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The Red Button
« on: February 05, 2004, 04:01:12 PM »
What happens when you press the red button??

The Red Button
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2004, 04:02:01 PM »
we all FLIP OUT!

me

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2004, 04:03:25 PM »
Quote from: "Neil Tennant"
What happens when you press the red button??


BBCi is at your beck and call, apparently.

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2004, 04:05:14 PM »
Quote from: "Neil Tennant"
What happens when you press the red button??


You launce a tactical nuclear strike.

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2004, 04:06:13 PM »
I don't know, but it burns an image of itself into my CRT projector tubes. Cunting red button.

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2004, 04:08:13 PM »
Probably an obvious suggestion, but you never know... if you press backup on your Sky controller, it goes away. At least until the next programme change/ad break anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2004, 04:08:54 PM »
Well, maybe it makes your car fucking go FASTER, Jenson Button you useless cunt. Try it some time.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2004, 04:10:13 PM »
You turn gay, and very, very boring...

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2004, 04:12:03 PM »
A boring gay? Impossible, my dear fanny! Don't you watch Will & Grace?

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2004, 04:14:10 PM »
Quote from: "fanny splendid"
You turn gay, and very, very boring...


How much more gay and boring can Neil Tennant get?

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2004, 04:18:06 PM »
Quote from: "Mr Greedy"
Quote from: "fanny splendid"
You turn gay, and very, very boring...


How much more gay and boring can Neil Tennant get?



Chris Lowe- he wasn't very boring though was he? Was he very gay ? He used to stand there wearing shades and not doing much

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2004, 04:19:15 PM »
Quote from: "me"
BBCi is at your beck and call, apparently.


Does anyone know the history behind that phrase? I don't like it much.

The Red Button: It deploys a useless service, apart from Now and Next, which has a purpose.

I'm sure BBC's ad folk chortled heartily when someone suggested...
"Hang on, I've just had an amazing idea! We're promoting the BBCi service, right? And it's supposed to be a new faster teletext, right? And to access it, you need to press a red button. Soooooo *dramatic pause* why not get in racing driver Jenson Button? It's right there, isn't it? The association between the button and Button! You know, I am very good at television!"

Shame they didn't drive the point home by having Jenson wear a red shirt.

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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2004, 04:20:39 PM »
It's also a shame they didn't call the National Lottery pointing finger back into service to push him in the stomach at the end of the ad...

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2004, 04:22:33 PM »
Quote from: "steevbishop"
It's right there, isn't it? The association between the button and Button!

I'm sickened by myself, at the fact I've only just got that.

*sobs*

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2004, 04:22:55 PM »
Maybe he'll be horribly mutilated in his next big race, arterial blood gushing from broken stumps, forever tabooing the phrase "Red Button".

We can only live in hope.

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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2004, 04:24:04 PM »
Quote
What happens when you press the red button??


Don't even try it, in case a porn dialler taps into your digibox and starts parading naked imps on your TV screen. That's My Word.

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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2004, 04:29:09 PM »
Ironically, I still prefer the old teletext. I already know the pages I want, so I just type in the page number.

In the new teletext, I keep having to navigate menu's and sub-menu's, suffering slight pauses in the audio as I bring teletext up. The weather maps look better though. I always used to think I lived in a blocky, square edged Britain until new teletext came along.

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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2004, 09:12:42 PM »
Quote from: "Timmay"
Quote from: "steevbishop"
It's right there, isn't it? The association between the button and Button!

I'm sickened by myself, at the fact I've only just got that.

I hadn't either, until TraceyQ pointed it out in the pre-crash thread of this nature.

Quote from: "Purple Tentacle"
Well, maybe it makes your car fucking go FASTER, Jenson Button you useless cunt. Try it some time.

Looks like it might, actually.  His new car seems to be somewhat faster than the old one, in testing so far anyway.

Anyway, seems that you at least some of you may enjoy seeing this slightly unfunny cartoon from the F1 website Pitpass again:


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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2004, 09:41:20 PM »
Quote from: "Mr Greedy"
The weather maps look better though. I always used to think I lived in a blocky, square edged Britain until new teletext came along.


Worse still, I thought that Ireland was a sperm shaped landmass: a big lump at the top with this weird tail hanging off the bottom of the right hand side.

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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2004, 09:47:57 PM »
On new Jensontext you don't get all the good bits of Blocktext. Y'no, the letters pages. All the enjoyment I've ever got from Teletext has been gained from reading other people's views and deciding that mine are much better. A bit like this forum, then...

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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2004, 12:31:45 AM »
Quote from: "Neil Tennant"
What happens when you press the red button??


A safe falls on your head, with hilarious consequences.

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2004, 12:35:03 AM »
Quote from: "Neil Tennant"
What happens when you press the red button??


press it I dare you

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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2004, 12:43:56 AM »
Nobody's taken the piss out of the guy who said "launce" yet...

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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2004, 12:51:30 AM »
Quote from: "gazzyk1ns"
Nobody's taken the piss out of the guy who said "launce" yet...


I thought it must of been a posh way of saying...

Quote from: "zozman"
You balance a tactical nuclear strike.


\Launce\, n. [It. lance, L. lanx, lancis, plate, scale of a balance. Cf. Balance.] A balance. [Obs.]

I like dictionarys i do....even if i don't know what all those abbreviations mean.

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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2004, 01:47:47 AM »
I believe the Red Button commissions another series of Friends. I will personally become rather miffed with anyone who presses it.

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« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2004, 01:48:31 AM »
Quote from: "Dr. Gizmonic"
I believe the Red Button commissions another series of Friends. I will personally become rather miffed with anyone who presses it.


Oops....

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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2004, 01:55:27 AM »
Quote from: "Cerys"
Quote from: "Dr. Gizmonic"
I believe the Red Button commissions another series of Friends. I will personally become rather miffed with anyone who presses it.


Oops....


Another one-five-oh million for TV's Chandler, another clip for you.

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