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    Originally posted by vetran View Post

    Congrats Nick another year wiser!

    Tonight's major motion picture premieres were a Birthday Barbenheimer Special!

    First up: Oppenheimer (2023) because Lynda Carter, aka Wonder Woman, asserted on Twitter that this should be watched before Barbie as "he created the world in which she lives"; and who am I to argue with that? It's very good indeed. I remember a lot of discourse last year in which people asserted that it should have made more of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with one bloke even complaining that it wasted its final hour on the political matters affecting Oppenheimer's later career rather than those matters. I can only assume these people had misread the title and thought the film was called The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Its Deployment Against Japan, and the Consequences Thereof; but I made sure to read it carefully and it's definitely called Oppenheimer. So it makes sense that it's about him and not stuff that happened thousands of miles away from him, that he wasn't involved with, and over which he had no control, as is made very clear in the film

    After that, something completely different… or is it? Barbie (2023) starts out seeming like a lighthearted toy spinoff, but soon reveals itself as an acerbic satire on modern society - though still fun! The association of the two films because of their simultaneous release dates last year may have started out as an online joke about the distinct contrast between the subjects of the two films, but maybe they're closer in spirit than one would expect… and maybe Lynda Carter had a point?

    Goodnight all


      Morning all
      As the sun streams in the window of my office, I can't help thinking about how it was overcast and misty 2 hours ago when we went out.
      9.64km done, and I was 30 metres short of 10min/km, not bad when the first km was 11.13.
      …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore






        Wanly sunny.

        Picking with rain.

        Chilly in here at 14.7 deg, 13 deg in the kitchen, 14 deg in the leanto.

        1021.5 mBar, 30.164 in Hg, 766.188 Torr, 14.815 psi, (down from 1022 last night), 77% RH (GDR hair), 66% RH (Lidl electric).

        Meanwhile on the 20th of September 2019 there was much discussion of the Septic scum who took over Cadburys and other enterprises then shut the factory down as is their scumbag Septic wont.

        Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom & wan sunshine.

        Lunch: beans on toast etc.

        Entertainment: Y&Y waffling on about id theft: woman banned from driving due to others giving her details for speeding fines.

        TWAO: more handwringing.

        Two washing lines and the bit of rusty galv wire replaced. Knackered now.

        Entertainment: Veronica Mars S1 E16 "Betty and Veronica".

        Tea: chicken portion with some random sausage and bacon with gravy etc. Nice enough.

        Entertainment: PM.

        The Mentalist S2 E19 "Blood Money". The serial killer (not that one) one. Not the finest of eps.

        Scotland yard "The Wall of Death (1956)". The death at a circus one. Poor old cat.

        Maigret's Boyhood Friend: S13 E1. Well instead of the usual 6.35x16 (25ACP) this time an ancient 12mm pinfire revolver was used. Made a change. And a bigger hole.
        Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 30 April 2024, 17:09.
        When the fun stops, STOP.


          Morning all

          Overcast with some grey clouds in the mix. Currently 9 degrees with a high of 11 expected. Rain forecast early afternoon. Barometer down to 1023 mBar.

          A quiet day today. Am looking forward to a flat viewing this afternoon which I am hoping is "the one" so I can tell my landlady to naff off.


            Afternoon denizens

            Rather on the grey side again today, with the odd light shower. And once again it's not as warm as it could be at 9°C, maybe getting to 10° shortly. The barometers remain uncommitted at 1011/1019mB


              In reading the obituary of Eleanor Coppola in the Torygraph today, I was made aware of the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991) Which is available on archive.org. So this evening's ents is watching that.


                This afternoon's flat viewing was good. An offer has been made.


                  Tea has been leftover chicken and chips

                  This was accompanied by E1 of Pompeii: The New Dig on iPlayer. Very interesting, so I'm going to watch E2 as well


                    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
                    This afternoon's flat viewing was good. An offer has been made.


                      20 wheelbarrow loads of topsoil moved, 20 more to do tomorrow, then the same of mushroom compost for the following 2 days.
                      …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore