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Everything posted by Iun

  1. The Woooooorld Cuuuuup

    England match is 3am here, after the performance against the US, I did not watch the match Vs Wales. I'm tempted to get up, but only because the next day is Sunday and I can have a lie-in.
  2. The Woooooorld Cuuuuup

    "If you are here, you are one of us" No, no... I accept and welcome LGBTQ+ people; I think women don't need to be chaperoned everywhere; alcohol is fine - if you don't like it, don't drink it... And I'm not going to turn into a sex-crazed maniac because I have seen an elbow.
  3. The death of Twitter

    I used Twitter for about three days several years ago. I got bored. I am very much enjoying seeing Elon Musk implode in-real time.
  4. Living to 100

    Do not go gentle into that long "goodnight"...
  5. Living to 100

    Thanks, Ash. It's been a few years and talking to him on the phone (I'm still overseas) has shown a marked decline, which has been sad.
  6. Living to 100

    Yeah, my granddad turned 92 a few days back and he's just so miserable after the death of my grandmother several years ago. He finds no joy in living and has completely lost his spark. He's not saying it outright, but I have the strong feeling that he has given up on life.
  7. Living to 100

    I think "yes" in any case: the in-built will to live just overpowers everything for me. Would I like to be an immobile shell with a barely functional mind? No. But if Death comes anywhere near me, I'm going to tear his face off.
  8. General Movie Thread

    It was not as good as the first, I think that's very fair to say. A lot of what you pointed out was true, especially regarding the wedding. I enjoyed it as throwaway entertainment, but I found myself craving more intellectual stimulation afterwards. Asimov was the answer.
  9. The Star Wars Thread

    " flat out wrong " ...cough. Two dimensional. Flat. I'm messing with you - enjoy it by all means, I tried, and I really stuck with it, but it just wasn't for this Weasel.
  10. The Star Wars Thread

    @Ronnie You and I have diametrically opposing views on this, but that's fine because the world would be very boring if we were all the same! For a definition of "boring" see "Star Wars: Andor" - A live-action Sci-Fi television series developed for the on-demand Disney+ internet content providing service. "Star Wars: Andor" is given as the new definition of "boring" because the plot, characters and writing would glow the colour beige if exposed to ultraviolet light. The characters are so two-dimensional that a piece of paper in the audience was heard to remark "Ooo, that guy's a bit flat." I had to stop watching after episode five because I was tempted to grab my screen and shout "SOMETHING HAPPEN! ANYTHING! SOMETHING! A SEAGULL! LET THERE BE A SEAGULL! SOMETHING OTHER THAN THIS RELENTLESS SNORE-FEST OF A SLOW-MOTION TRAINWRECK OF A SHOW! SEAGULL, NOW!" Seriously, I am sure that people enjoy it, and I am fine with it: I just personally found it painful.
  11. bad stuff thread.

    Holy potatoes, are you alright?
  12. So good to see.

    BOOO! BOO! "I was saying 'Boo-ob".
  13. So good to see.

    FLINK! We're all mostly still alive, I see!
  14. So good to see.

    Suppose I had better get in on this action! Hello, fellow old-timers!
  15. Job woes/wins

    Schools are the worst places to work at the moment: I nearly accepted a position elsewhere last week (!) mid-contract. But then I looked at their curriculum and nope'd the fuck out. Another 500quid a month is NOT enough to deal with management who couldn't find their arse with both hands.
  16. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    I gave up on Discovery and Picard: Discovery - everybody seems so understanding and kind and willing to give second chances and overlook glaring, murderous flaws. If Picard/Sisko were Captain, Book would have been in the brig. Picard - I liked the first season, second season started well, but after about 4 episodes in I was just thinking" What's the point?" and dropped it from my line-up. Strange New Worlds seems highly recommended, so let's give it a go!
  17. bad stuff thread.

    Blimey, mate, that's good news. Hope all stays well.
  18. bad stuff thread.

    Oh, having a heatwave are we? 30 degrees is it? It's 38 degrees in Shanghai right now.
  19. Back in the gym for boxing. It's been almost 13 years since I did any training or fights.
  20. bad stuff thread.

    Max Von Sydow has died, and that's just shit.
  21. Sitting here in Shanghai, I can tell you that it keeps getting re-released and remixed. Sick of hearing it. It's like Gangnam Style or CottonEye Joe, but with less dancing.
  22. Happy birthday, Ashley! PS: Rick the Hamster will never be in Smash for two reasons: He is not in Fire Emblem. You have to be in Fire Emblem and have a sword to be a DLC character. Spitting straight truths here.
  23. bad stuff thread.

    My tea went cold...