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43 minutes ago, Boycie said:

It's all I've heard about all weekend .....she doesn't half whine on , saw the Pet Shop boys in Glasgow on Tues , that my friends is music

I'm sure Neil Tennant is responsible for a lot of catchy tunes...

 

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2 hours ago, ETCHY said:

I'm sorry about your arse ( I share your pain believe me)

However "shoes falling out of a loft" analogy is superb, really made me laugh 😃

The German expression for diarrhoea is very apposite.

Durchfall = Throughfall.

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4 hours ago, Markeh said:

I mean, I call it a business that's making me money, to be honest, but each to their own!

I could (and have considered) quite easily put the entire contents of that shed on Ebay in one job lot tomorrow. I have no attachment to any of it. It is here temporarily until it is either sold, parted out or binned. To me, that isn't hoarding.

Shit, thought it was somebody else I was replying to!

Specsavers, etc.

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2 hours ago, Supernaut said:

Shit, thought it was somebody else I was replying to!

Specsavers, etc.

It did seem a bit strange!

I think my folks would agree with you and call me a hoarder, mind!

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19 hours ago, artdjones said:

The German expression for diarrhoea is very apposite.

Durchfall = Throughfall.

When I am afflicted by the diarrhoeas,  it sounds like I'm running a bath.

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21 hours ago, Boycie said:

He is , highlight was West end girls 

Saw them live back in the day and did think that he should have stayed writing at Smash Hits (?) as he seemed to just talk his way through every song.

The rendition of Go West was, by far, the best (just twigged that was about 40 years ago though)

 

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Once again, I am the victim of having to work on my own engine.  I took great care doing the shims on the Princess, even improved things if the measurements are to be believed.  Hand cranked when it was all together to be sure of no issues on start up.  Everything appeared to be present and correct, there was nothing more for me to check... turned the key and something has gone wrong.

Whatever has gone wrong has happened between me turning the engine with a sensible amount of resistance due to compression with a hand tool, to something now binding after being started on the key.  I really hope it's something like the cambelt has skipped one tooth and I just need to correct that (it has done this to me randomly before) and fit a new belt.  I really hope I haven't gone and smashed all the valves into all the pistons again, although I really can't see how I could have been to blame since it was fine right up until I put the key in the ignition and turned it.

More fool me for thinking I could work on an engine without supervision.

 

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On 09/06/2024 at 15:45, andy18s said:

I'm sure Neil Tennant is responsible for a lot of catchy tunes...

He is responsible for one of my favourite cover versions (as in, if he hadn't written it this cover wouldn't have happened)...
 

 

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2 hours ago, vulgalour said:

More fool me for thinking I could work on an engine without supervision.

 

I R THICK.

It was two stupid little mistakes.  The first was the gasket I'd made for the camshaft end plate was cut ever so slightly wrong and binding on the end of the camshaft.  The second was that I'd put the distributor in on the wrong timing.  Fixed both of those and now it's fine.  In fact it's more than fine, it's driving better than it has in ages which was a bit of a surprise.  One valve is still a bit noisy but it can wait, it's within tolerance and right now I don't care.

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2 hours ago, Pieman said:

He is responsible for one of my favourite cover versions (as in, if he hadn't written it this cover wouldn't have happened)...
 

 

Best thing he did, IMHO

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Down the bottom end of my estate there's some purpose built "dump granny" sheltered housing maisonettes. The council have decided when Ethel shuffles off that it would be a great idea to move in druggies / released from prison / other twats. Cos they'll integrate really well with 90 year olds, they love a bit of bangin trance.

For some reason that nobody can fathom crime has increased and there are lots of young men who like wearing ballies strolling about selling herbal supplements*.

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The upper radiator hose blew in my new (to me) Elantra. And the only one to be found on all the parts stores is the too short one, which fits the Accent. Now I have to find a sure way to measure the diameter and buy the hose by the meter.

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7 hours ago, jakebullet said:

Down the bottom end of my estate there's some purpose built "dump granny" sheltered housing maisonettes. The council have decided when Ethel shuffles off that it would be a great idea to move in druggies / released from prison / other twats. Cos they'll integrate really well with 90 year olds, they love a bit of bangin trance.

For some reason that nobody can fathom crime has increased and there are lots of young men who like wearing ballies strolling about selling herbal supplements*.

Pure coincidence 

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Currently on holiday in Malta with the wife and received a call from my panic stricken  daughter who'd received a letter from a collections agency stating she had failed attend Bromley magistrates court ( we live in Liverpool ) in January for a matter and the £75 fine is now at £1,109 and a warrant has been issued by the court  for collection agents to secure goods to this effect immediately. 

She didn't have a clue what it was about but was in tears and whirling off into a hyper panic, I dread to think what my phone bill will stand at but I called the debt collectors who wouldn't discuss it so got her to call and give consent to deal with me, they weren't interested in the fact we had received no letters regarding this prior , refused to discuss what the original issue was or where an offence was committed and kept asking if I would make full payment ....... like fuck I would as she's never been to Bromley .  Long call to Court services and it transpires the person concerned lives in Essex and has the same name and DOB as my daughter and got pulled for no insurance in Hackney,  seems the collections agency just plucked the wrong person from equifax and sent them someones debt. 

I called the collections agency and informed them they had fucked up royally and made a data breach but they weren't arsed even though they had the Essex address on file  and they curtly said " that's sorted now bye",  had the recipient been of poor mental health this could easily have tipped them over the edge.   

Sorry for the long rant but this was fucking awful and I'm seething, I'll be reporting the data breach to the information commissioner in the hope they get a fat fine and I want my phone bill paid...twats 🤬

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On 12/06/2024 at 19:58, Pieman said:

He is responsible for one of my favourite cover versions (as in, if he hadn't written it this cover wouldn't have happened)...
 

 

For a bad moment there I thought you meant this cover - that one really belongs in the Grumpy Thread 

 

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3 hours ago, omegod said:

I'll be reporting the data breach to the information commissioner in the hope they get a fat fine and I want my phone bill paid...twats 🤬

Yep, fight it as hard as you can, when you get back.

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1 hour ago, DavieW said:

Wall to wall football and politics on every news and current affairs programmes. FRO. 

Either that or Taylor FUCKING Swift, I am sick and fucking tired of hearing about her.

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I've been to the cinema to see real film. During trailers for modern shite I get told to turn my phone off by staff, so I stop facebooking that I'm seeing the matrix and turn it off. As usual thought goes thru my head, but what if there's an emergency ? Nah, it'll be right.

Turned it back on in the end credits. PING! goes messenger. Oh it's Ray, not seen him for ages! Message is only telling me his wife died tonight. Message sent 5 minutes after I turned phone off. 

So not only am I upset about Meg, but I feel a total shit that he's going to think I've been ignoring his message. I don't do well at meaningless platitudes at the best of times. RIP Meg.

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On 08/06/2024 at 17:48, maxxo said:

Grump at myself

always liked old computer tat

i threw away a Dell Dimension 2400 today, not even 1GB of ram in it 

just had to no use for it at all, it’s not worth anything and well the capacitors had blown

but I always liked them

i feel bad about taking it to the tip but it was just clutter

 

Reddit excerpt as follows: 

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Recycle it, if anything it’s a waste of electricity.

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3 hours ago, omegod said:

Currently on holiday in Malta with the wife and received a call from my panic stricken  daughter who'd received a letter from a collections agency stating she had failed attend Bromley magistrates court ( we live in Liverpool ) in January for a matter and the £75 fine is now at £1,109 and a warrant has been issued by the court  for collection agents to secure goods to this effect immediately. 

She didn't have a clue what it was about but was in tears and whirling off into a hyper panic, I dread to think what my phone bill will stand at but I called the debt collectors who wouldn't discuss it so got her to call and give consent to deal with me, they weren't interested in the fact we had received no letters regarding this prior , refused to discuss what the original issue was or where an offence was committed and kept asking if I would make full payment ....... like fuck I would as she's never been to Bromley .  Long call to Court services and it transpires the person concerned lives in Essex and has the same name and DOB as my daughter and got pulled for no insurance in Hackney,  seems the collections agency just plucked the wrong person from equifax and sent them someones debt. 

I called the collections agency and informed them they had fucked up royally and made a data breach but they weren't arsed even though they had the Essex address on file  and they curtly said " that's sorted now bye",  had the recipient been of poor mental health this could easily have tipped them over the edge.   

Sorry for the long rant but this was fucking awful and I'm seething, I'll be reporting the data breach to the information commissioner in the hope they get a fat fine and I want my phone bill paid...twats 🤬

Keep at it cuz they'll all try to fob you off.

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4 hours ago, omegod said:

Currently on holiday in Malta with the wife and received a call from my panic stricken  daughter who'd received a letter from a collections agency stating she had failed attend Bromley magistrates court ( we live in Liverpool ) in January for a matter and the £75 fine is now at £1,109 and a warrant has been issued by the court  for collection agents to secure goods to this effect immediately. 

She didn't have a clue what it was about but was in tears and whirling off into a hyper panic, I dread to think what my phone bill will stand at but I called the debt collectors who wouldn't discuss it so got her to call and give consent to deal with me, they weren't interested in the fact we had received no letters regarding this prior , refused to discuss what the original issue was or where an offence was committed and kept asking if I would make full payment ....... like fuck I would as she's never been to Bromley .  Long call to Court services and it transpires the person concerned lives in Essex and has the same name and DOB as my daughter and got pulled for no insurance in Hackney,  seems the collections agency just plucked the wrong person from equifax and sent them someones debt. 

I called the collections agency and informed them they had fucked up royally and made a data breach but they weren't arsed even though they had the Essex address on file  and they curtly said " that's sorted now bye",  had the recipient been of poor mental health this could easily have tipped them over the edge.   

Sorry for the long rant but this was fucking awful and I'm seething, I'll be reporting the data breach to the information commissioner in the hope they get a fat fine and I want my phone bill paid...twats 🤬

Utterly deplorable, best of luck, definitely be as persistent as possible 

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3 hours ago, DavieW said:

Wall to wall football and politics on every news and current affairs programmes. FRO. 

BBC Scotland had an article about the fans in gathering in Munich. “There’s a real buzz etc etc cliche , cliche.”

There were a few people milling around. For a midday in a major city, I would have said it looked unusually quiet, but let’s not spoil what passes for journalism these days with facts.

Yes, keep the football to the actual match broadcasts. I hate the shots of fans in pubs  “going wild” when a goal is scored in particular.

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20 hours ago, jakebullet said:

Down the bottom end of my estate there's some purpose built "dump granny" sheltered housing maisonettes. The council have decided when Ethel shuffles off that it would be a great idea to move in druggies / released from prison / other twats. Cos they'll integrate really well with 90 year olds, they love a bit of bangin trance.

For some reason that nobody can fathom crime has increased and there are lots of young men who like wearing ballies strolling about selling herbal supplements*.

Hope you're keeping track of these indiscretions on your cctv ..  #sarcasm

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48 minutes ago, andy18s said:

Hope you're keeping track of these indiscretions on your cctv ..  #sarcasm

Tell me where you live and I'll send them your way given you love diversity*

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54 minutes ago, goosey said:

£233 to hire a car for 2 weeks then another £210 to hire 2 booster seats 😡

Just another reason to drive the whole way

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