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why did no bugger tell me?

Postby Clayface » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:11 am

Flicking through my TV guide last night I see 'The Great War' on BBC4

'Holy fuck!' I cry.. episode 23 of 26????

How the hell did I not notice this was on? and have you all been happily watching it and keeping schtum? Swine!

So I watched 'The World at War' again. which is good..... But ahh, I have not seen 'The Great War' since I was a nipper....
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:21 am

What I don't get with the first world war is, if it was so bloody terrible, why do they call it 'Great'?
Doesn't sound all that great to me, sounds like it was awful.
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby Clayface » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:18 am

A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:Doesn't sound all that great to me, sounds like it was awful.


I half-suspect that, like Childbirth, there is a whole 'make it sound worse than it is' conspiracy.

Much as women are told at the secret ante-natal classes "This is your chance to put your husband in debt to you for ever - make a fuss, scream, act like it really really stings, really go for it!" when in fact giving birth is less painful than a paper cut*, I reckon after 4 years enjoying the outdoor life, camping out, sing-songs round the fire, well fed, regular pay, free uniform and lots of sex with French Girls, the demobbing men were called in and told "Tell everyone back home it was bloody awful, or they will be dead jealous. If you don't think you are up to sustaining the act, just go all quiet and 'not talk about it.' Right chaps, whose up for another game of quoits before we have to go back to blighty?"

*you never see antelope screaming and carrying on, do you? The baby just topples out while they are eating grass most of the time. Painful? my arse.
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:38 am

And don't forget the friendly games of footie with the opposition.
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby Clayface » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:56 am

A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:And don't forget the friendly games of footie with the opposition.


what sort of childbirths do you go to? sounds ace! Kickabouts in a tiled room full of hanging drippers and tin trays full of goo are always challenging but fun. Fast-Food Kitchen Footie is a lost art.
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:05 pm

We're not the first to see football as a metaphor for childbirth...

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/peep ... er-plumber
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby --- » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:15 pm

Sane Max wrote:Fast-Food Kitchen Footie is a lost art.


...but not as much fun as cockroach volleyball
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:16 pm

Or hedgehog tennis.
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby UrbanWulf » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:35 pm

Electric Eel Tug-o-War is the best.
Stuttering guns pounding ever nearer
Pounding faster than a heart in fever
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Re: why did no bugger tell me?

Postby Clayface » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:04 pm

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