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Paid man to clean the gutters, because of my dodgy knee. He washed a blockage further into the downspout and I found it the other night when it was overflowing through the top of the basement door. So I created a catcher bucket out of a rubbish bin and an old length of hose, then dismantled the downspout in the darkness and the downpour, accidentally didn't break any of the things I dropped and with the help of a new neighbor managed to rebuild everything and drip off to bed.

This maybe belongs in the good news thread - all's well that ends well!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: Today at 04:37:20 AM »
See, I liked Ace Ventura and The Mask in 1994 - I was stoned out of my gourd and laughed like a drain, for that entire year. Or was I stoned out of my drain and laughing like a gourd. One or the other. But they haven't really aged well. Not the drains or the gourd: the movies!

Milstar's "preferably part 2" puts another weight on the side of the scales that are labeled with "troll", although I'm wiling to accept that we're just poles apart in taste and opinion on any issue or topic you can think of. Including gourds.

As for The Cable Guy, I think that works if everyone admits it's mis-genred as a comedy and is instead clearly a horror movie. Suddenly it's genius! Drain that, you foolish gourds!

Jim Carrey Speech At The Golden Globe Awards 2016

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 September, 2021, 05:45:53 PM »
The Truman Show - probably the best Jim Carrey movie (although there is some contention from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and an ever-relevant critique of religion, reality television, social media and capitalism.

Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 19 September, 2021, 01:25:22 AM »
Unfortunately, Mel never discloses what it is all about...

Almost as if he realizes that just openly spouting antisemitism isn't really acceptable.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 September, 2021, 10:20:32 PM »
The anti-abortion law in Texas prompted evangelical sky-god, death-cultists (i.e. Christians) to set up a web site where you could betray your fellow humans by naming and shaming them for attempting to access abortion health care. The idea is to try to get service providers and patients prosecuted. Then this happened...

How TikTokers took down a Texas anti-abortion site

General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 17 September, 2021, 04:51:13 AM »
A-Z updates

New Layout: separating [stories | dreddverse | features]
Updated to prog 2249, Meg 436 (completed series)
A-Z menu complete, but not all pages.

Project slowed down due to work commitments. Projected completion date: 2099.

Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 16 September, 2021, 02:35:14 PM »
As all the older squaxx descend into selinity … why is he called Judge Dredd? He’s not wearing a wig…

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 16 September, 2021, 06:01:54 AM »
I think it's a good resource, but has a crippled narrative because it's only allowed to say that everything was great all the time, even during the period when everyone agrees most of the stories were not great all the time.

Empire magazine is allowed to say when a movie doesn't quite work and give it one star. This is more like Disney reviewing Disney - it's all Mickey-tastic.

"Uh, everything under control, situation normal ... everything's perfectly alright now, we're fine - we're all fine here now, thank-you."

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 16 September, 2021, 04:40:29 AM »
"Tharg's Future Shorts" should just be "Future Shorts" - it's never had "Tharg's" in the title.

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 16 September, 2021, 04:35:13 AM »

Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 15 September, 2021, 06:56:17 PM »
More realistic hold, with ubiquitous drool spreading slowly across arm:

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 September, 2021, 06:49:12 PM »
The Full Monty
...I get more emoting from the grouting in my bathroom...

You may have a mold problem. The only thing I really remember about The Full Monty is that it taught me that woman can pee standing up. At least, I think that's a scene in that movie.


The Kiosk - a documentary about a traditional Parisian newspaper and magazine kiosk that is struggling in the modern economy - filmed and narrated from the perspective of a young woman who works there. I laughed, I cried: it's an amazingly intimate slice of someone's life that manages to be thought-provoking without being in any way judgmental.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 15 September, 2021, 03:00:07 AM »


1. Bill Willingham is an abrasive twat: Bookstore Boycotts Fables Following Bill Willingham's Performance At Gen Con

2. The title of the piece should really use "damnably abrasive". Or "damned", at a push. Tsk. Calls himself a writer.

3. It should be "intention", not "intension". Tsk. Calls himself a writer.

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