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Old 30th November 2017, 11:49 AM
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@Strato: In real life they were blokes, with more than a smattering of violent failings. One of them was a drunken problem gambler, and the other a wayward dick with an angry, blame-proof, self-indulgent, always-right (and ready to tear apart the truth, plus any possible opponent, to prove it), man attached.

The lovely stories, though... I really wish I'd lived in one of those, instead.
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And then I thought.... maybe it's not always such a great idea to romanticise those traditional beliefs.
The notion of the noble savage was once pervasive. It still would have currency within the alternative scene.

Implicit in this romantic image is that we have grown corrupted, caught in the Devil's bargain and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Under the dictates of cultural relativism the term 'backward' is invalidated. Maajid Nawaz coined the pejorative label 'regressive left.'

These sentiments arise from the same belief.
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@DBD: I used to do a theological party trick, in which I proved that the ol' dick-obsessed sky-fairy:
* Loved BBQs,
* Didn't like veges,
* Preferred his steak fatty, salted, and well-done*,
* Was into KFC,
* Didn't need Tom Cruise or Sam Kekovich to be up for a lamb roast,
* Had a kink for burnt poo,
* Didn't mind a lamb parmigiana,
* Used buns for his barby stuff,
* Was into popcorn.....

And a whole lot more.

*Also, the Aw-matey Gawd is a prime risk for heart disease.
That's assuming he had a heart! Why does he have a thing about popcorn?
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American Samoans bury their parents in elevated graves in front of their homes. This guarantees that you will never get away from your in-laws.

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American Samoans bury their parents in elevated graves in front of their homes. This guarantees that you will never get away from your in-laws.
It might just be a relief to be able to see they finally stopped nagging about stuff.
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