Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Since it's on Channel 4 now, I wonder if there's any chance of a Netflix deal for new episodes like with Bake Off.

Some of the later seasons are going to start airing in the US next month but it's on The CW so it's be censored. And, if they do season 7, I'm curious how they will handle Phil's wang.

Oh yeah. Phil's wang is integral to that season.

For those unfamiliar:

They had a clip of the hula hoop task on YouTube that is suspiciously not there anymore.

There' a short horror film just added to Shudder today called HOST and i was super impressed with it. It's generally a pretty plotless "group of young women accidentally summon a demon" premise but it's (presumably) filmed post-lockdown in the UK so the entire thing plays out over zoom (the length of a free zoom call, to be exact). The technical execution of it is REALLY impressive though. The special effects work is great, and it uses some chat features (face filters, zoom backgrounds) to GREAT dramatic effect. Even the end credits are great (someone has entered all the people that worked on the film on the 'friends list/contacts' bit and just scrolls down through them. That sounds lamer than it actually works out to be.

In short, highly recommend.

In fact i recommend Shudder in general. Pretty much EVERYTHING i've watched on there since subscribing at the start of everything getting locked down has been of a quality MUCH higher than the sorts of horror movies you see on netflix or (especially) Prime.

Yeah, Shudder is wonderful. I highly recommend their documentary "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror."

Taskmaster Series 7's first episode was added to Youtube (US) today and Phil's... tackle... was certainly on display. As was Alex's posterior in the 'quick change' challenge.

polypusher wrote:

Taskmaster Series 7's first episode was added to Youtube (US) today and Phil's... tackle... was certainly on display. As was Alex's posterior in the 'quick change' challenge.

Rhod sees every task as an opportunity to mess with the hosts as much as possible.

I think series 7 is my favourite series. With the exception of the songs about Deborah in series 5, it has all of my favourite moments.

DudleySmith wrote:

Rhod sees every task as an opportunity to mess with the hosts as much as possible.

This is my favourite outtake video from Taskmaster. Not sure why they took them all out though.

I think season 5 is my favourite because it was my first season and because Mel Giedroyc was very funny.

One of my favorite Rhod Gilbert moments is from when he was on QI and tried to convince everyone that Denmark was at a high enough latitude to experience polar night:

Random thing: Flonase. I went from daily sneezing and itchy eyes due to pet and pollen allergies to basically being fine, being able to breathe in 6 months and the change was pretty quick to start. I spent a lot of years getting tortured by allergies to have such a simple, cheap, off the shelf solution.

Yeah it works really well. Is that the one that the comedown is really brutal when you stop using it?

Got a promotion and a raise. And it is Friday.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Yeah it works really well. Is that the one that the comedown is really brutal when you stop using it?

Not my experience but YMMV. I often forget if things go well and remember when I suddenly have that nose sneeze that get's ya. Oh yeah go spray.

I use with generic Zyrtek, works well in combo.

When the Flonase gets you clear for good, after a few weeks, get some distilled water and a nasal lavage kit, and you won't even need the Flonase any more. Just wash your sinuses after you go out in heavy pollen weather and you'll be good. Works wonders.

SallyNasty wrote:

Got a promotion and a raise. And it is Friday.

Congratulations!

I’ve just been through a review of my role that has ended with a large increase of my salary and I’ve been put on a retention bonus scheme that means if I meet my objectives for next year I’ll be getting a significantly large bonus regardless of anything else going on. I’m feeling simultaneously quite proud and guilty as the company froze the usual pay rise this year, and massively reduced the corporate bonus scheme due to COVID-19.

I had no idea that was happening and one of the main people driving it through was a guy I’d say I’d been at loggerheads with most of the last year. Turns out he’s been listening much more than I thought! Gonna have to work bloody hard for the next year, but damn me if this isn’t the first time in a very long time I’ve worked for a company that actually appreciates what I do and is pulling out some stops to keep me. I’ll be honest, it’s kinda an odd feeling!

It is, when it happens, but it also means you've gotten the respect of the leaders (who are distinct from managers and executives). It's an indicator that you're getting some job security going. Congrats!

I can not seem to stop playing Mass Effect Andromeda co-op multiplayer lately. I long ago earned every possible reward, but I just keep playing and playing.

After a move characterized by unexpected complications and many miles on the road, ms. placed bravado, bravado-dog*, and I are sitting together in our new living room.

*Maybe he needs a better pseudonym, but the way he barks at strangers while weighing in at less than 30 lbs. suggests that my handle fits him too. Possibly better than it does me, but I was using it first.

I mean, bravadog is sitting right there.