[solved]American questions for British people

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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Bruegel on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:00 pm

    Leeds fans have been singing their 'Yorkshire Republican Army' song for about 40 years.

    and there's this from London 2012:



    Although Yorkshire dropped from its highest position of 7th in the table, it did finish a very respectable 12th. Not bad when you consider 204 countries took part!

    Significantly, Team GB would have slipped to 4th in the final table had it not been for the splendour of ‘God’s Own County’ – the People’s Republic of Yorkshire!

    that said, Scotland would have pipped the Republic of Yorkshire for 12th by virtue of more silvers.
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    Post by Soma on Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:02 pm

    Bruegel wrote:Leeds fans have been singing their 'Yorkshire Republican Army' song for about 40 years.

    Briefly considered amending my post with a footnote about either this or Sheffield being the 'People's Republic of South Yorkshire'.
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    Post by reuben on Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:55 pm

    If this Scotland thing happens does Capaldi still get to be The Doctor or will series 8 be rendered "non canon"?
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    Post by Soma on Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:19 pm

    Peter Capaldi lives in England and both countries will still be in the EU. I'm sure it'll always be easy for famous actors to work in foreign countries anyway.

    I realise I'm responding incredibly earnestly to a joke post.
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    Post by reuben on Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:00 pm

    oh I was serious.
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    Post by Soma on Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:13 pm

    You know, I've sort of come around to the notion of Scottish independence.

    I kind of want Scotland to secede so I can move to Edinburgh once it's become a Scandinavianesque Democratic-Socialist utopia. It'll be like a Norway with readily available heroin.
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    Post by undo on Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:01 am



    Who are the characters in the bottom corner of panel #2?
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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:57 am

    Stanley Franklin's mascot was a little man called Raspberry, who appeared as a spectator or commentator in many of his cartoons. Franklin described him as "a little bald-headed, big-nosed, one-toothed, pot-bellied dwarf". When Franklin joined the Sun he added a pigeon - named Percy - as a second mascot.

    there are 3000+ of his efforts here. Raspberry and Percy make many appearances:

    http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/search/cartoon_item/Franklin?artist=Stanley%20Franklin&page=300

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    Post by Duff... on Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:04 am

    That gratuitous upskirt reminds me of the apparent glee Jack Chick takes from drawing his devils and demons.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by petey on Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:23 pm

    Are any of our London boarders excited for the Knicks-Bucks game at O2 Arena?
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    Post by Bruegel on Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:08 pm

    I wish I was able to dispel the notion that "Basketball’s popularity in England lags behind native sports like football (soccer), cricket, bandywickets, darts, Quidditch, hedgehog bowling, competitive alcoholism, pining for lost empire, and Viscount Nelson regattas — a kind of boat race involving tiny cannons, in which each member of the crew has an arm tied behind their back and is constantly screaming slurs against the French", but unfortunately I'll be spending this evening catching up on the last two days of action at the Hatsu Basho which only lends the notion credence.
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    Post by Bruegel on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:05 pm

    the UK TV coverage of these UK-based NBA games is fucking terrible. for all other games we just take the US broadcast (studio and commentary) but for this they feel the need to wheel out clueless domestic presenting muppets. The broadcast is also littered with cringeworthy interviews with courtside celebrities who are really eager to demonstrate their ignorance. Little Mix were just waxing lyrical about big mens legs. I shit you not.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by tjenz on Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:31 am

    Would it be better or worse if the pig had been alive?


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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Nick on Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:03 pm

    What are the details surrounding all the pig fucking Tweets I'm seeing today? Like did Cameron actually stick his wang in a pig?
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    Post by reuben on Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:40 pm

    #TotalToiletPig
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    Post by Bruegel on Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:18 pm

    The former Conservative Party treasurer, Lord Ashcroft, has alleged, in an unofficial biography, that Cameron facefucked a dead pig at University.

    Worth noting that Ashcroft was overlooked for a top job.
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    Post by Bruegel on Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:19 pm

    That said, Cameron went to Eton so I'm sure he's done much worse.
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    Post by Duff... on Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:49 am

    Recently WavesWithin mocked american politics for having a scandal involving email servers. Can't tell yet if this is a turning of the table or if it's the brits doing it right.
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    Post by C-poots on Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:13 am

    I live in London now, I can't wait to sort through this thread once more and feel like I'm one step ahead of my American expat counterparts I've seen thus far.

    One question, why are Londoners on average so damn tall?
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    Post by Soma on Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:06 pm

    It's the Protestant ethic, we worked hard for our height.

    This is great news Very Happy.
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    Post by C-poots on Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:40 pm

    I can't recall if you are in London or the UK Soma, but we will need to arrange an awkward meet up where we either become best buds or one of us quits the board to avoid any further communications.
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    Post by Soma on Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:42 am

    Not in London and my work is possibly taking me to Lyon as my next move (I have to learn French asap), but it would be cool to meet up.

    I'm an affable fella, if you like to drink beers then we could probably get on.
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    Post by C-poots on Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:51 pm

    Lets figure something out then. I know Lyon and Paris aren't exactly close either but I'll be there during all of the fashion weeks and likely points in between so we can arrange for either city/country. Would be a good time.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by C-poots on Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:38 am

    Can someone in short-form explain to me the differences in the current taxation system and that being proposed such that Britons will work like the Chinese or Americans, as quoted by The Guardian? I am basically trying to find out if I can take advantage of your current tax system before it goes all "American" on me.
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    Post by Bruegel on Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:24 am

    Its about a change in the criteria for tax credit eligibility.

    I'm not familiar with your exact circumstances but I doubt the changes will affect you:

    bbc wrote:At present, people receive the maximum level of tax credits if their annual household income is below a threshold of £6,420. From April, that income threshold will go down to £3,850.
    So, when household income goes over £3,850, tax credits start to be withdrawn for every extra pound earned.
    Tax credit entitlement for those with an income of above £3,850 will be taken away quicker as their income rises. In technical terms, the taper rate will change from 41% to 48%.
    In addition, claimants whose household income increases by up to £5,000 during the tax year currently have that rise ignored when entitlement is calculated for that year. From April, this will be reduced so that any increase in income of more than £2,500 will be taken into account.
    In a year there will be further changes. Any family which has a third or subsequent child born after April 2017 will not qualify for more child tax credit.

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