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  • localnotail 13 Oct 2012 19:29:35 23,093 posts
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    Are you wearing a hat?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • King_Edward 13 Oct 2012 19:53:41 11,454 posts
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    Or a onesie?
  • Dougs 13 Oct 2012 20:02:16 67,812 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    The new ones would be bearable if it weren't for Hayden whatsiface. He is almost as shit an actor as Daniel Radcliffe.
    Exactly. Such. Bizarre piece of casting.
  • localnotail 13 Oct 2012 20:10:27 23,093 posts
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    King_Edward wrote:
    Or a onesie?
    Slanket's where it's at.

    We don't talk about the prequels in my house. Still too painful.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • ecureuil 13 Oct 2012 20:13:26 76,829 posts
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    Plinkett has it right.

    "It's got nothing to do with Hayden Christensen, he did a fine job with the material given to him. He's not a bad actor kids, leave him alone. Even Sir Lawrence Oliver couldn't read these shitty lines."

    It's odd that people singled him out for criticism when basically every single aspect of the prequels was terrible. I guess people just love Vader that much huh?
  • localnotail 13 Oct 2012 20:19:48 23,093 posts
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    Is it wrong to let my baby watch Mr Local playing Dishonoured? She's fascinated by the TV but I don't let her watch anything but sport.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 13 October 2012 20:29:26
    Why just sport?
  • mal 13 Oct 2012 20:29:55 22,581 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Is it wrong to let my baby watch Mr Local playing Dishonoured? She's fascinated by the TV but I don't let her watch anything but sport.
    o_O!

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • King_Edward 13 Oct 2012 20:30:10 11,454 posts
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    Because footballers are such good role models.
  • SolidSCB 13 Oct 2012 20:31:33 6,742 posts
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    I'm getting the Daily Mail in on this one local. The pitchforks will be out by 9, don't you worry.
  • Dougs 13 Oct 2012 20:36:43 67,812 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    To be fair, there are a lot of decent actors in the prequels who absolutely stink the place out. Its more due to poor direction and him having to spout some of the worst dialogue in cinema history than him being a bad actor.

    Everyone looks shit in this; mcgregor, portman, l. jackson and so on are all decent actors but, to a man, they are horrible in these.
    This is true, but it's amplified when it's a bad actor as well. On a related note, is 2 nd a half too soon to introduce to Star Wars? My son loves the couple of figures I have and wanted to watch it. Got 15 mins in before I got a stern telling off. It's a U ffs!

    Edited by Dougs at 20:56:26 13-10-2012
  • ecureuil 13 Oct 2012 20:46:38 76,829 posts
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    Yea as nick says, everyone was bad. Natalie Portman was terrible, Ewan McGregor was terrible, Samuel Jackson was actually embarrassing he was that bad. Can't really claim Hayden Christensen was any worse than those, I actually thought he did a better job than Jackson and Christopher Lee. He could have been a great Anakin, had these films been any good. I don't think he's a bad actor at all but I guess we'll never know now that George Lucas has ruined his career. It's not his fault he was asked to play an emo retard. I suppose he could have turned the role down. The only one that worked was Ian McDiarmid, and that's because the Emporor is a comic book villain anyway.

    Edited by ecureuil at 20:46:57 13-10-2012
  • Dougs 13 Oct 2012 20:57:24 67,812 posts
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    Hmm, thought I have the first few series of The Clone Wars, might whack it on. I
  • localnotail 13 Oct 2012 21:00:55 23,093 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Why just sport?
    Because there's rarely any death in sport, it's just people being active, generally on a nice green background. I know it's all just colours and sounds and shapes to her right now, but I feel guilty about the violence she might witness. Also trying to avoid exposure to thneeds, so the screen goes off in any advert breaks.

    I was just musing. It's probably not a great idea. She watched Red Dwarf and got a bit hyper. I think Kryten freaked her out.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Bremenacht 13 Oct 2012 23:17:50 18,325 posts
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    I thought the big problem with Star-Wars I-III was Lucas? There were reports of massive control freakery, with Portman being told off for laughing about something and McGregor being warned about the terms of his contract for having the temerity to say during an interview that having to act in front of green-screens all day was boring. Don't want brand Star Wars being damaged in any way.

    Having Yoda flog mobile phones is perfectly acceptable though.
  • mal 14 Oct 2012 00:58:47 22,581 posts
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    The big problem with all Lucas' films is George Lucas. I mean, have you seen THX-1138? Reportedly, there were enough experienced studio people on the set of at least the first few SW films who felt able to pull him up when he made a stupid decision that those films turned out reasonably decently. But now, because he is the Great Beard George who's technically got his name on some films that made a shit load of money that no-one was willing to point it out to him that he was making fucking awful films (also because, like you say, he's a massive immature control freak).

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  • Deleted user 14 October 2012 02:50:55
    I haven't been up this late in a very long time. Serves me right for having a kip during the day.
  • The-mods-all-smell 14 Oct 2012 10:52:16 15,531 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Hmm, thought I have the first few series of The Clone Wars, might whack it on. I
    Much better choice than the prequels. They're really rather good.

    A dvd box set of Ulysses 31 went down much better than Star Wars too.

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • monkehhh 14 Oct 2012 10:53:59 3,330 posts
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    There goes my plan of invading Switzerland.
  • oceanmotion 14 Oct 2012 11:05:25 15,958 posts
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    Surely it is because that is where people stash all their valuables no questions asked. There is probably not one evil rich person who doesn't have something there. It's also a lovely place, who would want to ruin that if they are neutral anyway. I wonder if they still have stolen valuables from WWII hidden there.

    Edited by oceanmotion at 11:08:47 14-10-2012

    Edited by oceanmotion at 11:09:33 14-10-2012
  • Dave_McCoy 15 Oct 2012 15:45:48 2,776 posts
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    That 4oD app on Xbox is starting to wind me up. Trying to watch Big Fat Quiz 80's and I had to sit through nigh on 10 adverts to start it. Now it has to show another 10 ads every 10 mins. I hate you 4oD app, I really hate you. Two or three ads fine...but 10!? Even normal tv isn't that bad. Grrr

    I'm getting that angry that I couldn't find the random rants thread so it had to go here instead.
  • DaM 15 Oct 2012 15:55:17 13,247 posts
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    I'm pissed off with 4OD on the iPad, it is now no longer able to go to the TV via Airplay. I can see why Sky might want to disable this, to stop scamming bastards like me trying to stream Sky Sports on to the TV using their father-in-laws account, but 4OD is free!

    Whatever, I'll just download it without adverts - take that Channel 4!
  • King_Edward 15 Oct 2012 16:43:49 11,454 posts
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    A girl at work used to look like a fat Claire Danes, but now that she's thin she  looks nothing like her. Now I want her to get fat again.
  • mal 15 Oct 2012 18:32:24 22,581 posts
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    4oD on the computer is a bit odd. 7 ads to start, then seven each in the first couple of ad breaks, then it seemed to realise how ridiculous it was being, and gave me two empty ad breaks before settling back into 2 and 3 for the remainder.

    Mind you, it's not as daft as youtube, which often decides to show me adverts after a moderately long video. Er, no thanks youtube. /closes tab.

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  • DFawkes 15 Oct 2012 21:48:27 22,987 posts
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    I passed a shop yesterday that used a suspicious amount of quotation marks. They sold:

    "Fresh" "Oysters" (I suspect these were rancid bull testicles)
    Locally Produced "Cheese" (whatever it is, at least it's really local)
    "Black" "Pudding"

    The thing is, it's a fishmonger, which makes that "Cheese" all the more intriguing. Has to be drugs, surely?

    Edited by DFawkes at 21:48:45 15-10-2012

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • Rusty_M 15 Oct 2012 22:27:17 4,694 posts
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    "cheese"?

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Deckard1 16 Oct 2012 10:11:12 28,078 posts
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    I punched a little 14 year old girl in the face pretty hard last night. Twice. It was in a kickboxing class and she was trying to kick me in the head so she kind of deserved it. I apologised the first time which seemed to enrage her. She was better at kicks than me as well. The second punch let her know not to fuck with me though

    /kisses guns
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