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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The new James Bond film name was announced today as No Time To Die. Daniel Craigís last Bond film.


... oh yes it is (from what I've heard about his likely successor)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've just seen they're making a new Matrix film with Keanu Reeves. I'm expecting it to be a documentary. (This post dedicated to the memory of Philip K Dick, and the recently departed Rutger Hauer for that matter too)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've driven vehicles with engines with 1 to 8 cylinders (excluding 7.)The vehicle with the largest engine capacity had 1 cylinder.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You need to try one of these to complete your record:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq0WkQzn9FA

Of course, I'm sure I have on occasion driven with 7 cylinders. My V8s will still move on 7 cylinders - they just don't sound as nice! Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've never driven a ship or submarine. The nearest was a boat on the Cambridgeshire Fens and that had a Morris Minor engine, adapted for boat usage.
It's National Dog Day on 26th August. Hopefully I'll be pampered.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thereís a new range of leccy vehicles from VW. They all look bland and like bubbles on wheels.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Iíll use the 90 for work tomorrow. Hopefully, Iíll be able to collect my roof rack after work.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Thereís a new range of leccy vehicles from VW. They all look bland and like bubbles on wheels.

No change there then Rich. Everything looks the same nowadays, ugly and blobby. I didn't know that scrap metal could be made to look so ugly.
Otter is back on at the pub thank goodness and it's staying under the new management.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
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Thereís a new range of leccy vehicles from VW. They all look bland and like bubbles on wheels.

No change there then Rich. Everything looks the same nowadays, ugly and blobby.


You beat me to it, Alan. In VW's case, it sounds as though they have gone full circle though! My designation for most new small cars is 'shopping cart' - after that there's only 'invalid carriage' left (that's probably not very PC these days, sorry). I have to say that in 1959 my parents, returning from 6 years in Cyprus, drove across Europe in a VW Beetle. They put me to sleep (possibly literally) in the luggage compartment behind the back seat over the engine. My wife thinks they were trying to get rid of me. Probably explains a lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
On page 38 of today's (August 22nd) Daily Mail is a photo of Guy Ritchie's wife, a former model, chopping wood. In the background is an open top Land Rover. It's not very clear and the registration number is blanked out, but by the open door which has 2 piece sliding glass, it's probably an early 110.
The photo isn't staged apparently.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I've just seen they're making a new Matrix film with Keanu Reeves. I'm expecting it to be a documentary. (This post dedicated to the memory of Philip K Dick, and the recently departed Rutger Hauer for that matter too)


I thought that Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss both died in the 3rd Matrix film? They gonna be resurrected for this new one?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anythingís possible, Paul. Especially if it gives a storyline.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I took the 90 to work today but didnít get chance to collect the roof rack after work. No landies seen except one utility Defender with a cherrypicker and I didnít get a wave.

Baby knappster is well and truly in the terrible twos. She wouldnít get dressed for bed tonight. Even the usual baby bribery didnít work. She used the potty as her bedtime distraction. We eventually got her to bed at 9.30pm... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
Geoff2 wrote:
I've just seen they're making a new Matrix film with Keanu Reeves. I'm expecting it to be a documentary. (This post dedicated to the memory of Philip K Dick, and the recently departed Rutger Hauer for that matter too)


I thought that Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss both died in the 3rd Matrix film? They gonna be resurrected for this new one?


There's never been any reason for Hollyweird to let a little thing like death get in the way of a sequel. If the worst comes to the worst, you can always resort to a prequel instead. And, after all, there's a classic precedent: Conan Doyle brought Sherlock Homes back from the grave (by popular demand I believe) after he apparently fell to his death over the Reichenbach Falls.
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Alan Drover wrote:
On page 38 of today's (August 22nd) Daily Mail is a photo of Guy Ritchie's wife, a former model, chopping wood. In the background is an open top Land Rover. It's not very clear and the registration number is blanked out, but by the open door which has 2 piece sliding glass, it's probably an early 110.
The photo isn't staged apparently.


Anyone interested in seeing a lifestyle shot of me chopping wood in front of my early 110 windows? No, I thought not. More interestingly, a neighbour once, seeing my wife wielding an axe, stupidly asked her what she was doing. She told him she was building an ark. Maybe that's what Mrs Ritchie was doing. Who knows what the global elite do on a weekend. Not staged? No, not at all, of course not.
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