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  1. Movies

    I grew up with Roger Moore, which was fine fare for 8-year-olds, but a joke of a Bond. Connery is obviously still the man, but I was also impressed with Craig. I thought Casino Royale was great (particularly Eva Green), and I'm looking forward to the next film.
  2. Movies

    What about Scum? Classic of British cinema. "Where's your tool?" "What 'effin tool?" *smack* *smack* *smack* *smack* "This 'effin tool!" Also, The Warriors. Lol.
  3. Movies

    Bisley's easily my favourite graphic artist. He did the Batman vs Dredd thing, too. I've stuck Maus on my Amazon Wishlist for after I get through this pile of Lee Child books I ordered when drunk.
  4. Books You've Enjoyed Or Would Recommend

    I'm sure the documentary is with and by the author of the book. Old guy, looks like Jack Bauer's dad. I haven't read the book to compare it in terms of content, but I found every second of the first part (geography's role in civilisation) in particular absolutely riveting. I honestly felt like I should be taking notes. In fact, I'm going to watch it again right after reading up on this Pinker fellow. I've always been fascinated by languages/linguistics, and it is my job, to boot. The really technical, nitty-gritty does bore the derriere off me, though.
  5. Books You've Enjoyed Or Would Recommend

    Haven't read the book of Guns, Germs and Steel, but I watched the documentary (National Geographic? Anyway it's out there...). That is absolutely unmissable. If you ask me, every child should see/read that in school. What's The Language Instinct about? Sounds like that's right up my street. Also a must read, but not so much as above. My own personal recommendations: If you're into sci-fi, or don't mind it if there's a cracking story, Iain M. Banks' "Culture" novels are genius. Anything by Arthur Conan Doyle--a genius of a writer. P. G. Wodehouse (Jeeves and Wooster) is hilarious. The Undercover Economist. Some interesting insights into the way things work, e.g. why the NHS may only fix one eye if you're going blind. Freakonomics. An exploration of some pretty far-out topics from an economist's perspective, e.g. how legalised abortion ended America's greatest crime wave. The Neverending Story is a book you can enjoy at any age if you've never read it (at least the original). Same goes for the Harry Potter books. Not as good as the Philip Pullman trilogy, though. Cracking good books.
  6. Movies

    Can you guys recommend some comics? I'm into the more adult-oriented stuff. More novel than comic sort of things. Back in my youth, I had every edition of Toxic. Did Accident Man ever appear again? And does anyone know what happened to Simon Bisley? Brilliant artist.
  7. Movies

    The Dark Knight Returns for me, but I'm not sure how well that would translate to movie. Marshall Law could make a cracking movie, or Slaine.
  8. Michael Essien

    Essien's the best player in Chelsea's squad, in my opinion. Apart from the rather obvious lack of goals, he's the complete player. He's like Gerrard minus the ego and goals, but plus intelligence and discipline. I'd love him in my team.
  9. Herzliche Geburtstagsgrüße!

  10. Michael Essien

    What's that? Not everything?
  11. Michael Essien

    Maybe not, because Rafa was planning on spending the money for Gerrard on Essien... I think they're very similar players (much more so than Lampard and Gerrard) because they can do everything. Gerrard scores more goals, Essien is more intelligent and has a better attitude.
  12. Lol, Dankeschön!

    Und ein rosafarbenes Gummibärchen! ;-)

    (Was soll das eigentlich ...?)

    Ich muss mich jetzt psychisch auf das Duell mit Schalke einstellen.

    Viele Grüße aus Bayern :-)

  13. Was für eine liebe, herzliche Frau. Mit K!

  14. Michael Essien

    Glad he wasn't drunk. Essien always struck me as a classy guy. Still think he drives an unnecessarily large and dangerous car, though. Same motor wanker Steve Finnan mowed down some old bloke in. Standard press behaviour, to be honest. There was a lovely Arabian restaurant just round the corner from me. The local rag printed groundless allegations that the owner was linked to al Quaeda, the police raided the place in force. There was nothing to the allegations at all, but the retraction was one line on page 17 and the place went out of business anyway.
  15. Didier Drogba

    Please! I'd love to see you line up without the best player on the pitch on Wednesday.