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Re: What are you watching?

Postby sandabound » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:30 pm

The Creeping Spleen wrote:Royal Marines Commando School.

I have to admit, I'm curious as to how a Frenchman - Cpl. "Froggy" Chaffour - ended up serving with the Marines.


He may be French Canadian.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:05 pm

sandabound wrote:
The Creeping Spleen wrote:Royal Marines Commando School.

I have to admit, I'm curious as to how a Frenchman - Cpl. "Froggy" Chaffour - ended up serving with the Marines.


He may be French Canadian.

Sounds fair enough.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:12 pm

The Opening Ceremony of 'those' Games....

Was that the best they could do? Karen Dunbar and John 'Pretendy Scot' Barrowman...

Thank God I didn't buy any tickets for any event...
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby sandabound » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:44 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:The Opening Ceremony of 'those' Games....

Was that the best they could do? Karen Dunbar and John 'Pretendy Scot' Barrowman...

Thank God I didn't buy any tickets for any event...


Just posted something similar, in not very interesting facts.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:07 am

Only caught a bit of it myself, but where the hell are these "Turks and Caicos Islands"? I've never heard of them before.

Are they one of these wee obscure places that only exists on alternate days of the week as a tax dodge?
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:43 am

Watched a bit of the Opening Ceremony. 'Open the file marked 'Cliche,' we're going to need everything!' I quit halfway through Barrowman and entertained myself watching the reaction to the ceremony on Facebook, which was hilarious.

But it was cool to have the Red Arrows flying past my window!
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:49 pm

The Creeping Spleen wrote:Only caught a bit of it myself, but where the hell are these "Turks and Caicos Islands"? I've never heard of them before.

Are they one of these wee obscure places that only exists on alternate days of the week as a tax dodge?



He gets the job, and I got a knockback? Tell me how that's fair.


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Re: What are you watching?

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:26 am

Royal Marines Commando School.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Sharon » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:09 pm

History of our streets. Duke st.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Boxer6 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:57 pm

Any credibility I may have had flow away like water down a toilet …………. :oops: :oops:
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby banjo » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:40 am

the commonwealth bloody games,i am addicted.in fact,im off to haul my beer belly over a hurdle or something.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby War Baby » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:57 pm

Sharon,
I recently went back to a place in Duke Street where I was a lodger for three years in the late 1960's, just to walk up the close and see what it is like now. The main thing I noticed right away was that the steps leading up to each landing were well worn down - much more so than when I was there. I could hardly believe how those stone steps had worn down so bad in 45 years. It did make the tenements seem as though they are past their sell-by date.

I didn't notice that program was on and missed it. Wish I had seen it.

I worked in Melbourne Street next to the Meat Market for 13 years, and lived in other places in Dennistoun, so I knew the place quite well away back then. I especially liked the Rendezvous ice cream cafe.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Doorstop » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:20 pm

New *Must See* Telly {for internet perusal only, I'm afraid, as it's not available over this side of the pond - given the content at referendum time, it may be obvious why.}

"Outlander" - A sort of back to the future, set in 1600's Highlands Scotland, replete with much sex and violence as well as a liberal dash of hocery pocery and witchycraft

Lots of gruff Highlanders, nasty Kings soldiers and a woman yanked from the late 1940's and deposited very much out of her time and her depth.

Recommended .. {Not to be confused with the movie of the same name, which is also good btw, but nothing to do with this}

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/7/5980011/outlander-review-starz-diana-gabaldon-ron-moore
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Sharon » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:27 pm

Oh, have you seen it? I've noticed a few friends mentioning it on FB and saying it was good - would appear the books are addictive. Though thought it was only a pilot episode just now?
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Doorstop » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:27 pm

Watched the initial episode tonight, Sharon. Very well made and definitely moreish.
The series proper has started and I shall definitely be dipping my toe in the water for the next installments.
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