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|>>|| No. 17297
I hate it when threads get too long to comfortably load in their entirety.
|>>|| No. 17298
I hate it when I'm trying to locate a thread in catalogue mode only to realise its author attached an image that's of no relevance whatsoever.
This picture is a lot prettier though.
|>>|| No. 17299
I'm really glad my successful MK II 101 thread came to a close, it was really getting unwieldy.
|>>|| No. 17300
I'll start off with a family thing. Having to speak to people who I dislike at best because reasons. If it was up to me, I wouldn't talk to this person ever again but it has to be done. I just hate trying to think of things to say to someone who I have nothing in common with just because we're related.
|>>|| No. 17301
I have this issue at work, there are some pillocks I can't muster the energy to talk to. And they can't seem to get the hint. Fuck off and leave me to my work.
|>>|| No. 17302
The rise of using the word populist negatively to mean something that is in the interests of most people but you personally disagree with it. Because everyone else is stoopid and I want to show I'm superior to them, amirite?
|>>|| No. 17303
Just press "last 50 posts", that Mk II thread is a historical document. Alright, whatever.
>everyone else is stoopid and I want to show I'm superior to them
That always holds true for me, and I never say "populist".
|>>|| No. 17305
My m8s girlfriend uses tumblr a lot and it leaks into realworld conversations. I'm an art grad so I'm fairly used to people with particular political habits, but it's like I'm walking on a knife-edge here. Well easy to piss her off.
|>>|| No. 17306
I'd deliberately wind her up. I do this with any of my mates who think wanting to reduce immigration makes someone a racist and they always fall for it.
|>>|| No. 17307
People saying anti-social when they mean unsociable.
|>>|| No. 17308
Or more specifically, his smarmy face on every fucking thing ever, in every fucking shop everywhere.
|>>|| No. 17309
Who is this woman. She is beautiful.
Please tell me there is porn of her.
|>>|| No. 17323
When websites (like, oh I dunno, Digital Spy) can't be bothered to reply when you email their tech support. Lazy bastards.
|>>|| No. 17324
That's nothing next to their policy of deciding for themselves what constitutes a real email address.
|>>|| No. 17326
A blanket ban on hotmail would be a step down for them. They insist that you must use the address provided by your ISP.
|>>|| No. 17327
What the hell could Bez tell me about the British economy that I didn't already know?
Hell, I know a man who is Bez. The only difference between the man I know and the actual Bez, is that the man I know wasn't in the Happy Mondays, and Bez was barely in the Happy Mondays himself!
I'm glad I'm not seriously intelligent, or else there's no way I wouldn't be drunk 18 hours a day.
|>>|| No. 17329
>is that the man I know wasn't in the Happy Mondays
To be fair, neither was Oh, I see you already did that one.
|>>|| No. 17330
You think you have it bad, my mother was a right bitch to me earlier when I traipsed round her house at her invitation to have dinner, when she could clearly see that I'm carrying what appears to be a chest infection, whooping cough and bubonic plague all at once. What happened to the cool flannels on my forehead? What happened to the soft words and "oh sweetums I know your throat is a hurty wurty but we'll go to the zoo on Saturday if you're feeling better"? This woman was meant to have birthed me.
What a cow.
|>>|| No. 17331
Bez followed me on twitter briefly. I don't know why. I never followed him and I have an egg avatar and have never tweeted anything. Then he unfollowed me.
Sage for being germane to nothing.
|>>|| No. 17332
Oh, for fuck's sake. Just as I'm about to go to bed, one of the fucking smoke alarms decides to announce its battery is running low. Naturally it does this VERY FUCKING LOUDLY.
|>>|| No. 17333
It's your own fault for having batteries in your smoke alarm. Just take them out like all us normal people.
|>>|| No. 17336
People who have an issue with breastfeeding.
I just like, totally do not understand what the problem is. I can't even begin to comprehend it. Maybe I'm stirring up a hornets nest, but it's just one of those things that are on another level to my entire consciousness. Thinking about it is akin to trying to understand the dreams of a bee.
|>>|| No. 17337
I posted this in the previous thread >>17081.
I don't have any issues with breastfeeding whatsoever, but it annoys me that a lot of the women you see complaining in the news that they were asked to be discreet seem to be the 'me! me! me!' types that are completely wrapped up in their own importance and are afflicted with the need to share everything about their lives.
|>>|| No. 17338
Are they? How on Earth can you tell that from a brief news spot? And how does that matter? If the shittiest, most teeth grindingly annoying woman wants to breastfeed her child, what difference does it make?
|>>|| No. 17340
It's a strange issue. On the one hand it's perfectly normal and people shouldn't be offended by it, but on the other hand it's not unreasonable for women to expect some people to be uncomfortable with it. Most of the women who are very vocal about the problem, seem to be the type of people who are going out of their way to annoy people.
A while ago there was that woman who had a photo of her sitting on a kerb on a high-street, eating a gregs sausage roll and breastfeeding, that was posted up on facebook with something like "lol tramp" as the caption. To be fair, she'd have looked like a tramp even if she wasn't breastfeeding a baby. (Although it's still an incredibly shitty thing for anyone to post a photo of a stranger up on facebook with an insult like that in any situation)
|>>|| No. 17341
>>17336 Women who act like it's equivalent to the equal rights movements of the 60s in the deep south of America.
|>>|| No. 17342
Like I said, I don't really care about breastfeeding. It could be any issue that they're complaining in the news about really, I just don't like the increasingly widespread need to overshare and inflated sense of self worth.
|>>|| No. 17343
It definitely has parallels, you'd have to be being deliberately obtuse not to see them.
|>>|| No. 17344
Parallels, yes. But the same magnitude? no.
Being asked not to leave your tits hanging out in the middle of a restaurant, is not quite as severe an abuse of human rights as that.
|>>|| No. 17345
I for one am outraged at the possibility of seeing a tit. Can't imagine anything worse. Horrible, awful things, absolutely sickening. I once saw a tit in 1992 and I've never been the same since.
|>>|| No. 17346
I know, it's awful. I saw a copy of the Sun in a newsagents once, it messed me up so badly that I need to look at cocks everyday or I start getting nightmares.
Which is another thing, women are asking to ban page 3 in the Sun to protect their children, at the same time they're asking to be allowed to get their tits out in public for their children. Such hypocrisy.
|>>|| No. 17347
Someone's left a pasty in the kitchen and I don't know whose it is, or why it's there but if it's still there by nine I'm eating it.
Call the rozzers, I don't give a fuck.
But he never said that, you spaz. He said parallels, he never said it was the same thing. Stop going on like he did.
|>>|| No. 17348
>Which is another thing, women are asking to ban page 3 in the Sun to protect their children, at the same time they're asking to be allowed to get their tits out in public for their children.
You can guarantee they'll be whipping their tits out in front of their kids when the breastapo arrange their inevitable mass feed-in at Claridges and all the poor siblings get dragged along.
|>>|| No. 17349
>But he never said that, you spaz. He said parallels, he never said it was the same thing. Stop going on like he did.
I didn't say he did. You're the one making a big deal of it, you silly sausage.
|>>|| No. 17350
I saw a whole bunch of them at the office Christmas party earlier. I honestly don't think I'll ever recover.
|>>|| No. 17351
You know that feeling when you're tanked on Stella and have been doing double nos balloons at a party where you know no one and everyone seems so much younger than you and you're crying on the way home because you just hope your ex is happy after wasting two years of your life on them.
Yeah, fuck that feeling.
|>>|| No. 17354
>Clare Mariscal, 36, carried a banner which read: “That’s what breasts are for, stupid.”
Now personally I don't have any issue with women breastfeeding in restaurants or whatever, but this really is a fucking stupid argument. There are two things that my dick is "for" and if I did either of them in the middle of a restaurant I'm pretty sure Clare would be less than impressed.
|>>|| No. 17355
A restaurant is a place for eating. Breastfeeding in a restaurant is exactly as appropriate as pissing in a toilet.
|>>|| No. 17357
Children should not be in restaurants in the first place, especially not somewhere like Claridges.
|>>|| No. 17358
Well I'm not allowed to bring other food into a restaurant. Let alone if I was eating it with my dick out.
|>>|| No. 17359
I'm going to assume you're not trolling and are just too obtuse to understand the distinction. Breasts on Page 3 are sexualised and there for titillation. Breasts in the mouths of babies are not sexualised and are there to feed the babies. It's not hypocrisy to decry the first breasts and support the second breasts; it's giving back to women the choice of when where and why they can get their tits out, which they are currently denied as in Claridges etc.
|>>|| No. 17360
I know it's hard to portray sarcasm on the internet, but I thought it was pretty obvious there.
|>>|| No. 17361
So you saw this:
>I saw a copy of the Sun in a newsagents once, it messed me up so badly that I need to look at cocks everyday or I start getting nightmares.
and your response was:
>I'm going to assume you're not trolling
Honest question, are you intoxicated?
|>>|| No. 17363
>maybe I'm stirring up a hornets nest
I am rarely so accurate.
(A good day to you Sir!)
|>>|| No. 17364
There's a guy in one of my uni classes who doesn't stop talking during lectures. It's been 3 months and there's never been a lecture without him chatting. Usually about the football too. Doesn't even whisper.
I want to smack him in the face. He's already been shushed once to which he ignored and kept chatting.
|>>|| No. 17366
Tell your lecturer that you're unable to concentrate due to this individual.
|>>|| No. 17368
This. Or, you could do what a guy in my human structure and function lecture did and turn around and ball them out in such resounding fashion that everyone cheered.
|>>|| No. 17369
There's a guy in my lectures who usually feels the need to shout out some unfunny joke, like he's the class clown in year 7.
|>>|| No. 17372
I'm a course rep so I could probably tell them there's a disruptive student in the class and the lecturer should intervene at my next meeting. Though the next meeting is in February.
|>>|| No. 17374
I hate it when people don't stack things in the washing up bowl properly, e.g. from the bottom up: a bowl, big plate, small pan, big plate, bowl with spoon in it, small plate balanced precariously thereon etc.
Grinds my semi-autismal gears it does, even seeing someone wash up without organisinvthe bowl properly gets me going.
|>>|| No. 17375
The really pretty lady with really big boobs on Pointless isn't going to win, so she's not going to jump up and down with excitement.
|>>|| No. 17378
I was going to insult her for her unfamiliarity with Radio 4, but to do so seems silly when most respondents to the Pointless survey failed either to recognise the United States' flag or name its currency. That has to be massively divergent from a representative sample of the general adult population, right?
|>>|| No. 17380
Exactly my point, it's a complete pot luck plunging your hands into the warm suds with some people, after they've left something to soak for a while. Yes, I do bother to help with washing up things because a clean cooking space is pretty much vital, usually to no personal benefit because the sadsacks I live with can't be arsed to fucking do it themselves. They whinge about washing up not being done if I don't do it. Alas, this is another story for the shit flatmates thread.
Also, sorry for the typo, I was on my tablet earlier.
Sadly, people are stupid. I know people in their mid-20s who don't know what the Winter Solstice or an Equinox is.
|>>|| No. 17381
I vaguely understand who Dapper Laughs is, I'm not entirely sure what Lena Dunham does and now I keep reading about this Zoella girl who has written a book or something.
Also, a lesbian moonbat fisherperson I know has just bought a puppy and called her Norman to show how right on and progressive she is.
|>>|| No. 17382
Search me. I have no idea on any of those things or people either. Didn't this "Zoella" person supposedly have something ghost-written shocker? Most celeb hardbacks are bloody ghost-written! Stewart Lee is laughing his way into his bedchamber as we speak.
"Right on" people have existed at least since the turn of the C20th afaik, your concern is nothing new.
|>>|| No. 17384
But why should I care if they've only been made known to me now? Surely, if they were of any importance like the Lord Chancellor or the guys in charge of various local public transport providers I might already know who those people are.
The problem might be that I don't really care, as I am online more than I am watching telly. Even then I don't watch it except for BBC and ITV when sports are on, and when online my path decidedly doesn't cross with a lot of other people I know and these online celebrities simply don't figure in my experience at all. We use fa.gs for a start, that rules most of us out of having a more popular, mainstream appreciation of the web, judging by how a lot of us conduct ourselves and the jokes and references we try to make.
|>>|| No. 17401
People who put sequins and other sparkly shit inside Christmas cards so that when you open them you just end up with a mess on your lap/the carpet.
|>>|| No. 17406
That's never happened to me.
From this I will make the logical deduction that people only put glitter in the cards of cunts who deserve it for some reason.
|>>|| No. 17410
I feel somewhat guilty about the following rant, but please don't judge me too harshly lads.
There's this fucking paki bitch who has just started work at my place. I sincerely apologise for using that racial slur, but frankly I can't think of any other way to describe her- She's not just your ordinary annoying asian girl. She's a fucking paki, you know? A fucking paki. Having known her for less than a week, and spoken to her directly fewer than half a dozen times, I already know her entire family history. All about her lovely arranged marriage and baby girl. I know every fucking detail of the birth. Because she does not shut the fuck up, and she talks as though she is speaking to someone on the other side of the window at the opposite end of the bloody office.
And her accent, good fucking lord. Again, I don't usually judge people negatively based on racial traits, and it wouldn't be a problem if she would at least shut her fucking mouth for at least five minutes every so often, but it drives me fucking mad. The worst aspects of Asian accents mixed with the most common of Yorkshire tongues, that are both perfectly fine on their own. But when mixed, it's just the most fucking grating kind of obnoxiously thick tone, that comes across as dense as a ton of lead.
She's like a real life racist caricature of her own race. I don't know how I'm going to put up with her.
|>>|| No. 17411
>I sincerely apologise for using that racial slur, but frankly I can't think of any other way to describe her
Then you are as thick and unpleasant as she is, please go away.
|>>|| No. 17412
I don't understand. Do you hate her because she talks too much, or because she is not white?
|>>|| No. 17413
Just the overall obnoxiousness of her personality in general, which regrettably, her ethnicity plays a part in, because she's the type who will bring it up at every turn ("Oh it's probably an Asian thing, but..." and so on).
You lot are probably southern poofs who've never needed to get your heads around the distinction between a paki and a paki anyway though, so I didn't expect you to understand.
|>>|| No. 17414
Are you also a caricature? Have you phased through from another dimension where everyone is a twat, as opposed to just most people?
You sound like those people who use that shitty Chris Rock bit to call people n*ggers.
Apparently you get banned for an hour if you post the proper word, so this post is late
|>>|| No. 17415
>You lot are probably southern poofs who've never needed to get your heads around the distinction between a paki and a paki anyway though, so I didn't expect you to understand.
It's not as though there are any immigrants down south.
|>>|| No. 17416
I find myself increasingly incensed by those who continue to wear enamel British Legion poppies year round and simultaneously seem to come to the conclusion that soldiers being killed and maimed physically, mentally and emotionally is not political at all if you talk to them about war. It's not mental gymnastics of any kind I know, but part of this whole ARE BOYS rhetoric that has grown in recent years and shows just how culturally militarised so many of us appear to be. It ignores the fact that the infamous recent War in Iraq was decided politically, Afghanistan out of some sense of political superiority and moral justness.
War is generally political and economic, sod the religion angle, those wars dressed up as such are almost exclusively for the gain of a particular faction or nation-state.
War is ultimately a political decision, enforced through either public support or backhanded dealing that may use the old brocade of religion or ethnic nonsense to shield from view what have been and are currently dynastic wranglings. I don't like the idea of people being sent to kill and maim - and be killed and be maimed on a false sense of protecting ARE COUNTREH and how this is somehow conflated with a sense of acquiescence to the numerous half-blind judgements of any military decision made at the level of government and the military themselves once this mandate has been granted.
|>>|| No. 17417
Please, cease with your middle class word phobia. It's quite pathetic. People in real life use the sort of words you think are blasphemous all the time, and in so doing changed the intrinsic meaning, which has done far more to liberate minorities from prejudice than any of your moralising.
|>>|| No. 17419
Ahh, yeah, I must be middle class to not want to call people pakis. I mean, I have no fucking idea how, but I guess I have several grands worth of savings no one's told me about. And I really should ask my uncle for that walk in job I've been promised since I finished secondary school. But which uncle, the alcoholic schizophrenic or the one that makes toilets? Hmm, I just don't fucking know, on account of how dim and middle class I am, no doubt, YOU ABSOLUTE FUCKING CUNT BRAINED SHIT MUNCHER!
Just because "real life" cunts, like yourself, think it's fine calling people pakis and faggots and whatever other demeaning slurs you like to slop out of that twathole you call a mouth, doesn't mean I have to. And I'm going to keep having a problem with it until you stop, or I explode that prick from series 1 of Heroes.
Maybe, just fucking maybe, the reason I can't stand this shit is because I've seen people have to put up with this language, and how it's used to make people feel belittled, excluded and abused.
I wish someone had spayed your cunt mother before your turd self dropped out of her, I really do.
|>>|| No. 17421
Racist epithets don't free anyone. It creates a demeaning and hostile environment, where you are not an individual, but part of this bigger group. You are many, and every action you take will reflect on the group. Be brown and rape someone? God help all the other law-abiding brownlads. That is something white people are free from, and will never understand. Is it too much to ask to stop being racist?
|>>|| No. 17423
Jesus fucking christ. Fuck off back to tumblr you fucking crybabies.
Both of you have spectacularly missed the point because you are focussed on the traditional definitions of words that you have internalised as nasty, evil hate attacks. The point is that that is not always the context or intention with which they are used.
The reason I poke at you for being middle class is because if either of you had ever actually been exposed to sizable communities of asians, blacks, gays or whatnot, you'd know that they pretty much always reclaim the words that have been used to attack them in the past. As a white person you can't throw the word around as generously, but honestly, they don't get offended if you do once they know that you have been around long enough to understand the group dynamic and social context.
I guarantee you will never hear the word "paki" used more often than if you work in a call centre with a sizeable asian/eskimo employee base. And you will get used to being called a gura/gori/gwilo or whatever.
I mean jesus can you two listen to a song like this without having a heart attack?
|>>|| No. 17424
Not either of the lads you're arguing with, but you seem to have missed something rather important:
>once they know that you have been around long enough to understand the group dynamic and social context
That's probably true here as well, and since that context is impossible on an anonymous imageboard we don't know you well enough to know you're using 'paki' in whatever way you think makes it ok for you to do so, so you're just coming across as an aggressive racist who doesn't know what 'middle class' means.
|>>|| No. 17425
I hate this obsession with race and racism. You're all getting too septic for my liking.
|>>|| No. 17427
I agree, some words are just words - but let me put it simply - it's all in the context and intent.
The N word gets used a lot in a affectionate way, even amongst skinny white lads meeting up for their League of Legends tournament.
The way you described your pakistani worker, speaks volumes as you attached the worst attributes to the race. As if somehow, the two traits are inseparable. Then you go on about how it's "social" dynamics and it somehow alleviates any offence, but yet saying "fucking paki" no less.
I don't really get how race and being unpleasant can mix into this one identity of a person, but for a low-brow dense cunt like yourself, it's the hallmark of someone that is frustrated with their own shortcomings - and it has to be race.
I worked with this Indian lass once, she thought she was god's gift and she was spoilt and rather dim. It's the cultural upbringing that harbours that sort of thing, not specifically race. There are plenty of examples of white sub-groups that act like loud obnoxious morons.
You sound like a genuine pillock though, so I don't expect this to penetrate your vacuous head.
|>>|| No. 17428
>White people arguing about racism on an imageboard
You could at least be civil to each other, it's a very dense subject that cannot really be discussed on an imageboard.
|>>|| No. 17429
But I'd have expected there to be a lot of dense people on image boards. It's the perfect place!
|>>|| No. 17430
I'm sort of sorry, although I maintain telling him his mother ought to have been spayed was rather good.
Honestly it was moreover the umpteenth time I was being called "middle class" that got to me. The frustration of being constantly faced with "real life" working class pricks, intent on proving all over class' assumptions about how thick and unthinking they are true, that is what made me go all ranty-ranty.
|>>|| No. 17431
>I worked with this Indian lass once, she thought she was god's gift and she was spoilt and rather dim. It's the cultural upbringing that harbours that sort of thing
Spoilt rich brats that behave like this are hardly an issue confined to race; I've met plenty of thick white girls, Asian girls, brown girls, pink polka dot spotted girls - who were all treated to the best education money could buy at daddy's purse strings, along with the latest Prada handbag, and then walked into jobs straight after their 2:2 degrees. And they all say "yah" a lot, and were distinct fans of the side-braid-across-the-head trend. And all seem to be called Poppy.
|>>|| No. 17436
General incompetence. Perhaps these guys need a Certified Webmaster to help them out? I know just the man.
|>>|| No. 17437
"Bake-off". It's people getting emotional about people baking fucking cakes for crying out loud, it appears the terrestrial networks are vying for the Monkey Tennis Award.
|>>|| No. 17438
Utter lunacy when it comes to this big British wank off carry on. So glad it's over for the meanwhile.
|>>|| No. 17441
Heh, I love letting things fester in here for two days.
It's just hilarious how you lot are so incapable of believing that someone finds a person that little bit more annoying because they have a Dewsbury Asian accent, and that you're sure the poster in question is a EDL type neanderthal because they do. You would have no problem if I made the same post about a christian who won't stop going on about it, but because I made a post about getting annoyed with an Eskimaux, I'm obviously a bad person.
It's great because I made pretty much the same observation to one of my colleagues and he was in total agreement, despite his brown skin. You lot are just an over sensitive set of wankers.
But you are middle class, aren't you samosalad? What did mummy and daddy do for a living might I ask? If you actually weren't middle class, which is objectively the worst kind of class, then perhaps you wouldn't be getting called it so often. Now fuck off until you've come up with some edgier insults, you Waitrose shopping dick.
|>>|| No. 17443
I also wondered this, a lot of LPer's do it, and I guess it draws (retarded) 15 year old viewers into examining why they have that expression.
But it's so formulaic, the dubstep intros, the face-cam, the wannabe pewdiepie degeneracy, it's fairly nauseating.
Also fuck calling your child "piper" - this "my special snowflake" mentality is equally putrid.
|>>|| No. 17446
I like videogames and occasionally watch let's plays so Youtube thinks I need to see that irritating poewdiepie fucker's face recommended every time.
Where's the "never show me this thing again" button? Amazon have one.
|>>|| No. 17447
Youtubes recommendation system deserves it's whole own thread.
Even when it suggests stuff you actually like, it brings up the same old things over and over.
|>>|| No. 17448
this fucking cunt.png
This fucking cunt does it in every single video, he covers some very interesting stuff to me but I can feel a little twinge of anger bubbling in me when I see the thumbnail.
|>>|| No. 17449
I know, it's baffling. I'm sure it's one of those computer science quandaries where laymen like me think "how fucking hard can it be?" and the answer is "really fucking hard, actually".
I don't see how adding "don't want to watch this" or "seen this already" buttons would be so difficult, though.
|>>|| No. 17450
I find I get loads of crap building up due to videos I've watched embedded elsewhere, or videos that friends have sent me. You can delete individual videos from your history but it's fucking tedious, or you can just go all the way and delete your entire history, in which case you're back at square one.
|>>|| No. 17451
Well fuck me.
I've just took a closer look at youtube.
Hover your mouse just under the time indicator on a video thumbnail, a little menu button appears, you can click that and then click "not interest".
Thanks Youtube. Invisible buttons are a fucking brilliant idea, you twats.
|>>|| No. 17456
They had an interview with a Buzzfeed 'journalist' on Radio 2 about what's going on in Australia. All I know is that he brought the wrong jihadi flag and that people have been posing outside the café to take selfies.
|>>|| No. 17461
Next you'll mention the button in the top right of your image that basically does the same thing and is permanently visible. No, you haven't grasped the enormity of their incompetence at all.
|>>|| No. 17462
That button clears an entire set of recommendations, not individual videos though.
I'd queue for eight miles to get out of Cardiff too.
|>>|| No. 17476
I think the problem lies partly with the people who feel it necessary to bring up their own ethnicity to highlight a particular character trait that is supposed to be inextricably linked with having Pakistani/English/Italian/whatever heritage etc.
Liking olives and grilled sardines and gesticulating whilst speaking even once a week is fuck all to do with your genes. The fat fishwife semi-closeted EDL supporter who starts a fight for no reason in a takeaway brigade like bringing up how being English means being disappointed in life; I suppose they're half right.
Seppos are irritatingly obsessed with this and trying to cling onto whatever kind of "identity" they can cobble together through buying Irish or Scotch-themed tat as if it means they have a significant connection to some 1/256 relative who got kicked out of the Highlands. You can sell an identity to those people.
|>>|| No. 17484
I have an ulcer on my tongue, a vile cough in my throat, and my internet has all but totally crapped out. I just want to watch some XCOMs and pretend like everything's fine, but my pathetic physical state and circa 2003-tier download speeds have made these things impossible.
|>>|| No. 17487
>Seppos are irritatingly obsessed with this and trying to cling onto whatever kind of "identity" they can cobble together through buying Irish or Scotch-themed tat as if it means they have a significant connection to some 1/256 relative who got kicked out of the Highlands.
Of all the things I dislike about our Septic pals 'across the pond' (sigh), this is in the top 3. If I was Irish and was surrounded by those cunts every St Patrick's Day in the pub when I only wanted an ale or two, I wouldn't be happy.
The other things about Seppos that annoy me are their insistence that USA = #1 for everything and anything that suggests otherwise is a 'lying Europoor' and the way they are obvivious to how much propaganda they've been force fed from birch
|>>|| No. 17490
It's always been an ambition of mine to trace my family tree back far enough that I can have an idea of my heritage, and then to become ostentatiously proud of it. The most exotic place featured in the family tree that I currently have, that my granddad put together, is Sheffield.
|>>|| No. 17494
I don't think you can beat mine; an Ethiopian royal who lost his domain and married an English farmer's daughter.
|>>|| No. 17496
My other half did her family tree and found out she's a descendant of Edward III. It's not as impressive when you go back 32 generations (or maybe it was 22) and youve got 4,294,967,296 great^32grandparents.
|>>|| No. 17497
I'd care more about Sony being blackmailed into dropping their new film if it didn't look so shit. I know it's a silly, post-modern way of looking at things, but I'm so into basically everything else.
|>>|| No. 17498
I'm praying that it gets leaked in HD quality and everyone gets a copy. The only losers then would be those Sony cowards, NK, and those gutless cinemas.
|>>|| No. 17501
Why it's XCOMs, of course!
But who gives a fuck anyway, because Youtube still stutters the video to buggery, and it won't even let me select the format! Oh, and Youtube centre hasn't been updated for 18 months, and doesn't appear to do jack shit! YIPEE!
|>>|| No. 17502
I knew it, I bloody knew it! I can select and format I want and it buffers fine in the embedded version.
I hope you people like this one because the next hundred or so being embedded here too.
|>>|| No. 17503
The thrice-accursed Sony shall be reduced to a sea of flames! The Imperialist yankee pig shall be forever made to flee our twice blessed brownie force. Gratious leader (I forget the deferential) allows me to watch hentai ^_^
|>>|| No. 17504
I fear for Sony's phone division. It is losing millions, I think they'll sell it or axe it and I've stuck with Sony for years. I know Samsung are good, but I'm old and set in my ways.
|>>|| No. 17505
Some cunt stole my mudkip. We had great adventures together that thing and I, now it's just gone. Who does that? What sort of person just steals a mudkip?
|>>|| No. 17506
I think it's a really clever and sophisticated marketing ruse. They'll eventually release it and shitloads of people will now see it to make a point of not letting the terrorists win.
|>>|| No. 17507
I think releasing the "funny" racist banter about Obama might have been a step too far in that regard.
|>>|| No. 17509
I've just seen my first "they're trying to ban saying Merry Christmas" remark of the year. Fortunately, most of the responses have been about how this is brought on by the fear of offending someone than by people actually being offended by it.
It's got me thinking though. A year or two ago there was something on TV with the BBC's head of diversity (actually I think his job title was more grandiose and ridiculous) and he came across as very pompous and up his own arse; he didn't seem like he gave a shiny shite about diversity, but he'd realised he could carve out a very well paid career out of it. Is political correctness and the like made up? Have people effectively made up their own industry to create a raft of lucrative non-jobs?
|>>|| No. 17510
>It's got me thinking though. A year or two ago there was something on TV with the BBC's head of diversity (actually I think his job title was more grandiose and ridiculous) and he came across as very pompous and up his own arse; he didn't seem like he gave a shiny shite about diversity, but he'd realised he could carve out a very well paid career out of it. Is political correctness and the like made up? Have people effectively made up their own industry to create a raft of lucrative non-jobs?
|>>|| No. 17511
Cyber Monday. Panic Saturday. Black Friday.
Sigh. When will it end? I just can't deal with this any more. Everyday, every social situation is becoming tedious. I can't deal with it any more. It is like being interviewed for a job. The process of the interview is life itself for me now.
|>>|| No. 17512
When you visit the famille and your conversations seem more like interrogations. You know, the whole 'why haven't you got a job yet? Are you still single? When are you going to uni? Our [insert name of cousin of same age] has just finished her first year, don't you know?'
Just give it a rest. I have this shit on my mind 364 days a year, give me a day off...
|>>|| No. 17513
>I have this shit on my mind 364 days a year
Plenty of time to come up with an answer, then.
|>>|| No. 17514
Try an honest answer? I mean, I'd have to tell them that I've failed to see the point in living for a some 18 months now, and meeting new people makes me want to scratch my own throat out, but that's just me.
|>>|| No. 17515
I'm now displaying just how mentally wronged in the brain I am by posting a /101/ about my previous post. However, I am always adding pointless shit like "I mean" or "Well" to the start of sentences that really don't need it. It's really annoying me lately, but I'm too much of a chump to regularly correct it.
|>>|| No. 17517
>After receiving flak from as high up as the president for pulling The Interview, Sony is now saying it will publicly release the film. "Sony only delayed this," said Sony's attorney David Boies on NBC's Meet The Press. He clarified that last week's announcement was only meant to signal a delay on The Interview's planned Christmas Day release. "Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed.”
I TOLD YOU IT WAS ALL A RUSE.
|>>|| No. 17518
Bear in mind that they didn't choose to pull the release, they were forced. It's a bit difficult to claim your film is going on release if nobody's willing to show it.
|>>|| No. 17521
You might want to try paying attention once in a while. You'd be amazed at the things you'd find out.
|>>|| No. 17522
SPE have apparently now un-cancelled the release now that some independent cinemas have stepped up and declared their willingness to screen the film.
|>>|| No. 17523
Apparently, for working out whether the costs of complying with FOI requests are excessive, the figure to be used is £25/hour. If the man-hours are really costing that much, either they need to stop putting senior executives on trivial research duty, or they need to cut down on the hookers and blow for the FOI officers. (£25/hour is around £49k, and the non-salary costs are nil because nothing is used which wouldn't be required anyway - the building would still need to be heated and lit, and records management processes are required to support business-as-usual.)
|>>|| No. 17524
I want to know which cunt is going around buying up all the turkey basters and which cunt didn't think to stock their shop up with them before xmas.
Also the fact that I forgot they even existed until two days before The Event.
|>>|| No. 17525
Why am I still waiting for something to arrive five days after it was posted first class? It's Christmas, not the end of the world.
|>>|| No. 17526
Why do biblical rains only ever start about half an hour after I've left the flat without a brolly? FFS
|>>|| No. 17527
I wish the Guardian site would just keep its old design or switch to the new one already. I never know which version I'm going to get from page to page.
|>>|| No. 17528
The new one is awful and I don't mean this from a 'I hate any form of change' perspective, it's just shite.
|>>|| No. 17529
They're still a/b testing. The web team will be analysing the data to see if the new design works in line with their business objectives, e.g. increased time on site, greater social media engagement etc.
|>>|| No. 17530
Controversial I know, but I quite like the Guardians redesign - but then I like a lot of site redesigns, I think they should be continuously improving and changing, but there is a good section of the interwebs that doesn't agree.
|>>|| No. 17531
The old design was so bloody good though. It was google level simplicity that delivered their content in the simplest, most efficient way possible. I usually do enjoy change and improvement but I really don't see how they could make it any better than it was, save for adding a button that removed all comments and opinion pieces.
|>>|| No. 17532
The evil Bond in Skyfall is a physically repulsive sex weirdo. It's a bit of a tiring trope that the meanest people are always the ugliest and most handsy. Also as I've been typing this there's like a cool, sexy hacking scene which is never a good thing.
I feel as though the redesign is just a way to get the twin tablet and desktop layouts all on the same page, and that maybe I'd like the redesign if I had a chance to get used to it.
|>>|| No. 17533
Ego boosting women n facebook. EHRMAHGERD UR SO PRETTY xx, so hot xx, omg u cud b a model.
|>>|| No. 17535
I'm pretty sure it's spelled 'wey aye'.
The way that some of the people on my facebook type "and all" is fantastic. "wey aye I did that anal"
|>>|| No. 17537
My missus did a cheeky turkey and stuffing buttie for me because she cooks the turkey the night before and it turns out she just mixed the stuffing with hot water in a bowl and slathered it on.
Didn't even cook it.
|>>|| No. 17540
I keep swearing at people when I'm playing games online, shooty tactical nerd games, to be precise. I blame The Thick of It.
|>>|| No. 17541
4oD is now playing me adverts but refusing to show the content itself on the grounds that I have adblock software installed even when I disable all of it. What a twat.
|>>|| No. 17542
The video quality of their on demand service is so shit I can't believe they have the tenacity to put so many ads in. A handful of ads I will tolerate, but not TV level advertising for 1/4 video quality.
At the very least it's bad business, given that on the internet people have so many choices, what exactly is the motivation the use the official means?
|>>|| No. 17543
I've had to download and sign up for "Uplay" in order to play FarCry 3 Blood Dragon, despite purchasing the game off Steam. I don't think I'd have bothered had I known.
|>>|| No. 17544
Got Dark Souls recently which wants Games for Windows. If I'd
paid proper attention to the small printknown I wouldn't have bothered either.
|>>|| No. 17545
Uplay is awful, but I'd say it's the least intrusive version of this cunt's trick. GFWL was/is far worse and more broken, and Origin is just torture. I've never not been able to play a game because Uplay wasn't working properly, so that's something I suppose.
It's one of the only times PC gaming is worse than consoles. No matter what game you stick in an xbox now, it just makes a uplay/origin/whatever account for your gamertag. Sorted.
|>>|| No. 17548
Someone had put the toaster up to 9 (out of 9) so I've now got black toast.
|>>|| No. 17550
It's a comedian episode of Pointless Celebrities but it's Alistair McGowan, that Roisin woman they keep foisting onto the screen, that Milton from Mock the Week and that annoying Hal dickhead.
|>>|| No. 17554
People who talk at you for fucking ages.
I'm facing away from you and grunting instead of giving you any actual response, why can't you be like any other human and pick up on these very obvious cues. Don't make me look at my watch again.
Honestly, at this point in my life I'm just wondering if it's easier to be a complete cunt and just tell them to stop talking, or just walk off without saying anything. Or maybe every single conversation I ever have I just need to preface it with a lie about having to go catch a train.
|>>|| No. 17556
Bollocks. Crumpets are better at low medium twice than at high once.
Actually, crumpets deserve to go under a proper grill. Toasted crumpets are shite.
|>>|| No. 17557
Speaking of crumpets, my new metal toaster is far too deep for them, and trying to get them out takes about two minutes and several burnt fingers.
Unrelated, but I just saw something called "The Big Allotment Challenge" being advertised on BBC2.
I don't even know. Wouldn't it take several seasons to film just the one series? How fast does a leek grow? Not fast enough for an episode a week, surely?
|>>|| No. 17558
>Crumpets are better at low medium twice than at high once.
I would seek an injunction on you ever having access to crumpets again for such heresy.
|>>|| No. 17559
No, you daft nonce. A short blast on a high heat is no way to treat a crumpet. If you did that at my place you'd be straight over the balcony and into the canal. Fuck you, Canalpusher. This cunt's mine.
|>>|| No. 17561
For some reason this I read this internally as a very deep, philosophical statement.
|>>|| No. 17566
My dad always used to make the 'Schindler's lift' joke at every opportunity.
I bet escalators and whatnot are a really interesting industry.
I suppose that's this morning's Wikipedia reading lined up.
|>>|| No. 17568
Google search history. I've disabled it repeatedly in about half a dozen places and it's still suggesting previous searches.
|>>|| No. 17569
People who claim to have insomnia because they stayed awake till 3 playing mobile games on a bright LED screen after sitting on their arse all day.
Come to me when you can't get off to sleep despite sleeping tablets and a whole days exercise. You're in pain, you feel exhausted to the point of delirium and the pills are making you feel floaty, but can you sleep? Can you fuck.
In that moment, I'll console you. We'll chat about tactics and techniques. Until then, you're not an insomniac. You're a cunt.
|>>|| No. 17573
I have spent so long "meaning to get around" to purchasing a certain book, that I have now completely forgotten all but the vaguest details of its title and author. It existence in my psyche is that of myth.
For anyone that can help, it was written by a German, and took place in the deserts of late 19th century America. Or perhaps it didn't and I imagined the whole thing.
|>>|| No. 17575
Wrong, but thank you anyway because the answer I was looking for was B. Traven, who I found in the "See Also" part of May's wiki page.
|>>|| No. 17576
Right on, mate. You're not an insomniac until you're staring at your bedside table clock crying at your empty bottle of temazepam and hoping the neighbours don't hear you because they already think you're a weirdo for foiling up the windows to keep the light out, wishing you had the energy to go for a walk but being too mentally tired to do so.
"I'm such an insomniac lol". Cunts.
|>>|| No. 17577
This cunty puddle of shit will be given an MBE for "services to drama".
I bet ARE MAJ hasn't seen A League Of Their Own.
|>>|| No. 17578
Jack Whitehall's talk show got moved over to BBC2 as well. I really thought we had him this time too. This must be how the US Special Forces felt after Tora Bora.
|>>|| No. 17580
I feel like the Hairy Bikers peaked in Japan, and now in South Korea they're just phoning it in.
|>>|| No. 17581
I was in Asda earlier today and there was a woman with her daughter, about nine or ten, and her trolley was stacked full of pot noodles (at least 30) and chicken nuggets. It's one thing subjecting yourself to it, but if you have kids you should take it upon yourself to learn to do more than put the kettle on or shove shite in the oven.
While I'm on about shopping, my other half always buys double strength squash and it boils my piss.
|>>|| No. 17583
What's worse is there's these things called "Shin cups" right next to the pot noodles that have both a far lower salt content and much richer flavor. The noodles actually look like noodles too.
And squash is horrid, you should leave that person in a layby in the rain.
|>>|| No. 17584
>squash is horrid
Apart from pressed apple juice, or when I'm at work and go through several litres of water, most of what I drink is Robinsons orange and summer fruits squash.
|>>|| No. 17585
Nong shin ramen are some of the most continuously highly rated ramen available. Bit spicy though. Lovely stuff. Most chinese supermarkets will sell you boxes of 20 packets for a tenner, I try to have a box around as backup for when I run low on real food.
|>>|| No. 17586
You don't buy ramen, you buy noodles. Ramen is a dish. You can't buy highly rated ramn, it's the same as saying you got a highly rated Sunday Roast.
Sorry, this always fucks me off.
|>>|| No. 17587
>it's the same as saying you got a highly rated Sunday Roast
There are roast dinner ready meals, which is the equivalent. Some of them will be better than others, presumably.
Nong Shin are shit, anyway.
|>>|| No. 17590
Brands aren't that important. In general, Chinese and Korean ramen are cheap and nasty. The Japanese bowl ones are significantly more expensive (in the £1.50-£2.50 range) but are much nicer, if you can find them.
|>>|| No. 17591
£2.50? I could get a decent sausage and chips or make my own noodle soup from scratch for that much.
|>>|| No. 17594
If you buy Nong Shin noodles from a Japanese food store they'll still taste shit, and yes, probably cost more than if you'd bought them elsewhere. Your point was what, exactly?
|>>|| No. 17596
My point was I asked what other noodles you'd recommend as being better and as cheap as 50p nong shin, the ones you're recommending are apparently £1.50 at their cheapest. That you can pay £1.50 for nong shin if you want doesn't seem relevant.
Thanks, I'll try them.
|>>|| No. 17598
>My point was I asked what other noodles you'd recommend as being better and as cheap as 50p nong shin
No, you asked "What other brand of instant noodle would you recommend then?" which is an open question. If you'd specified that price I wouldn't have bothered, there's nothing you can get for 50p that isn't plastic and nasty (but FWIW I'd agree that Demae Ramen are the least bad).
|>>|| No. 17599
PewdiePie? I know what you mean. He's like the Road Runner. He won't go down.
|>>|| No. 17600
It's more about the idea of him drinking anti-freeze. I'm not going to watch it to find out.
|>>|| No. 17605
Are weeaboos still a thing? I thought everyone got bored of Japan and got fascinated with Scandinavia instead.
|>>|| No. 17608
Chris Chan is now Christine Chan (I'm assuming her, I don't actually know) and was arrested recently for vandalising a shop display of the new Sonic game then macing the manager when he tried to intervene citing "It's Sega's fault, they shouldn't have made his arms blue." as the reason why he did it.
What a lad(ette)!
|>>|| No. 17609
Yeah, full story on his wiki.
His court date is Feb 4th I believe. He might well go down this time.
|>>|| No. 17610
I had no idea who this individual was, and have spent a few minutes reading wiki articles about him. Channers can be so obsessed when they've found a disturbed individual to mock and torment.
At least this explains who the figure in 'Nicholas Cage Wants Cake' is.
|>>|| No. 17611
I think he is autistic. Most of the discussion surrounding him I've ever seen has been veering on pity, rather than outright mockery, but I don't tend to browse and post on 4chan so that is probably why.
|>>|| No. 17612
He is. There are/were a whole series of /cwc/ boards dedicated to fucking with him, and other "lulzcows" on the side when he was unavailable thanks to some other group protecting him somehow. I followed them for a while out of morbid curiosity, unsurprisingly every single active participant was quite badly mentally ill in one way or another. I think the chans hosting those pages are down for good now.
|>>|| No. 17613
I can't sleep. I had a really nice "down early, up early" sleep schedule and then a couple of existential fears meander into my brain space and cock the whole thing up. What a load.
|>>|| No. 17617
>This woman was meant to have birthed me.
That feeling is familiar to me.
|>>|| No. 17627
ALL I WANT TO DO IS SLEEP
I'M SO TIRED
KEEPING MY HEAD UP AND EYES OPEN IS A CHALLENGE
BUT ONCE I GET INTO BED
|>>|| No. 17638
I had some toffee Poppets earlier and now my teeth feel wrong.
|>>|| No. 17642
There are two male, incredibly palpy spiders crouched on the tiles either side of my loo, and I now feel unable to go for a shit incase they mistake me for a big shitting lady spider and jump on me to inject me with their hairy spider sperm. I'm so backed up. My tummy hurts.
|>>|| No. 17648
Then you're a straight up bitch.
Bought a Nestle Crunch bar tonight.
|>>|| No. 17650
Poppets are awful, they're not coated in chocolate, they're coated in horrible pseudo-chocolate with is an amalgam of cocoa-powder and assorted vegetable oils.
|>>|| No. 17652
>with is an
Oh god what's gone wrong with my typing today?
I'm having one of those weeks where I'm suddenly doing things like forgetting to add my attachment to emails if you know what I mean
|>>|| No. 17655
I'm quite miffed at the goings on in France today. Thought I'd at least mention it here.
|>>|| No. 17656
I'm quite annoyed at charlie hebdo. It's always struck me as the acceptable face of racism, something the Guardian doesn't mind for some reason. They were deliberately stirring the pot, and pretending it was in the name of progress, and not just because middle class french people hate arabs.
I know freedom of the press should be protected - but I'm legally free to call a 7ft tall skinhead a lanky bald prick, doesn't mean it's a good idea.
|>>|| No. 17657
"Well, when the issue came up of the Danish cartoons [of Muhammad] I observed that the test I apply to something to see whether it truly is satire derives from H. L. Mencken's definition of good journalism: It should 'afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.' The trouble with a lot of so-called 'satire' directed against religiously motivated extremists is that it's not clear who it's afflicting, or who it's comforting. This is in no way to condone the shooting of the journalists, which is evil, pure and simple, but our society makes a fetish of 'the right to free speech' without ever questioning what sort of responsibilities are implied by this right."
- Will Self
|>>|| No. 17658
Good old victim blaming. They were asking for mad muzzies to storm their offices with Kalashnikov's and call out the names of every journalist or illustrator they don't like before executing them.
Are we being Islamified or whatever it's called? There's all these car killings in France, it's been linked to a rise in antisemitism in Europe and then there's all these protests in Germany about it.
|>>|| No. 17659
People have the right to offend, and those to be offended. No one has the right to go around murdering people. I mean the cop who got murdered, what did he have anything to do with it?
This is exactly how the screw is turned. First we ban any satire showing muhammed, then any ill talk, then all talk for non-eskimos, then anything critical of Islam. Wake up lad, the point of defending those who offend, is so we can have the same luxuries that are used against us. Being a self-censoring society allows bronze-age cunts to behave anyway they feel fit.
|>>|| No. 17660
From an email from Hope Not Hate this morning:
"Charlie Hebdo was well-known for its satirical cartoons and articles, a few of which caused deep offence to some. Yet as one British eskimo tweeted today, those who kill for mere reason of offence have done far more to damage their faith and community relations, than anyone with a pen or cartoonist’s brush."
|>>|| No. 17661
I served in the British Army and when I read about students, eskimos and various other miscreants burning poppies and other disrespectful shit it makes me hopping fucking mad, quite literally hopping mad. The thing is I would never ever murder someone for doing something I dislike or offended me, it's never ever entered my mind to grab a gun, run in to a igloo and go fucking tonto simply because some gobshite offended me.
When it comes down to it these attacks have done more to push any progress made and bridges built. They give credence and validity to the likes of the BNP and other far rightists and yes whilst it might be hyperbole and fucking stupid but by victim blaming you're as bad as the shooters and their ilk in my eyes.
|>>|| No. 17662
I'm sure the people you killed, directly or indirectly, thought you were pretty disrespectful towards them too, but that's just my supposition.
|>>|| No. 17663
The thing that I hate the most about this whole affair, is how the media has responded by showing pictures of the killers and playing CCTV of the attacks on constant loop.
It's that same old story of media hype inspiring copy-cat incidents.
|>>|| No. 17665
To be honest these days the videos would get so many plays on youtube/liveleak etc. that the effect of tv coverage is negligible.
|>>|| No. 17666
True, but pretty much everyone who sees a video on youtube etc. will have chosen to watch it. When it's on the TV or in newspapers you're almost certain to see it unless you go out of your way to avoid the news.
|>>|| No. 17670
My phone keeps making strange beeping noises that aren't the normal message alert for no apparent reason. Took me a while to even realise where they were coming from. I'm now only 90% they aren't all in my head, it's driving me nuts.
|>>|| No. 17672
Mine does that when I have no space for new messages but I have a really old phone.
|>>|| No. 17673
Who the fuck listens to The Script? They make Coldplay look exciting and a broken jaw sound like fun.
|>>|| No. 17674
I like some of their songs, but I am too embarrassed to let others know I do, so I never play it when people are around (like in my car). I play it and sing along... All alone.
|>>|| No. 17675
along these lines, who actually thinks that Ellie Goulding is talented? Her voice has no range or power behind it at all. I guess it's the kind of people who go to Reading & Leeds festival once, smoke a zoot with Tarquin and Poppy and declare it the best weekend of their lives.
|>>|| No. 17676
I mean, her songwriting is just as bad, and yet it's gobbled up.
"Anything could happen, anything could happen, Anything could happen, he hee he hee he he hee hee he."
"And we're gonna let it burn, burn, burn, yeah we're gonna let it burn, burn, burn"
It's "Who run the world? Girls"-level total droll. It boils my piss, or it would if I even knew what was going on in Top 40-land. I like that "no place I'd Rather Be" though, that is genuinely good.
|>>|| No. 17677
I just woke up, finding myself in some kind of sweat induced hangover because the missus got up, cranked the heating to full blast and then fell asleep on the sofa, leaving me to entangle myself in the duvet.
Wars have been started over less.
|>>|| No. 17678
Milk price wars. A lot of supermarkets are reducing milk to 22p a pint, so farmers are making a loss on each pint they produce. Do people base where to shop on how low they can lower the price of milk?
|>>|| No. 17679
The drop in milk prices recently isn't due to supermarket competition. The sanctions on Russia mean that there is now a huge over-supply in Europe and that's why prices have plummeted.
|>>|| No. 17681
Close enough. The point still stands, we have a massive over-supply because European producers can't sell milk to Russia anymore.
|>>|| No. 17682
We've had massive oversupply for years, the Russian thing is just compounding it.
|>>|| No. 17683
Milk pricing is surrounded by myths.
You can see the actual average prices paid by milk buyers at the link below. The first thing to note is that the two buyers who dominate that list - Arla/MilkLink and First Milk - are co-operatives, wholly owned by dairy farmers. All profits made by these companies are returned directly to the farmers. If the milk market is rigged in any way, it is rigged in favour of farmers.
The second thing to note is that the major supermarkets pay well over the odds for milk. They establish long-term contracts, seek out the best quality milk, and pay above market rates for it. Milk is a loss-leader for the supermarkets; Customers use milk pricing as a psychological anchor for pricing, so you can attract a disproportionate number of customers by knocking 5p/litre off milk than by offering a greater discount on other products. The supermarkets are perfectly happy to make a loss on milk sales, and treat it as a marketing expense.
The fundamental problem in the milk market is massive oversupply. Better breeding and husbandry techniques have hugely increased milk yields, but demand has not increased to keep pace. Prices are low because there's just too much milk being produced, not because the supermarkets are screwing prices down. Smaller farmers are getting hammered because they're just not very good at producing milk - their costs are higher due to poor economies of scale, and their milk is of poorer quality.
Milk quality is a subject that's likely to put you off your cornflakes. The four basic metrics are butterfat%, protein%, somatic cell count and bacterial count. SCC indicates levels of mastitis amongst a herd, and bacterial count indicates the cleanliness of a milking parlour. Large farmers do better on both counts, because they have a more scientific approach to husbandry, better veterinary knowledge and more modern milking parlours.
The reality is that we have too many dairy farmers with too many cattle. Either we need to accept that and let farmers go out of business, or we need to implement CAP-busting subsidies for less efficient farmers as the French do. That's a subjective decision for society to make, but personally I don't want to use tax revenue to subsidise the production of dirty milk from diseased cattle.
|>>|| No. 17684
Amazon's not working properly, I keep getting error messages when trying to buy things.
|>>|| No. 17685
That's a really nice insight, cheers.
This may or may nor be a stupid question, but do you have any information on what percentage of milk is imported or exported from Europe? I've always blamed the French for the oversupply.
|>>|| No. 17687
We imported 132 million litres of unprocessed milk in 2013, versus exports of 473 million litres; Our total domestic production was 13,546 million litres, so raw milk imports aren't really significant. We do import substantial quantities of cheese, but those imports are mainly specialty cheeses that we don't produce here. In terms of our balance of trade, the biggest single factor is imports of butter and cheddar from Eire, which totalled around 95,000 tonnes in 2013.
Restricting imports from France would have a negligible effect on the UK dairy market. In my opinion, the single best trade measure to aid British dairy farmers would be the promotion of British specialty cheeses internationally. We import huge quantities of Italian mozzarella and French brie, but they buy very little of our stilton. Those kinds of regional specialties are very lucrative, and immune from international competition thanks to PDO/PGI/TSG rules.
|>>|| No. 17688
Are British speciality cheeses popular domestically? At Christmas, apart from the five cheese gift sets, all I recall seeing is brie, baking camembert and then truckles along the lines of cheddar/wensleydale with cranberries/onion.
|>>|| No. 17689
>Are British speciality cheeses popular domestically?
Not especially. We produce (and consume) respectable quantities of regional cheeses like Gloucester and Wensleydale, but they tend to be mass-market products rather than sought-after delicacies. We're generally piss-poor at making the most of our food heritage. It's hard to think of any distinctively British charcuterie; Although we produce a lot of excellent local beer, there's not a great deal of international demand for it.
I would speculate that we lost a lot of our food culture due to the war and the nationalisation of food that followed. The Ministry of Food worked towards efficiency and standardisation, and in doing so suppressed a lot of the regional distinctiveness in British food.
Maybe our food is just awful, but I think we have just done a poor job of marketing and appreciating it. Our seafood is the envy of the world, but we export most of it due to a lack of domestic demand.
|>>|| No. 17690
You can get lots of nice cheese from the Co-op and even Tesco and Morrisons have a speciality cheese section.
Black Crowdie is my favourite of the ones I've tried from Tesco, but Orkney cheddar comes a close second.
|>>|| No. 17691
Social media has become intolerable in the past few days due to the events in Paris; my news feed is full of both right-ring cunts going on about how 'them Muzzies want to take over the world' and trendy left-wing cunts bleating about how 'it's all the West's fault, maaaan', among other such predictable bollocks. I've noticed from previous similar events how it always seems to be the same sort of characters who stir things up by posting articles with contrarian titles like 'Why Charlie Deserved It', just so they can have a 50-comment cunt-off with people they barely know and prove how fantastically 'edgy' they are.
|>>|| No. 17693
>I would speculate that we lost a lot of our food culture due to the war and the nationalisation of food that followed. The Ministry of Food worked towards efficiency and standardisation, and in doing so suppressed a lot of the regional distinctiveness in British food.
Rationing lasted well past the end of WWII and cheese manufacturing suffered particularly harshly. Pricing controls on milk lasted into the 80s, but even if that wasn't the case, most independent cheese manufacturers had disappeared by the end of the second war.
|>>|| No. 17695
Well, the important thing is that you've found a way to feel superior to both.
|>>|| No. 17700
You weren't quoting, you were passing off someone else's pithy rebuttal as your own. It's a slightly shameful thing to do. That's my point.
(I'm not >>17691, btw.)
|>>|| No. 17701
That he's found a way to feel superior to you. And now I feel superior to you both. Happy Saturday.
|>>|| No. 17703
Suits me mate, I've been choking for a scrap. How does 'spoons in Berwick Upon Tweed sound? I'll buy you a pint first.
|>>|| No. 17711
Spelling mistakes/grammatical errors are completely inexcusable when they're made on major news websites. These people write for a living, and they employ people who proof-read for a living. Glaring mistakes like this shouldn't get through.
From the BBC today:
>Huge crowds and some 40 world leaders are expected in Paris for a unity march in the French capital after three days of terror left saw 17 people killed.
|>>|| No. 17713
Yeah but MSN just existed to collect advertising revenue from hotmail redirecting you there when you signed out. I don't think they ever expected anyone to visit MSN on purpose.
|>>|| No. 17721
They won't stop playing Uptown Funk on Radio 2.
|>>|| No. 17722
Some people at my work have this habit of using the words "yourself" and "myself" instead of just "you" or "me" when speaking to customers, presumably because they think it sounds more professional. But it doesn't even make fucking sense.
How does that sound to yourself, sir? It sounds like you can't speak fucking English, mate.
|>>|| No. 17723
>literally hopping mad
No you're not.
I didn't need to go far to find something that rattled my balls (figuratively of course.) Top banana as usual, .gs.
|>>|| No. 17725
I've spent the last hour trying to convince myself to go and buy something to eat, but I think I'm just going to have to except I'm not really hungry.
|>>|| No. 17726
Not him, but I was. I even had the neighbours complaining about the noise.
|>>|| No. 17727
Lad, the blood pressures are high enough ITT. What are you trying to do, kill someone?
|>>|| No. 17728
Low blood sugar, couldn't be helped.
I've managed to lose an external hard drive in about 30 seconds. I left it on my couch and now it's disappeared. However, the mini USB lead remains.
I need my hat.
|>>|| No. 17729
A self proclaimed journalist on channel 4 news just blamed a lack of phone signal for no one covering the massacre in Nigeria until now. It wasn't that, you just didn't care, stop lying.
|>>|| No. 17730
I liked it when the Graun ran an article tuther day about the lack of reporting of it. It's not like they could have, you know, gave it extensive coverage or anything.
|>>|| No. 17731
How can you blame them? It's not as if journalists routinely carry satphones and BGAN terminals. Obviously there are no land lines in Nigeria. If you can't get a signal on your iPhone, then you're stuck with carrier pigeons.
|>>|| No. 17733
It's very tricky to get accurate reports. Everyone who survives an attack like that flee immediately, so then all the witnesses are scattered and you get fragmented reports, if anything, making it impossible to find out how many may actually be dead and how/when the attack happened. Boko Haram also targeted cell phone towers recently, so there's hardly a good signal anywhere for anyone who does have a phone. Combine all that with a lack of man power and security and it makes it very difficult to establish a full chain of events.
|>>|| No. 17734
It doesn't help that the Nigerian government seem unperturbed by the whole thing.
|>>|| No. 17735
I'm getting sick of hearing people pronouncing the name of that magazine in a half arsed French accent by just missing off the H sound, and coming off like they just lapsed into a vague Leeds dialect for a moment.
|>>|| No. 17736
>It's not as if journalists routinely carry satphones and BGAN terminals
It is when they're going to third-world shitholes with almost no phone signal, such as Scotland or Yorkshire.
|>>|| No. 17741
I've had something in my eye since last night. I think it's a fisherperson plot because the pain of moving my eye means I've been checking out women less.
I was already on your side, God damn it!
|>>|| No. 17742
Today for the 3417th time in my life I had a revelation that everything is just utter, utter bollocks.
|>>|| No. 17745
This recently annoyed me;
So basically at work I'm "friends" with this chap, who is kind of quiet and shy. But I made an attempt, and we've been mates for well over a year.
I found out he has a steam account and loves the ol' game or two, but doesn't sperg on about it. I remember it was his birthday, so I decided to buy him something cheap, under £5 - just a little friendly, quiet present.
I check my Steam account today, and he never redeemed it since then. Even after thanking me later.What the fuck? I guess it was too awkward to say no, but fuck sake, just accept it and make it as if you gave a fuck...
I don't know, I've taken this a bit too personally - but really man? Christ...
|>>|| No. 17746
Did he claim to have played the game to you? Is that what you're upset about, him lying to you?
Otherwise, I don't see the problem. It's a gift, there are no conditions attached to it. You've bought it for him and he can do whatever he likes with it, play it or not play it.
Also give him a break, if he's quiet and shy and socially awkward, maybe he's not aware it might hurt your feelings if he doesn't make an effort to enjoy your gift.
|>>|| No. 17747
Well he never said, but I remember asking "did you check your steam a/c?" And he was all excited and grateful.
To make me sound like a needy child, I remember asking if wants to play a game or two since it's the whole point is the multiplayer aspect. He said sure, but later claimed he couldn't due to some other obligations... Whatever.
So yeah, there is an element of dishonesty to save face.
|>>|| No. 17749
I think maybe you shouldn't take it personally, I mean I'm a Steam enthusiast with just under four hundred games in my library, of which I've probably played about fifty or so, and rarely venture outside of my rut of a few treasured games each evening. If someone gifted me an under-£5 game, unless they made a big deal out of it I'd be like 'thanks, put it with the others'. That's just me though.
|>>|| No. 17751
Normally I'd agree, but Cara Delevigne, that mesmerising stare, and a sign that said - for example - "Fuck my whore mouth," I would hae no problem with whatsoever.
Context is everything.
Also I like spunking over hot celebs. Go figure.
|>>|| No. 17753
You need to add people changing their avatar on social media for a "cause". Wankers all of them.
|>>|| No. 17754
I don't use social media (aside from a Facebook account I have for groups only) but I can't keep from seeing these stupid fucking photographs like the Hebdo ones which all the shitrags and the BBC kept publishing.
|>>|| No. 17762
Probably, doesn't explain why he always tags along to the pub/cinema/running.
Yeah, thats perfectly fine! But at least take the bloody thing, and don't just let it sit there. I don't mind someone not liking a gift or whatever, but it's a bit insulting to ignore it entirely and not accepting the invite/request thing from Steam.
I just had another idea... If you gift someone, does the steam profile of that person show? So if I sent it, and he accepted it, would his avatar/name show? If so, this might be another reason.
|>>|| No. 17763
I've a feeling we're reaching, or possibly even reached, peak ineffectual sign holding.
What was the game? You didn't buy him Eve Online or something, did you? That'd be just like you.
|>>|| No. 17765
As someone who once held up a whiteboard with 'I need fishing because' on it, I don't consider it ineffectual at all - it demonstrates the breadth of support for it and the different individual experiences that people relate to the movement.
Have to admit I found the combination of his sign and his face in >>17759 pretty funny.
|>>|| No. 17766
As someone who once held up a whiteboard with 'I need fishing because' on it, I consider it totally ineffectual - it demonstrates these campaigns are more focused on getting some good photos than actually getting shit done. They need a man's touch to kick them into action.
|>>|| No. 17767
This makes me feel better about not following through with my idea to turn up at a vigil with a sign reading "Je n'suis pas Charlie, je lui joue à la télé" (or whatever the Froggish equivalent of that idiom actually is) even though I still maintain it's the sort of irreverent gesture they'd have appreciated.
|>>|| No. 17769
Do you realise how many fucking people receive your bullshit as simply 'LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME'?
The worst of it is when these fishmongers corner someone on campus and try to embarrass someone into taking a photo with the whiteboard because if they don't they're intolerant misogynist cis scum.
One of the things I really don't miss from being at uni. None of that wank in the construction industry (yet).
|>>|| No. 17770
I'm sorry but you're pathetic and image obsessed and trying to justify it to yourself.
|>>|| No. 17771
But I'm not pathetic and image obsessed. I noticed some people taking one of these photos a couple of metres away from us (us being my society stall) at the fresher's fair in September, called them over and said 'hey we'll do one', wrote something on the board and had the picture taken, and that was it. It was uploaded to Facebook by the fisherperson society amongst all the others and maybe about three people saw it. No-one knows or cares who I am and that's fine. I'm just one of many who held up the sign.
>Do you realise how many fucking people receive your bullshit as simply 'LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME'?
Just like pic related, I suppose? Everyone demonstrating for a cause is a self-obsessed attention seeker!
Piss off, you've probably never stood up for anything in your life, whether that be simply holding up a sign or otherwise.
|>>|| No. 17772
>Everyone demonstrating for a cause is a self-obsessed attention seeker!
No, just the ones who see fit to grab a sign and pose with it for the cameras.
|>>|| No. 17774
>you've probably never stood up for anything in your life, whether that be simply holding up a sign or otherwise.
When I was a student I actually volunteered for the campaign the SU were doing in partnership with the local homeless aid group, raised funds and made hampers for the winter, with warm clothes, sleeping bags and food. So you can get fucked, you in instagram-crazed slacktivist spaff sipper. You and your kind make me sick. But oh well, boxing up hats and gloves isn't as trendy and retweet-worthy as posing with your poxy little anguish-made-writ.
|>>|| No. 17775
They tell themselves it will be the last time, they even promise, and in their heads I'm sure they believe it. Which makes them so irredeemable in my eyes.
Pathetic wastes of oxygen who aren't even self aware enough to realise they are a pox on humanity.
|>>|| No. 17776
Ah I see so you're some kind of activism elitist. Holding up a sign just isn't good enough as all the things you've done and therefore it deserves scorn. Would you like me to suck you off for your homeless hampers? Or do you want me to rattle off a list of the things I donate my time and energy to so I can join your elevated ranks.
Can't believe I'm the one being called pathetic.
|>>|| No. 17777
Not really. You'll notice I never actually mentioned it until you made your moronic, baseless accusation. Holy fuck I hope I wasn't this much of a stupid cunt when I was an undergrad. I wonder what your poxy little message was, 'I need fishmongering because I'll write anything just to fit in with the trendy crowd' or some other vacuous guff.
|>>|| No. 17778
No, you didn't mention it until I accused you of not having stood up for anything, but it changes little: you're still raging at sign-holders for somehow being attention-seekers rather than real activists - which is a 'moronic, baseless accusation' all on its own.
|>>|| No. 17780
Come on desperatetofitinlad, spill the fucking beans already and tell us what pearl of wisdom you offered to the echo chamber of neo-fishmonger opinion.
|>>|| No. 17783
Well if this is a cause you give half a fuck about surely you wouldn't be reluctant to share it.
Unless you really were just going along with the trendy crowd.
I worked with one of the SU officers who got cornered by the fishmongers with the whiteboards. He acquiesced and pricately explained that if he didn't conform there'd undoubtedly be unending social media butthurt and accusations of cisgendered misogynistic rape culture etc. It's a fucking joke.
|>>|| No. 17784
So now I'm attention-seeking for not going on about what I did and said as an activist? Whatever lad.
POLITICIAN IS TWO-FACED SHOCKER.
|>>|| No. 17787
Funny how we've gone from
>[whiteboard wankery] demonstrates the breadth of support for [fishmongering] and the different individual experiences that people relate to the movement
>Nuh uh, I'm not telling you what I think about fishmongering!
That's some devoted activism against our brutal woman hating rape cultures that is.
|>>|| No. 17788
Well the important thing is that you've found a way to feel superior to each other.
|>>|| No. 17789
More importantly, you've found a way to feel superior to two people. Result!
|>>|| No. 17790
Yeah well I'm doing an economics degree so am objectively superior to you all!
|>>|| No. 17792
I'm the ghost of Rik Mayall and you're, still, all scum.
My biological and paternal grandfather was that sort of man. I was fortunate enough never to meet him and only ever heard about him when my dad was a bit pissed. Anyway, when he died a few years ago my dad's reaction was almost unnervingly cold, though I'm sure thoroughly warranted.*
*Story is obviously fiction because I'm Rik Mayall.
|>>|| No. 17796
What a curious response to a sentiment that is, IMHO, the closest thing to a moral absolute I've ever known.
Have you knocked a few partners about in your time, then?
|>>|| No. 17799
Why don't you fucking write something about it on a bit of paper and photo yourself holding it, that's what all the cool kids are doing.
|>>|| No. 17800
Buddha's already going to be upset I gave a review of the takeaways up here, he'll have a proper go if I start tell you lot anything else.
|>>|| No. 17803
It's hardly a black and white issue. A lot of the time women instigate it themselves and then act completely innocent to elicit sympathy.
|>>|| No. 17805
I thought it was already assumed that the guilty party would obviously have to be a cis male.
|>>|| No. 17806
Why would you assume that? Do you perceive women as being weaker or inferior to men?
|>>|| No. 17807
> Do you perceive women as being weaker or inferior to men?
Are you hoping to compete in the all-genders arm wrestling league in June?
|>>|| No. 17809
Oh whiteboardlad, what have the fishmongers done to you? I bet they've got you believing women have 'more lower body strength!' than men. You need an intervention.
|>>|| No. 17810
Of course not Herr Kommissar. I firmly believe the genders are equal and that women are just as capable as men in all fields, and vice versa.
|>>|| No. 17811
Do you genuinely think that everyone who replies to you is the same person?
|>>|| No. 17814
Yes, and you have lain me low with your wit, o one steeped in social justice doublethink. I will atone for my disgusting cisgendered misogynist thought crimes if given but a chance.
|>>|| No. 17817
From now on whenever I get into an argument on .gs I'm going to sarcastically apologise for "my disgusting cisgendered misogynist thought crimes".
|>>|| No. 17818
I enter me into this thread. I just messed about a fundamentally nice girl who agreed to host me and take time off work, only to change my mind because I am a cunt.
|>>|| No. 17819
Don't ever forget that all you are is a naughty little sexist. I bet you've never even posed with a whiteboard for anything.
|>>|| No. 17820
I don't remember calling anyone sexist for not doing the whiteboard thing.
|>>|| No. 17822
What, some bloke imagining he'll be called a sexist? Not really the same thing is it?
|>>|| No. 17823
What some woman imagining they might be sexually assaulted? Not really the same thing is it.
|>>|| No. 17825
Yeah, not as if fishmongers go batshit over stupid petty rubbish like not wearing a t shirt or something.
|>>|| No. 17826
Oh my God, shut the fuck up, you thick fuckers. Do you really think either of you are going to convince the other fucking cunt of your cunty fucking opinion? I want to push your fucking eyes into your brain with my fucking thumbs, the both of you.
The silly machine in ASDA gave me all my change back in coins so now my wallet looks like a leathery grenade.
|>>|| No. 17827
>The machine in Asda
No need to make your opinion so easy to disregard, poorlad.
|>>|| No. 17829
I hope that one night, on your way home from buying a kale and chic pea salad from Waitrose, you accidentally stumble upon a couple of Gifters going about God's work. You are startled at first, but then out of nowhere you get an erection. You know what these men are all about and you want their filthy seed.
Using the plastic spork provided with your Waitrose Kale and Chic Pea salad you rough up the inside of your rectum to get it good and bloody, all the better for him to breed your neg hole.
The bigger one grunts an order and points to the ground, where you lie there beside their last lucky customer. Deadly fuck juice oozes from his puffy and oft battered anus and all of sudden you've never been harder. Suddenly and without warning this 20 stone biker is penetrating your tight virgin arse and going at you like a barn door in the wind. You don't think you can handle much more, you feel yourself tear but he keeps going, merciless and without remorse. He grunts again, and you know that it is time. What you knew was coming all this time. You feel the warmth spread as you lie there accepting your fate.
You go home and cry while eating your Waitrose Kale and Chic Pea salad with your bare hands, knowing you'll never feel as free as when you're getting split in two by girthy Gifter cock.
|>>|| No. 17831
>M+S for life
Oh FFS. I'd rather be seen in Lidl.
(A good day to you Sir!)
|>>|| No. 17832
I'm working class enough to enjoy your horrific story, but I'm also middle class enough to feel the need to let you know that chickpea is one word.
|>>|| No. 17833
>I'm working class enough to enjoy your horrific story, but I'm also middle class enough to feel the need to let you know that chickpea is one word.
|>>|| No. 17834
I have a got a horrible, creeping, troubling suspicion I just spend 40 minutes playing Death Grips out of my laptop speakers without noticing. Sorry dad.
|>>|| No. 17835
A bird at work I'd grown pretty attached to had a bit of a barney today at work with another manager. The short story is he asked her to do something two or three times, but she was sat on her phone doing something. That's not actually too bad, we're pretty relaxed in general as long as shit gets done, but when he asked the third time she shouted at him and told him to fuck off. This resulted in a rather terse exchange of words between the two.
She later asked if I thought she was being out of order, and, not being the sort of person to lie to appease someone, I said that yeah, she might have overreacted a bit, and didn't have to be so aggressive. The immediate reply to that was "I'll do what I want", and then after that went on to explain that the reason she was on her phone was because her dad is sick and might have lung cancer - as if we should have known that at the time.
Now, lads, I may be a bit off the mark here...but...did she just use her father's illness as a way to win an argument? She's a cunt, right? I need to abort any and all attempts to get in her pants, right?
|>>|| No. 17837
I think being under stress from her dad having a serious illness is a valid excuse for lashing out, but failing to show remorse later once you've calmed down is not on.
|>>|| No. 17838
Agreed. I can understand being taken back and upset but later to take it out on others and use it as a pussypass? Yeah, nah.
|>>|| No. 17840
I've never heard of a pussypass.
>the reason she was on her phone was because her dad is sick and might have lung cancer
People respond differently to bad news and grief but the obvious question is "why the fuck didn't you say so, then?".
"I'll do what I want" is also a bit petulant, but we don't know her age.
|>>|| No. 17842
Take it to the LADBIBLE, won't you?
|>>|| No. 17846
I went to Sainsburys to use their salad bar for lunch and they've upped the price of a large bowl from £2.99 to £4. That simply is not on.
|>>|| No. 17847
Hmm, a 33% mark up in our current economic climate seems excessive. Especially considering the current price of fuel. Fuck knows how they are justifying that. Greedy bastards, basically.
|>>|| No. 17848
I'm always gutted by the amount of actual salad available at the Sainsbury's salad bar. There's all manners of croutons and couscous and pasta, but I just want a bowl packed to the brim with leaves smooshed together to fit in more leaves. £1 trays of salad from Asda really are the überlunch.
|>>|| No. 17850
Mines usually one half pasta and the other cous cous, chickpeas, butter beans, salad leaves, peas, edamame beans and then shitloads of feta cheese.
|>>|| No. 17851
Sage because it's brought up a lot
but other people's relationships. Thanks for reminding me that I'm alone and that you're significantly happier than me but somehow get surprised when I'm not exactly chipper about it.
|>>|| No. 17853
Being in a relationship doesn't automatically make you happy. You might get into a relationship with someone who decided that they wanted to knock you about one day because you burnt their toast. Learning to love yourself and being happy within yourself is the first step on the road to being happy and another person to share that with can amplify that happiness but they aren't essential to it's existence.
Think about what makes you unhappy in your life and try to do something about it, if it is loneliness then be pro-active about interacting with other people.
|>>|| No. 17855
I tried to stay up to watch some guy's Twitch stream I know! I know what you people think of me! Anyway, I fell asleep quite soon thereafter and I woke up to him and his girlfriend playing LoL together. The ghost at the livestream, so to speak.
|>>|| No. 17857
>the obvious question is "why the fuck didn't you say so, then?"
Exactly. I wanted to say that but obviously it wouldn't have helped. I don't know why I never learn that when people ask your opinion, they actually just want you to reinforce their own view. Every time someone asks me what I think I actually tell them, like some idiot.
Anyways she's 26, a bit too old for that carry-on if you ask me. I'm moving on.
|>>|| No. 17858
Though I just remembered I already spent fifty quid on a non-returnable birthday present for her. Fucks sake.
|>>|| No. 17859
Give it a whirl, if you've never had a prostate orgasm before it's well worth it.
|>>|| No. 17860
Judging her on this one incident alone seems a bit harsh, given that you have spent quite a bit on her I can only assume that she is otherwise decent (and/or you are otherwise desperate) so I'd say let it slide.
|>>|| No. 17861
If it makes you feel any better mate, I've been in and out of relationships for the past 7 years and it's never made me anything above middlingly miserable. We're all in the same shit self-loathing boat together, don't worry.
|>>|| No. 17862
Surely even the worst abusive etc. relationship has that first few weeks/couple months where everything is right in your world?
Forgive my idealistic ignorance I've never progressed past that level ;_;
|>>|| No. 17863
You raise a fair point. I don't know, I can't pinpoint anything else, but I'm getting the sense now she might just be a bit stroppy.
>and/or you are otherwise desperate
|>>|| No. 17864
Hahahaha. Jesus. No. I've heard it's meant to be like this, but no.
I date a lot of alcoholics.
|>>|| No. 17865
Given the circumstances though, I think we can give her a bit of leeway to be stroppy. It's not exactly a walk in the park experiencing one of your parents having cancer.
The real question is whether she was like this before all of this dying dad shit went down. If she's just acting like a brat (and she is acting like a brat, we all know it so let's just say it) because her dad is terminal - well, fair enough. But if she's a brat outside of that then I hope you fucking well kept that receipt, lad.
|>>|| No. 17867
I hear that. It definitely felt like the only reason she told me about her dad was to get me on side, but obviously it could just be her being upset.
I've seen glimpses of her acting this way previously, but I've always brushed it off. The "I'll do what I want" sort of attitude has been displayed in smaller doses, in an endearing, feisty way. Not so endearing in that context.
I dunno, if it was me I'd have regretted being a dick almost immediately. But I'm fifty quid down so I might as well aim for a couple of years out of it at least.
|>>|| No. 17868
Sometimes it's just worth swallowing the loss, mate. Is £50 really worth it? I suppose the fair thing to say here is give her a few weeks and see if you still notice her being bratty - towards others especially.
You can always judge a person by how they treat their waiter.
|>>|| No. 17869
I'll keep an eye. Might as well give her the present as it's an in-joke that would be quite useless to anyone else.
The waiter thing is usually solid advice, but we both work in the industry so we know that waiters actually deserve everything they get.
It's pretty deeply ingrained in me by now though that if I have to post on /101/ about a bird, it's probably time to cut all ties.
|>>|| No. 17890
On a double-date with some of the girlfriend's friends the other day, they're quite upper-middle-class people. I was hesitant about going for that reason because it would have buzzed my Class Inferiority Complex but I was assured they were down-to-earth people.
At the meal (for which they were 40 minutes late!) we were walking and they wanted to go to some Italian place with us which I shall call "Marios".
M: We go there all the time. He's very nice, is Mr Mario. He's very... Italian. By that I mean he's very passionate about his service, very kind to you. He'll hop in your conversations, for example, and it's not even annoying.
F: Well, he's only nice if you don't work for him. Do you remember when we were there last, and we heard somebody put down a tray of glasses a bit too hard?
M: Yes, I remember. We just heard them clinking and his head shot up towards the kitchen, like he was a robot.
F: Ha ha, somebody got fired!
M: Yes, that's another thing about him. He's very Italian in manners, and he extends that to his workplace. We know of someone who used to work there, and she was fired after she couldn't work a shift because her mum had been rushed to hospital.
F:He just told her over the phone, "Fine. Don't come in again, you're fired." and then put it down!
M: So Italian. Ha ha ha!
F: Ha ha ha!
Needless to say I told the other half when we got home that under no circumstances were we ever going to eat at that restaurant. It doesn't matter how nice he is to a paying customer, you can judge the quality of a man by how he behaves towards those he has power over and Mario had his reputation thoroughly trashed on those standards.
My /101/ is that they were laughing about how funny the girl being fired was. How is that funny? I bet it's because their families are rich, which they are, and they've never had to work a shit minimum wage job before. Someone just being fired from their only source of income, on which they rely... I felt horrified.
|>>|| No. 17892
More to the point, how is that "so Italian"? Is Italian a synonym for "awful human being"?
|>>|| No. 17893
Wow. You are better than me. I could never stand those kinds of cunts for even a minute. The laws of the land is all that keeps me from curb stomping their ilk. Utter cunts.
|>>|| No. 17894
I'm upset, and I want to go on a bike ride to calm down, but I feel sick so I'd probably end up puking all over myself.
|>>|| No. 17896
I can hear my downstairs neighbour puking noisily right now. He does it every morning. I'm not sure what's wrong with him.
Sage for tangent.
|>>|| No. 17898
Is puking so distracting it would make you not notice your house getting robbed? I have doubts.
|>>|| No. 17902
Puking is the second most traumatic thing to happen to your body after "giving birth." Don't forget that we all have the capacity to give birth. So yes, rob him, while he is distracted by his apparent bulimia.
|>>|| No. 17903
He has such punctual bulimia. Apparently there's a think where passing solids can somehow impact your vagus nerve and it can cause faintness and nausea.
|>>|| No. 17906
I found out with google because of late, I've had this thing where if I really need to shit (I mean a log, not diarrhea), it really makes me feel like I need to puke at the same time, to the point I actually sometimes do. It's not the straining, it happens before and the nausea just clears right up after I've had a shit. It gives me crazy nausea in the morning sometimes to the point I now take allergy pills at night instead of the morning so I don't risk losing them.
|>>|| No. 17907
Am I the only person that doesn't have to do this? I think a shit in entirety takes me about thirty seconds from sitting down on the bog to standing back up again. Should I expect that as I move into my late twenties I can no longer shit like the wind?
|>>|| No. 17912
My shitting takes about a minute, but I spend 30 minutes in the bog.
|>>|| No. 17914
I can't tell if it's my kidneys that hurt or my abdominal muscles. This is worrying, because I could be dying, or just a little achy.
|>>|| No. 17917
Your kidneys would give you back ache, your abdominal muscles wouldn't so there's a hint.
|>>|| No. 17921
I don't often need to strain but it's just the articles I googled up said straining is usually the part that affects the vagus nerve.
|>>|| No. 17925
In my experience, kidney pain is right on your side, just below your ribs and it can extend to the side of your back. I think I vaguely remember a nurse poking me in the back there and asking if it hurt.
I'm confused by this picture. Is that a female body with male hands?
|>>|| No. 17935
All the TV that I actually wanted to watch fell within an hour and a half window, spread across three channels. It's quite irritating.
|>>|| No. 17938
It is a shame when you can't just have your TV arrive sequentially though, especially if you don't have the right gear to watch iPlayer or nicked TV on your biggest and best set. No need to be snarky.
|>>|| No. 17941
People in their late twenties making jokes about Justin Bieber. I can understand edgy teenlads making jokes about him, but I don't see why anyone else should care about him.
|>>|| No. 17943
I recently got a new bed and mattress, and until I've sorted the junk from under my current bed I've just thrown the new mattress atop my old one. Anyway, the new mattress is lovely and springy, evidenced wonderfully by how I just hopped onto my bed and bounced my laptop clear off it and onto the floor. Damnable physics.
|>>|| No. 17955
I think that not only will I be too old to fight in WW3, but that the UK will be on the wrong side.
|>>|| No. 17959
I really want to buy something from a website that makes all these sort of subtle film referencing clothes, but my love of The Thing/Blade Runner just doesn't quite trump how bleh they look.
The site's called Last Exit to Nowhere if anyone else is interested.
|>>|| No. 17961
>I want to buy a tee-shirt with a pop-culture reference on
Into Room 101 you go too!
|>>|| No. 17964
You are a joyless and hollow human being if you wouldn't happily wear a Weyland Yutani hoodie.
|>>|| No. 17971
I have a mental block that causes me to read and say Weyland Yutani as Weyland Yatuni. It sounds better.
|>>|| No. 17978
It's just something small, like a an origami unicorn, so other Blade Runner fans will nod at me in the street. Then again, Blade Runner's a deeply personal movie to me, so maybe I don't actually want that.
I'm still holding out hope they'll bring back the blue Lacuna t-shirts. It's only been 4 years.
|>>|| No. 17979
A bond villain has killed the Hairy Bikers, and is presently traveling around Egypt pretending to be the one called Dave. Presumably he's to blame for recent events in the Sinai.
|>>|| No. 17984
I've drunk too much coffee and smoked too many cigarettes to try and get through the last 45 minutes of my shift and now I feel distinctly squiffy.
|>>|| No. 17985
"Little Fishes nursery and playgroup"
Little Fishes? Little Fishes? No you stupid cunt. He fishes, she fishes, they are not fishes they are fucking fish. Who entrusts the care of their children to these cretins?
|>>|| No. 17987
Fish is the plural, I don't give a fuck what your online dictionary says.
|>>|| No. 17988
Yeah that fucking online dictionary, it must be shite because it's online, who the hell are 'Oxford' anyway.
|>>|| No. 17990
I for one love the anguished wails of those discovering they've spent thirty grand on an education that could have been bettered simply by browsing wikipedia for eight hours a day.
|>>|| No. 17991
To be fair if I was at uni I'd probably hate myself less. Plurals be damned.
|>>|| No. 17992
Needing and going for a shit when:
a. You're just about to go out
b. right after a shower
both is bad too.
|>>|| No. 17993
I used to be terrible for desperately needing a shit 20 seconds before being due to head out the door. I guess it was nerves and/or IBS but I'm not as bad with either anymore.
|>>|| No. 17996
Lads, have you ever done a shit so nasty and smeary that even the emergency baby wipes couldn't offer any chance of hazard control? I think I did that stupid thing earlier where I started wiping before the turtle's head was completely released, thereby smearing it all over my arsecheeks to the point that palm-thick wadges of loo roll simply weren't enough any more. I had no choice but to position my arse over the side of the bath and use the showerhead to cleanse myself of the filthy abomination I'd just created whilst questioning my choices in life. I had a proper shower later in the day and I have to say I don't think my bum crack has ever been so clean or nicely smelling, but still, I'm a grown adult. I should be better at shitting by now.
I think it's worse, somehow, that I'm supposed to be a girl. We're all pigs, lads, dirty little pigs with shit-smeared arses just like the rest of you. Never forget that.
|>>|| No. 17998
I don't understand this. Why can't you hold your shit in? A lot of people seem to have this need to shit uncontrollably. What the fuck is wrong with you? I once held in my shit for 5 days.
|>>|| No. 18004
I need to have more bread, or the people who can't stop shitting themselves eat too much bread.
How does that explain the fact that I shit 2 or 3 times a week, while everyone else in my family shits daily? We almost all have the same diet, especially on holidays.
|>>|| No. 18005
There's nothing better than the perfectly clean feeling you get after a poo so abominable that it requires rinsing your bum thoroughly.
|>>|| No. 18007
I've realised that the best time of my life was 15 to 16, and I didn't even notice at the time how good I had it. As a result spend a great deal of time listening to albums from 2005, and spending lots of money on Vans and Etnies. And I think I'm having a mid life crisis, meaning I won't live past 50.
I'm off to listen to Arctic Monkey's first album and remember how I heard them on Myspace way before they got on the radio.
|>>|| No. 18008
I love Etnies, Vans, and DC. 15/16 were the best years of my life too. I'm 4 years away from 30, and I have never been more lost for some reason.
|>>|| No. 18009
I wasted those years of my life by being a miserable cunt. I often wish I could take my brain now and stick it back in my 15 year-old body so I could relive those years with the benefit of knowing what I know now.
|>>|| No. 18010
If I had known what I know now, I would have been a suicidal, horrible cunt.
|>>|| No. 18012
It's just the classic realisation your life isn't going the way you thought it would. At 16 everything had so much promise. You didn't worry about the future, you just KNEW it would work out. and now it's ten years later and you've spent most of that decade sat on a sofa barely existing.
My advice to you would be to work hard at something you truly want to do, don't settle.
|>>|| No. 18014
Basically unrealised dreams and aspirations. Lacking purpose and direction in life, and no real bright future to look forward to. If I were you, I would find something I am good at and pour my heart and soul into it.
|>>|| No. 18015
Of course it's not too late for us lad. It might be harder, but it's not too late.
Fuck it, I'm going to buy some converse and look up some ways to switch careers.
|>>|| No. 18016
You know when sometimes your dad lets out a long sigh, apropos of nothing? That's the sound of a man whose dreams have died, been mourned for, and are now just a faded memory.
In your twenties, you still think you can salvage your dreams, you think that something will happen to make everything come good. Slowly, all those threads of hope wither away, as your hair starts thinning and your face starts to sag. Still, you find some delusion of grandeur to hold on to, some totem that represents hope and possibility.
One day, you wake up in the morning and realise that it's all over, that you will die a mediocrity. Some men turn to drink, others find a younger lover, some buy a car that makes them look ridiculous. Eventually, after your last scrap of hope has gone, there's nothing left to do but make yourself a cup of tea, sit down in your favourite chair and wait for death.
Don't ever get old kids, it's shit.
|>>|| No. 18021
I am suicidally depressed and there is nothing on TV to distract me, it is most unpleasant.
|>>|| No. 18022
Try reading. I got through the entirety of A Song Of Ice and Fire n a week when I was last depressed.
|>>|| No. 18024
I wrote a couple of bad reviews on Steam, and apparently most people who care to check the reviews for these games disagree. However, no one's commented saying why they disagree and it's a little annoying.
|>>|| No. 18025
Hmm, I think that should have read "I have written", but so unsure I'm not willing to change it and repost it.
|>>|| No. 18026
This is just pathetic, clearly I'm very ill and I will visit my GP first thing Monday.
|>>|| No. 18027
I keep getting kicked out of nightclubs, and I don't understand how my life reached this point. I used to be such a nice kid. I want to go back, just go back to being good and boring and quiet but I keep getting drawn out by drinking and coke. I still hate getting into trouble, I'm still a child.
I think I have a bit of a coke problem now too.
|>>|| No. 18028
I get kicked out most nights I go out and I'm not even on coke. Getting quite tired of waking up with x missing, the door from my room to the garden open and next doors cat chilling in my wardrobe.
|>>|| No. 18029
Odd, I have never been in trouble with bar staff.
I have this mental switch that turns on at precisely 3am - and I head home like a bee carrying nectar, except, the nectar in this case isn't a bird around my arm, but my regrets and shame.
|>>|| No. 18031
>I still hate getting into trouble, I'm still a child.
It's this, entirely this, only you don't actually hate it. You subconsciously crave it, because you feel like you have lost the comfort and innocence of being young, and the attention given to you by authoritative figures who would take the stress of decision making off your shoulders. You are essentially acting in the same way as a misbehaving child in the school playground, transplanted into an adult setting.
If you want to stop getting thrown out of nightclubs, go see one of those dominatrix prostitutes who will let you suck on her tits and spank you while calling you a naughty little boy whilst wearing a nappy and stuff.
|>>|| No. 18032
Homeless people who constantly bother me daily.
Bonus points for people who think giving money to them solves their struggle for the day and think I'm a bastard for not enabling them.
|>>|| No. 18033
Ah, just enable them. They have more fun with their weekend's heroin than you do with your shit coffee.
|>>|| No. 18044
I had one of those 'am I a cunt' moments recently. There's a lad I've seen around claiming to be homeless. The first time I saw him he asked for cash and said he's sleeping rough, followed by "come on it's Christmas mate", I refused. I was running late to work and mentioned I was getting a cab, and he asked if he could get a ride into town with me, and I said yes to that. It was freezing out so I said he should get down to a housing charity I used to work at, and he gave some evasive reply. Thing is, he ends up stopping to talk to a friend and of course I walk on, being late, and jump straight in the taxi without him.
Second time I see him I'm on my way to the gym, he asks for cash again, I say no. Third time on the way to the gym again, he's walking with a friend and clearly gesturing for me to take out my earphones, and I wasn't in the mood that day, so I just brushed straight past and shook my head.
The impression I get of him is that he's mostly harmless. I can tell he's just out for pocket money, but I still felt bad. I don't really like saying no to anyone, and I resent that he's clearly picked up on that.
Now I have to perpetually be a cunt and ignore him, I suppose.
|>>|| No. 18045
That fucking pink Labour bus, or more to the point, how everyone turned the story into "oh look, how patronising".
Like, I get it, it is embarrassing that Labour would do that, but can every fucking Telegraph reporter and their dog stop pretending they'd give a shit any other day of the week.
Maybe, I'unno, have a discussion on why women don't bother voting, or something? Like, do your fucking job, you media hacks? Maybe?
|>>|| No. 18047
I stopped reading or watching any news. It's all so tiring and tedious. I won't even bother vote.
|>>|| No. 18058
I'm just really fucking ugly, and I'm not convinced that's fair.
|>>|| No. 18063
A few weeks back someone set the clock on the microwave so it actually tells the right time. My head can't cope with this, I still read it as being 10 minutes fast.
|>>|| No. 18065
Some fucking septic sheep shagging taff has spiked my friend's drink because they were jealous of her having a hot girlfriend, I think they were trying to get her out of the way so they could try it on with her/god knows what fucking else, but she felt ill almost immediately so they left and now she is spewing. I've just talked her histerical, at this stage, GF out phoning an ambulance as I don't think there is much A&E can do and being sick is probably the best solution to whatever they've put in her drink and advised her to call the police/the bar in the Morning.
If it was GBH, then that explains her aggressiveness earlier, but I would have thought that would have knocked her out so she must have only got a small dose.
I really hope I've advised her right here, I'm fucking worried now.
|>>|| No. 18067
I find the phrase "it's not rocket science" bothersome. I think it's because someone who thinks STEM subjects are inconceivably difficult is trying to be patronising towards me.
|>>|| No. 18068
The hospital trip would be evidence if it gets to court, in the same way you should get minor domestic violence