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Yesterday my wife took the 5 year old to the shops for an hour, instead of picking up my phone and raging at the world, I made a coffee, put an album on and read some of my motorbike magazine I’d gotten 3 days prior. Best hour of the weekend and none of it involved the internet.
Today, I deleted the social media apps that annoy the crap out of me (all of them bar Reddit) and have firmly refused to go anywhere near the Daily Mail website (god knows why but I’d got into the habit of going there,……..I know, rookie mistake)
I feel better. Still a tightly coiled ball of pure rage with Ed Kemper levels of violence inside masquerading as a human being who has it all worked out, but i’m getting there.
Social media may never have been designed to make us stupid and pliable in the first place, but it certainly got that way. I genuinely can’t remember what we did before it was all invented, and i’m sure it’s how people felt when the television came along, but it really is a brain rotter in every way that probably caused more problems than it solves.Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Donald! Trump!
The whole Trump Jr thing is double weird. I mean, literally all he’s ever achieved in his life was to be a lucky sperm- he dossed around for a while, did some catastrophic failure business stuff for his dad, then suddenly- he’s giving speeches about teachers and people are listening. Get to ****.
Or his daughter, a handbag saleswoman trying to fend off her dads leering advances but somehow advising who should head up the World Bank
I have to remind myself sometimes that this is actually happening and it’s not a weird fever dreamPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: OMG My Car Won’t Start! Heeeeeeelp!!!
Starter, happened to mine a couple of years back. On that model of Civic, the starter is in a prime place to pick up all the crap off the road and it corrodes until eventually it just breaks the connection
Or, it could be something elsePosted 9 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: 2019 telly: what are you watching?
Shooter on Netflix – based on the film, Mark Wahlberg is Exec. Producer.
I watched the 3 seasons of this and I was pleasantly surprised, the first series is a bit of a rehash of the film to be honest, but it’s good entertainment.
Just finished Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, I don’t go in for horror TV but this was done well and you spend most of your time looking for ghosts in the background.
Started Dirty John last night, based on a true story covered in a podcast, Eric Bana plays the titular John who was quite the sociopath, but to be fair, you cannot help be amazed by Connie Brittons characters utter stupidity and gullibility that it had my wife shouting at her through the tellyPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
having listened to her lack of empathy and how she described a “head in a bin” , I personally think that she made her bed so either stay where you are or come home and face justice for being a willing member of a terrorist orginisation who took part in genocide.
She wants her baby to be looked after? fine, there are a lot of childless couples who would be happy to adopt. Surely that would be preferable if her thoughts are only of her child.Posted 9 months ago | Go to post
Fortunately for this child and her family it was me driving
That’s my favourite line from the e-mail, although I do wonder if he hit the child on purpose just so he could boast about his driving prowessPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
Eurorack keeps me up at night, I know I don’t need a setup, but my god do I want one. Although my marriage may take a massive hit when OCD kicks in and we can’t afford the roof above our heads due to another VCO being bought……..so, i’m looking at the Neutron and Moog Mother 32.
Interested in what people think of the Minilogue though, that new XD is rather tastyPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
When did this place turn into Facebook?
If it has, wait till you see pic 3, you won’t believe what they look like now, tears literally rolling down my facePosted 9 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Driving After MOT Fail
“Failing the MOT
Your vehicle will fail if the test result lists ‘dangerous’ or ‘major’ problems with your vehicle. You might not be allowed to drive until you fix the problems.
You might also get a list of ‘minor’ or ‘advisory’ problems to monitor or fix in the future.
If your vehicle fails the MOT:
you’ll get a ‘refusal of an MOT test certificate’ from the test centre
it will be recorded in the MOT database
You can appeal the result if you think it’s wrong.
Driving a vehicle that’s failed
You can take your vehicle away if:
your current MOT certificate is still validPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
no ‘dangerous’ problems were listed in the MOT
Otherwise, you’ll need to get it repaired before you can drive.”
Reply to: How would you become Scottish?
You’ll need to learn how to pronounce Milngavie
Explain in less than 500 words why yi cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus?
What are the odds of a mother propelled jeely peice making contact with terra firma having been ejected from a residence 20 floors in altitude from ground zero?
What football team do you support? (this question will be asked in a geographical location chosen by the question master)
Are you English?Posted 9 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Donald! Trump!
Looks like the orange bawbag blinked first – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47007081
I’m guessing he’s agreed to this to try and divert from Roger Stone, next up – Venezuela and threatening “a strong response” – then back to another shutdownPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
I’m fat, on a diet and i’m paying no attention to this.
Eat less/move more, it’s simple enough really and no matter how many of these studies they do, it’s hard to argue against the fact that more people are sitting about, watching telly and playing on the internet than previous generations. A lot more jobs are desk based than they ever used to be and we’re marketed food that tells us that we should be super happy that the ready meal that we’re about to scoff only has 10% pure fat running through it……..not to mention all the sugar and salt.
Fatty bashing is still the number one place people go to when it comes to trying to show their superiority over other people. Not the first time I’ve had “Fat Bastard” shouted at me by some twonk in a car park because they’ve decided to turn the place into their personal racetrack and i’m getting in the way of that. People are just dicksPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
It’s there for me, Chrome on Huawei and desktopPosted 9 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Movies 2019
Polar looks like a laugh
Glass just to see if M.Night can finally shake off his bad film curse (The Happening, After Earth, everything else after Unbreakable)
Obvs the new Star Wars, Avengers and Scorcese films
Other than that, Shazam looks like it might be alright, but this is my tip for the topPosted 10 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Donald! Trump!
I fear those kids don’t know what they’re shouting or why. All those kids were somehow organised enough to bus in from Kentucky, all buy MAGA hats and protest against abortion.
Someone organised that for their own agenda (probably the school) and they should be held accountable, but the reality is that the future that the smirking kid in the pictures being banded around the net had will now be utterly ruined because no college will touch him with a bargepole, he’ll be shamed across the net as public enemy number one and be lucky to get a job all based on one stupid decision.
Make him sit down with the guy he’s smirking at and listen to his stories, teach him something. Something positive should come out of the bloody mess that this world is inPosted 10 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Alex Jones is this the end?
“Hey parents, bad enough your kids were killed by a raving nutjob with a gun he shouldn’t have had, well here comes Alex Jones to send every right wing arsetard who’s not seen enough daylight in your direction to make your life even more of a misery”
He’s a bellend and I hope they bury him up to his fat neck in legal costs and litigationPosted 10 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Flat Earthers (again)
I am genuinely interested that in the face of overwhelming evidence, people actually believe the earth is flat, and even worse, have changed their mind to believe just that.
Is it just that people want to be on the other side of the argument just in case the tiny chance of being right would somehow make them special? You know, like the never ending list of structural engineers and thermite experts who turned up on 9/12?Posted 10 months ago | Go to post
I used to commute to work by train and ended up devouring all the Douglas Coupland and Nick Hornby books. Not too taxing but they suited me. Tried some heavier stuff, but knocked it on the head when I blurted out “Jesus Christ” during We Need to Talk About Kevin and almost burst into tears when reading Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood.
When the books that got heavier in tone started affecting me like that, I knew it might be time to look for another jobPosted 10 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: PSA: new Luther tomorrow 9pm
I like it, the gangster guy is good and Alice being back adds an extra complication.
The surgeon stands out for me, the bit with the patient and dropping in “….and because you’re a diseased whore” while explaining the procedure was fun.
The new character, Halliday, I’m not keen. I didn’t like her in something else I watched and she has a constant look like she’s late for sixth form english.Posted 10 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Christmas Anxiety
recline in a chair with a drink of your choosing and embrace the chaos.
It’s one day, it’s like all the rest except we’re expected to please everybody, in the name of god know what anymore.
Have you got your nearest and dearest gifts and are you with them? then that’s all that matters. The house will get there, I still have unopened boxes in a shed from 10 years ago, i’m kinda hoping someone thieves them so I don’t have to face them one day. Got a bike? book in some time on xmas morning once the usual is out of the way and go for a ride for an hour or so. Doing a runner never helps, everything is still there when you get back so you might as well spend some time doing something you want. Cuddle the missus and let the rest just go to shit. The teenagers will look after themselvesPosted 11 months ago | Go to post