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Movies, Shows & Books / How to Be
« on: August 28, 2010, 10:47:08 pm »
Watched this tonight. It's got Robert Pattinson in, before he became a sparkly vampire. I tell you what, he's pretty decent in it too!
It's basically about a guy who's having a bit of a crisis, he pays money to a self-help coach from Canada to come over and make him "normal".

Serious Discussion Forum / Jon Venables - Do we need to know?
« on: March 05, 2010, 12:20:18 pm »
What do you reckon? Does the public need to know why he's back behind bars?

General / Tumblr.
« on: February 05, 2010, 07:12:23 pm »
Anyone else got one?

Serious Discussion Forum / Plane Stupid's New Advert, effective?
« on: December 01, 2009, 10:03:16 pm »

So, what do you think? Would this stop you from flying? What do they really hope to achieve from this advert?

They hope that it'll either stop people from flying. Or that it'll encourage them to donate to them, even though they don't actually say on their website. They describe it as "An action".

Now, surely they're not stupid enough to think that tour operators AREN'T doing something about this already. I can only really speak for our company, as I'm not too aware what others are doing, but we've got the dreamliner planned for 2012, which is 20% more carbon efficient. We've taken some of our older (less efficient) planes out of service. We ask customers to donate 1 per person, which we match, when booking our holidays... which is donated to a charity to help with sustainable tourism. Our company have tried to convince the government to put taxi money towards developing a second-generation of bio-fuels. We've taught our pilots to fly in a much more efficient way... such as taxiing with one engine, or taking direct routes slightly slower. Not to mention a whole load of other things we do for sustainable tourism including auditing hotels, with a view to not even selling any hotels which do not co-operate.

Passengers are also charged a government APD tax, which has increased over the past year, and is set to increase AGAIN, and personally, I'm not sure where this money seems to go?

This is what the Travel Trade Gazette thought about the advert.

What do you think? Would you do something differently?

Movies, Shows & Books / Harry Brown
« on: November 30, 2009, 10:39:44 pm »
Went to see it tonight. Totally grim - in a good way. The scary thing is that shit like this actually goes on.
It's basically Michael Caine - who plays an ex-marine living in a really grimey London estate. His friend gets killed by some youths and he goes on a mission to balance the scales of justice.

One of the only films I've recently seen where I was literally sat on the edge of my seat, because I was so interested in what was happening. Ben Drew (Plan B) is excellent in it also, considering the only acting experience he's had was in Adulthood. Some of the other characters were also very good at playing really scary people.


Definitely go see it!

Ask/Tell Haxed / Fancy Dress Ideas
« on: October 08, 2009, 11:51:19 am »
For our managers conference in Costa Del Sol this year the theme is fairytales and fables, and one of the nights we have to get dressed up. There's about 30 of us, so we like to have a running theme so we all look the same or similar, whether it's different characters or whatever.

We were going to do Alice in Wonderland but another region is doing it. They've also taken Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, and some others.

Any ideas of something a little different?

Ask/Tell Haxed / Fundraising ideas?
« on: October 02, 2009, 05:52:29 pm »
My company sponsor The Family Holiday Association http://www.fhaonline.org.uk/ helping disadvantaged families have a break away from home. The company own caravans in a lot of seaside holiday parks, and families can be nominated by their social workers/doctors/teachers to go on holiday there. They go to families where maybe a parent has died, and they can't afford a break away together to spend quality time together.

Each shop's been told we have to raise 1000 towards the charity, only I'd like to do something a little bit different. I'm not sure what though. One shop are doing a sponsored sky dive, another are having a fundraising night.

Any suggestions?

Movies, Shows & Books / (500) days of summer
« on: September 13, 2009, 01:11:45 pm »
Went to see this last night, and oh god it's fantastic! The soundtrack is absolutely amazing too. It's not a typical love story, it's funny and really likeable. If you get the chance seriously go to see it, even if you normally hate romcoms, etc, it's still fab!

Good Eats / Wheres good to eat, Guisborough area?
« on: August 21, 2009, 04:45:43 pm »
I'm going for tea with the rents tonight, and just wondered whereabouts is half decent to go to, around Guisborough sort of area?

Games, Computers and Tech Issues / TV HELP!
« on: August 07, 2009, 12:54:10 pm »
Ok. So I've got this new Samsung tv. I'm trying to programme the channels and it's being gay as and won't do anything (or I just don't know how to). At one point I managed to get all the terrestrial channels, but they've disappeared again. Someone help me?!

Ask/Tell Haxed / Moving out costs...
« on: July 16, 2009, 09:26:23 pm »
Okay, so I've done it before, but someone else has always just told me how much I need to pay, etc.
I'm thinking of moving out by myself, so I need to sort of plan how much I need to budget. The places that I've been looking at are in guisborough, and the rent's between about 450 to 500 a month.

How much else will I need to budget for bills, council tax, etc? and how much deposit, etc should I need to pay?

Ask/Tell Haxed / Ow. Back pain. Ow.
« on: April 19, 2009, 11:50:21 am »
I think I slept funny last night. I woke up this morning and my back was all stiff, but at the top kinda inbetween my shoulder blades is killing me. I can barely move my head. I've got one of them things you put in the microwave on it, but other than smelling like ready brek it's doing fuck all. I feel like I need to have a massive stretch and for it all to click, but it's not happening! Any suggestions?

Games, Computers and Tech Issues / Best ISP?
« on: April 16, 2009, 04:30:57 pm »
After more problems with talktalk than I care to mention, I need a new ISP. Any suggestions?

General / Bring Back Larry David.
« on: April 16, 2009, 02:36:04 pm »
I'm thinking of starting a facebook group. Oh c'mon, you know Haxed will be that little more boring without him.

In memory of Larry David, and all those who sailed in him.

Good Eats / Nice parmo near New Marske/Redcar
« on: April 11, 2009, 02:11:15 pm »
We can't seem to find a decent parmo anywhere near here! All the chicken is dead processed and minging. We used to get it from somewhere that was nice, but they've gone horrible lately. Any suggestions?

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