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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2019, 10:59
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

Someone put up a Twitter poll: "Do you think the...

Someone put up a Twitter poll: "Do you think the EU will fail in the long run?"

Given that the sun, and indeed the entire universe, will fail in the long run, the only possible answer is "yes".
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2019, 10:57
Replies: 138
Views: 13,302

I dunno, today's kids - the Troubles weren't that...

I dunno, today's kids - the Troubles weren't that long ago. (OK not the beheadings so much, but they did all the other stuff, and the dead were just as dead regardless of whether or not their heads...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2019, 10:55
Replies: 8
Views: 60

The thing that puzzles me is the coordinated...

The thing that puzzles me is the coordinated attack on these 2022 voters from all wings of the Tory party (you can see from the MPs' tweets that they've all been told to put out the same stuff)....
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2019, 10:01
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

Oh look, the #brexshitters are, as predicted,...

Oh look, the #brexshitters are, as predicted, blaming remainers for #brexshit going pear-shaped, as predicted, because there was nowhere else it could go.

What a surprise. Not.

Phrases that...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 23:32
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

Well, no business is required to do this, but we...

Well, no business is required to do this, but we hear that a number are choosing to do so. It will be interesting to see whether any of the "victims" take their former employer to tribunal claiming...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 18:18
Replies: 16
Views: 856

I suspect the two are related. I know of people...

I suspect the two are related. I know of people who, having got their Irish passports, aren't bothering to renew their British ones - why pay twice?

So the staff who gave you such a good service...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 23:00
Replies: 138
Views: 13,302

The government has clearly said that we won't...

The government has clearly said that we won't take any pro-active action to bring either of them to the UK.

But if the child ends up in the UK, by whatever means and route, it needs looking after....
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 22:37
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

8pm was being touted as the time for "something...

8pm was being touted as the time for "something big", although the rumours I heard involved Tories not Labour.

But 8pm came and went and nothing from any of them. All mouth and no trousers, the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 22:34
Replies: 138
Views: 13,302

That can be done. If the "best interests" of the...

That can be done. If the "best interests" of the child are not to be with its mother it can be taken into care, and in due course it can be decided that its "best interests" lie in adoption. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 20:34
Replies: 91
Views: 14,587

They're just stupid. A non-stupid salesperson...

They're just stupid. A non-stupid salesperson spots when they're on a loser and immediately drops the call and moves on to the next punter.

But perhaps they wouldn't be criminals in the first...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 22:40
Replies: 91
Views: 14,587

Mrs GtW has just been told by a tax person not to...

Mrs GtW has just been told by a tax person not to bother to tell them if, when she's finished the sums over a particular set of transactions, she owes less than £100 tax. This surprised me, I wasn't...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 22:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,851

I did eventually get round to reading R.U.R,...

I did eventually get round to reading R.U.R, which is where this discussion must start from, but I must admit to remembering pretty well nothing about it.

Whether "a robot could [] become...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 21:56
Replies: 35
Views: 2,812

No. But you can take this a little too far....

No.

But you can take this a little too far. Like an older couple I know who didn't call a doctor when they both got pneumonia.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2019, 23:23
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

Mr Tesco app will say any, and quite possibly...

Mr Tesco app will say any, and quite possibly all, of

(1) None of that stuff actually happened, look, I've got my eyes shut and my fingers in my ears and I'm singing la-la-la, so that proves it....
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2019, 21:58
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

A clear rip-off of the "I promise to pay the NHS...

A clear rip-off of the "I promise to pay the NHS £350m/week" Boris notes that have been circulating for some time now. But a good addition to the meme.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2019, 21:06
Replies: 121
Views: 20,570

My parents have both. Sadly their copy of...

My parents have both.

Sadly their copy of Winnie ille Pu has one section of pages bound in twice, and one section missing. But it took them some decades to read that far through the book, so when...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2019, 19:25
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

Bizarre way to run a party. Mine is done...

Bizarre way to run a party.

Mine is done differently.

Once Upon A Time someone overheard me disagreeing with the council leader (not very hard, we were having this argument in the Guildhall...
7th Feb 2019, 19:12
Replies: 23
Views: 2,241

Wind?

So, will our easyJet be able to get into Belfast tomorrow afternoon?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2019, 23:48
Replies: 121
Views: 20,570

If we chose Greek we had to give up geography. I...

If we chose Greek we had to give up geography. I decided that geography was more useful.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 22:47
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

Apparently "taking back control of our borders"...

Apparently "taking back control of our borders" means letting trucks in completely unchecked, with the operators declaring retrospectively what was brought in.

"I hereby declare retrospectively...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 21:27
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

Depends on the game, doesn't it - whilst I gather...

Depends on the game, doesn't it - whilst I gather it's slightly frowned on in foot-the-ball this a perfectly normal tactic in rugby.

It's even acceptable with a racist motivation it seems - when...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 20:46
Replies: 4,744
Views: 280,393

The #brexhitters have spotted this and set up a...

The #brexhitters have spotted this and set up a UK branch of some US fascist student organisation to rally the young fascists of the UK.

But they aren't very good at it. About 98% of the Twitter...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 18:00
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189

Quite often more than double for us. And of...

Quite often more than double for us. And of course the expensive "USA" includes the equally expensive "Canada".
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2019, 20:32
Replies: 12,562
Views: 8,335,524

The kids who ran the lighting gallery in the...

The kids who ran the lighting gallery in the school hall did find that the fuses kept blowing at irritating moments, such as in the middle of a play, which they solved by replacing the fuses with...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2019, 17:36
Replies: 29
Views: 2,189

Not convinced, in particular the "no questions...

Not convinced, in particular the "no questions asked" bit - we've always been asked at least our ages and whether we have any pre-existing conditions. Are there people who won't ask those if you pay...
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