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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Will 'he' get told off? Reply with quote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1326781/Chris-Evans-broken-society-blog-rant-getting-stuck-traffic.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, he is right, but as pointed out by one of the comments, this is coming from one who supported the the last government for 13 years.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"As the undisputed king of breakfast radio".. Shocked

"he is adored by listeners for his chirpy persona"... Shocked Shocked


"But Chris Evans’s laid-back style"... Shocked Shocked Shocked




and that's just the first three lines! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
"As the undisputed king of breakfast radio".. Shocked

"he is adored by listeners for his chirpy persona"... Shocked Shocked


"But Chris Evans’s laid-back style"... Shocked Shocked Shocked




and that's just the first three lines! Evil or Very Mad



Had to laugh at that...... Laughing Laughing Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. He's just come to the same conclusion everyone else living within ten miles of a big city reached 25 years ago

Rolling Eyes Can the Daily Mail really find nothing better to fill its pages with?
(that's a rhetorical question, by the way)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, he’s right, most places are about three or four days away from total anarchy and civil war. If the Russians turned off our gas, less than a week later we’d have virtually no electricity- no petrol, no food in the shops , no money. Nothing would work. We’d be killing each other for an old pork-pie. Cities would be worst hit because everything works on a “just in time delivery” system but nothing would be delivered. We’d all be hungry, cold and desperate within days. Modern life hangs by that single thread. That’s why we need nuclear power stations- wind farms, solar power- coal- we should start digging that up again, big style. Green power has nothing to do with saving the planet- it’s all about saving ourselves.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That’s why we need nuclear power stations- wind farms, solar power- coal- we should start digging that up again, big style. Green power has nothing to do with saving the planet- it’s all about saving ourselves.


UK coal is too sulphurous for our power stations.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rachel wrote:
That’s why we need nuclear power stations- wind farms, solar power- coal- we should start digging that up again, big style. Green power has nothing to do with saving the planet- it’s all about saving ourselves.


UK coal is too sulphurous for our power stations.


Build new ones or freeze to death.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That’s why we need nuclear power stations- wind farms, solar power- coal- we should start digging that up again, big style. Green power has nothing to do with saving the planet- it’s all about saving ourselves.


Sort of agree, but wind farms are a complete waste of time and money, inefficient, ugly, unreliable, and unnecessary, and we're not quite sure what other effects they're having on nature.

I'm afraid nuclear is the only way, if only the politicians could be brave.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Rolling Eyes Can the Daily Mail really find nothing better to fill its pages with?
(that's a rhetorical question, by the way)


Just deflecting the news away from the BBC strike today, or Labour being top on the polls or Ed kicking Scameron's derier at PMQ's this week or him saying that there will be no increase in EU budget but coming away with 3% rise. not a good week on the right side this week
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason why the Mail has run this piece is that Evans is effectively criticising the party who ruled from 1997-2010, which they obviously find amusing given Evans' support for Labour in the past.

Personally, I think Evans is a prat and the Mail is a rag. I think I've mentioned both before.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The arrogance of the man is outstanding!
Does he not realise that he is contributing to (and suffering from) the excessive traffic in London and elsewhere just as much as the rest of us mere mortals. Welcome to the real world.
Anyway I've found the perfect solution: reopen the recently closed M4 bus lane west of London so His Lordship can travel in splendid isolation.

(and why is he blaming the government for the volcanic ash and the snow?).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or he could stay at home!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CE's 'pronouncements' are coming a little thicker and faster these days. We had his 'edict' on Daybreak, followed by his 'advice' on Moylsey, and now his 'prophecies' about the future of the world as we know it.

I wonder if he knows there might shortly be a job going in the White House?
Or maybe it's just good old book promotion......
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Wow. He's just come to the same conclusion everyone else living within ten miles of a big city reached 25 years ago

Rolling Eyes Can the Daily Mail really find nothing better to fill its pages with?
(that's a rhetorical question, by the way)


Had enough of London 5 years ago and totally agree re the daily mail
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Well, he’s right, most places are about three or four days away from total anarchy and civil war. If the Russians turned off our gas, less than a week later we’d have virtually no electricity- no petrol, no food in the shops , no money. Nothing would work. We’d be killing each other for an old pork-pie. Cities would be worst hit because everything works on a “just in time delivery” system but nothing would be delivered. We’d all be hungry, cold and desperate within days. Modern life hangs by that single thread. That’s why we need nuclear power stations- wind farms, solar power- coal- we should start digging that up again, big style. Green power has nothing to do with saving the planet- it’s all about saving ourselves.
After forming an orderly queue... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
"As the undisputed king of breakfast radio".. Shocked

"he is adored by listeners for his chirpy persona"... Shocked Shocked


"But Chris Evans’s laid-back style"... Shocked Shocked Shocked

Must be a trades description act case, especially the bottom one!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
CE's 'pronouncements' are coming a little thicker and faster these days. We had his 'edict' on Daybreak, followed by his 'advice' on Moylsey, and now his 'prophecies' about the future of the world as we know it.

I wonder if he knows there might shortly be a job going in the White House?
Or maybe it's just good old book promotion......


I'm happy to have a radio presenter with more things to say than simply "here's the new one from Simply Red" or "send us your texts"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:

I'm happy to have a radio presenter with more things to say than simply "here's the new one from Simply Red" or "send us your texts"


Like CE's quote this morning of 'I don't much about music' Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
I'm happy to have a radio presenter with more things to say than simply "here's the new one from Simply Red" or "send us your texts"


I'd be happy to have a radio presenter who knew something about music, and was prepared, when interviewing, to allow those who do, to speak.

Picky, I know. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Evans, who recently rebuked BBC One breakfast host Chris Moyles over an on-air outburst, wrote on his website: ‘It seems we live on the brink of everything all the time, merely hoping that no breath of wind will come along to bring our flimsy house of cards crashing to the floor.


People in glass houses!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:

I'm happy to have a radio presenter with more things to say than simply "here's the new one from Simply Red" or "send us your texts"


Like CE's quote this morning of 'I don't much about music' Rolling Eyes



But does he KNOW anything about music? Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Will 'he' get told off? Reply with quote

Will he be asking his audience to stick their heads out of the window and say 'I'm as mad as hell and I ain't gonna take this any more' next?

It's getting like Peter Finch's rant in Network!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He will either get an OBE or knighted for this. Chris did say last week he didn't know anything about music .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well what is he doing presenting a music show then. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
He will either get an OBE or knighted for this. Chris did say last week he didn't know anything about music .


That says a lot for the Honours System when you're lined up for a gong on the basis that you know naff-all about music despite being a presenter of music-based programming on network radio. Then again, it wouldn't surprise me at all.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what award I would like to give him, but I'm too polite to say!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know what award I would like to give him, but I'm too polite to say!


Any suggestions as to where he should put the award? On the mantelpiece?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Chris Evans sounds good.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sack Chris Evans sounds better...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Sir Chris Evans sounds good.


I'd really like to see such honours bestowed on people who are deserving of them. Evans isn't - not by a long measure.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll probably get recommended for an honour by his new Labour cronies and the PM has to accept a certain percentage of opposition nominations for the sake of balance
Lets just hope Mr Cameron hates him as much as most of the rest of us
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Lets just hope Mr Cameron hates him as much as most of the rest of us

I doubt it. Evans is a millionaire isn't he? It's ordinary folk who have to earn their living (while they can) that Shameron & his Eton mafia cronies hate.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
He'll probably get recommended for an honour by his new Labour cronies and the PM has to accept a certain percentage of opposition nominations for the sake of balance
Lets just hope Mr Cameron hates him as much as most of the rest of us


I guess it's Radio 3 or 4, not 2 in the mornings.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't remember part from Terry Wogan and Sarah Kennedy who have been honoured. Is there anyone else at the station who's had a gong?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knighthoods and other honours bestowed upon rock stars, celebs, sports stars and luvvies are (apart from vote gathering) a useful smokescreen to hide honours given to the more controversial recipients.

A few years ago Mick Jagger was knighted. This meant less publicity for various arms dealers who got knighted the same time.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I can't remember part from Terry Wogan and Sarah Kennedy who have been honoured. Is there anyone else at the station who's had a gong?

Johnnie Walker got an MBE.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Sir Chris Evans sounds good.


Oh no that doesn't work at all, Mark.. it would have to be Sir Christopher Evans- there that's much better, it'll be a while yet though- if ever. It is odd though , Mark, for someone who advocates getting rid of the Monarchy, to suggest dishing out Knighthoods.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I can't remember part from Terry Wogan and Sarah Kennedy who have been honoured. Is there anyone else at the station who's had a gong?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing at Toggy!

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