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Not another one of these!
« on: October 16, 2020, 02:12:42 AM »


Please, no! Please!

(I'm talking about the Remembrance Sunday Doorstep Silence, not the Victoria Wood Illness Secrecy. Or the Andy Burnham Looking Like Your Dad Lockdown Fury)

Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 07:29:00 AM »
I didn’t know she had kids. Shows how good she was at keeping secrets.

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 07:51:18 AM »
Tom Moore's agent (daughter) is fuming they used some proper war chump instead of the Nation's Gramp in that photo. "After all he's fucking done...cancel The Mirror, socialist rag!!"

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 09:05:13 AM »
How apt that the picture resembles nothing more than a desert fort flooding with lakes of heathen blood

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 09:29:21 AM »
Ve haf vays of making you remember.

Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 10:25:42 AM »
Remember what?

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 11:27:45 AM »
Remember what?

The 5th of November, of course.

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 01:26:12 AM »
I'm surprised it's the Daily Mirror doing this. It feels like more of an Express or Star move. I wonder what kind of traction this will get. Won't it look a bit odd, everyone just standing on their doorsteps like they've forgotten their keys?

Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2020, 09:37:15 PM »
It'll probably be cold, so I won't bother, thanks. Sorry Don, request denied.

And actually, fuck all this. I can remember the fallen just fine from inside my house, why does it need to be a fucking performance?

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2020, 10:34:45 PM »
Honour the fallen by standing on your doorstep silently judging those of your neighbours who aren't standing on theirs. It's the British way.

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2020, 11:42:03 PM »
And actually, fuck all this. I can remember the fallen just fine from inside my house, why does it need to be a fucking performance?

Standing on your doorstep pretending to give a fuck is a lot easier than actually giving a fuck, in much the same way as laying a wreath once a year is a lot easier than working towards a world where young people don't die for the greed of their governments.

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2020, 11:43:29 PM »
Put a sign up, "I WILL REFLECT ON IT AT REGULAR INTERVALS TODAY"

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2020, 05:06:07 AM »
Why does everything have to be so performative these days? Why do people feel they have to display their emotions to strangers in order for their thoughts to have meaning? Clapping on doorsteps, silences on doorsteps, seemingly endless communal kneeling before football games. This country has become a bit weird.

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2020, 07:40:43 AM »
Silent is good. Unless little Jimmy next door attempts the last post on his Cornet.

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Re: Not another one of these!
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2020, 09:46:48 AM »
Mentioned this to my Mum this morning, and she remembers that she and her sister were required to do this as Girl Guides back in the 50s. Her mother, my Nan, hated Remembrance Day (which I never knew until about 30 minutes ago).

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