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Games / Re: Freebies and/or bargains
« on: 14 December, 2018, 04:48:13 am »
Lego : The Hobbit currently free on Humble Bundle.

Full Throttle Remastered currently free on GOG.com.

Music / Re: Misheard lyrics
« on: 08 December, 2018, 08:08:40 pm »
A friend of mine, who moved to Greece when he was 13, used to insist that Def Leppard song was a metaphor for getting covered in dust on a building site.

I met him a few years ago for the first time since then, and reminded him of it. He hadn't changed his mind.

What he's done is taken this music video at face value.

Off Topic / Re: Christmas presents for the "children"
« on: 07 December, 2018, 07:48:42 pm »
Hammer horror as well.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 03 December, 2018, 06:44:28 pm »
The Predator, an alien, clearly represents hordes of migrants swamping the country, whilst the Harris Tweed represents your British cultural identity under threat.

You've been sleep-torying again.

Alternatively, the Predator represents the aristocracy who want to take what rightfully belongs to you so they can go grouse shooting or something.

General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 30 November, 2018, 04:22:18 pm »
Awhile ago it was mentioned a story called Thistlebone will start in prog 2111 but it has now been dropped from the roster.

I don't think it has. It's not mentioned in the "Episodes include" section, but it is mentioned in the text at the top.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 29 November, 2018, 06:40:26 pm »
EEEK! I missed that  :o

 never mind its where I live, but 'The "witches" held their covens on the Auld Kirk Green, part of the modern-day North Berwick Harbour area'  is at the end of my street!

Also Cumming's  aunt and cousins live in the town  :D

So does my brother, and the wifey wumman accused of being the 'elder witch' at North Berwick, (Agnes Sampson), lived just down the road from me.

There's a field and plantation near here that's officially known as the "Witches Syke", which may be due to her living nearby or could be because of some other witchy types unrelated to the North Berwick trials. The Lothians used to be crawling with them, the wrongly accused and otherwise. Most folk are oblivious.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 28 November, 2018, 09:03:17 pm »
That partly depends on if it's big enough to keep a small horse in.

Megazine / Re: Meg 402 - All Along the Watchtower...
« on: 27 November, 2018, 10:18:19 pm »
Has anyone else got a copy of the Meg with a bunch of the back pages mangled and big chunks of the corners torn off?  It was sealed in a bag and there's nothing wrong with the Carlos tribute floppy that was in front of it, so I presume it happened at the printers and just wondered if it was a one-off.
mine had a chunk out of the side of it before packaging by the look of it

...and the tribute floppy with mine has a small tear at the bottom of the first few pages. Definitely something gone wrong somewhere.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 25 November, 2018, 08:12:38 pm »
That's likely the first time Berwick has ever been mentioned in a televised episode of Doctor Who, so...score one for the home team.  :D (I live ten minutes from Berwick, so this was as exciting as seeing Sheffield was to some of you.)

Sorry to potentially burst your Berwicky bubble, but I think it needs pointed out that King James VI/I was likely referring to North Berwick, and not Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 17 November, 2018, 05:27:10 pm »
Made even more inappropriate by the fact that it was also an episode featuring a creature designed by a child who'd won a competition on Blue Peter, (intended to be gigantic and terrifying, but portrayed in the programme by Peter Kay).

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 12 November, 2018, 02:52:29 am »
I can't discount the possibility that I may have merely assumed it was a flashback so that it made a bit more sense within the narrative.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 01 November, 2018, 03:41:17 pm »
I always thought fun was where anyone could join in.  Not where some people get to play Lord of the Manor and shout insults at the proles, who are supposed to doff their caps in reverence.  Fuck it.  I'll see you in the funny papers.

Nobody doffs their caps (or bunnets) around here. People usually join in by chucking insults right back at the insulter.

But, like other folk are saying, if you're personally offended by a word, then I'm not going to argue that it's not offensive.

(ye'll not get me to stop posting pictures of Groundskeeper Willie though, even if his accent is horrendously inaccurate)

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 31 October, 2018, 11:54:55 pm »
Nope. I don't think it's anything remotely like that.

I've actually worn a kilt and ruffled shirt in real life, for a start.

(I was a toddler at the time and it wasn't by choice, but still...)

I also currently have a haggis defrosting in the fridge.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 31 October, 2018, 11:01:54 pm »

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