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Downing Street party: No 10 staff joked about party amid lockdown restrictions — BBC News – Home

The video obtained by ITV comes after days of questions about the event that took place last year.

Downing Street party: No 10 staff joked about party amid lockdown restrictions — BBC News – Home

Honest to god, I’m surprised the BBC are even reporting this. Not that it will matter, of course. There’s footage of the Tories laughing at the rest of us while they break their own rules, and it won’t make an iota of difference. They will still win in a landslide next election.

Woman exposes self in public; complains people saw

Perhaps you’ve seen this story going round from, where else, The Daily Mail:

So here’s a little point-by-point summary of the actual story, which you can view on archive.org to avoid giving hits to the Mail:

-Woman is shocked to find men in what she “assumed” was a female changing room, without considering that maybe she assumed wrong. (All changing rooms have their own booths, so no-one would be changing in front of anyone else anyway.)

-Later this woman couldn’t find a changing room in Zara (unsurprisingly they tend to be pretty full around Christmas shopping time???) so decided to get changed outside one, which is a communal space.

-She refers to this as her being in a “safe space” which is weird because I remember the Daily Mail claiming safe spaces were for SJWS and snowflakes.

-She was shocked! SHOCKED! that people were walking around in this communal space while she was changing, and even more shocked that none of the men were actually paying attention to her.

But again SHE CHOSE to get changed in an area where everyone could see her!

-Later on in the article she brings up shops in areas which “are home to a large Arabic community” as if that has anything to do with anything.

-Apparently it is all transgender people’s fault that she was late to her office party, rather than her own poor planning.

I’m sorry, Charlotte, but this safe space you want doesn’t exist. And safe spaces are bad, remember? The people you work for have made that quite clear.


Doctor Who: Flux #6 liveblogging

Not ACTUALLY liveblogging, because while this episode was airing I was on a train having the worst travel time of my entire life, FAR worse than what anyone has had in the TARDIS, but there ya go. Let’s see if this episode makes any of the previous ones make sense!

-Everything that comes out of the mouths of those two shiny rock aliens sounds so unnaturally sexual, I’m sorry.

-Kate! Kate is here again! Wooo!

-Awww, the look on Yaz’s face when she gets the Doctor back.

-Swarm is going to turn out to be the Master, isn’t he?

-Oh that’s what the house is all about, I like that house, it’s very well designed.

-“She was amazing, is amazing.” Awww, it’s a shame we probably won’t be getting much more of the Yaz-Dan relationship, I always like seeing companions interact with each other.

-“Your delicious mouth snacks wrapped in paper.” Ah I could never dislike the Sontarans, they’re too funny, and they also look like shriveled potatoes.

-I can never remember dog guy’s name so I’m gonna call him Dogtor Who.

-This episode is so aesthetically pleasing (love that sudden jump into the Passenger) and oh man it still makes so little sense.

-Di is pretty badass, she’d make a great companion if she doesn’t die.

-Or is the Grand Serpent gonna be the Master? I just figure someone is.

-Two doctors! Ah it’s Tentoo all over again.

-“I’ve got such a crush on her!” ?!

-Both sets of couples reunite! I… kinda thought this would be a bigger moment?

-If the baby turns out to be the Timeless Child/the Doctor there will be CHAOS in the fandom, absolute MADNESS

-I feel like Jericho isn’t going to last much longer.

-Man the CGI budget for this series has really gone up hasn’t it?

-Yep, there goes Jericho, I knew that was coming. Went out like a badass though.

-God I’m so confused about the whole Time thing, SO confused. Also jeez is it just me or has the Doctor like… totally abandoned her no killing/no genocide rule this episode? S’not like she’s the first one to do so though.

-You can really see how good an actress Jodie is when she has to act opposite herself as two different characters.

-“And their Master” ah yeah, theeeeere we go.

-I feel like Yaz and Dan should be a lot more traumatized than they currently are. Also I wish Yaz’s family were around much more than they are, I really miss the days when the companion’s family was part of the main cast.

-I genuinely thought Yaz and the Doctor were gonna kiss then and now I’m kind of disappointed that they didn’t.

-Daleks? For a New Year’s special?

Doctor Who: Flux #5 liveblogging

-Alright this is the one with Kate Stewart! We haven’t seen her for years!

-Awww, poor Dan, he still hasn’t quite got the hang of Companion-ing. Not that I blame him/

-I feel like Jericho probably isn’t gonna last to the end of this episode.

-Oh hey an Ood! I feel we haven’t seen them for years either, although I could be wrong.

-This is a very different-seeming Yaz, she’s now rather more… Doctor-ish than when we left her. Since she also only has a few episodes to go (I think?) I wonder how they’re gonna write her out.

-Yaz watches a hologram of the Doctor while sad romantic music plays in the background, yeah I see why people ship them.

-This old lady has GOT to be Tecteun right? She’s got the arrogance at least.

-Ah, multiverses. Is it even a franchise if there isn’t a multiverse?

-AHAHA! I was right! It’s her!

-Ugh, what a horrible and snakey way to kill someone.

-“I prefer to be called…” I was SURE “THE MASTER!” was coming, but nope.

-Ohh Tecteun is so horrible, the very archetype of the wicked stepmother. She’s a great villain, I hope she sticks around for a bit.

-Ahaha this hermit guy is great, provides a good moment of levity in a somewhat dark episode.

-“Reverse the polarity” !

-FOB WATCH? Oh I wasn’t expecting that. Can confirm from my husband casual viewers have no idea what the fob watch is or what it does.

-Tecteun about to go, “Together we can rule the universe as mother and daughter!”

-Ah HERE’S Kate Stewart. Gosh I hope she doesn’t die.

-Osgood! Osgood gets a mention!

-Aw crap, there goes [redacted], that sucks.

Things We Saw Today: New Covid Mutation Is an Unlikely ‘Futurama’ Callback — The Mary Sue

Whelp, a new COVID variant just dropped. The SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, aka the Omicron variant, was first reported in South Africa, and has since popped up in Botswana, Hong Kong and Belgium. The World Health Organization has designated Omicron as “a variant of concern”, citing the unusually high number of mutations which could make the…

Things We Saw Today: New Covid Mutation Is an Unlikely ‘Futurama’ Callback — The Mary Sue

I hope we call the next one Lrr.

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP — BBC News – Home

MP Nick Fletcher suggests boys are turning to crime because male characters tend to be criminals.

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP — BBC News – Home

Absolutely the FUNNIEST thing I have seen today. Also unbelievably insulting to boys, which I’m sure wasn’t his intention. What, the only thing standing between your average boy and a life of crime was David Tennant and his sonic screwdriver?