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Yes, a death is a death. It can also be said he died doing what he loved and belived in, no matter how misguided he beliefs were. Everyone who's realy read up on it knows the world isn't flat, it really rests un the back of a gigant turtle and hence it's curved.

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One study in America found that only 66% of 18 to 24 yr olds believe the Earth is round.  ajb007/biggrin

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A triumph of American schools and the internet!  ajb007/biggrin

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JTM wrote:

Well everyone loves a good spoon  ajb007/wink

It's a spoon? I thought it was a giant sperm  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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But remember, stupidity knows no borders!
Why don't more members meet up here tonight to drink different types of alcohol to rejoyse in shared stupidity? Personally I've never needed alcohol to do dumb things, a blessing considering Norwegian alcohol prices.  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin

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I love all these conspiracy theories , Flat Earth, Hollow Earth, Nazi complex in Antarctica 
Fake Moon Landings etc  ajb007/cheers

as for the Giant Sperm, Looks normal size to me  ajb007/takecover

I've given up on  Picard , it so slow moving, Patrick Stewart looks frail, and the ethos is 180%
from what Gene Roddenberry envisage.

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(Thunderbird 2 pours himself a double Jamesons, his hands shaking.
Holly is watching him, and looks concerned, wide eyes ears alert.
Freddy is gently nudging his Mother, as though to prompt her into action.)

I have just been to the tributes thread. Going in there is bad enough, having to post something is awful!!
(Holds up glass.) Rest in peace Dr Couper. You opened the eyes of thousands of kids to the wonders of the Galaxy.
As one of them, Thank You. 

(Cries, farts, blows nose, then double takes at Holly.). Oh that is sweet of You two but I'll be ok.

DSC is crap on a stick. Simple as that. Was unspecified by-product of the alimentary system from the off.
PIC is worse because it started rather well, began with some promise, but I can't believe how bad it was this week.

There really is nothing in the telly now, what with Thunderbirds Are Go is finally finished.

Anyone else want something? (Finishes drink puts bittle back.)

This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?

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A Coke Zero, please. Sorry about Dr. Sheldon Coo …  I mean Dr Couper. She was portrayed in the movie Hidden Figures, right?

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I'm quite enjoying Picard. Must be me.

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What have you done to anoyed Pickard, Barbel? Where is Picard, did he baldly go to the bar next door - The Quiet Lazer and the Green Girl?

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ajb007/lol  Possibly.

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ajb007/lol He was probably asked to leave because the amount of " Fs" bombs he was dropping
all over his new show. Even though as pointed out in Star Trek 4 .... SWEARING had not
been used since the late 20/21st century.
Picard and Discovery all show a dystopian future which is at odds with the ethos of ST.
Money had been done away with, Hunger was a thing of the past and all races in the federation
were are good terms with each other.
Gene Roddenberry due to his experiences in the war, wanted to show a hopeful future for mankind.
Showing the different races working together on the bridge of the enterprise.
Now we have graphic violence  ( as in the start of episode 5, which looked like something from a SAW movie )
it's just all Crap ( In my opinion anyway )  ajb007/wink  it has a second series in production, mainly because it was
so expensive to make.
I'll stick to The Orville, which is more in keeping to the values and ethos of the original Star Trek.  A bright
hope filled future for us all.  ajb007/cheers

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You've put a lot more thought into it than I have, TP.

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Live long and prosper  ajb007/wink

There's  also the incest  Romulan Bro and
Sister story ( don't know  where that's
Going ) .... I find it all a bit  yucky!

Also in Picard they seem to have forgotten
That phases have a stun setting  ajb007/biggrin  you
Don't have to kill everyone.

Picard has an Irish Romulan house keeper !
Mrs Doyle, I presume. Don't  get me wrong
It's nice to know there was an Irish  community
On Romulan, it's just up till  now they've all
Sounded American. Picard flew across the universe  to find a special Romulan fighter ?
Didn't he notice how his house keeper  and
His valet both took out a special forces  unit by themselves,  They could have saved one entire episode by just bringing  Mrs Doyle along.


Rant over,  normal service  will resume.

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Today A big searchlight showed up in the sky, possibly mounted on the ridge of a mountain. I seem to remember some kind of big light in the sky months ago, but I can't be sure. Could it be linked to the white layer on the ground? My first thought was it could be snow, but snow stays on the ground all winter, but this stuff only stays a day or two. Strange days …..

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Landlord, I'll have what he's having.

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The big light only peeked over the mountain for about  half an hour. It looked really pretty.  ajb007/smile

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I read this week that for the new Batman
Film, they had to bring in water tankers, as
Glasgow  wasn't wet enough !  ajb007/smile

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I've told you that all of the rain that's left after the clouds pass Ireland and Scotland ends up here? Anyway, that sounds like a really soggy Batman Movie.

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Glasgow is the tropical garden spot
Of Britain.   ajb007/biggrin

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol
(Pauses to catch breath)
ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Thunderpussy wrote:

ajb007/lol He was probably asked to leave because the amount of " Fs" bombs he was dropping all over his new show. Even though as pointed out in Star Trek 4 .... SWEARING had not been used since the late 20/21st century.
Picard and Discovery all show a dystopian future which is at odds with the ethos of ST.
Money had been done away with, Hunger was a thing of the past and all races in the federation were are good terms with each other.
Gene Roddenberry due to his experiences in the war, wanted to show a hopeful future for mankind.
Showing the different races working together on the bridge of the enterprise.
Now we have graphic violence  ( as in the start of episode 5, which looked like something from a SAW movie )
it's just all Crap ( In my opinion anyway )  ajb007/wink  it has a second series in production, mainly because it was so expensive to make.
I'll stick to The Orville, which is more in keeping to the values and ethos of the original Star Trek.  A bright hope filled future for us all.  ajb007/cheers

I appreciate your take on classic Star Trek Thunderpussy, very much like my own.
There's so much dystopic scifi, but Rodenberrry's vision was unique in offering hope for humanity's future.

I think the franchise started darkening during later episodes of Next Generation, as they weren't exploring the cosmos so much anymore but getting tangled up in interstellar politics. Then even more so in Deep Space Nine, which was all about interstellar politics.

But it was the shortlived prequel series Enterprise I really noticed some of this completely unStar Trek like behaviour you mention ... that show's excuse is it was an evolutionary stage between our real world and the scientific utopia of Kirk'n'Spock's era, but it just wasn't delivering any sort of satisfactory Star Trek experience for me.

The Jar Jar Abrams movies I did not like at all. Coopting the names of beloved characters for a generic action film full of nonstop explosions and everybody knows kung-fu, and no philosophical debates on the bridge?!!?

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For dystopic scifi I enjoy The Expanse. Plenty of political double dealing etc. I
just expect something a little better from something using a Star Trek title.

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My nephew and niece are visiting, so today started like this:


https://images-production.global.ssl.fastly.net/uploads/photos/file/21429/do-you-wanna-build-a-snowman.gif?auto=compress&crop=top&fit=clip&h=500&q=55&w=698


We buildt two, both only slightly shorter than Daniel Craig  ajb007/shifty
Then we dragged them on tobogganboards after the tractor.
How was your day?  ajb007/biggrin

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I found out today that 3% of the Ice at the Antarctic is frozen Penguin Pee  ajb007/wink