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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 08 January, 2021, 11:37:33 AM »
After the events of the last few days, I heartily recommend In Search of a Flat Earth by Folding Ideas, a 75 minute video essay on why people believe absurd things...


Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 02 December, 2020, 06:21:38 PM »
You're wasting your time.

Prog / Re: Prog 2207: Welcome to the Clownshow
« on: 17 November, 2020, 10:37:03 PM »
Can someone explain to me what's hapening with the mercenaries in Skip Tracer? I don't mean the complete lack of logic, but just the numbers...

There have been three mercs in every scene until now - Generic Human, Bad Guy Spiderface, and Ugly McNulty.  Last episode, Nolan shot Ugly McNulty and let the others escape, only to immediately decide to set another trap...

We then see Generic Human, Bad Guy Spiderface, and Ugly McNulty being led into the trap... but Ugly McNulty is already there, apparently being mind-controlled by Nolan in a strangely posed scene which is immediately rendered pointless.

Am I miscounting characters?  I've i'm wrong about this, who knows what else I could be wrong about?  Maybe Nolan is actually an interesting guy?

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 11 October, 2020, 11:22:26 PM »
"Sjw values" that define all art?  " Woke approved" hormone levels?

Bloody hell.

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 10 October, 2020, 10:20:36 AM »

Thought Police: Are we allowed to query people who query "woke"?

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 09 October, 2020, 07:32:33 PM »
What are the "SJW values" that artists have to pander to, beyond not being hateful to minority groups and women?

Even being hateful, although out of fashion, is so welcomed by a vocal minority of consumers that there's definite money to be made in the field.
 Swathes of bigots make a fortune by telling their audiences "I'm not allowed to say this...the Woke will come after me.".

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 09 October, 2020, 03:50:36 PM »
I can understand why people might want to treat others with basic decency, but can't they do it in the privacy of their own home rather than shoving basic decency down our throats at every opportunity? Can't turn on the TV nowadays without getting a face full of mutual respect and not calling for genocide. I blame the BBC.

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 07 October, 2020, 05:46:25 PM »
one of the biggest arseholes on Twitter

Said arsehole has managed to get himself represented by a rather big PR firm with contacts in government and major media outlets, resulting in a few too many articles.  The money is coming from somewhere.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 04 October, 2020, 03:12:48 PM »
I've been reading The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, which was based on study of ethical decision making from people across the political spectrum.  The findings were basically that people on the left tend to not really care about things like tradition or respecting authority, but put a lot of emphasis in fairness and making sure people are protected from harm.  For right-wingers, tradition  and "purity" are much more important ("Sov-rin-tee!/build a wall!"), but their interest in the wellbeing of others extends tends to only go as far as their ingroup. They care deeply about the other members of their team, but much less about "others". 

So many people in the Republican inner circle quickly finding out that the Trump inner circle consists of Trump.

Prog / Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« on: 20 September, 2020, 06:35:31 PM »
Hookjaw is Barry Penge!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 16 September, 2020, 05:46:47 PM »
Right, stop this silliness and pay attention.

Scotland's covid contact tracing app has been downloaded 900,000+ times in the last few days.   If you're a person in Scotland and you own a phone, get it downloaded.  Not only will it help in preventing the spread of this dastardly virus, but everytime the app is downloaded Matt Hancock looks more incompetent.

Carry on.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 08 July, 2020, 05:51:54 PM »
JK Rowling loves freedom of speech and she will sue anyone who says otherwise.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 30 June, 2020, 09:23:50 AM »
Snowpiercer the TV show initially looks like its going down the same track (a pun!) as the film, then smartly going off the rails (another one!). Whereas the movies a lot of action, the series is a political murder mystery. The casting in the first episode is very clever.

Sir Alan Moore

Pat Mills is clearly an iconic figure who's done some fantastic work, but I've always felt a lot of his stuff was just aimed at filling pages, or even actively poor.  Moore hasn't produced anything less than excellent for 2000AD.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 May, 2020, 04:59:57 PM »
quick predictions before they wheel out Boris at 5...

Noble Dom has resigned, despite acting reasonably and legally.  He's been pushed out by an elitist media, who hate that the government is doing so well.  It's time to get back to the job of Getting Covid Done, so lets all put is behind us, and ignore the lies we told, and that we accused the police of lying.  Stay Alert, but only to the things we deem important.

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