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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 01 March, 2020, 08:49:58 AM »
I think I've read somewhere that it's moments like that which inspired Dredd (and other hard-line police from Wagner) in the first place...
All that's coming up on Google is page after page of The Bling Ring, which is irrelevant, but...

About thirty (?) years ago there was a comedian who was burgled, and the feelings from that event was used in the creation of a show, so there's plenty of precedent for these things to spur on works. Pretty sure that at least a few of the revenge movies of the eighties could trace their origins back to a real crime their scriptwriters suffered as well.

More darkly, A Clockwork Orange was written after Anthony Burgess's wife was raped by deserting soldiers. 

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 29 February, 2020, 07:40:16 PM »
Well said, that girl.  She's a force to be reckoned with now; I hope in a few years she'll be even more powerful.  And the US has proved that being 'on the spectrum' is no barrier to becoming the most powerful person in the world.

Meanwhile, I've read the comments below thejournal.ie's article about her recent speech in the UK, and it seems that a huge proportion of Irish people think she's either no longer relevant or just out for self-promotion. Anything other than face the truth that she's angry at our generation for fucking the world up for hers, and she's right to be.

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 29 February, 2020, 04:38:31 PM »
Sorry to hear about your bike JBC. It's moments like that where you could exact Dredd style just on those sort of pricks.

Hope you recovery quickly, Funt. But only as quickly as you want.

Cheers. I console myself that I've managed to save enough in the meantime to buy another one straightaway (which I put a deposit on yesterday, and is newer and with less mileage than the stolen one). This time three years ago I could barely afford to eat - I was regularly queuing up with the homeless at closing time at the hare krishna restaurant for 1 euro leftovers.

And yeah, Funt, I said it before but I hope you're enjoying your downtime.  Genuine sick days are the one time you can feel righteous about shelving responsibilities for a while and not doing anything all day.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 29 February, 2020, 12:38:25 PM »
What. The fuck.

I really hope someone does time for this.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 February, 2020, 03:30:14 AM »
But it's NOT FREE! We'd pay through it through HIGHER TAXES! And if someone can't afford private healthcare, fuck 'em; they shouldn't have decided to be poor in the first place. 

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 28 February, 2020, 01:22:01 PM »
One bed in a triple bunk in Dublin City centre is going for 475 a month, while Fianna Fáil cry about a rent freeze being unconstitutional.  If I didn't have the boat I'd be homeless.

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 28 February, 2020, 06:46:06 AM »
Second motorbike stolen in 8 months.
Did you have a GPS tracker installed?

I don't even know if I should make another insurance claim after making one 8 months ago, when the same model of bike was taken from pretty much the same place.
Definitely make a claim - you paid for the policy, so make use of it.

It is probably something which I should discourage, but... if you catch someone in the act of stealing your vehicle, no matter what it is - from a BMX right up to a yacht - you should make them regret being born. When (if) they ever go before a judge they'll merely be given a telling off, then set free to go do it again.

No GPS tracker I'm afraid - next bike will though, for sure.

Normally I have no time for violence, but the following story gave me a smile. A friend of mine saw a courier leave his bike unattended for a second, during which time some shitbag jumped on it and started cycling. He'd forgotten that bike couriers are fit as fuck, and the courier easily caught up with him on foot. 

The courier smacked him in the mouth, sending him flying face-first onto the road.  As he lay on the ground bleeding he started shouting garbled threats about suing for assault, to which the courier laughed and said something like 'you won't find me', and cycled off.

Also, best of luck with the recovery, Funt, and enjoy your time off!

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 27 February, 2020, 11:20:29 PM »
Thanks a million! Much appreciated. I'm feeling grand, just annoyed, but will PM you tomorrow anyway.

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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 27 February, 2020, 11:14:14 PM »
as some of you know Ive had a bit of a shit run the last 2 years but life looks to finally be turing round Ive saved my brother's home and care package, Ive got my bills under control and I even found a stupid rare CD set ive been after for 5 years also £60 off because even thro the 6 CD's and one DVD were still sealed the  seal round the set was missing, the set arrived today and the seal was round the outer box so I guess I got a discount because the shop made a mistake. and as a added bonous I caught out my botheres sochil worker being a incompant twat and used evidence to prove how he fucked up and chost my brother £1700 best bit seeing as hes at fault if he cant fix it his deparment will be lible for the money he chost my bother.

Glad to hear it. Yeah, you've had a rough time of it lately - onwards and upwards!

Also,  you'll always be the first person to coin the term 'arsom'.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 27 February, 2020, 09:58:58 PM »


I've been in touch with my old boss (actually an attractive young Chinese lady) in Beijing who told me things are worse there than we're told.
:o Is she okay? And how much worse are things than the already-horrific news stories?

She believes it's a conspiracy to attack the Chinese government.
We can't rule anything out at the moment, but the list of possible aggressors isn't very long. Only NK really stands out as being capable of anything, and it is highly questionable that they have the technological capabilities to do so. The notion that it is a conspiracy is somehow scarier than it being random bad luck.


Therein lies the conceit of all conspiracy theorists.  As Alan Moore says, we're rudderless.. We're fucked.

As for my boss, she's fine, physically; just very scared and, I'd imagine, depressed.  Maybe it's just worse than I thought- I didn't realise how long people were being confined to their homes, nor how quickly whole communities were being infected.

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 27 February, 2020, 08:46:22 PM »
Aye. Fortunately I've since saved enough to buy a new one, but bang goes my emergency savings account.

EDIT - This thread really needs to be in the Off Topic part of the forum. Any chance the mods could move it? Cheers

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 27 February, 2020, 08:45:03 PM »
First confirmed case of Corona in Northern Ireland.  Jesus.  I've been in touch with my old boss (actually an attractive young Chinese lady) in Beijing who told me things are worse there than we're told. People haven't left their homes for weeks and get everything delivered, and entire blocks are being infected through their water supply.  It all sounds very Block Mania, with a touch of Have You Seen the Mushroom Men.

She believes it's a conspiracy to attack the Chinese government. I didn't feel it was appropriate to bang on about Occam. On the vague offchance that she's right, the conspirators are doing a fine job.

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 27 February, 2020, 07:46:11 PM »
Second motorbike stolen in 8 months. Pricks. Cut through a heavy duty chain with an angle grinder. I don't even know if I should make another insurance claim after making one 8 months ago, when the same model of bike was taken from pretty much the same place.  I'd love to angle grind the scumbags who took it.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 February, 2020, 04:54:58 PM »
Stewart Lee hasn't died, but he did do a bit that drives political correctness into health and safety.

I went to see him in Leicester a couple of weeks ago. Christ, he was magnificent. He also resurrected that old health and safety / political correctness routine for the new show.

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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 23 February, 2020, 09:26:08 PM »
I'd take the Karl Urban uniform every time, without hesitation.  Up until that film I'd been of the opinion that the bigger the eagle and pads, the more iconic the Dredd (Jock's version being a particular high point for me) but the 2012 movie version was nothing like that and still looked amazing; and was probably the only way a Dredd-like costume could work for a real street cop.

The Stallone one just looked weird; all spandex and polished gold.


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