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  1. Lemonade

    Last film you watched?

    Doesn't have to be new, just tell us the last film you watched and what you thought of it. Last night I watched "Girl With A Pearl Earring". I knew nothing about the movie, knew nothing about the painting (in fact I didn't even know it was a real painting until it tells you at the end) and I really only bought it because it's got Scarlett Johansen in it. And would you nae? Anyway, despite some of the dialogue being pretty old fashioned and occasionally difficult to follow it was a pretty enjoyable movie. It built up a lot of chemistry between the dowdy but beautiful maid (Johansen) and the great painter (and master of the house) Vermeer (played by Colin Firth) without actually showing anything happen between them apart from the most subtle of things. It's visually stunning, set in the wintertime in Holland in the 1600s, and though the story moves a little slowly it was still one of those movies that you can't take your eyes off. Really enjoyed it. thumbs up
  2. In the vein of "Last Film You Watched" / "Your Current Read" / "What CDs have you been buying recently?" etc. I finished up Marvel: Ultimate Alliance last night (though still need to go back through and get some of the unlocks). I picked it up second hand in HMV for a fiver and it was well worth it, got a good month of casual gaming out of it, though being 5 years old it looks kinda dated. Got a start on Batman Arkham City this morning. Initial impression is that everything seems a bit smoother and quicker than the first game, but the menus etc are more complicated. It's going to take a bit of getting used to. I LOVED the first game... So, what are you playing?
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    Last film you watched?

    Another wrestling documentary recommendation. Andre The Giant. It's available on Sky Atlantic on demand at the moment. Brilliant, and Vince McMahon cries in it.
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    Your current read?

    I'm reading Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (my 50th Stephen King book) and boy did I pick a bad one. What a piece of shit. Almost unreadable.
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    Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

    2010 - TigerfromMars 2011 - jf9tp2wd40 2012 - Scorge 2013 - Bigsby 2014 - Delboy1969 2015 - Bigsby 2016 - Scottyboy 2017 - Scottyboy 2018 - ???? Year 9 of the Aberdeen Music Celebrity Dead Pool is now open for entries! THE RULES: Pick 20 different celebrities who are alive, but who, in your opinion, will no longer be with us by 31st December 2018. Nominate one of them as your "joker". For each celeb demise that you guess correctly, you'll score points, and if your joker sadly passes away, your grief will be alleviated by the fact that you'll score double points. The team with the most points at the end of the year will be deemed the winner. In the event of a dead heat on points, the winner will be selected according to the following criteria, applied in this order: -The most picks -The youngest average age of picks. OTHER RULES: All of your chosen celebs must be: -Human. -At least 18 years old at time of selection. -Not on any form of "Death Row" or scheduled for execution. -Actual real-life people, not characters out of soap operas and the like. -Notable enough to have their own Wikipedia page (if they were part of a band, mentioned on the band's Wikipedia page). It's your responsibility to check this. I'm not looking up 300 people on Wikipedia. -Date of birth and date of death must be verifiable. -Named individuals, not just "Pope Wotsisface" or "the oldest person in the world". All times and dates will relate to local time at place of death Teams to be submitted to me via PM on here, or you can email or Facebook message me if you so desire. CLOSING DATE - JANUARY 21ST. Any teams submitted after the closing date may be considered but may be subject to a penalty. You will start earning points from the day your team is submitted, so best be quick. SCORING: The value of the basic death depends on the person's age: 18-29 years: 12 points 30-49 years: 10 points 50-59 years: 9 points 60-69 years: 8 points 70-79 years: 7 points 80-89 years: 6 points 90-99 years: 5 points 100-109 years: 4 points 110+ years: 3 points On top of this, bonus points are awarded as follows: Unique pick: +3 if you were the only competitor to pick that person. Unlucky 13: +2 for a celeb who dies on the 13th of any month. Unnatural causes: +3 for murder, suicide or accident (but not State executions). Party pooper: +5 for a celeb who dies on their birthday or Xmas Day. Joker: Take the total of all the above and double it. LAST YEAR'S POINTS SCORERS: NAME AGE UNIQUE UNLUCKY 13 UNNAT PARTY Jimmy Snuka 73 Y n n n John Hurt 77 N n n n Joost Van Der Westhuizen 45 Y n n n Chuck Berry 90 N n n n Emma Morano 117 Y n n n Ian Brady 79 N n n n Roger Moore 89 Y n n n Peter Sallis 96 N n n n Adam West 88 N n n n Smith Hart 68 Y n n n Dina Merrill 93 Y n n n Keith Farnham 69 Y n n n Mao Kobayashi 34 Y n n n Glen Campbell 81 N n n n Bruce Forsyth 89 N n n n Jerry Lewis 91 N n n n Bobby "The Brain" Heenan 72 Y n n n Hugh Hefner 91 N n n n Gord Downie 53 N n n n Tony Booth 85 Y n n n Charles Manson 83 N n n n King Michael of Romania 96 N n n n Gulmurod Khalimov 45 Y n y n Abu Muhammad al-Shimali 37 Y n y n AND FINALLY This year's competition will be run concurrently on this forum and in the newly-formed Facebook group. The Facebook group is hidden so no-one is able to see any thing unless they're in the group. You'll have to request to join it. Please feel free to invite anyone else who might want to play (but no knobs).
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  7. Dr Drakes was my home from home. I lived 5 minutes from it and at that time was still young enough that I could stagger home pished at 1am and still be up for work at 8 the next morning without a bother on me. I played there a lot, hung out there a lot, must have seen hundreds of bands there. Losing Dr Drakes was a huge blow for the local music scene imo.
  8. We got offered the opening slot for this, supporting two touring bands I'd never heard of. The promoter gave us tickets to sell but it was a weeknight and they were like a tenner a pop and none of my mates fancied it, I guess it was the same for the other guys. Tbh we didn't really make much effort to sell tickets, assuming that the touring bands, a screamo band and a hardcore band would probably sell loads, and we just hadn't heard of them because we're all too old. Cut to gig day. We turn up for soundcheck. "How many tickets did you sell?" asks the promoter. Me- "Honesty, none. Sorry. We've a few said they might pay at the door. How many are sold altogether?" Promoter - "None." Me - "So we've sold 0 tickets?" Promoter - "That is correct." Cut to a couple hours later and we take to the stage in Moshulu to a crowd consisting of two people from my office, my girlfriend and our drummer's wife. Tell you something, Moshulu looks fucking big when you're playing to four people. We still got paid, somehow. I felt bad taking it.
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    Last film you watched?

    Brad Pitt was in it? And yeah agreed, the mid-credit sequence tied up the whole film AND had the biggest laugh. I agree with everything you've said here. Once the trailers are done, doors locked.
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    Last film you watched?

    Guardians of the Galaxy - Don't get the hype with this one at all. I liked the characters and there were some funny lines but overall I found it really boring and difficult to follow. 2/5 Deadpool 2 - My favourite film since the last Deadpool. Pretty much every line is funny, the action is awesome and it's full of heart. Must-watch. Must stay and watch the scenes during the credits, which a bunch of people in the cinema walked out and missed. 5/5
  11. Portishead, Massive Attack, Ian Holloway.
  12. Is the Tunnels still a thing? Been to many an empty midweek gig there. People talk about the early 2000s music scene as being amazing, which it was, I was there and part of it, but although there were loads more bands and a lot more enthusiasm, the same problems existed then too. I played to half-empty Dr Drakes or Lava plenty of times in 2001/02.
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    Your current read?

    Like I said I've only read a few. I'm going to try and get through a few more this year though. Sourcery was my favourite so far.
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    Your current read?

    I've read a few. My wife is a mega fan and has read them all multiple times. She always recommended reading them chronologically but the thing with Discworld is there are a few different story strands going on, all with their own jumping-off point. See diagram. You can start with any of the orange ones. I started with the Rincewind Novels. The Colour Of Magic can be a tough read, it's dry and full of long descriptive passages that can be hard to read. They do get a lot easier after that one. My wife loves the Witches Novels and thinks they're the best arc, so maybe consider that but she says just read them chronologically for maximum enjoyment.
  15. I use a thing at work called the DMAIC Methodology, which is top-level, grade-A bullshit, but there's a part of it called the Five Whys which is used to find root causes and solutions to problems and could almost apply here. So here's our problem in the left box. >The Music Scene is dead< Why? 1.People aren't going to gigs. Or 2. There aren't enough gigs. Why? 1.1 People don't know about the gigs. 1.2 Bands on the bill aren't good. 1.3 People don't want to go to gigs on Tuesdays. 1.4 People are bored of watching the same bands. Why? 1.1.1 Lazy promotion 1.1.2 Nowhere for them to practice 1.1.2 No-one told Dave he can't play the fucking drums. 1.1.3 Shows are lackluster and TV is a better option. 1.1.3 Love Island is on. 1.1.4 There aren't enough bands. Etc etc etc. All just examples obviously but eventually you're meant to come to your root cause(s) and can thus come up with solutions. Yeah I hate my job too. Out of curiosity, what is lacking at the moment? Is it lack of bands, lack of venues, lack of promoters? Or still just the age old problem of getting punters through the doors?
  16. Guys, guys, hold on. I think you're all forgetting about Sandi fucking Thom.
  17. I don't have much to contribute here, but Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material is essential, Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, The Clash's first album, Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves and the first three Ramones albums.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    I remember cooking square sausage over a campfire down there using a rusty piece of corrugated metal from a fence then having serious, serious diahorrea the next day. Karma for wrecking the fence probably.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    Not sure, but we did the same. We had a campie about halfway between Tiger Hill and the Philorth and we were forever burning the flags, rakes and anything else we could find that would go on the campfire. We dismantled and burned one of their fences once, then next time we went over and they'd flattened our campie with a bulldozer or something. Golf pricks.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    I stopped at 15 as well because I didn't want to pay adult membership. I was always shite but it was a fun thing to go and do with my pals. I don't think there was a dress code at the two courses I played at but I remember an old guy shouting at me once for wearing jeans on the course. Like come on, is your life that shit that you have to go out of your way to come and shout at a 14 year old kid for wearing jeans on your precious golf course? We weren't allowed in the bar but there was a wee games room with a pool table and you'd get a pint of Coke for 50p. Good times. I almost got a hole in one once. Hit the pin. Absolute fluke. I could take that shot 100 times and I'd probably only even get it on the green like 4 or 5 times. Dicks Sports in the Broch (a real shop) used to sell found golf balls for cheap, and would buy them off you too. Most of mine come from there. I was a Maxfli or a Titleist guy.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    That said I did just pay €33 to enter a 10k that's in a park 5 minutes from my house where I go running every weekend anyway.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    If you were losing three golf balls a week it's probably for the best you took up music instead. I also used to play golf as a teenager, it's an expensive hobby. But most things are if you're trying to get serious about them. I've been doing a bit of running over the last year which is refreshingly easy on the wallet, at least to start with. €100 odd on a half decent pair of running shoes and you're good to go.
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    Worst gig you ever played.

    Just... what? It sounds like three different songs playing at once while a bunch of Emo kids pretend they're in a hip hop video.
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    Worst gig you ever played.

    It's what we do.
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    Worst gig you ever played.

    How does a door take £7? Two people paid in and one was £1 short?
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