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The Debates

Post by lpm » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:49 pm

Anyone going to be watching the first episode of this show tomorrow night?

It's a new comedy, featuring two white American men arguing with each other. One's a nice but befuddled old man. The other's a racist and confused old man.

It's on at 2 a.m. UK time, for 1.5 hours. I've found it works well to do that two sleep thing, 10 to 2, then 3:30 to 7:30.
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Re: The Debates

Post by dyqik » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:31 pm

I find I sleep better if I ignore the existence of the debates.

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:45 pm

I heard that they're going to be talking about the most important issues of the age. Presumably climate change will feature prominently?
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Re: The Debates

Post by Aitch » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:58 pm

lpm wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Anyone going to be watching the first episode of this show tomorrow night?

It's a new comedy, featuring two white American men arguing with each other. One's a nice but befuddled old man. The other's a racist and confused old man.

It's on at 2 a.m. UK time, for 1.5 hours. I've found it works well to do that two sleep thing, 10 to 2, then 3:30 to 7:30.
I think I read somewhere recently that they have machines these days that can record televisual programmes for you to (forget to) watch them later. Have you considered the possibility of looking into getting one?

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Post by discovolante » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:09 pm

Is the non-orange one nice? Or just a bit less not nice? Or is that part of the plot?
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Post by JQH » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:36 pm

discovolante wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Is the non-orange one nice? Or just a bit less not nice? Or is that part of the plot?
Well, he's not a fascist which puts him leagues ahead of the tangerine tw.t.
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Re: The Debates

Post by Squeak » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:11 pm

I'd like to thank the Americans for timing all their major political events (debates, election counts) to match my mornings off work. I might watch the debates. I will definitely watch the commentary. And I will definitely eat popcorn.

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:03 pm

I haven't watched one of those debates since Obama-Romney. It was boring as f.ck, and both of those people could speak in full sentences.

I will wait for the commentary and memes, but might watch any promising segments on Biden's environmental policy. My view on Trump won't change, but my opinion of Biden is quite improvable.
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Post by Martin_B » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:17 am

Is it actually going to be a debate, or is it that a moderator will introduce a topic, usually in the form of a question, which allows the two 'debaters' to provide their basic stump spiel, while completely ignoring the question?

Feel free to respond without answering the question above.
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Post by El Pollo Diablo » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:42 am

Which of the four channels is it on?
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Post by Martin_B » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:09 am

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
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Which of the four channels is it on?
Over here on ABC News and SBS.

In the UK it seems to be on Sky News and possibly BBC News. Because heaven forbid a debate between the two potential leaders of the free world interfere with re-runs of Top Gear (BBC2) or NCIS: New Orleans (Ch 5).
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Post by Vertigowooyay » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:03 am

Robust reply to Trump’s f.ckwitted drug test challenge:
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Re: The Debates

Post by headshot » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:50 pm

Martin_B wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:17 am
Is it actually going to be a debate, or is it that a moderator will introduce a topic, usually in the form of a question, which allows the two 'debaters' to provide their basic stump spiel, while completely ignoring the question?

Feel free to respond without answering the question above.
I think what's important to note is not whether the questions will, or will not, be answered, but whether the public really wants to hear answers to questions. It's about time my honourable friend understood the the needs of ordinary working families and supported our policy to level-up the country and make Britain a world-beating nation after years of neglect, rather than trying to score cheap political points by asking questions and expecting answers.

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Re: The Debates

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:19 pm

Has there ever been a more important debate between two old men? I really f.cking hope Biden nails it.
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Re: The Debates

Post by tenchboy » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:03 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Has there ever been a more important debate between two old men? I really f.cking hope Biden nails it.
My dream scene would work as well here as it would at PMQs.
Trump/Bojo: bladderly bladderly blather
Biden/Starmer: <with screwed up quizical face looking at Trump/Bojo> What!!!???
...<Looks to camera/Mr Speaker for help>
...<looks back>: That's not even a f.cking sentence!

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Re: The Debates

Post by dyqik » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:34 pm

Alexandra Petri of the WaPo introduces the Debate drinking game:
debate drinking game!: continue to drink continuously as you have been doing for the past six months

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Re: The Debates

Post by dyqik » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:59 pm

Trump has already sent out emails saying that he's done debating and implying that he did badly, while begging for money.

https://twitter.com/dloehr/status/13110 ... 59174?s=09

The debate starts in two hours.

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Re: The Debates

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:06 am

Jesus, only an hour to go. Hopefully I'll be asleep for the predictable torrent of b.llsh.t hits my social media.
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Re: The Debates

Post by monkey » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:27 am

dyqik wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Trump has already sent out emails saying that he's done debating and implying that he did badly, while begging for money.

https://twitter.com/dloehr/status/13110 ... 59174?s=09

The debate starts in two hours.
That doesn't read like admitting he's done badly to me. It reads like something Trump would say regardless of how it went. But I'm glad someone in the Trump campaign is going to get an earful for pressing send too early.

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Re: The Debates

Post by lpm » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:06 am

How ya doin' man?
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Re: The Debates

Post by lpm » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:17 am

"No, you're the liar".
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Re: The Debates

Post by lpm » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:21 am

"Will you shut up man."
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Re: The Debates

Post by dyqik » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:38 am

I'm watching a Hindi documentary about the history of regional Indian cuisine.

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Re: The Debates

Post by lpm » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:39 am

An entire country watching this wants Trump to shut the f.ck up.

And will decide the way to shut him up for 4 years is to vote for Biden.
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