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  1. Silent Runner

    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    Arrival is there as well. One of the best sci-fi films of the last few years.
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    Arsenal

    Better finishing from them and a couple of great saves were the only reason we got a point. Really need to get our shit together before spurs and utd.
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    Arsenal

    Fucking get in. Come on the arsenal.
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    Arsenal

    Miss of the season from Auba there - still don't know how he missed it. We're getting nothing out of this.
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    Arsenal

    Really poor first half from the arsenal but Wolves have been really good. Handed them a goal, probably should be two down and haven't had a shot on target. Some changes early in the 2nd half are needed.
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    FREE SOLO

    There's a great docu. on Netflix called Valley Uprising about the history of rock climbing and the first people to scale El Capitan and other cliffs. Worth a watch for sure.
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    Sleaziest film ever made

    Sleaze shot on the streets of 80's New York you say? What's in the basket?
  8. Silent Runner

    Football Thread 2018/19

    That pass from Witsel to set up the winner and the coolness of the finish - oh baby.
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    Arsenal

    Welbeck going off on a stretcher needing oxygen - not sure what the injury is. Looked like he fell in a weird way after jumping for a header. Looks in a bad way.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    I finished the new Ian Rankin book In a House of Lies at lunch time today. The 22nd in the Rebus series. This was pretty good and the best of the recent 'Rebus in retirement' ones. The plot is twisty and there's some decent new characters. There's a B-story that's slightly underdeveloped but everything gets resolved in a neat way. I'm sure any regular Rebus readers will pick it up and I can't imagine new readers jumping on after 22 books. Over the weekend I read two books by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen - Oh My God, what a complete Aisling and The Importance of being Aisling. These are fairly light reading but lots of fun and quite sad at times. They remind me a little of the Bridget Jones series and a lot of the Adrian Mole books. They're about a country girl living in Dublin and trying to balance 'old' and 'new' Ireland. I thought these were fab and I'll definitely buy more in this series. The non-fiction I have on the go is Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. The story of a Silicon Valley start-up called Theranos that was worth billions but was in reality a total fraud. It was started by a young woman who dropped out of Stanford. And after getting funding from rich family and friends was able to take her product to market. What they were selling was a blood testing kit. The idea is that you take a drop of your blood, run through this machine and it will instantly diagnose any problems. This is fascinating. And shows how far a lie can go if the person selling it has enough charisma and charm. They duped investors and pharma industry types - none of whom checked the evidence but listened to the snake oil salesmen promising them a product that was essentially science fiction. Really good stuff.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Oh, that's a sexy finish and celebration from Ronny.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    I can kind of understand referees getting conned by dives when there's slight contact, but to give that penalty when there wasn't another player near him when he went down is outrageous.
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    Bottom : An Appreciation

    Gas Man for sure. Even after all these years my cousin and I can make each other crease up with laughter just by saying 'bus surfing'.
  14. Finished this up today. Didn't think much of it overall. Sabrina was good but the support cast were pretty poor, the blurry screen effect was so bad it pretty much ruined every scene it was used in and like most Netflix series there wasn't enough story to justify the season length. Not sure why I bothered.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Lopetegui gone from Madrid. Announcing he was taking the Madrid job two days before the World Cup was such a hilarious move.
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