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Posts posted by JC71

  1. 3 minutes ago, DC2 said:

    There have been a few Love Will Tear Us Aparts but the slow one in Normal People was very good.

    I really like the Broken Social Scene version....... but that's probably more to do with the fact I really like Broken Social Scene


    LWTUA is one hell of a song though (funnily enough the first version I heard of it was by Paul Young. Was on the radio, stopped me in my tracks. I never heard the original til later)

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  2. 10 minutes ago, Bagpuss said:

    That’s a good example of a song which is better as a cover! 

    I was a terrible music snob back then, would spend a small fortune each week on newly released CDs........because Amy Winehouse had totally passed under my radar, there was no way I could then like her ha


    An example of a song that is different yet equally beautiful, is the song 'Heartbeats'...... The Knife original is amazing, and Jose Gonzalez brought a beauty to it

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  3. 33 minutes ago, Badge said:

    On the other hand 2 covers which I personally think are better than the originals 

    The sound of silence  - Disturbed 

    Handbags and gladrags  - Stereophonics 

    Johnny Cash version of Hurt is jaw dropping, to me


    I was in Aus 99-07,and missed a lot of the Amy Winehouse getting popular.......... I can't listen to her version of Valerie though, having bought The Zutons album previously

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  4. 1 minute ago, Blupanther said:

    A few doctors have now pointed out it was definitely on, another said it looked like an insulin needle, but i don't know what they look like tbh...

    There’s been some ridiculous pics knocking around of well known people ‘receiving’ the vaccine with no needles / caps on, defo....... it’s hard to see, I can’t zoom on my laptop, but zooming in on phone this does look legit.......... NHS uses safety orange needles though, so the cap is attached, no cap attached to that one......... I guess we’ll never know for sure

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  5. 6 minutes ago, DC2 said:


    But those who do have capacity have no choice either.  They have had that removed.

    Again, I'm not going to judge, but that really must be a living hell.......... the Ricky Gervais show (ah can't think what it's called, but set in a residential home) shows perfectly that some societies value their oldies, but some find them a burden......... personally I don't think there is a one size fits all answer, but can't argue with your comments....... just very, very sad all round


    *** Derek*** was the show, great TV, and I don't really watch much TV..........

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  6. 6 hours ago, The Cheese said:

    Allardyce's comments on having a break in the season; 

    Obviously entitled to his opinion but nobody forced him back into management if he was that concerned. I'm sure he's got more than enough money to keep him and his family isolated if that's what he wants


    This 100%

  7. 1 hour ago, Badge said:


    My first thought when reading it was, how did Brits get over there? Haven't their borders been shut to visitors this year?

    Yeah, my thoughts too.......... we had a nurse doing bank shifts on our ward whom stated she was in Aus earlier in year and was asked to leave because of covid.......... I have no idea how true that is, though I don't really have any reason to doubt her......... when she found out I had dual nationality I thought she was going to ask to marry me, so she could go back :rofl:

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  8. 5 minutes ago, auntie doris said:

    My all - time England team: Shilton, Neville, Adams, Moore, Cole, Ball, Gazza, Robson, Charlton, Haynes, Greaves.. subs Banks, Terry, Keegan, Shearer, Rogers, Owen, Kane, Butcher, Gerrard.

    No Lineker? I think better than Owen (granted, a very different player)......... Ashley Cole...... may have been a d1ck, but what a player..... I never really appreciated him til he'd gone

  9. 8 minutes ago, screm said:

    Either way I am worried

    Buddy, fingers crossed for you. I'm guessing you're in the north, so not sure if it will be the new strain....... however, my ward manager sent an email out yesterday, saying she had been to a meeting, where they said (these are her words I'm quoting) 'The evidence so far is showing this variant is causing less severe disease however it spreads more rapidly'...... now I haven't asked for clarification, haven't spoken to her about it, but again, fingers crossed 

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  10. Realistically that's probably the best result for Man Utd....... they'd probably be 2nd in that group even if they had won last night, with a 2nd round game against Bayern, Real (maybe), Juventus or Dortmund to come....... they were never going to win the Champions League this season, but they may just do ok in the Europa

  11. Just now, steve roberts said:

    Best joke I like telling is the one where I say that the local zoo has lost a piecost. The usual response I get is "What's a piecost" to which I reply "about £1-50!"

    Ooooh, I’m having that....... similar to the duckdo joke, but different enough......... I usually say them to old female patients in the ward I work....... usual (very usual) response is ‘oh you daft bugger’......:lol:

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  12. Just now, ruffdiamond said:

    Best not say nowt,,, a remember walking home one night and there was a guy trying to steal my neighbour's gate, I didn't say anything incase he took a fence.

    I LOVE that joke....... I reckon I use it at least once a month still now....... you can really suck people in with it :rofl:

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  13. 13 minutes ago, DC2 said:

    What do you mean?

    Surely maggot and faggot were chosen both because they rhyme and because they can be derogatory.

    Otherwise two different rhyming, derogatory words would have been chosen, such as scamp and tramp.


    I think I may have slightly misunderstood your post at the top of the page, however to me faggot isn’t associated with homosexuality, it’s more associated with someone being weak, soft, possibly cowardly, lacking a backbone....... like I said before, if faggot was a word I used, I think it would apply to both hereto / homosexual people, and in that way, it fits perfectly...... she’s bitter (she’s an old on junk), he’s a drunk

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  14. 3 minutes ago, DC2 said:

    Bigot doesn’t rhyme with maggot?


    And in what sense was the word faggot being used, as a reference to a gay person, a bundle of twigs or a meat ball?

    Surely you’ve defeated your own argument there...... she isn’t calling her (?ex) partner gay, a bundle of twigs orcs meat ball, she’s insulting him........

  15. 7 minutes ago, Humphrey Appleby said:

    Well it is, because it's appropriating a derogatory term for a gay man. Unless it isn't, in which case it doesn't make any sense in the song anyway...

    A person can be called a faggot without them being gay...... as usual, South Park (Season 13, Episode 12, The F Word) says it best

  16. 10 minutes ago, Humphrey Appleby said:

    The usual and predictable outcry about 'political correctness gone mad', from those who're probably not even Pogue fans.

    I'm generally not in favour of censoring and re-writing popular songs, and maybe I'm missing some plastic Irish vernacular, but I never got the context of 'faggot' in that song and I suspect it was just added to rhyme. Unless the song is about a gay couple - in which case it's akin to using the n-word in the Wire anyway - then it makes absolutely no sense.

    So I simply couldn't care less if it gets changed - it's not an important or integral part of the song. 


    I disagree...... I think they’re arguing, and she’s basically calling him inadequate, in the way faggot or gay used to be used in a ‘sissy’ way, not really a homosexual way 


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