do you clap for carers?

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(xp) That's fine, there's about a million American threads on here for you to participate in.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Saturday, 25 April 2020 01:38 (two months ago) link

I don’t like it bc it’s noisy and noise is bad

silby, Saturday, 25 April 2020 01:49 (two months ago) link

xp sorry I was lashing out, I really do care about the UK posters here and what they are thinking

Dan S, Saturday, 25 April 2020 03:33 (two months ago) link

no 69

nice

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Saturday, 25 April 2020 09:20 (two months ago) link

it's a bit out of character for US healthcare not to find a way of billing people for clapping their employees yet, still time for that yet though!

calzino, Saturday, 25 April 2020 09:40 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I liked this from the Guardian - no stunning insights but it's good to have it said.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/21/nhs-doctor-enough-people-clapping

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 22 May 2020 10:48 (one month ago) link

Even those who liked it at the beginning are becoming wary of the creeping clapping fascism, the competition to make the most obvious and noisiest display, the shaming of non-clappers.

otm times a thousand

calzino, Friday, 22 May 2020 10:50 (one month ago) link

Seems to be getting noisier every week where I am.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Friday, 22 May 2020 11:01 (one month ago) link

Didn’t hear shit yesterday

What fash heil is this? (wins), Friday, 22 May 2020 11:03 (one month ago) link

I played Rhapsody of Fire really loudly at 8pm last night so I didn't have to hear it, this may be my new normal

Alert! The virus lives (Matt #2), Friday, 22 May 2020 11:13 (one month ago) link

It may be the layout of my building but I haven't heard the clapping once. Tempted to go for a run and time the end of it with the applause.

Matt DC, Friday, 22 May 2020 11:15 (one month ago) link

I could imagine seeing something hilarious in this bizarre crypto-fascist banging if I was tripping on acid and observing it.

calzino, Friday, 22 May 2020 11:20 (one month ago) link

I haven't done. I think some people around here did.
Seemed to smack way too much of uniformity and taht whole Stepford wives thing to me.
Also didn't really help the carers. Energy might have been better directed elsewhere·
THough on th eother hand if it hadn't started to seem mandatory it presumably did help the community spirit a bit. But not sure how taht held out.
Way too much focus on punishing those who don't comply etc.
Would hope something like that's main growth was organic not coercive.

Stevolende, Friday, 22 May 2020 11:35 (one month ago) link

I've completely forgotten about this. It seems most people on my block have as well.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 22 May 2020 12:31 (one month ago) link

still happening on at least one birmingham middle class road, yesterday we discussed that guardian article while eating the neighbour's homemade vol-au-vents.

a slice of greater pastry (ledge), Friday, 22 May 2020 12:47 (one month ago) link

lmao

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 22 May 2020 12:56 (one month ago) link

lmao

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 22 May 2020 12:56 (one month ago) link

whoa

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 22 May 2020 12:56 (one month ago) link

You know what, I'm going to have to check if I live in London because where I am seems to be nothing like anyone else's experience of living in London at the moment.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:13 (one month ago) link

Maybe because I live on the top floor I'm hearing stuff you ground dwellers are missing.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:14 (one month ago) link

Still a giant case of the clap in Holborn. GOSH and the neurological hospital very near this estate, though.

santa clause four (suzy), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:16 (one month ago) link

I seem to be living in the same bit as you, Tom - off the same road :)

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:24 (one month ago) link

The Cursèd Road

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:31 (one month ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYob17zWkAIk3GG?format=jpg&name=medium

I feel so happy for whoever horked that big saucepan.

calzino, Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:17 (one month ago) link

Big Sauciety

What fash heil is this? (wins), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:27 (one month ago) link

That’s not anything, sorry

What fash heil is this? (wins), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:27 (one month ago) link

I lol'ed

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:37 (one month ago) link

had no idea it had a right wing connotation in the UK. i like doing it in canada where has none. it's nice

flopson, Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:03 (one month ago) link

from a friend of ilx:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAie8aNhMzC/?igshid=l26he29y32zg

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:44 (one month ago) link

good is that

calzino, Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:52 (one month ago) link

sort of idea Ray Lowry might have riffed on if he was still here!

calzino, Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:55 (one month ago) link

Bagpipes

koogs, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:08 (one month ago) link

I'm a bit out in the greenbelt towards Wakefield but heard distant car horns and fireworks. Fucking allastair Campbell out there with his bagpipes is a new low!

calzino, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:12 (one month ago) link

Definitely louder in my area than it was a few weeks ago. There's a bunch of posh young people living near me who make sure they make a lot of noise. They're posh to me, they probably don't think they are.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:17 (one month ago) link

The bagpipes got a round of applause when they finished, just to twist the knife

koogs, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:23 (one month ago) link

We get bagpipes and a solitary church bell ringer, in E Anglia.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:24 (one month ago) link

had no idea it had a right wing connotation in the UK. i like doing it in canada where has none. it's nice

― flopson, Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:03 AM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

there's definitely some social aspects to this tho. like West side Vancouver definitely more a clappy place than East Van afaict (there's like no clapping from my poor door condo neighbors, only a little from the yuppy condo dwellers).. and I was out at my gf's mum's place in south surrey and it was like Mardi Gras

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:28 (one month ago) link

We had (very bad) bagpipes for the first time tonight, as well. Odd. So it's a thing, then.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:51 (one month ago) link

was this the last one

||||||||, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:52 (one month ago) link

Fingers crossed.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:54 (one month ago) link

Did anyone get any booing or does that start next week?

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 May 2020 20:32 (one month ago) link

it seemed to start off a bit tepid this week and I thought oh is it finally on its way out then some wanker let off a few fireworks and then came the saucepan banging and presumably a kazoo or vuvuzela or something

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 28 May 2020 21:20 (one month ago) link

Exclusively a Tory thing from next week I think, not that it hasn't been. Hopefully 8.01 will be Boo For Cummings.

some infected evening (Matt #2), Thursday, 28 May 2020 21:22 (one month ago) link

Who decided it was officially over just before it petered out? Like who's in charge of unofficial impromptu public displays and how does everyone know?

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:37 (one month ago) link

The lady who started it in England (and has been getting increasing press coverage saying "I'm not clapping any more")?

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:54 (one month ago) link

Dutch wasn't she? It is probably safe to say it would have happened anyway

calzino, Friday, 29 May 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

Hard to say, don't see anyone doing it elsewhere (aide removes cap off telescope)

There is definitely a lot of people saying "this is the last one" and possibly because of that it's louder than ever yesterday (though I don't think it was tapering off even before that).

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 29 May 2020 08:42 (one month ago) link

did it spread to the US and Canada from the UK? I mean the clapping not the other thing!

calzino, Friday, 29 May 2020 08:48 (one month ago) link

My street were out in force last night - even some twat with an air horn. They know my missus is a nurse, so a mere glimpse of her and everyone starts clapping directly at our house. It's so fucking bizarre (but good for her).

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 29 May 2020 09:21 (one month ago) link

Weren't they doing it in Spain weeks before us? Though there it was spontaneous.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Friday, 29 May 2020 09:47 (one month ago) link


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