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All very confusing, brother Smalls. Smoking hot German, random date featured in the Guardian, long time GF - currently unattached after 24 hours... what's going on my man?

Without getting too Philosophy 101, the main issue with religion is it's steeped in determinism. You do good things, expecting good things to happen to you - all on the back of something that might or might not exist. Some religions have become so warped, they'll do heinous things, expecting good things in return from that same possibly imaginary being.

Generally like to approach life as an existentialist steeped in free will. If there is a God, I'm pretty sure he/she/it would prefer it that way.

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hahahahahah

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Gotta add some filters, Smalls. Can't be throwing up restaurants in this thread without visiting them, willy nilly.

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Is that fly on the tongue on purpose?

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Oh completely forget about the 4 days of Marriage courses we had to do so that we could married in the Catholic church. Holy fucking shit what a trip that was. Telling us condoms were evil and that timing sex around the woman's cycle is the way to go. The images they showed us for the abortion section has been burned into my memory for life. I should fucking rip up that damn certificate.

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Father is Hindu, mother was roman catholic - both made it a point to not label their kids, especially since both the grandparents were playing hardball during their marriage. Mom made us go to church on Christmas and Easter and we always had massive family get togethers during that time. I can't remember my Dad ever taking us to a temple, though we did do cultural stuff (Durga Puja, if you can be bothered to google it) in Calcutta which was his home town.

I actually enjoyed religion during my time in England in boarding school, praying, singing hymns and such, and funnily enough the school gave my parents the choice, to which my mom happily told the headmaster to send us to church whenever required.

It was when I came back to India and started studying in an International school run by fucking Protestant missionaries that I became completely jaded. They were an evil lot.

Now I just think religion is a joke that does way more harm than good. The missus made us have a catholic wedding, and while it was a beautiful affair, Spotlight came out around the same time and I keep telling her what a bad taste it has left in my mouth that our marriage was officiated by the catholic church. I'm pretty agnostic, leaning towards believing in an higher power... but organized religion is a massive problem and needs to be done away with.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No comment, Millsy.

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Grant wrote:

They're more birds' Trabbs.  They had their day in the sun in the late 90s, but no place for them now.

Fair points, Grant. Have the same doubts as well.

Dave and Mono - With some absolutely horrendous recommendations, as per.

Zackster with food for thought.

And GRH hitting it out of the park. Habit tops that list without a doubt, and will be my first choice on my eventual trip to the west coast. Mouth is literally watering here. Always liked In & Out, but those fries are terrible. That being said, Red Robin was always one of my favourites during my college days, but that's slightly more high-end than Habit and In&Out.

More fitting for this thread, use to be a massive fan of Jack In The Box - great breakfast sandwiches and you gotta have those curly fries. But you'd feel proper dirty after those meals.

Here in Bangalore, Hard Rock trumps all. Hickory BBQ Bacon burger, yes please.

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Yay or nay?

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That was a monster goal from Valencia.

The look on Rooney's face after the flood gates opened towards the end. Still, what a legend.

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How could I forget. The new season of The Great British Bake is going strong. But I genuinely miss the lezzas and mary berry.

Also this guy is a complete and utter ponce. Who is he? I'd wiki him but I think dermo will give me a better description.

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The new season of Rick and Morty has been superb.

The last season of Halt and Catch Fire has not been as entertaining as last year, but it's warming up to a decent send-off. Really underrated show, that.

Caught a few episodes of American Vandal, spoofing all the true crime shows. A bit juvenile, but some great lol moments.

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Pull the trigger right in your and comer's face, dermo.

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Grant wrote:
Diminished Responsibility wrote:

Apple Watch 3 worth looking at? Not really convinced by that, either.

That actually doesn't look bad - you don't need a phone with the new one, you can make calls, text and stream music from it - sounds great in theory any way.  I'm not gonna get one though, they look shit and you have to charge it every single day.

Was very close to pulling the trigger on one, but then I decided those funds could go into a timeless automatic that won't require charging or get obsolete over two years.

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Holding on to my 6S Plus for one more year. That 8 model is a total farce and when it comes to the x, generally like to wait for the second gen when there is such a radical hardware change.

Apple Watch 3 worth looking at? Not really convinced by that, either.

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Would have loved to have timed it around Dixon man, now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that i get to see Job Jobse.

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jules72 wrote:

Thought Mad Men was decent for the most part but it slid into a hole by the end...was good they stopped further series.

Was disappointed by the last season when i first watched it (especially they played it out over two years), but on second watch, it's actually really clever. Draper at his most vulnerable and it's actually quite beautiful. 

Season 6 definitely felt a bit unnecessary.

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smallman1 wrote:
Diminished Responsibility wrote:

Just wait till i start my sabbatical thread on here Dave, shit is going down.

Is a trip to glorious London on the cards Rhouses?

Not this year Smalls, probably do a three-day stop over on my US trip early next year though.

Going to be in Amsterdam and Berlin for the first two weeks in October, if you're around?

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Just wait till i start my sabbatical thread on here Dave, shit is going down.

Just can't bring myself to buying any sort of disc. I have Involver 1 and AirDrawnDagger signed by the man, and that's a good enough token.

Always surprised to see how much demand Diggers' live series on CDs gets on here. I have far too many CDs with disc rot to spend any money on them ever again.

I'll be happy to pay for a solid 1080 video download, along with the 320.

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Grant wrote:

I always found it too boring, Rhouses - there's so much good TV out there, that slid way down the list.

Problem is Season 1 is the worst of the lot, so it's a bit tough getting into it. Season 3-7 onwards has got to be some of the best TV I've ever watched, and I'd say that Season 4 is on par with The Wire Season 3 as an all-time great. Such great character development and script writing. With a bit of context for the later seasons though, S1 is actually very good as a repeat watch.

But I mean, sure, advertising and marketing gets a lot of hate on here, so maybe it's a tough sell.

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Beijing Dave wrote:
Diminished Responsibility wrote:

Funnily enough, I haven't done 5 Guys yet. Will give it a go next time.

Smallman heartily recommends.

lol.

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Dermatron wrote:

Rhouses full of shite for a change? About to get stuck into it over the weekend. Cannot wait.

lol. I just did a couple of episodes. Will get stuck in this weekend too.