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  1. You may have watched the Westminster "why are we so good" Briefing earlier this evening so you might have seen some discussion on this so apologies if I'm covering old ground.
  2. Given the incubation period it is too early for the second wave to show in the population and we still have to get through another winter, probably without a vaccine. Most epidemics experience a second wave and it's doubtful if Covid 19 will buck the trend. Today the number of new number of cases reported as less than 2,000 but the official "estimate" is over 8,000 a day. Today the stats show that the rate of infection is "not coming down fast" and that the drop in the number of daily deaths has stalled. Still a bit of a way to go, sadly.
  3. I think this is journalists jumping the gun a little as the discussions are still ongoing . Sky have the rights to 48 matches and all other can be streamed by clubs. The clubs are still discussing the platform for how season tickets will work in conjunction with existing season tickets and how fans can pay for individual matches and away matches.
  4. Actually, was this not a wind up?
  5. Bloody convenient time to take his paternity leave!! 🏝️
  6. Unfortunately, the patient confidentiality rules are a big problem for the authorities. If you remember that German pilot that flew a scheduled flight into a mountain, killing all 150 on board. Well he had seen over 40 doctors in the months leading up to this tragedy, all of whom knew he was a pilot and most advised him to stop flying, but none of them contacted the authorities with this information. Further, none of these doctors gave evidence to nor attended any of the formal investigations into the affair, all citing patient confidentiality. The irony of journalists kicking up a fuss about patient confidentiality is - ask them to name a source or provide information they hold even in criminal cases and they scream "journalists can never be forced to identify their sources". But more worrying is the trickle down story being fed by (presumably) Tory Central Office or No.10, basically saying "it wasn't me guv". Where Trump the Chump goes our chump follows!!!! Watch this space.
  7. And for that reason the Budge Fudge should be rejected out of hand!
  8. You mean Brian May's been raked? On a more serious note the Pretty Things albums S F Sorrow and Parachute are classics, albeit a bit of a cult thing. Parachute is a particular favourite of mine from the early 70's and has been played more than a few times during lockdown. I'm also listening to a lot of psychedelic rock too. Who says lockdown can alter the mind.
  9. Don't let him kid you - he's already got one. 🥶
  10. Is real life not miserable enough at the moment without watching hours of misery on TV?
  11. They are on Korean TV and they look quite tasty!!
  12. Awap bop a lup bop a wop bam boom! Probably the finest lyric ever written for a rock song.
  13. As a child of the 60's who got into the alternative culture and music of my teens I thought I was too old for punk but really liked their first single "Grip" so I bought it and then their first 2 albums which I still really like. However, tastes change and mellow and I moved on. Now it turns out that the original band were all older than me!! Jet Black had left school before I was born. Strange times but not as strange as Jimmy Young playing the LA's on his Radio 2 show and saying "that's bound to to be a big hit???
  14. As a Humanist I think that Christianity, like most of the world's major religions, is a good thing. The thing I have against them, with a few individual and possibly notable exceptions, are the people who follow them, mostly for their own benefit or prejudice. 😇
  15. Looks like we plan for the same again or 14-14-14. The wee clubs have used their muscle so the Reconstruction Group can be furloughed. 'Mon the wee laddies!!! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52439324
  16. Have you not got a wife?
  17. I thought you were in your 90's.
  18. Anybody know how you nominate someone for a knighthood or a peerage these days?
  19. That's not like the Germans at all!
  20. Another taken by Covid 19. Made me laugh most of my adult life with I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, The Goodies and the wonderful I'm Sorry I haven't A Clue. Maybe now the BBC will re=run the Goodies as I'm sure my Grandkids and all kids (and a lot of adults) would love it. I was going to include a clip but the Beeb have even blocked it on most streaming/sharing sites.
  21. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Angel+From+Montgomery+Bonnie+Raitt&&view=detail&mid=6732C505EB366C7093146732C505EB366C709314&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DAngel%2BFrom%2BMontgomery%2BBonnie%2BRaitt%26FORM%3DVDMHRSFirst heard his song Sam Stone being sung by a US draft dodger in a bar in Hamburg in 1972 . Interesting guy, he had dyed his hair blonde and lived mostly in Sweden as he thought that would confuse "the Feds" as they were none too bright. He said JP was the best song writer he had ever heard so I looked him up back home and listened to his first album in Cuthbertson's as the woman in the records dept was a friend of my aunts. I was blown away by "Angel From Montgomery" and to this day it is still makes the hairs on the back of my head quiver. I've never heard bad cover version - just listen to this Bonnie Raitt wersion. RIP John you were one of the best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toJ3ZYWRh24
  22. I thought everybody and their brother had more than one TV? 😁 📺 📺
  23. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Prime is great. Set in the late 50's - early 60's, it's all about an upper middle class NY Jewish housewife, who sort of by accident, discovers she has a talent for stand-up. It's American (obviously) which means there is an element of "drama" to help the plot along but it's none the worse for it. Highly recommended.
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