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by Avon
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jumping Generations
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Jumping Generations

Thinking about it a bit more I feel it may have been a rather clever euphemism - nice one, Avon!! If I am correct, there was supposed to be a court hearing in December, but I have never seen any reports. David :shock: Sorry, I was being a bit scurrilous. I must admit to a morbid fascination with th...
by Avon
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jumping Generations
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Jumping Generations

That reminds me. What's the status of the legal case against some alleged generation jumping at CH in the 1990s?
by Avon
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 8154

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

I'm with JR. I also need to revisit my understanding of the word offensive it would seem? Personally, I found Thatcher awfully offensive, particularly after the 'no such thing as society' quote. I find it more offensive when people try to stifle the opinions of others with faux-offence. Hope this he...
by Avon
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1733

Re: celebrity culture

As it happens, the real greats of my adolescence are still alive: Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry. But I doubt whether the news media will get quite so hysterical when they pop off. The generation that venerated such artists no longer pulls the strings at NME and MM. Th...
by Avon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is There Another Old Blues' Forum Elsewhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Is There Another Old Blues' Forum Elsewhere?

I think there's an OB Tinder group; you just swipe away until you find it.
by Avon
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 8154

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

Postings from Brown cause a scramble To decipher his long-winded ramble. His scattergun thought Has the listener caught, As in a dense thicket of bramble. A shade of pot and kettle, considering your rambling missives to the broadsheets, followed by your massively conceited reposting of them on the ...
by Avon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 353
Views: 23459

Re: Politics

If you'll excuse the literal Droste Effect, I'd like to be opaque about my use of the word opaque, simply to observe that it neatly encapsulates a range of reasons why a tertiary education might not be in order. Being a matelot and not a pongo, I was never subjected to such coarseness on the parade ...
by Avon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 353
Views: 23459

Re: Politics

I think it is elitist to rail against History of Art; it has been a proven means of getting jolly nice but fundamentally opaque children to university for many years.

Also were it not for HofA, Kate Middleton wouldn't have been able to chase William all the way to St Andrews and get her man.
by Avon
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 353
Views: 23459

Re: Politics

Replying to Sejintenej - I wasn't really referring to CH, I was talking more about the elite, expensive public schools where these days they seem to have state of the art drama, music and arts centres and coaches to match. Meanwhile, the state schools get trimmed back by comparison. But at least an...
by Avon
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: pretty boys
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: pretty boys

One from my generation was so pretty that he had to rename himself.
by Avon
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Allegations of abuse in today's news
Replies: 45
Views: 5328

Re: Allegations of abuse in today's news

And Avon, whether you agree with me or not, I don't think that anyone could be in any doubt about what I'm on about. Er, apart from me, who posted basically along the lines of 'what are you on about?' But I understand that any effort to provide logic, evidence and reason have always taken second pl...
by Avon
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Allegations of abuse in today's news
Replies: 45
Views: 5328

Re: Allegations of abuse in today's news

rockfreak wrote:I'd be happier to engage with Banker Brown's posts if he could provide more solid, independent evidence for his sweeping assertions. To put it bluntly - what the hell is he on about?
What on earth are you talking about?
by Avon
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Allegations of abuse in today's news
Replies: 45
Views: 5328

Re: Allegations of abuse in today's news

Can anyone say who was at CH in the 80s or 90s that they are surprised by these allegations? I mean given that school policy was to actively encourage a hierarchical structure that promoted bullying and borderline abuse? Nope - I was there mid 80's to early 90's. I'm not surprised. In fact, purely ...
by Avon
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?
Replies: 105
Views: 7479

Re: PETITION: Is 26% Full-Fee Paying Pupils Too High?

So... six months later, what news from Mafeking?

What are the ratios in the new intake?
by Avon
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue County cricketers
Replies: 27
Views: 3193

Re: Old Blue County cricketers

rockfreak wrote:How do you know they're just my prejudices? You might find they're quite widely shared, although maybe not on public school websites peopled by establishment automatons.
And where did I imply they were 'just' your prejudices?