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    Re: Coronavirus... thoughts ..

    The Canadians have been advised by their Health Minister to start stockpiling food, medicines, bottled water and sanitary supplies etc.
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    Re: Coronavirus... thoughts ..

    They've already given us this global pandemic and are also engaged in building another 1,600 coal-fired power stations to ensure the planet is well and truly trashed.

    China: the country that just...
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    RIP Clive Cussler

    OK, so his numerous novels weren't the greatest works of literature, but they were, invariably, rattling good escapist adventures.

    I lost track of how many of Cussler's ripping yarns I've read...
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    Re: Coronavirus... thoughts ..

    Not really comparable to the 'flu, which only kills a minuscule proportion of those infected (0.1% or so)
    If the stats that have been released are to be believed, Coronavirus could kill 3 to 5% of...
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    Re: Coronavirus... thoughts ..

    China should ban those revolting "wet markets" immediately, along with many of their bullshit "medicines" .

    Quite apart from the human cost, I guess this will severely impact the cruise holiday...
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    Re: Songs with boys names

    Patti Smith - Frederick
    Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
    The Sweet - Little Willy
    Various - John Barleycorn
    Peter Wynyard - Neville Thumbcatch
    Donovan - Bert's Blues
    Jacques Brel - Jef (and...
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    Re: Crackerjack is back!

    And remember it was Crackerjack's Peter Glaze (the straight man to Don Maclean) who invented the "Doh!" catchphrase long before Homer Simpson!
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    Re: The Seekers and Judith Durham

    Morningtown Ride is my little grandson's favourite lullaby.
  9. Thread: Genesis

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    Re: Genesis

    My top 5 songs by Genesis:

    1) The Musical Box
    2) Supper's Ready
    3) The Return of the Giant Hogweed
    4) The Carpet Crawlers
    5) Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
  10. Thread: Genesis

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    Re: Genesis

    Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot and Selling England (and bits of TLLDOB) all still feature regularly on my playlist.
    Lost interest in the band after that.
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    Re: Name Your Top 5 Classic Films

    1) The Wicker Man
    2) Witchfinder General
    3) Deathstalker 2
    4) Pulp Fiction
    5) The Life of Brian
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    Re: Any gamers here?

    Similar background to the OP.
    Started with a Speccy 48k, then the 128k, then Amiga and now an Xbox One, on which I've lost whole weekends playing Elite Dangerous. Have recently treated myself to a...
  13. Thread: Cover Songs.

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    Re: Cover Songs.

    " Seasons In The sun that Terry Jacks originally did in the 70s."

    That was itself a cover! The original was "Le Moribund" by Jacques Brel in 1961.
    The first English cover was by Rod McEwan in...
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    Re: Tell us a joke

    I met this Dutch girl last week. She was wearing inflatable shoes.

    Anyway, I rang her yesterday for a date but unfortunately she'd popped her clogs.
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    Re: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

    Two other catchphrases I remember were "You bet your sweet bippy." and "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls".
    I recall the latter mainly because my parents had a massive, two-volume edition of...
  16. Thread: Paul Darrow

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    Re: Paul Darrow

    Desperately sad news.

    That's another icon from my youth no longer with us.

    Time to binge-watch Blakes 7 once again.
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    Re: Driving experience days

    Yes. Got to drive a Porsche, Nissan GTR and Aston Martin DB7.
    Great fun, but over far too quickly. The Aston was the least powerful of the three, but was my favourite. The Nissan was downright...
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    Re: What was your first mobile phone?

    Was an Ericsson GA318, which I got free on PAYG as a special offer for switching credit cards. Would have been around 1997/98.

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    Re: The most beautiful place you have visited

    Good call for Rhodes - was there in July 2017, during the earthquake, which was quite an experience!

    For sheer beauty though. I reckon Rhodes is pipped by Santorini :

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    Dick Dale RIP

    Dick Dale, the king of the surfing guitar sound and a true pioneer of the Fender Stratocaster has died aged 81.
    His unique sound - playing rather like a mandolin or bazooki and often riffing on just...
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    Re: Disappointing SECOND albums ..

    King Crimson's "In the Wake of Poseidon" was nowhere near as good as their classic first album "In the Court of the Crimson King."
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    Re: Disappointing SECOND albums ..

    Mike Oldfield's Hergest Ridge was a bit of a disappointment after Tubular Bells.
  23. Thread: Krautrock

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    Re: Krautrock

    Will have to check out Yello.
    For some more recent German rock, which blends heavy metal with electronic, I recommend the bizarrely-named We Butter The Bread With Butter.
    Try this one:...
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    Re: Stan and ollie

    Really enjoyed it. Laugh-out-loud funny and poignant in equal measure.
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    Re: Rugby League thread

    I think they should make scrums contested once more.
    At present, they are farcical.
    In the England v All Blacks match at the weekend, England won a scrum against the head, but the referee wouldn't...
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