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Re: Funny stuff found on the intrawebs ver. 2.0

Postby black bart » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:46 pm

daftbeaker wrote:New NHS targets.


:lol:

It would be even funnier if it wasn't directly affecting us ie my wife works for the NHS!
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Postby DavidH » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:32 am

Ar, they're slower than that round these parts. Hereford had 3 hospitals up to about 1999, but it took several years to close 2 of them.

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Postby black bart » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:28 am

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It reminds of the time my colleague printed out his mobile phone manual back in the 1990s...there were reams and reams of paper and the boss spotted it all coming out and wanted to know who it belonged to!
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Postby PantyGnawer » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:54 am

Roland Deschain wrote:Firstly, I found a website showing Facebook users' reactions to The Onion's fairy stories. You will never look at Justin Bieber the same - Epic Fail 1


A few people at my old job were real nutjob conspiracy theorists; David Icken, Carlos Castenada, Lizard people, the aliens built the pyramids, all that good stuff. And as a vocal rationalist I was always peeing in their cornflakes. Of course they just thought I was brainwashed by the corporate media and the fluoride in the water or what have you. One day, one of them comes in raving about this youtube video he found. I mean, he told everyone at work about it all day long. After much pestering I decided to look it up.
Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGi5B1pFpx0

I saw why this stroked his interest but it totally seemed fake to me, so I looked further. Turns out that it was an Onion video that someone had reposted to youtube with a fake headline designed to get the conspiracy theorists abuzz. It worked. I love throwing reality, facts, and logic in the faces of the peddlers of woo, but I honestly didn't enjoy explaining to a grown man that he had just bought hook line and sinker into an Onion video. It was sad, but funny!

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Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:42 am

Roland Deschain wrote:Firstly, I found a website showing Facebook users' reactions to The Onion's fairy stories. You will never look at Justin Bieber the same - Epic Fail 1

My favorite comment: "OBOUSLY HE WAS LIP SINGING!!"
You know, I really don't think there is *any* excuse for lip singing... :facepalm:
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Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:53 pm

PantyGnawer wrote:A few people at my old job were real nutjob conspiracy theorists; David Icke, Carlos Castenada, Lizard people, the aliens built the pyramids, all that good stuff. And as a vocal rationalist I was always peeing in their cornflakes. Of course they just thought I was brainwashed by the corporate media and the fluoride in the water or what have you. One day, one of them comes in raving about this youtube video he found. I mean, he told everyone at work about it all day long. After much pestering I decided to look it up...I love throwing reality, facts, and logic in the faces of the peddlers of woo, but I honestly didn't enjoy explaining to a grown man that he had just bought hook line and sinker into an Onion video. It was sad, but funny!

pieces o'nine wrote:My favourite comment: "OBOUSLY HE WAS LIP SINGING!!"
You know, I really don't think there is *any* excuse for lip singing... :facepalm:

It can be easy to be taken in when you don't realise, but there are some things that appear to be so obviously fake, such as the above, that they cannot be anything but false. I'd forgotten I had that site bookmarked. I've now spent the past hour laughing once again over other peoples' confusion and idiocy. :haha:

EDIT: This one just takes the biscuit. If the title of the game didn't give it away, the source sure did. I'd have loved to see his face at the moment of revelation. Original video HERE.

EDIT 2: Richard Dawkins Reads His Hatemail Again - :lol:
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Postby pieces o'nine » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:23 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:My favourite comment: "OBOUSLY HE WAS LIP SINGING!!"
You know, I really don't think there is *any* excuse for lip singing... :facepalm:

It can be easy to be taken in when you don't realise, but there are some things that appear to be so obviously fake, such as the above, that they cannot be anything but false. I'd forgotten I had that site bookmarked. I've now spent the past hour laughing once again over other peoples' confusion and idiocy. :haha:

I was mocking a spelling error (OBOUSLY not just a typo -- this person clearly doesn't understand the term s/he is trying to use) which changed the context of the rant to comedy. Rereading it a day later, I see even *less* excuse for LIP SINGING. :haha:

Good links -- I hadn't seen Dawkins dramatically reading his hate mail before; will have to watch more of those.

[edit] OMG! What if Dawkins is LIP SINGING his hatemail! [/edit]
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Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:14 am

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Postby black bart » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:00 am

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Good links -- I hadn't seen Dawkins dramatically reading his hate mail before; will have to watch more of those.


Yes I enjoyed it but it was spoiled by the chap in the room with him who at one point exclaimed: "Oh Jesus!" making me think some of the hate mail could be an inside job!
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Postby daftbeaker » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:14 pm

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I was listening to an interview on radio 4 and that is almost exactly what the journalist from a tabloid newspaper was saying. He reckoned Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan (who he described as a coke addict) are on a crusade to get The Mail on Sunday shut down. If they some how manage it they should both get Knighthoods.
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Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:18 pm

black bart wrote:


I was listening to an interview on radio 4 and that is almost exactly what the journalist from a tabloid newspaper was saying. He reckoned Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan (who he described as a coke addict) are on a crusade to get The Mail on Sunday shut down. If they some how manage it they should both get Knighthoods.
There is a spectacular level of self-unawareness (if that is a real thing) on the part of the newspapers here. The Daily Mail was editorialising on the first day's proceedings, was pulled up by the enquiry for it, but did it again on the second day? At some point they are going to have to realise that it is going to be a 'humbling experience' for all of them, and that they need to change their ways. If they had kept their damn traps shut during the course of the inquiry, they might have ended up with a PCC with fewer media barons on its board and more teeth, but still non-statutory regulation. After all, Call Me Dave doesn't want to upset the apple cart, does he? But at this rate, if the papers don't leave people like Cheryl Gascoigne and Steve Coogan alone, they are going to end up with a statutory right to reply enforced by the courts, like they have in France.
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Postby Rainswept » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:22 am

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Postby Roland Deschain » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:31 pm

^ Aaaahhh, so very true. :haha:

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