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OK...perhaps it's been a long week and my brain has stopped functioning, or perhaps I am the only sane one and the rest of the world has gone mad... Who can tell me that the Misinfomed/Well Advised banner actually means. Plucking hairs? I simply don't get it. Perhaps it is too subtle for me. As for the wider question as to whether there should be banners on the site and whether people should click on them...ABSOLUTELY YES! Do some citizens of this great land not realise that if they are going to use dooyoo, they need to support them by bringing in some advertising revenue. Otherwise, who is going to what to advertise on dooyoo if it is not giving other websites new "hits". And then what will happen? Have some sense...click on a few banners and make dooyoo a world leader!
OK...I was much younger when I used to watch the old version of this program hosted by Leslie Crowther (early to mid 80's) but I seem to remember it was much better than the current incarnation. Why? Well, for first, it was an hour long, I seem to remember, rather than half an hour. The current version seems a bit rushed... Secondly, the "games" that the contestants played after winning the intial round seemed to be much more interesting. Perhaps it was just my childhood naivity - what do you think??? I also seem to remember that the prizes were much more functional - I mean, what are people going to do with a full size wooden sauna? All in all, I was pleased when I heard that it was announced that The Price Is Right was coming back, but in all honesty I only think I have watched it twice in the two years its been on...
Having studied Thomas on the programme and on the Net, I have to say he deserves to win. He is the least of the backstabbing and "false" group that are in there. He's quiet, yes...but he is damn resourceful. He is the only member of the group who mastered the pottery challenge - both his mug and bowl came out of the kiln fine. His farm lifestyle also means he would be good in building anything or mastering anything the group has to do in future challenges. Only a fool would vote him out.
Let me first justify my opinion by saying that I not only have visited the dome but WORKED there for about a month (it was a secondment). The dome deserves a break...why? Because it is testament of what the designers and engineers can achieve in this country. The media manipulated this whole project from the word "go", and because the media didn't like it, they swayed our opinions by writing one-sided propaganda to turn the dome into a sour beast. Think about it - one minute they were saying that no-one was going, the next they said that the queues were too long and it took hours for you t get into any of the exhibits. Anyone notice a paradox? The structure itself is magnificent. Many people said that it couldn't be built in the timescale...it was..surely that is a British achievement? The cost is the biggest bugbear that people seem to have about it. Let me remind everyone that no direct taxes were spent on this project - only private capital through sponsorship (which would have gone in fat-cat executive pay packets anyway so don't feel sorry for them), money that will be received through merchandising and visitor spend, and National Lottery money (and when was the last time anyone forced you to buy one of those?). So - can someone tell me which part of that money would have been spent on the proposed extra hospital? Certainly not the private sponsorship money. As for the lottery money - well why don't you give your pound to the hospital instead of spending it on the lottery if you care so much about it.... Can I also remind you that when the government sell the dome - money will go back into the Good Cause pot for the lottery. This was not money that has been spent only to see the Dome taken down again at the end of the year - it will be there for many years to come (albeit as something different). Think of it as a permanent building - and the money spent on it doesn't seem so bad. Pr
ice of the tickets? £57 quid for a family of 4. You tell me how much you spent on rides and the like the last time you went to a major theme park or to get into a theatre. A lot of people at the Dome said that the cost of the ticket was worth it to see the Central Show alone. As for the exhibits - I will be the first to admit that some are a bit tacky and disappointing...but whilst I worked there, I took the opportunity of gauging opinion - and may people thought it was better than what the media portrayed it as. Even independant surveys say that 85% of people who go rank it as excellent, very good or good. That must stand for something - doesn't it?