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  1. good stuff thread.

    After 5 years I remembered my password, although it took me around 20 attempts. Pleased to see this place is still going strong. It's like a rock in the churning slurry of sewage that is the internet.
  2. What is the world coming to?

    Hey, it worked for Einstein: Bohr: Your dedication to upholding classical mechanics when physically explaining wave-particle interaction in the quantum realm flies in the face of our experimental knowledge. Einstein: Oh fuck off. Schrodinger: LOL. As for the video, yeah she probably should have been arrested for public disorder, but doing so after the offence is pretty pointless. Also I hope her social worker will take a keen interest in this footage; that's no way talk around your own kid.
  3. "The Killing" TV Show

    The second series of the Danish 'The Killing' is on BBC 4 in November and I think the first series is on iPlayer at the moment as they've rerun it recently. As for the American version, it's alright. There are some aspects that have translated quite well, but the political of the story so far seems a bit clumsily handled. I haven't seen the finale yet; I'm a little confused as to what they're going to do to cover everything unless they're splitting the plot into two series with a big cliffhanger.
  4. Job Hunting

    Sorry about this, but I need somewhere to vent my current frustration. Fuck employers and fuck the jobs market. Five months I've now been unemployed and getting on for around 200 applications. I started off trying to target jobs that would get a foot in the door to a career I would like to progress into (environmental chemistry and management) and which I spent 5 years doing undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications for. This resulted in one interview 120 miles away, which I failed due to having not enough engineering experience in spite of "coming across well, both professionally and technically" and "demonstrating detailed understanding of your discipline, and your explanation of challenging subjects was both clear and logical". Right, so with money tight I changed strategy. I decided to broaden my search to administration and laboratory work; I have experience of working independently in laboratories, doing data entry and analysis with Excel and Access and have experience doing admin duties in a retail environment. In the meantime I tried to beg for unpaid work experience with environmental consultancies. The result....nothing, all applications disappeared into the ether returning silence. Ok, let's change strategy again. This time I targeted retail, an area that I have a large amount of work experience within. Last Friday I got a call from a small branch of Waterstone's offering me an interview. This is it I thought. However today I hear that I've been rejected on the grounds of "not having enough experience with retail systems"; WTF! I've freaking worked for them before! I know their ridiculous, outdated, MS-DOS looking computer systems! I've also worked in another (damn-sight more respected and famous) book shop for a year. So now I feel like I'm at a dead end. I've been rejected by the career I want to go into, rejected by secondary jobs that would give me some decent experience and rejected by minimum wage retail. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm employable at all, or if I've accidently included some highly offensive acronym in my CV.
  5. 2011: The Musical Landscape thus far.

    2011? I'm still trying to catch up with 2009. Too much music and not enough cash is the problem. Liked what I've heard of PJ Harvey and Radiohead on 6Music, so they'll be going on the list. I quite like the summery Pumped Up Kicks track, although I can imagine it getting slightly irritating after a bit like Peter, Bjorn and John tune from a couple of years back. Oh, and my other half purchased the ubiquitous Adele, which is alright but vastly overplayed. I might investigate some of the others that have been mentioned thus far. Yeah boi! The 80's/90's hiphop electro scene has an incredible back catalogue.
  6. Pottermore

    Word. A major crush of my younger self and still highly sexy. Back on topic; I thought Pottermore was some village in Surrey in which a disaster had just occurred, I'm slightly disappointed. J.K. should probably have produced this at the same time as the last book for maximum impact, but I'm sure it wont be unwelcome. Like others it'd probably be better to have a new book, like one based on James Potter's crew. I imagine it a bit like Just William with magic. Or maybe a darker, more teenage/adult book focusing on Voldermort's rise to power.
  7. Veganism

    There are a few gluten free beers out there. One of my friends buys a ton of these whenever he goes to Sainsbury's and as a bonus they're apparently vegan friendly as well.
  8. Veganism

    Dude, go for the halfway house of vegetarianism first. Don't surf before you can swim. I lived with three vegans and a vegetarian for a year. It was alright although the food got a little bland and unadventurous after a while. The thing you've got to consider though is that veganism is a right ball-ache to maintain. You've got to pretty much cook from scratch every night and constantly consider whether you're getting all the nutrients you need (or else you turn jaundiced like one of my housemates). Oh and when going abroad you have to plan well in advance and research restaurants you can eat in. Recently on a trip a group of 12 had to travel two hours to reach a restaurant acceptable to the vegan clan... only to find it closed. I also never really understood why people go vegan either; the reasons just don't stack up. If it's for ethical reasons it just seems that you're arbitrarily drawing the line on what living creatures are ok to consume. Also, as arab freak pointed out, so much of the modern world is derived in some way from animal expoitation it would be near impossible to avoid them all. If it's for environmental reasons then, yes, you are reducing the amount of impact by avoiding meat. However, parts of a vegan diet such as soya and chickpeas will have been imported from far-flung parts of the world such as India, Brazil and North America and in some cases been grown on formerly forested land, so hardly impact free. I don't know, I just think the most sensible approach is to try and buy local as much as possible, reduce meat based meals to only 3 or 4 times a week and maybe try goats milk rather than cow milk. Or else try breatharianism for a completely impact free diet.
  9. 999 (not the tv show)

    If you read this literally it could be an extract from a surrealist stream of consciousness. Only called the rozzers and an ambulance once many years back when I came across a two junkies, one of whom had overdosed, in my local nature park. I got to put into practice some first aid training, which was a bonus.
  10. Rising Tensions

    Wait, have I got the wrong end of the stick. Is it rising sexual tension we're talking about here? If so then things have far from peaked.
  11. LEGO Model That Will Blow Your Mind

    Pffft, kids don't deserve Lego. I tried to build an awesome battle cruiser with a kid once, but he just kept pulling it apart and building shitty towers with mismatching blocks. So I threw the Lego in his face and stormed out the house.
  12. Rising Tensions

    I hate you all....that is all.
  13. 999 (Old TV Show)

    Man, looking back on this show is hilarious. Don't get me wrong most of the stories are pretty amazing, but the first one just made me think of: Also there is something very Alan Partridge about Michael Burke's presenting.
  14. Iran's Moral Police

    The incredible double standards of the Daily Mail always amazes me. A paper that decries the failing moral standards of this country at every opportunity finds themselves disgusted by censorship by 'extremist muslims' (without any evidence what-so-ever). Also from the article: Ummmm, how about no.
  15. Iran's Moral Police

    To the OP: Yep, it's stupid to police fashion in an effort to curb a culture you dislike. For another side of the same coin look at European countries banning the burka. It'll just lead to needless animosity and persecution. To the class warfare: Some people do wrongly use the word chav to refer to what they view as the smelly underclass in general. Maybe to make themselves feel superior, maybe because it's more with the zeitgeist than plebs. In my book some chavs are 'working class', but not all 'working class' are chavs. Chav is just another way to say "unpleasant little shit".
  16. Mock The Thread

    No more entries? I would have gone for Two Apes Rutting....Cocks, but that's just me. Props to MCJ, Cube and ReZ, I reckon I'm going to go for ReZ as Winnaaaaaaar!
  17. Preferentiality.

    Probably the most shocking thing I've discovered in this thread is that some people didn't like pizza when they were young. I'd have thought Teenage Mutant Turtles would have persuaded all kids to try it. I watched the Monaco F1 couple of weeks back. I've never really been that interested before and usually switch off at car based conversations (can't even tell a punto from a fiesta), but having recently gone karting for the first time I sort of saw the appeal. Actually watched Songs of Praise yesterday whilst cooking up some lunch as well. It was pretty good to have in the background; plenty of upbeat, slightly cheesy big band christian music. However two things I've never really enjoyed despite trying are the Godfather and Pink Floyd. I've never understood why they are regarded so highly. Oooh, and one thing that really irritates me is when you introduce a friend to something they'd previously dismissed. Then when you meet them later they also love it, but act like you don't know anything about it and need informing. For example a conversation in the pub between two of my friends once went along the lines of: "I love Muse, do you have any of their albums" "Yeah of course, Orgins of Symmetry was one of the first albums I bought" "Really? I didn't think you were that into them" "I let you borrow that album when I invited you along to see them with me but you didn't know any of their songs" "Which gig was that? Were you there?" "Grrrraaagh!"
  18. Human Centipede 2 "banned"

    It's the actors I feel sorry for. Three years of film school, they finally get their big break raping/being raped with barbed wire and the bloody BBFC bans it. Philistines.
  19. Mock The Thread

    Thank you kindly squire. T. A. R. C. Feel free to add a letter if needs be. Rules can be bent.
  20. Movie Poster Contest

    Yep, time to call time on this extra special long round. Rez: Lol-worthy pun and moustache Peeps: An excellent job capturing such an iconic scene using nothing but cut+paste+paint But really the winner has to be Daft, although the original entry seems to have mysteriously disappeared.
  21. Colour photos from the 1940's

    Incredible. It's weird because the only time you normally get to see images of the past with such detail and colour is in film, but here you really get to see the limitations of that. I think no matter how advanced film gets it could never recreate the level of detail and feel of these photos, even with CGI. Like compare the first one with a scene from Madmen or the last one to any second world war film; they get close but just can't ever fully recreate that realism.
  22. Injunctions - This Is Just Getting Stupid

    It's all over, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief. You can now all happily say that Ryan Giggs shagged Imogen Thomas with no fear of reprisal. Now can we change this stupid law.
  23. Movie Poster Contest

    For serious? I thought it was a bit poo, but I shall claim victory and blame the poo-ness on Paint. New movie poster theme.... Indiana Jones, but not the fourth one that shall not be named.
  24. Injunctions - This Is Just Getting Stupid

    This is why I don't get why anyone would bother with an injunction. I quite liked Ryan Giggs, if I heard he ploughed Imogen like a randy stag in rut, then I'd be slightly disappointed but life goes on. But by blocking it and then trying to sue anyone who talks about it he just looks like whiny little cock. It also makes an interesting case study of the Streisand Effect.
  25. Movie Poster Contest

    Well I gave it a go with a paint-gimp combo. The result is.........shabby.