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    Tony Robinson Thread

    I read a while back that a couple of minor cults devoted to Princes Diana and Mother Theresa had started to merge, meaning there probably are people somewhere that worship a composite Diana/Theresa character. (It was probably something in Fortean Times.)
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    Cassandras of the crash

    Absolutely not picking on you Libspero but... Gee, if only there was something out there that could rip and save iplayer programs DRM-free and without needing an iplayer account...
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    Netflix/Amazon Prime bargain bin shitty movies

    I really want to watch that.
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    I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis

    My bastards, despite paying mileage, require a petrol receipt for the exact amount the mileage works out at, dated on the day the mileage was driven. I wish I was joking. As I mentioned before, my personal car is not available and I'm not helping their survey regarding who's married / inuit / into scat / whatever. Sometimes you simply have to draw the line. I work for a FTSE 100 company that many of you will already have strong opinions about.
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    I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis

    Ooh, I know this one - it's so the company can claim back the VAT on the purchased fuel (even though they didn't purchase it and it sounds suspiciously like tax fraud to me). I suffered similar bellendry the one time I used my car on (genuinely urgent) business use. As a result I informed my employer my private vehicle was not available for business use and that I would not make the requested declaration regarding roadworthiness / insurance / road tax etc. You want me go somewhere? Phone Avis.
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    I'm under attack by the Workplace Diversity Nazis

    I had to fill out one of these profiles at work last year - religion, ethnicity, marriage status and IIRC sexuality as well. All fields had a "not telling you" option, so I used that.
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    Facebook falling

    Ah yes, friendsreunited. Their problem was fundamental revenue limits. I actually coughed up one year's "membership" fee - I think it was five pounds - because there were several old school mates worth contacting. Once I'd done that there was no reason to give them any more money. I was probably at or near the sweet spot for getting value from that site. Several million punters times a fiver each - twenty or thirty millions tops?
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    Inthe words of Nelson - Ha Ha

    Wasn't this a recent film with Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan?
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    Code Brown

    The message I'm getting from this is IKEA need fake poos in their stores.
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    Cannabis for medical use

    It's a bit embarrassing this is still chugging on. Someone at a party we held fifteen years ago was on a legal cannabis derivative trial. Their little aerosol got passed around a lot that night.
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    MAME

    <YORKSHIREACCENT>Luxury!</YORKSHIREACCENT> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encounter_(video_game) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlezone_(1980_video_game) I'll be astonished if there aren't others...
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    'allo 'allo. you what

    Yeah, I recall seeing a Bugs Bunny short with a bucktoothed jibbering Japanese soldier standing in for Elmer Fudd and I'm pretty sure another one trying to sell me war bonds. That cartoon show presented by Tony Robinson many years back had some awesomely "off" examples. Saddam Hussein made an appearance in the early 90s WB Tiny Toons show.
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    Cunk on Britain.

    The character's great in small doses but I couldn't sit through the Shakespeare spin-off. She's virtually indistinguishable from actual BBC presenters - basically an older Stacey Dooley.
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    Britain First banned from facebook

    They got 2m followers through postings of banal but innocuous stuff that morons would automatically "like" and that weren't representative of their real agenda. The morons will now go back to liking posts about football and kittens. BF technically played a blinder in using social media they way they did but ultimately they failed to follow it up with anything of substance.
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    Rewarding our brave armed forces

    Ah yes. The Daily Mail, a rag that back in the nineties regularly pushed a squaddies-are-scum theme. There were news items about off-duty and former soldiers assaulting nice innocent civilians all the bloody time. Scumbag paper, written by hateful idiots for hateful idiots. Just say no.