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urban.spaceman

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  1. Thanks for keeping us a Brest of the situation.
  2. Send him there to get him to unsettle Mbappe and convince him his future lies in Seagrave, Leicestershire.
  3. This is where they've always belonged. They just had a 20 year blip where they won all the things.
  4. We'll definitely know he's ours if they mock up a pic of him in a Man Utd kit tho.
  5. Financially probably not but comedy value, definitely.
  6. Morning Stan. This aged well.
  7. It annoys me that it's taken them this long to figure out that they should stop.
  8. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote - 10/10 I'm a huge Gilliam fan so of course I'm biased. Plus, I've legitimately been waiting for this film for 20 ****ing years. He tried to make it in 2000 but the shoot only managed 5 days before the entire ****ing set being washed away by freak flash floods, one of the main actors developed a catastrophic back problem from sitting on a horse and couldn't do it any more, then the money got pulled. The 'making of' documentary ended up being very successful in its own right. He then went on to make other projects just to keep himself busy, including The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus with Heath Ledger, who died in the middle of the shoot. He recast the film and got close again, before the money failed to materialise. Then he finally managed to make the ****ing thing, before he was sued by a producer of the original project which delayed release. Needless to say I was trepidatious coming in. And it took a few minutes to get going, so I was a bit worried. But after the 20 minute mark or so, it descended into the kind of chaos only Terry Gilliam can do. And it was brilliant. It was the most Terry Gilliam film of any Terry Gilliam film ever. Absolutely hilarious, beautiful, absurd, chaotic and gloriously shot. I loved every minute of it, and I can't wait to see it again!
  9. Not necesarrily about us but it bloody well describes my experience as a Leicester fan: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51222376?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_campaign=bbcnews Devoted football fans experience 'dangerous' levels of stress Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images Brazil fans were emotional following their country's defeat to Germany in 2014 Devoted football fans experience such intense levels of physical stress while watching their team they could be putting themselves at risk of a heart attack, research suggests. The Oxford study tested saliva from Brazilian fans during their historic loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup. It found levels of the hormone cortisol rocketed during the 7-1 home defeat in the semi-final. This can be dangerous, increasing blood pressure and strain on the heart. The researchers found no difference in stress levels between men and women during the game, despite preconceptions men are more "bonded to their football teams". Impending doom "Fans who are strongly fused with their team - that is, have a strong sense of being 'one' with their team - experience the greatest physiological stress response when watching a match," said Dr Martha Newson, researcher at the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion, at Oxford. "Fans who are more casual supporters also experience stress but not so extremely." Prolonged high levels of cortisol can: constrict blood vessels raise blood pressure damage an already weakened heart Raised cortisol can also give people a feeling of impending doom, that their life is in danger or they are under attack. Previous research has shown an increase in heart attacks among fans on important match days, whether supporting club or country. Harrowing match In their study, the University of Oxford researchers tracked cortisol levels in 40 fans' saliva before, during and after three World Cup matches. Getty Images Some stressed-out fans couldn't event watch... The most stressful by far was the semi-final. "It was a harrowing match - so many people stormed out sobbing," Dr Newson told BBC News. But the fans had used coping strategies such as humour and hugging to reduce their stress, bringing it down to pre-match levels by the final whistle. Dr Newson suggested stadiums should dim the lights and play calming music after games. "Clubs may be able to offer heart screenings or other health measures to highly committed fans who are at the greatest risk of experiencing increased stress during the game," she added.
  10. They got the Maguire to Man Utd deal right. Eventually.
  11. Gervais said one thing recently: "I tell jokes about rape, cot deaths and the holocaust. People only get offended when it's their thing that they care about being the subject of a joke" He sums it up perfectly for me in the following two clips: Something I've felt for a long time about Life of Brian, which I've thought a lot more about in the last 24 hours after we lost Terry Jones; some Christians were deeply offended at the time and managed to get it banned in certain counties in the UK and US, and all over Ireland. On the other hand people found it to be extremely ****ing funny. I found it not just extremely ****ing funny but it had a profoundly inspirational effect on me growing up. If those hardline Christian nutters had their way, I would have been denied a beautiful piece of art that inspires me and makes me laugh every single day. People often say that 'you can't say anything these days'. That's incorrect. What's more accurate to say is: "you never know what's going to offend people next". Because they'll ****ing find it. And they'll make sure to complain loudly about it. It's the new blasphemy. We should never cave in to people who make a fuss about being offended by something. Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
  12. And to think FoxesTalk wasted an entire day following Vichai's jet across the Atlantic in the hope that it would pick Aranguiz up, instead of flying to it's annual ****ing MOT.
  13. Charles Aranguiz. Wanted to go to a Champions League club. Got a long term injury in pre-season while we won the league.
  14. Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira has made eight assists from open play in the Premier League since the start of last season – the only two defenders with more in this period are Andrew Robertson (14) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (11).
  15. Monty Python is the closest thing I have to a religion, apart from Leicester City. As such I believe it should be protected from hate speech in the same way other religions are.
  16. Except for the wafer thin mints...
  17. Michael Palin breaking down in tears on the news has done me in. Terry was one of my heroes but he was Palin’s friend for 58 years. Heartbreaking interview.
  18. Pretty sure Vardy only came for the shits and giggles.
  19. An obscure one, but one of my favourites: They really were decades ahead of their time.
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