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I think it's fair to say that if Frank has any spare time, he spends it duct-taping weapons to the bottom of random things. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by heathrowga, ukdanae, DowBits, paper chromatographologist, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, wildblueyonder, ricochet biscuit, asteria
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

Sports are supposed to be popular but they essentially ruin everything, especially television. It's the sort of thing that Michael would come up with to torture people. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Fig
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

Rooting for Octarine for 2019. At this point stranger things than that have quite literally happened. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by jeribus, yeahlikethat
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

The full album stream is certainly there. Or here, rather. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by salix, hippybear
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Interestingly, the last time the Houses of Parliament burned down it was because they were attempting to rid themselves of outmoded accountancy practises: Since medieval times the Exchequer had used tally sticks, pieces of carved, notched wood,… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Death and Gravity, I'm always feeling, Blue, Just this guy, y'know, clawsoon
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

My annual recommendation for Christmas songs that you won't hear anywhere, really: Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses (extra points for the extended 12" version) and Frosty the Snowman by The Cocteau Twins (or… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by Lapin, Emily's Fist, zinful, ravelite, violette, JoeZydeco, Hairy Lobster, camyram, MrVisible, a mirror and an encyclopedia, shmurley, ejs, giraffe
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

At least I don't have to worry about the cat any more. [more]
favorited 34 times, recently by Huffy Puffy, h00py
FanFare comment - 8 days ago

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart But the very next day, you gave it away This year, to save me from tears I'll give it to someone special. That last line: surely it has to be the bitchiest line in all of pop music. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by en forme de poire, MsDaniB, rongorongo, zinful, Mrs. Rattery, cooker girl, wenestvedt, Ten Cold Hot Dogs, rabbitrabbit, kinnakeet, theBigRedKittyPurrs, luckynerd
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Alexandra Erin had a flaming hot take on “Christmas Wrapping” as cultural appropriation. Seriously? For fuck's sake... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by cooker girl, pxe2000, ob1quixote
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Also, the line from The Christmas Song "Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow" conjures up the most terrifying images. Babies. With glowing eyes. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by rongorongo, Morfil Ffyrnig, rabbitrabbit, kinnakeet, luckynerd, pxe2000
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

In the 70s, of course (and the 70s was the golden age of the Christmas single), even Mike Oldfield had one. And Kate Bush. And Steeleye Span. And The Wombles. I can't remember, have we had the Greg Lake one? Bing Crosby and David Bowie (the same year… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by mygothlaundry, AgreeableAnne, Morfil Ffyrnig, Ten Cold Hot Dogs, ob1quixote, Hairy Lobster, I'm always feeling, Blue, ZeusHumms, mandolin conspiracy, philip-random
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

In a few years' time the UK's economic centre will be distributed between Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin, so that shouldn't be a problem. [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Concordia, rum-soaked space hobo, Aravis76, RuvaBlue, Tarev, scruss, DSime, srboisvert, The River Ivel, mumimor, Dysk
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

Whenever I see him in something it always amuses me that his parents were stoned enough that they thought calling a child Armand Hammer was a good idea, and I've enjoyed the notion enough that I haven't wanted to spoil it by finding out any facts… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by [insert clever name here]
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

the department formerly known as BIS Oh, I wondered what happened to them... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by knapah
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

It all gets strange if you look at the UK in terms of population. There are more people in London than Scotland and Wales put together. Of course, moving Parliament etc would change that, and I'd welcome it, but you'd be talking about enormous… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Just this guy, y'know
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

As politicians dither over repairs, the risk of fire, flood or a deluge of sewage only increases. The Houses of Parliament as the best metaphor for the political establishment it contains, there. (Edited to add that I only saw the… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by acb, Optamystic, threetwentytwo, dng
MeFi comment - 10 days ago


I kind of want them to do Fantastic 4 as an HBO series, set in the 60s, as close to the original as possible, colour-graded to look like Eastmancolor. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by omegar, Construction Concern, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, khaibit, nonasuch, Proofs and Refutations, cuscutis, fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit, Kafkaesque, MattD, Iris Gambol, theartandsound, nicebookrack, Fleebnork, briank
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

I'm not sure that I'd go so far as to describe either McWhirter brother as "beloved", except possibly within the McWhirter family. 1970s family television was strange. After all, Jimmy Savile was a staple of Saturday night entertainment… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by plep, I'm always feeling, Blue
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Movie: Thor: Ragnarok
favorited 17 times, recently by johnasdf, bq, freecellwizard
FanFare post - 12 days ago

I was struck recently by the irony that Shada, the story that was famously unfinished, has now been finished several times, while most stories only get to be finished once. They just keep finishing it. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, Just this guy, y'know, I'm always feeling, Blue, threetwentytwo, DirtyOldTown, Ashwagandha, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Hello to Jason Isaacs. I enjoyed this a lot more than the first two, partly because it was now worth their while to give the characters characters. Though, to be honest, all I ask of media at the moment is that it distracts me from the dismal… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by MsVader
FanFare comment - 12 days ago

Although I'm sure this is a strange thing to do, may I predict (confident that when it actually happens this comment will be so far in the past as to be completely forgotten, unless I'm right, in which case I'll flag it up like something really quite… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Superplin, DevilsAdvocate
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Croquet is actually quite a cruel game: the idea is to get your ball through the hoops, yes, but while contriving to place your opponents balls in as inconvenient places as possible. Odd that Tahani doesn't know that. That said, I prefer Jason's… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mountmccabe
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

In fact they dated each other. And that's OK. If Robert Downey Junior had had the opportunity to date Tony Stark, I suspect it would have been game over. That's some timeless love shit right there. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by asteria
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

There's also a thing that has more and more of an effect on me as time passes, which is that negative opinions carry more weight than positive opinions, even if the negative opinions are wholly specious and detached from reality, as with Cinema Sins… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Kutsuwamushi, maxsparber, Harvey Kilobit, Don.Kinsayder
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

At the beginning of this year I decided to take my Spotify subscription more seriously - I'd been using it more for convenience than anything else - and consequently I've found many, many more new things to listen to than in previous years. I've… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Xyanthilous P. Harrierstick
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I was glad to see this as these videos keep turning up in my YouTube feed,* and they are, as far as I can tell, little more than lazy, mean-spirited people who've found a way to turn that into an income stream. If you found yourself talking to them… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Nec_variat_lux_fracta_colorem, MaximumTaco, thecjm, Artw
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

None of these philosophers were talking about masturbation. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

There's a tiny sub-sub-genre of fiction - so tiny, in fact, that the only examples I can think of off the top of my head are books by the pre-WWII novelist duo Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon, in particular Don't, Mr Disraeli. It's a very odd… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by gamera
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

On the whole, though, I think it's a better drama series than the others, though it's still the first setting up part of the season (which is the best bit of all of them, apart from Iron Fist). I'm particularly struck by the way that the US'… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by eustatic, christopherious
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

He doesn't understand it even now, and even if he did he wouldn't respect it. It's just that it seems like a good idea to say that he understands it, because that might get him out of his latest scrape. It's not a question of right and wrong… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by rhizome, pharm
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Dredd: Number 1 in Action. I'd put it number two behind Fury Road, but it's way, way up there. I tend to think that these lists are actually designed to be as annoying as possible. If they put the 1966 Batman at number… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by col_pogo, The Card Cheat
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

As someone in a country currently living under the yoke of slapstick wannabe-dictator Theresa May (who just had to encourage a woman to resign from her ministerial post for clueless freelance policymaking and won her position only challenged by… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Also, yeah, that's usually what happens when you follow adults' advice re: standing up to bullies. Although usually they don't put smoke-tentacles down your throat, they just hit you and laugh. [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

I want someone to make a version of It's a Wonderful Life where the Clarence-analogue saves the George-analogue and shows him the world as it would have been without him, except, as it turns out, the world is significantly better, even… [more]
favorited 11 times
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I attended not one but several weddings, and their accompanying receptions, during the time of Agadoo As long as they didn't play it as the bride was making her entrance down the aisle. And not at funerals, of course. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks 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]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago


"Let's celebrate logistics this Xmas!" Given that the story revolves around census-taking, the availability of accommodation and the coordination of various groups of visitors and the gifts they bring, it could be argued that… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

At least I don't have to worry about Bob any more. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

Between this and Hannibal (and possibly other series that I'm not aware of), it seems that NBC are taking the new realities of TV consumption more seriously than the other networks - series that are likely to have passionate followings, with… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

Patel has resigned. Let's see who May replaces her with. My money's on Jim Davidson. (Non-UK readers: that is a joke. Jim Davidson is a racist stand-up comedian.) [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

No mention of "Don't Pay the Ferryman "? Personally, my archetypal Chris de Burgh track is Patricia the Stripper, which probably explains my, uh, attitude. (I was sure the got divorced... no? Oh, well, that's good, I… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

That was what is wife was wearing when they met, and he wrote the song about her. She divorced him because he had an affair with the nanny while she was recovering from a broken neck. Kind of like a more dramatic version of the story behind Eric… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Oh, of course, Trevor has taken over the scheduling of the show. It all makes sense now. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

Another thing that struck me is that as long as The Good Place is only for a very select few, it makes a mockery of any idea they might have of being good. If Eleanor is capable of change, then anyone is, in which case Chidi could argue quite… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

I’m not sure that being a Zappa fan is supposed to be easy. Sort of like mountaineering or trigonometry. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Because if you go faster than light you won't be able to see anything and you'll crash into shit. Any fool knows that. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I think the problem is the way he's saying it and how it's much more about him as a messenger than the message itself. Someone once said to me something like: "If someone says they want to be your teacher, politely refuse; If they say they want… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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