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Forum: Rantidote 20 February 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,657
Posted By Blatherskite
There's too much stupidity to unpack in that...

There's too much stupidity to unpack in that one,smittykins, so I'll just address the 'Trump won the election and the libs are still crying!' comment because that sentiment pops up a lot and it...
Forum: Rantidote 14 February 2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,214
Posted By Blatherskite
Describing somebody as a [noun] [noun] rather...

Describing somebody as a [noun] [noun] rather than an [adjective] [noun] can be grammatically accurate, though, is that not correct? So for instance you can have pirate ninjas rather than piratical...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 February 2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By Blatherskite
This method seems more wasteful to me than...

This method seems more wasteful to me than microwaving popcorn in a bowl with a lid/with a plate over it.

Unless you want to take the popcorn out somewhere and zapping it in a bag means that it...
Forum: Social Studies 03 February 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By Blatherskite
I understand the need for female/male only...

I understand the need for female/male only spaces. But most of those spaces would never involve actually seeing other people's bits and bobs. The only example I can think of is with public showers,...
Forum: Social Studies 03 February 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By Blatherskite
As a teen going through a minor 'not like the...

As a teen going through a minor 'not like the other girls' phase of rejecting anything feminine (and especially anything pink), I used to have a kneejerk emotional reaction to the concept of gender...
Forum: Fun House 29 January 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,306
Posted By Blatherskite
A shop in my village puts signs out with great...

A shop in my village puts signs out with great groanworthy jokes.

Highlights include:

What's big, grey and doesn't matter? An irrelephant.

I've heard that 'icy' is the easiest word to spell....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 January 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,654
Posted By Blatherskite
What I find telling about his silence and his...

What I find telling about his silence and his fixed smile is that he alleged to have remained that way because he didn't want to be goaded into a fight. He thought he was being the 'better man', so...
Forum: Rantidote 24 January 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,214
Posted By Blatherskite
I've certainly never seen it! According to the...

I've certainly never seen it! According to the great wise Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.uk):

'GB is the UK's ISO 3166 country code. However, the .uk domain had been created separately...
Forum: Social Studies 24 January 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,496
Posted By Blatherskite
I've just discovered something about myself...

I've just discovered something about myself today, after tracing a load of x's in the air with my finger and looking like the world's most ineffectual conductor.

I write the letter 'x' in the...
Forum: Rantidote 23 January 2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,214
Posted By Blatherskite
Well, there's your problem. They must have got...

Well, there's your problem. They must have got seriously bruised thrashing about with a load of other fun guys at a metal concert!
Forum: Rantidote 22 January 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,657
Posted By Blatherskite
I have, unfortunately, heard people using the...

I have, unfortunately, heard people using the word autistic that way. It's depressingly common on reddit.

It's not used in entirely the same way the word 'retard' is used, but the result is the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,654
Posted By Blatherskite
ETA: I wonder why 'Muslim' was the religion that...

ETA: I wonder why 'Muslim' was the religion that popped into this mother's head when talking about a group called the Hebrew Israelites??

Let me try to piece together a rough outline of what...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By Blatherskite
Believe me, the frustration is growing in the UK...

Believe me, the frustration is growing in the UK as well.

It's a major source of tension and anxiety for a huge portion of the British public. Even my 9? 10? year old nephew has said that he's...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,049
Posted By Blatherskite
Whereas 'white nationalist' and 'white...

Whereas 'white nationalist' and 'white supremacist' are racist fog horns.

ETA: unless you're just talking about them as concepts, rather than justifying the concepts of course!
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,009
Posted By Blatherskite
They don't have to. They just have to know...

They don't have to.

They just have to know the first thing about flat Earthers, which is that they're anti-science.

Science doesn't require 99% of people to understand it to be real. I accept...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,205
Posted By Blatherskite
Technology doesn't stop people from being...

Technology doesn't stop people from being bastards, it just makes being a bastard more efficient.
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 January 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,142
Posted By Blatherskite
Now that Thirteen has had a full series followed...

Now that Thirteen has had a full series followed by an after-dinner mint (in the form of a New Year's special rather than the usual Christmas special) I think I'm long overdue my usual Doctor Who...
Forum: Social Studies 02 January 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blatherskite
Fake News is when a falsehood is presented as a...

Fake News is when a falsehood is presented as a legitimate news story either out of mischief or in order to be shared on social media as a way of getting advertising revenue (think of false...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 January 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By Blatherskite
Or, stealthier still, the people who laugh at...

Or, stealthier still, the people who laugh at characters like Cartman and end up repeating some of the attitudes in a way that's supposed to be ironic but just ends supporting people who genuinely do...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 01 January 2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,899
Posted By Blatherskite
I wonder which one toppled first?

I wonder which one toppled first?
Forum: Social Studies 30 December 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By Blatherskite
No, tales about Santa Claus are myths or possibly...

No, tales about Santa Claus are myths or possibly folk stories. 'Fake news' means a specific thing and doesn't (or at least shouldn't) refer to everything that is untrue.

It might sound like I'm...
Forum: Rantidote 21 December 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 118,479
Posted By Blatherskite
I found out today that the friend I thought...

I found out today that the friend I thought hadn't sent me so much as a Christmas card has, in fact, sent a present.

So my last first world problem got even more first worldly: I was upset because...
Forum: Social Studies 20 December 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,402
Posted By Blatherskite
And that is the history of how unions were first...

And that is the history of how unions were first established.
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 December 2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 40,580
Posted By Blatherskite
I hope MELE KALIKIMAKA or one of his little spy...

I hope MELE KALIKIMAKA or one of his little spy birds brings you that suit you were thinking about!
Forum: Rantidote 19 December 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 118,479
Posted By Blatherskite
I gave a Christmas present and card to a couple...

I gave a Christmas present and card to a couple of friends of mine when I saw them two weeks ago. It was, if I say so myself, a nice and thoughtful present. One of the things was hand-made by...
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