Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.
Don't forget to look at the how to guide.
Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Aug 9, 2020.
I think I was and it was hostile indeed.
I am an innocent abroad.
Just because I mentioned swing Rac there's no need to be defensive.
Curses - I've been found out.
Sadly, there seems to be nastiness on both (all?) sides. Is it since social media was invented? Or has it always been this way? More people seem to rush to snap judgments these days.
I'm a big fan of swing, not my style when a youth but it began to appeal more as I got older.
Agreed, it is not right that people are offensive and the right to reply is one option which I wouldn't question. I would question whether replying in a way which could be considered equally offensive is equally wrong, rather than trying to maintain a more reasonable tone (not always easy I know from experience!).
My comment was questioning the tone of the response/language used, more than the questioning of somebodies level of education.
I realise that context is important, but it doesn't mean that there aren't modes of language which aren't acceptable, regardless.
Would you really use the word 'stupid' for example?
@red_observer Remember, whenever you fight with pigs you will always get dirty.
And on an aside, many with a narcissist personality disorder, who can not understand the right of others to have differing viewpoints or needs etc. perceive people who are not responding to their nonsenses as a sign that they are right. In fact, they believe they can only be right. They don't hold viewpoints, which can be changed but only convictions. They do not have the ability to comprehend or even envisage that some people simply are not responding to them, not because they are right, but because doing so is an incessant waste of their time on this earth.
There is so much good stuff to watch on Netflix and iplayers these days.
This was a jolly old forum once, but it has been tainted of late. There used to be magically people who could pop on to a heated forum and disperse it.
But alas, they have gone.
Good post @catbefriender and I agree with you.
I’m trying to be nice... honest!
I d tried Netflix but there’s not much I like on there tbh.
There are some good documentaries and also loads of nonsensical escapist drama, with the archetypal plot of, 'The thingie, which could destroy the world or just Chicago, which the Russians, Chinese etc have, has to be and destroyed within a few hours.' Films the likes Tom Cruise and others excel in.
It's good to watch high quality nonsense TV because it gives the brain a much needed break.
thank you. I was looking at this Britbox thinggy... what is it do you know ?
Agreed. There are some good documentaries and also lots of good movies. I’ve certainly got my moneysworth over the last 2 years.
I would say though, that there are a lot of crime documentaries, probably more than any other genre/subject.
I believe it is a streaming service, primarily with a lot of ‘old but goldy’ British series (comedy, drama, documentaries etc).
News is that the new version of Spitting Image is only going to be available on Britbox. One good reason to get it.
Thanks @stopwatch so it’s on line is it? I heard that Spitting Image was coming back. Used to live that.
It’s free for six months if you get your phone or broadband via EE. No obligation to continue with it after the six months is done either.
Thank you @Jamvic ... so you go where to get it? Pardon my stupidity.
Seems you have to be an EE customers, which I am , which means I can get it for free, for 6 months. You can watch it on a boxset or via chromecast also.
Here is the link:
Very sorry you have lost me!! I don’t haveEE... so I can’t get it?