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when will the war start ?

12 August 2017 - 11:45 AM

so, with all the posturing, and the face off between the two worst hair styles in the northern hemisphere, nay, the world, what better place than on an atomic forum to predict who blinks first ?



technically, that would seem to be more likely trump, as his comb over is far more inclined to blow into his eyes than kim's bob


i looked for the thread where i predicted this, and sure enough, back in march i wrote:


personally, my view is that trump's current plan is to start ww3 noting that america has historically always done well after world wars, and less so after lesser incursions - so first he reigns in money from foreign aid, because he doesn't want to assist foreigners spending it on defending themselves from his expansion

the "sensible" thing to do would be take on north korea, and after "success" there he will have a foothold to invade china, with the added bonus that kim jong-un may well sling his tactical nukes on the nearest obvious targets before they go down, taking the manufacturing giants of korea and japan out ofthe market, freeing up space for the 'mericans in what might be left

you heard it here first, only a month from april fools' day... i got malcolm turnbull's career path ascendancy accurately predicted over a decade before he got up, including knifing the incumbent before that was even the standard australian political promotion mechanism


there's not room on the planet for two leaders with the worst hair style



hope i'm wrong, but somewhat unsettlingly,  my middle name is nostradamus...



i have seen the future, and we're all dead

i see dead people

01 July 2017 - 10:13 AM

every new corpse tends to get their own brief thread, and then they sink down the listings like so much dust to the bottom of the vacuum bag of collected human existence


so i've decided maybe we need a consolidated thread where each new loss can be mourned, but they all get another chance for consideration with each new addition to the thread, and like a communal cemetery for the entire planet's icons of our younger days, they gain vicarious immortality and repeated exposure whenever someone else comes to the party (as it were)


so, today's nomination isn't a major player, but those of significant vintage will remember don rickles


he was commonly seen giving shit to celebrities in roasts, but my best memory is him as the conniving player in kelly's heroes - crapgame, the quartermaster who co-ordinated the supplies they needed to set out for the gold, and joined their platoon


...and the voice of mr. potato head in toy story   - what better pedigree for a guy who got famous at roasts ?



vale mr. rickles; you represent a politically incorrect, simpler world, and you will remain part of the background noise of my youth

vale, batman

11 June 2017 - 11:03 AM

pow ! zap !!


adam west is no more


wholly dead, batman !


and while i am being irreverent about the loss, i am rather touched by his death more than i would have initially thought



a bit like prince, only less musically inclined, these are people who represent the background scenery and music of my life, and each one of them going not only rubs my own mortality with an abrasive intensity, but they are memes from an age when memes didn't even have a name



that such a completely high camp farce is still instantly known by anyone of "a certain vintage" is a ticket to immortality for a man who by all accounts was a really nice guy, and well loved




r.i.p. , william west anderson  :(