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  1. Uber Used in much the same way as, super. Uber cool, uber sexy etc
  2. Super....as in super...excited, tired, scared...whatever (word of 1990).
  3. Every time I see DC making his statement, I am reminded of Blackadder when the drunken reveller bursts in whilst he is dining with the Puritans and proclaims 'great booze up'.... Miriam Margoyles wildly eyes him and says 'Explain yourself...' .. And its still less laughable than DC's explanation.
  4. My hearing is perfect, but I watched The Wire with subtitles because it bugs me if I feel I am missing bits of potentially important dialogue. The accents / words are definitely sometimes hard to follow through the whole series. I found the same with series 1 of True Detective too. Having watched Narcos, El Chapo, Gomorrah etc all with subtitles anyway, I sometimes find it relaxing to not have to strain to catch what is being said.
  5. When do you get the results? Is it on the day or do you have to wait?
  6. I can definitely see how you could dislike it. But if you could see past her ridiculous over acting it was funny in parts. Slapstick, gross out comedy is always a divider of opinion.
  7. Very poor. Are we not above schoolboy titillations, just cruel when she has apparently already been brought to her knees. I mean, I don't even remember her name, but recall it was a bit of a mouthful...
  8. Some parts I agree with, its clearly hypocritical and some people will feel aggrieved if they have lost loved ones. I would add though, government policy has been labelled as too slow to lockdown and criticised for trying to keep schools open (herd immunity or not). So they flouted laws /rules almost involuntarily forced on them too. Minor point, but they were hardly evangelical about the rules in the first place so the hypocrisy personally doesn't grate as much as it could.
  9. Hmmmm you are right, that is bad.😂😂 I agree...his case is a bit worse and the analogy holds for others.
  10. I will defend him..in so much as I would any of the other reckless high profile individuals who have fallen on their swords recently to appease the masses. The analogy I ofteb use is driving. A lot of people drive.. And speed. I mean...a hell of a lot. Its slightly risky and can be very dangerous but still a high proportion do it because 99% of the time its a victimless crime. They get caught, get a bit of a fine and nobody blinks. Drink driving is a totally different (yet not that different) crime. Its more dangerous and so the social ramifications are larger. Most people agree you could easily lose your job over it...but not so for speeding. What he (they) did for me, was more akin to speeding than drink driving. They didn't knowingly have Covid and walk into hospital ICU wards shaking hands (although Boris could well have to be fair!). They took a tiny risk and got caught. Unlucky but I don't really feel the need to bay for blood. To continue the analogy, maybe a policeman, taxi driver or chauffer could maybe lose their job just for speeding, so losing his/their job maybe goes with the territory and they should have known better...just isn't something that really incenses me either way.
  11. So many people are saying this but really not seeing it. I am sticking with it, and its fairly watchable.. but nothing about it really brings it above the level of average sports documentary for me. I bow to the overwhelming narrative but I must be missing something. As a football fan I much preferred (especially season 2) 'Sunderland Til I Die' and 'Maradona in Mexico'. 'Senna' transcended the sport as I don't like motor racing but loved the film, just not seeing how the series goes beyond basketball to a wider scope of interest and I don't particularly warm to Michael Jordan either.
  12. Fair point, hard to argue with that. But much has been made of this argument with regards to footballers, and I'm not sure why they can't self isolate for the duration and then be tested and return home. Totally lose my sympathy that they are pulling the 'I'm protecting my family its not about money' card. They could train in isolation as they all are doing (or even at home if they insist) and then self isolate for 5 or 6 weeks while they play the remaining games. I'm sure there are hotels or rental properties they can use. I'm sorry, but if you are on £50,000 a week its totally unreasonable not to do that and still expect to get paid! Cricketers go away for months at a time, no idea why footballers think its unreasonable to not see their family for a few weeks in order to do their job and justify the ludicrous sums they receive. As you know, my decision is already made and I go to work and there are immediate family members I can't see for various reasons. There are no winners here. Going back to your point, I have no idea of the real stats, but as a wider argument with no correlation to the true risks... Say, my choice was between going to work, getting back to normal etc with the result being a 1 in 50 chance of me or someone I cared about getting ill and a further 1 in 100 chance of them actually dying, compared with staying at home and having a 1 in 4 chance of my business closing, losing my job and then potentially my home and my future.. Then I wouldn't hesitate. Like I say, no idea of the real weighting. But I would guess most of the millions back in work (inc NHS staff) aren't altruistic heroes, they are normal people weighing up their options, what the risks are and acting accordingly. So my feeling is that maybe some teachers, parents of school age children, footballers... are making their decision based on thinking they don't actually need to take ANY risk, so why do it. But unless they are going to wait until there is a vaccine there will always be risk, and whilst they may have a slightly reduced rate of catching it, they are at no more risk of actually being very ill if they do catch it. So personally only if I were very vulnerable would I not go back to work and then it probably wouldn't matter what the R rate was, I just wouldn't risk it.
  13. Its more about a state of mind. People with no little reason cowering in their homes, wishing their lives away til Sept and instilling fear in children's minds where its not necessary. Weeks locked down is inhibiting people's thought processes and making them fear their own shadows (inside? ...err, whatever). Thoroughly bored now.
  14. This really is a very good post. Wouldn't say I generally agree with you on this thread, but very well said.
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