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  1. DeepLurker

    Because Brexit

    Meanwhile, over in Froggy Land a store of the La Grande Récré (basically a froggy Toys are Us) closed and put a sign on the door blaming the Gilets Jaunes for stopping customers from making their way to their wonderful store. Over on a French subforum of Reddit, this got shredded to bits by posters pointing out that the La Grande Récré group has been struggling for a number of years, and to blame the store closure on the GJ was disingenuous, to say the least. I think that there's some interesting similarities to the BMI story: a big corporate is struggling, finally goes under, blames a protest by proles saying "we have no money to buy stuff" for being the reason why people are no longer buying their stuff.
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    Macron - how long before wheels fall off

    On the other hand, you've got to be a bit careful with this kind of photo; the first pic is of a street market, and even in nice neighbourhoods, by the end of the day it can be a bit of a tip.
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    Boohoo bans wool

    WTF? Is absolutely nothing of note happening in Manchester? Who the heck cares about an online retailer selling a slightly odd-looking piece of clothing? It's only cheap Chinese tat, that costs pennies, doesn't fit 90% of women, and usually goes in the bin after been worn just once.
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    Boohoo bans wool

    I'm just imagining the average DOSBODer naked... sorry, but no.
  5. It's all around you Most (private hire) taxis seem to be hybrids nowadays. You can buy a leccy car that will out-accelerate run-of-the-mill BMWs. We can track in realtime ships and planes around the world. You can buy a robot that will mow your lawn. Star Trek's Communicator is ubiquitous. Electronic PAs (Siri, Alexa) are still a bit crap, but within a decade they will be ok. They're already a godsend for blind people. Remember the "wall TVs" you used to see in sci-fi films like Total Recall? You can get one from Asda. Reusable rockets are finally here.
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    Rachel @ 50

    Just you - and all the men who have never ever dated a woman
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    The Demonisation of Masculinity continues

    You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel ta-da, ta-da dadada ta-da (repeat chorus)
  8. DeepLurker

    Macron - how long before wheels fall off

    This. The candidates at the last general election were a very motley crew. Starting from the left: the far-left candidate had some good ideas, but others were la-la. 100% tax on incomes above a certain level? As Jonathan Pie put it "there's being a Socialist, and then there's living on planet Earth". The actual "Socialist Party" candidate was unable to distance himself from the hopelessly ineffective and massively unpopular outgoing president. The mainstream right-wing candidate was seen as a shoe-in for the top job, until it was revealed that he had been employing his wife as an assistant in parliament for several years on mucho €€€€... but no-one could remember seeing her at work. The French are fairly tolerant of corruption in their politicians, but this was blatant. The far-right candidate... she's popular with some on here, so I'll choose my words carefully. To be frank, I just don't trust her. Something about the way she talks, her smile, her eyes... if I was going for a job interview and she was going to be my new boss, I'd just walk away (as a disclaimer, I feel the same way about Macron). There were a number of other candidates - but as you point out, they were not presented favourably (or at all) by the MSM. Mrs DeepLurker voted for Lassalle in the first round, but she only learnt of him because he is a local-ish MP and I was talking about him with my parents.
  9. Close-hip kind of dance, all over the country... So... Kizomba clubs, or lap-dancing clubs?
  10. Some of us can't afford to change our car every year, so yeah, that's just how our cars work
  11. "Infotainment" systems in cars. The few times I've used them, they have been reliably shite. Unintuitive, slow, loaded with pointless screens (I couldn't care less about a bar chart of my average fuel consumption for every hour of the last day), connecting to your phone is hit and miss, and you just know that whatever type of smartphone tech comes after iPhones and Android, that your car will never be able to link with it.
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    Log Stoves

    My parents' house used to have an open fire. Very soothing to look at, but TBF it was a fire risk - sometimes sparks would fly off it - and if the wind was blowing the wrong way the whole room would be filled with smoke. Stoves are so much more civilised.
  13. Then I suggest that you stay clear of the latest 2 series. It's been - IMO - going downhill. There's only one series left, and at the moment all of the leading contenders to grab the Iron Throne are female. I agree that it used to be brilliant and refreshingly different - if someone fucked up, then they died. No ifs or buts. But lately, several characters have acquired Plot Armour - e.g. Arya Stark, who gets stabbed one day, and the next morning is running and fighting and defeating her would-be assassin.
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    The Demonisation of Masculinity continues

    No socks. Sounds like a quick way to completely fuck up a pair of leather shoes.
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    Macron - how long before wheels fall off

    Something new happened this weekend: counter-protesters, who call themselves the "foulards rouges" (red scarves). An estimated 10500 walked in Paris. I can't find very much at all about protests by this new group outside of the capital - so presumably, there was sod all to report on. One feature of the "gilets jaunes" is its strength in the regions, which fits in with the idea that it's a protest of the little people who are being dumped upon by the metropolitan elites. I'm not sure how much traction these "foulards rouges" will gain if they can only get people to march in the capital - it could look like a "let them eat cake" protest.