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  1. sounding very George Gallowayesque there imo, looking forward to Neil Oliver losing his fucking mind on reality tv in the near future.
  2. ... is there not a massive storm raging at the minute, pretty sure i caught a bit on the radio yesterday where people were being advised not to travel if you were in edinburgh? Was out and about for work the day in Glasgow and the weather is still pretty heavy, even saw and felt the odd flashes of snow that thankfully died down pretty quickly. Pandemic too, people still have it drilled into them not to go and gather in large groups etc. Wouldn't read anything into it, I'd still be voting Yes in a heartbeat but pro tem* I'd not bother my arse for an indy march. *i read this on a payslip of mine recently and i really liked it so will now go through a fad of smugly trying to work it in wherever possible on P&B
  3. Found this worthwhile, very on-the-fence but goes into that a reasonable person can easily see this as either murder or self-defence, but the jury can reasonably conclude it's not murder beyond a reasonable doubt. Also that systemic problems exist with black vs. white self defence statistics (shock horror, black people get fucked over more often) but as worthwhile as that discussion is, it's only Rittenhouse that's on trial here, not the system itself. He is guilty of making a bad situation worse "bringing gasoline to a match party" and people are now dead as a result. Also that if Rittenhouse was shot and killed by the guy with the pistol then he could, very conceivably, construct a self defence argument of his own (that he held a belief that Rittenhouse was an active shooter) that a reasonable person could agree with. priti is 100% not swampy btw.
  4. Sometimes ill wake up in the middle of the night and have a momentary panic ive overslept, check the time, see its something like 4am and then curl up all toasty like Eric Cartman for a couple more hours of blissful peace. Finding loose silvers or even pound coins on the ground outside, picking up coppers doesnt feel worth the effort but a 50p someone has dropped (provided its not grotty looking) is getting in my pocket.
  5. Meh. I get you're only meant to use the horn for warning, but a short beep seems to be the done thing. A full on seething blast would be a no-no, same if its a learner. Half the time they're dicking about on a mobile hence why theyve missed the lights change so getting their focus back on the road is sensible.
  6. When someone hasnt noticed the traffic lights have turned green; i get to give them a short little beep of the horn and revel in the smug satisfaction that (at least for those few short seconds) im a more attentive road user than they are. Its also a pretty safe and innocuous road event that at worst loses a few seconds off your journey time. On a nicer note - when theres a red light up ahead of me in a slow moving queue of traffic and i get to let someone out from a side road. All about that best flow of traffic baby. Kinda afraid im morphing into alan partridge as i get older.
  7. Other than that the skiing one is golden too, probably my favourite episode. Helps that its more or less a live action version of Asspen from South Park which i loved too, couple of contenders there. "That doesnt sound like a prank, it kinda sounds like sexual assault" and mac corpsing when the party dudebro stands in a corner and goes "im gonna jerk off here for a bit til i get hard" Also Charlie finally getting a bit of a break just letting the ski lodge work for him by banging the Bulgarian woman in the hot tub
  8. You're forgiven tbh, Chris Erskine looked every bit a junior player for months for us. It happens. Delighted Rudden's turned out to be a good forward for us, easy to forget how unforgiving being up front can be at this level when games turn into scrapfests etc
  9. Every so often theres a result that just screams that a manager isnt going to be in charge by the next game (mowbray at celtic getting horsed by st mirren stands out)... i know solskjaer has survived a few of those now but thats got to be the trigger for him to go now?
  10. Ha, i think i caught some of that on the pbs youtube feed, have watched some of the trial out of curiousity. I think the prosecution argued the title of the ststute itself was worded clearly but the judge ruled that the title itself wasnt relevant, the actual clauses were which left enough of a gray area that rittenhouse couldnt be charged.
  11. its not really anything to draw from but havent the last few Rangers/Rangers* managers from abroad been a bit pish/underwhelming? Le Guen and Caixinha flopped, and Advocaat's were at the heyday of EBT usage. He did play for Rangers FC at least so maybe that'll stand him in good stead as manager at Rangers* FC.
  12. Gobbledy go f**k yourself is such a phenomenal insult its genuinely frustrating to me that there's almost no context I can work it into my day to day life. Part way through season 2 after bingeing season 1, wish I'd known about the show sooner, found it by chance more or less. Favourite part so far (possible spoiler alert but I'll keep it vague all the same, it doesnt feel like it warrants a spoiler tag tbh as its not really a Snape Kills Dumbledore/Sixth Sense thing) was Greg wanting to blackmail Tom but not quite being jaded enough to do it yet (or at least that he isn't really sure how to do it and mumbles his way around it) and Tom looks legit thrilled at Greg telling him about the copies he kept. Tom pretty much talks himself into getting blackmailed . The utter delight in the delivery of "You're a complete piece of shit, Greg!" and "I accept your offer to blackmail me" was hilarious. edit: and of course as soon as I type that I remember Roman's dirty talk over the phone. Proper belly laughs. another edit, but will try to stop now. "We're listening isn't a great idea for a tagline. I, um, spoke to legal and it turns out, um, we are... actually listening. Quite aggressively, in some cases. Apparently. To um, improve the user experience". We here for you.
  13. Been covered in the thread before by randomguy i think but are jaguar engines not the exact same as ford transits, just kinda turned on the side if you're happy with your car and its been trouble/hassle free for you then thats the most important thing tbh, friend of mine has a 21 year old audi s3 and he loves the thing - does his own diy tbf as hes a time served mechanic but he says its probably the sturdiest car hes ever had.
  14. Reminded me of a trip to spain with a friend, he rented a wee shitbox corsa to drive around. First time we were in it he drove around and parked up... at which point my left arm reflexively went for the handbrake and grabbed thin air. Muscle memory is a pain sometimes.
  15. Tend not to be keen on SUV looking type... things, but I really really like the look of the Cupra Formentor, know absolutely nada about them beyond that imo they're cracking looking motors. Might be worth a test drive if you fancy the look of it, if you're in F-Pace/Range Rover territory afaik they're in that ball park.
  16. Might also depend what kind of insurance cover youve got and factor in when thats due for renewal? Assuming an RAC warranty is breakdown cover etc that you're talking about i think with the fully comp policy i have (literally couldnt tell you who im with right now as i cant remember, i switch every single year ha) i get that included as a wee extra.
  17. Frank Lampard feels like a weirdly obvious link for a semblance of continuity (ex chelsea which certain rangers* fans will like, same era as gerrard, high profile ex england international), no idea if hes at another club the now tbh. If not then he might see it as a good job to take at his end to do some managerial rehab of his own.
  18. Oh oh oh me me me! I think I've seen stuff like this before, its solveable through the wonder that is double entry bookkeeping, I'm not on Excel, so this might look messy but BOY A Opening Balance £10 Transfer to Store £10 = £0 Balance Transfer from Sales Assistant of £1 = £1 Balance BOY B Opening Balance £10 Transfer to Store £10 = £0 Balance Transfer from Sales Assistant of £1 = £1 Balance BOY C Opening Balance £10 Transfer to Store £10 = £0 Balance Transfer from Sales Assistant of £1 = £1 Balance STORE Opening Balance £0 Transfer from Boys = £30 Balance Store Manager transfer to Sales Assistant of £5 = £25 Balance SALES ASSISTANT Opening Balance £0 Transfer from Store Manager of £5 = £5 balance Transfer to Boy A of £1 = £4 Balance Transfer to Boy B of £1 = £3 Balance Transfer to Boy C of £1 = £2 Balance I think basically the "missing pound" is in the stores account from the way its worded.
  19. which country do you hate more, italy or france? Simpsons references aside, assuming its not Stevie G or Angie P then I'd ask what they think of refereeing whenever they come up against Rangers* or Celtic, especially away from home; basically if they think referees sometimes (or more often than not depending on who the ref is and what lodge they go to) struggle to deal with the pressure of having to referee their games due to the extra media focus, larger more vociferous support at the game, greater Sportscene scrutiny etc. Might get a diplomatic "these things balance out over a season" answer or that most referees are fine, but I'm hoping to trigger a Leveinesque outburst of pent up frustration at an accumulation of injustice.
  20. Think we played against Weir once or twice in cup competitions while he was still playing, iirc he got away with being a fouling, handsy b*****d both times. Probably one of those where if he's on your team you love watching it but if its against you it gets really frustrating really quickly. Guess it comes with that age/experience knowing exactly what you can get away with. David Lilley was similar when i saw him against us, constantly grabbing players but in situations where the ref rarely gave fouls for it.
  21. can't quite picture exactly where you are (christ its been a while since ive been in and about the city centre) but might have needed the extra room to turn? Tbf buses should take really dominant road positions (straddling lanes if they need to when its safe) and make it nice and obvious exactly where they're going as early as possible which may not have been the case with your good self.
  22. oh, blast from the past but John Fleck. It was really weird (Scottish Wayne Rooney puff pieces coming out in the press in exchange for DELICIOUS LAMB) but any time I saw him for Rangers he looked nowhere near ready for first team football. Hasn't had an Islam Feruz-tier debacle of a career since then at least, but I never got why he was so hyped up. For a more controversial shout here as Fleck never really made it at Rangers, but Stylian Petrov would be my pick. Good player but the media made him out to be world class, and he never really looked like a stand out for Celtic on the odd occasion I saw them on the telly. Fondest memory is Beyemistic on here trolling over him years ago (pound for pound the best midfielder in the world etc.) I genuinely cannot remember or name any Petrov goal, apart from a long range one which was when he went to Aston Villa I think and the keeper was off his line. Probably about to find out he banged in a 35-yarder against Thistle I don't know about but I will stand by the point.
  23. That sounds fair to me. From memory it was more that he didn't have the pace or running power or whatever you want to call it to be an elite level midfielder.
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