Re: Oh dear
Currently watching one episode a week. Just like when TV ruled the earth.
Checkmate next. Can hardly wait for Sunday evening.
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I know right? I mean Tories as a whole are such a lovable bunch of huggable rascals. With their little button eyes and kewpie doll lips you just want to gatherer them all up in your arms and smother your face into them.
They're so clever too. Every one of them can tie their own shoelaces and all their shirt buttons are in the right buttonholes. If they ever chewed gum they'd be able to chew it and walk at the same time.
And they are so generous. If anyone needs a helping hand they just get out their public purse and hand it over. And don't forget they can get you a Knighthood for less than cost price.
Of course it turned out to be funny. You made me write a completely useless comment and then I was ridiculed by people with far too much knowledge about the width of domestic appliances.
Even funnier.....I assume you don't get paid for writing replies to comments on your articles.
Call me suspicious Mr Dabbs (or call me Hervé for that is my Frenchified name) but how did you discover the aperture for your washing machine was 5mm to narrow?
It's hard to belive that you measured the space before ordering a new machine. Who does that? Everyone* assumes that the new one will fit into the space the old one came out of.
(That's why this generation of video games machines are exactly the same size as the last generation.)
And I find it hard to belive that not only is the manufacturer of non-standard width washing machines still in business but that they still produce non-standard width machines and can supply you with one.
The only ring of truth in the whole piece was that the fitters didn't plug the machine in before slotting it into its trim slot.
*As in 'Everyone's talking about Eastenders.'
Definitely Thunderbird 4.
Or 3. I really like Thunderbird 3. It's a reusable spaceship that lands using its rocket engines.
Thunderbird 2 is pretty cool. A great big green jet propelled delivery van.
Of course TB1 is the fancy sports car of the outfit.
And 5? Who doesn't want a giant spy-in-the-sky radio monitoring spacestation?
On reflection, I'm going with Stingray. 'Stand-by for action!'
That's ruined all the excitement of rocket launches for me.
What was with the 'Nebraska's Got Talent' audience applauding and cheering at random points though the video?
And astronauts with nothing to do but thumbs-up at the camera? Give them 'Hi Mom!' signs to wave a least.
Also worst-spacesuit-design-ever. Low budget TV movie white suits and black wellies?
(Glad those who saw it live enjoyed it. I saw a Shuttle launch and it's still the most awesome thing I've seen.)
Do you need to enter an email address to enter McD prize draws?
Thought so. They track your location by monitoring your burger consumption. Just a 'loyalty card' dressed up in a top hat and tails.
I've seen a few draws recently, on crisp packets and drinks bottle, that require an email address before you can enter your 'lucky code number'. No thanks.
Dear Home Office,
Just stamp the back of peoples hands when they leave the country, holidays or work for example, and only let those with the stamp back in.
Works for nightclubs so it's a proven system.
I accept all currencies as payment. And there's a 'tip-jar' by the door if you're so inclined.
Quite right too.
I remember seeing a programme on the BBC in which an expert said to do what you said - get yourself out of the building, burning plane, exploding tram etc, and damn the slow to a painful death.
I was the only person in the pub to dash out when the fire alarm went off that evening and I didn't even feel foolish. I'd taken my pint and it wasn't raining so not the worst evening I've had.
I think NASA have had enough bother from people who 'manipulate' internet images without indulging in the practice themselves.
The engineers could have fitted an LED to shine a light into those notoriously dark unlit drilling tubes. Cost would have been what? 5p for an LED?
I think the attempts at recreating the curves of the Command Module in LEGO are missing the 'looks right' factor.
To my eye it's just too straight and has too many gaps. I'm not knocking the great job these LEGOnauts have done, it's just that they've come up against the limitation of straight lines representing curves.
That said, I'm totally impressed with the interiors. I'd rather have the models showing the fuel tanks and the CM interior.
Of course when LEGO release the official kit next year* I'll be there with my credit card ready.
*you never know.
Pfff! I'm waiting for the NCC-1701-D model to be installed. You just walk to the doors which immediately open to a nice plush comfortable space.
Easy to operate control. Say "Bridge" in a commandingly stentorian voice and you're quickly transported to your destination with no fuss.
Of course something like "deck 17, section 21 alpha" might leave you a little winded but you can get your breath back sitting in the wonderful arboretum.
Sorry, what was the question again?
Every so often there are stories in the news outlets regarding women who've been sent 'dick pics'.
This seem to happen because a miscreant on public transport has taken advantage of the simple Apple provided method of sharing pictures.
As far as I can tell, if the receiving iPhone's Airdrop is set to 'Everyone' then a thumbnail of the obscene image is presented on screen.
Substitute dick pic for child porn on an iPhone with pre-update firmware.
Question: If the receiver of the image rejects the image is it removed from the iPhone without leaving any trace? Would the iPhone scan the incoming image to determine if it is 'legal'? How loud is the siren on an iPhone when it identifies an 'illegal' image and how long would it be before the baying mob set upon the innocent victim of cyberflashing?
Ah good old Blake's 7.
I've just finished watching series two and I can't belive how awful the sets were. And a lot of the acting. And also one or two or three of the scripts. The plots were a bit of a mixed bag as well.
Having said that it's still better than a lot of stuff made in the 21st century.
I can't decide whether or not to stump up for the other series and continue my DVD torture.
Would you be so concerned if they'd used the voice of an actor who sounded just like Bourdain? Or an impressionist?
It isn't as if the film maker was trying to deceive the public about what Bourdain had already expressed.
Maybe we should just get Patrick Stuart to do all off-screen voices and then we can all sleep soundly knowing we've heard the truth.
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