General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.


  1. Pickled Possum

     /  January 26, 2018

    phantom snowflake your comment from thread… Banker warns blah blah blah….
    “Reminds me; Abiogenesis is also the title of a cool 4 minute NZ short film:”

    . the original evolution of life or living organisms from inorganic or inanimate substances.
    “to construct any convincing theory of abiogenesis, we must take into account the condition of the Earth about 4 billion years ago”
    . another term for spontaneous generation.

    That short little movie which has won countless awards is so Artistically kool.
    NZ; Land Of The Doers of The Great Imagination

    Are the film makers alluding to alien life before humans.
    A far more superior race of Tech heads is maybe still OUT there. 😎

    Which may mean all this shite about whoz the best over the rest,
    is just foreplay before another Big Bang.
    I can see how young people who make these sci fi games and movies
    have no investment/interest in the real world of today,
    Is it because it’s just a dumb gossip fest of angry old wrinkles
    who really have no great solutions or if indeed, any solutions,
    just The Game of Big Heads.

    Thanks PS for that link it was without a doubt the best thing
    I have watched on the internet for a long time.

    • phantom snowflake

       /  January 26, 2018

      I don’t rate myself as a film critic, but one of my initial thoughts was that Abiogenesis was perhaps a commentary on colonization?? I haven’t pulled that thread too far yet. Sci-Fi can be readily used as a vehicle for political and social comment; in which case the ‘message’ bypasses the many in the audience who are oblivious; they are merely entertained.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 26, 2018

    I am not a scifi fan (thought that you’d like to know this interesting fact 😀 😀 😀 ) except for one or two of CS Lewis’s. I don’t know if Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea counts-it’s my current handbag book. It’s been so long since I read it that I can’t remember what happens in the end.

    I am dreading having to mow the lawn in this heat and 90% humidity. (faints)

    The Warehouse had a batch of fans this morning-sold in an hour.