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>> No. 425684 Anonymous
5th April 2019
Friday 11:36 pm
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So am I the only one who is getting a bit annoyed by this whole Greta Thunberg cult, or am I just too much of a cold hearted cynic that the world would be better off without?

I don't doubt the legitimate concern of her generation over climate change, after all it will fall to them to sort out the utter fucking mess that we have left the planet in, but all the awards that she is now being showered with are IMO just middle aged and old people's guilt over their own failure to save the planet's climate despite having had decades of prior warning, and who lost their way and succumbed to high carbon footprint consumerism somewhere between 1990s road protest villages and today's school runs in a 4x4. None of it feels sincere or genuine, it's more like, yeah, just take all these awards and shut the hell up already.

And parents whose children now protest every Friday or so are now engaging in pissing matches on twitter and Instagram to show off which one of their kids gets the most involved. As one commenter said, nothing good has ever come of a youth protest movement that was applauded by parents.
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>> No. 442651 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:28 pm
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Why don't you suggest one, seppo?
>> No. 442652 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:36 pm
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Do you need me to copy and paste the interview to pastebin so next time you can read it before giving your opinion on it?
>> No. 442653 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:41 pm
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Your "everyone who disagrees with me is an X" attitude is at least 100% more American than I am. Also "seppo" is a terrible contraction of "septic"; it always makes me think of "separatist" rather than "septic tank". Even "Sherman" is a better minor slur for our transatlantic inbred cousins.
>> No. 442654 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:45 pm
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>>442652 would be fine. Thanks.

Although if he's not giving interviews to more serious scientific publications that you can link to it really probably isn't my (or anybody else's) time to be frank. Once you hit that level of banality you might as well just flick on the BBC and watch some Brian Cox style vox pop drivel written for room temperature IQ types who can't find the remote at the end of the One Show.

>> No. 442655 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:46 pm
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Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah. Call out that lad for seeing Americans everywhere as much as you like, but don't go complaining about the word Seppo.


>> No. 442649 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:57 pm
/b/442649 Chloe's Amateur Lingerie modelling and pornos
chick i know called Chloe-Jade (The Blonde one) knew of from a friend during college years, the same friend found out some years after that she did Lingerie, Topless modelling and some Amateur pornos and told me about it but I have yet to find out where or site they may have be posted on, guy who told me said she did her first Amateur porno at like 18 or 19 a threesome with two dudes in their late 40's, early 50's. and that's the one I'm mostly trying to find here.
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>> No. 442650 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 6:08 pm
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Could not give less of a shit.


>> No. 23185 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Do you have any anime recommendations?

This year I got into the habit of watching Natsume's Book of Friends before bed. I've found anime in general to be good for helping you unwide when you're otherwise entirely busy with work. Natsume seems to tick the right boxes for me in providing escapism with self-contained stories that make you think. Previously I've enjoyed Mushishi and Kino's Journey for the same reasons of relaxation.
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>> No. 23203 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 11:20 pm
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Made in Abyss has a nice episodic story telling style. It's a bit like Kino's Journey in that there's "mild peril" in it, but it has that feeling of exploration that seems to only scratch the surface of the world it lives in.
>> No. 23211 Anonymous
23rd August 2020
Sunday 6:03 pm
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I should say that another anime that I'm watching right now is Re:Zero. It does have cliché elements being an anime about a NEET transported into a fantasy world but there's an interesting idea around how fucked up it would be to live with a particular superpower.

Spoiler for what that is ruins episode 1 but I assume you will have watched it already if the above were enough: When he dies he returns to a save point. Every 3-4 episodes is him facing off against some challenge and mostly having to watch all his friends die over and over until he gets it right.

>ACCA:13-ku Kansatsu-ka (not the Insurance company) - A bright and colourful web of political intrigue in !NOTAmerica. Everyone is fucking beautiful for some reason.

I really enjoyed this. I'd say its really more a political thriller in !NOTJapan if it never formed a unitary state because you have elements that fit strongly with the past and present of Japanese monarchy and an underlying allegory to the Japanese succession debate.
>> No. 23429 Anonymous
20th November 2020
Friday 7:21 pm
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I'd say Golden Kamuy is probably the best tv show running at the moment. Overall its a historical western adventure set in Hokkaido shortly after the Russo-Japanese war with plenty of comedy, cooking and learning about Japanese aboriginals mixed in.

The story follows competing groups on a hunt for hidden Ainu gold - the protagonists being a Japanese veteran and a Ainu girl with blue eyes but you slowly get a backstory for every reoccurring character. I've found myself opening up wikipedia to learn about various events described in the series which is a fascinating look at Japan's expansion into the wild Northern Islands to secure control, the short lived Republic of Ezo and Russo-Japanese strategic competition in the area.

Also to find the gold they have to use maps tattooed on people's skin. A proper good romp.

Should say that you can watch a good portion of anime for free on Crunchyroll and with adblock you don't even have to watch ads. The catalogue doesn't have everything but I'd say there's more hours of content on a free platform than you'd find on Netflix.
>> No. 23595 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:06 pm
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This season I've been enjoying Yuru Camp. It is what it is but as the name suggests it's a laid-back camping anime about high-schoolers whose hobby is camping in winter, you might learn something. I rate it as okay for watching before bed.

Also they updated the Azumanga Daioh intro for 2021:

>> No. 23596 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:55 pm
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>The coronavirus vaccine contains lots of poisons, it will mess you up and slowly kill you. Search google and youtube for the truth about it.

Is that part of the update? Seems strange to include in an anime intro sequence.


>> No. 92282 Anonymous
12th February 2021
Friday 8:11 pm
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Perhaps the problem with Labour wasn't actually Jeremy Corbyn?
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>> No. 92502 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:42 am
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The point of announcing tax rises now is to pledge making cuts in your manifesto right before the election.
>> No. 92503 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 2:31 pm
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Why Opinion Polls Don't Matter Now That My Guy Is In Charge Even Though I Spent All of 2015-20 Tweeting Bad Opinion Polls With Glee by A. Prick - Labourlist - Mozilla Firefox.
>> No. 92504 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:06 pm
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Whilst I largely agree with this sentiment, for the majority of those years we were looking down the barrel of an election basically every month. Overall though the hyposcrisy of Labour's centrists is quite baffling. If you and I were mugs for thinking all Corbyn's "ideas" and "policies" were a bad play, then quite why we should think that Starmer's lack of either is a great and brilliant idea is beyond me. Imagine how bad these current polls might be if Starmer was already facing a leadership challenge and constantly being publicly and privately undermined by the left of the PLP too?
>> No. 92505 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:09 pm
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>constantly being publicly and privately undermined by the left of the PLP too?

The impression I get from Labour is that there is a lot of sniping from the left and that the entire party is still beset by infighting.
>> No. 92506 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:22 pm
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>Imagine how bad these current polls might be if Starmer was already facing a leadership challenge and constantly being publicly and privately undermined by the left of the PLP too?

So he's got the same polling as the 2019 general, after the Tories posted a broadly popular budget, but he's still managing to keep the party together? Oddly much is being made of Ed Miliband predicting the result:


>> 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. 31569 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 8:49 pm
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OR, they've just spurred some lighting off the ring main, which is ok as long as the wires going to the lights are protected by a separate fuse, but from your description it doesn't sound as though that's the case.
>> No. 31570 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 9:19 pm
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>Fella, I'm sure everybody here would vouch for you and all of your co-denizens and lodge a complaint and request on your behalf while you're at work during the office hours. Other channels than this are open, e.g. Discord. The Census is serious work, so why should you be fined for the incompetence of the government?

Oh I'm sure that'll work out fine for me.
>It says here, how many jammy dodgers do you have the cupboard?
>Where do you keep your secret rice?
>Now for the economic questions, how big is your telly?

Anyway I managed to get on the webchat today and had a few jokes with a Scottish lass about housing these days. That was okay I guess but I'd still rather not have to socialise if I can avoid it. Had I not done this then they might've sent someone with a clipboard, unannounced and gasping for a brew that turns into watching afternoon gameshows.

I'd also like to complain that national data collection of all things shouldn't be devolved
>> No. 31571 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 10:57 pm
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The oven trips the downstairs lights breaker, that's as far as I've gotten - it could be a few things, likely none of them particularly good.

It's not an issue, I can get someone in to do it right, but it pisses me off that people can't just do their literal job half decently.

It's also possible I'm an idiot and it's a normal, fine job they did.
>> No. 31572 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:06 pm
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Now that I think about it, it's probably tripping one of two main RCDs that the smaller breakers share (like the lighting ring). I didn't think about it too much because I was too busy being annoyed that the oven wasn't isolated, but that makes sense. It likely does mean >>31569 is right about how the lights are spurred off.
>> No. 31573 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:04 pm
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Actually I forgot all about RCDs.
In most installations you'll find that several different circuits are all commoned onto a single RCD (due to the cost and space of having a separate RCD on every circuit.)
Ovens do tend to trip RCDs pretty easily because eventually moisture works its way into connections and shorts to the metal case which trips the RCD but not the breaker.
So if it is only the RCD tripping it's no big deal, its no danger of killing anyone or starting any fires, its just an inconvenience as long as the RCD is working the way its meant to.

The electronics in breakers have got much better now so it's common on new installations to see combined breaker and RCDs, and its no longer allowed to have a lighting circuit sharing an RCD with other circuits, although circuits that meet the old standards are still fine to leave in place unless you have any major changes need doing.


>> No. 30524 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 2:45 pm
/emo/30524 Lack of sex drive
Bit of an embarassing one lads, my sex drive has taken a battering. Me an my fiance have always had mismatched libido's so this is nothing completely new, but recently, I've had practically no interest in sex, not even masturbation when I'm alone. When we do have sex, it feels like a real effort (it's more to shut her up, she guilts me with the 'you constantly reject me and make me feel unwanted') and I get little enjoyment from it and feel a little depressed/lonely afterwards (this is a new feeling).

It's nothing personal to her, I just don't want sex. If this was the other way around and she didn't want it but I kept badgering her, I'm sure she would be calling me all kinds of things in front of her friends.

Any ideas on what I can do? Anyone gone through this before?

I know it can get worse with age; I turned 30 a month ago, but surely I'm not old enough to see a decrease in libido am I?
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>> No. 30525 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 3:24 pm
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How much sleep are you getting? How's your diet and general health? Drink much? These things become a lot more of a factor in your libido as you get older.
>> No. 30526 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 3:32 pm
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I get about 6 - 7 hours of sleep, diet isn't great but isn't awful either, bit bland. I normally drink a crate of Guiness and a couple of large Hoegaarden's a week.
>> No. 30527 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 4:15 pm
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Whenever I hit the depressed part of my bi-polar cycle I lose all interest in sex completely. I've been through a very similar situation (where I got a lot of grief and emotional blackmail off my gf at the time) and I was only 23 or so, so I can definitely sympathise.

I probably can't offer any real advice as my situation / causation is probably quite different to yours but like other lad said more sleep, less alcohol, and a bit of exercise will probably turn things around.
>> No. 30528 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 4:22 pm
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Best guess is a bit of seasonal effective disorder. When did it start? Although its a bit of an exercise in false-positives, were you feeling a little down before this started?
>> No. 30529 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 4:50 pm
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Is your relationship OK otherwise? Have you been feeling particularly stressed or depressed? Do you get any exercise?

Cutting down on your drinking would be a good start - try taking a couple of days off per week to give your liver a breather.


>> No. 11742 Anonymous
3rd May 2019
Friday 6:12 pm
/beat/11742 What you feeling right now? Part V: Bach it up
Time for a new thread.
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>> No. 12715 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:08 am
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It's stupid, really stupid, but I can't get it out of my head.
>> No. 12716 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:51 am
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Not being funny but did anyone else feel it's a bit freshwater crustacean that the video pushes some stereotype of upbeat African party vibes despite Riton and Nightcrawler having nothing to do with Africa? Compare it with the original Nightcrawlers video:

But if you wanted to ruin your Friday, Rebecca Black did a remix of her song and it's a bad time:

>> No. 12717 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:58 am
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It's because of this video.
>> No. 12718 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:59 am
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Childhood fame really did a number on her. But judging from all the bollocks and troll faces in the video, she's 'in on the joke'. But it's still quite sad.
>> No. 12719 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 3:00 pm
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She seems remarkably well-balanced, all things considered. She became an international hate figure for no good reason, but she has been savvy enough to parlay that 15 minutes of infamy into a legitimate music career. Fair play to her, I couldn't have managed it.


>> 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. 30519 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 10:20 am
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Everyone is into Peep Show, hardly makes for a good partner.
>> No. 30520 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 10:50 am
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You reminded me of my suspicion of people who bring up they have never seen star wars like an achievement, what are they trying to prove?
>> No. 30521 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:42 am
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That they haven't been tainted by low-brow mainstream culture. They probably read history books and encyclopedias.
>> No. 30522 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 12:03 pm
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>That they haven't been tainted by low-brow mainstream culture. They probably read history books and encyclopedias.

Once again the arch villain of strawman strikes.
There is nothing wrong with not liking something even with mass appeal, I don't think I've ever watched a full episode of a soap opera when I wasn't forced to. But that is different from making it your personality to be purposefully contrarian (I don't bring it up like it is some sort of victory). And I doubt highly the kind of person who I think about blurting this info out after they have had a few too many Weatherspoon cocktail pitchers is really the intelligentsia, who is just too good for it.

What I am getting at here, is similar to your one 'gay friend' in the 90s, or the internet atheist of 00s, or the cliché vegan. The person who didn't happen to be those things, but made it their entire persona in a weird over compensation.
>> No. 30523 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 2:22 pm
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Amusingly, isn't there an episode of Peep Show about this, but Ghostbusters instead of Star Wars?

Other lad is right now. The most intelligent and accomplished person I know spends most of his time watching cartoons. He is a bit weird though.


>> No. 66920 Billbob
12th October 2020
Monday 9:55 am
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Do you even respect the war if you're not wearing a poppy yet?
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>> No. 68184 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 10:56 am
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They've seen your posts, lad, and they've come to deliver some irl moderation.
>> No. 68185 Ambulancelad
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:29 am
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Was he on fire?
>> No. 68186 YubYub
4th March 2021
Thursday 12:03 pm
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That was his hearse on the way back from the funeral.
>> No. 68190 Moralfag
5th March 2021
Friday 1:08 pm
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The lorry is back again today. I am getting a bit concerned.
>> No. 68191 Moralfag
5th March 2021
Friday 1:13 pm
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It's the clapping detector lorry. They're onto you m8.


>> No. 27266 Anonymous
28th August 2020
Friday 5:21 pm
/news/27266 Corona thread #3
Right, now that the last corona thread is over 1,700 posts long, maybe it's time for a new one.

How long do you think it will be until we're fully back to normal?
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>> No. 31616 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 6:23 pm
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It mustn't have been one of his, then.
>> No. 31617 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 6:35 pm
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How dare you blaspheme against our lord and saviour Jon Tickle!

>> No. 31619 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 11:43 pm
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I'll subtle you a slap in the face!
>> No. 31635 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:43 am
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https://www.If I post a link to this website again I will be executed by the proletariat along with the other

>Looking back on the beginning of the pandemic, Hayward, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at UCL, said: “I think one of the reasons that we’ve had so many deaths is that we left things far too late, in terms of taking more restrictive measures.

>“We should have been taking social distancing measures – if not a full lockdown then other measures that were trying to separate people – much earlier. At that time, of course, we also didn’t really have the same mechanisms to measure how much disease there was in the community, so we were largely only really seeing the tip of the iceberg of cases.

Bozza knew best, innit.
>> No. 31636 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:59 am
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Isn't he in the same office as one of you lads?


>> No. 68187 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 10:45 am
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>During the course of 29 April 1945, Hitler learned of the death of his ally Benito Mussolini at the hands of Italian partisans. This, along with the fact the Soviet Red Army was closing in on his location, strengthened Hitler in his resolve not to allow himself or his wife to be captured. That afternoon, Hitler expressed doubts about the cyanide capsules he had received through Heinrich Himmler's SS.[24] By this point, Hitler regarded Himmler as a traitor. To verify the capsules' contents, Hitler—who already intended to have Blondi killed so that she did not fall into the hands of the Russians[25]—ordered Dr. Werner Haase to test one on Blondi, and the dog died as a result.[26] Hitler became completely inconsolable.[27]

>According to a report commissioned by Joseph Stalin and based on eyewitness accounts, Hitler's dog handler, Feldwebel Fritz Tornow, took Blondi's pups and shot them in the garden of the bunker complex on 30 April, after Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. He also killed Eva Braun's two dogs, Frau Gerda Christian's dogs, and his own dachshund. Tornow was later captured by the Allies.[28] Erna Flegel who met Hitler and worked at the emergency casualty station in the Reich Chancellery stated in 2005 that Blondi's death had affected the people in the bunker more than Eva Braun's suicide.[29] After the battle in Berlin ended, the remains of Hitler, Braun, and two dogs (thought to be Blondi and her offspring Wulf) were discovered in a shell crater by a unit of SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence agency.[30][31] The dog thought to be Blondi was exhumed and photographed by the Soviets

I'm just going to throw this out there, this is highly compelling evidence that dogs were really in charge and responsible for the atrocities of Nazi Germany…

Why aren't they teaching us about this in schools?
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>> No. 68188 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 11:13 am
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SMERSH was real?
>> No. 68189 Samefag
5th March 2021
Friday 11:31 am
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>> No. 430053 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 8:53 am
/b/430053 Literal "what are you feeling right now" thread
Shamelessly stealing the very excellent idea from >>/101/28964

Here is a place to post utterly inane observations about your current state of being.


I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 442579 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 1:31 pm
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>just that they got pinched between the rim and the tyre

One thing you could do is rub some extra talcum powder on the tube, so that it slips into place more easily.
>> No. 442580 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 2:22 pm
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The sky's so radiant and blue and my room so warm that I'm loath to go outside and force myself to accept that it's not yet midsummer.
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1st March 2021
Monday 2:55 pm
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If you're lucky enough to have the weather today, it's a fantastic day. Really doing a good job of cheering me up; lovely golden sunshine in the South, warm enough to sit outside with a book/cup of tea.
>> No. 442643 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 1:26 am
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I was going to make a serious post about the anxiety of growing up but I have a more pressing thought:

You ever notice that some women get inexplicably sexier and then in a few months you find out their pregnant. Like they start glowing? I looked it up and that's the term and it's because of hormonal changes making their skin flush and their breasts start swelling. It's a strange realisation but if you suddenly want to bend a woman over and give her a good seeing to then she might be preggers.
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5th March 2021
Friday 10:20 am
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>but if you suddenly want to bend a woman over and give her a good seeing to then she might be preggers.

It's probably an evolution thing in that a woman needs to still be attractive to the father of the child when she is pregnant, so he will stick around and take care of her.

It's the same with an increased sex drive that some women report during pregnancy. It can't serve the purpose of getting pregnant anymore, so it must be to keep the dad happy so he isn't going to move on and get his rocks off somewhere else.


>> No. 26516 Anonymous
27th July 2020
Monday 9:48 am
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...It is important to state that it is not communities that commit crimes but individuals. Those convicted are squarely Henry Long, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, not thousands of innocent people who share their heritage. Tarring all Travellers with the brush of these men’s callousness is as unfair as tarring all Catholics for paedophile priests or all eskimos for daft militant wog attacks.

Yet to completely ignore the cultural context of this crime is wrong. Henry Long, the ringleader, was removed from school at the age of 12; he followed his father and grandfather into the thieving “trade”. Albert Bowers left school at 11 and before the trial had already picked up three youth convictions. These young men could not read or write. For years they had not known school or structure. Their education was in petty crime.

Such problems do not solely beset Travellers but they are far more prevalent among Traveller communities. If we want to be a country where all are treated the same, where all live by the same rules and where the state does its best to furnish each with a decent chance in life, we have to end the squeamishness that prevents open talk about Travellers. This squeamishness is down to two fears. First, the fear of retribution. After the verdict on PC Harper’s death it emerged that the judge, Mr Justice Edis, brought the first trial to a temporary halt over an alleged potential plot to intimidate jurors. Extra security measures were brought in. Jurors were referred to by number not name. One juror was dismissed for acting oddly in court, mouthing pleasantries at the defendants. Whether she was motivated by misplaced friendliness or fear of someone up in that public gallery we do not know, but most will not be shocked by revelations of intimidation.

The fear of the bullet, the knife, the burnt-out car; this helps the lawless elements of Traveller culture maintain a certain power, and gives the law-abiding majority of Travellers a terrible name.

The second fear is that of being labelled racist. Since the Equality Act 2010 recognised Gypsy, Roma and Travellers as ethnic minorities, race has been used to shield this culture from due scrutiny. Sensible questions about why those within these groups are more likely to be in prison, more likely to be illiterate or more likely to suffer domestic violence prompt cries of racism. In April a Channel 4 Dispatches programme titled The Truth About Traveller Crime was dubbed “dehumanising” by activists and investigated by Ofcom. Desperate not to offend, the authorities turn a culturally sensitive blind eye.

The fears hush most into silence, and the silence means the stand-off between Travellers and the rest of society continues uneasily. Many feel disquieted to see the mobile homes rolling on to a local beauty spot, a portent too often of littering, mess, anti-social behaviour. Meanwhile those in Traveller communities are hardly “living their best lives”. Travellers die about ten years earlier than the rest of us. They have higher rates of chronic illness. Their suicide rates are six times higher.

You might argue that they choose to live like this, but the babies born into that life don’t. Many are destined to repeat the same pattern: leave school in your early teens, drift into a life of odd jobs and petty crime, never move beyond the circles you were raised in. As long as the culturally sensitive force-field exists around Travellers, these children are abandoned to a fate that should not be tolerated in 21st-century Britain.

It is a scandal that some Gypsy and Traveller children are taken out of school at primary age; that some start work as young as ten; that about 65 per cent of Traveller children are persistently absent from school; that they have the lowest attainment of all ethnic groups throughout their school years and are far more likely to be excluded. Are we to be surprised when they choose crime?
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>> No. 31630 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 1:39 am
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This really is some next level 'comment is free' - she's managed to piss me off with an irrelevant mystery I can never solve but which I know my mind will come back to. She clearly knew what she was doing as well by how she danced around it and sold it to us.

It's torture for the internet generation. We're going to remember this article in 10 years time just as we're drifting off to sleep and we'll be tossing and turning all night.
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5th March 2021
Friday 4:34 am
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>she's managed to piss me off with an irrelevant mystery I can never solve but which I know my mind will come back to

It really might just be entirely made up. I will ask someone from Derry what they think in the morning.
>> No. 31632 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:10 am
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I am really curious how the Pontins policy came about. It is quite extraordinarily blanket.
>> No. 31633 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:24 am
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>The whistleblower said the company went to exhaustive lengths to try to ensure its policy was enforced. He said: “You were told from day one that you had to listen out for an Irish accent and find out as much as possible about a person such as their address and whereabouts. So if a person had an Irish accent and was calling from Ireland, then strangely that was ok. But if it was an Irish accent and the postcode was for a caravan site or an industrial estate in Britain, then that was a big red flashing light.

>“At that point we would have to signal to a supervisor to come over so they could put on a headset and enter the call silently. Depending on what they heard, it would either be a nod and a thumbs up to say it was ok to proceed or you were asked to put the caller on hold and told ‘we’re not having them’. It was an instruction to refuse the booking. It was up to us to find the way to refuse.”

>The EHRC found that Pontins had resorted to an additional tactic to weed out those it did not wish to accommodate by also excluding commercial vehicles, including vans and caravans of the type often used by the Traveller community, from all its premises.

It wasn't as blanket as it has been made out to be. Not wanting gypsies staying with you is hardly a surprise, given their form.
>> No. 31634 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 8:52 am
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I was going to say the only really surprising part is that they had to make this an official policy and enforce it at all. I believe we mentioned as much earlier on in the thread, but anyone who's ever done a reasonable stint in retail can attest Mincéiríi are effectively barred by unspoken common knowledge.

The weird bit is the list of surnames. It's not as if there are loads of people with those incredibly common Irish names who aren't gypsies, is it. That'd just be confusing.


>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
/g/24774 New phone
So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 27802 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 12:44 am
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The Pocophone talk in /101/ got me thinking about my Pocophone F1 and how it's still working great, but the camera is fucking atrocious. If only they were interchangeable phone-to-phone, I'd upgrade it without having to ditch the rest of the phone.

Fucking planned obsolescence.
>> No. 27803 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 10:06 am
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I just bought a Fairphone 3+, I believe it is what you're looking for.
>> No. 27804 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:41 pm
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Are fairphones upgradeable?
>> No. 27805 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:43 pm
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Yes, they're modular so the parts are replaceable/upgradeable.
>> No. 27806 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:57 pm
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Thank you for this, I'm looking to upgrade my phone at some point this year and wasn't aware of these.


>> No. 441558 Anonymous
11th January 2021
Monday 8:46 pm
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New midweek thread: chip butty edition.

Is it even midweek? The days have all blurred into one and lost all sense of meaning.
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>> No. 442621 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 4:15 pm
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You're bunch of sick fucks. I'm going to get some fresh air.
>> No. 442622 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 5:12 pm
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Do you use your left hand or your right hand to get that 'fresh air'?
>> No. 442640 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:31 am
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I wanted to try making smoked salt on Monday but it seemed wasteful to run the smoker with just a little bit of something in, so I put about a kilogram of Himalayan Rose Salt in there. That was fine it seemed to work, I was left with about a kilogram of smoked salt. I wasn't really sure what to do with a kilogram of smoked salt so I've blended half of it with garlic and that's drying out in the oven, the other half with garlic, lime and coriander, which is doing the same.

I don't have any particular idea what I'm going to do with half a kilo of smoked garlic salt and half a kilo of whatever pseudo-Mexican salt either.
>> No. 442641 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:51 am
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If I'm making a stir fry do I really need to do anything over than cook ginger paste and soy sauce together? It seems to be the optimum balance between effort and flavour.
>> No. 442642 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:51 am
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And, of course, I can't correct typing over instead of other.


>> No. 442614 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 12:58 pm
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Does defeatism become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

It feels like I'm seeing an increase in people with a fatalistic mindset, both online and amongst people I grew up with, that things are getting gradually worse and if you don't have a wealthy family behind you then you've got pretty much no chance. Now I largely agree with this sentiment but it is noticeable that the ones who complain about this the most seem to have decided that this means the system is rigged completely against them so there's no point in even trying, so they're in a worse financial position than most of their peers.

If we take home ownership, for example, I grew up in East Yorkshire and there is a noticeable split amongst people I went to school with; I'm 33 for reference. Those who saved up for a house have, by this point, been able to buy one. Those who bought into the mindset that they'd never be able to afford a house decided not to bother trying to save up for a deposit so they're still some way off, which they blame on privilege and capitalism rather than taking any responsibility for it. I appreciate home ownership is a pipe dream in certain parts of the country, particularly That London, but not whatsoever in a relatively cheap part of Yorkshire.

I think what I'm saying is we all know that things are shit, particularly if you're from a poorer background, but is the biggest factor in how successful you are your own mindset and how you adapt to this?
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>> No. 442635 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 7:08 am
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>That isn't luck, it's being talented at a rare specialism.

Not them but is their talent not a result of so many complicated factors as to be the same as "luck"?
>> No. 442636 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 7:42 am
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Keep in mind that in the same way your maths skills are arbitrarily valued in one form of work, other legitimate and innate skills are not valued (even looked down upon) depending on the nature of the economic system we live in.

I would argue that only a few career paths really require many years of specialist training, and it seems to be completely unrelated to your salary; managers can get paid as much as surgeons. There also seems to be no relationship between innate talent and pay; I'm sure there are people (perhaps few in number overall, but they do exist) with your gift for maths that never had the chance to put it into practice. Again, it's survivorship bias -- you made it, but perhaps a similar version of you would not have made it if placed in even a slightly different context.

Indeed, it really doesn't matter how socially valuable, education-dependent, or difficult your work is in our current economic system. Your pay is mainly down to negotiating power.

As an entirely separate point, I also think we're ignoring the incremental stages of a person's development. What you write about apostrophes and memes is elitist nonsense, and largely down to socialisation. The Facebook posters you're poking fun of are a stone's throw away from your average .gs poster, if you go by critical thinking skills, only here we express our bile with proper grammar.
>> No. 442637 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 9:25 am
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I'm a big wet lefty socialist, but I can't stand fatalism and defeatism. I just find it revolting, pathetic, undesirable. But it's not as simple of a dichotomy as you make it sound, crab bucket lad.

>is the biggest factor in how successful you are your own mindset and how you adapt to this


Often a person can be emphatically correct that they're shit out of luck and there's fuck all they can do about it. But that's no excuse to go blaming everything in your life on somebody or something else- I have seen many cases where I can only assume that these people enjoy the situation they are in, because it gives them the excuse not to bother with anything. Sure, they might not have much chance of turning it around and becoming the next Geoffrey Benzos, but that doesn't grant you the freedom to basically regress into childhood and abdicate responsibility for every single problem in your life.

This is the primary driving motivation behind most of that Rudgewick-esque, Acrobatic victim culture if you ask me. Everything is somebody else's fault, because that's a get out of jail free card for ever having to shoulder an ounce of control over your own fucking existence. For instance, I've dealt with some deep, deep depression in my lifetime, and ultimately at the end of the day, the most important thing I learned about that particular affliction is that the only person who can dig you out of it is yourself. Someone who refuses to help themselves will never be free of it. It goes beyond the economy and politics and just into the basic will to live.

I could go very deep into my philosophical ruminations on this, but I won't bother. It's just that when the worker's glorious revolution comes, it certainly fucking won't be carried out by people who can't be arsed to get dressed because they've run out of fucking spoons.
>> No. 442638 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 9:46 am
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>when the worker's glorious revolution comes

Has the glorious revolution being mythologised? I guess it's because I've been watching too much Lucy Worsley recently, but the French Revolution was largely driven by the upper middle class, now canonised as workers, revolting against royalty and the aristocracy, with it ultimately being followed up by Napoleon becoming King in all but name.
>> No. 442639 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 9:58 am
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Well the French Revolution, as basically any historian will tell you, was not a "worker's revolution", several tonnes of nuance aside. Not to mention by the time Napoleon became Consul, let alone Emperor, the revolution was over. Given that the French Revolution was basically the event that kick started how we now view politics, many of the philosphies that we shape how we do that and ushured in the beginning of the end of European feudalism, one can hardly blame it for not implementing full Communism then and there, and people who think it could have probably got very confused about Les Misérables*.

*If this sounded like a dig it wasn't I was just speaking generally DO NOT SHOUT AT ME.


>> No. 62741 R4GE
19th March 2019
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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Vorderman from the front.
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>> No. 68178 R4GE
1st March 2021
Monday 5:08 pm
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How long has Carol been hiding her weird tooth from us?
>> No. 68179 Searchfag
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:39 pm
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wait, you guys don't really want to bone her, right?

it's just a joke, isn't it?
>> No. 68180 Are Moaty
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:43 pm
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There have been 459 posts of salaciously-captioned images of her, what do you think?
>> No. 68181 Ambulancelad
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 3:04 pm
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You need to add five to that. The 459 is the number of posts not visible from /iq/ unless you open the thread; the final five are visible so that's 464.
>> No. 68182 Are Moaty
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 4:10 pm
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Naff of yank teenlad.


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>> No. 2235 Anonymous
17th August 2013
Saturday 9:28 pm
/eco/2235 Boots!
It's that time for me again to replace my all-purpose boots because, well, the image should tell you all you need to know. I tried British "assault" boots, but the sole tends to last t most a year. I tried German "para" boots, and they come apart even worse even quicker. As comparatively cheap as they are, I think I'm getting off army boots, so I'm at a quandary. Do you have a set of every-day budget boots you swear by? I don't mind spending the money, but I'm fed up with having more gaffer tape than boot on my feet, so any and all advice and experience is welcome at this stage.
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>> No. 2899 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:26 pm
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this thread might have some useful info >>/poof/6294
>> No. 2900 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:30 pm
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Nothing wrong with a nice pair of wellies.
>> No. 2901 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:37 pm
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True enough, especially considering even really quite good ones are cheap. But I don't think I'd want to wear them all day, nor would I hike in them. Though plenty of farmlads do wear them for 12+ hours at a time so what do I know.
>> No. 2902 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 2:45 pm
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I've got through so many wellies, couple of pairs a year or more.
I now rate my swampmasters, which are polyurethane and so far, so good. more expensive than regular dunlops or whatever, but 8 months in and they're surviving. Mud season is almost over - dust season will be next, and I'll be back in dealer boots.
>> No. 2903 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 3:14 pm
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I've had Dunlop Purofort's for a long time now, they're about 60 quid but have lasted about three years - admittedly I don't do hard graft in them, just swanning about moors and muddy forest floors with maybe a couple of hours of proper work every few days. But either way they've lasted a good 15k miles.


>> No. 442357 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 7:40 pm
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The pandemic has undoubtedly hit some sectors of employment harder than others. Let's take a moment to reflect on the hard work done by the many hundreds of unsung toilet attendants in Britain's nightclubs, who are now languishing on furlough for close to one year.

We at salute you!
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>> No. 442540 Anonymous
25th February 2021
Thursday 9:02 am
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Reminds me of the Suebian knot or Norman haircut, you really need to back it up with some kind of swordsmanship or horse riding ability.
>> No. 442541 Anonymous
25th February 2021
Thursday 9:49 am
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Add samurai topknots to that list.

Generally you can make anything look silly if you are a deeply mediocre looking person trying to incorporate some eccentric aesthetic.
>> No. 442582 Anonymous
1st March 2021
Monday 3:57 pm
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> Generally you can make anything look silly if you are a deeply mediocre looking person trying to incorporate some eccentric aesthetic.

It's all about deciding how pretentious you want to be.
>> No. 442612 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 9:52 am
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People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons, but part of me wonders what it says to someone else who has had similar experiences to someone, is perfectly open about their experiences when asked or it becomes relevant, but doesn't have the tattoos of their counterpart who does. It also seems strange to me people having tattoos about their life experiences on display, and then getting very cagey when asked about them.
>> No. 442613 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 12:24 pm
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> It also seems strange to me people having tattoos about their life experiences on display, and then getting very cagey when asked about them.

It's because they mainly did it for themselves, and not for everyone to ask about that tattoo's siginificance.

What I've always found a bit tacky is people having tattoos of the names of their children and the date of birth. I may be wrong, but it seems to me like you only see that on decidedly lower-class people, often concomitant with exaggerated tribals.


>> No. 426868 Anonymous
16th May 2019
Thursday 5:49 pm
/b/426868 Dream Thread Mk. II
Fitter when she was fat edition.

You know the drill lads. Here are a few helpful links in order to help you further your proficiency at dreaming, and hopefully elevate the quality of discussion about our nocturnal adventures:
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>> No. 442588 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:47 pm
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It turned out that loads of people were androids and they all voted for each other so all the world leaders were androids.
>> No. 442589 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 12:53 pm
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What's strange is that after a year of almost non-stop remote working, it hasn't entered my subconscious and I haven't had dreams about it at night.

One of my coworkers told me the other day that she had a dream about our usual team being in video chat and all of a sudden we all vanished and all she could see on her screen was empty chairs and desks.
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2nd March 2021
Tuesday 1:04 pm
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Is it strange? I don't remember having many exam-panic dreams while actually doing the exams. I'd expect that dreams about turning up to work and realising everyone's still WFH would mostly start happening after (if) WFH ends and everyone goes back to the office.
>> No. 442591 Anonymous
2nd March 2021
Tuesday 1:36 pm
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>It's odd how frequently I have these.

I have this as well. Maybe it is something to do with the socialisation you undergo as part of a degree to fret over time management to maintain your life.

>What's strange is that after a year of almost non-stop remote working, it hasn't entered my subconscious and I haven't had dreams about it at night.

The thing that confuses me is that if you watch enough of a tv show or play enough of a game you will still dream you're inside it. I think my subconscious has tried before with WFH dreams but there's something about exchanging information with floating heads that is beyond my imaginative abilities.

I wish it would though, I'm frankly tired of processing old memories.
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2nd March 2021
Tuesday 5:16 pm
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>The thing that confuses me is that if you watch enough of a tv show or play enough of a game you will still dream you're inside it.

Yep. I replaced the clutch on my car just recently, which dragged on the entire day, and I went to bed dreaming about all the different parts of the clutch assembly that had to be taken apart and put back together. I remember then saying to myself in my dream, "Right, that's enough for the day".


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