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Well lookee here...a 'weren' word:

You : Suu   :wink:

More seriously though I miss stuff like this. Ok, so the design was absolutely retina tearingly awful. But still, at least there was some variety. Now we have Facebook and that has turned online life into ONE GIANT BORING FUCKING STRIP MALL.

The 'everywhere you go, it's exactly the same' culture migrated from the real world and ended up online.

"This Best Buy sucks! Let's go to the one in the next town over."
"Which one? You mean next to Dress Barn & Staples?"
"Yeah! And we can grab lunch at Olive Garden!"

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Microreligions
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:20:27 pm »
Microreligion #162: Wiccan Reconstructionism. We are reviving traditional witchcraft as it was depicted in 1996 documentary "The Craft".

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Been white all their life? Ahh....there are no guarantees my friend.

(might be NSFW)

I think it'll be easier if we just compile a shortlist entitled: "British Celebrities of the 70s & 80s that are NOT sex offenders".

Looks like it might be a very short, shortlist.

There was another Canadian show, The Beachcombers, about a guy named Nick Adonidas, who ran a lumber salvage operation on the coast of British Columbia. 

The series was insanely gritty for its day, and dealt frequently with Nick's alcoholism problem, which was treated as being - in our terms - horrormirthy.  Nick had a particular weakness with ouzo, and often was shown puking drunk, hung over, or in dire financial straits due to this.

The foil was a guy named "Relic", who used unscrupulous means to swipe lumber off of Nick, who wasn't above some shady dealings himself.  Many of the characters were North American Natives, and their issues in dealing with Whites were explored fairly often, though they were also portrayed as "noble", in that they were virtually flaw-free (for example, they were the only characters that weren't horrid drunks).

Funny thing:  In the 80s, the show was revamped, using more suspense and action, and tanked.  The audience wanted sordid and awful social problems rubbed in their faces, which only proves that Canada is still very British.

Wow, haven't thought about that show in a loooong ass time. Relic. Just wow.

Sounds nice, bit pricey for universal love though.

And Equinistry makes me think of this harrowing story:

And if blinded horses isn't harrowing enough, there's always Daniel 'typecast forever' the nude.

Rolf Harris?? FUCKING HELL.

I realize it may be too late now to back to the OP, but I wanted to add something.

I think the truth is inbetween the idea that Americans have a severely abbreviated culture and Hyphenated-Americans are Really Really Hyphenated People.

America was colonised in waves, and those waves often consisted of people from distinct linguistic and cultural groups, usually settling in similar areas to each other.  The parents bring the culture with them, from their homelands, but the children born there...well, they exist in a different geographical, legal, political and economic climate to the one their parents did, alongside other emerging or distinct foreign cultures as well.

Thus you have a case of divergent cultural evolution.  Much like the way Canadian French is different from Modern French, but related historically and linguistically, you have an Irish Tradition with an offshoot - the American-Irish tradition, and the Irish one.  Conditioned by outside factors and the course of history, there is inevitably going to be a major difference in how those traditions are percieved and what kind of behaviour they result in.

The only reason Irish Irishness is considered more legitimate than American Irishness is because the former controls the state of Ireland, and thus the percieved homeland of Irish Tradition by both sides.

Thanks Cain. Your five concise paragraphs spared me an hour of typing, getting logged out and losing an hour's worth of typing.
Nicely put.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Things go boom
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:29:13 pm »
Boston Marathon today.

The finish line is in Copley Sq, where I work.

Just now, there were two explosions near the finish line.

No word on what's going on.

Updates will most likely follow.

I just saw this  :sad: Glad you're ok dude!


The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Word Salad
« on: April 01, 2013, 04:55:27 pm »
For added crazy, try a spot of bibliomancy.

Think of a question, flip through the pages of text without looking. Stop suddenly. Open pages and then stick your finger on a page. Read the text where your finger lands. This is most definitely the voice of God giving the correct answer to your question:eek:

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Attn LMNO
« on: April 01, 2013, 04:48:27 pm »
torterra_maztergod has no idea what he is talking about. Guns n' Roses was not a glam band. They did not wear make-up or do any glam stuff. It's just so disrespectful and rude that it's unbelievable.

I can't believe I am responding to this. But, NO WAY WOULD AXL & CO EVER WEAR MAKE UP. NUH-UH.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Word Salad
« on: April 01, 2013, 04:38:02 pm »
1) Remove a page. Fold it in half length wise.
2) Remove another page & do the same.
3) Take folded pages 1 & 2 and find interesting ways to line up the text.
4) Copy the most interesting word combos and sentences.

(W S Burroughs' "fold in" method)

PS What is the book and who wrote it? (Morbid curiosity).

...I brought you all the gift of British culture.

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