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  1. A while back I read Jeremy Vine's book. He wrote it to celebrate a milestone of callers to his Radio 2 phone in show. I can't remember how many but a) it was a lot (in the thousands) and b) he probably has more experience of TALKING to the opiniated general public than we do. He talks about this (I got the book from the library) and his conclusion is that if a person in the public eye does or says something stupid or ridiculous then HE HAS TO COVER IT because people - because they watch it on YouTube or Facebook - ring up about it. Of course, people in the public eye know all this. When I was a youth, it was called attention grabbing but it seems to be on another, higher level now. It is the click based/sound bite news economy. Next time there is a long form politician interview watch how the interviewER will spin the question round to try and nail down the interviewee. Politicians know what they say may be clipped, maybe taken out of context and put on the next hourly news update "Minister says no chance of...."
  2. RIP - It is a small but significant percent of the population who can remember the buzzing of the tape deck and spending hours typing in programs that never seemed to work. Actually, thinking about it, not much has changed on the technology front really...
  3. something else that has been "productised" - It has gone from looking in on someone elses pub quiz, it has gone down the route of "find a formula and beat it to death" PLUS - there are a lot more minority sports at the moment that the average viewer won't have a clue about. In days gone, we all knew where we were with cup finals, grand national winners etc... Weightlifting not so much...
  4. slightly off topic but I picked up a couple of 4 packs at my local old style newsagent/off licence in Killamarsh a short while ago. On the side of the can it says that the "Sheffield gold" tagline and the steel man icon are trademarks now owned by Molson Canada. I didn't know that..
  5. Thank you BigAl - working or not, we will feature it...
  6. this one https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4019796,-1.49979,3a,75y,225.79h,79.14t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sMwVICM6UgK0D3bLD_aWo_w!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DMwVICM6UgK0D3bLD_aWo_w%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D279.39154%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192
  7. Can anyone confirm if this is still there or not? Google maps (August 2020) shows it still there. Can anyone confirm please? Many thanks
  8. Thanks all - resurrecting an old thread for info. This is what we have found so far. More to follow.
  9. Fog - for going first. Very bad form to shout/say this if you were away from the playing area. Also - used to say "Seg" for second. As in "fog" "Seg" I don't recall their being a call for being third.
  10. Not for a while yet by the looks of things - bar code scanning looks to be the thing they can't figure out how to do https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/08/18/covid-19-coronavirus-update-18-august/
  11. We live in a world of mass appeal What are most people interested in but you can’t stand?
  12. When you talk with friends and family, are you looking forward or back?
  13. Plus clubs like Chesterfield - with all the youth and development infrastructure (which they still retained despite being relegated). Lots of fixed (invisible) costs.
  14. If you had a time machine and could go to anywhere in history. Where would you go and why?
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