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edited December 2019 in General

imagepoliticalbetting.com » Blog Archive » Occasionally 52% of voters have impeccable judgment, here’s the proof

Turns out 52% of the country are wise. https://t.co/Ais2UKHVqr

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  • kyf_100kyf_100 Posts: 2,016
    I demand a people's vote
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429
    And finally...
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 1,409
    If it's not a Christmas movie how come the hero's estranged wife lives in *Santa* Monica?

    Killer point, no?
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429
    IshmaelZ said:

    If it's not a Christmas movie how come the hero's estranged wife lives in *Santa* Monica?

    Killer point, no?

    But John McClane never said yo ho ho, motherfucker....
  • I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.
  • rcs1000rcs1000 Posts: 30,280
    IshmaelZ said:

    If it's not a Christmas movie how come the hero's estranged wife lives in *Santa* Monica?

    Killer point, no?

    And is called Holly.
  • Yi-pi-ki-yay, melon farmer (dubbed version).

    What is a common starter at Christmas meals?

    Melon.

    I rest my case.
  • RobDRobD Posts: 44,318
    It’s as Christmassy as pineapple pizza
  • isamisam Posts: 30,713
    Banterman said:

    The bloke that wrote it came out last week and said it's a Christmas movie. 52% are wrong.

    Maybe his comments were only 'advisory'
  • rcs1000rcs1000 Posts: 30,280
    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?
  • rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    Yes to the FIRST and fifth question.

    The setting also.
  • OmniumOmnium Posts: 3,937
    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    I presume its like xmas jumpers. Brilliant when noone cares, but sort of awful when anyones watching.

    Die Hard is a weird exception in that there's no smug girl. Otherwise I'd have said a smug girl was essential. (Perhaps in life too :))
  • welshowlwelshowl Posts: 4,192
    alexm said:

    On behalf of those who think it is a Xmas movie, let's demand we continuously rehold this poll until we get the answer we want...

    Of course it is. I read about it in Time magazine.
  • Clearly this is another of TSE's many delusions.

    Empire Magazine not only had Die Hard as a Christmas film but, moreover, had a poll which showed it was the number 1 Christmas film of all time.

    I assume this thread header is yet another sign that TSE dislikes both polls and experts.
  • Clearly this is another of TSE's many delusions.

    Empire Magazine not only had Die Hard as a Christmas film but, moreover, had a poll which showed it was the number 1 Christmas film of all time.

    I assume this thread header is yet another sign that TSE dislikes both polls and experts.

    That was a voodoo poll, the YouGov poll is a properly weighted poll.
  • TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 80,846
    edited December 2019
    I take back everything I said about VAR yesterday, VAR is brilliant.

    #LFCFanTalking
  • Gabs3Gabs3 Posts: 747
    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    One question: is the movie's central narrative explicitly talking about "the spirit of Christmas"
  • rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    A Christmas film is something you can watch with very young children, Die Hard falls on that count.
  • I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.

    The truth is often predictable.
  • I take back everything I said about VAR yesterday, VAR is brilliant.

    #LFCFanTalking

    Both decisions were correct. Shame for Wolves maybe, but that is fairness and I am most definitely not a LFC supporter, Man Utd since 1954
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 17,073
    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?
  • Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.


  • 1-16 is the best price anyone is offering incase anyone wants free money.
  • OmniumOmnium Posts: 3,937

    I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.

    The truth is often predictable.
    Wouldn't you worry a little about the question?

    "Die Hard is not a Xmas film?"
  • SandpitSandpit Posts: 25,211
    alexm said:

    On behalf of those who think it is a Xmas movie, let's demand we continuously rehold this poll until we get the answer we want...

    Welcome to PB, and great first post!
  • PulpstarPulpstar Posts: 57,912
    LiVARpool dead certs now
  • Omnium said:

    I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.

    The truth is often predictable.
    Wouldn't you worry a little about the question?

    "Die Hard is not a Xmas film?"
    The question asked by YouGov was

    'Is a movie that takes place at Christmas time, but is not about Christmas itself, a Christmas movie'
  • OmniumOmnium Posts: 3,937

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Just watch the first one Cyclefree - there is no doubt whatsoever that you'll enjoy it. (Perhaps that's the trick for xmas films - everyone likes them)
  • Am tempted to have a nibble on Wolves at 32 on Betfair to win this match.
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 17,073

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
  • FloaterFloater Posts: 10,215
    edited December 2019
    What a world eh

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/tory-councillor-exposes-spate-anti-semitic-graffiti-synagogue/

    Police patrols increase at London synagogue in wake of New York stabbings after anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on shop fronts
  • isamisam Posts: 30,713

    Omnium said:

    I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.

    The truth is often predictable.
    Wouldn't you worry a little about the question?

    "Die Hard is not a Xmas film?"
    The question asked by YouGov was

    'Is a movie that takes place at Christmas time, but is not about Christmas itself, a Christmas movie'
    I haven't seen any of the Die Hard's, but on that criteria, is Trading Places a Christmas film?
  • FloaterFloater Posts: 10,215
    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    oh yes
  • OmniumOmnium Posts: 3,937

    Omnium said:

    I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.

    The truth is often predictable.
    Wouldn't you worry a little about the question?

    "Die Hard is not a Xmas film?"
    The question asked by YouGov was

    'Is a movie that takes place at Christmas time, but is not about Christmas itself, a Christmas movie'
    So where are your numbers coming from?

  • FloaterFloater Posts: 10,215
    alexm said:

    On behalf of those who think it is a Xmas movie, let's demand we continuously rehold this poll until we get the answer we want...

    +1000
  • Floater said:

    What a world eh

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/tory-councillor-exposes-spate-anti-semitic-graffiti-synagogue/

    Police patrols increase at London synagogue in wake of New York stabbings after anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on shop fronts

    When Trump heard people chanting 'Jews will not replace us' he said they were very fine people, what a world indeed.
  • Omnium said:

    Omnium said:

    I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.

    The truth is often predictable.
    Wouldn't you worry a little about the question?

    "Die Hard is not a Xmas film?"
    The question asked by YouGov was

    'Is a movie that takes place at Christmas time, but is not about Christmas itself, a Christmas movie'
    So where are your numbers coming from?

    Here

    https://bit.ly/2rC7W2i
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 17,073

    Floater said:

    What a world eh

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/tory-councillor-exposes-spate-anti-semitic-graffiti-synagogue/

    Police patrols increase at London synagogue in wake of New York stabbings after anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on shop fronts

    When Trump heard people chanting 'Jews will not replace us' he said they were very fine people, what a world indeed.
    There should be lots of CCTV in the area where these disgusting attacks took place. Let’s hope the low-lifes responsible are caught and punished.
  • tlg86tlg86 Posts: 12,994

    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    A Christmas film is something you can watch with very young children, Die Hard falls on that count.
    One of the first movies I watched as a child was Die Hard 2. I guess it was the planes that I liked, but the first one is the best of the films.
  • QuincelQuincel Posts: 2,832

    Am tempted to have a nibble on Wolves at 32 on Betfair to win this match.

    I had the Bet365 'Bet before the match, get an in-play free bet' on Arsenal v Chelsea. Pre-match bet on Chelsea winning, in-play bet after 20 minutes on Arsenal winning 1-0.

    Quite the rollercoaster in the end...
  • OmniumOmnium Posts: 3,937

    Omnium said:

    Omnium said:

    I haven't clicked the article. Just reading through Vanilla.

    I know what the subject is and who wrote it.

    Mr. Eagles, thou art predictable.

    The truth is often predictable.
    Wouldn't you worry a little about the question?

    "Die Hard is not a Xmas film?"
    The question asked by YouGov was

    'Is a movie that takes place at Christmas time, but is not about Christmas itself, a Christmas movie'
    So where are your numbers coming from?

    Here

    https://bit.ly/2rC7W2i
    Ah I see.

    In fact here;

    https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2017/12/07/die-hard-not-christmas-movie

    And the question doesn't have the negative and potential double negative.

  • TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 80,846
    edited December 2019
    Cyclefree said:

    Floater said:

    What a world eh

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/tory-councillor-exposes-spate-anti-semitic-graffiti-synagogue/

    Police patrols increase at London synagogue in wake of New York stabbings after anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on shop fronts

    When Trump heard people chanting 'Jews will not replace us' he said they were very fine people, what a world indeed.
    There should be lots of CCTV in the area where these disgusting attacks took place. Let’s hope the low-lifes responsible are caught and punished.
    Next month is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, time for some wall to wall coverage about the Holocaust.
  • Quincel said:

    Am tempted to have a nibble on Wolves at 32 on Betfair to win this match.

    I had the Bet365 'Bet before the match, get an in-play free bet' on Arsenal v Chelsea. Pre-match bet on Chelsea winning, in-play bet after 20 minutes on Arsenal winning 1-0.

    Quite the rollercoaster in the end...
    You should be thanking Craig Pawson.
  • VAR works well in Rugby, which is a far more complex game. It does however benefit from a governing authority that is moderately competent, whereas the the FA, as we all know, stands for effing awful.
  • JonathanJonathan Posts: 13,950

    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    A Christmas film is something you can watch with very young children, Die Hard falls on that count.
    So does A Christmas Carol on that Criteria. Die Hard is a Christmas film now, the more you argue it isn’t at this time of year, the more it becomes part of the tradition. It is the Die Hard deniers that have made it a Christmas film. Ironic.
  • ydoethurydoethur Posts: 26,335

    Cyclefree said:

    Floater said:

    What a world eh

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/tory-councillor-exposes-spate-anti-semitic-graffiti-synagogue/

    Police patrols increase at London synagogue in wake of New York stabbings after anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on shop fronts

    When Trump heard people chanting 'Jews will not replace us' he said they were very fine people, what a world indeed.
    There should be lots of CCTV in the area where these disgusting attacks took place. Let’s hope the low-lifes responsible are caught and punished.
    Next month is the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz, time for some wall to wall coverage about the Holocaust.
    Presumably you mean, the liberation of Auschwitz? It had been operating as a concentration camp since 1939 and as an extermination camp since August 1941.
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 33,197
    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
  • TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 80,846
    edited December 2019
    ydoethur said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Floater said:

    What a world eh

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/29/tory-councillor-exposes-spate-anti-semitic-graffiti-synagogue/

    Police patrols increase at London synagogue in wake of New York stabbings after anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on shop fronts

    When Trump heard people chanting 'Jews will not replace us' he said they were very fine people, what a world indeed.
    There should be lots of CCTV in the area where these disgusting attacks took place. Let’s hope the low-lifes responsible are caught and punished.
    Next month is the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz, time for some wall to wall coverage about the Holocaust.
    Presumably you mean, the liberation of Auschwitz? It had been operating as a concentration camp since 1939 and as an extermination camp since August 1941.
    Yeah that.
  • isamisam Posts: 30,713
    The good thing about this is stuff is that learning about the birds and the bees continues into your forties... I have no idea what’s going on here, who got pregnant, how it happened, anything


  • Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    Ah the anthem of the EU.
  • Pulpstar said:

    LiVARpool dead certs now

    The only danger is Watford.
  • Luckyguy1983Luckyguy1983 Posts: 10,319

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    Is Ode to Joy in the original? It's been ages since I've seen them. I thought that was in the bank vault one. Need to watch again.
  • MattWMattW Posts: 2,947
    edited December 2019

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    Ah the anthem of the EU.
    In a burning building from which everyone is trying to escape...

    (And yes it is a Christmas film; TSE is in a huff because he probably ate a pizza with pineapple a week ago and enjoyed it.)
  • ydoethurydoethur Posts: 26,335
    Anyhoo, in important statistical news of today, I have completed my massive database comparing Labour’s results in Wales with their results the last time they won a majority.

    The results were - interesting. Possibly too interesting to do them full justice in a thread header. They were also not quite what I had expected. However, I can see a few possible implications for the punters among us.

    So I will see if I can pull something together over the next few days.
  • John McClane's limo driver Argyle listens to this during the film:

  • Die Hard 2 is also a Christmas movie. It even has snow :)
  • Jonathan said:

    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    A Christmas film is something you can watch with very young children, Die Hard falls on that count.
    So does A Christmas Carol on that Criteria. Die Hard is a Christmas film now, the more you argue it isn’t at this time of year, the more it becomes part of the tradition. It is the Die Hard deniers that have made it a Christmas film. Ironic.
    I agree with Jonathan!
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    I think just the first would be sufficient for Ms. Cyclefree.
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    One of his finest roles - though I thought his Obadiah Slope in the Barchester Chronicles was if anything more chilling...
  • Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    Ah the anthem of the EU.
    "Hey babe, I negotiate million dollar deals for breakfast. I think I can handle this Eurotrash." :lol:
  • DavidLDavidL Posts: 29,743
    This poll presumably determines matters for a generation. Or just over 5 years as we say in Scotland.
  • DavidLDavidL Posts: 29,743
    MattW said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    Ah the anthem of the EU.
    In a burning building from which everyone is trying to escape...

    (And yes it is a Christmas film; TSE is in a huff because he probably ate a pizza with pineapple a week ago and enjoyed it.)
    Burning building, everyone trying to escape, Ode to Joy. It’s growing on me.
  • MattW said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    Ah the anthem of the EU.
    In a burning building from which everyone is trying to escape...

    (And yes it is a Christmas film; TSE is in a huff because he probably ate a pizza with pineapple a week ago and enjoyed it.)
    "If this is their idea of Christmas, I *gotta* be here for New Year's." :lol:
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429
    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    What about Bad Santa ?
  • Nigelb said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    One of his finest roles - though I thought his Obadiah Slope in the Barchester Chronicles was if anything more chilling...
    "I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I'm moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite!"
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429

    Nigelb said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    It has the Best. Baddy. Ever. Alan Rickman, your light forever shines.

    And Ode to Joy in the soundtraack.
    One of his finest roles - though I thought his Obadiah Slope in the Barchester Chronicles was if anything more chilling...
    "I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I'm moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite!"
    I don’t recall that from the Trollope...
  • I'd like to know if TSE thinks Home Alone is a Christmas movie.

    Die Hard is as Christmassy as Chris Rea's Driving Home for Christmas. The YouGov doesn't apply as Die Hard is about Christmas. It is about one cop saving the day to get home for Christmas.
  • DavidL said:

    This poll presumably determines matters for a generation. Or just over 5 years as we say in Scotland.

    "It's Christmas, Theo. It's the time of miracles. So be of good cheer... and call me when you hit the last lock."
  • DavidLDavidL Posts: 29,743

    I'd like to know if TSE thinks Home Alone is a Christmas movie.

    Die Hard is as Christmassy as Chris Rea's Driving Home for Christmas. The YouGov doesn't apply as Die Hard is about Christmas. It is about one cop saving the day to get home for Christmas.

    We watched Home Alone on Christmas Eve. Instead of Miracle on 34th Street. Democracy is seriously overrated.
  • Nigelb said:

    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    What about Bad Santa ?
    "Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."
  • DavidLDavidL Posts: 29,743
    I’ve had a pretty good run over the last few years. Indyref, Brexit, 2.5 general elections out of 3, but being outvoted on Christmas Eve, put it all into perspective. Gives me a better insight into how Alastair feels.
  • I'd like to know if TSE thinks Home Alone is a Christmas movie.

    Die Hard is as Christmassy as Chris Rea's Driving Home for Christmas. The YouGov doesn't apply as Die Hard is about Christmas. It is about one cop saving the day to get home for Christmas.

    "All right, listen up guys. 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except... the four assholes coming in the rear in standard two-by-two cover formation." :lol:
  • Nigelb said:

    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    What about Bad Santa ?
    "Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."
    I have that as my Christmas jumper. Even has bullet holes in. I bought it when I was forced to wear a Christmas jumper by a democratic vote on the dress code for a watch chrimbo piss up a few years ago. . I am not very chrismassy.
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429
    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    No love for The Third Man ?
    (Apart from Brief Encounter, fine choices.)
  • rcs1000rcs1000 Posts: 30,280

    OK GUYS, THIS THREAD IS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR. I'M MOVING EVERYTHING OVER TO THE NEW SERVER, AND THIS IS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

    SORRY FOLKS

  • rcs1000 said:

    OK GUYS, THIS THREAD IS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR. I'M MOVING EVERYTHING OVER TO THE NEW SERVER, AND THIS IS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

    SORRY FOLKS

    No......don't do it Robert! I was just about to post the best post ever.....AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
  • JonathanJonathan Posts: 13,950
    rcs1000 said:

    OK GUYS, THIS THREAD IS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR. I'M MOVING EVERYTHING OVER TO THE NEW SERVER, AND THIS IS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

    SORRY FOLKS

    So we can tell the truth and the Internet will forget? Let’s go for it.
  • BarnesianBarnesian Posts: 5,679
    Last?
  • PulpstarPulpstar Posts: 57,912
    Barnesian said:

    Last?

    Maybe..
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 17,073
    edited December 2019
    So where does one find the new discussion on vanillacommunity.com because can never access the comments on the main site?
  • CyclefreeCyclefree Posts: 17,073
    Nigelb said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    No love for The Third Man ?
    (Apart from Brief Encounter, fine choices.)
    The Third Man is brilliant. Definitely in my top 10.
  • rcs1000rcs1000 Posts: 30,280
    Yes well... That all messed up.

    And it was due to Vanilla. (No great surprise.)

    I'm reversing the changes and this should appear again to all momentarily...
  • rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    A Christmas film is something you can watch with very young children, Die Hard falls on that count.
    So does Gremlins. Another clearly Christmas Movie.
  • rcs1000rcs1000 Posts: 30,280
    Cyclefree said:

    So where does one find the new discussion on vanillacommunity.com because can never access the comments on the main site?

    http://politicalbetting.vanillacommunity.com
  • OMG what have you done to Wordpress?

    I'm sure there's an analogy to be made about this upgrade and Brexit.
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429
    Cyclefree said:

    Nigelb said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    No love for The Third Man ?
    (Apart from Brief Encounter, fine choices.)
    The Third Man is brilliant. Definitely in my top 10.
    Cyclefree said:

    Nigelb said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Cyclefree said:

    Is this a film I should even bother seeing?

    Yes, it is a very fine film, just not a Christmas film.

    Just watch the first three films of the franchise, films four and five are shite.
    Isn’t it a ..... um ..... adventure film? With Bruce Willis?

    Bear in mind my top 4 perfect films are Casablanca, Brief Encounter, Some Like It Hot and Dr Strangelove. With honourable mentions for Don’t Look Now, Cinema Paradiso and Godfather 1 & 2.

    It....er, well, does not really seem to be for me .......
    No love for The Third Man ?
    (Apart from Brief Encounter, fine choices.)
    The Third Man is brilliant. Definitely in my top 10.
    Brief Encounter is a fine film - just not in my top ten, I’m afraid.
  • Jonathan said:

    rcs1000 said:

    OK GUYS, THIS THREAD IS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR. I'M MOVING EVERYTHING OVER TO THE NEW SERVER, AND THIS IS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

    SORRY FOLKS

    So we can tell the truth and the Internet will forget? Let’s go for it.
    I'm in love with you.
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429
    Barnesian said:

    Last?

    The competition to have the last word is by some way more futile than the one to bag a First....
  • TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 80,846
    edited December 2019

    rcs1000 said:

    So: what defines an Xmas movie?

    Is it the presence of Santa Claus?
    Is it an uplifting moral?
    Is it the existence of characters who think they deserve something for nothing?
    Is it the presence of an older, overweight actor?
    Is it the timing of the movie?

    A Christmas film is something you can watch with very young children, Die Hard falls on that count.
    So does Gremlins. Another clearly Christmas Movie.
    My kids have watched Gremlins from a very young age.

    I'd ban all children from watching that film because I was driven up the wall with the conversation 'Daddy I want a real Mogwai for my birthday/Christmas present'
  • nunu2nunu2 Posts: 1,418
    Jonathan said:

    rcs1000 said:

    OK GUYS, THIS THREAD IS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR. I'M MOVING EVERYTHING OVER TO THE NEW SERVER, AND THIS IS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

    SORRY FOLKS

    So we can tell the truth and the Internet will forget? Let’s go for it.
    I just discovered the SDP, I really like them. 😇
  • NigelbNigelb Posts: 19,429

    OMG what have you done to Wordpress?

    I'm sure there's an analogy to be made about this upgrade and Brexit.

    Robert is not going to fix Brexit.



    As far as I know...
  • BarnesianBarnesian Posts: 5,679
    edited December 2019
    Nigelb said:

    Barnesian said:

    Last?

    The competition to have the last word is by some way more futile than the one to bag a First....
    I thought this was a unique opportunity as PB went down for good. My "last?" would appear forever, etched as an image on the event horizon of the PB black hole.
  • What do these songs have in common? -

    Winter Wonderland
    Christmas In Hollis
    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!
    Jingle Bells

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