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Paul.
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UO: this thread is just TICTH re-badged for Heaven.
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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:
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Originally posted by Marvin the Martian:
I like the Star Wars prequels. Even Phantom Menace.

Especially Jar-Jar Binks. Anyone who has taken kids along and seen their reaction to Binks will see that the character works, It is a family film, get over it.
Get the family together for poorly written film filled with wooden characters and casual racism!
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Jabba the Hutt is my favorite character -- especially because he could pass as the twin of my late Aunt Elizabeth, whom we all despised.

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I intensely dislike the band Tame Impala. Derivative psychadelia masquerading as substantive creative work. As they are from my hometown, people I confess this to around here look upon me as irredeemable moral failure.
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If it makes you feel any better, I've never heard of them.

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I'm not trying to reopen the discussion, but just for the record, I was born in Wales (to English parents) and have lived there for over 40 years altogether (9 years in various parts of England). I speak a small amount of Welsh and understand a reasonable amount, written and spoken. I don't identify myself as a Welsh speaker as I'm not fluent and have no actual qualifications in it. I know enough to explain the basic mutations, wince at errors on road signs, and read out a Bible passage in Welsh with expression.
I do very strongly object to non-Welsh speakers in Wales being dismissed as "monoglots". I'm only fluent in English and French, but I know many people in Wales who are fluent in several languages - just not Welsh. (For example, fluency in Somali, Arabic, English and a little French or Swedish is actually quite a common combination in the Cardiff Bay Area.)

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
If it makes you feel any better, I've never heard of them.

It does. A little.
Certainly makes me feel better than reopening this Welsh business.

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Ferrero Rocher chocolates are the excrement of Satan.

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... As is Milky Bar

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quote:
Originally posted by Dark Knight:
I intensely dislike the band Tame Impala. Derivative psychadelia masquerading as substantive creative work. As they are from my hometown, people I confess this to around here look upon me as irredeemable moral failure.

I don't mind them, but they are not as exciting as I feel they should be.

Musical taste is, of course, very subjective.

Except Bruno Mars, who is excerable.

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So we have a consensus. Tame Impala are tame. Great insight there as there is no clue in the name.

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Santa Baby is a hilariously wonderful Christmas song, a sly sendup of the greed and commercialism afflicting the season and making fun of creepy infantilized sexuality. My favourite version is by Madonna. Everyone else thinks it is room-clearingly awful but I will happily listen to it on Repeat.

In every other respect my musical taste is quite orthodox. Oh wait, except for Nickelback, whom I also like. I play the profanity filled Burn it to the Ground to get started on housework.

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quote:
Originally posted by Leaf:
Santa Baby is a hilariously wonderful Christmas song, a sly sendup of the greed and commercialism afflicting the season and making fun of creepy infantilized sexuality. My favourite version is by Madonna. Everyone else thinks it is room-clearingly awful but I will happily listen to it on Repeat.

I’m with you on the first part. But give me Eartha Kitt’s version any day.

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quote:
Originally posted by Leaf:
Santa Baby is a hilariously wonderful Christmas song, a sly sendup of the greed and commercialism afflicting the season and making fun of creepy infantilized sexuality. My favourite version is by Madonna. .

Always thought the song just too stupid until I happened on to the version by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (should be still available on YouTube). Tod Macofsky's (sp?) singing and dancing and over-the-top mugging made a whole new deal of this chestnut.
Highly Recommended.

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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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UO of the day - 'God Save The Queen' should not be sung at Remembrance services, or indeed any church service.

UO2 - we need a new inclusive non-Monarchist National Anthem.

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Given the reaction I got on Facebook for sharing this, it appears to be an unpopular opinion: Steve “love the show” Wright (the BBC Radio 2 DJ) is at least tolerable on his afternoon show (as opposed to terrible, as most of my Facebook friends seem to think).

Also, the Radio 2 breakfast show is infinitely better when Chris Evans is off and Sara Cox is standing in for him.

There. I said it.

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I wouldn't know. Snob that I am, I only listen to R3 and R4.
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UO: the BBC is almost all totally crap. I've not watched much/any BBC for a year and haven't felt like I've missed anything. I've mostly turned off R4 and when I have it on it just makes me angry.

The idea that the British have the world's best TV and radio because of the BBC (excepting a few individual programmes which may be up there with the best in the world) is utterly busted.

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Spike Milligan wasn't funny. Nor was Peter Sellers.
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Agree on those two - Sellers maybe could raise a smile but that was it.

I'd add to those two: Ben Elton, Ricky Gervais, Frankie Boyle and Michael McIntyre.

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Albertus
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Never seen Macintyre. Gervais could be a good comic actor, although with a limited range. Otherwise, agree.
UOs in the other direction: Bob Monkhouse was very good at what he did. Bruce Forsyth was always cringe-making.

[ 08. November 2017, 21:03: Message edited by: Albertus ]

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Rossweisse

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quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
...UO2 - we need a new inclusive non-Monarchist National Anthem.

I'd go for "Jerusalem" (if I had any say in it), but that would probably UO3.

quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
I wouldn't know. Snob that I am, I only listen to R3 and R4.

BBC Radio 3 is one of the stations I listen to via iPod. I love much of the programming, but time zones can be a problem.

(Edited to respond to BT.)

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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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I like Jerusalem but that only works for England.

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Milligan was surreal, that was his strength. I think he was game changing, in that he made the surreal acceptable. But it only works for some.

Ben Elton - I always remember him from his first breakthrough on TV, where he was brilliant. I am not sure he has ever quite reached those heights again.

Having said that, I do enjoy his shows. There is a certain predictability about them, but it makes for comforting comedy. Which, I am sure, he would be mortified to hear.

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Ben Elton was one of the co-writers of Blackadder, which is one of the funniest things ever imagined by a human being.

OTOH, I never got the appeal of Only Fools and Horses at all.

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A heck of a lot of Monty Python's Flying Circus was self-indulgent crap.

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until there was a clear idea of what to do next, which had popular support, all the hereditaries should have been left in the Lords.

All the current (post 1997) reforms have achieved is the replacement of people who shouldn't have been there but by and large took it seriously and knew what they were doing, with people who just shouldn't be there.

[ 09. November 2017, 09:30: Message edited by: betjemaniac ]

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quote:
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Ben Elton was one of the co-writers of Blackadder, which is one of the funniest things ever imagined by a human being.

As was Richard Curtis. Yet he went on to make Love, Actually which is an abominable excuse for either a romance or a comedy, let alone a romantic comedy.
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Jemima the 9th
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Though not quite as bad as Notting Hill. [Projectile]
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Jemima the 9th
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Actually (ho ho) much as a lot of Love, Actually is bloody awful, 3 things about it are great. 1. Emma Thompson's "What would you do in my situation?" to Alan Rickman. Sob. 2. Hugh Grant dancing round Number 10 to the Pointer Sisters. 3. "Third lobster." It's used in our house every time there's a school play now.
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betjemaniac
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Michael Gove was great at Justice, and is great at Defra. Education was the wrong fit for him because it was too personal for him.

I still wouldn't vote for him.

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The person t government are a collection of incompetent idiots who don't know what they're doing - O no, everybody thinks that.

OK, try again. The opposition front bench are much the same, and it's a delusion to think they'd do any better.

OK, try a third time - there are some people in the Commons who are quite able, but none of them are allowed anywhere near the front benches on either side of the house.

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I found the first series of Blackadder was the funniest and they got steadily un-funnier as they went on. I found the forth series embarrassingly unfunny.

I quite like Love Actually, with the possible exception of the Kris Marshall bits

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quote:
Originally posted by betjemaniac:
until there was a clear idea of what to do next, which had popular support, all the hereditaries should have been left in the Lords.

All the current (post 1997) reforms have achieved is the replacement of people who shouldn't have been there but by and large took it seriously and knew what they were doing, with people who just shouldn't be there.

I sort of agree with you. I actually think the Lords should be reformed, but that the hereditary Lords should get a place still. There is something really important in a house that can look for the long-term, not just until their next election.

I also think that Lords who do not attend regularly (and especially those who live argely outside the UK) should lose their seat. It should be seen as an important responsibility for our nation.

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My clearly UO of the day is that the idea of someone having a seat in parliament because their father did is stark staring bonkers.

[ 09. November 2017, 16:26: Message edited by: Karl: Liberal Backslider ]

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Albertus
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But nobody does, now.

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Agree. But Jeremy Corbyn has made a start on reducing their number with his suspension of David Prescott; still has Stephen Kinnock, Hilary Benn, Rachel Reeves, etc, etc, etc. In fact there are far more Labour MP children of MPs than Conservative.

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I get nothing out of Dr. Who. Nor Star Trek. And I am about to add Star Wars to the pile.

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Albertus
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I have never seen Star Wars, and have never particularly wanted to, even (IIRC) when it first came out.

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I don't think Robin Williams was a good actor, or at all funny. Couldn't stand Dead Poet's Society; kept watching in the hope it got better but he annoyed me.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr cheesy:
UO: the BBC is almost all totally crap. I've not watched much/any BBC for a year and haven't felt like I've missed anything. I've mostly turned off R4 and when I have it on it just makes me angry.

The idea that the British have the world's best TV and radio because of the BBC (excepting a few individual programmes which may be up there with the best in the world) is utterly busted.

My subjective opinion, of course, but I think you're wrong.

Off the top of my head, I have enjoyed immensely both W1A and Detectorists.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
A heck of a lot of Monty Python's Flying Circus was self-indulgent crap.

Most of it I'd say. There were whole episodes of crud. But when they got it right it was pure brilliance.

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quote:
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Agree. But Jeremy Corbyn has made a start on reducing their number with his suspension of David Prescott; still has Stephen Kinnock, Hilary Benn, Rachel Reeves, etc, etc, etc. In fact there are far more Labour MP children of MPs than Conservative.

AFAIK they were all elected. Not like far too many Tories who are wearing the same robes their fathers and possibly their ancestors back to Charles II wore.

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by mr cheesy:
UO: the BBC is almost all totally crap. I've not watched much/any BBC for a year and haven't felt like I've missed anything. I've mostly turned off R4 and when I have it on it just makes me angry.

The idea that the British have the world's best TV and radio because of the BBC (excepting a few individual programmes which may be up there with the best in the world) is utterly busted.

My subjective opinion, of course, but I think you're wrong.

Off the top of my head, I have enjoyed immensely both W1A and Detectorists.

And as a dad who has to put up with a lot of kids' TV being on in the house, I would say that the BBC's children's output (both CBBC and CBeebies) is second-to-none, in terms of quality and range of programs.

<old fogey mode>
Of course, it wasn't as good as when I was young, but that goes without saying... [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Stejjie:
And as a dad who has to put up with a lot of kids' TV being on in the house, I would say that the BBC's children's output (both CBBC and CBeebies) is second-to-none, in terms of quality and range of programs.

Having seen the bizarre horror that is “Teletubbies,” I’m struggling with this assertion.

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Bah, such tame "unpopular opinions". Where is the courage, the boldness? I'm going to go really out on a limb and throw a landline:

I really miss singing Shine Jesus Shine and, given a supportive environment, would still sing it full-on with hands raised and eyes closed like the not-so-closeted Pentecostal I am.

So there. Let the de-friending commence.

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TEDtalks are shit. Over-short presentations by egoists designed simply to get them to buy their stupid book or whatever.

There are hundreds of TEDtalks, only a handful are any good.

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Couldn't agree more, Cheezle.

'Thought leaders' are the new wankers.

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quote:
Originally posted by mr cheesy:
TEDtalks are shit. Over-short presentations by egoists designed simply to get them to buy their stupid book or whatever.

There are hundreds of TEDtalks, only a handful are any good.

Not sure this counts as a UO.
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