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by skalpel
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Pen OUT!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Le Pen OUT!!!

It's just a temporary thing. As far as I see it, she's trying to make the final vote seem like two independents facing off. She's expected to lose, so making it seem like more of a level playing field is in her best interests. Plus, by further distancing herself from the FN's age old racist image, a...
by skalpel
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 769

Re: General Election 2017

Some boring cliches: "Tories are scum, Tory voters are brainwashed or else are also scum", "anti-Corbyn comments are lies", "being right wing is shocking or indicative of bad character", "people are not convinced by my point of view, so I despair and give up"....
by skalpel
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 769

Re: General Election 2017

Surely even the Labour MP's who don't want Corbyn as leader need to recognise another four years of May is a worse option <erk> It's not just Corbyn as leader though, is it? It's the prospect of Diane Abbott as Home Sec, John McDonnell as chancellor, Emily Thornberry as foreign sec, an empowered Mo...
by skalpel
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holidays
Replies: 2323
Views: 63693

Re: Holidays

My sister lives in Edinburgh and I'm awed for new reasons every time I go. It's a truly lovely city. Maddeningly expensive to live there though. Last time I checked, a two bed flat within a half hour walk radius from the centre averaged at around 1600pcm in rent.
by skalpel
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 769

Re: General Election 2017

It's not though. The MSM doesn't have that kind of monopoly over public opinion anymore; Twitter and Facebook, and by extension a crapload of smaller sources have increasing influence every year. Both Twitter and Facebook are politically geared to the neoliberal left. The BBC is the same. More to t...
by skalpel
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 769

Re: General Election 2017

TV debates have caused possibly irreparable harm to British politics since they debuted nearly a decade ago. It's a good thing that there won't be any. So it's a good thing that the majority of information is going to be filtered and edited through conservative owned media sources? At least you can...
by skalpel
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 769

Re: General Election 2017

TV debates have caused possibly irreparable harm to British politics since they debuted nearly a decade ago. It's a good thing that there won't be any.
by skalpel
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 769

Re: General Election 2017

overseasTOON wrote:
skalpel wrote:I've never voted before and probably still won't. If someone campaigns dressed up as a banana, I'd consider voting for them.


What about a fish finger?


Maybe. But I draw the line at hotdog.
by skalpel
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 769

Re: General Election 2017

I've never voted before and probably still won't. If someone campaigns dressed up as a banana, I'd consider voting for them.
by skalpel
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90299
Views: 915494

Re: Pavel's eBar

Labour are finished here. May will do everything she can to make this a "Brexit election", so unless there's an immediate leadership coup Labour are going to lose remain votes to the LibDems and leave votes to the Tories. May can expect to hoover up a load of UKIP votes now too, many of wh...
by skalpel
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Do you (or did you) enjoy your job?
Replies: 66
Views: 633

Re: Poll: Do you (or did you) enjoy your job?

I'm self employed and my job is actually an assortment of different stuff that I enjoy doing. It can mean crap loads of work sometimes and no work other times rather than a constant daily medium amount and tbh I prefer it that way. I went for the top option. Genuinely every day for years now I remin...
by skalpel
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books
Replies: 809
Views: 29579

Re: Books

Just read Crow by Ted Hughes for the first time. f***ing hell, talk about relentless despair and hopelessness. Don't think I'll ever read such a savagely miserable book ever again.
by skalpel
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books
Replies: 809
Views: 29579

Re: Books

Onto my fourth book of the year after reading The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, The Humans by Matt Haig and I am Zlatan. Having not read for the best part of 10 years I'm looking to keep the momentum going. Quite enjoy an autobiography so was thinking of one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guy-Mar...
by skalpel
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walking/Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Walking/Wilderness

<laugh> <awe>

Three Peaks (I had no idea Yorkshire had anything like that) and Ben Ledi look awesome.

Anyone ever wild camped, or just slept out in a sleeping bag? I'm tempted to give this a crack for at least one night of my walk <scratch>.
by skalpel
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walking/Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Walking/Wilderness

Anyone else like taking long walks to discover new places in the country? Anyone even done some kind of mad Bear Grylls type trip into the middle of nowhere? Also, I've decided to try a long solo walk at some point this spring/summer, one that takes between two and four days. Anybody got any recomme...
by skalpel
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holidays
Replies: 2323
Views: 63693

Re: Holidays

Duke wrote:Wow <awe>.

I will definitely be using this so <gent> thanks


<gent> It's any excuse for me to talk about Prague. It's like an old friend to me and sometimes I wish I'd never left <cry>.
by skalpel
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holidays
Replies: 2323
Views: 63693

Re: Holidays

I'm going to Prague next Thursday til Sunday. Any suggestions of things worth seeing/places worth going to greatly appreciated. Also where the best beer and food is <gent>. Apart from the s*** that a quick google will tell you: - Best views of the city (there are some amazing views) are up Petrinsk...
by skalpel
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Studying/Revision Music
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: Studying/Revision Music

No worries!

First two are basically ultra chilled droney stuff, the first with strings and the second with an organ. Next three have rhythm. They're all great for creating a good background atmosphere that helps writing essays. Used them a lot <gent>.
by skalpel
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Studying/Revision Music
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: Studying/Revision Music

Leonid Brezhnev wrote:Bumping for recommendations because, well, I'm still a f***ing student.


Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of
Áine O'Dwyer - Music for Church Cleaners
Autechre - Amber
Loscil - Plume
Gas - Pop
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol II
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
by skalpel
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 90299
Views: 915494

Re: Pavel's eBar

Are tech metal and tech death metal essentially the same thing? Or does tech metal do without grunted vocals and blastbeats or something? I've always thought of technical metal as the more progressive stuff which is bands like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQIH45i4fmU Technical death metal ...

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