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dizzybull said:I know this thread is for soccer and the existentialist threat that is the end of our meaningless existence but I wanted to ask:
what do Brits think of The Crown? I’ve watched a few episodes here and there and it seems good to me but I could imagine a British show about an American presidency seeming strange.So: bullocks or brilliant?
(the only two brit adjectives I know)
Hey G*ry... it's "Bollocks". Slang for testicles. It can mean good or bad, depending on context.
"It's THE bollocks" = good.
"It's the dog's bollocks" = very good (see "Donkey's knob")
"He's got some bollocks doing that" = he has some bravery.
"He's talking absolute bollocks" = he's full of shit.
"It's bollocks" = bad
I guess it's like when something is shit, or theee shit.
I've never watched the crown but from all accounts it's good. Yours included. But also fug them. Muhfugs be starving out there.
As the time passes I'm finding it's that sense of "...oh, I should give dad a call - wait, nope" that's depressing. Unlearning good habits - that's the stinker.
Sorry to hear that L*o.
Same here. Been seeing Christmas cards and tins of shortcake biscuits (Legit has to have Deer/Stag Combo artworks or your (sic) soft) which we always got for him but, no.. not this year. Or ever. And seems mum has took a nosedive - she's unable to look after herself and has gone into a home. From speaking to her oldest friends, looks like she has had an eating disorder for years (swapping gin for food and other bulimia-R behaviours) and it was not talked about by my dad or anyone that knew. Now it's all caught up with her.
But she's currently in hospital because she's got t3h Covids. What she comes out like (if at all) is going to be a lottery but we did our best. She is somehow very resilient. They told her ten years ago she would die if she started drinking again but she's gotten away with it. She should hit up the tequila with you, bud! God that was a messy evening in London. Wandering around with a bag of vinyl, barely able to stand up, couldn't find my room. I was in the wrong building. Slept through all alarms and missed about 5 calls from Skel. Went to the bathroom to do the old technicolour yawn. Apparently I'd been there before during the night because it was already like an explosion in a soup factory.
Cleaned it up, just caught the train. Realized I'd left all my clothes in the wardrobe. I never got them back. I did however, keep the vinyl on me at all times.
Apropos of nothing - thanks to the Strutmen @ppadilha @billbradley @Electrode for helping out with the offloadings and generally for keeping the Strut forums going, it's the only place I would ever talk this kind of shit on the internet.
Duderonomy said:Also I think in general the perceived English saltiness about Maradona is exaggerated.
Naah, what's done is done. There's the Ronaldo wink-off, the
cunactor who got Beckham sent off, the Lampard four miles over the line disallowed goal, the Sol Campbell header disallowed, the list of how England lose or are defrauded in massive games (in events that are not strictly football-related) goes on and on.
Great player. No-one been close to his level for a long time.
Maybe this puts me even further into the minority but I would argue that if it's on beat, scratching in the context of a DJ mix doesn't have to be too advanced technique-wise. Not saying yours wasn't good BTW, just a general taste of mine.
I remember going to a DJ Expo years back and they had a guy demoing on three turntables who was the reigning dmc champion etc and had a big following of stans. I watched it and he was basically like a really good juggler - but with turntables instead of balls. It was super-technical and... completely boring to listen to. He had took it to a level beyond what it was supposed to be, for me.
I had watched a no-name kid of about 16 trying out a mixer earlier in the day and he was really funky - always knew where the beat was and kept it bumping. Nothing we had never seen before but everyone could nod their head to it.
I found myself stood next to him at this dmc demo. I told him he was better than this guy. He didn't believe me, he said "I can't do all that". I said "Nobody needs to do all that. it's just not music anymore."
It's the same argument I have for bass players, there are guys and girls who are basically shredding Coltrane on lead bass, but it does nothing for me. There is no attempt to complement the beat. I bow down to their ability - I don't want to sound salty - but I wouldn't want to listen to it again, or buy it.