And when things turned to shit, they discovered Labour´s salaried class professionals preferred clinking champagne flutes with the investment class and kissing the asses of bankers to doing anything to help them
"...I decided to watch several hours of Trump speeches for myself. I saw the man ramble and boast and threaten.....But I also noticed something surprising. In each of the speeches I watched, Trump spent a good part of his time talking about an entirely legitimate issue, one that could even be called leftwing. Yes, Donald Trump talked about trade..."
They can already beat Garry Kasparov at chess
Your 'Rise of the Machines' nightmare app needs a critical update. Get with the 21st Century, Grandad!
Didn't have time to dig these links out earlier:
I don't have a link, but there's also anecdotal evidence that the parts of the brain that tend to get damaged in hits are, in part, the ones that govern risk-taking behaviour. Very crudely speaking, concussions tend to have the effect of making you go right back to doing whatever it was that gave you the concussions, because the part of your brain that would otherwise tell you that that's a bad idea has been put out of action. It's a negative feedback loop.
Though I have to say using 'bear-knuckles' sounds pretty dangerous!
Well, not if you're the bear....
I can't remember where I first heard this, but apparently boxing has caused more brain injuries since the introduction of padded gloves, because before then, your average pugilist could only land a small number of blows to the head without shredding his knuckles and wrecking his wrist.
Boxing also has the 'standing eight-count', where a boxer who has taken a heavy hit can take eight seconds to shake it off before going back for more, which makes it more dangerous than, for example, MMA, where the match is over if you are unable to defend yourself.
What's to stop rugby players wearing body armour and helmets like gridiron players, hockey players ...
Helmets haven't stopped gridiron players suffering very badly from concussion. There's even a Will Smith film about it.
Concussion is one (terrible) consequence of a sporting life, but check in with any elite athlete and middle age is a mess of deteriorating joints and ongoing pain.
Yes, but literally losing your ability to think straight and control yourself is in a different league.
It's the spawn of rock music as drone, you can drop it into a modern DJ set, it's everything.
This. Nothing much to add except that this came out in 1966. Two short years earlier, they were releasing fluff like 'can't buy me love'. That tickles me and mildly blows my mind. Now, let's all get up , and dance to a tune that was a hit before your mother was born.
I have an original copy of 'Revolver' on vinyl. Thanks for the lend, mum and dad! I'll give it back soon!
you can drop it into a modern DJ set
Like this? (runs and hides)
in talking with some of the people who were on the show they also knew they were mocking various genres and that was a big part of its charm.
I think the difference is between 'affectionate-teasing-coming-from-a-place-of-love-but-c'mon-really-this-shit-is-ridiculous', and 'hur-hur-look-at-the-stupid'. No prizes for guessing which one generally ends up as a better product.
'Deadpool' is the latest example. An irreverant send-up R-rated superhero film with a main character who constantly breaks the fourth wall. 10 years in development hell, and needed the 'accidental' leaking of test footage to kickstart it out. It's now taken US$609.8m (and rising) at the box office...
Isn’t this the Golden Age of TV?
It is, if you're commissioning programming in the US.
As my wife observed recently, UK TV commissioning is stuck in the '90's - high cost costume drama (War and Peace, this year), or any number of police procedurals (plus the usual low cost dross- property porn and reality shows). In contrast to the US, it is very risk- and experiment-averse.
Given Russell's comment about the 'tart-with-a-heart' character, it sounds like NZ TV commissioning is stuck in the early '80's....
I have just watched a few episodes of Xena Warrior Princess
Context. All of these shows (and Dr Who is another example) need to be seen in the context of the time of original broadcast. A show with an unapologetically bad-ass arse-kicking female warrior as the lead, without her needing to be rescued by a man? Pretty left-field back in the '90's.
A show about an old man who travels through time and space in a police box? Try pitching that as a brand-new concept now, and see how far you get.
We tried re-watching E.T. recently. For a classically beloved children's film that earned approximately all the money when it was first released, it's remarkably slow and dull. Techniques of story-telling and filming move on, and audience expectations adjust accordingly.