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Toast

Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:54 PM

 

 perhaps they ought to be treating Betting advertising in the same way that they have with smoking and, to a lesser extent, drinking.

They wont tho.

 

 

Interesting point.  It's gone completely the other way.  Years ago I worked in betting shops, and they were compelled by law to be utterly cheerless.  TV wasn't allowed, all you had was the Extel "blower" which transmitted audio commentary and betting shows from the courses.  I remember we weren't even allowed to display posters for local events - by law!  Just the Sporting Life pinned on the walls.  Now they've got coffee machines, TV coverage of all events and god knows what else, making it quite the little home from home.


Windsor

Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:49 PM

I should point out that I am now no longer banned from any establishments in Fraserburgh.

 

After a 2 and a bit month campaign against the organisation in question (which used to employ me), they have climbed down and admitted that management acted unprofessionally in the way they treated me on the day. Furthermore they have graciously allowed me to enter their premises as a customer (Yas). This did not go as far as an apology, but it was good enough. 

 

In addition to this in a second reply the Chairman of the Board wrote to me explaining that he had understood the months since my forced dismissal had been 'difficult' for me, and went on to say he was sorry about the "continued actions of others".

 

The very next day I learned that the Trustee who was responsible for me losing my job, and the Trustee who pushed for me to banned from the building, resigned.

 

In short: I've beaten the fuckers.

I've beaten them so convincingly I should probably ask for my old job back...


Deathray

Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:27 PM

Money can be made from matched betting though it's pretty measly amounts.

En Passant

Posted 10 March 2015 - 07:37 PM

Don't get it either. You don't even have to know or do the maths, it only takes the thought "I wonder if they invested all this money in high street shops so they could give even more money away?". If you cannot answer that one you probably deserve to go broke.


Lord Fellatio Nelson

Posted 10 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

People talking about their football accumulator coupons. You'd have won £84 if Chesterfield had just held on for a draw would you? Fascinating.

 

The modern day equivalent of your mum saying "ah, if only that had been another £1,000,000 we'd have won a million pounds!" after she finishes scratching off her lottery tickets.

How strange, I was thinking that the other day.

Whats really getting up my hooter is the avalanche of Betting adverts.

If its not Ray Winston its a bunch of "lads" "avin a great larffff" while they spend their whole fucking wages on who they hope will win the 2.30 at Kempton.

Ok, I DONT get the fascination of gambling and, on the basis that bookmakers are not impoverished souls looking like vagrants and getting around by wanky old bikes, I don't see the point tbh.

Having said that, perhaps they ought to be treating Betting advertising in the same way that they have with smoking and, to a lesser extent, drinking.

They wont tho.


Youwanticewiththat

Posted 10 March 2015 - 06:09 PM

Facebook idiots.

An anon who shall remain nameless has been clogging my feed up highlight being two posts. The first saying they'll understand if anyone whose in a dodgy group there in wants to delete them and the second saying their gonna start looking for a job.

Just Facebook in its' entirety for me :)


Spade_Cooley

Posted 10 March 2015 - 05:07 PM

People talking about their football accumulator coupons. You'd have won £84 if Chesterfield had just held on for a draw would you? Fascinating.

 

The modern day equivalent of your mum saying "ah, if only that had been another £1,000,000 we'd have won a million pounds!" after she finishes scratching off her lottery tickets.


Deathray

Posted 10 March 2015 - 04:28 PM

Facebook idiots.

An anon who shall remain nameless has been clogging my feed up highlight being two posts. The first saying they'll understand if anyone whose in a dodgy group there in wants to delete them and the second saying their gonna start looking for a job.

Phantom

Posted 10 March 2015 - 04:20 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before I start I want to point out that I am not being Luddite about the whole remake of Thunderbirds. I frankly couldn't care less.

 

However there are some things you do need to get right LADY PENELOPE. She should be classy and aloof and be able to convey the impression with one look that she is out of your league, even if you are a billionaire athelete with a PhD and a Knighthood. She should NOT look like a pissed off secretary

Hey, you guys are the ones who have spent a whole century and more trying to make it illegal to be posh...... check yourself before you wreck your self maybe?

 

This is cultural not political. No-one wants to see Bertie Wooster wearing a back to front baseball cap. 

 

And on the day when ITV BBC3 Channel 4 Channel 5 Netflix HBO and BBC in a joint production make such a thing a reality, I'm sure if you and Phantom and the like show up outside their studio waving your arms and worriedly explaining "uhh no, uh I think you uh missed the point, uh it wasn't supposed to be a cultural thing, it was just supposed......." they will say "oh, right sorry!" and cease immediately or something..

 

 

I do not have a problem with people being posh. I realise that people can't help where they were born or how they were raised. What I don't like to see if privilage denying opportunity to people who may be more talented.

 

Lady Penelope was a bloody puppet the point I was trying to make is that she does not exist in the real world and should not be made to.

 

There again I imagine I am not the target audience and those that are will know no better.

 

I think the target audience is those that watched the original show and an attempt to bring it into the 21st century by using CGI. Personally I think the new format ruins it, much in the same way that they did with shows like Captain Pugwash.

 

There was new Captain Pugwash?

 

The Horror

 

It came out in the late 90s. While they still tried to keep the characters as they were, part of the appeal was the terrible animation.

http://www.toonhound.com/pugwash2.htm


Bibliogryphon

Posted 10 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Before I start I want to point out that I am not being Luddite about the whole remake of Thunderbirds. I frankly couldn't care less.

 

However there are some things you do need to get right LADY PENELOPE. She should be classy and aloof and be able to convey the impression with one look that she is out of your league, even if you are a billionaire athelete with a PhD and a Knighthood. She should NOT look like a pissed off secretary

Hey, you guys are the ones who have spent a whole century and more trying to make it illegal to be posh...... check yourself before you wreck your self maybe?

 

This is cultural not political. No-one wants to see Bertie Wooster wearing a back to front baseball cap. 

 

And on the day when ITV BBC3 Channel 4 Channel 5 Netflix HBO and BBC in a joint production make such a thing a reality, I'm sure if you and Phantom and the like show up outside their studio waving your arms and worriedly explaining "uhh no, uh I think you uh missed the point, uh it wasn't supposed to be a cultural thing, it was just supposed......." they will say "oh, right sorry!" and cease immediately or something..

 

 

I do not have a problem with people being posh. I realise that people can't help where they were born or how they were raised. What I don't like to see if privilage denying opportunity to people who may be more talented.

 

Lady Penelope was a bloody puppet the point I was trying to make is that she does not exist in the real world and should not be made to.

 

There again I imagine I am not the target audience and those that are will know no better.

 

I think the target audience is those that watched the original show and an attempt to bring it into the 21st century by using CGI. Personally I think the new format ruins it, much in the same way that they did with shows like Captain Pugwash.

 

There was new Captain Pugwash?

 

The Horror


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