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Started by mikeshadow on Feb 13, 2020 2:30:40 AM
75th anniversary of VE Day - extended pub hours

Pubs, clubs and bars, which are licensed to trade until 11pm, will be allowed to open for an additional two hours, on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May from 11am until 1am the following morning, to mark the anniversary.

The order, laid in Parliament today, will also apply to premises licensed to provide entertainment such as music, dances, plays and films.

Commemorations and community events will be held across the country to remember the heroism of British, Commonwealth and Allied armed forces personnel and the contribution of ordinary citizens to the war effort.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pub-hours-extended-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Feb 2020 16:39:30 (#61 of 104)

reboots the Turing test

guigal - 13 Feb 2020 16:39:32 (#62 of 104)

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 16:35:40 ( #60 of 60) Alanis Morisette old fruit.

Not Alainis, then.

Your 'ironic overload' is responsible for the misleading spelling, is it?

guigal - 13 Feb 2020 16:46:06 (#63 of 104)

The Alanis Morissette lyrics don't deal with irony, in the Tadagee sense of 'accusing someone else of their own fault', if that is a permissible use of the word 'irony'.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 16:49:04 (#64 of 104)

Indeed the whole thing about that song, and the consequent meme, is that none of the things she lists are actually ironic. It's all utter nonsense really...

...hmmm...

...you're not a songwriter are you?

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Feb 2020 16:49:33 (#65 of 104)

we're going to need to reboot again, Tada

guigal - 13 Feb 2020 16:59:00 (#66 of 104)

#65

Ironic that nonsense-spewing Robot Frankie should accuse people of being robots.

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Feb 2020 17:00:08 (#67 of 104)

Ooh, tetchy AI!

SinnerBoy - 13 Feb 2020 18:28:44 (#68 of 104)

FrankieTeardrop

we're going to need to reboot again, Tada

Is that code for "deliver a good kicking to"?

nemo75 - 13 Feb 2020 19:01:57 (#69 of 104)

Always with the violence.

SinnerBoy - 13 Feb 2020 19:04:19 (#70 of 104)

Yeah, man!

nemo75 - 13 Feb 2020 19:12:34 (#71 of 104)

Go for it.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 20:32:50 (#72 of 104)

The actual effect of area bombing has been much debated. German morale never broke as a result

One wonders why anyone thought it would, given that they'd all just lived through the Blitz.

solomongursky - 13 Feb 2020 20:36:07 (#73 of 104)

I think the Blitz was 600 acres all told, Dresden was 1600 acres in one night. I think London had a firestorm, Coventry did and Hamburg. A survivor said the noise was like someone pressing every key on a massive church organ.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 20:37:16 (#74 of 104)

One wonders why anyone thought it would, given that they'd all just lived through the Blitz.

Well the Blitz was at the start of the war at a time when the country was largely (if certainly not unanimously) behind the nation's leadership. The bombing in Germany was at a time when most Germans knew the war was lost, were sick to death of it and hated (although were terrified of) the Nazis.

nemo75 - 13 Feb 2020 20:52:12 (#75 of 104)

600 acres? London docks, Manchester, Liverpool, Coventry... really?

ChankNolen - 14 Feb 2020 09:38:20 (#76 of 104)

#41 pretty much nails it.

SinnerBoy - 14 Feb 2020 11:16:15 (#77 of 104)

nemo75

600 acres?

Seems very low to me, too. Sunderland suffered 43 air raids, the most of anywhere outside London.

DesEsseintes - 14 Feb 2020 12:25:36 (#78 of 104)

Geordie conclusion: Say what you want about that Mr Hitler, but he bombed the hell out of Sunderland...

InternationalVicar - 14 Feb 2020 13:20:35 (#79 of 104)

Sunderland suffered 43 air raids, the most of anywhere outside London.

Portsmouth was the most consistently bombed throughout the war, (rather than just the blitz), with 67 air raids.

solomongursky - 14 Feb 2020 13:28:31 (#80 of 104)

Plymouth was the other firestorm.

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