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goldfinger - 09 Jun 2005 12:25

Thought Id start this one going because its rather dead on this board at the moment and I suppose all my usual muckers are either at the Stella tennis event watching Dim Tim (lose again) or at Henly Regatta eating cucumber sandwiches (they wish,...NOT).

Anyway please feel free to just talk to yourself blast away and let it go on any company or subject you wish. Just wish Id thought of this one before.

cheers GF.

mnamreh - 08 May 2012 13:12 - 16575 of 81399


greekman - 08 May 2012 13:21 - 16576 of 81399

I just hope this thread gets back to as it used to be otherwise someone will no doubt start a 'General discussion thread'.
I will though give this thread another chance.
The quality of this thread is entirely in our hands.
Lets make it work!

skinny - 08 May 2012 13:53 - 16577 of 81399

Petrol station canopies in Markham Moor and Red Hill listed

Two 1960s petrol station canopies are to be given listed building status.

John Minnis, from English Heritage, said the petrol stations in Markham Moor, Nottinghamshire, and Red Hill, Leicestershire, "hark back to a time when driving was still an adventure".

skinny - 08 May 2012 14:00 - 16578 of 81399

Only in America!

Google gets Nevada driving licence for self-drive car

Driverless cars will soon be a reality on the roads of Nevada after the state approved America's first self-driven vehicle licence.

mnamreh - 08 May 2012 14:07 - 16579 of 81399


skinny - 08 May 2012 14:15 - 16580 of 81399

George Michael 'declined Leveson' :-)

aldwickk - 08 May 2012 14:36 - 16581 of 81399


I won't be posting on this thread just because of goldfinger's childish tantrum , and what Ian said was total rubbish. How many share threads on this message board are of the same stock ? 2 FOGL ,2 BOR ,2 RKH and the list goes on.

skinny - 08 May 2012 14:52 - 16582 of 81399

Be afraid!

mnamreh - 08 May 2012 15:00 - 16583 of 81399


goldfinger - 08 May 2012 15:33 - 16584 of 81399

I apologise to all for whats gone on here over last couple of days I have taken my eye off the ball and say sorry, their are reasons for this a serious family illness and business commitments plus dont forget I put hours into the other thread chart attack.

Just see some of the times I stay up to to post on their. Youl find posts at 3 4 5 and 6am in the morning plus countless entries through the day.

Ive always looked upon this thread as self governing ie, you all pull together and if someone is ruining the atmosphere you collectively sort it by firstly filtering them and then Secondly getting in touch with management if you feel this is not working.

As a third option I will offer my email address and place it at the top of thread permanently.........

I hope to act as a go between 2 arguing partys and get conflicts sorted. I hope we dont need to use it so often.

Now can somebody kindly tell me what the problem is by e-mail like we should have done in the first place.

Regards Mick.

mnamreh - 08 May 2012 15:45 - 16585 of 81399


goldfinger - 08 May 2012 15:50 - 16586 of 81399

mnamreh, stop being naughty or I will spank your bottom.

mnamreh - 08 May 2012 15:52 - 16587 of 81399


This_is_me - 08 May 2012 16:57 - 16588 of 81399

I thought driverless car was car with woman doing her make-up while talking on her mobile!

goldfinger - 09 May 2012 00:11 - 16589 of 81399

Why didnt Liverpool play like that on Saturday.

goldfinger - 09 May 2012 08:13 - 16590 of 81399

Terry Duckworth in Coronation Street is a star. We should have a bloke like him running the country.

goldfinger - 09 May 2012 08:33 - 16591 of 81399

Looks like Im going to have to dip into my slush fund today.

Euro situation looks beyond repair.

parrisf - 09 May 2012 10:17 - 16592 of 81399

I say we get out as soon as possible.

goldfinger - 09 May 2012 10:37 - 16593 of 81399

Im wondering what the hell are we going to do if we dont.

greekman - 09 May 2012 11:11 - 16594 of 81399

The EU is like a ship that started sinking years ago.
The officer crew continually try to plug all the holes, whilst new ones continue to appear.
These new holes along with the old ones that start leaking almost as soon as they have been plugged make the ship more likely to sink.
The passengers, IE us, know full well that there is no hope, but the crew believe that if they continually tell the passengers everything will be alright, they will believe them.
Already the passengers are heading for the life boats, the problem being is that the crew, with their first class tickets will no doubt be saved when the ship eventually sinks as they have stashed away vast sums of money from their pay, which will leave them none reliant on finding replacement jobs.
The passengers meanwhile have spent all their savings on this over extended cruise and even if they do survive the final sinking many will be destitute.
The passengers are already being offered vouchers for reduced future cruises (for vouchers read high return bonds) which few are taking up as most feel that after this cruise, the EU shipping line will probably go bankrupt, leaving everyone high and dry (Not if the ship sinks they won't).
The good (sic) ship EU has hit several icebergs already, the crew though wont allow any passengers to get off, although they know full well it is only a matter of time before it sinks completely beneath the waves.

The only plan that the officer crew appear to have is to throw a few of the passengers overboard to lighten the ship (the Greek passengers first).
The problem here is that when the other passengers see that instead of drowning, the Greeks although swallowing some water along the way have managed to swim ashore onto a nearby island and have started to make a better life for themselves, they decide that what has happened to the Greeks looks a lot better than staying on the ship which has continued to sink lower in the water.
What started as a trickle, becomes a flood (another intended pun) and more passengers abandon ship
The result contrary to most sinking's is that because there are now few people left on board to continue bailing out, the ship starts to sink faster.
Eventually there is only the Capitan left, Admiral Merkel, who is to be remembered standing on the top deck with just her head above the waves shouting at everyone else that they had made a grave mistake in jumping overboard and that they should return to the the safety of the ship.

Of course the Royal Navy ship (yes they only have one left) is sailing (by sailing, I mean literally due to defense cut backs and increased foreign aid) to the rescue with captain Cameron and 1st officer Clegg on the bridge.
They manage to rescue Capitan Merkel and all those passengers that are still alive after jumping ship and take them back to the UK, where the boarder agency allow them all in without checks and the foreign office grant them all asylum.
And everyone lives happily ever after!
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