Author Topic: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.  (Read 732152 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #275 on: June 22, 2011, 11:00:18 am »
Radio 2 - fannying about today.  No PopMaster!  After I've managed two 21s, a 6 and a 39 in the first two days of the week, I was agog for what would happen next.  But no. :(
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hulver

  • I am a mole and I live in a hole.
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #276 on: June 22, 2011, 12:10:30 pm »
Stupid Flash player. Why do you stop working properly sometimes? Having to download the full youtube video before starting to play it is really boring.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #277 on: June 23, 2011, 10:41:16 am »
Radio 2 - fannying about today.  No PopMaster!  After I've managed two 21s, a 6 and a 39 in the first two days of the week, I was agog for what would happen next.  But no. :(
I got 18 in the first round today and 24 in the second.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #278 on: June 23, 2011, 10:42:21 am »
21 and 15 :-[
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #279 on: June 23, 2011, 06:31:07 pm »
Bah, I'm lucky to get more than one in Popmaster. And it's rare I do even that well.
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Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #280 on: June 23, 2011, 09:06:53 pm »
Dear just about everbody.  That van driven by the Trotters in Only Fools And Arses is a Regal, not a fucking Robin, m'kay.
[Pedant] It was a SuperVan III, based on the Regal. 

My turn:
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The announcements this evening were for trays to Birmingham New Stree, Oxfour, Readin, and Guildfour.  Also a local tray to Duffeel, Belper, Whastanwell, Cromfour, Matlo' Bath and Matlo'.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #281 on: June 23, 2011, 09:44:34 pm »
I wish the people accross the road would hang their curtains up properly, they're really bugging me.
You can see more than you want to of what they're doing, or just the untidiness?
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #282 on: June 23, 2011, 09:52:40 pm »
I wish the people accross the road would hang their curtains up properly, they're really bugging me.
You can see more than you want to of what they're doing, or just the untidiness?
Sorry, I know it's a bit anal, but the latter
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #283 on: June 23, 2011, 11:40:59 pm »
21 and 15 :-[

Showing signs of improvement! ;)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #284 on: June 24, 2011, 11:20:21 am »
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #285 on: June 24, 2011, 11:31:33 am »
24 & 24; both tiebreaker questions and (unusually for me) three in ten!

Although that was Bucks Fizz, so it's a bit embarrassing... :-[
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #286 on: June 24, 2011, 11:47:49 am »
I have recently had cause to buy a size down in formal dress type trousers due to the loss of some lard. This in itself is not a matter for grumbles, but a cause of much :) :)

However, having bought a size down in formal dress type trousering, I find that my thighs have more in common with Chris Hoy than your average M&S shopper and now despite fitting perfectly round the waist I have may have issues actually sitting down in said trousers. :facepalm:

Goes off to find wide legged freak trouser emporium online.....
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Andrij

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #287 on: June 24, 2011, 11:52:20 am »
Goes off to find wide legged freak trouser emporium online.....

If you find such an emporium let us know.

I recall trying on some trousers which were labelled as being an 'athletic' cut.  Whatever 'athletes' they were designed for, it was obvious well developed leg muscles are not a requirement for their sport(s).  Never did find out how they fit around the middle - my thighs stopped them from getting all the way up. :(
 
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Jaded

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #288 on: June 24, 2011, 11:55:13 am »
I wish the people accross the road would hang their curtains up properly, they're really bugging me.
You can see more than you want to of what they're doing, or just the untidiness?
Sorry, I know it's a bit anal, but the latter

So it is a bit anal, rather than a bit of?  ;)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #289 on: June 24, 2011, 11:57:51 am »
24 & 24; both tiebreaker questions and (unusually for me) three in ten!

Although that was Bucks Fizz, so it's a bit embarrassing... :-[
Yes, I got the tiebreaks too, and got the three in ten in exactly the same order he did!
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #290 on: June 24, 2011, 12:08:41 pm »
:D
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #291 on: June 24, 2011, 12:14:59 pm »
I wish the people accross the road would hang their curtains up properly, they're really bugging me.
You can see more than you want to of what they're doing, or just the untidiness?
Sorry, I know it's a bit anal, but the latter

So it is a bit anal, rather than a bit of?  ;)
Damn right!
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #292 on: June 24, 2011, 03:13:39 pm »
Look work, I know you send me a sizeable amount of bike buying tokens each month but to expect me to actually earn them is pushing it a bit; what with my line manager being off "sick" and his boss being on holiday.

So please don't phone when I am out on my lunchtime ride with something which is not urgent. I had to turn around a ride home to wait for your repeat call.

Now I get here, I discover that the IT system has packed in (again) and all office based workers have been told they can go home. I however, still have to sit here waiting for your call.

Sigh. Is it really worth it.....?
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #293 on: June 24, 2011, 03:21:34 pm »
it's my brothers stag do this weekend, we're staying in a shit hotel, going hiking in the costwolds, having an afternoon on a racing track in 'an evo' and, presumably, getting very drunk with some of his annoying mates. 

but I'm exhausted, have barely seen Mrs Mike in the last fortnight and I'm away all next week with work, I just want a weekend in bed...   And our coffee machine is broken.

Bah humbug.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #294 on: June 24, 2011, 05:47:31 pm »
Shimano: It's probably been said elsewhere, but your shoe sizing "system" is shite. I have only just found a pair of your shoes that fit. I am a size 44/10 normally, but have got into your 46s with adequate room lengthwise. However, as for the width, that's something else. I do not have big, wide feet, but even so I was only only the second of ten clicks on the click-fit gubbins. My socks were not that bullky either.

Kindly stop basing your sizing system on kimono-clad, tortured-feet, female models and use normal people instead, kthxbai
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #295 on: June 24, 2011, 06:57:33 pm »
AWL, my first pair of cycling shoes were men's Specialized Sonomas.
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YahudaMoon

  • John Diffley
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #296 on: June 24, 2011, 10:35:05 pm »
Anyone now why Radio 4 / BBC world service is one hour behind. So when they do the news and give out a time say 4:00pm it's actually ********* 5:00pm ?

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #297 on: June 24, 2011, 10:49:28 pm »
World Service uses GMT the whole year and world around.
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YahudaMoon

  • John Diffley
Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #298 on: June 25, 2011, 09:03:26 pm »
World Service uses GMT the whole year and world around.

Lol. It's not like we are all still using valve radio sets, were in the year of super technology. Surely they can at least edit the time correctly for what ever country your in ?

border-rider

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #299 on: June 25, 2011, 09:06:12 pm »
World Service uses GMT the whole year and world around.

Lol. It's not like we are all still using valve radio sets, were in the year of super technology. Surely they can at least edit the time correctly for what ever country your in ?

The programme content itself is the same no matter how it's delivered, and the World Service short wave transmitters are in the UK - they transmit all over the planet from there.  Very hard to tailor the programming when it's being squirted in a rough direction to cover a great sector of the globe.