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Everything posted by Scrobbs

  1. Life

    70% of German's rent quite happily. Owning a house isn't thought as essential there for some reason. But I understand your reasons.
  2. What spurred the adoption of muskets?

    Innocent until proven guilty with the latter.
  3. Books, books, books...

    The I Ching integrated into Japanese culture around the time of the Samurai. I had to look this up, 'cos I remember seeing when over there when visiting temples etc. they talked a lot about cross-integration between Japanese and Chinese culture.
  4. Movie/TV recommendations

    Was really disappointed with the 3rd series. Stopped watching it after ep 14 or so.
  5. Life

    Same old things - delete FB, twitter, phone numbers, emails, chuck/burn/delete photos etc. Perhaps any gift that's just sitting about not used (ornament), sling that too. Then go down the pub. With your mates, not on your own, obviously! Come camping! (haha, sorry )
  6. Life

    Well, there are some real theories that think that austerity is not the answer. Hollande follows those.
  7. Recently completed video games

    Play the co-op levels. Great fun.
  8. Life

    That's a real shitter. He's probably wrestled with his conscience too with regards your marking - but if he made an exception, he would have to do the same with everyone. This isn't helping is it? Sorry.
  9. Movie/TV recommendations

    You seemed like a fairly young chap when I met you, Ben. What happened?
  10. Life

    I suspect it might be November, due to the campsite (we shut end Oct). Gamescom looks like a good thing, but I've used up most of my weekend credits this year, by going to Leeds to see friends, a woodcarving weekend and forthcoming Beatherder festival, leaving my wife in charge on her own. I felt guilty and bought her tickets to Soundwave in Croatia, as she's always wanted to go. August is a busy time of year too.
  11. Life

    I like Germany. The wife is half German, so of course the in-laws are there, but the country itself is pretty nice. Hope everything goes well for ya! They live in Cologne, which is close-ish. If you're interested, and can be bothered, next time I'm over there will let you know and you could come over to Cologne.
  12. Life

    You have to first complete all of the things.
  13. Movie/TV recommendations

    Malcolm Tucker. 'Nuff said.
  14. Idle thumbs London meet!

    It would be good to meet up again and drink beer. Sadly, I am so rarely in London these days, that it is very unlikely.
  15. Movie/TV recommendations

    A friend has just told me about 'Eastbound and Down', about a past-it baseball star with a wicked mullet. Here's some clips: bgDaVLCaBzQ It has the air of 'Trailer Park Boys' about it - anyone seen this long term? Is it good? It looks it! Veep ep 1 was a little disappointing, although had some gems of one liners in it. You can see that it's Ianucci behind it, for sure. Will give it some more goes.
  16. Board Game Daydreams

    Fuck. I've missed Lambs AGAIN. I'll make it over again, I promise. Tonight would have been good as well, since we've had to close the campsite due to bad weather. I dream about Boardgamegeek being easy to navigate.
  17. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    Oh man. When we were driving across BC the other spring we were talking about getting a Harley each (or A.N. Other) and doing the same trip (yet to materialise). It would be magnificent. I hope you have a great time. At the time, there seemed to be a *lot* of bikers (looked like gangs) on the road, all converging on Kelowna. Assumed there was some kind of AGM.
  18. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    Normally I'd agree. That mario one is pretty lame. I love Trials HD/Evo though, and find myself in exactly that state. It's the feeling he puts into it more than anything . I've watched a few of his other ones, and they just don't do it for me.
  19. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

  20. <Insert poorly thought out Star Wars gag here>
  21. Movie/TV recommendations

    Hence the 'late'.