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>> No. 448954 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 11:40 am
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New weekday thread: hump day edition.
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>> No. 449109 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:49 pm
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I guess now he's a really dead ringer for love.
>> No. 449110 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:52 pm
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I guess the morning came.
>> No. 449111 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 8:26 pm
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Not a dry eye in the house here.
>> No. 449112 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:35 pm
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Bowls is just warm curling. They should show curling on TV sometimes; it's surprisingly popular every Winter Olympics, and I know they have a league because I watched it once on some obscure Sky channel. I bet it would be hugely popular in the winter months.
>> No. 449113 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:36 pm
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I didn't eat anything for tea, now I'm hungry, but the only real thing I could make out of the fridge is carbonara, and eating egg, cheese and pasta at this hour would definitely give me violent sexual nightmares, so I think I'm just going to have to have a couple of spoons of peanut butter and go to bed.


>> No. 31490 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:27 pm
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How do I square the circle that I've always believed you should live life passionately rather than in a state of sleepwalking but that with age you just stop caring at work. I'm lucky enough to have an incredibly interesting career but I've still reached the point of going through the motions.

I don't really want to throw things away or play silly buggers in my 30s but I'm tired and it's hard to care. Everyone is a fucking idiot and it all gets pointless when nothing actually gets done.
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>> No. 31491 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:34 pm
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Unless you're incredibly lucky, work isn't real life, it's the thing you do to support your actual life, in which you can find things to be passionate about.

I don't hate my job or anything, but it's never going to be the highlight of my week. I do try to take on new projects I might care about, or try and develop other, younger colleagues, but other than that, I'm quite content to gather money for not much effort, because it means I can spend my energy at home on things I love, like arguing on the internet.


>> No. 36631 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 8:22 am
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Pensioner blames £3 M&S tuna and sweetcorn sandwich for 'terrible tummy ache'

https://www.hullPlease don't ban

That's it. That's literally it. A pensioner ate a sandwich and got tummy ache. It's never dull in Hull.

I challenge you lads to find a more pointless news story than this.
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>> No. 36632 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 8:26 am
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I challenge you to find the existing thread for such strories.
>> No. 36633 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 8:28 am
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It's about 1,850 posts long, it's time for a new thread.
>> No. 36636 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 9:17 am
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Your mum needs a new thread IYKWIM
>> No. 36637 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 9:29 am
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I'd give her a few days, she's just had a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich.
>> No. 36697 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:27 pm
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>Gardaí are investigating the death of an elderly man in Carlow town, whose body was brought into a post office by two other men, in what appeared to be an attempt to claim the deceased man’s pension.

>The bizarre series of events began when a man entered the post office premises of Hosey’s shop and post office on Staplestown Road at about 11.30 am on Friday, seeking to collect the weekly pension on behalf of another man. He was informed by a staff member that the man himself would have to be present if payment of the pension was to be made.

>This man left and a short time later two men, accompanied by a third man in his 60s, entered the post office. These two men are appear have sought pension payment for the third man, who appeared to be propped up. A woman who had become suspicious of the men’s movements alerted a post office staff member and no cash was handed over. The body of the deceased was then left at the scene when the two men fled after suspicions were raised.


>> No. 36687 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:58 pm
/news/36687 Ukraine Crisis
Let's take a break from Thatcherlad arguing with Marxlad and talk about geopolitics. So what do we reckon about this year's bi-annual lurching forward of the doomsday clock?

I think this is a pretty sensible breakdown.

Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse. The extent to which the media portrays Russia as the unambiguous bad guys while NATO continues to push them borders on completely delusional, like saying the sky is green or the sea is made of sand. Russia and Putin are no saints by any means, but what did we (the West) expect by constantly encroaching on their security interests?

The UK and EU badly need to distance themselves from America, I feel like they are going to become dangerous friends to have if moments like this and China's overtures on Taiwan play out as their own Suez crisis.
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>> No. 36692 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 8:58 pm
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If such a thing happened, which obviously it never would, I would disapprove of that too. Because you're not meant to tell other countries how to run their business.
>> No. 36693 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:13 pm
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Unfortunately, countries are a lot like neighbours. You might want them to mind their own business, and you might not give a fuck what they're doing in their own property. But sometimes, you have no choice but to confront them over how they keep leaving their bins at the end of your drive. Only the bins are nuclear missiles.
>> No. 36694 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:42 pm
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>It is none of Russia's business whether or not Ukraine wishes to join NATO

This. Russia's recent ultimatum to NATO involves an effective sphere of influence in not only Ukraine but even Poland where the US is perceived as in need of grand bargain to counteract China and the European security alliance as faltering thanks to the vanity of France and Germany. But despite the limp-wristed attitude of Biden the West has already seen off one pressure tactic where Belarus attempted to force a refugee crisis.

Its threat that we know from the long-term predictions of the Russian economy will be used in future to bully economic concessions and as we see from the Caucasus and history of Ukraine itself will still seep in to sow internal conflict or even outright annexation. There's a reason even the Swedes are going mental at the moment and its not good at a time when Russia has spent year building up foreign currency reserves while the west is perilously sensitive to Russian gas diplomacy.

On the broader realist perspective; the problem the school has is it too often presumes a state (that you're in at time of writing) to have free-will. NATO expansion was an inevitability and the weight of Poland alone will pull the west deeper into conflict. EU expansion couldn't have been stopped by the US despite Moscow's view that it's a stalking horse and Ukraine fell into the western orbit because the people living in Ukraine (now run by a Jewish fascist president as Mendeleev recently went to point out) threw their puppet government out of power. What the West could've done to avoid all this was to integrate Russia into the west during the 90s and avoid the country becoming a basket case but we didn't so there we go.
>> No. 36695 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:49 pm
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Or in the case of Eastern Europe, anti-ballistic missiles. Or in Ukraine, the red-line recently moved to having any sort of western military presence such as training a countries military to defend itself against a neighbour that illegally occupies 7% of the country. Whataboutism doesn't really work in this situation.
>> No. 36696 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 10:13 pm
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>Standing back from the situation it seems obvious that US led brinkmanship and almost psychopathic foreign policy only makes a bad situation worse.

The problem with almost all of U.S. foreign policy has always been that Americans have a hard time admitting when they are wrong. Their world view is that they are the beacon of freedom and democracy, that they are the most compassionate and generous nation on Earth, and that they must spread those values across the globe, much in the same way that evangelists think they have to proselytise their religious faith. It's also maybe no complete coincidence that much of the Ukraine kerfuffle that still persists today happened under Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, who is a devout Methodist, a Christian fundamentalist denomination that is particularly known for its proselytism and the belief in its own moral superiority and the urge to spread its gospel.

Then again, when it gets down to down-and-dirty power politics, there are enough realists in the American government who know they are only doing it to further and cement the sheer power that the U.S. wields over the rest of the world. There is no room for idealism at that level, it's all about dominance, strategic influence, and access to critical resources and raw materials.

NATO's Eastern Expansion, then, wasn't as much an act of wide-eyed liberalism as the linked article suggests. I'm very sure there were at all times enough hawkish realists in the American government who simply spotted a chance to weaken their old adversary of Russia by diminishing and geographically reducing its sphere of influence. It was probably a welcome side effect that the former Communist satellite states transformed into Western-style capitalist parliamentary democracies that opened up to international trade, but the real Great Game the hawks in the American government and in NATO were playing was a different one.


>> No. 70322 YubYub
20th January 2022
Thursday 5:40 pm
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Who do you think is the next celebrity to be revealed to be a carpet-bagger case, therefore rendering all their years of work unbroadcastable, a la Jimmy saville? I think it's Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Seems to have a lot of fingers in a lot of pies, and he's always so nice and pleasant, he must be hiding the darkness within his heart. Maybe Ashley Banjo too.
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>> No. 70343 Paedofag
21st January 2022
Friday 3:18 pm
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I've heard similar things concerning men and Kate Humble.
>> No. 70344 Are Moaty
21st January 2022
Friday 4:01 pm
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>Gok Wan

His name is an anagram of GO WANK, no less.

I've always felt that Cliff Richard only dodged Yewtree because they couldn't make anything stick. There were allegations by three different men who were young teenagers when he allegedly fondled them. He did win his court cases, but you can't help feeling like there's something latently dodgy about celebs who shroud their sexuality in secrecy all their lives, especially in times like ours when coming out gay is hardly going to raise an eyebrow anymore. Your nan who used to swoon over Sir Cliff when she was a teenager would hardly have a heart attack if he went public about being gay.

On the other hand, Freddie Mercury did avoid the question all his life and up to his death bed, and always refused to comment in detail when pressed, and he wasn't a wrongun, but those were arguably different times.
>> No. 70345 Searchfag
21st January 2022
Friday 7:02 pm
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Homosexuality is not very Christian in some people's eyes.
>> No. 70346 Samefag
21st January 2022
Friday 7:31 pm
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>> No. 70347 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 8:51 pm
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How convenient.

Kind of a lame excuse for having adventures in Narnia.


>> No. 8117 Anonymous
6th January 2021
Wednesday 8:22 am
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Several lads here seem to have a grasp of investments and so on. Do any of you have a regular income outside "earner income"? What kind of category does it fall into, and how did you come into it?

I had a nice image, but brian isn't playing ball today. It's a list of different (very broad) types of income:
1 Earner income : work a job
2 Profit income : buy and sell
3 Interest income: lending money
4 Dividend income: owning stock
5 Rental income: renting out property
6 Capital gains : assets increase in value
7 Royalties: others use your work
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>> No. 9139 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 9:13 am
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First off, you need not to lose your head about inflation. It's most likely to be a short, sharp shock due to supply chain issues that should eventually resolve themselves.

Secondly, it depends entirely on the purpose of the money and when it'll be needed. Have you looked into whether you'd be better with a LISA rather than a H2BISA?
>> No. 9140 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 10:58 pm
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Well the savings are intended as more of an emergency slush fund and/or buffer to cover all the fees and bullshit when I eventually buy property. So I hope to keep them accessible. I'm exaggerating slightly at the inflation, but if I'm honest I'm not entirely convinced it will go back to normal any time soon, we live in strange times.

As for the ISA, I took it because it was what everyone recommended at the time, but I have about as much in it as the savings (I've been putting 200 in each every month for the past two and a bit years, more when I can) but they have since gone and changed the terns to give fuck all interest. I just figure that if I've come this far with it, I may as well stick it out to get the maximum bonus at the end.
>> No. 9141 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 8:31 am
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You can put £4k a year into a Lifetime ISA, so you could put the full ~£6k into one either side of the end of the tax year.

The H2BISA has a maximum amount you can contribute of £12k and it has to be used to buy a house by 2030 or you lose the chance to claim the bonus. The LISA can also be used to buy higher value properties outside of London.
>> No. 9142 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 8:53 am
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I should be reaching the limit by some time in 2024, and ha, London. No, I'm up North, which is the reason I have all this savings despite being a below average earning peasant.

But that's also why I feel protective over this money, because unlike for some people, if unavoidable economic misfortune wipes my meagre worth out, I won't be able to make it back in a hurry.

Secondary question, I can't be arsed to search for the threads about home ownership. How much of a decent idea is it to buy a council flat, if you live in one, hypothetically speaking?

Let's say I do live in one, my some miracle of fate, and the right to buy still exists (does it?), then I plan on finding myself a well off bird with a degree to move into a house with, and then I can rent the flat to students at inflated rates and become everything I once hated (except it's morally okay because fuck students).
>> No. 9143 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 8:30 pm
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>All of the purveyors of NFTs know exactly what they're doing.

I don't know about that. Apparently NFT makers getting mad about people using right-click is a thing.


>> No. 6441 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 3:38 pm
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What degrees did you lot do then? Do you reckon it helped you or do you wish you could have done something different?
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>> No. 6460 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 11:03 pm
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Well that's rather the trouble isn't it. All the confidence and worldly wisdom I've gained over the past decade is meaningless when you're surrounded by dickhead zoomers who think TikTok is the height of culture. If I could travel back in time and do it then, sure, but doing it now would likely only be depressing.

I've been considering pressuring my boss into sending me on one of those degree apprenticeships, but the pressure of working while doing a relatively hard degree would probably unravel me. I think I value the easy life more than money honestly; and while it's true that the money helps you live an easier life, it means several years of stress and anxiety I could do without first.

I just have really never gotten along with the education system. I went back to college in my mid-20s to get my current job, but frankly I hated every second of it, especially as an adult learner, still being treated like a child.
>> No. 6461 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 11:18 pm
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It would be if you dressed like this and constantly told everyone about how The Cribs are the greatest band ever.
>> No. 6462 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:27 am
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I studied a foreign language at uni, which a lot of people told me was gay and pointless but now I earn lots of money with it and every European I meet is downright impressed at my existence, so perhaps the detractors were gay and pointless after all.
>> No. 6463 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 3:17 pm
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Considering that most people start uni around age 18 to 20 and are out again by their mid-20s, 30 is well old. You are going to struggle to fit in with the other students and make friends, because at that age, ten years age difference is an eternity. Just going by my experience of being at uni in my early 20s. We had some thirtysomethings, but they tended to avoid most parties and get togethers and formed their own social group. And if they were invited to a house party, they would politely finish one glass of red wine standing in the corner before they would leave.

In terms of your career planning though, 30 is still somewhat young. If you've had a professional career up to that point and now either want to expand your career options or go into a different field altogether, then getting an (additional) degree could be worth looking into. I wouldn't go for something too lengthy though. Getting a full medical or law degree is a risk, because you will probably not be done with it before your late 30s, especially if you have to work part time to support yourself. So you'll be 35 or 36 before you can work in those fields in earnest, at which point you will compete against 22 year olds who will do the same work for less money.

I've also heard of people going back to university in their 40s, but a lot of the time, it's going to have to be with the understanding that you are mostly doing your degree for shits and giggles.
>> No. 6464 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:43 pm
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My parents met at university studying Modern Languages, then got married, moved to Brussels, and became astronomically wealthy with their language skills despite neither one of them having any ability to impart even a single pro tip for me. So I know you're telling the truth. Anyway, what language did you learn?


>> No. 23560 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 6:49 pm
/emo/23560 Minor angst and existential dread, Mk. I
We tend to have a lot of repeated threads here, but I also get the feeling people don't tend to post in /emo/ unless it's a big issue.

With this in mind I suggest that we have a thread for stuff that's got you down a bit and you need to get off your chest, without it being major enough to make an entire thread devoted to it. We can also use it as a go-to for minor relationship advice, work problems, social drama, and things like that.

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 31485 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 10:29 am
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Yes, my girlfriend and I are currently seeing an NHS psychosexual therapist. We've only had one appointment so far, but I have some reservations about her - there are some videos on YouTube of her being interviewed where she e.g. refers to pornography being mostly negative and praising the 'nofap movement'. Also in our session she recommended we watch 'Sex Love and Goop' on Netflix, which I didn't realise was a show by Gwyneth Paltrow of all people. The Guardian gave it a decent review though so I will give it a go.
>> No. 31486 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 8:09 pm
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Just this recognition has been enough to encourage basic research on what's available.
Thanks for excusing my awful typos.
>> No. 31487 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 10:20 pm
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>refers to pornography being mostly negative and praising the 'nofap movement''
My missus is a therapist and holds one of the few licenses that actually allow her to treat couples or families in a single session (I'm a yanklad, I'm sure the rules are different in the UK, but mental health care in the US is arguably one of the few things they do best if you can afford it). It seems like a pretty bad sign in a therapist that she's willing to be on record about her negative opinions on porn/masturbation, when most of her job is being impartial and non-judgemental. You're absolutely right to have reservations, though if she is a good therapist then you should be able to air them in your session without her just ribbiting "well I'm the expert here".

My partner had a previous position where she dealt primarily with the Mormon community. A lot of her clients were blokes who looked at porn once while their wife was away, and the bishop would find out and basically rule that they had a sex addiction and needed therapy to address it. She's not a Mormon, and had no qualms telling them that they don't have a sex addiction despite what their higher-ups in the church told them, but her colleague were Mormon and genuinely did think that these clients had committed a serious sin, even cheated on their partner because they bashed one off over some softcore porn.

All this to say, finding a good therapist is hard, and the NHS doesn't have a great system in place for helping you (at least, it didn't when I was around). You're lucky to even be seeing a specialist, and I assume you went through a year of appointments with old dears with no clinical qualifications or experience whose entire job was to ask you a list of questions off a clipboard.

If you've got the means about you, just go private on this one.
>> No. 31488 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:51 am
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Not sure if this is /emo/ or /101/ material but I'm fucking seething.

You know what, sometimes, just sometimes, it really fucks me off how the people who are least deserving of it, will just have opportunities land in their lap without having to lift a finger.

How they'll go through their entire life never truly earning anything, just mooching off the people around them, until one day they just strike lucky in a way they truly and fucking utterly do not deserve, and end up better off than people who have worked hard their whole lives for nothing. I'm not even talking in the usual wealthy, privileged sense, that's a different matter. I just mean when some people, regardless of their background, are utterly jammy cunts, despite the fact they're selfish arseholes; who just somehow have things handed to them, despite never lifting a finger to help anyone else out.

I am jealous and I don't think it's irrational to be jealous. Some people just quite literally don't deserve what they have. Do they remember and return in kind the generosity of the people who helped them out when they had nothing? Do they fuck. Just take, take, take.
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21st January 2022
Friday 7:36 pm
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Chicken or egg thing, I think. I'd wager having things handed to them on a plate is exactly what made them turn out as selfish individuals. They never had to learn the lesson about mutual cooperation and benefit.

Usually these people will come unstuck eventually, so just take comfort in that. They will struggle to form lasting relationships other than with people of their own kind, and end up very unhappy later in life.


>> No. 449104 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 6:35 pm
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Dustbinman's going down the street, eventually he gets to a house who haven't put their bins out. He knocks at the door and a Japanese man answers. He can see some suitcases in the hallway behind him.

"Alright, mate, where's ya bin?"
"I've bin to Tokyo!"
"No, mate, where's ya dust bin?"
"I've dust bin to Tokyo!"
"You've not getting it, mate, where's your wheelie bin?"

The Japanese man, frustrated at not being listened to, stamps his feet and shouts "I've wheelie bin to Tokyo!"
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>> No. 449105 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 6:37 pm
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They don't knock on your door if your bin's not out.
>> No. 449106 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 6:38 pm
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My grandad used to tell me this joke every time I saw him, and has been doing so for at least 25 years.
>> No. 449107 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 6:39 pm
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Say hello to Jim for me.


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>> No. 33825 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 1:47 pm
/news/33825 Coronavirus #4
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.

The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.

Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
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>> No. 36682 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 5:17 am
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There are other websites available for you to circlejerk.
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21st January 2022
Friday 5:36 am
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The free market wins again.
>> No. 36684 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 6:41 am
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Or you could just stop posting the same shit over and over. This place moves slowly, people start to notice the same sorts of posts cropping up. Even class warrior lad gives it a bit of a rest between bouts of furious marxism.
>> No. 36685 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 2:46 pm
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I'm pretty sure you're equating anyone who disagrees with you as one person. I quite enjoy winding you up like clockwork so I'm bound to be a Thatcherlad as well even if I sometimes have to work.
>> No. 36686 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 4:19 pm
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There are only three of us here, lad.


>> No. 14243 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:38 am
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At what point does leaving a job which pays good money and offers a load of benefits become justifiable, in terms of just being fucking sick of it?

I've been in a pretty typical corporate manager-ish type role now for about a year. The pay is fine, and I was lucky to find something with work-from-home flexibility during the pandemic.

At the same time, the company culture is deeply irritating, the work ranges from stressful to tedious to pointless, and I'm not enjoying life at all outside of building up savings. It's also likely they'll try and drag everyone back to the office once it's viable.

I've also apparently been underperforming (due to what I believe to be a genuine lack of guidance), and my annual pay review was essentially a paycut (a <1% rise with over 3% inflation). Overall, I admit that after I finished a big project in November that I've mentally checked out and have been neglecting things here and there. I just want out.

I have some modest savings and a promising interview lined up, as well as a partner whose willing to cover for me while I'm looking. At the same time, I'm wondering whether it's stupid of me to let go of a well-paid job in this context without another offer in hand?

I've arranged a meeting with my manager for next week to let him know I'm resigning, but could possibly swing this into something else if I am making a silly move. Do you lads think I'm making a mistake? Is there a smarter strategy here?
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>> No. 14244 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 9:52 am
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>Is there a smarter strategy here?
Yes. Getting another offer first, but you know that already.


>> No. 13192 Anonymous
22nd January 2020
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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This is going to be our food review thread.
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>> No. 14925 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 5:15 pm
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Jarring that half the label is in Spanish. I initially thought "vegetal" was some wacky slang to avoid using the word "vegan".
>> No. 14926 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 7:15 pm
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Quite liked this, once I scraped the caramelised onions out.
It was nothing like a wellington, but more like a giant sausage roll. The flavours were mostly spot on but the onions were overpoweringly sweet and completely dominated all the other flavours.
>> No. 14927 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 7:40 pm
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I had Morrisons' beefless wellington at Christmas. It went down very well.
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20th January 2022
Thursday 10:12 pm
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Tesco had a "plant based all-day breakfast" sandwhich available for their meal deal so I gave it a punt. Pea-protein sausage "coins" and some kind of faux-mayo but honestly if I hadn't known I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference. Perhaps a little less greasy and a little drier but otherwise tasted just like the garbage they put in the animal based version.
>> No. 14929 Anonymous
21st January 2022
Friday 7:42 am
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When I used to work near a Boots I'd get their all day breakfast sandwiches. The bread was orange from being soaked in bean juice.


>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
/101/28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 32778 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 1:43 pm
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This made me laugh, as it is the most minor of minor annoyances, yet it would be enough to annoy.
>> No. 32779 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 4:10 pm
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Hold on - there are Wagon Wheels WITH JAM?
>> No. 32780 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 4:28 pm
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To me, jammie is the default flavour.

Sorry that your childhood was a lie and you've only ever known incomplete Wagon Wheels.
>> No. 32781 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 4:50 pm
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Consoling myself that while I grew up without jam, they were a LOT BIGGER. Enjoy your tiny jammy dodger.
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21st January 2022
Friday 12:28 am
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I used to peel out the marshmallow then eat each satisfyingly soft biscuit seperately.


>> No. 36505 Anonymous
26th December 2021
Sunday 11:46 pm
/news/36505 Royal Navy @ .GS
Couldn't help but love this story. HMS Protector, the Royal Navy, are rescuing penguins from South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, our spiritual home.

I'm hoping that climate change means the place warms up a bit, and all three of us can retire there, soon.
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>> No. 36512 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 10:35 am
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I would very much like to make a pilgrimage before I/this place dies. Maybe a selfie next to a sign, with my cock in a cup of tea.
>> No. 36513 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 10:45 am
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I would very much like a real flag. I wish I knew someone at the BAS - there used to be an army base there, but not any more. I do have a radio contact on the Falkland Islands, where the SGSSI "government" is based. Might just write a random email and see where it gets to.
>> No. 36514 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 10:48 am
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Cheapest cruise I can find is 8 grand. Looks great though.
>> No. 36680 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 11:51 pm
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We're in the news again, sort of:

>South Georgia: The museum at the end of the world reopens for business

>On the icy, southern edge of the Atlantic Ocean, just above the Antarctic circle, is a British island, a ghost town, and a museum.
A British island, a ghost town and a museum? I guess you could say we're like that.

>The island is a tough place to work. The nearest airport is a four-day boat ride away. Fresh food is rare, the internet is "poor to non-existent" and, at times, the wind is strong enough to tip over helicopters.
Your mum is poor to non-existent m8

>There are no permanent residents on South Georgia, just 20 or so workers, from scientists to maintenance staff.
Okay now this is getting creepy. I'd better stop.
>> No. 36681 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 11:54 pm
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Order of magnitude over-estimation of the population.


>> No. 90436 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 2:30 pm
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Rishi Sunak is going to be Prime Minister next year and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 95292 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 3:48 pm
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>this majority was achieved at least partly thanks to BoJo's Corbynite policies.

Did he actually have any Corbynite policies or was it just slogans like "levelling up"?
>> No. 95293 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 5:07 pm
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Surely the present shows, if nothing else, that we do not live in reality.
We're seriously expected to believe that the population will accept 150,000-175,000 deaths but not a party. That they'll turn on the Tories for "not delivering" for the north, despite the fact the Tories won 2010, 2015 and 2017 without the north and Labour has been losing elections with the North back since the 1950s. That they won't tolerate obvious cronyism and corruption despite the Tory party being nothing but that. (oh oh, but it's not that all these things individually, it's their collective impact.)

I'd say this is more plausible: Press coverage (mostly reflecting a consensus among the 'political class' rather than a 'conspiracy') accepted shoving Johnson into No. 10 despite all his flaws because they fucking hated Corbyn and they were bored of the tedious games of hung parliaments. Now that Corbyn's fucked off to irrelevancy they're no longer united by loathing him, so they've started to turn on Johnson. On the balance of forces, this is mostly because they want a Tory government without Johnson rather than because Starmer is 'cutting through'. Labour will go down to another defeat at the next election, but everyone will claim victory because they'll gain maybe 20 seats.
>> No. 95294 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 8:00 pm
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The one I was thinking of was the nationalisation of Northern Rail, but I don't actually know if that was in the manifesto or if they only did it once they'd won and never actually wanted to deliver such a fantastic act of justice.
>> No. 95295 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 10:30 pm
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>We're seriously expected to believe that the population will accept 150,000-175,000 deaths but not a party.

Will you change the bloody record already, you dense fucking cunt. I'm almost as sick of hearing you make this retarded false equivalence as I am hearing about the parties.
>> No. 95296 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 10:44 pm
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>> No. 23449 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 11:00 pm
/v/23449 What are you watching right now?
I suppose we need a /v/ equivalent of the /e/ and /beat/ threads.

I've started watching Life on Mars again, but this time in HD on Netflix, and have only just realised it was filmed on... film. That or transferred to film and re-digitised for Netflix. The version Netflix has is absolutely covered in dust marks.
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>> No. 24196 Anonymous
17th January 2022
Monday 5:12 pm
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Is there any reason you excluded Stargate? I've not seen them since the first season originally aired but it's surely part of that bracket? And BSG for that matter although I found it quite hard to get into.
>> No. 24197 Anonymous
18th January 2022
Tuesday 10:43 pm
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Started watching Farscape on the advice of this thread. Absolutely fucking lost it when I heard the first Space Australians talk.

Despite it being an Aus/American co-production it seems the majority of the actors are Australian, and few of them are doing aussie accents -- there's the main lass who sounds liek Big Suze, and the episode-to-episode characters are often Australians doing American accents, but end up being betrayed by their vowels.

Also, I didn't know it was possible to have sillier hand-to-hand fighting than in Star Trek, but here we are.
>> No. 24198 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 3:25 pm
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Are you lads sincerely talking about Farscape? What a dream come true, my long-dead thread has been vindicated.
>> No. 24199 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 3:40 pm
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Assuming you’re the resident Farscape head, were the writers into A Song of Ice and Fire? Because John and Aeryn seemed like a coincidence but then that Stark fellow turned up and I convinced myself there was something to it.
>> No. 24200 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 8:17 pm
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Talking about Farscape, but Fraggle Rock's back. Fuck Yeah!


>> No. 9125 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 10:38 am
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What sources of income do you have other than your job?

I get invited to do market research surveys through work and that's yielded £70 in Amazon vouchers since the start of November, although usually it's about a tenner a month. My girlfriend does the occasional Prolific survey in her spare time and gets about £40 a month for it. She also keeps an eye out for universities needing participants for their research; from one study she got a free phone, Fitbit and a payment of about £150.
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>> No. 9130 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 4:38 pm
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I am not a financial advisor and none of these are particularly profitable but I earn a bit extra through:

Investing - About 500-700 quid a year from my stocks and shares ISA

Staking Crypto - I get a couple of quid every now and then and it requires zero effort. I'd buy more of the crypto and stake it for bigger returns but it's too volatile.

Things like you mentioned, surveys and Google Opinion Rewards.
>> No. 9136 Anonymous
20th January 2022
Thursday 7:56 am
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Matched betting can net you a few hundred mostly as a one-off - Odds Monkey was an alright little tool to use when I tried it a few years back and I think they have a functional free account.

Also 'Free Spins' on the online slot machines. I know people who have made money on these but the things are black magic to me.


>> No. 31475 Anonymous
18th January 2022
Tuesday 11:14 pm
/emo/31475 Healthiest way to smoke weed?
This is a bit meandering. I'm not sure what the actual problem is, because the solutions are obvious. I think I just want to vent and look for people who may have similar experiences or proclivities.

I know the easy answer is weed vape, but it's too easy and I'll just end up stoned all the time again. I want to control my weed use like I've managed to with my alcohol. 11 years ago I was on a 70CL of Whyte & Mackay a night, 5 years ago I'd have to finish every drink in the house before I could call it a night. A couple of years ago I guess I got control of it and now it's absolutely no bother to have a spirits cabinet and leave beers in the fridge, and just have a single beer, or a single glass off wine and leave the bottle. I don't know what's changed. Same with sugar as well, I used to be a fucking fiend but now I can take it or leave it. Actual sugar I mean, not coke. Wanking's a tough one but it really depends on how busy I am.

So can I get there with weed, or is it too risky to try considering I obviously have an addictive personality?

I stopped blazin' a week ago. I've done this for the last 3 Januaries for a couple of weeks, never with the intention of 'quitting' but just gaining some control over it. Of course when I felt in control, I'd go back to smoking every day because I was doing nothing bar work and video games. Now I'm doing an AAT level 3 which would be my first qualification since my incredibly useful Classics degree, and I think that will help galvanize me because I don't want to be forgetting everything I learn and I actually need some sort of credibility in my industry.

I've been smoking most days since uni, and basically every day since I graduated 10 years ago. Maybe a gram of whatever a day on average, always mixed with baccy. I used to use it for specific reasons, because it stopped me feeling sad about relationship dramas or relaxed me or it was with mates or, or...but then a few years ago it just became an all-the-time thing. Before work at the bar, before work at the call center, but only once or twice since I got into accounting and only when I was really fucked off about something.

I don't really like this. I don't know how to unwind without weed; video games don't work, reading doesn't work, meditation doesn't work although I could give it more of a shot. And while I should definitely not be smoking every day for no reason, a joint definitely has a use. I never used to smoke pure weed rollups because it burned my throat in a kind of weird way, almost like an excess of mint. I tried again for the first time in a decade or so this December and had none of that, I couldn't feel any physical sensation in the throat at all tbh, which I assume is because of the cumulative damage - but I then realized the sensation I crave is the burn of some mildly dry baccy/weed mix, and the feeling I want is of being a little bit blazed but by no means monged. I've avoided stuff like Amnesia now because it's just couch-lock and I'm kind of past that (and fucking Star 'Dawg', what the hell is that? Tastes like petrol).

I'm also down to...well, I've had 2 cigarettes today, usually I have up to 10-12 when I'm working and zero when I'm just at home doing nothing because why smoke tabs when you can smoke joints when you've got no obligations? Anyway, quitting tabs isn't too big a problem, it's the weed that I'm going to always want. Same with booze, only I can easily keep bottles in the cabinet in the fridge without touching them, and I'm perfectly capable of just having one. Which I'm very proud of considering I tried

I feel almost uncomfortable with the moderately increased level of energy I have. I don't want to increased risk of dementia, but that actually looks like it's going the way of the dodo with recent advances so by the time it could hit me it'll probably be quite curable. I hope. But lung cancer won't be, and so I can't keep smoking baccy and shouldn't be inhaling plant matter regardless. Also it can't be good for my brain in general; I was never a good storyteller, and could never structure a joke properly, but I process information quickly, and retain knowledge very well, and I don't want that to decline faster than it has to. Also there's the apathy as well. I know I was always a bit detached and apathetic about people and their problems, unless I could actively solve them (in which case it's the problem rather than the person that I'm interested in), but it's not great.
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>> No. 31479 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 1:32 am
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I made the switch to a vape last January OP. Best decision I ever made because I suddenly didn't need to roll and go out for a joint anymore, I could just have a vape whenever I wanted. And that's what I did, when I felt the urge to smoke I went on the vape. I didn't satisfy a nicotine urge and I had to grin and bear with it, but I got stoned. And then something impressive happened. I started thinking "OH, I'll pack my vape and have a smoke" but then get distracted by something else, that's how I went my first day without smoking weed accidentally (aside from being in a drought) in over a decade, I just forgot. It's been a year and I vape once a week if I have occasion to.

As well a vape lets you control the high a lot more. Vape at 170-80 and you're not gonna be zonked, go higher, get more wrecked.

I used to structure my whole days around weed, get home in the evening from work and roll and smoke, then just do something for an hour or so before it was time to go out for the next one.

Weed has a psychological addiction but you're never going to tackle that if you don't deal with the very insidious and potent addiction that nicotine has over you first. Separate the 2 and figure out which is which. A year a go I'd never dream I'd be like I am now, I always wondered how I was gonna stop because I couldn't imagine life without a joint in the evening and I knew I was fucking my lungs as well. Well the thing driving it was nicotine, just I couldn't tell the difference.

Good luck OP
>> No. 31480 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 4:49 am
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I know this will sound like a really trite answer, but have you tried psychedelics?

More drugs to help with your issues with drugs, I kniw; but the thing is with me, getting into psychedelics totally put me off weed. I was never an every day smoker because I never really had the opportunity to be, but I would smoke pretty often- At least weekly for most of my early 20s. But after I got into psychedelics for a bit, and had various trips with and without the use of cannabis, I had a quite powerful change in perspective on the stuff.

Frankly, I just realised I don't actually like it. I was smoking it because it was a drug, and it does a bit more to you than alcohol, when you want to be on a drug. But I don't actually like the effects- It never just chilled me out or anything like that, for me it always made me overanalyse things and become very socially anxious. I consciously ignored those negative aspects because I liked watching movies and getting way too deep into it, and because I thought being a stoner was cool. But when I was able to step back and look at it clearly in that ego-supressed tippy state, I saw that I wasn't actually getting much out of it. It was a waste of time and money.

Maybe it won't be the same for you because tour relationship with the substance itself is different, but I bet there will be some sort of inner profundity you can unlock on a bit of acid that will help you realise your goal. I'll only very occasionally smoke weed now, if I'm in the mood for it specifically (one of those long extra horny wanks for instance.)
>> No. 31481 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 1:55 pm
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I can't be arsed to read all that wall on my phone but to answer the question, why not just eat it? Make some cannabutter or whatever, use it as a cooking ingredient. Make THC jelly babies if you want. None of it's very difficult and you can control the dose quite precisely.
>> No. 31482 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 4:08 pm
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Probably not the advice you're looking for but marshmallow leaf is a reasonable substitute for tobacco. Get a good quality and you'll taste it, but it doesn't burn the same nor give that sluggy tobacco hit. Infact I stopped smoking gange shortly after substituting tobacco for marshmallow - it's just not the same.
>> No. 31483 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 6:33 pm
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I just got bored of the high as I got older, no longer enjoyed smoking socially and would just have the odd joint before bed. Realised it was a bit pointless smoking and going straight to sleep so just gradually stopped.

I still like to have a small bit of something to hand as I will smoke a joint maybe once every 3/4 months. The only time I really enjoy it now is if I'm out walking by myself in nature somewhere then a very small j can be quite nice. Otherwise I'm not fussed. I do still drink too much though. Dunno if that's any help really.


>> No. 5493 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 11:44 am
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Similar to /emo/, I think we need a minor ailments thread for queries and issues that don't really warrant one of their own.
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>> No. 6009 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 1:58 pm
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You can get an NHS health check if you're over 40, but it's a fairly cursory checkup - blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and a chat about your diet.

Most private healthcare providers offer much more comprehensive checkups, so I'd suggest looking into what your employer offers.
>> No. 6010 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 5:34 pm
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Cheers, sounds good. My internal organs must be nearing 70 but I'm only 30 unfortunately. Will check in with employer.
>> No. 6011 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 6:32 pm
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Ta. I'll maybe do something more about it if it gets worse with no obvious cause but it seems like I just walked on a nerve funny that day.
>> No. 6012 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 10:31 am
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Got the weirdest cold I've ever had. Lat flow says it's not the plague.

Whenever I get a cold I usually produce industrial amounts of snot, but I'm completely dry this time; the main feature is that my right nostril (and just my right nostril) feels like it's been superglued shut. It doesn't even do the thing of switching sides every hour or two like a normal cold. My left nostril is free and clear.

I can barely sleep or concentrate as it feels like there's a force pushing my nostril shut and it's very very distracting.
>> No. 6013 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 10:40 am
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Do you know what, I had exactly that this time last year - like all my snot dried up. Obviously another weird bug going around.


>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 25408 Anonymous
18th January 2022
Tuesday 4:26 pm
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A quick search online suggests they're on par, with both in the US$40-50 billion region.

As a side question, is the overall revenue of the gaming industry really a very good indicator of its quality and cultural worth? You hear it brought up a lot that the games market is rivalling film/TV for its income, but I always think a deeper dive and some other metrics need to be considered. It's like when Americans insist the US is a first-world country because of its high GDP, despite the absolute shitshow that their day-to-day life is.
>> No. 25409 Anonymous
18th January 2022
Tuesday 4:55 pm
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If this means that CoD games are coming to Game Pass, particularly on day one, this could be a very beneficial move for me. CoD games don't go on huge sales very often, and £70 for the cross-gen edition of Vanguard is ludicrous. If I can get them for a reasonable subscription fee, I'd be over the moon. The new Rainbow Six game is day one Game Pass, soon I'll never have to buy a game again!
>> No. 25410 Anonymous
18th January 2022
Tuesday 5:12 pm
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I've never actually managed to play Cod, but it seems a bit nuts to me that games I associate with my PlayStation childhood, like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Crash Bandicoot, are now owned by Microsoft.
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18th January 2022
Tuesday 5:25 pm
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Yeah it's odd, but then you look at it and see Crash and Spyro have both been multiplatform for over 20 years. Their Playstation exclusive years were a small part of their overall history.
>> No. 25412 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 9:15 am
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Asda are having a clear out of their old Switch bundles.


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