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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,891
    edited May 2020
    In case anyone has missed the title, this is the C-19 antidote thread. There is another thread for miserable ****ers to vent in, a sort of negativity quarantine thread ;)
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,765


    We had this one?
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 3,852

    Stevo_666 said:

    I get the feeling Coopster hit the inner and outer bullseye with his WWII joke :)

    I was looking for "These bally Germans look quite a difficult opponent, I think we should just give up and let them win, so we can get back to life as normal."

    :smiley:
    Perspectives are funny.

    I’d have thought thinking you can hide in lockdown for as long as it takes the nasty virus to go away was the more defeatist approach.

    But my interest in more on the way the same analogy can be used to fit either perspective.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,765
    morstar said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    I get the feeling Coopster hit the inner and outer bullseye with his WWII joke :)

    I was looking for "These bally Germans look quite a difficult opponent, I think we should just give up and let them win, so we can get back to life as normal."

    :smiley:
    Perspectives are funny.

    I’d have thought thinking you can hide in lockdown for as long as it takes the nasty virus to go away was the more defeatist approach.

    But my interest in more on the way the same analogy can be used to fit either perspective.
    I think both hiding in lockdown forever and giving up and accepting the deaths are both defeatist. But that's for the other thread.

    Here's Morph in lockdown.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,891



    We had this one?

    Thats a new one, and quite true for a lot of people.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,895
    There's been a murder


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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,597

    There's been a murder


    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,895

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,597
    edited May 2020

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,116

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    If you want to upset the apple cart some more just query the amount of foreign Spitfire pilots.

    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,891

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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,833

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    Allow me to demonstrate my ignorance, so you can better understand things. I would have been fairly confident the spitfire was used in ww2. Couldn't have told you anything more. V1 is short for version 1 as far as I am concerned.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,597
    pblakeney said:

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    If you want to upset the apple cart some more just query the amount of foreign Spitfire pilots.

    But without them they would never have been able to manipulate the stats to claim they only took on poshos
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,597

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    Allow me to demonstrate my ignorance, so you can better understand things. I would have been fairly confident the spitfire was used in ww2. Couldn't have told you anything more. V1 is short for version 1 as far as I am concerned.
    Fair point but you don’t spend your life talking in war analogies. My point is that the UK Govt was actively preparing for the outbreak of war since the early 30’s. This included tenders to design and build a single engine interceptor fighter.
    The V1 was Hitler’s first missile that fell out of the sky over London. V is for vengeance.

    The joke does not work because the Spitfire is the embodiment of successful long-term planning and execution. It would have been a real side splitter if they had people moaning about the Govt’s lack of planning in the face of Hitler’s top secret invention.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,895

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    Allow me to demonstrate my ignorance, so you can better understand things. I would have been fairly confident the spitfire was used in ww2. Couldn't have told you anything more. V1 is short for version 1 as far as I am concerned.
    Not sure if you are trolling, but just in case.

    The V1 was a German flying bomb. Effectively the first cruise missile and arguably the grandfather of space flight. Kind of a big deal.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,833
    rjsterry said:

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    Allow me to demonstrate my ignorance, so you can better understand things. I would have been fairly confident the spitfire was used in ww2. Couldn't have told you anything more. V1 is short for version 1 as far as I am concerned.
    Not sure if you are trolling, but just in case.

    The V1 was a German flying bomb. Effectively the first cruise missile and arguably the grandfather of space flight. Kind of a big deal.
    I don't troll. I was just demonstrating that we all have different areas of knowledge and ignorance - a point that surrey commuter did get I think.

    I also think this is the sort of thing that virtually all babyboomers know and very few millenials do.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,895
    edited May 2020
    I'm definitely not a boomer but I think I'm too old to be a millennial. Either way, Ashcroft should stick to polling.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,489
    xxxx me, there's more of this sort of sh1te on this thread as well. Get a 'kin grip peeps.
  • Jeremy.89Jeremy.89 Posts: 457
    It's been a while since school, didn't we proceed with appeasement for so long in part due to not being ready for war?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,082

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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,597
    Jeremy.89 said:

    It's been a while since school, didn't we proceed with appeasement for so long in part due to not being ready for war?

    Yes
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,116

    pblakeney said:

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    If you want to upset the apple cart some more just query the amount of foreign Spitfire pilots.

    But without them they would never have been able to manipulate the stats to claim they only took on poshos
    Oh, and by the way. Hurricanes.
    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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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,895
    Joe Wicks is going to get an honour when this is over.

    My kids absolutely adore his PE session in the morning.

    I get that it's been great for the 'Joe Wicks' brand but fair play to the fella.

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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,765

    Joe Wicks is going to get an honour when this is over.

    My kids absolutely adore his PE session in the morning.

    I get that it's been great for the 'Joe Wicks' brand but fair play to the fella.

    Before all this, I was very much inclined to dislike him without knowing anything about him.

    But I tried a few of his recipes, and they are really good too. Hate it when I'm wrong.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,442
    Lack of taste is an indicator of Covid19...




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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,895
    Believe that a farther shore
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    Believe in miracles
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,597
    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    How can he be so ignorant of the fact that the British govt had been rearming for several years and that the Spitfire first flew in 1936. There was never a shortage of Spitfires at the start of the conflict.

    It's a joke
    If it was a good joke I would forgive it but it is a lame joke levered into ignorance.

    It should have used V1 instead of Spitfire
    If you want to upset the apple cart some more just query the amount of foreign Spitfire pilots.

    But without them they would never have been able to manipulate the stats to claim they only took on poshos
    Oh, and by the way. Hurricanes.
    ahh the mythical second plane that the illuminati claim did all the work, I bet you are one of those people who think man landed on the moon. I suppose they gave them the same engine so they all sounded the same
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