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Old 10-04-2006, 03:36 PM   #41
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...So lucky

When you're on the train and you pass Nuneaton, besides from vomit, there's something else you should do. Duck. chavs throw bricks, eggs and perhaps ducks* at trains. I hate life. *cust self*...*hits wall*

*Some time last year, a group of proper solard boshin' chavs decided to stick a screwdriver through a Duck's head. Then play football with it. They took the screwdriver out of it's head and left it there to die. The sad thing is, as if that wasn't sad enough, was that the Duck lived on for a few days... poor bastard.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:54 AM   #42
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*cust self*
Isn't that rather hard without specialist equipment?

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:28 AM   #43
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WTF, man? Why do you islanders have German supermarkets?
Aldi
Netto
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:49 AM   #44
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Never heard of Lidl, but as for the rest... um, because those German companies wanted to branch out to other countries so they could maybe make more money. Just a thought.

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:14 PM   #45
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Becuase English supermarkets are crap. Apart from ASDA, which is English, despite the Walmart crap.
And no, it isn't hard. Essentially, all you need is a safetey harness and a parachute, but an elastic rope wouldn't go amiss.
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:32 PM   #46
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Tesco and Sainsburys aren't exactly bad, with the former doing some excellent breads and the latter having a superb selection of pizzas. Do you even go shopping anyway?


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Old 10-05-2006, 07:38 PM   #47
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The reason the Germans came to England is because they realised we are a lazy people, and our low work ethics could be supplanted by high wages and a puritanical approach to selling food. Aldi has some nice stuff, to be honest.


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Old 10-06-2006, 04:56 AM   #48
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Tesco and Sainsburys aren't exactly bad, with the former doing some excellent breads and the latter having a superb selection of pizzas. Do you even go shopping anyway?
Very true about Tesco's. Wouldn't know about Sainsbury's, I've shopped there years ago, but as it turns out, no matter where I move to, there doesn't seem to be one within walking distance of my apartment (whereas my local 24 hour super Tesco's is a stones throw away). I tend to go to either Tesco's or Netto for my shopping needs, Netto if I just need something basic, fast and cheap, Tesco's for quality and a wider selection (and, on occasion, hot food).

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Old 10-06-2006, 01:43 PM   #49
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I thought Tesco's had a better selection of bread too, until I compared Tesco's Tiger Bread to ASDA's Tiger Bread...

Tesco's:
Good points: It's Tigery "pattern" makes for a good sandwhich, and while it is difficut to cut to size with a normal knife, it does toast well.
Bad points: It tastes like sugar.

ASDA:
Good points: You can smell its tongue tingling aroma from literally metres away, even when cold. And damn is it nice. Also, the good points for Tesco's bread apply here too.
Bad points: It costs... well, ok, it tastes really... it has.... OK, it doesn't really have any bad points.

Edit:
It has just occured to me that people everywhere, including me, seem to day "Tesco's" rather than "Tesco", which is it's proper name, which I just realised (or remembered) thanks to an advert on TV. Heh.
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Old 10-06-2006, 02:33 PM   #50
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I like the pizzas ASDA make for you. They'll literally do anything you ask and it still works out cheap. You're there like "No, not cheddar this time - Mexican cheese! I want someone to find me some jalapeños. And instead of plain old chicken, let's go for the one which has been marinaded in spices. Yeah, that's the stuff."

ASDA is the cheapest, which I like. Sainsbury's is the most expensive, but it's also the most 'high class*' (even if it doesn't always taste the best) and Tesco is just a wannabe cross between them both. Morrison's is underrated.

* - Marks and Spencer doesn't count.


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Old 10-06-2006, 03:29 PM   #51
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I'd probably go to Morrisons more but the only one in Mansfield is on the outskirts, near the hospital. ASDA and Tesco on the other hand are more like a 15-minute walk away. I recall Morrisons doing nice hot chicken on their chicken counter though.

As for the bread issue, while I agree that ASDA's tiger bread is superior, the normal breads aren't. Of course I guess this could all depend on the bakers at the particular shop, since whenever I buy ASDA's tiger bread it seems to be a bit different each time. Sometimes it'll be drowned in the stuff they put on, while sometimes it'll be a bit more like normal bread.


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Old 10-08-2006, 04:31 PM   #52
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Can you have pizzas with no cheese? I dont like cheese...
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:38 PM   #53
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:10 PM   #54
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aldi is the strangest grocery store i've ever been in, ever. even dominicks is more normal than aldi. even trader joe's.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:18 PM   #55
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:12 PM   #56
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shhh...you're not supposed to tell anyone that. i thought we had an agreement.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:52 AM   #57
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Marks and Spencer doesn't count.
Gah! What's the point in Marks and Spencer's food shops? Their stuff is exactly the same as the stuff I can get in Tesco's except a quid dearer.

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Old 10-09-2006, 11:03 AM   #58
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The best most unexpected meal I ever had while being on the island: canned spaghetti on toast. Seriously. Too bad it was only one toast and like half a small can of spaghetti (I mean *for dinner*) and there were like cat hairs on it too .

Besides that, you gotta love fish'n'chips and turkey pie with peas. The best breakfast I ever had was ham&eggs at Sgt. Peppers. The worst thing was spaghetti and sauce from black olives. This sauce was purple and smelled like barf. .. Wait, that was Venice.

What I want to say is: If you want a hundred meters of ketchup in bottles in a shelf, go to Sainsbury's. If you seek any random product, except space ships, but even male sex dolls, goto Sainsbury's, and you'll find at least one item which also says Sainsbury's on it. Weird. On the other hand, who'd buy a space ship that says Sainsbury's on it?


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Old 10-09-2006, 12:17 PM   #59
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The best most unexpected meal I ever had while being on the island: canned spaghetti on toast. Seriously. Too bad it was only one toast and like half a small can of spaghetti (I mean *for dinner*) and there were like cat hairs on it too .
Dude, the Saturday before last my rent came out and due to a small bank error, I was left with £2.20 for groceries for the next week (yeah, we laughed to). Long story short, save for the cat hair, you just described my meals for the next 5 days.

I now have money and enough food to last me till Armageddon, so I'm sorted now, but I just thought it was ironic that you would mention the meal I've now grown sick of.

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Old 10-09-2006, 12:41 PM   #60
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If you can fly to France and back (from England) for 2p, just imagine what you could do with £2.20. Oh, and a small tip: If you ever become homeless, ask for spare notes rather than change. I heard this woman on the radio who was a multimillionairess who won millions of pounds on the lottery on top of her multimillionairedness. A homeless guy asked for spare change and she gave him all the spare change she had, 32p. If he'd asked for spare notes, he would have got five grand, literally. She gave this fat git called Duncan Donuts a thousand pounds just because he asked for it as a joke, so I imagine she'd give a homeless person five thousand...

Yeah. I'll just let that sink in.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:51 AM   #61
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If you can fly to France and back (from England) for 2p, just imagine what you could do with £2.20.
Um, I guess you don't know about Airport tax then...

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Old 10-10-2006, 05:11 AM   #62
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I just thought it was ironic that you would mention the meal I've now grown sick of.
Oh, err. I still eat this from time to time. Of course with nothing canned on or in it, only fresh ingredients and all. I mean. Without the hairs. Oh, and on a side note, and while Fealiks is mentioning France, I visited my friend, who is from Sardinia, yesterday and we ate a local specialty, snails. That was great.


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Old 10-10-2006, 06:30 AM   #63
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Oh, err. I still eat this from time to time. Of course with nothing canned on or in it, only fresh ingredients and all. I mean. Without the hairs
So... you eat toast? Yeah, I eat toast too...

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Old 10-10-2006, 07:19 AM   #64
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Uuh. Yes. Toast. .. With spaghetti on it. Like my grandma did them. When I was a young. She got the recipe from her grandma. I still didn't find out why my grandma's ma and my ma didn't got the recipe. Hm.


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Old 10-10-2006, 07:38 AM   #65
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Hmm okay. That just seems a little odd to me, but I guess it could be normal in Germany... or I'm just weird. I mean canned spaghetti I can understand because it's chopped up small and in some form of tomato sauce, but actual spaghetti made fresh just seems weird. I mean as far as spag bol goes, go right ahead, but on toast? Whatever.

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Old 10-10-2006, 08:59 AM   #66
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What do you mean - Germany? I do this in my kitchen!?

Whatever. See, whenever I cook spaghetti, I cook plenty of it. By plenty you're supposed to think of at least 10 but more like the thousandfold of it. In case of the most unlikely case, which would be where I don't eat them all, I might not eat them all. This is why there's always plan B on the ready, and plan B basically says I will eat them later. Now, when it's later, maybe them spaghettis are cold already, this is when it's later than the later which plan B was originally originated for. This usually is also the case if I waited to long for some plan B activating event. So I immediatly run plan C which roughly involves a pan with the aforementioned cold spaghetti and the rest of the sauce in it _and_ parts of plan B.
Hm. But sometimes I feel the urge to do something really crazy. Then I simply switch plan C and D.
And we all know what plan D looks like, right? Right. -- Go out and bilk a hooker - throw the money at her and run away. Then return home, chop the spaghetti in the pan, heat them, eat them .. on toast.


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Old 10-10-2006, 09:42 AM   #67
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It... all makes sense now?

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Old 10-10-2006, 10:05 AM   #68
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Why certainly! I will not have visited the UK for nothing but the experience. I have seen all things British: The Laserdrome, Alien Wars, the food, Liverpool, Victoria Station after a bomb, no pub from the inside after 11pm, the vomitting pigeon in front of a museum featuring odours, hsnehsne castle, nghangha cathedral, dfjudfju cave, the beautiful girl, the spanish girl, ice beer and two jets flying in a canyon.


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Old 10-10-2006, 10:55 AM   #69
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no pub from the inside after 11pm

Really? Us Britons manage it. As long as they don't sell beer and let you out through the back door, the pubs can't get in trouble (we still get beer after 11, but settle the bill the following morning).

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I used to have canned spaghetti on toast all the time... not buttered toast, though, just canned spagghetied toast. I thought it was pretty normal... but then again, my taost antics are far from normal. I have developed a way of eating it that makes it loads better, and I always forget I'm doing it when I'm in front of people which is a nice little ice-breaker. Here's how to eat toast my way:
• Eat off the crusts
• Squeeze the toast so that the warm, liquid butter rises out of the bread
• With your teeth, scrape off the buttery bread that you have just squeezed.
• Repeat the first and second step.
• Keep repeating them until all you have left is the back of the toast.
• Roll this crusty treat up tightly.
• Scrape it on the residual buttery crums you have left on the plate (If there isn't any, you are not a man)
• Eat.

Seriously, try it.

Oh, and ray, the plural of spaghetti is spaghetti [spag-get-eye]
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:41 PM   #71
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A lot of pubs stay open till midnight or 1am now. Country pubs always did, even before the licensing laws changed, because no-one ever enforced them.


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Old 10-10-2006, 08:00 PM   #72
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Pubs stay open all night when elTee is there, but that's because they're too afraid to ask him to leave.


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Old 10-11-2006, 05:32 AM   #73
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Maybe because his shirt says "I don't leave for 11pm!" ;~

I don't go very often into pubs or bars anyway, especially not weekdays. So I couldn't care less about their closing times. Exceptionally there is this bar with kind of a garden and open air cinema I occasionally happened to find myself this summer. It usually stayed open from friday afternoon to monday morning or sometimes even tuesday. The places I tend to go to on weekends hardly close before 10am, wasn't to bad to have a place where you could go before and/or after clubs, watch the world cup or all at once.


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Old 10-20-2006, 11:34 PM   #74
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Lets just say I rather despise the city I live in, mostly hippies and homeless people, and the Mayor is a big ****ing drunk. If we didn't have a port we wouldn't be here.
Oh yah, there is this
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Yo- your city has a boat?

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Old 10-22-2006, 04:41 PM   #76
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2 0f them, and that bridge. This is the only one like it, unless they're lying to us.
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Wow, my town doesn't have a boat... it has the river anchor though, which is where Terry Pratchett got the inspiration for the river Ankh. Best thing about where I live, that is.
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We have lots of boats. It's the ****ing Great Lakes.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:42 PM   #79
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Oh man, I bet it's just like that Grand Theft Auto game! The part with the boats.

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A math teacher I had 4 years ago once got stranded on a slab of ice 50 feet across out on the lake. The ****ing coast gaurd ended up saving him.
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