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>> No. 64826 Moralfag
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:47 am
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I wish I could be there when someone explains to Emma what "2 boys 1 cup" is a reference to.
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>> No. 64827 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 10:17 pm
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LOOK AT THE FILTHY BITCH. I BET THAT'S WHAT SHE'S INTO.

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>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.

Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range. When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards - with the older cohort better than the younger.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320

Cue lots of finger pointing and nothing changing.
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>> No. 88958 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:08 am
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Top universities ‘not being chosen by low-income students’

Poorer students with good A-level grades are significantly more likely to opt for less prestigious universities than those with similar results from more advantaged backgrounds.

This is the standout finding from major research that throws into question how effective higher education is in equalising opportunities.

Successive governments have spent heavily to encourage disadvantaged students to go to university. The Office for Students in England recently set ambitious targets for wider access. But a team at the UCL Institute of Education say their research, published by the Centre for Economic Performance, throws into question whether simply getting poor students into university is enough.


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/26/poorer-students-opt-less-prestigious-universities

Not at all surprising, given that research has found many state school teachers have misconceptions about Oxbridge and don't encourage their brightest students to apply there.
>> No. 88959 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:51 am
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>>88958
I probably I know but won't admit am not smart enough to have done the whole Oxbridge thing but as a state school kid who smashed straight As and A*s at GCSE with no tutoring or anything like that and then was predicted to smash As at A-level nobody even said to me 'consider oxbridge'.

I basically thought if I was good enough they'd have told me, so I didn't bother. Not that it changed much but the biggest shock now I'm in the working world mixing with all these people is not how private school kids are smarter than state school kids, other than knowing more obscure antiquities references I find they're not, it's how much more confidence and self belief they have in themselves. They might be the least qualified person in the room on a topic but they'll talk like they have a god given right to be there.

This isn't a criticism either, how do we get state schools to instill this sort of belief?
>> No. 88960 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 9:51 am
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>>88959
Noticing as I hit submit I've added an extra 'l' onto instil so Oxford were right not to consider me all along.
>> No. 88961 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 12:38 pm
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>>88959
I was selected for the Young, Gifted & Talented programme, which meant trips to the local university, events with kids from other schools in the area and starting AS Maths when I was in Year 10. The importance of going to university was regularly drummed home but I can't remember a single conversation about the importance of what you study and where; I reckon sitting down with someone for half an hour to actually go through that would have been far more useful than the actual programme itself.

Not once can I remember a teacher or anyone else talking to me in a meaningful was about university. I'm doing fairly alright for myself, but nobody I know went to a 'prestigious' university and most are stuck in dead-end jobs over 10 years since graduating.

I wouldn't be surprised if the children of my peer group end up going to top universities seeing as their parents experienced the pitfalls of the system and should now know how to navigate it.
>> No. 88962 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 1:32 pm
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>>88961
At least yours did something, they basically just told us several times that we were in the group and told us not to let our grades job.

In hindsight I did think there was probably meant to be a lot more they slacked on.

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>> No. 27339 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 6:17 pm
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I need some good free screen-capturing software for windows which records audio too. In need of a quick response.

I'm using Windows 7 if that makes any difference.
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>> No. 27362 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:31 am
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>>27361
It's really, really not.
>> No. 27363 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:56 am
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>>27362

Yes it is. It just comes back after every update.

There's many different ways to automate the process though.
>> No. 27364 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 10:10 pm
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Okay now I'm on Win 10. How do I get rid of all the spyware?
>> No. 27365 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:31 pm
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It's disabled my headphones somehow.
>> No. 27366 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:40 am
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>>27364
I use ShutUp10, it's got quite fine-grained control over various privacy-related settings, but it needs to be run after each update. There's probably an auto-updating solution.

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>> No. 25338 Anonymous
2nd June 2017
Friday 10:09 pm
/101/25338 Terrible product/marketing photos
Nothing can so easily send me into apoplectic rage and simultaneous fits of laughter as non-nonsensical photographs in advertising and marketing. I couldn't decide where this thread belongs best as it's both irritating and entertaining at the same time.

Lidl has some brilliant examples, for instance this picture of a woman who is clearly off her tits on some research chems and is seeing hallucinations of vegetables flying around her head.
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>> No. 29459 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 2:59 pm
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>>29457

My ex still calls emergency vehicles "nee naws" as in, oh, pull over, here come the nee naws.

It was sort of funny but mostly very odd.
>> No. 29460 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 4:13 pm
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>>29458

I was just thinking their cultural literacy must be as impressive as whoever thought [word redacted because I just got banned for an hour for posting it] was a good name for Woolworths kids beds. It's not like when you used to see accidentally goatse-looking logos and think oh well, the designer's just oblivious to memes. That was a bit enviable.
>> No. 29461 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 4:23 pm
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>>29460

Maybe someone at Cummings just thought it was finally time to address the company name with a little nod.
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24th January 2020
Friday 6:47 pm
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>> No. 29469 Anonymous
26th January 2020
Sunday 11:33 am
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I used to read a trade mag called Computing. They had a long-running gag about "black women with routers". And it was true, almost without fail every advert for a router used to have a very happy-looking black woman holding it.

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>> No. 22958 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:16 am
/v/22958 How'd You Like "The Irishman" (2019)?
I really enjoyed this film and it's growing on me more and more since I saw it last week. I'm perfectly happy to hear people slate things I enjoy, but all the negative things I see people saying about it are just wrong opinions. I was totally focused on it throughout and the final half an hour might have been my favourite part of the whole film. Youngest De Niro looks bad, but other than that the youngification didn't bother me because it was a necessity for this kind of story (it's not the same as resurrecting Peter Cushing like in that God awful Rogue One film). A story which I don't think is getting enough credit for how well it weaves together all the different eras it takes place it.

That fish conversation's going to baffle people from now until the heat death of the Universe, at least it has me.
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>> No. 23015 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:12 pm
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>>23010
Get it for a month, watch everything you want and then sack it off. There's little point having a monthly subscription with any of the streaming services.
>> No. 23016 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:15 pm
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>>23015

Normal people have friends.
>> No. 23017 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:39 pm
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>>23016
I, for one, don't even own a friend.
>> No. 23018 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:46 pm
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>>23015
There's got to be at least one to two dozen box sets worth watching. You can't do that in a month if you're an adult.
>> No. 23019 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:17 pm
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Perhaps two months then. There isn't that much good content on Netflix, especially once you've got through the likes of It's Always Sunny, and certainly not enough to warrant subscribing to it continually over sporadically dipping in and out.

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>> No. 64814 Billbob
24th January 2020
Friday 6:51 am
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Perhaps this Brexit malarkey isn't so bad after all.
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>> No. 64816 Samefag
24th January 2020
Friday 6:08 pm
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>>64814
We should raise that to 60% before rejoining the EU and letting Johnny Foreigner back in to harvest our vegetables.

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>> ID: c33b06 No. 15259 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 10:20 pm

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I've noticed a number of 'why?' posts across imageboards, including a few here at Britfa.gs. Seems suspitious to me, as if someone's testing a postbot or something. Just a heads up. Maybe it's nothing.

What do you think?
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>> ID: c3b2ae No. 15261 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 10:51 pm

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I ask people "why?" when they've said some stupid shite and are clearly too much of a braindead pissbaby to back it up with anything substantive. Not me in the workout thread though, but that too seems like quite a reasonable use of the question "why?", given that the badgrammarlad just sort of told him to do something contrary to the advice of others with no real insight into, well, why.
>> ID: 041c5b No. 15262 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 12:29 am

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>>15259
Not seen this, but I would certainly like to subscribe to your newsletter. We have been hit with just as many bots and astroturfing as anyone else.
>> ID: cad645 No. 15263 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 6:32 am

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>>15262

>astroturfing

SHueley not?!
>> ID: 1feb33 No. 15264 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 6:39 am

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Oh tell me why...
Do we build castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why...
Are the castles way up high
Please tell me why...
Do we build castles in the sky?
Oh tell me why...
Are the castles way up high

>> ID: 7b764e No. 15265 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:02 pm

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>>15259
Why?

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>> No. 64744 Auntiefucker
19th January 2020
Sunday 9:18 am
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The ironing is delicious.
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>> No. 64810 Samefag
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 9:23 pm
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>>64809
No need to have a teary, mate.
>> No. 64811 Are Moaty
23rd January 2020
Thursday 1:18 pm
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Lads, I'm going to reserve judgment on Planet of the Apes until I've seen it, but I think it's really unlikely for astronauts to go into space and then just happen to land on a planet where apes and humans have their roles reversed but are otherwise exactly the same as on Earth, and not only that but speak English too.

Like I said I'll reserve judgement until I see it but I understand why this heavy-handed metaphor just doesn't land because it stretches the bounds of believability.
>> No. 64812 Billbob
23rd January 2020
Thursday 5:24 pm
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>>64811

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a30456703/1917-movie-based-on-true-story/
>1917 Is Based On a Harrowing True WWI Story From Director Sam Mendes's Grandfather

https://inews.co.uk/culture/film/1917-true-story-film-historical-accuracy-first-world-war-sam-mendes-accuracy-explained-1358467
>1917 is something of a true story, loosely based on a tale the director's grandfather - Alfred H. Mendes, who served with the British Army during the First World War - told him as a child.

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/1917/
>Though much of the World War I movie 1917 is fiction, it is loosely based on an account that director Sam Mendes' paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes, told to him when he was a boy.

Some bloke down the pub.
>No mate for the last time Planet of the Primates of Hair was not based on a true story, now fuck off, you're barred.

My hairdresser.
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>> No. 64813 Billbob
23rd January 2020
Thursday 5:29 pm
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>PLANET OF THE PRIMATES OF HAIR

These word filters are getting out of hand.
>> No. 64815 Searchfag
24th January 2020
Friday 2:17 pm
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So, true to my word I went to see 1917 so i can pass judgement on it.

fucking great film actually, i can only fault it for one slow scene that felt somewhat forced in the middle of an otherwise consistently tense runtime. even the two chavs in the back corner of the cinema shut their gobs after five minutes and i'm convinced i heard one of them sniffling in the emotional bits.

as for our out of place sikh, it really wasn't distracting from the film. he is dressed in regular tommy attire, but he's clearly shown as a foreigner with basic english and one of the other lads even gives him a jibe about barely knowing the language. i've not bothered googling it to see how many sikhs there actually were in british regiments as opposed to colonials, but in this film it didn't feel out of place. it could have been done badly, but it wasn't.

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>> No. 4970 Anonymous
9th January 2020
Thursday 5:43 pm
/fat/4970 Anti-depressants
Started to get that fogginess in my brain after 9 months on SSRIs and it's really fucking with my output at work. Doctor suggested reviewing for a shift over to SNRIs but will it actually help? From what I can tell, they all provide some degree of brain buggery and as this condition has left me on the brink of failing university, I'd rather not hang in hope.

From what I've been reading from independent studies, I may well be better off finding a ket dealer.
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>> No. 4985 Anonymous
14th January 2020
Tuesday 4:48 pm
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>>4982
Citalopram, 40mg.

Update:
Still going cold turkey on it. Mood swing yesterday evening over something trivial followed by a bit of an existential meltdown and an early night. Could've easily got quite nasty the missus managed to calm me down.

Doctor's appt scheduled for Monday afternoon and a preliminary session with a counselor set for Wednesday.
>> No. 4986 Anonymous
14th January 2020
Tuesday 8:12 pm
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>>4985

I can't recommend going cold turkey, for reasons you (and your missus) are becoming aware. You'll feel pretty fucking grim for several weeks, because your serotonin system is going absolutely haywire. If you can't bear to go back on the full 40mg, I'd suggest at least splitting them to 20mg until you can see a doctor and sort out a tapering-off regimen.
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22nd January 2020
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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>>4986

Saw my delightfully MILFy GP on Monday and she wasn't too enthused about me going cold turkey but didn't give me a bollocking either.

Funnily enough she'd just come over from the Oxford trust that was trialing the s-ketamine and we talked about it a little. She was keen to try something more out of the box for me (i.e. not SSRIs) and we discussed my options. I'm starting on 37.mg (70mg/day) venlafaxine, Easing into it with just the evening dose for the first week and then going all-in. If either of you have any experience with it, I'd love to hear it.

Counselling in a few hours. First time jumping back in for two years. At £50/hr it better blow my fucking bollocks off because at this point I don't think I'd handle it well if not.

I appreciate the kind words and guidance.
>> No. 4991 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:59 pm
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>>4989
I was on venlafaxine for a few months, it did make a positive difference but it raised my blood pressure so my GP took me off it.
>> No. 4993 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 6:13 pm
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>>4989

I was on it for almost a year I think? Think it was the same dosage too. It killed my sex drive, but that's naturally freakish so I was still able to have sex etc, I just didn't feel horny and stopped masturbating every day, maybe once a week ish.

If I took it on an empty stomach, I'd start sweating profusely until I threw up. I used this to get out of work once. Scary the first time but then realised it was just a thing.

When I came off it cold turkey, I felt okay but in day to day life...it's hard to describe, I think everyone's experienced it, but it was like a disorientation where say, whenever I moved my head and field of vision, it felt like it took my brain a few fractions of a second to catch up. Stepping off the pavement onto the road it felt like my perception of things was bouncing.

That wasn't constant, but it happened daily.

Other than that, I think it really helped me from topping myself when I was losing my job, had my mum tell me she didn't care any more over the phone, and was losing my girlfriend. Managed to salvage all of that while I was taking it.

Good luck mate, hope it works out for you.

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>> No. 433512 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 4:21 pm
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Did you lads know that you're meant to rub your hands together when drying them instead of just holding them out stationary? Talk about a game changer!
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>> No. 433581 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 11:29 pm
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Loads of people have them at work, in boxes. I'm going to have to fucking try one now.
>> No. 433582 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 11:32 pm
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>>433581

Thank you for your custom. Have a Hueeeeeeeeeeeeellicious day good sir!
>> No. 433875 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:00 am
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Doesn't matter if your hands are pristine after the wash up, you still need to tackle the pull to open door.
>> No. 433876 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:26 am
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>>433875

I wouldn't put my tackle anywhere near a public door handle.
>> No. 433878 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 12:48 pm
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I think the point that >>433543 is trying to make, correct me if I'm wrong, is that, if urine is sterile with the exception of skin flora, then dipping your hand in a bucket of piss is no more dangerous than scratching your armpit or shaking hands with someone sweaty.

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>> No. 7076 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 10:07 pm
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When I am supreme ruler anyone who annotates a book will be strung up from the nearest lamppost.

I was just about to start reading Nights at the Circus but when I've opened it up I've found out that an absolute mouthbreather has underlined passages of text or circled words they've needed to look up, like pinions, Nordic and hubris. This is the second book I've bought like this; the previous occasion was The Debt to Pleasure, which was mainly comments about how they hated the protagonist. I know there's the risk when you buy second-hand books, but for actual fuck's sake.
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>> No. 7082 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:57 am
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>>7079

Wasn't House of Leaves based on a similar idea?
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21st January 2020
Tuesday 1:18 pm
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They're both terribly gimmicky but at least HoL doesn't come with faux-aged looking pop-out bullshit.

>>7081
I hope you manage to stay awake long enough to enjoy it, it's a good book. Wise Children is probably more easy reading, in my opinion.
>> No. 7084 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:21 pm
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I got up to finishing the introduction, because it was like reading notes on a lecture. Then the novel proper began and I got bored trying to keep track of the two parallel stories happening to the protagonist and the margin-scribblers.

I think it's the most effort-intensive book I've ever read, starting with having to remove it from the separate sleeve it comes in, to dealing with all the inserts and a fucking code-wheel, to not only reading two stories at once but keeping track of the colour of the ink they use in order to date precisely when in the story they are writing the note. Christ.
>> No. 7085 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:30 am
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>>7082

I remember people I sort of respected posting on facebook that HOL was the most mind-fucking book they'd ever read. I didn't read it, but I also wasn't sure what to make of such a statement.
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22nd January 2020
Wednesday 11:22 am
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>conceived by J. J. Abrams

I guess that tallies up with all the posts calling it gimmicky bullshit.

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>> No. 4845 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 10:31 pm
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If you became a ghost one day and for whatever reason couldn't go towards the warm fiery glow, what would you do? It's an interesting thought experiment because you'd have all the time in the world and no real financial worries or commitments.

I reckon the first thing I'd do is check out local religious buildings and see what happens. If I can't enter one or otherwise weird stuff happens I guess that would answer the question of which one is in the right. Then I'd probably get increasingly frustrated because I can't watch television unless someone has a tv on in the room.

The idea for this thread came to me in a dream. Not actually being a ghost but this thread led to a few interesting posts.
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>> No. 4849 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 4:46 pm
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What did you think ectoplasm was?
>> No. 4850 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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I've always been annoyed that you never have ghosts from other places and times turn up. It's always a Victorian ghost living in a Victorian house and partaking in the Victorian pastime of standing at the top of the stairs. They don't even seem to associate with other ghosts.

I'm not so much annoyed as disappointed.
>> No. 4851 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:47 pm
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>>4850
You raise a good point. Where are the caveman ghosts?
>> No. 4852 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>>4851
Caves.
>> No. 4853 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 4:24 am
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Hang around womens changing rooms and that. Spy on what Boris looks like having a shufty. Try to force myself into being a poltergeist so that I could throw silver cutlery at the queen's arse while she's getting out of the bath. That kind of thing.

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>> No. 23192 Anonymous
29th December 2019
Sunday 7:46 pm
/e/23192 Arcade Machines
Any arcadelads on here? I'm having this bad boy delivered on Friday, 100% original hardware in working condition and a DEXTER Laserdisc replacement board too!
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>> No. 23200 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 1:59 pm
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I used to fantasise about owning proper arcade machines when I had my own place as well as the money. Then I worked in a venue with lots of arcade machines and they seem like a total ballache. Always breaking down, one of them even ransomly set on fire. If I was more technically minded I would probably enjoy the challenge, so kudos those willing to put the work in.
>> No. 23201 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 2:06 pm
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There are loads of arcade venues opening up these days, usually offering free play machines with a fixed admission fee. If you're anywhere near Manchester, Arcade Club in Bury has a truly exceptional collection of vintage and modern cabinets.

https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
>> No. 23285 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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Would you be able to recommend anywhere in London that has a decent retro arcade, OP? Bonus points if it has some pinball tables too.
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21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:39 pm
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AFAIK Heart of Gaming in Croydon is the last remaining proper arcade in the big smoke. Flip Out (also in Croydon) have a huge selection of pinball tables, but check the opening times.
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21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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>>23286

Used to go every few months when it was in Acton and I lived in Newcastle, then went by one time and it was just gone. Was a bit heartbroken, so glad to hear it reopened recently. Heading there in the next few weeks.

Are you part of the community? I was always too shy to speak to people but it seemed like loads of people knew each other and had a lovely atmosphere.

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>> No. 29320 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 3:39 am
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Just had a row with my mum like two days ago. Spoke to her about some shit from when I was at infants school. Being literally forced to play kiss-chase. Girls following me into the toilet out of "curiosity". This is stuff she knew about and told me I'd wish was still happening in 10 years, 25 years later and I've still never willingly taken my clothes off in front of anyone, I don't brush my teeth and I don't bathe because I learned to make myself as undesirable as possible. "This is why you'll never get a grandchild from me mum, etc" was a bit harsh but ffs.

The conversation turned to my dad beating me like an animal and stopping me from wearing glasses because "opticians is all liars". She didn't divorce him. Even back then she would have won in court if he actually got up and explained his actual beliefs about how glasses are a scam and he doesn't want his 6-year-old to wear them.

She goes quiet. Tries to change the subject. I don't let her. I explicitly tell her I forgive her for not being able to protect me but I can't stand it if she's still trying to rewrite history. She politely excuses herself and hangs up. I sit up drinking for two days and two nights.

In another two days I will get a vague "Are you feeling better today?" call/text. If I mention the previous conversation in any way she will disappear again for another few days. I'm sick of it.
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>> No. 29322 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 6:49 am
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Mate, a lot of parents from our generation were incredibly unhealthy and clueless, your case seems exceptionally so. For your mother, it is probably coming across as re-traumatising. This is how they work; fall out, forget about it, try again a few days later and keep their head in the sand.

It doesn’t really matter how safe you make it for her (forgiveness, etc.) because she does not want to go there. It’s like trying to get someone that hates France to go to France— even if you promise fried breakfasts and brits as far as the eye can see, most won’t go.

I can’t imagine the weight of my mother’s guilt about what I endured, and I feel like even admitting that it was all her fault would destroy her. Uninspiring as it is, it’s been more fruitful for me to accept that she isn’t going to change and to stop forcing it.

I’m sure mine will never change and I’m not putting my affairs on hold waiting for her.
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20th January 2020
Monday 7:29 am
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>It’s like trying to get someone that hates France to go to France— even if you promise fried breakfasts and brits as far as the eye can see, most won’t go.
What.
>> No. 29324 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 7:36 am
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>>29323

I thought it was a good analogy.
>> No. 29325 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 7:59 am
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>>29324

It's a reasonable analogy to be coming up with at ten to seven in the morning I'll grant.
>> No. 29326 Anonymous
20th January 2020
Monday 12:13 pm
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I have seen some courtroom trials. Common criminals tend to be proud of their crimes, or to tell some bullcrap story. Child abusers and abusive parents, instead, deny their crimes with the utmost vehemence. When presented with solid proofs, they usually pretend to faint or to have an heart attack, only to be taken to the hospital and having their sentence read to them later. Later, they claim that they were set up and that the proofs did not exist or were falsified.

Memory is a survival tool, not just a recording. If some of your memories will imply that you are a total piece of shit that deserves to be flayed alive, you will delete those memories. On the contrary, painful memories of abuse will never be forgotten: imagine to eat some yellow and red round berry, and spending all the night with horrible stomach cramps. Forgetting about that berry is NOT conductive to survival. Remembering that kind of berries and the cramps IS conductive to survival, since you will never eat thoe berries again.

On a personal note, my mother was more or less like OP's mom. She spent several months vomiting and shitting black clumps before going to the doctors. They found a mandarin sized tumor in her bowels, and they spent a couple of years torturing her with useless therapies and cutting away pieces of her before she died. Maybe she wanted to die, maybe she felt that she deserved to suffer. I will never know. No one of her sons ever went to visit her.

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>> No. 20882 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 12:40 pm
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Gemma Watts: Woman posed as teenage boy on social media to sexually assault up to 50 girls, police reveal

A woman posed as a teenage boy to sexually assault up to 50 girls after grooming them on social media, police have revealed.

Gemma Watts, 21, pretended to be a boy called Jake as she preyed on girls aged between 14 and 16, wrapping her long hair into a baseball cap and wearing baggy clothes to cover her figure. She groomed victims on Instagram and Snapchat for weeks before finally setting up meetings, disguising herself so convincingly that the victims, their parents, and even some police officers did not realise she was female.

Watts, a former promising footballer, tricked the girls into sexual activity and sharing intimate photos as they believed she was their boyfriend. Some only discovered the truth about Watts’ gender when told by police. Detectives say as many as 50 teenage girls around the country may have fallen victim to Watts, who is facing a possible jail sentence today after being convicted of a string of sexual assault and grooming offences.

In November last year Watts admitted three charges of sexual assault, assault by penetration, and three counts of meeting a child following sexual grooming, but DC Phillippa Kenwright said she believes as many as 50 young girls around the UK may have been targeted.


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/gemma-watts-sexual-assault-50-girls-a4331066.html
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>> No. 21021 Anonymous
19th January 2020
Sunday 9:06 pm
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>And yet you've still got to use 'real', not real, when saying this because you're aware there's a difference

It's not the fact that there is a difference that matters, but what you are going to do with that realisation. Many transpeople nowadays are relatively open about their condition, if 'condition' is the right word, and will tell you freely that they are trans, and not a biological woman or man. Back in the 80s and maybe even the 70s, when transsexuality was still poorly understood not by medical and psychiatric science as such but mainly in popular culture, there was a great deal of stigma involved, which led to people like Amanda Lear adamantly - and to this day - denying that they were 'born as a boy'. Some transwomen or -men still decide to go deep stealth, especially the ones who are very passable, but in today's world, I don't think it matters much anymore. You can live the life of a completely average person today even with everybody knowing that you're transgendered. There will always be people who will think that you are a freak, but that is also still true for gays and lesbians, and look at the way they are widely accepted nowadays.
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20th January 2020
Monday 12:32 am
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>as your argument at face value explicates that a biological father is 'less' of a father than an adoptive one

That's not even close. What I meant is that it can be supposed that someone who actively chooses fatherhood despite many hurdles is likely to end up more dedicated than a great many people who end up fathers by circumstance. I thought you'd have figured that out from it being used in the context of a point about being trans.

>And yet you've still got to use 'real', not real, when saying this because you're aware there's a difference.

Actually what I was doing there was highlighting the fact that many people have an idea of what a 'real' man or woman is, and that is almost entirely based on their own perceptions of gender. "real men do x" and so on. I use the word "real" in quotes to acknowledge how loaded and controversial even that definition is.
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20th January 2020
Monday 10:30 am
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> I use the word "real" in quotes to acknowledge how loaded and controversial even that definition is.

As you said, everyone has their own definition of "real", just as everybody has their own subjective perception of reality itself.

Just take crying. Traditionally, "real" me were expected not to cry. I'd say today it's more like, real men aren't afraid to cry. Then again, only when the situation makes it seem adequate. You're allowed to cry if your football team gets a hammering on the pitch, or when your children are born, but spontaneously bursting into tears because you encounter a stressful situation or somebody in everyday life is being a jerk to you is still largely the preserve of women with a tendency for drama. and maybe a few poofs
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20th January 2020
Monday 10:57 am
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>>21023

It's not often I agree with the Fisher brigade but when it comes to crying, I think it is a double standard that goes both ways. Like you say a woman bursting into tears is still largely seen as a drama queen and as if she's looking for attention.

Mind you, being based in truth doesn't stop it being sexism I suppose. Then again that's the rub for a lot of the gender wars bullshit if you think about it.
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20th January 2020
Monday 12:04 pm
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>>21024

> Like you say a woman bursting into tears is still largely seen as a drama queen and as if she's looking for attention.

Not wanting to sweepingly generalise again, but my brother was with a lass of that description for over five years. She was famous for her crying fits whenever my brother wanted to go off and do something with his mates and without her, or really anything where she wasn't the centre of attention. Even when my brother was in hospital with a very serious case of pneumonia, she called him on the phone at the hospital and started yammering about the fact that she couldn't study for her uni exams properly because he wasn't there to help her. He was studying to become an engineer and she was in medical school, so any help he would have been able to give her would have been marginal, which made it all the more obvious that she was just jealous because for once, all the attention was on my brother, and rightly so, because he was in quite critical condition when he was admitted.

She also had no real friends. Very probably because she was just an all around selfish person that way. My brother's friends more or less tolerated her, but she herself really didn't have anything you could have called a circle of friends that was separate from my brother's.

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>> ID: 3ce38a No. 15246 Anonymous
18th January 2020
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Can't seem to post text on other boards, but working here for some reason.
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>> ID: 041c5b No. 15254 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:41 pm

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>>15246
The moral of the story: don't add stupid word filters. Particularly those that link back to domain names. Even more if that domain name is now full of bad stuff.
>> ID: 5fd64b No. 15255 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:45 pm

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Mods = Not Sods.
>> ID: 7b764e No. 15256 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 3:55 pm

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>>15254
You can't get the staff these days.
>> ID: 723658 No. 15257 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 5:01 pm

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>>15256
Well luckily I'd paid for the .gs enterprise support contract, which provides support at weekends too.
>> ID: cad645 No. 15258 Anonymous
19th January 2020
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>>15254

WHOOPS

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>> No. 64461 Searchfag
15th December 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjmA3XjaQ-0

The local power-station chimney got demolished this morning. I watched it happen. It's been here all my life and now it's gone.
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>> No. 64719 Moralfag
17th January 2020
Friday 1:47 am
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>>64717
PROPER NIGHTMARE FUEL, NOT THE JUMPING, JUST THE CLAMBERING AROUND UP THERE
>> No. 64721 Auntiefucker
17th January 2020
Friday 6:53 pm
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There's another one of him jumping The Shard.



Lad's got some big ones for sure.
>> No. 64726 R4GE
17th January 2020
Friday 9:07 pm
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>>64721

I know I'm now solidly middle-aged, because watching stuff like that just makes me roll my eyes and tut.
>> No. 64729 R4GE
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:48 pm
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>>64721
NUTS OF STEEL
>> No. 64733 Are Moaty
18th January 2020
Saturday 3:05 pm
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>>64726

I was wondering what his thought process was on the way down. Is it really possible to aim that precisely on the descent to end up exactly where he got to? Seemed like someone was waiting for him judging from the news article. He mentioned that when he said 'Hello' it was to a woman eating her breakfast that waved at him from the window.

I accept the possibility it could have gone wrong and many people could have gotten hurt, but just like when on Primrose Hill this bonfire night passed a couple of groups of lads were setting off their own fireworks before a police van rolled round to stop them, it brought so much joy to people that a little bit of risk has surely got to be worth it.

Would I be saying the same if one of them had gone off in my face or this chap had landed on me? No, I guess not. But maybe.

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>> No. 5574 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 5:12 pm
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Are there any present art schools or movements that sincerely make things in the same vein as the Classical/Renaissance/Romantic artists?

Looking especially for sculpture, but anything is welcome.

Pictured The Abyss by Pietro Canonica (1909).
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>> No. 5582 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 6:56 pm
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>>5581

I was actually hoping to evoke his depictions of plain-looking teenage female bungies, but stay strong, you will surely find a counterpart here.
>> No. 5583 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 8:58 pm
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>>5582

I'm not entirely sure what "bungie" means in this context, but if plain-looking teenage women and chiaroscuro rings your bell, you want IFeelMyself.

https://ifeelmyself.com

If you're less fussy about lighting:

https://www.abbywinters.com/

https://tour.girlsoutwest.com/

If 17th century costume is what really gets you going, then I think you're mostly shit out of luck. I could probably dig out some old 8mm loops if you're desperate. Heck, you might appreciate the vintage Danish aesthetic in general - Ektachrome had something of a painterly quality.

https://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=1936716807
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>> No. 5584 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:25 pm
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>>5583

You put way too much effort into this reposte.

>Also, Caravaggio was a massive bumder.

Which is a surprise to absolutely no-one. Bumders can appreciate the female form as much as a married bloke on the cusp of retirement with erectile dysfunction and leathery skin can admit that Robert Redford in his heyday was a pussy magnet.
>> No. 5585 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:37 pm
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>>5584

It's not a riposte, I just respect the art of pornography.
>> No. 5587 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 1:38 pm
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>>5583

Never change, .gs.

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>> No. 6083 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 1:03 am
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Any tips on waxing your balls and taint?

I've ordered some hair removal wax off ebay and I'm not sure how to do it. Has anyone here ever done it?
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>> No. 6094 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:48 am
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>>6092
From what I've seen it's more of a ladies forearm thing. A bird tried using it on my leg but it managed fuck all and overall seems like very tedious work.
>> No. 6095 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:56 am
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>>6094

How long did you use it for? It says you need about 8 treatments.
>> No. 6096 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 4:30 pm
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>>6084

I wet shave my balls and the irritation really isn't that bad - it's definitely worth the extra sensitivity. I think the mistake most people make is not applying a liberal amount of skin cream directly afterwards, along with in the morning and evening. Everywhere else I just trim short with an electric razor.
>> No. 6097 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 10:01 am
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>>6092

I've been doing some research and apparently they work quite well. I might get one for xmas.
>> No. 6099 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 12:34 pm
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This thread gives me the shivers.

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>> No. 64090 Anonymous
18th September 2019
Wednesday 1:11 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVKTgaldTWA

4.48
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>> No. 64723 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 7:31 pm
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>>64722

@1:37: Noticing the gang of yooves that threw the blue thing seen at 1:38.
>> No. 64724 Ambulancelad
17th January 2020
Friday 8:16 pm
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>>64723

Now I understand why arseholes in white vans lob stuff at me when I'm out for a ride. If I saw someone riding that monstrosity and had a half-finished can of Monster in my hand, I don't think I'd be able to resist.
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17th January 2020
Friday 8:22 pm
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>>64724

Also I'm amused that they describe tyre sealant as a "new bike invention" when it's been around since the 80s.
>> No. 64727 Ambulancelad
17th January 2020
Friday 9:39 pm
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>>64725
Because these people are scraping around for anything to chuck in a clickbait video and that'll earn a few pennies.
>> No. 64728 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:41 pm
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>>64725

The video in the OP assumes that no-one has ever heard of Monkey Lights, so there you go.

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