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Post by Noj » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:27:32


Something for Sir Tim ?

http://lotusf1team.com/lotus-f1-team-confirm-launch-of.html

 
 
 

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Post by Sir Ti » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:37:38

Quote:

> Something for Sir Tim ?

> http://SportToday.org/

Like much else in life, the All Fools Day spoof seems to have lost some of
its subtlety - or have we all just become less gullible? Same applies to
the usenet troll. There was a time when a good troll was a thing of beauty,
leading the unwary newbie up the garden path of pomposity before delicately
dismembering him. These days troll posts seem to consist mainly of pure
abuse.

I well remember, many years ago, listening to the afternoon play on BBC
Radio. This was followed by a religious affairs programme which, because I
was at the top of a ladder*** wallpaper, I was unable to turn off.
About halfway through there was an item about the monks of Caldy Island who
had apparently switched from the production of perfume to the manufacture
of traditional Scottish haggises. The production process was described in
some detail and it was only the mention, right at the end, of competition
from "cheap Japanese haggises" that caused me to check the date!
--
Henry Birkin, Bt.

 
 
 

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Post by Noj » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:43:10

Sir Tim wrote ...

Quote:


> > Something for Sir Tim ?

> > http://SportToday.org/

> Like much else in life, the All Fools Day spoof seems to have lost some of
> its subtlety - or have we all just become less gullible? Same applies to
> the usenet troll. There was a time when a good troll was a thing of beauty,
> leading the unwary newbie up the garden path of pomposity before delicately
> dismembering him. These days troll posts seem to consist mainly of pure
> abuse.

> I well remember, many years ago, listening to the afternoon play on BBC
> Radio. This was followed by a religious affairs programme which, because I
> was at the top of a ladder*** wallpaper, I was unable to turn off.
> About halfway through there was an item about the monks of Caldy Island who
> had apparently switched from the production of perfume to the manufacture
> of traditional Scottish haggises. The production process was described in
> some detail and it was only the mention, right at the end, of competition
> from "cheap Japanese haggises" that caused me to check the date!

Humour has changed.  Look at this nonsense
http://SportToday.org/

Anyone trolling on the Interweb risks losing their account, because
idiots don't like being being made to look stupid.  There's also the
know-all who will jump in and expose a joke before it's gone anywhere.

Your radio AP would still work, but some of the old favourites (spagetti
trees for example) are a bit old hat.

BTW - LH's record is true, I think !

 
 
 

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Post by AC » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:43:22

Quote:


>> Something for Sir Tim ?

>> http://SportToday.org/

> Like much else in life, the All Fools Day spoof seems to have lost some of
> its subtlety - or have we all just become less gullible? Same applies to
> the usenet troll. There was a time when a good troll was a thing of beauty,
> leading the unwary newbie up the garden path of pomposity before delicately
> dismembering him. These days troll posts seem to consist mainly of pure
> abuse.

> I well remember, many years ago, listening to the afternoon play on BBC
> Radio. This was followed by a religious affairs programme which, because I
> was at the top of a ladder*** wallpaper, I was unable to turn off.
> About halfway through there was an item about the monks of Caldy Island who
> had apparently switched from the production of perfume to the manufacture
> of traditional Scottish haggises. The production process was described in
> some detail and it was only the mention, right at the end, of competition
> from "cheap Japanese haggises" that caused me to check the date!

Most of them are just not funny. They seem to be basically lies or works
of fiction, with no real humour. Most of them I kinda think, yeah, why
not? Oh, its a "funny", OK.

The Lotus thing is not unreasonable, given that Formula-E is planning to
allow on-line live racing against the actual drivers live. Must be an
overall prize for that, no? But no, ha very ha, the Lotus thing is a
rubbish AF.

The Camoron one isn't bad, it sends up the Putin / Kim Jong-un
propaganda bullshit quite nicely. It's not just straight bullshit, some
work or intelligence went in to it. But most of what I've seen today is
humourless shite.

Still, good to see the old BBC Des Lynham fight in the back ground video
again.

--
AC

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Houl » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:48:32

Quote:



> >> Something for Sir Tim ?

> >> http://SportToday.org/

> > Like much else in life, the All Fools Day spoof seems to have lost some of

> > its subtlety - or have we all just become less gullible? Same applies to

> > the usenet troll. There was a time when a good troll was a thing of beauty,

> > leading the unwary newbie up the garden path of pomposity before delicately

> > dismembering him. These days troll posts seem to consist mainly of pure

> > abuse.

> > I well remember, many years ago, listening to the afternoon play on BBC

> > Radio. This was followed by a religious affairs programme which, because I

> > was at the top of a ladder*** wallpaper, I was unable to turn off.

> > About halfway through there was an item about the monks of Caldy Island who

> > had apparently switched from the production of perfume to the manufacture

> > of traditional Scottish haggises. The production process was described in

> > some detail and it was only the mention, right at the end, of competition

> > from "cheap Japanese haggises" that caused me to check the date!

> Most of them are just not funny. They seem to be basically lies or works

> of fiction, with no real humour. Most of them I kinda think, yeah, why

> not? Oh, its a "funny", OK.

> The Lotus thing is not unreasonable, given that Formula-E is planning to

> allow on-line live racing against the actual drivers live. Must be an

> overall prize for that, no? But no, ha very ha, the Lotus thing is a

> rubbish AF.

> The Camoron one isn't bad, it sends up the Putin / Kim Jong-un

> propaganda bullshit quite nicely. It's not just straight bullshit, some

> work or intelligence went in to it. But most of what I've seen today is

> humourless shite.

> Still, good to see the old BBC Des Lynham fight in the back ground video

> again.

> --

> AC

I thought Seb demoted back to Toro Rosso (and all-Aussie lineup for RB) for China was kinda funny.
 
 
 

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Post by Sir Ti » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:49:57

Quote:

> Your radio AP would still work, but some of the old favourites (spagetti
> trees for example) are a bit old hat.

The point about the spaghetti broadcast was that it was delivered by
Richard Dimbleby, who had developed gravitas to the verge of pomposity, on
the most serious and highly-regarded programme of the week (in those days):
Panorama.
The shock effect was similar to that of Angela Rippon doing her famous
high-kicking dance routine on the Morecombe and Wise  Show.

Quote:
> BTW - LH's record is true, I think !

Anything is possible with that guy!

--
Henry Birkin, Bt.

 
 
 

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Post by Noj » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:41:22

Sir Tim wrote ...

Quote:


> > Your radio AP would still work, but some of the old favourites (spagetti
> > trees for example) are a bit old hat.

> The point about the spaghetti broadcast was that it was delivered by
> Richard Dimbleby, who had developed gravitas to the verge of pomposity, on
> the most serious and highly-regarded programme of the week (in those days):
> Panorama.

Can't have been many British who were familiar with spagetti back in
'58.  I must admit to preferring the Huw Jampton humour that was coming
out of the radio at that time.

Quote:
> The shock effect was similar to that of Angela Rippon doing her famous
> high-kicking dance routine on the Morecombe and Wise  Show.

> > BTW - LH's record is true, I think !

> Anything is possible with that guy!

More possible than ever, now he's free from the McLaren 3 line whip.
 
 
 

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Post by AC » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:05:47

Quote:




>>>> Something for Sir Tim ?

>>>> http://SportToday.org/

>>> Like much else in life, the All Fools Day spoof seems to have lost some of

>>> its subtlety - or have we all just become less gullible? Same applies to

>>> the usenet troll. There was a time when a good troll was a thing of beauty,

>>> leading the unwary newbie up the garden path of pomposity before delicately

>>> dismembering him. These days troll posts seem to consist mainly of pure

>>> abuse.

>>> I well remember, many years ago, listening to the afternoon play on BBC

>>> Radio. This was followed by a religious affairs programme which, because I

>>> was at the top of a ladder*** wallpaper, I was unable to turn off.

>>> About halfway through there was an item about the monks of Caldy Island who

>>> had apparently switched from the production of perfume to the manufacture

>>> of traditional Scottish haggises. The production process was described in

>>> some detail and it was only the mention, right at the end, of competition

>>> from "cheap Japanese haggises" that caused me to check the date!

>> Most of them are just not funny. They seem to be basically lies or works

>> of fiction, with no real humour. Most of them I kinda think, yeah, why

>> not? Oh, its a "funny", OK.

>> The Lotus thing is not unreasonable, given that Formula-E is planning to

>> allow on-line live racing against the actual drivers live. Must be an

>> overall prize for that, no? But no, ha very ha, the Lotus thing is a

>> rubbish AF.

>> The Camoron one isn't bad, it sends up the Putin / Kim Jong-un

>> propaganda bullshit quite nicely. It's not just straight bullshit, some

>> work or intelligence went in to it. But most of what I've seen today is

>> humourless shite.

>> Still, good to see the old BBC Des Lynham fight in the back ground video

>> again.

>> --

>> AC

> I thought Seb demoted back to Toro Rosso (and all-Aussie lineup for RB) for China was kinda funny.

Yeah, not bad.

What would be hysterical is if Horner saw that, and got thinking....

LOL, I wonder if Horner got a panicked phone call?

--
AC

 
 
 

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Post by AC » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:13:37

Quote:


>> Your radio AP would still work, but some of the old favourites (spagetti
>> trees for example) are a bit old hat.

> The point about the spaghetti broadcast was that it was delivered by
> Richard Dimbleby, who had developed gravitas to the verge of pomposity, on
> the most serious and highly-regarded programme of the week (in those days):
> Panorama.
> The shock effect was similar to that of Angela Rippon doing her famous
> high-kicking dance routine on the Morecombe and Wise  Show.

>> BTW - LH's record is true, I think !

> Anything is possible with that guy!

One of the best BBC scams was Ghost Watch. Remember that? It was
completely sold as genuine, but as it went on....

About 5 ish years ago I got my eldest to watch it. Told him it was a
straight up documentary from the 90's. The poor kid shat himself!!!!! I
think the fact that is looks old and dates added a lot of authenticity
for him. Still, brilliant to see such a reaction.

(Yes I know in smart arses obviously knew all along cos the always do,
and retrospectively, blah, blah....)

--
AC

 
 
 

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Post by Sir Ti » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:06:21


Quote:
> Sir Tim wrote ...
> Can't have been many British who were familiar with spaghetti back in
> '58.

I don't think it was widely eaten in Middle England but it was certainly
popular in the coffee houses and dives of bohemian London because it was
easy to cook, cheap and filling.

I must admit to preferring the Huw Jampton humour that was coming

Quote:
> out of the radio at that time.

I don't remember the character but was interested to find that Milligan
created him because the name looked innocent on the page - thus avoiding
the BBC censors - but, during the show, could be pronounced "Huge
'ampton" (Hampton Wick =*** in rhyming slang).

--
Henry Birkin, Bt.