Society is in the gutter

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The very idea of society has been thrown in a bin, and is now dripping with discarded beans and tin can juice.

30 years ago a child would kick a ball on the street.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 19:56 (eleven years ago) link

I remember we didn't use to lock our front doors, infact we had all our possessions out on the front yard.

Jarlrmai, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

Society is a hole
it makes me lie to my friends
it's running down my street
with white powers sneakers
on the beautiful beat of black feet

society is a hole
it beats my friends big heads
my friends have big heads,
I can understand it
but I don't recommend it
you got big big hair
and everybody is scared

society is a hole
it makes me lie to my friends
the assault of holy music
there's a slap in my face
my friends are girls wrapped in boys
we're living in pieces
I want to live in peace

Society is a hole

Steve Shasta, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

We were poor but we were happy. We knew the value of things. We never wondered about the value of valuing things.

It's a shambles.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:04 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.bathgateregal.org.uk/images/listings/high-society-2.jpg

Euler, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:05 (eleven years ago) link

They were very poor and could only afford a few servants...

sexyDancer, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:06 (eleven years ago) link

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

http://celebritymound.smugmug.com/photos/157582259-M.jpg

ledge, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:09 (eleven years ago) link

But they always tipped their hat to you on the streets.

Nowadays you must carry a knife in your own home for protection.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:09 (eleven years ago) link

The guys I shot were so heavily pixelated they didn't even seem real.

wanko ergo sum, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:09 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

What a bloody waste.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:14 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

People don't know who their bloody neighbours are.

Local Garda, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:16 (eleven years ago) link

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

We used to have a mangle.

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:16 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

it's time for change

Surmounter, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:18 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

wanko ergo sum, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

A shiv in the guts.

ledge, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:22 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

max, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:25 (eleven years ago) link

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

snoball, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:25 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

ice crӕm, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:29 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Before they could confiscate our sound system we would rave in the woods/warehouse. Everyone turned up to dance until sunlight and didn't even know who was playing at what time. We would dance to whatever was played and enjoy it. Pure positive vibes. The internet ruined it.

— HUD (UK) (@Hudskov) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:17 (two years ago) link

I remember when you had to call a Phone Number only a handful knew and form a convoy to follow "someone" who knew, to a venue "somewhere" to listen to "somebody". If they were actually the names on the flyers, BONUS!!! #BetterDays 🎶🎶🎶

— paul donaghy (@phax71) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:18 (two years ago) link

I miss not knowing what a tune is for years and eventually stumbling across it in some random record shop. Music isn’t cherished anymore !

— Insomniax (@insomniax_dnb) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:18 (two years ago) link

and we miss the days when the DJ just played the records 👊

— DarrenW (@dwoodyatt) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:20 (two years ago) link

And we danced 🙌

— DarrenW (@dwoodyatt) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:20 (two years ago) link

The days where you just turned up and danced all night without a care in the world (until the journey home)

— riptide (@riptidehardcore) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:20 (two years ago) link

No internet, or camera phones in those days! Months to hunt a record, I made vinyl DJ mixes on audio cassette and sent them in the post to promoters and printed magazines. It was simple, if the music was good then you were involved! No what you look like/dress like/followers etc!

— Rayees (@rayeesmusic) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:21 (two years ago) link

the fact that you can even recall on a day when the scene was like that is a blessing. Be grateful you’ve been at this level for this long! The little guys like us are so jealous!

— tvrnstyle (@NickPetTree) November 30, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:21 (two years ago) link

exclamation marks! when talking about something that doesn't happen today!

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:26 (two years ago) link

they make you hear the words! in a strange bemused angry voice!

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:26 (two years ago) link

it were a better time when nobody judged anybody and records were more inaccessible

Illegal Ethiopian Dance Music (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:28 (two years ago) link

"we would dance to whatever was played and enjoy it"

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:33 (two years ago) link

"those are good tunes and you'll dance to them by god"

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:34 (two years ago) link

9 phones and still can get you on one of them! Cannot drive. Swim? No chance! but having a moan!

Thanks Fabs, gives me an ideas for my SnB 2018 T-Shirt since i missed 2017. Also @djmarky ive not forgotten! all the best the Scottish cunt

— Stuart Not Provan (@ProvanStuart) December 1, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:38 (two years ago) link

ive read that 5 times now and i still cant make sense of it

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:44 (two years ago) link

Definitely the internet that ruined that scene and not, say, the 1994 Criminal Justice Act.

But doctor, I am Camille Paglia (Bananaman Begins), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:51 (two years ago) link

Aye, we made our own entertainment in those days and were glad of it.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Saturday, 2 December 2017 10:55 (two years ago) link

the look-back bores were out in force in the 90's as well. There seemed to be no club you could go to for a night out that wasn't shite these days and had peaked in '89. And apparently the overpriced ecstasy from the late 80's was so much better than the adulterated rubbish we were necking as well.

mime camp (calzino), Saturday, 2 December 2017 11:28 (two years ago) link

I really miss the days as a DJ when you didn't have to be a media king , you didn't care about your billing on a flyer, you didn't have a rider, no one knew what you had for dinner and no one cared about how many followers you had . All that mattered was making people dance

— FABIO (@fabiodnb) November 30, 2017

Matt DC, Saturday, 2 December 2017 11:57 (two years ago) link

"I miss being 20"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 2 December 2017 12:01 (two years ago) link

the weak actually was heroes back then a course

moyesery loves kompany (darraghmac), Saturday, 2 December 2017 12:02 (two years ago) link

sad that he hates grooverider so much

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 12:33 (two years ago) link

"and we danced" is my favourite. The internet put a stop to all that

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Saturday, 2 December 2017 12:58 (two years ago) link

clubs today nothing but kids shazaming the sound of the other kids shazaming, a sorry state of affairs

there was a contract between dj and clubber - they played the tunes, we danced to them. these days it's never that simple. there are more tunes for one, and more djs. yes, it's music, but is it really music? are you really dancing to it?

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 December 2017 13:53 (two years ago) link

time was when we'd drive around the M25 for 8 or 9 hours in my mate's Citreon Saxo until we got a text identifying the location of a rave going off in a field somewhere just south of Corby. then we'd drive up their in the dark with a tape full of tunes banging on the cassette player. today it's all Google Maps and USBs and air conditioning. these kids aren't ravers.

Illegal Ethiopian Dance Music (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 2 December 2017 14:01 (two years ago) link

I hear you and your band sold all your turntables and bought guitars

El Tomboto, Saturday, 2 December 2017 15:40 (two years ago) link

The fabric of society is on tenterhooks, stretched between the tenterposts of left and right-wing populism, ready to tear apart - @MPphilwilson https://t.co/dkEvbzZRFw pic.twitter.com/1nZ2GAb5PI

— The Fabian Society (@thefabians) December 15, 2017

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:41 (two years ago) link

waht

But doctor, I am Camille Paglia (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 15 December 2017 17:24 (two years ago) link

Tenterist Dad.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Friday, 15 December 2017 17:29 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

we're all fucked imo

marcos, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:07 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVbmNc7WsAAgiYt.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 18:26 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

A commentary in La Stampa spoke of a "cancer that corrodes the internet". The young man who took the selfie was not bad, argued Antonella Boralevi. Instead, he had turned off his soul and his personality and become an "automaton of the internet".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44356361

Neil S, Monday, 4 June 2018 20:52 (one year ago) link

a child would attend an execution in the street

Karius whisper (Noodle Vague), Monday, 4 June 2018 21:29 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work—but no longer.

— Mattathias Schwartz (@Schwartzesque) March 19, 2019

courtesy lag∞n

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:14 (one year ago) link

lol RTed that thinking of this thread

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:16 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

A "fort at night" rather than "fortnite"
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-young-imagination-beats-videogames-11561415828?mod=e2two

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:57 (eleven months ago) link

I mean, quite literally, “fort night.”

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:57 (eleven months ago) link

It’s a simple reminiscence, but one that delights me more the older I get. We adults, in a failure of imagination, have forgotten how to build forts.

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:59 (eleven months ago) link

proud of the smell of his own forts id say

godfellaz (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:09 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

I remember a time when a pop star had a name you could pronounce

fremmes with neppavenettes (rip van wanko), Thursday, 12 September 2019 03:37 (eight months ago) link

profligacy is in the flutter

theRZA the JZA and the NDB (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:53 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

no way that little kid got jimmy @ gmail

call all destroyer, Monday, 4 November 2019 13:23 (six months ago) link

kid seems to have wandered into the Boer War so he's screwed no matter what

rob, Monday, 4 November 2019 14:00 (six months ago) link

lucky there's a family guy

ciderpress, Monday, 4 November 2019 14:07 (six months ago) link

email addresses are a thing

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 4 November 2019 14:43 (six months ago) link

- Mommy i got Greece on the radio!

- Well you’d better wipe it off then!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 4 November 2019 15:00 (six months ago) link


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