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twingoman EN

2020-04-17 14:04

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johnfromstaffs EN

2020-04-17 17:24

Grey Porridge in Excelsis!

With the possible exception of the Morris Minor.

-- Last edit: 2020-04-17 17:25:27

twingoman EN

2020-04-17 18:13

johnfromstaffs wrote Grey Porridge in Excelsis!

With the possible exception of the Morris Minor.


What were you expecting to see?

Surely it's no different to most UK based TV series.

johnfromstaffs EN

2020-04-17 18:16

I was expecting nothing more, it is just an indication of how utterly boring modern cars are.

the sad biker UK

2020-04-17 19:05

johnfromstaffs wrote I was expecting nothing more, it is just an indication of how utterly boring modern cars are.


Stood queueing in the supermarket carpark this afternoon, I had a good look around, there was absolutely nothing aspirational.

johnfromstaffs EN

2020-04-17 19:38

the sad biker wrote

Stood queueing in the supermarket carpark this afternoon, I had a good look around, there was absolutely nothing aspirational.


Best wishes to you and yours, there is some discussion going on here about the necessity to use anti bacterial (or viral) products on the items brought into the home from the supermarket. Stuff in cans or non-permeable containers perhaps yes, but it’s open to discussion. We concentrate more on keeping surfaces etc. clean.

Three of us caused a stir last autumn by turning up at a local pub on Cannock Chase in a 1924 Humber. It certainly stood out amongst the porridge.

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GodzillaFan54 CA

2020-04-18 07:09

johnfromstaffs wrote Grey Porridge in Excelsis!

With the possible exception of the Morris Minor.


I assume this is British slang for "Nothing but boring cars."

johnfromstaffs EN

2020-04-18 07:31

I suppose you might refer to it as slang, but that, to me, has connotations of “not quite what polite society would accept”. The phrase “grey porridge” was first used afaik, by Denis Jenkinson, the Continental Correspondent of Motor Sport magazine, the bearded bloke who sat next to Stirling Moss in the Mercédès and navigated him to first place in the 1955 Mille Miglia.

I think it certainly applies to the sort of automobile porridge that is seen in so many of the tv programmes and films appearing in this database, and the lack of variety in both those and the cars is one of the reasons I find modern culture so unedifying.

By the way, before any ageist comments appear, I don’t care, physical deterioration apart, what’s not to appreciate in having a broad depth of memory, experience, knowledge and no worries about anything?

-- Last edit: 2020-04-18 09:05:34

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