• syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Blenkinsopthebrave

    Thou That Has Spoken

    The Siggers

    P: I shoulda gorn with (now that’s not Old North Shore neither) something punk. But I just couldn’t do it.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi there @bluesqueakpip. @mudlark @serahni  and all you great men and women!  @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave @arbutus  @nerys. This idea sounds like it’s about theology only, but I think it’s about changing perceptions -or not changing them?

    Due to the ‘serious’ nature of the post below I thought I’d should share this from a Reuters article which co…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave

    No, that’s Gene Krantz (memorable played by Ed Harris in Apollo 13).

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Oh, that’s some connection. I was thinking of, & watching bits of Up in The Air & my mind was drifting to play-boys & then you mention A New Leaf! I remember a well equipped lady in a bikini sidling up to Henry Graham. “I am alive!  I want to give….”

    Henry scurries off in this pitiful, almost fearful voice “oh No! Nooo!…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave and all.  I just realized how much I sound like an old fart. I might as well have said “cell phones are malarkey!” or “put away that dang texting machine!” or “I see you got one of them computing machines”

    I really think that new technology is great,here I am talking with people from around the world! I just don’t want to…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave   It has become something of a challenge to avoid some of the tech. that I can’t be bothered with. My granddaughters are addicted to their phones ,in fact a lot of adults I know are so boring now because they are constantly looking at their phones. Even sitting around a table chatting with the phone on the table they can’t c…[Read more]

  • @thane16   Yes BC is British Columbia , a very beautiful part of Canada where @blenkinsopthebrave and my daughter live. Many movies and TV shows are filmed there,mostly in Vancouver.

    We watched Dead Like Me way back when it first aired.I think on Showcase. It also has Mandy Patinkin in it.

  • winston replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @ringleader  Nice Who reference!  @blenkinsopthebrave    I have not signed up for anything yet either. In fact we still have an antenna and watch old fashioned network TV. I can usually find what I want on the internet or my sons get it for me. We just don’t watch enough TV to bother and we can get most new stuff from the library.The spirit of t…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @cathannabel

    It rings bells....”  That reminds me of what @whisht said regarding @Blenkinsopthebrave & The Persuaders  theme.

    A literary fugue -that sounds compelling! Text & music is very interesting isn’t it? Lyrics and choons or secular (initially French: between 600-1300) ) and  sacred musics and texts are powerful combinations across th…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic General Films thread

    @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave yes, yes, yes to Arrival.  A truly beautiful film.  I really didn’t want the lights to go on in the cinema when it finished as I was still sobbing.  Thoughtful and subtle and unexpected.  Soundtrack is brilliant – by the late Johann Johannsonn who died far too young but left us some wonderful work.  I will track down…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Films thread

    So, I’ve just watched the movie Arrival and there are tears in my eyes and on my cheeks.

    This music I’m not sure about. @blenkinsopthebrave asked on the Music thread if any of us had embarrassing music in our past, but my greatest embarrassment is that I construct walls between myself and the music I hear.
    I hear this music and I’m not sure…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @whisht @blenkinsopthebrave

    Now, now The Whister.  If you have to be grumpy -then absolutely. In fact, you’ve never been grumpy (look at me, a total juvenile complaining about cleaners: unbelievably silly of me) here. Never ever. So, occasionally, vent whenever you like -as long as our emperor agrees & doesn’t lop off your head. After all, I’ve…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    aww I know @blenkinsopthebrave @thane16

    Last night I was grouchy and not fun.
    Apologies.

    fwiw I’d read something on another place (probably Guardian) and the commenter just irked me as it sounded like they were talking about the actor as if they’d only watched clips of the great moments (like in soccer forums where people watch YouTube…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @Blenkinsopthebrave
    Those of us with embarrassing musical tastes???!!!??
    Why I am an arbiter of taste and style and have never strayed from the true path of what is GOOD (even when I had to blaze it before me).

    Do you think I was the yoof who thought Phil Collins’ Tomorrow Never Knows was such a great tune that I breathlessly said how great…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Well, that was bracing! I had a rotten headache, overdid the codeine & in holding the laptop, every few seconds it would slip as I’d fallen asleep. Until I heard those two……artistic & unique pieces. Not exquisite exactly but adding something to the firmament nonetheless. I hadn’t heard them before….I feel my learning…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant – I share your amazement at the calm of Armstrong and Aldrin.
    The heartbeats that were monitored were also amazing (especially Armstrong’s in the music @thane16 shared).

    I think I mentioned after the article from @blenkinsopthebrave shared about Ed Dwight, that actually, the decision to use test pilots was probably the right decision…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant and @blenkinsopthebrave  Thanks for the links to all that information , like @thane16 I learn something new here all the time. I am still amazed after all these years at the technology and lack of it involved in the space race at the time.To watch the guys and one lone women in the control room using pens and paper to make calculations…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant !!

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  • @whisht @cathannabel @thane16 @blenkinsopthebrave @mudlark @winston (and anyone lese interested)

    I have vague disclaimered for the first time in ages: Contact light?

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Hi @blenkinsopthebrave Yes I’ve marked her/him as a spammer, and the next person who also registered with the same email domain right after I spammed them.

    Some nights it’s like whack-a-mole!

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