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Everything posted by Jimcalagon

  1. Yes, there was a Kickstarter appeal last year to raise funds. I understand from Steve Sullivan who is directing it that they might be coming across to the island to interview people as the IOM was quite important to Chris Sievey. Also he wanted to talk to anyone who had more information about the wheelbarrow tattoo that Chris got in Douglas. http://www.beingfrankmovie.com/
  2. Earth to Peters - the ' great unwashed' already do pay your Manx Radio wages. Good to see that you are still a man of the people though, you'd fit right in as a MLC.
  3. So basically a couple of blokes out of the band turn up and play their records? Well worth £30 of anyone's money.
  4. Please tell me I'm not the only person who gets a vision of this... ...when people talk about Rodan?
  5. NoThe first I knew about the meeting was from looking at a message on Miracles' recruitment twitter feed last night, after the meeting had ended. The only other mention I saw of it was on the Manx Radio news page, posted at lunchtime yesterday, which I missed and only found today because I was specifically looking for it. If I had known, I would definitely have been there as it's a minute's walk from my front door. And the only mention I can find of tonight's meeting is on the post above yours which I have only just read and that started nearly half an hour ago. So I'll just have to base my voting on the manifestos and media, unless someone buttonholes me when I go to vote tomorrow - around 6ish, Ballaugh Parish Hall, if Paul wants to come and give me a smack.
  6. I don't know whether it was Paul himself or someone else who posted it. It was either delivered during the day (when most people including myself are out at work, earning money to pay the taxes which pay MHKs' wages), in which case I wasn't there to answer the door, or in the evening, in which case the door would have been answered had someone knocked on it. I don't particularly want to speak to him, I think I know all I need to from reading his manifesto, his posts in this thread and hearing him on Manx Radio. Nice attitude you have there Mrs. Heavey, typical of a lot of people involved in Manx politics, it seems.
  7. Same here - and I haven't seen hide nor hair.
  8. With one day to go we have yet to be doorstepped by Cannan, Heavey or Talbot. Although we did get the Talbot card through the door a couple of weeks ago to say, 'I called but you were out'. While we were in. Oh, and I saw Alf Cannan driving through Ballaugh taking a (I presume) very important phone call. Probably someone giving him directions to Ballaugh. So thanks for all your efforts, chaps.
  9. We got a copy of the Lib Vannin manifesto through the door last week. Which was a bit pointless as we don't have a Lib Vannin candidate standing in our constituency.
  10. That link is to an article in the Daily Mail. And for that reason, I'm out.
  11. I will write 100 times "I must ignore Pierre Lunatic" Oh, I thought Silentbob was talking about you.
  12. I didn't hear it but I'm 99% sure it's David Talbot you're talking about. I still don't know his reasons for picking Michael but I strongly suspect it was to do with there being no sitting MHK at this election. David has actually joined ManxForums and posted in this thread (after a fashion) so David, if you are reading, could you clarify?
  13. There were no leaflets distributed last year when the course actually went past the end of the road I live on and that didn't bother me. What does bother me is the jumped up organisers sending out leaflets telling people what they can and can't do when, in actuality, they have no authority or legal right to tell people where they can and can't park or drive. If the leaflets had advised people rather than ordered them then fair enough.
  14. 1. - I live in a cul-de-sac nearly half a mile from the actual route the riders will be taking. 2. - My car is always parked on my drive
  15. Any chance we can see the text that's caused you so much distress? It is at home along with my scanner. I might have chucked the first leaflet out - it did arrive a few weeks ago - and that was the one that annoyed me the most. The one that arrived yesterday was just the icing on the cake. If I can be arsed, I'll scan it tonight.
  16. You might be best splitting them then - there's a good chance that any potential purchasers would have a couple of these already and wouldn't want to pay out to buy another copy.
  17. I'm not particularly an animal lover (especially as it attracts a large fine and up to 6 months imprisonment) but I have to disagree - guinea pigs are fantastic pets, very funny and don't usually bite except under extreme provocation. They do shit a lot though.
  18. You are Anthony Pugh and I claim my £5
  19. How do you know I haven't sent it to the organisers?
  20. Be fair, Paul would have had to travel all the way from Kirk Michael.
  21. Just to clarify, I'm not complaining about the End to End - it's not my thing but whatever floats your boat - and I'm not that bothered about the inconvenience as I don't tend to travel far afield on a Sunday morning. What I am complaining about is the tone of the leaflets, especially the first one, instructing people to not park on the public highway and preferably not drive on the highway. And then telling us all to come on out and cheer the riders on. I've got nothing against cycling - I even do it myself on not too infrequent occasions - but there is an arrogant attitude amongst a sizable hardcore of members of cycle clubs that does absolutely nothing to win the sympathy of non-cyclists.
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