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Messages - shaolin_monkey

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 January, 2021, 04:06:03 PM »
I’m sorry to hear that Sheridan.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 18 January, 2021, 12:00:31 AM »

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Leigh Gallagher

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Henry Flint

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Mike McMahon, although it’s close. If Ranson had done a cover with monkeys on it, that might have swayed it.

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Cliff Robinson

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Kev O’Neill

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Ron Smith

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Cam Kennedy

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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 13 January, 2021, 06:06:31 PM »
My god, this season is just fantastic, isn’t it? Caught up with the last two episodes last night, and was blown away. So much great stuff going on!

If I was to compare it to the other sci-fi shows I watch with any regularity I would put it just below The Mandalorian and WAAAAAY ahead of ST: Discovery!!

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 09 January, 2021, 08:04:15 PM »
Looks like he’s changed his mind. Or was lying in the first place.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 09 January, 2021, 04:46:30 PM »
“A bee-killing pesticide so poisonous that it is banned by the EU may be used on sugar beet in England, the government has announced.”

*slow handclap*

Thank you Tory morons - as well as interrupting imports of fresh produce into the U.K., you’re now going to ensure a crash in pollinators so we can’t even grow our own!

How many own goals is that now? A few hundred thousand?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bees-kill-pesticide-insect-sugar-neonic-b1784693.html?fbclid=IwAR0dRHFbbzAhhQIl_GG6PAEFuRZSE8KYV6zy166y5FnsxWdVzC66mvsyhoM

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 09 January, 2021, 10:50:37 AM »
Yeah, preserving beautiful countryside is definitely a plus. Ireland isn’t called the Emerald Isle for nothing!

The U.K. has the same kind of double-standards. It crows about how it has cut emissions around the Union, but that is largely because it has exported its industry - the emissions are happening elsewhere while we still enjoy fast fashion, the latest technology, etc etc. Again, false economy re CO2, the only solution to which is that the U.K. learns to consume less, and learn patience again rather than this NOW NOW NOW economy we’ve landed ourselves in.

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Film & TV / Re: Endlessly Re-watchable
« on: 09 January, 2021, 10:41:44 AM »
Great to see Dredd getting a mention! God only knows how many times I’ve rewatched that now.

My lists are very similar to many here:
Aliens
Robocop
Empire Strikes Back
Ghostbusters
Raiders of the Lost Ark

...and also Spinal Pap, THE greatest, if you will, rockumentary of the sights, the sounds, the smells of one of the hardest working rock bands in the world.

Infinitely watchable, infinitely quotable, and a springboard for so many famous ‘documentaries’, including The Office. Apparently Martin Freeman and Gervais had to make a pact to stop talking about Spinal Tap, such was its influence on their filming.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 09 January, 2021, 10:32:26 AM »
That is great news in one way, bad in another. It’s great peat is being conserved, because it is a great carbon store as Funt mentions. And we need carbon stores like never before!!

But it’s being imported?! That’s really bad - first of all it means a carbon store somewhere else is being eliminated, AND a shitload of fossil fuels are being burnt to get it into Ireland.

So in terms of reducing overall CO2, a ban on using Irish peat, yet still allowing other peat, is a massively false economy!!

If the Irish government is as serious as Andrew suggests the smoky fuels, perhaps even those imports will soon be a thing of the past?

 

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