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by rod taylor
10 Jan 2019 15:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New ikea coming to Greenwich
Replies: 18
Views: 7983

Re: New ikea coming to Greenwich

You say that like it’s a bad thing. Are you perhaps unaware than ‘Mid-century vintage’ is all the rage in interiors right now? I was watching North By Northwest at the weekend and positively lusting after the villian’s lodge on Mount Rushmore. I grant you that, and don't get me wrong, a Frank Lloyd...
by rod taylor
9 Jan 2019 23:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New ikea coming to Greenwich
Replies: 18
Views: 7983

Re: New ikea coming to Greenwich

michael wrote:
9 Jan 2019 14:45

Most of my furniture comes from Ikea so I can never quite understand why people dislike it so much (other than the shopping experience).
But I've never had the meatballs.
Because they make everyone's house look like James Bond's ski lodge.
by rod taylor
17 Dec 2018 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 3182

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

Rod, would you like to explain why Mamma Dough is not facing the same opposition mindful it is next door to Nando’s? I'm not in a position to explain, mate. I have no information on it! But I don't think that Mama Dough is a white restaurant and Nandos is a black one, mate. You obviously do otherwi...
by rod taylor
16 Dec 2018 21:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 3182

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

The Nando’s situation about signage, bikes etc was another case of project fear, a small group of people did not want Nando’s in Sydenham because it was going to attract certain demographics of the community and a few bigots in some degree of standing/authority wanted to stop the whole thing in its...
by rod taylor
8 Dec 2018 11:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dodgy CD?
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Dodgy CD?

so the question, is this some rare copy of the original (which was recorded, coincidentally in the afternoon on 25th Feb 2002 ->~ 522?), or is this more likely a fake/dodgy copy of the original CD? They used to sell bootleg copies of albums and concert recordings down Camden Market. These would alw...
by rod taylor
5 Dec 2018 16:13
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Problem posting
Replies: 22
Views: 1541

Re: Problem posting

Simply instead of rubbishing each other the time would be better spent improving both. That's not how it works. In a competitive (online) world, and certainly in the competitive industries that Mr Beach has worked in, you drive the competition away, whilst talking endlessly about wanting to work to...
by rod taylor
5 Dec 2018 15:04
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Problem posting
Replies: 22
Views: 1541

Re: Problem posting

Who is Chris Beach? :roll: Also known as the Correspondent from RTW. I'm not sure why Mr Beach ever posted on the STF. It's a clear conflict of interests. Any conflict (and conflict was inevitable) could legitimately be seen as an attempt to undermine his biggest rival forum. Mr Beach should just h...
by rod taylor
5 Dec 2018 14:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 307
Views: 172216

Re: Sticky music thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDFbQJkvhzM Just having a boogie. :D That was one of the great albums of the 1990s. Though I do think Narayan was one of the weaker tracks - partly because Hayley Mills's kid has a weak, nasally voice. Minefields and Funky Shit are the business though. I'd put this a...
by rod taylor
5 Dec 2018 12:05
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Problem posting
Replies: 22
Views: 1541

Re: Problem posting

Who is Chris Beach? :roll:
by rod taylor
15 Nov 2018 12:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 2504

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

The number 176 from Tottenham Court Road to Cobb's Corner is convenient in that you don't need to change but you could literally get to Birmingham in the time it takes. Try doing it at 3 in the morning after you’ve had a skin full. Every 1...7...6...tu...Penge at intervals of 20 seconds is like a l...
by rod taylor
10 Nov 2018 12:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 75
Views: 10168

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

The real-life equivalent, for me, of using a pseudonym is a doctor or a lawyer putting on a false moustache and shouting out confidential information. It’s a poor professional choice. If a doctor or lawyer wants to put on a false moustache and shout out confidential information about themselves , t...
by rod taylor
10 Nov 2018 09:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 75
Views: 10168

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

It does on ours :) It's to make sure that people don't abuse their anonymity by hiding behind it and making highly critical or even potentially libellous comments about other people and institutions. I understand the professional reputation side of things because I have to maintain the same - but t...
by rod taylor
9 Nov 2018 16:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 75
Views: 10168

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

More a case of: if you're not prepared to put your full name to it, then don't post it! Speaking as someone who uses a pseudonym I'm not quite sure it plays like that. I would like the opportunity to share my views on a public platform; but then I also have a professional reputation that requires t...
by rod taylor
1 Nov 2018 19:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Local announcements with political message
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: Local announcements with political message

vbsydenham wrote::lol: :lol:

Don't let the door hit you on the way out
That’s a graceless response mate.
by rod taylor
9 Jan 2018 21:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle club
Replies: 49
Views: 23449

Re: Poodle club

Hi Rod Taylor, we were made aware of a group of people interested in taking over the lease, but not for an orphanage, library, or food bank. As far as we knew, It was just an entitled hipsters' boozer. We thought our neighbours might rather have diverse entertainment at the weekends. Had you been t...
by rod taylor
9 Jan 2018 19:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle club
Replies: 49
Views: 23449

Re: Poodle club

Miss0 wrote: 1.We live nearby and noticed that BR had shut.
2.We found the owner through the BR website.
3.We offered him the asking price for his lease.
Did you know at any stage that there was a community interest group trying to lease the premises?
by rod taylor
8 Jan 2018 18:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle club
Replies: 49
Views: 23449

Re: Poodle club

If there was profit to be made on weekdays surely it would open weekdays too. Perhaps the failure of Beer Rebellion was due to not being able to make enough money during the week. The BR plan had been to continue as a non-profit making community concern because Matt owned the brewery. They had met ...
by rod taylor
2 Jan 2018 12:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 307
Views: 172216

Re: Sticky music thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqloMc9mYBM Can there be a more impressive man than Daniel Barenboim? Here wielding a baton - but just as good playing Beethoven on the piano or talking...about anything. This is a good one for when it is tipping it down outside and you have the time to watch the wat...
by rod taylor
31 Dec 2017 01:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STILL NO SYDENHAM CHRISTMAS TREE OR LIGHTS?!
Replies: 35
Views: 14456

Re: STILL NO SYDENHAM CHRISTMAS TREE OR LIGHTS?!

sherlomi wrote:I also think the barriers around the christmas tree are ridiculous. It looks like its been arrested.
Arrest ye merry gentlemen.
by rod taylor
27 Dec 2017 16:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Alfred Pub
Replies: 11
Views: 4078

Re: Alfred Pub

“Dear Young Workers, Get lost. We’re full. Best wishes, Home-owners.” Dear Rest of England, Everything is in London. Pack your bags and come here. There is nothing for you in your home town. Best wishes, The strategy for national growth ps. will the last person out of Stoke shut the door behind them.