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by William the White
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3886
Views: 174226

Re: What are you reading tonight?

Today I finished Michael Frayn’s novel Headlong . This is a novel about an aspiring Art historian who thinks he has discovered a missing masterpiece from Pieter Bruegel’s series The Seasons that has been looted by a British officer after the second world war and whose family has possession of it, a...
by William the White
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3886
Views: 174226

Re: What are you reading tonight?

^ Not read the book, but have you seen Helen Mirren's Woman in Gold Will? Based on a true story of Gustav Klimt's iconic painting of her ( character's) aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. It's an interesting t...
by William the White
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3886
Views: 174226

Re: What are you reading tonight?

Today I finished Michael Frayn’s novel Headlong . This is a novel about an aspiring Art historian who thinks he has discovered a missing masterpiece from Pieter Bruegel’s series The Seasons that has been looted by a British officer after the second world war and whose family has possession of it, an...
by William the White
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

TANGODANCER wrote:
thebish wrote:I suspect that God doesn't "look" like anything... I suspect God is not the kind of "thing" that can be "seen".
Matthew 5:8 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Did you mean to put a :wink: at the end of that?
by William the White
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

No Sir. If we're trusting to science, we can get rid of all that art n lit shite. It adds bugger all to our scientific understanding of anything. Let's take art as an example - You look at a picture - some folks see different things in it. It's a little bit like trying to find god. Shouldn't be spo...
by William the White
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

No Sir. If we're trusting to science, we can get rid of all that art n lit shite. It adds bugger all to our scientific understanding of anything. Let's take art as an example - You look at a picture - some folks see different things in it. It's a little bit like trying to find god. Shouldn't be spo...
by William the White
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

No Sir. If we're trusting to science, we can get rid of all that art n lit shite. It adds bugger all to our scientific understanding of anything. Let's take art as an example - You look at a picture - some folks see different things in it. It's a little bit like trying to find god. Shouldn't be spo...
by William the White
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

The judgement only considers schools with a non-religious character..seems like they missed this rather important bit out. As a parent, I have no qualms about some syllabus time being devoted to humanism , to help my children understand differing views. They'll ultimately make their own minds up. m...
by William the White
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

To be replaced by secular schools in which religion is taught as an important subject - because of its important place in human society. Faith is different - this should be no business of the state and the state should not contribute to its teaching. The state should certainly uphold religious free...
by William the White
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

The judgement only considers schools with a non-religious character..seems like they missed this rather important bit out. As a parent, I have no qualms about some syllabus time being devoted to humanism , to help my children understand differing views. They'll ultimately make their own minds up. m...
by William the White
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

This About. Fecking. Time. Good news but a minor first step. The end of state funded faith schools has to be the aim. Okay, I'll bite at an obvious hook. Replaced by what? The said state funded faith schools don't teach anything else except religion, do they? If I remember ( as a Catholic) we had a...
by William the White
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Bolton vs Rotherham 72/73
Replies: 36
Views: 2732

Re: Bolton vs Rotherham 72/73

So nowt like our good goal against Everton in 1997/8 which should have sent them down and kept us up then? The events at Chelsea - Per's miss!!! Had something to do with it. And - despite the fact i detest Everton, i do have two v gd mates who support them. I have to say they have no memory of the ...
by William the White
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8791
Views: 259713

Re: Today I'm happy about......

Prufrock wrote:This

About. Fecking. Time.
Good news but a minor first step.

The end of state funded faith schools has to be the aim.
by William the White
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Per Frandsen - your memories
Replies: 38
Views: 3723

Re: Per Frandsen - your memories

Agree with all the above. I'd like to identify his performance in the opening match of the 2001-02 season, away at Leicester as his finest 90 minutes. Per absolutely bossed that game. He scored 2 and made 2 in a Whites 5-0 victory. I was writing the match report for the sadly missed fanzine Tripe n ...
by William the White
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 18107
Views: 468824

Re: The Politics Thread

I'm really not sure if this is the right thread... But please read, please sign if you can in good conscience, please share if you wish to support human rights and freedom of expression in one of the most appalling autocracies in the world... https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Amnesty_internationa...
by William the White
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you eating and drinking tonight?
Replies: 9554
Views: 279815

Re: What are you eating and drinking tonight?

A Swedish fella who I have a meeting with this coming week has sent me two Gotland sheepkin rugs, one for me and one for Taff Tavit, and refuses all forms of reimbursement for them, despite their nett value being around £150 each (Messrs Sarbanes and Oxley need know feck all about them, capiche? ;)...
by William the White
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Where are you going tonight?
Replies: 4735
Views: 176585

Re: Where are you going tonight?

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Magnificent. I'm going to issue you with a list of nosebaggeries, too. :)
Ooooh, yes. Just what we need. Think fish... think spice... think ethnic... And everywhere needs veggie option... :D :D :D
by William the White
Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Where are you going tonight?
Replies: 4735
Views: 176585

Re: Where are you going tonight?

Bruce Rioja wrote:
William the White wrote:Tonight is opera at cineworld from NY Met.

Berg's Lulu.

Quite short.

Just 266 mins.

:D
You can fly to New York in that time :shock:

Je t'aime NYC :)
We are planning that trip for 2017, to include the Met Opera and half a doz galleries. :D
by William the White
Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Royals, my arse! - Reading (A) 21/11/15
Replies: 166
Views: 13168

Re: Royals, my arse! - Reading (A) 21/11/15

TANGODANCER wrote:Feeney and.......pxss off micman......and part saved, but it's 2-1.
We scored a pen? :shock:
by William the White
Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Question about a fan takeover
Replies: 370
Views: 28902

Re: Question about a fan takeover

Harry Genshaw wrote:Interesting article in 442 this month re RB Leipzig. Along with Salzburg and New York, they're another side that Red Bull have invested squillions in. They must be looking for a way to break into English football too, surely? Red Bull Trotters anyone?
Little White Bull?