Oh… irony, how sweet you sometimes are. You know how the things we say can come around to haunt us? The test of time is a tough nut to crack, and this time, it’s all about failing.

The Facebook page "Posts that did not age well" is a hell on earth, showing how quotes, comments, posts, and everything you saw online some time ago did not age gracefully. In fact, some of the things look so utterly ridiculous in the current light, it may make you wonder what the heck they were thinkin’. So let’s go down this cringy memory lane, and after you’re done, be sure to check out part 1.

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Xavier Wescott
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3 months ago

are we!?

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Hans
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3 months ago

Ouch

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Goli Soda
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3 months ago

This should be at the top.

Margot Piasecka
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3 months ago

Why? SCIENCE is not about predicting future but learning and analyzing. If you believe that finding truth in science comes like a flash from heaven and that absolute truth really exist - stop dreaming

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K.Kobayashi
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3 months ago (edited)

This is how science works, people. Preliminary findings are overruled when new, better evidence come out. This just shows scientists aren't coerced to toe the official line, as some claim.

Jon S.
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3 months ago

Absolutely right K.Kobayashi

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Venic
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3 months ago

To be fair, science takes time. "Haven't found evidence yet" doesn't mean something doesn't happen. Best to conduct oneself with caution of course, but it doesn't mean jumping to conclusions before the evidence is in.

Lillukka
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3 months ago

But they did have evidence of it spreading since November 2019, so this was an out right lie.

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Jon S.
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3 months ago

They did their job and investigated. The original clutch all came from a small area centred on an animal market and it wasn't until they found cases with no connection to the area that they could be sure it was being transmitted by people rather than animals. This is how science works. It takes time to gather evidence.

panda to nobody
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3 months ago

No, the original "clutch" did not centre on the market. the first cases had never been to the market! They knew that by early january.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

The WHO was stupid and gullible here. The should have gone to Wuhan themselves instead of relying on Chinese information. But the WHO let it happen and thats why the virus has spread every corner of the world.

Raine Soo
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3 months ago

The WHO is useless.

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Stille20
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3 months ago

This doesn't count as "didn't age well". It was preliminary findings

Pamela Scott
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3 months ago

This was misinformation! They already knew by that point but were still buying PPE for themselves.

hobbitly
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3 months ago

"nothing to see here" 3wiuXLm-5e...80b968.jpg 3wiuXLm-5ebc10a80b968.jpg

Nick P
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2 months ago

Who appointed these people at WHO????

Linda Robinett
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2 months ago

Incompetence

Owen Lodge
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2 months ago

This was a LIE

Lemonclouds20
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2 months ago

An inquiry into the corruption at the WHO needs undertaking. ASAP.

Solrac
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3 months ago

At that date they already knew it was a coronavirus, they already knew it came from China like SARS, they already knew there were hundreds of cases in China, they already knew there were cases outside of China...did they expect it to be transmitted by drinking water? The WHO was negligent. Even if there was no peer-reviewed and published paper about the virus they should have acted before under the precautory principle. It seems they haven't learned nothing from past experiences.

Jon S.
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2 months ago

There was 1 case outside of china (in Thailand) when this briefing was given, and it had been identified a matter of hours before. The day of this tweet The WHO gave a press briefing warning that based on preliminary findings transmission was possible and this could become a wider outbreak. I don't know why this particular tweet exists, assuming it is genuine.

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Andrew Yarke
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3 months ago

This did not age well at all.

Cheryl Fontaine
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2 months ago

Oh really, then how are so many people getting it? What else do they need for "clear evidence" besides the fact that when groups get together and mingle w/o protection the cases of Covid-19 go up?

Lyone Fein
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2 months ago

Thank you WHO!

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

I THINK THEY HAVE FOUND SOME NOW1

Curious Cat
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2 months ago

this should be on a coffee mug

Amanda Hartley
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2 months ago

Wow 😧 and the World believed them !?!

KandiePrine
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3 months ago

Typical WHO

Jon S.
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2 months ago

In what respect is this typical?

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Johanne Trudeau
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3 months ago

Yeah, someone was either lying or they were asleep at the switch!!!

Marie Bishop
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3 months ago

But instead of spreading false information or unsubstantiated info, they should've kept their mouths shut until enough testing had been done to have an accurate hypothesis. That's science too!

Miroslava Sotakova
Community Member
3 months ago

WHO has been bought by China. Remember this - https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/world/coronavirus-who-masks-recommendation-trnd/index.html (end of March). Meanwhile, China has been hoarding PPE since January.

CatWoman312
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3 months ago

If China says so you know it’s true.

elia 84631
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3 months ago

WHO is just corrupted organization

Chris DiFonso
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3 months ago

Debatable. If true, not as corrupt as the US administration and its supporters

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Salinger Foyard
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2 months ago

OOF

Falcon
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2 months ago

The WHO should be investigated too, not just China. We should all be following in Trump’s footsteps and defund it.

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

And the president said, ask China !!!

katboxjanitor
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2 months ago

Shortest lived proclamation of safety in modern times. The phrase "At this time..." can save a shitload of credibility!

Cwtch
Community Member
2 months ago

oh dear...

melbfk
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2 months ago

Premature or red herring?

Azziza
Community Member
2 months ago

And by that time they had *already been warned* by Taiwan of human to human transmission, but they ignored it because they are sucking china's dick and china doesn't want them to acknowledge Taiwan. One WHO official actually HUNG UP on a reporter who asked on a video phone call about Taiwan. He *HUNG UP* rather than acknowledge that Taiwan is a country.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 months ago

Ain't Chinese humans?

Sam T Godfrey
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2 months ago

I'm tellin' ya! Ya gotta read the fine print!!

Bob Hunnicutt
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2 months ago

.. desperately trying to spin

Melissa Oreskovic
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2 months ago

Um?

Amy Pontious
Community Member
2 months ago

Well I bet there kickin themselves in the ass right about now!

Max L.
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2 months ago (edited)

Proper timing is the key to success

Debbie Timberlake
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh teally ???!!!!

CincyReds
Community Member
3 months ago

Imagine that

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

But would they only be able to go on the information that China was making available to them? I don't really understand what the process actually consists of when a country informs them that they have a health concern. Does the country in question just pass the information to them or does the WHO actually go into the country to investigate? Obviously if it's the former then the country may not be entirely honest with the information they provide, but then again even if the WHO do go into the country to investigate what's to stop the country being investigated hiding crucial information! It all depends on the country and their government being transparent with the WHO!

Solrac
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3 months ago

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Aunt Zene
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3 months ago

I wish I could say out loud what stays silent on my lips....

TheDivineMs.M
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3 months ago

Whoopsie

mph seti
Community Member
3 months ago

That's how science works, though. Something has to be proven, many times, before it can be accepted. This one is only stupid to people who don't understand how science works or why it works.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
3 months ago

Amazing how fast that changed.

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
2 months ago

Look up the definition of Preliminary and get over it.

Evripidou Maria
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2 months ago

let's not forget that;s a new virus and we learn as we go. At the time I believe the experts when they say they had no evidence

Falcon
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2 months ago

Taiwan had evidence, but they were ignored.

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Pompilius
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2 months ago

Actually, it says "no *CLEAR* evidence" - so there's nothing wrong. Plus, it was "Jan 14, 2020".

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

And then there was evidence. This is just what happens as situations develop. You might as well complain that a foundation of a house doesn’t look like a house before the house is built.

Owen Lodge
Community Member
2 months ago

So sad. The WHO started the whole thing deliberately to create panic and come in with a vaccine. Fuckers.

Jon S.
Community Member
2 months ago

If this were the case, you would have thought they'd have a vaccine first, or chose a virus which is typically treated with a vaccine, unlike a corona virus.

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Keley Babs
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2 months ago

Bored panda should take this one down!!

Vanta Black
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3 months ago

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World Fail Organization.

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If humans could see the future, this post would probably have not existed. Because there’s nothing quite like failing the test of time. All the things you believed and said look more or less absurd in retrospect. Unless your job is predicting the future for a living.

Mysterious as it sounds, seeing what comes next is complex, critical, and quite a different job than the myths suggest. Paul Saffo, a technology forecaster in Silicon Valley, wrote in a piece for Harvard Business Review that “prediction is concerned with future certainty.” And that alone sounds quite paradoxical.

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Jude Bennett
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3 months ago

From the mouths of idiots to idiots

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Hans
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3 months ago

Ouch

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3 months ago

and we surprised because why?????

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Paul explains further: “forecasting looks at how hidden currents in the present signal possible changes in direction for companies, societies, or the world at large.” Thus the goal of forecasting is to “identify the full range of possibilities.”

Plus, “unlike a prediction, a forecast must have a logic to it,” says Paul. That means that the forecaster must always be able to articulate, explain, and defend this logic. “That’s what lifts forecasting out of the dark realm of superstition,” argues Paul. In the end, forecasting is “nothing more (nor less) than the systematic and disciplined application of common sense.” And that common sense is something we all have.

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Alan Green
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3 months ago

. . . he should have 2 wishes left. Wish for it all to go back to normal ASAP then throw the lamp away.

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Trevlig08
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3 months ago

🤔

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Electric Ed
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3 months ago

I just love how the internet never forgets. (so far it hasn't bitten me yet, so I might be biased...)

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Monika Rhodes
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3 months ago

Give that Nobel prize back lol

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R L
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3 months ago (edited)

Trump couldn't bear that Obama was better than him at anything, so rose to the occasion and proved himself wrong.

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kurisutofu
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3 months ago

It's worse than having missed the Bitcoin wave...

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kurisutofu
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3 months ago

Ian Leslie, the worst fortune teller ...

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Jude Bennett
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3 months ago

The Karma Train rolls into the station again

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Peachikeen
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3 months ago

Be careful what you wish for...

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Nea
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3 months ago

Not anymore

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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3 months ago (edited)

basically the more your locked up the more we want out then if its the other way we want in and i want to stay in for now

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Tabitha L
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3 months ago

It has been 19 years, and my heart still aches every time I see the NYC skyline. For me it has been gone longer than it existed (I was born in the 80s), but the Twin Towers will always be iconic, quintessentially New York.

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Monika Rhodes
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3 months ago

Well- theoretically yes but what can you expect when you have buffoons in charge...

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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3 months ago

Still get the junk mail...

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bored autumn
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3 months ago

"Missle"

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Ben Smith
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3 months ago

Swing and a miss

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Brittany
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3 months ago

Why? Shouldn't you be living your life? Fuck the click bate don't worry about a test.

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Roadkill The Brave
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3 months ago

Oh man, they would hate to go through my cards, I have first edition cards from the original release of the game in '79....dude you have no idea how many of those make me laugh today.

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Monika Rhodes
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3 months ago

Idiot.

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Francis
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3 months ago

i watched this episode a month ago and said the same to my best friend :D it was quite cringy :D

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Irina Ionascu
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3 months ago

I read an interview sometime in the recent years with the son of the man who invented plastic bags. He said that, if his father knew that people use a plastic bag once and then immediately throw it away, he would have been horrified and saddened. The reason the man invented plastic bags was specifically so they could be reused over and over again

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Binxyminxem
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3 months ago

The reply is so creepy... 😬

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

NO, Josh did.

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Jane S.
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3 months ago

This is really sad.

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Tovah Roche
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3 months ago

The Joke's on you.

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Animal lover❤
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3 months ago

Yes, please do that. And stop assuming that it's her fault!

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Francis
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3 months ago

why on eath would you think a man (or anybody) with a sh*tload of money would look like that in future?!

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Vanta Black
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3 months ago

Fucking bell-end...

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

A lot of people underestimated and still underestimate the dangers of Corona and they think that the media are lying to them. ( Wonder who gave them that idea??). If history repeats itself and people behave like they behaved during the Spanish Flu, there are going to be plenty mass graves all over the world.

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Slinkman
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3 months ago

rewrote them so much it even wasn't civil anymore.

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B
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3 months ago

I still have a huge (legit) DVD collection. It's one of the most infuriating things having to sit through these 'anti-pirate' adverts that can't be fast-forwarded. That didn't do their cause any good at all, just made me want to buy pirated films instead, which don't have the adverts! Grr...

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Tovah Roche
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3 months ago

Who the hell tweets there's suspicious noises in their house and then waits 5 hours to investigate?

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Jane S.
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3 months ago

So, what's the new Tumblr, now they've neutered themselves? Where is everyone migrating to? (Legit question).

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Mike Crow
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3 months ago

Need more. Was the player only mentioning he supported Hong Kong, or did he hold up a tournament somehow on a rant? Was online or offline? What was exactly said?

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