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bikes_knob

Member since Apr 2015 • Last active Feb 2019

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    Paddy currently £16 on Amazon. Bargain. I endorse this whiskey.

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    On topic

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    Teslas are for cosmopolitan capitalists, the bohemian bourgeoisie, and centrist dads.

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    There was a fairly comprehensive study done by either NYU or Columbia University after the 2016 election that sought to demonstrate gender bias in the electorate. The thesis was that men (especially conservative men) won't vote for women. The surprise outcome was that a female candidate with Trump's platform was the most popular, with a slight uptick amongst conservative men. Palin 2024!

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    Mr Davies said: “I blame the closure of my shop a bit on society, everyone is busy with work

    Is this satire?

    I think it signifies the changing population demographic through the eyes of a long-time business owner.

    Bakers Arms was originally built for almshouses. The area is no longer affordable to pensioners and a lot of older working class families have left the area. So he probably saw his traditional customer base leave, replaced by young professionals who work long hours and couldn't get to a shop that was open 9-5, Mon-Sat.

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    He should build that wall around his fridge. Boom!

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    Yeah, I'm generally not a fan of bourbon cask because of the potential for unsophisticated sickly-sweetness, but it's intriguing at that price.

    Will I enjoy it more than Glengoyne 15? Doubtful, but there might be only one way to find out...

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    I went in there a couple of times trying to get fish and he was always extremely unhelpful and seemed like a sitcom caricature of a useless shop owner

    Yeah, there seems to be a consensus about this. I'd been going there for years but the vibe changed some time ago. I wonder if he was crumbling under the stress. Either way, I don't believe a lack of parking or car accessibility was the death knell.

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    Within a 100 metres of the now shut fishmongers, a recently opened purveyor of fine craft beers and wines seems to be doing just fine.

    Beer>fish, duh. The high street might be dying, but it's the businesses that fail to adapt and evolve that will die first.

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    I really shouldn't be buying whisky at the moment, so I'm torn about this one...

    Deanston 18 Years, un-chill filtered, 46.3% for sub £50 on the zon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013H3215S/

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