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  1. With AV there’s also the possibility of tactical voting: if it looked like it was a close call between Remain and May’s Deal, the best thing to do if you wanted Remain would be to vote that 1st, but not vote May’s Deal 2nd (even if it was your second most desired outcome), to try and starve it of ‘second round’ votes. But either way, no way is half the population going to accept a rigged re-run, where Leave votes are divided up to make way for a Remain win. It has to be two tiers: Leave or Remain, if Leave then x, y, or z. But that’s not without problems either.
  2. I’m getting less and less confident a second referendum would be so straight forward, if it were to gain enough support. It’s difficult to see how the wording would ever get agreed, for largely the same reasons that nothing else is getting agreed. It’s bizarre to add No Deal to the ballot when it seems like most people realise it would damaging to the country. In any other circumstance it’d be the height of irresponsibility to gamble such a thing on a public vote. ‘Keep negotiating’ just seems like it’d poison politics in the UK for many years, if everything that’s happened since 2016 kept looping round again and again with leadership elections, general elections and no confidence motions every five minutes. All with no real guarantee that progress will be made. ‘Bin off this shit Brexit idea and Remain’ is about the only clear-cut option to put on there. I was quite excited when Corbyn became leader, I never thought he’d win an election but I thought it might be good for the party/country in the long run. But MAN you’ve gotta wonder what a semi-competent, uncontroversial pro-Remain leader of the Labour Party could’ve achieved these last few years.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Is anyone else getting tired of the ‘music builds toward the title reveal - drops out for a comedy line - last few stabs of the music’ thing that all trailers do nowadays? Not sure why I really hate that. Like some PR guy is saying ‘but hey look: it has comedy too!’
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    The Many Saints of Newark (Sopranos prequel)

    Good shout, he looks the part. Weird fact I stumbled across looking all this up: Jamie Lynn Sigler (Meadow Soprano) is now as old as Gandolfini was in the pilot.
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    The Many Saints of Newark (Sopranos prequel)

    I did the same thing, couldn’t think of anyone then I was like ‘of course, Junior’. I kinda hope they don’t focus on anyone we know too well. The guy who played him in the flashbacks already looked the part, Stoll seems a little too imposing.
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    The Many Saints of Newark (Sopranos prequel)

    Their parts haven’t been announced, but I can’t be the only one who thinks there’s a passing resemblance to Johnny and Livia Soprano...? https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/jon-bernthal-vera-farmiga-join-sopranos-prequel-film/ ...not sure who these two look like younger versions of though... https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/corey-stoll-billy-magnussen-sopranos-prequel/
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    UK Politics: Deal, or No Deal. To May and Beyond.

    I get what you’re saying, but the first referendum set the precedent that leaving and remaining are two equally valid and opposing options. It’s hard to see how Remain wouldn’t storm it if the leave vote was split. If you went further with your logic, we could split the Remain vote as well; Remain but attempt more negotiation as to our membership, or Remain as before. Or Remain and keep red passports, or Remain but change them to blue. These are distinct ideas but you can’t keep adding addendums. I like the two part question option, as it gives Remainers the opportunity to have some say even if Leave still wins; I’d rather stay, but if we have to leave, I’d rather it was on May’s deal than no deal. It'd be bizarre if Leave and then No Deal Leave won though ... I guess the government then just let the shit hit the fan and sit back and say “all this shit? Hitting the fan? We’ve got a mandate for all that...”
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I know we’ve discussed it plenty ... but I still don’t understand why they’d wanna reboot this thing. It’s fucking great, it’s making a fuckton of money, and they’ve got the art of introducing new heroes down to a T. In fact, as came up in the DC thread, it seems like new heroes fare better than established ones. Where is the incentive to reboot? So they can have another Cap or Iron Man? Who the fuck wants either of those jobs? Plus, 10 years ago, I thought Cap was a douchy patriotic comic I’d never read, and Iron Man was a Black Sabbath song. They built this thing on their shoulders, and they could absolutely build future phases around other people. I say give it the Doctor Who treatment; keep going forever.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I assumed Marvel’s plan was for them to boost each other, not harm each other. The ending of IW meant anyone on the fence about Captain Marvel realised it might be important, so are more likely to see it. Plus, there’s a pretty strong chance the ending of Captain Marvel (one of them, anyway) will allude to Endgame in some way, I assume giving all the audience a good reason to see Endgame (if they didn’t have one already ... seriously who are these people?).
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Psyched ... but then I’m psyched about everything Marvel puts out. They can count on my money for at least 5 films even if they start churning out shit. My only observation is how crazy powered she is, it’s gonna be tricky balancing that if she’s gonna be appearing alongside others in the future. It’s hard to see Avengers: Endgame just being a time travel do-over but with Captain Marvel, they very nearly beat Thanos first time. It’d be a whitewash if she’s involved.
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    UK Politics: Deal, or No Deal. To May and Beyond.

    Most people didn’t have a clue what a trade deal was before the referendum, such was the spectacular lack of preparation or information. All the nuts and bolts of what leaving actually looks like commenced after the vote. But surely any high profile leaver (Boris, Nigel, take your pick) if asked before, would never have volunteered that No Deal was likely or beneficial. It’s not really a grey area; there’s an official list of member states of the EU. If you’re not on it, you’re not in the EU. If something about our membership in the EU changed, something which affected the country to the degree which I believe a No Deal compared to even May’s deal does? I’d absolutely be in favour of a vote. I understood this argument a while back, but now that it’s looking possible, Remain vs No Deal is absolutely not what was voted on in 2016 and is definitely worth voting on now.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I think we watched different Iron Man movies.... he’s a witty genius, then there was a bit in Iron Man 2 where he drank too much, then he straightened himself out, then he had some PTSD in 3. 80% of the time he’s just been a witty genius though.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    They had to cut his scenes, test audiences just didn’t believe he could perform all those miracles at such a young age.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Feels weird that no one’s mentioned this, but Shuri grew up in Wakanda, a fictional nation that we get introduced right around the same time we meet Shuri. We don’t know a thing about Wakandan education, or what the benchmark is for a genius. You’re telling me that Shuri being, what, less than 20 years younger than Stark in IM1? ... isn’t massively offset by the fact that she’s from a super-advanced civilisation? What might Stark have achieved if he were born in Wakanda?
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I wish it was that silly ... the Prime Minister still has to go to the Queen for “permission” to form a government. The Queen happens to be a fairly amiable lady who understands that it’s just tradition and grants it, but you’re born into the job, she just as easily could be some prick who fancies throwing a spanner in the works. Tradition holds it all together, not the actual rules, just as it’s depicted in Black Panther. At least the fight makes sure it’s not some weakling who can’t do half of the job.
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