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« Reply #300 on: February 12, 2020, 10:59:22 PM »
I guess you're joking (?) but it's a ref to "Old habits die hard", no?

Which is itself a pun on “old habits try hard”, which is what mouthy student monks say.

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« Reply #301 on: February 12, 2020, 11:05:59 PM »
Piffle!  It's actually a reference to Nuns on the Run 2:  Dying Hard in Old Habits.

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« Reply #302 on: February 12, 2020, 11:37:39 PM »
I guess you're joking (?) but it's a ref to "Old habits die hard", no?
die-hard (n): One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.

Boring Fact: The book the film script was based on was called Nothing Lasts Forever, but the producer Larry Gordon thought it sounded too much like a romance novel and wanted it changed  Joel Silver phoned up Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black, who was working on a script called Die Hard and asked him if he could use that title for the film he was working on. Black agreed and retitled his script The Last Boy Scout.
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« Reply #303 on: February 12, 2020, 11:41:55 PM »
I knew it was based on a book but that title is utter dogshit.

I like the sound of the novel though, bit darker.

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« Reply #304 on: February 12, 2020, 11:50:44 PM »
Is it a Christmas book?

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« Reply #305 on: February 13, 2020, 10:25:24 AM »
die-hard (n): One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.

Yes, indeed! I believe the phrase 'old habits die hard' predates 'die-hard' on its own.

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« Reply #306 on: February 13, 2020, 11:48:28 AM »
The train message 'See it, Say it, Sorted' is not 'See it, Say it, Sort it' as I have thought since whenever they started playing that fucking thing.

Thank you for your time.

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« Reply #307 on: February 13, 2020, 12:01:57 PM »
The Deftones are not a British sub-Oasis guitar band with Weller haircuts

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« Reply #308 on: February 13, 2020, 12:42:38 PM »
The train message 'See it, Say it, Sorted' is not 'See it, Say it, Sort it' as I have thought since whenever they started playing that fucking thing.

Thank you for your time.

I find those messages really sinister. Especially the nebulous 'doesn't seem right', just emboldens grasses and people who can't mind their own business.

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« Reply #309 on: February 13, 2020, 08:26:31 PM »
Yup.  As I wrote a couple of years ago:

When I moved back [to the home counties] again in 2011 [after 20 years away], the thing that most shocked me when I first went into London on the train was all the:

"unattended bags may be removed and destroyed by the security services"

announcements.  I think it was the "by the security services" bit that got me.  Very pre-1990 Eastern Europe, very Orwellian.  Now we just take it for granted, but from a born Londoner who'd grown up through all the IRA stuff (and yes, we had unattended bag notices back then, and the occasional announcement about not leaving bags unattended), hearing all this regularly-automatically-broadcast "destroyed by the security services" stuff on my return to my birthplace came across as chilling.  That's the sort of thing I mean [below] about the government wanting us to be afraid.

The biggest difference between now and then I can see is that back then the government were actively keen to stamp out fear, to insist that we all carry on as usual, etc. etc.  It was very much "Keep Calm and Carry On" only without the posters.  Nowadays the government actually seem to want us to be afraid, even if they half-heartedly deny it.  I'm trying to pinpoint when the change happened, because for all of Thatcher's other sins (including many over Irish republicanism, e.g. the stupid voice ban thing), this is something that she had right too.

When did fear become a political tool in the UK?  Sometime in the 2000s, I think...

Re: Obvious Things You 0nly Just Realised - 2020
« Reply #310 on: February 13, 2020, 10:26:07 PM »
The original Bladerunner was set in the year 2019 where Rutger Hauer died.
Rutger Hauer died again in 2019.

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« Reply #311 on: February 14, 2020, 07:34:38 PM »
Those cars with front bench seats are real, and not just a screenwriter’s device for having more than two people in a car talk at once.

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« Reply #312 on: February 14, 2020, 09:13:22 PM »
Is it a Christmas book?

Apparently Bruce Willis wears one of those Scandinavian vests in it with the 8-bit Christmassy design.

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« Reply #313 on: February 14, 2020, 09:15:52 PM »
When a Sega starts up and the word "Sega" comes on the screen and the voice says "Sega", it is actually saying "Sega" and not "Anus".

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« Reply #314 on: February 14, 2020, 10:50:07 PM »
When a Sega starts up and the word "Sega" comes on the screen and the voice says "Sega", it is actually saying "Sega" and not "Anus".
A bit of pub knowledge: The name Sega, an abbreviation of Service Games, was first used in 1954 on a slot machine, the Diamond Star.

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« Reply #315 on: February 14, 2020, 11:44:19 PM »
Those cars with front bench seats are real, and not just a screenwriter’s device for having more than two people in a car talk at once.

Not only that, but being the smallest and youngest child I was usually placed in between my parents on the front seat our our Renault 4 without a seatbelt, while they both wore theirs.

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« Reply #316 on: February 14, 2020, 11:52:47 PM »
Not only that, but being the smallest and youngest child I was usually placed in between my parents on the front seat our our Renault 4 without a seatbelt, while they both wore theirs.

My uncle had a Bedford Midi, the 'middle' seat was a bit of carpet on top of the engine. It used to give you a warm arse.

The van, not me uncle.

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« Reply #317 on: February 15, 2020, 11:37:37 PM »
Not only that, but being the smallest and youngest child I was usually placed in between my parents on the front seat our our Renault 4 without a seatbelt, while they both wore theirs.

My Renault 4 has two separate front seats. What year was this, pardon for asking?

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« Reply #318 on: February 16, 2020, 01:10:25 AM »
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« Reply #319 on: February 16, 2020, 01:20:07 AM »
My Renault 4 has two separate front seats. What year was this, pardon for asking?

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« Reply #320 on: February 16, 2020, 11:18:57 AM »
My Renault 4 has two separate front seats. What year was this, pardon for asking?

Why is it called a Renault 4 if it only has two front seats?

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« Reply #322 on: February 16, 2020, 10:16:20 PM »
The pokemon Ekans is a snake.

Just realised why it’s called Ekans.

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« Reply #323 on: February 16, 2020, 10:57:29 PM »
The pokemon Ekans is a snake.

Just realised why it’s called Ekans.

Wait til you realize why it evolves into Arbok

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« Reply #324 on: February 17, 2020, 08:14:06 AM »
It still doesn’t make any fucking sense though does it. If it were some kind of backwards snake creature it would make sense. What if they had other pokemon called DRIB and YEKNOM would that be cool????

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« Reply #325 on: February 17, 2020, 08:17:37 AM »
The pokemon Ekans is a snake.

Just realised why it’s called Ekans.

Alright then clever clogs why is it called Elvis?

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« Reply #326 on: February 17, 2020, 09:57:13 AM »
The 'egg timer' on my work computer is a little blue loop going round clockwise, and I've just realised if I move the mouse right with the right timing it looks like it's rolling across the screen.

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« Reply #327 on: February 17, 2020, 11:23:38 AM »
This Jameela Jamil people have been bollocking on about isn't Jamelia.

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« Reply #328 on: February 17, 2020, 12:36:52 PM »
It still doesn’t make any fucking sense though does it. If it were some kind of backwards snake creature it would make sense. What if they had other pokemon called DRIB and YEKNOM would that be cool????

The puns all work in different languages. I was playing a friendly game of Pokémon stadium and friends wife (who is French) knew all the names of them en francais and explained why they were funny.

They were of course much better in English, but interesting innit.

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« Reply #329 on: February 17, 2020, 07:16:14 PM »
The French name for Ekans is Abo.

Racists.

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