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Give me water boarding any time — 12 Comments

  1. Dear Grandad

    " … in the remote chance that there might be something interesting…"

    That's why it's called a remote.

    DP

    • I'm going to slap a coat of paint on the wall and then film it for an hour.  Guaranteed to be more interesting than any of the utter shite they pump out these days.  It could be the start of a whole new series?  Tune in next week for "Episode 2 – Red".

  2. I almost tripped over a black cat this morning, when it came to my kitchen door looking for milk & munchies. I almost threw a winter boot at it. That would have been bad luck – for the cat.

    • I really am not superstitious.  I deliberately walk under ladders, spill salt and open umbrellas indoors.  Nothing bad has ever happened to me yet.  Touch wood…..

  3. You don't have to be part of Europe to be in the Eurovision Song Contest, and never have (as any Israeli will gladly tell you).

    Most of Northern Africa & the Middle East are eligible to enter Eurovision, although they usually don't due to having a problem with said Israelis.

    The Aussies were invited in last year as a one-off to celebrate the 60th (Eurovision being apparently HUGE down under) and did so well they've been asked back again.

    I auditioned for Eurovision once. That was a laugh.

    • Welcome Zaph!  Maybe they should just change the name of the damn thing?  The Globalvision Song Contest would work?  It would make more sense too.

      You auditioned?  Good God!  Have you recovered since?

      • Well, you never know…it could come to that as I'm told the Asians want a Song Contest of their own & the Americans showed this year's effort—one can imagine what they did with the football, where every continent has its own version of the Champions League and then the winners all play off in Japan to be champions of the WOOOORRRRLLLDDD…

        As for the audition, it was actually OK—got to pretend to be Johnny Cash for the day. Didn't meet Terry Wogan which was probably just as well. For both of us 🙂

        My coworker claims he watched Eurovision on LSD back in the day. Ye gods.

  4. Yet another reason why my wife and I stopped piping in any sort of TV hookups of any kind into our home for the last 20 years. We gave that kind of thing up back in the late 90's, each for our own reasons since we didn't know each other back then, but basically we couldn't see the sense in paying tons of money per month for 140+ channels of pure crap–a good portion of which were "infomercial" channels. So you got a "couple-three" decent channels out of the 140 but for what? $100+ per month? And that was back then.

    Nothing's changed much has it?

    • Funny you should say that – I have just been pricing up various media bundles [phone, TV and broadband].  I estimate they are costing us around $270 a month which scared me when I did the calculations.  I reckon we could get the lot for under $100 a month with fewer useless channels and MASSIVE increase in broadband speeds [from 3 up to 100+] just as soon as they install fibre in the area.  The box is there at my hedge but apparently it's not live yet.

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