• syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston

    You are a wonderful cook.  Our young lad could eat dollops of cream, pie, lemon pie, apple pie and turkey, probably in that order! Not unlike his uncle he prefers savoury food which means weeks of baking in, well, baking heat, might ease a little. But it’s significant to share a table around which many memories are built, where troubles…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Winston. So sorry to hear about both your losses. I still grieve for my Mother in law who we lost back in 2003. In fact I have been thinking of her a lot these past couple of days while out taking photos. Sometimes I feel as though she is looking over my shoulder and that encourages me to try harder to do well. Unfortunately our sons were still…[Read more]

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  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hello everyone!  Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, a day to celebrate the harvest and to give thanks for the good things in your life. We ate roast turkey and all the side dishes you can think of followed by pies for desert . I baked a lemon and apple pie with lots of whipped cream. My boys and granddaughters left with full bellies and leftovers…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Just reading that Stephen Moore, who voiced–to perfection–Marvin the Paranoid Android in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” as well as taking on the small but important role of Eldane, the leader of the Silurians in the season 5 Who episode “Cold Blood” has died. While most people will think of him in relation to Marvin the Paranoid…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @mudlark

    Thank you SO much for your gardening assistance. Mayall* I call you Yoda? Or Goda? For God of Gardening -except the ‘d’ isn’t right for ‘garden’ but Goga doesn’t scan well.

    I have a question: How do the worms arrive by themselves? I am, as you see, neither Goda, nor Goga but possibly Daga (Dumb at Gardening).  Also, Daga sounds like a…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht

    True. It’s “nowish.”

    Also, I sounded daft: “changeable except Brexit, etc & woman doctor.”  When I meant (& those who know me would’ve gotten it), I like a Woman Doctor Who. Just sayin’ in case it became “whaa?”

    Thank you! You’re right it stands as an awesome solo.

    I have to admit I didn’t even know Ginger’d died & I was listening to…[Read more]

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  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    So Ginger Baker passed away a few days ago.
    I’m not a massive Cream fan nor heard his work with Mayall etc.

    However I thought I’d post a couple of live versions here.

    I was going to put Rollin’ and Tumblin’ but I really dislike Bruce’s singing.
    So its going to be Crossroads.
    On listening, Baker is quite precise to begin with then when the guitar…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @thane16 – completely agree that “You Really Got Me” isn’t ahead of its time (also that its tight and not flabby!).
    Its simply still massively influential.
    Its kinda now-centric (not sure what the right word is!) of people today to think of it as ahead of its time as if now is when that sound is relevant! ;¬)

    And really enjoyed Lynn Anderson -…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @gamergirlavatar Agreed. It is the intention that matters. I do get annoyed when say the boys’ school rings and calls me Mrs but I know that I shouldn’t because it is a natural assumption, no offence is intended. However when the staff in the post office query my right to pick up a parcel sent to my address because of the difference in name, I do…[Read more]

  • gameravatar replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteb @nerys @whisht Funny story about the councillor, janetteb. I don’t understand the need for the terms “miss”, “mrs” or “ms”. I’ve been called all these things along with “sir”, “mr” and once “master. (I wear clothes designed for both genders. As long as it’s pratical I’ll wear it. People also call me by nicknames that sound like male…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @janetteb Back when I was working in hospitality we all objected to the suggestion that we be called by the gender neutral, “waitrons”. naturally we all immediately pretended to be robots. We much preferred the more human sounding waiter and waitress because being identified as female was fine.

    In recent years I’ve heard the gender-neutral ter…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16

    OK, here I am in the pub with a pint (actually a glass of merlot) to hand.  So where were we? Ah, yes, compost and soil health.

    The basic principle is; you have to put back into the soil what you take out of it or it loses its fertility, and if you are not to spend a small fortune on buying manure and/or chemical fertilizer it pays to…[Read more]

  • Lrobby99 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Hi: I hope this is a good place to post my humble request for help identifying two episodes I would love to see again.

    One is on a cemetery planet where the souls (?) of the dead are entertained by some kind of DJ?

    The other is where large humanoid aliens are preparing to dine on humans.

    These are both Classic Era.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Mudlark replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @notoriouszero

    The YouTube 50th anniversary collection doesn’t include any of the three specials in question. It is a compilation featuring the seven Doctors of the original series 1963-1989 plus the 8th Doctor, Paul McGann who appeared  in the 1996 film aka ‘the film we do not mention’ because it was so dire – although Paul McGann was…[Read more]

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