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>> No. 411628 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 6:36 am
411628 Queens Speech
Today's the day, lads.

I'm eagerly looking forward to Her Maj's announcements that parliament will be abolished and that she will be taking charge of Brexit negotiations herself.
I'm still going to be surprised to learn what parliament is being replaced with though.
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>> No. 411667 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:08 pm
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>>411664
No, I meant I don't understand this post >>411660.

>The House does not bow to the monarch.
Then what was meant by "bow on behalf of the entire House"?

>It's the same thing as taking first reading of another bill before debating the speech.
What is the same thing? And what do first readings have to do with this? The Queen isn't around for those.

>Black Rod is bowing on behalf of the House in the sense that he's acknowledging to the monarch that the House has complied with the her summons.
OK, but then, he's not bowing on behalf of the House, because that's not what that means. And that doesn't address what is meant by the Speaker bowing.
>> No. 411668 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:14 pm
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>>411663
>B1064
Googling this comes up with a B road near Norwich, a chemical compound, a transistor datasheet, a toner, and some sort of steel standard amongst many other things.
>> No. 411669 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 11:17 pm
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>>411667
Oh wait I just understood what you meant by the first reading thing. Yes I remember that tradition.
>> No. 411672 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:31 am
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>>411667
>>411669

I've not seen so much.... whatever this condition is since fucking ambulancelad. Good God.
>> No. 411675 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:56 am
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>>411667
When bills become law, the process involves two people in tricorn hats reading a list off a bit of goatskin and speaking French.

Constitutional ceremonies in this country are full of fine detail that has been around for hundreds of years. Don't worry if it doesn't make sense to you, because the chances are it barely made sense when they started doing it in the first place.

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>> No. 411670 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 12:47 am
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Happy independece day lads.
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>> No. 411671 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 12:49 am
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>>411670
Independence from what?
>> No. 411673 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:44 am
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>>411671
OP's referencing what happened on this day a year ago.
>> No. 411674 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 1:49 am
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>>411673
Famous bluegrass player Dr. Ralph Stanley passing away?
>> No. 411676 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 2:02 am
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>>411673
Me coming out of the cast after the road accident? Well, er, thanks, I guess.
>> No. 411677 Anonymous
23rd June 2017
Friday 2:35 am
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What the fuck is even happening to this country. I like working my shit job, reading random shit, and occasionally getting high. But now the news has gotten me scared of eskimos and anyone who doesn't speak English and I'm worried that my pension is going to be fucked when I'm older.

How do I become less stupid.

Recommend me some books or something if you would, because I don't don't understand shit right now, and I feel like I should make more of an effort. First post this year and it's a sage.

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>> No. 410705 Anonymous
26th May 2017
Friday 6:22 pm
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How're you keeping cool in the weather?
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>> No. 410774 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 11:06 am
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>>410757
I don't measure it at all, just fill the glass halfway with yogurt, chuck the salt in then top it up with milk. I don't see how it could give anyone heartburn but hey ho.
>> No. 410775 Anonymous
29th May 2017
Monday 1:32 pm
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>>410774
Don't be offended mate. It was a good acid.
>> No. 411608 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:47 pm
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>>410725
I need one of these
>> No. 411665 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 8:42 pm
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Thank fuck its over.
>> No. 411666 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 9:25 pm
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I'm slightly disappointed that we didn't top the 1976 Heatwave after all that suffering. Typical British weather to not put the effort in.

>>410769
>it gave me really bad heartburn

This might not be related but I've also been getting heartburn lately in sync with the heat. Initially I thought it was just the coffee but after giving that up a couple of weeks back and reading online it appears there is some anecdotal evidence of a connection between heartburn and extreme heat.

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>> No. 411395 Anonymous
17th June 2017
Saturday 10:36 am
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Lads, I cannot cope.

It's only half 10 and I'm sweating like a black man on a rape charge.
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>> No. 411655 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 10:35 pm
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>>411625
Today was the worst day so far, muggy as fuck.
>> No. 411656 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 11:12 pm
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>>411654
Seen two lads around here wearing leather jackets in this heat. Both white though, but how do people do it? They must be drenched in sweat, surely.
>> No. 411657 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 11:35 pm
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I like it, you guys are fucked when our Lizard Overlords win the forever war.
>> No. 411659 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 2:18 pm
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>>411657
We won't be beaten that easily. We'd live in the dunes and make war with them.
>> No. 411661 Anonymous
22nd June 2017
Thursday 3:16 pm
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>>411655

I find today even more unpleasant.

Also, I went for lunch with a coworker and had spicy curry at a Thai restaurant. And I mean, spicy. Excellent food really, it was sort of a mango/peach/pineapple chicken curry with loads of chili in it. Very well prepared and tasty. But it really got me sweating like a pig.

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>> No. 407828 Anonymous
7th January 2017
Saturday 1:36 pm
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Weekend thread? Weekend thread.

How's it going, lads?
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>> No. 411640 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 3:19 pm
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>>411639

It goes pass, merit, distinction. I understand that only the latter two give you a way into uni.
>> No. 411642 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:11 pm
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>>411640
Bollocks. Russel group onwards might turn their noses up but I assure you somewhere nice like Chester won't care.
>> No. 411643 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:21 pm
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>>411642

I hope so. I'm definitely underachieving in life.

Oh, also I lied about having a C in English to get on the course, so I need to sort that.
>> No. 411645 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:44 pm
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>>411640

The overwhelming majority of access courses are based on the Access to HE Diploma. These courses include 45 graded credits, each graded at pass, merit or distinction. If you're on one of these courses, what counts is the aggregate of all your grades, not just the grade for your final assignment. Talk to your tutor to confirm exactly what qualification you're being awarded and what your grades are, then check the UCAS website.

>Oh, also I lied about having a C in English to get on the course, so I need to sort that.

A lot of less-selective universities don't care about your GCSE grades, especially if you've got a qualification with an equivalent Key Skills component.
>> No. 411648 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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>>411645
>A lot of less-selective universities don't care about your GCSE grades, especially if you've got a qualification with an equivalent Key Skills component.

I can personally confirm this having gotten into (and finished) university without any GCSEs. The reference I got from a passed employer was incredibly shitty as well so I guess nobody cares to look into that either.

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>> No. 411421 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 12:05 am
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What's it like living on a council estate?
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>> No. 411558 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 12:34 pm
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>>411551

And the U.S. version with William H. Macy was shit right out the gate.

That said, in my old neighbourhood where I used to live, there was a local bum/drunk who would spend his days hanging about in front of shops and begging people for money. He was known by everybody and he looked like an identical twin of Frank Gallagher in the U.S. series, so my friends and I started calling him Shameless. "Look, there's Shameless again, bumming a few quid for fags and booze off people like he always does".
>> No. 411611 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:07 pm
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>>411558

We had one of those but he also enjoyed hurling homophobic and racist abuse at people so they evicted him and moved him to Blackpool. He had a Facebook account with no photo, nothing written on and about 7 friends. Sam Rimmer was one of his friends and has the same surname and an excellent resemblance so I assume they're related. Sam Rimmer got done for raping an 84-year-old.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/sam-rimmer-hugged-84-year-old-manchester-woman-after-brutal-rape-attempt-1491993

I only mention it because he doesn't look like Frank Gallagher, so that's how he differs from yours.

He used to dress as a pretend workman too with a hi-vis jacket and hard hat he'd obviously stolen. I've always been a bit wary of workmen since and before that they were almost like invisible people to me the way they could go around and do anything and you just assume they're supposed to be there.
>> No. 411627 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 3:10 am
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>>411611

Well "my" Shameless lad was wearing the same worn out bordeaux red corduroy blazer every day, summer or winter. I guess even as the neighbourhood bum, he still had some residual pride in himself and wanted to look as smart as you could on one bottle of vodka and a packet of fags a day. He was either not aware, or it didn't matter to him that his blazer had beer stains and cigarette burn marks all over, and really looked like it hadn't been cleaned in ten years. He was behind me in the queue in a supermarket once, buying a tin of Tesco generic beer with a whole handful of change. He smelled utterly unpleasant. But oh well. He never hurt anybody, even when he was noticeably off his tits, he would just doze peacefully on a bench under a tree somewhere. And just maybe deep down under all that dirt, poverty and destitution was once a decent human being who had just completely lost his way in life.
>> No. 411631 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 9:14 am
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>>411627

My Shameless lad was behind me in the queue in Sainsbury's once (it's just our nearest supermarket) and was trying to engage his whole queue and the one next along in conversation at once about how he only wanted a meatball butty and you can't argue with 30p for five Basic Razors. Everyone was averting their eyes and forcefully ignoring him and happily he didn't spot me.
>> No. 411638 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 12:57 pm
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>>411631

My Shameless lad would usually just mumble unintelligible stuff to himself. Or he would indeed stop you in the street and ask if you had a few pence for him. But also in a very mumbly kind of way.

The most peculiar thing about him was his voice. He wasn't really all that old, maybe not even 35. But decades of booze and fags had given him a gravelled voice that made him sound well into his 60s. In a way, he sounded worse than my granddad who lived to be 75.

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>> No. 411314 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 8:32 pm
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Hello /b/

I've recently got access to a camera that can film a decent bit of slowmo, what's the legally of getting some small firecrackers to blow up some watermelons with? I would be done on private property of course.
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>> No. 411575 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 8:12 pm
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>>411574
There's only so much Ashens I can watch. He's mildly amusing, but not funny enough for his veritable library of videos reviewing tat he has now to have enough original comedy in them.
>> No. 411578 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:45 pm
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>>411575

Yeah I know what you mean. He seems to actually enjoy collecting pound shop tat, which leads me to believe he might actually be boring as fuck if you knew him.
>> No. 411609 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 5:56 pm
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>>411578
I think he had success with a certain type of video a long long time ago. And now he's stuck in the trap of wanting to move onto different things, but having to keep making similar videos because that's what's earning him a living.
>> No. 411610 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 6:14 pm
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>>411575

He has a PhD in psychology. I can't tell if it's a tragic waste of a good mind, or a damning indictment of the social sciences.
>> No. 411612 Anonymous
20th June 2017
Tuesday 7:12 pm
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>>411610

I wonder if he's a full time YouTuber though? It's not like his content is production intensive.

He also has a channel with a Jamie Oliver rip off YouTube bloke, and Ashens seems like a comic mastermind compared to that fella.

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>> No. 411568 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 4:19 pm
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Reading through the privacy policy of a popular VOIP service I noticed this:
>Our Services currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and operate as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received, as there is no consistent industry standard for compliance.

And then:
>The Company is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. and other countries

2 questions:
Who, if anybody, is pushing for industry compliance with DNT requests?
Wouldn't any single countries standard be nullified by processing data in a less stringent country?
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>> No. 411580 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:49 pm
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>>411568
Ha to both answers.

There is nothing legal or binding in DNT flags, they're advisory only. Data protection laws, when you're working globally, are very complex and somewhat contradictory. Next May when GDPR comes into force, at least most of us on this side of the atlantic will have harmonised laws (for a few months, at least).
>> No. 411632 Anonymous
21st June 2017
Wednesday 10:32 am
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>>411568

Well, that is one way to watch porn in public.

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>> No. 411294 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 6:16 pm
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Why haven't we got a thread on this yet? It's going to prove a turning point in Britsh history.
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>> No. 411566 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 3:41 pm
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https://youtu.be/GoKdsMB1064YDg

Video of firemen on the way to the incident, asking "How the fuck is that even possible?". Just sums up this whole catastrophe.
>> No. 411569 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 4:51 pm
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>>411566
Video unavailable.
>> No. 411570 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 5:22 pm
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Someone in Cardiff appears to have started a tribute fire on some grass. Coverage so far seems to be about six posts on the twitters.
>> No. 411572 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:37 pm
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>>411569
https://streamable.com/ods06
>> No. 411573 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 7:41 pm
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>>411572
Cheers.

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>> No. 411173 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 11:54 am
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Everything is brilliant. Well done Britain. Is it time to get drunk yet?
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>> No. 411346 Anonymous
16th June 2017
Friday 4:05 pm
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>>411344
Sneaky sneaky
>> No. 411347 Anonymous
16th June 2017
Friday 4:29 pm
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>>411346
You took your time.
>> No. 411524 Anonymous
18th June 2017
Sunday 9:45 pm
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>>411344
Meme aside, why is the chromatic aberration on that image so bad? I would have thought that with the insane prices that are charged for broadcast lenses, that wouldn't be a problem.
>> No. 411545 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 8:55 am
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>>411524
Hastily set up? Not white balanced? Very bright sunlit background? BBC Unionist bias?
>> No. 411549 Anonymous
19th June 2017
Monday 10:08 am
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>>411524

ENG cameras make quite a lot of compromises. You want a fast parfocal lens with a very wide zoom range, but you don't have a lot of weight to play with. There are always some optical compromises, especially at the extremes of the zoom range. Studio lenses are optically superb, but they're absolutely massive lumps of glass.

You're better off getting a slightly substandard shot with a small and light camera than missing the shot with a studio-quality boat anchor. The BBC are now using the iPhone for some audio and video news gathering - the quality is just about acceptable and the workflow is extremely fast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/article/art20160420122405469

A lot of weirdness can happen in the signal chain, which is ludicrously complex for a live broadcast. There are multiple codecs and standards converters in the chain between the camera in Downing Street and your TV, all of which introduce some level of artifacts.

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>> No. 411335 Anonymous
16th June 2017
Friday 5:19 am
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what's the app in this screenshot i'm fucking retarded
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>> No. 411336 Anonymous
16th June 2017
Friday 5:31 am
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>>411335
Could be Kik?
>> No. 411338 Anonymous
16th June 2017
Friday 8:55 am
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>(with chatting person)
Judging by the built-in grammar, some sort of shitty foreign knock-off.

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>> No. 411227 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 10:38 pm
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A friend is getting married soon, so need ideas for gifts. They've been living together for a couple of years so have the basic stuff. Doesn't have to be expensive as he said I don't have to get them anything.
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>> No. 411317 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 9:04 pm
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>>411293
Why are western weddings so shite?
>> No. 411321 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 10:30 pm
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>>411317

I will take a guess and say because they are centered around women. Women are the ones who plan, arrange and carry out Western wedding ceremonies. In eskimo cultures, from what I witnessed, a wedding is more about parents giving their daughter away to their future husband. That in itself is not without problems if we judge it by our modern Western standards, because it isn't about women choosing their future husband, but about parents, as I said, giving away their daughter. Anyway, the parents of the bridal couple are generally in charge of the festivities and all the planning. And they seem to get on with it very pragmatically. Or maybe their cultures and traditions just leave very little room for variation, that's also a possibility.

But put white middle class Western brides in charge of a wedding, as they are when "Western" people marry, and what you end up with is a whole weekend's worth of drama, daftness, silly wedding reception games, atrocious speeches, and guests quietly contemplating shooting themselves in the head. And that isn't counting the months of drama beforehand which everybody around the bride will have to endure. Who sits next to who becomes an unsolvable puzzle, colour combinations of table cloths and carnations suggested by the groom nearly end in the couple's separation, and disagreements about the font on the wedding invitations will continue far into the wedding night itself. I actually witnessed all of this myself with various friends and their weddings.

It's in our culture. 50 years of women's emancipation, and women still grow up with the vision in their head of what their wedding day will be like. By the time the day comes, they will have had anywhere from 20 to 30 years to contemplate it. While guys really only start thinking about their wedding day when they have met somebody who is hell bent on tying the knot, when you think about it.

So women will have had all this time, all these decades to prepare for that one big day of their lives. And yet, it turns out completely shit.
>> No. 411324 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 10:48 pm
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15th June 2017
Thursday 11:02 pm
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>>411321
I agree with you on some parts but your whole analysis comes from a hateful place. There's a bit of trout farming in all of that.

I think the main issue is the lack of input from family, friends, and most importantly, the groom himself. Western weddings are selfish. I have been to an Arab wedding and a Somali one too. The whole festivities felt like it was celebrating something greater than just a single woman marrying a single man. Even I felt like it was special and I'm not part of their community.

So, in short, western weddings are shite because it is design to be very selfish and it is devoid of anything meaningful. That's why you see all the silly mess. It is meant to fill a cultural void.

I also blame alcohol. We just can't seem to be ourselves, a normal human being, without being smashed.
>> No. 411329 Anonymous
15th June 2017
Thursday 11:44 pm
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>>411321
You sound very bitter lad.

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>> No. 410239 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 1:22 pm
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I found this on eBay.
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Is this clever marketing or some sort of exhibitionist thing? There seems to be a large amount of women displaying the garments they're selling in this manner.
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>> No. 411273 Anonymous
13th June 2017
Tuesday 7:22 am
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>>411257

You mean get married?
>> No. 411278 Anonymous
13th June 2017
Tuesday 1:00 pm
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>>411273

>Paying a specialist a lot of money to control everything you do.

From a guy's view point, this just might be the most honest definition of marriage ever conceived.
>> No. 411286 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 11:14 am
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>>411278

From a married guys viewpoint, you guys should maybe not marry massive cunts.
>> No. 411287 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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>>411286

I will give you the benefit of doubt that you just might be the one person on this planet who didn't marry a massive cunt.
>> No. 411288 Anonymous
14th June 2017
Wednesday 6:26 pm
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>>411286
It's only a matter of time.

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>> No. 411222 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 4:46 pm
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Goodnight sweet prince.
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>> No. 411224 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 5:39 pm
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>>411222
Best Batman ever.

The original shows are the only series that I am happy to say I have completely torrented the shit out of.
>> No. 411239 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 3:59 am
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James Bond dead. Batman dead.

What next? Who is going to save us from evil now?
>> No. 411242 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 5:06 am
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>>411239

I know of one man working to secure Are future.
>> No. 411249 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 11:29 am
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>>411224
> Original shows
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(serial) ?
>> No. 411250 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 11:31 am
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>>411249
I had no idea. I meant the shows that were on telly in the seventies, obviously some johnny come lately to those. But still!

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