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Walesdad

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  1. Walesdad

    The Ramones......

    I reckon so.I've got into them late,mainly thanks to my twenty year old daughter who loves them,but I can't stop playing the 'Anthology'double cd.I defy anyone not to feel just a bit better after hearing stuff like 'Beat On The Brat','Sheena Is A Punk Rocker' or 'California Sun'.Any other fans of da brudders out there?One,two,three,four.......
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    Lou Reed...........

    The G word is not one that I normally use,we all know that it is thrown around in every direction today,but I have to make an exception right here and now.Does anyone else think that Lou Reed is a songwriting genius?And I mean,genius.I don't know a lot of his solo stuff,but some of his songs for the Velvet Underground were stunning,and I've got a theory that if he had really wanted to,he could have had hit single after hit single.Tracks like,"I'll Be Your Mirror","Pale Blue Eyes","Sunday Morning" and "I'm Sticking With You" are just beautiful songs and the flipside to compositions like,"White Light,White Heat","Heroin","Murder Mystery" and "Sister Ray".For me,the man deserves more recognition.Any views?
  3. No way of proving this one catagorically one way or the other.I've got to admit that I waver between,"When you see some of the appalling things going on in the world,how can there be a God?",to "When you look at all the diversity of life on the planet and all the real beauty all around us,surely it can't be the result of pure chance".Anymore for anymore?
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    Nuclear power,yay or nay?

    With the ongoing situation in Japan,should the world keep on developing and using nuclear power?Any opinions?
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    HOW DO YOU REACT TO AN ACCIDENT?

    One morning,around about thirty years ago,I was sitting in my building site canteen.I'm having a last look at the sports page just before we all have to go out to work.In walks the site manager with some very sad news.One of the assistant managers,who was a reasonable age,we were told had died in his sleep the night before.The vast majority of us were pretty stunned by this and muttered the usual platitudes.One of the lads however,absolutely burst out laughing and couldn't stop.I only mention this to illustrate the different way people react to a tragedy.The lad laughing meant no harm or disrespect I'm sure,it was just his first reaction.My reaction depends on the circumstances.Basically,nobody badly hurt?You can have a laugh.Someone badly hurt?Respectful silence.
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    Political correctness

    Dan,I usually have a look at your posts.They are normally good for a smirk as I feel that a good bit of what you post is pretty tongue in cheek but now and again you go off the rails.Well mate,you've left the tracks days ago with some of the stuff your banging out lately.For the love of Mike,all Irish and Welsh people do not HATE the English.Of course I want to see Wales hammer you in every sporting event going,thats only natural,but HATE you and your part of Great Britain?Never.Working in the building trade all my life,I've also come across a good number of Irish lads.The vast majority,even allowing for the history between the islands of Ireland and the U.K., feel exactly the same way as myself.Maybe you've had bad experiences with people in the past,I don't know,but don't tar us all with the same brush because we are all not the same.The one area I could find some agreement with you on this subject is the Scots.To virtually a man they do indeed hate the English,and I mean hate.It doesn't stop the so and so's all leaving Scotland to chase the money when they have too mind you,but maybe that's me being cynical.Changing the subject a bit,let them have that "independence".They'll be bankrupt within six months.Anyhow that's enough from me,proud to be Welsh,proud to be British.
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    Pet Peeves

    "Whatever".That phrase makes me want to kill the person who has just uttered it.
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    Political correctness

    You know how in Britain we are all part of some "community" or other,except those that have no wish to be part of the wider British community,well I read some dope actually refering to,and I quote,"....the sex offender community".
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    High School

    Many congratulations.Advice?As your parents have undoubtable already told you,don't drink too much and DO NOT TAKE DRUGS.Have a great life.
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    Pet Peeves

    118 degrees!!!God almighty,you cook the food at those temperatures not shop for it.
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    Television Commercials

    In the U.K. there are four channels (BBC 1,2,3 and funnily enough 4) that show no commercials whatsoever.I hardly watch TV these days,but with the honourable exception of TCM,anything I do watch is usually on those channels.I cannot abide the bombarding of the viewer by the adverts on TV now,any film is,for me,virtually unwatchable on one of the commercial channels and almost all the programmes have no interest for me whatsoever.Regarding the ads themselves,I do not remember ever buying a product after seeing a TV commercial.Maybe its me,but we all have a multitude of channels to choose from but the programmes are complete lowest common denominator trash.
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    space station on mars?

    It's a Tesco Extra.
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    ALICE COOPER

    Thanks for posting this,it looks a great item but way out of my price range for what they'll charge for it in the U.K.I hope they put out a economy version with just the music.
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    Pet Peeves

    The culprits are usually women.Why,oh why when they shop in a supermarket can they not move their bl***y trolley out of the way of the middle of the aisle.If only they could,every other poor soul in the place would be able to get past them.Drives me around the twist,end of rant.
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    Intelligent Design or Pure Chance.........

    Spidersandsnakes,governments have no money except what they accrue from taxpayers.As a taxpayer in the U.K.,where I am ripped off left,right and centre with a quarter of my wages taken away from me even before I get it,why the **** should I subsidise someone elses wife/partner/soul mate etc,so that she can stay home and more than likely produce more kids for the rest of the population to pay for?
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    Crazy Kid Stuff

    I never made a tennis ball canon,but a few of us did once roll a very large snowball,and I mean large,into the lift of the ten storey block of flats where I lived and threw it off the balcony on floor ten.Upon landing it literally sounded like I would imagine a bomb going off would sound like.Any car underneath would have been crushed,anyone in the car would have been pulverised.Oh happy days.
  17. I've not heard every note he's ever played but the only thing I've ever liked by the man,apart from some of the tracks on '461 Ocean Boulevard ',is his guitar playing on the 'Live Peace In Toronto',Plastic Ono Band album.The word blistering does it justice.Now can you keep your ass out of this forum mate?
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    Intelligent Design or Pure Chance.........

    I've not mentioned plate tectonics or volcanism,what I did mention was how can a terrible event like the Japanese tragedy be due to free will.As someone who has proclaimed that I am still split down the middle concerning belief in God,what sort of almighty creator is it that is willing to see the destruction of tens of thousands of his innocent creations in return for others gaining anything from that destruction?I can't answer it Brad and I don't think you can either.
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    Intelligent Design or Pure Chance.........

    With respect friend,how is the recent devastation in Japan say,anything to do with free will.
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    What Made You Happy today?

    What with a squad that includes a Dutch keeper,a Spanish full back,an Italian centre forward,a Hun supporting Sweaty Sock midfielder,a few players from the incorrect side of that Bridge and even the odd Welshman,I don't know if there would be any advantage to be had from such a rule (not that we are not 100% a Welsh club mind ).Not a bad idea though all the same mate.
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    Crazy Kid Stuff

    I cannot top this list, but in the spirit in which it was composed I'd like to add the following : We climbed trees. We talked to strangers (they invariably talked back). We rode our bikes and skateboards on the road. We made swings with length's of rope dangling from trees over streams. We got filthy dirty. We played out all day until the street lights came on in the evening. On October 28th ,if your street had a patch of grass on it somewhere,you built a bonfire on it. On November 5th you set fire to it.No adults need be present. We swore and thought it was great. We heard an adult swear and thought it was awful. We all thought wrestling was a real sport.
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    What Made You Happy today?

    Nice words Dan,muchos gracias.I don't think the club will change the way they play,wether the opposition will allow them to play that way is another thing.I'm also under no illusions about the job the Swans will have in trying to stay in that division,but it's going to be great seeing the likes of Spurs,Liverpool,the two Manchester's and Arsenal coming down to my neck of the woods.With a bit of luck,they'll be so buggered up after the journey down they won't have any energy left to play.
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    Crazy Kid Stuff

    Your original list was great Brad,so much of it rang a distant memory bell for me,but your comments above brought back the memory of my Mother deciding to decorate the living room.I should add that I was brought up by my divorced Mother and my Grandfather,both of whom smoked like chimneys.Not just any old chimneys either,the nastiest,smokiest chimneys that it is possible to be.Anyway,the room was so nicotine stained (and of course as it was a gradual process,nobody noticed) that when she moved all the pictures and mirrors off the walls to paint,we had a perfect outline of them on the walls exactly where they hung.Christ,today I'd have been taken into care.
  24. It makes me bloody puke when he's refered to as a "blues legend".A good copyist nothing more and if he was any further in the middle of the road he'd be run over.
  25. Careful now,you'll be getting complaints.
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