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by rockfreak
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ghost stories etc?
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: Ghost stories etc?

I've only ever heard this term "bocker" at CH, where it seemed to refer to a rustic. Was it a wider west Sussex term? In my day Mr Barker was always known as Bocker Barker although this may simply have been an opportunity for an alliterative nickname.
by rockfreak
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19818

Re: Politics

Good to see you back JR. I was getting a bit worried. Hope you're OK. The turnout in London today was mega with lots of medical professionals. As usual the TV coverage seemed to diminish the whole thing. The themes were mainly about privatisation and underfunding. Yours truly got interviewed by BBC ...
by rockfreak
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19818

Re: Politics

Right, privileged snotbags. Time to boot up some politics again. Tomorrow (Saturday March 4) sees the "Save the NHS" march set off in London - midday at Tavistock Square, heading for Parliament Square, although they probably won't march until 12.30pm if these things are anything to go by. We (well m...
by rockfreak
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: God in the Quad ?

In India they ... burnt their unfortunate widows on the funeral pyres of the deceased husbands. I read somewhere an opinion that the abolition of this practice was the one positive contribution the British made to India. (I can't think of another, either.) We gave them the game of cricket Michael. ...
by rockfreak
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: God in the Quad ?

Going back to the start of this thread, can I suggest that the reason Divinity (as it was amusingly called - it's RE anywhere else) was so boring was because you were being asked to study and take seriously what are essentially a bunch of fairy tales which are, by degrees, charming, gruesome or down...
by rockfreak
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: God in the Quad ?

I suppose much depends on how you define God. Some time ago I was having this very sort of argument on another discussion site and I asked, in my facetious way: "Who is this God dude? Does he support City or United?" Someone posted back to say: "If he's Jewish he probably supports Tottenham."
by rockfreak
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: God in the Quad ?

OK folks. Where is the CofE right now? I write this watching the evening news with a CofE Bishop trying to defend today's synod decision on gay marriage against a very angry lesbian activist telling the CofE to get up to date and come into the 21st century. He regrets today's decision but can't say ...
by rockfreak
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: I'M BACK !!
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: I'M BACK !!

What do the cats have to say about it?
by rockfreak
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: God in the Quad ?

I'm sorry (insofar as I'm ever sorry) to introduce Nick Duffell into this discussion again, but his two books The Making of Them and Wounded Leaders have been a revelation to me, as someone who experienced Muscular Christianity at CH in the 1950s. Nick believes that the religion that developed in th...
by rockfreak
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19818

Re: Politics

He's done it again! Another Freaky letter, this time in the Observer. "Rising incomes mean nothing if prices rise even faster". Essentially an observation that the pundits who measure these things concentrate too much on actual income inequality without taking into account various other socio-econom...
by rockfreak
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: I'M BACK !!
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: I'M BACK !!

Hope you're getting on OK. Are you looking lopsided? Best wishes.
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19818

Re: Politics

I have a sneaky feeling Theresa May might be a good PM, as long as she doesn't do a ' Maggie ' over something like 'Poll Tax' ! I don't think Soros agrees. Rockfreak replies. You, and Soros, might be right. The falling pound might be central to all this. It's now getting to the point where some pun...
by rockfreak
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19818

Re: Politics

Yes John. this was the anti-Trump rally which has been replicated in cities across the world. If you had to sum it up I think it was worry that the most powerful nation in the world is now run by a loutish, bullying misogynist who appears to be a peevish boy in a man's body. The banners and placards...
by rockfreak
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19818

Re: Politics

Brilliant turnout for today's Women's March in London (all genders welcome before you ask). Lots of pussy references on posters. Mrs Slocombe would have been spoilt for choice.
by rockfreak
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19818

Re: Politics

The Maybot is so called by John Crace, the Parliamentary sketch writer in the Guardian. He's noticed that she appears plausible until someone asks her a searching question. Then she starts whirring and clicking like a Dalek, the pre-programmed software in her head boots up, and she starts delivering...