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Title: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: John W E on October 13, 2018, 06:49:42 PM

Hi all


Mayhem has been awfully quiet - everyone must be watching Strictly dancing or X-Factor - cos there doesn't seem to be many builds on the go on the Forum :-)


John
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Howard on October 13, 2018, 06:52:13 PM

I'ed sooner eat my own liver. then watch dribble tv
            Regards Howard.
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Capt Podge on October 13, 2018, 06:58:11 PM
That kind of rubbish is Strictly off limits in my household  <*< >>:-(


Regards, 
Ray.

Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 13, 2018, 07:18:26 PM
Actually strictly is probably one of the better shows on tv at the moment.
Anyone watching the railway building series on a Friday.
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: david48 on October 13, 2018, 07:42:39 PM

We are all sad to be on here because STAV'S gone .
David
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 13, 2018, 08:04:16 PM
I think it's a bit unfair to criticise something that gives so many people pleasure. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it rubbish! I wouldn't mind betting that the other halves of many people on here secretly think we are bunch of juvenile geeks playing with toy boats but I bet most of them are still happy to indulge us as we should in turn recognise that they have their own interests which we don't necessarily share.

Each to their own. There's room for all.

Colin
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 13, 2018, 08:15:16 PM
Stav's gone where !!
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Liverbudgie on October 13, 2018, 10:37:57 PM
I think it's a bit unfair to criticise something that gives so many people pleasure. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it rubbish! I wouldn't mind betting that the other halves of many people on here secretly think we are bunch of juvenile geeks playing with toy boats but I bet most of them are still happy to indulge us as we should in turn recognise that they have their own interests which we don't necessarily share.

Each to their own. There's room for all.

Colin

True, very true.
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on October 13, 2018, 10:59:24 PM
I and many of my friends like strictly  O0  even my son started watching it  {-)
Own up! Donít be a closet fan  ;)
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Klunk on October 14, 2018, 04:57:39 AM
too busy cleaning up and rewiring the lights on a happy hunter.
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: chipchase on October 14, 2018, 07:37:18 AM
I and many of my friends like strictly  O0  even my son started watching it  {-)
Own up! Donít be a closet fan  ;)


i would rather superglue my tongue to the toilet seat  {-)
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Footski on October 14, 2018, 08:01:14 AM
I think it's a bit unfair to criticise something that gives so many people pleasure. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it rubbish! I wouldn't mind betting that the other halves of many people on here secretly think we are bunch of juvenile geeks playing with toy boats but I bet most of them are still happy to indulge us as we should in turn recognise that they have their own interests which we don't necessarily share.

Each to their own. There's room for all.

Colin


.......and just because it is popular does not mean it is good, which leaves it open to criticism from the more discerning viewer!
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: leaky on October 14, 2018, 08:26:51 AM
Strictly is on the BBC it's funded by the licence payer I'm a licence payer i think it's rubbish I'm allowed to criticise I'm a stock holdeholder :}
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Bob K on October 14, 2018, 08:27:36 AM
Luckily our television has a fault, it only receives forensic dramas. 

This long standing fault may have oft driven me to the workshop to avoid repeats I have seen too many times, but it has also protected me from inadvertently being sat in front of Soaps, MOTD, and all those dreaded so-called reality programmes.

If I don't like the programme selected I just slope off to do some boat building.   {-)

Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 14, 2018, 08:28:30 AM
Some interesting psychology coming out here!  :-) 


Colin
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: leaky on October 14, 2018, 08:38:43 AM
Golf is popular Trump plays golf - discuss (Oxford & Cambridge philosophy for 8 - 12 years)  :}
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: rnli12 on October 14, 2018, 09:01:32 AM
Strictly is on the BBC it's funded by the licence payer I'm a licence payer i think it's rubbish I'm allowed to criticise I'm a stock holdeholder :}


Good point, does it bring any value or just another way or creating media hype in relationship management....
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Brian60 on October 14, 2018, 09:35:06 AM
Strictly is the reason I began ballroom dancing in 2011. After years of naggpersuading I relented and opted to go with my wife. I enjoyed it for 2 years, but thank God we moved to Spain! Dancing was ok, the hip rotating etc for rumbas and salsas was out the window. Or as I remarked which didn't go down well -- I'm an overweight Englishman, not some 7 stone south american gigolo. I'm just wiggling 50 years of fat, not bony hips.
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 14, 2018, 09:46:55 AM
I think there is a bit of a subtext here that dancing is for wimps, not proper blokes, especially with a couple of Cunarders on the judging panel.

The show is actually very well made, entertaining if you like that sort of thing (and many do) and slick and gets very high ratings. It also provides a rare feel good factor at a time when much of what you see on the news and in dramas entails people being bumped off in various ways. So I think it is perfectly OK for the BBC to stage it although I prefer Dr Who myself... ok2

In many areas you have to distinguish between what you simply don't like or are not interested in and what could actually be described as rubbish although even this distinction can be blurred. I am totally uninterested in football and hate tennis but recognise that at the higher levels there is a lot of skill involved.

Many people like and follow F1 racing where there is lots of cutting edge technology and excitement at being around it. Yet a driver can 'win' a race because his team mate who is actually in the lead has been ordered to move over and let him through - for the good of the team. Now that I don't think is racing and is rubbish!

Colin
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on October 14, 2018, 09:54:32 AM
Interesting and humorous replies  O0 {-)  especially CA tongue to bog seat  %%
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 14, 2018, 10:10:55 AM
Well, if CA does that the consequences could be catastrophic if he attempts a lift....

Colin
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: warspite on October 14, 2018, 10:32:33 AM
Interesting - not, I don't personally like the programs - the wife might, but we are in the middle of renovating the kitchen, so repairing the wall where plaster falls off and lining paper fitted where it had come loose, today completing more lining paper fixing and the wife is getting my youngest to sand the paintwork down whilst she follows wiping up the dust, me - moving stuff around to get ready for the decorating, usual ceiling, walls, painting and woodwork glossing and a bit of paperhanging.


Once all that's done we are waiting until we get the nod from the joiner on the replacement worktops being fitted, then the real work starts, fitting new doors to the kitchen cabinets and fitting new pelmets, all precision work to give that WOW factor.  >>:-( and all before Christmas and Brexit.  {-) [size=78%]  [/size]
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on October 14, 2018, 10:37:48 AM
Hello All, I confess!  I like Strictly!  I take issue with the view it is for wimps though. 
Look how worn out the celebrities are after a 90 second routine.
 
When you go to a dance it goes on for upwards of 3 hours, you have to be fit. 
I used to dance with a lady who rarely sat down just kept on dancing, we did all the dances you see on Strictly I think I / we danced to 11 different dances. I used to take a second shirt with me to change into halfway.
 My preference is Argentine Tango.  I started dancing A. tango over 20 years ago and we then had to ask for the music and usually got a round of applause afterwards, now it is an accepted dance, well locally at least.
I have not danced for 2 years now but I was suffering from knee pain and I decided it was that and have an op or give up.


Many of the professional dancers make an extra income doing exhibition dances all round the country.  The first time I saw the well known professional Argentine Tango pair now no longer on Strictly, and before they were on TV a friend and fellow model boater at the next table turned to me and said "I bet he can't make model boats though"!

The current collection of celebrities on Strictly has a very attractive blonde lady and her dad is in our model club.

I say don't knock it because you can't do it!  You really do not know what you are missing! I know there are some blokes out there with a lack of co-ordination of the limbs but even that can be sorted.
As I said I gave up dancing 2 years ago I was very fit and could dance most of the night I was 78 then but even older now!  But no sore knees.

There are about 8 ladies for every gent who can dance and they all appreciate a good dancer.  I always knew if a lady partner had a crap dancer husband if I danced with her, she would be used to leading, or in some cases dancing round a pole, I would say "Relax close your eyes and dance", it worked very well.
I miss dancing but the knee pain was a bit too much and fortunately I have other interests.

Anyone out there a Bridge Tournament Director?  I was doing that for even longer.
Oh well back to the model boats I am doing a restoration for a small pond yacht 14 inches long rather crude but alegedly 75 years old.
Regards to all and if you can "Keep dancing"
Roy



Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: John W E on October 14, 2018, 10:42:26 AM

We wont even mention Gogglebox at this stage - I fell out with that programme way back - when a lass from Durham, who was on the programme, thought that Nelson's column in London was a statue of Nelson Mandela and not Nelson of HMS Victory.  Tragic that just shows what is being taught in schools today.


Another programme on the telly that disappointed me was about Models of Battle of Britain - to me that was just a very expensive model aircraft wasted.


What about the programme that is on about Model Railways at the moment - I was hoping that would be showing more techniques about how they make model railways - instead its focussing on me, me, me I am best - hahah another tongue to glue to the toilet seat I think :-)
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 14, 2018, 11:33:06 AM
That kind of rubbish is Strictly off limits in my household  <*< >>:-(
Regards, 
Ray.

Compulsory viewing this  house.  <:(
 Mrs Mayhem likes to watch Strictly during family dinner on Saturdays.
 I hate Strictly with a passion, mainly because of the "judges" commentary.  >>:-(
 Gina hates 'my commentary' on the 'judges commentary' even more than I hate the "judges" commentary and Mrs Mayhem hates both of us.... etc, etc!
 ...  The upshot is I try to eat dinner as fast as I can.
        My current record for chicken, chips and salad is 3 minutes, 56 seconds!  %)


Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Liverbudgie on October 14, 2018, 12:16:34 PM
We wont even mention Gogglebox at this stage - I fell out with that programme way back - when a lass from Durham, who was on the programme, thought that Nelson's column in London was a statue of Nelson Mandela and not Nelson of HMS Victory.  Tragic that just shows what is being taught in schools today.

Gogglebox is one of the few programmes I enjoy to be honest, and that lass from your neck of the woods has gone on to bigger and better(??????) things has she not. All that shows is that you don't need brains to get on the tele these days and has nothing to do with what is being taught in schools at present.

LB
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: tigertiger on October 14, 2018, 12:39:27 PM

 ...  The upshot is I try to eat dinner as fast as I can.
        My current record for chicken, chips and salad is 3 minutes, 56 seconds!  %)



The portions are obviously too small Martin. %)
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: jaymac on October 14, 2018, 01:15:07 PM
Ah Dancing who remembers the Joys of Moon dancing and the the Creep back in the day :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on October 14, 2018, 02:34:59 PM
This is classic if you watch right through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m6MjsMXZ8I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m6MjsMXZ8I)
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on October 14, 2018, 07:34:55 PM
Hi Taranis, He did very well, I think just a pause in the second half where he picked up the timing again, but he made that look stylish, otherwise that is what it is all about!  Great on TV and translates to the ballroom dancing around the country.
The celebrities have professional partners and I have had the odd ocassion where after a professional demonstration the professional lady has come over to me to lead the dance into a Snowball. (This would be from a tip off from a dance teacher, treading on an expensive dress is a no-no).

 It is like dancing with nothing there as a partner, so light, quite incredible.  I did have a chat once with Flavia Cacace but unfortunately not a dance.  Her partner Vincent Simone had just swept my partner off to seduce her, well that was her story as she was in her 60's!
Last year when Ruth Langford was on Strictly it was nice to hear that her husband was taking private lessons, To just stop the dance training is a big let down and then to find someone to dance with, not easy!


After I was 50 i slowly gave up being sensible and started doing the things on the 'bucket list'  I learnt to dance and got confident doing it.  I once danced Argentine tango with my partner in a London underground passageway where they authorised buskers.  He was playing great tango and we later asked him to play at a birthday party! 
Afterwards we took our bow and went on our way.  You do have to be careful no one nicks your bag though!

We were the first dancers on the dance floor of the Cunard Queen Victoria and there is a distant photo of us in the magazine Shipping.
Bucket list still to do.

Next trip to Oz I am going to get on one of the long Zip Wire runs and I have been promised a surprise trip, possibly Tasmania, fingers crossed.
regards Roy


Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on October 14, 2018, 07:52:45 PM
Nice story Roy  :-))
We actually bought tickets to see Vincent & Flavia on two occasions and both times forgot to go  >>:-(
The perils of buying tickets so far in advance  {-)


regards Andy


Another winner also with the Jive but with much more pace ! incredible worthy champion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSq3Hr62-Ig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSq3Hr62-Ig)
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Neil on October 15, 2018, 12:33:49 AM

i would rather superglue my tongue to the toilet seat  {-)
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Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on October 20, 2018, 08:35:32 PM
Some really awesome dances tonight with terrific acting, enough to draw a tear  :-)) :kiss:
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on October 20, 2018, 08:56:50 PM
Hi all don't forget to vote for Faye!
John Jules and that jive, that was really something, it is so hard to get the bounce.  Stacey the showgirl, really good.
The street dance at the end took me by complete surprise, another rabbit out of the hat. 

Must get back to making some sails!
Roy
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on October 21, 2018, 04:49:17 AM
An earlier post about the dislike of tennis reminded me of many years ago when we had an over active dog, a Border Collie (we used to call her a Borderline Collie as she had no 'papers').  My wife and the dog would watch tennis together, heads going left then right etc.  I hasten to add we both loved the dog and she was one of the family.

Back in the days of VHS I made a 3 hour recording of tennis matches at Wimbledon.  We used to play it for the dog and she would sit there with her own tennis ball in her mouth head going left, right etc.

 Then it was over the park with the tennis ball, at least at Wimbledon the players never ate the ball.

regards Roy
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on October 21, 2018, 08:33:13 PM
Another nice recollection Roy  :-))
Is it just me or were the judges wrong tonight? I feel collusion was at play and Shaun should have walked.
Craig is a complete tw@t at times but I must respect his very if over critical eye and he voted for Vik so at odds with the others completely. BBC searching for more publicity through controversy.


I do a thread on MotorhomeFun and everyone without exception agrees
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on October 21, 2018, 08:44:35 PM
Strictly facebook page is on fire all in agreement
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on October 21, 2018, 10:47:43 PM
Yes I was surprised as well, I thought his footwork in the second half was rather suspect.  I think he won't last much longer though.
The idiot sports presenter who won a year or so back was a crap dancer, popularity got him through.  Zoe Ball should have won as well, but a certain cricketer won, possibly due to an unthought out scoring system which I challenged the BBC with, I got a long reply, but it just high lighted the problem!  They do not do it now.
The actors who do Strictly treat it as another 'talent' they can use again and maybe get a part that would otherwise have gone by them.  Also the concentration on them, as in X Factor, makes them familiar, often undeservedly so.
I recall Rachel Riley doing well for a couple of weeks and then her husband came in to watch and she went to pieces after that.  Later divorced.
The problem with Strictly especially for the young ladies is that this is the most continuous attention from a man they may ever have had.
When you have been dancing for many years you get to know the 'local' dancers, sometimes you bump into them on dancing themed holidays.  As most of your activities are being watched by someone you soon become known one way or another.  I of course led a blameless existence.

regards Roy





Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: warspite on December 16, 2018, 12:37:52 PM
Noticed its been quiet again - I.A.C.G.M.O.O.H. ITV for two weeks may be why, but that just finished, my excuse is the kitchen, the wife convalescing since major surgery and trying to get work to finish my hours off.
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on December 16, 2018, 12:55:39 PM
Hi all, I watched the Strictly final, the winner was well deserved as she had not the dance experience of the other 2 girls.  I split my vote between her and Faye.  Faye was a member of the pop group Steps, remember 'Tragedy'?  This was bias as Faye is daughter of one of our club members, but she lives oop north so never met her.

Stacey's professional partner Kevin was in tears as he had been in the final several times but this was his first win.  It was a good show and the dancing just seems to get better each year. Stacey Dooley is a reporter for BBC3 and lives or comes from Luton, some might recognise the accent?

Regards Roy
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on December 16, 2018, 12:59:57 PM
Excellent end to a great season if not the best so far. I would have been happy for any of them to have won for different reasons. I think the runners up took it very very well  :-)


I too have been kitchen fitting myself but that is now behind me so I hope to do a bit between camping trips and part time at work.
Might not be long before her indoors finds another project for me  :((
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Taranis on December 16, 2018, 01:04:05 PM
A lot of viewers may have thought Stacey forgot her knickers in the Passo  {-)
Seems it was a skin coloured leotard from an earlier dance  O0  not enough time to change or a wardrobe dept fail
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on December 16, 2018, 01:13:41 PM
Hi I know what you mean but as you say 'nude' colour tights.  I have noticed that all the dancers have slightly less revealing dresses than before.
  Maybe that is why Ola left?

I loved Bruno's faux pas, referring to 'Stacey's greatest (t)its instead of hits.
regards Roy
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Netleyned on December 16, 2018, 02:26:36 PM
Kevin from Grimsby is now almost as famous as Kevin from Aldi.  :D :D :D
After Not watching >>:-(
Ned
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: regiment on December 16, 2018, 02:37:42 PM
i went dancing with my wife twice first and last time
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Netleyned on December 16, 2018, 02:43:31 PM
i went dancing with my wife twice first and last time


Was it in boots and gaiters Gordon?
Square dance on the barrack square :D
Ned
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: regiment on December 16, 2018, 02:46:22 PM
no boots the RAF had shoes
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: tigertiger on December 16, 2018, 03:21:08 PM
The Army had shoes as well.
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: Netleyned on December 16, 2018, 03:25:30 PM
The Navy did shoes and deck slippers in the 50's.
Boots for square dancing and seaboots for the wet weather :D
Ned
Title: Re: MAYHEM IS TOO QUIET TONIGHT - MUST BE WATCHING STRICTLY
Post by: roycv on December 16, 2018, 03:28:58 PM
I remember going to a dance when I was in training in the RAF at West Kirby.  The girls wore boots there.  They were tougher than us poor blokes.You sat in fear in case one of them came for you, there was no escape, we left early.
By god those were the days!!!
Roy