Who did you really dislike but now like?

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  1. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    In keeping with the other threads -and like may be a bit strong.

    However, politics in seems has for many years been a grey world with politicians wearing a party badge but all essentially droning out the same weak liberal messages.

    Really since conviction politicians like thatcher, foot and Benn we’ve had the dreadful major (surely an afterbirth left in Brussels steps) the repugnant Blair, the heir to Blair and his ghastly sidekick

    Now as Andrew Neil refers to her we have Maybot.

    May would be a nice next door neighbour - she’d keep her garden tidy, smile awkwardly and say good morning and remind you if you’ve forgotten to put the wheelie bin out.

    Her biggest sin apparently was running through a corn field.

    So a lot less edgy than someone whose been honoured by mass murderers, bunged the Mace across parliament and who wished he’d murdered Margeret Thatcher.

    However, I was rather taken by the fact that when the ridiculous third runway was announced the said politician was protesting with the public (like a human being) and actually looked interested and passionate. This was followed in parliament by an equally emotional and passionate argument with the Zombie Chris Greyling.

    Old style politics based on beliefs and conviction.

    I suspect his time is up. The bright young things don’t like socialism any more and I believe he and his bearded chum are reaching the end - he will achieve a dream of leaving the EU but the support he’ll give will be at personal cost.

    Which is what he’s about. Principal above politics.

    So when he’s gone parliament will be a lot duller.

    I find myself warming to John McDonnell- strange times indeed.
     
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    Still trying to work out the title to be honest. ;)

    Had 6 attempts so far.
     
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    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    But for it - can’t a title unfortunately
     
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    Got it now.

    Will need to have a long think.

    Can think of loads in the other direction. I used to like Stuart Hall, Rolf Harris and Kevin Spacey before I found out the true nature of the beasts.
     
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    Gareth Southgate.......

    .....he pissed me off in 1996.....but he's alright now
     
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    Mrs Dutchman! She was really annoying when I first met her and that's probably why she stuck in my mind.
     
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    Mine is also the wife. Knew her for years before we got together. She was my sister's best mate. But we hated each other. My sister couldn't even leave us in the same room together.

    I have now known her for well over half my life. I now like her a little :smuggrin:
     
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    Lots of people as I like to take a dislike straight away and then they can only improve, if you think everyone is great from the start they only go down and disappoint you
     
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    I wouldn't be too disappointed if everyone I met went down on me.
     
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    I should edit it to downwards
     
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    Ronaldo
    Robbins
    Iron Maiden
    William Hague
    Angela Merkel
    Daniel Craig
    Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
    Judy Murray
     
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    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    Iron maiden?
     
  13. Malaka

    Malaka Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I refused to like them, (Black Sabbath and Metallica only) how wrong was I? it is like having a new band to like
     
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    James Blunt - his music remains awful but he's a funny guy online and always comes over decent in interviews.

    Princes Harry & William - of course a great PR machine behind them to appear more modern men of the people, but they do seem to genuinely care about projects they are involved with rather than ticking a box, regardless of whether it meets protocol - Harry more so of the two, but William understandably more restricted.

    Gareth Southgate - always assumed an FA yes man, but his legacy already goes beyond this team and World Cup with the work he's committed to behind the scenes and changes to grass roots.
     
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    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    Have you got the pre Dickenson stuff?
     
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    you mean like Jethro Tull?

    EDIT: sorry, thought you said Dickensian
     
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    DiAnno is cool
     
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    Politicians are, well... interesting beasts really. Take David Davis. In many ways an intellectual pygmy who flounders whenever he encounters nuance, but you know what he stands for, he sticks to his beliefs and, despite everything... he's relatively loyal. I'd trust him far more than the supercilious self-serving ego of Johnson, for example.

    So whether you agree or disagree with their politics, parliament and the country would be a lot better off with more of the likes of McDonnell and Davis, rather than desperate career hungry individuals such as Johnson.
     
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    Or Gove who I think Trumps him in the treachery stakes.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    My ex-mother-in-law. Couldn't stand the old cow for years, and now she's an angel! She died a year ago!! :emoji_smile::emoji_smile::emoji_smile::emoji_smile:
     
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    Tiger woods,

    I couldn’t stand it when he won everything and hated his attitude. Now I like the guy and want him to win another major when I couldn’t think of anything worse 10 years ago.
     
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    Steve "interesting" Davis.
    Winning everything in snooker throughout the 80's, thinking he was funny, ginger.
    I was in my early teens and thought he was a right smug bellend!
    However, after maturing a bit and getting older, I found his dry-sense of humour funny on "They think it's all over" especially and realised he was alright.
    He's now a DJ apparently, fair play to him!
     
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    One of my sporting heroes is/was Ray Reardon and at the time, I resented the fact that Davis took over from him as the world no 1.
    I now respect him in much the same way as I do Reardon.
     
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    Tony Benn.
     
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    was at Festival No 6 last year.
    Walked into a bar, DJ playing, didn't really take much notice, after a few minutes glanced towards the stage and it was Steve Davis and his side kick!
     
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    Jack Whitehall, my opinion on him has changed a lot over the last 2 years
     
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    Yeah. Think through the shows he's been in you can see a different side to him.
     
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    My old school teachers at Caludon Castle.
    I hated several of them at the time, but now I realize they were just trying to educate a bunch of idiots.
    And some of them probably went into teaching because that was the only career open to them.
     
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    Two people who are irredeemable in my eyes are Billy Connelly and Victoria Wood. So unfunny they make me want to gouge out my eyes and stick knitting needles in my ears. The few that did redeem themselves include Phil Jupitus - he came across (imo) like an arrogant sod when he first started, but seems to have mellowed - can't say I do more than tolerate him, but I no longer switch off when he's on.

    Politically, I hated Nick Clegg. I don't agree with the bulk of his policies, but he actually seems like a decent enough bloke in the main. William Hague made me angry, just because he had a pompous voice. He actually has quite a good sense of humour, and has won me round.
     
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    I spent my childhood in the care of the local authorities (Cov, Essex & B'ham) and the last 5 years of my childhood, from age 11 to 16, was spent in a kids home on Holyhead Road. The bloke that ran the place was extremely strict - or so it seemed to me at the time. After I had left the care of Social Services (in 1968), I came to realise that the guy in charge (I'll call him Mr Smith), was in fact one of the cleverest, kindest and smashing blokes I was ever to meet.
    I caught up with him many years later, long after he'd retired, and had a great 'catch-up' with him. He'd actually turned my life around without me realising it. He was genuinely thrilled that I had married and had kids of my own.
    One of the saddest days of my life was when I learned of his passing. I actually broke down and cried for the man I hated as a child. That was 50 years ago. I'll never forget him till the day I die.
     
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    I went to Cally too when it was strict all boys school. I loved football and rugby, and played for the school and Cov Boys. My house master Mister Siddle was also my rugger coach, and we got on well. But he once called me into his office for missing detention. I thought I'd get a ticking off,but no he gave me the cane,two hard whacks on each hand, drawing blood. I pretended it didn't hurt but my bottom lip was wobbling ! I was only 14, but he went at me as if I was a bloke. At the end he said " don't forget you've got rugby practice later." I hated him for that, as I looked at the blood on my hands.. But I met him years later and he seemed a decent bloke, he said back then discipline was paramount, and they had to keep us in order. Could you imagine that today !
     
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    My mate made an interesting point the other night. He said that now caning is illegal could those of us who regularly got the 'whack' claim compensation?!
     
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    Vic Webb the maths teacher at Cally would punch you in the head, throw a board rubber at you,and strangely twist your ear. He was an ex army major and a scary bastard. But after duffing you up he'd say see you for your next lesson. A psycho teacher !
     
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