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This is a link post More on Novax Djocovid
I really wanted to post something fun for my hundredth link, but instead please listen to Rohin enumerating some of the other batshit crazy beliefs that this guy holds.

Consider subscribing to his channel for good medical videos, as well as the upcoming one on the recent pig heart transplant. At the very least take a look at his video about the use of cocaine for anaesthesia; it’s quite a thing to see a Brit of Indian descent doing a credible German accent and wearing mutton chops.

Ed: link for the lazy youtu.be/h0duLUAc9Pc

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 9:44, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm taking part in a double-blind placebo trial
One group of us get a sugar pill, while the other group is fed terrifying doses of LSD and heroin.
It's really hard to tell which group you're in! I was talking to my spidery overlords about it just this morning while I shivered and vomited on the toilet.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12:03, Reply)
This is a normal post You have the flu
AICMFP
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Flu is a hoax made up by Big Lemsip

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Sure, you carry on believing that.
We all know it was cooked up by social media influenzas for attention.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 16:45, Reply)
This is a normal post This video IS fun
Rohin's presentation is superb. :)
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 17:15, Reply)
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Ping pong will be taking over from tennis and I'm holding you all accountable.
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 15:03, Reply)
This is a normal post haha. christ
years ago when I did my induction at the bbc, one of the old studio hands told us "always assume there's somebody listening when you're in the studio", though these pros would know but someone's thought it too juicy not to leak
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 21:15, Reply)
This is a normal post "Did you smash it"?

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 21:45, Reply)
This is a normal post The comments are a shitshow.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 22:14, Reply)
This is a normal post My favourite:
"I always thought australians were rather cool and tolerant people."
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 22:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Jesus Christ. You're not wrong.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:00, Reply)
This is a normal post You weren't kidding.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Novax really is a fucking cunt.
I'm totally fine with people opting out of vaccination. It's quite rightly voluntary, and should remain so. Mandatory vaccination is not a road we want to start going down.
However, I'm also very much of the opinion that by declining the vaccination, you agree to abide by any legal or social restrictions imposed upon you as an unvaccinated member of society.
Novax is clearly flouting these restrictions (and apparently getting away with it). He's a cunt. And should be labeled as such whenever possible. I hope these presenters don't get too much of a bollocking. I'm guessing they won't.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Whose fault is it though, the presenters (who weren't live) or the person who leaked it?

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:18, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh, it's definitely not the presenter's fault.
But they'll still be the ones strung up for it if the channel decides to take action.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:23, Reply)
This is a normal post there even a possibility they leaked it deliberately
australia has some of the highest vaccination rates in the world, a fair bit higher than britain and the states, and also had some of the longest lockdowns and strictest mask/check-in/social distancing rule/barring people, even australians trying to return, from entering the country, and compliance and public support was very high. So having suffered and done the right thing, there's huge public sentiment against people seen to be able to break the rules or be anti-vax, and so there this big public backlash against an unvaxxed (and public antivaxxer) djoko suspected of using his power to skip the rules. He's the villian of the moment, (and convenient for the government to distract from their failings to secure RAT exams) and shitcanning him might raise channel 7 ratings. It'll certainly play well here (angry serbs aside), and already a lot of australians are sharing it on facebook.
My view is that he was actually hard done by, he didn't cheat his way in but followed all the rules in his visa application and it was government incompetence and their unlawful interference which was why he won his appeal, the judge was quite scathing. (I won't bore you with the details, but we saw most of the appeal on live stream apart from when the courts microsoft teams stream was hacked with porn (SFW). seriously) He's being singled out because he's the number one tennis player with antivax views. I guess how you feel about this depends how tolerant you are for people with stupid views, but my view is that he's come to play tennis, not give a TED talk, and we should follow the law fairly
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Fair enough, we've got partying politicos to kick the shit out of for similar reasons.
They definitely deserve it.
I was slightly confused as to why the authorities waited 'til he arrived before denying entry.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 2:01, Reply)
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waited 'til he arrived before denying entry didn't feed him to salt water crocs
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 5:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Lol

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 6:27, Reply)
This is a normal post Fucking hell.
I agree with all of that.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 9:34, Reply)
This is a normal post Fucking hell!

People agreeing with each other on the interwebs?
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 13:54, Reply)
This is a normal post
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-59935127
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 10:04, Reply)
This is a normal post nowt to do with australia or our visa rules, that's up to serbia to censure him if he's broken some local covid rule
Our minister does have the power to cancel his visa if he thinks he's of bad character, but that's a formal power and my guess he'd be too pussweak to use it, instead they tried to circumvent due process when novak tried to enter the country, and got deservedly toasted on appeal.
And if they are blocking people caught dodging their own country's covid regs, I don't think boris is going to be touring the antipodes touting some trade deal any time soon, though I do feel the clocks ticking with him anyway
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 10:21, Reply)
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Well, hang on. Making a false declaration on the entry form would be sufficient to get anyone else kicked out of the country. Why not him?
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 10:42, Reply)
This is a normal post sorry, I thought you were referring to the headline about him breaking serbian covid regs
actually, people make oversights quite often on questions about where you've travelled. generally as it's not information that would have been grounds for refusal, there is nothing particular wrong with visiting spain, they wouldn't consider as you say "sufficient to kick anyone out of the country" and I very much doubt they'll rely on this ground as a basis. There's issues around consistency of decision making. if Border Force recind novak visa on this ground, they'll be asked to justify why they don't do this with other people. Mrs cumquat is qualified in immigration law, and as I said, we followed the case quite closely.
a lot of the reporting, especially around his appeal, has been quite poor and inaccurate even around the basic facts of the case.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12:56, Reply)
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Which makes asking the question redundant. Why is it on the form in the first place if it's not enforced?
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 20:29, Reply)
This is a normal post Huh
From my years of watching Prisoner Cell Block H I always thought they were saying pissweak. This has shattered my worldview!
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12:18, Reply)
This is a normal post it's a portmanteu of pussy and pissweak, for added emphasis, rare now that pussy is falling out of currency s an epithet in these #metoo days
I probably should retire it. you never heard "pussy" on prisoner, not for about 20 years later
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 13:20, Reply)
This is a normal post Are we binning 'dick', 'nob' and 'bellend', too?

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 13:26, Reply)
This is a normal post God I hope not.
Horse dildos are just too ambitious for me.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 13:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Have you tried microwaving them first?

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 13:44, Reply)
This is a normal post No need.
I marinate for ten minutes in freshly made j-lube before using.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 16:47, Reply)
This is a normal post Nice of him to throw his agent under the bus like that

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 10:23, Reply)
This is a normal post it's not something he needed to hide, and the idea of a bloke worth 100s of millions filling out his own visa applications is a bit implausible
anyway, it's clear that people seemed to determinised to see nefarious acts in everything he does.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 12:58, Reply)
This is a normal post Especially good to have someone else do it if you then don't have to take responsibility for lying on it

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 13:32, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm not so sure "he didn't cheat his way in".
Nothing in his behaviour at the time suggests that he had tested positive in December.
Either way, the guy is a cunt.
Not surprising if you look at his parents.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 11:39, Reply)
This is a normal post around 40% of people who catch covid have no visible symptoms
I don't give a shit about djokovic either, but I do care about the rule of law and it being applied fairly, and this saga is just another depressing reminder that it's not just Trump supporters who are so quick to abandon it to attack people because they have opposite views
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 13:10, Reply)
This is a normal post I wrote his behaviour, not symptoms
Even when not showing any symptoms while positive, one should refrain from contact with others.
He cleary did not.
The point you are making is an important one and I agree.
But here's a guy who is denying scientific facts and willfully endangering other people in the process.
Facts are not views.
(sorry for my non native English)
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 20:53, Reply)
This is a normal post Sounds like "arsehole" to me

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 8:31, Reply)
This is a link post Police have option of chasing a robber or a Pokemon
They made the logical choice. There are loads of fleeing robbers, there are few wild snorlax.

Pokémon Go: Police fired for chasing Snorlax instead of robbers


(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 20:38, Reply)
This is a link post Killer Zionist dolphins
Hamas claimed that its naval commandos were attacked by a dolphin operative of the Israeli forces, equipped with combat gear
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 16:13, Reply)
This is a normal post Is that a different Abu Hamza to the one locked up for life in a US prison?
Anyway, perhaps Zionism is a front for the hidden porpoises of our laser equipped cetacean underlords.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 17:12, Reply)
This is a normal post Sure
How else can you explain the 52-Herzl whale
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 19:23, Reply)
This is a normal post To paraphrase David Mitchell
If the world is being run secretly by a cabal of Jewish financiers for the benefit of Jews, they’re not doing a very good fucking job of it.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 9:56, Reply)
This is a normal post I, for one, welcome our new shape shifting dolphin overlords.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 20:06, Reply)
This is a normal post Mmm
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_marine_mammal
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Exactly - the report clearly want to make it like the Hamas guys are crazy for suggesting such a thing.
They may be crazy, but it's not because they're talking about weaponised dolphins.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 11:35, Reply)
This is a normal post Achy bacon heart
Looks more successful than transplanting dolphin blowholes to fix anal sphincters and all the latest horse cock grafts you read about in the NEJM
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 5:56, Reply)
This is a normal post What use is a horse cock?
You’d pass out from low blood pressure every time you were horny.

Otherwise I’m fairly sure Bad Dragon make rubber ones if you’re more inclined towards sticking a horse cock up your arse.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 8:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Are they microwaveable?
It's just not the same when they're room temperature.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 10:09, Reply)
This is a normal post you know how having a horse cock up your arse feels?
filly
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 10:44, Reply)
This is a normal post I think it'd feel like it had gone on furlong time

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 14:22, Reply)
This is a normal post I wouldn't want to be saddled with that.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 14:56, Reply)
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Why the long phallus?
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 20:48, Reply)
This is a normal post At last, a spiral dick transplant is possible!!!

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 17:14, Reply)
This is a link post Fall Guy (Documentary)
The channel Flashback 71 www.youtube.com/channel/UCfiG8Ck3oaGgs4irZ69B84Q
has some great ephemera. Worth a quick moment of exploration
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 1:08, Reply)
This is a normal post Right up my street
Thank you
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 21:59, Reply)
This is a link post Otherworldly creatures near Hawaii
Could do with a Boards of Canada track.

Stunning Display of Biodiversity on Un-surveyed Seamount | Nautilus Live


(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 1:06, Reply)
This is a normal post just download a few software synths and hold down a chord
Job done
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 1:10, Reply)
This is a normal post That's not how Boards of Canada works.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 14:12, Reply)
This is a normal post Maybe it should be then
It’ll be much cheaper and sound indistinguishable from whatever wankery they do now.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 16:29, Reply)
This is a normal post Consult an audiologist immediately.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 17:15, Reply)
This is a normal post WTF Seems like mentioning BoC has hit a nerve.
Sorry if it offends your delicate musical sensibilities.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 17:30, Reply)
This is a normal post I must admit, I haven't really kept up with BoC since Geogaddi - CHRIST, was that really 20 years ago?!
So I'm not really sure what could have spurned such an aggrieved response to their name being spoken aloud on here. Maybe he just doesn't like nice music.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 18:01, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes, 20 years ago, back when I was having fun.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 19:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Those BoC parties hey =)
Great link btw!
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 23:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Wat iz a board of Canada?

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 9:28, Reply)
This is a normal post Electronic music group back from when Massive Attack were still… erm, Massive.
Ed: from back when
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 9:59, Reply)
This is a normal post Calm down, Grandad

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 18:08, Reply)
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(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 20:12, Reply)
This is a normal post ORANGE

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This is a normal post Yeah that's right!

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 21:40, Reply)
This is a link post Drug dealers forgive Tim Allen for ratting them out
Some strong satire from Clickhole

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 20:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Oof!

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Read up on this and discovered the folloing
When he was busted…. “Allen was set up by an undercover officer named Michael Pifer, who allegedly had been following the amateur drug dealer for months.”
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:56, Reply)
This is a normal post More here for anyone that's interested:
allthatsinteresting.com/tim-allen-cocaine
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:25, Reply)
This is a normal post totally unrelated to him being an amoral rat-fuck, Allen is also an outspoken Trump supporter
where he joins a select bunch of acting luminaries: gary busey, randy quaid, roseanne barr, stephen "best of the baldwins" baldwin, and chachi
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 2:06, Reply)
This is a normal post Stephen?
I always think of him as the ugly Baldwin.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 11:13, Reply)
This is a normal post well, he's not the best shot in the family

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 11:23, Reply)
This is a link post Wet Leg Interview
Rather well written interview with Wet Leg. I wish I’d been more care free and had kicked against the pricks more, rather than be strong armed into university for four years and have task masters I detest.

I hope my kids grow up with a similar lexicon.

‘We’re just little country bumpkins!’: 2022’s hottest band Wet Leg on songs, silliness and their surprise success


(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:26, Reply)
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Have been following this band since they were first posted on here and enjoying their growing success and their style.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 20:47, Reply)
This is a normal post ^This

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:06, Reply)
This is a normal post ^That

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:56, Reply)
This is a normal post ^These words

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 23:06, Reply)
This is a normal post never heard of them. looked and thought this is going to be one of these "how ironic are we?" bands that kind of shit me
but no, had a listen and fair play, they're alright
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 2:14, Reply)
This is a link post Les of the Volutnary Human Extinction Movement interviewed
A man says some stuff to a journalist, which is reported on the linked site that you can go read.

Extinction Rebel: “may we live long and die out”


(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 18:43, Reply)
This is a normal post A significantly less cunty approach than those XR twats.
Good for you, Les.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 18:57, Reply)
This is a normal post As humankind begins to disappear up its own fundamental, this chap leads the way.
Forward comrades! To extinction!
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Why not? What makes us so bloody important?
We're an invasive species at this point. We have been for the last few hundred years.
That was a rhetorical question, by the way. This isn't really the kind of subject on which you can sway people one way or the other. You either have the breeder mindset, or you don't. It's just nice to know there are other like minded folk out there, even if we're in the minority.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:19, Reply)
This is a normal post I stopped reading after “We're an invasive species at this point.”
Utterly nonsensical bollocks.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:44, Reply)
This is a normal post OK breeder.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:52, Reply)
This is a normal post the shortlived kim deal/thom yorke collaboration

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 4:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Ok breeder

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:23, Reply)
This is a normal post Can't see the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement being popular
what with their ever declining membership
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:08, Reply)
This is a normal post Cats are much better pets than kids and stay cute for longer.
VHEMT is a rubbish acronym though, Volunteers Against Gestation is better.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:21, Reply)
This is a normal post It's pronounced "vehement" apparently
So says the website, which I will link here, so you can go read it if you want.

www.vhemt.org/
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:33, Reply)
This is a normal post This is a very old website.
I vaguely remember it from 2001ish, agree with a lot of it. Then I went 'through the looking glass' on to an ex-cult member's blog; where she bitterly argues about YT comments for page after page after page without explanation?!
Ex-Quiverfull apparently nlqjerks4jesus.blogspot.com/
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:08, Reply)
This is a normal post It's not actually that old, it just looks that way.
Poking around among the 1990s style pages, I found there were updates from last year.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 8:16, Reply)
This is a normal post Hah!
That's been ny argument for a long time.

And given how I've not procreated, I can argue that I'm more carbon neutral by definition, so therefore am allowed to spend my carbon budget on other things.

Nothing to do with being a miserable old git, you understand.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:29, Reply)
This is a normal post "But who will take care of you once you're unable to take care of yourself?!"
What? With the money I've saved by not having children? And the lifetime mortgage I put on the house once I finally retire since I won't be obligated to leave it to the ungrateful brats I raised?
Hookers, of course. Lots and lots of Hookers. And maybe a robot butler.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 20:07, Reply)
This is a normal post I like the argument
But I see a teensy tiny flaw.

"With the money I've saved"

Hmmm.... I never realised that was how it was supposed to work.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:18, Reply)
This is a normal post *with all the shit I can flog on eBay once my Arthritis/Parkinson's kicks in.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Best way to think of a pension is as deferred income, you pay yourself now and then pay yourself later
hence the tax break when you pay in and the tax when it pays out
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 9:57, Reply)
This is a normal post According to research
if you do not reproduce, you can drive a car, go on a transatlantic holiday every year, eat meat, wash your clothes at 60 degrees, use a tumble dryer, not recycle, and use old school lightbulbs and still be less than 10% as polluting as a vegan parent, who doesn't drive, fly, washes clothes in cold water, hang dries those clothes, recycles, and uses low energy lightbulbs.

My view is that each person has a CO2 allowance, sort of like carbon credits, and you can use yours however you like.

I use mine on a nice car, foreign holiday, electricity, and meat. I still have nearly 90% of my allowance left compared to being a parent, so I donate that to the real polluters.

Most vegans I know have children, often more than 1. They should really be doing more for the planet though, don't they have any shame for their actions?

Research: iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 19:15, Reply)
This is a normal post they definitely could form a meaningful sexual relationship with a woman if they wanted to couldn't they?
Just checking
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 20:42, Reply)
This is a normal post CAREFUL now.
Potentially, yes.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 21:12, Reply)
This is a link post Today is my 15 year B3taday
Just look at all those candles.....

That is 15 years of lurking in the shadows of /links most days, watching silly videos and even sillier bickering.

Happy B3taday me!

This is GC, but it is my 'special day', and it brings me so much joy, so I'm posting anyway to hopefully share that joy with others.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:28, Reply)
This is a normal post Pretty solid lurking there, y u no post?!

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:39, Reply)
This is a normal post Pretty solid lurking there, y u no post?!
Pffttt... Amateur.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 17:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Another one, or is this long term sock planning?
No donation either, damn freeloaders.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 18:42, Reply)
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I've been lurking for over 15 years. This is my first ever post/comment. Eek.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 14:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Top lurking!

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 14:59, Reply)
This is a normal post Poor ickle kitty!
Thankfully most small mammals don't have enough momentum to hurt themselves too badly, so we can happily laugh at their stupid squashed faces.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 14:00, Reply)
This is a normal post not seeing any candles

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 15:03, Reply)
This is a normal post They'll come out when they're good and ready.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 15:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Or if he/she chips in
15 years without even one donation is pretty solid going
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 16:16, Reply)
This is a normal post Maybe someone has snuffed them out.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 17:44, Reply)
This is a normal post can you get them anymore?
I tried to buy an icon aaages ago and nothing happened
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:43, Reply)
This is a normal post The pages in the FAQ are still there.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 23:04, Reply)
This is a normal post yeah i did that once
must not have been in a 'donation window' or something
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 0:56, Reply)
This is a normal post It's alll there in the faq
b3ta.com/features/faq/#icons

under "How do I get one of them there cool icon thingies?"
link to b3ta.com/features/appeal/

I tend to transfer money direct (not as a DD asI'm on UC) and if i don't have a shiny new icon, i ask rob if he got the money and can i have one please

15 years though, no fucking excuse. It's easy to donate if you want to.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 17:57, Reply)
This is a normal post I did.
Like I said in the reply above, I reckoned it must have been something to do with not being a 'donation window'.

Thought I'd wait for the next one, which seems to be never.

Or maybe I didn't spend enough. It's not that clear either way.
(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 16:50, Reply)
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if only they'd let the door close all the way.. with an extra swing or two maybe.. it would have been perfect!
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 11:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Youngster
we all love yuo
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 22:53, Reply)
This is a normal post Happy cake day

(, Wed 12 Jan 2022, 1:31, Reply)
This is a link post The Colston plaque saga
Written before the statue came down
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 11:08, Reply)
This is a normal post my view is that if one of these bronzed victorian notables was involved in the slave trade, put that on the plaque too, don't tear the statue down
it actually makes the statue more significant if people get a full picture of the shit stuff along with the good. Tearing it down doesn't change the past, it just makes a few do-gooders feel like they've done something while actually doing fuck all, but leaving it up might inform a few more passers-by. Perhaps they might start thinking about zero-hour contracts and vietnamese sweatshops their Gap pants are made in and how modern global wealth still exploits people. or not, but at least it'll still give the pigeons a place to shit
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12:20, Reply)
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interesting article on how Germany is dealing with it

www.inquirer.com/philly/opinion/commentary/charlottesville-nazis-germany-communists-monuments-trump-20170817.html-2
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Drilling holes in a statue to allow passers-by to fuck it is a bit extreme

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12:42, Reply)
This is a normal post ah, fickendaslochinderbronzennmann
that's as german as strudel or faceshitting
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12:59, Reply)
This is a normal post well, if the germans think my idea has merit I'm going to have to rethink it
Adolf Hitler 1889 -1945
Vegan and dog lover
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 12:46, Reply)
This is a normal post Great
but to make it more relatable to younger people maybe just 'influencer'

Edit: you could also have a pigeon proof screen on top displaying people who have just been described online as worse than Hitler
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:06, Reply)
This is a normal post "worse than 10,000 hitlers" was one phrase that took my fancy
though I do like "influencer"
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:56, Reply)
This is a normal post ...and cyclist.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Not sure why you think it achieved fuck all.
It sparked a national and an international reaction if you remember. Locally, it caused Colston's name to be removed from street names, pubs and schools but more importantly it shone a spotlight on the unaccountable, undemocratic power that the Merchant Venturers wield in the city and it's given a boost to those who'd like to see that power removed. So it definitely has done something.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:13, Reply)
This is a normal post Massive gymnastics from Vaselini
You now think democracy's a good thing? You didn't seem so keen before. You've been raging against it for years. Should we have a national vote on statues maybe? See how the fucking nation feels about the Cenotaph being boarded up...
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:19, Reply)
This is a normal post .
b3ta.com/links/1442590
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:24, Reply)
This is a normal post
I'm seeing a stalwart democrat. Flattered, but I'm not arsed to search your posts for a response.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:27, Reply)
This is a normal post ah, so it created a time loop and reversed 100s of years of slavery, like superman flying around the earth, did it?
because that was the thing that was bad, not the fact that there's a statue in a park. I mean perhaps if Bristol were having a "we love Colston" parade that might be something. That's the issue with many on the left, they conflate symbols of the thing that's bad with the thing that is bad itself, and spend most of their energy attacking those symbols, be it statues or words like "manholes" or actors putting on blackface. Attacking symbols is easy and makes people think they've done something significant, but guess fucking what? The world didn't actually get any less unfair because of your sanctimonious gestures toppling statues and street name-changing. Some black kid on a council estate didn't turn into a vauxhall driving middle-class suburbanite because you joined in that twitter attack about an actor wearing blackface. That would take actual, difficult change like reforming the tax system to reduce social inequity on a fundamental level. Dealing with symbols is easy. "sparked a debate" my arse. It's the self-congratulatory smugness that shits me
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:28, Reply)
This is a normal post There was actually a Colston parade which the toppling also put a stop to
www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-09-14/bristols-colston-society-to-end-after-275-years-at-the-end-of-this-year
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 5:50, Reply)
This is a normal post ha. I stand by my rant, nevertheless
picture some poor wretch from dahomey lying in a crude hut, manacled on some alabama plantation, the skin flayed off his back from a recent lashing and weeping pus, the latest of many arbitrary punishment whippings as he's slowly worked to death picking cotton. But he hears a voice in his ear:
"don't worry, someday a bunch of earnest middle class whites will unite and together they'll have a brass statue of a long dead figure who had an indirect commercial relationship with your bondage in another country removed from a park. you see, it all evens out in the end and everyone's happy thanks to their sacrifice and struggle on your behalf. swings and roundabouts, really"
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 7:23, Reply)
This is a normal post "indirect commercial relationship"
He was deputy governor of the only English company allowed to trade slaves at that time. What's indirect about that?
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 7:37, Reply)
This is a normal post your retreat to pedantry has nowt to do with my point, I tend to assume it's some sort of coping mechanism to avoid facing the reality that I'm right, as it tends to crop up at this stage in those of a certain mindset
but for arguments sake, let's say you're unfamiliar with the terms.
if i say " indirect commercial relationship with your bondage" in reference to our nominal slave, it means he has no physical relationship with the slave. he didn't capture the slave, whip the slave, own the slave as personal chattel. he probably never got closer than 4000 miles to the slave, though the organisation he was deputy director of profited commercially from the slave trade. that's what indirect means. there's a relationship, but it's not a direct one with this slave, its through a whole series of intermediaries and behind contracts made with those intermediaries. it's an "indirect" relationship with the slave.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 8:16, Reply)
This is a normal post You could at this point just admit that you know absolutely nothing about the man, his activities, or Bristol
But sadly you won't
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 8:24, Reply)
This is a normal post at least your pedantry had an indirect relationship to my point
(pssst. "indirect" in this sense means while not really addressing my argument at least it references part of it however irrelevantly
but the "no, you're dumb" is the final stage of coping and the one that signifies to me there's no more interest to be had in it
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 8:39, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm not saying you're stupid
I'm saying that for some reason you've got it into your head that you should have an opinion on all this without first knowing some quite basic facts (or even reading the original article I posted it seems). And now you can't back down.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 8:56, Reply)
This is a normal post i made a point about the futile waste of focus and pointless misdirected sense of achievement gesture political symbolism like pulling down statutes gives people, in comparison to dealing with the actual serious problems themselve
so far you've talked about parades, made pedantic points on terminology, and now seem to be intent on ad-hominen face-saving. What you're not doing is saying anything pertinent to the point I made or making any counterargument. It's just dull, beni. I'm not infallible, but it'd be nice once in a while to have someone capable of responding to the actual point.
Now reading between the lines (the counterpart to accusing me of not knowing anything about Bristol is that in contrast, you do know it intimately) my guess is that you were personally somehow involved in this statue campaign, and by pointing out it's cosmic fucking pointlessness, I'm attacking something that hitherto you've taken some sort of unwarranted sense of achievement out of. I know that as you've basically reached the name-calling part of the debate it's not something you're likely to confess. But I suspect I'm right
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 10:10, Reply)
This is a normal post i generally steer clear of calling you names, or indeed interacting with you at all, because this is the result
And I simply cant be arsed to decipher it all
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 11:52, Reply)
This is a normal post well, it is true that you don't go out seeking arguments with me
and it must be going on a year since I had a decent rant on b3ta. so sorry that I picked your post in particular. I think there was some merit in the wider point I was making about such gestures which is why I said it, but it seems you're only interested in the details of the colston case you posted and I guess that's your prerogative
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 12:08, Reply)
This is a normal post They tried to get the plaque changed for a long time
It was dragged out deliberately and was never going to happen. This information is readily available if you read before posting. x
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 19:23, Reply)
This is a normal post my point was about statues removal in general, not Colston in particular, that's why I used "one of these bronzed victorian notables"
if some tried to change the plaque then good, it just demonstrates there's plenty who agree with my view. these kind of gestures and statue toppling are a global issue, cecil rhodes and american civil war generals and franco favourites. To me it's straws. all these people around the world who swapped plastic straws for paper and thinking they were making a difference, while at the very same time millions of tonnes of household recycling, from these very same smug little do-gooders in the west who were patting themselves on the back for buying a M&S pack of metal straws, was getting dumped on china where most of it went into landfills or was burnt in toxic fires. not that people gave a fuck what happened to it once they sorted their plastics and the council took it away. But hey! look at our straws. And even recycling is a minor issue compared to the traincrash of global warming. But they felt they've "done something" by switching to paper straws. Just like people feel they've made a difference by toppling statues and congratulating themselves for having so much more right-on views that these fuckers in the past whose evidence that people once respected them needs to be erased like stalin's ex head of secret police. they were all cunts and if we'd lived back then we'd have been so much better.
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 11:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Yeah, I know there's a few statues up to Jimmy Savile
and he did a LOT of good work for charity, shame to tear down those statues because of some historical stuff. He was friends with royalty and even Margaret Thatcher so don't let's let any political correctness cause all that good work to be forgotten.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:33, Reply)
This is a normal post Margaret Thatcher was incidentally the first female Merchant Venturer fact fans

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 14:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Honorary member. Does not count.
Like the queen is the honorary head of the Masons or whatever.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 16:03, Reply)
This is a normal post Bet she's worn an apron and carried a trowel though

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 17:26, Reply)
This is a normal post I think old style colonialism had stopped by then.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:05, Reply)
This is a normal post Saville fucked kids all his life and got away with it
whether there's a statue or not (and i kind of hope there is. there was still the michael jackson one up outside fulham's ground last time I was there) doesn't change shit about that, nor will pulling it down (or off) do anything. people don't see a statue of saville and think "You know, I've never tried it before, but seeing this statue maybe I will give fucking kids a go". Campaign to increase the penalties for failing to mandatory report suspected abuse if you want to make a difference. it might make the kind of tv execs who turned a blind eye to saville, think twice in the future.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:45, Reply)
This is a normal post Why do we need statues of anyone at all?
Interesting article.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 15:06, Reply)
This is a normal post
tiger get to hunt, bird get to fly
man get to ask himself, "Why? Why? Why?"
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:07, Reply)
This is a normal post I do kinda think we should replace them all
with big bronze ducks.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 23:09, Reply)
This is a normal post Golden calves, shurely.

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 17:17, Reply)
This is a normal post Fuck it, I’ll weigh in.
1. I don’t endorse vandalism generally.
2. The defendants admitted what they did, but the jury decided their actions did not warrant punishment. Despite what that idiot Tory said, this does not set a legal precedent.
3. Coulston was a fucking slave trader, let’s not forget that, regardless of the standards of morality at the time. The statue was not contemporary.
4. Various legal attempts to remove the statue were supposedly blocked by a small group repeatedly.
5. People say that the statue represents our history, well the events surrounding it being toppled are (or rather will) be part of our history too. If it were up to me I’d have left it on the ground, concreted it in place and put up a plaque explaining how it ended up there.
6. Food for thought: how is this any different to the now famous footage of Saddam Hussain’s statue being pulled down after the man himself was toppled?
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 11:24, Reply)
This is a normal post good points, though saddam was a recently deposed hated dictator
not some bloke dead 300 years ago who had the statues build after his death by a grateful public because of his public works he built for bristol
Maybe the Bamiyam buddhas might be a better example. Something that was built long in the past that some current residents, in this case the taliban, decided they wanted to erase evidence of because they didn't like the idea of it
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 13:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Although I'm somewhat opposed to the method in which the statue was removed, I'm not really opposed to it's removal. To be honest, I couldn't give a fuck either way.
But you raise an interesting point re: Saddam Hussein. What's the statue of limitations on the actions of the subject when viewed from a contemporary perspective?
Saddam was very much a contemporary figure, and I think it's safe to say that the statue was erected by him, during his lifetime as an act of narcissism, so I don't think he's the best example. But should https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equestrian_statue_of_Genghis_Khan be torn down? I mean, he killed a *lot* of people. Enough to make a noticeable change in the temperature of the fucking planet. And mostly because they didn't want to be pals.
There's no doubt whatsoever that the guy was a master strategist, but surely we only celebrate or admire his conquests because they occurred so long ago. Is there a historical watermark where we brush aside the atrocities these figures committed and instead just focus on the impressive stuff?
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 13:53, Reply)
This is a link post I really enjoy Warren's films, usually breaking down the production on a song
but here he does a deep dive into Ry Cooder and it's amazing. I've always loved Ry's work but I learned a lot and discovered a lot of his music and some amazing connections. He did an album with Taj Mahal! Only released a couple of years ago, who knew?!

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9:52, Reply)
This is a normal post Thank you
That was very good.
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 22:34, Reply)
This is a normal post It's good that he was able to overcome sounding like a sandwich to become a famous musician

(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 1:59, Reply)
This is a link post Fun with google Ngram viewer


Google Books Ngram Viewer


(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9:48, Reply)
This is a normal post Looks like Spock
was big in the 1840s
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 11:00, Reply)
This is a link post Preparing a stuffed raccoon for display

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9:34, Reply)
This is a normal post Princess Leia's less well known hobby

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 10:36, Reply)
This is a link post CyberBean 2077
I wonder if this will be in the much-awaited DLC. I’ve been waiting for that before I have a second play through.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 18:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Nicely done

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 21:56, Reply)
This is a normal post Look at some of the others on the channel.
Walter White in City 17 made me chuckle.
Austin Powers in Mass Effect made me lol.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 22:05, Reply)
This is a normal post Brilliantly done
*click*
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 22:31, Reply)
This is a normal post that would have taken a bit of work
though perhaps chroma keying is easier these days with intelligent detection, i'm a bit behind the curve with the latest editing tools
really nicely done.
is that keanu reeves voicing the npc? his cgi avatar probably acts less woodenly than he does
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1:31, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes that’s him.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1:40, Reply)
This is a normal post I was going to make some crack about his career progression
but I've heard there's more money in games than hollywood, so it's probably not the step down it was in Hamill's day
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 8:56, Reply)
This is a normal post I think it's probably a safe bet that he got more for Matrix 4.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9:07, Reply)
This is a normal post you're right
but i get the feeling he's now in the Stallone "relying on nostalgia to squeeze the last drops of box office from exhausted franchises" part of his career
(, Tue 11 Jan 2022, 2:24, Reply)
This is a link post So tits the best bits
Must be running these down now if they are doing the best bits. No doubt some/most/all of you will be glad to hear that but for those who can still manage a wank after that saddle video below here are the afore mentioned best bits posted today.

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 16:45, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm waiting for the one where she doesn't wear a top.

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 17:06, Reply)
This is a normal post A musical interlude, excellent playing and boobs.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=vb_TLU_M7PE

Comments section has a couple of good gags in it.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 18:19, Reply)
This is a normal post blimey
proper talent
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 19:08, Reply)
This is a normal post She can play with my piano any day she wants

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 20:54, Reply)
This is a normal post There's only so much she can get a tune out of

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 22:27, Reply)
This is a normal post {:-D

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 23:37, Reply)
This is a normal post And with Jeff Goldblum conducting!

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 21:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Didn't spot that

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 21:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Odd that

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 22:28, Reply)
This is a normal post Took me some time to see the piano.

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 23:07, Reply)
This is a normal post *drops monocle*

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 22:24, Reply)
This is a normal post 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 22:31, Reply)
This is a normal post ?

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 23:39, Reply)
This is a normal post while the video is playing in browser
perform those keystrokes

(while performing key strokes)
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 5:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Ta, this tablet won't let me unfortunately.

(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 13:30, Reply)
This is a normal post I have to say
that it would have seemed impossible in the 80's that Toyah Wilcox would be putting out videos like this in her 60's.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 22:01, Reply)
This is a normal post
dunno, VHS tapes could have been delivered to people houses
(, Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Send fatty Bolton, or wherever he’s from, to do a review.
He’ll probably still love it.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 18:32, Reply)
This is a normal post
you mean the " Rate My Takeaway " guy (from Leeds/ somewhere up north!!)
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 19:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Anybody who takes time out of their life
to write a review of a KFC on Tripadviser deserves to catch food poisoning and die.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 20:43, Reply)
This is a link post SUMO Hatsu Basho 2022 Day 1 Jan 9th Makuuchi ALL BOUTS.
Audience attendance looks to be over 50%. Wrestler attendance is a little better, but Takayasu and his whole stable have to sit this one out due to covid rules.

Will Terunofuji continue his winning streak? I Hope so! Hakkeyoi!

Edited to add this timestamped link to Terunofuji vs Daieisho due to severe awesomeness: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0SSA_-MwtU&t=1338s

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 14:10, Reply)
This is a normal post nice to see the "mysterious lady" back in the front row!

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 16:19, Reply)
This is a normal post The posture princess is a permanent fixture now.
If she stops going she'll break the hearts of a million weirdos.
(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 16:28, Reply)
This is a normal post her sense of style also makes a million women weep

(, Sun 9 Jan 2022, 16:42, Reply)

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