RANT A Rant - Things that REALLY annoy me

Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by mjo, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    I seem to recall reading somewhere that, as Greenland is a territory that is Governed by Denmark, that makes the Danes the current owners of the worlds largest empire by land area. Don't know if it's true but it's funny.
     
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  3. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Happy to be me again Contributor

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    Ok I feel the need for this rant but have to be delicate to not come across wrong.

    As always I will be attending the remembered services and honouring those who died in a conflicts on all sides. However..........it really annoys me when there is constant talk (sometimes by those organising such events) of the soldiers of WWI 'fighting for our freedom's - I feel they have missed the point somewhat.

    A generation of brave and patriotic individuals were wiped out in a tragic loss of life in WWI but by the end of it even they would have had a hard time arguing they were fighting for freedom. The First World War was basically an squabble between the ruling classes in Europe over who had the biggest 'gun'. It resulted in a tragic loss of life on a scale never seen before. It showed the world that the lifes of so many should not be dictated over again by so few and just how out of touch the top 1% were. Hell they didn't even get the peace bit right as the 'winners' were so determined to embarrass the 'losers' they set in motion a tragedy for the next generation.

    The whole idea of rememberence is that we do not forget this and we do not let this happen again. Giving the war some justfication cheapens the loss suffered in my view.
     
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  4. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    I couldn’t agree with you more RasputinLives
     
  5. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    One of the major contributions to WWWI was that the descendants of Queen Victoria treated Wilhelm badly when they were young. Yes, I know which paper this is but there is a lot of truth in this particular story.

    The King versus the Kaiser: Royal rift that meant George V and Tsar Nicholas lined up against their German cousin in World War I | Daily Mail Online
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Big companies who use childrens films and characters to flog their tat hoping that "pester power" will force the grown ups to bow to their childrens will. I give you the current ads by DFS using Lego and those horrible Halifax ones using Ghostbusters.
     
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  7. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Talking of adverts:

    Backlash over Gillette's '#MeToo advert'

    I'm very sorry world. Clearly I'm an absolute bastard' of a man and at least in part responsible for everything bad that's ever happened to anyone ever.

    By way of apology I will buy some products from this shaving brand and everything will be well in the world.

    On behalf of this tiny corner of mandom I once again apologise.

    :bawl:
     
  8. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    It's a company that sells shaving products; it would like men to behave better to women. Sure way to anger men???
     
  9. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Yes, it's a company selling shaving products.

    Who doesn't want to behave better to women?

    It's just a rediculous advert.
     
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