2019-03-12

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[personal profile] icon_uk2019-03-12 10:07 am

Mod Post: Off-Topic Tuesday

In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat among yourselves.

It's yet ANOTHER pivotal week in the Brexit farrago, with the first decisive vote tonight. The Maybot has been running around in perhaps the most definitive case of permative negotiations, and after a suitably dramatic last ditch flight to Brussels yesterday has come back claiming that new guarantees have been agreed, which others have already pointed out were already there on the existing document.

Friday coming is "Comic Relief Red Nose Day" in the UK (And after the previous few days I suspect we'll bloody well need some) the charity telethon/event.

It's 30 years to the day since Tim Berners-Lee (now SIR Tim) submitted a document to his boss about a proposed means to share digital information, which is seen as the foundation of the creation of the World Wide Web. In an open letter he expressed his dismay at the way that it was being used and abused, with particular concern about data breaches and deliberate attempts to manipulate voters.

A Fox News host, one Tucker Carlson, is accused of misogyny and racism after old audios of his calls to a phone in show (featuring someone called "Bubba the Love Sponge"), has invited anyone who disagrees with his frankly outrageous comments to come on his show. (If you want to read his comments follow the link, but I'd add a trigger warning for sexism, misogyny and discussions of underage sex)

The POTUS 45 Administration is considering  cut of 7.1 billion in education budget. It's unlikely to pass, but says a LOT about priorities.

Several countries (Australia and Singapore) have made the decision to ban the Boeing 737 Max aircraft from their airspace after the second fatal crash in less than five months (though it should be noted there is no evidence of a link yet). Other countries have taken varied actions

Duck Tales had it's first episode for a couple of months (and the last until May), and it was a corker, giving us the story of what Della Duck, sister to Donald, mother to the triplets and adventurer in her own right, had been doing since her rocket crashed on the moon shortly before the triplets hatched. Managed to be funny, exciting and heartbreaking without breaking a sweat and Paget Brewster's rather eccentric Della was a delight.

Finished watching Seraph of the End, which ambled along in a not terribly surprising manner. "Oh look, everyone in power is a malevolent bag of dicks" is hardly a twist no-one saw coming. Apparently there might yet be a season 3.Started to watch "The Order" on Netflix, but gave up after the third episode (and that was a slog). Bland with a side-order of dull..

But to end on an up note, we have a new trailer for Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens!

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[personal profile] thanekos2019-03-12 09:45 pm

Batman'd subdued the Shadow with electricity.

(He'd done it in Crime Alley.)

The killer they'd been after, the Stag, had escaped them.

Batman wanted that horned fiend quantified.

And constrained, of course. )