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  1. There was a double-decker Bus Vannin bus on Peel prom this morning dropping off about 18 or 20 cruise people. Meanwhile local kids walk to school. Can't make this shit up.
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    The music in that video is a weird fusion of elevator and 70s porn.
  3. Perhaps you're right in saying the "foot soldiers" shouldn't be named, but I would hope that at least some information concerning "retirements", resignations and/or outright sackings should be publicly available; information such as in which departments, how many, and importantly, whether or not they'll be replaced.
  4. For all those forum members who think teachers have a cushy, well/over-paid job that they could do soooo much better, here's your chance to jump on the education gravy train and show us all how it's done. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/teacher-training-to-be-provided-on-island-from-september/
  5. I've got some mint sauce for that.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Isle of Man TT: Meet the women who dare (from 2014) Nice little video. Includes a bit about Beryl Swain, the first in 1962. She was banned the next year due misogynistic attitudes prevalent at the time. "Slowly but surely women, the weaker sex, are muscling in on man's domain". I've not seen any mention this year of Julie Canipa, local sidecar passenger. In 2018 she won the Susan Jenness Trophy for Most Meritorious Female. Does anyone know if she raced this year?
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    TT 2022 ??

    Don't worry, I'm not trying to take your King Troll crown. You wear it so well!
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    TT 2022 ??

    So when an actual journalist writes an actual article with an actual quote, it means that the actual quote couldn't possibly be the opinion of an actual person* who believes in actual conspiracy theories? Actually, I see so mention of "the fans" in the quotes you posted. That would seem to be a TTanon conspiracy of your own making. *I'm not saying Paul Phillips believes in conspiracy theories. Bandits, on the other hand.....
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    TT 2022 ??

    Yes Roger, that was the joke. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂
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    TT 2022 ??

    Probably has a lean on his property as well. I thought Lent was a time of year when you're supposed to give up chocolate and/or whiskey?
  11. A bit like Brexit then. And that's gone really well too.
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    TT 2022 ??

    I have reliable alternative facts that @Bandits is a founding member of TTanon. Rather than wearing a horned fur hat and carrying a staff, he wears a dark-visored helmet and carries a red flag.
  13. I've been thinking along these lines too. In past years, many in the younger demographic of TT visitors had a wife and young children at home. The deal was usually that they could come to the TT with mates, provided a holiday abroad was taken during the summer break with the wife and kids. I know this from chatting with bikers when I did bar work 15+ years ago, and hotel work more recently. Some would even come back for a holiday with the family during the summer. I wouldn't think there are many families who can afford two holidays this year, and probably many who can't even afford one.
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    TT 2022 ??

    Hopefully a "good" cry? 😭
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    TT 2022 ??

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-10883417/At-age-50-John-McGuinness-relishing-100th-Isle-Man-TT-start.html 9 McGuinness on the aftermath of his 2017 crash at the NW200: ‘I lost 52mm from my leg,’ he says. ‘They put it in a (fixator) cage and I had to grow it back 1mm a day, so I had to keep using a spanner to unlock the brace every day so it would grow. It wasn’t fun. Even when you get your leg over the missus you would boot her in the shin with a 5kg cage on your leg.’ And yet he's still racing. I hate that competitors die during the TT and MGP (or whatever other names they have for the August racing). It obviously can and should be made safer - but in an increasingly risk-adverse world I think it should continue. These people do it because they love it. They're not forced to do it. For the record, I'm not a fan. I've watched one race in over 30 years, just so I could say I've done it. But I "get it". I rode for a bit in my youth and I did some pretty crazy, dangerous things on that Yamaha 500 on rural, little-used back roads. While I wouldn't do such things today, I'd be pretty damn pissed off if someone had prevented me from having that experience and having those wonderful memories. My body, my life, my choice .
  16. Manx"17"... Is that your age or your IQ?
  17. Wouldn't this be for prisoners to report crimes on the "outside" that they have information about? Cell-mates seem to talk to each other about such things.
  18. I wouldn't trust a drink poured by him.
  19. Bonfire of the Vanities.
  20. Unless you're talking about double paper-bagging over the... um... larger head, that's a really bad idea. Double bagging is more likely to result in a split johnny. Particularly a ribbed one!
  21. "This vacancy is open to internal applicants only." Why? Why can't any suitably qualified Manx resident apply for the job?
  22. Would the private sector even want to employ the government employees who most need to be shown the door? I suppose the pubs might take some on. Do we need more shelf stackers in Tesco or Shoprite?
  23. Since when is DoI supplying missiles to Ukraine? And is that some sort of new-fangled missile launcher disguised as a crane in the background?
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