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  1. Virgin TV and the misplaced censor

    It seems that some rogue software for Virgin TV went into overdrive and decided to censor several program names for the sake of the viewer's sensibilities. So, The History of Canals became The History of Ca**ls, Charles Dickens became Charles...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 19 Dec 2011 11:30 AM
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    19 Dec 2011 09:51 PM Go to last post
  2. George Takei brokers "Star Peace"

    Why can't we all just get along?

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 13 Dec 2011 04:13 PM
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    16 Dec 2011 03:11 AM Go to last post
  3. Greatest Christmas movie?

    The other night, I asked my son "So, is A Christmas Story the greatest Christmas movie ever?". He said, no, Home Alone is, although he saw A Christmas Story as a close second. I dunno, I don't think an adult can ever get into Home Alone as...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 07 Dec 2011 11:06 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    10 Dec 2011 08:25 AM Go to last post
  4. So many interpretations of "And You and I" by Yes with odd connection to Buffy.

    I never knew, I never guessed so many people have spent so much time reading so many meanings into these few words. But the a song with this stanza is probably worthy of said. Sad preacher nailed upon the colour door of time Insane teacher be...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 07 Dec 2011 10:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08 Dec 2011 08:20 AM Go to last post
  5. 2DGoggles - The Lovelace and Babbage adventures

    Someone pointed me in the direction of this comic about the amazing adventures of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage and their difference engine. Not only is it highly amusing, it is also highly geeky as the author has tried to make all the facts...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 25 Nov 2011 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    29 Nov 2011 12:17 AM Go to last post
  6. Mello Dance Party!

    Time to break out your Internet dancing shoes, or crank your computer speakers up to eleven. Post your best hand waving, butt shaking songs right here! Thought I'd start it off with something fun and silly, something that never fails to get me...

    Started by Marsilia‎, 17 Nov 2011 02:23 PM
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    24 Nov 2011 02:47 PM Go to last post
  7. All new comedy clips thread

    Dave Allen aCOZQSRzKmU

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 26 Oct 2011 12:49 PM
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    18 Nov 2011 01:56 AM Go to last post
  8. The IT Crowd, a good Britcom. Any watchers?

    Netflix has this available for streaming and so far it is pretty good. Not great but pretty good. It has geeks, insane HR people and one fairly hot IT Manager that knows nothing about IT. It has 4 seasons in the can now and 1 final one coming up...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 06 Jun 2011 07:43 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    17 Nov 2011 10:19 AM Go to last post
  9. Doctor Who - back on the big screen

    Looks like more rumours have started up about Doctor Who's possible return to the big screen. The BBC and director David Yates of the Harry Potter films are looking to get the project up and running in Hollywood, although it appears unlikely that...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Nov 2011 08:52 AM
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    16 Nov 2011 12:18 PM Go to last post
  10. I can't believe I only just saw...

    I can't believe I only just saw Raging Bull last night. What a great film? What classic, highly regarded television or cinema have you only just got around to seeing for the first time recently?

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 14 Nov 2011 08:04 AM
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    14 Nov 2011 11:26 PM Go to last post
  11. Smegging hell. Series 10 for Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf is apparently coming back for a 10th series, after a hiatus of 10+ years or so. And I mean that the original 4, Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten will be back and played by their original actors. I'll be honest and say I gave up at Series...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 14 Nov 2011 04:24 PM
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    14 Nov 2011 06:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Who should host the Oscars?

    After the general calamity that was last years Oscars with Anne Hathaway and James Franco anf the news that Eddie Murphy has stepped down from presenting it, who could possibly step in and make it the great celebration of film it should be. ...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 10 Nov 2011 05:13 PM
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    14 Nov 2011 07:51 AM Go to last post
  13. For the day that's in it.

    -OjxMQHYo3U

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 11 Nov 2011 05:33 AM
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    11 Nov 2011 11:19 PM Go to last post
  14. Proper Conduct for the Modern Time Lord and Time Lady

    The Time Lord civilisation is among the oldest in the Whoniverse, possibly the universe, and certainly one of the most technologically advanced. According to the Kardashev scale, Gallifrey is well above a Type III civilisation. They have mastered...

    Started by AllWalker‎, 04 Nov 2011 09:35 PM
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    05 Nov 2011 10:46 AM Go to last post
  15. How Asimov's Foundation will improve your life

    For me, Foundation by Isaac Asimov is one of the great all-time scifi classics. It takes a concept so simple you can’t help but say “huh, I wish I thought of that” and pulls it off beautifully. It’s a book that changes the way you look at the world,...

    Started by AllWalker‎, 31 Oct 2011 06:49 AM
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    31 Oct 2011 11:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Hyperbole and a Half: Adventures in Depression

    Trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. This post from Allie both made me laugh and wince. One of the...

    Started by Zuul‎, 27 Oct 2011 05:26 PM
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    27 Oct 2011 06:09 PM Go to last post
  17. The Barsooms (John Carter of Mars) books

    A recent article in the New Yorker about the upcoming movie version of "John Carter of Mars" got be interested in this character and the "Barsoom" books. I've never read them. I assume they're swashbuckling old school fun. Is that the case?...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 25 Oct 2011 04:32 PM
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    25 Oct 2011 04:50 PM Go to last post
  18. Stone Roses to reform

    One of the leading lights of the Madchester scene, the Stone Roses have decided to reform. Their debut album was one of the best ever and the split was acrimonious when it happened. Now it appears all the hatchets have been buried and they are...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 19 Oct 2011 08:27 AM
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    19 Oct 2011 05:48 PM Go to last post
  19. Metallica + Lou Reed = .... Lulu???

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_releases/metallica_lulu_is_one_of_the_best_things_weve_ever_done.html?no_takeover This collaboration seems to me like eating garlic in custad sauce (ie, not a good mix). I like garlic. I like custard....

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 18 Oct 2011 03:15 AM
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    18 Oct 2011 04:14 AM Go to last post
  20. Fascinating: Letter written by 18-year-old Paul McCartney found in an old book

    Story here. The letter is an invitation to some unknown drummer, offering an audition to join the band. As the article states, it's one of the earliest known documentations of the band calling themselves The Beatles. I was also struck by the...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 16 Oct 2011 11:17 PM
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    17 Oct 2011 11:40 PM Go to last post
  21. Rock's Most Over-rated Lyricists

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/lou_reed_named_rocks_most_overrated_lyricist.html I must say, some of the names on this list surprised me. But I think they gave a fair assessment of Lou Reed. I agree that most of Robert...

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 14 Oct 2011 11:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    17 Oct 2011 06:53 PM Go to last post
  22. Google E-books

    Google has opened its e-book store hoping to compete with Amazon and Apple and gain some market share in its march for Global Domination (or at least keep ahead of Facebook). So anyone think this will be a success. Its a great chance to get a lot...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 07 Oct 2011 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07 Oct 2011 12:35 PM Go to last post
  23. Fox threatens to cancel the Simpsons?

    It looks as though Fox Entertainment is having trouble reaching an agreement with the main stars of the show and are threatening to pull the plug on it. Executives are saying the main stars need to take a 45% pay cut, the stars were offering 35%...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 05 Oct 2011 10:33 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06 Oct 2011 09:24 AM Go to last post
  24. TV shows with musical episodes

    A musical episode is kind of gimmicky, no question, but I've always found them entertaining. Anyone else? One of my favorites right now is the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy, which was done from the perspective of one of the characters who had...

    Started by Zuul‎, 30 Sep 2011 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03 Oct 2011 06:27 AM Go to last post
  25. Happy birthday, Nevermind

    hTWKbfoikeg&ob=av3e I can't believe this was 20 years ago, it feels like yesterday when this album and this band and this musical movement changed my life. This wasn't necessarily my favorite album from those days...I've listened to Pearl Jam's...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 25 Sep 2011 07:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    29 Sep 2011 11:17 AM Go to last post
  26. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

    I'm not doing a poll because there are too many options, and a different list of options for different age groups, so please just post your answer. I'm thinking of this because I'm taking the kids to see the Yogi Bear movie that was out last...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 02 Aug 2011 01:35 PM
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    27 Sep 2011 10:08 AM Go to last post
  27. Fantastically bizarre lyrics

    You are tiny and your lips are like two little pieces of bacon. And I don't think I can take it, cause it took so long to bake it, and I'll never find that recipe again. I'm the Cash Money Makaveli, y'all ain't ready, break fast like Tom...

    Started by Zuul‎, 20 Sep 2010 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 20
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    25 Sep 2011 03:39 AM Go to last post
  28. R.E.M - R.I.P

    R.E.M have finally called it a day and are retiring after 30 years or so. I guess it really is the end of the world as we know it. ;)

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 22 Sep 2011 07:56 AM
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    23 Sep 2011 08:22 AM Go to last post
  29. Psychic Sally - Busted

    Several thousand people have paid good money to hear her, leading to Princess Di to consult her regularly. However, fans of Psychic Sally were quite upset when they went to one of her shows. From the back of the theatre, they heard a man's voice...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Sep 2011 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    22 Sep 2011 08:16 AM Go to last post
  30. Foo Fighters vs Westboro Baptist Church

    Having had grief with Westboro Baptist Church before, the Foo Fighters decided to turn up and picket the picketters. They turned up on a flat bed truck, in fancy dress and sang Keep it Clean. 6e5hRLbCaCs Sweet :D More here

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 19 Sep 2011 08:08 AM
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    20 Sep 2011 09:14 AM Go to last post
  31. George Lucas is at it again

    and yea verily, it came to pass that the Star Wars movies were to be released in yet a nother new format and this could mean only one thing. That the grand high maker of there, should go and yet again tinker with them. AGAIN. It's not enough...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 06 Sep 2011 09:38 AM
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    20 Sep 2011 06:38 AM Go to last post
  32. The official favourite Harry Potter character

    Publishers Bloomsbury ran a poll to find out who were the favourite Harry Potter characters in the muggleverse. The top five were 1. Alan Rickman Severus Snape 2. Hermione Granger 3. Sirius Black 4. Harry Potter 5. Ron Weasley

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 31 Aug 2011 07:57 AM
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    15 Sep 2011 06:36 AM Go to last post
  33. Books that were written just a few short years ago...

    are so dated due to rapid changes in technology that it's really kind of amusing. For instance, I just read two novels written in the mid-90s. People are using pay phones, looking things up in the yellow pages, researching travel in guide books....

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 23 Aug 2011 11:07 PM
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    14 Sep 2011 01:31 PM Go to last post
  34. Whats everyone reading now and/or read lately

    As for me haven't been doing that much reading lately. Found that I hardly read any more as well. Have to say do have times like this and others don't. Guess it depends on the book itself as well. To the End of the Land, David Grossman and...

    Started by mybodymyself‎, 02 Jul 2011 10:57 PM
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  35. Hollywood goes remake crazy

    So, it looks like we have rumours coming out of many classic 80's and 90's films being remade. We have Point Break, Footloose, Highlander, Total Recall, The Thing and possibly even Top Gun. Can't see Cruise getting to reprise Maverick in that one. ...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 14 Sep 2011 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    14 Sep 2011 11:48 AM Go to last post
  36. Jim Carrey - Creepy stalker dude

    Just in case you missed it, Jim Carrey has put on youtube a declaration of love for actress Emma Stone who is young enough to be his daughter. FNqnjHrRscs He has since clarified it is not only meant to be a joke, but also completely sincerely...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 26 Aug 2011 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    14 Sep 2011 10:08 AM Go to last post
  37. Eddie Murphy at the Oscars

    Next years host is going to be Eddie Murphy instead of James Franco and Anne Hathaway. I'm not sure whether this is going to be a hit, or a trainwreck. At least it wil be more interesting than last year. Or is he going to try and copy Ricky...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 07 Sep 2011 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    12 Sep 2011 02:46 PM Go to last post
  38. Lackluster Summer Movies

    Is it just me, or has this summer's movie crop been pretty lame? Fast Five was super-fun, but not "good" in any traditional sense. I enjoyed the X-Men movie, but it left no real impression. None of the other superhero movies really speak...

    Started by Orual‎, 06 Jul 2011 01:30 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    09 Sep 2011 12:37 PM Go to last post
  39. I don't care what anyone says

    ... Titanic is a good movie. It has Jack Bristow and the king of Rohan, for crying out loud.

    Started by Orual‎, 03 Sep 2011 11:18 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05 Sep 2011 05:05 PM Go to last post
  40. I just read that the full version of Once Upon A Time In America is being released next year.

    I find this quite exciting. Apparently there was a reprehensibly filleted version originally released in the US. I've seen the 229 minutes version, which is one of my favourite films. This new version is apparently going to restore the film to its...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 05 Sep 2011 10:20 AM
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    • Views: 760
    05 Sep 2011 10:20 AM Go to last post
  41. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    There is a remake coming of John Le Carre's classic spy story, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy and instead of Alec Guiness, it's starring Gary Oldman instead. I'm wondering how they are going to fit what was a seven hour mini series into a 2-3 film,...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 29 Jul 2011 09:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,769
    05 Sep 2011 08:21 AM Go to last post
  42. The Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wizard of Oz

    You've heard the stories. Now check it out for yourself. http://thefoxisblack.com/2011/09/01/the-dark-side-of-oz/

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 01 Sep 2011 07:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02 Sep 2011 01:10 AM Go to last post
  43. X minus 1: '50s sci-fi radio drama

    This was linked over on SDMB. I had heard a couple of the episodes before but I didn't know so many still existed and were available free. I don't know if any of you have ever listened to them before, but some of them are great, very atmospheric.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 25 Aug 2011 05:04 PM
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    28 Aug 2011 02:51 AM Go to last post
  44. Abercrombie & Fitch vs Jersey Shore

    It seems that Abercombie & Fitch the american fashion label have decided that the antics of Jersey Shore, and in particular Michael "The Situatiuon" Sorrentino is not a good brand for them. Now they get a lot of free publicity for it, but its...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 17 Aug 2011 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    23 Aug 2011 01:09 AM Go to last post
  45. Perfect Songs. Got one or two?

    Perfect. Not your favorite, not even necessarily great...just tight, well produced, satisfying.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 09 Aug 2011 06:05 PM
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    17 Aug 2011 07:12 AM Go to last post
  46. Overrated classics

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/19/bad-classics_n_901827.html#s310887&title=Ulysses_by_James From today's Huffpost. Thoughts?

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 19 Jul 2011 02:35 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    31 Jul 2011 03:02 PM Go to last post
  47. Supernatural Anime

    Not generally a fan of anime as a genre, but I do so love some Supernatural. I've heard good things....

    Started by Marsilia‎, 25 Jul 2011 02:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,427
    29 Jul 2011 09:07 AM Go to last post
  48. Live Action Captain Planet movie

    Someone, somewhere, for some reason unknown to man and god, has decided that another part of their childhood should be resurrected and inflicted on us all. A Live Action film version of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Of course, nowadays,...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 22 Jul 2011 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,402
    27 Jul 2011 10:35 AM Go to last post
  49. Randy Quaid: WTF?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/19/randy-quaid-evi-quaid_n_903522.html I missed a lot of this story over the last couple of years, but is this it? No more Randy Quaid? I was holding out hope for one, last, blow-out Vacation movie.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 19 Jul 2011 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,611
    25 Jul 2011 12:31 PM Go to last post
  50. Why I love... A video *Quik-E-List* (tm)

    James Earl Jones and Chris Cooper

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 15 Jul 2011 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    15 Jul 2011 05:41 PM Go to last post

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