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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 14147 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.74 messages a day, or 12.15 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 15 messages, which is on average 0.5 messages a day.

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RE: [VIDEO] Fallout (Amazon / 2024)

If there's one thing that'll make me stop watching a series, it's stupid characters. And Maximus is a frelling moron.

But I still want to see what happens with Coop & Lucy, so I'll give him a bye, for now

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RE: [VIDEO] Fallout (Amazon / 2024)

Anything with Walton is immediately elevated IMHO. I caught the first episode last night and it's a thumbs up so far

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RE: 3 Body Problem

Nope. Didn't hate it (from performances alone) but won't be wasting any more of my attention on this. Trailer promised too much and the series didn't deliver. Almost gave up about episode 6/7 when the physics started to collapse in on itself.

Also, Keiko O'Brien. Who'd'a thunk?

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RE: [VIDEO] Actually, I'm something of a Youtuber myself

I kept seeing that clip of the old guy buying strawberries with cash in a shop that can't take cash and decided to look into it. Didn't realise until now it was Jeremy Corbyn's brother



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RE: [VIDEO] Best April Fool`s gags?

So, here's the story behind that



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RE: [VIDEO] Best April Fool`s gags?

I wish. It was a favour to a friend so got some beer vouchers. In all honesty I did it for the experience more than anything. But of course, if anyone's looking for a tubby bloke to open a door, looking confused with bed hair, I now have an extensive résumé

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RE: [VIDEO] Best April Fool`s gags?

I'm a little late to this one as I've up in that London with the boys all day and now my feet hate me

BUT. A couple of weeks ago I did something I'm going to go into in more depth this week, but this was the result. (This was filmed at 2 in the afternoon, the hair & wardrobe are there for effect)

(honest)



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RE: [VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2024

Completely wrong about the big bad. It was much more predictable and mundane than I was hoping for.

Spoiler: Acaster doesn't suck.



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[VIDEO] RE:Actually, I'm something of a Youtuber myself

Back with level earth observer - because why not?



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RE: 3 Body Problem

I guess you had to be there

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RE: 3 Body Problem

3 things:

1. If I hadn't seen the trailer I would have given up after half an hour. A slow build is one thing, but this was wading through treacle.

2. Benedict Wong speaking with his native accent is weird.

3. But not as weird as hearing Keiko from TNG/DS9 swapping hers.

Quote:
Par Mizan says...
"So you wonder if they are trying to tell the Chinese population subtly that Earth will encounters an alien civilization from a nearby system in the near future, or are the Chinese just a bunch of si-fi geeks?"

Jeez bandi, spoilers please

4. Adrian Edmonson. Holy bejezesus.

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RE: Is dvdreviewer no more?......

Quote:
RJS says...
"Also somehow I suspect DVDs may have had their day?"

You've clearly never been upstairs at CEX


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RE: Is dvdreviewer no more?......

Yeah, spotted this the other day. Old, old bookmark wasn't working but could get in via history links, then spotted why.

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RE: Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

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RJS says...
"Both genius and completely obvious casting of Jenna Ortega!"

But I'm sure black clothing has to be kept to a minimum, just to stop any comparisons with her other works


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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

A.K.A. Callback - the movie



But yes, of course I'm gonna go watch it. Winona really hasn't changed a bit.

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Oh, the unbridled joy that only comes from stitches in your nostrils

So Last Thursday I had a septoplasty procedure, which I mentioned I was having last year (video below). Had a good friend drop me off, as I'm back in the town it wasn't that far to the WHH (William Harvey). Check in at 12 for a day surgery. Now, bearing in mind I'm now 50, and have never undergone any medical procedure that involved being rendered unconscious (not counting having a couple of teeth out when I was a teenager), so really wan't aware of what to expect. Certainly wasn't expecting having my arse hanging out of a velcro surgical gown that was 2 sizes too small and detatched at the shoulders any time I flexed my manly arms in any way

Luckily I was advised to bring a robe, which saved my blushes. 2 and a half hours, and 3 rounds of being asked the same set of questions by 3 different people later, I was laid on a bed being chatted up by the very pretty anesthesiologist, who I'm pretty sure I had a chance with until she knocked me out, the cow. Funny thing, she jabbed me in the hand, squirted some stuff into the canula, and told me to tell her when I started to feel the effects.

Nope, not a thing, felt completely fin- so I woke up 55 minutes later and quite surprisingly became very aware of where I was, who I was, and why I had a tampon under my nose.



So dosed up on paracetomol & ibuprofen & signed off for 2 weeks. Spent another 2 hours getting my head back in the game and just trying to chill out for the last week doing bugger all. It's a chore, I know.

The only ittitation I have now is the aforementioned stitches. They're dissolvable, and they're right at the botton, in the middle, both sides of the bottom edge of the cartiledge, which is the bit they mucked around with. No picking, blowing or sneezing. Should be a doddle.



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RE: [VIDEO] Actually, I'm something of a Youtuber myself

If there's one positive thing about the Rona vaxx being part of a huge conspiracy to keep track of us all wherever we are - we're now all Bluetooth compatible. Cool



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RE: [VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2024

Final trailer (until the next one, not counting the 25+ TV spots)

Very interesting at 51 seconds. Might have changed my mind about the big bad



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[VIDEO] RE:Ghostbusters 2024

japanese trailer. Happily still not giving everything away



SPOILER:
Still reckon Acaster becomes the big bad.


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RE: Putin completely innocent of poisoning another opponent

Must have been some slow-acting poison.

It's going to be pretty tricky to perform an independent autopsy after they 'accidentally' cremate him

I'll put a fiver on it.

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RE: Steve Wright :( afternoon over

Used to love listening to him in the afternoons. Dammit.

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RE: The King has cancer

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Snaps says...
"I'm already pi**ed off with the media trying to get as close to his prostate as the doctors"

I looked into it slightly when I heard yesterday, and wasn't really surprised to hear that as early as the middle of last year the gutter rags were already speculating about how long Charles would be on the throne, and what would happen if he abdicates. Jolly buggers, aren't they?


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RE: I thought car insurance was supposed to be cheaper this year?

Hastings wanted to add £12 on per month because reasons. Might be something to do with me moving to a house closer to the town centre, but switched to a different company and only paying an extra £4 a month now.

But then a week after the car passes its MOT the exhaust snaps. Yippee indeed.

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The King has cancer

I dunno, you wait decades for a coronation to come along...

But seriously (folks), I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but the outlook is better than most, as Prostate cancer is normally the slowest of the bunch with the better prognosis. As others have mentioned after their own diagnoses, their doctors have reassured them that something else is more likely to do them in before the cancer does.


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RE: [VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2024

My tuppences




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RE: [VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2024

New, better one

(updated link)



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RE: [VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2024

As expected, looking forward to this a lot (although it comes out on the last day of my surgery recovery & I'm at a wedding that evening). Still relying on the callbacks though. And did they really make Peck the mayor?

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RE: [VIDEO] Spaceman

Sandler really can be chalk and cheese, looking at some of the absolute dross he's put out over the years (Jack & Jill being the best/worst example). But every now and again there's this little spark that shines through, even in some of his worst work. Click had me blubbing at the end and 50 first dates is up there with one of the best rom-coms going (after Notting Hill), and I still get goosebumps when he says 'Ten' during the pac-man sequence in Pixels (only decent part of the whole film).

This looks interesting. Think I'll give it a go

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RE: Mr Bates vs The Post Office

Following along with the live updates from the hearing today. Stephen Bradshaw, a post office investigator who was involved with criminal proceedings against nine sub-postmasters, is giving evidence, and he really isn't looking good. Post of the statements he signed off on, which eventually led to prosecutions & prison sentences, were written up by Lawyers & the Post Office PR department, which he just blindly put his name to. And despite not being 'technically minded' (his words), he still continued to claim the Horizon system was working perfectly.

In fact, when obvious bugs were highlighted, the person who bought them to the Post Office's attention, was ignored, sacked & discredited.

heads should bloody roll

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RE: Mr Bates vs The Post Office

It was the misguided and unerring faith in the non-human element that annoyed me the most. To take it on numbers alone, in such vast and unrealistic numbers, displays a level of gullibility that borders on the insane. 

I think I nicked this from Wild Things, but there's a term I like to use in situations like these - Once is accidental, twice is coincidental, three times is enemy action. It should have been obvious, very quickly, to anyone who wasn't a shareholder in Fujitsu, that something was very wrong with the system rather than the postmasters.

I love computers, and get on very well with proprietary systems (I use 3 concurrently at work on a daily basis), but even a company as big as the one where I work is smart enough to spot when something is up (even if it's me that has to tell the IT department, which has happened more than once).

This is also why I don't trust AI and will never use a self-driving car.

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 10th January 2024, 09:19