Guardian


#163

I thought it was a good article, tbh.


#164

Went to see Twelfth Night at the Globe on Friday. The bullying and humiliation of Malvolio is a classic example of the apparently modern version of ‘bantz’ that encompasses the humiliation of someone for the amusement of you and your mates. So nothing new then.


#165

as a loose spin-off i went to college with this guy:

that article always does me because he was exactly how they describe him. nobody liked smoking weed with him.


#166

I went to uni with him ha. He was a total knob.


#167

I dunno. Pretty much any time I’ve seen the word banter or bants used it’s just been an excuse for behaving like a dick.


#168

Yeah but that article.


#169

Classic guardian


#170

Are they planning on giving their editorial view on every single thing in the world


#171

Article doesn’t quite hit the mark, but I’ve seen far worse.


#172

to clarify - there’s nothing wrong with the general thrust of it. but a po-faced “long read” article about bellends being bellends?

fuck sake, thought you’d all be on my side here. I hate you all.


#173

It’s not really po-faced though? It’s not exactly an academic treatise.


#174

GET FUCKED ALL OF YOU BASTARDS


#175

Columnists don’t write headlines. The Guardian subs are particularly bad at sticking emphatic headlines on pieces which don’t merit them. This is a classic of the genre:


#176

The bloke who wrote the article mentions quite early on he was basically racially abused by these lads and that ‘banter’ was used as cover for it.


#177

The cloud of smug is suffocating:

Really not sure what to resent the most about this one. Apart from anything else, it’s VERY badly written.

From the opening paragraph: “though, like me, does not write not about the news.” Why not just say “though he does write about the news”?


#178

Think he just needed to get another ‘me’ in there


#179

#180

Isn’t this the complete and utter parcel who tried to walk to India without any money and got as far as Calais?


#181

Yep!


#182

Got to admit, this is one of the funniest articles I’ve read in a long time…