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Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 34,607
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: 25
Views: 952
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: 4,332
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: 770
Views: 98,399
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: 217
Views: 28,760
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: 277
Views: 34,607
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: 150
Views: 21,897
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: 150
Views: 21,897
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: 1,222
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: 641
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: 3,402
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: 452
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...
Forum: Rantidote 24 November 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 27,591
Posted By Blatherskite
I missed a parcel delivery and a notice was left...

I missed a parcel delivery and a notice was left telling me it was left with my next door neighbour.

The parcel was not left with that neighbour. Nor was it left with the neighbour two doors down....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 November 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By Blatherskite
Why do so many people not know what free speech...

Why do so many people not know what free speech actually means? And why do the people who harp on about free speech the most seem to be the ones who constantly misuse it to mean 'the right to say...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 November 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,968
Posted By Blatherskite
How many of the others are watching in 'amused...

How many of the others are watching in 'amused confusion', though? The more they keep clicking, the more attention these types of idiots get, the more genuine followers they pick up. Although I...
Forum: Rantidote 14 November 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 27,591
Posted By Blatherskite
I think all schools should have mandatory Media...

I think all schools should have mandatory Media Analysis lessons (perhaps as part of English or as part of whatever Physical and Social Education class is called now).

It should focus mainly on...
Forum: Rantidote 14 November 2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 27,591
Posted By Blatherskite
I really wish people would stop saying we live in...

I really wish people would stop saying we live in a 'post-truth' age.

Truth still very much exists and it's as important as ever, regardless of how many people try to piss all over the concept....
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 November 2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,968
Posted By Blatherskite
Why do you watch this crap? Why waste your own...

Why do you watch this crap? Why waste your own precious time on the kind of pathetic garbage person who describes minorities as NPCs?

Anybody who thinks of other people as incapable of basic human...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,641
Posted By Blatherskite
I think the fact that his artwork sells for at...

I think the fact that his artwork sells for at least £1 million is the encouragement to as yet undiscovered artists.


Several years ago I saw a clip of an art installation that consisted of what...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 November 2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Blatherskite
Trump bears a lot of the responsibility for...

Trump bears a lot of the responsibility for stoking the flames of violence, but these people should certainly not be granted leniency on the basis of 'The president made me do it'.

Everybody in...
Forum: SLC 01 November 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,822
Posted By Blatherskite
I was late home last night due to bus delays, so...

I was late home last night due to bus delays, so I missed out on Trick or Treaters. I think I had somebody calling round, though, because a plastic pumpkin had been moved from my windowsill - I...
Forum: Moot Court 24 October 2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blatherskite
I was granted special consideration for GCSE art....

I was granted special consideration for GCSE art. In my case, my final portfolio didn't include enough material to qualify for top marks under normal circumstances but, as I had missed quite a bit of...
Forum: Fun House 24 October 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Blatherskite
I suspect some of the international appeal to...

I suspect some of the international appeal to certain British comedy shows is because they are seen as somehow more 'British' to foreign viewers.

But also when shows like Monty Python develop a...
Forum: Social Studies 24 October 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,341
Posted By Blatherskite
Bogle is used in the north of England too, along...

Bogle is used in the north of England too, along with 'boggle' and 'boggart'. I know of a Boggart Hole Clough in Manchester, a Bogle Crag Wood in the Lake District and a Boggle Hole near Whitby.

I...
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,760
Posted By Blatherskite
I loved the retaliation to that damp flop of a...

I loved the retaliation to that damp flop of a meme!

(ETA: I don't know what version you saw, but what I saw wasn't a cartoon but a photograph of a drag queen sitting next to a woman in a burkha).
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