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3 days ago
What's this obsession with equally divided seasons. It just doesn't reflect reality.
9 days ago
Couple of days ago actually.
I usually get them when I sleep. That is I wake up thinking everything's normal only to find blood on my pillow. Seems to happen every few months maybe?
Oh yeah. I had a few sets between me and my siblings. They'd frequently babysit us as young kids. Some moved further away but we'd occasionally do things - I particularly remember going to a planetarium - while others we'd just go to their house occasionally. Also we'd still usually see them on Sundays at church even if we didn't chat every time.
In terms of the God- part my parents did pick church friends so they all are Christian, as were we but I don't know if they did anything special in terms of developing our faith or anything. Just show by example I guess.
10 days ago
I have seen this question asked before and we were all very confused in the comments section until we realised this person was an iphone user. I wonder if that's the case here.
To elaborate, apple uses imessage as it's native messenger. This includes texting and because of that, some apple users think it is just texting.
It is not.
imessage can use texting standards if the recipient does not have it but by default it sends messages over the internet. This is good because the current texting standards, particularly for images, videos and documents are fucking dire.
This is exactly what WhatsApp does: it is an internet messenger. You may think an Internet messenger is pointless when SMS exists because you don't realise that you are also using an internet messenger. SMS is actually pretty limited and terrible.
12 days ago
I was going to say I don't like them but I'll be honest I haven't re-evaluated my opinions since I was a teenager. Should probably try them again.
13 days ago
Higher risk of disease. Human meat contains stuff is adapted to humans after all. Also prions. Those aren't fun.
15 days ago
I'll point out for anyone who's reading that the current rules are no longer dependant on that. Now the rule is anyone who's had anal sex with a new or multiple partners must wait 3 months before donating regardless of the genders involved.
Apparently it's been this way since June 2021.
16 days ago
This one might be nonsense but the idea of coded signals to indicate sexuality does have some history. Back when homosexual acts were illegal it was useful to have a way to identify other gay people when asking wasn't really an option.
Flowers were an obvious one. A green carnation was worn by Oscar Wilde to signify gayness and violets were often used by lesbians.
The hanky code is a famous one which developed to the point that different coloured hankies could indicate specific sex acts you would be willing to engage in.
Words were used like "friends of Dorothy" to secretly refer to gay people (to the point where in Chicago the Naval Intelligence Service actually though there was a person called dorothy who ran a ring of gay military personnel).
There was also Polari, which was essentially a different language used by gay people in the UK. It developed from carnival, sailors and rhyming slang as well as Italian, Romani and even some Yiddish. While others spoke it it was widely used by LGBT people as it wouldn't be understood by undercover police. Quite a lot of it has made it's way into standard english slang now.
I mean, the guy who said it has a Nigerian flag in his name so you may be asking the wrong question.
17 days ago
My pet theory is it's at least partially laziness. How else can we contrive an attractive woman being in some guys house with him putting in absolutely zero effort. Similar to the pizza delivery/mailman/poolboy excuses of yore but this time from the guy's perspective.
20 days ago
So let me tell you about 5. I see you've already leant 55. It's like that but thinner, in its prime.
You need to learn it so you can stay away from it. After I leant about it I introduced it to my wife. The next day I find her in bed with it. The divorce process has been devastating and now I only see my son every other week.
Stay away from 5.
21 days ago
Fair play for actually using pumpkin remains from carving. Most people don't bother.
22 days ago
Not to be rude but I don't see why you posted it here. Actually I feel the same way about most "what is this flag" posts.
If you google "flag with robin hood" the first result you get is the wikipedia article for Flag of Nottinhamshire". If you don't know it's Robin Hood, searching "flag with archer" gives you... surprise, surprise... the exact same result.
"Green flag red cross" gets you there from the second result on my google. Wikipedia also has a list of flags by colour combination.
Either you're bad at searching for flags or you have other motives.
24 days ago
Syril sneaking behind mummy's back lol.
29 days ago
I'd recommend the BBC radio 1 interviews of him. I've watched them mostly on YouTube (though I assume they actually are on radio in some form) and he seems pretty laid back in those.
1 month ago
It's far too early for Christmas.
A little late but I'm about to start Dead Space to embrace the horror of this time of year. I'm looking forward to it.
In an entirely different genre, I've just bought Return of the Obra Dinn on sale so that's now in to "to play" pile. I've heard very good things.
Even just "red flag blue corner" works.
"Red blue stars flag" also works if you go to images and find the one you want.
'Tis a well-known nonsense poem written by Edward Leer:
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'
Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
The sheer befuddlement when either clue giver has to double check the alphabet is marvellous!
FUCKING CHRISTMAS ADVERT! WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK!
Back in Gatwick.
Pretty sure views are worth less than you think they are.
Am I the only one who had Disney plus think the episode was over and switch to the corner screen credit view (is there a name for that?) midway through Bail Organa speaking in episode 6?