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Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: March 20th, 2022, 9:54 am
by katastrofa
I don’t see the analogy, unless he hoped the EU would bomb Slough in response.

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: March 20th, 2022, 12:26 pm
by bearish
Well, part of the analogy is represented by the urgent Ukrainian efforts and pleas to be allowed to join the EU. In a quest for freedom and opportunity…

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: March 20th, 2022, 6:14 pm
by Paul
If people don’t understand what he meant then it’s worrying that so many “people in power” are thick.

If they do understand but are being deliberately provocative then it’s worrying that so many people can be that manipulative.

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: April 9th, 2022, 8:07 pm
by katastrofa
I sense a manipulation.
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Anyway, nice gesture, and, as the video shows, appreciated. Took some courage, too.

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: April 9th, 2022, 8:58 pm
by bearish
I think he deserves credit for this trip.

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: April 9th, 2022, 10:15 pm
by katastrofa
Both he and his wife, unless it was some punishment... No, seriously, the shoes he's wearing to the suit reveal the level of threat. I vow to never make fun of his hair again - it's probably shielding him against the electromagnetic pulse attack.
That Ukrainian guy must have felt like in a dream, or PK Dick's Ubik: the reality cutting into the surreal dream people there live - and BJ popping in to keep them real against the entropy of war and memory. Just as he said, Ukrainians will never forget it.

Memory and entropy! Funny article by Carlo Rovelli: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.06687.pdf (probably the only context in which thermodynamic arrow of time makes sense (-: )

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: April 10th, 2022, 1:48 am
by Paul
I think he deserves credit for this trip.
I bet there are a lot of people who don't mind him standing in a warzone.

The same people who complain when he stands next to an open bottle of wine.

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: April 10th, 2022, 12:46 pm
by Marsden
Sometimes the conservative inclination toward militarism is a good thing.

Not often. But sometimes.

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: May 18th, 2022, 9:47 pm
by katastrofa

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: May 19th, 2022, 11:26 am
by bearish
It is a common reaction. Boris Johnson! Yuck!

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: June 9th, 2022, 8:32 am
by katastrofa


Chypryna / чуприна is for short fuzzy hair :-)

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: July 1st, 2022, 4:47 pm
by Paul
Mr Pincher!

Mr Pincher?

No. That's it. Perfection. Can't be improved upon.

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: July 1st, 2022, 5:54 pm
by bearish
Wait - was he actually accused of drunkenly pinching someone? That would be too perfect!

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: July 2nd, 2022, 3:09 pm
by Paul
Groping.

George Roper?

Re: What is Borisism?

Posted: July 3rd, 2022, 2:33 pm
by bearish
Got it. It’s a subtlety about the finger movements. Bringing your thumb and forefinger together can turn an act of groping into pinching.