The Brexit Boondoggle

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Caithness » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:48 pm

I also used to think of liberal as being synonymous with leftist or progressive, but the places I hang out online now use it as a pejorative to refer to centrists.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Thad » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:04 pm

Yeah, I see the shift happening too, but I don't think that usage is mainstream yet.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:40 pm

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:53 pm

Per Starr: "The Tim Tam Flim Flam Man"
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby mharr » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:37 pm

I'm ambivalent on this one because we have family in Oz and Tim Tams are really fucking good y'all.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:44 pm

Tim Tams ARE good.

Barney Rubble is bad.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Friday » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:18 pm

I feel like I'm missing out. Do we even have them in America? Are they like M&M's?

EDIT: Ah, Wiki says they're a chocolate biscuit. And you can... use them like a straw?
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Caithness » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:22 pm

I've only had them with Australian friends when I was in Japan. We bit both ends off and then used them as straws to suck up hot chocolate. They called it a Tim Tam Slam.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby nosimpleway » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:57 pm

They're kind of like slightly wider Kit Kat, with caramel or some other flavor. I've seen them at Target.

Yeah, you nibble off both ends, slurp up a bit of drink like hot cocoa or coffee, then chormp the whole thing in a bite before the chocolate coating melts and the wafers completely disintegrate.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:15 pm

I... never knew about the straw thing!
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Niku » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:40 pm

also american ones are fucking trash, make sure to get the real deal. we sold the imports at the arthouse theater i worked at for the first year or two that i was there, and we would literally have expats showing up on our concession delivery days to buy the entire cases.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby mharr » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:52 pm

The daftest thing is that England seceding from the union would have been the quickest, simplest solution to the whole general mess. No other member states would have been dragged unwillingly from Europe with them and they might even have avoided their current government and its absurdist death toll.

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Brentai » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:26 pm

I think "everybody else tried unsuccessfully to stop the English from dragging them through the mud" pretty much sums up the entire history of the Kingdom of England, United Kingdom, British Empire, Commonwealth of Nations, whatever the fuck we're calling it now.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby zaratustra » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:23 pm

mharr wrote:The daftest thing is that England seceding from the union would have been the quickest, simplest solution to the whole general mess.


Has any sovereign state ever voluntarily relinquished control of land?

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Friday » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:46 pm

The United States.
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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Caithness » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:18 pm

Referring to the Philippines?

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Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:39 am

zaratustra wrote:
mharr wrote:The daftest thing is that England seceding from the union would have been the quickest, simplest solution to the whole general mess.


Has any sovereign state ever voluntarily relinquished control of land?

Pretty sure there's a bunch of instances, but if you want a famous one, Rome did it for hundreds of years.

Of course that depends on if you think that "This craphole's not worth the effort keeping it" counts as voluntary.
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