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Messages - Eric Plumrose

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Off Topic / Re: Chuggers
« on: 15 June, 2018, 04:06:48 pm »
When I was actively involved in a charity I used to carry a donation form for said charity folded in my wallet for just such occasions. By the time I finally had a chugger say she'd reciprocate, the sodding form fell apart when I opened it.

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Film & TV / Re: The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 24 April, 2018, 10:09:55 pm »
Throwaway comments do not a saviour make. But this is the problem with the two new movies, exemplified by that bollocks in THE LAST JEDI about using mind tricks to lift rocks. "Hey! That thing we jokingly mentioned in passing, earlier? No? Well, hellOHHHH anyway!"

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Film & TV / Re: The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 24 April, 2018, 02:34:06 pm »
Just completed my first rewatch and overall I didn’t mind the stuff that grated in the cinema such as:

Luke throwing away the light sabre, his overall attitude - basically that’s where he’s at

Didn't work for me simply because the movies at no point depict Luke as being the acme of Jediliness. His fall from grace felt anti-dramatic because it seemed an obvious ruination given his weakness as a character in EMPIRE and RETURN. I doubt this was THE LAST JEDI's intention but I can see it being justified in hindsight.

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Film & TV / Re: The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 16 April, 2018, 09:33:06 pm »
As much as I detest THE LAST JEDI I must concede it's a fitting tribute for Luke. He was crap a Jedi despite a promising start but he came through in the end. Bit like his dad.

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Film & TV / Re: Ready Player One review
« on: 15 April, 2018, 05:58:11 pm »
A certain 1995 Sylvester Stallone movie gets a nod among the various references.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 March, 2018, 11:19:36 pm »
They read the opiate of the masses, comics.

Truffaut had it drawn in Greek to elicit a genuine reaction from Werner.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 14 March, 2018, 06:37:28 am »
Stephen Hawking

A Brief History

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Film & TV / Re: Black Panther - Please add your review
« on: 13 March, 2018, 07:48:35 pm »
Formulaic but fun. And probably the best Bond film since THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.

In fact, now that I think about it, one of the things the Marvel movies tend to have in common is how well put-together the action set-pieces are — it’s incredibly rare to not know who everyone is, where they are and what they’re doing, even in big, multi-character action sequences. I’ve seen plenty of big budget action films in recent where that very much isn’t the case.

Sadly, my local Cineworld remains clueless when it comes to picture contrast. I very nearly walked out during the jungle rescue because it was an effort sometimes to discern just what the fuck was happening. Ditto the casino and the subsequent car chase. And the various cave-based ceremonies. Likewise the final battle on the train track. So basically anything underground or at night. Which pretty much amounted to half the fucking movie.

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 09 March, 2018, 09:30:17 am »
Cold callers who now open with "S'okay, nothing to worry about".

Wankers had me paranoid awhile I was scowling every time I answered the door.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 February, 2018, 10:02:12 pm »
Finally as well although no one likes hearing this, that applies to this discussion.  We were each raised (though perhaps some hatched) and shaped by our families, our community and our national standards.  That goes back to again, responsibility in raising our own and responsibility for community.  So really us (the barbarian savages) and you folks from the UK are speaking totally different languages from totally different perspectives... Besides the fact the conversation is difficult with the British not speaking English, by not having the same values and viewpoints raised so differently, it makes finding a mutual resolution difficult at best.

Outside perspective . . . bad.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 February, 2018, 08:37:27 pm »
Now I agree that the old standard of "he's nuts, shun him or lock him up" isn't right, but in the same vein of being a responsible citizen and good neighbor you would offer help, and if you can't help (more than likely), than you alert others in your community who can, if anything for simply the safety of the community let alone the individual.

There are a gazillion examples I could use, yet even the old standard (not ideal) of excluding a person or family from interacting with yours, socializing with others and so on was better than nothing.  AND that also applies to when one in your own family goes off the rails.  Your responsibility is to their well being, and the community.  It forced someone to either interact properly, or they didn't get to interact... No doubt making things worse for them, but, they didn't have an opportunity to interact, influence, right down to even reproduce.  Eliminate that societal buffer yet don't replace it with a better way of which their are many, and crazy does what crazy does.

Those with mental health issues are more likely to be a danger to themselves or themselves victims than a threat to society.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 February, 2018, 06:47:16 pm »
Ban guns, and they'll still find them.  Destroy all the guns, and they'll use something else...

Those pesky laws. Making bad things more difficult for people to do be they mad, bad, or just dangerous to know.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 February, 2018, 10:28:42 pm »
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Wow. Absolute gem of a film. Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson knock it out of the park. I haven't been as impressed with a screenplay treating such dark material so very lightly, and with so much easy, natural humour since Fargo.

Highly recommended!

It's a deft fillum, all right. As I recall, the only time it comes close to condoning anyone's actions is Mildred's firebombing the cop shop.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 February, 2018, 07:19:22 pm »

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