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Christopher Doyle

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  1. As someone who uses forums and BBCode regularly, I prefer to write in code mode, and not WISIWIG "rich text" mode. I've found the current reply boxes to be very glitchy, especially when using quotes. (if need be I can try and recreate some instances if you so wish) I've noticed many members don't use the quote system at all now, opting for a quotation mark and bold approach. I'm not sure where the option went (or is) to convert to a plaintext, code-based reply box, but if it could make a return/be pointed out to me, I'd be very grateful.
  2. I don't know much at all about the Falklands, but looking at it on a map, I'd say the Argentinians had much more of a right to claim it as their own as we do. Someone had a conversation about oil in the pub once, that I overheard, saying if oil didn't exist then most of our wars wouldn't have happened (save the 2 big ones). He was laughed at, and told that oil wasn't even close to the reason for those wars. Looking at 3G's comment, and the location of those islands, I'm not so sure. From the outside, I bet British morals look very questionable. It's little tidbits like this that make me want to bury my head in the sand and sing "La La La" so I don't feel shite for being a Brit. (and becoming part of the problem, no less!)
  3. Two women police dog handlers are on the beat, one says "I'm cold I left my knickers at the station." The other one says "let the dog have a sniff of your fanny and he'll fetch them." The dog returned 20 minutes later with her knickers and truncheon two broom handles and 3 of the desk sergeants fingers.
  4. A woman and her boyfriend are out on the town having a great time together, and she starts talking about a really great new drink. The more she talks about it the more excited she gets and starts trying to talk the boyfriend into having one. After a while he gives in and she orders the drink for him. The bartender brings the drink and puts the following on the bar and the woman explains,. " First you put the salt on your tongue, next you drink the Baileys and hold in your mouth and finally you drink the lime juice." So the boyfriend, trying to go along and please her he goes fro it.. He puts the salt on his tongue..... salty but ok. He drinks the shot of Baileys- smooth, rick , cool, very pleasant. He thinks this is OK. Finally he picks up the lime juice and drinks it.............. IN one second the sharp lime taste hits... at two seconds the Baileys curdles.... at three seconds the salty curdles bitter taste hits. This triggers his gag reflex, but being manly, and not wanting to disappoint his girlfriend he swallows the now nasty drink. When he finally chokes it down he turns to his girlfriend. She smiles widely at him and says: So, how did you like it?" It's called Blow Job Revenge!"
  5. My bike will need to be torn from my cold, dead fingers....
  6. I know someone who had one from Amazon before they were all recalled. He was lucky enough to have been in the room when the casing melted, and unplugged it in time.
  7. the chargage far outweighs the usage in ways of accident figures. If you can charge it without it setting fire to your home, than you're in the better part of 50% population
  8. same message for me Win10 Chrome Version 51.0.2704.103 m
  9. I personally can't wait till the "home Phone" and "The Internet" are adopted as separate entities by the suppliers. I personally hated having a home phone, as it was simply an inlet for cold calls. I don't even have it connected any more, yet still have to have a "weekends and evenings" package with my internet supplier. When I ask about it, they simply reply "That's how OpenReach want us to sell it to the customer". Am I right in thinking Virgin is the only internet supplier that does an "Internet Only" package? or have I read into it wrong? My mobile number gets changed every few years as it gets around the marketing companies. My last number lasted 7 years before the cold calls became too much. I guess I'm learning not to put it into those webforms you need to fill out more and more often now! (Just for the information, The only real change I made was to NOT put my number into the confused.com and meercat websites, making them use my email for contact. SUCH a difference. I'm sure, although those sites only share your details with the insurer, those insurers sell on my details. I believe the cheapest quote always gets your details so they can follow up as part of their agreement with the websites being able to get quotes from them. They don't abide by the privacy policy of the comparation website. I have several "throw away" hotmail email addresses just for these types of site.)
  10. If its a 69 for a pint, I hope the decent looking female barstaff are on! I'm just kidding! I'm not picky.
  11. Taken from the dedicated facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BedlingtonStreetFair
  12. Got any more info on the street fair there buddy?
  13. I've always meant to go along to one of these events, but always found something else to do on that weekend when it comes up. I will have to double my efforts this year!
  14. Apologies if that sounded like a jibe at those who moderate and run the site, it wasn't meant that way. It was aimed, as you clarified, at the lack of residential (and other) input on the site these days resulting in any actual discussion of the town and what is happening (or NOT happening) in it left to outside sources such as Facebook and other outlets. I remember a vibrant community when I first joined years ago (Over 10!) on the website with many topics being discussed daily. Mind, Nothing ever got anywhere then either, but at least it was being discussed!
  15. Thanks merc! I specifically came on today to post about this as I passed it earlier. Gonna have a walk over there soon and see whats up. Nice to see so many events happening in Bedlington lately! This, the prospect of sporting facilities and a metro station can only be good for the town?
  16. Unfortunately this site has become a place to discuss wider political agenda and now ignores anything closer to home people of the town may actually need to know or may actually be interested in. The fact both the picnic and the sporting facilities were not mentioned here speaks volumes about what the website now represents.
  17. Well shit. I would've gone had I known about it.
  18. Finally! A non political post! Gotta admit, I'm a big lad, and I love my pasties. Tried a few different bakeries in my times working all over the country, and nothing beats a greggs pastie. I'm not too keen on their pizza slices etc, and I had a better sausage roll in Lincoln, but the pasties are worth waiting for. Out of interest, whats peoples favourite item from here? I get laughed at, 'coz I love a cheese and onion, between 2 slices of bread and tomato sauce on.
  19. Have to admit, i agree. If the person involved was picking up, and it wasn't on someones property, i'd make a point of letting my dog go there. But, then again, I am a bit of a dick.
  20. Spuggy for Prime Minister! I understand more from him than I do from many politicians answering direct "Yes/No" questions.
  21. No, it's not, but it is the preferred media for thousands of more people than read leaflets through the door or whom visit town-specific websites. If nothing else, its a place to start getting the word out. After all, without facebook, how would we know our flag offends people enough to be told not to put one up???
  22. Getting back on topic, I fail to see what someone with an interest in the facilities should actually do about it... ...do we just wait till we are contacted? ...any facebook dedication to the initiative yet? or is it just in the ideas stage at the moment?
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