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by Endora
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Puzzles and Games
Topic: Trivia Quiz--JDZ Anniversary!
Replies: 12
Views: 93

Trivia Quiz--JDZ Anniversary!

Me too, 3 wrong!
by Endora
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: Johnny presents his favourite movies at Glastonbury, June 22 (Videos added)
Replies: 149
Views: 7882

Johnny presents his favourite movies at Glastonbury, June 22 (Videos added)

He joined Kris Kristofferson on stage Friday late afternoon. Watch BBC4 now! Yes, but it was quite a painful to watch set. Kris kept forgetting parts of the songs or how to finish them. Mined he is 81. Johnny came in a little late and Kris looked a little bemused by his appearance. Johnny joined in...
by Endora
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: Johnny presents his favourite movies at Glastonbury, June 22 (Videos added)
Replies: 149
Views: 7882

Johnny presents his favourite movies at Glastonbury, June 22 (Videos added)

He joined Kris Kristofferson on stage Friday late afternoon. Watch BBC4 now!
by Endora
Fri May 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: POTC5 Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers)
Replies: 120
Views: 8068

POTC5 Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers)

Via BBC Radio 4 and most likely only available over here, but very positive

by Endora
Tue May 02, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: The Lawsuits Thread
Replies: 513
Views: 35612

Re: The Lawsuits Thread

I'd love to know how wearing or indeed not wearing earbuds is relevant to how a person deals with their own finances. Crazy.
by Endora
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: News & Views
Topic: Foreword (and scans) of Disney Pirates: The Definitive Collector's Anthology
Replies: 22
Views: 1272

Foreword (and scans) of Disney Pirates: The Definitive Collector's Anthology

What an interesting read! Such a treat to be able to get his own views rather than that of a critic or a biographer.

Thank you, coolcat328!
by Endora
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Tidbit #8: The Tuareg
Replies: 7
Views: 544

The Mountain Shadow Tidbit #8: The Tuareg

I have just been watching on BBC4 the new remake of Roots, which concentrates on Mandinka people from the north of west Africa, ie Mali and borders. I think it will have already been shown in the US? Anyway, the person whose story is being told, Kunta Kinte, is a Mandinka warrior whose original ambi...
by Endora
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: The Mountain Shadow Tidbit #2: Aphorisms
Replies: 7
Views: 392

The Mountain Shadow Tidbit #2: Aphorisms

Thank you for he research, ff! I'm afraid these passages in the book annoyed me. Too much of a good thing, I thought. I think these sayings/pearls of wisdom/ bon mots would have been a lot more effective if they'd been rationed, then we'd have reflected on their meaning more. But I suppose he had a ...
by Endora
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #13: Blini and Caviar
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #13: Blini and Caviar

My first 'spoon' of caviar was coaxed on me when I somewhere between 8-10 years of age. A cousin's wedding. I have the most vivid memory of the guy, all dressed in formal wedding wear holding the spoon, and telling me to try it and how I would love it, and I did. I even remember the glass bowls the...
by Endora
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #13: Blini and Caviar
Replies: 18
Views: 2577

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #13: Blini and Caviar

Over here you can get blinis in the supermarket chilled counter, I think they're usually bought to go with a bit of smoked salmon and crème fraiche (well they are in this household when the ...er...chef has people over and can't manage doing a starter). The jars of salmon roe are a pretty addition b...
by Endora
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #12 - The Channel Islands
Replies: 5
Views: 2543

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #12 - The Channel Islands

They are lovely, peaceful and friendly. Not so crowded as you may suspect, Nebraska! Beautiful beaches. But you have to be very rich to get resident status.
by Endora
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #5 - Oxford Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 1323

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #5 - Oxford Tour

Liz, I think you have accidentally got The Buttery wrong. You have it as a particular pub/bistro/ restaurant on The Broad, but the context from the book is most likely the college refectory (=café, food service counter with tables to eat informally at). It's another colloquialism. Most colleges in ...
by Endora
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #5 - Oxford Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 1323

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #5 - Oxford Tour

Same in Cambridge GG. St John's college owns most of the Science site (Microsoft, AstraZeneca, ARM etc ) and Kings owns most of the route of the M11. Some colleges are made of money, others a bit poorer.
by Endora
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #1a - Mortdecai Glossary
Replies: 10
Views: 3519

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #1a - Mortdecai Glossary

I have enquired about this nutshell-monger problem, asking our English experts who have a wide range of PhDs and subject interests. The result? Zilch, sorry. The consensus is that it just means a pedant, or nit picker, someone who wants to reduce an argument to its smallest form for the mere sake of...
by Endora
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #5 - Oxford Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 1323

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #5 - Oxford Tour

Liz, I think you have accidentally got The Buttery wrong. You have it as a particular pub/bistro/ restaurant on The Broad, but the context from the book is most likely the college refectory (=café, food service counter with tables to eat informally at). It's another colloquialism. Most colleges in O...

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