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Everything posted by BeestonMick

  1. Have a look on the 'Which' site, there are tons on there.
  2. Please, please, please, do not mention Speedo's again, I've got all sorts of visions in my head now. Budgie smugglers, my god no!!
  3. I see Jeremy Corbyn will sing the national anthem next time. I reckon he could have got away with it if he'd sung the words to the red flag, no one would have noticed.
  4. I'm just looking at booking a flight to Canada as we speak. I've already decided I'm going business class for an extra £400. I can't put up with my knees under my chin for ten hours or some volumetrically challenged person using up my air.
  5. Can't be, this is the sheriff:
  6. We have some Asus monitors at work, they are pretty damn good. I reckon the Samsung monitors have two years on 'em now as well. The thing is, they're so cheap now if you get five years out of 'em and they fail you just buy a new one. My two were around £110 each. Considering I paid the best part of £1000 for a Sony Trinitron monitor at one time (bleddy huge thing for a 17" screen) I think they are now VFM.
  7. Who's the fourth geezer?
  8. Blimey, I was 2'6" tall last time I saw that! RIP Conrad.
  9. I bet Adidas originals are crapping their pants, what an advert!
  10. Big Wes, from the US, is a massive Forest supporter that frequents Twitter. He became interested in Florest when some Twitter users mistook him for Wes Morgan because of his Twitter nic @bigwes. He spent some time over here last year going to games etc, and loved it so much he now gets homesick for Nottingham.
  11. Samsung seems to be the way to go at the moment, their gear is excellent. Also, if I'm buying computer bits such as fixed disks I always go for Samsung if I can. I have two Samsung monitors on my home PC, excellent quality and long lasting.
  12. I had a colleague, also from Nottingham originally as it happens, same age etc, working with me in Llantrisant. He was also a died in the wool collar and tie man and he couldn't explain why when I asked him 'cos nowt in my life as a kid, maybe the odd wedding, required collar and tie. He had been a service engineer for a forklift company for many years so no tie there. I did eventually get him in to 'workwear' but he still insisted wearing a collar and tie. Horses and courses I suppose.
  13. Jeans, t-shirt and trainers man myself, all my life. I don't even own a tie or a collared shirt to wrap it around. All the jobs I've ever done the customers weren't interested what I looked like they just wanted their equipment fixed.
  14. If the size of the plants determined how much you had in the bank I would have retired years ago. They are rated as 'not hardy' but the one I have outside must be the Rambo of the species.
  15. The laws (or rules whatever) have changed in that case, I am talking total rubbish and will go back to the original topic.
  16. Google it. It was red tape and you had to pay 2 or 3 hundred quid for permission to fly a flag. That has never been the case in Wales as far as I'm aware. #14 I don't see the English flag mentioned
  17. monotonous drone = God save the Queen I don't think a new write would do, we'd end up with something from X-factor. For some reason the English aren't allowed to be patriotic. By law you can't hang a George flag outside your house in England, but I can in Wales, go anywhere else and there's flags all over the place. It's about time the English said "screw you we are English"
  18. I can't forgive him for making that horrible campy dancing in the street video with Jagger. The British music industry has a good reputation around the world and then they produce garbage like that. It was voted as the most embarrassing video at one time.
  19. It's a fine tune, I don't see it as religious (I'm the last one to be spouting religion being an atheist for more than forty years) more a rousing tune for the troops. What would you suggest in place then? Land of hope and glory I suppose but it doesn't rouse me like Jerusalem.
  20. MPs to vote on national anthem for England Yes, yes, yes and about soddin' time!! And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England's mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England's pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic Mills? Bring me my bow of burning gold! Bring me my arrows of desire! Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold! Bring me my chariot of fire! I will not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant land I have so envied other countries for years, including Wales and Scotland, who have rousing anthems that stir the blood. God save the Queen is a dirge and couldn't stir a pudding. Let's just hope the MP's make the correct decision. And, and by the way, maybe once they adopt something better for an anthem they'll stop England cricket playing in blue.
  21. Many, many years ago I knicked a cutting from a money plant in a Chinese restaurant in Chilwell. I potted it and it grew, and grew and now after about thirty years I've still incarnations of the original. Last year I decided to give the two pot full's I've got a haircut. I kept one and chucked the other outside. We've had a couple of reasonable frosts of late and a particularly bad one today. I thought I'd check to see if the frost had got to the plant but low and behold it was there, smiling at me as though nothing had ever happened. On top of all that it had dropped leaves over the summer and at least half a dozen had self set and were growing fine so: Crassula ovata, I salute you.