Kwyjibo

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    Kwyjibo reacted to Reck B in Best thing you ever did   
    nice.
    Remember the old style ring pulls on cans of drink?

    If you detached the 2 pieces, you could flick the ring part using the curled part and it flew quite well, like a tiny frisbee.
    My schoolmate flicked one from one side of the classroom towards me. It was flying towards my face & rather than flinching, I did this really pronounced 'wink' gesture and caught it in a fold of skin between my eyelid and upper cheek, ninja style.
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from JFK in Best thing you ever did   
    That makes one occasion spring to mind for me. In a mates car in the late 80's he had finished with his milkshake, announced to the rest of us he was going to put it in the bin, then lobbed the cup over the roof and into the bin whilst driving, it was an epic moment (well for me anyway as I still remember it well!)
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Reck B in Best thing you ever did   
    I love it when things like that happen!
    I once spat out a peice of chewing gum and volleyed it straight into a streetbin about 10 metres away - carried on walking like a boss.
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Almshouses   
    Reminds me of one of my favourite sayings "I'm not young enough to know everything"
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    Kwyjibo reacted to lid in Best thing you ever did   
    Half-volleyed a basketball the full length of a sports hall and scored a basket
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    Kwyjibo reacted to gibbon in Best thing you ever did   
    Same here. Work from home. Don't miss the traffic or working with dickheads/lazy cunts/bullshitters you'd in day-to-day life cross the road to avoid. Hasn't worked out financially yet, but I wouldn't go back even if means sleeping in my car.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to DoINeedOne in Best thing you ever did   
    Well during the time of doing construction (carpenter) i used to have a side hobby with leaning coding and online advertising but never made much money due to most nights being to tired and putting in little time but during 2008 i went from working for 3 different companies who had to much work to working a few days a week as they tried to do most the work themselfs, this allowed me more time at home to focus on online advertising etc..
    Then December that year i decided 2009 i would focus on coding and working form home as the extra time had allowed me to increase earnings and i could not do both as it would not work time wise
     
    So the recession actually made me change 
    I have had some good years and so ok years and some shit years but running everything via a limited company has allowed me to save on tax and have a backup fund to test new stuff with also the savings in working from home and the extra time to do others things is where theres been the most positive effects, reading more books on subjects i never thought i would read or learn about, exercise, learning about investing, cooking healthier, being able to travel when i want
     
    A quote that is always stuck in my head 
    "We all have the same 24 hours in a day its how we use them"
    Now i know we all have different lifes kids, caring for love ones, debt, work, bills etc... but for me personally i wasted alot time sitting in traffic, chasing invoices and just feeling fucked all the time due to shit diet and not taking care of myself
     
    If everyone had more time to enjoy life and enjoy hobbies, test ideas that would have a positive effect on alot of things
     
    And just a note the past year has been one of the worse for me earnings wise so like most things it has its ups and downs
     
     
     
     
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    Kwyjibo reacted to dgul in Eurovision 2019   
    Perhaps Eurovision perfectly reflects the state of the EU.
    In the past it was 'exciting', with multiple acts representing the different cultural shapes of the different countries being represented.  With the show acting as a curiosity, highlighting 'differentness' and at the same time showing that despite all our differences we're all the same (but very much different).  It was also an understated affair, without any pretensions of being serious;  it was what it needed to be, but no more.  
    These days it has changed.  It appears as a homogeneous mix, with the acts, while being clearly different, having no cultural identify other than 'Eurovision'.  Each act is the same, seemingly highlighting that we're all the same, but actually only highlighting that Eurovision is different than 'normal'; no matter what cultural identity we have in all our different countries' music, there's this thing that's called Eurovision that is different and (perhaps) unique.  Looking at the audience and the media representation, it also suggests that there's a minority that has a dogmatic following, fully believing in the power (musical aesthetic) of Eurovision, despite the 'common man' not really getting what's going on at all, and certainly not benefiting from the exposure to the different music in Eurovision.  Finally, it is now a serious affair, with (very) big money spent (Madonna!) to support Eurovision as being a good thing, yet without there being any basis for that huge expense in art or cultural expression or musical quality -- Like most government departments, it isn't good enough to simply exist to service a need -- It needs to be ever greater because it needs to be ever greater, irrespective of the actual needs. 
    And Madonna was rubbish.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Wight Flight in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    I asked my son to fetch me a newspaper.
    He called me a dinosaur and told me to use his ipad.
    It sort of worked. The spider got splatted but I think his tablet is fucked.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Snark in Posh or Peasant   
    The idea that one can buy their way into higher social class, is the reason why there is so much debt in this country.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to billfunk in Posh or Peasant   
    Needing conspicuous consumption for reinforcement of one's identity = peasant.
    Not giving a fuck about how wealthy you appear because you understand the value of money is about more than mindlessly consuming tat = posh.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Frank Hovis in Thomas cook fucked   
    Yep. I have mentioned this to some of the women at work and it's like the scales falling from their eyes.
    Their mothers worked until they got married or had children and that, bar some part time work that was more like a hobby for pin money, was that.
    They are going to be working full time until retirement age.  At least thirty years longer than their mothers.
    As like the vast majority of people they're not the sort of people who take a step back and take the long view here - a simple combination of huge housing cost inflation and wage suppression for the last twenty five years - they don't really understand why this has happened to them.  Just that they don't like it.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to stokiescum in Switching Broadband (fibre)   
    Virgins not cheap but it’s fucking fast and reliable mines been down for about 6 hours in 6 years
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    Kwyjibo reacted to swiss_democracy_for_all in Two for the price of one   
    One Wedding and a Funeral. 
    Not quite the same ring to it....
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Bricks & Mortar in Compound Interest - Eighth Wonder of the World   
    In January 2000, I took out a credit card, in person at the bank.  Clearly said "no thanks" to PPI.  At first there wasn't a balance, but eventually, I noticed the ppi was present and being deducted.   It was the days before internet, and I had a Monday-Friday job, so eventually, after a couple years, I managed to get to the bank to cancel.  Turned out I'd paid nearly £400 in payments, which I managed to make stop but didn't get refunded.
    Fast forward to 2019, and I managed to get the bank to refund me.   Which they did.  With interest.  At the same rate they'd been charging interest all these years.

    I got £5,400.
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from sarahbell in A new record!   
    I got epically spannered one night in Bristol on a work trip in the 90's, and me and my colleague could not for the life of us remember where our hotel was. In a moment of inspiration I realised I had the hotels number so I found a phone box and rang them to order me a taxi. They helpfully pointed out that as they did not know where I was it would be better if I got a taxi myself 😄
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from man o' the year in A new record!   
    I got epically spannered one night in Bristol on a work trip in the 90's, and me and my colleague could not for the life of us remember where our hotel was. In a moment of inspiration I realised I had the hotels number so I found a phone box and rang them to order me a taxi. They helpfully pointed out that as they did not know where I was it would be better if I got a taxi myself 😄
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    Kwyjibo reacted to man o' the year in A new record!   
    We regularly have messages on our guest house association messages from people who have booked accommodation in Bath and have forgottten  where they have booked asking if anyone has such and such booked in for specific dates. As I say this is a requent occurence rather than a rare event.
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    Kwyjibo got a reaction from MvR in A new record!   
    I got epically spannered one night in Bristol on a work trip in the 90's, and me and my colleague could not for the life of us remember where our hotel was. In a moment of inspiration I realised I had the hotels number so I found a phone box and rang them to order me a taxi. They helpfully pointed out that as they did not know where I was it would be better if I got a taxi myself 😄
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Happy Renting in Black Swan   
    It looks blue and gold to me.
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    Kwyjibo reacted to DoINeedOne in Premium bonds   
    Nothing this month  
     
     
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    Kwyjibo reacted to DoINeedOne in Premium bonds   
    £50 win this month
     
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Van Lady in Premium bonds   
    The only thing I like about premium bonds is that there’s a chance of winning and you can still get your money back!
    I hope you’ll be lucky soon 🤞
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    Kwyjibo reacted to Popuplights in Premium bonds   
    50 in March, 25 in April. On a 16k holding