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ancient mariner

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  • Birthday 06/25/1952

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  1. ancient mariner

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Labour Party

    I'd rather spend my time squeezing toothpaste back into the tube
  2. ancient mariner

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    The suggestion that children (i.e. 16 yo and over) should be allowed to vote. After all, they are not allowed to buy fireworks or cigarettes until they are 18
  3. ancient mariner

    Football 2020/21

    Exactly the same as clubs promoted from the Championship to the Premiership I would have thought
  4. ancient mariner

    Football 2020/21

    TBH Rangers and Celtic would struggle at the English Championship level.
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Unlike some years ago when university was for genuinely clever people, any old thicko can go now and while they are acquiring a pretty ordinary pass in a completely useless subject they will probably rack up a huge debt that they are unlikely ever to pay back.
  6. ancient mariner

    BLM Uk protest marches

    What puzzles me is that the teaching unions have remained silent. Why is this? Because they have already judged him guilty of misconduct? Cowardice on their part?
  7. ancient mariner

    The Terror

    It might be based on true events, but I think very, very loosely. The issue of lead poisoning due to contamination of the tinned food by the lead based solder is generally thought to be true. TBH I've found it rather disappointing but have stuck with it nonetheless. I can recommend the book 'Erebus - the story of a ship' by Michael Palin (yes, that Michael Palin) for a far more accurate perspective on actual events.
  8. ancient mariner

    Good Songs Ruined by others

    Anyone who covered or attempts in the future to cover Hendrix's Little Wing. One of the greatest numbers ever.
  9. ancient mariner

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    My oath. They must really hate his family .....
  10. ancient mariner

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    So, a needle pulling thread
  11. ancient mariner

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    I am reminded of the (very) old joke: "Today we have bad news and good news. The bad news is that the French have landed on the moon. The good news is that it's ALL of them"
  12. ancient mariner

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Ruining kidney beans by covering them in chilli
  13. ancient mariner


    Precisely. There must surely be back ups. Any serious and sensible organisation would keep continuous back ups, wouldn't they? If not, I would imagine Priti Patel will be looking for blood and quite right too
  14. ancient mariner

    Football 2020/21

    Ahhh I stand corrected. You are right, Ron died in 2013 [note to self: check things before I post]. I remember Terry Paine getting booked for giving the ref a pair of glasses. The ref assumed that Paine was being facetious, but the crowd at the Dell were right up close to the pitch (and I mean close) and Paine had found the glasses near the touchline and was trying to give them to the ref for safe keeping.
  15. ancient mariner

    Football 2020/21

    Ron Davies. IIRC he cost the Saints £55,000 which was then a club record. Sublime header of the ball. Saints back then played with two wingers, Terry Paine and John Sydenham. They kept him supplied with plenty of crosses and he would keep heading them in. Great times. Lives in the USA now, I believe

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