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>> No. 5883 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
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>> No. 5884 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:56 pm
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Can't comment on Nando's but loads of my mates love Subway, I can't understand why. In an area with loads of great local sandwich shops, they still visit subway regularly...
>> No. 5885 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 8:09 pm
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>>5883
Nandos feels like a proper restaurant, but is as predictable (and consistent) as a McDonald's. I.e. you get the ease of eating fast food without the "stigma" of eating fast food. Add in that it's not especially expensive and you're onto a winner, even if their actual food is not great.

As for Subway... no idea.
>> No. 5886 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 8:18 pm
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>>5883
Nando's is shit. It's regular fast food with a ton of capsaicin added as an afterthought. Uninspiring food for uninspiring people.

Subway is ok in my books though. Nothing to write home about but still one of the rare sources of healthy fast food.
>> No. 5887 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 8:53 pm
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>>5886
>Healthy.
Lad.
>> No. 5888 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 11:42 pm
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Nando's isn't especially great, but there's not much you can do wrong with sticking chicken and chillies together in some pitta bread. I don't mind eating there if people want to, even though I can never help thinking how easily I could have just made the same meal at home in the time it took to go to the restaurant.

Subway is just proper shit, though. Their ingredients are horrendously low quality.
>> No. 5889 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 1:28 am
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Nandos is very poor by any stretch of the imagination. The meat is horrible and the chips are uninspiring. It is incredibly bland and largely popular with boring people. Pino Grigio at an office get-together sort of thing, junior management women with that school secretary look about them. Grey suit trousers. They might even say stuff like "dead classy" and keep dead twigs in a white vase near their TV. They like Dido.

Anyway fuck Nandos. A friend of mine worked there and basically told me never to eat any of the chicken. That kind of accolade made my mind up. Even Wetherspoons is better than Nandos, in that you can actually order something reasonably nice from a menu. You can see into the kitchen in one of the Spoonses in my hometown, and that's pretty reassuring.

Anyway Spoons isn't great but it's better than Nandos. But why would you bother going to either when every town in the country has a better, cheaper option?

>>5886

Oh mate no it isn't healthy though is it come on now
>> No. 5891 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 10:23 am
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>>5889
>t is incredibly bland and largely popular with boring people. Pino Grigio at an office get-together sort of thing, junior management women with that school secretary look about them. Grey suit trousers. They might even say stuff like "dead classy" and keep dead twigs in a white vase near their TV. They like Dido.

You just described my girlfriends mother. This is going in the Christmas card this year.
>> No. 5892 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 10:24 am
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>>5889
I thought Spoons did all there food in those horrible frozen bags and just microwaved it?
>> No. 5895 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 1:56 pm
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I've heard of Subway but not these others. Oh well.
>> No. 5897 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 2:31 pm
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>Nandos is very poor by any stretch of the imagination. The meat is horrible and the chips are uninspiring.

I can't see that the meat is that bad. It's just fresh A-grade chicken which has been flame grilled and doused in hot sauce. It's hardly inspiring, but it's not objectively bad either. To criticise simply prepared fresh food like that but praise over-processed shit like Wetherspoon's is weird.
>> No. 5898 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 2:50 pm
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>>5897

It isn't fresh, simply prepared or indeed "grade A". The chickens they use are battery farmed and usually class B. It's covered in artificial sauces which are bland yet full of flavour enhancers (rather than actual ingredients) resulting in a terrible mess of nasty textures and greasy seasoning. Whether you agree with the ethics of intensive farming or not, it produces a much lower grade of meat. If you're used to bad meat, then Nandos probably doesn't taste that different, but it really is low grade stuff.

While Spoons is a far cry from fine dining, it has a more interesting menu with better ingredients. The beef is Farm-Assured, they bother to use Maris Piper spuds, the sausages are free from crap, the eggs are free range, the fish is sustainably caught... It's still Spoons, the puddings are still microwaved and the curries come from a tub, but it's better quality food than Nandos for a fraction of the price.
>> No. 5899 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 2:51 pm
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But they have bottomless drinks at Nandos!
>> No. 5900 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 3:13 pm
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>>5899

Of cheap syrup mixed with flat soda water coming out of dirty lines.
>> No. 5901 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 4:32 pm
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>>5898

Look, I don't mean to be argumentative, but you're just wrong by the source I looked at prior to making the previous post.

http://www.theprintworks.com/the_place/venues/nandos/

So it's fresh, A-grade chicken marinated for 24 hours and grilled to order. What now?
>> No. 5902 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 4:41 pm
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>>5895

You've never heard of Wetherspoons? What manner of cave have you been living in? They sell cheap beer and passable grub, it's my temple. They steaks are the only thing I'll eat mind you because I know they grill them fresh.

What about Yates or Sizzling? Note: Yates is balls.
>> No. 5904 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 4:47 pm
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>>5885

Not especially expensive?! Lad, it's about £14 for a beer, shitty bit of chicken and a fistful of chips. I've only been to Nandos once and can happily say I'll never return. When I dine out, I like to be so full that I feel sick afterwards... Nandos wouldn't fill the stomach of a starving Ethiopian.
>> No. 5905 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 4:57 pm
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>>5901

Lad, the website for an entertainment complex in Manchester isn't a valid source of information.

For starters, "A-grade" actually doesn't mean anything. I can legitimately bludgeon a chaffinch to death and sell it as "A-grade". In the UK we have a meat class system - Class A and Class B. It isn't even particularly relevant.

The fact that it's been marinated for 24 hours doesn't change the quality of the chicken. It arguably masks the taste and texture of mediocre meat, but it isn't a refined cooking technique and definitely doesn't merit the prices.

If you don't mean to be argumentative, why are you voraciously defending a mediocre institution with non-facts derived from extraneous sources? I suggest you reassess your allegiance and stop eating at terrible restaurants.

>>5902

The Spoons steaks are pretty reasonable. They aren't generally the best examples of their cuts, but they stand up to basic inspection and tick all their respective boxes. I've often wondered why the steak sauces are advertised as "suitable for vegetarians" though.
>> No. 5906 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 5:15 pm
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>>5904
Less than £15 quid for a meal out in a restaurant-type place featuring semi-table service is what I consider "not especially expensive". Whether it's value for money is different question entirely and in that regard I'd agree.

> Nandos wouldn't fill the stomach of a starving Ethiopian.
I disagree. The "half a chicken with two sides" is reasonably filling (for me, at least, and at a touch over 15st I'm not exactly a minimalist when it comes to eating).

Anyway, it's not like I'm recommending the place, but it's so thoroughly bland, average and uninspired that it's hard to actually find something to genuinely dislike about it. I don't get the rave either, but I find the almost visceral hatred some people have of the place equally baffling.
>> No. 5907 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 5:22 pm
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>>5906

No visceral hatred, lad, just a scathing disregard for a bad product. Maybe we just have higher standards than you.
>> No. 5908 Anonymous
7th April 2011
Thursday 5:30 pm
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>>5907
> Maybe we just have higher standards than you.
Must be it.
>> No. 5912 Anonymous
8th April 2011
Friday 5:26 am
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I'm going to be controversially un-edgy and say that I like Nandos. If a mate of mine said let's go to Nandos I would not recoil in disgust. I have bottles of Peri Peri sauce in my fridge and I use them on my own chickens.

inb4 cretinous inchworm or whatever the latest forced meme of the day is

Incidentally this is what Nandos say about their chicken on their website. Notably there is no mention of what class they may be.
Currently, Nando’s uses barn-reared chickens. Our whole chickens are sourced from the UK and supplied to us fresh by Faccenda and Freemans of Newent, who supply our halal chickens.
A small percentage of our chicken breast fillets are sourced from Holland and Germany as demand for this product outweighs supply in the UK. We do not purchase battery reared chickens or any manufactured chicken product.
We insist on the highest standards of hygiene and quality from our suppliers, who comply with the ACP (Assured Chicken Production) industry standards. Our barn-reared chickens are housed in deep littered, well-ventilated barns and have constant access to food and water. They are fed non-GM feed and are free from antibiotic growth promoters.
As part of a continuous process of reviewing all aspects of our supply to make certain our products are properly and ethically sourced. We are also actively looking at RSPCA Freedom Foods and Free Range chicken.
Nando’s prides itself in offering great tasting food at great value. Chicken welfare is of utmost importance however we also need to consider the price our customers are willing to pay.

>> No. 5913 Anonymous
8th April 2011
Friday 6:03 am
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It tastes quite nice but is quite expensive for the portion sizes. I cannot muster any more enthusiasm for the topic than that. It's alright, nothing more, nothing less.

Buying their marinade from the shops allows me to enjoy a heartier portion for less money, though, so I'd rather do that sometimes than go to the place.
>> No. 5917 Anonymous
8th April 2011
Friday 1:33 pm
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I've not been in a long time, but Nando's fillet burger and chips is probably the best meal I've ever eaten. Bunch of poncy Frenchies in this thread. Some of you will probably suspect me of attempting to troll, but I'm dead serious.
>> No. 5920 Anonymous
9th April 2011
Saturday 1:51 pm
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Nandos have got really stingy with their portions, when they first started over here it was actually quite good value, not any more.

I remember going into a Nandos in Croydon about 8 years ago and being the only white person in there :/
>> No. 5921 Anonymous
9th April 2011
Saturday 7:42 pm
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>>5920

Racist
>> No. 5987 Anonymous
13th April 2011
Wednesday 10:33 am
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>>5891
>keep dead twigs in a white vase near their TV
My girlfriend's mum actually has this. Are we dating the same woman?

>>5912
I shall join you and fester in un-edgy-ness. Yes, I could cook similar at home, but what you really pay for is for someone to cook and clean for you, as well as the food itself. Good place to go if you want to get out the house but don't have too much money to spend. I usually go for the mash rather than chips though, I must admit. And from experience it seems that some places are better than others so maybe I'm just lucky/ all of you are unlucky.

I'd place it in the same league as places like Bella Italia or Pizza Express, rather than Maccy Dees. Stuff you could do yourself, but they just do it a little bit better, and isn't made by deep fast frying chunks of offal.
>> No. 5989 Anonymous
13th April 2011
Wednesday 3:04 pm
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>>5987
But Bella Italia is shite and you could do it better yourself.
>> No. 5990 Anonymous
13th April 2011
Wednesday 4:27 pm
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>>5989
I don't know, haven't been there for years, was just the first thing that came to my head.
>> No. 7103 Anonymous
30th November 2011
Wednesday 9:09 pm
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HUNGRY Ross Dance bit into a Nando's chicken wrap — and found he was chomping on a live FROG. The horrified diner managed to spit out the 4in-long animal, but fears he may have already eaten one of its legs.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3968219/Hoppy-Meal.html

He looks hopping mad.
>> No. 7104 Anonymous
30th November 2011
Wednesday 9:22 pm
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>>5912
>barn-reared chickens
Doesn't really mean anything.

>We do not purchase battery reared chickens
This would depend on whose definition of "battery farm" you use.

>ACP (Assured Chicken Production) industry standards
Industries can invent their own standards for anything and then stick a nice shiny label on the packaging. Only independent standards are worth anything.

>We are also actively looking at RSPCA Freedom Foods and Free Range chicken.
And I'm actively looking at buying a Ferrari but it's not going to happen any time soon.
>> No. 7105 Anonymous
30th November 2011
Wednesday 10:11 pm
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I think we've essentially established that Nando's is mediocre at best, that their constant waffling about quality means precisely fuck all, and that their target demographic is the dull, semi-chavvy, dead-twigs-in-a-vase brigade.
>> No. 7106 Anonymous
30th November 2011
Wednesday 10:15 pm
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>>7105
Are you telling me that Are Ross in >>7103 is part of the 'dull, semi-chavvy, dead-twigs-in-a-vase brigade'?
>> No. 7107 Anonymous
30th November 2011
Wednesday 10:22 pm
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>>7106

He can barely adjust his face to make a recognisable expression. He's an accounts manager and he has a wife called Karen. The amount of potpourri and dead twigs in his (mostly white, tan and beige) sitting room is probably enormous. Karen probably says stuff like "dead classy" and I bet this is the most interesting thing that will happen in their entire lives.
>> No. 7109 Anonymous
30th November 2011
Wednesday 10:39 pm
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>>7107

I giggled.
>> No. 7111 Anonymous
1st December 2011
Thursday 12:27 am
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>>7104
>Doesn't really mean anything.
>depend on whose definition of "battery farm" you use

So let me get this straight, you're saying that the words 'barn-reared' and 'battery-reared' do not mean what they say they mean? Explain yourself. Do you think Nando's wouldn't be done for misleading customers if they were happy to advertise that they do not purchase battery hens when in fact they do?
>> No. 7112 Anonymous
1st December 2011
Thursday 12:38 am
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>>7111

Most battery farming is done in barns. All chickens are barn reared, whether they're confined in cages or not.

Now, I'm not him and I don't think they're outright lying, but they're not telling the truth either, and their chicken is not free-range Class A like they're eager to imply it is with their "barn-raised A-grade" talk.
>> No. 7113 Anonymous
1st December 2011
Thursday 1:03 am
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>>7112
But they said their chicken is not battery, so your syllogism is bollocks.

They are implying their chicken is free range by stating it's barn-raised? Are you mental or something?
>> No. 7115 Anonymous
1st December 2011
Thursday 1:09 am
7115 ARE YOU MENTAL OR SOMETHING?????
>>7113

Hahaha

Just passed this post in * and found that sentence completely representative of the bollocks chatted on .gs

>They are implying their chicken is free range by stating it's barn-raised? Are you mental or something?
>> No. 7116 Anonymous
1st December 2011
Thursday 1:10 am
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>>7114

Herring? Like the fish? Are you MENTAL or something?
>> No. 7117 Anonymous
1st December 2011
Thursday 1:17 am
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>>7113
When they say that their chicken is not battery they use the technical definition of battery, but the public generally think battery farming is just anything involving cages. So what they say is completely true, but misleading at the same time.

Also, their assertion that they don't use battery farming is a red herring anyway.
-It will actually be illegal to use battery farms from next year, so they don't really have a choice about this.
-and battery farming is mainly only used for eggs, the only way a battery farmed chicken would ever end up on your plate will be as a processed lump of meat covered in batter.

>>7111
The ASA is ineffectual enough as it is when it comes to punishing companies for complete lies. When companies write things like this about their products, everything they say can be argued as being entirely true, but they rely on the ignorance of the public to make them think it means something else.
>> No. 7124 Anonymous
1st December 2011
Thursday 7:09 pm
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>>7113

>They are implying their chicken is free range by stating it's barn-raised?

Of course they are.
>> No. 7135 Anonymous
3rd December 2011
Saturday 3:59 am
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>>7115
Chat is an intransitive verb, fuck you.
>> No. 8688 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 12:19 pm
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My friends dragged me to Nandos yesterday, it just strikes me as a slightly more upmarket KFC but mainly for people incapable of properly seasoning their own cooking.

I wish I'd bought shares a few years back, mind. They must have skyrocketed.
>> No. 8689 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 1:51 pm
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>>5902
I know someone who worked at spoons. The steaks are green before they are cooked. Also they treat staff like shit.

Never been to a Nando's but I'm a Subway fan. You get the convenience of fast food but less grease than Burger King or Macdonald's. And I like how you can actually choose exactly what goes on your sub. I'm sure the ingredients aren't super top notch but no fast food ever will be.
>> No. 8690 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 2:00 pm
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Are you by any chance friends with a number of "LADs"?

If so, this is why.
They are mental for eating that crap.
>> No. 8691 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 2:03 pm
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>>8690
I was first introduced to Nandos by a friend I met at university, who wasn't exactly a LAD, but decidedly working class. I was horrified that I was supposed to eat chicken with my hands, having been raised by middle-class parents to always respect proper table etiquette. It didn't even taste good.
>> No. 8692 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 2:50 pm
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>>8689
Can't you get that at any sandwich shop?
>> No. 8693 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 3:08 pm
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>>5987

>I'd place it in the same league as places like Bella Italia or Pizza Express, rather than Maccy Dees. Stuff you could do yourself, but they just do it a little bit better

Bella Italia, Zizzi, Nandos and especially Pizza Express all fall into a class of eatery I call "mediocre food for mediocre people". The culinary equivalent of an All-Bar-One.

If I'm paying twice the price of what it'd cost to produce at home, I expect a meal that's twice as good - and in these places you simply don't receive it.
>> No. 8694 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 4:10 pm
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Not that I'm really complaining that someone took the time to look for a related thread before posting, but this thread is almost 2 years old.

I remember posting in it, but it was so long ago that I no longer recognise which post might be mine. Still, I've not been to Nandos yet and I noticed one in Stirling. Seeing this thread again has put me right off again, so probably worked out best.
>> No. 8695 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 4:19 pm
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I've been once. Never again.

Thankfully it seems the place is so fucking popular now there's an hour or two to wait to eat there, so I never have to face it even if my idiot friends want it. "Oh no but we're hungry now, that's a shame we'll have to go somewhere that actually sells food"
>> No. 8696 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 4:24 pm
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I have been to a Halal nandos. I don't mind nandos, I don't know why everyone is up in arms about it.
>> No. 8697 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 4:37 pm
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>>8696

Food snobbery is a socially acceptable form of cuntery?

Still, I agree with them for the most part. I really like chicken, cook it all the time. The stories I hear do not endear the place to me.
>> No. 8698 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 6:54 pm
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>>8697
>Food snobbery is a socially acceptable form of cuntery
How dare you post this on /nom/. Fuck you.
>> No. 8699 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 7:27 pm
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>>8694
I wouldn't have been arsed to trawl through all the pages in the hope the thread still existed. It's a good job we have the catalogue. I didn't realise the thread was so old, though. I sort of enjoy reading (or guessing which ones are) my old posts.
>> No. 8700 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 7:27 pm
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>>8698

Now, now. I'm implicit in it, but that doesn't mean I don't recognise it for what it is.

I'm the guy who replies in disgust everytime someone posts about putting milk in their tea. Are you trying to insinuate, regardless of wether or not I'm right or wrong, I'm not a cunt?
>> No. 8701 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 7:38 pm
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>>8699
>I didn't realise the thread was so old, though.
Yeah, it's not like each post has a timestamp telling you when it was posted, is it?
>> No. 8702 Anonymous
10th February 2013
Sunday 8:40 pm
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>>8701
I meant before I clicked on the thread in the catalogue, silly sausage.
>> No. 8703 Anonymous
11th February 2013
Monday 9:35 am
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I'd honestly rather eat at Maccy D's since unlike Nando's I can't cook it at home cheaper, better, and without the company of twig-bothering HR staff. Blumenthal himself would struggle to recreate the ethereal, sponge-like burgers in question.

There's something quite sad about people seeing a place like Nando's as aspirational. It reminds me of reading about some poorer, Asian countries where eating KFC is treated as a formal night out.
>> No. 8704 Anonymous
11th February 2013
Monday 6:26 pm
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>>8703
McDonald's does nothing for me. The fries taste like warm, salty paper and the burgers are incredibly bland and tasteless.

At least at Burger King the burgers taste meaty, even if it is horse.
>> No. 8705 Anonymous
11th February 2013
Monday 6:39 pm
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>>8692
Well I don't know of a great number of independant sandwich shops where I live. So given a choice between Subway or Maccy's, I'll easily choose Subway.
>> No. 8706 Anonymous
11th February 2013
Monday 6:46 pm
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>>8705
If I've read /sentry/ right (probably not) then you're from Hull. If you're in town then go to Trinity Market, there's a couple of sandwich stalls that don't look like much but offer cracking sandwiches.
>> No. 8712 Anonymous
12th February 2013
Tuesday 11:58 pm
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I posted >>5912 two years ago and thought I'd check if Nando's policy had changed. It's nearly identical, except that they've removed the bit about getting chicken breasts from Holland and Germany (even though they still qualify all the chicken they source from Britain being "whole") and, suspiciously, the part about the chickens being "fed non-GM feed and are free from antibiotic growth promoters". Hmmmmm.
>> No. 8760 Anonymous
14th February 2013
Thursday 11:33 pm
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>>8706
Never been to Hull in my life I'm afraid. Problem with where I am is it's full of tourists, so really easy to get ripped off with them if you're not careful.
>> No. 8818 Anonymous
15th February 2013
Friday 10:57 am
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I like Nando's. I have no delusions as to what it is, but that's pretty tasty food for not a lot of money.
>> No. 8848 Anonymous
17th February 2013
Sunday 9:47 pm
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>>8706
Ahh Freshco, next to that barmy Italian guy selling home made pizzas and pasta! They offer good scotch eggs.
Do you remember Skeltons selling cheesy scotch eggs, with a layer of cheese between the meat and egg?
>> No. 8849 Anonymous
17th February 2013
Sunday 9:49 pm
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>>8706
Has the pizza bloke fucked off for good? The sandwich stall next to him is amazing, I'm assuming it's one of the ones you're on about. Newland Carvery is also great for a carvery-in-a-sandwich.
>> No. 8878 Anonymous
19th February 2013
Tuesday 7:02 pm
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>>8849
I can't say I've seen him in a while. Last time I was in Newland Carvery the woman there kept offering me meat to try, afterwards I barely had room for the sandwich I'd bought. I've also heard that there's a sandwich shop about 100 yards down Hessle Road that's very generous with the fillings they give you and I still need to try Olive Garden on Prinny Ave.
>> No. 8886 Anonymous
19th February 2013
Tuesday 10:48 pm
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Since we're talking about nice independent places do any of you know anywhere good outside the Arndale Market in Manchester?
>> No. 9193 Anonymous
7th May 2013
Tuesday 6:44 pm
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>>8878
>I still need to try Olive Garden on Prinny Ave.

Had a Mediterranean Melt from Olive Tree today. Ruddy gorgeous. No wonder the Subway down there is always dead.
>> No. 9194 Anonymous
7th May 2013
Tuesday 8:27 pm
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>>5902

The food at spoons isn't passable. The mash is hydrated powder and the meat (even the 'steaks' 'pork chops' and bacon) is microwaved, reformed and barely hit for humans.

Theres a reason you can get a hot meat and 2 veg meal and a pint for 5 quid...
>> No. 9195 Anonymous
7th May 2013
Tuesday 8:32 pm
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>>9194
n1 m9. dat 25 month old post dont no wots hit it.
>> No. 9196 Anonymous
7th May 2013
Tuesday 9:22 pm
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>>9194

This is demonstrably false, lad. I worked there, you're a complete berk.

Ask down your local about how they cook their stuff and what produce they use, you'll get a demo. Their meat isn't reformed in anyway.
>> No. 9197 Anonymous
7th May 2013
Tuesday 11:47 pm
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>>9194
Careful with that axe, Eugene
>> No. 9198 Anonymous
8th May 2013
Wednesday 12:00 am
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>>9193
Sad to think that on one of our fanciest avenues the best food place is a sandwich shop, isn't it? Bar a few which are obviously wank before you even go in I've eaten everywhere down Prinny Ave and nowt's impressed me that much. A mate of mine was a chef at Boar's Nest and the owner packed up and moved to South Cave, his comment being "people come down here to get pissed, I'm not going to get taken seriously as a restaurant down here".

On the topic of delightful indie establishments, though, have any of you hullfa.gs been to English Muse for a nice coffee yet? It's not bad. More and more coffee shops popping up, it's good to see.
>> No. 9199 Anonymous
8th May 2013
Wednesday 3:54 am
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>>9196

I can second this. Furthermore, especially considering what you pay for it, their meat is actually surprisingly good quality.

And the mash is brought in frozen, not dehydrated.
>> No. 9200 Anonymous
8th May 2013
Wednesday 6:08 am
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>>9198
My favourite down there is Thai House. Laundry is alright, but I found the service quite poor.

Aside from Raj Pavilion I reckon the best places are around town; Lion & Key, Garbo's, Wilson on the marina does a fantastic gammon and chips and if you can afford it then the food at 1884 is exquisite. I've also heard good things about Swadh on the old Hedon Road.

I've never heard of English Muse, it sounds like the kind of place you'd get down Newland Ave.
>> No. 9201 Anonymous
8th May 2013
Wednesday 9:54 am
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>>8703

In fairness that's how Americans see us with Pizza Hut; in fact our Pizza Huts are far more upmarket than they are Stateside. I think it's the same for KFC in many Asian countries.
>> No. 9202 Anonymous
8th May 2013
Wednesday 1:38 pm
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>>9198
>>9200

I've always found the Real Sandwich shop in Ezzle square and just along from the McDonalds in town really nice, their Turkey/cranberry/stuffing bap has helped overcome many rough heads.

I'm quite fond of that Hitchcock's Vegetarian restaurant in town, you can take in your own booze too. The only weird thing is how it's a buffet. Napoleon's restaurant isn't too bad either from what I can remember, though we just got a cheap meal each and won back enough to cover the meal and a taxi home with the vouchers they give you...
>> No. 9203 Anonymous
8th May 2013
Wednesday 1:55 pm
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>>9202
I've been to Hitchcocks many times and I almost always end up bored by the food as it tends to be bland and stodgy. The only time I've been impressed was when they had some lovely marinated carrots. If it wasn't for the puddings I'd leave their hungry.

If you're after veggie food then Zoo isn't bad. It always tickles me when their specials are whatever is on offer at Jack Fultons across the road.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 9236 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:01 am
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>>9203
Banned for mixing up their and there? This is why I shouldn't post on my phone while I'm having a poo at work; I was literally shitposting.
>> No. 9238 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:15 am
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>>9236

It was the correct use of "their" but

>their specials are whatever is on offer
>> No. 9239 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:25 am
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>>9238
What should it say?
>> No. 9240 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:30 am
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>>9239

In the context of the original sentence:

>when their specials or whatever are on offer at Jack Fultons across the road.
>> No. 9241 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:32 am
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>>9240

Maybe it should be "Jack Fulton's" with an apostrophe too but some establishments omit the apostrophe in their name.
>> No. 9242 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:36 am
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>>9240
But that means something different. What he was saying is that the specials menu comprises whatever happens be on offer at Jack Fulton.
>> No. 9243 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:39 am
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>>9238
I thought it would have been for

>If it wasn't for the puddings I'd leave their hungry.

>>9241
I've just looked it up. They're actually called Fultons Foods.

There seems to be a few of us up early this morning.
>> No. 9244 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 6:57 am
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>>9242

You're right. I completely misinterpreted it.
>> No. 9249 Anonymous
10th May 2013
Friday 9:49 am
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>>9244

It's amazing how my eyes and brain autocorrect their/there mix-ups. I was picking out spurious grammatical errors like a blackout drunk confabulating memories to fill in the blanks.
>> No. 9299 Anonymous
13th May 2013
Monday 6:23 pm
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>>9200
>Laundry is alright
You think? I thought their menu was trying to be fancy but their chefs just couldn't match up to it. I took our department there for Christmas dinner and everyone's food came a bit wrong somehow, my rosti was rock hard and more people's veg was "a bit too al dente" (the phrase that was getting thrown around). Also the only two people that had steak got food poisoning.

I went to 1884 the other night and it was honestly the best dining experience I've ever had without having to leave Hull for it. Not quite on par with Pipe & Glass near Bev, obviously, but not as pricey either. I'm now desperate for an excuse to go back.

Never tried Hitchcock's, nor have I tried Green Ginger but I've wanted to for a while. I'm just not a big fan of mushrooms and I've heard veggie types tend to eat a lot of them because they secretly miss meat and mushrooms are as close as they can get.

Without turning this into yet another Hull thread (too late for that, soz everyone else), I'd love some more recommendations around here as I'm running out of new places to eat.
>> No. 9300 Anonymous
13th May 2013
Monday 6:25 pm
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>>9299
>they secretly miss meat
You don't really know any vegetarians, do you?
>> No. 9301 Anonymous
13th May 2013
Monday 6:27 pm
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>>9300
I was just being a cock. I know a few. I once watched a vegetarian ease his way back into meat-eating by having a tuna sandwich. He basically orgasmed right there in the pub.
>> No. 9302 Anonymous
13th May 2013
Monday 10:46 pm
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>>9299
It's well over a year since I went to Laundry, but I found the food very agreeable. I guess it helps that when I went it was almost empty and the chefs won't have been rushed like they would over Christmas.

There's not a lot of mushrooms at the buffet at Hitchcocks. It's a different theme every night (whoever books first for the night gets to choose the menu) but it's quite bland. I think that their core clientele* are so grateful just to have a vegetarian restaurant instead of having to make yet another choice between a cheese and tomato tart or five bean chilli that they lap it up regardless.

If you like fish then I recommend Lion & Key. The chefs there used to work at Ceruttis, which is probably the best fish restaurant in Hull but it's very dated and a bit stuffy inside. Tony Cerutti is very welcoming, though. I'm also fond of Green Dragon in Welton, it's a Marstons but the food is far superior to what's on offer at the likes of Goldcrest and Warton Arms.

As far as I can tell, there are 3 main groups of people you will see at Hitchcocks:-

1. Students who like the informal hippy vibe.
2. People who have dragged their friends, date or family there for a special occasion, usually a birthday. If it's family then the dad will invariably make a quip about having a plate full of chips and nothing else or popping to a takeaway on the way home to get a burger. The stubborn attitude of the dad makes the veggie more determined to like Hitchcocks.
3. Banshees. Groups of up to 20 women who spend the evening working their way through several bottles of wine and cackling like witches. They're too pissed to care what's actually on the plate in front of them.

>> No. 9315 Anonymous
14th May 2013
Tuesday 10:37 pm
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>>9302

>Banshees

Oh Jesus Christ that description triggered my PTSD. No good can come of a table like that, and apparently they don't even tip as they are protecting their fucking pooled 'kitty' like its the holy sacrament. Just shuffle credit cards like normal fucking people. But try to refuse them service, I dare you.
>> No. 9316 Anonymous
14th May 2013
Tuesday 11:45 pm
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>>9302
>Cerutti's
I was going to bung that in my post and ask if anyone's tried it, actually. It's always closed when I wander past but I've heard nothing but good things about the menu. Two Rivers in The Deep is apparently shite food and you're basically just sitting in a canteen that's had an evening makeover but I still want to try it out.

Speaking of dated and stuffy inside, have you tried Lantern on Whitefri'gate? I went years not even knowing it's there but I went in January and the food is just great. It's supposed to be Cypriot food but everyone I know that's been has had steak because they were told the steak is amazing. I had the steak, it was amazing. Paid the reasonable £17 for a fillet and it didn't disappoint at all. You pay for your veggies on the side but if you're paying £17 for steak then £3 for something to go with doesn't really take the piss. Decor is reminiscent of a Teddy's Amusements that hasn't been done up since the seventies, plastic ornaments and dusty curtains and all that. We had the restaurant to ourselves, I'd love to go again in spite of the time travel.
>> No. 9318 Anonymous
15th May 2013
Wednesday 8:16 am
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>>9316
I've been to Two Rivers with work, it's not in the canteen. We were sat between the sharks and the Amazon tank. I can't recall much about the food, though.

I've never been to Lantern but I've had it recommended before. I might look into it.
>> No. 9347 Anonymous
19th May 2013
Sunday 11:30 pm
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>>9318
I went to Lantern again on Wednesday and was again the only person in the restaurant for some time. However, I was treat like a king and my steak was amazing. If you can catch them when they're open, I highly recommend you go.
>> No. 9443 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 5:04 pm
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>>9347
Another Hull lad here, I shall check out Lantern, is that the one next to that leather jacket shop that is obviously some seedy ciggy smuggling front and up those stairs?
>> No. 9444 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 5:44 pm
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I know I'm more than a little late to this thread, but I might as well throw my oar in as I ate at a Nando's for the first time a few weeks ago. I had basically the OP with a coke, no dessert. I'm surprised they're a rising success because to me it just tasted like fast-food chicken and fast-food chips. Which is alright, I'm not that snobby about my food, but it cost over a tenner and for that kind of money I expect (and can easily get elsewhere) some proper food.

Won't be going there again unless I can't avoid it.
>> No. 9445 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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>>9443
Yes it is and it's amazing. I'm surprised you actually pinpointed its location, it's quite easy to walk right past even if you're looking for it.

I've actually been back again because my friend wanted steak last week and I didn't know where else to take him. I'll recommend you get the fillet steak because it really is perfect and supplement with some french fried onions (onion rings) and the peppercorn sauce but whatever you decide to get do let me know how it is because I feel a bit bad getting the same thing every time I go back.

To put things into scope, I regularly eat three meals a day consisting of fish and sometimes have to make the conscious effort to eat something that isn't fish, Lantern has a menu with about ten different kinds of fish and I don't even give them a look after trying that steak. It's really a case of "I could try this... but I know I'm going to leave happy with the steak".
>> No. 9446 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 6:46 pm
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>I regularly eat three meals a day consisting of fish
Are you married to a fishmonger or something?
>> No. 9447 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 7:49 pm
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>>9445
Maybe a "Hullfag" meeting may be in order at the Lantern in the next year or so. Would be a laugh, then we could get trolleyed on the Marina or in the Olde White Hart.
>> No. 9448 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 8:13 pm
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>>9447
Didn't there used to be a truly vile sailor's pub by one of the dock entrances? It's either there or in immingham. Unbelievably rough.
>> No. 9449 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 9:29 pm
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>>9448
There are a few really gash pubs in the Saltend side of the city, truly awful. Plimsoll Hotel in Witham ranks highly on the shit scale.
>> No. 9450 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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>>9449
As does the rest of Witham.
>> No. 9451 Anonymous
18th June 2013
Tuesday 11:14 pm
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>>9449
Really... gash... pubs?
>> No. 9452 Anonymous
19th June 2013
Wednesday 11:27 am
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>>9446
No, I'm just a stickler for fish.

>>9447
I'm soon to become a "Mancfag", actually, but that does sound like a good idea - I've actually never been out around Old Town. Given the nature of Hull, you know we'd all get there and already know each other somehow.
>> No. 9502 Anonymous
24th June 2013
Monday 2:32 pm
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>>9451
Sandringham in Paragon Square is a good example of such a pub too, really terrible. Probably a good place pick up any 40-50 year olds for a shag.
>> No. 9503 Anonymous
24th June 2013
Monday 5:21 pm
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>>9502
A example of a gash pub?
>> No. 9504 Anonymous
24th June 2013
Monday 8:36 pm
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>>9503
Gash is also common slang for rubbish, matey. Although it's more a sailor/cannon fodder saying.
>> No. 9506 Anonymous
25th June 2013
Tuesday 8:48 pm
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>>9504
If you say so. I thought it was a vulgar reference to lady parts.
>> No. 9507 Anonymous
25th June 2013
Tuesday 8:54 pm
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>>9506

It's both.
>> No. 9508 Anonymous
25th June 2013
Tuesday 8:58 pm
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>>9506
Don't be a cunt.
>> No. 9512 Anonymous
25th June 2013
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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>>5889
>Anyway Spoons isn't great but it's better than Nandos. But why would you bother going to either when every town in the country has a better, cheaper option?

Very late to the party here but my local 'Spoons (Zachariah Pearson, to continue the Hullfa.gs theme) do kids eat free, so my missus and I can have a burger with a J20/Pepsi and the kids can have pasta, spag bol, a mini roast of the day or sausages and mash with a Fruit Shoot and see change from a tenner.

For comparative purposes, the equivalent from Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny's or another pub chain would be around £30-£45 for no discernible difference in quality. Last time we went to Ask it cost over £20 on food and drink just for our two kids, but I'm adamant that the service there is deliberately glacial so you'll spend more on drinks.

I'd never go to 'Spoons without the kids, though.
>> No. 9513 Anonymous
25th June 2013
Tuesday 10:45 pm
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>>9512

>I'd never go to 'Spoons without the kids, though.

BROKEN BRITAIN
>> No. 9514 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 12:30 am
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Went to Nandos today because it was the only source of food open in the sad little shopping mall I found myself in. I have come to the conclusion that the whole operation was designed from the ground up to accommodate people who do not belong in a proper restaurant, and I include both the customers and staff in this judgement. The first sign is the fact they assign you a table, but then make you get up and walk to a counter to order and pay for your food, which threw me entirely off balance. Why do this? Why employ servers at all? Why not just construct a spicy chicken trough in the centre of the floor? I suppose it's because they can't trust the plebs who are their target audience to pay after their meal like normal humans.

The food was fine, it was warm and tasted like chicken, so somebody's done the research at least, but unwisely they had built an open kitchen in the place, and I managed to spot four or five pretty serious violations of the food safety act. I had to stop watching them before I got depressed. I accept that no kitchen is perfect, but if you're at the point where you don't even care that people can see you failing to wash your hands and throwing allergens all over your station, then you're at rock bottom.

Restaurants are quite possibly the last business that actually has a decent amount of independently owned ventures, each unique and most very high quality indeed, and it's depressing to see a line outside of yet another chain. There's an hour wait at Nandos but there's a rosette cafe down the road that will make you the worlds tastiest toad in the hole for less than a large mcnandos and cheese, and it's half fucking empty. Because people want to walk into any city in the country and get their usual at Starbucks, cafe rouge, giraffe, or so it appears.
>> No. 9518 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 12:45 am
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>>9514

>Because people want to walk into any city in the country and get their usual at Starbucks, cafe rouge, giraffe, or so it appears.

Careful lad, sounds like you are thinking a little too much for modern Britain. Any more like this and you'll be off to Gitmo.
>> No. 9519 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 1:13 am
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>>9514
That's an impressive review. It made me revisit my memories of visiting that shithole of a "restaurant". Do more reviews on different restaurants mate.
>> No. 9520 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 1:22 am
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>>9514
I've never been in one and never will after reading this thread, but this business about going to a counter and paying before you've eaten: is there actually a waiter/waitress or not? I suppose it sounds a bit like a Wetherspoons.

>the plebs who are their target audience
A major reason people who don't even aspire to Nandos go on Jeremy Kyle and play the fool is because the producers put them up in a hotel, and they've never stayed in a hotel before. A lot of people don't know that.
>> No. 9521 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 1:41 am
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>>9514
>Why not just construct a spicy chicken trough in the centre of the floor?

This image is wonderful.
>> No. 9523 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 1:42 am
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>>9520

> A major reason people who don't even aspire to Nandos go on Jeremy Kyle and play the fool is because the producers put them up in a hotel, and they've never stayed in a hotel before. A lot of people don't know that.

c'mon then; us takin t'kids t'travelodge up donny
>> No. 9525 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 1:46 am
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>>9514

> Restaurants are quite possibly the last business that actually has a decent amount of independently owned ventures, each unique and most very high quality indeed

I'm wont to agree with you, but once I learned to do a bit of basic cooking I found out that most restaurants are actually pretty pants. If I pay five times what it'd take me to produce the same meal at home, I'd like a meal that's about five times better. I very rarely get it.
>> No. 9526 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 2:01 am
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>>9525

Agreed. With the right ingredients and decent recipes, it's quite easy to match, and often exceed the level of cooking found in the vast majority of restaurants.
>> No. 9527 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 4:03 am
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>>9526

Of course plenty of places aspire to be nothing more than sustenance at a slight profit, and the number of restaurants that make you say "how did he do that" decrease as your culinary knowledge increases, but there reaches a certain level of cooking where your thought is "now why didn't I think of that", and the meal is always enjoyable, no matter how faithfully you could recreate it at home.

But there are restaurants for people who just don't happen to be at home when they're hungry, and then there are restaurants for people who leave their house to go visit them. The difference should be obvious but both should be saved from the wrath of Nandos.
>> No. 9530 Anonymous
26th June 2013
Wednesday 4:47 am
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>>9519

I will be taking requests. Chains would be the best, of course, but I'm willing to pencil in any local oddities if I happen to be in the area.
>> No. 9552 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 12:40 am
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>>9514
Bill Bryson has written about this. This was in the late nineties regarding America. Is it time to worry that it's applying to us too?

I remember the first time I tasted European chocolate. It was in the central railway station in Antwerp on 21 March 1972 my second day in Europe as a young backpacker. While waiting for a train I bought a bar of Belgian chocolate from a station kiosk, tore off a bite, and, after a moment of startled delight, began to emit a series of involuntary rapturous noises of an intensity sufficient to draw stares from 20 yards away. You know how a baby eats a bowl of pudding - with noise and gusto and an alarming amount of gurgly drool? Well that was me. I couldn't help myself. I didn't know that chocolate could be this good. I didn't know that anything could be this good. American chocolate bars, as you are perhaps aware, are mysteriously bland affairs. I have been told that it wasn't always so. Many times I have heard from people of my parents generation that when they were young American chocolate bars packed a proper wallop - that they were fatter, creamier, more lusciously endowed with nuts and nougat and gustatory ecstasy. My father reminisced fondly about candy bars of the 1920s so chewy that they would take most of the day to eat and a couple of weeks to digest. The same bars now are pallid little nothings. The popular explanation is that these products have been constantly reformulated - perhaps I should say deformulated - over the years to hold down costs and to broaden their appeal to people with less intensive palates. It is certainly true that an awful lot of American foodstuffs - white bread, most domestic cheeses, nearly all convenience foods, the bulk of beers, a good deal of the coffee - are nothing like as robust and flavourful and varied as their counterparts almost anywhere in Europe, Britain included. It's an odd thing in a country that loves to eat, but there you are. I put it down to two things. The first is cost. Everything in America is predicated on cost far more than in other countries. If price is a factor between competing businesses, and it always is, then the cheaper will inevitably drive out the costlier, and this seldom leads to improved quality. Actually it never leads to improved quality. There used to be a good fast food Mexican restaurant in the next town from where I live. Then about a year ago Taco Bell, part of a national chain, opened up across the road. I don't believe there is a person alive who would argue that Taco bell offers really good Mexican food. But it is cheap, at least 25 per cent cheaper than the restaurant it was competing with across the road. Within a year the old restaurant was gone. So now if you want Mexican fast food in our neck of the woods you have to settle for the cheap but carefully uninspired offering of Taco Bell. Because Taco Bell is so vigorously competitive on price its dominance is well nigh universal. Almost wherever you go along the American highway these days, if you want a taco you must settle for Taco Bell. The stupefying thing is that this seems to be the way most people want it. And here we come to the second of our factors - the strange unshakeable attachment of American consumers to predictable uniformity. Americans in a word like things to be the same wherever they go. This is the part that mystifies me. Take Starbucks a chain of coffee shops for which I have a mild and possibly irrational dislike if only because they are becoming ubiquitous. Starbucks started quietly in Seattle some years ago but in the last five years the number of its outlets has grown tenfold to 1,270, and the number is intended to double roughly in the next two years. Already in many cities if you are looking for a coffee bar the choice is pretty well Starbucks or nothing. Now there is nothing wrong with Starbucks, but nothing all that special either. It offers a decent cup of coffee. Big deal. I can give you a decent cup of coffee. The impression you get is that Starbucks principal motivating force is not to produce the finest coffees but rather to produce more Starbucks. If the American coffee drinking public demands truly excellent coffee then Starbucks will have to provide it if it wants to stay pre-eminent, but the American public won't demand that so there won't be any particular pressure on Starbucks to provide exceptional quality. It may, but there won't be any commercial necessity for it, especially because in most places a) it will be the only coffee bar around, and b) its customers will be completely habituated to the Starbucks brand. We have two very congenial coffee bars in Hanover but I am certain that if Starbucks were to open here people would be excited. You should have seen the delirium when The Gap moved in. Starbucks would be seen as a kind of affirmation for the town from the outside world. Visitors, on whom the town depends, would almost certainly favour it overwhelmingly because they know it and are comfortable with it. People have grown so used to uniformity that they have become, as it were, hypnotized by it. About five miles from where I live there was, until recently, a nice old fashioned family-owned restaurant. A couple of years ago a McDonald's opened opposite it. Almost at once the bulk of passing trade transferred from one side of the road to the other. Last summer the family owned restaurant closed. Shortly afterwards I mentioned to a neighbour how disappointing I found it that people would forsake a local establishment for the universal appeal of McDonald's. "Yeah", my neighbour said in that thoughtful drawn out way that indicates a proposition not entirely agreed with. "But at least you know where you are with McDonald's, "don't you?" "Exactly", I cried with feeling. "Don't you see that's the whole problem?" I wanted to grab him by the lapels and explain to him that it was because of this kind of thinking that chocolate in America has no kick, white bread tastes like wadding and cheese has a hundred names - colby, Monterey jack, cheddar, American, provolone - but just one flavour, one texture, and one vivid yellow hue. But I could see there was no point. He was like one of the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The forces of blandness had captured his spirit and there was no getting it back. He had become a McPerson. He looked at me uneasily - people don't usually get excited in our street - and I could see he was thinking, "Whoa! Emotional fellow!" Maybe he was right. I have to admit I have been a little out of sorts in recent months. I put it down to severe chocolate deprivation.
>> No. 9553 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 1:14 am
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>>9514

You're exactly right. The marketing jargon is that Nando's is a "fast casual" restaurant, intended to sit in the market niche between fast food and the bottom end of the chain restaurant business (Ask, Frankie & Benny's etc).

They have worked very hard to completely dominate that niche, with very careful marketing. Nando's restaurants feel a bit like a proper restaurant, but they're completely non-intimidating. The servers seat you to give an air of formality, but they leave you alone to peruse the menu and order in your own time. The menu is simple, offering just enough choice without being overwhelming. It even explains how to place your order.

If you're 17 and trying to impress a girl, Nando's is absolutely perfect. It feels like a proper restaurant, but it's totally within your fast food comfort zone. At no point are you going to look like a knob. It's eating out with training wheels, no manners required.

Approaching the niche from the other direction, it offers a greasy fast food fix for people who consider themselves slightly too good for KFC. You can kid yourself that you're eating healthily because you have ratatouille and macho peas with your half chicken. For a certain strata of the lower middle class, Nando's is the acceptable face of fast food.

Absolute bloody genius.
>> No. 9554 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 1:47 am
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>>9553
>For a certain strata of the lower middle class, Nando's is the acceptable face of fast food.
I have just been hit with an overwhelming realisation that I am poor. It is like being shot.
>> No. 9555 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 1:54 am
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>>9554
I imagine it must feel like that, if you've been living in a bubble of self-importance all this time.

I still find it terrible that less than a quarter identify as working class.
>> No. 9556 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 2:02 am
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>>9555
Why is that terrible? The modern working class is a horrible thing, it's not so much a matte of aspiring to be middle class anymore, more a case of dreading being working class. The classic British working class is near dead.
>> No. 9557 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 2:10 am
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>>9556
Because the more people who think they aren't poor working class, the easier it is to ostracise the poor working class.
>> No. 9558 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 2:30 am
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>>9557
Why?
>> No. 9559 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 2:40 am
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>>9558
What a stupid question.
>> No. 9560 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 2:43 am
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>>9557
Exactly and this is an American import, part of the 1980s and 1990s Neo-Liberal dogma. It has never been easier to ostracise the poor, the disabled and the sick. It has never been easier to make everyone race to the bottom while dismantling unions and workers' rights, rights which took decades to fight for.
>> No. 9561 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 3:09 am
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>>9559
Should be easy to answer then.

>>9560
Extra holidays don't mean much when there's no jobs.
>> No. 9562 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 3:33 am
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>>9557

The modern left has deliberately disregarded the distinction between the working class and the lumpenproletariat - the non-working class. In Marxist and Leninist terms, most poor people in modern Britain are at best irrelevant and at worst an active impediment to class consciousness. It's only a very modern and very feeble strain of leftist politics that regards those outside the wage-labour system as victims rather than parasites. Redistribution (especially redistribution to the non-working poor) is just a tool to maintain the current social order, creating an underclass who are dependent on the political system. Every safe Labour seat represents tens of thousands of people who have been bought off by the political class, communities where the capitalist masters who owned the pit or mill have been replaced by political masters who control the flow of government spending.

From The Communist Manifesto

"The lumpenproletariat, the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of the old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue."
>> No. 9563 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 8:24 am
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>>9552
I had some Hersheys the other day. It may have been because it was dark chocolate and cookies and cream, but it wasn't as God awful as I remembered it to be. I don't know if that means chocolate over there is getting better or chocolate over here is getting worse.
>> No. 9564 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 8:43 am
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>>9563
Since kraft has taken over cadburys it's getting worse.
>> No. 9565 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 2:32 pm
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>>9552
That's rather good, thanks for posting it. I keep meaning to read his books.
>> No. 9566 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 4:13 pm
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>>9562
It's a bad left-winger that follows Marx et al. uncritically, and I consider such stratification of the 'lumpenprole' completely apposite to the ideals of socialism. Distinctions of class are roles within society that are imposed upon them, not inherent to the nature of the individual. That no-one is considered beyond participation is my theory, and that no-one is denied the right to receive is my practice.

Attitudes like yours are the reason Cameron is able to talk about a non-existent 'something for nothing culture'. They're the reason people worry about, for instance, an epidemic of benefit fraud when the stats show only 0.7% of all claims are fraudulent, and then use this notion to dismantle the entire benefit system. Maybe some people will always be a detriment to society, but I will not exclude them if I must exclude every other needy person with them.
>> No. 9567 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 5:14 pm
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>>9566

The 0.7% figure is the stupidest statistic in all of politics. 0.7% of benefit claims are *proven* to be fraudulent. It's like measuring the burglary rate based on the number of convictions, it's a comical underestimate of the true figure.

During the New Labour government, the number of Jobseeker's Allowance claims fell by over a million, but the number of Incapacity Benefit claims increased by over a million. Nearly all of this increase is of people with back pain or depression, two disorders that are essentially impossible to disprove. In some parts of the country, 20% of the working-age population are claiming Incapacity Benefit. By some extraordinary co-incidence, these are all areas with a high rate of long-term unemployment. Are there really terrible clusters of disease, or is the benefits system being used to pacify an underclass?
>> No. 9568 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 5:46 pm
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>>9567
It's the only figure we have - or do you erroneously think your speculation that there's a much higher percentage of actual fraud is somehow a valid justification for policy?

So you're suggesting that in some parts of the country 20% of the working-age population are skiving and sponging and all your other Tory terms of abuse? They've all collectively managed to slip one by the assessors, because the assessors are corrupt Labour shills?
>> No. 9569 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 6:08 pm
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>>9568>>9568
Card carrying LP man here. All I can say is fuck, we're fucked unless we let the Stalinist style reindustialisation and modernisation of the infrastructure and economy commence. Fuck the City, the free market has spoken in favour of hair extensions and lip gloss, we will slide to 20th economy in a decade unless we really pull our socks up.
>> No. 9570 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 6:45 pm
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>>9569
Yes, we can't 'lose' the 'economic race', can we, 'card carrying' 'LP' 'man'.
>> No. 9572 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 6:48 pm
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>>9568

I'm saying that successive governments have paid off the poor to stop them from rioting. I'm saying that the benefits system is designed to pacify people in ex-industrial communities, trapping them in a culture of dependence on the state. I'm saying that benefits are part of the problem, not the solution - we need an economy that provides meaningful work for all, not an economy that consigns millions to the scrapheap. The left is in cahoots with the right and the debate over cuts is just a pantomime to distract us from the real issues. Benefits aren't ther for the good of the people, they're a tool of oppression. Bread and circuses, that's all. The political elite offer a few crumbs from the table and call it socialism and we buy right into it.

The shining vision of a Labour government is an extra fiver on your giro and a new coat of paint on the leisure centre. It's a sop, a pathetic bribe for your compliance, it's the same old shit sandwich with a sprinkling of sugar. You can stick it up your arse, I want a revolution.
>> No. 9573 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 9:35 pm
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>>9572
I don't agree with your views on the welfare state. It is designed to protect the vulnerable, not pacify the workshy. If it does the latter it's not a good enough reason to have everybody fend for themselves. People don't go on benefits because it's 'too easy' to claim them, they go on benefits because there's no better alternative. If we fix the economy the rest will fix itself.

And no true social democrat votes Labour, so there's no need to go on about the 'political elite'.
>> No. 9574 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 9:39 pm
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>>9568
We have next to no figures for corruption - may as well legalise it!
>> No. 9575 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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>>9573
> It is designed to protect the vulnerable, not pacify the workshy.

That was the vision, once upon a time, then people realised it can be used to trap voters.

>they go on benefits because there's no better alternative.
No preferable alternative to them. Not the same thing.

>And no true social democrat votes Labour,

that's sort of the point, they don't serve those who believe in the welfare state, they serve those who have no choice but to support state control else their world falls apart.
>> No. 9576 Anonymous
3rd July 2013
Wednesday 10:27 pm
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>>9572
>we need an economy that provides meaningful work for all

But how much of what work is available is meaningful? It's service industry crap that provides nothing of real value aside from helping to carry on a centuries-old work ethic which is very clearly unsuitable for the modern world.

I'd like to see people trained for a life of leisure. I'd like to see an end to working any more than three days per week. I'd like people to use some of that extra time to fulfill the roles in their local communities that statutory services now do a terrible and expensive job of doing.
>> No. 9577 Anonymous
4th July 2013
Thursday 12:24 am
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>>9576
I presume that's what he meant. Unless I've grossly overestimated his lefty credentials.
>> No. 9628 Anonymous
14th July 2013
Sunday 9:02 pm
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The Daily Mail has been on the case. Contrary to what Nando's claims about animal welfare, it buys chickens that are mass produced in hanger-like sheds and force-fed so that at six-weeks-old the chicks have the same size breasts as fully grown chickens.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362445/Why-Nandos-chicken-isnt-wholesome-think-Celebrities-love-To-middle-classes-guilt-free-fast-food-If-knew-story-.html

Keeping the Hullfa.gs theme going, What's next? Best place for a pint? Best place for a takeaway? Best place for a haircut? I should be off to Swadh on the old Hedon road in the next fortnight so I'll post a quick review afterwards. I'm tempted by the Uthappam - down on the menus as a 'South Indian version of pizza made of rice and lentil batter with masala toppings'.
>> No. 9653 Anonymous
26th July 2013
Friday 9:09 pm
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>>9628
I am back from finishing uni and looking for any old admin/clerical work in town, so hopefully I strike lucky and I may be able to join a Hullfa.gs meet. Will make a /map/ thread.
>> No. 9657 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 5:33 am
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This thread has given me a tin foil hat with regards to food. It is a gift I am most welcoming of.

And BTW, the last fast-food-cum-restaurant I ate at was Pizza Hut, what's wrong with that? Because there's probably something, right?
>> No. 9658 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 5:41 am
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>>9657
I get dehydrated after eating there. Possibly because of all the salt in their pizzas (they probably use tons as a unit of measurement for salt added to every pizza).
>> No. 9659 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 7:48 am
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>>9657
There's nothing tinfoil about it. If you didn't think Nando's meat was questionable two years ago then it certainly is now. The Mail article in >>9628 tallies up with the findings of >>8712.
>> No. 9660 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 1:30 pm
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>>9659
I went to triple-check my post. Again, nearly identical, except 'Assured Chicken Production' standards has been replaced with Red Tractor. But interestingly they have placed a link on this page to their official response to the Daily Mail article, which I'll also reproduce here.

At Nando’s, sourcing responsibly is incredibly important to us. All of our chicken is of Red Tractor assured standard, with about 80% of chicken in the UK produced to this standard. It guarantees chicken welfare standards and ensures we are supporting the British Farming industry. We’re strongly committed to giving our customers the best value chicken at the highest possible welfare standard.

Our chickens are barn-reared and traceable back to individual farms, with the majority provided with natural daylight and their environments enriched in ways above and beyond what’s required of the Red Tractor standard. As a result, we’re confident that they are reared responsibly and with care, in a way that our loyal customers would expect from us.

We sell over half a million chickens each week and after ongoing and recent reviews of our entire supply chain, we don’t believe there are enough suitable chickens available in the UK at a higher welfare standard above Red Tractor to meet the demands of our growing business.

We’re constantly monitoring the industry and should the situation change, then we would of course fully explore other viable options. In the meantime, we’re committed to doing everything we can to source and rear our chickens responsibly, not only in line with the Red Tractor assured standard, but actually exceeding it.


Growing their business takes priority over protecting the welfare of animals. Well that's nice of them to admit isn't it?
>> No. 9661 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 2:53 pm
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My mate told me they add chemicals or starch or something at Chinese buffets to make you feel more full.

Is this true? I'm hesitant to believe him because he believes in all kinds of conspiracies.
>> No. 9662 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 2:59 pm
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>>9661
He could have been referring to textured vegetable protein, which is added to processed meat to bulk it up. That's not a specifically Chinese thing. Monosodium glutamate, however, is a staple of Asian ingredients, and makes things taste 'meatier'.
>> No. 9663 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 3:08 pm
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>>9660

> We sell over half a million chickens each week and after ongoing and recent reviews of our entire supply chain, we don’t believe there are enough suitable chickens available in the UK at a higher welfare standard above Red Tractor to meet the demands of our growing business.

> Growing their business takes priority over protecting the welfare of animals. Well that's nice of them to admit isn't it?

To be fair, I don't think there's much they can do beyond Red Tractor other than start using only organic chickens. I don't believe that anyone expects that a national low end chain like Nando's can logistically supply all its stores with organic chickens. It just wouldn't be practical.
>> No. 9664 Anonymous
29th July 2013
Monday 3:26 pm
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>>9663
No, I wouldn't necessarily expect a large and growing business to have an ethical, decent quality supply chain either. What's your point?
>> No. 9723 Anonymous
9th August 2013
Friday 5:27 pm
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Some of my friends love nandos and seem to go there often. Can't speak of the chicken as I'm a veggie but they have more than one veggie option which is something. Chips are nicer than wetherspoons' dry crumbly offerings, desserts are atrocious, on the whole it's ok but not somewhere I'd want to go given the choice. Pretty much everything this thread says, straddles the line between upmarket fast food place and low-end restaurant. Still better than frankie and benny's though.

>>9657
Probably the pizza being a salty greasy mess. The cookie dessert they do though is amazing and worth the shame of going there.
>> No. 9724 Anonymous
9th August 2013
Friday 7:51 pm
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>>9723
>Still better than frankie and benny's though.

Bollocks. Maybe for vegetarians, but there's nothing at Nando's as nice as bacon steaks. Hell, even their Cajun chicken burger is probably better than Nando's fodder.
>> No. 9725 Anonymous
9th August 2013
Friday 10:12 pm
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>>9724 Oh the food at F&B is nice, way better than anything at nandos. I just find it too pricey and tacky. The service is also rubbish, at least at my nearest one, but then again the only reason the service at nandos isn't complete shit is because you have to do almost everything yourself
>> No. 9743 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 3:51 pm
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http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/may/16/nandos-fast-food-chipmunk-tinchy

>Do you go to Nando's? Of course you do. Only those who never let a non-organic French fry pass their lips or who live a long way from a town or are hardcore multinational refuseniks don't go to Nando's.

Right...
>> No. 9744 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 3:53 pm
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>>9743
It did remind me how great a word "refusenik" is, though.
>> No. 9745 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 4:39 pm
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>>9743

Why has this person written a love letter to Nandos? It reads like one of those "reviews" restaurants pay local papers to write. I suspected it was sarcastic when she started quoting Tulisa's usual order, but it seems like she was just aiming for free spicy rice for life.

Jesus Christ.
>> No. 9746 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 5:56 pm
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>>9745

This was my thought too.
>> No. 9747 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 7:19 pm
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>>9745

Credit where credit is due, the Nando's card is an incredible guerilla marketing coup.
>> No. 9748 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 8:06 pm
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>>9747
Giving free shit to celebrities. Revolutionary.
>> No. 9749 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 8:28 pm
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Went with my sister today for the first time.

We had to wait to be seated, then when we got a table we had to wait in a bloody queue to order!

The menu has about 3 different things, all basically bland chicken. It didn't taste terrible, but it was pretty uninspiring. Not worth the money at all.

The worst thing was the horrible, horrible hum of the 'restaurant'. It was incredibly loud. It really felt like a McDonalds.

And yes, there was a lot of, er, semi-chavs and lad types in there. Not sure how to describe it.
>> No. 9750 Anonymous
22nd August 2013
Thursday 8:51 pm
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>>9749
>Went with my sister today for the first time.
Sick fuck.
>> No. 9751 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 12:09 am
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>>9748
I'm not who you were responding to, but do many other places give a card that grants a lifetime of free shit to celebrities, whenever they fancy it? I have no clue, maybe it's commonplace, but either way it seems like a particularly suave proposition for fast food companies. Whatever they lose in inventory (next to nothing), they gain massively from having those people seen there, whether they're snapped in the act by paparazzi or just gawked at by the "semi-chavs and lad types".
>> No. 9752 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 12:14 am
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>>9751

A huge amount of businesses do this. Certain kinds of restaurants live and die on whether its cool or not to eat there, so celebrities get to eat and drink free. It's cheaper than any other sort of advertising.

I once gave Rory McGrath a free bottle of prosecco.
>> No. 9753 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 12:30 am
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http://www.nandos.co.uk/faq/what-high-5black-card
http://www.nandosblackcard.com/
Subtle.
>> No. 9754 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 4:20 am
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http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/may/16/nandos-fast-food-chipmunk-tinchy

Jesus fucking wept!

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 9755 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 4:28 am
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>>9753

Jesus christ I've seen less heavy handed PR done as satire. It feeds back nicely into how Nandos is truly lowest common denominator food - only the most pitiful, bland, lifeless moron would fall for the excitement and aspiration of maybe, just maybe, getting a card that gives you free fucking spicy chicken for a year. You'd be just like David Beckham, stuffing your fat face with poorly prepared poultry in a bleak shopping centre. I bet you don't even have to wait in the cue at the till!!!
>> No. 9758 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 4:39 am
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>>9753 >>9755
The donate button and the domain associated with it suggests to me that Nandos aren't behind it but a sad and deluded "internet entrepreneur".
>> No. 9759 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 4:39 am
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>>9757

The first link is official and is depressing enough. The second link, as you say, is sad evidence people fall for this shit. The comments on the articles are all "I'm poor can I have a black card where do I get one lol xxx"

Oh sweethearts, they're free to those that can afford it.
>> No. 9760 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 5:04 am
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I really like Nandos. Eat it about once a month. Has good vegetarian/vegan options and the chips are great. Fuck all of you.
>> No. 9761 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 6:55 am
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>>9760
>the chips are great

No, lad. Maybe it's because I'm from East Yorkshire, where the majority of takeaways have been using chip spice for donkeys years, but there's nowt special at Nando's.

Do you also use terms like 'real good'? Do you watch Embarrassing Bodies? Do you wear G-Star Raw, Evisu, Hollister and A&F clothing?
>> No. 9762 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 10:32 am
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>>9760
>the chips are great
I'm not going to dig into you like the guy above, but honestly, I can't see how that's right by anyone's measure. Their chips could not be any more average - they're just good enough to be edible, on a par with kebab shop chips.
>> No. 9763 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 11:26 am
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>>9760

>I really like McDonalds. Eat it about once a month. Has good vegetarian/vegan options and the chips are great. Fuck all of you.

Don't kid yourself into thinking you're eating in a classy joint. Your need for brand familiarity means you're missing out on some quality chicken.

Get your fat arse into an italian resteraunt and eat something that wont clog up you taste buds.
>> No. 9764 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 11:35 am
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>>9761
I wear Evisu. What's embarrassing bodies?
>> No. 9765 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 11:42 am
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>>9764
Typical Channel 4 fodder. Elderly people getting their haemorrhoids prodded, lasses with wonky tits or smelly fannies and lads with knob rot.
>> No. 9766 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 12:53 pm
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>>9761
>Do you wear G-Star Raw, Evisu, Hollister and A&F clothing?
I am becoming an old man, I don't think I've ever heard of any of these. I did a google image search for Hollister as that was the only one that made me think I might recognise the name and it seemed to be nothing but sepia pictures of really buff topless guys at the beach.

I don't think I fit that demographic.
>> No. 9767 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 1:07 pm
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>>9766
I'd heard of Hollister and A&F. I know about American Apparel because of their prominent and eye-catching adverts in Vice magazine.

I buy my clothes from Primark and charity shops - I enjoy looking quite nondescript and think there are better things to spend money on than clothes. Not Nando's either.
>> No. 9768 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 2:16 pm
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>>9767
>I am familiar with American Apparel because I know softcore pornography when I see it.
Fixed.
>> No. 9806 Anonymous
24th August 2013
Saturday 5:07 pm
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>>9767>>9768
Derailing the thread somewhat, but I've only ever known American Apparel as the main supplier many printers like cafepress use. Don't know why, their tshirts seem both more expensive and lower quality than others.
>> No. 9809 Anonymous
24th August 2013
Saturday 5:14 pm
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>>9806

AA shirts look brilliant - the cut is extremely flattering to your typical skinny hipster and the fabric drapes beautifully. People buying printed t-shirts recognise the brand and know how the shirt will fit, because AA are so popular. The problem is that Charney hasn't managed the increase in demand very well, so manufacturing standards have gone to shit. Screenprinters are moving over to Continental blanks, but the cachet of the AA brand will make them difficult to displace.
>> No. 9811 Anonymous
24th August 2013
Saturday 5:24 pm
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>>9809

Agreed. The fit of AA is incredible. They are cut like my tailored shirts.
>> No. 9928 Anonymous
29th September 2013
Sunday 9:38 pm
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I had a spinach and pepperoni pizza at Pizza Hut the other day (I'm using this as the 'mediocre chain restaurants thread') and I counted that it had 11 of the meanest, most thinnest slices of pepperoni I have ever seen. 11 slices of pepperoni, they really are stingy bastards.
>> No. 9936 Anonymous
3rd October 2013
Thursday 1:44 pm
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>>9928
What size was the pizza?
>> No. 9937 Anonymous
3rd October 2013
Thursday 2:22 pm
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>>9809
>>9811
What're they like for bulkier guys, as opposed to skinny twats?
>> No. 9938 Anonymous
3rd October 2013
Thursday 2:52 pm
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>>9937

Not great. They're cut to fit tall and thin people and the fabric clings to the body because it's very soft and lightweight. If you're hiding a bit of podge, you'd be better off with a traditional heavyweight T from FotL or Hanes. If you're buying plain T-shirts, I wouldn't recommend American Apparel, because the quality has gone to pot.

http://www.barone.co.uk/products/t-shirts/1
>> No. 9939 Anonymous
3rd October 2013
Thursday 10:31 pm
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>>9936
Regular sized, so 9". Large enough that it should not average out at fewer than 2 slices of pepperoni per slice of pizza.

I had to go on their website to check the sizes and it turns out they're doing a cheeseburger crust pizza. Looks like an abomination.
>> No. 9941 Anonymous
3rd October 2013
Thursday 10:34 pm
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>>9939
This is what it actually looks like.
>> No. 9942 Anonymous
3rd October 2013
Thursday 10:47 pm
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>>9941

Merciful Christ.
>> No. 9943 Anonymous
3rd October 2013
Thursday 10:59 pm
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>>9941
If it wasn't for the red onions I would probably eat that.

Even from the official Pizza Hut photo you can tell it will be shite. They're trying to make it look as nice as possible but you can tell that the actual crust will be too hard and crunchy. The garlic bread looks also looks the same instead of nice and chewy, in fact there doesn't seem to be any garlic in the garlic bread. There can't be more than a dozen potato wedges on that plate and they probably charge £2.99 for it. The whole layout of the picture, especially the sides, looks very amateur.
>> No. 9944 Anonymous
4th October 2013
Friday 12:34 pm
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>>9939
Reminds me of the Japanese approach, they do all sorts of weird shit with pizza as a medium.
>> No. 9945 Anonymous
4th October 2013
Friday 1:14 pm
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>>9944
As long as it's consensual, who are you to call it weird?
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5th October 2013
Saturday 7:07 pm
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>>9945
That's okonomiyaki, which often gets called "Japanese pizza" for some reason. I don't know why, there's no bread in it, no tomatoes and no cheese. It's round I suppose. It's fucking lovely too but that's by the by.

This is what I meant:
http://www.chachich.com/mdchachi/jpizza.html
>> No. 9947 Anonymous
5th October 2013
Saturday 7:43 pm
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>>9945

Why someone would want to eat a pizza that looks like a suicide bomber's charred ripped off face that has rotted in a ditch for 2 weeks is beyond me.
>> No. 9948 Anonymous
5th October 2013
Saturday 8:10 pm
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>>9946
There was an Indian 'pizza' mentioned earlier in the thread. It sounds shite, though. >>9628
>> No. 10253 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 5:44 pm
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A lifelong vegetarian who has never eaten meat was left distraught after eating a chicken sandwich served by mistake at a Birmingham restaurant.

“I never would have thought that I would need to double-check my food. I trusted them and they have let me down. I was in shock and started crying in the restaurant. I cried all night and couldn’t sleep. They can never say or do anything to make this up to me,” she said. “Nothing can compensate me for those 28 years. I can feel it sitting there in my stomach. I feel like it’s not my body anymore. They took away my choice about what to put in my body and now I can’t ever say that I have never eaten meat. I have devoted myself to this for 28 years and someone has taken this away from me.”


http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/birmingham-womans-shock-after-being-6451684

Is giving a vegetarian meat akin to rape? That's how she makes it sound. I thought they were alright with it if they did it unwittingly?
>> No. 10254 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 5:51 pm
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>Carnivore culture.
>> No. 10255 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 6:41 pm
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>>10253
>now I can’t ever say that I have never eaten meat

Christ. It's wrong of them to serve her something she didn't order but what a complete over-reaction. If all you've achieved over 28 years is not eating a certain type of food then you really need to re-evaluate your life and self-righteousness.
>> No. 10256 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 7:04 pm
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>>10253

Speaking as a lifelong vegetarian, I think she's a pathetic cunt. I mean for fuck's sake, how do you eat most of a chicken sandwich without realising it? Does she just swallow her food whole? I have no real sense of the texture or flavour of chicken, but I'm pretty fucking sure that I could tell that it isn't halloumi.

Kitchen mistakes happen. I'd far rather that chefs focus their efforts on serious health and safety issues like cross-contamination and allergens than the petty dietary whims of pricks like myself. If you're that fucking nesh that you'll cry all night about eating a bit of chicken, then how about looking at the food on your bloody plate before you cram it down your gullet?

Also, shame on the Birmingham Mail for printing this bullshit, it's the Hindu equivalent of those squalid little scare stories you get in the Daily Mail about schools serving halal meat - divisive, pointless scaremongering.
>> No. 10257 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 7:46 pm
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>>10256
Agreed. Vegetarianism is done for the sake of animals or the sake of one's religion, it's not a fucking game where you have to go as long as possible without swallowing meat, and it doesn't change who you are if it happens by mistake. I think she has some issues with food that need to be treated with therapy.
>> No. 10258 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 7:48 pm
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>>10253
The next time I'm served meat on Friday during Lent by mistake, I'll make sure to call all local papers. My body shall not be desecrated with no consequences ever again.
>> No. 10259 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 10:42 pm
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I went teetotal for several years, when I took it up I did it because I had started drinking in the morning and before presentations/speeches to calm the nerves. Went a good half a decade without having a single drop of alcohol. I accidentally broke it by accidentally drinking some baileys in a curry house forgetting there was alcohol in it. One thing I did learn from it is I am a boring bastard when I'm sober. At least when I'm tipsy I don't care if I'm a boring bastard.

I didn't feel that upset about accidentally drinking the baileys like this veggie woman. But then again am I being a knob for this comparison.
>> No. 10260 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 11:25 pm
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>>10259
I think we should rope are Nadia into another sketch for her showreel.

Meataholics going off the wagon at the first bite.
>> No. 10261 Anonymous
30th December 2013
Monday 11:40 pm
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>>10257

There's a certain kind of histrionic twit who goes running to the papers over trivial things.

She isn't upset because the incident damaged her health. She isn't upset because the incident compromised her ethics.

>now I can’t ever say that I have never eaten meat

Apparently she want to be vegetarian so she can SAY she is one.
>> No. 10263 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 3:47 pm
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>>10253
Why would you go to Nando's and expect nothing else than disappointing chicken?
Also: why would you give money to a company that specialises in cooking up chicken if you felt that strongly about being a vegetarian?
>> No. 10265 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 6:15 pm
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>>10263
I know a few people who have been raised vegetarian and none of them are more concerned about animal welfare than the average person. Most of them have admitted they probably wouldn't be vegetarian if they hadn't been so since birth and they only continue to do so out of habit/because eating meat seems a bit alien to them. Plus,she looks like a prissy, spoilt desi bint.
>> No. 10266 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 6:20 pm
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I want spicy chicken now.
>> No. 10267 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 8:12 pm
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>>10263
Bloody vegetarians, coming over here, expecting to be able to go to the same restaurants decent hard-working carnivores like you and me do, they make me sick.
>> No. 10268 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 8:16 pm
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>>10267

>Bloody vegetarians
>they make me sick.

Better stick to beef and chicken then.
>> No. 10269 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 8:16 pm
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>>10268
Or cook them for a little longer.
>> No. 10270 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 9:30 pm
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>>10269

You can't overcook vegetarians. There's not a lot of fat on them so the meat can be quite dry. I prefer to boil them like a gammon.
>> No. 10271 Anonymous
1st January 2014
Wednesday 11:41 pm
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>>10270

They sound like they would go rather well in a casserole.
>> No. 10272 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 12:21 am
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>>10268

Cows are vegetarian.
>> No. 10273 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 12:53 am
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>>10272

We had a lovely little cannibalism discussion going, which you've just ruined with your oh-so-precious facts. Thanks lad.
>> No. 10274 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 1:01 am
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>>10270

I've never met a skinny vegetarian. This is my, entirely anecdotal, evidence that they don't exist and that all veggies are fat burds who keep cats.
>> No. 10275 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 1:06 am
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>>10274

>cats.

Best fried I think.
>> No. 10276 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 8:05 am
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>>10272

Nah, they eat sheep. What could possibly go wrong?
>> No. 10277 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 9:46 am
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>>10274
I know a stick-thin vegan. She barely eats and when she does it's salad or steamed veg, which she doesn't even like but forces down because it's 'good for her.' She also has a lot of protein supplements because she started going yellow.

I also know some morbidly obese vegetarians. They love their chocolate.
>> No. 10278 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 3:30 pm
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>>10277
> She barely eats and when she does it's salad or steamed veg, which she doesn't even like but forces down because it's 'good for her.'

This doesn't seem like a healthy attitude toward food. We really ought to drop the idea of 'good' and 'bad' food. There's only really balance, and that balance depends on what you want/need from your body.

Sage for preaching to the choir.
>> No. 10279 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 5:37 pm
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>>10274
>I've never met a skinny vegetarian.
All the vegetarians I know are all rake-thin. I honestly can't remember ever meeting a fat vegetarian.
>> No. 10280 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 5:43 pm
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>>10279
Ah bollocks, this isn't true actually. I know one chubby vegan.

He once told me that being a vegan in Mississippi is pretty difficult, and I imagine that's quite true.
>> No. 10281 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 8:54 pm
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>>10277
>They love their chocolate.

Yeah I can imagine that's true. If I eat a good sized steak or a chicken pie that will keep me full for hours but no matter how much rabbit food I chomp down on I'll still be hungry an hour later. Got to do with how fast it's digested I suppose. So I can imagine it's easier for vegetarians to snack a lot because of this.
>> No. 10282 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 10:47 pm
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>> No. 10284 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 10:53 pm
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>>10282
>Nando's marketing efforts penetrate britfa.gs yet again
>> No. 10285 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 11:25 pm
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>>10284
My new years resolution is to never again click on a Daily Mail link.
>> No. 10286 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 11:40 pm
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>>10285
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532552/On-day-when-rail-prices-rise-and-car-bomb-goes-off-in-Beirut-desperate-newspaper-runs-ANOTHER-non-story-about-BBC
>> No. 10287 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 11:47 pm
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>>10286
Could we please make it a convention that, in future, all Daily Heil 'articles' should be posted with a pastebin so we don't contribute to the thing?
>> No. 10288 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 11:54 pm
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>>10287
I'd enjoy it if purps or someone could wordfilter dailymail into a picture like with chair. It could just be a big steaming pile of fetid shite or something.
>> No. 10289 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 11:55 pm
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>>10287
No. I, for one, am grateful to learn that after everything that has happened the BBC still thinks it acceptable to give a platform to a suspected rapist.
>> No. 10290 Anonymous
2nd January 2014
Thursday 11:55 pm
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>>10287
Only if we do the same with Guardian articles.
>> No. 10291 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 12:02 am
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>>10289
Back in the kitchen, Laurie.
>> No. 10292 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 12:48 am
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>>10287
You'd do the world a favour if you set up a mirror to do it automatically
>> No. 10293 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 12:56 am
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>>10292
CoralCDN has been around for a decade, m8.
>> No. 10294 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 1:03 am
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>>10293
So why have you only just mentioned it, you pusillanimous sea cucumber?
>> No. 10295 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 1:08 am
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>>10294
It's difficult to predict when the Facebook containment field will leak another Johnny-come-lately into the wider internet.
>> No. 10296 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 1:12 am
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>>10295
And there I was thinking I'd seen everything else there is to see on the internet.
>> No. 10297 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 1:13 am
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>>10295
Though come to think of it you don't want a strict mirror, but something that strips their ads or there's little point. Ho hum.
>> No. 10298 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 1:30 am
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Wish I'd never posted that story about Nando's now. Here I thought you lads would find it mildly amusing, and now you're discussing stupid wordfilters and whinging about the Daily Mail.
>> No. 10299 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 2:51 am
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>>10298
What would you rather we be discussing mate?
>> No. 10300 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 3:57 am
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>>10299
I can just about tolerate it when my posts are ignored but when they spark a flurry of negativity it makes my social anxiety flare up. I'd appreciate it if perhaps you'd be a little more considerate.
>> No. 10301 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 4:36 am
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>>10300
I didn't think it was a "flurry of negativity". Just people saying the mail is shit because it is then some waffle.
I am sorry though, next time I'll try my best to be more tactful and not get involved in any negative flurries. Hope you're feeling better now. Have a nice cuppa and a biscuit.
>> No. 10302 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 2:19 pm
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>>10300
>flurry of negativity
McFlurrys are fucking shit m8
>> No. 10303 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 2:23 pm
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>>10282
What's he doing with his hand?

When Krispy Kreme opened in Hull someone came from London and staryed queuing at around 3am because it was his 'thing' to be served first at new outlets. Strikes me as a monumental waste of time.
>> No. 10304 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 8:31 pm
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>>10303
Pretending to be a chicken, you doughnut.
>> No. 10306 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 11:12 pm
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>>10286
Bloody hell. Reading this immediately after watching the program made me angry.
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/jan/03/pq17-arctic-convoy-disaster-tv-review
>> No. 10308 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:01 am
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>>10302
You can't get better iced cream for 99p.
>> No. 10309 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:30 am
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>>10308
>iced
Don't be soft.
>> No. 10310 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:58 am
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>>10309
>soft

Is that a pun? Anyway, a McFlurry is nicer than a lot of Whippy imitations as too many of them overdo the cellulose; last summer I had one that was almost like eating a marshmallow. It's the only thing at McDonald's I like.
>> No. 10312 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 7:43 pm
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While we're on about vegetarians, Morrissey is at it again.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/03/morrissey-eating-meat-paedophilia-smiths
>> No. 10313 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 8:19 pm
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>>10312

I literally don't give a shit about the mass-industrial abuse of animals. Seriously, spray perfume in their eyes just because you've ran out of bleach, I genuinely don't give a shit.

However, I do sympathise with any vegetarian who abstains from meat because of the impact all the added industrial processes have on the pollution of the earth. Although I've never met a vegetarian who thinks that so whatever and stuff y'know.
>> No. 10314 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 8:32 pm
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>>10313
Why do you not care about living creatures but you do care about a non-living system?

Personally I give little shit about either.
>> No. 10315 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:06 pm
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>>10312

>Morrissey: eating meat is the same as paedophilia

>Former Smiths singer says there is no difference between believing in the abattoir and supporting Auschwitz

No difference at all. Uh huh.

Can't quite make his mind up in his shotgun blast of attention seeking, can he? How about he gets some fucking talent and originality and does something worthwhile and original for once? The cunt.
>> No. 10316 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:06 pm
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>>Why do you not care about living creatures but you do care about a non-living system? Personally I give little shit about either.

You drunk, Stacey?
>> No. 10317 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:15 pm
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>>10316
No, I'm curious as to the reasoning.
>> No. 10319 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:20 pm
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>>10315

I will always love Mozzer, no matter how fat and pompous he gets. I don't know what's more life-changing - hearing The Queen Is Dead for the first time, or being amongst a throng of middle-aged and shaven-headed Essex boys weeping like teeny boppers, all desperate to touch another man because the things he says and the ideas he represents are so unbearably beautiful.

to die by your side, well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine...

http://www.youtube.com/v/wQ3GxsTaGE0
>> No. 10320 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:24 pm
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>>10319

>all desperate to touch another man because the things he says and the ideas he represents are so unbearably beautiful.

Jesus!
>> No. 10321 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:30 pm
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>>10319

He's shit and has no talent or ability for years.
>> No. 10322 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:53 pm
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>>I will always love MozHitler

Bloke's a nob. Needs a big kick up the arse.

Unregards
>> No. 10323 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:54 pm
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>>Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

ITZ

lad
>> No. 10324 Anonymous
4th January 2014
Saturday 9:55 pm
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>>10319

tit
>> No. 10330 Anonymous
7th January 2014
Tuesday 12:46 am
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>>10319
I fucking loathe the cunt. I like a lot of his music, but he's an awful person. His autobiography makes him sound like an even bigger prick. He's just a self important arsehole.
>> No. 10331 Anonymous
7th January 2014
Tuesday 4:34 am
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I went once and the chicken was pretty tasty, cheap and healthy. I don't know why you lads are getting so bothered about a chicken restaurant.
>> No. 10332 Anonymous
7th January 2014
Tuesday 8:24 am
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>>10331
I'd say only a third of this thread is actually about Nando's.
>> No. 10333 Anonymous
7th January 2014
Tuesday 11:30 am
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>>10331
Whenever I've been the chicken has been dead.
>> No. 10345 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 1:50 pm
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>> No. 10348 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 1:59 pm
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>>10345

I saw that and this thread was the first thing I thought of. Similarly the vice article where they former prejudiced bender youth leader mentions Si had the same effect.
>> No. 10350 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 2:16 pm
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>>10348
Well we are infested with "Ed Winchesters".
>> No. 10351 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 2:17 pm
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>>10350
Nice.
>> No. 10352 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 2:28 pm
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>>10345
I tend to enjoy the Graun, even when their writers are being daft, but that article really is absolute fucking junk.
>> No. 10354 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 4:20 pm
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>>10345

I don't see what is worse about that article than any other that the paper has put out.
>> No. 10355 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 4:28 pm
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>>10354
n1 m8, lefties wont no wot it em
>> No. 10357 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 6:10 pm
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>>10354
The worst one in recent memory is the one about cooking rice and peas in a racist manner.
>> No. 10358 Anonymous
15th January 2014
Wednesday 6:29 pm
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>>10348
>prejudiced bender
n1
>> No. 10384 Anonymous
4th February 2014
Tuesday 10:20 am
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A couple of old dears in Princes Quay (Hull, yes), asked me where the nearest Burger King was, so I told them upstairs in St. Stephens, so they said it was too far to go, so I had to direct them to eat in Nando's on the bottom floor. I feel really quite dirty for doing so. Everyone knows Paragon Square do some of the nicest burgers in the city centre!
>> No. 10385 Anonymous
4th February 2014
Tuesday 10:54 am
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>>10384
Too old to use the lifts or escalators?
>> No. 10386 Anonymous
4th February 2014
Tuesday 11:44 am
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My bad. I misread. There's a Burger King upstairs in Prospect Centre but nobody goes in there. I've heard good things about Wings on Ferensway, even if it is an all you can eat buffet.
>> No. 10623 Anonymous
7th May 2014
Wednesday 7:17 pm
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>> No. 10624 Anonymous
7th May 2014
Wednesday 8:08 pm
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>>10623

I know I left the emergency flood button somewhere...
>> No. 10625 Anonymous
7th May 2014
Wednesday 8:14 pm
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>>10623

I really hope he dies so someone worthwhile can have his organs.
>> No. 10626 Anonymous
7th May 2014
Wednesday 8:18 pm
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>>10625
Harsh.

Harsh but fair.
>> No. 10677 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:30 pm
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It's in the Graun (I know I should pick a more apt paper for posting about this) that Nando's have cut their corporation tax bill by a third through offshore tax avoidance.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jul/10/nandos-using-secretive-tax-haven-trust-avoid-inheritance-tax-bills
>> No. 10678 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:36 pm
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>>10677
This is not nandos problem, it is not HMRCs problem, it's legislations problem.
>> No. 10679 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:36 pm
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Does any company pay their taxes in full? And I don't give me "oh it's just avoidance, that's not illegal" because I really don't care.

I mean, can we just do something about this? It's just awful.
>> No. 10680 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:41 pm
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It was pointed out today that we're borrowing £110 billion pa to cover a budget deficit, but that if we collected every last penny that is rightfully due we'd have a £10 billion surplus.
>> No. 10681 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:41 pm
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>>10679

Wetherspoons do.

I think that is it...
>> No. 10682 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:42 pm
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>>10681
This. Unlike most companies who protest against tax by simply not paying it, JDW plc makes their tax protest openly and publicly.
>> No. 10683 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:49 pm
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>>10679
I think the only way you'd solve this would be through international cooperation, but I doubt we could even get the Channel Isles on board, never mind Switzerland and Luxembourg.

>>10680
Is there anything really wrong with borrowing? I'm not going to lie, I don't fully get it. All I know is that you're not meant to view government debt in the same way as personal debt.


They're a South African company, I don't think you can blame them for not giving a fuck about how much tax they pay in Britain.
>> No. 10684 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 8:58 pm
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>>10683
>Is there anything really wrong with borrowing?
Not per se, though there's a difference between borrowing to make up for money you can't make through tax and borrowing to make up for money you should be collecting through tax.
>> No. 10685 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 9:33 pm
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>>10680

grrr...
>> No. 10686 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 9:40 pm
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>>10685

Rawr!
>> No. 10687 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 10:15 pm
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I can't blame them. I wouldn't pay taxes too, since NO FUCKING CORPORATION DOES. Why should they?
>> No. 10688 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 10:18 pm
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>>10687
Sadly most people have to pay taxes because they don't have any choice in the matter, their income taxed at source as it is.
>> No. 10689 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 10:23 pm
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>>10688
Then the loud mouth bastards should do something about it.
>> No. 10690 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 10:39 pm
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>>10689
Frankly, yes, that's right. But it's easier to moan about things than do anything about it.



>>10680
That's not true, since it's inevitably just tallying ta x avoidance, which isn't taxable, that's sort of the point of it.

I don't differentiate between government mandated tax avoidance like pensions and government mandated tax avoidance like offshores, personally. If there's a problem, legislate. Don't moan at the companies for taking the most sensible option.
>> No. 10691 Anonymous
10th July 2014
Thursday 10:41 pm
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>>10690
2/10 SEE ME AFTER CLASS PS BRING LUBE
>> No. 10788 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 9:53 pm
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The tax thing is pretty relevant, as basically every company is a net beneficiary of having well-maintained roads, runways, railways, docks, hospitals, a workforce that can at least read, a workforce that doesn't die of simple infections like back in the supposed GOOD OLD DAYS.
However shit it is, the government and the state basically stops us eating each other alive and simply going feral by enforcing tax - and that's no good to anybody, so companies should have a real legal obligation to play ball.
>> No. 10789 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 10:31 pm
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>>10788
You are basically describing the free rider problem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_rider_problem
>> No. 10790 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 10:33 pm
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>>10789

Isn't that the thing that filled all those American comedians in the 80's?
>> No. 10791 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 10:58 pm
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>>10788

Corporation tax is just a really boneheaded way of collecting tax.

Corporations have profits, which gets distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends. Taxing corporations is very hard, because they employ all sorts of accounting tricks and split parts of their business across national boundaries to take advantage of different tax regimes. Taxing dividend income is piss-easy, because it is almost impossible to lawfully conceal. Increase the rate of tax on dividend income and we'll lose a little due to tax exiles, but gain far more due to reduced avoidance. Consumption is also easy to tax, so it would make a great deal of sense to apply a variety of luxury taxes on things purchased by the super-rich. There's no good reason why we couldn't have a progressive rate of stamp duty, for example.

Don't tax corporations, tax the people who profit from the activity of those corporations.
>> No. 10792 Anonymous
19th July 2014
Saturday 11:09 pm
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>>10791
I'm a bit hazy on this, but didn't Gordon Brown do something like this to pension funds and end up wiping hundreds of billions off their value?
>> No. 10793 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 12:57 am
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>>10791
I've never been sure why we don't have a super vat of sorts on luxury goods.
>> No. 10794 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 2:16 am
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>>10791>>10793

> I've never been sure why we don't have a super vat of sorts on luxury goods.

VAT is already supposed to be a tax on 'luxury' goods Such as gas, electricity and clothes .

I'm by no means well off but I have massive reservations on taxing people based on what they spend their money on - it essentially becomes a sort of tax on (im)morality.
>> No. 10795 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 12:43 pm
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>>10794
I don't understand. Better to tax them based on what they spend it on than tax them on it all full stop.
>> No. 10796 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 12:55 pm
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Why tax profits at all? It doesn't work that effectively. Why not just raise money through issuing gilts when we need to? Look how popular NS&I savings certificates were when they were offered to the general public.
>> No. 10797 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 12:59 pm
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>>10795
What he's saying (I think) is that 'luxury' isn't an objective quality, therefore any splitting into different luxury-based tax bands is inevitably going to end up influenced by the personal morals of the enforcer (and if it's a tory government, think 1950s era morals).

I mean there are all sorts of grey areas - clothes, food and cars for example can all be classed as parts practical and luxury; the line seperating the two is less than clear.
>> No. 10799 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 2:12 pm
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>>10797

Yep. Absolutely nailed it.
>> No. 10937 Anonymous
30th August 2014
Saturday 10:33 am
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>>5883

I totally agree, Nandos is an epic disappointment. They went through a stage where their salads were quite good, but these days the salads are better in Pizza Express. Nandos chilli sauces are also extremely disappointing, the sauce has the kick, but there's more to chilli sauces than burning your face off, the sauces have to have flavour, that's the point, and Nandos sauces really do suck for flavour.
>> No. 10938 Anonymous
30th August 2014
Saturday 10:51 am
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>>10937
That poor post was only three years old, you vicious nonce.
>> No. 10939 Anonymous
30th August 2014
Saturday 10:58 am
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Seeing as this thread is doubling up as a Hullfa.gs trip advisor, what's Pie² like? I'm back in Hull in a fortnight for a friend's birthday so I was considering trying it out; I've seen a few people rave about it, but I don't entirely trust their judgement.
>> No. 10944 Anonymous
30th August 2014
Saturday 5:34 pm
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>>10939
Don't go to Pie2, go to Nandos.
>> No. 10961 Anonymous
7th September 2014
Sunday 5:18 pm
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Had my first experience of Vintage Inns today. There's something jarring about their delusions of grandeur on a shoestring budget, akin to going to a formal event and being served a platter of Iceland's breaded Pedigree Chums tikka lasagna dog meat bites. I know £9 isn't much for a main (mushroom, imitation cashew nut and leek suet roly-poly) but there's nowt fancy about serving it on a poncey rectangle platter with one Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire pudding and a smidgen of gravy. The vegetable bowl was 90% peas and metallic cabbage; there was 3 roast potatoes, 4 over-boiled baby carrots and a roast parsnip each.

I think I'd rate it below Fuzzy Eds. At least there you get decent portions, even if they try and cover up the fact they've burnt the food with half a bottle of barbecue sauce, molten rubber and cheese.
>> No. 10965 Anonymous
7th September 2014
Sunday 5:51 pm
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>>10939
It was amazing before they opened their shop on Newland. The pies used to be made to such a higher standard, but the ridiculous demand (people queuing right down Newland, they had to close for days when it first opened because they'd completely sold out of everything) they've seen since opening on Newland has seen a slump in quality. Worth a try to see what the fuss is about, but I can't understand people - and there are people - that have it almost every day.

Get yourself to a good chippy, mate, take advantage of the fish at its freshest before you have to leave the chippy Nirvana to go back to somewhere shit (anywhere but Hull).
>> No. 10968 Anonymous
7th September 2014
Sunday 6:27 pm
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>>10965
I never really rated the chippies in Hull while I lived here, although I don't like fish so I had battered sausage or patties instead, but I haven't found a decent one since moving to West Yorkshire. I prefer ones you'd find elsewhere in East Yorkshire than Hull, like Harpers in Brandesburton, Sullivans (Beverley rather than Hornsea) and the one in Beeford.

I haven't found a nice Indiam since leaving Hull, even though there's far more Asians here. You can get a nice halal Chinese, though.
>> No. 11071 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 3:02 pm
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>>8704
Went to Burger King today for the first time in ages. I'm sure there was only 10 fries in the bag and they'd overdone them so they were almost hollow. At least they gave me an XL bacon double cheeseburger when I only paid for a regular one.
>> No. 11072 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 4:33 pm
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>>11071
I really hate Burger King. I almost always go for McDonalds. When I can't go to one, and am forced to go to BK, it just pisses me off that I paid for shit. Stale bread, rubbery patty, close to no condiments, shit chips. Never again.
>> No. 11073 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 4:46 pm
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>>11072
You can ask for condiments. The chips are proper shit these days though.
>> No. 11074 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 4:59 pm
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>>11072
A grilled Burger King patty is far better than anything I've had at McDonald's. They have a tiny sign saying that they may use the same oil to fry chips, fish and chicken, which makes having a vegetarian option completely redundant if you ask me.
>> No. 11075 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 5:27 pm
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I noticed a notoriously gaudy takeaway in Hull is now doing an octuple cheeseburger. When will the big chains catch up with this new development?
I can safely say it will be total shit, but I think it would be worth a go.
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14th December 2014
Sunday 5:32 pm
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>>11075
>now

If it's Khantucky Grilled Chicken or Valentino with their Gang Bang/King Kong/Whatever it's called now burger then they've been doing them for around a decade at least.
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14th December 2014
Sunday 5:41 pm
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>>11076
The Big Bird/Kim Jong-Il/Gang Bang/whatever burger is either only ever triple or quadruple. It's Vicky Bay, and apparently £7 w/o chips and £8 with for the monstrosity. I think chips would be the last thing on your mind when you've eaten practically 6 reformed cow hearts.
>> No. 11078 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 5:43 pm
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>>11076
Here https://take-a-way.co.uk/menu/5666/victoria-bay-hull/
>> No. 11079 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 7:14 pm
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>>11076
>Khantucky Grilled Chicken
Purveyors of the finest chicken products and trademark-dodging puns.
>> No. 11080 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 7:17 pm
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>>11074
>They have a tiny sign saying that they may use the same oil to fry chips, fish and chicken
That's mostly arse-covering. In practice there's enough separation in place for any vegetarian that would eat there willingly.
>> No. 11081 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 7:35 pm
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>>11077
>Vicky Bay

That's what I meant, not Valentino. My friends would always warn me off that place unless I wanted food poisoning.
>> No. 11082 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 7:38 pm
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>>11081
Soft Southern poof are we? From South of the bridge are we?
>> No. 11083 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 7:52 pm
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>>11082
No, I'm originally from the East side of the river. It's my mates from the wrong side of the river, the ones who've lived off Newland and Prinny Ave for years, who say never to eat anything from there because it'll make you ill
>> No. 11084 Anonymous
14th December 2014
Sunday 8:38 pm
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>>11078
Fucking hell. Even northern immigrant take-aways are shittier than the southern ones. What is wrong with the north? Fuck me.
>> No. 11085 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 2:13 am
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See, now this is where you're wrong, you shandy-swilling poofter. This applies in the Midlands and Lancashire too.

Our takeaways here in Hull have the decency to demarcate themselves, and without meaning to sound like a drunken UKIP type, this is generally by ethnicity. White people do Fish and Chips and open for "dinner" (lunch) and "tea" (dinner), whilst the Chinese and Indians open from teatime till midnight, and the Iraqis who do the generic pizza/kebab/fried chicken type places are open all day and night basically.

Meanwhile, basically everywhere else I've ever been in this country, outside of quaint village Fish shops and Chicken Cottage, you lump them all together into some abortion of a fast food joint, and they're all ran by eskimos who I wouldn't trust to even fry a Haddock right, never mind have Burger, Pizza, Lamb Bhuna and Szuechan King Prawns on the go as well.

Not to mention the fries, and how fucking boring they are without Chip Spice. How anyone can desire a bag of dry chips with fuck all on them at the end of the night is beyond me, it's like when my dog eats grass when he has the shits.
>> No. 11086 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 10:56 am
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>>11085
You should come down my way and savour Ali's Halal Peri Peri Indian Restaurant.
>> No. 11087 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 12:49 pm
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>>11085
Estranged Hulllad here, crying my eyes out at this beautiful post.

I'm in the northwest now, and I just don't bother eating fish and chips because I know it's going to be shit. Looking forward to coming home for Christmas next week so I can gorge myself on chippy.

Of course, no Hullensians leaves the city of culture for extended periods without their own tub of chip spice. Even if it does soak up moisture like a sponge and is basically unusable after about a week without having to grab a chunk and grind it back into a powder with your fingertips over your food.

Also, >>11084­, don't go judging all the takeaways by that one. It's a laughing stock even in Hull. Their menus in the shops are covered in half-naked ladies and pictures of footballs, and still have that horrible rainbow gradient on all of them. A Hull institution.
>> No. 11088 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 5:46 pm
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>>11085

> Meanwhile, basically everywhere else I've ever been in this country, outside of quaint village Fish shops and Chicken Cottage, you lump them all together into some abortion of a fast food joint, and they're all ran by eskimos who I wouldn't trust to even fry a Haddock right, never mind have Burger, Pizza, Lamb Bhuna and Szuechan King Prawns on the go as well.

You've just described every fast food place in Stoke perfectly. Kebabs, Pizza, Burgers, Chinese ..... and a Lamb Dhansak (hidden round the back of the menu).
>> No. 11089 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 6:53 pm
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>>11088
Notts doesn't do it better I'm afraid. I walked past one or two reputable fast fooderies, but otherwise it's muck.

There is a fast food place 20 meters away from me, and I walk past the back of it, nearly every other day. It looks fucking deplorable, and yes, it's also run by these eskimo lads - who drive and park their black, tinted-window BMW's around the back and sit in them ominously. I am certain that 95% of all shitty fast food outlets are involved in money laundering.
>> No. 11090 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 7:10 pm
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Back when I lived in Leeds, I couldn't find a decent chippy for love nor money. There was one run by Turks or similar that could do relatively decent proper chips for £1.30 (they also did abominable soggy fries?), but all the posh chippies were unadulterated wank.

People raved about them being "the best in Yorkshire", but it was utter shite.

There was one proper chippy run by white people, although this was open about 3 days a week on Tuesday through Thursday, which was quite frankly useless, unfortunately. At least they did scraps.
>> No. 11091 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 7:19 pm
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>>11090

> People raved about them being "the best in Yorkshire", but it was utter shite.

Incidentally there are about five "Best fries in the Netherlands" chippies in Amsterdam and all of them are utterly awful. I think once anywhere wins some kind of accolade, even be it an anecdotal one, they all go utterly down the pan.
>> No. 11092 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 8:37 pm
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>>11090
>the best in Yorkshire
Which we all know is Harper's of Wetwang, anyway, so there's no need to concern ourselves with the delusions of madmen.
>> No. 11093 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 8:40 pm
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>>11092
I think their chippy in Brandesburton is nicer than the one in Wetwang.

Anyway, Sullivans in Beverley is nicer still.
>> No. 11094 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 8:52 pm
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Rick Stein's place in Cornwall does good fish, chips are meh.
>> No. 11095 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 9:30 pm
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>>11090

Are you daft or summat, lad? You never went to Graveley's or the Great Yorkshireman?

Tell me Leeds doesn't have good chippys, I swear you lot just talk out of your arse...
>> No. 11096 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 10:36 pm
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>>11091
wait, how did you know I'm in NL?
Anyway, the takeaway classic here is a "Kapsalon", lit: barbershop.

It's chips and schwarma meat topped with salad and grilled cheese, fabulous.

>>11092
Pfft, desolate wastelands of the East Riding.

>>11095
I never went to Harrogate, bugger off. But the Great Yorkshireman I did cycle and drive past many a time but never went there so I guess I can't comment. The good one I was talking about was this one: https://goo.gl/maps/b69C9, so if you happen to know how it compares, let me know. Although the September street view says it's under new management. Which probably means it's shite now.
>> No. 11097 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 11:37 pm
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>>11096

> wait, how did you know I'm in NL?

I told you in another thread; I've been hanging out in Leidsepleine watching you walk under the "homo sapiens non urinat in vento" arch every day on your way home from work.

I had a Kapsalon once and it was awful. Having the chips on the bottom just made them soggy and unpalatable. I'm not suggesting all Kapsalons are bad but this one was and from thereon out I stuck with donner-broodjes.
>> No. 11098 Anonymous
15th December 2014
Monday 11:50 pm
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>>11097
You stalker bastard. modlad? Still, you'll have been following my wreck-head workmates who injure themselves under the influence, not me, wrong city.

Did you have the kapsalon in Amsterdam? They're shit there. Or so I'm told. Where I am stop it, stalker they're much better.

I did have a very fresh and excellent donner-broodje in Amsterdam for, like €3.50 or somthing (fuck all), so I can't fault your judgement.
>> No. 11099 Anonymous
16th December 2014
Tuesday 12:28 am
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>>11098

Agreed. Kapsalons were invented in Rotterdam, right? (Too drunk to be arsed googling it right now). But yeah the donner-broodjes are absolute top-notch. If you wander on down to the nieuwe-pijp area (van woustraat) there are two kebab places opposite each other round about the tolstraat (original greenhouse coffeeshop) level that constantly fight over the price of their broodjes. At one point they were going for a euro a pop. The place on the right hand side (if you're coming from the center) has the better broodje and always a massive queue. I can also heartily recommend their turkse pizza. Best hangover food ever.

Sage for hijacking Hull to the low countries.
>> No. 11100 Anonymous
16th December 2014
Tuesday 10:20 am
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>>11096

Anotherlad here. That is a belting chippy, no mistake.

Probably the best one (IMHO) in Yorkshire is in Otley:

https://goo.gl/maps/yjPHG

They have a sign saying something like "We only fry in beef dripping and make no apologies for this"...and a lovely café out the back.
>> No. 11102 Anonymous
19th December 2014
Friday 9:46 pm
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Sorry for continuing tge Hull theme, but can anybody recommend the best Indian takeaway in the area? Fancy having one after footy tomorrow. A good dopiaza is my benchmark.
>> No. 11103 Anonymous
19th December 2014
Friday 10:12 pm
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Raj Pavilion. I recommended the nawabi tandoori masala.

My favourite Indian takeaway was Bombay Tandoori on Anlaby Common but that closed a few years ago.
>> No. 11104 Anonymous
19th December 2014
Friday 10:51 pm
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>>11102

Bengal Lounge down Prinny Ave or Raj Pavilion on Bev Road. Order, go in a pub and get a pint instead of sitting about like a lemon.
>> No. 11105 Anonymous
20th December 2014
Saturday 3:04 am
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A wise man once told me that the true yardstick to a curry house is the peshwari naan - If it's good and coconutty with flakes of coconut falling off then it's a good restaurant. If it's the vaguest hint of coconut on an otherwise plain naan, you're in a shithole.
>> No. 11106 Anonymous
20th December 2014
Saturday 3:47 am
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>>11105
And if it has glacé cherries in it you're in Stoke.
>> No. 11108 Anonymous
20th December 2014
Saturday 1:40 pm
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>>11104
Ray's Place.
>> No. 11109 Anonymous
22nd December 2014
Monday 2:01 pm
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>>11105

That doesn't seem like a very good yardstick. It's just dessicated coconut, anyone can get a box of that in tescos for 25p.
>> No. 11110 Anonymous
22nd December 2014
Monday 2:08 pm
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>>11109
Hence if they fuck that up there's really no hope for them.
>> No. 11111 Anonymous
22nd December 2014
Monday 10:51 pm
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>>11108

Is that the tattoo shop that has a painting of a snake with a sword through it above the door?
>> No. 11112 Anonymous
23rd December 2014
Tuesday 3:55 pm
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You'll find, in fact, that it's an Indian restaurant famous for being cheap as fuck and allowing - nay, encouraging - you to bring as much of your own booze as you want.
>> No. 11113 Anonymous
23rd December 2014
Tuesday 4:24 pm
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>>11112
We have one of those in our neck of the woods. Unfortunately they're a vegetarian establishment and therefore are shit by default.
>> No. 11114 Anonymous
23rd December 2014
Tuesday 4:26 pm
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>>11113
Couple of those around me too, don't sell alcohol but you can bring your own. Really nice food. There's another one that's completely dry though - can't even bring your own booze. Bloody eskimos.
>> No. 11115 Anonymous
23rd December 2014
Tuesday 8:24 pm
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I used to know one of the chefs at Fudge. He said to avoid Ray's Place at all costs but I can't remember why. I believe it was about something being dodgy/highly questionable.
>> No. 11116 Anonymous
24th December 2014
Wednesday 12:29 pm
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>>11115
That's common knowledge, though, and he works in a pastel-coloured building that will happily charge you a fiver for a slice of carrot cake.
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5th January 2015
Monday 7:34 pm
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Having never had anything more than a few stolen chips from Nando's I'm currently sitting in one because I'm hungry, have nothing in at all, and figure I should at least try it once. Paid £10.35 for the butterfly chicken with chips and salad; though I'm certain the menu said £10.25. Will report back soon, likely confirming this thread.
>> No. 11119 Anonymous
5th January 2015
Monday 8:28 pm
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>>11117
It was shit. Dry and tasteless. The chips were only made palatable by the sauce and the spiced salt.
>> No. 11120 Anonymous
5th January 2015
Monday 8:37 pm
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>>11119

Welcome to the club, now spread the message to any cretins who mention going out for a "cheeky nandos"
>> No. 11121 Anonymous
5th January 2015
Monday 10:21 pm
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>>11119
If I have to eat in Nandos, I always have the steak roll. The chicken is so, so average.

Unlimited coke is nice though
>> No. 11122 Anonymous
5th January 2015
Monday 10:57 pm
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>>11121

>Unlimited coke

If only.
>> No. 11123 Anonymous
5th January 2015
Monday 11:34 pm
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Story time.

After having a few pints of Samuel Smith's Taddy Lager in Rugby Tavern, rather than be dragged around shit like Lyrics and Rumours by my mate's giggly 18-year-old girlfriend, myself and another friend decided a Special no. 1 from >>11085 was in order before getting the bus back to have a few more pints in Hessle.

Only two doors down from Chicken George in Hull is the rather less distinguished Paragon Square Burger. For some reason, my mate really wanted a wrap from in there too. We go in, and there's this massive drunk cunt stood at the till eating his chips, when he starts chucking the odd one over the counter. The Iraqi guy behind it wasn't best pleased, and asks him to stop. He goes back to serving people, before he does it again. Without a thought, the Iraqi guy turns and absolutely pelts the bloke in the face from about four feet with a freshly fried, spiced and garlic mayo'd bag of chips.

It all kicks off, the server's screaming in sandspeak and trying to wave about a curved Döner knife, the burly bloke gets his mates in to chuck shit about and try to get over the counter. Some of them powerless Street Marshalls come in and do fuck all before the Police turn up and disperse everyone, ourselves included. My mate didn't even get his wrap and we missed the bus.
>> No. 11124 Anonymous
5th January 2015
Monday 11:39 pm
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>>11123
The bastards.
>> No. 11125 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 6:35 pm
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This is the kind of thing we need more of:

>The "world's first" crisp sandwich shop has sold out within two hours of opening.

>Simply Crispy in Belfast enjoyed overwhelming demand for Tayto cheese and onion flavour inside the white floury Belfast bap.

>The pop up cafe offering 35 different flavours opened following a spoof suggestion by the Ulster Fry satirical website and came after the establishment of a cereal outlet in London.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11340476/Crisp-sandwich-shop-owners-make-a-packet-on-first-day.html
>> No. 11126 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 8:43 pm
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>the establishment of a cereal outlet in London

Like that film on Netflix, Flakes? That was a stupid movie, but the point of it was that people didn't come for the cereal, they came for the community spirit. Still stupid to do in real life.
>> No. 11127 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 9:02 pm
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>>11126

Thankyou for clarifying the fiction I had been confusing with reality when I read about that.

That said I'm sure there's a cafe round here that does nothing but milk shakes where you can pick what flavour of pop tarts you want blended into it. Things like that stop seeming nonsensical when you live in a city full of hipster student wankers.
>> No. 11128 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 9:03 pm
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>>11126
It's one of those Nathan Barley type things, with mainly American cereal.
>> No. 11129 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 10:58 pm
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>>11125

Prawn Cocktail flavour on a breakfast roll is the pinnacle of crisp sandwich technology.
>> No. 11130 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 11:11 pm
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>>11128
Why has Ian Watkins cloned himself and eating cereal? Some new sick, deviant perversion?
>> No. 11131 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 11:44 pm
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>>11130

Not everyone with a beard is Iain Watkins, lad. They don't even look like him. My friend Marc, on the other hand...
>> No. 11132 Anonymous
13th January 2015
Tuesday 11:57 pm
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>>11131

I beg to differ.
>> No. 11133 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 12:06 am
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>>11130
Trix are for kids.
>> No. 11134 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 3:38 pm
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>>11129
1. Cheese and onion Seabrook's
2. Roysters T-Bone steak bubble crisps
>> No. 11136 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 4:04 pm
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>>11131
>Iain
Oh dear.
>> No. 11137 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:13 pm
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>>11079
>Purveyors of the finest chicken products and trademark-dodging puns.

I see you and I raise you Ken's Tuck-In Fried Chicken.
>> No. 11138 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:18 pm
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>>11136

That is how most people in Scotland spell it. It was an honest mistake.
>> No. 11139 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:21 pm
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>>11138

Don't worry, I don't think spelling names wrong is a ban worthy offence, is it, Pirpil?
>> No. 11140 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:23 pm
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>>11139
Lowercase you fool. pirpil.
>> No. 11141 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:24 pm
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>>11134

Lad. Roysters are fucking shit on a roll or sandwich, they don't have the correct consistency for it and mush too easily so you don't get a proper crunch.

I've never tried Seabrook's although, assuming they make more flavours than cheese and onion, all of their other flavours except the hypothetical smokey bacon will be better. Cheese and onion are only good for dipping in soup.
>> No. 11143 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:30 pm
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>>11141
Seabrook's are as thin as paper in my experience, rubbish crisps.
>> No. 11146 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:45 pm
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>>11141

Seabrookes are horrid crisps.
>> No. 11147 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:49 pm
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Those REAL Handcooked Jalapeno things are fucking amazing.
>> No. 11148 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:53 pm
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>Handcooked

Does that mean they rub it between their hands a lot, i.e. until enough heat is generated to cook it?
>> No. 11149 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 7:57 pm
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>>11148
Probably means that at some point some underpaid factory worker manually loaded the potatoes into the chipper.
>> No. 11150 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 8:01 pm
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>>11139
>I don't think spelling names wrong is a ban worthy offence
Either way, omitting the hyphen in "ban-worthy" is a crime and you should be fucking banned or something.

On the topic of shitty fast food, I tried a McRib for the first time today and it was disgusting. I'd rather eat a Rustler burger than a McRib.
>> No. 11151 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 8:08 pm
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>>11150

The McRib is a travesty. It is basically one of those processed Chinese style BBQ rib things you can buy from Iceland. Fucking horrible.
>> No. 11152 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 8:39 pm
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>>11151

They only sell it to offload cheap pork when the market is glutted.

http://www.theawl.com/2011/11/a-conspiracy-of-hogs-the-mcrib-as-arbitrage
>> No. 11153 Anonymous
14th January 2015
Wednesday 9:35 pm
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And are cut thicker and put into thicker machine heat-sealed bags. Those are about the only discernible differences I can tell. Eating Kettle Chips feels like inviting splintery and cheap plywood into your mouth.

>>11150 >>11151
Tried one too myself, it just tasted of McD's bbq sauce and had an off-putting texture to the meat as if it were some kind of MRM thing slapped together in a factory. I was expecting it to be of a higher quality, given the hype and nostalgia people had for it. I was probably foolish in thinking a £2.20 odd burger would be anything but.
Not that I'm complaining about MRM, might as well use every conceivable part of the animal for appropriate foods, right?
>> No. 11154 Anonymous
15th January 2015
Thursday 12:58 am
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>>11152
I don't know why they're treating it like a massive conspiracy. Surely it's common sense that McDonald's would only produce the McRib when it is most profitable?
>> No. 11156 Anonymous
15th January 2015
Thursday 10:48 am
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I can''t believe they have the audacity to run the McRib at the same time as the Big Tasty. That's just disrespectful to the BT, the only reason I ever go to McDonalds.
>> No. 11158 Anonymous
15th January 2015
Thursday 2:23 pm
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>>11154
It's a weird article. The author throws around words like "arbitrage" but seems peculiarly naive about the nature of big business.

>>11156
The one time I ate a Big Tasty I thought it tasted kind of watery.

When I think about it the only thing I've ever truly enjoyed from McD's is the Big Mac.
>> No. 11159 Anonymous
15th January 2015
Thursday 3:08 pm
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>>11156
BT is by far and away the best thing McDs do, with the big Mac coming in second.
>> No. 11160 Anonymous
15th January 2015
Thursday 3:23 pm
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>>11146

They did something in the move from the plastic bags with a window to the foil ones. Their sea salted crisps used to be mint, now they're like McCoy's ripoffs but even saltier.
>> No. 11161 Anonymous
16th January 2015
Friday 9:43 am
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Seabrooks were the don's of crisps in the 80's, being a Granvillelad I'd like to say I knew when they went downhill but Google proved all the rumors I'd heard to be unfounded. I suspect
>In the 1980s the company introduced sunflower oil to the cooking process, and in 2007 was the first crisp brand to remove MSG from all its crisps.
was probably the start of the slow decline but I'd never even heard of Walkers crisps until I was 11
>> No. 11162 Anonymous
16th January 2015
Friday 9:48 am
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>have you not heard of the BigMcChickennugget burger?
Order a plain BigMac meal and 6 nuggets 2x BBQ sauce, now replace the crap they've left of your burger with 2 nuggets under each burger and some fries and a splash of BBQ sauce on top of each burger - Voila ! MRM & Salt overdose
>> No. 11164 Anonymous
16th January 2015
Friday 10:57 am
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>>11161
Why does some people having a glutamate intolerance have to ruin mouthfuls upon mouthfuls of umami goodness for the rest of us?
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17th January 2015
Saturday 5:37 pm
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>Another local speciality is our patties. They’re like a fish cake, but made with potato and sage. You have a patty and chips if you can’t afford fish. The best place to get one of those is Cave Street Fisheries, or Bob Carver’s in the old town, which is legendary. It’s been there donkey’s years.

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jan/16/lucy-beaumont-hull-the-way-see-it-chips

Recommending Carver's to anyone, especially one of their unbattered patties, is outright heresy.
>> No. 11170 Anonymous
17th January 2015
Saturday 5:58 pm
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>>11169
Isn't that just a scallop?
>> No. 11172 Anonymous
17th January 2015
Saturday 7:52 pm
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It's more-or-less deep fried battered mash potato and Paxo. A lot of chippies in Yorkshire seem to have some form of vegetarian option to go with your chips - around Pickering they do battered cheese triangles (I mean a mush that I assume is cheese and potato rather than Dairylea), which I assume is to accommodate the campsites that seem to be almost entirely full of Geordies.
>> No. 11173 Anonymous
17th January 2015
Saturday 8:03 pm
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>>11170
> Isn't that just a scallop?

>>11172
> mash potato

Have a word with yourselves lads.
>> No. 11174 Anonymous
17th January 2015
Saturday 8:09 pm
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>>11173

Go for it spudlad.
>> No. 11175 Anonymous
17th January 2015
Saturday 10:09 pm
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So that's deep fried potato served with a side of deep fried potato.

Reminds me of that Goodness Gracious Me sketch about going out for an English and demanding the blandest thing on the menu.
>> No. 11176 Anonymous
17th January 2015
Saturday 10:32 pm
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>>11169

Yeah, can't stand that bint. Could have written a better article about our fair city too.

>>11175

Don't knock 'em. I'm a Spam Fritter guy myself but a Patty Butty covered in Chip Spice is pretty orgasmic.
>> No. 11177 Anonymous
17th January 2015
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>So that's deep fried potato served with a side of deep fried potato.

That's pretty much all there is to eat if you're a vegetarian.
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17th January 2015
Saturday 11:20 pm
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>>11177

I'm a vegetaian and I beat sme crossfit dck at at an armwrestle competition. I raised the challenge to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in under 4 hours as a winner, he sperged about protein and vanished.
>> No. 11183 Anonymous
18th January 2015
Sunday 8:17 am
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>>11178
What's that got to do with eating chips? Oh, and margherita pizza, veggies can have them too.
>> No. 11185 Anonymous
18th January 2015
Sunday 8:57 am
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>>11178

Sounds like you're hallucinating due to lack of protein mate.
>> No. 11187 Anonymous
18th January 2015
Sunday 5:30 pm
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>>11169
Goldenfry's is the only properly good chippy in the centre, Carver's is totally rank and swimming in grease. A word of warning: never go for their spam fritters unless you've got a bib, baby wipes and something for scorching for your poor old chin. Or you might want a trip to a dry cleaner's.
Harper's in Brandes is quite nice, though their patties resemble the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch and lack the requisite sage content.
>> No. 11188 Anonymous
27th January 2015
Tuesday 9:01 pm
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Just saw this on my news feed.

If this is more suited to /101/, I'll move it there but to keep it tangentially on topic, where's the best chippy in Manchester? City centre preferred as that's where I live.
>> No. 11189 Anonymous
27th January 2015
Tuesday 9:09 pm
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>>11188

Bloody hell, what a mad one!
>> No. 11190 Anonymous
27th January 2015
Tuesday 9:18 pm
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>>11188

Oh lord. They crowbarred that "doge" meme in there. That's a double /101/
>> No. 11191 Anonymous
27th January 2015
Tuesday 10:23 pm
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>>11190

I assumed from the Chinese characters that he was just writing as he speaks.

Only joking.
>> No. 11192 Anonymous
27th January 2015
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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>>11191
The Chinese characters are on my end. I rotate my Facebook language every now and again, for no reason other than I can.
>> No. 11193 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 11:51 am
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>>11188
My supervisor rants and raves over how good the Battered Cod in Fallowfield is. However, I grew up in Hull where there's a good chippy on every street corner and I'm fairly certain nobody in Manchester has ever even seen a fish and just batters old boots or strips of cardboard. Don't do it, lad, get a train to the seaside and do fish and chips properly.
>> No. 11194 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 1:48 pm
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>>11193
There are some good chippies around my home area that are as good as I've tasted at the seaside where it's about £2 more expensive.

Also I would never get a train to Hull, because that means I would go to Hull.
>> No. 11195 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 2:03 pm
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>>11194
Until you've been to Hull, hold your tongue on matters concerning fish and chips.
>> No. 11196 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 2:20 pm
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>>11195
Hull isn't even seaside, mind. It's more like, riverside.
I've had some nice FnC in Scarborough but the Magpie in Whitby is incredibly overrated.
>> No. 11197 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 2:20 pm
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>>11195
May as well just go to Grimsby.
>> No. 11198 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 3:08 pm
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>>11197
Said nobody ever.
>> No. 11199 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 3:13 pm
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>>11195
Until you've been out of Hull, hold your tongue on matters concerning civilised folk.
>> No. 11200 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 3:24 pm
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>> No. 11201 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 3:27 pm
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>>11200
Less than two years to actually get some culture, come on lads.
>> No. 11202 Anonymous
28th January 2015
Wednesday 7:21 pm
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>>11200
How long until it's revealed that the decision was about as sound as awarding Qatar the World Cup?
>> No. 11203 Anonymous
29th January 2015
Thursday 12:36 pm
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>>11200
Notably lacking "of" between "city" and "culture", presumably to avoid legal action.
>> No. 11204 Anonymous
29th January 2015
Thursday 12:50 pm
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>>11203
Nah, it really is 2017 UK City of Culture.

Though trying to visit the website in the picture it redirected to hull2017.co.uk. Make up your minds.
>> No. 11205 Anonymous
29th January 2015
Thursday 8:25 pm
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>>11200
Is this a ruse?
>> No. 11228 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 8:04 pm
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>>8712
Nearly another two years to the day since I posted about Nando's policy. Still much the same.

We continue to engage with our suppliers in the search for practical welfare improvements.

Yeah well it's been four years, what 'welfare improvements' have you made exactly?

In addition [to Red Tractor standards] we employ an independent auditing company and our internal technical team also undertake regular visits to all our suppliers. We are confident that these processes ensure that the chicken we serve meets the high standard which our customers demand.

I have a vision of some bloke pulling up in a four-by-four, sticking his head into the barn, making a tick on a clipboard, talking about football with the farmers for ten minutes, and then driving off.

The majority of our chickens are raised in sheds with natural light and with access to welfare enrichment such as perches, hay bales and pecking objects.

So some of them don't even fucking see daylight before they meet the grinder.
>> No. 11229 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 8:11 pm
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>>11228
The fuck does it matter? Is it to keep your conscience clear? Making sure chicken have a better life than prisoners and homeless people, right before they are killed, grilled, and eaten seems very odd to me.
>> No. 11231 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 8:13 pm
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>>11229

I'm assuming you understand the concept of morality and animal welfare even if you don't agree with it, so just stop being billy big bollocks over there by pretending you can't fathom why.

That aside, well-raised chicken is of far higher quality than battery farmed stuff.
>> No. 11234 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 8:45 pm
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>>11228
>I'm assuming you understand the concept of morality and animal welfare
I assume you realise that you're talking about livestock that are getting sent to the chopper for you to enjoy a tasty dinner. I bet you're one of those mouth-breathers who complained about ritual slaughter being inhumane as well.

If you actually care about the animals, stop fucking eating them. I'm about to tuck into some chicken, but I'm under no illusions about how it reached my plate.
>> No. 11235 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 8:50 pm
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>>11200
> City Culture

Can't even get the bloody strapline right.
>> No. 11236 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 8:50 pm
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>>11234
We eat meat, therefore the animals' living conditions are irrelevant?
>> No. 11237 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 8:58 pm
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>>11205

Of course not.
>> No. 11238 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 9:07 pm
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>>11231
>the concept of morality and animal welfare
So basically, you do it to selfishly feel good about yourself. Like you accomplished something. The chicken you ate had seen sunlight; all is right with the world.

Do you eat free-range eggs? It is of higher quality. The freedom and happiness of chicken seeps into the egg.
>> No. 11240 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 9:42 pm
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>Do you eat free-range eggs

Yes. It's quite hard to get 'cruel' eggs in this country.

>It is of higher quality

True. I did say that in my post.

>So basically, you do it to selfishly feel good about yourself

Yes. Isn't that why vegetarians don't eat meat too? You're describing the human condition, this MO is not limited just to chicken freedomists.

All troll-pandering aside, I honestly don't see the dichotomy in caring about the conditions your food is raised in, even from a purely moral standpoint. You might be killing and eating them, but that doesn't mean you have to torture them when they're alive.

Personally I don't give a shit, but wanting free range food doesn't strike me as hypocritical at all. It's the same reason most sane people don't advocate performing medical experiments on death row inmates.
>> No. 11241 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 9:44 pm
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>>11238

>The freedom and happiness of chicken seeps into the egg.

I believe you're trying to be facetious, but you should know this statement is absolutely true. Do you know what a stress hormone is?
>> No. 11242 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 9:53 pm
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>>11240
Vegetarians aren't hypocrites. They might be annoying upper-middle-class, tedious, self-righteous, self-absorbed cunts, but they are still not as annoyingly hypocritical as your cancerous ilk. I hope ISIS behead you... Humanely.
>> No. 11243 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 9:54 pm
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>>11241
I agree. Happy eggs are better than stressful eggs. Think of the eggs.
>> No. 11244 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 10:11 pm
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>>11242

Oh deary me. Where exactly do you think I called veggies hypocrites?
>> No. 11245 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 10:15 pm
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Lads, I think you're repeating a conversation that happened several hundred posts and over three years ago.
>> No. 11246 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 10:18 pm
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>>11245

Welcome to britfa.gs
>> No. 11247 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 10:29 pm
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>>11246

New lads, new opinions. The fact that those opinions just happen to be the same as the previous lads' opinions is purely coincidental.
>> No. 11251 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 11:13 pm
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>>11247

Honestly, I was probably in the first argument too. I might have been on the other side for all I remember.
>> No. 11255 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 11:43 pm
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>>11242
Anything to back up your assertion vegetarianism is the preserve of the upper middle classes?
>> No. 11258 Anonymous
9th February 2015
Monday 11:51 pm
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>>11242

I have never encountered a vegetarian who was any of those things. Usually it's the people with a hard on for moaning about vegetarians that fit that description. The kind of person who recoils in horror if you order an onion baji without a side of bacon and lambs tongues.
>> No. 11262 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 1:41 am
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>>11258
You are probably one. Are you on your gap yah? Did you travel to India to find yourself yet?
>> No. 11263 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 2:22 am
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>>11262

I don't like anything about India and I had bacon, poached egg and toast for dinner. As for a "gap year", a gap from what?

I don't even know why it would matter if I was all that shit, actually.
>> No. 11264 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 11:07 am
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>>11228
>I have a vision of some bloke pulling up in a four-by-four, sticking his head into the barn, making a tick on a clipboard, talking about football with the farmers for ten minutes, and then driving off.

As a worker on a well known duck farm, this is about the level of care that is routinely carried out by the lazy fatties who whinge about the rest of the team not lugging that odd ton of straw about fast enough.

I am under no illusion at all that the most cruel thing about eating meat is that an animal is killed so we can do so: what's more cruel than doing something so ultimate? Of course, welfare standards are there to stop people losing their minds, being abusive and to stop disease in both meat and eggs, salmonella is far more rare than it used to be as a result of proper practices and regulations that are placed on the production of food.

I really don't care how an animal is killed at the end of the day, my only moral quibble is that some people have a bizarre view that the only desirably edible parts of the animal are prime cuts, ignoring completely the lovely things you can cook from cuts like beef shin, the offal that can be stewed a thousand ways. Luckily MRM exists to put all that lovely collagen and hard to remove meat bits back into the food chain. If you kill an animal, you should really be prepared to eat most or all parts of it.
>> No. 11265 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 11:57 am
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>>11264

Intestines do taste fucking foul.
>> No. 11266 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 12:11 pm
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>>11265
The best option for curing sausages is to use the intestines as a casing. I really don't know if Britons have really had a heritage of dry or salt curing sausages to then cook with later like other Eurotypes, so I don't think that really applies. Anyway, my favourite butcher in the area uses intestines for the casing on his sausages - and they taste far better than shitty richmonds.
>> No. 11267 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 12:32 pm
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>>11266
When it's a very thin casing maybe but just try some Sai Pa Lo Tod Grob or Boudin blanc and tell me it doesn't taste like the way someone having digestive problems smells.
>> No. 11268 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 12:54 pm
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>>11265
You're supposed to clean the shit out of them before you cook them.
>> No. 11269 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 1:01 pm
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>>11264
Well put. Waste not, want not.
>> No. 11270 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 8:21 pm
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>If you kill an animal, you should really be prepared to eat most or all parts of it.
Why? It really isn't "waste" if the fucking foxes get to have some disgusting offal that I wouldn't eat.

You lot are cunts, I swear.
>> No. 11272 Anonymous
10th February 2015
Tuesday 11:41 pm
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I've only had Nando's once. I'm very hungry and would kill for one now.
>> No. 11275 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 12:27 am
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>>11264
>Luckily MRM exists to put all that lovely collagen and hard to remove meat bits back into the food chain.

I'm a lifelong vegetarian, but I've always regarded MRM as one of the great wonders of the modern food chain. Guardianistas fawn over indigenous people who eat nose-to-tail, but love to sneer when westerners do the same thing. A chicken nugget or a value range hot dog is a truly remarkable object, consisting of meat that was previously impossible to make good use of.

Research butchery is a remarkable field. You'd think that there are only so many ways to slice up a cow or a chicken, but it turns out that we keep discovering new ways of producing quality cuts from meat that would have become mince. Clever butchery can increase the market value of a beef carcass by 30-40%. There's a guy called Eugene Gagliardi who is something of a genius in the field, and holds dozens of patents on cuts of meat.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/08/31/160391850/episode-399-can-you-patent-a-steak

Also, from the "I for one welcome our new robot overlords" file:

http://www.youtube.com/v/UrjFWrv_IAw
>> No. 11279 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 1:37 am
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>>11270

>disgusting offal

Lad, you eat offal or something made with an offal derived substance at least once a week and smack your lips with glee after you've chomped/slurped down your last mouthful.

So much good, tasty and edible meat goes to waste every year because people like you will only eat prime cuts and fillets and it's worse with fish. It is a fucking crisis, and can't continue or we'll pollute the earth and deplete its resources beyond repair and regeneration.
>> No. 11280 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 1:42 am
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>>11279
I don't eat offal. Go sell that shit to the NoFracking cunts.
>> No. 11281 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 1:43 am
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>>11279
>It is a fucking crisis, and can't continue or we'll pollute the earth and deplete its resources beyond repair and regeneration.
Why do you give a shit about what might happen after you die?
>> No. 11282 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 3:04 am
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>>11270

There are some offaly good things you can make with offal, from pate to faggots.

Ironically this faggot contains no offal as he's a prude
>> No. 11283 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 12:13 pm
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>>11282
>offaly
Back to potatofa.gs with you, lad.
>> No. 11284 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 1:39 pm
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>>11281

I don't plan on dying at any point in the next 30 years, nor do I hope my progeny will, and by then whole swathes of the country will be under water. If we ate more of the animals we breed, we wouldn't need as many and they would produce less methane. Cattle farming is the single largest net contributor to greenhouse gases in the world.

>>11280

>I don't eat offal.

Yes you do. Mince, sausages (especially hot dogs), any kind of meat stock (name a soup that isn't vegetarian, essentially), any reformed meat product, pate, donner kebabs and the list goes on. There are also lots of delicatessen meats that are made with offal, and you probably don't even notice. If you want to split hairs, beef gelatin is in fucking everything so remember that the next time you enjoy a Fruit Pastille.

Stop being a gibbering buffoon.
>> No. 11285 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 1:53 pm
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>>11279

> Lad, you eat offal or something made with an offal derived substance at least once a week

> So much good, tasty and edible meat goes to waste every year because people like you will only eat prime cuts and fillets

Make up your mind frothingathemouthlad.

> we'll pollute the earth and deplete its resources beyond repair and regeneration.

Pretty sure we've already gone over this line, it's all downhill from here lad. Might as well enjoy our lives eating the decent steaks and leave the offal for the awful.

>>11284

> I don't plan on dying at any point in the next 30 years, nor do I hope my progeny will, and by then whole swathes of the country will be under water.

You're one conflicted gibbon if you're bringing "progeny" into a world you believe will be beginning to sink into the sea. Calm down, enjoy your steaks, and stop having fucking kids for a few generations and we might actually work this whole food/air problem out.
>> No. 11286 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 4:01 pm
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>>11284
You just think that your selfishness (having kids) is more righteous than his selfishness (not eating offal).

Fuck off.
>> No. 11287 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 4:40 pm
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>>11286

I don't have any kids, ragelad.
>> No. 11288 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 4:46 pm
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>>11285

Beef and how people eat beef, plus longer life expectancy are the environmental and economic nooses around our neck, not people's kids.

To be a teenager again, hopped up on nihlism and apathy. Those were the days. I even got a shag out of it once, but she told me she loved me and laughed at the notion that chemicals could control someone's mind so she kicked me in the balls.
>> No. 11289 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 6:44 pm
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>>11288
So there is no way anyone can not give a shit about what happens after they die and not be a teenlad? A person can't genuinely, and sincerely be that selfish?
>> No. 11290 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 8:41 pm
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>>11289

Teenlad is a state of mind. Regretably on your part, one most people grow out of. Still, hopefully you didn't take Atlus Shrugged to heart as a teen and so you're not that guy.
>> No. 11291 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 9:22 pm
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>>11290
I don't read. I don't want trees to die for me.
>> No. 11292 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 9:44 pm
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>>11291

Kindle, m8.

Ur welcum.
>> No. 11293 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 10:47 pm
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>>11292
I don't want poor African child labourers to die for me while they mine for precious metals and stones.
>> No. 11294 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 10:49 pm
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>>11293
So what are you doing on the Internet using devices made from conflict minerals and assembled by poor starving Chinese people?
>> No. 11295 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 11:02 pm
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IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE PERFECTLY ETHICAL, THEREFORE ALL ETHICS ARE ABSURD.
>> No. 11296 Anonymous
11th February 2015
Wednesday 11:30 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/v/BOksW_NabEk

>What if you just had one more day?

Be an edgy nihilist on the internet, of course.
>> No. 11297 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 12:30 am
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>>11296
Lad... I'm sorry. I will eat more plants. Don't be mad. I swear I will stop using plastic bags too.
>> No. 11298 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 12:52 am
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>>11297

Fortunately for you, Physics allows for an alternative universe where you are hilarious and all your endeavors succeed. Unfortunately for you, it isn't this one. Don't let that get you down, though. It's out there... somewhere. Take solace in it, no one can take that away from you.

Now, tell me about your relationship with your Father.
>> No. 11299 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 1:29 am
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>>11298
I feel that he must be disappointed in me. Come to think of it, I don't think my mother's proud of me either. It's okay though; prime cut beef heals all.
>> No. 11300 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 1:42 am
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>>11299

Apart from cardiovascular disease.
>> No. 11301 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 12:00 pm
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>>11300

Omega 3:6 ratios in grass fed beef are actually cardio favourable.
>> No. 11302 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 12:02 pm
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>>11298
http://www.youtube.com/v/5WwOZgPQwyU
>> No. 11303 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 12:28 pm
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>>11288

> Beef and how people eat beef, plus longer life expectancy are the environmental and economic nooses around our neck, not people's kids.

For there to be people to eat the beef and to have life expectancy there has to be kids, you utter cretin. Less kids = less people eating less beef = longer happier lives for everyone. Stop reproducing, sheeple!
>> No. 11304 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 12:57 pm
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>>11303

Getting into anti-natalism there.
>> No. 11305 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 2:59 pm
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>> No. 11306 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 7:32 pm
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It was my understanding that beefiness was oft considered a very unhealthy thing indeed.
>> No. 11307 Anonymous
12th February 2015
Thursday 8:03 pm
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>>11306
If it's thick and hot then its loads better.
>> No. 11308 Anonymous
13th February 2015
Friday 12:02 am
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>>11307

That is a rather positive if somewhat loaded statement.
>> No. 11309 Anonymous
13th February 2015
Friday 4:21 am
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>>11308
Smoothly done.
>> No. 11310 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 6:03 pm
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The city of culture.
>> No. 11311 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 6:04 pm
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>>11310
OOOOOOOOOOOH ONE FOUR EIGHT TWOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOH ONE FOUR EIGHT TWOOOOO
OH ONE FOUR EIGHT OH ONE FOUR EIGHT OH ONE FOUR EIGHT TWO
HULL
>> No. 11312 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 6:06 pm
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>>11311
>OH

I think you'll find it's "err", as in "err nerr, snerr".
>> No. 11313 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 6:08 pm
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>>11312
The nearest sound is probably ö, which is the correct way of saying the letter O without rounding it off at the end like a bellend. The rest of you are wrong, we're right, culture.
>> No. 11314 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 6:11 pm
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>>11312

Mirth.
>> No. 11315 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 6:14 pm
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>>11313
Next you'll be saying you work nïne to fïve instead of narn to farv.
>> No. 11316 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 6:17 pm
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>>11315
I am gonna have to treat myself to a narnynarn when the ice cream man comes round next.
>> No. 11317 Anonymous
16th February 2015
Monday 11:18 pm
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>>11316

I'd thoroughly recommend following @BoakingHeads if you're on twitter.

PERLER - The mint with the ERL. Suitable for use after SMERKING to HARD your fagbreath from your MAM

SCARE A GIRL - (v. phr.) How you get a point in a game of football. "It was heading for a draw but Dicko scared a girl in the last minute"

PRINNY AVE - Princes Avenue: Hull’s most upmarket boozing district; Drinking, dancing, fucking & fighting – but in nice slacks from Next.
>> No. 11318 Anonymous
31st March 2015
Tuesday 9:57 pm
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>Chippy dyes its fish BLUE to mark Tour de Yorkshire (but insists it tastes the same)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3019292/Chippy-dyes-fish-BLUE-mark-Tour-Yorkshire.html

Nope.
>> No. 11319 Anonymous
31st March 2015
Tuesday 10:49 pm
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>>11318
It's interesting that people are disgusted by the thought of eating something blue. There was a test on the BBC Science minisite that measured your disgust reaction to certain images, and it was predicted that, because the colour blue rarely occurs in nature and is not associated with disease threats, we will not find it disgusting to touch compared to yellow and red. Maybe the reaction is different somehow because we are considering ingesting it.
>> No. 11320 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 1:16 am
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>>11318
Oh fuck, I forgot that was happening. I hated it when Tour de France was in Yorkshire, all the roads closed for the most boring sport in the world. Hundreds of people stood on the car-less dual carriageway waving flags for the 50 seconds the bikes whizzed by, then marching back in a massive horde like the most middle class apocalypse ever. Fuck the Tour de Yorkshire.
>> No. 11321 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 1:26 am
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>>11319

That fish's colour has a good resemblance to the colour of mould.
>> No. 11322 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 6:53 am
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>>11319
Didn't Heinz do blue and green ketchup but nobody liked it?
>> No. 11323 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 9:34 am
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>>11322

Yes. I also heard there was special green Guinness for St Patrick's day and it was the colour of phlegm.
>> No. 11324 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 10:20 am
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>>11320
I watched it in Elland. It was a decent day out with a good build up to it, however the actual cyclists going past was extremely anti-climactic. I may go again this year if the weather's alright and it's not too far to go.
>> No. 11325 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 10:27 am
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>>11320

I love cycling and the tour, but I really don't understand going to see it in person. I'd enjoy being there for a tough climbing section, maybe, but it's far more fun to watch the whole thing on Eurosport than get 30 seconds of bikes and three minutes of support and TV cars.
>> No. 11326 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 4:01 pm
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>>11325

Following the TdF is in part just an excuse to have a little adventure. The Dutch camp out for days and have a massive piss-up, the French and Belgians convoy up in their campervans and follow the race across the country. Locals set up outside a café and throw a street party. Teenagers hitch-hike from stage to stage, people barbecue and share food and there's a real sense of camaraderie, especially amongst the people who are going all the way to Paris.

When I followed football with my old man, it was always about the away games for us, slogging across the country in his knackered Skoda to Tranmere, spending five hours on the coach to Port Vale. Over the years, every trip is a little bit richer for the accumulation of memories. The places you go take on a special significance, held together by the narrative of sport.

Following cycling is like that on a grander scale. All the experiences feed into each other. Watching an attack on Ventoux on TV is a totally different experience when you've walked that climb, when you know what the dry mountain air tastes like, when you've left a bidon at the Simpson memorial. Making it to the Champs-Élysées after 23 days of travelling brings into sharp focus what an epic thing the Tour de France really is. Perching on a fence with a beer on the Rue de Rivoli, watching the riders go around, thinking about all the times I've been here before, the people I've met, the places I've been, the glorious triumphs and crushing defeats of races past.

When it gets into your blood, it never leaves you. One day I'll be an old codger in a faded CSC cap, droning on about half-forgotten riders, moaning that these new-fangled graphene bikes aren't half as lovely as the old carbon machines we used to ride.
>> No. 11327 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 4:13 pm
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>>11326

>One day I'll be an old codger in a faded CSC cap, droning on

I think you should have a look in the mirror mate.
>> No. 11328 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 5:40 pm
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>>11326
>moaning that these new-fangled graphene bikes aren't half as lovely as the old carbon machines

Graphene is carbon.
>> No. 11329 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 5:44 pm
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>>11328
He means carbon fibre. Sony have recently made something like 10m sheets of monolayer graphene (on a substrate, as it has to be), so I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing things wrapped in bulk graphene and marketed as indestructible. I also wouldn't be surprised if they turned out to be destructible, given that I rip graphene on copper to bits with a tungsten needle for a living.
>> No. 11330 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 6:24 pm
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>>11328
Diamond is also carbon, your point?
>> No. 11331 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 7:45 pm
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>>11329
What do you do? Sounds fun.
>> No. 11332 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 7:52 pm
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>>11329
The more perfect a graphene structure is the harder to break it will be. The hardest diamonds are essentially perfect. You probably know this.
>> No. 11333 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 8:50 pm
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>>11332
Flaws are the bane of all ceramics. On paper things like silicon carbide can be as strong as metals at a fraction of the weight but without ductility cracks of the order of microns can cause the material to fail well before you'd expect it to.

Composites are very much in vogue right now but there's still loads of work going on in metallurgy. Whoever finds the recipe for the successor to current nickel-based superalloys is going to be an incredibly rich person.
>> No. 11334 Anonymous
2nd April 2015
Thursday 5:07 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Efr09wLeY
>> No. 11376 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 10:52 am
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>Americans are getting massively confused by the concept of a 'contumelious Nando's'

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/entertainment/news/a35663/americans-confused-contumelious-nandos/

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Americans-question-contumelious-Nando-s-frustrated-lack/story-26492992-detail/story.html

>It has emerged today that a 19 year-old man from Manchester is taking the piri piri Chicken giant to court, alleging that his dining experience was not as advertised and ‘only about half as contumelious as expected’.

http://news.bfnn.co.uk/lad-sues-nandos-for-meal-not-being-contumelious-enough/
>> No. 11377 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 12:08 pm
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>>11376

>you know when you go down town with the lads and you all realize you’re hank marvin’ so you say “lads let’s go Maccers” but your mate Smithy a.k.a. The Bantersaurus Rex has some mula left on his nandos gift card and he’s like “mate let’s a have a contumelious nandos on me” and you go “Smithy my son you’re an absolute ledge” so you go have an extra contumelious nandos with a side order of Top Quality Banter


Mirth: Audible.
>> No. 11378 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 4:25 pm
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>> No. 11379 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 4:33 pm
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>>11377
I can't understand why. It's been pretty vogue this week with this image being plastered fucking everywhere, but I've always found Tumblrites and pretty much anyone else making fun of lad culture to be flat-out cringeworthy.
>> No. 11380 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 4:37 pm
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>>11379
It's so fucking stupid it's pretty funny to be honest. Because you can easily picture the type of person saying this.
>> No. 11381 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 4:43 pm
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>>11380
The type of person saying it legitimately or the type of Tumblr saddo that would say it in jest?
>> No. 11382 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 5:07 pm
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http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/tomslater/2015/05/anti-lad-crusaders-have-begun-a-cultural-cleansing-of-british-universities/
>> No. 11383 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 5:33 pm
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>>11382
Anyone else notice the notable omission on the list of clubs that have been signed off as "good lads"?
>> No. 11384 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 5:54 pm
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>>11383
Why's it notable?
>> No. 11385 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 6:40 pm
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>>11384
It's probably the most famous of the university's sports clubs, and one of the first things most people think of when you mention Oxbridge.
>> No. 11386 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 6:48 pm
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>>11385
Oh, I misread your post. I see what you mean now.
>> No. 11387 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 7:39 pm
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>>11382
Aren't they missing the point completely when 90% of the laddish behaviour in Oxbridge comes from drinking societies (for those not in the know, think Pitt/Bullingdon Club on a tigher-but-still-extravagant budget)? Good luck getting the Vikings or Caesarians to sit down and talk about their feelings with some circle-jerk counselor.

Speaking of which, fuck off girls who apply to all female colleges because they "don't want to be exposed to lad culture", then join their college drinking society and go on swaps with the self-selected 'top lads' of the university to constantly reinforce their negative view of men. It sounds crazy but I actually know more than one person like this...
>> No. 11388 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 10:27 pm
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A contumelious Nandos and a contumelious Dominos in one contumelious Hoagie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZEHuOKFra8

What has science done?
>> No. 11389 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 10:31 pm
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>>11388
I don't like to mix chicken and cooked tomato.
>> No. 11391 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 10:53 pm
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>>11389

Not even in a contumelious parmigiana ?
>> No. 11392 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 11:04 pm
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>>11391
CHEAKY CHEAKY
>> No. 11393 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 11:17 pm
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>>11391
I've not tried one.
>> No. 11394 Anonymous
14th May 2015
Thursday 11:20 pm
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>>11389
Dear god, your taste sucks. Absolutely abysmal.
>> No. 11395 Anonymous
15th May 2015
Friday 12:08 am
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>>11392

Fuck you.
>> No. 11396 Anonymous
15th May 2015
Friday 11:44 am
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