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  1. Football - Leicester's Shakespearean Tragedy

    Bloody international breaks.
  2. Podcasts and Organizing them

    I'm about halfway through the first season of Serial and, I'm sure this is news to nobody at this point, it's really, really good. The producers of Serial have a new podcast called S-Town that's being released next week though which I'm definitely going to check out. My Dad Wrote a Porno is also very good in a hilariously cringe worthy fashion.
  3. Football - Leicester's Shakespearean Tragedy

    Lukaku might be on his level but, as Polish said, he's a different type of player. Notably he doesn't tend to work very hard when his side don't have the ball (in fairness I haven't watched a lot of Everton games this year so he might have improved on that front under Koeman).
  4. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    I don't tend to specifically seek out YA books but I think Kate Elliott's Court of Fives trilogy is advertised as YA and it's really good. The last book is apparently coming out in July as well.
  5. Relationship status aside if someone I didn't really know asked a mutual friend for my number and we met up one on one for a coffee/drink/whatever I'd probably assume it was a date. Given that from his point of view I'd probably be pointing out it wasn't (if it wasn't) at an early stage.
  6. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I saw Arrival last night which was, unsurprisingly after all the good reviews I've seen, really good. Friday night I watched Me Before You which I wasn't expecting to be good, and it wasn't, but it really did not go the way I was expecting it to. It's got a pretty dubious ending anyway.
  7. Football - Leicester's Shakespearean Tragedy

    Yeah, I don't see that being a good signing. Beyond him being guaranteed to be injured at least half the year even when he is fit now he doesn't look confident enough that he won't get injured to try to sprint anymore so he doesn't really offer the threat in behind or running at defenders he used to. He's never been great with any of the defensive side of the game. That pretty much leaves you carrying a player in the hopes he'll get a chance in the box and put it away which I'm not sure Newcastle will be able to do. So pretty much the next Michael Owen (in fairness he might also score by taking a shot from outside the box which was very unlikely with Owen).
  8. Cricket 30: World Twenty20 and beyond

    Yeah, I thought Australia were in trouble but Lyon's dragging them back into it. Jadeja's a bit of a danger man though. By the way Dharamsala looks like a great setting for a cricket match. ETA: Bad drop by Renshaw.
  9. Hmm, not sure that was really the case but the Good Friday Agreement doesn't really satisfy that 'well defined end goal' for the IRA anyway. It's basically a rehash of the Sunningdale Agreement the IRA at the time wanted no part of. I think the argument that Islamic terrorism is worse than the Troubles is nonsense but I think you're being deliberately obtuse here. I don't think their bullshit about running a military campaign made it in anyway ok but generally speaking the IRA were at least nominally trying to avoid killing what they thought were 'civilian' bystanders compared to that being a major goal of this attack and the July 7th bombings.
  10. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    Heh, according to Trump this is the best thing that could have happened and it's the Democrats' fault. Well that's a relief.
  11. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    I just turned on CNN to watch some of the American news on this. They've got 7 people sat behind a desk to analyse this. That seems a little excessive to me. Anyway, Trump isn't actually very good at this governing business. Colour me surprised.
  12. I'm not particularly convinced by that to be honest. Firstly I don't really think anyone is 'terrified' and secondly I think you're overstating the threat of current groups or ideologies because it feels more immediate. Ok the IRA made some effort, or at least wanted to appear to make the effort, to be less indiscriminate in their attacks but they still killed hundreds of people. They were also a group with the capacity to set off massive bombs, like they did in London and Manchester in the mid nineties, and procure weapons like guns, mortars and rpgs. The extent of ISIS' (probably not really) resources in the UK so far is getting a nutter to hire a car.
  13. Yeah, by far the most common reaction, actually pretty much the only reaction I've seen from people I know, seems to be some variation of the 'keep calm and carry on' stuff. As for pre 9/11 levels of feeling secure. I don't know, that seems like more of an American than a British thing. The IRA, with significantly more capabilities than current terrorist groups, was a threat up until the mid nineties and after that there was always some concerns about splinter groups or the peace process breaking down.
  14. Hopefully all the injured people recover. Things like this, with nut jobs pointlessly trying to kill people, seem to be happening so often around the world now you almost feel resigned to it.