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    Eesh. Insecure, lethargic and restless....

    I was never much of a Scorsese fan honestly, as criminal as that might be! I hated Wolf of Wall Street particularly.

    So let's try 3 things you can't stand that everyone else loves (non-wrestling).

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    Selfies. Reality TV. Sweets.

    Not sure if everyone else likes those, but sure seems to be for me...

    Flip it. 3 things you love that everyone else can't stand (again non-wrestling).

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    I dunno if I like anything that no one else can stand. In fact, it seems to be really difficult because if no one else liked it, it wouldn't exist in the first place. But three pretty niche things I like are fino sherry, long novels, and watching snooker.

    Top three TV programmes from a country other than your own.



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    Breaking Bad, Friends and I'll chuck in an English one, Fawlty Towers. Man I love that show. Really wish that had such a longer run. I'm sure it would probably get tedious, but it still makes me laugh.

    Three countries at the top of your bucket list that you've yet to visit?

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    Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland

    Japan for the culture, NZ for the landscapes and Switzerland for the skiing (never been skiing, but want to try it out)

    Top 3 overrated places you have been to.

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    As it's very much a Aussie destination cause we're a bunch of piss heads, but Bali. F'n loathed the place. Besides that everywhere else I have to say I loved. I'd go back to everywhere else I've been except Bali. So that doesn't answer your question properly so we'll keep it going for the next person!

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    I haven't been to Bali but have absolutely zero desire. Seems like a cesspool of all the worst things Australians do.

    Christo De Redeemer statue in Brazil. The view at the top is pretty amazing but the statue is not as big as you think and there is no where near enough space.

    Statue of Liberty. Didn't even have the view the Christo De Redeemer statue but was just as boring.

    Bondi Beach. Way too many people and I could name at least 25 beaches that are better without even having to stop to think.

    Flip it to most underatted places you have been.

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    Not the Redeemer! That's near the top of my bucket list.

    No slander to do with New York, Sammy!

    And yes. Bondi is ridiculous.

    I'm biased as it's my favourite city in the world and where I want to live one day, but New York. People don't talk it up ENOUGH. I loved everything about it. To get me to go halfway around the world twice it has to be special. Flip it to the west coast and San Fran. Polar opposite of New York but I loved everything about it too. I'll definitely go back one day. Love the people. Scenery. Thirdly, and the polar opposites of both but Cambodia. They had by far the nicest people I ever met. Went over as a tour group with the Mrs and I didn't want to leave.

    Know it's not really in the spirit of it, but I'll ask the same question. Have the travel bug again and am planning on a couple holidays next year. So would love some suggestions of places everyone's been.

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    Ok, but let's try not to do that too much though, yeah? I think the initial suggestion of a repeat once per page is probably a good rule of thumb.

    I'm going to say the most underrated places I've ever been are all in Britain, because most of the good places that I have been have been quite rightly rated highly already. But places like Glasgow, Liverpool, and York are all fantastic in their own way and well worth a visit. I suspect because they are all a few hours out of London most visitors to the Uk won't see many of them but they're worth a trip in themselves, even if they don't all have the huge array of tourist shite going on.

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    Good rule!

    Well Ireland is at the top of my list in that part of the world. Haven't really sussed England and all that.

    Agh I'm very much a don't buy myself much type of person. I like getting other people things. I'll go on holidays and that's what I get for myself. But to answer the question, I bought my mum her house this year. Got my Mrs a new car. And I guess I'll say getting myself this new watch I had my eye on for a while would round out the three.

    Top three things you don't want for Christmas?

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    I would still check out Rio, I lived in Brasil for a year and as I said the view at the top is pretty cool but the statue itself is pretty bland (I think I just don't like statues). I LOVED New York, I spent a week there but wish I could have spent a month. Just not the Statue of Liberty.

    Things I don't want for Christmas:
    1. More Star Wars stuff - last two years that is all I have got, I guess my family know I like Star Wars so they just go hard on that.
    2. Clothes from anyone but my wife (and I know she won't get me clothes). I haven't liked a shirt someone else has got me for years now, no one gets the right size or if they somehow do they pick something that looks terrible or just have gaudy logos on them.
    3. CDs, I don't think it will happen this year because she knows I have Spotify but my sister often buys me music and not music I like but music she wants me to like because she does. It isn't terrible but it just isn't my taste.

    Popular Christmas foods you don't like.

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    Seafood seafood and seafood. Hate it. Easily Prawns, Oysters and Salmon on Christmas. The Mrs family loves seafood. Went to a bloody seafood buffet with them last year. Thank god they had ham and stuff.

    Three places you'd love to be when it hits midnight on New Years?

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    At home is probably the best one. New Years is almost always a fucking washout. Other than that, either in some kind of spa/hotel type place, or cut off by myself in some kind of cottage retreat. Anywhere where people don't expect me to engage.

    Top three other countries/cities not to visit, but that you'd choose to live in.



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    I only care about New Years cause the Mrs does. So I have to do something and it's usually whatever she wants to do. I hate being out with a whole flock of people though. Especially the drunks.

    Well as New York would obviously be one of the answers and probably Ireland too for that matter I'll answer with some different answers. Germany is an obvious one. Japan and Canada would round out my top three.

    Top three historically bad humans, eg Hitler, that you'd like to have dinner with

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    Brisbane, loved that city. If it wasn't thousands of miles away I'd consider moving there.

    I would like to live in the USA, probably east coast, for a short period. Maybe a year or two. I think I'd find it interesting. But hard to get a Green Card.

    And even though I was born there, London. Moved away when I was 7, but I still feel that the city is in some aspects the 'centre' of the World. Very British thing to think, but for what I'm interested in life, most of it revolves around London.

    Three places to visit strictly at Christmas time?

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    Top three historically bad humans, eg Hitler, that you'd like to have dinner with
    Crap. I'll answer it too to keep it going. Trump, Jack the Ripper and Pablo Escobar.
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    Brisbane? As in Brisbane here? That's a tad surprising if so. Did you go to Sydney, Melbourne or the Gold Coast?

    Agh the Mrs' dream holiday is Disney World at Christmas time and New York for New Years. She's always wanted that White Christmas. I'm trying to organise that for her for next year but with families and work it's hard to keep it a secret trying to make sure she'll be free. Japan would round out the top three.

    Top three conspiracy theories that you believe are true?

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    Yep, Brisbane, Queensland. I went backpacking after high school. Hit Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in a 4 or so month spell. Brisbane was by far my favourite, good size, had everything you would want, nice people and vibe and close to enough on the Gold Coast to get out of the city. Melbourne a close second, then Cairns and then Perth. After much anticipation I found Sydney to be a bit of a let down personally, though it's one of those 'can't put my finger on why' situations.

    I as a rule generally disbelieve conspiracy theories, but I'll give you three that I feel could possibly be believable:

    - Some draws in sports (mainly football) are sometimes pre-determined by the heating of the draw balls.

    - Jesus and Mary Magdalene being married/partners. Won't go into it in terms of the religious aspect (I'm an atheist, but I do believe there was a dude around then called Jesus and had followers, etc.), but it's very conceivable.

    - Prince Harry is not Prince Charles' son, but James Hewitt's son, who had an affair with Princess Diana.

    Three things you wish you could unsee forever or never look at again.

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    You really don't hear many people say they like Brisbane the most. Most people seem to say Melbourne or Sydney. And then it'll be Adelaide and Canberra. Even though it's an hour away I love Brisbane for the food. Don't mind driving an hour to get there cause I've rarely had a bad meal and their restaurants are always top notch. I just got back from Sydney this morning, funnily enough. I much prefer Brisbane and Melbourne over it. Ridiculously expensive. And the traffic is moronic and their road rules are ridiculous. But I love the harbour and the restaurants along the water.

    I've never heard that about Prince Harry! That's quite a cool one.

    Patriots losing the Super Bowl to the Giants in 08 and ruining the perfect season. Hewitt losing the Aussie Open final to Safin in I think 04. Third is 9/11. I just hate it. Hate the images. Can't believe people would do that.

    Three sporting events you'd love to attend in your lifetime?

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    Brisbane is indeed an interesting choice, internationally it doesn't get a whole lot of attention. I really rate the place though, I grew up in a small city a few hours south so have lots of friends who left there and went to Brisbane. Sydney is a really terrible place, would live so many other places before then.

    Dream sporting events to attend
    Wrestlemania, I think I will wait until it is in a city I want to visit and make the plunge.
    Ashes Test at Lords
    UFC at MSG

    Dream concerts:

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    I'm not a massive concert-goer, but Michael Jackson and P!nk would be two choices. The third is one that I have luckily already done: Elton John. Honorable mention to Shinedown. Yes, my music taste is all over the shop...

    Three jobs you wanted to do while growing up?

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    Three jobs I wanted growing up

    1.) Police Officer (very early)
    2.) Professional Wrestler (big surprise)
    3.) Singer (which I kind of do, as I'm working on getting a band together)


    Three Least Favorite Celebrities

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    I'll bite:
    1- Kim Kardashian & Co (the whole family really)
    2- Pauline Hanson
    3- Shane Warne

    People in public life that you most admire?

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    Roger Federer - just class all around, and still at almost 37, the best tennis player to watch
    David Beckham - came back from numerous beat-downs, both on the field and off the field, and I think is very genuine
    Stephen Fry - supreme intellect, very funny and also another person who at times has come back from bad situations


    Top 3 celebrity crushes

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    Was going to leave this one as the celebrities I am attracted to now tend to change depending on what day it is, but when I was younger there were more constant ones.

    Sunny was probably the first one I can remember properly. Sarah Michelle Gellar was another back then. And not long after that, Jessica Alba. But honestly this is another one of those where if you ask me on two different days you'll get completely different answers and those three probably haven't even crossed my mind in years until this post!

    OK, so rolling again - top three songs from the 1990s.



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    Probably:

    MMMBop - Hansen
    Wonderwall - Oasis
    Never Forget - Take That

    Favourite three decades you would like to have lived in (or have lived in).

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    Hmm.. I'm a bit wary about going back in time because of the old rose tinted thing, and you go back far enough life was pretty shit for most people. So I'd actually want to go forwards, but that's kinda meaningless because you don't know what decade would be the one you'd want to end up in. So, with those asterisks added to it, I'd say.... the 1990s, the 1980s, and the 1960s.

    What are your top three movies of the decade so far?



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    I want it that way AND Smells like Teen Spirit have to be on the biggest songs of the 90s list

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    ^ kinda missed the point of the thread there, fella.



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    I'll try and save the day.

    Inception - Probably my second favourite film ever behind The Dark Knight. Fantastic concept, and in a weird way very glad they didn't churn out sequels as the ending is fantastic. But wouldn't mind another film in the same universe.

    Interstellar - Another Christopher Nolan film (personally I fail to find a bad film of his), only film that has made me cry since The Green Mile. I personally don't agree with the ending (delves too far into fantasy for an athiest like me) but it packed a punch.

    Her - I loved the world it created, and could actually relate in a way to the bond the protagonist makes with the AI as I had a long distance relationship once which shared a lot of similarities.

    Honorable mentions go to the two Star Wars films (and probably will upgrade next weeks release to the top three if reviews are to be believed), The Dark Knight Rises, not quite on the same level as The Dark Knight and Arrival.


    Top three worst inventions in history?

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    - Atomic Bomb
    - Sub-prime lending (not necessarily an invention but more a slippery slope, point stands though it nearly derailed the world's economy)
    - celebrity gossip

    Best things to do when you can't get to sleep (like me right now)

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    - Make a tea/coffee (yes, i know it makes no sense, but for some reason a hot drink works for me and I only have have those to choose from)
    - Watch Youtube videos
    - Watch porn?!

    3 things you can't live without?

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    ^ funny, the best medical answer of those three is the porn.

    Internet, tea, and fried chicken.

    Top three... Oh, I don't know.... Words you find amusing.



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    Contrafibularities.

    Any time someone swaps a swearword for a famous name (For example saying Jerry Maguire instead of a swearword).

    Shih Tzu

    Top 3 important lessons learnt at school/uni.

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    Self-reflexive thinking, how to manage your own various projects and commitments, and the importance of finding what you like about the jobs you have to do.

    Top three comedies of the past five years.



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    Anchorman 2
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The Lego Batman movie

    I would say Deadpool, but not sure if it's categorized as a comedy...

    Top 3 Star Wars films (including VIII if you have seen it).

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    The last two are based on a single viewing but Instinctively I would say Empire Strikes Back, Rogue One, Last Jedi.

    I was actually thinking TV comedy series for the last one so we'll just go with that this time! Top three TV comedies of the past five years.



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    I think everyone has Empire top, will probably never be topped.

    I'm counting any series that had a season within the last 5 years, so they may have begun earlier:

    The League (by far my favourite, don't think many people this side of the pond have seen it)
    Peep Show
    The Thick of It (finished in 2012, so I'm counting it)

    There's loads of acclaimed US comedies I haven't watched (Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, etc) hence why they may not have appeared.

    Top 3 brands you distrust.

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    This thread seems fun

    Top 3 words to describe myself
    1. Impatient
    2. Reclusive
    3. Lethargic

    Next question: Top 3 favorite authors
    Mine are
    1. Khaled Hosseini
    2. Haruki Murakami
    3. Gillian Flynn

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    Another that missed the point...

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    Yeah, just reminder you respond to the most recent post in the thread.


    I'm not sure I especially distrust three brands, but then I don't put an ungodly amount of faith in any of them. But then I guess I don't trust Virgin, Apple or Tesco, and they have come to mind, so we'll go with them.

    It'll take me hours to try and work through authors, so I'll settle for repeating Pennywise's as a way of getting us back square: your three favourite authors.



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