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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2007, 06:47:43 AM »

I'm loving this nostalgia trip and the Youtube clip montage set to Acceptable in the eigthies is jolly good.
 The e.mails were thick and fast between a colleague and I yesterday when I mentioned I'd watched the BritFlick 'Starter For Ten' on a plane flight which as you can probably guess is about a bunch of Students quest for victory in University Challenge (one of the leads is played by the simply gorgeous Alice Eve but thats another story).
Anyhow we ended up mailing back and forth large passages of recited script from the best episode ever of 'TheYoungOnes'. Bambi where Bamber Gasgoine is played by Gryff Rhys-Jones. Some of you may recall Vyvyan getting decapitated by leaning out of a train window???
It was like being back at school, Brill !!!!
Basically then there's no telly now like what we grew up with, and they were right -  Kids are very impressionable with what they view on the box, I think we managed to remember most of that script between us.
T.V gold when Ben Elton was still writing great scripts including , of course, Blackadder.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2007, 06:07:13 PM »

Yeah that Seaman Bates and Master Stains not to mention Roger the Cabin Boy.  Best long running gag ever.

Urban myth I'm afraid - it was Tom the Cabin boy, the first mate was referred to as "Mister mate" and there was no Seaman Staines

"Master Bates" probably due to Hitchcock and Psycho
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2007, 06:15:40 PM »

Urban myth I'm afraid - it was Tom the Cabin boy, the first mate was referred to as "Mister mate" and there was no Seaman Staines

"Master Bates" probably due to Hitchcock and Psycho
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Actually I Think that it was Master Mates  not Mister Mate  very close for comfort  any way it was all down to one particular episode which sparked it all off.
See link  then click on the captain pug picture and you could see why this all kicked off.

http://www.redflag.co.uk/pugwash.htm
Enjoy
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2007, 06:32:29 PM »

Now don't knock Blakes Seven, I was in 2 episodes, and as they had spent all the budget on the sets you can guess how much the rest of us got. Still I don't need to work again until Monday, and can afford to retire in 2097.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2007, 06:40:14 PM »

Spill the beans then
which 2 episodes so I can go and get my Complete set of VHS tapes (remember them) and find an excuse to watch the whole series again.

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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2007, 11:42:22 PM »

no and they're probably not allowed to because it may offend our ethnic minority cultures and people who are easiliy offended

they may ban top gear because of "driving cars is detromental to the environment", after all they've already thaught about banning fast food adverts because of its supposed link to obesity. PC lobbyists and tree huggers g'ah what next? 
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2007, 11:43:27 PM »

a future preview of things to come!
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2007, 12:10:10 PM »

Hi guys...  It probably won't be long before some idiot tries to ban pencils.........after all they have got a sharp point and you could have someones eye out !!!!!!...


                  sad world aint it ?.................



regards all.......bob.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2007, 12:21:42 PM »

It was in the news last week that a family is trying to get pen tops banned because their child nearly choked on one...got lodged sideways somehow.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2007, 05:14:51 PM »

What the PC crowd don't appreciate is that we need these small danger so that complete fools are removed from the gene pool

Colin H.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2007, 04:11:31 PM »

I seem to recall spending my entire childhood playing on rubbish tips, bomb sites, dark streets and thick woodland. No wonder most of my generation never suffered from an "allergy"....although,sadly, we did lose pals through scarlet fever. diptheria etc. Let the kids loose to play! Perhaps then we will not get the rather od "uptight" young adults we get today.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2007, 04:22:07 PM »

  WAH!  Please miss Colin is picking on me again, I want my mummy
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2007, 10:36:44 PM »

yet we sit here being wrapped up in cotton wool by a government hell bent on trying to apease the so-sue-me society! when in the 1980s did people give a b***er about political correctness, back then a black board was a blackboard, not a chalk board because calling it a black board may offend our african and arabic ethnic minorities g'ah!!!!
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2007, 11:47:24 PM »

How come, in this politically correct world of ours, there is a National Black Police Federation, but no equivalent White organisation? Similarly, why is "Music of Black Origin" allowed, and given awards, whilst there is no similar recognition for "White" music? It seems that if you are a member of the indigenous people of this country, then you are of no consequence!

Danny

PS I am not racist, but one who believes equality should work both ways.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2007, 11:46:43 AM »

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Hi guys...  It probably won't be long before some idiot tries to ban pencils.........after all they have got a sharp point and you could have someones eye out !!!!!!...
Too late.  New pencil sharpeners have to be designed to sharpen to a radius.  We still have knives, thankfully, so we can get a proper point.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2007, 03:13:31 PM »

  Except for MP's  now we have them trying to ban Home Lathes, the reason.....  They can be used to make guns.  this is serious people, it was reported in the Model Engineer that an MP had made it his duty to try and initiate an enquiry into the possibility of making hobbyists register their home lathes and be licensed because he had seen an article in one of the mags on building a model Gatling gun,  ( the article was for a 1/10 scale, NON-WORKING  civil war American society )  ::)
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2007, 03:59:31 PM »


   In the 40's model engineers helped with the war effort in their home workshops, I wonder if the same
   MP has thought how easy it would be for us modelmakers to construct detonators etc. OOOOOPs.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2007, 05:56:02 PM »

Look at it the other way - we could all make bits for the two new aircraft carriers and save the MoD lots of dosh. And on this forum we have unrivalled expertise on what colour grey to paint them!
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2007, 11:15:52 PM »

Look at it the other way - we could all make bits for the two new aircraft carriers and save the MoD lots of dosh. And on this forum we have unrivalled expertise on what colour grey to paint them!

which is available for 5.99 from your local halfords
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2007, 08:59:47 AM »

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which is available for 5.99 from your local halfords

I think you might need the BIG can for a carrier!
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« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2007, 11:28:03 AM »

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I think you might need the BIG can for a carrier!
..........and will need a heck of a lot of shaking.
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« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2007, 10:59:57 PM »

Ho dear Circlip you have made a whoopsie, :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

If said MP reads this site he will now cite your ability to make Dets on your lathe to further his case for registration. 8) 8)

Once you registered of course should anything untoward happen they will know exactly where to come to remove said lathe. :'( :'(

Yours Colin H.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2007, 11:11:39 PM »

Hi guys....now im not in the least bit bothered by where someone comes from, but it makes me wonder why the scots can be scottish,,the welsh can be welsh,,and the irish can be irish,,,,,,,but when you fill out an official form we cant be english we have to be british,,,,,,,,,makes you wonder dont it ?

                             regards all......bob..
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2007, 12:24:28 PM »


   Yes colin h,  I forget the name of the actual machine tool maker but at the time of theIiraqi Big gun saga,
    a british CNC lathe manufacturer was being congratulated by one Govt department for exports and condemed
    by another for selling equipment to aid Iraqs weapons manufacturing capability.
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Re: "Acceptable in the 80'S"
« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2007, 04:53:53 PM »

Matrix churchill or somethink wasn't it ..
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