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itsbruce

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Jan 2019

Bald man wearing a hat who might be Scottish

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    Average American is insanely ignorant. Not stupid, or bad people, just clueless about the world around them.

    It's harder, if you live in a small country, to ignore the countries around you. Easier if you live in the less cosmopolitan parts (that is, most of) a big country like the U.S. or Russia. And yet many in the U.K. manage all the same kinds of idiocy, including creationism being taught at schools.

    Up till recently we've heard a lot more about poorly educated/informed Americans than about their Brit equivalent. That probably says more about the relative openness of American society than the actual distribution of flat-earthers in both places. America has long had more routes for the less privileged to have a say (even if no more chance to have it heard and acted on) and Americans have had less inhibition about saying what they think.

    Having more exposure to the wider world doesn't necessarily make people any less stupid about it. After a century of constant access to American-generated entertainment, you can still hear Brits saying nonsensical things like "Americans don't do/get sarcasm."

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    What the fuck is a patreon?

    Somebody who wants a "philanthropic" cover story for giving money to webcam girls.

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    Hitman caught because he used his garmin while planning his hits.

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    There's a significant number of people who go to work early to get away from home. At any one time a few of them will be posting in the end-of-a-relationship thread.

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    It’s like falling in lust with someone, and you have a fantasy idea of what life with them would be like. You then go on a few dates

    The really British thing would have been to get shitfaced and wake up next to a Brexit that had already happened.

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    Yay, stuff will be better when I’m dead!

    Can we kill you now, then?

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    Somebody using a projector to play Super Smash Bros on the building opposite their flat.

    https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/108­5767975720734720/pu/vid/720x1280/7WSDFFA­yaUxo_KeG.mp4?tag=6

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    To me it looks more and more like the EU will have to offer some concessions in order to come out of the current deadlock.

    There is no point in offering concessions to a government that has no ability to deliver on its side of the bargain. It would only weaken the EU leadership to no gain.

    Britain is the alcoholic on your street asking for money so he can travel into town and get some cash from his bank branch. When you give him a note and he staggers back round the corner with four cans of Special Brew, people look on you as an unreliable idiot. They already knew what he is.

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    David Davis thinks that today's vote will convince the EU to renegotiate. Surely the vote is conclusive that the UK government can't deliver anything it promises and isn't worth negotiating with.

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