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>> No. 423374 Anonymous
4th January 2019
Friday 10:04 pm
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New weekend thread. First weekend of the year edition.

How's it going, lads?
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>> No. 423673 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 6:16 pm
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Yeah, David Cameron's shed was only about £20k. What kind of shed is this?
>> No. 423674 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 6:29 pm
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Shed-of-my-dreams, 20m by 10m, with 5m lean-to, to light industrial standards. That price doesn't include groundworks, floor or fitting out.
Time to rein in my ambitions a bit. Ah well.
>> No. 423675 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 6:34 pm
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>>423674
>20m by 10m

That's huge!
>> No. 423676 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 6:47 pm
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>>423674

Fucking hell, you could buy a warehouse that size for less than that.

That's what I'd quite like instead of a shed, I've looked at them before. Maybe rent or buy a farmer's spare barn or an ex-garage or something and turn it into a big weird man cave. I like the idea of it being hidden away on some back street, a place to go that isn't at the bottom of the garden is admittedly very impractical but very appealing to me.
>> No. 423677 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 7:36 pm
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>>423676
Yeah, moving from agricultural to light industrial standard multiplied the price by three. Extra insulation, sturdier beams, bigger footings. Will see if I can get closer to a sweet spot.
Buying a barn somewhere would be cheaper, but I really want this at home. I've rented places in the past, and it's just a pain, long term.

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>> No. 423594 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 5:12 pm
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New mid-week thread for the new year.

What is, or isn't happening in your life, .gs?
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>> No. 423655 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 9:22 pm
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I'm struggling with the turn in the weather. It is too fucking cold.
>> No. 423656 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 9:58 pm
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>>423655
I completely agree. Now comes the real struggle of getting out of bed in the morning for work.
>> No. 423657 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:11 pm
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Is it just me or are people a lot smellier than they used to be? Not necessarily bad smells, just... more and stronger smells.
>> No. 423658 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:17 pm
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>>423657
I've noticed it lately myself but just put it down to bad Christmas gifts. The lifts at work reek of perfume.
>> No. 423660 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:50 pm
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>>423657
I wonder if it is the time of year, or the weather - I also found I could smell everything the past couple of days.

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>> No. 421445 Anonymous
30th October 2018
Tuesday 8:25 pm
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Hello I got redirected from Russian board to here.
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>> No. 422825 Anonymous
11th December 2018
Tuesday 2:03 pm
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>>421447
In Russian, the country is called Германия, but its citizens are called немцы. Германцы, on the other hand, refers to Germanic tribes.
>> No. 422827 Anonymous
12th December 2018
Wednesday 1:02 am
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>>421529
Жуст ми? Хау дысаппойнтинг...

майт аз велл вен - cпурдо спадре ЕбИН хД
>> No. 423644 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 1:44 pm
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оу. этот тред еще жив.
Привет Вам из Киева.

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omg. This thread is still alive.
Greetings from Kiev.
>> No. 423654 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 9:10 pm
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>>423644
>Киева

Київa, конечно? КАТЦАП ОБНАРУЖИЛ))))))))))))
>> No. 423659 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 10:41 pm
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>>423654
Ah damnit, I forgot to use the accusative case. I really am terrible at languages.

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>> No. 364298 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 4:47 pm
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ITT: Weird dreams you've had lately.

I actually dreamed last night that I was in Australia, visiting the two blokes from the Foster's adverts in their beach hut. Sure enough, they gave me a Foster's, and I said "cheers, guys"... and then one of them said to me "oh no mayt, we don't say cheers heere. We say 'You little ripper!'"

Quite bizarre... has this dream got any deeper meaning, or have I just been watching too much telly lately?
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>> No. 423615 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 1:06 pm
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>>423614
>nothing weird
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16th January 2019
Wednesday 1:16 pm
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>>423615
She's fit and looks like she was a game girl.

There's something about her that seriously gives me the horn and there's nothing wrong with thinking about slipping her one.
>> No. 423617 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 1:28 pm
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>>423614

She looks a lot like a girl I used to go out with.

She always seemed the type to go and get herself murdered, too.
>> No. 423639 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 1:01 pm
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>>423616
>nothing wrong
>perfectly normal

yikes

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 423667 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 1:17 pm
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>>423639

Blimey.

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>> No. 423282 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 8:52 pm
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Happy New Year lads. You got anything going on? Any resolutions you want to share?

This year I'm doing my annual tradition of foregoing the parties to stay in being a complete manchild. Made dinner with the Aquabats blaring and later on I'm going to watch some anime. All while getting pissed and seeing if the phone I ordered is actually going to be delivered today like the UPS website suggests.

My resolution this year is to budget responsibly which I've already been making cracking progress on these past couple of months. I've set up a little tally with budgeted amounts a little in excess so each category builds a nest egg for months I overspend. Things are looking good so long as I keep it up.
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>> No. 423611 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 12:20 pm
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>>423610
Did they teach you how to catch them though? You can hardly expect to skin them if you can't catch them.
>> No. 423612 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 12:47 pm
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>>423611

Not him but they never taught me anything remotely useful in cubs. I got hit by a firework the leader bloke set up wrong and got a cool scar on my arm, though.

Never bothered with scouts but I think they taught how to trap.

It's not hard to catch a rabbit, mind. You can basically shout at one until it dies of shock.
>> No. 423613 Anonymous
16th January 2019
Wednesday 12:52 pm
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>>423612
It depends entirely on the group; there's a lot of pot luck. My son went to Scouts last night and he did ironing, cooking and washing up. Then again, they have done things like potholing, rock climbing and steering a narrow boat so it's swings and roundabouts.
>> No. 423632 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 11:15 am
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>>423611
No, original poster here.
One of the leaders turned up with a dead rabbit. Don't know how he got it. The only thing that I actually learned from the shouting movement was how to masturbate and put up a tent.
>> No. 423637 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 12:21 pm
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>>423543
I don't really have problems with reconciling my or whoever else's place in the world. More so if it's war, of which my granddad told never to glorify one unless there's profit to be made.
I just feel inadequate, incompetent and infantile, and probably am.
Possibly lack of self-love and low levels of self-respect and that I was never taught about these things.

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>> No. 423571 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 9:18 pm
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What's the best ~40" TV I can buy with a budget of up to £400? I was thinking of something like this, although I have a Samsung at the moment and there's been the odd niggle.

https://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue40nu7120-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-40-inch-with-tvplus-360-design-ultra-hd-certified-black/p3531207

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/4k-ultra-hd-tvs/lg-43uk6400plf.html

Are TVs similar to smartphones these days, as in it's much of a muchness between them all?
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>> No. 423573 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 9:50 pm
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>What's the best ~40" TV I can buy with a budget of up to £400?

Are you dolescum or an actual working member of society?
>> No. 423576 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 10:17 pm
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>Are TVs similar to smartphones these days, as in it's much of a muchness between them all?

There's a big difference in picture quality and some difference in ease of use. They all have pretty poor speakers because they're so thin, so I'd strongly recommend budgeting for a soundbar, preferably with a subwoofer.

I can second the recommendation of HiSense. The A6200 has remarkable picture quality for the price and the menu system isn't a pain in the arse.

https://www.avforums.com/review/hisense-h50a6200uk-review.15431

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/4k-ultra-hd-tvs/hise-h43a6200uk.html
>> No. 423579 Anonymous
14th January 2019
Monday 10:34 pm
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>>423576

> They all have pretty poor speakers because they're so thin, so I'd strongly recommend budgeting for a soundbar, preferably with a subwoofer.

This is almost never a bad idea, even with TVs from the big and trusted brand names. But to get the most out of your TV, especially in the livingroom, your best bet still is probably connecting it to your home hi-fi system. It will save you the expense of a sound bar in any case. Then again, if you live in a block of flats or even a terrace, watching an action film via a set of full size hi-fi speakers late at night could annoy your neighbours.

You could indeed get better sound out of even the most basic CRT television sets back in the day, usually because the TV's whole case was your resonance chamber. This meant that even a set of very budget 4'' drivers could deliver full and rich sound.
>> No. 423589 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 6:14 am
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>>423579

Proper hi-fi speakers are a better choice in terms of fidelity, but they're more expensive unless you go second-hand and they're a bit messy and fiddly compared to a soundbar. They can also be a bit phlegmatic to fit in smaller rooms, especially if you're planning on wall-mounting the TV. I have an ageing set of PMC speakers and a Yamaha receiver that I'm very happy with, but most people aren't willing to have a load of boxes and wires cluttering up their lounge.
>> No. 423606 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 8:40 pm
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>>423589

>Proper hi-fi speakers are a better choice in terms of fidelity, but they're more expensive unless you go second-hand and they're a bit messy and fiddly compared to a soundbar.

You can get very decent quality these days from a set of used hi-fi speakers for quite little money. On the mechanical side of speaker design, the technological advances the last 10 to 15 years really weren't that fundamental anymore, and a decent pair from the mid-2000s will not sound considerably worse than what you can buy today.

A lot depends nowadays on good DSP inside your amplifier. But even a noteworthy brand name ampflifier from 10-15 years ago, with DSP, can be had for a song today. If you can do without wi-fi access on your amp, a mid-2000s Yamaha, Harman Kardon or even an Onkyo amp will be cheap as chips.

Personally I'd always go that route. Sound bars are convenient and all, but they simply won't give you the richness of an all out hi-fi sound system.

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>> No. 423510 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 9:26 pm
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Can you lads tell me if I'm being a cunt?

My housemate is a complete nightmare. I actively dislike very, very few people in my life but I dislike this man.

I live in a flatshare with him and one other person, we didn't know each other before moving in and I missed the warning signs in a need to quickly find somewhere to live when I moved to London.

For context, we live in a pricey flat (over 3k between us per month), we have good jobs, I'm in my twenties, both of the others are in their thirties, the one I don't like being 34.

He seems to have zero, and I mean zero, awareness of those around him. When I moved in, he would start cooking in the kitchen at 1am and just play music really loudly or hoover his room. I've gone out and asked him what he thought he was doing and he's since stopped.

It doesn't end there though he simply never washes up, hoards dirty plates and glasses in his room and then when he does bring it out after weeks just dumps it in the sink and leaves it.

I once confronted him about it and he, again, acted nice and apologetic although pretended he didn't remember if it was his stuff (it was, me and the other housemate always wash up), but then when the other housemate was there claimed 'he was being forced to be the maid and wash up' despite the fact he's a literal health risk.

He steals shit from the bathroom, he shuts his door like he's slamming shut a nuclear bunker door, has nearly burnt down the flat twice by going to bed and leaving the stove on to burn things and need the fire brigade to be called, and is generally just a giant man-child pain in the arse.
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>> No. 423533 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 9:58 pm
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>>423532

And he'll either straight up tell the flatmate it was OP wot dobbed him in, or he'll figure it out anyway, and resume his midnight hoovering to spite him.
>> No. 423534 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 10:30 pm
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>>423533
It'll be a 50/50 chance, so if he isn't told he can assume it's one of the other two.

Also, it's worth checking the exact wording of the tenancy agreement for this. Mine prohibits running a business, which would not prevent me forming a company to work as a contactor, but would prevent me from selling cheese on the internet, through a company or not.
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12th January 2019
Saturday 10:39 pm
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>>423534
> but would prevent me from selling cheese on the internet
I bet you could get away with it, if you did it caerphilly!
>> No. 423538 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 11:26 am
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>>423531

>>/101/13744
>> No. 423593 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 11:41 am
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Just chiming in to say, your flatmate is a cunt. Have you considered cutting your losses and moving into a studio flat? Otherwise, maybe you could do an intervention with the other flatmates and explain to this manchild, why his idiosyncratic bad habits are not wanted. You'd think he'd change his ways, but I wouldn't hold your breath. What do your other flatmates think about him? Or are they just used to it by now?

>>423535
Get your coat.

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>> No. 423500 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 3:27 pm
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Follow your family traditions, anon.
It's comfy and good for your health.
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>> No. 423508 Anonymous
11th January 2019
Friday 5:51 pm
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We don't have any, my genuinely autistic father and just plain anti-social mother have very negative outlooks when it comes to other people in general and for various reasons have very distant relationships with even their close relatives, leaving little chance for me to form any of my own. They are also seperated from one another, in case you had any idyllic images in your mind of their sneering being overcome with a love for one another.
>> No. 423529 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 5:33 pm
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>>423500

Granpa died with a rap sheet as big, bloody and varied as a copy of the Old Testament.

Pa was a closet homo, he married just to avoid social stigma. His HD was full of gay and pedo porn. I have some suspect that he was involved in some saville-style activities in his young age (both as giver and taker). May he burn slowly in Hell.

So, where do I start from?
>> No. 423540 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 2:15 pm
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>>423529
What did you granddad do?
>> No. 423542 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 2:43 pm
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>>423540
He was in the Wu Tang Clan
>> No. 423635 Anonymous
17th January 2019
Thursday 11:34 am
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>>423542
You poor thing.

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>> No. 423480 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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>> No. 423485 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 11:53 pm
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>> No. 423486 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 12:02 am
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>> No. 423493 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 1:46 pm
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>>423485
>>423486

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>> No. 415204 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 7:50 pm
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How much of this fair land of ours have you lads actually visited?

I've just been thinking about it and there's so many places in Britain I've never particularly laid my eyes on, especially the scenery and landscapes of Scotland. What are the "hidden gems" here that you would recommend people really should visit at least once in their lives? Unhidden gems too, for that matter.
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>> No. 423433 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 9:21 pm
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>>423432

It's just one of those commuter towns with a couple of council estates. It feels grim because it's the sort of place where you live, and maybe have a local pub in, but you work in Leeds and more often go out in Leeds (or Wakey if you're on a budget). The only people stuck in the town itself are doleys, teenage delinquents and pensioners. There are places like that up and down this country.

Sor of related, I know a lass from York who works in Leeds, and is moving to Castleford. She says it seems nice and she never goes out in York anyway. She's in for a shock and it's going to be funny as fuck.
>> No. 423434 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 10:07 pm
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>>423432

You should go to M&Ms world in Leicester square. That place is bizarre. I went the other day and the stench is unbelievable: the smell of m&ms is so strong it almost gives you an instant headache.

What an odd thing. Leicester square itself is a bit of a mystery, but four floors devoted to one brand of chocolate? I'd forgive it were it something like 'Dairy Milk World' or 'Jaffa Cake Land'. I think, rather wonderfully, Leicester square demonstrates the clear crapness of our nation.
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7th January 2019
Monday 10:13 pm
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>>423432
If you think it's bad now, the Haribo factory USED to be the massive building near the Morrison's. Imagine the smell then.

I always though the new factory looks far too dystopic to be a sweet factory.
>> No. 423437 Anonymous
7th January 2019
Monday 11:23 pm
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>>423434
Agreed, you never forget the smell of M&Ms World.

Even the concept of the place is utterly baffling. There are like five floors, maybe more. It's one in one of the biggest tourist spots in the country.

And it's filled, wall to wall, with merchandise of M&Ms.

And inexplicably, after ten years, it's still there.

It makes as much sense as a Twix theme park.
>> No. 423444 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 7:07 am
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>>423433
>I know a lass from York who works in Leeds, and is moving to Castleford. She says it seems nice and she never goes out in York anyway. She's in for a shock and it's going to be funny as fuck.

Oh, she's in for an absolute treat. It's a toss up between Cas and Dewsbury for the worst commuter town for working in Leeds.

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>> No. 423285 Anonymous
1st January 2019
Tuesday 12:04 am
423285 First post of the year, lads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeJXm7Tquk0

Happy New Year, chaps
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>> No. 423392 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 11:17 pm
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>>423389

Same, especially if you can stick an earbud in and get through some podcasts and that.

Even if not I imagine it's quite relaxing (though probably eventually quite tedious)
>> No. 423393 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 12:33 am
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>>423389
For a uni job I can't really fault it - the breaks are decent, the pay is good, the shifts aren't ridiculous, and I get 10% off everything except cigs and fuel. 'Happy' would be an extremely, extremely strong word though.

>>423392
You can at some shops, but not this one. What you instead get is the same playlist in roughly the same order of generic family-friendly chart pop, though recently I've noticed they've started throwing some 80s greatest hits type stuff in there.

I think maybe in a quieter (or better staffed) supermarket it would be relaxing, but while it's not obligatory that you stack the whole night's delivery before your shift is up, it's assumed that you will - sometimes you'll be working right up until home time. Tedious to me has an 'active' component, like you hate doing it as you're doing it - to me it's more mind-numbing - my brain just shuts off.
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6th January 2019
Sunday 12:49 am
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>>423393

>Tedious to me has an 'active' component, like you hate doing it as you're doing it - to me it's more mind-numbing - my brain just shuts off.

That's how I felt when I was washing dishes for a living. It was at a time when my brain shutting off for an evening was very welcome.

I used to jokingly call it meditative, but looking back, it actually was. I also really enjoyed a later job which was essentially opening oysters all day. Very relaxing, and just enough of a skill to feel like I wasn't wasting my life.
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6th January 2019
Sunday 1:53 am
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>>423393
Oh if its a uni job, then even more power to you. You're not going to be "happy" as you intimate, but it will introduce you to two things - most jobs have long periods of shit (there is a reason they call it work), even the ones you love and are really good at. The second important thing I learned working in supermarkets and doing uni jobs - many of the people you work with are fuckwits; it's a useful life lesson to learn how to tolerate stupid people, gladly.
>> No. 423396 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 10:34 am
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>>423337
Well sod them then.
There's a rather strange trend I've started to notice at various places: the tendency to conform and to voice adherence to what would have been named at other places as 'normie values'. Do forgive me my parlance but any other more formal term doesn't exactly describe the thing.
Even the more insufferable places seem like buying it.
>>423345
Quite. Add a bit of shift work in the past, that makes every day look like the other one.
I didn't mind as in general I had more days off and that mostly justified the price to pay: sometimes having to work when everybody else is celebrating.

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>> No. 422516 Anonymous
1st December 2018
Saturday 12:05 am
422516 Christmas 2018
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. 423278 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 5:26 pm
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>>423277
It is though.
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31st December 2018
Monday 5:53 pm
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>>423276
New Years day is a bank holiday m8. I should know because I seem to be the only fucker whose been at work the past couple weeks.
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31st December 2018
Monday 6:37 pm
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>>423279
Plan ahead with your annual leave. I haven't been at work since the 20th and I'm not back at work until Wednesday and it's only cost me three day's holiday.
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31st December 2018
Monday 7:15 pm
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>Plan ahead with your annual leave.

But I am. While everyone else took leave over Christmas I've been doing nothing all day at work and come the annual heatwave I'll use my saved leave to take the month off with some change for messy long-weekends while the weathers good.
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1st January 2019
Tuesday 1:53 pm
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>>423281
Well, that's another way to do it, aye.

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>> No. 418566 Anonymous
8th July 2018
Sunday 11:58 am
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Lads, I've been having a think. How much do you plan your life? As in:-

• "I want to live in a nice house in that lovely village I always pass through. Here's how I'm going to achieve it."
• "The ultimate aim in my career is to be doing x.
• "I want to retire by the time I'm 60. I'm going to put away x amount of money every month to try and achieve this."
• "By the time I'm 40 I'd like to have traveled to the Azores, Japan, New Zealand and the Galapagos islands."
• "I want to learn a new language in the next two years."
• "This summer I'm going to walk the Three Peaks, go white water rafting and start training for my first 10k."

You get the idea. I have a milestone birthday later this month and, whilst my life isn't without direction, I could probably do with some more concrete end goals and how these are to be achieved.
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>> No. 423227 Anonymous
28th December 2018
Friday 9:16 pm
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>>423226

That's actually something that's been discussed in a few different ways earlier in the thread.

I personally find long-term planning essential to getting the big stuff done, even when (especially when) short-term changes happen.

I guess it really depends on the nature of the goal, but I've found most things I've wanted in life haven't come about in the spontaneous way you describe.

It can happen, sometimes. You'll meet the person you eventually marry at a shit bowling themed birthday party you were thinking of skipping, or you'll be headhunted for a job you'd have never thought to apply for but fit into perfectly, etc., but this strikes me as much more rare.

Planning is for the stuff in life that requires consistent and conscious effort, things like getting fit or earning a PhD or finding meaningful work.

You're totally right that there's a hell of a lot you can get done by just actively participating in the world. But maybe planning is a process of exclusion, as well -- to decide you want a certain kind of future means deciding against others.
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29th December 2018
Saturday 3:47 pm
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>>423224
As someone who wasted a year before getting my current job I can empathise. Still, you've gotten yourself back into the system now which is a much bigger deal than you might think and now have that base to work on your goals. I Hope the new job goes well anyway.
>> No. 423264 Anonymous
30th December 2018
Sunday 3:51 pm
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Not really.
I do wish for some things and I do put some effort into it [0] but I can't control the whole process. And it isn't like life hasn't shovelled shite in my face at times multiplying the major part of work by zero.
Too chaotic.
Also, that old 'beware of your desires for they shall come true' adage makes sense now.
>>418570
Definitely idiosyncratic but not like it doesn't make any sense.
For some reason you reminded me of Bucky Fuller.
>>418737
> Simply put, you have a general idea about where you want to be headed
Actually this is how I see it too.
>>423222
This year I've got the position I'd been aiming for. I'm coasting along now, thinking where I should jump next.
If you've got weights right in your room, go for it lad. They're just the best for getting into shape - always nearby and you don't have to drive/go anywhere.

[0] On a very tangential note, I'd like to have a fancy house somewhere near the town's centre and something like W124/W126/W210/W212 - I like the cars of that period - to drive but at my current place of residence that would cost an awful amount of money.
>> No. 423271 Anonymous
30th December 2018
Sunday 8:46 pm
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I'm going to see how much of this shamanistic Toblerone I can polish off, and see where I go from there, really.
>> No. 423272 Anonymous
30th December 2018
Sunday 8:54 pm
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>>423271
Have you managed to successfully de-halal it?

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28th September 2018
Friday 5:39 pm
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Weekend thread: low sun being a cunt edition.
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>> No. 423260 Anonymous
30th December 2018
Sunday 1:52 pm
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>>423258

>see if you can get more off them

I've already got about 19.5kg more instant mash than I know what to do with. Why would I want more? I don't want to be going round the markets flogging bags of moody mash. My life is complicated enough without getting hassle off the council inspector about use-by dates and fucking EU labelling laws.
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30th December 2018
Sunday 2:31 pm
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>>423260
Well, if you have enough of it leftover you could just let it all loose from a tall hill on a wet and windy day. I'm sure local residents will see the funny side once they set out on their surreal morning commute.
>> No. 423267 Anonymous
30th December 2018
Sunday 6:07 pm
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If you cook all the mash and freeze it you can get around the law. Then you can just carve mash chunks off and stick it in the microwave to sell to students. Open a trendy mash bar, like people have done with cereal and crisp sandwiches. Give your neighbour 5% off the top to keep delivering you the goods, and once you've sold about half of your original haul you can likely afford a mash assistant to make the mash for you. Then you can concentrate on menu design and marketing (I can help you with that, my rates are scalable) If you're in a studenty area you could absolutely command about £3 per bowl of mash, that's three grand of pure profit per sack. You'd sell that in a fortnight at the very least in a populated city.

Once we've sold probably three or four sacks of short dated mash, your profit margin will likely allow for an overhaul of the premises, and the use of real, live potatoes, at which point the quality and perceived value of your operation will increase exponentially.

At this point you would hire an experienced chef to perfect the mash menu and start aiming for your first mention in the Michelin guide. While doing this we'd also be shopping for other locations and putting in place a plan to expand the business as a chain, or talking with food producers to strike a deal to sell an instant version of your famous mash in shops.
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30th December 2018
Sunday 6:21 pm
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>> No. 423269 Anonymous
30th December 2018
Sunday 6:44 pm
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When I was in primary school they used to do mash potato with cheese on top as a rare treat. Do that.

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