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    Quote Originally Posted by slim jenkins View Post
    I've noticed that my life is slipping into a state of ennui which involves slumping on the sofa watching programmes about houses and illnesses, but I don't know if this is a conscious desire to slowly destroy myself, an unavoidable condition dictated by parental example, or increasing laziness through lack off enthusiasm...for anything...
    This is the main state of my life... I love it! Hahahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim jenkins View Post
    I've noticed that my life is slipping into a state of ennui which involves slumping on the sofa watching programmes about houses and illnesses, but I don't know if this is a conscious desire to slowly destroy myself, an unavoidable condition dictated by parental example, or increasing laziness through lack off enthusiasm...for anything...
    That sounds like clinical depression

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    Thankfully not...I don't do that every night...but once or twice is worrying enough...

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    I've noticed over the last year that my urge to kill myself is strongest whenever I see adverts on TV. It can be any type of advert - a sepia tinged advert for mobile phones where everybody holds hands around a candle on a beach, a WKD advert that finds the lighter side of date-rape etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I've noticed over the last year that my urge to kill myself is strongest whenever I see adverts on TV. It can be any type of advert - a sepia tinged advert for mobile phones where everybody holds hands around a candle on a beach, a WKD advert that finds the lighter side of date-rape etc.
    Reminds me of this big study I heard about that found that the more "brand-aware" kids are, the more likely they are to be depressed/anxious/insecure. Makes sense, I suppose, because all advertising works on the basis of convincing you that there's something missing from your life or something you could be doing better.

    The hokey-folky holding-hands-and-laughing-together kinds of advert you allude to are definitely the worst. Your standard retarded buy-our-product-and-hot-chicks-will-want-to-fuck-you schtick is almost refreshingly honest by comparison (even though it's clearly untrue, if you see what I mean).
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    I can't stand adverts...but used to enjoy the Guiness epics (yeah, that Leftfield tune)...hate the ones involving puppet-people...or bankers singing!...and the 'push a little button' thing on the Beeb sets off a Pavlovian response of absolute horror....as does the Go Compare song...AAAAAGH!

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    Haha, I actually quite like the Go Compare ones, they're just *so* stupid - it's like they've tried to out-do the Slavic meerkat for sheer ridiculousness. We Buy Any Car is horrible, though - it's that awful 'song', ugh.
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    Just get rid of your TV. You'll just waste your time in other ways of course (or at least I do), but it'll still be better the watching TV. Especially the ads.

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    Possibly sound advice...but my working class roots won't allow for such drastic action...and...no offence intended but...I don't trust people whose homes have no Idiot Box...

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    I have a TV (or rather, there is one in the house I live in) - hardly watch it, there's a few good things now and then, though I can see why some people don't bother having one at all.

    But people who make a big deal out of not having a TV, like it makes them a better person or something, can piss right off.
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    Still, here's the good news...Mad Men is back soon...which I'll watch on the computer...
    ...hesitate to turn this into a TV thread but must mention that I'm re-watching The Singing Detective...now that was TV drama as it should be...

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    you have to have tv to watch sport on. i havent watched anything but sport for the last 10 years, more really. if you dont watch tv much its good when you do becasue it seems creepy and dystopian and jarring and weird.

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    I quite like the Go Compare and We Buy Any Car adverts cos they're just so daft, unpretentious, don't take themselves seriously etc. The cutesy twee ones make me want to put my boot through the TV and send the makers of Amelie the bill

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    Dunno where exactly to put this but it seems strange to me that a normal little newsagent on Dalston Lane has shut down and re-opened as.... a boutique hotel.

    http://avohotel.com/

    Not something I would have predicted.

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    someone reading this on tube - looks super, but not translated to inglish as far as i can see...?
    Quote Originally Posted by google translate
    In London carousel thousand tongues, a thousand races and English is no more
    Dario Olivero, the Republic, 16/03/2011

    Card of the book: Babylon London, Enrico Franceschini



    ""My newspaper is Pakistani, my dry cleaning is Persian, my family is Italian doctor, the dentist is Brazilian, the veterinarian is in Spanish, is Polish painter, the electrician Serbian, Indian grocery, the mechanism of ' car is Bulgarian, Latvian, the maid, the porter of South Africa, the valet of Lebanon, the guardian of my child's school is Israeli, the clerk of the bank of Bangladesh has always smiles at me, the bartender that makes me a cappuccino is Hungarian, My barber is a French made the hire of DVD is turkish, the computer engineer is Russian and my taxi driver is confident of Sri Lanka. I stop, but I could go on for a while: I live in London for over seven years and sometimes I wonder where are the British. 8 million people, 3 million foreigners, 130 000 Italians, 300 languages, 183 synagogues, 130 mosques, 13,000 restaurants, 6,000 pubs, 600 cinemas, 400 theaters, 300 nightclubs, casinos 150, 18 000 taxis, 275 metro stations, 649 bus lines, 8 stations, five airports, five football teams in the Premier League, all the religions of the earth, the queen, a number of principles, a lot of money ": a brilliant story and fun to learn everything else there is in the British capital, which the tourists never see, and understand how it is possible that a different humanity London living with 10 thousand foxes scattered throughout the city. 'and so on for pages and pages. It is the best introduction to London Babylon, book, travel guide, divertissement and act of love for the British capital by Enrico Franceschini that there is a correspondent of this newspaper.

    The world city, unlike New York, does not ask those who choose to change, but agrees with the same calm people and customs of every race and color. The city where the language is growing every day new words and that is no longer English, but the language of the same jumble of accents, cadences, dialects and proverbs global Inglese not, please, But globish u'know. The city where you always know what to do but did not get enough.

    The metropolis with skyscrapers, but especially with the low roofs. The city of excess, the great carnival and the confidentiality and composure. The city that after centuries of porridge and fish and chips and that it had an expression to say "bon appetit" and has become the world capital of cuisine, every kind of cuisine. London calling to the faraway towns, despite the Clash sang everything.

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