THE RANT THREAD

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Skegness has always been the armpit of the world. Mablethorpe used to bit a bit less godawful. Chapel St Leonard’s was almost acceptable.
I’m with Statto: Norfolk was the destination of choice; Skeggy was akin to the punishment block where we kids were threatened with if we had been naughty.
I like Norfolk but I have found it expensive when I've been especially around that big house where that posh bird goes. I've had the odd weekend in Hunstanton but there is a serious lack of pubs there.
Louth is a lovely place to visit, only half an hour on the bus from Mabo. Unless the visit involves the dentist then it can get expensive.

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Phooey

Jack Armstrong
What, that big boating lake has gone? I didn't get up that far when I went.

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Skeggy boating lake is still there.

Phooey,s got me confused. An easy task I must admit.

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There was a little boating lake where you could sail toy yachts and boats, about 20 yards square, a little further up from the pedal boat lake and before the funfair. It was there in the mid to late eighties but gone when I went back in 2000.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
There was a little boating lake where you could sail toy yachts and boats, about 20 yards square, a little further up from the pedal boat lake and before the funfair. It was there in the mid to late eighties but gone when I went back in 2000.
Right gotcha. I remember those small metal cars near the model village you could sit in and pedal. You needed thighs like Stuart Pearce to get the bastards moving.

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Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
It picked up a bit after the war, don't worry. ;)
Which war... I recall in 1919, returning soldiers demanding to be sent back to Ypres and the Somme, rather than have to go and live at Skegness.
Did things get better after WW2, then?
My long term memory is sound as a pound, but these recent past events are very hazy and confused.
 

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
Which war... I recall in 1919, returning soldiers demanding to be sent back to Ypres and the Somme, rather than have to go and live at Skegness.
Did things get better after WW2, then?
My long term memory is sound as a pound, but these recent past events are very hazy and confused.
Having been to Ypres and the Somme I agree that it was probably a shorter walk to the sea...
 

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
Right gotcha. I remember those small metal cars near the model village you could sit in and pedal. You needed thighs like Stuart Pearce to get the bastards moving.

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I can't remember ever going on them, instead my parents had me save up to buy one of the yachts that the tat shops sold and then sail it back and forth across the lake for hours. My Mum would be watching whilst doing crossword puzzles and my Dad would be in the pub.

No need to go into details about how the conversation went when I offered to do the same thing with Mrs Phooey and our kids.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
I can't remember ever going on them, instead my parents had me save up to buy one of the yachts that the tat shops sold and then sail it back and forth across the lake for hours. My Mum would be watching whilst doing crossword puzzles and my Dad would be in the pub.

No need to go into details about how the conversation went when I offered to do the same thing with Mrs Phooey and our kids.
The Sunday mornings I spent on Highfields with my grandad watching the model boaters. The club house used to be near the bridge that joined the 2 lakes.

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NFFCMagz

First Team Squad
I used to like going on holiday to Mablethorpe when I was a little. Nice memories.

Never really liked Skeg. Too many fat, ugly Derby fans and "Chizzits" from Lestoh there stinking the place up. I also always found it used to make me bristle a bit how the locals used to refer to it as "Nottingham-by-the-sea".

Cheeky boggers.
 

Raymondo Ponte'

It's all about mid-table...
I can't remember ever going on them, instead my parents had me save up to buy one of the yachts that the tat shops sold and then sail it back and forth across the lake for hours. My Mum would be watching whilst doing crossword puzzles and my Dad would be in the pub.

No need to go into details about how the conversation went when I offered to do the same thing with Mrs Phooey and our kids.
Ya Dad ed best idea dint he mate, thi wa no flies on him.
 

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
Ya Dad ed best idea dint he mate, thi wa no flies on him.
He used to drive us to the pub at lunchtime on a Saturday where we would sit in the back of the Capri listening to the radio and having 2 bottles of Coke, a bag of crisps and then 2 more Coke's before he drove us home.

It was only a few years ago that I realised that he'd had 5 pints before driving us home again. With no seatbelts on.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
I never knew the old lady near me had so many family members. There's been at least 2 different ones every day for the last 4 or 5 days. The only visitor I ever saw her getting was when the nurse came around.
Shame she died last week she would have enjoyed all the attention, and watching them load up their cars with stuff.

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Rzar

Ian Bowyer
Why is it deemed acceptable for oil companies to be posting profits of tens of billions of pounds when the prices have gone up almost 100%.

For me that is outrageous.

I have no problems with them being profitable but those profits are disgusting when every single consumer is paying through the roof. I would bet they would still be making a profit if prices were the same as they were a year ago.
 

Statto

Free Kick Specialist
Why is it deemed acceptable for oil companies to be posting profits of tens of billions of pounds when the prices have gone up almost 100%.

For me that is outrageous.

I have no problems with them being profitable but those profits are disgusting when every single consumer is paying through the roof. I would bet they would still be making a profit if prices were the same as they were a year ago.
Agree with you, but lets be fair they have our peens out over a stone with the axe over it most of the time anyway.

Business exists to make a profit, and though they are clearly doing fucking well at this, it's a bit shitty to shaft people on what's really a necessity which they don't really have a great deal of choice over having, or even over cutting down on the amount.

So they basically just charge what the bleeding fuck they like and the governments add whatever bleeding fucking tax they like on it and we all get fucked.
 

Rzar

Ian Bowyer
Agree with you, but lets be fair they have our peens out over a stone with the axe over it most of the time anyway.

Business exists to make a profit, and though they are clearly doing fucking well at this, it's a bit shitty to shaft people on what's really a necessity which they don't really have a great deal of choice over having, or even over cutting down on the amount.

So they basically just charge what the bleeding fuck they like and the governments add whatever bleeding fucking tax they like on it and we all get fucked.
I agree and I think business' have a right to make a profit - but when a country relies on said product I think there has to be protections in place for the consumer not to get ripped off. It's all very American pharmaceutical companies. People need it so they can charge what they want.

Not right. They shouldn't be making billions in profit when this year has been so tough.
 

Statto

Free Kick Specialist
I agree and I think business' have a right to make a profit - but when a country relies on said product I think there has to be protections in place for the consumer not to get ripped off. It's all very American pharmaceutical companies. People need it so they can charge what they want.

Not right. They shouldn't be making billions in profit when this year has been so tough.
Difficult to see what they can actually do though.

So they could nationalise but then they'd just be complaining the gov are taking control, which would be a valid complaint, plus there's the issue of "well if we don't agree with what you're doing we'll close you" which is a slippery slope.

Or they could pass a law saying they need a price cap at a certain percentage of costs, but then, i'm sure these guys are smart enough to find a way around that too.

So really who knows, I guess people have no fucking choice but to suck it really, which is sad.
 

Rzar

Ian Bowyer
Profit cap depending on the price? Price rises capped to a % of inflation? Big tax rise when profits hit a certain amount? I dunno, I am not an economist but I am sure there is plenty of ways to police it.

I don't think people don't have a choice, government just chose to say we don't have a choice.
 

GOBIAS

Steve Chettle
Didn’t Jeremy Vine ask if we actually needed heating as we survived for thousands of years without it a couple of days ago

National broadcaster asking such a fucking ridiculous question.


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What about windows? We survived without them as well!
 
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