test please delete test please delete - Page 33745
Page 33745 of 33983 FirstFirst ... 32745332453364533695337353374333744337453374633747337553379533845 ... LastLast
Posts 337,441 to 337,450 of 339821
  1. #337441

    My post count is Majestic

    NickFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Your local branch
    Posts
    51,668

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Call the landlord asap and request he talks to freeholder/management company.

    I've noticed more and more bait boxes on my walks. None look new....
    The freeholder is his mum; strictly speaking, he and his sister are the management company

    I'll mention it to him, but I'm not even sure it's one of ours. It was towards the road rather than near the house, and was mainly ditzing about by the little railing between our path and next door's. Their garden is a mess since the place was sold the other year, so there's a good chance it was heading back there anyway.

  2. #337442

    More fingers than teeth

    xoggoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    xoggoth towers
    Posts
    14,278

    Default

    Watched High Plains Drifter last night. Bit confusing as the marshal that was whipped to death looked like Clint Eastwood. Thought maybe he'd somehow risen from the dead, expect nobody in the town recognised him.

    Thought I'd seen it before but it wasn't familiar. Or maybe I'd forgotten. One advantage of being senile, everything is new.
    bloggoth

    If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
    John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

  3. #337443

    More fingers than teeth

    ladymuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,088

    Default

    Tado is now synced. Turns out I shouldn't have expected the webpage to refresh as it stepped me through the set up procedure. I'm supposed to cancel out of that, and check the devices against my account. Of course.

    Now waiting for my drill battery to charge so I can make a hole in the box that surrounds the boiler.

    Mounting on the side of that is far more sensible than where the old switching relay was positioned (that one wasn't doubling up as a thermostat so its location was sensible enough for the time).

  4. #337444

    More fingers than teeth

    ladymuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,088

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    A little tale of how well pandemic control measures are going in the northwest.

    My Mum was just telling me about a phone call this morning with an old friend of hers up on Merseyside. Another mutual acquaintance, who apparently lived up the street from the house where I was born though of course I don't remember her, has recently picked up coronavirus while she was in hospital; in fact, she was discharged last week and then just after she got home, the hospital phoned to tell her the test she'd had a day or so before had come back positive, so she has to self-isolate for a couple of weeks.

    My Mum asked after her, and the friend said that she was feeling very weak and tired, because it really takes it out of you. She then added: "But she was able to go for a walk this morning."

    My Mum: "She WHAT?!"

    "Yes, she managed to go for a walk; just around the block. And she needed to go the cash machine, and get a few things from the shop."
    Having thought on this I suspect the logic used here was, "I am on my own, so therefore I am isolating" whilst completely missing the point of what self-isolation actually entails.

  5. #337445

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Watched High Plains Drifter last night. Bit confusing as the marshal that was whipped to death looked like Clint Eastwood. Thought maybe he'd somehow risen from the dead, expect nobody in the town recognised him.

    Thought I'd seen it before but it wasn't familiar. Or maybe I'd forgotten. One advantage of being senile, everything is new.
    Not Eastwood but Walter Barnes according to

    High Plains Drifter (1973) - IMDb

    Tea: more (possibly the remainder) of yesterday's roast leg of lamb, stewed Granny Smith's apples with icecream and custard, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Yum.

    Entertainment: Dunno yet.

    "Why does everyone hate the English" on Blaze at 21:00.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 23rd November 2020 at 18:00.
    When the fun stops, STOP.

  6. #337446

    More fingers than teeth

    xoggoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    xoggoth towers
    Posts
    14,278

    Default

    Not Eastwood but Walter Barnes
    A Google. Why didn't I think of that? According to this, the Marshal was an Eastwood stunt double, Buddy Van Horn, so maybe not surprising I thought it was Eastwood.

    In praise of High Plains Drifter – Clint Eastwood’s shocking, spiritual western

    Darn good film anyway.
    bloggoth

    If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
    John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

  7. #337447

    My post count is Majestic

    NickFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Your local branch
    Posts
    51,668

    Default

    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed

  8. #337448

    My post count is Majestic

    NickFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Your local branch
    Posts
    51,668

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Watched High Plains Drifter last night. Bit confusing as the marshal that was whipped to death looked like Clint Eastwood. Thought maybe he'd somehow risen from the dead, expect nobody in the town recognised him.
    I assume that was the idea; create that ambivalence about whether it's his ghost come to take revenge, and so on

  9. #337449

    My post count is Majestic

    NickFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Your local branch
    Posts
    51,668

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Having thought on this I suspect the logic used here was, "I am on my own, so therefore I am isolating" whilst completely missing the point of what self-isolation actually entails.
    Possibly so, though one would hope that a woman in her eighties had managed to garner at least a vague understanding of how disease transmission happens

  10. #337450

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Not Eastwood but Walter Barnes according to

    High Plains Drifter (1973) - IMDb

    Entertainment: Dunno yet.

    "Why does everyone hate the English" on Blaze at 21:00.
    Scotland this week.

    Walter Barnes presumably was the sheriff who replaced the whipped to death sheriff.

    A third of the way through the 4 hour epic that is "Gettysburg (1993)".

    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Possibly so, though one would hope that a woman in her eighties had managed to garner at least a vague understanding of how disease transmission happens
    It's them 5G mast wot do it.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 23rd November 2020 at 21:28.
    When the fun stops, STOP.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •