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Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 September 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,307
Posted By Blatherskite
Geishas did originate in Japan, though, making...

Geishas did originate in Japan, though, making the style culturally Japanese. You would get nothing but confused looks if you put on geisha garb for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, for instance.
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Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,450
Posted By Blatherskite
The cow field I cut across to go the supermarket...

The cow field I cut across to go the supermarket had slightly too many cows in it and this was very unsettling for some reason.

Thank goodness it was all just a dream.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 September 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By Blatherskite
Most of the instigators of the Russian...

Most of the instigators of the Russian Revolution, for starters. To dismiss people as stupid for not seeing where their part in history would end up is, itself, pretty daft.
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 September 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Blatherskite
Individually they're good cleaners (vinegar...

Individually they're good cleaners (vinegar because it's acidic and bicarbonate of soda because it can be made into a slightly abrasive paste for souring).

Together they're only really useful in...
Forum: SLC 22 September 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,172
Posted By Blatherskite
It took me a couple of episodes of listening to...

It took me a couple of episodes of listening to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale to realise that the character SEE-sil was not just pronouncing Cecil in a weird, pretentious way.

They make a bit...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 September 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By Blatherskite
Alternatively, don't share their videos and...

Alternatively, don't share their videos and comments and possibly don't even share the videos and comments of people who are indirectly feeding their fame hunger by disseminating their click-bait...
Forum: SLC 22 September 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 79,073
Posted By Blatherskite
I had success with a humane trap, but only after...

I had success with a humane trap, but only after experimenting with different types of bait. It turned out that just a small piece of cracker or a nut could be carried away without setting off the...
Forum: SLC 21 September 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 79,073
Posted By Blatherskite
I couldn't get a great photo because the building...

I couldn't get a great photo because the building itself is fenced off and I had to take a picture from the side of a fairly busy road using my phone. I'm also not sure how the first image managed to...
Forum: SLC 21 September 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 79,073
Posted By Blatherskite
More of an odd thing I will see every day since...

More of an odd thing I will see every day since starting at my new workplace:

While walking to the bus station last night I stopped to look at an old dilapidated mill building on the way. It's a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 September 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Blatherskite
The link goes to a 3.24 minute video,...

The link goes to a 3.24 minute video, professionally made and quite engaging, discussing how cigarette companies pay influential figures in social media to subtly advertise cigarettes, getting around...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 September 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,307
Posted By Blatherskite
Only if you're deliberately misrepresenting what...

Only if you're deliberately misrepresenting what cultural appropriation is in order to, I assume, make an out-of-nowhere attack against people who criticise cultural appropriation.

Or do you...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
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: 709
Views: 77,953
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: 128
Views: 4,143
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: 84
Views: 2,827
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: 128
Views: 4,143
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: 19
Views: 702
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: 9,400
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: 1,138
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: 180
Views: 20,836
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: 81
Views: 3,307
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: 81
Views: 3,307
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: 501
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: 1,138
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: 17,406
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...
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