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    Oh yes, the concept is almost certainly better...

    Oh yes, the concept is almost certainly better than anything they could have actually made at the time.

    As for the Zardoz/Barbarella comparisons, yeah probably quality-wise, but it would most...
  2. Be sure to choose your Scandinavian location...

    Be sure to choose your Scandinavian location carefully. ;)

    Where I live (about level with Scotland) for example:
    http://i.imgur.com/5h8lAB8.jpg


    If the gulf stream decides to fuck off, we're...
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    Jodorowsky's Dune is a documentary of how...

    Jodorowsky's Dune is a documentary of how famously mad surrealist Alejandro Jodorowsky tried, and failed. to make a film of Frank Herbert's Dune. The story of how he assembled a team of extraordinary...
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    Yeah, respect to you. It takes guts to get up in...

    Yeah, respect to you. It takes guts to get up in front on a stage, especially when you're doing something personal.

    I've never done any real public speaking, much less comedy, but I definitely...
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    Economic inequality does create dissatisfaction...

    Economic inequality does create dissatisfaction though, and even if it isn't a cause in itself, it's certainly a tool being channelled towards whatever target your chosen ideology has. The left...
  6. Most of what I watch has already been mentioned,...

    Most of what I watch has already been mentioned, but here's the long list of gaming related stuff I'm subscribed to on YouTube.

    Idle Thumbs - A podcast. I usually skip through the episodes for the...
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    I'll point to the whole "brand recognition" thing...

    I'll point to the whole "brand recognition" thing from the Transformers discussion two pages back. It doesn't matter if it's good or if it's a story that deserves to be told, people will go see it...
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    Those people won't go away but, as much as we...

    Those people won't go away but, as much as we might want them to see the light, they don't actually matter.



    And worse. Bannon being the obvious devil on both his shoulders, but the man also...
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    Which is all the more reason not to let them have...

    Which is all the more reason not to let them have the debate entirely on their terms, which I feel is happening far too often at the moment.
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    Not fabricated by the US media to be fair, but...

    Not fabricated by the US media to be fair, but certainly picked up and spread by the likes of Breitbart and Fox News without checking against reality.The actual arguments and misuse of statistics...
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    Stuff that isn't famous enough to be in the...

    Stuff that isn't famous enough to be in the common conciousness I guess, so basically anything not Star Wars or Alien. I've seen a lot of film throughout the years, but I also spent the first 15...
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    Even if it didn't lead to the end results sane...

    Even if it didn't lead to the end results sane people wanted the debates with Hillary didn't help him. The whole situation certainly wasn't helped by also having most of the media being happier to...
  13. I'll give it a go: Space X did a resupply mission...

    I'll give it a go: Space X did a resupply mission (not sure what CRS stands for exactly, "Crew Re-Supply?") to the International Space Station from launchpad 39 at the Kennedy Space Center, and they...
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    "You look at what's happening last night in...

    "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this, Sweden!? They took in large numbers they're having problems like they never thought possible."

    Yeah, Donald,...
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    Outland. I'm slowly trying to catch up with some...

    Outland. I'm slowly trying to catch up with some lesser known sci.fi from the 70s and 80s. This one has Sean Connery playing a newly appointed marshal on a mining colony on Io where a some of the...
  16. Er, we just stop mass-breeding them, and yes,...

    Er, we just stop mass-breeding them, and yes, kill and eat the ones we have.
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    John Wick is fine for what it is. It's got well...

    John Wick is fine for what it is. It's got well done action that my old man brain could follow and it almost feels like an 80s action movie dressed up for 2014. It rides the line between having a...
  18. Fair enough on the French. I'm not at all saying...

    Fair enough on the French. I'm not at all saying other nations haven't also done equally bad or worse things, it's just that the UK does stand out as being particularly willing to be wistful and...
  19. Well, besides a huge cross section of cultural...

    Well, besides a huge cross section of cultural output and the consistent swagger of moral superiority in international relations? To take a specific example, the enormous efforts of the UK government...
  20. In terms of death toll, Stalin's purges and the...

    In terms of death toll, Stalin's purges and the ongoing political oppression before and after the war. And the Great Famine and suppression of dissent in China, I suppose. Neither of those had the...
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    At least there are good things being made too,...

    At least there are good things being made too, and it lets the rest of us be grumpy nerds with a good conscience. The things that are remembered and treasured tend to be the ones with some effort and...
  22. Well, I think you're right that there probably...

    Well, I think you're right that there probably are some differences in how the whole WW2 thing is viewed. Not in tolerance to antisemitism, but to take an example I once happened to say "If I can be...
  23. I haven't seen more than a few tens of seconds of...

    I haven't seen more than a few tens of seconds of his actual content, but I have seen a couple of interviews with him in Swedish and he came across as rather immature and probably not the sharpest...
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    As far as I can tell Pacific Rim has those same...

    As far as I can tell Pacific Rim has those same basic appeals with its big cool stompy robots, over-the-top huge action scenes, some attractive ladies and the whole military disaster movie vibe. It...
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    Christ, what is wrong with British people? You're...

    Christ, what is wrong with British people? You're supposed to be eccentric, irreverent and kicking upwards, but lately it's nothing but jingoism, surveillance, poor hating and gagging the press....
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