Author Topic: ***CoronaBonus***  (Read 36431 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #575 on: 07 December, 2020, 01:50:01 pm »
Allo Allo would probably fit the same category, broadly speaking.
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ElyDave

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #576 on: 07 December, 2020, 02:46:27 pm »
Just had a chap from the council at the door to explain that since Covid has kyboshed the over-70s knees-up in the town hall* this year would we like them to deliver a 4-course meal and a bottle of wine gratis in early January instead?  Well, we never go to the knees-up (can't speak Alsacien and MrsT shrivels up in crowds) but oo rather yes please. So we're on the list.

Our taxe d'habitation at work. Innit nice?

* salle des fêtes aka dirty defeat

This reminds me of the time I got stuck in Toulouse airport for 12 hours (2" of snow!) and instead of the voucher for a shrivelled sandwich and coffee, I was fed a superb three course affair with wine, only quiche I've ever enjoyed.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #577 on: 07 December, 2020, 07:53:23 pm »
Allo Allo would probably fit the same category, broadly speaking.

After some confusion about pissing by the door or Powerful Gestapo Binoculars or similar, I had to explain Allo Allo to barakta, who had - understandably - missed out on the subtlety of how it handled people speaking different languages with varying degrees of competence by portraying them all as cheesily-accented English.

She's now suitably informed, if not actually educated.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #578 on: 07 December, 2020, 08:08:57 pm »
''Informed but not enlightened.''

There must be a doctorate in it: From 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' to 'Deaf Funny' via 'Mind Your Language' and 'Allo Allo': The portrayal of non-English speaking characters in British film and television.

(yes, I found 'Deaf Funny' by the power of google and no, I've never seen it)
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Kim

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #579 on: 07 December, 2020, 08:11:32 pm »
Indeed.  She started to glaze over at Ze Fallen Madonna With Ze Big Boobies.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #580 on: 07 December, 2020, 11:03:26 pm »
Cudzo, I highly recommend Deaf Funny, it's all captioned in English and covers a wide range of random Deaf Cultureisms which are as important as the language.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #581 on: 07 December, 2020, 11:26:11 pm »
Laughing at the 2,000 salad increase now!  :thumbsup:
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Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #582 on: 10 December, 2020, 08:54:16 pm »
As part of my Scout leading thing, I have to attend the Group Executive committee meeting. This features an agenda typed in Comic Sans. FFS.

Corona Bonus: The meetings are currently held via Zoom, with an emailed version of the agenda. LibreOffice Writer know not of Comic Sans and renders it in a soothing cursive script style type face.
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Hot Flatus

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #583 on: 18 December, 2020, 08:22:49 am »
I don't have to endure Christmas drinks with the neighbours



Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #584 on: 10 January, 2021, 07:22:14 pm »
Todays Coronabonus:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55610328

Thanks to the North Wales Police turning them away at the border, 4 ill-equipped youngsters were stopped from something which could well have been fatal. When I was a bairn and my dad was in a MRT in the North Pennines, this was exactly the sort of "walker" who ended up with exhaustion/hyperthermia and didn't come back.

GC

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #585 on: 26 January, 2021, 10:58:12 pm »
Has anyone else found that they do a lot more shitting than they used to before lockdowns?

This is what my laptop sees when I'm on the throne...


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #586 on: 07 February, 2021, 09:54:36 pm »
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Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #587 on: 12 February, 2021, 09:21:47 am »
Got a letter from work this morning, confirming that I'll be getting a bonus this year... which was something of a surprise, as I thought bonuses were only going to paid to staff earning less than £50k.  And we're getting it paid this month.

Only problem is, I've got nothing to spend it on.  It's usually my 'Holiday Fund'.  I'll stick it into my savings for now.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #588 on: 12 February, 2021, 11:00:57 am »
Has anyone else found that they do a lot more shitting than they used to before lockdowns?

This is what my laptop sees when I'm on the throne...


Does Mrs Flatus sit in a chair opposite the chodbin?
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Hot Flatus

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #589 on: 12 February, 2021, 11:13:55 am »
You always take it just that one step too far, Roger

 ;D

Jaded

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #590 on: 12 February, 2021, 12:10:24 pm »
Flatus wears a tie when dumping. There should be an option in this thread.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #591 on: 12 February, 2021, 05:21:44 pm »
Got a letter from work this morning, confirming that I'll be getting a bonus this year... which was something of a surprise, as I thought bonuses were only going to paid to staff earning less than £50k.  And we're getting it paid this month.

Only problem is, I've got nothing to spend it on.  It's usually my 'Holiday Fund'.  I'll stick it into my savings for now.

We got a similar email overnight saying we were getting a special bonus cos 2020.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #592 on: 12 February, 2021, 06:50:31 pm »
We ended up with four extra days leave in 2020. A couple in August and a couple on the front end of the Christmas shutdown.
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Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #593 on: 13 February, 2021, 01:48:57 pm »
We keep a squeezy bottle of hand satanizer in the kitchen. Good accelerant for the lousy firelighters we have just now.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #594 on: 13 February, 2021, 02:30:40 pm »
We ended up with four extra days leave in 2020.
Which is a bit like giving Majestic Wine vouchers to all your Muslim staff.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #595 on: 13 February, 2021, 03:13:47 pm »
We ended up with four extra days leave in 2020. A couple in August and a couple on the front end of the Christmas shutdown.

We had a few extra days, too - can't remember how many exactly. I think I ended up spending them working.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #596 on: 13 February, 2021, 06:34:31 pm »
Eh I was happy with them, but then my workload is such that I didn't need to work during them and could sleep in.

Which if there's anything I need at the moment it is more sleep.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #597 on: 20 March, 2021, 12:15:18 pm »
24 hours on from AstralZenith, the stars look very different today and I'm floating in a 0.5G way. I haven't had this much fun since those experimental raves of the early 90s!

(Seriously, I can't be the only one who perversely enjoys that wooziness. Glad it's the weekend though! No other effects apart from a slightly sore arm.)
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arabella

  • no se porque yo no lo se
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #598 on: 20 March, 2021, 08:19:06 pm »
You must've had yours at the same time I did.
Sadly, no effect on me whatsoever apart from a slightly sore arm which is largely identical to the soreness after blood donation.
In the dark, all views are the same.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #599 on: 23 April, 2021, 01:20:52 am »
School applications are down 7% in London. Pretty sure that this meant that my 4 yr old got offered a place at her first choice school. Last year the catchment area was 0.18 of a mile if you didn't believe in God, and 0.25 miles if you did (and had attended church for 2 years at least twice a month and had the certificate to prove it). We are godless and live 0.25 miles from the school and got in. Woot!