• nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    I agree with that, @winston. I never understood why female actors had to be called actresses. They’re actors. It seems to me that some terminology became unnecessarily restrictive as women entered those fields. Maybe all firefighters used to be men, but they’re not all men now, so it makes no sense to call them firemen. Language evolves for all…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic Doctor Who memories


    For me, Political correctness means:

    Not calling people Wops, Wogs, Yids, Yanks, Frogs, Krouts, Niggers etc. Which I never have.

    Then the lunatic fringe got working on it, and we get Spokesperson, Batters instead of Batsmen or woman and Chairperson – one must never say man or woman. *rolls eyes*

    I could say more, but I’ll leave it…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @cathannabel @thane16 @janetteb @missrori @winston @ichabod

    Thank you  – ALL of you for your kindness. I shall certainly look for all the support for the both of us that I can.

    We are fortunate in having three lovely children, all ready to help.

    It’s the moving that’s terrifying. I won’t be able to pay the rent on a three bedroom house, once…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @winston         Hello.  My response is Brava and kudos.  Great view.  Roger429 out for now. Bye

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave and @winston Read many of his Who novelisations when I was younger.

    @pedant thank you for posting the link. That is a lovely “item”. Something nice on Twitter!!



  • Missy replied to the topic General Books thread


    See if you can get hold of the Tardis  Manual – which I mentioned before.

    It’s pure genius in as much as it is so well written, that you actually find yourself believing that there is such a thing as The Tardis!

  • @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]

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