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Post by JimBentley » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:45 pm

I thought I had a couple of good 'uns here, but I can only remember this one (due to the poor quality of my memory):

When the fixtures for the football League Cup were announced, they were done so as "the EFL Cup". Usually it's like the (sponsor name) Cup and I couldn't for the life of me think who EFL were, or what they did. They sounded mysterious and almost certainly with their fingers in all sorts of international pies...



English Football League, you fucking moron.

I'll think of some more soon but in the meantime, anybody else like to embarrass themselves with such recently-overturned ignorance?

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:31 am

The owners of Channel 5 also own MTV.
That's why the provide most of the Z list celebrities that with clever editing, end up winning it
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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:20 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:The owners of Channel 5 also own MTV.
That's why the provide most of the Z list celebrities that with clever editing, end up winning it
Winning what? Channel 5, or MTV?
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:19 pm

Good thread. There must be quite a few things I can think of. Just not right now.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:00 pm

Oops left off CBB.
On another matter I thought all deaf people were insomniacs because their programmes are always on in the wee small hours.
Also thought that canned laughter was from a live studio audience.
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Post by Steven M. McCann » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:43 am

Apart from Match Of The Day, the BBC offers virtually nothing of interest to the average straight bloke.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:56 am

It was only fairly recently that I found out that Macbeth was a real king. I'd always assumed he was made up.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:34 pm

thought the Olympic games and the Six nations rugby was for heterosexual men.
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Post by Johnny Canuck » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:27 pm

Took me an embarrassingly long time to realise that the Internet and the World Wide Web were different things. Think I learned this when I was 14-15.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:16 pm

I thought Steven M McCann only talks bollocks
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:17 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:Took me an embarrassingly long time to realise that the Internet and the World Wide Web were different things. Think I learned this when I was 14-15.
I think that's the case for a lot of people.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:19 pm

I used to think that a buffoon was a type of animal. I also had no idea that a jackass actually was a type of animal.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Steven M. McCann » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:47 pm

The Six Nations is now shared with ITV.
The Olympics?
Swimming.... yawn,Rowing.....yawn,Cycling.....yawn,Women's Hockey.... yawn,Men's Diving.....yawn,Gymnastics..... yawn,Sailing....yawn,.....etc etc etc.
Especially for you Marc, EASTENDERS... YAWN,YAWN,YAWN!

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:45 pm

Top Gear, Robot wars, Peaky Blinders,Darts, Rugby League,Formula one, to name but a few
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Post by Mark Deeks » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:24 am

Do average straight blokes like stuff other than sport?
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Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:30 am

When an unsubscribe link on an email doesn't work (redirects to a non-existent page, or as I had recently, a page that refreshes every half a second so doesn't allow you to submit your email address), it's probably been done on purpose rather than being a site bug.

Similarly this may be why the "hide advert / why am I seeing this?" buttons on facebook don't do anything for the proliferation of adverts I've had recently.
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:48 am

Steven M. McCann wrote:Apart from Match Of The Day, the BBC offers virtually nothing of interest to the average straight bloke.
a) Shit, I'm a gay bloke, does that mean I have to stop watching it now?

b) The title of this thread is REALLY obvious things that you've just realised. Either, as I suspect, this is not a thing that in your opinion, you've just realised, because it would be a fairly surreal thing to sit up one morning and go "Actually, the BBC is shit", and therefore you're just using a light-hearted thread to have your customary unfunny pop at whatever your bugbear de jour is like some dull wind-up troll toy that's clearly been run over by the vacuum cleaner a few too many times, OR you've genuinely been sitting at the TV watching Eastenders and Songs of Praise for the last 30 years, because you think you're in some way SUPPOSED to enjoy everything that they have to offer, and finally had enough, in which case you really would be a colossal fuckknuckle and a candidate for the world's most mundane Darwin awards.

Go and put a bet on, dear. You'll feel much better.
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Post by Steven M. McCann » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:33 am

My original post was supposed to be lighthearted, but the complete overreaction by some on here (twisting my words to suit their own agendas) , suggests there may be more than a grain of truth in it.
"Real" Top Gear is now on Amazon, Formula 1 is now shared by C4 and Sky.
This forum is obviously far too PC for me, so cheerio everyone.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:05 pm

Mission accomplished
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Post by JimBentley » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:26 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I used to think that a buffoon was a type of animal. I also had no idea that a jackass actually was a type of animal.
Now this is the sort of thing I was looking for.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:03 pm

I always thought a buffalo was a bison
The difference is you can't wash your hands in a buffalo :D
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Post by sean d » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:21 am

Johnny Canuck wrote:Took me an embarrassingly long time to realise that the Internet and the World Wide Web were different things. Think I learned this when I was 14-15.
The difference is in no way obvious, imo, and I speak as an IT professional who's been on the internet (or maybe WWW) pretty much every day for the last 15 years.

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Post by JimBentley » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:17 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:...The title of this thread is REALLY obvious things that you've just realised.
Yeah, a couple of people - mentioning no names - seem to have misinterpreted the point of this thread.

Anyway, back on topic. Until a few years ago, I used to think that this song (sorry for the poor quality of the video btw) was just a standard (and very catchy) disco song, very much of its time, but nothing more:

Turns out she was actually a porn star and if you listen to the lyrics, it's so obviously about making a porn film that I can't believe I didn't realise it sooner.

And as a special bonus feature, at 2 minutes 20 seconds it has the sample that OMC's "Steal Your Sunshine" was based on! I only just realised that so there you have two for the price of one! Don't say I don't spoil you.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:30 pm

Except it's called "Steal My Sunshine" and it was by Len...
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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:29 am

OMG , OMD lol
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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:33 am

I thought the title of this thread meant things that should be obvious to you when it ACTUALLY means things that are obvious to EVERYONE else, which by the way is probably less than 20% of posts on here
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:35 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:It was only fairly recently that I found out that Macbeth was a real king. I'd always assumed he was made up.
This is a genuine question and not a piss take, is MacBeth a history play ?
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Post by JimBentley » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:45 am

JimBentley wrote:...at 2 minutes 20 seconds it has the sample that OMC's "Steal Your Sunshine" was based on!
Meh, easy mistake to make. Both three-letter band names, each had one reasonably big hit and one other not very big hit in the lateish 1990s then disappeared (as far as the UK charts are concerned, anyway). I think I can live with being slightly wrong.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:20 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:It was only fairly recently that I found out that Macbeth was a real king. I'd always assumed he was made up.
This is a genuine question and not a piss take, is MacBeth a history play ?
Well, I don't think it's an accurate historical record of events. I think it's normally classified as a tragedy. But anyway, I'm still not sure if it is common knowledge that Macbeth was a real king or not.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:44 am

well I always thought Robin Hood was a myth.
Also used to think that the old testament was written before Christ was born
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Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:45 am

Leather doesn't come from the same cows that beef does. (I always assumed it was a side product, like pork scratchings.)

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Post by Mark Deeks » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:55 am

The alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune, and Baa Baa Black Sheep basically is too.
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Post by JimBentley » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:41 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:The alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune, and Baa Baa Black Sheep basically is too.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ah!_vous_dirai-je,_maman

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Post by Ian Volante » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:47 am

Steven M. McCann wrote:My original post was supposed to be lighthearted, but the complete overreaction by some on here (twisting my words to suit their own agendas) , suggests there may be more than a grain of truth in it.
"Real" Top Gear is now on Amazon, Formula 1 is now shared by C4 and Sky.
This forum is obviously far too PC for me, so cheerio everyone.
I think getting called for being a gobshite has very little to do with being PC or otherwise.
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:13 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:The alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune, and Baa Baa Black Sheep basically is too.
This is the first one that's blown my mind.

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Post by JimBentley » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:35 pm

Everyone must have heard at least one version of this, for example, as it's been around forever (i.e. it's from before I was born and yes I am aware of the cultural bias involved there) and has been used so many times for so many different things.

Some of you might know The Shins, they're an American band whose first album "Oh, Inverted World" was relatively popular. It was released in 2001 and whilst I didn't get hold of it then, I've had it for over a decade. And I've only just realised that one of the singles from the album - "New Slang" - uses the same melody for its intro and outro as the main melody used in "Love Is Blue".

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:59 pm

Typical PC Bellend, calling anyone who has a different opinion to them names, there's quite a few on here.
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I'm perfectly prepared for you to call Zarte a bellend but I will NOT tolerate him being called PC.
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Steven M. McCann wrote:My original post was supposed to be lighthearted, but the complete overreaction by some on here (twisting my words to suit their own agendas) , suggests there may be more than a grain of truth in it.
"Real" Top Gear is now on Amazon, Formula 1 is now shared by C4 and Sky.
This forum is obviously far too PC for me, so cheerio everyone.
Cheerio.
Steven M. McCann wrote:Typical PC Bellend, calling anyone who has a different opinion to them names, there's quite a few on here.
Hurting about losing the "Baking" to C4 are you!
Ahh, the old "flounced and nobody gave a fuck so I'm back".

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Post by Steven M. McCann » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:24 pm

Actually Jon, I WAS finished with this forum, but it was brought to my attention that the cowardly fuck, Vagcuntie, 9 days later, finally thought it was now safe to start calling me names!

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Post by JimBentley » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:28 pm

Steven M. McCann is actually a real poster, not an internet persona invented to troll the board. Honestly, I've only just realised!

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:12 pm

JimBentley wrote:Steven M. McCann is actually a real poster, not an internet persona invented to troll the board. Honestly, I've only just realised!
Citation needed.
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Jon O'Neill wrote:
Steven M. McCann wrote:Typical PC Bellend, calling anyone who has a different opinion to them names, there's quite a few on here.
Hurting about losing the "Baking" to C4 are you!
Ahh, the old "flounced and nobody gave a fuck so I'm back".

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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:54 pm

I am wondering if Stephen is suffering from some sort of mental illness.
Having been there done that got the straight jacket.
I speak from past experience.
Especially those that remember sanctumgate etc.
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Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:26 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:it was brought to my attention

Shit, we've got a mole!

I for one welcome Steven's reappearance. Without it, we would not have seen Ian called Vagcuntie, and I would have pissed myself laughing one less time than I have now.

inb4 it's actually fewer. It sounds stupid, I don't care
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:38 am

Interesting, but I'll have to look into that first rule in more detail - I'm not accepting it unquestioningly.

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:55 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Steven M. McCann wrote:it was brought to my attention

Shit, we've got a mole!

I for one welcome Steven's reappearance. Without it, we would not have seen Ian called Vagcuntie, and I would have pissed myself laughing one less time than I have now.

inb4 it's actually fewer. It sounds stupid, I don't care
That's possibly the best one I've had since primary school! And I apologise for being on holiday in the interim period and having to delay my comment. It has crossed my mind that I should be careful next time I go to the local supermarket though.
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Post by Paul Worsley » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:01 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:Leather doesn't come from the same cows that beef does. (I always assumed it was a side product, like pork scratchings.)
That pork scratchings were a side product of beef production.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:27 pm

Paul Worsley wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:Leather doesn't come from the same cows that beef does. (I always assumed it was a side product, like pork scratchings.)
That pork scratchings were a side product of beef production.
This comment has made my day :lol: :lol: :lol:
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JimBentley wrote:Everyone must have heard at least one version of this, for example, as it's been around forever (i.e. it's from before I was born and yes I am aware of the cultural bias involved there) and has been used so many times for so many different things.

Some of you might know The Shins, they're an American band whose first album "Oh, Inverted World" was relatively popular. It was released in 2001 and whilst I didn't get hold of it then, I've had it for over a decade. And I've only just realised that one of the singles from the album - "New Slang" - uses the same melody for its intro and outro as the main melody used in "Love Is Blue".
Out of curiosity, were you aware the original was a Eurovision entry?

I've only just realised this song is more widely known than for just being Luxembourg's fourth-placed entry from 1967.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD4ib9-laGY

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Post by JimBentley » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:37 pm

Martin Bishop wrote:
JimBentley wrote:Everyone must have heard at least one version of this, for example, as it's been around forever (i.e. it's from before I was born and yes I am aware of the cultural bias involved there) and has been used so many times for so many different things.

Some of you might know The Shins, they're an American band whose first album "Oh, Inverted World" was relatively popular. It was released in 2001 and whilst I didn't get hold of it then, I've had it for over a decade. And I've only just realised that one of the singles from the album - "New Slang" - uses the same melody for its intro and outro as the main melody used in "Love Is Blue".
Out of curiosity, were you aware the original was a Eurovision entry?

I've only just realised this song is more widely known than for just being Luxembourg's fourth-placed entry from 1967.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD4ib9-laGY
I did! I even knew it came fourth (only because I've written about it elsewhere relatively recently). But I didn't realise it was Luxembourg's entry, I'd just assumed it must have been France's, so cheers Martin!

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:51 pm

Yes in a four way tie
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Marc Meakin wrote:Yes in a four way tie
Ah well, at least Martin'll get my joke!

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:53 am

Hopefully not a really obvious one that I still haven't realised
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Post by JimBentley » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:23 am

Marc Meakin wrote:Hopefully not a really obvious one that I still haven't realised
Nah, it was just a very unfunny Euro-geeky "joke". You're right that Lulu won (in a four way tie) with "Boom Bang A Bang", but that was in 1967. Sandie Shaw's "Puppet On A String" won in 1967, which was the year Martin and I were on about.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:50 pm

If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird.
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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:56 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird.
I read that on some Buzz Feed thing fairly recently. So I tried it and it made no difference at all.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by JimBentley » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:14 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird.
I read that on some Buzz Feed thing fairly recently. So I tried it and it made no difference at all.
Do you mean that they still "curled up all weird"? Because if so, your Post-It notes must be of inferior quality, as I've never encountered this phenomenon, however I've peeled them off. And I used to sell the things, so I've used not only the branded ones, but also a wide range of imitations, so I know what I'm on about. Honest, I do! I know it sounds arrogant but I have extensive experience in this area.

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Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:34 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird.
I read that on some Buzz Feed thing fairly recently. So I tried it and it made no difference at all.
Do you mean that they still "curled up all weird"? Because if so, your Post-It notes must be of inferior quality, as I've never encountered this phenomenon, however I've peeled them off. And I used to sell the things, so I've used not only the branded ones, but also a wide range of imitations, so I know what I'm on about. Honest, I do! I know it sounds arrogant but I have extensive experience in this area.
Yep, sideways or frontwards on, they still curled up all weird.

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