Jump to content
🔒 The Earwolf Forums are closed Read more... ×

Glen Toran

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Glen Toran


    Your nerves are gonna get destroyed next Tuesday.


    God yeah. Hopefully and with a bit of luck, as other results go our way - which they seem to be at the minute, touch wood - we might already be through by then. And we used to be their bogey team. I still think we have better head to head stats against them, incredibly. Well at least we used to.


    To Firsttime, the best of luck for your lot against the Tintin merchants today. I dont think its well known how much we appreciated the RoI's fans spontaneous tribute to Darren Rogers tragic accident. It made a hell of a good impression. For the first time ever there'll be quite a few (including myself) cheering on the Republic in places where it would have been unthinkable only weeks ago.

    Theres a really good chance that all 4 British Isles teams getting through to the next round. Thats pretty damn unheard of. And also a bit of a sickener to the Scots who are sitting at home whinging about Coronation Street getting cancelled for the football and pretending that they dont give a fuck and feigning an interest in rugby or tennis or other minority sports.

    • Like 2

  2. Im not going to waste anymore bandwith downloading consistently excellent Mitchell and Webb sketches as the page is taking a fucking donkeys age to come up as it is, but if you want some more good ones from them I can really recommend you google the pathetically mismatched crime fighting superhero duo, Angel Summoner and The BMX Bandit, and the SS men who are having second thoughts about the Nazis.

    Oh, and the Medical drama that eschews all the medical terms to concentrate on the drama.

    All Mitchell and Webb episodes seem now to be back on youtube.


    And also theres an overlooked gem of a BBC sketch show from the late 90s called Big Train. It launched Simon Pegg's career. They have some platinum standard sketches like,


    Alfred Hitchcock's The Working Class.

    The Goodbye Mr Chips sketch.

    Wanking rights in the office.

    Sam Peckinpah's blood soaked western, Chaka Khan vs the Bee Gees. (In which the Bee Gees prophetically die in the right order as they have in real life)

    Mike Henderson.

    And the radio DJ who keeps kids locked in a cellar to write 'banter' for him. Given the fact that this was shown at a time when some BBC DJs were actually probably keeping actual kids in cellars then maybe they were trying to tell us something.

    The Staring competition animations.

    The evil stop smoking hypnotherapy.

    At home with Ming the Merciless.


    Worth looking up if you are into the British sense of humour.

  3. Yeah bulking up seems to have the opposite effect for roles, for the most part. De Niro in Raging Bull, Christian Bale in American Hustle, and Charlize Theron in Monster all got praise for going up in weight, including at least Oscar nominations, or a win in Theron's case.


    Probably because in Hollyweirdland the act of someone actively putting on weight is as bizzare and incomprehensible as badgers doing calculus. They are so overawed at the concept that they feel as if they have to throw shiny things at them to make them stop.

  4. i'm going to post this here and in the howdies thread and then again maybe when the howdies get released:


    i was going to save this till closer to the date of the howdies but the euros started last night so i might be abit distracted over the next few week.


    so here it goes ... some of you might remember i made a site with a "beat the intro" type quiz based on pauls intros to every episode and also i made a little hdtgm based memory game. well in honor of the 2nd howdies i put both of them onto the one site and added another couple of things:


    i know jason loves jigsaws so i made a really basic, and i mean basic, jigsaw puzzle site where you have to reassemble the posters from the movies covered by paul, june and jason.


    and i put together a howdies 2 wordsearch (you'll have to print this out or else destroy your screen .. it's up to you)


    so if you're interested click on the banner ... enjoy





    oh .. and if you find any issues or have some suggestions let me know ... i'll probably ignore them but if ireland get knocked out early i might have some free time on my hands in about 2 weeks. btw ... i only looked at this on a laptop so i have no idea how it will look on a tablet/phone or how the functionality is effected on same.


    Outstanding effort Firsttime!


    18/20 on the 20 question intro quiz. Suck on that ...erm...suckers?

    • Like 2

  5. I'm trying to think of a movie where an actor lost a huge amount of weight for the role and the movie was successful either critically or financially, outside of Cast Away and the FIghter?


    I know Hemsworth lost some poundage for the late part of the role when they are starving.

    Christian Bale lost an assload of weight for the Machinist, which had decent reviews from critics but wasn't the award darling that people were hoping it would be.

    50 Cent lost almost 60 pounds as well for All Things Fall Apart, which tanked and was panned.


    Are there any that I'm missing where it ended up well for the actor or actress?


    Well DeNiro famously did the opposite and bulked up for Raging Bull.

    And Amy Shumers legs were a revelation - to me at least - in Trainwreck.

    I have no idea if she got those after some sort of gruelling fitness regime or just always had a great set of pins that I never noticed before but I was impressed and they didnt seem to fit the rest of her.....no offence to Amy.

  6. The names that people are called in this movie piss me off. "Wizz" for a kid that pissed himself?! Either the people who made this movie never had the piss taken out of them, or it's a different time, and the sheer brutality in piss taking has been curbed as society has gotten more sensitive.


    From my days:


    Kid pissed himself? He was called "Piss Flaps", denoting that he had both urinated in his undergarments, and that he was also a giant pussy.


    No one was safe,

    One kid lost a testicle, he was called "Womble" because it sounds like "One Ball".

    You have epilepsy? You're known as "Eppo Leppo" throughout your school years.


    There was even a lad known as "Aye-Aye" for a number of years, because he hated the song "Return to Innocence", people got wind of it, so they sang it at him until he cried




    And this was not long after he cried announcing that he was "scared of thunder", which wouldn't be so laughable if it wasn't a truck driving by making the noise he was crying over.


    There was one lad who had the piss taken out of him for wanking in the library, when he was just rubbing his hands together, so everyone said he was the kid who wanked in the library.


    It was absolute brutality when I went to school, the only thing that gave you immunity was life threatening illness, and even then, you were called a "poof" because "My uncle had that, and he was alright after a week", or accused of faking it, or if a relative died. I went to school with deplorable people.


    Sounds like my old boys secondary school in the mid 70s.

    One lad had a small white streak in his hair, he was (& still is) Spunkhead.

    Another had a large strawberry birthmark on his cheek. He was Jambake. Bake being a local dialect word for jaw or mouth around Belfast.

    A friend of mine had a sort of natural 'fro and I cant post what his general name was but it would lead to an arrest these days. I have to point out that Black or Asian people were virtually nonexistent around here back then, and are pretty thin on the ground even now. He would kill for that ridiculous hair now though as hes as bald as a coot these days.

    If anyone had an Irish sounding name or else were of Catholic descent theyd invariably be Mick or Paddy.

    Another name of a classmate was Darky, but this was in no way racist because around here anyone with the surname Campbell was automatically Darky. I have no idea why. Its a bit like in the UK in general where if your surname is Clark you get called Nobby, or Dinger if your name is Bell.

    I was called Bugs or Bugsy, not because of rabbits or buck teeth or anything but because it seemed to go with my actual surname.

    Similar to Smiggsy's mate who knuckled shuffled in the school library, we had I**n S****e who was caught getting erect in the school showers after a football match (while on his own, I have to add and as far as I know he was and is straight). He wasn't wanking or anything , just teenage hormones kicking in at the worst possible moment. He spent the remaining 5 years at the place known to everyone, including some teachers, as Hoits. Hard On In The Showers.

    • Like 3

  7. I'm not saying a whale couldn't easily kill you if it wanted to--I have seen Blackfish and orcas are much smaller than Sperm whales. I'm saying it's highly unrealistic to say that a whale would leave its normal migration pattern to follow a bunch of humans in boats. You know, just to fuck with them whenever they're at a low point. Because once Chris Hemsworth decides he doesn't want to kill the whale (spoilers), the whale is like "I'm cool with you now, bro."


    I mean, in the book they speculated the whale originally attacked the ship because they were hammering the hull, and it confused the whale's echolocation. But the whale doesn't continue to harass them after the hammering is done and the boat is sank. It's NOT naturally violent. I think it's dangerous to try to ascribe these human motivations to animals. Like it's just being a whale and you're trying to stab it--the guy with the harpoon is the asshole, you know?


    Do I sound like June in the Monkeyshines episode? If so, I am okay with that.


    I totally agree. If you dont want a giant mass of vengeful blubber to ruin ýour day then for fucks sake stop sticking it full of giant spikes.

    • Like 1

  8. I mean, the book is. Maybe the movie isn't. I'm more than 2/3rds in and nothing interesting has happened yet.


    But the whale *is* following them across the Pacific, like it's from Jaws 4. Which is amazing. Because... like it's a whale. One of the most docile creatures on earth. Like "Oh noes! It's the whale! It might... not eat us because it's a vegetarian creature that basically keeps to itself!!"



    Most creatures are docile until you try to stick barbed spears into them and then they tend to appear somewhat less than docile.

    Plus whales have mammalian smarts at least as much as elephants & aren't unthinking eating machines like sharks. Vegetarian or not, if a 90 foot long leviathan was pursuing me with malice aforethought then Im pretty sure Id go through my underpants collection in about 20 minutes flat.

    • Like 1

  9. I found a website that gives you the true size of countries/continents/states and lets you compare with other places on the map. So of course I had to compare Texas to the U.K. (I put London in the same general area as Houston)







    I just compared that to a map of Texas online and if Houston is London then I appear live almost exactly in Abilene.

    Well howdy there.

    • Like 1

  10. After last season, I'm done with GoT. Every episode was 50 minutes of total boredom followed by one shocking scene.


    I haven't watched any of this season, but I've heard a bunch of the stuff that's happened, and it really sounds silly

    specifically: Snow's resurrection (that everyone knew was coming), Melisandre's old lady body, and the ridiculous Hodor shit



    As for Kit Harrington, he's definitely an attractive dude. I just wish Jon Snow wasn't an incredibly boring character. I liked his characterization somewhat better in the books, but mostly, he's just a blank slate dude that gets involved in exciting shit.





  11. I don't want to know the spoiler but I do want to just say Kit Harrington is a stupidly attractive man and this season is 10000000x better than last.

    Yep, Im not that way inclined, but even I will admit to him being a bit of a looker.


    And also, this season is probably the best TV of the decade.


    I actually live about 3/4 mile from where both Crasters Keep and most of the wintry forest scenes were/are filmed. And the same distance to the north of where the old ruined mill tower where they filmed the fight scene between Bran, Meera, Hodor, Summer and the Wildings a few years ago.

    Also Jon Snow and Ygritte rode past that tower (which is an actual old pumping house for some lead mines) in the episode before the fight, just missing Bran et al in the story, and the shot of those two getting all lovey dovey has the tower and countyside in the background and my house is right behind the line of trees on the far right of the screen in the distance. If the camera in that shot had panned just a few feet more to the right in then it would have filmed a busy dual carriageway (trunk road) packdd with cars and lorries.

    • Like 1






    Damn, there seems to be no PM facility on here,not that I can find anyway, so it will be have to be spoiler tags.



    Again, this is a huge spoiler, and, I will admit could be absolute bollocks and a wind up as my friend knows what a big Thrones fan I am, but nevertheless if youre a GoT fan and dont want the possible surprise of this season ruined then dont click on this......





    Jaime Lannister dies