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  • Headless mermaid
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    I curl up with a blanket and watch this every year

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  • eclectiktronik
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    Originally posted by babycart View Post
    I love the Spanish lottery draw itself- big, whirling brass spheres and an endless parade of freshly scrubbed orphans bearing little balls aloft and singing the numbers out. After five minutes you're bored to death, but once you break through the half hour barrier you enter a sort of festive trance state that lasts for days.
    Quite.
    I well recall the first year they did it after the intoduction of the single currency, and the trepidation as to how they'd make the transistion from pe-se-tas, whose three syllables 'scan' rather well, to the more unwieldy dipthong of 'Eu-rohhhhs'!!

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  • eclectiktronik
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    Originally posted by babycart View Post
    I love the Spanish lottery draw itself- big, whirling brass spheres and an endless parade of freshly scrubbed orphans bearing little balls aloft and singing the numbers out. After five minutes you're bored to death, but once you break through the half hour barrier you enter a sort of festive trance state that lasts for days.
    Quite.
    I well recall the first year they did it after the intoduction of the single currency, and the trepidation as to how they'd make the transistion from pe-se-tas, whose three syllables 'scan' rather well, to the more unwieldy dipthong of 'Eu-rohhhhs'!!

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  • eclectiktronik
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    Originally posted by treeboy View Post
    Bit of an epic that one!
    No doubt you saw this act of philanthropy
    http://nypost.com/2016/11/25/corona-...-millionaires/
    interesting tale, but as always with the murdoch press pseudo-journalism, it's turned out to be a load of bull! http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/billionaire...s-will-1593322

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  • eclectiktronik
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    Originally posted by treeboy View Post
    Bit of an epic that one!
    No doubt you saw this act of philanthropy
    http://nypost.com/2016/11/25/corona-...-millionaires/
    interesting tale, but as always with the murdoch press pseudo-journalism, it's turned out to be a load of bull! http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/billionaire...s-will-1593322

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  • babycart
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    I love the Spanish lottery draw itself- big, whirling brass spheres and an endless parade of freshly scrubbed orphans bearing little balls aloft and singing the numbers out. After five minutes you're bored to death, but once you break through the half hour barrier you enter a sort of festive trance state that lasts for days.

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  • treeboy
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    Bit of an epic that one!
    No doubt you saw this act of philanthropy
    http://nypost.com/2016/11/25/corona-...-millionaires/

    interesting tale, but as always with the murdoch press pseudo-journalism, it's turned out to be a load of bull! http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/billionaire...s-will-1593322

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  • eclectiktronik
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    The Spanish xmas lottery ads are always pretty nauseating. This year it's the Good bye Lenin treatment...

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  • eclectiktronik
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    The Spanish xmas lottery ads are always pretty nauseating. This year it's the Good bye Lenin treatment...

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  • treeboy
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    I've lost count already and we're not even in November. Is there an official/respectable start date?

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  • relkeel
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    Originally posted by babycart View Post
    Why is the robin living in a kettle in a forest? Why is a sedentary bird migrating? Why is it sharing a mince pie with another highly territorial bird at the end? Why are CGI foxes and badgers bouncing with their natural prey?

    Animals do not behave like this, even during a season of goodwill.
    Maybe they are participants in the 2016 Very Good Plus Mince Pie Count? Ahem.

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  • eine
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    Highly nauseating that Amazon should be positioning itself as a force for good in this way

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  • treeboy
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    Robins come here from Scandinavia and Russia during winter. For the mince pies obviously (or maybe to watch the silly trampolining British wildlife, who knows?) Adventurous female robins even pack their tiny suitcases and pop down to Spain for a fiery fling during the summer. "Our" robins are the little chaps that will happily sit on your spade and tweetle at you to bung them a worm. The migrants are more shy, and paler in colour too. They tend to skulk around under hedges watching in disbelief as the brave local birds engage with the humans, yet somehow never seem to end up dead and pickled in a jar with their children.

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  • babycart
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    Why is the robin living in a kettle in a forest? Why is a sedentary bird migrating? Why is it sharing a mince pie with another highly territorial bird at the end? Why are CGI foxes and badgers bouncing with their natural prey?

    Animals do not behave like this, even during a season of goodwill.

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  • amidar
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    The Lidl one is quite annoying with the free range turkeys and how blown away the woman is at how well treated they are by the farmer and then it ends with her eating one!

    Its his chicken sheds she should be having a look at.

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