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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 19 March, 2018, 04:38:58 pm »
There is no snow here.

That is all.

General / Re: Tharg
« on: 16 March, 2018, 09:29:38 am »
At least one, I should think.

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 13 March, 2018, 04:03:04 pm »
What a beautiful day for sticking a cucumber through the Vicar's letterbox and shouting, "the Martians are coming!"

« on: 13 March, 2018, 12:24:42 pm »
Well done, BCB, a deserving winner! Enjoy yourself at the convention and try to get a few writers to support our beloved competition while you're there! Enjoyed all the entries this month - thanks, everyone, for sharing your talents.

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 12 March, 2018, 09:38:01 pm »
It's what he would've wanted.

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 12 March, 2018, 06:36:30 am »

What a beautiful day for putting on a fez, running into a funeral home and shouting, "Just like that!"

R.I.P. Ken.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 12 March, 2018, 06:32:04 am »

That's sad. Only two comedy acts have ever made me literally ache with laughter, Laurel and Hardy, and the King of Knotty Ash. The world has become a markedly less tattifilarious place. :(

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 11 March, 2018, 12:39:18 pm »
Without doubt my favourite Robin Williams movie is Mrs Fire.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 10 March, 2018, 01:00:56 pm »
When I drove for National Express what seems like three lifetimes ago now, the mantra was, "to be late is an accident, to be early is a sin."

The times I've sat at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere, with huffing passengers, waiting for a precise time and knowing that from now on I'm going to start falling behind and finish late are without number. Well, six or seven times at least.

Anyway. Yes. I agree, buses should never run early. We are bus drivers, we live for the 001 South, we die for the 001 South.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 March, 2018, 09:09:51 pm »
Darkest Hour. I was amused to note the production company "Perfect World" in the opening credits, because that's what this film is - or rather, it's a perfected world. It's essentially a cinematic version of a myth, and as such I think it does a decent job. The performances were all top-notch and the settings convincing. Like Dunkirk, this film spoke to me on a human level. Putting all my anarchist notions and disdain of authority aside, I found this study of The Great War Leader Story quite satisfying and even a little thought-provoking. I liked the way the political world and the wider world were portrayed as being apart from each other. TL:DR - Darkest Hour. Much to enjoy. Captain Fantastic. And next, a film that speaks to my disdain of the state. Vigo Mortensen lives in a big teepee in the wilderness with his flock of kids. His wife, their mother, dies and her father takes charge of the "normal" funeral, banning Vigo and the kids from attending. But old Vigo's an anarchist and has taught his children everything from Plato to mountaineering via music and logic so they decide to gatecrash the funeral. It's an anarchist's view of the ideal family and family life. Now, that's all well and good but in the end the film had no bite. Anarchists visit the state and don't like it very much so they steal a body and go home. This is the main problem with anarchist fiction; it's extremely dull because everyone more or less rubs along in a cloud of good intentions and mutual respect. It's a fairly decent portrayal of the ideal, though, even if it doesn't really go anywhere. TL:DR - Captain Fantastic. Not entirely pointless.

Film & TV / Re: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
« on: 09 March, 2018, 07:42:55 pm »
Heh. Well, at least there's one old celebrity not associated with touching.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 09 March, 2018, 12:28:08 pm »
Answer the door naked and holding a plucked chicken. The caller soon goes away.

Film & TV / Re: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
« on: 09 March, 2018, 10:28:42 am »
I should imagine that Spidey's bodily strength allows him to push his shod feet against a wall whilst sticking to it with his hands.


Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 09 March, 2018, 10:08:00 am »
"S'okay, nothing to worry about."

"Really? Wow, that's a great relief, thanks."

Close the door.

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