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by Captain Kirk
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Movie about the Cave Rescue
Replies: 23
Views: 631

Re: The Movie about the Cave Rescue

My own view, were I ever to be asked (!), is that music should play very little part in such a movie. In that cave it must have been as silent as a tomb with only the sound of silence and rushing water for the most part. I reckon natural sounds will convey what it must have felt like far better tha...
by Captain Kirk
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 339
Views: 7255

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Fill me in guys, I'm reading about the stateless boys - why are they stateless, aren't they all from Thailand? For decades there has traditionally been a lot of ethnic tension across the border in Myanmar between the hill tribes and the Burmese. In that part of Thailand the border is like a sieve a...
by Captain Kirk
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 339
Views: 7255

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Fill me in guys, I'm reading about the stateless boys - why are they stateless, aren't they all from Thailand?
by Captain Kirk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 339
Views: 7255

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Just when I thought it was difficult to find folk more cynical than myself some of you are doing a good job of proving me wrong. I don't believe any of the offers being made to the team had anything to do with money. Maybe I'm having a sentimental day, but I also believe the boys would not go anywhe...
by Captain Kirk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 339
Views: 7255

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Forgive me for venting, and I know that this is totally missing the point, but I can't help but be appalled by how much misinformation we've been fed over the past weeks. Forgive me, I don't care. They got out, that'll do for me. Journalists will always exaggerate or latch onto rumours or whatever,...
by Captain Kirk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 105
Views: 2622

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

I see Trump is now using the Hillary Clinton defence - "I misspoke". Classic.
by Captain Kirk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that kept me glued to the TV
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Things that kept me glued to the TV

The only two I really recall keeping me glued to the seat were 9/11 and Blair's first election win. Since I left school in 1979 (the year of the witch) my adult life had only seen a Tory govt until then and as the night went on there was the added joy of the Tories being wiped off the Scottish map. ...
by Captain Kirk
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 339
Views: 7255

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

They should be honoured officially of course. After all they honoured half the England cricket team for winning a couple of cricket matches against Australia a few years back. I know which I rate the more substantive feat.
by Captain Kirk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 105
Views: 2622

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Angela Merkel, JFK, RFK, LBJ,George H W Bush, Michael Bloomberg,John Kasich, Ronald Reagan and many more. Couple of them I don't know much about, couple more from the history books but for fuck sake Bush? Business partners with Bin Laden? Give me a break. You're right though, you won't change my mi...

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