JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    I think that comment may be to the troll that has been deleted. When that happens the "replied to" disappears from replies. At least that's my guess....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Hard to tell, but it looks like you could drop Spa Resorts Hawaiians in Japan inside that hangar. That's the only similar thing I can think to compare it to....
  • Commented on Oh dear
    Meanwhile, elsewhere in Germany... German Town Pulls One Over on Neo-Nazis Here's the video in English....
  • Commented on Oh dear
    Why do so many assume the worst after reading the end of "The Rhesus Chart"? Married couples can live apart. Certainly not too unusual among military couples--with one or both in service. It can work for some. As for Mo...
  • Commented on Oh dear
    After this post went up, I tried looking for a half-remembered story on NPR last week. I thought they had something about older East Germans pining for the Good Ol' Days but didn't find that. I did come across this...
  • Commented on Oh dear
    Okay, I gotta ask. Just what is that on top of Quarry House? Is it simply a sculptural lightning rod, or does it serve some other nefarious purpose--at least in the Laundryverse? Looks like something out of classic Dr.Who....
  • Commented on Berlin trip
    FWIW, I wasn't suggesting that BS's fiction was collaborative, but RH and the various pseudos. What I have trouble with is that the targets were her peers, according to her description of herself. It reminds me of the cliché of...
  • Commented on Berlin trip
    Your first link needs fixng. I only brought it up because of your retweets this morning and previous ones. I agree that questionable people can make good art, I'm more along with SFreader's point: Do I want to spend money...
  • Commented on Berlin trip
    First apologies. I really hesitate to bring this up. Obviously, feel free to delete if you feel this isn't the time or place. Or if you intend to do a post on it, though I certainly wouldn't blame you for...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    I don't know about you, but I really wish that the BBC* would bring back that old programme "Comrade Academician Who". I loved that show! *British Broadcasting Collective [Sorry, I got nothing else, also late to this for reasons]...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Thoroughly off the original topic, and no where near the current one (which I know nothing about). Why? It was hinted (never stated but well it was the 1960s) that he had had an affair with Emma Peel, and he...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    ...why clever Bob did not have a simple vampire tester ie a small but high power UV LED attached to his lapel with which he could inconspicuously zap everyone he met. Basil would not have lasted even half the book....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    ...it only worked face to face. TV was no good. And it only had a short-term effect. So he gets to be head of a small party, but he doesn't get big TV coverage. He does a lot of work...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    That reminds me of this: Dogged By Controversy, A Jewish Sect Is On The Move Again. A Hassidic sect from Canada leaving for Guatemala in part to get away from child abuse accusations. South & Central America has my...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    That's funny. I used the same site before commenting, except that I looked up Arsenal which did not list Library in the thesaurus for it....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    I had seen the Hamish MacBeth TV series and was thinking of reading the books, but learned that his dog in them is a German Shepherd instead of a Westie, and changed my mind. Not much of a reason, but...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Oops, should have followed the link first. But don't/won't read them either....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    on board a train from London to Edinburgh when it crosses the Forth Rail Bridge (geography lesson ahoy). What? It went the long way 'round, right? There are plenty of reasons I've never read Clancy, you've added another....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    I've never seen Arsenal referring to printed material. Nightmare Chronicles, would be decent, but sounds more like a series title. I'm thinking more of things that keep the meaning: Shelves, Depository or Repository. I rather like The Nightmare Repository, it's...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    The creator is wondering what to do with all the merch they already have with the old ISIS logo because it's not exactly salable, not even to irony-loving hipsters. I (an anti-hipster) might if I were a fan of the...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Assuming you've read this: The War Nerd: Nobody could have predicted Islamic State’s retreat from Kobane (except me)...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    From what I've read Turkey is fine with the Kurds in Iraq and Syria (who are acting as a barrier between them and Da'esh), it's the PKK they have a problem with....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    The usual proto-tablet I've seen referenced in SF is in "2001", what Bowman and Poole watch the news on during breakfast. In the novel they are described as a small device that clips onto a pad about the size of...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Late since I couldn't reply last night. To the extent that Da'esh are currently destablizing the border areas of a NATO member (Turkey) and pissing off everyone in a wide swathe of land, I wouldn't dismiss them as "not a...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Umm, seems to me that AQ isn't much of a threat today (if it ever really was much of one). And if you extend the 'curse' to UKIP, doesn't that suggest it'll end with Nigel Farage being hunted down by...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Oh, and the curse didn't take for New Life Church. They're still around, though have been quiet lately. Maybe because they were more collateral damage in "The Apocalypse Codex"?...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    The Laundry Files explicitly exists in an alternate history to our own, okay? Well, I always assumed so. Of course, I consider all fiction as alternate reality. Feòrag @1: To apply the curse so that party will die painfully?...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Actually, I haven't given too much thought about a head stone, a simple marker with name and dates perhaps. I've always thought I'd prefer having my body wrapped in a shroud and stuck in the ground, with some sort of...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Happy First Half Century. Here's to the Second! I'm tempted to go along with MeSaare, something like "No Fair! I wasn't finished." But I hope to live long enough that I won't need that one. I'll disagree slightly with El;...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Yeah, I usually wait--it was a couple months before I put iOS7 on mine, but was happy with it. I should've waited this time too. I'll note that I have a later ipad2, don't know how much difference that makes....
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