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    The Streaming Services Thread

    Netflix (which I rarely watch - it's mostly shit series and long-winded doccos). She has Prime which has more hits than misses. Honestly, 4OD is my go-to as the back catalogue is vast and varied. I'd pay good money for HBO just for Curb. But it seems nigh-on impossible to acquire on these shores without a Sky subscription. And Murdoch can quite frankly go piss up a rope.
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    Atletico Madrid 2 Liverpool 3 (Oct 19 2021)

    I thought Bobby was excellent all over the pitch last night. Won the ball back at key moments in the second half when they had their tails up and went gunning for the win. He's looking more like the old Bobby these days. If Dave's feeling a Big Moment from Ox, I'm going for a no-look finish from Bobby against the mancs this weekend.
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    Same. Looking forward to what it throws at me now. Be a change from car vids and fucking panel show clips from 2012
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    During the War…

    I used to cut him some slack as he was clearly being given the shitty end of the stick by the tories by being forced to clash benefits. What I now realise is the willingness to acquiesce, and the relish with which he did it marks him out as an utter cunt, as you say. The frightening thing is he doesn't even realise what a massive cunt he is. The cunt..
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    Your top 5 rewatchable movies?

    I hardly ever rewatch anything. But when Netflix isn't inspiring, these are my fall-backs: Fury Blade Runner 2049 Where Eagles Dare Dead Man's Shoes Goodfellas
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    Retro beauties

    I can't neg a brother. But let it be known my brow is furrowed in your direction, sir! She's still a snack.
  7. Pre takeover, City fans were amongst the best in my match going experience. Decent craic and happy to share a cab up to Anfield. They always caught a break because they'd genuinely been through the fucking ringer throughout the '80's and '90s and suffered for their love of their club. The geordies on the other hand were like that special kid full of fake bravado you put up with out of pity. Won fuck all but reckoned they were everyone's favourite second club. I'll never forget the bunch of them outside cabbage hall in 2005 singing "you can stick your champions league up your arse"! It was the pity that saved them from getting filled in that day. Oh god, they'll be in-fucking-sufferable now...
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    Resilience (The ability to bounce back)

    I think it's important not to fixate on trying to bounce back to a previous state. See it more as a bounce to a different place in time. The pace of change is far quicker than our forebears ever new. So we need a greater degree of plasticity to be able to adjust to the ever-changing contexts our lives are in. There is also little time to mourn our past selves, so maybe we're better going with the flow. Unfortunately, I find this plasticity diminishes with age. Along with my tolerance for bullshit that has no apparent value or utility. I for one am embracing my grumpy side as it is crucial for filtering out the torrents of bullshit washing back and forth through my new-found chi, man.
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    The Many Saints of Newark

    Nah, Mikey Palmice every day mate. its a strange film as it crams in loads and yet says nothing much. It views like a collection of rushed set-ups to a lot of disjointed climaxes. Enjoyable enough though and it couldn't hope to match the series. My two bob: John Bernthal was criminally under used and should have been the central character along with Livia. Dialogue wasn't a patch on the series and relied too much on quips to lift it. Too many 'name' character actors doing bad Soprano impressions slightly overshadowed a couple of standout performances (Livia, especially). The rival black gang was a total plot device that should have been left on the cutting room flooor - it detracted from the family which had plenty to offer. Might warrant a second viewing..
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Aye you're right, by a French-Dutch company. Good to know there's sunlit uplands somewhere, they're in the EU!
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    And just look at the craftmanship on that. France's most cost-effective.
  12. And as in the case of a number of rail networks; bailing them out with taxpayers money when they inevitably fail. And yet, TfL - a publicly owned entity - manages to be highly efficient and well run in comparison. I've a pet theory that most Tories simply can't grasp that most people who work, do so for the sense of satisfaction it brings. Introduce a bottom-line mantra to any company and you replace the notion of pride in the job to "how can you make us more money"? It replaces the very human and empowering senses of loyalty and pride with the hollow drudge of satisfying the tyranny of the excel-sheet in the hunt for elusive profits. It's ultimately dehumanising and self-defeating. Public services are unprofitable by design - that's why the role of government isn't advertised by public tender every five years. Imagine if it was?
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    Winter coats and jackets

    Ha! one of my favourite threads, threads. Here's a few links to some decent UK-made clobber. Probably mostly outdoors-y but you do need something that can keep the weather out. https://www.peregrineclothing.co.uk/mens/jackets https://mcnairshirts.com/ http://www.buffalosystems.co.uk/products/ https://www.phdesigns.co.uk/insulated-synthetic-and-down-jackets-pullovers-vest-gillets-suits-trousers-pants-salopettes https://www.snugpak.com/ https://fortisclothing.co.uk/
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    Energy Prices

    Interesting one, this. The 'plan' is to start introducing Hydrogen to the gas network over time and blending it with methane (natural gas), as I understand it. That's why you see the gas board everywhere ripping up roads to make sections of the network Hydrogen ready. The blurb explains how we'll get 'green' hydrogen through electrolysis of sea water using excess wind energy. The reality is the government prefers the use of 'blue' hydrogen which is extracted from.....natural gas! Purely because it's cheaper to produce at present and relies on spurious carbon storage methods to claim it's carbon neutrality. It's a classic Tory ruse; like getting everyone into diesel cars a decade ago purely because it ticks the boxes they have in front of them. Making Hydrogen from methane is like melting candles to harvest the wicks. Utterly pointless.
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    Remembering 9/11 - 20 Years On

    I remember my mate meeting me at the station on the way to the Boavista game and telling me Libyans had crashed a jet into the WTC. We thought "can a fighter jet fly from Tripoli to NYC - must be bollocks"? Got to Liverpool and sat in The Grapes watching it all unfold on the telly. Fucking hell. Anfield was a surreal place to be that night. The BBC docco about it (on iplayer now) is as harrowing now as you'd expect. But it perfectly recollects the utter confusion and disbelief in the immediate aftermath. There's a scene where Bush addresses the rescue teams at ground zero on 9/14: they begin chanting "USA! USA!" Seeing that now and the parallels with footage of massed jihadis chanting "Allahu Akbar" bring it into focus: This is Holy War (or at least an ideological one) with no obvious end in sight.