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Forum: The Apprentice Today, 20:48
Replies: 605
Views: 16,175
Posted By Shrike
Sellin' whats Smellin'

Sellin' whats Smellin'
Forum: TV Shows: Reality Today, 20:43
Replies: 6,355
Views: 507,407
Posted By Shrike
Yes I noticed that earlier today - most odd for...

Yes I noticed that earlier today - most odd for the size of the place! (Thanks to Ken Tun for pointing out how big it actually is!)
I did check on tripadviser and the feedback on the breakfasts is...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality Today, 20:38
Replies: 6,355
Views: 507,407
Posted By Shrike
No I haven't - sounds good but I very rarely have...

No I haven't - sounds good but I very rarely have reason to venture over that way. Maybe I will now if I'm at a loose end;-)
Forum: Advice Today, 14:55
Replies: 33
Views: 1,375
Posted By Shrike
Quite common in the software industry - its...

Quite common in the software industry - its happened to me a couple of times. Saves the employer worrying that I might leave something nasty in the code.
However if you don't get offered that then...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality Today, 14:07
Replies: 6,355
Views: 507,407
Posted By Shrike
The spoiler for todays show did include a clip of...

The spoiler for todays show did include a clip of a very opulent breakfast, and the mum/daughter pair accusing Jo of putting it on specially. Maybe a Bacon Menu does feature - along with a choice of...
Forum: The Apprentice Today, 10:51
Replies: 27
Views: 1,974
Posted By Shrike
Well, you wouldn't see them if they're covered...

Well, you wouldn't see them if they're covered over:D

I think the problem with the jackets' panels was they were so obviously tacked on - I was surprised at how cack-handed the result was - the...
Forum: Pets Yesterday, 19:37
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Shrike
Yes, my vet mentioned Iams being responsible for...

Yes, my vet mentioned Iams being responsible for many fat cats she sees when I first got my cat as she was a little underweight and off her food. Luckily she started eating soon after so I've never...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality Yesterday, 19:35
Replies: 6,355
Views: 507,407
Posted By Shrike
Can't see how the other contestants can mark...

Can't see how the other contestants can mark todays breakfast when it hasn't been prepared by the people who would do so normally? Silly of todays hosts to agree to that.
And taking out the shower...
Forum: Food and Drink Yesterday, 16:44
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By Shrike
You can eat the skin. The ones I've had in the...

You can eat the skin.
The ones I've had in the UK have been quite subtle in taste - I suspect they are picked a bit early so they can survive the journey over. Do try them abroad if you can as they...
Forum: Food and Drink Yesterday, 14:49
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By Shrike
Figs are fertilized by a tiny wasp, called...

Figs are fertilized by a tiny wasp, called (rather predictably!) a fig wasp. The female burrows into the young fig fruit, lays eggs and dies. The eggs hatch, develop into wasps, mate and the males...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:32
Replies: 53
Views: 2,038
Posted By Shrike
:D Actually Folkestone is considerably better...

:D
Actually Folkestone is considerably better than it was 25 years ago when I first started visiting - the high speed link to London has done wonders for re-generation.
Of course that also means many...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:11
Replies: 53
Views: 2,038
Posted By Shrike
Apart from the idiots from Clacton council, I...

Apart from the idiots from Clacton council, I find it hard to believe anyone will complain to the police that Banksy has just deposited a mural worth tens of thousands on their wall:D

I saw the one...
Forum: The Apprentice Yesterday, 14:04
Replies: 895
Views: 37,802
Posted By Shrike
According to Stephen Fry on QI the other week...

According to Stephen Fry on QI the other week there actually are penguin colonies in the arctic as people have brought them as pets and they've escaped/been released into the wild.
Forum: The Apprentice Yesterday, 14:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By Shrike
I've heard Saira being introduced as a "muslim...

I've heard Saira being introduced as a "muslim business woman" on R4's "Any questions?" so I suppose she's muslim when it gets her a radio gig;-)
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 13:52
Replies: 678
Views: 52,819
Posted By Shrike
Frankie didn't use samples as they wouldn't have...

Frankie didn't use samples as they wouldn't have got clearance, rather they got Patrick Allen to re-record the bits they wanted, plus some extras like "Mine is they last voice you will ever hear - do...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:56
Replies: 64
Views: 3,161
Posted By Shrike
Keiō has it right - she just says outragousness...

Keiō has it right - she just says outragousness to boost her profile for a while then moves on to the next.
Notice that she was going to sell tickets for her birth, but then backed out. Now she's...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:10
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By Shrike
Anybody can write a cookbook - no qualifications...

Anybody can write a cookbook - no qualifications needed. How you get to be a telly cook is another matter but its more to do with luck and or connections than any formal qualifications - like many...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:56
Replies: 61
Views: 1,746
Posted By Shrike
The birds weren't killed though - "When the pie...

The birds weren't killed though - "When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing"

In medieval and early modern times banquets were more about spectacle than actual food and it was quite common...
Forum: The Apprentice Yesterday, 09:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By Shrike
I think she's said she cares for her dad and also...

I think she's said she cares for her dad and also has three children. However she's certainly not the first apprentice with family commitments so I'd be surprised if they had made an exception for...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality 20-10-2014, 23:55
Replies: 6,355
Views: 507,407
Posted By Shrike
Not to my knowledge:) Thinking about it I prefer...

Not to my knowledge:)
Thinking about it I prefer streaky if its grilled (and I like it very crispy) but if fried I'd prefer back. Smoked for preference too.
Hmm - so thats four combos just there -...
Forum: The Apprentice 20-10-2014, 23:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Shrike
Most men could easily - I certainly could and...

Most men could easily - I certainly could and scoff some breakfast too:D
But most male apprentices are as highly coiffered and groomed as the females.
Forum: General Discussion 20-10-2014, 17:18
Replies: 108
Views: 3,735
Posted By Shrike
Two of my sisters can drive, but haven't for...

Two of my sisters can drive, but haven't for years - one of them not for about 30 years, the other 15. I think both were put off by near misses. My third sister does drive and is quite happy to -...
Forum: Food and Drink 20-10-2014, 16:54
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By Shrike
I loved the fresh figs off the tree I had in...

I loved the fresh figs off the tree I had in Turkey -better than the ones you now get over here (though I do quite like those). Of course it could be down to individual taste - especially as figs...
Forum: The Apprentice 20-10-2014, 16:46
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Shrike
I can't recall who it was, but at least one of...

I can't recall who it was, but at least one of the previous contestants confirmed that they get as long as they need to get ready. Clearly with the amount of grooming both the male & females do...
Forum: The Apprentice 20-10-2014, 14:36
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Shrike
Ahh - the lovely Miriam! Sigh. My first...

Ahh - the lovely Miriam! Sigh. My first apprentice crush!;-)

She was from a hotel background so likely was used to early rises.
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