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Jaded

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #450 on: December 24, 2016, 07:05:09 pm »
60year-old has heart attack. Now stable.

Stable doesn't necessarily mean going to be ok.

It is 2016 after all   :o
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #451 on: December 24, 2016, 07:30:46 pm »
60year-old has heart attack. Now stable.

Stable doesn't necessarily mean going to be ok.

It is 2016 after all   :o
That one does sound a little callous, looking back. Obv I wish her well.

I suppose it was more a whinge about celeb culture - "60yo quite ill but stable" would get a lot less coverage than the enormous bandwidth that this incident has generated. I'm sure it's pretty massive f**king news within her family and friends  :-\
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Jaded

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #452 on: December 24, 2016, 09:02:39 pm »
TBH when I saw it it i thought this was another for 2016. So I do hope she is stable and she does pull through. 60 is no age.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #453 on: December 27, 2016, 07:02:58 pm »
Looks like it can be described as news now.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #454 on: December 27, 2016, 07:16:47 pm »
In other news 151,599 other people died today.

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #455 on: December 28, 2016, 10:58:17 am »
Were any of them space princesses?
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #456 on: December 28, 2016, 11:04:29 am »
Were any of them space princesses?
That was a long time ago ...
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #457 on: December 31, 2016, 08:01:47 pm »
BONG ...


Australia - a country many times zones ahead of us - start celebrating the New Year before Europe does.


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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #459 on: January 05, 2017, 04:48:01 pm »

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #460 on: January 05, 2017, 04:50:38 pm »
Today, live on the BBC: coverage of an auction ::-)

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #461 on: January 05, 2017, 05:02:18 pm »
Man shot dead by police died of gunshot wounds.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #462 on: February 27, 2017, 03:39:05 pm »
BONG!

Mix-up at annual self-congratulation event.

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #463 on: March 01, 2017, 03:59:33 pm »
BONG!
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #464 on: March 01, 2017, 04:09:22 pm »
Our local arthouse cinema has a pretty reasonable "plain water only" rule.  It's lovely, as the floor isn't sticky and it doesn't stink of popcorn.  They also focus the projector properly and run the amplifiers at 10, so it doesn't distort during the explosions and car chases.

As for theatres, isn't eating/drinking (and the traditional queueueueueueueueing for the loo) what intervals are for?
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #465 on: March 01, 2017, 04:23:50 pm »
I'd like to introduce hungry weasels to the eyeballs of the person who thought that nachos and crisps were a good idea to eat at the cinema. Hence the constant crunching through every quiet bit of the movie. IT'S WHY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MOVIES ARE SO LOUD. And the delightful squelch of sitting in a congealed puddle of salsa and cheese food substitute. Crunching through a flurry of popcorn was bad enough.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #466 on: March 01, 2017, 04:35:05 pm »
It would be fine if people ate through the really noisy bits but they don't. They sit there bug-eyed through the crash bangs then rustle and crunch in the bits when you are supposed to use your branes.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #467 on: March 01, 2017, 04:36:22 pm »
I just don't go to the Cinema any more. 

Fully grown Adults grazing on fast-food, the distracting glow from mobile phones, the constant, "Why did they do that?", "Who's he?", from confused Girlfriends.

I can wait until the Bluray is £10 and watch it on my TV (which doesn't seem any worse quality than the cinema).

The only time I approve of eating during a film is at Raleighwood (Raleigh, North Carolina) where the cinema is also a Diner.  I watched "Pulp Fiction" there 3 times.  It was a perfect way to watch Travolta and Thurman, in Jack Rabbit Slims, whilst being served a tasty Burger in Raleighwood.  100% Americana experience.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #468 on: March 01, 2017, 05:07:59 pm »
I just don't go to the Cinema any more.

And mostly this.  Have you seen how hard it is to find showings of English-language films with subtitles?  Well, a lot easier than it used to be, thanks to http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/ but you'll soon find that the only showing is while you're at work or in some horrible retail park on the other side of town, and there's still about a 50% failure rate for the subtitles actually appearing when you get there.

Watching at home where you control the sound, the subtitles, have a pause button for nipping to the loo, and can watch on a smaller screen at close range, thereby avoiding the need for glasses, is usually the winning proposition.  It's only usually worth going to the cinema if there's something above and beyond the film itself (eg. a Q&A with the film makers) or you're desperate to avoid soilers.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #469 on: March 01, 2017, 05:14:47 pm »
or you're desperate to avoid soilers.

I am
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #470 on: March 01, 2017, 09:10:13 pm »
I only the Imax where it's a bit of a spectacle and most people have paid enough to focus their attention on the screen rather than checking FB every 10 ms or feeling an urgent need to phone a friend. On the few occasions I get dragged the multiplex it's always been a bit grim, like watching a big telly in a dirty living room. I'd rather wait for it come out on disk or streaming, for a start my living room has better beer (seriously, Amstel or Heineken, you spoil me!).

Outdoor cinema can be fun, but only if the weather is clement. I went to one of those secret cinema things once which was OK, but everyone seemed to be trying a bit too hard. I will enjoy this. It is the best thing ever.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #471 on: March 01, 2017, 09:43:26 pm »
or you're desperate to avoid soilers.

I am

Oops.  'soilers' is an alt.babylon5.uk-ism for spoilers, though both can ruin your film-watching experience...
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #472 on: March 01, 2017, 11:03:37 pm »
or you're desperate to avoid soilers.

I am

Oops.  'soilers' is an alt.babylon5.uk-ism for spoilers, though both can ruin your film-watching experience...


But should only be used in reference to episodes set in "Downbelow"....
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #473 on: March 01, 2017, 11:14:27 pm »
or you're desperate to avoid soilers.

I am

Oops.  'soilers' is an alt.babylon5.uk-ism for spoilers, though both can ruin your film-watching experience...


But should only be used in reference to episodes set in "Downbelow"....

Particularly Brown Sector.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #474 on: March 02, 2017, 10:46:23 am »
Babylon 5's a big pile of shit!
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