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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:13 
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I bet it's pronounced like hanger, because the north.

We are on a new bin system, general waste every 3 weeks, recycling every 2, food every week.
I have no idea what bin goes out when anymore.

In positive news, the recycling is now just dumped into the truck, rather than sorted on the doorstep. So no more of them chucking random shit in the bush that they decide can't be recycled that week.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 16:59 
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Every three weeks?! That's harsh.

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It's very annoying, however the recycling basically takes everything other than plastic film now, so it should be ok.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 23:54 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:32 
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We could have done with one of those this week as we had some "exciting" bin controversy.
While I was fairly sure it was normal bins this week, three people had already put their recycling bins out, and as I'm not popular enough to be different, I bowed to peer pressure and put the recycling bin out.
Fortunately our neighbour came round to clarify it was definitely normal bins and he'd checked with his dad who lived round the corner. He then proceeded to send me an image from his CCTV last week showing his recycling bin.

Who knew life would get this exciting.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:42 
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Our day has changed from wednesday to thursday, you can imagine the havoc this has caused.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:29 
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The council Twitter account has been wall to wall photos of the mayor grieving at various picture opportunities next to books of condolence to say we’d have a bin change this week, so our garden waste bins were not picked up Tuesday as the entire road expected, so most stayed out there until they were emptied yesterday morning. The few that moved their bins back in on Tuesday/Wednesday missed having them emptied, so I bet they’re feeling foolish and/or annoyed.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:54 
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Superb bin content in the Guardian today:

"Who remembers proper binmen?" The nostalgia memes that help explain Britain today

Using bin memes as an example, Dan Hancox discusses the rise of nostalgia pages on sinister Facebook and elsewhere, and what it means for British politics. Well worth a read.

Giphy "bins!":
https://media2.giphy.com/media/hqliRfysiaPRqTMYhS/giphy-loop.mp4


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 Post subject: Re: The Bin Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:30 
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Nostalgia porn at it's best


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:38 
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I read that yesterday and it touched upon some of my absolute pet hates. The ‘didn’t we have it tough! But we still survived!’ memes. I think the thing that always pisses me off about it is the line about ‘we just rode our bikes along the street, no helmets, and played football along the road without our parents worrying about us’ because the people that post that are the boomer generation that filled those same streets with so many cars that kids then couldn’t just sit in the street and play. Dickheads.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 0:16 
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I'm reading that article now, I was born in 1980 and I remember bin men but I don't recall them being all that friendly... I seem to remember they'd delight in driving past if dad hadn't put the bin bags out for collection quite in time - no waiting if they saw him coming out the gate laden with bags, too late mate.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 0:41 
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I do like a bit of Good Nostalgia (as opposed to Bad Nostalgia, obviously), but that article made me feel a bit annoyed actually.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:30 
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I remember before we got wheelie bins everyone would put the bags out and the streets would be absolutely covered in rubbish after the seagulls had torn them apart. This was when seagulls were proper men though, not like the ones you get now.

This exact kind of dozy, sentimental nostalgia tinged with bitter resentment for any kind of progress is hardly anything new is it? the only thing new is the internet giving them all somewhere to coalesce.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:56 
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This exact kind of dozy, sentimental nostalgia tinged with bitter resentment for any kind of progress is hardly anything new is it? the only thing new is the internet giving them all somewhere to coalesce.


Yes, I think most of it is just the same kind of performative comment you would give during a pub conversation then forget about it. Very much like how at school and university, everyone would claim to be massively behind and doing no work.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 13:21 
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Performative comment is an interesting term/concept. I see that sort of behaviour at the workplace but haven't really had a label for it until now.

I didn't do much work at uni, to be honest. I went to most lectures and took notes but rarely studied outside of that. And ivd leave assignments right til the last moment.

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