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by cdd
Thu 29 Oct, 2020 13.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39300

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think this situation has become divisive to the extent that we are no longer in a position of arguing two sides of the same coin. I think you've hit the nail on the head here. It keeps being portrayed as two sides of the same coin - namely yet another divide between the far-left and the far-right...
by cdd
Tue 27 Oct, 2020 10.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39300

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

The more folk get antsy about restrictions, the longer this goes on. The impatient are only hurting themselves. Except there's a bit of dishonesty about how long these restrictions are going to be around for. We've put everything on hold for a vaccine, without any guarantee as to when that will be ...
by cdd
Sun 18 Oct, 2020 22.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39300

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Maybe it’s to do with the upcoming seasonal move-everything-around-a-thon. There’s usually a burst in confusion (if not demand) with that. I don't know about others, but I have mostly stopped following the news about Covid. I'm just sick of it. It's always the same stuff on a loop, I'm honestly not ...
by cdd
Thu 01 Oct, 2020 12.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New old games
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: New old games

The underrated Mario 35 release is Super Mario All Stars (1993) on Switch-SNES. I’ve spent so long playing the originals that I’d forgotten how much better that remake was.
by cdd
Tue 29 Sep, 2020 23.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1248
Views: 287824

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

It’s basically the opposite of a mock, in that it looks shite but little glimmers of high production standards accidentally slip through.
by cdd
Sun 27 Sep, 2020 13.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39300

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

My suspicion is that we will see rapidly changing attitudes to locking down society now there isn't a furlough scheme to keep things ticking over. In some ways, this is a good thing. The economy has always needed to be balanced against the health benefits of locking down, and too many people seem di...
by cdd
Sun 20 Sep, 2020 23.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 645
Views: 176840

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

M&S rail station stores have been closed until a couple of weeks ago. I’m guessing on the same basis, but I’d have thought in the last couple of months there’d be enough traffic to survive...
by cdd
Wed 29 Jul, 2020 20.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2259
Views: 644491

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I've never really got how Premier Inn has ended up commanding such a premium price over Travelodge. Travelodge spent years pushing the idea of a no-frills experience, to the extent of advertising explaining that other hotel chains fold your toilet paper into a triangle and charge you for it. That h...
by cdd
Mon 20 Jul, 2020 18.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39300

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

My observation is that many of the places that were busy before the pandemic are now pretty busy again, and many of the places that were pretty empty are, again, pretty empty. I don't doubt there's been a demand hit, but I suspect a lot of the complaints will come from businesses that were in the la...
by cdd
Mon 06 Jul, 2020 00.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39300

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

The general consensus among my friends/family is to “wait a couple of weeks” before returning so I expect we’ll see a ramping up. With the friends I went with I was amazed how little the places I visited had changed. Haven't seen QR code menus yet, they were everywhere in Amsterdam. For many places ...
by cdd
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 22.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Intu takeover called off
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Intu takeover called off

So now there’s not enough operating capital to keep the centres open. Fail and having the land bought up cheaply would seem tempting. The outlook for retail may be appalling but it’s not clear what better use there is for the out-of-town sites. Lakeside has a great rail link. I think we’ll see more ...