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  • JuanKerr 11 Dec 2012 11:44:48 36,736 posts
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    @nick

    I'm with you on that one - nothing worse than a ticking clock when you're trying to get some kip. Drives me up the fucking wall.

    Edited by JuanKerr at 11:45:16 11-12-2012
  • FWB 11 Dec 2012 11:45:25 48,157 posts
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    Really should have been the artwork cover for the Killing in the Name re-release a few years ago.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Dec 2012 11:46:25 39,838 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Let's not forget this guy.

    I'm loving the well placed telegraph pole.

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 11:47:50 11-12-2012
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2012 11:47:23 63,503 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    @ nick

    I'm with you on that one - nothing worse than a ticking clock when you're trying to get some kip. Drives me up the fucking wall.
    My mum once sellotaped the batteries into the clock to stop me doing it, so i snapped off the second hand.
  • JuanKerr 11 Dec 2012 12:04:26 36,736 posts
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    Did that actually solve the problem? Surely the 'ticking mechanism' (yes, that's the correct technical term) inside the clock was unaffected?
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2012 12:06:24 63,503 posts
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    The main noise in big wall clocks is the movement of the hand. It dulled it enough for me to be able to put it in a drawer.

    But, like the telltale heart, I knew it was there. Waiting. Ticking.
  • THFourteen 11 Dec 2012 12:06:57 36,371 posts
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    I lived on clapham high street for a year, and the noise from police cars going up and down the road all night was unbearable. In the summer with the windows open i used to wake up two or three times a night

    Never got used to it.
  • mrpon 11 Dec 2012 12:07:06 30,284 posts
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    Sellotape, that impenetrable material.
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2012 12:08:47 63,503 posts
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    Snapping the hand off was funnier in the oneupmanship, smartarse.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Dec 2012 12:12:52 39,838 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    If you don't mind atrophying in suburbia, Plumstead is 15 minutes into London Bridge, leafy and shit and they GIVE houses away over there.

    Same with West Wickham. One bed in Streatham plus half a mile gives you a five bed detached Addam's family mansion.
    That's in South East london....YUCK!
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2012 12:21:46 63,503 posts
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    Heh. LB lives in Walford.

    LETS GO AP WEST LIKE WOT THOSE POSH FOLKS DAZ
  • elstoof 11 Dec 2012 12:22:52 9,294 posts
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    I like the ticking of a clock's escapement, I've got a mantel clock downstairs which is loud enough to drown out my wristwatch's on the bedside table. The half hour repeater can fuck off though since I unwittingly wound the spring.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Dec 2012 12:36:53 39,838 posts
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    I've never seen boating! My parents have failed me!

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 12:37:09 11-12-2012

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 12:37:32 11-12-2012
  • graysonavich 11 Dec 2012 12:45:03 7,602 posts
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    Tldr; if you live in london you're a cunt

    ?
  • FWB 11 Dec 2012 12:45:57 48,157 posts
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    West London is for proper people. And you really don't want to be south of the river.

    Edited by FWB at 12:46:16 11-12-2012
  • elstoof 11 Dec 2012 12:47:03 9,294 posts
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    I've got a house in the country if that helps alleviate any inherent cuntishness?
  • FWB 11 Dec 2012 12:49:27 48,157 posts
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    You're probably vetoing new train lines.

    Now, while normally I'd think you a massive bellend for it, if it means we are hooked up to Birmingham then I probably support it. Otherwise, anything to piss off the conservative DM readers.
  • MetalDog 11 Dec 2012 12:59:17 23,928 posts
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    @mcmonkeyplc
    I used to live in a council estate right next to the end of the boat race. It was going there to see that that informed my first impressions of politicians as generally being entitled fucks who thought they were 16th century Land Lords - ordering the guards to clear the peasant children away from their immediate vicinity while wrinkling their noses in disgust.

    Except for Lord Sutch, who was always lovely.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Dec 2012 13:07:06 39,838 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    @mcmonkeyplc
    I used to live in a council estate right next to the end of the boat race. It was going there to see that that informed my first impressions of politicians as generally being entitled fucks who thought they were 16th century Land Lords - ordering the guards to clear the peasant children away from their immediate vicinity while wrinkling their noses in disgust.

    Except for Lord Sutch, who was always lovely.
    Did he touch you in special ways?!
  • MetalDog 11 Dec 2012 13:22:39 23,928 posts
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    He annoyed the other politicians by being approachable and likeable and he always wore rosettes for both teams =)
  • MetalDog 11 Dec 2012 13:37:09 23,928 posts
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    Heh, he wasn't short on opinions in non-boat-race matters =D
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Dec 2012 13:47:33 39,838 posts
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    I've never really experienced politicians being pricks in this country but when I visited India in 2005 I was sitting on a bench looking out on the coast around sunset, quite a nice view, when an MP's entourage comes over and asks politely "can you please move so that the MP can sit here with his wife?".

    I did as I was asked but that is one cuntish thing to ask. I was there first!

    They probably some how knew I wasn't an Indian voter...at least I hope that's what it was.
  • Load_2.0 11 Dec 2012 13:50:30 20,667 posts
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    The only place that interests me outside of west London is Balham. It matters not though I won't be getting a mortgage anytime soon. Though I might be able to buy an apartment outright in 8 years.
  • Dougs 11 Dec 2012 14:52:21 71,880 posts
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    That whole area is decent - Clapham. Balham, Streatham (Hill). I loved it round there.
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