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Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,806
edited August 2015 in The cake stop
I may (or may not) come over on here as someone who takes life all to seriously and gets agitated over politics.drugs in sport and perhaps other things. I don't think there is actually anyone (well one) person who knows my true personality. Yes I do get passionate about things I care about,however, I just love a good laugh more than owt else

Don't really know why I posted this but hey-ho.
Tail end Charlie

The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.

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  • tim wandtim wand Posts: 2,945
    You're alreet Frank, For a Marxist from Hucknall :D
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    I'd just like to say glossophobia but I can't.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,205
    i once had a friend who said "hey-ho"

    when work things got excessively stupid, nasty and vicious, i'd go find him and say, "voice of reason", and we'd go have a coffee and put some distance between us and the stupid, nasty and vicious

    he had a picture of his daughters on his desk, it was in a bubblegum* frame (*cute clinton cards' characters)

    i remember the day i learned he had cancer

    he died

    when i hear "hey-ho", i always remember him
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,129
    Saright.
    I wouldn't take anything serious on a forum.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • tim wandtim wand Posts: 2,945
    Saright.
    I wouldn't take anything serious on a forum.

    Things would have worked out a lot better for Julius if everyone had your approach PB.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,129
    Saright.
    I wouldn't take anything serious on a forum.

    Things would have worked out a lot better for Julius if everyone had your approach PB.
    :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,414 Lives Here
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Saright.
    I wouldn't take anything serious on a forum.

    hang on, given that this is on a forum am I to assume I shouldn't take this statement seriously and therefore you do take things on forums seriously? And then if you do take things on forums seriously then this statement holds true but given that this is on a forum am I to assume .......

    my head hurts
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • random manrandom man Posts: 1,514
    I may (or may not) come over on here as someone who takes life all to seriously and gets agitated over politics.drugs in sport and perhaps other things. I don't think there is actually anyone (well one) person who knows my true personality. Yes I do get passionate about things I care about,however, I just love a good laugh more than owt else

    Don't really know why I posted this but hey-ho.

    I do - it's cos you're bored - get back to work you skiving layabout :wink:
  • I may (or may not) come over on here as someone who takes life all to seriously and gets agitated over politics.drugs in sport and perhaps other things. I don't think there is actually anyone (well one) person who knows my true personality. Yes I do get passionate about things I care about,however, I just love a good laugh more than owt else

    Don't really know why I posted this but hey-ho.

    I do - it's cos you're bored - get back to work you skiving layabout :wink:
    There speaketh the aforementioned one. :lol:
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,710
    I may (or may not) come over on here as someone who takes life all to seriously and gets agitated over politics.drugs in sport and perhaps other things. I don't think there is actually anyone (well one) person who knows my true personality. Yes I do get passionate about things I care about,however, I just love a good laugh more than owt else

    Don't really know why I posted this but hey-ho.

    I do - it's cos you're bored - get back to work you skiving layabout :wink:
    So what's the real Frank like? Speak your mind, don't hold back :D
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    I may (or may not) come over on here as someone who takes life all to seriously and gets agitated over politics.drugs in sport and perhaps other things. I don't think there is actually anyone (well one) person who knows my true personality. Yes I do get passionate about things I care about,however, I just love a good laugh more than owt else

    Don't really know why I posted this but hey-ho.

    I do - it's cos you're bored - get back to work you skiving layabout :wink:
    So what's the real Frank like? Speak your mind, don't hold back :D

    are you suggesting he should be frank with us?!
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,129
    Saright.
    I wouldn't take anything serious on a forum.

    hang on, given that this is on a forum am I to assume I shouldn't take this statement seriously and therefore you do take things on forums seriously? And then if you do take things on forums seriously then this statement holds true but given that this is on a forum am I to assume .......

    my head hurts
    Correct.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 4,015
    We never know what people are really like on forums unless you meet them. Some turn out exactly like they are online, others turn out a lot nicer.

    As far as what Frank the Tank is like I have no idea but he reminds me a lot about my old and late grandad. A train driver who was retired from before I was born and a supporter of both the unions and Labour of old. the labour of Benn, Foot and Kinnock. A great guy who I really got on with but a died in the wool socialist / union man. Do not talk politics to people like him and Frank unless you want to fall out. Although on this forum it is unlikely I'll meet Frank so political discussions are ok.

    Overall though I get the impression with Frank there are very strongly held views on certain things. I do not hold these views and (just like with my grandad) I doubt either of us will change of minds on these topics. Still I did learn that when my relative got angry about a political topic I learnt to listen to his rant, I mean argument, and then change the topic.
  • I would have got on with your grandad I think. TBH I get on with most people whatever their politics, one of my very closest friends has held office in local/county council as a tory councilor. Most of my associates are of the left but I don't shy away from debate with mates who are not.

    I can have the most heated debate and part way will get up and buy the next round and then back to the discussion. I don't fall out over politics or pretty much anything else life really is too short. To say you don't know me you weren't too far away as I do tend to wear my heart on my sleeve.
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 4,015
    Ex railwayman fro his whole working life. I do not think he was a union man but supported them if that made sense. No doubt he was a paid up member at some time since IIRC you could never become a driver without union membership in his day. He was a driver for a long time.

    He was deffo old school politics. Labour for working class and tories for upper class. Real class divide I think but he was not divisive. Contradictory statements I think but he was a guy to get on with anyone. A sportsman and a gentleman but very much a working man. I only knew him when he had a retired and I would say middle class life. All his kids went to university or to that level and all did well. In that way I see him as a striver in that he worked hard so that his kids could have opportunities. For me that is not exactly compatible with a socialist thinking. It has always been my view that socialism tends to want equality for people irrespective of their input. my grandad worked hard all his life even into retirement. Never took handouts from the state and would not unless in dire straits. That was for those unable to help themselves in his opinion. That is my right of centre view too.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,129
    In my opinion old school socialism was about looking after those who needed it (really needed it).
    Right wing politics was about looking after you and yours.

    The current Labour party covers both of those and trying to appeal to the "modern" socialism of taking care of everybody regardless. This is why they are messed up.

    Crossing threads again. Sorry.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,929
    You're alreet Frank, For a Marxist from Hucknall :D
    Is that what they call a backhanded compliment? :D
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,746
    In my opinion old school socialism was about looking after those who needed it (really needed it).
    Right wing politics was about looking after you and yours.

    The current Labour party covers both of those and trying to appeal to the "modern" socialism of taking care of everybody regardless. This is why they are messed up.

    Crossing threads again. Sorry.


    As I see it, the Labour party once wanted to give people a hand up, now they want to give them a hand out.
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