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Emmson wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 6:33 pm
Furthermore Oven Chips, Air Fryer Chips, Microwave Chips do not cut it taste wise, there is a marked downturn in taste.

Hail the old fashioned traditional chip pan. (never leave one unattended)
I just use an ordinary saucepan with oil and a scoop to remove the chips onto some kitchen towel. :D
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I just phoned my sister, who happens to be visiting Auschwitz. :shock:

Luckily she didn't answer the phone but called me back. :D
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My Betfair account has a penny more than it should have. I've gone through two days of markets and can't find the discrepancy, so I've moved the penny into a suspense account. :D
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I found a really useful countdown timer on the web. Just put the date and time of a big event in the URL, make it your start page and each morning when you open your browser you'll know how long to go before a big event. :D

https://vclock.com/timer/Timer/2024-05-06T21:00:00/
Emmson
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Little Caesar made in 1931 is one of my fave films.

The Gold Rush 1925 is another.

Charlie Chaplin born in 1889 and Edward G Robinson born in 1893 still entertaining me and others in 2024. :)
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Emmson wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 12:08 pm
Little Caesar made in 1931 is one of my fave films.

The Gold Rush 1925 is another.

Charlie Chaplin born in 1889 and Edward G Robinson born in 1893 still entertaining me and others in 2024. :)
Indeed. There is a treasure trove of brilliant films from way back.
What tickles me is when they try to remake them. I've yet to see one that surpassed the original. Most just look like they've run out of ideas and think "OK let's remake XYZ".

Bogart was born 1899. Casablanca. To Have and Have Not.

The other thing is they were black and white. But you don't mind because the lighting and cinematography is so good.

James Stewart b. 1908. Now there's a list of great films. Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much, High Noon, Rear Window, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey and of course It's a Wonderful Life.
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Emmson wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 12:08 pm
Little Caesar made in 1931 is one of my fave films.

The Gold Rush 1925 is another.

Charlie Chaplin born in 1889 and Edward G Robinson born in 1893 still entertaining me and others in 2024. :)
Humming the Harold Lloyd theme tune now haha
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I just read that King Charles & Queen Camilla have just given a Royal Warrant for their favourite liquor and convenience store Fortnum & Mason.

I wonder if Camilla will get her rolling tobacco any cheaper now ...

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Claret House :D
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I never realised the Fake Sheikh was in town earlier in the week :D
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jeez - this is certainly a different day at the office:

https://youtu.be/-IXWKlm2hAI
greenmark
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jimibt wrote:
Mon May 13, 2024 9:02 am
jeez - this is certainly a different day at the office:

https://youtu.be/-IXWKlm2hAI
Amazing. Not much room for error at that speed.
"Man on wire" is the derring-do that boggles my mind. No parachute, no safety net. Lunacy or genius?
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greenmark wrote:
Mon May 13, 2024 4:37 pm
jimibt wrote:
Mon May 13, 2024 9:02 am
jeez - this is certainly a different day at the office:

https://youtu.be/-IXWKlm2hAI
Amazing. Not much room for error at that speed.
"Man on wire" is the derring-do that boggles my mind. No parachute, no safety net. Lunacy or genius?
They must fly in with some speed to be able to climb the required 80 metres for the parachute drop.
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Here's a dog that likes horseracing..
https://viralhog.com/v?t=jlcegrb70n
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Derek27 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2024 5:15 pm
greenmark wrote:
Mon May 13, 2024 4:37 pm
jimibt wrote:
Mon May 13, 2024 9:02 am
jeez - this is certainly a different day at the office:

https://youtu.be/-IXWKlm2hAI
Amazing. Not much room for error at that speed.
"Man on wire" is the derring-do that boggles my mind. No parachute, no safety net. Lunacy or genius?
They must fly in with some speed to be able to climb the required 80 metres for the parachute drop.
I think I read somewhere that 120mph is as fast as you can fall at normal atmospheric pressure. But still. That gap looks pretty tiny to me. But you raise a good point. The G's involved in that stunt seem incredible. And then they drop on to a platform like it's a walk in the park.
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