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Messages - Hawkmumbler

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Film & TV / Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« on: 31 July, 2021, 05:09:05 PM »
In spite of Richard E. Grant being well in the money, as the kids say, appearing in a woeful Star Wars film and a half decent episode of an otherwise middling MCU show, the man has to his credit expressed genuine interest in giving his version of the Doctor another shot. In all but the sense of self respect it would be a step backwards for the chaps career but still, i'd love to see him be given a third second shot.

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Film & TV / Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« on: 30 July, 2021, 10:54:39 AM »
Would we want another super fan to take up the head writer mantel or no? Either way, if he was game, Reece Shearsmith gets my vote to step up to the plate.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 July, 2021, 10:53:05 AM »
ANOTHER ROUND

More movies should end with Mads Mikkelsen doing a solo dance number.

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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 23 July, 2021, 10:47:23 PM »
What I want to know is this, where does the flexible work option leave industry workers who can't comply with that option? Hospitality workers, retail staff, transport crew. What perk can we expect to receive for the added risk and continued daily grind while other industries offer some form of safety net, both financially and from the virus?

Less people commuting should, in theory, lead to a less unpleasent commute for those who can't work from home. Not a huge win admittedly and it will almost certinaly be unevenly distributed.

Alas I work at Manchester Victoria, one of the major public transport hubs for the NW, and can only attest at how especially in the last few months the traffic has actually got WORSE than it was pre-COVID. And now less people are wearing masks, get ratty when you ask them to show respect and distance to other patrons, and in general have returned to treating customer facing roles just as (if not worse) poorly as they had before. And I could get sick off any of them at any time. It's a woeful, terrifying situation to be in.

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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 23 July, 2021, 10:59:31 AM »
What perk can we expect to receive for the added risk and continued daily grind while other industries offer some form of safety net, both financially and from the virus?

That's a question you'd have to ask your employers. I know it seems unfair, but "Because we've got a shitty deal, everyone else should have to deal with the same shit as us, whether they need to or not" isn't a great position to take, TBH.

Oh no no, please don't misunderstand me. I was directing my concerns more at the lack of general care from society at large and absolutely at the government for failing to enforce any appropriate and mandatory reimbursement for the risk incurred. That wasn't meant to target anyone on this thread, or office workers in general, for any position their employers have taken in mitigating the spread of the virus among their employees. My apologies, I didn't emphasize that enough.

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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 23 July, 2021, 10:38:48 AM »
What I want to know is this, where does the flexible work option leave industry workers who can't comply with that option? Hospitality workers, retail staff, transport crew. What perk can we expect to receive for the added risk and continued daily grind while other industries offer some form of safety net, both financially and from the virus?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 July, 2021, 09:47:06 AM »
John Woo never fails to deliver.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 21 July, 2021, 07:41:01 PM »
Tories deserve to be shot politely asked to be better people in the street.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 20 July, 2021, 08:51:23 PM »
Ah. I see we've reached 'checks notes' the "Antivaxxers comparing themselves to Rosa Parks" stage of the pseudoscience dystopia...

Somewhere Andrew Wakefield is polishing his monkeys paw smugly.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 20 July, 2021, 09:04:43 AM »
I'm sure that seething, festering pool of burning ocean in the gulf of Mexico is entirely because we weren't using enough paper straws.

The shifting of the narrative onto personal responsibility has always been to downplay the catastrophic role unchecked capitalism has on the environment.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 17 July, 2021, 10:51:42 AM »
ULTRAMAN TRIGGER

The latest addition to the long running TsuPro saga debut last week, with the second episode dropping this morning and so far its an incredibly fun send up to the 90's era of occult story lines and Lovecraftian influence. The joyous approach to camp that permeates Toku is the perfect antidote to the dry, almost embarrassed tone of recent corporate cape movies.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 17 July, 2021, 10:39:45 AM »
THE ODYSSEY

There's truly not a lot I can say about antiquarian masterpieces, but listening to Anton Lesser soothingly describe the eviscerations of man at the hands of the Locus Eaters is probably the best thing I could have listened to on my commutes. Really must pick up those Fagles tomes someday.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 July, 2021, 10:43:20 PM »
Disney Par Excellence.

Maybe just don’t watch the movies, then…? No one is forcing you to…

Morbid curiosity and a forgiving nature all too often get the better of me.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 July, 2021, 05:41:34 PM »
In contrast I watched Black Widow and in spite of hysterical moment where Florence Pugh gets yanked backwards by a very visible wire after some laughable monosyllabic exchanges with Johansson, found it thuddingly dull and wearysome. Disney Par Excellence.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 July, 2021, 11:19:05 AM »
Definitely one of those rose tinted case where the glasses are beginning to drop. I remember 10 years ago you would be driven out of town for daring to say any Donner movie was a bit rubbish.

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