The Facebook Thread 2

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by Mini E » Tue May 05, 2020 12:58 pm

There's an organised doorstep clap in my local village back home tomorrow for someone who is retiring from the local school. Nice to have an event between the NHS saucepan/cowbell club, and the big We'll Meet Again singalong on Friday.

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by Green Gecko » Wed May 06, 2020 4:04 pm

One thing that is fun on Facebook is all the bad art that gets uploaded to local groups while people are in lockdown

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"an Oriental face" :slol:

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Well that's one way of explaining it I guess.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed May 06, 2020 4:08 pm

Happy, frustrated? No, I'm going with 'regretful'.

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by Dowbocop » Wed May 06, 2020 6:23 pm

I've seen that emotion on Pornhub - it's "desensitized to rough anal"...

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by Mini E » Thu May 07, 2020 10:25 am



It's happening.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri May 08, 2020 9:10 am

Already sick of the VE stuff.

I really dislike how it's phrased so heavily as fighting 'for your country'. Like it doesn't matter what the fight was actually about, it's just important that it was our, sorry, are piece of land against theirs.

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by Moggy » Fri May 08, 2020 9:15 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Already sick of the VE stuff.

I really dislike how it's phrased so heavily as fighting 'for your country'. Like it doesn't matter what the fight was actually about, it's just important that it was our, sorry, are piece of land against theirs.


According to the Mail, VE Day means Victory over Europe Day...


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by Cuttooth » Fri May 08, 2020 9:19 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Already sick of the VE stuff.

I really dislike how it's phrased so heavily as fighting 'for your country'. Like it doesn't matter what the fight was actually about, it's just important that it was our, sorry, are piece of land against theirs.

Yeah, it's taken to be a uniquely British day of celebration, like most of Europe doesn't have some sort of Liberation Day or Victory Day around this time.

It's often not even seen as a celebration of the defeat of fascism here.

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by Victor Mildew » Fri May 08, 2020 9:21 am

Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Already sick of the VE stuff.

I really dislike how it's phrased so heavily as fighting 'for your country'. Like it doesn't matter what the fight was actually about, it's just important that it was our, sorry, are piece of land against theirs.


According to the Mail, VE Day means Victory over Europe Day...



I think that's right though, as far as I know it's over Europe, but the meaning of it is supposed be be over as in across.

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by Cuttooth » Fri May 08, 2020 9:27 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Already sick of the VE stuff.

I really dislike how it's phrased so heavily as fighting 'for your country'. Like it doesn't matter what the fight was actually about, it's just important that it was our, sorry, are piece of land against theirs.


According to the Mail, VE Day means Victory over Europe Day...



I think that's right though, as far as I know it's over Europe, but the meaning of it is supposed be be over as in across.

It's Victory in Europe, people might get confused because VJ Day does genuinely stand for Victory over Japan.

Interesting thread by a Science Museum curator on the lack of romanticism for the war from those who actually lived through it.

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by Moggy » Fri May 08, 2020 9:28 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Already sick of the VE stuff.

I really dislike how it's phrased so heavily as fighting 'for your country'. Like it doesn't matter what the fight was actually about, it's just important that it was our, sorry, are piece of land against theirs.


According to the Mail, VE Day means Victory over Europe Day...



I think that's right though, as far as I know it's over Europe, but the meaning of it is supposed be be over as in across.


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by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri May 08, 2020 9:31 am

I'm sure it would confuse Daily Mail readers to know that they are celebrating in Berlin today, too.

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by Mini E » Fri May 08, 2020 9:44 am

Cuttooth wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Already sick of the VE stuff.

I really dislike how it's phrased so heavily as fighting 'for your country'. Like it doesn't matter what the fight was actually about, it's just important that it was our, sorry, are piece of land against theirs.


According to the Mail, VE Day means Victory over Europe Day...



I think that's right though, as far as I know it's over Europe, but the meaning of it is supposed be be over as in across.

It's Victory in Europe, people might get confused because VJ Day does genuinely stand for Victory over Japan.


It honestly makes me so frustrated how VJ Day is forgotten here. My Grandfather was still getting shot at and kamikazed for three months after VE Day, and the vast majority of idiots nowadays just think this is the day the war was won, and have forget completely about the section of the army/navy/RAF (not sure if RAF was involved tbf) fighting against Japan. It made my Grandfather absolutely sick to the stomach until the day he died.

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by Karl_ » Fri May 08, 2020 10:01 am

Cuttooth wrote:It's often not even seen as a celebration of the defeat of fascism here.

Yes. WW2-related holidays should be about reminding people of the victims of fascism and the human cost of defeating fascism once it takes hold in a nation, and therefore of the importance of vigilance against fascists.

But it seems that a vast majority in the UK (even otherwise nice people) instead celebrate it within a framework of patriotism and nationalism. And that creates an environment in which fascism can be resurgent.

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by Dowbocop » Fri May 08, 2020 10:07 am

Was sorely tempted this morning to post something from the end of ROTJ with the caption "The E stands for Endor in my house" but I don't think I can be arsed with both the stick I'd get from people without a sense of humour (ironic as we all know) and having to explain to anyone over the age of 55 what an "Endor" was.

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by Superking » Fri May 08, 2020 10:47 am

Karl_ wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:It's often not even seen as a celebration of the defeat of fascism here.

Yes. WW2-related holidays should be about reminding people of the victims of fascism and the human cost of defeating fascism once it takes hold in a nation, and therefore of the importance of vigilance against fascists.

But it seems that a vast majority in the UK (even otherwise nice people) instead celebrate it within a framework of patriotism and nationalism. And that creates an environment in which fascism can be resurgent.


Absolutely. I would be far more in tune with this day if the focus was more on pan European solidarity and unity over this nationalistic bollocks for example. Imagine the uuproar if I ran outside waving an EU flag :slol:

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by Heskimo » Fri May 08, 2020 11:24 am

My girlfriend's parents have printed flags for all of the allied countries along with Pride flags, peace symbols, an NHS one and probably a few others I've forgotten. If you're gonna do it, I feel that's the right way to go about it.

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Mini E » Fri May 08, 2020 12:03 pm

Time for some more Poppy Watch!






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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Preezy » Fri May 08, 2020 12:48 pm

Christ :dread:

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Moggy » Fri May 08, 2020 12:52 pm

I bet that second tank has Vera Lynn playing on repeat.

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