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I wonder how many millions

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dream_police, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    ... https://www.theguardian.com/society...ication-rules-can-be-circumvented-in-minutes?

    Colour me not-in-the-least surprised. ;)
  3. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    It was never going to work anyway.
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  4. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Somebody can make money out of this regardless of how ineffective any solution is likely to be.
  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    When I were a lad porn used to grow in hedgerows.
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Hampstead Heath was known to have a good crop plus a dusting of ladies' underwear. ;)
  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I first saw Lady Chatterly's Lover (book) in the school cloakroom. The hussy who had brought it into school had wrapped it in a brown paper cover and put it in her satchel. We all looked at the rude bits and giggled! Afterwards, I went home that night and searched the bookcases at home. Yes! D H Lawrence was there. Since I could read anything I liked I grabbed the book and went off to bed quite happy. I can't remember which one it was, but I do remember it was very very boring. Ha!
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  8. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The best thing that ever happened to D. H. Lawrence's publishers was that ill considered prosecution. I wonder how big a bribe they had to pay to get it started? ;)
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  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    We had to read some DHL for A level English lit and thinking back, I think it might have even been worse than James Joyce!
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  10. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    We had to "do" his short stories as part of "O" level Eng Lit. Can't remember much about it which probably say's most about it.
  11. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    DHL went to the same school as Kenneth Clark QC MP PC
    And of course me.
  12. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Try not to feel too bad about it; my school's most famous former pupil was the trader who brought down a big bank. The economics tutor started every class with a reminder that the chap never took his classes, we were to blame the maths tutors instead...

    So famous I forgot to write his name. Nick Leeson.
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  13. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    My school's best known pupil was Kevin Skinner - reputedly, he was selected for the All Blacks rugby side to "sort out" the South African team's front row......
  14. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    The best my school can muster is Olympic gold medallist (shooting) Richard Foulds and Libertines drummer Carl Barat.
  15. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Mine can boast(?) Peter Noone and Mike Harding!
  16. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Former pupils at my old school include Paul Greengrass (film director of three of the Bourne films) and Geoff Whitehorn, guitarist with Procol Harum (but sometime after the Whiter Shade of Pale)
  17. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Tommy Walsh the gardener also had some TV fame. I cheated to get that by Googling.
  18. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    We had Alan Wise who ran the Hacienda club in Manchester.

  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Absolutely no-one of any perceived importance emerged from the educational establishments I attended. :D :D :D
  20. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Quite a lot of famous people attended my school. Along with Learning.

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