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Messages - The Legendary Shark

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 October, 2020, 04:46:35 PM »

Weird how MPs are trusted to rule the country and yet simultaneously not worth feeding out of the public purse.

TBH Sharky, like you I wouldn't trust them to run a tin bath.  Too many of them are a walking advertisement for your political views.

For me, it's not the people - they're just flawed humans like the rest of us - it's the powers we allow them to have over us. I don't think there will ever be, indeed, I don't think there can be, a truly "good" MP or PM. That's why all I want is to have my right to say "no" to them respected. That way, it doesn't matter how flawed our "representatives" are.


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 October, 2020, 12:11:07 PM »

Weird how MPs are trusted to rule the country and yet simultaneously not worth feeding out of the public purse.


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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 23 October, 2020, 07:44:39 PM »


There was a young lady named Nelly,
Who gardened with a babe in her belly,
Her hubby, a poet,
Advised her to hoe it,
And to not mistake Life for the telly.


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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 23 October, 2020, 06:59:30 PM »

I also know a limerick about a well endowed young Bengali gentleman but it's not quite as refined.


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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 23 October, 2020, 04:23:45 PM »

Worse, his pregnant wife is toiling in the field doing back-breaking work while he's gazing out the window getting inspiration for his next piece.

Now, that's a proper poet...


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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 23 October, 2020, 02:15:56 PM »

Also:

"Two Windows" - a poem

Two windows made of glass
One is black
One is clear
One window shows me elsewhere
The other shows me here
One window illuminates a world seemingly
gone mad
Spectacles of hatred and everything that’s bad
The other instills calmness with clouds up in
the sky
Green grass with dandelions and songbirds
flying by
The first window is bright but the light is
artificial
The second one is lit by none other than the
sun
The first window is selling things and telling me
they’re beneficial
Window two has far less for sale than does
window one
The first window shows me people who lie and
steal and cheat
The second one has children riding bicycles
down the street
From the first I get the notion that sex is no
big deal
My wife is pregnant in the other one proving
miracles are real
I see her stewarding our garden with her hands
tending to the dirt
Meanwhile on the first one I see people
getting hurt
The first window has programs and channels to
peruse
And lots of lots of opinions masquerading as
the news
Information from the second indicates that
there’s a breeze
By the leaves there gently swaying on the
branches of my trees
Window one I gaze straight into
Window two I look right through
Window one is done with a button
Two turns on with each new dawn to start the
day anew
Oh what would be if window one were here no
more
Would stories revert to verbal like they were
in days of yore?
Would the pace of life slow down, would
attention spans increase?
And what about the rate of crimes, would their
quantity decrease?
Perhaps that day will never come, so all I can
do is ponder
While I glance outside the second one which
inspires me to wander
And get to know the world I’m in, the domain
in which I dwell
The one that I feel warmth in, the one that I
can smell
Window one can be fun but it also likes to steal
My time and my emotions and my sense of
what is real
Window two is just a window and it’s clearer
when it’s clean
Better to fix one’s eyes on nature than to fixate
on the screen

~ Benny Wills, Stand-Up Poet

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 23 October, 2020, 01:36:25 PM »

It's not the way the wind blows, it's how the sails are set.


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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 22 October, 2020, 11:36:24 AM »

Take care, Apestrife.

Splundigs

xx


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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 October, 2020, 11:11:31 PM »

No, Star Wars is Sithphilis.


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Enterprise is still my favourite.


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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 October, 2020, 04:32:31 PM »

Sorry.

It was either that or "k'lap!"


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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 October, 2020, 02:38:17 PM »

The only thing missing is a genital Worf.


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Thank Grud for Picard. And The Orville. Even Lower Decks.


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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: 21 October, 2020, 07:23:52 AM »

Philip Bond and Jock.


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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CURRENT - POOL 2 Qualifying
« on: 20 October, 2020, 07:28:31 AM »

Chris Weston and Michael Dowling.


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