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|>>|| No. 23797
Bozza dead by next week, bet your house on it.
|>>|| No. 26866
The meme this post is referencing pre-dates the creation of this website, reportlad.
If someone posts alt-right shite, a pepe or greentext story let us know, but referencing a 13yo (at least) meme is not worth a ban.
|>>|| No. 26869
They need something to keep the picture desk going until Jumping Girls Day.
|>>|| No. 26871
The semiotics of "being at the beach" take precedence over the actual experience of the thing.
|>>|| No. 26872
Just imagine- Public loos aren't even open a lot of places.
It's madness. Don't people know there are other places you can go when it's warm, not just the edge of the water?
|>>|| No. 26874
I've learned not to trust these pictures. Only ones taken at a perpendicular angle can show you whether people are actually distancing properly.
|>>|| No. 26876
My friend went to the seaside last week; he said it was a bugger to park but it was nowhere near as busy as the pictures made out.
|>>|| No. 26879
>Public loos aren't even open a lot of places.
They can't close the sea, surely.
|>>|| No. 26880
Their pompous arrogance was in thinking that a photo such as that one of the beach was anything more than outrage bait, snapped by a soulless pap and published by a vicious tabloid rag, niether acting in good faith. I highlighted their ignorance, but it was on such open display I had not thought they would mind.
|>>|| No. 26885
>that a photo such as that one of the beach was anything more than outrage bait, snapped by a soulless pap and published by a vicious tabloid rag, niether acting in good faith
Well done, you. The DM in a nutshell.
It's the thief shouting catch the thief, innit.
|>>|| No. 26900
So, what, are you suggesting that the picture isn't representative of beaches up and down the UK? I mean yeah, normally I'd agree with you that it's the Mail misrepresenting facts, but the reason these photos have been so easy to acquire throughout lockdown is because they're really happening.
The best you can say is that it'll be good for the economy of our coastal towns, which are at best council estates by the sea most of the time. If you've ever visited somewhere like Blackpool or Scarborough out of season, you see a different side of the British coastal town. Most of them are truly grim, dilapidated and isolated, left behind ever since the cheap package holiday to Spain took away their reason to exist.
Nevertheless, there's still a pandemic on, and it's definitely dangerous having people packed in like that. We certainly ought to be encouraging people to think about countryside retreats instead of just packing out the beaches.
|>>|| No. 26902
>We certainly ought to be encouraging people to think about countryside retreats instead of just packing out the beaches.
No. For fucks sake no.
Yes it's snowdon, but there have been similar scenes at plenty of other beauty spots and hiking spots around the country.
What's worse has been the utter pricks taking disposable barbeques out to places like this and burning half the countryside down.
|>>|| No. 26905
You see that even without covid honestly. Last time I drove out to Snowdonia, about three or four years back, there were people parked up along the edges of all those mental cliffside roads where it's only a flimsy wire fence keeping your car from a 50 metre drop, and going around every corner was nerve wracking in case someone was already coming when there's only room for single file traffic.
|>>|| No. 26907
>Most of them are truly grim, dilapidated and isolated, left behind ever since the cheap package holiday to Spain took away their reason to exist.
And so what. It was probably bad news if you had your life savings in a waterfront b&b or chippie there, but that's just life. Meanwhile, Pablo in Tenerife was starting to make a killing by converting his illiterate fisherman dad's boat shed into a beach bar.
>and it's definitely dangerous having people packed in like that.
I largely agree, but where are people going to go in this kind of weather, and with Bojo pretty much making it impossible for the average Brit to go to Magaluf, you can hardly tell people to just stay put on their flat's balcony or in their back garden.
|>>|| No. 26917
>you can hardly tell people to just stay put on their flat's balcony or in their back garden.
You've lost me here. I have neither of those things and just spent the afternoon having a good wank to German mother-daughter porn like a normal person.
|>>|| No. 26918
Well at least you didn't have your wank on a balcony.
Any good then, that German porn?
|>>|| No. 26926
>Any good then, that German porn?
Same old shit with butchier women and almost everyone's blonde because it's made in the East. I soon realised my schoolboy error that any kind of incest-leaning pornography (I was specially looking for three-ways) needs a story and tension which typical porn can't deliver. It's something the game Summertime Saga got right where fucking your mum is appropriately paced and connected to you becoming the man of the house. Anyway, soon got bored and watched a few solo videos - socially distanced.
Still a better way to spend a hot afternoon than being at the beach surrounded by noisy morons. Not even a proper beach, Brighton doesn't have sand and its just a London suburb for middle class labour fanatics.
|>>|| No. 26927
> a better way to spend a hot afternoon
Well, each to their own and I'm glad you're happy, but I'd argue that my day literally fixing up an old shed (tomorrow I'm going to build it a new roof) is a much better day than either watching incest-porn or sweating on a pebbly beach with a sea of cunts.
Did sweat like a bastard though, and I'm hoping it's about 5 degrees cooler tomorrow else I'm never going to be lifting all these OSB3 boards I need.
|>>|| No. 26930
Why? It has no roof, I am literally building a new one from scratch.
How do you think I could phrase that better?
|>>|| No. 26932
I'm going to build a new roof for it.
The pronoun right there after the build to me suggests an emotional closeness with the thing.
Say if a man was talking about building a new wardrobe for his wife:
I'm going to build her a new wardrobe.
That sounds fine.
But maybe I've just underestimated how much you love your shed.
|>>|| No. 26933
>suggests an emotional closeness with the thing
You what mate? Why would one not be emotionally close to a shed, particularly one in a state of (temporary) disrepair?
>I've just underestimated how much you love your shed.
This is heresy. Do you understand the history of this site?
I'm literally doing gods work today.
|>>|| No. 26934
Never underestimate shed culture.
Been trying to get my parents to put up a shed in their garden, but my dad says, not without reason, that there is plenty of space in the back of their garage for all the stuff that normally goes in a shed. Especially now that they've traded in their trusty old Land Rover for a hatchback.
|>>|| No. 26935
>Well, each to their own and I'm glad you're happy, but I'd argue that my day literally fixing up an old shed (tomorrow I'm going to build it a new roof) is a much better day than either watching incest-porn or sweating on a pebbly beach with a sea of cunts.
I feel attacked. You're comparing my Friday night with a Sunday project that you probably won't finish until next weekend. At least the dole-scum at the beach didn't have to go to work on Friday and might even be putting sheds up themselves.
Can someone make a Weekend thread on Friday? I'd do it myself but it's too much responsibility.
|>>|| No. 26936
>that you probably won't finish until next weekend
I feel so seen. The last materials turn up on Tuesday, so I'm hoping for a small miracle on Wednesday. Yes, I know about the torrential storms forecast and that WILL NOT GET IN THE WAY NO SIR.
|>>|| No. 26967
At least with the bubonic plague, you have a short incubation period and the symptoms are apparent quickly. It's easy to spot and isolate people who have it, because they deteriorate very rapidly and dramatically. And it normally only gets passed on from person to person if you get pneumonia and cough droplets on somebody. So there is a very short window where somebody could go undetected and pass it on to somebody else. By the time that you'd have full-on plague-induced pneumonia, you would already be horribly sick looking, so that no airport personnel in the world would let you get on a plane.
|>>|| No. 26968
>you would already be horribly sick looking, so that no airport personnel in the world would let you get on a plane.
You've clearly never seen the passengers on a Ryanair to Dalaman.
|>>|| No. 26971
Ryanair try their hardest but haven't succeeded yet.
Genuinely, after working with (not for) the company and their crew, I wouldn't fly on one. If there's ever going to be another pilot error or engineering negligence related air crash in Europe again, it will be them, I have little doubt. Air travel is very safe, but "complacent" is a word I would use to describe their operational philosophy.
|>>|| No. 26972
Bubonic plague pops up in Mongolia from time to time, nothing unusual really, just a good click generating headline.
|>>|| No. 26985
Think I have the virus.
Have ordered a government testing kit.
Nice knowing you all lads.
|>>|| No. 26986
>Britain has entered the deepest recession since records began as official figures on Wednesday showed the economy shrank by more than any other major nation during the coronavirus outbreak in the three months to June.
>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP), the broadest measure of economic prosperity, fell in the second quarter by 20.4% compared with the previous three months – the biggest quarterly decline since comparable records began in 1955.
|>>|| No. 26996
So will people stop sucking Rishi Sunak's cock now like he didn't just directly piss something like £500bn straight up the wall for little tangible benefit?
|>>|| No. 26999
He's been rearranging the deck chairs for sure, but I don't think we can blame him directly. He's had a good lockdown and would be coming in for far more deserved criticism had he done nothing.
|>>|| No. 27003
I tend to see lockdown as a sudden jolt into the inevitable, but now I'm starting to think it's worse than that. If the global economy had gone into recession during so called "boom-times" then it might have provoked a bit more soul-searching and analysis, but instead the pandemic shanked the economy right through the ribs and left it bleeding from the liver. Now we've got a planet full of finance ministers who reckon that with enough stay-cations, discounted pub lunches and lifted lockdowns things will go back to normal. Right-wingers and centrists blamed the Great Recession on too much public spending, at least in the UK they did, but now they're the ascendent force in politics and they've been handed a perfect excuse for why actually infinite growth is actually possible, just so long as nothing ever bad happens ever again. I'm not saying that if we had more a more generous social security system and large-scale public housing this whole thing would have been a breeze, but as it is right now I'm massively concerned at how many people will be homeless after this economic collapse and many of the people who've lost their incomes will be emotionally bereft and financially stressed, and that's not a good place for people to be on a human level or an economic one.
I've said this before, but I've seen the term popping up again recently; "late capitalism" always strikes me as being very optimistic. I think we could just be the Lollards or the Hussites in some great and terrible economic reformation. Lots of people know this isn't the best way of doing things, but they're too set in their ways, personally invested or just don't know of an alternative to change it. And that's assuming these people are pro-reformation to begin with, it's not like this knife's edge way of runnng the economy is making everyone a victim.
I don't know, I don't know. I should probably read shed loads of political and economic theory, but the answers seem so obvious. A) Don't obliterate the planet in a climate crisis B) Stop allowing the wealth gap to expand and expand C) Make sure everyone's basic needs are met so that they may persue their own higher needs unimpeded. Do I really need to read two-hundred-and-fifty-years of archaic sounding and jargon filled text to confirm that these very obvious answers are in fact very obvious?
I'm not that lad's friend who took coke btw.
|>>|| No. 27005
Whichever side of the political spectrum you fall on, it's hard to deny one thing, and that's that our (i.e the West in general) economies used to be much more robust and self-sufficient. Gradually, over years of progressively more radical neo-liberal stewardship, we've allowed the meat to be stripped from the bones, and we've been happy to do it because there's usually enough short term profit to be made that nobody is going to complain. It's like an old log cabin with an infestation of termites gnawing away inside the beams, eroding the structural integrity of the whole place while it still appears, on the surface, to be absolutely fine; but the slightest weight causes it to crumble into dust and the whole place collapses.
I might have been able to buy that lovely Marshall amp I got recently for £600 because it was made in Vietnam instead of Milton Keynes, so naturally I'm happy, and the business who sold me it is happy because their margin is higher too. It doesn't sound any different just because it's got Vietnamese wires soldering the bits together, even if some internet cork sniffers insist otherwise. All fine and dandy. But we, in the UK and the US at least, are reaching a point where we have very little left. We've outsourced everything, what little we haven't is owned by somebody else, and there's only so long we can get by on call centres and an over-inflated property market.
I was playing an old SimCity stoned recently and it hit me how profoundly that game nails neo-liberal economics. Anyone who's played SimCity knows it's easy to piss all your money away and end up in loads of debt, wondering why nothing is getting better when you're spending shitloads on schools and efficient public transport. What you actually have to do to manage a successful city, is purposely inflict austerity on your sims, and keep it up no matter how bad your approval ratings get. You have to keep your zones limited so that demand goes up, because that increases land values. You have to intentionally hold back on developing your city's economy, to make it a more attractive place to develop. You have to gentrify it.
Sage for rambling.
|>>|| No. 27006
>You have to keep your zones limited so that demand goes up, because that increases land values. You have to intentionally hold back on developing your city's economy, to make it a more attractive place to develop. You have to gentrify it.
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