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by Octavious
Wed Mar 22, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 311
Views: 10601

Re: War, what is it good for?

Good news, everyone! We're now apparently supplying Ukraine with depleted uranium ammunition, which will happily scatter this highly toxic heavy metal across Ukraine's green and pleasant land in the name of freedom! This will make a fine accompaniment to all the landmines and unexploded shells that ...
by Octavious
Mon Mar 20, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 99!
Replies: 60
Views: 407

Re: 20 Questions - Game 99!

Is he typically known by something more than just his given name, such as a nickname or some kind of honorific?

Examples could include Vlad the Impaler, Æthelred the Unready, Conan the Barbarian, and Dora the Explorer
by Octavious
Mon Mar 20, 2023 12:39 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 99!
Replies: 60
Views: 407

Re: 20 Questions - Game 99!

Sounding suspiciously like Robert the Bruce ;)
by Octavious
Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 311
Views: 10601

Re: War, what is it good for?

Whilst we're talking about propaganda and the unmasking of the painful reality of the situation in Ukraine behind the usual narrative that it is just Russia suffering from poor morale and sending poorly trained cannon fodder to the front, let's have a brief aside and have a look at the world of the ...
by Octavious
Sat Mar 18, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 311
Views: 10601

Re: War, what is it good for?

In fairness to her, when you come from a political background that paints pretty much everyone as an imperialist it becomes near impossible to not take the side of some of the imperialists in a major diplomatic spat. As for US conspiracies, surely the US manoeuvring to maintain an advantage over Rus...
by Octavious
Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 311
Views: 10601

Re: War, what is it good for?

https://twitter.com/ClareDalyMEP/status/1636340993585823746?t=19rnhCuVq3MvqlKGU1uwSg&s=19 As a fellow Irish leftist, i have to say i have been extremely dissappointed in Clare Daly this last year. Wish she had stuck to national politics instead of going to Brussels. Disappointed in what sense? She ...
by Octavious
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 311
Views: 10601

Re: War, what is it good for?

The truth rears its ugly head https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/03/17/ukrainian-commander-has-revealed-true-scale-losses-paid-price/ By James Kilner 17 March 2023 • 5:11pm The battalion commander, known by his call sign Kupol, gave an unusually frank assessment of Ukrainian losses in an in...
by Octavious
Wed Mar 15, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XX Questions - Game XCVIII
Replies: 64
Views: 416

Re: XX Questions - Game XCVIII

han-shahanshah wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2023 2:04 am
I think we’re really close on geography. It might be worth it to turn to profession.
Do you? I must have missed the bit where we got close. I haven't the foggiest
by Octavious
Tue Mar 14, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Pie Day (or pi day)
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Happy Pie Day (or pi day)

Pah! Pi day is the 22 of July, or 22/7.

14/3 isn't remotely pi-ish, although there's a good argument for making the 31st of April vegan pi day ;)
by Octavious
Mon Mar 13, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Forum moderation/activity discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 1303

Re: Forum moderation/activity discussion

One would never be so cruel. How very dare you

https://images.app.goo.gl/nB1AymzrhvLde1UAA
by Octavious
Mon Mar 13, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Forum moderation/activity discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 1303

Re: Forum moderation/activity discussion

so then make it so that only donors can upload images. youll literally get my money and probably hundreds of other people Hey, that's not a bad thought. It would be a lovely thought, but people can already post links to scenes of graphic scenes violence, such as this https://twitter.com/MikeWag4707...
by Octavious
Mon Mar 13, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Capitol Rioters did nothing wrong
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: The Capitol Rioters did nothing wrong

Things like this, you mean?

https://twitter.com/ChuckCallesto/statu ... 4hUNw&s=19

It's certainly a different perspective that diverges rather strongly from the media narrative. Is it genuine?
by Octavious
Mon Mar 13, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am resigning as Archduke of Hell
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: I am resigning as Archduke of Hell

It is fun to observe that, even though people will insist that he doesn't look like it at all, people instinctively know exactly which part of Gary's head doesn't in any way resemble exactly which part of the cup ;) .
by Octavious
Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:59 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XX Questions - Game XCVII
Replies: 188
Views: 1521

Re: XX Questions - Game XCVII

So, the first link clearly refers to the parrot as a he "There, he moved" "No he didn't...! As does the second "He's not dead, squire, he's resting" (around the 2m30s mark) So clearly the parrot is referred to often as a "he" regardless of which version of the sketch it happens to be. However, the p...
by Octavious
Mon Mar 13, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XX Questions - Game XCVII
Replies: 188
Views: 1521

Re: XX Questions - Game XCVII

Ahhh... I should have read the question rather than relying on Jamie's summary of it on the list :razz:
by Octavious
Mon Mar 13, 2023 8:18 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XX Questions - Game XCVII
Replies: 188
Views: 1521

Re: XX Questions - Game XCVII

But parrots are warm blooded :razz:. Warm blooded refers to the creature's metabolic process (be it real or imaginary) and not the physical temperature of the blood at a certain moment in time. Otherwise you would call Robert the Bruce, and any dead person, cold blooded which is ridiculous. Besides ...
by Octavious
Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 311
Views: 10601

Re: War, what is it good for?

Win by retaking the Donbas and Crimea? Almost certainly not. And even if it could it would find itself fighting against not only the Russians but a civilian population that is pro-Russian, doesn't want anything to do with Ukraine, and is terrified of the new Ukrainian laws against collaboration whic...
by Octavious
Sun Mar 12, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XX Questions - Game XCVII
Replies: 188
Views: 1521

Re: XX Questions - Game XCVII

Douglas Adam's sentient puddle would be good if not for the TV series answer... or the whale or bowl of petunias if not for the book answer...