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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    Fire in the lake turned up yippee! Looking forward to playing it some time in the far and distant future...
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Actually, wait. Aren't they all supposed to be behind the back foot of the last man in the ruck? In which case he was well offside... Can someone remind me of the rules? And, uh, what just happened because I can't remember now but too busy watching Wales Australia to Google...
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Be interesting to see how Ireland do against new zealand. If they're competitive then it's shaping up to be a pretty epic world cup...
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Wow. I was going to say there haven't been any contentious decisions (barring the English prop (I think) hugging the All black player on the ground off the ball) but that doesn't look offside to me.
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Yeah weird isn't it. Also weird: about half of the all black haircuts.
  6. Tourist

    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Yep, England New Zealand is smashing.
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Probably right after Farrell has taken a cheap shot at someone just to make it harder for neutrals to enjoy.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    On episode three on the basis of this thread and I don't really get it. It's slightly charming, and I'm intrigued by the very stagey, stylized feel. But the show itself is droll at best and the actual stand up is just not funny so I struggle to suspend my disbelief. I'll give it another few episodes while I'm on the treadmill I guess.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    Maybe he looked up Tenshin on YouTube...
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    Performance Enhancing Drugs in Cycling and Other Sports

    Ugh. Bradley Wiggins is such a douchebag. "Wiggins’s anger is still palpable. “What I should have done,” he says, “is murder someone because then I’d have had proper rights. I’d have had more rights as a murderer."
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/11/4/18063386/floyd-mayweather-vs-tenshin-nasukawa-announced-for-rizin-14 I hope you have been paying attention to my posts about Tenshin...
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    It's not the first time he's tried a shoulder charge either. Possibly the biggest douchebag in rugby at the moment.
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    Documental. Amazon Prime Video.

    I think this is wrong. It's not as funny as some of Matsumoto's other stuff, but it totally is funny. The individual gags that the comedians make might not be funny if you strip away the context. But the context is that these guys are trying to make each other laugh. It's completely meta. Like, nobody wants to laugh. If you come out with a straight gag or something that everyone is expecting it is pretty easy for them to control themselves. It's the unexpected and the stupid that are likely to catch people off guard. And for the viewer there is additional context which is that these guys are really famous; the shock of seeing a regular TV comedian massaging another one's balls is funny in itself. There's an amazing moment in last year's Waratte wa ikenai where they discover a ventilation grate in their waiting room. One of them goes through and when they get through they find themselves in a toilet and there is a woman crouching over a squatting toilet. I dunno how funny that is stripped of context, but it's absolutely hilarious because the woman in question is a really famous TV celebrity who you would not expect to demean herself by appearing on a comedy show squatting over a loo. Likewise, in documental, the normal context in which you see these guys is in talk shows making regular observational gags etc. Seeing them just doing silly voices and 'children's comedy' is about half the gag.
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    Killing Of A Sacred Deer

    Oh man this is exquisite. So weird. And initially it all seems so hammy and badly acted until the whole milieu just draws you in. Not seen the lobster yet but really want to now. The only thing I've enjoyed this much in this way recently is Mother. It's what I thought hereditary would be like when I read reviews of that except hereditary turned out to be just another genre horror and not even a good one. This is something truly terrifying and totally sui generis. Lovely stuff. Gonna go back and read the rest of the thread now. I assume I am out of synch with everyone else's opinions as usual though...
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    How does Ramos get away with it? Why is nothing ever done? Ireland are shite. Shame!

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