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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    I'm at work .... very busy but also bored. Where is everyone?
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    Deal Of The Day! The Bargain thread...

    Ooh. I wonder if I could get a Trio+ to play with, That might be fun.:) ... ... remembers I don't have any money:(
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    I think there is a thing called grew-up-in-a-small-town syndrome It involves trying to be conform to someone else's idea of perfection to avoid the gossipmonger's attentions. It lingers long after you leave. My wife has it. I'd just like to say you don't have to do any such thing expectations or...
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    Downpicking rape.

    He was in a band called the Harlitones for a bit, they have a facebook page. I think they have split up now. He used to look like this.
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    Yes I think that a word, especially a slang word, has many meanings depending on context. Many, as you say, were general insults which had no relationship with the actual meaning or the implied meaning. I remember a comedian doing a sketch about the word 'wanker' not being an insult as it...
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    Everyone's complaining about all of the price increases but....

    Agree. It's both easier to make stuff that works and harder to make a profit making stuff that doesn't work. 'beginner' instuments are much better than they used to be.
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    Everyone's complaining about all of the price increases but....

    I think this too. In the seventies they could get away with a lot especially through catalogues. There where companies famous for making things that didn't work (Ronco, KTel I'm looking at you). If they tried to sell that crap now they would just get it straight back full refund. Over here the...
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    As someone who went to school in the 70's I can't tell you number of racial, homophobic, misogynistic and otherwise offensive terms that where in common use. Every kind of life choice and disability had it's own slur. Funnily enough the common epithets for gay were more about not being 'manly'...
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    Music Junkie in Leicester closed down. There is now only one music shop in Leicester.
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    One The of most influential people in electric guitar dies, RIP Jim Dunlop

    RIP. There has always been a selection in my pockets, on my desk, on the floor ...
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    I've written this three times already and realised none of it needs saying. Keep strong and remember what is important and what isn't. If you feel like venting sometimes I (and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying this) wouldn't mind reading through 10 pages of swearing in ALL CAPS if it would help.
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    I saw a band at a pub gig once and the singer arrived after the band had set up and was only carrying a tiny custom flight case. The case was just big enough for the SM57 and cable it contained.
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    The Car Thread

    At a stretch I could just about afford the paint upgrade. The rest of the car would have to wait. Edit. The UK Volkswagen website has only the 8 base colours and most of those aren't available. You can have it in grey only. I don't think they have set the website up for it yet.
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    David Gilmour’s Black Strat (and others) up for auction...

    OK. Fun sweepstake for how much the Black Strat goes for. Nearest wins. I'm going for $250,000
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    The One More Song Game

    Back in the USSR - Beatles
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    The One More Song Game

    Born Slippy - Underworld
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    The One More Song Game

    Born Under a Bad Sign - Cream
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    Cheap toasters usually clip together and are made of cheap materials that don't like repeated handling and don't age well. Easy and cheap to put together but if you try to take it apart you need to spring the clips and they break. It's not that it is deliberately made not come apart it is...
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    It's much cheaper to design/build things that go together easily rather than things that go together and come apart easily. That's just industrial design. It's usually possible to get an equivalent product that is made to last a long time and be maintainable but it costs a hell of a lot more...
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    The "What pissed you off today" thread

    Car ads have gone the way of perfume ads. Nothing about the product just a suggestion of a 'lifestyle'. Irritating.
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