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Posted on: Aug 2 2007, 12:26 PM


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QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Jul 20 2007, 11:08 AM) *
Is it possible to forget that song? Underground, overground and all that...

Or did you mean their breakaway pop hit 'Remember You're A Womble'? They've got albums, dammit! Whole albums!!!

On the note of unforgettable theme tunes, doesn't Roobarb & Custard rank as the finest opening theme ever?


I meant remember you're a womble; They played that at one of my school discos when it was out, it's forever embedded in my mind biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Jul 13 2007, 04:07 PM


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I've been listening to the breeders
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Posted on: Jul 13 2007, 03:38 PM


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Has anyone mentioned The Wombles? If not then i will. Does anyone remember their song?
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Posted on: Jul 13 2007, 03:11 PM


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*Applauds* Belated congratulations and good luck with everything else smile.gif
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Posted on: Jun 25 2007, 07:55 PM


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QUOTE (Faerieryn @ Jun 19 2007, 08:44 PM) *
That and many more. does anyone remember Oakie Doke?


I do, I used to love it tongue.gif
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Posted on: Jun 25 2007, 07:27 PM


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QUOTE (Izzy @ Jun 25 2007, 01:47 AM) *
I kinda had this idea about washing 30 cars a day for $7 each and have about 7k at the end of the summer and buying this really awesomely beautiful guitar that is absolutely perfect. Turned out, that's not possible.

Been having pretty nice weekends at the beach though, so the summers not a complete waste this year.


Lucky, it's raining here and has been for ages, i can't remember the last bout of good weather
At this rate the summer will be a waste for me sad.gif
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Posted on: Jun 14 2007, 02:39 PM


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QUOTE (Daria @ Jun 13 2007, 04:44 PM) *
QUOTE (Witless @ Jun 13 2007, 03:22 PM) *

Hah, I find it funny that the indian side of my family all are obsessed with being pale (well.. the girls are anyhow). They use skin bleach to try and look more pale and stuff. It's funny to see them have completely the opposite obsession as hardcore tanners. I don't know if it can be considered an innate thing we like since more people in the world want to look pale than want to look tanned if you take, china, africa and india's population into the numbers (Those are the three countries where being pale is considered attractive (yes even in africa)).

Could it be a case of the grass always being greener, do you think?


I don't think it is a case of grass being greener. In Africa and India at some stage in the countries history caucasians have sort of taken over the country, in some cases enslaved the people, who happened to have darker skin. Then the white population thrived and became a raging success. Where as Blacks or Indians had very few options, therefore being paler would be better.

There are examples of how having pale skin made peoples lives easier, e.g. the slave trade, slaves with paler skin worked in the house and those with darker skin had to work the fields. Some say this is because the mixed race slaves were the illegitimate children of slave owners and therefore were treated better, but the fact still remains they had paler skin and had easier lives.

During the Apartheid if you were classified as "coloured", you could try and get reclassified as white and because your skin would be paler you have a better chance of being reclassified than black person, therefore being pale would pay off...

Then even now if you look at Black women who are uber successful celebrities like Beyonce, they too have pale skin or a more western appearance, therefore blacks equate success with having a lighter complexion, and because one generation feels that way it gets passed down the generations.

I don't understand the fake tan phenomenon, it seems a bit silly, the celebrites that have launched this new fashion only did it to hide stretch marks etc. It seems silly to me that people would rather walk around orange or worse streaky instead of just having their normal pale complexion
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Posted on: Jun 14 2007, 01:50 PM


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Medical needs - err no, apparently she refuses to eat or drink because she's worried someone would be sad enough to photograph her on the toilet... Why does she care? people have seen her having sex, there have been pictures published where she's gone out with no underwear, she's done all manner of things, it's ridiculous.

And then she comes out with this whole routine saying that she's not going to act dumb anymore because it's no longer funny and that she wants to help sick kids... Ploy to get sentence reduced or maybe something to put in an autobiography? i think so
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Posted on: Jun 14 2007, 01:35 PM


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I couldn't find anything better at the time, and i did think the aurora borealis was cool
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Posted on: Jun 14 2007, 01:22 PM


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QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Jun 14 2007, 11:42 AM) *
Byker Grove (or, to give it its full name, Oooh Byker Byker Byker Byker Grooooove) was great, but only during the Spuggie days. Not that I particularly liked her character - it's just that her departure seemed to signal a jumping of the shark.

PJ getting shot in the face with a paintball was one of the finest moments in telly history. Top agony. And remember that weird cult?

Byker grove was genius, that paintball scene was epic, and i do remember the cult, that was weird... Anyone remember Jeff's funeral aka the brief return of PJ and Duncan?

Other shows i used to watch: Grange hill, Ivor the engine
Aquilla, X-men
the moomins, Teenage mutant ninja turtles
the snorks The magic roundabout
Crystal maze madeliene
Tin Tin The clangers
The flumps The Big Brekfast
The muppets Daria
and i have to mention the film Flash Gordon - that was great
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Posted on: Jun 14 2007, 01:04 PM


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QUOTE (Daria @ Jun 13 2007, 10:02 AM) *
Italian police have arrested a Russian "ninja" who had been spreading fear across farmlands in the north of the country.

I love the news.


Any so called ninja that gets caught deserves to be arrested... I mean what happened to the good old days when a classroom full of ninjas looked like and empty room? huh.gif Shocking, Truly shocking tongue.gif
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Posted on: Jun 2 2007, 01:06 PM


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QUOTE (Daria @ Jun 2 2007, 01:42 AM) *
Quantum Leap, Mork And Mindy and most definitely my video of "family favourites" The Family Ness, Bertha, Pigeon Street, and Bagpuss.
Also Postman Pat, Garfield and Friends, Thunderbirds, Sesame Street, The Crystal Maze, Star Trek, Transformers, and as many Steve Martin films as you could shake a stick at.


I used to love Crystal Maze and Star trek, they were amazing, especially crystal maze...
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Posted on: Jun 1 2007, 06:25 PM


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This topic has given my friends and i at least an hour of conversation... So we'll see how it pans out

*Realises this should be in Media, Beats self mercilessly with yesterdays newspaper*
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Posted on: May 31 2007, 01:22 PM


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QUOTE (Snugglebum the Destroyer @ May 30 2007, 10:56 PM) *
My opinion, in this in particular, is black and white.

She is a human and she committed a crime. She should be punished accordingly. Celebrities choose to do what they do and they must accept the consequences of their actions accordingly. Her choice of profession makes her high risk. Don't want to get shanked in a prison shower? DON'T DO THE GOD DAMN CRIME!

I've spent 27 years of my life NOT committing crimes (mostly). It's really not that hard.


Well said
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Posted on: May 30 2007, 11:49 AM


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They shouldn't be segregated, if their lives are hell when in prison, they won't want to go back again, because then they'll know non one is going to save them. When celebs realise this they'll be less inclined to commit crime, they will become better role models and everyone wins...

Anywho, doesn't it cost taxpayers more money to segregate people and stuff?
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Posted on: May 24 2007, 08:34 PM


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I'll have a rum and coke and then a large white wine and then a job if there's one going, because it's a celebration

I'll have a rum and coke and then a large white wine and then a job if there's one going, because it's a celebration
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Posted on: May 24 2007, 08:17 PM


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WOO!! biggrin.gif , Study leave today, a whole day earlier than expected... Now all i have to do is exams sad.gif

But on the plus side NO SCHOOL!!! biggrin.gif - i can't smile wide enough
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Posted on: May 14 2007, 07:51 PM


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My Daemon was a raccoon named Photion
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Posted on: May 14 2007, 07:45 PM


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QUOTE (snoo @ May 14 2007, 07:57 PM) *
Campsites are generally few and far between in city centres, besides which it would involve lots of lugging camping gear around and seeing as the majority of people would be traveling by train, and camp sites aren't generally that near to train stations... am I jibbering?
Anyway, not to completely dismiss the idea (because I love camping, maybe we could do a camp meet? It would be cheaper than a camp meet, involve lots of sitting around drinking and playing silly games etc. Those of us who can drive could help ferry people from a local station to the camp site... blah blah blah, you get my point. I'm still not entirely with it.


Good point, sorry. It was one of those ideas that sounds genius up until you say it out loud...
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Posted on: May 14 2007, 06:41 PM


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some people seem slightly concerned about accomodation, how about you hold it on a Saturday and find a place to camp? that way all you do is split the cost of a camp site and it won't be that much...
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Posted on: May 11 2007, 08:39 PM


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Forget everyone else, you won't always be surrounded by them... Everyone's idea of beauty is different. There will always be people that think you're ugly BUT that also means that there will always be an equal amount of people who think you're pretty. Take Wayne Rooney, a lot of people call him ugly but he has Coleen obviously she doesn't think he's that hideous.

As long as you're happy with you that's all that matters and if you're happy with you, other people will be too.
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Posted on: May 11 2007, 08:33 PM


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QUOTE (all_da_haywire_n_havok @ Feb 12 2007, 06:56 PM) *
PRISON BREAK!!!-Can't get enough of this show! Just ask the people who missed me as I locked myself in my room after getting season 1 for xmas!

I like Prison Break too, But to my annoyance, i keep missing it mad.gif

Anywho has anyone seen Spiderman 3 and is it any good?
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Posted on: May 11 2007, 06:58 PM


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Call me crazy, but as terrible as slavery was i think the aftermath was the worse bit that did most damage. After it was 'abolished', that gave the black community hope, and then with wars like the civil war and the world wars they were more accepted than ever, because they were needed; but as soon as all that was over very few people wanted to know.

No one really wanted to educate black people, or employ them and pay a decent wage, they were still viewed as inferior and some people still feel that way today. I think a lot of people forgot that you can't just abolish something like that and be done with it. You have to change people's attitudes, which is near impossible.

I suppose to some extent the bit about consumerism is true - but not just of the black community. When you get removed from your home and culture you have to try and fit in to survive, and that wasn't made easy. Society is all about what people have, it's based on consumerism and material things and that's not due to one race, the whole world is like that and splashing the cash is how you fit in.

And the bit about working as a team... Black people can do it just as well as any other race, the problem is there isn't a good strong leader, every team needs a leader and role models. Most black role models are sports personalities and musicians - there's nothing wrong with that, but there aren't very many Black academics who reach the mainstream and can become role models. Whenever there is a strong black leader they get killed e.g. Martin Luther King, Steve Biko and Malcolm X

It's all nice and well to criticise a group of people for their behaviour saying that they're selfish, ignorant and greedy but if that's what you think and that's all you ever expect, that's all you're likely to get. The fact is alot of people think this about the black community and people are judged on race; a lot of the black community set out to dispell these myths, but a large percentage were discouraged; the sad truth is that it's easier to be accepted within a predominantly white society if you fit the stereotype.

if you're in an ethnic minority then you have to be more competent than everyone else to succeed - it was definitely true of past decades and to some extent is still true now. It's not fair and that's what discourages people. In the end all people want regardless of ethnicity is to be accepted and some will do whatever they have to even if it supports a negative stereotype.
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Posted on: May 5 2007, 08:48 PM


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i don't think it should be legalised, if the couple have children, then child might be disabled in some way because of the incest and even if it wasn't, if it went to school and people found out, it would definitely get bullied...
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Posted on: May 5 2007, 04:42 PM


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