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    The Gallows Humor Thread

    What's the difference between Covid-19 and Romeo and Juliet?
  2. I think she is a real Vulcan, but that the Zhatt Vash predates the Romulan-Vulcan split and has members from both species.
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    Doctor Who II

    I got the impression from last week's episode that the Boundary doesn't always lead to the same place, and that it was the Master who made it link to Gallifrey at this point in time.
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    Doctor Who II

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    Doctor Who II

    I'm pretty sure Brendan is the Timeless Child, but he's probably also someone else, which could be: 1. The Doctor (and he'll regenerate into Ruth at the end of next week) 2. The Master 3. The Cyber Leader 4. The old man at the Boundary
  6. I don't see that the two sides of this argument are mutually contradictory. 1. Labour should support trans rights. As the progressive party that claims to be against bigotry, it's simply the right thing to do. It'll provoke a loud reaction from the culture-war-conservatives, but they'd always be able to find something Labour are doing to be angry about, so their opinions shouldn't really factor into a progressive party choosing to support a progressive policy that will significantly improve the lives of the people it affects. 2. A significant part of the people Labour need to win to win an election aren't going to care what Labour's stance on trans rights is. But all that means is that Labour also need other policies that appeal to the people who don't see themselves as being affected one way or the other by trans rights policies. As has been said above, it's a messaging issue. Culture-war-conservatives might point to this as a reason why "Labour doesn't care about their traditional voters any more" and other such BS - Labour need to be able to point to other policies that are going to win back those voters, but not at the expense of doing the right thing on this issue. Edited: I think I'm using different words to say much the same thing as BFC just did
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    Star Trek: Picard

    My thoughts on Starfleet going isolationist after Mars - the interviewer implied that Picard was a major factor in persuading Starfleet to mount the rescue operation in the first place, which implies that there was a significant faction who didn't want to get involved in the first place. Mars was just a convenient excuse for that faction to explain why Starfleet was withdrawing.
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    Star Wars: The Circle is Almost Complete

    My initial thoughts on this were that once you get through the first half hour and realise that this is a sequel to JJ Abrams' episode 8 and not a sequel to the Rian Johnson episode 8 that the rest of the world actually saw, it's actually a fun movie. Just go in expecting "a Star Wars movie" and accept that the plot isn't what Star Wars is about, and you won't be disappointed.
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    His Dark Materials Series

    Boreal crossing over to Will’s Oxford is intriguing, is the show going to have us know from the start Book spoiler
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    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    No, the Benn Act considered this and so the default is the opposite - Parliament must affirmatively vote to crash out. If an extension date is offered that isn't 31st January 2020 then it is automatically accepted unless Parliament votes otherwise within 2 days of the offer. If Parliament is dissolved due to an election then I don't believe it can be recalled for any kind of vote like this, I think that the MPs officially stop being MPs as soon as the dissolution happens.
  11. I was timekeeping at a parkrun yesterday and not a single one of the over 500 runners did it in 14 minutes.
  12. Before that it used to be the Law Lords, who were automatically members of the House of Lords - in 2009 the government finally got around to separating the top level of the judiciary from also being part of the legislature.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Untitled Goose Game is great fun
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    Pokémon Go: It’s a Shiny World Out There!

    Not exactly Go news, but this seems the best place for it - Ash Ketchum is finally the very best, like no one ever was. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/15/entertainment/ash-ketchum-pokemon-win-trnd/index.html
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    UK Politics: It's Life Pfeffel but not as we know it

    Disassociating your party from the only electoral successes its had in the last 40 years doesn't sound like a vote-winning strategy to me, especially when the senior leadership were MPs for that party at that time.