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  Route 220, Dublin Bus. Wednesday.
Posted by: Dartz - 09-28-2023, 02:39 PM - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (1)

It seems like it goes everywhere. But it also goes nowhere.

Get on in Finglas Village. Drive for 30 minutes. Look out the window at the desolation beyond.
Still in Finglas. But it's more than that. It's the Bleakness of it.
That Grey Dunne's Stores that's half shuttered at 18:30 in the evening.
The backarse of Ballycoolin, and another interminable age of industrial estates.
A road that might've last been resurfaced when De Valera was Taoiseach leading down to Connolly Hospital.
Taking every wrong turn possible trying to get to the Blanchardstown Centre.
Time crawls. The engine threatens to shake itself apart everytime the bus stops.
A gentleman's watching a video on gun laws and firearms made prior to 1898.
3 teenage girls are talking about their JLO's. Not Jennifer Lopez.
You finally get off after watching the continents drift beneath the wheels of the bus and look at your watch.
It's been less than an hour since you got on the poxy thing. Entire geological ages have passed in your soul.

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  Spontaneous rhyme for a freind having a very bad day
Posted by: classicdrogn - 09-22-2023, 08:05 AM - Forum: General Chatter - No Replies

For a friend who is having a special day
even if it's not the good kind
do your best in your own way
to show that you love sharing their time

I don't know who else may need to hear this, but remember that there can't be any more good days if there are no more days, and the sun still always goes down on a bad day eventually. If it's someone on this board, I check here every few hours at most and am at least willing to be ranted at in PMs if you feel like that will help.

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  Canada accuses India of extralegal killing
Posted by: robkelk - 09-19-2023, 11:56 AM - Forum: Politics and Other Fun - Replies (3)

CBC: Trudeau accuses India's government of involvement in killing of Canadian Sikh leader

TL;DR: The murdered man was a Canadian citizen, who was saying things that the Indian government did not like. Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced in Parliament that he had been informed of "credible allegations" that the Indian government was connected to the murder.

If true, then it makes me wonder when - not if - they'll do the same thing in other countries.

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  Fables (comic series) IP declared public domain by creator
Posted by: RMH999 - 09-14-2023, 07:11 PM - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (13)

Fables Intellectual Property declared public domain By Bill Willingham, the creator
Appears to be the end stage of a blow up with DC Comics

(Somewhere in England Alan Moore is raising a toast)

(Edit:  Intellectual Property is declared Public Domain, not comic (DC still owns those as Rob pointed out)

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  Greg Jein's collection to be auctioned off
Posted by: robkelk - 09-12-2023, 06:44 AM - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (1)

One piece at a time, of course.

The Register: Long-lost 1977 Star Wars X-Wing prop discovered – lock s-foils in bid position

So if you've ever wanted to own a Colonial Viper, or Captain Kirk's TOS uniform and toupee, or a... no, let's not describe the stuff from Flesh Gordon here... now's your chance. Assuming you have enough money to bid on them, of course. There's a link to the auction catalogue in the article.

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  Okay, that's a bit weird
Posted by: robkelk - 09-09-2023, 02:34 PM - Forum: General Chatter - No Replies

I had reason to look at the Member List, and discovered a side-effect of Bob's linking our old Yuku accounts to the current forums. While I'm member 23 for just these forums, I'm member 42 once the Yuku accounts are taken into consideration.

Just how many pop-culture references should one person have attached to them? Smile

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  Peter Navarro convicted of contempt of Congress
Posted by: robkelk - 09-08-2023, 06:19 AM - Forum: Politics and Other Fun - Replies (6)

AP: Peter Navarro convicted of contempt of Congress

I wasn't aware that "contempt of Congress" could be appealed to the Supreme Court...

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  Fic Updates 51 (Abraham has returned with the mustard)
Posted by: hazard - 08-31-2023, 05:57 PM - Forum: Other People's Fanfiction - Replies (72)

Sorry, cultural joke. I don't have an update.

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  Not dialogue, not a picture, not an awesome quote, but I still want to share
Posted by: classicdrogn - 08-31-2023, 04:17 AM - Forum: General Chatter - No Replies

So over on QQ the funny pictures thread got derailed for a bit with another iteration of "immprtality would suck/but think of all the awesome parts" discussions that pops up in fiction forums like Unicron vs. the Death Star in fandom-related ones, and I eventually teal deered it like this (after sveral edits for exact wording):

Extroverts: Can't understand why anyone would want immortality when everyone you know and love will leave while you live on.

Introverts: Can't understand why anyone would shun immortality when it means that you can just wait a while and everyone who keeps pestering you will leave.

For a quippy shitpost mostly aimed at hoping to end the derail by making it too ridiculous for continued argument, it's developed a lot of staying power in my brain and keeps feeling far more profound than I ever expected.

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  Song of the day, 2023/08/21
Posted by: robkelk - 08-21-2023, 06:26 PM - Forum: My Apartment Manager is not an Isekai Character - Replies (3)


Hands up, who here (besides Bob) knows what this is a reference to.

As to why it's here, I seem to recall a few displacees with acting aspirations.

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