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8 Total Votes
If you want to see a by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 09:39:46 AM EST
great movie about media, celebrity, power, corruption I can't recommend A Face In The Crowd highly enough. Made in the 50's it seems a lot more modern than Network did.

Schama is an infamous Jock-basher by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 10:13:27 AM EST
Not that we don't deserve it, mind, but it does bug me a little when Jockish history is skimmed over as a brief list of King Angus McSporrans and how they were all soundly thrashed by Edward the Lionheart.

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Made for TV by ks1178 (4.00 / 3) #3 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 12:15:08 PM EST
So obviously they probably assummed that anyone interested in TV documentaries is probably already familiar with the great historical documentary Braveheart, and are therfore already well versed in Scottish History.

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Hubby has had to go and lie down by Farmgirl (4.00 / 7) #4 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 12:23:47 PM EST
He'll be back after the lithium kicks in.

I can't be bothered to change this sig.
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Scotland's contribution to history is staggering by Herring (4.00 / 5) #5 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 12:23:54 PM EST
No, wait. I've done that joke before and quite recently I think.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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hey man, history is written by the WINNERS -nt- by clover kicker (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 03:45:40 PM EST


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that's ok by martingale (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 04:55:17 PM EST
no, really! There's nothing wrong with being soundly thrashed by a Frenchman.
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Pop quiz by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:05:03 AM EST
What is the only country that Britain has ever surrendered to?

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what is this? by martingale (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:12:38 AM EST
a trick question? 1066 and all that!
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Britain by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:21:02 AM EST
Despite what you may have heard, England is not all of Britain.  What country has the United Kingdom of Great Britain surrendered to and when?

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Is this post the act of union of 1707? by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:27:18 AM EST
If not, I would say United Provinces Of The Netherlands in the Glorious coup Revolution of 1688 when William of Orange came to throne and there was Dutch Invasion.

Post 1707, can't think of any apart from possibly a local surrender to the USA in 1783???

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singapore? by martingale (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:36:59 AM EST
Didn't Britain surrender to the Japanese in Singapore?
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It's arguable by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #18 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:48:11 AM EST
Wavell and Percival were clearly disobeying orders by folding like a couple of cheap deckchairs, and the surrender of the army and the city were done in the context of an ongoing war (not that we really fought much more of it down there).

The surrender at Yorktown was different in that it effectively ended the war by forcing the British government to begin peace negotiations.  That surrender, by the way, was to the Frogs.

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you ba^tard [n/t] by martingale (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:53:08 AM EST

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My guess by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #19 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:49:06 AM EST
Britain by Merekat (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:26:40 AM EST
As in Wales?

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Don't be silly by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:38:32 AM EST
Wales is part of England.

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Precisely by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 02:06:34 AM EST
Since they surrendered.

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supermarket fresh peas by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 11:35:38 PM EST
If you compare the journey time the fresh peas took to get to market, and that the frozen ones can be frozen practically on site at harvesting, I'm not sure the former are worth the bother.

Not that I even eat peas, mind.

Peas by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 11:49:23 PM EST
Don't really degrade fast until they're removed from the pod. Then they lose their flavour very very fast.

I think the thing about fresh peas is that trendy or even moderately fashionable food is mostly Mediterranean or Asian. Peas don't grow well in warm temperatures, so they're not used much in those cuisines. So if you want nice peas you've pretty much got to cook them at home.

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Poll anomoly by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jun 28, 2006 at 01:26:47 AM EST
I'm the one who clicked Charles Clarke, I ticked him by mistake along with Jack Straw.

I put an entire watermelon in our compost bin once to see what happened. It was disgusting.

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