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Started by Jockice, January 10, 2022, 08:56:24 PM

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gilbertharding

Yeah, I remember reading some chat on the Ouch boards about it.

I'm not defending Hawkus, or PB - but I doubt this place was much better back then.

I've actually just been browsing the few pages of messageboard which survive on the Wayback Machine archives to remind myself of it all... and of course it's hard to read - but most of it's in-jokes you're not supposed to take at face value (the homophobia is definitely ironical, for instance), and I can also see some of the other stuff being called out (as they say these days).

The email/newsletter is still worth the occasional glance. The current one is a 2021 Obit round-up.

Jockice

Yeah, I do read and mostly enjoy Popbitch. It's just that sometimes they went too far. Like the time they posted a link to a picture of a severely disabled young woman with a caption along the lines of her being a 'hot date.' That was a few years ago though and they haven't done anything as tasteless (and frankly unfunny) since then.

Small Man Big Horse

I've spoken about to most of my friends over the years, and they know I go to meet ups and things like that, and I wouldn't be bothered if they looked at my posts nowadays, most of them are either film or comedy related anyhow. But I'd be mortified if some of them were to look at the posts I made from, well, 2006 - 2013 really, especially during the (long) periods where I  was single. Ah well, at least the big board crash in 2004 led to the posts I made with the username that was my actual name have been long lost, which is something.

Jockice

You mean Small Man Big Horse isn't your real name?

Jockice

Quote from: jobotic on January 11, 2022, 09:30:15 AMCall yourself IceJock in real life.

I was thinking more along the lines of The Artist Formerly Known As Jockice. Or Sex Symbol. Because I have a girlfriend.

touchingcloth

Just checking, but is the "jock" in your username because you have a girlfriend?

Kankurette

Quote from: Voltan (Man of Steel) on January 11, 2022, 11:25:11 AMOh I don't know. The fact that you've got a girlfriend (you mentioned it once a while ago) makes you quite the ladies' man around here. Apparently you can make a decent living as a male escort. https://www.gentlemen4hire.com/male-escorts/ My favourites on there are the middle-aged Sun reader lounging by a pool and the bloke posing with a machine gun.
I'm guessing the former doesn't get many offers from Scouse girls.

Quote from: Kankurette on January 11, 2022, 08:54:29 PMI'm guessing the former doesn't get many offers from Scouse girls.


I suspect you're right.

Kankurette

I don't know what's more offensive, that rag or the shite lighting.

Small Man Big Horse

Quote from: Jockice on January 11, 2022, 08:17:10 PMYou mean Small Man Big Horse isn't your real name?

Not yet, but if I am given advance warning of my death I will change it to that by deed poll.

Quote from: Kankurette on January 11, 2022, 09:24:36 PMI don't know what's more offensive, that rag or the shite lighting.

For me those would be, respectively, the second and third most offensive things in that photo.

Kankurette

What's the first, his face?

The man in general. I don't want to malign the bloke (even though he did put that pic of himself on a male escort site) - he might be a great bunch of lads but there is something gammon-esque about him. Still, I've been wrong before. Many times. Every day.