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>> No. 413021 Anonymous
29th September 2017
Friday 3:14 pm
413021 weekend thread
So how are you lads? Got anything planned for this weekend?

I will be going mushroom hunting tomorrow
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>> No. 413503 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 7:55 am
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>>413502

Nah. Cultural context and all that.
>> No. 413505 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 8:38 am
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>>413502
Radio 1 already did in 2007 but were forced to row back.
>> No. 413506 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 12:35 pm
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>>413505
Some stations these days just dial down the rotation so it doesn't get played so often, if at all.
>> No. 413507 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 2:37 pm
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Even now, when I think about Fairytale of New York I think, "God, what a shit song", even though I actually quite like it. It's weird.
>> No. 413508 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 5:47 pm
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>>413507
Appaarently if you tweet when you hear it with geolocation on and the hashtag #poguewatch it turns up on this map:
http://whitt.io/poguewatch/

Let's hear it for Twitter users with too much time on their hands.
>> No. 413509 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 6:05 pm
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>>413508
The guy who thought of this spent 2017 visiting all 2,563 railway stations.
>> No. 413510 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 6:47 pm
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>>413420

> How the fuck can Renée Zellweger appear strikingly young to me in that movie now, when I remember like it was yesterday the day that my then-girlfriend had me sit through the whole film when it came out on DVD, and I thought, ugh, what a lame story about an old bag who is nearing her sell-by date.

When I was 21 I went out for a while with a lass who was 26 going on 27. I remember thinking at the time how sad it must be to be nearing 30 and still be single. I'm now 35 and would give my left nut to be single again. Perspective is an odd fucker.
>> No. 413511 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 7:35 pm
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>>413509
As I said, too much time on their hands.
>> No. 413512 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 7:42 pm
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>>413510

So break up with your missus then, you're not her bloody hostage.

Admittedly I've spent very little of my adult life actually being single, I always seem to jump into new relationships pretty fast. But I find it odd to hear phrases like "still be single" as if it's a milestone you forever abandon, like "still living at home" or "still haven't learned to drive". Relationships are things that change and grow, but wither and die just the same.
>> No. 413513 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 10:37 pm
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>>413512

> But I find it odd to hear phrases like "still be single" as if it's a milestone you forever abandon, like "still living at home" or "still haven't learned to drive".

Indeed my point; as thus my tiny head spun in innocence at that naive age it now hangs heavy in experience upon my weary neck.

Or to put it in plain English for the thickos, my perspectives on most everything, including relationships, have changed entirely on many levels in the intervening years.
>> No. 413514 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 11:33 pm
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>>413510

> I remember thinking at the time how sad it must be to be nearing 30 and still be single.

That's all relative now. Many people nearing their 30s are single, then aren't, and then are again. I don't think the big three-o is really all that much of a stigma anymore.

Fifty or sixty years ago, yes... by that age, you were slated to become an old spinster. And peopled would start talking and whispering about you if you were a bachelor at 30. Because maybe you were a poof "one of those". But nowadays, there is a whole subculture of 30something singles who are anything but sad cases.

>>413513
> my perspectives on most everything, including relationships, have changed entirely on many levels in the intervening years.

As well they should have. At 21, usually you just want to have fun, bonk as many lasses as possible and get drunk with your mates. And you sneer at couples who decide to settle down somewhere around age 30. No, not you at 21. Why the fuck would you.

The really sad part though is people who still think that way at 29, or who at least think that that kind of thing will be going on forever past their early 30s.

I read something a while ago about the fact that people nowadays are too choosy about who they settle down with. The article put forward the thought that if you never agree to make compromises in your life, and don't abandon the idea that someday somehow you will meet your absolute dream partner, there is a chance you will really actually end up alone.

Not sure what my point is. Just a few random thoughts maybe.
>> No. 413515 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 12:05 am
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>>413514

>I read something a while ago about the fact that people nowadays are too choosy about who they settle down with. The article put forward the thought that if you never agree to make compromises in your life, and don't abandon the idea that someday somehow you will meet your absolute dream partner, there is a chance you will really actually end up alone.

I've always thought there must be a degree of truth to that.

I broke up and stayed very good friends with my "teenage sweetheart", that one lass I thought would be my soulmate forever when I was about 17. Over the last decade of so I've listened to her complain endlessly about every other boyfriend she's ever had, and go through various phases of stubborn yet desperate loneliness. All I could ever tell her is that it's her own fault. She's waiting for a man who looks like Chris Hemsworth, is a brain surgeon, and owns a helicopter; when realistically she'll be doing significantly better than average if she lands a non-overweight bloke who works for an insurance company and owns a Passat.

I think people who get too caught up looking for someone flawless can only be described as somewhat narcissistic. There is no other human on Earth who doesn't do something that winds you up. They probably keep leaving their hair straighteners in the fucking middle of the floor, or think for some outlandish reason that tupperware belongs in the second cupboard instead of the bottom drawer.

Anyway I should go to bed.
>> No. 413516 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 1:31 am
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>>413515

>I think people who get too caught up looking for someone flawless can only be described as somewhat narcissistic.

One of my mates was a virgin until the ripe old age of 25. One reason, although there were many, was that he had quite ludicrous ideas about the kind of girl he wanted to date. She had to be a supermodel with flawless looks, at least 5'8, slim as they come, and God forbid she would have had red or black hair. And sometimes, when we were out together with a bunch of people, we would be like "Hey look, that girl over there? How about somebody like that for you?"... and he would say things like, "Nah, she's got short hair". Or "Her nose is too big or too small". Without a hint of irony, as this was truly the way he thought, and this was actually what was keeping him from even just casually striking up a conversation with many of them.

He did come to his senses though. At age 25, he finally popped his cherry. With a lass who was ordinary in every way and posessed none of those special qualities that he used to think were absolute prerequisites before he would ever even consider talking to a girl.

And just look around you. Look at couples. I mean, really look at them. Many of them are overweight, poorly groomed, thick as shit human mongrels who just about scrape by in life, don't drive fancy cars, don't have a £150K job, and their copulating, which honestly doesn't bear thinking about, has led to fugly, ill-behaved brats of children, who will go on to be just as shit human beings as their parents were.

This is reality. This is how the majority live. If that is so repulsive to you, maybe the human experience isn't for you to begin with.
>> No. 413517 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 1:54 am
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>>413516
> maybe the human experience isn't for you to begin with.

I think this may be the root of most, if not all, of my problems.
>> No. 413520 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 1:20 pm
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>>413517

>I think this may be the root of most, if not all, of my problems.

You're not going to off yourself, are you now.
>> No. 413522 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 2:49 pm
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I have a friend's book launch to attend tonight, no idea how that's going to be really, but more importantly I finished typing up the first draft of my own novel today. It's just starting to hit me quite how much more work it's going to take to make it into something presentable and cohesive. It feels both daunting and exciting.
>> No. 413533 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 6:55 pm
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>>413522

> It's just starting to hit me quite how much more work it's going to take to make it into something presentable and cohesive. It feels both daunting and exciting

It's not unlike working on a thesis at uni. The only difference perhaps is that usually, only the introduction of a thesis is read and the conclusion, and the rest in between is leafed through cursorily, watching for the most glaring errors at best. Whereas a novel will have people reading every single page of it top to bottom and thinking about what you wrote for them. So I imagine that in its own way, it's much tougher after all to pull off a novel that's cohesive and entertaining enough that people will afford you the time to read all several hundred pages of it.

Sorry, didn't mean to discourage you. Also, sorry for shitting up another thread with a Family Guy clip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTSGp4UdEvQ
>> No. 413534 Anonymous
10th November 2017
Friday 8:01 pm
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I have decided to spend this weekend rewatching Fargo series 1. Still the best one of the three.
>> No. 413542 Anonymous
11th November 2017
Saturday 9:19 am
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>>413533

It's less of a worry that I'll get any one thing wrong because if the whole book holds together then it's fiction so it doesn't really matter. But with a thesis at least you needn't worry about it being boring.
>> No. 413554 Anonymous
11th November 2017
Saturday 10:41 pm
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Beginning to think you can only get away with "hard to get" if you're a quite fit woman...
>> No. 413556 Anonymous
11th November 2017
Saturday 11:01 pm
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>>413554

> you can only get away with "hard to get" if you're a quite fit woman...

Then again, it's easy to overplay your hand. If you are really a dim git, even as a woman, then hard to get will only go so far for you.
>> No. 413557 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:43 am
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>>413556

I've over-cooled my way to getting someone to think I don't actually fancy them, and not for the first time. I'm just so aware of looking thirstier than a Jack Russell with sunstroke that I act like I'm already King of Fanny Mountain and I'm content as is.

Sage for self-pity.
Pity for Pakalu.
>> No. 413558 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 9:19 am
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>>413554

In my experience, women won't find you attractive if you dote on them or act like they're your only option. It makes you look desperate and unattractive even if you're not. If you appear as if you have plenty of options, that you couldn't give that much of a shit about the object of your affections, then they definitely end up more interested.

Simply put, interact with them, flirt a bit, but don't focus on her. She'll pick it up.
>> No. 413559 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 10:48 am
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>>413558

"Treat women like human beings" is a remarkably useful axiom. Women can smell from a mile off if you're just trying to get in their pants, or if you're putting an imagined version of them on a pedestal.
>> No. 413560 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 12:18 pm
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>>413515
>All I could ever tell her is that it's her own fault. She's waiting for a man who looks like Chris Hemsworth, is a brain surgeon, and owns a helicopter; when realistically she'll be doing significantly better than average if she lands a non-overweight bloke who works for an insurance company and owns a Passat.

Careful now. I know experience that women lowering standards is how you get single mothers with kids from different dads. I actually still remember her sister giving that advice on a night out and me thinking "that's terrible advice, your young and not-hideous. I could throw a rock and hit a bloke who you could worm your way into." but I thought to keep quiet trusting that she will work it out on her own. Then she didn't, so there we go.

There must be some sort of middle ground we can take. Perhaps this is really two-sides of the came coin, people should be comfortable being single and in truth I don't think anyone actually has especially high standards (okay personality, not-hideous, nothing too wrong in bed) but people make up reasons not to open up to potential partners because they're scared of rejection. That goes both ways as well, there is no excuse not to try punching above your weight if you don't mind the hassle.

While I'm on a rant:
>>413554
Hard to get is a load of bollocks. Yeah, too keen is rather unattractive, but this one game people play has been like a Pandora's box for bullshit like 'dropping signals' that plague our species as if we have relationship STDs.

If you want a bit of it then make it (fairly) clear and let that stew on the other persons mind. Maybe a bit of flirting because it's good clean fun no matter what happens.
>> No. 413562 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 1:05 pm
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>>413560

>Perhaps this is really two-sides of the came coin, people should be comfortable being single and in truth I don't think anyone actually has especially high standards (okay personality, not-hideous, nothing too wrong in bed) but people make up reasons not to open up to potential partners because they're scared of rejection.


Being comfortable in your own skin is a good trait to have, whether you're single or not. Women in particular, but men as well, can smell from a mile away the "single and desperate" type, whereas the "single and a player" type will win their hearts even if deep down he is even more cripplingly lonely than the obviously desperate type.

I used to know a lass in school who was really just an all around nice girl, she was kind, caring, sweet as a doll, just a regular girl looking for a boyfriend. She was 16 and I was 18. And she had those piercing blue eyes that were just a sight to behold. But at some point, she just really became desperate trying to win me over. She was practically throwing herself at me, in a way that just meant she became undesirable to me. Whereas now when I look at the old pictures from 20 years ago, I think to myself "You fucking idiot! She was adorable!!". If she had laid herself at my feet a little less, then maybe I would have mustered enough interest to take her up on her offers to go on a date with me. But I guess the doors swing both ways. She had a crush on me, but I was becoming ever more unattainable to her. I wasn't playing hard to get as such, my interest in her just waned generally the more she was coming on to me. But that made me even more desirable to her, it seems. If I had turned the whole thing around and would have gone after her the way she was coming after me, then it's reasonable to think I would have been the one who would have been out of luck with her.

Sad story though. I have a history of being with women who either didn't love me anyway, or morphed into egotistical bints down the line in our relationship who were making it abundantly clear that I wasn't measuring up. It's easy to think of that lass in school as the one who got away. But she was one of only a rare few women who appeared to be genuinely head over heels smitten with me. You do notice if you are second or first choice for somebody.
>> No. 413563 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 3:33 pm
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>>413559
I find it's better to treat them like dirt on your boot. Which they are.
>> No. 413564 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 3:40 pm
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>>413563
Ho ho, you're such a card.
>> No. 413576 Anonymous
12th November 2017
Sunday 8:55 pm
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I'm almost through watching Fargo series 1 this weekend.

Fucking brilliant. Best piece of crime drama television in years. Next weekend, I will watch the second series. Almost equally brilliant.
>> No. 413794 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 6:02 pm
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>>413576
Only let down by the flying fish.
>> No. 413795 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 6:11 pm
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>>413794
Oh and the "this is a true story" intro which became increasingly irritating after ever repetition, with the pretentious words of the writers thinking they were making a brilliant artistic point echoing ever louder. Like once would have been fine but when we know it's a bare-faced lie it becomes beyond hollow.
>> No. 413798 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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>>413576
>>413794
>>413795


Season 2 opens with some ditzy bimbo who runs over a mob member who is distracted by Aliens in a flying saucer. I kid you not. Aliens. That’s the best distraction piece they could come up with. Some strange lights, I could live with but a flying saucer is so incredibly unlikely it suspends your disbelief. I don’t doubt that Aliens do exist somewhere in the universe, probably as single celled organisms or something similar, but the authors are suggesting intelligent extraterrestrial life that has visited earth. They make a reappearance at the season finale, how convenient.

Back to the bimbo, rather than call the police or shove the man off the bonnet she drives home with him still on there. Who on earth would do that? I know she panics but that’s just ridiculous. She then has the resolve to stuff him into her home freezer and act like nothings happened. Anyway they end up killing Rye. Arguably at this stage, if they call the police they could claim self defense though that is quite tenuous, whether a jury would believe them.

On balance, I did like the cooky accents and often imitate them in my leisure time.

On Fargo in general, they like to use a plot device in which they claim that the show/movie is based on real events but the names have changed to protect the survivors and respect the dead. Too bad anyone with half a brain cell can search the internet and debunk this bollocks in an instant. Do the authors hold the audiences intelligence in such contempt? I mean season 1 and the movie they could get away with but Aliens? Pull the other one.


>> No. 413802 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 8:38 pm
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>>413798
It's from the film.
>> No. 413803 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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>>413798

> She then has the resolve to stuff him into her home freezer and act like nothings happened.

That's the point where things do become unglued as the story progresses. I mean, for the protagonist. Not for the premise of the show itself.

Also, if you can't accept the little weird and wonderful improbabilities in the Coen Brothers universe, then almost none of their films will make good viewing for you. You will not even find much to like about The Dude himself.
>> No. 413804 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 10:20 pm
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>>413803

I liked the film Fargo but Big Lebowski was poo.
>> No. 413805 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 10:34 pm
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>>413804
It's a film you've got to be in the right mood for.

Anyway, the best Coen brothers film is Burn After Reading, followed by Miller's Crossing.
>> No. 413806 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 11:21 pm
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>>413805

I watched No Country For Old Men recently.

I very simply didn't get the movie. I don't know what everybody lost their shit about when that film came out.

That said, you can see how its main protagonist Anton Czygur served as a blueprint for Lorne Malvo from Fargo series one.

The difference being that Lorne Malvo is a fucking awesome character that you don't get tired of seeing even if you've watched the first series a few times. I don't think I will watch No Cuntry For Old Men ever again.
>> No. 413808 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 12:10 am
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>>413806
You simply have a shit taste. Maybe you will enjoy Wonder Woman. Try that next time.
>> No. 413809 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 1:01 am
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>>413804

>was poo

Lad.
>> No. 413810 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 1:03 am
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>>413576
I agree. Absolutely fantastic.
>> No. 413815 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 2:04 pm
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>>413804

Yeah, well, you know, that's just like-a, your opinion man.
>> No. 413816 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 6:13 pm
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>>413809
>>413815


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YneqewcVLVY&feature=youtu.be&t=985
>> No. 413820 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 8:09 pm
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I'm nearly through watching the second series of Fargo now.

It has a noticeable shift of focus compared to series one; while series one focused on hapless insurance salesman Lester Nygaard and his progression from meek yes-man to self-concerned badass, series two is really more about the organised crime family business of the Kraut-descendant Gerhardts and their struggle in 1979 of not being taken over by the big-guns Kansas City crime syndicate. Yes, you have another subplot in series 2 of innocent citizens unwittingly meeting their doom after their quite random brush with organised crime, but that's not the main plot arc of the series.

What's striking is the colour grading of series two. Without a doubt, it takes its cue from the warm yellow hue of 1970s paper and polaroid photographs. They really did a terrific job with that. The colours just "pop". Whoever did the digital post-processing really knew what they were doing. And also, those glorious huge 1970s period American cars. Whether you ever liked them or not, watching the show just makes you want to go out and buy one.

The storyline itself is also well done. Again, a quite different angle compared to series one, but you still feel that it works and that you enjoy following the story from episode to episode.

You even forgive the makers of series 2 the entirely unnecessary ailen subplot. Because what the show delivers besides this failed plot device is just massively decent.

Series 3 is a different story. It's kind of all over the place most of the time, and loses itself in unfunny Coen Universe self-reference and often just sheer plotlessness.
>> No. 413822 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 8:13 pm
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>>413820
You are just saying that because the antagonist was English.
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23rd November 2017
Thursday 9:09 pm
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>>413822

No, I think David Thewlis is a brilliant actor.

But he, too, played a character that was just neither here nor there. V. M Varga had a similar cold-blooded "fucking with people" streak as Lorne Malvo, but it was hampered by the series' general obtuseness.

The creators of the show said a few months ago that there may never be another series. I think they were beginning to realise that there are only so many ways you can skin a cat. The concept of Fargo as a crime anthology series was coming apart at the seams in series three, and they were beginning to realise it. Rather than letting a fourth series end in disaster, poor ratings and a panning from the critics, like True Crime did only after its second series, they have decided to pull the plug. And so we're now left with two highly watchable series, and a third series that you can probably only really stomach as a true Coen Brothers fan. And it's best to leave it at that, and not push your luck with a fourth series.
>> No. 413830 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 10:50 pm
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>>413820
Thought the whole thing was shite. Maybe because I loved the movie. The series (I only bothered to watch the first half of 1) was too cartoonish for me.
>> No. 413831 Anonymous
23rd November 2017
Thursday 10:54 pm
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>>413830

>The series (I only bothered to watch the first half of 1) was too cartoonish for me.

You should have stuck with it. As a whole, series 1 was really well done. Maybe give it another try.
>> No. 413837 Anonymous
24th November 2017
Friday 12:51 am
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I didn't like the second series.
>> No. 413952 Anonymous
25th November 2017
Saturday 8:32 pm
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Nearly finished with the second series now. Three episodes to go tonight.

I still think both series 1 and 2 are fucking brilliant.

Again, as I said, series 3, that's a different matter. Seeing a woman vandalise an office room with the contents of a used tampon wasn't even the low point of it.
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28th November 2017
Tuesday 10:26 pm
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>>413952

Started the third series yesterday just to see if I misjudged it the first time I saw it.

Nope. It's dreadful.

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