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#1761 User is offline   Cyphon 

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Posted 31 May 2024 - 11:30 AM

Charlie Stross was wrong in using the island of Britain as the setting for his books. He was so close and should of looked for a smaller Isle to the left.
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Posted 31 May 2024 - 01:19 PM

View PostCyphon, on 31 May 2024 - 11:30 AM, said:

Charlie Stross was wrong in using the island of Britain as the setting for his books. He was so close and should of looked for a smaller Isle to the left.


Ireland?

Scilly?

Skye?

Outer Hebrides?
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Posted 31 May 2024 - 03:43 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 31 May 2024 - 01:19 PM, said:

View PostCyphon, on 31 May 2024 - 11:30 AM, said:

Charlie Stross was wrong in using the island of Britain as the setting for his books. He was so close and should of looked for a smaller Isle to the left.


Ireland?

Scilly?

Skye?

Outer Hebrides?


Ireland? Right a bit

Scilly? Up a bit

Skye? Down a bit

Outer Hebrides? Down a bit
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Posted 31 May 2024 - 06:09 PM

The lesser known Konami code.
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#1765 User is offline   Cyphon 

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Posted 31 May 2024 - 07:30 PM

We've unlocked a new skin for our dreadlord! Just don't ask how it was made.
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Posted 04 June 2024 - 05:55 PM

Farage hit by a milkshake again. Some are saying it's a publicity stunt which makes sense as it roles up his gammony fascismos who hang on his every word.
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Posted 07 June 2024 - 07:06 PM

"Every day is Rishi Sunak's personal Four Seasons Total Landscaping."

"Sunak is making Ed Davey looking statesmanlike and he's spent all week on a bouncy castle."

"Sunak had pressing matters that sadly meant he had to leave early."
"Yes, because famously Zelensky, who stayed for the whole ceremony, hasn't got anything else going on."

After talking a lot about the 1997 landslide victory for Labour, people today have raised the spectre of the 1993 Canadian election where the governing Conservative Party blundered through a series of ludicrous scandals, each more devastating than the last, and ended up retaining a grand total of 2 (two) seats.
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Posted 07 June 2024 - 07:49 PM

View PostWerthead, on 07 June 2024 - 07:06 PM, said:

"Every day is Rishi Sunak's personal Four Seasons Total Landscaping."

"Sunak is making Ed Davey looking statesmanlike and he's spent all week on a bouncy castle."

"Sunak had pressing matters that sadly meant he had to leave early."
"Yes, because famously Zelensky, who stayed for the whole ceremony, hasn't got anything else going on."

After talking a lot about the 1997 landslide victory for Labour, people today have raised the spectre of the 1993 Canadian election where the governing Conservative Party blundered through a series of ludicrous scandals, each more devastating than the last, and ended up retaining a grand total of 2 (two) seats.


Even if it's not intentional I wonder if Sunak will turn around after the election and say it was all intentional.

"To turn every Thus it was into a Thus I willed it."

Then he can try to sell the movie rights... nah, probably not.
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Posted 15 June 2024 - 06:52 AM

A big part of me wants a total Conservative collapse because even if it means Reform MPs, I reckon they will have come from such a wild pool of people, the scandals will roll out thick and fast post-election. They will get caught out saying egregious things or taking money from the wrong people.

But then I look to the Republicans and Trump and Marjorie Taylor Green types and worry life doesn't work that way anymore. Once you let the wrong sort in, they only seem to get more wrong.

Either way, I'm enjoying Sunak's campaign. Who in the world is advising him to think leaving D Day commemorations was the right thing.
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Posted 20 June 2024 - 02:45 PM

If this was The Thick of It Season 5, each development would be rejected for being more stupid than the last.

"You know how we had Rishi leave the D-Day commemorations early and then whinge about not having Sky TV?"

"Sure."

"How about we have multiple people from his inner circle show up having bet on the election date after he'd decided it but before he announced it?"

"What, you mean they get mates to put the bets on for them, have a bit of deniability?"

"No, they just literally go into Ladbrokes and put the bet on?"

"That would be far too unbelievable. Utterly stupid. We're not doing that."
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Posted 21 June 2024 - 07:46 AM

View PostWerthead, on 20 June 2024 - 02:45 PM, said:

If this was The Thick of It Season 5, each development would be rejected for being more stupid than the last.

"You know how we had Rishi leave the D-Day commemorations early and then whinge about not having Sky TV?"

"Sure."

"How about we have multiple people from his inner circle show up having bet on the election date after he'd decided it but before he announced it?"

"What, you mean they get mates to put the bets on for them, have a bit of deniability?"

"No, they just literally go into Ladbrokes and put the bet on?"

"That would be far too unbelievable. Utterly stupid. We're not doing that."


It's entirely on brand for the Tories. They don't even care if they get caught out with stuff like this any more because they're so convinced they can simply get away with it.
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Posted 21 June 2024 - 09:38 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 21 June 2024 - 07:46 AM, said:

View PostWerthead, on 20 June 2024 - 02:45 PM, said:

If this was The Thick of It Season 5, each development would be rejected for being more stupid than the last.

"You know how we had Rishi leave the D-Day commemorations early and then whinge about not having Sky TV?"

"Sure."

"How about we have multiple people from his inner circle show up having bet on the election date after he'd decided it but before he announced it?"

"What, you mean they get mates to put the bets on for them, have a bit of deniability?"

"No, they just literally go into Ladbrokes and put the bet on?"

"That would be far too unbelievable. Utterly stupid. We're not doing that."


It's entirely on brand for the Tories. They don't even care if they get caught out with stuff like this any more because they're so convinced they can simply get away with it.


Just like the Republicans/MAGAtards in the USA and the LNP in Australia.
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Posted 21 June 2024 - 10:25 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 21 June 2024 - 07:46 AM, said:

It's entirely on brand for the Tories. They don't even care if they get caught out with stuff like this any more because they're so convinced they can simply get away with it.


Unfortunately, for the last 14 years they've been correct.
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Posted 21 June 2024 - 11:55 AM

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 21 June 2024 - 10:25 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 21 June 2024 - 07:46 AM, said:

It's entirely on brand for the Tories. They don't even care if they get caught out with stuff like this any more because they're so convinced they can simply get away with it.


Unfortunately, for the last 14 years they've been correct.


Let's hope something changes this election.
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Posted 21 June 2024 - 12:50 PM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 21 June 2024 - 11:55 AM, said:

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 21 June 2024 - 10:25 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 21 June 2024 - 07:46 AM, said:

It's entirely on brand for the Tories. They don't even care if they get caught out with stuff like this any more because they're so convinced they can simply get away with it.


Unfortunately, for the last 14 years they've been correct.


Let's hope something changes this election.


It won't. Most parties are just slight rebrands of the same vested interests.
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Posted 22 June 2024 - 09:21 AM

So Farage now says Russia was provoked into invading Ukraine.
I guess Poland wound Hitler up too Nigel.
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Posted 22 June 2024 - 06:40 PM

View PostMacros, on 22 June 2024 - 09:21 AM, said:

I guess Poland wound Hitler up too Nigel.

Well he's a documented Hitler fan so it's not that far a stretch for him to think that.
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Posted 25 June 2024 - 06:42 AM

One of my pals had a look at his party's manifesto and it's, uh, very very very 1930s Germany.

And very worryingly he's somehow got loads of support in my locality.
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Posted 28 June 2024 - 06:27 AM

I keep imagining waking up on 5th July and it's a Tory win. I just want to get it over with.
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Posted 28 June 2024 - 11:38 AM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 28 June 2024 - 06:27 AM, said:

I keep imagining waking up on 5th July and it's a Tory win. I just want to get it over with.


Let's hope we get something better than that, eh.

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