Author Topic: Signs of The End Times  (Read 2717 times)

mattc

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Signs of The End Times
« on: March 12, 2020, 07:41:13 pm »
What have you seen/heard recently that really worries you?

I fear for the end of Western Civilisation since this morning, when N told me that her colleagues are no longer making tea/coffee for each-other.[perhaps I should have been clearer- this is to minimise covid19 transmission!]

Any others?  :-\
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 08:08:31 pm »
Yeah, mattc, we have 88 pages of such signs, otherwise known as First-World Problems. What is the world coming to?

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 10:25:41 pm »
My S-in-L and I nearly had an agreement on matters political this morning!
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TheLurker

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2020, 07:50:28 am »
BoJo the Clown gave a press conference without using a single gratuitous and pointless latin tag and without cracking a laboured public school(boy) joke.

I have a rotten cold and I have just used the last tissue in the box.
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ian

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 09:24:27 am »
I think the Boris thing seals it. For the first time ever (and possibly the last) I managed to bear more than 10 seconds without yelling on 'shut up, you stupid knobgoblin' at the TV.
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ElyDave

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 09:54:19 am »
he looked particuarly haggard and truly dishevelled rather than put on. I womder if he's regretting his move from journalism where he can say whatever he likes with no consequences.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

ElyDave

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 03:10:30 pm »
"Belgium is the latest country to impose a blanket ban on restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, although chip shops will be allowed to remain open."
From the Beeb

When Belgium stops access to moules-frites we're doomed
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

mattc

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 07:19:39 pm »
"Belgium is the latest country to impose a blanket ban on restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, although chip shops will be allowed to remain open."
From the Beeb

When Belgium stops access to moules-frites we're doomed

Thanks Dave - you've provided a ray of sunshine in the Stygian gloom. :thumbsup:
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ian

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 08:16:36 pm »
I'm down to my last 327 bottles of gin.
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Jaded

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 11:19:54 pm »
I'm on my way to yours.

I know I'll recognise it from the bears and the road that you cannot turn round in.

I reckon, between three of us, this gin bottles would last until until 31st May.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2020, 12:41:18 am »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Gattopardo

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2020, 01:08:23 am »
I'm down to my last 327 bottles of gin.
I'm on my way to yours.

I know I'll recognise it from the bears and the road that you cannot turn round in.

I reckon, between three of us, this gin bottles would last until until 31st May.

Do you run an offie?

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2020, 01:26:56 pm »
Speaking of bears: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51836206
The most notable thing about that’s report is that a sub editor decided that they need to explain what hibernation is.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2020, 01:38:22 pm »
Speaking of bears: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51836206
The most notable thing about that’s report is that a sub editor decided that they need to explain what hibernation is.
Isn’t newsbeat aimed at school kids?


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T42

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2020, 01:56:28 pm »
Speaking of bears: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51836206
The most notable thing about that’s report is that a sub editor decided that they need to explain what hibernation is.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make mad dumber than a bag of hammers.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2020, 08:09:36 am »
The Ocado website has crashed. This must be the final straw!

ElyDave

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2020, 09:03:04 am »
and they only had the reduced sugar ribena this morning.  The delivery chap had to keep that bag on the doorstep to remove the substituted items. Apparently my doormat might have the ability to infect him through the carrier bag :facepalm:

They are also not taking carrier bags back for recycling, where will it all end?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2020, 11:57:58 am »
ONLY REDUCED SUGAR RIBENA!!!!

The end is truly nigh,  The asteroid will arrive any day now.

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2020, 12:16:52 pm »


They are also not taking carrier bags back for recycling, where will it all end?

A good excuse for them to stop the (uneconomic) recycling. Perhaps it’ll drive a change to home deliveries being packed in paper sacks, or indeed nothing at all.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Kim

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2020, 12:47:22 pm »


They are also not taking carrier bags back for recycling, where will it all end?

A good excuse for them to stop the (uneconomic) recycling. Perhaps it’ll drive a change to home deliveries being packed in paper sacks, or indeed nothing at all.

Fairly shit for the disabled people who can't pick shopping up off their doorstep, who previously had it unpacked by the delivery driver, thobut.  Apparently some are even refusing to supply carrier bags as a compromise.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2020, 01:03:45 pm »
It's a lovely & peaceful time to visit Venice... https://twitter.com/rorybremner/status/1239165781126062080?s=20       Needs Mahler 5 as the soundtrack though.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyflXLYlNRE
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2020, 01:06:21 pm »


They are also not taking carrier bags back for recycling, where will it all end?

A good excuse for them to stop the (uneconomic) recycling. Perhaps it’ll drive a change to home deliveries being packed in paper sacks, or indeed nothing at all.

Fairly shit for the disabled people who can't pick shopping up off their doorstep, who previously had it unpacked by the delivery driver, thobut.  Apparently some are even refusing to supply carrier bags as a compromise.

On that front I was wondering if Sainsbo's were going to stop the bagless deliveries on the basis that you have to pick up their boxes and cart them into your home to empty them out.

But yes, I don't see why we can't do paper bags.
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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2020, 01:48:59 pm »


They are also not taking carrier bags back for recycling, where will it all end?

A good excuse for them to stop the (uneconomic) recycling. Perhaps it’ll drive a change to home deliveries being packed in paper sacks, or indeed nothing at all.

Fairly shit for the disabled people who can't pick shopping up off their doorstep, who previously had it unpacked by the delivery driver, thobut.  Apparently some are even refusing to supply carrier bags as a compromise.

On that front I was wondering if Sainsbo's were going to stop the bagless deliveries on the basis that you have to pick up their boxes and cart them into your home to empty them out.

But yes, I don't see why we can't do paper bags.

Won't anyone think of the common cormorant or shag?
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T42

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2020, 01:52:19 pm »


They are also not taking carrier bags back for recycling, where will it all end?

A good excuse for them to stop the (uneconomic) recycling. Perhaps it’ll drive a change to home deliveries being packed in paper sacks, or indeed nothing at all.

Fairly shit for the disabled people who can't pick shopping up off their doorstep, who previously had it unpacked by the delivery driver, thobut.  Apparently some are even refusing to supply carrier bags as a compromise.

On that front I was wondering if Sainsbo's were going to stop the bagless deliveries on the basis that you have to pick up their boxes and cart them into your home to empty them out.

But yes, I don't see why we can't do paper bags.

Won't anyone think of the common cormorant or shag?

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Re: Signs of The End Times
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2020, 01:56:15 pm »
Beaten to it!

Was just going to say, "Crumbs, that goes nicely with your avatar!"

Aaaa- tisherwood!!  Off to wash my hands.