Someone having a crafty cigarette in the toilet. Again.
744 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
I sympathise. I can never find anything I like in the local stores but.....
After a quick web search I found 11 collar styles*. If a shop were to stock 1 of each in the most popular sizes (14.5" to 20", a dozen in all) they'd need to find room for 132 shirts. God help you if you don't want a white one. Or short sleeves.
Just what do you suggest the general department stores do? It's easy to say "come up with a new models, new services and new ideas" but apart from 'stock more grandad shirts' what?
* point, narrow, saint tropez, spread, button-down, round, pin, tab, wing-tip, mandarin, nehru. There may be more.
"His name was incorrectly linked to a child abuse case after a botched BBC2 Newsnight programme - which didn't name the peer - reported that a "senior Tory from the Thatcher years" had been accused of child abuse by north Wales care home victim Steve Messham."
So the BBC didn't name him and Mr. Messham was given the incorrect name by the POLICE. Are the police being investigated over this matter? Why have the BBC been pilloried for 'outing' this man. (No names, no prosecution. Oh wait...)
Media people, please, TRIFECTA does not mean 3.
In horse racing terminology, a trifecta is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order.
If you want to sound clever What about:
a triplet of predictions?
a trinity of market forecasts?
a trilogy of analysts estimates?
a triptych of media speculations?
Hell, you could just write about 'three wild guesses'.
What was that about a new mobile telephone?
I've only ever had one cup of coffee from a franchise. Two in the morning at a motorway service station (which in my opinion is the best time to visit one.)
I spent a few moments looking at the confusing array of names but couldn't work out what the hell was what.
Me: Err, could you do me a large ordinary coffee?
Helpful lady behind counter: How about an Americano?
Me: What's that?
HLBC: Black coffee.
Me: Umm, I wanted a white coffee.
HLBC: Would you like me to put some milk in it for you?
Me: Oh ta! Thanks very much.
And she didn't charge me extra for the milk.
Phlegmatic British working woman 1, Media-type focus-group fancy naming scheme 0.
Can someone explain to me why Goldfinger is always rated so highly in these polls?
I've watched it several time and I can't see the attraction.
Bond is rubbish in it. He gets captured while doing some simple spying and spends the rest of the film impotent (well apart from the scene in the hay).
The day is saved by Pussy Galore and the US military. Even the atomic bomb is defused by someone else.
Please, why? It must be more than the DB5 and a woman painted gold.
Horizon: They don't want to scare off the casual viewer. When was the last time you saw a diagram or graph on it? Much easier (on the eye) to spend 10 minutes watching people on a beach throwing a ball to each other while 'explaining' the difficulties of shooting a space probe from one planet to another.
I stopped reading a book on quantum physics to watch this. Now I'm worried that my data might be everywhere in the universe except where I expect to find it.
Totally agree with Fred Flintstone: why does 'everyone' have to produce a video when a series of pictures would be more digestible?
Well I wouldn't have commented on it if I hadn't watched all of it. I know what commentards would say.
I also watched the one John Simm and Jim Broadbent were in. (Exile. Thanks Google.) That one was even worse! It took the 'art' of coincidence to a new level. E.G. Simm is looking through many boxes of his old cassette tapes and finds a party mix from twenty-odd years ago. As he listens to it the music cuts out and is replaced by voices that DISCLOSES IMPORTANT PLOT INFORMATION. He peels the label from the cassette and underneath is a second label that DISCLOSES IMPORTANT PLOT INFORMATION.
I, however, must be wrong about these dramas. They got glowing reviews in the grown-up newspapers. Maybe because both had characters suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Must be the sympathy vote.
The Shadow Line?
Was that the one in which a bomb exploded, powerful enough to blow the windows out of a clock shop, and both people in the shop stood up, brushed the dust off themselves and left? The one where there was a fight and one person was hanging from a light fitting while another person tried to kill them? (2 core cable, you know, those ones held up by two tiny brass screws.) The one where the villains smuggled heroin into the country by hiding it in the stalks of cut flowers? The one with the 'so-scary-he's almost-comedic' hit-man? The one where EVERY copper was bent and all the villains were scared of the missing crime lord's camp son?
I didn't like it. Too far fetched.
'...Active Shutter 3D screen certainly pulls scads of detail from dimensionalised BDs....'
What does this mean? The screen pulls fish from the image? It shows the Savannah College of Art and Design when playing stereoscopic discs? It shows a lot of detail? Or none at all?
Buy a thesaurus and use it. On second thoughts, don't. The results might be discombobulating.
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