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did anyone just watch it? It was ace, and contained one of the funniest sex scenes ever.
I missed it first time round on BBC3 and I've missed it AGAIN :o(
but i did go in an arcade this morning named 'funland'. false advertising. their virtua soccer 2 was only partially functional. does that count?
Part of functional is FUN.
So it does count.
blackpool's a shit hole isn't it?
one of the most depressing places on earth. literally nobody looked like they were enjoying themselves this morning. thousands of long faces.
i think it's also the ugliest city i've ever visited.
Blackpool is not a city.
It is not ugly.
is full of ugly people, which is what i meant. and architecturally, it is ugly through neglect.
i don't really care.
the programme was great. Really well written and acted and funny and scary and stuff.
i'm trying to start an argument with traynor :(
I don't like arguments.
and has a lot of bingo arcades and women made of nicotine and old men in reading glasses
which was disappointing this weekend though the cybermen were very scary - their expressionless faces were worse than ever
tenth planet ones were the best. cloth faces = scarily human.
this bunch were far too robot.
poor episode, although the cybermen have never actually had a good one...
I've missed most of this series of Doctor Who though.
any of that
that's what you hope it has. it's actually a city sized cess pit of drunken chavs that can't afford the trip to amsterdam.
Im not trying to start an argument?
I went when I was 16 and realised life isn't worth living in some parts of England
this makes them better than us.
ageing drunken chavs.
they were all about forty.
this is typical of the capitalist attitudes that pervade this country.
view of time. and the difference between listening and hearing...
it's childish really.
at how depressing i found it today, as i have a few fond memories of blackpool from my childhood. it was just full of people whose livelihoods clearly depend on flogging crap, but who still couldn't be arsed really. lots of old people trudging around, no purpose, like when elephants find a place to die. quite upsetting.
(sorry for the threadjacking, squirrel)
mind you you should see Burnham on Sea in about the 3rd week of January - imagine The Eternal by Joy Division if it had been written by Bernie Winters on Beta Blockers
imagine if eternal sang thejoy division back catalogue having destroyed all other recordings...
for the NUS conference. In March. It was the second most depressing place I've been to. After Durham.
did you hold office in the NUS?
was it good?
me and my friend went to represent our sixth form college (I was the president of that). We were pretty much the only people under 18 and didn't know what the hell we were doing. We drank lots.
i ask because we were talking the other day about whether the NUS was worthwhile to send people to as Lib Dems.
when I went it was VERY New Labour dominated. That may have changed now though. I'm sure it's worth going if you know what's going on.
but apparently this also means that anyone who doesn't like this is ripe for recruitment. so i think we decided it was a good idea to make more of an effort with it, but more for recruitment than for influencing decisions.
i don't understand why it's party political in the first place. but hey.
we were a bit shocked when we got there.
apparently there are loads of communists too.
and i bought champ man three there.
or Weymouth - I took my parents there once (long story) and we went to some pub thing that only allowed in women with mummified faces and myra hindley hair if she'd never killed children, and the men has less teeth that an overused comb
Weston was my nearest seaside growing up. It's crap.
i get the impression that it knows it's crap, whereas Blackpool labours under the delusion that it isn't.
in early february and its like you've spent a third of your life listening to Mother by John Lennon whilst watching a tape loop of footage of every childhood pet being put down by Chris Moyles voice.
I mean I wouldn't want to live there (nowt to do) but it's quite pretty isn't it? Blackpool on the other hand... only been there once, when I was 8, and I found it depressing even then.
(long prolefactstory involving being too scared to ask bus driver which stop I needed for Liverpool Airport) might actually be the inspiration for Hogarth's Gin Alley if Lambert & Butler had existed in the 17 century. Yeah, that good.
I was in Brighton at the weekend and even that still has pockets of wind that carry the stutified meloncholy of our many faded regency towns. And stag parties of Merril Lynch workers, natch.
my eyes are gluey, sorry.
they're like the antidote to the nme "band-X sucking band-Y on crack" reviews.
and the two days I was there depressed me horribly. It was very pretty (we stayed in a castle!) but there seemed to be literally nothing to do.
quite a few of my friends at school lived in Durham and it seems like a rubbish place to be young. But there's something inherently more depressing about tacky cheap seaside towns I think.
i applied without looking.
glad i didn't go then.
which struck me as 'odd' seeing we grew up in the back of beyond. Am glad I chose a 'bustling'* place
* as in dangerous to students
I'm not too sure what the university of Crow-Magnon is like