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"Wait, there are consequences to people running riot in the streets? But no-one told us!"
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
The current police line over the coronaviruspanic - ‘there’s thousands of interactions a day and they mostly get them right’. ‘We agree’, said the White Star Line owners, ‘Almost all our ships made it across the Atlantic in 1912...’
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
Yes, it is indeed a nasty strain and beware - you'll think you shrugged it off, only for it to return about a week later... :/
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on Man Down, Send Tissues at davidthompson
Of course, it's just as well they aren't reading out the names of all the black people killed by other black people, because I think the restaurant would be long closed for the night before they'd finished...
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2015 on You Think Your Day Was Bad? at davidthompson
Well, I think Elrond Hubbard just won the thread...
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2015 on You Think Your Day Was Bad? at davidthompson
Why have so many people got it in for peacocks?
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2014 on Elsewhere (140) at davidthompson
Where's YOUR 'respect' for Lee Rigby, Blooperkit? I mean, you can't even be bothered to spell his name right...
I just knew that hole in the foreground was going to have a starring role!
"A combination of fear and tiredness led me into various unprepossessing areas, my mind full of memories of Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities." There is no stealth mode in a Ferrari." But an unrivalled ability to show pursuers a clean pair of heels!
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"... it was torn down by an activist who claimed the wall was an “act of violence” against the gay community." Should said activist like to come to East London, and take a stroll round areas claimed by one of our many Muslim community outreach projects, he might learn just what an 'act of violence' really is...
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2013 on Our Brightest Minds at davidthompson
No doubt she'd find much in common with Jill Filipovic's 'new family' concept: ". When the traditional family model isn't something that everyone is expected to personally sacrifice to create, we can construct and implement policies that benefit actual families, in all of their incarnations. When they are not a crass economic contract where financial support is traded for housekeeping and child-rearing but instead a unit based on love, respect and mutual support, marriages last longer."
"We’re not supposed to notice that such people are typically feckless, infantile and all too often a nightmare for their equally poor yet law-abiding neighbours. " That's the bit that really, really enrages me - their insistence that these feckless minority need stay right where they are to make the latte-sipping crowd happy.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2012 on Insufficiently Prole at davidthompson
"Spider chases a laser pointer." Awwww, I love videos like tha... Wait. When you typed 'spider' you really meant 'kitten', I hope..?
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2012 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
That 'Avengers' subtitling! "My next goal - I need a bait and eyeliner!" *boggle*
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2012 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
"Why wildebeest don’t rule the Earth." :D
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2012 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
I must say, though I'm not usually find of remakes or reboots, I am quite looking forward to seeing the new 'Dallas'...
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on Elsewhere (68) at davidthompson
It seems to be catching on at the dear old Grauniad. Edward Sidelsky: "The state, then, should drop the mask of neutrality and come out in favour of the good life. What, after all, do human beings need? The answer is not hard to seek. Human beings need healthy bodies and unfettered minds. They need love, security to plan and innovate, private spaces to "be themselves", and time to do as they please, not as they must. They do not need sushi boxes and pre-washed salad leaves. An economic system geared to the production of baubles and gadgets leads us away from the good life, not towards it." Maybe it's me. But the life he's describing seems more like one of a pet, than a citizen...
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2012 on Onwards to the Future at davidthompson
I'm still marvelling at the concept of the 'vast right-wing Cherokee conspiracy'...
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on Elsewhere (67) at davidthompson
That crab was fast! Like an....armoured....spider? Oh dear. I think I've just gone off the idea of crab pate.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2012 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
"We set out with the intentions of shutting the fucker down and started the event with the distribution of some dope literature, some inflammatory speeches, the harassment of mainstream media..." From such an auspicious beginning, it's hard to see how it could all dissolve into chaos, confusion and recrimination, isn't it?
That's a shame, I was looking forward to this on DVD. I don't bother much with the cinema any more - too expensive, no subtitles and full of popcorn-munching teenagers and adults behaving like teenagers.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2012 on Why Prometheus is Inexcusably Bad at davidthompson
"Body armour made of meat. " Yikes! Someone flayed the Hulk!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2012 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
"No more mayonnaise mishaps.." Ah, but new Helmann's squeezy bottles fixed that one already!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2012 on The Condiments of Tomorrow at davidthompson
"...after special dinners made for himself by himself." Wow! I can foresee a blinding crossover opportunity with Channel Four's 'Come Dine With Me'!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2012 on Crotch Funk as Art at davidthompson
"Nothing I have read so far evinced the slightest surprise from me..." Me neither! It was nice to see the Yanks held the same opinions on the regard in which Cameron is held, mind you... :)