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chrisg

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In Topic: What's on your mind?

Yesterday, 03:24 PM

 

Saw Dunkirk at VMax. Really enjoyed it. Beautifully shot and a Zimmer soundtrack to boot.


Oh, I forgot to mention the obnoxious group of teenage males sitting in the row in front of us.

They all put their phones on mute well before the start of the movie and they never looked at them during it. They didn't speak during the movie or make heaps of noise digging into chip bags, etc.

Who the fuck do they think they were?

 

:)

 

Visitors from a time-warp ? :)

 

Not been to the cinema in decades but do know what you mean :)

 

Cheers


In Topic: Road Tolls

Yesterday, 11:26 AM

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I'm not a massive fan of Jamo either, but then again I tend to make my own speakers anyway :)

 

The ones I am currently using are floor standing monsters - takes two of us to pick one up :)

 

Cheers


In Topic: Road Tolls

Yesterday, 10:38 AM

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Mate, I was born in the UK, lived there until my 20s,a major piece of my family are still there, I talk most days with family and friends there, they would confirm near on everything costs more there than it does here.

 

Let's see...

 

Petrol is a good place to start, we get ripped off but nowhere close to how badly the Brits do.

 

My personal addiction, books and other reading material, FAR more expensive in the UK.

 

Food, that varies, but overall you will pay less to eat in Australia.

 

The UK NHS is very good, but so is Public health here. I recently had to spend six days in hospital - first time in decades, did not cost me a cent and I was fed three good meals a day and plenty of refreshments in between plus specialist care daily. If you want expensive health care try the U.S. many years ago I wound up in a hospital in NYC, trivial need really, but the bill was ridiculous - just as well I was insured.

 

A guy I used to work for has spent quite a deal of time in the U.K working at the embassy, his attitude is ignore the pound sign and just accept everything is twice what it costs here - I agree with him.

 

Transport is indeed one thing the UK did get right, the tube is very, very cheap, but ever tried parking a car in London? I had to last time I was there - fortunately I was not paying, the government was, but the cost made even Sydney parking look cheap.

 

There is no global level playing field, it would be nice if there was, but there isn't.

 

Oh, those French speakers you mentioned ? Personally I think they are rubbish, but I do most European speakers - you live in Australia, go check out Krix, tell Scott I said hi - glorious sound :) Made in Adelaide, nowhere near the price :)

 

Cheers


In Topic: Geez Trump - every day you reveal yourself as a bigger dickhead...

Yesterday, 01:23 AM

 

 

 

Of course I've spent the past several years wondering why the hell they would call a carrier after the most useless president who ever in my lifetime wound up in the Oval Office, and I do include Nixon in that line-up:)

 

Cheers

 

Worse than Trump?

 

:)

 

No.. at least Ford did nothing, Trump seems to want to but he has even less clue than Ford. At least Ford seemed aware that he was out of his depth :)

 

Cheers

 

A President who does nothing is a welcome change to one does lots of bad things. With you signing cheers after every post... you better be drinking. : D

 

Cheers

 

:)

 

There is another way to survive in this mad-house ? :)

 

I actually don't drink anywhere as much as I once did, but we English usually say "cheers" as a sign- off :)

 

Cheers :)


In Topic: Geez Trump - every day you reveal yourself as a bigger dickhead...

24 July 2017 - 08:17 PM

 

Of course I've spent the past several years wondering why the hell they would call a carrier after the most useless president who ever in my lifetime wound up in the Oval Office, and I do include Nixon in that line-up:)

 

Cheers

 

Worse than Trump?

 

:)

 

No.. at least Ford did nothing, Trump seems to want to but he has even less clue than Ford. At least Ford seemed aware that he was out of his depth :)

 

Cheers