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by andymackem
17 Oct 2005, 13:06
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's a dirty job ....
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

It's a dirty job ....

... but I'd feel bad if I didn't share this intriguing opening (ahem) with you.

Link is work safe (unless your systems people would get stroppy about you looking at recruitment sites).

http://www.grapevinejobs.com/index.asp? ... ob_id=9978
by andymackem
17 Oct 2005, 11:26
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Flu
Replies: 33
Views: 8216

The risk isn't that big indeed, just heard/read it's highly unlikely for a H5-type virus to mutate into a human virus. All flu virusses over the last decades (could be even century, not really sure) have been H1-type virusses... Your bottomline is correct, but I think nothing wrong with informing/p...
by andymackem
17 Oct 2005, 11:10
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Flu
Replies: 33
Views: 8216

The vaccine isn't 'limited', it can't exist until we know what we need to vaccinate against. At the moment there is no virus present in birds which can be transmitted from human to human. Until that happens there can be no vaccination. There can also be no human epidemic. Which bits of Europe do you...
by andymackem
17 Oct 2005, 09:44
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Flu
Replies: 33
Views: 8216

So this vicious killer infection has so far claimed the lives of half the 120 people who have contracted it. That's 60 people. In SE Asia, a famously sparsely populated area where practically nobody actually lives :roll: All of these non-existent people live far from any livestock as well when you t...
by andymackem
07 Oct 2005, 11:03
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help stop war!
Replies: 17
Views: 2619

RicheyJames wrote:i don't understand. why would i want to stop war? there is little enough worth watching on the idiot box as it is and the yanks' too infrequent firework displays are a televisual highlight of any year.
Stale bait, sir. You'll barely get a bite with that, I fear. :P :lol:
by andymackem
06 Oct 2005, 20:43
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help stop war!
Replies: 17
Views: 2619

So how many of you have put down Heartland on the 'Where did you hear about us?' option? Poor Quiffy will be getting a visit from some sinister men within the week. :lol: I was hoping for some NATO furry dice for my amoured car but they must have sold out. What's wrong with a sticker saying 'My othe...
by andymackem
06 Oct 2005, 17:04
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nick Cave goes to the theatre
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Sweetheart, there is a vacancy in my diary that you're always welcome to fill. But I'd hate to steal you from the rest of your family. I'd feel responsible, and that's never comfortable for me.
by andymackem
06 Oct 2005, 15:15
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nick Cave goes to the theatre
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Nick Cave goes to the theatre

MadameButterfly wrote:
andymackem wrote: I think I might put in an appearance at this one.
Need to take a date?
:oops:

These things can happen. It might supply the comedy one-liners timsinister was yearning for.
by andymackem
06 Oct 2005, 14:23
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Slight Case of Overeating
Replies: 65
Views: 10310

timsinister wrote:Image

Bring it on!
I'm sure I saw her in a club in Southend the other week. She turned me down, obviously.
by andymackem
06 Oct 2005, 12:53
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nick Cave goes to the theatre
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Nick Cave goes to the theatre

... at the young Vic, with a bunch of Icelanders.

http://youngvic.e-flyers.org.uk/woyzeck/

I think I might put in an appearance at this one.
by andymackem
05 Oct 2005, 11:21
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anyone heard the new fields album?
Replies: 57
Views: 15459

It's not all that bad, to be fair to it. Haven't listened to it for a while; quite enjoyed the remixes of Trees Come Down and Darkcell.
by andymackem
05 Oct 2005, 10:12
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anyone heard the new fields album?
Replies: 57
Views: 15459

That's because the Nephs don't recognise it as an album. The band released a statement after it appeared distancing themselves from it and urging 'real fans' not to buy second rate material. Is there any possibility that any of the lables TSOM have fallen out with might have a collection of off-cuts...
by andymackem
04 Oct 2005, 23:23
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Germany calling
Replies: 40
Views: 7511

Ich bin hier alein.
by andymackem
04 Oct 2005, 15:26
Forum: General Chat
Topic: if you were a tory...
Replies: 71
Views: 12517

Thatcher moistens my crotch. I p*ss myself with fear that she might return :lol:
by andymackem
04 Oct 2005, 15:23
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most overrated albums in the world
Replies: 92
Views: 9597

Nirvana - can I interest anyone in Cold-Blooded Animal - China's leading out-there rock whiners par excellence? They're not quite as bad as they sound, possibly because they sing in Chinese and I can't be bothered to read the translated lyrics. Silver Ash are more fun though, in a wholly artificial ...
by andymackem
04 Oct 2005, 13:45
Forum: General Chat
Topic: if you were a tory...
Replies: 71
Views: 12517

Does it actually matter anymore? The gap between left and right has all but disappeared, and the choice of leaders is little more than a beauty contest for ugly suits. could it not be argued that with so little difference between the parties the choice of leader is actually more important. surely y...
by andymackem
04 Oct 2005, 13:26
Forum: General Chat
Topic: if you were a tory...
Replies: 71
Views: 12517

genuine question: do family allegiances like this still matter to people? obviously it has an influence but does it lessen with time? is it (as it seems to me to be) a much stronger factor on "the left" (for want of a better term)? is it a class thing? does class still matter in british politics? I...
by andymackem
04 Oct 2005, 13:22
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most overrated albums in the world
Replies: 92
Views: 9597

Quiff Boy wrote:the utah saints unplugged, anyone? :lol:
I saw that episode of Mary Whitehouse Experience.

Altogether now: 'That's you, that is.'
by andymackem
04 Oct 2005, 13:19
Forum: General Chat
Topic: if you were a tory...
Replies: 71
Views: 12517

Does it actually matter anymore? The gap between left and right has all but disappeared, and the choice of leaders is little more than a beauty contest for ugly suits.

Welcome to the world of concensus politics.
by andymackem
02 Oct 2005, 22:24
Forum: General Chat
Topic: more Bali bombings
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

@ BoF - would it sicken you less if it had been somewhere you'd never been? @ Ruffers - we've always been used to attacks in foreign countries. There's not a great deal to say about the deaths of people a long way away without any particular connection to us. Unfortunately in an age where no news st...
by andymackem
01 Oct 2005, 00:56
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side'
Replies: 59
Views: 8167

And, back to the original point, an interesting snippet from Scandinavia where perhaps historically countries haven't been as secular as we can get after all .....

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local ... 125276.ece
by andymackem
30 Sep 2005, 13:32
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side'
Replies: 59
Views: 8167

@ markfiend - wow! I doff my cap. I don't think I've ever seen anyone concede anything on an internet forum, under any circumstances. I feel slightly embarrassed now :oops: :lol: On the religious hatred law I share your concerns for freedom of speech, but remind you that there is no statute actually...
by andymackem
29 Sep 2005, 22:00
Forum: General Chat
Topic: *Resurrecting* Glasgow Griffin pre Editors
Replies: 39
Views: 4830

Ah, The Griffin.

/Gets nostalgic/
by andymackem
29 Sep 2005, 17:32
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side'
Replies: 59
Views: 8167

what is a faith school? CoE schools, Catholic schools, Muslim schools, Jewish schools, Sikh schools. Thanks for that. I'll try to avoid asking questions with literal answers. What practical difference does it make to the education they provide. Last time I checked, an act of worship was required by...
by andymackem
29 Sep 2005, 10:58
Forum: General Chat
Topic: speeding
Replies: 53
Views: 7799

Surely a driver should stay in the inside lane at all times, except when overtaking a slower vehicle while remaining within the speed limits. I seem to recall that in my highway code, anyway. To argue that you're always changing lane is a red herring - lane discipline and speed are only tangentally...