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  1. by Andy Barr
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    Another one for you to exercise yer chuckle muscles with, lads:

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    That's me and Bev that is...after a typical day NOW!
     
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    Hull's been a major car park of static traffic the past 6 months or so, guys, so when I saw this, I am sure you can apply it to a town near you...

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    ...I'll leave you with this little classic and catch you soon, fellas:

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    ...bit naughty but very topical this one....(!!)

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    Oh, that's the knighthood gone now Andy
     
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  6. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    I still spread jam on my CD's to test them out..
     
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  7. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    If anyone remembers that silly tv test..
     
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  8. by Andy Barr
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    Yep, on Tomorrow's World, if I remember reet, Paul...

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    That brings back memories. Tomorrow's World and Micro Live must have been my most watched TV shows back then :)

    As an aside, my first CD was Rick Astley and it still plays like new. But i've never tried spreading jam on it first....
     
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    Does it have a curly tail?
     
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    Hang on... aint it waggily tail, Al?!
     
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  13. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    I thought it was TW, I sort of had a picture of Keiran Prenderville (I think that was his name) holding a CD, that's good, the old memory isn't as bad as I thought..

    Cheers Andy..
     
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  15. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Wow, far too close...

    Cindy wrote to him as well, thankfully she never got a response..

    I met him at an open day while teaching, just wanted to say I was a fan of the show and nice to meet you which I did, but he just behaved like I was invisible even though I had two special needs kids with me, he turned away, and I called him a see you next tuesday for being so rude, he just turned his head, looked at me and smiled..

    But when all the stuff came out about him, it made sense..

    Bev and mates were so lucky..
     
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  16. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Well the official line is that they had suspicions but the word from people in the know was that he was their cash cow at the BBC, and they simply protected him as he had 'angel' status to the public. Many folk knew exactly what he was doing, but would have been excised from the BBC if they spoke out. Even Johnny Rotten was talking about him, and he got the hatchet treatment for doing so.

    It's quite clear that he was given special treatment by the high up's in the BBC, even to the point of allowing all this to KEEP going on once it was common knowledge. I remember the Louis Theroux (spelling?) programme where he spent time with him and both Louis and the watchers just saw how controlling and odd he was. His so-called driver was supposed to be an old mate but was treated like his slave and on hand 24hrs a day while he threw him scraps and liked people to know how much he owned him and for how little.

    From what I recall, there was proof that the BBC put pressure on the law to 'ignore' him and that it was just kids making up stuff because they didn't get what they wanted. I hate to imagine how it went for some of the kids that he molested when they had the courage back then to tell the parents, I wonder how many were told to stop making up lies about a national treasure because that's all they saw about him.

    Chilling.. Sadly all the BBC people what knew are now dead or damn near it, there will be no justice other than the shit is dead and can't physically do any more but mentally those abused must still be in pain.

    Zero justice...
     
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    One that some might struggle with unless you are 'of an age' :) And I am :)
     
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    As ever, brilliant anecdotes, Paul.

    You had some interesting folks through the doors of your store and I would lurve to have heard the Sue Lawley tape!

    Anyway, this one's pretty topical:

    DON'T PANIC, DON'T PANIC!


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    How to deal with petrol shortages in merry old England, 2021.
     
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  20. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Ha ha...cracking content as always Andy..

    Yes, we had loads of big names in the shop, quite surprised me then but hey, if you need a PSU you go to an electronics shop no matter who you are, and as we were an Atari centre it's hardly a stunner that we got dev's in..

    The one guy I saw but didn't come in was Christopher Reeve, he was going towards Chiswick but as I had to get someone to take over I missed him. Shame, as a comic book guy I'd love to have at least chatted to him for a min.

    The strangest mix that came in as a lump was Barry Morse from Space 1999, Ralph Bates from Dear John TV series wearing a tee shirts saying "I'm Ralph Bates" and Nigel Havers, must have been something at the Lyric theatre they were all in..

    While it was nice to meet the rich and famous who were nice ordinary people normally, it was the all important Joe Public that paid my wages, they were the real stars here..

    The 80's sure was fun....
     
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  21. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    The computer times were indeed a fave, the management times, not so much and deffo not towards the end.

    Yes it was a buzz to meet the celebs and the devs, but it was not a daily thing, 99% of the time it was good old reliable Joe Public, who I'm eternally grateful to. Before I became management it was saner, but the second they let me in the hot seat the staff got more respected, and we all mucked in. Because it was electronics and computers the staff were more nerdy, I remember walking out to the serving area and there's Gary serving Fergal Sharkey and Gary had no clue who he was, I walk over in my blazer, shook his hand and welcomed him to the shop and ended up having a long chin-wag about Northern Ireland as he was from a village just down the road from us.

    Then again all the customers got a respectful service, return custom was the name of the game and my staff had it drilled in to them.

    Yeah, shame about the Chris Reeve thing, mind you, he might have been a "don't you know who I am" type and told me to piss off :)

    And yes, I was the same re the shops, loved walking around Dalston just window shopping as a young man, I used to wake up on a Saturday morning before I started to work, and I'd go to a place called The Waste, it was a very long market that ran along the main drag through Dalston, looking to buy some cheap TDK's and just looking at all the different gear, after that I'd pop up along the same road to the Popular Book Centre to see if they had some comics in. It was right next to Rumbelows, where I brought my first music centre.

    I miss all that, the area has changed too, a mix of boarded up shops and fancy yuppy houses with every inch being built on, looks horrendous now, a million and one crap name take away's and non UK shops. Even the folk are changed, not very friendly, hardly a smile...
     
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  22. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Just a tad..

    You and me both..
     
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    Try this one for size...

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    Probably an Oric (ab)user!
     
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    ^^ that took me a minute Andy :D
     
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  25. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    It's a lady??
     
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