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Ryan McAvoy

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#1070313
Topic
The Worst Star Wars Characters
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DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

Or it could be Darth maul?

Person A: "Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!"
Person B: "What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?"
Person A: “Character…?”

The same could be said for OT Boba Fett, IMO.

If Boba Fett dueled Luke in ESB instead of Vader, then yes. But he didn’t, so no

Plus I think we all could easily describe Boba Fett’s character and personality from his few lines and actions. e.g. He is ‘Cunning’ because we are shown that he sees right through Han’s Stardestroyer escape plan. He is “remorseless” because we hear (the not exactly remore-full) Vader telling him not to just murder everyone on sight. etc etc. Fett certainly looks “badass” but he’s a bottomless well of rich characterisation next to Darth Maul.

Disco_Lobot said:

  • Captain Panaka

This isn’t the “Best characters” thread.

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#1070291
Topic
The Worst Star Wars Characters
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It could be Qui-Gon Jinn?

If he never existed, maybe we might have some prequels about you know, Anakin and Ben’s friendship… like we all thought they would be.

Or it could be Darth maul?

Person A: "Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!"
Person B: "What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?"
Person A: “Character…?”

Or it could just be Dexter Jettster?

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#1070207
Topic
Songs That Are About Or Include The Current Topic (Refer To OP For Current Topic)
Time

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (All 23 minutes of it!)
The Bang Bang - Sitting In A Car (From Brothers Of The Head Soundtrack)
Jel - To Buy A Car
Whirlwind Heat - Auto Modown (cover of Devo)
The Spinto Band - My Special Car
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wheels
Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
Bruce Springsteen - Racing In The Street
Eels - Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
The Doors - Roadhouse Blues
Neil Young - Fuel Line
Cookin’ On 3 Burners - Cars (Funk/Soul cover)
David Bowie - Always Crashing In The Same Car
David Hasselhoff - Jump In My Car (I probably shouldn’t admit it but I once saw him sing this live)

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#1070182
Topic
Using Star Wars quotes only...
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R1…

“Make ten men feel like a hundred”

“It’s not a problem if you don’t look up”

Threepio can’t help himself…

“What could possibly have come over Master Luke?”

“I beg your pardon General Solo, but that just wouldn’t be proper”

“I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor”

“Oh, yes, that’s very good, I like that… Oh! Well, now, something’s not right, because now I can’t see! Oh, oh, that’s much better. Wait… wait. Oh, my! What have you done? I’m backwards! You flea-bitten furball! Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough to…”

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#1067361
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Bingowings said:

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.

After all the recent unexpected election results we’ve had, I could never rule that out but it’s still fantastically unlikely IMO. It’d be nice to get the Tories out but the best I’m hoping for is a loss by Labour that is just big enough to make Corbyn’s position untenable (then they can maybe elect a leader that’ll really challenge May’s government) but not so big that they are left powerless in parliament to reign in the Conservatives and unable to recover by the time the next election comes round.

I also really hope the next two months of debate do not consist entirely of journalists asking Labour politicians if they “REALLY believe they can win?”. Please discuss policies and let the electorate decide at the ballot box. Remember the last time when 80-90% of the debate was “Since the Tories obviously cannot win, who do we think they are going to go into coalition with?”… and then they won.

darth_ender said:

Go start a boring, stuffy British politics thread and leave this one to the Americans!

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#1067334
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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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.

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#1066801
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

Looks like we get to live another week before WW3 starts.

Lets not panic just yet.

I’m not panicking. I’ve been VERY calmly building a bomb shelter in the garden.

Just for “fun”, I wonder what countries would be the “Allies” and what countries would be the “Axis forces” this time round. If you’ve got Kim Jong-un/N.Korea on one side and Trump/USA on the other, when all the other countries of the world get sucked into the conflict, where would they hang their hats?

S.Korea would be for the allies obviously. Would China back N.Korea for the Axis? If they did I think Japan would join the Allies this time. Russia backs China and brings along Syria. The UK would back the US and the EU would too. I wonder if Cuba would chose differently this time? Israel would join the Allies, so would that mean the Arab states would be Axis in response? Saudi Arabia would have a choice to make. Iran might pull a surprise move and join the Allies, if Trump could not p*ss them off too much. India would be for the allies but would Pakistan? You could see how it would rapidly escalate.

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#1066641
Topic
Songs That Are About Or Include The Current Topic (Refer To OP For Current Topic)
Time

Y’all forgot the best one. Patti Smith’s ‘Horses’ from the album ‘Horses’. Preferably the intense live version from the BBC Whistle Test…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LqH_Ire-dY

Hmmm… others I can think off…

The Hold Steady ‘Chips Ahoy’. Good band, like Weezer playing Springsteen (or vice versa)…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOFeaedv3Uc

The original/first-released Gram Parsons recording of ‘Wild Horses’…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MchWI3sLUQo

The strikingly named Danish Synth duo Fagget Fairys and ‘Feed The Horse’ (Possibly not about Horses though… might be them having oral sex with each other. Those crazy Danes!). Either way it’s catchy…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0CMx7M84KQ

‘Horse Tears’ by Goldfrapp from their classic album ‘Felt Mountain’…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPPMOtrMV7s

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#1064611
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Hey cool, David Fahrenthold won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Well deserved.

OTOH, Peggy Noonan won one for commentary, which is pretty baffling.

The fact that now one can win a Pulitzer for writing a partisan political article, that opens up no new ground on anything, just blows me away. I may now have to start agreeing with those that believe the “end times” are truly here.

😦

Sounds reasonable.

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#1063913
Topic
The "Name that Movie/TV Show I Can't Stand" Thread
Time

SilverWook said:

Mark Hamill did a couple episodes in the second season of SeaQuest

Oh yeah…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1lFkFbl1oc

Just kidding, I remember enjoying ‘seaQuest DSV’ at the time but I suspect it’s probably one of those shows that it’s best to not re-watch now and let the memory stay golden.

SilverWook said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

‘Revenge of the Surfboarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls’

Is that the sequel to Surf Nazis Must Die! ? 😉

Probably.

Since Frink didn’t get that comedy reference, I’ll add ‘Red Dwarf’ to my suggestions 😉

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