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Seemingly trivial things that you give absolutely no f's about, but others go apeshít over.

For me this would be lunar stuff. Supermoons, blue moons and lunar eclipses. These things often make the news too.

Smart phones

Astronomical transits, for example the ISS crossing the Moon or Mercury crossing the Sun.

Any and everything involving the royal family, not including deaths.

Tyre compounds, torque vectoring, adjustable engine management settings or stuff that is generally available to the public, but only really makes a tangible difference when racing or competing. Cycling world is the worst for this sort of censored . One example; a carbon fibre bottle cage costing £60 when I purchased the one next to it costing about a fiver. Come to think of it, that won't affect an individuals race performance either, not even negligibly.
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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,411
    Led Zepplin.

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    Opera.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,998
    mrfpb said:

    Led Zepplin.

    I owned one of there albums once, got rid of it to a grateful mate. Never again.

    Get. Out.
  • Darius_JedburghDarius_Jedburgh Posts: 674
    Politics and politicians.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,669
    Modern cars. Yes I like to get from A to B in relative comfort but pretty much all do the job.

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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
    I'm putting this here because clearly she gives no f's about making a cup of tea and I am absolutely livid.

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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    Rumours that Dominic Cummings will get a knighthood.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,378 Lives Here
    rjsterry said:

    I'm putting this here because clearly she gives no f's about making a cup of tea and I am absolutely livid.

    What the fuckfuckityfuckfuck was that!?!
  • nickicenickice Posts: 1,287
    Fleabag. The Guardian is obsessed with it.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,185
    nickice said:

    Fleabag. The Guardian is obsessed with it.

    Since you mention that ... Killing Eve. What a load of shizzle!
  • nickicenickice Posts: 1,287
    me-109 said:

    nickice said:

    Fleabag. The Guardian is obsessed with it.

    Since you mention that ... Killing Eve. What a load of shizzle!
    Never seen that fortunatley. In fact, Phoebe Waller-Bridge in general.
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    Clapping for the NHS



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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,504
    Politics, BS, liars and people wanting to rewrite history because they don't agree with it. You can change the future not the past.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,308 Lives Here
    oxoman said:

    Politics, BS, liars and people wanting to rewrite history because they don't agree with it. You can change the future not the past.

    History = study of the past

    Past = the past

    History is in a constant state of rewriting the past. That is the point of history.
  • Darius_JedburghDarius_Jedburgh Posts: 674
    But you can't change the past. Not even the great unwashed in Bristol can do that.
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    Social media.
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    Words. They're just a combination of mind fvcks.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,308 Lives Here
    edited 9 June

    But you can't change the past. Not even the great unwashed in Bristol can do that.

    Can change history, however.

    After all, the past can’t be changed, but our understanding of it is “history” and that is always changing.

    It’s why the whole “it’s revisionist history” bit is odd as history is in constant state of revision.
  • Darius_JedburghDarius_Jedburgh Posts: 674
    You can't change history. You can learn from it.
    History is over and done.
    Only the pinkos and politically correct brigade try to rewrite history to suit their own prejudices.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,179
    Checking out the new thread of the day, only to find it contains exactly the same crap as yesterday's new thread of the day.
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 10,221

    But you can't change the past. Not even the great unwashed in Bristol can do that.

    Can change history, however.

    After all, the past can’t be changed, but our understanding of it is “history” and that is always changing.

    It’s why the whole “it’s revisionist history” bit is odd as history is in constant state of revision.
    At some point in the late 60s and early 70s our opponents in WW2 stopped being Germans and became The Nazis, would you agree that was a conscious decision to revision that period of history.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,308 Lives Here
    Anyway.

    Any superhero film which seems to break box office records every time they’re released
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,179

    But you can't change the past. Not even the great unwashed in Bristol can do that.

    What I think Rick is trying to say is quite simple: You can change how the past is perceived and interpreted.
    In other words historical actions cannot be changed, but evaluations and therefore doctrine can, by future generations of historians.

    However, there will always be dissenters.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,308 Lives Here

    But you can't change the past. Not even the great unwashed in Bristol can do that.

    Can change history, however.

    After all, the past can’t be changed, but our understanding of it is “history” and that is always changing.

    It’s why the whole “it’s revisionist history” bit is odd as history is in constant state of revision.
    At some point in the late 60s and early 70s our opponents in WW2 stopped being Germans and became The Nazis, would you agree that was a conscious decision to revision that period of history.
    Sure history is a living breathing thing but I think a lot of people miss out the fact that history is always contemporary (the subject just happens to be the past) and so gets buffeted by the preoccupations of the now.

    Of course, it’s not as linear as that as the past also impacts the present, but you get the idea.

    Today’s story of the past is different to yesterday’s and so on.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 9,561
    Stevo_666 said:

    Rumours that Dominic Cummings will get a knighthood.

    Knighthoods generally.

    and then the next thing you know
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,323

    Anyway.

    Any superhero film which seems to break box office records every time they’re released

    Was going to be my choice. Alongside science fiction they have no real-life rules they need to follow and yet somehow manage to follow the same, formulaic plot everyone and the fight scenes between two 'indestructible' superheroes are just mind-numbingly boring.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
    Football.
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