This is a list of a 101 things we don't miss in the UK.
April 22, 2001 5:59 AM   Subscribe

This is a list of a 101 things we don't miss in the UK. Actually, it's mostly 70% right. Any suggestions for what's missing?
posted by feelinglistless (19 comments total)
"95 Dymo tape
"Once upon a time, this was simple playground fun - a small typing machine with which you could fashion short phrases, such as "Zoe Is Cool" or "Leon Is Wicked". That was all very well, apart from taking ages and being the most criminal waste of time since blowing eggs (which, incidentally, we also don't miss)."

Shhh, don't tell Heather.
posted by lia at 6:26 AM on April 22, 2001

I read this in the dead tree version and all I have to say is.

I fucking LOVE artic rolls.
posted by fullerine at 7:37 AM on April 22, 2001

I give up. What is "Catweazle"?
posted by MrBaliHai at 8:25 AM on April 22, 2001

Bullseye - now that was one evil game show.

"Now here's what you could have won"
posted by crustygeek at 8:50 AM on April 22, 2001

Catweazle. And I miss him.
posted by ceiriog at 8:51 AM on April 22, 2001

41 Monkey
The closest I ever came to adolescent despair, before becoming an adolescent, was turning on the telly to find only Monkey. It was the worst programme this civilisation has ever seen.

Some people (myself included) would beg to differ. Here is some proof.

It's precisely this kind of list that makes people go all misty eyed and lean back in their chairs going "Yeah. Things were shit in my day. But in a good way".
posted by MUD at 9:08 AM on April 22, 2001

#41 is so wrong, so very wrong!

the nature of monkey was irrepressible!
posted by sawks at 9:09 AM on April 22, 2001

Nit nurse? Medical help for college basketball players?
posted by TacoConsumer at 9:10 AM on April 22, 2001

Nit = lice, I think.
posted by lia at 9:56 AM on April 22, 2001

Pickled eggs
In Wales, where pickled eggs are still a foodstuff of choice...

Are pickled eggs a peculiarly Welsh thing, then? I bought a jar at the car boot yesterday, and they're dead nice, too.

Did anyone else get as far as:

99 People talking about punk, as though it were in any way important
Or nice to listen to...

Nice to listen to? Who is this idiot?
posted by ceiriog at 10:04 AM on April 22, 2001

nit = head lice. Where do you think the term "nit-picking" comes from?
posted by udin at 10:53 AM on April 22, 2001

Are pickled eggs a peculiarly Welsh thing, then?

Just walk into any rural bar in the USA. They're usually right next to a jar of pickled turkey gizzards.
posted by MrBaliHai at 2:49 PM on April 22, 2001

I've just been to that Bullseye link. What have they done to old Bully. That's an imposter... and who the fook is Bella. and WHY are they playing 'sexydarts'. Whoever made that page needs serious medical attention. Perhaps it takes a bit of fluff like Bella to sell the rights to Bulgarian TV... Jim Bowen would tan their arses good n' proper.
posted by Kino at 2:56 PM on April 22, 2001

' nit = head lice. Where do you think the term "nit-picking" comes from? '

Or every schools worst nightmare - 'Nitty Nora The Hair Explorer!'. Anyone who got given a brown envelope to pass on to Mum at 'hometime' might as well have just killed themselves right there and then. One of the few things in life that leads to an instant, total, automatic loss of all friends, casual acquaintances, etc by default and utter ridicule by complete strangers forever.
posted by Kino at 3:30 PM on April 22, 2001

Not only does Dymo tape still exist, it's been technologically enhanced to ensnare a whole new generation of youth.
posted by aaron at 4:27 PM on April 22, 2001

sorry to nit-pick but...

Nit (?), n. The egg of a louse or other small insect.
posted by lagado at 6:56 PM on April 22, 2001

Like others, I was profoundly offended by the inclusion of "Monkey". And I like duffel coats.

crustygeek: "It's a boat..." became a family catchphrase in the 80s.

My additions:

* Black Forest Gateau
* Those soggy sponge flan cases you filled with mandarin segments and Quick-Jel, and topped with Carnation to make even soggier
* Bernard Manning
* Yuppie city boys with their wads
* "Terry and June"
* Hai Karate aftershave for Christmas presents.
* "Our Tune" (and I know it's on Classic FM, but that doesn't count)
* Timmy Mallett
* Margaret Thatcher
posted by holgate at 9:17 PM on April 22, 2001

A Dymo-inspired font. I also used one of several banner-makers that offer a "punch label" font for the original Lake Effect look.
posted by dhartung at 11:00 PM on April 22, 2001

1 thing that I, as a UK person, wouldn't miss if it went:
The Guardian.

I was going to do 8 but I'm too busy working on "8 things you can do with a tiger" and "88 uses for lemurs".
posted by davidgentle at 5:05 PM on April 23, 2001

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