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  1. yeah i know, it was enought to give me an endorfin rush. @Gord that would have been amazing.
  2. finally watched this last night. I liked it. best bit for me was when you knew the final order were fucked because
  3. i felt guilty for the relentless bullying of the small child
  4. interacted with people without sneering? On all of the sales based tasks where Thomas' team lost , i wish there was a breakdown of who sold what, becasue he was definitely edited on the show to be the best at sales and getting deals. God Speed my Viking!
  5. i'm enjoying this, but i just wonder if they are giving away one of the last great mysteries of the star wars universe and will they be doing it cheaply?. i'm going to spoiler the rest just in case from what i've seen so far i'm enjoying a lot.
  6. i have a theory. You know how in every school there was that one person who just does not conform to social norms, they were the kid who when asked about their favourite music at school they named a classical composer, they were the one who never got the jokes of the peer group but would laugh out loud at a random event that noone else saw as funny, they had no cultural frame of reference and common ground with you, but academically they were great. That kid turned turned out to be the lead designer on this project. He has no idea who Sonic the Hedgehog is, he didnt have a tv growing up. Videogames? what are they? Game night was the family sat in the drawing room for a rivetting game of Rummikub or making topical palindromes from newspaper headlines. Then there is the faker, this person has seemingly bullshitted their way through life and survived their way into a position far in excess of their talent and skills like some sort of corporate Mr Magoo, blindly stumbling up the corporate ladder, how they got there is a mystery becasue anyone with a clue can see this person is inept. This person was in charge of reviewing the progress of the movie. They have heard that comic book characters are big movie bucks recently, but they wouldn't know, they just work in the film industry, they don't actually go to the cinema or watch films, cant stand them (possibly related to Michael Owen). So these two somehow get on the project together. The designer having never heard of Sonic or ever been exposed to the character, they just know that the character is a blue anthropomorphised hedgehog, he was sold because someone used the word anthropomorphised in the meeting and he fondly remembered the time he almost got that into a game of scrabble, and the project manager just signs it off and bullies it through the meetings using professional sounding buzzwords, the longer he stays in there the more chance of him getting discovered as a fraud so he gets through this by sounding angry.
  7. I have a new idea for a new challenge "Apprentiception" its actually next years contestants. The dwarf lord of the cockneys comes out, "i've been copping flack that my prizes over the recent years have been steadily going down hill (karen sycophatically shakes her head in denial), they used to be examples of the elite high life you would get when working with me, now its a hastily put together budget team building session that's only here becasue Mavis in accounts found a groupon voucher for go karting. With this in mind your job is to design a prize night out for this years sociopaths"
  8. I just finished Orbus today. For the third book in a series it couldnt be more different than the first. I was eating up Orbus page after page, whereas i found The Skinner was so slow. As soon as it got to being on a wooden sjip and describing prill, boxy's and turbul i just lost interest. The Whelkus Titanicus in the Voyage of the Sable Keech made mu hung in there, but really all i want is Prador, Jain or Atheter fucking things up. I really like the Prador, they remind me of The Affront from The Culture
  9. I think old sugarlumps needs some new themes for his games, ive got an idea for an episode Hipsters. old shitbeard comes out for his pre task speech "Hipsters, i dont get them, but there's bloody loads of them *insert really obvious laboured bad joke about flanel shirts and some of them needing a wash that's not really on point but everyone laughs with a sycophantic grin*, anyway they seem to have loads of money to spend on old tat that they deem retro. Well i've got warehouses full of the stuff and your'e going to flog it to them". Cue the next hour of footage of 10 sociopaths running around Hoxton trying to sell some em@iler phones, shit stereos and ancient sky boxes
  10. I used to love this show, but as i find myself saying nearly every year, gone are the actual elite business people and instead we have the good for reality tv sociopaths I have found a new way of enjoying it, as i now refer to it and think of it as Taskmaster for Twats.
  11. working from home, the mrs said she fancied lamb and dumplings so i nipped out at 11 and got the ingredients half a leg of lamb on a bed of fresh veg in a red wine sauce, dumplings going in later after its been in there for a solid 7 hours on low Update: just before serving, i put the sauce in a pan to reduce it on the hob, and just let the dumplings sit in that after i had crisped them in the oven. Never really eaten dumplings in my 41 years, but i think i may now be addicted to those stodgy little lumps of sauce soaking goodness!
  12. I got to cook Beef Wellington for the third time ever this weekend for guests today. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2538/beef-wellington I've cooked this recipe twice before, but this time was able to give it more prep time and our guests really enjoyed it. On Saturday night I did the initial cook of the fillet at a time between what was recommended for rare and medium rare. What i have learned from past experience was to rest the joint on a raised grill when it goes for the first chill, this allows some of the blood to drain away, and while it was chilling I prepared the mushroom duxelle, which meant cracking open a crisp cold pinot grigio to share with the mrs while i cooked. This was the first time i left the wellington chilling in the fridge overnight as opposed to the bare minimum 30 minutes stated in the recipe, it was definitely an improvement as it was far less bloody when cutting. I am by no means a great cook, i would rate myself as a tiny smidge above average, but this dish is a delight to cook, its very cathartic to go to the butchers and have a chat about what your'e after and what your doing with it as they then make sure you get a lovely even sized bit of beef fillet. Also when prepping it a night before it means that all i needed to do on the day was take it out of the fridge a couple of hours before cooking, then pop it in the oven for 25 minutes and rest for 10. Our guests are not big people with large appetites, but i was glad they certainly did the most damage to it having double portions (and i dont scrimp when the recipe says cut in thick slices). a 1.2 kilo lump of fillet was almost polished off on the spot. I served it with carrots, asparagus and goose fat and duck fat roasted spuds, instead of doing them all in one large roasting tin, i used two medium ones to space the spuds out and give them more room which meant they had more room to crispen up, and as i had two trays i thought i could do a comparison, the goose fat gave a more crunchy spud, but i like the flavour of the duck fat ones a bit more.
  13. Spiderman 3. A movie that promises so much, the Venom suit, the Sandman and the Hobgoblin. I was so ready for that, the epic fights, Spiderman falling victim to his dark impulses, then a fight against the venom suit, then there is his one time friend now enemy and a shape changing giant. Will spidey need to succumb to the power of the symbiote, will he take revenge against the man who killed his beloved uncle, will there be redemption for Harry Osborn? There was so much potential, and what we got was a relationship drama with his bloody mrs.
  14. Pacific Rim Uprising was a massive disapointment. The first movie was not perfect, but it was 99% of everything my inner 8 year old wanted. The second one just felt like a cynical move from someone at a company going "ooh, unexpected good results from that robot movie, ok how do we monetise this, kids like robots, lets get a sequel, a cheap cartoon and some toy lines going, lose the boring adults and their tension and get some sassy kid pilots in there and maybe throw in a fart or B.O. joke as well, kids love that shit.". The surface was there, more giant robots fighting bigger nastier monsters, but the depth and spirit were absent. I imagine the corporate person who pushed this through to be a mix of Linda Ferguson from Orange is the new black and that guy from the Tom Hanks movie Big who thought his transforming building toy was epic and just didn't get it.
  15. With the news of a kid from Essex Coming in second at the Fortnite world cup and sharing 1.8 million in prize money with his teammate it for me thinking. The article in the news said his mother used to clash with him over his gaming hobby, but you can surmise that when your 15 year old kid brings home 900k from a free to to new York for a hobby that kind of changes things. I wonder how many players failed to qualify for the world cup because of irate parents storming in and telling them to get off of that toy, and screaming at them to just pause it?
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