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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 22 January, 2022, 07:53:21 PM »
The big surprise for me when I worked hospitality was visiting Australia (this is in '95) and seeing how well staff were treated over there ...

In my experience, this is true for all hospitality staff outside UK/US/Ireland. Most other countries treat it as a proper profession, whereas in these parts it's treated as an idiot's job for students. It's the equivalent of treating chefs as idiots who can barely work a microwave. And chefs are treated pretty badly anyways, hence all the alcoholism and drug abuse.

Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 22 January, 2022, 03:52:32 PM »
Hospitality is a real meat grinder Hawk, you have my sympathy and admiration. Your need to vent over mediocre* Marvel movies seems more justified.  I did sixteen years on and off, part-time and full-time, for crimes I didn’t even commit. Hard work is rewarded with harder work. I very nearly got trapped, be careful you don’t. It is the most under appreciated and underpaid trade there is.

*which is worse than being bad

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 21 January, 2022, 10:06:55 PM »
Spacialogical Mathemagics. Gravity doesn't work the same in Star Wars, it was such a long, long time ago that universal constants hadn't quite bedded themselves in.  It was all crazy like Pi being exactly three and quantum chromatography still in black and white.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 21 January, 2022, 10:37:15 AM »
His name was Robert Paulson

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 20 January, 2022, 01:17:37 AM »
Mare of Easttown

In which the lovely Kate Winslett shrugs off the Galbrush paradox and plays the kind of awful, alcoholic, self-destructive detective role that's normally reserved for middle aged men. As for plot, it's the kind of small-town murder mystery that could have easily been used for a season of Fargo. The kind of plot when whodunnit is less important than why-does-this-character-suspect-that-character-dunnit.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 19 January, 2022, 02:54:01 PM »
...I think we're supposed to accept it's the burns and scarring from the Sarlacc acid we saw in Ep1 that makes him look older (Temuera Morrison is 61).

Yeah, I think that's why they showed that instead of just putting "somehow Boba Fett returned" in a title scroll. It was good enough for Palpatine in the last movie, but it seems these boys at Disney+ have notions about themselves.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 10:22:05 PM »
Clearly the guy in this show is  some imposter  the sarlacc also swallowed, and I look forward to seeing this guy:

The one true Fett will reclaim his Helmet.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 08:06:14 PM »
I'd add Steve McQueen in a 'stang*  and BMW vs Citreon from Ronin to the list of great movie car chases. DeNiro really nails his performance as someone who knows they're driving way too fast.

*Edit: Shark beat me to it. I'd like to add those cars weren't doing controlled stunt skids, they were actually on the verge of sliding of the road.

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 17 January, 2022, 12:17:01 PM »
Then there's Dennis Quaid, who was in sci-fi classics such as Enemy Mine and Inner Space

Or possibly Doug Quaid, Arnie's character in Total Recall.

Also Colin Farrell's character in Total Recall.

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 17 January, 2022, 12:13:34 PM »
I'm pretty sure the top left one is a reference to the character Betty Draper from the popular series Madmen.  Below her is Star Wars' own Admiral Ackbar, whom many rappers would tell you is the original G. Then there's Dennis Quaid, who was in sci-fi classics such as Enemy Mine and Inner Space, followed by everyone's favourite Avenger, Da Bowman. At the bottom is the ambiguously gendered Commander Shepherd from Mass Effect. At the top of the next column is a reference to the Actor who played Geordie Laforge, none other than levAr Burton.

That's as far as I've got.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 06:58:35 PM »

 a movie younger me would have loved but man

I find myself thinking this more and more, about books, telly and films. I'm not sure how it makes me feel

I find myself thinking something similar, younger me did like this, but older me doesn’t appreciate this new version that’s been repackaged for a larger audience.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 01:21:12 PM »
The last marvel movie I watched was the one where Bobby California was a robot who tried to destroy the world after he went on the internet for five minutes. After that I realised I couldn’t really be fucked with these films and stopped watching them. I have heard the one with the big brother from Goonies is good, but the FOMO hasn’t got the better of me yet. Still, I wouldn’t go around telling people their fun is wrong. Like, I enjoy the Fast and Furious Universe, or the Double Eff U, if you will.

TLDR: I’m the best at watching movies.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 15 January, 2022, 03:12:01 PM »
Not to be confused with Shed 17

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 January, 2022, 04:56:01 PM »
Linking it to "the day before Prince Philip funeral" is a genius idea to remove any remaining support flag shaggers have for him.

On the other hand, if you're not a flag shagger, it just highlights how the UK has an elite class who are above the rest of us. No doubt the Tories were partying on the eve on hundreds of funerals (no doubt a higher than average number), that the bereaved had to pay for out of their own pockets.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 January, 2022, 04:28:06 PM »
I'm reminded of an Onion headline that went something like:

"Americans Predict Impending Dystopia as a Way to Cope with Already Living in One"

I wouldn't worry too much about a second American civil war. It won't last long unless these "well regulated militias" have access to drones and the like.

I read somewhere that if California, New York and Texas seceded, the remaining US GDP would plummet to third-world* levels. That may be an urban myth though.

*Technically Ireland would be considered third-world, being neither a member of NATO nor a signatory to the Warsaw Pact

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