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by Rutabaga
5 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 246
Views: 19889

Re: TV/Streaming shows

I saw an online streaming of Wise Children theatre company's version of Angela Carter's Wise Children, which was a joyous, raucous hoot.
by Rutabaga
5 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 246
Views: 19889

Re: TV/Streaming shows

I used to go to the theatre quite a lot (and the cinema), but the behaviour of the audience around me (arriving late, eating sweets, muttering, answering/looking at phones, wanting to use the toilet every five minutes) started to irritate me so much that my attendance has sadly declined. Lately I've...
by Rutabaga
6 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 590
Views: 9166

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Apparently Brewdog have a new offering called Barnard Castle Eye Test. All profits go towards their production of free hand sanitisers for NHS staff.
by Rutabaga
6 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 590
Views: 9166

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I reckon he panicked because it seemed he was going to get lumbered with the childcare, and he is much too important to be weighed down by women's work. Nothing is going to happen to any of them, no matter what they do, because they have been given such a huge mandate by the people who voted for the...
by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 590
Views: 9166

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Our Dominic's not so cocky now is he? Er, um, he was feeling ill, he didn't stop, he just went for a drive to test his eyesight, they just went for a wee in the woods ... then to cap it all the bloody dog only went and ate his homework! Rotten luck, and the horrid press have made things impossible f...
by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 257
Views: 23957

Re: This made me laugh.....

Depends if the feet are going up or coming down?
by Rutabaga
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 257
Views: 23957

Re: This made me laugh.....

Donkeys nostrils.jpg
by Rutabaga
3 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 590
Views: 9166

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I think meetings with members of 'other households' probably wasn't allowed before (although they occurred, accidentally on purpose, when people spotted each other while out exercising), but now it is but only with ONE person from the other household. But really I think the new approach means people...
by Rutabaga
3 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 590
Views: 9166

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I'm with those who say that, whether or not much has changed substantively, by replacing (relative) clarity with complete confusion and ambiguity, Johnson has driven a coach and horses through the collective public buy-in necessary to make social distancing work. R will increase and there will be y...
by Rutabaga
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 246
Views: 19889

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Sunday evenings on BBC4, David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema. It's a revelation.
by Rutabaga
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Barter natter
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Barter natter

Wow, they're worth a fair few pepper plants I should think. I could throw in some perpetual spinach seeds?
by Rutabaga
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Barter natter
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Barter natter

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/08/two-piglets-for-a-kayak-fiji-returns-to-barter-system-as-covid-19-hits-economy Fiji has resurrected the old barter system, which sounds like a great idea. I sewed all the seeds from a sweet pepper, thinking I'd have a couple of plants on the go on the wi...
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 590
Views: 9166

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

LowlifeDes wrote:
1 month ago
Yes, to put it in current terms, it is almost as though the state of accepting Tory beliefs is a sickness brought on by an infection by an alien organism.
At last, a remotely plausible explanation.
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 34
Views: 1582

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

Cyclists' Touring CLUB
by Rutabaga
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 590
Views: 9166

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Not everyone is a superfan of the insurance industry. Right now they are using small print to worm out of paying out to small businesses who have shelled out thousands in premiums. As ever.