Panic buying, hoarding

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Cugel » 30 Mar 2020, 10:25am

merseymouth wrote:Hi Cugel, Deliver a copy a copy of the Beano? Well, tha'ts fine and "Dandy", maybe even a Bunty as I've been pointed towards???
Better a well read comic rather than an ill-informed one :shock: :roll: :lol: . "It's the way I tell em"! copyright Frank Carson. IGIMNCB MM


When I was a draconian father to Daughter One (or so she claims, often loudly) I banned her from imbibing The Bunty as I believed it a vehicle of insidious consumerist petit-bourgeois propaganda. Oh yes it was!

Anyroadup, after she got a degree in English Lit and an MA in Children's literature, she was good enough to agree. So there.

I would like to warn her about fairy stories, particularly the English and German ones. But now she is the expert and I must kowtow to her pearls of wisdom on such matters.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby ossie » 30 Mar 2020, 10:52am

Cugel wrote:
It might be her! Anyone can have any pseudonym they like, even your mumsie.

Mind, the nature of The Hate Mail is not just that its read but that the toxic memes and notions then chew their way through yer brain then out of yer gob! Those readers seem unable to stop the process. I believe the toxicity includes an element of pleasure-centre stimulation, see? What they need, those eye-sucking addicts of noxious nasty notions, is a kinder paperboy who will wang the Hate Mails and Borisgraphs into the sea each morning, delivering them a Beano instead.

Cugel, still missing The Rover & Adventure (and sometimes The Topper).


Haha..it could be. I know they've just locked down the communal room at her sheltered housing complex so she can't access the Jigsaws. :wink:
Incidentally she's always banged on about how the East End of London used to love moving en masse to work in the fields every summer so I'm seeing the link here.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby 661-Pete » 30 Mar 2020, 10:58am

Y'know, I only really got hooked on the Beano when I was a student. Always a mad rush for it when a copy turned up in the student common room. If you missed your turn, you'd be waiting hours. Excellent stuff!

Haven't seen one for years, but I understand the Bash Street Kids and Dennis the Menace are still around. Is Roger the Dodger, or Minnie the Minx?
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby merseymouth » 30 Mar 2020, 11:26am

Hi again, I used to be an obsessive reader of "Mad" magazine, Alfred E Neumann if I remember correctly.
In today's lunatic world it would appear quite childish & passe!
I loved the cartoons such as depicting common phrases, such as "Scotching An Ugly Rumour", "Heavy Plant Crossing" et al. Not sophisticated enough for today's consumers of pap.
Not a single swear word included! IGIMNCB MM

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 30 Mar 2020, 11:30am

Cugel wrote:
merseymouth wrote:Hi Cugel, Deliver a copy a copy of the Beano? Well, tha'ts fine and "Dandy", maybe even a Bunty as I've been pointed towards???
Better a well read comic rather than an ill-informed one :shock: :roll: :lol: . "It's the way I tell em"! copyright Frank Carson. IGIMNCB MM


When I was a draconian father to Daughter One (or so she claims, often loudly) I banned her from imbibing The Bunty as I believed it a vehicle of insidious consumerist petit-bourgeois propaganda. Oh yes it was!

Anyroadup, after she got a degree in English Lit and an MA in Children's literature, she was good enough to agree. So there.

I would like to warn her about fairy stories, particularly the English and German ones. But now she is the expert and I must kowtow to her pearls of wisdom on such matters.

Cugel


what does she think of Harry Potter? I understand some critics think the books are full of cliches and such like. I just finished watching the films since I got some cheap on Blu Ray. well I had to find some thing to do in the lock down
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Graham » 30 Mar 2020, 11:34am

. . . . meanwhile, getting back on topic . . . . . please

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 30 Mar 2020, 11:42am

Graham wrote:. . . . meanwhile, getting back on topic . . . . . please

Topics are like lockdowns, they work for a bit and then...

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby merseymouth » 30 Mar 2020, 11:43am

Ok Graham, But I'm going to hoard every copy of the Beano that I can lay my hands!
So with the three "J's", jam, jute and journalism, I'll hoard the Journalism, so that leaves you Jam and Jute :lol: :lol: :lol: MM

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby carpetcleaner » 30 Mar 2020, 11:45am

mercalia wrote:
Cugel wrote:
merseymouth wrote:Hi Cugel, Deliver a copy a copy of the Beano? Well, tha'ts fine and "Dandy", maybe even a Bunty as I've been pointed towards???
Better a well read comic rather than an ill-informed one :shock: :roll: :lol: . "It's the way I tell em"! copyright Frank Carson. IGIMNCB MM


When I was a draconian father to Daughter One (or so she claims, often loudly) I banned her from imbibing The Bunty as I believed it a vehicle of insidious consumerist petit-bourgeois propaganda. Oh yes it was!

Anyroadup, after she got a degree in English Lit and an MA in Children's literature, she was good enough to agree. So there.

I would like to warn her about fairy stories, particularly the English and German ones. But now she is the expert and I must kowtow to her pearls of wisdom on such matters.

Cugel


what does she think of Harry Potter? I understand some critics think the books are full of cliches and such like. I just finished watching the films since I got some cheap on Blu Ray. well I had to find some thing to do in the lock down


They are full of clichés as I found out when I read one book to a child about 20 years ago, but clichés are not noticed by young children as they've never heard them before. I was surprised when I heard that many adults read them as the one I read bored me while it thrilled my little listener.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 30 Mar 2020, 12:02pm

carpetcleaner wrote:I was surprised when I heard that many adults read them as the one I read bored me while it thrilled my little listener.

I read them, they're good 'train' fodder.
Books to read that don't need your full attention.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 Mar 2020, 12:06pm

Harry Potter? Haven't read a word of any of them.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby 661-Pete » 30 Mar 2020, 12:16pm

Panic buying? What's that?

Oh, I remember! It's eased off quite a lot now - thank you Supermarkets for instigating the one-out-one-in policy, it really works!

The only thing we simply can't get at the moment is dried yeast. I asked one of the shelf-stackers this morning, had he actually seen any? He said, a few packets came in first thing in the morning, and they were all snapped up at once. But other 'necessities' are around - even loo rolls!

One thing that's going to be off the shelves - in some stores at any rate - is Easter Eggs. Apparently they're deemed 'non-essential goods' by some authorities. So get yours in while the going's good, folks! Personally, I can't see the point in them: shockingly over-priced for the amount of chocolate you actually get, and a huge waste of packaging. So we'll be missing out, this year.... :cry:
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Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 Mar 2020, 12:29pm

661-Pete wrote:Panic buying? What's that?

Oh, I remember! It's eased off quite a lot now - thank you Supermarkets for instigating the one-out-one-in policy, it really works!

The only thing we simply can't get at the moment is dried yeast. I asked one of the shelf-stackers this morning, had he actually seen any? He said, a few packets came in first thing in the morning, and they were all snapped up at once. But other 'necessities' are around - even loo rolls!

One thing that's going to be off the shelves - in some stores at any rate - is Easter Eggs. Apparently they're deemed 'non-essential goods' by some authorities. So get yours in while the going's good, folks! Personally, I can't see the point in them: shockingly over-priced for the amount of chocolate you actually get, and a huge waste of packaging. So we'll be missing out, this year.... :cry:

Paris had done it weeks ago. Would have sorted it before it started, but hey.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Cugel » 30 Mar 2020, 12:50pm

mercalia wrote:
Cugel wrote:
merseymouth wrote:Hi Cugel, Deliver a copy a copy of the Beano? Well, tha'ts fine and "Dandy", maybe even a Bunty as I've been pointed towards???
Better a well read comic rather than an ill-informed one :shock: :roll: :lol: . "It's the way I tell em"! copyright Frank Carson. IGIMNCB MM


When I was a draconian father to Daughter One (or so she claims, often loudly) I banned her from imbibing The Bunty as I believed it a vehicle of insidious consumerist petit-bourgeois propaganda. Oh yes it was!

Anyroadup, after she got a degree in English Lit and an MA in Children's literature, she was good enough to agree. So there.

I would like to warn her about fairy stories, particularly the English and German ones. But now she is the expert and I must kowtow to her pearls of wisdom on such matters.

Cugel


what does she think of Harry Potter? I understand some critics think the books are full of cliches and such like. I just finished watching the films since I got some cheap on Blu Ray. well I had to find some thing to do in the lock down


The daughter got addicted to the Potter tomes, not so much because of their Great Literature but because she enjoyed seeing how The Famous Five and other semi-Edwardian children's' adventure stories of The English Middle Clarrses got translated into "modern". As one reviewer put it (words to this effect): It's just another story about plucky English public school boys & girls dealing with bad eggs, given a bit of the Tolkiens. :-)

The stuff never struck me as being a profound set of essays on ethics, as some have opined. To be honest, I got bored after the first few chapters of the first book. And the filums looked like just another excuse to be clever with the CGI.

Cugel

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 30 Mar 2020, 1:18pm

Bonefishblues wrote:Harry Potter? Haven't read a word of any of them.

Two words right there!