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19 May 2018

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  1. Traveller

     /  May 19, 2018

    The Royal Wedding – what’s not to like about this one. Beautiful biracial bride, gorgeous on the inside and out, marries the formerly wayward but now transformed Prince Harry. I’m in thrall to this whole wonderful, quintessentially British pageant.

    https://www.townandcountrymag.com/the-scene/weddings/a9936314/prince-harry-meghan-markle-wedding/

    • Gezza

       /  May 19, 2018

      Fed up to the back teeth with it. Hell, some sucker somewhere even sent Mike bloody Hosking to cover it. >:D Maybe he wants to get copies of some of her jackets?

      Might watch some of the military escort bits.

      • NOEL

         /  May 19, 2018

        Chin up Geeza by Monday all this American inspired garbage will be off the screens.
        For a country that battled a monachy to establish a Republic they sure look silly with their hyping of this.

      • Gezza

         /  May 19, 2018

        Good to see some others 👍🏼 have got it in for 🌸 Mike 🌸 wearing ladies’ jackets. 😠

    • lurcher1948

       /  May 19, 2018

      It will last 3 months and she will ask for the crown jewels in settlement

      • She’s a genuinely kind person, he’s not too bad himself. These people are in the enviable position to effect positive change in this world. They certainly have far more chance of that than those of us hammering away on a Social Media forum.

        • As much as the pale, stale male brigade in here do their best to bully others into submission, may I remind you that the world is not just composed of your sort. Some of us love a wedding and a dress. 💍💄👠🍸

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  May 19, 2018

            I have one in my house, trav. I smile and avoid the symptoms.

            • Gezza

               /  May 19, 2018

              I expect that’d be Tinks, Sir Alan?

              She seems to think she’s got a royal pedigree … 😳

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  May 19, 2018

              Gave me a good licking this morning, Sir Gerald. Seems to think I needed sprucing up for the occasion.

        • Blazer

           /  May 19, 2018

          how the hell would you..know?Pretensious pomp and ceremony reeking of class distinctions.

          • David

             /  May 19, 2018

            You are quite an odious person Blazer.

            • Blazer

               /  May 19, 2018

              odious!How dare you..the temerity…I should challenge you to a duel,but I wouldn’t want to waste the…bally..shot.

          • Like it or not pretentiousness, pomp and classist prejudice is not only alive and well but they define life and this world. Extreme practitioners of the art of meanness, exclusion and flat out bullying are rampant in here.

      • lurcher1948

         /  May 19, 2018

        We cannot have rough sleeper embarrassing the royals and the wedding,can we.
        https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/18/royal-wedding-windsor-police-seize-rough-sleepers-bus

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 19, 2018

          Well, if they’re like the freedom campers here, shitting and leaving it, it’s understandable. Blerghhhh……did anyone see it on 3 last night ? Those poor people, having FTs pooing in full view of their windows every day. and leaving the disgusting turds for someone else to clean. I wonder what they’d do if someone did this outside their homes in wherever they come from.

        • Traveller

           /  May 19, 2018

          Would you want one outside in your wedding venue or church porch?

    • David

       /  May 19, 2018

      I am looking forward to it, quite like the young royals.
      Spent a lovely afternoon in the pub opposite the castle people watching a couple of years ago, its a great spot and there was some soiree with queues of flash cars and flasher frocks waiting to get into the castle.

      • Isn’t it a lovely area and I‘ve no doubt been in that very pub. It’s an area of the UK I love very much. So glad it’s going to be a gorgeous day

        • David

           /  May 19, 2018

          Not to far away is Sir Michael Parkinsons gastro pub the Royal Oak which is well worth a visit, food is fabulous and its the local for a couple of ex all black captains if you are back over that way.
          Heston,s pub is 20 minutes away in Bray too, not the fat duck but the pub next door he runs so great food without the eye watering price tag. We also did a horse ride through Windsor great park which was pretty cool as you are going through the royals back garden which is closed to the public.
          Its a lovely spot and heading back in a few weeks via Vegas and NY, cant wait.

          • Gezza

             /  May 19, 2018

            If you’re going to Vegas, do you need a gun licence, or are you a yank, so no?

      • Blazer

         /  May 19, 2018

        absolutely super …should be a smashing day…wot..keep the plebs..at bay.Order me a Pimms and I’ll meet you at the…bar!

        • Traveller

           /  May 19, 2018

          So that’s a flat warm ale and a dried up old egg sandwich then.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  May 19, 2018

            I haven’t been to the pub, but have been to Windsor. But I’d hate to be there now with that circus going on. The Queen must be wondering what sort of sanx culottes the new inlaws will prove to be.

            Miss Markle seems to think that being biracial is an achievement. I can’t think why some people are so fascinated by this. If I want to see biracial people I can go two doors down and see them. Or even go into the neighbours when her children and grandchildren visit.

            • Traveller

               /  May 19, 2018

              Kitty, it seems there’s not a person to have met Meghan who doesn’t like her. Never hear a bad word about her or her mother.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 19, 2018

              It’s the rest of the family who will be the problem. I daresay that she is a nice person, but I can’t see her as a member of the Royal Family.

  2. lurcher1948

     /  May 19, 2018

    Newsflash there was no mass shooting of school children anywhere in the world OTHER than in the USA today, trump making America great again MAGA, and remember the NRA says guns don’t kill schoolchildren and the tooth fairy…exists
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44173954

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  May 19, 2018

      The ‘guns don’t kill people’ line is one of the stupidest ever coined. It’s like saying dogs don’t bite, their teeth do, or the violent person didn’t hit the victim, the baseball bat did.

      • Corky

         /  May 19, 2018

        Convoluted reasoning. Poor analogies . Have another go.

      • Gezza

         /  May 19, 2018

        Good point Kitty. It’d probably be lost on some fugwits though.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 19, 2018

          Yes, it seems to have been ! I won’t name names, they know who they are.

          • Gezza

             /  May 19, 2018

            Probably just one or two of them, making multiple visits. The usual suspect(s).

      • Gezza

         /  May 19, 2018

        They just had an item on it on 1ewes. As soon as the shooting was over, gun nuts turned up at the school. They interviewed one tosser wearing a red hat with a .58 hanging off his fat arse. “Make America great”, the dick said, “making America great”. Looked as dense as a doorknob.

        • Gezza

           /  May 19, 2018

          🙄 *38
          Typing in the dark not a great idea.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 19, 2018

          Insult to doorknobs 😀 I was watching Antiques Roadshow when the reception went off. It’s come on in time for the news + 1…and boring people fawning over the royal wedding. That was all 3 was showing…and 1’s the same. It’s 6 hours before they even appear, forsooth, Bring on some real news !

          • Gezza

             /  May 19, 2018

            Did you see the sparrow hummingbirds?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 19, 2018

              No, reception was erratic and I ended up having to turn it off. The picture froze and then there was nothing but crackles and no picture, just a little sign saying that there was no reception.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 19, 2018

              Oh….er, those sparrow hummingbirds….I just have,

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 19, 2018

          I have just seen the grinning idiot with the flag and gun…and the one who said that wouldn’t make America great – walking down the street when there’d just been a shooting. I didn’t catch the whole story because the reception was poor and the picture kept freezing. It’s on 3 and it seems to be a longer story. They didn’t show Ivor Peabrain though.

  3. Gezza

     /  May 19, 2018

    Gotta go to NW for supplies, & ma wants me to pick up a Dominion & drop it off @ her place.

    Can someone else keep Sir Alan under control until I get back please? 😐

  4. lurcher1948

     /  May 19, 2018

    Watching TV1 news and sadly a plane crashed in Cuba 104 dead “including” passengers and crew? TV1 who else was on the plane other than them, ALIENS, shit the teleprompter readers appear as idiots at times on TV

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  May 19, 2018

      I suppose that they meant ‘both’, but it does sound odd. It’s like ‘100 dead, including women and children.’ Don’t men count ?

      The crash is on now. Less important than a lot of grinning idiots wearing cheap tiaras and getting their 15 seconds gushing about a wedding.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  May 19, 2018
    • Gezza

       /  May 19, 2018

      I don’t understand why he thinks people are pessimistic about innovative technologies. I think opportunities & niches will abound – they already do.