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by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Unworkable.
Replies: 150
Views: 3085

Re: Unworkable.

My dad first drank coca cola and ate a banana in 1952, Olympic year. 10 years earlier my grand dad was slitting Russian throats with gay abandon. 1966 I came into this world, as a fully fledged Anglophile, via South Africa to England, I'll have my passport soon. Best country in the world.
by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: UK govt 'IELTS Language Test' for foreigners seeking residency
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: UK govt 'IELTS Language Test' for foreigners seeking residency

I had to do this test in 1995 in Helsinki as I had been accepted to a university in the UK. Yes, I was what they call a mature student. So the hostile environment has been around for a long time. I am trying to dig out the paperwork. I feel that I have to emphasise that by that time I already had a...
by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Free Camping in Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Free Camping in Sweden

Another trip to Sweden, no shelter.

https://youtu.be/Lj7LMkjZWVk
by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Unworkable.
Replies: 150
Views: 3085

Re: Unworkable.

This sounds like wishful thinking to me. Wishing for societal breakdown is a prolonged forlorn occupation: I should know, as a peak oil doomer I have been expecting chaos for years and it has never yet materialised. Person with really bad record of predicting Armageddon's arrival believes it isn't ...
by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 585
Views: 26052

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

Worst brewery in the UK. Badger's. Had some of them in the late 90's early 00's, elderflower! Bought two today, Blandford fly or something, ginger! They're not able to brew a regular normal beer, what is this ponce beer malarkey about? I had to walk to the local co-op and buy 1x TT Landlord and 2x B...
by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: UK govt 'IELTS Language Test' for foreigners seeking residency
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: UK govt 'IELTS Language Test' for foreigners seeking residency

I had to do this test in 1995 in Helsinki as I had been accepted to a university in the UK. Yes, I was what they call a mature student. So the hostile environment has been around for a long time. I am trying to dig out the paperwork.
by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump brokers Israel/Syria peace; 'no one notices'.
Replies: 18
Views: 711

Re: Trump brokers Israel/Syria peace; 'no one notices'.

I did bring this up in another Trump-thread.
by JMN2
July 21st, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Chequers goes pop.....
Replies: 78
Views: 1431

Re: Chequers goes pop.....

Driving from the shops this morning, Classic FM was playing Jerusalem - England's Green and Pleasant Land, I could feel the air electrified and positiveness in the atmosphere.

JRM now on LBC radio.
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: Book I'm reading!
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Re: Book I'm reading!

I bought the Pigeon Tunnel to my kindle, and inspired by Le Carre's Legacy of Spies I bought the old combined novel spy who came.. and the satire book Looking Glass(?) after that, for £2.60 for two novels, should probably cross-post to the scrooge board - World of Books website, books for 2-3 quid a...
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Fun covers...let's see them!
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Fun covers...let's see them!

A newer version, same guy a few decades later, you'll notice that the guitarist is Mr Silvennoinen from very early 70's progg rock I've posted before (if you paid attention at all, most unlikely).

https://youtu.be/CQt3EIMEeBk
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Fun covers...let's see them!
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Fun covers...let's see them!

Say, Badge cover above , shows how in the 70's drummers still used hi-hats and everything music-wise was just better then. Don't know what happened to music but it just went down the pan by and large.
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Fun covers...let's see them!
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Fun covers...let's see them!

Joking aside, here's the real deal, as a Finnish answer to those rubbish Leningrad Cowboys...

Royals' cover of Badge by Clapton

https://youtu.be/GOaA7a4R5F4
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Fun covers...let's see them!
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Fun covers...let's see them!

Say Mama from Gene Vincent, cover by Hurriganes

https://youtu.be/ogh58Sb51Os
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Fun covers...let's see them!
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Fun covers...let's see them!

Not sure I know any good covers...or how about this, Teddy and the Tigers...

https://youtu.be/fPkohIMaeOk
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Unworkable.
Replies: 150
Views: 3085

Re: Unworkable.

The whole so called polite discussions board has gone very quiet. This is the moment when the rubber met the road. People in shock. Next time, don't call a referundum and ask the stupid great unwashed riff-raff to cast a vote, in a democracy it can backfire.
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Chequers goes pop.....
Replies: 78
Views: 1431

Re: Chequers goes pop.....

No - I would say Liechtenstein is a very useful entity, hence still allowed to exist. Not because it is an independent small nation state. Luck be it I'm sure it has resisted for a long time from being devoured by bigger nations around it. They must have big armed forces.
by JMN2
July 20th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Unworkable.
Replies: 150
Views: 3085

Re: Unworkable.

Barnier's comments on NI, Gibraltar and the base in Cypros were quite patronising. Who do these people think they are? Bring it on, baby! I love it!

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