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The Jubilee weekend has landed. All that exists now is junk, drunks, plums and parties. And we've all got an additional 48 hours off from the world, man. Here in London, though, you've never seen so much human traffic. For those in the nation's capital, it isn't just the wave of tourists that are proving hard to avoid. Solar …

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Mostly tat, to be sure.

Union-Jack or no, the Mini Cooper mouse looked cute, especially if you know someone who is a mini-nut, though the ergonomics might be doubtful.

The Pure Evoke Mio used the 'Jack well. Looks really nice, unlike most of the slap-on-a-'Jack themed stuff.

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Re: Mostly tat, to be sure.

That Mini Cooper mouse may look good, but try using it for eight hours straight. You probably wouldn't like it so much then.

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Here in Sonoma, CA ...

... nobody gives a rat's ass about your tiny little monarchy.

::shrugs::

Carry on all, in theory we'll continue living day-to-day regardless.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

An American, from the country that has given us junk food, obesity, gun crime, unfair extradition treaties, rendition, poor spelling, grey squirrels and Aids etc......

Your opinion is..... Not relevant.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

Here in UK, UK very few of us give a rats arse either.

But manufacturers are idiots, and we like a good laugh at our own expense.

I'm sure you realise that whatever we screw up at the Olympics, the British will be laughing hardest and longest.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

"An American"

I'm a Finn, actually.

"from the country that has given us junk food"

You are delusional. Junk food has always existed, in every culture.

"obesity"

Have you not walked down the high-street?

"gun crime"

Uh ... guns existed long before the USofA existed.

"unfair extradition treaties"

That's your .gov's fault. They shouldn't be bending over ...

"rendition"

That's French, isn't it?

"poor spelling"

Spelling mutates. Get used to it.

"grey squirrels"

Out of curiosity, who was the idiot who imported them to England?

"and Aids etc......"

I think you'll find that the virus now known as "AIDS" originated in Africa.

"Your opinion is..... Not relevant."

Oh. OK. And your opinion is relevant why, exactly?

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

Few places are more parochial than California - in an LA suburb when offered a UK passport as ID for changing travellers cheques, the clerk stated "don't you have a California driving license ?".

I did.

I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised when dealing someone from a state where few travel outside its borders, let alone outside the US.

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@AC 07:48

Your tautology, overuse of ellipses, implication that the UK government is blameless in agreeing and maintaining the absurd extradition treaty and your claim that "America has given us ... Aids" are all intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

"I'm a Finn, actually."

Hardly surprising. An American would never have made the connection between this lot and our "tiny little monarchy". Actual Americans live under the impression that the "world news" they see on the TV is fictional and made in Hollywood.

Ratings are heavily down since the scriptwriters canned their hugely popular villain, the Soviet Union, at the end of series 8. The new bad guy, Islamic terrorism, isn't polling well with Nielsen audiences and it's likely that foreign news won't make the cut for the fall schedules.

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@Visible Otters (was: Re: @AC 07:48)

"overuse of ellipses"

No such animal... Herb Caen taught me to type :-)

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

Thats an interesting perspective, considering all of your history originally came from this "tiny little monarchy".

Typical bloody Merkin.....Ever wondered why most of the developed world hates you?

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@cornz 1 (was: Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

No. Just no. Look up "Bear Flag".

We accept all cultures. Yourself?

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Re: @cornz 1 (was: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

Youghurt has a more appealing "culture" than America....

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Re: @cornz 1 (was: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

So you don't accept all cultures, cornz 1?

I feel ever so sorry for you. And even sorrier for those around you.

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Many US citizens of my acquaintance exhibit an interest in the minutiae of monarchy that goes far beyond my knowledge, bordering on the obsessive. I suppose that when you look at the sorry succession of individuals that have purchased the US Presidency in recent decades, a subconscious yearning for a more civilised and effective form of government is understandable.

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Re: @cornz 1 (was: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

I really dont need your platitude...Just the atlantic ocean...Good day...

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Re: @cornz 1 (was: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

Sadly cornz1, you don't see why your attitude is parochial.

But whatever. Carry on.

Me, I prefer a more worldly view.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

We Didn't have junk food until you imported it to us, we couldn't afford it because we were still paying you back for the lend lease items WW2 until recently. Still you made plenty of money out of us.

As for rendition, that's what you do to people when they disagree with you.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

> ... nobody gives a rat's ass about your tiny little monarchy.

Fair enough. At least you've heard about the Monarchy, here in the UK hardly anyone's ever heard of Sonoma, CA. Your showy neighbo(u)r Napa is much better known.

Enjoy!

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@Fihart (was: Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ... )

California "parochial"? Bwahahahahahahaha!

That's the biggest horse-laugh I've had in ages ... Ta :-)

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Re: @cornz 1 (was: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

I'm not arguing with an idiot. You'll beat me with experience...

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

"Here in Sonoma, CA ... ... nobody gives a rat's ass about your tiny little monarchy."

In that case, can we have the Queen Mary back?

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Its that lovely, endearing attitude that just fills me up with love and abandon etc.

I always thought that the Finnish hated to be called the 'Finns'. Dont suppose you are one of those Americans who pretend to come from some other country, even though they were born in the US of A because they are secretly embarrassed about the country, by any chance? Instead they cling on to some other culture or nation just because their great-granddad came from some other place?

God bless America, and all who sail in her etc.

Paris, as even she is not a knob on the same scale as yourself.

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Re: @cornz 1 (was: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

> We accept all cultures. Yourself?

Thank you, but we have our own,

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

Posts like this raise a common bafflement. Why would anyone read an article that is about a subject they don't care about and then go to the effort to say how little they care about it. You even have the audacity to claim to speak for everybody in your town.

You say you're Finnish. I never met a Finn who would go to the effort to whine about something they don't have an interest in nor claim to speak for anyone other than themselves.

Oh well, just thought I'd throw in my tuppence.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

"... nobody gives a rat's ass about your tiny little monarchy."

It may have escaped your attention but The Register is a website from the UK. This means that it sometimes covers topics of interest/amusement to people in the UK and these are probably not as US-centric as you may be used to. However, nobody is forcing you to read El Reg. I'm sure a quick search would find some other websites discussing equally tacky products covered with stars and stripes, eagles and other stuff with which you could feel right at home.

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DNFTT

I can't remember when I last saw such blatant old-school trolling on The Register. Isn't this following the original template that invented trolling?

Step 1 : Open article you have no interest in, but that you know others will.

Step 2: Post comment on how you are not interest.

Step 3: Say how much it sucks/blows/fails/whatever

Step 4: Await responses. Yum, yum, food for the troll.

The added twist of the American vs Rest of the World playground battle is guaranteed to deliver, but is a really, really tedious dead horse flogged to death around 1997.

Over all 8/10 for nostalgia. 0/10 for originality.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

"I'm a Finn, actually."

Well, to misquote Max Bygraves, "Finns ain't wot they used to be."

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

Well they don't have an obesity issue at least.

They are all quite Finnish.

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Dammit, Gav ... (was: Re: DNFTT)

Thanks for blowing my cover. I rarely indulge myself anymore. As you say, it's getting old. But it's fun to wind up the kids once in a while ... On the other hand, judging by the down-votes, I succeeded far beyond my expectations.

::chuckles::

This round's on me. Be well, all :-)

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Re: Dammit, Gav ... (was: DNFTT)

Dont try and kid everyone that this was an old school trolling by an old school troll. Your arse was well and truely "whooped".....

Now, scurry off back to your rock.....The adults have things to do....

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@cornz 1 (was: Re: Dammit, Gav ... (was: DNFTT))

Spit the hook, little fish.

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"Thanks for blowing my cover. [...]"

Ah, the classic "lol I troll you!" when things go pear-shaped. I'm sure everyone is convinced.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

Is Sonoma in Computer Associates?

That is what CA stans for in the OT world.

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Re: @cornz 1 (was: Here in Sonoma, CA ...)

Yes - we can all see you take a worldly view from your first post:-

"... nobody gives a rat's ass about your tiny little monarchy."

I expect that an inbred Tennessee redneck could just barely exceed the carefully thought out worldly view which you display with all the erudition of a brain dead catfish.

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Re: Here in Sonoma, CA ...

I don't know whether the Faux News studios are based in Hollywood, but other than that, their perception is entirely correct.

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Basically Junk

I agree with LaeMing, the mouse & the radio (both wireless, of course...) are worth a second look, the rest are ghastly.

So are the mouse & the radio, after a second look.

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Well yes, I wouldn't be actually buying them either. "Not Ghastly" is probably the best recomendation you could get for any of this sort of tat (whatever country - the Australia Day tat is just as bad: often the same stuff but for 3/4 of the image used).

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All

available by mail order from the Mrs Middleton 'mother of Kate and Pippa' World of Tat Empire.

By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Whilst getting a haircut for an entirely separate event...

I happened to remember that I have a smallish pirate (skull and crossbones) flag lying around.

50p later for rhe roof mounting stick, and the union duster consigned to the bin, and I have been driving around happily showing 'my' true colours.

P.

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Geri Halliwell once made it sexy.

I find that less sexy than hippos in coitus.

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Re: Geri Halliwell once made it sexy.

that's not a good pic - try the newer version on this page http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG9056352/Geri-Halliwell-recreates-her-Union-Jack-dress-for-Next.html

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I have to agree

Geri Halliwell never made anything sexy. Some things should never be spoken of even in jest.

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I draw the line at...

Jubilee panty liners

Jubilee condoms

Jubilee corn pads

Jubilee stretch pants

Jubliee steel spanking rulers

and

Jubilee ear spoons

I will, however, take a set of his and hers Jubilee thumbscrews.

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personally, I wouldn't mind a few jubilee condoms.

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Re: I draw the line at...

Actually I'm quite interested in those "Jubliee steel spanking rulers" but can't seem to find any, a URL please?

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Re: I draw the line at...

Jubilee condoms - as endorsed by the queen and tested by Camilla.

I may be ill.

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Re: I draw the line at...

Well, they're OK, but only if you come once every 60 years

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Mini Mouse

So I followed the link and found this example of patriotism:

£29.01 + £8.00 UK delivery

In stock. Sold by ALB Computer Germany

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