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  1. Nah man that's how you should drink it. Though if that's a 25ml dram that's very slow! But you want to savour it, often I just bring it to my nose to smell and put it down again. Thanks for recommendations folks keep them coming.
  2. In the history of TV? Probably not
  3. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    I have to say I like how some of the shots have crept into test cricket, and now if the top order does well you can expect the middle and lower order to play like it's a T20. It's completely insane some of the shots they pull off: that one someone flicked off their leg for six?! (I can't find a clip)
  4. I've not been in this thread before but last year I had the realisation that if I drink expensive whisky I drink less, spend less, enjoy it more and have less of a hangover. I guess I'm lucky I can sip a whisky at the rate much people drink a pint happily. Anyway I thought I'd rank all the (affordable) ones I've tried so far that I can remember. I'lll stick to scoth as I don't haven;t had enough bourbon to comment but Buffalo Trace is the best of the cheap ones for me. Top Tier Glengoyne ten year (really good tour this one) Highland Park Laphroig Middle Tier Glenmorangie Glenlivet 12 year Glenfiddich (bit boring) Lidl Speyside (Ben Bracken), glad others enjoy it too. Incredible value for money Talisker Lidl sold out of all their whisky before Christmas but my local is fully stocked, so I'll report back on their Islay and Highland versions when I've got some more cash. It's important to have nice cheap whisky, so you can give guests a little of an expensive one and then lots of the cheap ones.
  5. Any fans here? I picked up A brief History of Seven Killings and it immediately became my favourite book of the decade, since then I read The Book of the Nightwomen, which is also extraordinary. So I was more than a little excited to find he was a big Tolkien fan and wanted to write his own fantasy Trilogy. I got the first part, Black Leopard, Red Wolf and am about 80% of the way through now. I have to say i find it hard going, especially the first 50 pages or so. For some reason he has this thing where a character will enter a scene with speech but no description until later on in the paragraph, which is a maddening device to get used to. Neil Gaiman tells me this is rich as anything Tolkien did, but I have not found the book very escapist.
  6. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    Do people care about T20? not just you guys, but also real life cricket fans people know? I mean I sort of care, but only in so much as to how it informs the selection for the test side.
  7. Yeah relying entirely on GPS is fucking amateur, it's no way reliable enough if your personal safety depends on it. Anyway the forced banter seems less forced now, drop your celebrities and I'd say it was excellent.
  8. Looks like it is a new version, the pirates don't speak at all in the opening scene. In the older dub there's "wacky dialogue" and some plot exposition. Still I don't like the way actors have to hurry lines, it doesn't seem right. Especially when you know the care that has gone in to make the animation seem realistic.
  9. Well it was incredible marketing, I think someone made the new coke comparison earlier in the thread. But like new coke I don't think they meant it.
  10. I was just coming on to say how much I was enjoying this (first of this series I'd seen) then saw the guests I felt Harris was pissed off with the team in the Baha maybe?
  11. Not castle in the sky - they add dialogue over the silent scene setting shots for no reason. At least in the old dub. Since then they've been better though.
  12. I do think the hype blunted this for me, I was expecting something more extreme or shocking to happen in what is really a film about inequality.
  13. I watched all these so thanks! I guess you like the Borg episodes as it really felt very Borgy, and I found the more we find out about the Borg the less interesting they are. Seven of nine is great though as a character, though the costume choice is very distracting at least. It feel though a lot of the plots were similar to data's from TNG, and combined with the doctor also being an AI it was a bit much. Janeway is a total badass and I genuinely can't decide who my second favourite captain is. I didn't like Chipotle, found his delivery odd and the love relationship was just weird.
  14. It would of been better if Picard explained the plot to every character. He missed a few.
  15. She also seemed pretty down on her existence in what appears to be pristine wilderness. Made no sense.
  16. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good article or essay about it?
  17. Why had I not seen Only Yesterday before? It's brilliant, so refreshing to have a simple story (on the surface) with so much detail and observation in it.
  18. I thought the reveal at the end wasn't needed as the idea itself was interesting enough. Linesman Minnelli is going to take some beating jokes wise though.
  19. Pete

    Uncut Gems

    I can't stop thinking about this film, really looking forward to seeing it again. I feel like it's so rich and economical with it's time. The scene with his daughter is just perfect. It is a waking nightmare.
  20. Pete

    Uncut Gems

    you might want to spolier that! my thoughts...
  21. Pete

    Uncut Gems

    Wow, that takes some processing. It is a horror film right?
  22. I enjoyed it, though the sexy romulan sexy sex robot stuff was a bit too much as was the swearing.
  23. Amazing, and it earned all the emotions it made me go through. All the stuff about mental health, failed relationships, addiction and friendship seems so relevant to me at times it felt like a gut punch. I really think this is an incredible series and I need to watch it all again.
  24. Well I really enjoyed that and it sucked me in, but on reflection it doesn't hold up too well. It felt a bit contrived and like it was trying to fit too much in. It really made me reflect what an incredible film Dunkirk is, which shows a much more chaotic and terrifying version of war for me. I think maybe I was hoping the film would go that way, especially after the really strong opening. But then that bit in the trailer came up where I knew what would happen, and it felt more like a roller-coaster ride. I knew the trailer had spoilers but didn't think they would use every single incredible shot in the film joined together. Really glad I saw it in the cinema, the sound was great as well.
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