Howlong, New South Wales Superthread - Page 42 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2008, 02:56 AM   #616
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,041
Local Time: 02:07 PM
Life is mediocre.

Which feels pretty fuckin' good compared to February.
__________________

__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 02:58 AM   #617
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,041
Local Time: 02:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolian2 View Post
Interesting point. My preference if we even bothered with a change would just be to stick our nice red southern cross on that nice blue background.

Or something similar to the Khanadian, er, Canadian flag.
I tend to consider the silver fern to be our national flag. It symbolises something uniquely Kiwi and means something to me. The Southern Cross, not so much, especially since we share that with Australia.

The one criticism I've seen of the flag I shared is that it's too similar to the Canadian one, heh. I rather like the green sides myself, as it ties into a lot of New Zealand, both in terms of its landscape and its attitudes.
__________________

__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:00 AM   #618
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 07:07 PM
I'm just having a fairly great summer
__________________
bono_212 is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:07 AM   #619
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 04:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Sad Punk View Post
Subconscious racism, yeah. A real identity with where you're from and what you are. But I don't hear so many racist comments from my friends or people I'm usually with - and the people that say them tend to be wankers anyway. It's not on everyone's mind, we're not all like that. I think you'd get the same in other countries like the States too, I'm afraid we all can't be fucking New Zealand!
I suppose for the sake of being totally transparent, i have been known to make jokes based on stereotypes of cultures. 99% of the time in the presence of my friends from said cultures - eg one of my mates from Iraq was the first to crack a joke about him being a terrorist.

The unspoken rule we have is that so long as the person from the culture we're having a laugh at is leading the joking, it's fair game.



Have i just become evil to anyone?
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:08 AM   #620
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 04:07 PM
Anyway, i should be paying attention to dinner cooking. I'll be back shortly.
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:10 AM   #621
Blue Crack Addict
 
The Sad Punk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: VEGA INTL NITE SKOOL
Posts: 28,691
Local Time: 12:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolian2 View Post
I suppose for the sake of being totally transparent, i have been known to make jokes based on stereotypes of cultures. 99% of the time in the presence of my friends from said cultures - eg one of my mates from Iraq was the first to crack a joke about him being a terrorist.

The unspoken rule we have is that so long as the person from the culture we're having a laugh at is leading the joking, it's fair game.



Have i just become evil to anyone?
Someone of that race making a joke about their race is a pretty legit thing in the Western world, I guess. And an affectionate derogatory term from a friend is sometimes okay, sometimes incredibly annoying.
__________________
The Sad Punk is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:16 AM   #622
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,041
Local Time: 02:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolian2 View Post
I suppose for the sake of being totally transparent, i have been known to make jokes based on stereotypes of cultures. 99% of the time in the presence of my friends from said cultures - eg one of my mates from Iraq was the first to crack a joke about him being a terrorist.

The unspoken rule we have is that so long as the person from the culture we're having a laugh at is leading the joking, it's fair game.



Have i just become evil to anyone?
No, this tends to be my attitude as well. There's a huge difference between friendly jokes made in good humour, and insults. Plus, I think it's the nature of Kiwi humour to be depreciating, especially self-depreciating. I'll make jokes about myself being Kiwi, I've ragged on U-Wen in these threads for being Asian (and he's not been shy to rag on Asians himself!), my flatmate in Brisbane and I joked about how he was a "wog" since his family's from Malta, etc. But I think there's a world of difference between Luke going through a whole bottle of olive oil in the time it takes me to open one and me saying "you're such a fucking wog!" with a laugh, and some random person yelling "you're such a fucking wog!" at him if he were cheering on the Maltese soccer team at the pub.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:31 AM   #623
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,041
Local Time: 02:07 PM
OK, while this place has gone quiet, I'll seize the chance to attack some of the mountain of dishes I have. See you folks soon.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:33 AM   #624
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 04:07 PM
Back. Chops and chips.
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:34 AM   #625
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,959
Local Time: 07:07 PM
One of my girlfriend's good friends that she went to university with was murdered the other night. Mugged and stabbed to death. Fucking criminals who don't give a shit.
__________________
the tourist is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:37 AM   #626
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 04:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by the tourist View Post
One of my girlfriend's good friends that she went to university with was murdered the other night. Mugged and stabbed to death. Fucking criminals who don't give a shit.
Shit, that's terrible.
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:39 AM   #627
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,959
Local Time: 07:07 PM
Yeah. He was a good guy--and was really funny, and a great artist.
__________________
the tourist is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:39 AM   #628
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,959
Local Time: 07:07 PM
And he was only 20.
__________________
the tourist is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:42 AM   #629
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 04:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by the tourist View Post
Yeah. He was a good guy--and was really funny, and a great artist.
Not remotely fair.
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 06-21-2008, 03:44 AM   #630
Blue Crack Addict
 
mysterious_jen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: U2 360 2010 DOWNUNDER
Posts: 15,556
Local Time: 12:37 PM
fuck . andrew



deep thread .
__________________

__________________
mysterious_jen is offline  
 

Tags
superthread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com