He was one of the all time greats. One of my recollections of him actually comes from a very popular British sitcom, Only Fools and Horses; the grandfather (played by the late Lennard Pearce), used to insist on calling him Sidney Potter (pronounced "Potta", in a good London accent!). &quo...Jump to post
1337Delta764 wrote:I was wondering, what do you think would go well in a Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice, other than alcohol?
Well, as a hospital healthcare worker in the NHS (including long stints in covid critical care watching people die), I'll try not to take any of this personally. We're trying our best.Jump to post
Your sarcasm is sick. The fact that even Sandy Hook didn't make a jolt of difference is sick. Another fake "fact". Lots of laws were passed with magazine restrictions and banning types of guns, they were just passed on the state, instead of federal level. I was referring to America's sick...Jump to post
But since everything worked as intended and people reported him, all the antigunners are disappointed. No, I am pretty sure they are not disappointed. If anything, they are disappointed the next mass-shooting won’t be more then a day or two away. Here’s some advance thoughts and prayers. Who knows,...Jump to post
For most Americans under 50, 9/11 became a far more relevant date than Dec. 7th could ever be. I'm in my early thirties, so 9/11 was the big one for me, but in my place of employment we're starting to see youngsters born around that time or even after who are just indifferent to the whole event. It...Jump to post
People are just going nuts everywhere. Maybe we need that drug from the book "1984". - Soma Soma is from Brave New World. Senior moment - maybe I need some. Or maybe prior use in my youth is why I can't remember now! I'd take Soma to control the population, over the measures used in 1984!Jump to post
I saw Fleetwood Mac about 5 or so years ago, they definitely still had it. Belting out the hits like their heyday.Jump to post
I think it'll take a lot of work, considering it's not just fuselage length that's different, there's also that "hump" at the base of the SP tail and the fact that the forward upper deck hump ends in a different position in regards to the wing box. Plus the vertical stabiliser itself is di...Jump to post
Stephen King is brought up a lot with movie adaptations. For me, Misery is the clear winner. An amazing film that captured the tense atmosphere of the book. How about a movie that far surpasses the book? I'm going to say Forrest Gump. Although there's so many differences that it's sometimes a stretc...Jump to post
So. Bounty is UK-speak for Mounds? I've just looked up Mounds. It is very similar, except a blue wrapper Bounty is covered in milk chocolate, not dark chocolate like Mounds. (Although there is a dark chocolate Bounty found in most shops in red wrappers.) I imagine Bounty is a lot sweeter than Mound...Jump to post
I'm all about the breakfast. Since McD's in the UK stopped the amazing breakfast wrap (a crime against humanity), it has to be the humble sausage McMuffin meal. (Cappuccino as my drink choice) https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsi...Jump to post
I've missed these threads of fantasy, it's been a while. Without looking it up (I can't be bothered right now), is the London Eye really the most visited attraction/landmark in Britain? I mean, we have so many better things to go look at and experience just in London alone before you start looking a...Jump to post
John Williams is a living legend, he gets my vote. My favourite is the Close Encounters score. I'd say Hans Zimmer get a decent mention, I play the Interstellar score quite often. While not the best in the World, Ludovico Einaudi has produced some good work. If we move away from orchestral/classical...Jump to post
I usually avoid fast food fish at all costs after an unfortunate McFillet-o-fish I had once. HOWEVER, every rule has an exception, and that exception is Banny's Indian fish and chips from a local chain around here. Pricey, but whenever I'm sent for a shift in our other hospital I swing by their driv...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:The last decade of good music was the 80's.
Ziyulu wrote:What type of joke is this? First, you have United announcing plans to purchase supersonic aircraft, then you have American announcing electric aircraft. What is Delta up to next?
Aesma wrote:That's why I would personally only consider Teslas at this point : they're ahead, and they provide upgrades to their cars.
But how do you define when a t-rex is a t-rex? I mean, it would have evolved from an earlier ancestor, but where is the boundary?
Humans obviously evolved from earlier apes, but it's not like one day humans turned up. It would have been a slow gradual evolution.
The US has recorded 233 mass shootings this year and we are only on month 5. https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ Oh, seems that the US is on the way to a new all time record or just a record of last years? Also numbers of last years (2018/2019/2020) were....excellent.... It truly is a circus over t...Jump to post
Well, I don't really know what to say about this.
I don't see the logic at all.
Unless this is another shooting, it's already been discussed in the United States Mass Shooting thread.
ArchGuy1 wrote:Seems like America has a problem with shootings.
IIRC she was 28 weeks, 7 months along I’m amazed the baby was able to survive for 3 more hours after being born in an airplane. Fantastic work and amazing job by the doctor and nurses. Why? There was a time before hospitals existed and somehow the species was able to make it. But in days of yore, h...Jump to post
Surprised this isn't being discussed yet. Awful news from Mexico City of a metro overpass collapsing onto a busy road, taking a train with it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-56977129 An interesting point from the article was that local residents reported cracks in the structure after...Jump to post
I regularly have a go on Grand Theft Auto, I'm a big fan of the series. However, I've never even had a slight inclination to go stealing cars, shooting up prostitutes, going on a police chase, etc etc.Jump to post
So you've had the vaccine, you are fit and healthy yet you want to carry on wearing a mask? I will be the guy across the aisle who is pointing and laughing at you. Are you sure you would not be safer just staying in your house with the doors and windows shut? Are you not terrified of being in a roa...Jump to post
Where do you come up with this crap? It's illegal for people adjudged mentally ill or convicted felons to purchase firearms. That's what's so frustrating for us responsible gun owners (99.99%). We're trying to debate with people who get their gun news from Hollywood movies. You don't even know what...Jump to post
not even checks on felons and the mentally ill Where do you come up with this crap? It's illegal for people adjudged mentally ill or convicted felons to purchase firearms. That's what's so frustrating for us responsible gun owners (99.99%). We're trying to debate with people who get their gun news ...Jump to post
We get it, even the mass slaughter in one incident of young children just made all you the gun nuts not give a crap as no one's lives are important than their cradling their precious guns It's sickening, isn't it. In an normal person's mind Sandy Hook should have been America's Dunblane moment. I w...Jump to post
So, seeing as we're now hearing of another mass shooting (this time in Indianapolis), maybe it's time for a merge of all American mass shooting threads into one, to save the forum being peppered with them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56770200 This one took place at a FedEx facility. I...Jump to post
I very much doubt it. Spending all that money on a yacht in this economic climate would not go down well with the UK population, not well at all. And is a yacht needed? I mean yes the previous one was used as a venue to entertain foreign heads of state but the Royal residences could be used for that...Jump to post
UK- I have a kind of hierarchy. If I'm on a long drive home to see family or whatever and fast food is my only option then I always look for McD's or Subway then if not then BK (best tasting burgers, although they seem to be getting quite expensive), failing that then grab something in Gregg's or St...Jump to post
This is slightly off-topic but I don't know if it's really needed to put up a spoiler warning for a movie that premiered over 25 years ago and where multiple sources have discussed said scene without warnings (I remember watching a documentary as a kid that mentioned said scene and never out up a s...Jump to post
Strangely it all started roundabout I went to my friends house who had just got a new (at the time) PS1 game called Air Combat, a precursor to the Ace Combat series. That ignited a little spark, but it was when I went to another friends house who had just got the newly released FS98 that I was hooke...Jump to post
Colliding with and sinking the Andrea Doria, the last SAL liner in existence, the only SAL liner built in Sweden, and the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in service right before COVID-19. Trouble is, not enough average folk are aware of SAL or looking to specifically book a stay on a ship tha...Jump to post
What reason do you have for thinking that this won't end up going to the breakers like the Marco Polo. Colliding with and sinking the Andrea Doria, the last SAL liner in existence, the only SAL liner built in Sweden, and the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in service right before COVID-19. Tr...Jump to post