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Where did they get all that track from? [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

DR. DROID: We don't know why. She has lost the will to live. AUDIENCE: We know how she feels! [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Silence of the Lambs. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Ragnorak: The waterproof jacket of the Norse Gods. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Trump will tell the nation tonight: "I am your voice." Il Voce, then. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months ago

Please don't be. I'm sure you love at least 1,000 movies. Only just 482 of those movies. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

And of course my list would have at least one Edgar Wright film on it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months 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 - 6 months ago

Since "flyover" is the UK equivalent for "overpass", our flyover country would be this. /moderate derail [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 6 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

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]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

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]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

Oh, just that Insane Clown Posse seemed like pretty good description of the RNC as it is. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Why does New York need shaving? Hipsters. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

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 - 7 months ago

Trump's Razor Oh, wow, that's actually a thing. Awesome and horrifying in equal proportions. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

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 - 7 months ago

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 - 7 months ago

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 - 7 months ago

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 - 7 months ago

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 - 7 months ago

I suspect he's best described as a "local character". His whole life will be a struggle between his desire to attract people's attention and their desire to ignore him. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I wanted to add something when I posted that, but everything I tried came out sarky, so I dropped it - it's not so much an article (that is to say, commissioned by a magazine/newspaper) as an extended comment on Medium. I'm finding that's where a lot… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

The cartoonist Martin Rowson on Twitter:8 years ago in Turkey judging International Cartoon Comp 1 of organisers, v clever secular professional woman told me the army were the defenders of Turkeys secularism &, by implication, what she thought… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

What new depths would we plumb in the meanwhile? It doesn't matter. At this point the depths are unavoidable. The Labour Party is in the hands of Jeremy's Protest Club; the supposed grown-ups are running around like the Keystone Kops of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

It's important to have silverware. Otherwise what will you reach for when your home is unexpectedly invaded by a werewolf? [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

The Terrifying Hubris of Corbynism [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

prettypretty: It's pantyhose, or tights if you're British, otherwise the joke doesn't work. Sorry. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I was musing just now that it was almost nostalgic following the NEC negotiations yesterday - especially when the sandwiches appeared. Just like the 1970s. Traditional Labour party, it's like a steam engine, all shining brass and hissing. Delights… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Bernie Sanders only joined the Democrats last year, after literally decades as an Independent senator, and Trump settled down to being a Republican not much longer ago. I suspect when the dust settles, the U.S. parties might consider such rules, or… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Hope is the foundation on which we build the cathedral of crushing disappointment. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

But it would be a Beano strip about tiny thieves. A lot more entertaining than Ed and chums. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Because Millibandits sounds cool. Millibandians? [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

At the other end of the same piece: "If the future of left politics lies partly in becoming a social movement, that means actually doing stuff." Exactly. It appears last night I commended the potential leadership of Andy Coulson, as I'd… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

So this is the new thread? Roomy. Can still smell the paint. I think the UK is still in the process of proving no matter how fucked you are, you can still get more fucked. We have yet to reach peak fucked. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I suppose she's punishing him by giving a job that means he has to turn up for work every day. He'd hate that. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

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