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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 04:51:18 pm »
I don't think there's much of the bumbler about Johnson. He plays the part of hail-fellow-well-met with complete cynicism, somehow selling himself as a plain speaker puncturing pomposity while simultaneously speaking in meaningless riddles and being consumately pompous himself. He chooses to be shit at every brief, because he doesn't care, it suits him, and he knows it doesn't affect his support one bit.

Truth, loyalty and duty are meaningless sounds to be uttered at will but never embraced, and he is without a single constant principle other than the Divine Right of Boris. He's a walking parody of the ambitious politician.

That there was ever a possibility that this man could hold your highest political office is a stain on your democracy. That any sane person could see themself as represented by him, when all he could ever imagine doing for a constituent is exploiting them.

Where's Rik Mayall when you need him.  :'(

This is what I was trying to say, albeit less eloquently.  I remember hearing that he deliberately ruffles his hair before meeting the press. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest; it's this cuddly scatterbrained image that has worked very well for him.

The fact that people are buying it amazes me.  What also baffles me is how the UK consistently chooses members of the upper classes to represent working people (and I speak as a half-Brit myself).  A no-deal Brexit will be water off a duck's back for a privileged twat like Mr 'Fuck Business' himself.

Film & TV / Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« on: 15 June, 2019, 01:21:23 pm »
Wasn't expecting much from the Miley Cyrus one after seeing some sniffy reviews.  But I watched it and I liked it - I was wondering if Miley could act but then remembered that she started off her career as an actress.  Also nice to see the toxic Breakfast Club trope subverted - Maverick, interesting punk / goth type is 'fixed' and made into a nice, normal girl by all-American conforming heroes.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 June, 2019, 12:22:20 pm »
Ha, no, but that is excellent and now I need to see that. There is no movie ever made that would not be improved at least 50% by the inclusion of a giant spider.

I knew Citizen Kane was lacking something.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 June, 2019, 11:54:52 am »
It's been well known that's he's a lying scumbag for years - Eddie Mair called him out 6 years ago:

That's the thing, isn't it?  He isn't a bumbling buffoon at all; that's the public image he has carefully crafted. He's a cynical, conniving weasel.

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 14 June, 2019, 02:25:44 pm »
What do you call a man with 20 rabbits eating salad and cocktail sausages up his bum? Warren Buffet.

Sorry, couldn't resist

Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 13 June, 2019, 10:50:08 pm »

Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 13 June, 2019, 02:42:30 pm »
As an Irish man, I dream of having a lover who grows spuds out of their body for my sexual gratification. And pisses whiskey.

[Starts taping on tatties and drinking a bottle of malt.]  You asked for it...

It's a date!

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 12 June, 2019, 03:38:43 pm »
What do you call an Italian with a rubber toe?


Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 12 June, 2019, 03:35:31 pm »

So? If we look at only one side, how can we understand either?

Because I already know how racism works.

Also, lie down with dogs...

Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 12 June, 2019, 08:49:34 am »
As an Irish man, I dream of having a lover who grows spuds out of their body for my sexual gratification. And pisses whiskey.

Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 11 June, 2019, 10:38:11 pm »
I can't wait to watch another superhero show where a hero played by a not very good actor has to be told how to beat a bad guy by a computer scientist talking to them over a radio from a secret lair so that they can bring "hope" back to a made-up city that is depicted by the same few sets and streets week in and week out.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just off to watch the Batwoman trailer, which I hear is for a show that breaks new ground.


Film & TV / Re: Wonder Woman 2017
« on: 11 June, 2019, 03:52:33 pm »
I missed this thread the first time round.   I still don't know what Rogue Earthlet was trying to argue about,  but the final reveal of his own comic work was comedy gold.

I like the poster; pleasantly different from the usual dark and moody black backgrounds.  I missed the Justice League film, did she get that new costume during that one?

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 10 June, 2019, 09:26:45 pm »
Irish people demonising  foreigners sound incredibly foolish when you take into account the population of this island hasn't yet recovered to mid 19th century levels

On top of that:

Illegal Irish immigrants in the US should have a special amnesty granted for some reason, but let's keep the legal ones out of Ireland.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 10 June, 2019, 02:53:49 pm »
I'm very very lucky to have got out of the renting situation in Dublin, and that's only because my dad had enough capital to secure a loan for my boat (which I'm paying off myself, but it's a whole lot cheaper than rent).

It's infuriating, though, to see my friends and my students being ruthlessly and legally exploited by greedy landlords and self-serving politicians, of which, as TB points out, there is a very substantial Venn diagram intersection.

More and more people seem to be swallowing that divide-and-conquer pill of blaming the foreigners.  People who really should know better, too:. Two good friends of mine seem very concerned about immigrants pushing up rent.  One of them has his mortgage paid by his parents and is engaged to a Venezuelan, while the other is an immigrant himself in Korea.  As usual, it's the OTHER foreigners they have a problem with.

General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 09 June, 2019, 02:10:13 pm »
Insane detail by Kevin O'Neill on Sheridan's grailpage.

Just listened to the podcast in question. It truly is an amazing illustration, isn't it? Imagine putting this much effort in at a time when comics were seen largely as throwaway pieces of entertainment for kids.

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