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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 March, 2019, 11:52:56 pm »

Film & TV / Re: Leaving Neverland
« on: 14 March, 2019, 04:16:45 pm »
The part about Jackson taking James Safechuck to buy a wedding ring is definitely true.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 06 March, 2019, 11:40:13 pm »
I'm sorry - not making any sense.

You're making total sense. If all those Howard the Duck comics I read when I was little taught me anything, it's how to recognise an existential crisis when I see one. I'm not sure what advice to give you though, other than what Funt posted and also to avoid people with bells for heads.

I think you mean Super Ghost Hunters Simulator.

"ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!" - Richard and/or David Darling

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 06 March, 2019, 10:11:45 pm »
If you're worried about the apparent lack of afterlife/near death experience/cool hallucination, (delete according to personal belief system), I wouldn't. From what I understand, that can sometimes take a while to get started.

Codemasters released an actual game called "Ghost Hunters" back in 1986.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 February, 2019, 11:00:24 pm »
Witchcraft was often used as an excuse by the state and church to strip widows of their land and property. The nature of the witchcraft, regardless of its actual form, was imposed by the state's illusionists (legislators) in pursuit of this goal.

While I don't doubt that it may have been used as an excuse for such a purpose, I don't think it could really be argued that this was the case with the vast majority of witchcraft accusations. Most of the cases I'm familiar with involve people with very little land or property, but I don't want to warp the thread into a debate on the theology and folklore of the 16th & 17th centuries, (even if it would be more interesting), so I'll shoosht now.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 February, 2019, 09:26:36 pm »

The fact that witchcraft wasn't real didn't prevent people being burned to death. It's the blind belief in the simulations that's the danger, not the simulations themselves.

[Pedantry mode activated] Mostly not (kind of) real. Quite a lot of accused witchy folk's 'magic' potions actually worked and still work when prescribed by one of them fancy modern doctors they have nowadays.

Books & Comics / Re: Calvin and Hobbes and Tharg's Droids
« on: 07 February, 2019, 03:46:31 pm »
I always feel the need to point out that Hobbes is every bit as real as Calvin is, (what with Calvin being a character in a fictional comic strip and everything).

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 February, 2019, 05:24:28 am »
Alita: Battle ANgel. Simply stunning, a near perfect SF movie. Go see it in 3D as it's well worth the upgrade.

There's a very violent game called Motorball, and all I could think of when watching it was "Kevin O'Neill should draw this"

Haven't seen the film yet, but the original manga does get a bit 2000AD at times. Sometimes literally...


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 February, 2019, 11:01:10 pm »
Was in the charts more than twice. Bohemian Rhapsody was the UK Christmas number one (again) and selling a mental amount of copies the year before Wayne's World was out at the pictures, on account of Freddie kicking the bucket.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 January, 2019, 11:10:15 pm »
There was a story on Yahoo the other day about how Orkney was the best place to live in the UK. Shetland was voted second best place to live in Scotland.

The comments were full of folk saying something along the lines of "isn't it funny how all the best places to live in the UK are the places that haven't been 'culturally enriched' and have zero migrants swarming across from Europe."

Meanwhile, everybody in Lerwick was getting ready to celebrate their cultural heritage by dressing up in winged helmets and going on a torchlight procession to set fire to a longship.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 January, 2019, 12:35:45 am »
Does anyone else think that Farage is secretly crossing his fingers for a second ref? He seems to bring it up all the time.


Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 January, 2019, 11:33:39 pm »

Weren't they part of the Wispa Bar whisper ad campaign as well? Or did I dream it?

Think so. No.

Windsor Davies did another advert a few years later for Wispa Gold with his earlier self, (and that one's on YouTube).

Games / Re: Freebies and/or bargains
« on: 25 January, 2019, 11:23:49 pm »
Don't mention it.

Just noticed Deponia The Complete Journey is currently free on Humble Bundle (if you subscribe or have subscribed to the newsletter), but hurry if you want it 'cos there's only about 18 hours left to grab it from the time at which I'm typing this.

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