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Monthly Archives: February 2019

To extend or not to extend? (Thursday poll)


BBThBobWell, this week we read the not entirely unexpected news that we have wasted the two year and seven month period between voting and supposed to be leaving without managing a deal, and we were lways told that that meant we would leave without a deal. As usual it seems we were told lies and they now seem, both the UK leadership (horse laugh) and the EU, intent on extending the Article 50 period, which seems that the impossible is possible after all.

Interesting.

In a short time we will in fact know whether there is going to be an extension or not, but Theresa May is really leaving it till the last minute, two weeks before the final deadline, to ask for the extension.

The EU is then placed in a position of power, and will call the shots of whether they accept this or not, apparently all the states must agree and already one gerontophilic gnome who is the unpopular dictator of one of the less meaningful of the European countries has said his country (which incidentally we went to war to defend on two occasions) will veto the extension of we don’t have a plan.

Of course Macron won’t see it that way. He will think he is saving the British from themselves, and many British may well agree with him.

He will think he is doing the UK a “grande service de reconnaissance” for our co-operation with France putting blood on the ground against Nazi Germany.  He will be thinking that he can leverage a second referendum in which the British people will decide that they do love the federalist vision after all, and “come back and stay for good this time”, as political commentator Paul Young puts it. Oh that we might indeed vote to stay, but to stay and fight the globalists and federalists, aligning ourselves with the Eurosceptic governments which include the Eastern side and Greece, Italy, Denmark, increasingly Holland. We will see after the next round of Euro-elections just how far the discontent has spread and in fact we are still only at the begiining of the resistance.

Corbyn has already been forced to say he will supposrt a second referendum, although how this makes him less Anti-Semitic is beyond me. Now May, who has discounted the Second Referendum all along, can pull the excuse that “Macron made me do it”.

Today’s poll won’t be open for long as it is a prediction poll and there won’t be any sense in it once we know the results, so please hurry up and vote and share this. The idea is to try to predict if there will be an extension, how long, and if there will be the condition of the UK having a second referendum.

There are so many variables that it is impossible to catch all, please just vote for which of the scenarios you think most likely. Not what you want to happen.

 

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Even more Flamenco! (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #7)


Original YT playout date: 7 June 2008
Duration: 13:18

The flamenco night at Corral de la Pacheca continues. If you want flamenco, I got flamenco.
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Huliganov’s Venice Experience #2/5 – Venezia de la Notte


Original YT playout date: 7 June 2008
Duration: 15:37

Venice of the Night. The second Venice video. A small amount of footage was lost, but hope its OK and hasn’t lost the flow too much.
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The James Whale Radio Show on Play Two UK #2


Original YT playout date: 4 June 2008
Duration: 4:01:22

This is the James Whale radio show from 3rd June 2008, this time all four hours of it, unlike last week owing to the technical issues back then, with over an hour of David Icke on the telephone to James Whale.
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Some Q&A about Aquatics (Quora #4)


A couple of Saturdays ago I started a series which was intended to reproduce my inputs on Quora over here on this blog, as a repurposing and collating of them as well as a way of making sure I don’t lose my own content. Once again I recently had a warning from Quora just for letting another Englishman know thatt in saying no Englishman likes Donald Trump he took rather too much on himself as there are those of us who do. This was enough to have a second warning from Quora and so now I need to accelerate the copying over of my own work from that site in case I lose all those hours of work and creativity. Where there is moderation, there is limited trust.

At first I did one article per post, but there are quite a lot of briefer answers and it makes little sense to copy these over in that format, so now I have in mind to produce more answers in a single post, based around onne theme, and I have been preparing lists that analyse these articles into common themes. Last time in #3 we took a few articles I had written about Betta splendens, the Siamese fighting fish. These answers gave rise to more questions for me to answer (Quora has A2A, or Ask to Answer where people get invited to answer, either because the person asking knows them or they are suggested by the software. Alternatively you can jump in and give an answer on whatever appears on your screen. If you have opted to receive emails, you get a feed from Quora or items that may interest you) and these questions started to be about fishkeeping or aquatics in more general terms, and even (to be looked at later on) about ichthyology. Inevitably I also started to receive questions about sport fishing and I have zero time for that. I am ready to talk about fishery as part of the food industry, but not about angling, fly fishing or any of these sadistic pseudosports.

Please remember that my answers vary a lot from facetious to informative usually depending on my mood, the time available and what I think about the question. Be prepared for a rather broad range of approaches to questions. Quora goes from highly intellectual Q&A to the dumbest things a human being can write or read. I try to vary my own tone to match the quality of the question.

If you want to discuss or ask anything else around these themes, please get a discussion going in the comments. It’s what the comment facility is there for. I hope it is not onerous to log on and make some kind of utterance.

My own Heros severus.

As mentioned in the title, the theme for today is aquatics, and these answers were given by me all in 2015-2016.

1. Can you overfeed fish? How do you avoid doing so?

You can always add more food but it is harder to take it out. Give enough for everything to be eaten in a few minutes and feed morning and evening. You can leave raw carrot pieces or washed lettuce leaves – not much – or the skins of fresh cucumbers in there for them to eat more gradually.

Feeding too much will cause a nitrate hike, it has a demand on oxygen and will generally poison the fish as well as cause bacterial blooms and too much growth of algae.

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From “Mariam El-Bobini”, the new Disney Musical about an ISIS bride who flew in by means of a magic burqa.


Pwacticawwy perfect in evewwy way?

Super Caliphatalistic Fragile Ego Lupus
All these women went off freely now they want to dupe us
If they say it loud enough the media’ll join their stupors
Super Caliphatalistic Fragile Ego Lupus

Umm diddle iddle iddle um diddle ISIS
Umm diddle iddle iddle um diddle ISIS

They travelled half way round the world, and everywhere they went
They got seduced by terrorists in a desert tent
They got to watch beheadings and girls sent to slavery
While they had tasty kebabs and a lovely cuppa tea – whooh!

Super Caliph etc.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Sham Shamima Sham Shamima Sham Sham Sherie,
I think myself lucky you’re not my mummy
Sham Shamima Sham Shamima Sham Sham Sheroo
Good luck will rub off when they prosecute you.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

And a tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
ISIS fall down, the ISIS fall down
Yes a tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
In a most delightful way.

Baghdadi feathering his nest had very little time for rest
While dodging missiles aimed right at his lair
And every task he undertook, inspired by that book
Became undone, as we all had our fun,

for a
Tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
The ISIS fall down, yes the ISIS fall down
Yes a tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
In a most delightful way.

Would anyone like to suggest further re-edited Mary Poppins lyrics to suit the Shamima Begum case? Your poetic efforts welcomed in the comments below. Or maybe suggestions on how to adapt the screenplay of Mary Poppins to suit the ISIS Brides situation. Instead of the Suffragettes campaigning for women’s votes as in the original, there could be a campaign by woman demanding not to be allowed to vote. Instead of a run on the bank, maybe something to do with the price of Brent Crude? Your creative ideas, please!

How much should Nicholas Sandman win off the Wishywashington Post? (Thursday poll)


Now is the Sandman of our discontent turned glorious Runner by this son of York.

Well, this week we read the welcome news that Covington student Nick “the Smirk” will be suing the wishy-washy wibberal Washington “Oh Father I cannot tell anything other than a lie, Trump chopped down your cherry tree” soon-to-be Ex-Post. The sum he is playing for is 250 million dollars. One can but laugh. If he gets anything close to that, of course, it will cause tremendous sea-changes in the way the media work in similar cases in the future.

Maybe if it goes too far newspapers will be too scared to write anything that is not bland, and already old news and fully substantiated.

Now you can be the Judge in that trial.  Here are some possible awards you can make in favour of Nick Sandmann, all in multiples of 25, to be consistent with what they are bidding for.

 

Bailar mas de Flamenco (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #6)


Original YT playout date: 2 June 2008
Duration: 15:58

The flamenco night at Corral de la Pacheca continues. If you want flamenco, I got flamenco.
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***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,043
Likes at the time added to HTV: 5
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 0
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 100.0%
Comments at time added: 0
Total interactions at time added: 5
Total interactions to views 0.5%
Location: Corral de la Pacheca, Madrid
Other people featured: Crowe colleagues
Genre: Travel, Recommendation
Music used: Several pieces of music used, hence blocked in some places.
Languages used: English, Spanish,
Animals/plants featured: None

The last weigh-in (NTTBS spin off)


Original YT playout date: 1 June 2008
Duration: 4:00

“This is my last weigh in for the Playradio UK weight loss challenge, which closes today, 1st June 2008, after 13 weeks.

The accompanying music and an excerpt of their highly risque clip is Nie Para by Potap and Nastya Kamenskikh.”
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***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 273
Likes at the time added to HTV: 5
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 0
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 100.0%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 8
Total interactions to views 2.9%
Location: Online, in studio.
Other people featured: Matt Hollick, Stuart Heron, Jo McAfferty,
Genre: Radio show
Music used: Ne Parom, Nastya Kameskikh and Potap.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None

Historical NTTBS (#6 – 10th February 2008)


Original YT playout date: 1 June 2008
Duration: 3:00:48

Purple language warning – not intended for junior viewers.

There is no show on video for 3rd February, so this is the 6th in this series of historical Not The Tommy Boyd Shows.

In this one, Matt starts to introduce his new sounds for the show, but more importantly Jo McCafferty joins the team and Alan immediately uses the opportunity to sharpen what Stu calls his “pulling technique”.

Enjoy.

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***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 340
Likes at the time added to HTV: 2
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 66.7%
Comments at time added:
Total interactions at time added: 3
Total interactions to views 0.9%
Location: Online, in studio.
Other people featured: Matt Hollick, Stuart Heron, Jo McAfferty,
Genre: Radio show
Music used: Several pieces of music used, hence blocked in some places.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None

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