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  1. 10 hours ago, SwiftlyVague said:

     Corey Fischer, who co-founded The Traveling Jewish Theatre and had also appeared in a few films, dead at 75.

    One of a handful of actors who was in both the film and tv versions of MASH , of whom only Gary Burghoff is still alive I believe.

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  2. Dreamt that I was watching tv and they were showing lots of archive footage of The Rolling Stones and I was expecting it to be announced that one of them had died but it turned out to be a debate on whether Mick Jagger was sexy or not. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

    Who picks these people?!


    Redmond was one of my subs, so I am relieved she has not obitted yet. I don't know who else chose her. I am still not over  relegating Heather Couper to the subs bench.  

  4. 18 minutes ago, Toast said:


    Yeah, but Twin Peaks is a cult classic. 

    Not saying I never watch anything American, just the average sort of thing doesn't tend to draw me in.  I tried Mad Men, watched half a dozen episodes of that, but I was bored.  Nothing happened.  The period detail was marvellous, but I actually remember it from childhood, so it didn't have that fascination that it must have had for younger people.  I slogged through one and a half seasons of Breaking Bad and was bored shitless.  Just so many series seem to be about drug deals, doesn't interest me in the slightest.



    I love Twin Peaks but I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone as both people I have recommended it to didn't like it. I'd also say if it hasn't grabbed you by the first 5 episodes then it won't. It gets worse before it gets better.  This is rather accurate. 

    Have you seen Vienna Blood? I didn't care for it but it might be worth a try. 


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  5. 7 hours ago, Book said:

    I'm deeply touched by the death of one of my all-time-favourite German actresses: Irm Hermann.

    In the 70s she rose to fame because of her workings with Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

    Later she emancipated herself from Fassbinder and became a renowned and award winning actress in her own way.

    She was 77 years old and died after a short illness.




    I liked her too, always thought she had a good range as an actress.

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  6. I saw Sandra Dickinson at a Doctor Who Exhibition. She asked to get in for free because she  was once married to Dr Who, spent ages staring at her ex husbands regeneration scene then whizzed round the rest very quickly. She was actually quite nice when we spoke  to her though. 


    Clive Mantle looked old and rather gaunt I thought. I used to really fancy him years ago. 

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  7. On 12/05/2020 at 13:02, the_engineer said:

     I'm related to this guy we share a common ancestor. Not a direct descendant but there's some cousin connection with the isle of man. I know my grandmothers mother's family were from the isle of man .








    I have probably  taught distant relatives of yours, there were a couple of Goldies  at the school I taught at. 


    This is my only relative of note, again not a direct decedent, think his grandfather and my great great-grandfather  were brothers.



  8. On 02/05/2020 at 15:00, paddyfool said:

    Further round: Mountains and rivers

    Apologies if there's a slight British bias to the questions


    Mountains and rivers


    1)      Which French Mountaineer led the first expedition to reach a summit higher than 8000m?

    2)      What is the highest mountain in Europe?

    3)      When was the great eruption of Krakatoa? 

    4)      How high is the summit of Ben Nevis? 

    5)      On what mountain is the world’s CO2 concentration measured?

    6)      The Nile is the world’s longest river.  How many countries does it pass through? 

    7)      What river is the world’s second longest? 

    8)      Which is the tallest waterfall in the world? 

    9)      Which British river in 2018 had the worst recorded microplastics pollution in the world? 

    10)   How many miles long is the river Thames?  


    Someone Herzog, can't remember the first name

    Mt Blanc


    4012 ft

    Mt Fuji

    5 countries


    Angel Falls


     207 miles





    Checked the Krakatoa one, wrong by two years. The thing is I knew it occurred the same year that Karl Marx died but I thought he died in 1881not two later. 



  9. 9 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

    If we're throwing quizzes out there, I wrote our work's Christmas quiz last year... I can offer ten questions up from it now and if anyone's interested more as and when.


    1. Who is the first talking animal Alice comes across in “Alice In Wonderland”? 
    2. What is the only word beginning with the letter “K” in the title of a James Bond film. 
    3. There are 19 versions of the “Real Housewives” reality TV franchise in total. Which was the first? Hint: it’s where both John Wayne and Richard Nixon died.
    4. Which mythological character, first created for an internet Photoshop contest in 2009, is usually depicted as being a tall, suit-wearing male with no face and tentacles for arms? 
    5. Which haircut - named after an item of crockery - is officially designated by the Anti-Defamation League as a symbol of white supremacy? Notable sporters of the haircut include Henry V and Moe Howard from the Stooges
    6. Which artform links the names Vivian Maier, Cecil Beaton and Weegie? 
    7. The group of relatively young women of color progressive politicians known as “The Squad” consists of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rachida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar... and who else? She was the first black woman elected to Congress for Massacheussets. 
    8. What name is shared by the Jamaican-born Marxist sociologist who co-founded the New Left Review, and the disgraced BBC sports commentator who went to prison in 2013 after pleading guilty to 17 counts of sexual assault on women under the age of 16? 
    9. The only English league football team who play in a constituency that voted Liberal Democrat at the 2017 election play in the constituency of Kingston and Surbiton. Which football team is it?
    10. The main character of which sitcom had 66 sexual partners during the show’s run, including paramours played by Courtney Cox, Debra Messing, Teri Hatcher, Sarah Silverman and Janeane Garofalo.

    The White Rabbit

    Kill as in View to a Kill

    Orange County


    Bowl/Basin Cut


    No Idea

    Stuart Hall


    Family Ties






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