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Started by SliceysLittleHelper on Dec 16, 2021 6:03:30 PM
Lost Christmas, I gave you my Sprout.

Whimsy R number suggests < 2000 posts before Xmas.

HouseOfLametta - 08 Jan 2022 14:29:56 (#1901 of 2020)

I favour Homer Simpson's Fat Guy Dress.

LippyPongstocking - 08 Jan 2022 14:35:30 (#1902 of 2020)

I go for more of a Hemulen style myself.

LippyPongstocking - 08 Jan 2022 15:16:37 (#1903 of 2020)

I'm currently watching Splash on telly - a film I first saw at the cinema and have always had a fondness for - but it's just dawned on me that it's almost forty (40!) years old. What a sobering thought.

Cordelia - 08 Jan 2022 15:23:05 (#1904 of 2020)

I have just bled my radiators then re-pressurised my boiler.

Just off out to wrestle a lion!

HelenDamnation - 08 Jan 2022 17:15:07 (#1905 of 2020)

Today's Google doodle has just made me snivel AND tell myself to pull myself together.

Cordelia - 08 Jan 2022 17:36:42 (#1906 of 2020)

I watched it this morning in bed. It was lovely.

Ricolas - 08 Jan 2022 18:42:27 (#1907 of 2020)

Thanks for the tip.

ragdoll - 08 Jan 2022 19:02:54 (#1908 of 2020)

I also caught a bit of Splash, and Tom Hanks looked incredibly young, and like he'd not started shaving. He was actually in his late 20s.

helenskywalker - 08 Jan 2022 19:08:15 (#1909 of 2020)

Apparently consistently referring to The Shape of Water as Splash Two is a bit annoying.

slicey - 08 Jan 2022 19:11:21 (#1910 of 2020)

snigger

The Shape of Water is massively up it's own arse.

helenskywalker - 08 Jan 2022 19:13:19 (#1911 of 2020)

I just got bored. Also my brain keeps mixing in bits of Finding Dory.

Dubris - 08 Jan 2022 20:40:39 (#1912 of 2020)

It's all Greek to me.

helenskywalker - 08 Jan 2022 20:41:27 (#1913 of 2020)

I will stop with the arcane arthouse shit forthwith.

Dubris - 08 Jan 2022 20:42:59 (#1914 of 2020)

And here's a strange thing:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-59920221

helenskywalker - 08 Jan 2022 20:45:08 (#1915 of 2020)

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov

how did I not know that?

limegreen - 08 Jan 2022 20:51:28 (#1916 of 2020)

There are weird underground gas(?) fires in the US too ISTR

helenskywalker - 08 Jan 2022 20:54:10 (#1917 of 2020)

Well, yes. And other places. That's why fracking can cause taps to go on fire.

MysteryDate - 08 Jan 2022 20:55:58 (#1918 of 2020)

I particularly liked this bit:

But Canadian explorer George Kourounis examined the crater's depths in 2013 and discovered that no-one actually knows how it started.

FleurDuMal - 08 Jan 2022 20:56:56 (#1919 of 2020)

There’s a coal mine somewhere in the US, that’s been burning for several decades.

Sabacious - 08 Jan 2022 21:00:08 (#1920 of 2020)

There's one in Australia that's been burning for thousands of years. Bonkers.

Meanwhile, I seem to be quite enjoying the bombastic trilling of Dame Burly Chassis at the BBC. I probably need a drink.

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