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  1. Yithian

    Is Fake News & Viral Social Media Subverting Democracy In The UK?

    A blast from the past: A 1994 attempt at predicting the state of newspapers of 2004. Of course, they missed the major difference that finally came along (the pundits were sceptical about the short time-frame suggested): that the printed product would die a slow death and be replaced by...
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    Motivations For Our Fortean Interests

    For me, it's not about the destination but the journey. I have no faith that any save a few of the genuine mysteries we discuss will be 'solved' to general satisfaction, but my belief in the universe as a unified whole causes me to think that the 'meaning' of the whole (such as one that is...
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    Folk Horror

    I've never read a Stephen King book, but I know that the author of 'The Monkey's Paw' was W.W. Jacobs. I think King wrote a book called 'The Monkey'
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    Hong Kong & Macau

    Borderline 'Fortean', but here's an interesting little set of picture portraits of Hong Kong's disappearing trades: Good photography of subjects: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/hong-kong-disappearing-trades/index.html Traditional-Seal Maker, Paper-Effigy Maker, Copperware Craftsmam...
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    Did Actor Stage His Own Racist Attack?

    Corrected.
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    Madrid & Gunboat Diplomacy

    Like those in Macronesia.
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    Madrid & Gunboat Diplomacy

    Most of Micronesia...
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    Worst British Accent Attempt. Ever.

    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/it-s-not-lupus
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    What Music?

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    Madrid & Gunboat Diplomacy

    You're not wrong.
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    Things That Make You Go... WTF?

    Any instinct as to whether this was true?
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    I.T.C Water Pictures

    Infantry Training Camp.
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    Madrid & Gunboat Diplomacy

    Sorry BMCS, Ramon, Maximus: No discussion of May/Brexit/Labour splinters. No choice but to enforce evenly, no matter how parenthetical.
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    Did Actor Stage His Own Racist Attack?

    As is often the case, it's reprehensible to fake such an attack as it increases scepticism towards genuine victims. Unless he manages an amost inconceivably good justification for his actions, this man is a scumbag.
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    Worst British Accent Attempt. Ever.

    I've posted my experiences of 'international drinking and accents' here: https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/the-art-of-the-sitcom.54367/page-5#post-1497202
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    Random/Peculiar Images

    A scorpion changed into copper. Found in a mine in Southern Arizona.
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    Worst British Accent Attempt. Ever.

    A lesser-known side effect of lupus.
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    Did Actor Stage His Own Racist Attack?

    I've asked before and I'm asking again: A) Please at least give a clue what the thread is about in the thread title (done for you). B) Please post a short extract from the linked article (also now done).
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    Tom Cruise & His Wives

    Second name confusion today! Now edited.
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    Where The Hell Are The Flying Cars? It's The 21st Century!

    This is not a flying car, but it's got retrofuturistic concept stamped all over it:
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    How Much Is A Wife Worth?

    I hated Hardy at school, but then I found in adulthood that I was warming to him. Amazingly, for such a stoical pessimist (like flies to wanton boys are we to the gods...), he wrote one poem of true hope in a bleak and apparently meaningless world. I love this and have it by heart. To be...
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    How Much Is A Wife Worth?

    Oh, no! We're back to 'I keep a bullpup'!
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    Worst British Accent Attempt. Ever.

    Gillian Anderson actually has two natural accents. I saw her mention in an interview how she automatically changes between them depending on whether she's with Brits or North Americans. I really liked her in the BBC version of Bleak House a number of years back (as Lady Dedlock).
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    Tom Cruise & His Wives

    Ultimately wasn't nice? Or ultimately wasn't bad? (Haven't seen it)
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    The Troll's Head

    Why do I imagine that Klingon wine tastes like a harsh rijoa?
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    Oops! The Silly Mistakes Thread

    Just a note to say that the whole of this subreddit (Reddit category) could be posted here. It's titled What Could Go Wrong? and features some of the poorest decision-making caught on contemporary video. https://www.reddit.com/r/Whatcouldgowrong/ Warning: there's nothing super-graphic, but...
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    Far Right Behind The 'Yellow Jacket' Petrol Protests?

    Let's bear in mind that this is a French conception of sophistication. Italian men consider themselves the world's greatest lovers; in many jurisdictions a swathe of them would arrested as narcissistic sex pests. A generalisation, no doubt, but I have vivid memories of Naples. It was just as...
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    Worst British Accent Attempt. Ever.

    Sussex! (edited)
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    The Tentacles of Microsoft

    I think that Bill Gates has been undergoing a bit of a of a rehabilitation these last half-a-dozen years or so. It wasn't that long ago that he was pretty much public enemy number one with the general public as a result of Microsoft's exclusionary practices and monopolistic position in the...
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    Worst British Accent Attempt. Ever.

    I absolutely hate the latest round of speculation about whether the Duchess of Sussex's accent has or is changing since she came to the UK and married Prince Harry. The rather pointless conclusion is: it might have--a bit. Example: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47148541 A) Does it matter? B) If...
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    Tom Cruise & His Wives

    I was discussing the inspired casting of Henry Fonda as a villain in Once Upon a Time In The West the other day and the question came up: ahs Tom Cruise ever been cast as an unmitigated 'baddie'? Not familiar enough with his films to answer.
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    No, I Don't Want It LARGE!

    When I was in Singapore recently, buying a drink from a freshly-squeezed juice stand, I chose what I wanted and then asked 'how big is medium?' Rather than show me the various sizes of plastic cup stacked up behind her, she pursed her lips, closed her eyes slightly and shook her head at a cocked...
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qjAHw2DEBgw

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qjAHw2DEBgw
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    The Alligator Thread

    Orange Alligators? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/15/us/orange-alligators-rust-trnd/index.html https://globalnews.ca/news/4966287/orange-alligators/ 'Iron Oxide in mud' is one proposal.
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    Welcome To The New Board: Technical Problems & Known Issues

    Done, I think.
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    The Troll's Head

    On balance, I'll go with Picard's.
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    The Troll's Head

    Never watched StarGate, what does theirs do?
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    The Troll's Head

    Yes, if the replicator can manage it.
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    NY Times British & Irish Dialect Quiz

    West country for accent--who knows for lexicon?
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    What Music?

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    What Music?

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    The Troll's Head

    Tea, Earl Grey. Spike it with something stronger than lemon: hard night on the beat.
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    Oops! The Silly Mistakes Thread

    You find an abandoned water park and decide that you can just use the water slide without any water flow:
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    Help With Re-Organisation: Move & Merge Requests

    Done.
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    Help With Re-Organisation: Move & Merge Requests

    Done.
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    Help With Re-Organisation: Move & Merge Requests

    IHTM threads are (for the moment) staying unmerged. This may change.
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    Help With Re-Organisation: Move & Merge Requests

    Done.
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    NY Times British & Irish Dialect Quiz

    I've never heard that word before, but I like it.
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