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Tinyfish Wibble => Off Topic => Topic started by: Simon on August 10, 2011, 10:49:52 PM



Title: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 10, 2011, 10:49:52 PM
I am confused.

I seem to have picked up an incredibly unhealthy obsession for Petanque since returning from France. I spend time watching matches on YouTube and may have used entirely too much money buying a set as well.

(http://www.svpl.org.uk/assets/images/petanque2.JPG)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 10, 2011, 10:52:10 PM
I am confused.

I seem to have picked up an incredibly unhealthy obsession for Petanque since returning from France. I spend time watching matches on YouTube and may have used entirely too much money buying a set as well.

(http://www.svpl.org.uk/assets/images/petanque2.JPG)

Isn't that French for "Farting"?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 10, 2011, 10:55:21 PM
You seem obsessed with wind (today), Catherine.

Nowt wrong with petanque.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 10, 2011, 11:04:58 PM
my niece brought the game home from France after she spent her last year of high school there.  we often play when visiting.  great game!  she just recently moved here, and I should ask her whether she brought a set with her.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Jim on August 11, 2011, 05:20:14 AM
I associate Pétanque with endless summer nights in the Bretagne countryside, seafood, beer, wine, sailing and general good times. I might have a nostalgic cry now...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 11, 2011, 06:37:23 AM
I associate it woith Tourettes.

The quaint village of Tourettes-Sur-Loup on the way from Nice to Grasse - it is the last place I saw frenchmen playing it.

Neeedless to say we stopped simply for the photo by the town name sign sticking two fingers up at the camera. One day I'll grow up. Just not today.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 11, 2011, 06:56:25 AM
Don't know whether I'm excited or terrified. I have a day today on which the rest of my life turns.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on August 11, 2011, 07:15:41 AM
Don't know whether I'm excited or terrified. I have a day today on which the rest of my life turns.
Oooh, citin'!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on August 11, 2011, 07:16:51 AM
Why is it in France it's called Petanque, but in England it's called Boules (in a French accent)?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 07:20:26 AM
Boules is a collective name for games played with metal balls, one of which is petanque.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 11, 2011, 09:06:04 AM
The game is called Petanque, the balls are what's know as boules (matron).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 11, 2011, 11:19:04 AM
Why did Jim put a line on an e but not Simon or James?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 11, 2011, 11:20:40 AM
Don't know whether I'm excited or terrified. I have a day today on which the rest of my life turns.
What's hapening today for you then UB?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 11:37:38 AM
Why did Jim put a line on an e but not Simon or James?
My BlackBerry does that automatically, whether I want it to or not.  I was not typing from my BlackBerry.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on August 11, 2011, 06:10:42 PM
I didn't put the line either because I couldn't be bothered to look for the proper letter with accent. I'm just lazy and there's no excuse. :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on August 11, 2011, 11:37:09 PM
Why did Jim put a line on an e but not Simon or James?
Perhaps Jim has no problem with Simon or James but when it comes to French "e"s that's where he draws a line?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 11, 2011, 11:39:57 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Jim on August 12, 2011, 05:48:25 AM
I have no problems with Simón or Jåmes and am hàppy tø use acçènts wherëver I desire.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 06:13:36 AM
It's all Greek to me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 12, 2011, 06:17:04 AM
I think that I need some randon accents in my name.

When I write to the people in Air France, their names always seem to have have accents (Angélique, Frédérique) and I always put them in



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 12, 2011, 02:35:33 PM
this Frédérique?

(http://www.associatedentertainment.com/aec/images/main/Frederique-van-der-Wal.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 02:36:51 PM
How do I get an interview where she works ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on August 12, 2011, 02:37:07 PM
this Frédérique?

(http://www.associatedentertainment.com/aec/images/main/Frederique-van-der-Wal.jpg)

Gulp !!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 12, 2011, 02:37:45 PM
Is that a parrot or a parakeet?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 12, 2011, 02:38:08 PM
what parrot?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 02:39:31 PM
What par...drool...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 12, 2011, 02:48:57 PM
Roast parrot your favourite then James?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 03:28:23 PM
Very exotic.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 12, 2011, 04:11:18 PM
Like Angstrom's exotic dancer?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 04:29:31 PM
Do you mean 'like' as in 'so totally different as to be poles apart' ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 12, 2011, 04:41:43 PM
The Frédérique I know looks exactly like that except she's shorter, has much shorter hair and is about 50.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 05:06:49 PM
Damn the short hair  :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 12, 2011, 05:40:09 PM
The Frédérique I know looks exactly like that except she's shorter, has much shorter hair and is about 50.

well that is an old picture...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on August 12, 2011, 08:28:45 PM
The Frédérique I know looks exactly like that except she's shorter, has much shorter hair and is about 50.

... keep talking... ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 12, 2011, 09:07:09 PM
Does she have all her own teeth, or at least all of someone's teeth?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 12, 2011, 09:25:37 PM
Yes, you're right, this is a Prog forum.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 04:28:26 PM
I have no problems with Simón or Jåmes and am hàppy tø use acçènts wherëver I desire.

I have no clue how to use them. Really, I have no clue about the key commands and all that.  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on August 13, 2011, 06:01:44 PM
Can someone tell me how to put a hyperlink in but have normal words instead of the actual url?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 13, 2011, 06:02:14 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 13, 2011, 06:06:00 PM
Oh, you wanted to be shown how  ;)

You see the globe - click on that and you get http:// - if you type in a = after the first [url and then type in the actual web address, and then type in the words you want between the  then it should end up like this

[url=http://ww.etc] words [url] (http://etc and the other [url)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 13, 2011, 06:07:16 PM
Yeah, some bits of that have not shown up how I intended  :D but the final example should show you how.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on August 13, 2011, 06:24:43 PM
Now I see what you mean (http://www.themerchdesk.com).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 06:29:50 PM
Why, that link takes me to www.themerchdesk.com!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 13, 2011, 11:26:25 PM
what link?



;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 11:37:45 PM
The one that takes you to www.themerchdesk.com, of course.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 13, 2011, 11:38:44 PM
thanks!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 14, 2011, 09:36:44 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 15, 2011, 01:45:42 PM
Are you sure that it doesn't take you to www.guymanning.com (http://www.guymanning.com)?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 15, 2011, 11:09:40 PM
or perhaps www.decburke.com?  


or was that The Merch Desk (http://www.themerchdesk.com)?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on August 16, 2011, 05:57:30 AM
I'm still in shock that JamesA gave IT advice  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 16, 2011, 06:09:37 AM
The liklihood of following advice depends upon its source.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 16, 2011, 06:43:54 AM
For my next trick I will be telling people how to share soundbites with stalkers through the power of the evil interweb.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 16, 2011, 07:58:32 AM
I'm still in shock that JamesA gave IT advice  :o

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 16, 2011, 08:25:03 AM
Unless it is a 24-hour clock.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 16, 2011, 09:39:10 AM
(http://truthworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/donkey-in-a-suit-257x300.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 16, 2011, 11:21:05 AM
Unless it is a 24-hour clock.
Or one of those digital ones that's gone bananas and says it's 88 o'clock...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 16, 2011, 12:21:14 PM
What is confusing me is how on earth do these people get away with it ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2011, 04:44:42 PM
Which people? These people?

(http://maximizetravel.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/people-out-persp.gif)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 17, 2011, 04:44:57 PM
I'm still in shock that JamesA gave IT advice  :o

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day :D

 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 17, 2011, 05:04:48 PM
Those people, and also the people who I have to work with.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 02:16:17 PM
I cannot wait to find out the context behind this thread...

"Hi James,

Rachel Kemp commented on a post you were tagged in.

"Lol, I can laugh now that Karl is no longer my boss!""

...because that comment means nothing to me  ??? :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 19, 2011, 02:35:26 PM
AHHHHHHHH VIENNAAAAAAAAA


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 19, 2011, 02:40:35 PM
Bom....bom bom bom....BA BA!!!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 02:42:35 PM
Now I'm wondering if Rachel is related to the Kemp who was an integral part of 80s pop and then went on to star in Eastenders.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 19, 2011, 02:43:37 PM
Mother has returned from Ireland with three aunties and a great-auntie. They all have exactly the same face and voice. And all the voices are LOUD and Northern Irish. They're having some sort of hilarious shouting competition downstairs, so I'm hiding in my room  :-[


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 02:46:05 PM
Which bit of that is confusing ?  Sounds perfectly Northern Irish to me  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2011, 02:52:33 PM
I cannot wait to find out the context behind this thread...

"Hi James,

Rachel Kemp commented on a post you were tagged in.

"Lol, I can laugh now that Karl is no longer my boss!""

...because that comment means nothing to me  ??? :D

That's a comment on one of my things on Facebook. You commented on it and if someone comments on something you comment on, you get updated.

Rachel is an ex-partner of mine. We lived together in a little cottage in a village in the country for a few years. She likes her Rock, does Rach. We went to loads of gigs together. She was my chick when I was in a band  ;)

Karl is a colleague at AVIVA.

Thanks for forcing me to divulge the innermost secrets of my life, James  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 02:54:27 PM
It says I was tagged, so I feel the outcome is fair  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2011, 02:57:11 PM
It says I was tagged, so I feel the outcome is fair  ;D

You're tagged cos you're "The one Who Loses It" in my Zombie Apocalypse Team.

Is that clear ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 02:59:19 PM
There's a lot of mud here in Peru  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 19, 2011, 03:15:23 PM
You're tagged cos you're "The one Who Loses It" in my Zombie Apocalypse Team.


that's me on Jim's team!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 19, 2011, 03:33:36 PM
Which bit of that is confusing ?  Sounds perfectly Northern Irish to me  ;D
"The British Army done it, so they did! They tore up the holy pictures and threw me granny out the window"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 19, 2011, 03:54:11 PM
Which bit of that is confusing ?  Sounds perfectly Northern Irish to me  ;D

I can't tell them apart unless they sit still...
And when they tell me all about what my cousins are doing - I can't tell the cousins apart either  :-[


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 04:04:07 PM
Welcome to an Irish family  :D

My father had 9 brothers and sisters, and most of them had more than the 3 children he managed to produce.  I have lost count of the number of cousins I have out there, and loose track of which is which  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on August 19, 2011, 06:08:56 PM
You could always try to ignore them - it's worked perfectly well for me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 19, 2011, 07:24:51 PM
Welcome to an Irish family  :D

My father had 9 brothers and sisters, and most of them had more than the 3 children he managed to produce.  I have lost count of the number of cousins I have out there, and loose track of which is which  ;D

Sounds a lot like my lot! It started when Great-Granny had 16 kids and it's not gotten any better! They're SO loud! All the time!

As much as I didn't get on with my Father, at least the Polish side of the family have remained quiet and mostly dead!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 19, 2011, 07:28:25 PM
As much as I didn't get on with my Father, at least the Polish side of the family have remained quiet and mostly dead!

...Poland got zombies...?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 07:34:30 PM
Didn't they fight the Nazi vampires in a 2000AD offshoot...or something...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 19, 2011, 09:17:28 PM
As much as I didn't get on with my Father, at least the Polish side of the family have remained quiet and mostly dead!

...Poland got zombies...?

There's an uncle out there that may still be alive. The only ones that would know are my brother (missing 15+ years) and older sister (not worth talking to)... He could be a zombie as far as I know!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2011, 10:43:37 PM
Didn't they fight the Nazi vampires in a 2000AD offshoot...or something...
Oops, wrong way round...it was Commie Vampires fighting the Nazis...no mention of Polish zombies...
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0NhYEqw2Ahw/R6SC3hSUIrI/AAAAAAAAA3g/-7t16colZ9I/s400/fiends01.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on August 19, 2011, 10:48:08 PM
I never did finish the book of that comic.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 20, 2011, 07:53:53 AM
It's nice to know that not just Japanese enemy soldiers go AIEEEEEEEE


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 20, 2011, 08:00:29 AM
They nicked that line from Victor  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on August 20, 2011, 10:07:31 AM
It's traditional phraseology.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 20, 2011, 10:13:20 AM
"Bullets don't stop them! Nein! Nein!" Ahahahahahahahahahaha...!  :D :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 22, 2011, 12:08:36 PM
CRICKET SPOILER ALERT!!!!

I really want England to get the Indians all out, and they have two sessions remaining, but I really want Tendulkar to reach his hundredth century as well.

It's fairly finely poised. I imagine we must be close-ish to the new ball, which should be the game-changer, but I wonder if Tendulkar can reach his hundred before that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 22, 2011, 12:23:42 PM
I understood maybe 5% of that :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 22, 2011, 12:29:33 PM
The following is called trolling.

You can't spoil cricket more than it already is. Any sport which takes more than a day to finish where you get breaks for lunch and tea is hardly a sport.

I actually quite like watching the highlights though :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 22, 2011, 12:57:58 PM
To be fair I only watch the highlights too.

Watching a whole days cricket is a very relaxing experience though, I'd tend to have a newspaper or other distractions and glance up from them at regular intervals.

Sadly the tests are all on Sky, so the highlights is it for us mere mortals with Freeview.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 22, 2011, 01:13:28 PM
The following is called trolling.

You can't spoil cricket more than it already is. Any sport which takes more than a day to finish where you get breaks for lunch and tea is hardly a sport.

I actually quite like watching the highlights though :)
That must rule out chess and the football world cup as that takes two weeks for the team to win (plus they have breakfast, lunch and dinner between the breaks in action).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 22, 2011, 01:51:57 PM
Currently confused by a forum called "The Student Room" - which is a forum for students. Some of the questions on there make me wonder exactly how these people got into Uni... Especially the ones asking questions like "Are there shops in Nottingham?" Next year is going to be interesting...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 22, 2011, 01:52:39 PM
I understood maybe 5% of that :)
I could SEE about 5% of that.  By squinting.

Cricket is a great sport.  I stand up at a SE all day and it's bloody hard work - my legs are like jelly at the end.  It must be worse for cricketists because they have to run around as well.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 22, 2011, 01:54:45 PM
Currently confused by a forum called "The Student Room" - which is a forum for students. Some of the questions on there make me wonder exactly how these people got into Uni... Especially the ones asking questions like "Are there shops in Nottingham?" Next year is going to be interesting...

Post back - Yes, but they only open on Tuesdays and every third Thursday between 2 and 4 in the afternoon


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 22, 2011, 02:47:56 PM
Currently confused by a forum called "The Student Room" - which is a forum for students. Some of the questions on there make me wonder exactly how these people got into Uni... Especially the ones asking questions like "Are there shops in Nottingham?" Next year is going to be interesting...

Post back - Yes, but they only open on Tuesdays and every third Thursday between 2 and 4 in the afternoon

That'd be a lot funnier if those weren't the exact opening times of the post office where I'm living at the moment...  :P Can't wait to get back to civilization!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 22, 2011, 03:36:59 PM
When I was at Uni we used to have some great days out at the cricket with food, drink and good company - it was a very relaxing way to spend a day out.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 22, 2011, 10:27:14 PM
(http://files.myopera.com/saranayrose/albums/5324252/thumbs/cricket_insect.jpg_thumb.jpg)

I could listen to the little fellas chirp all day.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 23, 2011, 09:08:55 AM
Ah well, Tendulkar was out for 91, but we only beat them by an innings and 8 runs, so those 9 runs denied him made the difference. He'll probably get his century in one of the One-Day Internationals later in the summer. India will be a different prospect int he one-day game I suspect.

Hope I win the Channel 5 competition to get luxury day out at the Lords ODI on 11 September.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 23, 2011, 10:14:47 AM
Are you sure this sort of talk should not be in the "Mornington Crescent" thread?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 23, 2011, 10:03:29 PM
I hope not, because it'll put us all in spoon.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on August 24, 2011, 04:55:57 AM
Mother again...

She tried to "fix her computer" while drunk. Then gave up and went to talk to the spiders in the bath (there were two earlier... where did the other one go?)

I don't know what she's done, only that the wireless internet doesn't work any more.

And that it's far too cold to sit down here with it plugged in.

And that it's 6am and she's just gone to sleep.

And that my sister is going to pay for giving mother cider.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 24, 2011, 06:50:46 AM
Have you tried switching it off and on again ?

Your mother, not the computer...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 24, 2011, 07:11:52 AM
I hope not, because it'll put us all in spoon.

Nah - just you

(http://watermarked.cutcaster.com/cutcaster-photo-100361922-Mouse-cook-with-spoon.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 12:17:14 PM
Curses.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 24, 2011, 12:51:06 PM
I think this is more Mouse's style and more suitable for his age group.

(http://resources.shopstyle.com/sim/10/5a/105a16f58fd2f465f374012e14873358/learning-curve-babyuniverse-baby-feeding-tableware-minnie-mouse-bpa-free-fork-and-spoon-set.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 24, 2011, 01:08:18 PM
In which case whose might these be?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/2611765923_0a453b9a38.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 24, 2011, 01:26:04 PM
I've applied for a two-year fixed term promotion at my current employer. In the absence of any response from the Cardiff one it seems sensible.

I really don't care if I get it, which means that I am almost certain to do so.

Trouble is that means I would only be able to apply for jobs in Cardiff at theis new grade and those are even rarer than those at my current grade.

We're never gonna get there are we? Perhaps we should move to Norbiton.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 24, 2011, 01:34:14 PM
I'm deeply confused by the forum having an uncle vulgaria and an Uncle Peruvia at the moment.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 24, 2011, 01:37:24 PM
well, Unce Peruvia is the original and I'm not.

;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 01:46:33 PM
Does JamesA know that his foreign ambassador is an imposter?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 01:47:53 PM
We're never gonna get there are we? Perhaps we should move to Norbiton.

You will, Uncle, you will. And if you haven't moved to Cardiff by the time I move to London, I'll kick you out and move you there myself.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 31, 2011, 09:57:48 AM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/42-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 31, 2011, 10:15:57 AM
*rather confused by wondering what on earth Bo might have been googling to come up with that one*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 10:21:30 AM
Does JamesA know that his foreign ambassador is an imposter?
Seems kinda appropriate...

Simon discovered yesterday that I am really going to Peru  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 31, 2011, 10:26:08 AM
Who are you flying with James?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 11:02:20 AM
I am flying with Iberia on a Heathrow-Madrid-Lima route.

Fly out at 0620 on the morning of 23 October, and return at 1720 on 5 November (gunpowder plots permitting).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on August 31, 2011, 11:13:24 AM
*rather confused by wondering what on earth Bo might have been googling to come up with that one*

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/worst-album-covers (http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/worst-album-covers)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 31, 2011, 11:37:16 AM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/47-1.jpg)

None of these look like our Roger


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 11:39:12 AM
Those must have been taken before he grew his beard.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 31, 2011, 12:08:09 PM
Now I know where my stick-on 'tache came from...

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/2-1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 12:15:45 PM
I wonder how many (few) requested...

Maybe he's still sitting there, waiting...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 31, 2011, 12:18:54 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/47-1.jpg)

None of these look like our Roger

thank god.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 31, 2011, 12:29:29 PM
I think you should recreate that cover, Rog. Get your camera.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 31, 2011, 12:30:34 PM
I think you should recreate that cover, Rog. Get your camera.  :D

I had the same thought.  but where to find that shirt?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 31, 2011, 12:40:35 PM
In Hell?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 31, 2011, 01:29:03 PM
good thought.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 31, 2011, 02:00:59 PM
Now I know where my stick-on 'tache came from...

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/2-1.jpg)


Judging by the left hand picture, one of the requests was to place someone's ice-cold hand on his genitals.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on August 31, 2011, 02:01:49 PM
I think he's a mannequin.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 31, 2011, 05:01:06 PM
There's a little switch on his back that makes his eyes move left and right.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on August 31, 2011, 09:47:12 PM
I am crap at driving in England. I am crap at driving in narrow roads on the wrong side.  I am completely confused and even more crap when there is no handbrake.   ??? ??? ???  After 23 years of driving it was too weird.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 09:50:07 PM
Did you go karting then ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 31, 2011, 09:59:54 PM
Was it one of these?
(http://www.instructables.com/image/FHYKN1GF82EU8HQ/Toddler-Flintstone-Car.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 31, 2011, 10:00:54 PM
I can see the resulting dents in the front wheel from here.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 01, 2011, 06:21:00 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on October 04, 2011, 12:00:59 PM
Bo's garage called and told him his car is ready


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 04, 2011, 12:23:22 PM
> Bo's garage


is that a new Frank Zappa album?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 04, 2011, 02:44:12 PM
I hope so!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2011, 03:57:52 PM
I don't hope so, because if so, something somewhere has gone horribly wrong...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 05, 2011, 04:04:15 PM
Frank Zappa's death is obviously not a Fixed Point.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2011, 04:25:17 PM
Oh no, is Russell T. Davies on the loose, again?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 05, 2011, 07:34:42 PM
Don't know if this latest email from the company is making me happy or sad so confused seems to fit  ;D

So after making 45 people redundant last week, they suddenly realised that one of the girls who did the same job as me is going on maternity leave shortly. I mean she's only been pregnant for 7 months and walking like a duck for the last 3 of them so I don't know how they missed that.

Sooooo.. my gamble is - do I tell them nah bugger off, give me the money and take a chance I'm going to find another job in the next month, OR... take another nine months work, allowing me to get the extra qualification I was studying for at their expense, have less outstanding on my car loan at the end of it, get another nine months service added to my settlement, but take the chance that they actually don't keep me on at the end and cheat me out of the dosh.

GAH this is going to drive me to the loony bin.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 05, 2011, 07:46:15 PM
tell them to bugger off


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 05, 2011, 08:15:59 PM
As tempting as that might be, surely playing along with them would be fine - giving yourself time to find another job that you want.  You might find it after 3 months and then it's bye-bye.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 05, 2011, 08:40:46 PM
That's the catch, I have to commit to 9 months.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 05, 2011, 08:53:59 PM
They can't actually hold you to it. James will know more than I do, but my understanding is that an employer would actually struggle to 'enforce' a notice period of more than a month, and hardly anyone would be bothered with going to the expense of taking legal action against an employee who walked within a longer notice period. This is particularly unlikely, I would have said, when you were looking at redundancy anyway.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 05, 2011, 09:06:15 PM
I find it odd that employers bother to ask for more than 1 month.  I prefer people to go within a week if possible.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 05, 2011, 09:19:27 PM
3 months! at my place  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 05, 2011, 09:21:05 PM
Oh I could walk within the 9 months but miss out on the tax free six months worth of salary redundancy settlement.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 05, 2011, 11:29:58 PM
How would they not 'keep you on at the end' ? Either there will be a job or a redundancy, Shirley. I would stay for all the benefits you mentioned, and keep your eye on the job market after the new year.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 06, 2011, 06:11:43 AM
because if the person going on maternity leave returns to work, it's her job  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 06, 2011, 06:18:50 AM
Lots can happen in 9 months.  Good and bad.  I'd just look at it as 9 months of stability.  And it moves the future back into your hands for a while.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 06, 2011, 06:42:13 AM
And if she returns then it becomes a redundancy again - that is what I meant, the situation does not change, it just gets delayed for 9 months...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 06, 2011, 07:58:46 AM
Yeah I am kind of tempted, just to get the 9 months, guess my fear is that they will keep me at the end and I'll miss out on the dosh LOL! Then again, now is not a good time to be looking for a job in financial services. Thanks for all the advices!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 06, 2011, 01:24:08 PM
Rob was dancing in the office.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 06, 2011, 01:27:39 PM
Was it better, worse or the same as his dancing on stage ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 06, 2011, 01:52:55 PM
Given the title of the thread - I guess at least more confusing.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 06, 2011, 02:31:28 PM
Pictures please!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 06, 2011, 02:36:09 PM
For the love of Prog NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 06, 2011, 02:37:13 PM
I'm not even going to bother refuting this one.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 06, 2011, 02:39:19 PM
We used to punch your ticket....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 06, 2011, 02:48:52 PM
For the love of Prog NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awright Vader - keep yer cloak on!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 06, 2011, 04:41:11 PM
To be fair he was not actually dancing, he was kung fu fighting.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 06, 2011, 04:44:15 PM
Oh, that's all right then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 06, 2011, 05:08:18 PM
To be fair he was not actually dancing, he was kung fu fighting.

Was everybody doing it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 06, 2011, 06:29:57 PM
Wondering whether Jodie March uses Cuprinol or boot polish to attain this hue:

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/10/04/article-0-0E38362C00000578-166_306x619.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Gareth on October 06, 2011, 06:38:21 PM
To be fair he was not actually dancing, he was kung fu fighting.

Was he as fast as lightening?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on October 06, 2011, 09:58:06 PM
Creosote or Barbecue Sauce....or both....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 06, 2011, 10:09:25 PM
Perhaps she's just been barbecued.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 07, 2011, 08:58:50 AM
Skin and muscle tone aside, why would anyone ever wish to stand like that...ever?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 07, 2011, 09:43:36 AM
I'm sure I've got a pic somewhere of you doing just that, Simon!  ;D

Admittedly without the bikini and the Cuprinol...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 07, 2011, 09:58:08 AM
As you sure it was without the bikini?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dena on October 07, 2011, 11:17:39 AM
I'm naturally blonde and you're asking what made me confused? 

Try everything....!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 07, 2011, 12:05:38 PM
I've seen my sister and her mates doing the fake tan thing - they take it in turns to stand on a chair and get painted orange with little spongey things on sticks. I didn't like to ask why....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on October 07, 2011, 12:44:52 PM
Anyone seen pictures of Jodie Marsh lately? (Whoever she is)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dena on October 07, 2011, 01:18:58 PM
I had to Google her, Nells, as I had no idea either!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 07, 2011, 01:50:31 PM
...they take it in turns to stand on a chair and get painted orange with little spongey things on sticks...
There are gents that pay good money up west to do that to a woman.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 07, 2011, 02:09:31 PM
Anyone seen pictures of Jodie Marsh lately? (Whoever she is)

I've seen her in person a few years ago and I thought she looked rough then but nothing compared to how god awful she looks in those body building photos


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 07, 2011, 04:31:18 PM
...they take it in turns to stand on a chair and get painted orange with little spongey things on sticks...
There are gents that pay good money up west to do that to a woman.

I think it's a girls-only event... Like the outdoor leg-waxing thing or whatever it is that my aunties do to each other's eyebrows.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2011, 04:43:26 PM
Sounds like a London 2012 Olympic event...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 11, 2011, 02:21:05 PM
Skin and muscle tone aside, why would anyone ever wish to stand like that...ever?

Unless they had just done a fart they were especially proud of.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 11, 2011, 02:35:14 PM
Fair enough.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 12, 2011, 10:52:42 PM
Skin and muscle tone aside, why would anyone ever wish to stand like that...ever?

Unless they had just done a fart they were especially proud of.


HEH


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 13, 2011, 07:24:45 AM
In my dream last night I went to Peru with the money I have in my wallet right now...which is not a lot of £ sterling.

It did not matter, though, because there was no connecting bus to get me to my flight once I got to America (and not Spain).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on October 13, 2011, 07:28:00 AM
(http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01329/marilyn-mcgover_1329332cl-5.jpg)

I do not know why, but this picture made me feel vulnerable.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 13, 2011, 08:58:01 AM
Think it's the way she's holding on to her purse with a death grip. Very uncomfortable.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 13, 2011, 09:48:16 AM
Who is she?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 13, 2011, 11:14:48 AM
Who is she?
I don't move in those circles.  Ask Mike - he's probably even got her phone number.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 13, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
She looks precisiely like the woman who plays the Countess in Downton Abbey, so in tha absence of evidence to the contrary I suspect that's who it is.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on October 13, 2011, 11:28:59 AM
She looks precisiely like the woman who plays the Countess in Downton Abbey, so in tha absence of evidence to the contrary I suspect that's who it is.

By jove, I think you're right.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 13, 2011, 11:56:01 AM
Who is she?

right clicked and properties of the photos says it's Marilyn McGover.

and no Rob I don't know her :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 13, 2011, 12:31:20 PM
The Downton countess is Elizabeth McGovern, not Marilyn...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 13, 2011, 12:40:38 PM
Never seen Downtown Abbey so wouldn't know might be her and the image is titled incorrectly


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on October 13, 2011, 12:50:34 PM
Never seen Downtown Abbey so wouldn't know might be her and the image is titled incorrectly

Mike, EVERYONE watches Downton Abbey so stop pretending.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on October 13, 2011, 12:55:42 PM
Downtown Abbey

Forget all your troubles... forget all your cares and go...

DOWNTON


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 13, 2011, 01:02:20 PM
Never seen Downtown Abbey so wouldn't know might be her and the image is titled incorrectly

Mike, EVERYONE watches Downton Abbey so stop pretending.

I'd never heard of it till I read this thread what is it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 13, 2011, 01:11:32 PM
It's an Abbey in Downton.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on October 13, 2011, 01:14:44 PM
Just googled it an ITV period drama no wonder I've never seen it :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 13, 2011, 01:24:10 PM
You're not alone in that Mike. 

I remember someone once telling me that costume drama is just Sci-Fi for girls. That thought made me chuckle for some hours afterwards.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 13, 2011, 01:34:56 PM
I love Downton Abbey and I usually loathe costume drama. However this one is by Julian Fellowes who wrote the film Gosford Park, and while I might not have started watching it if Mme Cholet had not been keen, I am very glad I did.


Then again I watch Dancing on Ice, so maybe I'm a girl.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 13, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
Don't forget the girlie drinks as well, UB...  ;D



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 13, 2011, 01:44:50 PM
I've never seen Downton Abbey, either.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 13, 2011, 01:47:27 PM
UB will have a UBcham.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 13, 2011, 02:00:41 PM
I loved Gosford Park so maybe I should give this a spin then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on October 13, 2011, 05:09:19 PM
I don't watch ITV so I have no idea what it is.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 13, 2011, 05:41:14 PM
I've not got a telly  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 13, 2011, 06:24:44 PM
We have a telly but it seems to only have one channel, Disney.

I was vaguely aware that people were watching it but have never seen it.  ITV drama is normally appalling, or it was the last time I watched it many many years ago.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 13, 2011, 06:29:31 PM
My television has been packed away.  Not to come out again until Saturday.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on October 13, 2011, 07:14:37 PM
We have a telly but it seems to only have one channel, Disney.
So which is it? It either does or it Disney....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on October 13, 2011, 07:32:34 PM
You're not alone in that Mike. 

I remember someone once telling me that costume drama is just Sci-Fi for girls. That thought made me chuckle for some hours afterwards.

You told me once, it was cocaine for middle aged women and I cackled for hours 'cos you are so right !! :D

I really enjoy quality period drama (particularly on gig nights when for whatever reason I can't get along and can be in charge of the remote control ::)

For the record Julian Fellowes is also behind young Victoria, currently £4.49 on Amazon.
That and a nice bottle of red and you'll have a great evening in UB!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 13, 2011, 10:07:15 PM
No one's having a great evening in me thank you very much - I'm not that kind of womble  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 13, 2011, 10:11:56 PM
Spoilsport.  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 13, 2011, 11:15:41 PM
Where did this evening go? I had some chips, then sat down to do some work - now it's midnight and I'm being bombarded with power ballads....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dr Wart Hoover on October 13, 2011, 11:19:00 PM
TheaSigma is lucky not to have the temptation to waste their life on bad dramas and reality TV.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 13, 2011, 11:44:59 PM
I agree! Thea is far too young and impressionable to get the idea that that kind of shit is the norm!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 14, 2011, 07:07:31 AM
Not that young :P

Also, I'm sure I had time for more sleep...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 14, 2011, 07:59:58 AM
Sleep is for wimps.

Unless you live in Hammersmith.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 14, 2011, 08:14:11 AM
Being a wimp is fine with me! Sleep is lovely...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 14, 2011, 08:46:16 AM
It's true - I had an eventually lovely dream last night, some of which involved relaxing at a cricket match, and ending with the ghost of a woman accepting the happiness of her soon to remarry husband after initially trying to stop it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 14, 2011, 09:12:00 AM
...now it's midnight and I'm being bombarded with power ballads....
I want that on a t-shirt...NOW!!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 14, 2011, 12:53:39 PM
...now it's midnight and I'm being bombarded with power ballads....
I want that on a t-shirt...NOW!!


I should point out these are power ballads that had been re-written vaguely around the week's lectures.

Just a village girl, living in a Spartan world.
She took the midnight mule going anywhere.
Just a polis boy, born and raised in south Corinth
He took the midnight mule going anywhere...


(none of this has anything to do with me!)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 14, 2011, 04:39:39 PM
BEM wants first rights to Now That's What I Call Power Ballads BC 800


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 14, 2011, 05:12:31 PM
BEM wants first rights to Now That's What I Call Power Ballads BC 800

I'll mention it to Chris (who's been doing these and not his Cicero homework...) I'm sure he'll be fine with it!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dawn on October 14, 2011, 05:25:44 PM
This topic has me totally confused.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 15, 2011, 01:47:36 PM
I have bought a dress  :o  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 15, 2011, 02:23:28 PM
 :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 15, 2011, 02:53:51 PM
Is it an email address ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 15, 2011, 03:24:07 PM
It would get more use if it was


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 14, 2011, 04:34:50 PM
Seeing a guy on a music tech forum called Manky Hand.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 16, 2011, 02:55:02 PM
For some reason the lift in our office smells strongly of pickled onion Monster Munch today.

And yet everyone denies having any!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 03:02:54 PM
Have you had a plumber in the building ?
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01536/munch_1536022a.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 16, 2011, 03:07:32 PM
It's entirely possible.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 16, 2011, 03:14:03 PM
I've got that T-shirt.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 03:34:09 PM
Wilf - have you had UB in the building ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 16, 2011, 04:09:29 PM
Could be - all sorts of people come in and out ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 04:13:34 PM
It was UB in the lift with the picked onion Monster Munch.

Colonel Mustard doesn't get a look in.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 16, 2011, 04:16:45 PM
Is this the dullest book in the world?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cod-Biography-Fish-Changed-World/dp/0099268701/ref=pd_sim_b_2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cod-Biography-Fish-Changed-World/dp/0099268701/ref=pd_sim_b_2)

Just in time for Christmas.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 16, 2011, 04:20:54 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Salt-World-History-Mark-Kurlansky/dp/0099281996/ref=pd_sim_b_1

I think my salt trumps your cod.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 04:24:01 PM
When will he add Vinegar - A Story Of Our Times to complete the trilogy ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 16, 2011, 04:28:34 PM
You forgot the chips!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubiquitous-Chip-Changed-World-Around/dp/1841589403/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321460881&sr=1-3


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 16, 2011, 04:34:01 PM
It's amazing how we British can start nattering about literature yet bring it around to the subject of fish and chips so quickly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 04:43:15 PM
Well, the author started it.

I mean, where else can he go after cod and salt...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on November 16, 2011, 07:25:29 PM
Is this the dullest book in the world?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cod-Biography-Fish-Changed-World/dp/0099268701/ref=pd_sim_b_2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cod-Biography-Fish-Changed-World/dp/0099268701/ref=pd_sim_b_2)

Just in time for Christmas.

That's a brilliant book. It describes how man followed the Cod to colonise different parts of the wolrld, and how the pursuit of Cod has lead to conflict etc etc.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 16, 2011, 08:32:06 PM
So...cod is like sex then...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on November 16, 2011, 09:03:18 PM
From the product description:

Centuries before this Vikings had travelled from Norway across to Canada--the exact range of the Atlantic cod.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 16, 2011, 09:31:38 PM
So there aren;t any Atlantic Cod in North Dakota then?  Interesting.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 16, 2011, 11:11:14 PM
Lots of cod science, cod religion and cod philosophy then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 17, 2011, 12:14:52 AM
panfriedtheism?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on November 17, 2011, 10:21:37 AM
Rog wins.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 17, 2011, 02:01:28 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 17, 2011, 02:04:51 PM
My bathroom is missing. No it really is. I came home last night and it had gone.

The builders we have in at the moment tell me that they will return it in a new an improved way by the end of today.

I want my bathroom back.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 17, 2011, 02:21:24 PM
I can lend you a bucket if that helps.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 17, 2011, 02:34:56 PM
Thanks Rob but I think I'm all bucketed up right now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 17, 2011, 07:01:39 PM
Come home to find:
a) No news from Student finance. No call (within the 2-4 days promised on Monday...), no money - nowt. As expected.

b) A cheque for £700 from the Access to Learning fund - which they told me I wasn't entitled to last week...  ???

Too scared to pay the cheque in, just in case they've made a mistake. Might see if I can talk to someone tomorrow and double check I'm allowed to have it!  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on November 17, 2011, 07:52:26 PM
Come home to find:
a) No news from Student finance. No call (within the 2-4 days promised on Monday...), no money - nowt. As expected.

b) A cheque for £700 from the Access to Learning fund - which they told me I wasn't entitled to last week...  ???

Too scared to pay the cheque in, just in case they've made a mistake. Might see if I can talk to someone tomorrow and double check I'm allowed to have it!  :P

or
c) Pay it in as soon as the bank opens tomorrow morning and refer all those attempting to claim its return direct to student finance  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 17, 2011, 07:58:47 PM
Come home to find:
a) No news from Student finance. No call (within the 2-4 days promised on Monday...), no money - nowt. As expected.

b) A cheque for £700 from the Access to Learning fund - which they told me I wasn't entitled to last week...  ???

Too scared to pay the cheque in, just in case they've made a mistake. Might see if I can talk to someone tomorrow and double check I'm allowed to have it!  :P

or
c) Pay it in as soon as the bank opens tomorrow morning and refer all those attempting to claim its return direct to student finance  ;)
That's close to what my mate suggested - if they want it back, tell them they can have it out of the bursary I'm supposed to get next month.

I think I'm going to have some money soon  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2011, 10:22:31 PM
Pay it in and if they say they want it back, tell them they can have it back when you start paying off your loans.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 17, 2011, 10:27:06 PM
Pay it in and if they say they want it back, tell them they can have it back when you start paying off your loans.

Could do... Just getting tempted by gigs now. This is awful...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 17, 2011, 11:34:09 PM
Pay it in, then tell them the tooth fairy ate it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 17, 2011, 11:37:38 PM
Pay it in, then tell them the tooth fairy ate it.

We have a winner!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 18, 2011, 12:00:14 PM
Sad - Wife away this weekend in Paris

Happy - House to myself so I can watch TV in my pants and do a lot of work on Shineback

Sad - Wife not around for me to tweak her little cheeks

Happy - Chinese Takaway tonight and cooking the tastey (but very smelly) Pasta Simon.

Sad - No-one to spoon in bed.

Happy - VERY late nights

Sad - No morning trivial boll*cks chat at breakfast time.

Conclusion: I like my own time but I appear to love my wife very much.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 18, 2011, 01:58:07 PM
So what goes into Pasta Simon? Why does it smell so?

And is posting that your wife's away in the Fishtank the equivalent of putting "Party round at mine" on FaceBook?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 18, 2011, 02:53:36 PM
See you all there. I'll bring a keg. Don't ask where it's from. Can't promise there'll be anything in it, either.

What is Pasta Simon?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 18, 2011, 03:05:01 PM
It's a foodstuff popular in Italy, and don't call me Simon.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 18, 2011, 03:41:51 PM
Pasta Simon is a devilish concoction of my own design which combines conchiglie, sweetcorn, petit pois, caramelised chicken breasts with a soy/worcestershire sauce base, covered in a bespoke thousand island dressing.

Nausea is allowed.  ;D



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2011, 04:06:17 PM
You're not eating that until you've finished the Shineback album! The risks are too great...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 19, 2011, 05:46:31 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 19, 2011, 08:21:11 PM
Pasta Simon is a devilish concoction of my own design which combines conchiglie, sweetcorn, petit pois, caramelised chicken breasts with a soy/worcestershire sauce base, covered in a bespoke thousand island dressing.

Nausea is allowed.  ;D



*runs towards the bathroom*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Gareth on November 19, 2011, 09:36:31 PM
Party at Simon's but bring your own food!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 20, 2011, 12:00:04 AM
I'd like to try it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 21, 2011, 08:32:16 PM
How I managed to base most of a 5000 word essay on a Spartan battle, yet I can't figure out which battle it was. Or when. Or who wrote about it.

Other than that, it's a BLOODY good arguement!  :P



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2011, 09:15:28 PM
Somewhere, somewhen, something might have happened.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on November 21, 2011, 09:18:35 PM
How I managed to base most of a 5000 word essay on a Spartan battle, yet I can't figure out which battle it was. Or when. Or who wrote about it.

Other than that, it's a BLOODY good arguement!  :P



Isn't the argument the point? Like in economics, there's no wrong answer as long as you can make your argument.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 21, 2011, 09:25:51 PM
How I managed to base most of a 5000 word essay on a Spartan battle, yet I can't figure out which battle it was. Or when. Or who wrote about it.

Other than that, it's a BLOODY good arguement!  :P



Isn't the argument the point? Like in economics, there's no wrong answer as long as you can make your argument.

Sort of... but I'm starting to wonder if I've imagined this battle - in which case the whole thing stops making any sense and I need to re-write a LOT of stuff  :-[


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on November 21, 2011, 09:56:02 PM
Maybe you were there in a past life?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 21, 2011, 10:07:37 PM
Maybe you were there in a past life?

Possibly! Not sure how to reference that in the bibliography though!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 21, 2011, 10:22:37 PM
Obviously by reference to your autobiography.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 22, 2011, 07:25:39 AM
Obviously by reference to your autobiography.

That sounds like more work...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 22, 2011, 09:21:36 AM
Not if you have an unauthorised autobiography, like Lemony Snicket in the first instance, or Julian Assange.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 22, 2011, 12:34:49 PM
I'm not sure I fit in with those two....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on December 02, 2011, 02:17:45 PM
Have just upgraded my Soundcloud account.

http://soundcloud.com/thebigredspark (http://soundcloud.com/thebigredspark)

It looks exactly the same.  :-\  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 02, 2011, 04:39:11 PM
One of my lecturers thinks I'm a bloke. And possibly German.  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 02, 2011, 04:41:43 PM
Vorsprung durch technik


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 02, 2011, 05:11:44 PM
So I come from Mosscock?

Yes I think you probably do.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 02, 2011, 06:17:07 PM
One of my lecturers thinks I'm a bloke. And possibly German.  ???
Just been to the post room and my Hawkwind tickets both say "Mr. Wolff" on them.
Maybe Dr Rawles was onto something...  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 02, 2011, 07:51:54 PM
No, it's just that 95% of the Hawkwind audience is male so I bet they send out all the tickets to "Mr".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 02, 2011, 09:04:29 PM
No, it's just that 95% of the Hawkwind audience is male so I bet they send out all the tickets to "Mr".

Ahhh! Now it all makes sense!

I think it's a good thing - never a queue in the ladies loos!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 02, 2011, 09:29:06 PM
Das ist nicht gut.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on December 03, 2011, 07:52:30 AM
No, it's just that 95% of the Hawkwind audience is male so I bet they send out all the tickets to "Mr".

Ahhh! Now it all makes sense!

I think it's a good thing - never a queue in the ladies loos!  ;D

Unless you are at a Rush gig @the O2
No Queue at all !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 03, 2011, 09:53:17 AM
Even the men's queue was surprisingly quick. I found Twang there.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 03, 2011, 10:59:07 AM
I swear my mate Flo only comes to gigs with me because of the unused nature of the ladies' loos at them... Although I've never found anyone interesting at the loos at a prog gig. I once had a nice chat with Arturo Lurker in the ladies loos at a punk gig in Kettering. And he only looks slightly less ladylike than me...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 03, 2011, 01:43:17 PM
I saw a bit of a Pretenders live film earlier. I still don't know the gender of the lead singer...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 03, 2011, 01:46:05 PM
Also, my bad thumb leaked a bit. Was that a good thing? It's relieved the pressure a bit. But I didn't know the body could make such a colour...  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 03, 2011, 02:20:56 PM
Also, my bad thumb leaked a bit. Was that a good thing? It's relieved the pressure a bit. But I didn't know the body could make such a colour...  :-\
Having had lots of things pierced, there are ALWAYS weirder colours and textures of goo that can occur... Keep it clean and don't prod it!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 03, 2011, 02:26:05 PM
I sterilized it in hot salty water. That worked last time it inflated.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 03, 2011, 02:48:50 PM
I saw a bit of a Pretenders live film earlier. I still don't know the gender of the lead singer...

I'm not quite sure what Chrissie Hynde would think of that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 03, 2011, 07:42:52 PM
He'd be quite upset, I should think.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 03, 2011, 08:58:01 PM
He'd be quite upset, I should think.
Depends how long the queue for the loos is...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 05, 2011, 02:51:28 PM
There is a job to apply for at the University of Cardiff. I could do it with my eyes closed (I should probably try that).

I am moving to Cardiff anyway, so need a job.

It is a smidgin over half my current salary, but I could, if we find anywhere reasonable to live in Cardiff, walk to work.

So I don't know whether realising that I'm going to have to take that cut makes me blue or knowing there are jobs that give decent holidays and are in Central Cardiff, and being in a University, probably have reasonably intelligent co-workers makes me smile.

Anyway - I haven't even filled in the form yet, so it's all a bit premature - except we have our first estate agenct coming to do a valuation this evening, so the move is happening.

In other news - Mme Choelt got an interview at (a different department of) Cardiff University, so that's a big positive.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on December 05, 2011, 03:29:21 PM
This is good news UB. Always better to have a job in the pipeline, no matter however unchallenging as you can look for other stuff while keeping the wolf from the door.

Are there wolves in Wales?



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on December 05, 2011, 03:40:57 PM
There is a job to apply for at the University of Cardiff. I could do it with my eyes closed (I should probably try that).

I am moving to Cardiff anyway, so need a job.

It is a smidgin over half my current salary, but I could, if we find anywhere reasonable to live in Cardiff, walk to work.

So I don't know whether realising that I'm going to have to take that cut makes me blue or knowing there are jobs that give decent holidays and are in Central Cardiff, and being in a University, probably have reasonably intelligent co-workers makes me smile.

Anyway - I haven't even filled in the form yet, so it's all a bit premature - except we have our first estate agenct coming to do a valuation this evening, so the move is happening.

In other news - Mme Choelt got an interview at (a different department of) Cardiff University, so that's a big positive.

What made me confused? The fact that this belongs in the 'What made you smile?' thread!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on December 05, 2011, 05:48:55 PM
Whatever - please pass Mdm Cholet my best wishes for the interview - and also for you with the application.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 05, 2011, 05:53:05 PM
My Marillion tickets turned up. Also addressed to "Mr."   ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 05, 2011, 07:02:41 PM
'Ere, how'd you get Marillion tickets?! That gig's sold out!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 05, 2011, 07:03:10 PM
There is a job to apply for at the University of Cardiff. I could do it with my eyes closed (I should probably try that).

I am moving to Cardiff anyway, so need a job.

It is a smidgin over half my current salary, but I could, if we find anywhere reasonable to live in Cardiff, walk to work.

So I don't know whether realising that I'm going to have to take that cut makes me blue or knowing there are jobs that give decent holidays and are in Central Cardiff, and being in a University, probably have reasonably intelligent co-workers makes me smile.

Anyway - I haven't even filled in the form yet, so it's all a bit premature - except we have our first estate agenct coming to do a valuation this evening, so the move is happening.

In other news - Mme Choelt got an interview at (a different department of) Cardiff University, so that's a big positive.

The very best of luck to you both, UB!  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 05, 2011, 08:05:24 PM
'Ere, how'd you get Marillion tickets?! That gig's sold out!
Manchester isn't! And there's a late train to Sheff, so I just need to persuade my sister that she likes me enough to give me a lift...  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 05, 2011, 08:13:44 PM
Make sure you go and say hi to Jim at the merch stand.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on December 05, 2011, 10:22:09 PM
I need a ticket to Marillion.

Anyone got a spare?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 05, 2011, 10:26:31 PM
I gave up looking and decided to go to Manchester instead! Don't think Brum's sold out either if that helps?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 06, 2011, 12:21:15 AM
I need a ticket to Marillion.

Anyone got a spare?

Anyone got two spare?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on December 07, 2011, 07:18:17 PM
I saw my 9 year old's Literacy book today, she has written the most amazing story, but I am confused as to when she suddenly became fixated on vampires and love triangles. I'm sure she was into Disney princesses not that long ago.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on December 07, 2011, 09:02:14 PM
I saw my 9 year old's Literacy book today, she has written the most amazing story, but I am confused as to when she suddenly became fixated on vampires and love triangles. I'm sure she was into Disney princesses not that long ago.


I've got one of those  - 9 year olds that is - they grow up quick
Enjoy 'em while they are little!!



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 12, 2011, 10:27:44 PM
It seems that The Entity Formerly Known As Mouse has now turned into a Mousse.  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 12, 2011, 10:32:07 PM
Apparently I am in an argument.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on December 12, 2011, 10:47:25 PM
Apparently I am in an argument.

Oh no you aren't


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 12, 2011, 10:52:26 PM
I'm going to find the receipt to see what I paid to be in.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 12, 2011, 10:54:19 PM
Never mind the receipt, where's your ticket?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 12, 2011, 11:12:45 PM
Are you saying I haven't got a ticket ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on December 13, 2011, 07:08:41 AM
ok ok wrong choice of words, wasn't an argument but I have deleted all that now


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 13, 2011, 07:34:35 AM
But...but...that was classic...something...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 15, 2011, 11:20:45 AM
This is classic... something... too....


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/15/article-2074338-0F2D655200000578-207_468x712.jpg)

Loved one of the comments below this pic (it's from the Daily Mail):

"If there was any doubt before, its beeen cleared up by the picture in the cowboy outfit.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 15, 2011, 11:27:19 AM
He'll never get the Christmas number 1 with that publicity shot  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on December 15, 2011, 12:06:12 PM
This is classic... something... too....


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/15/article-2074338-0F2D655200000578-207_468x712.jpg)

Loved one of the comments below this pic (it's from the Daily Mail):

"If there was any doubt before, its beeen cleared up by the picture in the cowboy outfit.



**SHUDDER**

There are so many things wrong with that photo...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 15, 2011, 12:07:16 PM
Cliff does like chaps.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on December 15, 2011, 12:32:16 PM
We have some interns in the office - students on their gap year.  One has a 2012 Cliff Richard calendar. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 21, 2011, 10:10:46 PM
Firefox 9.0
I've resisted for ages, and now it's basically done itself, I've got to find where they've put everything.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on December 21, 2011, 10:32:09 PM
You too huh?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on December 21, 2011, 10:38:32 PM
It doesn't make me blue or particularly confused but boy has gone to his fathers for the week.  It just doesn't feel right.  I only see him for food and money ::) but it is still weird. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on December 22, 2011, 04:04:05 PM
New Korean ruler Kim Jong Un but what on earth is the guard to the left wearing?  ???

(http://media.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/original-size/Un%20000_Hkg5704840,%20595.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 22, 2011, 04:11:23 PM
That's an 80s pop video, isn't it...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on December 22, 2011, 04:41:16 PM
Prince Charming
Prince Charming
Ridicule is nothing to be scared off...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on December 22, 2011, 05:02:28 PM
You were working as a despot in an Asian state
When I met you


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on December 22, 2011, 05:16:01 PM
He definitely looks like his souffle has fallen.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on December 22, 2011, 09:20:26 PM
Everyone changing their forum names  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 22, 2011, 09:34:11 PM
Everyone changing their forum names  ::)

Yeah what is that all about?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on December 22, 2011, 09:42:38 PM
Everyone changing their forum names  ::)

Yeah what is that all about?

Have we got to call you that all weekend?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 22, 2011, 09:45:45 PM
It is optional, but appreciated.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on December 22, 2011, 09:51:09 PM
I appreciate you.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on December 22, 2011, 10:57:59 PM
What made me confused? I'm reading the forum from the Tapatalk App and most peple's avatars don't load up in it.

Hence I have ZERO idea who is making most of the posts.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on December 22, 2011, 11:00:06 PM
Hence I have ZERO idea who is making most of the posts.

Has there ever been any doubt?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 22, 2011, 11:01:37 PM
Surely it's more fun that way?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 22, 2011, 11:09:47 PM
What made me confused? I'm reading the forum from the Tapatalk App and most peple's avatars don't load up in it.

Hence I have ZERO idea who is making most of the posts.

No change from usual, then!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 23, 2011, 06:52:13 AM
What made me confused? I'm reading the forum from the Tapatalk App and most peple's avatars don't load up in it.

Hence I have ZERO idea who is making most of the posts.

All the smutty ones are from the poster formerly known as Catherine  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on December 23, 2011, 10:46:52 AM
Hello Tapatalk visitor. My name is Simon Godfrey and I am here to help you. Please ignore the mad ranting and the vague smell of panda wee. This place can be fun!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on December 23, 2011, 11:12:10 AM
I couldn't resist it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on December 23, 2011, 11:15:41 AM
What made me confused? I'm reading the forum from the Tapatalk App and most peple's avatars don't load up in it.

Hence I have ZERO idea who is making most of the posts.
I do feel sorry for anyone who has just joined.  They'd get the impression that we're completely bonkers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 23, 2011, 11:25:41 AM
What an impression to panda wee get.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 23, 2011, 11:28:49 AM
At least we don't smell of leopards. Yet.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 23, 2011, 11:29:41 AM
Your avatar might suggest otherwise...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 23, 2011, 11:30:19 AM
*snarls at SpamBot*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 23, 2011, 11:44:01 AM
you'll only set him off.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 23, 2011, 11:45:36 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 25, 2011, 07:56:12 PM
Was Dr Who just a load of rubbish ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 25, 2011, 08:03:28 PM
YES. lots of rubbish.
What was that load of total tossfuckery with Amy and Rory at the end?! FuckSAKE.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 25, 2011, 08:06:19 PM
Was there even a story ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 25, 2011, 08:08:55 PM
Not really.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 25, 2011, 08:51:47 PM
Good, because I would have hated to have missed it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 25, 2011, 09:23:05 PM
Why bother with a story when you can stick in a random Amy Pond to keep the fanboys happy?  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on December 25, 2011, 09:33:12 PM
Told you it was rubbish.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 25, 2011, 09:45:56 PM
Told you it was rubbish.
That episode was rubbish. PROPER Doctor Who is brilliant.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on December 25, 2011, 09:58:02 PM
That episode was indeed rubbish. However I'm very impressed with a forest that can grow TARDIS's.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 25, 2011, 11:15:07 PM
I feel far more Christmassy from Downton than Doctor Who - t'was a little bit pants wasn't it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 25, 2011, 11:17:53 PM
Doctor Who seems like a glittering memory of wonder after bloody EastEnders... How do people watch that EVERY DAY?!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on December 25, 2011, 11:47:39 PM
I think that Eastenders is what people watch to feel better about their own lot in life. As a result, worse and worse things have to happen to make sure that it's worse than what happens in the viewer's life. Eventually, you get to the point now where, as Charlie Brooker put it: "A soap opera so transparently fictional, it might as well be set on the fucking Moon".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on December 26, 2011, 09:00:03 AM
I like that Dr Who episode, it was the only telly I watched yesterday


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2011, 03:39:14 PM
I liked Doctor Who enough, but it was total bobbins. Hippy bobbins, at that. To quote (the even more rubbish) Warriors Of The Deep, "There should've been another way."  ::)  Bill Bailey and Alexander Armstrong I thought were rather good though (Mum had a good giggle at inserting the other Armstrong RAF pilot's quotes into the script  :D ), but then I watched the old '64 episode The Rescue later in the evening and got far more from that. Oh well. And still no Ice Warriors...

Heh. And so concludes the review.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2011, 04:07:13 PM
Cadbury Flakes. I don't get them. First of all, the wrapper they come in is almost impossible to get into. It just stretches when you try to get into it, not allowing for a clean rip to allow for the bar of chocolate within to slide out smoothly. And when it does slide out, it immediately turns to dust and flies everywhere, covering you and your surroundings in crumbly chocolatey pieces. Curious things, they are.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 26, 2011, 04:14:13 PM
Don't you just twist the top? Or have they changed flake wrappers and not told me?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 26, 2011, 04:34:17 PM
Cadbury Flakes. I don't get them. First of all, the wrapper they come in is almost impossible to get into. It just stretches when you try to get into it, not allowing for a clean rip to allow for the bar of chocolate within to slide out smoothly. And when it does slide out, it immediately turns to dust and flies everywhere, covering you and your surroundings in crumbly chocolatey pieces. Curious things, they are.
Only the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate
Fall out your mouth and makes a mess on the floor


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 26, 2011, 04:38:59 PM
Eat as part of a calorie controlled diet.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 26, 2011, 04:41:24 PM
Cadbury Flakes. I don't get them. First of all, the wrapper they come in is almost impossible to get into. It just stretches when you try to get into it, not allowing for a clean rip to allow for the bar of chocolate within to slide out smoothly. And when it does slide out, it immediately turns to dust and flies everywhere, covering you and your surroundings in crumbly chocolatey pieces. Curious things, they are.

If you can't get the hang of them, Mouse, send them my way.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 26, 2011, 04:55:54 PM
The Indian restaurant near my parents has an extensive menu which includes cheese and onion nan, and cheese and mince nan. They also do a garlic nan donner kebab, which is a truly terrifying prospect.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 26, 2011, 05:06:34 PM
The Indian restaurant near my parents has an extensive menu which includes cheese and onion nan, and cheese and mince nan. They also do a garlic nan donner kebab, which is a truly terrifying prospect.

Now a garlic nan mixed meat kebab would be wonderful.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dawn on December 26, 2011, 05:16:16 PM
So totally confused as to all who some of you are...or aren't!  Slowly figuring it out. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 26, 2011, 06:44:53 PM
I am me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on December 26, 2011, 06:46:20 PM
No you're not, I am!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 26, 2011, 06:48:14 PM
Oh, yes, that's true.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2011, 07:09:39 PM
Goo goo ga joob.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on December 27, 2011, 08:51:56 AM
Cadbury Flakes. I don't get them. First of all, the wrapper they come in is almost impossible to get into. It just stretches when you try to get into it, not allowing for a clean rip to allow for the bar of chocolate within to slide out smoothly. And when it does slide out, it immediately turns to dust and flies everywhere, covering you and your surroundings in crumbly chocolatey pieces. Curious things, they are.

You need a twirl .....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 27, 2011, 08:54:09 AM
He's Mouse, not Anthea!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on December 27, 2011, 09:36:21 AM
Cadbury Flakes. I don't get them. First of all, the wrapper they come in is almost impossible to get into. It just stretches when you try to get into it, not allowing for a clean rip to allow for the bar of chocolate within to slide out smoothly. And when it does slide out, it immediately turns to dust and flies everywhere, covering you and your surroundings in crumbly chocolatey pieces. Curious things, they are.

Are you Nigel Tuffnel in disguise ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 27, 2011, 10:02:29 AM
You need a twirl .....
Another cunning piece of marketing from Cadbury - two Dipped Flakes in the same wrapper, and it's a new line!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 27, 2011, 10:34:27 AM
The Flake would never make it to market today. Modern chocolate bars have to be "trouser-friendly" - i.e. not crumble all over you and leave embarrassing stains on your trousers - when you eat them.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 27, 2011, 11:24:03 AM
Been to buy a fridge.
Simple. What was confusing was that the salesman then used the shop's own website (not an internal system) to order the fridge and arrange delivery, just as I could have done at home. The only advantage of going to the shop was to ask a few questions first.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 27, 2011, 11:41:12 AM
Did he Google to find the shop's website ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 27, 2011, 11:56:32 AM
It wasn't quite that bad, it looked like a standard option.
Obviously a 'cost-reduction' from the system we used to buy a washing machine from the same establishment two years ago (that was at christmas as well).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 27, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
Cadbury Flakes. I don't get them. First of all, the wrapper they come in is almost impossible to get into. It just stretches when you try to get into it, not allowing for a clean rip to allow for the bar of chocolate within to slide out smoothly. And when it does slide out, it immediately turns to dust and flies everywhere, covering you and your surroundings in crumbly chocolatey pieces. Curious things, they are.

You need a twirl .....

Those bags of little twirl bits? I know they're ridiculous and over-priced and awful, but I would actually punch someone's gran for them.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 27, 2011, 02:22:45 PM
Ooh, you can punch Stephen's gran...my ex-mother-in-law ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 27, 2011, 02:25:40 PM
Those bags of little twirl bits? I know they're ridiculous and over-priced and awful, but I would actually punch someone's gran for them.
Have tried the similarly-packaged Caramel Bites? They're awesome...Simon and I demolished a bag of them on the trip to DeeExpus HQ the other weekend.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 27, 2011, 02:34:35 PM
Next time take a little bag of carrots


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 27, 2011, 02:46:25 PM
Those bags of little twirl bits? I know they're ridiculous and over-priced and awful, but I would actually punch someone's gran for them.
Have tried the similarly-packaged Caramel Bites? They're awesome...Simon and I demolished a bag of them on the trip to DeeExpus HQ the other weekend.

Yes... They're also brilliant (especially on an all-nighter...) but they don't invoke granny-punching rage like the twirl ones.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 27, 2011, 03:01:25 PM
Twirl please! You can keep your caramel.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2011, 07:16:34 PM
Cadbury Flakes. I don't get them. First of all, the wrapper they come in is almost impossible to get into. It just stretches when you try to get into it, not allowing for a clean rip to allow for the bar of chocolate within to slide out smoothly. And when it does slide out, it immediately turns to dust and flies everywhere, covering you and your surroundings in crumbly chocolatey pieces. Curious things, they are.

Are you Nigel Tuffnel in disguise ?

Who's in here? No-one. And look, in this one, there's a little guy...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 27, 2011, 11:26:50 PM
Mum announced to us this morning that we're getting a cat at the end of March. I'm not sure how I feel about that.  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 28, 2011, 10:27:10 AM
I've seen Tom & Jerry - you'll easily outwit it. Recruit a large dog if you encounter any problems.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 28, 2011, 10:57:52 AM
Mum announced to us this morning that we're getting a cat at the end of March. I'm not sure how I feel about that.  :-\
Having a cat has been triffic - though I guess it all depends on the personality (catonality?) of the feline concerned.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 28, 2011, 11:11:04 AM
Get a panda instead.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 28, 2011, 11:17:26 AM
Good plan, it'll die quicker.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 28, 2011, 11:31:05 AM
*slap*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on December 28, 2011, 02:10:36 PM
Why bother with a story when you can stick in a random Amy Pond to keep the fanboys happy?  ::)
Really? Cool!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 28, 2011, 11:31:29 PM
I thought I'd do some knitting this evening. The cat thought he would sit on my lap and help. This mostly involved hunting the ends of the knitting needles and biting the wool.  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on December 29, 2011, 07:17:07 AM
can people change their names back please?  I have to look at avatars to work out who is posting!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 29, 2011, 09:11:10 AM
What names ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 29, 2011, 09:19:18 AM
What avatars ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 29, 2011, 10:23:51 AM
Who?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 29, 2011, 10:39:38 AM
Have I had my tea?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 29, 2011, 10:42:46 AM
No, Doris.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 29, 2011, 12:17:59 PM
What Day is it ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 29, 2011, 12:41:43 PM
Dale Winton Day.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 29, 2011, 12:53:29 PM
Let's see

26 - Boxing Day
27 - Wrestling Day (genuinely what my brother and I call it)

Thus...

28 - Judo Day
29 - Kendo Day
30 - Cage Fighting Day


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on December 29, 2011, 01:13:36 PM
I always forget what day it is at Christmas. I go by the date until I get back to work.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on December 29, 2011, 01:26:18 PM
It's confusing being back at work between Christmas and New Year - this is the first time in about 12 years.

I'm trying to be in holiday mode still during the evening since everyone else is, but a day of work puts me right out of that frame of mind, sadly.  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on December 29, 2011, 06:32:30 PM
  :o I managed to vote for an album in the European Perspective's top 10 of the year.....

I'm not supposed to know enough about prog to be able to do that !!  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on December 29, 2011, 07:17:32 PM
  :o I managed to vote for an album in the European Perspective's top 10 of the year.....

I'm not supposed to know enough about prog to be able to do that !!  :D
But was it an album released in 2011?  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 29, 2011, 09:45:27 PM
I'm deeply hurt and upset that none of my nominations made it into the list...  :'(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 29, 2011, 09:56:27 PM
That's probably because there weren't enough of you voting for them.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 07:11:00 AM
It's also because she didn't actually vote...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 30, 2011, 08:42:07 AM
If she didn't vote VHB then I am not voting for Mentel next year...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on December 30, 2011, 08:46:59 AM
  :o I managed to vote for an album in the European Perspective's top 10 of the year.....

I'm not supposed to know enough about prog to be able to do that !!  :D
But was it an album released in 2011?  ;)

Most were.........  ;)  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 30, 2011, 09:50:24 AM
It's also because she didn't actually vote...

I made my feelings known! I call shenanigans on the whole thing...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 30, 2011, 11:38:03 AM
Next year we should all vote by telepathy...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 30, 2011, 11:42:47 AM
I'm fine with that, as long as you vote for the right one...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 30, 2011, 11:42:57 AM
Should be interesting in the case of a recount.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 02:14:19 PM
I made my feelings known! I call shenanigans on the whole thing...
Are you suggesting impropriety in the vote or the counting, young lady?

<looking over the top of my glasses<


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 30, 2011, 02:50:46 PM
<looking over the top of my glasses<

And therefore not seeing so well.

(http://ria.creuna.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/blurry.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 02:52:19 PM
There is that. Bloody myopia...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 30, 2011, 04:17:26 PM
I made my feelings known! I call shenanigans on the whole thing...
Are you suggesting impropriety in the vote or the counting, young lady?

<looking over the top of my glasses<
I'm suggesting the important votes weren't counted properly  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 04:21:32 PM
...or, indeed, ever made...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 30, 2011, 04:22:14 PM
I made my feelings known! I call shenanigans on the whole thing...
Are you suggesting impropriety in the vote or the counting, young lady?

<looking over the top of my glasses<
I'm suggesting the impotent votes weren't counted properly  :P
:o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 30, 2011, 04:45:47 PM
You are both being silly and wrong  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 04:55:24 PM
Welcome to the new BEM company manifesto ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 30, 2011, 04:59:33 PM
Same as the old BEM company maifesto.

(but Wilf forgot)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 05:03:57 PM
Ah yes. Mind like a sieve.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 30, 2011, 06:06:41 PM
Same as the old BEM company maifesto.

(but Wilf forgot)

I never realised BEM had a maifesto. Is that a bit like an emission statement?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 06:16:42 PM
Actually, we do have a real manifesto. I suppose we should publish it at some point.

James and I will discuss this at our business development meeting next week. Must make sure not to get curry sauce on it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 30, 2011, 07:04:42 PM
Should have gone for a Chinese so we could chow mein kampf


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 30, 2011, 09:51:44 PM
If you know of a decent Chinese...lol...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 03, 2012, 05:26:51 PM
Why has JamesA tagged the name of the company I work for on his forum name?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 05:27:43 PM
Why has JamesA tagged the name of the company I work for on his forum name?
That is a terrible 6000 post  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 03, 2012, 06:26:26 PM
Why has JamesA tagged the name of the company I work for on his forum name?

Are they sponsoring him?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 07:44:52 PM
Shall I write and ask them ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 03, 2012, 08:52:24 PM
In other news at my company - we are being asked if we want to go to Lima, San Jose, Buenos Aires or Rio to assist with a cutover.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
Choose Lima.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 03, 2012, 09:51:02 PM
Besides, no-one knows the way to San Jose.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 10:02:53 PM
And your name's not Rio.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 03, 2012, 10:05:14 PM
Besides, no-one knows the way to San Jose.
It's in Costa Rica.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on January 03, 2012, 10:12:50 PM
 :-\ Confused

Hoping that the Lawrence family can finally find some peace in the world, now that someone has been convicted of Stephen Lawrence's murder....
Wishing that it doesn't just become a media circus of appeals process.....
Deeply saddened that after 18 years the police still have "9 persons of interest" to pursue....

  :-\ Is the world really a better place?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 03, 2012, 10:15:37 PM
Besides, no-one knows the way to San Jose.
It's in Costa Rica.
Sadly not the nice part of Costa Rica.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 03, 2012, 10:51:21 PM
And your name's not Rio.

He probably doesn't dance on the sand either.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 04, 2012, 08:46:00 AM
Besides, no-one knows the way to San Jose.
It's in Costa Rica.

How far from Isla Nublar?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 04, 2012, 09:38:35 AM
(http://www.pondus.no/media/modules/images/upload/imagegalleries/imagegalleryimages/medium/955426634612290144509255.jpg)

Surely this is fake or is it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on January 04, 2012, 11:43:31 AM
If it isn't, they are geniuses.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 04, 2012, 01:16:40 PM
I like Weird Al but how did he get to play with these guys? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SX63mUW0-B0#!)

Hell of a way to spend new years eve!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 04, 2012, 05:01:31 PM
Wrong place wrong time for Steve & the guys I suppose.
And Weird Al seems to be relatively popular in the States.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 04, 2012, 05:31:09 PM
Wrong place wrong time for Steve & the guys I suppose.
And Weird Al seems to be relatively popular in the States.


Is that Mike Myers at end of the clip?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 06, 2012, 12:33:05 AM
Weird Al is a hell of a musician. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 09, 2012, 07:19:30 AM
Thea's mother buying half a camera for her.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 07:42:27 AM
Hopefully it's the useful half.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 09, 2012, 12:31:57 PM
Can Thea pick the half?  I'd take the "c", the "a" and the "r".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 09, 2012, 12:35:44 PM
See I would go for "m" and "e" and an "a"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 02:50:18 PM
See I would go for "m" and "e" and an "a"
To go with the "en" Neil mentioned yesterday ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 09, 2012, 02:51:12 PM
Probably to go with the "culpa"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 09, 2012, 02:56:56 PM
Yes, the "culpa" sounds more likely for a classicist.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 09, 2012, 03:33:07 PM
Yes, the "culpa" sounds more likely for a classicist.

...and a Bob Calvert fan.  ;D

Mother bought half a camera - I bought the other half at the same time so it should all turn up at once!  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 09, 2012, 03:36:08 PM
"c" "a" "r"

"t" "r" "ee"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 09, 2012, 06:02:22 PM
Been asked out next week - but he's the most apathetic bloke I've ever met and he thought Frost* sounded like Bon Jovi (and IQ sounded like Cradle of Filth...  ::) ). Even though I'm not likely to get a better offer, I might not go just because he's bloody clueless about music  >:(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 06:11:45 PM
Clueless is not the half of it...

And then I get on to his appreciation of music.

STOP PUTTING YOURSELF DOWN !!!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 09, 2012, 06:56:22 PM
It's true.. Blokes get bored after about a week and then email me pictures of whatever better offer they got  ::)

I'm getting a koala instead.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 09, 2012, 07:45:29 PM
Koalas and pandas - bad mix.

And what James said - or I'll send the badger round.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 07:59:17 PM
It's true.. Blokes get bored after about a week and then email me pictures of whatever better offer they got  ::)

I'm getting a koala instead.

Where do you find these blokes ?  They really do not deserve you.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 09, 2012, 08:06:49 PM
It's true.. Blokes get bored after about a week and then email me pictures of whatever better offer they got  ::)

I'm getting a koala instead.

Where do you find these blokes ?  They really do not deserve you.

In fields...  :P

Apart from the one that's confused about all music. I found that one in a book shop.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 08:34:43 PM
Stop looking in fields and bookshops.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 09, 2012, 08:40:32 PM
Stop looking in fields and bookshops.

I have to spend time in fields and bookshops - there aren't many other places that have festivals and books for sale!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 08:52:59 PM
Tesco.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 09, 2012, 09:06:34 PM
Bollocks to tesco. I bought some bubbles there once and they were rubbish and unbubbly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on January 09, 2012, 09:47:22 PM
Bollocks to tesco. I bought some bubbles there once and they were rubbish and unbubbly.

But do they do a nice line in less apathetic men?

PS. What James said x10


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 09, 2012, 10:02:24 PM
Bollocks to tesco. I bought some bubbles there once and they were rubbish and unbubbly.

But do they do a nice line in less apathetic men?

PS. What James said x10

Not that I've noticed, but if their bubbles can't be trusted, I wouldn't like to try...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2012, 10:11:52 PM
I overheard Mum sorting out someone's Christening do over the phone last week. She has to make lots of notes, being the priest who does the services and all. She confirmed the name of the godfather in this case. He was a Robert Godfrey.  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 09, 2012, 10:20:20 PM
Oooh, get us all tickets...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2012, 10:23:32 PM
Hell. No.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 09, 2012, 11:22:34 PM
Is the baby being christened "Enid"?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 10, 2012, 09:01:23 AM
I christen this baby "The".

Far more modern.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 10, 2012, 09:54:05 AM
Is the baby being christened "Enid"?

Ahahahahaha!

"He's the Uncle we don't talk about."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on January 10, 2012, 10:34:56 AM
Bollocks to tesco. I bought some bubbles there once and they were rubbish and unbubbly.

But do they do a nice line in less apathetic men?

PS. What James said x10

Late night supermarket shopping is a very good way for single to meet. Pick the supermarket that matches your preferred gentleman/bloke ie: Waitrose = loaded etc.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 10, 2012, 10:37:01 AM
Is the baby being christened "Enid"?

Ahahahahaha!

"He's the Uncle we don't talk about."

Did he invent the Camberwell Carrot?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 11:34:23 AM
Bollocks to tesco. I bought some bubbles there once and they were rubbish and unbubbly.

But do they do a nice line in less apathetic men?

PS. What James said x10

Late night supermarket shopping is a very good way for single to meet. Pick the supermarket that matches your preferred gentleman/bloke ie: Waitrose = loaded etc.

Which one is the supermarket for blokes that don't object to IQ and proper Doctor Who?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 10, 2012, 11:37:09 AM
Which one is the supermarket for blokes that don't object to IQ and proper Doctor Who?
Morrisons.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 10, 2012, 11:42:29 AM
IQ look like they shop at Iceland.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 10, 2012, 11:45:10 AM
Pete Nicholls shops at Tescos - or, at least he does when he's in Lydney.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 11:47:46 AM
None of those are quite right  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 10, 2012, 12:01:04 PM
You need a better calibre of band if you are leaning towards Waitrose


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 12:02:40 PM
You need a better calibre of band if you are leaning towards Waitrose

But I like IQ  :( and Waitrose is poncy and rubbish.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 10, 2012, 12:05:33 PM
Poncy, yes. Rubbish, no.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 12:18:37 PM
They don't sell glitter, bubbles, glowsticks or fake red bull from Germany. Rubbish!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 10, 2012, 12:43:34 PM
That's how I like to define the quality of my supermarket sweep


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 12:53:15 PM
I figure I don't really need anything else - so if a shop doesn't sell all of them, I don't bother going there  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 10, 2012, 01:00:59 PM
You're stuck with Poundland then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 01:02:42 PM
I like poundland.

Apparently IQ DO shop in Iceland.

I am scared now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 10, 2012, 01:08:12 PM
Apparently IQ DO shop in Iceland.

You make such a reckless statement, without referencing your sources?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on January 10, 2012, 01:09:53 PM
I figure I don't really need anything else - so if a shop doesn't sell all of them, I don't bother going there  :P

So let me get this right - we need a shop that sells glitter, bubbles, glowsticks, fake German redbull and decent men......
.....gonna need more than google to find that one!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 01:15:11 PM
Apparently IQ DO shop in Iceland.

You make such a reckless statement, without referencing your sources?

https://twitter.com/#!/NeilDurant/status/156721476572151808 (https://twitter.com/#!/NeilDurant/status/156721476572151808)

 ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 10, 2012, 01:57:07 PM
Thus Spake JamesA


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 10, 2012, 02:21:20 PM
The disappointing soundtrack to the 2001 sequel?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on January 10, 2012, 02:27:05 PM
Pete Nicholls shops at Tescos - or, at least he does when he's in Lydney.

Shirley most of us shop at Tescos when we're in Lydney. I know I do.
OK, most of us upon finding ourselves both in Lydney and desiring to purchase something you would expect to be able to get from a supermarket, usually buy it from Tescos. It's like being a Prog Vulture for a while, we all do it, nothing to be ashamed of.

Does Lydney have an Iceland?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 10, 2012, 02:37:57 PM
Does Lydney have an Iceland?
No, but there's a sizeable Sainsbury further down the village.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on January 10, 2012, 02:57:07 PM
I think Sainsbury's sell glitter, glow sticks and bubbles Not toooooooo poncy so you might get a reasonably well off geek. Why not go to a different store every week and write a report on what the late night shopping men are like?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 10, 2012, 03:03:33 PM
But choose wisely which thread you post the report to...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 03:41:47 PM
I think Sainsbury's sell glitter, glow sticks and bubbles Not toooooooo poncy so you might get a reasonably well off geek. Why not go to a different store every week and write a report on what the late night shopping men are like?

I live on-campus though, all the nearby supermarkets are full of baffled students!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 10, 2012, 05:46:31 PM
Sister's just phoned to ask if I want to go to Tesco (which one of you put her up to it?!  ::) ) I shall report back later with the evening's failings...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 10, 2012, 06:19:25 PM
Does Lydney have an Iceland?
No, but there's a sizeable Sainsbury further down the village.
I think that the other supermarket is a Co-op.  The closest Sainsbury to Lydney is in Dursley, which is 8.2 miles away.  I know this because I looked at the Sainsbury store finder.  This is a good tool.  If you're a crow or have an amphibious vehicle because Dursley is 8.2 miles away across the river.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 10, 2012, 06:34:54 PM
How those long winter evening must fly by, Rob ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 10, 2012, 08:20:26 PM
I'll have you know that I've been decorating the downstairs loo.  It's being painted a colour advertised as Sweet Caramel which I assume was a name given to it by some marketing team.  I would have called it sh*tty brown.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 10, 2012, 08:24:38 PM
My Uncle was an interior decorator - he'd have used the same description as you ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 10, 2012, 10:00:07 PM
*wonders why you would want to paint a loo that colour*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 10, 2012, 10:05:30 PM
In case you miss ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 10, 2012, 10:41:26 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 11, 2012, 07:10:17 AM
It needed a change - I've already tried yellow and blue, so I thought I'd give brown a go.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 11, 2012, 01:27:46 PM
To do a feature wall or to not do a feature wall?  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 11, 2012, 01:29:47 PM
I have no idea what a feature wall is.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 11, 2012, 01:31:19 PM
A wall with something a bit more interesting than the magnolia I have painted the rest of the living room.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 11, 2012, 01:31:33 PM
You just have no idea, SpamBot.

I think you should go for this loo seat:(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w3hZVSQe8PA/TjtxGY7MmyI/AAAAAAAAB3U/iMvCQmhFHRY/s640/July+2011+227.JPG)




Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 11, 2012, 01:34:07 PM
"A link between the death of a mutilated panda in Cornwall and a Satanic ritual is being investigated by police.  The twenty two-year-old female called Mentel was found in a field in Stithians on Monday with horrific injuries to its head and body.  The savage nature of the attack has prompted speculation it may have been a ritualistic killing.  or just someone trying to find something interesting about pandas.

"Obviously that is one line we're going to pursue, maybe - but it isn't the only line, if we even bother" Insp Chris Strickland said.  The officer from Devon and Cornwall Police said he was aware of discussions on internet forums about the panda's injuries and said the "horrible" death was being treated extremely seriously.  "But if you have a one-off incident in a remote area in respect of such a pointless animal it becomes very difficult for us, but that doesn't mean it isn't a priority.  But it isn't" he added.  "Did anyone else see that squirrel ?""



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 11, 2012, 03:59:21 PM
"A Mr. J. Badger is said to be helping the police with their enquiries"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 11, 2012, 04:59:22 PM
"A link between the death of a mutilated panda in Cornwall and a Satanic ritual is being investigated by police.  The twenty two-year-old female called Mentel was found in a field in Stithians on Monday with horrific injuries to its head and body.  The savage nature of the attack has prompted speculation it may have been a ritualistic killing.  or just someone trying to find something interesting about pandas.

"Obviously that is one line we're going to pursue, maybe - but it isn't the only line, if we even bother" Insp Chris Strickland said.  The officer from Devon and Cornwall Police said he was aware of discussions on internet forums about the panda's injuries and said the "horrible" death was being treated extremely seriously.  "But if you have a one-off incident in a remote area in respect of such a pointless animal it becomes very difficult for us, but that doesn't mean it isn't a priority.  But it isn't" he added.  "Did anyone else see that squirrel ?""



 >:( >:( >:( MULTISLAP


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 11, 2012, 05:00:59 PM
What squirrel ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 12, 2012, 01:10:07 PM
Quote
Director George Lucas says it took 20 years to get his latest film made, "because it's an all-black movie".

Or maybe because he won't stop fiddling with Star Wars.  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 12, 2012, 01:11:38 PM
Quote
Director George Lucas says it took 20 years to get his latest film made, "because it's an all-black movie".

So...he's made a racist film ?  Or one about rugby ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 12, 2012, 01:35:05 PM
or perhaps he's made the whole thing in the dark to save money?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 12, 2012, 02:56:58 PM
It's a Dogme 95 film called "The coal scuttle"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 12, 2012, 08:25:33 PM
Cryptic phone calls.
One of the odd things about being on the far periphery of the music business (for want of a better term), is being called up by a guitarist friend, who starts off by saying he's been approached to play in a side project of 'name' musician, and then enlisting my help in baby-sitting him (his words*) when he plays in a showcase gig in London for a different 'name' musician. And I thought I was going to have a nice easy run-up to April.
* baby-sitting means moving the Marshalls around, and handing him a spare guitar when required.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 05:27:06 PM
I think I am more angry than confused, but it does not make me blue.  It just defies belief that someone could put together an ad campaign like this and know that a huge chunk of the population will support them in it...

"During his college years in the 1960s, Mitt Romney spent two years as a Mormon missionary in France. Now, Newt Gingrich is trying to use that time abroad against him.

A new web ad released by Newt Gingrich's campaign titled "The French Connection" compares Romney to other politicians from Massachusetts, including former governor Michael Dukakis and Sen. John Kerry, both former Democratic presidential nominees. The "French Connection" of the ad's title? In a parting shot, the voiceover explains: "Just like John Kerry," the voice in the ad says, "he speaks French too!"

Pass the Freedom Fries, s'il vous plait?"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on January 13, 2012, 10:05:19 PM
Debbie has agreed to live with JamesA?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 13, 2012, 10:34:55 PM
and she seemed so normal


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 13, 2012, 10:36:31 PM
Oi  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 14, 2012, 01:29:57 AM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 15, 2012, 01:49:36 PM
Just got a text from Student Finance telling me my loan will be paid to me tomorrow...  :o

Wonder if they're planning on paying me any of the grant they were supposed to give me in September as well  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 01:51:37 PM
Text them back asking...

Did their text read 'U wil gt cash tmrow' ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 15, 2012, 01:59:19 PM
Text them back asking...

Did their text read 'U wil gt cash tmrow' ?

No! They used whole words. Unlike my mother who is getting a dictionary for every birthday and Christmas until she learns.

Going to wait and see what's paid in - then phone them up and grumble if it's not enough  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 15, 2012, 02:17:35 PM
Bleed them dry, Thea.  ;)  But hurrah for actually getting some pennies!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 15, 2012, 02:25:21 PM
She hasn't got them yet.
I remember posts like that last term.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 15, 2012, 02:32:47 PM
Sssshh, don't get her down. We need to be encouraging.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 02:56:41 PM
Spend, spend, spend all this weekend, Thea, because for sure you will find a fortune in your account come Monday morning !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 15, 2012, 03:22:17 PM
At least get some drink in.
You are a student after all
(Fizzy drinks included).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dawn on January 15, 2012, 03:25:17 PM
If she was in the States I would be suspicious because tomorrow is a bank holiday.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 15, 2012, 03:56:04 PM
President's Day, I think.  Why are there some many public holidays in the cold months?  When we were in the States, our company gave us...

Thanksgiving (2 days) - we had snow the first year we were there
Christmas (2 days)
New Year
President's Day in January
MLK Day in February

These were all too cold to do anything.  Thanksgiving was always the worst because it's a family holiday and everything is closed.  All there was to do was to watch games of catch on TV.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 15, 2012, 04:01:09 PM
MiLton Keynes Day  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 15, 2012, 04:01:48 PM
According to the calendar I've seen.
MLK day is tomorrow and Presidents day is in Feb.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 15, 2012, 05:23:00 PM
I thought it was that way around as well - I think I looked it up - and probably wrote it down wrong.  Either way, in Boston it's brass monkey weather on both days.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 15, 2012, 10:39:27 PM
According to the calendar I've seen.
MLK day is tomorrow and Presidents day is in Feb.


this is correct.  and also correct about brass monkey weather.  it's -0°F here.

:¬ )


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 15, 2012, 11:18:21 PM
Poor brass monkeys!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dawn on January 16, 2012, 01:50:56 AM
Yeah..we get a bunch of holidays in winter and then summer....bah

           Why can't we celebrate MLK and the Presidents in June and August? 

And RobH:  Thanksgiving afternoon usually finds movie theaters open with new shows...and the day after is splendid shopping...if you like crowds of idiots trying to run you down. 

Martin Luther King day is celebrated on the third Monday in January (close to his birthday of Jan 15) - it is the 10th (and last unless some legislation is passed) Federal Holiday.  It was first celebrated on Jan 20, 1986.  I remember it all too well....I had my first seizure on Jan 19, 1986.  What a waste of a three day weekend! 

Presidents day is celebrated on the third Monday of February close to George Washington's birthday of Feb 22.  It is also a Federal Holiday - many state governments observe it as a holiday also. 

US trivia brought to you by me.  Like you..care...grins


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 08:30:42 AM
That is fascinating, Dawn - I am pretty sure I do not know the reasons behind all the Bank Holidays in this country.  I have previously wondered why we do not get one for the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 16, 2012, 08:34:45 AM
Because it failed. Guy Fawkes, where are you now when your country needs you?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 16, 2012, 08:36:32 AM
Erm...precisely.  I would have thought the powers that be would have seen that as a cause for a public holiday...but instead we get fobbed off with being allowed to commit arson over a weekend.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 16, 2012, 12:16:00 PM
One of the things that I'd like to do is to move the public holiday from the last Monday in August to the first Monday in September.  This would give us another week of summer.  Of course, it wouldn't really - but it just feels like it does.  I believe that this is called "Labour Day" in the US.  Which is a better name than "August Bank Holiday".

There has been a suggestion that we move one of the May holidays to 21st October which is Trafalgar Day.  (It is also my birthday, but I don't believe that it will be called Rob's Birthday Holiday).  That seems a good idea to me because we get too many holidays in the Spring.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 16, 2012, 01:19:20 PM
Nah - just have another one in October.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 16, 2012, 01:36:08 PM
Poor brass monkeys!


indeed. and it's -15°F this morning...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 16, 2012, 02:27:05 PM
Nah - just have another one in October.
Yep, that'll do the trick.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Gareth on January 16, 2012, 07:57:11 PM
I suggest the Monday nearest the 21st October if only to annoy some of our European friends (or at least the PC crowd who think they might get annoyed) ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 16, 2012, 08:10:26 PM
Yeah - that PC trash.  A few years ago the BBC was describing how it was 200 years since Nelson had defeated Napolean's fleet.  I put it differently in the office - it was 200 years since Nelson defeated the FRENCH fleet.

Oh, I work for a French company.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Gareth on January 16, 2012, 08:23:34 PM
Well you were correct Rob, it was the French fleet. Napolean really didn't have much time for it or his admirals!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dawn on January 16, 2012, 10:25:43 PM
One of the things that I'd like to do is to move the public holiday from the last Monday in August to the first Monday in September.  This would give us another week of summer.  Of course, it wouldn't really - but it just feels like it does.  I believe that this is called "Labour Day" in the US.  Which is a better name than "August Bank Holiday".

There has been a suggestion that we move one of the May holidays to 21st October which is Trafalgar Day.  (It is also my birthday, but I don't believe that it will be called Rob's Birthday Holiday).  That seems a good idea to me because we get too many holidays in the Spring.

Yes, Our Labor day is celebrated the first Monday in September.  We have one holiday in May - Memorial Day which is celebrated on the last Monday in May. 

I'd like to petition for holidays in March, April, June, and August as we have none in those months.  I try to convince my boss that we celebrate English and Canadian holidays but...it didn't work.  She's such a bitch. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 17, 2012, 09:26:00 AM
A teaching colleague of my mother's used to make up Jewish holidays when he wanted a day off.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 17, 2012, 10:45:28 AM
What have we got for Day of Attonement breakfast?

Yum, kippers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 17, 2012, 12:57:27 PM
Who's got the slapping machine?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 17, 2012, 01:48:01 PM
Oy Vey - the schlapping machine.  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 17, 2012, 04:28:18 PM
165 years. 

Is the answer to the question, 'How often do paleontologists spring-clean ?'

British scientists have found scores of fossils the great evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin and his peers collected but that had been lost for more than 150 years. (http://news.yahoo.com/uk-scientists-lost-darwin-fossils-060025391.html)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on January 17, 2012, 04:30:38 PM
I'd like to petition for holidays in March, April, June, and August as we have none in those months.  I try to convince my boss that we celebrate English and Canadian holidays but...it didn't work.  She's such a bitch. 
We'll do likewise for US and Canadian holidays for the UK.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 17, 2012, 06:48:18 PM
We could celebreate 4th July - Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 18, 2012, 08:04:18 AM
Celebrate that we only have our national debt and not that of the US?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on January 18, 2012, 07:08:58 PM
Bonus day at work today, I'm a noobie so don't qualify, people getting 50% of what they got last year - what's confusing is that some of them actually factor ££££ bonuses into their budgets so now they have to sell their houses even though they are on huge basic salaries. These idiots are the ones investing pension and charity funds. Doesn't make me blue, just /boggle. Luckily my bosses are not like that, so, good.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 18, 2012, 07:47:37 PM
Doesn't surprise me, and supports my presumption that these jokers would not all disappear abroad if the bonuses disappeared, because no other bugger would have them.

Personally, I just signed off against all my objectives from last year - all of which I agreed at the time because I knew I would achieve them. Means nothing - they still screw us on the final figure.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 18, 2012, 08:02:13 PM
I will get a bonus this year.  I've worked at Amadeus for 7 years - now I work for Amadeus.  I'd forgotten all about it, and I'm sure it won't be much.  Anything will make me happy.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 19, 2012, 02:10:26 PM
Trying to make a doctor's appointment.
"Date of birth?"
"Thirteenth of the ninth, eighty-four".
"Is that nineteen eighty-four?"

 ???

So tempted to say "no"...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 02:19:18 PM
I studied that book in that year as part of my English O-level.

Oh.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 19, 2012, 02:39:17 PM
Trying to make a doctor's appointment.
"Date of birth?"
"Thirteenth of the ninth, eighty-four".
"Is that nineteen eighty-four?"

 ???

So tempted to say "no"...

To quote one of the bounty hunters in "Midnight Run": "Take a wild ****ing guess"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 19, 2012, 04:55:52 PM
Trying to make a doctor's appointment.
"Date of birth?"
"Thirteenth of the ninth, eighty-four".
"Is that nineteen eighty-four?"

 ???

So tempted to say "no"...

Superb.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 19, 2012, 04:56:23 PM
confusion and I are real tight about now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 19, 2012, 09:13:01 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/402617_3061161573737_1404364739_3194082_568912837_n.jpg)

So is this fake or is it just my brain seeing a pattern where there is none?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 19, 2012, 09:34:20 PM
I can definitely see a garage in that picture - cool - I never used to be able to do those pics


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 19, 2012, 10:19:15 PM
wine + fishtank = confusion  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 19, 2012, 10:36:56 PM
The same results can be achieved without the wine.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 10:39:57 PM
Witches and bags with faces...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 19, 2012, 10:43:19 PM
Are you watching Loose Women again?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 19, 2012, 10:58:45 PM
Again ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 20, 2012, 12:49:49 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/402617_3061161573737_1404364739_3194082_568912837_n.jpg)

So is this fake or is it just my brain seeing a pattern where there is none?

hard to tell, Bo, but that's a hell of a figure/ground example.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2012, 08:29:20 AM
What am I supposed to be seeing?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 08:34:22 AM
The face.  And not just the silly one on the bag.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 20, 2012, 09:22:14 AM
It is true that the human brain is set up to recognise faces above all else, so if there *was* going to be a recognisable shape in a random pattern, it's most likely to be a face.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2012, 09:24:12 AM
What face? (thereby proving that her brain is not set up correctly)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 09:25:24 AM
On the right hand side of the garage.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on January 20, 2012, 09:36:11 AM
What garage ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 09:48:33 AM
The one under the face.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 20, 2012, 10:18:02 AM
Not even as convincing as Jesus on a taco.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 10:19:24 AM
I like Jesus and I like taco.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2012, 11:02:21 AM
The point on the brickwork is good.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on January 20, 2012, 11:30:17 AM
Trying to make a doctor's appointment.
"Date of birth?"
"Thirteenth of the ninth, eighty-four".
"Is that nineteen eighty-four?"

 ???

So tempted to say "no"...
Reminds me of when I was in the council offices many years ago.
The receptionist lass takes asks for my name and she writes down 'Forester'.
I correct her, saying there is only one 'e'.

Go on, guess the rest.

R


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 11:31:15 AM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 20, 2012, 11:34:03 AM
You almost got your own internet photos site?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on January 20, 2012, 02:28:37 PM
You almost got your own internet photos site?
Almost. But I was never going to get! bought! out! by! Yahoo!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 20, 2012, 02:32:02 PM
It is true that the human brain is set up to recognise faces above all else, so if there *was* going to be a recognisable shape in a random pattern, it's most likely to be a face.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2012, 03:13:29 PM
The cartoonist Scott McCloud said similar things about face recognition in many of his 'lecture series' graphic novels.

(http://www.idrawdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/relate.png)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 20, 2012, 05:41:43 PM
Trying to talk the ex through reserving a laptop online.
She's in a different location, so the instructions are over the phone.
We're both looking at the same page on computers, and she repeatedly manages to jump stages in the procedure until she hasn't got a clue what she's done until she finally manages to clear it all.
I don't know how she does it (I've always found the procedure quite simple), but in the end she's just going into the store tomorrow with a laptop name and number and buying one instead. She hates shopping, and hated being given the runaround by some snotty oik this afternoon who just wanted to sell her an Apple.
And this evening I've got to teach my 78-year old mum how to use her first computer, that should be interesting too.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 20, 2012, 05:48:46 PM
hated being given the runaround by some snotty oik this afternoon who just wanted to sell her an Apple.
Was his name Bert ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 20, 2012, 06:01:19 PM
Does Bert get commission on Apple sales?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 20, 2012, 06:17:50 PM
I would have thought it would be mustard and turkey sales.  :P  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on January 22, 2012, 12:40:39 PM
The child in the kitchen cannot be my daughter. This one says that washing up is relaxing, has made me a cup of tea for the first ever time, and has a tidy bedroom. The Bo - dad has worked his magic. Or threatened her.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 22, 2012, 01:17:54 PM
can the Bo dad work his magic here too?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 22, 2012, 01:40:15 PM
I'm sorry, but the thought of a viking child behaviourist just amuses me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 22, 2012, 04:28:44 PM
can the Bo dad work his magic here too?

You could probably rent him out and make a fortune! Or else a TV show - Bo Supernanny!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on January 22, 2012, 04:39:08 PM
He can be very strict! I am permanently stuck on the naughty step..


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 22, 2012, 06:45:42 PM
He can be very strict! I am permanently stuck on the naughty step..

I was going to comment ... but I like having a girlfriend.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 22, 2012, 07:02:45 PM
He can be very strict! I am permanently stuck on the naughty step..

TMI there, Claire!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 22, 2012, 07:39:55 PM
can the Bo dad work his magic here too?

You could probably rent him out and make a fortune! Or else a TV show - Bo Supernanny!

That is one reality show I would watch :-)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 22, 2012, 08:28:53 PM
Loved reading this segment !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 26, 2012, 11:15:57 AM
We have a slightly better offer on the house. I'm inclined to swallow the pride that says we ought to stick out for what we want and just go, otherwise we might never do so.

This should probably be in the smile thread if I didn't have quite so much dread about the process that gets us from now to living in the house we decide to buy (once we can do so) in Cardiff. We will have at least six month's renting, and the job situation is uncertain.

It is stupid to be doing this at the moment but every day when I am going home I have a rush of hatred for the area I am living in and that can't be doing my health much good.

I know in the grand scheme of things this isn't a big thing, but it is the small thing that is right in front of my face at the moment, and it gives me a degree of comfort about it to come on here and sound off to you chaps and chapesses about it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 26, 2012, 01:55:56 PM
It's the small things that usually look like massive problems when they're right up close and in your face all the time. If you take a step back and survey the situation from a wider perspective, maybe you'll be able to clearly see your way around the problem. That's how I used to tackle my college work, anyway. No clue if it applies to other situations, but it's worth a shot.  :)

And this place is great for sounding off to. I'm sure people are properly fed up of me doing it by now.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 01:56:48 PM
Fed up with you using up ll the letters  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on January 26, 2012, 02:17:53 PM
And this place is great for sounding off to. I'm sure people are properly fed up of me doing it by now.  :D

Seconded

 ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 26, 2012, 02:19:45 PM
Feck off, Bert.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 26, 2012, 02:24:41 PM
It's the warm loving atmosphere I come here for :D :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 02:26:04 PM
I hve ll the letters to be ble to sy 'feck off'  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 26, 2012, 02:47:49 PM
Congrtultions!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 26, 2012, 03:53:15 PM
It's the warm loving atmosphere I come here for :D :D

And the random insults that keep me here.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on January 26, 2012, 07:10:21 PM
Some bugga changed all the names again :/


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 26, 2012, 07:12:23 PM
 ;D

By our avatars you shall know us.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Gareth on January 26, 2012, 07:18:42 PM
Unless, of course, you don't use one!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 26, 2012, 07:20:18 PM
Unless, of course, you don't use one!

I can hover so I guess Gareth.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 07:27:19 PM
How do I change my name like everyone else then ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on January 26, 2012, 07:30:29 PM
I don't know what my boyfriend's name is anymore. If he's not careful, I shall just call him 'Ian' like 3 of the last 4 ....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Gareth on January 26, 2012, 07:34:47 PM
Bo can hover! Is there no end to his talents  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Gareth on January 26, 2012, 07:36:04 PM
Of course I also read that as hoover but thought that Claire couldn't be that lucky  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on January 26, 2012, 07:38:30 PM
I can report that Ian4 did infact hoover last weekend as I was having a non coping moment. Didn't see him hover though, and he definitely hasn't a clue about ironing.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 26, 2012, 07:45:06 PM
Hovering while ironing?

(http://www.gridskipper.com/assets/resources/2006/11/ironmike.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on January 26, 2012, 07:47:22 PM
I'm sorry, do I know you?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on January 26, 2012, 07:52:08 PM
I'm sorry, do I know you?

I believe so.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 07:54:34 PM
Ian Bo

Wonder how many shredded wheat he can eat...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on January 26, 2012, 07:56:27 PM
Don't forget to put your surname in any correspondence like the last one.....at least that Ian 4 ever tattoo wasn't a waste of money ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on January 26, 2012, 08:33:06 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on January 26, 2012, 09:16:36 PM
;D

By our avatars you shall know us.

Not on my phone i won't ya git


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 26, 2012, 09:19:10 PM
And some people dont't have avatars.  Like Ugly Harp McGee.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 26, 2012, 10:46:36 PM
Ooo, Purrdey just called me a git  :'(

I'm sulking now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 26, 2012, 11:21:22 PM
;D

By our avatars you shall know us.

Not on my phone i won't ya git

This is me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 27, 2012, 02:05:55 AM
Why is Wilf Salman Rushdie?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Salman_Rushdie_2011_Shankbone.JPG)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 27, 2012, 07:09:34 AM
Nah, his beard is pathetic - he shaves the bits at the sides.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 27, 2012, 09:22:53 AM
'Bert'

I am confused by the 'good Bert' which keeps appearing on here...

 ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on January 27, 2012, 10:42:17 AM
Why is Wilf Salman Rushdie?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Salman_Rushdie_2011_Shankbone.JPG)

Has there ever been a more smug man than Salmon Rushdee ?

Look at him, all smug and intellectual !! Come the revolution, he'll be first against the wall.

Mind you, he seems to be able to, ahem, "pull the birds".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 10:43:52 AM
The reason for that has always been a mystery to me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on January 27, 2012, 10:51:56 AM
The reason for that has always been a mystery to me.

Which bit ? The birds bit or the smug intellectualism bit ?

Or both ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 27, 2012, 11:17:14 AM
Why would being unashamed of intellect be considered smugness?

The celebration of ignorance is one of the least attractive traits of modern society.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 27, 2012, 11:23:29 AM

The celebration of ignorance is one of the least attractive traits of modern society.

THIS.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 11:33:18 AM
The reason for that has always been a mystery to me.

Which bit ? The birds bit or the smug intellectualism bit ?

Or both ?

The birds bit. I don't think I'll be joining the queue, as he doesn't appeal to me at all (for which I expect he'll be mightily relieved).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 27, 2012, 11:54:46 AM
The birds are the keepers of our secrets.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 27, 2012, 11:55:17 AM
The celebration of ignorance is one of the least attractive traits of modern society.

I'll keep my trap shut more often then.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 12:05:52 PM
Hurrah!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on January 27, 2012, 12:06:40 PM
The birds are the keepers of our secrets.

Ahhh, I love that you did that.

LIKE.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 27, 2012, 12:12:48 PM
The celebration of ignorance is one of the least attractive traits of modern society.

I'll keep my trap shut more often then.  ;)
Don't do that. Most members of modern society deserve to get trapped...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on January 27, 2012, 02:36:46 PM
Why would being unashamed of intellect be considered smugness?

The celebration of ignorance is one of the least attractive traits of modern society.

Stop being smug,



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 27, 2012, 02:40:03 PM
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-most-baffling-things-about-womens-clothes/ - this.

It's all horribly true - but why do they do these things? I can sort of see the money-making ideas behind some of it, but it's a proven fact that nobody is actually the shape that they make women's clothes in.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 03:06:00 PM
Don't get me started!

Tights... if you are tall you have to buy the XL or XXL ones - and even then the crotch hangs around your knees while the waistband comes up to your armpits.

Shoes... obviously ladies cannot have feet that are larger than size 8, as that wouldn't be ladylike... and as for the high heels, words fail me. I like a pair of shoes that I can actually walk in, not one that makes me 6" taller than my current height as I'm 6' already.

It's enough to make you despair.

Men have it much easier.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 27, 2012, 03:16:30 PM
That's to make up for most of our clothes beeing very very dull.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 27, 2012, 03:21:26 PM
That's to make up for most of our clothes beeing very very dull.

Says Loretta  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 03:29:59 PM
Loretta?

I think we should call him Danny...

(http://www.eabf.org.uk/upload/past_events/dlr-prog-01.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 27, 2012, 03:31:02 PM
I used to assume that I was doomed to never wear tights, until I started going out with an incredibly tall bloke who wore them. Again, the solution is to find somewhere that sells tights for blokes  ::)

Shoes I have entirely given up with. I've still got strangely shaped feet from my mother insisting I wore size 7 shoes to school every day (girl's school shoes only went up to a 7. The fact they didn't fit didn't seem to matter much  ::) ) so I've modelled all my outfits around what can be worn with para boots - which are comfortable, waterproof and last pretty well.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 27, 2012, 08:55:20 PM
Loretta?

I think we should call him Danny...

Call me what you like just don't call me late for dinner

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/lostmarbles2005/JOHN30.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on January 27, 2012, 09:03:31 PM
Loretta?

I think we should call him Danny...

Call me what you like just don't call me late for dinner

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/lostmarbles2005/JOHN30.jpg)

The horror, the horror...  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 27, 2012, 11:06:41 PM
There are worse horrors...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 28, 2012, 12:55:13 AM
I... I've had a few drinks. I don't know if I'm happy and content or absolutely miserable and all my problems are surfacing at once.  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 28, 2012, 01:17:36 AM
Oh, I don't know... I better get some sleep before my head explodes with... feelings...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on January 28, 2012, 10:45:36 AM
Oh, I don't know... I better get some sleep before my head explodes with... feelings...

Feelings of an almost human nature? THIS WILL NOT DO!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 28, 2012, 12:43:28 PM
"It is easy for a man to be miserable - all he requires is enough leisure time to wonder if he is happy."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 28, 2012, 01:38:49 PM
Too true.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dawn on January 28, 2012, 04:36:48 PM
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-most-baffling-things-about-womens-clothes/ - this.

It's all horribly true - but why do they do these things? I can sort of see the money-making ideas behind some of it, but it's a proven fact that nobody is actually the shape that they make women's clothes in.

That is so very true!  And the constant changing styles.  The "colors" of the year.  Hogwash I say!

              I needed new clothes a few years ago and went shopping at a store that carries some clothes that don't totally break the bank and are usually made well.  I wear what we Americans call the "plus" sizes and went into the section.  EVERY single top was some bright florescent color.  Many had huge contrasting colored flowers on them.  They didn't have any floor length slacks--only capris and the few bits I did look at were poorly made.  I walked out of the store.  When I got home, I wrote the address listed as their company headquarters.  Part of my email went something like this:  "Just because I am female  doesn't mean I have no taste in clothing.  Just because I wear a larger size of clothing doesn't mean I have no taste in clothing.  I was truly shocked at the lack of selection and the poor quality of the Plus size clothing in your store.  I cannot believe you employ someone to order this clothing - it is an insult."  I went on to detail my complaint.  But the truth is...so many stores do the same thing.  Even in the *normal* size department.  And yes, the sizes are not consistent. 

   When I do find a style that I like and that will wear for years (and yes, usually has real pockets), I buy several and make note of the store and the brand name. 


On another note - who are you all?  I'm so confused.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 28, 2012, 05:16:41 PM
Everybody appears to have decided to become related to Slim Pickens, or similar.
Apart from Loretta.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 28, 2012, 05:35:49 PM
I'm Sticky Fingers Bailey (you can see why in this thread (http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=2908.0)).

But before I discovered what I was really called, I used to be called Catherine.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 28, 2012, 06:43:17 PM
There used to be a really cruel woman on here called Catherine


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 28, 2012, 10:08:32 PM
Apparently Jon Anderson owns a horse made of rainbows.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 28, 2012, 10:15:00 PM
Apparently Jon Anderson owns a horse made of rainbows.
And it probably wees mushrooms.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 29, 2012, 12:27:38 PM
2 emails sent out at once to tell us when lectures start this week. Ancient Sculpture begins at either 9am, 10am or Tuesday. Nobody has any clue which.  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 29, 2012, 01:39:47 PM
None of you will be awake for either of them anyway


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 29, 2012, 01:42:01 PM
I will! I have to get up early or Roy gets upset.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on January 29, 2012, 08:26:46 PM
Is it OK for blues players to write songs in 3 time?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on January 29, 2012, 09:54:09 PM
Perfectly. It's very common, in fact.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on January 29, 2012, 10:12:48 PM
Hmm...waltz tempo?
1-2-3-"Woke up dis morn-in, my dawg up an' died"...
Yeah, that works.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 30, 2012, 02:37:35 PM
So....back to the doctor this morning, only to discover that she's on holiday, and there's a locum. Okay, fair enough, it's a doctor, innit?

He was very nice, but left me feeling somewhat confused. I'm glad that he thinks I don't have pneumonia, but he seemed to think that the antibiotics my regular doctor has been prescribing me are rubbish and he's given me some different ones.

Just hope that this shifts it. I've had enough of coughing up yucky green stuff on a regular basis, and not being able to catch my breath properly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 30, 2012, 02:47:53 PM
What you need is a nice course of reflexology, Wilf...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 30, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
To change the subject somewhat...

WHY would anyone want to wear these?

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/30/article-2093717-117F0342000005DC-179_306x382.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 30, 2012, 03:06:10 PM
What you need is a nice course of reflexology, Wilf...
Oh yes, fabulous plan.

Best bit of the conversation with the doctor:

Him: have you tried cough mixture?
Me: no, I thought they were all useless.
Him: yeah, they do f**k all.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on January 30, 2012, 03:18:58 PM
To change the subject somewhat...

WHY would anyone want to wear these?

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/30/article-2093717-117F0342000005DC-179_306x382.jpg)

Robert says they make his calves much more defined than flats. He's got pretty feet though.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on January 30, 2012, 04:06:04 PM
I hate you, Milkman Dan.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on January 30, 2012, 04:41:58 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on January 30, 2012, 08:00:38 PM
To change the subject somewhat...

WHY would anyone want to wear these?

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/30/article-2093717-117F0342000005DC-179_306x382.jpg)


For the same reason any woman wears high heeled shoes. Or man.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 30, 2012, 09:01:16 PM
You don't see many men teetering around in abominations like those.

They are completely stupid shoes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 30, 2012, 09:28:01 PM
You don't see many men teetering around in abominations like those.

They are completely stupid shoes.

Depends where you look... But yes, they are awful!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 07:22:02 AM
There is no confusion in the Food thread.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on January 31, 2012, 02:41:10 PM
They look like driving shoes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on January 31, 2012, 02:47:58 PM
Yes, 'they' do.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 31, 2012, 07:03:53 PM
instead of putting shoes?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on January 31, 2012, 07:17:06 PM
As in 'putting somebody in hospital'.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on January 31, 2012, 10:46:54 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on February 01, 2012, 08:00:04 AM
One the news this morning...

"A secret report says..."

If it is secret, how does the BBC know?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 08:01:48 AM
Maybe they wrote it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on February 01, 2012, 08:03:19 AM
yes, I suppose, but then asking a news organisation to write a secret report would seem rather unusual.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 08:16:36 AM
Ah, but a broadcaster delivering adverts for its own programmes as news would seem unusual...but oh so true.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2012, 02:11:48 PM
But then some news channels delivering anything resembling news would be unusual. Fox, I'm looking at you!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 02:14:44 PM
Why are you watching Fox ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2012, 02:35:34 PM
They were attacking the Muppets.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 02:40:57 PM
With knives ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2012, 03:06:59 PM
I should say trying to attack the Muppets. They failed miserably. It was quite funny.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 03:17:55 PM
With plastic knives ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2012, 03:26:21 PM
Muppets attacking Muppets. Do they not see the irony?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 03:29:41 PM
It's Fox.  They think this is irony :

(http://www.moolf.com/images/stories/Sport/Extreme/Extreme-Ironing-sport/Extreme-Ironing-sport1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 01, 2012, 06:45:12 PM
Back tyre looks a bit flat.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on February 01, 2012, 07:16:57 PM
Too much pizza.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 01, 2012, 07:21:20 PM
Maybe they ironed it earlier.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on February 02, 2012, 09:18:48 PM
I'm confused because today I realised the guy I'm working for that drives me insane has exactly the same sense of humour as me - well the part of my sense of humour that I try very hard to suppress because it can be taken as rude and insulting by people who don't know me. I wonder if that's why I'm so over sensitive to some of his comments. This place really isn't healthy for my soul  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 02, 2012, 09:21:35 PM
But now you can be rude and insulting to him and he will think you are only joking...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on February 02, 2012, 09:35:22 PM
I keep thinking that I have gone to http://www.iq-forum.co.uk/ by mistake....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on February 02, 2012, 09:39:48 PM
I keep thinking that I have gone to http://www.iq-forum.co.uk/ by mistake....

LOL but are they as lovely there as they are here?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on February 02, 2012, 09:47:28 PM
I doubt it.   :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on February 02, 2012, 09:48:24 PM
I need to stop talking to my mother. She's building a railway and didn't get invited to the wedding of someone she may not actually know...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 02, 2012, 10:33:20 PM
Sounds infinitely plausible to me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 02, 2012, 10:33:53 PM
Does she do christenings too ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 03, 2012, 09:12:07 AM
or BAA-Mitvahs

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tc3b_XuvorE/Te7cRdHL6GI/AAAAAAAAAG0/_kcKt8HzJnM/s1600/mly0893l.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 03, 2012, 05:05:45 PM
This:

AW & NH discussed the USP of our IFP. AW & NH discussed how the IFP could deliver 'valuable' and 'unique' content

Now, is it me, or is this total wank?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on February 03, 2012, 05:15:22 PM
This:

AW & NH discussed the USP of our IFP. AW & NH discussed how the IFP could deliver 'valuable' and 'unique' content

Now, is it me, or is this total wank?

They could engage Moriarty to steal the Crown Jewels for them.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on February 03, 2012, 07:02:27 PM
Bo is outside taking photos of the moon. Without a coat.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 03, 2012, 07:16:15 PM
The moon doesn't normally wear a coat, so that does not surprise me at all.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on February 03, 2012, 07:16:56 PM
He has also just shown me a picture he took of ian3 when he was here earlier. Weird.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on February 03, 2012, 07:30:22 PM
just a tad


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 03, 2012, 08:14:47 PM
just a tad

Hey, ian3 is not a tad. He is just short.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on February 03, 2012, 08:26:49 PM
That's no way to speak about the man who makes you look like a catch. He was 6'2 when I started with him.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 03, 2012, 08:39:46 PM
Heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 04, 2012, 05:13:37 PM
This:

AW & NH discussed the USP of our IFP. AW & NH discussed how the IFP could deliver 'valuable' and 'unique' content

Now, is it me, or is this total wank?

They could engage Moriarty to steal the Crown Jewels for them.

"Moriarty, time for your 'ow'."

"Ow..."

"Thank you."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 04, 2012, 05:35:19 PM
At lunch someone at the table next to us ordered a decaf cappucino...is there any point to that ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 04, 2012, 05:36:42 PM
S'pose so - if you like badly flavoured steamed milk.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 04, 2012, 05:39:31 PM
Mmm, badly flavoured steamed milk... *drools*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on February 06, 2012, 08:57:54 AM
I have a day off.  What to do?  Shall I be good and do housework or shall I be lazy and do nothing? 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 06, 2012, 09:01:37 AM
You need to ask?  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 06, 2012, 09:41:13 AM
Does housework count as doing something then ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 06, 2012, 09:43:28 AM
Not in my book. Comes with the package, does it not ? Like cooking and not drinking at parties so you can drive home.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 06, 2012, 09:47:26 AM
I suspect it is one of those 'burdens'.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 06, 2012, 09:47:58 AM
Yeah  ::) ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on February 06, 2012, 01:50:44 PM
I did nothing and now I only have less than an hour before picking K up so not worth starting anything now  ;D



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 06, 2012, 02:53:18 PM
There is an error in a spreadsheet that one of our suppliers uses to calculate how much they charge us for work that they do.

It's their error, and it's not in their favour - it means that they persistently undercharge us by, let's call it X hours on a job for which they charge us 35 times X hours. And they are quite expensive already.

I have an annoying attention to detail which means that I have spotted this. The question is, what should I do? Should I point out to them that they are diddling themselves out of X times their hourly rate (which is not cheap) each time they put together a quote using this template? Or should I keep schtum?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 06, 2012, 02:54:03 PM
Did you not even prepare some meals ?  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 06, 2012, 02:54:47 PM
There is an error in a spreadsheet that one of our suppliers uses to calculate how much they charge us for work that they do.

It's their error, and it's not in their favour - it means that they persistently undercharge us by, let's call it X hours on a job for which they charge us 35 times X hours. And they are quite expensive already.

I have an annoying attention to detail which means that I have spotted this. The question is, what should I do? Should I point out to them that they are diddling themselves out of X times their hourly rate (which is not cheap) each time they put together a quote using this template? Or should I keep schtum?

Morally, you should tell them.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 06, 2012, 03:54:58 PM
I know nothing
It's magic !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 06, 2012, 10:18:51 PM
(http://static.vg.no/uploaded/image/bilderigg/2012/02/06/1328557406944_540.jpg)

This man is making tea out of panda feces.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on February 06, 2012, 11:27:16 PM
This man is making tea out of panda feces.
You mean...(ahem) he's bruin...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on February 07, 2012, 07:22:07 AM
The band Yes do it again.
Benoit David has been replaced by Jon Davison (Glass Hammer?) for a tour of Australia & New Zealand.
Apparently Mr David is ill.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 07, 2012, 07:31:53 AM
Good night, Benoit.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 07, 2012, 08:05:58 AM
You just knew it would happen.

Mind, the Glass Hammer guy sounds even more like Jon Anderson than Benoit David does. And no more embarrassing "getting the singer's name wrong in the dressing room" incidents.

But ultimately the whole business is rather sad and pathetic.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 07, 2012, 08:24:11 AM
So if Jon (2) goes down, is Christina next in line ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 07, 2012, 08:54:06 AM
My money is on the guy from Wobbler.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 07, 2012, 09:03:47 AM
I think it's significant that the new Jon shears the spelling of his forename with the original Jon.

This hasn't escaped my attention.

Does anyone else think the Yes is stuff is unbecoming for gentlemen of their age ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 07, 2012, 09:54:11 AM
Well, musically I don't care any more - the whole comings and goings thing is unbecoming in any situation....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 07, 2012, 09:59:42 AM
But ultimately the whole business is rather sad and pathetic.

Theirs is some disgrace.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 07, 2012, 10:01:17 AM
Going for the other one.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 07, 2012, 10:15:25 AM
Total Mass Unretain


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 07, 2012, 10:27:05 AM
I Get Up, I Get Down, And I Stay Down Because At My Age All This Getting Up And Down Is Very Hard On The Knees


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 07, 2012, 10:34:29 AM
I Get Up, I Get Down, And I Stay Down Because At My Age All This Getting Up And Down Is Very Hard On The Knees

You don't get anything for an Aerosmith, not in this game.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on February 07, 2012, 01:29:21 PM
This man is making tea out of panda feces.
You mean...(ahem) he's bruin...

heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 07, 2012, 01:47:52 PM
I think it's significant that the new Jon shears...

Is there no end to the man's talents? What a stage act!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/Sheep_shearing.jpg/200px-Sheep_shearing.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 07, 2012, 01:53:33 PM
Well it is for the Aussie/New Zealand tour.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 08, 2012, 10:53:28 AM
Yes have actually become Spinal Tap, haven't they?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2012, 08:40:58 PM
I've always thought Chris Squire was lukewarm water.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 08, 2012, 08:45:06 PM
I've written something (http://mouseholemusic.blogspot.com/2012/02/yesseriouslyitisgettingstupidnow.html) about this Yes debacle.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on February 08, 2012, 09:51:18 PM
That's a good read.   ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 08, 2012, 10:24:26 PM
I will read it when I can access it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 09, 2012, 01:22:59 AM
Thanks, Rob.  :)

I apologise for the use of "pissy biscuit" here and there, but then if Yes aren't going to treat themselves with any respect, then why should I?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on February 09, 2012, 07:52:31 AM
Why some festivals seem to be planned by people who have no idea what festivals are like.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 07:58:42 AM
Ah...by the fans, for the fans  ::) ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on February 09, 2012, 08:52:38 AM
...and hopefully *near* the fans...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 09, 2012, 10:38:57 AM
Thanks, Rob.  :)

I apologise for the use of "pissy biscuit" here and there, but then if Yes aren't going to treat themselves with any respect, then why should I?

It's a good piece. And I think you're spot on re Yes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 09, 2012, 11:19:13 AM
Ah...by the fans, for the fans  ::) ;)

but that's the tagline of High Voltage which did turn out on both years to be a brilliant weekend, well organised, good line-ups (even if Tinyfish were cruelly overlooked) and problems with year one addressed in year two (noise spill to the Prog-stage from the metal-stage for instance).

It's a great shame it's not going on this year.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 11:34:07 AM
I don't think their ticketing policy was 'for the fans'...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 09, 2012, 11:46:10 AM
There were flaws in it certainly - the free t-shirt thing was a bit of an own goal in year one, and they had to give a load away to bump the numbers up. But the price of the second year went down, and it was easily worth £50 a day, even if others may have ended up there for a lot less.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on February 09, 2012, 12:09:16 PM
CRF - discount for booking early.
SE - discount for booking early
Why HVF - discount for booking late.

If the capacity is so large that selling out is unlikely, putting a discount in for late bookings is odd.  Unless you have no intention of running the festival again.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on February 09, 2012, 01:25:31 PM
 ???
genuinely confused....

popped in for a quick look around from work log on and my avatar has returned to Octo-Ursula

logged on from laptop and avatar is still - bee-liking Ursula

Wots goin'on? ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 01:27:09 PM
I see the bee.

But I have not seen a new avatar for Mouse...still seeing the blue snowdog


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on February 09, 2012, 01:46:21 PM
I see the bee.


ooooh thats freaky  I posted as bee-Ursula  :)
Back at the office I am still Octo-Ursula  :'(

* looks round anxiously for Robert*..............


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 09, 2012, 01:49:09 PM
You're still an octopus to me. I don't think I've ever seen you as a bee.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 01:58:31 PM
Catherine's still says 'I am cruelty personified'


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 09, 2012, 02:02:02 PM
How on earth does it manage that?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on February 09, 2012, 03:59:10 PM
Bee type thing here.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 09, 2012, 04:01:38 PM
Have you tried reloading the page, or flushing your cache?

Try F5 first, then CTRL+F5 if just F5 doesn't work.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on February 09, 2012, 04:12:07 PM
Will you stop peddling your internet filth talk on this here forum Catherine.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 09, 2012, 04:13:40 PM
Will you stop peddling your internet filth talk on this here forum Catherine.

Yeah "flushing your cache" !!!!  :o

What's a "cache" ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 04:45:57 PM
Will you stop peddling your internet filth talk on this here forum Catherine.
I've been saying that for years, but she won't change !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 09, 2012, 05:53:18 PM
 ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 06:06:09 PM
See !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on February 09, 2012, 06:13:10 PM
Have you tried reloading the page, or flushing your cache?

Try F5 first, then CTRL+F5 if just F5 doesn't work.

That's not Geo-caching is it? - I've done THAT!


I'll try again tomorrow....maybe I just need to turn it on and off again ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on February 09, 2012, 06:17:42 PM
I see flower hair girl.  is that bees?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on February 09, 2012, 09:24:16 PM
Ursula is an octopus and Mouse is a snowdog still for me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on February 09, 2012, 09:28:35 PM
A very nice boy being nice and encouraging me to get more pandas  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 09, 2012, 11:12:10 PM
Are there any pandas left ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on February 09, 2012, 11:41:10 PM
There are always more pandas...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 10, 2012, 01:38:15 AM
That's not going to last.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on February 10, 2012, 07:16:49 AM
I just need four. And a pair of koalae


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 10, 2012, 07:53:56 AM
Nice use of the Latin plural there, Pandster.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on February 10, 2012, 08:32:55 AM
Nice use of the Latin plural there, Pandster.

Exept isn't "a pair" singular?  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 10, 2012, 09:24:38 AM
A pair is singular, but the object to which it refers generally takes the plural.

You have "a pair of shoes" rather than "a pair of shoe".

I'm with Thea on this.

(However, if she'd used "a brace", then that generally takes the singular - e.g. "a brace of partridge". So, you would have a pair of koalae, but a brace of koala.)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 10, 2012, 09:25:16 AM
Oh FFS  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 10, 2012, 09:25:48 AM
Damn, beat me to it.

It's not a pair of scissor.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 10, 2012, 09:28:21 AM
Oh FFS  ::)

These things are important, Bert. To me and to many others.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 10, 2012, 10:40:12 AM
I just like spelling thing properly and putting names of media in italics...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 10, 2012, 10:49:33 AM
Oh FFS  ::)

These things are important, Bert. To me and to many others.

Only kidding Catherine  :D



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on February 10, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
All this grammer...  Reminds me jane told Rob & I that she's changed some of the lyrics in Crimson Sky songs to make them grammatically correct.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on February 10, 2012, 12:21:29 PM
Have you tried reloading the page, or flushing your cache?

Try F5 first, then CTRL+F5 if just F5 doesn't work.

That's not Geo-caching is it? - I've done THAT!


I'll try again tomorrow....maybe I just need to turn it on and off again ::)


And the solution is Hit refresh!! :D
Dang -  :P I hate it when hubbys one click solution works!

She likes bees but not technology!! ;D



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on February 10, 2012, 12:31:05 PM
Have now worked out that I need to hit refresh on every thread to get all the avatars to update.......
this could take some time .............

 ;) Thankfully only 2 people in the office this pm....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on February 10, 2012, 12:49:10 PM
All this grammer...  Reminds me jane told Rob & I that she's changed some of the lyrics in Crimson Sky songs to make them grammatically correct.

Seriously worried about the 31st now.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on February 10, 2012, 01:30:07 PM
The one lyric that allways rubs me up the wrong way is Elvis' A Little Less Conversation:

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation aint satisfactioning me


AAAAAAAAGGGHHH! THERE IS NO SUCH WORD AS SATISFACTIONING!!!!

Although maybe there should be.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on February 10, 2012, 01:31:47 PM
But "aint" is ok??  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on February 10, 2012, 01:34:02 PM
nouns been verbed for long time.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on February 10, 2012, 01:35:43 PM
It was actually the nice young man who came up with the idea of a pair of koalae...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 10, 2012, 01:37:33 PM
I can see how.

Amphora -> amphorae
Koala ->  koalae.

Logical, innit?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on February 10, 2012, 01:38:04 PM
Amorae - pizza.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on February 10, 2012, 01:38:27 PM
Dimae - feelings.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on February 10, 2012, 02:42:53 PM
So Rob has allegedly got my ticket for Dream Theater (although I haven't paid him yet) but hasn't answered my texts asking where / when to meet at Wembley tonight - I have an hour to buy a ticket at the box office... sod's law he'll answer me after I pay £50. /dilemma


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on February 10, 2012, 02:45:35 PM
But "aint" is ok??  ???
Ssshhh, I'm opinioning here!  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 10, 2012, 03:59:55 PM
So Rob has allegedly got my ticket for Dream Theater (although I haven't paid him yet) but hasn't answered my texts asking where / when to meet at Wembley tonight - I have an hour to buy a ticket at the box office... sod's law he'll answer me after I pay £50. /dilemma

oh noes... hope it works out


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on February 10, 2012, 05:20:52 PM
Lol yup I ordered a ticket then he replied >< oh well at least I'm not missing it :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 10, 2012, 06:07:01 PM
These lasts fews pages of this threads confuses mes


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 11, 2012, 12:37:03 AM
The one lyric that allways rubs me up the wrong way is Elvis' A Little Less Conversation:

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation aint satisfactioning me


AAAAAAAAGGGHHH! THERE IS NO SUCH WORD AS SATISFACTIONING!!!!

Although maybe there should be.  ;)

Are you sure it's not "All this aggravation ain't satisfaction in me", or something? Could be down to how he pronounces it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on February 11, 2012, 08:49:23 AM
Life.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 11, 2012, 12:17:16 PM
Is a bowl of cherries.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 11, 2012, 01:05:04 PM
If we understood life, it wouldn't be as fun.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 13, 2012, 09:02:52 AM
We have a mixture of Dell and HP laptops at work.  I used to have a Dell and now have an HP.  I have managed to leave my powerlead at home.  Oops.

The Dell powerlead I still have will not charge the HP laptop.

IT do not hold any spare powerleads.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on February 13, 2012, 09:43:05 AM
Could you "buddy-breathe" with a colleague?....I mean share the Mains lead, of course.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 13, 2012, 09:49:03 AM
IT do not hold any spare powerleads.
You need a proper Head of IT to sort them out...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 13, 2012, 09:52:44 AM
Lyndsay isn't using hers, so at the very least I can get my laptop battery up to full before she needs it back...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on February 13, 2012, 12:10:36 PM
Is a bowl of cherries.

...so why not go out and get stoned...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 13, 2012, 12:51:38 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QUUnkkOd748/TVdH_O-z2qI/AAAAAAAAAAM/_SyBejV1Kt8/s1600/life_of_brian_allstar-5468.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on February 13, 2012, 04:53:20 PM
Rangers FC going into administration. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on February 13, 2012, 05:13:28 PM
I thought it was called "management"?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 03:58:50 PM
Went to a concert on Monday (older boy playing in the Cambridgeshire Youth Wind Orchestra) and the solo tuba player (who did a cracking rendition of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto) also played a piece, called something that sounded like "Phenook".  Apparently it's Norwegian, and means "small snowflake, bit of dust or piece of lint". But Google Translate doesn't come up with anything convincing that might be that word.

It occurred to me that there was at least one Norwegian-speaker on here who might be able to assist.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 04:00:04 PM
Maybe it was Chinook.

Or Moose.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 04:07:21 PM
Thanks SpamBot, but I don't think it was either of those. Definitely not Moose, anyway. Moosen (note the plural) are not small or snowflake-like.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 04:13:07 PM
Oh, fnugg it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 04:16:00 PM
We'll have none of that sort of language in the forum, thank you.

Some of us are polite in here.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 04:16:51 PM
Some of us just gave you the answer, my dear  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on February 15, 2012, 04:19:25 PM
Maybe it was Chinook.

Or Moose.
My sister was never bitten by a Chinook.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 04:23:17 PM
Nor was mine.

Wait - I don't even have a sister...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 04:25:34 PM
Maybe it was your soeur.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on February 15, 2012, 06:47:17 PM
I work with a norwegian, I'll ask him tomorrow


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 15, 2012, 07:01:52 PM
I have actually already supplied the correct answer in this thread.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 15, 2012, 07:06:32 PM
I know, SpamBot  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 09:40:12 AM
Where's my medal then ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 16, 2012, 09:53:10 AM
Here it is:

(http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data/500/medal1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 09:59:26 AM
That's my best medal yet  ;D

What do the words mean ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 16, 2012, 10:09:22 AM
No sin is a tautology, although one that is in two languages.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on February 16, 2012, 12:45:09 PM
Have another one, Mouse...

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/my_medal.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 12:47:32 PM
Why is Mouse getting a medal ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on February 16, 2012, 12:51:48 PM
Cos he likes the Floyd that is Pink...

...or cos I'm not really paying attention...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 16, 2012, 01:04:11 PM
Rog will be creating a Have A Medal thread before we know it...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 16, 2012, 01:05:35 PM
Will he be getting Roy to do the actual words on it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 16, 2012, 01:09:07 PM
Have another one, Mouse...

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/my_medal.jpg)

 ;D ;D

Thankee!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on February 16, 2012, 01:36:32 PM
Rog will be creating a Have A Medal thread before we know it...

I start the threads, you fill 'em.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: clairew on February 17, 2012, 01:59:42 PM
You know when you go to 'recent posts' and they are in reverse order? I am trying to work out if that makes any difference to the amount of sense they make....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on February 17, 2012, 02:00:27 PM
Not an ounce.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on February 22, 2012, 10:56:20 PM
My Bronze Age Aegean essay. Question is "What can we tell about Early Bronze Age in the Aegean from burials?" and it's only 1500 words. With that word limit, I couldn't even finish a list of things we can tell from burials, never mind get any information in. Going to have a word with the lecturer tomorrow about the best way to focus the essay (concentrate more on social aspects? Focus on one island?) but she's a bit loopy and I might not get a lot of sense out of her  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on February 22, 2012, 10:59:58 PM
We were told to pretty much strip it bare. Simple sentence. Quote and reference. Sentence basically repeating quote. Repeat.

No, I didn't do that.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 05, 2012, 07:27:23 PM
Other: Hi we want to use your picture on this website
Me: Fine, as long as the credit remains
Other: We would give you credit so that when visitor hover over the picture they will see the credit
Me: I would prefer if the credit on the picture remains
Other: We were going to edit the picture, we prefer it horizontal. We will look elsewhere
Me: I can provide a horizontal version with the credit.
Other: Not on the frontpage though, we want to keep the clarity there. We would be happy to put it in our gallery instead.

Let me tell you where you can put your gallery.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on March 05, 2012, 08:27:49 PM
I would say that would make me angry rather than confused.  Some people  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on March 06, 2012, 12:55:16 PM
Posts elsewhere.
Obviously I've managed to remain culturally ignorant.
Althouogh looking at those posts, I think I prefer to stay confused.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on March 06, 2012, 01:21:21 PM
I don't know much about the whole copyright/credit thing but is it fair to say that the "Bandshoot" mark on your pictures is very, very prominent?
I know that it is the main idea when promoting your biz, but if someone wants to use the image such that the subject of the photo is most prominent, is it really unreasonable for them to ask for the credit to be less prominent?
Obviously removing it or making it a tool-tip/hover-over thing is taking the piss (and I know there is too much of that going on), but a more subtle, while still clear, credit wouldn't hurt too much, would it?
Don't kill me for asking. :)
 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 03:03:06 PM
How come I could not get a signal 16 floors up ?

And how come Percy from Black Adder looked so rough when I just passed him in the street...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 06, 2012, 03:14:47 PM
Are you trapped in victorian London?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 04:45:43 PM
The smokers in every doorway do seem to create their own smog.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 06, 2012, 05:02:56 PM
I'm wondering why people want to pick on someone who is currently at the level of feebleness that means they can't even be trusted to look after a hole in their own arm... Unless of course, they're a bunch of pathetic bullying bastards. But I'm sure they know best. After all, they're the ones having the big dumb tantrum about me. I'm quite content to fail to deal with my own problems, never mind prodding people for more...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 06, 2012, 06:09:50 PM
Two things - if people are trying to help you sort out a hole in your arm they may not be bullying you but trying to help.

Secondly - if you have a hole in your arm then help yourself and get it sorted.

However, if they really are being bullying bastards rather than just chivvying you along to go and sort your arm out then feck em.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 06, 2012, 06:14:13 PM
Two things - if people are trying to help you sort out a hole in your arm they may not be bullying you but trying to help.

Secondly - if you have a hole in your arm then help yourself and get it sorted.

However, if they really are being bullying bastards rather than just chivvying you along to go and sort your arm out then feck em.

The git has nothing to do with the hole - it's just the most visible clue that I'm actually struggling to crawl along at the moment. They just seem to have singled me out to pick on because I clearly can't fight back.

And it's been sorted. By someone who knows better than to pour boiling water into an inch-deep incision...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 06:15:15 PM
Is the hole in your arm letting in water ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 06, 2012, 06:34:08 PM
Not any more...

Also confused as to how the wrapping paper I bought managed to be exactly the wrong size for either of the presents I need it for...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 06, 2012, 07:12:29 PM
Fair enough - if its the gits telling you to do stuff then feck em - just make sure you look after yourself. I want to see a panda at IQ in July and you may be my only hope for that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 06, 2012, 07:13:48 PM
Unless the special Green Panda makes an appearance...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 07:27:31 PM
I'm not putting that greasepaint on again just for UB.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on March 06, 2012, 07:44:38 PM
lots of techy types here that I can RANT at

Today we have upgraded to Office 2010.  Prior to me going to lunch and happy in my Office 2007 world, my reports ran fine.  After lunch with my spanking brand new puters and mouse and monitor and everything, my reports don't run.

I am confused!  What/Why/Where/?????  IT have not been helpful it has to be said.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on March 06, 2012, 07:45:34 PM
and whilst I'm being confused - why do scrabble need my email address so that I can play their silly game?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 06, 2012, 07:55:14 PM
I don't know much about the whole copyright/credit thing but is it fair to say that the "Bandshoot" mark on your pictures is very, very prominent?
I know that it is the main idea when promoting your biz, but if someone wants to use the image such that the subject of the photo is most prominent, is it really unreasonable for them to ask for the credit to be less prominent?
Obviously removing it or making it a tool-tip/hover-over thing is taking the piss (and I know there is too much of that going on), but a more subtle, while still clear, credit wouldn't hurt too much, would it?
Don't kill me for asking. :)

My point is they asked me to use my photo for free, and then wanted to remove any trace that I took the picture, what is in it for me. I would not have minded if they asked me to make the credit smaller etc, but they wanted to remove it completely.

For info: The minimum going rate to use a photo on a website for a month is £65. (http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php?&section=Photography&subsect=Online+use+of+photos)




Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 08:34:14 PM
Ash - once you involved Mouse it was bound to go horribly wrong.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 06, 2012, 08:55:09 PM
Not any more...

Also confused as to how the wrapping paper I bought managed to be exactly the wrong size for either of the presents I need it for...

Wrapping paper that you buy by the sheet is always exactly the wrong size. The only solution is to buy it by the roll.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 06, 2012, 09:02:47 PM
Not any more...

Also confused as to how the wrapping paper I bought managed to be exactly the wrong size for either of the presents I need it for...

Wrapping paper that you buy by the sheet is always exactly the wrong size. The only solution is to buy it by the roll.
I was trying to avoid that - living in a tiny room, I don't want to get cluttered with rolls of wrapping paper! Might pick up a free paper tomorrow and use that for wrapping instead!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 06, 2012, 09:42:50 PM
It's only just occurred to me that I don't have a green mohawk any more. And now I don't know who I am or what I'm doing  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 06, 2012, 10:03:15 PM
Ash - once you involved Mouse it was bound to go horribly wrong.

Oi!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 06, 2012, 10:09:24 PM
Catherine wraps by the toilet roll.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on March 06, 2012, 11:22:08 PM
lots of techy types here that I can RANT at

Today we have upgraded to Office 2010.  Prior to me going to lunch and happy in my Office 2007 world, my reports ran fine.  After lunch with my spanking brand new puters and mouse and monitor and everything, my reports don't run.

I am confused!  What/Why/Where/?????  IT have not been helpful it has to be said.

User error.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on March 07, 2012, 12:09:15 AM
I don't know much about the whole copyright/credit thing but is it fair to say that the "Bandshoot" mark on your pictures is very, very prominent?
I know that it is the main idea when promoting your biz, but if someone wants to use the image such that the subject of the photo is most prominent, is it really unreasonable for them to ask for the credit to be less prominent?
Obviously removing it or making it a tool-tip/hover-over thing is taking the piss (and I know there is too much of that going on), but a more subtle, while still clear, credit wouldn't hurt too much, would it?
Don't kill me for asking. :)
My point is they asked me to use my photo for free, and then wanted to remove any trace that I took the picture, what is in it for me. I would not have minded if they asked me to make the credit smaller etc, but they wanted to remove it completely.
Yeah, that's just wrong. It wasn't clear that the option of reducing the size of the credit had been discussed. You're quite right stand up for your rights, sir. Just hope you also get to get your stuff noticed more. :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 08, 2012, 08:42:56 AM
"French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said there are too many foreigners in France and the system for integrating them is "working worse and worse"."

Well done, Sherlock - clearly it's full of French people.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on March 08, 2012, 10:17:41 AM
That reminds of of Willie Rushton on Celebrity Squares when asked the question: 90% of the world is made up of what? Willie instantly shot back; 'Foreigners'.

He will be missed.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on March 09, 2012, 09:34:34 PM
I'm not sure if confused is the right word, but I've got into a habit of waking up at 12 mins past midnight then 01:11, 02:22, 03:33, 04:44 and 05:55 - my alarm goes off at 6 so I don't know if the pattern continues. It's happened too many nights to be a coincidence.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2012, 10:55:30 PM
It's a record company conspiracy.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on March 10, 2012, 12:28:11 AM
I'm not sure if confused is the right word, but I've got into a habit of waking up at 12 mins past midnight then 01:11, 02:22, 03:33, 04:44 and 05:55 - my alarm goes off at 6 so I don't know if the pattern continues. It's happened too many nights to be a coincidence.

sorry you're waking up, but that's pretty cool!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on March 10, 2012, 08:02:48 AM
This confuses me

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9131379/Why-typing-sad-makes-us-miserable-but-jolly-cheers-us-up.htm (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9131379/Why-typing-sad-makes-us-miserable-but-jolly-cheers-us-up.htm)l

I type more with my left hand...cos I'm left handed !!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on March 10, 2012, 08:22:44 AM
This confuses me

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9131379/Why-typing-sad-makes-us-miserable-but-jolly-cheers-us-up.htm (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9131379/Why-typing-sad-makes-us-miserable-but-jolly-cheers-us-up.htm)l

I type more with my left hand...cos I'm left handed !!

That page has disappeared already, must have contravened somebody's rules.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2012, 12:42:30 PM
Not really What Made You Confused this one, more like Suspicious...

How long does it usually take for an order from Caerllysi Music to arrive? I'm on my eleventh day of waiting for my copy of Mammoth now. The money's gone from my account, but I see it's now listed as out of stock on the website, which it certainly wasn't when I ordered it.

So yeah, I'm a bit suspicious...  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 12, 2012, 01:11:43 PM
Might be worth dropping 'em an email, Mouse.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 12, 2012, 02:33:15 PM
Nah, just fly into a squawking rage and storm their offices in full berserker gear.

(Only to find out it was posted the previous day)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2012, 02:49:22 PM
Have you paid the £97.76 courier fee for postage ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on March 12, 2012, 03:54:34 PM
Not really What Made You Confused this one, more like Suspicious...

How long does it usually take for an order from Caerllysi Music to arrive? I'm on my eleventh day of waiting for my copy of Mammoth now. The money's gone from my account, but I see it's now listed as out of stock on the website, which it certainly wasn't when I ordered it.

So yeah, I'm a bit suspicious...  :-\

I've ordered from them a few times (via eBay, Amazon and direct) and never had a problem, so I'd say it's either gone missing or there's some problem.

Email 'em!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2012, 04:37:39 PM
Will's usually pretty speedy, but he can also be a little forgetful...he'll reply to your email, though....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2012, 04:45:13 PM
Is that the same email which Mouse sent to the doctor ?

 ::)

 ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2012, 05:27:18 PM
Just wondering if Father Dougal is writing the science reports for the BBC

"The pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the sky is set to reach its closest point in the coming days.

Despite being vastly far from one another in space, the conjunction will make them appear just a few degrees apart in the sky - about the width of a pair of fingers held at arm's length."

 ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2012, 07:52:51 PM
Science, innit.

Meanwhile, I didn't Email Wil just in case the damn thing turned up late, so have held off until now. Still, the same thing happened the other time I ordered from him... over a year ago...  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2012, 07:56:40 PM
Have you emailed him about that one yet ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2012, 08:05:49 PM
Yes, but the album's have just turned up. I'll look like a right fool now...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2012, 08:06:02 PM
...As if I didn't before.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 12, 2012, 08:21:36 PM
Dear Sirs
I wish to protest in the strongest terms. Kindly inform me by return if you have sent me the cds which arrived yesterday.
Yours etc
Disgruntled of Hull


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on March 12, 2012, 10:46:58 PM
Just wondering if Father Dougal is writing the science reports for the BBC

"The pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the sky is set to reach its closest point in the coming days.

Despite being vastly far from one another in space, the conjunction will make them appear just a few degrees apart in the sky - about the width of a pair of fingers held at arm's length."

 ::)

I find it better if you read it in a whiny, reedy Manc accent.,

Failing that, grow your hair long, call yourself Dr Iain something and indulge in a a bit of hyperbollocry in an annoying Scottish accent.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on March 12, 2012, 11:16:01 PM
Just wondering if Father Dougal is writing the science reports for the BBC

"The pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the sky is set to reach its closest point in the coming days.

Despite being vastly far from one another in space, the conjunction will make them appear just a few degrees apart in the sky - about the width of a pair of fingers held at arm's length."

 ::)

(http://www.ooze.com/finger/assets/images/palmback.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 13, 2012, 06:00:51 AM
Is that Andy Tillison ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on March 13, 2012, 07:18:00 AM
After a bad night.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 13, 2012, 08:08:19 AM
The subject on the email I received from Groupon this morning:

"Free Range Meat Pack 60% Off / Children's Adventure Holiday"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on March 13, 2012, 08:48:10 AM
To quote the performance artist Karen Finlay: "Cuz I come from the city with big shoulders, and I like to do two jobs at once"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 13, 2012, 08:53:32 AM
How did they manage to take a picture of what I am going to look like in 10-20 years time?

(http://bandshoot.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/oldbo.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 13, 2012, 09:07:34 AM
Where's the hat ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 13, 2012, 09:34:10 AM
Yes, but the album's have just turned up. I'll look like a right fool now...

The album's WHAT has just turned up? (Grammar, young man!)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 13, 2012, 07:25:38 PM
Oh, if you could see my stone cold glare right now, Catherine...  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 19, 2012, 11:23:39 AM
I don't think anyone knows what is happening with my pay review.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 19, 2012, 11:41:36 AM
What pay review?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 19, 2012, 12:35:56 PM
Oh, there's definitely a pay review.  I have heard four different outcomes so far, though.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on March 19, 2012, 03:56:19 PM
Trying to get 3 of the 4 members of It Bites to sign many pieces of paper before Wednesday. Doing my head in!!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 19, 2012, 04:02:54 PM
Wilf can forge their signatures  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 19, 2012, 04:09:20 PM
He can only do Robert Fripp's.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 19, 2012, 04:17:06 PM
Peyton Manning signs for the Denver Broncos ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 19, 2012, 04:20:57 PM
Elway never liked Tebow - he wanted a 'real' quarterback.  I am not convinced Denver are as good as their record from last year (which was only good within their division), and I am not convinced that Manning brings enough to make them into a real contender.  The 49ers would have been a much surer fit, and now they have a job to build bridges with Smith, as do the Titans with their qb.

And Miami probably sticks with Moore and maybe drafts one for the future.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 19, 2012, 04:35:44 PM
Elway never liked Tebow - he wanted a 'real' quarterback.  I am not convinced Denver are as good as their record from last year (which was only good within their division), and I am not convinced that Manning brings enough to make them into a real contender.  The 49ers would have been a much surer fit, and now they have a job to build bridges with Smith, as do the Titans with their qb.

And Miami probably sticks with Moore and maybe drafts one for the future.

I think the 49ers got well and truly screwed by Tom Condon, agent to both Smith and Manning.

I think the 49ers have to resign Smith as I don't see them trading for Tebow.

The 49ers had a genuine shot at winning a Superbowl I don't see him getting that with Denver.  Manning made Dallas Clark a star Tight End imaging what he could have done throwing to Vernon Davis! Not to mention Manning to Moss, Crabtree and Manningham.  I don't see that he has any real weapons to throw to in Denver


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 19, 2012, 04:39:51 PM
I agree - the only attraction with Denver is the weak division.  But once he gets them out of that...he'll find that is not the route to the Superbowl.  I think Manning also created a lot of negative feeling towards himself, where there was none before.

Smith will now get more money than the 49ers were offering.  Who knows where Tebow goes...but I bet the Broncos ask too much for him.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 19, 2012, 04:44:26 PM
He can only do Robert Fripp's.
That's because I am him.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 19, 2012, 05:13:31 PM
He can only do Robert Fripp's.
That's because I am him.

That's a terrifying notion.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 19, 2012, 05:21:23 PM
Who knows where Tebow goes...but I bet the Broncos ask too much for him.

Nobody loves Tebow.

It's an interesting move for both Manning and the Broncos. Maybe Peyton's coordination skills on the field will help give the team the kick up the arse it needs. It'll be very interesting to see how the Broncos perform next season. As for the others, I think the 49ers showed good promise last season, while the Titans seemed to be making good progress with Hasselbeck as their QB (which is more than can be said for the team he left behind).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 19, 2012, 05:29:53 PM
The 49ers would have been a much surer fit, and now they have a job to build bridges with Smith, as do the Titans with their qb.

And Miami probably sticks with Moore and maybe drafts one for the future.

I don't think the Titans have to worry about Hasselbeck, he's still under contract and he's also a veteran and I doubt his pride will have been damaged too much


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 19, 2012, 05:30:55 PM
I'm not so sure - their owner was the loadest of the lot  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 19, 2012, 05:35:28 PM
I'm not so sure - their owner was the loadest of the lot  :D

Yes but everyone knows Titans owner Bud Adams is a crazy old man, look at how long they stuck with Vince Young who he insisted they drafted just because he was from Houston, Texas :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 21, 2012, 03:57:38 PM
Smith will now get more money than the 49ers were offering. 

Smith resigns for the 49ers with a three year deal and I think it's the same $24Million 3year deal he was offered before they chased after Manning ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 21, 2012, 04:17:29 PM
I think he's stretched them a little, because it can go up to $33M, and there seems to be a bigger chunk guaranteed ($16.5M, up from around $10M).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 21, 2012, 04:22:50 PM
I think he's stretched them a little, because it can go up to $33M, and there seems to be a bigger chunk guaranteed ($16.5M, up from around $10M).

Yeah just seen that, it didn't give those figures in the first thing I read.  So like you say looks like he got a few more million guaranteed and more through incentives.

Quote
The Associated Press, citing an unnamed source, reported Wednesday that Smith's contract will pay him $8 million per season with $16.5 million guaranteed. Smith's new deal can pay him up to $33 million if he reaches all of the incentives in the contract.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 21, 2012, 04:27:08 PM
It's funny - 49ers fans generallly seem happy to be keeping him; Dolfans were ready to burn the GM for even considering bringing him in  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 21, 2012, 04:40:10 PM
It's funny - 49ers fans generallly seem happy to be keeping him; Dolfans were ready to burn the GM for even considering bringing him in  ::)

I was glad we didn't settle and at least chased Peyton Manning even if we did do it on the quiet,  after Manning was a no keeping Smith was the only real option for the 49ers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on March 21, 2012, 04:40:22 PM
... I think it's the same $24Million 3year deal he was offered before they chased after Manning ;D
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1220/5110343632_6b2f10a58a.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on March 21, 2012, 05:08:50 PM
I think that Cap'n P is worth every cent of the $24Million.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 21, 2012, 05:39:52 PM
The Jets get Tebow+7th round draft pick  for a 4th and 6th round pick.  John Elway really doesn't like Tebow does he.

I bet Marc Sanchez is thrilled :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on March 21, 2012, 09:13:39 PM
The Jets have got Tebow?! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAGAHDGKDHSQNBELVRFJNSFDABWFBSKHNVMN VBDAVDB NSKFVZB# JAN KLFKVAZBHCLKJab nlm!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on March 21, 2012, 09:38:07 PM
The Jets have got Tebow?! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAGAHDGKDHSQNBELVRFJNSFDABWFBSKHNVMN VBDAVDB NSKFVZB# JAN KLFKVAZBHCLKJab nlm!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D :D

Maybe they've hit a snag around $5million dollars Tebow is still owed in a Salary advance, the Jets think the Broncos should still pay it


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 22, 2012, 06:20:05 AM
Rex outbid himself to get Tebow  :D  He must really like his footwork...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 24, 2012, 06:20:22 PM
Put a load of new music on my MP3 player. Now it's full of things I don't remember ever having heard before and I can't find the stuff I *do* want to listen to. Silly technology, giving me choices!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on March 25, 2012, 06:27:03 PM
Its only March

 ??? We are officially in drought,  ???  there's a hose pipe ban and we are being asked to use less water  :P

There's plenty in Wales, The North East & North West

Why can't we have a national grid for Water?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on March 25, 2012, 06:28:42 PM
Its only March

 ??? We are officially in drought,  ???  there's a hose pipe ban and we are being asked to use less water  :P

There's plenty in Wales, The North East & North West

Why can't we have a national grid for Water?

Money.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 25, 2012, 06:31:34 PM
Everyone should move to Wales.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 25, 2012, 06:41:44 PM
If the water companies had spent some reasonable amounts of money fixing the ageing infrastructure instead of giving it to their shareholders the situation wouldn't be anywhere near as bad.

Thames Water are the ones I know a bit about - the whine is "we didn't know it was so bad when we bought it". Turns out they knew, all right.

Oh yes, and will the hosepipe ban apply to commercial operations like golf courses? Will factories be encouraged to use less water? Not a great record on that sort of thing...concentrate on the domestic consumer instead.

We do have a genuine crisis in England (particularly the South East) about water, and it's going to get worse. Relying on  organizations whose primary pursuit is profit is arguably not the best way to solve it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 25, 2012, 07:38:08 PM
Bloody Commies  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 25, 2012, 08:09:38 PM
Damn skippy. Burn them all!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 25, 2012, 08:12:18 PM
Blokes confuse me. They're like people made of hair and weird.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 25, 2012, 08:33:27 PM
Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on March 25, 2012, 08:51:46 PM
Should I be really proud of the planter that boy has made in tech or should I be cross that it is covered in cannabis leaves?   :-\

I am not actually that bothered but when I met his teacher, I did ask him why he had allowed it. He said he didn't know what is was.  WTF?    :-\  >:(  Now either this man is the most ignorant/innocent man or he is lying.  I go for lying.  I didn't like him at all.  He spoke of the group in a most derogatory way.  (They are all 'special') 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 25, 2012, 08:56:31 PM
He sounds like the special one.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 25, 2012, 08:58:19 PM
Everyone should move to Wales.

Oi - gerrof - I saw it first.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on March 25, 2012, 08:59:30 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on March 25, 2012, 09:42:30 PM
Its only March

 ??? We are officially in drought,  ???  there's a hose pipe ban and we are being asked to use less water  :P

There's plenty in Wales, The North East & North West

Why can't we have a national grid for Water?

Water is very heavy (1Kg per litre) and is difficult to transport over undulating terrain (think of the canals and lock systems to get the water uphill). The price per litre is probably not enough to make it viable for anyone to build the system of pipes and pumps that would be needed.

Personally, I think they should build more reservoirs and stop f****g about and build a few desalination plants. Either that or someone should have a word and get it to rain more often.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on March 26, 2012, 09:13:49 AM
I was always amused when the previous government stated that they wanted to build quarter of a million new homes in South East England, when everybody knew there was no water available to supply the resultant households.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 26, 2012, 09:26:18 AM
Let them drink cider.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 26, 2012, 09:36:23 AM
Is that not the South West?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 26, 2012, 10:17:01 AM
I never was much good at geography.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 26, 2012, 11:20:02 AM
It's over there --->


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on March 26, 2012, 11:51:02 AM
Unless the map is upside down.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on March 26, 2012, 12:59:10 PM
I come across this in a album review:

Quote
It only has 10 tracks and I think that 12 tracks would have been better.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on March 26, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
A stupid way of saying "too short"?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on March 27, 2012, 08:09:31 AM
Because obviously the reviewer could see into a parallel dimension and knew how good the two non-existent tracks were :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 27, 2012, 08:17:04 AM
I thought the reviewer might have been suggesting that 2 of the 10 tracks were each made of 2 clumsily-slapped-together tracks, and that separating them might have helped. But Robert's explanation works well too.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on March 27, 2012, 08:17:44 AM
The best tracks on this album were the two that they didn't record.  Yes - that works for me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on March 27, 2012, 12:43:34 PM
Or did they later release a double-dip attempt with two "bonus" previsouly unrleased tracks that the reviewer thought should have been included to start with?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 28, 2012, 03:54:28 PM
The possibilities are endless.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 28, 2012, 08:50:34 PM
That girl's handy twirly thing is confusing the feck out of me - I cannot imagine it goes with anything, let alone this gig.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 31, 2012, 03:19:32 PM
Why is Princess Fiona singing with an American accent, when (1) her story parents are English, and (2) in real life she is one of Girls Aloud ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 31, 2012, 04:52:19 PM
Shrek The Musical is for children, so why does the big bad wolf have to be labelled as a cross-dresser ? How am I supposed to explain that to Caitlin (aged 6), and more to the point why should I have to just for the sake of a cheap laugh for the adults in the audience...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 31, 2012, 06:44:37 PM
This is a day of confusion.

Caitlin came back from the toilets in Pizza Express to tell me that they only had male toilets - and sure enough, in an instance of sexual equality gone mad, the sign for the ladies was hardly different to that for the gents. See, that's what happens when you let girls wear trousers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 31, 2012, 08:21:28 PM
Men who think women shouldn't wear trousers should try wearing skirts and tights and women's shoes for a bit.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on March 31, 2012, 08:29:47 PM
That would be the big bad wolf, then  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on March 31, 2012, 08:31:38 PM
This is why it's important to let lady-pandas do upside-down wees!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 01, 2012, 10:09:52 AM
Men who think women shouldn't wear trousers should try wearing skirts and tights and women's shoes for a bit.
Cue Simon, aaaand cue him...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on April 01, 2012, 11:08:50 AM
Reading's road system - again.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 01, 2012, 01:25:25 PM
There are plans to change the "system".  I try to avoid going into Reading unless I really have to.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 02, 2012, 04:43:49 PM
Did someone give Mouse permission to be absent ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 02, 2012, 06:29:33 PM
Did someone give Mouse permission to be absent ?
No. He was coaxed into chat on Saturday, but he's been quiet  :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 02, 2012, 08:21:03 PM
The Mouse has lost his squeak?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 02, 2012, 09:30:14 PM
he's on the Book of Face, so he ought to be arriving soon.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 05, 2012, 05:43:53 PM
Thoughts on the following please?

My ex is retiring today so he won't be paying child support anymore.  It wasn't a lot but it's certainly going to be missed.  When he told me a couple of days ago I wasn't surprised as he had been muttering about finishing work for a couple of months so I just said ok.

After a couple of days I am now thinking is this fair?  Should he at least pay til boy is 16? 

I doubt he would be on a good pension (bus driver then security guard) but his wife definitely is rolling in it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 05, 2012, 05:53:17 PM
Thoughts on the following please?

My ex is retiring today so he won't be paying child support anymore.  It wasn't a lot but it's certainly going to be missed.  When he told me a couple of days ago I wasn't surprised as he had been muttering about finishing work for a couple of months so I just said ok.

After a couple of days I am now thinking is this fair?  Should he at least pay til boy is 16? 

I doubt he would be on a good pension (bus driver then security guard) but his wife definitely is rolling in it.


Oooh tricksy...
How about a reasonable conversation pointing out what you spend the money on and what your son will potentially miss out on without it....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 05, 2012, 05:59:47 PM
over here I believe they are required to pay until maybe even 18, and only under extreme circumstances would be allowed to stop paying.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 05, 2012, 06:08:41 PM
I was not aware that retiring made any difference - I think he has to pay until the earlier of 18 or leaving education.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 05, 2012, 06:23:23 PM
perzackly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 05, 2012, 06:57:02 PM
I spose I ought to say something.  He has got off v lightly.  When we split I got the CSA involved.  They eventually suggested he should pay quite a large amount (I think, in comparison to his salary).  So I agreed he could pay about fifth of what they suggested. He has paid it regular ever since but it has remained at the same paltry amount for the last 13 years.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 05, 2012, 07:45:52 PM
There is no doubt - your ex is responsible for part of your (and that is both of you, of course) son's upbringing.  Retiring to avoid responsibility is morally wrong. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 05, 2012, 07:47:26 PM
I've sent a message to whatever the csa is called now to see what they say.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 05, 2012, 07:50:32 PM
The amount he has to pay may change because his income will change, but I would expect he still has to pay - given he has been getting off lightly while he has been earning, I don't see an issue with pushing him for a few more years...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 05, 2012, 09:22:51 PM
The amount he has to pay may change because his income will change, but I would expect he still has to pay - given he has been getting off lightly while he has been earning, I don't see an issue with pushing him for a few more years...

(For once) - I agree with him ^


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 05, 2012, 10:03:17 PM
Eventually, everyone does  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 06, 2012, 07:45:26 AM
Eventually, everyone does  ;D


it won't last !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 06, 2012, 08:09:58 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 06, 2012, 08:17:47 AM
Kings Cross Station. After 34 years of using this station I am lost. Only the coffee and Mr Mitchell's soothing voice on MotP is keeping me sane.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 06, 2012, 12:38:30 PM
Kings Cross Station. After 34 years of using this station I am lost. Only the coffee and Mr Mitchell's soothing voice on MotP is keeping me sane.

If you're looking for Platform 9 3/4, it doesn't exist.

So they say...  8)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 06, 2012, 12:47:02 PM
Actually... It does. I think they put a sign up for the tourists :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 06, 2012, 01:08:45 PM
There's also a platform 0, which confused me good and proper.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 06, 2012, 04:04:36 PM
Actually... It does. I think they put a sign up for the tourists :)

and half a trolley not quite through the wall....

Spot the mother of 2 boys!   ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 06, 2012, 04:18:34 PM
I'm supposed to be meeting my mate there tomorrow... I can see both of us getting very lost!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 07, 2012, 08:48:07 AM
There's also a platform 0, which confused me good and proper.

There are two types of people:

1) those who start counting at 1
and
1) those who start counting at 0


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 07, 2012, 12:03:26 PM
There's also a platform 0, which confused me good and proper.

There are two types of people:

1) those who start counting at 1
and
1) those who start counting at 0

Isn't it 10 types of people? Those who know binary and those who don't?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on April 07, 2012, 11:55:34 PM
The Mouse has lost his squeak?

Pretty much that, yeah.

Hello, all.

No, I haven't a clue what's going on, either. All I know is that for the last three or so weeks, I've been out of my tree, so to speak. So sorry for the radio silence, but I have rather a lot on my mind at the moment, and not all of it good. I'm still trying to figure it out, and for that, I need a bit of silence.

I'm OK, though. I've just crashed a bit.

(http://spitfiresite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/spitfire-wreck-dunkirk.jpg)

Whoops.

Love n' hugs,

- Mouse


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 08, 2012, 12:10:46 AM
HE's BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 08, 2012, 06:46:52 AM
It's going to take some glue to fix that.

Isolation is not always the answer, young Mouse.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 08, 2012, 07:40:48 AM
missed you Mouse xxx


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 08, 2012, 08:44:25 AM
good to know you're ok Mouse! And indeed I missed you!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 08, 2012, 12:32:44 PM
Glad to see you emerge Mouse - we're always here, or private messages when you want a blether, but I know that sometimes you just want to hide away - I get that sometimes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 08, 2012, 04:52:09 PM
welcome back!  we're here!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 09, 2012, 07:31:00 AM
Hey Mouse
Hugs to you, missing your squeekings

Hugs x


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 09, 2012, 04:18:52 PM
Is there still a hosepipe ban ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 09, 2012, 05:18:14 PM
Is there still a hosepipe ban ?

Yes there bloody well is. What kind of industry is it that threatens to prosecute its customers for using too much of its product ? Total b******s. they ought to get off their fat a***s and fix the leaks (there's one round the corner from me literally p*****g water for the last fortnight !), build some reservoirs and some desalination plants if they can't manage their business properly.

Ahem. I feel better now. Do carry on everyone.  ;D

 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 09, 2012, 05:32:06 PM
If it rains all night will they call it off ?  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 09, 2012, 06:08:51 PM
Is there still a hosepipe ban ?

Yes there bloody well is. What kind of industry is it that threatens to prosecute its customers for using too much of its product ? Total b******s. they ought to get off their fat a***s and fix the leaks (there's one round the corner from me literally p*****g water for the last fortnight !), build some reservoirs and some desalination plants if they can't manage their business properly.

Ahem. I feel better now. Do carry on everyone.  ;D

I refer the honourable gentleman to my original point c. p64 of this thread.
We need a national grid for water
We need substantial investment in infrastructure projects to kick start the regeneration of the economy
We are rapidly heading towards 3m unemployed

.....Surely its gotta give a better rate of return than high speed 2?  ;D


 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 09, 2012, 06:10:25 PM
Why can't I just plug guitar into guitarlink into computer and get on with it? Why are there a million bits of software that don't work to pillock about with?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 10, 2012, 11:10:45 AM
Is there still a hosepipe ban ?

Yes there bloody well is. What kind of industry is it that threatens to prosecute its customers for using too much of its product ? Total b******s. they ought to get off their fat a***s and fix the leaks (there's one round the corner from me literally p*****g water for the last fortnight !), build some reservoirs and some desalination plants if they can't manage their business properly.

Ahem. I feel better now. Do carry on everyone.  ;D

I refer the honourable gentleman to my original point c. p64 of this thread.
We need a national grid for water
We need substantial investment in infrastructure projects to kick start the regeneration of the economy
We are rapidly heading towards 3m unemployed

.....Surely its gotta give a better rate of return than high speed 2?  ;D


I concede the point the the Hon and Learned Lady.

My all her bees be buzzy.

And not die of thirst.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 10, 2012, 05:50:15 PM
Is there still a hosepipe ban ?

Yes there bloody well is. What kind of industry is it that threatens to prosecute its customers for using too much of its product ? Total b******s. they ought to get off their fat a***s and fix the leaks (there's one round the corner from me literally p*****g water for the last fortnight !), build some reservoirs and some desalination plants if they can't manage their business properly.

Ahem. I feel better now. Do carry on everyone.  ;D

I refer the honourable gentleman to my original point c. p64 of this thread.
We need a national grid for water
We need substantial investment in infrastructure projects to kick start the regeneration of the economy
We are rapidly heading towards 3m unemployed

.....Surely its gotta give a better rate of return than high speed 2?  ;D


I concede the point the the Hon and Learned Lady.

My all her bees be buzzy.

And not die of thirst.


We're gonna move to East Anglia (once I've cleared it with 'im indoors  ::))
They've got the right idea  - importing Welsh water

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17656317 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17656317)



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 10, 2012, 07:14:35 PM
Is there still a hosepipe ban ?

Yes there bloody well is. What kind of industry is it that threatens to prosecute its customers for using too much of its product ? Total b******s. they ought to get off their fat a***s and fix the leaks (there's one round the corner from me literally p*****g water for the last fortnight !), build some reservoirs and some desalination plants if they can't manage their business properly.

Ahem. I feel better now. Do carry on everyone.  ;D

I refer the honourable gentleman to my original point c. p64 of this thread.
We need a national grid for water
We need substantial investment in infrastructure projects to kick start the regeneration of the economy
We are rapidly heading towards 3m unemployed

.....Surely its gotta give a better rate of return than high speed 2?  ;D


I concede the point the the Hon and Learned Lady.

My all her bees be buzzy.

And not die of thirst.


We're gonna move to East Anglia (once I've cleared it with 'im indoors  ::))
They've got the right idea  - importing Welsh water

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17656317 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17656317)



Yay ! Then maybe we'll get a gig up here  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 11, 2012, 11:42:09 AM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 11, 2012, 11:44:29 AM
That's still looking like a resounding no  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 11, 2012, 12:21:00 PM
That's still looking like a resounding no  ;)

Quelle surprise  ::)  ;)  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 11, 2012, 12:29:34 PM
You'd probably have more chance if you did move to France  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 11, 2012, 02:44:13 PM
It's not magic all the time; only when I speak in rhyme...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 11, 2012, 07:53:08 PM
Tommy!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 11, 2012, 08:16:46 PM
Yes, dear?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 12, 2012, 04:31:09 PM
And what are they hoping to achieve with this, exactly? (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/12/christian-anti-gay-ads-buses)

Words fail me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 12, 2012, 04:35:08 PM
FFS


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 12, 2012, 05:02:13 PM
Oh dear.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 12, 2012, 05:19:35 PM
Some people need to learn to just shut up.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 12, 2012, 06:20:59 PM
Nothing to do with my employers (I wouldn't work there if they were anti anything)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 12, 2012, 07:16:01 PM
I'm anti-intolerance


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 12, 2012, 07:32:45 PM
well yes I am anti that  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 12, 2012, 07:47:54 PM
good grief.  shades of America...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 12, 2012, 09:38:57 PM
"Adverts which suggested gay people could be cured have been banned from London buses, transport chiefs have said.

The campaign was due to run for two weeks on the side of vehicles serving five routes in the capital, including top tourist destinations such as St Paul's Cathedral, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.

The posters, by Christian group Core Issues Trust, stated: "Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud. Get over it!" and were believed to mock pro-gay group Stonewall's recent campaign which featured adverts saying: "Some people are gay. Get over it."

But following a huge public outcry which labelled the Core Issues' campaign homophobic, London Mayor Boris Johnson, who chairs Transport for London (TfL), tonight ordered the adverts to be pulled.

Mr Johnson, who is standing for re-election next month, said: "London is one of the most tolerant cities in the world and intolerant of intolerance. It is clearly offensive to suggest being gay is an illness someone recovers from and I am not prepared to have that suggestion driven around London on our buses.""


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 12, 2012, 10:42:06 PM
I guess that even a stopped clock like Boris is right twice a day.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 13, 2012, 07:32:16 AM
Just so long as they remember this the next time someone wants to put anti-Christian posters on the buses...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 13, 2012, 08:13:20 AM
"Not prog! Post-prog, ex-prog and proud. Get over it!"

Following aversion therapy, lots of drugs and heavy counselling, I have now been cured of my recent illness - a disturbing fondness for Prog. Whatever was I thinking of?

I am now mostly listening to R'n'B, with a touch of Techno, interspersed with a few Country and Western tracks, and I feel so much better for it. That silly prog nonsense was so corrupting. So glad that's all behind me now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 13, 2012, 08:17:45 AM
So...you are JamesH...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 13, 2012, 08:42:35 AM
Yep. Pass the Shania Twain, please.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 13, 2012, 08:47:44 AM
Oh, I think we all like a bit of Shania.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4rk_B0zOpl8/T2NyV2typdI/AAAAAAAAFL4/-naGwAth16I/s1600/female_vocalists+(28).jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 13, 2012, 10:13:02 AM
I'm sure that shirt is supposed to fit better. She looks like Magenta from Rocky Horror.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 13, 2012, 10:58:11 AM
I'm sure that shirt is supposed to fit better. She looks like Magenta from Rocky Horror.
It's a candidate for http://bustygirlcomics.com/ ...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on April 13, 2012, 11:24:50 AM
Yeah, like I'm really going to click on *that* at work...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 13, 2012, 11:35:49 AM
It's safe for everything - safer than 99% of stuff on Tumblr anyway...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 13, 2012, 11:38:13 AM
Still got a feeling that "bustygirl" might stick out in my web log...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 13, 2012, 12:08:35 PM
I'm sure that shirt is supposed to fit better. She looks like Magenta from Rocky Horror.

what shirt?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 13, 2012, 02:05:11 PM
I'm sure that shirt is supposed to fit better. She looks like Magenta from Rocky Horror.

what shirt?

...and in other news, boobies...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 13, 2012, 02:13:57 PM
I'm sure that shirt is supposed to fit better. She looks like Magenta from Rocky Horror.

what shirt?

...and in other news, boobies...

Ahhh, excellent...  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 13, 2012, 03:00:30 PM
Some people have boobies. Get over it.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 13, 2012, 03:32:06 PM
"A Christian group is taking legal action against Mayor of London Boris Johnson after he banned bus advertisements suggesting gay people could be cured."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 13, 2012, 03:36:51 PM
Some people have moobies. Get over it.  ;)


 ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 13, 2012, 03:44:33 PM
"A Christian group is taking legal action against Mayor of London Boris Johnson after he banned bus advertisements suggesting gay people could be cured."
That's gonna go far.  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 13, 2012, 04:03:10 PM
Boris is the Law.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on April 14, 2012, 07:52:51 PM
Saw a joke advert about curing bendy buses by making them straight. :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 16, 2012, 10:19:09 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528531_10150793553085295_743680294_12163911_300510019_n.jpg)

Do you really need 9 strings to play prog bass?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 16, 2012, 10:45:01 AM
Maybe...if someone's nicked the end of your bass...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 16, 2012, 10:47:48 AM
I'm puzzled by the fact that there seems to be a connection between me having an exam at 8:30 tomorrow and the fact that I have an overwhelming urge to practice my guitar  ???

I've probably played more over the last two or three days since I bought the thing  ::)

Grrrrrr back to FSMA 2000 and MiFid, OMG it's boring  >:(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 16, 2012, 11:08:47 AM
9 strings is excessive.  The guy from Tin Spirits was playing a 4 string bass - it's not often that you see them - unless it's a Rick, of course.

Good luck with the exam Purrdey.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 16, 2012, 11:13:17 AM
Thanks Rob :)

There does seem to be a surfeit of strings in prog. 7 string guitars, 8 string basses... nice, another thing ponder and distract me  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 16, 2012, 11:14:32 AM
I've seen many bassists who only require a one-string bass  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 16, 2012, 11:16:32 AM
Thewn there are the bassists who have 6 strings but should only be allowed to have one.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on April 16, 2012, 11:57:08 AM
Thewn there are the bassists who have 6 strings but should only be allowed to have one.

Or those who have 6 strings, but still only use one.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 16, 2012, 08:29:35 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528531_10150793553085295_743680294_12163911_300510019_n.jpg)

Do you really need 9 strings to play prog bass?

good job there's no left handed version !!!!   ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on April 16, 2012, 09:15:23 PM
I've seen many bassists who only require a one-string bass  ::)

where can i get one of them? :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 18, 2012, 01:12:08 PM
So, it seems no-one here knows how to obtain a laptop for a new starter... 

On which basis I am going to ask the IT Director if that means I should send my new lawyer home on full pay until they can provide her with one.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 18, 2012, 02:04:29 PM
Have you considered mugging?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 18, 2012, 02:05:09 PM
Or for the refined - cupping.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 18, 2012, 02:28:22 PM
Get a new IT Director? I'm not cheap, mind...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 18, 2012, 02:43:25 PM
"Is she replacing someone else ?"

"No."

"So she can't just have their laptop then ?"

"No.  Because they did not have a laptop."

"Oh.  Did they have a desktop ?"

"No.  They never existed.  Sorry, I appear to have confused you."

"No, it's all right.  So are you saying she can't use their desktop ?"

"She wants a laptop, so using the desktop of the person who never existed is not an option, sorry."

"I'm going to have to think about this and call you back."

Sadly, a true story  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 18, 2012, 03:37:18 PM
Jesus - I'll buy them a laptop, in the interests of proving that not all IT people are dolts.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 18, 2012, 03:47:25 PM
Jesus - I'll buy them a laptop, in the interests of proving that not all IT people are dolts.

More money than sense, obviously!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 18, 2012, 04:03:26 PM
Absolutely - I've got eight quid.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 18, 2012, 04:21:09 PM
Enough for 2 laptops.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 18, 2012, 05:07:55 PM
"Perhaps they should have your laptop.  Obviously you don't have the intelligence needed to use it."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 18, 2012, 07:09:43 PM
Now I feel bad. The reason for the right side of the plane is that he has no peripheral vision in his left eye. She always has the window seat so on the left side, she would be in his blind spot ><


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 18, 2012, 07:14:37 PM
Sounds like a win/win !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 18, 2012, 07:35:50 PM
Now I feel bad. The reason for the right side of the plane is that he has no peripheral vision in his left eye. She always has the window seat so on the left side, she would be in his blind spot ><

So she can have the aisle seat this time - get over it. You can't always get your needs accommodated in every way.

I still think they are behaving like toddlers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 18, 2012, 08:22:21 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 18, 2012, 08:49:42 PM
I agree UB.  Is there any reason why they didn't think about this themselves before hand? 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 18, 2012, 09:27:54 PM
Now I feel bad. The reason for the right side of the plane is that he has no peripheral vision in his left eye. She always has the window seat so on the left side, she would be in his blind spot ><


And you've known / worked for them how long before this explanation was shared with you?
 ::)
Don't feel bad
You are not psychic!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 18, 2012, 09:30:12 PM
Somebody tagged Darth Vader in this photo.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546072_10150799881545295_743680294_12185139_398455000_n.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 18, 2012, 09:30:39 PM
Ooh. I just spotted him :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on April 18, 2012, 09:44:21 PM
LOL that's cool!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 19, 2012, 01:29:00 AM
and the keyboard player is saying, "Oh, crap, here comes Darth Vader again!"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 19, 2012, 03:09:12 PM
Article on tech web site comparing two phones concludes that the first phone will forever be Liù to the other phone's Turandot.

I wonder if the author also thought of Paul Potts when he wrote this. Potts as we all know used to work for the Carphone Warehouse, and sung the piece Nessun dorma from the Opera Turandot.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 19, 2012, 08:04:34 PM
Why is New Tricks ALWAYS on TV ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on April 19, 2012, 08:06:22 PM
Your telly's stuck on the alibi channel?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 19, 2012, 08:11:57 PM
it's on every f*****g channel, all the time !!!!!!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 19, 2012, 09:48:13 PM
Is it particularly sunny in that particular programme?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 20, 2012, 05:45:39 AM
Why is New Tricks ALWAYS on TV ?
...and because my Mum's staying we had to watch it :/


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on April 20, 2012, 04:28:06 PM
Franking machines are confusing me. I'm considering getting one and all the hidden extras are doing my head in. Anyone got any clues?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 20, 2012, 04:29:37 PM
Just send post from your office.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 20, 2012, 04:29:57 PM
Frankly, no.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 20, 2012, 05:40:32 PM
Franking machines are confusing me. I'm considering getting one and all the hidden extras are doing my head in. Anyone got any clues?

Try this page and see if you get a clue from them...

http://www.approvedindex.co.uk/frankingmachines/free-quote/ (http://www.approvedindex.co.uk/frankingmachines/free-quote/)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 23, 2012, 08:56:43 AM
Thank goodness you are here Captain Online Franking Machine Help...er, Man


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on April 23, 2012, 09:08:59 AM
That site is linked to a supplier. Boooooooo  >:(
I'm still confused but I might just get one anyway, frankly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 23, 2012, 09:14:55 AM
As Captain Online Franking Machine Help...er, Man's sidekick, I found this.

http://quotationjunction.com/guides/franking-machines.html (http://quotationjunction.com/guides/franking-machines.html)

Apparently most franking machines are rented not owned according to the article.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 23, 2012, 09:15:33 AM
(http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/gallery/files/1/0/6/8/7/frank_spencer.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on April 23, 2012, 09:43:40 AM
Have you considered SmartStamp (http://www.royalmail.com/discounts-payment/smartstamp) Nellie?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on April 23, 2012, 09:59:54 AM
Have you considered SmartStamp (http://www.royalmail.com/discounts-payment/smartstamp) Nellie?
I have and it is the sensible option. Frankers are a bit more flexible and cheaper for the actual post.  have to weigh up the rental and consumables against the postage savings and how cool it will be to have a franking machine. I love stationary ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 23, 2012, 10:03:13 AM
You're not the only one Nells. My heart quickens when entering WHSmith or Rymans.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 23, 2012, 10:43:48 AM
I have "inherited" a full rainbow set of CD marking pens from cleaning out my desk in London. So far, they have not made it into the Cardiff office.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on April 23, 2012, 10:48:17 AM
You're not the only one Nells. My heart quickens when entering WHSmith or Rymans.
Are you sure that's not caused by the security tag detection coils?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 23, 2012, 11:15:01 AM
You're not the only one Nells. My heart quickens when entering WHSmith or Rymans.
Thirded. And being a studenty type, not only are they things I actually need and can justify buying, but I get student discount! Woo!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 23, 2012, 01:04:55 PM
... I love stationary ;D

I prefer it with a bit of movement, myself.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 23, 2012, 01:50:55 PM
I once asked a woman in a village down in Surrey if there was a Stationary shop nearby. She replied;

'What other kind is there?'

She's now dead of course.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 23, 2012, 02:44:02 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on April 23, 2012, 02:44:17 PM
I don't know why she swallowed a fly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 23, 2012, 02:51:43 PM
I once asked a woman in a village down in Surrey if there was a Stationary shop nearby. She replied;

'What other kind is there?'

She's now dead of course.

There are mobile shops, itinerant tinkers, all kinds of catering trucks. She may have been making a genuine enquiry.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 23, 2012, 03:09:27 PM
Isn't "itinerant tinkers" tautology? Surely they are itinerant, therefore they tink?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 23, 2012, 03:38:30 PM
Possibly, but it makes a lovely sound when I say it in my head.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on April 26, 2012, 07:32:58 PM
Is anyone else out there experiencing the wettest drought EVER?????


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 26, 2012, 08:25:46 PM
Is anyone else out there experiencing the wettest drought EVER?????
Yep... have to paddle in order to leave the house  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on April 26, 2012, 09:35:16 PM
Totally forgot my password!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 27, 2012, 06:09:57 AM
Is it "password"? A depressing amount of people's are.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 27, 2012, 06:11:09 AM
That or a rude word - apparently.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 27, 2012, 07:14:54 AM
That or a rude word - apparently.
Need to have a new password for the uni portal every month or so, and there's something satisfying about typing the word "fuckbastard" several times a day when you're trying to work...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 27, 2012, 07:23:25 AM
The default password for our intranet is 'password' and I really can't be bothered to change it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on April 27, 2012, 07:48:31 AM
Totally forgot my password!

In my mind I had you saying that like the PR woman on Twenty Twelve. Totally. Here's the thing, yah.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 27, 2012, 10:38:44 AM
I'm totally cool with that. Totally.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 27, 2012, 11:30:12 AM
The default password for our intranet is 'password' and I really can't be bothered to change it.
That would all be different if I was your IT Director...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 27, 2012, 11:37:42 AM
Would it be 'intranet' ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 27, 2012, 11:39:53 AM
That's a trade secret.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 27, 2012, 11:45:34 AM
Just typing in 'trade secret'...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 27, 2012, 11:47:46 AM
"Error - service not available. Please contact your system administrator"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 27, 2012, 11:51:49 AM
Sounds like a result.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on April 29, 2012, 06:40:18 PM
That or a rude word - apparently.

There's nothing rude about the word 'apparently'.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on April 29, 2012, 06:57:46 PM
I almost did that - but I thought I'd leave it to Pedro.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on April 29, 2012, 07:02:24 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17884897

Quote
The Ministry of Defence is considering placing surface-to-air missiles on residential flats during the Olympics.

This was quite a surreal thing to read this morning.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 29, 2012, 07:34:01 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17884897

Quote
The Ministry of Defence is considering placing surface-to-air missiles on residential flats during the Olympics.

This was quite a surreal thing to read this morning.
Even more surreal when you live spitting distance from the residential block in question.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 29, 2012, 07:52:26 PM
They've clearly heard your podcast.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on April 29, 2012, 08:03:06 PM
So it's on hiatus until after the olympics then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 29, 2012, 08:14:04 PM
God's not that good, I'm afraid.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on April 29, 2012, 11:25:07 PM
I almost did that - but I thought I'd leave it to Pedro.
:)
I don't even have to do the typing any more.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 30, 2012, 06:22:32 AM
Hendro.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on April 30, 2012, 07:04:37 AM
Because I'm worth it...  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 30, 2012, 12:58:22 PM
It's summer out there...
What's going on?!  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2012, 01:08:38 PM
Shhh, don't let it know we've noticed!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 30, 2012, 01:12:29 PM
It's OK - the sky here has just noticed that you've noticed and is busy clouding over again.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 30, 2012, 01:14:10 PM
It's hard for me to be nonchalant about these things, what with catching fire in sunlight and everything...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 30, 2012, 01:26:31 PM
You should catch the rainbow.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 30, 2012, 01:48:37 PM
...cue earworm... thanks...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 30, 2012, 02:09:04 PM
I presumed it was just some horrid euphemism.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2012, 02:11:17 PM
It's hard for me to be nonchalant about these things, what with catching fire in sunlight and everything...
Don't you just sparke like those vampires in the Twilight movies?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on April 30, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
...cue earworm... thanks...
;D

Another part of my work here is done.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on April 30, 2012, 05:01:47 PM
It's hard for me to be nonchalant about these things, what with catching fire in sunlight and everything...
Don't you just sparke like those vampires in the Twilight movies?

And you'd know about Twilight how, Simon?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on April 30, 2012, 05:24:44 PM
He only knows because they took the piss out of this very thing in Weregeek.

http://www.weregeek.com/2009/02/20/ (http://www.weregeek.com/2009/02/20/)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 30, 2012, 05:38:28 PM
It's hard for me to be nonchalant about these things, what with catching fire in sunlight and everything...
Don't you just sparke like those vampires in the Twilight movies?
Are you calling me a gay vampire?  >:(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 30, 2012, 06:34:09 PM
Just a bit swish.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on April 30, 2012, 06:52:59 PM
*Does a flounce*  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on April 30, 2012, 09:18:51 PM
I wasn't confused, but I saw some cattle earlier that definitely looked confused.
They seemed to think it was food time, so had walked towards their feeding points, only to find somebody had allowed their path to be blocked by an extra bit of River Thames. They didn't look impressed.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on April 30, 2012, 09:39:59 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 01, 2012, 10:53:30 AM
It's hard for me to be nonchalant about these things, what with catching fire in sunlight and everything...
Don't you just sparke like those vampires in the Twilight movies?
Are you calling me a gay vampire?  >:(

If the cloak fits...  :P  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on May 01, 2012, 12:51:12 PM
Some bits of the new series of Game of Thrones had me checking GOT wiki's to confirm that my memory of events in the book wasn't wrong, it's just the TV series making some noticeable changes in events from the book


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 01, 2012, 12:57:52 PM
Sounds like a good TV series then. Those that stick slavishly to the books are rarely the best - as books are very different to TV scripts and require different pacing, and sometimes plots to succeed.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 01, 2012, 06:09:49 PM
I've been stopping myself thinking the same thing.  The first episode I was being very irritating to my husband saying that's different or they missed that bit...  So now I'm just enjoying it like I enjoyed the first series.  After all the first series is what made me read all of the books.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on May 01, 2012, 06:18:08 PM
Same here Ash although it doesn't stop me and one of the guys in my office from going "That's not who Rob marries in the book" and "that's not who Arya tells that guy to kill as she kills him herself later in the book" :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 01, 2012, 07:22:04 PM
 ;D

Have you been watching Awake? 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 01, 2012, 07:22:50 PM
I'm glad I don't watch it, what with all these spoilers being thrown around...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on May 01, 2012, 07:28:32 PM
;D

Have you been watching Awake? 

No, is it any good? the trailers I saw didn't really grab me

And James I've spoiled nothing I didn't say who Rob marries or who Arya kills  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 01, 2012, 07:36:16 PM
It's ok.  The first episode I wasn't sure but gave it another go and quite into it now.  It's more a detective programme than say the programmes I normally like eg Lost or The Event - but there is enough weirdness for it to appeal.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on May 01, 2012, 08:06:22 PM
It's ok.  The first episode I wasn't sure but gave it another go and quite into it now.  It's more a detective programme than say the programmes I normally like eg Lost or The Event - but there is enough weirdness for it to appeal.

Ok will keep it in mind if I have nothing to watch


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 02, 2012, 02:19:03 PM
What and where is Awake?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 02, 2012, 02:28:04 PM
I am awake. I'm on the 11th floor of an office block close to Cardiff station.

Why do you ask?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 03, 2012, 06:09:33 AM
http://www.nbc.com/awake/



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 03, 2012, 07:30:53 AM
Judging by most of their output, I don't think nbc are awake.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on May 04, 2012, 09:11:42 PM
What and where is Awake?
It's a celebration of a deceased person's life, usually held in their home or in a pub...but that's not important right now...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 05, 2012, 05:53:55 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 08, 2012, 01:48:11 AM
Why I thought filling in my dissertation form at 2am when full of caffeine was a good idea.

The first section went ok: "Broad subject area of intended dissertation: Egyptian influences on Ancient Greek art."

So far so good.

"Why have you chosen this subject?" got a couple of lines about how most of my modules have been Greek art-based and an ongoing interest in Egyptian/Greek crossover culture.

"What sort of questions about this subject would you like to try to answer?" WHY DID YOU ASK ME THAT? Two and a half sides of A4 later and I seem to have run out of brain. Half of it is nonsensical questions and the rest is vague attempts at explaining the questions. There's no way I'm going to get unlazy enough to re-do this before the deadline...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on May 08, 2012, 07:14:30 PM
I got two tickets in the mail today for Gavin Harrison's Band, "I don't remember buying these" I thought but went to put it on my calendar and thought "Sh*t, it's the same day as Stickmen!".  Then I saw the tiny print under Gavin Harrison's name - with Ozric, Tony Levin, etc.    ;D
 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 09, 2012, 04:53:26 PM
A few weeks ago, a woman I know on FaceBook posted a big rant about how there was nothing worse in the whole wide world than people over 50 with tattoos. Today, she's just posted a picture of her new tattoo. I'm not sure she gets how these things work...  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 09, 2012, 06:24:26 PM
Is she distracted easily by bright shiny things?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 09, 2012, 06:54:03 PM
I got two tickets in the mail today for Gavin Harrison's Band, "I don't remember buying these" I thought but went to put it on my calendar and thought "Sh*t, it's the same day as Stickmen!".  Then I saw the tiny print under Gavin Harrison's name - with Ozric, Tony Levin, etc.    ;D
 


 ;D

I'm seeing them in Cardiff. I've persuaded Mme Cholet to come along as she loved Tony Levin as PG's bassist. I'm slightly concerned that she'll hate every note.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 11:57:35 AM
I just took a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment.

Some of those questions are just stupid.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 10, 2012, 12:06:48 PM
please let us know what you are


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 12:08:58 PM
I am expecting a choice of

A. Psycho.  Please don't come on our course after all.

or

B. Spambot.  Please don't come on our course after all.

 ;D

I will receive telephone feedback on Tuesday, apparently.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 10, 2012, 12:14:48 PM
INTJ I reckon


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 12:18:39 PM
Intelligent James.

I like that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 12:23:17 PM
ISTP might be more likely.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 10, 2012, 12:38:12 PM
I had counselling when I was a teenager. Years later I saw my ex-counsellor in M&S and said "Hi". She ran off.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 10, 2012, 12:40:20 PM
I just bit the face off a jelly baby of that helps.  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 10, 2012, 12:51:22 PM
I just bit the face off a jelly baby of that helps.  :P

Did you then shout "STOP STARING AT ME"?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 12:53:25 PM
Had you already bitten off the legs so that it couldn't run away ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 10, 2012, 01:07:43 PM
I just bit the face off a jelly baby of that helps.  :P

Did you then shout "STOP STARING AT ME"?

A-ha a fellow Emo fan.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 10, 2012, 01:18:38 PM
Saw him last year at the Ealing Comedy festival. He was still pretty damn funny.

"Girls want you to do everything for them when you go out on a date. This girl wanted me to hold the car door open for her, but I refused and just... swam for the surface.."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 08:12:09 PM
The Blue thread is very happy.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 10, 2012, 09:16:01 PM
Sorry!  ;D

But I did post it in the happy thread too.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 09:34:27 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 10, 2012, 10:01:14 PM
Now the confused thread is confused, but probably happy.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 10:09:31 PM
Confusion, he say, don't worry, be happy.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 10, 2012, 10:16:33 PM
I thought that was Bobby McFerrin?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 10:27:21 PM
It would have been, if he hadn't been in the wrong thread.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 10, 2012, 10:52:21 PM
I have an opportunity to go out tomorrow. I've been thinking against it since I'm still 400 words short (deadline is noon tomorrow...) and feeling a bit shaky. But the Bob Ross lookalike special brain doctor I saw earlier told me I should go out more, spend more money and worry less about deadlines.  ::) Part of me wants to do what he says and if anyone asks, tell them I'm partying on doctor's orders, but the rest of me is getting worried about too much going out and being all tiredy at the Menel gig next week.

Dilemma!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 10, 2012, 11:22:58 PM
You have to do your 400 words before noon.

After that you can decide.

Ignore any fools who suggest you should worry less about deadlines  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 10, 2012, 11:53:51 PM
You have to do your 400 words before noon.

After that you can decide.

Ignore any fools who suggest you should worry less about deadlines  ::)

I think he meant that I should apply for deadline extensions rather than not sleep for a week to get things done...
100-ish more words to go, so it's looking like it's going to happen  ;D Still not sure how I'm going to feel by tomorrow and sort of need to let my mate know as soon as possible as she's giving me a lift if I'm going out  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 11, 2012, 06:31:36 AM
Generally, it's better to meet deadlines - especially if they've been set realistically and with enough notice.

Very, very occasionally, when thing are getting really tough you are better off adjusting the deadline and taking a short time out to recover.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 11, 2012, 07:03:33 AM
Who's Bob Ross?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 11, 2012, 07:25:20 AM
I think he meant that I should apply for deadline extensions rather than not sleep for a week to get things done...
What he should have said is don't leave things to the last minute, and then you will not be trying to pile it all in to the last week.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 11, 2012, 11:40:21 AM
Easier said than done...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on May 11, 2012, 12:10:13 PM
Who's Bob Ross?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ross

the happy painter.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 11, 2012, 01:23:40 PM
Easier said than done...
If it was easy then everyone would be doing it.  That does not mean it is not achieveable.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 12, 2012, 12:39:23 AM
Who's Bob Ross?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ross

the happy painter.

That guy is the personification of Zen. I saw two episodes of his painting show for the first time a few weeks ago and I have never felt so relaxed and chilled.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on May 12, 2012, 12:30:01 PM
happy trees.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on May 12, 2012, 12:49:07 PM
Who's Bob Ross?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ross

the happy painter.

His show on tv used to coincide witjh tea break & i once saw a room full of Oil Rig workers applaud at the end when the "painting" was finished ;D

That guy is the personification of Zen. I saw two episodes of his painting show for the first time a few weeks ago and I have never felt so relaxed and chilled.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 12, 2012, 01:25:08 PM
I never said that.  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 12, 2012, 01:25:28 PM
happy trees.

 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 14, 2012, 03:16:55 PM
Got a text asking how much a return ticket from London to Notts was on the train. Sent back a vague answer about booking early and it being £50-ish. This somehow resulted in a phone call about microchips, the higgs boson thingy and the best way to transport pandas.

I didn't get to the bottom of what my mate is planning, but I'm deeply worried...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 14, 2012, 03:27:45 PM
They are going to microchip all the pandas, stick them in the higgs bosun thingy, and see what effect that has on Notts.

Simples.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 14, 2012, 03:37:39 PM
Why? It'll just make the indigo buses go round the other way!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 14, 2012, 03:38:32 PM
Is that not reason enough ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on May 14, 2012, 08:51:09 PM
They are going to microchip all the pandas, stick them in the higgs bosun thingy, and see what effect that has on Notts.

Simples.

You forgot the Kigu!!   ::)

Microchip them, make them wear kigus, stick them in the higgs bosun..... etc etc.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 14, 2012, 08:52:13 PM
When I wrote it kigus did not exist.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 14, 2012, 09:07:39 PM
When I wrote it kigus did not exist.

The Kigu has always existed! Fear it!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 15, 2012, 05:12:40 AM
Erm...no.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 15, 2012, 05:50:34 AM
But pandas!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 15, 2012, 06:09:53 AM
Does anyone know what this secret tip is to "get a flatter belly" - I always see adverts for it online, but haven't the patience to find out. I once clicked one just to see what happened but there was some interminable video that kept prevaricating.

I know there's really no shortcut - and when we get the money for the house in London we're getting bikes, so that'll help. I'm just interested in knowing sh*t without being interested enough to do the work to gain the knowledge.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 15, 2012, 06:21:59 AM
I have wondered about clicking on that link too. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on May 15, 2012, 09:51:50 AM
It's an advert for 2 supplements. Slim vida and some sort of colon cleanse.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 15, 2012, 10:03:14 AM
Fair enough - I'll stick to the cycling.

Thanks Nellie.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 15, 2012, 12:42:15 PM
...some sort of colon cleanse.

Curry then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 15, 2012, 01:43:12 PM
INTJ I reckon

And I predicted "ISTP might be more likely"

My report said ISTJ

The feedback session on the phone just now produced INTP

Clear as mud then  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 15, 2012, 02:16:18 PM
Makes perfect sense to me - you're all talking bollocks.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 15, 2012, 03:11:43 PM
The hotel I am in in Cyprus is full of French soldiers, all wearing incredibly skimpy shorts.  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 15, 2012, 03:39:27 PM
Makes perfect sense to me - you're all talking bollocks.  ;D

Myers Briggs Type Indicators (Personality Types). Divined through the dark art of psychomteric testing. 

All Lawyers have them.  ;)

ISTP = Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 15, 2012, 04:02:13 PM
All Lawyers have them.  ;)

Ah, so not souls then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 15, 2012, 04:26:45 PM
All Lawyers have them.  ;)

Ah, so not souls then.

No, personalities  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 15, 2012, 04:29:32 PM
First time I've done one and I did seem to be between the extremes each time. Should make the negotiating course even more fun !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 15, 2012, 07:03:02 PM
INTJ I reckon

And I predicted "ISTP might be more likely"

My report said ISTJ

The feedback session on the phone just now produced INTP

Clear as mud then  ;D

3 out of 4 not bad - so no extremes then? that would explain how it can vary.  I am most definitely what I am.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on May 15, 2012, 09:22:21 PM
INTJ I reckon

And I predicted "ISTP might be more likely"

My report said ISTJ

The feedback session on the phone just now produced INTP

Clear as mud then  ;D

Question to fishtank:
Should I worry that I share 3 of 4 characteristics with spambot?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 15, 2012, 10:01:25 PM
INTJ I reckon

And I predicted "ISTP might be more likely"

My report said ISTJ

The feedback session on the phone just now produced INTP

Clear as mud then  ;D

Question to fishtank:
Should I worry that I share 3 of 4 characteristics with spambot?

No. Just don't share his toothbrush...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 15, 2012, 10:41:00 PM
INTJ I reckon

And I predicted "ISTP might be more likely"

My report said ISTJ

The feedback session on the phone just now produced INTP

Clear as mud then  ;D

Question to fishtank:
Should I worry that I share 3 of 4 characteristics with spambot?

No.  You should be working on the 4th so that you can aspire to perfectnessism.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 16, 2012, 08:57:56 AM
INTJ I reckon

And I predicted "ISTP might be more likely"

My report said ISTJ

The feedback session on the phone just now produced INTP

Clear as mud then  ;D

3 out of 4 not bad - so no extremes then? that would explain how it can vary.  I am most definitely what I am.

And you don't want praise or pity?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on May 16, 2012, 09:18:28 AM
The hotel I am in in Cyprus is full of French soldiers, all wearing incredibly skimpy shorts.  :o
Ooh la la!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 16, 2012, 10:54:40 AM
The hotel I am in in Cyprus is full of French soldiers, all wearing incredibly skimpy shorts.  :o
Ooh la la!
Maybe we should adopt this look onstage for the last two gigs to pull in more women...

...on second thoughts.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 16, 2012, 11:01:23 AM

Maybe we should adopt this look onstage for the last two gigs to pull in more women...


Aaaaaare you Geoff Banks in disguise?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 16, 2012, 11:40:58 AM
The hotel I am in in Cyprus is full of French soldiers, all wearing incredibly skimpy shorts.  :o
Ooh la la!
Maybe we should adopt this look onstage for the last two gigs to pull in more women...

...on second thoughts.

Maybe you should make a public statement that you are not going to adopt this look to pull in more women...  :-*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 16, 2012, 11:54:31 AM
The hotel I am in in Cyprus is full of French soldiers, all wearing incredibly skimpy shorts.  :o
Ooh la la!
Maybe we should adopt this look onstage for the last two gigs to pull in more women...


If not, that it'll certainly keep James H happy by all acccounts


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 16, 2012, 12:46:31 PM
What have I started...?  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 16, 2012, 01:09:36 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 16, 2012, 02:59:48 PM

Maybe we should adopt this look onstage for the last two gigs to pull in more women...


Aaaaaare you Geoff Banks in disguise?

Wasn't Geoff Banks in Yes?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 16, 2012, 03:01:03 PM

Maybe we should adopt this look onstage for the last two gigs to pull in more women...


Aaaaaare you Geoff Banks in disguise?

Wasn't Geoff Banks in Yes?

No, but he claims to have managed them. Or written about them. One of the two...  ;D ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 16, 2012, 03:01:26 PM

Maybe we should adopt this look onstage for the last two gigs to pull in more women...


Aaaaaare you Geoff Banks in disguise?

Wasn't Geoff Banks in Yes?

No.  That was everyone else.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 10:30:55 AM
Why's it so quiet in here today? Where the frick is everyone?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 17, 2012, 10:31:29 AM
I'm working. Bloody budgets.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 17, 2012, 10:45:57 AM
I was at a committee meeting.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 11:00:11 AM
Ah... work. I remember that...  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 17, 2012, 11:19:04 AM
I didn't say I was working - I was there as an observer. I observed.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 17, 2012, 11:20:11 AM
I am reading this in the toilet. I am doing number twos.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 17, 2012, 11:25:45 AM
Are you recording it for the Splashback album?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 17, 2012, 11:29:18 AM
Right, that's it - Simon - name change!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 17, 2012, 11:34:52 AM
Write about what you know. That's my motto.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 11:50:26 AM
Are you recording it for the Splashback album?

HEH!  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 17, 2012, 11:57:36 AM
Why's it so quiet in here today? Where the frick is everyone?

Waiting for inspiration - I'm at work, it could be some time arriving.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 12:12:17 PM
We lost access to the internet while still being able to send and receive emails.

That's just not right.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on May 17, 2012, 12:33:44 PM
Are you recording it for the Splashback album?

HEH!  :D

HEH HEH


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on May 17, 2012, 12:56:43 PM
we're the monkees? :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on May 17, 2012, 01:04:01 PM
was there ever any doubt?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 01:06:54 PM
Simon's eaten all the bananas...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 01:41:07 PM
Someone from facebook is reading their way through my reviews and clicking on many of the links.

What strange behaviour is this ?

 :o ??? ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 01:50:45 PM
Someone from facebook is reading their way through my reviews and clicking on many of the links.

What strange behaviour is this ?

 :o ??? ;D

It's not even me, this time...  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 01:59:15 PM
Another day with nothing coming in from your site  ::)

Over the last week I have had 2 referrals from The Merch Desk  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on May 17, 2012, 02:43:25 PM
Another day with nothing coming in from your site  ::)

Over the last week I have had 2 referrals from The Merch Desk  ;D
Here to help  ;D ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 03:01:13 PM
Another day with nothing coming in from your site  ::)


You see, what I did wrong was not put the link there until after most people had already read it...  :(

I can only apologise.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 03:13:53 PM
I'm going to get my own back by linking your blog in my Steven Wilson review  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 03:15:06 PM
I'm going to get my own back by linking your blog in my Steven Wilson review  ;D

After everyone's already read it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 03:28:27 PM
No - I'm expecting over 1 million hits for this one, so I thought I would flood your service provider  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 03:29:02 PM
Right.  Who just clicked on to my blog from James' review ?

 ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 03:30:35 PM
Not me!  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 17, 2012, 03:33:54 PM
Ok, that time it was me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 03:34:48 PM
That one came from Spain... .es

Or maybe that was the first one...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2012, 03:35:02 PM
Ah... work. I remember that...  ;D

So do I. Except I didn't get paid for it. And I suppose it wasn't 'proper' work...  ::)

Anyway, I spent a good chunk of the afternoon helping Mum do the bi-annual-ish Asda shop. It was alright. We survived. And I got to play Mum some of the new Wall remaster in the car. She was very impressed - like "a new recording".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 03:38:32 PM
You buy Asda twice a year ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2012, 03:42:55 PM
BOGOF.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 17, 2012, 04:08:04 PM
Just had a phonecall to say that a mate of mine has bought paint and doesn't like the French.
Not confusing things on their own, but why is he telling me?  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 05:02:39 PM
Maybe he thinks you can help with the French problem.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Neville1308 on May 17, 2012, 05:12:01 PM
That one came from Spain... .es

Or maybe that was the first one...

Guilty M'lud

 ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 17, 2012, 05:13:46 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on May 17, 2012, 09:45:40 PM
I should read it. Is there a link?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 17, 2012, 09:52:18 PM
There's one on here (http://giggingforever.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/27th-april-2012-tinyfish-peel-kingston.html).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 18, 2012, 01:47:44 AM
There's a link at the bottom of every single one of my posts on here  ::)

Or a link on your website  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on May 18, 2012, 08:54:42 AM
I've already read it, actually.  :D :D It's my age  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 19, 2012, 04:57:09 PM
A trailer for the new Flower Kings album is online. It boasts "More of the same! Nothing new!"

...So they should stop calling themselves a "progressive rock" band, then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 19, 2012, 06:44:59 PM
That's exactly what most progressive rock bands do.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on May 19, 2012, 07:09:15 PM
I'm seriously concerned for the state of my mind....

'im indoors has gone outdoors to a gig.........small chelsea fan & his bigger brother are doing sleepover stuff with friends for big ones birthday ........appears to involve lots of chocolate cake & minecraft

I'm drinking apple juice ( ;)) and watching the Chelsea match


I've finally cracked haven't I??   :-\   ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 19, 2012, 07:21:10 PM
"finally"  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on May 20, 2012, 07:11:11 AM
Is it fair to say there's nothing progresive about modern Progressive Rock?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 20, 2012, 10:03:07 AM
It depends who you're talking about, I think...

Most artists tagged with the 'prog' label aren't doing anything particularly novel, though I, for one, don't generally have a problem with that as long as they're honest about it. A good example would be, say, Big Big Train - there's absolutely nothing groundbreaking about their sound at all, but they write excellent songs, perform impeccably well and top it off with great production. All together, it makes for excellent, enjoyable music in the 'prog' styleé.

You do get albums which attempt to break new ground, but it's a risky business. It's become very similar to what happened with folk music a few years back, with the likes of Jim Moray experimenting with the form - some people loved it while others absolutely hated it, with very little opinion in between.

Personally I'm happy to use the term 'prog' - or even 'progressive rock' to describe a certain sound or approach which I recognise in my own head. Very hard to be objective about it. And most of it is derivative to a point - more a synthesis than novation.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 20, 2012, 10:14:49 AM
I've never worried too much about the 'progressive' bit, but then I also listen to new music from other genres (new rockabilly isn't exactly going to break the boundaries). It is just that the style of music got landed with the term 'progressive' when it really was a progression from the old blues-based sounds. If another label had stuck in the early 70s, we wouldn't be having the discussion, just enjoying the new albums in that genre, some of which would have taken the music on to a next level. Personally I'll just stick to calling it prog and letting other people get worked up while I enjoy the music.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on May 20, 2012, 10:22:05 AM
My post was in reply to Mouse's bit about The Flower Kings.
Personally i see Prog as just a term for a style of music that like Wilf(i think) i know in my own head what that sound is.
Don't think anything really "progressive" would have much of an audience with music listeners these days as it might be too "difficult" or just plain shit(the 2 may be the same :))


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 20, 2012, 11:25:32 AM
Do you ever enter the odd realm that is the Progressive Ears forum.
They get all frothy at the mouth about these matters, and seem to deem these acts Retro-Prog, although PEars would probably consider TFKs to be cutting edge.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on May 20, 2012, 12:29:56 PM
Don't frequent those places.
I'm still confused by what's meant by neo-prog :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 01:16:26 PM
I just hate The Flower Kings.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 01:16:54 PM
Ronny Stolt didn't think Frost* was 'prog'. Ronny is a nobber.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 20, 2012, 01:17:23 PM
Arguments about what is and what is not "prog" is very "prog", even if ultimately those arguments make very little progress.

I'm typing this listening to my favourite Trance tune (Legend B Lost In Love (Sysex Style Mix) for the trainspotters)

I like good stuff, and some bad stuff and certainly some stuff other people are indifferent to.

S'jus' music.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 20, 2012, 01:57:34 PM
Neo-Prog is 70s Prog done by any band not from the 70s.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 02:29:48 PM
Neo-Prog is 70s Prog done by any band not from the 70s.

That sounds like it was from the 80s.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 02:30:18 PM
All music on my laptop is classed as 'Music'. I like music. Ronny is still a nobber.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 20, 2012, 03:00:57 PM
I agree - the only categorisation that I find useful is "music that I like" as opposed to "music that I don't like".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 20, 2012, 03:06:12 PM
I find it works if I categorise it as 'music I like' as opposed to 'music Mouse has reviewed and told me I should not like'  ;) ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 20, 2012, 03:40:45 PM
Heh. Shut it, James.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 20, 2012, 03:44:20 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on May 20, 2012, 04:10:57 PM
Do you ever enter the odd realm that is the Progressive Ears forum.
They get all frothy at the mouth about these matters, and seem to deem these acts Retro-Prog, although PEars would probably consider TFKs to be cutting edge.


Had a wee look this afternnon :o ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 20, 2012, 04:31:29 PM
Do you ever enter the odd realm that is the Progressive Ears forum.
They get all frothy at the mouth about these matters, and seem to deem these acts Retro-Prog, although PEars would probably consider TFKs to be cutting edge.


Had a wee look this afternnon :o ;D

Frightening sometimes, lots of people with more time than sense.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 20, 2012, 05:12:22 PM
I wonder if they look at us and say the same thing.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on May 20, 2012, 05:26:12 PM
the prog label began because of what it wasn't, and now it's because of what it is.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 20, 2012, 06:09:00 PM
I wonder if they look at us and say the same thing.

Probably true in some cases.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 20, 2012, 07:25:59 PM
Went down to Chelmsford today to collect my new motor. It's just over an hour's drive.
Got there; realised that some wally had left the log book behind at home for the car I was part-exchanging.  ::)
Cursed mightily; drove back home, had some lunch then headed off to Chelmsford again. Got to garage about 10 mins before it closed, with log book this time.

Now have shiny newish motor sitting in the drive and I keep seeing it and wondering whose it is.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 21, 2012, 07:43:56 PM
My "woodland mushroom and blue cheese risotto (V)" has arrived with chicken on the side.  And cheddar instead of blue cheese.

Nice of them to surprise me with that  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 21, 2012, 08:17:11 PM
What does the "(V)" mean?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on May 21, 2012, 08:18:13 PM
What does the "(V)" mean?
Vegetarian, I suppose. Blue cheese is not (v) generally.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 21, 2012, 08:20:39 PM
It does mean vegetarian, which is why the chicken came as a bit of a shock  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 22, 2012, 06:08:31 AM
But not as much as a stock as it was to the chicken.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 22, 2012, 08:04:54 AM
Chickens are vegetarian.

Oh wait, I see what you mean...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 22, 2012, 08:29:42 AM
Chickens are vegetarian?

Tell that to the insects, slugs, etc, they happily devour!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 22, 2012, 10:55:54 AM
Chickens are vegetarian?

Tell that to the insects, slugs, etc, they happily devour!


If insects or slugs have anything but the most rudimentary communication, I find it unliklely that they would have developed the necessary conceptualisation to understand the term vegetarian, let alone be able to translate the human language used to express it.

That, combined with the fact that they have other more pressing problems (i.e. being devoured), suggests that your instruction is not terribly helpful on this occasion.

 :P  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 22, 2012, 11:22:42 AM
But not as much as a stock as it was to the chicken.

Chicken stock? :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 22, 2012, 11:39:35 AM
the prog label began because of what it wasn't, and now it's because of what it is.
Like


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Jelly on May 22, 2012, 12:08:11 PM
Hello peeps. Have I missed anything?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 22, 2012, 12:34:18 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on May 22, 2012, 03:37:20 PM
No.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 22, 2012, 04:35:50 PM
Maybe


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 22, 2012, 04:42:29 PM
Like.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 22, 2012, 04:54:55 PM
What


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 22, 2012, 05:29:38 PM
Huh?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 22, 2012, 05:32:04 PM
Duh !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on May 22, 2012, 05:37:12 PM
Who?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 22, 2012, 06:25:25 PM
Been a while Jelly - welcome back (it really hasn't changed)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 22, 2012, 06:41:09 PM
Much.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Jelly on May 23, 2012, 08:27:47 AM
Thanks Ash. Yes it seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same and that's a good thing for the Fishtank. Ah, gentle lunacy is a compelling pastime.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 23, 2012, 08:37:50 AM
Rush wrote a song about that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 23, 2012, 08:42:21 AM
Ah, gentle lunacy is a compelling pastime.

Do you mean us?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 23, 2012, 09:00:08 AM
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way.

That'll be why I moved to Wales then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 23, 2012, 02:44:55 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 23, 2012, 02:57:33 PM
Guidance on quantitative ingredient declarations  >:(

I hate it when guidance notes are more confusing thatn the legislation they provide guidance for.

Especially as part of my job is to make these notes I am writing readable for your average small business.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 23, 2012, 03:27:06 PM
If it can't be explained by using the metaphor of farmyards and piglets, it obviously shouldn't be allowed to pass as legislation.

I like piglets.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on May 23, 2012, 08:47:01 PM
Guidance on quantitative ingredient declarations  >:(

I hate it when guidance notes are more confusing thatn the legislation they provide guidance for.

Especially as part of my job is to make these notes I am writing readable for your average small business.


Small world
Was reading the guidance notes for honey labelling today
...hoping the bees understand    ???  'cos I certainly didn't ... :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 24, 2012, 09:13:17 AM
This is how you do it:

(http://www.sacredart-murals.co.uk/images/mural-rooms/Winnie-the-Pooh-Mural-7/hunny.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 24, 2012, 01:51:52 PM
If only all government/commercial legislation were like that Catherine.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 24, 2012, 03:53:49 PM
So, given the shcoik news form Simon and my continuing profilfrsaatio of gig going, I decided to buy some ear plugs.

I've been lucky/careful/fortunate not to have suffered any hearing loss as a  result of a lifetime's listening and gigging other than age related stuff (I know this cos I've been tested).

But I though maybe now was the time.

So I went onto the Tinnitus Awareness website and got a pair of their recommended ones for gigs. In keeping with a similar experience a few years ago, I found them to be almost entirely ineffective. Sure, if you just want to cut out and deaden the sounds they work fine, but you might as well put cotton wool in your ears.

I want attenuation of volume not deadening of the sound. they promise this but don't deliver. My question is has anyone got hold of some proper ones that let you enjoy the music and not feel like you're walking round with blocked ears ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 24, 2012, 04:10:39 PM
So, given the shcoik news form Simon and my continuing profilfrsaatio of gig going...

Wait, what?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 24, 2012, 04:36:17 PM
This is what I use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elacin-ER20S-musicians-hearing-protection/dp/B0034ZI9AQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337877280&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elacin-ER20S-musicians-hearing-protection/dp/B0034ZI9AQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337877280&sr=8-2)

Works for me.  I got them recommended by Steve Pitcher (I haven't seen him for a while) and have recommended to other - Pedro, for example.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Moray on May 24, 2012, 04:41:50 PM
Let me know if you find some, Bert. I bought some "musician's" earplugs to use on stage and likewise, found them to be completely useless.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on May 24, 2012, 04:48:23 PM
I'd also like to know the same thing.

The sad fact for me is that putting earplugs in has the effect of:

- Making me feel like I'm not really there somehow and therefore making me detached and not enjoying the gig as much
- Making it very hard to sing along to anything without me being louder in my own head than the band (and I do like to sing along.)
- Making me look like a tit (actually, I'm at a prog gig, that doesn't matter... :D)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 24, 2012, 05:01:06 PM
The ones that I use take the edge off the sound - typically the cymbals.  They cost about a fiver.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 24, 2012, 05:08:41 PM
If only all government/commercial legislation were like that Catherine.

Then we'd all be at the mercy of shysters and crooks who would poison us for a few extra groats in profit.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 24, 2012, 05:17:33 PM
This is what I use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elacin-ER20S-musicians-hearing-protection/dp/B0034ZI9AQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337877280&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elacin-ER20S-musicians-hearing-protection/dp/B0034ZI9AQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337877280&sr=8-2)

Works for me.  I got them recommended by Steve Pitcher (I haven't seen him for a while) and have recommended to other - Pedro, for example.

They look similar to the ones I have. They can take the edge off things a bit as Rob says and makes things a little less harsh. The only thing is, I never know just how far I should be shoving them down my lugholes, so the effect does vary between uses.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 24, 2012, 05:36:46 PM
If you can pull it out from the other side, it's in too far.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on May 24, 2012, 05:38:28 PM
I had to look back at what this thread was then!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 24, 2012, 06:37:04 PM

They look similar to the ones I have. They can take the edge off things a bit as Rob says and makes things a little less harsh. The only thing is, I never know just how far I should be shoving them down my lugholes, so the effect does vary between uses.  :D

I use plugs similar to those after Robs recommendation in an earlier thread, but also have the same problem as Mouse. My ear doc is always very forward in saying not to put things in ears that aren't meant to be there, and the next time I go to see him, I shall be taking my earplugs for a demo. At least I will if I'm more successful at remembering to take them than I am in taking them to gigs.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 24, 2012, 07:56:55 PM
I wear earplugs whenever I remember them for gigs, and they are the first thing I will pack for London on Saturday.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on May 24, 2012, 08:54:16 PM

They look similar to the ones I have. They can take the edge off things a bit as Rob says and makes things a little less harsh. The only thing is, I never know just how far I should be shoving them down my lugholes, so the effect does vary between uses.  :D

I use plugs similar to those after Robs recommendation in an earlier thread, but also have the same problem as Mouse. My ear doc is always very forward in saying not to put things in ears that aren't meant to be there, and the next time I go to see him, I shall be taking my earplugs for a demo. At least I will if I'm more successful at remembering to take them than I am in taking them to gigs.

My mum's doctor told her that the only thing she should put in her ear was her elbows /boggle


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 24, 2012, 09:06:10 PM

They look similar to the ones I have. They can take the edge off things a bit as Rob says and makes things a little less harsh. The only thing is, I never know just how far I should be shoving them down my lugholes, so the effect does vary between uses.  :D

I use plugs similar to those after Robs recommendation in an earlier thread, but also have the same problem as Mouse. My ear doc is always very forward in saying not to put things in ears that aren't meant to be there, and the next time I go to see him, I shall be taking my earplugs for a demo. At least I will if I'm more successful at remembering to take them than I am in taking them to gigs.

My mum's doctor told her that the only thing she should put in her ear was her elbows /boggle
My mother told that to me and my siblings when we were young. It's not a good thing to tell to double-jointed children because it makes them walk around with their elbows in their ears.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 24, 2012, 10:15:07 PM
The Bridge - a brilliant brilliant series, but not sure how to feel about the ending - no spoilers, but it wasn't what I was expecting, yet in a way was exactly what I was expecting.

I have to catch up on Forbrydelsen now - if it really is as good as this, we're in for a treat.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 25, 2012, 10:11:22 AM
If only all government/commercial legislation were like that Catherine.

Then we'd all be at the mercy of shysters and crooks who would poison us for a few extra groats in profit.
Yes but..hunny!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 25, 2012, 10:14:09 AM
I should like to reserve a pot, labeled "Hunny", please!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 25, 2012, 11:59:31 AM
If only all government/commercial legislation were like that Catherine.

Then we'd all be at the mercy of shysters and crooks who would poison us for a few extra groats in profit.
Yes but..hunny!

Yes darling ?

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 25, 2012, 12:02:21 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on May 25, 2012, 09:28:38 PM
I should like to reserve a pot, labeled "Hunny", please!


That'd be my pleasure Sugar!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on May 25, 2012, 11:00:09 PM
Honey is a pleasure sugar.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on May 26, 2012, 06:21:43 AM
Honey is a pleasure sugar.

Good one! :D :D :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on May 26, 2012, 07:06:03 AM
I'm confused because I really really hated my job, now suddenly I'm quite enjoying it and I don't know what changed! Maybe I shifted my own attitude or something.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2012, 11:40:20 AM
Well that's encouraging news Purdey. All I can say is; it be the devil's magic I tell'ee...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 29, 2012, 09:07:35 AM
Well who would have thought yesterday I'd know so much by today about the rules for animal feed?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 29, 2012, 09:21:53 AM
A good example of my faddish nature: I found myself ordering a copy of Baseball for Dummies last night from Amazon and paying for it to be delivered by no later than 1.00pm on Wednesday afternoon.

In the cold light of day I ask myself; how urgent is it for a Englishman in his 40s to learn the rules of Baseball?

Facebook and twitter need to be told of this.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on May 29, 2012, 09:33:03 AM
Never realised till just now that the actor playing Bronn in Game Of Thrones is Jerome Flynn of Robson & Jerome


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AndyF on May 29, 2012, 09:51:32 AM
Baseball is the greatest sport known to mankind, that's why it's important Simon!

If you can clearly explain baulking to me though when you've finished you'll be my hero - it's a rule that differentiates Americans and English in much the same way as the offside rule sets men apart from women over here...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 29, 2012, 09:52:13 AM
In the cold light of day I ask myself; how urgent is it for a Englishman in his 40s to learn the rules of Baseball?

Have you been listening to Marillion in your sleep?

http://www.marillion.com/music/lyric.htm?id=184


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on May 29, 2012, 09:53:54 AM
Baseball is the greatest sport known to mankind, that's why it's important Simon!

If you can clearly explain baulking to me though when you've finished you'll be my hero - it's a rule that differentiates Americans and English in much the same way as the offside rule sets men apart from women over here...

Baulking I understand (kind of) but the in field fly rule is a mystery to me


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 29, 2012, 09:58:38 AM
Baseball is the greatest sport known to mankind, that's why it's important Simon!

If you can clearly explain baulking to me though when you've finished you'll be my hero - it's a rule that differentiates Americans and English in much the same way as the offside rule sets men apart from women over here...
Well when a mummy Baulk and a daddy Baulk (who love each other very much), come together...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AndyF on May 29, 2012, 10:04:21 AM
You're a very silly man Simon.

Just thought you ought to know in case no one has ever told you before.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 29, 2012, 10:21:07 AM
I just looked up the term on wiki Andy and I'm pretty much as confused as you are. There seem to be a lot of subtle actions (fnar!) which can cause a dead or foul ball (fnar, fnar!). Does Baseball rely on video umpires to decide on what particular actions are declared foul or is it all down to the guys on the ground to spot any infringements? If it is the latter, they must have hawk like eyes and nerves of steel.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 29, 2012, 10:24:05 AM
And a knob of butter.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AndyF on May 29, 2012, 10:35:01 AM
You've pretty much descibed most baseball umpires! I was watching Sunday's game where the pitch bounced off the catcher, under him and pretty much straight upwards into the umpire...carefully bypassing all his...er....protection....and hitting his undercarriage at about 90mph. To be fair, he dropped like a stone, but after much smirking from the other umpires and the home team medic he got up and carried on as if nothing had happened. Balls of steel indeed!

Videos are used for some calls (home runs by the foul pole for example) but most calls are still made by the umpires. They do make mistakes obviously but not that many, and there's a general sense of fair play from both teams and fans to make sure arguments don't go too heated - mind you, it's fun to see the odd bench clearer!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 29, 2012, 11:15:52 AM
I understand about baulking - baseball commentators sometimes describe these things.  In four years of watching baseball, none of them ever described the infield fly rule.  

It's to do with the ball being caught by the infielder when someone is already on base.  

Normally, if the ball hits the ground, the base runner has to get to the next base before the ball.  So, with the infield fly rule, the infielder could allow the ball to bounce, throw the ball to second base to start a double play.  



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on May 29, 2012, 11:19:23 AM
I found the wikipedia page for the infield fly rule quite helpful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infield_fly_rule


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 29, 2012, 11:22:39 AM
<sumg>That's what I said.</smug>


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 29, 2012, 11:35:44 AM
Went to bed very late. Had people phoning me every two hours since then. Ever tried sleeping for two hours at a time in a very warm room?

Just woken again to a string of texts asking me about Welsh geography.  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 29, 2012, 11:50:47 AM
Welsh geography? Easy. It's all valleys, innit?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 29, 2012, 12:22:25 PM
F*ck knows. Apparently you need a ticket.  ???

Someone has clearly forgotten the "don't talk to me before caffiene" rule....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 29, 2012, 12:22:35 PM
And there's the hills, boyo. And the sheep.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 29, 2012, 12:25:40 PM
"I own a mobile phone for my convenience - not yours!"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on May 29, 2012, 12:30:38 PM
First there is a Hawkfest, then there is no Hawkfest there...

Also, why do some festivals have more than one name? That's just silly.

And why does my neck hurt?

This is a very confusing day.  :'(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 29, 2012, 12:35:28 PM
Yes

No

Three

A pelican

Extra starch

Not without a helmet and goggles

and..

In a field with a barrel of mead.

If any of those answers go any of the way to helping those in this thread then you my have them free and gratis.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 29, 2012, 04:21:19 PM
Agree with most of them, but often without the helmet.
Confused by the pelican though.
Now a cormorant I could understand.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 29, 2012, 05:02:16 PM
Brother walks into my room and demands his copied, thoroughly pirated DVD I borrowed well over a year ago. I knew where it was, but not where it is and a thorough search yielded no results. He now appears to be in a big mood with me, grumbling about how I mistreat his stuff and comparing the loss to a 'what if he lost my guitar?' scenario. Yes, because a blank DVD (that I gave him) with a pirated TV series on it which is now readily available to buy from all good online retailers for around £14.99 is exactly like a £400+ Fender Stratocaster, isn't it? And even though I've provided a replacement DVD he can still stick the files onto, it doesn't look like I'll be out of his bad books for some time.

For feck's sake.  ::)  He can be a great guy, but I do wish he'd descend from his super high horse at some point and stop being such an utter nobber about everything he surveys.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 29, 2012, 05:11:06 PM
Ah, small things can seem very important at times.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 29, 2012, 05:17:41 PM
Even nobbers  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 29, 2012, 08:02:01 PM
Brother walks into my room and demands his copied, thoroughly pirated DVD I borrowed well over a year ago. I knew where it was, but not where it is and a thorough search yielded no results. He now appears to be in a big mood with me, grumbling about how I mistreat his stuff and comparing the loss to a 'what if he lost my guitar?' scenario. Yes, because a blank DVD (that I gave him) with a pirated TV series on it which is now readily available to buy from all good online retailers for around £14.99 is exactly like a £400+ Fender Stratocaster, isn't it? And even though I've provided a replacement DVD he can still stick the files onto, it doesn't look like I'll be out of his bad books for some time.

For feck's sake.  ::)  He can be a great guy, but I do wish he'd descend from his super high horse at some point and stop being such an utter nobber about everything he surveys.

's family innit


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 29, 2012, 08:46:23 PM
I though baseball was a simple game - but now I'm less sure.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/rules-and-quirks/ (http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/rules-and-quirks/)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on May 29, 2012, 09:23:39 PM
I though baseball was a simple game - but now I'm less sure.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/rules-and-quirks/ (http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/rules-and-quirks/)

just enjoy the long-ball game and double-plays. After another fifteen years you get most of the rules in time for the commisioner to change them.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 29, 2012, 11:37:18 PM
Brother walks into my room and demands his copied, thoroughly pirated DVD I borrowed well over a year ago. I knew where it was, but not where it is and a thorough search yielded no results. He now appears to be in a big mood with me, grumbling about how I mistreat his stuff and comparing the loss to a 'what if he lost my guitar?' scenario. Yes, because a blank DVD (that I gave him) with a pirated TV series on it which is now readily available to buy from all good online retailers for around £14.99 is exactly like a £400+ Fender Stratocaster, isn't it? And even though I've provided a replacement DVD he can still stick the files onto, it doesn't look like I'll be out of his bad books for some time.

For feck's sake.  ::)  He can be a great guy, but I do wish he'd descend from his super high horse at some point and stop being such an utter nobber about everything he surveys.

's family innit

Aye. I'm sure he'll be alright in the morning. Now if only he'd stop announcing the world around him as "morons" when the world is very much within earshot, we'd be getting somewhere.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on May 30, 2012, 01:04:53 AM
balk, innit?

;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 30, 2012, 07:32:32 AM
Now if only he'd stop announcing the world around him as "morons" when the world is very much within earshot, we'd be getting somewhere.  :)

Unfortunately, he's largely right. I'd say at least 50% of people are morons, and even the others put in part-time moronity.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on May 30, 2012, 08:41:05 AM
balk, innit?

;D
You're not helping you know.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AndyF on May 30, 2012, 09:00:32 AM
I forgot the American alphabet goes directly from "T" to "V"  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on May 30, 2012, 09:00:34 PM
Why is it that I feel tired all evening until I get into bed when I feel wide awake again?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 31, 2012, 08:34:01 AM
Is it the fact that your bed has 500w halogen bulbs, live crabs and sheets impregnated by amphetamines?

Hate it when that happens.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 31, 2012, 12:08:12 PM
Yes, I wish they'd never had that special offer in IKEA. So tempting at the time, but in retrospect a terrible mistake.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2012, 12:42:48 PM
Yes, I wish they'd never had that special offer in IKEA. So tempting at the time, but in retrospect a terrible mistake.

There is no offer remotely special enough for me to go anywhere near IKEA. I've heard all the horror stories.

Luckily, it's about the only high street store we don't have in Norwich


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 31, 2012, 12:47:50 PM
IKEA is not a high street store anyway - it requires one of those vast out-of-town warehouses (large and blue in the case of IKEA) to operate.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2012, 12:56:05 PM
They make nice bookshelves. I've never had a problem with their stuff. And Sweden is a nice country full of nice sane people.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2012, 01:03:31 PM
IKEA is not a high street store anyway - it requires one of those vast out-of-town warehouses (large and blue in the case of IKEA) to operate.

Luckily, it's about the only high street store vast out-of-town warehouse (large and blue in the case of IKEA) we don't have in Norwich


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2012, 01:25:02 PM
They make nice bookshelves. I've never had a problem with their stuff. And Sweden is a nice country full of nice sane people.

Apart from Jim. He's just nice.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on May 31, 2012, 05:20:45 PM
I've just been researching the company, very philanthropic like most in those parts. No shareholders just a charitable foundation to take the profits.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 31, 2012, 05:48:38 PM
They make nice bookshelves. I've never had a problem with their stuff.
Billy rocks!

Our house is furnished pretty much entirely from IKEA, apart from our bed base, which is cast iron and totally brill.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 02, 2012, 08:28:49 PM
"If I wake up at 7.30 today, what time would it be tomorrow ?"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 05, 2012, 08:41:15 PM
Time you stopped asking silly questions.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 05, 2012, 10:20:57 PM
I wasn't the one asking the question...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 06, 2012, 10:20:50 AM
Well, stop it anyway.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 06, 2012, 10:23:08 AM
And tidy up.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 06, 2012, 10:45:08 AM
I do need to tidy up.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2012, 11:46:43 AM
(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs5/300W/i/2004/299/7/b/Stoppit_and_Tidyup_by_ClassicCartoons.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on June 06, 2012, 04:25:43 PM
I have to have an operation on my big toe next week, which will make it difficult to walk about much or stand up for long periods of time for the next few weeks. It's going to be sodding painful to have done but it'll be worth it in the long run.

When accepting the appointment, I made sure there were no gigs I had tickets for in the few weeks after - luckily there were not!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 06, 2012, 04:32:56 PM
I told you wearing those stilettos would give you dreadful bunions, but would you listen?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 06, 2012, 05:35:57 PM
worth it in the long run.
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 06, 2012, 07:12:13 PM
Dissertation pre-reading. It keeps tempting me with books about various bits of Greek/Egyptian/Macedonian history that aren't relevant - but I want to read them anyway...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 08, 2012, 11:59:37 AM
I'm confused as to why the bloke in front of me in the lunch queue had to buy all the pizza, fish and ravioli - so the rest of us were left with either a wait while more stuff gets cooked or just chips for lunch.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 08, 2012, 12:01:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DCpGl.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 08, 2012, 12:08:25 PM
Was the bloke this chap -

(http://toque.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/john-prescott.jpg)

- or was he just some other over-privelaged, smug, fat headed c*** who has no way of comprehending other people outside of his own sterilised, protected and paid for little bubble?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 08, 2012, 12:13:37 PM
I'd forgotten we had introduced rationing to go with the hosepipe ban.

I'm just off to buy what the heck I like for lunch...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 08, 2012, 12:14:47 PM
I think he was just being deliberately annoying...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 08, 2012, 12:15:21 PM
I made sandwiches.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 08, 2012, 12:21:15 PM
I think he was just being deliberately annoying...

Then kick him in the nuts to be deliberately annoying back.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on June 08, 2012, 12:22:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DCpGl.jpg)

now that's good photoshopping.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 08, 2012, 03:58:27 PM
Richer Sounds rather took the wind out of my sails by having my Blu-Ray player in stock (without of course having informed me), and apparently it was the cheaper player that was in the new offer, so I was not quite such a mug.

Anyway - have watched a scene from Tron Legacy and a song from Peter Gabriel to test out the 3D and it works.

Just the coverage from the Wi-fi to sort out now as the router is in the kitchen and the walls are THICK.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on June 11, 2012, 04:41:04 PM
Just checked a couple of water related websites  ::)

  :( Seems I still live in a hosepipe ban area

 ??? Seems I also live < 1 mile from 2 rivers that have amber alerts for flooding tonight.....




Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 11, 2012, 05:04:24 PM
Just checked a couple of water related websites  ::)

  :( Seems I still live in a hosepipe ban area

 ??? Seems I also live < 1 mile from 2 rivers that have amber alerts for flooding tonight.....




Maybe the hosepipe ban is for the sort of pillocks that will continue to water their garden even though it's already two feet underwater...  :P

Also confused to discover that I FINALLY have the specialist appointment I've been waiting for since January or February or whenever it was that they postponed it... and it's a week after I move back to mother's for the summer  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on June 11, 2012, 05:41:23 PM
Well at least you've got an appointment.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on June 12, 2012, 09:13:28 AM
Well at least you've got an appointment.


if it wasn't for disappointments, I wouldn't have any appointments.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 12, 2012, 09:59:42 AM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 12, 2012, 11:44:53 AM
Either all the politicians are lying, or Rupert Murdoch was lying.

How can this be so ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on June 12, 2012, 11:55:06 AM
They have all been lying, it's just that nobody is sure which lies are real.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on June 12, 2012, 02:23:14 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Lies_and_the_lying_liars.jpg/200px-Lies_and_the_lying_liars.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 13, 2012, 06:25:45 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Lies_and_the_lying_liars.jpg/200px-Lies_and_the_lying_liars.jpg)

He didn't write that book with any pre-conceptions did he ? :-)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 07:33:09 AM
Cheryl Cole grew up eating pasties and therefore taxing them is unfair on the poor.

Always good to see celebs showing a real interest in politics.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 13, 2012, 12:14:31 PM
Cheryl Cole is taxing and inflicting her on anyone is unfair


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 13, 2012, 12:18:53 PM
I wasn't aware that Cheryl Cole had been granted revenue raising powers. Could the Welsh Goverment have some please? Failing that, perhaps give them to Charlotte Church.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 12:24:35 PM
I'm not sure we should allow the Church to be involved with politics.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 01:20:49 PM
"A Tiny Fish fan was left even more confused than usual after the reformed band failed to play an encore at a gig in Amersham on Tuesday, amid reports drummer Leon had left the venue.

Singer Simon Godfrey appeared on stage alone at the Heineken Music Hall, to tell the crowd the gig was over. Fans had expected to hear All Hands Lost, which the reformed band closed a show with in St Albans on Friday.  Godfrey reportedly said: "I'm not joking, the drummer's gone home."  Many of the fans present then booed the 94-year-old frontman's announcement, according to BBC journalist Peter Shuttleworth, who was not at the concert.  "Simon just said something like 'Come on, get all your negative vibes out on me. I can take it', probably," he said.  However, Shuttleworth claims the jeers were "short-lived" and the fan still there at the end was "more bemused than disappointed, and seemed quite comfy in his greeny-blue Aran sweater".  He added: "People were just looking at each other thinking 'what's going on? when can we go home?'"  He also disputed reports that Leon - real name Leon - had stormed off stage, saying that he and guitarist Jim Sanders had hugged as they left.  The band seemed to have expressed plans to play an encore, telling the fan: "If you want us to come back, we're going up four steps, so you have to cheer loud.  Or just hang around for about 30 seconds.".

The Tiny Fish kicked off their first tour in 16 years in Brentwood last weekend. They have a summer of dates planned, including three homecoming shows in The Peel at the end of June.  Fans have dismissed speculation that the gig in Amersham signals problems for the rest of the tour, calling the show "crap" and the crowd "poor".  Several reports quote an insider who suggested there had been a problem with the drum kit carpet, but this has not been confirmed.  A bass player calling himself Paul was not at the gig and emailed BBC 6 Music: "At one point I did not see Leon waving his arms wildly at the stage mixer, obviously not happy with something."  Another, Catherine Evil, claimed Godfrey's announcement "was followed by a volley of maltesers thrown at the stage and booing".

Remaining dates on the Tiny Fish tour are expected to go ahead as planned, with the band due on stage in Slough on Thursday."






Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on June 13, 2012, 01:22:44 PM
Brilliant.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 13, 2012, 01:50:16 PM
'...Godfrey's announcement "was followed by a volley of maltesers thrown at the stage and booing".

That's what I want on my gravestone.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 13, 2012, 03:03:28 PM
So you'd like something like this:

(http://www.memorialsofdistinction.co.uk/uploads/4ab8b4c2900bd/GF124LAND.jpg)

but filled with Maltesers rather than the yucky green gravel?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 03:05:51 PM
Catherine has clearly already been considering this...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 13, 2012, 03:13:00 PM
So you'd like something like this:

(http://www.memorialsofdistinction.co.uk/uploads/4ab8b4c2900bd/GF124LAND.jpg)

but filled with Maltesers rather than the yucky green gravel?

Won't Arthur and Margaret mind you filling their grave with malteasers and burying a singer in it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 03:15:12 PM
They'll be dead angry.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 13, 2012, 03:26:36 PM
Obviously we would change the wording on the gravestone to

Simon Godfrey
1902-20??
He was a right tosser


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 13, 2012, 03:44:21 PM
I'm clearly feeling the love here.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 13, 2012, 03:54:29 PM
 :-*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 13, 2012, 03:55:32 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 04:00:12 PM
I'm clearly feeling the love here.
I think you're missing the point of how much all those maltesers are going to cost...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 13, 2012, 04:11:15 PM
Yes, we'll have to have a serious whip-round, or else divert all the Shineback profits into Maltesers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 04:16:14 PM
divert all the Shineback profits into Maltesers.
It's going to take a lot more than one packet to replace all that green stuff.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 13, 2012, 04:28:11 PM
Profits?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 13, 2012, 04:33:46 PM
There's no profit in peace.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on June 18, 2012, 03:08:04 PM
This could be excellent, or it could be terrible... http://amzn.to/Mng9Ff (http://amzn.to/Mng9Ff)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on June 18, 2012, 03:14:54 PM
I like the BEM logo but I keep thinking it's a red Indian with a headdress.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 18, 2012, 03:29:48 PM
I like the BEM logo but I keep thinking it's a red Indian with a headdress.
It wasn't really designed to be a forum avatar, I guess..it looks extremely fab at full size...

http://www.starjump.org/BEMLogo.jpg

As Jim pointed out to us - nothing says "bad" better than black and red :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 18, 2012, 03:59:01 PM
Like The Big Bad Red Spark cover?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on June 18, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
I like the BEM logo but I keep thinking it's a red Indian with a headdress.


That's really wierd 'cos I can see a gnome with big ears and a droopy pointy hat... its distinctly distracting...... ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 18, 2012, 09:21:16 PM
I like the BEM logo but I keep thinking it's a red Indian with a headdress.


That's really wierd 'cos I can see a gnome with big ears and a droopy pointy hat... its distinctly distracting...... ???

I think it looks like Mr Punch.

'sgood though  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on June 18, 2012, 10:41:20 PM
I have owned IQ's first album with Paul Menel for about 15 years.

Only today did I notice that it's actually called Nomzamo and not Nonzamo as I have read and written all that time.

What a plonker.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on June 19, 2012, 06:56:02 AM
Chris Cornell had seven guitars lined up for the show last night. In over 2 hours he only played two of them.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 19, 2012, 08:36:21 AM
I have owned IQ's first album with Paul Menel for about 15 years.

Only today did I notice that it's actually called Nomzamo and not Nonzamo as I have read and written all that time.

What a plonker.

Don't you mean plomker?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2012, 01:06:21 PM
Mme Cholet is going on hols with her mum next week. While I will spend much of my spare time playing the new Lego Batman and watching the footie, I'd like a night out.

Next Tuesday in Cardiff, both Black Stone Cherry and Patti Smith are playing.

Which should I go to, or I guess I mean which wouold you go to and why?

And that question is to number 3.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on June 19, 2012, 01:27:03 PM
I am not a number.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2012, 01:29:38 PM
I wondered who'd be first with that one  :P  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on June 19, 2012, 01:48:39 PM
I'd go see Black Stone Cherry as I enjoyed their support slot with Alter Bridge and would like to see them again, I'd forgotten about this gig and will go know to find out if tickets are sill available :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2012, 01:50:43 PM
Let me know if you are going, Mike, as it'd be good to see a friendly face.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on June 19, 2012, 01:53:36 PM
Let me know if you are going, Mike, as it'd be good to see a friendly face.

Just tried the buy tickets link on their website which directed to seetickets which says it's sold out :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2012, 02:07:38 PM
Oh well, that's that then. Found out Patti Smith is also sold out.

Marina and the Diamonds are playing on the 27th, but the first Euro semi-final is that day.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 19, 2012, 02:35:53 PM
If you're going to be on your own UB is suggest a week of ALE AND WHORES!!

...or maybe just the odd takeaway and a DVD...

...OF ALE AND WHORES!!!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 19, 2012, 02:49:10 PM
The Ale sounds good, but I have spent all this month's whoring money on 3d blu-rays.

Might have to be ALE AND CARTOONS (not neccessarily ABOUT WHORES)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 20, 2012, 02:58:04 PM
Cricket cancelled due to the death of Tom Maynard (as he is a Glamorgan player).

Obviously it's the right thing to do, but I was looking forward to it. However, the weather forecast says there will be rain this evening, so I would have got wet and the match might not have been able to finish in any case.

So confused as to what to feel. Hope the rescheduled date is one we can go to.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on June 21, 2012, 07:25:43 AM
ok you people who wfh - how do you log off facebook and the tank and log onto work?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on June 21, 2012, 07:32:35 AM
ok you people who wfh - how do you log off facebook and the tank and log onto work?

That's something I've been trying to answer for 2 years now...  ;D

Essentially, you eventually get bored of the entire internet and do some work as a bit of light relief.

Either that or you are forced to do work by sudden impending deadlines that you'd forgotten about.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on June 21, 2012, 07:46:28 AM
Why can't I change my avatar?  :(

I've gone down to 100 by 99 pixels and it still won't change.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on June 21, 2012, 08:49:26 AM
Is there a good taste filter?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on June 21, 2012, 08:54:15 AM
Is there a good taste filter?

AHHHHH! That must be it, thanks.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on June 21, 2012, 08:58:31 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 21, 2012, 09:45:29 AM
Not THIS...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600731_481824668497945_366574450_n.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on June 21, 2012, 09:58:51 AM
Why can't I change my avatar?  :(

I've gone down to 100 by 99 pixels and it still won't change.

send me new avatar and I can probably sort it for you.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on June 21, 2012, 10:03:07 AM
You know what, I'm sick of seeing it already... Don't worry!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on June 21, 2012, 10:22:33 AM
You know what, I'm sick of seeing it already... Don't worry!  ;D

Yes - but we're not!!! ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 21, 2012, 11:01:31 AM
Not THIS...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600731_481824668497945_366574450_n.jpg)

Do you mean this one?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 21, 2012, 11:11:36 AM
I'm so glad Mouse is back!  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 21, 2012, 11:48:09 AM
Was I ever away?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 21, 2012, 11:58:46 AM
Not THIS...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600731_481824668497945_366574450_n.jpg)

Do you mean this one?

I think so !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 21, 2012, 12:37:47 PM
I think that we should all start calling him "Petal" now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on June 21, 2012, 01:10:48 PM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21956-tiny-human-liver-grown-inside-mouses-head.html (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21956-tiny-human-liver-grown-inside-mouses-head.html)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 21, 2012, 01:32:52 PM
Someone needs to put James H's face under the hat of the middle chap here

(http://eurovisionmania.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Eurovision-2011-Final-Zdob-si-Zdub-Moldova.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 21, 2012, 01:39:52 PM
And Catherine's on the unicyclist.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 21, 2012, 03:08:19 PM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21956-tiny-human-liver-grown-inside-mouses-head.html (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21956-tiny-human-liver-grown-inside-mouses-head.html)

You stay away from me, Ramsay. Enough of your crazy experiments.


Title: Re: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 21, 2012, 03:54:00 PM
ok you people who wfh - how do you log off facebook and the tank and log onto work?
I'm logged into all of the above at the same time. Simples!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 21, 2012, 06:32:14 PM
I think that we should all start calling him "Petal" now.

My new name for him is Daffy  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 21, 2012, 07:43:57 PM
100 pages of confusion.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 21, 2012, 07:57:55 PM
Is that enough for a land ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 22, 2012, 04:45:27 AM
What happened ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 22, 2012, 06:34:06 AM
Oooh Confusion 101 - The worst sort of confusion.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 22, 2012, 03:29:57 PM
Today has been a mad, mad day for weather in London. At lunchtime I made the 10 minute walk up to Sainsburys and had to use both my umberella and sunglasses one after the other...TWICE.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 22, 2012, 03:39:57 PM
And how good were the sunglasses at keeping you dry ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 22, 2012, 03:44:59 PM
Rubbish. I want my money back.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on June 22, 2012, 04:11:51 PM
On Radio Football it was said that the temperature today was 3 degrees colder in Belfast than Christmas.  The weather is screwed up.  I am in the mood to write to the Met Office to complain - they really should be able to do better than this.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 22, 2012, 04:22:52 PM
Couldn't everyone just avoid Belfast ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 22, 2012, 08:12:52 PM
How long does this bleeding football go on for, anyway? When will it all be over? I can't take it any more, being effectively barred from the living room and the TV at home because I cannot stand the ridiculously over-excited commentators and the stupid baying crowds.   :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 22, 2012, 08:47:01 PM
It goes on for 90 minutes unless there is extra time and penalties.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 22, 2012, 08:50:32 PM
Although if you time it right you can have half of Gardeners World, as was granted graciously to Mme Cholet during half time this evening.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on June 22, 2012, 09:12:58 PM
I cannot stand the ridiculously over-excited commentators and the stupid baying crowds.   :(

Think yourself lucky you don't get the Greek commentators - they make BBC/ITV sound restrained.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on June 23, 2012, 08:56:41 AM
Want to borrow my vuvuzuela for a more authentic sound?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 23, 2012, 12:33:48 PM
I'm pro-vuvuzela - it's what prog needs more of...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 23, 2012, 12:52:09 PM
Confused about why horrible things happen to nice people. One of my mates has had things go wrong in just about every part of her life recently and there's nothing either of us can do to stop most of it. Every time something starts to look more positive, it goes wrong and things end up worse than they were before. I'm even running out of reassuring things to put in text messages :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 23, 2012, 01:09:15 PM
I think horrible things happen to all people, it is just easier to notice when it happens to a nice person.

Sorry to hear that, and I hope the next nice thing to happen to them does not turn horrible.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2012, 01:59:17 PM
Wot James said. (Innit.)

Bad and horrible things definitely happen to not nice people, they just can't distinguish those events from the events that they would consider to be 'normal' in their life. That's kinda sad. It's even more sad when it happens to nice people, though.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 23, 2012, 02:05:04 PM
I think horrible things happen to all people, it is just easier to notice when it happens to a nice person.

Sorry to hear that, and I hope the next nice thing to happen to them does not turn horrible.

She's coming to Celebr8 - so hopefully that'll be a good weekend!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2012, 02:49:44 PM
Why is it so hard to find fonts in the style of those used on Genesis albums? I've tried a few links now and they all lead to somewhat dead ends. Bah!  :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on June 23, 2012, 02:59:27 PM
Why is it so hard to find fonts in the style of those used on Genesis albums? I've tried a few links now and they all lead to somewhat dead ends. Bah!  :(

Did you browse around here? http://www.dafont.com/


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on June 23, 2012, 03:20:53 PM
Aren't they on www.genesisfonts.co.uk


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2012, 03:21:13 PM
Why is it so hard to find fonts in the style of those used on Genesis albums? I've tried a few links now and they all lead to somewhat dead ends. Bah!  :(

Did you browse around here? http://www.dafont.com/

Just have (thanks!), but alas, no luck. They're not really important, it'd just help me with some ideas I have... which are of no importance at all...  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 23, 2012, 03:21:29 PM
Aren't they on www.genesisfonts.co.uk

Sadly not.  ::) :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 23, 2012, 05:47:42 PM
Aren't they on www.genesisfonts.co.uk

Sadly not.  ::) :P

Have you asked VitP ? He knows stuff like this


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2012, 12:50:46 PM
Aren't they on www.genesisfonts.co.uk

Sadly not.  ::) :P

Have you asked VitP ? He knows stuff like this

Now, there's an idea.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 24, 2012, 12:51:45 PM
Quote
Dozens of novice monks have been taken to hospital after an attack by a swarm of bees in northern Thailand.

The monks were cleaning the Chedi Luang temple in Chiang Mai province on Saturday when the attack took place.

The Bangkok Post said more than 70 monks were admitted to hospital, quoting one doctor as saying he had seen 19 in serious condition.

Bee stings typically cause skin rashes and nausea but multiple attacks are more serious and occasionally deadly.

Temple abbot Phra Ratcha Jetiyajarn told the Post that 76 monks had been taken to three regional hospitals.

The paper quoted Naren Chotirosnimitr, the director of the Maharaj Nakorn hospital in Chiang Mai, as saying 53 had been treated there, with six arriving in a coma suffering with low blood pressure.

Most of the monks were later discharged.

The abbot said the bees were from hives kept at the temple. They had been no problem previously and it was unclear why they had attacked, he said.

Well, Ursula. Care to explain why bees hate monks?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 24, 2012, 04:26:13 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on June 24, 2012, 06:38:09 PM
Quote
Dozens of novice monks have been taken to hospital after an attack by a swarm of bees in northern Thailand.

The monks were cleaning the Chedi Luang temple in Chiang Mai province on Saturday when the attack took place.

The Bangkok Post said more than 70 monks were admitted to hospital, quoting one doctor as saying he had seen 19 in serious condition.

Bee stings typically cause skin rashes and nausea but multiple attacks are more serious and occasionally deadly.

Temple abbot Phra Ratcha Jetiyajarn told the Post that 76 monks had been taken to three regional hospitals.

The paper quoted Naren Chotirosnimitr, the director of the Maharaj Nakorn hospital in Chiang Mai, as saying 53 had been treated there, with six arriving in a coma suffering with low blood pressure.

Most of the monks were later discharged.

The abbot said the bees were from hives kept at the temple. They had been no problem previously and it was unclear why they had attacked, he said.

Well, Ursula. Care to explain why bees hate monks?


No idea really...
..but with thousands of sterile females and a few celibate males the comedy possibilities are endless.... ;) :o ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on June 25, 2012, 07:04:01 AM
England fans.

Before the match very patriotic. After the match calling the players sh!t and w@nkers.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 25, 2012, 07:27:42 AM
That's because the players are sh!t and w@nkers.

I am mostly confused by the idea that the boys done good to get this far.  Getting this far meant only getting out of a group which contained teams all ranked below England in the FIFA rankings, so which bit of that is done good ?  In any normal context this is the least that should have been expected, and given their current ranking they should have got to the semi finals.

Still, at least we can rely on Andy Murray to live up to is ranking and expectations...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 25, 2012, 08:10:14 AM
I hope he stays in until the quarter finals cos I've got a Centre Court ticket for the mens' quarter final day. I'm also hoping to see Roger Federer but would happily not see Nadal and Djokovic as they are both dreadful grunters.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2012, 12:10:50 PM
Oh, goody. Tennis. I suppose golf won't be far behind that, as well...  :(

Still, it'll be September soon and my sport will start again.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 25, 2012, 01:34:01 PM
Skittles?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 25, 2012, 01:46:35 PM
Marathon ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 25, 2012, 02:00:10 PM
My favourite Rush track.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2012, 02:06:23 PM
Skittles?

Taste the rainbow, motherf*cker! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaBCw59DDVA)

(Sweary link)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 25, 2012, 02:22:29 PM
You want rainbows?

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Unicorn/


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on June 25, 2012, 03:39:53 PM
Oh, goody. Tennis. I suppose golf won't be far behind that, as well...  :(

Still, it'll be September soon and my sport will start again.  ;D

For me The Tour De France starts this weekend and we have a better chance of a British winner in that than we do in any other sports


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 25, 2012, 03:48:22 PM
I'm with Mike on this. Looking forward to the Tour immensely.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 25, 2012, 04:02:29 PM
You want rainbows?

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Unicorn/

DID SOMEBODY SAY RAINBOWS?

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzb28rVhGE1r3vfwfo1_500.gif)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2012, 04:36:46 PM
My eyes have melted.


Title: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 25, 2012, 04:40:33 PM
A consequence of the White Heat of Modern Prog.


Title: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 25, 2012, 04:44:46 PM
"BIRDS: sit closer to each other when singing the dawn chorus, then you won't have to f***ing shout"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on June 25, 2012, 04:52:57 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 25, 2012, 07:43:14 PM
I'm with Mike on this. Looking forward to the Tour immensely.

Me too. Or Men In Lycra, as it's known in my house.  ;)


Title: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on June 25, 2012, 09:06:20 PM
"BIRDS: sit closer to each other when singing the dawn chorus, then you won't have to f***ing shout"
:D :D :D I might nick that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 27, 2012, 01:39:06 PM
Just taken a Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument assessment.  Stupid questions.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 27, 2012, 08:39:14 PM
Stupid questions.

And that is all we need to know - thank you for taking the test.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on June 28, 2012, 06:20:07 AM
Just taken a Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument assessment.  Stupid questions.

Quote
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode instrument consists of thirty pairs of statements. For each pair, the respondent must choose either the A or B item (for example, one item depicts collaborating while the other item describes avoiding). Each pair of statements was specifically designed, through a multi-stage research process, to be equal in social desirability.

The TKI uses two axes (influenced by the Mouton and Blake axes) called "assertiveness" and "cooperativeness." The TKI identifies five different styles of conflict: Competing (assertive, uncooperative), Avoiding (unassertive, uncooperative), Accommodating (unassertive, cooperative), Collaborating (assertive, cooperative), and Compromising (intermediate assertiveness and cooperativeness). There are some seemingly obvious, but difficult to support, similarities between anger resolution-management style ideas with other tools and theories, such as DISC assessment, Social styles, and even the theory of Five Temperaments, which is based in the theories of ancient Greece.

I bet Thea knows all abiout this then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 28, 2012, 05:08:15 PM
I think I avoided collaborating.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 28, 2012, 06:30:39 PM
And yet you work for the French.

Listen carfully, Spambot will say this only once...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on June 28, 2012, 06:37:18 PM
HELP !! HELP!! HELP!!
I may be losing my mind!! ???

I need to complete an online application for a job I fancy :)
It requires me to complete a supporting statement - no indication of any maximum length on the application form...

I've drafted one,  :D which it wouldn't let me paste in  ???  so applying trial and error to pasting it in one paragraph at a time I have established that there is a default maximum of 1,000 words.

  My draft statement is 1800 so I need to edit 800 words  :(  :'( ............Can I be bothered with the effort this is going to require??



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 28, 2012, 06:43:34 PM
Just take out all the erms.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on June 28, 2012, 06:57:14 PM
In my Spanish A Level I went back and took out all the phrases/words I wasn't 100% sure of the grammar/spelling of then manipulated the story to fit the bits I was sure of. Bingo I got an A so it worked!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 28, 2012, 07:37:26 PM
Can I be bothered with the effort this is going to require??

Yes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on June 28, 2012, 09:24:52 PM
Can I be bothered with the effort this is going to require??

Yes.


Darn it UB!!!
Editing starts 6:30 am >:(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 28, 2012, 09:41:11 PM
I'll edit it for you.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on June 28, 2012, 10:03:28 PM
Just take out all the ems.
It would make no sense at all!

Do the edit H (not from Steps or Marillion), you know you have to, even though you did just keep your promotion secondment thingy.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 29, 2012, 07:15:41 AM
Yeah, talk about being greedy  ::)

 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on June 29, 2012, 08:02:37 AM
Just take out all the ems.
It would make no sense at all!

Do the edit H (not from Steps or Marillion), you know you have to, even though you did just keep your promotion secondment thingy.

1.5 hours later has got me from 1900+ words to 1700....I'm thinking I now need to move from whole sentences to bulletpoints ....
postively grumpy now...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 29, 2012, 08:29:28 AM
Replace all the ands with punctuation.


Title: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 29, 2012, 08:50:08 AM
I wrote the supporting statement for the application for my current job after three bottles of San Miguel, and it did the trick.


Title: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 29, 2012, 08:58:12 AM
Tapatalk for Android is confusing me - it occasionally 'misattributes' posts.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 29, 2012, 09:20:28 AM
Yes, of course, Rob  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 29, 2012, 12:19:31 PM
Be quiet Siimon


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on June 29, 2012, 03:51:17 PM
Am I Catherine?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 29, 2012, 03:54:50 PM
Someone has to be...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 29, 2012, 06:06:43 PM
I'm mouse and so is my wife!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 29, 2012, 07:26:16 PM
You're married to Mouse now - why did I not get an invite?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 29, 2012, 07:29:02 PM
You're married to Mouse now - why did I not get an invite?

It was only a matter of time  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 29, 2012, 07:31:27 PM
Til I didn't get an invite? I'm hurt  :'(

Oh you meant Thea and Mouse getting married, well EVERYONE knows that's a given.

(we're so evil - I've had wine, what's your excuse)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 29, 2012, 09:24:25 PM
We don't know who The Artist Formerly Known As Mouse is being in this strange thread - if he pipes up we could all be in trouble...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 29, 2012, 09:33:53 PM
Well you could  :P  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on June 29, 2012, 09:47:13 PM
That's 2 wedding outfits I need then  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 29, 2012, 10:56:59 PM
Am I Catherine?

I don't know - are you?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on June 29, 2012, 11:03:53 PM
That's 2 wedding outfits I need then  ;)
Well, that's your funeral.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on June 30, 2012, 12:04:45 AM
Well, I'm buying a new hat anyway. Sod you lot...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on June 30, 2012, 05:19:30 PM
That's 2 wedding outfits I need then  ;)

Are Simon and Paul finally tying the knot ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 30, 2012, 10:21:40 PM
If they are, they haven't invited me either.  :'(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 01, 2012, 08:23:26 AM
Arriving at the World's End to find Purrdey there already.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 01, 2012, 08:47:12 AM
Arriving at the World's End to find Purrdey there already.

Bah lol


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 01, 2012, 10:30:08 AM
I'm just try to make sure that you-know-who hears about it...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 01, 2012, 10:35:28 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 01, 2012, 11:12:54 AM
Wondering why the forum needs to tell me QUITE so often that the app Tapatalk is available. I have purchased it for Android but don't wish to do so for iPad or iPhone. But it's telling me every time I go to a new page or attempt to reply - twice - that Tapatalk is available for iPhone. I've already cancelled this message a dozen times today, but the little bleeder is nothing if not persistent.


Title: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 01, 2012, 11:31:25 AM
It's the nature of the server plugin, I think - it may be possible for Robert to turn the message off?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 01, 2012, 06:51:19 PM
I can access the forum fine on an iPad without being reminded every time I touch the screen. But it's almost unusable on an iPhone.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 01, 2012, 07:40:48 PM
Maybe it would be better if you had Tapatalk on your iPhone.

I wonder if it is available.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 01, 2012, 10:11:41 PM
Tapatalk is available for iPhone.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 01, 2012, 10:41:33 PM
I don't get it - so you're saying tappitalk is available for iPhone as well?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 01, 2012, 10:48:33 PM
That is brilliant news, if it can possibly be true.

You'd have thought they'd be going out of their way to tell everyone about it...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 01, 2012, 11:04:04 PM
Perhaps they could put pop up reminders when people post to forums - that would surely help.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 01, 2012, 11:07:15 PM
Or maybe post it on facebook somewhere - that should get people's attention.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 02, 2012, 03:47:06 PM
From the BBC

"Enjoyed interviewing Richard Branson. Says he's rooting for Andy Murray because he'd 'love to see an Englishman win'. Hmmmm.... "

 ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 02, 2012, 04:02:10 PM
I have an account at a Comic Store - I am 44 years old.

Oh well - I'm sure 44 year olds weren't supposed to be playing video games and collecting toys either.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 02, 2012, 07:12:01 PM
From the BBC

"Enjoyed interviewing Richard Branson. Says he's rooting for Andy Murray because he'd 'love to see an Englishman win'. Hmmmm.... "

 ::)

That'll be Virgin Cable losing customers in Scotland then. Alan Hanson never recovered from saying "we" when referring to the England team.

Scottish sportsmen and women are always British when they're winning and Scottish when they lose. Watch for it, it's true once you notice  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 02, 2012, 07:25:13 PM
I recall the Frost* DVD with one album or the other where they were doing a video blog of the tour.

"Glasgow, England".  Very understanding your average Glaswegian.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 02, 2012, 08:04:07 PM
Still a step up from the Opeth tshirt which proclaimed 'Dublin - UK'.  Not many sales that evening...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 02, 2012, 08:14:35 PM
Or Boris, on hearing he was descended from a Prince of Wales... "WALES!!! Wales England??!!" He did swiftly correct himself but it did make me giggle  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 03, 2012, 08:29:37 AM
Message I received on flickr this morning:

Quote
Subject: dear Mike

    
Hi Mark ; photography is also one of my hobby; your collection are perfect; I am in textile promotion clothes bussines; can I use some of your event photos for my web page.
Regards
Goki


So I checked the website that was linked in his profile and it was for a photography company and not a textile business

I've asked him for more details about his website and why he wants to use my photos but it seems to me that he just wants to use my photos on his site to pass off as his own ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 03, 2012, 10:05:11 AM
Certainly looks that way, Mark.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 03, 2012, 10:29:22 AM
Certainly looks that way, Mark.

Thank you Tom


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on July 03, 2012, 09:10:56 PM
Simon's new Avatar ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 03, 2012, 09:23:24 PM
Who doesn't chase women in the loos? That is an actual reconstruction of me chasing Betty because she's stolen the toothpaste again.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 03, 2012, 10:19:18 PM
Who's the man in the mirror, then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 03, 2012, 11:05:07 PM
the reply:

Quote
Dear Mike ; our web page is www.vogtekstil.com
but we are creating new web page; our job is designing and producing event clothes as well ; some of your photos taken from some events ; I have seen castrol events; suzuki events . etc,
We can produce that kind of productes but we dont have that kind of photos to explain our client easly what we r doing.
I hope you can understand why I need that kind of photos.
I can write your name some part of the photos or I can write Thanks Mike to give us permition to use his photos and give a link to your pages (techinkly I have to ask my web designer)
Regards
goki

I'm still confused


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 03, 2012, 11:08:07 PM
They are going to be producing knock-off clothing which will look almost similar to some of the clothing shown in your photos.  Your photos will give people an idea of what they think they will be receiving when they order the event clothing.

 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2012, 08:41:36 AM
Who's the man in the mirror, then?
That's Igor. We don't like to mention him.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 04, 2012, 09:09:07 AM
They are going to be producing knock-off clothing which will look almost similar to some of the clothing shown in your photos.  Your photos will give people an idea of what they think they will be receiving when they order the event clothing.

 ;D

My take is they've seen clothing in some of my photos which they'd like to pass off as their own which I'm sure the original designer would take issue with.

He will be getting my reply shortly :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2012, 11:16:16 AM
So, they've found a particle that fits in with the Higgs boson. One of them, anyway. The world is jumping for joy. Except for a few who prefer to complain that there apparently aren't any practical implications.

I do wish these people would just go away. OK, so the discovery may not make your morning bus run more smoothly, but come on...  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 04, 2012, 11:25:41 AM
They may have found the Higgs Boson but I've seen the Boasson Hagen

(http://images.scribblelive.com/2012/7/4/3061c8cd-957a-4b73-b6b9-6865e4ac4510_400.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2012, 11:28:29 AM
So, they've found a particle that fits in with the Higgs boson. One of them, anyway. The world is jumping for joy. Except for a few who prefer to complain that there apparently aren't any practical implications.

I do wish these people would just go away. OK, so the discovery may not make your morning bus run more smoothly, but come on...  ::)
When people ask why we spend so much cash on such stuff I always quote the character of Sam Seabourne from the West Wing:

Sam Seaborn: There are a lot of hungry people in the world, Mal, and none of them are hungry 'cause we went to the moon. None of them are colder and certainly none of them are dumber 'cause we went to the moon.
Mallory O'Brian: And we went to the moon. Do we really have to go to Mars?
Sam Seaborn: Yes.
Mallory O'Brian: Why?
Sam Seaborn: 'Cause it's next. 'Cause we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill and we saw fire; and we crossed the ocean and we pioneered the west, and we took to the sky. The history of man is hung on a timeline of exploration and this is what's next.




Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 04, 2012, 11:33:28 AM
And do they hang around until you have finished all of the quote ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2012, 11:34:23 AM
Those who don't are not worth the breath expended to finish it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 04, 2012, 12:03:40 PM
http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/50-shades-of-grey-baby-boom-expected.html

Oh God, people are really so shallow (makes note to geet Mme Cholet a copy)

However, I guess it means their will be people around to pay my pension


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 04, 2012, 12:08:15 PM
http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/50-shades-of-grey-baby-boom-expected.html

Oh God, people are really so shallow (makes note to geet Mme Cholet a copy)

However, I guess it means their will be people around to pay my pension

Wot on erf has Whales dun to you're spelling ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 04, 2012, 12:09:53 PM
http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/50-shades-of-grey-baby-boom-expected.html

... (makes note to geet Mme Cholet a copy)



Before you do that, I suggest you read this http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-entertainment/men-puzzled-by-porn-that-you-read-2012061931006  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 04, 2012, 12:13:16 PM
http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/50-shades-of-grey-baby-boom-expected.html

Oh God, people are really so shallow (makes note to geet Mme Cholet a copy)

However, I guess it means their will be people around to pay my pension

Wot on erf has Whales dun to you're spelling ?

Pass Cook Babtridge!


Title: Re: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 04, 2012, 01:37:40 PM
The practical implications of scientific discoveries aren't always immediately obvious. Perhaps the classic example is number theory, which even one of its most prominent proponents, G.H. Hardy, described as useless except as an academic exercise. Without it most modern cryptography wouldn't exist, and therefore neither would the encryption upon which ecommerce is founded.

Scientific research is part of what makes us human. I just wish I understood more of it...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 04, 2012, 01:40:15 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/544491_10151091143326204_1583810981_n.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2012, 01:54:46 PM
Rangers FC are looking all but over as a going concern.  :o

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2168730/Rangers-booted-SPL-Scottish-rivals-reject-newco-appeal.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2168730/Rangers-booted-SPL-Scottish-rivals-reject-newco-appeal.html)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 04, 2012, 01:59:07 PM
Are they the Catholic ones or the Protestant ones?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2012, 02:02:30 PM
The latter. Whatever happens, it's going to change Scottish footie for many years to come.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 04, 2012, 02:05:33 PM
Serves them right.  But will likely continue to have adverse effects on other clubs, sadly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 04, 2012, 02:16:08 PM
Why are Portsmouth still in existence - they must have the lives of nine cats.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2012, 02:20:47 PM
If they're a Protestant team, does that mean women can join?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2012, 02:22:06 PM
Found by Charlie Brooker on Twitter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIt0xdxp5V0&feature=youtu.be

What the actual f*ck?!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 04, 2012, 02:30:46 PM
Why are Portsmouth still in existence - they must have the lives of nine cats.
Well, precisely.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on July 04, 2012, 04:23:19 PM
Found by Charlie Brooker on Twitter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIt0xdxp5V0&feature=youtu.be

What the actual f*ck?!

Peter Gabriel sings 'Strawberry Fields Forever' on the soundtrack, you know.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2012, 04:32:32 PM
As if that helps it to make more sense.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 04, 2012, 06:54:46 PM
Famous film. If you're above the age of, errrr, 50... ish...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 04, 2012, 07:05:58 PM
The latter. Whatever happens, it's going to change Scottish footie for many years to come.

Wasn't there a debate about them leaving the Scottish League and joining the English one? Serves them right then  ::) :P ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 04, 2012, 07:12:43 PM
I'm not a football fan, but it doesn't take much knowledge to know that Celtic and Rangers are the biggest teams.  The last time that one of these didn't win the league was 1985 (I stress that I didn't know this, but looked it up on wikipedia).  If I were running a team, I'd have voted for Rangers because they're needed to bring in money.  I can't believe the short term thinking here.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 04, 2012, 09:37:31 PM
I applaud the teams for taking the moral high ground as opposed to the money.  Most of them have said it will cost them, but they believe it is the right thing to do.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 04, 2012, 10:31:40 PM
The latter. Whatever happens, it's going to change Scottish footie for many years to come.

Wasn't there a debate about them leaving the Scottish League and joining the English one? Serves them right then  ::) :P ;D

Ah ! Celtic fan  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 04, 2012, 11:55:12 PM
I thought the football had finished. Why is everyone still talking about it?  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on July 05, 2012, 06:28:15 AM
It woud appear the 'elf 'n'safety elf has invaded the states.... ::) ::)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18715684 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18715684)



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 05, 2012, 06:56:27 AM
FFS


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 05, 2012, 09:07:47 AM
Oh no! Satire has become real and has assimilated bureaucracy!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 05, 2012, 09:17:39 AM
I thought the football had finished. Why is everyone still talking about it?  ;)

It's the Opium of the Masses


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 05, 2012, 05:46:14 PM
We can explain why opium has mass now that they've found the Higgs boson.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 06, 2012, 07:07:43 AM
Is it because it's Catholic?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 06, 2012, 01:14:04 PM
The "text enhance" adverty thingies on here - is everyone getting them, or is my bloke's computer being strange?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 06, 2012, 01:16:29 PM
The "text enhance" adverty thingies on here - is everyone getting them, or is my bloke's computer being strange?

Not seen those


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 06, 2012, 03:00:14 PM
what are you using to access the forum?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 06, 2012, 03:01:21 PM
I use tapatalk on my iPhone. :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 06, 2012, 03:10:59 PM
Was using chrome on bloke's pc... Not seen it using phone because blackberry have their own way of doing things :p


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 06, 2012, 03:18:21 PM
ooh Chrome, aren't you modern  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 06, 2012, 04:01:57 PM
Was using chrome on bloke's pc... Not seen it using phone because blackberry have their own way of doing things :p
I'm using chrome too and not had any problems


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on July 06, 2012, 06:08:11 PM
The final Tinyfish gig v Wimbledon Final eeeek aghhhhh  :-\  :-\  :-\  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 06, 2012, 07:02:10 PM
I use tapatalk on my iPhone. :)

You can get Tapatalk on iPhone?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on July 06, 2012, 08:08:14 PM
I use tapatalk on my iPhone. :)

You can get Tapatalk on iPhone?


You can get Tapatalk but can you get the men's finals at Wimbledon?  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 06, 2012, 10:11:30 PM
I can get the BBC text updates :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on July 06, 2012, 10:14:59 PM
I can get the BBC text updates :)

Is that by the wonders of tapatalk?



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 07, 2012, 07:59:41 AM
I was there at the final performance of All Hands Lost.

Both times.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 07, 2012, 08:01:03 AM
Not doing it tomorrow, then?

Ah well, I saw the first final performance ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on July 07, 2012, 09:05:04 AM
I'm sure I've seen several.

Is it my imagination, or did Simon used to sing the opening lines of "Stepping Out" over the intro at some point? Remembered that last night.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 07, 2012, 09:44:25 AM
Yes, he did - I remember mentioning it in a review from back when...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 07, 2012, 07:15:51 PM
I think i've seen that version twice at accoustic gigs.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 08, 2012, 07:41:56 AM
More confusion - the security at the door of Celebr8.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 08, 2012, 08:22:52 AM
It was only confusing when ladies set the machine off but were allowed in anyway...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 09, 2012, 06:59:57 AM
Everything I had - phone, keys, money, knife, semtex - was in the jacket which was not looked at when I was frisked.  And when I went back in later, sense had prevailed and there was no one making us go through the metal detector.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 09, 2012, 07:21:33 AM
I presume it was intentionally not being used on the Sunday...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 09, 2012, 07:26:12 AM
They'd realised that we weren't a clear and present danger, I think.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on July 09, 2012, 08:32:17 AM
They'd realised that we weren't a clear and present danger, I think.

Are you sure, looking at some of the audience?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 09, 2012, 09:22:39 AM
Things that are currently confusing me:

1: the current state of my life.
2: my current location.
3: a memo on my phone which simply reads "prog, marry, avoid?"
4: why iq's keyboard player is so saintly tolerant of my awful and shameless fangirlings.
5: I'm either too warm or too cold and can't work it out.
6: what to do next.

Answers on a pancake to nearest branch of home bargains.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 09, 2012, 09:27:07 AM
1. That's life.
2. Where is your current location ?
3. Just Prog It
4. Less IQ
5. I'd say too cold
6. More posts !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 09, 2012, 10:15:27 AM
For some time now, Subterranea has puzzled me a bit. I love it - the music, the lyrics, the everything - but have never really managed to work out what it's all about. So I was very relieved that I would finally get to see a staged version of this album, as that would help clarify things no end.

Or so I thought.

Since Saturday night, even though it was absolutely lovely, I'm now even more confused.

What was the significance of the white gloves?
Who was the John Jowitt lookalike figure that got strangled?
What did it all mean?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 09, 2012, 10:17:22 AM
What did it all mean?


And when it comes to IQ, that's where you're going all wrong...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 09, 2012, 11:06:57 AM
The workings of IQ would be a really good subject for a concept album.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 09, 2012, 11:12:48 AM
By IQ ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on July 09, 2012, 11:38:12 AM
By IQ ?

I think the progisphere just imploded.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 09, 2012, 11:41:46 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 09, 2012, 01:00:59 PM
Strangely tired today - can't think why...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on July 09, 2012, 01:04:52 PM
I feel like I have the world's worst hangover despite only having had 1 beer yesterday.

I guess the after-effects of jumping about, shouting and singing and having your brain turned to mush by a PA 5 feet away are rather similar to a night on the lash...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 09, 2012, 01:38:19 PM
For some time now, Subterranea has puzzled me a bit. I love it - the music, the lyrics, the everything - but have never really managed to work out what it's all about. So I was very relieved that I would finally get to see a staged version of this album, as that would help clarify things no end.

Or so I thought.

Since Saturday night, even though it was absolutely lovely, I'm now even more confused.

What was the significance of the white gloves?
Who was the John Jowitt lookalike figure that got strangled?
What did it all mean?


I thought it was just a completely less good and original rip off of The Lamb.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 09, 2012, 01:40:08 PM
I feel like I have the world's worst hangover despite only having had 1 beer yesterday.

I guess the after-effects of jumping about, shouting and singing and having your brain turned to mush by a PA 5 feet away are rather similar to a night on the lash...

That pa was immense. I thought the sound was brilliant all weekend. He's bloody good that Tim.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on July 09, 2012, 02:03:19 PM
He bloody well is, and I told him so too. The sound for Tinyfish was amongst the best I've ever heard for a live band.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 09, 2012, 02:46:09 PM
I thought it was just a completely less good and original rip off of The Lamb.
Nice synopsis, though The Lamb is a bit more comprehensible.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 09, 2012, 02:46:59 PM
The Lamb Lies Down Under Broadway then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 09, 2012, 02:50:04 PM
Most of the action in The Lamb happens underground anyway. Apparently.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 09, 2012, 02:59:32 PM
Be on your way - this is my territory.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 09, 2012, 04:27:30 PM
That pa was immense. I thought the sound was brilliant all weekend. He's bloody good that Tim.

Agreed.  Tim really did the stuff.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 10, 2012, 08:28:53 AM
Debbie didn't want to go into work today, to the extent that she was even willing to go for a walk instead.  She kept telling me that on her way in, and reminded me that at her previous job they had 5 'duvet days' where you could just phone in one morning and say you weren't coming in.

And now that she is at work, the IT system they use to record what they do during the day is down, and Kings Cross (the nearest station to her) has been closed because of overcrowding.

She's a witch.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 10, 2012, 11:47:48 AM
Does she weigh the same as a duck?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 10, 2012, 11:53:13 AM
I will see if she will let me weigh her against a duck this evening.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 10, 2012, 11:58:32 AM
She turned me into a newt.


I got better.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 10, 2012, 03:56:57 PM
Sicknote came to me with an issue today on one of her files.  There is a hearing next week in Wrexham, and she wanted confirmation that she should go.  We had already decided that someone should go to every hearing, so I knew something more was coming...  The hearing is at 11 and she told Monkey she would need a hotel overnight.  I told Monkey that if the hearing had been at 10 then that would have been acceptable, but not for something at 11.  And now she has written to the solicitors (without any reference to either myself or Monkey) saying she cannot be there because of the injury with her right hand.  It seems her husband has told her that driving 5 hours in one day is too much with her injury (she has two fingers taped together).  So I have told Monkey to tell her to get the train  ;D

Her return to work interview has not happened yet ( ::) ) and I have told Monkey I must have a meeting with him and HR before it does...she has to go.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 10, 2012, 04:13:49 PM
I bought a bar of chocolate at Celebr8. Well, from the CostCutter shop next door to the Hippodrome.

Most of it is still in the fridge at home. What's wrong with me?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 10, 2012, 04:20:52 PM
Maybe you have just been to a CostCutter before  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 10, 2012, 05:45:43 PM
That shop was epic. It sold special lady giddyade!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 11, 2012, 07:42:46 AM
It sold WHAT?!?!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 11, 2012, 07:43:24 AM
Panda Pops


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 11, 2012, 11:17:29 AM
I've had a pretty sheltered life, I know, but this sentence (from the Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2171471/Hollie-Stevens-Clown-porn-star-dies-aged-30.html), where else) really threw me this morning.

"She was also a pioneer of the niche genre, clown porn."

Huh???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 11, 2012, 11:21:20 AM
I'm glad you posted here, because on this forum, we have the world's expert in clown porn.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 11, 2012, 11:25:52 AM
You're too modest, Rob :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 11, 2012, 12:02:25 PM
Why thank you for thinking of me - I'm deeply touched.  However, like a good Cub Scout, I always think of others before myself.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 11, 2012, 12:24:36 PM
I'm glad you posted here, because on this forum, we have the world's expert in clown porn.
I thought we heard some of it on Sunday too...during Leon's Handsonic soundcheck....
"honk, honk....MORE!!....honk, honk, honk....Come on, give me MORE!!!....honk, honk...MORE!!!!"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 11, 2012, 01:23:53 PM
Re the council tenants who do not like missiles on the top of 'their' flats during the Olympics

""they look to family and friends to give them safe haven during the course of the deployment. They cannot afford to seek alternative accommodation without MOD help which has been absolutely refused.""

Can't help thinking that those flats will probably be the safest place to be during the Games...not least because they will be swarming with army types.

 ::)



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 11, 2012, 01:50:40 PM
I'm all confused because blokes are weird and I don't know what to do about that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 11, 2012, 01:52:23 PM
I'm pretty sure you'll find it's the women who are weird - blokes are very straightforward.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 11, 2012, 02:11:04 PM
Eat, drink, fart, sleep, repeat. Blokes are pretty straight forward.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 11, 2012, 02:17:35 PM
To quote Charlie Brooker: "This one wants a shag. That one wants a biscuit."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jun/01/charlie-brooker-women-men-power (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jun/01/charlie-brooker-women-men-power)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 11, 2012, 02:27:48 PM
'I for one welcome our titted overlords.'  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 11, 2012, 03:04:42 PM
Pah. Blokes are weird and complicated and do strange things to make my brain hurt.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 11, 2012, 03:06:07 PM
Sounds to me, if they're just after shags and biscuits, that the advice to women that they should be "a lady in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom" can be further reduced by eliminating the "lady in the living room" bit, as that is clearly superfluous to requirements.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 11, 2012, 03:08:44 PM
What do women want from men?

Apparently they should be a poet in the candlelight, a comedian at the dinnertable, a banker at the shoe sale and an animal in the bedroom!

Discuss.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 11, 2012, 03:11:54 PM
I've never heard of any man being bothered about what the woman does in the living room, provided she leaves the remote control well alone.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 11, 2012, 03:23:39 PM
All people are looking for someone that likes all the same things as they do, but does them all *slightly* worse.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 11, 2012, 03:54:44 PM
I'm a tauren hunter in all the rooms. I'd be happy to find someone that I can put up with for five minutes without them making a string of confusing phonecalls.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 11, 2012, 04:10:20 PM
What do women want from men?

Apparently they should be a poet in the candlelight, a comedian at the dinnertable, a banker at the shoe sale and an animal in the bedroom!

Discuss.
I thought it was a man should be a banker in the candlelight, an animal at the dinnertable, a poet at the shoe sale and a comedian in the bedroom...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 11, 2012, 04:22:23 PM
All I want is someone who knows when I need a hug and when I need to be left alone.

Fortunately I've got one.

It's our wedding anniversary tomorrow.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 11, 2012, 04:25:26 PM
I hope she doesn't disturb you then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on July 11, 2012, 04:28:24 PM
All I want is someone who knows when I need a hug and when I need to be left alone.

Fortunately I've got one.

It's our wedding anniversary tomorrow.

I'll send my congratulations now in that case.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 11, 2012, 08:08:25 PM
Fanks.

Went to Ikea this evening - I know they were vikings, but not heathens. I am the proud possessor of a small bag of mallow sheep called...

GODIS SKUM.

Of course google translate tells me that this merely means foam candy in Swedish, but I still think they are secret blasphemers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 11, 2012, 10:02:15 PM
Where do I find the privacy settings for photos on facebook ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 11, 2012, 10:04:34 PM
Go to your profile and click on your photos this should show you all your albums underneath each album is a drop down arrow which allows you to set the privacy options for that album


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on July 11, 2012, 10:05:51 PM
Although my profile is of the timeline variety if yours isn't this may be slightly different


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 11, 2012, 10:16:52 PM
Thanks, Mike.  They are all on public, so I do not understand how Rick cannot see them...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2012, 09:04:06 AM
What do women want from men?

Apparently they should be a poet in the candlelight, a comedian at the dinnertable, a banker at the shoe sale and an animal in the bedroom!

Discuss.
I thought it was a man should be a banker in the candlelight, an animal at the dinnertable, a poet at the shoe sale and a comedian in the bedroom...

I've been called a banker many times by my wife.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 12, 2012, 10:44:23 AM
Maybe you misheard...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2012, 09:20:16 AM
Your right, it may have been a parking banker.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 13, 2012, 11:51:32 AM
I didn't put the line either because I couldn't be bothered to look for the proper letter with accent. I'm just lazy and there's no excuse. :P
Just press and hold the "AltGr" key on your PC before you press the "e"....like this...é
Simplés.

Mac Users and people who don't have an AltGr key are own their own.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 13, 2012, 11:59:55 AM
I didn't put the line either because I couldn't be bothered to look for the proper letter with accent. I'm just lazy and there's no excuse. :P
Just press and hold the "AltGr" key on your PC before you press the "e"....like this...é
Simplés.

Mac Users and people who don't have an AltGr key are own their own.

We like it like that...  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 13, 2012, 12:03:46 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 13, 2012, 12:16:44 PM
I didn't put the line either because I couldn't be bothered to look for the proper letter with accent. I'm just lazy and there's no excuse. :P
Just press and hold the "AltGr" key on your PC before you press the "e"....like this...é
Simplés.

Mac Users and people who don't have an AltGr key are own their own.

And what else have you discovered since August 2011, Pedro ?  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 13, 2012, 01:02:07 PM
Trying to book a ticket from Sheff to London (St. Pancras) on the trainline - and it would only let me pick the tickets up from Paddington station  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 13, 2012, 01:27:18 PM
Never use The Trainline myself. I would always use the website of the train operator. For a start you don't get stung for a booking fee and in my experience you are more likely to get a better deal.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 13, 2012, 06:17:43 PM
I always use trainline, never ever ever Rail Easy, their service is worse than BT.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 13, 2012, 08:33:39 PM
I didn't put the line either because I couldn't be bothered to look for the proper letter with accent. I'm just lazy and there's no excuse. :P
Just press and hold the "AltGr" key on your PC before you press the "e"....like this...é
Simplés.

Mac Users and people who don't have an AltGr key are own their own.

é ú í ó ¦ á

THANK YOU, PEDRO!  ;D ;D  I've only wanted to know how to do that since I first used a computer...  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 14, 2012, 01:12:20 AM
For some time now, Subterranea has puzzled me a bit. I love it - the music, the lyrics, the everything - but have never really managed to work out what it's all about. So I was very relieved that I would finally get to see a staged version of this album, as that would help clarify things no end.

Or so I thought.

Since Saturday night, even though it was absolutely lovely, I'm now even more confused.

What was the significance of the white gloves?
Who was the John Jowitt lookalike figure that got strangled?
What did it all mean?

All will be revealed in the film... http://subterranea-movie.com/  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 14, 2012, 08:36:11 AM
 :o  ;D  8)

Blimey!

So who is stripping off then? Will they be wearing mankinis?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 14, 2012, 08:57:28 AM
:o  ;D  8)

Blimey!

So who is stripping off then? Will they be wearing mankinis?
:o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 14, 2012, 10:00:34 AM
Oh God, if the Subterranea movie is anmywhere near as awful as the Marillion Brave film then we're all in for a treat  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 14, 2012, 10:01:53 AM
Is it the same thing? Or is it an unrelated Subterranea?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 14, 2012, 11:27:46 AM
Is it the same thing? Or is it an unrelated Subterranea?

Perhaps it's the good one ?  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 14, 2012, 11:51:58 AM
We can but hope...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2012, 12:50:26 PM
I would say 'I hope at least it will make sense', but I think that's too big an ask.  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 14, 2012, 01:39:41 PM
Is it the same thing? Or is it an unrelated Subterranea?
Film based on the album from what I've heard...

It's got to be better than Brave!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 14, 2012, 04:54:13 PM
And yet I bet it isn't...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 14, 2012, 06:35:51 PM
For some time now, Subterranea has puzzled me a bit.
What was the significance of the white gloves?
I wouldn't want to leave my prints on the thing either
Who was the John Jowitt lookalike figure that got strangled?
He was the baldy who didn't draw "Bass-player" in the second round of "Bass-player/Victim/Booted-Out"...
What did it all mean?
Dunno. All I know is there was fire, a wonky domino, some personnel files, a bit of running, the cell bar shadows were the wrong way around and then they played Frequency...I think that was about it...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 14, 2012, 06:52:18 PM
I would say 'I hope at least it will make sense', but I think that's too big an ask.  :D
Nothing he's ever written makes sense. Every time one of the other members of the band is asked what such-and-such a song is about they always say "dunno, ask Pete".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 14, 2012, 07:26:06 PM
They're lovely songs, though.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 14, 2012, 07:47:28 PM
Lovely ?

I can see we're in the correct thread.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 14, 2012, 08:06:07 PM
I would say 'I hope at least it will make sense', but I think that's too big an ask.  :D
Nothing he's ever written makes sense. Every time one of the other members of the band is asked what such-and-such a song is about they always say "dunno, ask Pete".
It's perfectly simple...
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6kr2zf6zF1qb1ealo1_500.jpg)
(aren't they ADORABLE?!)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 14, 2012, 08:36:29 PM
(no)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 14, 2012, 08:49:31 PM
But they're so fluffy!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 14, 2012, 08:50:40 PM
They're really not.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 14, 2012, 09:05:14 PM
Every musician fluffs occasionally...(as in makes a mistake...not any other possible meaning, of course)...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 14, 2012, 09:09:26 PM
IQ are lovely fluffy baby ducklings and that's the end of it!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2012, 09:12:42 PM
That drawing's inaccurate - Nicholls is smiling.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 14, 2012, 10:16:21 PM
"baby ducklings"

 ::)

Although it would be fun to post that on their facebook timeline  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 14, 2012, 10:20:16 PM
"baby ducklings"

 ::)

Although it would be fun to post that on their facebook timeline  ;D
I've tweeted far worse to them...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2012, 10:30:18 PM
I talked about Fender Strats with Mike Holmes in the pub afterwards. That was nice.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 14, 2012, 10:40:24 PM
Did you tell him he was a cuddly, fluffy baby duckling ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 15, 2012, 12:40:30 AM
*Throws up into a nearby hat*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 15, 2012, 06:28:10 AM
Was it Peter's pink hat ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2012, 12:34:08 PM
Did you tell him he was a cuddly, fluffy baby duckling ?

No.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 15, 2012, 01:30:59 PM
'choc-ice' confuses me, because I would have thought it was bloody obviously racist  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 15, 2012, 02:41:29 PM
Not necessarily

(http://myweeview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/White-400x335.jpg)

Although is this racist against Native Americans?

(http://www.coastalicecream.com/image/cache/data/newimages/25485_2_Mivvi_Lolly_Visual-500x500.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 15, 2012, 02:52:36 PM
Is it coz Ashleaze Cole is strawberry ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 15, 2012, 02:59:07 PM
I'm confused.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 15, 2012, 03:27:20 PM
Don't worry, it's only football players being thick.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 15, 2012, 03:27:55 PM
ah.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 15, 2012, 03:28:03 PM
And by that I mean soccer players.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 15, 2012, 03:28:25 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 15, 2012, 03:28:34 PM
that didn't confuse me.

;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 16, 2012, 10:39:06 AM
Oh God, if the Subterranea movie is anmywhere near as awful as the Marillion Brave film then we're all in for a treat  :-\
Tinyfish should do a similar thing and make a film. Something that sums up the feel and the spirit of the band

We should call it Cowards.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 16, 2012, 10:47:00 AM
Oh, yes, please.  Do that.  Oh, yes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 16, 2012, 12:04:48 PM
Bad Elephant Movies?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 16, 2012, 12:12:50 PM
The incidental music would have to be piano with bassoon.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 16, 2012, 02:05:14 PM
It's starting to like this project.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 16, 2012, 02:05:45 PM
I wonder what talc in a bassoon would create?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on July 16, 2012, 02:16:05 PM
Spontaneously combusting musician - probably.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 16, 2012, 02:18:37 PM
Better to blow rather than suck, certainly.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 16, 2012, 03:30:03 PM
That's what Twang kept telling us just before we went on stage at Celebr8.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 16, 2012, 03:48:26 PM
He's a grubby bugger, that Twang.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 16, 2012, 10:55:34 PM
Spontaneously combusting musician - probably.


I'd best not try it then...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on July 17, 2012, 08:17:55 AM
In a couple of hours' time, I will be hopping in a taxi to go to Heathrow, where a 10 hour flight to Bangalore awaits me.

I've travelled a fair bit with work (even twice this distance- to Australia) but for some reason this trip is making me really nervous. I guess it's because it's the first time I've been anywhere that I you could consider "non-western" (although from what I hear it is much less so than it used to be...) so it's completely out of my comfort zone.

But that's what's simultaneously so exciting about it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 17, 2012, 08:19:10 AM
Just don't drink the water.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2012, 08:29:00 AM
Or eat the food.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 17, 2012, 08:29:53 AM
Or breathe


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2012, 08:30:42 AM
Basically, go into suspended animation while you are over there and you'll be fine.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 17, 2012, 08:32:31 AM
Never get out of the plane. Absolutely goddamn right! Unless you were goin' all the way... Hendry got off the plane. He split from the whole feckin' program


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 17, 2012, 08:38:01 AM
Never get ON the plane


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 17, 2012, 08:43:30 AM
(http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/avatars/avatar_81.jpg)
"The horror."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on July 17, 2012, 08:47:22 AM
I hope that his avatar hasn't been seen by anybody in India, or passport control could be interesting.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2012, 08:50:40 AM
So tell me, Mr Hendry, why are you being a flower sometimes?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 17, 2012, 09:06:33 AM
So tell me, Mr Hendry, why are you being a flower sometimes?

"A Flower ?"

do do do do

"If you go done to... etc"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on July 17, 2012, 09:58:25 AM
I knew I could count on you lot to make me feel better.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 17, 2012, 10:10:15 AM
"I'm James, and so's my wife"
(http://www.v-r-a.org/ppp/Always/alcross.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 17, 2012, 11:57:08 AM
Tagged in this photo: James, James, James, James, James, James, James, James, James and Centurion


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 17, 2012, 12:05:03 PM
Is the Centurion named James ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 17, 2012, 12:14:28 PM
Now that would be silly...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 17, 2012, 03:35:29 PM
this is a silly place.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2012, 03:55:15 PM
It is?  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 17, 2012, 04:03:19 PM
No, it isn't.
(http://www.webtrickery.com/w1bble.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 17, 2012, 06:32:35 PM
No, it isn't.
(http://www.webtrickery.com/w1bble.jpg)

Wibble


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 18, 2012, 12:26:08 AM
I can't figure out how to do this week.
I need to go to the library and get shopping. The cheap way to do this would be to get the shopping on the way back from the library, but that would mean carrying books AND shopping back on the bus.

Why can't these things be easy?  :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: hoboslobo on July 18, 2012, 11:57:14 AM
I can't figure out how to do this week.
I need to go to the library and get shopping. The cheap way to do this would be to get the shopping on the way back from the library, but that would mean carrying books AND shopping back on the bus.

Why can't these things be easy?  :(

I do not see the problem. You are a student. Student steals trolleys. Steal a trolley, put books and shopping in trolley. Get people to help you lift the trolley on to the bus. They will think this is some kind of student prank and help you. Then when you have gotten your stuff back home, deposit said trolley in the nearest canal.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 18, 2012, 03:07:40 PM
I can't figure out how to do this week.
I need to go to the library and get shopping. The cheap way to do this would be to get the shopping on the way back from the library, but that would mean carrying books AND shopping back on the bus.

Why can't these things be easy?  :(

I do not see the problem. You are a student. Student steals trolleys. Steal a trolley, put books and shopping in trolley. Get people to help you lift the trolley on to the bus. They will think this is some kind of student prank and help you. Then when you have gotten your stuff back home, deposit said trolley in the nearest canal.
You'd never get a trolly on the bus here - it's a "local" bus - they're tiny!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 18, 2012, 03:19:47 PM
tie it to the back of the bus and invent trolley surfing.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on July 18, 2012, 04:28:21 PM
No imagination these days.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on July 18, 2012, 05:42:10 PM
I am majorly confused about being a mother at the moment.  I thought we bought the food.  And didn't throw away things that belonged to the children.   ???

Virtual bread n hugs to Thea


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 18, 2012, 08:41:45 PM
I am majorly confused about being a mother at the moment.  I thought we bought the food.  And didn't throw away things that belonged to the children.   ???

Virtual bread n hugs to Thea
Cheers :)

Over the summer, I live with mother for free, providing I do my own shopping and pay for the internet - rather than paying her rent for being here. Which is a bit of a bargain, it just involves putting up with her  ::) I don't think she's being deliberately horrible, we just have opposing brain problems that don't work well together...

tie it to the back of the bus and invent trolley surfing.
Now there's an idea!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 19, 2012, 03:19:50 PM
How is this a Bungle costume?

(http://www.thefilmcell.com/productimages/38484.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 19, 2012, 03:21:24 PM
It's got a Rainbow badge on it.

Is it Ritchie Blackmore ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 20, 2012, 10:08:10 AM
Once again my employer seems to think I am doing a really good job. Bloody Hell, just imagine what might happen if I pulled my finger out and worked hard. The problem being there isn't enoug work for me to work all that hard - perhaps that is what gives me the opportunity to do the work I do have to what I hope is a consistently high standard, but I wonder how hard everyone else is working.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 20, 2012, 12:10:35 PM
Once again my employer seems to think I am doing a really good job. Bloody Hell, just imagine what might happen if I pulled my finger out and worked hard. The problem being there isn't enoug work for me to work all that hard - perhaps that is what gives me the opportunity to do the work I do have to what I hope is a consistently high standard, but I wonder how hard everyone else is working.

Perhaps they just don't know you well enough yet  ;) :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 20, 2012, 01:48:11 PM
Yes, but once we point them towards the Tinyfish forum...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 20, 2012, 02:56:54 PM
How is this a Bungle costume?

(http://www.thefilmcell.com/productimages/38484.jpg)

"I've killed your Bungle and I'm wearing his head"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 20, 2012, 03:21:12 PM
 :D - good one.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 20, 2012, 10:06:27 PM
Children's television has become pretty vicious.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 21, 2012, 07:04:06 AM
It always was. Hector's House scarred a generation.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 21, 2012, 03:01:31 PM
Hector's House? That's mild compared to the Woodentops.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 22, 2012, 09:28:38 AM
It was Paulus and Noggin the Nog that put the wind up me. Oh, and the Autons of course, but that's only natural.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 22, 2012, 05:29:32 PM
Why is it that my superfast broadband chooses the precise day I am going to watch The Fairy Queen from Glyndebourne to play silly buggers.

Fortunately it's video on demand, so I can watch it later or another day - and I'm not sure I was up for it today - tired after a good cycle, got back in time to see Bradley and Mark have a good cycle too.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 22, 2012, 07:41:01 PM
Still don't know if I want to go to Kozfest or not. Feels like it's been more faff than it's worth already and it's still a whole week away  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 22, 2012, 07:56:27 PM
Whimwise are playing.  When this forum was young and carefree, it was populated by a person called Mick, who started some of the run running threads.  He helped set up HoP with Twang.  He really didn't like Whimwise.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 22, 2012, 08:08:50 PM
Nick of Whimwise used to be in the Enid which explains much about who likes Whimwise and who doesn't :-)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 22, 2012, 09:15:19 PM
And today was going so well, until someone mentioned The Enid...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 23, 2012, 08:34:23 PM
Quote
So far the traffic system and transport networks generally are holding up well. Possibly what we’re going though is that necessary, pre-curtain-up moment of psychological self-depression before the excitement.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 23, 2012, 09:37:48 PM
Am I proudest of my eyes, my boobs or my brain?
Why isn't it raining any longer?
How many beans make five?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 23, 2012, 09:38:51 PM
Are your boobs wet ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 23, 2012, 09:47:15 PM
Smooth-talker


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on July 24, 2012, 05:00:49 AM
Not just confused, also slightly disturbed... dreamt about Mr Ramsay last night..  :o  :o  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 24, 2012, 05:15:19 AM
You're a strange kind of woman.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 24, 2012, 08:02:41 AM
Are your boobs wet ?

*checks carefully*

No, they're fine and dry, thanks.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 24, 2012, 08:58:00 AM
Not just confused, also slightly disturbed... dreamt about Mr Ramsay last night..  :o  :o  :o

Erm, anything I should studiously avoid mentioning next time I see you?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 24, 2012, 09:44:29 AM
Are your boobs wet ?

*checks carefully*

No, they're fine and dry, thanks.

Then it has stopped raining.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Moray on July 24, 2012, 12:36:25 PM
You're a strange kind of woman.

She left a trail of happiness and misery?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 24, 2012, 01:36:29 PM
You're a strange kind of woman.

She left a trail of happiness and misery?

Is her name Nancy ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 24, 2012, 01:41:39 PM
We might find out tomorow morning.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on July 24, 2012, 05:35:27 PM
Not just confused, also slightly disturbed... dreamt about Mr Ramsay last night..  :o  :o  :o

Erm, anything I should studiously avoid mentioning next time I see you?

Just don't ask what was going on


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 24, 2012, 06:46:38 PM
Went downstairs earlier and the kitchen was full of empty cider cans and the washing machine was in bits....

It confuses me that mother thought that any of last night was a good idea.  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 24, 2012, 08:44:12 PM
...and now she's bought me a new tent.  ???
Even when Mother's crazy works to my advantage, it somehow finds a way to make my brain hurt.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on July 24, 2012, 09:43:04 PM
awww, I am glad you don't have to have a gaffa tape tent  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on July 24, 2012, 09:43:37 PM
even if that means seeing Whimwise


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 24, 2012, 10:07:27 PM
I'm sure Thea can still put a little bit of gaffer tape on the new tent.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 24, 2012, 11:04:38 PM
even if that means seeing Whimwise

I like Whimwise  :-[


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 25, 2012, 07:08:19 AM
They make me think of The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

a-whim-a-wise a-whim-a-wise


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on July 25, 2012, 07:24:04 AM
The Leon Sleeps Tonight?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 25, 2012, 07:24:45 AM
Maybe you could use the gaffer tape on Whimwise.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 25, 2012, 07:32:35 AM
I was at a Jump gig when JDJ said something along the lines of them being outside the Peel whilst Whimwise were playing inside.  It made me chuckle.  To which JDJ said - "Oh, so you were there too then?".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 25, 2012, 09:00:47 AM
Portakabin have just sued us for £46.93, which is the statutory interest on invoices from January which we paid in April.

That was a brilliant way for them to lose us as a customer.  Well done.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 25, 2012, 09:22:39 AM
Maybe you could use the gaffer tape on Whimwise.

Do they have muffin tops, then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 25, 2012, 12:12:47 PM
The Leon Sleeps Tonight?

Camps out, more like.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 25, 2012, 12:24:45 PM
The Leon Sleeps Tonight?

With Toyah?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 25, 2012, 12:25:15 PM
Only with her buns.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on July 26, 2012, 12:43:36 AM
Why do I do stupid things like thinking I'm going to be happy. It doesn't work. People are never nice and I just want to go home.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 26, 2012, 05:56:18 AM
Why did I wake up so early this morning?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Brom on July 26, 2012, 07:17:31 AM
This Forum layout... to me <Previous> means the page before, not the topic before, and why does my post disappear from the unread posts after I've added something - takes me ages to find it again to read wot I wrote. (I like doing that I do).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on July 26, 2012, 08:48:13 AM
If your unread list is empty, try "all unread messages".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 26, 2012, 10:39:30 AM
And then keep trying it  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 26, 2012, 06:09:05 PM
Why does my bus always smell like a portaloo? Ugh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on July 26, 2012, 06:15:22 PM
Why does my bus always smell like a portaloo? Ugh

....well....

 ;D

I know both stories are a couple of days old now but I am confused as to why Kinder Eggs are illegal in America but guns aren't...  wtf????   ??? ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on July 26, 2012, 06:19:40 PM
Kinder Eggs are more about killing yourself rather than others, guns can do both.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 27, 2012, 03:20:17 PM
Why do Jedward wear such eye-wateringly tight trousers? And how do they get their hair to go straight up like that? I think we should be told...

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/27/article-2179680-143BF54F000005DC-360_474x702.jpg)



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on July 27, 2012, 03:41:32 PM
And why is one of them a girl?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 27, 2012, 04:04:20 PM
I can shorten that further...

Jedward: Why?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 27, 2012, 05:53:02 PM
Why do Jedward wear such eye-wateringly tight trousers? And how do they get their hair to go straight up like that? I think we should be told...

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/27/article-2179680-143BF54F000005DC-360_474x702.jpg)

Didn't punks use sugar?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on July 27, 2012, 06:18:39 PM
Egg white?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on July 27, 2012, 11:24:32 PM
They appear to style their hair on Iced Gems.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on July 28, 2012, 08:43:29 AM
I can shorten that further...

Jedward: Why?

Heh. I was going to do that !!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on July 28, 2012, 09:51:53 PM
I woke up this morning, bleary eyed went downstairs to make coffee, went to pour the milk in and nothing came out. Milk had frozen solid - in the fridge. It's on 1 so as low as it can go.  I switched it off for 15 mins, switched on and it now seems to be ok.

Bah need a new fridge I suppose.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on July 28, 2012, 10:50:10 PM
I switched it off for 15 mins, switched on and it now seems to be ok.
That's what I would have advised you do.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on July 30, 2012, 01:05:45 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 01, 2012, 04:19:31 PM
The Tinyverse #13 thread has been locked.  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 01, 2012, 04:30:55 PM
I reckon AndyR pressed the wrong button  ::)

Which shows just how quickly this lot can affect even the most professional of professionals  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Nellie on August 01, 2012, 10:08:42 PM
The Tinyverse #13 thread has been locked.  ???
I have a key  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 01, 2012, 10:13:13 PM
What-a mistake-a to make-a  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 01, 2012, 10:54:38 PM
What-a mistake-a to make-a  ::)

Are you doing a stereotypical Italian impression?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 01, 2012, 11:05:40 PM
(http://quizilla.teennick.com/user_images/V/VA/VAF/vafla/1139478348_j06_232.jpg)
Whatever gave you that idea ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 02, 2012, 07:39:38 AM
How does one go about locking a thread then? I don't think I've ever had the option, because I'm not special enough.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 02, 2012, 08:49:22 AM
You are special.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 02, 2012, 09:55:54 AM
If I'm special, how come I can't lock threads? Answer me that!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 02, 2012, 10:09:43 AM
You're so special that even keys are considered too sharp for you.  :P ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 02, 2012, 10:20:55 AM
You can lock the threads with your crayons if you try hard enough, Catherine.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 02, 2012, 10:41:57 AM
*scribbles hard with crayons*

(http://armchairspasm.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/scribble.gif)

How's that, then? Have I locked it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on August 05, 2012, 07:41:41 AM
I didn't expect to be so excited about getting a new fridge-freezer. I really need to get a life! Is it next Sunday yet?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 05, 2012, 10:43:35 AM
Don't feel surprised or confused at all m'luv. I'd be similarly excited.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 05, 2012, 10:54:24 AM
Yeah, now you can feel very surprised and confused  ::) :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2012, 12:11:59 PM
Being excited about getting a new fridge freezer is fine. I would be.

I'm confused by the fact that I'm excited about returning to Middlesbrough.  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 05, 2012, 12:19:29 PM
From Hull to Middlesborough - truly one of the world's great journeys.  ;D :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2012, 12:38:48 PM
Yes, it really is from sh*t to sh*ttier.

I get to spend an hour and forty minutes in Leeds though, so that bit will be nice.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 05, 2012, 12:39:23 PM
I'm confused by the fact that I'm excited about returning to Middlesbrough.  :o
That's just unnatural.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on August 05, 2012, 12:42:42 PM
I'm confused by the fact that I'm excited about returning to Middlesbrough.  :o
That's just unnatural.

But you're biased, and would probably only go there if at gunpoint.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Neville1308 on August 05, 2012, 12:46:12 PM
I'm confused by the fact that I'm excited about returning to Middlesbrough.  :o
That's just unnatural.

Very true.

My usual emotion is partly despair and partly gratitude that I now only find myself having to go there once every few years.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2012, 12:47:07 PM
I must stress that I am only going back up North to visit friends and will be leaving Boro as soon as I arrive there to go somewhere nicer.  :P

I wonder if Jerry Garcier's still sat in the train station, playing the Twilight Zone theme...?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Neville1308 on August 05, 2012, 12:50:25 PM
go somewhere nicer.  :P

somewhere nicer = almost anywhere (except Grangetown, Dormanstown and Hartlepool)  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2012, 12:51:43 PM
Indeedy.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 05, 2012, 01:24:45 PM
But you're biased, and would probably only go there if at gunpoint.
I used to go there quite a lot, and it was always quote a nervous experience. The covers band I worked for, Cherry Pie, had a couple of regular gigs in Middlesbrough - two of the roughest working men's clubs in the North East, and that's saying something. A local pastime was trying to trip up people carrying amplifiers, speakers etc. as they were entering the venue.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on August 05, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
I have never been to Hull or Middlesbrough so I'd be excited!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 05, 2012, 02:43:54 PM
Oh, it's 'exciting' right enough...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2012, 03:36:27 PM
I have never been to Hull or Middlesbrough so I'd be excited!

You're one of the few lucky ones.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: gr8gonzo on August 05, 2012, 05:38:15 PM
There's an app for scat. Even ambiguous scat. iPhone users can now use TranSquat (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transquat/id521546602?mt=8) to locate gender neutral restrooms to reduce the level of hassle/assault some encounter.

One can only hope there will be an Android equivalent. Hopefully with a somewhat less crude name. I was thinking Skip to My Loo?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 05, 2012, 05:57:08 PM
There's an app for scat. Even ambiguous scat. iPhone users can now use TranSquat (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transquat/id521546602?mt=8) to locate gender neutral restrooms to reduce the level of hassle/assault some encounter.

One can only hope there will be an Android equivalent. Hopefully with a somewhat less crude name. I was thinking Skip to My Loo?
i was thinking about Cleo Laine singing, actually...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Neville1308 on August 05, 2012, 06:04:04 PM
But you're biased, and would probably only go there if at gunpoint.
I used to go there quite a lot, and it was always quote a nervous experience. The covers band I worked for, Cherry Pie, had a couple of regular gigs in Middlesbrough - two of the roughest working men's clubs in the North East, and that's saying something. A local pastime was trying to trip up people carrying amplifiers, speakers etc. as they were entering the venue.

I used to be in a club band playing mainly Teesside, Sunderland and Newcastle (although we also had regular jaunts to Cumbria and Southern Scotland).

One of the most memorable incidents in Teesside happened in Grangetown WMC.  Two female members of the audience took a shine to me and decided that I would be going home with them.  I was clinging desperately to the door frame while they were dragging me by the legs to the exit.  For some reason the other band members, instead of helping me out, were just rolling around the floor laughing.  Bastards!!  Needless to say, we are not talking Claudia Schiffer and Scarlet Johanssen here, more like Ena Sharples and Nora Batty.  Eventually they decided I wasn't worth the struggle but I'm convinced I was fighting for my life back there. :-\ :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 05, 2012, 06:23:36 PM
I used to be in a club band playing mainly Teesside, Sunderland and Newcastle
....and you survived!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Neville1308 on August 05, 2012, 06:34:40 PM
I used to be in a club band playing mainly Teesside, Sunderland and Newcastle
....and you survived!

I still bear the psychological scars (and physical ones too, but that's another story  ;))

Let's say it was an unforgettable experience, especially for someone who had (as I quickly discovered) a relatively sheltered upbringing.

The truth is it was a lot of great, funny and exciting memories and only a few less happy ones.   ;D  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 05, 2012, 07:00:21 PM
I found the whole club band gig a bit demoralising. Maybe it was something to do with the glamour having worn off touring after two years with Haze - the grind of load-in/line check/chicken in a basket/first set/bingo/second set/load the van/drive home for three nights a week got to me pretty swiftly. Mostly the audiences weren't interested, the band went through the motions (they were good musicians so they got away with it), there just seemed to be no joy in it.

For the only time my involvement with music was actually putting a bit of cash in my pocket and I wasn't enjoying it at all.

Miserable bastard, eh? ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 05, 2012, 07:21:30 PM
Miserable bastard, eh? ;)
Plus ca change...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Neville1308 on August 05, 2012, 07:27:14 PM
We were not great musicians.  Adequate, but nothing special.  What we did was have a good laugh on stage.  We played to the audience with silly routines and at christmas used to do a rock and roll medley of festive songs and use loads of silly string and streamers.  I used to end the evening completely covered, with silly string draped between me and my keyboards.  So generally we got good responses from the audience and had a good time that managed to offset the less enjoyable parts (especially the bingo.... ooohhh the bingo  ???).

I remember going to see a band I think was called Haze at The Swan in Billingham (just around the corner from where I lived) around 83/84.  The Swan crowd was very fickle and Haze didn't go down very well at all.  They managed to get just enough of a response to warrant an encore, for which they played Brain Damage and Eclipse from DSotM.  The crowd went bananas and they were cheered off the stage as heroes.  Could that be the same group?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 05, 2012, 07:36:40 PM
I remember going to see a band I think was called Haze at The Swan in Billingham (just around the corner from where I lived) around 83/84.  The Swan crowd was very fickle and Haze didn't go down very well at all.  They managed to get just enough of a response to warrant an encore, for which they played Brain Damage and Eclipse from DSotM.  The crowd went bananas and they were cheered off the stage as heroes.  Could that be the same group?
Yes, that was Haze, and I remember that gig well...I say that, actually we did two gigs at the Swan, one with Twice Bitten opening, and one without a support band. They were very similar, though, with my recollection being the same as yours, Neville, in that they didn't get a great reception. The Floyd covers were always popular, though, as was the instrumental section of The Cinema Show which they often stuck in to the middle of a piece called Dig Them Mushrooms. Their cover of Van Der Graaf Generator's A Plague Of Lighthousekeepers was generally not so well received....

That was me doing sound at that gig, then, unless the sound was bad in which case it wasn't ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 05, 2012, 07:42:53 PM
Their cover of Van Der Graaf Generator's A Plague Of Lighthousekeepers was generally not so well received....
You don't say  ::)

 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 06, 2012, 05:45:55 PM
I don't know whether this is a good or a bad thing, but while we're all watching people running, jumping and generally excelling at what they do, the Government is beginning an inexorable slide into chaos.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on August 06, 2012, 05:52:28 PM
A good time to hide bad news, etc...
Actually if you can find any non-Olympic news on TV at the moment you're doing well.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 06, 2012, 06:03:55 PM
The fact that the alternative is Ed Miliband is scary...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 06, 2012, 06:05:41 PM
"We haven't got any crackers, Gromit!"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 06, 2012, 06:06:19 PM
The fact that the alternative is Ed Miliband is scary...

Well you say that, but I find his brother much creepier.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 06, 2012, 06:17:51 PM
The fact that the alternative is Ed Miliband is scary...

Well you say that, but I find his brother much creepier.

That is his only saving grace.

We're doomed !

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsL/tve9961-19691023-82.gif)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 06, 2012, 07:18:19 PM
Someone at CRF was suggesting Boris would be the next PM.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 06, 2012, 09:28:04 PM
Now, come on - that would be brilliant.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 06, 2012, 09:42:17 PM
The fact that the alternative is Ed Miliband is scary...

(http://www.menaredead.org.uk/ed-rimmer.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 06, 2012, 10:02:00 PM
I still think he sounds and looks like Butthead.

...That works in more way than one.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 07, 2012, 07:42:52 AM
Now, come on - that would be brilliant.  ;D

No - it really wouldn't. The bumbling exterior is a front for a ruthless egocentric loner who has alliances rather than friends and even less idea about the lives of ordinary people than the present incumbent.

It's like the difference between a teddy bear and a grizzly - both look cute, but the latter will bite your face off.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 07, 2012, 07:50:54 AM
The reality of this is that no matter who is suggested, more people will say no than those who say yes.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 07, 2012, 09:17:54 AM
The fact that the alternative is Ed Miliband is scary...

Well you say that, but I find his brother much creepier.
I'm glad it's not only me that thinks that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on August 07, 2012, 11:13:04 AM
What's the correct response to finding out your ex-wife has got remarried without telling you?

Not that I think she necessarily should have, but since we are unfortunately still financially linked it might actually be important...

Plus, I dunno. It feels a bit odd!  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 07, 2012, 11:40:03 AM
I seem to recall it just adds to the depression...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 07, 2012, 11:41:39 AM
Burn the witch - oh hang on, that's the answer to a different question. ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on August 07, 2012, 11:52:27 AM
I seem to recall it just adds to the depression...

Well luckily for me, the depression is long past but I'm definitely a bit confused about this...  :-\


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on August 07, 2012, 12:11:55 PM
The way the Word Superbike rules were applied on Sunday left a lot of us scratching our heads over why a race which was red flagged (stopped) on lap 10 went back to lap 8 for the result and not 9 which everybody bar two riders who crashed on that lap completed ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 09, 2012, 11:36:42 AM
Neville Shortbottom (it's a long story) is out of the car hospital, but his doctors bill is very high - he had better stay healthy for a while and breeze through his MOT next month.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 10, 2012, 09:57:59 AM
I've just upgraded my phone and having changed mobile phone providers I'm pondering upon if it's a good idea to dump my old number (the text spam I'm getting is starting to annoy me) and simply jump to the fresh number provided. My phone list is not huge so it won't be too much of a problem to let people know the new number.

Has anybody else out there faced a similar issue and if so, what did you decide to do?



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 10, 2012, 10:14:52 AM
Never mind that, did you know that you could be due to receive £3750 for the accident you had?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 10, 2012, 10:24:50 AM
I now have about four numbers on my phone - I just jettisonned the old one once I got this one. I get spam from my provider, but as yet no one elsse has the number as I use the landline whenever possible in web forms.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on August 17, 2012, 06:09:25 AM
Just how much earlier do subscribers get Prog magazine? Scheduled date for next issue is Aug 22nd but some on FB are saying they have it already.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on August 17, 2012, 06:12:31 AM
I have it. Came yesterday ((clue))


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on August 17, 2012, 06:24:11 AM
Just how much earlier do subscribers get Prog magazine? Scheduled date for next issue is Aug 22nd but some on FB are saying they have it already.

Quite surprised to find new Prog waiting for me at home on 16th Aug.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on August 17, 2012, 10:51:23 AM
I really should get my act together and subscribe. Thanks guys.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 17, 2012, 12:35:04 PM
I used to subscribe. Now I don't.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on August 17, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
I used to subscribe. Now I don't.

You may wel after this latest issue...  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on August 17, 2012, 04:22:23 PM
You're naked on the centre pages.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 17, 2012, 04:24:41 PM
Well, I was going to get one, but after that revelation...

I doubt I could cope with it in my current weakened state.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 17, 2012, 04:58:57 PM
Relax Catherine, I'm married.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 17, 2012, 05:22:28 PM
As far as I am aware, naked married men look much the same as naked unmarried men.

I'd better not go any further for fear of incriminating myself.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on August 18, 2012, 08:33:35 AM
I have no experience of that, but I suspect it depends on the observer.
Naked married man, in front of his wife, probably won't hold his stomach in...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on August 18, 2012, 09:57:14 AM
Naked in front of your wife? Do some men do such things?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on August 18, 2012, 10:06:53 AM
I hope not....not with my wife anyway!  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 18, 2012, 06:15:29 PM
It's not supposed to be this hot in the UK. I don't like it. Bring back the drought, please.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 19, 2012, 11:43:03 AM
I think it's nice to finally have some summer.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2012, 11:44:34 AM
And at a weekend = bonus.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on August 19, 2012, 12:11:51 PM
But the forecast for next weekend is rain.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 19, 2012, 01:25:15 PM
As long as it's cooler, I don't mind.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 19, 2012, 05:36:52 PM
We've just had a bit of rain here. Certainly has cooled things down a tad. Looks lovely out there now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2012, 05:52:37 PM
I hope it is not rain around the Birmingham area...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 19, 2012, 05:56:22 PM
It'd have to be a bloody big cloud if it was to reach from there to here.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 19, 2012, 06:03:12 PM
Good.  Just rain on Mouse next weekend.  That will be fine.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 19, 2012, 07:43:30 PM
It's a thunderstorm now. Evening walk cancelled.  >:(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Bert on August 19, 2012, 08:14:38 PM
I hope it is not rain around the Birmingham area...

That sounds faintly rude...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 19, 2012, 10:24:54 PM
I hope it is not rain around the Birmingham area...

Certainly on Friday I concur.

Would you PM me your number btw James, as my new phone has noone of the numbers on my old phone - that applies to several folk whose number I used to have.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on August 25, 2012, 03:10:55 PM
Possibly one of the stupidest interviewers I've read in a while
http://planetivy.com/uncategorized/8055/planet-ivy-presents-a-philosophical-debate-with-mark-tremonti-of-creedalter-bridge/


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 25, 2012, 03:26:28 PM
That's hilarious.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 25, 2012, 03:55:53 PM
I liked the questions, but they were wasted on the interviewee.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on August 25, 2012, 04:06:26 PM
I liked the questions, but they were wasted on the interviewee.

Oi!  >:(

You should read his biography, amazing person as well as an amazing guitarist


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 25, 2012, 04:30:08 PM
Maybe so, but it clearly went over his head that time...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on August 25, 2012, 04:34:44 PM
He was probably thinking W... T... F is he asking me that for? lol!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 28, 2012, 09:33:15 AM
That's an excellent interview. It reminds me of some of the stuff that Dennis Pennis used to do from the edge of the red carpet.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 29, 2012, 09:22:55 AM
Two young Irish lads on the tube last night complaining bitterly about all the Union Jacks they kept seeing in and around London and how it was an affront to their national identity.  ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 29, 2012, 09:25:04 AM
Did they think they were going to London, Ontario?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on August 29, 2012, 10:00:18 AM
Who on earth knows? Shame really as it was the first time I've seen any element of negative nationalism raise its head during the Olympics.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on August 29, 2012, 11:16:24 AM
Which part of Kilburn are they from ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on August 29, 2012, 11:21:55 AM
Two young Irish lads on the tube last night complaining bitterly about all the Union Jacks they kept seeing in and around London and how it was an affront to their national identity.  ???

I don't know whether to sigh or laugh about that.  ::) :D

Who on earth knows? Shame really as it was the first time I've seen any element of negative nationalism raise its head during the Olympics.

The Daily Mail especially seemed determined to disbelieve that people of different coloured skin can co-exist peacefully.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 29, 2012, 12:55:03 PM
To quote Kermit, it's not easy being green.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 02, 2012, 06:55:07 AM
I used to think that not very much ever happened in my village.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Man-arrested-after-seven-cars-smashed-up-with-a-shovel-31082012.htm

That all took place within 200m of my house.

Obviously, all that shovel-wielding gives you an appetite... that can only be satisfied with fish and chips.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on September 02, 2012, 10:21:29 PM
Two young Irish lads on the tube last night complaining bitterly about all the Union Jacks they kept seeing in and around London and how it was an affront to their national identity.  ???

A post appeared on my facebook wall during the Olympics telling these type of people to wise the fuck up as they were in England after all.
Idiots like those 2 on the tube need to get a life


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 02, 2012, 10:56:30 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 03, 2012, 09:33:54 AM
Two young Irish lads on the tube last night complaining bitterly about all the Union Jacks they kept seeing in and around London and how it was an affront to their national identity.  ???

A post appeared on my facebook wall during the Olympics telling these type of people to wise the fuck up as they were in England after all.
Idiots like those 2 on the tube need to get a life
Ah well. The good news is that was probably my one and only encounter with them and life goes on.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on September 03, 2012, 08:40:30 PM
Icarly

boy of 10 and boy of 12

Can anyone explain the fascination????? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 03, 2012, 08:50:00 PM
Caitlin (aged 7) likes it and I ask the same question.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 03, 2012, 10:20:13 PM
I watched about 10 minutes of "That's So Raven" once and devoloped diabetes of the eyes.

I had to keep repeating to myself "You are NOT the target audience"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on September 04, 2012, 12:06:47 AM
> diabetes of the eyes.

heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 04, 2012, 06:36:08 AM
Icarly

boy of 10 and boy of 12

Can anyone explain the fascination????? ??? ??? ???

Miranda Cosgrove?

Though I would expect it to be Wizards of Waverley Place - Selena Gomez


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 04, 2012, 07:12:15 AM
I had the misfortune to experience some Tracy Beaker once - I've just about recovered.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was the last teenage drama I could watch without complete alienation. They are now baffling to the point of brainfreeze.

My elder niece is currently obsessed with Moshi Monsters - plastic tat of some description. Why can't she collect Topps Star Wars cards like a normal person?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 04, 2012, 10:50:44 AM
The Sarah-Jane Adventures were more Doctor Who than Doctor Who was for a while - they had the Brigadier and everything! And Young Dracula is brilliant. End of.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 04, 2012, 11:40:14 AM
I'm not watching anything that isn't made by BBC East Anglia.

(http://hub.tv-ark.org.uk/images/bbc_east/bbc_east_images/idents/bbc_east_anglia.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 04, 2012, 12:52:54 PM
People retweeting me only when I drop the c bomb in my tweets.

I must try it more often.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 04, 2012, 07:33:45 PM


My elder niece is currently obsessed with Moshi Monsters - plastic tat of some description. Why can't she collect Topps Star Wars cards like a normal person?


6-9 is she?

Of all the crap that kids these days want to collect, Moshi Monsters are actually quite good.  There is a humour to the names that a lot of it only adults would understand.  To do things on the website you actually have to do maths and spelling puzzles, know flags and have other general knowledge.  And I love Big Bad Bill.  Well his song. 
My pics of the moshi bus are on fb.  (For those without primary school children who do not have a clue what I am wittering on about)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 04, 2012, 07:41:26 PM
Caitlin likes Moshi Monsters.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on September 04, 2012, 09:53:06 PM
With 4 daughters i'm well versed in all the site that they like to watch for years now.
Horrid Henry Movie was worst i've seen with them just pipping Digimon in the shit sweepstakes


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on September 05, 2012, 06:25:33 AM
When David & Sara were much younger, we went to see something called the "Pokemon Movie". 

This movie had the worst animation that I have ever seen.  Most 6 year old children have better drawing skills.  The characters sort of opened and closed thier mouths but nowhere in time to the words.

But, worse than the animation was the storyline.  I say "storyline", although in truth, I'm not sure that this word could even be applied to what was or was not happening.  From recollection - and this is not something that I like to do - the "story" could have been told in 15 seconds, but the film company had managed to stretch it out to a move hour or so.

Yet, as bad as the storyline and animation were, a movie can be recovered by having some good string characters.  Alas, not this one.  There were plenty of poorly drawn humans and poorly drawn animals, but none of them had a single once of character.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 05, 2012, 06:55:10 AM
Blair Witch 2

I need surely say no more.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 05, 2012, 07:22:37 AM
The Pokemon movie possibly works better in Japanese.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 05, 2012, 10:10:33 AM
manga is weird even in it's own language


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 05, 2012, 11:14:45 AM
Pokemon should be rubbed out. A scourge on the face of humanity.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on September 05, 2012, 11:16:11 AM
The Pokemon movie should definitely be rubbed out.  If I ever invent a time machine, this is the first thing I will do.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 05, 2012, 11:22:37 AM
Pokemon was brilliant!  :P


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 05, 2012, 11:37:15 AM
The Pokemon movie should definitely be rubbed out.  If I ever invent a time machine, this is the first thing I will do.

Seriously? The first thing I am going to do is go and invest a small sum in a bank in 1900, then, on the proceeds see The Wall at Earls Court in 1980, then I'm going to see Led Zeppelin, then I'm going to see Live Aid, then I'm going to see Queen on the Live Killers Tour, then I'm going to see Marillion in a pub somewhere in Aylesbury....

Oh and I'm going to torture the feckers who mugged me (but only after it happened as some good came of it bringing leaving London to a head) and kill the feckers who mugged Simon (before it happened)

Eradicating bad movies is pretty low down on my list.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 05, 2012, 11:51:07 AM
Pokemon was brilliant!  :P
No it wasn't.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 05, 2012, 11:54:50 AM
In the sense of being vomit-inducingly blinding it was.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 05, 2012, 11:59:26 AM
Pokemon was brilliant!  :P
No it wasn't.
It just looks less brilliant now that there's Shirokuma Cafe!
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gobuhEoT1rzs8suo1_500.gif)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 05, 2012, 12:44:50 PM
then I'm going to see Marillion in a pub somewhere in Aylesbury....

I wouldn't bother doing that again.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 05, 2012, 01:23:55 PM
Pokemon was brilliant!  :P
No it wasn't.
It just looks less brilliant now that there's Shirokuma Cafe!
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gobuhEoT1rzs8suo1_500.gif)
God help us all.

Actually, I do like the Studio Ghibli films - not quite the same, but they're so damned odd that I can't help but like 'em.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 05, 2012, 01:37:38 PM
How does the cat know that I will want to get up in 5 minutes time and why does it then come and sit on my knee and purr?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 05, 2012, 01:52:16 PM
Must be quantum.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 05, 2012, 01:54:24 PM
Capt Quantum Cat

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_sNDFfgvnrXE/SIfD8abubPI/AAAAAAAABTc/-THzrAY9xK0/s320/superhero%2Bcat.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on September 05, 2012, 06:37:33 PM
Pokemon was brilliant!  :P
No it wasn't.
It just looks less brilliant now that there's Shirokuma Cafe!
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gobuhEoT1rzs8suo1_500.gif)

Sadly I really REALLY wish this would happen on the district line!!!
Thea - You finally panda'd me!!!! ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 05, 2012, 07:38:12 PM
Pokemon was brilliant!  :P
No it wasn't.
It just looks less brilliant now that there's Shirokuma Cafe!
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gobuhEoT1rzs8suo1_500.gif)

Sadly I really REALLY wish this would happen on the district line!!!
Thea - You finally panda'd me!!!! ;)
It nearly did... http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/904264-panda-monium-as-pandas-invade-london-underground


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on September 05, 2012, 08:36:39 PM
Pokemon was brilliant!  :P
No it wasn't.
It just looks less brilliant now that there's Shirokuma Cafe!
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9gobuhEoT1rzs8suo1_500.gif)

Sadly I really REALLY wish this would happen on the district line!!!
Thea - You finally panda'd me!!!! ;)
It nearly did... http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/904264-panda-monium-as-pandas-invade-london-underground

OK  - so which one is you???? 8)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 05, 2012, 08:41:34 PM
"performers dressed in costumes"

I am so glad they included that in the report or I would have thought they were real pandas  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 05, 2012, 09:02:38 PM
http://www.kigu.co.uk/shop/animals/panda.html - best thing I ever bought! *tumbles*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 06, 2012, 08:53:37 AM
My wife and I collected all 150 Pokemon in Red and Blue. We went to a special Pokemon event in Bluewater to collect Mew, the 150th. I have a Pokemon magazine which shows us in the queue, rising above the average queuer like human skyscrapers.

But yes, the movie was crap, which is why I didn't see it :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on September 06, 2012, 10:26:52 AM
Robert,why the Pokemon collection?(my kids will want to know)

btw the movie count is up to 5 now i think


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 06, 2012, 10:39:16 AM
I have a Pikachu and a Meowth plushie, but then that probably doesn't surprise you much anymore does it?

Next mission is to collect the other sets of Topps Star Wars cards, but I need to lay off the purchases of such trinkets for a couple of months.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 06, 2012, 10:44:47 AM
Robert,why the Pokemon collection?(my kids will want to know)

btw the movie count is up to 5 now i think

This was purely in game. I don't think we have any plushie Pokemon. There may be small plastic Mew and Jiggypuff figures somewhere in the house.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 06, 2012, 11:28:47 AM
If I were in this photo, I'd think I was in an Aphex Twin video.

Reality
(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/05/article-1341482068389-13EB9ADA000005DC-442717_466x537.jpg)

Aphex Twin
(http://s0.wat.fr/f/28wfz_480x270_y1yvq.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on September 06, 2012, 12:17:53 PM
Robert,why the Pokemon collection?(my kids will want to know)

btw the movie count is up to 5 now i think

This was purely in game. I don't think we have any plushie Pokemon. There may be small plastic Mew and Jiggypuff figures somewhere in the house.

Their is a World Superbike rider called Davide Guigliano but my friends have taken to calling him Jigglypuff because it's easier to pronounce than Guigliano :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 06, 2012, 01:33:59 PM
Robert,why the Pokemon collection?(my kids will want to know)

btw the movie count is up to 5 now i think

This was purely in game. I don't think we have any plushie Pokemon. There may be small plastic Mew and Jiggypuff figures somewhere in the house.

Their is a World Superbike rider called Davide Guigliano but my friends have taken to calling him Jigglypuff because it's easier to pronounce than Guigliano :D

Does everyone fall asleep when he starts talking?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on September 06, 2012, 04:01:02 PM
Might be Giugliano - the first name of one of my colleagues at work.  Like Leon, he's of Italian decent.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 06, 2012, 05:04:01 PM
I thought Leon was half Italian and wholly indecent?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2012, 10:21:57 AM
My wife and I collected all 150 Pokemon in Red and Blue. We went to a special Pokemon event in Bluewater to collect Mew, the 150th. I have a Pokemon magazine which shows us in the queue, rising above the average queuer like human skyscrapers.

Robert, you have rendered me speechless by making me feel and think too many reactions at the same time.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2012, 10:23:01 AM
If I were in this photo, I'd think I was in an Aphex Twin video.

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/05/article-1341482068389-13EB9ADA000005DC-442717_466x537.jpg)

 :D  Supermassive limo parked outside, then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on September 12, 2012, 11:30:28 AM
My wife and I collected all 150 Pokemon in Red and Blue. We went to a special Pokemon event in Bluewater to collect Mew, the 150th. I have a Pokemon magazine which shows us in the queue, rising above the average queuer like human skyscrapers.

But yes, the movie was crap, which is why I didn't see it :D

Compared to that my ownership of both the PokeGone and Pokethulhu t-shirts pales into insignificance.
(http://www.nobleknight.com/imagecode/resize.asp?filename=pokegonetshirt.jpg&width=0&height=0)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk194/papa_dog_1999/cthulhu/pokethulhu.jpg)



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 12, 2012, 11:35:21 AM
Pokemon was a really good game for the first couple of generations. Then it all went a bit mad without actually improving the gameplay enough.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 12, 2012, 11:43:37 AM
A bit like prog then.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2012, 02:15:51 PM
Heh.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 13, 2012, 07:11:59 PM
I think I'm happy although it was very expensive.

Been a bit of a mantra this year - first Rush tickets, then box sets, and now, while putting in my pre-order for Genesis Revisited II, I accidentally ordered the remastered vinyl of Seconds Out (my favourite live album ever)

Oh well food and new clothes are overrated.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 15, 2012, 08:29:55 AM
Have booked K into a different ballet class and it has completely mucked up my Sat morning.  I am usually on my way now but instead wondering whether I have time to go shoe n coat shopping in Bromley


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 15, 2012, 09:37:07 AM
shoe n coat = goat

(http://www.goth-witch.webspace.virginmedia.com/baphomet1.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 15, 2012, 12:42:11 PM
Ash shops for goats? I thought it was more normal to kidnap them...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 15, 2012, 01:04:02 PM
you lot make me confused  ???  ;D

I did go to Clarks and primark, so K now has shoes and bargain coat.  £7!!  it is weird that a coat can cost £7 and a bag of moshi monster rubbish costs £1.50....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 16, 2012, 12:17:53 AM
you lot make me confused  ???  ;D

I did go to Clarks and primark, so K now has shoes and bargain coat.  £7!!  it is weird that a coat can cost £7 and a bag of moshi monster rubbish costs £1.50....

I bought a billion awesome black jeans from Primark at £6 each. I tried not to think of the blind sweatshop children who undoubtedly stitch them together...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 16, 2012, 12:20:20 AM
cheers for making me think of the  blind sweatshop children who undoubtedly stitch them together...  :(   ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 16, 2012, 08:27:36 AM
That stitching's going to be all over the place.  They should have got the deaf kids to do it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 16, 2012, 07:21:43 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on September 16, 2012, 11:24:19 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 17, 2012, 03:31:20 PM
That stitching's going to be all over the place.  They should have got the deaf kids to do it.

Now we're back to goats again, and poor Ash will be confused.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 17, 2012, 04:02:49 PM
(http://spc.fotolog.com/photo/12/36/73/patapon/1255196937170_f.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 18, 2012, 12:00:46 AM
That stitching's going to be all over the place.  They should have got the deaf kids to do it.

What?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 21, 2012, 08:40:02 AM
The Ikea delivery man woke me up at 6.50am to drop off our new sofa bed. I sleepily answered the door in my pants (waits for pun) then dragged all the bits upstairs and went back to bed for a bit. When I woke up again about 30 mins later, I looked over to see that I'd made a cup of tea (now cold) and switched my computer on (now warm).

I have no memory of doing that. Middle age if fun.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 21, 2012, 09:45:12 AM
Middle age if fun.

Yef it if.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2012, 09:52:27 AM
...I sleepily answered the door in my pants...

And Simon wins the prize for Worst Euphemism of the Year...  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 21, 2012, 09:56:04 AM
...I sleepily answered the door in my pants...

And Simon wins the prize for Worst Euphemism of the Year...  ;D
And surely some sort of fashion award for wearing pants with a door in them?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 21, 2012, 11:07:58 AM
Indeedy doo.  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 21, 2012, 11:40:50 AM
Don't get caught in the hinges.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 21, 2012, 11:41:26 AM
When I woke up again about 30 mins later, I looked over to see that I'd made a cup of tea (now cold) and switched my computer on (now warm).

I have no memory of doing that. Middle age if fun.

Are you sure you're not just in a rubbish version of Memento?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 21, 2012, 11:57:32 AM
Now that thought is going to fester.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 21, 2012, 12:23:39 PM
Early onset dementia?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 21, 2012, 01:46:19 PM
No, having a door in my pants. That could be handy.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on September 21, 2012, 02:34:54 PM
No, having a door in my pants. That could be handy.

they call it a Union Suit I believe.

and good for you for dragging all your bits upstairs.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 21, 2012, 03:36:39 PM
The 'man' part of me is looking forward to assembling it but the 'lazy bastard' part is hoping that if I just throw all the bits up into the air, there is a chance that it could land fully assembled.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 21, 2012, 03:47:07 PM
Beds are, essentially, box-shaped.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on September 21, 2012, 04:07:21 PM
if I just throw all the bits up into the air, there is a chance that it could land fully assembled.

Due to the size of some bed-bits, the landing after the throwing may have an adverse effect, not least being the whack from the missus after you've flattened something.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 21, 2012, 05:09:20 PM
The 'man' part of me is looking forward to assembling it but the 'lazy bastard' part is hoping that if I just throw all the bits up into the air, there is a chance that it could land fully assembled.

Have you been speaking to those friendly "Intelligent Design" people again, Simon?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on September 21, 2012, 05:21:41 PM
Actually, statistically speaking, if you did it often enough it would have to happen some time.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 22, 2012, 09:07:52 PM
Alas, statistically speaking, the Sun would go out first.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 22, 2012, 10:10:17 PM
Good job we're playing them on grass.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Dawn on September 23, 2012, 11:44:55 AM
The 'man' part of me is looking forward to assembling it but the 'lazy bastard' part is hoping that if I just throw all the bits up into the air, there is a chance that it could land fully assembled.

door in pants....man part...all the bits...

Putting the puzzle together piece by piece...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 23, 2012, 10:02:50 PM
You don't want to go there, Dawn.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 24, 2012, 10:41:58 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 25, 2012, 10:13:03 AM
School trips from this country to LA.

Seriously, WTF  :o ::) >:(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 25, 2012, 10:22:36 AM
It's OK, it gives you plenty of opportunity to hold hands with your maths teacher in the plane on the way back.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on September 25, 2012, 11:21:05 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 26, 2012, 07:38:43 AM
"Author JK Rowling says she is tempted to create a "director's cut" of two Harry Potter novels, because she ran out of time to finesse them. Rowling, whose first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, is published on Thursday, said she had deliberately taken her time to write it.

"There were a couple of the Potters and I definitely knew that they needed another year," she said.

Her final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, came out in 2007.

"I had to write on the run and there were times when it was really tough," she told BBC arts editor Will Gompertz.  "And I read them, and I think 'Oh God, maybe I'll go back and do a director's cut', I don't know. But you know what, I'm proud I was writing under the conditions under which I was writing, no-one will ever know how tough it was at times.""

I hope she means she would go back and edit them properly, rather than making them even longer...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 26, 2012, 08:07:58 AM
Is she going to have Hermione run off to Beauxbatons with Professor Flitwick?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on September 26, 2012, 09:03:47 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 26, 2012, 12:29:32 PM
"Sam Allardyce says West Ham "couldn't defend a fish supper" against Wigan. Hands up those who have successfully defended a fish supper."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on September 26, 2012, 01:21:43 PM
I once unsuccessfully defended a bag of chips against my wife.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on September 26, 2012, 02:37:51 PM
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=beach%20boys&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CEAQqQIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fculture%2Fmusic%2Fmusic-news%2F9567529%2FBeach-Boys-founders-sacked-in-middle-of-reunion-tour.html&ei=wRJjUPOZAePJ0QX7wYAQ&usg=AFQjCNEK671iey6gYgW5h7dUJtr7UvNlrg

WTF!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 26, 2012, 02:44:08 PM
"Love, 71, added that the decision was financially motivated:

"You've got to be careful not to get overexposed. There are promoters who are interested [in more shows by the reunited line-up], but they've said, 'Give it a rest for a year'. The Eagles found out the hard way when they went out for a second year and wound up selling tickets for $5.""

HRH Beach coming to a sandbank near you soon.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 27, 2012, 12:12:30 AM
That's nuts, that is. Maybe Mike Love and Chris Squire should form a band?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 27, 2012, 07:17:21 AM
Squove


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on September 27, 2012, 07:19:53 AM
Which would be better than Lire.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 27, 2012, 05:09:33 PM
Wondering if I should call mother and ask for money for "books"... 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 27, 2012, 05:10:18 PM
Which would be better than Lire.

It's Euros now.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on September 27, 2012, 05:40:00 PM
Wondering if I should call mother and ask for money for "books"... 

That's what I've done so I can actually get into the hall this weekend. Also, I asked my mother, not your's. Also, I said it was for "booze"... Of course, I meant booze.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 27, 2012, 05:56:20 PM
Wondering if I should call mother and ask for money for "books"... 

That's what I've done so I can actually get into the hall this weekend. Also, I asked my mother, not your's. Also, I said it was for "booze"... Of course, I meant booze.
Might go for it then, since I've never asked for money since I started uni...
Although Mouse might have had more luck...
"Who is this?"
"I'm a mouse and I want booze!"
"Ok then..."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 27, 2012, 07:40:38 PM
Apparently I can have some money for "books" if I go and see my sister on her birthday.
Now I'm all tempted...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 27, 2012, 07:44:24 PM
That was a bit easy...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 27, 2012, 07:49:52 PM
Yes, but now I have to see my sister  :P

And there may be other things that I should spend money on. But those are things which are not gigs. *dilemma*


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 27, 2012, 07:52:02 PM
Just make sure to tell your sister what brought you to visit her  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 27, 2012, 07:58:13 PM
Apparently 8 + £40,000 = 4 + £220,000


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on September 27, 2012, 07:59:59 PM
One weeks' salary apparently.

I don't understand why AF wasn't cited. 


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on September 27, 2012, 08:05:58 PM
Maybe he was...they managed to keep it very quiet that Rio was fined £45,000 by The FA for his choc ice tweet.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on September 27, 2012, 08:07:26 PM
Just make sure to tell your sister what brought you to visit her  ;)
Last time I saw her, she locked me in her car and played the Elmo song at me.
I'm going to give her a Fripp-esque look of disapproval (with a bow on).


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 27, 2012, 09:44:39 PM
(with a bow on).

Is that some girl's thing that men don't know about?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on September 29, 2012, 07:10:51 PM
Just walked out of a gig that I was quite enjoying....this doesn't feel right at all.
Got a table in the curry house straight away, but still, feels odd.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 04, 2012, 12:21:05 PM
""People don't realise there's no money in amateur boxing at all. You do it for the glory and the prestige.""

 ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 05, 2012, 11:08:55 AM
Blue honey? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19840555) ??


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 05, 2012, 11:48:51 AM
Blue honey? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19840555) ??
I WOULD TOTALLY BUY BLUE HONEY.
Those silly French bee-dudes. They should do whole rainbows!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 05, 2012, 12:25:04 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbf6ga0Rrh1qb1ealo1_500.jpg)
From my uni's overheard in the library group....
HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET INTO UNI?!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on October 05, 2012, 02:06:27 PM
Blue honey? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19840555) ??

LOL !!! :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D

- it is however well known (amongst bee keepers at least) that a shortage of flowers late autumn can lead to bees feeding from elderberries and then producing proper purple honey 8).  It doesn't happen every year so is quite a rare delicacy....
Didn't work this year'cos the summer was so pants the elder flowers never flowered long enough to get pollinated to produce berries.... :(


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 05, 2012, 02:18:03 PM
Your mother is a hamster and your honey smells of elderberries.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 05, 2012, 03:29:34 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2012, 03:34:44 PM
I'm with Thea on this one. Blue honey sounds fantastic.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 05, 2012, 04:44:10 PM
Blue Honey is a good name for a band.  or at least a tune.

(should I have said "choon"?)

;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on October 05, 2012, 05:06:51 PM
Blue Honey is a good name for a band.  or at least a tune.

(should I have said "choon"?)

;D

Or a porn star...... ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 05, 2012, 05:16:26 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 06, 2012, 10:27:52 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbht1aV5Z81qb1ealo1_400.jpg)

...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 06, 2012, 10:47:10 PM
It's from the song Pie on the Rooftops.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 06, 2012, 11:19:27 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbht1aV5Z81qb1ealo1_400.jpg)

...

Lindisfarne, innit?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 06, 2012, 11:30:10 PM
I thought it was the epic from the new Marillion album.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Pedro on October 07, 2012, 01:05:02 AM
Only if it's sung while screwing-up your face and trying to sound like Sean Connery playing a drunk pirate...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 07, 2012, 06:40:05 AM
Sounds That Can't Be Plaid.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 09, 2012, 12:53:11 PM
Terribly infrequent blog post - this time about cameras at gigs (but hopefully not just about that)

http://attitudebadger.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/songs-of-experience/


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 09, 2012, 05:45:20 PM
You are the polar opposite of me!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 09, 2012, 05:51:01 PM
I don't know whether I should post this in 'smile', 'blue', it didn't actually make me confused, more like annoyed, but I need to share...

I came back from a meeting this morning to find an email from husband.  He had a call from the school saying daughter was ill, they had tried the childminder, me, (my Mum?) and none of us had answered the phone.  So he rushed home to pick her up....  and it was a different child that was ill.

Apparently the head was very apologetic. 

Seriously unimpressed.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 09, 2012, 05:55:08 PM
Terribly infrequent blog post - this time about cameras at gigs (but hopefully not just about that)

http://attitudebadger.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/songs-of-experience/

Why have I started taking photos at gigs ?  Because more people look at the photos than read the reviews...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 09, 2012, 06:09:18 PM
I was a bit blue because I thought an old friend had forgotten to invite me to his 16th annual bowlabeeracurryathon. Anyway he emailed today, YAY! It's the same day as Proguphoria BOO. Adrian wins I'm afraid, the bands I didn't see at SE I will see at Danfest.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on October 09, 2012, 07:19:46 PM

Why have I started taking photos at gigs ?  Because more people look at the photos than read the reviews...

But your reviews are better than your photos...  It is very easy to hit like on a pic, much easier than reading.  If you like writing reviews you should continue to do so.  I can't believe you only write them to be acknowledged.

It is true I find JamesH reviews more amusing and easier to read than yours but I appreciate the work involved with them much more than your snaps.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 09, 2012, 07:35:01 PM
I write my reviews (and write my reviews in the way I write them) because I enjoy writing them, but the reason behind doing them at all is to spread the word about the various bands.  And if less than the population of the Fishtank end up reading the Tinyfish review then it is not achieving that reason.  I will still keep writing the reviews, but they seem to have lost their point.

My photos are rubbish, but they get people looking - they seem to have acquired a point which was never intended.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2012, 09:16:34 AM
Poor pointless SpamBot...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 10, 2012, 09:29:16 AM
That's the Dec review binned then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2012, 09:37:23 AM
That's the Dec review binned then.

That was me being sympathetic!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 09:41:54 AM
I love Pointless - It's one of my favourite shows.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 10, 2012, 10:01:02 AM
I love Pointless - It's one of my favourite shows.

One of the things that makes me confused is my mother insisting on going into detail about loads of TV shows I have never, ever seen. I realise that this is me being hoist with my own petard, but I don't really want to hear about the entire plotline of Stargate. Please please no.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 10:29:57 AM
I usually head it off with a robust "oh that's rubbish" - seems to work - of course she then tells me about people I don't know doing things I don't care about, but at least I'm spared the TV commentary.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2012, 10:30:52 AM
Why would Rob's mother tell you all about the plots of TV programmes you had never seen?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 10:32:38 AM
To give Rob a rest?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 10, 2012, 10:36:40 AM
Maybe she's one of those who'll talk to anyone.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 10, 2012, 10:53:07 AM
Like my mate Andy said about HIS mother: "That phone call with my mother lasted 1hr 55 min. The same length as Star Wars, but with fewer space battles."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 10:59:18 AM
I note he didn't say NO space battles.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2012, 11:52:03 AM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 10, 2012, 11:54:36 AM
My mother hangs about with drunken conspiracy theorists. Until you've had the "you can't just turn an island upside down BECAUSE ALL THE SCIENCE" arguement, you haven't experienced true mum-rage...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 10, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
What science stops you turning an island upside down ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2012, 12:08:21 PM
All the science, apparently.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 12:43:40 PM
Tell that to Krakatoa and or floating islands - mmm meringue.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 10, 2012, 12:45:15 PM
She's usually talking about Crete. Which is not upside down at all. Otherwise Sir Arthur Evans would have written a far longer book about the upside-down palaces.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 12:48:05 PM
Didn't like Crete Knossos is terribly disappointing after Herculaneum, and the taxi drivers are c---s.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on October 10, 2012, 12:50:28 PM
I'm not a fan of it as a place either - could read about it all day, but in no hurry to actually go back!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 10, 2012, 12:53:24 PM
Mouse <3 taxi drivers.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2012, 01:05:53 PM
I would need a LOT of whisky and other beverages.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 10, 2012, 01:09:41 PM
That's not a no, Joe.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2012, 01:10:33 PM
Last time I checked, Joe had 32 to go.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 01:29:49 PM
Aaargh - I hate you - you made me think of that hateful album again.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2012, 01:32:15 PM
 ;D  I like that track.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 01:37:53 PM
You are sick, and, apparently a squid. ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 10, 2012, 01:54:39 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 10, 2012, 03:39:10 PM
Didn't like Crete Knossos is terribly disappointing after Herculaneum, and the taxi drivers are c---s.

Coats?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 10, 2012, 03:56:46 PM
Not Croats.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 10, 2012, 09:23:34 PM
The Croats were nice - I enjoyed the second half of our honeymoon in Dubrovnik very much.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 11, 2012, 12:17:04 PM
Toddler served whisky at Frankie And Benny's restaurant. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-19906942) His mother had ordered him lime juice and water and they got a double measure of whisky.

Quote
A Frankie and Benny's spokesman said: "The company is incredibly sorry for what happened. It was a human error and we are putting measures in place to ensure it never happens again."

Yes, it's such an easy mistake to make. I often make the same error myself... hic...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 11, 2012, 05:47:15 PM
I thought the putting 'measures' in place was funny


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 11, 2012, 08:42:40 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: benb on October 12, 2012, 12:04:49 AM
It's now The Priory formerly Frankie & Bennys  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 12, 2012, 11:13:05 PM
I get promo CDs now and then, which is really nice. However, I often get them from one particular label at least a month after release, by which time I've usually bought them.

Not a problem, just a bit baffling that they arrive well after the window of opportunity for an initial promotional push.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 15, 2012, 01:55:49 PM
I presume he will win because he is Scottish.  Oh, and because he is not racist.

"Comedian Frankie Boyle is suing the Mirror newspaper for libel, over an article which labelled him racist.

He is complaining about a story published on 19 July 2011, saying he was in talks for a new Channel 4.  The first sentence read: "RACIST comedian Frankie Boyle could soon be returning to TV despite upsetting thousands of viewers".  The Mirror said it will defend itself "on the basis of truth and fair comment".

The trial, which is taking place at the High Court in London, is expected to last a week.  Boyle's lawyer told the court that the newspaper had also defamed his client, by asserting he had been "forced to quit" the BBC comedy show Mock The Week."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 15, 2012, 02:29:49 PM
He's very racist if you come from Dundee...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 15, 2012, 02:40:02 PM
The only race from Dundee is the one to get out of it...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 15, 2012, 02:42:38 PM
Nice cake though.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 17, 2012, 12:15:39 PM
This England football code of conduct...I presume it is for the U9s representative team, because adults could not possibly require this level of micromanagement to act with what is no more than common sense and basic manners...

"England players will be banned from making any match-related comments on Twitter for 24 hours before a game under the new code of conduct to be introduced by the Football Association.

Details are beginning to emerge of the code, which will come into effect in November following a number of recent indiscretions by players. The code also places a greater importance on the role of captain.

And it includes rules concerning time spent playing video games.

The full details of the code of conduct are not being made public, but it says comments on Twitter about "the opposition, management or individuals could all result in disciplinary action". Comments on match day or the day before can only be posted "with management approval", it stipulates.

The privilege of the captain's role is also emphasised. "[The captain carries] expectation and responsibility, both on and off the field," the code says.

Players have been told to "always acknowledge supporters" at the end of a game and have also been directed to walk through the post-match media mixed zone as a matter of course."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 17, 2012, 12:21:05 PM
They should all refuse to play a friendly match and then see if the FA has the balls to sack them all for competitive matches England need to win so the FA can ride the gravy train to a major tournament.

Much as I dislike Ashley Cole, his summation of the FA was spot on.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 17, 2012, 12:25:05 PM
His summation may have been spot on, but they were also spot on with what they said of him.

To be honest, if they are having to regulate the amount of time spent playing video games, they really need to show a lot more balls.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 17, 2012, 12:33:17 PM
Back to 1980s shorts then?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 17, 2012, 12:44:51 PM
I have just dealt with a contract which says our colleagues can only wear shorts if they are supplied by the customer.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 17, 2012, 12:48:11 PM
Are they big and red?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on October 17, 2012, 01:43:36 PM
Are they big and red?
If they're big enough do they stop being shorts and start being wides?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 17, 2012, 03:16:53 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on October 20, 2012, 05:16:17 PM
Only here because I couldn't choose between smile and blue:

Who's broken Proggy Ears?
Or has it just imploded under the weight of Yes threads?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 22, 2012, 08:30:59 AM
Someone came to my blog through this search :

"andy faulkner bass player twelfth night"

Having got there, they did not bother reading this review :

XII (http://www.starjump.org/jamesa/?p=851)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AndyF on October 22, 2012, 09:08:42 AM
It wasn't me, I know where I am.....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on October 22, 2012, 09:10:27 AM
but you are MORE famous now :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AndyF on October 22, 2012, 09:13:23 AM
"Don't you know who I was?"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 22, 2012, 10:05:24 AM
You're that guy from Twelfth Night aren't you?  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 22, 2012, 10:36:22 AM
At least 2 people will now think that.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on October 22, 2012, 01:05:16 PM
This is either a smile or a confused moment, but I'm not sure which (so I guess by default I'm confused about something and it should go here).

Seen on instructions for fitting new toilet seat.
"Do not sit or stand on the product"

?

R


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 22, 2012, 01:36:12 PM
 :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 22, 2012, 01:45:04 PM
You'll have to learn to hover.  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 22, 2012, 02:57:06 PM
well, sometimes...

err, no, nevermind.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on October 26, 2012, 06:13:32 PM
  ??? Not so much confused so much as faced with a dilemma...

Our last family goldfish, which is knocking on 11 years old, has been lying on its side at the bottom of the tank for near to 3 weeks now....its distressing to look at it   :'( 
....it can't be happy... 
its no life.....



  :-\ Should I euthanise?
And if so how?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 26, 2012, 06:55:16 PM
The clove oil method suggested here http://www.goldfishconnection.com/articles/details.php?articleId=155&parentId=1 souns reasonable, and freezing afterwards will ensure that it has worked. Whatever you do, don't add vodka to the clove oil to help it mix with the water as this will distress the fish.

Poor fish - it can't be happy. And poor you, too. Best of luck with it.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 26, 2012, 08:21:28 PM
You could add electricity and make it invisible.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 26, 2012, 08:30:35 PM
a simple filet with butter and lemon is always good,


(seriously, I'm really sorry about your fish.  I didn't know they could love so ling, and it is always sad to lose a member of the family.  hugs)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 29, 2012, 10:19:41 AM
Whilst trying to adjust the clock in the car I appear to have changed the speedometer to km/ph and can't for the life of me work out how, or how to change it back. Relying on the Garmin to keep me legal on the way home.

Embarassing visit to Toyota coming :/


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 29, 2012, 12:12:14 PM
 :D

You should ask JamesA - he's good with technology.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 29, 2012, 12:22:13 PM
Have you tried disconnecting the battery and then connecting it again ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 29, 2012, 12:33:06 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 29, 2012, 03:01:58 PM
The little Toyota man fixed it :)  well... the car is little, the man isn't particularly.. but he fixed it  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on October 29, 2012, 03:05:38 PM
Yay! Good for you Purrdey. Did it take long?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 29, 2012, 03:15:55 PM
The Toyota man was coming from one direction at 30mph and Purrdey was travelling at 0kmph, so how long did it take to disconnect the battery and then connect it again ?  Please show your workings.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on October 29, 2012, 04:32:53 PM
Yay! Good for you Purrdey. Did it take long?

He only took about 30 seconds   ::)

And thank you Simon for the sensible question and  :P to JamesA


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2012, 11:06:08 PM
I didn't know they could love so ling

This raised a smile.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on October 29, 2012, 11:15:59 PM
I didn't know they could love so ling

This raised a smile.

heh  I missed that...  typlexia...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 30, 2012, 04:19:55 PM
"Sale Sharks chief executive Steve Diamond defends his decision to take over running the team after removing Bryan Redpath from his role as director of rugby and offering him the job of backs coach.

He tells BBC Sport: "The whole fabric of the club is in danger of falling into oblivion.""

Sounds like they need Dr Who  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 30, 2012, 11:03:49 PM
Perhaps they sdould have got some full price sharks


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 31, 2012, 04:01:48 PM
"Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley is set to star in his own TV show.

ITV are planning to broadcast a new reality show, which has a working title Splash!, in which celebrities learn how to dive under the expert tutelage of the teenager.

"What better way to round it [2012] off by becoming involved in this great new show; a dream come true for me - an entertainment show all about diving," said Daley. "I'll be helping the celebrities as they master a dangerous and exciting sport and I can't wait to get started.""

Define 'new'  ::)

I hope a celebrity gets it so wrong they hurt themselves very badly indeed.  Because that is the only reason anyone would be watching.

Honestly, this is straight out of the Alan Patridge book of tv concepts...nest up, Monkey Tennis with Andy Murray.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 31, 2012, 05:24:52 PM
The best thing about the TV is the off button.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on October 31, 2012, 05:37:34 PM
We have not got round to getting the aerial fixed since we moved in, so we watch no tv unless it appears online.  And that can be such a nuisance with buffering that we still watch very little.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 31, 2012, 07:41:10 PM
I love telly. Don't have it on all the time - there are plenty of other distractions, but I like the medium.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 31, 2012, 07:50:48 PM
Went to Palermo today. The place was heaving with police. Apparently anti-austerity riots are planned. All seemed fairly normal until we'd got about 5 mins walk from the railway station and were admiring a huge fountain - behind which were parked 3 police vans, 2 fire engines and an ambulance... I hope the trouble they were expecting didn't happen.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 31, 2012, 08:16:11 PM
"Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley is set to star in his own TV show.

ITV are planning to broadcast a new reality show, which has a working title Splash!, in which celebrities learn how to dive under the expert tutelage of the teenager.

"What better way to round it [2012] off by becoming involved in this great new show; a dream come true for me - an entertainment show all about diving," said Daley. "I'll be helping the celebrities as they master a dangerous and exciting sport and I can't wait to get started.""

Define 'new'  ::)

I hope a celebrity gets it so wrong they hurt themselves very badly indeed.  Because that is the only reason anyone would be watching.

Honestly, this is straight out of the Alan Patridge book of tv concepts...nest up, Monkey Tennis with Andy Murray.

ITV seem to still think they can feed the public all the shit.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 31, 2012, 08:24:50 PM
I rather like a bit of celeb talent show circus too, even though we stick to just Dancing on Ice and Celeb Masterchef every year - If they actually have to be (or at least get) good at something and can't pretend then I'll happily watch.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 31, 2012, 08:42:37 PM
ITV seem to still think they can feed the public all the shit.
It was ever thus.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on October 31, 2012, 09:35:01 PM
Pure drivel drives ordinary drivel off television.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on October 31, 2012, 10:26:58 PM
I've just been watching a programme about very large bull sharks in a river in South Africa. I think the sharks were confused to be caught by rod and line, then tagged, then released. And still they didn't attack people swimming.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 31, 2012, 11:05:24 PM
ITV seem to still think they can feed the public all the shit.

conversely ITV seem to be creating the occasional jewel among the dross in recent years. Martin Clunes as presenter of light documentary is a revelation, Downton is clearly the best costume drama of recent years and Dancing on Ice is far less irritating than Strictly bum dancing.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on October 31, 2012, 11:28:11 PM
I did see a nice little programme featuring Hugh Laurie about the blues on ITV1 the other night. A shame it was on at silly past daft o'clock at night.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 01, 2012, 07:25:45 AM
ITV is under a lot of pressure.  They need to get audience to pay for to make programmes.  And there is a lot of choice of television now.  So, they don't have the income or desire to make a lot of interesting programmes.  This is going to get worse.  We are very lucky to have the BBC funded largely through the licence.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2012, 10:37:24 AM
I've just submitted my first applications scoring table.

I don't like sitting in judgement on people's entire future, but I hope I have done it impartially and honestly.

Then again enough people have sat in judgement of me without knowing the first thing about me (which is always the best way to judge I guess).

I'v got to go up to London to be on the interview panel in a couple of weeks. Hopefullly it coincides with Susan Calman's first show at Soho Theatre.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 02, 2012, 10:47:46 AM
I gave you a 9+


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2012, 11:20:54 AM
That's not bad out of 4  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2012, 12:57:53 PM
(http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/oz_the_great_and_powerful.jpg)

Confused about my feelings about the Wicked Witch of the West, the proper one of whom scared me silly when I was a kid. This one is far too shapely.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 02, 2012, 02:22:05 PM
'Spindly' seems to be the 'in' thing with everything, nowadays.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2012, 02:59:36 PM
Oops - I must be 15 years ahead of my time then - I have become somewhat less spindly since I stopped going clubbing all night and started going to gigs and drinking ale.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 05, 2012, 10:59:38 PM
What in tarnation inspired Mr. G. Banks to ask if there is such a thing as a "sexy prog song"? The possibilities chill me to the core.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 05, 2012, 11:08:38 PM
The youth of today... No imagination...  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 05, 2012, 11:35:10 PM
To clarify, the motivation behind the question he asked is what chills me to the core. Too much imagination, if anything.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 06, 2012, 07:27:29 AM
What in tarnation inspired Mr. G. Banks to ask if there is such a thing as a "sexy prog song"? The possibilities chill me to the core.
Isn't that all of them?
Especially the nursey song?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 06, 2012, 09:42:29 AM
Sadist.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 06, 2012, 10:07:24 AM
Sadist nurses?

What dark alley of the Internet have you been down James?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 06, 2012, 02:30:17 PM
The nursey song nurse was nice!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 06, 2012, 02:32:00 PM
I'm confused that anyone could vote for Romney/Ryan.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 06, 2012, 03:07:57 PM
People would vote for someone who swore they would kill and eat their babies if they offered tax breaks and was attacked brown people's countries.

I'm scared what happens when the revolution comes, but I'm even more scared that no revioution will come and we'll become serfs again.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 06, 2012, 03:28:21 PM
Where can I get these tax breaks ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 06, 2012, 03:29:02 PM
Hey, some people might actually want crushing stances on women's rights, limited healthcare, nil concern about environmental issues and hatred of the gay/poor/any minority communities.

But I sure f*cking hope not.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 06, 2012, 03:47:17 PM
heh

the few(thank dog) conservative friends i have are voting for R/R because of religious issues.  of course, they believe in a religion whose concepts come from controlling white men from a thousand years ago, based on no reality (then or now)...  grr.

oh, that and because people on welfare are what is crushing this country.  all those unemployed free-loaders.

/blood boiling...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 06, 2012, 04:18:12 PM
the few(thank dog) conservative friends i have are voting for R/R because of religious issues.  of course, they believe in a religion whose concepts come from controlling white men from a thousand years ago, based on no reality (then or now)...  grr.

Yep. Because this is what Jesus could've looked like, along with everyone else from that part of the world at that time:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2586271584_c1ccd73115.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 06, 2012, 04:50:53 PM
Crucify him.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 06, 2012, 05:03:31 PM
He looks dressed for a book launch.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 06, 2012, 05:11:23 PM
I have his launch vehicle

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Soyuz_TMA-5_launch.jpg/385px-Soyuz_TMA-5_launch.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 06, 2012, 07:06:55 PM
Are these meant to be funny answers ?  They sound true...

"5 questions to ROINE STOLT of AGENTS OF MERCY
before SWEDEN PROG FEST 2012.

1. How would you describe your music?
-Boring, tedious, overly pretentious ......and heartbreakingly beautiful. And a bit of prog on the side too.

2. Mention a talent you have apart from music?
-I can reproduce myself. There's proof - there are 2 units available already.
Besides I can cook - I'm quite good in the kitchen too.

3. Describe yourself in 3 words?
-A self centered, dominating prick ..........and yet the best s.o.a.b. in the musical universe.

4. What song/piece do you wish you had written?
-Bohemian Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury/Queen - is hands down the best piece of music ever made.
On the other hand ..."Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy ain't bad either..

5. Whats can we expect at Sweden Prog Fest 2012?
-Mayhem Of Mercy - We'll grindcore the Funk asylum at the brewery with more distortion than you can fit into Justin Biebers garage.

/Roine Stolt - Agents of Mercy"


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 06, 2012, 08:49:28 PM
3. Describe yourself in 3 words?
-A self centered, dominating prick ..........and yet the best s.o.a.b. in the musical universe.

And the award for the biggest, most smug twat in the musical universe goes to...

5. Whats can we expect at Sweden Prog Fest 2012?
-Mayhem Of Mercy - We'll grindcore the Funk asylum at the brewery with more distortion than you can fit into Justin Biebers garage.

WHAT ARE YOU ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT?! SHUT UP, YOU DICK!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 06, 2012, 08:55:31 PM
He speaks very highly of you, Tim.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 06, 2012, 08:56:54 PM
"1. How would you describe your music?
-Boring, tedious, overly pretentious .

/Roine Stolt - Agents of Mercy"

I agree.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 08, 2012, 02:24:10 PM
So, some Formula 1 drivers swore live on the television.  And again the BBC can't win...

"The BBC received 22 calls (21 complaints and one comment) about the swearing and 30 calls (28 complaints and two comments) about the delay in making the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix available on the iPlayer on-demand service for the swearing to be removed."

 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 08, 2012, 03:00:21 PM
There's no pleasing some people...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 08, 2012, 04:57:50 PM
I'm going to complain that they took the searing out of the version on i-player.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2012, 07:12:24 PM
I'm going to complain that they took the searing out of the version on i-player.

Were they cooking beef joints as well? I suppose those engines get quite hot.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 08, 2012, 07:21:06 PM
Pop your steak on the engine before you set off. Rare after three laps, medium after four and well done after five.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 08, 2012, 07:43:21 PM
To be honest, that would make motor racing way more interesting.  Maybe in the pit stops, the drivers should dress a salad before being allowed to continue.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on November 08, 2012, 08:21:28 PM
Step1. Tenderise the hand of the mechanic who lost the wheel-changing competition...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on November 13, 2012, 09:03:37 PM
school photos


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 13, 2012, 10:35:43 PM
What my gentleman friend is wearing. He left here about half an hour ago and is safely on the bus, but his shirt, socks and folder are still here...  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 13, 2012, 10:47:53 PM
Oy!  Matron!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 13, 2012, 10:53:09 PM
...and his gloves. He WAS dressed... I think. He was definitely wearing his trousers, so that's ok.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 13, 2012, 11:08:31 PM
He's not dressed without his folder  :o


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on November 14, 2012, 07:21:24 AM
Did he take his towel?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 14, 2012, 01:05:44 PM
Maybe it was in his folder...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 14, 2012, 04:34:27 PM
Nobody's properly dressed without at least a filofax...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 14, 2012, 05:25:56 PM
Spotted on Facebook: "Alan Reed likes PALLAS OFFICIAL"

I really don't get why bands feel the need to overcompensate with capital letters on these sites. I mean, it doesn't really make the name sound louder or more attractive, does it?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on November 14, 2012, 05:26:50 PM
It's so you can hear them over the music.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 14, 2012, 07:04:31 PM
What music?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 14, 2012, 08:20:06 PM
Eh?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 19, 2012, 01:02:25 PM
Facebook is f8cking with us again.  >:(

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/15/facebook_couples_page/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/15/facebook_couples_page/)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 20, 2012, 09:46:16 AM
Went to thePost Office last night to pick up post that came on Saturday at 2.15 in the bloody afternoon (of course in the about 15 minutes that I was out.

They couldn't find it and gave me a number to ring this morning. I finally got through and to be fair to the bloke I spoke to he was eventuially polite and did call me back a few minutes later to tell me that the post was there AND HAD BEEN LAST NIGHT.

Fortunately I have to drop Neville off at the garage which is near the sorting office tomorrow morning, but I wanted to listen to Seconds Out last night.

Aaaarghhh - numpties.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 20, 2012, 10:15:01 AM
I saw the exact same thing happen to a woman in front of me at the queue in the local Post Office on Friday. She'd been told to come in and pick up a parcel only to be told that it was not there. The woman had then called the next day to check and was told that it was indeed with them. When I saw her, she was being told AGAIN that it wasn't there and was giving them some serious welly for being mucked about. I was with her on this even though she was delaying everyone else behind her (there was only one person serving).

Life in the modern world eh?  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2012, 10:42:54 AM
Royal Mail. Bastards.

There's something seriously adrift round our way with the post. Our regular postie, Cameron, is great, but woe betide if he's on holiday, or something comes as a special delivery. Yvette's in most of the time but they don't bother even knocking, they just put the card through the door telling us to either (a) arrange for delivery to a local post office (which would have to be the main one in Stratford, staffed by demonspawn) or (b) collect it from the sorting office at Abbey Lane, which is about as far away from any form of habitation as it's possible to get in Stratford.

We generally opt for the latter, though this means driving there as it's verrrry long walk, and no buses go anywhere near the place. You go in and you're bombarded with a whole bunch of signs saying things like:

Ring the bell ONCE and ONCE ONLY!!!

Mobile phones must NOT be used while WAITING!!!

and

RESISTANCE is FUTILE!!!

(okay, I may have made that last one up)

We've only ever encountered two members of staff in the nearly twenty years we've had occasion to visit this wasteland. You either get the cheerful, bouncy guy - who is always SO happy to see you, to the extent that you're convinced he's taking the piss - or you get the grumpy one, who looks just like the guy who plays Filch in the Harry Potter films...

(http://goghingdutch.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/flich1.jpg)

...and with the personality to match. He's a total, total jobsworth - "it says here you should wait 48 hours before collecting - it is now 9.43 am on Saturday and delivery was attempted at 10.12 on Thursday. What madness is this? Are you trying to destroy the system???" - and he's an absolute master of the resigned sigh.

I try to get as much stuff as possible delivered to work these days.




Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 20, 2012, 10:48:19 AM
I try to get as much stuff as possible delivered to work these days.
Me too. It's easier that way.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on November 20, 2012, 10:53:04 AM
Shredders.
Not in relation to the Royal Mail (although on reflection.....).

Why does it not matter how much you spend on a shredder, how careful you are, and how you always limit yourself to 2 sheets less that you should be able to use...the bloody things always jam.
Yet another 30 minutes spent unclogging the latest machine to appear.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on November 20, 2012, 11:34:48 AM
Amazon now have lockers that they put in places like shopping centres so you can have the thing sent there if it's not too big. There is every chance that your nearest Amazon locker is closer than your nearest post office collection point.

I am convinced the only reason we still have shops is because delivery firms (including the Royal Mail) are so shit. The minute anyone invents a decent delivery firm and partners it with online shops, our entire High Street shopfronts will be concreted over. Except for the pound shop.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 20, 2012, 11:38:18 AM
The 99p shop is going to be disappointed.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 20, 2012, 01:40:18 PM
I'd happily get stuff delivered to work except that work won't let me.

I've got a couple of things coming this week as well - fortunately I will (I hope) be going to pick up Neville from the car hospital at the end of the week so can pick it all up then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2012, 01:48:21 PM
The 99p shop is going to be disappointed.
We've got a 97p shop down the road, which is really stretching that concept.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 20, 2012, 02:17:19 PM
The 99p shop is going to be disappointed.
We've got a 97p shop down the road, which is really stretching that concept.
I want to go to there....


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 20, 2012, 02:45:15 PM
they must have a big bag of 2ps as well as pennies to get rid of. Some sort of copper fraud perhaps?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on November 20, 2012, 02:55:06 PM
perhaps they stole a lot of railway copper and have counterfeited 1p's and 2p's :-)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 20, 2012, 02:59:29 PM
Money foundring.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 20, 2012, 03:07:13 PM
the next BBT album.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 20, 2012, 04:02:45 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2012, 04:33:14 PM
I want to go to there....
Believe me, Thea, you don't. No-one voluntarily comes to Plaistow.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 20, 2012, 05:05:44 PM
perhaps they stole a lot of railway copper and have counterfeited 1p's and 2p's :-)

1p and 2p coins have been made from steel with a thin copper plating since some time in the 80s - i think  it was 1987- when the price of the cupro-nickel alloy they were made from rose too high. You can see this with a magnet - older 1p and 2p coins will not stick to it, but younger ones will.

They're planning to do the same with 5p and 10p coins soon, which are at present cupro-nickel but will soon be steel.

Anyhow, if you have copper, counterfeiting anything other than £1 coins with it is a bit of a waste of time and not really worth your while.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 20, 2012, 05:13:28 PM
I want to go to there....
Believe me, Thea, you don't. No-one voluntarily comes to Plaistow.
But the 99p shop is my favourite! Surely a 97p shop has got to be even more tackytastic!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 20, 2012, 05:15:11 PM
perhaps they stole a lot of railway copper and have counterfeited 1p's and 2p's :-)

1p and 2p coins have been made from steel with a thin copper plating since some time in the 80s - i think  it was 1987- when the price of the cupro-nickel alloy they were made from rose too high. You can see this with a magnet - older 1p and 2p coins will not stick to it, but younger ones will.

They're planning to do the same with 5p and 10p coins soon, which are at present cupro-nickel but will soon be steel.

Anyhow, if you have copper, counterfeiting anything other than £1 coins with it is a bit of a waste of time and not really worth your while.

The joke was funny whilst it lasted, Robert.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on November 20, 2012, 06:14:11 PM
"You're squashing me!" cried the little joke.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2012, 07:25:37 PM
I want to go to there....
Believe me, Thea, you don't. No-one voluntarily comes to Plaistow.
But the 99p shop is my favourite! Surely a 97p shop has got to be even more tackytastic!
I've never been in. It looks repulsive, and we use the Poundshop in Stratford for all our cheap procurement needs.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: ursula on November 20, 2012, 08:33:37 PM

Believe me, Thea, you don't. No-one voluntarily comes to Plaistow.

I did!!

Although the cracking Sunday roast from Mrs Amazing W was an influencing factor...... :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2012, 08:43:05 PM
See? We have to bribe people with fine foodstuffs :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 20, 2012, 10:44:29 PM
Ah the fine foodstuffs of chez Wilf. Mmmmm


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 20, 2012, 11:19:11 PM
Indeed. Much yum.

And now I'm confused about whether I'm hungry or not. Maybe my stomach's still playing up and tricking me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 21, 2012, 12:39:18 PM
A new quality in Jack Russell terriers, according to the Daily Mail:

Quote
They may be small, but the Jack Russell is still a terrier at heart and like any dog, can be viscous.

Depends what you dissolve them in, I suppose.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on November 21, 2012, 02:48:05 PM
Lmao!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 21, 2012, 03:26:30 PM
ew!

puts a new spin on dog puddle.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2012, 08:31:23 PM
Quote
I walked into a bollard just off Oxford Street and really hurt my nadgers. I suspect this make me quite literally blue...they're hurting like hell.

I'm not sure how to respond to this post of Wilf's.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 21, 2012, 09:10:44 PM
You should laugh, like everyone else  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 21, 2012, 09:13:06 PM
No, you should show extreme sympathy while failing to convincingly stifle a laugh.

At least he's proved he has the qualifications to be a Bishop.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 21, 2012, 10:21:34 PM
That depends on the direction from which he impacted the object, surely?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 22, 2012, 01:34:21 AM
Are nadgers ambiguous?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 22, 2012, 07:18:09 AM
You should laugh, like everyone else  :D
Once I'd stopped jumping around in agony even I was laughing, it has to be said. And lots of passers-by were concerned.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on November 22, 2012, 07:25:19 AM
And lots of passers-by were concerned.

About you or the bollard?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 22, 2012, 08:38:43 AM
Yes, let's not forget the victim in all this. The poor innocent bollard that wsas so cruelly attacked by the vicious nadgers.  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Robert on November 22, 2012, 09:34:19 AM
Are nadgers ambiguous?

I believe we've found the title for the next Tinyfish album.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 22, 2012, 09:37:47 AM
Nadgers nadgers nadgers nadgers nadgers nadgers nadgers nadgers nadgers nadgers

Bollard - ooooooff it's a bollard


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 22, 2012, 09:43:57 AM
Ra da da da da da da da nadgers
Da da da da da da da da bollard
Nadgers bollard, nadgers bollard
Polka dot polka dot polka dot nadgers


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 22, 2012, 11:47:50 AM
My nadgers are no longer in pain, but there is some discolouration.

I understand James will be acting for the bollard.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 22, 2012, 11:49:47 AM
It's got a cast iron case.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on November 22, 2012, 12:02:48 PM
Its case is a load of bollards


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on November 22, 2012, 12:52:07 PM
Bollards was the name of the UK's leading motorcycle rally magazine back in the 1980s.
It was full of pictures of people being p****d out of their skulls in previously quiet fields.
Nowadays, everything is arranged online and the fun seems to have gone out of the scene somewhat, although people like the Toads & Dogends Rally Club still seem to thrive.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 22, 2012, 03:06:11 PM
mushroom mushroom.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 22, 2012, 04:17:21 PM
glad someone's paying attention  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 22, 2012, 04:47:51 PM
Are nadgers ambiguous?

I believe we've found the title for the next Tinyfish album.

Bit of a daft question from Rog though. I mean, everyone knows nadgers can't breathe underwater.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 22, 2012, 04:48:55 PM
but they can use either hand


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 22, 2012, 05:25:52 PM
heh


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 24, 2012, 11:28:07 AM
Not so much confused as worried...it's political correctness gone mad...these people had been foster parents for 7 years before this happened.

"A couple have had three foster children removed from their care because they belong to the UK Independence Party.

Rotherham Borough Council said the children were "not indigenous white British" and that it had concerns about UKIP's stance on immigration.  It said it had to consider the "needs of the children longer term".  The unnamed couple told the Daily Telegraph social workers had accused them of belonging to a "racist party". UKIP said it was an appalling decision.

Rotherham Borough Council's Strategic Director of Children and Young People's Services, Joyce Thacker, told the BBC that her decision was influenced by UKIP's immigration policy, which she said calls for the end of the "active promotion of multiculturalism".

UKIP's immigration policy states the party wants an "end [to] the active promotion of the doctrine of multiculturalism by local and national government", and urges Britain to leave the European Union (EU).

The Labour Party has called for an investigation into the Labour-run council's decision, after claims from UKIP it could have been politically motivated."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 24, 2012, 12:18:25 PM
It'll get sorted - it's just a few people getting the wrong end of the stick and no one telling them not to be idiots.

Unfortunately the checks and balance against this sort of thing happening are being eroded by the paring of essential council services due to budget cuts. The managers who might scrutines this are no longer there, or not replaced when they are gone and elected members don't get involved instuff at case level.

It IS political correctness gone mad, but it's easily sortable, and we don't know the full facts (perhaps the foster parents have been more widely assessed than simply "member of UKIP")

While the children are the most important people in the situation, the council do have a duty to tehm to ensure that they are in a situation which is best for their welfare not the foster parents. Stupid decisions do get overturned, but it is equaly important that children are brought up in an environment of respect for all people. I never did, nor do I now, know what political party my parents vote for, and while I may have spouted off at the news while in their presence, I have never had in-depth political discussions with my parents. I would be more worried about children being indoctrinated with religion than politics, as it still seems like a much harder indoctrination to shrug off, but religion seldom seems a bar to fostering or adoption (unless it has changed significantly in the last 10 years or so)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 24, 2012, 02:06:51 PM
I would be more worried about children being indoctrinated with religion than politics, as it still seems like a much harder indoctrination to shrug off, but religion seldom seems a bar to fostering or adoption (unless it has changed significantly in the last 10 years or so)

Never did me any harm. In fact, if anything, my upbringing taught me to be more respectful of other peoples' diverse belief systems, to not just write them off as uneducated, somehow de-evolved, disillusioned extremist morons because they're different to me.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 24, 2012, 02:28:23 PM
If that's the religious education you got Mouse, then I wouldn't object, unfortunately so many children get the "we're right everyone else is wrong" type and it damages both the children and the wider society.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 24, 2012, 03:13:54 PM
You're right of course, but it's not just limited to religion. It's just as, even more so, present in all manner of politics, culture, race, etc. etc. It's so unfortunate that it's an attitude still present in all walks of life in an age that reckons it's so "open minded" and "accepting".


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 24, 2012, 03:37:04 PM
I agree with Mouse.  Which means he agrees with me.

Ultimately, it comes down to the people.  And with the case in point, if there had been no objections to this couple for the previous 7 years then their political affiliation to a legitimate party in this country should not make any difference AFTER they had had the children put into their care.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 24, 2012, 03:45:45 PM
I agree with James. That felt odd to type...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 24, 2012, 04:25:29 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 24, 2012, 05:22:27 PM
You're right of course, but it's not just limited to religion. It's just as, even more so, present in all manner of politics, culture, race, etc. etc. It's so unfortunate that it's an attitude still present in all walks of life in an age that reckons it's so "open minded" and "accepting".

I largely agree with you. I think children should be taught about ALL the things that humans believe in, given all the information, and encouraged to ask difficult questions of that information.

Whatever conclusions they come to they should also be taught to accept that other people will come to different conclusions and that their conclusions are just as valid, but that you may live by yours so far as the law allows.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 28, 2012, 03:41:34 PM
Researching funding for doing an MA. Some of them have REALLY weird conditions attached to them.
But the department isn't getting any MA funding this year, so we took all their orange juice in protest.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 28, 2012, 03:50:34 PM
I heartily endorse this orange juice tax.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 28, 2012, 04:27:26 PM
No pulp, some pulp, or extra pulp?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 28, 2012, 04:42:09 PM
Some! I don't like bits in orange juice, but I took it anyway...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 28, 2012, 05:22:11 PM
You should throw their bits back at them !


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on November 28, 2012, 06:14:46 PM
I'll sellotape them to my application form  ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on November 28, 2012, 09:11:33 PM
A masters?  oooh.  Hope you find funding somewhere.  With pulpless orange juice.



Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 28, 2012, 09:16:06 PM
Pensions make me confused. And upset. I expect I shall be spending my declining years wrapped in a Slanket in a static caravan, eating cold Tesco Value baked beans out of the tin.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on November 28, 2012, 10:26:34 PM
One of the high-rollers then.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 28, 2012, 10:54:24 PM
I hope I live forever, because I think I'm going to be working that long...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 28, 2012, 10:56:28 PM
Oh, and the other week I got a badge and certificate because I have been in my job for 5 years...how the feck did that happen ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on November 28, 2012, 11:23:56 PM
Aw, that's nice. Did you get a shiny star and some glitter on your last bit of homework, too?  ;)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Ash on November 28, 2012, 11:24:25 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 29, 2012, 07:23:39 AM
I'll have to be here for 12 years to get a 5 year enurance award.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 29, 2012, 09:05:01 AM
Apparently the shiny star and glitter is lost in the post.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 29, 2012, 09:45:35 AM
Pensions make me confused. And upset. I expect I shall be spending my declining years wrapped in a Slanket in a static caravan, eating cold Tesco Value baked beans out of the tin.

I've got one of yer gravy train gilt-edged public sector pensions which means that if I retire at 67 I'll probably get the equivalent of about £15k a year - doesn't sound very gilt-edged to me. And that's after they doubled our contributions last year.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on November 29, 2012, 09:56:15 AM
Compared to most people's expectations, that is beyond affluent.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 29, 2012, 10:34:08 AM
Perhaps - and thatand the decent leave allowance is why I'm clinging to a job that pays significantly less than the equivalent experienced position in the private sector.

And don't think that Governments haven't been trying to chip away at those things that make the civil service attractive for someone motivated by security rather than cash.

Oh and I've yet to ever see a proper like-for-like comparison of civil service and private pay - it's usually skewed depending on which side is presenting it, but somnething that is fact - the Cabinet Secretary is paid about £240,000 a year - the recent revelation from the BBC was that a year's salary for the DG was £450,000.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/nov/11/gus-odonnell-defends-civil-servants


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 29, 2012, 11:19:37 AM
I hope I live forever, because I think I'm going to be working that long...

The way things are heading, I think most of us are going to have to continue working long after we are dead.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 29, 2012, 11:21:11 AM
That's OK - they can pay us in BRAAAAAAINS!

(http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/7/7b/Sydney-Zombie-March.jpg/550px-Sydney-Zombie-March.jpg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on November 29, 2012, 02:14:03 PM
I dreamed about zombies for the first time in my life last night.  weird.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 29, 2012, 02:21:22 PM
I had a rather worrying dream the other night. I dreamt that my cat needed a very expensive operation, and my husband was unwilling to pay for it, so he read up about it on the internet and was just about to start operating on the poor cat on the kitchen table when I found him and woke up shouting "No, no, you'll hurt him..."


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Simon on November 29, 2012, 02:56:52 PM
Maybe the two of you can work together on a zombie cat dream tonight.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 29, 2012, 02:59:40 PM
(http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/0/9/6/3/7/3/5/Bill-the-Cat-68185492923.jpeg)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 29, 2012, 04:32:31 PM
I think this should probably make me smile but we've begun the long slow climb back to having our own place again. I've made an appointment at the bank and we've seen a house we like. We weren't going to do any of it until the new year, but I guess I'd rather have it done sooner than later, and there is plenty of Christmas Cheer to deal with the mindfeckery.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on November 29, 2012, 04:34:25 PM
Yay !  I am really pleased with how Cardiff has turned out for you both  :)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: RobH on November 29, 2012, 05:01:11 PM
I hope it works out well for you.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 29, 2012, 05:40:15 PM
Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2012, 11:32:54 AM
Eeek - just about to head to the bank for meeting with Mortgage Adviser - one of those "whole future rests on" moments...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Purrdey on December 01, 2012, 12:20:21 PM
1. Don't let them sell you an endowment mortgage 2. Don't let them sell you a terrible fixed rate by scaring you rates are going to shoot up - they're not. 3. Remember the advisor is on commission


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2012, 03:03:27 PM
I went in knowing what I wanted and although I had to endure a fair bit of looking at alternatives I got a reasonable mortgage opffer to take round the Estate Agents and the quote I got for the mortgage we'd like (5 yr fixed on a 15 year mortgage) is less than we pay in rent.

Now we ust have to get out there and find a house.

Phew - I kinda knew that'd be the case, but it's nice to know for sure.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on December 01, 2012, 04:16:32 PM
yay!  have fun!


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 03, 2012, 09:42:17 PM
There's a listing on Amazon for a limited SACD version of Close To The Edge... but the image shows Counterparts by Rush. Hm. Whichever it is, or maybe both, I suppose it's good news.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: James_H on December 03, 2012, 11:20:09 PM
There's a listing on Amazon for a limited SACD version of Close To The Edge... but the image shows Counterparts by Rush. Hm. Whichever it is, or maybe both, I suppose it's good news.

Both Counterparts and Close to the Edge are coming out on Hybrid SACD on the Audio Fidelity label. For some reason the listing on Amazon has the pictures switched.

Stereo only, sadly, but remastered by the legendary Steve Hoffman from the original master tapes so they should be amazing.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 05, 2012, 04:02:51 PM
How come the movie of The Hobbit is actually 3 movies ?


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 05, 2012, 04:03:24 PM
How come the movie of The Hobbit is actually 3 movies ?

$$$


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on December 05, 2012, 04:08:41 PM
yup


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 05, 2012, 04:21:32 PM
I guessed that might be the only reason  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Mouse on December 05, 2012, 05:10:36 PM
It also explains why Micky Bay's Transformers franchise will be four movies.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 05, 2012, 05:13:25 PM
At least they are just making that up as they go along.  I hope they don't add some new stuff to the original story with The Hobbit  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: roger on December 05, 2012, 05:19:07 PM
they are.  Peter Jackson has decided to tell some of the back story; The Necromancer, Radagast, etc., which could be pretty cool.  I doubt very much there will be a market for The Silmarillion to be made into a film, so better get in what you can...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 05, 2012, 05:28:27 PM
Just been called out into the hall because there have been burglaries in the hall this week. Got told to keep doors locked and not let strangers into the hall. Nobody seemed to understand that perhaps open doors and strangers walking about might lead to stuff getting stolen  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 05, 2012, 05:43:11 PM
Your updates often make me despair of the calibre of person coming out of Uni...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on December 05, 2012, 06:25:06 PM
The week when the library doors weren't automatic was the best/worst. Coming in every morning and seeing small groups of confused students unable to work a door  ::)


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 05, 2012, 08:20:55 PM
they are.  Peter Jackson has decided to tell some of the back story; The Necromancer, Radagast, etc., which could be pretty cool.
Indeed. If it's up to his usual quality then I don't have a problem with new Middle Earth films coming out every December for the next three years. We felt bereft after The Return of the King, and the extended edition DVDs made very good Christmas presents.

Looking at the list of credits it's the A team again - Andrew Lesnje, Richard Taylor and Weta, John Howe, Alan Lee...as well as the recurring cast members. You have to have Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 05, 2012, 08:46:35 PM
The week when the library doors weren't automatic was the best/worst. Coming in every morning and seeing small groups of confused students unable to work a door  ::)

That sounds familiar.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: A James on December 05, 2012, 09:05:24 PM
they are.  Peter Jackson has decided to tell some of the back story; The Necromancer, Radagast, etc., which could be pretty cool.
Indeed. If it's up to his usual quality then I don't have a problem with new Middle Earth films coming out every December for the next three years. We felt bereft after The Return of the King, and the extended edition DVDs made very good Christmas presents.

Looking at the list of credits it's the A team again - Andrew Lesnje, Richard Taylor and Weta, John Howe, Alan Lee...as well as the recurring cast members. You have to have Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.

But that's three years before I find out what happens at the end of The Hobbit...


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 05, 2012, 09:14:00 PM
Oh, that's easy - they get married.


Title: Re: What Made You Confused?
Post by: Trace on December 05, 2012, 09:23:48 PM