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Truly, there is nothing new.
 
130 years before Cards Against Humanity, there was Peter Coddle's Trip to New York: 
Here’s how to play “Peter Coddle’s Trip to New York”, a simple word game that was wildly popular in 19th century America. In the game box, there’s a story of...
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OK, wow!
The BBC speaks to Teo Veoh Seng, the last artisan maintaining Singapore's strangest theme park, Haw Par Villa.
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Wise.
THE Pope has officially proclaimed that God did not intend anyone to eat savoury pancakes.
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But then, I've always had more respect for the C of E since that time the local vicar chased me round my parents' house with a knife saying I was going to hell for calling him a bastard.
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Gotham is pretty cool, especially the Penguin stuff, but oh my god can we quit with the stories where Barbara is a helpless victim who needs saving?  It's tiresome and it undermines the show in general and Gordon as a character (I can't say it undermines Barbara since she isn't a character, she's just a device for forcing Gordon's hand)
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Maybe you'd prefer her as she becomes in the next season?
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So there are various aspects to this story, but what caught my eye was this line;  "We are taking the whole football culture, which was embedded in the EDL, out of it and we are trying to create a safe environment,"

Now I don't particularly want to harp on yet again about the levels of racism, sexism, 'lad-ism', homophobia, violence, etc that are associated with football in this country.  
BUT.  
When this fascist psycho says he wants to distance himself from what football culture brings to the table, that's pretty fucking damning.
The German anti-Islamist movement Pegida is coming to the UK. EDL founder Tommy Robinson is at the helm.
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Scary in its own small minded way
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What the actual fuck is anyone doing opposing moving into the twentieth-century?  It's already been over for more than a decade: we should be able to get there...
The House of Lords confirmed yesterday that from April all legislation will be printed on simple archive paper instead of the traditional calfskin vellum
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Maybe they should just treat it like a band-aid and rip it off, namely go digital instead of using that outdated paper/ink technology :)
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May be of interest to some of you.  

Apparently it is widely considered that women generally play 'more aggressive' chess than men because of her being their role-model...
In 2002, Judit Polgar became the first woman to beat then world champion Garry Kasparov.
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That reminds me. I heard a podcast that talked a lot about Annie Duke that you might find interesting: http://www.npr.org/2015/09/28/444236895/how-poker-player-annie-duke-used-gender-stereotypes-to-win-matches
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So Stuart Lee is curating a music festival and has booked Diamanda Galas.  You can never accuse him of going for the easy crowd-pleaser...
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"Technically we do have to offer them the opportunity to surrender," he adds, "but this tends to happen after they've been, er, incapacitated."
In Kenya's Borana nature reserve, a team has been trained to shoot rhino poachers on sight.
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My immediate thought to that quote was; blam*blam*blam "Hey, if we didn't kill you, you can surrender now!"
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Radio 4s piece on "people who want to leave the EU" managed to interview the most hilarious selection of humanity, on the back of a pollster's findings that those with less education tend to favour an exit. My favourite was probably:

"My daughter is applying for jobs in a supermarket and she is having to compete with immigrants who speak two languages. Well; who would you employ? It's not fair."

It's the best piece against democracy I've ever heard.

EDIT:  It's written up on the website in full!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35470281 "If they then apply for a job for any supermarket or any position anywhere, who would you employ? Someone who speaks two languages or someone who speaks one language? My daughter has just had it in Northampton, funnily enough. It doesn't feel like a level playing field in my eyes."
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Wow, that is special. When some people have skills that others don't, what we should definitely do is discriminate against the former while rewarding the latter. Genius. 
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Apparently we're having a (quite small) works outing to a Walking Dead convention!  Since none of us have ever actually been to such a thing I have no idea what to expect ... but I guess it'll be an experience.
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Dressing up is always cool, but dressing as specific people (especially to the standard cosplayers do) isn't something I have the inclination for I think.
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