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by bindeweede
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: The Queen of the Night and top F.
Replies: 0
Views: 63

The Queen of the Night and top F.

Someone has collected a number of great performances. You have to allow for variable sound quality, tempo and weight of voice, but I'd vote for 2 older voices, Lucia Popp and Edita Gruberova, probably because I fell in love with their voices in the 80s, and Diana Damrau. KNYws1PNCH8 ETA. From the su...
by bindeweede
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Bad news for UKIP.
Replies: 44
Views: 2086

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

Curiouser and curiouser. New UKIP leader announces his resignation - in a year's time. "Therefore, I intend to resign on 13th April 2019 so that a full leadership contest may take place. By then I will have decided if I wish to contest that election or not. For the next 12 months, I will concentrate...
by bindeweede
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Political superiority complex?
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Political superiority complex?

A study has recently been published on "belief superiority about several political topics." Across six studies and several political topics, people who were high in belief superiority thought that they knew a great deal about these topics. However, when comparing this perceived knowledge to how much...
by bindeweede
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: “It’s my one pleasure in this miserable existence of mine."
Replies: 0
Views: 100

“It’s my one pleasure in this miserable existence of mine."

Drinkers urge scientists to make up their bloody minds. As new research shows that even one drink a day can reduce life expectancy, drinkers have suggested that maybe scientists should all sit down in a room and make their bloody minds up once and for all. :beer http://newsthump.com/2018/04/13/drin...
by bindeweede
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: Topical limerics.
Replies: 28
Views: 1493

Re: Topical limerics.

Some cops lost a big stash of pot

Then argued that mice ate the lot.

The judge said ‘So why

Are said mice not high?

You may be on drugs but I’m not!’
by bindeweede
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: visits to site
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: visits to site

No brilliance from me, chaggle. I just post things that interest me and that I think other members and visitors will also find interesting.

btw, today's figures so far - 311 page views and 154 unique visits.

:???:
by bindeweede
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: The poems of Brian Bilston.
Replies: 55
Views: 2105

Re: The poems of Brian Bilston.

A relatively new one, and for those who've read some of ee cummings, rather good, I'd say. I tried to copy and paste, but the formatting went wrong, so here's just a link.

https://brianbilston.com/2018/04/06/ee- ... e-banking/
by bindeweede
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: visits to site
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: visits to site

It really is all so variable. Last Wednesday, the figures were 123 and 40. Today so far, they are 122 and 68. :con
by bindeweede
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: visits to site
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: visits to site

On Monday, the forum had 284 page views and 130 unique visits - both the highest for more than two weeks. (Yesterday, the figures were 116 and 28.) I've no idea why - I usually just put it down to bots, spiders and search engines. Usually, the more posts made on one day, the more views the forum get...
by bindeweede
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Humour.
Topic: New cartoon thread.
Replies: 290
Views: 11342

Re: New cartoon thread.

A rather disturbing image of Kim Jong May.

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by bindeweede
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Scams and Hoaxes.
Topic: "Buzz Aldrin saw alien UFOs in space."
Replies: 1
Views: 190

"Buzz Aldrin saw alien UFOs in space."

:ey Well, reading this makes a bit of a change from sitting at home, watching the rain. Mr Aldrin has repeatedly dismissed suggestions he has seen a UFO. He has spoken about seeing a light out of the window as he was heading towards the Moon – but has always said he is sure that what he saw was eith...
by bindeweede
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Ian Dunt on "illiberalism".
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Ian Dunt on "illiberalism".

A lengthy, thoughtful and for me at least, disturbing piece from a writer who continues to impress. Liberals in Britain, no matter where they are on the political spectrum, should look very carefully at what is happening in Hungary. It is not enough to say, as Brits often do, that it could not happe...
by bindeweede
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "New party gets £50m backing to ‘break mould’ of UK politics."
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: "New party gets £50m backing to ‘break mould’ of UK politics."

There has been an interesting response this morning from Andrew Rawnsley. The moment of truth will come when we are closer to the EU departure date. It will be then that we will find out whether the many conversations about a new party amount to anything more than idle chatter. It will be then that ...
by bindeweede
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: "New party gets £50m backing to ‘break mould’ of UK politics."
Replies: 2
Views: 111

"New party gets £50m backing to ‘break mould’ of UK politics."

Hot from the Guardian/Observer. A new political party with access to up to £50m in funding has been secretly under development for more than a year by a network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and donors keen to “break the Westminster mould”, the Observer can reveal. The movement, spearheaded by a...
by bindeweede
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: In The News.
Topic: Bad news for UKIP.
Replies: 44
Views: 2086

Re: Bad news for UKIP.

A brief update from a site new to me. "UKIP faces collapse in candidate numbers ahead of local elections." The anti-EU party will contest just 550 seats, around 12% of the total. The figure is a marked reduction on the 2,193 fielded in 2014, when Nigel Farage led the party. Lord Hayward, a Conservat...