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by inactionman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Re: Weird film casting choices - and near misses

Harry Styles popping up in Dunkirk was a surprise, he did okay. It would have been hard for him to make the film any worse. I loved the cinematography, the long shots from Spitfire cockpits. The planes and battleground looked amazing. I also loved the pace of the film. I thought the depiction of th...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What colour should the Wallabies jersey be?
Replies: 33
Views: 666

Re: What colour should the Wallabies jersey be?

Has any team or country actually got a Jersey that has improved through the years? At least since the peak Jersey years of 70s/80s anyway. (Complete aside, I was packing for a house move and found some old West ham shirts from the mid 90s - they are simply horrific, terrible pattern, material and cu...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Re: Weird film casting choices - and near misses

Putting aside the fact Matrix 2 and 3 where utter shite (basically the writing), I think Reeves in the first was perfect. Same as Christopher Lambert in the Highlander original and far out the Kurgan casting of Clancy Brown as the Kurgan was even more genius. Spoiler alert: I'd have thought his cla...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Re: Weird film casting choices

The best Terminator what if was that OJ Simpson was mooted as a possible casting for the Terminator but was ruled out early as they thought people wouldn't buy him as a vicious killer. Yeah, surprised this wasn't mentioned in the OP. Legendary factoid here. I must have been on the shitter when that...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

https://twitter.com/martinxrugby/status/1354033958665809920?s=21 I quite like the pet name a reply in that thread had for Harlequins... Hardlywins That's quite good. Replying just to say I don't remember posting that? (But, yes, Hardlywins is a decent effort)
by inactionman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 25061

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

The 3 strikes rule just seemed like playing to the gallery - being tough on crime without actually doing anything about crime, opportunity or life prospects. Other problems like incentivising prosecutors to get people convicted needs to be looked at as well, and the end to plea bargains - innocence...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 25061

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Juries are the worst lottery of all tbf. A bunch of random untrained f*ckwads who can't even figure out how to get off jury duty (or who have nothing better to do) deciding your fate? F*ck that. They're supposed to be able to decide what is reasonable to the 'man on a Clapham Omnibus' or equivalent...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 25061

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

The 3 strikes rule just seemed like playing to the gallery - being tough on crime without actually doing anything about crime, opportunity or life prospects. Other problems like incentivising prosecutors to get people convicted needs to be looked at as well, and the end to plea bargains - innocence...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Re: Weird film casting choices - and near misses

Peter Sellers was supposed to play Major T J Kong as well as the other 3 characters in Dr Strangelove.

That may have been pushing things a bit far. And Slim Pickens is awesome
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 25061

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

The 3 strikes rule just seemed like playing to the gallery - being tough on crime without actually doing anything about crime, opportunity or life prospects. Other problems like incentivising prosecutors to get people convicted needs to be looked at as well, and the end to plea bargains - innocence...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Re: Weird film casting choices

Should this not be near misses? A weird casting choice might be george clooney for batman, say. I should point out that some were of those were chosen, but dropped out (Selleck was too busy driving a Ferrari round Hawaii or whatever the hell Magnum actually was) But, yeah, let's go with near misses...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Re: Weird film casting choices

lemonhead wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:19 pm Of those named, Selleck as Indy and Mathew Broderick as Doug Quaid.

Just no.
Given Mr D'arcy was supposed to be a bit of a sex symbol, Colin Firth seemed an odd choice.

The missus and her mates love him, he just looks like a thoroughly checked out geography teacher to me.
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Re: Weird film casting choices

..and x-ray has just told me that Glenn Close was originally chosen for the roe of Sarah Conner. That might actually have worked.
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weird film casting choices - and near misses
Replies: 85
Views: 1499

Weird film casting choices - and near misses

Watching terminator on amazon and I keep inadvertently selecting the x-ray trivia subtitles. Apparently they tried at various points to get Tom Selleck or Michael Douglas to accept the role of the Terminator, and Arnie was originally auditioned (well, interviewed) to be Kyle Reese. It would have bee...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 25061

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Reviving an Obama-era push to phase out the use of private prisons, President Biden on Tuesday signed an executive order directing the Department of Justice (DOJ) not to renew its contracts with privately operated criminal detention facilities, as part of a slew of actions geared toward racial equa...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 802
Views: 25061

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Reviving an Obama-era push to phase out the use of private prisons, President Biden on Tuesday signed an executive order directing the Department of Justice (DOJ) not to renew its contracts with privately operated criminal detention facilities, as part of a slew of actions geared toward racial equa...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Gustard dominating the news. His LinkedIn: https://twitter.com/martinxrugby/status/1354033958665809920?s=21 "I wanted to join a group where there was a clear vision, deep level of trust and a dynamic environment which was driven towards high performance." Care: “It is a completely different job to ...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 93
Views: 2447

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Nothing highlighted the difference between how the Irish and how the English take their drink than at the Euro Finals in France in 2016 that followed THAT Referendum. Brits raining missiles and smashing bars on the vieux port in Marseille before getting their flabby arses whupped by Russian hooliga...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 93
Views: 2447

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Cheering on Russian hooligans? Wow. They're on another level to anything else I've seen, absolute headcases. English hooligans back in the 80s and 90s would have dealt with the modern Russian holligans. Now the English hooligans are just fat old men with tatoos who just act obnoxiously but can't fi...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 93
Views: 2447

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Nothing highlighted the difference between how the Irish and how the English take their drink than at the Euro Finals in France in 2016 that followed THAT Referendum. Brits raining missiles and smashing bars on the vieux port in Marseille before getting their flabby arses whupped by Russian hooliga...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 93
Views: 2447

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Nothing highlighted the difference between how the Irish and how the English take their drink than at the Euro Finals in France in 2016 that followed THAT Referendum. Brits raining missiles and smashing bars on the vieux port in Marseille before getting their flabby arses whupped by Russian hooliga...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Underhill withdrawn from 6N squad with a hip problem Willis in. Christ - they're falling like flies, even though no one has played recently. Bloody good replacement though - could even strangthen the squad. Think not having Underhill will be a net loss, but excellent to be able to give a standout a...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 93
Views: 2447

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

When I sold my wholesale computer (HP and IBM) company, I retired to Quinta Do Lago in The Algarve for a few years. My experience was that the Portuguese welcomed Irish visitors openly. "Eu sou Irlandes" was an invitation to a smile. The "donkey-burger" brigade - English tourists - didn't get the s...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 24606
Views: 579221

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I hope the EU mange to sort the vaccination roll out properly and quickly. It definitely highlights the very worst kind of bureaucracy. People may remember this. You don't really though, do you? Secretly you want it to be a clusterfuck of epic proportions so you can feel smug for being British on a...
by inactionman
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37886
Views: 1655716

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Apparently there's fewer arguments on the field when there's no fans in the stadium https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jan/25/anger-management-study-suggests-lack-of-fans-has-made-players-calmer Speaking empirically I've noted less petulance in the games I've watched, which has actually been ...
by inactionman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:34 pm Ashton to wuss!
Lots of talk of the Quins environment on this thread - assume Ashton was a Gustard man then?
by inactionman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Launchbury out injured. Joe Marler out- personal problems. Ewels in, Tom West in !!!!!!! I assume I'm not the only person not entirely sure who Tom West is - not to knock him, more to say this whole covid nonsense has left me totally out of touch with club rugby. Having watched him a fair old bit a...
by inactionman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Oops.
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Oops.

Is this sort of misdiagnosis common? (Asks the layperson) One thing I learnt through the fecking awful process of losing my mum, my best mate and my father-in-law to cancer was the fact that it all seems to be a process of inference and best endeavour as to what is wrong and what can be done. It's ...
by inactionman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Oops.
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Oops.

Is this sort of misdiagnosis common? (Asks the layperson) One thing I learnt through the fecking awful process of losing my mum, my best mate and my father-in-law to cancer was the fact that it all seems to be a process of inference and best endeavour as to what is wrong and what can be done. It's n...
by inactionman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Time wasting - time penalties?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Time wasting - time penalties?

Has this ever been considered? Already players are penalised for throwing the ball away from a penalty situation or line out, to avoid the chance of a quick tap or line out. I know that I have mentally encouraged my team sitting on a slender lead to slow it down, eg taking the full time allowance f...
by inactionman
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

LTVG is BAAAAACK Odogwu is having a breakthrough season. Plus England really are in desperate need of some dynamism in midfield. I know Healey - the Austin version - can be a bit of a motormouth but he was in danger of fellating his microphone during the Bath-Wasps game. Any tackle that Odugwu didn...
by inactionman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Apparently the positive covid tests which resulted in Bath having to close Farleigh house and some of the squad self-isolate were actually clerical errors by the testing company. Now stated as false positives..

Marvellous.

Can't be too careful, but you can be too careful.
by inactionman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which movie action hero do you like to watch or be cast as?
Replies: 44
Views: 756

Re: Which movie action hero do you like to watch or be cast as?

shanky wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:11 pm
inactionman wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:09 pm Regan. In terms of fitness and approach to sobriety I'm a perfect match.

Yes, they did make a film which had a few shooters so it counts.
:lol:

Get yer knickers on.
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by inactionman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which movie action hero do you like to watch or be cast as?
Replies: 44
Views: 756

Re: Which movie action hero do you like to watch or be cast as?

Regan. In terms of fitness and approach to sobriety I'm a perfect match.

Yes, they did make a film which had a few shooters so it counts.
by inactionman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Gusatard is a no2 (literally). I’m guessing back to Saracens rather than Tigers with borthwick. Was never going to work out at quins with his Wolfpack nonsense. That nonsense won 5x Premiership titles and 3x European cups and supplied half the England team and a third of the Lions. As for Gustard g...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 32
Views: 1936

Re: Peleton alternatives

I'll just leave this here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/p ... e=Homepage

Glad to see it's got a user community amongst geriatric Irishmen.
by inactionman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish Joe Biden 46th President of the USA
Replies: 1051
Views: 18605

Re: Irish Joe Biden 46th President of the USA

Why are US politicians so keen to emphasise their Irish ancestry? So people don't think they are Pigdogs and hate them People would think they're American. As he is. It is really odd. I'm, an Irish citizen through my mother but it's not something I'd raise in any work setting. It would just be weir...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87867
Views: 4495272

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

TRP reporting that Gustard has left Quins with immediate effect :shock: Mail reporting his contract was terminated: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-9167941/Harlequins-terminate-Paul-Gustards-contract-immediate-effect.html Seems lost of Quins players are unhappy. Are Quins doing...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128969
Views: 5566437

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Trump's last speech - full of bluster and in front of fcuk all people. Never seen a man who sounds more like a broken record than him... I have been following his speeches for the best part of a year now and it is always the same thing that comes and comes and goes round in circles. At least his wo...
by inactionman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish Joe Biden 46th President of the USA
Replies: 1051
Views: 18605

Re: Irish Joe Biden 46th President of the USA

So people don't think they are Pigdogs and hate them People would think they're American. As he is. It is really odd. I'm, an Irish citizen through my mother but it's not something I'd raise in any work setting. It would just be weird. It is weird. People don’t want to hear about your ancestry when...