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#1070144
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Jeebus said:

Mike O said:

moviefreakedmind said:

If your medication isn’t working then I doubt that more of it will help you. Also, have you considered disconnecting your internet if you can?

It’s 2017. I need the Internet day-to-day.

Yeah, having internet is pretty much a necessity these days.

Why?

Its 2017. The internet has basically become a necessity these days. Just remember there were probably some oldtimers in 1917 that wondered why electricity was considered a necessity.

Frink age joke in 5…4…3…2…

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#1067349
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Ryan McAvoy said:

CatBus said:

this is really more about getting May out from under that “temporary caretaker government” shadow after Cameron left?

I don’t think she is seen as a “temporary caretaker government” at all, she was the overwhelmingly popular candidate for Party Leader/PM. I think it’s more about shutting up dissenting voices (of all parties) in Parliament of the “Yes we agree you’ve got a mandate for Brexit, Prime Minister… but not this kind of Brexit!” variety. She’s going to ask the country clearly and directly “Do you want a Brexit on my terms?”. The electorate will most probably answer, “Yes please!” emphatically and she can get on with the business of doing just that.

CatBus said:

Is my understanding correct that this isn’t really expected to change anything substantive? i.e. the people, parliamentary percentages, policies, etc, aren’t really expected to change much at all

Not really, I think things will change quite a bit because the Labour opposition party will most likely be wiped out due in large part to how deeply unpopular their leader (and cabinet) is, which I’m sad to say is probably for their own good in the medium to long term. Hopefully the Lib-Dem party will get back some seats after they were annihilated at the last election.

I think the general consensus is that the Conservative party will win.
This is possibly a misjudgement. When Gordon Brown the most unpopular PM for aeons finally got around to doing what May is doing here after inheriting a gulf war mess from Blair all the Tories could manage was a coalition. They were expected to lose the last election or have to make another coalition with UKIP or some other party.
The secret ingrediant to their majority was Brexit. UKIPers flipped sides to insure they got the referendum. Scotland evicted Labour for supporting the Conservatives and the Liberals lost their nice guy image propping up the Tories in coalition and breaking their manifesto pledges.
We have now a slightly different world. Brexit has happenend, it can’t unhappen so UKIP doesn’t need to exist anymore. Austerity isn’t working and isn’t popular. The SNP need someone the can do business with in Downing Street and May is not that PM.
Corbyn has always been anti-EU (just like Tony Benn). The old Labour zealots that voted Tory to get Brexit may return to the fold now that Brexit is unavoidable. The people that voted Tory as a protest against Blair and Brown will now vote Green rather than vote for the Tories.
My prediction Corbyn will suprise everyone by narrowly winning with the remainers voting against the Conservatives with the same zeal that the Brexiteers voted for them.
That’s if he stays of the hills and doesn’t have a heart attack.

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#1066267
Topic
The ANH:SE Redux Ideas thread (Radical Ideas Welcome).
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darth_ender said:

I agree. The radio drama strengthens and fleshes out the idea. Tarkin and Motti are in cahoots on the whole thing, and Tarkin refuses to flee the Death Star partly in response to Motti’s influence of needing to maintain a strong image to take the role as emperor. I like seeing more of this in deleted scenes.

It ties in with Rogue One too.

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#1066216
Topic
The ANH:SE Redux Ideas thread (Radical Ideas Welcome).
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Correct me if I’m wrong but Angel… Formally of this parish, hasn’t made an edit out of his work.
I was rather excited by the extended conference scene shown at Celebration. Another thing that should have been on the Blu-ray. I liked the implication that the Death Star is Tarkin’s power play, something that holds up in the other deleted material. Maybe Palpatine let the first Death Star go as a means of assassinating all his rivals. JeJerrod is a much more tame pet.

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#1066214
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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flametitan said:

NeverarGreat said:

flametitan said:

NeverarGreat said:

Loved the trailer, basically confirms that Luke is abandoning the Jedi for a balance.

Not sure how I feel about that. I actually really disliked how Legends started to take “balance” literally, and that the Jedi and Sith were merely philosophical differences, rather than how the Dark side was a tumour on the Force originally.

There’s no denying that the ‘Light’ side of the Force has issues as well, which is why it was only by recognizing the Dark Side that Luke was able to prevail in Jedi. The Jedi’s prohibition against some emotions and the dogma that they are impossible to overcome once indulged in was shown absolutely to be false. I for one appreciate the new direction this is taking.

But the Jedi Dogmatism was supposed to represent corruption in the Jedi (If we are to believe Lucas, who has had issues representing what he actually meant in the Prequels). The default state of the Jedi was supposed to be much more benevolent, but at some point they literally forgot their connection to the Force to use it as little more than a tool. Using the RotS novelization as a reference, Obi-Wan points out how the Jedi council in ages past didn’t bicker, but rather let the Force guide them to an answer, hinting that the Jedi lost their way.

In Jedi, that sequence was anything but Luke prevailing by channelling the darkness. If you look beyond Luke kicking Vader’s ass, the set up is that Luke lost control of himself because of Vader’s words getting to him; the music turns ominous, representing Luke going against what he stood for; and finally, when the fight ends, Luke is absolutely horrified at what he did. It wasn’t a triumph by finding “balance” between light and dark, it’s despair as our hero verges on becoming the monster he fought.

It could be like the Exorcist. Luke could be having a crisis of faith. He knows that the Dark Side is on the rise again so maybe he will come round to restoring the order with adjustment. Seeing the cultural vandalism in Rogue One it would feel like a victory for Palpatine if the Jedi were to blink out of existence.

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#1064787
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Yesterday I played Journey on PS3 now all life is bland by comparison. What a thing. Transcends the medium in the same way Fantasia did with those silly motion picture cartoon things.

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#1061658
Topic
Mixing up Move quotes
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Don’t stand so close to me, Neguy! I’ve told you about that before. You on one side and him on the other - it’s like being on the bottom of a bloody well!

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#1061331
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Last movie seen
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Alderaan said:

TV’s Frink said:

Judge Dredd (1995)

There are some fun elements but it’s mostly stupid.

4/10

The only thing I remember about that movie is that they basically wallpapered every Taco Bell in America with Judge Dredd stuff for one summer in the mid-90s.

The Robot is good, Mean Machine Angel is spot on the city looks good. Max Von Sydow and Jurgen Prochnow are always welcome in my eyeballs. Everything else is crap which is a shame because the world of Dredd is perfectly designed and worked out and would make a great telly show or film series.

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#1061323
Topic
Mixing up Move quotes
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At the beginning of the 21st century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it is the world’s leading supplier of computer technology, medical products, and healthcare. Unknown, even to its own employees, its massive profits are generated by military technology, genetic experimentation, and viral weaponry.

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#1061301
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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RicOlie_2 said:

Bingowings said:

Jetrell Fo said:

I’m starting the “quit smoking” process today. Anyone here gone through it want to share your thoughts on your challenge? I would think that knowing what others went through could be very helpful to me on all fronts.

Thanks.

I gave up cold turkey and put on so much weight I became practically spherical.

But cold turkey is so good! Especially in a turkey-stuffing sandwich. Mmm…

Not so good for the turkey.

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