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When I was a child I had a lot of dreams in which I was trying to catch up with a bus, which would linger at stops just ahead until I got close, at which point it would take off and linger at the next stop. I mention it, because trying to get to the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Mentioning Burr for some reason reminded my of Gore Vidal . How sad he's not here to see this, it would have amused him greatly. And appalled, of course. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Well, it's late here, and I'm going to bed. When I wake up it will all be done, and you can all tell me about it. I just wanted to say that I hope HRC gets to talk about all the stuff that a President actually does - domestic and foreign policy, the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

But if Trump's spin is smart couldn't they style this as emblematic of his terrible behaviour before he found Jesus etc? He's literally incapable of that. Apologising would make him look weak. Losers apologise. And his spin isn't… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Jimmy Savile was accused of necrophillia?! Yes. (That article probably deserves a generalised trigger warning.) [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

"Maybe someone should tell Trump that withdrawing from the race is like declaring bankruptcy." Declaring moral bankruptcy. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Saying we're visiting England, Britain or the UK is too much like saying "oh we're visiting the Reich" to me now Yeah, I feel that way about the United States. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Government bars foreign academics from advising on Brexit [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

There is a very funny film to be made about the Golden Dawn society, and I'm surprised that no one's done it before. Possibly because most of the people so far with enough interest in Crowley to write it take him more seriously than, perhaps, is a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Meanwhile, at some airport exchanges, the pound is now worth less than a euro. It's been that way for a while, though. On and off. The shocker is going to be when the Pound is worth less than a Dollar. Given that people are expecting £1… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

I don't know where the best place for the question would be (indeed it might have already been answered in one of the other episode threads), but has anyone written anything about the series' relationship with Harlem? I'm thinking firstly that the… [more]
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FanFare comment - 6 months ago

The cycle superhighway down Blackfriars Road operates sort of like a storm drain - twice a day the floodgates open and thousands of cyclists flood up and down it (up in the morning, down in the evening). It's fairly quiet the rest of the time -… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Explaining a redesign of Elephant and Castle, a busy south London junction notorious for accidents, TfL says: “Currently, traffic dominates the area, and there are more collisions here than at almost any other junction in the capital. Changing the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

totally generic action
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Music post - 6 months ago

I wonder what will happen to the podcasting industry when Squarespace stop giving them money. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Currently in Japan, the BBC having got wise to the concept of VNPs, so no iPlayer. Still, reading the thread because I don't mind spoilers. Very glad to hear Julian Bleach is back as Davros, as I thought he was marvellous and a bit underused… [more]
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FanFare comment - 6 months ago

It was £160 for the upgrade, on top of the ticket. But that's largely because of the rail privatisation they pushed through last time they were in power. So fuck 'im. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

In addition to which it's just struck me that the title of Chidi's book - initially, at least Who We Are And Who We Are Not - is probably not thematically incidental. [more]
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FanFare comment - 6 months ago

Is it just me or does the Island of Stability look like Japan? [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Gosh. It appears there really is someone called Scooter Libby (am filthy foreigner, so don't know these things). Assumed it was a children's book about a small girl named Elizabeth. Who has a scooter. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

Oh, and the only way I could live with the at-one-time-ubiquitous Foreigner song was imagine it was a paen to farmyard sexuality called I've Been Waiting for a Girl-like Ewe. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I'd want to see a more comprehensive list than these two before thinking there was something funny about it, largely because the Batley and Spen election became necessary at such a complicated time and in such a complicated way. Also, around October… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

This song always makes me think of Casey Kasem, in his jumper. I generally saw America's Top 10 (or whatever number it was) very stoned at about three o'clock in the morning, and for some reason it all seems to boil down to this song. In my mind,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Who are these people who remember their school days fondly well into middle age? Was that really the peak of their lives? I'm guessing that the best bit for a lot of people was college, when you didn't have much responsibility and you had… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I'm at a loss as to why anyone would want to listen to this stuff all day every day. My guess is that they're in their forties and fifties and spent the 80s doing things that were a lot more fun than what they now use the radio to distract… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Wherever humans go, rats follow Is that a principle we can utilise, somehow? You! Chappie with the flute! See what you can do with that idea. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

You have a collection of gay, military rats? That's an R-rated animated movie waiting to happen. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

That may be true, but it's a part of the process. If the score wasn't noticeable, the filmmakers may have thought it necessary for the film that it wasn't. Indeed music that's too noticeable might be said to have failed - it supports and accentuates… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Homeless people are scary!So, what is the answer [to scary homeless people all over the street outside a Michael McDonald gig]? I dont know for sure. We would like to hear your thoughts. Well, the answer's "some form of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

There is actually no debate at all about it. The Grauniad nickname definitely comes from a particular publication - Private Eye - as a specific play on The Guardian's (at that time fully deserved) reputation for… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

If we're on the subject of the actual names of British newspapers: To be pedantic and repetitive, the name of the upmarket newspaper published by News International in London is The Times, not The Times of London or The… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

Let he who has actually read Ulysses cast the first stone. yes I said yes I did Yes (No, of course I haven't, but I listened to the song. Isn't that enough?) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

They are hacks. It's a hack's job. Big budget movies are written by hacks, directed by hacks, scored by hacks. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being a hack. Shakespeare was a hack. John Williams is a hack. A hack is someone who is employed to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Lord of the Flies was Golding's first novel, and his later books are better, I think, though not so syllabus-friendly. Pincher Martin suffers from having its central conceit stolen for a cop-out ending by a well-known television series… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

It's crossed my mind relatively recently (over the last decade or so) that I probably have difficulty reading. Not dyslexia - I mean, not: no character transposition, just confusion - but something like that. If I'm not actually interested in the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 7 months ago

It's not just the music, the effects are all the same too. Most people who make sample libraries end up making those because that's where the money is. Sort of. I think a lot of scores sound very similar not because they're copying other… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

"Also unicorns. There have to be unicorns. No triggering until we've got unicorns." [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

the death of a grandparent, a first boyfriend, or a lost kitten That's a lot of death. Were they bludgeoned insensible with the club, do you suppose? I imagine it to be a pink shillelagh. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

One man survives in an inhospitable environment by employing the awesome power of human smugness. [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

The Mexican president, who will be joined by his foreign minister, is expected to speak English at the meeting. What a shame they missed the opportunity to address Mr Trump in his native tongue, Gibberish. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

North Sea Radio Orchestra have a new album out very soon, too. I saw them play a few months ago in Camden (apparently sitting just behind a gentleman called Tallbastard on Youtube, who I believe is a reincarnation of The Consultant, who uploaded… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months 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]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Firstly: Antman and Catwoman - the charming story of two marginalised people, each with their own faunacentric obsession, that unites the two comic-book behemoths in a mutual frenzy of copyright litigation. Secondly: I continue to be… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

ANYONE can write a great beginning. I disagree. Anyone can write a terrible beginning, too. The choice is yours. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

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 - 7 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 8 months 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]
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Ask MeFi comment - 8 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

(He's definitely supposed to be more of a grizzled bullshit-artist than an infinitely slappable millennial quirk-monkey, anyway.) [more]
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FanFare comment - 8 months 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]
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FanFare comment - 8 months ago

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