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I might not just have been able to find it, but in case it's not been posted before: Inquiry: The Great British Housing Disaster, an early (1984) and relatively straightforward Adam Curtis documentary. This shit had been going on for… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by rhizome, Mister Bijou
MeFi comment - 4 ¼ hours ago

"You want Ibuprofen or the good stuff?" (Ibuprofen is what Nacho swapped Hector's pills for isn't it?) Howard has been an interesting character to watch, because he first appeared as an obviously slimy lawyer, and by now he seems to… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by tobascodagama, fullerine
FanFare comment - 18 hours ago

Or your iPhone, if you do Apple Pay. Or, indeed, your watch, if you have one of those. It's very much like living in the future, until I remember that the real future looks like being an amdram production of The Road, but with… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by mollymillions, LucretiusJones, lesbiassparrow, tavella, grahamparks, TheWhiteSkull, GenjiandProust
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

This could trigger riots I wish people would stop saying this. There are enough wankers eager to smash things up, and enough arseholes fantasising about 1968 Paris, who'll declare that "it's all kicking off now" and call it the… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Recliner of Rage, mushhushshu, SecretAgentSockpuppet, daybeforetheday, doop
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

This is one area where any complaints that the list is very US-centric would be completely off the mark, I think. However, I do wonder what lists from other countries would look like , as they'd contain the sorts of film that don't normally make it… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by fshgrl, Faint of Butt
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

What was called Progressive Rock* wasn't a genre, it was a scene. The same thing is true of Punk, Trip-Hop or (early) Dubstep. Actually, those bands had a lot less in common than is (lazily) thought. A number of them had Mellotrons, I suppose, but… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Baphomet's Prime, gamera, acb, Dr. Curare, philip-random, It's Raining Florence Henderson
MeFi comment - 3 days ago


Another thing I realised about the Richie Blackmore signature Straw: it has a scalloped fretboard, which means the the wood between the frets has been filed away. Essentially, Jimmy has blagged himself a guitar that's unnecessarily difficult to play… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mandolin conspiracy, filthy light thief, tobascodagama
FanFare comment - 7 days ago

Recent David Allen Green Twitter thread:1. So unprepared for their victory, and so unaware of what to do next, Brexiteers fell for the May approach. Nodding along, with each error. 2. Any criticism of May was "remoaning". She had to be… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Wilder, mumimor, Excommunicated Cardinal, cendawanita, joedan, two or three cars parked under the stars, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, vbfg, LMGM, busted_crayons, glasseyes
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

she puts her lips to yours as you are helpless and sucks out your life force. We see her doing this close-up, several times So Lifeforce with less nudity and more heiroglyphics? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Unicorn on the cob
FanFare comment - 10 days ago

Theresa May met with her Conservative backbenchers and declares: “I got us into this mess, and I’m going to get us out of it”. That's the sort of thing Stan says half-way through a Laurel and Hardy movie. With hilarious consequences. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by sldownard, acb, fluffy battle kitten, the latin mouse, jason_steakums, klausness, clawsoon, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, the return of the thin white sock
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Didn't Katie Hopkins rise like a poisonous miasma from The Apprentice, too? [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by lalochezia, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, howfar, the latin mouse, fearfulsymmetry, threetwentytwo, adrienneleigh, Artw
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Putin is having a meeting with his head of dirty tricks. "So, I don't understand exactly what you did here. I mean, don't get me wrong, it worked beautifully. But what was it, exactly?" "Nothing." "Nothing?… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by lalochezia, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, the latin mouse, reynir, sourcejedi, prune, badmoonrising, threetwentytwo, adrienneleigh, foleypt, dng
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Welcome to the offices of the Democratic Unionist Party. If you're talking to us, your career must be in trouble. [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by lalochezia, Automocar, sldownard, Aravis76, Joey Michaels, adrienneleigh, tjcohen, foleypt, zachlipton, Gin and Broadband, doop, lesbiassparrow, the latin mouse, You Can't Tip a Buick, jason_steakums, Combat Wombat, 1970s Antihero, Artw, Catseye
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

A Yellow Dress Containing a Girl by the Samson/Gilmour Family Collective. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by rum-soaked space hobo
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

It's interesting to see that [Southwark] Councillor Mark Williams is allowed to get away with complaining "that the council found a two-bedroom flat on the Aylesbury estate with 20 occupants, who were being bussed down to Bromley, 40 minutes… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Scram
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

The weird think about the Smoke on the Water riff is that he was playing it wrong - famously it's a riff you can play with one finger if you want to, and he was using barred E-shape chords (I think). The effect was to modulate it into a… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by aabbbiee, stoneandstar, iamkimiam, mandolin conspiracy
FanFare comment - 13 days ago


Why do they count so fast in the North East? Is it the cold wind coming in off the North Sea? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by HumuloneRanger, adrienneleigh, lalochezia, Concertion
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

WHAT THE FUCK IS NEIL HAMMOND DOING ON MY TV. Hopefully saying goodbye to his last chance at public life. (Oh, who am I kidding...?) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by pxe2000
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

That thread is by a Guido Fawkes type, so probably shouldn't be confused with reality. On the other hand, if some primary school really has got the kids to draw communist propaganda and refuse to take it down, they're bloody idiots. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by adrienneleigh, tobascodagama, Aravis76, ambrosen
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

this cheerful offering from She Makes War My friend Viv is in that, playing bass. Small world, innit? [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by pxe2000, doop, Wordshore, 1970s Antihero, Sonny Jim
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

So before I go to bed I have to find an answer to the question: "How could this possibly get even stupider?" So I know what to expect when I wake up tomorrow morning. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by sourcejedi, Artw
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

MattWPBS: I don't know that I would. Although they managed to cushion the blow somewhat 2010-2015 they also managed to save the Tories from themselves. Whatever happens next, the Tories have to own it with no willing scapegoats (God knows they're… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I'm in Southwark, where I voted for Neil Coyle (Lab) last time, but for a bunch of reasons (including insane minutiae things to do with property development) I voted for Simon Hughes (LibDem). The first person who asks whether I voted for Jeremy gets… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by lalochezia, inpHilltr8r, Wordshore
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Metafilter: Basically, it's best for everyone that they died. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by numaner, Naberius, Fizz, Devoidoid, headspace
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

How about the twist being that Bruce and Alfred have been secretly married for twenty years? [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by chavenet, Emily's Fist, Itaxpica
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

That's the end of Lego Batman. And marrying Catwoman is the end of Dark Knight Rises. Good god, do movies have canonicity now? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by nicebookrack
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

A bigger twist than if he'd married The Joker? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

She's not a female, she's a woman. Was that just an upbraiding or was it a quote? Because it's the sort of thing Gordon Cole would say. Or, y'know, bellow. I kind of want Richard and Linda to be the Thompsons, playing The Great… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

So that he can effectively side with Trump against the Mayor of London. Twat. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Over 130 Imams & Religious Leaders from diverse backgrounds refuse to perform the funeral prayer for London attackers in an unprecedented move [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It does look like Armando Iannucci has been tinkering with the fabric of reality again, doesn't it? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

In case anyone thought they weren't going to campaign today... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The thing about Mark Hamill is that in the original comic, it was Mark Hamill himself who was kidnapped at the beginning (and who ends up dead at the bottom of a ravine, but never mind), so the casting also works as a meta gag. Goldman and Vaughn… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

And if the Tories are going to win, I want them to be left with exactly the same majority they have now. Maybe even down one. All that kerfuffle to go precisely nowhere. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I am getting a bit tired of interviewers trying to catch out politicians with questions about numbers they are supposed to have memorised, though. It's too much like O-level Geography. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Jimmy grew up working in a convenient store It was just downstairs. How much more convenient can you get? [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Secret Agent Man I much prefer the original British theme to Danger Man - High Wire by the incomparable Edwin Astley, who also gave us The Saint, Department S and the original Randall and Hopkirk… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Rather than why its eyes did? [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

He realises we were all watching, yes? [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I think I saw a clip from this on Facebook, but I assumed that the show was called Harrassing Tigers With Drones. To adapt an old joke: If you're fairly reactionary, you start out in life with the Sun. Then you retire, and you… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

That's the thing - I honestly don't see any way out of this other than crashing the luxury apartment market. And what happens then? Is there actually a precedent for this? I realise there are property booms and busts throughout history (and London's… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I think the straightest line for the characters to go from here would be: Charles' insurance rockets so high he can't practise any more; Howard makes an appeal to Kim (whose ability to stand up to him in court shows that she's in the same league as… [more]
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FanFare comment - 4 weeks ago

Perhaps GCHQ should just dump all the dirt they have on the Trump administration straight onto the internet. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

It does strike me that they're not selling what seems to me to be the most interesting dramatic conflict: that Danny is going round giving sage advice and advanced fighting lessons because he's completely qualified to, and he just comes… [more]
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FanFare comment - 4 weeks ago

I think part of the fundamental dynamic of the Fargoverse is that no one ever does anything in the manner that a sensible person would. If someone spilled ketchup on the floor, they'd hatch a complicated plan to secretly construct a false… [more]
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FanFare comment - 4 weeks ago

This somehow reads like a mislaid episode of Cabin Pressure... [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

There are plenty of ways to get something nice without being a total dick about it. I think he enjoys the being a dick about it more than the actual nice thing. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Plus the fact that he's the most widely-hated politician in America should surely be helpful in the future. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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