Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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doctle wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 22:46
van ordinaire wrote:
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One has to ask "Why?" much as I do about television - & haircuts! Now let's see, at £7 a throw, how much have I saved by not having a haircut since 1998 (I think)?
How much was a haircut in 1998?
Don't know, but I just remembered a mutual joke from the 80s

Someone at work asked if I'd got my new haircut on the NHS, and I replied that by coincidence it was the same price as a prescription charge.

I've cut my own hair since 1989. Away from home in Austria, one evening I looked in the mirror, thought how difficult can it be, and got going ...

Next breakfast and the next couple of days 5 people asked me whereabouts on site the hairdresser was, so it couldn't have been that bad.

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A UK prescription was £5.80 in 1999. A haircut in Ireland currently costs about €15 or around £12, a Turkish barber could be double that depending on where you are. I go to a hairdresser, €10 for a crew cut on my remaining hair takes all of 3 minutes.

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/c ... /815-i.pdf page 13

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andy5 wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 14:02
doctle wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 22:46
van ordinaire wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 22:36
One has to ask "Why?" much as I do about television - & haircuts! Now let's see, at £7 a throw, how much have I saved by not having a haircut since 1998 (I think)?
How much was a haircut in 1998?
Don't know, but I just remembered a mutual joke from the 80s

Someone at work asked if I'd got my new haircut on the NHS, and I replied that by coincidence it was the same price as a prescription charge.

I've cut my own hair since 1989. Away from home in Austria, one evening I looked in the mirror, thought how difficult can it be, and got going ...

Next breakfast and the next couple of days 5 people asked me whereabouts on site the hairdresser was, so it couldn't have been that bad.

They wanted to know who to avoid. :-D

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Maybe, but two of the first three were definitely considering a haircut.

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I used to work with someone who had a crew cut every Spring - so over the years he might well have saved even more than I have.

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The french have a phrase for the crew cut according to wiki

Here is a very famous Frenchman sporting a "coupe a la brosse" as photographed in roundabout 1899.

Who is it? Have a think....
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Looks a bit like Rodin to me, but that is based on a search of French 19th century artists? :)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 20:55
Looks a bit like Rodin to me, but that is based on a search of French 19th century artists? :)
It is Rodin, Mick the subltle clue was in the question "have a think!"

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The Thinker, Rodin
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Aahh!! Too subtle for me yesterday, I was still suffering from pack lag!! :-D

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..and todays mystery object, and a former feature in many parks across the country, is....
The "Hygenic Spa Drinking Fountain"
The "Hygenic Spa Drinking Fountain"
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Bidet publique? (This is a French forum, after all...)

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Certainly looks like one.

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......A Kestrel for a Knave

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...better known of course for the film "Kes" a wonderful film from the early 70's.

Well Greg Davies has done a documentary called "Greg Davies: Looking for Kes" its on BBC Four Iplayer just now.

Worth a watch if like me you have an affection for that film.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... ng-for-kes

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I remember 'Kes' well, well for me anyway.

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Barry Hines also wrote the famous/infamous 1980s screenplay Threads, which featured a UK in crisis including panic buying, shortage of food in supermarkets, nationwide school closures and a rising sense of fear. It was a Cold War scenario - luckily that sort of scenario is in the past....... 8-[