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  1. 12 points
    Univers

    Rate my Tue

    Pretty textbook really, went into UCLH on the Thursday midday and settled into a peaceful ward with a view of the BT tower, had some jell injected into bits (her) and watched Wheeler Dealers on Quest (me), listened to a polish girl struggling with labour while her mate nattered on the phone all day like they do, went to the labour ward at midnight, that’s where you get a private room, en suite, this is where the Uruk Hai are actually cut from their birthing sacs. Had a midwife with literally the best bedside manner ever. Was only seen by one british medic the whole time, not sure this brilliant service would survive without the forins but at least we’ll have blue passports and be able to order our carveries in English again. 9/10, will not be doing that again
  2. 10 points
    Univers

    Rate my Tue

    Baby has arrived! Didn’t want to overshadow Ollys badly squashed finger though
  3. 10 points
    cuppatea

    Blursday

    Yesterday I did a day of volunteering at this ace charity nearby. They provide a learning environment for young people who need help for whatever reason - learning difficulties, mental health problems, drugs and getting into trouble, or generally not good at getting work etc. They teach them all kinds of basic stuff like maths and English up to stuff like management and business and stuff. And they do this at the same time as offering them a working environment where they can learn to integrate properly in a workplace and gain experience, and feel a sense of ownership and responsibility and stuff - the working environment is are warehouse where they bring in and distribute food out to food charities and stuff (they're part of a national surplus food distribution network called Fair Share - some of the charities they distribute to prepare food for people who need it, some give it away like food banks etc), but they also run a kind of food bank of their own, but it's a subscription based thing. The warehouse is nearly completely independently run by these young people, and that's where we were volunteering. The whole thing was bloody amazing. They take in deliveries every day from the nearby Tesco distribution centre (completely free, delivered by Tesco at Tesco's cost) - mis-orders, supply-chain errors, unsold surplus etc. We took one delivery while we were there, sorting through the stock, logging it and storing it. There were, like £20 premium joints of lamb and stuff. Mad. The fella said that Tesco are deadly serious about their zero waste commitment too, and not just as a promotional thing - apparently they're pumping quite a lot of money into ensuring waste is properly diverted to good charities and stuff. Other supermarkets not so much. Anyway, it was a very positive experience, and I'm gonna speak to them to see if there is anything I can do to help them on a more regular basis. Wholeheartedly recommended.
  4. 9 points
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  6. 8 points
    GUBE

    how do you spell friday?

    So, pranny theatre, don't think I can capture its majesty in a post on the worst forum ever written on my phone but a capsule review: Dr. Strangelove meets Last of the Summer Wine. This play has been well reviewed in NYT and the cast are veterans of the New York experimental theatre circuit. But I don't think they have much experience with old people from St. Helens. The stage is set up like the War Room in Dr Strangelove. There's a countdown of 1hr and then some bizarre physical comedy (old woman who looks like Edna from the Incredibles flops over a table and reveals her crotch on purpose) and the other main one sings '60 Minute Man' and I am a bit Michael_Bolton_Office_Space.gif Then the masterstroke. They get all the oldest people in the room to sit around the table. I bet this all works great with old New York people but every time they used this ad hoc "Council of Elders" I was fookin dyin They all had to wear gaming headsets so you know what is a great constant noise in a play? That constant scrunching of a live mic as ten old people keep taking them on and off! The lead actor goes around the circle and asks each one what their worries are: each one uses it like a radio phone-in ("Well errr I'm just worried about Brexit and Trump and kids dying of poverty and all the stabbings") - every single one said "stabbing" in a Scouse accent and I was in actual tears in my seat, Mrs GUBE grabbing me to keep me upright. The countdown and the Strangelove references were being used to explore the theme of hidden desires or, as they called them, "unexploded ordnance". They went around the circle and asked someone what their biggest regret was, the thing they wished they had done more than anything in the world: first one "learn to swim", second one (headset falling off her head) "oooh too many", "pick one", "err, learn to swim". This bit of the show was quickly abandoned. I nearly shat myself laughing. The whole thing was a weird mess. Their hearts were in the right place but I have no real idea what was going on. The other main actor sang some other oldie, the main actor flopped over tables again. The countdown (which the audience timed on their phones and had to shout IT'S OVER! when it hit zero) was ignored. No bomb went off. Just did something else. The ending was a bit flat too. The main actor poured loads of scrunched up balls of paper with things you could say after "we could...", ie we could write a novel, we could look for world peace, we could eat Frubes until we shit white. They just did this until they were bored. End play. Go home.
  7. 8 points
    scaggy

    pigs pigs pigs pigs pigs pigs monday

    I don't. It was only a game of football he got paid silly money to do. I'd rather have a statue for the nurses who looked after her and kept her comfortable in her dying days getting paid next to nothing. But you never hear about them, do you?
  8. 8 points
    scaggy

    ELTAQAW

    So I was just in a driving lesson and was chatting to my instructor and the convo is basically this (remember she's Thai with a strong accent) DI: I need to do something with my children this weekend because I work too much. Me: Take them to the cinema. DI: Are there any films on? Me: (remembering her son loves piano) - Does your son like Queen? DI: Keen? Me: Queen DI: keen... they have that famous song on piano? Me: Bohemian Rhapsody. DI: What it called? Me: Bohemian Rhapsody DI: It's on John Lewis advert Me: Yes Bohemian Rhapsody DI: No...It's piano song. Me: Yes it's like (sings) Mamaaaaa, just killed a maaaan Di: No... Me: Ad it's got all that Bismillah NOOOOO! Di: It's a rock song! Me: yeah then it's like So you think you love me and leave me to diiiiie! Di: No it's like Somewhere Only We Know Me: ohhhhhhhhhh Keane! Di: Yes, that's what I said. Me: *Stiffling laughter I approach a roundabout in the wrong lane and end up on a narrow road with a bridge and stall the car*
  9. 8 points
    Emily

    ELTAQAW

    Okay, I’m sure everyone who wants to see this is in the cinema by now So the film was...not good. The worst bit was the portrayal of Freddie’s years of excess on the gay scene as a time of sadness and loneliness. I’m sure there may have been some of that, I’ve seen a few accounts of him at this time as a shy man who seemed awkward but I’m still pretty sure he was a willing participant who was at least somewhat enjoying himself. Also the rest of Quen weren’t at home being solid husbands and fathers throughout this period. The next biggest problem I have is that Roger didn’t actually lock himself in a cupboard. Although his divaish insistence on IILWMC was touched on and I appreciated it, in fact I appreciated all the IILWMC references. So bits were just laughably bad like when JD starts playing the base for Another One Bites the Dust and everyone stopped arguing. Some messing with the timeline annoyed me, the worst case of this was Freddie telling the band he had aids shortly before Live Aid, but throughout i often couldn’t make out which album they were supposed to be on. As cliched as they are I did enjoy a lot of the recording scenes, particularly BoRap. I loved the live scenes (I know, okay, but I still love them). I also mostly enjoyed the relationship with Mary Austin and would have liked to have seen more of Jim Hutton, what we did see was rushed and unbelievable. The woman who plays Mary is beautiful. Gay villain Prenter was poorly drawn but everyone did hate him so perhaps he deserved it. Oh and Littlefinger! I nearly forgot about the teeth...they were there I’m sure I’m missing lots because I’ve written this while acting as a climbing frame for a toddler. There was enough to keep me (with my enduring love for Quen) engaged for the most of the film but overall it was pretty bad. It could have been much, much better without the band involved and with a different director.
  10. 8 points
    Gavin 2.0

    BO RAP FRIDAY

    Re: the army guy, one of my favourite lines is his: "We are such fans of your music and all of your records. I'm not speaking of yours personally, but the whole genre of the rock and roll."
  11. 8 points
  12. 8 points
    amnesiac

    RED DEAD REDEMPTION (Fri)DAY

    Is this the daily thread? Literally don't know what day it is. Kid A was sectioned on Oct 13 after a particularly bad episode of psychosis and there were no places in London he's in a secure hospital here in Norfolk so me & Mrs A have been living here since then. Bad times man. Seen some scary horrible stuff. It's really cold here.
  13. 8 points
    GUBE

    Musical Tueth

    ah you've been great of late, stay strong man
  14. 8 points
    Univers

    Musical Tueth

  15. 7 points
    Stumpedmolar

    The House of Wedpresentatives

    bit rich
  16. 7 points
    Does anyone know where the timps's house sighting thread is?
  17. 7 points
  18. 7 points
    Emily

    Friing without wings

    Favourite penguin
  19. 7 points
    Shoebox

    Friing without wings

    I did, last night, in a dream! She decided to simply replace our fancy chrome, waterfall shower with crappy electric thing that barely let out a trickle of water and was positioned lower than even my head height. Furious I was! I moved out as a result! Then I woke up angry and couldn't get back to sleep again even though it was all made up.
  20. 7 points
    Burch

    Club Wed

    Works better with alphabeti spaghetti.
  21. 6 points
    Shoebox

    Thurs Of Tha Month

    Absolute local chancer who has his hands in a ridiculous number of pies, many of which raise many questions of legality. Also used to fancy my sister when they were in primary school together and was a no-show at squash tournament we held. I was due to play him, suspect he was too chicken! *bock bock bock!* http://thepoliticalmedway.co.uk/is-rainham-central-to-rehman-chishti/
  22. 6 points
    scaggy

    Thurs Of Tha Month

    Would loved to have had Corbo stand up and do a constituents letters session about local busses and hospitals. Just for lols.
  23. 6 points
  24. 6 points
    Stumpedmolar

    Thread title

    is the friend... your missus, scaggy?
  25. 6 points
    GUBE

    The House of Wedpresentatives

    i actually find the pretext of most Boyz II Men songs that all 4 guyz are in the same emotional situation quite flimsy actually
  26. 6 points
    Olly

    pigs pigs pigs pigs pigs pigs monday

    i feel sorry for your wife if you think this is great stuff.
  27. 6 points
  28. 6 points
    GUBE

    ELTAQAW

    now I realise Dexter Fletcher made Sunshine on Leith and Eddie the Eagle, the film makes so much more sense and why it looks like BBC tv film come to life. I didn't think the sexuality thing was too badly portrayed, except the idea of Quen as 'home' where he acts 'normal' is a bit overstated. But the evidence is there in the records that in the late 70s and early 80s, Mercury was writing bad songs and was out on the scene and he did get used by a lot of vultures. It doesn't tarnish his sexuality any more than the downward spiral in Requiem for a Dream is an assault on heterosexuality (obviously it is not as extreme). Some of the exposition and over-explanation in the film was some of the absolute worst I've seen. A really embarrassing script. I also got the idea that the writers sat Brian and Roger down and said "look, we have to address that people think you're both berks, but we'll do it gently to show you have a sense of humour, and also we'll float the idea that YOU SINGLEHANDEDLY INVENTED DONATING MONEY TO THE ETHIOPIAN FAMINE." The clumsy ways that they show the band are experimental and wacky are all hilarious but ultimately bad. They act as if when recording Quens 1 & 2 + SHA (glossed over as if one album) that they were basically as out there as Karlheinz Stockhausen when really if you listen to the records it's just LOTS OF LAYERS. Their records took ages because there's like 60 tracks per song. Not because they swung an amplifier back and forth to create a panning/doppler effect. But hey it looks funny, and that's Quen (it is not). The casting of the band was great and I can't fault the acting as such, but I think bad material does make acting also look bad, like, why are you saying these dumb and corny lines good actor person? Way too many heartfelt Freddie-is-sad-and-glassy-eyed moments. His complexity is either him being the raving queen or eeyore. That said they get little details right, like John Deacon's weird move when he plays bass in the 80s and Brian May's slightly petulant whinevoice ("does anyone want to talk about the muuuusic?"). Things I came out wanting to know about: the guy who he sacks after 'misleading him' (no offence Fred you were having a whale of a time) who then gives an interview where he calls him a "lonely little Paki" - is that real? I also wanted to know a bit more about Jim Hutton, who seems like an alright person. And lastly, there is no 'how Football Fight' was made' montage.
  29. 6 points
    Stumpedmolar

    Forcewed

    Only came on to see if Emily has phoned hotpoint.
  30. 6 points
    Univers

    Wed dead wedemption

    I went to a girls house once and she put on a rod stewart compilation, then drove home to watch ENG getting knocked out the WC by BRA, then went to a temp job at the DHS, absolute 24 hour personal holocaust
  31. 6 points
    Mitchum

    Wed dead wedemption

    When I was about fourteen or fifteen our Irish language teacher, a Christian Brother who had spent most of his adult life teaching 'religious studies' in southern Africa (Rhodesia, I think) allowed us to watch a film as long as we paid 50p each as a donation toward 'the missions'. So some scallywag replaced one of the Herbie films on VHS that were in the school library with a copy of Aliens. The Christian Bro had an actual live heart-attack when Ripley dreams of an almost chest-bust. He survived but never returned to teaching.
  32. 6 points
    Univers

    Friing without wings

    Sorry that was meant to be an email to a client
  33. 6 points
  34. 6 points
    Olly

    Club Wed

    you know what would be absolutely brilliant, if they did that and then DIDN'T let UK join in, i would literally die. we all would.
  35. 6 points
    slavestate

    Song Tue

    Free love on the free love highway
  36. 5 points
    Stumpedmolar

    Foggy Friday

    This fella's photo is cracking me right up.
  37. 5 points
    braille kardashian

    Current Gaming

    No doubt it will come as great relief to you all that i bought a replacement ps3 controller today, 19 bladdy99!. Had to be done, even though im only able to use it fot a week Oh i didnt say, im going to the home for damaged partypeople next thursday. Lookin forward to it tbh. Something different.
  38. 5 points
    Olly

    Thread title

    this is what happens when the pilot puts it in reverse.
  39. 5 points
    GUBE

    The House of Wedpresentatives

    howay man might knock the old tantric on the heid man and jump on that yootoob that evry man woman gannin on about SEARCH "nipple tape theremin experiment"
  40. 5 points
    slavestate

    ELTAQAW

  41. 5 points
    This thread is amazing
  42. 5 points
  43. 5 points
    nightscream

    RED DEAD REDEMPTION (Fri)DAY

    Sorry Nesi, try and remember the section isn’t hard and fast and can be revoked on a review-by-review basis. Lengths are maximum not minimum. Any indication of cause of onset? Seen horrendous things in CAHMS, but majority seem to be stress induced (exam, peer pressure etc). Not to trivialise that though, seen kids almost catatonic with it, awful...Fuck being a kid (A) these days man. My own daughter is a fucking wreck on a weekly basis and my kid sister has MH input and regularly calls me suicidal (who are you calling sucicial!!), never known the likes in our youth, it’s crazy times. Stay strong and let him know he’s loved man.
  44. 5 points
    Zaireeka

    Wed dead wedemption

    Plus did you really pay money for something? Something about this story doesn't seem right.
  45. 5 points
    GUBE

    Wed dead wedemption

    we got Geordie Racer, Through The Dragon's Eye, Badger Girl, and yeah something about an androgynous figure from outer space that must have been my earliest sexual awakening
  46. 5 points
    Zaireeka

    new thraed

    I was a bit of a fussy eater till my mid 20s so didn't have any mushrooms.
  47. 5 points
    Univers

    The Mondays

    > SEASONAL EVENT detected; > run "halloweenfilmsroutine.exe"
  48. 5 points
    cuppatea

    Wet and Wild Weekend.

  49. 5 points
    scaggy

    Wet and Wild Weekend.

    Went up the side of a mountain ⛰.
  50. 5 points
    fractal*

    Friing without wings

    Please don't type the word 'fractal' ever again. Thanks
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