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  • Long weekend open thread

    by Sunny
    26th May, 2006 at 8:21 pm    

    I’ve closed the last thread on the protests because it had gone past being productive - the same arguments were being regurgitated. Over the weekend I’m going to try and draft a petition, think of how to go forward, and write something on free speech etc.

    In the meantime let’s lower the tone slightly with an open thread. No political discussions please. No discussions on beastiality (sorry Kismet hardy) and no arguments over football.

    The real important question right now is…. Opal Fruits or Starburst? Dave Hill is easily the best poster on comment is free.

    Update: Oh and apparently someone has nominated us for the ‘New Statesman New Media Award in the Contribution to Civic Society category’. No really, I’m surprised too. Thanks for that whoever it was, though I doubt we’ll win.

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    1. Dave Hill — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:28 pm  

      How nice! But would I rather have a Bounty?

    2. Sid — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:29 pm  

      Off to the South Wales coast with wife and kid and friends for the long schmoozing weekend. Have a great one y’all!

    3. Sunny — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:32 pm  

      I was going to say that he also reads PP which is a bonus but now I don’t need to! I think the white coconut Bounty is the best.
      Sid - nice one! I’ve got so much to do this weekend… :(
      But I’ll be kicking it off with some poker tonight. Oh yeah…

    4. raz — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:33 pm  

      When you going to start gaming again Sunny? We need a deathmatch night :)

    5. sunray — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:45 pm  

      Just seen the awesome XMEN!
      Vinny Jones as the Juggernaut!
      Special effects really something.
      Not giving anything away.
      Don’t leave the cinema till the very very very end.
      Wait for the credits to end.

    6. mirax — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:47 pm  

      Sunny, I notice the weekend threads are being introduced with an ever expanding list of prohibited football, no religion, no politics, no Ayaan hirsi and now no bestiality!! Wonder what you’ll ban next week ;-)

      No hentai? Raz, be quick and do the damage while you still can.

    7. jamal — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:48 pm  

      Although it could be interpreted as bordering on the peripheral of beastiality, HIV has been found to have originated in wild chimps. The question is now how it was contracted by man?

    8. sunray — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:50 pm  

      try a family day trips here

    9. Don — on 26th May, 2006 at 8:51 pm  

      Men are such beasts.

    10. Katy Newton — on 26th May, 2006 at 9:31 pm  

      I haven’t really eaten Opal Fruits since they stopped being Opal Fruits. But Robinsons have recently changed the recipe for Fruit Pastilles so that they no longer contain any artificial colours or flavourings and now they’re orrible.

    11. Katy Newton — on 26th May, 2006 at 9:31 pm  

      I left the “h” off deliberately.

    12. Dave Hill — on 26th May, 2006 at 10:03 pm  

      May I announce how pleased I am to see the back of blue Smarties? I’m old enough to remember Smarties BEFORE there were blue ones. Should never have been allowed in the first place. National scandal, actually. Now I’m off to steal some sleeping infant’s Chocolate Orange. Enjoy your weekends, y’all.

    13. gaz — on 26th May, 2006 at 10:16 pm  

      If you want a real laugh read this blog

    14. raz — on 26th May, 2006 at 10:29 pm  

      LOL at that blog. I sincerely hope it wasn’t OUR Amir who just got busted in such a humilating way!

    15. Sunny — on 26th May, 2006 at 10:45 pm  

      Raz - yeah we should get some sort of gaming going… I wouldn’t mind really. What are you thinking, unreal tournament?

      Meanwhile, I’m off with poker chips for the start of the weekend.

    16. John Browne — on 26th May, 2006 at 11:11 pm  

      Listening on the radio I kept on hearing stuff like this:

      Lenin was our best player against russia.
      I thought Lenin was was Russian?


    17. David Jackmanson — on 27th May, 2006 at 12:50 am  

      What’s an opal fruit? (I’m in Australia).

      Starbursts are great so an opal fruit would have to be pretty good to even be in the running

    18. de Silva — on 27th May, 2006 at 9:59 am  

      All this talk of bounty bars, with no sense of irony at all.

    19. Fisking Central — on 27th May, 2006 at 10:00 am  

      Opal Fruits are what Starburst used to be before they had their name changed. Personally I’m a Fruitella man…

    20. Sunny — on 27th May, 2006 at 4:35 pm  

      All this talk of bounty bars, with no sense of irony at all.

      Why… do you prefer coconuts? ;)

    21. Amir — on 27th May, 2006 at 6:12 pm  

      Don’t worry mate, it’s not me! I’d never willingly sell a laptop with so much gay porn on it! 8)

    22. Don — on 27th May, 2006 at 6:44 pm  

      It was changing from Marathon to Snickers that got me.
      Once I could bite into a bar and think of Pheidippides (although why he felt he had to run himself to death just to say ‘It’s ok, guys, we won’ is beyond me). Now I must consider the Eternal Footman, which just gets creepier with every passing year.

    23. Shallow — on 27th May, 2006 at 10:57 pm  

      Raz, (Comment 13)

      That site! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Just unreal. Now, THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the Internet.
      It has to be the basis of a cracking film or documentary though.

    24. Zak — on 27th May, 2006 at 11:43 pm  

      In other news…police are warning people across country to approach trekkies with caution.

    25. Vikrant — on 28th May, 2006 at 12:54 pm  

      Oh fuck…. gaz me thinks it IS our Amir ;) . Hmm talking of selling broken stuff on eBay, i just sold my crash-prone SEW550i to some chutia in Blackburn…. mindya i didnt have gayporn on it nor did i click pics of gals on the Underground!

    26. Katy Newton — on 29th May, 2006 at 10:40 am  

      In this comment I shall refer to Laptop Selling Amir as “Evil Amir” and Amir Who Posts Here as “Our Amir”, for ease of reference.

      The laptop guy has updated his site to add some details of Evil Amir’s c.v. I’m torn. Part of me thinks that Evil Amir is a fraudulent slimebag who deserves everything he gets and perhaps this will teach him not to sell dodgy computers anymore. The other part of me guilty wonders whether there is a point at which someone is entitled not to be humiliated anymore.

      But I’ve just resolved this inner dilemma by deciding that the point at which Evil Amir is entitled not to be humiliated anymore would be the point at which he paid back the money he was given, and he hasn’t done that yet, so it is legitimate to continue to sit back and enjoy the character assassination.

      PS Am I the only commenter who gets out of bed before noon on a Bank Holiday Monday? I think I am, you know.

    27. Roger — on 29th May, 2006 at 11:58 am  

      Isn’t it too late for Evil Amir to effectively repay and repent? The word sent forth can never be recalled. If the buyer had threatened him with disclosure, then there might be a point in repayment, but, as it is there isn’t, unless the buyer is gradually revealing more and more and saving the most discreditable bits for the last.

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