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    ilkleyram got a reaction from I know nothing in Frank Worthington has passed away   
    Not often that you see even the referee clapping a moment of skill. In these days the ref would probably be banned
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Pearl Ram in Frank Worthington has passed away   
    Not often that you see even the referee clapping a moment of skill. In these days the ref would probably be banned
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Mucker1884 in Frank Worthington has passed away   
    Not often that you see even the referee clapping a moment of skill. In these days the ref would probably be banned
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from GboroRam in Frank Worthington has passed away   
    Not often that you see even the referee clapping a moment of skill. In these days the ref would probably be banned
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Boycie in Women or Men* off the tv you fancied as a kid.   
    Would it help any if one of us boys said Larry Grayson?
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Hinzy9 in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    Is a good point, but is it THE point?
    Comedy has always been subjective - some hate McIntyre, millions love him; what I find funny others will not; I wouldn't cross the street to watch Frankie Boyle, others think he's a comedy hero.
    The point, I think, is that in days past if you didn't like what a comedian said or found them funny, you didn't watch, didn't laugh or didn't buy a ticket. At most you wrote a stiff letter to the BBC.  Nowadays, you write something on social media about being offended and then find 20 other people that you've never met before that think the same, or who daren't disagree with you.  Before you know it there's a thousand more from around the world - some of whom will never have seen or heard what has been said but are just reacting to the reports and say they are disgusted.  That then gives the appearance that millions of people agree, that the whole world is disgusted and to which comedians and commissioners and politicians and other media personalities (except Piers Morgan) have to react in the only way they know.  By banning/not repeating said jokes or comments, which are then effectively censored.  You therefore no longer have the right to tell what jokes you like, unless you want public opprobrium or a career on the fringes or become a very 'safe' comedian like Tim Vine.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    Is a good point, but is it THE point?
    Comedy has always been subjective - some hate McIntyre, millions love him; what I find funny others will not; I wouldn't cross the street to watch Frankie Boyle, others think he's a comedy hero.
    The point, I think, is that in days past if you didn't like what a comedian said or found them funny, you didn't watch, didn't laugh or didn't buy a ticket. At most you wrote a stiff letter to the BBC.  Nowadays, you write something on social media about being offended and then find 20 other people that you've never met before that think the same, or who daren't disagree with you.  Before you know it there's a thousand more from around the world - some of whom will never have seen or heard what has been said but are just reacting to the reports and say they are disgusted.  That then gives the appearance that millions of people agree, that the whole world is disgusted and to which comedians and commissioners and politicians and other media personalities (except Piers Morgan) have to react in the only way they know.  By banning/not repeating said jokes or comments, which are then effectively censored.  You therefore no longer have the right to tell what jokes you like, unless you want public opprobrium or a career on the fringes or become a very 'safe' comedian like Tim Vine.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Andicis in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    The constant rewriting of history worries me - whether it's statues of slave traders or TV programmes.  We need to remember that Love Thy Neighbour was watched and laughed at by millions (and included - though this is often forgotten or omitted - racist comments against white as well as black people) and that the Black and White Minstrel Show was similarly popular, that Dad's Army and Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo and Fawlty Towers also had elements which wouldn't be scripted nowadays.  And don't get me started on 'Are You Being Served'. All got audiences and followings that TV producers today would die for.  It matters not a jot that you personally wouldn't laugh at them now or then, what matters is that they were of their time and millions did.
    One of the points of history, and the past generally, is to learn from it and move on. But to do that you have to know about it and see it to be able to challenge it and grow.  If you bury all these things away and pretend that they never existed then you effectively censor the past and by doing so censor the future. 
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from i-Ram in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    The constant rewriting of history worries me - whether it's statues of slave traders or TV programmes.  We need to remember that Love Thy Neighbour was watched and laughed at by millions (and included - though this is often forgotten or omitted - racist comments against white as well as black people) and that the Black and White Minstrel Show was similarly popular, that Dad's Army and Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo and Fawlty Towers also had elements which wouldn't be scripted nowadays.  And don't get me started on 'Are You Being Served'. All got audiences and followings that TV producers today would die for.  It matters not a jot that you personally wouldn't laugh at them now or then, what matters is that they were of their time and millions did.
    One of the points of history, and the past generally, is to learn from it and move on. But to do that you have to know about it and see it to be able to challenge it and grow.  If you bury all these things away and pretend that they never existed then you effectively censor the past and by doing so censor the future. 
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Andicis in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    Is a good point, but is it THE point?
    Comedy has always been subjective - some hate McIntyre, millions love him; what I find funny others will not; I wouldn't cross the street to watch Frankie Boyle, others think he's a comedy hero.
    The point, I think, is that in days past if you didn't like what a comedian said or found them funny, you didn't watch, didn't laugh or didn't buy a ticket. At most you wrote a stiff letter to the BBC.  Nowadays, you write something on social media about being offended and then find 20 other people that you've never met before that think the same, or who daren't disagree with you.  Before you know it there's a thousand more from around the world - some of whom will never have seen or heard what has been said but are just reacting to the reports and say they are disgusted.  That then gives the appearance that millions of people agree, that the whole world is disgusted and to which comedians and commissioners and politicians and other media personalities (except Piers Morgan) have to react in the only way they know.  By banning/not repeating said jokes or comments, which are then effectively censored.  You therefore no longer have the right to tell what jokes you like, unless you want public opprobrium or a career on the fringes or become a very 'safe' comedian like Tim Vine.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from GboroRam in What's the most ridiculous way you have ever hurt yourself?   
    I wonder if anyone has been so daft as to fall off a scooter
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from MuespachRam in What's the most ridiculous way you have ever hurt yourself?   
    I wonder if anyone has been so daft as to fall off a scooter
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    ilkleyram reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in What's the most ridiculous way you have ever hurt yourself?   
    The fact that @David and I have something in common disgusts me.
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    ilkleyram reacted to Mucker1884 in What's the most ridiculous way you have ever hurt yourself?   
    That's not at all ridiculous.  I bet that's an almost daily occurrence.
     
    Obviously, if the guy was pi55ed, scootering in the early hours, during a national lockdown when he was not even supposed to be leaving the house, then that would be ridiculous... too ridiculous to even contemplate, to be fair... so I'm not entirely sure why I came up with such a ridiculous scenario!  
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Mucker1884 in What's the most ridiculous way you have ever hurt yourself?   
    I wonder if anyone has been so daft as to fall off a scooter
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in What's the most ridiculous way you have ever hurt yourself?   
    I wonder if anyone has been so daft as to fall off a scooter
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    The constant rewriting of history worries me - whether it's statues of slave traders or TV programmes.  We need to remember that Love Thy Neighbour was watched and laughed at by millions (and included - though this is often forgotten or omitted - racist comments against white as well as black people) and that the Black and White Minstrel Show was similarly popular, that Dad's Army and Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo and Fawlty Towers also had elements which wouldn't be scripted nowadays.  And don't get me started on 'Are You Being Served'. All got audiences and followings that TV producers today would die for.  It matters not a jot that you personally wouldn't laugh at them now or then, what matters is that they were of their time and millions did.
    One of the points of history, and the past generally, is to learn from it and move on. But to do that you have to know about it and see it to be able to challenge it and grow.  If you bury all these things away and pretend that they never existed then you effectively censor the past and by doing so censor the future. 
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Gap tooth ram in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    Is a good point, but is it THE point?
    Comedy has always been subjective - some hate McIntyre, millions love him; what I find funny others will not; I wouldn't cross the street to watch Frankie Boyle, others think he's a comedy hero.
    The point, I think, is that in days past if you didn't like what a comedian said or found them funny, you didn't watch, didn't laugh or didn't buy a ticket. At most you wrote a stiff letter to the BBC.  Nowadays, you write something on social media about being offended and then find 20 other people that you've never met before that think the same, or who daren't disagree with you.  Before you know it there's a thousand more from around the world - some of whom will never have seen or heard what has been said but are just reacting to the reports and say they are disgusted.  That then gives the appearance that millions of people agree, that the whole world is disgusted and to which comedians and commissioners and politicians and other media personalities (except Piers Morgan) have to react in the only way they know.  By banning/not repeating said jokes or comments, which are then effectively censored.  You therefore no longer have the right to tell what jokes you like, unless you want public opprobrium or a career on the fringes or become a very 'safe' comedian like Tim Vine.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from JoetheRam in The slow death of comedy and humour.   
    The constant rewriting of history worries me - whether it's statues of slave traders or TV programmes.  We need to remember that Love Thy Neighbour was watched and laughed at by millions (and included - though this is often forgotten or omitted - racist comments against white as well as black people) and that the Black and White Minstrel Show was similarly popular, that Dad's Army and Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo and Fawlty Towers also had elements which wouldn't be scripted nowadays.  And don't get me started on 'Are You Being Served'. All got audiences and followings that TV producers today would die for.  It matters not a jot that you personally wouldn't laugh at them now or then, what matters is that they were of their time and millions did.
    One of the points of history, and the past generally, is to learn from it and move on. But to do that you have to know about it and see it to be able to challenge it and grow.  If you bury all these things away and pretend that they never existed then you effectively censor the past and by doing so censor the future. 
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    ilkleyram reacted to Ellafella in 1884 but when............   
    The intention was "leaked" on Wednesday 7th May 1884. It was then "officially" announced on 8th May 1884. Then there was the small matter of Derbyshire FA objecting to the name "Derbyshire County" so that led to another meeting and thereafter on 15th May, the name Derby County was announced. (See the picture attached).
    The detail is all beautifully capture by the superb "The Men who made the Rams" by Peter Seddon- A totally "MUST READ" for any Rams fan. I believe therefore that the official birthday is 8th May 1884. Some of us have proposed holding some kind of commemorative birthday event (possibly at the Old Bell Hotel where the Committee used to meet) but that hasn't gained traction ....yet. But it will eventually, eh @loweman2

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    ilkleyram reacted to AndyinLiverpool in 1884 but when............   
    Start as we mean to go on.
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    ilkleyram reacted to Mucker1884 in 1884 but when............   
    I've got 13th May in my head?
     
    But don't quote me on it!  
     
     
    EDIT:
    Posted before seeing the responses above.
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    ilkleyram reacted to DCFC_Sloth in 1884 but when............   
    Google says 5 February, with our first friendly coming on 13 September against Great Lever (6-0 loss, for those wondering)
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    ilkleyram reacted to Rammy03 in 1884 but when............   
    13th May
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Things that annoy me but shouldn’t..   
    There’s always the ‘what’s eating you tonight' thread as well 
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