Author Topic: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..  (Read 169014 times)

Royal Albert Hall At home sessions

https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/royal-albert-home

Tonight (May 10th 19.30)

Richard Thompson  :thumbsup:
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams

MrsC has turned into a potter, with some success. Producing stuff with worth selling:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CharlyHamlynCeramics

Etsy shop has been up for about 5 days. Three sales, one commission so far.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
They do look good. Is it easy to find kiln space?
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

We are very lucky; our landlords have a pottery onsite. She pays them for use (calculated by weight of pottery).

It is the first time in her life she has had time to do anything like this. Bird spreading her wings.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
MrsC has turned into a potter, with some success. Producing stuff with worth selling:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CharlyHamlynCeramics

Etsy shop has been up for about 5 days. Three sales, one commission so far.

They're rather nice!

I always have mixed expectations when someone points me at an etsy link but you're right that they are definitely saleable.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Mrs Pingu

  • Who ate all the pies? Me
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Love the blue glazed ones! Very professional looking.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Very nice. She may not be looking to do something different, but if she is, yarn bowls are a thing, with a big potential customer base...

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Very nice. She may not be looking to do something different, but if she is, yarn bowls are a thing, with a big potential customer base...

And the longer the customers use them, the bigger their bases become...

IGMC
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Blurring out brand names.  Why do they bother?  It's obvious that bloke's drinking a can of Brown Cow Red Bull*.  And why are they so crap at it that in one shot you've got a blurry mess and in the very next the words "Western Star" written in large friendly letters on the bonnet of a lorry.

* the idiot
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Matt Johnson (TheThe) has been unwell  :jurek:    https://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/matt-johnson-the-the.241382/#post-4007315   but hopes to make a good recovery.    Another brilliant musician who's  stuff I've listened to for years, but never seen live.  Hope the chap is OK.


WARNING - gruesome pic.
Not fast & rarely furious

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Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Bach without a doubt.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
I'm doing a zoom quiz for the family next week. Age range is pre-teen to mid-70s so coming up with a range of questions to suit the whole group is tricky. I'm quite pleased with the picture round though - here it is, if anyone fancies testing their knowledge of animated dogs...



(I might change no.3 - or at least change the picture so it's different answers for the character/tv show name. Ideally need to find a different pic for no.6 as well, for one that includes the third character.)
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Wot no Droopy?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Wot no Droopy?

One of many omissions... Could easily have run it to 20 questions, or more, but it might all start to get a bit painfully drawn out.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
I feel it's not complete without Scooby. But 10 is quite enough.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
5/10.  I'm obviously channelling the wrong zeitgeist again.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
I knew 1, 2 & 7. Anything after 1970 and I've no chance. Should work for your geriatrics, C.
Bach without a doubt.

With a bonus point if anyone can name Hector's feline friend  :D    I got it wrong, I thought she was Kiki, but that's the frog !    I'm a silly old Hector..... :facepalm:
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Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
7/10

I only know no. 10 from street art by Losthills in Furryboottoon, e.g. this in a place I occasionally frequent:



IMG_0712_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr


citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2020/02/25/simply-17-of-the-worst-book-covers-on-amazon/?fbclid=IwAR0RTvSbNDvB3eOp3QaQyIPGJO1O1JWaG0snfpX0L78L38mwJFrD3QhbPu8
Voluspa: A Magical World... Where Strange Genetic Experiments With Cats Are Acceptable

That thread is the book cover equivalent of those people where you ask yourself "What on Earth do they see when they look in the mirror?"

Main reason almost all of my books use a landscape picture I took myself, with three exceptions where I posed objects.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
5/10.  I'm obviously channelling the wrong zeitgeist again.

Seven for me. I would have liked to have seen Custard's friend.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
I would have liked to have seen Custard's friend.

Funnily enough, I made a couple of changes and very nearly included that one but changed my mind. This is the version I actually used for the quiz:

pictures

For those who are still interested...

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"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."