The End Times began with a tattooed woman in Devon? Seems a bit of an anticlimax, really...
7/18/2008 1:10:22 PM
I believe I know the lady, actually.
Ulf, you poor sod, grow a skin eh?
7/18/2008 1:15:17 PM
Oh good heavens, not TATTOOS!!!
7/18/2008 1:27:37 PM
Would anyone care to go into detail about the Picts and Celts, who both dyed their skin and possibly also tattooed themselves BEFORE he precious Jeebus even existed.
7/18/2008 1:35:08 PM
"Good old Britannia" - aka two thousand years of stuffy, conceited, unimaginative, inbred, upper-class idiots lording it over anyone with the audacity to be poor or not born to a noble family, perpetrating any number of disasters and defeats by ignoring good advice from people without sufficient arbitrary social rank to be paid any attention, and generally opposing any progress or innovation on the principle that any change from the status quo could only represent a potential depletion of their absolute, undeserved and unearned power and authority.
Traditionalism, inflexibility and arrogance, as practiced by the former British Empire and now finding popularity in the United States' general attitude to the world at large, have more to answer for in the way of colossal disasters than just about any other social force.
"Britannia?" Great British Tradition? I'm British, and I say you can fucking keep it. What the world needs is intelligent, decent people working out the best way to do things right fucking now, not a bunch of automatons deferring their decisions to people who have been dead for centuries and whose policies were tailored for their world as it was then, not ours as it is today.
7/18/2008 1:43:43 PM
I'm tattooed and pierced, and you don't see *me* ruining any countries just by existing and being into bod mods/art. Bush is doing a good enough job without my help, anyway.
7/18/2008 1:54:25 PM
So basically women get tattooed and pierced and that somehow lead to the downfall of our society? You sure it isn't myopic idiots who down on everything they don't agree with causing it to go underground and be more desired?
7/18/2008 2:05:59 PM
I'm no historian but I'm pretty sure women in Brittain had piercings & tattoes BEFORE the end of the last century.....
7/18/2008 2:23:17 PM
Allegory for Jesus
"Women got pierced and tattooed and the nation was lost."
Ahahahahahaha...wow. Nations topple pretty easily nowadays, huh?
7/18/2008 2:33:25 PM
I knew Devon was a bit backwards but come on, tattoos and piercings weren't discovered until 1999?!
7/18/2008 3:01:06 PM
Have you ever read 'The Lion and the Unicorn' by George Orwell? Because in it he basically says exactly what you just did :P
Sans the US bit of course.
7/18/2008 3:17:14 PM
You know, I think he's right. Boudicca got her first ink done, and wham – Gaius Suetonius Paulinus kicked her ass. Who knew Ulfie read Tacitus?
7/18/2008 3:55:44 PM
So, Lydia moved to Devon in '99? Have you met her?
7/18/2008 3:57:45 PM
So.... piercings and tattoos are soooo evil that it makes the whole nation lost?
7/18/2008 4:15:55 PM
The Daily Mail: Holding the UK back since 1896.
7/18/2008 4:58:02 PM
Yo, submitter... it's the Daily Fail, heh.
I've heard some weak excuses used to blame all the world's wrongs on women, but this tops them all.
7/18/2008 5:01:02 PM
Sounds VERY English...
7/18/2008 5:07:05 PM
Britain is all about Beer and Tits.
7/18/2008 5:34:45 PM
Not much of a nation, then. And I was born there.
7/18/2008 6:08:45 PM
Nope, I can still find it easily on the map. England's not lost, you fail.
7/18/2008 6:11:22 PM
Are you from Code Geass?
7/18/2008 6:59:35 PM
Britain is all about Beer and Tits.
not necessarily in that order.
7/18/2008 7:40:41 PM
I will use my geass to make you accept tattoos, Britannian.
7/18/2008 8:06:10 PM
Holy crap! Ad hoc and slippery slope in one.
7/18/2008 8:12:38 PM
What the fuck are you talking about and why should I care?
7/18/2008 9:14:45 PM