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simple simon February 25, 2024

Consider bringing earplugs
I find it amazing that concert venues don't offer/sell ear plugs as standard. 

simple simon February 25, 2024

@mamamia-user-482898552 But if you don't post pictures on the internet, were you really there?

simple simon February 22, 2024

@snorks Hmmm... technically, Australia is not actually an island.

simple simon February 22, 2024

@mamamia-user-482898552 Oh, for heaven's sake
Hey! On the internet, when we see something we don't like, we never use that kind of language.

simple simon February 20, 2024

 about to hit purchase on the 12th dress you've told yourself you "need" this month
I know I'm just a naive, middle aged, straight man, but surely that's a figure of speech? Surely no (regular) person has actually bought twelve dresses in a month?

And continuing in my middle aged, straight male naivety, is a handbag actually considered an accessory? I thought for most women they were a necessity. And I've never even heard of a phone pouch.


simple simon February 19, 2024

@snorks So it should be: It's very hard for a man to be successful if he isn't tall and attractive.

I'm pretty sure even tall, attractive men still have to spend time to look good.

simple simon February 19, 2024

@justaguy the misguided belief that a vote for their husband means the public is interested in what they have to say ie: Michelle Obama
Ummm... then why did millions of Americans buy Michelle Obama's book?

simple simon February 19, 2024

5. It is very hard for a man to be successful if he doesn’t look good.
6. A guy who spends a lot of time on his looks isn’t very manly. 
How do they go together?

simple simon February 19, 2024

It would be most entertaining to see Ant Middleton's dance instructor giving Middleton back his own instruction methods.

simple simon February 15, 2024

@rush Or more likely, Ronn Moss.

simple simon February 14, 2024

I would have thought it would have been standard that any mulch, soil etc. that is placed in a public playground be independently tested for asbestos before opening? (I.e. You don't just take a private company's word for it.)

simple simon February 14, 2024

Former ... WAG
I thought it was: 'once a WAG, always a WAG'?

simple simon February 13, 2024

Twenty months jail for stealing 52k from an employer? Is that standard?

simple simon February 13, 2024

@d123 in Terrible Bosses, the guy being sexually harassed by hottie boss [played by] Jennifer Aniston
I think you mean Horrible Bosses.

simple simon February 11, 2024

Cold water is best to remove stains
I've never heard of that.

simple simon February 11, 2024

@rush Actually, Carrie's apartment in SATC was rent controlled too. But with Friends, wasn't rent control just something they said in the the final episode (and as a bit of a joke)? I'm sure there are huge Friends  fans here who can advise. But anyway, that doesn't explain all the other apartments the characters had in the middle of NYC.

simple simon February 8, 2024

the age-old question of, "How can they afford their designer wardrobe and their fancy Upper East Side apartment on a[n average] salary!?"
Easy: they live in Sitcom-Romcom Land.

As an aside, this question is always asked about Carrie in SATC and Monica and Rachel in Friends, but this really applies to any sitcom/rom-com set in the CBD of a major city.

simple simon February 6, 2024

Our generation grew up with [our pop culture] ...

What we didn’t see is any character paying for anything

To me, that's the biggest lie of pop culture. Growing up watching rom-coms, the men would have fancy homes, fancy cars, fancy clothes, take women to expensive places, and yes, go on fancy holidays, but they never worried about how to pay for any of these things. They just had them and did them. I used to think when you were grown up, that's just how life would be.

Note: I do now remember Bridesmaids was actually based on this.

simple simon February 6, 2024

And again I ask: Why do people who get married and have children immediately set a life-long obsession to make sure everyone else does that to?


This is not an attack on anyone; it's actually a genuine question. In the past - and is actually still so in many cultures - it was not a choice: once people got to a certain age, they had to get married and immediately have children. But I thought in modern western society, that was supposed to be no longer the case.

simple simon February 5, 2024

@mamamia-user-482898552  I'm at the IDGAF stage of life 
Ah yes, the stage where you actually no longer care what others think. We should all aspire to that.