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  1. wrighty

    KFC

    And McDonalds have a pretty reasonable career development scheme. Weren’t they going to be giving out degrees at one point?
  2. I would expect/hope, that as herd immunity continues to build (via infection and immunisation), that frequency drops off. Most people I know get a cold/flu (definitions vary, and level of symptoms represent a spectrum) once or twice a year, and are not necessarily very ill with it. See how it goes over the next couple of years.
  3. Jonathan Van Tam on R4 this morning was very clear in his thoughts on the current covid situation in the UK (and to all intents and purposes, IOM is the same). Unlike when politicians are interviewed he gave clear and concise answers and made a lot of sense. He said that thanks to vaccination, and a lesser extent immunity acquired through prior infection, covid is basically the same as seasonal influenza in terms of hospitalisation and death. We've lived with that for the rest of our lives, just as we now should with covid. When asked if he personally masked up he said no (unless it was a particular high-risk social situation, then he might 'think about it'). Further vaccine boosters will likely be forthcoming later in the year. We need more people like him being interviewed, and fewer politicians.
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    TT 2022 ??

    I know of a dog blinded by a piece of exploding bike that had ‘vaulted’ a house. Dave Jeffries crash in Crosby. Would that count? If it had been a child not a dog would it have counted?
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    TT 2022 ??

    Watering their plants? They know the risks.
  6. I'm not quite under 50 but I check till receipts. Not in Tesco if I do the scan it yourself thing, but certainly in M&S - they make the odd mistake, scanning stuff twice, missing 3 for 2 offers etc. The other thing I do, which not many seem to, is check use by dates on stuff. There's a fair bit on the shelves with today's date on that is not marked down.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Rugby. Get knocked on the head playing that and you’re out for a week. Mandatory. TT - come off at high speed, and if you say you feel ok you can go again. Just one example when the organisers seem to disregard opportunities to make things safer.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Unless I imagined it. Boris Johnson’s I think (the forum character, not the PM)
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    TT 2022 ??

    Too strong for here, evidently. Lifetime ban do you reckon too?
  10. Remember in December when we posted similar, only for me to succumb within days? This time Thommo…
  11. The actual R will be unaffected by testing (unless you factor in large numbers of reported tests leading to general behavior change) but the quoted figure depends entirely on it, as it’s simply an estimate based on dividing this week’s numbers by last’s.
  12. Just eat a Pot Noodle in a school canteen then set fire to a £20 note. [from Viz]
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    TT 2022 ??

    Not who but what. The truth. The more speculation and rumour that is out there, the more it can distort memories and facts. It goes something like this - anonymous forum user makes stuff up about what he thought might have happened. This gets copied on another forum. Mail online, seeing it twice, report it as ‘a reliable source’. This is picked up by The Sun and repeated. The Guardian, seeing it in two tabloids jump on the same bandwagon. Now in the quality press it appears on the BBC and is seen by the original bullshitter who pats himself on the back saying “I bloody knew it”. Eyewitnesses now question their own recollection of events as it was a stressful time, and well, the BBC must have reliable sources so perhaps their recollection is flawed. Etc. etc.
  14. I have non-covid right now (cough, presumably due to a respiratory virus, tested negative x2) and had to get supplies in yesterday. So for the first time this year I wore a mask round M&S. Felt a bit odd, but it was the right thing to do as I was potentially infectious. Nobody said anything to me (probably due to my general air of unapproachability) apart from a non-masked little old lady who was quite happy to ask me to get her something off a top shelf she couldn’t reach herself. It’s something I think we’ll get used to long term. If you’re ill, coughing/sneezing etc, stay home if possible but mask up if you go out. And ideally start seeing mask wearing as an altruistic deed to protect others, rather than a sign of being a covid-scaredy-pants or whatever.
  15. This thread is long past its use by date.
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    TT 2022 ??

    He/She knew the risks 🙄
  17. Don’t ask on here - you’ll get a bunch of polarised opinions and eventually people will start abusing each other and moaning about government/civil service. I suggest you try it for 6 months and make your own mind up.
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    TT 2022 ??

    The pigeon one was a joke, wasn’t it?
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    TT 2022 ??

    It was quite a jaw-dropper. I’m not sure if he was supporting TT, banning it, or just making a stupid point comparing high risk sexual activity with riding motorbikes.
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    TT 2022 ??

    I’ve seen a few lads with broken bones from motorcycle injuries. The parental reaction is almost always the same: Dad - “when is he ok to race again” Mum - “He’d better not ride for a while/ever again, don’t you think doc?” Am I guilty of gender stereotyping? Probably, but in my experience the mothers hate seeing their little boys with even minor injuries. Being killed at the same time as the dad is unimaginable, and certainly not something she will have ‘signed up to’ all those years ago. More likely resigned to it, and spending every race in a cold sweat praying they make it back.
  21. I was told they’d sold 836. Probably a free walk-ins later on as the crowd was decent, but not packed by any means.
  22. It would be good, but I suspect 1886 made a loss based on The attendances I saw, and hearing some of the figures paid to the bands, cost of staging etc. Be interesting to see if they repeat it in 2023
  23. I’ve noticed this before. Radio commentators will be all “We’ve got good news, the race is going ahead in 15 minutes. That’s great for all the fans out on the course. And by the way, x has died” If I was a grieving relative, I’d be more upset by the crass attitude of the organisers - “The Show must go on” - than I would anonymous Internet users speculating on cause of death.
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