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    US Politics: Crossing that Ford

    I just watched the first hour and a half and the last half, Mitchell seemed pretty professional to me. If anything she was probably much kinder to Ford than the Republicans wanted. It threw me for a second when she latched on to the heard/understood comment, but Ford's answer was common sense and she moved on immediately. At the end of the hearing she went over to Ford and exchanged words, which seemed very amiable. There's a whole host of people on that committee who have been unprofessional or downright incompetent, seems odd to me that Mitchell would be singled out on this one. In any case, from what I watched, I was hugely impressed by Ford. That's some intense testimony.
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    Small things that have left you SPEECHLESS

    I could go on at length about train etiquette, but I'll try to limit it to just one anecdote. Often the train I get is packed to the rafters. I hate being stood in the centre of a writhing mass of arms, bags, arses and phones, so I always try to get down the aisle if I can. The other day I'd got lucky and managed to get right down to where the carriage meets the next one. That's the best spot if you're standing. Next to me was another person, and then there was a huge gap - space for a good 3 people. Then there was the woman causing the block. She was staring vaguely towards the window, completely oblivious to the 30 people pressed up against each other. If she'd just moved down, they would all have had a little more breathing room. But she didn't even think to look. That sort of thing drives me fucking potty. It's kind of astounding how people behave on trains.
  3. Sadiq Khan calls for another Brexit referendum I'm not optimistic about a second vote happening. Perhaps I'm just being stubborn, but I do not find the arguments against one compelling at all.
  4. Hurt Buffy Buffy the Vampire Slayer 9- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 25 Jessica Jones 25 Orphan Black 25 Sharp Objects 25 That's my bad on the Penny Dreadful/Orphan Black mix-up guys.
  5. Heal Orphan Black Hurt Buffy Big Little Lies 3 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer 9 +- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 41 Jessica Jones 26 Orphan Black 34+  Sharp Objects 33  I haven't even seen Orphan Black, but that's the one with Eva Green right? She's awesome. Mona The Vampire > Buffy
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Honestly, I don't care that much one way or another. I mean, I've defended Cavill as Superman on here before (I think), and I think he's a decent enough actor for it - Mission Impossible was great. But I just have no faith that anything good is going to come of it either way. Option 1. It's a bargaining tactic. Cavill stays and they make another Justice League film, or some other film, and it's probably crap. Option 2. Cavill leaves, and they carry on making shite films. They're making such hard work out of something that should be so easy. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are three of the most definitive comic book characters of all time. Just make simple films that showcase the characters. Out of five films released so far, only Wonder Woman was any good. And that's because it actually had a likeable lead. What's the point in doing a Superman movie so dark that nobody actually likes the character?
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    Participation Trophies Are A Good Thing

    I don't think there's anything wrong with participation trophies. In fact, I think the intensity with which some people rail against them to be pretty unhealthy - it is not pleasant to be in a society that only rewards "winners", and I've found that to be true even if you are the winner. The message around a participation trophy is pretty simple imo and shouldn't cause any consternation. "Well done, the effort and determination that you put into this is valuable in and of itself.". This sentiment isn't mutually exclusive with the value of competition.
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    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    That's all true, doesn't mean I have to like it. I like Delpo and Djokovic and I want them to be successful, but it's disappointing ends for three people I like more. Fed lost to fucking Millman, Kei lost to Djokovic for the thousandth time, Rafa injured again. The logic is I want my favourite players to progress, and I typically want them to beat my less favourite players. I still like those less favourite players, but if they have to win at the expense of players I like more, I want them to be interesting and entertaining matches where all players played to a high standard. That's not really what happened here.
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    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    Fucks sake Fed Out Rafa out Kei out I like Djokovic, I like Delpo, I would be happy for both of them to win another slam, why does it have to be like this?
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    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    Did you guys see that Shapovalov Jordan-backhand the other day? Hope Fed wins this one. I've been waiting for a Fed/Djoko match up for ages now since AO2017, and it's such a shame that it had to happen like the Cinci match. Still, he's had a lot of time off this year so rust is to be expected, hopefully hot hard court brings out his best.
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    TTTNE 473: An Obsession of Joshes

    Domestic goddess
  12. The Ronettes - Be My Baby I have weird memories of dancing to this as a 10 year old in some weird cricket club in rural Yorkshire. Great song though, really like it. Next up, Red Light Spells Danger
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    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Wow, congrats Luke and (paternity leave?) Baxus, nice going. As always my fitness has ebbed and flowed, I'm in a nice groove currently though and have avoided the injuries the plagued me earlier this year. Never felt this motivated to get up at the crack of dawn, anyway...working has killed me.
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    Pictionary XL

    Sorry for giving you the run around BlackBear & everyone. I vastly over-estimated my ability to commit to this game (and my internet connection). That's my bad, I shouldn't have ruined it for the rest of you. Hope the rest goes okay.
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    Pictionary XL

    Sorry guys, work and stuff. Shouldn't have put it off! Sending it in now.