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by Yossarian
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sitcoms
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: Sitcoms

RedRevolver wrote I tried to watch that after getting obsessed with Michelle Gomez in Green Wing but it didn't really grab me at the time. Might rewatch it if a fellow Sunny fan enjoyed it. :) Anyone watching Donald Glover's Atlanta? I'd heard of it, in name only, but gave it a shot last night seei...
by Yossarian
Sat May 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sitcoms
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: Sitcoms

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia The Office (both UK & US versions) Bojack Horseman Peep Show Family Guy Rick & Morty The Book Group (a little known sitcom set in Glasgow in the early 2000s) There are others. I spend a worrying amount of time watching and re-watching episodes of my favourit...
by Yossarian
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Grammar in Foreign Languages
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Grammar in Foreign Languages

I think that this is just a matter of aptitude. I have the opposite problem. I have little difficulty with grammar, but I struggle to pick up languages. My wife is bilingual and I have been trying to learn her native language with little or no success.
by Yossarian
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

I definitely agree that a deal is going to be hard to reach. One country has decided to leave a longstanding union of twenty-eight countries. The one leaving is not going to be dictating the terms. Free movement of labour strikes me as being the real sticking point. There seems to be a consensus tha...
by Yossarian
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

Speaking as a British citizen, my honest answer is that I don't know. I certainly hope we can, because we've committed now and any attempt to reverse the result of the referendum would be an affront to our democratic process. I think that we have given up a lot by leaving the EU. We will likely lose...
by Yossarian
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Comedy
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: Comedy

My favourite comedian is probably Stewart Lee. Some may remember him from Fist of Fun and This Morning with Richard, Not Judy back in the 90s. He's one of the smartest comedians out there. His delivery is almost flawless. I very rarely laugh out loud when watching TV, but Mr Lee often leaves me in s...
by Yossarian
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Martial Arts Anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

Re: Martial Arts Anyone?

Hello Skyebison, I would be interested to hear about your progress. I practiced Muay Thai boxing in the past (I done it for about 2 years). I got a lot out of the martial art, but I struggled with the high kicks and learning some of the more complicated combos. I can definitely relate to having to &...
by Yossarian
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Forthcoming General Election
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: Forthcoming General Election

When the election was first called, it seemed like a Conservative landslide victory was inevitable. I still think that the Tories will win, but it won't be the clean sweep that Mrs May might have been expecting. Mr Corbyn has certainly made himself a good deal more credible in the eyes of the electo...
by Yossarian
Mon May 22, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 11
Views: 2217

Re: Music

I love 90s grunge and alternative bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam. That era seemed to produce so many talented acts and little known gems. I also really enjoy 90s Britpop (Blur, Sleeper etc). It's probably obvious that I was a teenager in the 90s. I'm also a big hip hop fan. Ice ...
by Yossarian
Mon May 08, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Teachers

Thanks for the feedback. Tom, I agree that a good teacher can make a huge difference to a student's success. This is, of course, true for all pupils regardless of any learning differences. That said, I think that it can be particularly important for pupils who exhibit such differences. Dan, I found ...
by Yossarian
Fri May 05, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Teachers

Did anyone have any particularly positive or negative experiences with their teachers at school? I wonder if teachers today are better trained to recognise learning differences such as dyspraxia. I was born in the early 80s and, as a child, I experienced difficulties with sports (still do :P ), hand...
by Yossarian
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favorite Movies with the Theme of Bullying
Replies: 22
Views: 3042

Re: Favorite Movies with the Theme of Bullying

There is a very good Estonian movie called Klass. The movie takes place in a high school where one boy has been singled out by a group of bullies. The boy is subjected to violence, humiliation and the class are encouraged to treat him like a pariah. One of the classmates, however, decides to befrien...
by Yossarian
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Feeling overly confident
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Feeling overly confident

I noticed that you describe yourself as an understanding person. I think that being understanding comes from having struggled oneself. Over the years, I have experienced a great deal of harsh criticisms in the gym halls of school and in the workplace. Knowing the effect this has had on me, I am relu...
by Yossarian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mass effect game series
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: Mass effect game series

Played through all the Mass Effect games as they came out. Mass Effect 2 was, in my opinion, one of the best games ever made. I always liked Wrex as a character. Just started on Andromeda, which seems great, despite the lukewarm reviews it got.
by Yossarian
Sun May 08, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Video games aren't a bad thing
Replies: 24
Views: 5509

Re: Video games aren't a bad thing

I've been playing video games since I was nine years old (I'm 35 now). As a child, I never enjoyed team sports and video games were a actually a social experience for kids like me. We would trade games and spend hours at each other's homes playing marathon sessions together. These are actually some ...

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