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I suggest you watch the 1959 film I'm All Right Jack with Peter Sellers.

Its supposed to be a comedy but its really more of a documentary on how to ruin a company.
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I turn 30 next month...
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I turn 30 next month...
Look on the bright side, some of us turned 30 before you were born.
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I turn 30 next month...

Honestly, you youngsters
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Look on the bright side, some of us turned 30 before you were born.
I must admit, to a certain extent, I do wish I was 20 years older, as does my mate: we would've been born into a better world.
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I must admit, to a certain extent, I do wish I was 20 years older, as does my mate: we would've been born into a better world.
the worl will be what you make it be, use your vote wisley
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the worl will be what you make it be, use your vote wisley
You know you get arsey whenever people suggest that you turn everything political? Well, you've done just that, lol!!
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More water ingress into the rear of the Barchetta.

This will be a summer strip out/down and no doubt a lot of work. I already have some water defences/guidance in place but now it is time for radical action.

I just wish Fiat had actually combined the sleek, smart, hidden hood cover/well etc. with an additional attention to how water, wind and slopes can completely stuff an otherwise pretty perfect cosmetic and styling design.

But as they say convertibles are for warm and dry countries and anywhere else is a lottery.
Well I've just completed the strip out/down and had good and bad news.

The passenger O/S side was dry underneath the integral moulded floor mat.

The driver's N/S side was totally wet at both front and back of car. The sponge backing to the integral moulded floor mat was laden with water and despite 12 hours in direct sunlight, good temperature and air flow, plus squeegeeing they were still damp.

I'll be posting the Barchetta forum soon but I'm hoping after this work and investigations there is a possible light at the end of the tunnel.
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I have no say in US.. (or German) politics
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You know you get arsey whenever people suggest that you turn everything political? Well, you've done just that, lol!!
no you did because the better world i was born into was created by Harold Wilson and destroyed by Margret thatcher for you.
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I have to say I didnt realise the
'Wallace and Boris's 'Grand day Out'
Had finished..

Followed convoys of motorhomes along the English M4 .. perhaps that is their HOME.. so they will definitely be back in it by midnight

They wouldve been stopped in the Welsh section of M4 ( still recommended to travel no further than 5 miles)
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They're just checking their eyesight.
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no you did because the better world i was born into was created by Harold Wilson and destroyed by Margret thatcher for you.
Nope, you've very much turned things political, lol!

Allow me to explain why me and my mate feel we would have been born into a better world if we were 20 years older:

1. We would've grown up without the internet. Don't get me wrong, it is incredibly useful at times, but I do feel it has rather taken over life tbh. The web, combined with greedy landlords, has somewhat damaged high streets, with this problem only set to get worse.

2. We would've grown up before the takeover of reality TV and (lack of) talent shows. I don't have a problem with being celebrities, but only if they actually have talent. TV shows like TOWIE, X-factor, BGT etc have all given stardom to people who would've been of far more use to the world doing a real job, like helping at supermarkets, or cleaning.

3. We would've grown up without social media. Once again, I do use FB myself, but only to keep in touch with friends, and to share memes or jokes that amuse me with aforementioned friends. These days, a lot of young people's lives are ruled by guff like Instagram and Twitter, with talentless individuals seemingly making careers out of being "influencers." Don't get me wrong, I love YouTube, and people make careers out of that, but not because they're deliberately "on point" or trying to stay ahead of fashion. (Perfect example: Ian Seabrook, aka HubNut, who actually has a personality, and has accidentally ended up making a living out of what started off as a hobby, and I wish him all the best of success, as he's merely being himself, rather than trying to pretend to be something special.)

4. We would've grown up when music was exactly that. Me and my mate would've loved to have seen deceased talent like Michael Jackson and Talk Talk performing live, plus we would've been able to see bands like Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, and New Order whilst they were still in their prime, instead of when they're starting to struggle due to their sheer age. Also, we would've been able to enjoy an extra 20 years of life before the disease that is grime was invented, and the truly appalling "artists" that young people listen to these days.

5. We would've grown up when cars were still interesting. We would've been able to enjoy more years of driving proper cars, before nissan created the automotive disease known as "the crossover" which has now destroyed cars for those of us whom actually like cars, along with a sudden demand for cars to become ipads on wheels, which along with the crossover curse, has utterly ruined the future of motoring.
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Wholeheartedly agree..

I seem to recall you bought your own property ( not always an option for many)

Mortgage interest rates ranging from 7% to 17%.. 'those were the days'...
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Allow me to explain why me and my mate feel we would have been born into a better world if we were 20 years older:

1. We would've grown up without the internet. Don't get me wrong, it is incredibly useful at times, but I do feel it has rather taken over life tbh. The web, combined with greedy landlords, has somewhat damaged high streets, with this problem only set to get worse.
I’m not 20 years older than you, not even half that but grew up without the internet. I’m not a commercial property manager but I suspect “greedy landlord” do have overheads of their own to cover. And all the empty shops are making nothing for these landlords,I’m sure in many cases they would charge a little less for a unit with a business in it than an empty unit.

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2. We would've grown up before the takeover of reality TV and (lack of) talent shows. I don't have a problem with being celebrities, but only if they actually have talent. TV shows like TOWIE, X-factor, BGT etc have all given stardom to people who would've been of far more use to the world doing a real job, like helping at supermarkets, or cleaning.
Reality tv has been around for many years Long before as were talent shows, I’m sure your parents remember talent shows

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3. We would've grown up without social media. Once again, I do use FB myself, but only to keep in touch with friends, and to share memes or jokes that amuse me with aforementioned friends. These days, a lot of young people's lives are ruled by guff like Instagram and Twitter, with talentless individuals seemingly making careers out of being "influencers." Don't get me wrong, I love YouTube, and people make careers out of that, but not because they're deliberately "on point" or trying to stay ahead of fashion. (Perfect example: Ian Seabrook, aka HubNut, who actually has a personality, and has accidentally ended up making a living out of what started off as a hobby, and I wish him all the best of success, as he's merely being himself, rather than trying to pretend to be something special.)
I was about old enough to ride the wave of social media as it appeared. Non it is good, but in my opinion what makes it bad is sharing memes and keeping in touch with friends you never see. Have people on Facebook I would never have kept in touch with before Facebook and that’s just fine.

Influencers are no different to “super models” from my youth and page 3 models where the talentless celebrities of the pre internet era or manufactured pop acts.



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4. We would've grown up when music was exactly that. Me and my mate would've loved to have seen deceased talent like Michael Jackson and Talk Talk performing live, plus we would've been able to see bands like Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, and New Order whilst they were still in their prime, instead of when they're starting to struggle due to their sheer age. Also, we would've been able to enjoy an extra 20 years of life before the disease that is grime was invented, and the truly appalling "artists" that young people listen to these days.
Jackson was a child sex offender “allegedly” as it seems were many tv and music acts of the 70s and 80s not really something to look up to.

Almost every generation seems to think music was better in the past. This is because Everyone remembers Iconic songs from the past but I bet you walk past the bargain bin cds labelled “best of the 70s that cost a £1 and you don’t recognise a single group or act on the track list.

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5. We would've grown up when cars were still interesting. We would've been able to enjoy more years of driving proper cars, before nissan created the automotive disease known as "the crossover" which has now destroyed cars for those of us whom actually like cars, along with a sudden demand for cars to become ipads on wheels, which along with the crossover curse, has utterly ruined the future of motoring.
If you like cars there are still amazing cars being built now. When I was a kid in the 80s and early 90s I still remember the morning walk to school in a smog of 4 star fumes. Every car on the road was a ford or Vauxhall’s with a 8v 4 pot with a 1.3, 1.6 or 2.0 litre engine. My dad had a 2.3 Granada, which I thought was the greatest but realistically it was a terrible car. Your average budget car these days is better built, better equipped than even the most luxurious car of the past. If you want a cool modern car look no further than the Abarth brand. 300hp hot hatches that are more powerful that 1990s super cars, and the incredible work that goes into something like a Bugatti or a rolls Royce, they never built cars in the past like they build them now.

Not everything is a cross over. When I was about 15 it was the rise of the people carriers. Everyone had a bloody people carrier, then it was 4x4s, jeeps Cherokee’s and discoveries everywhere, now it’s cross overs, in another 10 years it will be something else. The reason cross overs make sense to many people is children as they are easier to get kids in child seats, carry push chairs and all the other crap you need with kids. When I was young you didn’t even buckle kids into the backs of cars there where no seat belts in the back and as a result kids died,I know people I went to school with who died in car accidents as children. One of my best friends I still know now shattered his leg when his dad crashed a Citroen Bx, in an accident that these days you’d not have a scratch.


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