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  1. I genuinely thought this was a joke. If they pay me a billion, I'll consider watching the lot.
  2. And without it, I wouldn't have needed to (badly) Polyfilla a hole in the plaster wall of the house I was renting at the time. Frustration with many, many attempts on the final level - 00 Agent difficulty - lead to my right heel making contact with said wall. I did it in the end, though.
  3. I don't agree with your final paragraph. It's not just the fact that it was a song from the 80s. The opening lyrics are: Lots of shows use different music over the end credits. The Sopranos is a good example, and not everyone would have known what each song was, or why it was being used. And that's OK.
  4. Or they've grossly underestimated the cultural ignorance of their audience... Don't @ me, non-DM fans, it's just a joke.
  5. As someone that hasn't played the game, I don't mind game spoilers per-se (even if they don't end up in the show) - watching the show will do that. But it would be a shame to have spoilers for events in episodes that haven't aired yet, based on knowledge of what happens in the game. The principle of keeping discussion to what's happened in the show itself seems reasonable, for any adaptation. But I appreciate I may well be in a minority here given the high proportion of people that know the game.
  6. It's a tiny figure - so small that it was missed despite repeat viewings - that's on screen for a couple of seconds. I'm not convinced it deserves that much scrutiny. On the subject of the inconsequential - I liked that the end credits were perfectly in time with the music.
  7. I've not played the game so I'd rather people didn't spoil anything. I thought the episode was excellent. I liked the slow-burn process by which things unfolded early on. And kudos to whoever chose the song for the closing credits.
  8. Veto: Man Corr is a dick I'd propose this:
  9. Tendrils are SO hot right now
  10. Sounds like we have been denied another belter: "What about the worst? It was one I didn’t review. In May I found myself near Mirazur, a Michelin three-star in Menton in the south of France. Grand gastronomes talk breathlessly about it on account of the way chef Mauro Colagreco cooks by the moon’s phases. If only the darling moon helped him make nicer things to eat, but it doesn’t. In an interminable dinner, there were a couple of great dishes and too many that really weren’t. I can’t quite take speeches about caring deeply for the planet’s bounty when they still serve foie gras. It concluded with a brackish fresh olive ice-cream, which was honestly the least pleasant thing I tasted in 2022. And all of this with a puckered atmosphere as if a cross between Jesus and Picasso himself had deigned to cook for us. With a €340 a head menu and a few glasses of wine, the bill came to more than €1,000 for two. In 2017, I wrote a controversial and less than positive review of the Michelin-three star Le Cinq in Paris. I couldn’t again be the guy who wrote disobliging things about a grand French sacred cow. So I chose to write nothing. Apart from this." https://www.theguardian.com/food/2023/jan/01/review-of-the-year-i-was-privileged-to-eat-stupidly-well-in-2022-
  11. I read the original short story years ago and the only similarity with the film is that it features a man who uses a lawnmower. Which is something, I guess. Here's the distinctly VR-free plot summary from Wikipedia:
  12. One of the many tunes that qualify for this thread that made the playlist at my work Xmas do last night. Bleurgh. Also included was Sweet fucking Caroline. Fuck that song into space. Mr Blue Sky can do one as well.
  13. He was good in the White Lotus, but he will never top this:
  14. I really enjoyed the second series, probably more so than the first. Maybe I need to rewatch series one though. I ended up watching a couple of episodes twice. Not deliberately as such, just because I was flicking channels, came across an episode I'd already seen and got engrossed in the amazing performances. Was beautifully shot too.
  15. The Red Shoes of Colonel Blimp The Life and Death of the Red Shoes Coming to a cinema near you.
  16. Spotify played Love Story by Layo and Bushwacka after I listened to Leftfield's new album earlier. I prefer this, which I came to via a Tyrant mix CD (Craig Richards and Lee Burridge). As 'Tommy Townsend' says in the comments: "one for the more mature coffee table, MUCHO BUENO."
  17. Wordle's going from 'long list of pre-determined words' to having an 'editor' pick them: https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/7/23445167/wordle-the-new-york-times-editor-tracy-bennett "Wordle’s gameplay will stay the same, and answers will be drawn from the same basic dictionary of answer words, with some editorial adjustments to ensure that the game stays focused on vocabulary that’s fun, accessible, lively and varied”
  18. That's the nature of randomness. Sometimes it won't 'feel' random.
  19. Why is it that you only make these assertions when harder words come up, and not when it throws out a few easier ones in a row? EDIT: Just solved it. Took me 6 tries, but it's not an obscure word.
  20. Much safer to stop reading at 'Stuart Heritage.'
  21. Dapple

    Yacht Rock

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/oct/17/how-we-made-what-a-fool-believes-doobie-brothers "I was flattered by the Yacht Rock YouTube series even though it wasn’t very accurate in depicting the people I knew. There was no real rivalry between Kenny and I, or the other bands, but it was funny – you could almost believe it" I refuse to accept that the episode charting the genesis of Regulate is anything other than 100% fact. "Warren, you lucky motherfucker. You need a smooth groove? Sample THIS."
  22. But THEN you find out it's a rythm action game based on the Kris Kross classic* and it doesn't sound so wiggida-wiggida-wiggida wack, right? *May or may not be true
  23. https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/29/23378713/google-stadia-shutting-down-game-streaming-january-2023 "Google is refunding all Stadia purchases — hardware, software, and DLC. Members of the Stadia team will be “carrying this work forward” in other departments at Google."
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