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>> No. 25832 Anonymous
24th September 2017
Sunday 10:16 pm
25832 BRITFA.GS /101/ MARK VII
The old thread is well over 30MB, so I think we're due a new one.

Some cunt threw a firecracker in front of my bike today. If I hadn't seen the little scrote and his little scrote mates running I wouldn't have noticed until it was too late.
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>> No. 27542 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 6:38 pm
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I hate it when I'm talking to someone and they just agree with me and that's that. IE, I'm talking about politics and the theoretical other person goes "the Tories are cunts" and I'm forced to agree, but we don't examine why and question it regardless.
>> No. 27543 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 8:52 pm
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>>27541

The only sensible response is to troll them really. I mean I'm all in favour of rights for disadvantaged people of all stripes whether they are ethnically, bodily or genitally challenged- But I can't help but find it amusing how those lot only have those rights because the cis white males who are in charge of the world let them have rights. You only see shitfits like this when Daddy White Man didn't throw them a bone.
>> No. 27544 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 10:07 pm
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>>27542

Not everyone likes arguing about politics. Whenever my grandad tells me that Brexit is going to be good for everyone I don't tell him he's wrong and explain why, because a) he's my grandad and b) I'm not 15, so I have already learned that nobody is ever, ever, going to change their political opinions based on someone else nudging them along.

Even if it's someone I'm aligned with politically, it's a dangerous game, and I have managed to offend people by responding to their questions in an honest way. Nothing extreme, just something as daft as thinking the council tax rates are not that bad.

The only person I talk politics with now is one of my oldest friends, he's basically the complete opposite of me in terms of views, but when we argue about politics, that's where it stays. Nobody gets upset, nobody calls anyone else a nazi, we just discuss it, disagree, typically, explore why, and move on. We can only do this after years of knowing each other. Try that with a new acquaintance and you risk losing that friend.
>> No. 27545 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 10:41 pm
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>>27544

Keith Johnstone's Impro is the most important book ever written on political debate. I am 100% serious. If you approach a conversation about politics in the same way that an actor approaches improvisation, you can have a well-mannered and meaningful conversation with anyone about any topic.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Impro-Performance-Books-Improvisation-Theatre/dp/0713687010
>> No. 27546 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 1:21 am
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>>27544
Are you my oldest friend? Because I have a very similar relationship.

I shouldn't have used politics as an example, because I just find a lot of people are crap at talking in general. Unless they're a bit pissed, at least. But occasionally it can feel like some folks are slightly self-conscious about asking questions or what have you. I think I lack the vocabulary to explain myself without sounding like a pseudo-intellectual tosser, so I'll quit.
>> No. 27547 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 1:44 am
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>>27546

I've ranted about this on here before. People have become pretty spineless about expressing themselves and I think it is a result of social media. We now operate with a greater filter than we ever have before and I don't think it is in our nature to switch it on and off. We've been conditioned not to contradict or challenge the consensus. We are entering the behavioral sink.
>> No. 27548 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 1:48 am
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>>27546

>Are you my oldest friend? Because I have a very similar relationship.

It's possible. I could see him finding this place. He's a tory mind, I get the impression you're not from the other post.

>I just find a lot of people are crap at talking in general. Unless they're a bit pissed, at least. But occasionally it can feel like some folks are slightly self-conscious about asking questions or what have you.

I think I know what you mean. I've noticed I have a propensity to want to talk about a broad range of topics, and I have a habit of wanting to talk about peoples hopes and dreams and fears and that. But a lot of folk are hard wired into having a few hundred hours of small talk between you before they'll even entertain a 'meaning of life' type conversation.

A few people I have met and we've clicked enough that we skip all that and go straight to counselling each other and philosophising, and it's great. But you're right, most people you just end up sitting around talking about the footy or the new Fallout game. I'm not adverse to that, but it tends to be a far more stinted conversation, and much less interesting to all involved.

Perhaps people are just not willing to open up that side of themselves to people. Politics, philosophy, relationship stuff, it's all deeply personal, I suppose it makes sense that the vast majority of people we meet are reluctant to talk about any of it, and instead fall to the save haven of what the weathers going to be like.

Even when I meet someone with shared interests, very often you end up exhausting that avenue eventually, and then where are you?

It's probably the reason so many adults say it's hard to make friends at our age.
>> No. 27549 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 1:04 pm
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Need a hair cut, but I've got terrible wind.
>> No. 27550 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 3:13 pm
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>>27549
Create some form of fart tube that blows your hair into the desired shape and style.
>> No. 27551 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 3:34 pm
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>>27550
I wish I could tell you I like how you think, but frankly I'm disturbed.
>> No. 27552 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 4:42 pm
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>>27551
No bad idea has ever started with the words

>Create some form of fart tube
>> No. 27553 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 4:46 pm
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>>27550
If this isn't in that Theme Hospital sequel I'm going to be mildly annoyed.
>> No. 27554 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 9:18 pm
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Why is it that 90% of people on YouTube pronounce 'th' as 'ff' or 'v', or 'r' becomes 'w'? It shouldn't annoy me, but it does.
>> No. 27555 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 10:10 pm
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I've been downloading so many episodes of In Our Time that Firefox's Top Sites BBC link has defaulted to this charming photo of a smiling Melvin Bragg.
>> No. 27556 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 10:37 pm
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>>27555
Welcome to In Our Time, the programme that just... starts.
>> No. 27557 Anonymous
4th September 2018
Tuesday 11:12 pm
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>>27555
Bloody brilliant init.
>> No. 27558 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 9:34 am
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>>27554

I posted about the same thing several months back, I recall.

I've concluded however that it's mostly the nerdy and/or gaming channels I was watching at the time have a higher proportion of unusual speech patterns. It's not hard to imagine the kind of people who end up as YouTube personalities are more likely to be that kind of autist misfit anorak, who probably got bullied for it at school. So it should really be unsurprising half of them speak exactly like that.

If you've ever heard John Walker's (from Rock Paper Shotgun) speaking voice... Fucking hell, what a flannel. No wonder he had such a hard-on for all that gamergate bollocks.
>> No. 27559 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 10:47 am
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>>27556>>27557

I like when he sits too close to the mic and you get tens minutes of raspy, old man breathing, or he gets shirty with an antiquarian about vague dates.
>> No. 27560 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 8:02 pm
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This thread now crashes my browser, even if I choose "Last 50 posts". If someone would sort out the youtube "text link only" stuff so that the whole video wasn't loaded then hidden by CSS then that might not happen.
>> No. 27561 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 10:11 pm
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>>27560
There's not a single YT video in the last 50 posts.
>> No. 27562 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 2:05 am
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>>27561

I'm still blaming youtube. It's either that or the awful fucking background image. Either that or the whole fucking thread is loaded and then reduced to the last 50 posts by CSS.
>> No. 27563 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 2:27 am
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>>27562

I think your browser is buggy. A quick sniff in Firefox devtools suggests that there's nothing grievously wrong with the page.
>> No. 27564 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 9:06 am
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Started seeing the most attractive girl I probably will ever have a chance with.

Like every other girl, still displays that incredible habit of having to maintain 24/7 contact.

Stay over and spend all night and morning together? Of course she wants to ring and talk when you're driving to work.

Just spent a weekend together and going home? Of course she wants to ring and talk when going home.

I appreciate it, I'm very grateful and she is wonderful but I do sometimes wish I had the nerve to say 'I need this time to just listen to music and stare into the abyss if that's okay, I'm still absolutely infatuated with you and count my lucky stars to be in this situation.'
>> No. 27565 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 9:58 am
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>>27564

This is really more /emo/. I'm fairly certain that isn't every girl, maybe you have a think for the clingy type, I don't think it is a wholly bad quality, it shows they care.

How long has it been? They might calm down after the first month. L

I remember being in a similar situation and by the time I got home and they asked 'how was your day' I broke down because I had no information to tell them, I woke up next to them, I chatted online with them at work, and they phoned me during the train journey home. There was no time for me to have any experience they didn't already know about.

What else have they got going on in their life? If there is nothing else interesting that might explain it.
>> No. 27566 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 11:22 am
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>>27564

You're going to have to say it at some point lad, otherwise you'll just end up miserable. Like the other chap says she will probably calm down with time, but if not you're going to have to speak up. The trouble is it's one of those things that will prove quite a strong indication of the longer term health of the relationship, in my experience.

My ex eventually got it through her head that I needed leaving alone sometimes, but she'd never quite give me enough time to properly unwind and as a result I ended up being quite ratty with her a lot of the time. There were other problems of course, but no matter how much I tried to explain it she wasn't happy to give me as much space as I needed, which I'm sure was one of the biggest reasons it broke down in the end. I was just sick of her.
>> No. 27567 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 1:27 pm
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>>27564

That's definitely not every girl, I think I've talked to my missus about four times on the phone since I met her a few years ago, but it's common enough that I recognise it.

I understand your hesitance to bring it up to her and potentially mess things up, but the truth is, if she can't handle a communications gap of three or four hours, then this is a relationship that will rapidly deteriorate anyway.

As others say, she might simmer down eventually, but in my experience, a needy girl will always be needy. She'll likely be receptive to giving you more time to yourself, because she'll be scared of losing you over it too. It's definitely tricky, but you'll certainly have to deal with it eventually.

Of course, your other option is to just lie and say your phone's running out of battery or you have some work calls to make.
>> No. 27568 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 5:48 pm
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>>27565
>What else have they got going on in their life? If there is nothing else interesting that might explain it
Living vicariously through one's partner, is it?
>> No. 27569 Anonymous
6th September 2018
Thursday 7:30 pm
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>>27564

Slight tangent but I just blocked a girl off WhatsApp who I met off Tinder that I hadn't even met up with yet because she was getting seriously stroppy that I wasn't replying to her messages quickly enough.

If there's one thing I can't be doing with it's clinginess.
>> No. 27570 Anonymous
7th September 2018
Friday 7:44 pm
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>>27569
I think that was a good move. I've done the same in the past. Some birds are just mental and you want well shot of them.
>> No. 27571 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 2:27 pm
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My train has arrived at its destination half an hour late. There's an old fogey at the cash machine who has now put his card in about five times, and a massive queue for taxis, partly because another company didn't want to hold a connection for 5 minutes, only none have actually turned up yet.

I hate to invoke the punchy one, but how fucking hard can it be?
>> No. 27572 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 2:39 pm
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>>27571
As a bonus, the station staff have now blocked the queue to get connecting passengers into the few taxis turning up instead of calling for minicabs like they're supposed to.
>> No. 27573 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 2:58 pm
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>>27567
I find it's also a youth thing. Nowadays it's regarded as absolutely normal to be messaging someone, or posting on Facebook, or interacting with Instagram or Snapchat 24/7. I think people from the older generations who didn't grow up being connected with everyone all the time through a little rectangle you keep in your pocket have a less intense approach to communication, and are more aware of the fact you need to catch up with people after a certain amount of time to have anything to talk about. I did break it off with one Tinder lass who was a couple of years younger than me who couldn't seem to spend any time with me without Snapchatting to her friends every 5 minutes. It felt like she was never truly present any of the time we spent together so eventually I jumped ship in favour of dating a less phone-addicted girl who I've now happily been with for 2 years. I don't use Snapchat so perhaps I can't understand that this is how friendships are just conducted these days, but my current partner can go days without contacting me and it ruffles neither of our feathers. She also doesn't use Snapchat and can't understand the attraction of taking endless selfies, which is probably a good thing.
>> No. 27574 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 3:39 pm
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>>27573

It's really bizarre isn't it?

I don't think it helps having a culture of apps forcing your last known whereabouts so that people know if you've ignored them which forces you to reply, so this usually means me not checking any app for days and responding to everybody in one big 'sorry I'm replying a week later' rush again when I build up to it.

I genuinely find it overwhelming. I can't stand it.
>> No. 27575 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 3:40 pm
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Just grazed my finger against a rusty nail holding up one of the support beams in the cellar, drawing a tiny bit of blood.

I do, however, have a hypochondriac streak and I'm now shitting myself. Rationally I know that a cut likely less than a millimetre deep against a nail that has not been near any sort of soil for over 100 years is of minimal risk, but my last tetanus jab was probably around 9-10 years ago.

Phoned 111 and I must have sounded like a twat complaining about a tiny graze on my finger that stopped bleeding within seconds, but at the same time, better safe than in excruciating pain for months.
>> No. 27576 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 3:51 pm
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>>27575

Absolutely and if it has a positive effect on your mental wellbeing of calming you down what's the problem?
>> No. 27577 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 4:01 pm
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>>27576
I mean, at the end of the day, that's what it's there for. I'd rather cost the NHS a few quid for a 5 minute call than either hundreds for an appointment or worse if it actually developed.

The fella that phoned back said that it's a 0.1% chance but I should still phone my doctor to check if I'm "in date" for my shots.
>> No. 27578 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 4:13 pm
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>>27577
There are four cases of tetanus in England in an entire year.
>> No. 27579 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 7:09 pm
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I tried to open the last 50 posts on this thread on my phone and the browser crashed. It turns out it does this for anything on /101/.
>> No. 27580 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 7:23 pm
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>>27579
I think browser processing is ramped up massively by all the boards which have those huge background images and text shading - /101/, /shed/, /mph/ etc.
>> No. 27581 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 7:51 pm
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Parents who think it's acceptable for their kids to bring a football to an English Heritage site. Parents who thinks it's acceptable for said kids to play with the football in the middle of where other people are trying to have their picnics.
>> No. 27582 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 8:51 pm
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People who think it's acceptable to just have a picnic on an English Heritage site.
>> No. 27583 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 9:01 pm
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>>27582
That's why they have picnic benches.
>> No. 27584 Anonymous
12th September 2018
Wednesday 10:37 am
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“Hi there, Neighbor!” And then he coughed right in my face.
>> No. 27585 Anonymous
12th September 2018
Wednesday 10:51 am
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https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/poundland-shoppers-left-hysterics-self-1989978

Shit for cunts.
>> No. 27586 Anonymous
12th September 2018
Wednesday 11:10 am
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>>27585

String 'em up.
>> No. 27587 Anonymous
12th September 2018
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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>>27585
"Albeit an impersonation". Phew, for a minute there I actually believed Presley had recorded lines for self-service checkouts fifty years before they were invented.
>> No. 27588 Anonymous
12th September 2018
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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>>27587

They could have just had it pipe out real recordings of him, maybe he could have sang to you whenever you scanned your beans.

All I have to say about this sort of thing is that when the Tesco machine started saying HO HO HO to me when I used their self checkouts, I boycotted Tesco until about February, just to be sure.
>> No. 27589 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 10:09 pm
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Job adverts that are listed as a trainee/entry position but ask for experience only gained by working in a position you're applying for.
>> No. 27590 Anonymous
18th September 2018
Tuesday 7:16 pm
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Checked my phone's battery level. It reported 23%. Opened an app. Around 10 seconds later I get a notification sound and my phone switches itself off. I manage to turn it back on and the battery now reports 1%.

What's the world coming to when a phone can't even go two years without shitting the bed?
>> No. 27591 Anonymous
18th September 2018
Tuesday 9:00 pm
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Kids who bike in the dark with no helmet, lights or reflectors whilst wearing all dark clothes.

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