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by Apelles
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: The deaths thread
Replies: 22
Views: 8065

Re: The deaths thread

Dickey Betts RIP.
by Apelles
Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:39 pm
Forum: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Topic: Vaccine megathread
Replies: 2605
Views: 495918

Re: Vaccine megathread

With bird flu now apparently being transmissible to humans and cattle, how long before we're being coerced into taking the latest vaccine for the next pandemic? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13263483/amp/bird-flu-experts-h5n1-virus-human-epidemic-cattle-outbreak.html?ico=amp_articleInli...
by Apelles
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Info & Expertise Requests
Topic: Rusty lug nuts - how to get the last three off?
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Rusty lug nuts - how to get the last three off?

Heat them and try actually tightening them a little first with a stillson wrench before loosening, that usually works.
by Apelles
Wed Mar 06, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Horse Racing
Replies: 573
Views: 146535

Re: Horse Racing

Arthur Cocks wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 12:47 pm Are you ok? Genuinely? I don’t mean to be nasty, but have you stopped taking your medication?
He's not doing anyone any harm, leave him be.
I always read EVC's posts with the inner voice of Rab C. Nesbitt . . makes them even better. :D
by Apelles
Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Annoyances & Irritations
Replies: 1099
Views: 314982

Re: Annoyances & Irritations

After a chest x-ray, two blood tests and three ECGs the hospital have determined that there's nothing wrong with my heart and my doctor was simply overreacting to high iron levels and that there's a family history of heart issues. What a fukcing relief, it's scary the thoughts that can go through yo...
by Apelles
Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Annoyances & Irritations
Replies: 1099
Views: 314982

Re: Annoyances & Irritations

Had an ECG this morning, the doctor just rang and told me to go straight to hospital which I'm on my way to now . . not looking forward to joining the trolley corridor queues for the night but hey . . at least I'm not in Gaza!
by Apelles
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Radio
Topic: Ryan Tubridy Show
Replies: 36
Views: 81815

Re: Ryan Tubridy Show

Turgidy sinking beneath a tsunami of his own hubris, the vaunted transition to UK radio has resulted in a stale parody of Norwich radio's finest. Ill-prepared, profoundly ignorant and flailing about in deep waters of the open market. A mere anodyne chancer far removed from the carefully cultivated ...
by Apelles
Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:47 am
Forum: The Smoking Room
Topic: Funny pics, vids, etc ..
Replies: 394
Views: 170408

Re: Funny pics, vids, etc ..

He was a funny chap, the giggling is contagious 😆
by Apelles
Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:45 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Car Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Car Tyres

I'd imagine it's a slightly more expensive option to get the mechanic to change the tyres, rather than you going to direct to a dedicated tyre centre yourself. The wheels will also need alignment which most tyre centres can do.
by Apelles
Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Whats the most laid back track you can think of?
Replies: 16
Views: 1859

Re: Whats the most laid back track you can think of?

Bucky wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:32 am Bucky's hot take is that you can't beat a bit of Take Five

What's Buckys hot take on this re-imagining of Golden brown in the laid back style of Brubeck?

by Apelles
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:08 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Whats the most laid back track you can think of?
Replies: 16
Views: 1859

Re: Whats the most laid back track you can think of?

When I saw the title of the thread . . don't know why but this tune came to mind.


Immediately followed by

by Apelles
Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: Radio
Topic: ABC To XTC with John Connolly
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: ABC To XTC with John Connolly

I'd heard the show a few times and enjoyed it but had all but forgotten about it until Dec posted here.
Heres a link to the shows archive. https://www.rte.ie/radio/gold/abc-to-xt ... st/?page=1
by Apelles
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:22 am
Forum: News, Current Affairs & Politics
Topic: A pity that this place is so quiet
Replies: 89
Views: 5534

Re: A pity that this place is so quiet

Don't take any heed of them Bucky. All this unfounded finger pointing is enough to make ones blood boil. I for one can count on you to make Gubu great . . again welcome to Gubu. Come freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.
by Apelles
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Affairs & Politics
Topic: A pity that this place is so quiet
Replies: 89
Views: 5534

Re: A pity that this place is so quiet

This site has the distinct vibe of old man yelling at clouds. Which is a pity. That's why Bucky has joined. Bucky's mission is to shake this place up and help GUBU become Ireland's leading discussion site. Bucky will return later with his hot take on the various burning topics. Stay logged in for u...
by Apelles
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: To Catch A Copper.
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: To Catch A Copper.

I watched the first episode of this last week and was somewhat dismayed at the cruelty displayed by the police officers in the cases of these three vulnerable women. Of the the five accused officers, none were actually convicted of anything and offered only to blame their own inexcusable actions on ...
by Apelles
Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: Annie Nightingale, R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 12431

Re: Annie Nightingale, R.I.P.

RIP Annie, heard that on the news today. I'd never of thought she was aged 83. I'll always remember her doing interviews and presenting TOGWT as if it was just last week.
by Apelles
Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:27 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: isha
Replies: 8
Views: 22612

isha

Dont want to appear like a creepy stalker type but It's a month today since Isha last posted on Gubu.

It's not quite the same without her daily matriarchal musings.

Anyone know what the story is?
by Apelles
Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: News, Current Affairs & Politics
Topic: Emmy
Replies: 13
Views: 47669

Re: Emmy

That's an amazing achievement for Johnny and Melissa Kadman, he's obviously a very talented chap, dare I say . . a Chip off the auld block 🪵
by Apelles
Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: Antiques & Collectables
Topic: Interesting Archaeological Artefacts
Replies: 142
Views: 61506

Re: Interesting Archaeological Artefacts

Some big claims are being proposed about the possible age and building techniques used in the construction of the Gunung Padang pyramid.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/scienc ... indonesia/
by Apelles
Fri Dec 01, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: Motors
Topic: 08 Fiesta good deal?
Replies: 14
Views: 17374

Re: 08 Fiesta good deal?

We bought our daughter an identical looking 09 Fiesta as her first car a month ago for €3300, however the dealer has had it back for the last week trying to find where its leaking as the carpets were all wet. Apart from that it seems to be a good enough car, but as someone who now has three 08/09 ca...
by Apelles
Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Do you donate to Wikipedia?
Replies: 10
Views: 18966

Re: Do you donate to Wikipedia?

With revenues totalling between 120-150 million USD per annum for the past few years, I don't think they'll be too stuck for a few euro from a man paying off bills and debts. I wouldn't give yourself a hard time over it. https://wikimediafoundation.org/about/financial-reports/#a1-2022-2023 I'd dona...
by Apelles
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:25 am
Forum: News, Current Affairs & Politics
Topic: Children Stabbed in Dublin
Replies: 108
Views: 132334

Re: Children Stabbed in Dublin

Of course he's got form.
The suspect for the frenzied attack on kids in a Dublin crèche was in court on a knife charge just five months ago, it has emerged.
https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... k-28172914
by Apelles
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Television
Topic: New Late Late - new presenter.
Replies: 15
Views: 10022

Re: New Late Late - new presenter.

Did they make a child actually review that shite on the toy show? FFS. Wouldn't surprise me that much really. RTE are blatant about spreading their Liberal agenda at every given opportunity.
by Apelles
Fri Nov 24, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Affairs & Politics
Topic: Children Stabbed in Dublin
Replies: 108
Views: 132334

Re: Children Stabbed in Dublin

Someone set up a gofundme page as a way of thanking Caio Benicio, the deliveroo driver who whacked the knife welding lunatic in the face with his motorbike helmet. The man's a hero and the least we can do is buy him a pint so I'm asking you to donate the price of a pint of Guinness in your local to ...
by Apelles
Thu Nov 23, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Affairs & Politics
Topic: Children Stabbed in Dublin
Replies: 108
Views: 132334

Re: Children Stabbed in Dublin

Have to question is there really any such thing as far right and far left? when in reality, their ideologies overlap in many instances.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsesh ... e%20theory.