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    5. Prince Phillip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Happy 97th birthday.
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    I have recently diversified into ranting about Star Wars films: https://forums.deathlist.net/topic/4011-seen-any-good-films-lately/?page=22
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Seeking testimony from Charlie about paedophile bishop: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/06/abuse-inquiry-seeks-statement-about-paedophile-bishop-from-prince-charles
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Big Colin Baker is 75 today:
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    She and Markle have never seen eye to eye.
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    Celebrity Chefs

    Bourdain joins their club... Update: I didn't know a huge amount about Bourdain except that I couldn't stand the guy - typical loudmouth, egotistical over-opinionated Yank - his shows are on TV here constantly. Anyway, it turn out he had had a drug habit he had allegedly kicked and that he had been shagging Asia Argento since his second wife, a mixed martial artist, left him (I suppose you could say she gave him the chop): http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/interrogation/2017/10/anthony_bourdain_on_weinstein_john_besh_and_meathead_restaurant_culture.html https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6481303/anthony-bourdain-dead-asia-argento-girlfriend-devastated/
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    I'd blush too if I had to wear that.
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Yet another article on what happens when the Queen dies and Charles is coronated: https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/02/will-happen-queen-dies-will-prince-charles-become-king-charles-iii-7599353/ Charlie looks like a baby in the accompanying illustration. I am not sure a pink robe with white ribbons quite suits a grown man...
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    Donald J Trump

    If a tree falls in a forest with no one to hear it, does it make a sound? Can someone make a public appearance if the public is not allowed to attend?
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    Jenny Craig

    Weight loss guru Jenny Craig is 85 now. Her only known health issue has been a lockjaw-like condition whereby she could not open her mouth, which is rather handy for a dieting expert: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Craig_(entrepreneur)#Health_issues
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    Seen Any Good Films Lately?

    I've never watched it. I thought the first one (Raiders of the Lost Ark) was a plotless series of action scenes randomly strung together. Can't understand what people see in it. Possibly the most shallow film ever made.
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Yes she hasn't bloated out like Queen Vic or Ed VII. I read that she is careful to avoid overindulgence especially given the risk from attending so many state dinners and formal banquets. Outside of those times, she eats very simply. Actually, none of the current crop of royals are obese.
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    Seen Any Good Films Lately?

    That said, I decided to watch some more substantial science fiction next after the SW bollocks: I have started looking at the Planet of the Apes series since I had only ever seen the first one with Charlton Heston and it was years since I had looked at it. I rewatched that today and it stands the test of time well. I then watched the second one next (Beneath the Planet of the Apes) and it is a lot weaker but, whereas I knew the first one was based on Pierre Boulle's book "Monkey Planet" I had no idea that the second one drew so heavily on Aldous Huxley's "Ape and Essence". I'll watch Escape from the Planet of the Apes next which apparently brought Boulle back as a consultant to help with the script. These were the good old days when Hollywood used actual writers for their scripts...
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    Seen Any Good Films Lately?

    Oh and here is a classic quote from a leaked memo from George Lucas to the makers of the TV show Lost where he admits the whole thing is a con: "Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don't tell anyone ...but when 'Star Wars' first came out, I didn't know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you've planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories -- let's call them homages -- and you've got a series." Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/george-lucas-sends-letter-lost-53645
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    Seen Any Good Films Lately?

    The thing is the original was meant to be a lighthearted homage to old 1930s sci fi low budget serials with a dark ending (the medal presentation scene at the end was intended to be reminiscent of Leni Riefenstahl's work.) It was okayish for what it was but basically just a step up from the Flash Gordon film in terms of quality and featuring a much larger budget. Lucas forgot all that when the film was a hit and started taking it all way too seriously when he saw the $$$ pouring it, retroactively claiming he had always intended fro the outset to make a huge, serious mythological epic based on Joseph Campbell's half-baked theories. In reality though, they are just dressed-up toy ads..
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