Author Topic: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)  (Read 1507115 times)

Mr Larrington

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21400 on: November 12, 2018, 09:24:37 pm »
Perhaps Essexian's neighbour is not burning wood but eg rubbish.

Or they're emulating Simon here:


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hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21401 on: November 12, 2018, 09:35:05 pm »
On the 11th day of Christmas my true love neighbours gave to me ...

More f***ing fireworks!  >:(

I moaned about this on Facebook...

Kim

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21402 on: November 12, 2018, 09:38:04 pm »
While riding home from Mordor Central on Saturday evening, I noticed a proliferation of fireworks from local back gardens, none of which were any louder than a gentle wooshing noise.   :thumbsup:
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hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21403 on: November 12, 2018, 09:39:54 pm »
No detonations here tonight but many last night had a detectable pressure wave that preceded their BNAG!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21404 on: November 13, 2018, 09:13:11 am »
The bangs are not so bad, it's the smoke that annoys. And I don't even have asthma!
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hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21405 on: November 13, 2018, 02:10:16 pm »
I think it's the bangs that scare the pets though.

Andrij

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21406 on: November 13, 2018, 02:24:30 pm »
I didn't notice any bangs last night.  :thumbsup:

I generally don't mind the pyrotechnics, but there is no need to set them off well into the early hours (e.g. 02:00), or at 07:00 as was the case last Monday or Tuesday.  >:(
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Torslanda

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21407 on: November 13, 2018, 03:57:28 pm »
The 07:00 pyrotechnics was probably the SAS...

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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21408 on: November 14, 2018, 12:33:26 am »
Perhaps Essexian's neighbour is not burning wood but eg rubbish.

Or they're emulating Simon here:


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SoreTween

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21409 on: December 01, 2018, 04:03:16 pm »
Paypal pre-approved merchants - ffs NO!

I use paypal where possible precisely because I don't trust joe random merchant.  I don't trust them to keep card details secure because they are a <stuff> merchant first and payment systems are a tool they use and may or may not maintain correctly.  If I don't trust them to secure their systems to keep my card details safe I see no reason to trust them to secure their systems from fraudulent use. 
Paypal is a payment system, keeping my payment details working and secure is their number one priority.  Paypal allowing a merchant to be pre approved drives a fucking bus through the idea that all transactions must be manually approved.  Paypal allowing merchant to demand that I accept that they become pre-approve in order to process today's order IS NOT FUCKING HELPFUL.
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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21410 on: December 01, 2018, 09:52:56 pm »
The answer, although somewhat tedious, is to go online on your account after the transaction is complete and remove the pre-auth. Always a good idea to have a shufti at your Paypal account from time to time, anyhow.

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21411 on: December 07, 2018, 03:07:14 pm »
I used to believe that the U.K. was an improving meritocracy, with problems in certain areas, but on the whole, offering opportunity to improve your lot in life. Perhaps a little naive but I think not entirely so. Now however, the pendulum has swung so far back in favour of the privileged, that there really is no hope unless your parents can afford to send you to the right schools.
It’s reached such a level, that politicians don’t even need to try and pretend to be intelligent, let alone seem to have integrity. All that matters is who you were at school with, or who,you can pay off, so that you can get the endorsement of the right people and the great British public will vote you in.
I really do wonder why I bother some days.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21412 on: December 23, 2018, 09:56:28 pm »
RUDOLF, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER!

lou boutin

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21413 on: December 24, 2018, 08:47:15 am »
RUDOLF, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER!

Still? Can't you remove the G key groom the keyboard and conveniently lose it for a couple of days?

hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21414 on: December 24, 2018, 09:30:02 pm »
He's singing it now.

Won't remove his throat.

Yet!

barakta

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21415 on: December 24, 2018, 10:47:52 pm »
^^^ Beware this woman knows how to wield a scalpel :D

hellymedic

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21416 on: December 25, 2018, 12:19:43 am »
^^^ Beware this woman knows how to wield a scalpel :D

Yebbut MS has rendered her right, dominant hand numb and weak.

Which might save David.

Giraffe

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21417 on: December 25, 2018, 08:44:27 am »
Just keep trying until there's only his throat left - narrows it down a bit.
If you need help, I'm quite good with a sickle (but still can't ride a unisickle).
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barakta

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21418 on: December 25, 2018, 01:28:58 pm »
I'm sure the good doctor will know how to improvise or follow Giraffe's advice ;)  No jury in the land would convict.

T42

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21419 on: December 25, 2018, 01:36:13 pm »
Respectfully suggest a counter-volley of verse 2 of "F*ck Christmas, with particular emphasis on

F*ck reindeer and f*ck Rudolph
And his silly f*cking nose...
Tout à gauche sur le plat

T42

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21420 on: December 25, 2018, 01:44:36 pm »
Almost forgot my own rant:

Dear <nameless>, thank-you ever so much for Le Tour de France - Official History, which will look really good beside the six other copies I have been vergiftet with over the years.  On the compost heap. Jeez.
Tout à gauche sur le plat

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21421 on: December 25, 2018, 04:31:09 pm »
GGGGRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

As you may have guessed from other posts I have made, I am not one for Christmas. So, CBH and I had planned to go out to Buxton to do a bit of walking. However, for the first time in 11 years since we got it, my car refused to start meaning we had to stay local and only managed an hour before getting bored and returning home.

When we got home guess what....the car started first time.  :facepalm:


Steve GT

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21422 on: December 30, 2018, 02:33:23 pm »
I like instagram.
I like looking at photos of bikes...
But what really pisses me off are the posers posting photos of themselves in their sponsored winter gear in the middle of winter
riding their best summer bikes! Get some mudguards you wankers.

Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21423 on: January 04, 2019, 03:38:15 pm »
What a rip off!

I have been with One Call car insurance for many many years. I have just sold the car they insured and have been charged £123 to cancel the policy!

And no, I did not want insure the new car with them as their quote was nearly £200 more than the one I picked and the cover was worse.

I hate being ripped off!

Wowbagger

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Re: The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
« Reply #21424 on: January 04, 2019, 09:33:40 pm »
Fucking stupid government! (No, this shouldn't be in POBI).

I just tried several times to log on to check my pension entitlement. For security purposes, the form required my passport details, including the expiry date in the format 31 MAR 2026 (clearly explained that this was the required format). After several unsuccessful attempts to log in, in desperation I tried the format 31 03 2026.

It worked.
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