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    Mindy McCready

    Funny that you should bump it on the day BBC4 is showing Citizen Kane, too. And no I'd never heard of her either, but imagined a singer a little like Lurleen from The Simpsons.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    I was at the Oval for Igglesden's first Test in 1989. We managed to snatch a draw at the end of a 4--0 drubbing. But Gladstone Small, not known for his batting, held the Aussies at bay with a splendid 50 and as Iggy sloped out at number 11, someone in the stand called out "now you do the same!" Not a Kent follower, clearly.
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    India - How bad can it get?

    It may be that new cases and deaths have peaked - both are roughly where they were a week ago - but it's a very high peak to come down from, and we know that coming down is slower. So I would expect deaths to be at around 300,000 by the end of this month and pass 400,000 sometime during the summer. Deaths per capita still extremely low though - they do have 1.4 billion people.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    I much preferred 'I Promised Myself' and I'm not surprised it did well in Europe. A more subtle melody than his big hit but more effective for it I think.
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    India - How bad can it get?

    On the plus side, it seems a few call centres are shut - I'm not getting so many idiot telesales calls from people pretending to do a 'survey.' Every cloud and all that ...
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    The English Language

    Slightly disappointed that nobody picked up 'rail against' even though it was unintentional at the time.
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    The English Language

    Just spent an amusing half hour reading this one from the start. I appear to have made a few early posts, though I don't remember them at all. So can I be the first on here to rail against 'train station?' Literally nobody used that term when I was young. If you wanted to catch a train, or meet someone off the train, you went to the STATION. Yes I know a few larger towns and cities have bus stations, but you could always say 'bus station' to make it clear if that's where you were headed (heading?). This is another US import I suspect. You even see it on signposts now.
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    15. Jimmy Carter

    They have - and yet Biden is older than the four men who came before him, which I guess might be unprecedented.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Time to uncross those fingers dude !
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    The Falklands?
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Yeah, the nearest Tesco Extras and Sainsburys Locals will have been stripped of their stock.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Supermarkets sell plenty of flowers - sometimes corner shops too.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Well there is a precedent - of sorts. I believe the Duchess of Windsor didn't attend the funerals of George VI or Queen Mary. Furthermore she wasn't pregnant, and there wasn't a worldwide pandemic raging. Talking of which, wouldn't they have to quarantine? Are the Royals exempt from such rules?
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    Covid 19 ------- Third wave?

    Heartbreaking figures continue to come from Italy, with another 627 reported dead today - just 45 here, and that a 'spike' after low Easter figures. 638 in Poland and 311 in Hungary, a country of nine million people - which would be the equivalent of over 2000 in the UK. A couple of weeks ago Italy's per-million figure was about 100 behind Britain's - tomorrow they will overtake us, as Slovakia did earlier today. The third wave sweeping Europe means that three million Covid deaths is now a formality. Did anyone here predict that a year back? Pessimistic projections come from SAGE meanwhile, predicting a late-summer surge - in hospitalisations and deaths - following the easing of restrictions in June. Cases will go up, no doubt, but won't almost everyone have been vaccinated by then? If we're going to die anyway, what was the point?
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    Covid passports

    Has it been made clear whether these would be made available to those who have only had the first dose, or would you have to be doubly jabbed? If your first dose is given in May, you won't be getting the next until August, which is most of the summer gone. Bit tough if you only wanted to get away for a weekend or sit in a pub garden with a few friends (and yes I know that pubs won't be asking for them next week. Anyone planning on going, by the way?).

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