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by klr
Mon May 16, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: There is a Witch here
Replies: 31
Views: 5398

Re: There is a Witch here

devogue wrote:Did anybody else find The Crucible (and for that matter Death of a Salesman) terribly dull?
Only those who didn't succumb to fatally catatonic boredom.
by klr
Mon May 16, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: There is a Witch here
Replies: 31
Views: 5398

Re: There is a Witch here

Spooky ... on another forum earlier today, I used the phrase "Ding, dong, the witch is dead". :shock:
by klr
Mon May 09, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: £250,000 Torfaen digital project labelled 'an embarrassment'
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: £250,000 Torfaen digital project labelled 'an embarrassm

Brian Peacock wrote:Or the targets simply involved 'spending all the money'. :D
:funny:

:hehe: Can't argue with that one.
by klr
Sun May 08, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Stage & Screen
Topic: Movies of the good kind we have looked upon.
Replies: 1122
Views: 174584

Re: Movies of the good kind we have looked upon.

More than 30 years after it was released, I'm finally getting around to watching Ran by Akira Kurosawa. Well, I'm recording it on BBC4, for watching at some later point.

As it's partly an adaptation of King Lear, almost everyone will come to a sticky end.
by klr
Sun May 08, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)
Replies: 838
Views: 113848

Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

The Secret War: Spies, Codes And Guerrillas, 1939-45 by the prolific Max Hastings :read:
by klr
Sun May 08, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: Indonesia police confiscate sex toy mistaken for 'angel'
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Indonesia police confiscate sex toy mistaken for 'angel'

They'd have been much better off not finding out the truth. :lol:
by klr
Sun May 08, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: £250,000 Torfaen digital project labelled 'an embarrassment'
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: £250,000 Torfaen digital project labelled 'an embarrassm

Any political initiative which tries to market, promote or exploit new-fangled technology is invariably doomed to costly failure.

And if this project "met its targets", that could only be because they were deliberately set as low as possible..
by klr
Sun May 08, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Worker found alive in Hinstock cheese warehouse collapses
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Worker found alive in Hinstock cheese warehouse collapse

The headline makes it sound like the worker collapsed, and not the warehouse.:nazi:
by klr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: State Censorship in Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 1096

Re: State Censorship in Germany

You bet the court says the guy had free speech? If he gets convicted, it will be a revolution Germans don't do revolutions. No, they prefer to encourage them in other countries to gain a military advantage... "Have a free train ticket, Herr Lenin" :hehe: "... from lake Geneva to the Finland Station...
by klr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: AFL vs Soccer
Replies: 29
Views: 7071

Re: AFL vs Soccer

I should also point out that in years past, soccer used be a much, much more violent sport, where you could kick lumps out of your opponent and not get booked, let alone sent off. Those halcyon days are long gone, at least at the professional level. For similar reasons, the elbow smash into the face...
by klr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: AFL vs Soccer
Replies: 29
Views: 7071

Re: AFL vs Soccer

Aussie Rules seems to be the only football code where it it is practically demanded that you pole-axe your opponents for having the temerity to hold on to the ball for more than a split-second.
by klr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why so many celebrities have died in 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Why so many celebrities have died in 2016

Feck wrote:Ozzy soon :(
Ozzy will somehow manage to cheat the Grim Reaper for years to come. He may even outlast Ringo and Macca. :smug:
by klr
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: State Censorship in Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 1096

Germany: Merkel allows inquiry into comic's Erdogan Insult

It's the 21st century and Germany still has a law on the books against Lèse-majesté . :what: Germany will allow the potential prosecution of a top comedian after the Turkish president filed a complaint. Jan Boehmermann had recited a satirical poem on television which made sexual references to Recep ...
by klr
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: Archbishop of Oil - Bastard Alert
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Archbishop of Oil - Bastard Alert

She said the news had come as an "almost unbelievable shock", and although her memory of the time was patchy, she recalled sleeping with former colleague Sir Anthony after "a large amount of alcohol on both sides".
Drink gaveth the desire, but obviously did not taketh away the ability. :drunk:
by klr
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: Nine Absurd Ideas for The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings ...
Replies: 0
Views: 849

Nine Absurd Ideas for The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings ...

... that were actually considered: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/04/18/70887-nine-absurd-ideas-for-the-hobbit-and-the-lord-of-the-rings-that-were-actually-considered/ 6. The idea: Gandalf forces Gimli to dig a hole and crawl into it before violently beating him. Who thought of it: John Boorma...