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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 14 Jan 22 4.58pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

the people 'in the know', said it's shyte. But what would they know.

- The Saxophone, invented by Mr Adolphe Sax. The experts said it didnt hit the notes bang-on , like other instruments, hence destined to be a failure. The Saxophone was regarded as a musical toy for weirdos for nearly 80 years before Jazz men found a new way to breathe life into it.

- The Beatles.....guitar bands are so passť.

- The KFC Chicken formula, rejected by dozens of investors.

- The novel 'Catch 22' ...... rejected by all the publishing houses

- The Honda 50. Was rejected by serious bikers, serious motor traders & magazines, and serious investors. One of the most successful motorbikes ever.

what others ?

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Pay for a BBC TV license ? yeah, right.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 14 Jan 22 5.01pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

The disposal razorblade and I think it took 30 years to catch on.

Moan United Class of 92 you never win anything with kids.

Mobile phone, gimmick for businessmen.

 


One more point

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 14 Jan 22 5.05pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Confederacy of Dunces.

 


'Who are you and how did you get in here? I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' (Leslie Nielsen)

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 14 Jan 22 5.05pm Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

IBM pooh poohed the idea of people having their own personal computers, so allowed Bill Gates to storm in with Windows. They then had to play 'catch up' when Microsoft changed the world.

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 14 Jan 22 5.06pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

vhs?

 

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 14 Jan 22 5.08pm Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Maggie saying in 1969 that there won't be a woman PM in her life time.

But that was probably mind games.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 14 Jan 22 5.10pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Slimey Toad

IBM pooh poohed the idea of people having their own personal computers, so allowed Bill Gates to storm in with Windows. They then had to play 'catch up' when Microsoft changed the world.

Correct. Bill Gates didn't even develop DOS the first operating system he bought it off another start up and then sold it to IBM.
Windows the replacement to DOS was developed by Rank Xerox and Gates was inspired (I'm trying to be polite) to develop it.

 


One more point

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 14 Jan 22 5.40pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Love beads. Who'd have thought they'd become an everyday thing?

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 14 Jan 22 7.39pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

it is, of course, possible to get panned even after your success.


I heard a rumour of Tom Waits at a small rural pub in Ireland. shuffling over to the piano in the corner. Banging out a few tunes before the Landlord asked him to quieten down 'all the screeching and noise, its upsetting some of the elderly folk who want a quiet drink'

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Pay for a BBC TV license ? yeah, right.

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

Love beads. Who'd have thought they'd become an everyday thing?

Iíve lost mine. Has any one seen them?

 


Vive le Roy!

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 14 Jan 22 10.05pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by the.universal

Iíve lost mine. Has any one seen them?

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 15 Jan 22 8.07am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Don't Stop Believin' by Journey - bombed in the UK on its release in 1981. A top 10 hit in 2010.

Roy Hodgson - need I say more?

 


Palace since 19 August 1972. Palace 1 (Tony Taylor) Liverpool 1 (Emlyn Hughes)

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