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  1. I used a Nikon F55 and a Zeiss Ikon Contessa at a camera club studio night. One of the members laughed at me. "Your images will be over-exposed as you can't see what you've taken." I felt like saying, "If you can switch off the viewscreen and use your brain and try exposure bracketing, that won't be a problem." In fact, he didn't even have an exposure meter for the studio lighting and estimated an exposure. I wonder how he would've reacted if I'd said, "I'm using uprated B&W film which I will push-process." The laughter came from someone who has never known anything else other than digital photography. It seems that photographers like him are now calling the shots (pun intended). Shoot it, download it, photoshop it and print it. I have two digital cameras but I don't want to lose sight of traditional values. I've used all types of cameras, ranging from a 110 pocket camera, 35mm compact, a Lubitel medium format camera, a Zenith E, and two Praktica SLR's since 1984. So maybe I'm the one who is more disciplined in camera usage.
  2. From BBC N.I. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12366465 The licence was imposed at Belfast Crown Court in March last year when he was also jailed for nine months. He had a total of 17 cases against him in both the Crown and Magistrates Courts dating back at least five years.
  3. It should keep Harry Hill in a job for another week.
  4. Introducing himself to a client, he said,"Guten morgen, Ich Schieisse Stuart." Translation - "Good Morning I shit Stuart." He should've said "Ich heuse Stuart". "My name is Stuart." Ja, wirklich, Stuart, du redest bockist! Stuart survives another week.
  5. What think you of this review? http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=52&i=22750
  6. Click this link to watch Stuart's contribution to the merchant banking business, as publicised on Hary Hill's TV Burp. http://redirectingat.com/?id=1044X509854&xs=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fiplayer%2Fepisode%2Fb00vt24j%2Fhd%2FThe_Apprentice_Series_6_Fashion%2F&sref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pistonheads.com%2Fxforums%2Ftopic.asp%3Fh%3D0%26f%3D204%26t%3D909392%26mid%3D69433%26i%3D1380%26nmt%3DThe%20Apprentice%202010%26mid%3D69433
  7. Tip - Why not send that one in to Viz comic's Roger Mellie's Profanisaurus? Make sure the stated origin is the Isle of Man.
  8. From the local rag. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/journalist-left-unable-to-walk-or-talk-after-accident-gets-1m-14995088.html
  9. BBC News report. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-11602973
  10. good to see that life is returning to the place. LOL. Bridson Street will never be the same again.
  11. An update on that story. http://www.u.tv/News/Tax-fraud-couple-court-challenge-dismissed/5b49c403-4d35-4e66-b3d7-ac3354901e2e It's odd that they can stuff a lot of money into a Manx bank account but if you or I tried to pay an hotel bill with a credit card, it's treated like a symbol of witchcraft.
  12. "Sir, you are a polterer and you have impugned my honour. I demand we settle this at once!" http://www.aoltv.co.uk/2010/10/08/video-jeremy-kyle-attacked-by-angry-guest/?icid=main|uk-ws-bb|dl2|link2|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aoltv.co.uk%2F2010%2F10%2F08%2Fvideo-jeremy-kyle-attacked-by-angry-guest%2F
  13. In terms of his sausage-sellings skills, I don't think Stuart was the wurst. Hur hur hur Glad to see smug git Dan get the sack.
  14. That video would prove to me that he was a marvellous ambassador for the island. He clearly loved it. For someone who was living on the streets at the age of 14, I'd say he did very well
  15. A comedy genius. I remember watching those films he made in the 50's and 60's. He was always good clean fun. In primary school my teacher used to shout, "Settle down class! And stop discussing Norman Wisdom!" A few years ago, there was a programme screened by the BBC about Alzheimer's. It showed Sir Norman's love of travelling all over the island and he never lost his love of cars.
  16. Great! I love seeing old photos of the IOM. It just goes to show how much the Victorians and Edwardians shaped Douglas in particular. Much better than below.
  17. A quote from that Facebook page. Kate The only way we will get more tourists here is to lower travel costs. End of. No matter how good the facilities are, the uk and further abroad will always win because of better weather and lower costs. I just said that IF they are going to build apartments, then they should be for worker and/or the elderly, not for those seekin a tax haven. We shouldn't bow to government pressure, we need to fight them. Well, yes and no. Lower travel costs? It cost me £49 return on the Steam Racket. Very cheap, methinks. On August 3, 1973 you lost an important leisure facility on the island. It was never replaced and why - government procrastination perhaps? Last time I looked, Summerland wasn't totally demolished. AFAIK, Onchan residents are concerned that it may render the cliff face unstable, so where do you go from there?
  18. The Department also offered its adjacent Derby Castle site for redevelopment if a developer could incorporate suitable arrangements for the Manx Electric Railway maintenance facility within the overall plans. OI! No touching the Terminus Tavern!
  19. What an ironic death. No singing Segway to heaven!
  20. Hello Flybe. Here be a picture of a train and a place where one would expect to find trains. AUTHOR'S NOTE - I am NOT, NEVER HAVE BEEN and NEVER WILL be a trainspotter!
  21. True - I remember going to a presentation given by the local H&S folks where most of the fire exits from the room were blocked by stacks of chairs and tables. Oh, I don't know about that. The toilets in the sea terminal had instructions on how to wash your hands. Six nice instructional photographs with captions underneath. FFS.
  22. "Three small steps for Man. One giant leap for mankind".
  23. I don't know what to make of this. http://news.aol.co.uk/uk-news/story/ryanair-boss-blasted-for-pilot-call/1253353?icid=main|uk-ws-bb|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.co.uk%2Fuk-news%2Fstory%2Fryanair-boss-blasted-for-pilot-call%2F1253353
  24. Well...not really. I accept that in the past I've had differences with the Manx people. But I must defend them here. Firstly, the disparaging comment about the "silly flag". From the very first moment that you step off the fast ferry at the sea terminal and see triskelions everywhere, you should take note of the Manx motto, "Quocunque Jeceris Stabit." Which translated means "We're not in Kansas anymore Toto!" You can't fail but notice that the triskelion is woven into the carpets in the sea terminal, it's in cast and wrought iron, bronze, stone, concrete and I even saw a honking great big triskelion carved into a hill side somewhere between Peel and St. John's. Am I offended? No. The Manx flag is harmless and inoffensive and all in all, I'm happy for the Manx people that they can proudly show a sense of national identity. We read so many Daily Wail stories of some who would find the St. George's cross or the Union Flag offensive. With the triskelion, that ain't gonna happen. At the beginning of my visit last year, I was having a coffee on the balcony at the Villa Marina. Beneath me in the garden was a Sally Army band. The conductor announced they would play the national anthem. Out of respect, I stood up and thought, "That's a national anthem far superior to that 'God save the Queen' dirge". I've been in the Waterfall Hotel, the Mines Tavern and my favourite, The Terminus Tavern and at no time did any of what you stated, ever happen. I would be more concerned about the drunken, gobby teenagers in Hutchinson Square. Depressing roads in and around Port Erin? No, don't think so. I found the roads in and a round Port Erin a joy to drive on. It makes a really enjoyable bus journey all the way from Douglas to Bridson Street. Politeness and manners is it? Check out any of the Bus Vannin drivers. Without fail they are polite, courteous and when you're getting of a bus they never fail to say, "Thank you." History - Birthplace of the RNLI. First ever commercial radio station to broadcast within the British Isles. Capt. John Quillam, helmsman of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar lived at 9, The Esplanade, Castletown. Miss Elizabeth Betham married Lt. William Bligh at Kirk Onchan. World's largest operational water wheel, over 150 years old. I could go on. The island is a marvellous place for veteran, vintage and classic cars. And one thing you will never see anywhere on Ellan Vannin is a chugger, beggar or a Big Issue seller. Gura mie ayd. H'eem shiu reesht as gow kiarail.
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