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thesecretagent wrote:

Trooping the colour and ceremonial duties. Haven't had a Calvary charge since 1914, yet there they are - thousands of horses, swords, ceremonial dress and millions of pounds keeping them. Then combat troops laid off while we are still at war, poor aftercare for injured and traumatised soldiers and an even more weakend military. Yet the horses will be ok, and the swords will remain shiny. Utter bollocks.

Bravo!

Sack all the shoe shines and turn the horses to glue!

(that better nap?)

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You seem a little confused minigeff.

'Pomp and ceremony' are not insult words like 'stuff and nonsense' as such, look them up. Trooping of the Colour is all about pomp and ceremony, that's the point of it.

The first part of TP's post is hard to argue with, the other damning is done by secretagent who is better placed than most to offer a comment, having served in the forces.

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I don't have a problem with Trooping the Colour - just the scale and the fact that there are going to be such huge lay-offs. The army has humidity controlled bunkers storing surplus donkey shoes from world war one, huge storage facilities for the wrong shade of green paint, thousands of Lee Enfield .303 rifles from both world wars unused and wrapped in heated facilities - just wasted money. It's not just the army, but any institution.  I know a lot of consultants and surgeons, a few I've spoken to reckon that our main county hospital could lose thirty £50k plus a year managers and nobody would notice! They're deadly serious about it. My father in law is head of IT for a county NHS in the midlands and can't believe he's still in a job! He's just waiting out two more years until retirement and freely admits there's a quarter of a million a year unnecessary salary in his department alone! Whatever government thats in power is clueless about how to really save money they could do well listening to a variety of small business owners - money wasted there hits the owner directly. You either save it, or go under.

Rant over.

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I have a rant. My rant is dental work. I wish I didn't have a bad gag reflex. Had a root canal a couple weeks and had to be knocked out cold. Took the pills at 7:15am, arrived at the dentist at 7:45am. Woke up on my bed at 10:30pm. Now I have to go back and have some more work done. Dentist says I need to be sedated, again. I don't want to wake up at 10:30pm on my bed after being knocked out for 14 hours. Hopefully I can be somewhat conscious at 2 or 3pm. After this work is done all that is left is to put the crown on. Let's hope my gag reflex can behave itself for the few minutes needed to put on the crown. I just may ask if I can put it on myself.

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I have a kind of rant, it's movies on terrestrial TV.

Growing up, you had Laurel & Hardy films, Harold Lloyd, seemingly any movie under the sun plus Tom and Jerry shorts before the news, Bugs Bunny and so on. Not any more.

Now it's all turgid stuff, the same old same old classics like Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Black Narcissus and Bond. Great stuff, but not over and over again. Ditto recent films like School of Rock and About a Boy.

While the internet shows the world is your oyster, the Big Five channels seem to have contracted, and it's not like there's brilliant stuff on Sky either.

That said, you had Klute on telly the other night, in a stellar print, but despite it being rarely shown, no promos for it at all.

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Freeview sucks, it's official.

Yesterday I flicked through 40 odd channels, and there's nothing entertaining on.

I even found an episode of 'Police, Camera, Kick the crims head in!' on ITV4+1-2x4+12=24 the video of the cop's dashcam had 1993 on it.

FFS, I'm sat watching 19 year old tv!!!

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When we had our fist child we thought we'd get the full sky package, no channel barred - as we would be in a hell of a lot more. I later upgraded to HD plus. Every night is the same story, endless channels and we're watching fifteen year old comedy shows and the odd new release. Nothing to watch night after night! Theres just endless reality shows about truckers, bounty hunters, fishermen, tat traders, chefs and mainly idiots from the American south. Extreme car booters is probably the next show!   ajb007/crap

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I'm gonna throw an idea at BshiteB;

Extreme oral plumbonium entrapment.

The ideal is simple, get a load of 'celebrities' from various reality shows, contest shows etc etc, line them up and have them see who can catch a .38 in their teeth.

I'd pay good money for it, who's with me?

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minigeff wrote:

I'm gonna throw an idea at BshiteB;

Extreme oral plumbonium entrapment.

The ideal is simple, get a load of 'celebrities' from various reality shows, contest shows etc etc, line them up and have them see who can catch a .38 in their teeth.

I'd pay good money for it, who's with me?


I'd certainly feel I was getting my money's worth if this were to become a reality show. ajb007/smile

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I'd certainly like to see useless, pointless "celebrities" in some sort of bloodbath scenario! Maybe something like Celebrity Head Swap...

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Today's rant;

'safe' places.

My old nan, god bless her, used to have this habit of keeping all the important stuff in safe places around the house. 'they'll never find it there!' I think was the train of thought. However when the bills needed paying, getting nan to remember where the important stuff was, was a somewhat testing and time consuming excersise. It was like a bad episode of challenge annika.

Anyways, many years on and it seems I've inherited nan's david copperfield like ability to make things literally disappear.

If anyone knows where I've put the last 3 gravestone bases, please let me know, I've looked everywhere and I'm so pissed off I'm contemplating watching NSNA, yep it's got that bad.

MG ajb007/martini

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The same place you put my door opener maybe ?  ajb007/biggrin

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.... and my MR camera  ajb007/shifty

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I knew that bloody MR camera was coming ...  ajb007/lol

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ajb007/biggrin  I am happy that you are happy, bruv  ajb007/cheers

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This is a rant box not a happy box  ajb007/biggrin

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Yes, Sir!
Sorry Sir!

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The automated checkout in Boots.

You have to scan your own items, okay, can do that, but there's this awful snotty female voice telling you what to do, it gets my goat. Then, when it can't scan some discounted food item, it asks you wait for assistance, while you feel like a criminal. It has the same awful phrasing each time, just drives me nuts. Berates you for not putting an item where it should be, or do you need a plastic bag? Yes love, to put over your head.

Ditto with the bus service around London, announcing every stop. Okay on a night bus, or if someone blind requests it, but not all the time. It just grates.

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You should hear my wife's voice Nap, then you'll never complain about Boots anymore  ajb007/biggrin

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Car park spaces. They need to be bigger. Cars get bigger every time a new model comes out. Just look at the VW Golf, BMW 3 series, Mini - everything in fact. These everyday cars are a third bigger than they were twenty or so years ago. Plus everyone seems to have a 4x4, a people carrier, estate or with VAT at 20% double cab pick- up trucks are everywhere! They're twenty feet long! And seven feet wide! Even my wife's modern mini has a wheel almost on both white lines in most car parks. You pay a lot of money and just know your car is going to get dented, or that you'll never fold yourself in half enough to get back in!

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Today's rant;

Idiots.

Rather generic, but here it goes.

Just looked through the news and 2 stories came to view, 1 about a pub not serving anyone in uniform and another about a guy charged with threatening to blow up robin hood airport.

First the pub. Put simply, a soldier's funeral is being held and during rehearsals the squaddies who are pall bearers (one of which is the brother of the deceased) go into a nearby pub to have a break and a light drink to settle nerves. They're refused service cos they're all in fatigues.

Then the airport. Some clown gets let down by robin hood airport and spouts on twitter that if they "don't sort their   Brexit out" they will "blow the place sky high".

Really people, in this day and age does no one have any common sense at all?!

The lads are grieving, should I a) offer a free round? ajb007/cool give them a quiet area of the pub or c) bar them?

The airport pissed me off, in this day and age if terrorism, what's the best idea? I know! I'll threaten to blow it up!

Seriously?! How the hell do these people manage to get by in life? Do they go through life being complete knobs totally unaware if their daft action, or have they go a few wires loose resulting in them thinking there's nothing wrong with threatening to blow people up?

Honestly I've no idea how or why these people survive.

The guy twittering about the airport should be fined as a deterrent to others and the barman in the pub needs to publicly apologise and the bar change it's policy.

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It's horrible when TSA have to pat down a crying kid  ajb007/mad

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Okay minigeff but the soldiers being barred is a wind-up story probably; the person who refused them wouldn't have known the circumstances, ie it's a funeral, I doubt they'd have informed her. It's the kind of story to get your blood boiling, that's the story papers like.

I agree about the tweet about blowing the airport up.

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Don't know if I'm getting old But.
I think the title for the latest Horror Film
  "Chernobyl Diaries "
Is in very Bad taste, I know several people who do great work for
various charities connected with the disaster, and they don't like
it either.

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BBC HD only showing short amounts of Wimbledon.... and instead, just when it's getting interesting 'Raiders of the lost arc'.... are you kidding me  ajb007/confused

I pay extra for HD.... and I can't believe that the BBC decide to show a movie from 1981 - when one of the few sporting events I like is on.... Grrrrrrr.

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