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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 17, 2017, 03:39:30 pm »
A book I read recently (Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harare) talks about how Chekov said that if a gun appears on stage in the first act it will be fired by the third act, and then calls nuclear weapons "the gun that isn't meant to be fired".

Lets hope detterence and assured destruction are real things and not made up.

Everything Else / Re: Dreams
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:49:54 am »

Everything Else / Re: Dreams
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:23:38 am »
No way that dream is symbolic of anything at all...

Everything Else / Re: The off-topic Topic
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:12:00 pm »
Ink just do it, make the sitcom happen. Heal America.

Art / Re: Daily Drawing - July 2017
« on: August 03, 2017, 11:10:23 am »
I demand more asses Gauph. I DEMAND THEM.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Election
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:05:59 pm »
So Sam Harris has had Dilbert on his podcast:

Predictably Adams just counters everything with "but that's exactly what you'd expect a master persuader to do".

I need to pack and go to bed so I'm pausing half way through but Adams' total lack of engagement with moral arguments and general weird sort of "pragmatism" (my scare quotes) where an end that SOMEONE might reasonably like justifies the means is pretty annoying.   

TV / Re: Doctor Who - The Regeneration Game
« on: July 18, 2017, 04:26:30 am »
If you look at the track record that's almost never going to be the case.

The norm with casting the doctor is to go for established but relatively unknown actors. Aside from stunt castings like John Hurt the actors cast as the doctor tend to be accomplished tv actors at most (if they've been in movies they tend to be in cult stuff like Paul McGann in Withnail and I) which would limit their international exposure pre-casting.

Looking at just the revived series. Christopher Eccleston mostly did british cult movies, David Tennant was an established theater actor with some reasonably high-profile tv roles (Cassanova) but no real international work, Matt Smith was totally unknown and apparently got the part purely on the strength of his audition, Peter Capaldi had been in plenty of tv as a character actor, but again, mostly cult stuff like the Thick of It and had some bit parts in movies (before he was officially announced he was in World War Z credited as "WHO Doctor").

It has more money to play with than it used to but Doctor Who is still a British TV show which means they don't have the budget to pay a big star salary. People like Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton were never really that likely because they can probably earn the same money doing a single marvel or James Bond movie that they would doing an entire season of Doctor Who (which apparently has a long, punishing filming scheduel). There's also apparently considerations about career trajectory. A role like the Doctor can elevate a moderately well known actor into international stardom but if the role were taken by someone who's already a huge star it would probably give the preception that their career is on the rocks and they have to resort to easy popularity with a show for NERD KIDS.

TV / Re: Doctor Who - The Regeneration Game
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:28:42 pm »
Looking forward to experiencing what the fangirls experienced with David Tennant.

I'm talking about experiencing it in my pants.

Art / Re: Daily Drawing - July 2017
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:45:26 am »
Oh so only women have torsos now?? SEXIST MUCH?????

Everything Else / Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
« on: July 15, 2017, 02:54:34 pm »
The head Walmart! If you kill that one all the other walmarts turn back into mom and pop stores!

Art / Re: Daily Drawing - July 2017
« on: July 13, 2017, 03:58:30 pm »
Man I wouldn't worry about panels taking ages. Aaron Diaz somehow(????) makes a living out of Dresden Codak, a comic he updates about three times a year.

You just gotta hit the right buttons and that greasy nerd money will come flooding in.

Art / Re: Daily Drawing - July 2017
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:59:53 am »
Gauph I want to like, comment and subscribe to your webcomic.

Everything Else / Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:23:41 pm »
So what are the non-Simpsons related features of Albany? Can it be used as a humourous substitute for your own lips?

Everything Else / Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:35:16 am »
Sgore you can use statistics to prove anything. Forfty percent of people know that.

Everything Else / Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
« on: July 09, 2017, 10:36:28 am »
Did you celebrate with some mouthwatering steamed hams?

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