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    Rave reacted to Wight Flight in I’m depressed   
    Any chance he is suicidal?
    (Asking for a friend)
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    Rave reacted to Fully Detached in I’m depressed   
    If he's depressed he should try being a bit less of a cunt. You get back what you put out there.
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    Rave reacted to One percent in I’m depressed   
    Well not me but alistair Campbell on bbc 2 at 9pm.  I’m not sure if the focus is on him being depressed or him depressing the rest of us. 
    Im not planning on watching it to find out. Way too depressing. 
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    Rave reacted to Rowley in The normalisation of female obesity   
    Race to the bottom now. Gemma Collins will be up there in a few years... "As if ANYONE looks THAT good!"
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    Rave reacted to unregistered_guest in 1p tax on self service tills to promote social inclusion   
    So, riddle me this, Chuka:
    If I am forced to use a self-service checkout because I'm buying pork and beer; and the sole Seventh Day Adventist[1] available on the tills refuses to touch the stuff in case it makes them ceremonially unclean;  should the supermarket pay the tax, or should it be directly docked from the assistant's wages? What happens when they end up having to pay the supermarket to work there?
    This is why stupid laws, thought up in haste, are bad. We can easily come up with ever more ridiculous cases which expose the shallow thinking for what it really is.
    [1] Other religions are available, please check with your deity of choice with respect to interpretation of dietary laws.
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    Rave reacted to Roger_Mellie in Where Am I?   
    Is it a clue for the eagle eyes, or is it a red herring for the well travelled dosboeratus?
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    Rave reacted to The Generation Game in Eurovision 2019   
    Sung in Russian
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    Rave got a reaction from The XYY Man in Posh or Peasant   
    I did 3 months sober a few times, and every time I backslid into getting pissed every day within a couple of weeks of starting drinking again. My best mate can go weeks without a drink, and sometimes manages to just have a few glasses of wine at a work reception or whatever, but his drinking sessions more often end up with him sending me youtube vids and incoherent nonsense at 4am, which then obviously leads to a written off weekend. When non-addicts ask me why I'm completely teetotal I explain it thus: I've flipped a switch in my brain that means if I have one drink I'll feel desperate for another, and another, until I pass out; and it can't be flipped back.
    I reckon you should commit to doing a year before you have a think about whether you want to drink again. My guess is that you won't, but you'll have much better idea either way than you would after 3 or 6 months. Meanwhile congratulations on making it this far,  I for one know how hard it is!
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    Rave got a reaction from gilf in Eurovision 2019   
    I think he was merely picking me up on my apparently completely incorrect assertion that she's only popular in the UK, and US, to be fair...
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    Rave got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in 1990s music   
    I finally found this the other day. I actually bought it in 1995 or 6, and loved it at the time, but over 20+ years I'd forgotten about it until I heard "Everything begins with an E" by E-Zee Possee while on a youtube journey through a lot of old school hardcore and early rave music, and wondered if it was MC Kinky. It turns out there was more than one young white female reggae / ragga toaster; both were apparently mentored by Boy George, and signed to his record label. Anyway while ripping a load of my old CDs so I can finally stick them in the attic I found the box of a compilation disc I burned in the very early days when a 2x burner with no buffer undrerrun protection was 300 quid; the disc was missing, but of course it's on youtube, so happy days.
     
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    Rave got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Posh or Peasant   
    I did 3 months sober a few times, and every time I backslid into getting pissed every day within a couple of weeks of starting drinking again. My best mate can go weeks without a drink, and sometimes manages to just have a few glasses of wine at a work reception or whatever, but his drinking sessions more often end up with him sending me youtube vids and incoherent nonsense at 4am, which then obviously leads to a written off weekend. When non-addicts ask me why I'm completely teetotal I explain it thus: I've flipped a switch in my brain that means if I have one drink I'll feel desperate for another, and another, until I pass out; and it can't be flipped back.
    I reckon you should commit to doing a year before you have a think about whether you want to drink again. My guess is that you won't, but you'll have much better idea either way than you would after 3 or 6 months. Meanwhile congratulations on making it this far,  I for one know how hard it is!
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    Rave reacted to The XYY Man in Posh or Peasant   
    Cheers - and It's now 23 days...!
    Right now, it's difficult to answer that question - but forever would probably be in my best interests.
     
    XYY
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    Rave reacted to gibbon in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Me and my missus like going round old churches, we're interested in the architecture and history, neither of us are religious. If there's a service going on we just have a quick look round outside then fuck off. Anyway pop into one church, shit didn't realise the god botherers were milling about about to start a service. We're quickly set upon by the reverend, have a nice little chat then we find ourselves being given a brew and passed around and introduced to the congregation. Shit. Don't get me wrong all nice people, but there's definitely an unspoken thing that they all kinda assume you want to worship the sky fairy with them.
    Anyway as we're youngish (well my missus is i'm not) we get introduced to one of the young guys, early 20s, studying Theology at Uni (seminary?) anyway I forget what you call someone training to be in the clergy? He's obviously a massive dork, looks the part, talks the part, zero charisma etc. He then introduces us to his fiance, jesus fucking christ what a posh tight bit of hot totty she was I couldn't believe it!! Talk about punching. Still remember how stacked she was as well but well hidden under a thick jumper in case Jesus sees. Not only that she was a junior doctor as well, brains and beauty. If she was in the wider dating pool she'd be banging Dr Chad and her god botherer fiance would be sat at home bashing the bishop every night. Honestly I don't give a fuck I'd happily pretend to believe in the man upstairs for a hour a week to get a sniff at some of the top crumpet on offer in Church vs taking my (zero) chances on Tinder.
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    Rave reacted to Stunley Andwin in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Great, bass players and drummers are always in demand because everyone wants to be the singer or lead guitarist.
    If you want to join a band, every rehearsal studio (or record shop if there are any left) will have loads of signs up saying something like
    Or you could hang around smaller music venues and talk with the members of the support bands. Support bands playing shows at smaller venues will typically be willing to talk to punters and may know of people looking for musicians. There are probably also local music websites.
    You will need to know the bands mentioned, have a good general music knowledge and they will probably want you to play a couple of bass parts. Have a couple of tracks from each of the bands that you can play (not well known tracks are better).
    Once you are in you should set a regular rehearsal time at the weekend and then go drinking afterwards. Turning up as a band (i.e. carrying instruments) will get the attention of everyone in the bar and women will try to get your attention. Entertain them, tell them they can come to the last hour of rehearsal next week if they bring beer for the band (check with band beforehand this is OK, they won't turn down beer). If you are already a competent player then getting up to a level able to play shows will not take long. We would always record all of our rehearsals, I would make a CD of the tracks we were to play live taken from the rehearsal and then I would play through them at home once or twice a day. 
    Besides this, it is just a great and cheap hobby, even playing a rehearsal together is amazing fun.
     
     
    On a completely different note, my stalker hasn't been around for a couple of weeks now, hope this is the end of it.
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    Rave got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Posh or Peasant   
    Chin up, it gets better and better from here! I particularly found that waking up in the morning feeling grotty and thinking 'fuck's sake, another hangover' and then realizing actually no, a quick coffee and you'll be right as rain never got old.
    Yeah, forums aren't quite as much fun when you're not posting pissed up bollocks at 2am, but you can't have your cake and eat it, sadly. Listening to music on youtube till the early hours is my preferred substitute now. And cycling is so much nicer when you don't have the ale sweats, I find...
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    Rave got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Posh or Peasant   
    We scored 6, but:
    - One smart TV came with the house, and the other was a hand me down from my mate
    - Dyson was a hand me down from my mother in law
    - I actually have two gas barbecues, one from Aldi and the other a hand me down
    - I got into buying vinyl records because they were dirt cheap 20 years ago, especially if you like cheesy music, which I do. The Linn wasn't particularly cheap, mind
    - My wife's spiraliser wasn't expensive, and 'courgetti' is surprisingly good, easily the best way of eating the fucking things IMO
    - Her Mulberry bag was a gift, which I don't think she's ever taken out of the house
    I was born middle class but have been downwardly mobile ever since I flunked out of university.
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    Rave got a reaction from Van Lady in Posh or Peasant   
    Chin up, it gets better and better from here! I particularly found that waking up in the morning feeling grotty and thinking 'fuck's sake, another hangover' and then realizing actually no, a quick coffee and you'll be right as rain never got old.
    Yeah, forums aren't quite as much fun when you're not posting pissed up bollocks at 2am, but you can't have your cake and eat it, sadly. Listening to music on youtube till the early hours is my preferred substitute now. And cycling is so much nicer when you don't have the ale sweats, I find...
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    Rave reacted to gilf in Eurovision 2019   
    I'm not a fan, but the fact her last two albums were number one in pretty much any chart that's relevant suggests otherwise, UK, US, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Norway, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand... I won't go on but 25 was number 1 in 31 Countries. Highest selling album in Europe since they started compiling such a list.
    About as close to a global superstar as you can get these days.
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    Rave reacted to MrPin in Zombie millennials   
    Rabbit korma?
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    Rave reacted to SNACR in Where Am I?   
    It's a test bed/mule for the MGF it's a metro van hiding the prototype MGF drivetrain and running gear - at least I think it was.
    I'II start a Dosbods Tripadvisor thread where I'II review the various museum and visitor attractions of the UK. Had hoped to finally get the Moretonhampstead Motor Museum this week but got sucked into work and left Exeter too late.
    Were doing so well with Gaydon but have now disgraced yourself with this.
     
    This is the 'notchback' a national scandal the masses were deprived of such potentially stylish means of travel

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    Rave got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Eurovision 2019   
    I should add for clarity that although I would prefer to have my fingernails pulled out with pliers than listen to any of Adele's offerings, I don't think my taste in music has any more merit than anyone else's, beyond the fact that I sang and played instruments as a kid, and hence can tell whether someone is in tune or not. It's a big mistake to watch Eurovision expecting to like more than about 30% of the songs IMO- just go in with an open mind.
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    Rave got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Eurovision 2019   
    I personally think that Somebody Like You is an execrable dirge with no redeeming musical features whatsoever; and though that is of course no barrier to Eurovision success, I don't think Adele is that popular outside of the UK and US?
    I personally think that Eurovision very much should be about actual pop (as in popular, rather than musically worthy). I want to see a mix of throwaway songs presented with great staging, with a few oddities thrown in for the laughs. My hot take is that the essence of Eurovision has actually been diminished by the complete cultural victory of the LGBQT+ rights movement across Europe (which in every other respect I see as a cause for celebration). Eurovision's always been about the gays; but when an Israeli transsexual won the popular vote across Europe 20 years ago (albeit with easily the best song in Eurovision history) it really was a remarkable moment; whereas now nobody (quite rightly) bats an eyelid, and entries like the French one are preaching to an audience that was converted many years ago.
    I really think they should do away with the professional juries again. I couldn't care less if neighbouring countries all vote for each other, and I figure that if 'music professionals' knew more about music than the common man, then there wouldn't be so much shite music around. There's still enough diversity of musical taste across Europe and the near east that I reckon you'd end up with a reasonably diverse selection of musical offerings in the final. By far the best moment of the night for me was the look on the Norwegian girl's face when the public votes were announced- it was magical, and I thought they would have been much more worthy winners than the bore-fest that won thanks to the efforts of the 'professionals'
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    Rave reacted to dgul in Eurovision 2019   
    God, yet another Eurovision metaphor of the EU.
    'We'll give you a public vote, but be under no illusion that it'll actually make any difference -- the winners will be the ones the Eurovision people decide, not the plebians'
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    Rave got a reaction from The Generation Game in Eurovision 2019   
    I personally think that Somebody Like You is an execrable dirge with no redeeming musical features whatsoever; and though that is of course no barrier to Eurovision success, I don't think Adele is that popular outside of the UK and US?
    I personally think that Eurovision very much should be about actual pop (as in popular, rather than musically worthy). I want to see a mix of throwaway songs presented with great staging, with a few oddities thrown in for the laughs. My hot take is that the essence of Eurovision has actually been diminished by the complete cultural victory of the LGBQT+ rights movement across Europe (which in every other respect I see as a cause for celebration). Eurovision's always been about the gays; but when an Israeli transsexual won the popular vote across Europe 20 years ago (albeit with easily the best song in Eurovision history) it really was a remarkable moment; whereas now nobody (quite rightly) bats an eyelid, and entries like the French one are preaching to an audience that was converted many years ago.
    I really think they should do away with the professional juries again. I couldn't care less if neighbouring countries all vote for each other, and I figure that if 'music professionals' knew more about music than the common man, then there wouldn't be so much shite music around. There's still enough diversity of musical taste across Europe and the near east that I reckon you'd end up with a reasonably diverse selection of musical offerings in the final. By far the best moment of the night for me was the look on the Norwegian girl's face when the public votes were announced- it was magical, and I thought they would have been much more worthy winners than the bore-fest that won thanks to the efforts of the 'professionals'
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    Rave got a reaction from Alonso Quijano in Eurovision 2019   
    I personally think that Somebody Like You is an execrable dirge with no redeeming musical features whatsoever; and though that is of course no barrier to Eurovision success, I don't think Adele is that popular outside of the UK and US?
    I personally think that Eurovision very much should be about actual pop (as in popular, rather than musically worthy). I want to see a mix of throwaway songs presented with great staging, with a few oddities thrown in for the laughs. My hot take is that the essence of Eurovision has actually been diminished by the complete cultural victory of the LGBQT+ rights movement across Europe (which in every other respect I see as a cause for celebration). Eurovision's always been about the gays; but when an Israeli transsexual won the popular vote across Europe 20 years ago (albeit with easily the best song in Eurovision history) it really was a remarkable moment; whereas now nobody (quite rightly) bats an eyelid, and entries like the French one are preaching to an audience that was converted many years ago.
    I really think they should do away with the professional juries again. I couldn't care less if neighbouring countries all vote for each other, and I figure that if 'music professionals' knew more about music than the common man, then there wouldn't be so much shite music around. There's still enough diversity of musical taste across Europe and the near east that I reckon you'd end up with a reasonably diverse selection of musical offerings in the final. By far the best moment of the night for me was the look on the Norwegian girl's face when the public votes were announced- it was magical, and I thought they would have been much more worthy winners than the bore-fest that won thanks to the efforts of the 'professionals'