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It also made me a fan of David Lord's production. Out of curiosity, how are you on Peter Blegvad's Knights Like This? It was the first thing by Blegvad I heard, and it turned me into a rabid fan, but Blegvad was very against it… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by persona au gratin
MeFi comment - Yesterday

What I remember Gabriel saying about the namelessness of his albums in interviews at the time (maybe it's in this programme, I can't remember) was that he wanted the albums to be like magazines, with a standard masthead and a shifting series of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I assume that as a comedy nerd you're very familiar with Father Ted, but it's probably the silliest thing ever created - by Graham IT Crowd Linehan and Arthur Matthews. Possibly also the sketch show they wrote called Big… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by low_horrible_immoral, cotton dress sock
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I took it that the First Order were a karaoke version of the Empire, so of course they were going to do a Death Star, but it had to be BIGGER and STARRIER and DEATHIER. It's a totally self-conscious knock-off. Starkiller Base makes a lot more sense… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by middleclasstool
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

(He's definitely supposed to be more of a grizzled bullshit-artist than an infinitely slappable millennial quirk-monkey, anyway.) [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by skycrashesdown, Ashwagandha, Just this guy, y'know
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

Elektra is completely insane. I like her a lot. It's nice that someone is having fun around here. I suppose it's a forlorn hope that the story will go any differently from the canonical narrative, but I always thought that was a mistake - Miller… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DirtyOldTown
FanFare comment - 3 days ago

It's probably one of the things that I'm a bit of a bore about, but Dirk was based on Adams' friend Michael Bywater, who actually played Dirk in some dramatised bits they did for a South Bank Show on Adams in about 1990. So Dirk is actually… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Just this guy, y'know
FanFare comment - 3 days ago

For me it's related to the recent "Can we be less U.S.-centric, please?" thread, in that the people you're talking about - in this case, the people you're more than likely merrily ripping the piss out of for the sheer lulz of it - are… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by daisysteiner, Rosie M. Banks, jessamyn, teponaztli, InkDrinker, Lexica, miorita, stoneweaver, langtonsant
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

Someone should tell Texas that most of the rest of the world gave up on human sacrifice a long time ago. [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by ovvl, oceanjesse, hydropsyche, cstross, my-username, yesster, bendy, emf, SaltySalticid, teleri025
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Recently, I've thought Presidential hopeful teams would make good names for characters in an 1930s pulp story, possibly involving an expedition deep into the jungle and perhaps monsters. The hero is Clinton Kaine, who not only has thews, but they are… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Recliner of Rage, Tehhund, You Can't Tip a Buick, ocherdraco, rorgy, Iridic, Atom Eyes, thereemix, cjelli, zutalors!, mbrubeck, prize bull octorok, tivalasvegas, Frowner, defenestration
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Reminds me of the marble run videos my 5yo spent a couple weeks watching. Oh, good, you've got me watching Pythagoras Switch videos now. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by notyou, Metro Gnome, horopter
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I have a vague memory of Lynch saying that he would like to do a director's cut, but that it would probably go in the opposite direction, losing as much of the straight stuff as possible and just going for the surreal visuals. (I'd very much like… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Kattullus, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Where did they get all that track from? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by oheso
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

What I've always loved about that scene is that no one is really being mocked. There's a social faux pas between Elaine and the Jive speakers with her not understanding what they're saying, but it's her problem and it's OK because the old lady speaks… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Rev. Syung Myung Me, BrashTech, animalrainbow, languagehat, zinful, BinGregory, Triplanetary, EmGeeJay, wenestvedt, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, Mavri, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

DR. DROID: We don't know why. She has lost the will to live. AUDIENCE: We know how she feels! [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by happyroach, Joe in Australia, chrchr, Artw, entropicamericana
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

Silence of the Lambs. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by kms, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, emd3737, 3urypteris
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Ragnorak: The waterproof jacket of the Norse Gods. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by hanov3r, skycrashesdown, zingiberene, Nerd of the North
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Airplane is essentially a remake of the 1957 movie Zero Hour (down to some of the more memorable dialogue, such as "We need to finds someone who can fly a plane and didn't have fish for dinner"). It was on Channel 4 once… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Quizzical Hamster, PontifexPrimus, milnak, tobascodagama, Auden, mothershock, I-baLL
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

I think I mean: "Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet." (does that mean I choose incontinence though) Yes. Inchastity and incontinence. You'd basically end up spending your whole life washing sheets. [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by Joe in Australia, saturday_morning, Nanukthedog, Wilder, NMcCoy, figurant, drinkyclown, Greg_Ace, Joakim Ziegler, solotoro, comealongpole, teleri025, baltimoretim, idiopath, davros42, middleclasstool, Auden
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Sausages are full of heart. And most other unwanted organs. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Fig, MikeKD
FanFare comment - 11 days ago

When threads recur like this, I'm wary of adding exactly what I wrote last time (and have an irresistible urge to add something), but: The main thing, for me, is that she is advising people to only own things that either make them happy or are… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by milkb0at
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Although I suspect the Corbyn-Yay!/Corbyn-Grr! dynamic might be going round in circles, the blogger Alex Andreou, who was equally outspoken for and against Corbyn at different times has set out an account of the whole affair which I'm broadly in… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by klausness, Joe in Australia, tavella
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Perhaps there is a niche business opportunity in setting up a finishing school for rough beasts Perhaps they could also sell centre-holders, for centres that can't hold themselves. [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by msali, headnsouth, seyirci, No-sword, Ten Cold Hot Dogs, Joe in Australia, Iris Gambol, radicalawyer, grobstein, bleep, languagehat, clew, spoolian, khaibit, wanderingmind, nebulawindphone, skycrashesdown, jim in austin, rp, GenjiandProust
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Although the lesson drawn from it in his case was more about fraud than Fascism. I suspect Fascism is a kind of fraud. After finally getting to write that down (rather than trot it out in the pub), I was able to move to the next… [more]
favorited 28 times, recently by Recliner of Rage, zoinks, SecretAgentSockpuppet, mordax, The Great Big Mulp, feste, nangar, daq, gamera, joedan, RakDaddy, penduluum, angrycat, tobascodagama, yesster, ZeusHumms, holgate, VTX, Potomac Avenue, allthinky
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

My experience with Fascist building is mostly in Italy and Spain, and can be summed up as "Expensive materials indifferently assembled" - lots of marble and mahogany, but nothing quite fits, and there are rough gaps between the marble slabs… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by Recliner of Rage, Tehhund, mumimor, nangar, daq, rifflesby, Monochrome, chainlinkspiral, clawsoon
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Trump will tell the nation tonight: "I am your voice." Il Voce, then. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Recliner of Rage, AsYouKnow Bob, lord_wolf, kelborel
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Interestingly, earlier on at least, Pratchett's novels for young people seem to have more edge to them. In addition to the Johnny Maxwell books, there's the Bromeliad trilogy (Truckers, Diggers and Wings, which I love, but… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by emilypdx, wenestvedt, ignignokt, idb, gnutron
Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Yep, the Labour party is doomed to irrelevance one way or the other. But the coup wasn't plucking failure from the jaws of electoral success (although a lot of people seem to want to believe that it was), it was a stunningly incompetent attempt to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

We already know the PLPs version of the Labour Party can't. The PLP already have. That's what makes them the PLP. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Please don't be. I'm sure you love at least 1,000 movies. Only just 482 of those movies. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by brundlefly, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Apparantly, yes, Sassenach / Seisnig is the Celtic form of Saxon. Which surprises me, as I assumed it was the Celtic word for arse. And it's "Welsh", not "Welch". [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

I found going through the list to be a surprisingly joyous experience - up to a certain point, I'm in total agreement with him, all "Oh, yes, oh yes". When it gets to the 80s, there's a slight divergence, possibly because he's that much… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by liquorice, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, lumensimus, DanCall, YAMWAK
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

And of course my list would have at least one Edgar Wright film on it. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by narancia, DoctorFedora, DanCall
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Indeed, and also Lincoln Hamlin, Harrison Reid's editor; Grant Wilson, Gore Lieberman's right hand man; Greeley Brown, the telegraph operator; and Coolidge Dawes, the ship's cook. Seymour Blair and Douglas Johnson are just random sailors who meet a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Since "flyover" is the UK equivalent for "overpass", our flyover country would be this. /moderate derail [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by darksasami
MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

The thing about the practicality of the Fury Road shoot is that it brought together a team of people working on something together. They went into the desert together and gathered a lot of material which was later stitched together digitally,… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Jacqueline, yueliang, butterstick, happyroach, the man of twists and turns, WalkerWestridge
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

When Hayek called his book The Road to Serfdom, one might assume that the title was intended to be a warning. However, it's turned out to be a set of directions. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Really? I would love to read more about this. Me, too, actually - I remember someone from ZTT talking about how the Frankie records (in particular) were malleable because they were largely on the Fairlight. There was other technology they… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by wenestvedt
MeFi comment - Last month

It does look wonderful and has lots of fineness about it. I do have a couple of caveats: Firstly, there's something slightly stiff about the dramas that Sky makes, or at least the ones I've seen. Beautifully presented, generously budgeted, but… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Pope Guilty
FanFare comment - Last month

A phenomenon which I have a problem with is when something is posted about the UK - where I am - and, yes, one thing that happens is that within a few comments the thread becomes about a similar phenomenon in the U.S., and then just becomes Americans… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by reynir, ldthomps
MetaTalk comment - Last month

Oh, just that Insane Clown Posse seemed like pretty good description of the RNC as it is. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Why does New York need shaving? Hipsters. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Scattercat, yiftach, threeturtles, Pendragon, intelligentless, vibrotronica, Hactar, Artw, urbanwhaleshark, zombieflanders
MeFi comment - Last month

Oh, I had the wrong Kirby. So much for my dream of being served by impossibly muscled waiters in ludicrous hats. AND THE DOTS! THE DOTS! [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Trump's Razor Oh, wow, that's actually a thing. Awesome and horrifying in equal proportions. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

There's probably still time to call Insane Clown Posse in to play the RNC. Everybody can punchline that for themselves, yes? [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

That's an idea. Split in to two parties: Progress! and Momentum!* Progress! can have most of the MPs; Momentum! can keep the Unions, the buildings and the debt. The membership can choose between them. I think the names really need the exclamation… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Are we living in a simulation? Somebody run a Tron lightcycle into me. Trying to follow this from the exotic United Kingdom. If it's any comfort, I can say from recent experience that when you've been through the looking glass a few times… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I mention it because the recent UK threads have been very valuable to me in terms of having a place to rant, or snark or just discuss the various bizarre things that have been going on, and there have been moments when I've worried that that would be… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

One man survives in an inhospitable environment by employing the awesome power of human smugness. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

You probably think that's a small walrus sitting on a toilet that claps when you enter the bathroom, don't you? You may well be right, I have no idea. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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