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Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
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: 1,281
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: 1,786
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: 6,491
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: 6,624
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: 845
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: 769
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: 1,178
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: 845
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: 879
Views: 110,913
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: 4,801
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: 300
Views: 37,490
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: 879
Views: 110,913
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...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 37,490
Posted By Blatherskite
Tootsie Plunkett, your carol of the eyes might be...

Tootsie Plunkett, your carol of the eyes might be my favourite one in this whole thread.

Here's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, translated (if I remember correctly) from English > Danish > Czech...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By Blatherskite
I have only two things I have to watch around...

I have only two things I have to watch around Christmas.

Sadly, one of them won't be on until New Year's Day this year: Doctor Who. Admittedly I didn't always watch the Christmas episodes on...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,955
Posted By Blatherskite
The novel started out as a story Richard Adams...

The novel started out as a story Richard Adams told his kids during long car journeys, so it was at least originally intended to be for children.

The thing is, just because something is for...
Forum: SLC 12 December 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 107,237
Posted By Blatherskite
Accordionists get banished to all kinds of...

Accordionists get banished to all kinds of strange places.
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,994
Posted By Blatherskite
The joke's on them: Baby It's Cold Outside is...

The joke's on them: Baby It's Cold Outside is terrible. If they're willing to suffer through one of the most annoying Christmas songs in existence just to stick it to people who don't like the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 December 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 37,490
Posted By Blatherskite
I picked a fairly obscure carol called The King...

I picked a fairly obscure carol called The King (or sometimes Joy, Health, Love and Peace).

Translated from English to Norwegian to Thai to Igbo and back to English again:

Happiness, health,...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 24,605
Posted By Blatherskite
The daftest thing I've ever seen a cat stalking...

The daftest thing I've ever seen a cat stalking was a sheep.

It either got distracted by mysterious cat things or it realised that a sheep was too big to carry and leave on the doorstep of its...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 24,605
Posted By Blatherskite
My landlord and landlady live a few houses down...

My landlord and landlady live a few houses down and own the large garden that runs behind all the houses on this terrace. It means I don't get my own garden, but I do get to look out of the window...
Forum: Social Studies 04 December 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,808
Posted By Blatherskite
I'm particularly baffled by the Twit tweeting...

I'm particularly baffled by the Twit tweeting that the swear word outed her as an 'angry privileged woman'.

Does this guy think only privileged people swear? I didn't realise that the working...
Forum: Moot Court 02 December 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Blatherskite
Microaggressions are seemingly insignificant or...

Microaggressions are seemingly insignificant or inoffensive actions performed so often towards somebody who doesn't appreciate them that they add up to a pattern of abusive behaviour.

For example,...
Forum: Crash and Burn 28 November 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,643
Posted By Blatherskite
My view is that it's acceptable to intervene when...

My view is that it's acceptable to intervene when it comes to the laws and practices of other countries but only if they benefit in some significant way from international co-operation.

In other...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 November 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Blatherskite
It's funny, the far right ones are rarely...

It's funny, the far right ones are rarely described as Millennials and never used as examples of what's wrong with kids these days, yet it's the far right youth that actually do have a good chance of...
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