sins of our fathers

@jb78000 (15178)
October 8, 2009 10:02am CST
well will correct that a bit - silly mistakes of our ancestors might be more accurate. do you have any outdated relics in your country? we have several notably that bunch of useless scroungers that another user keeps banging on about. so what about yours - perhaps something that made sense at the time but doesn't any longer or perhaps something that was pointless from the word go but nobody has yet got the sense to get rid of? DISCLAIMER I AM NOT IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER COMMENTING ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE USA ON WHICH I DON'T HAVE ANY OPINIONS AT ALL. PLEASE PUT DOWN YOUR NUCLEAR WEAPONS DIRECTED AT MY CITY.
1 person likes this
10 responses
@thea09 (18328)
• Greece
8 Oct 09
Hi JB, that was for once a brilliant and witty introduction and it would surely detract any nuclear weapon in its path, well possibly. Hilarious though. Okay I am now going to reserve the right to play on my British passport status and bang on yet more about that set of useless scroungers in Buck house. What happened to the missing weapon which decaptiated Charles 1. Why has it not been presrved and well oiled as a timely reminder to hereditary dumb wits that patience has been wearing thin now and it's really time to pack up and leave. Or face the chop. Yes indeed the UK has many old useless relics hanging on, who would be better fixed hanging up somewhere.
1 person likes this
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
well thanks but i know that the only reason you approve of that intro is because it goes along with your one issue views. it is very tiring when somebody is clearly only interested in one thing. anyway i understand that you have several spaces on your walls and i will try and arrange for something suitable to fill them.
@celticeagle (114504)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Oct 09
OH PLEASE! If I responded in the way I would like to this whole discussion would be discontinued anyway. Lots of directions I could go in but I will will keep my red hair from flaming and my temp at bay. For now.
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
oh come on celtic. it'll be fine - where do you think your ancestry starts anyway? basically we think the vikings (the ginger and blond nonsense) were invaders and true celts look like me - small and dark.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (114504)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Oct 09
You don't know much about sarcastic humour do you? I was being fasceous. Come on. Am I ever really serious on here? Think about it.
@jb78000 (15178)
9 Oct 09
oh come on = i was just being sarcastic back at you...
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
9 Oct 09
Well, Judith, the main outdated relic in the UK is the Houses of Parliament. The idea was good, but it's never been truly representative of the people, and it's even less so now. Sometimes I think we'd be better off with the 'useless scroungers' who wind up our mutual friend so much. They may be a drain on the resources, but then so are the MPs. At least the royals are born to their position, and they don't try to tell us how we should live our lives. That's not an endorsement, by the way - just opting for the best of a bad bunch.
@magickat (382)
9 Oct 09
The House of Lords is the worst - a bunch of jumped up old toffs with no grip on reality.
@jb78000 (15178)
9 Oct 09
very good points there and i agree. unlike ms off with their heads i could tolerate the royals more if they actually DID something. preferably something useful.
9 Oct 09
I think the House of Lords too! I forget about them sometimes! A lot of them are born into a position where they ratify our laws, no training given and no choice in it by the people of the country! If they even bother to turn up!
• United States
8 Oct 09
"Getting rid of outdated relics in your country" - isn't that called geronticide? However, if you are speaking solely of our fathers, then it would be patricide.
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
now now finabarr i am not advocating murder. of anybody. i am talking more metaphorically although i suspect one other responder is not...
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Oct 09
Oh. *looks a bit disappointed for a minute* Then there are some really funny and rather ridiculous laws on the books in some states. They don't make sense now, and I'm not entirely sure that they ever did, but they have never been removed, so I guess they are still technically enforceable.
1 person likes this
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
i've heard of some of these - i think there are about half a million websites listing them - and i am pretty sure there are some equally silly bylaws over here as well.
1 person likes this
• Australia
9 Oct 09
We Aussies replaced our silliest relic a few years back when we dumped God save the Queen in favour of another piece of tasteless doggerel in the same style. All other relics I can think of stem from the same source as that one, and most have also been removed. Lash
@jb78000 (15178)
9 Oct 09
good for you lot. kangaroos perhaps should be in charge of other places too...
• Australia
9 Oct 09
Actually, the kangaroos are simply the appointed court jesters. It's the wombats that actually run the place. Lash
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Oct 09
oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, food companies...
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
acute and the only possible response is my always articulate
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Oct 09
@Zenstrive (239)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 09
I always want to stop slavery/apartheid/caste systems from happening in the civilizations. What could possible those uptight people think when they create such systems anyway?
• Australia
9 Oct 09
I imagine they're thinking something along the lines of "I'm the King of the castle, and you're a dirty rascal." Makes perfect sense to me lol. Lash
@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 09
hi jb78000 well the only thing I can think of at this unholy hour in the morning, with my brain just functioning after three cups of coffee is George Wya Bush but now he is really out of the running. oh and JB blue bunny I sure do not have any nuclear weapons aimed anywhere' much too sleepy yet to feel angry at anyone. Oh yes there is the DMV department of motor vehicles where you are sent to window two then the jerk there closes the 'window in your face and sends you to window three where the' jerkess says you have to go to window two, and forty five minutes later you finally get the paperwork you needed after being send to window one,where the big jerk says,you'should have come here first maam. oh @#$%%^^&&%$$#^&%& and other words like that.
@jb78000 (15178)
8 Oct 09
very glad indeed that you don't have any atom bombs to hand hatley because it does look like you are getting a little bit cross. very much understandably so though.
• United States
10 Oct 09
lol...I agree we have some useless old relics in 'Ole Blighty but I would hate to see them go. I think there are some things which are unique about our traditions, and having moved to a country without such things I see their value. Oh, and from the point of view of the country where i live, I wouldn't miss the health service the way it is right now (a certain country turns away from job and points weapons at me!....eeep!) and you know what else? Hideous festive sweaters. Something apparently I have to wear to be accepted as a woman here. Stop it. Stop it now. Its not 'cute'. Cute is a fluffy bunny hopping through a field. Wearing any item of clothing that rejoices in the pumpkin and the reindeer is not. 'Nuff said.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
9 Oct 09
if there is one tradition i would like to do away with..it would be that of laying foundation stones and erecting statues. it is done with great pomp and show and that is the only thing that happens...forget the purpose of laying them. here once a particular minister laid 1000 foundation stones on a single day...and later the projects disappeared. another chief minister is obsessed with erecting her own statues...finally the supreme court had to intervene. why lay foundation stones??...simply get on with the work