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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision 2021
« on: May 24, 2021, 11:08:28 AM »

The Eurovision is the antithesis of all that is good in music, our heyday in this parade of anodyne slop was Cliff fucking Richard FFS.
The fact we got nil points is a badge of honour and might just indicate that our music output is the envy of others. 

Jesus Christ your healthcare system is so fucked up.


Who left the cake out in the rain in Macarthur Park, and why?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: November 20, 2020, 09:28:00 AM »

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: October 15, 2020, 08:28:01 PM »


Sly & Robbie running drum & base.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 25, 2020, 02:58:54 PM »
Luckily they’re all dyed in the organic wool, atheists, even though a nutty relative tried to get my oldest christened on the QT (really), his birthday is in late October so his parties used to be Halloween themed, to which one of his friends wasn’t allowed as his father was pastor in some backward sect of Christianity, it’s amazing that the dark ages are alive and kicking in your neighbours heads.   

Edit; By putting “some backward sect of Christianity” I do not wish you to think that I think, that all Christian or other Abrahamic, far eastern or otherwise designated faiths are less than backward, it’s just some are more so than others. Sorry for any confusion.

Edit2; Dyed for died, doh!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 25, 2020, 01:34:46 PM »

Very christian.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 25, 2020, 01:10:25 PM »

Except I've got three totally indoctrinated offspring whereas I doubt very much if you have figured how to yet.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:54:10 AM »
It’s an undeniable fact that if an ecosystem has, either by introduction (cane toads, Japanese knotweed, rats on islands) or annihilation (see the desk top macho-man and his rocket launchers) an unbalance in predation of a member(S) of that ecosystem, then it becomes liable to, if not collapse, then to a major change to its detriment.

It is also true that the forces of competition will eventually redress that balance in some way, however in the short term that unchecked growth will reduce diversity, cause extinction and unravel bionetworks that have grown along side each other in competition and mutual benefit for millennia.

I do not put humanity as any better than the other creatures other than in one respect, that of our cognitive abilities, we have outgrown our predators to such an extent that we are now free to breed unconstrained, unfortunately the afore mentioned mental superiority doesn’t always come wedded to self-awareness (see Thork and his triumphalist crowing), because there is a debt to be paid for unrestricted growth and consumption, the reliance on our fabled ability to adapt ignores the evidence of collapsed civilisations that precede us, and just how much we are bumping against the physical constraints of an overpopulated earth. When that debt is finally called, good luck with calling on your gods.   

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 05, 2020, 09:25:00 PM »

Okay, I've finished laughing. The Earths fine, really, and I don't believe in god because of leftist indoctrination,the borg, Dildos (?), illuminating.
The question is are you stupid enough to actually believe the bollocks you've written?

I notice that apart from spouting pretty much the whole of the book of Dave and trying to wind me up, you didn't answer the central point, that god, after experimenting with bacteria for millennia and giving the dinosaurs 165 million years of reign, then and only then, it brings us up out of the mud allows us to play with countless pantheons of other gods before revealing himself to a few tribes, an eye-blink ago in the scheme of things.
Oh, but you did, I'm just following the herd, only free thinkers like you or Nigel, Billy Graham, Ian Paisley et al. Are capable of loving their children.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 05, 2020, 12:49:44 PM »
Let me walk you through this;
The analogy of how long we have been around (the 4 or so seconds) was in relation to the age of the earth, if you extrapolate that to the universe, and then state that a god put us here for such a fleeting moment (seeing as how quickly, in that time we have destroyed Eden and accordingly are liable to last), for a reason(?). Then that is something I will call bollocks on all day.

The personal hell bit;
Your inability to comprehend that an atheist can exist without killing themselves or being morbidly depressed, is just that, your failure.
Personally, I’m having a great time and intend to do so until such time as I cease to exist, most likely for the rest of eternity, c`est la vie. It certainly doesn’t stop me valuing people or wanting the very best for my children and the earth.

Atheism isn’t meant to “make me happy” or “give me self-worth”, it’s a position I take from the world around me.
My self-worth and genuine happiness, starts and ends with me. I don’t have to manufacture “a reason to bother”, it’s just there, blindingly evident.

You accuse me of rather being worthless than wrong, whilst earlier admitting you’d rather be happy than right, well I see myself as happy and right, you take your pick.
Your philosophy seems to be built on having to compromise truth in favour of finding a meaning and building your happiness on that, to paraphrase you,  The regressive, ladies and gentlemen.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 05, 2020, 11:19:13 AM »

This person uses personal attacks and denigration to hide the fact he has no answers, other than, I really want there to be something otherwise the universe is too big and I don’t matter, which more than anyone else here, he doesn’t.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Is God possible?
« on: February 05, 2020, 10:00:04 AM »
An apple tree doesnt give oranges. The sea breeds fish... these are fucking miracles. There must be. How can there not be? General hysterical incredulity.

No, that’d be an orange tree, fish breed in the sea, with other fish, kinda like you’d expect, I mean don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of wonder, marvelling at sunsets, spider webs and the interconnectedness of nature, it’s just that gods apparent heirs to all this, those that have been given dominion over the fishes of the sea and all (according to one old collection of myths) have made such a spectacular mess of things.

If the science bit is right and we condense the age of the earth down to a day, then we arrived as a species 4-2 seconds (depending) before midnight (God, “Oh shit I forgot the humans!”), in the split second before the chimes we have trashed the place.

I hope there isn’t a god, if there is, he/she is a dick.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: I want good news
« on: November 25, 2019, 11:03:06 PM »

Earlier today a reptile skinned man staggered from his home after being overcome by fumes from a malfunctioning oil diffuser and was ran over by a Tesla full of marxist transgender environmental activists.

police at the scene said "Meh."

Arts & Entertainment / Re: FES Book Club
« on: May 17, 2019, 03:55:56 PM »
Then Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and you will leave no cyberpunk trope unturned.

 Then your Cyperpunk life will be mostly complete.

Not without Slaughtermatic by Steve Aylett.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: FES Book Club
« on: May 17, 2019, 03:24:46 PM »

For Fantasy, I would recommend The Malazan Book of The Fallen by Steven Erikson, dense, complicated and a damn good read.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Philosophy dichotomy test
« on: May 17, 2019, 02:01:10 PM »

Mmmm Nihilistic altruist with ascetic tendencies.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: March 04, 2019, 12:51:51 PM »
Fuck that shit!

Keiths dead!

Announcements / Re: We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:04:42 PM »

Milk shake cold and long, raised.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Soliloquies
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:37:26 PM »
Fuck Sweden, necro-posting, apologies.

So, we end up going out to Lundy again. Only this time the weather has taken it personally, amber warning of wind and rain, a last-minute decision to give it a go in a helicopter the same make as the one that, the week before ended up as a fireball in Leicester city's football club car park, killing all aboard including the chairman, sweet.

I'm on the MET office weather report as it comes in, 30mph wind gusting 45 mph, but he's ex-navy, and after scuttling the herd of sheep (seriously) he drifts it down the field and lands it like a feather.

No problem, they load all the baggage and do that run first, visible with binoculars all the way to the island 12 miles of the point, it's back 20 minutes later, lands, sheep scattered, like a feather, one of the guys in a fire suit comes in and announces a delay, there is an intermittent warning light on the fuel feed, they are investigating! Why not say the pilot has cramp, fuel feed? Fuck off.

10 minutes later, same guy, "Just going to do a test flight to see if it's fixed!" a few of us brave the wind and rain to watch navy guy throw it around the sky. Lands like a feather, sheep getting surly, MET office winds 35mph gusts at 50mph.

We are trip number 4, the waiting room is in a hut that has become steamy and over hot for people dressed for a November landing in Lundy, there is an undercurrent of hysteria, I find a sheltered (relatively) spot round the back of it to smoke and watch for the helicopter coming back, as the birds have largely given up trying to fly, the sheep are in a square formation at the top of the field, executing practice charges against a bale of hay, the aircraft comes in sight, flying at 45 degrees to its heading, MET office winds at 45mph gusting at 55.

There's been a delay, for refuel and the pilot to have a tea (!), sheep have mysteriously disappeared, ground crew looking edgy, some passengers openly praying, last look at MET office, winds at 48mph gusting at 65, island no longer visible.

We are ushered out and into the helicopter, the only discernible difference under the rotors is the wind direction, two of the ground crew are mounted on quad bikes with what look like lances, watching the brow of the hill, the buildings are evocative of Rourke's Drift, the smell inside the passenger compartment would remind Colonel Killgore of victory in the same way it reminds me of immolation.

One passenger in the back (me) is given headphones and mike should the pilot need to convey information of import to us, I say "Breezy" he replies "Yeah wouldn't have started if the winds were as bad then, but all the bags are over there now"  This is information I do not pass on, two of the others are hiding behind their hands.

We rise, a leaf in the wind, turning gaining height, swinging level with the cliff edge a surge of wind picks the craft higher, the navy man leans it into the squall and we leave, seven minutes to the island, aboard a bucking bronco, I enjoy it for what it is and the view, others are less sanguine, one woman does not look up or out the whole trip. As the island resolves itself, the whiteness of old light, the stone buildings huddled round the tavern the restored church, navy guy drops us down making us light, clearly enjoying himself, 200yds out from the H he drifts us in sideways and lands, like a feather. Word comes through on the radio, the sheep have taken the helipad.

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