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Messages - Tiplodocus

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Games / Re: Pokemon Go app
« on: 07 April, 2022, 09:01:12 PM »
Where is Goaty?

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 07 April, 2022, 09:00:36 PM »
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars on my John Higgins's Dredd 3DS XL.

Pretty damn good for an XCOM lite. Not really a challenge unless you play it on hard. You always know you will win, it's just a question of exactly how. The Recon Banshee is overpower we d though and if you play her just right you can rack up massive kill streaks.

But what the actual foot? Russia invading Ukraine as a premise? Naw, that would never happen.

(Ok, it turns out Russia is being manipulated by extremist Imperial factions but still...)

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 04 April, 2022, 06:02:21 PM »
The Guardian and The Independent did apply some science to this supposed "advantage" Lia Thomas had and lo and behold it doesn't seem to exist. For one thing, transitioning is to female gets rid of loads of muscle mass.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 April, 2022, 07:35:48 PM »
Actually, some of the supporting cast. (Quatermain's local guides and bearers who actually have names!) are good.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 April, 2022, 07:34:06 PM »
I'm half way through a pretty lifeless Hallmark TV movie of KING SOLOMON'S MINES. Two handsome leads in Patrick Swayze and Alison Doody (though Swayze is phoning it in and Doody doesn't appear to know when it is set... to be fair to her, neither does the production team) and some pretty shots of Africa aside it has nothing to offer.

Possibly more relevant, by way of rabbit holes and connections, is "how did I end up watching it?".

I'd been looking at an old LXG comic and my Ray Harryhausen poster book last week. There was a great, if reductive,  poster for a ONE MILLION YEARS BC  and SHE double bill.

That got me googling SHE - a film I barely remember - and H Rider Haggard. I hadn't realised there was a SHE and Alan Quatermain crossover (coincidence with me looking at LXG) which took me to KING SOLOMON'S MINES wiki which mentioned this adaption and then when I saw it pop up on Amazon, I thought "This might be fun".

 I was wrong, obviously. Do other people arrive at film choices in terrible ways?

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 03 April, 2022, 09:48:26 AM »
You could get Will Smith for Giant. He'll be cheap to hire these days.

News / Re: Garry Leach, 1954-2022
« on: 30 March, 2022, 03:09:38 PM »
Aw that's awful. Loved his stuff especially in Warrior.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 29 March, 2022, 12:53:30 PM »
Refreshingly a proper apology. No weasel words immediately obvious to me and none of that "I'm sorry you feel that way..." crap.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 March, 2022, 12:45:43 PM »
Plus didn't they COMPLETELY steal the plot of Predator 2 for Batman vs. Predator?

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 28 March, 2022, 10:00:44 AM »
Pretty disappointed in this actually. I wouldn't put up with it from Jeremy Clarkson so I shouldn't put up with it from the Fresh Prince.

Violence never a good idea. Especially when the joke about Jada was based around GI JANE. Surely the obvious response is to tell Chris Rock "Suck my d!*k!".

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 27 March, 2022, 11:08:14 PM »
"Shit happens!"

Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 25 March, 2022, 04:45:03 PM »
Episode 3 and this is still great (despite the Picard childhood trauma thing... Still not referred to again).

Did they sack everyone from Season 1 and replace them with people that remember Star Trek could be fun?

Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 23 March, 2022, 07:10:14 PM »
Then I guess my work here is done.

Tiplodocus, did you get home after your breakdown? (I assume this wasn't another euphemism)

Actually I didn't. We broke down at night about 70 miles shy of Manchester so when they asked us where we'd like to be recovered to, we reckoned Manchester would have a big selection of garages who could repair the car under warranty. Not so. Nothing until mid April.

So we arranged to go back to Jockland where our local garage could fit us in yesterday.

Come Tuesday morning, thirty minutes before pick up, Green Flag (for it was them) called to tell us they had cancelled the pickup because policy states that a follow on pick up is limited to ten miles which they "generously" extended out to twenty

I took an extra day off work and called round every KIA garage in the area working out if they could take us and if they had room to have a car sitting until they could.

But no KIA dealer in that radius could fit us in until mid April.

Green Flag refused to budge and recover us back home despite their being no garages that could take us until April. "Policy says NO".

So now I'm on a train having effectively abandoned my car at a garage 250 miles from home. The garage will finally run a diagnostic on 12th April. So I might get the car back a week later.

Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 17 March, 2022, 09:20:48 PM »
I'm waiting for a breakdown truck!

Prog / Re: Prog 2272 - Future Tense!
« on: 15 March, 2022, 11:24:59 AM »
Loving Dredd and Brink. Warm on Kingmaker and Proteus Vex. Down on The Order. It's an anthology though so happy that others are getting five out of five.

Art throughout is outstanding though. Dies that even need to be said these days?

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