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Yithian

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#33
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A small gift for Yith, when he's about.

From here.

(Edit: Includes possibly my favourite line.)
Cheers. I love that line: it manages to juxtapose the kind of gung-ho imperialism of the action while doggedly and pragmatically refusing to attribute the a carnage to any higher-moral power; it's merely a bloody application of mechanics and enginnering.
 

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http://www.maggies-club.com/

Not really online, but there's and 80s themed nightclub opening in London called Maggie's:

Nightclub entrepreneurs Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling are soon to launch Maggie’s, a new Eighties-inspired club in Chelsea, in honour of Lady Thatcher. David Cameron may be reluctant to embrace Thatcherism but London’s hip and trendy young things certainly aren’t.

The club, on Fulham Road, will pay homage to the decade of kitsch, and Lady Thatcher, who lives within walking distance, has been invited to the opening night next month.

Lucky club-goers will hear famous speeches from the Iron Lady playing in the loos. [Yith: It think, under standard nightclub stimulation, this could well terrify me] Thatcher memorabilia will vie for space on the walls, along with such paraphernalia as A Team action men and A-ha platinum discs. Timmy Mallet, John McEnroe and Bananarama will be depicted in a giant mural.
(According to http://www.torybear.com/ )

I enjoyed the 80s: a good time for me and my family, but I'm a bit dubious about this! Could be fun for an evening, I suppose.
 

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I can see a sound business idea there; hearing her lectures in the loo would cause many people to throw up, making room for more drink, hence more bar takings.
 

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#43
A tiny thing, but it made me laugh out loud:

There was a post here about Zacapa rum; you needn't read it, although it has a good Sherlock Holmes quote:

http://chasemeladies.blogspot.com/

Anyway, the first comment was moderately funny, but the second - a riposte - was a master-stroke:

1. sol kashberg:
Rum has an image problem because it reminds people of homosexual gang-rape in disused warehouses; or perhaps that's just me.

2. Black Dog
You're right. You do just remind people of homosexual gang-rape in disused warehouses.
 

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#44
This had to go either in this thread or in the Humour and Jokes one, but I settled for here, as it's actually applicable right across the net (especially if you're mug enough to find yourself having to deal with it on a very regular basis...)

From the ever-reliable Cracked magazine: Internet Argument Techniques!

The important thing to remember is that you are dealing with a person who has essentially placed a twig on their head and expects you to believe they are a tree. Armored in that level of "confidence," almost anything you say will be construed by them as evidence that their tree disguise is working, so you will have to be very specific and to the point in addressing exactly what they're doing and why it's not fooling anyone.
I particularly like nos 4 and 6 :).
 
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#45
theyithian said:
http://www.maggies-club.com/

Not really online, but there's and 80s themed nightclub opening in London called Maggie's...
No Turning. No Moaning Minnies. And STRICTLY NO MINORS...?...sorry...MINERS.

...Lucky club-goers will hear famous speeches from the Iron Lady playing in the loos. [Yith: It think, under standard nightclub stimulation, this could well terrify me]...
Aural laxative, obviously.
 

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#46
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This had to go either in this thread or in the Humour and Jokes one, but I settled for here, as it's actually applicable right across the net (especially if you're mug enough to find yourself having to deal with it on a very regular basis...)

From the ever-reliable Cracked magazine: Internet Argument Techniques!
Ha ha, no names no pack drill.
 

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#47
Alistair Campbell on Ed Balls:

Ed Balls spoke drivel, a never-ending collection of words that just ran into each other and became devoid of meaning.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/ ... alls.thtml
"On 26 April 1995, after a meeting on economic strategy in which Mr Balls "drivelled on endlessly", Mr Campbell records that Mr Blair said afterwards he "only wanted grown-ups to attend his meetings".

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 86871.html
 

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#48
Ronson8 said:
stuneville said:
From the ever-reliable Cracked magazine: Internet Argument Techniques!
Ha ha, no names no pack drill.
I liked this in the summary:
The important thing to remember is that you are dealing with a person who has essentially placed a twig on their head and expects you to believe they are a tree.
Yith said:
Alistair Campbell on Ed Balls:
Ed Balls spoke drivel, a never-ending collection of words that just ran into each other and became devoid of meaning.
Like anyone, I'm often guilty of calling people "idiot" if I simply happen to disagree with them, which is very lazy, I know. However, in the case of Ed Balls, I really do believe this to be literally true. From the moment his blank face first popped onto our screens, I've been of the opinion that he is, genuinely, a cretin. The guy wants to lead a major political party, FFS! Is he mad? Well, actually, no, just very, very dim.

EDITED for sloppy formatting, and to check the spelling of "cretin"...
 

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#52
theyithian said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU7fhIO7DG0&feature=player_embedded

I want to vote for this man. If I don't, he might make me cry like a girl.
Blimey - he doesn't mess about, does he?

Mind you, he looks like the tougher brother of Roscoe P. Coltrane!
 

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#53
theyithian said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU7fhIO7DG0&feature=player_embedded

I want to vote for this man. If I don't, he might make me cry like a girl.
I like the cutaway to the closeup of the horse's face. Is it supposed to mesmerize you into voting for this man?

The gun as an unmentioned prop is pretty interesting, too.



:roll:
 

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theyithian said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBiZi2WQhZg&feature=player_embedded#!

Euro crisis is an amusing nutshell.
theyithian, I'm pretty darned sure that we're on opposite sites of the political spectrum, but I have to thank you for finding this stuff online. I'm still laughing.
 
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#56
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The gun as an unmentioned prop is pretty interesting, too.
Yeah - made my eyes roll too.

We got the music, we got the hat, we got the horse...so where's the gun? Whoah, there it is. See how it appears out of nowhere - I reckon he must have been keeping it in those massive underarmpit jeans he's wearing.

Also. Notice how he says 'a marine during Vietnam' rather than 'a marine in Vietnam'?

Stores at Quantico, I reckon.

Anyway, I want one of these and I want one now.
 

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#60
Well-spotted Spook!

On a more cerebral note, this website is a miscellany of letters of note. Typically from famous people on trivial topics, but they frequently give glimpses of bigger issues or personal insights.

The latest, IMO, demonstrates, as the host mentions, that Steve Martin used to be very funny indeed. (Note: there are some very different people from Martin included on the site).

http://www.lettersofnote.com/
 
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