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    The shawarma shop over the road is closed, with a notice on the shutter saying it will remain so for a couple of weeks. Hope they're not going bust already

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    If so it didn't take very long.

    X55 on the way home this evening since the X5 never turned up.

    Tea/dinner was some more of yesterday's roast turkey legs.

    It was pretty average, but made a change.

    This evening's epic is "The Sons of Katie Elder(1965)" with Duke Wayne, Dean Martin, Earl Holliman (who?) and Dennis Hopper as a book keeper son to some cattle baron chap, plus George Kennedy as a hired gun.

    The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) - IMDb

    Which was ok in its way.

    Unusually Dean Martin wasn't playing a drunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    If so it didn't take very long.
    Indeed. It doesn't seem to get very busy over there, though maybe I'm looking out of the window at the wrong time.

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    Ribs & chips for tea

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    TFBSZ.

    Or it will be after I've read a chapter from my book.

    Managed to remember to buy some daffs from Morrisons & empty a jam jar (Morrisons Blackcurrant) so I could put them on Strangelove Parents' grave since it was Strangelove Mater's birthday on the 14th.

    Only a bit late, like.
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    The target audience I ain't, but the films are there so tonight's extravaganza was Furious Seven (2015) aka Fast & Furious 7. Lots of cars again, but they're also going for stunts that would seem improbable in a Mission: Impossible film (though always involving cars) and also seem to be even more lackadaisical about various gaps in the plot. Still, it made for quite entertaining stuff in an over-the-top way

    There was a kind of tribute to Paul Walker tacked on the end too, as he died between production and release, which was quite tastefully done really.

    EDIT: ah, apparently he died halfway through filming, leading to lots of body doubles, CGI trickery with outtakes from earlier films, and so on.

    And a bit more of The West Wing, which was at least still on the campaign trail rather than that ridiculous story about the ISS that ruins the White House episodes in this final season.

    Goodnight all
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    The target audience I ain't, but the films are there so tonight's extravaganza was Furious Seven (2015) aka Fast & Furious 7. Lots of cars again, but they're also going for stunts that would seem improbable in a Mission: Impossible film (though always involving cars) and also seem to be even more lackadaisical about various gaps in the plot. Still, it made for quite entertaining stuff in an over-the-top way

    There was a kind of tribute to Paul Walker tacked on the end too, as he died between production and release, which was quite tastefully done really.

    EDIT: ah, apparently he died halfway through filming, leading to lots of body doubles, CGI trickery with outtakes from earlier films, and so on.

    And a bit more of The West Wing, which was at least still on the campaign trail rather than that ridiculous story about the ISS that ruins the White House episodes in this final season.

    Goodnight all
    F&F 7, a film so good I bought it twice.

    Mostly because our Jason was in it as a baddie.

    As one might note, I woke up at about 03:15 again, which is a slight improvement on yesterday.

    It's Very Quiet out there at the moment.

    I suppose I could go out & look at the stars but I can't be arsed.

    <hiatus during which I nearly fell asleep on the bus>

    No point in looking at the stars since it was 10/10ths cloud & rainy.

    But the thought was there, like.

    The reviews of "The Sons of Katie Elder" weren't particularly glowing.

    What did happen to that herd of horses?

    We'll never know.

    Apparently The Duke had had a lung & two ribs removed shortly before making this epic which might explain a lot.

    Falling in the river gave him pneumonia in his remaining lung.

    And he relied heavily on bottled O2 since Durango is 6000 feet up in Mexico.
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    Been a while.

    Bit of sun and cloud in Manchester.

    It was definitely lighter in the car park at 7am so the days are indeed getting longer.

    Soon by summer.

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    Morning all

    While The Toy is in being serviced, I was given a Jeep Cherokee Limited as a replacement. A sobering reminder of what most SUVs handle like.
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