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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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May 18, 2012

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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OMG. May 18, 2012

This is good...

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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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Thanks Nicole... May 18, 2012

The random things you stumble upon on lazy Friday nights eh

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oxygen4u
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Mind if I steal it? May 19, 2012

I'm going to post this one on my facebook, if you don't mind Ty.



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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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Not at all....... May 19, 2012

oxygen4u wrote:

I'm going to post this one on my facebook, if you don't mind Ty.



Steal away, I don't mind at all
It's already on my facebook too!


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Mailand  Identity Verified
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Not very "pc" ;-) May 19, 2012

but that is why it´s good ...

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Steve Booth  Identity Verified
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I still prefer May 19, 2012

the Uncle Jack and uncle jack one

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George Hopkins
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Hyphens May 19, 2012

With or without a hyphen makes a difference too, eg:
Extra-marital sex

[Edited at 2012-05-21 08:42 GMT]


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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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Had to google it..... May 19, 2012

That one slipped under my radar, but it's a good one!

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NancyLynn
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MODERATOR
:) May 21, 2012



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XXXphxxx  Identity Verified
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On my FB now :) May 21, 2012

Let's face it, it's only the little chap at the back who looks like he's having any fun. The other two look miserable.

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Tom in London
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Not funny.. May 22, 2012

The quota set by the Canadian government for 2012 was 400,000 baby seals to be clubbed to death in front of their mothers.

Are you still laughing?

[Edited at 2012-05-22 07:41 GMT]


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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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Raise awareness???? May 22, 2012

Tom in London wrote:

The quota set by the Canadian government for 2012 was 400,000 baby seals to be clubbed to death in front of their mothers.

Are you still laughing?

[Edited at 2012-05-22 07:41 GMT]


Yes I am, especially if it helps raise awareness of the issue!

You can learn two lessons in one, what could be better?

[Edited at 2012-05-22 09:50 GMT]


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XXXphxxx  Identity Verified
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A new face to humour May 22, 2012

It's of course a very personal thing and everyone is entitled to their own pov but there is a new face to humour which is about raising awareness of 'issues' or poking a finger at those with the prejudices. It's not immediately evident to some and a lot of people have taken offence. I'd put Ricky Gervais or the Little Britain sketches in that camp, not everyone's cup of tea but I, personally, see merit in some of their messages.

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Sarah Elizabeth
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not funny, seconded May 22, 2012

There are plenty of truly excellent targets for humour of this kind.

Personally, I fail to see any humour in the face of such suffering!

I get that it is the idea of baby seals enjoying a night out, but I can't separate it from the reality of the sickening practice it's referring to.

Not sure that the people whose hearts and minds, I'd say, need to be changed on this issue are going to be moved by this. Arguably, not at all.

Just to say, Tom in London is not alone in his sentiment.

Sarah


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