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Everything posted by tonyXIII

  1. I don't think the view was a deal-breaker for Bleep.
  2. Good luck, MD. I don't envy you.
  3. We don't need to ship it over. It comes by the plane-load. The only problem is that smell of coconut on its skin. Once it's on the grill, though, you barely notice it.
  4. I share your pain, mate. Except the weather. At least here it is a beautiful day ... ... again!
  5. Good luck with the tests and treatment (or should I say 'ointment'?). Take care, mate.
  6. Always look on the bright side, eh John? That was my first thought, too. Salford should win this game, but the confidence of the last two seasons has seemingly evaporated, so I'm back to 'not sure' mode. Hoping the team clicks and we win by about 15 points.
  7. "The moving finger writes and, having writ, Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." And, "Oh thou who man of baser earth didst make And who, with Eden didst devise the snake, For all the sins wherewith the face of man is blackened, Man's forgiveness give; and take." Both verses from Fitzgerald's rendering of The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam.
  8. I wonder if Gerald Sinstadt will be doing the commentary?
  9. I don't often post on the football thread, but I shall make an exception now. Many of you know that I am a long time fan of Manchester City (though nowadays I much prefer TGG), and I am heartily sick of all the media speculation about a 'quadruple'. STFU! All any of this does is set us up for a fall. If and when City do win the quadruple, then you can fill your papers and pundit shows with any amount of reporting. Rant over.
  10. I used to understand everything, but I was older then and I'm younger than that now, so I don't understand anything. With apologies to Bob Dylan (I think the lyrics of 'My Back Pages").
  11. Here you go, bleep. Which is worse, to suffer loads of abuse or to be completely ignored and suffer none at all? And I don't care either. Cheer up, pal.
  12. He didn't! It's there in black and white - Maradona.
  13. Hmmm! You really should have thumped Farage (pronounced Farridge) when you had the chance. His influence on you has been toxic. Edit to add a smiley.
  14. I bet you're a riot at parties, aren't you?
  15. That is good! I do like jokes that make you think. You might not get belly laughs, but they are humorous and thought-provoking.
  16. One of my childhood idols. Only 7 years older than me!
  17. From one "snowflake" to another, "Enjoy your evening."
  18. You forgot to add that they bring nothing to Super League. Don't forget that! In fairness, I assumed you were being ironic. If you were, good! If you weren't, it's time to grow up.
  19. Sad news indeed. I saw Mountain live at Sheffield uni in early (Feb?) 1972. Absolutely brilliant and their live version of Nantucket Sleighride is still one of my favourite tracks ever.
  20. Merry Christmas everyone. Here's hoping 2021 is a better year than 2020 has been. Take care and stay safe.
  21. People of a certain age may suffer a slight twitch at this - "écoutez et répétez" *BEEP* . Sorry, Futtocks, but in my day, it was the polite imperative (2nd person plural form), not the infinitive that was used in this context. Perhaps this gives a clue as to why I struggle with foreign languages. I'm too bloody pedantic for my own good. My general advice to anyone is to 'go for it' don't wait until you've translated your thoughts perfectly into your target language or you'll never say a word.
  22. Like Futtocks, I used Duolingo, but for Greek. I found it a good learning environment (mix of text and audio), but I couldn't get the hang of their 'ten minutes a day' claim. I felt a bit held back and wanted to make faster progress, but there was no 'skip ten lessons' button. This was probably because I already spoke a bit of Greek. It didn't cost anything, so I stopped after about four or five weeks. I should go back and try again. We'll see. Review grading - 4/5.
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