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by ShrewsX
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Best feeling ever when hungover...
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Best feeling ever when hungover...

Step 1 - Wake up, come to senses as best I can. Force myself to kitchen for Lucozade/orange juice Step 2 - Having rinsed mouth of any ale residue with sugary drink, Bacon sandwich time... Step 3 - Hair of the Dog - to be drank quickly. Ideally Lager (Only time I drink it - Body will likely reject pr...
by ShrewsX
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: If you could pick 1 song to be played at your Funeral
Replies: 67
Views: 6069

Re: If you could pick 1 song to be played at your Funeral

"Walk of Life" would be pure genius at a funeral.... probably one of the most upbeat fantastic songs I know, with a great video "Brothers in arms" would be pretty good too. But personally, I'd want "Next Year" by the Foo Fighters. Or "Going Home - Theme from The Local Hero" by Mark Knopfler. Not the...
by ShrewsX
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Most pointless Degree courses...
Replies: 23
Views: 2147

Re: Most pointless Degree courses...

University of Salford offers
"Museum and Heritage Exhibition design"

Anyone think that the country would suffer greatly if we had a few less people funded to do this course?
by ShrewsX
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Most pointless Degree courses...
Replies: 23
Views: 2147

Most pointless Degree courses...

In the light of the Student protest at tuition increases, I challenge the good people of this site to find the post pointless courses that you can do at University. "Horology" (or "understanding of Historic Timepieces") at Birmingham City University Was what I found after a very very brief search. A...
by ShrewsX
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: TUITION FEES
Replies: 75
Views: 6923

Re: TUITION FEES

The problem is simple. There are too many degrees, and too many people at university. Sorry, but that is a fact, and a past governments fault. Remove all the pointless 'degrees' (such as Surfing Studies, Womans History, Aromatherapy etc), and keep the practical ones (Such as Languages, Engineering, ...
by ShrewsX
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Time for a sharp exit...
Replies: 25
Views: 2794

Re: Time for a sharp exit...

Does anyone remember Norseman? Used to be in Vaux pubs. Now there was an extremely nasty lager. On the subject of what to sell at the club , they should stock a bottled real ale. I used to enjoy the Cornish Ale they used to have but fizzy IPA is just awful. Can anyone remember the Camerons' one - t...
by ShrewsX
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The arrest of Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder)
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: The arrest of Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder)

I thought this early on. So much for "Land of the Free".
by ShrewsX
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Time for a sharp exit...
Replies: 25
Views: 2794

Re: Time for a sharp exit...

Was the "one with the cheesy Bavarian name" called "Ayingerbrau". If so, you can still get it in Sam Smiths pubs (ie The Glittering Star), though Sam Smiths call it "Alpine Lager" now. (I've seen the empty kegs outside, still labelled Ayingerbrau). Just been to Asda and noticed they were still selli...
by ShrewsX
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: world cup
Replies: 86
Views: 9900

Re: world cup

Apparently we didn't even get past the first round... Cheers Panorama. Can't blame just Panorama (though airing it was stupid), I think there was a general dislike of England within FIFA anyway. And I'm sure that the Russian bid was pretty good as well. Also I'm sure the fact that we are hosting th...
by ShrewsX
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: world cup
Replies: 86
Views: 9900

Re: world cup

Apparently we didn't even get past the first round... Cheers Panorama. Can't blame just Panorama (though airing it was stupid), I think there was a general dislike of England within FIFA anyway. And I'm sure that the Russian bid was pretty good as well. Also I'm sure the fact that we are hosting th...
by ShrewsX
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Dissertation Project
Replies: 41
Views: 4218

Re: Dissertation Project

So do you think the FA needs to stand up to these players with a Morals Committey? No. Agreed, and even if the FA did try and improve the morality of the game, any comittee would end up being completely toothless. Its up to the clubs to hammer players for bringing bad publicity to the club when the...
by ShrewsX
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Royal Wedding.....''Great''
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: Royal Wedding.....''Great''

I've never considered myself a leftie, but at a time when health services are being cut, jobs are being lost and we are fighting a war... Not a Single penny of taxpayers money should be spent on this event. The royal family are one of the richest institutions in the world, and Kates family arent sho...
by ShrewsX
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Dissertation Project
Replies: 41
Views: 4218

Re: Dissertation Project

Is this what students do dissertations on now? F**king hell....

Seriously, this is a topic that deserves 20 mins down the pub, but a dissertation...

madness
by ShrewsX
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Royal Wedding.....''Great''
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: Royal Wedding.....''Great''

Yup... two rich kids getting married. big deal. Oh sorry, I keep forgetting that Kate is 'Middle Class'. I dont have anything against the royals, I actually like the queen, but the media reaction is pathetic. BBC news 24 didnt show anything else yesterday. No weather, no sport... it was all intervie...
by ShrewsX
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 32
Views: 3374

Re: Pet Peeves

I'll add a few. 1) Women with push chairs, who are waiting to cross a road, and hang the front of the pushchair over the kerb. 2) People who get served before you in the pub, and say "5 pints of Lager" then when they are asked "which lager?" then shout across the pub to their mates, who take ten min...
by ShrewsX
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Carroll to start against France
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Carroll to start against France

A lot of Newcastle fans I know are sh**ting themselves that he gets injured....
by ShrewsX
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The McCanns...
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

Re: The McCanns...

I bet the private detectives and lawyers are loving this. I just don't see what the money is going to do. Years on, the leads must have pretty much died out now, and if a near global search, and massive publicity didn't find her, I really struggle to see what more can be done. I'd love to think she ...
by ShrewsX
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The McCanns...
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

The McCanns...

Just been on the radio...

They've signed a book deal...

Discuss
by ShrewsX
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: 50 Office Phrases you love to hate
Replies: 28
Views: 3219

Re: 50 Office Phrases you love to hate

The Apprentice seems to spawn new ones every episode

"If I was an apple pie, my filling would be oranges!"

"I always think out of the box"
by ShrewsX
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: ASDA's bonkers booze policy - anyone else been affected?
Replies: 37
Views: 7082

Re: ASDA's bonkers booze policy - anyone else been affected?

In defence of "the stupid ugly spotty little tart", she is liable for an £80 on the spot fine, and possible dismissal if you turned out to be a 'test purchaser' for the police or licensing people. I was ID'd by my own godmother in ASDA last week. She knows who I am, but HAD to be seen to ID me becau...
by ShrewsX
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: All you kiddies
Replies: 28
Views: 3139

Re: All you kiddies

I've enjoyed the "old timer" threads, and I wasn't around in the 70's! I think Ted does make an excellent point though about the game being sterile. Sport needs characters, and in the days of big money transfers and supreme fitness it seems thats been lost a little. In the same way, clubs rarely hav...
by ShrewsX
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: For those unable to make the South Park Fireworks
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: For those unable to make the South Park Fireworks

I think its quite sad that this is being axed by the council. Its a very English tradition and well worth celebrating. But sadly, at that cost (I presume much of the 75k is for insurance and policing/fire service) I can see why its being axed. I wonder if sponsorship could be found to have some sort...
by ShrewsX
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: 50 Office Phrases you love to hate
Replies: 28
Views: 3219

Re: 50 Office Phrases you love to hate

"Joined up thinking" and "Exit strategy"

Both irritate the hell out of me.

"Exit Strategy" in particular, because the bloke who uses it, uses it in a context where it never makes any sense.

"We'll do plan A, and if things fall out of sync, Plan B is a perfectly suitable Exit Strategy"
by ShrewsX
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Should Prisoners Be Allowed To Vote?
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Should Prisoners Be Allowed To Vote?

Oh... you wanted a can of worms... pass me the tin opener On the original issue, I would allow some prisoners to vote. Namely the ones due to be released within a year of the election date. While I appreciate what Spyman says about parties and different attitudes to spending etc, I don't think someo...
by ShrewsX
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Chris Moyles Show
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: Chris Moyles Show

divas wrote:boo :cry:

would have been a useful advertising medium.
I don't think Chris Moyles is a Medium... probably an XL....

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
by ShrewsX
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Your best Glen Robson moment?
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Your best Glen Robson moment?

This thread is in danger of ending up like the Four Yorkshiremen... "Well Obidiah, I think my favourite Glen Robson moment was when he saved that baby from the burning oil well, and still had time for ten pints, and then went came on as a substitute (in goal) with his shirt still on fire... AND he k...
by ShrewsX
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Darlo Arts Centre
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Darlo Arts Centre

Heard through the grapevine that the Arts Centre is to close in April next year, no doubt to be sold off for flats by the council? Ive been once or twice when the Ale Festival has been on, but what else is it used for? An oppurtunity for the Arena to pick up some functions maybe? I'd say you're dea...
by ShrewsX
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Darlo Arts Centre
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Darlo Arts Centre

Heard through the grapevine that the Arts Centre is to close in April next year, no doubt to be sold off for flats by the council?

Ive been once or twice when the Ale Festival has been on, but what else is it used for? An oppurtunity for the Arena to pick up some functions maybe?
by ShrewsX
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Chris Houghton
Replies: 25
Views: 2705

Re: Chris Houghton

today proves how much of a good job hughton is doing. newcastle 5-1 sunderland. says it all. One game doesnt make a season. On the day, and at home, A very average Newcastle side, convincingly beat a very average Sunderland side with 10 men. That doesnt prove anything, except that in one of nearly ...
by ShrewsX
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Chris Houghton
Replies: 25
Views: 2705

Re: Chris Houghton

What Newcastle (both the fans and the board) need, is a new hero. I had hoped, that Hughton (who provided them with silverware, and stopped them becoming 'another leeds') might be that man. He certainly deserves more admiration as a manager than either Shearer or Keegan. Sadly though, survival is n...