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Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 November 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
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: 58
Views: 3,254
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: 387
Views: 19,366
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: 387
Views: 19,366
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: 58
Views: 3,254
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: 2,712
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: 406
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: 1,193
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: 1,382
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: 545
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: 3,992
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: 186
Views: 24,792
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).
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,449
Posted By Blatherskite
I went for a hike today and I am apparently a...

I went for a hike today and I am apparently a prime residential opportunity for all spiders and beetles.

I just found of the the beetles on the coffee table, tragically upside-down, many hours...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,604
Posted By Blatherskite
Horses eat people!

Horses eat people!
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,792
Posted By Blatherskite
I saw a cartoon on facebook and it's been bugging...

I saw a cartoon on facebook and it's been bugging me since this morning. It was making fun of how 'smug' a liberal/hippyish/artsy/more-lesbian-than-the general-population town nearish to my home is....
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By Blatherskite
I was just about to say I could see something...

I was just about to say I could see something like this working as a holiday let. I would happily stay in a coffee ground powered mini-home for a week if it was in a desirable location!
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 October 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,254
Posted By Blatherskite
I can see what you mean, but in my opinion the...

I can see what you mean, but in my opinion the more the merrier when it comes to the companions because I am sick of the love interest teasing between the (male) Doctor and his sole (female)...
Forum: Social Studies 11 October 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By Blatherskite
I do understand why the airline refused to allow...

I do understand why the airline refused to allow the squirrel, but I think it's possible the woman's case is not as nutty as it sounds.

A pet squirrel could be well-tamed and basically just like a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 October 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By Blatherskite
I think it was an attempt at comedy that fell...

I think it was an attempt at comedy that fell flat on its arse.

Even if anybody out there still finds the whole 'Hurr hurr foreigners eat weird food' thing funny, the funny foreign food has to be...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 October 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 36,350
Posted By Blatherskite
I just re-watched You, Me and the Apocalypse on...

I just re-watched You, Me and the Apocalypse on Amazon and made myself gutted all over again that there's not going to be a second series.

It was a brilliant show, equal parts absurd and tense....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 October 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,154
Posted By Blatherskite
You misinterpreted my post so let me rephrase it....

You misinterpreted my post so let me rephrase it.

Most people who complain about cultural appropriation are from marginalised cultures. Since you believe complaints about cultural appropriation...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 October 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By Blatherskite
Part of the problem, though, is that behind all...

Part of the problem, though, is that behind all his posturing there is a presidency.

His hissy fits have the power to impact both US politics and international relations.

I've often wondered...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 October 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Blatherskite
I'm going to make a wild, crazy prediction here...

I'm going to make a wild, crazy prediction here and say that if this goes ahead, Günter the Pasty-Faced and Elsa the Porcelain-Skinned won't have any reason to fear despite the fact that they claimed...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 28 September 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By Blatherskite
I'd take his claim that baking is a science with...

I'd take his claim that baking is a science with a pinch of salt. No dought he would knock back the idea that baking is a science when the baker is a woman! But without proof, I suppose I shouldn't...
Forum: Rantidote 28 September 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 92,803
Posted By Blatherskite
I don't have dairy and have made a rather good...

I don't have dairy and have made a rather good pizza (though I say so myself - because possibly nobody else would say so) using a vegan pesto base and no cheese.

Admittedly this was because I ran...
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