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Forum: Off-Topic April 24th, 2022, 10:48
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By SleepingDog
Led Zeppelin at Earl's Court (1975 I think). …

Led Zeppelin at Earl's Court (1975 I think). Perhaps I would meet my future wife there?

The Who around the time of Who's Next. Saw them much later on when I had some money to buy tickets but no…
Forum: Off-Topic March 26th, 2022, 19:16
Replies: 3,253
Views: 515,129
Posted By SleepingDog
I find myself agreeing , in part, with SirJames. …

I find myself agreeing , in part, with SirJames. I bought the original series way back when they were first published and I recalled that I thought each book was very readable but each release was…
Forum: Off-Topic March 25th, 2022, 21:40
Replies: 6,862
Views: 901,763
Posted By SleepingDog
Got my[cheap] turntable up and running through my…

Got my[cheap] turntable up and running through my PC sound system. Found my copy of "Cosmo's Factory" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. No bad songs and more than a few brilliant ones.
Forum: Off-Topic March 25th, 2022, 21:36
Replies: 3,253
Views: 515,129
Posted By SleepingDog
The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes

Having finished watching "The Expanse" on Prime I thought I would try the books or at least the first one. It is really about two different points of view which are both trying to solve the same…
Forum: Off-Topic March 8th, 2022, 00:38
Replies: 6,652
Views: 947,841
Posted By SleepingDog
Death on the Nile (2022) - Another view

I got to admit that I like Agatha Christie's work for the tight plotting and the way the mystery unfolds. I agree with many points made by lackblogger - wonderful locations, beautiful costumes - how…
Forum: Off-Topic March 6th, 2022, 14:26
Replies: 1,131
Views: 203,315
Posted By SleepingDog
Interesting articles. Liked the last comment in…

Interesting articles. Liked the last comment in the newspaper article

"The latest study now highlights pet trafficking as a way to spread the virus, says co-author Leo Poon, a virologist at the…
Forum: Off-Topic March 6th, 2022, 11:05
Replies: 1,131
Views: 203,315
Posted By SleepingDog
This is from a few days ago. …

This is from a few days ago.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60601750

It appears that a gene TYK2, if faulty, contributes to the immune system over-reacting and attacking healthy cells. …
Forum: Off-Topic February 27th, 2022, 23:37
Replies: 6,652
Views: 947,841
Posted By SleepingDog
The Duke [2020]

Another quirky British film. The time is 1961 and the main action revolves around a Northern working class family. Based on actual events it tells the background and the "theft" of "The Duke" by…
Forum: Off-Topic February 21st, 2022, 11:34
Replies: 1,131
Views: 203,315
Posted By SleepingDog
UK to end restrictions?

An analysis by the BBC suggests that the current versions of covid-19 are now no worse than flu in the UK. They show some analysis which indicates that for those over 16 nearly 100% have antibodies…
Forum: Off-Topic February 21st, 2022, 10:01
Replies: 1,131
Views: 203,315
Posted By SleepingDog
The Palace are playing it down and you can bet…

The Palace are playing it down and you can bet that she will get the best treatment that is available. The Palace spokespeople are saying that the symptoms are mild and she is well enough to carry…
Forum: Off-Topic February 18th, 2022, 00:15
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
I certainly enjoyed it so far. I would also add…

I certainly enjoyed it so far. I would also add that it has "adult street language" though I expect that will not be a problem for most Watchers. Final 3 episodes of season 1 will be available on…
Forum: Off-Topic February 10th, 2022, 13:53
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Shetland: Yes all six series (since 2013). …

Shetland: Yes all six series (since 2013). Douglas Henshall reported, back in November , that there was 4 weeks of filming left for series 7 which I think are on the Scottish mainland. Some talk…
Forum: Off-Topic February 9th, 2022, 18:47
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Eye, It is broadcast by ITV so they do a 2 hour…

Eye,
It is broadcast by ITV so they do a 2 hour run with adverts. We record it and fast-forward when we get to the adverts. Usually they do it weekly but since the pandemic the latest 6 episodes…
Forum: Off-Topic February 9th, 2022, 15:05
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Vera

Hi Eye,

Got to agree with you about Vera. It's a favourite in our household and we have been watching since 2011 (44 episodes so far). The stories are quality. The actor is actually 75 this…
Forum: Off-Topic February 7th, 2022, 14:06
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Merlin

I suppose it depends on what you were expecting. This version of Merlin is not that of the Dark Ages genre. My own view is that it got better over time as the characters bedded down and…
Forum: Off-Topic February 7th, 2022, 11:55
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Reacher

Finished the 8 episode series last night. Thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Plenty of action with a "good vs evil" slant but noticed the innocent getting caught (collateral damage). Having said that…
Forum: Off-Topic February 5th, 2022, 00:31
Replies: 3,253
Views: 515,129
Posted By SleepingDog
How to Make the World Add Up by Tim Harford

Just started the book. Still in the "Introduction" with some discussion on how the link between smoking and lung cancer was found. I did not know that people thought the link was between motor cars…
Forum: Off-Topic February 5th, 2022, 00:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By SleepingDog
Actually it was a range of 32-bit super…

Actually it was a range of 32-bit super minicomputers known as VAX 11/xxx where the xxx was a number. I remember because the company I worked for got one (VAX 11/750) and I had the misfortune to be…
Forum: Off-Topic February 3rd, 2022, 20:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By SleepingDog
Or a vacuum cleaner?

Or a vacuum cleaner?
Forum: Off-Topic February 3rd, 2022, 19:59
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Yes the first series was a slow burn with lots of…

Yes the first series was a slow burn with lots of twists back in 2018. Jessica Biel was very convincing in her role. Convinced me to watch the 2nd series (2019) though I don't remember it very well…
Forum: Off-Topic February 2nd, 2022, 20:05
Replies: 6,652
Views: 947,841
Posted By SleepingDog
I just had a look at my collection. Starting…

I just had a look at my collection. Starting with "A" - Avatar, Arrival and a Matter of Life and Death. Then the maybe include the Alien franchise (almost any), Ad Astra, A Quiet Place, and Alita:…
Forum: Off-Topic February 2nd, 2022, 09:38
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Get Back and Hawkeye

I took the plunge and purchased a month of Disney+ (£8 in the UK). Finished watching the Get Back (The Beatles) series. The picture and sound quality, for 1969, is amazing. It was like being a fly…
Forum: Off-Topic February 2nd, 2022, 00:39
Replies: 6,652
Views: 947,841
Posted By SleepingDog
Belfast

Belfast was written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The action takes place in Belfast in 1969 with the focus on a family of Protestants in a mixed religion area during what we in the UK call "The…
Forum: Off-Topic January 21st, 2022, 19:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By SleepingDog
If you are going to buy only one album then can I…

If you are going to buy only one album then can I suggest "Hits Out of Hell" which came out in 1984 and an expanded version in 2009. The 2009 version includes "I Will Do Anything For Love" which was…
Forum: Off-Topic January 5th, 2022, 19:37
Replies: 6,992
Views: 947,313
Posted By SleepingDog
Invasion

Invasion is a 10 episode TV series from Apple TV+ which has also got a second season. I managed to watch the first three episodes and then gave up. Its not that it is bad just that there are many…
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