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    Saudi Arabia

    It's only right that we give time and space for the full facts to emerge and don't just leap to conclusions. Imagine if Corbyn had said something equally stupid about Salisbury.
  2. It was an impressive number. As the leadership of neither party wants to go anywhere near a second referendum it's difficult to see how one happens. I see a stitch up where some form of awful deal limps over the line with the support of just enough of Labour. The hope being from Corbyn, that the country will then be in such a catastrophic collpase, they'll consider a Labour government. I'm presuming Corbyn and McDonell were nowehere near that march yesterday? I believe this week's phrase is 'shit show'.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Singing is absolutely ok. I've been to gigs where it's almost obligatory.
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    Things you often Wonder

    I know that the 'Ploughmans Lunch' was made up and pushed by the Milk Marketing Board to sell more cheese. So perhaps similarly, the full english was a marketing device by some abattoir somewhere and disgusting perverts jumped on the bandwagon with a big push for pineapple on an otherwise savoury meal?
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    The History Thread

    Aberfan, 21st October, 1966 116 children and 28 adults killed under a coal spoil slip that had been knowingly built up over the village school and on top of a natural spring. The Coal Board were found guilty, but not prosecuted. The NCB refused to make other similar spoil heaps safe as it would cost too much. Eventually, public donations were forcibly taken from the relief fund by the government to contribute to the removal of other similar spoil tips. The NCB offered £50 compensation per family, regardless of the number of dead per family. This was resisted by what the NCB described as 'a hardcore of parents looking to capitalize'. The money raised by public donation was initially stopped from being distributed by The Charities Commission, they required proof that individual parents had suffered sufficiently and had been sufficiently close to their children to warrant a pay out.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Will they be allowed to hold their smart phones aloft, so they can film themselves entering the fiery hole, so they can put it on youtube later?
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    What Album Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Sorting out an old tub of records and having a bit of a refresh of what's out for playing, when I find a bundle labelled 'randoms'. Excellent, I thought, let's pop this open and see what's in here. Now I'm listening to INXS and Bonnie Tyler. Could be a long evening.
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    What Album Are You Listening To Right Now?

    kinda both / either It wasn't just a list of old artists you could google, it was more what's in your personal collection or who have you seen perform at a ripe old age. BB King was still performing live aged about 87/ 88. I saw him when he was in his early 70's and he was clearly in command of that room back then. That show, we were walking past the hall where he was playing, the crowds had died down, a support act was already playing. On the off chance and unplanned we walked up to the box office and asked if there were any returns. The woman said 'yes, but only one single seat sorry'. So I said I'd take it, turned to my wife and said 'you ok to do something else for a couple of hours?' She was awesome then, awesome now.
  9. To be fair to our government, we're trying to sell more shit to Moldova, not have Moldovans coming over here. I bet they'd have used our hospitals and got benefits if we'd let them in. Buy some bombs if you want to be taken seriously, Moldova.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Never realised it was a point of debate that women can find it more intimidating to walk down a street late at night. Genuinely opened my eyes there on how situations are viewed. Certainly never seen it suggested before that women don't walk alone at night because they just don't want to or that they have some sort of wrong attitude. Consider me more informed now than 48 hours ago.
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    What Album Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Tony Bennett in the lead!. Yes, good call on Cohen. I just googled him up and whilst he's currently dead. He did live to be 82 and release an album 3 weeks before his death. So we've got a draw on our hands. Though with Lee in the advantageous position of still being alive. Wasn't any sort of competition by the way, just curiosity on what age artists get to and still have the drive to make and perform new material. When I was 40 I decided I was too old for gigs. Then I decided to revise that to 50. Now I'm looking around, there are people older than me there and I think hell, if I'm younger than the guy on the stage, it's fine.
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    What Album Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Mr Lee Scratch Perry is 82 years old and still releasing new and original material. I saw him live 3 or 4 years ago and he set his hat on fire. Just threw it back stage and kept singing. I'd be fairly sure he's the oldest artist in my collection. Anybody got an older one they can name?
  13. not watched QT in a while, but I do sometimes watch TW Started watching it last night but wandered off, came back in the room just in time to see the full version of Bobbie playing an excellent straight guy.
  14. give the video in the instagram a clicky