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(BBC-US)   Come on Aileen, let's hit Britain with all you got. COME ON AILEEN   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-09-12 03:02:02 PM  
You lean, I lean, we all lean for Aileen.
 
2017-09-12 03:13:31 PM  
I was momentarily confused because the weather lady is Alina and the storm is Aileen, which both she and the announcer pronounce similarly. It's the accent.

Alina is British-hot, by the way. It's the accent.
 
2017-09-12 03:22:56 PM  
Come On I'm Dean - Dean Pelton
Youtube Ucu3EEgleek
 
2017-09-12 04:13:40 PM  
I remember the website of the same name...although I think the spelling was Eileen. She was quite the sport as I recall.
 
2017-09-12 04:46:22 PM  
The origin for that song is fascinating:

American dad dexy midnight runners
Youtube tqdvOz5hAYE
 
2017-09-12 04:56:42 PM  
When do we get to see Amber?
 
2017-09-12 05:06:17 PM  
At the disco last night.
They played the Twist. I did the twist.
They played Jump. I jumped. 
They played come on Eileen. I got kicked out.
 
2017-09-12 05:47:39 PM  
Early 80s joke: What's worse than Olivia Newton John in Grease?
 
2017-09-12 05:48:36 PM  
At this moment, you mean everything.
 
2017-09-12 05:50:33 PM  
whoa I swear that I'm clean
 
2017-09-12 05:50:59 PM  
Your rhythm sucks subby.
 
2017-09-12 05:52:31 PM  
What's with the "mph"? I thought they were all kilometers and whatnot over there.
 
2017-09-12 05:52:46 PM  

Naido: Early 80s joke: What's worse than Olivia Newton John in Grease?


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nope. I am not hip to the joke. :(
 
2017-09-12 05:53:36 PM  
'Storm Alien' is is the name of my psychedelic Norwegian metal band

Also

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2017-09-12 05:53:49 PM  
Spaced - Come on Eileen.
Youtube _ihSk7yLiIo
 
2017-09-12 05:54:20 PM  

Mudd's woman: Naido: Early 80s joke: What's worse than Olivia Newton John in Grease?

[i102.photobucket.com image 625x361]

nope. I am not hip to the joke. :(


Come On Eileen

Jeez
 
2017-09-12 05:54:32 PM  
dexys midnight runners come on eileen
Youtube oc-P8oDuS0Q
 
2017-09-12 05:58:06 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The origin for that song is fascinating:

[YouTube video]


And the band's name basically means meth heads:

ONE HIT WONDERLAND: "Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners
Youtube UK6v74hQjvA


Not kidding about that.
 
2017-09-12 05:58:24 PM  
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Come on Aileen? So,Bukake?

"Cleanest" version on YouTube...
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen (Original Promo Restored) (1982) (HD)
Youtube ASwge9wc-eI
 
2017-09-12 06:02:25 PM  
I don't think Aileen likes when you do that.
 
2017-09-12 06:03:29 PM  
What do you girl with one leg? Elieen.
What do you call an Asian girl with one leg? Irene.
 
2017-09-12 06:06:37 PM  

Polish Hussar: scottydoesntknow: The origin for that song is fascinating:

[YouTube video]

And the band's name basically means meth heads:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/UK6v74hQjvA?start=115 - 480x270]

Not kidding about that.


Dexedrine yes, not meth.
 
2017-09-12 06:11:19 PM  

Burchill: Polish Hussar: scottydoesntknow: The origin for that song is fascinating:

[YouTube video]

And the band's name basically means meth heads:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/UK6v74hQjvA?start=115 - 480x270]

Not kidding about that.

Dexedrine yes, not meth.


So, Speed Freaks then?
 
2017-09-12 06:13:54 PM  
no calling out farkers in the headlines
 
2017-09-12 06:23:32 PM  
Jeez, serious rapey vibe to that video that I didn't remember originally.
 
2017-09-12 06:26:03 PM  
Aileen Eulick?
 
2017-09-12 06:32:12 PM  
i guess we should start naming every low pressure system now.
 
2017-09-12 06:35:22 PM  

Polish Hussar: Burchill: Polish Hussar: scottydoesntknow: The origin for that song is fascinating:

[YouTube video]

And the band's name basically means meth heads:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/UK6v74hQjvA?start=115 - 480x270]

Not kidding about that.

Dexedrine yes, not meth.

So, Speed Freaks then?


Yeah. But in a slightly less skeevy way. It was all diverted from the NHS.
 
2017-09-12 06:36:34 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: What's with the "mph"? I thought they were all kilometers and whatnot over there.


The British equivalent is "mph, guv'na"
 
2017-09-12 06:41:49 PM  

Modified Cornstarch: Smelly Pirate Hooker: What's with the "mph"? I thought they were all kilometers and whatnot over there.

The British equivalent is "mph, guv'na"


Metric schmetrick!  My car gets 40,000 rods to the hogs head, and that's just the way I like it!!
 
2017-09-12 06:41:56 PM  

Polish Hussar: scottydoesntknow: The origin for that song is fascinating:

[YouTube video]

And the band's name basically means meth heads:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/UK6v74hQjvA?start=115 - 480x270]

Not kidding about that.


interesting... thanks
 
2017-09-12 06:46:12 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Modified Cornstarch: Smelly Pirate Hooker: What's with the "mph"? I thought they were all kilometers and whatnot over there.

The British equivalent is "mph, guv'na"

Metric schmetrick!  My car gets 40,000 rods to the hogs head, and that's just the way I like it!!


Sorry, forgot to add...

Obscure?
 
2017-09-12 06:47:00 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: What's with the "mph"? I thought they were all kilometers and whatnot over there.


That's just how Aileen sounds when she's blowing.
 
2017-09-12 06:54:29 PM  
lame stupid but true trivia:  Dexy's "Come On Eileen" was originally a middle tempo homage to the singers Kevin Rowland admired as a youth, specifically I believe Sam Cooke and Van Morrison.  The chorus was originally:

"Sam, Van, and me / blah blah blah....
at this moment / blah blah, blah blah blah...
"

the song kinda sucked, and Rowland realizes "Sam, Van, and me" doesn't really roll off the tongue or 'sing' properly, he changed the tempo and rewrote the lyrics to the song we all know and can't farking stand.
 
2017-09-12 07:14:15 PM  

rickythepenguin: lame stupid but true trivia:  Dexy's "Come On Eileen" was originally a middle tempo homage to the singers Kevin Rowland admired as a youth, specifically I believe Sam Cooke and Van Morrison.  The chorus was originally:

"Sam, Van, and me / blah blah blah....
at this moment / blah blah, blah blah blah..."

the song kinda sucked, and Rowland realizes "Sam, Van, and me" doesn't really roll off the tongue or 'sing' properly, he changed the tempo and rewrote the lyrics to the song we all know and can't farking stand.


Interesting.  They have a cut of Jackie Wilson Said that's actually not bad
 
2017-09-12 07:30:57 PM  
60mhp winds?  What's that in kilometers per hour?
 
2017-09-12 08:21:55 PM  
Save the Wales!
 
2017-09-12 08:41:27 PM  
Stay safe, British farkers!
News reporter gets hit by stop sign
Youtube mc29q3LJYDA
 
2017-09-12 08:43:42 PM  

namegoeshere: Stay safe, British farkers!
[YouTube video]


I have no idea why that sketch came up at  the end of the vid. Apologies, mods. Please no punish.
 
2017-09-12 08:44:43 PM  

Naido: Interesting. They have a cut of Jackie Wilson Said that's actually not bad


It isn't on Wiki but 2-3 years ago when Dexy's (believe with a few original members) released a new album, either Mojo or Uncut (british music mags) did a long form piece on Dexy's, and in a sidebar had that little nugget.

I don't think it was Sam Cooke in all honesty, for some reason I thinkt he lyric was "George, Van, and me" but no famous R&B singers first name 'George' come to mind.
 
2017-09-12 09:08:57 PM  
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Come on Eileen and Happy Scrappy Hero Pup!

Wanted to post the clip from YouTube but way too NSFW.
 
2017-09-12 10:15:33 PM  
I am so confused. We don't name storms unless they're tropical and then only in the winter so TWC can sell more ads.

That aside, what the hell is an amber alert in England have to do with weather unless your littles have gone missing in the squall??

I'm not crazy, YOU'RE crazy.
 
2017-09-12 10:21:09 PM  

rickythepenguin: lame stupid but true trivia:  Dexy's "Come On Eileen" was originally a middle tempo homage to the singers Kevin Rowland admired as a youth, specifically I believe Sam Cooke and Van Morrison.  The chorus was originally:

"Sam, Van, and me / blah blah blah....
at this moment / blah blah, blah blah blah..."

the song kinda sucked, and Rowland realizes "Sam, Van, and me" doesn't really roll off the tongue or 'sing' properly, he changed the tempo and rewrote the lyrics to the song we all know and can't farking stand.


No, it's really only just you.

That song is awesome.  Awesome to the max.
 
2017-09-12 10:25:31 PM  

rickythepenguin: lame stupid but true trivia:  Dexy's "Come On Eileen" was originally a middle tempo homage to the singers Kevin Rowland admired as a youth, specifically I believe Sam Cooke and Van Morrison.  The chorus was originally:

"Sam, Van, and me / blah blah blah....
at this moment / blah blah, blah blah blah..."

the song kinda sucked, and Rowland realizes "Sam, Van, and me" doesn't really roll off the tongue or 'sing' properly, he changed the tempo and rewrote the lyrics to the song we all know and can't farking stand.


Speak for yourself there...I still love that song...

/Your Venn diagram is not valid.
 
2017-09-12 10:38:47 PM  
Wait... UK still uses miles?
 
2017-09-12 11:00:50 PM  
Obligatory Simpsons' quote from one of my favorite episodes:

The Simpsons: Homer's Barbershop Quartet Part 4
Youtube xlA5spxWzww
 
2017-09-12 11:29:11 PM  
I was over there for like a month around 25 years ago.  What I noticed and thought peculiar was that they sort of live in a hybrid state between Metric and Imperial.  The sights on the highway (parkway?  Whatever.) would have the speed limits in mph, but the exit signs would say things like Next Exit 100 yards.

It was like they'd gotten halfway through shifting from Imperial to metric and just sorta gave up.

No clue if this is still the case.
 
2017-09-13 02:03:24 AM  
Well, the trampoline & bird table are still standing
 
2017-09-13 02:03:36 AM  

corridor: I was over there for like a month around 25 years ago.  What I noticed and thought peculiar was that they sort of live in a hybrid state between Metric and Imperial.  The sights on the highway (parkway?  Whatever.) would have the speed limits in mph, but the exit signs would say things like Next Exit 100 yards.


Miles and yards are both imperial units... however, we do have metric on some road signs, notably height clearance signs - which are sometimes metric, sometimes imperial and sometimes both, just to confuse everyone:
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It was like they'd gotten halfway through shifting from Imperial to metric and just sorta gave up.

No clue if this is still the case.


Well, that's about accurate really. Things like fruit and vegetables generally have prices marked both in per lb and per kg, although there have been more than a few people (calling themselves "metric martyrs") refusing to mark the per kg price out of stubbornness. Petrol, though, is always sold by the litre, despite the fact that we still measure fuel consumption in miles per gallon. (Of course, a pound is less than a kilo, whereas a gallon is more than a litre, and quoting the price for the smaller unit makes it sound cheaper - maybe I'm being overly cynical here...) There are some truly weird examples, though - often frozen food will be measured in imperial units but the weight will be shown in metric ones. I once had to explain to a relative from overseas why a bag of minced beef was marked as "907g".
As for kilometres, though, I'm pretty sure most Brits don't even know how long one is. The only people who actually use them are the Ordnance Survey, who love the metric system (you know, like NASA). We apparently had some sort of commitment under EU regs to move fully over to metric at some date in the future (I believe it was listed as "coincident with the release of Half-Life 3"), but that's presumably fallen by the wayside now - and indeed there are calls for us to abandon metric altogether, as they are under the impression that the EU forced it on us in the first place (eight years before we joined...)
 
2017-09-13 04:54:06 AM  

I Ate Shergar: maybe I'm being overly cynical here


No.
 
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