Christmassy chat

Merry almost Christmas/Festivus to everyone. Hope you are all managing to stay cool as most of Australia swelters.
I am now hooked on The Crown, having watched three eps in a row last night (it’s on Netflix). Jared Harris (Lane Pryce from Mad Men) is amazing as Elizabeth’s father. It’s still a bit weird to see Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as the Duke of Edinburgh, though.
Anyone been watching Christmas movies? Mr Juz tried to get me to watch Love Actually yet again the other night but I declined. I’m hoping they repeat Die Hard.



Facebooktwitterredditmail
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
150 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Smythe

Not very Christmassy but Carrie Fisher went into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to LA. She is currently hospitalized at UCLA medical center and is in stable condition according to her brother. Some reports state she is in critical condition and on a ventilator.

Juz

Poor Carrie – she’s had a turbulent life. Did anyone watch the latest Project Runway? Zhee – are you lurking? The end was disappointing.

Smythe

Are you referring to the finale? If that is the case I did not agree with the judge’s decision. Last year’s winning collection was terrible and this year’s belonged in the circus on a bunch of clowns.

Juz

Yes – totally agree. What was with Rik’s gay biker collection? I was so disappointed Lawrence just did not do killer jackets. Roberi had the best collection of the four (and he seemed so lovely). I know they are on a tight schedule but rushing the final collection results in some rubbish looks. And what was with Heidi’s thigh high gold boots! Ick

Smythe

I didn’t mind Rik’s collection that much although really did not think there was any cohesion. Also don’t understand why Laurence did not stay true to herself. I understood the reasoning behind her collection but there was no wow.Agree that Roberi had the best of the 4. It was creative and cohesive and I could see people buying those. I don’t understand these judges and why they would choose a collection that belongs in a circus or a costume party. BTW, did you notice where one of the bananas was placed on that banana outfit? I’m surprised none of the judges commented about that.
http://culturess.com/2016/12/23/project-runway-season-15-erin-robertsons-spring-2017-nyfw-collection/2/ Scroll down to check it out.
AND why was Zendaya one of the judges for the finale? How about someone who actually has experience with fashion and is really in the business?
I haven’t watched every season of Project Runway so I wonder how many times the judges get it right and actually choose the best collection.

Von

Juz, Die Hard was on the other night. Die Hard 2 is on tomorrow night I think.

My champagne is in the fridge, turkey breast will go into the oven as soon as I feel like cooking, and salads will get made tomorrow morning.

Merry Christmas (or Happy Whatever-Your-Celebration-Is) to everyone.

brain dead dave

To ‘ken hot to be cooking here, I’m gonna go out and buy one of Curtis’s RSPCA approved dead as a door nail chickens for $8 from Coles, where a Ma$terchef shops. Best wishes from bdd and Iggy to all.

I gave up drinking three and a half years ago. I’ll be as dry as a…nevermind. I’ll be having a joint and I don’t mean a roast.

Juz

I’m so glad we are in Sydney for 2 days and miss the SA 40C Christmas. Hang in there BDD and others. My sister in law just made us the most fabulous dinner with three flavours of homemade ice cream and sorbet. We are all tired but happy. (Side note: there was a non-chatty couple in the lift with us at the serviced apartment we’re staying out. Mr Juz later told me the girl was obviously a hooker! I am far too innocent to notice such things)

brain dead dave

I’m told hookers are busier than $anta himself at this time of year…

Juz

Well, she was wearing a Santa hat … Guess she was going to jingle his bells.

brain dead dave

He wanted to unload his sack….

Pandy

Have a Merry Christmas everyone, I just bought two Coles chickens as well, and it will be cold ham, turkey roll and salads, followed by trifle and plum pudding .
I just want all my family to get on together and enjoy the day with no tension or stress for me!

daisy

Happy Chrissie everyone. Pop up shop finishes this week so I will be back to just teaching, pottery, swimming and kids. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and an even better 2017.
Not sure what I will watch over summer. Aside from Dr Phil, Judge Judy & IAC, I might watch Outlander and Luther. I have been enjoying Endeavour , George Gently and Lewis. As for the heat…I love it.
Dave, I haven’t had a joint for 30 years but I think I am old enough to qualify for medical mj. 😁

brain dead dave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA

A voice that can strip paint off the walls. Hope you enjoy.

daisy

Here’s my favourite chrissie song. https://youtu.be/1nrkvfKKCmY

daisy
Smythe

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sara

Happy, safe and healthy Christmas everyone.
Sara

Littlepetal

Merry Christmas everyone. Try to stay cool, BDD. We had Christmas eve dinner last night. Nothing fancy. A Jerk Pork Belly and a Sour Cherries Tart.

Today I am trying to make Roti Canai and taking it easy.

Juz

LP, that all sounds divine. Mr 4 had a brilliant time flying his new kite and the rellies did whole snapper on the barbecue and a gorgeous blueberry lemon tart

daisy

Whaaaat. Whose gorgeous home is that? Gorgeous shot of Mr 4 too.

Juz

Thanks. Sadly not a home but a dormitory! My rellie teaches at a school with boarders and we had access to the lovely grounds. Perfect for kite flying

daisy

Well it looks lovely and so does the building behind it with the double stack chimney.

Izobel2

Merry Xmas all!
Greetings from 41.7 degree Adelaide! Lucky all of my 3 destinations yesterday were air conditioned! The kids had a fun xmas, my in laws fought and my dad complained of the noise from the 9 grandkids that are all under 10.
Now it’s raining. Beauty.
We just watched Season 1 of Stranger Things, currently watching S4 of Orphan Black, and season 1 of Africa’s Next Top Model!
Happy Boxing Day all!

Juz

Love Stranger Things! Top Model sounds fascinating. I just watched some of the Aus one on the plane today. All the screeching of the 16yo girls hurts me ears

Littlepetal

2016 is not a good year for singers/perfoemers. RIP George Michael

Bob

Merry Christmas everyone. We overdosed on 6 varieties of salad and one pav.
And then a nana nap.
Noice.

Von

For George Michael, and many, many other reasons, I cannot wait for 2016 to fuck right off.

Juz

The queen was too sick to go to church … She could be next

Sara

Always comes in threes, Juz. Who will be next.

brain dead dave

I hope it’s Rolf Harris.

Ah, no I hope he rots away in prison for a few years yet.

Make it Karl $tefanovic.

Windsong

Who’d have ever thought that a couple who met thanks to contrived circumstances on a reality TV show wouldn’t go the distance, eh?

At least Sam and Snez are still going strong.

Odds are Alex and Richie will be the next couple of break up (when Richie finishes carving a bar of soap into a key to escape, I mean).

Littlepetal

Not unexpected. Too much details about their relationship on her radio show.

I used to like Sam but not anymore. Hope she can take another public breakup and move on with life.

Maz

Maybe she will do MAFS next.

Windsong

I always around Sam Frost so incredibly boring. I mean, you watch the first Bachelorette and you get zero sense of who she was as a person (and I gave up after a few episodes. At least Georgia Love was really interesting as a person and could actually carry a TV show. Sam was about as interesting as wet cardboard).

Bob

I like Sam. Just normal.
But I don’t understand why these shows think that long distance relationships will work. It’s almost never. And no amount of wishful thinking makes it otherwise.
Too many people growing up on stories of Cinderella and a one true love.

Smythe

Carrie Fisher has passed away. 🙁

Sara

So that’s the third one, let’s hope that’s it

Bob

I hate to quibble but we have way surpassed three.
2016 has been a bitch. Surely with 4 days left we can’t lose anymore. Surely.

Windsong

This year has just been a bastard. Are there any celebrities left? And she was only 60 or thereabouts, I mean, that’s far too young (same with George Michael. He was like 53). What a terrible, stupid year.

Sara

I realise that, but three together is what I meant

Zhee

My princess. 🙁 I remember seeing Star Wars with my dad the first time when I was little and wow, was I impressed by princess Leia. She was amazing. Strong and had her own mind. While most girls were into Cinderella, I wanted to shoot blasters like Leia. 😉

I actually also own Carrie Fisher’s books (yup, a little fangirl here) and they are a good read. She was very open about her substance abuses and mental illness, which I think was very impressive. She didn’t pretend like all is great and Hollywood is a dream factory.

Gabby

Sounds like everyone one had a happy Christmas, that’s great.
Had too much food as usual.
So sad about George Michael and Carrie Fisher. Too young.
I’m not liking the new SBS on Demand, not nearly near as many shows to tap in to.
Looking forward to MKR and a whole load of new shows in 2017.

Smythe

Now Debbie Reynolds has passed away. 🙁 She has joined Carrie.

brain dead dave

It just keeps getting stranger and stranger. RIP.

Smythe

According to Debbie’s son, she told him in the morning that she missed Carrie and wanted to be with her to take care of her.

brain dead dave

You couldn’t write a better plot for a movie.

Bob

*sigh*

Maz

.

brain dead dave

Killed by Death~ Motorhead

Shut up!
If you squeeze my lizard
I’ll put my snake on you
I’m a romantic adventure
And I’m a reptile too
But it don’t make no difference
Cause I ain’t gonna be, easy, easy
The only time I’m gonna be easy’s when I’m
Killed by death, killed by death
Killed by death, shut up!

I’m a lone wolf ligger
But I ain’t no pretty boy
I’m a backbone shiver
And I’m a bundle of joy
But it don’t make no difference
Cause I ain’t gonna be, easy, easy
The only time I’m easy’s when I’m
Killed by death, killed by death
Killed by death, shut up!
Killed by…

It’s shame Lemmy, the author of above, missed out on 2016 by a couple of days.

brain dead dave
Von

Debbie Reynolds, too? For goodness sake, powers-that-be, ease up.

Rest in peace, Carrie and Debbie. What an awful week for Todd and family.

Juz

Still a few days left of 2016 – who’ll be next?

brain dead dave

I suppose a Poll might be in poor taste….

That bloke from The Avengers passed away, too. Patrick Macnee.

daisy

Oh, I liked John Steed and Emma Peel. I still am a bit sad everytime Leon Russel comes plays on my car phone.

Smythe

I think Patrick Macnee died last year.

brain dead dave

You’re right, Smythe . Misread the tabloid website I was ghoulishly wallowing in.

I might as well be dead myself.

Cheers to Clint Eastwood. I hope he’s feeling well. That’d shatter this little back duck. It wouldn’t …make my day. It would hit me with magnum force.

Smythe

Do not say that Dave. You would be missed.

I was looking at the long list of who has passed this year and that was not a good thing to do, although Carrie Fisher’s passing hit the hardest. Feel like she’s always been in my life and I’ve grown up with her so to speak.

Sara

Quinn spending Christmas in Sydney, pic in paper of her atop Harbour Bridge

daisy

Way? Our Quinn? She shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a bridge. Although, now she is married to a pop she could take up bridge.

Bob

Serena Williams is engaged.
No, I don’t really care but I thought it would be a nice change from all the deaths.

daisy

Pop up shop is now popped down. It was a great time with the girls and not quite girl yet, Crystal Chandelier but now I have my shelves and life back.
Since boxing day I have been letting my ocd loose on all the cupboards and shelves at home.

daisy

And a girl can never have too much craft supplies.

Bob

Number 2 on my New Years resolution list is:
Organise garage, study, pantry, books.
You seem to have the jump on me.

daisy

I didn’t make a resolution. Once I started, I got the bug.

Bob

I have a plan.
* resolutions
* tasks/ components
* time plan
* diary
* accountability
I will conquer. I will achieve.

brain dead dave

I’m really passionate about having some resolutions. If I don’t achieve them , I could be going home tonight and my nonna will be ashamed.. I need a peanut gallery of buffoons yelling “C’mon…you can do it!” to make it all a reality.

Littlepetal

Common BDD, do it for your nonna. You got this

brain dead dave

I know that my twice baked kale parfait w/quail jus will blow the judges away. Just because Marco Pierre White says to keep it simple, I know better and will do it by feel. Recipes are for losers. Can’t be different to driving a forklift.

Bob

Super.
There is never enough time to watch everything I want to watch, and have a life.

Gabby

Thanks for the link Juz, love my Scandinavian shows.
Happy new year to you and everyone.

Von

William Christopher, who played Father Mulcahy on tv’s MASH, died on Saturday. He was 84 and had cancer, so his death not unexpected, but it’s still very sad.

Good riddance 2016, you rotten, rotten year.

Wishing us all, our relatives and friends, and the whole damned world, a healthy and more peaceful 2017.

Smythe

Sad. Wayne Rogers also died on 12/31 but last year. He played Capt. John McIntyre.
So glad 2016 has finally ended. Just hoping that 2017 will be a better for everyone!

Juz
Maz

She has done a Felicity with her hair!

Fijane

She drove me mad with her “poor me” thing on GBBO. But she says some good things in this article, especially about the pretentiousness of the clean, pure food bandwagon.

Bob

So I went to see Rogue One, based on recommendations.
All the criticisms were true. But I still enjoyed it enormously. Rollicking. And way better than the first three (as in the timeline – not as in made. They have made this so confusing to talk about).

daisy

We have been watching Luther from the start and Black Mirror series 2.

Tomorrow we are joining family for a houseboat ride on the estruary and river at Mandurah.

Gabby

Daisy I have watched all 4 series of Luther and I think it’s fabulous. I love It, can’t wait for series 5.

Smythe

Saw “Hidden Figures” and thought it was very good.
Am watching Great Interior Design Challenge.

Bob

Where is the design channel? I love a good interior design.

Smythe

Bob, search the internet. That’s how I watch it. It’s based in the UK.

brain dead dave

YBMH ~ You’re breakin’ my heart.

I thought waiting in a car park for five hours would be okay. You wanted to be famous, right? It’s a small price to pay for these desperate and deluded people. Dig deep. No pain , no gain. It’s all about the journey. Harden up. You can do it!

Thanks Maz.

Juz

Hope everyone in SA is battening down the hatches for the looming “one in 10-year storm”. Let’s hope we don’t black out the whole state again. I hope those of you in the eastern states can keep your cool tomorrow in the heatwave.

brain dead dave

Got a torch, one candle. Run out of Iggy’s Xanax . Send lawyers, guns and money…the shit has hit the fan.

daisy

What? Another storm. Sheesh this year’s weather has been weird. It’s boiling hot one dat the cold the next three here.

Juz

Must be the end of days … we’d better hope that power cable from Vic to SA doesn’t snap again. At least we don’t live in Port Augusta, where residents have been breathing fly ash from the mine for weeks.

Gabby

I hope everyone in South Australia is coping with the weather, rain etc., no flooding or damage to your properties.
Just caught a clip on the news and it’s belting down and flooding.

If none interested The NEW Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger can be watched on YouTube.
They are up to episode 4.
I’m not minding Governor Arnie, he’s a bit of a softie.

Pandy

Thank you, I will check it out. Stinking hot where I am, no rain for ages, garden and grass dead, I’m over it!

Gabby

Same here Pandy. We need a whopping big storm.

Pandy

I enjoyed Celebrity Apprentice, will look out for the next episodes. Boy George was good. Didn’t know some of them.

Gabby

i enjoyed it too. I liked Boy George and I have to agree I didn’t know most of them.
What did you think of Arnold, I think he is ok, he quite easy on them isn’t he?

brain dead dave

Hasn’t been much of a storm in this suburb so far , in fact President~Erect Trump ™ would have got more showers in that hotel room in Moscow. Oh yeh, “allegedly”

Joke after joke about Trumpy on Dave Colbert last night. Hilarious and merciless.

brain dead dave

It’s an interesting article yet I can’t help recalling no hopers who auditioned for Amazing Race and end cherry picked for MKR, contestants poached from cooking schools for Ma$terchef and others straight from modelling academies,casting agencies ,radio stations etc.

The writer of the article says the selection isn’t rigged. Yeah. From my lounge, it’s skewed toward better looking, white young people who are desperate. Well, of course, the shows aren’t rigged, either….in this here concrete jungle.

Juz

Oh dear, Shannon Noll just got arrested outside a strip club here in SA. Assault charges.

brain dead dave

Wow. Noll$y found a way to get on tv again without being in a Radio Rentals ad. He’s gotta lift. At least it wasn’t DUI this time.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I know you’re hurting
Feels like you’re learning
‘Bout life the hard way
And it ain’t working
Seems like forever
That you’ve been falling
It’s time to move on
You’re life is calling, yeah
This was never meant to be the end
Close the book and start again

‘Cause I know how hard it can get
But you gotta lift
You gotta lift
And sometimes that’s how it is
But I know you’re stronger
Stronger than this
You gotta lift
You gotta lift

When you can feel your
Whole body’s aching
What’s left of your heart
It won’t stop breaking
You gotta let go
You took a hit
Time to pick up now
Move on from this
This was never meant to be the end
Close the book and start again

‘Cause I know how hard it can get
But you gotta lift
You gotta lift
And sometimes that’s how it is
But I…

daisy

😨

brain dead dave

Here’s Nollsy’s meek capitulation to the Adelaide Police~

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/01/15/17/40/shannon-noll-arrested-outside-adelaide-club

Sara

And Michael Clark has hired a bodyguard to keep women away from him😲 Who are these women, he’s pretty ordinary.

Littlepetal

Michael Clarke = $$$$

Silly women

Sara

Celebrity – wonder who the troublesome reality star is! Thinking the fellow with the long red hair (my memory has gone) from big brother. I read that a couple of ‘stars’ from B&B are now off contract, perhaps they could be coming our way – what about Deacon or Thomas. Saw Brooke on channel 10 the other night, 30 years in B&B, what a waste!

Gabby

They said a blonde girl from Reality TV didn’t they? There have been so many!

Bob

I am starting to not care. They are really flogging the ads. Has it always been this bad?
I am feeling a little sad because I enjoy this Reality.

Sara

And Neighbours is just as bad as B&B

Gabby

I think Zende has done his dash this time. I don’t think the sister will be forgiven again either.

brain dead dave

What a horrible little girl on Dr. Phil today. I’d pay good money to see her go into the jungle on Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Steve Price denied going into the jungle again last night on The Project. Don’t believe it.

Pandy

I don’t believe him, and they keep asking him about it.

Maz

Ha…a vegan contestant would not get through the Top 50…bitter much?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4134658/MasterChef-film-set-ambushed-vegan-protesters.html

brain dead dave

A show I watched on ABC last week reckoned that the vegan lifestyle is the one for the longest lifespan. There was a 106 year old vegan surgeon who said he was still confident to perform almost any operation he did during his professional life.

There ain’t gonna be any 106 yr old Jowl$ian birthday bash, you can bet next week’s rent on that. Gary will be pushing up daisies and George, well….

Verily I’ve seen what can happen to vegetarian contestants on Ma$terchef. ie impale this pig or be aliminated.

I saw shameful practices on day old male chicks the other day on ABC 24 and heaps of eggs are used on Ma$terchef in addition to the animals we see crudely butchered and hacked at by deluded, incompetent amatas every year.

Ma$terchef should be condemned for promoting the consumption of squabs, I do it every couple of years… however I’m not sure if disrupting the filming of Ma$terchef achieves a great deal.

Juz

It’s not like the protest will make it to air. I feel there are better targets.

Maz

We don’t know what they were trying to achieve apart from “look at me and my social conscious” snaps for their instagram account.

This demonstration has done little to aid their cause. It has reinforced the perception of vegans’ intolerance of anyone who does not agree with their point of view (or should that be dietary choices).

Did they expect a vegan contestant to be given a special dispensation from cooking ‘protein’? Would other contestants be granted to be excused from cooking with ingredients that they don’t like to make the competition ‘fair’?

This is not to say, that there is no acknowledgment of the need to reduce the consumption of red meat. Masterchef could easily do a vegetarian week.

If the demonstrators wanted a platform for vegan food then MKR would have been the better vehicle. You can sustain the one note just a little while longer on that show and get your message out.

Pandy

Ooh, thanks for reminding me about Deb and the pig saga, will never forget that one!

brain dead dave

We are not going to see Donald and Melania Trump on Dancing With The Stars anytime soon. That cringefest at an inauguration ball would have to be the dictionary definition of “uncomfortable”.

Von

“And now, the end is near…”

Would that he be on DWTS, rather than in office.

brain dead dave

I just realised they were “dancing” to a schmaltzy version of “My Way” as earlier today I had it muted. I don’t think dancing will ever be great again after that. Watching it was like being nuked with a mediocrity bomb. Make ISIS watch it on rotation, they’ll surrender.