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beefface

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  1. Thanks for replies. May take my chances, confident re dealing with plod, especially when I’m not breaking the law.
  2. What would define “local and a reasonable distance”?
  3. May fancy a spring stroll around the reservoir over the weekend. Anyone aware if this is permissible, or will I risk ‘drawing the heat’?
  4. Was in there that night, I went to the little hatch bar to get a round, Pete came up behind passed me a twenty and asked me to get him a pint of Stones, a double scotch and a pint of lager for Bob Pridden his lighting engineer and “get yours and yer mates one as well!”, I made a point of hesitating before saying “oh, go on then”. He signed my tee shirt with ‘Pete Townshend, join the <removed> army” Me mum washed it next day!!
  5. Saw Queen at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire, about 1976. Me and my 14 year old mates squeezed right up to the front barrier. It blew our little minds!!!
  6. I did a stint behind the bar during the 80’s. Albert was the landlord, lovely bloke. His wife used cook Sunday dinners, with delicious smells of beef, gravy and Yorkshire puddings wafting downstairs, I was starving by closing time! Some right characters in there - Gordon Biddles, Sam Hurst, Joe Mooney etc.
  7. Try doing this; tune in to Radio Sheffield about 8.45 am, when the pointless, banal, infantile, inconsequential chatter is at its febrile peak (possibly because the coffee has kicked in and the ‘jokes’ have been stretched beyond breaking point). Then, after 5 minutes move the tuning dial round a few notches until you reach Radio 3, just notice the wonderfully calming effect on your brain and body as you encounter a Haydn string quartet or other such magnificence.
  8. “Oim gawin stroight argen Stroight as an arra” Oh how we larfed!
  9. I wasn’t suggesting that an elderly lady should have fixed her own flush after looking on YouTube. In the second paragraph of my post I was relating my own experience, as a means to possibly help others who may encounter a similar problem.
  10. Hope you get a refund! Our toilet flush broke last year (one of those ‘contemporary design’ button ones). Was just about to call a plumber, then looked on youtube, 10 mins with a screwdriver and WD 40, it was done and been fine ever since, they’re not that complicated.
  11. Glad i’ve battened down the hatches, these ‘gale force winds’ that were forecast are wicked!!
  12. Apparently, Labour now feel strongly that their next leader should be a woman (various interviews with party representatives). Do these people not learn? Do they seriously believe that on the council estates, working men's clubs, Wetherspoons etc disillusioned Labour voters are banging fists on tables, muttering to themselves “If only we had a female leader!”. They may do, because they wouldn’t be seen dead in such places!
  13. It is mimi or mini mokin’ and is a hybrid of ‘mimic’ and ‘mini moke’, which was an off road version of the mini car, designed in the 60’s.
  14. I wholeheartedly recommend a film called Exhibit A, the entire film is available for free on YouTube. In my opinion it is the most accurate (non Hollywood!) depiction of a man experiencing gradual emotional disintegration, with catastrophic consequences. Also, it is set and filmed entirely in Yorkshire, which kind of adds to its uniquely unnerving quality. I would like to know what people think.
  15. No “tics or reactions” with this issue; Interview with rep of organisation that wanted to shut down club - hardly challenged anything she said. agreed with most. Interview with dancers from club, challenged, interrupted, patronised with hardly any attempt to empathise or understand.
  16. Listening to Toby Foster this morning, I noticed he approached the two interviews re the Spearmint Rhino issue with that impartial, finely balanced professionalism that has become his trademark.
  17. I’m aware there may be other threads re this place, but! Anyone aware of what may be happening to this fine establishment ? Portacabins and evidence of building/refurb’ but to what purpose? According to K.A website, plans to reopen by xmas. Internet search also suggests ‘permanently closed’. Hopefully not another hairdressers, tanning salon, nail ‘studio’, charity shop or (no wait, cupcake emporiums are consigned to recent history!) anything.
  18. Wetherspoons, (new look) Greggs, all you can eat buffets and tribute bands have exposed some interesting, subtle strains of snobbery in English society. Personally I think they’re all great!
  19. Yes, he’s a self made man, a former member of the Dronfield Smart Set, currently gourmand and all round ‘man of good taste’.
  20. How about we abandon the growing trend to mythologise the city - Going on about Henderson’s Relish (sorry ‘Hendo’s’, there’s probably a reason why Worcester Sauce can be found in many eating establishments around the world, whereas Hendersons can’t!), pies, fishcakes, slotting ‘reyt’ into advertising slogans, putting rubbish quotes by Jarvis Cocker on the sides of buildings, fantasising that this is ‘The City of Sport’, or attempting to turn a block of flats (which were a feature of every city in the country during the 70’s and 80’s) into something of heart-wrenching social and cultural significance etc. Oh, and don’t start me on The Everly Pregnant Bothers. Liverpool and Manchester have been doing this stuff for years, much to the amusement of the rest of the country, our recent attempts look desperately cheesy in comparison.
  21. He may or may not be pro remain, but the BBC certainly is, so when on air he’s got to tow the line to pick up the dollar. He’s very careful to adhere to the BBC narrative on many issues, could you imagine him keeping his position for instance, if he made it known he had confidence in Donald Trump as a president and world leader? No, me neither.
  22. I always thought the name of his character in Blade Runner - Roy Batty, sounded more like that of a chip shop owner from Wadsley Bridge, rather than a physically perfect humanoid.
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