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by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

Perhaps the Torries will stop blocking NHS pay rises after we get through this crisis. The footage of them chortling away on the Conservative benches last time was particularly galling.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

Boris has tested positive. Charles and Boris have had the test, yet no NHS key workers! Hospitals still awaiting adequate protective gear. Workers starting to drop like flies and ICU’s already approaching capacity.
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

Hi Nick, Twice a week I get the midnight bus home, it is the bus from the airport (No. 300). From December/January the number of masked up Chinese students rose dramatically. Dramatically enough to cause comment by quite a few people. Some were saying it is because Scotland is rife with colds and f...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 223
Views: 15701

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

It's very sobering stuff. The death toll in Italy isn't too far away now from topping 1000 a day. Often dismissed stories of 1800 people a day being buried in pits in China suddenly don't seem so far fetched. Our hospital in Lancaster already has areas pegged out ready for the army engineers to buil...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

I’m vegetarian, and I’m finding Quorn pieces have vanished, and Quorn mince is a rare find. I think people are generally hoarding like crazy.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

I agree, getting an adequate weekly shop is increasingly going to become the bane of everyone’s existence. New tip of the day, either paper towels or plastic gloves should be available to use when people use petrol pumps. Apparently a bad area for germ spreading.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 18
Views: 1299

Re: Event Cancellation

The English Woman’s Championship which would usually be at the end of August.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

Not too many signs today on the BBC news feed that the 12 weeks idea has really taken off with the scientific advisory group advising the government. Lots of emphasis on the likelihood of restrictions needing to be in place for 6 to 12 months, mass production of a vaccine probably 15 months away min...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

The Happening was on the list 🤨 Probably one of the worst movies of the last 20 years. For my money, the best recent end of the world movie would be the little seen Aussie film, These Final Hours. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/these_final_hours A really imaginative Canadian film, where actual wor...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

For some refreshing crime/mystery novels in an Australian setting, these two new authors are writing some terrific stories; Jane Harper; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Harper/e/B001KI8MCE And Chris Hammer; https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/author/ref=mw_dp_a_ap?_encoding=UTF8&author=Chris%20Hammer&...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

It will be interesting to see if tv audiences now lose a bit of appetite for these end of the world type stories for a while.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

Essential Sunday viewing (or was it Saturday) at a time when there was only 3 channels I’d guess. I was really upset when they canned the final series. I’m not sure the BBC ever gave a great explanation for that one. Late night repeats of classic scary films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers were ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

I remember reading the third Tripods book just to see what happened. Wasn’t it dropping hand grenades from hot air balloons onto the tripod factories that win the day, or something like that?
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

There were of reports tanks and military vehicles being moved around the country this morning, although not a lot of solid news on this later in the day. There seemingly are tank drivers being suggested as driving oxygen tankers supposedly being offered to the NHS. The message may have got a little ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 233
Views: 9111

Re: Worrying times

I have a memory the final BBC Day of the Triffids (1981) episode. The last of the main characters steal a Land Rover and flee the remnants of the military, who were planning a new feudal society. A bit like so many zombie stories, the actual killer plants end up being the least of their worries.