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Forum: Book Reviews 14th Mar 2012, 22:48
Replies: 331
Views: 40,811
Posted By Chookie
Re: Recently Abandoned

I don't normally abandon books partway through, although in some cases I most definitely should. Thus the information I am about to impart to you (or dump on you if you prefer), comes from someone...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 6th Dec 2011, 23:07
Replies: 1,318
Views: 96,035
Posted By Chookie
Re: Limericks

We'd welcome a bit of deflation
In our most insular nation
Forum: Book Reviews 6th Dec 2011, 23:04
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By Chookie
Terry Pratchett: Snuff

For a long-time Pratchettionian (or whatever the term is this week) like myself, this was a disappointing, yet well-known and strangely familiar story of the city of Ankh-Morpork – except it...
Forum: General Chat 2nd Dec 2011, 0:43
Replies: 242
Views: 32,920
Posted By Chookie
Re: Recent Purchases 2011

Not a purchase at all, but I was in Waterstones recently (OK, today) and in the Science fiction section there was, I swear, a new edition of "Skylark of Space" for a price of one penny (pence?) under...
Forum: Top Tens 2nd Dec 2011, 0:34
Replies: 40
Views: 10,518
Posted By Chookie
Re: Top 10 Literary Villains

I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned Professor Moriarty or Mr Hyde.

How can you have literary villains without that pair?
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 2nd Dec 2011, 0:32
Replies: 1,318
Views: 96,035
Posted By Chookie
Re: Limericks

his trousers, they dropped
Forum: Film Reviews 1st Nov 2011, 0:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Chookie

Why do the "movers and shakers" who run the American Film Industry (AKA Hollywood) spend so much time re-inventing the bloody wheel? I recently had the misfortune to be subjected to (OK, I did...
Forum: General Chat 8th Oct 2011, 0:03
Replies: 109
Views: 14,151
Posted By Chookie
Re: National Poetry Day

I'll join the looking for criticism movement with this:-

Listen, not with your ears
Listen from your heart
Seeing, use not your eyes,
Look from your soul
Love not with your heart
Love with...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 11th Aug 2011, 0:52
Replies: 44
Views: 9,795
Posted By Chookie
Re: Guess the book title

2. Lolita
7. Sin City
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 4th Aug 2011, 21:23
Replies: 23
Views: 5,489
Posted By Chookie
Re: Guess the film title

2. Twister
6. Victor/Victoria
11. The Truman Show.
Forum: Features 26th Jul 2011, 23:26
Replies: 25
Views: 23,189
Posted By Chookie
Re: Annoying Americanisms? A rebuttal

Herewith my tow cents (oops another Americanism, bad me):-
Forum: General Chat 22nd Jul 2011, 21:52
Replies: 293
Views: 26,992
Posted By Chookie
Re: who are you?

Me neither.

Hold on till I check, OK, I'm back, 47
Happily divorced
Almost anything-vore
Science-Fiction and History nut.
Forum: General Chat 13th Jul 2011, 0:21
Replies: 121
Views: 15,378
Posted By Chookie
Re: The Nature Thread

I didn't expect to see one of these around here...
Forum: Other Reviews 13th Jul 2011, 0:09
Replies: 948
Views: 89,824
Posted By Chookie
Re: The Apprentice

I think I have a confession to make here.....

I have refused to watch this bollocks since the first series due to the fact that no one ever, ever, ever told the Sugarlord to go forth and multiply...
Forum: General Chat 12th Jun 2011, 22:44
Replies: 23
Views: 4,535
Posted By Chookie
Re: Edinburgh Book Festival 2011

I don't attend to hear authors reading or answering questions - I just go to buy books (sometimes that may be just book).
Forum: General Chat 20th May 2011, 0:40
Replies: 105
Views: 14,838
Posted By Chookie
Re: The Amazon Kindle

None of the books on mine were bought from Amazon - in fact most of them were freebies (thank you Jim Baen and Project Gutenberg). The few that I had purchased were elsewhere were PDF format anyway,...
Forum: General Chat 19th May 2011, 1:03
Replies: 105
Views: 14,838
Posted By Chookie
Re: The Amazon Kindle

I've had one of the Sony thingies for three or four years, but it's rarely leaves it's little box (I think it's sulking). Recently, however, a good deed came back and bit me on the bum.

Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Feb 2011, 22:08
Replies: 17
Views: 6,221
Posted By Chookie
Re: Which is better? #6

Eminem or Kanye West? Who they?

Seasick Steve or Ray Lamontagne? Who they?

Fleet Foxes or Mumford & Sons? Who they?

The Venus de Milo or the Mona Lisa? La Gioconda

Holbein's Henry...
Forum: Other Reviews 16th Feb 2011, 22:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,252
Posted By Chookie
Re: The Great War

As a history nut, I must disagree here-

Yes "everyone" voted on everything in Athens IF "everyone" was a citizen. Which excluded all women,all children, all foreigners and all slaves.

If you...
Forum: Other Reviews 25th Jan 2011, 22:19
Replies: 3
Views: 2,040
Posted By Chookie
Re: My Life in Books

Sure. Go on a 24-hour diet.........
Get nailed to a cross?

Give me some time and I'll come up with some more
Forum: Top Tens 24th Jan 2011, 20:36
Replies: 32
Views: 8,162
Posted By Chookie
Re: Top Ten Movie Irritants

The fact that every time there's crowd scene with a fire or explosion, you end up with people running in something like 95 directions at one time. What the hell's wrong with using the nearest bloody...
Forum: Politics & Society 12th Dec 2010, 22:43
Replies: 62
Views: 12,545
Posted By Chookie
Re: Wikileaks

Sod the Bank of America. This is far more disturbing....

Forum: Other Reviews 1st Dec 2010, 23:02
Replies: 680
Poll: The Weather
Views: 63,363
Posted By Chookie
Re: The Weather

How much do you want? I've got about three feet you can have (free, gratis and for nothing) you just have to collect it...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 5th Oct 2010, 21:55
Replies: 1,212
Views: 79,034
Posted By Chookie
Re: Pub Quiz Relay

Is it Botswana?
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 4th Oct 2010, 23:13
Replies: 1,212
Views: 79,034
Posted By Chookie
Re: Pub Quiz Relay

Yup, the melty guy. Rene Aubergine....:lol:

Rene Auberjonois is a descendant of Joachim Murat, who was one of Napoleons' Marshals.
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