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Messages - Mister Pops

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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 25 October, 2022, 09:52:36 AM »
Them Americans can no talk english good like what we does.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 22 October, 2022, 09:25:39 PM »
Maybe Quantum Leap has the answer*: Whenever Sam leapt into a body, he was essentially doing a Freaky-Friday** with his victim subject across the space-time continuum. So you could go back and swap your brain with your teenage self, and redo things better; but all your current friends and family would wonder why you've gone all gormless and surly. Or assume some form of alzheimers.

*Lets be honest, when does Quantum Leap NOT have the answer?
**Again, never not relevant

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 22 October, 2022, 09:11:34 PM »
See, if you could go back and insert your now-mind into your younger self, then you're effectively stealing the body of your younger self and therefore effectively murdering them.

Should this be on the philosophy thread?

That brings in a time paradox. Since you've killed your past self at whatever point of time, you lose all experience and knowledge beyond that point, so effectively nothing would change.

In fact, this could have already happened to you and you would have no way of knowing.

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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 20 October, 2022, 08:46:33 PM »
Coming out of a triple bill at the flix ...

So you missed Liz's entire tenure as PM?

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 18 October, 2022, 07:55:53 PM »
Durham Red Dawn

And its sequel, Strontium Dog Day Afternoon

Stickleback to the Future

Indigo Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Al's Baby's Day Out

The Ballad of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Babe Race 2001: A Space Odyssey




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Film & TV / Re: GoT: House of the Dragon
« on: 17 October, 2022, 11:31:06 PM »

Another good episode, I thought. Reminding me a bit of I Clavdivs - which is high praise from me.

The veteran end of the cast really seem determined to steal the show back from Matt Smith in the last couple of episodes.

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 17 October, 2022, 11:07:54 PM »
And that video of re-edited audio made me think of thon

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 17 October, 2022, 10:39:10 PM »
Wait…

Are we talking about the Elvis temple or the Paul Simon world music project?

As if the two could ever really be separated.



Groovy

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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 17 October, 2022, 07:47:49 PM »
I’m getting the impression that Liz Truss’ legacy will be obscure pub quiz facts.

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 17 October, 2022, 07:10:57 PM »
Wait…

Are we talking about the Elvis temple or the Paul Simon world music project?

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Film & TV / Re: LotR: Rings of Power
« on: 15 October, 2022, 06:46:20 PM »
Overall I thought the series was quite good. The pacing would be my main complaint., It didn't exactly hit the ground running, and it has been using mystery-box-bullshit as an unnecessary crutch. I didn't buy the Halbrand is Sauron theories because I thought they were dumb. I still do.


I'm now swayed into thinking that The Stranger is actually Saruman, he makes that very Gandalf like comment about following your nose but the actor has a slight wonk on his nose which is very similar to Christopher Lee.


Nah, it's Gandalf. They're setting up the origin of his affection for Hobbitses. I'm fine with it just being another one of his weird wizzardy quirks, but Star Wars has taught us that if you're doing a prequel, you have to throw in a few pointless origins about things nobody really wondered about. I wouldn't be looking for clues from the actor's physical appearance. Elrond and Galadriel don't look like they're supposed to Hugo Weaving or Cait Blanchett.

Speaking of whom, I'm coming around to this Galadriel now, but not telling Elrond Halbrand was secretly Sauron? I can't tell if that's stupidity or pride or some combination thereof. I'm already not looking forward to the scene where all is inevitably and predictably revealed and there a big hoodoo.

No Durin, Disa and the Dwarves. BOOOOO!

 I could have done without ten minutes of teary harfoot goodbyes.

Everything else is great. The magic fight was fantastic, the bit with the staff spinning was straight from The Fellowship's magic fight between Gandalf and Saruman. But like Columbo, there's just a few little things that bother me, and that drags it down to quite good.

Half a billion dollary-doos for quite good.

Not helped by nothing in this fantasy show being as epic as that scene in the other fantasy show where an aul' lad hobbles up to his sword nest.

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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 14 October, 2022, 09:26:55 PM »
I've seen it compared to the show from which this was originally spun off. The one with the jowly guy* that fought both nazis and alcoholism, but I feel too many people are willing to overlook all the racism and misogyny because of the witty, well written dialogue.

I think you've missed the point of this Truss character Funt,  she's intended to show how no virus** is as deadly as an incompetent public servant.

*that, weirdly enough, sells car insurance in dog form now
**the (quite dull) focus of the last few seasons

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars: Andor
« on: 14 October, 2022, 05:10:13 PM »
Did anyone else get GTAV vibes from the soundtrack during the heist?

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Books & Comics / Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« on: 13 October, 2022, 09:50:47 PM »

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Film & TV / Re: GoT: House of the Dragon
« on: 13 October, 2022, 08:50:45 PM »

... Paddy Considine is INCREDIBLE in the role of Viserys.


This cannot be overstated, an absolutely amazing performance this week. Really struck a chord with my experiences of thran elderly relatives in palliative care.

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