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    Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
    It's not a new problem, but it seems it's approaching it's zenith
    https://www.economist.com/finance-an...oo-big-to-fail

    Beijing will need to back up a truck sized printer to bail them out.
    But once they do, there's a multitude of business up to their gills in debt in china that'll be looking for the same.
    It could honestly be a massive implosion of the chinese economy.
    I'd be interested in Denny Crane 's take on it. Or indeed, any of our market savvy friends.
    I think it's a huge deal.
    storm in a tea cup.

    more like china heading off future overlevaged disasters than anything else.

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      Originally posted by dobby View Post

      Yellow box is to allow people to pull out from the driveway. Not for people to turn right. Technically.
      Yeah, i know you’re being facetious. I kinda was a bit too!

      City driving is no joke though tbf

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        Originally posted by elbows View Post
        Always had issues with our 5 (nearly 6) year old putting her to bed and then waking loads in the middle of the night. She’s never been a good sleeper. Both other kids are good sleepers. Anyway last night we did meditation from a YouTube video for kids and out like a light in 10 minutes and slept through the night. Same again this evening so hopefully it works. Nice to actually do it as well to help clear the mind a little. Never really did it before.
        Link?
        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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          Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

          Link?
          https://youtu.be/DWOHcGF1Tmc

          we used the new horizon ones so far
          Last edited by elbows; 20-09-21, 21:11.
          His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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            That picture looks vaguely familiar HH. Somewhere down near Carysfort Avenue?
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Jesus Stricker is awful here
              His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                I looked up the law for you:
                9 Continuous white lines 9. An authorised continuous white line along the centre of a roadway shall indicate that traffic must drive to the left of the line, and when on a stretch of roadway on which such a line has been provided a driver shall, save for the purpose of entering or leaving land or premises adjoining the right hand side of that roadway, drive to the left of the line.
                I should get that more detailed book! It's only questions and answers you get for learning the test. Indeed the specific answer I'm reading from the handout says a continuous white line means "you must not cross the line/lines or park opposite". No mention anywhere of the (logical) exceptions.

                ​​​​​​​Cheers Tar - Not just a finance god!
                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                  That picture looks vaguely familiar HH. Somewhere down near Carysfort Avenue?
                  Stillorgan Road then immediately after you turn on to Newtownpark Avenue. Lovely part of town. Cripplingly expensive to rent!
                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                    Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                    I'd move house
                    Surely must be a better option available somewhere like ..... Bray???

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                      oh jesus christ. what a trailer. Just landed on netflix.

                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                        Of course I'm an excellent driver..an excellent driver

                        Yeah yeah

                        Gotta watch Wapner..gotta watch Wapner

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                          Originally posted by elbows View Post
                          Always had issues with our 5 (nearly 6) year old putting her to bed and then waking loads in the middle of the night. She’s never been a good sleeper. Both other kids are good sleepers. Anyway last night we did meditation from a YouTube video for kids and out like a light in 10 minutes and slept through the night. Same again this evening so hopefully it works. Nice to actually do it as well to help clear the mind a little. Never really did it before.
                          If we all did it daily the world would be a much better place.

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                            Originally posted by limpwhacker View Post

                            If we all did it daily the world would be a much better place.
                            if we could all just be a little more like jbrav
                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                              oh jesus christ. what a trailer. Just landed on netflix.

                              Fuck me, that was a spectacular opening episode!!! Experimented with the languages - the dubbing is ferocious. Korean and English subtitles worked vastly better.
                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                This picture was produced at the table one night with the question "if you could have the two at the ends but you had to take the one in the middle as well ..... would you?".

                                After the usual innuendo laden comments one lad piped up with
                                "ah ffs lads, it you're getting the two at the ends, sure you'd be priced in for the one in the middle".

                                Remains to this day the finest example of a poker mindset at work I've ever heard.
                                Last edited by DeeBrown; 20-09-21, 23:48.

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                                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                  It's not a new problem, but it seems it's approaching it's zenith
                                  https://www.economist.com/finance-an...oo-big-to-fail

                                  Beijing will need to back up a truck sized printer to bail them out.
                                  But once they do, there's a multitude of business up to their gills in debt in china that'll be looking for the same.
                                  It could honestly be a massive implosion of the chinese economy.
                                  I'd be interested in Denny Crane 's take on it. Or indeed, any of our market savvy friends.
                                  I think it's a huge deal.
                                  There's a good podcast on it here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7GW...Sw&dl_branch=1

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                                    Safe to revel in Britain’s supply chain and CO2 disaster? Or is it on its way here too?

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                                      Getting in those post 5 o clock hikes with the kids is drawing to a close as the shorter evenings make their presence felt. Saggart Woods is a great little spot on the doorstep . This time of the year is perfect as the flies are in low numbers . I think trees are my fav thing in nature after wimmins arses

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                                        Had some tasty food in Gushi on Capel St. last night, will be back.

                                        Also the first place to ask me about a covid/vaccine cert

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                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                          This is the actual place! So crossing at the yellow-box thing into the driveway on the right, from the laneway that the red car is in.

                                          I get that its a thing that people can practically do, just wondering if you are actually allowed, or if you are technically meant to go down to a point in the lane without a solid white line to cross.


                                          gGk07zul.jpg

                                          Whatever about the rules, imagine that right is a nightmare to take given how busy that bit is most of the time

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                                            HH . drive around the Walkinstown roundabout a few times and you'll no longer fear any other part of Dublin driving. Remember to put the boot down and have all the car shout fffkkkkkkkk as you drive around it.

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                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                              HH . drive around the Walkinstown roundabout a few times and you'll no longer fear any other part of Dublin driving. Remember to put the boot down and have all the car shout fffkkkkkkkk as you drive around it.
                                              Weirdly Dice mentioned that specific roundabout a few weeks ago also. Looking forward to eventually attacking it, once I master turning into my own apartment driveway.
                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                Walkinstown Roundabout is all about having the heart and commitment, Tony G style imo
                                                "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                  You would typically see a continuous line become a broken line at entrances and junctions. Would work much better if you could only turn right where that happens to delineate where it’s not safe to turn right.
                                                  Suppose a double solid line fufills that a bit.

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                                                    The Swedes gave us plogging . Did it with the kids , 2 bags collected from the woods . People are scummy.

                                                    It should be part of PE in schools .

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                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                      The Swedes gave us plogging . Did it with the kids , 2 bags collected from the woods . People are scummy.

                                                      It should be part of PE in schools .
                                                      If it wasn’t for the mention of the kids. I’d have assumed plogging was some sort of sexual practice. Maybe related to pegging. With more onomatopoeia.

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                                                        Thinking of becoming a black tea wanker. Want to explore the types that make up the blended tea most people drink. Going to kick off with lapsang souchong, then assam, cylon and darjeeling. Not sure yet if I need to upgrade from fannings and dust.
                                                        Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                          Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                          Thinking of becoming a black tea wanker. Want to explore the types that make up the blended tea most people drink. Going to kick off with lapsang souchong, then assam, cylon and darjeeling. Not sure yet if I need to upgrade from fannings and dust.
                                                          Been a tea wanker a few months now. Buy it from Nik's tea in Greenogue. She's a lovely person and great with advice and samples etc.

                                                          Two favourites are Salted Caramel and Coffee Pu-erh. Coffee flavoured tea, amazing. Tastes like the smell of Bewleys in Grafton St.

                                                          Also love Earl Grey.
                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                            Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                            Thinking of becoming a black tea wanker. Want to explore the types that make up the blended tea most people drink. Going to kick off with lapsang souchong, then assam, cylon and darjeeling. Not sure yet if I need to upgrade from fannings and dust.
                                                            long time tea wanker here.

                                                            Assam is pretty much the gold standard imo. Lapsang Souchong far too smokey for my liking. Darjeeling inoffensive. I get my tea from Drury in the UK shopdrury.co.uk. There Assam and Royal Imperial Earl Grey are my go to. They also do excellent coffee. Their Executive Blend is the best cafatiere coffee i've had.

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                                                              Former rugby hero Brendan Mullin accused of nicking half a million.

                                                              Vaguely remember him from the days when we were properly shite.
                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                Salted caramel tea? Intriguing.

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                                                                  Jesus, and I thought I was a tea wanker because I spat PG Tips out and brought my own Barry's Tea bags to work.

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                                                                    I'm a teatotaller and and a coffeetotaller. I have been made feel like a leper all my life . Strange. Although I used to get cold sores a lot too which didnt help with the leprosy feeling.

                                                                    Any other non domestic beverage drinker ? What's you alternative ? For me it's a hard to break diet coke habit.

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                                                                      Texas tea.
                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                        I don't drink tea (unless a fancy very favoursome tea like lemon & ginger or peppermint or whatever, maybe once a year at a restaurant when driving) or coffee at all - also understand the feeling of being an outcast as a result! All old people drink tea and seems like most young-ish people are obsessed by coffee.

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                                                                          I do like cream soda if it's available, which is rarely here.

                                                                          Suspect it's probably something that would give you diabetes in a hurry.
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            Draftkings reportedly make 20bn stock offer for Entwain (Ladbrokes, Party, Bwin).

                                                                            Big offer…

                                                                            Don’t think I like it.
                                                                            This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                                                            All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                                            The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                                                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                              Been a tea wanker a few months now. Buy it from Nik's tea in Greenogue. She's a lovely person and great with advice and samples etc.

                                                                              Two favourites are Salted Caramel and Coffee Pu-erh. Coffee flavoured tea, amazing. Tastes like the smell of Bewleys in Grafton St.

                                                                              Also love Earl Grey.
                                                                              Just to highlight how sound Nicola is, she just called me to let me know a bottle of olive oil I really like is back in stock.

                                                                              She does a lot of artisan stuff too, and a mini farmers market on a Fri. Sadly no longer on a Saturday, was a nice Sat morn routine for a while.
                                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                Former rugby hero Brendan Mullin accused of nicking half a million.

                                                                                Vaguely remember him from the days when we were properly shite.
                                                                                He was a class centre at a time when we were shite.

                                                                                I heard about this 7/8 years ago. He was known for driving a Maserati around town (which has a trident as the car badge) and when this story broke he tried to kill himself in his garden with a garden fork which always stuck in my head…a pretty fucking extreme way to go about killing yourself.

                                                                                I’m some ways I can’t believe how long this thing has taken to come before the court but this seems to be unfortunately standard for financial crime. Custom house capital delays are an absolute disgrace as well. I suspect it may have suited BOI to keep this hushed up for a while as it’s not exactly a good look to have the head of your private wealth business stealing from you and your clients.
                                                                                ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                  Great player , shite cashier

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                                                                                    Those 2 day hangovers are a real pain. Though I guess a bottle of wine, followed by a bottle of vodka, over even several hours would make most people feel unwell for a while. Have to stop calling 50 year old women girls though.
                                                                                    Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                      Casey Fitz. Rory Shane. Westwood Victor. Fleetwood Hatton. Rahm Cheeseburger. Sergio Poults.
                                                                                      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                        Farewell to Richard H. Kirk of early 80s electronic music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire (and a million other avant garde aliases) who died today at 65.

                                                                                        One of my faves was his old Sheffield bleep classic Tricky Disco. I still remember the day I bought my copy in a Leeds record shop and the times I danced deliriously to its bug-eyed, lolloping electro breakbeats just like the aliens from the SMASH tv ad!

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                                                          Casey Fitz. Rory Shane. Westwood Victor. Fleetwood Hatton. Rahm Cheeseburger. Sergio Poults.
                                                                                          Have put a 4 hour 'meeting' in my calendar for 1:30 on Fri.

                                                                                          Herself on a hen, and I'm being left to mind the baba on my own for the first time.

                                                                                          So much golf to watch.

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                                                                                            Sad to see such potential crash and burn.
                                                                                            He was a talented athlete too & ran for Ireland.

                                                                                            Was always a bit "flash Harry",
                                                                                            to the extent that his school chums
                                                                                            at that bastion of privilege BlackRock College nicknamed him Guineys after the
                                                                                            cheap as chips department store.

                                                                                            His son was at the Tokyo Olympics
                                                                                            as a member of the rugby sevens team.

                                                                                            Has been through the legal system before
                                                                                            when one of my neighbours sued him
                                                                                            for an investment that went south
                                                                                            so maybe wait and see if he's guilty.

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                                                                                              When the money for the Maseratis ran dry...


                                                                                              Hedonic Treadmill: Once we've obtained what we desire, our happiness quickly returns to its baseline level, and we begin to desire something else. Whatever happens, good or bad, we get used to it. As such, the most fortunate of us are seldom much happier than the least.

                                                                                              (From that tweet thread)
                                                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Theresa View Post
                                                                                                Draftkings reportedly make 20bn stock offer for Entwain (Ladbrokes, Party, Bwin).

                                                                                                Big offer…

                                                                                                Don’t think I like it.
                                                                                                wowsers, entwain has finally topped diageo as the most pointless corporate name of all time.
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                  When the money for the Maseratis ran dry...


                                                                                                  Hedonic Treadmill: Once we've obtained what we desire, our happiness quickly returns to its baseline level, and we begin to desire something else. Whatever happens, good or bad, we get used to it. As such, the most fortunate of us are seldom much happier than the least.

                                                                                                  (From that tweet thread)
                                                                                                  If you apply that to sleep it's TRUE. Sometimes I'd kill for just 1 day to myself when I can just sleep, when the opportunity presents itself I lie there , go wtf and get up and do something. That usually involves sleep deprivation by the time I'm finished with the day.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                                                                                    Have put a 4 hour 'meeting' in my calendar for 1:30 on Fri.

                                                                                                    Herself on a hen, and I'm being left to mind the baba on my own for the first time.

                                                                                                    So much golf to watch.
                                                                                                    POD is hilarious in the interviews. For a man that is so obsessed with his golf it's like hes just winging it . Love listening to him . Honest stuff .

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                                                                                                      The opportunity has presented itself?
                                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                        The opportunity has presented itself?
                                                                                                        God bless Finland.

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                          When the money for the Maseratis ran dry...


                                                                                                          Hedonic Treadmill: Once we've obtained what we desire, our happiness quickly returns to its baseline level, and we begin to desire something else. Whatever happens, good or bad, we get used to it. As such, the most fortunate of us are seldom much happier than the least.

                                                                                                          (From that tweet thread)
                                                                                                          The Diderot Effect too.

                                                                                                          https://jamesclear.com/diderot-effect

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                                                                            The Diderot Effect too.

                                                                                                            https://jamesclear.com/diderot-effect
                                                                                                            I'd say that applies to anyone who's ever bought that 300 quid axe Raoul linked before.

                                                                                                            Definitely seems to be some sort of quick fizzing endorphin rush whenever you buy something you don't really need.
                                                                                                            I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by DeeBrown View Post
                                                                                                              Sad to see such potential crash and burn.
                                                                                                              He was a talented athlete too & ran for Ireland.

                                                                                                              Was always a bit "flash Harry",
                                                                                                              to the extent that his school chums
                                                                                                              at that bastion of privilege BlackRock College nicknamed him Guineys after the
                                                                                                              cheap as chips department store.

                                                                                                              His son was at the Tokyo Olympics
                                                                                                              as a member of the rugby sevens team.

                                                                                                              Has been through the legal system before
                                                                                                              when one of my neighbours sued him
                                                                                                              for an investment that went south
                                                                                                              so maybe wait and see if he's guilty.
                                                                                                              Better to live in the moment and remember him as another posh twat that finally got caught with his hands a bit red

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                                I'm a teatotaller and and a coffeetotaller. I have been made feel like a leper all my life . Strange. Although I used to get cold sores a lot too which didnt help with the leprosy feeling.

                                                                                                                Any other non domestic beverage drinker ? What's you alternative ? For me it's a hard to break diet coke habit.
                                                                                                                Have never drank tea or coffee, constantly get weird looks over it and even asked if I'm adopted as my Dad's side of the family constantly have the kettle on the boil 24/7.

                                                                                                                For hot drinks, I'd drink a hot chocolate although the quality varies greatly so need to be selective.

                                                                                                                Not really a big soft drinks drinker at all. Cordial would be what I'd drink at home and just plain water in work.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                                                                  I'd say that applies to anyone who's ever bought that 300 quid axe Raoul linked before.

                                                                                                                  Definitely seems to be some sort of quick fizzing endorphin rush whenever you buy something you don't really need.
                                                                                                                  Did your knife ever arrive ?

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                                    Fuck me, that was a spectacular opening episode!!! Experimented with the languages - the dubbing is ferocious. Korean and English subtitles worked vastly better.
                                                                                                                    On episode 4.... What a weird show. Very compelling though.
                                                                                                                    No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                                      Did your knife ever arrive ?
                                                                                                                      Nope. The kid seems to have gotten overwhelmed with orders. Couldn't communicate with him for months so just gave up on it.
                                                                                                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                                                                        Nope. The kid seems to have gotten overwhelmed with orders. Couldn't communicate with him for months so just gave up on it.
                                                                                                                        Did you pay him?

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                                                                                          Did you pay him?
                                                                                                                          No thankfully. I actually offered to at the start.

                                                                                                                          Was really tempted to make a fuss on his IG page, give him a bit of shit over it but decided not to.

                                                                                                                          Figured he's just a kid and was possibly struggling with the pressure. His order book blew up shortly after I ordered mine.

                                                                                                                          I just clicked the unfollow button and forgot about it.

                                                                                                                          Was pissed off though.
                                                                                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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