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    Upcoming TV Shows

    The Devil next door Netflix's latest true crime docuseries will focus on a hugely controversial case that claimed to identify one of the most villainous Nazis years after World War II. The Devil Next Door will explore the story of a man named John Demjanjuk who was accused of being a Nazi war criminal. Two governments claimed he was hiding under a fake name in America to avoid punishment from his past actions as "Ivan the Terrible," one of the most violent concentration camp guards in Nazi history. Demjanjuk went to court in the late 1970s both in America and Israel. He was found guilty in both countries. But there's a twist: Demjanjuk maintained his innocence until his death. So was he really Ivan the Terrible? Or was his conviction a horrible mistake? To those who knew him, Demjanjuk was the "Cleveland grandfather," a neighborhood friend.
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    Upcoming TV Shows

    Deputy The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is one of the largest police forces in the world, but when the elected sheriff dies, an arcane rule in the county charter, forged back in the Wild West, suddenly thrusts the most unlikely man into the job.
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    James Milner; £165,000 P/W

    https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/james-milner-book-boring-jurgen-klopp-hot-tub-selfie-liverpool-leeds-820008 James Milner exclusive: 'The jokes never bothered me - you’ve got to laugh at yourself' Interview: Liverpool star discusses his new book, Jurgen Klopp's hot-tub selfies and finally getting on board with social media There is a story James Milner shares which encapsulates quite how hands-on, intense, yet friendly Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is, all at the same time. During the off-season and international breaks, Milner explains, Klopp expects regular text message updates from his players. Those involved in national team games must let him know how they feel coming off the pitch, while the others on set fitness programmes are expected to send daily completion messages. Milner tends to send a quick “Session done” and his manager usually replies with a thumbs-up emoji. Last summer, Klopp started responding with cowboy hats, although even now Milner is unsure why. And then there was the time Milner’s phone flashed with a picture message, and he tapped the screen to reveal Klopp sat in a hot tub, beaming. Perhaps, Milner thinks, his manager was trying to tell him to relax. "He looked like he was enjoying himself,” Milner tells i. It is a glimpse into what makes Klopp so successful: an ability to demand constant contact with his players, but also to keep it light and fun and personable. Although, even if the players initially thought he was joking they are under no illusions as to the seriousness of the request. “He’s not been happy a few times when people haven’t messaged him,” Milner says. "I don’t know if people thought it was a joke the first time he asked and nobody texted him. He said, ‘Boys make sure you message me otherwise there’s going to be fines bandied about.’ It’s important, that information. “That’s what he’s like: he loves his job, he’s 100 per cent in it, he’s so focused and demands the highest levels, but he enjoys himself while he does it and can have a joke. What you see is what you get. Can he do anything to help the player? Can they come back for treatment? He’ll be thinking about his next team. He wants to have that information.” It is amazing what people can share these days: straight from a hot tub to the palm of your hand. The Information Age is something Milner does not feel entirely comfortable in, but it is a part of society he is gradually embracing. In his long career - breaking through at Leeds United at only 16 years of age to still playing regularly at 33 for the current Champions League holders and Premier League leaders - he has noticed the gentle transition from mobile phones being banned in dressing rooms and the team coach - back when they were used only for calls and text messages (and the odd game of Snake) - to being integral tools in players’ preparation for matches. “There’re things that are amazing about it, everything you can do with it and the way it makes life easier, but then on the other side maybe we don’t engage enough with each other as much as we could, and if you meet up with a friend you’ve not seen for a while normally you’d have five stories to tell them but they’ve already seen it on social media,” Milner says. “That’s the way of the world. You see people walking down the street and they’re looking at their phones, talking to people. It’s definitely changed a lot from when I started playing. “Back then the managers wouldn’t want people having phone calls and texting on the bus, whereas now lads are playing games to chill out, stay relaxed, listening to music, things like that. Banning it would be unheard of now. That’s how lads get in the zone. “It filtered in. I’m probably still a bit old school: if there’s music on in the changing room I’ll listen to that, I won’t listen to my own music, once we’re on the bus my phone will be away and that’s me, whereas other people will feel better on their phone. Whatever is best for them, as long as you’re ready when you go over that white line.” The mobile phone culture is a subject Milner often returns to in his new book, Ask a Footballer: My Guide to Kicking a Ball About, an at times laugh-out-loud (I think people refer to that as ‘lol’ or use a ‘laughing face emoji’ these days) insight into football, consisting entirely of answers to fans’ questions (apart from a small section with questions from Jordan Henderson). For somebody who comes across as not quite getting the social media world we live in, ironically Milner has written a book, fuelled by fan engagement and relayed in bite-sized chunks easy for those short attention spans to dip in and out of, ideal for that audience. He is happy to provide a response to why one City fan calls him a “snake” for celebrating in front of them with Liverpool and tackles head-on his boring persona, perpetuated and sent global by the @BoringMilner account which started posting mocking tweets about the midfielder on Twitter in July 2013. “It never bothered me,” Milner says now. “I was at Manchester City in one pre-season and it was Vinny Kompany who first said, ‘Have you seen this?’ Because of some of the things that were said, we wondered if it was somebody we knew.” They are yet to discover who controls the account. Milner called them out when he did the Ice Bucket Challenge - people were filmed dumping a bucket of ice over themselves then nominated three others to do it, to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease - but the person behind @BoringMilner did not bite. I point out that the account, which has 656,000 followers, follows only four people: Milner, Adrian Durham from TalkSPORT, Mamadou Sakho and Micah Richards. “Micah messaged him or her because he was always trying to get to the bottom of it,” Milner says. “Some of the things are quite funny. You’ve got to laugh at yourself. A lot of people refer to it, I get plenty of “boring!” shouts when I’m warming up, it’s just funny.” Milner was a late adopter of social media. He started using it in part to address the boring persona, and also to engage with fans. “There were a lot of opinions about me being boring because they didn’t know too much about me. I think it’s important you split your public and private lives. You have that side with your family that is just for you, but also through social media I’ve given people a bit more about myself. The Yorkshire accent probably doesn’t help in terms of the boring thing, either.” Another factor was that, where the phoneless dressing rooms of his early career were loud and full of jokes and pranks, Milner felt as though he was missing out on what everyone else was talking about. “Still a lot of banter goes on but a lot of people are on their phones. Big conversations come up - have you seen this or that? It might be a clip of something that’s happened in a game, or a talking point. I hadn’t - I always seemed to be the last to the party!” Perhaps unsurprisingly, he is gently ribbed about being the old man of the team at Liverpool. Virgil van Dijk calls him “grandad” and if there is grainy footage of a game on TV from 40 or 50 years ago the defender will squint at the screen and ask, ‘Which number are you, Milly?’” Yet, like @BoringMilner, it is a role he embraces, endeavouring to use his experiences to help Liverpool youngsters in the way he was guided through as a teenager. “At Leeds the players looked after me: Dom Matteo, Alan Smith, Mark Viduka, these sorts of experienced heads put their arm around me and helped me out and I learnt a lot from them at a turbulent time at Leeds. Hopefully I can do half as good a job helping the younger guys at our place as they did with me. “There’s a lot I can relate to. I’ve seen it through my career. I’ve been through it before and just knowing how they’d be feeling in certain situations. You might be nervous about things the first time you do something, I can help them get rid of that nervousness or any mistakes or fears they might have, try to settle their nerves and help them enjoy playing football. “A few years ago when Joe Gomez was a bit younger the Spice Girls came on in the gym and he had never heard of them. I was like, 'Wow, I’m getting on a bit!' “I feel in between the two generations: the old school and the new school. It’s a good place to come from. Speaking to some of the younger guys in the squad, they can’t believe some of the things that used to happen.” Perhaps 20 years from now young players will be shocked to hear that Jurgen Klopp used to send the odd hot tub selfie to his players after they had completed a training session.
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    Boris Johnson

    Doubt he can edit the Wikipedia page of Big audio dynamite who list his brother as a past member.
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    Boris Johnson

    What the fuck. Bill Cash is related to Johnny Cash and Grant Shapps first cousin is Mick Jones!
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    [NSFW] The All New Celebrity T*ts Out Thread

    AOT when his TV bills come in.
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    Nike deal

    My mate manages quite a big independent sportswear shop and from next year Nike have stopped all independents in the UK from selling their stuff and cancelled their contracts with them.
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    Michael Kiwanuka

    Few tickets left for a little show in Edinburgh @Mook https://assai.co.uk/products/michael-kiwanuka-kiwanuka-album-edinburgh-ticket-bundle-28th-october-2019
  9. I watched episode four last night. Very good so far. Yes, it improves drastically after the first episode and focuses more on the police investigation rather than the girl in the first episode.
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    Cheese on toast

    Stick all your foodie threads up your arse, cheese on toast is still the Nectar of snacks. Just got in pissed now, some thick Tiger bread and coastal cheddar and it's a fucking taste sensation. Do yourself a favour and buy some coastal cheddar by the way. It's heavenly. Also, NV doesn't butter his toast before melting the cheese on it. Now, I'm not saying you should neg him for that, but I'll rep everyone who negs him and you can also sleep easy, safe in the knowledge you are doing Gods work.
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    Best British Sitcom Ever?

    Reading Flying Pig's The Office thread, and whilst I love The Office, is it the best British sitcom of all time? Not for me. Going to do a poll, no doubt I'll have missed some off so pick other if your option isn't there! I need to have a think about it, I've narrowed my options down to Blackadder, Father Ted, Only fools and horses or Fawlty Towers. Poll to follow shortly.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    I know, that’s why I said he could ask them. Whether they’d agree or not is another matter.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Just my opinion but I think it’d be more wise to play to the majority of Labour voters and the membership which is for remain. It’ll do more damage and cost more votes pissing off remainers than leave voters.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Absolutely. Collective responsibility when you are in the cabinet is all important.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Never heard of the cunt but at the least they should be sacked from the shadow cabinet.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Seeing some talk on Twitter that he could go back and ask the EU to just grant the extension until the end of November for example to keep the pressure on and that would mean the Benn act had been satisfied. Be pretty pointless to do that though because he’ll just end up back in exactly the same position at the end of November unless he can get the deal through, which seems unlikely as MPs start to scrutinise it and see the problems it will cause. Only way out of this for him now that I can see is a GE.
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    Beverly Hills Cop Vs Lethal Weapon

    Tough call this, reckon I’ve seen both about a hundred times but got to be Lethal Weapon. Routine every year just before Christmas is for the wife and kid to fuck off and stay in her dads while I put Lethal Weapon on and wrap their presents. And drink a lot of bourbon. Plus the Lethal Weapon series had Patsy Kensit with her tits out.
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    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    The following four Labour MPs abstained on the Letwin amendment on Saturday. And now I’m in bed sick as a dog and haven’t been able to sleep, finally drop off and get woken up almost straight away by this text from Rosie Cooper. Yeah, that’s going to be a massive fucking NO from me.
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    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    I think the Clive Lewis train has gone to be honest. He doesn’t seem to particularly get on with the leadership/Momentum faction anymore and I doubt he’d even get on the ballot for a leadership election. For me, who the next leader is depends on if the Corbyn/McDonnell/Momentum sides of the party stick together and agree on a single candidate or if they all back their own one. Long-Bailey for example is rumoured to be the choice of McDonnell but if Momentum backed someone else she’d be in trouble. Last leadership contest Corbyn got 61% of the vote and Owen Smith who was absolutely fucking terrible got 38%. Just my own feeling but I think party is split roughly 35% anti Corbyn and 65% pro Corbyn. Someone like Starmer could get between 35-40% of the vote imo so if there are multiple choices after him I think he could sneak it. Of course, if someone like Jess Phillips stood (not that I think she’d have any chance of winning) she’d only take votes off Starmer. I think it’ll go to whichever side is pragmatic enough to throw all their weight behind one candidate.
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    The Ailment thread

    Got offered a flu jab similar to the above and got it earlier in the week. Don’t even know why I took it since I haven’t had so much as a cold for ages. Felt fine for a couple of days but started to feel sick a few days ago and now have full blown shithouse aids. Throat is red raw and haven’t used so many tissues since Rachel Stevens was on the cover of FHM. Only thing missing is the fever as PB said. Ears are ringing as well and keep popping. Anyone else get this shit after having a flu jab? And yes, pics or GTFO.
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    Grenfall Tower Fire

    Plenty of blame to go around for Grenfell but surely the Firefighters who fought the blaze are at the bottom?
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    Grenfall Tower Fire

    Can’t say I agree with this. I’m sure the fire brigade did the best they could.
  23. Just watched the first two of the Creepshow reboot. Each episode is split into two different 20 minute stories. The first one is based on the Stephen King short story ‘Gray matter’. Bit hit and miss and corny at times but I’m enjoying it. There’s a good werewolf story set in France during WWII in the second episode. 6.5/10.
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