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>> No. 438151 Anonymous
28th July 2020
Tuesday 11:47 am
/b/438151 The New Adventures of Mid-Week
Now that all the excitement has died down I thought it time we redo the mid-week thread. What are you two up-to?


I've organised a date for the weekend but have come to realise that I'd better keep something of a conversation going unless I want to be stood up. This is going to be tedious. I might want to think about doing some work today as well.
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>> No. 441295 Anonymous
2nd January 2021
Saturday 8:04 pm
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> but if it's something soft like MDF

Probably best to use solid hardwood as a backdrop for steel tip darts, if you really want something durable. Some good 18mm pine wood should do.
>> No. 441296 Anonymous
2nd January 2021
Saturday 8:40 pm
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>>441295

>hardwood
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Sort it out m8.
>> No. 441300 Anonymous
2nd January 2021
Saturday 9:02 pm
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>>441296

I stand corrected. I somehow thought pine was hardwood.

Go on then. English oak. Or something.
>> No. 441302 Anonymous
2nd January 2021
Saturday 9:15 pm
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Oak's nice.
>> No. 441478 Anonymous
7th January 2021
Thursday 1:59 pm
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Going through my Arduino parts bin again here at the moment, looking for something to throw together to kill the boredom of being stuck at home.

I've got several ATtiny microcontrollers and an ESP32 dev board, as well as temperature sensors, a gyroscope/accelerometer, PIR sensors, two miniature TFT colour displays, a whole bag of assorted resistors and capacitors, a few LEDs, and miscellaneous parts like transistors and MOSFETs, and a 1.5'' paper cone speaker with a 3W amplifier.

I could make a burglar alarm with the PIR sensor and the speaker and the amp, the only question would be the whole point of it, when there are days at the moment where I don't leave my flat at all.

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>> No. 30156 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 9:11 am
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I realise this might sound like a non-issue to some, but I genuinely think my libido/how I think of sex/my sexual habits are endangering a great relationship.

I'm currently living with my girlfriend, and we're having sex probably around four times per week. The way we have it, and the frequency, makes me very happy. I wouldn't want to change anything about it.

Yet I'm still finding myself with a constant "itch". Before we got together, I was playing around with Tinder and similar dating apps after having moved to a new city, and I had loads of fun. Before this, I hadn't been with anyone in maybe two or three years, and to jump back into that was a bit overwhelming. It was partly exhausting, partly thrilling.

I really enjoy the pursuit, flirting, getting to know someone, and finally getting to the intimate stages. I'm not hugely proud of this, but there were times I was involved with more than one girl, under the pretence I wasn't (or at least omission of the fact). That was a shit feeling, I told everyone involved, and I've learned to be more upfront and honest, in that respect.

Now, though, I'm in a pretty healthy and mutually supportive relationship. I don't know where the "itch" is coming from. It may be a bit more complicated than just biology. As stupid as it sounds, I think I just enjoy the freedom to see others (and be seen as) a sexual being more than the rutting.

But I'm also aware I'm going down a really stupid path for the sake of feeling desirable(?) or sexually satisfied. I now find myself casually browsing porn, noticing the body language of girls when I'm out, and (even though I'm a bit ashamed of the thought) wondering what I might find if I quietly put myself on one of those dating apps.

I haven't, and I'd like to think I wouldn't, but something obviously needs to be changed here. I'm already thinking I should curb the porn viewing, and try to channel the energy into something else (I'm already exercising a lot).

Have you lads experienced anything like this? I don't want to hurt the feelings of my girlfriend, or imply that sex between us "isn't enough", because that's not the case. I have a feeling this is tied a lot more to the way I came into the relationship (total deprivation to sudden exposure) than the relationship itself.
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>> No. 30300 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 10:16 pm
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>chatting up some stranger on a dating app
Don't understand how you could possibly cheat on someone via a dating app. You'd have to be certain it would never get back to your partner via her single friends who would recognise you. If you're caught they'd have screenshots and the like, it's impossible to deny.
>> No. 30301 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 10:48 pm
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Pretty easy, just set your location somewhere the other side of the country, and have a girlfriend with no single mates. If they catch you, you've also caught them.
>> No. 30332 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 8:18 pm
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I know I'm still a cunt, but it's this time of day that's most difficult to put off these thoughts. Work is all done, on my tod, just me and a grinding feeling I should be talking to girls.
>> No. 30333 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 8:40 pm
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>>30332

Is there any reason you can't just chat up your missus like she's a random tinder match too? I'd recommend you try it. One of my favourite things about my ex was that when we were apart, she'd still sext me like a two week long tinder fling.

I wish I hadn't caved into exactly the urges you're enduring right now, or else I'd still be enjoying her incredible sex drive. Instead I ended up foolishly trading her in for a model which looked much more exciting at first, but ultimately turned out to have a clapped out three cylinder that has trouble starting up.
>> No. 30334 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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>>30333

As wonderful as our chemistry is when she's here, she has expressed absolutely zero interest in sexting or phone sex, and even less in sending pictures or anything to keep me occupied.

I kind of understand, it's not my favourite thing, either. I will maybe bring it up with her when she returns.

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>> No. 24640 Anonymous
26th December 2020
Saturday 6:58 am
/e/24640 Tabletop / Hobby Thread
Tell us about your guys / campaign / project, etc.
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>> No. 24734 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 11:37 pm
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>Painting the Warboss or various cool Trukks and making conversion is fun and interesting. Painting a squad of 20 boyz is boring and potentially laborious.

Exactly.

Ultimately batch painting is how I do manage to get around it, over the course of a week or two I'll tackle a squad in chunks, just doing one colour a night. Sit down and do all the little pouches brown one day, do all the little gun casings black the next, etc.

I think part of the trouble is just that with Marines, they're clean and chunky enough that you can't get away with cutting corners. It's more obvious on an individual Marine than it would be on a horde of Orks or Tyranids that you can credibly knock out in an afternoon with some washes and drybrushing. Each guy demands a neat, precise finish that sometimes I just haven't the attention span to keep up. I think that's why I prefer the characters, where I can just focus on the one model.

It's funny, I used to hate rimming five guys, but now it's the part I look forward to the most.
>> No. 24735 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 12:36 am
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>The key is to make it easy for you to pick up where you left off - have your painting supplies handy and easy to set up and clean away.

This is one of the big advantages of using a wet palette. The ability to just close the lid on it, wash your brushes and it's easy to get started again the next day.

>>24734
>I think part of the trouble is just that with Marines, they're clean and chunky enough that you can't get away with cutting corners.

I've got to disagree with that a little bit since the majority of the chapters are one solid colour with maybe a contrasting bit of colour on their shoulder pads and knees. Like a lot of the time you can get away with a dark base colour then just drybrush the entire thing a lighter shade before tidying up the wings on the chest.

Admittedly still not as easy as Tyranids where you can get away with 2 colours and just dip them in wood stain. https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Dipping_Tyranids
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 12:36 am
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>>24733
>The key is to make it easy for you to pick up where you left off - have your painting supplies handy and easy to set up and clean away.

This is one of the big advantages of using a wet palette. The ability to just close the lid on it, wash your brushes and it's easy to get started again the next day.

>>24734
>I think part of the trouble is just that with Marines, they're clean and chunky enough that you can't get away with cutting corners.

I've got to disagree with that a little bit since the majority of the chapters are one solid colour with maybe a contrasting bit of colour on their shoulder pads and knees. Like a lot of the time you can get away with a dark base colour then just drybrush the entire thing a lighter shade before tidying up the wings on the chest.

Admittedly still not as easy as Tyranids where you can get away with 2 colours and just dip them in wood stain. https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Dipping_Tyranids
>> No. 24737 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 10:21 am
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>>24735

It's going down the rabbit hole a bit, but marines become piss-easy if you learn to airbrush. You can put down the base colour perfectly in seconds and easily do shading and gradient effects.
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6th January 2021
Wednesday 9:02 pm
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>>24735

>Like a lot of the time you can get away with a dark base colour then just drybrush the entire thing a lighter shade before tidying up the wings on the chest.

I agree, but if you want them to look really nice it takes a bit more effort. There's a lot of steps you don't have to do, but once you know it's within your ability and you've done a few squads that way, it's hard to justify putting less effort in with the rest. That's probably just me having some degree of OCD mind you.

>>24737

I tend to feel like airbrushes are a slippery slope, I've seen lots of painters fall into the trap of starting off with base coats, and before they know it they're doing everything but edge highlights with the fucking thing, and always swear blind it's not a crutch, even though half their army looks like the side of a gypsy fair waltzer.

That said I would really like one for priming and basecoating, but I don't think it's viable to use one in my flat. Is there some kind of extractor hood contraption you can get to make them more viable in small, enclosed rooms?

Anyway here's the latest set I've done, first batch of the new year. I don't make resolutions but if I were to make one it'd be to have this full army playable by... Well, whenever covid is over.

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>> No. 24177 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 9:58 am
/e/24177 new graphics card
I'm in the market for a new graphics card - I believe that the RTX 2060 family is the one to go for, but would appreciate any advice/experience - there seem to be millions of versions, all with pretty small variations. Pictured is the ASUS one I am thinking of.

Don't want to spend much more than 500 quid.

What would you buy in this price range?
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>> No. 24721 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 4:52 pm
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I've scrolled up and seen people recommending not Overclockers due to them being big racists or something, so fair enough there.
>> No. 24723 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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>>24721

They used to be racialists, but they aren't any more. They are still quite expensive.
>> No. 24725 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 7:04 pm
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>>24721

Why would racism stop you buying from them?
>> No. 24726 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 7:18 pm
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>>24725

Some people don't want to give money to racists.
>> No. 24727 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 7:22 pm
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>>24725
Oh Simon!

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>> ID: 8c0cdb No. 15603 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 12:41 pm

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Trying to post an image on /cash/ gets me this.

Is Brian okay?
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>> ID: 6d94c8 No. 15604 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 12:51 pm

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Yeah. I get this too, but only on /cash/
>> ID: 5ff34b No. 15605 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 5:09 pm

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I think it has always been this way. I'm not no computer fixer man, but I've deduced that brian probably doesn't like the currency symbols.
>> ID: eff1a0 No. 15606 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 5:19 pm

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>>15605
It worked until about 6 months ago.
>> ID: 5ff34b No. 15607 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 5:25 pm

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>>15606

I did say I was no computer fixer man.

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>> No. 67773 Ambulancelad
4th January 2021
Monday 1:11 am
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Such genius
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>> No. 67775 YubYub
4th January 2021
Monday 10:40 am
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>>67774

Is it critical of trump? It looks like a random collection of vaguely political symbolism. Honestly it could mean anything.
>> No. 67776 Ambulancelad
4th January 2021
Monday 11:05 am
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It's easy to read his cartoons as surreal nonsense, but helpfully he gives commentary to each one on his website.

For this, he says Trump must not end the Republic by allowing "our election to be stolen by domestic criminals aided by foreign enemies". He must "use the Insurrection Act and arrest the traitors" which will regrettably but "inevitably lead to bloodshed". He also reiterates his long-standing wish for Trump to pardon Snowden and Assange which he is perennially disappointed about.

Even the planets have a meaning: "the Christmas star (Jupiter and Saturn aligned) portends an urgent need for action".
>> No. 67777 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 11:19 am
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If there's one thing we're hopelessly behind Americans on it's political cartoons.
>> No. 67778 Billbob
4th January 2021
Monday 11:29 am
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Oh, speaking of Assange:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55528241
>> No. 67779 Searchfag
4th January 2021
Monday 8:45 pm
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>>67778

>wearing his facemask under the nose

Let the Yanks have at him tbh.

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>> No. 27702 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 6:57 pm
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Incoming calls on Skype Android has a big, coloured "answer with video" button as opposed to a smaller, greyed out "answer with audio" button, as below:



I can't find any way to change this, so almost everytime someone Skype calls me I give them a 6 second closeup of my ear, or of my face at an unflattering angle.

There is no point to this thread other than to say I am thoroughly annoyed.
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>> No. 27718 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 9:31 am
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>>27714

I would assume the hold out on using skype probably isn't them but the people they are talking to through it.
>> No. 27719 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 9:49 am
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>There is no point to this thread other than to say I am thoroughly annoyed.

Then this is not the board you should be posting on, motherfucker.
>> No. 27720 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 3:08 pm
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>>27719

Fuck, you've rumbled me. There's even the minor rants and pissoffs thread. What do I do, modlads?
>> No. 27721 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 5:44 pm
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>>27720
We'll forgive you this time, but go and stand in the corner and think about what you've done.
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4th January 2021
Monday 8:39 pm
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>>27721

Otherlad might forgive you but I don't. Ruined my day you have.

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>> No. 4523 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 11:03 pm
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Should I spend some of my saved up dole money on a Toyota MR2 for around £2000? It seems like the ultimate sporty(ish) yet reliable car that you can get for £2000 or less. The only other car I can think of that can compete with it is the MX5 but it seems like they're getting more expensive because of the meme tax.

Are there any other cars I could consider if I want something sporty and reliable and don't need it to be particularly practical? I could possible stretch my budget to £4000 if it's a particularly badass car.
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>> No. 4524 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 12:02 am
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The hivemind strikes again, because I've come to the same conclusion recently - I've had a couple of MX5's before and I love them, but I'm not going to pay three grand for a "mostly" rust free mk1.

As far as I can tell, the MK3 mr2 is massively overlooked, mostly just because it doesn't look at good or interesting as the two that came before it, and it's also a little underpowered because Toyota didn't want to piss on their Lotus deal by putting the Elise engine in it, though it's a simple enough swap for those inclined to a bit of wrenching.

It will be very reliable and I just can't see how it wouldn't be fun, I'm definitely going to get one. I've narrowed my search down to one from 2003 or up, that's the facelifted version, with 6 speed box instead of 5, and a few engine improvements that will help with reliability. Really the only thing to be worried about on the engine are the pre-cats, which can deteriorate and be sucked into the engine and cause damage - the facelift fixes this, but it's a quick and well advised job to look into doing anyway. But it's a toyota, it will run forever.

I can't really think of anything for 4 grand that would be any more fun for any less hassle, honestly - there will be nice Celicas, GTO/FTO or maybe even 200sx's in that range, but I wouldn't advise most of them because they probably won't be as well sorted as a MK3. Really if you want to spend 4 grand, find a nice Mk2 MR2, the 170bhp version - they're getting on in age but still feel like a proper sporty car, and you don't see a lot of them about they're a lot of fun, but finding a good example you will be spending at least 3 or 4k.

I have a feeling the MK3 will be noticed by more and more people in the coming years, as MX5s start to dwindle in numbers, and they'll shoot up in price.
>> No. 4525 Anonymous
4th January 2021
Monday 12:17 am
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I don't know anything about cars but I've always wanted an MR2 ever since I saw an MK1 about thirty fucking years ago. One day I'll get one and no doubt spin out and fuck myself into a lamppost thirty seconds later like Richard "The Hamster" Hammond because I have no idea how to drive a real car whose course isn't being constantly corrected by a dozen different computerised units .

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>> No. 440348 Anonymous
1st December 2020
Tuesday 6:28 am
/b/440348 Christmas 2020
It's the first of December. It's that time of year again.

Open your advent calendar chocolates, listen to Andrew, put up your tree this weekend, put off the present shopping for at least a fortnight, surviving the Christmas party at work, watching shit on telly.

You know the drill by now, lads.
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>> No. 441347 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 4:17 pm
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>>441346
I'm not saying he's an angel but you're still putting a lot of effort into this.
>> No. 441348 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 4:22 pm
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>>441347
Remember, lad. He's not the angry one.
>> No. 441349 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 4:27 pm
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>>441348

I think it's clear we're all angry, it's just one of us is angry because he's outed himself as a mental hat woman aficionado.
>> No. 441350 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 5:20 pm
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Christ this takes me back, I've not seen a cunt off as caustic (and funny) as this in years.
>> No. 441352 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 5:43 pm
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>>441350
It is the season, after all.

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>> No. 27647 Anonymous
19th October 2020
Monday 9:48 pm
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I need a WhatsApp bot that will forward any messages/content from one "home" group chat to any other group chat it's added to. Fine if it can do more but that's all it needs to do.
I can spend a little bit of money on it if it needs a dedicated device and sim card of some sort.

Please help.
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>> No. 27701 Anonymous
3rd January 2021
Sunday 3:56 pm
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Try IFTTT

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>> No. 441135 Anonymous
31st December 2020
Thursday 12:01 am
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Right, now that we've almost made it, what are your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for 2021?
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>> No. 441217 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 1:02 pm
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I want to start an album, and get it about half done. I don't care about the musical quality or if anyone else likes it -- as long as what I make amuses me, I'll be satisfied.

I was considering making losing weight my resolution, but fuck it, my mental health's still too iffy (and food is a real crutch). Next year.
>> No. 441218 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 1:43 pm
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Does anyone know what the average dry seed yield of a mustard plant is? I'm tempted to grow one to make my own mustard but I'm not sure how many I'd need for it to be worthwhile.
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1st January 2021
Friday 3:01 pm
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>Does anyone know what the average dry seed yield of a mustard plant is?
African or European?
>> No. 441230 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 6:03 pm
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Are you suggestin' mustard plants migrate?
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2nd January 2021
Saturday 3:53 am
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I want to win money in a Kaggle competition. The analytics ones are probably the best shout, but the only one available right now is just a terrible ML challenge in disguise.

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>> No. 4917 Anonymous
30th July 2013
Tuesday 6:01 pm
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Sounds like the knob-jockeys need to man up.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/jul/30/liverpool-unacceptable-words-discrimination
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>> No. 9079 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 12:27 pm
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It's ethnocentric cultural imperialism. Preach about respect and tolerance whilst making no effort whatsoever to understand cultural norms from elsewhere in the world.
>> No. 9080 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 3:13 pm
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But he lives and works in the UK - therefore needs to follow our cultural norms.
>> No. 9081 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 3:24 pm
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Exactly! How dare he speak Spanish.
>> No. 9082 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 6:49 pm
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>Karen Carney deletes Twitter account after abuse over Leeds comments

>Karen Carney said last season's coronavirus suspension benefited Leeds in their Premier League promotion push; Leeds shared footage of Carney's comments on their official Twitter account; Bethany England and Megan Rapinoe have voiced their support for Carney
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1st January 2021
Friday 7:35 pm
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"I actually think they got promoted because of Covid [because it gave them respite as Bielsa sides can suffer from burnout]" has some merit at face value but Leeds had a 7 point lead, and 12 goal difference advantage, over Fulham in third place and had won five games in a row before lockdown so I can see why Leeds have called out lazy punditry. This seems like another storm in a teacup that'll mainly be discussed by those with little interest in football.

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>> No. 441097 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 5:57 pm
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Which brands are actually worth the additional cost?
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>> No. 441212 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 11:31 am
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>Happy New Decade

You'll be needing the "Resting Actors" thread.
>> No. 441214 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 12:06 pm
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I guess I'll tell you about a subject I know about... mountaineering.

Specifically moutaineering coats... North Face summit series. A lot of north face stuff has become just overpriced branded 'streetwear' clothing. But the summit series is one of about 5 brands that makes outdoor clothing you would want to wear whilst facing off death on top of an Alp, and of they are the best value and probably the only one you might find on a normal high street. Arc'teryx is actually the best mountaineering clothing brand but they cost twice as much as anyone of the other real brands and everyone else was already charging way more than you would think these things should cost. The others are Rab, mammut, and the uncreatively named mountain equipment and mountain hardware.

Anyone else selling you clothes that look similar are usually of dubious quality or practicality.
>> No. 441216 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 1:00 pm
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I think brand-name tea is worth the additional cost. I switched to Lidl's generic tea for a while when I was unemployed and proper skint, but if you buy commercial-brand tea in bags or leaf, then the little bit of extra cost is absolutely worth it.

I was a real tea snob though for a while. There was a small Indian tea shop in my old neighbourhood where you could buy loose leaf and where they had about 25 different black and green tea flavours in boxes behind the counter. Always smelled delicious when you walked in. If you didn't mind paying up to £7 for 125g of their finest Earl Grey, it was your kind of place.
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1st January 2021
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>>441214

Echoing this sentiment for motorcycle clothing. Fashion trends will regularly cycle in and out of moto-looking aesthetics, but it should go without saying that their protective value is virtually zero. It sounds obvious, but sometimes even clothing manufacturers will deliberately blur the line between fashion and riding leathers (Barbour, Belstaff, and Schott spring to mind).

There is a growing market for motorcycle gear that looks more like every day clothing and a lot of little leaps forward have been made in achieving decently protective gear that it doesn't feel odd to wear off-bike. Knox is a good place to start. The YouTube channel "FortNine" also has some very good videos on safety ratings and clothing recommendations that meet a decent standard.
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1st January 2021
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If I can add to your list Buffalo and Montane - their pile and Pertex smocks and salopettes are phenomenally good in extreme weather. Not cheap, not attractive, but virtually indestructible.

>>441216

Co-op 99 > *.

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>> No. 8022 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 5:26 pm
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In strictly income related terms, what is 'doing alright' in 2020? What is middle class?

There are rules of thumb that were established a long-time ago, earning your age being something of a minimum standard while earning 40-60k meant you owned an Aldi. You will probably notice that these rules originate from the 00's though and while calculators do exist they seem to apply national averages which seems odd as a large bottom doesn't mean you eat lots of camembert.
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>> No. 8068 Anonymous
31st December 2020
Thursday 6:27 am
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>>8067

It's a different risk/reward tradeoff, that's all. Training as a mechanic will provide you with a reliable income that you can raise a family on. Getting a degree might give you a start in a great career, but it might also end up being an albatross; that's especially true if you don't have the wealth and family connections that are all too often essential in getting your first break. Middle-class kids can afford to aimlessly shamble through their 20s until they figure it out, but working-class kids don't have that kind of safety net and need to hit the ground running.

It's also worth pointing out the hidden pitfall in student funding - maintenance loans. Even if you're entitled to the full loan, it's nowhere near enough to live on in most cities. That's no real problem if your family can afford to send you a few quid if you can't find a part-time job, but it causes a lot of working-class kids to drop out in their first year because they just can't make ends meet.
>> No. 8069 Anonymous
31st December 2020
Thursday 10:18 am
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The people I know from school who are doing best tend to be the ones who trained to be electricians and plumbers and the like rather than those who went to university. We left school in 2004.

I suppose it's about getting some decent career advice early on in your life. There are people who didn't go to university and learned a lucrative trade and those that have a menial minimum wage job, just like some people who went to university and have carved out successful careers and others who didn't have a clue what they were doing and are still working in call centres. What really matters is having a career plan and direction towards being successful.
>> No. 8070 Anonymous
31st December 2020
Thursday 1:32 pm
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Actually all careers in trades require a ridiculous amount of time to break into earning proper money and most don't because of the significant informal barriers for independent plumbers, carpenters etc.

Mechanic is especially bad because you're working in a freezing cold garage paying off debts to big-toolbox with a sketchy employer. My brother did it for 10 years and was miserable while his mate went to uni to study engineering so he could get a cushy job working for Mercedes.

>>8069
This is the opposite experience for me because I left school before the Great Recession. Maybe I just didn't grow up in as big a shithole as I remember but a fair few went on to be solicitors and the like.

Although I'll agree that if you have shit-for-brains and don't pull your finger out then you're going to have a hard time. I suspect daddy's money is being a bit overstated here as you can dodge call centre bullshit by securing internships or just being aware that places like the government are always hiring. Obviously university should also be about learning and doing what you want to do because ultimately I'd hazard most don't end up in their career path and struggle in something shite because they feel they have to. Who knows how much talent has been wasted this way.
>> No. 8071 Anonymous
1st January 2021
Friday 1:24 am
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>a fair few went on to be solicitors and the like

Between an oversupply of graduates and cuts to legal aid, a lot of solicitors are really struggling financially. Top graduates can still find entry-level jobs paying £100k+ in a top London firm, but at the other end of the spectrum you've got people doing Legal Aid work earning less than minimum wage.
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1st January 2021
Friday 8:59 am
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>>8071

I've also read recently (>>29347) that background matters a lot. Students from poorer backgrounds who go to the same universities and earn the same grades (e.g. earning a first at Cambridge) still earn considerably less than their more well off peers.

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>> No. 29239 Anonymous
6th December 2020
Sunday 8:12 pm
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>'On a knife edge': Britain and EU in last-ditch trade talks

>Britain and the European Union will make a last-ditch attempt to strike a post-Brexit trade deal this week, with probably just days left for negotiators to avert a chaotic parting of ways at the end of the year. Ireland’s prime minister, whose country would face more economic pain than any of the other 26 EU member states in the case of a “no deal”, cautioned against over-optimism, putting the chances of an agreement at only 50-50.

>British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke over the weekend to get their teams back to the negotiating table after talks stalled on three thorny issues. They are due to hold another call on Monday evening in the hope that, by then, stubborn differences over fishing rights in UK waters, fair competition - referred to as the level playing field - and ways to solve future disputes will have narrowed.

>“This is the final throw of the dice,” said a British source close to the talks before they resumed in Brussels on Sunday.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-talks/on-a-knife-edge-britain-and-eu-in-last-ditch-trade-talks-idUKKBN28F0T0

So what is the current status of your rice and do you reckon there will be a last minute deal?
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>> No. 29640 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 5:29 pm
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>>29639

Her husband is proper posh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_der_Leyen_(family_from_Krefeld)
>> No. 29641 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 5:50 pm
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>>29639
Not sure but it's just German for "of" or "from".
>> No. 29643 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 5:56 pm
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>>29608

How about this https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/uk-eu-agreement-parliament/

How about that N. Ireland is in the single market and the rest of the UK isn't? This threatens the break up of the union, with Scotland asking why it can't be part of the single market too.

How about the fact the 80% of the UK economy is services and it is not covered under this deal?

How about the fact that wasn't Brexit meant to be about cutting "red tape" but this deal has instead created a bunch? Notably in trading certain goods (which need certificates), travel of pets, driving abroad etc
>> No. 29646 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 7:19 pm
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>>29639
It did and they did, but you still see it in surnames from time to time.
>> No. 29648 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 7:46 pm
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>>29646

I just read up on it. Both Germany and Austria lost their distinct social class of nobility when their respective emperors abdicated after WWI, but Germans were allowed to keep their surnames and titles. Austria went a step further and by law stripped people's surnames of anything indicating nobility. In Austria, a former Count of XYZ was thereafter only Mr. XYZ.

But apparently, that loss of class status mainly hit insignificant noble families, who weren't wealthy or influential and had little more than their surname itself to distinguish themselves from the rest of the general population. Whereas the household names of Austrian higher nobility largely continued their lifestyle, even though they lost their class privileges on paper, and still form a tightly knit group today.

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>> No. 5540 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 6:58 pm
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I need to improve my concentration span.
For the past few years I've realised I can't really commit to almost anything. Even things I am interested in like films and games. I used to read a lot. Nowdays, no chance. This is seriously impacting me, I feel completely unsatisfied and aimless. All I do is browse the Internet on my phone. I've deleted all social media on my phone/life but it was never really that. Its just mindless browsing. I do take Sertraline for depression and I'm thinking it could be that, but not too sure.
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>> No. 5553 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 12:25 pm
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6 times I have seen this image, and I have had to go for a wank. I think it is the thighs...

I need to block it.
>> No. 5554 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 12:52 pm
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>>5553
I've been thinking the same for the past couple of days about her, if it's any comfort.
>> No. 5555 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 1:00 pm
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Mirtazapine isn't any good for concentration either. It sent me to sleep quite well and promoted some crazy dreams, but also made me really hungry during the day. Don't think I've ever eaten so many Tunnock's caramel wafers.
As for shagging and wanking, it was the same for me as before, during and after taking it.
>> No. 5556 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 1:09 pm
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'Her'?
>> No. 5557 Anonymous
30th December 2020
Wednesday 1:53 pm
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Yes.

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>> No. 91885 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 12:18 am
/pol/91885 THIS MAN HAS SAVED THE UK AND 2021 IS GOING TO BE AWESOME
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55460948
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>> No. 91897 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 11:49 am
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I can't wait until Chuka Umunna joins!
>> No. 91900 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 1:20 pm
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>>91889
It's almost like he's creating more problems than he's ever solved.
>> No. 91903 Anonymous
29th December 2020
Tuesday 12:34 pm
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>THIS MAN HAS SAVED THE UK
From...?
>> No. 91904 Anonymous
29th December 2020
Tuesday 1:22 pm
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>>91903

Himself, by fucking off to America to lick Trump's arse.
>> No. 91905 Anonymous
29th December 2020
Tuesday 9:22 pm
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>>91885

"Brexit impact on food prices 'very modest'" is a fun way of saying that food is going to become more expensive due to Brexit.

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>> No. 5772 Anonymous
20th March 2011
Sunday 6:01 pm
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What is the king of confectionery boxes?

I used to think it was Cadbury Roses, but I had some lately and they've greatly reduced the variety and quality of chocolates available. I've heard Cadbury have also done the same with Miniature Heroes; taking out Crunchie, Picnic, Time Out and Caramel with a nut in it (can't remember the proper name for this).

Quality Street? Celebrations?
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>> No. 13916 Anonymous
10th November 2020
Tuesday 5:32 pm
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>Cadbury has reduced the size of its selection box Fudge bars by 12 per cent in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/fudge-bars-shrink-size-selection-box-obesity-b1634992.html

BROKEN BRITAIN
>> No. 13917 Anonymous
10th November 2020
Tuesday 5:48 pm
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>bid to tackle childhood obesity

And it just so happens that Cadbury already tried to get rid of Fudge a couple years back. Fucking bullshit, it's been a death spiral ever since the Americans bought it.
>> No. 13918 Anonymous
10th November 2020
Tuesday 6:04 pm
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>>13917
It's since the Kraft takeover that all these additional party flavours came out. 'Fruit and chopped nuts' are just the last grains from the bottom of the barrel, as are the crossover varieties which ingredients failed to pass quality control for the main products. It's good to reduce waste and all but to sell it as a new product at full price? disgraceful.
I rarely buy Cadburies nowadays. Kraft can suck a dick.
>> No. 13919 Anonymous
10th November 2020
Tuesday 9:27 pm
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>>13916
a box of roses by any other name...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrinkflation
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29th December 2020
Tuesday 8:13 pm
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These are proper shit.

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>> No. 5517 Anonymous
1st December 2020
Tuesday 4:09 pm
/fat/5517 I want to learn how to swim
I am 27 years old and I still don't know how to swim. I would like to pick up the skill. I also think it would be good for me because I am morbidly obese and swimming is a low-impact exercise.

I'm concerned about using public swimming pools because of stuff I've seen on TV where somebody swimming tastes urine in their mouth or sees poop floating on the water. I'd really like to avoid such experiences even though my experience with swimming (with floats) as a child was fine.

What's your opinion on swimming in public pools? Is it acceptable or should I just stick to the treadmill?
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>> No. 5535 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 2:12 am
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>>5532

We don't know who wrote the gospels, but we're damned sure it wasn't any of the apostles. The gospel of Luke literally admits to being a second-hand account in the first paragraph.

>Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/LUK.1.NIV
>> No. 5536 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 2:31 am
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>>5534

There are multiple references to swimming in the Old and New Testaments, but yeah, sure, whatever, your theory is perfectly reasonable.
>> No. 5537 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 4:00 am
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Jesus had miniature boats on his feet for buoyancy. He was a master carpenter, after all.
>> No. 5538 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 8:57 am
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I think what this proves is that some pricks want to appear so intellectual from pouring scorn on religious scripture that they will make up explanations for miracles that are almost less believable than the miracles themselves.
>> No. 5539 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 2:26 pm
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Indeed, I'm as irrelgious as they come, but thinking ancient Levantines had never seen a man swim before is straining credulity far more than even Genesis does. Also the fact the bloke who brought this up mentioned Christ traveling Europe makes me think it's some weird far-right thing, but I'm wired about that sort of thing.

Unless OP is unable to control his magical water walking abilities I don't think it needs discussing here anyway.

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>> No. 23358 Anonymous
24th December 2011
Saturday 7:06 pm
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I know there are other Rose-buds on here. Show yourselves.
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>> No. 41863 Anonymous
26th December 2020
Saturday 2:55 am
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>>41862

Why's she singing in american?
>> No. 41882 Anonymous
26th December 2020
Saturday 7:38 pm
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>>41862
I never thought it would happen, but the day has come when I am no longer excited by a new rose video. It should be a relief, but instead I feel somewhat mournful.
>> No. 41884 Anonymous
26th December 2020
Saturday 8:18 pm
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>>41882

It was a teenage crush 10 years ago, if you were the same person now there would be something wrong with you.
>> No. 41891 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 12:06 am
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>>41862

haha nice utopia get to tractor production

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 41892 Anonymous
28th December 2020
Monday 11:57 am
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Cultural hegemony.

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