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  2. 11 points
    I bet he fills it up with some kind of bootleg diesel.
  3. 10 points
    Today I dressed up as my kids favourite super hero to surprise him. Had such a good day, even managed to get a little video for anyone interested
  4. 9 points
    dont want to say too much on the subject you guys have your own opinions, just like to thank everyone for your messages of support over this even guys i have had differences with over the years have sent kind messages, I know the family are not everyones cup of tea but we still have problems like everyone else and to get support is very uplifting for us all.
  5. 9 points
  6. 7 points
    So this was last week: And this was tonight. I might've cried a bit.
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    EDIT — bit of bonus content squeaker.mp4
  9. 5 points
  10. 5 points
    You know what always goes over really well in popularity-based voting systems? Taking it really seriously and tantruming about voting not going your way. Now you've explained things, I'm sure you'll be back in the green before you know it!
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    I'm blown away that anyone would use Balor's entrance as a way to criticise Nakamura's. Even at its very best, when he's in full makeup, with all the bells and whistles, Balor's entrance always feels super phoney. He comes across as a guy uncomfortably doing what he's been taught to do. Like a kid in a school play. It doesn't look or seem natural at all. Especially when he whips the dreadlocks off at the end and his hair is oftentimes sticking up. Standing there in the makeup, with his hair sticking up a bit, he looks like a five year old going to his first Halloween party. Nakamura's entrance, for all his weird mannerisms and random poses, it comes across as completely authentic. He never feels like someone has sat down with him and meticulously rehearsed what he should do. With Finn, you can see in his eyes that he's doing his routine and performing his act. I never see that when I look at Shinsuke. Plus, I've seen Nakamura's entrance live and, fuck me, it was up there with the best I've ever seen. Proper spine-tingling. He felt on a level above almost everyone I've ever seen, oozing confidence and charisma like very few in the business. I'm also fascinated as to why people feel the need for Nakamura's character to be, "explained." People complaining that they don't understand what he's supposed to be or why he moves and acts the way he does. I'd never seen him until he debuted in NXT and not once did that thought cross my mind. Why can't someone just be a super confident, super charismatic, super flamboyant, weirdo oddball? Why has everything got to be explained? The very reason he felt like the biggest breath of fresh air when he came to NXT was because of how weird and different he was. It was ridiculously compelling to see this guy talking, wrestling and moving unlike anyone else. Him doing all these strange, subtle, weird things was what made him stand out. You couldn't take your eyes off him and had no idea what he was going to do next. Requiring for him to be, "explained," or to have his act boiled down, like they've attempted to do by calling him, "The Artist," or whatever, does nothing but take away from his act. Real people act in strange, subtle ways. The best characters can't be boiled down into one sentence. That people want him explained and boiled down is dishearteningly indicative of how everyone's been raised on Vinny Mac's vision of how to write and portray characters. That approach is why most characters in WWE are such one-note, boring bastards that are impossible to invest in. Instead of just being an arrogant dickhead, displaying loads of subtleties that make you hate him, Dolph Ziggler has to be called the "Show Off," he has to constantly tell everyone he's showing off, the commentators have to keep referring to him showing off and Jesus-fucking-Christ how could anyone possibly give a shit by that point? It's the difference between the genuinely funny guy in your office and the, "whacky," guy who keeps telling you how funny and mad he is.
  13. 4 points
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    I spotted forgotten (for a reason) 80s band "Hue and Cry" being dicks in a CHARITY SHOP because their LP hadn't got a big price on it due to some strange number that was on it. Claimed it was a "limited edition". One with the glasses (the political one) stormed off.
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    So, it's 3 months ago today that me and the missus had a picture taken at my best mates wedding and we both went 'oh fucking hell, we need to do something about this'. She was only mildly overweight, but bigger than she'd ever been, but I was 18st10 and despite knowing deep down how unhealthy I had become, I never really had a lightbulb moment before. I ignored how breathless I'd get going up stairs, or how my knees and back hurt, or how I couldn't run for a bus. Since then I've done DDP Yoga for a bit, moved on to Crossfit for a month and now I've started down the local Virgin Active doing my take on the crossfit workouts (cheaper that way). All the while I've been super strict on my diet, having one (moderate) cheat a week. On Friday I weighed myself, I was down to 14st9. The lowest I've been in years and years. Still got about 2 stone to go, but am unashamedly proud of myself. By chance, we had another wedding yesterday and someone took a photo which served as a good comparison piece: https://mobile.twitter.com/DarrenHanley12/status/896818577596182533/photo/1 And I know this post is a bit myopic and self-congratulatory but fuck it. For the first time in about 6 or 7 years I don't feel self conscious going out, or feel that people are looking at me and the missus thinking 'whys she with that fat cunt?' I just hope I can make it stick now!
  17. 4 points
  18. 4 points
    Well they made a Raw and a Smackdown one.
  19. 4 points
    Definitely string him along, see if you can get him to take a picture holding a sign that says "I sell Yorkie Terrier meat to Mr Ji Sung Park" as a way of proving that he's up for anything.
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    I'm going to use a weird example, but I'd say Nakamura in WWE is like Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. In the first film, that character is born of Johnny Depp improvising - he's compelling, and charismatic, and all of that comes from the performance, not from the script. But then the sequels roll around, and Depp's performance has defined the character. So they write the script around the character Depp created; but it's no longer organic, no longer compelling, because he's being told "Oh, do that funny drunk walk again", rather than letting it all come naturally. Nakamura's in the same boat - they're not letting him just go out there and be the insanely charismatic star he is, he's going out there and hitting the bullet points that WWE have decided are what makes it work. And that's not how charisma works, you can't just distil it and coordinate it.
  22. 4 points
    I try not to overact to Trump stuff, but today couldn't help it. This was so nasty, so retrograde, so devoid of sense. I generally try to tell myself that history broadly arcs towards the future, which it does. However, when things go demonstrably in reverse, I do wonder for a few minutes whether I'll live to see substantive progress. Then I guess I remember that 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' was repealed and buggery isn't outlawed in various states anymore, but that's cold comfort for the poor fuckers who get hammered by this idiocy today on a different side of the LGBT+ spectrum. Political Twitter is a cesspit and I despise the fact that I have to use it for work and as a news source. It debases people of all political hues. The good become bad and the bad become monsters. Reasoned debate goes out the window in favour of a bullying pack mentality and it makes me want to vomit. People don't want debate, they want validation and blood.
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  26. 4 points
    MS Paint is to be discontinued? Hold me...
  27. 3 points
    Seeing Dele Alli unhappy is honestly one of my favourite things.
  28. 3 points
    Well, as before: No discussion of leaked episode on this forum even in spoiler tags until after it has aired .
  29. 3 points
    Phoned up to renew his insurance the other day, now the oldest cat they have on file as he hits the two decade mark. Slowed down quite a bit recently, bless him.
  30. 3 points
    A number of times, back inn 2012 I nearly took my own life because of all the hassle and the loss of a good and only friend. How things are funded is no ones business but mine or the person who funds events etc. Ive made losses yeh who don't when they first start as they need to build a fan base. I made plenty of mistakes and now I am on the right track and I am listening more to the Knights who are trying to teach and help me. I mean look at Gordan Ramsay's Kitchen nightmares. The owner always fights Gordan at first as they think they know best then like 80% listen and I am one of them 80% in the wrestling case. Why should anyone quit there dream on bullying or hassle or stalking problems. The people who say rubbish about the shows like bad matches, or this happen or that happen and never been to a show they cant really say anything unless they have been to an event. My advice to people on here why not come to a show 2nd Sept or Oct and see its not as bad as people say. I have started to listen and learn more and since getting help from the Knights I have more fight to prove people wrong every show more fight in me, sick, or not I go out and do what needs to be done to show I can do this and put on a great show, even if the odds are against me I will go out swinging and prove I can do this. The ones who are driving me to carry on are the ones I don't want to let down
  31. 3 points
    Would just like to thank you all for your messages of support, especially @SpursRiot2012. Today is hopefully the first step of many. Thank you
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    Right boys and girls. Apologies for the lack of updates over the weekend - combination of workload and forum downtime conspired against me, but i'm back at work today and in full procrastination mode, so let us begin. So, without further ado I'm going to count down the UKFF's top twenty - all of whom received multiple votes. Will keep it short and sweet until we get to the business end of the top 10, but you all put so much hard work into this for me, would be unfair to dismiss such a huge chunk of your nominations. Doing it this way will also buy me some time to put the legwork into some decent write-ups once we get toward the finish line. I'll try and keep the posts consistent at around 5pm ish each day, but as a special bonus, I give you the first name in the UKFF Ultimate Action Heroes history books, the number 21 entrant just missing out on a place in the most credible list of it's kind since the last one... Ladies and Gentleman....
  34. 3 points
    Didn't both me and Astro say not to talk about it? And you even said you wouldn't? You dickhead. Get out of here.
  35. 3 points
    The themes went a bit wonky there for some reason. I think a cache needed clearing, should be working now.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    I just had a friend come round for the first time. He asked the address so naturally I tell him it's the house next door because the thought of him knocking there then being told it's the wrong house is mildly amusing to me. I get a phone call asking why aren't I answering the door so I do the decent thing and tell him to just let himself in. I didn't think about it, it just kind of happened. So I hear a bit of a commotion on next doors door step and I decide to go and make the save and make out that it's all a big mix up. The two fellas shake hands whilst the neighbour mutters something about some bloke walking in to his house. My mate comes in and I burst in to laughter and explain what has just happened. He's furious and in need of an explanation to which my answer of "I just thought it was funny mate," sends him in to a rage and he storms off slamming the door behind him whilst yelling "I don't need this!" Still won't answer my texts.
  38. 3 points
    I'd be surprised if that generation of his family still has him round for tea, after what he did to his parents.
  39. 3 points
    On the hard camera front - basically, on a four-sided ring, if you use one side of the ring for hard camera, then the opposite side is effectively the "backdrop"; if you think of it as watching a play in a theatre, then the side opposite hard camera is the curtain, the other two sides are stage left and stage right, hard cam is the audience. If you're working for television, you're working towards hard camera, and any rope-running spots will be executed from stage left to stage right. If you run the ropes, you're running from side-to-side on the viewers' TV screen. Aesthetically, that's far preferable, and more immediately psychologically appealing from a viewer's perspective than a six-sided ring forcing you to work diagonally across the ring. And that's just one example - there's a lot of camerawork that is stymied by a six-sided ring. I was taught to think of the ring as having an invisible Union Jack painted upon it - as a referee, I occupy the blue spaces, while the wrestlers work in the red. It's a logical layout that just doesn't lend itself as well to a six-sided ring, for workers or viewers. That may be because we're just so familiar with a four-sided ring, but I believe there are technical, aesthetic, and psychological reasons why four sides are better. Again, I agree that it pales in comparison to good booking and good presentation. I'd support a wrestling company with an octagonal ring, or no ring at all, if they produced compelling television and characters and stories that I cared about. But I don't buy that it doesn't matter because it's "just" aesthetics - aesthetics can make or break a wrestling company.
  40. 3 points
    This got long so TLDR: Lego is awesome and Chinese knock-offs are cheap, good quality and make stuff Lego don't. ---- I got super into Lego again last year when me and the girlfriend moved into a proper house with a Welsh dresser and I decided I'd adorn it with Lego sets instead of rubbish plates that never get used. Started off by going through my box of childhood Lego and separating it into the sets I used to have and using BrickLink to fill in the gaps, of which there were many. Turns out buying Lego by the brick can be a pretty expensive hobby... Anyway, I bought a few Jurassic Park sets on eBay super cheap because the seller had taken the minifigures out. Turns out that's a thing now, people will buy sets just for the figures and then sell them on. Bought a set of 8 Chinese knock-off minifigures for a fiver to replace them and was actually shocked at how good quality they were. That kinda got me hooked on cheap Chinese (boot)Lego - I actually have a buyer in China now and although it's not a great deal cheaper than buying from AliExpress, I quite like the guy and somehow his packages get to the UK in just a few days rather than the several weeks other orders can take. Largely, I've just been buying minifigures, the Chinese manufacturers pump out custom figures like there's no tomorrow. I think I ended up with about 80 Lego Batman Movie minifigures where Lego themselves only produced 20-odd. At 50p a figure, I just don't even think about it. I picked the ones I liked and mounted and framed them. There's whole sets of X-Men figures where Lego themselves only made Wolverine, Storm and a really bad Cyclops so I've got the official Blackbird and Sentinel set that's now displayed with the full team of knock-offs. I recently bought He-Man and Skeletor minifigs and then built a custom Battle Cat so they goes nicely with my Ghostbusters, TMNT and Back To The Furture sets as all my childhood toys in Lego form. I then decided to start looking at building my own Thundercats from Chima parts, as that's pretty close already, but now there's a Chinese company bringing out Thundercats minifigures. So, I'm pretty sure they know their audience. There's a company called Sheng Yuan who even brought out a set of WWE figures (Big Show, Triple H, Undertaker, Kane, Rey Mysterio, Booker T, The Rock and John Cena) and aside from a few issues (Cena comes with black, spiky hair and Booker T comes with straight, shoulder length hair but whilst those pieces can be replaced The Rock figure is, annoyingly, white), they're really well made. I have bought a few actual sets and with companies like Lele and Bela, there is a noticeable drop in quality but the one actual Lepin set I own (the Ghostbusters firehouse, which was around £100 as opposed to the £270 the official set goes for), the quality is very closely comparable to Lego. So, along with the fact that all the loose bricks I've been buying for older sets have been second hand, I've dropped easily a few hundred quid on Lego over the last 12 months and none of it has actually gone to Lego, which would make the Adult Fans Of Lego community look at me like dirt but as much as I've spent, trying to do the same with official sets would have been impossible and it's kept my interest in the product to the point I'd happily buy official sets if there was something I wanted and that's not something I've said for probably years.
  41. 3 points
    I went back to Slimming World last night after not going for 4 weeks (combination of stuff clashing and being to knackered). I was dreading it as I've not been cooking properly and thought I'd put on at least half a stone. But, it turns out, I lost 4.5lbs. I'm well chuffed as that's 2st 4lbs with SW and almost 6.5st in total. Still not quite there so it's still a work in progress. For comparison - 2011 v 2017
  42. 3 points
  43. 3 points
    Thanks everybody it really is a delicate situation tbh two of the family have flown over in the last few months but Paige is an adult now and makes her own choices right or wrong we as a family will always be here we cannot force her to do anything I am sure things will get better once she gets medical clearance
  44. 3 points
    Not really I have my personal reasons.
  45. 3 points
    A tramp just asked for a smoke so I gave him the end of a montecristo and he told me it wasn't good enough. I guess beggers can be choosers.
  46. 2 points
    Fuck knows how long it'll be when Alex Ferguson goes. I'm guessing 8.
  47. 2 points
    Probably about 4 years earlier.
  48. 2 points
    The Wire is a wonderful ending, with the youth element pretty much creating the continuous cycle of street life, taking the place of other characters that for whatever reason have now gone before them. Loved it.
  49. 2 points
    Maybe there is an unlimited number of likes you can give? Plus it doesn't show on the person's score. I guess it's like a fave on Twitter, makes it easy for you to go back and read them, but seems a bit superfluous.
  50. 2 points
    Do what you want but considering you actually quoted someone that had spoiler tagged something very similar... I get it's been 10 years, but for example regarding Breaking Bad, I've managed to read this entire thread without having anything spoilt for me as 1.) people are pretty decent and 2.) it's really not fucking hard to hide something of you so wish to discuss pertinent points. But again, you're free to do what you want.
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