Red Pill Movie Review — Rogue One


Previously we previewed some of the controversy with this film.

Here we have a tweet from one of the writers of Rogue One

@chrisweitz Ethnically diverse group led by brave women rise up against new threat from authoritarian regime led by old white men? Check.

This gets things off to a bad start.  Clearly white men are evil.  There is no other group that one can get away with saying such.  Are white men any more evil than any other group?  I will leave that to you to decide.

So I went to a matinee such that I could write this review for Spawny’s Space.  The matinee cost less, so there will be less of my money flowing to the filmmakers.

WARNING —-SPOILERS AHEAD

This year’s protagonist looks an awful lot like last year’s protagonist.  In fact she runs around with her mouth open just like last year’s as described here

To the film’s credit, she does not instantly possess superior fighting abilities.  She is skilled in that regard, but comes at it honestly, as she was taught in her youth.  Still, for being so small and without muscle, her skills are rather good.  I suppose that I am happy that they are not outrageously good; be thankful for small favors.

She is also continually sassy and full of moxie.  In times of stress in movies this attribute  might be OK, but a continual dose of it makes it so the character is unlikable.  She has lots of attitude; more than anybody in the movie, and it is continually showing.

Of course, she is good looking.  I wonder what would happen if ever a not-so-good looking actress was cast in such a role.  Perhaps the fellas would like her less.  Attitude is more forgivable when a woman is easy on the eyes.

Now, onto the movie.  As an action flick, it is not so bad.  It is way better than the Force Awakens.  Of course there are the plot holes and silly plot devices that one expects from action movies.  Fortunately the plot wasn’t about destroying a Death Star , rather it was about stealing the plans to a Death Star — Big Difference. At least it was enough of a difference that it seemed fresh.

One big plot hole was especially bothersome.  The Head Weapon Designer fella intentionally built in a weakness such that the Death Star could be destroyed.  He smuggled out a video of him telling about it in general and where the detailed plans could be found.  Of course, gathering up these plans would require a desperate raid on an Empire Base.  If he knew about the weakness that he designed in, why did he not just give the details to the weakness with his original video.  There was no need to obtain the detailed plans.  Furthermore, in Episode IV, it is announced that after analyzing the plans, they have discovered a weakness.  From this movie, they already knew that it was there, they just needed details.  Enough INTJ logic.

The good guys are a diverse bunch.  There are lots of different accents, making it somewhat difficult to understand what was being said.  There was also the use of shaky-cam, though fortunately it was milder than many other movies.   As for the two main bad guys (other than Darth Vader), they were Englishmen (actually one was Aussie).  They were Grand Moff Tarkin and the fellow in charge of building the Death Star.  Both are ambitious back-stabbing evil white men.  Yes, you read that right, Tarkin is a primary character in this flick.  Obviously he was CGI, as Peter Cushing has been dead for quite some time.  Perhaps in a way it is fitting that he was raised from the dead, as he was a star in all of those Hammer Studio horror films that I loved as a kid.  The third villain, Darth Vader, is not an Englishman, but he is a white man.

As for a recommendation, if you want a CGI based heavy-action movie, then this should be suitable.  The plot line is at least somewhat original by recent Star Wars standards, it doesn’t have Jar-Jar, dopey teen-angsty Anakin or Darth Emo; which is all good.  If you can get a free viewing, go for it.

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135 comments on “Red Pill Movie Review — Rogue One
  1. Yoda says:

    Make a movie with Chewie and myself about our adventures they should
    A movie full of Yodish, groans and grunts great it would be

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Lots of anguished screaming there would be.
    Previous suggestion of subtitles a good idea it would be.

    I saw another review on Captain Capitalism confirming that it is not as feminist as other films and more enjoyable.
    http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/2016/12/review-of-rogue-one.html
    However, the film was compromised for the sake of female superiority.

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  3. Yoda says:

    Much diversity Chewbacca and I have

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yoda says:

    Spoiler – Everybody dies at the end

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  5. Cill says:

    Make a movie without the moving pictures invented by evil white men they should.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A CGI Peter Cushing? Wasn’t he always playing Van Helsing to Christopher Lee’s Dracula?

    Isn’t James Earl Jones the voice of Darth Vader? A little diversity there.

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I hope that they don’t do too much of this.

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  8. Yoda says:

    Tarn bait this post would be

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  9. Yoda says:

    Wonder if a CGI Hillary likable it could be I do

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  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I don”t think that you could make a CGI Hillary likable. I just can’t imagine Hillary being likable and I would be very suspicious if she offered me cookies.

    Good Tarn bait this post is. I miss Tarn. Unique her viewpoint is.

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  11. Yoda says:

    Many scenes in the trailer appeared in the movie not.
    Seemingly made the chick less of a leader in the reshoot they did

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    You are right. Cute chicks with attitude are much more tolerable than ugly ones. I had heard from another source that the movie was reshot. (I got the feeling that it was in response to the failure of the new Ghostbusters. A concession to male sensibilities?

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  13. Farm Boy says:

    A concession to male sensibilities?

    I think that you might be right on that. Seemingly toning her down made her a more sympathetic character

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  14. SFC Ton says:

    Like I said, scify nerds are massively cuck’ed

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/rogue-one-star-wars-box-office-2-1201944938/

    It’s is becoming increasingly diffcult to retain any respect for such men

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  15. Yoda says:

    To be honest, not that many syfy types there are.
    Many non-syfy types watched they did

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  16. SFC Ton says:

    If you say so…..

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Always happy Nigel is.

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  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I hadn’t known that Disney had paid four billion for Lucasfilm. They are going to have to make a lot of successful Star Wars based movies to justify that expense.

    I do have a problem with the word “cuck” used as a pejoritive. How can someone be held to shame and ridicule because of what someone else did?

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  19. Spawny Get says:

    “They were Grand Moff Tarkin and the fellow in charge of building the Death Star. Both are ambitious back-stabbing evil white men. Yes, you read that right, Tarkin is a primary character in this flick. Obviously he was CGI, as Peter Cushing has been dead for quite some time.”

    Hmm, so he died…but came back stronger than one could have ever imagined?

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  20. happyhousewifey says:

    1. Some seriously badass men I know are also scifi nerds. Don’t hate on nerds, they’re some of the best people.

    2. I resent the agenda behind movies like this, but I think it is ridiculous to want realism from movies. You get plenty of that IRL, movies should be crazy and fun and full of fantasy IMO.
    3. New house is soooo nice oh my oh my oh my I’m so happy LOL

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  21. Spawny Get says:

    interesting and relevant to today too

    FJ • 4 hours ago
    John Swinton speaking at a Press dinner in 1880. As true then as it is today.

    “There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

    There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.

    The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

    We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

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  22. Spawny Get says:

    A real tearjerker

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  23. Spawny Get says:

    Oh noes

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  24. Spawny Get says:

    So how are the maneuvres preceding even starting the frigging BREXIT going, you ,ight have thought about asking?

    European demands for a £50 billion divorce settlement are part of a plot by anti-British hardliners in the European Commission to “blow up” the forthcoming Brexit negotiations before they even get started, British officials have told The Telegraph.

    Senior officials in three separate Whitehall departments said they now feared that the “absurd” figures being bandied around at this week’s European Council summit in Brussels were part of a plan to back Britain into an impossible corner on the politically combustible issue of EU budgets payments.

    “If the European Commission persists with these ridiculous numbers when the talks begin, then there is a real risk that our side just says ‘forget it, we’ll see you in court’ and the entire process blows up at the outset,” said a senior UK official with detailed knowledge of the British negotiating plans.

    My boldy.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/18/revealed-monster-eu-hardliner-trying-blow-brexit-poisoning-negotiations/

    Suits me, I’d rather be out this afternoon and use WTO rules till the EU starts talking like an adult.

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  25. Spawny Get says:

    And how does it work when you’re lucky enough to have a (alleged) leader with a gyna? Can they put aside their feelz and act in the national interest?*

    Exclusive: Ministers using middle men and mobile phones to circumvent Theresa May ‘ban’ on making contact with Nigel Farage

    Ministers are using middle men and mobile phones to circumvent an alleged ban by Theresa May on contacting Nigel Farage to try build relations with US president-elect Donald Trump.

    The news came after Mr Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party claimed Cabinet ministers had been banned from talking to him by the Prime Minister.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/18/exclusive-ministers-using-middle-men-mobile-phones-circumvent/

    *admittedly a lot of tories put party ahead of country, but this is an extreme example in the public eye

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  26. SFC Ton says:

    Even man who went to see that movie volunteered to be cuck’ed and paid for the privilege

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  27. SFC Ton says:

    The English need to understand the EU needs y’all more than y’all need the EU.

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  28. Spawny Get says:

    I’m intending to watch Ghostbusters 2016 when it comes on telly, I may seek out the extended version to maximise suffering potential. I can’t wait to see who bloodyfuckingawful the remake is. I will then be entitled to say from personal knowledge how bad it is when a remake is handed over by a obsessed femeroid to an absolute embarrassment of a sackless cuck and a team of unfunny comediennes (I repeat myself).

    I certainly won’t be handing over money to watch Rogue 1 but I’ll probably watch it. My immunity to moxy in yugogurlz is pretty high.

    Cheers to FarmYodaBoy for taking one for the team so that we can have a discussion based on a reliable review.

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  29. SFC Ton says:

    Denying them money is key

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  30. Spawny Get says:

    In a controversial move, Marmite is changing its marketing to be more truthful
    #MollyBait

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  31. Spawny Get says:

    Remember the shit when the Turkeys shot down a Russian plane?

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  32. Yoda says:

    Watch this you should
    Not necessarily what you think it is it is

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  33. Linny says:

    I like movies with male heroes. As a heterosexual female how can I have a decent fantasy if the hero is a woman?

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  34. Linny says:

    Spawny, does the UK have *a vote of no confidence* like we do in Canada? If so does that account for staying with the party line?

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  35. Spawny Get says:

    Linny, yes we do. Losing one is usually the end of a government and results in a General Election. Right now the opposition Labour Party knows it faces annihilation in any GE, so they’re somewhat compliant with the purely (at this point) theoretical BREXIT process. So while Saggy May has problems in her party, she hasn’t got a coherent opposition to face. Nervous times in the UK, we have no confidence in the political class

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  36. Spawny Get says:

    I spose there’s humour in it, not sure that it’s funny though

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  37. @hhw oooohhhh! Tell us about the new house! What are your favorite things about it? 🙂

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  38. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    HHW,
    It’s good that you are happy with the new house. Congratulations!

    Linny,
    You bring home a good point. I wonder why feminists have neglected the obvious?

    Spawny,
    Molly bait is a great idea!

    I like science fiction. It does give the writer a maximum of latitude.

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  39. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This would not be the first time that Turks and Russians have gotten into it. It has be ongoing since the time of Peter the Great.

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  40. Spawny Get says:

    Nice style attack on German Christmas market, at least 9 dead, at least 50 injured
    http://m.bild.de/regional/berlin/weihnachtsmarkt/lkw-rast-in-menschenmenge-49397292.bildMobile.html

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  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    These guys have been quiet for while. I guess that I that I was getting used to it.
    How hard can it be to charter a plane and fill it up with migrants who have stepped over the line? At a guess, less than it costs to house and feed them for a week.

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  42. RichardP says:

    Ton – the Star Wars movies have always been about fantasy, from the very beginning. Fantasy characters, animals, and machines. Why does one more fantasy (female leader) amongst the plethora of other fantasies make the movie any more unwatchable? The entire franchise requires a suspension of belief before one can get into the storyline. Within the context of that suspension of belief, female leaders such as this one are “possible” – as “possible” as all the other unreal stuff that supports the storyline.

    Linny – are there no other males performing in the movie in a way that could be considered heroic? Or are you stating that the only “real” hero is one who is the focus of everyone’s attention?

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  43. Spawny Get says:

    From what I hear (somewhere) she isn’t the true leader on the mission anyway. Some guy turns up with the main force…?

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  44. SFC Ton says:

    I don’t do fiction very well but the space alien and want not stuff seems extra juvenile

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  45. SFC Ton says:

    It’s doubtful Putin will go to war with Turkey. Esp with the USA getting a new POTUS

    Not Trump in particular but the new deal is a large series of extra question marks to take into account

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  46. Linny says:

    Richard P, I have not seen the movie. The last movie I went out to see was Titanic. And I thought I should have had a refund.

    But usually the lead hero is a guy and yes I guess I focus more on that guy than the others.

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  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Linny,
    I can see why you wanted your money back. The writers killed Jack. No “Happily Ever After”.

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  48. Spawny Get says:

    Meh. The actual future is going to be a mix of
    Elysium
    Soylant Green
    1984
    Brave New World
    Africa (you know…the continent)

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  49. Yoda says:

    Trump now has enough votes cast he does

    Liked by 4 people

  50. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That is good news. The Electoral College was not compromised.

    Liked by 1 person

  51. Spawny Get says:

    It was slightly, Fuzz. illary lost more electoral votes than anyone in over 100 years, I hear.

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  52. This is a pretty good summary of the unbelievable bad behavior this past election. Never in my life have I seen such domestic political turmoil, outright mutiny almost.

    I do hope those who threatened electors are charged and those cases go to trial. Unacceptable.

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  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I am just glad that it is over.

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  54. Trump on the Berlin attack:

    “Our hearts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims of today’s horrifying terror attack in Berlin. Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad. These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/19/one-dead-lorry-plows-berlin-christmas-market/

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  55. (Virtual pots and pans fly at walls…)

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It may be grim to look at it this way, but they aren’t using bombs or small arms. They have been reduced to using unconventional means.

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  57. @ Fuzzie, exactly. Almost anything can potentially be a weapon. It isn’t the object that’s the problem (gun, bomb, truck, etc) but the MINDSET of the person. Others w/o that mindset being able to respond to such a person, if needed, saves lives. Keeping people with such a mindset out of circulation and society, focusing efforts there, prevents needless and pointless random violence. Civilized people don’t act like that. Barbarians do.

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  58. I mean how exactly does killing totally random people just going about their lives make anything “even” or “right” or “better?” Insanity.

    Preventing in advance or lacking that targeted removal of people like that from circulation, good policy.

    They are welcome to their worldview, but not among people who do not share it. There are lots of countries who think like that they can go to.

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  59. Naturally, quality of life in such areas is not as desirable but… brutality is like that.

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  60. I do have to say the fact that HILLARY actually LOST electoral votes does restore my faith in the system! :/

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    How do we identify them? The bad ones will not be open with their intentions.

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  62. What is that, the FOURTH time she’s been declared the NOT winner (aka loser)?!?!?

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  63. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I don’ think it is so much Hillary per se as tht she was the candidate of feminists. They don’t like being told “No”.

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  64. @ Fuzzie, there are ways to identify them. Which folks they are talking to online and off s probably a good place to start…

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  65. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    I have a problem with that. People do have a right to privacy and free association. Stuff like this could haunt what we discuss on these blogs.

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  66. True fuzzie. I agree. I am just frustrated, I guess…

    I just can’t understand the mentality of random violence accomplishing anything.

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  67. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I wish that I had the answer to combatting it.

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  68. Cill says:

    Spawny I luv you me old empire state, but with this one you really did push the button.

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  69. Cill says:

    (You also pressed the issue, as per usual)

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  70. Cill says:

    Wots more you forced it

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  71. Cill says:

    Shame

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  72. Cill says:

    Flow of consciousness:

    Shit I’m pissed

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  73. Cill says:

    For you of the northern ‘arf of these two hemispheres, the southern ‘arf considers “pissed” to mean not angry so much as three sheets to the wind

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  74. Spawny Get says:

    The image in question

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  75. Cill says:

    Hole in one, me old mate.

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  76. Spawny Get says:

    Not this one (that I emailed Molly the link to)

    I guess that this is the UK, weapons grade, Marmite

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  77. Cill says:

    Anal humour here.

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  78. Cill says:

    (note my blue piercing eye)

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  79. happyhousewifey says:

    “I don’t do fiction very well but the space alien and want not stuff seems extra juvenile”

    It allows for many more plots and symbolism, great way to make points. Nothing to do with being juvenile, just to expand the playing field of thought.

    New house is so much bigger, we were really cramped before (much more so by American standards!), and now there’s room for a gym and a study and laundryroom and we have a lovely big tub and a kind of indoor greenhouse (IDK te word) and the neighborhood is great (we used to live in a terrible one). And there’s a lovely garden and yayyy!!!
    Like being on holiday, only for a really long time. Kids were out of their minds happy, too. Husband overworked and tired, but only 3 more days AND he can spend lunchtime at home now!

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  80. Spawny Get says:

    This being a quality site I didn’t copy over the bukkake version
    (this one

    )

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  81. Spawny Get says:

    HHW, sounds like a large lifestyle upgrade, bien joue

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  82. Cill says:

    Is it not interesting that here we are mate, as far separated from each other geographically as it is possible to be on this benighted planet, yet having more humor in common than do all the plebeians twixt us have with each other?

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  83. happyhousewifey says:

    We even upgraded the Christmastree, we have a HUGE one now!

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  84. SFC Ton says:

    Hajjis are going hajji and their actions get a lot of concessions out of the West. In practical terms it works for them as a group if not much for the indivual

    But it also scores them points in the next life. moslems have an angle on each shoulder, one recording all their sins, one recording all the stuff they do correctly ( which explains in part why every facet of their life is dictated by the koran and hadith) and all hajjis go to hell for some period of time, unless they die in jhaid. Shit like what just went down in Germany helps take them off the naughty list/ reduces their time in hajji hell

    Also they are inbreed little fucks and prone to all sorts of nasty mental disorders and most of the males are victims of sex abuse

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  85. Cill says:

    “and the neighborhood is great (we used to live in a terrible one)”

    This is greater than the combination of all the other positives you mentioned there, happyhousewifey. Good for you, and your husband.

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  86. happyhousewifey says:

    We only truly realised the stress of constantly keeping our heads down and staying vigilant to keep safe on our first night here. Takes a toll on you.

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  87. Spawny Get says:

    “yet having more humor in common than do all the plebeians twixt us have with each other?”

    Some day they’ll find a cure. Some day.

    I bumped into Kiwis and Aussies in Thailand, The Philippines, Burma etc. Always found them very easy to get along with. (Somewhat off topic, I’ve just found out that I have rellies near Auckland)

    We’ve had the Aussie trade negotiator on TV here (he’s something like that, or was). The meedja all wanted tales of woe and decades long negotiations etc. The guy just talked flat sense. We need more of that. We seem to have lost that ability in the political class. They just witter on with their drivel and are impossible to get to accept the blame when their delusions meet the real world and have grave consequences.

    Our ‘aid’ budget (which must be spent by law) is £12Bn, apparently they can’t give it away fast enough. Very little to no checking done. Gave money to some African version of The Spice Girls ffs. The politicians are completely out of control. Especially the merkin, saying that it’d be extra upsetting if the Christmas Market driver was a migrant (he was)..

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  88. Spawny Get says:

    Just watching this…’a negative review’

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  89. Cill says:

    “Some day they’ll find a cure. Some day.”

    Indeed they will (given the inventiveness of our respective nationalities). Goodnight mate.

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  90. Yoda says:

    Fortunately the plot wasn’t about destroying a Death Star , rather it was about stealing the plans to a Death Star — Big Difference. At least it was enough of a difference that it seemed fresh.

    Easily pleased you are

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  91. Spawny Get says:

    What’s the recipe today? You might well ask. Well, it’s nicked from here
    The GP Advent Calendar of Cuisine — Roast Cormorant by Tachybaptus

    Having shot your cormorant, hold it well away from you as you carry it home; these birds are exceedingly verminous and the lice are said to be not entirely host-specific. Hang up by the feet with a piece of wire, soak in petrol and set on fire. This treatment both removes most of the feathers and kills the lice.

    When the smoke has cleared away, take the cormorant down and cut off the beak. Send this to the local Conservancy Board who, if you are in the right area, will give you 3/6d or sometimes 5/- for it. Bury the carcase, preferably in a light sandy soil, and leave it there for a fortnight. This is said to improve the flavour by removing, in part at least, the taste of rotting fish.

    Dig up and skin and draw the bird. Place in a strong salt and water solution and soak for 48 hours. Remove, dry, stuff with whole, unpeeled onions: the onion skins are supposed to bleach the meat to a small extent, so that it is very dark brown instead of being entirely black.

    Simmer gently in seawater, to which two tablespoons of chloride of lime have been added, for six hours. This has a further tenderising effect. Take out of the water and allow to dry, meanwhile mixing up a stiff paste of methylated spirit and curry powder. Spread this mixture liberally over the breast of the bird.

    Finally roast in a very hot oven for three hours. The result is unbelievable. Throw it away. Not even a starving vulture would eat it.

    From W.M.W. Fowler, _Countryman’s Cooking_, 1965

    —–

    Apologies for the Anglo-Kiwi sense of humour (alleged)

    Translation aid for the young and foreign

    3/6d = 3 shillings and sixpence or more correctly said as “three and six” / “three and sixpence”
    5/- = 5 shillings

    20 shillings to the old pound, so a shilling is 5p in new money.
    Obviously, goes without saying really, 12d / 12 pennies to a shilling. Thus 6d is half a shilling

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  92. SFC Ton says:

    Cultural enrichment coming to a high school near you

    http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/224592723-story

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  93. Spawny Get says:

    My favourite reviewers (really)

    They did great on Ghostbusters (the tragic version)

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  94. Linny says:

    Darn it Spawny, you left it to late for me to be able to do all those step in time to serve it for Christmas dinner. Guess I’ll be eating turkey too.

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  95. Spawny Get says:

    Sorry Linny
    I’ve let you down, I’ve let myself down, I’ve let us all down…by being too late with the recipe
    😦

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  96. Well I expect they will be in for a mighty big surprise when they get to the other side and see what’s really waiting, instead. Eternal damnation.

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  97. Yoda says:

    What a tuppence it is?

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  98. SFC Ton says:

    Well I expect they will be in for a mighty big surprise when they get to the other side and see what’s really waiting

    —————
    No dog in that fight
    My job was to arrange the trip, not plan the welcoming committee

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  99. Spawny Get says:

    (spelling them for pronunciation purposes, it’s not said as three penny for example)

    penny 1d 1 penny
    tuppeny 2d 2
    threpenny 3d 3

    Then you have tanner, crown, half crown, guinea (21 shillings = pound + 1 shilling)

    Decimalisation came just in time to save me, though I remember hearing the words used as a kiddy.

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  100. Spawny Get says:

    Ton, I do like my humour dark. Cheers

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  101. SFC Ton says:

    Who was joking?

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  102. Linny says:

    Spawny
    That’s okay. I’ll just serve it for Valentine’s day. Although I’m not sure we have that bird in my neighbourhood.

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  103. Linny says:

    We only have one muslim in our town. They work at the chicken processing plant and their job is to bless the chickens before the kill or something. Anyway they don’t stay long.I think they consider it a job that lessens their time, you know, sort of like time served.

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  104. Spawny Get says:

    Linny, they nick goldfish from domestic ponds in this country. I’ll post you one, I doubt the four weeks in a ship will affect the flavour much, unfortunately.

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  105. Spawny Get says:

    Ton, I am the self-appointed adjudicator of humour. Cill is the back-up. It’s a Commonwealth thing.

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  106. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    We can thank Thomas Jefferson for decimalizing American money. However, at the time, most merchants were used to dealing in at least five currencies, adding more than enough confusion. America started off very cash poor.

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  107. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that Japanese have a better use for cormorants. They put them on leashes and use them to fish. Their necks are bound, so they can’t swallow. I hope, that at the end, they take off the neck binding and allow the bird to eat.

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  108. Cill says:

    Especially the merkin, saying that it’d be extra upsetting if the Christmas Market driver was a migrant (he was).. (Spawny)

    It isn’t the object that’s the problem (gun, bomb, truck, etc) but the MINDSET of the person (Bloom)

    It’s obvious that Islam is a backward mindset, and no amount of political correctness or multi-culturalism can alter that fact. I’m not religious, but I have read the Quran and the Bible cover to cover and they are as different as the devil and the deep blue sea. To compare them at all is an absurdity. Anybody in doubt of this should read them both.

    The gulf between us and them is even wider on the ground than it is in the word. That has been my experience of living and working in some of those countries.

    There is no middle ground. The diversity-mongers of the West should be held to account for the lives they have sacrificed to their lethal ideology. “Leaders” such as Merkel invite the mass murderers and insist they be free to move among civilians and kill them at will. She should be charged as an accessory to mass murder.

    Man I would love to be able to bang their heads together and say Look, it’s going to keep on happening. How many more thousands of lives will it take for the Western World to wake the fuck up?

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  109. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Dave Cullen is correct in his review of the film. White men are the last racial group to where it is socially acceptable to heap slurs on.

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  110. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The best that we can do for now is to first stop allowing immigration and, second, for those that are here, have no tolerance. If they lie on a form, or step out of line, send them back to where they said they came from.

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  111. SFC Ton says:

    It’s an old line Spawny and throughly unoriginal

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  112. Spawny Get says:

    Flying Hippo 14 minutes ago
    I’ll never forget my grandad’s final words, “stop shaking the ladder you cunt.”

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  113. Spawny Get says:

    Ton, it’s a good line. I like it. And because i laughed as I read it, I declare it humour. Dark humour, the best kind. Maybe it’s the BREXIT / Trump Anglo fuck you death attitude?

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  114. Spawny Get says:

    Same kind of thing as the Hippo joke above

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  115. Spawny Get says:

    Maybe not as dark as this

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  116. Yoda says:

    ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man accused of killing a UPS driver from Candor said in court Monday afternoon that not only did he believe he shot and killed Donald Trump, but that no evidence could be presented to him to suggest otherwise.

    Justin R. Barkley, 38, said during his arraignment and subsequent attempt to plead guilty, “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly.”

    http://ithacavoice.com/2016/12/man-accused-ithaca-homicide-shot-killed-donald-trump-purposely-intentionally-proudly/

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  117. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Why do I get the feeling that his appointed lawyer will plead insanity?

    Spawny Get,
    More suspects.

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  118. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

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  119. It’s so true, Cill. The thing I worry about is how many are already immigrated…. how so many countries in Europe are likely to be overrun or will have to run them out because of these bleeding heart choices. But did they think about that while standing at the borders with open arms? No.

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  120. Yoda says:


    About a third of the way through Rogue One, I came to my first conclusion about the movie, and I suspect I’m not alone: I don’t care about these characters. Particularly the film’s two leads, Felicity Jones in the role of Mary Sue, err, Marion Ravenwood err, Rey err, Jyn Erso and Diego Luna in the role of Han Solo, uh, Cassian Andor. The original (1977) Star Wars, cast largely with unknowns, at least was a film about that all-American archetype, the callow young farm boy going nowhere in life who’s accidentally thrust into an amazing adventure.

    ….

    In the expanded universe, we are meant to see this as an obvious injustice. Speciesism is a trope for racism. The Empire practices segregation. That’s one of the reasons we are supposed to root against it. (The Empire would never have hired Yoda.) The Rebellion is integrated, humans and other species working together to throw off the oppression. That’s why we’re supposed to root for it.

    But in “Rogue One,” the two sides are, on this point, indistinguishable. We see nonhumans among the good guys, but we never really get to meet them. You don’t have to be a sci-fi fan to see why the omission matters. There’s a symbolism at work here.

    https://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2016/12/20/star-wars-rogue-one-review/

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  121. OKRickety says:

    Returning to the currency discussion, I wondered about the value of a Trump Pence when I saw the campaign signs for the recent election. 🙂

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