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>> No. 66920 Billbob
12th October 2020
Monday 9:55 am
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Do you even respect the war if you're not wearing a poppy yet?
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>> No. 71366 R4GE
4th October 2022
Tuesday 8:42 am
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The Sacrifice For Survival lot are "controversial", although what they're actually doing is fairly tame compared to say, Wynn Bruce in April this year.
>> No. 71367 YubYub
4th October 2022
Tuesday 9:10 am
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I'm fairly certain kids know how to set their arm on fire with lighter fluid without actually hurting themselves, but that's evidently beyond the capabilities of maddie budd.
>> No. 71368 Ambulancelad
4th October 2022
Tuesday 10:20 am
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What gave you the impression they were trying to do it without hurting themselves?
>> No. 71369 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 10:26 am
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She's a very hirsute lady. If those brows, pitts or tash caught aflame she'd go up like a scarecrow.
>> No. 71370 Auntiefucker
4th October 2022
Tuesday 10:28 am
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Not to mention her undoubtedly hairy fanny.


>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
/101/28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 33622 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 9:04 pm
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>Don't start appropriating solid Marxist principles to justify your degeneracy

I'm struggling to understand what marxism has to do will all this in the first place.

Is he saying that there are more fat people in capitalism than in marxism?
>> No. 33623 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 9:27 pm
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I'm saying that it is in the interests of consumer capitalism to create a perpetual sense of dissatisfaction. We are constantly sold and re-sold the idea that we are not good enough, that our lives are not good enough, that what we truly desire is perpetually just out of reach.

There can be no end to this process, because the economic system in which we live is completely dependent on miserable people spending money they don't have on stuff they don't need. In a consumer capitalist society in which most people are fat, it is necessary for us to be taught that fat is ugly; equally, in a consumer capitalist society in which most people are thin, it would be necessary for us to be taught that thin is ugly. We must be told that we are inadequate so that we may be sold something which promises to cure that inadequacy.

It is not a matter of "lowering your standards", but realising that your standards were imposed on you by people who spend billions of pounds a year on psychological manipulation in order to undermine your sense of self.
>> No. 33624 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 9:36 pm
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You would normally have a point, but this website does not own a TV, almost certainly has an adblocker installed on every device they own, and is generally at best a very minimal participant in mainstream culture. I don't think you can really describe us as helpless consumerist zombies out of They Live.

The forces you are describing exist, but the fact remains that you're just a wrong 'un, lad.
>> No. 33625 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 2:26 am
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There is no escape from capitalist realism.

>> No. 33626 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 10:00 am
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>Being a fat cunt is alright because society made me do it.



>> No. 36687 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:58 pm
/news/36687 Ukraine Crisis
Let's take a break from Thatcherlad arguing with Marxlad and talk about geopolitics. So what do we reckon about this year's bi-annual lurching forward of the doomsday clock?

I think this is a pretty sensible breakdown.

Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse. The extent to which the media portrays Russia as the unambiguous bad guys while NATO continues to push them borders on completely delusional, like saying the sky is green or the sea is made of sand. Russia and Putin are no saints by any means, but what did we (the West) expect by constantly encroaching on their security interests?

The UK and EU badly need to distance themselves from America, I feel like they are going to become dangerous friends to have if moments like this and China's overtures on Taiwan play out as their own Suez crisis.
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>> No. 39468 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 11:55 pm
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It'd need to be more of a Napoleon approach, if anything. Give him his own island to pretend he's in charge of, call it the true successor to the Soviet Union or whatever to make him happy.
>> No. 39469 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 12:16 am
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If you sent Putin to Argentina he'd have the Argies back on the Falklands in no time. Then Truss will emulate Thatcher, poorly, by trying to channel Thatcher and failing miserably.

The man is nothing if not a master troll.
>> No. 39470 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 12:18 am
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The question is if a system that is so Putin-centric will just let somebody come up to take his place. He will have made sure that nobody can threaten his power from within. But I guess that doesn't protect him from the entire system turning against him at some point.

The problem for the Russian people will likely be that whoever comes after Putin, Russia will probably not improve greatly from what it is now, which is a failed state.
>> No. 39471 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 1:04 am
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I mean that's the thing really. There will come a point where the war is clearly lost, and he's sat there leaning his head in one hand, and he goes "Mudak. Launch the nukes. Cyka blyat." and whatever general he gives the order to will presumably just go "Uh... Nyet, comrade. It's over." He goes "Arrest this man!" and the other guy goes "Nyet, I don't think I will." Then that's it. His power instantly evaporates.

Power is only power as long as people play along, that's the funny thing. Faced with the prospect of life or death people's priorities drastically change and the structures of hierarchy vanish like the mirages they are. I always think about those millionaire apocalypse prepper fantasies where they build a big bunker in New Zealand and they hire private security and blah blah blah... It would last about ten minutes after the actual apocalypse before the private security lot shot the millionaires they worked for in the head and took the place over for themselves.

However this ends, it's probably the end of Putin. We just have to worry about whoever fills the void without him. They almost certainly won't be any better.
>> No. 39472 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 2:54 am
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Those generals have skin in the game. They're corrupt and complicit in crimes against humanity. Unless they can count a successful coup and seize power for themselves, they're going down with the ship - either the next lot will put them up against the wall, or the ICC will have them.

Putin has very carefully filled positions of power with people who are compliant, unimaginative and lack initiative. He has fostered a culture of paranoia and rivalry in which he and his closest aides are the only bridge of communication between opposing factions. That's a large part of the reason why the Russian invasion has been such a shitshow, but it also secures Putin's position. It's not enough for people to lose faith in him, they need to coalesce around a replacement regime before they move against him.


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>> No. 96261 Anonymous
8th July 2022
Friday 10:25 pm
/pol/96261 Tory Leadership Breakdown (2022)
Who's gonna' win? Who's gonna' lose?

Every former cabinet bod is running by the looks of it. I heard the 1922 Committee wanted to set some rules to make sure that didn't happen, but Kemi Badenoch just announced her bid so I think that ship's sailed.
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>> No. 96906 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 4:51 pm
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>The Yanks appear to be attempting to stoke a deliberate recession and surge in unemployment in order to counteract inflation, compared to everyone else's decision to simply ride it out.

In my opinion, the BoE have been too slow in raising interest rates. It was obvious what was going to happen with inflation.

Truss went and fucked it, but the raise wouldn't have had to be so stark if the BoE hadn't artificially kept them so low for so long rather than gradually building them up earlier. I think what's certain is that the extremely low base rate of 2008 until the other week is a thing of the past and we're going back to 'normal'.
>> No. 96907 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 8:58 pm
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The Chinese Yuan has a lot to do with it too. There are a multitude of banks in China, all ultimately state-owned puppets. Between them they hold the biggest reserve of foreign currency in the world and as the Americans have been pushing up the value of the Dollar over the past year and the Yuan has been falling due to the ongoing effects of Chinas zero covid policy and housing-sector crisis, the chinese banks have engaged in coordinated selloffs of their reserves to try and prop up the yuan. Although a large part of the fall in GBP last week was on international markets, a big part of the loss of confidence amongst investors seems to have been prompted by Asian trading with a disproportionally large volume of transactions in GBP from China.
>> No. 96908 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 9:10 pm
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>Kwarteng has undone the thing that the City thought was reckless

Nope. Reversing the NI raise and slashing 1p off the income tax rate without any costing or plans is still reckless enough in itself. I think the markets had already priced in recklessness before the budget, they didn't react badly to the 45p tax rate because it was reckless they reacted badly because it was outright stupidity.
>> No. 96909 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 10:37 pm
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>> No. 96910 Anonymous
4th October 2022
Tuesday 2:16 am
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The reckless thing wasn't the tax cuts, it was unfunded tax cuts. The city were perfectly reassured once they were told that there would be another wave of brutal austerity. Abandoning the top rate change was just a sop for the rest of us. Obviously the rest of us aren't very reassured by that, but the financial system is fine with economically sustainable misery.


The chancellor is said to have told attendees at the reception of austerity-style budget cuts to come. The guests drank wine, champagne and cocktails and congratulated him on the measures announced in the House of Commons, according to the Sunday Times.

A source told the newspaper: “He wanted to give an unadulterated message of ‘growth, growth, growth’, and that’s why he didn’t talk about savings, because otherwise the [news] agenda would have been all about savings – ‘Where will you cut? What will you cut? Blah blah blah.’ They’re fully aware they have to make savings.”


>> No. 71351 Are Moaty
3rd October 2022
Monday 8:35 pm
/iq/71351 Climate activist 'pours human faeces' on Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial
>A memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore has been defaced by a climate activist campaigning against the use of private jets in the UK.
>Footage was posted online showing 21-year-old Maddie Budd pouring human waste on to the memorial of the late British army officer in Hatton, Derbyshire. The campaign group End UK Private Jets released the footage via its social media channels.
>Budd, a former medical student from Wales, said: “People are going to say that he’s a hero, people are going to say that this is profoundly, obscenely disrespectful to his life, and to the NHS he stood up for and I agree.
>“I was studying to become a doctor because I believe in taking care of people. If we believe that the NHS is important, if we believe in taking care of each other, if we believe that NHS workers are doing essential work, why are we forcing our healthcare system into collapse, why are we forcing our civilisation into collapse, why is basically no one taking this genocide of all humanity seriously?”
>She added: “All of this is true and the government won’t end UK private jets, every time one takes off, it pours a bucket of shit and blood on to everything that Captain Tom stood for.”
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>> No. 71358 Ambulancelad
3rd October 2022
Monday 11:23 pm
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I'd probably pull that face too after several weeks with constant diarrhoea like she has clearly just been through.
>> No. 71360 Searchfag
3rd October 2022
Monday 11:44 pm
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It's an actual memorial
>> No. 71361 Are Moaty
4th October 2022
Tuesday 12:51 am
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Despite this place being slow as fuck it happens a fair bit. Someone makes a post about something then a day or so later someone else posts about the same thing because they couldn't be arsed spending literally 10 seconds on /*/ to see if it's already been brought up.
>> No. 71362 YubYub
4th October 2022
Tuesday 1:03 am
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It was posted within some other thread I think. Does your magical 10 seconds include checking every thread as well?
>> No. 71365 Auntiefucker
4th October 2022
Tuesday 1:22 am
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Considering you wouldn't need to open the thread as the words "maddie budd" and "IF I ASKED A 21-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO COVER ME IN HER PISS AND SHIT" were both clearly visible on /*/ at the time this thread was made, no.


>> No. 2890 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 5:12 pm
/boo/2890 Please explain what the fuck is going on here boo-lads
Mr Danczuk described the warning that came after a vote in the House of Commons on Monday night when a senior Conservative MP “stepped out of the shadows” to confront him.

He said: “I’d never spoken to him before my life but he blocked my way and ushered me to one side.

“He warned me to think very carefully about what I was going to say the next day before the Home Affairs Select Committee when I’d be answering questions on child abuse.

“’I hear you’re about to challenge Lord Brittan about when he knew about child sex abuse,’ he said. ‘It wouldn’t be a wise move', he advised me. 'It was all put to bed a long time ago.’ He warned me I could even be responsible for his death.

“We looked at each other in silence for a second. I knew straight away he wasn’t telling me this out of concern or the man’s welfare. There was no compassion in his voice.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he added: “As politicians made their way out of Westminster, I had no doubt that other conversations like this were taking place.

“Indeed this was confirmed when I spoke to other members of the Select Committee the next day. They’d been paid similar visits. Phone calls had been made.”

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>> No. 5416 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 4:23 am
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>> No. 5455 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 10:09 pm
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Who is it lads?
>> No. 5456 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 10:12 pm
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Noel Edmonds, without a shadow of a doubt.
>> No. 5457 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 11:22 pm
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That's too obvious. He's top of everyone's list. Failing to investigate Noel Edmonds for being a closet wrong 'un would be like failing to investigate Usain Bolt for performance-enhancing drugs. He's such an obvious target that he must be clean or one of the thousands of suspicious people would have caught him by now.

Therefore, it is Graham Norton. Although I really hope it's Scott Mills; I never liked him.
>> No. 5458 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 11:36 pm
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>That's too obvious. He's top of everyone's list. Failing to investigate Noel Edmonds for being a closet wrong 'un would be like failing to investigate Usain Bolt for performance-enhancing drugs. He's such an obvious target that he must be clean or one of the thousands of suspicious people would have caught him by now.
You would have said the exact same thing about Savile


>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 71238 Samefag
11th August 2022
Thursday 4:14 pm
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Carol's currently making posts promoting sun cream. I wonder how much she costs.
>> No. 71239 Ambulancelad
11th August 2022
Thursday 6:02 pm
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I am saging and hiding this thread.
>> No. 71306 Are Moaty
7th September 2022
Wednesday 2:10 pm
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>> No. 71307 Crabkiller
7th September 2022
Wednesday 4:17 pm
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Those tits are ridiculous
>> No. 71359 Ambulancelad
3rd October 2022
Monday 11:36 pm
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But definitely not fake, she hasn't had any work done, honest!


>> No. 452571 Anonymous
18th July 2022
Monday 6:48 am
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New weekday thread: apocalyptic edition.
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>> No. 454564 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 6:53 pm
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I think he just made a joke elsewhere on this site and now he's trying to get someone to fistbump him. Don't fall for his lies.
>> No. 454568 Anonymous
1st October 2022
Saturday 8:51 am
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>someone is to grab their fist when they offer it for a fist bump. the term was coined because the created ball is said to look like a cabbage. cabbage must be said after cabbaging someone.

>Your child approaches and offers you a fist bump. Again, due to a feeling of joy at a shared moment between two generations, you gladly participate. At this point, they swiftly open their hand, grab your fist and shout “cabbage!”
>> No. 454576 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 5:28 pm
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Is it strange to email a company/organisation about jobs you're not qualified for? I saw a few job adverts that caught my eye and whilst I have a lot of industry experience, it's not in the side that they specialise in. There was a contact on the adverts so I've sent her an email asking what I can do from the outside to get to that level or if there are other roles she thinks I'd be better suited for where I'd be able to work my way up. Nothing ventured nothing gained, but I don't know if this is the done thing.
>> No. 454577 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 5:42 pm
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>Is it strange to email a company/organisation about jobs you're not qualified for?

It doesn't really matter. The worst case scenario is that someone will look at your email, conclude you're a timewaster and promptly forget all about you. You've got literally nothing to lose by taking a punt.
>> No. 454578 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 10:11 pm
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Your chances aren't great if your job application is completely left field, but it also depends on the industry. I used to work in sales for a bit, and we were generally open towards people who hadn't worked in the field before. You would normally start out in a junior position with somewhat meagre pay, but if you proved yourself, then it really didn't matter if you had a degree in archaeology and your only sales experience was selling popcorn and drinks at a cinema (we actually hired one guy like that).

But the more specific the skills and knowledge are that that company's HR has made up its mind you'll need, the less your chances of landing that job if you're not as such formally qualified. You'll probably have better luck if both the job description and the required skills read a bit more wishy washy.


>> No. 31683 Anonymous
10th March 2021
Wednesday 7:27 pm
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Almost all young women in the UK have been sexually harassed, survey finds

Virtually all young women in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment, according to a survey from UN Women UK, which warns that most women have lost faith that the abuse will be dealt with. Among women aged 18-24, 97% said they had been sexually harassed, while 80% of women of all ages said they had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces.

Should we, as a gender, be doing more to tackle sexual harassment?
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>> No. 39450 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 9:55 am
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>"Some people believe that increased gender equality only benefits women and do not see the benefits for society as a whole."

You'd think backing female autonomy would get women on side with fighting eskimo oppression or trans-exclusionary rhetoric or whatever the bogeyman of the day is for the right.

The only benefit I can see from their perspective of curtailing womens rights is to slowly shift the Overton window towards authoritarianism / state control over the individual. Part of me wants to believe that's just paranoia though.
>> No. 39451 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 10:01 am
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>Furthermore, young men are more likely to see women’s progress at their expense and the trend is most prominent in areas with high unemployment and less trust in institutions, according to the findings.
This is true though. Young women are doing better than young men on everything.
>> No. 39452 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 10:55 am
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Not at giving blowjobs.
>> No. 39453 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 12:18 pm
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This study is quite clearly ideologically biased, that doesn't make for good science.

Either way stuff like this is quite typical of the broader liberal inability to grapple with the reasons their political project is rapidly failing to maintain dominance. Instead of engaging with the evidence and understanding why they are losing support, they always make up some bogeyman to shift the blame, for misleading people away from the self evident truth and righteousness of feminism, LGBTQIA++, racecraft, etc.

What a shame.
>> No. 39454 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 2:14 pm
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I think otherlad meant that young women are doing better as in are better off, living in more favourable circumstances, not "are better" as in more skilled in everything.


>> No. 444214 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 6:05 pm
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Lads, I've just opened my packet of mozzarella sticks and there were 13 in there rather than the 12 there's supposed to be.

I thought I'd share my outrageous good fortune with you in the hope that my good luck rubs off on you. If it does, let me know.
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>> No. 445876 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 6:38 pm
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Today's pack of mozzarella sticks contained 13. Let the good times roll.
>> No. 448673 Anonymous
31st December 2021
Friday 6:49 pm
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McDonald's missed a large fries off, so they re-did the entire order plus the fries they missed first time round. I am stuffed.
>> No. 454573 Anonymous
2nd October 2022
Sunday 12:51 pm
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I went to Morrisons and someone had left their 5p off a litre of fuel voucher at the till, so thanks to that I've saved £1.05 when filling up my car.
>> No. 454574 Anonymous
2nd October 2022
Sunday 1:59 pm
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I got two packs of Gruyère for the price of one because one of the labels stuck the packs together, and the packers presumably didn't have the time or the fucks to separate them.
>> No. 454575 Anonymous
3rd October 2022
Monday 12:14 am
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>> No. 5128 Anonymous
14th August 2022
Sunday 8:21 pm
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Walter Lewin's physics lectures. They're some of the best lectures on physics.

8.01x - MIT Physics I: Classical Mechanics

8.02x - MIT Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

8.03 - MIT Physics III: Vibrations and Waves
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>> No. 5134 Anonymous
15th September 2022
Thursday 8:56 pm
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>> No. 5135 Anonymous
15th September 2022
Thursday 10:36 pm
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Watching some of those feels like tearing perforated paper.
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1st October 2022
Saturday 9:53 pm
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>> No. 5142 Anonymous
2nd October 2022
Sunday 2:25 pm
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Hint: Put the closed captions on


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>> No. 23449 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 11:00 pm
/v/23449 What are you watching right now?
I suppose we need a /v/ equivalent of the /e/ and /beat/ threads.

I've started watching Life on Mars again, but this time in HD on Netflix, and have only just realised it was filmed on... film. That or transferred to film and re-digitised for Netflix. The version Netflix has is absolutely covered in dust marks.
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>> No. 24550 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 2:17 pm
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Bojack Horseman? It's about a whacky cartoon horse who hates himself because he's a bad person. Surprisingly uplifting.
>> No. 24551 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 9:42 pm
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>>24545 The Blue Jam radio series is like therapy for me. It's brilliant Chris Morris comedy mainly about people having breakdowns set to great music. I go back to it every few years when the world gets too much.
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29th September 2022
Thursday 10:08 pm
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>> No. 24553 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 7:27 pm
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I enjoyed the TV series a lot even if sometimes it did feel like they were strugling to stretch the episodes out to twenty five mintues
The opening theme has been stuck in my head for a full week now
>> No. 24554 Anonymous
2nd October 2022
Sunday 11:27 am
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>they were strugling to stretch the episodes out to twenty five mintues
Oh absolutely. They should have been shorts.


>> No. 1277 Anonymous
4th July 2010
Sunday 1:26 am
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Awright lads. Anyone fae Edinburgh?
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>> No. 3581 Anonymous
10th September 2020
Thursday 9:35 pm
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When this thread bumped again I remember vaguely I wrote this post but was surprised it was only last year I was expecting at least 3. I can remember posts from years before much more vividly. Funny how memory works.
>> No. 3602 Anonymous
1st August 2021
Sunday 8:21 pm
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>Anyone get up to much during the Fringe this year?

Bumped for the yet again non-existent 2021 audience.
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1st October 2022
Saturday 1:55 pm
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>Anyone get up to much during the Fringe this year?

Bumped for the 2022 audience.
>> No. 3708 Anonymous
2nd October 2022
Sunday 10:46 am
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Didn't Fringe happen already? There was a fuss because the council workers were striking and some well meaning but poor thinking acts tried to scab.
>> No. 3709 Anonymous
2nd October 2022
Sunday 11:24 am
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Are you joking? Nobody can afford to get a train ticket to Edinburgh any more.


>> No. 452420 Anonymous
9th July 2022
Saturday 8:02 am
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New weekend thread.

It's going to reach about 30° tomorrow. Godspeed, lads.
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>> No. 454565 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 9:12 pm
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Wake up babe, new Georg just dropped.
>> No. 454566 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 11:04 pm
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Sarah Millican is on the new series of Taskmaster. I hope there are plenty of tasks that involve bouncing and jiggling.
>> No. 454567 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 11:30 pm
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Fat Stewart Lee, as acknowledged in his new iPlayer show Tornado, looks exactly like fat Jim Davidson. He doesn't acknowledge that but it's true.
>> No. 454571 Anonymous
1st October 2022
Saturday 11:14 pm
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I started crying because I love Rocco Botte so much just now.
>> No. 454572 Anonymous
2nd October 2022
Sunday 10:37 am
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Fuck, now he's going to take twice as long to get to the joke because of his COPD. I can't wait 40 minutes.


>> No. 5456 Anonymous
4th April 2014
Friday 3:02 am
/lit/5456 Vurt
This was really good.
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>> No. 7416 Anonymous
1st September 2022
Thursday 2:18 pm
7416 The Oregon Trail, Francis Parkman, 1849
This is a real travel journal from a Harvard grad who explores the wild west.

It is from the period where native indian tribes ("savages") still roamed the endless prarie and hunted the countless buffalo. The author kills plenty of buffalo himself, mostly just for fun, and because they are ugly and there are so many of them. He also has various interesting encounters with different varieties of indian, and with the settlers heading along the oregon trail to the west coast.

I thought it was very well written and I enjoyed it.

Pic related, the author.
>> No. 7418 Anonymous
1st September 2022
Thursday 6:13 pm
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An anti-war classic, I first found out about it after watching the music video to Metallica's "One", then watching the movie, and finally buying the book.

The book is written in kind of a continuous stream of consciousness style, often even without much punctuation, which sometimes makes it confusing and all over the place. But it contains many stark and highly quotable passages about the horrors of war.
>> No. 7426 Anonymous
24th September 2022
Saturday 11:24 am
7426 Voyage around the world, Bougainville, 1766 - 1769
A captain's journal from one of the first sailing expeditions around the world. Interesting observations of Buenos Aires, The Falkland islands, Tierra del Fuego, Tahiti and Indonesia. Also lots of rather boring nautical observations about location and the depth of the sea.

As part of the voyage the captain delivers the Falklands from the French to the Spanish, and the English translator (translation done in 1772) leaves an angry note claiming the English discovered them first.

This journal is apparently where Tahiti got its reputation as a free loving paradise. The sailors arrive there and are promptly invited to have group sex with the wives of the natives. The captain seems rather a prude though and the descriptions of these events are disappointingly brief.
>> No. 7427 Anonymous
27th September 2022
Tuesday 10:55 pm
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This was weird. Not good weird or bad weird, just weird.

Mr Phillips is a middle aged accountant who has been made redundant but hasn't been able to let his family know, so the following Monday he pretends to go to work but aimlessly meanders around London instead. If you want to read about a man trying to mentally work out how many women in the country have appeared on page three or how many people have both bungee jumped and had anal sex then this is the book for you. The sexual obsession includes a passage on getting a waft of his wife's cunt-whiff while they're spooning in bed together and Mr Phillips feeling a twitch in his cock while he watches a couple of girls play tennis.

I don't think it helped that the cover repeatedly mentioned how funny the book was, but I didn't find that to be the case. There's lots of observations on the mundane but the only part I found remotely amusing was the plot of the porno he watched in a sex shop.
>> No. 7428 Anonymous
1st October 2022
Saturday 9:25 am
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I'm going to have to stop reading the reviews on the cover because, as with Mr Phillips, this has left me with the wrong expectations before reading the book. It's not really a humorous book and it shouldn't be promoted as such. The story is well crafted and easy to read but a lot of the witticisms didn't land for me.

Animal Lovers is a tale about a man whose wife leaves him to go and live about a hundred miles away at a protest camp against the badger cull, so he decides to join as well in the hope of winning her back. Ultimately this story is about his flaws, his delusions, his self destructive tendencies and general cynicism whilst being very non-committal about making anything of his life. There's very little depth to the cast of supporting characters or actual protesting itself, which are only really there as the background to move the plot along; the setting could easily have been about something else without having any real impact on the story.


>> No. 4633 Anonymous
1st August 2010
Sunday 2:24 pm
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Look at this fucking thing, /nom/. Gaze upon it.

Fucking yum.

(It's five or six inches in diameter, in case the scale isn't obvious.)
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>> No. 15289 Anonymous
24th September 2022
Saturday 9:37 pm
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Ahh I believe that's a dryads saddle.
>> No. 15290 Anonymous
24th September 2022
Saturday 9:49 pm
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It might be a Dryad's Saddle, cerioporus squamosus.

Wikipedia says it's edible when young, but older specimens soon become unsavoury because they assume a rubbery, corklike texture.

Disclaimer: DO NOT, under any circumstances, infer from this that I'm saying you're ok to eat them.
>> No. 15291 Anonymous
24th September 2022
Saturday 10:25 pm
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Yes this. is my first point of call for identifying edible mushrooms.
They say its better dried as used as a mushroom stock rather than eaten whole.

(Don't just go on youtube, as well as the usual problem of people who don't know what they're talking about, you also have the more specific problem of mushrooms being very localised and what's safe to eat in one country has poisonous lookalikes in different regions.)
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24th September 2022
Saturday 10:54 pm
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>you also have the more specific problem of mushrooms being very localised and what's safe to eat in one country has poisonous lookalikes in different regions.

I've read that a lot of people from eastern Europe who come here mistake the destroying angel or even a more pale coloured specimen of the death cap for the bearded amanita which grows there but not here, and is a popular edible mushroom in those countries. So yeah, always be careful.

We once went mushroom foraging in Majorca in autumn, we encountered loads of mushrooms in the mountains there, but decided to pass on almost all of them because we had no real idea what they were. We did find a shedload of chanterelles in one area, so we decided to take just those.
>> No. 15299 Anonymous
1st October 2022
Saturday 2:24 am
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Found some pennybun, larch boletes and parasols tonight.

Parasols have a distinct nut flavour, somewhere between peanut and hazelnut. Tasted kind of weird together with the other ones. I know they are much appreciated by other mushroom foragers, but I don't think I'll eat them again.


>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.

Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range. When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards - with the older cohort better than the younger.

Cue lots of finger pointing and nothing changing.
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>> No. 96077 Anonymous
27th June 2022
Monday 11:43 pm
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Quite right that getting educated is a fundamentally good thing, but we do need to draw the distinction between that and getting an education, especially nowadays when any cunt can download a copy of Ashcroft and Mermin from libgen and teach themselves solid state physics at their own pace, probably to greater effect than most universities could. I'm saying this as a career academic, higher education is little more than a qualification-printing service and most of the genuinely smart people I've known in science and in life have been self-taught.
>> No. 96078 Anonymous
27th June 2022
Monday 11:55 pm
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It's a good thing universities teach how to learn, think critically and research then.
>> No. 96079 Anonymous
28th June 2022
Tuesday 3:50 am
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>Truly reaching for the starts there aren't you.

Most people who work in an office are engaged in routine clerical work. They might not think that it's routine clerical work, but they're basically an algorithm in an easy-iron shirt. You have to go a long way up the org chart before you find people who actually have meaningful autonomy; practically everyone else just turns a predictable set of inputs into a predictable set of outputs.


>It's a good thing universities teach how to learn, think critically and research then.

If they're actually trying to do that, then they're failing miserably. Everyone I know who uses scientific literature as a resource has a very poor opinion of academia due to the incredibly poor signal-to-noise ratio of supposedly prestigious journals. It's very rare to find a paper that is actually replicable. At best, no more than 5% of papers contain even a crumb of useful data - the rest are just concoctions of bad statistics, undocumented methodologies and outright fabrication that serve no purpose other than to produce an impressive-looking abstract and a line on someone's academic CV. The literature is drowning in bullshit, because the incentives to publish vastly outweigh the incentives to verify. Given how low the standards are in the hard sciences, I shudder to think of the absolute bollocks they must be churning out in the humanities.
>> No. 96080 Anonymous
28th June 2022
Tuesday 12:22 pm
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I feel like you wind up with a problem where a bullshit humanities paper might always have a higher value than a bullshit scientific paper. If you bullshit a paper about chemistry or physics then your rocket isn't going to work. The use of the thing is tied directly to practical application. By contrast if you bullshit a paper about philosophy or even about politics or history, you might still have written something interesting and novel that can be built upon in some way.
It feels like the kind of thing that someone would usually say to attack the validity of the humanities as a whole, but I'm viewing it as an entirely neutral difference. I've nothing against paying people to write nonsense without any practical application if they're writing interesting nonsense. Nobody should have to write filler, though. Filler is boring.
>> No. 96870 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 4:23 pm
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Fucking hell, have we made it onto a really shitty spamlist?
I mean, this is low quality shite, and there's more of a trickle than usual.


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>> No. 71338 Paedofag
30th September 2022
Friday 2:25 pm
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30th September 2022
Friday 2:47 pm
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>> No. 28167 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 6:59 pm
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What's the deal with these extra RCA connectors on my old stereo system? Presumably they're for powering the tweeter but the speakers that come with it sound tinny and rubbish, and I've never seen speakers that have RCA cables for the tweeter. Was this Panasonic's way of getting you to use their proprietary speakers or summat?
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>> No. 28171 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 9:06 pm
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So is this one of those all in one systems?

I need to find time to fix my CD player. I haven't had it on for about ten years because all my music comes from my desktop PC or the FM tuner, and it appears that the lubricants inside the CD player have dried up or something. The tray closes although it sometimes needs a push, and then the disc struggles to spin up and three times out of four I get a read error. It's a Denon from the early 2000s and cost 400 quid even back then, so I'm reluctant to bin it.
>> No. 28172 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 9:25 pm
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Bi-amping has been around for ages.

A lot of surround receivers can be configured to use spare surround channels as bi-amp outputs for the main stereo pair. There are a lot of configurations where this makes perfect sense. Some people will want the switching capabilities of a surround receiver without actually wanting a surround setup, in which case you're probably going to use much bigger main speakers that would benefit from extra power. Some people will have big front speakers, but no space or desire for the extra pair of speakers in a 7.1 setup. Obviously it's a feature you'll only typically find on more expensive receivers, but it isn't a new idea by any means.

There's also the weird audiophile foolishness of "bi-wiring", using separate speaker cables for the woofer and tweeter but connecting them both to the same amplifier output. This is entirely pointless, but we are talking about people who will spend hundreds of pounds on "premium" cables in the belief that pure silver wire sounds better than copper.
>> No. 28173 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 10:57 pm
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> but we are talking about people who will spend hundreds of pounds on "premium" cables in the belief that pure silver wire sounds better than copper

There's always been a lot of voodo going around when it comes to that.

You can probably hear a difference between the thin wires that a lot of speakers come with and some decent hi-fi cable, but expecting the difference to be night and day could leave you disappointed.

I once had a 25-ft, four-channel RCA cable custom made to connect my stereo VCR to my hi-fi system (this was before I had even the most basic soldering skills), and they talked me into low-oxygen cable. Which cost about double the price of regular stranded copper cable, but they told me that when you've got a 25-ft cable, it starts to make a difference. I'm still not sure to this day if it does. I know that it's supposed to lower impedance and cause less signal loss, but it still sounds like a marketing gimmick to me.
>> No. 28174 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 11:54 pm
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I'm willing to buy into that sort of voodoo stuff more when it comes to a fully analogue signal chain, where it's at least plausible (if more than likely highly exaggerated) that every component makes a difference to the end result. And at any rate, if you're going to be the kind of hipster to still listens to vinyl or whatever in 2022, why half arse it?

And there's always merit to shielded, balanced cables in my experience; I got a new pair of monitors a year or two back, but only had cheapo cables because I didn't realise they only took TRS or XLR. So I could actually hear what I eventually figured out was the coil whine of my graphics card's power delivery amplified through the speakers, because evidently it was causing electromagnetic interference to the speaker cables.

As soon as you get to anything digital though, nah, fuck off, it's 100% bollocks.
>> No. 28175 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 1:46 pm
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>if you're going to be the kind of hipster to still listens to vinyl or whatever in 2022, why half arse it?

Vinyl is a tough one though, because its sound has its imperfections and you might end up just bringing out a record's scratches and crackles more.

About 25 to 30 years ago, recording audio on a stereo hi-fi VCR was as close as you could get to perfect sound without buying a dedicated reel to reel machine. Digital audio capture with your computer was also still in its infancy as most desktop PCs didn't have enough disk space to record hours of 16-bit stereo wav audio, and early MP3 encoders both lacked sound quality and were too slow to transcode live audio. A few commercial radio stations even pre-recorded their audio programmes on VHS tape because it was ubiquitous and cheap, as even mid-range tape formulations when used in hi-fi mode exceeded quality requirements for radio broadcasts.

I've still got a few VHS tapes from the early to mid 90s where I recorded entire evenings on Radio 1. Haven't listened to them in 30 years. Maybe I'll digitise them one of these days. There's bound to be loads of interesting stuff on there.


>> No. 19373 Anonymous
2nd March 2011
Wednesday 7:12 pm
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I just wanted an excuse to post her. So then I thought-


i.e. images you couldn't think to categorise in another thread but really want more people to see.
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>> No. 43011 Anonymous
21st April 2022
Thursday 7:29 pm
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I think Jeremy Beadle would work as a joke there.
>> No. 43012 Anonymous
21st April 2022
Thursday 7:56 pm
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Jeremy Beadle's got a tiny cock.

On the other hand, it's massive.
>> No. 43013 Anonymous
22nd April 2022
Friday 12:46 am
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She's got one boob bigger than the other which matches his famous hand position.

It is from an old Bruce Lee joke a friend told me back in 2000.
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4th May 2022
Wednesday 4:22 pm
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>> No. 43185 Anonymous
30th September 2022
Friday 1:31 pm
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The lass from Haysi Fantayzee was a real beauty.


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