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» Hypocrisy

Kind of bindun, many times, but - The Daily Mail
The Jade Goody thing has been mentioned enough times in this QOTW, but let me just say - not only were they at the forefront of demonising her when that was the fashionable thing to do, and are now milking the 'brave' angle for all it's worth, they then go and publish this: www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1153665/Clever-dumb-Why-love-Jade-Goody-vilify-University-Challenge-brainbox-bright.html
as if *they* hadn't been among the ones 'loving' Jade Goody and 'vilifying' Gail Trimble.

And the MMR vaccine/autism scare - they were at the forefront of pushing that, publishing every bit of bullshit that lying cunt Wakefield spouted, and then they have the mind-boggling gall to publish this: www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1149322/How-middle-class-MMR-refuseniks-putting-child-risk.html
(Tue 24th Feb 2009, 15:06, More)

» How nerdy are you?

Erm, OK.
I've organised a sci-fi convention.

I think that's enough, yes?

Edit: Twice, actually.
(Thu 6th Mar 2008, 13:43, More)

» Best Graffiti Ever

Exeter Uni (and city)
Recent one: 'Ceci n'est pas une mur' on the back wall of Debenhams.

But there are some real classics in the Ram Bar (student union bar) toilets. A while ago the student newspaper printed some pictures of the full text of Jabberwocky (IIRC) written on a cubicle wall in the ladies', not entirely original but cool.
The gents' has some good ones here and there, including the classic 'drama degrees - please take one' on the loo roll dispenser, or a 'debate' about evolution heavily featuring words such as 'gay', 'cock' etc. But my favourite has to be the "Rate your Shit" that has appeared in several cubicles, with entries like '8/10 - nutty with a hint of chocolate', '2/10 - too runny', and the pure genius of '1/10 - like giving birth to a Black & Decker power tool'. All in different handwriting, obviously.
(Wed 9th May 2007, 16:17, More)

» Customers from Hell

I've been one, slightly.
Dealing with BT to try and get my phone line working, after moving into a new place earlier this year. The line was simply dead - obviously a physical fault on it somewhere, not entirely surprising as it's a large block of flats and probably wired by some cowboy builder...

Of course, ringing the BT toll free line from my mobile is not, er, toll free. And on PAYG it gets really quite expensive. So I was heartily sick of having to spend ages working my way through the menu system ("Press 1 for accounts, press 2 for billing", etc.). At least I didn't generally have to spend much time on hold - they have this callback thing which rings you as soon as it's your turn.

Well, fortunately for me in this case, they appear to be really quite incompetent (no shit sherlock) - when I got my callback, my mobile displayed the number it came from. So the next time I needed to hassle them because it still didn't work, I rang that number. And a human being answered, pretty much immediately, though quite confused at first - "were you transferred to this department? no? you're not supposed to be able to ring this number directly!". He still helped me, though.
(Wed 10th Sep 2008, 18:18, More)

» Common

Here's a (possibly) controversial one.

A sub-type of common really - more nouveau riche. And not completely exclusively common, I suppose.
(Thu 16th Oct 2008, 19:33, More)
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