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    Guy right next to me seems to be very keen on a site called Foot Worship. Well, he's gone now, I didn't want to write that while he was here because he could easily see my screen. Obviously the fact that I could see his screen didn't bother him one bit.

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    What kind of places do you go to? It sounds like some kind of bizarre netherworld.

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    No reason why a man can't worship a foot. Come on, what happened to religious tolerance?
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    i read this article about japanese internet cafes being hotels for the homeless... i think it was in vice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    No reason why a man can't worship a foot. Come on, what happened to religious tolerance?
    That's true - I was being unnecessarily reactionary. As we speak I am worshipping a small pot of coffee.

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    Excellent, Brother Baboon. In the First United Church of Dissensus, intolerance will not be tolerated!
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    "What kind of places do you go to? It sounds like some kind of bizarre netherworld."
    Well, Dalston mainly.
    Having said that they are weird though it seems that there is a depressing normality to the weirdness ie it's just lots of people looking at porn in public. Who was it that said how boring mad people are?

    "i read this article about japanese internet cafes being hotels for the homeless... i think it was in vice"
    Well, I get the feeling that some of these places are effectively taking that role here although they shut at night. More like care in the community I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    Who was it that said how boring mad people are?

    In the harsh words of Bill Burroughs, "Do not proffer sympathy to the mentally ill; it is a bottomless pit."
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    The guy next to me is looking at a site called Men In Pain - his leg is practically touching mine and he's almost certainly got an erection right now.

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    Can he see that you're typing about him?

    Kind of weird to look at a site like that in public ain't it?

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    "Kind of weird to look at a site like that in public ain't it?"
    Hence the thread.

    "Can he see that you're typing about him?"
    I hope not. He must have known I could see though, he changed to reading news although the news he seemed most interested in was about a new tax on erotic films.

    The guy next to me now is looking at semi-clad girls on some dating site and trying to chat them up. One stage less sad perhaps?

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    I've really liked your posts from the cafe, there's something incongruous about writing about an internet cafe on the net while you're in the cafe that tickles me, you should do a blog or a book or script or something about it.

    My best moment in our local one was having this big guy - kinda type who looks like he's on beta-blockers or anti-psychotics, overly large bloke, big pickie afro - just sitting there with headphones on singing 'Happy Birthday To Me' over and over again. It was disturbing for a while until I realised it probably was his birthday, and now it makes me feel all warm about humanity every time I think about it.

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    I looked at that Men in Pain site after you mentioned it.

    Interesting.

    Very interesting.

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    Dan flogging himself raw as we speak...
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    Jap ones are cool if you are clubbing or something and need to kill a few hrs until the train starts. Often you need to reserve in advance. They have private cubicles, you can get a cubicle with a reclining comfy seat if you want. You can take a shower and get food from vending machines and borrow comics for free. Often drinks are free too.

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