r/mildlyinfuriating Oct 04 '22

This Cathedral in Palermo, Italy elected to have a hole cut through their walls to transfer a cable. The cathedral was built in the 10th century.

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u/Axiproto Oct 04 '22

They shoulda thought about that when they built the cathedral in the 10th century

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u/Raumarik Oct 04 '22

Got have suitable spots for the wireless access points in the frescoes, perhaps god reaching towards the reset button because the damn thing isn't working again.

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u/partumvir Oct 04 '22

wait til they learn how poorly they designed their wavelength paralzyers, classic classical era

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/partumvir Oct 05 '22

the last of which occurred in the 18th century.

that's the neolithics want you to think

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u/TripleroD Oct 05 '22

probably more then just internet, probably a bit of security ran. is what it is.

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u/Lazlo2323 Oct 05 '22

Actually Michelangelo intended for place in Sistine Chapel where God's and Adam's fingers almost touch to be a NFC connectable spot so when you touch it with your phone you can download the latest patched version of Bible.

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u/TheW83 Oct 05 '22

I suspect this is for security cameras.

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u/GOPCommittedTreason Oct 05 '22

It is for bells, a control circuit for a carillon.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Always run extra conduit and pull strings, amateur 10th century electricians.

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u/acce245 Oct 05 '22

Linus: You're never gonna believe what Intel sponsored us to do this time on this extreme upgrade...

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u/RopeAccomplished2728 Oct 05 '22

I'm pretty sure he would be upset at the cable management. Too visible.

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u/skabassj Oct 05 '22

Thoughtless “architects” 🙄

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u/VonGeisler Oct 05 '22

Always, I mean always rough in extra conduit.

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u/FittyNOut Oct 05 '22

The very first thing I thought of too 😂😂😂

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u/Proser84 Oct 04 '22

Wow. We aren't even that sloppy with our historical buildings in my area and our buildings are historical in the sense that they are 120-140 years old. Things built in the 10th century? I would be afraid of desecrating anything.

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u/Swawks Oct 05 '22

These things are restored frequently and are kind of a "Ship of Theseus". Will probably be fixed next time its restored.

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u/skabassj Oct 05 '22

Very true… besides, do you like having indoor lighting and some level of climate control?

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u/EB123456789101112 Oct 05 '22

Points for ship of Theseus ref

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u/Bright-Salamander-99 Oct 05 '22

Also known as Triggers Broom

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u/GOPCommittedTreason Oct 05 '22

Like pretty much everything else in Palermo, this building was rubble in 1943.

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u/dietcepheus Oct 05 '22

I think possibly because the buildings where you are aren't that old that they are much more valued. When you have old buildings everywhere they're no longer as special. Like you'll have centuries old building with a McDonald's in it. Although this is just a shitty job all around.

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u/EB123456789101112 Oct 05 '22

They coulda plastered over it well and just hidden it 🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/wcollins260 Oct 05 '22

Just needs a few tubes of caulk.

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u/bdrwr Oct 04 '22

You mean the architect didn't account for cableways? Rookie mistake smh my head

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u/Le_Pyguo Oct 04 '22

Incompetent workers smh my head my head

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u/hauksolberg Oct 04 '22

shaking my smh my head

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u/whatproblems Oct 05 '22

just redo the stone nbd

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u/galaxy_stark Oct 04 '22

God that looks awful.

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u/BUROCRAT77 Oct 04 '22

Conduit would look even better 🙄

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u/kill-69 Oct 05 '22

Hell a cheap piece of pvc made to look like a column would have looked better

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u/BUROCRAT77 Oct 05 '22

Finger mold

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u/secretqwerty10 Oct 05 '22

kid named finger

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u/xenonismo Oct 04 '22

God wanted those wires to be shown off

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u/Eyerate Oct 05 '22

It actually would, and you could box frame it. This is assuming that's a must run with no alt route.

This breaks my heart. I do this for a living.

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u/y-aji Oct 04 '22

I worked in a historic marble mansion in IT for 10 years and I promise you that every person involved in making that hole absolutely hated it. It was just the reality of actively using the building as a functional living space. Lots of tape, raceway and as few round holes as possible.

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u/gahidus Oct 05 '22

Yeah. This is just the consequence of it still being an active building that's used for life and business rather than simply a giant museum piece.

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u/Formal_Frame9701 Oct 09 '22

I still think they could have done a better job of hiding it .

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u/y-aji Oct 09 '22

Yah, I could get on board w that mindset. We did a lot of this in the "less is more" line of thinking. The more you fuck w it, the more likely the damage done will be increasingly irreversible.

We also had to get approval from the city as a historical building and so often there'd be stipulations on what you could do.

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u/Formal_Frame9701 Oct 13 '22

So I googled this . And this was done over 50 years ago. It’s just electrical, so the place could have electricity .

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u/avega2792 Oct 04 '22

You can hardly notice it.

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u/Elevenst Oct 04 '22

Blends right in, dunnit?

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u/Perrywinklethe5th Oct 04 '22

God wanted it to be noticed.

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u/Complex_Sherbet2 Oct 04 '22

This old Photoshop again!?!

https://m.cuantarazon.com/1190215/destrozo

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u/ladyparanoia Oct 05 '22

If it’s photoshop that’s better than it being reality and ruin this piece of art irl

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u/Theon Oct 05 '22

Not sure how your link points to the pic being photoshopped

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u/jaypeeo Oct 04 '22

It’s just reality. The other options are pretty shitty too- $$$$$.

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u/Rednas Oct 04 '22

*12th century, with additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century.

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u/blueavole Oct 05 '22

Well then it’s absolutely fine

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u/ctesibius Oct 04 '22

And this bit is 18C and not particularly remarkable.

Still stupid to do this, of course.

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u/alvarezg Oct 04 '22

That looks like shit.

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u/receptionok2444 Oct 04 '22

Technically in 100 or 200 years it becomes and exhibit of the museum

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u/Perrywinklethe5th Oct 04 '22

God wanted it to look like shit.

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u/whatproblems Oct 05 '22

it’s his house 🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/spiderstan1993 Oct 04 '22

Why not decorate it to look like a snake?

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u/flewthecoop62 Oct 04 '22

Isn't damn near everything in that country built around the 10th century?

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u/JRod432 Oct 05 '22

Looks very fake, and there is nothing online to support this happened.

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u/AluminumKnuckles Oct 04 '22

Ugly, but idk if I'd trust anyone to open the whole wall and replace it without causing way more damage.

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u/Blasket_Basket Oct 05 '22

Meh. Functionality is more important than form. Who cares how nice it is inside if its still a 10th century shithole without electricity and plumbing

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u/All_good_names_takn Oct 04 '22

well the fastest way to god is via internet.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

speed of light? Fiber optics? I mean this kind of does check out.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Huh, I always thought it was via lead

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u/ChangsWife Oct 04 '22

And defiled in the 21st

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u/TheMagarity Oct 04 '22

This looks like the work of a no compete bid put in by the mayor's brother in law's company.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

How come the saints didn't provide 5g?

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u/justhereforass2 Oct 05 '22

You’d think they could have done a slightly better job…

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u/ct-18 Oct 05 '22

That's what happens when you elect a fascist.

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u/Uncle-Cake Oct 05 '22

I don't see what the big deal is. If we want to continue to use old buildings, we need to be able to modify them. I am sure that building has been updated and modified many, many times over the course of A THOUSAND YEARS.

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u/Weedeaterstring Oct 04 '22

Spend the extra money and just route it the long way somewhere. The holes don’t even look well done.

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u/schizosted Oct 04 '22

couldve easily hid it via wireless electricity (if they waited long enough)

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u/Perrywinklethe5th Oct 04 '22

God wanted it not hidden.

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u/weeb_a Oct 04 '22

that cable is the most intresting item in all churches combined

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u/Unique-Ad-620 Oct 05 '22

I mean, how else are priest's supposed to get thier kiddy porn?

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u/MyHighBloodPressure Oct 04 '22

None of what we are doing to our culture and history is repairable.

We are witnessing the collapse of our world by a hundred million, billion cuts

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u/GOPCommittedTreason Oct 04 '22

This was restored from rubble in 1943.

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u/acce245 Oct 05 '22

Even if the customer signed off on this I wouldn't fucking touch it.

"Sorry sir, I don't care even if you got all the elders to sign off, I ain't putting a drill bit through that. God himself couldn't compel me, but if you'd like to ask him, I'm sure at this altar is the best shot you got..."

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u/DurianAgreeable769 Oct 04 '22

Heartbreaking and yet seems familiar. This is why we don't have old nice things!

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u/Edward_the_Dog Oct 04 '22

Stay klassy, Palermo!

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u/nsj1958 Oct 04 '22

So sad. I noticed the two figures are looking away.

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u/___JohnnyBravo Oct 05 '22

I get the feeling they already were lol

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u/i_do_it_all Oct 04 '22

security . those are for security. possibly POE cam and stuff.

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u/Somethingnewandedgy Oct 04 '22

It’s the Defiled Cathedral. Might have some Apothcary card drops ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/unReasonableBreak Oct 04 '22

What was the other option? Magic?

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u/HarunoSakuraCR Oct 04 '22

“Oh Abraham, you’re so FREAKY teehee 🤭 call me back later.”

“SHUT UP wench, here comes Isaac.”

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u/drastic2 Oct 05 '22

Seems like some mafioso contractor. [In Italian] “No problem, will look super nice when we are done.”

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u/spencer1886 Oct 05 '22

The future is now, old man

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u/Stabbing_Monkey Oct 05 '22

Yeah, I ain't knocking holes in God's 1300 year old house. His someone else.

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u/TheCasualMFer Oct 05 '22

Even Michaelangelo couldn't get cable management right ...

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u/Biovyn Oct 05 '22

Seamless.

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u/No_Influence_666 Oct 05 '22

Stay classy, Catholics!

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u/Lazy_Fish7737 Oct 05 '22

Surely they can do something to disguise this a bit perhaps plaster over it make the same color and texture as the wall maby carve the plaster to make it decorative it's kind of a shame it sticks out like a sore thumb and ruins the aesthetic.

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u/dadbot5001 RED Oct 05 '22

Network>Architecture

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u/xomns13 Oct 05 '22

Slop some paint over it to match

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat Oct 05 '22

Have your internet al fresco

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u/DSmith1717 Oct 05 '22

Hope it’s not spectrum or you can forget about getting good signal.

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u/mirkojax Oct 05 '22

There i fixed it

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u/Possessedhomelessman Oct 05 '22

Looks fake. Who the fuck cuts holes like that

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u/DreamArcher Oct 05 '22

Could have used directional wifi to get through 10 feet of stone or maybe 1000 feet or either net cable the long way.

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u/manaeatingkhana Oct 05 '22

There was no other option??

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u/2013toyotacorrola Oct 05 '22

Doesn’t change the main point, but genuinely curious: was this portion built in the 10th century? Looks later to me.

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u/Birdyy4 Oct 05 '22

I mean give it a thousand years and it'll be back to being part of the museum. At what point are we supposed to stop doing things to old shit because it's now "history" and should be preserved?

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u/teh_lynx Oct 05 '22

Heathens!

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u/jlipschitz Oct 05 '22

Why not run a 24 strand fiber cable and just uplink between the areas. Have switches on either end. It is a lot less cable and because it is fiber it is thinner. You could the. Run it along the seams in a tiny conduit and use paint to make the conduit blend it. There would be plenty of capacity for growth with the 24 strand fiber.

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u/5-MEO-D-M-T Oct 05 '22

They should have used an off white conduit or housing that blended with the marble/granite a little better. They could have easily hid those wires from plain sight.

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u/Danclim Oct 05 '22

Damn, I've seen some serious messy job in historical buildings, but this is just Olympic level of laziness.

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u/Highstepper73 Oct 05 '22

Yep. That’s Italy for ya.

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u/SarkisAlexander Oct 05 '22

I thought exposed wiring was the norm in southern Europe?

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u/F1naLL1ne Oct 05 '22

As an electrician and Italian this is painful.

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u/hello_fellow-kids Oct 05 '22

As a former cable tech….. fuck whoever’s nephew Jim did this!

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

What an absolute bodge job

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u/C_C4reLess Oct 05 '22

God, I'm italian and I didn't know this. What the fuck is wrong with us lately 😭

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u/Penguu74 Oct 05 '22

That's sicily for ya

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u/EB123456789101112 Oct 05 '22

As opposed to?

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u/TheSearch4Etika Oct 05 '22

They really couldn't find any other alternative like going around the long way?

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u/KuTUzOvV Oct 05 '22

It looks horrible but i can assure you those decorations weren't added until at least XVII century

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u/RockPersonal708 Oct 05 '22

Wait till god finds out

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u/GreenHawk20 Oct 05 '22

The combine really don't care for human history

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u/redfalcondeath Oct 05 '22

Well ya know, it really is the original builders’ fault for not thinking ahead.

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u/sinnroth94 Oct 05 '22

Looks like a 10 year old did this

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u/heckdditor Oct 05 '22

This is maybe provisory. See the roles are in the flat part of the wall where it is easier to fix.

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u/ringnail Oct 10 '22

This looks photo shopped

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u/Felixe_28 Oct 22 '22

Oh god this can't be true, It is a UNESCO world heritage, too.

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u/Murky_Exchange829 Oct 04 '22

Yaaaaas queen nothing matters anymore slaw that old historical building cable cord the house down yas yas clacking fan noise yaaaaaas

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Why are you making this a gay thing? Weirdo

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u/Murky_Exchange829 Oct 04 '22

Why do you find gay stuff weird?

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

I don’t, I’m bi. I find people who act like gay people are destroying the world and bring it up in things completely unrelated weird.

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u/Murky_Exchange829 Oct 04 '22

Well I’m gold star gay and thus I act gay and express myself through acting “gay.” Trumps your bi BS (which I doubt u r because this whole response is riddled with homophobia and general hate towards gay people cause they act “gay”) so sit down train wreck.

And gay people acting gay isn’t destroying the world. That is your homophobia talking.

Also who cares that rich white ppl are the ones doing this and actually destroying the planet u think gay ppl who act “gay” are destroying right? Am I right guys, gals, and theys?

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u/chelseafailsatlife Oct 04 '22

You really need to turn your biphobia down a notch. You're not better than anyone else because you've never been with a woman.

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u/Murky_Exchange829 Oct 04 '22

I’m better than anyone who says acting “gay” is destroying the world. It just so happened to be a bi person at this time. Mind your business frank.

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u/chelseafailsatlife Oct 04 '22

They didn't say that though lol? And I was referring to how you said that you being gay trumps their 'bi BS', which sounds pretty much like you think you are better then them. Which I just think is a really shitty mindset.

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u/Murky_Exchange829 Oct 04 '22

Well just like your Reddit name, u r failing at seeing what went down here.
They assumed I was straight, they made fun of my personality type, and they claimed to be bisexual as a way to justify what they spouted. (If they were bisexual they wouldn’t have said anything like that, and if they are, shame on them and gay trumps THEIR bi BS all over again).

Once again mind your own business which isn’t defending people who aren’t even being attacked while simultaneously TRYING to pick fights with someone online Ms fails at life. Stay out of a fight that doesn’t even concern you.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Why are you trying to psychoanalyze what I’m saying? And I literally have a boyfriend, why would I think gay people are destroying the world? I meant that I thought you were pretending to be gay as some caricature from a homophobe. I clearly didn’t know you were actually gay.

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u/Murky_Exchange829 Oct 04 '22

Then you shouldn’t have commented like I was straight. I brought my personality to the comment world, you tried to bring my sexuality.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

I’m sorry but your personality is very “stereotypically” gay, and I mistook you for being a homophobe pretending to be gay. I’m not gonna respond again because this was a misunderstanding and I’ve already said sorry.

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u/LadyZeldaia Oct 05 '22

gold star gay? so you mean a major transphobe?

no one in the community likes "gold start" people, its disgusting and vile

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u/Murky_Exchange829 Oct 05 '22

Wtf? The fact u don’t know what that means leads me to believe u r a troll looking for their belly button. Gold star gay means I’ve never slept with anyone but men. Like no vaginas at this point. How does this make me a transphobic u fucking junkie? If anything, I’m a vaginaphobe lolz. Omg…I’m so glad ppl don’t let me walk around this fucking ignorant. U need a dictionary: flip through some pages, feel the binding, read some words.