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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:58 pm

Welcome to Round One - Best On-Screen Romance!

There was some consternation surrounding our first round - Shah felt too emotionally charged to even pick with "fresh wounds that cannot heal" - but we have got ourselves quite the set of selections. Left-field, right-field, running wildly through a wheat field: the gladiators of our latest arena have not disappointed.

You get two picks, use them wisely.


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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:00 pm

Some reasoning behind decisions:


Johnny and June Carter Cash

The only real life couple I've picked. Married for over 35 years the duo left a huge impression on country music - which might not have been possible had June not been such a positive light in Johnnys life and took him off the road of debauchery he was going down. They toured together, the wrote music together, and they almost died together - with Johnny passing away less than 4 months after June, with many attributing his rapid decline in health to a broken heart.




John L. Sullivan and a girl

This film called Sullivan's Travels (1941 - Preston Sturges) is about a wealthy film director (Joel McCrea) who has tired of making lightweight comedies and wants to instead delve into social injustice and poverty. So he dresses like a tramp and goes on a journey of discovery.
Along the way he meets the girl (Veronica Lake). Veronica Lake is thought to be the inspiration for Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.


Anyway, as romances go, these two are not a conventional doe eyed twosome. The girl is full of cynicism and irreverence. But the journey of this man and this woman is a wonderful study of a developing romance with buckets of sharp and funny wordplay.



Wesley and Buttercup - The Princess Bride

a classic romantic movie not afraid to blend romance with wit and adventure. Initially it seems that the characters’ love is superficial, though in reality it is built organically from years of honest interaction, respect for each other, wry irony playing on their positions emphasising that respect and unspoken devotion. After they fear, for different reasons, that they have lost each other for good their different but determined shows of this devotion shows that their love can’t be broken. Also, it’s the bedrock of one of the greatest films ever.




Jim and Pam - The Office (US)

A better relationship, with deeper investment, in a better sitcom.

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:27 am

Went for my first choice (which I didn't get) - Rick & Ilsa. Casablanca has stood the test of time in a way that I suspect Gone Girl, for example, won't.
The joke entries, presumably from Galted, are amusing, but we're voting for the romance, not the gag.
Some of the others I haven't seen.
Also voted for Sam & Diane, some way ahead of Ross & Rachel, IMHO.

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Post by Galted on Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:39 am

I voted for Walk the Line and The Simpsons.

Did consider Casablanca and Cheers, even if the latter was borderline sexual harassment.

Is there any means of citing other players? I'm quite shocked at the underhanded tactics JuliusHMarx is using to deny me votes. By shocked I mean outraged on a Daily Mail scale.
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Post by Trebs on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:07 am

Yep I agree with Galted. I think it's sickening slander from Mr Julius there

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:26 am

Trebs wrote:Yep I agree with Galted. I think it's sickening slander from Mr Julius there

I think you'll find it's libel, not slander.

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Post by Galted on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:33 am

Cheers, Trebs, if you ever run into bother on these boards I've got your back.
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Post by Trebs on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:34 am

JuliusHMarx wrote:
Trebs wrote:Yep I agree with Galted. I think it's sickening slander from Mr Julius there

I think you'll find it's libel, not slander.

Yes, yes you are correct in that technicality. However, the message and morals at the same. Your actions make me sick to the pit of my stomach. No love lost here

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Post by rick_dagless on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 am

'Technically' it is neither...

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:08 am

rick_dagless wrote:'Technically' it is neither...

That's true. All I said was that the choices were amusing, but not anything worth voting for. There was nothing in there about Galted's gargantuan ego, or his crack cocaine habit.

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Post by rick_dagless on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:13 am

Crack is quite moorish I am led to believe, by Galted.

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Post by Galted on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:23 am

JuliusHMarx wrote:
rick_dagless wrote:'Technically' it is neither...

That's true. All I said was that the choices were amusing, but not anything worth voting for. There was nothing in there about Galted's gargantuan ego, or his crack cocaine habit.

What? He's allowed to get away with that now. I suppose if he reveals how I steal from children's charities he will escape censure?
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Post by Galted on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:24 am

rick_dagless wrote:Crack is quite moorish I am led to believe, by Galted.

It's moreish, not moorish.

R*cist.
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Post by rick_dagless on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:28 am

LOL out loud

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:35 am

Galted wrote:
rick_dagless wrote:Crack is quite moorish I am led to believe, by Galted.

It's moreish, not moorish.

R*cist.

Libel! Don't worry rick, I've got your back.

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Post by rick_dagless on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:55 am

Cheers, Jules.

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Post by dave667 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:04 pm

Would have voted for Perry Saturn and Moppy but sadly it wasn't an option. Also, Ricky Gervais and his love for himself, but again, not on the list.

Anyway, not fist bitches (are you still doing that, been a long time)

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Post by Galted on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:07 pm

Still fisting, though often is the only post of the day.
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Post by Galted on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:07 pm

You out on probation?
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Post by dave667 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 pm

No, snuck one of those tiny phones up my bum but with all the violent rogering from the welcoming committee I would easily fit an iPad up there and still have room for the charger.

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Post by Galted on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:14 pm

What did you do with Jeff, Tino and michaels? Presumably they're buried on the moors somewhere?
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Post by dave667 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:22 pm

The Moorish Moors? Only signed back up today so have no idea where anyone is. Last I heard, Tina was Duty or vice versa. I can't recall. Michaels is probably eating chips off the back off a barmaid he's giving a seeing to whilst crying over his ex and Rowley is probably being sanctimonious somewhere.

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Post by superflyweight on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:26 pm

Culture Cup and Dave return on the same day. It's like a massive massacre on Christmas Day.

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Post by dave667 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:33 pm

superflyweight wrote:Culture Cup and Dave return on the same day.  It's like a massive massacre on Christmas Day.  
What? Theoretically it sounds horrible but in actuality, you'd probably be grateful if it happened?

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Post by superflyweight on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:42 pm

It would be lovely.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:05 pm

dave667 wrote:
superflyweight wrote:Culture Cup and Dave return on the same day.  It's like a massive massacre on Christmas Day.  
What? Theoretically it sounds horrible but in actuality, you'd probably be grateful if it happened?

I just assumed he was pitching another Eastenders Christmas episode

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Post by dave667 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:19 pm

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dave667 wrote:
superflyweight wrote:Culture Cup and Dave return on the same day.  It's like a massive massacre on Christmas Day.  
What? Theoretically it sounds horrible but in actuality, you'd probably be grateful if it happened?

I just assumed he was pitching another Eastenders Christmas episode
More plausible than the guff currently on offer

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Post by rick_dagless on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:56 pm

Why is there an odd number of votes?

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:07 pm

rick_dagless wrote:Why is there an odd number of votes?

'Cos someone only voted for one?

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:10 pm

There is likely plenty of collusion going on too.

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Post by rick_dagless on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:11 pm

Not on the OG CC.

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Post by Samo on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:49 pm

Voted for Homer and Marge as they were in my final deliberations and Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth because im a scrubby wrestling fan.

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:30 pm

if you lot think homer and marge have the best romance then id hate to see some of your relationships

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Post by Samo on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:38 am

Ross and Rachael isnt even the best relationship on Friends let alone all of TV.

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Post by Beer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:04 am

Homer and Marge stopped being funny 15 seasons ago.

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Post by Hero on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 am

Samo wrote:Ross and Rachael isnt even the best relationship on Friends let alone all of TV.
Joey and sandwiches?

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Post by The Womble on Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:24 am

Voted for Sam and Diane as Cheers is/was one of my favourite shows and Armstrong and Osman.
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Post by Galted on Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:57 pm

The Womble wrote:Voted for Sam and Diane as Cheers is/was one of my favourite shows and Armstrong and Osman.

This is why The Wombles will always be one of my favourite programs.
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Post by The Womble on Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Galted wrote:
The Womble wrote:Voted for Sam and Diane as Cheers is/was one of my favourite shows and Armstrong and Osman.

This is why The Wombles will always be one of my favourite programs.

This is why Galted will always be one of my favourite people.
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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:44 pm

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