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  1. #6951
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Really? I thought only blokes went in for "chubby chasing"
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    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

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  2. #6952
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    Not much fat on me then mate, as the pics show - and the 'chubby' was, erm, adequate, too!

    Anyway, it's about time you dug out some old pics and showed us how much of a 'sex on a stick' you were back then [minus poor, shrivelled 'wee Percy'] of course

    Marco.
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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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  3. #6953
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post


    Not much fat on me then mate, as the pics show - and the 'chubby' was, erm, adequate, too!

    Anyway, it's about time you dug out some old pics and showed us how much of a 'sex on a stick' you were back then [minus poor, shrivelled 'wee Percy'] of course

    Marco.
    plenty on me. cant get into my suit oh well a diet i guess...
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “I like my whisky old and my women young.” – "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  4. #6954
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    Thing is folks go on and on about stuff being fenced off, shut down etc. the real reason that we all seem to be wrapped in cotton wool these days isn't because the powers that be are concerned about our welfare but about little Johnny's mum taking him to court because little Johnny was playing where he shouldn't and hurt himself. The simple fact is back when we were kids if you hurt yourself playing regardless of where it was it was your fault, whereas now we have adopted the American blame culture so that every accident is someone else's fault
    Yes exactly. Once they permitted no-win-no fee (aka 'ambulance chasing') in this country that was the start of it. People said it would happen and who was the PM at the time? Tony Blair - former lawyer. What does his wife do for a living? Lawyer. Plus all the other MPs who are lawyers. And whose mates will be lawyers, and all the law firms lobbying them.

    Okay so the argument was supposed to be that poor people would be able to get justice, which is fair enough. But the unintended negative consequences have been massive, both financially and societally.
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  5. #6955
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    ...whereas now we have adopted the American blame culture so that every accident is someone else's fault
    Precisely this. That was a huge error on this country's part, but of course so many view the world now as 'I want I want I want' and don't give a toss about the consequences of their 'compensation' wrangling.
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  6. #6956
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Out of interest, what year/era are you describing, Paul?

    I'm pretty sure we had a colour TV from around the early 70s, simply because I can remember watching Dr Who (and John Pertwee) in colour, and we always had a phone in the hallway. We had central heating and (Everest) double glazing installed in the late 70s, so no frozen windows, and even before that I always had s small 'Dimplex' electric heater in my bedroom, so the room was never that cold, plus a coal fire in the lounge

    And as for chippies, my dad had two of his own!

    Marco.
    Hello Marco,
    It was the mid to late sixties, We never had a colour tv until the mid-seventies and a phone not untill the mid-eighties, but as they say 'what you dont have you dont miss'. To own 2 chippies you must have been very popular . The other thing I seem remember, is that there were no or very few overweight kids about unlike today, when I see so many that shall we say are overweight to put it mildly which is rather sad really.
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  7. #6957
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    Totally agree, Paul. Never seen so many wee fatties wobbling around. Short of some sort of medical condition, there's really no excuse to be so overweight at that age, but it's because the lazy wee buggers don't MOVE enough, as they're always sat in front of their bloody screens!!

    Probably the same as you, when I was that age, I was outside running around/cycling or whatever, from morning till night, and had BAGS of energy! Now all you hear is that they're 'tired' [doing WHAT exactly?] or 'bored'...

    Of course there are exceptions, but the basic fact is that a poor (highly calorific) diet + lack of exercise/sedentary lifestyle = FATTY Bellafonte. Not sure what the answer is either... And it's many of the adults today, too!

    Don't know how you survived without a landline phone until the mid-80s, though...

    I presume you had a call box near you that wasn't doubling as a public loo!

    Marco.
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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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  8. #6958
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    I think colour tellies became available in the UK about 1967 or 68. I was born in 68 and don't recall us ever having a black and white telly so my old man must have been an early adopter, but he was always well into his telly.

    Rented of course, they cost as much as a car to buy back then.
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  9. #6959
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    not sure when we got colour. uk got it in 69, so im guessing around then or next year or so. say 1970/71. tv used to be just 2 channels on 405 lines, then bbc2 came out but only on 625.. that was just a bit before colour
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “I like my whisky old and my women young.” – "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #6960
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    Yeah, that sounds about right, although we owned ours. My parents were very anti-debt, or paying anything up... If they couldn't afford to buy something outright, they went without.

    But through hard work, my dad's businesses paid well, so that was rarely the case. I remember the TVs in those days though being about as reliable as the workmanship of a British Leyland worker!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

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