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1  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: So Scotland may very well leave the UK in 10 days on: September 07, 2014, 11:15 am
Also we should immediately make The Doctor switch to an English accent if it passes.
2  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: So Scotland may very well leave the UK in 10 days on: September 07, 2014, 11:14 am
18 months to sort out "what you voted for exactly" is my problem, failing to provide some sort of definitive mandate is dodgy as hell. Largely debunked economic dangers is not a statement that can be true as obviously we are dealing with a lot of predictive elements when we still dont know what the plans for independence are economically or what the split of debt/resources would be, its a long term problem, I hope England would be savvy enough to realise while a lot of concessions economically to a new independent Scotland wont exactly be "fair" but will be in our long term interest not to have a bankrupt state by us ... ditto for doing what we can to get you into EU.

We dont really know if you can readily rejoin the EU as a straight transfer and under what conditions if so (like taking the Euro). I guess you could apply for some sort of exception for the Euro and be shoehorned in, it would seem logical but I assume states like Spain would fight the hell out of it for obvious reasons.

I would also like Scotland to take the Euro if it went independent, not for any economic reasons, it will just be so much easier to get rid of than Scottish notes.
3  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: So Scotland may very well leave the UK in 10 days on: September 07, 2014, 10:36 am
While I still dont think its probable, I would like independence so I can have a dual citizenship to an EU country (if they get membership anyway) in case we ever leave in some fit of pandering right wing nonsense one day.

The downsides like how its a bad idea to be having a vote of independence without any sort of forcing of a plan or mandate from the independence side, the gross economic dangers for Scotland, the no doubt skyrocketing of shortbread prices well... I dont care about any of that. Fuck Scotland.

I do care it will just be another left wing region of the UK leaving to bolster tory potential of future majority governments for the rest of us (till that promised UKIP split kicks in one day, hopefully).

I do however propose we change the name of the country if they leave to "England and friends".
4  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fuck the Police on: July 27, 2014, 10:57 am
That fuck the police.
5  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: July 23, 2014, 07:43 pm
I whispered "man I hope Caesar fucks that ape up" and truly meant it.
6  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: July 07, 2014, 05:44 am
Snowpiercer thoughts also (I WONT BE LEFT OUT)

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7  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Emma Czornobaj on: June 22, 2014, 07:19 am
I also think that the charge is sound and the sentence seems harsh. But I dont know Canadian system, so maybe big possible sentences are thrown up at first but really something much more sensible comes out in sentencing, in which case I think its all sound.

You have a split of responsibility for what she did, manslaughter laws are pretty clear on this being sufficient here, and usually sentencing reflects culpability.
8  Forum / AV Club / Re: Winter is coming (HBO's Game of Thrones) on: June 17, 2014, 06:51 am
I wasnt sure if they were playing that for laughs, but Jojo Frog Boy getting stabbed was comedy gold.

Also I liked all the additions and changes from the books (all great) and I hope to expand the show out for next season we just get a whole Run of Arya's foreign adventures.
9  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: June 12, 2014, 09:06 am
It was!
10  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: June 11, 2014, 06:17 pm
It is our manifest destiny to be knocked out of all tournaments by Germany, a flunky doesnt kill us, Germany kills us.

I also dont see USA getting out of your group, but its one of a few nicely even groups that will be interesting to watch. Unlike say B which has to be settled at some point by how many goals people thrashed Australia by.
11  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: June 11, 2014, 04:24 pm
I really see England struggling to even get of our group, so im happy to just switch to Steels more optimistic predictions for us.

I assume Brazil and Argentina will flourish but mess up somewhere, then somebody more dull and European like Spain or Germany comes in and takes it with ruthless dull technical football.

Top scorer will be Rickie Lambert.
12  Forum / AV Club / Re: FX's Fargo on: June 07, 2014, 12:14 pm
I think im 5 or so in, its amazing fun. Coen porn is the future of tv.
13  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: June 02, 2014, 06:19 pm
I liked the counselor, but yeah it was less a movie more an insane experience, with a car fucking.
14  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: May 24, 2014, 10:47 am
I heard farmer were super strong and as smart as computers.
15  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: May 23, 2014, 01:13 pm
Isnt he like... one of your actually good players. An anti-altidore if you will.
16  Forum / AV Club / Re: Winter is coming (HBO's Game of Thrones) on: May 19, 2014, 07:01 am
If I could go back in time and not have read the books I think I would, just to be able to not see shit coming and be surprised.

I would do this just so I would not have read the books.
17  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: Aimless Rambling on: May 16, 2014, 01:27 pm
The dissonance of how you know the older generation and how they are on the internet is genuinely quite shocking. I think of my mother as a smart accomplished woman, shes the first person I go to for financial or medical advice, but going by her facebook and emails she is an actual crazy idiot.

Presumably all our kids will think the fact we aren't hip to some neon 3d flash language they all speak in 2030 on the ultranet will embarrass them terribly.
18  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: FOOTIE on: May 14, 2014, 05:39 am
Neville is insanely enjoyable, I guess the more of a twat you are as a player the more fun you are as a commentator, so somebody should sign up Barton right now.

Also the BBC announced Juninho as part of their world cup coverage team (the heart of middlesbrough) so this world cup just got good.
19  Forum / AV Club / Re: Winter is coming (HBO's Game of Thrones) on: April 22, 2014, 10:03 am
okay but (I've learned all of this from the stuff I've read in the past day or two) in the books Jaime's appearance in that scene is the first time he's seen Cersei or vice versa since he was kidnapped several years ago (right? maybe? I don't fully get the timeline) at this point. in the show, they've reunited and already had one ugly, bitter scene where she tells him he "took too long" to get un-kidnapped

Articles linked probably go over this, but basically yeah the show brings Jamie back earlier than the books where they have an awkward slightly hateful sex scene (that is not a full on rape) then they have a general falling out realising they have both changed etc. The show has him come back and they have that general falling out first, then a rape.
20  Forum / AV Club / Re: Winter is coming (HBO's Game of Thrones) on: April 22, 2014, 10:00 am
The directors view that he HAD transferred the scene from the book, and it was just some erotic powerplay, when its clearly a full out rape scene is the creepy thing.

I think why book people hated it can be summed up, that like the Drogo/Dany thing, the show reinterpreted it in a way that makes you feel differently about the characters. Jamie is obviously on a good guy redemption arc thing after Bro'ing around with Brienne, and to shove a brutal rape scene into that story is.... weird. Really weird.

Usually everything the tv show adds over the books is a vast improvement (because the books suck, never read) but they do seem to insist on making everything even rapier and I am not sure they did this for any sensible reason from what I am hearing from the creative team statements, so they fucked up I guess.

I dont think the THIS IS WHEN GoT WENT TOO FAR headlines are anything but flaming annoyance into controversy, because it's already a show thats very clearly set in a world of misogyny and horror with rape and child murder everywhere, its just a seemingly baffling character choice.
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