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>> No. 20473 Anonymous
8th March 2016
Tuesday 8:00 pm
20473 Star Trek
If anyone's interested, Voyager and TNG are continually playing at http://vaughnlive.tv/downlorrd .

Also general Star Trek thread, what do you think of the new movies? What setting would you want a new series to be in?
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>> No. 21551 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 2:14 am
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South Park just takes the piss. I don't think it's politically motivated, nor do I think it's right wing, just that unlike most it's not left wing.
>> No. 21552 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 9:01 am
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>>21551

That's one of the things I don't like about South Park, it just sneers at everything and if you have a problem with that you're just a lame-o. And the last two episodes I've caught on TV had the central jokes that in one all the characters had learning disabilities, and in the other Cartman had a group of super heroes that he called the "Coon Squad". I was like, yeah, haha, and then... ?
>> No. 21553 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 10:36 am
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>>21552
Lame-o.
>> No. 21554 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 5:14 pm
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>>21552
Satire transcends finding a political solution and just helps us laugh at the absurdities of life. When South Park does get political however it's libertarian in outlook which doesn't need to justify itself so much as point out the solutions are all awful and poke fun at the kinds of people who want to impose their vision on others.
>> No. 21555 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 5:32 pm
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>>21554

Yeah, I know. I just find it rather vapid and pointless, and the satire's only going to make me laugh if it's actually funny.

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>> No. 21533 Anonymous
19th May 2017
Friday 10:51 am
21533 Documentaries about hills and the like
What are some good natural history documentaries about the land and the environment, as opposed to animals?

I watched the Life of a Mountain films recently and thought they were just sublime.
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>> No. 21534 Anonymous
19th May 2017
Friday 11:15 am
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>>21533
Wainwright's Walks might be up your street but not exactly what you're describing.

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>> No. 20026 Anonymous
22nd October 2015
Thursday 12:04 am
20026 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLk59H86ww


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnE

Almost there, lads. 18th of December. Original cast reprising there roles, lots of practical effects where possible and a story which looks to be Naussica: The Live Action Movie from the new trailer.

Share your thoughts, fears, hopes and expectations.
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>> No. 21451 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 10:10 am
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>>21450

Ohh, yeah, he directed A New New Hope.

Forgive me, but I don't understand his relevance to my criticism of Rogue One: An Oliver Stone's Star Wars.
>> No. 21452 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 11:17 am
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>>21447
What's all these enjoyable Star Wars "things" Rogue One completely lacked?
>> No. 21453 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 11:36 am
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>>21452
I'm not sure - but it seems like these arm-chair directors would produce a better film if only their world-shattering ideas were heard.
>> No. 21454 Anonymous
27th December 2016
Tuesday 11:38 am
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>>21452

Charming and engaging characters and an investing plot. I'm aware these aren't unique to Star Wars and weren't included in the four billion dollar purchase of the franchise, but the plot's redundant (spoiler: the Rebellion wins) and the characters are basically a shitty, not terribly dirty, half dozen.

Rox MC just gets obliterated by a grenade. Why? Fuck him, that's why.
>> No. 21522 Anonymous
16th May 2017
Tuesday 3:32 am
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>>21454

At least Jyn Erso had a clearly defined backstory and clear motivation and development throughout. Unlike Rey who could magically do anything the plot required...total Mary Sue.

Sorry but TFA was a veiled reboot and a very lazy one at that, far from adding to the 'Skywalker Saga' it actually detracted from it. ROTJ left us with a happy ending of sorts. TFA undid that in a really shoddy manner. Han and Leia split up, Han gets killed....what a fucking downer. Rogue One on the other hand was fucking awesome; sure we knew how it would end, but it was a nice change from the Skywalker Saga and it filled in a bit of the history. PLUS speaking for myself, even though I KNEW how it would turn out, there was a large part of my brain that honestly believed that things were going to go wrong for the Rebels and that everything we knkw for a fact happens in ANH onwards was about to be undone...that's how powerful that third act was, especially in the last twenty minutes. Rogue One is vastly superior to TFA in pretty much every way, anyone who claims differently is a fanboy who refuses to accept that the 'little side story' was better thank the main saga entry. Then again though after the prequels, fanboys obviously had lowered expectations and forgot what a proper Star Wars movie is supposed to be like.

Also, Daisy Ridley is a fucking atrocious actress

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>> No. 21501 Anonymous
26th February 2017
Sunday 7:23 pm
21501 65+ Being old in rural Japan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDyPwiVObzg
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>> No. 21517 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 1:12 am
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>>21516
Spike Japan is great. I read every blog post there. Shame it hasn't been updated for so long.

Do you know of any other blogs (or books) that are similar to Spike Japan in tone and and/or subject?
>> No. 21518 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 7:26 am
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>>21502

My place looks nicer. I really must post pics some day.

Sage checked.
>> No. 21519 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 10:25 am
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>>21518

I believe you, lad.
>> No. 21520 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 3:18 pm
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>>21519
Fucking hell. How was this allowed?
>> No. 21521 Anonymous
1st May 2017
Monday 6:10 pm
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>>21519

That...really isn't anything like where I live.

I will take some shots with a .gs on them or something. You really are a bellend, aren't you, Bellendlad.

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>> No. 21504 Anonymous
12th March 2017
Sunday 10:36 pm
21504 The 90s
Has anyone else noticed that over the past few months there's been a lot of 90s nostalgia "documentaries"? I swear I've seen 3 in the last few weeks.

Is there any reason for this? Has everyone decided that one of the most bland, unexciting decades has suddenly become amazing halcyon days?
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>> No. 21505 Anonymous
12th March 2017
Sunday 10:51 pm
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People who were teenagers in the 90s are now old enough to commission TV programmes. Give it another 10 years and you'll be seeing nostalgia programmes about the 00s.
>> No. 21506 Anonymous
13th March 2017
Monday 12:01 am
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>>21504
Huh. I'd forgotten how sexy the Spice Girls were. Surprised I didn't polish more out during my internet-less teenlad years.

I guess I'd commission a TV program about them. You know, to document their important place in our cultural history.
>> No. 21507 Anonymous
13th March 2017
Monday 12:08 am
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>>21505
I think the Noughties were blander because I can see virtually no difference in culture between it and the decade we are in.
>> No. 21508 Anonymous
13th March 2017
Monday 12:15 am
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>>21507

There's a lot of difference, especially in the realm of the internet.
For me the noughties were the decade that marked the decline of the internet as a weird scary other-place.

You must also be forgetting how awful the early noughties were for fashion and music.

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>> No. 21483 Anonymous
21st January 2017
Saturday 8:17 pm
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Has anyone else been watching this?

Thoughts?
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>> No. 21496 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 8:41 pm
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>>21492
Agreed - I consider myself an expert on insulting language, particularly when it relates to other cultures and I had never heard of the term.
>> No. 21497 Anonymous
24th January 2017
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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It seems to be hitting it's stride a bit now, the last few episodes have been the best.

Don't know what the whole army training thing in episode 2(?) was about, pointless shite
>> No. 21498 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:27 pm
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I didn't like the "killing the guest" thing at first, but its actually quite amusing now and saves a lot of sycophancy ("So, you've a new book/show/film out...") that is required of such things. The later episodes are definitely better.

It's interesting how risqué they can be now - nailing the dildo to the steering wheel in the latest episode, for instance, just not the kind of thing they would ever get away with on the BBC.
>> No. 21499 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:57 pm
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>>21498
They do what? Christ it really is a show for teenlads.
>> No. 21500 Anonymous
26th January 2017
Thursday 5:58 pm
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>>21499
Fuck it, I'm watching Pointless.

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>> No. 21481 Anonymous
16th January 2017
Monday 10:54 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqspjopFkxM
So "Crackle" whoever the fuck they are are making a Snatch TV show. Judging by the trailer it's set in some sort of bizarro alternate contemporary London where nothing has changed in the past 30 years except the level of technology and variety of ethnics.
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>> No. 21482 Anonymous
17th January 2017
Tuesday 1:10 am
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>>21481
Remember Spooks? They made a film it with John Snow in it.

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>> No. 21455 Anonymous
30th December 2016
Friday 10:31 pm
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Not sure if it's just me, but the festive TV this year has been under par.

Inside No 9 was a bit of a let down. I haven't watched Charlie's 2016 Wipe yet, although I enjoyed Cunk on Christmas. I don't think there's anything of note I've missed; I don't watch Who but I heard the Christmas special was shite.
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>> No. 21476 Anonymous
31st December 2016
Saturday 10:39 pm
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There seem to have been far less Christmas songs on the radio, too.
>> No. 21477 Anonymous
31st December 2016
Saturday 11:13 pm
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>>21476

I thought I'd just missed them, but perhaps not. Not that I mind though.
>> No. 21478 Anonymous
1st January 2017
Sunday 9:26 am
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>>21476
That's because, like Gary Glitter and Another Rock n Roll Christmas, they've all been Yewtree'd so are now unplayable.
>> No. 21479 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 4:20 pm
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Are the experts in on it?
>> No. 21480 Anonymous
2nd January 2017
Monday 4:40 pm
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>>21479
The historian woman on Cunk with the curly hair has been with her on that panel show Sue Perkins did about names, so she's definitely in on it.

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>> No. 21427 Anonymous
22nd December 2016
Thursday 11:37 pm
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Could you?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjkSeuD-8yA

FWIW, I got 6/7. I'd have gone with warning shots, so I'd have saved the Tube but lost Parliament.

Unfortunately the MPs would probably have been evacuated already.
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>> No. 21428 Anonymous
23rd December 2016
Friday 12:39 am
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I remember watching that.
>> No. 21429 Anonymous
23rd December 2016
Friday 5:20 am
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>>21428

Any links to video or torrents?
>> No. 21430 Anonymous
23rd December 2016
Friday 1:54 pm
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>>21427
Not watched the video but I remember a show like this too - is it the one where there was an contagious deadly disease and they had to choose how large an area they wanted to quarantine, and the correct answer was the city, and they chose the entire Midlands or something?
>> No. 21431 Anonymous
23rd December 2016
Friday 2:31 pm
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>>21430
No idea about the scenario, but the format certainly fits. I've not been able to find any of the other episodes but then I've not exactly put in a lot of effort into looking.
>> No. 21433 Anonymous
24th December 2016
Saturday 12:50 am
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>>21427
It's that brown bird. I want to stuff her with hard-boiled eggs and make her lay them on my office desk while I do some stressful work. I want her to say "Look, I made another one. I am such a pro," and I will tell her to fuck off because I'm working.

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>> No. 21411 Anonymous
12th December 2016
Monday 11:31 am
21411 Alien Covenant
Even though Prometheus crushed my soul, I still can't help but be excited for Alien Covenant.

Please redeem yourself and the franchise Riddles.
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>> No. 21412 Anonymous
12th December 2016
Monday 12:00 pm
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I thought that South African bloke who did District 9 and some other films of lower repute was directing this?
>> No. 21413 Anonymous
12th December 2016
Monday 1:37 pm
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>>21412

We was in talks to do an Alien 5/Alien 3.2 but it was stalled so Scott could make his Prometheus followups. Probably not gonna happen at all now.

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>> No. 21409 Anonymous
9th December 2016
Friday 10:02 pm
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I was wondered why China was building islands in the south china sea.

Now I know why.

http://www.itv.com/hub/the-coming-war-on-china/2a4249a0001
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>> No. 21410 Anonymous
9th December 2016
Friday 10:24 pm
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>>21409

Pretty poor introduction to what I thought was a fascinating documentary.

Felt really bloody awful for those people who had their paradise destroyed and then got cancer as a byproduct. Really nasty stuff.

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>> No. 21403 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 3:35 am
21403 What was the "special stuff"?
Please Hilary, I'm desperate!
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>> No. 21405 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 7:27 am
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It's intentionally never explained. They've denied that it was human meat on the grounds that it would be too obvious, although there is that scene where Hilary meets an ambulance in the woods at night.
>> No. 21406 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 1:36 pm
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>>21405

I recall a packet of meat with a human ear visible used in some promotional bit for the series...
>> No. 21407 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 2:51 pm
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>>21406
>Though it is never revealed what "special stuff" consists of, many have assumed that it is human meat. However, the writers have denied that this is the case, stating that they can think of "nothing more mundane than cannibalism", and indicating that it is something much worse. However, the Season 1 DVD includes a fragment of brainstorming materials in its bonus section, on which the idea of the butcher selling human appendices obtained from the local hospital is listed. Others suspect it is a highly addictive substance like cocaine, given various clues throughout Seasons 1 and 2. As revealed in season 2, Hilary's wife is a cow. Some may believe that the special stuff might be the meat of some kind of cow human hibrid that comes from his intercourse with the cow. Even the writers were apparently not sure what the special stuff was at the beginning of the series. When Briss takes Maurice along with him to receive a "special delivery" from deep in a dark forest, we see whom he gets the special stuff from: a tall ominous figure accompanied by a hunchbacked figure. It is shown that even Briss seems absolutely terrified of them. The only clue from the original live shows as to what the substance is that it rhymes with "drawstring", which has led some fans to believe that the "special stuff" is circumcised foreskins. Another clue is that the Hebrew for circumcision is Brit milah, [1] which, when used in everyday English, is known as a "Brit"--or, more regularly--a "Bris."
>> No. 21408 Anonymous
4th December 2016
Sunday 3:28 am
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>>21403

Are you local

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>> No. 21303 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 7:39 pm
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Did anyone watch the trainwreck that was Frankie Boyle's American Autopsy? All the guests were women and majority American. Some topics included misogyny and white male priveledge.

Frankie genuinely looked like he wanted to leave. He's the only one not smiling.
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>> No. 21399 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 12:33 am
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>>21383
>post-truth thing
Yeah, because politics has always been a paragon of honesty. It's only since ~2012 that this whole post-truth business came about. Before that everyone was unfailingly honest.

Peace in our time. I am NOT a crook. Saddam is ready to fire chemical weapons at us in 5 minutes.
>> No. 21400 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 12:47 am
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>>21399
I can't speak for anything else, but certainly in 2012 I don't recall any politician disputing the order on the natural numbers.
>> No. 21401 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 1:46 am
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>>21398
>Looking at data from rust belt states which flipped from Obama to Trump is not an arbitrary criterion to use
Nobody said that. I said that aggregating them was arbitrary. I'm sure all three of us would agree that there's nothing wrong with looking at people's genitals, but I'm sure we'd also agree that taking the population as a whole and conclusion that on average we've got one ball each isn't reasonable.

In Iowa, Clinton received over 20% fewer votes than Obama did. In Ohio, she dropped over 400k. These two states represent more votes lost than the other three put together, and they were states that were expected to flip. Obama carrying Ohio a second time was itself unexpected - when the networks called it, the Romney camp called in to complain because their numbers were telling them otherwise, and Karl Rove memorably went into meltdown on live television. Nobody genuinely expected the other three to flip, not even in Trump's own campaign. Those two groups don't belong together as an aggregate.
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3rd December 2016
Saturday 2:38 am
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>>21401
Happily, you can look through them state by state to see how wrong you are.
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3rd December 2016
Saturday 4:22 am
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>>21402
Go on.

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>> No. 21301 Anonymous
20th November 2016
Sunday 8:17 pm
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This man is going to be the next Strictly champion and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 21302 Anonymous
20th November 2016
Sunday 8:55 pm
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>>21301
This is a troll voting campaign I can get behind.

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