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LOL *NSFW* *The new Demote thread*

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  1. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Back when I was at college, there was a local remaindered papyrus seller - y'know, the ones that sell overstock and returns and the like at bargain-basement prices. Well, this particular store was going under - so brought in a bunch of grocers' scales and let you buy books by weight.

    Chuffin' loved it. Went out with arms laden, but none for decoration - they were all well-loved, though most have sadly been donated on to new homes to make room for children.

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    This'd be my current backdrop, if I were daft enough to have a camera on the desktop...

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    Badly planned: all the really interesting stuff's on the other side of the shelves!
     
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  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I must get back to Hay-on-Wye if we ever get out of this plague. 50+ secondhand bookstores (some with honesty boxes!) within 1 mile of the town centre, and several very nice pubs to examine your plunder in!
    Recommended procedure:-
    • Bookshop, bookshop, bookshop, pub.
    • Bookshop, bookshop, pub.
    • Bookshop, pub.
    • Pub.
    • Repeat.
     
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    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    * must. hold. up. camera. to. take. happy. photo *

    That poor shoulder.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Thankfully 'tis the other shoulder! Got my naproxen now, too, ready for beddy-byes.
     
  7. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    The thing is, Gareth, I'd wager that you've read, browsed, skimmed and or at least opened all of those. I seriously doubt those in the article will receive anything more than an occasional dusting.
     
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    Read every single one, often more than once, before the understandably grumpy man from the British Heart Foundation had to lug 14 large boxes full of the things to his van...
     
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    Pete J Employed scum

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    I dunno; part of me admires the sheer 'fudge it' approach. Would be interesting to hear their side of the story.
     
  11. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Mr_Mistoffelees Has got a bike, you can ride it if you like,

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    The wife has just shown me an email telling her she should stop giving money and iTunes vouchers to "B*stard Scammers". If she gives the sender her details however, the president of Nigeria will give her $850,000 USD...
     
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    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Jezebel-ended her journalism career right there.
     
  18. IanW

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    I bet they never even asked Ming-Na Wen about it!
     
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    That is what you get when you buy the article writing algorithm from Professor Sum-Ting Wong...
     
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