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  1. En Passant

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    Your namesake, Never heard of him (as with many of your posts), but quality find for that alone. (honestly I'm just being nice, not some kind of cunt here)
  2. I know the place we are in. However, providing it doesn't mean ridiculous pain for the recipient, this is a bad thing?
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    Kill or Save: UK No.3 Hits of the 70s

    20-6-24 (2) 30 Mott the Hoople - All The Young Dudes +4 24 David Bowie - Sound and Vision 24 R. Dean Taylor - There’s A Ghost in My House 22 David Bowie - Life on Mars? 22 Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 22 Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street 20 ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 20 ABBA - Money, Money, Money 20 America - A Horse With No Name 20 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend 20 Donna Summer - Love’s Unkind 20 Edwin Starr - War 20 Electric Light Orchestra - Don’t Bring Me Down 20 Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World 20 Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden 20 Suzi Quatro - 48 Crash 20 The Four Seasons - Silver Star 20 The Four Tops - A Simple Game 20 The Jam - The Eton Rifles 20 The Rolling Stones - Miss You 20 Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony - The Hustle 14 Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love 14 The Wombles - Remember You’re a Womble 14 Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run 02 Carly Simon - You’re So Vain -6
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    General Election 2024?

    The only Tory with the prudence to enlist a proxy to place his bet on the election date.
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    British Character Actors

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/steve-sweeney-death-kathy-burke-lock-stock-b2565756.html They've now expanded to an actual article, from a twitter item. And they've still got his age wrong.
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    British Character Actors

    And I'd say that Indy one is also conflating the two somehow it's saying "74" - which tallies with the American comedians birthdate of 1947, and whilst I can't find a birthdate for the british actor, that would have made him around 48-50 when appearing in Lock Stock, which I'd hazard is pushing it somewhat, I'd have said he was 35 maybe 40 absolute tops in that.
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    Kill or Save: UK No.3 Hits of the 70s

    20/6/24 66 Electric Light Orchestra - Don’t Bring Me Down 53 Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street 28 The Jam - The Eton Rifles 27 ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 18 Donna Summer - Love’s Unkind 15 The Rolling Stones - Miss You +4 14 Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 8 Earth, Wind & Fire - September -6
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool VI

    Nor me really, but from my extensive experience of finding it unavoidable (and latterly even a passing interest in some of it...) Home Nation = Any 1 of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (but not the Irish Republic) Cap = played for them once. And that can include subbed on and played for only seconds. Football = soccer not rugby football or any other kind Simply: Any UK footballer who ever played, even for a second, for their national team. I think, anyway. Considering entering this time myself, so unutterably happy to accept corrections to this from any sports afficionado's.
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    Kill or Save: UK No.3 Hits of the 70s

    19-6-24 62 Electric Light Orchestra - Don’t Bring Me Down 53 Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street 28 The Cars - My Best Friend ’s Girl 24 Donna Summer - Love’s Unkind 24 The Jam - The Eton Rifles 23 ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 16 Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 19 The Rolling Stones - Miss You +4 10 Earth, Wind & Fire - September -6
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    General Election 2024?

    Alan Brazil is standing for Reform?
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    Punt Pool

    He was SC's first reserve, right after that other one, and that woman who ran a cookery school.
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    General Election 2024?

    I know its ridiculous, but I hate the fact it makes me look naive asking, and yet at the same time it's completely the opposite of naive, it's having been through it that many times and been fed the same sets of lies (or if not technically lies, omissions or obfuscations) time after time I'm anything but naive about it. Nothing could be more serious and yet the closest to the truth is probably binface with a manifesto that could have been written by a 12 year old with a sense of humour. I'm tired of it and want a little rant about it. Sadly for anyone here, it's here that has happened. ETA: whilst ranting and TLDR: I remember trying in 2015/16 to find the facts about Brexit. It was almost impossible to find anything unbiased. The whole fucking thing was started by Cameron trying to reign in his own parties right wing and sod all to do with what was 'best for Britain', he just didn't think he could lose so it was a reasonable approach and anyway he cared about himself first, the tories second and the rest of us a distant 3rd. All the battle buses with £350M a week for the NHS, and no more paying into the EU with OUR money, no more Johnny Foreigner walking in unfettered were just so much hot air. Nowhere could you find (or at least I couldn't) a sensible unbiased list of any 'pros and cons'. It was all either lies from politicians, or lies from biased news sources, or 'balanced' opinion from sources too afraid to say much either way. The most important decisions in our lives are based on lying, you'd think by now we could do better, but it seems too many of us are still children who just want an ice-cream they don't have to pay for and that's why it's always been this way and probably always will and you only have to watch one vox-pop to know it.
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    1. Jimmy Carter

    Can I have 104 rounds from the armoury please? 1 for each of the people who continue this countdown.
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    General Election 2024?

    Be a bit more honest about it? But yeah, I know, it's politics. Just a bit fed up of all that. On the rest? Well, you're not really saying anything I don't know already mate. I didn't honestly expect you (or anyone else) to, but thought I'd ask anyway. Was just your post I responded to. Basically I was just throwing it out there such that we don't all leap on this Labour are going to fix it bandwagon and then become immediately (for monthly and yearly values of 'immediately' probably) disenchanted. I've already said I'm voting for them, and not necessarily whilst holding my nose. But I'm not expecting miracles. And no, the rest don't have to justify their bollox because they'll never have to do it. I guess the bottom line is I'm cheesed off with being lied to, either explicitly or by omission. The pity is, it's done because far too many people have absolutely no fuckin clue and expect the good fairy to sort it all out. Hey ho.
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    That Portillo Moment

    It's an amusing photo montage. Sadly none of those jerk-offs need a 12.50 an hour job (more's the pity).
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