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#1211651
Topic
UEFA / Premier League / Football / Soccer thread
Time

TV’s Frink said:

It means everything you said was obvious. Ric Olie = Captain Obvious.

I was just mentioning the connotation in my country. It was obvious it had nothing to do with yours.

So… like your other posts in here, it was nothing to do with footy then. Right.

Seems you have the quite the knack for taking threads off-topic / derailing them.

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#1211635
Topic
The Last Jedi appreciation thread
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DominicCobb said:

oojason said:

fmalover said:

Frank your Majesty said:

In my opinion, these two threads should have been created right after TLJ was released, when it became evident how polarising it is. This might have shortened some of the drawn out, fruitless arguments.

This said, I like how polarising TLJ is. It turns the comparably safe TFA on its head and takes the ST in a new direction. I’m curious for the final chapter.

I’m feeling pessimistic about Episode IX due to Abrams returning, as he’s a very play-it-safe kinda guy. The only movies where he was involved that I actually enjoyed are Armaggedon (he was one of the scriptwriters IIRC) and the very first Cloverfield movie which he produced. Other than that I consider him to be the popcorn guy’s Paul Thomas Anderson, in that both make totally insipid movies yet both are praised by their respective audiences as genius visionaries. If Chris Terrio was the sole scriptwriter I’d be more optimistic, but I’m sure Abrams will botch it all up as co-writer after all as he, alongside Lawrence Kasdan, scrapped Michael Arndt’s original script for TFA and then both proceeded to a copy-paste job.

For me, JJ is strange choice to wrap the Sequel Trilogy up - in my mind he seems more suited to creative ideas and intriguing plots and devices to draw the viewer at the start of a project - rather than finishing one. Hopefully he’ll knock it out of the park - yet given where the current story is in the Trilogy - he has a lot to do and accomplish in the final film…

I agree, except he’s coming back around to a thing he already started. So he has a strong creative (and emotional) attachment to this story, and has surely been thinking a lot about it’s direction in the years since he left.

Nice point - plus, he also has seen the script for TLJ quite a while now (I think he complimented RJ on it, saying he wished he’d wrote/directed it? - a few months before release?) - so likely has ideas brewing away to continue and resolve aspects of TLJ for a good while now too…

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#1211544
Topic
The Last Jedi appreciation thread
Time

fmalover said:

Frank your Majesty said:

In my opinion, these two threads should have been created right after TLJ was released, when it became evident how polarising it is. This might have shortened some of the drawn out, fruitless arguments.

This said, I like how polarising TLJ is. It turns the comparably safe TFA on its head and takes the ST in a new direction. I’m curious for the final chapter.

I’m feeling pessimistic about Episode IX due to Abrams returning, as he’s a very play-it-safe kinda guy. The only movies where he was involved that I actually enjoyed are Armaggedon (he was one of the scriptwriters IIRC) and the very first Cloverfield movie which he produced. Other than that I consider him to be the popcorn guy’s Paul Thomas Anderson, in that both make totally insipid movies yet both are praised by their respective audiences as genius visionaries. If Chris Terrio was the sole scriptwriter I’d be more optimistic, but I’m sure Abrams will botch it all up as co-writer after all as he, alongside Lawrence Kasdan, scrapped Michael Arndt’s original script for TFA and then both proceeded to a copy-paste job.

For me, JJ is strange choice to wrap the Sequel Trilogy up - in my mind he seems more suited to creative ideas and intriguing plots and devices to draw the viewer at the start of a project - rather than finishing one. Hopefully he’ll knock it out of the park - yet given where the current story is in the Trilogy - he has a lot to do and accomplish in the final film…

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#1211539
Topic
Why was this user banned? thread.
Time

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

Possessed said:

And the award for most silly and over the top ban goes to…

I can’t wait for the official explanation. Id go so far as to say I officially think this the the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever seen the administration/moderation do in this increasingly joyless forum that (coincidentally I’m sure) gets even more joyless whenever the founder is around, but I’d hate to find myself also banned for daring to disagree. After all the thing calipso said and got banned for is much more respectful than what that would be if I said that.

Maybe have a word with the joyless people who derailed the thread?

The idea that my questioning the relevance of a thread makes me joyless is pretty silly.

You think you derailed the thread, then? I wasn’t referring to you - though if you consider yourself one of the people who did derail it, then okay.

Feel free to PM me if you’d like to continue the conversation.

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#1211529
Topic
UEFA / Premier League / Football / Soccer thread
Time

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

C’mon the Redmen!

Most of us don’t use that term in the US anymore lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John's_Red_Storm

Prior to the 1994–95 school year, the university’s nickname was the St. John’s Redmen, which referenced the red uniforms worn by its teams in competition. The name was interpreted as a Native American reference in the 1960s, and the university did have a mascot (adorned in Native American dress), which eventually led to the team’s name change to the Red Storm. The change happened at a time when there was mounting pressure on colleges and universities to adopt names more sensitive to Native American culture.

I don’t think Liverpool players are going to be no longer be referred to as Redmen (the colour of the kit they’ve worn for over 100 years) by their fans due to an interpretation in the US on an insensitive term referring to Native Americans used in a completely different context.

I don’t what that means - in the future it may be better to explain it in words instead of an image-only post? Thanks.

 


 

On a separate note that’s the season over - though the pre-World Cup friendlies start very soon - as well as the World Cup itself on the 14th June 😃

World Cup 2018 discussion thread…

 

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#1211525
Topic
UEFA / Premier League / Football / Soccer thread
Time

^ and let Ramos do whatever he wants to opponents before kick off - so it’s a little fairer for the actual game itself 😉

 

Re the Redmen… (and typing ‘the redmen’ into google)

https://twitter.com/theredmentv?lang=en (seems much of the 1st page is taken up by them and social media links etc)

https://store.liverpoolfc.com/the-redmen-change-me

https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/sport-hobbies/on-the-road-with-the-redmen/

 

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#1211404
Topic
Why was this user banned? thread.
Time

Respectful? As in Collipso continuing to show no respect to the OP, the previous mod requests in there, and derailing the thread further - when specifically asked not to, and being informed of what would happen if someone did?

Seems you’re trying to equate Jay’s posts (which you seemingly have a problem with) - with the running of the site. You’re right - doesn’t sound entirely fair or respectful at all.
 

Edit - the above was written before your last edit to your post. And your edit to your post in the TLJ appreciation thread.

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#1211368
Topic
Why was this user banned? thread.
Time

Possessed said:

And the award for most silly and over the top ban goes to…

I can’t wait for the official explanation. Id go so far as to say I officially think this the the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever seen the administration/moderation do in this increasingly joyless forum that (coincidentally I’m sure) gets even more joyless whenever the founder is around, but I’d hate to find myself also banned for daring to disagree. After all the thing calipso said and got banned for is much more respectful than what that would be if I said that.

Maybe have a word with the joyless people who derailed the thread? To the point where a Mod stepped in (again) and issued a warning that if it continued there would be post deletions and temp-bans - in a bid to try and get it back on course. And in the very next post…

And still some people in there are making snide comments.

Obviously a thread discussing the positive aspects of a Star Wars film is just too much for some.

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#1211360
Topic
UEFA / Premier League / Football / Soccer thread
Time

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

C’mon the Redmen!

Most of us don’t use that term in the US anymore lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John's_Red_Storm

Prior to the 1994–95 school year, the university’s nickname was the St. John’s Redmen, which referenced the red uniforms worn by its teams in competition. The name was interpreted as a Native American reference in the 1960s, and the university did have a mascot (adorned in Native American dress), which eventually led to the team’s name change to the Red Storm. The change happened at a time when there was mounting pressure on colleges and universities to adopt names more sensitive to Native American culture.

I don’t think Liverpool players are going to be no longer be referred to as Redmen (the colour of the kit they’ve worn for over 100 years) by their fans due to an interpretation in the US on an insensitive term referring to Native Americans used in a completely different context.

Though thanks for the info, 23 years eh? Most progressive 😉

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#1211353
Topic
Star Wars I - VIII Matching DVD covers?
Time

There are a fair few quality Saga cover sets on here, though I do like Phildesfr’s Blu-Ray Complete Set, here:-

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Phildesfrs-Blu-Ray-Complete-Set/id/56080
 

and also his Despecialized Covers sets, here:-

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Custom-blu-ray-setfor-the-Despecialized-Editions/id/18201
 

It may also be worth going through the Index thread to see which Saga sets you may like too.
 

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#1211329
Topic
UEFA / Premier League / Football / Soccer thread
Time

Respect to Madrid - they were the better side overall, just - and what a goal from Bale. The depth of the Madrid squad really made a difference in this game (especially after a long hard season for both the clubs).

Unfortunately, the 2 other goals may haunt the Liverpool goalie (Karius) for a long time to come - I hope it doesn’t - though that’s a tough ask to come back from. Right now, as a fan, that hurts - though fair play to him to come to the fans at full-time to apologise and ask for forgiveness. That takes bottle.

I hope Salah’s injury isn’t as bad as first thought - and he recovers in time for World Cup.
 

As for Ramos - what a ****.

Ramos on Salah 25 mins (he knew what he was doing, dragging Salah’s arm to the ground like that and falling on it) - https://www.clippituser.tv/c/aqygap & https://www.clippituser.tv/c/vxgvzy & https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6keapf

Sergio Ramos laughing after injuring Mohamed Salah and watching Salah be subbed off injured - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOJl4_mq9fY

Ramos hitting Karius with elbow to face on 49 mins (ref not interested) - https://streamable.com/i60jl & https://twitter.com/68bor/status/1000484828662427648?s=21

Ramos feigns injury to try and get Man booked / sent off on 53 mins - https://twitter.com/JackTer11093393/status/1000501100905226241 & https://twitter.com/iamsk994/status/1000491047972163584 & https://twitter.com/FCBarcelonaHQ/status/1000468161119031297

For far too long he gets away with incidents like that.
 

Match highlights can be found here:-

https://www.reddit.com/r/footballhighlights/comments/8mbx6p/real_madrid_vs_liverpool_uefa_champions_league/

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#1211074
Topic
Current Events. No debates! Light political discussion allowed, but if it turns into a debate, take it to the politics thread and include a link here.
Time

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

Can you get divorced in Ireland yet?

For the last 23 years anyone has been able to get a divorce in Ireland.

Wow 23 years, they’re really on the leading edge of progressive culture! :p

In general they have come a long way in a short amount of time, including the removal of power that religion infringed upon everyday life there.

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

Maybe it could go in the Politics thread - though from a UK/Irish perspective I’d say this is more news than politics.

I think my point is that it will become a political discussion here on this forum, regardless of UK/Irish perspective.

I’ll leave it here, as it is more current affairs/news than politics - though feel free to post the links in the politics thread to kickstart a conversation on it there.

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#1211017
Topic
The Last Jedi appreciation thread
Time

We don’t need a TLJ appreciation thread - we just have a TLJ appreciation thread.

We don’t need several new new thread threads or 5th, 6th, 13th day of Christmas threads or whatever it was late last year - though we had them.

For a Star Wars film that polarisied so many amongst it’s fan base - and given some of the oft-repeated negative posts in the TLJ opinion thread that seemingly took centre-stage over the more positive or neutral viewpoints or aspects - it doesn’t seem a bad idea to have one… and see how it goes.

There may be a few posts that give some people pause for thought or re-think their viewpoint on certain scenes or parts of the film - who knows? Maybe some people would just like to talk about certain scenes they enjoyed without someone piling in with negativity… let’s give it a chance.

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#1211006
Topic
Current Events. No debates! Light political discussion allowed, but if it turns into a debate, take it to the politics thread and include a link here.
Time

TV’s Frink said:

That Guardian link is borderline unreadable. I clicked it first and had to give up and click the bbc link to see what actually happened.

Good for Ireland, welcome to civilization.

Shouldn’t this go in politics though?

The Guardian link is more a live timeline - with links to the more traditional format of news stories on the right, with links to breaking events on the left.

Maybe it could go in the Politics thread - though from a UK/Irish perspective I’d say this is more news than politics.
 

For far, far too long many from Ireland have had to resort to come to mainland Britain to be able to receive an abortion - often young women scared, alone, with no emotional support - sometimes without the knowledge of their families and even friends, scraping enough together money for the travel etc.

The whole situation was ridiculous and cruel.

Well in to the people of the Republic of Ireland - and those who made this referendum happen.
 

Hopefully Northern Ireland will soon follow suit…

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#1210947
Topic
<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
Time

MalàStrana said:

oojason said:

but it’s got nowt to do with Disney, so stop with the unsubstantiated claims - it also cheapens your viewpoint and those that may share your views on the retcons.

Isn’t Disney producing the new movies the same way they produce the Marvel or other series they own ? (real question)
Because it’s totally relevant when talking about the new movies to base any analysis about that fact which makes a clear distinction between the Lucas/independant era and the Disney/corporation era of the Saga. It’s so clear at every single level (good or bad, to each is own point of view on that) that I don’t want to stay blind about that and pretend we can talk about Solo or else the same way we were talking about Ep I to VI. SW was a Saga. It’s now a Franchise. You can love it, that’s fine. But you can’t pretend it’s not true and saying Disney has nothing to do with that.

And now we’re no longer talking about retcons…

and you somehow managed to miss this part of my last post when quoting it:-

oojason said:

MalàStrana said:

snooker said:

Retcons are the devil to you, ain’t they?

I didn’t like them when Lucas was making the PT. I don’t like them when Disney is ruining what’s left to ruin in this Saga.

Please keep comments in here to the Solo film - this is the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story — Official Review and Opinions Thread’ afterall - and not the ‘bash Disney’ thread. Thank you.

If you’d like to continue a wider conversation on the franchise (and how it compares to Marvel etc) that’s fine, though it won’t be done in here - the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story — Official Review and Opinions Thread’. So find a relevant thread to do that - or feel free to PM me to carry the conversation on.

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#1210940
Topic
<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
Time

MalàStrana said:

snooker said:

Retcons are the devil to you, ain’t they?

I didn’t like them when Lucas was making the PT. I don’t like them when Disney is ruining what’s left to ruin in this Saga.

That’s a false equivalency at best; you may not have liked them when Lucas was writing the prequels - and you may not like them with the current writers, but it’s got nowt to do with Disney, so stop with the unsubstantiated claims - it also cheapens your viewpoint and those that may share your views on the retcons.
 

Please keep comments in here to the Solo film - this is the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story — Official Review and Opinions Thread’ afterall - and not the ‘bash Disney’ thread. Thank you.