Wednesday 20 December 2017

Hey guys, it's nearly 2018!

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. (Andy Warhol)

It's real sad to think it's nearly 2018 and people out there still have racist views. (@AndyLeeman91)

It’s 2017, and some people think blackface is funny. And you can buy brown body paint on Amazon, why?

It is never just a joke, and it is never “just” blackface. (@JOE_co_uk)

It’s nearly 2018 and people still need to be told this. (Liam @lmcowling)
It's 2017 people & this landlord worth millions has banned 'coloureds' from renting his properties .....2017!! (@naziasmirza)

It’s 2017, and people are still claiming that people they don’t like aren’t people. (“There’s a distinction between gays and humans”, says Republican Rick Brattin June 2017. Katie Hopkins claims refugees “aren’t people like me” because they’re “feral”.)

Far Right #AfD speaker calls for 'Genetic Unity' and says immigrants are 'non-people'. (Sept 2017)

It's 2017, white people. "I didn't know I couldn't say the n-word" is not a valid excuse. (@LouisatheLast)

It's nearly 2018 and, unbelievably, we're still struggling with slavery. (Miami Herald)

It’s 2017 and people still sending chain letters this why I don’t talk to people over 40. (Justin Shine‏ @TheRealJusMoney)

It's nearly 2018 and Lidl and Aldi still don't have self-service checkouts. (@Scarlet4UrMa And apparently you can't buy anything on the Primark website.)

It needs to match our current lifestyle — the 21st century, not 18th century. The Electoral College is as useless as Daylight Savings Time, yet another huge, catastrophic boondoggle, which should be eliminated. It's nearly 2018, and long since time to update, modify and eliminate. (

It’s the 21st Century, and some people still believe women are inferior. ( 20% in an IPSOS MORI poll in March.)

It’s the 21st century and yet we still have people who are anti-vaccination, people who deny that climate change is being caused by humans, people who are still creationists who believe the world came into being 6000 years ago. In the light of so much progress and so much scientific evidence people are still holding out.
(Jim Al-Khalili)

It’s 2017, not 1717, and there are bars in the House of Commons.

It's nearly 2018 and people are still out here parroting that "homophobes are secretly gay" crap, as though gay people are responsible for oppressing ourselves and straight people wouldn't behave that way. (Christopher Bishop‏ @bougienights)

It’s 2017, and well-meaning people are starting campaigns and petitions for the disabled, the lonely, the old and people on the autistic spectrum with the tagline “WE must care about THEM – THEY are our sisters, mothers, neighbours,” as if the above groups could not read, write, or sign petitions.

It’s 2017 and there are (young) people out there who think communism is evil and terrifying and anything is preferable. (Marxist conspiracy to destroy Western civilization, probably by importing brown people.)

It’s 2017 and we’re setting up tank traps. In London.

@ClareNorth It astounds me that in 2016 we are still debating why chasing, torturing and ripping apart animals for fun is not acceptable.

In 2016: A South African teenager led a protest with her schoolmates against her white-owned school's ban on natural hair.

It's 2017 and adult human beings still don't know what the Windows start icon is… good grief. (Sancho‏ @flyguyvic)

It's nearly 2018 and you can't edit a tweet. (Conte's blues @ImBlue_16)

Why can't black cabs be forced to take card payments like in every other European country? It is 2017. (Alex‏ @lexy1968)

It’s 2017 and I’ve just learned that Facebook’s “share” doesn’t mean “share”. So how do you do publicity on FB?

It’s 2017 and you can’t search for an emoji on Facebook.

It’s 2017 and people are still creating websites without right and left-hand margins so they are unreadable. They’re still creating websites with lime-green text on black, as well. But the real marker for bad web design is cobalt blue text.

It’s 2017, and my new Kindle Touch keeps randomly changing the type size. If I Google “how do you lock type size on Kindle Touch”, I get “How to change the type size when Kindle Touch randomly changes it”. It also keeps losing my place, so I have to bookmark where I’ve got to. Unless you tell it different, it won’t tell you the page number or percentage read, but how much time it will take you to finish reading the book.

If I want to print a screenshot in black and white, I have to print a document in greyscale first, and print the screenshot using “just used settings”. Otherwise I have to turn off the colour in Preview.

2016, 2015, 2014...

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