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  1. Album of the year

    Interested in hearing what people would consider to be the best album of 2021, and yes I do insist on one album as opposed to a list! I'm saying 'As Days Get Dark' by Arab Strap. Very rarely does a band reunite and put out their best album but it's an absolute corker.

    Started by Northernhibee, 08-12-2021 06:29 PM
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    18-12-2021, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Shades pub

    There is a poster on the Facebook I Love Edinburgh page trying to find Alec and Susie Gibb from Shades pub. My, admittedly patchy memory thinks Shades was connected to Erich Schaedler, and, can anyone help?

    Started by AltheHibby, 04-12-2021 10:46 PM
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    18-12-2021, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  3. Crisp sandwich, yes or no?

    White bread buttered with choice of decent chips. Surely there won't be many no answers....

    Started by HH81, 08-12-2021 05:11 PM
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    18-12-2021, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  4. Your dream menu

    Inspired/stolen from the wonderful Off Menu podcast, thought I'd start a thread with one on here. Water - still or sparkling? Poppadoms or bread? Starter? Main course?

    Started by Northernhibee, 14-12-2021 01:03 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    16-12-2021, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  5. A sad day

    Sad to see the passing of Mike Nesmith, Steve Bronski and Mensi today. As a big fan of the angelic upstarts the latter saddens me most. A band who released some absolute classic singles and a few brilliant albums. Hard to count how many times I'd seen them live. https://youtu.be/owrVQebWCtc

    Started by degenerated, 10-12-2021 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    11-12-2021, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  6. Chess

    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...

    Started by hibsbollah, 04-05-2020 08:11 AM
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    05-12-2021, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Can dogs see different colours?

    Is it possible to train a dog to growl, bark and generally get angry when it sees maroon. Not asking for a friend.

    Started by Hibbyradge, 28-11-2021 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-12-2021, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  8. The new Matrix movie.

    I've been looking forward to this for years. Loved all 3 original movies but fear i am going to dissapointed if the short trailers are anything to go by. It looks like its just a reboot of the first film. Gutted

    Started by sleeping giant, 26-11-2021 03:11 PM
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    29-11-2021, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  9. You know you're getting older when.......

    You plan more sprouts than spuds for the Sunday roast.

    Started by Hibrandenburg, 07-02-2021 02:53 PM
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    16-11-2021, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  10. Funny Comedy Sketches

    I thought I'd start a thread for our favourite short comedy sketches, new or old, that bring a smile to your face. I'm gonna get the ball rolling with one that might bring more of a grimace to your face than a smile, but anyway.... The origin of the sound of the Bee Gees

    Started by Keith_M, 08-10-2021 06:05 PM
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    13-11-2021, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Techno music thread

    I was wondering if there was any old techno music fans amongst us. I spent a huge part of the 90s in clubs and all nighters like rezerection. If so give us some of your favourite tunes. Iíll start. https://youtu.be/fxym7aNqVYU not my favourite song, but one I just remembered.

    Started by lord bunberry, 17-01-2018 05:08 PM
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    12-11-2021, 01:56 AM Go to last post
  12. E10 Petrol

    Anybody noticed a bigger drop in fuel consumption than the 1 or 2% that has been mentioned? I've just used my second tank and have averaged 3.6% less mpg than my previous. Same routine journeys as before.

    Started by Killiehibbie, 01-09-2021 03:19 PM
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    10-11-2021, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  13. President Biden in Edinburgh

    Where will he be staying in Edinburgh, do we think ? I have a spare room if he wants it. Can't imagine the security problems this will bring to be honest.

    Started by pollution, 23-10-2021 01:25 PM
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    26-10-2021, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  14. All electric house - heating issues :-(

    I moved house this week, the house I've moved to is all electric. I had trouble getting the heating to come on but that was resolved by changing the batteries in the timer thingy. Thing is I/we can't find out how to get the hot water working. We have a Fusion boiler, a danfoss thermostat...

    Started by Jack, 15-10-2021 07:12 AM
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    19-10-2021, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  15. Last Album You Bought

    Plenty threads on new music and what people are listening to now, but what was the last album (old or new) that everyone bought. The last one I bought was a first press of the Small Faces self titled second album on Immediate records. Bizarrely it appeared in a search for punk vinyl on eBay and...

    Started by degenerated, 20-09-2021 08:55 AM
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    14-10-2021, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  16. What's the daftest thing you ever did as a child

    I was reminiscing with my brother about things we remember from when we were really young and the strangest was, when were 3 and 5 y/o respectively, sitting in my Gran's back garden and having a Snail Race. We had cousins visiting from Chicago, who I think would have been 4 and 6 y/o, and the...

    Started by Keith_M, 29-09-2021 11:20 AM
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    12-10-2021, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  17. Songs that blow your mind

    Weíve got a few musical threads on this forum, but wanted to get your input on songs that, whether it was the first time you ever heard them or still to this day left you thinking ďwow!Ē so not necessarily brilliant songs, but stunning ones. (Reason for this thread, and why it sprung to mind is...

    Started by matty_f, 12-02-2021 09:21 AM
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    09-10-2021, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  18. vouchercodes

    For once a voucher has saved me money. Just got 30% of a new pair of trainers with an Adidas voucher from vouchercodes. Ordered and delivered free in 3 days. Chuffed!!

    Started by c31, 08-10-2021 11:21 AM
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    08-10-2021, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  19. Least funny UK comedians

    In no particular order... Miranda Hart James Corden Mrs ****ing Brown Jack Whitehall Michael McIntyre David Walliams John Bishop Stan Boardman

    Started by Bangkok Hibby, 02-10-2021 11:18 AM
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    07-10-2021, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  20. Windows 11

    Anyone installed it yet? I'd normally wait until the early teething problems are out the way before switching something like this, but I have an old but still very decent laptop that I no longer use that I'm going to update to see what it's like. Anyone else?

    Started by Peevemor, 05-10-2021 09:16 PM
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    07-10-2021, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  21. Too Good To Go app

    Been using this a reasonable amount recently; if you're not aware it's an app where supermarkets, grocers, coffee shops and restaurants sell off the stuff they'd throw out at the end of the day and you can buy a bag of it for anything from £2-£4 on average. Sometimes you get a really good bag,...

    Started by Northernhibee, 08-03-2021 09:51 PM
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    06-10-2021, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  22. Many Saints of Newark (Sopranos prequel)

    Has anyone seen this yet? Watched it tonight and enjoyed it but not sure why. I donít think itís what I expected.

    Started by Danderhall Hibs, 01-10-2021 10:13 PM
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    04-10-2021, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  23. Best Band frontman

    Had a discussion with a mate about this.we couldn't decide between Freddie Mercury or Jim Morrison. Any others you'd pick ?

    Started by ArnoldGrove, 16-08-2021 07:04 PM
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    02-10-2021, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  24. Pension question

    Apologies if not correct forum but a wee question I hope someone more clued up than myself can answer Im due a 5 figure lump sum around January from a pension from a previous employment. Does anyone know what percentage of tax I will get chopped from that ? Just want to prepare myself as I...

    Started by Bridge hibs, 29-09-2021 08:45 PM
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    01-10-2021, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  25. Stovies

    Moving on from mince & tatties, another Scottish Culinary delight to harden your arteries is Stovies. I've not got a go to recipe for stovies and have used various different ones that I found on-line, unfortunately none of them have lived up to my expectations. How do you cook stovies?

    Started by Hibrandenburg, 19-09-2021 09:23 AM
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    29-09-2021, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  26. 1970s music

    I absolutely love music from the 70s some absolute classics came from that decade, but the thing I love the most about that decade is the way they didnít care that the lyrics didnít always fit with the soundtrack, they just made it fit by shortening or elongating the lyrics to suit the soundtrack....

    Started by lord bunberry, 17-09-2021 11:44 PM
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    28-09-2021, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  27. Mince & Tatties

    Worth a thread of its own and probably more of a national dish than the actual national dish and everybody probably cooks theirs differently. How do you cook yours?

    Started by Hibrandenburg, 18-09-2021 12:26 PM
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    19-09-2021, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  28. York - recommendations please

    As the title saysÖ Wifeís going to York with a few pals at the start of October and is looking for recommendations on decent places for a meal, also drinks/cocktails. Has already booked something called Pairings I believe for the Friday. Will be staying in Piccadilly but not sure how big York...

    Started by Rattler, 10-09-2021 07:07 PM
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    18-09-2021, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  29. Death of iconic celebrities

    Was talking to my dad earlier tonight and the subject somehow turned to memories of unexpected and shocking deaths of celebrities we each remember. Being born in the late 1970s, the only death I can think of which was truly shocking at the time was Princess Diana in 1997. I vividly remember it...

    Started by Hibernia&Alba, 09-09-2021 01:16 AM
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    11-09-2021, 11:06 PM Go to last post
  30. Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud dies of breast cancer

    Aged 39, tragic news for her family and friends.

    Started by HUTCHYHIBBY, 05-09-2021 02:32 PM
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    08-09-2021, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  31. Utterly useless facts and information

    I love useless facts and information, let's hear everyone's. I will start with a couple Antartica is the biggest desert in the world The day on Venus is longer than the year.

    Started by lord bunberry, 16-09-2016 04:16 PM
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    07-09-2021, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  32. Favourite Scottish band / artist

    For a daft country wee have produced some great signers/bands AWB Gallagher & Lyle Gerry Raffety Big country Part of AC/DC and many others and of course The Proclaimers . Any others

    Started by WoreTheGreen, 06-08-2021 06:05 PM
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    06-09-2021, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  33. Macallan

    Polished off my last glass of Macallan 12 year old Whisky last night, any recommendations as to what to replace it with?

    Started by Lancs Harp, 29-08-2021 06:46 PM
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    05-09-2021, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  34. Any ABBA fans on here

    Big announcement from them at 5.45pm tonight😀 https://youtube.com/c/OfficialABBA

    Started by Billy Whizz, 02-09-2021 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-09-2021, 12:05 AM Go to last post
  35. RIP Charlie Watts

    Away to play his drumkit in the sky. A true rock legend.

    Started by Hibernia&Alba, 24-08-2021 04:38 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    25-08-2021, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  36. The Prodigy

    As a techno junkie I always viewed them as a bit charty for my liking but they really werenít. They never sold out and they always stuck to their beliefs, I remember them walking off stage at rezerection because the sound was ****. From songs like Charlie and out of space to breathe and smack my...

    Started by lord bunberry, 13-08-2021 10:36 PM
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    22-08-2021, 04:27 AM Go to last post
  37. Oddball behaviour/ OCD

    What are the oddball or OCD things that you just canít help yourself from doing. For reasons I canít explain I have to have any thing with a digital gauge reading an even number whether itís the volume on the radio/tv or the temperature or even the speed on cruise control when Iím driving. If...

    Started by Alfiembra, 11-08-2021 11:02 AM
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    21-08-2021, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  38. Bob Dylan

    Excellent on the live stream on Sunday night ( veeps ).

    Started by Key West, 19-07-2021 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    14-08-2021, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  39. Bowie

    The absolute king of music. No one will ever better what he did. Legend.

    Started by lord bunberry, 16-04-2021 11:15 PM
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    14-08-2021, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  40. Trainers

    can anyone touch Adidas :wink: Your faves? Ive got a wee collection 9 [pairs at the mo, seven are Adidas!!

    Started by Lancs Harp, 01-08-2021 05:55 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,379
    08-08-2021, 08:40 PM Go to last post

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