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BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?

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Subject: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 01:59 PM

Anther thread got me thinking about this. In my case...

TV
commercial radio stations
commercials, period!!!
gambling
lotteries
horoscopes
football, hockey, baseball, hell...all pro sports, I guess
political parties (all of them)
beer
pizza
potato chips
Rap music
Hip Hop
pro wrestling
monster truck events
demolition derby
gossip columnists
"Green Hornets" (they are the people who give out parking tickets around here)
running shoes that cost over $50 a pair

The disturbing thing is that all those things are most certainly going to outlast ME!   (sob! snivel! whine!) ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 02:14 PM

Ah, well, they may be of better technical quality, but that's all.

Just think what wonderful programming you could have in a media system which was NOT run simply in order to sell consumer goods! Art is always best done for art's sake alone, as has been amply demonstrated ever since human culture came into existence.

Wherever there is a publicly funded media outlet with no advertising there is almost invariably a tremendously higher quality of programming available on that outlet than on commercial stations (and with no annoying commercials frequently interrupting a program), but people who have never (or almost never) been exposed to that kind of media will obviously remain unaware of its advantages. They may even be troubled by the fact that they don't get a commercial break every five minutes so they can slouch over to the fridge and grab another beer!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 02:26 PM

Pretty much everything on Little Hawk's list except pizza.

I would add:

McDonalds
Starbucks
Waffle House
Yuppie chain eateries like O'Charlie's, Chili's, T.G.I.Friday's
opera (the music, not the Web browser)
all musical instruments with spit valves
"USA Today"
celebrity magazines like "People" and "Us"
Guitar Center
Fred Phelps


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 02:34 PM

Agree with most things on LH's list. Not sure about political parties--we'd need an alternative--might not be easy.

And I would not like beer to disappear. American beer can disappear--except for microbreweries.


And I like parodies of rap--like "White and Nerdy" and "Cicada Serenade"--though I think I can live without real rap.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:00 PM

The alternative to political parties, Ron? Here are a couple.

1. Simply vote for individuals (not members of any party)...on the basis of their ideas, their intelligence, their abilities, and their presentation of same. (this is already done in civic elections in many places, and done with no difficulty, sans political parties) All individuals who run must meet certain baseline qualifications of a fairly obvious nature...such as being literate, for example! ;-) All individuals who run will receive EQUAL (and modest) campaign funding from a public purse set aside for that purpose!!! (the end of most corruption right there) A limited number of individuals will be allowed to run for any one office. Instant runoff type election to select the winner, so that the winner WILL represent a majority of the voters.

It could be done that way. All it would take was the will to do it.

Or..............

2. Select qualified people by LOT to take on the responsibility of serving their peers for a term of office. I honestly think it would result in better, more responsible government than our present ruthless competitive system which is founded upon corruption, partisanship, and dirty tricks.

Again, it could be done that way. All it would take was the will to do it.

**************

If it already was being done in either of the above two ways....everyone would think it was totally normal! ;-) And it would work just as well, probably far better than what we have now.

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Be that as it may, I'm merely enjoying a pleasant fantasy, cos it ain't gonna happen. There are too many powerful vested interests whose money depends on maintaining the divisive and corrupt party system as it now exists. It will only end if there is some gigantic, disastrous social convulsion such as a great war or other catastrophe...something which brings our present social order to a crashing end...in which case something new will rise out of the ashes.

Then maybe the political parties will finally be disposed of...as were the absolute monarchies and giant religious regimes that preceded them. (Virtaully no one back then would have believed that those systems could ever lose their pre-eminence either...but they did.)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Genie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:03 PM

Many of the things mentioned above.   Especially Starbuck's, McDonald's.

Plus, WAL-Mart!

I'd add:
the Bush crime family - especially Dubya and Jeb
Karl Rove
Joe Lieberman
the Fox Noise Channel
Rupert Murdoch

Heck, pretty much the entire TV "news" media aside from public broadcasting (and I'm not sure I'd miss them much now that they're controlled so heavily by the megacorporations in the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, energy and defense industries).

Clear Channel and other humongous radio and TV conglomerates.

On a more personal note, I certainly would not miss my:
arthritis
asthma
and other miscellaneous 'ailments'

But of all the things I've lost,
I miss my mind the most.

G


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:08 PM

I asked the three wiener dogs about this. They each said, "The other two dogs." Each one envisions having ALL the food and ALL the attention to himself. Specially the food.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:14 PM

Crabs.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: CarolC
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:29 PM

Hate
Small-mindedness
Greed
Pollution
Exploitation
Gossip
Conflict
Aggressive drivers


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 03:45 PM

Well, I was agreeing along and then Bee-Dubya mentioned instruments with spit valves.

Wadda ya got against instruments with spit valves, huh? You want the spit to build up inside my trumpet until I drown? Issat it? Well, you badmouth my trumpet and you're badmouthin' me, ya hear. So you better be ready ta step out back, ya know?

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People who take criticism as a personal attack.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:06 PM

People who take disagreement as a personal attack. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Janie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:10 PM

Catsup


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:11 PM

Yeah, ketchup is better.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:15 PM

Okay, I retract the spit valve comment. Make it "instruments with spit valves, with the exception of tubas".


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:22 PM

I would not miss Adam Sandler.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:28 PM

My oil filter wrench.

Anyone want it.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:30 PM

My GAWD yes.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bert
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:30 PM

Spam email.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:31 PM

I have always wanted a wench to change the oil. Scantily clad one would hope . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:31 PM

Lou Gobs and Wolf Bluster.
The windshield cowboy (Vicente Fox's name for the Bush).

But please don't take my Starbucks. It's all that's left if the doctor says no alcohol!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bert
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:32 PM

links that point to videos.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:32 PM

Change doctors.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Janie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:33 PM

The Simpsons

GWB

Arthritis

50 lbs.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: bobad
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:39 PM

Cell phones, answering machines, automated phone systems - "press 1 if you would like me to disappear".


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:42 PM

The Republican Party
80% of the Democratic Party
The Bush clan from the top down, with all branches, leaves, twigs, roots and random parasites.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:53 PM

Heh! Rolling merrily along here...I wouldn't miss those darn cellphones either.

Nor would I miss telemarketers.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 04:56 PM

You were too late Peace. Louis my next door neighbour just grabbed it. Too bad. She was a good one. She grabbed on tight and never let go.

Would have have kept her. It's just that I'm getting too old for all that stuff.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: John Hardly
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:00 PM

1. People who cannot approach an subject matter without somehow relating it to politics.

2. Pit bulls with the wrong owner/handlers.

3. Clay shrinkage.

4. Anything that I'm pretty sure will return anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: John Hardly
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:00 PM

any

5. my typos.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Severn
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:02 PM

The broad side of a barn.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: akenaton
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:04 PM

Capitalism....in all its sleazy forms


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:04 PM

Volksmusik evenings in German TV.
Links with uninformative titles ("you must see this")
Copycat thread titles
English cuisine (after breakfast)
Blondes jokes
Whiskies not coming either from Scotland or Ireland
Posts from LH under any other name
German wines from North of Karlsruhe
Sports in which action is a rare occurence compared with inaction
Folk CDs without lyrics inserts
Opera singers (both sexes) who are too old and too fat for the role they pretend to play
Electric devices with more functions/knobs than I have fingers

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:08 PM

A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A blonde came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten.

We all looked at each other, and another customer asked, "What is a seven-hundred-ten?"

She replied, "You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I lost it and need a new one. It had always been there."

The mechanic gave the blonde a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like. She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710. He then took her over to another car which had the hood up and asked, "Is there a 710 on this car?"
She pointed and said, "Of course, it's right there. ."


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:09 PM

So....you object to Chongo, do you, Wolfgang?

Here's another thing I would not miss:

Spam advising me of how I can get a larger penis!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Janie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:10 PM

Peace! Join Kendall in the Cellar!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:10 PM

Send them a message that says, "If I increased the size by 3" it would require a wheelbarrow to tote around. Now, kindly fuck off."


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:28 PM

Of course, when I sent them that message, the spam started coming in as

"Do you want 10" cut off your penis . . . ?"


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:37 PM

The first past the post voting system.
G


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 05:57 PM

Logging trucks, know-it-alls, and cigars.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 06:39 PM

People who cannot speak or write their own native language without slang when attempting to converse with those who do not 'get it'.

Smelly cheeses.

Turnips.

Laugh tracks.

recipes which BEGIN with "chop up one large onion"


(so many of my other wishes have already been noted)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Genie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 06:40 PM

Q, here's a flash from the newsroom:

There are actually other baristas and gourmet coffee providers besides Starbucks.   Try a locally owned one sometime. Ya might like it.

Genie ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 06:41 PM

American Idol
Canadian Idol
Youtube
Wackipedia


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 06:41 PM

(Oh...and amen to Wolfgang's "Links with uninformative titles "!)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Genie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 06:42 PM

Bill D, please don't take away my smelly cheeses!

Now, smelly feet - that's something else.

(OK, I'd miss the feet, but not the smell.)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 07:10 PM

Telly. Hands down. Other choices:
McDonalds
Starbucks
fake bacon (aka turkey bacon)
Husbands might possibly go on this list, but I guess he does earn his keep and do a few things.
House cleaning


Things I WOULD miss:
Music!
Literature and BOOKS
Wally World (yea, the dollar talks here)
REAL grocery stores that carry stuff like chipotle powder and tahini
Cigarettes (yea, I know that is a baddie so don't yell, OK)
Dogs
Cats
Computer and Internet esp. MUDCAT!
Showers and toilets with water pressure and flush/sewer capabilities
HOT water on demand
Warm houses and beds
Some sort of health care other than Witch Doctors (aka ME!)
Antibiotics
If I have fruit/grain and sugar, I can always make my own booze.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 07:15 PM

I would not miss my beard if it was gone. Not in the least. Ditto for the hair growing in my ears.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 07:18 PM

Starbucks is ensconced in my supermarket; the carts have a caddy for the coffee containers, so one can charge up while perusing the persimmons. Besides, I like their bearclaws. Ownership is in Seattle, also in the Pacific Northwest, what's wrong with that?

(There are others I visit when near them; Second Cup is as good except their bean selection is limited).


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 07:28 PM

Nouvelle cuisine, especially the kind that involves applying the sauce with an eye dropper. I want sauce, damn it!!!

TV cooking shows where they start with a recipe that seems easy enough, then introduce an ingredient that you, personally, can't obtain, like a fruit that you never heard of, but they assure you that you can find it in any Uzbekistani food store, or camel cheese (available in the Algerian section of any grocery store). Where do these people live? Apparently not in the real world.

Dunkin Donuts - since, as I get older, my tolerance for sugar coated sugar has gone way down. Bring back plain donuts.

Canned peas
canned stringbeans.
canned carrots
the crap that comes out of Nashville under the name of "Country Music"

Public TV fund raising, which comes around every two months.

Self-help shows, which preempt regular programming on Public TV during fund raising.

REALLY LOUD OBNOXIOUS COMMERCIALS FOR CAR DEALERS ON THE RADIO!!!!!

Really conservative or really liberal thinking.

Out of control political correctness.

I agree with some of the other entries, but not Waffle House. Some states don't have them. The nearest one to me is about 50 miles away.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,ed
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 09:00 PM

Black flies
earwigs
big "mother" slugs
Mosquiltoes
fleas
ticks
potholes
sodapop
colds and flu
cancer
aids
house mould
bag pipes
soap operas
dog the bounty hunter
Dr Phil
rap and hip hop music
highway tolls
hot dogs
cell phone drivers
horns and middle finger gestures from agressive drivers


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 09:01 PM

Genie...I suppose if YOU keep all the smelly cheeses, it would protect me from them. I can bargain.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 09:03 PM

If your society had the wisdom to set aside some modest yearly budget funds for public TV, RangerSteve, you wouldn't have to put up with those pestiferous fundraising drives...(which I agree are very annoying)

But I know. It's far more important to build a lot more cruise missiles and attack helicopters and stuff like that, right?

Speaking of those damn car commercials...we have a big fat loudmouth car dealer here named Paul Sadlon who used to scream "I WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD BYYYYYY ANYBODYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!" on his radio ads. Another great reason to turn the radio off when in the Barrie, Ontario region.


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From: Joe_F
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 09:06 PM

Promotion
Mass entertainment
Fashion


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 10:16 PM

I would add Anna Nicole Smith to the list, but she already is gone. I don't miss her anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 10:22 PM

You know your life has been a success if Bee-Dubya doesn't miss you when you're gone.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Alba
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 10:23 PM

Whatever it was I think that if I didn't miss it then I wouldn't realise it had gone therefore it could not have been that important to me in the first place...*wink*


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:30 PM

The smell of dead fish on a wet dog on a hot day.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:32 PM

The taste of burnt anchovies on a strawberry-rhubarb pie





on a hot day.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:34 PM

The sound of a knee scraping on the pavement













on a hot day.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:35 PM

The look of melted ice cream dripping from the computer




































on a hot day.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:37 PM

On second thought, hold the anchovies!


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From: Peace
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:39 PM

Nothin' like building a bridge to tolerance.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Janie
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 11:44 PM

I think the only things I WOULD miss if they were gone are:

Hot and cold running water
An indoor flush toilet
heat that I can't simply flip a switch or turn up a thermostat to get going.
Dry shelter


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 12:11 AM

"The Question was WHAT WOULD YOU NOT MISS IF IT WAS GONE?"

I don't agree with the question mark after 'gone'. It is redundant.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bert
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 12:17 AM

...English cuisine (after breakfast)...

Sheesh that's fightin' talk Wolfgang.

I remember this youth hostelling trip I took in Germany once and at least half the hostel meals consisted of a bowl of pea soup with a sausage in it. But of course I wouldn't dream of judging German cuisine from that experience.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 01:33 AM

Be glad you got the sausage, you filthy Englander!

(just joking)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 02:29 AM

cigarettes that my family members smoke


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Megan L
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 04:31 AM

America - well you keep sending us your stupidist ideas - as listed by almost everyone else. Honestly we do have enough stupid ideas of our own.

Scrawny intollerant runts - bye guest Bill


Oh and Peace don't tak Janies advice ma auld hips are no good wie stairs these days and you do need tae be kept within skelping distance. Its fur yer ain good lad honest.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 05:04 AM

if it were gone!!

And BillD here's a message for you :-)
Gaun awa an' bile yer heid ye wee nyaff, dae ye expect tae gang tae France an unnerstaun ivvery word they spak?

Hee hee.

Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Megan L
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 05:06 AM

So there pit that in yer pipe an smoke it. But no in Scotland we dinny allow bad habits here.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 05:37 AM

Looking out the window this morning ... what do I see ... nothing but fog.

I certainly wouldn't miss the 'fog'.

But maybe I should quit whining and move inland.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 08:02 AM

Property Developers
Marketing Men (and Women)
Cookery Programmes (on UK TV)
Soap Operas
Sport
TV Sci Fi ('Dr Who', 'Star Trek' etc.)
Tailgaters
People who drive too fast
People who drive too slow ('deadly creepers')
British Local Authorities (morons who represent property developers, rather than the people who elected them and pay local taxes).
Junk Mail
Chief Executives (who receive enormous payouts and bonuses even when they are corrupt, incompetent and fail badly).
Rock Music
British Art Schools and their Graduates
Trendy Designers

There! I think that should do for now!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: ragdall
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 08:37 AM

Number Six, is the fog the reason that you're posting here instead of out taking photos?

I wouldn't miss the pain, or bad news.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 08:56 AM

Harry Potter


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From: Alba
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 09:10 AM

Number 6. Good to see you.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 09:17 AM

sore hand & arm from computer overuse
sore joints & muscles, & other bits & pieces that don't work properly!
telemarketers & junk mail & SPAM
my forgetfulness - I wanna good memory!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:00 AM

TV, don't watch a right lot of it anyway
Pickled beetroot...revolting stuff!
Banana's, but Harry really likes them
Road works
MacDonalds
Pizza Hut
Bitterness
Narrow mindedness
Pathetic Lies
Spam email
Junk mail
My mobile phone....only take it out with me if I am on my own.
Bills...includng council tax
The colour pink!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:39 AM

Giok...I doan expect tae gang tae France an unnerstaun eny word they spak!

In German, I can at least hear the word and look it up in the disctionary, but I can't even figure out how to SPELL French words in order to find them. (and I won't even start on all the swallowed syllables in some English local dialects!)

But y'awl come 'roun these 'hyar parts an' tryun unnerstan the langwige we'uns use, iffn ya' wanna hear durn good talkin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 01:43 PM

Get rid of sodapop?
Nowadays everybody asks for name-brand drinks- get rid of Gatorade, I say!

Traveling with my parents when I was young, no air conditioning in the car, and a water bag hung on the car hood, nothing was more welcome than a stop at a gas station that had a zinc-lined container filled with ice (mostly icy water) and sodapop. Therein I found my favorite, a purplish drink called Delaware Punch- the drink of the Gods, I thought then.

I would cool my hands in the icy water (everyone did, no thought of germs) and slowly become alive again.

Disappointment bloomed if the Delaware Punch was sold out, but I would console myself with a root beer (real sassafras back then) or even a NeHi.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: pdq
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 01:49 PM

Gee, Q, I had you pegged as a 'cream soda' kind guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 02:10 PM

(aiming mostly not to repeat previous posters)
Winter.
Management-speak.
Margaret Thatcher.
Boris Johnson.
Glottal stops.
Lilly Allen.
The smell of diesel.
Margaritas.
Unemployment.
Diddly music (except in Ireland).
Country music (except where it is indigenous).
All Saints (but they are, so way-hey!).
Baron Sasha Cohen and all of his "humorous" characters.
Speed limits.
Sound level metering in rock venues.
Bose.
Mackie.
Organised religion.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Peace
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 02:33 PM

"and you do need tae be kept within skelping distance."

Usually I have to pay for that . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 04:12 PM

Amazing how many things we could do without. They never would be missed, they never would be missed. Hmmm, where have I heard that before?


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 04:46 PM

Mosquitos.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 05:43 PM

I LOVE pickled beetroot - would really miss it.

Commercial radio and tv could go bye-bye without a word of regret from me.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Genie
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 05:52 PM

Comedians (and other media personalities who try to be funny) who make "gay" jokes (i.e, it's supposed to be hilarious to suggest that someone might be "gay").   

That, and the same lot who think they're terribly clever whenever they make a pun on someone's name (unless it's a very fitting pun).

And, in that vein,
Bellow Reilly ... er ..., I mean Bill O'Reilly

G


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From: bobad
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 06:38 PM

Anonymous posters.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 07:26 PM

Amos's cummerbund. Or for that matter, any of his formal regalia.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 07:37 PM

"is the fog the reason that you're posting here instead of out taking photos"

You got that right Rags. The fog lifted by noon and it turned out to be an exceptional sunny autumn day.

Now that is something I would miss if it was gone .... blue sunny skies and a blue ocean along a rugged coastline.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Joe_F
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:11 PM

Radio stations
Rock and roll
Beauty parlors
Razors
Food or drink lite
Frozen waffles
Popups
Professional sports


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:22 PM

Diet drinks.
Sugarless gum.
Sugar substitutes. (I bet they're worse for you than the sugar!)
Fat-free cold cuts.
Make that fat-free anything. If they've taken the fat out, they've probably rendered whatever is left into something virtually undigestible.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: pdq
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:25 PM

Imagime what would be left if someone perfected a fat-free Rapper.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 11:58 PM

Philanderers, male and/or female, who flaunt it.
The new GOP.
Fundies.
Gas guzzlers.
Guns.
Ants. (I know, it would upset the balance and I would probably, eventually miss them, but not right now!)


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From: GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine.
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 12:40 AM

Monty Python


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 01:51 AM

One other thing:

I wouldn't miss MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat). It's not that I have anything against the MREs themselves. They're actually pretty good. Not like home cooking or anything, but they put a lot of the canned and frozen heat-and-eat stuff at the grocery store to shame.

The reason I wouldn't miss MREs is that the only time we civilians get them is when hurricanes come around and blow everything down. Then the Gubmint is nice enough to give us MREs so we don't starve 'til the power company puts all the poles and lines back up so we can go back to deep frying armadillos.

What I'm getting at is: No MREs=No hurricanes.

I will gladly sacrifice the one if it means none of the other.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Janie
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:09 AM

Spandex.

Polyester.

This gawdawful drought.

crabgrass and bermuda grass in the garden beds.

Johnson grass.

poison ivy.

Japanese beetles.

Fleas.

Ticks.

(I wouldn't personally miss mosquitos, but I would miss all the birds that feed on them.)

copperheads


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:17 AM

Japanese knotweed


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:34 AM

migraines & other hot weather headaches!
cockroaches (how could I forget to list them?)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: alanabit
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 03:39 AM

Chewing gum and bubble gum.
The fashion industry.
Sugar in anything other than sweets.
Animal prisons (zoos, cages and tanks etc)
The absurd "morality" laws, which hand over entire industries to criminals (drugs, prostitution, gambling etc)
Tailgaters.
Any aggressive driver.
Queue jumpers.
Royalty and all other class distinction.
Rolex.
Spam of any sort.
Just about any form of TV advertising.
Hollywood blockbusters.
Soap opera.
Celebrity culture.
Chat shows.
The music industry.
Lumbago!
Allergies.
Hypochondriacs.
Our perverse over eating culture.
Computer games.
Bullying.
Rudeness.
Privilege for successful criminals.
German bureaucracy - in fact, let's not be racist - just about any bureaucracy!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: alanabit
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 04:06 AM

Can I add sugary, fizzy drinks including coca-cola?
Modern social worker/psycho babble.
Euphemisms about slaughter.(Pentagon etc)
Euphemisms about cruelty. (See above)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 04:16 AM

War and confict
Dentist and optician appointments (if my eyes were ok!)
The city


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: PMB
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 05:47 AM

My appendix, and for that matter my brain.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:11 AM

What is a "virgin train"?


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,LTS attempting to work and failing miserably
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:17 AM

I would not miss several of my "work" colleagues - particularly the pair who have spent the last 45 minutes discussing loudly, the merits of the England Cricket team whilst others are trying to access Mudcat!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:29 AM

I have to say I don't miss work!! I took voluntary redundancy at the beginning of August and I really don't miss the job!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:37 AM

Telly mainly...

bad uk transport (I live in the countryside - therefore uk transport is rubbish)

erm... Oh yeah, news reports about Britney Spears.

There's more...

but those are the tops.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:51 AM

I take it "Virgin trains" are trains operated by the same company that owns Virgin Airlines.

But what aare "white van drivers". I drive a white GMC van when I'm hauling my pottery to art fairs to sell. Does that make me a white van driver and, therefore, worthy of disdain? If so, should I paint my van some other color? Buy a few dozen cans of variously colored spray paints and invite people over for a van painting party?


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:01 AM

Virgin Trains is the Uk's Bigest rail network,It's crap!
I believe it's owned by Richard Branson.

"White van man"Is the guy who sits up your rear,headlights flashing,trying to get buy at all cost co's he's got fifty deliveries to do before the pubs open.
Bee-dubya-ell,that doesn't sound like you at all.

David


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:04 AM

I wouldn't miss Soup sandwiches meself.

I try to rule that out of my life!

David


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:33 AM

White van man is often given too many deliveries by his greedy employer in the first place. In the second place, he is often trying to deliver to house without a name or a number on the door, or at the end onf a long drive with the name beside the doorway, and unreadable or invisible from the road. Doorbells often don't exist or don't work, householders often say they were in when he called, in spite of his having battered the door as loud as he can. When they say "I was in" what they mean is, they were about, in the garage, in the garden, in the loo, in the shower, etc etc.
Then when you do find them in there is the pantomime of not signing until they've opened it, to check if it's intact.
It's OK sir/madam just endorse the signature unexamined.
No I need to check.
OK I'll wait.
"This is not what I ordered, take it back"
I can't.
Why not?
Because it says TNT on the van outside, and your parcel came from Harrod's.
You collected it surely you can take it back?
Madam, this is Inverness and Harrod's is in Knightsbridge, I didn't go down there and collect it myself so I could deliver it to your door for the princely sum of £3.50 per parcel!

I've been there and done that, and it is a very frustrating job, so try and look at it from the other side please.

Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: PMB
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:38 AM

There are no virgin trains in Britain- they are all completely f***ed.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:48 AM

Since I would be dead, and be nothing, with no consciousness at all, I would not miss my own life.

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: mick p r.m s.c
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 11:18 AM

WOMEN DRIVERS.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine.
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 11:23 AM

But we'd miss you, you old bugger!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: JennyO
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 11:51 AM

Here are a few random thoughts.

Little johnnie howard
Drivers talking on their mobile phones
TV shows about celebrities
4 wheel drives in the suburbs
Reality shows - especially ones like Big Brother and The Weakest Link
At least 60 lbs
Jobsworths of all descriptions
Spam
Multi lane roundabouts
High petrol prices
Mobile phones in concerts
Line dancing
Mosquitoes
Sandflies
Stinging Ants
Stink Bugs
Cockroaches
The smell of cat pee
Drivers who flash their lights
'Helpless' females
Speed humps
Slow drivers that dither around and straddle lanes and get in your way
Most pro sports
Horse racing
Voice recognition systems
White ants
Precocious bratty children
Weeds
The smell of bad potatoes
Colds
Weak bendy paper plates
The high cost of living
Snobs
The bugs and diseases that damage my vegetables and fruit
Radar traps
Religious fundamentalists of every stripe
Judgmental people
Violent criminals
Cars that break down
Artichokes


Plus a lot of things others have mentioned.

There. That will do for a start. I'm sure I'll think of more.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: JennyO
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 12:11 PM

Oh yes. And anchovies.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 12:31 PM

I agree with the anchovies JennyO!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: pdq
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 12:39 PM

People who spend their time looking for something to whine about.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,rock chick
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 01:17 PM

That was me posted as guest above, forgot to put my name there!! so posting it again.

Rude children
Rude adults
White van drivers
Traffic wardens
TV
Noisy mobiles
People who shout on their mobile
GNER trains
Virgin trains
Long ques
Sick jokes about someone else's pain/hurt/loss
Canvassing telephone call
Call centres
Cardamoms
Escargot
Meat
Rush hour traffic
London
Smelly food eaten on the train or tube
Loud music (from headphone) on the train and tube
Loud mobile ring tones in public places
Large four wheel drive vehicles taking one child to school (these are off road vehicles so take them off the roads)
Large supermarkets (bring back the local shoppe man

Think thats enugh to start with.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Neil
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 01:21 PM

Smarmy local news anchors
"Reality TV"
Commercial Country Music
Commercial Pop Music
Religion
The Bush Family Crime Syndicate (If we say that we'll miss them will
   they please go away?)
Fast food (fasting would be an improvement)
Bad stuff happening to good people
Good stuff happening to bad people


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,rock chick
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 01:30 PM

Yes David Carter you are right about Virgin Trains, GNER (Great Northern Eastern Railways) are just as bad! Toilets normally not working, air con broken, seat booked to three other people, no seats, no food in the buffet, nowhere to put your luggage, although they do normally run on time

Sorry John 'Giok' Mackenzie, but white van drivers are unbelievably rude and mostly very dangerous drivers, they sit 2" from your bumper flashing their lights, when in fact there is nowhere to go, I for one will not be intimidated by there so called road rage and will not be forced to break the speed limit.

I think I am a reasonable driver, I was driving u[p to 1000 miles a week at one time but I VERY rarely get angry in the car, cross with drivers that take stupid risks yes but road rage…not me.

John I am sure you never behaved in such a manner ;-) and I am sure you are one of the rare breed of white van drivers who is not a bad driver, but they are few and far between. Anyway I was talking about these menaces when on the motorways, as for delivery, well yes I can quite believe what you say.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Alice
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 01:35 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Metchosin
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 05:04 PM

-All those flyers, coupons and junk mail in my post box. No! I don't want your credit cards or updated revamped phone or cable service or your ball point pens with my company name on it and no I don't want to know about your free pizza delivery, we're beyond the free zone. And if you ever really checked what we actually did, you would see that we have absolutely no use for the 1" thick catalogue for heavy equipment and bulldozers.

- Stinging nettles. Stinging nettles and I haven't been getting along at all well this year. They are particularly nasty when you hit them full on, while running in a short nightgown as you concentrate on throwing rocks at deer.

-The GST. I'm behind in my calculations as usual. I wish they would at least pay me for my time invested as their tax collector.

-A new coffee franchise every half block. People on this coast are so over-caffeinated its almost as if they were freebasing meth. I bet you could link the upsurge in aggressive driving and excessive speed directly to the increase in coffee emporiums. Yeah I know, the dark roast is supposed to have less caffeine, but the individual cup size has almost doubled over the past 10 years.   

I'm sure I could think of a lot of other stuff, but this is one of my more magnanimous? days.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 07:02 PM

Coffee is quite bad for people, and it's highly addictive. It interferes with sleep patterns and does considerable damage to the digestive system over time as well as causing stress.

Just think how popular it would be if they also made it illegal! ;-)

$10 a cup. People would gladly pay. And it would taste EVEN better if it was contraband.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,ibo
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 07:28 PM

definately reality television,lets have actors and scriptwriters doing what they do best.I would not miss camp presenters,innuendo does not neccessarily mean funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 07:31 PM

SUVs
Vans
Hunters
Sport fishermen
News anchors who try to be funny and friendly
Jewel cases (What's wrong with cardboard sleeves, like the ones LPs came in?)
Power Point
Jet Skis
Snowmobiles
ATVs
Primary elections (other than non-partisan ones)
Political ads
Energy drinks
Bottled water
Guns
Fireworks in the hands of amateurs
Lawns (What's wrong with woods and natural prairies?)
Leaf-blowers
Riding lawn mowers
(If your lawn is too big to mow and rake without a loud machine, it is too big, period.)
Coffee with anything in it other than coffee. (Well, maybe occasionally a little whiskey.)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Metchosin
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 07:42 PM

Caffeine is a psychostimulant which appears to reduce cognitive decline in women and a fresh cup of coffee has more beneficial antioxidents than an orange. Everything in moderation Little Hawk.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: bobad
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 07:45 PM

Coffee Health Risks: For the moderate drinker, coffee is safe says Harvard Women's Health Watch

( Boston , MA ) Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects. However, current research reveals that in moderation-a few cups a day-coffee is a safe beverage that may even offer some health benefits. The September issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch weighs the pros and cons of this popular beverage and eases the concerns of moderate coffee drinkers.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/coffee_health_risk.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,sinky
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 07:50 PM

social security spongers,newcastle supporters,bad manners,vicious dogs and their owners,loud voices,people who enjoy farting,drunken women,and definately fag smoke,chinese tatoos that mean fuck all to me,dirty rotting teeth that never see the dentist,morbid obesity,out of tune singers,inane whistling of tunes you can never recognise,morris dancing,irish boy bands,non irish that celebrate paddys day,boy racers,DANNIEL O FUCKING DONNELL,gay t v presenters,celebrity cast off shows,simon high pants cowell,sharon witchy osbourne,slushy sickly soft rock songs,grease and people who sing grease songs at karaoke,bingo,people who eat offal,sushi,and finally religion


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Joe_F
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 08:52 PM

TV
Small-business storefronts


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 08:54 PM

The entire town of Clarence, Missouri.

Now, it's not that I have anything against Clarence, Missouri. I'm sure it's a lovely place. But, the fact is I've never been there and have no plans of ever going there. It's not even on the way to anyplace I'd be likely to go. Therefore, I don't think I'd miss it if it was gone. In fact, I didn't even know it existed until a few moments ago when I opened a road atlas and picked a small town at random. I'm sure the people who live there would prefer that it not disappear, but that's their problem, not mine.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Bert on Kelly's machine.
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:37 PM

The Olympics.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Janie
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:31 PM

people who enjoy farting

Everybody has to fart. If I gotta do it anyway, I may as well enjoy it:>!


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bert
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 11:06 PM

However, if they ever run an Olympic event in farting I might change my mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 06:51 AM

"-All those flyers, coupons and junk mail in my post box."

Put all of these (as many as you can stuff in) in the pre-paid envelopes that come from credit card companies - and just pop them in the post. You get rid of the junk and a few junk peddlers get it instead (and, hopefully, have to pay excess postage).


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 08:25 AM

However, if they ever run an Olympic event in farting I might change my mind.

The next Olympics will be in China. That means there will be thousands of spectators who've eaten bok choi for lunch. Farting may not be an officially sanctioned event, but there's gonna be a lot of it going on anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 12:59 PM

I would not miss people who would not miss sushi. Such people simply do not deserve to live. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Bert
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 01:17 PM

No wonder you're so bloody skinny LH! *GRIN*


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 01:24 PM

Yeah. ;-) I LOVE Japanese food. I would rather eat the Japanese diet than any other diet on Earth. I think I AM a Japanese, trapped in a westerner's body.

I've been troubled lately by the development of a wee bit of a "belly"! Scary. The only thing I know to do about it is a whole lot of situps, and that seems to be working fairly well. I don't think it's fat, it's lack of muscle tone.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 05:59 PM

I, too, have been troubled by the development of a bit of a...


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 08:15 PM

beer


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Sep 07 - 01:27 PM

LH, Chongo is only one suspect name...

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Sep 07 - 01:53 PM

Yes, that's true. There are several others.

I enjoy creating fictional characters with odd personalities. I should have made a living writing comic books or something along that line.


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 27 Sep 07 - 05:09 AM

I wouldn't miss Satelite TV. Judging by the trouble a colleague is having getting her package sorted, neither would she!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: What would you not miss if it was gone?
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Sep 07 - 07:46 AM

Beer I agree but that would mean cider would probably be banished too or worse everyone would drink it and they would have foppish varieties and macho varieties and most would taste like beer.

No - keep the beer off the list, please.


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