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by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 774
Views: 222806

Re: Politics in General

It’s the outsourced company which ought to have its contract revoked. What a waste of public money. Further proof, if any be needed, that taxpayer-funded programs offer little value for money. Taxpayer-funded programs have the ability to do well. When in the hands of this government, who have prove...
by Matt Rutherford
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8799

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Timothy Keller's various apologetics-would recommend for any fellow Christian/anyone who wants to argue against a Christian. Surrounded by Idiots by Thomas Erikson is good if you want to start realizing just how annoying someone else might find you irritating. On Alan Ryan's On Politics makes for a ...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Covid 19 roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Covid 19 roll call

Only tested once back in July, when I came down with chills and a fever. The good news is that it came back negative. The bad news is that it was food poisoning instead. I got to celebrate my negative test whilst regretting going near KFC
by Matt Rutherford
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 30446

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The fact that you're still obsessing over this ancient history whilst Margaret Ferrier is still an MP indicates bias, quite frankly. When it emerged Ferrier had broken the rules, she was suspended from the SNP immediately, Sturgeon condemned her actions-she did all she could, courtesy of her having...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21325

Re: Joke Items

by Matt Rutherford
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words 'in the wild'
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Words 'in the wild'

Link's broken
(Cannae get the staff :))
by Matt Rutherford
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words 'in the wild'
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Words 'in the wild'

Inspired by this from the 'You Know You're Playing Too Much Apterous When...' (if there has been a similar thread already apologies-I couldn't find one) You know you're playing too much if you get excited when you see an obscure word "in the wild". What examples have you had of this? It was the only...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21325

Re: Joke Items

Records/cassettes being brought today. I can understand collections from a time when they were ubiquitous, but now? YouTube, Spotify and many other services exist giving you every song you want, as you like it, at the click of a button and have done for some time. Spending £15 because something 'sou...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 214
Views: 94764

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Chris Hare during a recent debate on 're-' words
'Using a diaresis is the linguistic equivalent of having to knit pants out of spaghetti because you intentionally set fire to your underwear drawer.'
by Matt Rutherford
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 214
Views: 94764

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Best-of-9 round robin will all the bots...What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.apterous.org/chat.php?base=1593384235

(Thank Andy SC for this mayhem :))
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accents and dialects
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Accents and dialects

But I pronounce water as wartah. Do you use the glottal stop? My ex wife comes from the Midlands and I liked the way she pronounced tooth and bus. Roundabouts shall forever be 'islands'. Also, people don't use the word 'gambol' enough :) One quirk of mine; when talking at speed, the 'tt' sound in w...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 16
Views: 2376

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Roughly half-a-stone upwards. Have been walking a lot more, but that has been far outweighed (no pun intended) by me being slumped behind my laptop, playing Apto, steadily reducing my household's supply of biscuits.
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Re: Fun stuff you've just found (music, etc)

Couldn't find a thread for things like this so started a new one. Yesterday I was introduced to a new musical genre that goes by the name of 'bardcore', or sometimes 'tavernwave'. This is an absolute banger. The concept was introduced to me as a sort of funny meme thing but I think it's genuinely b...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 131
Views: 21204

Re: Trade Secrets

Not so useful at the moment, but when the time comes to make train journeys again, Real Time Trains (https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/ also comes in a paid app on mobile) lets you know which platform your train is going from before they announce it (for most major stations, they don't tell you strai...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21325

Re: Joke Items

Manual gearboxes (for your average car-lorries and other vehicles are a different story, I know). Automatic is far easier to deal with, not having to fuck about with the clutch and it makes roundabouts much simpler to navigate. About the only thing the US has got right is the demise of 'stickshift.'...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Some Conundrums
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Some Conundrums

I got bored, so to you stop from climbing the walls whilst Apto is down and the pubs stay shut, here's some conundrums for you to have a go at. Post the answers in small/hard-to-see fonts or PM me the answers-will post them soon for you to mark. Enjoy! 01-AILTHRONE 02-BODWASHER 03-BETRIVIAL 04-IONET...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unusual Fears/Phobias
Replies: 22
Views: 3564

Re: Unusual Fears/Phobias

Courtesy of an industrial-strength bout of OCD in my early teens (that has since fucked off), I wound up suffering with the wonderfully named hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia-or 'fear of 666', which led to a general dislike of the number 6. If the same product cost £6.99 or £8.99, I'd buy the more expe...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 112
Views: 25001

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Whilst writing a Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, you note down to mention 'the fraternal rotalines among the disciples.'
by Matt Rutherford
Tue May 26, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 73
Views: 8086

Re: Cummings and goings

Meanwhile, Specsavers are innovating in an era of social distancing. With the branches closed, they are having you do a 30-mile round trip to see if your prescription needs adjusting.
by Matt Rutherford
Mon May 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 3088

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

One thing that I should have mentioned is widespread face-mask usage. Some countries in the Far East already saw regular public face mask usage courtesy of previous outbreaks (China had SARS in 2002, South Korea had MERS in 2015) whereas those doing so in the West would garner weird looks. It defini...
by Matt Rutherford
Sun May 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 3088

It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

As we steadily emerge blinking from our grottoes after numerous weeks of recreational curve-flattening, what we knew has gone and a brave new world now will rise. Along with far more people working from home, aversion to handshakes and hearts skipping beats every time someone in the near vicinity co...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue May 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 11113

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

In please-here is to hoping :D
by Matt Rutherford
Sun May 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21325

Re: Joke Items

Hang on, I'm confused. Is there an issue with salt grinders in general? The use of the word "mechanical" somehow puts me on edge and makes me think you might be talking about a particularly special kind of salt grinder. Because yes, freshly ground rock salt is an entirely different thing to powdere...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat May 02, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21325

Re: Joke Items

Fountain pens. I have dysgraphia (linked to dyspraxia) meaning my writing is a cursive, looking like a black spider memo scrawled by someone mid-seizure and my hand cramps up after half-a-page. I use cheap fountain pens because I find you don't have to press as hard, which lets me write longer and ...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 294
Views: 118724

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Paul Erdunast is seen here lamenting the downfall of West London's nightlife-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZukiRrYROA
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 8784

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Colin Doyle (ex-Birmingham City GK) once booted a ball into the back of my head whilst warming up for a match.