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Room 101

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Occam
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Re: Room 101

#41 Post by Occam » August 9th, 2008, 1:30 am

Latest post of the previous page:

The so-called "reality" shows are worse than game shows. I especially hate them, because even tuning past them for a few seconds they are almost invariably working out completely unethical, devious ways of competing with and harming each other. And this is encouraged by the structure of the shows.

I doubt that you have these in the U.K., but you probably have their equivalents: Fox (faux) News and Rush Limbaugh - demagoguery to the tenth power.

And, similar to Emma's description, a large family of peacocks who have taken up residence up the hill from me. At random intervals during the middle of the night they scream loudly, and it's reminiscent of a cat being slowly eaten by a wolf. Does wonders for one's heart health when suddenly awakened by this.

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Ninny
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Re: Room 101

#42 Post by Ninny » August 10th, 2008, 11:01 am

Ice-cream made from vegetable fat.
Dog owners who say "it's all right, he won't hurt you!"
Pam Ayres.
Crosses/crucifixes worn as jewellery (why would anybody want to wear an instrument of torture round their neck?)

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Re: Room 101

#43 Post by lewist » August 10th, 2008, 12:34 pm

:angry: Football commentaries on the radio :angry:
We had the Hearts match on at the Project all afternoon yesterday and it pure did ma heed in. We could have had Radio 3. I had Jazz Record Requests on the way home till I lost the signal somewhere around Blair Atholl. That was quite calming.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Alan H
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Re: Room 101

#44 Post by Alan H » August 10th, 2008, 3:58 pm

lewist wrote:I had Jazz Record Requests on the way home till I lost the signal somewhere around Blair Atholl. That was quite calming.
Which? The jazz or the silence?
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: Room 101

#45 Post by lewist » August 10th, 2008, 9:26 pm

Alan H wrote:
lewist wrote:I had Jazz Record Requests on the way home till I lost the signal somewhere around Blair Atholl. That was quite calming.
Which? The jazz or the silence?
Probably both, Alan! Mind you I did the journey in two hours and three minutes, the house (hitherto known as the project) is a little nearer. I didn't break the speed limit either.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Room 101

#46 Post by Nick » August 10th, 2008, 11:57 pm

lewist wrote:
:angry: Football commentaries on the radio :angry:
Clearly, you haven't sampled radio tennis commentary. WTF is that all about? I've yet to meet anyone who a) understands it and b) appreciates it. Come on then. Have you met anyone?

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Re: Room 101

#47 Post by thundril » August 11th, 2008, 3:49 pm

Men singing in gangs. Especially footlball songs. How the f can people be so proud of a total lack of ability.
(I make an exception for the welsh rugby crowd.)

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Re: Room 101

#48 Post by lewist » August 11th, 2008, 10:08 pm

Nick wrote:
lewist wrote:
:angry: Football commentaries on the radio :angry:
Clearly, you haven't sampled radio tennis commentary. WTF is that all about? I've yet to meet anyone who a) understands it and b) appreciates it. Come on then. Have yo met anyone?
I admit it, Nick. However, it sounds to be equally bad.
thundril wrote:Men singing in gangs. Especially football songs. How the f can people be so proud of a total lack of ability.
(I make an exception for the welsh rugby crowd.)
I agree, but in a land of singers, surely even the Welsh Rugby crowd is a bit downmarket?
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Room 101

#49 Post by erasmusinfinity » November 9th, 2008, 8:28 pm

Bigotry and prejudice. Destructive tribal formations.

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Re: Room 101

#50 Post by thundril » November 11th, 2008, 5:46 pm

Cycle lanes. They're often too narrow, they sometimes come to an abrupt end in the middle of a terrifying interchange, and the re-confirm in the mind of the motorist the belief that cyclists are not entitled to equal use of the road.

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Re: Room 101

#51 Post by Nick » November 11th, 2008, 5:51 pm

erasmusinfinity wrote:Bigotry and prejudice. Destructive tribal formations.
Sorry, old boy, but that is entirely desirable, far too sensible and therefore inadmissible in this thread. Have another go :D

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Re: Room 101

#52 Post by Nick » November 11th, 2008, 5:54 pm

thundril wrote:Cycle lanes. They're often too narrow, they sometimes come to an abrupt end in the middle of a terrifying interchange, and the re-confirm in the mind of the motorist the belief that cyclists are not entitled to equal use of the road.
If cycle lanes are put into Room 101, there won't be any cycle lanes. Hmm. Can we put rubbish cycle lane designers in instead?

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Re: Room 101

#53 Post by Alan H » November 11th, 2008, 11:19 pm

Nick wrote:Can we put rubbish cycle lane designers in instead?
Hmmm...I've heard of rubbish re-cycling centres (aka Civic Amenity Sites, or Middens in Scotland): are these the same things? :shrug:
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Room 101

#54 Post by thundril » November 15th, 2008, 8:38 pm

Nick wrote:
If cycle lanes are put into Room 101, there won't be any cycle lanes. Hmm. Can we put rubbish cycle lane designers in instead?
If they were fully integrated into the traffic system, (as in Rotterdam, for example) that would be great. But the UK's streets are not designed for them, so we end up with a couple of pink-and-yellow stripes painted along the gutter. We should get rid of them, emphasise the cyclists equal right to use the road (ie, slow the cars down) and that would get the cyclists off the bloody pavement!
Win-win!

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Re: Room 101

#55 Post by SkiCarver » November 15th, 2008, 11:22 pm

new labour . . well all of our current politicians are awful.
anyone who wore a white poppy insead of the red one from RBL.
new labour, said before i know, but one must make sure of these things.
political correctness.
daytime TV, well all tv, as i gave up watching that crap years ago.
can I include 50% of our atmospheric CO2? the room 101 carbon sequestration scheme, just as effective as anything GW bush has suggested.
vegetarians. tossers the lot of 'em. ... oh wait I'm a vege....
chavs. a better justification for forced steriliseation i have not seen.

i could go on, but i'd start to come across as a mid 30's dyslexic cermudgeon.
Atheist by choice, dyslexic by the grace of dog.

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Re: Room 101

#56 Post by SkiCarver » November 15th, 2008, 11:27 pm

thundril wrote:
Nick wrote: If cycle lanes are put into Room 101, there won't be any cycle lanes. Hmm. Can we put rubbish cycle lane designers in instead?
I am convinced that much of the 'cycle lane network' was put in merely to make up the miles for the governemnt stats. (we all know and love those little political white lies, eh?)

don't put cycle lanes in busy crouded ares, put miles of cycle lane on the unused road where it will not annoy anyone and there you go, excellent government stats, tax payers money wasted and a few dead cyclists to boot. new labour in a nutshell. (the cycle lane on the unused road bit is completely true.)
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Re: Room 101

#57 Post by Nick » November 16th, 2008, 10:56 am

Education speak, especially "learners" :angry:

The only time I'd ever consent to that title is when learning to drive.

Grrrr!

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Re: Room 101

#58 Post by Bellman » December 9th, 2008, 5:54 pm

I am driven nearly mad by the thumping and peeping that accompany the headlines on BBC TV news. :angry: What are they supposed to be for?

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Re: Room 101

#59 Post by lewist » December 9th, 2008, 6:31 pm

Bellman wrote:I am driven nearly mad by the thumping and peeping that accompany the headlines on BBC TV news. :angry: What are they supposed to be for?
100% agree!
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Room 101

#60 Post by Fia » December 9th, 2008, 6:58 pm

At least on R4 it's just the pips...

unless...

it's Elizabeth Windsor's birthday - not sure which one :)

Or even worse (dunno if they still do it)...

A pope croaks. Which made me think I was in some weird time loop whenever it was one died a week after another.

So I'd put the national anthem and sombre dead pope music into Room 101, so we will never again be rudely awoken by such irrelevancies.

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Alan H
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Re: Room 101

#61 Post by Alan H » December 9th, 2008, 7:12 pm

The national anthem still gets played every night at 1am on Radio 4, just after the shipping forecast.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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