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    SN43's Movie Discussion Thread!

    **** it must be grim then, still remember watching that and thinking this might be the most depressing film I've ever seen lol.
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    Bullet vs JOJO (June Location TBC)

    As a fellow Scot I hope Calderwood can somehow pull this off. The realist in me really doesn't believe its gonna happen though.
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    Politics thread

    Hearing that the EU has demanded for the return of "unlawfully removed cultural objects" such as the Elgin marbles has been included in the EU's negotiating mandate for trade talks with the UK. Only thing I find rather hilarious is likes of the French, Italians, German and Spanish telling the UK they need to "return the items they stole"
  4. https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/2/17/21140685/eugene-bareman-israel-adesanya-definitely-challenge-stipe-miocic-get-the-business-done-middleweight 2019 was a phenomenal year for Israel Adesanya, who not only won the UFC middlweight title but also took home Fighter of the Year honors. But according to City Kickboxing’s head coach Eugene Bareman, things are only just beginning for “The Last Stylebender”. Adesanya, who was recently named New Zealand’s Sportsman of the Year, is currently scheduled to defend his middleweight title against Yoel Romero at UFC 248. Should he get past Romero, Adesanya then ostensibly has a date against Paulo Costa, and after that, a number of other potential title contenders waiting in the wings. But according to Bareman, if things go according to plan, pretty soon Adesanya will be moving up in weight to challenge another champion, and it’s not the one you might expect. “Israel stated, and I think it’s a very good plan, he’s gonna do his thing in the middleweight division,” Bareman told Submission Radio recently. “There’s some really tough challenges. He should clear those out. There’s at least three or four more good challenges. But three or four more fights for Israel is like maybe within this year. So, after that, what’s the next challenge? For him, and we’ve done it in all the sports that we’ve participated in, it’s to move up in weight. And trust me, if he has these three or four more middleweight fights, we will push to fight Stipe [Miocic], a hundred percent. “Yeah, that’s the fight. . . If Israel can get the business done at middleweight, and if he’s successful he will definitely look to move and challenge Stipe. That’s a serious thing. But for us, we’re not paying immediate attention to it. There’s just so much that we have to put our concentration into now that it’s on the back burner. It’s in the back of our minds. So, yeah, let’s see if that hurries along Jon Jones [laughs].” Bareman and Adesanya have previously thrown out heavyweight champion Miocic as a possible opponent but the public has been much more fixated on a bout between Adesanya and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Adesanya himself has said that he’ll challenge Jones in 2021 after defending his own title a few times, though Jones has derided the 185-pound champion for putting off their potential superfight. Ultimately though, Bareman says it’s not Adesanya’s call on when to fight Jones, it’s his own. "I mean, that’s the thing, it’s not up to Israel. I make the decision on the fight,” Bareman said. “So, come 2021, Israel has to convince me that we should fight Jon Jones. And if I don’t feel that we have to, then it’s not gonna happen. It’s not even Israel’s call. . . “There’s a lot of things that [Adesanya] would have to do [to convince me], and a lot of those things that he’d have to do to fight Jon start now, that’ve already started. There’s a lot of stuff that we have to do. For all of Jon Jones’ faults as a person, he’s still a very, very good fighter and to prepare for someone of that nature, who’s that good, the prep for that sort of fight starts now. Yeah, but I’ve already stated that I don’t think that fight’s necessary. . . I think we’re on a different path, I just think we’re on a different journey. Israel’s got a lot of convincing to do before that fight happens.”
  5. Tyson Fury reminds the boxing world why nobody misses him. After tweeting out homophobic slurs to David Haye. Fury took aim at Haye this afternoon - claiming he knows “f**k all” about boxing - then offered his congratulations for “being out of the closet”. The former heavyweight champ published the messages to his 500,000 Twitter followers. Fury tweeted: “I wasn't having a go at David gay I'm complementing him, on knowing f**k all about boxing & being out of the closet. Well done Dave." Paulie Malignaggi calls out Conor McGregor "If the Floyd talk is serious you gotta test the waters against a decently recognisable [and] respectable name right? My team's phone will be on." Malignaggi, 36, has fought just once in the last 18 months but is a former world champion. Roy Jones Jr. will fight former bare-knuckle boxer Bobby Gunn on February 17, 2017 Former P4P king Jones (64-9, 46 KOs), 47, has taken the surprise decision to fight on despite retirement looming, and he will take to the ring with a man who has not boxed since 2013.
  6. https://www.tsn.ca/joe-soliz-judged-bout-coached-by-former-trainer-at-ufc-247-1.1444786 Mixed martial arts judge Joe Soliz, who drew the ire of UFC fans and analysts for his scoring of multiple bouts at UFC 247 in Houston on Feb. 8, has a connection to the gym of one of the fighters he controversially ruled in favour of on the card. Soliz judged five different matchups during the event, including a middleweight bout between Trevin Giles and James Krause. While it was a close fight, most observers felt the first round was definitively in Krause’s favour but was scored for Giles on Soliz’s scorecard. Since the conclusion of the event, TSN has learned that Soliz has a connection to Elite MMA, the gym where Giles trains under coach Eric Williams, who was in Giles’ corner for the bout. Soliz is also connected with Giles as a friend on Facebook. “Under Eric Williams of Elite MMA, I received my black belt in 2008,” Soliz told TSN. “I left Elite in 2010, and received my first-, second-, and third-degree under Octavio Couto.” UFC 247 was sanctioned by the Texas Combative Sports Program, which assigns judges to each matchup. “I haven’t been in contact or associated with [Elite MMA] in over eight years,” Soliz told TSN when asked if he should have disclosed the relationship as a potential conflict of interest before accepting the judging assignment. Soliz was also a Jeet Kune Do and Progressive Fighting Systems instructor at Elite MMA (then known as Elite Martial Arts) as early as 2002 and, according to Williams, started training at the gym in the 1990s. “I’ve known Joe for years,” Williams told TSN. “I haven’t talked to him in probably a year and a half or two years. The problem is it's kind of a small world, so you get people crossing paths and I think that you're going to have stuff like that happen. Whenever you can prevent it, I would. But again, I don't worry about it. If you finish the fight, you don't have to worry about those kinds of things. I really don't concern myself with it." Texas Combative Sports Program spokesperson Tela Mange told TSN that Soliz answered “no” to the question “Do you have a direct or indirect financial interest in the management of a contestant, manager or sanctioning body?” on his licensing application. Mange wouldn’t confirm whether Soliz disclosed any other conflict of interest, citing potential complaints that could be filed. “When [a judge is] approached to be part of the event, they are supposed to tell the commission, ‘I can't judge a particular bout because I know somebody,’ or if it's something that there are a number of conflicts, then they need to tell the commission,” Mange said. “We have a number of judges that we can rely on. We get input from the UFC or any other promoter that we’re doing events with for people that they would prefer and we just go from there.” Mange added that the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996/Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, the federal law that protects the rights and welfare of boxers and aids state boxing commissions with the oversight of the sport, covers conflicts of interest for boxing matches of 10 rounds or more, but does not address MMA bouts. “I’m assuming they all know,” Williams said when asked whether Soliz should have disclosed a potential conflict of interest to the commission. “We’ve all been around for years. I would be highly surprised if the boxing commission doesn’t know.” Marc Ratner, the UFC’s senior vice-president of regulatory affairs, was unavailable for comment. Krause’s manager, Jason House, plans on appealing the decision. “I was informed that one of the judges of the James Krause versus Trevin Giles bout had a close previous relationship with one of Giles’ coaches,” House wrote in a statement to TSN. “If true, this is deeply concerning. These athletes risk and sacrifice too much for there not to be a fair playing field. As we are currently in the appeals process, we are withholding further comment. It is our hope that the appeals process will work as designed and uphold the integrity of our sport.” John McCarthy, a Bellator MMA analyst who is also a referee and judge instructor for the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC), as well as the creator of an ABC-accredited MMA referee and judging training school, said he considers Soliz’s situation a conflict of interest. “The judge should have approached the athletic commission, depending on if the executive director is there or a lead inspector, [whoever is] the person that’s in charge of regulating that event at that venue that night,” McCarthy told TSN. “If they found out while they’re there that this person is cornering someone and they see that they’re assigned to that fight, they should go to the executive director [or lead inspector] and tell them, ‘I have trained with that person, I have received my black belt from them and I want to recuse myself from this fight.’ Then it’s up to the commission on whether or not they can judge. Most will never allow you to judge a fight when you have that sort of background with a cornerman or fighter.”
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

    A truly monumental moment 😂
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    Politics thread

    Damn that looks grim, one of my bosses said he loved Cuba but I think they just stayed in Havana.
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    Politics thread

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    SN43's Movie Discussion Thread!

    I kept seeing it being advertised as "The best vide game movie of all time" was sitting thinking to myself that's really not a high bar to clear lol. Went and seen it last night for a laugh with my little cousin, was ok for kids, did not expect that post credit scene
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    Politics thread

    Supporter or hater this one should get a laugh🤣
  12. I didn't even need to check who was first since you posted this lol
  13. Anybody else think Woody looks like Michael Rapaport's older brother lol?
  14. As it was brought to my attention that I was likely annoying a lot of people off in the movie and tv threads constantly filling them up with Superhero news. So I have created a place for a all things superhero. And will kick it off with the brand new Iron Fist trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7nfhrTlmIY And if that's not enough we have full cast full Marvel's latest tv project The Runaways. An interesting concept a group of teens with unique talents learn their parents are supervillains and collectively decide to do something about it. Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder is a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free-time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his childhood group of friends. Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru–tough, intelligent, and independent–embodies teenage angst. A budding “Wiccan,” Nico’s carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to. Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires. Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings. Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein is a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father’s. Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.
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    My official car thread

    Awesome real life Sweet Tooth And this thing I discovered which I thought looked really cool was actually called the "Herkimer Battle Jitney" in the movie Mystery Men.
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared Australians will be fuming after Holden allowed its business to "wither away" even as it pocketed $2 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies. The federal government vowed that Holden will be held to account over its promise to support the 600 workers and hundreds of dealers affected by the company’s decision to cease all Australian operations. The classic brand will be axed in Australia at the end of 2020, just three years after it wound up local manufacturing. It has posted its lowest monthly sales since the first Australian-made Holden rolled off the production line 72 years ago. Holden's American parent, General Motors, will close its Melbourne design studio and test track at Lang Lang on the city's south-east outskirts. “I am angry … like I think many Australians would be. Australian taxpayers put millions into a multinational company. They let the brand just wither away on their watch,” Mr Morrison said. @crangs thoughts?
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

    Yeah was surprised it reached national news level lol must have been a slow week.
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

    Woman seems a level 100 hypochondriac but the dude is also a serious beta male and im betting wouldn't have pulled that chit if it had been a bloke in the seat in front. I also very much approve of WCNC's hiring choices Carloyn Bruck & Rachel Lundberg.
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    Jedi Fallen Order hype thread.

    Same then after that it was saying something to the effect for "requires additional DLC" when I tried to go online so had to download another 9GB update definitely the worst game I have come across for updates.
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    Corona Virus Thread

    Better have somewhere for you to get Jug & Double Tap.