Author Topic: The YACF Bumper book of Plot Holes  (Read 9419 times)

T42

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Re: The YACF Bumper book of Plot Holes
« Reply #100 on: January 06, 2016, 06:54:01 am »
Mr. S. King's opus Under the Dome: when all the O2 has been exhausted by the combustion of Big Jim's propane (butane?) hoard, a plucky band of suffocating survivors pile into a van and drive off.  But if no O2 is available outside the passenger compartment, how does the engine run?
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Re: The YACF Bumper book of Plot Holes
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2016, 02:48:10 pm »
Peaky Blinders: [...] and the head thug would never have struck a match away from himself.

Forgive my ignorance, but how come?

T42

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Re: The YACF Bumper book of Plot Holes
« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2016, 05:40:21 pm »
^^^ It was held to be the way a woman struck a match, away from her dress, whereas a man had the courage to strike it towards himself.  That was still common in the 60s.
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Re: The YACF Bumper book of Plot Holes
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2016, 01:15:04 pm »
Just finished Chris Brookmyre's "When The Devil Drives".

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Re: The YACF Bumper book of Plot Holes
« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2016, 01:21:16 pm »
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Re: The YACF Bumper book of Plot Holes
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2016, 09:48:05 pm »
Could be Bluetooth?

When I proofread the MS for All Fun And Games Until Someone Loses An Eye (yes, really, check the credits page) I had to explain to Chris how car airbags worked, and he rewrote the scene in question.  You can't be pinned in your seat by an airbag, because they are already deflating when you faceplant into them.
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