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    • Beef Recipes / Recipe / 25 Readings / 21 Ratings
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      11.08.2007 21:51
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      home made burgers

      Now that foot and mouth is under control it is time to enjoy beef again. I am writing this review to show how to make beef burgers.



      Ingredients

      400g Lean minced beef
      2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
      1 Onion, finely chopped
      4 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
      Freshly ground black pepper
      1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

      Method

      Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well.

      Divide the mixture into 4 for big burgers or 8 if for small burgers and form these into a ball.

      Squash the ball to form a round patty.

      Place the patties under the grill or on to a barbeque and cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side.

      The cooking time will actually depend on the size and thickness of the.

      Once cooked prepare burgers in rolls or just eat the meat.

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      • Shaun Of The Dead (DVD) / DVD / 24 Readings / 19 Ratings
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        30.07.2007 01:59
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        One of the best films to come out of these shores in the last decade.

        Shaun is appliance sales man having mid life crises, his life is basically going nowhere. Girlfriend problem, doesn't like work. When Shaun forgets to do something his girlfriend dumps him, Shaun goes to his local pub to drown his sorrows.

        Shaun decides to sort out the problems, on the day he chooses to do this is when London (where the film is based) is over run by zombies. Shaun learns of this and decides to save his loved ones from the Zombies in a very British way, cricket bat is one weapon he uses.

        I really enjoyed this film, the script is quite funny and relatively fresh, Zombie story thrown in with eccentric couple of characters livens up the lives of the dead and the ones who are living.

        You will find references to other zombie films and TV shows like Spaced in which the writer and lead actor were the main characters.

        The film was entirely shot in London.

        It is a London film and it is very funny and unlike any film before it. This is crucial to the success of the film which it has achieved since its release.

        Directed by Edgar Wright
        Produced by Nira Park
        Written by Simon Pegg
        Edgar Wright
        Starring Simon Pegg
        Kate Ashfield
        Nick Frost
        Lucy Davis
        Dylan Moran
        Distributed by Flag of Earth United International Pictures
        Flag of United States Rogue Pictures
        Release date(s) Flag of United Kingdom April 9, 2004
        Flag of United States September 24, 2004
        Running time 95 min.
        Country Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
        Language English

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          14.07.2007 20:11
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          ten sites

          Amazon.co.uk: number one consumer site on the net. Brilliant service and cheap goods. For things like books it can't be beaten on price.

          Play.com: sometime has better deals than Amazon. Buy dvd's from this site. Free delivery like Amazon

          Ebuyer.com: good for computer parts, cds, dvds etc. Delivery not free and also customer service is not the best.

          Dabs.com: BT owned company. Sells a wide range of products recommended for service and range of options for customers.

          Wikipedia.com Free to use, find information about almost anything. Very bad search engine. Tip for users of this site. Enter name of search and type Wikipedia next to it and do the search on google.

          Yahoo.co.uk: Free webmail, range of services from Yahoo is extensive. Search engine, news, sports, dating etc. One of the most used sites on the net.

          Google.co.uk: better search engine than Yahoo but prefer Yahoo offers more of what I like, Google is good as well. Search engine, image searches, maps etc.

          bbc.co.uk: free information service from BBC. Almost everyone uses it on daily basis. Updated regularly and accurate information.

          Dooyoo.co.uk: Sorry it is so low in the list. But please understand there are millions of sites and Dooyoo is at number 9.


          Softpedia.com: I use this site to download software for my computer.

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          • General / Discussion / 20 Readings / 18 Ratings
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            08.07.2007 20:30
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            ***1. How long, on average, does it take you to get rid of someone trying to sell you something over the phone?******


            I avoid this by not having a land line





            ******2. What is the most expensive object you have ever broken on purpose? ('when angry' counts as 'on purpose' even if you regretted it soon afterwards)*****



            I broke a PC monitor three years ago. It was funny as well, cup of hot tea went inside the switched on monitor. It never worked again.



            ******3. If you buy something for 99p with a £1 coin, do you really want the 1p back? ******



            I take the change but it is all used up again



            ******4. What was the last thing you shouted while alone in a car? ******



            Noisy car so have to shout when talking to someone through the handsfree kit.




            ******5. What is your typical path through a supermarket? ******



            Walk slowly to all the aisles.



            ******6. Do you lick the underside of the foil top when eating a pot of yoghurt? ******



            Not any more I used to as a kid, don't eat yogurt anymore.



            ******7. How many greetings cards have you sent in the last 12 months?******



            Two get wells soon and one to a friend for birth of baby.



            ******8. A criminal maniac invites you to "Pick a city for destruction, Mr. Bond." Which one do you choose? ******


            I won't destroy any city.




            ******9. Which font do you use most often?******



            Use Ariel fonts.




            ******10. If you had the choice between a petrol chainsaw and a bread knife, which would you use for felling a small tree with a 1" diameter trunk? ******



            Chainsaw is fine.




            ******11. On a scale of 1 to 10, how confident are you that you know when to use a semicolon?******


            Not very.





            ******12. What proportion of the CDs you own are in their original cases right now?******



            I have cases for all of DVDs and CDs




            ******13. Favourite colour black or white?******



            Neither white nor black.





            ******14. How accurate is the time on your watch?******



            I wear a watch on my wrist and it is correct to the second.





            ******15. What you wearing right now?******



            Just came back from 2 mile run, still wearing trainers and running suit.




            ******16. Have you ever written to, emailed or telephoned a newspaper, radio station, TV programme etc? If so, what did you say?******



            I don't think I have.




            ******17. Do you, in the most fundamental depths of your soul, give a crap about the extinction of the Red Cockaded Woodpecker?******



            No I don't




            ******18. What is the cheapest thing you've bought with a debit or credit card in the past month?******


            Shirt for £6.99.





            *****19. Favourite books?******




            To kill a mocking bird, Lord of the rings




            ******20. What is your most favourite meal?******

            spicy chicken wings.

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          • globaltestmarket.com / Internet Site / 32 Readings / 27 Ratings
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            08.07.2007 12:06
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            GlobalTestMarket was established in 1999 as part of GMI group, it company operates in 40 countries.

            By signing up for GlobalTestMarket you will become eligible to receive web surveys about movie trailers, new cars, and other consumer products.

            Signing up is easy. Give as much details about yourself as possible to recieve more web surveys.

            GlobalTestMarket is US company. I recieve a cheque for $50 every four months. Actually the cheque is paid in same amount in pounds.


            Surveys can pay anything from 3 points to over 100. Each point is worth 5 US cents.

            GlobalTestMarket pays when members have 1000 points in the account. It takes me about four months and about 20 surveys to reach this figure in four months.

            I have just recieved my latest cheque from this company.

            I recommend it because work is frequent and there is no chance of scam.

            Globaltestmarket is better than most other companies in what it pays.

            Use this link to join http://www.globaltestmarket.com/join.php

            Membership age is 18. 14-17 years old could join with parental permission.

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              08.07.2007 00:45
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              let it on

              Everyone takes medicine from minor problems to major ones. Dooyoo should encourage users to write reviews on medical products to inform other potential users of benefits or disadvantages. Often a cure is achievement by more than one product, by telling us members about the good points and bad points about a product is what this site is all about..

              Medication reviews have a place on this site and whenever it is allowed people will find it extremely helpful.

              Issue of wrong recommendation may encourage some doubters. I am not one of them. This site is basically an indicator of something. For comprehensive information people could see the chemists or doctors.

              The other thing about medical reviews is that lot of people will read them and the information will be handy for all. Telling us about a good medicine to cure sore throats could make the difference and this example could be applied across the board.

              Internet has sites which give information about medical products; so far I have never seen one recommending medicine. Perhaps Dooyoo could be the first.

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                07.07.2007 12:02
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                I love it

                Muller corner crunch is a yogurt. It comes in five different flavours. My favourite is strawberry one.

                The yogurt pot is square and flat from top, three corners are curved and one is not, I presume you hold it from this end. Attached to the top are two pots. One has yogurt in it and the other one has minutiae pieces of short cake, fudge cake etc. Both pots could be separated as there is a lining between the pots which could act as a separator.

                The yogurt in the pot is thick and smooth; it doesn’t have any fruit bits in it. The pot contains 150g of goodness. It fills my stomach and I don’t feel like eating more food for couple of hours.

                I prefer to eat it cold, very cold. Generally people eat at chilled temperatures.

                Yogurt is healthy to eat. Muller Corners is made from 100% natural ingredients; this is a plus for healthy eating.

                I enjoy Muller Corner Crunch. You can dip the biscuit or cake in the yogurt or eat it on its own.

                One pot costs 35p from supermarkets.

                For further information use this address: http://www.muller.co.uk/products/corner/

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                • What's In Your Bag? / Discussion / 23 Readings / 17 Ratings
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                  06.07.2007 22:46
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                  What is in my bag?

                  What is in my bag.

                  My bag is a backpack. In it I keep all sorts of things. Some very strange things are in my backpack.

                  Pair of socks
                  Deodorant
                  keys
                  house keys
                  locker keys
                  credit cards
                  debit cards
                  Driving licence
                  sweets (boiled ones)
                  choc bar
                  two packs of condoms
                  book to read
                  brolly for bad weather

                  I have had this bag for over a year and some of the stuff in here is old as that.

                  I found old stuff because I cleaned my bag this morning. It is going to be used to take my soccer kit and stuff I need on Sunday.

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                    05.07.2007 02:07
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                    good luck

                    Never rush. Don't sit the test until you are fully ready to take it. Fail rates are very high.

                    Tests are booked in advance in some test centres you may have to week for couple of months.

                    Date of test will be sent to you via mail and you have option of cancelling it.

                    Week before the test do 4-5 lessons. Make sure some of the time is spent doing mock tests.

                    Take paper work with you to the test.

                    Make sure you know about things in the car; know indicator lights and so on.

                    Don't get nervous. Take each task as a challenge. You will be asked to do a manuevor and than drive.

                    Make sure you do what your instructor told you to like look in the mirror before moving off.

                    Driving test is there to test your ability to drive a vehicle. Make sure you show your talents as a driver. You don't have to be the best driver in the world to pass.

                    If you pass it is great news.

                    If you fail work with your driving instructor and iron out mistakes.

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                    • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (DVD) / DVD / 32 Readings / 28 Ratings
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                      30.06.2007 02:31
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                      watch it and enjoy it

                      Kill Bill Vol 1 is fourth film by Quentin Tarantino. It is a revenge tale starring The Bride (Uma Thurman). She is beaten and left to die just before her wedding service, she pays for her mistake, leaving the gang lead by Bill.

                      The Bride spends years in coma, one day she becomes conscious regains her memories and gingerly walks towards her first target.

                      Originally there was to be one film. At 4 hours Quentin decided to cut the film in two. In volume one some of the story is told. One has to watch volume two as well to get a complete picture of the story.

                      If any other director made this film. Every one would think it is a rubbish film. Because Tarantino made it, it has become a classic. Don’t bother with dialogue, enjoy the beauty of the film, which is visual and the way the scenes are crafted.

                      I haven’t seen the features on DVD so sorry, can’t comment on these.

                      I liked the film and have seen it several times.

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                      • Meet the Parents (DVD) / DVD / 28 Readings / 24 Ratings
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                        24.06.2007 17:10
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                        Di Nero is in it.

                        Meet the Parents is a comedy film released in 2000.

                        Ben Stiller plays male nurse Gaylord Greg Focker. He wants to propose to girlfriend Pamela Byrnes. Before he can do that she takes him to meet her parents, all of her family is attending her sisters wedding.

                        Pam’s father Jack Byrnes (Robert Di Nero) is ex CIA man. He has weird set of values in life, circle of trust is where Jack trusts everyone, since he doesn’t know Gaylord he can’t trust him until Greg passes all the tests.

                        A sceptical Jack and mistake ridden Greg results in clash of the titans where Greg comes off worse in every encounter.

                        All of this film is built on father in law and son in law clashes.

                        Either this is a very good film or Di Nero is desperate to make money and will star in any film. He has been one of the busiest actors in the industry and in most films he is good but in here role he plays is strange and it doesn’t do anything for him to show his talents as an actor.

                        The film will be hated by some people, lot of jokes are similar to the name of role played by Ben Stiller, nasty, disgusting and tasteless, unfortunately the film is built on these jokes so avoid it if you don’t like vulgar language otherwise laugh at the antics of lead characters.

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                        • Drunken Experiences / Discussion / 27 Readings / 19 Ratings
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                          24.06.2007 00:08
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                          and make fool pf yourselves

                          Lot of times when I am drunk I don't remember the night before.

                          My drunk adventures.

                          Talking really loud and all the time, this is very obvious because normally I am quiet.

                          I am known to smoke, usually non-smoker.

                          Have spent several nights outside after downing few pints, sleeping on the street or bench in the park.

                          Lot of other things I can write here but I am blushing already.

                          Being drunk is not nice but I can't help it. All my mates drink as well so I have to join in. Tonight is first Saturday for a while that I haven't gone out. Not feeling feel today.

                          Some of drunks that I know do things that sound very strange next day. I am afraid this applies to me too.

                          The best thing about being drunk is that it gives your mates to talk about you next day and remind you of adventures of previous night. I am doing my best here to avoid lurid details. Thank you perhaps others can share their drunk experiences and make a better job of it.

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                            21.06.2007 14:15
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                            She is over rated isn't she? Is this woman more important than the next person. No she is not. She used media for her selfish reasons which were to destroy the Royal family, at the end it was the Royals who won and Lady Di paid with her life.

                            From all the information I have read about that fateful day when she died in Paris I have formed the opinion that she was killed on the orders of the Royals. She was bad news for Charles and his dear mum.

                            No doubt she did lot of good work, attending to the sick and visiting the poor and charity work. She needed to do all this to keep good profile in the media and amongst public, this is why she was called publics princess.

                            Public image is very important and Di knew this.

                            The very public outcry on her death was sad. She didn't give a **** about any of us. She lived in luxury and could do anything, most of us have to work hard to pay the bills.

                            I don't blame the public, even I was crying for a woman I had never met in real life. Media image is everything to famous people.

                            I think I cried because I don't have a sister. It seems like she died yesterday. Actually I think she was a good person. I blame Charles for everything, he chose Shrek over a princess.

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                              19.06.2007 20:32
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                              not fair

                              I don't agree with parking fines and I am not happy about clamping laws at all.

                              Once I was 10 minutes late to my car, and there was a ticket waiting for me. I had paid to park for two hours and five minutes late had to pay 60 times more than for 2 hours of parking.

                              This is totally insane. I know councils have to pay for the upkeep of car parks but in most cases motorists is hard done by stupid rules. At the end of the day councils are desperate to generate money to pay for execs salaries and of course services like the police and collecting rubbish etc, both in my view do a bad job. Slapping a fine on my car or your car is easy £60 or £40 or £30. Ten of these fines in a day and staff wage for that dept is paid for the day.

                              Private car parks are worse, they have to make a profit to reward owners, clamping is what these guys like doing. Pay over £200 for this is absurd to say the least.

                              My solution.

                              Don't fine people for missing out for 15 minutes. Reduce fines to £10. Man stealing from Tesco's gets less than driver coming 5 minutes late. No justice, no sense, infact this is stupid. Clamping should be outlawed because it is not right.

                              There should be a survey on this. How many people have not been given a motoring fine in the last five years. Answer probably zero.

                              Make money and more money and more money should be local councils election pledge.

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                              • Tesco / Highstreet Shopping / 26 Readings / 21 Ratings
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                                17.06.2007 11:14
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                                shop here because it is cheap

                                First Tesco store opened in 1929 by founder of Tesco Jack Cohen. Tesco was floated on the stock exchange in 1947 and by 1964 had over 800 stores through acquisition of five companies. Tesco’s success story continues to this day. Tesco takes in 1/3 of grocery shopping in the UK, in some places it is higher, and for instance Inverness (Scotland) half of groceries spend is with Tesco.

                                This year Tesco generated £47 billion revenue. Tesco is successful because of very strong management and purchasing power. In recent years Tesco has diversified, clothes, consumer white goods, garden centres, financial services, furniture, and internet ventures.

                                Tesco is fourth biggest retailer in the world, third biggest grocery seller and second biggest retailer in Europe.

                                Look at the price difference between Tesco stores and Sainsbury stores.

                                Tesco has revolution shopping habits of people. Tesco club card has been instrumental in this success story. Giving 1p in every £ to the consumer in return for valuable shopping data has doubled market share for the company.

                                OK so far I have sung praises of this company. Any negatives. For those who cared for local grocers, local butchers or other trades people it is curtains. Look at the Inverness scenario. Local produce and local knowledge is disappearing fast. There will come a point when people realise that big grocers like Asda and Tesco could create problems in the future by fixing prices.

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