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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3510 on: December 04, 2017, 01:52:13 PM »
With my memory I would have no locos or stock left it would all be on the floor after massive crashes ,  OR the panic button will have worn out .
I.think I will stick with plain old simple DC .
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3511 on: December 04, 2017, 06:34:09 PM »
I'm DCC happy.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3512 on: December 10, 2017, 11:31:14 AM »
Woke this morning - hey, it is still, just, morning - to find a foot of snow outside! :claphappy: :laugh: :claphappy: :laugh: :claphappy:
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« Reply #3513 on: December 10, 2017, 07:30:38 PM »
did my first modeling today since October 2016 so a very happy chap  :bounce:

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« Reply #3514 on: December 10, 2017, 08:51:54 PM »
did my first modeling today since October 2016 so a very happy chap  :bounce:

That's great news!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3515 on: December 15, 2017, 08:48:41 PM »
Got dragged around 'Bygone Times' (antiques, collectables, tat etc) at Ecclestone a couple of days ago but did manage to unearth a DVD of 'Where Eagles Dare' for a couple of our English pounds.
Cracking Alastair McClean, excellent moosic by Ron Goodwin and a good cast.
I saw this film at the cinema when it came out and thought I had it all figured out by intermission time. Remember intermissions? When trays were bought round so you could buy Kia-Ora orange or small tubs of ice cream while they played Pearl & Dean adverts for the local businesses?
Straight after the intermission the film blew apart my theory completely in the scene in the castle's main hall. :doh:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3516 on: December 15, 2017, 09:30:33 PM »
An intermission memory...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CCo1Ffn9_u8

Those were the days before we were shouted at by the likes of Barry Scott.  >:(


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3517 on: December 15, 2017, 11:09:08 PM »
Just last night MBH and I were reminiscing about intermissions and the usherette coming round with the tray of cigs, choc ices, etc.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3518 on: December 16, 2017, 08:49:05 AM »
I remember all of that also!

My boss at that time thought it was the greatest movie ever made and would talk about it whenever he had the chance. I wonder what he'd make of the more recent stuff?

Wonder if it'll be on a TV channel near you this year?

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3519 on: December 16, 2017, 08:58:04 AM »
Yeah.... Intermissions. Remember them, I think they may have lasted into the early seventies?
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3520 on: December 16, 2017, 10:54:45 AM »
Oh for the golden days when an intermission, filled with film trailers and advertising, formed the natural break between two films you used to get treated to for your money: the B feature, then the Intermission, then the main film or A feature. Plenty of time to get an ice cream from the lady n the white hat who stood at the front with her illuminated tray.

You got real value then, and if I remember correctly, and happily, a visit to the 'flicks' when I was a lad could be had for between sixpence, and one and six pence (that's two and a half pence, and seven and a half pence in modern U.K. parlance). The cheaper deal was for the Saturday morning show, when my siblings and I would traipse down to town, out of Mum's way, and watch such 'A' feature films as Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley, or Summer Holiday with Cliff Richard and a London bus.

Of course the big attraction back then was that films were in colour :o, something the TV at home - if your parents even had one - would not broadcast, and even then only in a very limited fashion, until 1967, with full nationwide coverage taking almost a decade to be established.

Happy days. :)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3521 on: December 16, 2017, 11:27:39 AM »
I'm happy because my central heating boiler is finally working after 4 visits by the repairman, and 6 weeks with heating/hot water on and off  :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3522 on: December 16, 2017, 06:40:17 PM »
Absolutely brilliant film, (even taking the continuity errors into account!). And of course, you have 'Broadsword' and 'dannyboy' on the forum, (not that I am calling 'Broadsword - see what I did there?  :doh:).  :beers:

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I am of course referring to the post about 'Where Eagles Dare'  - don't know why there is such a time lapse between that post and my reply  ???
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 12:22:03 PM by dannyboy, Reason: Explanantion »
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3523 on: December 17, 2017, 12:14:32 PM »
My son saw the Star Wars film yesterday and he told me that it is a good film but a bad Star Wars film. It is aimed at a younger audience.

Apparently the central theme of good versus evil has been subdued and pride of place has been given to merchandising opportunities for selling furry toys.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3524 on: December 17, 2017, 01:47:27 PM »
Yeah.... Intermissions. Remember them, I think they may have lasted into the early seventies?
They were most certainly around in the early/mid 1980s, which is when most of my UK cinema experience took place.
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