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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2019, 02:03:07 PM »
But with soaps being so fragrant now, who can resist a nibble? Mmm, coal tar...

Not if they can dry your hands.  Go with Dove.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2019, 07:32:32 PM »
Mesopotamia.

Between rivers.

Tigris and Euphrates.

Obvs.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2019, 08:36:49 PM »
Mesopotamia.

Between rivers.

Tigris and Euphrates.

Obvs.

obvious, adjective - Easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent.

How is this in anyway obvious?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2019, 08:46:04 PM »
Meso/mezzo/mezza = between (as in mezzanine, mezzo coffee size)

Potamus = river. (Hippopotamus = "river horse").

meso potamia = (thing) between rivers.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2019, 08:47:55 PM »
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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 01:40:45 AM »
Mesopotamia.

Between rivers.

Tigris and Euphrates.

Obvs.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2019, 01:52:10 AM »
Each letter on the front of the Celebrations tin is from the font of one of the chocolates inside



But the annoying thing is that all the letters actually come from one of the bars, except the C, which is mars font but obviously doesn't occur in the product. They could have used the C from Snickers or Galaxy Caramel.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2019, 03:06:45 AM »
I saw a box of those in the supermarket last week.  About 4 quid for a plastic "tin".  I was going to get one until I picked it up and it weighed as light as a feather.  Rip off.

Cost me 18 quid to ship a “tin” to Canada. Fucking disgrace.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2019, 03:46:50 AM »
Most hits by The Kinks are unacceptable.

Lola (transphobic)
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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2019, 08:24:58 AM »
But the annoying thing is that all the letters actually come from one of the bars, except the C, which is mars font but obviously doesn't occur in the product. They could have used the C from Snickers or Galaxy Caramel.

Symmetry, innit ? So the " C" and " s" have the same font.

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« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2019, 08:34:50 AM »
Most hits by The Kinks are unacceptable.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2019, 09:19:58 AM »
Maybe youre just being tongue in cheek, but Lola wasn't written intentionally to be anti trans or anything.

The titular character's gender is never really questioned, they're treated like a woman and their transgender status doesn't diminish their attractiveness. Considering it came out in 1970 it's pretty damn progressive.

I would have mentioned Taxman above Sunny Afternoon for rich peoples gripes with er.. the Taxman.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2019, 09:55:11 AM »
Maybe youre just being tongue in cheek, but Lola wasn't written intentionally to be anti trans or anything.

The titular character's gender is never really questioned, they're treated like a woman and their transgender status doesn't diminish their attractiveness. Considering it came out in 1970 it's pretty damn progressive.

I would have mentioned Taxman above Sunny Afternoon for rich peoples gripes with er.. the Taxman.

TBF the top rate of tax was 95% at that point so I can kinda sympathise a little with their gripe.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2019, 10:46:27 AM »
Can I bring this back to the discussion about rhubarb briefly?

It is a celery.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2019, 10:49:43 AM »
TBF the top rate of tax was 95% at that point so I can kinda sympathise a little with their gripe.

You can sympathise with having enough money to have been liable for a 95% tax rate? Lucky you...

(To be fair I think the issue with the Beatles was that they had been over-taxed due to some confusion between income and advances.)

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2019, 10:50:23 AM »
Most hits by The Kinks are unacceptable.

Lola (transphobic)
Sunny Afternoon (boo hoo I'm a heavily taxed multi-millionaire)
Apeman (Apeman)

Kink shaming

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2019, 11:22:55 AM »
Can I bring this back to the discussion about rhubarb briefly?

It is a celery.

Incorrect; celery is in fact a rhubarb.  A savoury one of it.

Unfortunately rhubarbs are not suitable for vegans or one would be able to subsist on nothing but savoury and sweet rhubarbs between now and dusk if they so wanted.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2019, 11:53:40 AM »
Can I bring this back to the discussion about rhubarb briefly?

It is a celery.

Vindicated. There’s no fruits growing in the ground Gib, mate.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2019, 12:05:04 PM »
You can sympathise with having enough money to have been liable for a 95% tax rate? Lucky you...

(To be fair I think the issue with the Beatles was that they had been over-taxed due to some confusion between income and advances.)

Call me a Think Tank Wanker if you wish but it does seem a touch high. In reality it was 83% income tax + 15% on investments and dividends. It was covered in that Sharon Osborne documentary a few weeks back. The Stones fucked off abroad and The Beatles turned themselves into a corporation with the overall effect of them paying quite a lot less that 98% tax.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2019, 12:23:20 PM »
There was also some resentment around the lost money from merchandise with the Seltaeb contract.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2019, 12:25:53 PM »
Are we not talking about " Celebrations " anymore, then ? I was just getting into that.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2019, 01:33:46 PM »
Maybe not that obvious, but I've only just realised the vocalist on Massive Attack's 'Angel' isn't a woman after listening to '(Exchange)' a couple of times and thinking, "Hang on, is this a bloke?"

Now I know who Horace Andy is. Curse me for not knowing reggae.

One for the "F*ck my hat, I didn't know that" thread too, perhaps.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2019, 01:34:32 PM »
Most hits by The Kinks are unacceptable.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2019, 01:42:44 PM »
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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2019, 01:48:39 PM »
Maybe not that obvious, but I've only just realised the vocalist on Massive Attack's 'Angel' isn't a woman after listening to '(Exchange)' a couple of times and thinking, "Hang on, is this a bloke?"

Now I know who Horace Andy is. Curse me for not knowing reggae.

One for the "F*ck my hat, I didn't know that" thread too, perhaps.

Going through the personnel for Blue Lines for the first time on Wikipedia and chalk the singer on "Be Thankful for What You've Got" up as another I wrongly assumed was female.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2019, 03:04:07 PM »
Call me a Think Tank Wanker if you wish but it does seem a touch high. In reality it was 83% income tax + 15% on investments and dividends. It was covered in that Sharon Osborne documentary a few weeks back. The Stones fucked off abroad and The Beatles turned themselves into a corporation with the overall effect of them paying quite a lot less that 98% tax.
I'm no mathematician but I reckon that's not a 98% tax.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2019, 04:50:43 PM »
Funeral and urinal are suspiciously similar words and things.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2019, 04:52:59 PM »
It's called Excel because... 'cell'

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« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2019, 05:34:37 PM »
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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2019, 06:43:39 PM »
The O in the title of this thread is actually a 0.