Society is in the gutter

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velko, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

I stole that BB8 guide - it said "you need it and it's free", so I took it and left the Heat magazine behind at the newsagents.

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

Then I mugged a pensioner, filmed 'im rolling around on the pavement, and posted it on YouTube. Then I went back to Eton.

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

What a bloody waste.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

People knew where they stood. Sure times were hard but things were things and that was important.

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

People don't know who their bloody neighbours are.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

(xxpost) I sold his false teeth on e-b4y.

We used to have a mangle.

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

You could put one foot in front of the other repeatedly to get to a location of your choice. These days you can't walk down the bloody street.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

it's time for change

Surmounter, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

at least you had streets, in my day we just had caves, but we all looked out for each other

velko, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

A knife. One times this kid can't remember his name brought a knife to school. We all of us just stared at it. Then we looked at the kid.

Nowadays...

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Its a ruddy disgrace. You used to be able to borrow a cupful of sugar without getting a punch in the face.

Parish Priest!, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

These days, "texting" is passed off as genuine communication.

wanko ergo sum, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

something must be done. real action. the politicians are too busy straightening bananas with the brussels elite. REAL ACTION.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

I used to knew all the names of the boys at school but now when I walk past I don't know who any of them are. Society has literally been dissolved in a vat of acid

Parish Priest!, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

The sky seemed different. And the birds. The birds!

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

i remember when you would stop in the street, on your way to the market, and find yourself in immersed in hour-long conversations. now it's just an awkward smile, a pained nod.

Surmounter, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

A shiv in the guts.

ledge, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Society has gone mad with its own sense of self importance, and taken a high jump from the nearest cliff. Now its corpse lies rotting in a ditch, having been stripped for clothes and parts by Eastern European tramps.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

In my day there was no heart trouble but these days i suffer from heart disease, angina, and youths are literally breaking society apart with their bare hands

Parish Priest!, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Society can regularly be seen flailing around the streets late at night, looking for another party.

30 years ago society was an altar boy with a side parting. It was a great time to be alive!

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

We would wake up in the morning. Later we would go to bed at night. I never heard anyone question it.

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

we used to make things in this country, now everybody's got his hand in the other guy's pocket. literally!

goole, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

it used to be, you got married, you stayed married. now, who knows??

max, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

gangs of thug youths are literally eating society and shitting out blocks of pure despair

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

prices are rising, the celtic tiger has accidentally ingested the credit crunch. now society totters about like ronnie wood in high heels after a 3 day cocaine dinner.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

when i was a child, the only homosexuals i knew were arabs, and we chased them out of town with elm branches. now, i wake up every day to see homosexuals on tv, the radio, sometimes even on my back patio, engaging in unspeakable acts.

max, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

you can't even be sure of your own sexuality anymore. society has become an endless freddie mercury sex tape, stuck in the broken video recorder that passes for real values nowadays.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

times used to be you could spend an afternoon with a young lad and not have it questioned by the papers and the young lads mother

Parish Priest!, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

Kids today with their Teacake Mix and Premark - my mum made all our clothes out of used spaghetti

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

We listened to the radio. I'm talking about LISTENING.

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

every night we'd gather around the radio to listen to the weekly wrestling matches between roosevelt and churchill

max, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

what is with all of the child rape nowadays? this used to be illegal, now it's practically demanded of you. it's literally on youtube and on the chat rooms every day.

goole, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

if you'd told me a child was being abused 30 years ago, I wouldn't have believed you!

x-post you're right, LISTENING. people LISTENED. they LISTENED.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

whatever happened to courting? cotillions? gowns? these days society's lost in a haze of match dot toms and katies, swimming in a sea of cars that swerve all over the road.

Surmounter, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

All this million channel cable TV and internet and your wireless phone from that disgusting bloke who is that older woman's toyboy in them adverts, when I was a lad we didn't even have TV. My old man used to put an empty cereal box on his head and pretend it was a TV set, and then read from the papers our chips were wrapped in.

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

when i was younger, there was no such thing as irony, and if there was, no decent person had ever heard of it. now--its irony in the shower, irony for breakfast, irony in your afternoon nap. irony has literally kidnapped everything good and decent and tied it to a chair and literally beaten it.

max, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

There were no steroids in baseball. I'm talking about in the days before Jackie Robinson.

wanko ergo sum, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

My sister I looked out for her. And my brother too. My father he was a good man.

Now I don't even remember their names.

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

What passes for entertainment now would literally kill a man from The Past. He would see entertainment, and then melt into a small pile of ash. Society has been fed to godless, homosexual sharks.

call all destroyer, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

society isn't even in the gutter anymore since the hogs and spivs of the EU ruled our gutters illegal and took them away

the gutter is too good for them

Parish Priest!, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

I used to have to murder tramps so that I could steal their empty gin bottles to get the deposit back from the off license. Now when people stab up a tramp they don't even bother to nick his shoes to sell to the mad shoe collecting man down the street.

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

miscegenation!

max, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

One time when I was four or five, I don't know, I saw a house burn down. It was our neighbors house. Point is he, him and his family, he was our NEIGHBOR.

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

There used to be white dog shit on the pavements, now it's brown, and I'll tell you why! The EU communists have taken away our white dog shit and replaced it with brown!

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

and now who would it be? it could literally be anyone. he might be burning a house down right now and laughing. laughing! he may as well be laughing at society itself.

i might as well laugh at society, join in with them! when good men burn down houses and laugh at society its time for a war

Parish Priest!, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

nowadays if angelina jolie is in the gutter, society gets in too. if she climbs out of the gutter, it stands up and dusts itself off. it used to be there were consistent ideas, about culture, art, thought. now we just dig our graves alongside the spectres of society's future, and leave the past to the likes of Rita Hayworth.

Surmounter, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

it used to be that a man like Mickey Rooney was a handsome darling to man and woman alike, now it's all eleven foot spaniards who spend all day riding an excercize machine, bulging testicles on every billboard, it's an affront to every woman who leaves her home.

goole, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

time was that satanists were round up and had it beaten out of them. now they sit in brussels laughing at society as they parcel it up and throw it in the sea

Parish Priest!, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

(PP! & LG are kind of killing us here guys)

goole, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

Just escort them off the premises.

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 17:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

give them a bit of a beatin'

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 17:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

I am mates with my house spiders because they're mint and they deal with the flies

The Brexit Club (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 18:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

Send them away with a flea in their ear... if they've got ears.

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 18:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

You need to identify the alpha fly and let it know you will liquidate it's whole family if it doesn't buzz off.

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 18:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

I can't negotiate a sit-down with such a senior fly.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 8 June 2016 18:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

An Australian over how wondering just how bad Irish flies could be. When we turn on the reverse cycle A/C in summer the back screen door is literally thick with them.

I don't kill them either. The ones that get in the house I just catch and evict.

🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Thursday, 9 June 2016 01:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

i imagine we are currently at the most flyless point in human history, what with our walls and buildings and sophisticated plumbing/sewage systems and AC and lack of corpses on public display.

still, flies like water, and they like organic matter, so they linger on. they may be with us until death is conquered. nowadays we can achieve distance from flies through the application of technology and willpower.

flies like sitting water, anything from our standard yard/road puddle to condensation on our iced drinks to the water mysteriously leaking from our refrigerator.

some puddles you can control, some you cannot.

god bless you who tame the savage fly.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 9 June 2016 02:38 (2 months ago) Permalink

We get flies, and ants, periodically. Reason One is probably that we have a toddler who wanders about everywhere, spilling sugary drinks and flinging his snacks about. If we got rid of the toddler we'd have a lot fewer bugs in the house. Also it's an old house, and therefore basically porous.

I don't like bug spray (cf. small children who touch everything and put random things in their mouths), but I do generally kill the flies. They're too nimble to catch and release, and generally very good at flying. So I spray them with something innocuous (water, glass cleaner, air freshener), not to kill them but to make them temporarily bad at flying. When they stop to clean off whatever it is, then I swat them. I may feel slightly bad, but I feel this is morally preferable to allowing them to breed in the house and thereby making more flies, who would lead frustratingly short indoor lives before needing to be killed in some ignominious manner.

Society in general gets a C+ in my estimation. It has a ways to go, but so do I. There is a lot of evil about - as there always has been - but decent people are getting better every day about recognizing it and calling it out.

full of grapes (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 9 June 2016 13:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

The different types of flies behave in quite different ways. The bigger ones seem to just want to get out of the house back into the open air, and they usually find their way out pretty quickly. They actually seem quite clever in finding their way around, but if they have trouble, I'll draw curtains and direct them towards a door, where there's light, and beyond that an open window. Smaller ones seem more intent on staying inside and looking for things to feed on. They seem to be most attracted by sugary things, like the rims of glasses of wine or beer. They just keep coming back, and they fly fast, so they are difficult to capture. They seem to like resting on walls rather than horizontal surfaces, so I wait until they settle on a wall, approach slowly and catch in a glass, then release out of the window.

The worst flies are the tiny ones that congregate in huge clouds anywhere near sewage plants, or rivers and streams receiving cleansed water from sewage plants.

dubmill, Thursday, 9 June 2016 14:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

My teenage son recently informed me that there is an Internet quiz to test oneself for narcissism. His friend had just taken it. “How did it turn out?” I asked. “He says he did great!” my son responded. “He got the maximum score!”

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:50 (2 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump
Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse.

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 July 2016 23:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

you know you're not going to change the world by running over random people with a truck. there was a time when you could do that, but that window of opportunity is closed.

― the event dynamics of power asynchrony (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 July 2016 23:48 (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

poor fiddy-less albion (darraghmac), Thursday, 14 July 2016 23:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

tbt

mom us (map), Thursday, 14 July 2016 23:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

trucks used to contain local goods

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 July 2016 06:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

is this really the right thread title to talk about this under

imago, Friday, 15 July 2016 07:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

no, it isn't, sorry

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 July 2016 08:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

i was going to bump this yesterday with a quaint and wistful observation about how when young people used to throng the parks and streets, it was with a ball to kick, an ice-cream cone. now the only ball is on a screen, the ice-cream cone a virtual monster that isn't really there. they will never see the birds

imago, Friday, 15 July 2016 08:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

oy

imago, Friday, 15 July 2016 09:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

see what we have wrought

imago, Friday, 15 July 2016 09:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

FWIW I was alive in the nineteen-seventies. Plenty of things sucked mightily then too. Some of the same things, some different things. Peace out y'all.

rhymes with month (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 15 July 2016 12:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

PLPeni (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2016 12:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

40-50 years ago (and less), the kinds of US police shootings we've been enraged by of late would've been buried in the newspapers if they were noted at all.

helpless before THRILLARY (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 July 2016 12:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

you all are not understanding this thread

lag∞n, Friday, 15 July 2016 16:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

no we do, we're trying to change it.

helpless before THRILLARY (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 July 2016 19:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

there was a time you could open a newspaper and not have to read about african-american men murdered by police

simpler times

jim in vancouver, Friday, 15 July 2016 19:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

you had a thread called "society is in the gutter" and people knew what it was for

ǂbait (seandalai), Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

Now youve said it, sean, now you have it

poor fiddy-less albion (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

we used to appreciate threads - we didn't have many but we read them every day

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 16 July 2016 20:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

the threads were threads and thats all there was to it, now days... pokeman

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 July 2016 18:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

would be nice if people caught some values along with those pokes.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 17 July 2016 23:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

Gutter catch 'em all, I say.

five memes that i can hardly stand to view (Doctor Casino), Monday, 18 July 2016 00:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

pplains, Monday, 18 July 2016 01:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

I was killing some time in the staff room, as you do, and started reading a Dean R Koontz thriller called Dragon Tears. This was on page 2.

Neil S, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

the use of "no doubt" is key.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 15:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

tbf Koontz might have been on to something with the "bad-tempered, evil minded trolls" bit

Neil S, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 15:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

in my day a troll was someone who would happily stay under his bridge, now it's all Twitter this, Facebook that

Neil S, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 15:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

mankind? more like ManUNkind if you ask me

https://metallica.com/blog/news/429181/hardwired-to-self-destruct-available-november-18-2

Neil S, Thursday, 18 August 2016 21:16 (6 days ago) Permalink


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