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Mad Dog & Glory

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About Mad Dog & Glory

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    Founder Member

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  • Biography
    I am Bill when he's not administrating
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    Expressing opinions
  • How did you hear about this site?
    Bill told me

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    http://www.bookgrouponline.com
  1. Movie chain

    My ears are burning.
  2. I've read the first few pages, then got waylaid by Book Group choices. I hope to return to it soon before all the birds disappear from my garden - which they always do in August for some reason.
  3. Things people say!

    Are you going to tell her or shall I?
  4. Movie chain

    High Spirits.
  5. Things people say!

    RY was like, coming to a place near you soon, and I was like, it's already here. Like.
  6. Things people say!

    RO, I'm sorry to inform you have failed to close your speech mark in employing the phrase 'old boys' club', and thus will be drummed out of The Pedants' League with immediate effect during a specially convened extraordinary general meeting (and, I promise you, with all the commas in the right place even inside a bracket, it will be extraordinary).
  7. Live 8

    Very glad to hear it, Harriet. I also think that everyone who went to Live 8 should calculate how much money they would have been prepared to spend on a ticket, and then pay that into the appropriate fund. If they like, they could subtract the cost of the number of texts they made when applying.
  8. Live 8

    So let me get this straight. People who liked different music to you and didn't sing when you sang were idiots. And when they sang when you didn't sing, they were also idiots. Yet when you didn't sing or instead swore at the top of your voices during music that others liked but you didn't, you were like really cool. "These girls in front of us kept turning around and staring at us everytime we were booing David Beckham or Robbie." Are we supposed to have sympathy for you here? Are we expected to be on your side? Incidentally, I happen to agree that Joss Stone, Mariah Carey, Robbie Williams and Velvet Revolver were the low points, along with Annie Lennox. But didn't those around you who like them have the right to listen without you imposing your narrow tastes on them? And how messed up do you have to be to boo and swear during Robbie Williams and then have a go at a rap fan for not liking Sting??? And why shouldn't the bloke who loved Snoop Dogg not feel the same about Sting? Should everyone just like who you like, and boo everyone else or shout "F****** T***!" at them. Perhaps you could hand a list out beforehand so they can know how they should properly behave. And I know it hasn't been banned, but would you mind not using the word 'T***' on this forum? You're the first to use it as far as I know and hopefully the last. Plenty of children use this forum. Oh yes, I forgot, you are one. Grow up for Christ's sake, and fast. OK, rant over.
  9. Your corner of the web

    Go on, GW. You can always add the link as a signature (as can Claire). I know. Bill told me.
  10. Suggestions for next read

    Is it not worth giving the non-fiction book which only just missed out by one vote last time another chance? Seems only fair. Our Hidden Lives: The Everyday Diaries of a Forgotten Britain 1945-1948 - Simon Garfield: In 1936 anthropologist Tom Harrison, poet and journalist Charles Madge and documentary filmmaker Humphrey Jennings set up the Mass Observation Project. The idea was simple: ordinary people would record, in diary form, the events of their everyday lives. An estimated one million pages eventually found their way to the archive - and it soon became clear this was more than anyone could digest. Today, the diaries are stored at the University of Sussex, where remarkably most remain unread. In Our Hidden Lives, Simon Garfield has skilfully woven a tapestry of diary entries in the rarely discussed but pivotal period of 1945 to 1948. The result is a moving, intriguing, funny, at times heartbreaking book - unashamedly populist in the spirit of Forgotten Voices or indeed Margaret Forster's Diary of an Ordinary Woman.
  11. Road rage!

    Live in the country?? You should be round my part of West London at ten to nine on a weekday. I live near two primary schools, and you can't get through our streets at that time of day for the parents in their SUVs dropping off their kids. As for other irritations, I can't say them all as I would be here all night, so here's a quick selection. - Middle lane drivers on motorways staring straight ahead never looking in their mirrors, with no awareness whatsoever of what is going on around them, or that they are going 10mph slower than the inside lane. - Drivers who, without indicating, suddenly slow down ahead of you and then veer into the kerb. Somehow I'm supposed to be telepathic and know that they were about to park up. - Mobile phone users drive me bloody crazy. I thought there were supposed to be on the spot fines for this. These people get away scot free, while I'm on nine points because a) I went 47mph on the M4 at a point where the speed limit is 40 for no other reason than to trap motorists and collect the fines, because I stupidly went and did this AGAIN and c) because I went 38 mph Holloway and Cameden in a section of the road that has four lanes and when a pedestrian last crossed, we had a Conservative government and John Prescott was thin.
  12. Corrupted Wish Game

    You no longer have noisy neighbours, as Grammath has murdered them all, and then framed you for the killings. You spend the next 25 years in Holloway, where your neighbours are very quiet...too quiet. Until one day... I wish I could sell my house.
  13. Star Wars

    Have you considered reading over what you've written and then correcting any mistakes before clicking 'Submit Reply'?
  14. Song Chain

    Fascinating how the last few in the chain have reflected the poster's musical tastes. Although Dr S, I'm surprised at you putting in a song by someone as new-fangled as The Beatles. Green Fields Of France - The Men They Couldn't Hang
  15. Star Wars

    Somehow, in six words, you've managed to sum up my attitude to the whole shebang. And the slow was a bit boring too, I'd vouchsafe. Deino, good to hear that you managed to see Star Wars before it got famous and sold out. (And yes, I did see what you were doing.)
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