Frank Hovis

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from One percent in Straight talking can get you into trouble   
    He really shouldn't have been personal about her.  That is totally unprofessional.
    And he shouldn't have minimised a potential incident of drink spiking.
    Whilst he shouldn't lose his livelihood over it he needs a rap over the knuckles for being an arse.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from whocares in Prince harry talks absolute bollox.   
    That.
    They are in a hole - just stop digging.
    Prince Edward used to make a fool of himself with his "improv" and hanging around with actors and directors and talking about it as if he was one.  The particular low being his version of It's a Knockout (but it's for chairdeeee!).
    As it stands it must be twenty years since I've heard anything from him in the press as he has realised what his role actually is and is playing it perfectly.  Dress smartly, wave, and make small talk at public events.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to PatronizingGit in Iconically awful cars of yore   
    Yes, theres a certain appeal to car based pickups. I've often liked the idea of one with a camper on the rear - like the old P100s. I think campers on a 4x4 pickup just end up being too high. 
     

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    Frank Hovis reacted to Craig in Iconically awful cars of yore   
    Sorry, can't agree with you there. That Senator is elegant and classy, the Belmont looks like it's been left in the microwave for a couple of minutes too many, especially with that bodykit. 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to M S E Refugee in Iconically awful cars of yore   
    The Austin Princess morphed from this to this.

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from sarahbell in Prince harry talks absolute bollox.   
    That.
    They are in a hole - just stop digging.
    Prince Edward used to make a fool of himself with his "improv" and hanging around with actors and directors and talking about it as if he was one.  The particular low being his version of It's a Knockout (but it's for chairdeeee!).
    As it stands it must be twenty years since I've heard anything from him in the press as he has realised what his role actually is and is playing it perfectly.  Dress smartly, wave, and make small talk at public events.
  7. Agree
    Frank Hovis got a reaction from M S E Refugee in Prince harry talks absolute bollox.   
    That.
    They are in a hole - just stop digging.
    Prince Edward used to make a fool of himself with his "improv" and hanging around with actors and directors and talking about it as if he was one.  The particular low being his version of It's a Knockout (but it's for chairdeeee!).
    As it stands it must be twenty years since I've heard anything from him in the press as he has realised what his role actually is and is playing it perfectly.  Dress smartly, wave, and make small talk at public events.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to eight in Iconically awful cars of yore   
    I always considered these distinctly odd looking.

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    Frank Hovis reacted to Caravan Monster in Pet Insurance   
    Vets often tend to look disappointed when the answer to 'do you have insurance?' is a negative. Outside of puppy jabs at the beginning and the final visit to the vet, with a few exceptions, they are mostly taking shots in the dark as to what is wrong with the dog and if it can be effectively treated. One of the main exceptions would be sewing back together big cuts and setting broken bones, which worst case shouldn't come to more than about  £2.5k. I have seen inherited problems treated effectively, but it is rare that effective diagnosis and treatment is available, particularly with general non specialist vets.
    My take is if you  can come up with two, maybe three thousand in an emergency, not to bother with insurance. It is a good idea ahead of time  to set out a protocol in case of the dog having an accident or being taken ill to assist clear thinking at a stressful time. I've always kept lurchers which although generally healthy, are injury prone because of their hunting drive and speed and they have all made it to old age without big bills or insurance. I get too attached to my dogs but with experience and hindsight wouldn't hesitate to euthanise once clearly established that they are unable to live a decent quality of life. The dog doesn't know anything anymore and the owner gets over it eventually.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Hopeful in Pet Insurance   
    It depends, how much did you pay for the puppy?
    How much would you pay for a vets bill? Consider the likelihood of a bill that size, which should be remote if you know what you are doing with animals. Only sheep spend their lives trying to find completely novel ways to die, well sheep and one particular horse I owned.
    If the bill comes to more than the cost of a puppy would you just get another puppy ? (I did with horses, never faced that with dogs)
    I'm not a fan of insurance as most people don't need it.
    I know someone whose son paid out £19k in vets bills (£6k was covered by insurance) for their 12 yr-old labrador that developed some sort of autoimmune disease. It made a complete recovery and lived another 18 months before dying of a heart attack running to its food bowl.
    I know someone else who paid £1k to have a metal plate put in their rabbits leg when it broke it.  Ask yourself, are you those kind of owner ?
    Just seen your dog breed (above)
    It has a small population size and consequent low level of genetic variation. I haven't looked to see if there are any intrinsic defects that might make insurance worth while in your case. Again, that will depend upon your level of attachment to the animal. Having said that, you may also find that insurers exclude certain illnesses from policies on certain breeds, or they should do so as an encouragement to breeders to strive to correct them.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Libspero in Prince harry talks absolute bollox.   
    Heard her on the radio this morning complaining about how badly the press treat them.
    Funny,  Will And Kate don’t seem to have the same problem.
    Perhaps it’s because of the way they behave?   No..  next it will be because the British press are closet racists..  or anything else to draw the blame away from themselves.
    They NEED to stop talking to the press.. take a few months off,  find something they passionately believe in and the support it (quietly).
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    Frank Hovis reacted to One percent in Prince harry talks absolute bollox.   
    Just reading the comments on the mail. Calling her a manipulative gaslighter. I think they could be correct. She really doesn’t want the best for Harry.  He is a vehicle for her to get where she wants to be. Problem is, I don’t really think she is sure where that is, other than the centre of the limelight.  LOOK AT MEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Hail the Tripod in Hats   
    I actually have one of these:
     

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    Frank Hovis reacted to Craig in Iconically awful cars of yore   
    I actually quite like the Allegro, albeit have never had the privilege of driving one. I'd argue the 80s equivalent was even worse:
     

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    Frank Hovis reacted to desertorchid in Famous people you've met   
    Petula Clark- worked with-bitch
    Danny De Vito - Car Park- nice enough
    Jarvis Cocker- airport- friendly
    Chris Evans- pub- trod on my foot and apologized.
    Oh, and my sister slept with Stu Francis, does that count?
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    Frank Hovis reacted to spunko in Famous people you've met   
    Already done it, I think I did it on the first day of launching DOSBODS.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Melchett in Famous people you've met   
    Sorry sheepie but it can't just be me thinking "Who?".
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Delpy
    Have a 'like' to soften the blow.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to One percent in Prince harry talks absolute bollox.   
    Nutter. End of. 
    I was listening to Steve Allen on the radio earlier. No one cares and just wishes they would go away 
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from ninjaborrower in 3 years today   
    That's why I won't inform them.
    Not only do they not receive £154.50 from me but they spend £10 - £15 (my guesstimate) annually sending me letters, paying meter readers to deliver cards, and employing collection staff.
    I am actually taking £10 - £15 out of Gary Lineker's pocket annually and for every ten not paying the licence and not filling in a form on their website it costs them an eleventh licence.
    Small potatoes put like that but it's strangely satisfying and if you scale it up to one million not having a licence costing the equivalent of 100,000 licences to keep hassling that million it becomes material and makes not having a licence and not filling in their form even more of a moral duty.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Ina in Famous people you've met   
    Wurzel Gummage aka John Pertwee got very amorous with my sister when she was just14.  I’m totally fucking amazed no dirt has come out about him.  Another bbc pedo.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Chewing Grass in Electric Car Market - Something Odd Going On   
    Agreed, disingenuous to almost spiv levels, both the guy and the company do not get to the top of a casual internet search.
    Even wikipedia gets in on the act with the term 'mechanically recharge'.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium–air_battery
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    Frank Hovis reacted to twocents in Macron - how long before wheels fall off   
    Acte 49
    RT doesn't seem to have a live stream for Paris yesterday.
     
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    Frank Hovis reacted to One percent in Islamification of Europe   
    Coming to a town near you. Only the police won’t react with the same force 
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7593873/Four-killed-protests-defamation-Prophet-Mohammad-Bangladesh.html
    At least four people were killed and up to 50 injured today when police opened fire on 20,000 protesting against Facebook messages they claim defame the Prophet Mohammad.
    They demonstrated at a prayer ground in Borhanuddin on Bhola island to demand the execution of a young Hindu man charged with inciting religious tension through online messages.
    Police said they opened fire in self-defence after some of the crowd threw rocks at officers.
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for calm and said the account of the Hindu man had been hacked by a Muslim to 'spread lies.' 
     
    Its like a window onto medieval times 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to UmBongo in Greta   
    We meet Greta's dad in this video. And a white leftie woman yelling 'White People get to the back of the bus!'
     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from whocares in Famous people you've met   
    That's the thread prize winner for me!
    This isn't mine but from my football forum: someone was stood in the queue at their local Chinese takeaway behind Gary Glitter and Frankie Howerd who were both (separately) living in NE Somerset at the time.