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Music / Re: Misheard lyrics
« on: 04 September, 2019, 12:06:32 am »
Don't want to start a new thread, but I am chuckling at hearing a Scottish commentator repeatedly refer to Boris Johnson as Maurice Johnston.

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Off Topic / Re: Friday chat - what's happening with you?
« on: 01 September, 2019, 08:24:47 pm »
I've been lost in an alcholic fugue since Friday: do on Friday (5pm-11.30pm), do on Saturday (2pm-8pm, then a bottle of wine); football this afternoon (11.30-5ish).

NOT a normal weekend.

I could do this week in week out... twenty years ago.  Now, I just want a cup of team and a mint club.

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Suggestions / Re: ‘Vote Dave’ tshirt please!
« on: 01 September, 2019, 08:21:50 pm »
Five

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Film & TV / Re: Wheel Of Time.....
« on: 26 August, 2019, 10:59:53 pm »
I saw the pilot just after reading the books and quite enjoyed it. Sure, it was made without a budget or care, but it was set before the books (at the time the previous Dragon was going nuts) and had a few nods to the books’ backstory.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 August, 2019, 10:56:42 pm »
Shazam.

No.

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General / Re: Trump and Judge Cal
« on: 26 August, 2019, 10:54:44 pm »
It’s just scary. Booth more than Cal, though.

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Books & Comics / Re: Millarworld forums
« on: 19 August, 2019, 09:40:58 pm »
Nope, but I'd guess Netflix closed them after they bought it.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2145 - Body Horror!
« on: 19 August, 2019, 06:20:50 pm »
No Prog today for me to read , or review - a big downer on Saturday

^^^^ same  :(

It's been at least four months since I got my subscription prog on a Saturday. Monday at best, often a Wednesday or Thursday.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 01 August, 2019, 10:20:14 pm »
I am little late to the party just finished series 11. I hoped that I would enjoy it but that was not the case. I will give the next series a go because I do think there is some protentional in the new doctor.

My biggest problem is the stories. It mostly feels dark and sombre (where is the fun and silliest gone?). The companions I do not care for at all. The companions are always an important part of the series. At least I liked Jodie Whittaker more than Peter Capaldi as the doctor.

This. The stories were awful. Example: why was the Dalek in three pieces, not one? I guess script editors aren't used any more

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Books & Comics / Re: Adverts in 2000ad
« on: 30 July, 2019, 08:13:12 pm »
I really want a treble treat!

I really want to be 25 years younger...

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Books & Comics / Re: Adverts in 2000ad
« on: 28 July, 2019, 03:42:50 pm »
Is that real? I have no recollection of such ads whatsoever, and own and read every prog from the 90s.

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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 27 July, 2019, 03:47:18 pm »
I'm their problem.

I will watch it until there is nothing I want to watch and then I will stop paying for it, until there is a body of stuff I want to see.

That means watching Power, then the end of Orange is the New Black, and then... well, bye bye until Black Mirror comes back, I guess.

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Off Topic / It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 24 July, 2019, 09:35:09 am »
Climate change. What's to be done?

Read an article this morning saying that we are on track for a 3 degree increase by the end of the century if carbon emissions do not peak in 2020 and fall by 2030. It also says we have 18 months to do something about it (ie the end of 2020) because any relevant plan will take 10 years to implement.

Otherwise, 25% of species face extinction and the eco-system is fecked.

I don't think anyone disputes that. Action needs taken. But what?

The real issue for me is that the silent majority are too self-centred and short-termist. I am not sure I care (I know I should, I really do) about the extinction of beetles in Peru. And I think I am a fair-minded guy.

Thing is, it's not the end of the world. It's really not. What it is, though, is the end of a way of life.

Surely, the way to kick folk up the arse to do something is to point out the changes that they will need to make, and how much worse things will be the longer we take to do anything meaninful?

Focus not on extinction (which is bad, but which most folk I talk to just don't get moved by). Focus on the price of prosecco, the loss of bananas, the inability to fly to Marbs, the hike in clothing prices as cotton becomes more expensive, migrants fleeing their new-desert homes, the cost/ lack of fuel. Make it relevant to the masses.

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Off Topic / Re: Marriage guidance for collectors of tat
« on: 21 July, 2019, 07:03:20 pm »
I sold an extensive collection of Star Wars lego to contribute £4,000 to a new kitchen. (Discontinued Death Star! Boxed motorized AT-AT!).

To be fair, it was a LOT of Lego.

Got no thanks for it.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 18 July, 2019, 10:39:22 pm »
Was having a play through Splosion Man for the first time and quite enjoying it, but some of the more random elements of the levels further in (I think I did about 20 levels) coupled with some control inconsistencies meant it got pretty frustrating. Hit a point where I realized I wasn't enjoying it so I've packed it in!

That's how I felt about it. Had a great time playing it one Saturday night (I remember it clearly, as my missus was out), but by the Sunday afternoon it was too hit and miss.

Just re-played Thomas Was Alone. Great little game.

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