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Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 21:40
Replies: 104
Views: 2,910
Posted By ChristopherJ
I spent hours in the beautiful 150-year-old...

I spent hours in the beautiful 150-year-old botanical gardens. There are 10 acres of it. And it's hard to realise all this is so near to the hustle and bustle of a really great metropolis.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 17:16
Replies: 266
Views: 7,249
Posted By ChristopherJ
Can be, but tends not to be. Listen to how often...

Can be, but tends not to be. Listen to how often it occurs in American movies and TV shows it's far more common than here. In fact I'm so sure of this I've written it down in a big ledger and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 16:15
Replies: 266
Views: 7,249
Posted By ChristopherJ
One that hasn't caught on yet, though there's...

One that hasn't caught on yet, though there's still plenty of time, is the peculiar American usage of gentlemen. Any group of men old, young, tramps, teenagers, drug dealers, convicts... is a group...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 10:45
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By ChristopherJ
In the Beef Midwinter Pork the Herald Angels Sing

In the Beef Midwinter
Pork the Herald Angels Sing
Forum: Movies 03-12-2014, 12:58
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By ChristopherJ
Rusk in Frenzy realising where his tie-pin has...

Rusk in Frenzy realising where his tie-pin has gone...Christ all-bloody-mighty!!
Forum: General Discussion 30-11-2014, 16:43
Replies: 161
Views: 7,177
Posted By ChristopherJ
Why not get your history from history books...

Why not get your history from history books rather than the Daily Mail website?

Beevor...
Forum: Movies 29-11-2014, 15:17
Replies: 54
Views: 5,242
Posted By ChristopherJ
Chocolate sandwich in O Lucky Man!

Chocolate sandwich in O Lucky Man!
Forum: Movies 29-11-2014, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By ChristopherJ
The snow and winter light in Rohmer's My Night...

The snow and winter light in Rohmer's My Night with Maud.
Forum: Movies 28-11-2014, 21:19
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By ChristopherJ
Not a major plot point, but one I always enjoy:...

Not a major plot point, but one I always enjoy: the moment in The Lost Weekend when Ray Milland realises he bought two whiskey bottles the day before and so still has one left, though he's forgotten...
Forum: General Discussion 28-11-2014, 15:27
Replies: 184
Views: 6,123
Posted By ChristopherJ
I don't need it to be anything, I just remember...

I don't need it to be anything, I just remember wondering what would happen if it had been about Muhammad. But it was unfair to imply it was a failure of nerve on Stewart Lee's part, as he was making...
Forum: General Discussion 28-11-2014, 14:37
Replies: 184
Views: 6,123
Posted By ChristopherJ
Ah, didn't know that. My faith in him is...

Ah, didn't know that.

My faith in him is restored.
Forum: General Discussion 28-11-2014, 14:32
Replies: 184
Views: 6,123
Posted By ChristopherJ
When I saw Stewart Lee's 'brave' Vomiting into...

When I saw Stewart Lee's 'brave' Vomiting into the Gaping Anus of Christ routine, which is about free speech and the right to be offensive, I still couldn't help thinking poor old Jesus seems a bit...
Forum: Movies 27-11-2014, 19:04
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By ChristopherJ
Both, I think. I suppose it depends how the...

Both, I think. I suppose it depends how the film's plotted whether we know something the character doesn't and sometimes never does. But in my two examples we realise something along with the...
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 14:54
Replies: 126
Views: 5,176
Posted By ChristopherJ
Loved his mum. Only hurt their own. Streets were...

Loved his mum.
Only hurt their own.
Streets were safer then.
Black-plumed orses.
I said no shootahs.
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 14:01
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By ChristopherJ
Thanks, so it's not an exact equivalent of sleet....

Thanks, so it's not an exact equivalent of sleet. I don't remember hearing it before a couple of years ago, where WINTRY MIX was also on the weather map.
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 13:08
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By ChristopherJ
Yes, it has its origin in Europe, as does much of...

Yes, it has its origin in Europe, as does much of American culture gotten, for example, is in the King James Bible. But it's the influence of the American Santa Claus which is the reason why...
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 12:06
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By ChristopherJ
Yes, I noticed it because I'd never heard it...

Yes, I noticed it because I'd never heard it before. Though to be fair I think it was given a trial run by an ITV weather man and quickly retired as a weather front too far.
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 11:51
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By ChristopherJ
The decorated Christmas tree is a German idea, so...

The decorated Christmas tree is a German idea, so I suppose there's no automatic harm in adopting other nations' customs. It does seem a bit one-sided at times though:

Santa Claus replaced Father...
Forum: General Discussion 27-11-2014, 11:17
Replies: 60
Views: 1,473
Posted By ChristopherJ
Yes. I celebrated Thanksgiving two years ago with...

Yes. I celebrated Thanksgiving two years ago with a real live American family, and the sickly marshmallow concoction was a part of it, though only a small part. The turkey was good though.
Forum: Movies 26-11-2014, 19:24
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By ChristopherJ
Realisation moments in movies

I like the poignant scene in The Apartment when Jack Lemmon realises from the broken mirror it is Shirley Maclaine who is seeing his boss.

Also the moment in Training Day when Ethan Hawke looks out...
Forum: General Discussion 26-11-2014, 15:26
Replies: 175
Views: 6,465
Posted By ChristopherJ
Are you suggesting all my experiences on Mars are...

Are you suggesting all my experiences on Mars are mere implants?
Forum: General Discussion 26-11-2014, 12:33
Replies: 175
Views: 6,465
Posted By ChristopherJ
I remember the following exchange between a...

I remember the following exchange between a Conspiracy Theorist and an 'Apollo Believer' on some forum somewhere:

CT: Give me one example of a respected scientist who believes it is possible for...
Forum: General Discussion 26-11-2014, 12:10
Replies: 175
Views: 6,465
Posted By ChristopherJ
Here's (http://www.clavius.org/) the link (again)...

Here's (http://www.clavius.org/) the link (again) to a site answering every single one of those questions and more, compiled by an aeronautics engineer.

Here's (http://www.clavius.org/mesacam.html)...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2014, 21:36
Replies: 175
Views: 6,465
Posted By ChristopherJ
Because they don't know what they're talking...

Because they don't know what they're talking about without fail, they don't understand the science they are denying.

Here's (http://www.clavius.org/) a site dedicated to refuting apollo hoax...
Forum: General Discussion 24-11-2014, 11:52
Replies: 129
Views: 4,015
Posted By ChristopherJ
There's those rules again.

There's those rules again.
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