Do you wear a poppy?

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:39 am

Karl_ wrote:I can't wait for the 2030s when English fascism really gets into full swing and by mandate of Prime Minister Tommy Robinson you have to wear a poppy every day all year round, or else be summarily executed in the street.


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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Karl_ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:42 am

tfw the only thing you dislike about Hitler is he wasn't British

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:45 am

Karl_ wrote:tfw the only thing you dislike about Hitler is he wasn't British


How do we know that guy isn’t a devout Hindu?

Some people were arguing that on the replies to that Tweet!

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by abcd » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:58 am

What grinds my gears at the moment is how out of place the wearing of a Poppy on TV has become.

For example, watching "Strictly improve my celebrity status dancing" has all the costumes with a Poppy embroidered on. It feels completely out of context when you've got a couple making love of the dance floor (Rumba).

Even in the training montages, I swear there must be a Poppy continuity employee on the books.

I understand the Poppy and remembrance, but it needs to be appropriate.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 am

When do we think the first James McClean story will find it’s way into the papers this year?

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Mommy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:27 am

No, I don't wear a poppy. Do I remember? Yes. You just have to watch Saving Private Ryan or any other graphic war movie to thank the stars that we have never had to go through what others did for freedom.
Wearing a poppy means one thing - that you are wearing a poppy.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:23 am

Mommy wrote:No, I don't wear a poppy. Do I remember? Yes. You just have to watch Saving Private Ryan or any other graphic war movie to thank the stars that we have never had to go through what others did for freedom.
Wearing a poppy means one thing - that you are wearing a poppy.


I preferred Shaving Ryan’s Privates.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Jenuall » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:27 am

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by PatSharpsMullet » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:01 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:When do we think the first James McClean story will find it’s way into the papers this year?

I think it's more of a case of which paper's website will put the story up first, Express, Mail or Sun?

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:03 pm

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Green Gecko » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:14 am

Saving private Ryan is a notoriously Spielberg in style action movie though. It goes from the violence and massacre depicted in the opening, for which it received most the critical attention, to two or three men taking out a tank. The film largely forgets it's sense of loss and fighting against odds and remembers it's another Hollywood action flick. A ridiculous number of people die in the course of saving one person, like many other hero narratives.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Skarjo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:31 am

Moggy wrote:
Karl_ wrote:I can't wait for the 2030s when English fascism really gets into full swing and by mandate of Prime Minister Tommy Robinson you have to wear a poppy every day all year round, or else be summarily executed in the street.


A photo from 2034.



I mean, the poppy is meant to mourn those who died fighting in the wars no?

Doesn't specify which side.

Checkmate, libruls.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Mommy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:02 am

Green Gecko wrote:Saving private Ryan is a notoriously Spielberg in style action movie though. It goes from the violence and massacre depicted in the opening, for which it received most the critical attention, to two or three men taking out a tank. The film largely forgets it's sense of loss and fighting against odds and remembers it's another Hollywood action flick. A ridiculous number of people die in the course of saving one person, like many other hero narratives.


Yeah, its the bit at the beginning that I was referring to. The rest of the movie is a bit far fetched. Imagine being stuck in those landing craft with your team being shot around you and still having to get up the beach head.
All that stuff in WW1 in the trenches - jesus.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Vermilion » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:32 pm

I wear a poppy.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Green Gecko » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:45 pm

Mommy wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Saving private Ryan is a notoriously Spielberg in style action movie though. It goes from the violence and massacre depicted in the opening, for which it received most the critical attention, to two or three men taking out a tank. The film largely forgets it's sense of loss and fighting against odds and remembers it's another Hollywood action flick. A ridiculous number of people die in the course of saving one person, like many other hero narratives.


Yeah, its the bit at the beginning that I was referring to. The rest of the movie is a bit far fetched. Imagine being stuck in those landing craft with your team being shot around you and still having to get up the beach head.
All that stuff in WW1 in the trenches - jesus.

Was recently replaying MoH frontline which recreates the scene, upon reflection yeah it's pretty grim playing those ww2 games. They mostly take the subject seriously but it's still a bit weird.

Fwiw I wear a poppy to remind me me of my grandparents service and nursing and the people and friends they lost, I know one was hit by a mine another suffered from shell shock until they died. I remember seeing my grandfather break down in tears while he was slowly being eaten by cancer for the only time in my life, recollecting someone in a photo we were looking at. It's one of the most desperately sad things I've ever witnessed.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:09 pm





:fp:

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:24 pm



:lol:

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Knoyleo » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:35 pm

Moggy wrote:

:lol:

From the replies


What the strawberry float? It's like a Wes Borland became a football casual. :dread:

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:50 pm



A free drink for veterans is great, not serving people unless they wear a poppy though? :fp:

I know that pub (it’s near Bristol City’s stadium) and it’s no loss to not be allowed in there. :lol:

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Mini E » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:14 pm

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