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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 07:21:11 pm »
But surely the right to trade is an essential liberty?

But surely the right to change topic is an essential liberty?

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 15 November, 2019, 03:32:55 pm »
As for me, I only recently twigged that Major Arcana's name comes from Tarot cards.

That happened to me some time in the last few days.

(Coincidence? Or Illuminati mind control through chemtrail manipulation of the collective psyche?)

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 03:28:08 pm »
I remember when the news folk kept pronouncing "lulzsec" as if it was a German car maker, rather than something that was set up for the lulz.

On the other hand, a student was having me do a questionnaire about vaping yesterday and I didn't understand most of the terms. I kept thinking of The V.C.s.

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 14 November, 2019, 03:13:20 pm »
Let Me In
I never watched that one, having heard not great comparisons with Let the Right One In. Did you watch both? (Edit: Having looked around, it seems the movies are basically identical, and so not watching Let Me In would be more down to redundancy than quality.)

I have watched both - but as Let the Right One In was 2008, I had to go for the remake to get it on this list. I think the original is 10/10 and the English-language remake is 9/10. I still think that the remake is the best horror movie of 2010.

Really, it's been a great decade for horror movies - if you skirt around the exploitative shock and awe of things like the centipede movies.

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 14 November, 2019, 05:23:45 am »
2010   Winter's Bone
2011   Young Adult
2012   Moonrise Kingdom
2013   Nebraska
2014   Birdman
2015   Mad Max: Fury Road
2016   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2017   Dunkirk
2018   The Favourite
2019   Booksmart

Best Horror Movies:
2010   Let Me In
2011   You're Next
2012   The Cabin in the Woods
2013   Warm Bodies
2014   The Babadook
2015   What We Do in the Shadows
2016   10 Cloverfield Lane
2017   Get Out
2018   Mandy
2019   Midsommar

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 November, 2019, 10:16:16 pm »
Occam's Razor neatly puts that nonsense to bed, doesn't it, Shark?

These conspiracy theories are entertaining, in a way, but they're such fluff.

I saw that Tony Robinson show where he walks around Britain, and he was in the pub most local to the crop circles - which gets quite a bit of crop circle related tourism. The guy who made the crop circles sits in the pub and explains to people how he did it: and they still think it was aliens.

It's like religion - some people just like to believe fluff. (Or pretend that they do.)

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 November, 2019, 09:05:53 pm »
Hoisted by my own petard, I now don't know if anyone's posting actual news or just jokey nonsense.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 November, 2019, 07:08:28 pm »

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 November, 2019, 03:44:11 pm »
Another example of the corrupt, biased, Ministry of Truth style BBC trying to trick us with doctored images:

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 November, 2019, 10:54:58 pm »
Wouldn't it be more worrying if The Sun was a trusted news source? A sign of the end times, that.


During the last US presidential election, the BBC news front page had something ridiculous like 10 images of Trump - all smiling victoriously (this is prior to the voting taking place) and about 2 of Clinton looking grumpy and aggrieved.

I doubt that the BBC was directly manipulating the message - but I think their algorithm was just scooping up lots of Trump stories and hardly any Clinton ones. I'm not sure if a human selects the images: but it's always an image that reflects the story content - so unhappy if something bad has happened to them, jolly if it's more upbeat.

The end result was that the front page looked terribly skewed in favour of the Orange Scunthorpe.

General / Re: How do you read yours?
« on: 12 November, 2019, 07:13:02 pm »
My favorite prog reading experience was when I lived in Scotland still, and I'd get myself set up at the back window of my flat overlooking the garden, with a cuppa.  Such lovely.

Now it's all PDFs.

(I remember when it was all paper round these parts etc.)

Events / Re: JOCK SQUAD XMAS PINT 2019
« on: 12 November, 2019, 07:09:16 pm »
I definitely won't be there, due to small matters such as the Atlantic ocean.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 November, 2019, 07:05:28 pm »
Well, we all make mistakes.

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 12 November, 2019, 06:59:19 pm »
Thanks for the kind words - very buoying. Naming stages is fun, and having a re-skim of the old progs has been interesting. 

I'd completely forgotten the ending to Shadows, and would have imagined it to be much more upbeat (like in Hollywood). Instead they went for the double-twist.

I'm also trying to switch off my prejudices about certain strips and give a neutral account, but some things (*cough* Dry Run) make that difficult. They have a bit in that where some horsemen attack the heroes in one frame, but are skeletons in the next. Oops. Nobody has come out in defense of Dry Run, but usually there's a Squaxx for every thrill.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 November, 2019, 03:59:59 am »
Looks just like Charlie Chaplin!

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