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General / Re: 2000ad characters and their accents
« on: 26 October, 2021, 10:24:06 PM »
Two guys at my high school were turned down for RAF flight school based on their accents (according to the feedback they were given). Something about the air traffic controllers not being able to understand accents. This was late 80s.

I'm not sure how accurate their reports were - but it seemed to fit my understanding of military wank.


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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 26 October, 2021, 10:14:15 PM »
To be honest, Shark (and not targeting you here, but rather the argument), that's the problem with the BBC's entire article.

Of course it's not okay to try to force people to have close encounters with any genitalia that they don't want to have close encounters with. But that's a no-brainer.

The article (or those interviewed for it) are saying that "they want me to do such and such" and "they called me a transphobe if I wouldn't agree to such and such". But - this is just instigating a moral panic, because it's such a no-brainer in the first place.

It's the same as "if we let trans people use the bathroom they feel most comfortable in it means that evil trans people will assault women". Moral panic about a no-brainer.

It's not okay for anyone to dictate sexual terms. It's not okay for anyone to assault people in bathrooms. Attaching either debate specifically to trans people is bigoted, paints them as evil and therefore effectively is transphobic. The nature of the debate is transphobic.

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 26 October, 2021, 06:52:51 PM »
There was a running joke in Curb Your Enthusiasm, where Larry would be forgiven by "the lesbians" during "their meeting", or sent to Coventry, or whatever their latest decree was.

Dave Chappelle seems to think that there's a trans committee that he can invite for a chat: "To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience ... But you will not summon me."

It seems he also thinks that they're wizards.


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The article linked by Hawkmumbler is a really weird one. There seems to be some confusion over whether or not people can be forced to have sex against their will. I think that's already covered by rape legislation - there's no need to make it a debate focused solely on lesbians, trans folk or any other group.

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Way too many examples of people saying "they" to describe what must be a group of people with differing views and opinions as if they're some kind of hive mind.

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Black Siddha

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So, my Judge Death data suggests this is mostly My Name is Death plus The Wilderness Days - some Wagner and Irving goodness from the the noughties.

Countering that is some Durham Red alternity dipping from the Dabnett droid that I'm not sure even belongs under its own banner.

My vote goes to Judge Death.

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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 25 October, 2021, 10:29:55 PM »
Marvel Studios' Eternals | Final Trailer - looks super-boring AND has an Ikea advert right there in the trailer.

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There's a lot to be said for being able to follow a narrative, so it's American Gothic for me, even though the promise of the set up felt as if it wasn't quite realized in the fuller story. 

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Past Imperfect launched Dandridge with Antiques Phantasma in prog 1409, but otherwise was just a re-labeling of Time Twisters (probably).

Necrophim was difficult to love, but I rated the third series - it had more action. I was never quite sold on the aesthetic of Satan in a top hat, but then at least it wasn't a rinse and repeat of all that came before.

Artistic merit here has to sit with the stronger narrative (and I can save my Dandridge vote for Dandridge):

Necrophim

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 October, 2021, 06:43:58 PM »
Talking of Star Trek pron ... Commander Riker demonstrates his sexual prowess by coupling with a starship: Commander Riker Manual Docking

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 October, 2021, 03:01:54 AM »
Well, either I was being genuine (in which case I wasn't criticizing the original post) or I was being sarcastic (in which case I wasn't criticizing anyone's looks). You seem to have it that I was doing both at the same time, which is a strange reading.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 October, 2021, 12:51:24 AM »
Plus, I don't find her sexy.

This is exactly the problem I had with Nosferatu! He was fugly as fuck! And not in a good way. And The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - wtf? If they'd managed to get Robert Redford to play Tuco they could have changed the title to the The Good, the Bad and the Hawt, clearly improving the movie and culture at large! Sophie's Choice? More like Sophie's a Munter etc. etc.

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General / Re: 2000AD Sci-Fi Swipe File
« on: 24 October, 2021, 10:56:29 PM »
Here's your image:


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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 October, 2021, 05:53:18 PM »
I just read a quick review of Threads, and I might watch it some other time! As it came out in 1984, it reminds me that I took my dad to see Blade Runner ('82), and he complained that it was too depressing. He got his revenge a few years later by taking me to see When the Wind Blows ('86). Blade Runner's rather jolly in comparison.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 October, 2021, 05:04:33 PM »
Scum - a tough watch that meanders a bit as it becomes less the story of Carlin and more the story of the borstal system itself. I'd call it essential cinema, but not for the faint of heart.

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General / Re: 2000AD Sci-Fi Swipe File
« on: 24 October, 2021, 04:08:15 PM »
"a handgun with selectable ordnance keyed to self-destruct if touched by an individual who is not the proper owner"

Oh, man! Even the destruct mechanism is cribbed.

I feel far fewer guilts about my various acts of minor plagiarism now.

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