• @winston

    To be fair, I was taking “mork” out for a walk. 🙂 I don’t really know what a mork is, but it suits Clooney. He has this habit of moving his head around and up and down and smiling with no teeth, looking all bashful and then smiling with teeth. It’s this: “i’m trying to be irresistible and totally interested in you, the other character…[Read more]

  • @Winston

    that joke died didn’t it? It was the code that did it, huh (scratches ears). You said: “it’s filmed in BC so you can see a bit of beautiful Canada.”

    And I said “but BC stands for British Columbia?”  As in BC IS Beautiful Canada.

    @whisht !!!!!!!!!!! Hey @Whisht!!!!!!!!! You said I was funny!  But no-one got the funny (whines).

    I LOVE M…[Read more]

  • @winston

    stays at home with the dog.

    What’s the dog done to deserve that?!?!?!?

  • oops! I didn’t break it! I quoted 15 words from @winston.

    @aklapa -some of that was yours but don’t want to edit for fear of the loss of detail.

    And I am aware of the whole ‘pasting & cutting’ thing @pedant. And thank you for those ideas.  Interesting that when the quote was used by me, the font that appeared was very different. I used Ctrl C…[Read more]

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  • @winston

    In the spirit of keeping alive 20th century viewing habits, there is a line from one of my favourite movies of all time, called “A New Leaf” with Walter Matthau, where one character explains to Matthau’s character: “Sir, in your own lifetime, you have managed to keep alive traditions that were dead before you were even born.”

    I have…[Read more]

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


    in the spirit of maintains order on the forum, my reply is over on The Kebab and the Calculator (?) Anyway, the other one..

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @cathannabel and @winston I too really loved His Dark Materials and I enjoyed the film though my main impression of watching it at the cinema was the cold, realising that what we see can influence how we feel. I was freezing during the snow scenes, it being mid summer and being dressed for Aussie summer not artic winters. I also loved the setting…[Read more]

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

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

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    oh wow – thanks @mudlark @winston @thane16 @pedant @blenkinsop and @ everyone I’ve forgotten or who is yet to jump in with a memory. I’m gonna ask my brothers and sister what they remember (I’ll let you know!).

    Unfortunately I just wasn’t quite yet alive when this happened so my main ‘space’ memories are either Challenger or Star Wars when I was…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Whisht  @blenkinsopthebrave  @winston  @pedant @thane16

    Sadly I didn’t see the first moon landing live, although I was well aware it was happening. At the time I was working as a supervisor on a large excavation in southern England. The hours were long, the work demanding – not to mention the after-work social life – and I simply didn’t have th…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    I was two during The Great Moon Walk, as Dad expressed it. He arrived here as a refugee & by the late 1960s, as a chemical & mechanical engineer, he would whisper late night stories, when I couldn’t sleep, centred on the universe & what exciting discoveries we’d  find.

    He was amazed by the delicacy and inventiveness of space crafts. When I was…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave – wow both those posts of yours were wonderful (though that’s no surprise).

    Like many perhaps I’d not seen the Superman ‘poster’ nor its history as something on the front of notebooks, many American kids may have had.

    Although I remember the slightly corny Superman “don’t smoke” adverts, the fact is they did it and doing a…[Read more]

  • Hi @cathannabel

    @winston watched the first three episodes of Good Omens last night and thoroughly enjoyed them.  Unfortunately however we are also two episodes into the new series of Stranger Things so now is a toss up as to which to watch first.

    there are apparently lots of Dr Who “Easter eggs” in Good Omens. I will have pay more attention as…[Read more]

  • @winston, @janetteB

    Thought I would move this conversation over here as it is not really Who related.

    Climate change: I have never really understood the opposition to an acceptance of this. It seems like a perverse rejection of countless scientific reports. Then I was thinking back to an episode of the current affairs program on Australian TV…[Read more]

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

    @winston It’s mid winter here, according to the calendar at least, but the sun is glowing, the air mild, birds are beginning work on nests and the husky has started malting. Sure this is South Australia and it is normal for trees to start to blossom in late July but this is early July, not normal at all.

    Meanwhile Australians have just voted back…[Read more]

  • @winston

    It is, indeed, a White Plumed Moth. First time I have ever seen one. Zoom it and it is like it has a face.

  • @winston it was good, wasn’t it? Clearly a labour of love from Gaiman to Pratchett.

    @janetteb – my boyfriend and I are near the end of season two re-watch ready for Thursday, quite excited.

  • @winston Really looking forward to Good Omens. Have not had time to watch it yet. I am currently ‘discovering” Terry Pratchett and loving his writing. I am currently reading Mort. Good Omens might be a good “pick up” watch after Chernobyl. I am also looking forward to Stranger Things which starts next week. The boys insisted I watch it last year…[Read more]

  • doctor-levina replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @winston Thank you!

    One more thing, does anyone else have the doctors voice in their head commenting everything you do? XD Cause I think I am going nuts.

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