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    Corporate bellendary at work.

    Make sure you have loads of animations and fade ins, that always goes down well...
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    The GF Savoury Pie Poll

    I've always found bought meat and potato pies to be incredibly disappointing. You're much better off making these things yourself, as with a lot of pies on the list. Although I appreciate standing slightly confused in your kitchen at 3 am with fuck all in the fridge is unlikely to bring out the chef in most people.
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    The world of a woman.

    Hahaha. I had a variation of that last week- I actually got into trouble for cleaning the bathrooms. My crime was not realising that she'd done them while I was out. In retrospect I'm disappointed in myself for saying, 'well, they didn't look clean'. This was out of character, and I'd like to apologise to anyone offended for my subsequent actions.
  4. A Cream song inspired by Hendrix, performed by Hendrix...
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    Positive Thinking

    Buscopan, avoid onions, bread and rice.
  6. Total Football- Parquet Courts Never Fight a Man With a Perm- Idles No Surprises- Radiohead Ante Up- M.O.P 100%- Sonic Youth.
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    Positive Thinking

    Windy bugger, you.
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    Rate the last game you've played...

    Got round to playing some of the games I picked up in the Steam Christmas sale. These aren't 'AAA' games, they're far more interesting- Slay the Spire: excellent rogue-like card game. The idea is that you build your deck during a 3 level run against various opponents, hopefully building enough of a hand to beat the final boss. This is a really well-balanced, deep and absorbing game with none of the usual pay-to-win bullshit of other card games. It went through a lengthy early access period which polished it to perfection. I've put 50-odd hours into this already and I'm still finding new combos and strategies- 9.5/10. https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/ The Room/ 2/ 3: not sure how to categorise these- they're puzzle games with very nice graphics where you manipulate elaborate puzzle chests, safes and other objects to reveal codes and keys to allow you to progress to further tasks. The difficulty is nicely pitched and the complexity and narrative ramps up very well over the three games. 7/10 for the first game, 9/10 for both the sequels. These are also available on mobile. https://store.steampowered.com/app/288160/The_Room/
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    The New Cricket Thread

    Utter shite all the way through, lost their last 5 wickets for 2 runs. Bit of an oddball team at the moment, they can look absolutely amazing, then produce dross like today. Be interesting to see how the WIndies get on.
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    Other Football - 2018/19 Season

    I caught this screeching harridan on 5 Live while I popped out. I had to turn the radio down, it was actually distorted with her screaming when Pogba missed the penalty at the end-
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    The world of a woman.

    Yep- a bit of a Mars bar is good to catch the little bastards.
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    Cool Mother F**kers

    Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo.
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    This momo stuff

    Certainly a gentler, more pleasant and less harmful character.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    What was so 'euphoric' about their AGM? All I can vaguely remember was that their finances look dodgy and they're far too reliant on TV money.
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    This momo stuff

    Unsurprisingly, the clickbait cunts at the Mail have been whipping this up recently. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/28/viral-momo-challenge-is-a-malicious-hoax-say-charities Viral 'Momo challenge' is a malicious hoax, say charities Groups say no evidence yet of self-harm from craze, but resulting hysteria poses a risk Jim Waterson Media editor Thu 28 Feb 2019 06.00 GMT Last modified on Thu 28 Feb 2019 06.02 GMT The Momo messages are said to come from a profile with this distorted image of a woman, but experts say the story is no more than a ‘moral panic’ among adults. It is the most talked about viral scare story of the year so far, blamed for child suicides and violent attacks – but experts and charities have warned that the “Momo challenge” is nothing but a “moral panic” spread by adults. Warnings about the supposed Momo challenge suggest that children are being encouraged to kill themselves or commit violent acts after receiving messages on messaging service WhatsApp from users with a profile picture of a distorted image of woman with bulging eyes. News stories about the Momo challenge have also attracted hundreds of thousands of shares on Facebook in a 24-hour period, dominating the list of UK news stories ranked by number of interactions on the social network. There have also been claims that the material has appeared in a video featuring Peppa Pig among YouTube’s content aimed at children. But the Samaritans and the NSPCC have dismissed the claims, saying that while there is no evidence that the Momo challenge has initially caused any harm itself, the ensuing media hysteria could now be putting vulnerable people at risk by encouraging them to think of self-harm. The UK Safer Internet Centre called the claims “fake news”. And YouTube said it had seen no evidence of videos showing or promoting the Momo challenge on its platform. The NSPCC said there is no confirmed evidence that the phenomenon is actually posing a threat to British children and said they have received more phone calls about it from members of the media than concerned parents. A Samaritans spokesperson was similarly sceptical, saying: “These stories being highly publicised and starting a panic means vulnerable people get to know about it and that creates a risk.” They recommended media outlets read their guidelines on reporting suicide and suggested press coverage is “raising the risk of harm”. “Currently we’re not aware of any verified evidence in this country or beyond linking Momo to suicide,” said the Samaritans spokesperson. “What’s more important is parents and people who work with children concentrate on broad online safety guidelines.” Child safety campaigners say the story has spread due to legitimate concerns about online child safety, the sharing of unverified material on local Facebook groups, and official comments from British police forces and schools which are based on little hard evidence. While some concerned members of the public have rushed to share posts warning of the suicide risk, there are fears that they have exacerbated the situation by scaring children and spreading the images and the association with self-harm. “Even though it’s done with best intentions, publicising this issue has only piqued curiosity among young people,” said Kat Tremlett, harmful content manager at the UK Safer Internet Centre. The rumour mill appears to have created a feedback loop, where news coverage of the Momo challenge is prompting schools or the police to warn about the supposed risks posed by the Momo challenge, which has in turn produced more news stories warning about the challenge. Tremlett said she was now hearing of children who are “white with worry” as a result of media coverage about a supposed threat that did not previously exist. “It’s a myth that is perpetuated into being some kind of reality,” she said. Although the Momo challenge has been circulating on social media and among schoolchildren in various forms since last year, the recent coverage appears to have started with a single warning posted by a mother on a Facebook group for residents of Westhoughton, a small Lancashire town on the edge of Bolton. This post, based on an anecdote she had heard from her son at school, went viral before being picked up by her local newspaper and then covered by outlets from around the world. The supernatural “Momo” image, originally from an artwork made for a Japanese horror show exhibition, has been circulating on the internet for several years but last summer became attached to unverified claims that teenagers were being prompted to kill or harm themselves by messages on WhatsApp. Many campaigners in the child safety sector have been reluctant to issue statements for fear of fanning the flames of the story but are changing direction after seeing the sheer number of dubious stories written to attract clicks on the issue. Hundreds of separate articles have been written on the topic by British news websites in the last three days, dominating the most-read lists on tabloid news sites. These include explainers for concerned parents on how to protect children from the supposed risks of the challenge and claims about the acts that children are supposedly committing after seeing the images. Celebrities such as Stacey Solomon have weighed in and expressed their concerns, creating even more justifications for headlines. Multiple police forces have issued formal warnings about the supposed risks of the Momo challenge, in addition to hundreds of schools. In one example, a Hull primary school posted on its Facebook page an unsourced claim that clips of the Momo challenge image are “hacking into children’s programmes”, with no evidence of what is meant by this claim. A YouTube spokesperson said the claims were completely false: “Contrary to press reports, we have not received any evidence of videos showing or promoting the Momo challenge on YouTube. Content of this kind would be in violation of our policies and removed immediately.” Several outlets, including the Mirror and many local newspapers, have also claimed that the Momo game has been linked to 130 teen suicides in Russia, with no supporting evidence. An identical claim was made in 2017 about a similar supposed viral suicide craze called Blue Whale, which was also linked to exactly 130 teen suicides in Russia. This figures came from a much-criticised single report in the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, with later reporting suggesting that not a single death could be conclusively linked to the game. “We almost need to stop talking about the issue for it to not be an issue any more,” said Tremlett.
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    The New Cricket Thread

    Hell of a match- Rashid goes for 8.5 an over and finishes with 4 wickets in 5 balls. 46 sixes in the two innings as well. Shame I was monitoring the illegal streams tonight.
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    This momo stuff

    I asked our two about it when they got in from school. The eldest hadn't heard of it, the youngest had and didn't know what the fuss was about, saying, 'you'd have to be braindead to do anything stupid'. I guess they're a bit older than the kids who might be influenced by it- they're 13 and 17- but it's a real shame. I could have got them to do all sorts of dumb stuff.