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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 08 February, 2019, 10:37:45 pm »
BBC link: Albert Finney, 82

News / Frank Quitely on Radio Four right now
« on: 06 February, 2019, 09:09:35 am »
Only Artists - after having been broadcast live, will probably be available for 28 days.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 05 February, 2019, 10:12:37 am »
The Brass Sun story "Motor Head" has got to be named after the legendary band though, at least.

And yet, aside from the band, the only other famous Motor Head seems to be a fella from Frank Zappa's band.

Originally Motorhead was a song written by Lemmy while he was in Hawkwind (the subject of which is speed).

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 February, 2019, 02:05:37 am »
Just rewatched Shaun of the Dead for the first time in years.  Great film, shall have to dig out There's Something About Mary (the 2000AD prequel/trailer).

Games / Re: Warhammer 40K Conquest magazine
« on: 02 February, 2019, 12:43:27 pm »
I've never got WH, either, but of late I've noted a lot of white supremacists on that there internet seem to be into it, so I presume it involves fighting factions of orcs dedicated to eating soy products and/or propagating feminism.

Nah, that's the Eldar ;)

Or they've had to go to something that greatly divests from reality in order to find something analogous to their toilet philosophy.

Well, the Empire is based on Termight...

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 February, 2019, 12:43:39 pm »
Well, that's a bit of a shocker. 57? That's no age to go. Sorry to hear of his departure. I think he did a version of 'An Accidental Death of an Anarchist' which I listened to on Radio 4 extra excellent as I recall.

I can never hear Roxanne by the Police without thinking of Jeremy's rendition...

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 February, 2019, 10:16:39 am »
Jeremy Hardy, 57, cancer.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 31 January, 2019, 01:08:48 pm »
So long as a Scottish exist from the UK could extend to Lancashire and Yorkshire, Westminster don't give a stuff about us either.

Have a feeling that Lancashire and Yorkshire aren't a politically great fit for Scotland, certainly not regarding the referendum.  A better fit would be London (just because Westminster is physically surrounded by the city, doesn't mean the MPs there have anything in common with Londoners).

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 31 January, 2019, 12:58:13 pm »
Great US character actor Dick Miller has passed away;


Was just watching Gremlins 2 the other day (following up from Gremlins at christmas - one of the two must-see christmas films).  Always wonder about the character of Murray Futterman - his overt racism seems like it should be a set-up for something later in the film, but it never happens.  Don't remember him appearing in Terminator.  The article says he's the pawn shop owner, so I'm guessing that's where Arnie gets his gun?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 30 January, 2019, 10:13:34 pm »

I've just found out that a man I've known all my life, who was a friend of my Dad's and whom I've worked for on and off for over forty years, an awkward, contradistinctive, opinionated and prickly old bastard much like myself, committed suicide this morning.

Sorry to hear that, Shark.  I've been through the experience of losing friends to suicide too many times.  I can only imagine how much the feelings are amplified when the person has been a friend of the family, workmate and part of your life for so long.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 January, 2019, 09:35:48 pm »
Leaving was going to leave the UK with all the benefits of Switzerland and Norway.  Nope.  There'd be an extra 350 million available for the NHS. A lie owned up to the very day after the referendum.

Owned up to?  I remember the Fromage interview where he denied he'd ever endorsed the idea - in my book a denial isn't the same as taking ownership of a lie :-(

Bendy bananas, fishing rights, blah blah blah: all bollocks.

A second,  informed referendum makes democratic sense to me.  If you still want to fuck yourselves over the second time around,  knock yourselves out.

Unfortunately Johnson's made-up bendy bananas lie is still believed by far too many people.  Information is placed in front of them and they wilfully ignore it so that they don't have to face up to their mistakes.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 January, 2019, 09:31:54 pm »
So, sensibly, there must be a middle ground on re-voting stuff.  The argument being used currently for a second referendum (either for Brexit or Scottish independence) is that time has passed and things have changed.  Like science, politics should be allowed to advance with new knowledge. 

Though with science, if it was found that the test conditions were falsified and that there was a secret source of funding from an interested party (cigarette companies, car manufacturers, etc), the results would no longer be considered valid.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 January, 2019, 08:46:24 pm »
To refer back to bias; the most recent Brexit vote is, wall-to-wall, being described as a victory for Theresa May. Laura Kuenssberg using her objective, BBC hat, describes it as an 'Unconventional Win'.

Literally all that's happened is they've said go back and get a deal. It's only a win against the Conservative party itself. We're still exactly where we always were with the EU, and really exactly where we always were in Parliament.

For all those people who cry out for an Opposition thats worth talking about, I think the real issue is that this is how monumentally shit the Conservatives can be and still be described as winning.

Tell me about it - one report I heard on radio news compared the latest votes to the 432 to 202 defeat and the way they reported yesterday's vote made it sound like the exact same issue had been voted on with May's government winning 317 to 301...  I genuinely thought I'd completely missed news about the vote being re-run.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 January, 2019, 03:37:39 pm »
So unless you're happy for people to go hungry and for diabetics to die, go and do a bit of reading.

I humbly bow to your superior logic.

If you weren't a regular on this forum, I'd have said you're just trolling at this point.  You've admitted you haven't done any background reading on this, yet you're spouting wild claims.  They're not suggesting you bow to their logic, they're just suggesting you do a little research next time.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 January, 2019, 02:08:44 pm »
Are European farmers going to refuse to trade with British markets because our servants in Westminster can't find a way of cutting their servants in Brussels into a piece of the profits?

Depends if they want to go to prison for smuggling or not.

Is it going to become unlawful to trade with the UK? I very much doubt it.

Doubt as much as you wish, it would be unlawful to trade with the UK without following trading laws.

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