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|>>|| No. 25832
The old thread is well over 30MB, so I think we're due a new one.
Some cunt threw a firecracker in front of my bike today. If I hadn't seen the little scrote and his little scrote mates running I wouldn't have noticed until it was too late.
|>>|| No. 27175
I always drink tap-water in pints, otherwise I will be endlessly going to the tap to refil my tiny tumblers. I half-fill them with fruit-juice without the slightest qualm of conscience.
While I have normal pint glasses for lager drinking friends and for tap-water, I use proper handled pint-jugs for my own ale. The handle makes all the difference.
|>>|| No. 27177
Eyes are fucked, teeth are knackered, body's weak; I guess this is what you expect at the grand old age of 23.
I hate living.
|>>|| No. 27178
What's worse is no one listens to you when you complain about that since you're still young.
Yea, being young still will magically cure my bad back.
|>>|| No. 27179
People who queue for literal hours for a free donut or a bottle of prosecco or, like today, a discounted Build A Bear.
I grew up poor and fully understand that some people can't afford the thirty quid or whatever for a one, but the line I saw was mostly middle class mums and also I don't recall my mam ever queuing outside a shop for six hours to get anything. She had far better things to be doing, like raising a kid.
I think I'd be embarrassed to spend so long in a queue like that, and I don't even think my time is particularly valuable.
|>>|| No. 27180
Have you considered seeing an optician or dentist?
There's HC2s for people on low incomes.
|>>|| No. 27181
I had a doctor tell me the other day that I'm too young to have problems with my cervical discs but he'd send me for some imaging to put my mind at rest. Oh how we laughed at his naiveté at the judo club that night. A real thigh slapper.
|>>|| No. 27184
Apparently there were people fighting in the queues and that so you might be right. The queue I saw was full of posh children and bagaboo prams, though.
|>>|| No. 27187
They are definitely very housing association. Those kids pictured are all called something like Rilee, or Tiffnee.
|>>|| No. 27188
My girlfriend has knackered the tip of one of my knives by, apparently, chucking it into the sink.
It wasn't even a knife I particularly liked, just a Global I couldn't stand using for work, and the tip is arguably not that useful anyway, but it's a natural instinct in me to get incredibly angry when someone fucks up my stuff. I'm trying my best to pretend I'm not that bothered, but I don't think she believes me. She googled the model and I don't think she was quite expecting them to be so expensive either.
Anyway I thought it would be best to unload here, to you, my therapist. Here's a very obscure .gs deep cut reference as thanks.
|>>|| No. 27190
Yeah, you use it for very fine slicing, detail work, scoring pastries and things like that. So nothing that really crops up in a home kitchen, but it's a ballache to julienne something smaller like a chilli without the tip.
|>>|| No. 27191
Oh, I forgot you also need the point to stab lobsters in the head, so maybe the murder comment is not far off.
|>>|| No. 27194
I was wondering if whoever made it still posts. That was a bloody long time ago.
|>>|| No. 27198
I'm the OP of that /job/ thread. I've been here since not long before the 2010 general election.
|>>|| No. 27200
Ooh, what are we doing for it?!
I expect annoying balloons cascading down my screen at a minimum
|>>|| No. 27202
I was too poor and northern to get there last time. Probably for the best that I only attended via IRC.
I was still a student then. Feels like a lifetime ago.
|>>|| No. 27203
So we've successfully managed to get 20 bags of garden waste into a tiny hatchback and into the green waste removal at the skip for all the brambles to compost nicely into stinking black mulch.
However, during the process both of my back door keys (which were on the same ring for reasons unknown to myself*) fell out of my top pocket on my work shirt, probably into the green waste skip are lost forever.
How much does a locksmith cost to drill out a cylinder lock and replace it, lads? *A: because I'm a fucking spanner. How much does it cost to buy myself a replacement fucking brain and sense of patience, fuck sake
|>>|| No. 27204
I needed an emergency locksmith last year, the callout fee to drill out the lock and get me in was £85. It was another £80 parts and labour to fit a new lock there and then.
|>>|| No. 27206
If you can still get in through the front door you should at least be able to schedule it which should knock around £20-40 off if it's not stupid o'clock. If the door is unlocked, it'll be cheaper still as they won't need to break the existing lock to change it.
|>>|| No. 27207
If you can get into the house, you can replace the cylinder yourself cheaply and easily. If it's a yale-type rim lock, you just unscrew the latch from the inside and the cylinder pulls straight out. If it's a Euro cylinder that locks from both sides (usually found on uPVC doors) you can snap it with a pair of mole grips and slide in a new cylinder. This is frighteningly easy, which is why most new Euro cylinders have an anti-snap mechanism.
|>>|| No. 27210
It doesn't sound like they did, but 99% of students don't care about the student union. The majority of those who stand for office are monumental bellends. I mean:-
>My interest in liberation activism grew from my own experience as a queer eskimo woman, and the opportunity that the University of Manchester has given me to explore and discuss the lack of representation, services, and support that exists for marginalised people.
>Lobby for a diverse curriculum that is inclusive of the achievements of women, ethnic minorities, and LGBT+ people
I voted Green and even I can see it's insufferable twats like these who mean we're going to be in almost perpetual Tory rule.
|>>|| No. 27212
I genuinely have no idea what is supposed to be objectionable about what you've quoted. A diverse curriculum, oh... no?
|>>|| No. 27214
>queer eskimo woman
I doubt that is true, it is far too internally contradictory, I've yet to meet the eskimo family where their father wouldn't beat their daughter up and down the house for being queer.
I have heterosexual eskimo friends who maintained the charade that they were sleeping in separate beds into their 30s until they got married (which they felt pressured to do). When I stayed with my own girlfriend’s parents in Turkey I had to maintain the charade that I was just a friend and sleep in a separate bed, whilst in a great exercise in double think the neighbours were told we were married because they aren't as open minded about a mid-30s women having male friends.
|>>|| No. 27215
From my experience in student politics, I'd say the majority of people involved have good intentions, but they're so caught up in social justice dogma that they come across as arseholes.
I was briefly involved with my uni's fisherperson campaign group, and attended a meeting where they drew up a list of their allies and enemies. Enemies included the uni's Jewish society (as Israel-Palestine is a fisherperson issue and good fisherpersons are pro Palestine), the city's women's centre (too many cis women who have problems sharing their space with trans women), and the uni's atheist/agnostic society (they had a female former eskimo come in to do a talk about why she moved away from Islam and into atheism - this was Islamophobic.)
I don't think there was any malice behind these groups being labelled as enemies, it was just the logical conclusion of their particular brand of social justice.
|>>|| No. 27216
>I don't think there was any malice behind these groups being labelled as enemies, it was just the logical conclusion of their particular brand of social justice.
I'm sure you're right, but I'm still imagining the response they'd have to any other group even jokingly refering to any minority group as an enemy. Fucking hell.
|>>|| No. 27217
Cunts who litter and spit.
Spit down a drain and find a bin you cunts.
|>>|| No. 27219
>I voted Green and even I can see it's insufferable twats like these who mean we're going to be in almost perpetual Tory rule.
This. My soul is red to the very core, but these people are so monumentally unhelpful I actually half suspect the entire social justice movement of being a CIA psy-op.
What really grinds my gears is how they've taken basically everything from Marxist theory EXCEPT the economic parts- i.e the parts that really matter. They're fully and 100% in favour of the consumer capitalist system, they just want people to have a plethora of colourful pronouns to chose from.
It's perfectly fine to waste your existence labouring at a dead-end job for someone else's profit, as long as there are equally as many men, women, and ethnic minorities being exploited at once.
|>>|| No. 27220
I don't rule out deliberate action being behind it, but at the very least it's a strong media and academic bias that only allows very distorted versions of challenging beliefs into public consciousness. There's a reason the BBC only interviews figures like Noam Chomsky or Norman Finkelstein once in a blue moon. Tariq Ali is treated with open hostility in your typical mainstream news programme:
I also suspect that well meaning but rather naïve thinkers and activists are given wide publicity specifically so their flaws can be broadcast as widely as possible. Russell Brand comes to mind.
|>>|| No. 27221
Whilst Tory types come out with superficial bullshit along the lines of "don't breed them if you can't feed them", "people are poor because they don't work hard enough" and "austerity means living within your means", they actually resonate with people because there is a grain of truth with them that appeals at face value. It doesn't really stand up to scrutiny, but it has appeal.
Priggish types who are in a constant crusade to see who can be the most righteous succeed in alienating many people and pushing them in the exact opposite direction. Categorising groups so you can paint them as the other and casually disregard their views rather than engaging with them does not win people over. They're too wrapped up their own backsides to see the wider picture and care only for brownie points and their perceived moral superiority.
Both groups oversimplify and paint things are pure black or white. However, I'd rather the Tories weren't in power and it's the priggish types I'm far more concerned will keep them in power.
|>>|| No. 27222
Hang on, the post I replied to has just vanished.
|>>|| No. 27223
>I actually half suspect the entire social justice movement of being a CIA psy-op.
Didn't that actually happen with the Occupy Wall Street movement? I'm sure I read about it being infiltrated by intelligence agency plants who would halt progress by making every meeting descend into pointless bickering, proving more effective than they'd ever dreamed it would be. I mean read it somewhere proper, not just a 4chan screenshot.
|>>|| No. 27224
As glib as it might sound, I think it's mostly just teenage rebellion.
When I was a kid, you could really outrage your dad by dyeing you hair green or listening to records with rude lyrics or going vegetarian. If you came home from university with a nose piercing or a tattoo, your mum might cry. If you really wanted to make your parents freak out, you could have a gay phase.
These days, most parents don't really give a shit about any of that stuff. If you're a student in 2018, your parents probably have tattoos and piercings of their own. When they say "music was better in my day", they might well be reminiscing about gurning their jaw off in Ibiza or climbing over the fence at Glastonbury. If they catch you with a bit of weed, there's a very real possibility that they'll ask you for a bit and start droning on about all the Thai stick and Lebanese black they used to smoke. I know a lot of women who would be delighted if their son turned out to be gay.
If you're a teenager with that innate teenage urge to rebel against your parents, what's left? Politics. Everyone gets riled up about politics. Social justice is perfect for this, especially if your parents are middle class liberals. By inventing a load of new minorities and new kinds of oppression, you get to be part of a special club of super good people who are fighting for the rights of oppressed minorities.
You get to be furious at your dad because he supports LGBT rights instead of LGBTQQIAAP+ rights. He's got no chance of keeping up with all the new pronouns because he's got better things to do than spend four hours a day on acrobat, so you'll always have something to throw in his face as proof that he's an old fogey. If you went the other way and joined the Young Conservatives, your parents would be ashamed of you; by going even further to the left of them, they have the niggling suspicion that maybe they should be ashamed of themselves.
|>>|| No. 27225
Agent provocateurs exist in just about every grassroots political movement. Even in my pokey Welsh hometown, a well known anarchist blogger wrote about a close friend who turned out to be a member of the South Wales Police. Even groups you imagine wouldn't be worth infiltrating and monitoring often are.
|>>|| No. 27226
I can't remember which thread I posted in about breaking my hand the other day, but I've just come back from the fracture clinic where I thought they'd just take the strapping off and send me on my way with an admonishment to be more careful next time but no, not today. The actual radiologist looked at the scans and found two fractures in a completely different place than the nurse had told me and I'm now in an ulnar cast for the next 4 weeks. I've only hand the damn thing on for 2 hours and I already want it off. Ugh.
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