catalog

Well-known member
Definitely sage to get off the internet on things like this, and the mood of people i was chatting to in the park yesterday was very much one of indifference. Thats why the mob vibe is counter productive. Im not gonna watch his press conference, gonna leave it, the whole thing has dragged me back into the news and i think its starting to spoil lockdown for me
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Best thing I saw today is that the British are finally having the terrible experience that many countries have had previously.... finding out what it's like to be ruled by the British.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
A mate in London said he jogged past his house earlier and it was still surrounded by reporters and whatnot. Very surreal.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
All I'm seeing is jokes about this... a van with "DC approved journey, going for an eye-test" written in the dirt, many variations on the Blues Brothers quote along the lines of "We're 250 miles from Durham, we've got an unfeasibly large tank of gas and a c19 infected family - hit it" etc Oh and the Star has a cut out and keep "Do whatever you want mask" with Cummings face on it... it appears that Cumgate is still open.
 

WashYourHands

Active member
His hubris means he probably volunteered to make that statement, take questions & flatten the news cycle curve.

Strange times getting even more strangely strange.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Nah he aint going. Amazing. I don't think he has anything on Johnson or anything like that... or at least that's not the reason, but Johnson is scared or incapable of leading without him.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
It's funny, this huge wave of right-wing populism we've seen in this country and elsewhere is often said to be a reaction against 'technocrats', but isn't Cummings a technocrat of sorts in his own right?

(Or maybe a techoprat, hahaha seewhatIdidthere? )
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Scare quotes around heritability is a bit daft - intelligence is strongly hereditary. But you can acknowledge that fact without supporting eugenics, as (I strongly hope) the vast majority of genetics researchers do.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I heard that there is now a new term used in golf for when you hit a long drive out of bounds and refuse to accept a penalty....
 
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