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by rockfreak
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

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: 1622

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: 662

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: 1622

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: 341
Views: 21114

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: 662

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: 341
Views: 21114

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: 341
Views: 21114

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: 341
Views: 21114

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: 341
Views: 21114

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...
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21114

Re: Politics

So, the Maybot has spoken and set our her stall. As far as one can understand it (and I struggled) it sounded to me suspiciously like having one's cake and eating it. A French journalist has replied in the Guardian online this evening and opined that May's arrogance and assumptiveness are a typical ...
by rockfreak
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Oh dear..here we go again.
Replies: 25
Views: 2560

Re: Oh dear..here we go again.

I don't wish to bring the wrath of the feminist movement down on my head, at least not the genuine, first-wave tendency, as opposed to the totalitarian, hairy-legged, Andrea Dworkin, man accusing, modern day tendency) - after all, I'm a stout supporter of women's rights who would have been quite pre...
by rockfreak
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: celebrity culture

Avon, you say that George Michael made truly awful music. Rather subjective I feel. He sold more than 100,000,000 records and is ranked 40th on the all time greats. Not on your list maybe but there again maybe you prefer Motorhead, Englebert Humperdink, Bob Marley, Susan Boyle or Mozart. Beauty is ...
by rockfreak
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: celebrity culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: celebrity culture

Michael has got me thinking back to the early '60s. The people I knew then who joined bands (or groups as they were known) never seemed to imagine that they would be on television next week or indeed necessarily get a record contact. For many they never got further than bashing out R&B and soul cove...
by rockfreak
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 7225

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

It's all very well Foureyes complaining about Politics taking this site off message - it appears that Latin has taken it off message too.

Re: JR's experiences in Prep B in the fifties, I might be able to fill him in on that period via private message.