Forum posts made by jack_42

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 06 Dec 2016 08:07

Sniztel leftovers from last night's Crimbo party the Czechs have a special day where the kids meet St Nicholas, (a religious Santa figure) an angel and a devil who grill them about their behaviour the good ones get a goody bag, (nobody ever confesses to bad behaviour).

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 06 Dec 2016 08:03

Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters

Love their version of Fire by Bruce Springsteen.

Topic A song i hadnt heard in a long time LOVE IT
Posted 06 Dec 2016 07:43

To me it sounds quite similar to Every Breath You Take by the Police.

Topic christmas
Posted 06 Dec 2016 07:34

Have you read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens? If not, I'm sure you're familiar with the story at the very least. In it, you never get the impression of any religious overtones (in my opinion, they are very minor at best.) The overall message (and again, this is my opinion) is about remembering to treat your fellow man with kindness and generosity. Spending time with family and loved ones.

Many non-believers celebrate Christmas becasue it's a tradition they grew up with... well... that's my best educated guess anyway. santa

I think that some of Scrooge's remarks about ''Humbug''were meant to be taken as a genuine critical statement by Dickens regarding the commerciality of Christmas which was practically invented by the Victorians as society became more affluent.

Topic christmas
Posted 27 Nov 2016 11:56

We're all bent on consumerism and Christmas is a veritable orgy of it. Though I've noticed less focus on it this year. Has anyone else sensed that?

Topic Alive or dead, who is your favorite guitarist?
Posted 10 Nov 2016 00:47

I'm the best guitarist in the world except for this gypsy who lives in France.

Topic February Fast Approaches... Donald Trump is being taken seriously... Should we be TERRIFIED???
Posted 08 Nov 2016 12:37

My mother always said people get the government they deserve. Part of me hopes he wins as it would appeal to my morbid sense of humour that he's even a consideration never mind one of only 2 candidates.

Topic What is your favourite item of clothing to wear? Any type of attire, but only one thing.
Posted 01 Nov 2016 12:05

My wooly Rolling Stones hat.

Topic What do you call...
Posted 01 Nov 2016 11:40

I'm quite happy to be called a hygeinic dirty old man.

Topic Let's stop using this sexist trope of referring to any woman as someone's wife, mother, daug
Posted 01 Nov 2016 11:27

Shades of 1984. What do we think of a British waitress in the 1940's and 1950's who would address a male customer as ''dear'' or ''love'' or ''darling''? I suppose that would now be interpreted as pandering to male superiority rather than just personalizing the service? Of course during the 40's many U.S. servicemen mistakenly thought they'd scored. :)

Topic Censored Words
Posted 15 Oct 2016 06:31

Banning any word has draconian overtones. Though to digress I'm always baffled how one word with a specific meaning is offensive but another with exactly the same meaning is not. All words are just sounds - telling somebody to go away sexually is just the same as ''fuck off'' yet the former might get a laugh but the latter cause offense.

Topic What is the most important "life lesson" you have learned?
Posted 15 Oct 2016 06:18

Follow your dreams even if you don't get there the journey can be fun.

Topic Post the title most recent song that you listened to
Posted 15 Oct 2016 06:11

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

Topic what are u watching on tv?
Posted 15 Oct 2016 06:09

I don't own a tv.

Topic Standing for the National Anthem
Posted 14 Oct 2016 16:10

we have just had an indigenous athlete come out and say that other athletes shouldnt stand for the Australian anthem becuase its not theirs.
Happily other athletes have ignored and even derided that belief.
If you say your Australian then stand for the Anthem same with America if your not going to support your country then get the hell out and go be where you want to be.
Just don't put down what others believe in if you don't have the same conviction

You have no choice about where you are born thus you can stay where you like without being forced to pay homage to any damn thing. Go and bully a few more indigenous people. This logic means we all end up back in Africa.

Topic POLL: What is your favourite gaming platform?
Posted 13 Oct 2016 14:32

Well there was this raft moored about 100 metres from the shore.

Topic Pumpkin Spice
Posted 13 Oct 2016 14:22

Never heard of it - it sounds like an after shave lotion.

Topic Think you can take me?
Posted 13 Oct 2016 14:19

''I've heard about you.
What have you heard Shane?
That you're a low down Yankee liar.''

Topic Morning Routine
Posted 13 Oct 2016 13:59

Early Morning Sickness.

I crawl out of bed at 6:45.
Gritty eyed only half alive.
I breathe in deep my own B.O.,
A nut case raves on the radio.
The door slams to with a crashing roar,
I'm off to bastard work once more.

Topic Describe yourself in one word
Posted 13 Oct 2016 13:40


Topic Challenge - Ruin a First Date in 4 Words
Posted 13 Oct 2016 13:33

I love you dearly.

Topic Would You Wear your wife's or girlfriends panties or thongs?
Posted 09 Oct 2016 14:53


Topic What is your Lush Theme Song
Posted 09 Oct 2016 14:48

Feel Like Making Love. Bad Company.

Topic Couples Kissing [Without Nudity]
Posted 07 Oct 2016 11:17

Most of these men look like they need a shower.

Topic Standing for the National Anthem
Posted 06 Oct 2016 12:52

I see no logic in the accident of birth giving rise to loyalty to some area or other - merely practical reasons - that makes sense but ''my country right or wrong'' if anything in my mind is unethical.

Topic Would you have coffee or tea with the person above you?
Posted 06 Oct 2016 12:30

Oh my mind would be on a different beverage.

Topic The person above you is a high school teacher. What do they teach?
Posted 06 Oct 2016 08:52

Nude calisthenics

Chance would be a fine thing. :)

Topic The person above you is a high school teacher. What do they teach?
Posted 04 Oct 2016 03:02


Topic Should British children be banned from visiting Mosques?
Posted 01 Oct 2016 08:31

It used to be the Jehovahs Witnesses that left our assembly.

They are not asking for a choice, they already have a choice, they want to outright ban it and they are targeting one particular religion, which is already under scrutiny, which is why I have a problem with it.

I agree with Buz and LM that it should be all or none and likewise for this protest on facebook. If they were saying banned from all religious places of worship I wouldn't be so offended by it, but they are not, they are targeting Muslims specifically.

Now my kid's school hasn't taken them to any but I would have no problem if they did. They do learn about other religions including our own and enjoy doing so, I see no harm in it, I encourage it. My children are not racist or prejudice in any way and I believe that to be because of how I have raised them and also because of their learning and understanding of different cultures and religions.

I think you missed my point. (The ambiguities within language perhaps?) We had no choice about our assembly and it's good that they do

Topic Should British children be banned from visiting Mosques?
Posted 30 Sep 2016 08:47

When I was a kid we had something every morning at school called Assembly. This was a semi religious/administration meeting. We would sing hymns and listen to any messages about the school's running. The only people allowed to be excused were those whose religion was either Jewish or Roman Catholic everyone else had to attend. In other words the religion imposed on the state by the sex life of Henry the 8th was forced down our throats. Allowing parents/kids to attend some similar event but given a choice sounds fair enough to me.