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Did you known that Mao-Tse Tung worked in a library, and that Tony Blair did the same A-Levels as me?
On this day in 1920, the black and tans arrived in Ireland. Now, THATS a fact.
if slightly solipsistic. What A-levels were they?
I was just trying to see what people had in common with dictators. I mean world leaders. Also all my facts are going to revolve around Mao, as I am reading the Jung Chang biography at the moment.
The A-Levels were French, English and History
this fact was piss poor
So did Pinochet
We both got a C
They were my A-levels too
English, History and Politics.
He did Arabic, Chemistry and Politics
we're Prime Minister material
and Economics (oh and General Studies).
General Studies. I got an A in general studies which got me into uni- I've heard that it no longer counts for any UCAS points?
One day can you explain stuff to me? Oh and where've you been? I've missed you!
Oh and your Neighbours DVD? I have to admit to being a little lazy
I hated it with a passion, but I was told it would fit in well with my other choices (lies). I explained I'm terrible at maths but they assured me it didn't matter (lies again).
I'd fogotten about the Neighbours DVD! I'm moving on Sat so maybe it's safer to wait and I'll send you my new address (this was part of your plan?)
I was on a course last week. I started a thread, apparently a few people vaguely missed me and wondered where I was, but only chunty bother to ask.
you African Bum Cleaner
Er.... yeah of course it was part of my plan : )
Can you at least explain the FTSE and the Dow Jones please.
I gather they are indexes but I'm not sure what it all means
You do know my husband is an African don't you? I find this deeply offensive.
It wasn't meant to be offensive, it's just what I called people at Primary School
My Mum lived in Rhodesia as a child, want to say something offensive about her?
BTW . . . Psyche!
using your anger as an excuse not to talk to me about Financial Indexes. I'm not amused!
but I also don't want to upset joeymahone any further.
I might rename this feature "Digression-o-rama" from tomorrow, in the interests of accuracy.
don't make me talk about economics!
but Argos is pretty good
as Littlewoods, natch.
I'm going to kill you
can we please not turn this thread into "What A-levels did you do?" I want FACTS DAMMIT
You know perfectly well what I mean.
German and History, just for the record.
your tard sunshine.
I did Engligh, History and Psychology. I was originally contemplating Biology instead of History but I decided on balance that History was a more interesting choice. I also did General Studies but that doesn't really count because you didn't need to attend lessons and no universities counted it as a proper A level although I think Birmingham University might have done. It was really just a bonus A level. I didn't want to do a proper fourth A level because that was for saddoes who didn't like having free time.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Kevin Moran is the only person to have played in a FA cup final and a GAA All Ireland Gaelic football final.
what was the fact I told you? Now I've forgotten
so have I. I own this thread.
you found it both amusing and interesting
Did you know that fromer Arsenal, Fiorentina and Sunderland midfielder Stefan Schwarz has a ticket on the first passenger vessel to the moon?
that was it!
That is an AMAZING fact
Another reason to hate Sunderland.
I'm TRYING here
What was wrong with my fact?
In all honesty I'm struggling a bit today. So whilst I research tomorrow's fact that is going to knock your socks off, reflect in the knowledge that on this day in 2005 Hendon beat Harrow Borough in a local derby 1-0 thanks to a Eugene Ofori strike and on this day in 2002 Hendon went to Bedford Town and thumped them 5-0 thanks to a brace from Martin Randall, another Eugene Ofori goal and a pair of Derek Brown own goals.
This 5-0 victory over Bedford Town was the 7th time in 2001/2 that Hendon scored more than four goals, all of which were scored away from home. The other games were...
06/11/01 5-0 A v Kingsbury Town
10/11/01 6-0 A v Enfield
11/12/01 5-0 A v Staines Town
29/12/01 6-4 A v Billericay Town
19/02/02 5-1 A v Hayes
23/03/02 6-1 A v Heybridge Swifts.
WE BEAT YOU ON SATURDAY!!!!
is the worst fact ever - that was always going to be the case anyway.
I bet the Bedford fans fucking loved him.
from memory one of them was a bullet header from a cross into the top corner, and the other went in off his arse to much mirth from behind the goal.
Sandra Day O'Connor
I don't know where to start
Why don't we start by roundly mocking Little Willie Hague.
I actually quite like him
He made some classic qupis as Leader of the Opposition, and his historical biographies are actually quite good.
Killjoy. Classic quips? Examples please...
"The Deputy Prime Minister will present a bill that is rambling, over-inflated, illogical and ridiculously cumbersome - funny coincidence, that.”
I do quite like that one.
“Grass doesn’t grow on a busy street”
-William Hague on being bald
"Nothing is more absurd than a Prime Minister who has committed us in principle to joining the Euro saying last week that he was against it. He talks about his five tests; we know what they are: "Does Peter want it? Will Gordon let me? Will the French like it? Will Robin notice? Can I get away with it?"
Keep them coming.
I think this is my favourite Hague moment: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/871543.stm
why he was so ridiculed for that. Me and olegrich drink that in an afternoon
when in fact it was a boast. The hypocrisy of it makes me sick.
it was a boast. A fine man
I don't believe him.
Hague is my 4th favourite Tory Politician ever.
Brendan Bracken and Boris.
the Heavens gate suicide victims(39 in total) were discovered.
How was the pirate lecture?
I did make the seminar and that was very good, pirates were seemingly a proto-proliterian hero of the time.
(I also learnt that animal intestines were used as an early form of condom...)
Intestines as condoms? Weurgh.
Also we had an in depth discussion about syphilis and then ended up talking about how it wasn't only the women that were bleeding.
stars it's not your only job
It must be your birthday soon then!
There's a really good Arien/Aryan pun to be made here, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
Ludwig van Beethoven, German
John Addison Thomas
the BBC blowing their whole budget on a series about Rhodes, for the sake of about 2 million viewers? Caused quite an outcry if I remember rightly
Oh and Blithe Spirits is my favourite Noel Coward play
£10m, was it?
Noel Coward's 'war' film to buck up morale on the Home Front was my favourite war film as a boy. It's still in my top 15.