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Is anyone on here good at chess? And how do you get better?
I used to play with my grandad when I was a kid, I used to think he was a sort of Bonnyrigg grand master at it. When I beat him I celebrated like David Gray in 2016. Unfortunately as i got older, and proper chess players were handing...
Not seen a thread like this for a while, so what gigs are people going to in the near future?
I am just starting this as I suddenly have a load of gigs to go to that have only materialised over the last 6 weeks or so :greengrin
Tomorrow - The Bootleg Beatles, Wellington
Nov 10 - Coldplay,...
Right now we are getting into the dark nights what's the best tv series to watch right now ?.. I'm already on Leftovers but your only getting 1 episode a week..Im looking to power through a box set or 2 in a week :greengrin
Cannae watch Game of thrones as i powered through series 1-3 whilst...
Seen this on a few forums, usually a laugh, apologies if it's already been done on here.
Post the first word that comes into your head after reading the previous post.
I'll start it off.
18 months since Pet Peeves III.
The fitba' season's over so here's PP-IV prescribed as a wee bit therapy for us moaners until the new season starts.
I hate when temporary roadwork signs are left up when they are not...
This is a game I got from another forum.
I start by saying something
say:What is life
And then the next poster makes an acroynym out of last word of my sentence in response
say:Life is for elephants (but hopefully better:greengrin)
At the request of Alfiembra, here's the Driving Pet Peeve thread for frustrated motorists.
So, to kick it off.......
When you are just about to get into your car in a car park some Dumbo decides to draw in tight alongside your driver's door despite there being empty spaces everywhere around....
Lately the only type of movie's I want to watch are the old classic's , I've watched " The Guns of Navarone" and " Rio Bravo " both I've watched many times before but still enjoy them from time to time. Which got me wondering what old classic movies do you all enjoy going back too ?
Any other online scrabble players here? If so, what are the most obscure words that you know? My favourite has to be EUOUAES, also spelled EVOVAES, and equally valid in the SOWPODS dictionary. A great way to get rid of vowels as well.
Many people will be looking to book their holidays around now.
Bit fun to list where is best. Are we a group of staycationed? Do we go to Benidorm?
List top three places.
Italy (any part)
France Camp Sites when kids were young
Las Vegas - leave brain at airport.
We donít do package...
As a counter to the 'Things that are true' thread, I thought it might be interesting to have one about commonly believed myths.
George W. Bush never said the problem with the French is they have no word for entrepreneur.
That story was entirely false and was made up by Shirley Williams,...
always had a soft spot for, I guess what you would call educational(?), jokes. Jokes to do with maths and the likes.
best two I've heard recently
My dad once told me i had a lot of potential, right before he pushed me off the balcony.
(not so much a joke, but I like it)
Does anyone else wince when they see something spelt wrongly and then spend the next minute or so arguing internally about whether to post a correction?
I've managed to resist doing so up till now although I did PM someone to point out a mistake they frequently made so as to avoid them any...
Feels like there's one every week, so thought it might be an idea to have the one thread 🤔
This week it's David Crosby. Eight miles high now.
I have resolved to watch more documentaries during lockdown, so I'm looking for some recommendations.
Watched the Console Wars (Nintendo v Sega) and Apollo 11 on Sky Documentaries over the last couple of days.
Amarone in George Street was the venue for my niece's graduation dinner. I wasn't overly impressed, then again I never really expected to be if I'm honest. Lows were;
Nine out of the ten mains being served together, the tenth person was told "we haven't forgot you,it's just not ready yet" It...
Apologies if already done . I decided not to post mine yet as I've to many and will need to narrow down my list abit 😉
Anyone recommend a company who does cavity wall insulation?
Legendary Edinburgh nightclub ATIK which featured in Trainspotting 2 announces sad closure (msn.com)
the memories of the Cavendish, Clouds etc :greengrin
Looking for some ideas having done 10 munroes looking for some decent hills to climb or good walks
Whatís ur favourites ?
Ben lomand is mines so far
Iíve never had one before. Can anyone tell me how quickly they get sent? I might be lucky and have missed it but I pulled into the buslane behind a bus that was waiting to turn right at Duddingston Crossroads. I couldnít see the camera till the bus moved and would have been in the lane by the...
Obviously personal taste and opinion determines what we consider to be best and worst so the only rule for this thread is that you must have sat through the entire film.
My 5 are, in no particular order;
40 Year Old Virgin
The Matrix Revolutions
Lisa Marie Presley death: Only child of Elvis Presley dead aged 54 after hospitalisation (msn.com)
only 54, i can just about remember her father dying
Whatís your top 5 films? In any order.
Cool Hand Luke
A Bridge Too Far
Planes Trains & Automobiles
I admit this is a bit of a moany post and folks will probably think ďget a lifeĒ but I donít suppose anyone attempted to sit through the utter guff on the BBC this evening?
As a 32 year old, my experience of New Year TV isnít vast, but I remember it always being a highlight and even if I was...
I have six tickets for Proclaimers at Leith Links on The Saturday. Looking to swap for Sunday tickets if anyone has Sunday tickets and prefers Saturday please PM to arrange. Thanks
Looking at Netflix anyone watch this and what's it like?
I'm enjoying the Uber Eats ad with the black guy doing an inexplicable wee dance while he's waiting for his order to arrive.
His wife (I presume) looks up to watch him but gives absolutely no indication of what she's thinking. :hilarious
It makes me smile every time I see it and I actually...
I know this is a "how long is a piece of string" type question but how much money is a session and generally speaking how many sessions do you need? And does anyone have any recommendations?
Went to the docs back in Feb about a pain in the right side of the hip when I walk. If I walk 1-2 miles...
only 65, RIP Maxi Faithless singer Maxi Jazz dies aged 65 | Ents & Arts News | Sky News
loved a wee bitty trance music
Another year and another plate of absolute ***** served up at the in-laws. Absolute *****!
How do you break it to the wife that you simply can't stomach it every year?
Does anyone know of anywhere in Edinburgh that sells Brennans Bread? It's an Irish brand, similar to our plain bread (but appropriately shaped for a toaster!).
Discovered it in Dublin in the summer and would love to find some here.
Anyone haggled with DFS or Sofology for a new sofa? If so how much did you get off the sofa?
Just announced on The Specials socials. ***** news!
No, not that shower.
Help me with an argument. Why does one spit on the heart of midlothian at St Giles? I know what I know but a self-appointed expert thinks otherwise.
Iím logging into Apple Music on my windows laptop just now checking I can cast too the tv for the impending family karaoke championships and Iíve only got it playing previews for some reason Iíve done a Google search on it and the only 2 Ďfixesí Iíve come across donít work anyone any ideas?
I've gone a wee while without listening to much in the way of new music, but there's been a spate of album releases I've wanted to check out lately for one reason or another and I've been pleasantly surprised.
Babel - Mumford and Sons: Develops their sound from Sigh No More and really cements...
Any favourites ?
I see the EEN has announced Edinburghs top 10 with Scouse hibbys Spencers in 2nd plaice (😀) the usual St Andrews, Barracuda and Giovanis are in there, I think Milton Fry won a recent award but didnt make top 10
You may have seen this elsewhere, but please don't Google for the answer. (I often wonder why people cheat at stuff like this.)
I bought a cow for £800.
I sold it for £1000.
I bought it again for £1100.
I sold it again for £1300.
How much did I earn?
Anywhere near Newington you can get a flu jab ?
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