OT - NO POLITICS Off Topic 2020 part XXIII - How is everybody coping?

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    I'd never previously realised that Domhnall was Brendan's son! It's so obvious - both Irish, same surname, both actors, age gap is right and they look vaguely similar, but it simply never occurred to me.

    Brendan Gleeson is one of my favourite actors. So many brilliant performances. Hard to choose a best, but his role in In Bruges was superb.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Brendan aswell. One of my favourite comedy movies is called The Guard starring Brendan and Don Cheadle. I don't think many people outside of Ireland are familiar with it as a lot of the humour is very "Irish" so I'm not sure how much of it would translate abroad but I'd definitely recommend checking it out.

    Domhnall is forging a nice little career for himself. Aswell as About Time (which I also really enjoyed) and Ex Machina he was also in The Revenant with Leo, American Made with Cruise and some of the Star Wars movies so he is keeping good company.
     
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    These were incredible. Well done Berklee, John Legend and Sheila E



     
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    I think I’ve mentioned before that every Saturday night we do Zoom trivia with friends. This week has a theme, and I’m preparing

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    loved Ex Machina. Thought it was super creepy
     
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    The Guard is brilliant. It is very Irish, but I think enough of the humour and references are understandable that it still works very well for the non-Irish viewer even if they don't get every single gag. Having Don Cheadle play cipher for the broader audience also helps, mixing between laughing and thinking 'what on earth is that about?'

    Ireland has a knack for making great movies. Lots of little gems over the years.
     
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    It was. That poor guy.
     
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    Ah. He was also good in an episode of "Black Mirror."
     
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    I bought a peloton

    got it almost exclusively because of Cody rigsby. That dudes gonna get me fabulous
     
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    I remember my wife and I watched it on its release at a small international film festival that was being held in Auckland NZ. It was on at a beautiful theatre on Queen St. Most of the audience were Kiwis except for a few little pockets of Irish darted around the theatre. Every now and then there would a very Irish joke that the kiwis just wouldn't get and therefore wouldn't respond but the little groups of Irish were nearly rolling on the floor. To say the kiwis looked bemused would be an understatement. The one that sticks in my memory is when the little boy laughs at the thought of killing little Protestants. You'd really have to have an understanding of Irish history to get what was going on there.

     
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    Speaking of movies I watched Extraction on Netflix last night with one of your boys @Aussie Bruin Chris Hemsworth. Really enjoyed it. Violent, fast paced and one of my favourite things in a movie.. well choreographed gun fights or Gun Fu.
    It was very John Wick-ish in places which was no bad thing. For anyone into that sort of action movie, I'd recommend.
     
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    How much and where did you purchase it ~ I’m a gym guy love the atmosphere but if this goes on a year I may invest
     
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    I think with the 'killing little Protestants' line it's partly the shock that gets people, especially being spoken by a kid. It's that thought of 'can he really say that?', given everything that's happened in Ireland's history. Well with the Irish sense of humour, yes he can. But a lot of non-Irish people probable don't expect that, or don't get it. The film itself kind of plays on that 'lost in translation' aspect with Gleeson's character making casual racist gags and pretending not to see what the problem is.
     
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    Watched the perks of being a wallflower last night. Wonderful story. Found myself totally attached to several characters within the first half hour.
     
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    watched Brittany Runs a Marathon last night, pretty funny
     
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    Todd!!!!

    Out of curiosity, is he the regular anthem singer for the Celtics as well?
     
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    @Kate08 what on earth is that sticky note on your tv?
     
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    My husband’s brother died yesterday. Or maybe the day before. His roommate found him yesterday. He lived in NC and we hadn’t seen him for several years, so we had to deal with finding a funeral home and making arrangements long-distance. We were able to come up with his SSN for the death certificate via cop connections and getting paperwork notarized on Mother’s Day by a district justice friend. We don’t know the cause of death, except that there was no foul play, so no idea if it was virus related. He was 60.

    Last week Westy said, “when this thing is over I’m going to get on my bike and ride down to see my brother before it’s too late.”
     
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