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>> ID: 6ed3b8 No. 15906 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 2:57 am

ID: 6ed3b8
/shed/15906 irc
still around?

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>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
/101/28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 32787 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 11:59 am
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>>32786
I know. But other people do and that makes me minorly angry.
>> No. 32788 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 5:28 pm
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>>32785

I resent, truly, the way the concept of a meme has gone mainstream. It was a really weird time to live through and it confused me severely at the time how my accumulated years of 4chan shitposting knowledge was suddenly the very key to getting in 20-something lassie's knickers on dating apps. My annoyance at the way the word meme simply means "picture with funny caption" now is outweighed by the wider implications.

But look at what it has done to internet culture. Chan boards, and their undying committent to contrarianism, oppose the very concept of image macro "memes" on principle now, because they're for normies. They still have memes of course; just not the fun kind you used to have in the old days where you had to bust out photoshop, and you could get quite clever with them sometimes. Those days are dead.
>> No. 32789 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 1:49 am
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Flustered, I flung my flute into the toilet. I flushed and a flurry of fluid carried it away to some far-flung land.
>> No. 32790 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 2:19 am
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I wanted to see what investing in Ukraine would be like but it seems that I'm not allowed. Not a single share or fund can be invested in on HL for this purpose - for example in aerospace I'd have to invest in Boeing who have a supply-chain agreement in Antonov.

It's irksome considering how easy it is if you want to put money in Russia like some reverse oligarch.
>> No. 32791 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 2:25 am
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"Happy birthday" being abbreviated to "hbd". At that point, don't even bother.

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>> No. 448954 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 11:40 am
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New weekday thread: hump day edition.
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>> No. 449208 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 11:40 pm
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Anyone seen the revelations about Hugh Hefner? Something about drug-fuelled sex parties draining the youth and beauty from women. It's outrageous the stuff men do.
>> No. 449209 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 12:04 am
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It is getting a bit silly now. I mean... Playboy? Sex parties? Unless it was some Epstein level shite, then I do not know what these women thought they were signing up to.
>> No. 449210 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 12:20 am
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I have eligibility to go for an Italian passport (and be dual British-Italian). Not sure I can be arsed with it. What would be some of the benefits? Beyond the obvious EU citizen/freedom of movement.
>> No. 449211 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 1:19 am
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>>449210
Italian women will like you a little bit more.
>> No. 449212 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 1:33 am
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>>449211

In my experience of having an Italian mate all birds will like you a bit more, especially if you learn a bit of the lingo.

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>> No. 33825 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 1:47 pm
/news/33825 Coronavirus #4
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.

The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.

Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
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>> No. 36773 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 9:38 pm
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>It honestly makes me feel like there are people paid to shitpost about "facenappies" and "covidiots" until the terminology catches on, and collective critical thought about what's most beneficial for the public as a whole is nigh impossible.
I suppose you must have heard of 'troll farms' by now? Perhaps even noticed suspiciously diverting comments and preemptive re-direction of conversation on this very website?
The troubling thing about information warfare it is how little each of us must do, yet how readily many of us give up the effort.
There's also the possibility of playing into your own victim complex and eventually mis-identifying everything as a plot, but we'll let someone else start that arguement.
>> No. 36774 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 10:20 pm
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I think it belied the notion that those in charge know better. And this is where "meet your MP" can give you an inch of help. If you voted for them, FPTP, do what you must, but hold them accountable. Sure, you don't have the time, but this is a minny election: Someone needs to talk to your representative. Hold them to task!
>> No. 36775 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 11:27 pm
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>>36774
I walked past the office of my work's MP a few days ago, because I was curious what it was like. I didn't go in. Would he have been there? I want to ask things unrelated to the pandemic, but can you just show up? I have also looked up the office of the MP for where I actually live, in case he can help instead, and he appears to work out of a fire station. How do I go about asking him things?
>> No. 36776 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 11:34 pm
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>>36775
He'll very likely have a website and on it they'll say whether they're still using the bad bends going around as an excuse to scale back public surgeries and what alternatives are in place to deliver the same service. There's a good chance you'll need to start by emailing them.
>> No. 36777 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 12:54 am
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He does indeed have a website, but I tried emailing him once before and some assistant replied asking for my address, because apparently there is a parliamentary rule where you're only allowed to speak to your own MP. I wanted to tell him a roundabout in his constituency was a death trap and something needed to be done, but since I live in another constituency, I was prevented from doing so. In the end I emailed a councillor, who was much more helpful. On this occasion, I just want to see if I can move into his constituency by seeing if he'd be willing to sell me any of the wide empty spaces of demolished derelict buildings and let me build a house there.

My actual local MP, I just thought it would be a laugh to wander in off the street and ask the receptionist or assistant or whoever if that Bury South guy's letter of no confidence is still valid. If anyone knows, I'm sure they will. But it's not really worth an email, and when I emailed him with a proper question last year, it took two months to get a reply and I probably won't care by then.

I have nothing coof-related to ask either of them, especially when they are both such dull people.

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>> No. 23449 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 11:00 pm
/v/23449 What are you watching right now?
I suppose we need a /v/ equivalent of the /e/ and /beat/ threads.

I've started watching Life on Mars again, but this time in HD on Netflix, and have only just realised it was filmed on... film. That or transferred to film and re-digitised for Netflix. The version Netflix has is absolutely covered in dust marks.
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>> No. 24199 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 3:40 pm
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Assuming you’re the resident Farscape head, were the writers into A Song of Ice and Fire? Because John and Aeryn seemed like a coincidence but then that Stark fellow turned up and I convinced myself there was something to it.
>> No. 24200 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 8:17 pm
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Talking about Farscape, but Fraggle Rock's back. Fuck Yeah!
>> No. 24201 Anonymous
22nd January 2022
Saturday 7:40 pm
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I figured out what it was Odo's make-up reminded me of.
>> No. 24202 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 5:21 pm
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>>24201

What horrors that poor woman had to endure at the hands of Travis the Chimp.
>> No. 24203 Anonymous
26th January 2022
Wednesday 12:41 am
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BBC1 had a documentary earlier called "The Decade The Rich Won", all about how the 2008 credit crunch is directly responsible for the rich getting richer and the poor eating shit as a consequence of government policy. It was undeniably telling me what I wanted to hear, but I definitely learnt from it and I'm sure you will all love it too. Get it watched. It's episode 1 of 2, so there'll be another one next week as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0013xch/the-decade-the-rich-won

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>> No. 448866 Anonymous
8th January 2022
Saturday 9:09 am
/b/448866 New Weekend Thread
How's it going, lads?

What are you up to this weekend?
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>> No. 449183 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 6:58 am
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No, look, this is bollocks. Attractive people can't all be simultaneously dull because they never had to develop a personality but also scintillating because they had the opportunities to socialise. It's one or the other or you have to find a better hypothesis.
>> No. 449184 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 8:02 am
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Fine. Then let the hypothesis be that both can be observed in the wild. You can be physically attractive and a vapid dimwit, or a beautiful mind in a beautiful body. And both have their own set of determinants.
>> No. 449185 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 8:43 am
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As the original lad who brought up boring lasses, I never said a word about their attractiveness, so it's the otherlads who have a wire crossed somewhere.

What's the old saying though, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Attractive people (and wealthy people, and whatever other kind of privelege you want to talk about) have a leg up, but that doesn't always stop them being a thicko who squanders their advantage.
>> No. 449203 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 10:51 pm
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>Attractive people (and wealthy people, and whatever other kind of privelege you want to talk about) have a leg up, but that doesn't always stop them being a thicko who squanders their advantage

I was going to say look at Joey Essex, who is dumber than a bag of bollocks, but on second thought, I'm not sure where he fits into all of that.
>> No. 449207 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 11:15 pm
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That's just the natural injustice of some people being very fortunate, like that lad was moaning about in /emo/ the other day. It's easier not to be bothered about it when it's abstract strangers on telly, but it can sometimes really sting when you witness it in front of your face, I suppose.

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>> No. 9125 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 10:38 am
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What sources of income do you have other than your job?

I get invited to do market research surveys through work and that's yielded £70 in Amazon vouchers since the start of November, although usually it's about a tenner a month. My girlfriend does the occasional Prolific survey in her spare time and gets about £40 a month for it. She also keeps an eye out for universities needing participants for their research; from one study she got a free phone, Fitbit and a payment of about £150.
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>> No. 9152 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 3:08 pm
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Seeing as Bitcoin has roughly halved in value from its November peak do you think that could cause issues for crypto staking? I could imagine that a lot of lending is done on the basis that people expect values to continually go up.
>> No. 9153 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 3:08 pm
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Is that true or are those rumours actually centred around the likes of Tether? Circle is audited, holds a banking license and has agreed a deal to go public.
>> No. 9154 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 3:24 pm
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* applied for a banking license

Not sure inviting every US financial regulator under the sun to verify everything is on the up and up would be the move if you're really just operating a Ponzi.
>> No. 9155 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 6:00 pm
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Dan Olson's videos are really good. Although I did disagree with much of his War on Nuggets video, but then the one about The Nostalgia Critic was spectacular (if you're as startled and confused by that man's continued success as I am anyway.
>> No. 9156 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 7:00 pm
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They can always keep that application forever on hold. Most people wouldn't have difficulty in believing a federal agency might take years to review such a thing. The nuclear regulator recently rejected an application after almost two years, and other applicants have abandoned or withdrawn their applications after several years of process.

The sort of people crypto types target aren't particularly smart. They're the sort of people that actually bought Trump's line about having his tax returns under audit for well over a decade.

As one of the quotes used multiple times in that video goes, they'll say "if this looks like a Ponzi then surely everything looks like a Ponzi". That line is true, but not in the way the originator meant.

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>> No. 90436 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 2:30 pm
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Rishi Sunak is going to be Prime Minister next year and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 95300 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 12:28 am
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I remember thinking about how much of a dystopian nightmare the modern world would look to someone from the Middle Ages at the start of the pandemic. Imagine explaining the entire planet from Antillia to Cathay being under house arrest with Parliaments militia roaming the streets to catch anyone outside without good reason, and even then needing to wear a face cloth with speaking with merchants.

Maybe they'd understand if they had experience with plague outbreaks but I can imagine the ban on Church would be unsettling.
>> No. 95301 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 11:32 am
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>Police to investigate Downing Street lockdown parties

>The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into parties held in No 10 during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Cressida Dick (61) said they were looking into "potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations" in Downing Street and Whitehall since 2020.

>She said the investigation was launched as a "result of the information provided by the Cabinet Office inquiry team", led by civil servant Sue Gray (63). The Cabinet Office said Ms Gray's own inquiry would continue. But the BBC understands the report will not be published while the Met are investigating, and it is not clear how long the force will take.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60123850

Not to be a /boo/lad but a police inquiry might've just saved the PMs skin.
>> No. 95302 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 12:22 pm
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So we know he did it, but he won't resign until Sue Gray's report is released, and it was about to be released, but then the police said they'd look again, so Sue Gray won't release her report until the police are finished. When will the police be finished? And why didn't they start earlier if they wanted to investigate it themselves?

Once the police report is finished, I don't think they should publish it until MI5 have also had a look and written their own report, which in turn cannot be released until Interpol finish their own report which shall remain unpublished until the CIA have also investigated. This is not the most brazen corruption I have seen from this government, but that says more about them to be honest.
>> No. 95303 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 1:41 pm
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They'd probably be familiar with the idea of quarantine and may well recognise the concept of miasma. What they'd struggle to understand is the miraculous state of medicine in the 21st century. They would certainly know people who had been killed, blinded or disfigured by smallpox, a disease we have now completely eradicated.

If they're weirded out by lockdowns, they'd go fucking mental if you showed them a defibrillator or an MRI scanner. A talking box that can raise the dead? A tunnel that can see inside the body? Witchcraft.
>> No. 95304 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 2:42 pm
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Places like Eyam shut themselves off from the outside world to try and stop the spread of the plague, plus many people were boarded up in their houses if someone in their family had it.

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>> No. 14229 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 2:54 pm
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In late November I applied to a competitive job. It had five stages of selection: the application, a video interview, a couple of work tests, and a final interview.

I made it to the final interview. I wasn't selected, but given my good performance, they passed on my details to another related company. This related company e-mailed me with an invitation to apply and to chat with the department director.

After the chat last Friday, they said that putting my CV in was just to have my "information in the system" and "X will get in touch about some logistics next week".

Well, after uploading my CV and a cover letter over the weekend, letting the research director know, X has indeed got back to me with a boilerplate rejection.

As far as I know, the chat went well, my CV is virtually the same one I used for the role with the original company. One of you lads must have done hiring - what in God's fucking name happened here?
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>> No. 14251 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 7:56 pm
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I have no firm plans to move from my current job but would like to know where my position is in the market, so I'm planning to do some interviews for similar positions. As I'm secure I can go in there with a lot more confidence than usual and ask them exactly those sorts of questions. What's so fucking good about you lot then, eh? Am I supposed to be impressed? Give me your top three reasons to work here or I'm walking out the door right now.
>> No. 14252 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 8:40 pm
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I've always wanted to just entirely Robert California an interview, but I think you literally need to be James Spader to do so.


>> No. 14253 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 9:32 pm
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>How are you supposed to answer "Why do you want to work for our company?" when the truth is simply that they offer competitive pay?

They all know it's bollocks and that at the end of the day, you are applying for one reason only, and that is that you want or need a new job and they have one going. So they don't really, really expect you to come up with some heartfelt teary-eyed explanation that you've wanted to work there since you were a weelad, and that it seems like just the kind of challenge that you were looking for or that what you bring to the table is such a perfect fit for that company.

It's all about being a good bullshitter. About selling an idea, in the face of it being all too obviously a bunch of rubbish. Because you are going to have to do just that day in, day out at almost every imaginable job where you need people to do any number of inane things for you.
>> No. 14254 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 10:29 pm
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It's also a great opportunity to flatter the interviewer(s). If you talk about how their company is uniquely positioned in the market, does everything better than the competition, or is a big clever brain house for clever big brain people, then what you're effectively doing is blowing smoke up their arse about how talented and clever they are for already working there. And naturally, they'll like you that little bit more once you've indirectly complemented them on their life choices.
>> No. 14255 Anonymous
25th January 2022
Tuesday 8:26 am
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>>14252

I once had an interview with a company I really wasn't bothered about, but the recruiter was really egging me on to talk to them, so I took the call and handled it very much like this aiming to see how much I could annoy them.

Turned out that was exactly what they wanted, the company was a lot cooler than I expected and I've been working there two years now making loads of dosh. Give it a go.

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>> No. 3181 Anonymous
25th March 2011
Friday 8:06 am
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F1 2011.

Red Bull look boss, as usual.

Mclaren looked shite in testing (but as of now as fast in practice at the first gp)

Ferrari look about the same.

Tyres probably key to the whole deal this year.

Anyone else watching?
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>> No. 9797 Anonymous
12th December 2021
Sunday 9:01 pm
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After Whinger Spice got his way with race control, so it seems.

Never mind, new regs next year. Haas might not be shit. Gotta fancy Mazepin for a title shot. Probably courtesy of a sniper bought with Daddy's Cash.
>> No. 9798 Anonymous
12th December 2021
Sunday 10:33 pm
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I adore Lewis and thought he deserved to win today. That bit at the end with lapped people overtaking after a safety car/not was utterly awful rule making.

Very excited for next year, the new cars, and George in a Mercedes.
>> No. 9799 Anonymous
13th December 2021
Monday 12:39 am
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Incompetent or unfair is one thing, but "rigged"? You reckon they forgo the opportunity to penalise Lewis when he overtook off track safe in the knowledge that a Mercedes customer team would later crash?
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13th December 2021
Monday 1:17 am
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Maybe "rigged" was the wrong word. More "scripted". As if they could see that the race that had been hyped as the most exciting finale in nearly 50 years was going to end with a boring procession behind the safety car, so an executive insisted they remove the safety car and make the race exciting, by hook or by crook, damn the rules.
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24th January 2022
Monday 10:50 pm
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>> No. 5382 Anonymous
22nd January 2022
Saturday 11:58 pm
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>A former Israeli space security chief has sent eyebrows shooting heavenward by saying that earthlings have been in contact with extraterrestrials from a "galactic federation."

>"The Unidentified Flying Objects have asked not to publish that they are here, humanity is not ready yet," Haim Eshed, former head of Israel's Defense Ministry's space directorate, told Israel's Yediot Aharonot newspaper. The interview in Hebrew ran on Friday, and gained traction after parts were published in English by the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

>A respected professor and retired general, Eshed said the aliens were equally curious about humanity and were seeking to understand "the fabric of the universe."

>Eshed said cooperation agreements had been signed between species, including an "underground base in the depths of Mars" where there are American astronauts and alien representatives.

>"There is an agreement between the U.S. government and the aliens. They signed a contract with us to do experiments here," he said.

>Eshed added that President Donald Trump was aware of the extraterrestrials' existence and had been "on the verge of revealing" information but was asked not to in order to prevent "mass hysteria."

>"They have been waiting until today for humanity to develop and reach a stage where we will understand, in general, what space and spaceships are," Eshed said, referring to the galactic federation.
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>> No. 5412 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 7:33 pm
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If a colony colonises then it's successful as a colony. If your father considers you a failure for not being a scientist or a miner, then you're still his son, but a failure as his scientist or miner.
>> No. 5413 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 3:11 am
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>Luis Elizondo is a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and former employee of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

>Elizondo is the former director[5] of the now defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a $22 million special access program initiated by the Defense Intelligence Agency in order to study unidentified aerial phenomena, also known as UFOs.

If this man is to be believed, then aliens are 100% real, the US government has recovered biological material from crashed vessels, and there markers in our DNA which show evidence of tampering from more advanced civilisations (not outright stated but implied).
>> No. 5414 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 3:37 am
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That project sounds less impressive when you consider they spent more trying to figure out if Yuri Geller could perform remote viewing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate_Project
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24th January 2022
Monday 4:22 am
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>would he outright lie just to promote a book?

Breaching national security is a very serious criminal offence. Talking bollocks is broadly legal. Either there are a remarkable number of people who get away with revealing state secrets, or there are an unremarkable number of bullshitters who have seen an opportunity to make a few quid.
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24th January 2022
Monday 7:52 pm
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Was going to say something similar myself. You don't just get away with blabbing state secrets, and it's not like that stops applying because you retired. Even my grandad, who was just an RAF base fireman, had to sign for the OSC, and he basically knew little more classified information than what sort of tyres the planes had.

I suppose there's an argument that arresting him confirms it, but I also think if you're that deep into a secret like this, you know that leaking it all but confirms you'll have a nasty accident in the coming weeks.

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>> No. 4012 Anonymous
14th December 2012
Friday 9:36 am
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Applying for JSA links
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Both are a little out of date.
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>> No. 13510 Anonymous
20th August 2020
Thursday 8:46 pm
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I don't think it is ridiculous when their stated mission is to help people without degrees - why should you jump the queue when you've already had that opportunity?
>> No. 13768 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 12:22 am
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>>13507 Yes if you have a degree then you can't do an apprenticeship.
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3rd October 2021
Sunday 8:01 pm
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I can't seem to find how much NI I need to pay to qualify for JSA. In the last year I paid NI for 7 months of work, but they are my only contributions. Not sure if that is enough.
>> No. 14245 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 6:17 pm
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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-jobseekers-allowance

This implies to me that any Class 1 credits at all are sufficient.

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>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 70097 Crabkiller
23rd December 2021
Thursday 11:46 pm
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She so needs a boyfriend.
>> No. 70098 YubYub
24th December 2021
Friday 12:43 am
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>>70097
I'm sure that could be arranged.
>> No. 70111 Moralfag
28th December 2021
Tuesday 4:47 am
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>>70097

She has a fuckbuddy half her age apparently.
>> No. 70350 Crabkiller
24th January 2022
Monday 7:47 am
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Jacuzzi Vorderman.
>> No. 70351 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 5:07 pm
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She's really doubling down on the predatory auntie vibes. Genuinely intimidating levels of post-menopausal alpha female sexual confidence. I feel like she'd give absolutely first rate fellatio, but with the constant undercurrent of threat that she might bite down hard just to assert her dominance.

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>> No. 8707 Anonymous
27th October 2014
Monday 6:03 pm
/beat/8707 Cover songs
The Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's Walk On By. Jimi Hendrix's take on Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower came fourth. Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah completed the top five.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29791820

Not keen on that version of Walk On By but I like the rest. I reckon I'd have to have a good think about my favourite covers and I'm sure I'd still forget some.
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>> No. 12968 Anonymous
2nd October 2021
Saturday 7:04 pm
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26th October 2021
Tuesday 12:59 pm
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It feels refreshing to hear a cover like this, different to the Jon Brion version to the degree that they both sound better for it.
>> No. 12981 Anonymous
7th November 2021
Sunday 10:10 am
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I realise this is dangerously close to John Lewis Christmas advert territory.


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>> No. 13030 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 11:38 pm
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A group with almost no YouTube views appeared in my recommended videos recently. They're called National Milk Bar (which, as a name, strikes me as uncomfortably similar to Neutral Milk Hotel and British Sea Power), and their version of New Order's True Faith is really good:


>> No. 13048 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 12:59 pm
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Do I like this? I can't tell.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvt9vcoyipA

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>> No. 2890 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 5:12 pm
/boo/2890 Please explain what the fuck is going on here boo-lads
Mr Danczuk described the warning that came after a vote in the House of Commons on Monday night when a senior Conservative MP “stepped out of the shadows” to confront him.

He said: “I’d never spoken to him before my life but he blocked my way and ushered me to one side.

“He warned me to think very carefully about what I was going to say the next day before the Home Affairs Select Committee when I’d be answering questions on child abuse.

“’I hear you’re about to challenge Lord Brittan about when he knew about child sex abuse,’ he said. ‘It wouldn’t be a wise move', he advised me. 'It was all put to bed a long time ago.’ He warned me I could even be responsible for his death.

“We looked at each other in silence for a second. I knew straight away he wasn’t telling me this out of concern or the man’s welfare. There was no compassion in his voice.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he added: “As politicians made their way out of Westminster, I had no doubt that other conversations like this were taking place.

“Indeed this was confirmed when I spoke to other members of the Select Committee the next day. They’d been paid similar visits. Phone calls had been made.”

- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10949366/Simon-Danczuk-I-was-warned-not-to-challenge-Leon-Brittan-over-paedophile-dossier.html
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>> No. 5378 Anonymous
1st January 2022
Saturday 6:46 pm
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And thanks to the OJ case, we also ended up with the Kardashian clan.
>> No. 5379 Anonymous
1st January 2022
Saturday 7:24 pm
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>>5378

I'm usually very sceptical of the "Great Man" theory of history. But there are some cases where it's striking just how much evil really does come back to one person in the end.
>> No. 5380 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 8:21 pm
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Any of you lads seen 'the Scary of Sixty-first' (2021) yet?
>> No. 5381 Anonymous
15th January 2022
Saturday 9:53 pm
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>After two mismatched roommates discover that their new Upper East Side apartment once belonged to the late pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the pair find themselves compelled to uncover—and relive—the murky secrets of their domicile
What the fuuuuck
>> No. 5416 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 4:23 am
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>> No. 449104 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 6:35 pm
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Dustbinman's going down the street, eventually he gets to a house who haven't put their bins out. He knocks at the door and a Japanese man answers. He can see some suitcases in the hallway behind him.

"Harro?"
"Alright, mate, where's ya bin?"
"I've bin to Tokyo!"
"No, mate, where's ya dust bin?"
"I've dust bin to Tokyo!"
"You've not getting it, mate, where's your wheelie bin?"

The Japanese man, frustrated at not being listened to, stamps his feet and shouts "I've wheelie bin to Tokyo!"
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>> No. 449126 Anonymous
22nd January 2022
Saturday 11:39 am
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>>449123
Did you hear about the constipated mathematician? He worked it out with a pencil.
>> No. 449142 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 12:43 pm
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I went to the pet shop earlier to get some bird seed and they asked me if I'd got a store card. No, but I did get a budgie excited once.
>> No. 449161 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 2:58 am
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>>449142

Jollyes? They must have some serious fucking commission on those cards, as every time I go in there to buy bird seed for my grandma I get cutthroat hard sell on that fucker. They're nearly as vicious as the Boots people trying to get you to get an advantage card.
>> No. 449162 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 3:00 am
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>>449161

I have seriously misjudged the thread I have just posted in. I could delete in shame, but I'm leaving it here.
>> No. 449163 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 3:01 am
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>>449161

You feed your grandma bird seed? You 'orrible bastard.

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>> No. 36687 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:58 pm
/news/36687 Ukraine Crisis
Let's take a break from Thatcherlad arguing with Marxlad and talk about geopolitics. So what do we reckon about this year's bi-annual lurching forward of the doomsday clock?

I think this is a pretty sensible breakdown.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/01/19/ukraine-russia-nato-crisis-liberal-illusions/

Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse. The extent to which the media portrays Russia as the unambiguous bad guys while NATO continues to push them borders on completely delusional, like saying the sky is green or the sea is made of sand. Russia and Putin are no saints by any means, but what did we (the West) expect by constantly encroaching on their security interests?

The UK and EU badly need to distance themselves from America, I feel like they are going to become dangerous friends to have if moments like this and China's overtures on Taiwan play out as their own Suez crisis.
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>> No. 36734 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 10:35 pm
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>>36726

>The international community needs to stand firmly in support of Ukraine's right to territorial integrity and self-determination

Would've been nice if the West had applied that same high moral standard to countries like Syria, or indeed Afghanistan or Iraq.


>There was no provocation in 2014

Except there was. The 2013 revolution in Ukraine was bought and paid for by Western shell NGOs. Whose operatives were literally giving protesters in the streets cash money handouts, and the opposition movement as a whole also received generous funding from countries including, but not limited to the United States.

Crimea's problem admittedly was that it has been home to one of (Soviet) Russia's most strategically important military bases on the planet since before the Cold War. A new pro-Western Ukrainian government could have simply evicted the Russians at some point, which would have weakened Russia's military posture as a whole.

Ultimately, just declaring Crimea a part of Russia was without a doubt a rarely before seen violation of international law and multilateral treaties. But what are you going to do. There is no feasible way of returning Crimea to Ukraine, without very literally risking an all-out nuclear war. Eight years of intense political pressure and sanctions have yielded absolutely no results, and the West is still deluding itself that yet anoter round of new sanctions over and over again is somehow at some point going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
>> No. 36735 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 10:42 pm
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>You wouldn't go in swinging against a group of chavs who have broken into your home and are looking to beat a woman and her children?

Well, no, because the point of this analogy is that we (The West and Are Jezza) are absolutely just going to sit on our hands and watch Chantal get beaten up.

We can yammer on at length about what Russia has done wrong and how NATO hasn't done anything to provoke them, but at the end of the day what are we going to do? We don't want a fight with Russia, certainly not over a shithole like Ukraine. We don't give a fuck.

We're just acting like bigmen, but if we get called on it, we'll have to back away, and then we're going to look like right dickheads, and the whole estate will know we're not hard like we used to be. Past it. Has been. Next thing you know all these other upstarts are selling baggies down the Lion, and when you confront them, they just laugh. Get out of here, old geezer, you're done with.

That's the greater issue with all this. We've painted ourselves into a corner and we've fucked up. This is a moment of reckoning for the future, and the US is looking absolutely impotent right now.
>> No. 36736 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 11:04 pm
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>>36735

>We're just acting like bigmen, but if we get called on it, we'll have to back away, and then we're going to look like right dickheads, and the whole estate will know we're not hard like we used to be

It's all about how far you want to take a bluff.

As you said, ultimately, despite all the huffing and puffing, the West isn't going to start a nuclear war over a shithole country like Ukraine, and all the territorial pissing that both sides are doing isn't going to change that. Putin knew that the West wasn't going to send troops to pry Russia's most important European naval base from him at gunpoint to return it to Crimea. So he got away with it by successfully gambling on Western governments not being bigger lunatics than him. As far as our governments were concerned, it was better to just accept that Putin had made the West look like complete fools, and not risk global nuclear stability over a speck of land in the Black Sea that ultimately wasn't worth it.
>> No. 36737 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 11:12 pm
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>Except there was. The 2013 revolution in Ukraine was bought and paid for by Western shell NGOs. Whose operatives were literally giving protesters in the streets cash money handouts, and the opposition movement as a whole also received generous funding from countries including, but not limited to the United States.

Goodness, it's amazing how much money we must have considering the past 8 years the Ukrainian people have rejected pro-Russian candidates.

>>36735
>but at the end of the day what are we going to do?

Supply weapons, training and the like to Ukraine, you may have seen it on the news. Maybe kick Russia out of Swift and whatever other sanctions are needed to cripple the Russian economy as it was in Russia's last financial crisis. Your entire argument hinges on the assumption that "just let Russia do whatever it wants" is some viable option like it's not equally Russia that is skating on thin ice and isn't likely scrambling to save face.
>> No. 36739 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 12:43 am
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We've been trying to cripple the Russian economy for the best part of the last decade, and by the looks of it, it hasn't done much.

Probably because most of the people who would feel the pinch of those sanctions don't actually have many financial interests in Russia itself, instead they own half the real estate market in London and fund the Tory party.

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>> No. 4657 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 1:18 pm
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What do you lads make of the changes to the Highway Code?
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>> No. 4671 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 9:14 pm
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When do we ever use "Dutch" as a prefix for something that isn't dirty as fuck, though? Dutch Angle = upskirt view, Dutch Oven = farting in bed (and throwing the covers over your head for a good sniff) - they're worse than us!
>> No. 4672 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 11:23 pm
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This is becoming an increasingly unlikely set of circumstances, but regardless, why would you start moving when you aren't sure if he's seen you or not? What is your horn for?
>> No. 4673 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 11:50 pm
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"Dutch courage" is the only non-negative one I can think of.
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24th January 2022
Monday 12:17 am
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I think I'm going to just start putting Dutch in front of random words to make it sound seedy.

When you think about it, is there any country that gets used as a prefix the way Dutch does? It's like they have a bad reputation. No wonder they changed their name to Holland.
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24th January 2022
Monday 12:36 am
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>> No. 62754 Ambulancelad
20th March 2019
Wednesday 10:47 pm
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>A neo-Nazi terror suspect entered a "Miss Hitler" beauty contest in a bid to attract new members to a far-right extremist group, a court has heard. Alice Cutter is alleged to have won the competition organised by National Action after taking on the nickname Buchenwald Princess in reference to the Nazi death camp.

https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/crime/halifax-neo-nazi-terror-suspect-won-miss-hitler-beauty-contest-court-told-1-9662061

To be fair, I'd have voted for her. I'd preserve the future of the white race with her, IYKWIM.
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>> No. 69552 Auntiefucker
3rd September 2021
Friday 12:07 pm
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My piss smells and tastes distinct when I smoke regularly.
>> No. 69553 Searchfag
3rd September 2021
Friday 12:46 pm
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I went down on a chain smoking woman, and her fanny wasn't particularly unpleasant. Kissing was another matter, like kissing an ash tray. Luckily I was also a smoker at this time, and had no issue with the taste of stale fags.
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3rd September 2021
Friday 3:06 pm
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Guess she didn't either.
>> No. 70348 R4GE
23rd January 2022
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>> No. 70349 Searchfag
23rd January 2022
Sunday 6:40 pm
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I thought he had died, so he is looking better than I expected.

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>> No. 31490 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:27 pm
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How do I square the circle that I've always believed you should live life passionately rather than in a state of sleepwalking but that with age you just stop caring at work. I'm lucky enough to have an incredibly interesting career but I've still reached the point of going through the motions.

I don't really want to throw things away or play silly buggers in my 30s but I'm tired and it's hard to care. Everyone is a fucking idiot and it all gets pointless when nothing actually gets done.
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>> No. 31513 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 3:51 am
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>In short: there was a long thread speculating about my personal life and history, including someone digging up ancient details about partners and, frankly, getting close to doxxing me. That's so far over the line that I don't really have words for it

Ooooh what has he got to hide eh? Dirty little bugger, I bet he's got an underage ex or there's photos of him somewhere doing puppy play at a kink night in his uni days.

I don't get this though, it's implicitly part of what you're getting yourself into if you become an Internet Person.
>> No. 31514 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 7:24 am
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>Everyone is a fucking idiot and it all gets pointless when nothing actually gets done.

Rent seeking is rife in companies and the solution to ignore it is crazy. Whatever I make at work (and at whatever quality) the company is too incompetent to use it. I've been advised to get a different job, but most offices are like this: people in their comfort zones justifying their job.

I can't care about work less because 35 more years of this, and forced apathy for the sake of short term comfort, will destroy me. This problem is rare in places where things getting done matters. My solution is to move myself to something to a place where getting things done matters, which for me is probably likely self-employment.
>> No. 31515 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 12:38 pm
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I know Tom irl and I'm fairly sure there's nothing going on, I've actually complained about him before on here for being a sodding wet blanket. He's paranoid about his address and to be honest I see it that he's just not the sort of lad who can handle conflict with someone face to face.

Despite this he wears the same outfit irl as in all his videos.
>> No. 31516 Anonymous
23rd January 2022
Sunday 12:44 pm
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>I don't think he'd ever be going this deep into the internet
It's been a long time since we were any edgier than many parts of reddit.
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23rd January 2022
Sunday 1:03 pm
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