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From News Discussion / Horse DNA Found In Richard III
Posted 5 Feb 13 14:59
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Nice twist, I like

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Reality of Santa Claus and Christmas Eve
Posted 22 Dec 12 18:41
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Thanks all for getting in touch to tell me about this(!)

I removed the article as soon as I became aware it was plagiarised.

Please, tell me in a direct message is you come across a copied article so I can act immediately. I don't read the forum regularly and posting an important message for me here isn't an effective way of drawing my attention to important issues.

 
From News Discussion / Fracking Hell! Oil Be Buggered!
Posted 21 Dec 12 10:43
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Love the puns

 
From Magazine Discussion / The Reality of Santa Claus and Christmas Eve
Posted 19 Dec 12 12:19
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It's a great idea and I loved it.

Lots of great stories from DG today, many thanks for the laughter!

 
From News Discussion / Man on laptop recycles his recycle bin
Posted 18 Dec 12 12:24
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Loved this 5T

 
From News Discussion / Airbus pilot left behind - nobody noticed
Posted 5 Dec 12 09:39
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Love this.

Give it a few years, and this'll be real news!

 
From General Discussion / Hurricane Sandy
Posted 30 Oct 12 15:07
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To all affected by the storms I hope and pray you and yours are safe and well.

I hope you'll be able to get back up and running as soon as possible.

 
From General Discussion / Email problem
Posted 15 Oct 12 08:06
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Hi all, (especially everyone who flagged this up to me!)

The Spoof's mail server went down Sunday last week (7th October) and has been down since. Simultaneously the monitoring on the server had also gone down.

Many apologies about that.

If you tried to register since the 7th, I will send an email out to you later today with details of how you can access your account.

 
From General Discussion / Does Anyone Know....
Posted 9 Oct 12 15:01
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Skoob's right with this one.

You can't add new threads to the news discussion forum - it's for discussing news stories only.

You can add a post to an existing discussion, but if you want to discuss another story, you have to click on the "Discuss this story in the forum" button which appears at the end of the article.

 
From News Discussion / 'Evil' Bert goes after Romney
Posted 5 Oct 12 08:41
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When I read about Romney saying I'm cutting funding to PBS, but it's a shame because I like Big Bird, I did laugh.

He's just another dickhead politician trying to prove he's one of the guys. And, in this case, one of the guys who likes to watch Sesame Street. Now, the kind of grown men I know who like to watch Sesame Street (and I don't actually know any, I'm just hypothesizing here), are also the kind of grown men who like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, High School Musical and who dribble profusely for no good reason.

Maybe I'm doing those guys a disservice by comparing Romney with them.

Anyhoo, what's the general feeling towards Mitt and Barack out there in the States? It seems like a close run campaign to me, but I don't particularly like Mitt Romney personally. He doesn't seem genuine to me.

 
From General Discussion / The Chain
Posted 5 Oct 12 08:24
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If you've noticed a theme developing with my musical knowledge being based on my film knowledge, that's because a lot of my general knowledge is based on the films and TV shows I watch.

I should've well made this a film thread, I'd have pwned you all! Well...with crappy 80/90s romcoms anyway.

 
From General Discussion / The Chain
Posted 5 Oct 12 08:21
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I knew it was coming :.(

Knowing nothing about Frankie goes to Hollywood and my mind going blank on Hollywood - although I expect there's lots of references I could hit on there but all I can think of is Hollywood from the film Mannequin.

In fact, I'm going to stop there. I was going to go with Frank Skinner having a similar name, but that's just too easy.

So, anyway, the title song from the film Mannequin which had a character named Hollywood Montrose (hmmm, doesn't it just ZING!) was "Nothing's going to stop us now".

A quick Google tells me that was done by Jefferson Starship.

Sweet.

 
From General Discussion / Why do we get ill?
Posted 5 Oct 12 08:13
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My stupid body's crapped out on me and decided to give in to the viruses.

Stupid body.

A) Why does it allow viruses in in the first place? Is there some beneficial application for virus-cell interaction? Maybe I'm oversimplifying the process and a cell just wouldn't work with a virus defense shield, but I'd pay for that.

B) Why can't I be in better control of my systems, or at least get better feedback. The brain must have this information to hand somewhere and must be making decisions based on it. If we could control it too, we might have a better chance at getting rid of the virus quicker (or dying horribly within the first five minutes). Surely with our cognitive faculties and our ability to work as a group, humans would be better equipped to know how better to deal with the virus than our primeval sub-conscious.

C) I think I've gone insane and should probably sleep.

 
From General Discussion / The Chain
Posted 5 Oct 12 07:53
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Have to confess I had to look this song up on You Tube because it wasn't in my (for want of a better word) repertoire.

As soon as I heard the chorus, I remembered hearing it in Back to the Future when Marty goes into the coffee shop in 1955. I've always known it as "Daaave, Davy Crocket *mumble-mumble-mumble*" catchy, but pointless.

I'm going to go with about the only good song which has this title:

Hewey Lewis and the News - Power of Love

The connection being it was also in the BTTF soundtrack, also Hewey Lewis plays a cameo in the film. He's the suit who tells Marty he's just "too darn loud". Totally wooden.

 
From General Discussion / The worst haiku ever written in the WesternWorld thread
Posted 5 Oct 12 07:38
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Zero point mortgage?
Never heard of that sonny.
Can you explain it?

 
From General Discussion / The worst haiku ever written in the WesternWorld thread
Posted 2 Oct 12 20:23
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Maybe that should be
superintellectual
I can't quite decide.

 
From General Discussion / The worst haiku ever written in the WesternWorld thread
Posted 2 Oct 12 20:21
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Unbelievable
psuedointellectual
creativity

That was a short one,
More like an acronym though.
That's a different thread.

 
From General Discussion / The worst haiku ever written in the WesternWorld thread
Posted 2 Oct 12 09:11
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Learning to read braille
Aides reading in the darkness.
Now, where's my book gone?

Where did that come from?
The human mind is awesome.
Super cool, ain't it?!

Haiku is quite fun
I think I might write some more
But I need to work

(That didn't scan well
Poetry it ain't always.
Never mind, I guess.)

 
From General Discussion / The Chain
Posted 2 Oct 12 08:51
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Paint it black featured in the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.

One of the most prominent songs in that film, which has since the film's release has been more widely known as The Song from Pulp Fiction is:

Misirlou by Dick Dale

 
From General Discussion / The Chain
Posted 30 Sep 12 09:04
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I didn't realise Ray had done a cover of that, I'll have to look it up. I like songs with a story.

In the similar ilk of trading covers of other singers, I'm going to go with:

I can't stop loving you by Don Gibson.

I have to confess I had to look up the artist, I (rather embarrassingly) thought Elvis had sung it.

I always assumed Ray had covered the song, but didn't realise just how old that song is (both versions).

Interestingly, Ray Charles was 5 years older than Elvis, something else I didn't realise.

I'm learning a lot today.

 
From General Discussion / The worst haiku ever written in the WesternWorld thread
Posted 28 Sep 12 12:35
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The President of European Council Herman Van Rompuy is known for his Haiku.

Here's one of my favourite's of his:


Hair blows in the wind,
after years there is still wind,
sadly no more hair.


It's funny coz it's self deprecating, innit.

 
From General Discussion / The Chain
Posted 28 Sep 12 12:23
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This game is totally robbed from Radcliffe and Maconey's radio show on Radio 2, but should work equally well as a forum game.

The rules of the game are straightforward, and hopefully simple: someone gives the name of a song and the artist of that song, and the next person has to give a name and artist of another song, with a reason as to why they're related. Any relation is acceptable, but if it's quite clearly no relation, won't be accepted. No contiguous posts with a song by the same artist.

No double-posts, no repetition. The repetition's gonna be hard to check in time given there's no search functionality on the forum, but we'll see how we get on.

I'll start things off, I'm going to say:

The Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen

 
From General Discussion / Neil Armstrong
Posted 28 Aug 12 07:41
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I agree Skoob, that was unnecessary and beyond the pale.

You can't just deride someone like that for no good reason Sid, I think everyone got the Neil/Louis Armstrong link.

Taking the piss is one thing, but you have to be careful not to overstep the mark. It's very difficult in a forum to convey a jovial tone because it's impossible to express it. Please take more care in future and if in doubt, just don't make the post.

Cheers!

 
From General Discussion / Disruption likely this weekend
Posted 28 Jul 12 10:12
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If you're reading this, you're on the new server

Please let me know if you come across something that looks broken and I'll try and fix it.

In the meantime, keep calm and spoof on!

 
From General Discussion / Disruption likely this weekend
Posted 28 Jul 12 05:12
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Good morning folks. The process will begin shortly and I'll be turning off the writers desk in approximately 10 minutes.

 
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