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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 13th July 2020, 8:57pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,083 posts

I was expecting boobs. Radio is such a good medium for sci fi and fantasy.
I'm extremely proud that even though I grew up in the porn-free late 80s, I never once used Madonna or Samantha Fox as studies. I have standards.

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lofthouse

  • Monday 13th July 2020, 9:02pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,586 posts

I used to have some of the old Tom Baker Dr who's on CD

Nice!

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 13th July 2020, 9:39pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,083 posts

The reason I hate Madonna is she was the beginning of this ludicrous and ultimately harmful bollocks that a woman who sells herself as a sex object is not a whore or victim but somehow self-empowered... And if you as a guy criticise her, it's not cos you want to respect women but cos YOU have a problem. There were still women with ability and dignity (Siouxsie, Annie Lennox, Alison Moyet) but because 99 per cent of us are animals, the Madonna approach won. Sad.

Quote: lofthouse @ 13th July 2020, 9:02 PM

I used to have some of the old Tom Baker Dr who's on CD

Nice!

Hitch-hikers was far better audio only. I had the restaurant at the end of the universe vinyl. Cool.

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 14th July 2020, 3:55pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

I'm currently watching a classic episode of "Coronation Street".

As I turned on my TV, I saw good old Emily Bishop - played by actress Eileen Derbyshire.

I was immediately put in mind of an occasion when I had lunch with Eileen in the BBC canteen at Manchester.

She was sitting opposite me at the table and I was eating a cheese salad.

As I attempted to cut a very small tomato with a not very sharp knife, the knife slipped and propelled the tomato away from me towards Eileen, passing straight through a mound of grated cheese as it made its way towards her.

She was good enough to return my tomato before gracefully proceeding to flick a significant amount of cheese shrapnel from the front of her jacket.

She saw the funny side: she's altogether more of a character than Emily ever was, I can tell you! Laughing out loud

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 14th July 2020, 4:49pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,083 posts

Can you do shit Coronation Street impersonations? Well I don't really know.

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lofthouse

  • Sunday 19th July 2020, 8:50pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,586 posts

Jam and Jerusalem- episode 1

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 20th July 2020, 9:16pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

I'm watching the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl".

Interesting stuff and quite entertaining.

Almost all the lead roles (in Episode 1, at any rate) are charismatic actors whose faces I recognised immediately but most of whose names I couldn't have put to those faces.

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DaButt

  • Monday 20th July 2020, 10:01pm
  • The Lone Star State, United States
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 20th July 2020, 9:16 PM

I'm watching the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl".

Interesting stuff and quite entertaining.

Almost all the lead roles (in Episode 1, at any rate) are charismatic actors whose faces I recognised immediately but most of whose names I couldn't have put to those faces.

Friday Night Dinner was never the same for me. I was hoping the Chernobyl character would say "Shit on it!" at least once.

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 20th July 2020, 10:34pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: DaButt @ 20th July 2020, 10:01 PM

Friday Night Dinner was never the same for me. I was hoping the Chernobyl character would say "Shit on it!" at least once.

Thanks, DaButt.

I knew I recognised him.

I just couldn't think from where! Laughing out loud

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 21st July 2020, 10:50pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

I'm watching one of the "Talking Heads" monologues from Alan Bennett.

An English woman is talking about a new care assistant, who is Australian:

"A qualified physiotherapist with a diploma in caring. It's Australian caring but I suppose it'll be the same as ours - only minus the bugbear of hypothermia."

Beautiful! Laughing out loud

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john tregorran

  • Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 2:39am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,247 posts

We've had frosts for the last week.
Since it's Alan Bennett,I'm prepared to overlook his lack of local meteorological knowledge.:)

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 23rd July 2020, 2:33pm
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

I'm just watching an old pop music show and to my horror, I've just seen a young Michael Jackson doing his entire act in blackface.

Accordingly, I have just deleted all his recordings from my hard drive.

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lofthouse

  • Thursday 23rd July 2020, 6:37pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,586 posts

Me too

Although with me it was more to do with him fiddling with young boys privates when he was pretending to be their friend

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Firkin

  • Thursday 23rd July 2020, 6:47pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 954 posts

And we all laughed when he sang "I'm bad." in this red disco belt.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 23rd July 2020, 9:07pm
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

In fairness, we should bear in mind that no allegations of sexual impropriety were brought against Michael when he was black.

The troubles didn't start until he began to identify as white and therefore, of course, was white.

That's got to tell you something about white people.