Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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This thread is getting a bit Frenchy.
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Dutch angles.

French curves.

– J.D.
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Epic Twitter thread of Victorian Christmas cards.

https://twitter.com/LaurynIpsum/status/ ... 7452429312

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sparks wrote: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:31 am I feel as though I'm in an episode of "Mad Men".
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:39 am Epic Twitter thread of Victorian Christmas cards.

https://twitter.com/LaurynIpsum/status/ ... 7452429312

Have to remember that the Xmas iconography we are familiar with today didn't exist in mid to late 19th c.. Much in keeping with Victorian social Interaction, the cards served as "conversation pieces" for the middle to upper class and the "tradition" of weird cards evolved thereof.

Your average guttersnipe could neither afford cards or the stamp to send them.

Today, it's Xmas jumpers that serve a similar function and is Infinitely more tedious because every sod has got one and wearers all mince about as if they should be the center of attention.

"Like my jumper?"

"No, it's shit."

Bring back the cards. Humbug.
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Doctor X wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:07 am Dutch angles.

French curves.

– J.D.
Dutch treat.

But French kiss.

And English muffins.
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Once upon a time, television was not afraid.

Although, I had to laugh at the idea "Honky" was ever a serious insult.

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Ben Trovado wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Doctor X wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:07 am Dutch angles.

French curves.

– J.D.
Dutch treat.

But French kiss.

And English muffins.
And of course, Lithuanian hands.
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Ben Trovado wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:51 pm
Ben Trovado wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Doctor X wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:07 am Dutch angles.

French curves.

– J.D.
Dutch treat.

But French kiss.

And English muffins.
And of course, Lithuanian hands.
Only with Dutch courage.
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Then get some Irish coffee.

– J.D.
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Over on the boulevard?
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