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  1. polishgenius

    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    Well, he is a Taekwondo black belt.
  2. polishgenius

    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    I don't like the idea of a definite Joker origin story, but in so far as they're doing one, I'm not really sure what the problem is here? He's supposed to be an ordinary bloke before he goes mental. I hope they at least have the sense to call it One Bad Day.
  3. polishgenius

    MCU - X

    Been wondering this myself for ages. Would fit their obvious desire for greater edginess while being able to deliver it with a wink that makes it feel less ridiculous than, say, Titans.
  4. polishgenius

    MCU - X

    I'm sure that's going to be the case. Fairly sure when Feige says he wants to let franchises rest, he means the individual heroes and how one or another will take the place of the old ones. So Captain Marvel, T'Challa and Dr Strange are supposed to replace Cap, Tony and Thor within the Avengers, rather than the Avengers itself being rested.
  5. polishgenius

    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    Arsenal just don't look good at all.
  6. polishgenius

    MCU - X

    There's no chance that Marvel make Richards smarter than Shuri at this point. Given they've deliberately established Shuri as smarter than Banner or Stark, they're not gonna roll back on something obviously done for reasons of representation balance. At most he'll be an equal. But heck, even in the comics my understanding is that the current official 'smartest person in Marvel' is Moon Girl, so there's that.
  7. polishgenius

    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    Wijnaldum scores away from home? Can't be.
  8. If Trump had been in office during Sandy Hook, he'd be a Truther.
  9. polishgenius

    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    Timing counts, and it's not all just about pure numbers. Federer and Nadal faced each other more-or-less in each others' primes. Djokovic has dominated in a time when those two slowed down and no-one apart from him took their place. I think it's fair to say either one of their numbers would be considerably higher if the other hadn't been around, whereas Djokovic doesn't have the same rivalry digging into his slam count. Well, it's a bit different with Ali, his 'greatest' comes from beyond boxing. He's The Greatest, but very few people who seriously follow boxing actually consider him the GOAT boxer (that's normally reserved for Sugar Ray Robinson). But yeah, the point overall does also stand that Federer and Nadal are somewhat elevated above Djokovic in the historical culture, so to speak. We're gonna discuss what we saw these two do a lot longer than we'll remember Djokovic, great as he's been.
  10. polishgenius

    Underwhelmed by Tolkien

    I think it's just the general habit of elves popping up where they should not be, like whatshischops showing up at Helm's Deep or Elrond rocking up personally with the reforged sword to give it to Aragorn.
  11. polishgenius

    Underwhelmed by Tolkien

    I'm re-reading it now for the first time in 15 years, coincidentally. My thoughts don't match with yours- I was worried I was gonna find it dry and dull with things in the interim that I've read, but that's not been true at all, I've been tearing through it- but what I am finding is that while Tolkien's entire package still holds up really well, different aspects of what he does have been done better by other authors, which does leave the book leaving less of an immediate impression than it did even though he still does those things well. So for example the battle scenes don't feel as epic coz I've read Erikson. The monsters are a mite less impressive coz I've read Mieville. The prose isn't quite as evocative for me as Wolfe. The awe for the awe-inspiring 'special' characters has been done better by his student Guy Gavriel Kay, and the troubled tension of the likes of Denethor and Boromir has been outdone by Martin. But altogether I'm still having a great time.
  12. polishgenius

    Formula One 2018

    Obviously not F1, but in the absence of a proper place for it, have we all seen the insane incident that happened in Moto-GP 2 today? That's one Romano Fenati, reaching over to apply his opponent's brake at 130mph. He's got a two-race ban, which seems pathetically light- most fans of the sport seem to think it should be life and I can't say I disagree. Thankfully he mostly failed and nothing happened, but that was mindblowingly dangerous.
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    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    Of those three, Maddison is imo by far the most talented but he isn't a controlling player either. He's a chance-maker, not a tempo-setter. The other two might be, but I don't think they do it well enough to make a difference against the best teams (and Winks especially is probably a bit defensive to be replacing a Lingard in the side. He's a rival to Henderson, not an AM).
  14. polishgenius

    UK Politics: This Country is Going to the Moggs

    They've had bad presidents but nothing like Trump, and in large part the problem is that Trump is the symptom and figurehead of a greater problem, not the cause.
  15. polishgenius

    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    It's a bit of a weird one because last time the Germans had a run this disastrous, they looked at themselves hard and rebuilt their entire national setup from scratch, in a move that didn't just change their football but, although I'm not sure if it was a conscious choice, resulted in a lot more non-Polish foreign-descent players playing for the national team. This time they're doing precisely the opposite.
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