Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 378743 times)

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3350 on: 29 February, 2024, 09:44:03 am »
The poor Oompa Loompa woman has now been interviewed by media, she's a young jobbing actor and was offered £500 for 2 days work but no costumes, no stuff, trying to make the best of it. She and the other actors (rightly) suspect they won't be paid as well as being publicly humiliated. Apparently while the families were angry, most of them had the decency to realise the staff had been fucked over too.

Beardy

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3351 on: 29 February, 2024, 10:24:36 am »
It’s even been ridiculed on a late night American TV ‘quiz’, such is its infamy.
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Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3352 on: 29 February, 2024, 11:43:49 am »
It is simpler than it looks.

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3353 on: 01 March, 2024, 09:04:07 am »
The poor Oompa Loompa woman has now been interviewed by media, she's a young jobbing actor and was offered £500 for 2 days work but no costumes, no stuff, trying to make the best of it. She and the other actors (rightly) suspect they won't be paid as well as being publicly humiliated. Apparently while the families were angry, most of them had the decency to realise the staff had been fucked over too.

She came across as a really decent sort. I smell phoenix syndrome ahead
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3354 on: 01 March, 2024, 01:44:37 pm »
She's certainly famous; the photo of her has gone viral and inspired this awesome mashup on b3ta (safe for work):

https://b3ta.com/board/11404728
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3355 on: 01 March, 2024, 03:04:22 pm »
If it gives this young woman's career a boost then 100% fair play, if only that would happen to everyone exploited by fuckery (at the expense of the fuckers).

Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
It is simpler than it looks.

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
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T42

  • Apprentice geezer
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3358 on: 03 March, 2024, 08:49:06 am »
Paging Marie-Antoinette...
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3359 on: 03 March, 2024, 09:16:47 pm »
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/cars-destoryed-waves-after-getting-28745731


I'm not sure which is worse. The stupidity of the car owners or the spilling of the headline.    I guess they replaced the sub-editor with Artificial Stupidity or something.
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rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3360 on: 05 March, 2024, 08:49:40 am »
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/24161001.tesco-apologises-customer-brands-portaloos-disgusting/

Tesco smells of shit, puts in temporary facilities that smell of shit.  It's almost as if the customers' shit smells.
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Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3361 on: 05 March, 2024, 08:52:29 am »
She's never been at a a festival on the last day then.
It is simpler than it looks.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3362 on: 05 March, 2024, 09:18:45 am »
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/cars-destoryed-waves-after-getting-28745731


I'm not sure which is worse. The stupidity of the car owners or the spilling of the headline.    I guess they replaced the sub-editor with Artificial Stupidity or something.
But is it de-storyed or des-toryed?
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3364 on: 14 March, 2024, 10:58:01 am »
Beautiful Brutalism.  https://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/park-hill-iii/   That's a nice flat.  I just hope they can keep the lifts working....12th floor...!


https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/apr/07/park-hill-from-brutalist-glory-to-sink-estate-to-contentious-regeneration   


Social housing flogged off to the private sector.  That's what happened to the estate I live on.  The council sold it to Barratt for £1, initially resold to owner occupiers I think the majority of flats are now owned by BTL landlords. 
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rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3365 on: 19 March, 2024, 07:37:06 pm »
Eee, it were better in t'olden days when there were a safety line around it to show where thee beest safe from falling TVs.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3366 on: 20 March, 2024, 12:11:58 pm »
Not much point now that TVs don't make a decent BANG when you drop them.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3367 on: 27 March, 2024, 09:39:37 pm »
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...


rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3369 on: 02 April, 2024, 05:34:25 pm »
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-68713760

Man charged with golden chodbin theft.

The market for these things must be very limited but I guess another one would help when there are classified documents to be disposed of.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Wombat

  • Is it supposed to hurt this much?
Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3370 on: 03 April, 2024, 06:43:34 pm »
Eee, it were better in t'olden days when there were a safety line around it to show where thee beest safe from falling TVs.

and used nappies, sofas, and a few other things.

I used to do maintenance inspection on Southampton's housing stock, in one of its scabbiest areas, and the first thing I learnt about tower blocks was to keep outside the detritus lobbing zone.  I have indeed seen a large CRT telly come out of a 13th floor window of Albion towers, a radiogram (yes, really) from Millbank House in Northam, and numerous used nappies from many, many blocks.  Lovely place, Southampton (apart from it being a shithole, that is). There were utter scumbags and crooks, and really lovely people.  I was propositioned by numerous ladies of either negotiable or negligible virtue, but I got used to it (apart from the frail looking 14 year old, and that really got to me).
Wombat

rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3371 on: 03 April, 2024, 07:01:02 pm »
The last time I went to Southampton, a middle-aged man in camouflage gear, carrying a skull on the end of a stick, was arguing with the security staff in Asda.  The main road in is also terrifying, as it's been turned from four lanes into two but drivers still use it as if it were four lanes, forcing you into the gutter.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #3372 on: 12 April, 2024, 06:57:57 am »
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.