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Old Apr 15th 2020, 10:17 am
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Unfortunately for this health worker she was sharing a washroom and/or kitchen with the landlord and thus residential tenancy act doesn't apply nor does the stay on evictions.

It's why having roommates isn't worth it, the risk is too great in BC and you can find yourself homeless without much warning.


https://www.burnabynow.com/news/heal...ars-1.24118212

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Old Apr 16th 2020, 7:41 am
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Next time I get a call from a telemarketer I'm going to say you talk dirty to me right now, and make it good or I'm hanging up right away.
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Is it just me but I don't think Ricky Gervais is very good? I don't think he should be a celebrity as I don't think he has any talent plus he's just a rather grossly overweight fat sweaty person.
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Is it just me but I don't think Ricky Gervais is very good? I don't think he should be a celebrity as I don't think he has any talent plus he's just a rather grossly overweight fat sweaty person.
Some day you're going to get drunk in public and say something you'll regret. We aren't all jolly.

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Old Apr 18th 2020, 5:01 am
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Is it just me but I don't think Ricky Gervais is very good? I don't think he should be a celebrity as I don't think he has any talent plus he's just a rather grossly overweight fat sweaty person.

I do not find him funny either.
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Old Apr 18th 2020, 5:21 am
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I do not find him funny either.
Likewise.
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My wife uses Vancity and I use Tangerine.

Upside to Vancity is money added to Canada Post prepaid Visa takes 1-2 hours generally to post if done during the day, or the next morning if done after the business day (6pm)

Downside to Vancity is email money transfers take 1-2 hours.

Upside to Tangerine is email money transfers are near instant.

Downside is it takes 2-3 business days for Canada Post prepaid Visa to receive the funds.

Something I noticed between the 2.
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Old Apr 19th 2020, 2:52 am
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Q: How do we film a commercial when it's illegal for a film crew and actors to actually physically get together?

A: We use stock photos and stock footage and stock music. Write inspiring text on screen in shitty generic font.

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Q: How do we film a commercial when it's illegal for a film crew and actors to actually physically get together?

A: We use stock photos and stock footage and stock music. Write inspiring text on screen in shitty generic font.
Companies had all that pre-paid ad time they had to do something with it...ha ha



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I have been absent from the UK for a while, so I always try my best...but... I often want to give Ricky Gervais a slight slap...he seems to think he is funnier than he is...
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I have been absent from the UK for a while, so I always try my best...but... I often want to give Ricky Gervais a slight slap...he seems to think he is funnier than he is...
Well put. He was funny in the Office and parts of Extras but after that he was coasting on past laurels..sort of like the Rolling Stones post 1973.
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Old Apr 19th 2020, 12:18 pm
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And yet After Life was exceptional viewing.
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That's interesting, I thought Afterlife was terribly overrated. I loved The Office and Extras, the other stuff including the Karl Pilkington stuff not so much.

For me the best thing about Afterlife was the way it perfectly captured the astonishing British summer of 2018.
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Fan finally broke yesterday. Lasted 3 years which is better than most have, I find most only last around 2 years. I run it nearly 24/7 (18-20 hours a day) as I am always warm and like the air circulation but it does wear them out quicker.
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