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>> No. 16895 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:18 pm
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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/13/taylor-swift-facial-recognition-stalkers-rose-bowl-concert

>The periphery of a Taylor Swift concert is as thought out as the show she presents on stage. Beyond the traditional merchandise stands, there are often dedicated selfie-staging points and staff distributing light-up bracelets. When Swift performed at the Los Angeles Rose Bowl venue on 18 May, fans could watch rehearsal clips at a special kiosk.

>What they didn’t know was that a facial recognition camera inside the structure was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville of hundreds of Swift’s known stalkers, according to a Rolling Stone report.


Who the fuck would stalk Taylor Swift?
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>> No. 16896 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:23 pm
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>Who the fuck would stalk Taylor Swift?

Why would someone shoot John Lennon?
>> No. 16897 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:38 pm
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>>16896

I asked first.
>> No. 16898 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 6:40 pm
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>>16896

'cause he was a phony, they're all phonies, Holden.
>> No. 16901 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 10:15 pm
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>>16895

Lets be fair she likes to make drama have you ever heard one of her songs?
>> No. 16902 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 11:39 pm
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>>16901

I think she is an all around underwhelming artist. Apart from her somewhat above average looks, I struggle to see any redeeming quality.

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate... I know...
>> No. 16904 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 11:02 am
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>What they didn’t know was that a facial recognition camera inside the structure was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville of hundreds of Swift’s known stalkers, according to a Rolling Stone report.

Bloody interesting times we live in.
>> No. 16905 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 12:40 pm
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>>16904

It's kind of a physical honeypot they had set up there. Sort of a smart idea, but still a bit dodgy.
>> No. 16906 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 3:58 pm
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It's a bit mental how often people seem to get stalkers these days. I know someone who works on a Channel 5 kids TV show and has had to change her phone number several times and get the police involved for multiple stalkers, and similarly I met a girl who works on a relatively small (about 50k views per video) YouTube channel and has had to get more than one restraining order.

I suppose the internet and social media makes it incredibly easy for would-be weirdos to dip their toe in to the world of stalking, and it snowballs from there. Doesn't seem worth it for the women in either of my examples, who are barely making middle management money let alone Taylor Swift money.
>> No. 16907 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 4:17 pm
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>>16906
To be fair, Milkshake seems to deliberately pick presenters with huge udders and make them bounce around whilst wearing tight tops. It's no surprise it attracts perverts.
>> No. 16908 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 6:27 pm
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>>16906

Modern media creates a false sense of intimacy. We often know more about the lives of celebrities than of our colleagues and neighbours. Our emotions didn't evolve to account for these entirely one-way relationships, so it's not hugely surprising that some people with a predisposition to delusional thinking become convinced that the woman off the ITV weather is secretly in love with them.

Oddly enough, women are much more likely to be stalkers than men, it just doesn't get reported as much because they're less menacing.
>> No. 16909 Anonymous
14th December 2018
Friday 7:25 pm
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>>16907

> Milkshake seems to deliberately pick presenters with huge udders and make them bounce around whilst wearing tight tops.

Might even be an in-joke among the producers to call it Milkshake in the first place (cue picture of Kenneth Williams smirking at double entendre).


>Oddly enough, women are much more likely to be stalkers than men, it just doesn't get reported as much because they're less menacing.

That all depends. A woman may not get physical as much as male stalkers (although that's still debatable), but I think women can get much more batshit mental about stalking somebody than most guys.

I know a poor lad who for a long time didn't manage to get over the fact that his girlfriend of a few years had dumped him, and so he started stalking her. But the most menacing thing he ever did was sleep in his parked car over night across from her flat. And with a little bit of counseling, he was then able to move on and let bygones be bygones.

Compare that to another case I know about, where the woman was calling the guy twenty times a day, made numerous shitposts on his facebook page under different aliases, and even threatened physical violence against any woman he'd spend time with other than her. It got so bad that he had to go to court to get a restraining order against her. But even that didn't shut her up completely, and she came close to breaking the restraining order a few times. The court then notified her that there would be quite serious consequences if she didn't get her act together.

So in essence, I don't think most male stalkers are ever that bad, beyond the fact that they've obviously got a serious emotional issue they need to work on. But women, like I said, can get batshit crazy with these things.
>> No. 16910 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 12:53 am
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>>16909

I don't think it is a question of who is more Batshit but who is perceived as more Batshit. Women can usually get away with more odd behaviour and people are more willing to believe a woman if she says she is being stalked then a man.

I remember a girl I knew on Facebook having a 'hot guys' albumn which consisted of photos of strangers she saw in public she thought were hot. I couldn't imagine a guy doing that without people treating it as super creepy.

I also remember messaging an ex 'We need to talk' and that was all it took for her to write a vague rant about me stalking her on Facebook and have her friends circle jerk in unquestioning support. I think it took her doing that to 3 or 4 more people before people who knew both of us were willing to accept she was crazy and I was probably perfectly reasonable. Fair weather cunts.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP247NokHOw
>> No. 16911 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 1:29 am
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>>16910

There is definitely a cultural bias at play.

If a man says to a woman "Your arse looks hot in that outfit", then he is a creep, perhaps much worse still, while the woman is automatically a victim of gender based sexual violence.

Yet when a woman says the same to a man, that's female empowerment and the man is an uptight sad case if he complains.
>> No. 16912 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 1:33 am
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>>16911
Fuck off, I want girls to cop my arse, you bloody big gay.
>> No. 16913 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 2:08 am
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This is a complicated topic that anyone making broad statements on I struggle to sympathise with.
>> No. 16914 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 2:33 am
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I think much like domestic violence cases, the female perpetrators are often overlooked or dismissed entirely, because despite how progressive society is becoming, we still find it hard to believe a woman could threaten a man. They clearly can and do, though. I don't think we could possibly have a proper picture of which gender is more likely to stalk, as there's various levels and definitions of stalking, and much like domestic violence, not all of it is reported.

Like >>16913 says, this is far too complex to really be talking as assuredly as you lot are about it.
>> No. 16915 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 2:45 am
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>>16914

On the subject of domestic violence the raw data collected by psychologists says women are far more likely to be the perpetrators lesbian relationships between bisexual women women being the worst and gay men having the least violence. Try telling that to your average copper or abuse shelter though.

Stalking is far too subjective to tell as a big factor is the attitude of the recipient. One person can get away with behaviour another person never could. I remember a friend describing 'sexual harassment' as a crime of ugly people and they probably had a point.
>> No. 16916 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 12:09 pm
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>A young mother of one who tried to take her own life by jumping from a high rise car park has found the good Samaritan who clung to her waist and wouldn't let go.

>Charley Wills, 22, reached her lowest point when she drove to the top of a multi-storey car park in Wakefield in September. She sat on the edge with 'so many thoughts' in her head and inched closer and closer to her death before help arrived in the form of the woman who saved her life.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6498785/Lets-cup-coffee-Young-mother-22-reveals-incredible-words-stranger-saved-her.html

No doubt if a man had grabbed her around the waist and insisted they go for a cup of coffee we'd be reading a tale of sexual harassment, but yet again women get an easy ride.
>> No. 16917 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 1:41 pm
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>>16916

It isn't like she consented to them doing that! One rule for heroins another for perverts! Broken Britain!
>> No. 16919 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 2:16 pm
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>>16916>>16917
What were you hoping to achieve with these posts?
>> No. 16920 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 3:04 pm
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>>16919

Men's liberation.
>> No. 16923 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 9:32 pm
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>>16912

>Fuck off, I want girls to cop my arse, you bloody big gay.

Maybe, just maybe, you're the uptight sad case.


>>16915

>and gay men having the least violence

I would imagine they have raging fits of indignation though and give each other vicious silent treatments.


>Try telling that to your average copper or abuse shelter though.

Not trying to piss on women who are actually abused by any reasonable person's standards, but as a woman, all you have to say is you were abused and you will instantly have a whole host of help services, legal assistance, and court staff at your disposal. All free of charge, courtesy of the taxpayer. If you're the victim as a man, it's much harder to even get somebody to listen to you in earnest.

One of my acquaintances works for the police, and she has been called to a few domestic disputes in her time, and she told me it's her personal impression that in well over half the cases, the woman is the one being the aggressor. And sometimes, a woman like that is completely puzzled when they tell her that she is the one they have to arrest. They now have guidelines that they have to send both a male and a female officer to the scene of a domestic dispute, after one woman perpetrator threatened to sue the police for being sexist.
>> No. 16926 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 10:33 pm
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>>16923
>Maybe, just maybe, you're the uptight sad case.
How do you figure that?
>> No. 16927 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 11:11 pm
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In fairness, a Taylor Swift concert seems like a place you would expect high-security. I'm normally a lot more paranoid than most about surveillance but we live in a world full of KatyCats.

>>16902
What's it like being a hipster in 2018. Are all your favourite brands still ridiculously expensive?

>>16906
I don't know if there's anything about this I would call modern. One sided relationships aren't restricted to television or even people who exist. Dipping your toe into the more mental parts of the internet should be proof enough.

I for one have never had a stalker. Is there something wrong with me?
>> No. 16929 Anonymous
16th December 2018
Sunday 12:09 am
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>>16926

>How do you figure that?


It sounded a bit like that was your only hope of getting action from women.

Calling other people a "bloody big gay" who say they might object to it doesn't help your case in that respect.
>> No. 16932 Anonymous
16th December 2018
Sunday 12:23 pm
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>>16929
Not really, I just like any attention from women. It would be weird if I was a full on /r9k/ incel type with a great bum who knew it. And "bloody big gay" sounded OTT not to be taken seriously and now I'm going to stop justifying two day old .gs posts because that is making me feel like a "sad case".
>> No. 16938 Anonymous
18th December 2018
Tuesday 11:30 pm
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>>16927

>What's it like being a hipster in 2018. Are all your favourite brands still ridiculously expensive?

Come off it. I don't dislike Taylor Swift because she might be "too mainstream", which she probably is. But because there just isn't anything memorable about her as a person. Maybe she is a hit with a certain young demographic, and that's fine. And maybe they see something in her which I don't. But nothing of what she is or does has any kind of character beyond being a veteran pop act by now.

I was also never really a fan of singers like Lady Gaga, but she at least is a person you will remember, if just for the fact that she made pop history by wearing a dress made from actual raw meat and had to answer questions about her genitals.
>> No. 16939 Anonymous
18th December 2018
Tuesday 11:53 pm
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>>16938

>But because there just isn't anything memorable about her as a person

The most memerable thing about her is that she constantly writes songs bitching about her exs and how she is 'SO over them' and 'Gawd we broke up, like, stop saying hi when you see me I'm not interested' she seems like the kind of girl who insists she 'doesn't like drama' whist bitching about everyone. Which is why I don't think there any stalkers, the lady doth protest too much. It is entertaining from a distance, if you hate people.
>> No. 16940 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 12:06 am
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>>16939

A lot of her exes are strongly suspected to be closet-cases and people think she's a serial beard.
>> No. 16941 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 12:09 am
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I know this isn't /beat/but I concur with the thoughts above about the essential blandness of Taylor Swift whose only major gift appears to be a pretty face.

Someone like Lana Del Rey, heaven help her, is a kind of real artist who would be making records and doing gigs even if she still had an audience of fifty of her mates - she's like a Lou Reed to TS's Cliff Richard. Was never a fan of Gaga but she also seemed both more for real and certainly more memorable.
>> No. 16942 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 12:14 am
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Apparently she was or is a /b/tard. The image is too large to post here so:

https://imgur.com/gallery/VUUhB
>> No. 16943 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 12:25 am
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>>16938

In the 80s, I didn't like Kylie and Jason. Pah. What a hipster.
>> No. 16944 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 12:38 am
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>>16942
I love her a bit more for that.
>> No. 16945 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:33 am
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>>16942

You realise those things are regularly completely made up then picked up by someone else who is a conspiracy nut who just runs with it. Right?

I wouldn't trust the sourcing of a person who seems to have an omnipotent level of collected data from originally seemingly irrelevant threads over multiple years, that turn out later to have clues in them, and yet can't arrange them coherently and uses badly drawn MS paint as their qualitative analysis tool. It has more than a whiff of utter shit to it.
>> No. 16946 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 3:21 am
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>>16945

I did qualify it with "apparently". I was wondering why anyone would bother to screencap something as inconsequential-looking as this.

Taylor Swift posting on /b/ just seems like quite an inane thing to fake, or make a 'conspiracy' out of, compared with those fake posts of school shooters posting on /b/, because so what if she did post there?
>> No. 16947 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 4:32 am
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Sorry for the tangent but speaking of other-place-memes, doesn't Chris Hansen look different now? I don't understand how his face is bloated like that when he isn't overweight. Alcohol?

No wonder this guy didn't think it was him.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXfibK8tCtk
>> No. 16948 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 4:33 am
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>>16947

It's at 6:50.
>> No. 16949 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:07 am
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She also holds a pen weird.
>> No. 16950 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 11:45 am
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>>16947
I was going to say he has aged badly, but he is actually pushing 60 now, so turns out he just looked good for a man in his late 40s early 50s before.


After watching that, if the best they could do was charge the guy with corrupting morals because he was going to share a joint with a teenager after what I assume must have been months of effort to gain his trust and 'grooming' him to be sexual I really question the sanity of the whole exercise.
>> No. 16951 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 12:28 pm
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>>16942
Fuckin' hell. So that 'haters gonna hate' song wasn't just 4chan being memetic into the mainstream, it was actually written by a 4channer. That actually makes me feel a bit better about it.
>> No. 16952 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 1:54 pm
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>>16951

What better way to win over a fan base of shut in incels who spend their days spaffing off to her.

Next thing we'll know, Rachel Riley is a regular on .gs.
>> No. 16953 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:04 pm
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>>16952

Bit odd that you assumed she wrote (likely more correctly advised her songwriters) the song to appeal to 4channers, rather than just using material from her browsing.
>> No. 16954 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:23 pm
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>>16953

What exactly are you driving at?
>> No. 16955 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:29 pm
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>>16954

That it's odd you'd assume she's still trying to impress 4chan despite her massive success.
>> No. 16956 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:31 pm
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>>16953
I just looked up the lyrics and I can't see for the life of me how any of them could possibly connect to 4chan.
>> No. 16957 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:45 pm
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I like Taylor Swift, lads. Her last album was a stinker and 1989 sounds like everything else now but if you can't enjoy her older country stuff then quite frankly don't have a soul.


>> No. 16958 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 8:52 pm
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>>16957
>quite frankly don't have a soul.
That probably rules two thirds of the site out then.
>> No. 16959 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 9:10 pm
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>>16957

I just can't bring myself to see anything in her, I'm sorry.
>> No. 16961 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 9:19 pm
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>>16959
I know what I could see in her, IYKWIM.
>> No. 16962 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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>>16961
See what I mean.
>> No. 16963 Anonymous
19th December 2018
Wednesday 9:59 pm
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>>16961

Carry on now.
>> No. 16976 Anonymous
20th December 2018
Thursday 4:43 am
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>>16956
>> No. 17054 Anonymous
23rd December 2018
Sunday 11:07 pm
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>>16976

What's not to hate.
>> No. 17055 Anonymous
24th December 2018
Monday 3:56 am
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>>16963
How was this ever sexy?
>> No. 17056 Anonymous
24th December 2018
Monday 7:56 am
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>>17055

It wasn't sexy, it was bawdy. Sexy hadn't been invented yet.
>> No. 17083 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 12:16 am
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>>17056

Much of "sexy" was downright illegal in those days, during much of Carry On's original run.

Just like Kenneth Williams's sexuality itself.
>> No. 17089 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 4:28 pm
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>>17055

I've definitely wanked off to Barbara Windsor rolling around with nowt on before.



Mind you that was when I was 13 or so and didn't have a computer to go on the internet with, or it was only dial-up, so it was still more efficient to knock one out to a VHS.
>> No. 17090 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 4:59 pm
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>>17089
I was more of a Doris Day fan. I particularly like the scene where she gets spanked in On Moonlight Bay.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umKQo4RDV9w
>> No. 17091 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 8:07 pm
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>>17089
I don't think I could resist wanking off whenever I caught a Carry On movie at that age. It's just oozing with an raunchiness you never see in today's industrially produced pornography.
>> No. 17096 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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>>17091

I think the main difference is that it's all out in the open now. In the days of Carry On, the raciest it ever got was that you saw an exposed tit for the briefest of moments. There were still very strict rules about what you could show in a movie or on TV. 90 percent of Carry On and similar films was just double entendre and clever camera work.

And then in the early 90s, all of a sudden you had quiz shows with all-nude, horribly out of shape 50something everyman contestants who didn't have a care in the world displaying their wrinkly flabby bits on national TV.

Somehow between those two, the middle ground became lost.

There were some really nicely made softcore porn flicks in the 80s and 90s that deserve mention. Much of the original French Emmanuelle series was tasteful softcore sex that let you have a wank to full nudity here and there but was also about intriguing erotic storytelling.

Decades before every 12-year-old had anal gang bang clips on his smartphone, without a whimper of a clue yet about actual sex.
>> No. 17101 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 11:04 pm
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We all seem to be forgetting the amount of tits Monty Python got away with.
>> No. 17102 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 11:26 pm
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Are you saying that the kind of lust I grew up with, where things were held by the tension and lure of the unknown just doesn't exist anymore?

Doesn't that make seduction and sexual tension effectively dead?
>> No. 17104 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 11:58 pm
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>>17102

It exists in the real world still, you can still exchanges glances and smiles across a bar and all that, or flirt outrageously with Sandra from the fourth floor and wonder if it's real or just an office thing. Though arguably with tinder and such, we can still make it to bonking much quicker than we used to, but you can still experience a lot of frisson when you meet your chosen slag in real life.

But when it comes to wanking, there's no such thing as tension unless you deliberately look for tease and denial videos. You can access any and all of your desires at a single click, instead of pausing to get a glimpse of Bab's sideboob and focusing intently on that.

When it comes to knocking one out, we live in a world of abundance. There's more porn on this website than I saw in three years of dial-up puberty. There's a tab open right next to this one on my browser with a full length, high definition video of Harmony Rose being tied up and spitroasted, simply because I forgot to close it yesterday. That's the sort of power I could only have dreamed of all those years ago.
>> No. 17105 Anonymous
26th December 2018
Wednesday 12:15 pm
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>>17104
Where does wanking to your old classmates social media pictures fit into this? Asking for a friend.
>> No. 17106 Anonymous
26th December 2018
Wednesday 1:34 pm
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>>17102

The guilty woulds thread on /x/ is reassuringly old-fashioned, as is our ongoing obsession with Konnie Huq.
>> No. 17117 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 12:04 am
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>>17104

>When it comes to knocking one out, we live in a world of abundance. There's more porn on this website than I saw in three years of dial-up puberty.

I'll see your dial-up porn and raise you pre-Internet times where acquiring porn either meant going to the newsagent's or having a friend who had somehow managed to get hold of a third-generation VHS copy of an antiquated y'all American porn movie.
>> No. 17118 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 12:33 am
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>>17117

I lived through both eras mind, I was wanking before we got internet.

I had playing cards with topless women on it that I bought in a shop from a disapproving looking Spanish woman on holiday.
>> No. 17119 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 9:44 am
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My only memory of non-internet porn were those odd car-and-boob lads mags that always had a surreal comic book story on the last few pages. Unsurprisingly, they were usually about washing cars in white tops.

What's weird is that this would have been in the 2000s, surely they were already redundant.
>> No. 17120 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 9:54 am
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>>17119
My mate used to regularly get Max Power and FHM magazines. I'm assuming it's because the only computer in his house was in the living room, although he used to also regularly record porn films off Sky on to VHS.
>> No. 17121 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 12:39 pm
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>>17119
>>17120
Max Power wasn't that bad for car stuff actually. The big killer was the death of the car scene and supermarkets banning "lads mags" because they came with a poster of a girl in a bikini.

It's a bit like saying that Playboy is all about the girls when at least the early years it featured short stories from now classic writers.
>> No. 17122 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 12:57 pm
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>>17121
>the early years it featured short stories from now classic writers

I think my favourite story of a now famous author working for a magazine is Kurt Vonnegut's brief employment at Sports Illustrated.

He reported to work, was asked to write a short piece on a racehorse that had jumped over a fence and tried to run away. Kurt stared at the blank piece of paper all morning and then typed, "The horse jumped over the fucking fence," and walked out, self-employed again.
>> No. 17123 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 1:06 pm
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>>17121

Yeah, as a 15 year old with a computer in my room, I still bought Max Power, not only because tits is still tits however you get them, but because I liked reading about the cars and dreaming of one day owning my own Peugeot 206 with a horrible bodykit, neon underglow, and a PS2 in the boot. I probably did get more out of the articles than the girls, as I'm definitely a Car Guy now.

Back when I was buying it you could still publish topless 16 year olds too, so sometimes the girls were basically my age, too.
>> No. 17124 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 1:10 pm
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>>17123

>He reported to work, was asked to write a short piece on a racehorse that had jumped over a fence and tried to run away. Kurt stared at the blank piece of paper all morning and then typed, "The horse jumped over the fucking fence," and walked out, self-employed again.


You can't fault a man for having principles.
>> No. 17125 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 2:44 pm
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>>17124

Just seems like pride more than anything else. He could well have bashed out a satisfactory piece in an hour or so, got paid, and fucked off home. Seems daft to refuse that even if it's stupid. I could understand if he was there all day at it, but, if anything, he wasted his own time by staring at it. Just write about a fucking horse for a few paragraphs, even I could do that.

My work is skilled and creative too, but if someone wanted me to do the equivalent of burger flipping for a couple of hours a day and would pay me a presumably quite reasonable salary for doing it, I would jump at the chance.
>> No. 17126 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 4:02 pm
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>>17125


What I meant was that if you feel a job just isn't right for you, then it's best to act accordingly and quit.

When I was still studying for my economics degree, I took a student job at an insurance agent's office. I'm not saying that it should be a surprise if they give you all the shit jobs to do during your first few days on a job, any job, especially if you don't yet have your degree.

But what they had me do almost the whole time during my first week was mainly sorting files in the filing room, and opening incoming mail and forwarding it to the fulltime employees. I was basically doing the work of an entirely unskilled office drone. At £7 an hour.

I politely asked them if they didn't have anything more challenging for me to do, like calculate insurance quotes or really do any kind of hands-on stuff that I would well have been capable of after over three years already of studying economics, but they said their student jobs weren't intended for that kind of work. Which made sense I guess, since their other students there were studying things like anthropology or political science.

There was obviously an error of communication when a friend of my parents' had recommended the job to me. I should have been suspicious when there was no real job interview of any sort but they merely said on the phone "Great. When can you start?".

But again, this job was shit, so after a week of doing it, I called them on a Monday morning and said I wasn't going to come in again because the job wasn't what I had in mind for myself.
>> No. 17127 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 4:45 pm
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>>17125

If you have that low of standard don't be surprised if you wake up one day hating your life and career and you never reach your goals. There is value to life and work that can't be measured in pure income, and being picky is beneficial to you in the long term.
>> No. 17128 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 4:54 pm
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>>17127>>17126

You both seem to have missed the part where I say I'd do it for a couple of hours a day.

If he was expected to be there 9-5 then fair play, but I'm under the assumption he was being paid for one article.
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29th December 2018
Saturday 4:59 pm
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>>17127

Big Work will have you believe otherwise these days and tell you that you should be thankful for any kind of job at all, in the current climate and whatnot (which they will always tell you is difficult), but it's just their usual way of keeping employees down.

A good work ethic isn't always marked just by doing even the most low-profile and menial jobs well. But also by having aspirations to do better things in life than a shit meaningless job.
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29th December 2018
Saturday 5:02 pm
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>>17129

If you lot really think doing work you find trivial for a short period of time per day is a bad idea then you have your priorities very wrong.

Think of all the free time you'd have.
>> No. 17131 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 5:33 pm
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>>16915
If you're referring to the study I'm thinking of, it wasn't very useful in terms of identifying perpetrators, only victims. It asked who had experienced domestic violence over their lifetime- this could include past heterosexual relationships before a woman came out as lesbian/bi, or an abusive parent at home. It also classified things such as shouting and the silent treatment as abuse. It doesn't surprise me that gay/bi women would have a high number of *victims* as being LGBT and also largely smaller/weaker is not a great combination for avoiding abuse.

As other anon said about stalking, it's very hard to get solid numbers on these things.
>> No. 17132 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 6:56 pm
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>>17131

Nah m8. There's a lot of hand-waving and evasiveness from the usual suspects, but the best available evidence shows that lesbians really do commit more domestic violence than heterosexual men. Multiple studies give similar findings, even when you narrow it down to serious violence within the context of a sexual relationship.

As the son of lesbians, I'd argue that a) the taboo against women hitting women is far weaker than the taboo against men hitting men and b) there ain't no argument like a lesbian argument, 'cos a lesbian argument don't stop. Ever. Seriously, I think my mums once had a row that took up every second of spare time they had for at least five weeks. I once asked a group of my mums' friends if they had ever woken up their partner to resume last night's row, and every one of them said yes. Lesbians love arguing even more than they love narrowboats, Tracy Chapman and half-zip fleeces.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6113571/
>> No. 17133 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 7:03 pm
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>>17131

>this could include past heterosexual relationships before a woman came out as lesbian/bi, or an abusive parent at home.

You're kind of clutching at straws here though. Given a roundabout percentage of some ten percent of the general population who are or might be gay, somebody coming out as gay/lesbian after an abusive heterosexual relationship where they experienced domestic violence should really only be a statistically insginificant exception.

Where I agree with you is that a study like that always needs to be dissected and picked apart thoroughly, because with domestic and/or sexual violence studies in particular, they tend to be rife with suggestive questioning. Which has to do with who usually commissions these studies. Or in other words, if you pay for a study, then you will probably want that study to confirm your preconceived notions and not shoot holes into your whole reason for being, especially as a charity outfit that targets such things as violence against women.

Hold your horses everybody, I am not saying that violence against women, domestic or otherwise, isn't real. It very much is a problem that exists. It's just that women aren't the only victims of violence, and they can also be the ones committing violent acts against another person. And that fact is often intentionally overlooked IMO.
>> No. 17134 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 7:51 pm
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That study was interesting reading. Most importantly, it provided me with plenty of ammunition to troll studenty feminist types who think they've figured out the solution to every problem with the world.
>> No. 17135 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 9:47 pm
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>>17132
That's just women not lesbians in particular.
>> No. 17136 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:05 pm
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>>17134

>studenty feminist types who think they've figured out the solution to every problem with the world.


The worst kind there is.
>> No. 17137 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:17 pm
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>>17131

>If you're referring to the study I'm thinking of

I was thinking about an arrogate of hundreds of studies over the last 50 years. Not all science has been perverted by political agendas just yet.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hrHUo70nY
>> No. 17138 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:36 pm
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This thread has got really shitty in a real hurry and I sincerely regret my involvement.
>> No. 17139 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:37 pm
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>>17138
It's that insidious creep again.
>> No. 17140 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 10:41 pm
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>>17137
haha
they photoshopped her face so she looks sillier
haha
take that
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