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Meh Clapton, like Connery, was never particularly good. He was easily the least talented in Cream (though possibly not the prize arsehole, though to be fair Ginger Baker wasn't a racist as far as I know).

I think Van Morrison was good though, as well as a prize arsehole, though not more recently than maybe 40 years ago. His voice being gone probably doesn't help with his mood.

School uniforms suck. Had exactly that experience when mine started last year. Hundreds of euro spent on largely unworn uniforms too.
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fourthirtythree wrote: August 28th, 2021, 2:23 pm Meh Clapton, like Connery, was never particularly good. He was easily the least talented in Cream (though possibly not the prize arsehole, though to be fair Ginger Baker wasn't a racist as far as I know).

I think Van Morrison was good though, as well as a prize arsehole, though not more recently than maybe 40 years ago. His voice being gone probably doesn't help with his mood.

School uniforms suck. Had exactly that experience when mine started last year. Hundreds of euro spent on largely unworn uniforms too.
You’re wrong on Clapton’s ability, whether or not he was the best or worst in cream he was objectively an amazing blues guitarist. Just turns out that he’s a bit of a racialist and obviously a bit of a thick.

You’re bang on with Van - he’s a pr!*k.

On Uniforms, I think they’re excellent in theory, but they should be more generic and girls should absolutely have the option of trousers.
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Cats, the animals and the musical and the movie.

They’re all b$&%@#ds with no souls who would otherwise burn in an imaginary eternal afterlife

That is all…
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Oldschoolsocks wrote: August 31st, 2021, 9:36 pm Cats, the animals and the musical and the movie.

They’re all b$&%@#ds with no souls who would otherwise burn in an imaginary eternal afterlife

That is all…
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Zapponegate.
Did we really need to make this appointment in the first place.
This country is up to its' neck in debt.
More waste of taxpayers money - It's not just the €16k, it's the support costs included, no doubt, expenses.
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Oldschool wrote: September 8th, 2021, 11:42 am Zapponegate.
Did we really need to make this appointment in the first place.
This country is up to its' neck in debt.
More waste of taxpayers money - It's not just the €16k, it's the support costs included, no doubt, expenses.
No of course not. But a grifters gotta grift and the zapper being an arch-grifter in NY was desperate to get her legs under the table down at the UN. That way she could soak them (us?) good and proper later down the track. The 16k plus expenses were an oer-d'ouvre to keep her beak wet whilst awaiting her new job UN doing stuff.

The hapless Coveney and his ridiculous tales have been highly amusing for me, a real highlight.
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domhnallj wrote: September 8th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Oldschool wrote: September 8th, 2021, 11:42 am Zapponegate.
Did we really need to make this appointment in the first place.
This country is up to its' neck in debt.
More waste of taxpayers money - It's not just the €16k, it's the support costs included, no doubt, expenses.
No of course not. But a grifters gotta grift and the zapper being an arch-grifter in NY was desperate to get her legs under the table down at the UN. That way she could soak them (us?) good and proper later down the track. The 16k plus expenses were an oer-d'ouvre to keep her beak wet whilst awaiting her new job UN doing stuff.

The hapless Coveney and his ridiculous tales have been highly amusing for me, a real highlight.
Very insightful.
A certain ex President of Ireland who's currently attached to the UN is no doubt going to retire at some stage in the not too distant future.
The Zapper, as you put it, had this one in sights from the word go.
Good riddance to her.
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fourthirtythree wrote: August 28th, 2021, 2:23 pm Meh Clapton, like Connery, was never particularly good. He was easily the least talented in Cream (though possibly not the prize arsehole, though to be fair Ginger Baker wasn't a racist as far as I know).
An unpopular opinion I'm sure, but I concur completely
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Making women's teams change near bins and among rats.
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Eflow. Just answer your phone, your email, your tweets!!! Anyone home????
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote: September 13th, 2021, 4:02 pm Making women's teams change near bins and among rats.
Read about and was revolted by this. I think the growth in female participation in team sports will be understood retrospectively as one of the major changes of recent years. Which codes are most successful will in part depend on the ability of legacy structures to demonstrate that they can accommodate that change in a fair and respectful way. This incident fails this test, brutally.

I look forward to the occasion when a women's team faced with such conditions refuses to play, and am happy that the Connacht team refused to abide by the omerta they were asked to observe.
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That people are surprised at how womens rugby - the game and its players - are treated in Ireland shows how little they know about womens rugby in Ireland.
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Dave Cahill wrote: September 16th, 2021, 12:00 am That people are surprised at how womens rugby - the game and its players - are treated in Ireland shows how little they know about womens rugby in Ireland.
So what are you going to do about it?
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Oldschoolsocks wrote: August 28th, 2021, 9:17 am

What’s worse though is the absolute mediocrity of the song. It reminds me of the conversation between Sick boy and Renton in Trainspotting

Sick Boy: It's certainly a phenomenon in all walks of life.
Mark: What do you mean?
Sick Boy: Well, at one time, you've got it, and then you lose it, and it's gone forever. All walks of life: George Best, for example. Had it, lost it. Or David Bowie, or Lou Reed.
Mark: Lou Reed, some of his solo stuff's not bad.
Sick Boy: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either. And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just ****e.
Mark: So who else?
Sick Boy: Charlie Nicholas, David Niven, Malcolm McLaren, Elvis Presley . . .
Mark: OK, OK, so what's the point you're trying to make?
Sick Boy: All I'm trying to do, Mark, is help you understand that The Name of The Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.
Sickboy was bang wrong with this. Most of Connery's best movies were in his post-Bond years. Besides the Name of the Rose you've got your Highlander, your Bridge Too Far, your Time Bandits, your Hunt for Red October and your Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. All of those are better than any Bond film.
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yeah, but Clapton's gone to the dogs right?
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Twist wrote: September 24th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Oldschoolsocks wrote: August 28th, 2021, 9:17 am

What’s worse though is the absolute mediocrity of the song. It reminds me of the conversation between Sick boy and Renton in Trainspotting

Sick Boy: It's certainly a phenomenon in all walks of life.
Mark: What do you mean?
Sick Boy: Well, at one time, you've got it, and then you lose it, and it's gone forever. All walks of life: George Best, for example. Had it, lost it. Or David Bowie, or Lou Reed.
Mark: Lou Reed, some of his solo stuff's not bad.
Sick Boy: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either. And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just ****e.
Mark: So who else?
Sick Boy: Charlie Nicholas, David Niven, Malcolm McLaren, Elvis Presley . . .
Mark: OK, OK, so what's the point you're trying to make?
Sick Boy: All I'm trying to do, Mark, is help you understand that The Name of The Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.
Sickboy was bang wrong with this. Most of Connery's best movies were in his post-Bond years. Besides the Name of the Rose you've got your Highlander, your Bridge Too Far, your Time Bandits, your Hunt for Red October and your Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. All of those are better than any Bond film.
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ronk wrote: September 24th, 2021, 2:45 pm
Twist wrote: September 24th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Oldschoolsocks wrote: August 28th, 2021, 9:17 am

What’s worse though is the absolute mediocrity of the song. It reminds me of the conversation between Sick boy and Renton in Trainspotting

Sick Boy: It's certainly a phenomenon in all walks of life.
Mark: What do you mean?
Sick Boy: Well, at one time, you've got it, and then you lose it, and it's gone forever. All walks of life: George Best, for example. Had it, lost it. Or David Bowie, or Lou Reed.
Mark: Lou Reed, some of his solo stuff's not bad.
Sick Boy: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either. And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just ****e.
Mark: So who else?
Sick Boy: Charlie Nicholas, David Niven, Malcolm McLaren, Elvis Presley . . .
Mark: OK, OK, so what's the point you're trying to make?
Sick Boy: All I'm trying to do, Mark, is help you understand that The Name of The Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.
Sickboy was bang wrong with this. Most of Connery's best movies were in his post-Bond years. Besides the Name of the Rose you've got your Highlander, your Bridge Too Far, your Time Bandits, your Hunt for Red October and your Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. All of those are better than any Bond film.
Not a fan of the Untouchables?

Before and during Bond brought us Zardoz and Darby O'Gill
Sickboy was right about the Untouchables.
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Is it the clumsy Eisenstein hommage?

Tbh I liked it when it came out and haven't seen it since.

Pretty sure you are right that he made better films since Bond too.
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He turned out to be wrong about Bowie - he got it back big time, though in fairness after Never Let Me Down it would be hard to see him ever escaping the abyss of cr@p he had fallen into post Scary Monsters... (I admit I am in a minority in not liking Lets Dance)
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Dave Cahill wrote: September 24th, 2021, 10:59 pm He turned out to be wrong about Bowie - he got it back big time, though in fairness after Never Let Me Down it would be hard to see him ever escaping the abyss of cr@p he had fallen into post Scary Monsters... (I admit I am in a minority in not liking Lets Dance)
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