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Not owning a tv
Not watching tv
Have never eaten a McDonalds
the foundations of a whole life philosophy.
it limits me to what I can eat, this is never a good thing
Worst people on earth.
I want Sky because Virgin is dick but he won't have any of it.
Makes own bread
Shops at the local grocer/butcher/fishmonger rather than the supermarket
and the third one to - Not using supermarkets.
3 - not as much as i'd like.
but my brother/sis-in-law don't own a TV either, so it makes sense in the context.
it might not stop.
it's like listening to Ride and saying "it's just good shoegaze".
Of course it's absolutely fine not to like it but when you call it fizzy piss or whatever then prepare that lapel my friend because I have a badge for you.
I don't drink at all but people who get snooty about differing types of alcoholic drink can do one
"Oh I don't drink lager, I prefer a full bodied a hoppy ale. You can just taste the flavours more". CUNT OFF YOU CUNT HEAD.
...but I'm well onside with this.
to a warm can of Carling, i.e. not comparing like with like. Freedom Organic Lager stands up to any real ale, and Asahi and Samuel Adams are great too.
Mass-produced lager is a bit bland, but imo Carling/Fosters is better than mass-produced 'ale' like John Smiths, which has no flavour whatsoever. If it wasn't for the nitrogen gas in the beer (which gives it the Guiness-style head), it would actually be brown water.
I don't like beer, but I wish I did most of the time - why would it bother me that other people like it!?
Creative is an adjective you unrelenting shower of cunts
Whether nicking it from a shop or delving into the bins at the back of Waitrose
What do you want...a medal?
that's great, here's a biscuit...
Apparently popular with the kids. I had literally never heard of him. He played some songs.
Rather than feeling a badge of honour, I felt sad and confused like a nursing home patient
Yeah I'd hate to have that sprung on me, literally couldn't believe my ears first time I heard one of his songs.
I don't think I could handle it
Come ooohhhhnnnn, don't be boring, get up, come look at me I don't care about how I look I'm just having a good time, up up up up up up
BIG DEAL, DICKWAD
P.s. being an ale man through and through sounds a bit badgeworthy.
More badge worthy if I substitute the word ale for the term craft beer. NOW we're badging.
So long as there's something we can ALL feel superior about.
also looking at articles on the online version but using some other site or something
They will of course also mention not wanting to know what X has had for lunch.
They will of course also mention how you can crowdsource an answer to something like *that*.
Replace 'getting' with 'bumming'.
but that's because I'm old and I've forgotten my password for it.....plus I cannot constrain myself to fit in with it (s small message size).
I therefore maintain that my not 'getting' twitter is valid
Sanctimonious hob-heating cunts.
Just when people make a point of not having one, like it's, er, a badge of honour. WHICH IS THE POINT OF THIS THREAD WZA.
i know this because i do it myself. i've never watched Titanic. so. cool.
exam/job interview etc
Oh fuck off.
I'm going to go and count.
(so you're 23 now I think)
doing *loads* of revision for exams
just ask kik.
(i.e. a fixy)
(when in fact they're just tidy)
even worse if they LITERALLY have the badge (Christian fish thing cleverly subverted with legs and the word Darwin)
and I've only just noticed it was the Darwin one and not the usual fish so really their little badge backfired as I've spent the last year thinking they were christian which I assume is the exact opposite of what they were going for
Everyone is in a band.
Having cauliflower ears.
The amount of guys who refuse to wear earguards at mma is crazy. Its like they want to have ugly messed up ears.
refusing to wear earplugs at gigs. Like tinnitus is a way of showing how hard you are or something.
you lot all seem to be confusing people who do all these things, with people who do all these things and are annoying cunts about it.
Teaching kids in China/Vietnam/Thailand
Being into lame ass classical literature AND MAKING SURE YOU REALISE THIS
Nearly every girl on OkCupid proudly displays at least one of these stupid badges of honour on their profile. Please please tell me this isn't an accurate indicator of what girls are like in general. Huh.
as a way to make themselves less boring. It's like the office twat wearing a Simpsons tie. So many boring people I know go travelling and come back even more boring.
I'm not saying travelling si boring, I'm saying these people are.
...I was helping to build schools and shit"
or hoping england lose at the euros
by bringing up my kids veggie*. I'm not a vegetarian but by creating 2 I have saved more animal lives than a childless vegetarian. Kinda.
*= OK, so it was by veggie wife's idea, but I like to pretend I had a say.
are somewhere in the sentences when talking about what they've eaten. Equally as annoying is when a superfluous 'veggie' is put in front of something. I dont need your life story, especially when you want to lord it over me with your superior culinary skills or morals.
unfortunately I cannot wear it as I have had an egg muffin for bfast on a couple of occassions (there was nothiung else open)
'getting reeeeeally wasted' and bragging about it is just not good. Mind you, I was never really on board with the idea that making myself ill and being unable to remember what I did the night before = a good time.
cause the park is your gym
past a certain time of day
Did you see they got rid of the beer tie? They're still good!
It's one of those things that I personally have no evidence of it having any societal/business good. My local pub back home is shafted by it. As are a few of my favourite pubs in London. But Allister Heath's piece in the Telegraph this morning powerfully argues the opposite... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/11241965/The-death-of-the-beer-tie-will-put-thousands-more-pubs-out-of-business.html
We'll see what happens eh?
Which historically was the case: the pub was there to sell the beer first and foremost. Anybody could become a tenant - you worked hard all day, but the property itself was extremely reasonable. Nowadays, that's hardly the case.
Pubcos and breweries now are very much into the property game, and if you're a tenant, you're getting it both ways - you pay higher and higher rents, and you get shafted on beer prices because you aren't allowed to look elsewhere.
It's like if your boss was also your landlord. Well done, you got a £1k a month pay rise! Oh guess what, rent's gone up by a grand. Because they know each pub's barrelage, they can see if you're doing well and bump the rent to match.
They tend to use high watermarks too - my parents had a pub for 20 years, and while rates certainly increased during the good times, they never came down again during the bad.
Market rent may or may not be a good thing for a pub, but at least it won't spike because you have a good quarter. That's what 'contingent on revenues' means. Other jobs don't increase your rent when you do well, do they?
I don't know enough about the ins and outs of the pub industry. But I'm surprised a fervent economic libertarian like Mr. Heath hasn't welcomed a change which will put pubs back in the hands directly of those who run them, meaning they are more nimbly able to respond to changes in demand and increase consumer choice.
Seems to me like the whole industry (esp. customers and smaller breweries) will benefit but... even still, it seems like it's not as cut and dry as I'd previously thought.
Had a nice long chat with my dad (landlord of a pub for 20 years, worked for a brewery before that) about the beer tie. His thoughts surprised me, because he fought against rent hikes from the brewery repeatedly.
He thinks that cutting the tie is the death knell for tenancies. The reason being that it's now so much harder to become a tenant. Time was, anyone could do it as the capital outlay was low (a few grand in some cases). But rents have increased, and tenants' margins have shrunk - there's less incentive to get into it for yourself, sure, but it's not impossible. But with no tie, breweries have little incentive to take on tenants at all.
With the tie, breweries has a secured outlet for their product - that's why the rent was so low in the old days, you basically paid royalties to the brewery with each pint. That's why the same pint at a tenancy was more expensive than from a managed house.
Without the tie, breweries don't have that secured channel. That means they'll have to bump up the rents across the board (some pubs perform better than others, so it all evens out).
Breweries and pubcos know how much their properties are worth compared to their takings. If a pub takes £10k a week, but the land could be sold for £2m, they might hold onto the pub as a revenue stream. But if the revenue stream dries up because the tenant is buying out, they might instead realise the property value of it. They might hike the rent to the point where a tenant can't pay it and leaves, then sell up.
Cutting the tie means tenants can save money buying wholesale (or from Tesco if they want), but that won't counteract the massive rent hike they're probably gonna get. Being able to get your rent set at market rates might not help either, particularly for London pubs.
It seems to me that they've swung from a closed-in, anti-competitive arrangement (tenants buy beer only from their brewery, who also sets their rent) to a wide-open, laissez-faire thing (market rates for rent, buy from wherever). For the consumer, cutting the tie seems great - lower prices and more choice - but while you might see Young's beer in a Fullers pub, it won't be any cheaper.
The tie was good in the sense that it gave pubs identity - Fullers' pubs have ESB and London Pride and so on. Presumably an untied Fullers pub would continue to sell those beers, be a bit daft otherwise.
It's possible that breweries will come up with separate, voluntary tie agreements with tenancies - sell our beer exclusively, and we won't set the rent too high. What they want is a secure revenue stream, and the tie is okay provided they don't abuse the one-sidedness of it (which they certainly have been).
Or, they'll just let all their tenants' leases expire, and convert them all to managed houses. Less hassle, greater control over the outlets, no people owning their own businesses and taking the profits out. Sadly, I think this is how it might go.
Hard to say what would fix the situation. You could say that breweries have to set rent at like 25% below market rate in exchange for the tie, and they could only sell stock at wholesale price.
But then, maybe tenancies are on their way out. Local pubs with 'character' and 'atmosphere' tend to be tenancies (those indefinable things that every pub wants). They reflect the people who run them because it's their own place, their own business. Managers, by contrast, are just employees, and they have rules to follow and sales targets to meet. But if every pub is a managed house, then the Great British Pub (TM) is gone.
On-topic: membership of CAMRA is a stupid badge of honour, according to my dad. Those guys (all guys) are a 'committee' of people who 'never really got anywhere in life' and have 'little or no experience with the industry'. They don't realise what abruptly cutting the tie will do. It might mean your local gets more variety, but then it shuts in three months, so well done, beardo.
but it's interesting that they're almost entirely disagreeing with him, and quite strongly too. The closest i saw to someone backing him up was a comment banging on about the smoking ban.
Don't watch much TV, think lager is dreadful compared to ale, went to next to no lectures at university and barely revise for exams.
Oh, and I fucking hate the quiz.
+1 for cycling to work
Oooh check out Mr. fucking People Skills over here.
therefore not eating at Macdonalds is NOT stupid for me (see also KFC)
essentially do whatever you like, just don't make yourself look like a bellend by banging on about it, especially on social media.
calling the GP from your desk
'no, I'm fine aheeerugh huergh huergh'
as if someone calls in sick with a cold I think they are a prick, but if they come into work, I think they are a prick as well. Working from home is perfect in this occasion.
was when I was proudly able to announce
"I've never landed in a plane"
(I went parachuting when I was young so I had taken off on a plane, but had never been in a passenger plane)
because it gives money to their advertisers or something. A lot of Mail ones actually - like pretending to care that their sidebar is full of celebs in bikinis.
Richard Littlejohn though, he is a prick, it is OK to hate on him.
Excluding certain wars
It was just the last thing he said to me.