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    Notable Coronavirus Victims

    Don't believe it, and looking at the comments I'm not alone.
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    Political Frailty

    And this is how the notability standard continues downhill.
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    50/50 Reboot

    I don't pick people who not in the least notable.
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    Dead Pop Stars

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    Christopher Plummer

    Ah, that explains it. I never picked him for anything because all the indications were that he was in robust good health.
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    What are you doing to kill the boredom.

    I rarely keep fiction these days, it gets passed on or donated to charity. But I do have a vast bookcase full of mostly reference books, most of which rarely get consulted these days because internet. Sometimes a book is better though, such as when you want to identify something like a moth or a mushroom. Flicking through a book often gets a quicker result. It always tells me a lot about a person when they clock the bookshelves and their reaction is to ask "Have you read all those books?" The truthful answer would be "Hardly any of those, but I've read thousands of others."
  7. I was a bit underwhelmed, tbh. Not as funny as I expected, especially after they got rid of the first bloke.
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    What are you doing to kill the boredom.

    Still haven't dusted and gutted the bookshelves. I did find a stash of jigsaw puzzles in a wardrobe though. Mostly old Falcons from the 80s/90s of Old Master type paintings. So I've done some of them. Lovely. You really appreciate the details of a painting this way. And it's all very good for the brain, apparently.
  9. Inspired by Deathray's music swap thread, here's a game. Choose a favourite song, give a few clues, and people try to guess what it is. You can ask questions to narrow it down. I'll start. 1960s album track British artist A UK No 1 single hit for a different artist
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    50. Captain Tom Moore

    Quite a war of words broke out on local FB page about who clapped and who didn't. I couldn't see the point myself, not as though he could hear it.
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    COVID 19 - Second Wave

    I agree with you. It was the media that caused the Great Toilet Roll Panic, by unnecessarily reporting that people in Australia were stocking up on it.
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    His wife died only a few weeks ago, didn't she? Henrietta Knight's sister.
  13. Obviously some of us can be ruled out because of the grammar.
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    50. Captain Tom Moore

    Harmless old boy, but it's all got ridiculous. Who started it anyway? How did the wider world find out about him?
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    50. Captain Tom Moore

    No, and I doubt that he intended any money raised to be spent on children's playrooms and the like.
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    Aung San Suu Kyi

    So it's the same thing really. Great, I'll stick with Burma then, especially as there's no other way of saying Burmese.
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    The 2nd Death of 2021

    Jimmy Greaves, courtesy of random.org
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    Aung San Suu Kyi

    I have to say, having spent quite a bit of time in that country, I've heard lots of Dutch people calling it Holland.
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    Aung San Suu Kyi

    and Gitega which was called Bujumbura until recently. I found that easier to remember when paired with Burundi.
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    Hal Holbrook

    First DDP hit of the year for me, albeit in the theme team.
  21. Commission president gives AstraZeneca 1-star review on Amazon Insisting that a powerful trading bloc such as the EU deserves to be treated much better, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has given AstraZeneca a one-star review on Amazon. “We ordered 300 million doses of this company’s COVID vaccine with the understanding we would have a certain number by now,” she wrote in a review of the AZD1222 vaccine. “It turns out priority was given to another country just because they placed their order a few months before we did. “When I called the customer service number, I was put on hold for ages,” she continued. “I finally spoke to a representative, but this individual was not helpful, and instead of making an effort to expedite delivery, he came up with a ridiculous excuse about production glitches. “Totally unprofessional,” she added. “It seems like this company has never dealt with a major vaccine rollout during a global pandemic before.” Sources indicate that after leaving the review, von der Leyen wrote the company an angry email in which she demanded they bump her to the front of the queue. “Beware of this company,” an individual believed to be von der Leyen later wrote in a different review under a false name. “I’d find another seller if I were you.” Not all customers have given AstraZeneca such a negative review. One buyer form the UK named B. Johnson gave the company five stars and described the service as “impeccable,” noting that his orders were being fulfilled ahead of schedule and that he had received a free tote bag and pen with each dose. https://today.rtl.lu/entertainment/the-luxembourg-wurst/a/1662483.html
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    Rupert Murdoch

    I'm going to suggest that you're a more unpleasant troll than Iain.
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    Aung San Suu Kyi

    I really struggle with "Naypyidaw". It would be much easier if the capital was Yangon and they went back to calling it Rangoon. As for my Dad's war medal, I won't be calling that the Myanmar Star.
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    Dustin Diamond

    No idea who he is.
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    Most Significant Death Of Each Month

    I used to have this on cassette, along with Phil Spector's Christmas Album which was free with it. Early 80s, I think.

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