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Eurovision Political Nonsense ...........

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 21 May 2013 11:52 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22600892

Apparently the Germans were "punished" with low scores due to the austerity they are demanding of the Eurozone!!
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Postby bgd » Tue, 21 May 2013 12:00 pm

And not because their entry was rubbish?

I think Eurovision is a complete waste of time and money. It's been political for years.

The only good thing ever to come out of it was Abba. And even that's debatable.

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 21 May 2013 12:09 pm

And Terry Wogan's commentary. Worth watching for that alone :-)

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Postby bgd » Tue, 21 May 2013 12:16 pm

Oh God! Terry Wogan. Can't stand the smug Irish git.

Used to commute by car and listen to Sarah Kennedy. If the Blackwall was blocked (often) and my commute over ran I would catch some of Wogan. What a terrible start to any day.

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 21 May 2013 12:31 pm

Blackwall tunnel and Wogan, I have sympathy for you.

Fortunately I lived in East London and travelled up the M11 to work. Never had much grief with traffic and had Heart 1017 FM for company :-)

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Postby bgd » Tue, 21 May 2013 12:48 pm

I moved from car to motor bike. I blame Wogan. Never looked back.

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Postby durain » Tue, 21 May 2013 5:48 pm

i didnt even realise it is on (again!).

i cant believe i wasted my time watching it years ago, especially the end bit with the score. time wasting!

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 21 May 2013 9:03 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Blackwall tunnel and Wogan, I have sympathy for you.

Fortunately I lived in East London and travelled up the M11 to work. Never had much grief with traffic and had Heart 1017 FM for company :-)





Dunmow, The Hadhams, Bishops Stortford, Elsenham, Stansted, Newport, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Cambridge...

I've rather fond memories of that road and area!

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 22 May 2013 7:44 am

UK has some really nice bits. I used to drive my 2CV from Sheerness to London at dawn. The surroundings always were a sight for sore eyes, especially in winter, on a cloudless day.

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 22 May 2013 9:58 am

Dunmow, The Hadhams, Bishops Stortford, Elsenham, Stansted, Newport, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Cambridge...

I've rather fond memories of that road and area![/quote]

Wow really, I lived in Bishops Stortford for 20 years and worked in Cambridge for longer than that. My brother still lives in the village of Farnham just outside Stortford.

The M11 corridor was my life before moving here.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 22 May 2013 10:48 am

JR8 wrote:Dunmow, The Hadhams, Bishops Stortford, Elsenham, Stansted, Newport, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Cambridge...

I've rather fond memories of that road and area!


Steve1960 wrote:Wow really, I lived in Bishops Stortford for 20 years and worked in Cambridge for longer than that. My brother still lives in the village of Farnham just outside Stortford.

The M11 corridor was my life before moving here.


Small world. As a student during the summer one year, I worked as a builders labourer, and most of the summer was spent on renovating the proprietors own tudor pile that I'm pretty sure was in Farnham (we lived in the Hadhams about 3 odd miles away).

And tying in with Max Headroom, I used to cruise around the above area in a 2CV (top-down, but not in winter! :)). Such winding roads I had to be careful or back seat passengers turned almost as green as the cars paintwork!

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 22 May 2013 12:01 pm

So you were the one in the green 2CV :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 22 May 2013 12:12 pm

Steve1960 wrote:So you were the one in the green 2CV :wink:


Routinely burning up the road (a relative term in that car!) betwixt Little Hadham and Patmore Heath?

Yep, twas me! :wink:

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Postby durain » Wed, 22 May 2013 6:55 pm

JR8 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:So you were the one in the green 2CV :wink:


Routinely burning up the road (a relative term in that car!) betwixt Little Hadham and Patmore Heath?

Yep, twas me! :wink:


listening to buck fizz, no doubt.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 22 May 2013 7:23 pm

durain wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:So you were the one in the green 2CV :wink:


Routinely burning up the road (a relative term in that car!) betwixt Little Hadham and Patmore Heath?

Yep, twas me! :wink:


listening to buck fizz, no doubt.


Oh issit? ;)


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