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motorway service stations
The Rolling Stones in the early 80s
stock exchange im well into observing that
coast in general, although I suppose the two are the same. I love coastline, can't get enough of it.
have a favourable majority, no?
I've not met very many people who like those particular items, but maybe I've been speaking to the wrong people !
the biscuits and the animals. I've got a puffin windchime from orkney.
The best bit about travelling the highways of England
It has an M&S, but the next nearest services is Membury, which is rubbish and doesn't have an M&S, making Leigh Delamere seem even better.
Fleet even has a sign saying it has a McDonald's when it doesn't really - the little tease.
That one in Shap is quite good as well, the farm shoppy one. Prefer the classics on the A1M, though.
I don't usually stop at Fleet though as my parents only live 10 minutes away.
but there ain't no McDonald's. A BK, and a Primo Coffee, and an unbelievable overpriced grill/carvery affair, but no McD's.
I haven't really been up and down England since I was 11!
the more depressing, the better to me. There's this brilliant one on the A4 (I think? I could be completely wrong) and it's got a horrible dingy cafe and 7 or 8 clothes rails filled with outdoors-y type gear and their marked either "male rack" or "female rack"(which I laughed at) and then arranged in order of price. And they've still got a few of those machines which cost 20p to test your ideal weight and test how good a kisser you are just by holding on to the little metal bit. It was great.
Oh yeah, anyway
near Leicester somewhere, it looks like it's been made out of bits of concrete plonked in a sea of mud. I've yet to stop at it, but I might do next time I pass it.
but as far as scottish ones go there's a really good one with wimpy burger on one side of the road, and if you want to get to the petrol stop you've gotta walk through a big glass overpass. It's brilliant. When I drove down to dover all the english ones we stopped at were like palaces compared to the scottish ones, all with costas and McDs and stuff, though we could'ave just got lucky.
that just made me chuckle- I'm imagining some rubbish monarch who claims the title of 'Burger King' and lives in a giant service station.
everyone who counts, anyway
numbers in general
probably the only thing i could watch consistently on tv - and i hate tv.
cranes - i could look at them all day, seriously theyre amazing.
and sunn O)))
My ex-girlfriend owned every series box set. Good times.
I watched it every morning on channel 4 before school from about 2003-2005.
seeing family before i graduate and i've watched a double bill every single day. there are countless similarities between my relationship with my brother and ray's with robert.
yeah forgot those, good ones
and marmite in pasta sauce
Footballers' dates of birth
You can add that to your collection if you don't already have it.
but I'd guess at 1974
My favourite is Peter Schmeichel 18/11/63. Not sure why
ARE YOU WORKING FOR THE CIA??
wanna hook up?
\o/ for being a bit slow.
I realise it's become very trendy recently to say you like a maths but it's still used by "artsy" people to indicate that a person is somehow a dead soul. Which is weird.
that we're all getting nerdy hobbies out in the open and discovering fellow nerds, which is a lovely caring sharing experience.
So things which MOST other people think are boring, but you like.
especially as it's clinging on for dear life, but only if you don't go too often otherwise you would probably kill yourself.
and the '5 for £1' confectionary!
woolies was a lifeline ! thats where my musical tastes were formed.. Good old Woolies !
looking at history
giving people false directions
but I can only see the present.
cooking is good, so is walking.
The last one you might as well s a"being an arsehole".
the 630 comedy is appalling. Apart from repeats of 'Sorry I haven't a clue', it's either feeble meeja type satire like 'the now show', being all self-referential and cosy and gay about being on radio 4, or laugh-free borefests like 'Clare in the Community'.
that was Rudy's Rare Records.
heard for the first time last night. Harmless fun, and definitely not 'Quote, Unquote'.
is broadcasting house. with that stupid woman who says things like "you're listening to BH on radio 4, please rinse and return".
she isnt funny
I love that film, it makes me cry even though I know it's a bit rubbish. It's a 120-minute swoon.
Boys From The Blackstuff and talking crude.
old pubs - preferably on my own. i like my own drunken company alot.
you meet all sorts of characters in those places. Far better than soulless trendy pubs.
Except you do sometimes find senile men masterbating into the sinks in the toilet.
you wouldn't get that in your swanky gastropubs.
You find shirted young bucks spunking onto the stomachs of tanned 40 + spinsters with flailing thighs.
You should post a thread weighing up the pros and cons of 'Old Man Shacks'' and 'City Boy Shelters''
In fact listening to Jeff Boycott complain about our inability to find a wicketkeeper/batsman while Earth 2 rumbles on in the background is pretty much my idea of heaven.
very good, very good.
Old manny pubs
the World Service
Old films like Saturday Night & Sunday Morning
Looking at the ASPC website
Going to the planetarium
Going for drives in the country
everyone likes test cricket?
and that I didn't have to fight my wife for the remote in order to watch it.
about my girlfriend too.
I have managed to drag her to a Twenty20 match though.
Docklands and the Isle of Dogs
and Look North
national trust properties
has a fair bit of love round these parts yknow.
those golden chinese cats with the moving arm
Eric Coates rules
shortly followed by the national anthem, more stirringly
That show reminds me of being at uni. I was playing Total War a lot of the time as well.
on Channel 5. I really enjoy it, not in some daft ironic way, but in a genuinely fascinated way.
on Channel 5. I watched part of one the other day where someone decided to move a building via truck, not just a small one either, it was like a golfing clubhouse.
The audience who want to watch programmes about big buildings being towed somewhere, or building the worlds largest cruise ship in Finland, or a really big bridge somewhere. They aren't ever particularly well narrated, and look a bit cheap, but they're completely engrossing.
So here's to Channel 5 and its low-cost televion programme scheduling policy.
1.) 19th Century/early 20th Century political cartoons, like the ones in Punch.
2.) Old photographs of anything.
3.) History in general.
4.) From Our Own Correspondent.
5.) 1950s American cars.
6.) Maps, flags, atlases, capital cities etc.
there's enough "cooky" to keep a certain sesame street character sustained for months
and This week on BBC
a whole load of awesome
70s Columbo kept me sane through university...until I saw the one with the inside fair ground and I cracked up.
Even stuff like 'Libby Purves - My Week In Potato-Printing'?
Following 50 different football leagues around the world.