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  1. scratchdj

    Armando Ianucci Appreciation Thread

    My all time favourite human being (apart from my wife). I’ve loved everything he’s notable for. His Radio One show is often played in my car when I’m on a long journey - “Next week is Glenda Jackson Fortnight.” “You’ve won some swans!” and absolutely loved Friday/Saturday Night Armistice. You can tell when he’s been involved in writing something, as the language is so “him” and the sheer randomness of the way he’ll uses adjectives has always made me laugh, right from when I was a young teenager. I published a book this time last year and credited him in the intro as being a huge influence on me. The Day Today remains my favourite all time program. His work with Chris Morris, but more particularly Patrick Marber and Peter Beynam has never really got the universal critical acclaim it truly deserves. In time I think it will. When considering the famous groups of writers and comedians, I genuine think theirs was (and still is) the finest this country has produced. I’m a ridiculous Partridge fan/nerd, it’s just brilliant. You can tell the more modern stuff isn’t his work, though, and much tries to clearly emulate the genius he bought to the character. It’s not as good. Veep is, in my opinion, the funniest sitcom ever. I was worried when it was being billed as an “American Thick of It” but it surpassed it in terms of characters, situations and yet more brilliant writing. And I loved the Thick of It. I only recently got to see Death of Starlin and it was better than I’d hoped it would be. It ticked all boxes. Also, these shorts remain some of the funniest things to me: Oh, and Venezuela 😁 I love this man.
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    Minor news items that don't deserve a thread

    The first thing I thought when I saw him was that he didn't look half bad for a man of 76, regardless of whether or not the hair is real.
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    WHAT PLAY YOU!? Version 2.0

    This should give you decent summary https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/12/call-of-duty-black-ops-4-first-impressions-you-dont-need-a-story-campaign-when-youre-having-this-much-fun-8030916/
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    Minor news items that don't deserve a thread

    Aparantly she was very kind, polite and hospitable, but served my friend bread that was clearly mouldy.
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    Minor news items that don't deserve a thread

    I shan’t go into details out of respect for a friend, but he was asked to write a book about Kendo a few years back and was invited to the retreat during the early phases of the project. He shared an early few chapters with me and it would’ve made for a fascinating read, but alas the project fizzled out for numerous reasons. ’Chronos’ seemed like a very interesting person for sure.
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    Trivial Things That Annoy You...

    Well, no, but how do you manage/what’s the use of a screwed up ball of paper with money inside?
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    Trivial Things That Annoy You...

    Having just had this happen, and then realising it really annoys me, I’d like to add shop assistants that place your receipt into your open hand and then your change on top of it. You then have to walk away from the counter with lots of little bits of money balancing on a small paper tray without dropping it all before you can slide it into your wallet.
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    Wrong Screenshots

    Scarface (1983)
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    Trivial Things That Annoy You...

    People who start emails with: ”Hi, hope you’re well?” or “Hi, hope you had a good weekend?” I don’t even bother acknowledging them anymore. In fact, you can save an awful lot of time by just assuming everyone is well and everyone had a nice weekend. Who would honestly respond with “I’m really down at the moment.” or “I had a massive bout of the shits on Saturday, so I was in bed for most of it.”? As already mentioned, noisy eaters - especially apples. The noisiest eater in the world decided he’d stand right behind me watching me play on my PC at lunchtime yesterday, all whilst eating/slurping/gulping a huge Tupperware tub of homemade chickpea curry. Colleagues/clients that don’t have a clue starting a sentance with “Couldn’t you just....” after I tell them their brilliant idea will take time to code and cost money to do so. Oh thanks so much for pointing out that I’ve missed a really quick and easy way to completely rewrite the stuff you said was correct last month! The general public.
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    Wrong Screenshots

    The Prestige (2006)
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    Wrong Screenshots

    Pulp Fiction (1994)
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    Which computer game character are you?

    I genuinely enjoy hoovering.
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    This seems to be getting generally favourable reviews. CD Keys have it for £31.99 + 5% off on the PC and so consider me tempted.
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    Wrong Screenshots

    Australia (2008)
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    Wrong Screenshots

    Blair Witch (2016)