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  • neilka 7 Dec 2017 08:11:46 20,692 posts
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    Ever seeing a margarita again.
  • neilka 7 Dec 2017 08:12:08 20,692 posts
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    You'll have to go back a page for that one.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Dec 2017 10:24:56 11,299 posts
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    How comes there's no Edwin Evans-Thirlwell appreciation thread yet?
  • neilka 7 Dec 2017 11:37:28 20,692 posts
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    I haven't made it past the first paragraph of any of his articles yet, someone else will have to start it. It should include a report of how many times "great piece", "lovely piece" and "excellent piece" appear in the comments on his and Christian Donlan's articles though.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 11:38:38 2,086 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    How comes there's no Edwin Evans-Thirlwell appreciation thread yet?
    I'm sure it would fit quite naturally into "The Poo Diaries".
  • Jyzzy-Z 7 Dec 2017 11:40:09 2,366 posts
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    I think spacemonkey was more coherent to be honest.
  • JamboWayOh 7 Dec 2017 11:44:01 3,796 posts
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    I just tried to read that article, it honestly hurt my brain. It's actually making me nostalgic for the simplistic reviews of Mean Machines Sega.
  • Jyzzy-Z 7 Dec 2017 11:47:07 2,366 posts
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    Reminded me of Jablonski reading a bit of that mass effect article.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 11:59:10 11,363 posts
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    Yeah fair enough, I've just read the first paragraph and its fucking cringe.
  • elstoof 7 Dec 2017 12:25:15 18,836 posts
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    How much did his dad actually invest in Gamer Network, do we know yet
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 12:27:05 2,086 posts
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    Parents... who'd have 'em?

    About a year ago, mine moved out into the middle of nowhere. To be clear, since I was 7 they've always lived somewhere semi-rural; generally countryside-ish, but just a couple of minutes' drive from suburbia. But a few years back, they started listening to The Archers and fell in love with some kind of fantasy rural utopia. So they move out to somewhere so remote that the closest Tesco is in Mordor.

    I did warn them at the time that they might find this difficult. I had a very serious conversation with them where I flagged up that:

    - they'd miss a lot of the mod-cons they were used to;
    - the place they were moving to looked pretty, but also had all the signs of being a maintenance nightmare;
    - they'd be adding 40 minutes in each direction to their daily commutes (they're both a couple of years from retirement); and
    - the real countryside is not The Archers.

    But they had answers to all of these points and were convinced everything would be fine. I didn't push it, because, after all, what they do with their lives is ultimately their choice. So instead, I smiled, nodded, helped with the move and so on. I didn't want to destroy my relationship with them over it.

    After a year of pretending that things are fine, they've basically now broken and admitted that everything is hell. All of my worries turned out to be spot-on.

    Except...

    Somehow it's all my fault, because I knew all of this in advance and didn't argue hard enough.

    Can't win.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 12:35:31 31,562 posts
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    How dare you, though. You could've held them at knife point (make sure to hide the bread bin so they can't counter you) and screamed right in their faces "THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA!", but did you? Did you arrange a gas "accident" to destroy the empty house before they moved into it, to save them from themselves? Did you show them the sensitive, well researched and completely non-alarmist documentary about the area, Britain's Stabbiest Village?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 12:41:12 2,086 posts
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    @DFawkes The village isn't massively stabby, though they do have a fair old burglary problem (not unusual in very rural places).

    My main worry is that the parents will end up in a wicker man.
  • minky-kong 7 Dec 2017 12:43:15 13,259 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Parents... who'd have 'em?

    About a year ago, mine moved out into the middle of nowhere. To be clear, since I was 7 they've always lived somewhere semi-rural; generally countryside-ish, but just a couple of minutes' drive from suburbia. But a few years back, they started listening to The Archers and fell in love with some kind of fantasy rural utopia. So they move out to somewhere so remote that the closest Tesco is in Mordor.

    I did warn them at the time that they might find this difficult. I had a very serious conversation with them where I flagged up that:

    - they'd miss a lot of the mod-cons they were used to;
    - the place they were moving to looked pretty, but also had all the signs of being a maintenance nightmare;
    - they'd be adding 40 minutes in each direction to their daily commutes (they're both a couple of years from retirement); and
    - the real countryside is not The Archers.

    But they had answers to all of these points and were convinced everything would be fine. I didn't push it, because, after all, what they do with their lives is ultimately their choice. So instead, I smiled, nodded, helped with the move and so on. I didn't want to destroy my relationship with them over it.

    After a year of pretending that things are fine, they've basically now broken and admitted that everything is hell. All of my worries turned out to be spot-on.

    Except...

    Somehow it's all my fault, because I knew all of this in advance and didn't argue hard enough.

    Can't win.
    You could very easily change "Move to the country" with "Vote Leave" and this would still make perfect sense.
  • mrpon 7 Dec 2017 12:43:30 33,787 posts
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    Oranges, bit of a ballache to open and eat.
  • Jono62 7 Dec 2017 12:44:32 18,436 posts
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    @Rogueywon Did your parents vote leave by any chance?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 12:52:16 2,086 posts
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    @Jono62 My dad voted Leave. My mum voted Remain.

    Yeah, there's been tension over that.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 7 Dec 2017 12:59:15 47,258 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Oranges, bit of a ballache to open and eat.
    Easy-peeler tangerines are the way forward.
  • quadfather 7 Dec 2017 13:01:56 29,597 posts
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    I went to see the Boston Celtics basketball game last night. That was entertaining. Free food and beer and met Kevin bacon. He's smaller than you think.
  • JamboWayOh 7 Dec 2017 13:07:13 3,796 posts
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    Did you actually meet Bacon or did you just see him? And if you did meet and talk to him was he hawking EE phones to make up for all the cash he lost in that Ponzi scheme?
  • Negan 7 Dec 2017 13:15:07 368 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Oranges, bit of a ballache to open and eat.
    And I hate it when those stringy bits stay on the orange too.

    Not worth the hassle.
  • Rivuzu 7 Dec 2017 13:37:09 16,699 posts
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    Years ago, during 6th form, there was one guy who tried to be edgy and insisted he normally eats oranges like he does apples, just biting through the skin.

    Watching him try to eat one when confronted was fucking hilarious. Dude was a moron.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 13:57:03 31,562 posts
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    What's wrong with that? You can put orange peel on cake. Surely eating through the peel basically makes it an orange cake?
  • quadfather 7 Dec 2017 13:58:28 29,597 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Did you actually meet Bacon or did you just see him? And if you did meet and talk to him was he hawking EE phones to make up for all the cash he lost in that Ponzi scheme?
    I went back to his hotel
  • JamboWayOh 7 Dec 2017 14:00:45 3,796 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Did you actually meet Bacon or did you just see him? And if you did meet and talk to him was he hawking EE phones to make up for all the cash he lost in that Ponzi scheme?
    I went back to his hotel
    Ahhh so that was the 'steak and ribs' that you had at the hotel...
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 14:01:11 2,086 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    What's wrong with that? You can put orange peel on cake. Surely eating through the peel basically makes it an orange cake?
    Tried it once out of curiousity. It's utterly foul.
  • quadfather 7 Dec 2017 14:02:01 29,597 posts
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    Kevin Bacon doesn't like orange peel either
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Dec 2017 14:06:51 11,363 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    DFawkes wrote:
    What's wrong with that? You can put orange peel on cake. Surely eating through the peel basically makes it an orange cake?
    Tried it once out of curiousity. It's utterly foul.
    Surely everyone has tasted orange peel?
  • neilka 7 Dec 2017 14:09:10 20,692 posts
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    Requesting information on how user mal eats an orange.
  • DukeSilver 7 Dec 2017 14:10:09 2,526 posts
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    Full thing directly in the mouth with a bin bag over his head, sex game style?
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