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Joined on: Sunday, 23rd December 2001, 02:26, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 05:47

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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

This user has posted a total of 13067 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.96 messages a day, or 13.69 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 13 messages, which is on average 0.43 messages a day.

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[VIDEO] RE:The Official Title For Star Wars: Episode IX Revealed

Goes into great detail on how Carrie was integrated into the movie, and how much Billie was involved, as well as comparions between the original movies and the current trilogy.




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RE: Jojo Rabbit.

Surprised I didn't start this thread myself :)

Amazing movie, so improbable in premise, but Taika is my new Edgar Wright, in that he can do no wrong. The cast selection was impeccable, the script so tight, and that shoe reveal, so heartbreaking in its simplicity. It really should have got more accolades than it did.

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[VIDEO] Living on Youtube

I'm currently physically unable to bring myself to watch or read any news at the moment, and social media has taken a proper back seat, mainly due to the bullshit that gets thrown around on FB even when there isn't a global pandemic going on

So, I've found proper solace in Youtube, and it would appear that content creators have realised this and upped their game a notch. The National theatre are showing recordings of full stage plays. At the moment it's One man, two Guvnors starriing james Corden, which I'm enjoying a lot more than than I thought I would. If they show War Horse i'm not sure the servers would cope.



Jimmy Carr's broadcasting daily quizzes from his home studio. Same suit, no makeup, same hair & teeth. Questions at 6pm, answers at 8. He didn't have to, but he did. There's also live streams popping up more than usual which are happy distractions.

So, to help us get through this when reality's too much, please post your favourite YT finds here. Another one, if you're interested, 6 yeears after Jedi, & 3 years after Aliens, here's Mark Hamill & Bill Paxton in Slipstream.


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RE: Whats going to happen with new film releases?

Bond was the first to get he big push. many thought it was over-reacting but in hindsight it was the smartest move. You're not going to get any ads for major releases any time soon, although the kid's channels are still plugging 'Onward', but those channels are more or less automatons anyway.

Maverick (Top Gun) is now November, i think, but I'm more gutted about Ghostbusters 3 more than anything.

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

Thus far I've been surviving on a diet of youtube and tending to my wife. Who, in a case of impeccable timing, has chosen to become extremely ill with generic flu-related ilnesses, which started with painful bones for a week (alleviated by some paracetomol & caffeine painkillers I'd picked up by chance even though the rest of the shelves were empty), and as soon as that lifted, it was vomit city all of wednesday night, which necessitated a call to 111 at 2am.

She's getting better, but very slowly. I wasn't one of the f***ing idiots who cleared the shelves as soon as the media hit their scaremongering, so we've paced ourselves and never been short. I work somewhere that sells PPE and have a small stock when I need to mix with the populace, which isn;t often.

Work shut down Monday, but the company I work for has been very generous. 100% pay for the first month, 90 for the second, than 80% until we get back to work. That was a major concern for me and was keeping me up at night, so I would have kept my chestnut locks were it not for Annie scaring the crap out of me every time she takes a bit longer to breathe in at night.

Still, once she's properly up and about It'll be back to smal jobs about the house, and maybe, just maybe, I'll put Hogwarts back together.

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RE: [VIDEO] Windows 7 RIP

Well, chanced my arm this morning (nothing else to do), and re-tried the update with a physical connection to my modem and it took first time.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

In more positive news, Eurovision's just been cancelled

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit


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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

This whole mess is causing me some serious anxiety problems, which is kinda embarrassing as I'm usually quite level-headed and sensible, but this crap's worrying me to the point where I'm getting all psychosomatic up in here. I have high blood pressure anyway so I get the odd warm flush and that's enough to set me off. 

To this end I'm social media distancing and staying off the toxic interwebs as much as possible. The news is bad enough but the unfounded bollocks on facebook/insta is enough to make you want to jump off a f***ing cliff

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RE: The Trump Presidency



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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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"Biggest worry is lockdown with the military taking over"

That's YOUR biggest worry, Bandi. No-one, anywhere, is talking about implementing martial law or military rule.


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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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"I thought Trump said he had fixed it?"
No, he said it would be gone in 15 days. Or that warmer weather would kill it off.



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RE: The Rock - Deluxe Edition: Is it really 5.1/DTS

Well, it IS a Bay movie after all

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Been popping in and out of my local supermarket over the last few days and I don;t know if it's because we're reserved round these parts, but the shelves are no more or less empty than usual. Not a lot of pasta, for some reason. That said, with regards to my post on the front page, the decision has been made to limit facemask sales to 5 packs per customer.

We keep getting phone calls from yobby sounding tykes ringing up as'their boss has asked them to buy all the hand sanitizer we've got', even though there's no use for sanitizer on a building site. We don;t stock it anyway but it's a chuckle listening to their flimsy excuses.

On that subject, here's a timely piece on why normal soap os better than sanitizer anyway.

But to bring it back down to reality, the next big petri dish is steadily fermenting, thanks mainly due to the moron-in-chief himself;



He's also asked that the passengers on the princess cruise ship that's currently drawing a huge cock just off shore from san Francisco be not allowed to reach port, as he 'doesn't want the numbers to go up'. Think about that for a second.



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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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"Really?"

Oh yes, the original Kochanski, until that Chloe Annett person came in as a semi-regular and spoiled the chemistry of the show.


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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Starting to hit a little close to home. First case confirmed in Kent, where they filmed Supermarket Sweep, of all places

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RE: The Trump Presidency

I'd just like to say, with reference to everything that I've said before about the racist, mysogynist, elitist, white supremacist, serial adulterer, sexual predator and alleged child molestor that was wrongly elected to be president of the US in the past. It's really humbling to know that he's really coming to the fore in the wake of all this Coronavirus pandemic.

Just kidding. He's calling it a democratic hoax created by the Democrats. Referring to the first US fatality from the virus as a woman when it was a man, telling everyone that warm weather will kill the virus, hiring a 23-year-old onto the task force tasked with dealing with the crisis, and appointing his vice-president, a  man who said cigarettes don't cause cancer, and is attributed to causing a HIV explosion in the state where he was governor thanks to his religious viewpoint.

Oh, and Trump has known about the potential outbreak since December, has had the potental to curtial an epidemic since then, but did a press conference the other day to state that many Americans won't be able to afford the vaccine, despite being the only person who could order Big pharma to cut their s*** out and help Americans stop dying because they can't decide whether to pay for their insulin or their rent.

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RE: Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Pete-MK says...
"you have to be within 2 metres of an infected person for at least 15 minutes to catch it."

Don't forget this bit Bandi. Just use decent hygiene rule and you'll be OK ( wash your hands properly, burn snotty tissues, all that. But while we're here...




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RE: Guns Akimbo

Well, it's garbage. Fun in places, but if Dan wasn't in it, no-one would have any reason to watch it, ever. The first 15 minutes are a mess, the cinematography is staright out of avant-garde film school, the plot is so linear a slide rule would be jealous, and any attempt at character development is rendered moot by the overall story and the last 30 seconds, which was obviously shoe-horned in to give the film some semblence of a cohesive ending.

Watch once, enjoy it for what it is, but you'll never want to watch it again. In a way it's gratifying that Dan's obviously so minted, but still eager to work, that he'll take any niche oddity that comes his way

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Andy c says...
"and it is far more serious than people believe."

But... but the people on facebook say it's all scaremongering and Trump says the warmer weather will kill it!!!


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RE: Online Courses for Construction people ?

And as if by magic...

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RE: Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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"Btw, the face masks are pretty useless as defence"

Funny story. I work in a builder's yard, and a we have a whole section in the shop for PPE (personal protective equipment). We had a company-wide email a couple of weeks ago informing us of an unprecedented uptake in facemasks, predominately the fold-flat FFP2+FFP3 masks, and that we weren't to sell stupidly large numbers to single customers and that no discount was to be given.

Not 2 seconds after I'd read that email that a couple of Chinese chaps came into the shop and wanted to buy every single mask we had. We had 25 twin packs, I let them have 10. They offered me 5 times the normal selling price, cash in hand, but I refused. I've got integrity, dammit. Plus we've got cameras.

Interestingly though, I offered them multi-packs of 5, which worked out cheaper, but hey weren't interested, because they were moulded, not fold flat. (Better seal, apparently). It's moot anyway, as not only can you contract it via the eyeballs, but you have to be within 2 metres of an infected person for at least 15 minutes to catch it.

So no, not really worried in my little corner of the UK, but it's interesting to see the political shenanigans blowing up around it, and certain world 'leaders' kindergarten-esque response to it, both now and in the lead-up.
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RE: Any algebra buffs?

Yup, was using the wrong constant. Cheers for the help guys

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Any algebra buffs?

For my sins, I'l regularly buy the Sun on a saturday purely for the quizzes, plus the rest of the paper is handy to get a fire started in these chilly winter months.

I've started to concentrate on the brainboxer, a little puzzler that tends to lend itself to algebra to find the solution. I am, however, thwarted by this week's entry



So far I'm at (with Charlotte being C. Rachel being R and Vicky being V)

8xR=25xV => R=25/8xV

V=R-34 => V=25/8xV-34

C=V/4

V's obviously the constant, but now I'm stuck. Or am I going about it backwards?

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RE: Alexa

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"These devices can store private conversations without your knowledge"

Pretty sure it's in the T&C's when you sign up. But yeah, for the reasons you give I have no intention of using any of these devices. They're essentially the equivalent of shouting at your phone anyway.


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RE: [VIDEO] The World is Flat!!!

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sj says...
"'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket. "

I told him as much last year. Risking his life to prove a nonsensical and farcical theory for essentially no reason, and the notoriety he achieved just cemented his determination to follow through on his stupid, stupid plan. The last comment he sent my way was that he was 'probably one of the smartest men on the planet'. Smart, possibly. Sensible, absolutely not.


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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Well if that's not a reason to shut down the BBC, I don't know what is..."

Mrs Brown's Boys and ending Eastenders would be a plus, but I just don;t knwo what I'd do without QI


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[VIDEO] RE:Westworld Season 3

Deep breath, volume up and... play



After the enigmatic ending of S2, I did wonder how they were going to continue the series in the park setting. Turns out they aren't


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RE: The Trump Presidency

The orange turd's descent into dictatorship continues unabated, as in the wake of his partisan acquittal, it looks like he may pardon Roger Stone, and now he's sacking anyone who has the audacity to relay official intelligence information that Russia's already interfering in this year's election and replacing him with a pro-Trumpist. Ultimately pro-actively diminishing the US's ability to stop Putin keeping his puppet in office for another 4 years.

But on a lighter note, after Trump criticised this year's best picture winner Parasite, the director just shrugged off his comments; "Understandable, he can't read".

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RE: [VIDEO] Billie Eilish picked to perform next Bond Theme.

Properly grown on me now, to the point where during the Brits last night I was begging the moronic audience to shut the hell up so we could hear the song. Zimmer was up on stage, for god's sake.

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