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by al_yrpal
15 Feb 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 234
Views: 23066

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Idiocracy is a masterpiece, thinking of Trump and his followers, if they prevail this is what the human race could become! Another favourite of mine is Dark Star, a low budget movie with a totally annoying and dangerous computer (those who lust after driverless cars please take note) Ex Machina is a...
by al_yrpal
15 Feb 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 234
Views: 23066

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Mars attacks is a hilarious comment on the human race and America in particular. The country that thinks it runs the planet is exposed as corrupt, facile, disorganised and debagged by an old ladys favourite record. *cant we just get along* says president Jack Nicholson and promptly gets skewered bg ...
by al_yrpal
15 Feb 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 234
Views: 23066

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

The one I remember was Team America World Police, it was a hilarious spoof. They waded in with good intentions and caused death and chaos accidentally and didnt realise what mahem they had caused - just like real life when W went with Bliar in tow on Rednecks Revenge. Not superhero films but comment...
by al_yrpal
15 Feb 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 44
Views: 986

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

TUC I quite agree, such a regime should apply to all drivers, especially to those in the known hazzard groupings ie teenagers and people in their early 20s. Most people who use glasses have biannual eye tests anyway. Keep death off the roads!

Al
by al_yrpal
15 Feb 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 44
Views: 986

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

Its true SOME elderly drivers wont be able to cope with Dense traffic, but those who cant will mostly be sensible enough to avoid dense traffic, busy motorways or driving at night. I dont understand the term modern traffic, my driving started in 1958 and on occasion the traffic back then could be ju...
by al_yrpal
15 Feb 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 234
Views: 23066

Re: FILUMS ..to see.- Roma

Roma Watched it last night, tempted to turn it off halfway. Pretty boring sweet story line, no real drama but it did convey family love. Its easy to make any picture look Arty in B/W, so I'd give it a 4. Baffled by the award. Suppose it must be the best in a sea of mediocracy, seems to have been a b...
by al_yrpal
14 Feb 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Techno Innovation?

Franco, I notice that people often stay frozen into the music of their youth, its a good way to miss so much IMO. I agree about C(Rap) and its offshoots, its no doubt an Art form but it takes up broadcasting time which should be allotted to music. I enjoy watching old TOTPs and note that the 80s was...
by al_yrpal
14 Feb 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 173
Views: 4314

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Great article lauding Richmal Crompton and Just William in The Times today. Tales from a bygone era.. But of course the Grauniard didnt agree.... https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1999/may/04/rorycarroll

Al
by al_yrpal
14 Feb 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Techno Innovation?

With you there, although I think I prefer the '50s. I am sure it is rose tinted spectacles and it was only good for some. I was a child in the 1950s and we were poor, but my memories are sill great. Same here, I like the good bits from many past eras, right back to the 17th Century. My daughter has...
by al_yrpal
14 Feb 2019, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Techno Innovation?

I think most of us over a certain age had some sort of record player and a collection of records. Why was this, because at that time it was the only way to play music in the home. I found the advent of stereo a real wonder and spent £££'s buying and updating my system. Today, unless I liked the ide...
by al_yrpal
13 Feb 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Techno Innovation?

MM, very few artists now record like that. A couple of years ago my daughter and friends from other bands she met performing at various festivals worldwide decided to make an album as an Indie Supergroup. They did their pieces independently in their homes on Macs and an expert mastered the final dis...
by al_yrpal
13 Feb 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 78
Views: 4485

Re: Bread making

I believe the double rise method is to knock back the overlarge voids in sourdough and get a more even texture.

Al
by al_yrpal
13 Feb 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1311

Re: Techno Innovation?

rjb wrote:Ive got a 10" disc in my collection, labelled as being Long Play and plays at 33rpm. Just to confuse you all. :lol:


The first vinyls I ever saw were 10" very soft discs which played at 33rpm. I still have one, its of the Gerry Mulligan quartet.

Al
by al_yrpal
13 Feb 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 173
Views: 4314

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I don't think you really think that way but some of your posts on defence of the elderly treat other ages in the way you don't want the elderly to be treated. Namely don't treat all youngsters as the worst just like so elderly aren't the worst. Is there anyway certain types of threads can not divid...
by al_yrpal
13 Feb 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 173
Views: 4314

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I know all about predjudice, I was ginger :lol: Then, I got old, dont know which is worse? :?

Some younger folk really surprise me with their ageist comments where all old people get tarred with the same brush. Its not serious, its just pathetic and labels them as just plain nasty.

Al