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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: Today at 05:21:35 PM »

They say a picture paints a thousand words, and that certainly applies in this instance. I would imagine that "shock" is a bit of an under-statement in terms of how you must have felt afterwards.

Best of luck and speed with your housing needs in the hopefully near future. Not sure that I would have the strength and fortitude which you have displayed thus far.


Jeez, DDD - Kafka would be proud.

I presume it's that imposter Franz fella you're talking about and not the real Kafka?  :)

But ah, that sucks, DDD. Sorry for your troubles and here's hoping that Fortuna goes into upswing mode for you soon.

General / Re: Promises, Promises...
« on: Today at 12:20:01 PM »
the last that we've seen to date of Fr1day and Venus Bluegenes.

They leaked back out as Hawking radiation.

Still an improvement upon what they looked like as they were drawn into the Black Hole.  :D


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 October, 2021, 01:01:30 PM »
The Omega Man

I wonder if we will ever get an appropriate Richard Matheson's novel adaption.

Oh, I still have a soft spot for Jack Arnold's adaptation of Matheson's The Shrinking Man. Those scenes with the spider still give me the absolute creeps!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 October, 2021, 11:03:36 AM »
Brendan Kennelly, Poet.

A lovely, kind, funny and genial man. I had the great pleasure of meeting and chatting with Brendan a good number of times over the years. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, Brendan.



Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 17 October, 2021, 03:33:37 PM »
Ah - things I miss from the UK: bakeries and newsagents.

I've noticed that dark chocolate Kit-Kat multi-packs from Dealz are becoming increasingly harder to find, also. Oh, the Humanity!


Damn you Brexit!

Film & TV / Re: 007: No time to die
« on: 15 October, 2021, 01:22:04 PM »
As a Wag on Irish radio said, with a running time of 2 hours and 40 minutes, No Time To Pee might have been a more accurate title.  :)

Defuel before the start no filling up

If I can't dance, then I don't want to be part of the revolution.  :D

Also, there are fewer pleasures greater in life than supping one's favourite tipple while at the cinema. (I just wish that my middle-aged bladder was still up to the task, lol.)

Film & TV / Re: 007: No time to die
« on: 15 October, 2021, 11:35:44 AM »
As a Wag on Irish radio said, with a running time of 2 hours and 40 minutes, No Time To Pee might have been a more accurate title.  :)

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 09 October, 2021, 01:46:14 PM »
Not only a scar, but a dent in my skull I only realised was there last week when they took the staples out. 

That's probably how Kano started out as well.  :D

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 08 October, 2021, 10:21:07 AM »
Bloody Hell, Jayzuz! I'm stunned and speechless to read of your experience. But to echo what other posters have said, I'm relieved to hear that you're still with us, and that Fortuna is on the upswing for you again. Welcome back and here's hoping that you'll be okay going forward.

All the best and cheers! _ Paddy

Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 20 September, 2021, 10:20:48 AM »
Is this an example of "Men Beehiving Badly"?  :D

Off Topic / Re: Friday chat - what's happening with you?
« on: 03 September, 2021, 08:38:49 PM »
Sniff. It's what he would have wanted.

In fairness, we tried to warn him that Pirates of the Caribbean Cos-play method acting would be his undoing. But he was quite beyond all reason.  :'(

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 August, 2021, 01:51:27 PM »

If you can get behind the idea of a high-flying defence lawyer - played by Antonio Banderas - learning how to become a fully-fledged and super-effective MMA fighter in the space of a year, then this is still so-so.

Banderas goes on the war-path and a quest for revenge after a terrible family tragedy, using his newly acquired martial arts skills - and super-powered hearing, as well! - to deadly effect. I'm not a cop, and even I was screaming the obvious answers at him as he stared at photos, evidence etc looking for...well...answers...

The fight scenes are well choreographed and Banderas does seem to be enjoying himself as he chews up the scenery (and anyone who gets in his way). It is all rather silly for what it is but Karl Urban also shows up. Which is an obvious plus!

In any event, this movie is still a breath of fresh air compared to the depressing and horrible Rambo: Last Blood, about which, the less said the better.

And saving the best for last: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE

A dark, twisted and comic masterpiece, with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as the feuding sisters - and former film stars - forced by guilt and economic circumstances to live with one another. Inevitably, one of them is bound to snap and when she does? Oh, my giddy aunt!

Davis gives a superb performance (and at times even manages to elicit a certain amount of pity, for her otherwise monstrous character) and Crawford is her equal in every way.

A creepy, disturbing and thought provoking study of mental breakdown.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 20 August, 2021, 04:31:55 PM »
Hey, good for you, Sharky! Glad to hear Fortuna is on the Upturn for you.

General / Re: Nikolai Dante has let himself go
« on: 20 August, 2021, 12:15:39 PM »
If this is Rebellion's promo for their upcoming Nikolai Dante movie, then I am not impressed.  :)

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