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    Obviously you can only really go off places...

    Obviously you can only really go off places you’re familiar with, but if I didn’t have to work (or could work from home), I’d consider North Wales, somewhere west of Chester (Conwy is a good call, as...
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    iOS 12 beta seems pretty good. Got it on my iPad...

    iOS 12 beta seems pretty good. Got it on my iPad - it’s not revolutionary, but there’s a few nice tweaks to the UI. No major bugs that I can see, but I’d rather not put it on my phone at this stage,...
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    We watched the finale last night, and I can’t help thinking that they tried too hard to mix too many “big ideas” (nicked from The Matrix/Philip K Dick, combined with topical issues like a corporation...
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    And it depends on how you judge a...

    And it depends on how you judge a civilianisation’s success.

    What I also meant was that the Western European/US consumerist, “democratic” model may well need to give way to something else.
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    I think it’s an interesting time to be alive (for better or worse).

    We’re arguably at (or past) peak-Western civilisation. The WASPy model seems to have been disproportionally successful for the...
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    “Vic” and Bob are without a doubt deranged geniuses. Bob was also recently very good on Taskmaster - some brilliantly surreal moments.
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    If you spread the surface area of your lungs over...

    If you spread the surface area of your lungs over a tennis court, you’d be dead.
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    It’s a shame to criticise a programme for being too broad in its ambitions, but I think that’s probably the problem with Westworld - it’s just trying to be a bit too clever imo. It’s turning into a...
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    If you want a dark comedy a little bit...

    If you want a dark comedy a little bit reminiscent of Heathers, then Thoroughbreds is very good.

    The Disaster Artist is also quite dark, especially given it's a true story - Wiseau is a very...
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    Lost was shocking. They were obviously just...

    Lost was shocking. They were obviously just coming up with random storylines and red herrimgs, but even when they knew they were winding it up, they barely attempted to bring them together other than...
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    This is certainly the beauty of Westworld’s Phillip K Dick vibe - they could well pull the rug from under us again. I’d also be surprised if we don’t see Ford again (either in flashback or...
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    It’s definitely a bit patchy. On the whole I like what they’re doing, particularly with the Delos backstory, but the latest episode was poor. They need to be careful not to overdo the robots’...
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    Great suggestions.

    Unless I’ve mussed it, The Man Who Would Be King needs to be mentioned. Caine and Connery - what more do you need.
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    These are fantastic, but pretty unhealthy.

    I used to to live in the Middle East in the 80s, and they mainly stocked US brands in those days. Lucky Charms, Fuit Loops, Cap’n Crunch etc Then...
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    Liverpool has always been a great night out, but...

    Liverpool has always been a great night out, but the city itself used to be a very poor relation to places like Manchester and Leeds. Even in the 00s I remember going in and thinking how run down the...
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    Black Panther could've gone either way for me,...

    Black Panther could've gone either way for me, but I really enjoyed it. It had a better central story than most of the Marvel movies, and the whole look of it was fantastic.
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    Not seen this (or Ultron) yet, but I have very...

    Not seen this (or Ultron) yet, but I have very low expectations of the vast majority of action blockbusters. They're all about 30min too long, of which that time is the extended action set-pieces.
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    Watched 24 Hour Party People for the first time...

    Watched 24 Hour Party People for the first time in years - brilliant film (especially if you’ve lived around Manchester), and quite unconventionally structured (with Coogan’s lines to the camera...
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    Funnily enough, I just watched the original film...

    Funnily enough, I just watched the original film a few weeks ago (it was on one of the satellite channels).

    It hasn’t aged particularly well! The idea is quite good though, which is obviously why...
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    Funnily enough, I also didn't realise that the...

    Funnily enough, I also didn't realise that the "I'm a gnu" Typhoo tea advert from the late 70s(early 80s?) was based on their song.
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    I had no idea that Armstrong and Miller were...

    I had no idea that Armstrong and Miller were parodying a real act (and doing it particularly well looking at that film).
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    I have a month off drinking every now and again,...

    I have a month off drinking every now and again, and if I’m being honest with myself, I don’t have any of the supposed clear head and feeling much better in the morning benefits that the teetotal...
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    Irrespective of pro/con inheritance tax, the...

    Irrespective of pro/con inheritance tax, the “it’s a double tax/tax on money already taxed” argument is stupid. We’re taxed on already-taxed income all the time ie VAT on just about everything,...
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    Funnily enough, I’ve got the same combo - the...

    Funnily enough, I’ve got the same combo - the QC35s and QC30s - for the same reason. There’s no doubt over ears give better sound quality, and slightly better noise isolation, but on a long flight my...
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    It’s got a pretty unforgiving learning curve by the looks of things!

    I think these guys are skydivers initially, then move onto wingsuits.
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