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Old 11-21-2014, 01:21 PM   #2926
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OH dear, Marshall College has denied tenure to Assistant Professor Henry Jones Jr.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:56 PM   #2927
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heh heh. I always thought the same thing about him.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:51 AM   #2928
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I spotted this article on the BBC website a couple of days ago:

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What baffles you about the British?

Rather a lot, it seems, if the thousands of comments on a reddit thread are anything to go by.
Tired of all the discussion threads poking fun at his compatriots, an American user said he wanted to turn the tables for once: "Non-British people of Reddit, what about Britain is stupid/baffles you?" he asked.
The question drew more than 25,000 comments in less than a week - from people of many different nationalities, not least the British themselves.
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Quite frankly, the video is a fairly lazy piece of journalism but the Reddit thread is worth reading.
I don't bother looking at Reddit all that often because navigating the posts is a pain in the arse. That's definitely British, by the way.

Non-British people of Reddit, what about Britain is stupid/baffles you?
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:54 PM   #2929
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That is a good read, Carruthers. I just learned, for example, that the pink bunny whose batteries last longer than anyone else's was originally the Duracell Bunny, until Duracell failed to renew their patent in the US, and Energizer stole it from them. In the UK they apparently talk about the Duracell Bunny in the exact same way we talk about the Energizer Bunny.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:44 AM   #2930
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That is a good read, Carruthers. I just learned, for example, that the pink bunny whose batteries last longer than anyone else's was originally the Duracell Bunny, until Duracell failed to renew their patent in the US, and Energizer stole it from them. In the UK they apparently talk about the Duracell Bunny in the exact same way we talk about the Energizer Bunny.
Of all the things that are difficult to accept, but I am learning to deal with, this one gives me an opportunity to exercise the right to refuse to believe something even when cited by a reliable source.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:15 PM   #2931
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In the UK they apparently talk about the Duracell Bunny in the exact same way we talk about the Energizer Bunny.
No, they do it with an accent.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #2932
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No, they do it with an accent.
Sir! I am an Englshman, everyone else speaks English with an accent.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:50 PM   #2933
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:26 PM   #2934
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Sir! I am an Englshman, everyone else speaks English with an accent.
That's because out of any random 10 Englishmen, you can't find more than three who sound alike.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #2935
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:24 PM   #2936
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I see they gave Ellen DeGeneres credit for the picture that millions of people witnessed Bradley Cooper take.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:58 PM   #2937
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Probably because it was her camera and her idea. The plan was to ask Streep to step out of the group and take the picture as a joke. Then Cooper insisted on taking it, and that bunch is like wrangling cats, take the shot, now or never.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:18 PM   #2938
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I just did a site-specific image search using Teh Cellar.

Click this, and see if any of your photos are there. I saw several of mine.

It's kinda fun, remembering the pics, the convos that went them, and finding your own, of course.

Click the pic, and then click "visit page", takes you to the thread, and the page the pic is on, imagine that.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:47 PM   #2939
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Yeah, a couple.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:05 PM   #2940
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