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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:57 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-24826739

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:52 pm 
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http://www.upworthy.com/one-look-at-the-united-states-canada-border-reveals-some-ridiculous-things?g=2&c=ufb2

Another interesting 5 minute diversion; this time about the oddest details in the Canada/US borders.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:49 pm 
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http://www.wsc.co.uk/forum-index/27-football/852607-mascots-observing-minutes-silences

A brilliant and funny thread about pictures of football club mascots paying their respects before matches.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:56 am 
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Interpretation of Lily Allen's new video

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/nov/13/manchester-united-hated-success?commentpage=1

Racist?

Not for me. I think she's basically replicating the videos but changing the words to her agenda. Her agenda is the sexism of them not racism. She chose the agenda and it's still valid.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:48 pm 
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I read the Suzanne Moore article. I don't know why. I hate the Guardian. It's just as bad as right wing newspapers. There's nothing more :oops: than a white woman in her position talking about racism for black women. My god. I cringed as I read it. It's not a racist video. You can't win. Had Lily chosen only white dancers that would've caused another row. She chose the best dancers for f**k's sake. If they happen to all be not white who gives a shit? Anyway Lily has gained publicity for the new song. People like Moore make me barf into my cereal. If I saw her I'd slap her silly.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:08 pm 
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There seems to be a kind of shift in what the term 'feminism' means at the moment in the Pop arena and I find it difficult to understand - and I want to understand it fully.

I'm someone who truly believes in equality. That's pretty much all I believe in, in fact.

It kind of seems like my view of feminism within mainstream Pop is in line with Sinead O'Connor (reading her open letter to Miley Cyrus I agreed with every point), or on the flip side, 90's Madonna (sexploitation on her own terms, for her own ends/with her own philosophy, coupled with music aimed at adults).

Right now it seems that reacting to someone being pimped out by their record company can have you labelled a misogynist, or, if you're a woman reacting to it (e.g Sinead O'connor or Lily Allen) you'll be branded a 'slut-shamer'. I don't really understand this and I think it's reaching a point where the reaction is ridiculous.

A good example would be this - if two friends were watching a video with a male popstar in it, let's say Peter Andre, and he had no top on, a gym created six pack and was gyrating around to a tame, predictable, industry pop song that was being targeted at children and one friend commented 'bimbo', or 'airhead' or lets say one commented in an aggressive tone 'I can't stand this fucking vacuous moron', the person sat next to them would probably chuckle in agreement, they certainly wouldn't be shocked. The comment would simply be taken as their displeasure of the style of culture that was on show.

If however you replace the male popstar with a present day female one, lets say Miley Cyrus, doing the same thing, singing the same song and one made the same comment/s, for the same reason, it would be a very different reaction.

I guess for me, personally, it comes down to this - If someone's using their body to flog a crappy product, I think it's lame, especially when that 'product' is art. Whether they're male or female I think the person is an airhead and that they're lowering the cultural barometer by doing so.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:29 pm 
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It's complicated hey? I'm actually anti-feminism because I class myself as an individual and not a gender. I don't want to be grouped by a belief system.

It boils down to integrity really. I agree with you Horses. For instance if P J Harvey exposes herself, it's all cool because her music does not need her to show some skin. She chooses to show it. Sometimes she covers up. Ultimately it's about the music. If the music is mediocre and flesh is being used to prop it up, that's when it grates on me slightly. Mainly because I think the music should be up to scratch and not because somebody is flashing a thigh or breast.

Songs like christina aguilera's 'Can't hold us down' is amazing with regards to equality - she's wearing shorts and a tube top, showing off a fab figure - do feminists embrace the song or attack it for a pretty girl showing off her body? Probably the latter.

I think some feminists don't give a shit what comes out of a woman's mouth as long as she's wearing a collar right up to her neck and a skirt to her ankles.

I'm going to get a bollocking for saying this but I don't care - in most of my experiences feminists tend to be absolute bitches to beautiful women - even if those women are incredibly intelligent. Some women cannot associate beauty and sexuality with strength. In some ways feminists are worse than the men. I cannot really get my head around the whole feminist agenda and I don't want to.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:40 pm 
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What's this got to Do with Man Utd?

(See Bovey's link)

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milchman wrote:
What's this got to Do with Man Utd?

(See Bovey's link)


Oops! I was going to post that United link, then thought better of it and thought I'd post the Lily one instead. Only I didn't, I somehow reverted to Plan A and would have got away for it but for a meddling milchy...

Anyway, I love Lily, she's a smart cookie with a potty mouth and a good strike rate for lyrics and catchy tunes. (*think I got away with it...*)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:58 pm 
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milchman wrote:
What's this got to Do with Man Utd?

(See Bovey's link)


He's a City fan, it's always about Man Utd.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:42 pm 
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He Who Hears Horses wrote:
milchman wrote:
What's this got to Do with Man Utd?

(See Bovey's link)


He's a City fan, it's always about Man Utd.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Many of these are the usual rubbish footy lookalikes, but the Matt Le Blanc and Val Kilmer ones are amazing.

and for the blues and reds, the Paul Power and Sammy McIlroy ones aren't bad either.

http://www.oldschoolpanini.com/2013/11/top-50-panini-looks-like_18.html

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:53 pm 
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If I was a woman I'd be a feminist.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Bovine Juice wrote:
http://www.wsc.co.uk/forum-index/27-football/852607-mascots-observing-minutes-silences

A brilliant and funny thread about pictures of football club mascots paying their respects before matches.


I think that might be my new favourite thing on the internet.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:27 pm 
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CraigA wrote:
Bovine Juice wrote:
http://www.wsc.co.uk/forum-index/27-football/852607-mascots-observing-minutes-silences

A brilliant and funny thread about pictures of football club mascots paying their respects before matches.


I think that might be my new favourite thing on the internet.


'Scunny Bunny' and 'Captain Cod' on page three have now tipped me over the edge, it's just too funny!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:38 pm 
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The anecdotes about the Hammer's coy look and the Bristol City effort from the Swindon Town fan were my faves.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:31 pm 
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A very fluffy bunny: http://ritemail.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/ ... world.html

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