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As grandmasterfluffles puts it, "My ex once told me, "That's the best sex I've ever had... Well, apart from with my cousin..."
What's the most tactless thing you've heard? And was it you saying it?

(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 22:40)
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OK, I'm crowbarring this one in, cos I just bashed it out as a reply on /links at gone 1am and it was too much work to just see vanish...
Besides, I like making ProfKM chuckle. And there are two or three examples of tactlessness in this tale...

I was living in the shittiest room of a six-"person" house as a student.

We got an early-morning visit from the telly licensing cunt.
My bedroom door was locked, and the fucker woke me by banging on it at about 8am. I ignored it.
I could tell what was going on, cos a housemate (helpful!) shouted who it was, thereby giving the tosser the conviction that I was indeed in the room.
So he carried on banging the door. For several hours. Astonishingly persistent.
Eventually, some time after 11am, I realised this might be a day-long war of attrition, and it was a horrible room I hated spending any time in. And this was at a time when I liked stepping out and having things to do.
I gazed at the knackered, 12-inch black and white portable telly that only picked up two channels, with its screen covered with red wax dribbles from ill-positioned candles, and thought: "Sod this".
I got dressed, picked up the small hammer from my crappy tool bag, and unlocked the door.
"You're very rude," I said to the weaselly prick who was standing there. "What do you want?" I probably looked as pissed-off as I was feeling.
"Have you got a license for that television?"
I turned and put the hammer through the screen. Been wanting to do it for years, and finally had the excuse. Disappointing lack of spectacular sparks, but hey ho.
I turned back to him, hammer in hand, glaring. "What television?"

He left. Swiftly.
(, Tue 8 Nov 2011, 1:41, 8 replies)
we don't have television licensing here
and frankly I find it hard to get my head around.
Is it because you have far less advertisements..or?

The image of some tragic jobsworth banging away on the door in a filthy student hovel for three hours is the absolute pinnacle of human evolution.

I stopped watching commercial telly as a habit 20 years ago, and now whenever I run across it being played somewhere, I'm always appalled at the tone of the adverts. People literally and actually shouting at you to buy stuff.
Its very fucking strange.
And I find it offensive.
(, Tue 8 Nov 2011, 2:38, closed)
I have to say I agree

(, Tue 8 Nov 2011, 9:50, closed)
It's a historical anomaly
Since we had TV first (so ner), and it was run by a public corporation, funded by the license - which is really just a taxation stamp.

But it does mean that on the main BBC channels we have NO adverts - not less, but NONE. Which is sweet. Cos I agree, adverts make my brain dribble out of my ears, and give me an overwhelming urge to (ironically) throw a hammer through the screen.

Of course, having no adverts means you couldn't go and take a piss, before the advent of Live Pause... "Tivo Saved My Bladder"!
(, Tue 8 Nov 2011, 9:59, closed)
but have you noticed how many adverts they have advertising other programmes on the same blasted station
(, Tue 8 Nov 2011, 11:16, closed)
You're a real offence-whore, aren't you?

(, Tue 8 Nov 2011, 22:26, closed)

(, Tue 8 Nov 2011, 23:56, closed)
Haha, I wish I'd seen that :D
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