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What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
(03-26-2017 08:57 PM)Luke Mauser Wrote:  A documentary about Christopher Columbus:

"As they approached the Americas, Columbus saw illumines lights in the sky".

As distinct from what kind of lights, exactly?


It turned out this was an "Ancient Aliens" documentary. The guy carried on …


"It seems that aliens were guiding Columbus to the Americas"


Er … he was heading West from Spain. Where else would he have ended up?

He thought he could reach India that way. You need to remember that back in those days no one knew about the Americas except the Vikings.

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03-27-2017 09:49 AM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
(03-27-2017 09:49 AM)Captain Jigglypuff Wrote:  
(03-26-2017 08:57 PM)Luke Mauser Wrote:  A documentary about Christopher Columbus:

"As they approached the Americas, Columbus saw illumines lights in the sky".

As distinct from what kind of lights, exactly?


It turned out this was an "Ancient Aliens" documentary. The guy carried on …


"It seems that aliens were guiding Columbus to the Americas"


Er … he was heading West from Spain. Where else would he have ended up?

He thought he could reach India that way. You need to remember that back in those days no one knew about the Americas except the Vikings.

And the Spanish, and the Native Americans.

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03-27-2017 11:11 AM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
Civil Unrest during Anti-Putin protests in Russia, a possible Civil War between the Republican Party, what else didn't I add to this post?

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03-27-2017 01:54 PM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
This headline:

"The model Katie Price has been widely criticised for using make-up to 'sex up' her nine-year-old daughter."

I've seen the pictures. Believe me, 'sexing up' is not what has happened here.

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04-02-2017 07:13 PM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
Someone on the radio used the (non-)word 'ept'.

As in "they were amazed that a woman could be ept at maths and science".

The opposite of 'inept' is not 'ept'; it is 'adept'.

This person was a professor as well (although not of English, obviously)

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04-23-2017 02:47 AM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
A documentary about forensic science.

"These days we'd be able to use DNA testing, but DNA wasn't discovered until the 1950s"

Er, DNA was discovered in the 1860s ….

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05-02-2017 01:48 AM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
(05-02-2017 01:48 AM)Luke Mauser Wrote:  A documentary about forensic science.

"These days we'd be able to use DNA testing, but DNA wasn't discovered until the 1950s"

Er, DNA was discovered in the 1860s ….

The structure of DNA was discovered in the 1950's, but I'm guessing that isn't relevant to the show.

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05-02-2017 11:58 AM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
^ Well, it was irrelevant twice over. First because DNA was discovered much earlier than when the crime happened.

Second because the discoveries made in the 1950s wouldn't have helped solve the crime. for that, they would need DNA 'fingerprinting', which was developed in the 1990s.

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05-06-2017 07:13 PM
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RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
An advert for women's sanitary products.

"3.5 billion women in the world. No two of them are the same. So why should their pads be?"

Yeah, you've definitely made a different design of sanitary towel for each of the world's 3.5 billion women.

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05-18-2017 07:20 AM
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