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    end of year lists

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    Quote Originally Posted by e/y View Post
    UofT?
    Haha, yeah, where else? This is where retired admin clerks come to burn in the flames of bureaucratic hell.

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    heh, I mean, I miss Toronto and even the university, but the admins at Woodsworth did usually come up with something every few months to drive me into uncontrollable rage. that I don't miss. what are you studying, if you don't mind me asking?
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    how many threads have you had shut down?

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    Those people on dubstepforum who say "why are you so negative, if you haven't got anything positive to say, don't say anything at all".

    Surely if they really believed that then they wouldn't say it?

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    I was going to post this in the twee thread, but refrained because it isn't really related:

    People (music people) who make a big deal out of being liberal, environmentally friendly, vegan, etc etc, but then ALSO choose to make a big deal out of 'physical media', especially vinyl, despite it being a fucking hideously polluting medium. That whole "this is a slab of rainforest and petrochemicals - but we've wrapped in recycled cardboard, so it's OK!" shit really fucking annoys me.

    Worst kind of hypocrites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtrain View Post
    I was going to post this in the twee thread, but refrained because it isn't really related:

    People (music people) who make a big deal out of being liberal, environmentally friendly, vegan, etc etc, but then ALSO choose to make a big deal out of 'physical media', especially vinyl, despite it being a fucking hideously polluting medium. That whole "this is a slab of rainforest and petrochemicals - but we've wrapped in recycled cardboard, so it's OK!" shit really fucking annoys me.

    Worst kind of hypocrites.
    Thing is, a lot of those people will also support hideously fascist political policies, or at least not object to them.

    Also, anyone who goes on about the environment, looks at you as if you've killed their first born if you dont' recycle a bottle, and then takes 10 flights a year, annoys me beyond measure. Worse even than hypocrisy, it's unimaginable stupidity to think no-one else will notice. Plus it shows a total disregard for basic maths. Anyone who goes on about the environment whilst still taking flights, basically. I take flights, therefore I don't care that much.

    anyone who uses 'the deficit' as an explanation for justifying the Tories withdrawing money from yet another vulnerable group, and then can't really explain what it is/why it's a particular problem now.
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    We're past peak vinyl though tbf

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Also, anyone who goes on about the environment, looks at you as if you've killed their first born if you dont' recycle a bottle, and then takes 10 flights a year, annoys me beyond measure. Worse even than hypocrisy, it's unimaginable stupidity to think no-one else will notice. Plus it shows a total disregard for basic maths. Anyone who goes on about the environment whilst still taking flights, basically. I take flights, therefore I don't care that much.
    I used to have a housemate like this. She was some sort of sustainability officer or whatever for Camden council, and was really into being 'green'. This meant buying an organic veg box each week (personally delivered to the door by van), most of which then rotted in the fridge as she spent most of her time at her boyfriend's flat and ate whatever he was cooking. She was all sustainable this and carbon-footprint that, then went on holiday with her BF to Thailand. Pretty sure she was actually the most wasteful, profligate and messy person I've ever met, let alone lived with. And whatever dubious good she managed to do for 'the' environment, her impact on our immediate domestic environment was pretty dire...
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    Most people I've ever known who ahve gone on and on about the environment have been hopelessly apolitical cunts. Some of them have liked plastic bottles more than human beings. The people who owned the last shared house I lived in (will ever live in) were priceless examples. Everything had to go to compost, everything to recycling, and yet they flew a ridiculous number of times a year. I could have been burning plastic in the back garden for days and I'd still be 'winning', environmentally speaking.

    One of the only people I know who bucks this trend has foregone flying completely, and for that I respect her.

    Edit: I like the Green Party, from what I've read about them (not enough), as they seem to like human beings as well as the environment. Holistic thinking, I believe it is.

    Edit 2: Liking your use of " 'the' environment ", Tea.
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    quite coincidentally, what i came here to post is also evironment related (but i guess i fall squarely into the complainer category)

    as a graphic designer, the proliferation of so many thousands of indulgent, wasteful, nonsense rubbish design books such as this do my fucking head in.
    people who are seduced by it for 2 minutes and make an impulse buy will undoubtedly flip through it once, MAYBE twice, before shelving it to collect dust.

    you walk into a design book shop and it seems at least 1/3 of all books on display are like this or partially like this.

    minimalism and conceptual art is all fine, but don't do it in a way which involves wasting space, time, and resources.

    don't these so called "designers" have any fucking sense of responsibility or conscience??
    edit: flip through this book in the link by clicking NEXT above the second image.... shit is ridiculous. you cut down a hundred trees for THAT???
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
    the proliferation of so many thousands of indulgent, wasteful, nonsense rubbish design books
    i wonder if publishers are catering in some ways to the books-as-interior-decorating-accessory market in addition to the traditional book reading market? similar to the industry of oversized coffee table books, where i'm sure a certain percentage of sales go to people who are more interested in having something pretty and impressive on display in their apartment/house/office as opposed to actually wanting to read them.

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    Yeah, I often see those and go "wow, thats kinda cool. but i doubt i would ever look at it again"

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    Travel strikes. Ooh yay, let me just spend another 200 quid on booking last-minute alternative flights. Merry cunting Christmas.
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    Sounds like I'll be able to get a refund on the train tickets, at least.

    PBIDMHI: Online address forms with really inflexible formats that demand 'state/county' in addition to 'city', so that you redundantly have to give an address in 'London, Greater London'.

    Also, forms where you have to pick 'country' from an alphabetical list of all the countries in the world. As the guy who writes The Oatmeal says, "Do I really have to scroll past North Korea and Shitfuckistan to find my country? Work out where most of your customers live and PUT THESE COUNTRIES AT THE TOP OF THE LIST."
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    I should start a dedicated "Why Michael O'Leary deserves to die with a cactus up his rectum" thread...

    Two years ago the hand baggage allowance on Ryanair was 20kg. A year ago it was 15kg, and now it's 10kg. The allowed volume of a bag has shrunk, too. Pretty soon they're going to start charging you if you're wearing anything a bit bulky and weighing you on the way out and the way back to see if you've put on any weight. Fucking bloodsucking cunts.
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