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by Pappa
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Stage & Screen
Topic: Movies that Were OK, but Are Politically Incorrect Today
Replies: 65
Views: 6721

Re: Movies that Were OK, but Are Politically Incorrect Today

Rum wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Except it was a mixture of spoof, parody, taboo breaking and deliberately border line offensive, not to mention slapstick so not sure if that counts!
Fair point.
by Pappa
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Stage & Screen
Topic: Movies that Were OK, but Are Politically Incorrect Today
Replies: 65
Views: 6721

Re: Movies that Were OK, but Are Politically Incorrect Today

Wow, 4 pages and nobody's mentioned Blazing Saddles yet.
by Pappa
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Serious Discussion & Philosophy
Topic: Why Isn't Communism Viewed As Negatively as Nazism?
Replies: 242
Views: 9860

Re: Why Isn't Communism Viewed As Negatively as Nazism?

Arguably the ideology of communism - its ultimate goal is a kind of social justice. It conceptualises a future society where production is for use, not profit, and there is free access to all that’s produced. Work would be entered into voluntarily and the resources of the world would be freely avai...
by Pappa
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: 'Populism'.
Replies: 28
Views: 1171

Re: 'Populism'.

I heard the same show and thought the people complaining were being pretty dumb. The definition of populism for me is the same as yours. I think it's also fair to describe some policies from mainstream parties as populist policies. The word populist can have negative connotations, but only because "...
by Pappa
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Stage & Screen
Topic: Movies of the good kind we have looked upon.
Replies: 1125
Views: 207725

Re: Movies of the good kind we have looked upon.

Black Panther was pretty awesome.
by Pappa
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Windows Market Share
Replies: 32
Views: 1837

Re: Windows Market Share

But it is true. Linux sucks for the end user. It is just not as well polished as Windows. I have tried multiple times to use some Linux desktop and always stumbled over something that just didn't work. It also doesn't look as polished as Windows. And then there are so many different variants. Try t...
by Pappa
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Serious Discussion & Philosophy
Topic: Vogons?
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Vogons?

What do they taste like?
by Pappa
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: Pogromatic Stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Re: Pogromatic Stuff

Anyone ever read The Bickford Fuse, by Andrei Kurkov? It's tough going at times, and weird, but good. I think.

My favourite Kurkov book is probably Death and The Penguin, or maybe The Case of the General's Thumb.
by Pappa
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: Pogromatic Stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Re: Pogromatic Stuff

Svartalf wrote:@ OP : You know that Ivan Denissovitch is not fiction but a heavily edited autobiographical piece, right?
I knew it was based on personal experience, but other than that, no.
by Pappa
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: Pogromatic Stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Re: Pogromatic Stuff

laklak wrote:You want bleak try Cancer Ward.

I tried "We", but it was too turgid and slow. Needed more tits.
I read the first few chapters of Cancer Ward a couple of years ago, but didn't finish it. Mobile phones have destroyed my attention span, but I should finish it. It seemed like an excellent novel.
by Pappa
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: Pogromatic Stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Pogromatic Stuff

Sorry, this was meant to be a parody, but the title got me thinking about One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich . It's one of my favourite books, though I haven't read it for years. I've always liked Russian fiction, but embarrassingly still haven't got round to reading Crime and Punishment, though...
by Pappa
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)
Replies: 838
Views: 128891

Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

I just finished reading Ready Player One. It's not particularly well written, but it is a great story. It's like Black Mirror meets D&D in the 80s. Not well written in a Dan Brown or Fifty Shades of Gray or just not as bad as that? Want to pick it up as I'm in the mood for something light. Not as b...
by Pappa
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)
Replies: 838
Views: 128891

Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

I just finished reading Ready Player One. It's not particularly well written, but it is a great story. It's like Black Mirror meets D&D in the 80s.
by Pappa
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Stage & Screen
Topic: Ready Player One - Will it be good or shit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: Ready Player One - Will it be good or shit?

I read the book this week. It's not great literature, but it's an excellent story that could transfer well to film. I hope they do it justice.
by Pappa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: What's your spirit animal?
Replies: 58
Views: 4345

Re: What's your spirit animal?

laklak wrote:Can you housetrain a capybara? I want one.
Yes and no. People do keep them as pets, but they can be a handful.