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RE: [VIDEO] Ticket booking fees declared too expensive by Which?

dunno, it's good he stepped in, but the actual price of tickets is pretty cheap, I guess a $20 ticket is in the gods of a megadome, so you probably need opera glasses to see the screen, let alone dots on stage, "cheap" stadium tickets here started at £60 for them!

RE: [VIDEO] Ticket booking fees declared too expensive by Which?

I've seen a few more bands moaning about venues taking a big cut of merch, some even now going as far as to say no merch will be sold in the o2 owned/run venues! (I guess they hope these days the fans will buy the tour t-shirts online)

Also, saw that Robert Smith from the Cure the other day tweeting about how he tried to keep prices down for tickets, but I guess he couldn't stop ticketmaster for then adding on more and more for handling fees.....or could he?

Ticketmaster offers partial refunds to The Cure fans

Ticketmaster has offered a partial refund to fans who bought tickets to see The Cure's upcoming US tour.

The company came under fire earlier this week, when it emerged that, in some cases, the fees added up to more than the face value of the ticket.

The Cure's frontman Robert Smith said he was "sickened" by the "debacle" and promised fans answers.

One customer who bought four $20 (£16.54) tickets ended up paying $172,10 (£142), after service fees, a facility charge and an order processing fee were added.

Another, who wanted to see the band in Phoenix, Arizona, paid $72.25 (£59.75) for a ticket with the face value of $20 (£16.54).

This item was edited on Saturday, 18th March 2023, 08:14

RIP Lance Reddick( Lieutenant Daniels in The Wire)

saw the name trending, rang a bell, couldn't work out why, as soon I saw the picture, thought, oh no, that's Lieutenant Daniels :(

Lance Reddick, star of The Wire and John Wick, dies aged 60

Lance Reddick, an actor in the popular HBO series The Wire, has died aged 60, according to US media outlets.

Reddick was also known for starring as Charon in the John Wick action-thriller movie franchise.

The musician and actor died suddenly of natural causes on Friday in his Los Angeles home, his publicist said.

[VIDEO] The machine

err, this looks bonkers :)

nsfw red band:

The Machine is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by Peter Atencio inspired by the 2016 stand-up routine of the same name created by Bert Kreischer, who also stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The film also stars Mark Hamill, Jess Gabor, Jimmy Tatro, Stephanie Kurtzuba and Mercedes De La Cruz.

one of those where there may or may not be some truths/part truths/fabrications, but not sure it really matters for the ride :)

This item was edited on Friday, 17th March 2023, 13:23

RE: [VIDEO] Ted Lasso Season 3

I thought about watching it again, but couldn't wait :)

anyway, great start, didn't disapoint :)

RE: Voter ID

I'll mention it to my parents tomorrow, but I can just imagine them, and other elderly ppl turning up:

driving license please.

dad, gets out wallet, pulls out a 60+ yr old piece of paper that falls apart a little bit more

sorry sir, that's not valid, do you have a passport?

dad goes home to gets passport, him and mum spend half a day finding where they put them "safe", it expired years ago, which is fine, but decide, they really can't be bothered to go back again to polling station :(

I'm 99% sure the old guy next door won't have any photo ID, and if i say I'll help him get the free online one, I know his response will be "f them, if they don't want me to vote blah blah blah" :(

This item was edited on Monday, 13th March 2023, 21:05

RE: [VIDEO] The Last of Us (HBO)

when is season 2? I want it now :)

Maybe I'll play the game now.

I liked the

hospital scene, where it was just like in a game, walk down corridor, shoot the "bad guy" out of ammo, so pick up their gun :)

and at the beginning, I thought...

oh, they did a good job of getting an actress to sound v similar to Ellie, then look in IMDB and see it's the game Ellie being her mum :)

This item was edited on Monday, 13th March 2023, 21:00

RE: Voter ID

thought I'd bump this as local elections coming up, email from my local council:
Local elections on 4 May: The way you vote is changing

The Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time on Thursday 4 May 2023, when local elections take place

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can find a list on our website. For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, you can also visit the Electoral Commission website or call 0800 328 0280.

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID or your ID no longer looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can do this online, or by completing a paper application and returning it to us, by 25 April 2023.

Or you may find it easier to vote by post or proxy, which don’t require you to provide photo ID. The deadline to apply for a post or proxy vote is Tuesday 18 April 2023

This item was edited on Monday, 13th March 2023, 09:06

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

"Scab" Gabby Logan

I wonder how long this will last for?

I guess the BBC want Lineker to quit, as they would have to pay him so much if they get rid, and hope he asks his supporters to go back to work?

Will be interesting if he digs his heels in, and shows Alan Sugar et al. "Getting away with it"

RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

Resident Evil 4 on the GC was one of my fave games ever, completed main game, and then did loads of bonuses, extras etc

So, when I saw there was a downloadable demo of RE4 REmake on PS4 thought I'd give it a go, wow, I forgot how tense it is, and they've really ramped up the gruesome nice, I died in a way which made me squirm!

possesed villager grabbed my head, and put his thumbs in my eyes

I didn't want to read too much but I read that they've kept it more or less the same, but changed bits, which is what I think they did with other remakes.

seemed pretty good so far, not sure how long the demo is.

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

spotted elsewhere:Quote:
Gary Lineker backs Brexit referendum campaign

26 July 2018

A spokesman for the BBC said: "Gary is not involved in any news or political output for the BBC and as such any expression of his personal political views does not affect the BBC's impartiality."

This item was edited on Saturday, 11th March 2023, 16:34

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

I like the idea of him at the helm of Lineker's press conference :)

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

I guess on Sky Sports? My dad doesn't have Sky Sports, but puts on one of the news channels to see the goals at 17:00, might be sky news, not sure. there's a high lights football net site which i go to at 17:00 see highlights, that have magiced themselves there from ppl recording them and making their own highlights :) usually there withing 30mins of final whistle, and usually from another English speaking feed

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

it just gets wierder:


Hours of BBC sports shows dropped as Lineker row deepens

this has great comments, most suggesting if you do, come by plane, not boat ;)

he's great on the Olympics, football though, hmmn, maybe with John McEnroe could make the dullest matches interesting?

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

this account is known to confuse some ppl!

I wonder how many ppl they contacted to be replacement hosts before they realised they may as well give up?

Match of the Day to air without presenters or pundits as Gary Lineker told to step backQuote:
Match of the Day will air later without a studio presenter, pundits, or its regular commentators, after the BBC told Gary Lineker to step back in a row over impartiality.

Pundits Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Micah Richards and Jermaine Jenas have all said they will not appear on the show.

Alex Scott hinted the same while six members of the MOTD commentating team said they would also not take part.
I guess some of them didn't want to appear as "scabs" .

nice the players asking permission to avoid fines:
BBC Sport understands a number of players from various clubs contacted the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) to say they may want to show solidarity with Lineker and the MOTD pundits by boycotting the post-match interviews on the show.

The PFA - which has been in talks with players and clubs on the matter - are believed to be supportive of any players who choose to do so.

it's wierd like the Joe Lycett David Beckham World Cup thing, how one tweet becomes such a massive news story, and just like that, the post is more news than the subject.

(I'm aware of the irony in us adding fuel to the fire :) )

This item was edited on Saturday, 11th March 2023, 08:21

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

David Baddiel

I wonder if, somewhere, John Terry is practicing using an autocue.

This item was edited on Friday, 10th March 2023, 22:41

RE: BBC Lineker 'thing'..

it is an odd situation, ppl showing examples where Alan Sugar has criticised Govt, but that was OK, I guess he didn't compare them to Nazis?

Nice that Ian Wright is showing support, and as others have said, the fact that the Lineker thing was number 1 most read on BBC's site, but what he was talking about was further down says a lot :(

You could understand them being upset if he had said it live on Match of the Day, but his own personal twitter account, rather than a MotD should be fine.

BUT, having said that, Disney parted ways with Gina Carano after repeated stupid tweets and wrote her out of Mandalorian.

I could understand my boss having a word with me if on linked in I posted something bad, since it shows who i work for etc, but still shouldn't be seen as a view of the company, but twitter, facebook etc is ok?

The Cleaner (Greg Davies' sitcom)

Greg Davies' sitcom the cleaner is back for season 2, 24th March, I meant to post about it when season 1 was on, but just added it to Christmas TV.

anyway, it's very silly, but very good, well worth a watch.

This item was edited on Friday, 10th March 2023, 07:53

RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian

that was really good, I liked Bo-Katan in the cartoon series, and it's always good when you see Mando being a bit crap :)

hold my beer, this is how to use the dark sabre :)

RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars: The Bad Batch

this series has been a bit disapoitining so far, too many random episodes nothing to do with anything, until today's where it got a bit more interesting.

RE: [VIDEO] Quantum Leap!!! 19 Sept start date

quite enjoyed last night's, back to being a normal proper episode with "what ifs" :)

RE: [VIDEO] 3D printing

Uncle Jessy does a lot of that kind of thing (and also sells them on etsy):

just skimmed through the video, will watch later (an no doubt more) thought he was going to try and sell calipers, no, a link to download the plans to make your own, that is genius :)

not sure where the guy in my SWGoH guild got his from, but he mentioned assembling it, I suppose it depends on size of printer, your head, how complicated helmet is, if it has a face or not etc

RE: [VIDEO] 3D printing

I've just been looking at full size Star Wars storm trooper helmets, biker scout helmets clones etc ppl have made, once they paint them they can look really nice, apparently some of the ones ppl are selling on etsy are quite affordable and good quality.

RE: [VIDEO] The Last of Us (HBO)

yeh, I enjoyed it, but guessed it wasn't just deer they were eating, but maybe it wasn't meant to be a surprise?

and yes, she certainly wasn't taking any chances :O

shame it's last one next week, seems they could made it longer, unless they were worried it wouldn't be as popular as it is, but then not having played the game, maybe those ppl would be moaning they'd put to much gumpf in to flesh it out ;)

I guess it's like books -> TV/film, moreso with film they have to work out what bits to chop

can't please all the ppl all the time :) We seem to be enoying it, another forum i was looking at, it seemed to be getting a "meh" response.

[VIDEO] RE:What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

seemed an odd colaboration, but it works, i'll have to find out how it happened later!

Jason Williamson says of the collaboration, "Perry got in touch and said he wanted to work with us. He’s a really cool guy and his back catalogue clearly speaks for itself, so we jumped at it, and "So Trendy" grew from there."

I guess in the modern internet world Perry Farrel hearing Sleaford Mods is no wierder than Obama or Tony Hawk playing Wet Leg :)

This item was edited on Monday, 6th March 2023, 16:14