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by Octavious
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 58
Replies: 60
Views: 300

Re: 20 Questions - Game 58

The contrary view would suggest that a book about the 1970 World Cup Final is not a book about Brazilian international footballers. This would be an absurd attitude. It depends on your point of view, I guess. Is Jaws a film about a shark, or a film about something else that happens to have a shark ...
by Octavious
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 58
Replies: 60
Views: 300

Re: 20 Questions - Game 58

The contrary view would suggest that a book about the 1970 World Cup Final is not a book about Brazilian international footballers. This would be an absurd attitude. It depends on your point of view, I guess. Is Jaws a film about a shark, or a film about something else that happens to have a shark ...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Round 56
Replies: 39
Views: 196

Re: 20 Questions - Round 56

Would you rather have dinner with Boromir?
by Octavious
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 27
Views: 491

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

I struggle with Rings Of Power because one of the Hobbits is Lenny Henry, and it's impossible for any Brit to watch it without thinking "that's Lenny Henry attempting some kind of Irish accent..." and it takes you right out of the universe. In terms of it being boring, I suggest you reread The Counc...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Round 55
Replies: 91
Views: 618

Re: 20 Questions - Round 55

Hamish wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:47 am
Never even heard of Futurama.....
It's essentially a cartoon sci-fi show centred around the adventures of a janitor called Scruffy. It's pretty good.
by Octavious
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: What makes your life worth living?

I like a good tabernacle as much as the next man, don't get me wrong, but I confess that neither the tabernacle of the Lord, nor the awning of Allah, nor even Buddha's basha, add significantly more worth to life. The portaloo of Pan, now... People come for the tabernacle, but they give thanks to the...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: When do y'all come to the website to play?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: When do y'all come to the website to play?

I tend to pop on as and when required, but typical times will be

1/ when on the crapper
2/ when taking public transport
3/ when making a cuppa
4/ when Mrs Oct is insisting that we watch something like Bake Off
by Octavious
Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Round 55
Replies: 91
Views: 618

Re: 20 Questions - Round 55

Ah... so we're potentially looking at a character from a famous film which had a load of not particularly well known sequels.

Guess: Is it the Robert the Bruce of the skies, commonly known as the Luck Dragon?

Question: Am I warm?
by Octavious
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: What makes your life worth living?

Philosophers would say that, wouldn't they? A class of people whose chief goal in life is to convince the rest of us that they should be well paid for sitting in a comfy chair and thinking, come up with the idea that what they happen to enjoy doing is in fact the key to human existence. The only sur...
by Octavious
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 362

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

Yeah, early days yet but touch wood. Somehow mentioning it in a thread calling for the elimination of tens of millions of people and myself seems rather appropriate in a twisted webDip kind of way
by Octavious
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 362

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

Funny you should say that. Mrs Oct had her first scan last week
by Octavious
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Uses of Bitumen 60/70
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Uses of Bitumen 60/70

I love the smell of bitumen in the morning... It smells like victory!
by Octavious
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: What makes your life worth living?

I've had a look at a few scientific papers on the subject, and there doesn't seem to be any consensus of opinion regarding money and happiness. Whatever your views, there's a scientific study to back it up. In terms of happiness, hope is a key factor, which I guess can be roughly translated as a bel...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 25 percent of the world's problems could be solved
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: 25 percent of the world's problems could be solved

Jamie is special that way, yes.
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 25 percent of the world's problems could be solved
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: 25 percent of the world's problems could be solved

Doom427 wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:08 pm
I cannot imagine the experience of seeing this without context
You just treat it as another peculiar webDip joke and either move on or comment in kind, surely?
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 362

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

I agree with Jamie that we should only eliminate 95% of psychopaths.
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 362

Re: 1% of the world's problems could be solved using KY Jelly

Only a psychopath would propose something like this. Ah, and there you have the argument Tolstoy was looking for. It is a truly moving act of selflessness for a psychopath to suggest the elimination of all psychopaths... but whilst it would indeed eliminate a lot of problems, it also eliminates a l...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 154
Views: 18426

Re: circumcision

It pains me to leave aside the massive potential for humour in these last few posts, but in all seriousness it's rather impressive for a 16 year old to have been able to approach a doctor with the issue that his dick wasn't working properly. I imagine most men of that age would have avoided doing so...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 362

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

I have been reliably informed by various experts in the field that there exists within psychiatry a consensus of opinion that not all psychopaths are French. I withdraw my last comment.
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 362

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

If entertaining the death of 78 million is a separate things? You monster! There's nothing entertaining about killing tens of millions of people! How dare you use such language! Tolstoy makes a heartfelt plea based on the compassionate euthanasia of those poor souls unable to make a positive impact...