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Messages - Mangetout

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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: SWAN BRICKING!
Another unexpectedly good result. If there was going to be progress this season (and I was optimistic) I didn't expect it this soon.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Toast
"His death comes two months after the death from a heart attack of fellow wing James Small, who also played in the 1995 final. Williams is the fifth member of that squad to die, following Small, the coach Kitch Christie, scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen and flanker Ruben Kruger."

Surely coincidence but weird coincidence all the same.
Maybe they ate the food from Suzie the waitress...
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11464207

(NZ lets no grudge die - see also Wayne Barnes and underarm bowling)
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Here is the news
Either your sentencing policy is f*cked, or there isn't one, or your lower judiciary are out of control.
Yeah. Wealthy white people in generally rural or "polite" areas tend to get a very different flavour of justice to other people. Networks are worth a lot.
And, of course, that enables racists to point at Maori and say "look how criminal they are."
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Don't be an arse. This movement are the biggest bunch of frothing at the mouth squealing moaners the country has ever seen. You should hear them whine on the radio, talking over people with their non fact based idiocy, like they're some sort of sage for our times...but in the style of a teenage shoplifter begging for mummy.

They behave as un-Britishly as the source of their propaganda and policy objectives.

Expect nothing short of tantrums.

Well, duh. I was being decidedly disingenuous. I am, however, unlikely to stop being an arse.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
So because a democratically-elected set of UK representatives has majority voted to reject No Deal (kind of), there will be no complaining and that's the end of that particular discussion, right?
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Telly Thread
Season 2 of Mindhunter is even better than season 1. If you didn't like it then, this probably won't change your mind though.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Film Thread
the emotional depths of Pixar.

Inside Out and Up (OK, the first 5 minutes) are almost uncomfortable viewing for this, and every non-Cars Universe movie has delivered something potent. Yes, I am aware of the argument that all Pixar movies take place in the same universe.

(Although I'd maintain that the 2 gut-punches and astonishing rite-of-passage sequences in Spiderverse are around a similar level)
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Film Thread
Love, Actually is a steaming turd of a movie. However, I'll also acknowledge that it probably got me at exactly the wrong time of my life, and that, as with much art, the viewer brings a lot of themselves into it.

Therefore, it's wrong and fun to judge people for liking/disliking the wrong TV/movies etc
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Film Thread
I like Spiderman films.

I thought it was ok. Not great. Just ok.

I'm amazed you're ranking it as the best film you've ever seen.

That's nice. Your amazement and lack of reading comprehension aren't really my problem though.
Nobody *needs* to see it - ultimately it's just a coming-of-age story. But it's beautiful, unusually styled, well-acted, exciting, funny, has great musical choices, a well-structured script and plot, and Nicolas Cage going the Full Nicolas Cage.