Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Autumn - Winter 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    thought this was going to be mid-autumn-winter :rolleyes:
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Autumn came late. Blame it on Trump.
     
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  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    blame it on that boobie retro
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  6. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Anyone having problems with BTinternet. It’s usually been reliable for me until Mon am when I started an aspect of my job that involved me conducting a 45 min webinar assessment and it went off twice. Since then it’s been of
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Mine's OK and I couldn't see anything listed here: BT: broadband, TV, phone, home & business
     
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  8. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Could be a local thing BT say they’ve found a fault and will repair but I’m not very confident and it was very awkward as I’ve always had an excellent connection and it cut off twice during the interview.
     
  9. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    We’ve been having intermittent problems for a while and the engineer is here now. I think there is a fault somewhere. We’re off Railton Rd.
     
  10. ash

    ash Inittogether

    We’re just off Ferndale Rd they haven’t offered to send an engineer yet will wait and see what happens on 14th when they claim to haves have it fixed.
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Good luck. I hate how pissed off I get when the internet goes down.
     
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  12. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Something pretty heavy kicking off outside tube. Blues and twos galore.
     
  13. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  15. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    Some sort of preacher was using a gun to illustrate an anti-violence speech. He was pretending to shoot a guy who was playing dead. The gun looked real. Probably a replica, but given the guy's emotional delivery and his delusion that it's OK to wave a gun around in public...well you never know. Armed police arrived and trussed him up.
     
  16. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    Mine was playing up last night. But how does one know which link in the chain to blame? Maybe it was sun spots. Or someone vomiting in the green cabinet. Anyway, my discounted first 12 months with BT are up so the bill has more than doubled. Time to change supplier yet again.
     
  17. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Utility companies, like current accounts, credit cards and underpants, need to be changed every 12 months. It's a silly annual dance, but it's begrudgingly worth the effort; a bit like a cèilidh
     
  18. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    What a fucking prat.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What an utter dickhead.


     
  20. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    He is probably better versed in firearms law by now. I considered grabbing his gun so I could inspect it, but given how likely he is to be many sandwiches short of a picnic I phoned the rozzers instead. They were very slick. And didn't shoot anyone.
     
  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    If you pay for a service you should be able to get a minimum standard of service whatever the supplier.

    Its one place where the neo liberal dogma of choice failed. Saying its a silly dance is buying into it.
     
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  22. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    You are saying there is no choice?
     
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  23. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    We have been here before.
     
  24. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Strange to see the Dogstar now offering VIP entry, and table packages for £180...

    Makes a change from Winston carving a hole in the floor to drop the door cash through to stop them from being robbed so frequently.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They've made some odd and not exactly positive changes of late, like having a woman going around the dance floor selling shots, West End style. Tacky as fuck. They've done what they describe as 'VIP entry' for ages though. Given the length of the queues and the fact that they usually offer a totally free guestlist to anyone who wants to get on it, then it seems fair enough to make queue-hoppers shell out.

    It's funny that when it opened it seemed the very essence of gentrification. Now it's right at the bottom end of the scale for Brixton, and, to be honest, pretty good value at free/£3-£5 for a night with DJs that's open til 4am. I hope the staff are successful in their bid for a decent wage though.
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  28. David Clapson

    David Clapson Well-Known Member

    Quite. It wasn't great to set the armed police on a black guy with his heart in the right place. But I think it was the least worst option. He has plenty of evidence that he didn't have criminal intent. Maybe they'll just caution him.
     
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Looking back Im agreeing its a silly dance.

    What I'm saying is straightforward. Pay for service to get a basic utility get minimum standards.

    Privatisation was supposed to have sorted this out. Its failed.
     
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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    So just 20 metres from the Dogstar is this message.
     
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