The Facebook Thread 2

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Mini E » Fri May 08, 2020 8:12 pm

Dear Lord, they're all sat in their driveways singing We'll Meet Again. It's actually happening.

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by Jezo » Sun May 10, 2020 10:36 am

I didn't even know what VE day was. Never celebrated nor heard of it being celebrated. All of a sudden, neighbours are putting up British flags across their doors etc. Pretty sure they didn't do that last year. On the day, one neighbour played Last Post on their trumpet. A group of other neighbours were playing guitar and having a sing-song. It actually frightens me how easily manipulated the general public is. To suddenly celebrate something I'm pretty sure most people don't fully understand (if these Facebook posts are anything to go by), moreso for the sake of alleviating boredom during this time, all because they probably saw it mentioned on TV. If it's just an excuse to go out and do something, it's somewhat belittling to an important, historical day. And for those who are suddenly patriotic and pretend they know everything about it, well... I think Karl put it best in a previous post.

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by Dowbocop » Sun May 10, 2020 11:15 am

Jezo wrote:I didn't even know what VE day was. Never celebrated nor heard of it being celebrated. All of a sudden, neighbours are putting up British flags across their doors etc. Pretty sure they didn't do that last year. On the day, one neighbour played Last Post on their trumpet. A group of other neighbours were playing guitar and having a sing-song. It actually frightens me how easily manipulated the general public is. To suddenly celebrate something I'm pretty sure most people don't fully understand (if these Facebook posts are anything to go by), moreso for the sake of alleviating boredom during this time, all because they probably saw it mentioned on TV. If it's just an excuse to go out and do something, it's somewhat belittling to an important, historical day. And for those who are suddenly patriotic and pretend they know everything about it, well... I think Karl put it best in a previous post.

To be fair you should probably know what VE Day is even if you don't celebrate it. It's such a big deal this year because it's the 75th anniversary and the last milestone (i.e quarter-century) commemoration of the event the generation who actually lived through it will see. Add to this the wave of ultra-nationalism of the past five years and the government invoking the blitz spirit every five minutes with regards to coronavirus and you can see why it's so visible this year (it would've been anyway to be fair).

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Preezy » Sun May 10, 2020 12:24 pm

There's only been a fuss about VE Day because it's a big milestone one - the last one I remember anyone celebrating was the 50th. How time flies :dread:

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by Moggy » Sun May 10, 2020 12:30 pm

I find it amazing that somebody wouldn’t know what VE Day was. But I’m pretty into history so maybe it’s passed a lot of people by.

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by Tomous » Sun May 10, 2020 12:57 pm

When we beat Europe in the Second World War!

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by Squinty » Sun May 10, 2020 2:12 pm

Preezy wrote:There's only been a fuss about VE Day because it's a big milestone one - the last one I remember anyone celebrating was the 50th. How time flies :dread:


I remember attending a celebration for that with my sister. I was only in Primary School at the time. They had a bunch of sports events and the army were there.

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by Moggy » Sun May 10, 2020 2:24 pm

Squinty wrote:
Preezy wrote:There's only been a fuss about VE Day because it's a big milestone one - the last one I remember anyone celebrating was the 50th. How time flies :dread:


I remember attending a celebration for that with my sister. I was only in Primary School at the time. They had a bunch of sports events and the army were there.


Aren’t you from Northern Ireland? ;)

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by Squinty » Sun May 10, 2020 2:27 pm

Moggy wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Preezy wrote:There's only been a fuss about VE Day because it's a big milestone one - the last one I remember anyone celebrating was the 50th. How time flies :dread:


I remember attending a celebration for that with my sister. I was only in Primary School at the time. They had a bunch of sports events and the army were there.


Aren’t you from Northern Ireland? ;)


Not that side of the tracks :lol:

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by Chocolate-Milk » Mon May 11, 2020 12:09 am

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Cheers, I was having a right 'mare spotting which one in that shot was the old man in strawberry floating hospice care

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by Jezo » Mon May 11, 2020 12:36 am

Yeah, it's pretty obvious that's an dying man

But then again mayb is best not 2 be so judgemental and assume. Maks u fink

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Heskimo » Mon May 11, 2020 12:43 am

mAybe she identifies aS a DyING MAN LOL

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by Victor Mildew » Mon May 11, 2020 7:49 am

Jezo wrote:Yeah, it's pretty obvious that's an dying man

But then again mayb is best not 2 be so judgemental and assume. Maks u fink


An dying man, on an skateboard, who accidentally hangs himself, and then catches fire.

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by Godzilla » Mon May 11, 2020 8:00 am

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by Victor Mildew » Mon May 11, 2020 8:03 am

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Should traffic wardens be armed?

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by Moggy » Mon May 11, 2020 8:08 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
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Should traffic wardens be armed?


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by Victor Mildew » Mon May 11, 2020 8:51 am

Oh Margaree!

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon May 11, 2020 8:52 am

One day we will all be an dying man. Maeks you fink hun x x

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by Preezy » Mon May 11, 2020 8:55 am

The real friends were the an dying man we made along the way x

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Jenuall » Mon May 11, 2020 9:45 am

Thought it said "un-dying" at first and assumed this was the start of some kind of mutated COVID zombie outbreak situation.

Kind of disappointed really!

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