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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:28 AM
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What is something about the UK you love?
I'll start---Ali G

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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:29 AM
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1. Doctor Who
And I'll second you on Ali G. :)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:29 AM
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2. Shakespeare and all the really cool UK guys
:D
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:36 AM
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19. Cuban cigars!
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:30 AM
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3. Wallace & Gromit
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 AM
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7. Good show, old chap
I like them a lot myself
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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11. Excellent show, and are you ready for their new movie this fall?
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:35 AM
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16. That is uber-cool
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:35 AM
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17. Nick Park is pretty amazing.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:30 AM
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4. Dylan Moran
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 AM by primate1
Actually, he's Irish...hmmm...

Monty Python...and British humour in general.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 AM
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5. Their zany sense of humor - the flip side of their stiff upper lip. . .
and their penchant for understatement.

:evilgrin:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 AM
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6. I love London. I am just sick about this.
I just woke up to this. This is awful.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 AM
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8. Black Sabbath.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:40 AM
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Sabbath are teh roxs
:thumbsup:
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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9. Elton John, David Bowie, The Beatles,
Basically the entire British Invasion.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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10. I love all of the UK.
I've visited there twice and my favorite part is Scotland.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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They show breasts and bottoms on the tele
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:33 AM
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13. and used to have a little red star on the corner of the telly when those
shows were one so you knew exactly when to stop clicking. Mind you, it didn't exactly take a lot of clicking to flip the dial if you missed it the first time :) - so your odds of finding a star were about 1 in 5
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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12. The countryside, the small little villages
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:34 AM by DS1
that aren't infested with megasuperstores, drivers know how to drive, doesn't typically get too hot, milder winters, much more culturally diverse than most of the U.S. - and mostly without the racism. I love the pubs, both the night-oriented ones and the day oriented ones that you'll find on the side of a canal somewhere. Where you can get a pint and go sit on a river bank and watch the ships trundle by. I like the lack of social uptightness you find here, religious, sexual, drugs, etc.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:34 AM
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14. Monty Python, the streets of London, the tube...
I just bought the complete Python DVD collection. I can't recommend it more highly.
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:34 AM
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My buddy Sue
She uses the word "shall" in casual conversation. :)
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:34 AM
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15. Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, St. Martin in the Field, the British
Museum, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Tate....
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:35 AM
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18. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:36 AM
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20. It is, in practice, the World Capital of Formula One.
Most F1 teams are based in Britain. Even "foreign" ones like Renault and Toyota.
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Trigger Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:36 AM
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21. Absolutely Fabulous, sweetie darling!
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:37 AM
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22. Led Zeppelin...The Beatles.....Douglas Adams....A. C. Clarke.....
...on and on and on..and last but not definitely not least...a place I'd love to be able to see before I die..The Castle Amberley as that's my name and the Village of Amberley near Sussex has been there since the 600's and the Castle built in the 1100's...*dreams on*

http://www.amberleycastle.co.uk/gallery/tours.html



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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:39 AM
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23. The outspokenness in Parliament :)
You have to love the booing, catcalling, etc. that goes on when someone is making an ass of themselves while speaking to Parliament.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:41 AM
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28. Do you watch PM's questions on C-Span
I love it. It is great watching Parliament act like Sports Fans
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:43 AM
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31. Not regularly, but I've seen bits and pieces :)
Sometimes just hearing them boo is good for a laugh :)
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quisp Donating Member (926 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:39 AM
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24. Bass Ale...
oh, and Scotland
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:39 AM
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25. Robert Adam
18th century architect.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:40 AM
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26. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
I thought I'd be the contrarian and say something about the food...

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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:40 AM
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27. I went to England in 1995
We toured Manchester and the Lake District and the northern border. To this day it is my favorite foreign country I ever visited. I remember how beautiful the countryside was, and I was so amazed by how old things were there - everywhere you went there was a stone circle or a fairy castle sitting up on a nearby hill, and the gravestones in the village graveyards dated back 800 years. I was just so impressed by the sense of gravity and age and history there (we don't have that here in the US really). And I loved the rain and mist and the "greenness" of everything - everything seemed magic all the time because of the weather. I even liked the food! Just thinking of how lovely and wonderful England was makes me nostalgic for that trip.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:41 AM
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29. The EastEnders
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 AM by demnan
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 AM
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30. I believe I lived there in a previous life. I felt
it when I made my first trip to the UK.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:45 AM
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32. My best friend from high school - Kirstie
She is in London - I need to make sure she's safe.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:47 AM
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33. Give her our best wishes
I hope she and her loved ones are all ok
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:53 AM
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34. Too many things to mention:
the mystery novels, the many fine television dramas and comedies, the English cathedral choir repertoire, the accents, and when I was on my one visit there many years ago, the delightful discovery that English people are not stuffy and inhibited, as the stereotype goes, but friendly and funny.

Today is a very sad day.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:53 AM
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35. My crabby buddy Paul in the next office.
He's a good bloke.

FSC
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:54 AM
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36. Judas Priest, Pyranha kayaks, my friends Bob, Kevin and
Aaron, geez the list goes on and on.

This is terrible, truly terrible. :(
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:55 AM
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37. Dinosaurs!!!!
I can spend whole days in the Natural History Museum.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:57 AM
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38. my friends.....and the entire Punk Rock
scene of the 1970's
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 AM
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42. A Big shout out to the late Joe Strummer!
:hi:
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:11 AM
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39. The Wig and Quill Pub in Salisbury! n/t
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:16 AM
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40. Glorious CORNWALL!
Bodmin Moor, St. Ives, Penzance, Charles Winpenny's www.cornwallcam.co.uk webcam, pasties, the best cream on Earth and the landscape.

:loveya: me some Cornwall!
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:19 AM
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41. Real Ale!
Good, cask ale in the pubs. If i lived there, i'd never leave the pub. I'd have to buy one so i could live upstairs.
The Professor
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Malikshah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:25 AM
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43. all of it
if we could, my partner and I would pick up and move there permanently.

the US is too F&*Ced up right now.
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