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Firenze

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So you see, child prays to Santa, Santa - in one of his many avatars - answers prayer.

Obviously all part of the Pagan Plot to exterminate (ex-ter-min-ate! ex-ter-min-ate!) Christianity and restore the old gods. But things are going so well I think we can afford to be open about it.

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and the BBC Christmas adverts of the reindeer pulling the TARDIS with DT was a message to the faithful who knew the secret (now much less secret) teaching.
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Who says the ship of fools isn't educational and helpful?
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I thought it reflected a society that has enough spiritual niggles to reach out and 70+% in Uk census claim believe in 'god' however they define that.

And yet the confusion about how to reach out and to whom.

And two minutes later I was just enjoying the story and how it was just a way of establishing the plot start (why she was scared) and DW's arrival.

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What a crap Hell thread. Have any of you pea-brains not realised that it's fiction and that if the Beeb had in fact shown the wee lassie praying to God with the Doctor turning up in answer to her prayers then they'd have been inundated by moronic letters accusing them of blasphemy?

Apologies if someone's said this already but I can't be arsed reading the whole thread.

The thing I remember about the new Dr Who was the new Who girl wearing a WPC kiss-o-gram uniform. For kiss-o-gram read euphenism for strip-o-gram. Phnarr! Phnarr!

Gamaliel

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Firenze

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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
Apologies if someone's said this already but I can't be arsed reading the whole thread.

I will however exert myself to remark that you are a buffoon and an idiot. And if you get chewed out by a Hell Host a second time, it's no more than you deserve.
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quote:
Originally posted by Firenze:
quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
Apologies if someone's said this already but I can't be arsed reading the whole thread.

I will however exert myself to remark that you are a buffoon and an idiot. And if you get chewed out by a Hell Host a second time, it's no more than you deserve.
He could pray to the great god Santa for protection and deliverance.
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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
What a crap Hell thread. Have any of you pea-brains not realised that it's fiction

[Eek!]

[Help]

[Waterworks]

Dear Santa,

Thanks for the chocolates. Please get rid of this heretic. He's spoiling the thread. Can you put him through the crack in the wall into the cell with Prisoner Zero? Ta.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
What a crap Hell thread. Have any of you pea-brains not realised that it's fiction and that if the Beeb had in fact shown the wee lassie praying to God with the Doctor turning up in answer to her prayers then they'd have been inundated by moronic letters accusing them of blasphemy?

Apologies if someone's said this already but I can't be arsed reading the whole thread.

The thing I remember about the new Dr Who was the new Who girl wearing a WPC kiss-o-gram uniform. For kiss-o-gram read euphenism for strip-o-gram. Phnarr! Phnarr!

Gamaliel

This pea-brain, along with a few others, have made similar comments about it's not worth taking seriousl.

So, apology not accepted. If you can't be arsed to read, you shouldn't be arsed to write.

Arse.

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I'll get me coat.

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quote:
Originally posted by Og: Thread Killer:
Gosh, its like watching a 40 year old guy going through a mid life crisis, without the resulting red cars and flashy women.

Ok, so his ride may look like a Volvo estate, but even Clarkson would have to be impressed by all the gadgets, the deceptively roomy interior and nought to timewarp in three seconds.

And Billie Piper? Freema Agyeman? Karen Gillan? I would. You're welcome to Catherine Tate, mind.

K Bird, age 46.

[ 05. April 2010, 23:18: Message edited by: kankucho ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
What a crap Hell thread. Have any of you pea-brains not realised that it's fiction...


You are obviously a heathen and you will burn in HELL!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Rock Pig:
Choriste sed

"People pray to the saints all the time."

Not in the Methodist or Baptist Churches I've hung out with they don't. Nor would my Sally Army pals. Come to think of it I've not noticed my Anglican drinking buddies doing it either.

But Chorister said "people", which I'm sure you know is a group not limited to Methodists, Baptists, Salvationists, and Anglicans.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
Apologies if someone's said this already but I can't be arsed reading the whole thread.

I hate you.

I'm telling the Daleks where you live.

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Taliesin
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my favourite line in the whole thing was
(doc reflecting on all the kid was going through)

'you know what I think?'

'what?'

'it must be a hell of a scary crack in your wall.'


*****

by the way, Annette Crosby was the mother of her childhood friend, current boyfriend and soon-to-be-jilted fiancé. I think.

eta - context of quote

[ 06. April 2010, 09:47: Message edited by: Taliesin ]

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Alan Cresswell

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quote:
Originally posted by Taliesin:
my favourite line in the whole thing was

I'm not going to join in the "favourite line" thing (which must surely be Heavenly). But, if you want a great line that was a sure fire certainty to offend a large number of people you can't really do better than "You're Scottish, fry something".

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kankucho
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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
quote:
Originally posted by Taliesin:
my favourite line in the whole thing was

I'm not going to join in the "favourite line" thing (which must surely be Heavenly).
A bloke inviting himself into a little girl's bedroom to examine her crack?

You've got a weird idea of what's Heavenly!

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
quote:
Originally posted by Taliesin:
my favourite line in the whole thing was

I'm not going to join in the "favourite line" thing (which must surely be Heavenly). But, if you want a great line that was a sure fire certainty to offend a large number of people you can't really do better than "You're Scottish, fry something".
Especially considering that Moffat is very definitely Scottish!

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Firenze

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quote:
Originally posted by Gill H:
Especially considering that Moffat is very definitely Scottish!

And therefore allowed to say these things.
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Og: Thread Killer
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quote:
Originally posted by kankucho:
quote:
Originally posted by Og: Thread Killer:
Gosh, its like watching a 40 year old guy going through a mid life crisis, without the resulting red cars and flashy women.

Ok, so his ride may look like a Volvo estate, but even Clarkson would have to be impressed by all the gadgets, the deceptively roomy interior and nought to timewarp in three seconds.

And Billie Piper? Freema Agyeman? Karen Gillan? I would. You're welcome to Catherine Tate, mind.

K Bird, age 46.

Hmm...point taken.

He is in mid life crisis.


Bloody idiot should just get over it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:

I guess it makes a change from the image of the Easter Bunny nailed to the cross. (Googlable if you really want to.)

Roadkill.

Nails are so passe. Here's something to be offended by. (I am a very bad and wrong person for finding it funny).

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I too was a bit miffed by the santa bit (as posted in heaven)but take Choirister's point about St Nicholas [Cool] I feel that I should also confess that I was very cross that the F1 coverage was was moved to BBC 2 halfway through because of the Easter service on BBC 1 [Hot and Hormonal]

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I was more miffed that the Doctor's 'resurrection' took place at Christmas time.
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quote:
Originally posted by opaWim:
Rest assured that
(a) I'm fully aware that Dr. Who isn't real;

WHAT?! Liar. Heretic!

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WHAT?! It took you a whole week to come up with that reply?!

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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
Who says the ship of fools isn't educational and helpful?
We will shortly be announcing our intention to run a group of primary schools.

and entering the Songs of Praise almost but not quite religious school choir competition and winning with the theme to The Snowman.
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quote:
Originally posted by Michael Astley:
quote:
Originally posted by Rock Pig:
Choriste sed

"People pray to the saints all the time."

Not in the Methodist or Baptist Churches I've hung out with they don't. Nor would my Sally Army pals. Come to think of it I've not noticed my Anglican drinking buddies doing it either.

But Chorister said "people", which I'm sure you know is a group not limited to Methodists, Baptists, Salvationists, and Anglicans.
Stretching a tangent perhaps, this Anglican prays to St Anthony when things go missing. Why? It works
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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
WHAT?! It took you a whole week to come up with that reply?!

I've been away from the Internet since April 1st. It's a little thing called 'vacation'.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spiffy:
quote:
Originally posted by opaWim:
Rest assured that
(a) I'm fully aware that Dr. Who isn't real;

WHAT?! Liar. Heretic!
Stupid of me. I should never have owned up to that one. [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by FreeJack:
and entering the Songs of Praise almost but not quite religious school choir competition and winning with the theme to The Snowman.

Walking in the Air would be a very fitting anthem for Ascension Day, doncha think?

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quote:
Originally posted by Bean Sidhe:
Stretching a tangent perhaps, this Anglican prays to St Anthony when things go missing. Why? It works

Tony, Tony, look around,
Something's lost and must be found.


Haven't tried it myself, but I have friends who swear by it.

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I was looking for this. Read it earlier.

Am applying for Job. Could not find SS card. Sulked. Gave up. Poked around on Ship.

Saw above incantation. Sneered. Sulked some more. Thought about it. Muttered incantations in sulky voice. Continued sulking, as felt stupid indulging childish magical thinking.

Dragged myself upstairs, and opened a drawer through which I had already looked. Passport wallet fell down from space inside drawer where it had jammed. Card holder fell out. Opened card holder. There it was.

Thanks, Tony.

[ 13. April 2010, 20:27: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]

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quote:
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Am applying for Job. Could not find SS card. Sulked. Gave up. Poked around on Ship.

Sorry, must be a Pond thing, but - SS card? [Eek!] On the grounds it's not membership of this, what is it and why do you need it (and so why did you need St Anthony)?

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Social Security, no?

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Yes, Social Security Card/Number.

But Kelly, I've never been asked to produce the card, merely the number. Good grief, has Homeland Security driven the bureaucrats mad?

I'll have to pass on your story to my Tony, Tony friend; she'll love it.

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Yeah. May be a California thing, may be because I work with kids, but they take a photo copy of my Social Security card not only at job interviews, but at every new sub gig.
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I do believe the Federal I-9 Employment Eligibility form requires natural-born USAdians to provide either a photo ID and proof of citizenship (SS card, birth certificate) OR a passport.

The I-9's been around for at least 15 years, 'cause one of my first gigs out of high school was keeping track of I-9s for a series of thrift stores.

[ 14. April 2010, 15:47: Message edited by: Spiffy ]

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Yeah, you're right. I've been a stay-at-home-mom and then a kept woman [Smile] for the past few decades. I'd forgotten that I had to dig out my passport when I was elected Town Treasurer last year in order to get my measly paychecks. I-9, indeed.

The world has truly gone crazy.

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This has gone way off subject. Try the Job Search Support thread in All Saints.

Spike
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