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Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 11:45
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Posted By mike1948
Surely a celeb is never really off-duty, although...

Surely a celeb is never really off-duty, although there are situations where they should not be troubled.

It is like a policeman who has to respond if they see a crime taking place when they are...
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 08:43
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Views: 2,594,117
Posted By mike1948
It's the public who give celebs their opulent...

It's the public who give celebs their opulent lifestyles by buying their records, watching their TV shows or movies. Many stars realise that but others do not. They think they can enjoy the benefits...
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 08:29
Replies: 55
Views: 4,269
Posted By mike1948
It may not be that long but what he has raised is...

It may not be that long but what he has raised is far more than many others in that time.

Cowell may not be to everyone's taste but his success is indisputable. You only have to consider how many...
Forum: Showbiz 30-12-2010, 19:30
Replies: 55
Views: 4,269
Posted By mike1948
The knighthood will be for services to showbiz...

The knighthood will be for services to showbiz and for charity work. He would be far from alone in receiving the honour for either.

Look how successful his shows have been in the US. American Idol...
Forum: Showbiz 30-12-2010, 18:42
Replies: 55
Views: 4,269
Posted By mike1948
I hope he gets one. What some people seem to...

I hope he gets one.

What some people seem to confuse is his public (ie X Factor and BGT) personna with his private side. His showbiz side is an act.

Those who have met him in the street speak...
Forum: Showbiz 30-12-2010, 18:09
Replies: 4,845
Views: 2,594,117
Posted By mike1948
Some so-called celebs seem to think that just...

Some so-called celebs seem to think that just because they have appeared on TV they are superior to other people.

A post on either this thread or another told about a very minor TV personality who...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 30-12-2010, 15:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By mike1948
I have been a subscriber for 30 years. It's a...

I have been a subscriber for 30 years. It's a great mag.

Lord Gnome has even been known to send me a tenner occasionally for misprints I have sent him from the national media.
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 19:43
Replies: 41
Views: 2,418
Posted By mike1948
Forget TV and listen to the 6pm news on Radio 4...

Forget TV and listen to the 6pm news on Radio 4 for half an hour of real news. TV news is governed by the supposed need to have pictures for every item.
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By mike1948
If your boiler is relatively new this may...

If your boiler is relatively new this may help...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/27/condensing-boilers-freeze-uk?INTCMP=SRCH
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 08:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By mike1948
Take them back to a supermarket if they are...

Take them back to a supermarket if they are unopened and buy something else.
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 19:00
Replies: 75
Views: 6,719
Posted By mike1948
Your girlfriend will find out one day that you...

Your girlfriend will find out one day that you are married with two kids. Come clean and tell her now. If you divorce, you will have to pay maintenance to your ex and for the children. Unless you are...
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 18:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By mike1948
GPs don't like syringing because it can cause a...

GPs don't like syringing because it can cause a perforated eardrum. They prefer that the blockage clears itself with the aid of drops.
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 17:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By mike1948
I had a blocked eustachian tube and the trouble...

I had a blocked eustachian tube and the trouble persisted for more than a month before finally clearing itself. There is not much that GPs can do for you if that is the cause. Time is the healer.

If...
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 13:43
Replies: 38
Views: 1,897
Posted By mike1948
I would buy a mains powered drill for several...

I would buy a mains powered drill for several reasons:

I assume that you will only be using the drill occasionally. Batteries lose their charge over time, requiring you to charge it before you can...
Forum: General Discussion 26-12-2010, 15:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By mike1948
It's like multi-packs of Mars Bars and other...

It's like multi-packs of Mars Bars and other sweets and biscuits. You think you are saving money but all you are doing is eating more. Unless you have very good self-control, I bet a multi-pack will...
Forum: General Discussion 25-12-2010, 10:06
Replies: 97
Views: 5,616
Posted By mike1948
I am too. Have no close relatives, so spending...

I am too. Have no close relatives, so spending the day alone watching TV and online. Have a Tesco curry for lunch. I am not really bothered about Christmas because I think it is an excuse for excess.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-12-2010, 09:54
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By mike1948
No programme can last forever. TV has to keep on...

No programme can last forever. TV has to keep on finding new material to interest the viewers. Only a very few progs last more than a couple of years, eg Corrie, EastEnders, etc.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-12-2010, 09:09
Replies: 30
Views: 2,743
Posted By mike1948
I guess that Paxman is winding down for...

I guess that Paxman is winding down for retirement. On his 1m a year, plus that of his Mrs (she's an ITV exec), money cannot be a problem.
Forum: Politics 23-12-2010, 10:07
Replies: 79
Views: 3,078
Posted By mike1948
I thought it was Teresa May who brought the...

I thought it was Teresa May who brought the "Nasty Party'' nickname to public prominence in a speech.
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 19:08
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By mike1948
I would not recommend a SLR for a first-timer. I...

I would not recommend a SLR for a first-timer. I have a SLR but take far more photographs with a tiny Olympus Tough which is about the size of a packet of 20 cigarettes. These range in price from...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 18:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,291
Posted By mike1948
As others have said, you should ignore her and...

As others have said, you should ignore her and not return to work until you feel you are well enough. Harrassing staff who are off sick is par for the course these days, on the assumption that...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 13:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,921
Posted By mike1948
The cold water in my bathroom (house built 1986)...

The cold water in my bathroom (house built 1986) comes direct from the mains, not from the tank in the loft. You can easily tell - turn the mains tap off where it comes in to the property. If there...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2010, 22:14
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By mike1948
The NIMBYs are at work again over the new railway...

The NIMBYs are at work again over the new railway line. Yet they are happy to fly off on holiday and cause noise to others. They are using all the old arguments to fight it.
Forum: Advice 19-12-2010, 15:41
Replies: 40
Views: 8,433
Posted By mike1948
I had one years ago and it was burnt out under...

I had one years ago and it was burnt out under local anaesthetic in the hospital out-patients dept.
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2010, 13:51
Replies: 111
Views: 3,744
Posted By mike1948
Winter tyres are available but not many motorists...

Winter tyres are available but not many motorists want to spend 600 or so on a set - remember you also need new wheels as well as tyres. Also, if people live in a flat with no garage where do they...
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