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Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Blatherskite
While I have issues with PETA and even outright...

While I have issues with PETA and even outright object to the organisation in some ways, I feel like there's a collective online version of Nickelback Syndrome going on here as well.

Anything they...
Forum: Rantidote 16 September 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 76,595
Posted By Blatherskite
WildaBeast, I kept getting bags delivered from...

WildaBeast, I kept getting bags delivered from charities asking me to leave clothing donations for collection outside my door. I normally take used clothes to charity shops myself, but one time I...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,543
Posted By Blatherskite
I hope it would be classed as a deficient warning...

I hope it would be classed as a deficient warning if you're on somebody else's property for no apparent reason.

In a bank, for instance, even an off-duty police officer might be faced with a...
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,467
Posted By Blatherskite
I received a leaflet through my letter box from a...

I received a leaflet through my letter box from a party calling itself 'For Britain', which really should call itself 'Against Muslims'.

That's not a little thing that annoys me. That's a little...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,543
Posted By Blatherskite
Because there's some doubt as to whether she may...

Because there's some doubt as to whether she may or not have tried to arrest or warn him before shooting:

If the officer was disoriented - for whatever reason - enough to enter a flat that wasn't...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 September 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Blatherskite
I think the problem people have with the PETA...

I think the problem people have with the PETA billboard can be summarised as 'hur hur vegans, am I right?'.
Forum: Book Corner 06 September 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,303
Posted By Blatherskite
Is that the series where the 'hero' mows down a...

Is that the series where the 'hero' mows down a bunch of peaceful protesters on the basis that they are the enemies of truth?

Because if so I read that excerpt and it was enough for me to nope the...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 06 September 2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By Blatherskite
As far as beavers are concerned, gland squeezing...

As far as beavers are concerned, gland squeezing is pretty vanilla.

You don't want to know what they get up to in order to produce caramel flavouring.
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 September 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,239
Posted By Blatherskite
I saw a subtitled Russian fantasy film on Netflix...

I saw a subtitled Russian fantasy film on Netflix called I Am Dragon.

In some ways it was like a version of Twilight that was actually good, although it feels like I'm insulting it just with the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 September 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,308
Posted By Blatherskite
Are you implying that Australians don't typically...

Are you implying that Australians don't typically realise that Golliwogs are intended to be black caricatures due to the difference in racism?

Or are you suggesting that Golliwogs aren't racist in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 September 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,308
Posted By Blatherskite
The appearance and name of Golliwogs doesn't...

The appearance and name of Golliwogs doesn't change just because a country has a different 'racial history'.

Surely it's obvious they're based on old timey depictions of black people even there.
Forum: Police Blotter 04 September 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By Blatherskite
'Prank' would be too minor a word for it even if...

'Prank' would be too minor a word for it even if it does turn out to be a false threat.

Whether the danger is real or not, the letter can only be intended to terrorise and that by itself causes...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 04 September 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By Blatherskite
Flavour wise, maybe, but if I wanted faff I...

Flavour wise, maybe, but if I wanted faff I probably wouldn't be making custard!

Maybe if it was fancy custard, like the filling of a vanilla slice.



Good to know, since I'm vegetarian and I...
Forum: Rantidote 04 September 2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,089
Posted By Blatherskite
Sorry to butt in here, but the concept of the...

Sorry to butt in here, but the concept of the divine right of kings had already been upped on its end on numerous occasions before Jefferson ever put pen to paper.

The Magna Carta got a much...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 September 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,279
Posted By Blatherskite
I remember that appalling case. The argument in...

I remember that appalling case. The argument in defence of the police seemed to boil down to 'there could have been a real threat!'.

Imagine if a member of the public tried that. 'Why did you go...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 03 September 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By Blatherskite
Hang on, I thought vanilla extract was the real...

Hang on, I thought vanilla extract was the real thing! I'm under the impression that vanilla extract is a solution of real vanilla and alcohol, whereas vanilla essence is made with artificial...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 September 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,279
Posted By Blatherskite
She was a poor, innocent woman, though, despite...

She was a poor, innocent woman, though, despite the fact that she had a pellet gun.

While we might not have all the facts, this kind of talk doesn't help. You seem to be implying that the police...
Forum: Social Studies 28 August 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Blatherskite
It's a bit tricky with the word 'hoarding'...

It's a bit tricky with the word 'hoarding' because to hoard is literally just to accumulate lots of stuff. It was a general description before it was a psychological one.

However, I would normally...
Forum: Business Bytes 23 August 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By Blatherskite
It's a simple redesign that is more aligned to...

It's a simple redesign that is more aligned to modern attitudes towards animals. Circuses were cruel places for the performing animals and a depiction of happy circus animals is normalising that...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,570
Posted By Blatherskite
Forest that is so densely packed that it doesn't...

Forest that is so densely packed that it doesn't support undergrowth is often a sign that the area was previously (or still is) a human-grown plantation. I've heard these kind of plantations referred...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 July 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,555
Posted By Blatherskite
I'm pretty sure crocoduck_hunter didn't get to...

I'm pretty sure crocoduck_hunter didn't get to choose the national anthem.

I find the idea of schoolchildren having to sing the national anthem and salute the flag once a week weird and vaguely...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 July 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,285
Posted By Blatherskite
Ignoring whether his plan would have succeeded...

Ignoring whether his plan would have succeeded for the moment...

I think it's unfair to say that Musk's offer of help was just a PR stunt, but at the same time I think his response afterwards...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,710
Posted By Blatherskite
I feel like this article is overstating how much...

I feel like this article is overstating how much people of Britain tend care about the etiquette regarding the Queen.

If it's an excuse to make fun of Trump, sure, then people might care.

But I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 June 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,786
Posted By Blatherskite
Bear with me a while because I probably won't be...

Bear with me a while because I probably won't be able to express my thoughts on this topic very clearly...

I think there is an erroneous assumption that in order to communicate with somebody you...
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 114,796
Posted By Blatherskite
Here they're associated with working class...

Here they're associated with working class people.

Meanwhile, people who own dogs that are trained to tear animals to shreds on sight for an illegal sport are considered the cream of the crop of...
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