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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    When the 50s started pretty much all media, TV and social impulse was directed towards adults, or parents. Music on the radio was for your dad.

    By the end of the 60s youth culture dominated everything. Imagining trying to parent all of that. ****ing nightmare! Obviously these days the idea that your kids would listen to different music to you and go out and take drugs and talk about politics seems perfectly natural. It must have been terrifying back then.

    And now you cant even give them a thump when they play up. No wonder they act like a bunch of little ****ers.
    The lack of violence to which most young middle class people are exposed these days is also extremely problematic. How can any young animal possibly expect to understand its place in the hierarchy without the occasional battering? If you ask me, there are few more educational moments in life than being punched in the face.

  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by redgunamo View Post
    Trouble is, those adults had already lost all credibility because of The War. I mean, who is going to listen to, people whose beliefs and teachings and way of life had resulted in so much death and destruction.
    Do you think? We were all in awe of our teachers who'd seen action. Even if the old buggers were useless in every other regard, the suggestion that they'd 'had a good war' meant they were afforded respect.

    Mind you, I was at a proper school.

  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by redgunamo View Post
    Yes. Objections can arise when one attempts to do this for free though, I gather #InternationalWomenDay
    Its our Women's Conference tomorrow. I have the office to myself, no irritating chatter, no queue for a cup of tea while they **** about taking ****ing ages just to make a ****ing cup of coffee.

    Lovely

  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    The lack of violence to which most young middle class people are exposed these days is also extremely problematic. How can any young animal possibly expect to understand its place in the hierarchy without the occasional battering? If you ask me, there are few more educational moments in life than being punched in the face.
    Hmmmmm... violence in the broader sense, yes. I vividly remember the first time a full back told me he was going to break my legs or a bowler told me the next few were all heading for my ears. I am not convinced that mindless violence taught me anything.

  5. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Hmmmmm... violence in the broader sense, yes. I vividly remember the first time a full back told me he was going to break my legs or a bowler told me the next few were all heading for my ears. I am not convinced that mindless violence taught me anything.
    Oh, but mindless violence is very rare. Most violence has a very specific social purpose.

  6. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    Oh, but mindless violence is very rare. Most violence has a very specific social purpose.
    Like when a chap told me he was going to punch me in the face because he believed that my friend has let the kebab shop door close on him?

    He was most confused when I responded by asking him to be moe specific with regard to the closing of the door.

  7. #67
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Like when a chap told me he was going to punch me in the face because he believed that my friend has let the kebab shop door close on him?

    He was most confused when I responded by asking him to be moe specific with regard to the closing of the door.
    Exactly so. He was simply attempting to assert his dominance.

  8. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    Exactly so. He was simply attempting to assert his dominance.
    He told me he didnt like rock music but I think this was merely an excuse. It was Christmas Eve, he was ugly and poor and him an his mates wanted to punch some people they didnt like the look of.

    I would say we fought them to a losing draw

  9. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    Mind you, I was at a proper school.
    Hardly! If it left you with a practically unshakeable belief in the pre-eminence and efficacy of Women's Lib.

    That's the thing, see; life is ultimately a results business.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  10. #70

    looooooooooooooooool. Not so fast, M...

    Corbs has weighed in on the matter: "Early evening socialisation benefits men who donít feel the need to be at home looking after their children, and it discriminates against women who will want to, obviously, look after the children that they have got."




    Quote Originally Posted by Monty92 View Post
    But the left would throw that exact same charge back at us. For example, in relation to gender equality, they'd say that we've grown complacent about the progress that's been made and that slipping back into the bad old days is a persistent threat, even if it doesn't feel like it.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

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