An Index Thread for the Culture & Current Events section…
These are just some of the threads that have appeared in the Culture & Current Events section (was ‘Off Topic’) since 2003 - and so a fair few quality threads may have fallen through the cracks for inclusion in here…
(and some ‘lesser quality’ threads may have made their way to this Index too) 😉
The Index Categories:-
• News & Current Events
• Historic Events (mainly from before 2003 / the OT•com existed)
• Science, The World, & Beyond…
• Theory, Philosophy and General Ponderings
• Annual Events / Calendar / Diary
^ There is no longer any political discussion allowed on the site as of late 2018… as repeated requests and warnings from the admin & moderation staff to try and keep things civil… went unheeded.
If there is a thread in the ‘Culture & Current Events’ section that you’d like to suggest to be added to this Index then please post it below - and which Index Category you think it’s best suited for.
Please also let us know if you see any errors, broken links - or have any other suggestions etc, below too - thanks.
Massive kudos, respect, thanks and many positive waves to yhwx for creating and maintaining his quality & exhaustive ‘Off Topic’ Index thread (back when Off Topic was just one section) - upon which much of this Index is based on - and can still be found here:-
The Index Thread for Franchises, General Human Endeavors, and Other Discussion Threads 👍 ✊
An Index Thread for the Media section…
An Index Thread for The Cantina section…
The Unofficial but Totally Awesome OriginalTrilogy.com Interactive Holocron (Beta version) - here in Off Topic
Classic LOL Moments in OT.com History - here in Off Topic
Off Topic is now three separate categories - in The Cantina
The “Help me find that thread” Thread - in The Cantina
News & Current Events…
Current Events. No debates!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic thread (2020 thread)
The Jolly Death Star Herald (post positive news articles in here)
Saddam Hussein Captured - a 2003 thread
Evil Empire… - a 2004 thread
Fahrenheit 9/11 - a 2004 thread
911 - a 2010 thread
US troops abuse Iraqi prisoners - a 2004 thread
Secret CIA prisons - a 2006 thread
terror in london - a 2005 thread
terror plot in London(foiled) - a 2006 thread
About f**king time (Abu Hamza Jailed) - a 2006 thread
UK Being Hit Hard - a 2007 thread (and not hit hard really)
Large explosion in downtown Oslo, Norway: confirmed to have been a bomb - a 2011 thread
Boston Marathon Explosion(s) - 2013
Virginia Tech shooting - 2007
Finland school shooting - 2007
NASA Shooting - 2007
Gas Prices - a 2004 thread
Hutton Report and the BBC - a 2004 thread
Asian earth quake and Tidal Wave - 2005
katrina - 2005
Make Poverty History - 2005
What the Hell is Going on in France? - a 2005 thread
Avian Flu - a 2005 thread
Oil Storm - a 2005 thread
To Folks in the European Union (France vote on the Constitution) - a 2005 thread
Steve Irwin DIED!!! - a 2006 thread
Brazil - a 2006 thread
Canadian Government falls! - a 2006 thread
A Frightening Possibility (possibility of microchipping humans for ID purposes) - a 2006 thread
Jesus Cartoon controversy - a 2006 thread
Colony Collapse - Why are the bees dying and what is the impact? - a 2007 thread
Mother arrested for leaving children “unattended” - a 2008 thread
Soldier Shoots Dog With Smoke Round - a 2008 thread
US Soldier Throws Puppy Off Cliff! - a 2008 thread
Cop Attacks Skateboarder, For Calling Him “Dude” - a 2008 thread
Deputy Dumps Man from Wheelchair to Check Disability - a 2008 thread
Rally To Restore Sanity - a 2010 thread
Doctors not seeing kids without vaccinations - a 2011 thread
Relief for Japanese Earthquake victims - a 2011 thread
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 - a 2014 thread
Ray Rice - American Football Star (in trouble) - a 2014 thread
Happy Beer Day, USA! (04/07/2015) - 82 years since then of Prohibition (this may be a drunken claim 😉)
What you can do about COPPA - a 2019 thread
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
A general Sports thread: news, results, funny, inspiring, weird, controversies, gestures etc… - a 2018 thread
Pro/Anti Sports Discussion
2004 Summer Olympic Games
London 2012, Olympics
2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games
2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
BaseBall talk - a 2004 thread
OFFICIAL MLB THREAD
2010 MLB Playoffs
Who is interested in an OT.com Fantasy Baseball League?
The 2011 OT.com Fantasy Baseball League - Han Homered First
NFL - a 2004 thread
NFL - a 2005 thread (and most current)
NFL SuperBowl - a 2005 thread
Super Bowl 2011 Commercials [was Adorable Star Wars VW Commercial]
Superbowl - a 2013 thread
NFL Super Bowl LII (2018) - everything but the game.
NBA - thread has some potential…
2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four
Hockey Talk - a 2004 thread
The ‘New’ NHL
The Stanley Cup Finals
The Masters - Golf
American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown!!! - Horse Racing
Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
World Cup 2006 thread
World Cup 2010 thread
World Cup 2014 thread
World Cup 2018 thread
UEFA Euro 2008
UEFA Euro 2012
Historical Events (mainly from before 2003 / the OT•com existed)…
The Historical Discussion Thread: All Discussion Pertaining to History is Welcome (Formerly Also: “Historical Events Corresponding to the Current Date; Posted Throughout 2014”)
Most Influential… inventions or discoveries
Rarely Talked About But Entirely Awesome Historical Figures thread
Could you answer Klaatu’s question: 'Who is the greatest thinker?
Most Influential Person
RIP Rosa Parks - a 2005 thread
Heart Breaking Moments - a 2004 thread
The worst era in human history
evilest men of earth - a 2004 thread
Remember Remember The 5th of November - Guy Fawkes plot of the 1600’s
MOVED THREAD (Guy Fawkes Day)
A Big Debate for the New Century - Intelligent Design vs Evolution…
A Date Which Will Live…in Infamy - Japan attacked Pearl Harbour
Nukes - a history of…
Chernobyl (a must read!)
NOVEMBER 9, 1989 (Fall Of The Berlin Wall)
Science, The World, & Beyond…
An Environmental & Ecology thread - (with links to other similarly related threads on the OT•com)
Colony Collapse - Why are the bees dying and what is the impact? (2007 thread)
Warming to Cause Catastrophic Rise in Sea Level?
Nothing Matters Anymore. Climate Change/Global Warming Will Drive Humans To Extinction In A Matter Of Decades
The Value of All Terrestrial Life
If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
Electro-Magnetic Thread - inventions and discoveries
Nikola Tesla museum?
Faster than the speed of light - a 2007 thread, with a prediction of sexbots…
The Astronomy thread (with links to other astronomy related threads on the OT•com)
Pluto is no longer a planet - a 2006 thread
The Space Program
“We copy you down, Eagle”
About the moon landings
Congratulations, Atlantis - a 2006 thread
Seas on Mars? - a 2005 thread
Curiosity landed on Mars! - a 2012 thread
Challenger disaster Super 8 home movie footage released - a 2012 thread
Moscow Soon to Be Lone Carrier to Space Station - a 2008 thread
N.A.S.A. NEWS: A “ROAR” FROM OUTER SPACE RECORDED!!!, ORIGIN OF SIGNAL A MYSTERY - a 2009 thread
NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers a World Orbiting Two Stars - a 2011 thread
Five Planets Visible Across Evening Sky - a 2004 thread
The Great American Solar Eclipse, 2017
Meteor explodes over Russia - a 2013 thread
But why isn’t the world flat?
Theory, Philosophy and General Ponderings…
The Universe from First Principles (Warning: Philosophy Ahead)
The Philosophy Thread - Where Serious Questions “May” Be Discussed
Zero or Hero - A Discussion about Objectivism vs Subjectivism
Open-Eyed Thinking (Exploring Uncomfortable Topics)
The Controversial Discussions Thread (Was “The Prejudice Discussion Thread” (Was “The Human Sexuality Discussion Thread” (Was “The Homosexuality Discussion Thread”)))
I’m a feminist!
Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman) - 2018 thread
The high functioning autistic thread
The thread where we make enemies out of friends, aka the abortion debate thread
Lets talk about abortion - a 2009 thread
a story about the sad state of humanity
Animal Rights Extremists
God Bless The USA
American Attitudes (foreigners welcome)
Do You Have A Gun?
Violence VS. Non-Violence ~~~ Debate
A Chronicle of American Police Brutality - a 2018 thread
Leading To War
The $$$ spent on the war on terror
Did DKR warn us about recent “False Flag” shootings?
Don Imus and the race issue thread
Brilliant Article about ‘white guilt’
UFO’s & other anomalies … do you believe?
Do you believe in aliens?
Do you believe in ghosts?
Anomalous phenomenon thread
The Conspiracy Theories Thread (was: 911 Conspiracy theories)
“Back and to the left”
Religion - a 2011 thread
Religion - a 2007 thread
Why Can’t We Respect Other Peoples Beliefs? - a 2010 thread
The merits and shortcomings of religion, spirituality, and non-belief
Ask the member of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church AKA Interrogate the Catholic 😉
Ask the member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AKA Interrogate the Mormon
you meen hes a…mormon?
Ask the Muslim! (a.k.a. interrogate the Muslim)
Warbler’s Christian thread.
The debate anything posted in “Warbler’s Christian Thread” Thread
Church Experiment (Was: Want to Read The Bible)
Pat Robertson does it again
CNN: God’s Warriors
The difference between fanatic Muslims and Christians…
Are Muslims really trying to take over, or are some people just suffering from Islamaphobia?
Ask the Jew
The Scientology Thread (was: Ask the Ex-Scientologist Anything)
Scientology is going down
The Un-Funny Truth About Scientology
Prayer requests, Anyone?
Ask the member of the Church of the Theologically Uncertain AKA Interrogate the Agnostic
Ask the godless heathen - AKA Ask An Atheist
Ask the non-member of all churches AKA Interrogate the atheist
The Atheism thread
Some Random Bullshit I Don’t Approve Of (was: Dom’s Atheist Thread)
Satanic Panic! - (A Thread For All Things Satanic)
HAPPY SATAN DAY!!!
Your Friendly Guide on Belittling Your Neighbor’s Beliefs
The Religious Political Weather Thread
Annual Events / Calendar / Diary…
Happy New Year! - 2004
Happy New Year! - 2011
Happy New Year!!! 2018!
Happy New Year! - 2020
Happy Birthday [Fill in the Blank]!
Chinese New Year - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year)
Happy Ground Hog Day! - 2010
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day - tba… (https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/mother-day)
What are you giving up for Lent?
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
April Fools Pranks 2004
April Fools/Easter 2018
Memorial Day traditions? - 2012
Happy Memorial Day! (2016)
VE Day (Europe) - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_in_Europe_Day)
Victory Day (Russia & many ex-Soviet states) - tba… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Day_(9_May)
Ramadan - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan)
Happy Father’s Day
What my kids gave me for Father’s Day
Happy Canada Day!
Happy 4th of July! (2016)
Happy 4th of July (2017)
An idea for Halloween…
Halloween Costumes '09 through '012 (was Costumes '09)
Halloween Costume - a 2013 thread
Halloween Costumes? - a 2005 thread
Happy Guy Fawkes Day!
Happy Life Day (17th November)
Divali - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali)
Veterans Day (US) - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day)
Remembrance Day / Armistice Day (UK & Commonwealth) - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day)
Remembrance Sunday (UK & Commonwealth) - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Sunday)
Happy Thanksgiving!!! - 2004
Happy Thanksgiving!! - 2007
Christmas / Holidays / Hanukkah etc
Happy Holidays! - 2013
Hanukkah - tba… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah)
Christmas Traditions and Santa’s Friends REQUESTING HELP FROM UK CITIZENS, SEE PAGE 4 - 2012
A Christmas Carol Adaptation Discussion Thread
Favorite Christmas Songs
What do you want for Christmas? - 2017
Christmas (Holiday) Gifts - 2004
what did you get for xmas this year? - 2005
Get anything for Christma- I mean, for the holidays? Brag here! - 2011
Twelve Days of Christmas - 2015
A Christmas Message - 2003
Merry Christmas everyone
Merry Christmas - 2006
Merry Christmas - 2008
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Merry Festivus! - 2011
Merry Christmas! (2014)
Merry Christmas! (2017)
Merry Christmas (2018)!
Happy Boxing Day/Feast of St. Stephen/Second Day of Christmas (2017)
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