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Room 101

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Heurismus
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#21 Postby Heurismus » December 3rd, 2007, 12:12 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Ghost writers! They do posterity a terrible disservice. :sad:
The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. - J.S. Mill

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#22 Postby Jem » December 3rd, 2007, 1:07 pm

White stilleto boots, which seem to be the biggest fashion crime committed by young Glaswegian girls at the moment, judging from my recent night out in Glasgow.

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#23 Postby Maria Mac » December 3rd, 2007, 7:55 pm

I would like to retrieve from Room 101 all the coats thrown in there by young Glaswegian women and I would make the wearing of them compulsory during the winter months, especially when out clubbing.

I would fill the space they leave in Room 101 with all the cropped tops and micro skirts.

They can have them back in the summer.

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Alan C.
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Room 101

#24 Postby Alan C. » August 4th, 2008, 7:38 pm

What would you like put put into room 101?

I'll start with packaging, all packaging! but in particular, corned beef tins and milk cartons.

I tried out one of the new ringpull corned beef tins a while ago, the ring broke off and it's impossible to open with a tin opener, I had to attack it with a knife! And milk cartons! Well the less said the better, apart from the fact I can not open them without a tool, they leak.
The buses here used to deliver the milk to the country shops, but because of the leakage and the subsequent smell they won't do it now, so the dairy had to buy a van and hire a driver, still........somebody got employment out of it, so not all bad. :smile:

So what would you like to consign to room 101?
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Re: Room 101

#25 Postby lewist » August 4th, 2008, 9:36 pm

:angry: Sunday newspapers. :angry:


I don't buy them because each one is the product of a whole tree which, if left intact and turned into logs could probably fill my log store. Also, where do people get the time to read them?

Keep Sunday active. Go out and do something.

OK I know that if I make it into logs it's not intact. You know what I mean.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Room 101

#26 Postby Nick » August 5th, 2008, 11:44 am

Baseball caps worn on the back of the head, backwards or sideways.

Architecturally disastrous UPVC double-glazed replacement windows.

Maria Carey, Whitney Houston and their ilk; too many notes, too much volume

Telephone answering tapes telling me that "We are experiencing a very high number of calls" when in fact they are actually understaffed

TV & radio soaps. All of them.

Girls who say "You're a really nice chap, but....."

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Re: Room 101

#27 Postby LilacHamster » August 5th, 2008, 1:49 pm

Obviously aside from seriously terrible and cruel things, I would say as a not-too-serious thing to go in Room 101,

Umbrellas.

I just can't cope with them, they just seem to get in the way and cause a nuisance and poke people in the eye, or blow about or inside out if it's windy.
If it's wet and you want to stay dry just wear something waterproof with a hood, much less bother than a brolly!

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Re: Room 101

#28 Postby Alan C. » August 5th, 2008, 5:23 pm

LilacHamster
Obviously aside from seriously terrible and cruel things, I would say as a not-too-serious thing to go in Room 101,
If you're not familiar with the TV program Lilac, it is essentially about getting rid of trivial, but annoying things, Ann Robinson, when on the show, controversially chose Wales as one of the things she would like to put in :smile:

I would include "rap music?" in my list.
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Re: Room 101

#29 Postby Maria Mac » August 5th, 2008, 11:00 pm

I agree with all the suggestions above and would add stiletto heeled shoes.

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Re: Room 101

#30 Postby lewist » August 5th, 2008, 11:11 pm

Alan C. wrote:I would include "rap music?" in my list.
Well, there's an oxymoron if ever there was. A definite candidate.
LilacHamster wrote:Obviously aside from seriously terrible and cruel things, I would say as a not-too-serious thing to go in Room 101,

Umbrellas.

I just can't cope with them, they just seem to get in the way and cause a nuisance and poke people in the eye, or blow about or inside out if it's windy.
If it's wet and you want to stay dry just wear something waterproof with a hood, much less bother than a brolly!
And safer too. There's nothing trivial about brollys.
Carpe diem. Savour every moment.

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Re: Room 101

#31 Postby jaywhat » August 6th, 2008, 9:57 am

...and stilettos themselves and gunes and bows and arrows and chewing gum

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Re: Room 101

#32 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » August 6th, 2008, 10:33 am

I don't think nature should get off too easily:

Dust.

Bindweed.

Clothes moths.

The mating screams of red fox vixens in the middle of the night. (I don't mind the foxes; I just wish they'd change their courtship ritual a little so that it doesn't involve blood-curdling screams that seem to go on for hours.)

The dawn screeches of ring-necked parakeets. (Again, I don't mind the parakeets. I just wish they weren't so excitable at daybreak.)

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Re: Room 101

#33 Postby jaywhat » August 6th, 2008, 1:39 pm

I meant guns, not gunes, and for sure, no goons should ever be confined to Room 101 - ever.

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Re: Room 101

#34 Postby gcb01 » August 6th, 2008, 5:24 pm

rabbits, starlings, artificial colourings, personal hi-fi ear pieces that leak noise.
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Re: Room 101

#35 Postby kbell » August 6th, 2008, 11:42 pm

grocers apostrophe's.
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Re: Room 101

#36 Postby Bryn » August 7th, 2008, 11:03 pm

cigarettes, pipes, cigars


I have a sense of deja vu. Have we not had a Room 101 thread before?

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Re: Room 101

#37 Postby Maria Mac » August 7th, 2008, 11:42 pm

Well remembered, Bryn! The first one was in the Social Club and I've now merged the second thread, which was in Club Soda with it. Either forum is suitable but there's more room in the Social Club.

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Re: Room 101

#38 Postby Jem » August 8th, 2008, 8:38 am

Well, this is going to sound very mean spirited but at the moment I wouldn't mind sticking all the bicycles in Amsterdam into Room 101 because I'm sick of dodging the damn things every place I walk.

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Re: Room 101

#39 Postby thundril » August 8th, 2008, 11:40 am

Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'.

I used to love it, but then. . .
First it became the lazy TV director's way of signalling upper class, sophisticated, etc. Especially in open-topped cars swishing along dappled avenues.
Then, squeezed through the audio bandwidth of the telephone network, it's mangled remains became the electronic signal for, "We can't be arsed answering your enquiry just yet, but while you're waiting, here's a noise we're sure you'll hate."

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Re: Room 101

#40 Postby Emma Woolgatherer » August 8th, 2008, 4:01 pm

Ah, well, in that case, you'd have to add "Gran Vals" by Francisco Tárrega.

Or at least the four bars of it that are better known as the Nokia default ringtone.

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Re: Room 101

#41 Postby Occam » August 9th, 2008, 1:30 am

The so-called "reality" shows are worse than game shows. I especially hate them, because even tuning past them for a few seconds they are almost invariably working out completely unethical, devious ways of competing with and harming each other. And this is encouraged by the structure of the shows.

I doubt that you have these in the U.K., but you probably have their equivalents: Fox (faux) News and Rush Limbaugh - demagoguery to the tenth power.

And, similar to Emma's description, a large family of peacocks who have taken up residence up the hill from me. At random intervals during the middle of the night they scream loudly, and it's reminiscent of a cat being slowly eaten by a wolf. Does wonders for one's heart health when suddenly awakened by this.

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