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To think that Classics should be renamed Shittics?

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WellErrr Wed 01-Jun-16 21:22:45

.....or Trollics?

I used to love a trawl through whilst waiting for an appointment or on a train etc.

Now they're all 900 posts of placemarking, trolls who think they're funny, or someone wondering why a squirrel is sitting in a tree before finally scaring it off with a hose.

I mean come ON.

WellErrr Wed 01-Jun-16 21:53:13

Just me then grin

laidbackneko Wed 01-Jun-16 22:37:39

Not just you. I used to do the same and had me some proper belly laughs. But threads have become a bit contrived of late. The squirrel one was desperate, though it still managed to squeeze into classics thanks to a genuinely funny comment towards the end. confused

whois Wed 01-Jun-16 22:38:44

The 'my DH has just eaten a fat ball should I tell him' was the BEST EVER.

thecatfromjapan Wed 01-Jun-16 22:40:58

Ouch! Harsh!

Have to admit, I haven't had a look at Classics for years. I love it when people link to the favourites but I haven't seen any of the recent ones. Which may prove your point, I guess. [wry face]

NeedACleverNN Wed 01-Jun-16 22:41:46

There are some in classics that are amusing.

I quite enjoyed the playgroup thread and over heard thread
"I'm 10 metres dilated=foof the size of channel tunnel." That made me laugh

The spray painted a pidgeon thread makes me laugh too "is that you Dave?" grin

Some are just not funny. The replies in the squirrel thread was more amusing than the actual thread itself.

whatdoIget Wed 01-Jun-16 22:42:19

Agreed

laidbackneko Wed 01-Jun-16 22:46:15

Just to clarify, the funny comment was not from the OP

laidbackneko Wed 01-Jun-16 22:46:47

X posted with nn grin

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 01-Jun-16 22:49:28

A lot is rubbish but the dinner party ones are gold. Read one for about th 10th time yesterday and my fave is the anal pils.

laidbackneko Wed 01-Jun-16 22:49:44

I meangrin the op of the squirrel thread, not you wellerr! blush

KatieKaboom Wed 01-Jun-16 22:53:28

It used to be a lot better. More selective. They shove any old rubbish in there now.

E.g. I thought the courgette one was lame and contrived, but it achieved a sort of cult status within hours.

NeedACleverNN Wed 01-Jun-16 22:54:17

Courgette one?

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 01-Jun-16 22:55:49

Agree. They are scraping the barrel when it comes to what goes in Classics these days.

laidbackneko Wed 01-Jun-16 22:56:21

I thought the original thread about the colleague throwing away op's lunch was quite funny, again more for the replies but agree that the courgette follow up was a limp lettuce

NeedACleverNN Wed 01-Jun-16 22:56:55

Is "my colleague hit me over the head with a courgette" the courgette one??

That's because it's a sequel thread to another one that was full. That's why it was cult status

thecatfromjapan Wed 01-Jun-16 22:57:14

I really enjoyed the centaurs thread, though. I'm assuming that went into Classics.

I think we were a bit too picky in the past, too. I can think of a couple of threads that have vanished into the ether that I wish had been preserved in Classics.

KatieKaboom Wed 01-Jun-16 23:00:09

It started as the mildly amusing tale of a wrongly binned sushi dinner.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_classics/2629482-My-colleague-has-thrown-my-lunch-in-the-bin

Then spawned a second thread of courgette pictures, cock jokes, IT bitches.. whatever?

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_classics/2631196-My-colleague-has-twat-me-over-the-head-with-a-courgette

I didn't really understand the need for this two part fridge-related thrill fest to be Preserved For All Time, but everyone but me seemed to be going mad for it.

Probably a sense of humour failure on my part!

KatieKaboom Wed 01-Jun-16 23:01:13

Xpost

squoosh Wed 01-Jun-16 23:02:41

I don't expect to find all Classics threads hilarious or fascinating and I do get a bit bored with all the people who have to keep banging on about how unfunny Penis Beaker was but I kind of agree OP. The Classics standard has definitely dropped.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 01-Jun-16 23:05:21

katie me too. Was never funny to start with (in my mind) is anyone going to read that back in 6 months and be entertained. Honestly? Mass hysteria and being part of 'something' a bit of fun, of course. Classic? No. (inmymiserableopinion) smile

squoosh Wed 01-Jun-16 23:05:52

The lunch thread is bemusing.

Hydroshield Wed 01-Jun-16 23:08:13

Not just you OP, although some of the older ones in Classics are amusing. Lately they just make MN look like it's a place for idiots or trolls.

The black bird in my bedroom was always a favourite of mine. Oh and Brian from Hull, but I'm not sure he actually made it into Classics.

squoosh Wed 01-Jun-16 23:12:42

I can't remember the exact title but it went something like 'if you're raising your kids in a different country to the one you were brought up in what things do you do that other people think is bonkers'.

Twas amusing and educational!

AuntieStella Wed 01-Jun-16 23:14:04

Classics is meant to be the best of MN.

I have a soft spot for EMIN's thread about fostering a baby with withdrawal symptoms that later spontaneously turned into her obituary.

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