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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 18 Aug 2019, 11:00
by Jimbo
Ohio had the second highest opioids death count in the U.S., 4,293.
https://wemeantwell.com/blog/2019/08/03 ... s-in-2020/

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 20 Aug 2019, 20:49
by Diamond Dog
For a site that is apparently about to cause the downfall of the site from which it came, Red Lupin seems to have an awful lot of its main posters over here today. And the past week.

What I've learnt (before the Smart One asks) is that it's bizarre behaviour to come back here at all, if the alternative is so magnificent, let alone if only to tell everyone on here how wonderful it is over there.

Most bizarre.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 12:09
by Jimbo
I learned there is no word I know for what we euphemistically call the butt, the bum, derriere, ass. Or maybe there is but somehow the Japanese call it "hip" in Japanese-English when we call the side of the butt our hips. I mean a foot, shin, knee and thigh are a foot, shin, knee and thigh but what is the proper word for our bum. Is it buttocks? No one says buttocks. Buttocks. Buttocks. Kind of like bollocks. Buttocks...

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 16:08
by Sam Stone
As of 1841 yesterday evening, I learned that one arsehole looks and sounds much like any other.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 20:40
by Robert
Diamond Dog wrote:For a site that is apparently about to cause the downfall of the site from which it came, Red Lupin seems to have an awful lot of its main posters over here today. And the past week.

What I've learnt (before the Smart One asks) is that it's bizarre behaviour to come back here at all, if the alternative is so magnificent, let alone if only to tell everyone on here how wonderful it is over there.

Most bizarre.


I am certainly not a main poster. But, is it intrinsically wrong to be on both boards then?

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 21:07
by Diamond Dog
Robert wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:For a site that is apparently about to cause the downfall of the site from which it came, Red Lupin seems to have an awful lot of its main posters over here today. And the past week.

What I've learnt (before the Smart One asks) is that it's bizarre behaviour to come back here at all, if the alternative is so magnificent, let alone if only to tell everyone on here how wonderful it is over there.

Most bizarre.


I am certainly not a main poster. But, is it intrinsically wrong to be on both boards then?


Nope and nothing there suggests I'm saying it is.

However - if people have basically run this place down as being not worth bothering with, why do they insist on keep coming back here to tell everyone that again. And again. And again.

At least have the courage of your convictions -if you have called this place worthless- and stay away.

Seems reasonable, doesn't it?

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 21:43
by soundchaser
DD's Ball Bag wrote:You used bizarre twice, Pete. Not a good read for the neutrals.


Christ, you really don’t have a life outside of message boards, do you?

Keeper of the English language. Up North version.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 21:54
by Diamond Dog
soundchaser wrote:
DD's Ball Bag wrote:You used bizarre twice, Pete. Not a good read for the neutrals.


Christ, you really don’t have a life outside of message boards, do you?

Keeper of the English language. Up North version.



Ex Pat version.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 22:20
by soundchaser
Oh, I know who he is, now. Someone who needs a big fat juicy beef burger rubbed in his face.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 09:29
by Robert
Diamond Dog wrote:
Robert wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:For a site that is apparently about to cause the downfall of the site from which it came, Red Lupin seems to have an awful lot of its main posters over here today. And the past week.

What I've learnt (before the Smart One asks) is that it's bizarre behaviour to come back here at all, if the alternative is so magnificent, let alone if only to tell everyone on here how wonderful it is over there.

Most bizarre.


I am certainly not a main poster. But, is it intrinsically wrong to be on both boards then?


Nope and nothing there suggests I'm saying it is.

However - if people have basically run this place down as being not worth bothering with, why do they insist on keep coming back here to tell everyone that again. And again. And again.

At least have the courage of your convictions -if you have called this place worthless- and stay away.

Seems reasonable, doesn't it?


Well, yes. But for instance Moddy posts here and there and I saw him post criticism about BCB. But what you see as spite I see as more as a lingering attachment to the old BCB and regret for what it turned out to be eventually.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 11:14
by Sam Stone
Boards like everything else in life rise and eventually decline in popularity/usage.

BCB already has, and from the predictably unpleasant way Skope was acting the other day, the same thing is already starting to happen to Coan's "new" board now the novelty has worn off.

Don't think anyone here can object to BCBers who signed up for Preludin exercising their right to post on both boards. At least not if their contributions are constructive.

What pisses a lot of BCB loyalists off is the way the likes of Coan, Gash and Skope repeatedly keep coming back here to stir up shit when it was largely their contempt for other BCBers that helped accelerate this board's demise to begin with.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 11:58
by Jimbly
Mick Jones of The Clash is a cousin of Grant Shapps, Michael Green and Sebastian Fox

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 16:06
by Dr. Baron
Still Baron wrote:I took a trip through nutbar FB last night and learned that Texit is the latest hope of the right wing lunatic fringe here in Texas.


Here’s more about one of the leading lights in this movement. It’s not racist, he’s just worried about the plight of “Traditional Americans.” What nonsensical garbage.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/poli ... f3abcbd798

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 16:57
by Charlie O.
Still Baron wrote:
Still Baron wrote:I took a trip through nutbar FB last night and learned that Texit is the latest hope of the right wing lunatic fringe here in Texas.


Here’s more about one of the leading lights in this movement. It’s not racist, he’s just worried about the plight of “Traditional Americans.” What nonsensical garbage.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/poli ... f3abcbd798

Do these people somehow not know that there have ALWAYS been lots of Hispanics in El Paso? Have they never heard the Marty Robbins song?

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 17:02
by Dr. Baron
Charlie O. wrote:
Still Baron wrote:
Still Baron wrote:I took a trip through nutbar FB last night and learned that Texit is the latest hope of the right wing lunatic fringe here in Texas.


Here’s more about one of the leading lights in this movement. It’s not racist, he’s just worried about the plight of “Traditional Americans.” What nonsensical garbage.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/poli ... f3abcbd798

Do these people somehow not know that there have ALWAYS been lots of Hispanics in El Paso? Have they never heard the Marty Robbins song?


It’s fucking farcical but they appear very serious.

Presumably, they are traditional Mexicans and not traditional Americans. One wonders if this sixth generation native Texan living in liberal Babylon counts? Or what about my fifth generation native cousin who is a Buddhist in Babylon. Traditional Americans? Maybe we should go back to Bohemia!

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 19:09
by Minnie the Minx
Iris is the Greek word for ‘rainbow’!

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 23 Aug 2019, 11:48
by Diamond Dog
Robert wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Robert wrote:
I am certainly not a main poster. But, is it intrinsically wrong to be on both boards then?


Nope and nothing there suggests I'm saying it is.

However - if people have basically run this place down as being not worth bothering with, why do they insist on keep coming back here to tell everyone that again. And again. And again.

At least have the courage of your convictions -if you have called this place worthless- and stay away.

Seems reasonable, doesn't it?


Well, yes. But for instance Moddy posts here and there and I saw him post criticism about BCB. But what you see as spite I see as more as a lingering attachment to the old BCB and regret for what it turned out to be eventually.


I really like G. He's a great guy.

The lingering regret bit I get too.

What I don't get is why he, and others, seem to come over here as a recruitment exercise - at the exact same time as telling everyone that Red Lupin has pinched all the talent it wants from BBC.

If so - what other reason is there to come over here besides a little bit of good old fashioned spite?

As I said at the very start - I'm kind of glad John started the other board. And I think it's perfectly okay to post on both boards if the contribution is constructive. It's only when the posting on BCB is consistently petty and unnecessarily provocative when I have concerns.

But - you know, it's not my board, nor my internet. Each to their own etc.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 23 Aug 2019, 21:28
by Six String
Resistance to change can be painfully difficult.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 23 Aug 2019, 22:19
by Hugh
Hugh wrote:That there is an expression: “The rabbit died”.


Just switched channels on the TV; QI is on and it has all been explained.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 15:12
by Minnie the Minx


World’s smallest cat is cute as fuck.