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rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,931 Lives Here
A place to get your unpopular opinions off your chest.

I would suggest not taking any too seriously as, y'know, they're gonna be unpopular.


Anyway, I'll start.
  • Pubs are a bit sh!t, and bars are actually much better.

  • Cake is vastly inferior to pastry.
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 3,768
    This thread could get feisty. Perhaps we should clarify that the unpopular opinions should at least be legal.
  • coopster_the_1stcoopster_the_1st Posts: 3,707
    edited 3 July
    Leaving the EU.

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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 3,768
    I've got a brilliant one.

    Cycling on TV is boring.

    It really is.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,851
    Trump, he's great!

    Boris, a great leader and a brilliant mind

    Covid 19, the roads and air quality are much better.

    I'd still shag Liz Truss

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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,658

    A place to get your unpopular opinions off your chest.

    I would suggest not taking any too seriously as, y'know, they're gonna be unpopular.


    Anyway, I'll start.

    • Pubs are a bit sh!t, and bars are actually much better.

    • Cake is vastly inferior to pastry.
    You could have just posted links to the other threads in here where you post stuff ;)
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,931 Lives Here

    This thread could get feisty. Perhaps we should clarify that the unpopular opinions should at least be legal.

    And not all that serious...!
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,388
    The "Z Vetements" jersey was utter gash.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,808
    edited 3 July
    Nothing new here: coffee should be banned, umbrellas strictly regulated, national jerseys only in the relevant country (pro race view) and table service is inconvenient and a sign a pub is nearing its end
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,660
    "Your opinion is important to me."
    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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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,931 Lives Here
    Ben6899 said:

    The "Z Vetements" jersey was utter gash.

    Reasoning? :)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,931 Lives Here

    Nothing new here: coffee should be banned, umbrellas strictly regulated, national jerseys only in the relevant country (pro race view) and table service is inconvenient and a sign a pub is nearing its end

    Talk me through the problem with coffee.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,808

    Nothing new here: coffee should be banned, umbrellas strictly regulated, national jerseys only in the relevant country (pro race view) and table service is inconvenient and a sign a pub is nearing its end

    Talk me through the problem with coffee.
    You mean why it should be banned as opposed to me just electing not to drink it?
    1. Other people seem to get lots of enjoyment from it which isn't available to me (yes, petty)
    2. It contaminates things e.g. you buy what you think is a tasty chocolate cake only to discover it is completely inedible, because someone added coffee.
    3. It dramatically reduces the alternative drinks available because the menus are full of coffee variants

    There's probably more
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,931 Lives Here
    Both!
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,388

    Ben6899 said:

    The "Z Vetements" jersey was utter gash.

    Reasoning? :)
    It looks like a kid designed it. There are many pro jerseys that haven't had anyone with a design qualification anywhere near them. But that's the worst.

    See AG2R or Radioshack-Leopard for how it should be done.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,660
    Ben6899 said:

    Ben6899 said:

    The "Z Vetements" jersey was utter gash.

    Reasoning? :)
    It looks like a kid designed it.
    There could be a good reason for that. 😉
    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.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,808
    French food is inferior to a lot of other countries: Portugal, Italy, Vietnam, Korea, and many more.
  • joe2019joe2019 Posts: 505
    Ben6899 said:

    The "Z Vetements" jersey was utter gash.



  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 759

    Nothing new here: coffee should be banned, umbrellas strictly regulated, national jerseys only in the relevant country (pro race view) and table service is inconvenient and a sign a pub is nearing its end

    Talk me through the problem with coffee.
    Ha! - I read that like you were offering to listen to the problem while having a coffee.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,931 Lives Here

    French food is inferior to a lot of other countries: Portugal, Italy, Vietnam, Korea, and many more.

    YES, THIS IS THE KIND OF CONTENT I WAS HOPING FOR.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 10,481
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,483 Lives Here

    Nothing new here: coffee should be banned, umbrellas strictly regulated, national jerseys only in the relevant country (pro race view) and table service is inconvenient and a sign a pub is nearing its end

    Talk me through the problem with coffee.
    You mean why it should be banned as opposed to me just electing not to drink it?
    1. Other people seem to get lots of enjoyment from it which isn't available to me (yes, petty)
    2. It contaminates things e.g. you buy what you think is a tasty chocolate cake only to discover it is completely inedible, because someone added coffee.
    3. It dramatically reduces the alternative drinks available because the menus are full of coffee variants

    There's probably more
    I like coffee, but I agree with you on points 2 and 3. I like coffee not coffee flavoured things.
    I very much agree with you about umbrellas and French food.
    Table service in pubs is about to become more common of course, not sure how long it will last.
  • diplodicusdiplodicus Posts: 551

    French food is inferior to a lot of other countries: Portugal, Italy, Vietnam, Korea, and many more.

    YES, THIS IS THE KIND OF CONTENT I WAS HOPING FOR.
    Not sure that opinion will prove too unpopular though,
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,931 Lives Here

    French food is inferior to a lot of other countries: Portugal, Italy, Vietnam, Korea, and many more.

    V surprised you put Portugal in there. Was deeply unimpressed when I was there.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,056
    I love Portugal, but I would not say a reason to visit is its food.

    But I do like a good translated menu.


    and then the next thing you know
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,733

    Nothing new here: coffee should be banned, umbrellas strictly regulated, national jerseys only in the relevant country (pro race view) and table service is inconvenient and a sign a pub is nearing its end

    Talk me through the problem with coffee.
    You mean why it should be banned as opposed to me just electing not to drink it?
    1. Other people seem to get lots of enjoyment from it which isn't available to me (yes, petty)
    2. It contaminates things e.g. you buy what you think is a tasty chocolate cake only to discover it is completely inedible, because someone added coffee.
    3. It dramatically reduces the alternative drinks available because the menus are full of coffee variants

    There's probably more
    I like coffee, but I agree with you on points 2 and 3. I like coffee not coffee flavoured things.
    I very much agree with you about umbrellas and French food.
    Table service in pubs is about to become more common of course, not sure how long it will last.
    I think we should move away from the idea that you "have to like coffee" leading to all the nonsense available at CostBucks. If you don't like a cappucino for breakfast, then espresso or flat whites after that, that's fine, have something else.

    If you "coffee" requires a further descriptor (vanilla, extra hot, frapa-, mocha-, pumpkin-) then you don't like coffee. Have something else, it's ok!
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 10,481

    I love Portugal, but I would not say a reason to visit is its food.

    But I do like a good translated menu.


    In Peru you could order Black Jungle Cake

    more commonly known as Black Forest Gateau
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,430
    edited 3 July
    Weddings, the full day long ones with ceremony, reception and evening disco...rarely worth it. I have total respect for couples who eschew this nonsense for a very small low key event.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 3,768

    Weddings, the full day long ones with ceremony, reception and evening disco...rarely worth it. I have total respect for couples who eschew this nonsense for a very small low key event.

    I did exactly this, and then had a stonking honeymoon.

    I can't have any sympathy for people who dress up like a penguin and a lampshade (respectively), spend a healthy deposit for a house on a single day then complain about the price of housing.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,109

    Weddings, the full day long ones with ceremony, reception and evening disco...rarely worth it. I have total respect for couples who eschew this nonsense for a very small low key event.

    Certainly with you on that.
    Some years back mentioned to Mrs and Miss BM that instead of paying for a big do, it would make more sense if we just gave her a cheque to help set up the marital home.

    Certainly an unpopular opinion in our house, as I soon was made aware.
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