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>> No. 413021 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 3:14 pm
413021 weekend thread
So how are you lads? Got anything planned for this weekend?

I will be going mushroom hunting tomorrow
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>> No. 413022 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 3:28 pm
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I'm going to barricade myself in like a hermit and play Warhammer Total War II to relive my teenlad Skaven fanboy years.

Let us know if you find any lad, I've missed shroom season the last couple of years
>> No. 413023 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 3:43 pm
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I'm a bit behind on work so the same as every weekday, mostly.
Housemate wants to binge on vodka and coding.
Tempted to go to Slimelight on my own.
>> No. 413024 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 3:50 pm
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>>413022

I'm meeting with a few friends tomorrow at 8am to go to a forest about ten miles from here. Normally this time of year if the weather has been right, you find good quantities of pennybun or bay boletes there. We never really pick gilled mushrooms, as the edible ones are often bland and the poisonous ones, well... it's really easy to get your gilled mushrooms wrong and take home something that's either going to give you quite horrible diarrhea or put you in a coffin. So we stick to boletes, because they taste better and there are only one or two poisonous ones as such, and the worst they will do is send you to the bathroom for a few hours.
>> No. 413026 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 4:42 pm
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>>413023
>I'm a bit behind on work so the same as every weekday

I'm in the same boat but honestly, I think I do better work at the weekend anyway. Simply because it's the weekend work becomes much more less stressful even if you'd rather be doing other things - with the reverse being true of Mondays where it is always a bit shit.

Anyway, I'm treating myself to a nice pizza tonight, finding a good film to watch and that'll hopefully be as exciting as my life gets. Being boring is underrated.
>> No. 413027 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 4:46 pm
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The people at work who own children have all bought colds and flus into the office again. Fucks sake fucking arse tits.
>> No. 413028 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 4:49 pm
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>>413026
That might work for you if you're usually in an office; I work from 'home' which means if I want to get anything of substance done I have to go sit in a café somewhere away from the Internet of Distractions.
>> No. 413029 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 5:12 pm
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>>413021

I was going to surprise the Wife and take her to see Kingsman as she has been harping on about it for weeks, but she has went and read some reviews of it and seems put off.

Still deliberating an alternative plan of action. A Chinese and some Netflix might be as good as it gets.
>> No. 413030 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 5:45 pm
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>>413028
I too work from home but I manage it with copious amounts of wanking.
>> No. 413031 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 6:54 pm
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>>413021
>>413024

I managed to find a Devils Cage, or 'Clathrus Rubar', by chance a few years ago; apparently they're quite rare. I was chuffed to bits considering I'd only recently got into mycology. All accounts tell of it smelling foul, like death, but I thought it quite sweet. I'd found it partially decomposed so maybe it the smell changes through the lifecycle.
>> No. 413032 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 7:19 pm
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>>413031
How can something so beautiful be so disgusting?
>> No. 413033 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 7:43 pm
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>>413032
It's a mystery.
>> No. 413034 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 9:01 pm
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My homoerotic adventures with the woodturner continue, today we made a bowl.
>> No. 413035 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 12:23 am
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>>413033
But she is ugly.

>>413034
Just make a cock already.
>> No. 413036 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 1:10 am
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>>413031
>>413032

There are even weirder things, such as the Common Stinkhorn. It smells of rotting flesh as well. Somehow, that's a thing with many mushrooms. I guess it's so they can attract flies which will then carry the spores longer distances than if they just got blown on the wind.

My ex's nan was from Germany and she told me that there used to exist a superstition in Germany that Common Stinkhorns were the fingers of the dead which they were raising from the grave to warn the living to lead virtuous lives. Apparently, those mushrooms even have a nickname in German which translates to "corpse finger".

"Corpse boner" may have been a more apt name, but oh well.
>> No. 413037 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 1:16 am
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>>413035

> But she is ugly.

Have a word, lad.
>> No. 413038 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 2:41 am
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I think I'm going to have to go and see the doctor about premature ejaculation.

Fucking hell. I didn't have this issue a couple of years ago and now it doesn't always even last a minute. Fuck's sake.
>> No. 413039 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 3:04 am
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>>413037
She really is ugly. Her cavernous arsehole is blinding you to the truth.

>>413036
So are these stinky mushrooms poisonous?
>> No. 413041 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 1:37 pm
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>>413039

> So are these stinky mushrooms poisonous?

You probably wouldn't eat them in the first place just because of their repulsive smell and taste, but no, it doesn't appear that way. Because in some countries, people eat them in their "unhatched" state when they haven't broken out of their shell. It is then called a witch's egg. Apparently, the taste is somewhat similar to horse radish and doesn't yet have that rotting flesh quality.

Anyway, we went mushroom hunting this morning, and we were able to pick a sizeable amount of the aforementioned pennybun and bay boletes. I will probably turn my share into cream of mushroom soup this afternoon.

Also, there was one area where there was just a sea of freshly grown young deathcaps. Unfortunately, you can't quite make out their ghostly pale green hue in this picture, but when you see them with your own eyes, that green colour is a very believable sign that those mushrooms probably won't be good for you.

One reason why many Eastern European and Mideastern immigrants get this wrong is that the deathcap mushroom can be greatly similar in appearance to the European White Egg, which grows chiefly in continental regions of Eastern Europe down to the Mediterranean and the Mideast. Some specimens of deathcap may not exhibit a green hue at all, and these are then mistaken for White Eggs by people who know them from their home countries.
>> No. 413042 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 2:11 pm
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Off to my mates missuses birthday meal tonight, having a Chinese.
>> No. 413043 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 6:21 pm
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>>413042
Good luck lad.
>> No. 413044 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 8:10 pm
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Been down the RSPCA to start getting a dog. Quite fun.
>> No. 413045 Anonymous
30th September 2017
Saturday 8:23 pm
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The wife is horrendously ill and the weather is horrific so instead of going out to a burlesque show she's staying in bed producing a copious amount of mucus from her face. Whilst I am having a tandoori grill and some beers whilst watching shit on Youtube.
>> No. 413046 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 1:01 pm
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One of my best friends is preparing to move to the U.S. for two years to take a job offer which his company made him. He works for a well-known maker of CPUs and will be spending two years working in Austin, TX.

I didn't find Texas to my liking when I was there a few years ago, but that's just me.
>> No. 413047 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 2:36 pm
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Got the popcorn out to watch the fun in Spain, where the Poles are trying to vote.

Spanish TV headline: "Defying the law"
Catalan TV headline: "Voting in the face of repression"
>> No. 413048 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 3:25 pm
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>>413047

It's real hard to take the Spanish government's side on this one.
>> No. 413049 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 4:24 pm
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>>413047
I don't understand what's going on. If the referendum is illegal then the Spaniards just refuse to recognise the result. How exactly is the act of walking to a building and putting an x on piece of paper an illegal act under Spanish law?
>> No. 413050 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 4:54 pm
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>>413049
The tl;dr version is to look back at the Article 50 case.
>> No. 413051 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 6:03 pm
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>>413049

It's a very messy situation. The ruling coalition in the Catalan parliament forced through legislation to allow the referendum, bypassing parliamentary rules. The opposition parties are boycotting the referendum, so the result will be meaningless, but is likely to be used by pro-independence groups as a claim to legitimacy.

The Spanish government are extremely nervous about independence movements, partly because of the economic importance of Catalonia, but also because of the history of Basque separatism. The Basque separatist group ETA were responsible for the majority of daft militant wog incidents in Spain between 1970 and 2010 and had strong ties to the Provisional IRA. ETA agreed to disarm in April of this year, but there are some fears that radical splinter groups could return to violence if there's a significant shift in the political climate.

The heavy-handed police response could be counter-productive, but the Spanish government think that they have to strongly oppose the referendum to prevent any possibility of the result being seen as legitimate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Spanish_constitutional_crisis
>> No. 413052 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 6:28 pm
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>>413051
>but the Spanish government think that they have to strongly oppose the referendum to prevent any possibility of the result being seen as legitimate.
The problem isn't so much the legitimacy but what might be done on the back of it. The tactic of organising a sham referendum and acting on the back of it has more than enough recent precedent that Madrid will be concerned that if they simply let this referendum happen and merely object to the result, the Catalan government will just go ahead and try to extricate itself anyway.
>> No. 413053 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 7:27 pm
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>>413052

Yes but essentially, you would have the backing of the people to become your own state/country, but it would be meaningless as the Spanish constitution doesn't allow separation referendums.

With the Scottish referendum, on the other hand, there was a clear legal basis in the event that the majority would have voted leave. It would have been a binding decision which we would have had to respect. Then again, it's different because Catalonia is an Autonomous Community of Spain. Autonomous Communities are in the end similar to our system of four different countries within the United Kingdom, but they are still much more closely tied into Spain's administrative structures. There is no possibility for them as per the Spanish Constitution to just leave the country of Spain.

Also, Catalonia is one of the wealthiest and most productive Autonomous Communities in Spain in terms of GDP and per capita income. It stands to speculate that if Extremadura or the Canaries were to hold such a referendum, there would be much less resistance from Spain's central government.
>> No. 413054 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 8:19 pm
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>>413051
You haven't really answered this question:

>How exactly is the act of walking to a building and putting an x on piece of paper an illegal act under Spanish law?

What are the people arrested charged with?
>> No. 413055 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 9:07 pm
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>>413054

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/20/spain-guardia-civil-raid-catalan-government-hq-referendum-row

>Rajoy’s government argues that any referendum on Catalan independence would be illegal because the country’s 1978 constitution makes no provision for a vote on self-determination.
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>The Spanish constitutional court, which has suspended the referendum law pushed through the Catalan parliament earlier this month, is looking into whether the law breaches the constitution.

>Speaking on Wednesday morning, the prime minister defended the government’s actions, saying Puigdemont and his supporters were trying to “eliminate the constitution” and were ignoring the law.

>“Logically, the state has to react,” he said. “There is no democratic state in the world that would accept what these people are trying to do. They’ve been warned and they know the referendum can’t take place.”

That still doesn't answer the question why these people have been arrested; after all, it's disputed if the referendum even breaks the law as such, pending a verdict by the Constitutional Court.

In the end, I guess it's just the Spanish central government showing its muscle to deter similar movements in other autonomous communities. Plain and simple. And the Spanish government is right to be worried because Spain as we know it has a history of local separatism on account of incorporating various different formerly independent kingdoms and nationalities in a much more profound way than the United Kingdom.
>> No. 413056 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 9:57 pm
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>>413053
>Yes but essentially, you would have the backing of the people
Yes, that's what everyone says after a disputed referendum. Rebel leaders in two provinces in the Donbass claimed the backing of the people to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Maduro claimed the backing of the people to start rewriting the constitution in Venezuela. Brexiteers won't fucking shut up about the result last June.
>> No. 413057 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 10:08 pm
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>>413054
Going by the reports, there have only been three arrests, which suggests they're probably public order offences.
>> No. 413060 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 10:13 pm
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>>413056

So in the end, independence referendums or other referendums on matters of regional sovereignty are often enough a case of let sleeping dogs lie. Few of them will be legally binding, some people gamble away their political careers on them (as did ARE pigfriend), and at the end of the day, they will leave behind resentment and more tension and do very little to actually make the majority of people happy. Just look at our whole Brexit mess now. Or look at the Crimea referendum (yes, there was actually a referendum, fake or not; the media don't like using that word and prefer the term annexation, but there actually was a referendum).

It's a bit like when things aren't going so well at the moment with your missus and you ask her "Would you rather be with somebody else?". That question is pointless, it's dangerous, and there is a chance that either she will be hurt by you even saying something like that, or you will be hurt and begin to hate her, if you don't already, if she says yes. It should never be asked by anybody, because it has such great potential to actually make things much worse, especially if your relationship is really already circling the drain.

Not saying I'm against referendums as such. Just saying be careful what you set in motion.
>> No. 413062 Anonymous
1st October 2017
Sunday 11:15 pm
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The weekend was going really great, up until four o'clock this afternoon when my grandmother phoned to let my family know that grandad has had a bad fall, cracked his head and suffered bruising to both of his eyes.

The worst thing about all this is that my grandmother has dementia, so when my Dad popped round to help, my grandmother didn't remember calling us to let us know.
My Dad told my grandmother to phone her sister so that she wouldn't be alone.

At this very moment, knowing our shitty luck, she's probably sitting in the house all on her own, wondering what has happened to her husband.

Tomorrow's another day, eh?
>> No. 413063 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 1:09 am
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>>413021
Another weekend over. For the second weekend in a row, both the teams I follow managed to shit the bed. Salvaged slightly by exchanging a high-five with a road runner dressed as a fireman.
>> No. 413071 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 12:50 pm
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>>413063

I've taken to following Spain's Primera División and the German Bundesliga. Really some cracking football going on there.
>> No. 413072 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 3:14 pm
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Am I the only one who sees a fuck load of bodies in this pic?
>> No. 413073 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 3:17 pm
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>>413072
No, initially I thought I was looking at some grim sculpture. Maybe this is where the connection between hell and fire comes from.
>> No. 413074 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 3:51 pm
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>>413072

Why are they just watching and grinning, that monster.
>> No. 413075 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 7:05 pm
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>>413072

It really looks like a modern art version of Peter Paul Reuben's The Fall of the Damned from 1620.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fall_of_the_Damned
>> No. 413092 Anonymous
3rd October 2017
Tuesday 10:31 pm
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i'm considering signing up as a member of the Coop. they say you become a shareholder but that's bullshit. You just save a few percent of your shopping. Is there anything I should know before signing? I've heard supermarkets follow phone signals around shops to aid route planning and stock placement, and that kind of thing. Is it a bad idea to tie my name to how much bacon i buy? Reading this back sounds like a ridiculous thing to worry about.
>> No. 413093 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 12:58 am
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>>413092

Do you care about the co-op knowing how much bacon you buy?
>> No. 413094 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 1:27 am
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>>413092

It's a balance you have to weigh personally. Imagine your name on a list with a note like "chronic bacon and lube purchaser" and see if that feels worth the discount or not. For me it would be, because I don't care anymore.

Hell, my phone worked out where I work without me ever telling it, which should be horrifying, but at the same time it tells me how long my commute is going to be every working morning which is very nice.
>> No. 413095 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 1:43 am
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>>413092
>i'm considering signing up as a member of the Coop.
Bear in mind that contrary to popular belief there are several different co-operatives around the country operating as distinct entities. The Co-operative Group is the largest and what most people mean when they refer to 'The Co-op', but itself has corporate stakeholders such as Central England Co-operative, Midcounties Co-operative, Lincolnshire Co-operative and so on. Through the Co-operative Group, they all use the same branding and procurement in order to project a more competitive retail presence, so two stores may look the same and stock the same products but be run by completely independent businesses. Annoyingly due to this they each have separate membership schemes that affect things like which stores you can use your card in and earn money back. In recent history this has affected Group members who earn fuck-all because the Group was making a loss.

>they say you become a shareholder but that's bullshit.
I don't know how accurate the term 'shareholder' is when applied to a consumer co-operative society but yes, that is effectively what you become as a member. In return for your £1 deposit you get the right to vote at their AGM and appoint the board of directors, just like any other shareholder. Of course hardly any members actually exercise this right, which is why the more pertinent benefit is the one you have identified:

>You just save a few percent of your shopping.
The Co-op's Share of the Profits is so low that it effectively functions like any other supermarket's loyalty card scheme. For every £1 you spend you get a point, and every point is worth ~1p of dividends in the form of vouchers off your shopping.

>Is it a bad idea to tie my name to how much bacon i buy?
If you already hold a loyalty card with any other supermarket, you are already doing this. While supermarkets can hold a frightening amount of information on your shopping habits though this scheme, I've not really known them to use it for anything other than trying to sell you more stuff, which is hardly unexpected.
>> No. 413096 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 3:01 am
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>>413060

>Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.
>In his first interview since Sunday's referendum, Carles Puigdemont said his government would "act at the end of this week or the beginning of next".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41493014
>> No. 413097 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 3:21 am
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>>413095

The rules changed a couple of years ago. You now get a 5% rebate on all co-op own-brand products and services, with the exception of four independent co-op societies - Central England, Chelmsford Star, Midcounties and Southern. You'll also get paid an annual dividend, if and when the co-op group actually starts making a profit. IIRC, these independent co-op societies are all using the old green and blue branding rather than the new blue and white.
>> No. 413098 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 11:00 am
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>>413097
The co-op (with similar exceptions) supposedly offers 10% discount to NUS extra cardholders. Those cards are available for £13.50 and enrolling on a qualifying course costs £4.
>> No. 413099 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 1:16 pm
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>>413098

>enrolling on a qualifying course costs £4.

Eh?
>> No. 413100 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 4:02 pm
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>>413098
You can get it on booze, but not fags. I got a three year NUS card the month before I stopped being a student.
>> No. 413101 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 6:00 pm
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>>413097
When my new blue card came, I didn't bother to read the letter that came with itunderstand the difference and chucked my old card in the bin.
>> No. 413103 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 7:07 pm
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>>413099
Yeah, £4.
https://www.gogroopie.com/deal/1uh50ismlf/Introduction_to_Microsoft__New_Features__Online_Course

I just did this for the 6 months free Amazon prime and half off thereafter.
>> No. 413104 Anonymous
4th October 2017
Wednesday 7:24 pm
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>>413103

Fucking hell, the NUS must have lax standards these days.
>> No. 413133 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 3:53 pm
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This weekend is the first weekend in about six weeks for me that I've got nothing going on. No unfinished work stuff to do at home (which was usually the case lately), no favours to do for friends or parents, no going to the pub. Just a whole weekend of doing fuck all. I will spend Saturday and Sunday in my jammies watching telly and playing video games all by myself and eating unhealthy frozen or tinned food.

I strongly believe that everybody neeeds a weekend like this from time to time for sanity maintenance.
>> No. 413134 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 4:14 pm
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>>413133
>No unfinished work stuff to do at home (which was usually the case lately)
You're doing it wrong. Work stays at work unless you get paid extra for taking it home.
>> No. 413145 Anonymous
6th October 2017
Friday 7:56 pm
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>>413097
I see that was actually one year ago. I didn't know because I'm a Central England member. And so that's just 5p for every £1 you spend. A significant difference from the previous scheme I guess.
>> No. 413148 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 4:27 am
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It's Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday. Do you think he's excited to be getting his bus pass?
>> No. 413149 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 6:51 am
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>>413148

In capitalist Russia, bus passes you.
>> No. 413150 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:30 am
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>>413134

Maybe he means projects he's working on. I'm never not busy.
>> No. 413151 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:30 am
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>>413134

Maybe he means projects he's working on. I'm never not busy.
>> No. 413152 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:30 am
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>>413134

Maybe he means projects he's working on. I'm never not busy.
>> No. 413153 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:36 am
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I shall spend at least part of today festering under a duvet after drinking a bottle of wine last night. Unfortunately I have someone's birthday event to go to later. Why do women always insist on expensive bloody cocktails?
>> No. 413154 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 9:08 am
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>>413153

Because for them liking a drink is directly proportional to how expensive it was. It is not about the drink itself for them it is about the 'lifestyle', they can pretend they are glamourous. If they get to post a selfie with it on Facebook with #betterlifethanyours all the better.
>> No. 413155 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 10:53 am
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>>413153

They're a socially acceptable way for women to drink trebles.
>> No. 413159 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 2:16 pm
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>>413154
>they can pretend they are glamourous

Why does it always often have to be about that with women? Why can't they just accept that they've got a shit life with a mediocre job, with disappointing pay, and no hope of ever living the good life for real? If you want escapism, follow Kate and William. Or watch The Real Housewives. Just don't believe that your life will ever remotely resemble theirs.


>If they get to post a selfie with it on Facebook

There's a club here in the area which regularly gives away prizes, and one of those prizes is a one-hour or so limousine ride. I saw the limo parked outside the club once, and about three or four girls were enthusiastically running towards it, as it appeared that they had just won the limo ride for that evening. Well, the first thing they did was lean against the limo, and then every single one of them got out her smartphone and took what seemed like dozens of selfies, before they even bothered to open the door and get in. Where the driver then courteously opened the sunroof, so they could stand up in the limo and take yet more selfies.
>> No. 413161 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 2:30 pm
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My partner only drinks G&T or wine. Not sure what sort of women you lot are hanging around with.
>> No. 413162 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 2:36 pm
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>>413150
>unfinished work stuff
>> No. 413163 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 3:16 pm
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>>413161
You're best off leaving the "bitches and whores" lads to it.

Casual dolphin rape isn't acceptable but casual trout farming is, apparently. A woman can't enjoy a cocktail without being branded a vapid whore.
>> No. 413164 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 6:19 pm
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>>413163
Come off it, Cocktail-lass. Paying £10 for fruity ice is the height of nobbery and owing to (rightful) mocking in the male gender it's almost exclusive to vain young women.
>> No. 413165 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 6:32 pm
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>>413164

But you pair are acting like the only things women drink are expensive cocktails, which is patently untrue.
>> No. 413166 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:03 pm
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>>413164
How much is it for a small bottle of brewdog or equivalent these days?
>> No. 413167 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:14 pm
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>>413166
Too fucking much.
>> No. 413168 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:15 pm
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>>413165

You would be forgiven for thinking that though, on a night out.

One of my favourite clubs back in the day - this was over ten years ago - had 0.2-litre prosecco bottles for £7 a piece. And they were selling like mad. Granted, women usually need less alcohol to be off their tits, but still... and a regular size bottle was still £22. You can get three bottles at Tesco's for that kind of money, and not even the cheapest plonk.

That said, prosecco is disgusting any way you look at it. What women like about it, I have never been able to fathom.
>> No. 413169 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:29 pm
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>>413168
Sparkling wine is the best wine.

White wine is either too dry or sickly and red wine has the aftertaste of someone farting down your throat.
>> No. 413170 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 8:48 pm
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>>413166
No idea, I had assumed that expensive ales and the like were still a niche 'hobby' or even one dying out considering it's turned from an artisan industry into something even more soulless than standard industrial brewing.

Maybe it is this personal quality aspect that is the problem. I assume everyone would pay more, if they could, for a product with a certain soul or love to it but sooner or later you end up with nothing but nouveau riche imitations which lose what made it special in the first place. You can go to a proper cocktail bar that prides itself and get a perfect Martini but those have been replaced over the years by fruity ice and sugar that hold the same quality as a slushie.

This is without getting into the binge mentality that drives modern consumerism but I already sound like enough of a pretentious snob.
>> No. 413171 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 10:05 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM2oNWTo6DY

I just made an apple cinnamon spice pie. From scratch, no baking mix. I felt like experimenting.

It takes me back to living in the U.S. for a year. If there's one thing the Americans know how to do, it's making fucking delicious apple cinnamon pie. It's just a certain mix of flavours that is uniquely American. We just don't do it the same way here.

I tried to achieve these flavours mainly by using cinnamon, clove, vanilla extract, orange zest, and brown cane sugar for my dough. And no more than a drop of bitter almond extract to compliment the chopped almonds I sprinkled on top of the apples. It's an "open-top" pie, and there is also a healthy sprinkling of raisins under the apples.

Just got it out of the oven. Smells delicious and the first piece of it tastes pretty amazing.
>> No. 413172 Anonymous
7th October 2017
Saturday 10:13 pm
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>>413171

Sounds delicious! Care to share the recipe?
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7th October 2017
Saturday 11:18 pm
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>>413172

That's about all that really went into the pie... there are plenty of recipes online that you can also have a look at.

Sorry, really don't mean to be a cunt, but I've just spent almost an hour cleaning up the kitchen after my baking adventure.

In a way, I'm glad that I am single again... my ex would have had a heart attack at the sight of the kitchen... I just tend to be that way. I'm quite a messy cook, and returning a kitchen to its previous state can often take me as long as the cooking process itself.
>> No. 413174 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 1:12 am
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>>413173

Clean as you go, young apprentice. Don't leave shit lying around to the end, always be tidying.
>> No. 413175 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 1:22 am
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The missus and I have finally moved from our fancy, and tiny, city centre apartment to a larger, more sensible three bed detatched. We have no plans of ever having kids so it's more space than. We'll ever need.

This is the second night of having been here, and already I've realised how much noise you generate in a modern flat made of plywood and IKEA. I couldn't sneeze without waking her up. But here, the heft of a house a hundred years old absorbs my nocturnal wandering and means I can fuck about downstairs without waking her at all. Also, with us having two spare beds, I can also escape the clammy nightmare that is my better half trying to sleep after a couple of bottles of wine. I'm not sure if this is our steady decline into a life of bleak sexless monotony, or the solution to our one real incompatiblity, which is that she sleeps for about 14 hours a day while I sleep for 6. Time will tell.
>> No. 413176 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 1:32 am
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>>413170
>Maybe it is this personal quality aspect that is the problem. I assume everyone would pay more, if they could, for a product with a certain soul or love to it but sooner or later you end up with nothing but nouveau riche imitations which lose what made it special in the first place.

Meh, Blue moon tastes better than most of the micro-brew stuff and the hipsters all agreed... right up until the point that they realised it was made by Cools brewery and therefore had no added love then they had cognitive dissonance.

Love and soul have no correlation with competence. There is a reason companies get to become big and soulless it is because they started out as little love and soul firms and were better at what they do then all of the other arseholes who might very well love and soul then they do. Make no mistake those little companies want to be big companies they just aren’t as good at playing the game.

You have just formed a fantasy that makes things psychosomatically taste better. The same way your favourite band was better when you heard them live before the main stream had heard of them.
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8th October 2017
Sunday 1:46 am
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>> No. 413181 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 4:49 am
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>>413176

Britain has had "microbreweries" for centuries, they just weren't trendy until the likes of Brewdog came along. My local has two dozen guest ales, mostly from local breweries and mostly for less than £3 a pint. The trendy new breweries have undoubtedly raised the standard of marketing across the industry, but I can't help but think that they've diluted the traditional ethics of real ale. There are far too many hipster breweries charging silly money for "craft IPA" that's really just mediocre session bitter.
>> No. 413184 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 1:57 pm
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With my curiosity sparked after I posted the clip in >>413171 which alludes to Walt Disney having been an antisemite, I did some reading today on the Internet.

Aside from the question of whether or not Walt Disney was a Nazi supporter which is debated at length on the Internet, it turns out that by some interpretations, the whole Disney empire is just a watered down, mass consumerism friendly incarnation of 1930s fascist visions and ideals. And its theme parks are, well, a Disneyfied version of Hitler's envisioned world capital city of Germania.

What I think isn't entirey outlandish is that within these interpretations, there lies a perception of major multinational corporations as deeply fascist entities in and of themselves.

But read for yourselves:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/walt-the-quasi-nazi-the-fascist-history-of-disney.html

http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/16744-uncle-walts-kingdom-the-fascist-political-economy-of-disney-world
>> No. 413185 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 2:20 pm
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Turns out opera and theatre tickets in the country I'm staying in for a while are super cheap. Just got back from the opera, cost around £11 and had awesome seats so I think I'm going to make a thing of this every weekend. Also wine is like £2 a bottle but that's not a new hobby at all.
>> No. 413186 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 2:47 pm
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>>413184
>Aside from the question of whether or not Walt Disney was a Nazi supporter which is debated at length on the Internet

Disney produced anti nazi propaganda films one would presume that would settle the matter.

I feel like this is just the post-modernist edgelord bullshit about how anything in the status quo must be evil, those articles are absurd in logic, to quote;
"Der Fuehrer’s Face (Donald Duck in Naziland, 1943) fails to describe the systemic anti-Semitism of Nazi propaganda beyond mentioning the concept of a master race."
They are saying sure he was critical of the Nazis but he didn't raise this exact points in the cartoon we would like, therefore he must be pro nazi. It seems like the kind of obnoxious shit where organisations have to say they are lgbtq+ otherwise they are obviously homophobic, because only a homophobe wouldn't bring up that they are not a homophobe in something wholly unrelated to the subject matter of sexuality. It is ultimately a cartoon, it is designed as a source of entertainment not a fucking lecture designed to cover all points of criticism. It strikes me as the kind of logic that interprets starship troopers as a pro-fascist movie, because no one expressly yells 'fascism is bad' at the camera. No understanding of subtext 'unless they can over analyse into a critical position', only recognise the most obnoxious of signalling the other way, and no adherence to a remotely objective position entering into the analysis.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzH1iaKVsBM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vLrTNKk89Q
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8th October 2017
Sunday 3:48 pm
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I was walking back from the shops just a moment ago, and I thought to myself "fucking hell, a helicopter landed on a pub in bloody Glasgow that one time".

Sage for outright inanity and irrelevance.
>> No. 413188 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 5:27 pm
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>>413186

>just the post-modernist edgelord bullshit about how anything in the status quo must be evil,

Who's really being the edgelord here though.


>They are saying sure he was critical of the Nazis but he didn't raise this exact points in the cartoon we would like, therefore he must be pro nazi. It seems like the kind of obnoxious shit where organisations have to say they are lgbtq+ otherwise they are obviously homophobic


Bad example. Many known American industrialists in the 1930s to early 40s, among them also names like Henry Ford or Prescott Bush (grandfather of George W. Bush), were not only fervent supporters of Hitler; people like Prescott Bush outright helped bankroll the German regime.

Commercial companies displaying more of a neutral fence sitting stance with regards to LGBTQ rights, on the other hand, didn't generally take part in active discrimination against gays in previous decades.

Then again, the LGBTQ community would indeed do well to accept the fact that some people will remain neutral, if that, to their rights movement. That whole "You're either with us or against us" rhethoric has never been a good idea in any area of public discourse. Just look at America's war on terror. Or certain areas of radical fishing.
>> No. 413189 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 5:52 pm
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>>413184

>What I think isn't entirey outlandish is that within these interpretations, there lies a perception of major multinational corporations as deeply fascist entities in and of themselves.

I don't see how that can be entirely surprising. I'd say it's fairly obvious that we're slipping into an age of corporate fascism with private organisations usurping national governments in terms of sheer economic leveraging power. Blade Runner has nothing on the future we are drifting into.

But then again, being me is like having the glasses from They Live permanently glued to your face.
>> No. 413190 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 7:19 pm
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>>413189

>we're slipping into an age of corporate fascism with private organisations usurping national governments in terms of sheer economic leveraging power.

Indeed. And the European Union has already acknowledged that fact by creating the office of a "Google minister", whose job it will be to deal and negotiate with major global corporations on behalf of the EU, similar to a country's foreign minister.

What's really shocking though is that we are all just letting it happen. In times of global workforce sourcing, complete replaceability of every one of us, grinding down on workers' rights (sponsored and lobbied for often by those very corporations) and impending doom for the standard of living of anybody who is employed at all, people are constantly scared shitless that one false move or one too many times they've spoken up against the system (especially on the Internet) will cause them to lose everything. And by the same token, if you're not found on LinkedIn or the Internet at all, with a polished CV and dozens of other great things you have done in the name of employability, you often won't get a job in the first place.

In terms of fascist movements, global corporations have been a much more resounding and enduring success than what Hitler, Mussolini or others were ever capable of. Because they had to use very active and open oppression in order to bring the people to their bidding. Whereas today's "economic fascism" works in much more subtle ways, by causing people to self-assimilate into the system. Nobody's arm gets twisted. Instead, you are constantly made aware of the consequences of not toeing the line. And thus, every single aspect of a person's life is increasingly becoming optimised and economised. One facet of this is the "wearables" fitness gadget trend, but it doesn't stop there at all. We have all been brainwashing ourselves into the mindset of ever more increasing our economic value as individuals. And too few people are asking questions or doubting the system's merits for humankind. Because, again, they have become completely assimilated, and out of what ostensibly looks like their own free will.
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8th October 2017
Sunday 7:55 pm
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>>413188
>Who's really being the edgelord here though.

From the sound of it you? I'd also accept the answer Jacques Derrida, or the author of the article or anyone else who's core philosophy attacks the idea of facts as purely being an expression of the agenda of the powerful, and therefore mere trifling details to be ignored in forming your conclusions.
>> No. 413192 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 8:37 pm
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Fucking hell, lads. You're wide of the mark. Well wide of the mark.

If you want to know why women like those ubiquitous fucking awful ridiculously sugary cocktails then look no further than the fucking Scandinavians. It's all those bastard Kopparbergs and Rekorderligs with their sickly berry ciders and the like.

You don't have to bring up the Nazi's and whether companies hate the Jews and that. It's the Scandis. It's always the fucking Scandis. Ruining everything, like they did with IKEA.
>> No. 413193 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 10:15 pm
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>>413192

>It's all those bastard Kopparbergs and Rekorderligs with their sickly berry ciders and the like.

Alcopops came long before all that though. You've had entire generations of younguns who were raised on alcopops and whose first encounters with alcohol as 12-year-olds were in the form of these horrible sugary concoctions.

I think there is just something in the female brain that makes women tend towards preferring sugary alcohol. In a similar way as men tending to prefer more bitter alcoholic drinks like beer. Maybe it has to do with women being the berry pickers when we were still all cavepeople, while men were the mammoth hunters.


>Ruining everything, like they did with IKEA.

Ikea ruined itself when it went all posh.

When I was born, both my parents were fresh out of uni and didn't have loads of money. And both my older brother's and my first bedroom furniture came from Ikea because Ikea was good quality at affordable prices. Nowadays when you go in there, you'll get sticker shock. They're every bit as pricey as all the self-proclaimed high street shops. They have really just become one of them.
>> No. 413194 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 10:36 pm
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All this talk of Nazis makes for such a pleasant Sunday, don't you think?

Here, have a vaguely Nazi-themed video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQqKm9GEng
>> No. 413196 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 11:47 pm
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>>413194

It's just nice to know that Godwin's Law still applies.

You need those fixtures in your life, you know. Unchanging reference points that make your daily chaos that slight bit predictable.
>> No. 413197 Anonymous
8th October 2017
Sunday 11:57 pm
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Bought 60 2mg clonazepam tablets off a dodgy pharmacist and had an entirely agreeable wank with my mother in law's freshly worn knickers in my mouth. A new low all around, really.
>> No. 413198 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 12:10 am
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>>413197

You've come to the right place to share this.
>> No. 413199 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 12:16 am
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>>413197
It's posts like this that really make you value your life.
>> No. 413202 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 12:33 pm
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>>413199

Yes, in its own way, it's almost like using disabled people in a wheelchair as inspiration for you own life, because at least your life isn't as shit as that of wheelchair lad.
>> No. 413203 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 5:37 pm
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I think I'm getting old, I just shouted "HOI" out the window at a kid I didn't recognise who looked like he was creeping into a neighbour's garden. He's just bouncing on their trampoline so it's probably fine.
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9th October 2017
Monday 5:39 pm
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Now he's climbing stealthily back out of the garden while still checking to see if anyone's watching him from the house. All he's done is jump on the trampoline though. I figure that's innocent enough.
>> No. 413205 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 5:46 pm
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How old did he look? When my neighbours got a trampoline my daughter made any excuse she could come up with to go around.
>> No. 413206 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 6:38 pm
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A teenager I guess. Grey jogging bottoms and hoodie, one of those American hats. I just thought it was weird as the kids who live there all dress like they listen to old rock or something.
He's still there, a dog just barked and he dived into the next garden and is now checking to see if anyone's coming. Keeps climbing in and out over the fence.
>> No. 413207 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 6:53 pm
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Saturday: Train missed last bus to stadium, had to walk 2 miles uphill. Game went on longer than expected, had to pass up lift to walk the 2 miles back in order to make the train home. In short, fuck FirstGroup right in the fucking face.

Sunday: I've been thinking about expanding my home network infrastructure fora while now. By which I mean not relying on one Raspberry Pi to do all the services like DHCP and DNS and AD. Halfway through building a boot image for the second Pi, with literally less than an hour before it would be up and running and properly configured, the first one duly falls over and refuses to come back up.

Monday: Wake up with a nasty case of the trots, figure I'm not going to manage the 30 minute journey to work, and so call in sick. Freed my afternoon up to try and get my network working properly again, I suppose.
>> No. 413208 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 8:05 pm
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I may have taken two 30mg mirtazapine tablets last night instead of the usual one tablet.

My whole day has been sort of a drowsy haze. Nothing that's really worrisome... but you feel pretty lazy, as if things inside your head are happening in slow motion.
>> No. 413209 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 8:51 pm
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>>413208

That happened to me once when I took a double dose of Amitriptyline the night before. My mum thought I was on glue or something.
>> No. 413210 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 10:18 pm
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well the good thing about most antidrepressants is that you can't really OD on them as such. I'm not entirely sure what mirtazapine would do to you if you took maybe 30 tablets at once, but I think I've read that the worst thing they'll ever give you is diarrhoea. And you'll probably be drowsy as fuck the next day.

I mainly use them as a sleeping aid. Both my GP and my therapist think that that's alright. I've been through some traumatic events in my life that have a habit of not letting me sleep at night. While the focus should indeed be on trying to tackle that in the future and being able to sleep again without mirtazapine, for the time being, if it helps me fall asleep at night, it is the way to go, says my therapist. He also told me that from his experience, it is prescribed as a sleeping aid almost as often as for actual depression.

I'll probably miss the extremely vivid dreams that mirtazapine gives me, once I'll get off the stuff again. What's really been pretty intense is that during my sleep onset phase at night, I have moments when I dream and I know that I am dreaming. I can shift back and forth at will between dreaming and being awake. And I have moments when both are going on at the same time. Kind of hard to explain if you haven't experienced it yourself.
>> No. 413211 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 11:06 pm
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>>413210

Tricyclic antidepressants like Amitryptyline have a relatively high risk of overdose, which is the main reason why they were replaced by lower-risk SSRI and SNRI drugs. TCAs are preferred by patients and probably work better, but doctors are justifiably nervous about giving drugs with a high potential for overdose to people who are at risk of suicide.
>> No. 413213 Anonymous
9th October 2017
Monday 11:40 pm
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> but doctors are justifiably nervous about giving drugs with a high potential for overdose to people who are at risk of suicide.

When I was a younglad, I dated a lass for a while who was really by anyone's standard pretty fucking messed up in the head. I say I had traumatic events in my life, well, what she went through was many times worse. It led to her having the whole gamut from borderline to schizoid personality disorder. Self harm, compulsive behaviours, you name it. Anyway, sometimes when I went to see her at night, she was just high as a kite from a whole cocktail of mood altering prescription drugs. The upside was that we had great sex, especially when she was baked like that. She was really just fucking amazing in bed, and did many things, and sometimes many times over during one night, that you only read about in dirty novels.

The downside was her mood swings when the meds were wearing off. One night, she told me on the phone that she had just realised she had just about enough pills in her bedroom drawer to end it all. And then when I said something like, "Jesus Christ, do you know what you're saying??", she said "It's ok... I just wanted to test your reaction".

That's the reason we split up eventually, after a while of dating and perennial fucking. She didn't need a boyfriend, she needed a psychiatrist. Oddly enough, when she later spent eight weeks in an institution following an actual suicide attempt, with some of her pills (!!), she got one of her therapists fired for having sex with her.
>> No. 413216 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 5:16 pm
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>when she later spent eight weeks in an institution ... she got one of her therapists fired for having sex with her.

I believe that's what some cynical bastards refer to as the "diamond BPD lifetime achievement badge". You really did catch a live one didn't ya.
>> No. 413218 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 6:55 pm
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>>413216

You have to know that on the face of things, she wasn't just a complete fucking headcase. That was true either way you were looking at it. But she was also smoking hot, appearance wise. As you can be at that age (18-19), I guess. She had the looks of a model and a sex drive that put mine to shame.

Being with a lass who is completely fucked in the head like that can be quite a trip. But if you value your nerves and want to sleep at night knowing your girlfriend isn't either attempting to jump off a bridge or having sex with a random otherlad, that type of person isn't for you in the long run.
>> No. 413221 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 7:44 pm
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>>413216

That's still on the therapist, he's got to have more self-control... it was a he, wasn't it?
>> No. 413223 Anonymous
11th October 2017
Wednesday 11:07 pm
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Yes, it was a he.

We didn't have all that much contact anymore after we split up, besides occasionally running into each other's friends around the pub scene. But what apparently happened was that one of her therapists was let go for "sexual misconduct with a patient" because of her. Could have been anything from a casual snog to intercourse. You would think that NHS regulations are pretty strict that way. Knowing her, it's kind of more likely that they did the latter.
>> No. 413227 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 3:16 am
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>>413223

Apparently it happens. My friend works in mental health in a prison, and more than one of his (ex) colleagues have bonked the rapists and murderers. The mind boggles. Even more so that it's a massive crime when they do it.
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12th October 2017
Thursday 12:41 pm
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>>413227

>Even more so that it's a massive crime when they do it.

Well you can't just have guards bonking inmates.

On that note, one of my friends was in hospital once, and on a lonely Saturday night, with nobody around, he and one of the nurses had sex.
>> No. 413231 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 1:19 pm
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>Well you can't just have guards bonking inmates.
How else are either of them going to get any?
>> No. 413232 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 1:36 pm
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>>413229

>one of my friends was in hospital once, and on a lonely Saturday night, with nobody around, he and one of the nurses had sex.

I almost did the same, but I think we were both dissuaded in the end by the tube that was draining puss out of my abdomen. I did see her for a bit once I got out, though. I regret not having that story to tell, mind.
>> No. 413233 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 2:02 pm
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>>413231

>How else are either of them going to get any?

Well, prison guards are still free to have sex with just about anybody outside of the prison environment when they go home at night.

As for inmates, well... I'm not sure if Her Maj's has no-sex policies as strict as in the U.S., where inmates are forbidden from having any kind of sex at all for the duration of their sentences, but I would guess that even in Britain, they try to make sure it's not just one big group grope in there.

Not sure if this is also true in Britain, but I read something about prisons in the Netherlands once, that inmates are at least allowed to have softcore porn magazines or DVDs, als long as they don't show violence, actual intercourse, or illegal content.
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12th October 2017
Thursday 4:01 pm
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>>413233
>Well, prison guards are still free to have sex with just about anybody outside of the prison environment when they go home at night.
Who'd want to sleep with a prison officer?
>> No. 413239 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 5:40 pm
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>>413238
Shell Dockley.
>> No. 413240 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 6:13 pm
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>>413229
>On that note, one of my friends was in hospital once, and on a lonely Saturday night, with nobody around

The fuck, was this hospital from 28 Days Later?
>> No. 413241 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 6:32 pm
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>>413240
Hospitals are often like that at night. I went to a and e one night (walked), didn''t know where a+e was so spent a good ten minutes wandering around the halls and didn't see a single soul. The direction signs were exceptionally poor.
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12th October 2017
Thursday 7:55 pm
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>>413241

This. On weekend nights in particular, families of patients will have gone home, even some patients will ask to be released before a weekend. And then ward staff is also reduced on weekend nights, or will be working in a&e where there will be more going on than usual. So in essence, yeah, it can feel a bit like 28 Days Later.

One time, I was in for ten days, and just freshly broken up with my girlfriend. I was stuck in my hospital bed on a Saturday night with a severe and (initially) life threatening bacterial infection, while she was out partying and potentially meeting other lads while I could do nothing about it. While the entire hospital was nigh on polared. I don't think I've ever felt that lonely.
>> No. 413245 Anonymous
12th October 2017
Thursday 8:19 pm
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>>413244

It's like that every night, in my experience. I was in for 45 days last year, and being a workaholic nightowl I spent a lot of time wandering the corridors at night. You really don't see many people unless you stray near the A&E, and even then it's not exactly busy at 3am.

It was oddly calming, as even in a hospital people tend to stare at the pale grey bloke shuffling around with an IV in him.
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12th October 2017
Thursday 9:21 pm
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>>413241
>The direction signs were exceptionally poor.

Yes, that happens too sometimes.
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14th October 2017
Saturday 10:58 pm
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I went mushroom hunting again today and was able to find half a basket full of slippery jack boletes (see stock photo). I made them into a mushroom soup with plenty of onion and garlic.

But apparently, I don't tolerate slippery jacks well. It's been three hours since I ate the soup, and there is a pretty bad rumble in my stomach. I usually get quite bad flatulence from cooked onion alone, so it might just be that. Because the soup contained loads of onion. On the other hand, this type of mushroom is known to cause gastrointestinal problems in some people. I followed the advice of removing the skin from the caps, as that is often apparently the main culprit when people get digestive problems after eating them, but I still have a very bloated feeling in my stomach tonight.

I ate a dish with slippery jacks from the same patch a few years ago, without removing the skins, and my stomach problems got so bad that my GP put me in touch wich a mushroom poisoning expert, but that expert told me slippery jacks aren't known to make people sick to where they would need emergency medical help, and that I should just wait for the symptoms to go away on their own, and only go to a&e if they got any worse. And he told me to drink plenty of water and take over-the-counter stomach pain remedies.

Still not a nice feeling, all the bloating and farting.
>> No. 413280 Anonymous
15th October 2017
Sunday 1:27 pm
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I found a U.S. military spec field compass among my granddad's belongings when he passed away a while ago. I wasn't quite able to figure out how to use all the bits and bobs on it, but youtube has a how-to even on such things as a so-called lensatic compass.

It turns out it's really a quite sophisticated tool.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EadSo1fuRh4

Apparently, actual U.S. Military ones even contain tritium capsules to illuminate the dial at night. And they can cost you up to £80 and more. But my granddad's is the cheaper version that doesn't glow in the dark. It sells for around £10 on eBay.
>> No. 413281 Anonymous
15th October 2017
Sunday 3:14 pm
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Researching Peep Show again. April is definitely the one for me.
>> No. 413282 Anonymous
15th October 2017
Sunday 3:27 pm
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>>413281

Brilliant.

I think I will watch "Back" on catch up this evening.
>> No. 413300 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 7:18 pm
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I'm not going to wank all weekend.
>> No. 413301 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 7:27 pm
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>>413300

Out of choice or out of obligation?
>> No. 413302 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 7:32 pm
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>>413301

Choice, but in a way obligation to myself. I think almost every single day, usually more than once, for going on 11 or 12 years, is enough to earn my knob a break.

Poor choice of words that.
>> No. 413303 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 8:47 pm
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>>413302

Come on... you know you want to!
>> No. 413306 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 9:16 am
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Lads, how exactly do I wash money through several bank accounts in order to get about 5% in interest?
>> No. 413307 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 9:34 am
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>>413306

See the "dripfeed" section towards the bottom of this guide.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/best-regular-savings-accounts
>> No. 413309 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 2:44 pm
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Watching "Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home" on catch up. 

Am I a wrongun for wanting to smash Suzannah Lipscomb's back door in?
>> No. 413310 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 2:47 pm
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>>413309
I'd think less of you if you didn't.
>> No. 413311 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 3:10 pm
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>>413310

Must be the slight lisp combined with a posh accent.
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21st October 2017
Saturday 3:14 pm
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>>413309

Also, in that programme, they are saying that Tudor people believed dipping your genitals in the warm blood of a freshly slaughtered chicken was an effective remedy against the common clap.
>> No. 413313 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 8:48 pm
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>>413309

>Am I a wrongun for wanting to smash Suzannah Lipscomb's back door in?

Romance lad. Front door first or she'll reckon you're a bumder.
>> No. 413314 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 10:07 pm
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>>413313

Right. Because bumders have sex with women.
>> No. 413315 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 10:28 pm
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>>413314
A bum is a bum.
>> No. 413316 Anonymous
21st October 2017
Saturday 11:00 pm
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>>413315

Now, now. No generalisations, lad.
>> No. 413320 Anonymous
22nd October 2017
Sunday 2:48 pm
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Well, I didn't make it to Monday.
>> No. 413379 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 1:34 am
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I've been thinking about Brexit and I think what a lot of people are overlooking is just how much an exit relies on Ireland. What exactly does a post-brexit Ulster border look like? Who polices it?

I'm sure most of us here are old enough to remember what happens when you put checkpoints on that border. Theres plenty of boys in the north with Armalites in the attic and they are just fucking waiting for another excuse.
>> No. 413380 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 7:09 am
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>>413379
Nobody really gives a shit about Ireland, to be honest.
>> No. 413381 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 7:19 am
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>>413380

Well, the Irish do, for a start.
>> No. 413382 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 1:48 pm
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>>413381
No they don't.
>> No. 413383 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 3:11 pm
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>>413320
>Well, I didn't make it to Monday.

What was your point anyway (assuming you are >>413300 and >>413302 lad).

Your knob needs constant practice so it can perform when it counts. Otherwise, it will wither away. It's also the reason why you have nocturnal (and morning) erections. It's a way of your body maintaining itself. Also, it's a proven fact that frequent ejaculation lowers the risk of prostate cancer.

https://www.nhs.uk/news/cancer/frequent-ejaculation-may-decrease-prostate-cancer-risk/

Although, if you read it like this,

>Ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduces a man's risk of prostate cancer

it kind of sounds like obsessive behaviour rather than a healthy thing for your body.

Kind of like the old joke...

- "You need to stop masturbating"

- "Why, doctor?"

- "Because otherwise I can't examine you!"
>> No. 413384 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 3:48 pm
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I never realised what a beast I had become until I spent 2 weeks on mountaineering courses climbing the alps a few years back, you sleep in bunk rooms in mountain huts, toilets and showers are stalls, essentially there is little to no private time. It begun becoming a point that i focused my life around, when can i next fit in a wank. Midway through there was a changing of who was on the courses and it gave me a glorious few hours where I had a hotel room to myself. The relief in my psyche afterwards stuck with me for hours.

Is what I'm describing normal? Nobody else seemed to be remotely troubled by the issue, but they probably wouldn't share it if they did with total strangers.
>> No. 413389 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 6:42 pm
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>>413385
Can you take it to the proper threads you fucking cunt.
>> No. 413396 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 7:45 pm
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Organising your finances feels really good. It turns out I'm not as poor as I'd thought.
>> No. 413405 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 9:46 pm
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>>413396

I did the same today and broke a cold sweat at the prospect of becoming a pauper.
>> No. 413413 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 5:09 am
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>>413384
Over the past 3 months I've had very little private time, sharing rooms with people and the like, like your situation, and yes it is a nice stress reliever in those times when you actually do get some privacy. I have no idea if this is normal to anyone else however.
>> No. 413415 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 6:00 pm
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>>413384
Perfectly normal. I assure you that the army is full of wanking and it does put you into a Zen state if it's been awhile.

I remember in the middle of one particularly intensive course we got a couple of days off and could head into the local city on the lash. The lads did but I was having a bad week so I made some excuse about admin and ended up with some me time to have a wank followed by a nice bath.

Needless to say the rest of the lads ended up getting into fights which only provided more stress while I metamorphosed into a well oiled killing machine.
>> No. 413416 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 6:28 pm
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>>413415
When they talk about well oiled killing machines I don't think they mean wanking lubes.
>> No. 413417 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 6:55 pm
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Going to the MCM expo at the weekend. Had a great day; cut down on the booze so getting so much work done during the day then dozing off beside the cat while reading and listening to a lofi livestream.
>> No. 413419 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 8:37 pm
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>>413416

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
>> No. 413420 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 12:38 am
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I am seriously getting fucking old.

Last night, I caught bits of Bridget Jones's Diary on TV flipping through the channels before bed. How the fuck can Renée Zellweger appear strikingly young to me in that movie now, when I remember like it was yesterday the day that my then-girlfriend had me sit through the whole film when it came out on DVD, and I thought, ugh, what a lame story about an old bag who is nearing her sell-by date.

Next thing I'll know, I'll wake up one morning and be an OAP.
>> No. 413421 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 12:50 am
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>>413420

Bridget Jones's Diary came out in 2001. If it were a person, it would be old enough to join the army.

Welcome to the old bastards club. Our preferred activities include watching our hairlines recede in the mirror, discovering body parts that have started to ache for no reason and making weird grunting noises when we get out of a chair.

Getting old is shit, but it's better than the alternative.
>> No. 413423 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 1:31 am
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>>413421
>Our preferred activities include watching our hairlines recede in the mirror

I'm blessed with good genes in that respect. I have a little bit of a receding hairline, but not something you would actually really call hair loss as such. Looking at some younguns today, sometimes I see lads half my age who have a hair status worse than mine. I do have my fair share of grey hair, but between that and losing my hair, I think a little bit of grey is fine. Besides, again, there are people who are ten years younger than me and have more grey than I do.

>discovering body parts that have started to ache for no reason

My spine has been disintegrating for the last two or three years. I've had a sequestrated hernia of one of my lumbar discs, which is a quite shit and quite painful condition with lasting nerve damage. Also, two of my thoracic discs aren't what they used to be, and sometimes when I wake up, my outer two fingers on both hands are almost completely numb. Which are the classic dermatomes that indicate trouble with your thoracic discs.

When you're young, ignorance is truly bliss. You don't know what's coming. You have no concept of yourself as an ageing person. You just kind of assume that your whole life will be a protraction of your early to mid 20s. But there comes a point when you realise you will end up just like your parents and grandparents.
>> No. 413424 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 7:44 am
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>>413423
>My spine has been disintegrating for the last two or three years.
Better than going bald though right?
>> No. 413425 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 9:44 am
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I bought a track pump for me bike after having talked myself out of using the one at the petrol station. Can't believe how much better they are than a traditional hand pump.
>> No. 413426 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 1:50 pm
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>>413424

>Better than going bald though right?

Meh... what's the use of a full head of hair if you're practically a cripple.

Also, I watched a repeat of the Rude Tube episode titled Stunning Cunts "Cunning Stunts" the other night, where somebody did a 50-foot flip from a swing across a gable roof and onto a pad on the other hand.

The first clip in this video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUW-oqaDsF0

And I kept thinking "Jesus Christ, he's going to kill himself!!".

And in a "dad" kind of way, the same way in which my dad used to tell me I was going to break my back if I kept trying all those crazy stunts on my BMX bike.

One side effect of getting old is indeed that you can no longer do a lot of those things. I was very skilled on my BMX bicycle and did a lot of tricks that had my parents gasping for air. But nowadays, if you gave me a BMX, I could probably perform a good few of those tricks still just from muscle memory, but at the end of it, I would probably need to be rushed into A&E.
>> No. 413427 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 3:13 pm
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>>413426

Tony Hawk is still sick as tits.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnvPt_a7iOQ
>> No. 413428 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 7:33 pm
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>>Tony Hawk is still sick as tits.

He seems well enough to me.
>> No. 413429 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 8:56 pm
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>>413425

Bike tyres are, depending on the bike, either the same or much higher pressure than a car tyre.

My mountain bike runs at about 38 psi, my road bike 100 psi. My car is 28-32 psi.
>> No. 413430 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 8:57 pm
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>>413427

>sick as tits

Get back to the vape thread RiP
>> No. 413431 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 9:37 pm
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>>413429
Yes I read that but because car tyres are much higher in volume the airflow is far greater and that could result in a significant over-inflation between the pressure measurement intervals the digital machines seem to have. It does say on the machine itself that it's for use only with motor vehicles FWTW.

I'm sure you could get away with it but the FUD I saw online was sufficient for me to envisage a forecourt disaster.
>> No. 413432 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 10:10 pm
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>>413431

It's a real risk if you're not paying close attention. There's so little volume in a bicycle tyre compared to a car tyre that it's very easy for the petrol station machines to massively overshoot the intended pressure.

The consequences of a blown bicycle tyre would be fairly minor, because the low volume of air means relatively little energy. You might get a nasty whack, but nothing life-threatening.

Truck tyres are absolutely fucking terrifying. They're at about 90psi and have huge internal volume. I've read a case report of someone being launched through a workshop roof by an exploding tyre.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKlJJqHFfoQ
>> No. 413433 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 10:16 pm
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>>413432

Air pressure freaks me the fuck out. Even a bike tyre popping sounds like a gunshot.
>> No. 413434 Anonymous
29th October 2017
Sunday 10:19 pm
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>>413432
If I blew up my bike tyre in front of all those car owners I think I'd die of embarrassment. The push of shame would be just brutal.
>> No. 413435 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 12:24 am
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>>413432
That was pretty interesting, ta.
>> No. 413436 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 12:29 am
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>>413432

> Truck tyres are absolutely fucking terrifying. They're at about 90psi and have huge internal volume. I've read a case report of someone being launched through a workshop roof by an exploding tyre.

One of my mates has a dad who used to be a lorry driver. He used to drive one of those really big lorries. One time, one of the tyres caught fire, for whatever reason. I'm not a tyre expert. Anyway, my mate's dad pulled over, got out and tried to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. And moments later, the tyre literally blew up in his face, just inches from him. He suffered short-term hearing loss, as well as a concussion and bruises on his back from being blown back five or six feet onto the hard shoulder. And he also had superficial burn wounds from bits of burning tyre.

So I guess, don't mess with tyres. Really, don't.
>> No. 413438 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 9:29 am
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>>413436

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ0bFk4IpQc
>> No. 413439 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 11:00 am
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So in short, it's safe to slash car tyres, but not lorry ones? Because I do have some slashable ones in mind and would rather not kill myself doing it.
>> No. 413445 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 2:13 pm
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>>413439
Safe isn't a word I'd use. Car tyres won't launch you across the street but they could just as easily launch whatever you're using to slash them with at you, possibly taking your fingers with them.
While not as reliable as actual caltrops which would be a clear sign of tampering, I'd suggest just wedging nails under the wheel out of sight so they blow when the car rolls onto them and you're well out the way.
>> No. 413446 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 3:48 pm
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You lot have reminded me of the legendary (massive tit) Ashley Carpenter whose one-man crusade against cars after being splashed off his bike by one really is a byword for commitment. No detail about whether or not he lost any digits or owt like that, but he must've been having the time of his life.

http://www.news24.com/World/News/Mad-slasher-gets-revenge-20040325
>> No. 413447 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 5:32 pm
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>>413445

>While not as reliable as actual caltrops which would be a clear sign of tampering, I'd suggest just wedging nails under the wheel out of sight so they blow when the car rolls onto them and you're well out the way.

It's happened to me twice that I ran over a random nail in the road and had to have my tyre vulcanised. Thankfully, putting a rubber plug through the hole from the other side usually fixes it and the spot will be just as durable again as the rest of the tyre.

It's just annoying when you think, who the fuck left that nail in the road, or what idiot didn't secure the bits and bobs on his car well enough so that bolts or screws wouldn't come flying off it? The last time it happened, it was a flanged-head Allen key screw like you commonly use to attach bumpers or spoilers to the underside of a car. So presumably some boy racer had tacked some silly looking spoiler onto his hot hatch but didn't think to secure the screws properly. And I was out 20 quid to have the damage fixed at a tyre shop.

It turned out though that you can safely remove a screw from the tread of a car tyre. You just unscrew it with a screwdriver and it will deflate almost instantly. But the tyre won't burst. If you're still unsure, let out some of the air through the valve first and then remove the screw.
>> No. 413494 Anonymous
8th November 2017
Wednesday 3:07 am
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Is it just me or has Amazon.co.uk changed the colour of their 'add to basket' button? The text on it, too, seems badly formatted. I don't really know how these things work but noticing the change has left me sceptical .. maybe my computer is compromised or something.
>> No. 413495 Anonymous
8th November 2017
Wednesday 4:32 am
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>>413494

Everything on Amazon is constantly tested and tweaked. They've recently refreshed the design of the marketplace listings, with a much larger font size for many features. That shade of yellow is now standard for the buy button, although no two users ever see precisely the same version of the Amazon site.

The button is cut off at the side because you're using a very narrow window.
>> No. 413501 Anonymous
8th November 2017
Wednesday 8:11 pm
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>>413495
Thanks, I appreciate it.
>> No. 413502 Anonymous
8th November 2017
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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Do you think they'll ever censor the word 'reconstituted pork product in gravy' in The Pogues Fairytale of New York?
>> No. 413503 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 7:55 am
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>>413502

Nah. Cultural context and all that.
>> No. 413505 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 8:38 am
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>>413502
Radio 1 already did in 2007 but were forced to row back.
>> No. 413506 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 12:35 pm
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>>413505
Some stations these days just dial down the rotation so it doesn't get played so often, if at all.
>> No. 413507 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 2:37 pm
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Even now, when I think about Fairytale of New York I think, "God, what a shit song", even though I actually quite like it. It's weird.
>> No. 413508 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 5:47 pm
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>>413507
Appaarently if you tweet when you hear it with geolocation on and the hashtag #poguewatch it turns up on this map:
http://whitt.io/poguewatch/

Let's hear it for Twitter users with too much time on their hands.
>> No. 413509 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 6:05 pm
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>>413508
The guy who thought of this spent 2017 visiting all 2,563 railway stations.
>> No. 413510 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 6:47 pm
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>>413420

> How the fuck can Renée Zellweger appear strikingly young to me in that movie now, when I remember like it was yesterday the day that my then-girlfriend had me sit through the whole film when it came out on DVD, and I thought, ugh, what a lame story about an old bag who is nearing her sell-by date.

When I was 21 I went out for a while with a lass who was 26 going on 27. I remember thinking at the time how sad it must be to be nearing 30 and still be single. I'm now 35 and would give my left nut to be single again. Perspective is an odd fucker.
>> No. 413511 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 7:35 pm
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>>413509
As I said, too much time on their hands.
>> No. 413512 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 7:42 pm
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>>413510

So break up with your missus then, you're not her bloody hostage.

Admittedly I've spent very little of my adult life actually being single, I always seem to jump into new relationships pretty fast. But I find it odd to hear phrases like "still be single" as if it's a milestone you forever abandon, like "still living at home" or "still haven't learned to drive". Relationships are things that change and grow, but wither and die just the same.
>> No. 413513 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 10:37 pm
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>>413512

> But I find it odd to hear phrases like "still be single" as if it's a milestone you forever abandon, like "still living at home" or "still haven't learned to drive".

Indeed my point; as thus my tiny head spun in innocence at that naive age it now hangs heavy in experience upon my weary neck.

Or to put it in plain English for the thickos, my perspectives on most everything, including relationships, have changed entirely on many levels in the intervening years.
>> No. 413514 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 11:33 pm
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>>413510

> I remember thinking at the time how sad it must be to be nearing 30 and still be single.

That's all relative now. Many people nearing their 30s are single, then aren't, and then are again. I don't think the big three-o is really all that much of a stigma anymore.

Fifty or sixty years ago, yes... by that age, you were slated to become an old spinster. And peopled would start talking and whispering about you if you were a bachelor at 30. Because maybe you were a poof "one of those". But nowadays, there is a whole subculture of 30something singles who are anything but sad cases.

>>413513
> my perspectives on most everything, including relationships, have changed entirely on many levels in the intervening years.

As well they should have. At 21, usually you just want to have fun, bonk as many lasses as possible and get drunk with your mates. And you sneer at couples who decide to settle down somewhere around age 30. No, not you at 21. Why the fuck would you.

The really sad part though is people who still think that way at 29, or who at least think that that kind of thing will be going on forever past their early 30s.

I read something a while ago about the fact that people nowadays are too choosy about who they settle down with. The article put forward the thought that if you never agree to make compromises in your life, and don't abandon the idea that someday somehow you will meet your absolute dream partner, there is a chance you will really actually end up alone.

Not sure what my point is. Just a few random thoughts maybe.
>> No. 413515 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 12:05 am
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>>413514

>I read something a while ago about the fact that people nowadays are too choosy about who they settle down with. The article put forward the thought that if you never agree to make compromises in your life, and don't abandon the idea that someday somehow you will meet your absolute dream partner, there is a chance you will really actually end up alone.

I've always thought there must be a degree of truth to that.

I broke up and stayed very good friends with my "teenage sweetheart", that one lass I thought would be my soulmate forever when I was about 17. Over the last decade of so I've listened to her complain endlessly about every other boyfriend she's ever had, and go through various phases of stubborn yet desperate loneliness. All I could ever tell her is that it's her own fault. She's waiting for a man who looks like Chris Hemsworth, is a brain surgeon, and owns a helicopter; when realistically she'll be doing significantly better than average if she lands a non-overweight bloke who works for an insurance company and owns a Passat.

I think people who get too caught up looking for someone flawless can only be described as somewhat narcissistic. There is no other human on Earth who doesn't do something that winds you up. They probably keep leaving their hair straighteners in the fucking middle of the floor, or think for some outlandish reason that tupperware belongs in the second cupboard instead of the bottom drawer.

Anyway I should go to bed.
>> No. 413516 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 1:31 am
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>>413515

>I think people who get too caught up looking for someone flawless can only be described as somewhat narcissistic.

One of my mates was a virgin until the ripe old age of 25. One reason, although there were many, was that he had quite ludicrous ideas about the kind of girl he wanted to date. She had to be a supermodel with flawless looks, at least 5'8, slim as they come, and God forbid she would have had red or black hair. And sometimes, when we were out together with a bunch of people, we would be like "Hey look, that girl over there? How about somebody like that for you?"... and he would say things like, "Nah, she's got short hair". Or "Her nose is too big or too small". Without a hint of irony, as this was truly the way he thought, and this was actually what was keeping him from even just casually striking up a conversation with many of them.

He did come to his senses though. At age 25, he finally popped his cherry. With a lass who was ordinary in every way and posessed none of those special qualities that he used to think were absolute prerequisites before he would ever even consider talking to a girl.

And just look around you. Look at couples. I mean, really look at them. Many of them are overweight, poorly groomed, thick as shit human mongrels who just about scrape by in life, don't drive fancy cars, don't have a £150K job, and their copulating, which honestly doesn't bear thinking about, has led to fugly, ill-behaved brats of children, who will go on to be just as shit human beings as their parents were.

This is reality. This is how the majority live. If that is so repulsive to you, maybe the human experience isn't for you to begin with.
>> No. 413517 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 1:54 am
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>>413516
> maybe the human experience isn't for you to begin with.

I think this may be the root of most, if not all, of my problems.
>> No. 413520 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 1:20 pm
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>>413517

>I think this may be the root of most, if not all, of my problems.

You're not going to off yourself, are you now.
>> No. 413522 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 2:49 pm
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I have a friend's book launch to attend tonight, no idea how that's going to be really, but more importantly I finished typing up the first draft of my own novel today. It's just starting to hit me quite how much more work it's going to take to make it into something presentable and cohesive. It feels both daunting and exciting.
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10th November 2017
Friday 6:55 pm
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>>413522

> It's just starting to hit me quite how much more work it's going to take to make it into something presentable and cohesive. It feels both daunting and exciting

It's not unlike working on a thesis at uni. The only difference perhaps is that usually, only the introduction of a thesis is read and the conclusion, and the rest in between is leafed through cursorily, watching for the most glaring errors at best. Whereas a novel will have people reading every single page of it top to bottom and thinking about what you wrote for them. So I imagine that in its own way, it's much tougher after all to pull off a novel that's cohesive and entertaining enough that people will afford you the time to read all several hundred pages of it.

Sorry, didn't mean to discourage you. Also, sorry for shitting up another thread with a Family Guy clip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTSGp4UdEvQ
>> No. 413534 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 8:01 pm
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I have decided to spend this weekend rewatching Fargo series 1. Still the best one of the three.
>> No. 413542 Anonymous
11th November 2017
Saturday 9:19 am
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>>413533

It's less of a worry that I'll get any one thing wrong because if the whole book holds together then it's fiction so it doesn't really matter. But with a thesis at least you needn't worry about it being boring.
>> No. 413554 Anonymous
11th November 2017
Saturday 10:41 pm
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Beginning to think you can only get away with "hard to get" if you're a quite fit woman...
>> No. 413556 Anonymous
11th November 2017
Saturday 11:01 pm
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>>413554

> you can only get away with "hard to get" if you're a quite fit woman...

Then again, it's easy to overplay your hand. If you are really a dim git, even as a woman, then hard to get will only go so far for you.
>> No. 413557 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:43 am
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>>413556

I've over-cooled my way to getting someone to think I don't actually fancy them, and not for the first time. I'm just so aware of looking thirstier than a Jack Russell with sunstroke that I act like I'm already King of Fanny Mountain and I'm content as is.

Sage for self-pity.
Pity for Pakalu.
>> No. 413558 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 9:19 am
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>>413554

In my experience, women won't find you attractive if you dote on them or act like they're your only option. It makes you look desperate and unattractive even if you're not. If you appear as if you have plenty of options, that you couldn't give that much of a shit about the object of your affections, then they definitely end up more interested.

Simply put, interact with them, flirt a bit, but don't focus on her. She'll pick it up.
>> No. 413559 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 10:48 am
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>>413558

"Treat women like human beings" is a remarkably useful axiom. Women can smell from a mile off if you're just trying to get in their pants, or if you're putting an imagined version of them on a pedestal.
>> No. 413560 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:18 pm
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>>413515
>All I could ever tell her is that it's her own fault. She's waiting for a man who looks like Chris Hemsworth, is a brain surgeon, and owns a helicopter; when realistically she'll be doing significantly better than average if she lands a non-overweight bloke who works for an insurance company and owns a Passat.

Careful now. I know experience that women lowering standards is how you get single mothers with kids from different dads. I actually still remember her sister giving that advice on a night out and me thinking "that's terrible advice, your young and not-hideous. I could throw a rock and hit a bloke who you could worm your way into." but I thought to keep quiet trusting that she will work it out on her own. Then she didn't, so there we go.

There must be some sort of middle ground we can take. Perhaps this is really two-sides of the came coin, people should be comfortable being single and in truth I don't think anyone actually has especially high standards (okay personality, not-hideous, nothing too wrong in bed) but people make up reasons not to open up to potential partners because they're scared of rejection. That goes both ways as well, there is no excuse not to try punching above your weight if you don't mind the hassle.

While I'm on a rant:
>>413554
Hard to get is a load of bollocks. Yeah, too keen is rather unattractive, but this one game people play has been like a Pandora's box for bullshit like 'dropping signals' that plague our species as if we have relationship STDs.

If you want a bit of it then make it (fairly) clear and let that stew on the other persons mind. Maybe a bit of flirting because it's good clean fun no matter what happens.
>> No. 413562 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 1:05 pm
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>>413560

>Perhaps this is really two-sides of the came coin, people should be comfortable being single and in truth I don't think anyone actually has especially high standards (okay personality, not-hideous, nothing too wrong in bed) but people make up reasons not to open up to potential partners because they're scared of rejection.


Being comfortable in your own skin is a good trait to have, whether you're single or not. Women in particular, but men as well, can smell from a mile away the "single and desperate" type, whereas the "single and a player" type will win their hearts even if deep down he is even more cripplingly lonely than the obviously desperate type.

I used to know a lass in school who was really just an all around nice girl, she was kind, caring, sweet as a doll, just a regular girl looking for a boyfriend. She was 16 and I was 18. And she had those piercing blue eyes that were just a sight to behold. But at some point, she just really became desperate trying to win me over. She was practically throwing herself at me, in a way that just meant she became undesirable to me. Whereas now when I look at the old pictures from 20 years ago, I think to myself "You fucking idiot! She was adorable!!". If she had laid herself at my feet a little less, then maybe I would have mustered enough interest to take her up on her offers to go on a date with me. But I guess the doors swing both ways. She had a crush on me, but I was becoming ever more unattainable to her. I wasn't playing hard to get as such, my interest in her just waned generally the more she was coming on to me. But that made me even more desirable to her, it seems. If I had turned the whole thing around and would have gone after her the way she was coming after me, then it's reasonable to think I would have been the one who would have been out of luck with her.

Sad story though. I have a history of being with women who either didn't love me anyway, or morphed into egotistical bints down the line in our relationship who were making it abundantly clear that I wasn't measuring up. It's easy to think of that lass in school as the one who got away. But she was one of only a rare few women who appeared to be genuinely head over heels smitten with me. You do notice if you are second or first choice for somebody.
>> No. 413563 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 3:33 pm
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>>413559
I find it's better to treat them like dirt on your boot. Which they are.
>> No. 413564 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 3:40 pm
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>>413563
Ho ho, you're such a card.
>> No. 413576 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 8:55 pm
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I'm almost through watching Fargo series 1 this weekend.

Fucking brilliant. Best piece of crime drama television in years. Next weekend, I will watch the second series. Almost equally brilliant.
>> No. 413794 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 6:02 pm
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>>413576
Only let down by the flying fish.
>> No. 413795 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 6:11 pm
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>>413794
Oh and the "this is a true story" intro which became increasingly irritating after ever repetition, with the pretentious words of the writers thinking they were making a brilliant artistic point echoing ever louder. Like once would have been fine but when we know it's a bare-faced lie it becomes beyond hollow.
>> No. 413798 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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>>413576
>>413794
>>413795


Season 2 opens with some ditzy bimbo who runs over a mob member who is distracted by Aliens in a flying saucer. I kid you not. Aliens. That’s the best distraction piece they could come up with. Some strange lights, I could live with but a flying saucer is so incredibly unlikely it suspends your disbelief. I don’t doubt that Aliens do exist somewhere in the universe, probably as single celled organisms or something similar, but the authors are suggesting intelligent extraterrestrial life that has visited earth. They make a reappearance at the season finale, how convenient.

Back to the bimbo, rather than call the police or shove the man off the bonnet she drives home with him still on there. Who on earth would do that? I know she panics but that’s just ridiculous. She then has the resolve to stuff him into her home freezer and act like nothings happened. Anyway they end up killing Rye. Arguably at this stage, if they call the police they could claim self defense though that is quite tenuous, whether a jury would believe them.

On balance, I did like the cooky accents and often imitate them in my leisure time.

On Fargo in general, they like to use a plot device in which they claim that the show/movie is based on real events but the names have changed to protect the survivors and respect the dead. Too bad anyone with half a brain cell can search the internet and debunk this bollocks in an instant. Do the authors hold the audiences intelligence in such contempt? I mean season 1 and the movie they could get away with but Aliens? Pull the other one.


>> No. 413802 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 8:38 pm
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>>413798
It's from the film.
>> No. 413803 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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>>413798

> She then has the resolve to stuff him into her home freezer and act like nothings happened.

That's the point where things do become unglued as the story progresses. I mean, for the protagonist. Not for the premise of the show itself.

Also, if you can't accept the little weird and wonderful improbabilities in the Coen Brothers universe, then almost none of their films will make good viewing for you. You will not even find much to like about The Dude himself.
>> No. 413804 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 10:20 pm
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>>413803

I liked the film Fargo but Big Lebowski was poo.
>> No. 413805 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 10:34 pm
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>>413804
It's a film you've got to be in the right mood for.

Anyway, the best Coen brothers film is Burn After Reading, followed by Miller's Crossing.
>> No. 413806 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 11:21 pm
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>>413805

I watched No Country For Old Men recently.

I very simply didn't get the movie. I don't know what everybody lost their shit about when that film came out.

That said, you can see how its main protagonist Anton Czygur served as a blueprint for Lorne Malvo from Fargo series one.

The difference being that Lorne Malvo is a fucking awesome character that you don't get tired of seeing even if you've watched the first series a few times. I don't think I will watch No Cuntry For Old Men ever again.
>> No. 413808 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 12:10 am
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>>413806
You simply have a shit taste. Maybe you will enjoy Wonder Woman. Try that next time.
>> No. 413809 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 1:01 am
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>>413804

>was poo

Lad.
>> No. 413810 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 1:03 am
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>>413576
I agree. Absolutely fantastic.
>> No. 413815 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 2:04 pm
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>>413804

Yeah, well, you know, that's just like-a, your opinion man.
>> No. 413816 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 6:13 pm
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>>413815


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YneqewcVLVY&feature=youtu.be&t=985
>> No. 413820 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 8:09 pm
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I'm nearly through watching the second series of Fargo now.

It has a noticeable shift of focus compared to series one; while series one focused on hapless insurance salesman Lester Nygaard and his progression from meek yes-man to self-concerned badass, series two is really more about the organised crime family business of the Kraut-descendant Gerhardts and their struggle in 1979 of not being taken over by the big-guns Kansas City crime syndicate. Yes, you have another subplot in series 2 of innocent citizens unwittingly meeting their doom after their quite random brush with organised crime, but that's not the main plot arc of the series.

What's striking is the colour grading of series two. Without a doubt, it takes its cue from the warm yellow hue of 1970s paper and polaroid photographs. They really did a terrific job with that. The colours just "pop". Whoever did the digital post-processing really knew what they were doing. And also, those glorious huge 1970s period American cars. Whether you ever liked them or not, watching the show just makes you want to go out and buy one.

The storyline itself is also well done. Again, a quite different angle compared to series one, but you still feel that it works and that you enjoy following the story from episode to episode.

You even forgive the makers of series 2 the entirely unnecessary ailen subplot. Because what the show delivers besides this failed plot device is just massively decent.

Series 3 is a different story. It's kind of all over the place most of the time, and loses itself in unfunny Coen Universe self-reference and often just sheer plotlessness.
>> No. 413822 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 8:13 pm
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>>413820
You are just saying that because the antagonist was English.
>> No. 413827 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 9:09 pm
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>>413822

No, I think David Thewlis is a brilliant actor.

But he, too, played a character that was just neither here nor there. V. M Varga had a similar cold-blooded "fucking with people" streak as Lorne Malvo, but it was hampered by the series' general obtuseness.

The creators of the show said a few months ago that there may never be another series. I think they were beginning to realise that there are only so many ways you can skin a cat. The concept of Fargo as a crime anthology series was coming apart at the seams in series three, and they were beginning to realise it. Rather than letting a fourth series end in disaster, poor ratings and a panning from the critics, like True Crime did only after its second series, they have decided to pull the plug. And so we're now left with two highly watchable series, and a third series that you can probably only really stomach as a true Coen Brothers fan. And it's best to leave it at that, and not push your luck with a fourth series.
>> No. 413830 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 10:50 pm
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>>413820
Thought the whole thing was shite. Maybe because I loved the movie. The series (I only bothered to watch the first half of 1) was too cartoonish for me.
>> No. 413831 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 10:54 pm
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>>413830

>The series (I only bothered to watch the first half of 1) was too cartoonish for me.

You should have stuck with it. As a whole, series 1 was really well done. Maybe give it another try.
>> No. 413837 Anonymous
24th November 2017
Friday 12:51 am
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I didn't like the second series.
>> No. 413952 Anonymous
25th November 2017
Saturday 8:32 pm
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Nearly finished with the second series now. Three episodes to go tonight.

I still think both series 1 and 2 are fucking brilliant.

Again, as I said, series 3, that's a different matter. Seeing a woman vandalise an office room with the contents of a used tampon wasn't even the low point of it.
>> No. 414050 Anonymous
28th November 2017
Tuesday 10:26 pm
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>>413952

Started the third series yesterday just to see if I misjudged it the first time I saw it.

Nope. It's dreadful.

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