• thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator


    Oh dear. Not good is it?  think of Malcolm Fraser & how he decried the behaviour and polices of our more recent Libs/Nat Parties and the “shell that is left of once good & balanced opposition” Even Gough Whitlam for many a decade despising Fraser grudgingly respected this new ‘statesman.’  Both shared an admiration for the stunningly c…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @pedant @margaret-blaine @janetteb @kevinwho @jimthefish

    Sorry, late to the party again (still on holiday). But you all seem to have done your thing. I think the user’s comments are fine – not great, but okay. It’s just the stupid username that’s the problem.

    If they change it, as they say they will, then I’m gonna leave it. For now.

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

    @Thane16 – Happy to offer any cooking tips I can, Puro and Thane, tho it may not go further than – make sure you take the giblets out! As @idiotsavon (hi back) says – melted plastic is not a recommended seasoning! (Been there, done that too, I try to stick to garlic now 😉 )

    @JanetteB Sorry about the cinema disaster, but sounds like you made the…[Read more]

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


    That’s exactly what my friend says, and if works for you,  it works.

    If I like the characters, find them interesting and care about what happens to them, that’s all I need. If I don’t like a film, play or book, I don’t bother to work out why, I simply go on to the next one.

    In short I enjoy being entertained. If I were taking an…[Read more]

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

    2019. Looking out the kitchen window this morning it seems strangely similar to 2018. Time will tell.

    @janetteb Well, fortunately, it is a surprisingly mild winter out here this year. No snow so far. As for the two cats, they are indoor cats, who at the moment get to lie around in front of the fire. In fact, the biggest decision they have to make…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Winston  Happy NY to you, also.

    Lets all grab a hold 0f 2019 and make it do what its told.

    I love that! Using those memory or vision patches the Doctor uses would help. I think in Capaldi’s first season 1 of PC and Clara where she wants the Doctor to find heaven and get Danny back (naturally, the Doctor, practised at Aikido, and fully aware…[Read more]

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


    I wish I was able to show you a photo of the two cats lounging in front of the fire as I type this (keeping in mind it is a Canadian winter).

    Of course they came from Brisbane, so they were used to extraordinary Australian summers and Christmases. (Is “Christmases” a word? It doesn’t sound quite right.)

    ps. totally agree on Babylon 5.

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

    @kevinwho    Sometimes I  try really hard to watch an episode objectively so I can discuss it with all of you  more intelligently and less emotionally but it never happens. I hear the music,read the credits, see the Doctor and I am lost in the story.  I do dislike some of the adventures the Doctor has but I never dislike a new Doctor . I just…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb and @thane16   Hope you both had a good day. I wish I could send you some cold because you are way too hot there and we have plenty to spare. Your feasts sound yummy and I would love a juicey summer nectarine or peach.Mmmmmm.

    @miapatrick  Your day sounds perfect and I love Christmas doggies.

    @kevinwho  I just watched that one and it…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    Indeed we are. But I had a moment….wherein the roast pork, left in fridge for too long, wasn’t going to crackle. To the god crattklexporokox I prayed (also called the Bosch oven handbook) and soon ……(within 10 mins) we had pork crackling with potatoes dauphin  – – @mudlark when returning would know the origin of said spuds – – and…[Read more]

  • @thane16, @winston, @craig, @pedant, @cathannabel, @jimthefish, @janetteb, and @everyone

    Ok, The Christmas TV setting is being arranged, and yes, there is “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and, as indicated earlier, “Die Hard”.

    But the truth is that the the main events are the two all-time Christmas favourites in the Blenkinsop…[Read more]

  • @kevinwho    I have been re-watching all of the Christmas episodes in order as I get ready for the big day and this is one of my favorites. It is so sweet and hopeful it can’t fail to give you the “feels”. Happy crying. For me the story was about how far a Mother will go to protect her children. Madge is my hero, she disarms her keepers and go…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    Yes, context indeed helps. Prior, Donna is the one ‘made’ to type all while looking at Josh as if he’s gone crazy.

    The next day Josh explodes with you wouldn’t believe this but they answered and Donna says “oh no, REALLY?” Josh replies along the lines of “You have to answer, right away. Sit down, type this” etc.

    And yes, she wanders…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @thane16  Puro  . . . a few people thought “the Doc, on a TANK wearing sunglasses and playing an electric guitar?” That’s not gravitas! That’s baloney!” Except we describe him like this: proud and noble, dignified, dutiful, lofty enough to shit marble when I don’t think 12 was like that much of the time. @ichabod -would you agree?

    G…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @janetteb      I feel your political pain and share your fear for the future. Our lovely( I like him) PM Trudeau is fighting the surge but I fear it is a losing battle. My province of Ontario just elected a Conservative govt. that ran on a platform of anti-immigration and anti-environment and soon cut programs like the cap and trade carbon tax…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic General Music thread 3


    On Heaven 17 Lookee! It’s Justin Beiber time travelling with eyeliner.

    Well, no, not really, as that’s offensive to musicians.


    Great doco!  @Cathannabel I think I posted a comment on the Sofa or Pub about Human League/Wikipedia/Bowie etc. But I could have imagined posting it (that happens a bit).

    The thing with this Forum,…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @rob me too! Last week and lost the whole hog. Luckily, a mate had brought me a new (very small, mind) coffee plunger with a sweet bean. I had just come home and fancied a good brew. So, rob it calmed me down. We have merlo coffee here? And if you purchase a large tin of it (as I did about 3 months ago) they give you a free coffee AND a $5 voucher…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers


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

    @idiotsavon <span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>On the subject of names, I don’t disagree with the principle. And yet, I recall that while Tennant and Capaldi were mostly called by last names, Matt Smith was very often “Matt”. Due to youth, perhaps, or personality? There might be a bit of that element with the use of Jodi (as well as the…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers


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