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"So what have you been up to... for 20 years?"

Choose life. Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and hope that someone, somewhere cares. Choose watching the Trainspotting 2 trailer and talking about it on Metafilter.com. Choose your future.
posted by Artw on Nov 3, 2016 - 73 comments

Yes, it features “Lust for Life”

T2: Trainspotting 2 [YouTube] [Teaser Trailer] Director Danny Boyle reunites the original cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. [via: Pitchfork Media]
posted by Fizz on Jul 26, 2016 - 67 comments

Choose Life.

Twenty years of Trainspotting [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 19, 2016 - 50 comments

oh, what a nice drug

"Everything is fine and the world is beautiful. It's raining, it's dark, I woke up at 5:30AM, I'm commuting in traffic. I would have had a headache, I would have been miserable, I would have wondered how my life took me to this point. This point I'm at right now. But no, no, everything is fine. Life is beautiful. The rain drops are just falling and in each one I see the reflection of every persons life around me. Humanity is beautiful. In this still frame shot of traffic on this crowded bus I just found love and peace. Heroin is a wonder drug. Heroin is better than everything else. Heroin makes me who I wish I was. Heroin makes life worth living. Heroin is better than everything else." [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 4, 2014 - 106 comments


The 10 Best Music Moments In Danny Boyle's Movies
posted by Artw on Aug 11, 2013 - 14 comments

Second Coming

Stone Roses, Trainspotting and the grunge look: the 90s revival is here (previous)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 13, 2012 - 211 comments

Revisiting Mother Superior

In what may be an attempt to make amends for causing Susan Boyle to 'flee America' (although that apparently wasn't the real cause), Lou Reed has directed her new music video, a cover of his own song Perfect Day. [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Nov 8, 2010 - 72 comments

Steam Punk

Captain Sensible travels on the historic Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch steam railway to Dungeness [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 28, 2010 - 18 comments

Our show's a hit, it's sh1t - you watch it anyway

The Adam and Joe show ran on Channel 4 during the 90s. There are many marvellous memories from the late-night lo-fi bedroom fest, but most fondly rememberered are their re-enactments of popular films and shows using toys. Kids. This Life. Toytanic. Shine. Se7en. American Beautoy. Saving Private Lion. Furends. The Toy Patient. ToyTrainspotting.
posted by mippy on Jul 30, 2010 - 20 comments

Scotland's heroin problems

What happened to the Trainspotting generation? Heroin and Scotland: the relationship continues.
posted by peacay on Aug 16, 2009 - 51 comments

Wait. Wait some more. Turn around. Wait.

As Orwell said, "another English characteristic which is so much a part of us that we barely notice it,... is the addiction to hobbies and spare-time occupations". Of those, trainspotting must be the most misunderstood. But now you can try it yourself with the online trainspotting simulator and join in the fun!
posted by lucia__is__dada on Feb 5, 2009 - 29 comments

This is the time. And this is the record of the time.

MeFi Trainspotting Dept.: While most music consumers long ago traded up their sonically dodgy, graphically threadbare, non-bonus-enhanced early CD pressings of their favorite albums, a subculture has naturally arisen to absorb their discarded digital detritus. Witness "Target CDs", a family which encompasses certain early West German and Japanese pressings on the Warner/Elektra/Atlantic (WEA) labels. So named for their distinctive label design, Target CDs - unlike, say, MFSL Gold CDs - make no particular claim to superior fidelity or longevity; in fact, due to their notorious "flat transfer" process from whatever version of the album happened to be lying around, it seems quite the opposite. (Further evidence for the purely nostalgic and/or aesthetic value of these discs can be seen in the "hypothetical Target CDs" threads.) Even so, as within any oddball subculture of collectordom, one can now expect to lay out serious bucks for certain of these shiny little period pieces.
posted by mykescipark on Jun 3, 2007 - 6 comments

Everyone featured on this site requires a fucken glassing.

Everyone featured on this site requires a fucken glassing. Who do you think needs to be glassed?
posted by mcsweetie on May 8, 2007 - 67 comments

Train Spotting

Train Spotters rejoice! Rail Pictures has all sorts of locomotive shots.
posted by jasonspaceman on Oct 25, 2003 - 5 comments

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