Things you hate IV

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by hornmeister, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Think it's had it's day. When it was first on it was something different for NYE. Obviously this year was challenging but hopefully there will be something better on for those not going out in a year's time.
  2. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    New Year's Eve and specifically Fireworks.

    Not done it for a few years now so this year wasn't really anything different. I generally match a film and time it so I miss it but at midnight it was like the battle of the Somme in Meister Manor this year. I can only assume that the industrial strength fireworks had been sold off to domestic punters who just wanted to scare the **** out of the wildlife. Time these were restricted to professional displays only I think. I;d also restrict it to 5th November and the following Saturday night, Diwali and NYE. 4 nights only, not the 2 weeks either side of each date that we seem to get these days.

    Maybe I'm just getting old.
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  3. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The last time I was in Peru for NYE was 2016/7, you have small shops selling fireworks next to the fruit & veg out front, you see kids buying them and playing in parks with them. These are probably the type of cheap Chinese fireworks that were banned from the UK in the 80s. Anyway, when midnight came fireworks went on for at least two hours from every direction in Lima, that was f-ing annoying, two hours of it.
  4. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    Agreed . It's a bit formulaic .
    I know this was in the oldun days but I remember a Kenny Everett new years eve show
    in 79/80. Absolute carnage and finished off with Thin Lizzy and the remnants of the Sex Pistols
    playing a ditty.
    Today everything seems to be so predictable at New Years
    "Bake a cake , unedited" "Celebrity dance island on ice factor" etc etc
  5. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Hopefully it was all in the best possible taste.

    Kenny was a comedy genius.
  6. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    "I come from a broken home , I broke it !" Sid Snot
  7. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    This year was probably always going to lack fresh telly, but it does rankle that tastes catered for are always so crushingly middle of the road.

    As an antidote from one old **** to another, this was great programme.
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  8. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I only let fireworks off these days to start facebook rows on the local group.
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  9. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Fantastic. I'm going to find an hour some time tomorrow to enjoy that.
  10. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    It’ll warm your heart.
  11. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    No. Just a sense of decency for those who may just be needing their sleep and rest in time to work the following day. Not everyone has the luxury of a holiday at this time of year. Not to mention scaring domestic and wild animals . Or the already overstretched police having to deal with feral youths wielding these as weapons without a care for the injuries or damage they could to others lives or property let alone their own.

    And given how many people that would have seen in 2021 but did not due to this pandemic perhaps a minutes calm reflection and prayers for those affected, raising a glass to those on the frontline once again would have been more appropriate.

    These morons who continue to flout the laws regarding the pandemic need far stiffer punishment. They truly are among the thickest, selfish dregs of society.
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  12. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Any remaining fireworks stuffed up their backsides and lit, perhaps? With their screams out of earshot of humans and animals of course.
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  13. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    I watched this a few years ago on Boxing Day and it is unbelievably heartwarming if you are aware
    of the back story
    Children on Christmas day who have had nothing because of the firemans strike having a great time at a Christmas party .
    4 teenagers , who were public enemy no.1 , doing their best for a bunch of tiddly kids.
    8/9 year olds pogoing along to the Pistols . The joy on Rottens face as he hands out cake to these kids etc oh and Fanny Craddock lubricating a dry old bird !
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2021
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  14. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Some idiot round my way started setting them off at quarter to twelve which set everyone else off. Was highly bizarre.
  15. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Two hours after midnight once a year doesn’t sound too bad but if it’s coming from every direction I imagine it would be pretty noisy.

    It still doesn’t sound as bad as two years ago in my street when there was a group of youths (both male and female) who were celebrating the New Year until after 4:30 in the morning (I moved into a bed the other side of the house, but I pity the residents in the adjacent flats who didn’t have the luxury of that option). They were partying outside all that time (was it because there was no room for them indoors, or because they actually wanted to be outside? They did the same the previous year when celebrating a Jewish holiday until 1:30, on a WORK NIGHT). I recorded them on my phone to see how late this would go on to, and I played it back to find they were belting out Hey Jude and other songs off-key after 4 am.

    After those two incidents of incredibly inconsiderate behaviour, I posted a note of complaint through the letter box of the block of flats where this was taking place, only to find that the person(s) behind them moved out a few days later (or kicked out? I wish). It was a ground floor flat with a St George’s flag spread across the front window, and I imagine there were a few students living there.
  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    In Nicaragua, the kids all make their equivalent of a Guy, but instead of straw or old newspaper, they are stuffed with fireworks and burned in the street, like human IEDs.
  17. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Someone who lives in my village had been letting them off every afternoon.

    It seems he did it once and the storm of local protest from dog owners and horse fanciers rankled and now he is doing it every day.

    It's civil war over here at the moment
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  18. Just a local Yankee attempt to stop Biden being sworn in ?
  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Similar. It's a dispute over the peaceful transition to a new clerk of the Parish Council.
  20. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Once they weaponise the dog poo bins it'll all be over in seconds.
  21. Ah the infamous dodgy postal votes parish council elections. Understandable then.
  22. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Ridiculous substitutions.

    We put a puppy dog calendar into the mother-in-law’s online shop. It’s important to get her to remember things like her vaccination date and she’s a dog lover who likes a cheery picture.

    The substitution? A Gruffalo calendar.

    She’s 88.
  23. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    That is magnificent.
  24. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    My specialist subject.
    How about a pepperoni pizza substituted with a pack of salami slices?
  25. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Build your own m8 with a slice of toast.

    Actually my niece worked fulfilling orders for supermarket delivery service for a while and had to resolve the occasional tricky dilemma.

    Customer had ordered a joint of pork. Pork was unavailable that week and so computer sez put lamb in. However, the customer had also ordered apple sauce. Do you assume to change that to mint sauce? What if they don’t like mint sauce? What if they like apple sauce with lamb? It’s not illegal.

    She managed to fritter away a good hour and a half working it out.
  26. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Bloody well should be. Fruit should be used as a desert item or juiced only. It's not a valid main course ingredient.
  27. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player


    Also, if you don’t appreciate apple sauce with pork, you are very, very strange.
  28. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Tomatoes are evil however they do officially count as a salad item (as does cucumber) so get a pass for those that wish to partake.

    Not really a fan of roast pork and I really do not have a sweet tooth. I bought some pork an apple sausages by mistake once and had to chuck them away. When it comes to duck pancakes at the Chinese I avoid the plum sauce. I think the only exception for me is Lime Pickle with a curry. Mango chutney can do one though.

    Pineapple on gammon or a pizza should be a criminal offence.
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  29. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    As I say, you are very, very strange.
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  30. Decent with pork, but better with crumble.
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  31. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Tomato crumble?
  32. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Wrong thread m8. No politics here.
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  33. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

  34. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Tomatoes (esp cooked) are good for your gentleman’s plumbing.
  35. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I just use ketchup.

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