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  1. I had heard the designations are actually about the debut of that universe: the 616 debuted in June 61, thus 616.
  2. US Elections: CTRL ALT-RIGHT DELETE

    So, we were just discussing Dr Bornstein: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37203285 Any educators on the board will have heard that one before. The more credible version is, Trump wrote it and then he got a patsy to sign it. Either way, it's an incredible episode.I don't know what's more worrying: the blatant dishonesty or the fact that it's such a half-arsed effort.
  3. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    I really mean this.
  4. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Let's not go over that particularly well-trodden ground again. Short answer: nobody here knows shit about whether the server was hacked or not. End of discussion.
  5. 616 is the main Marvel continuity, where the comics take place. 'Our' world, as in the real world, is 1218, or something.
  6. Football - dawn of optimism

    Brutal draw for Celtic, though.
  7. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Well, he and Donald do have a lot in common. For a start, they're both strongly against (brown) immigration though they both happen to be married to (white) foreigners, but they both react angrily if you suggest they might be even the tiniest bit racist. For a second, they both firmly believe they're anti-establishment rebels despite being wealthy old white guys with the most establishment jobs and personal histories imaginable. And they're both vastly overestimating Farage's role in the Brexit vote, of course.
  8. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Maybe she should go see Dr Bornstein. I hear he's great.
  9. http://www.thehugoawards.org/content/pdf/2016HugoStatistics.pdf Scroll down below the results.
  10. Yeah, but that would be a different story. The story they were looking for was about Jeremy and his common touch, which is understandable, because that's his leadership pitch in a nutshell. But having made himself the story, he can't complain when people respond accordingly. It does come off as amateurish, but stories about politicians doing 'ordinary' things usually do. Bacon sandwich anyone?
  11. According to Virgin the seats weren't reserved, though. (The tickets might indicate they were reserved from York or something.) Even Corbyn now admits there were single unreserved seats he could have used (he's now saying he needed two together so he could sit next to his wife). Corbyn can't complain about 'not catching a break' when the whole thing was a publicity stunt he set up. Sometimes, he's been treated unfairly, but on this occasion, he brought it on himself. If you want to highlight a problem, don't make it a story about how humble and ordinary you are.
  12. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Can we take the cod-philosophical blather elsewhere and stick to US election discussion?
  13. It's somehow such a wonderfully British scandal, though. Exposed for pretending to be polite and self-effacing on a train.
  14. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    The problem with that is, the success of the Trump campaign has been founded on painting those very people as the establishment and untrustworthy and so on. (In Trump world, 'the establishment' is ipso facto anyone not actively supporting Trump). So what they say won't matter to Trump supporters: in fact it might fan the flames.
  15. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    No. Actually sabotaging his campaign would be simple. He just needs to take some view that will alienate his core support without really broadening his appeal to people already lost to him. For example, it's not hard to think of positions on gay marriage, abortion or guns that Trump could take that would piss off his existing supporters but not please anyone else either. Trump wants to win. He'd never have started this if he didn't. Does he want to do the work? That's a different question.