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by FranTastic444
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?

Just as a matter of interest, B&B, what is your favourite flight simulator? Would love the space, budget, time, skill to be able to put together a flight sim with life-size cockpit, 'real' instruments and controls and some fancy-pants screens to give me a wrap-around view of the (virtual) outside wo...
by FranTastic444
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?

I'm fortunate in that I'm in IT and can work from home. In fact, I've been so busy with my day job over the last 2 1/2 weeks that I've been housebound that I just haven't really had time to get bored or to have time to think much about these crazy times that we find ourselves in. Our company has sta...
by FranTastic444
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: 25 reasons to wear a dress (by a genius)
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: 25 reasons to wear a dress (by a genius)

With my Pinterest access restored, I've come across a guy called Chris Tiberius who is pulling off dress wearing at the same level that Mark pulls off skirt wearing (IMHO). Not generally a fan of 'flats' as a shoe style, but I really like what he has on. Anyone got any idea of what these shoes are c...
by FranTastic444
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Meggings
Replies: 22
Views: 2092

Re: Meggings

I got a pair of meggings when I started my journey into alternative clothing styles a couple of years back. The wife hated them - this was back in the days before she had come to accept my new pastime. I sent them back based upon the wife's reaction (not even sure that I ever got a refund), but I'm ...
by FranTastic444
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr. Steed, if you please!
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Mr. Steed, if you please!

When I met FranTastic444 for a fabulous luncheon several months ago, I did not find his "accent" off-putting in the least -- at least he has one. To his ear, I must've sounded like a US television talking head. (Nobody has ever been able to nail down where I'm from based on the way I speak. It's th...
by FranTastic444
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr. Steed, if you please!
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Mr. Steed, if you please!

Scottish accents vastly outnumber any of the other regional accents on Radio 4 and West Country accents are nowhere to be found.  I don't think replacing one monopoly with another one is the way to diversity.   What about the wonderfully delectable Alice Roberts? Stephen Merchant, James May. For ou...
by FranTastic444
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr. Steed, if you please!
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Mr. Steed, if you please!

If you think having a Brummie accent makes you the butt of jokes, you should see what Brummies make of a Somerset accent -- I found out when I worked in a Birmingham factory! My comments were more at an institutional level rather than a personal level. At factories, offices, schools, colleges you a...
by FranTastic444
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr. Steed, if you please!
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Mr. Steed, if you please!

About time too! As much as I love the Beeb, for many years it was just too white and middle class, with a very London-centric outlook in many respects. In recent years they have made a lot of effort to have more programming to cater for different demographics, but they were still too London focused...
by FranTastic444
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What will you wear on St. Patrick's Day?
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: What will you wear on St. Patrick's Day?

crfriend wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:23 am
(it's Irish-themed, like much in these here parts)
I've always said of bars in the US that claim to be Irish, all it really means is that they sell Guinness :mrgreen:
by FranTastic444
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems with Pinterest
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Problems with Pinterest

Well, my Pinterest account is back. Reading again through my email history, I got a couple of notifications about pins being removed because of copyright information. It turns out that in both cases they were articles I'd saved for later relating to exercise (one yoga, one a home-workout for toned a...
by FranTastic444
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems with Pinterest
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Problems with Pinterest

I have had a couple of my pins deleted based on Copyright claims, didn't really bother to investigate. In today's world you can get an account suspected to deleted for just about anything. I would just create a new account and move on. Yeah, don't I know it :D Annoying really, as I'd started to use...
by FranTastic444
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems with Pinterest
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Problems with Pinterest

I've been using Pinterest for a while now for skirting inspiration and also other topics I'm interested in (cars, art etc.) Out of the blue I got a couple of emails saying that pins had been deleted - We're getting in touch to let you know we received a copyright complaint and have removed one (or m...