Things you have been slow to realise


#1962

That straitjacket is spelt that way not ‘straightjacket’. I mean now I write them both down I recognise the correct spelling but in my head I’ve never seen the word ‘strait’ there.


#1963

How about its general racism and other problematic stuff?


#1964

Just realised when Michael Jackson says he’s starting with the man in the mirror he doesn’t mean starting a fight with.


#1965

I used to work with a guy from Swaziland and he told me that sometimes they’d go for a night out in South Africa and if they were late getting back the door would be locked and you couldn’t get back in the country until next morning. Never could tell when he was bullshtting or not


#1966

Yeah


#1967

Or in fact written for him by people desperately trying to get him to reflect and change*.

*I doubt that this was the motivation of the writers


#1968

I did know the man in the mirror was himself though you blimmin idiot Geoff.


#1969

after watching F is for Fake last night I realised that this is based on Howard Hughes and isn’t just a made up bit of humour

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#1970

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#1971

Ah the Spruce Moose bit didn’t give it away then!


#1972

I’ll tell you that looking up the writers to this song caused me to learn Bad was Jackson’s seventh studio album and not, as I had previously thought, his third.

Should probably have cross posted this to @ma0sm’s musical version of this thread tbh


#1973

Yeah I would have thought it started with Off the Wall.


#1974

Yup. I feel sure I was told that was his first solo. Maybe it was his first after leaving the Jackson 5.


#1975

Have you never seen The Aviator? Decent film that.


#1976

Here’s a thing.

My mum loves jigsaws. Like huge 10000 piece ones. I was round there last week and she had three of the four corner bits missing, and the corner section she did have was duplicated. She contacted the makers to get it replaced and they said she would have to send the whole thing in, and they couldn’t replace the bits because - get this - jigsaws are, mostly, cut randomnly and they don’t have interchangeable pieces.


#1977

Woah! Whilst I have never considered this you’d have thought they’d have a template cutter for them. Well I’m blowed.


#1978

Is this right?

I thought that there were standard templates for jigsaws, hence why you can mix and match from different boxes:


#1979

Used fabric conditioner for the first time this week. Genuinely didn’t know it existed. I’d heard of softener, but for years i’d just been using them liquibubble things and wondered why my clothes always smelt like damp pastry. Absolutely sensational.


#1980

Those are ace!


#1981

Think it varies. Saw on an episode of the highly sophisticated show Do You Know? (cbeebies) that small wooden ones cut entirely by the cutters digression using a jigsaw (the tool, obvs).

I imagine some manufacturers just have dies and cut them on presses though?