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Quote from: Inspector Norse on October 21, 2021, 08:56:27 AMWas talking to some colleagues yesterday about how many cities and large settlements there are in the UK and pulled up a Wikipedia list to demonstrate. Derby and Preston are really selling themselves with the images chosen.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 21, 2021, 11:47:26 AMPreston Bus Station is an iconic modernist building, regularly threatened with demolition by philistine councillors. It's a shame that the sun never comes out in the northwest of England though.
Quote from: icehaven on October 21, 2021, 12:59:18 PMSwansea and Wolverhampton aren't exactly at their best either. I mean I know it's not New York but I'm sure there's still better views of Swansea than a hideous tower block complex.
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on October 30, 2021, 01:53:44 AMhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorific_nicknames_in_popular_music
Quoteil Molleggiato (the flexible one)
Quote from: buttgammon on October 30, 2021, 09:21:46 AMI don't speak Italian and am deliberately not looking any further into this to find out how literally we can take 'flexible' here.
Quote from: kalowski on October 30, 2021, 10:08:14 AMHa. Molleggiare means to be springy. This is the past participle ho molleggiato "I have sprung" but my dictionary also shows its use as an adjective: un'auto ben molleggiata a car with a good suspension systempasso molleggiato springy step
QuoteSome of his money was also lost due to a bad investment in a special T-shirt line. Bosman hoped that the players who benefited from the Bosman ruling would support him by buying one of his "Who's the Boz" T-shirts. He sold only one, to the son of his lawyer.
QuoteCritical responseOn Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 14% based on 237 reviews, with an average rating of 4/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "Dolittle may be enough to entertain very young viewers, but they deserve better than this rote adaptation's jumbled story and stale humor." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 26 out of 100, based on 46 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported an average of 3 out of 5 stars from viewers they surveyed.Courtney Howard of Variety called the film a "frenetic, crass kids' flick" and wrote, "What should have been an awe-filled adventure quickly curdles into an awful one, thanks to a pedestrian formula and the filmmakers' fixation on fart jokes." Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, Todd McCarthy said, "From the very first scene, it's clear something is terribly off with this lavishly misbegotten attempt to repopularize an animal-loaded literary franchise that was born exactly a century ago. The oddly diffident star and executive producer Robert Downey Jr. never finds the power-supplying third rail needed to energize a tale that fails to make a real case for being reinterpreted."British critic Mark Kermode gave the film a negative review, saying, "Terrible script. Terrible visuals. Dull plot. Dismal gags. The fact (is) that at 101 minutes it really tested one's patience. It is shockingly poor." He particularly criticized Robert Downey Jr.'s attempt at a Welsh accent, calling it "something from Mars." In examining the film's ending, Douglas Laman of Screen Rant noted that the film as a whole suffered from numerous problems, including "...Dolittle's new backstory involving a deceased wife...the largely lifeless voice-over work of the animal characters [and] its painfully unfunny comedy." In particular, the part in the film in which Dolittle pulls a bagpipe out of the Dragon's behind, inducing a long fart, was criticised as "gross" and "disgusting."
Quote from: buzby on November 09, 2021, 10:34:33 AMHe is known for his dancing as well as singing, hence the 'flexible' nickname. He is best remembered for his 1972 hit Prisencolinensinainciusol, which had gibberish lyrics intended to sound like how English sounds to non-English speakers (the video also demonstrates the dancing that begat his nickname).
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on November 09, 2021, 12:33:44 PMThat vid is so nonce-powered it looks like a Brass Eye knockoff.
Quote from: QDRPHNC on November 10, 2021, 02:17:04 PMThere was a much better version done in a studio with a bunch of dancers, but I haven't seen it in years.
Quote from: QDRPHNC on November 10, 2021, 02:17:04 PMMichael McIntyre (the son of director Ray Cameron) reveals in his autobiography that he was the voice of E.T.
QuoteLisztomania is a 1975 musical film written and directed by Ken Russell about the 19th-century composer Franz Liszt. Depicting the flamboyant Liszt as the first classical pop star, Lisztomania features contemporary rock star Roger Daltrey (of The Who) as Franz Liszt.Rick Wakeman, from the progressive rock band Yes, composed the Lisztomania soundtrack, which included synthesiser arrangements of works by Liszt and Richard Wagner. He also appears in the film as Thor, the Nordic god of thunder. Of the other rock celebrities appearing in the film, Ringo Starr appears as the Pope.
QuoteDavidson was called on as a character witness to drug trafficker Brian Brendan Wright in 2007. Despite Davidson's testifying to Wright's character, the judge concluded that Wright was "a master criminal, manipulative, influential and powerful", and sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
QuoteOn 18 June 2014, Davidson attended the assault trial of former N-Dubz frontman Dappy. "Dappy is a good friend of mine. I don't know what's happened in this case but I'm just here to show him my support," Davidson said. Dappy declined Davidson's offer to serve as a character witness for the singer.
QuoteDappy declined Davidson's offer to serve as a character witness for the singer, saying that the 80's funnyman 'was well minging innit'
Quote(Both building and elephant have since been refurbished and reopened as an Indian restaurant.)
QuoteAs of 2006, McClaren lived in the town of Yarm in Stockton-on-Tees. On becoming manager of VfL Wolfsburg, McClaren moved with his wife and youngest son to Germany, taking residence on Herr Island
QuoteOn 9 August 1974, Bygraves became stuck on a cliff near his house in Westbourne, Bournemouth, when a kite flown by his grandson Michael became trapped beneath the edge of the cliff. He suffered friction burns on his hands and was in shock when police and firefighters helped him to safety.
Quote from: Ferris on February 05, 2022, 08:46:02 PMFrom the article on Max BygravesNot so much amusing as... baffling. How was the kite involved? Did he try to rescue a kite by climbing off a cliff and holding on like Indiana Jones at the end of Temple of Doom? "On" a cliff may imply the rest of the land fell away and he was marooned on a pillar of cliff or something.
QuoteIn 1999, Bygraves underwent treatment for an ear disorder
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