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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    Coke weren't paying him directly?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    pblakeney said:

    Coke weren't paying him directly?

    Exactly.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Why do people in restaurants feel the need to complain?

    They get everything handed to them on a plate...
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072
    elbowloh said:

    Why do people in restaurants feel the need to complain?

    They get everything handed to them on a plate...

    We Want Plates should disband.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,770
    elbowloh said:

    Why do people in restaurants feel the need to complain?

    They get everything handed to them on a plate...

    Boom boom Basil.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    edited 15 September
    elbowloh said:

    pblakeney said:

    Coke weren't paying him directly?

    Exactly.
    Going back to this. When you said "everyone praised Ronaldo". Not really accurate. 😉
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  • womackwomack Posts: 484
    elbowloh said:

    You know when everyone praised Ronaldo because he said to drink water rather than coke....



    I would have thought Piri Piri chicken would have been more appropriate for a Portuguese.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,770
    Like he needs more money by appearing on adverts?!
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    edited 15 September
    pinno said:

    Like he needs more money by appearing on adverts?!

    Click here if you dare - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5551431/The-31-sponsorship-deals-Cristiano-Ronaldo-worlds-highest-paid-athlete.html

    Who'd have guessed Egyptian Steel for example?
    PS - Read the comments regarding Flamini! 😱😱😱
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,770
    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    Like he needs more money by appearing on adverts?!

    Click here if you dare - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5551431/The-31-sponsorship-deals-Cristiano-Ronaldo-worlds-highest-paid-athlete.html

    Who'd have guessed Egyptian Steel for example?
    PS - Read the comments regarding Flamini! 😱😱😱
    Sorry Blakey - The Daily Heil doesn't like my had blocker and I don't like the Daily Heil.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    edited 16 September
    pinno said:

    pblakeney said:

    pinno said:

    Like he needs more money by appearing on adverts?!

    Click here if you dare - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5551431/The-31-sponsorship-deals-Cristiano-Ronaldo-worlds-highest-paid-athlete.html

    Who'd have guessed Egyptian Steel for example?
    PS - Read the comments regarding Flamini! 😱😱😱
    Sorry Blakey - The Daily Heil doesn't like my had blocker and I don't like the Daily Heil.
    Fair enough. Needless to say that he collects money from a load of sources.
    Oh, and Flamini is allegedly worth 15 billion on there. Google comes up with €30 billion.
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  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,969
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-58558802

    A cyclist was punched in the head after a disagreement with a motorist over an overtaking manoeuvre.

    Adrian Short, from the Swindon Wheelers group, was hurt in the incident in August near Swindon.

    His wife, Mandi, fell in front of the car and said she feared she was going to be seriously injured.

    The motorist was given a caution.


    How does this just result in a caution?
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    pangolin said:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-58558802

    A cyclist was punched in the head after a disagreement with a motorist over an overtaking manoeuvre.

    Adrian Short, from the Swindon Wheelers group, was hurt in the incident in August near Swindon.

    His wife, Mandi, fell in front of the car and said she feared she was going to be seriously injured.

    The motorist was given a caution.


    How does this just result in a caution?
    Maybe he wasn't wearing a helmet. In fact, I'm surprised there isn't something in the article to imply it was all the fault of the cyclists. I'm sure the below the line comments will rectify the omission.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,843
    In the video the cyclist grabs the wing mirror to prop himself up and speak to the driver. I suppose the driver could say he thought he was going to attacked so got in early.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    Pross said:

    pangolin said:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-58558802

    A cyclist was punched in the head after a disagreement with a motorist over an overtaking manoeuvre.

    Adrian Short, from the Swindon Wheelers group, was hurt in the incident in August near Swindon.

    His wife, Mandi, fell in front of the car and said she feared she was going to be seriously injured.

    The motorist was given a caution.


    How does this just result in a caution?
    Maybe he wasn't wearing a helmet. In fact, I'm surprised there isn't something in the article to imply it was all the fault of the cyclists. I'm sure the below the line comments will rectify the omission.
    The cyclist was holding onto the door mirror. Not a good idea.
    Look like a bad situation made worse.
    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.
  • pblakeney said:

    Pross said:

    pangolin said:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-58558802

    A cyclist was punched in the head after a disagreement with a motorist over an overtaking manoeuvre.

    Adrian Short, from the Swindon Wheelers group, was hurt in the incident in August near Swindon.

    His wife, Mandi, fell in front of the car and said she feared she was going to be seriously injured.

    The motorist was given a caution.


    How does this just result in a caution?
    Maybe he wasn't wearing a helmet. In fact, I'm surprised there isn't something in the article to imply it was all the fault of the cyclists. I'm sure the below the line comments will rectify the omission.
    The cyclist was holding onto the door mirror. Not a good idea.
    Look like a bad situation made worse.
    I don't think the driver was exactly looking to drive away and let bygones be bygones.

  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819

    pblakeney said:

    Pross said:

    pangolin said:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-58558802

    A cyclist was punched in the head after a disagreement with a motorist over an overtaking manoeuvre.

    Adrian Short, from the Swindon Wheelers group, was hurt in the incident in August near Swindon.

    His wife, Mandi, fell in front of the car and said she feared she was going to be seriously injured.

    The motorist was given a caution.


    How does this just result in a caution?
    Maybe he wasn't wearing a helmet. In fact, I'm surprised there isn't something in the article to imply it was all the fault of the cyclists. I'm sure the below the line comments will rectify the omission.
    The cyclist was holding onto the door mirror. Not a good idea.
    Look like a bad situation made worse.
    I don't think the driver was exactly looking to drive away and let bygones be bygones.
    As I said, a bad situation made worse.
    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.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,381 Lives Here
    edited 16 September
    Ah the old boys will be boys treatment when it comes to sentencing things that happen on the road
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,969
    Just found out actor Terrence Howard published a paper on how 1x1=2, and 1x1=1 is a conspiracy planted 6000 years ago by aliens to limit our civilisation.

    Well worth a read. Often such papers are behind a paywall, luckily he chose to use Twitter.

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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Those censored cyclists weren't riding in single file.

    How does the driver get away with rear ending the guy with the camera because he was too busy punching another cyclist?
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,447
    I suspect that it will eventually get referred to the PCC.
  • elbowloh said:

    Those censored cyclists weren't riding in single file.

    How does the driver get away with rear ending the guy with the camera because he was too busy punching another cyclist?

    How is he supposed to pay attention to the road in front when he's punching someone in the head, your honour?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,978
    edited 17 September
    pangolin said:

    Just found out actor Terrence Howard published a paper on how 1x1=2, and 1x1=1 is a conspiracy planted 6000 years ago by aliens to limit our civilisation.

    Well worth a read. Often such papers are behind a paywall, luckily he chose to use Twitter.

    I was in the top set in maths, at GCSE and so I had the pleasure of being treated to all sorts of pure maths proofs for 1hr lessons at a time. One day, our teacher “proved” to us that 1 = 2.

    I’d have been much happier learning the practical applications of maths rather than being subjected to that, but alas my shitty school still thought it was a grammar attended by royalty and dignitaries (that history was well behind it).

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  • pangolin said:

    Just found out actor Terrence Howard published a paper on how 1x1=2, and 1x1=1 is a conspiracy planted 6000 years ago by aliens to limit our civilisation.

    Well worth a read. Often such papers are behind a paywall, luckily he chose to use Twitter.

    It's quite something to write that much, and for part of your reasoning to be 1 + (1 x 1) = 3 because of laws.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072

    pangolin said:

    Just found out actor Terrence Howard published a paper on how 1x1=2, and 1x1=1 is a conspiracy planted 6000 years ago by aliens to limit our civilisation.

    Well worth a read. Often such papers are behind a paywall, luckily he chose to use Twitter.

    It's quite something to write that much, and for part of your reasoning to be 1 + (1 x 1) = 3 because of laws.
    I assumed it was a witty maths joke and was thoroughly disappointed.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072
    Ben6899 said:

    pangolin said:

    Just found out actor Terrence Howard published a paper on how 1x1=2, and 1x1=1 is a conspiracy planted 6000 years ago by aliens to limit our civilisation.

    Well worth a read. Often such papers are behind a paywall, luckily he chose to use Twitter.

    I was in the top set in maths, at GCSE and so I had the pleasure of being treated to all sorts of pure maths proofs for 1hr lessons at a time. One day, our teacher “proved” to us that 1 = 2.

    I’d have been much happier learning the practical applications of maths rather than being subjected to that, but alas my shitty school still thought it was a grammar attended by royalty and dignitaries (that history was well behind it).

    The entire point of pure maths is the opposite of this. It is about ensuring that everything can be proved robustly, so more typical examples are proving things that are completely obvious e.g. that there are no integers between 0 and 1.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,978

    Ben6899 said:

    pangolin said:

    Just found out actor Terrence Howard published a paper on how 1x1=2, and 1x1=1 is a conspiracy planted 6000 years ago by aliens to limit our civilisation.

    Well worth a read. Often such papers are behind a paywall, luckily he chose to use Twitter.

    I was in the top set in maths, at GCSE and so I had the pleasure of being treated to all sorts of pure maths proofs for 1hr lessons at a time. One day, our teacher “proved” to us that 1 = 2.

    I’d have been much happier learning the practical applications of maths rather than being subjected to that, but alas my shitty school still thought it was a grammar attended by royalty and dignitaries (that history was well behind it).

    The entire point of pure maths is the opposite of this. It is about ensuring that everything can be proved robustly, so more typical examples are proving things that are completely obvious e.g. that there are no integers between 0 and 1.
    Oh I agree wholeheartedly. He was batshit.

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,672 Lives Here
    Ben6899 said:

    pangolin said:

    Just found out actor Terrence Howard published a paper on how 1x1=2, and 1x1=1 is a conspiracy planted 6000 years ago by aliens to limit our civilisation.

    Well worth a read. Often such papers are behind a paywall, luckily he chose to use Twitter.

    I was in the top set in maths, at GCSE and so I had the pleasure of being treated to all sorts of pure maths proofs for 1hr lessons at a time. One day, our teacher “proved” to us that 1 = 2.

    I’d have been much happier learning the practical applications of maths rather than being subjected to that, but alas my shitty school still thought it was a grammar attended by royalty and dignitaries (that history was well behind it).

    I got kicked out of the top set at A level for laughing in the teacher's face when he was shouting at me. It wasn't my fault, he'd always had a beard through all the years I'd been at the school. He was shouting at me for being late whilst being clean shaven. The rest of the class were behind him rubbing their chins, they made me do it.
    I never liked pure maths.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    Weird one today out on the bike. Rolling along on a major but quiet road before a right turn. I slowed down to pace my turn after the oncoming 2 cars and signalled. The first car came to a standstill and waved me across. Nice gesture but wtf?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,982
    Belgian driver?
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