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  1. Great Day out Not the result i wanted but its been a fantastic season bring on 19/20
  2. Not a bad day today suns out decent weather. This time next week though (gfs6z) shows cold weather for anytime of year with temps in the day for next friday for many areas around 3-6 c in the wind could feel below 0c however still a long way to go to late for me starting to hope for much warmer conditions
  3. Wolves break there transfer record with the Deal to bring Jimenez on a permanent deal for 30 million he has been amazing this season for us to be honest cant believe we have spent that much when a few ago we were in league 1
  4. Strange game really Atmosphere was quite flat imo at the ground yesterday (compared to most of the season) main thing is no injuries going into the Semi Final Although UTD played better than a few weeks back they are still quite away from being a top class side as for us? another step towards 7th
  5. If he wishes to take the job i think Moyes would be a good shout. Seems to get the best out of ordinary players with his organisation skills. Might work out well
  6. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Having watched a programme last night on some strange cable channel it looked into the classic sitcoms of the 70s/80s and debated whether they would be allowed to air today ( if a new idea) in there full unedited glory. Having sampled 30 sitcoms from that period the conclussion was that 19 would have to be edited and 11 would not even make it to air. a sample of the 11 that would not be aired today were Love Thy Neighbour it aint half hot mom Till death us do part Mind Your Language Curry and Chips And a sketch by Spike milligan (the pakistan daleks) These were classed as either racist Xenophobic or Homophobic Is there still a place for comedy such as this or should this be placed in a bygone era?. An interesting point also is that a series a few months back a sit com called Citizen kahn ( a muslim living in birmingham who was played by a muslim man) received numerous of complaints and was forced to cancel the last series have we lost the ability to laugh at ourselves or is certain comedy no out of bounds?.
  7. weirpig

    snowflakes

    I always thought The punk movement was Liberal left wing Animal welfare orientated??
  8. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Used to love in sickness and in health. And beyond all of the folk who hate it and call it racist,sexist, xenophobic the show itself is dripping in irony, a Bigoted older man becoming acquainted with a gay black carer a Irish Son in law and a disabled wife, he himself being a working class man who supports the conservative party. just wonderful writing. the show itself is more lampooning Alf himself then anyone else
  9. weirpig

    snowflakes

    It is tricky but for me leave it as it is if you are offended then dont watch. There will always be people offended by something Look at the films like "the passion of the Christ, Last temptation of christ" Life of brian," even Apocalypse now was banned in South Korea. Strangely for its ANTI war stance Its history leave it and enjoy it for what it is In so many ways the world is more Liberal but in many others we seem to have become much more reserved Case in point from last year comedy sketch show was trying to be forced off the air because of the content regarding Corbyn. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/3151/corbyn_sketch_writer_against_censorship/
  10. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Actually they are not if you watch a few episodes mainly ones on UK Gold then quite a few of the episodes have either been cut or sounded out The majors conversation and the german episodes just a couple of examples
  11. weirpig

    In Memoriam

    yes however Stings instagram thingy or whatever you call it is a little of beam. Stating the mid 70s was one of the most influential periods everyone uniting against Thatchers britain. I didnt think she got into power till 79?.
  12. weirpig

    snowflakes

    To be fair 20-30 something would be hard pressed to create a comedy series like you mentioned. For balance Dads Army created in 68 by David Croft/Jim Perry both at the time were 45/46 years old Fawlty Towers written by John Cleese 36 years of age One foot in grave Renwick 40 years of age Only fools John sulliavn 36 years of age David croft ( are you being served) 50 years of age Porridge both 40 or close to it.
  13. weirpig

    snowflakes

    I cant disagree with most of that Generations in my opinion are made by the generation before This was quite a interesting quote on Generation x William Morrow (Generations) cited the childhood divorce of many Gen Xers as “one of the most decisive experiences influencing how Gen Xers will shape their own families”. Sometimes referred to as the “lost” generation, this was the first generation of “latchkey” kids, exposed to lots of daycare and divorce. Known as the generation with the lowest voting participation rate of any generation, Gen Xers were quoted by Newsweek as “the generation that dropped out without ever turning on the news or tuning in to the social issues around them So you can see our generation would over compensate for this maybe mother our children to much with that you get a less self reliant generation
  14. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Its silly really im from 1976 so classed as at the end of the Generation X my son is the end of Generation Z to be honest its just labels Ive said before for people my age life did seem simple. The internet has opened the world good or bad children these days havnt had time to develop skills coping mechs before they jump headlong into the crazy world of social media etc. Its no wonder more young people suffer more with anxiety issues there is nowhere to hide I didnt see a computer till i went to second school. Nowadays a smart phone is thrust into there hands at birth.
  15. weirpig

    snowflakes

    I believe the formal age is born after 82ish But for me i would put that closer to 1990 just before the dawn of the internet were information good or bad became more available.
  16. weirpig

    snowflakes

    I Must have done because at no point have i seen hoards of kids/teenagers strutting about looking like kim jong un. I just dont see it Lauren perhaps im wrong perhaps im still in a daze from 12 hour dance marathons perhaps im old But the sad irony is that whatever this generation is or is not like it is down to my generation that created it. We brought up the kids of today with Rubber donnies pampered them so i guess for all of the pros/cons this generation have its down to me and my fellow gen X
  17. weirpig

    snowflakes

    I agree most music is derived from others but what im trying to say is its the culture that goes with it. maybe its because time as moved on rapidly over the years you no longer switch on the TV and see shows such as the Word or even saturday morning kids programmes that push the music scene Fads regarding Music happened all the time years ago from bros fans wearing Bottle tops on their shoes to people nicking VW signs off the front of cars to pay homage to the Beastie Boys. People wearing dark clothes and dying their hair Black to look like Robert Smith I just dont see that anymore Maybe the early 90s was the last of that type maybe times move on but from my experience being part of a scene is something i can look back on with relish i just think kids now are missing out.
  18. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Of course its not just the type of music but its the culture and fashion that goes with it. Just look back through history From the teddy Boys to the Mods and Rockers to the punks The new Romantic era into the Rave scene Then Indy. all of those had mass following of the young millions of kids all dressed up in the fashion listened to the music it was a way of life. Then it just stopped I can look back at my Youth and know i was part of a scene not just just music wise but fashion and cultural fashion wise. Millions of Kids Raving (until it was banned) just like in the 60s and 70s. 80s
  19. weirpig

    snowflakes

    But Drill music is just derived from Hip Hop the only difference is a slightly different beat and lyrics that are concentrated more on violence. there really isnt much difference to what NWA and Public enemy were doing many years previous. Its like saying Trance Handbag and Jungle are new genres of music when infact they are just the offspring of Rave Music. I think what Mushy is getting at is that thereis or has been nothing in the past few decades that have brought a whole generation together a new sound that has influenced the young Infact the last time i think that happened was in the 90s with the birth of Brit Pop
  20. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Never did I think that Eurovision could bring an exciting take on a specific genre of music this year that may change it probably won't win but I've just heard the iceland entry it's dance techno gothic like music with a political dystopian message and some different and novel stage wear the late 80s in some guise could be back
  21. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Perhaps a good way of looking at things as highlighted in this piece. New and relevant music is till possible. ( if anyone is wondering what the ref to 88 is its the second summer of love) It is important to remember that 88 didn’t emerge out of nowhere -- it was, like punk, like the hippy movement, like dadaism or surrealism or the majority of cultural movements in the history of humankind -- an oppositional thing. A reaction. It stemmed from the drudgery of the tailend of Thatcher’s Britain and a desperate unconscious need to disconnect from reality, weekend after weekend. It offered a way of life, outside of conventionality. That way of life is still possible. Not, perhaps, in the way it was when the world was shaped like a mitsubishi and everyone held hands as Voodoo Ray became the national anthem. But things change, clubs change, and we need to change with them. The acceptance and openness of rave culture at its very best still exists; its just been forced to hide underground where it came from. At vogue balls and club music parties, in record shops and on catwalks, you’ll find, if you’re willing to look and listen hard enough. It nods to 88, but doesn’t swallow it whole. “Concentrate on the here and now,” Kitson says. “Referencing the past doesn't mean it has to be retro.” This summer, do yourself a favour. Do not perpetuate the myth that nothing has been good since Terry Farley was in short trousers and the Berlin Wall was still erect. Do not believe everything you hear about what happens when 200,000 people danced for days on end in fields. Look around you and take stock of what is happening here in the now.
  22. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Im sure there may other music, genres out there that isnt in the mass market but from a oldish man looking in there certainly dosent seem the variety there once was. Maybe thats due to most music being invented already and any music after is just another variation of the theme. Must admit as a young and a little bit wayward 14 year old ( 1990) the feeling of hearing Altern8 for the first time will stay with me forever Hopefully the kids of today still get that feeling when they hear Edd Sheeran
  23. Chris Powell Sacked as gaffer at Southend no surprise really his recent results have been shocking.
  24. weirpig

    snowflakes

    Not sure if this is classed as snowflakes however should a country really apologise for something done over 500 years ago. The mexicans think so. better get our apologies ready then. may take sometime. https://news.sky.com/story/mexican-president-asks-spain-and-pope-to-apologise-for-conquest-500-years-ago-11675497
  25. Nice little attempt and something wintry next week highs of around 5-7c maybe slightly colder with the chance of something white on high ground uppers probably some of the coldest we have seen all winter
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