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by andymackem
20 Dec 2005, 10:41
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm a MAN!
Replies: 47
Views: 9110

Apparently I'm masculine (70 v 10). I'd expected something more androgynous since I tended to select 'sometimes' for most of the answers.
by andymackem
13 Dec 2005, 13:57
Forum: General Chat
Topic: who do you look like?
Replies: 75
Views: 18792

Wondering how my (male, white) colleague landed Alicia Keys.

Still awaiting my own results (I thought I'd embarrass other people first).
by andymackem
13 Dec 2005, 13:34
Forum: General Chat
Topic: a bloody mix up!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Don't go asking for advice on internet message boards. I mean, just look at the well-adjusted types who lurk within. And imagine how you might turn out if you listen to them /shudder/
by andymackem
12 Dec 2005, 10:21
Forum: General Chat
Topic: jerry springer the opera vs the christian right
Replies: 47
Views: 12362

You can judge for yourself here: http://www.christianvoice.org.uk To answer the rest of your questions, they are an established group whose m*****n is campaign for so-called christian values. The "promotion of homosexuality" seems to be their main target and they have actively campaigned against th...
by andymackem
09 Dec 2005, 20:05
Forum: General Chat
Topic: jerry springer the opera vs the christian right
Replies: 47
Views: 12362

CV are trying to sue Southend Council to prevent the touring production being staged here. As a result a fairly mediocre one-joke show which draws the bulk of its humour from the use of rude words in an 'arty' context will be a mainstream sell-out rather than a barely remarked self-indulgence playin...
by andymackem
08 Dec 2005, 20:14
Forum: General Chat
Topic: glory, glory man united....
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Obviously 'the fans' would never wish to, or be able to own / run the club, but certainly a considerable stake is not unreasonable, in order to prevent the club from being used as a businessmans plaything (cf chelski, Red Bull Salzburg, and a million others). Then 'the fans' merely need to raise th...
by andymackem
08 Dec 2005, 13:03
Forum: General Chat
Topic: space cadets
Replies: 62
Views: 7592

I know for a fact that they won't have a Russian visa because they're not going to Russia.

What surprises me is that nobody among the dupes thought to query this. It would have seemed obvious to me.
by andymackem
08 Dec 2005, 12:49
Forum: General Chat
Topic: glory, glory man united....
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

When was the club (or any other major Premiership side) in 'our' hands (I assume you mean the fans)? These have always been private businesses and can be traded as such. This doesn't change just because large numbers of people choose to build up an emotional attachment. I don't remember many fans co...
by andymackem
08 Dec 2005, 12:43
Forum: General Chat
Topic: space cadets
Replies: 62
Views: 7592

Perhaps so, but the main launch site is in Kazakhstan. Always has been, though no-one noticed back in the old Soviet days when it was all the same country.

Star City (presumably not the trading estate near Birmingham) may be elsewhere. Off the top of my head I don't recall.
by andymackem
08 Dec 2005, 11:08
Forum: General Chat
Topic: space cadets
Replies: 62
Views: 7592

I only saw about the last 10 minutes of this, between Rome and Lost. One immediate point leapt to my mind as they stood at Biggin Hill, clutching their passports, and were told they were flying to Russia. Not one of these 'adventure seekers' has been to a country where you need a visa to get in. If ...
by andymackem
07 Dec 2005, 20:35
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A New Top Tory, Will It Make Any Difference?
Replies: 52
Views: 4354

My old stomping ground! There's nothing wrong with it round there & the chippy by St Mary's is the best in town! 8) I've got 1st hand experience of how bad it can get down the other end of town - it is as bad they say... Apologies for interrupting the political hoohah with a bit of parochial chat! ...
by andymackem
07 Dec 2005, 14:45
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A New Top Tory, Will It Make Any Difference?
Replies: 52
Views: 4354

s**t, I missed the Southend quote! You live near York Road or the Kursall Andy? Neither. I'm up near the football ground. Not an area I'd every imagine as being above average dodgy, though there is a cemetery close by. Naturally when I was house-hunting I swerved the Kursall and York Rd stretches. ...
by andymackem
07 Dec 2005, 14:18
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A New Top Tory, Will It Make Any Difference?
Replies: 52
Views: 4354

introduced tuition and top-up fees; introduced asbos criminalising almost any behaviour on the flimsiest of evidence; detained individuals indefinitely without charge or trial; pushed for the introduction of id cards; presided over successive increases in council tax above both inflation and averag...
by andymackem
07 Dec 2005, 10:36
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A New Top Tory, Will It Make Any Difference?
Replies: 52
Views: 4354

The difference is being made, but not by the Tories. As in 1997 a long-running government is slowly but surely making itself unelectable. The only question is whether the Tories will be able to take advantage as decisively as Blair did, or whether the Lib Dems can lever themselves into the equation....
by andymackem
25 Nov 2005, 23:37
Forum: General Chat
Topic: snow
Replies: 54
Views: 8467

The snow gave up and went away down here. So it's bollock freezing and as ugly as ever. I'm moving to Irkutsk. Svetlana the flame-haired Siberian temptress can have me. It's not like anyone else is that bothered. I remember reading that in Verkhoyansk (Soviet prison town in the arse end of arctic no...
by andymackem
25 Nov 2005, 14:12
Forum: General Chat
Topic: snow
Replies: 54
Views: 8467

Just started here in Southend. But will it lie?

So far it doesn't look impressive, but the ground is fairly dry and there's a lot of cloud.

I like snow. I approve.
by andymackem
25 Nov 2005, 14:10
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Birthday
Replies: 55
Views: 11371

incredible as it might seem to you sad cu nts, we actually have real-life friends who inhabit the outside world (you know, the place where the pizzas come from) and therefore aren't forced to rely on a bunch of faceless internet mongs for company. you can all go back to wanking into your pot noodle...
by andymackem
24 Nov 2005, 21:55
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Language test! (again)
Replies: 33
Views: 5200

" If you _TOO______ keep arguing, I am going __TO______ get a headache!" "TOO" meaning "also" or "as well". Normally the stc. would be "If you keep arguing too", but when you want to stress the "TOO", I think you can phrase it as above... IZ. I understand your logic, but I doubt a native speaker wo...
by andymackem
24 Nov 2005, 12:22
Forum: General Chat
Topic: England v Pakistan (test cricket)
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Bats of balsa wood. :lol: But realistically we hardly ever win tests in Pakistan. Partly because we hardly ever play over there, but largely because it's one of the hardest places to go. The Ashes win was about the gap closing between an unbeatable Australia and the rest of world cricket. Right now ...
by andymackem
23 Nov 2005, 20:16
Forum: General Chat
Topic: not so glittery
Replies: 90
Views: 16767

The 'Lolita' comments are a bit scary for me. I once dated a girl from Minsk who I met when she was starring in a stage production of Lolita. She was, of course, in her late teens, but the first time I encountered her she was playing a 13-year-old. So, am I a potential devotee of the barely legal po...
by andymackem
22 Nov 2005, 17:02
Forum: General Chat
Topic: not so glittery
Replies: 90
Views: 16767

I don't think there's any more case than for killing anyone else. I'm against the death penalty, totally. I think what happened was very tragic, that those who did it were just criminal scum but I think that to make one person's life more sacred than any other's in the eyes of the law is wrong and ...
by andymackem
22 Nov 2005, 14:27
Forum: General Chat
Topic: not so glittery
Replies: 90
Views: 16767

But let's say I also find homosexuality utterly sickening, revolting and disgusting. It's never normal to desire sex with someone of same gender (cf Leviticus etc, etc). I'm not alone in believing this. The promulgation of gay culture through popular music, cinema, tv etc over the past 20 years or ...
by andymackem
22 Nov 2005, 14:16
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Graz, Austria
Replies: 32
Views: 3907

I'm sure he will endure a lengthy period of mourning, but he'll live. Maybe he'll write an album about it. You could 'guest' in the manner of Jenna Jameson, whose whiney sampled vocals pollute the most irritating track on their latest album. I can't imagine anyone else producing a less satisfactory...
by andymackem
22 Nov 2005, 13:00
Forum: General Chat
Topic: not so glittery
Replies: 90
Views: 16767

ok... so, are you saying two wrongs don't make a right? or is that every person who sets out to commit a crime, infringing someone else's rights, should be secure in the knowledge that their own rights will be infringed in return, if caught? The purpose of a legal system should be about protecting ...
by andymackem
22 Nov 2005, 12:54
Forum: General Chat
Topic: not so glittery
Replies: 90
Views: 16767

doesn't matter if they reoffend or not, the desire is still there. which must be a form of reoffending.. i've read some pretty stupid things on here over the years but that really raises the bar to a new level of idiocy. the desire to offend should be considered an offence in itself? bring on the t...