Things that piss you off Page 1804

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Chappers

  • Monday 22nd March 2021, 8:56pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Teddy Paddalack @ 22nd March 2021, 8:16 PM

Why do all Elvis impersonators only cover his later years? Why are there no clean cut young Elvis impersonators? Could it be that Elvis is in fact seen as a god send to fat middle aged men who have sunglasses and no sense of shame?

Better ask SS why.

I do remember a Father Ted episode where the three ages of Elvis were represented though.

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Firkin

  • Monday 22nd March 2021, 10:53pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: Teddy Paddalack @ 22nd March 2021, 8:16 PM

Why do all Elvis impersonators only cover his later years? ...

Midlife crisis ?
They've become too fat to strip to get equity membership ?
He was too good looking when he was younger ?
I really don't think I should have to justify myself to you Teddy !

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 5:41am
  • England
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Quote: Chappers @ 22nd March 2021, 8:56 PM

I do remember a Father Ted episode where the three ages of Elvis were represented though.

Yes, and I've seen plenty of impersonators covering all stages of his life.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 7:48am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,749 posts

The expression 'no punching down.' Usually from comediennes who've just ripped the shit out of men.

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Teddy Paddalack

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 8:57am
  • Everton, England
  • 3,339 posts

Taskmaster gets on my nerves its like Jackass for middle class middle aged tits. We mocked the Japanese for stuff like this in the 70's .

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Firkin

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 11:12am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Middle class Jackass sounds good:
How many flax and chia seeds can you get on a Waitrose bagle ?
How many olives can you fit up your Corgi's arse ?

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 11:56am
  • Eternal City, Italy
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Elvis was pissed off when I accused him of misforming past participles. He said, I'm all shook up.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 3:36pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Teddy Paddalack @ 23rd March 2021, 8:57 AM

Taskmaster gets on my nerves its like Jackass for middle class middle aged tits. We mocked the Japanese for stuff like this in the 70's .

I don't bother watching it but Endurance (that Japanese show Clive James couldn't believe) is more like I'm a Celebrity.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 5:37pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,956 posts

The way people insist on pronouncing it Amerz-ON.

It's bloody Amazern.

I know because I'm right.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 25th March 2021, 7:39pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,956 posts

Can somebody teach everyone who appears on TV and radio how to pronounce "TH" properly?

Also the letter "G" at the end of several English words such Running, Talking, Playing etc. is supposed to be pronounced. It's not a silent "G".

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 30th March 2021, 6:01pm
  • England
  • 30,146 posts
Quote: EllieS @ 30th March 2021, 1:59 PM

Anything from that 'My London' website or magazine or whatever it is. Privileged Gen Z-ers reviewing classic comedy 20, 30, 40 years too late and telling us they hated it or writing an audio description of it as if no one has ever watched it before. If I knew these people in person, I'd probably make the effort of making a very elaborate, realistic - but unmistakably sarcastic - certificate on Word and printing it out for them, gold stars and all. Or just the classic slow clap. No offence to any Gen Z-ers on here, or indeed if any of you work for that publication, but... C'mon.

You should have posted a link, I'm intrigued enough to read one now.

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 31st March 2021, 5:43am
  • England
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Quote: EllieS @ 30th March 2021, 7:26 PM

Today's gem: https://www.mylondon.news/news/news-opinion/i-watched-fawlty-towers-first-20274490

The guy's comment underneath says it all.

The one where someone is talking about why the American Office is better than the British one (you know, the original), which they've deigned to watch for the first time ever is equally sanctimonious and vapid.

:D Fair enough! It did look like it took all of three minutes to write. Although I'm impressed Gen Zedders have even heard of Fawlty Towers or The Office since an awful lot of the ones I know have never heard of either.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 3rd April 2021, 8:55am
  • Eternal City, Italy
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I hate Americanisms. I've avoided them since I was in dypers.

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DaButt

  • Sunday 4th April 2021, 12:48am
  • The Lone Star State, United States
  • 14,018 posts

When social media websites send emails to remind me of my brother's birthday. He died in 2016. :(

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Sunday 4th April 2021, 2:13pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 4,112 posts

My mother in law was a waaf in ww2 and an active member of the rafa institution all her life.
Despite being told several times, they still send her annual reports and begging letters.
She died 20 years ago