General Chat – Jun 9

I’m on hols for a while, seeking warmer climes, and will be without a TV (shock, horror!).
Time for a West Wing rewatch on the Ipad, methinks – it’s our holiday go-to show.

What are you watching?



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Bobi

I used to love West Wing and then the President, otherwise known as Jed Clampett, was given more and more lines and spoilt the whole show. Almost unbearable to watch any scene he was in. And he could never put on a coat properly. Nails down a blackboard.
I have just discovered Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I know, late to the party.

Daisy

I was late on Kimmy Schmidt too. That’s because at first I thought lame and hammy acting, but when Miss 11 and I started watching, I got into it and we had a mini marathon.

I am currently enjoying Trollied, which I thought had shades of the Office and Woolif noted it was like a modern Are You Being Served? Give it a go. It’s fun. It has Bubble from Ab Fab, but my favourite is Margaret, the senior. She does senior moments beautifully.

Daisy

Trollied loses it’s way after S1. The overacting gets too much.

Bob Saget

I watched 2 episodes of the Korean version of the Good Doctor. Amazing how the storylines are nearly identical.. The main character I think is a better actor/fit than the US version, but I’m new to Korean tv shows, so its probably cliche after cliche for the jaded. Oh and the new season of US masterchef is shite, lots of stupid pretend argy bargy between the guest judges (Joe the douchebag is back)

Daisy

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you……….
Happy Birthday Juz 🎊🎉🎈

Smythe

A very Happy Birthday to you!

brain dead dave

Gotta be better than looking at Manus Island.

Windsong

I just read somewhere that Jarrod from the Bachelor franchise has a new role spruiking pasta sauce.

I did laugh at the final comment of the article. “After all, he very well acquainted with tomatoes. He spent most of his time in Paradise looking the same shade as one.” That was gold.

Hope you’re enjoying your holiday Juz :). Looks divine.

brain dead dave

Freezing and bucketing in Adelaide, Juz. Happy Birthday.

Daisy

It’s lovely here for a couple of days, but it’s no Manu Island. 😉

Daisy

http://punkee.com.au/reality-tv-start-dates/40721
Not very exciting knowing the next rtv will feature Aly. She doesn’t strike me as an interesting, multi dimensional character. I wish TB would stop using cardboard cutout people. And no old celebrities.

Daisy

A great double Dr Phil, yesterday and today. The horrible sister made it.

Bobi

So lacking in self-awareness.

Daisy

Fancy blowing up like that on tv. She should have looked at her facial expressions in a mirror. But wait….she would make a great rtv star. They could put her on Survivor or TAR….once she had semi passed the psych test. “Ah nope!” “Ah yep”. She sure wasn’t intimidated by Phil. 😂

Juz

Ready to bare it all🌹 The Badgelor, coming soon to TEN #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/khD0lWhoQf— The Bachelor Aus 🌹 (@TheBachelorAU) June 20, 2018

Guess it starts when MC ends

Windsong

I just don’t know how to feel about this one, to be honest. For a start, the Honey-badger needs a haircut and a shave (that mo is just … I can’t deal at all). And is it just me, or does it feel like the show has started to parody itself? Like, there’s just no way to take it seriously anymore, and given the franchise doesn’t have much reason to take itself seriously in the first place, they don’t have a lot of ground to give up, there. Not to mention, Sophie’s season was just so horrid (and it’s great she found Stu, and stayed with him as long as the contract she signed told her to), and it’s like they just decided, let’s amp up the ridiculousness even more.

At least it’s not Shane Warne. Grateful for that, at least.

Daisy

Love it.

Daisy

Click on the pj ad when it pops up. IMO a couple of nice things on there.

brain dead dave

Ratings tonight will be interesting. Ma$terchef, House Rules, State Of Origin, One Day Cricket, World Cup…….

Daisy

Just as well I don’t know how to make lava cake.

Daisy

Have a nice weekend everyone, as best you can in winter.

Daisy

Juz, you’ve got Leonna Edmiston. Nice. But I would prefer it without the blue baby carrier.

brain dead dave

The Block won. Fail.

Daisy

Sorry I have been slack with my comments. I started watchinbb The Affair on stan.

But I am sitting having coffee at the VAT so it’s a good time to do my B&B post.

Daisy

The stars of Judge Judy are really the plaintiffs and defendants.

brain dead dave

There’s a good landlord v renters case today.

Daisy

I 1/2 watched while cooking dinner.
How was that Dr Phil “child”. Oh dear.

Daisy

I will probably cheer for the “champions” because they look weaker than the contenders.

Daisy

From the ezpopsy ad

Bobi

Pretty. What a shame I am too short for this.

Daisy

What a shame I’m too old. Vintage on me now just looks like I am wearing an old dress. 😂

Jayblossom

I’d trip over the slip so the dress would be ridiculous on me. I do have the advantage though of sometimes being able to buy long shirts and wear them as dresses.

Daisy

Bloody glorious day in WA today.

Von

It is. And didn’t we need a reminder that there is sunshine and temperatures above 14 degrees.

Daisy

You in WA Von? Then you will recognize Bunbury.

Daisy

You in WA Von?

Daisy

You in WA Von? Damn. Load picture.

Von

Ha ha, I thought you were getting cranky because I didn’t answer quickly:).

Yes, I’m in Perth. It’s similar weather here, mild, sunny, and no bloody wind for a change. After spending part of the morning weeding, I’m going to go out now and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

I love Bunbury/Busselton area.

Daisy

The we will go for a coffee when you are down. My treat.

Von

Deal.

Daisy

Bunbury.

Daisy

Almost bikini weather in Perth today.

Daisy

Hey Sydney! Look at our city traffic on the freeway. Taken just after 10.00 am.

brussellsprout

YIKES. that hurts. . . I daren’t post a photo of my commute over the harbour bridge when it grinds to a halt. . .

Daisy

Leaving Mum’s place in Trigg. Back to Gelorup.

Daisy

Millsie heard if you want to be taken seriously on tv, grow a beard and wear thick frames.

Jayblossom

Hey Juz I thought I would post this publicly in case other people are wondering as well.
I would really like to help by clicking on ads but want to make sure you get the benefit. is it any ads that appear on the talkingtv page or just the ones that appear within the comments section?
i.e. Do the banners at the top or on the side of the page count for you?

brussellsprout

Good idea. I am getting a lot of domain ads currently – does TT sense that I am looking for a change! I click on them constantly, lol.

Daisy

Go to kmart Juz. They have great paper straws that are really strong and only about $2 for a pack of about 30. You cld get lots of drinks out of each straw if you want to be economical.

Von

Anyone watch You Can’t Ask That tonight? That show is always interesting, but tonight was…heartbreaking, compelling, powerful…I can’t find the right word.

I burst into tears after seeing the note at the end.

Daisy

I’ve been quiet on ttv lately, mostly because I’m not watching MC and MKR anymore, but also because Woolif and I have been busy ttrying to save our semi rural area from Mainroads slapping their freeway right through us, rather than around.

Daisy

So proud of Woolif, out of his comfort zone. Someone slapped a sign in his hand because he hadn’t brought one. I put the coffee in his other hand.

Daisy

We’re just getting started.

Daisy

My first poster. Or Tshirt print.

Daisy

The circles are homes surrounded by bushland; 1, 5 and 10 acres. Further south is vacant land. And Main Roads insist on taking the yellow route.

Daisy

Juz, we started watching Killing Eve last night and watched about 3 or 4 eps. Is she meant to be useless? I can’t see why the spy agency would choose her, unless it’s as a patsy.

Daisy

The fat is hitting the fan and one councillor stands out. On Wednesday, prior to the Council meeting, the Main Roads BORR team came in to give the Councillors and CEO a private briefing on the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.
It was very interesting. They gave us some new information which is very relevant to the current debate on whether the southern part of proposed route going through the suburb of Gelorup is the best available option.
Then they told us this information was “confidential” and asked us not to tell anyone about it.
I have thought long and hard about this since. I wonder why it was considered “confidential”, and about what interests are being protected. I wonder whether I have any obligation to observe confidentiality, when it is imposed on me by Main Roads, who I have no responsibility to.
Finally, I decided that for me to join in an agreement to keep this information secret from ratepayers would be contrary to the Oath I swore when I became a councillor which was to represent and help the residents, ratepayers and electors of the area to the best of my ability.
So here it is; the information the Main Roads BORR wants to keep secret from you…
THEY ARE CONSIDERING A NEW ALERNATIVE ROUTE, WHICH DOES NOT GO THROUGH GELORUP.
They did not want to. They are doing this because the current route through Gelorup, which they plan to build on threatens habitat of critically endangered Western Ringtail Possums. New Federal Environmental Legislation requires that Main Roads demonstrates they have properly considered other alternatives prior to developing a highway where the possums will be affected.
The BORR team made it clear they are hoping to show that the alternative route is no better, environmentally, so they can continue with the current route cutting through Gelorup.
I believe consideration of an alternative route should be thorough and genuine. Note: This alternative route, which they showed us on a map, is not one of the alternatives considered previously.
Summing up the situation, I will in future let Main Roads and anyone else who wants to brief Council confidentially, to leave me out of any discussions they want kept from residents. Because I will always be loyal to ratepayers and residents first and foremost.

Von

Only have an understanding of this issue from your posts, Daisy, but I’d advise you not to ask to be left out of discussions that they will ask to be kept confidential. One, you will miss out on information, and two, being a whistle blower is not always, or even often, a bad thing.

Daisy

That wasn’t me. That was cooied from the fb of one of our councillors. He blew their secret plottings wide open. Whistle blower and popularwith the people.

Fijane

So pleased to hear some good news of local people standing up for their area, Daisy. Here in NSW, a lot of us have given up. We finally got a State Gov who takes action, but the very sad trade-off is that they completely bulldoze over the local governments and the people.

Biggest tragedy in our area was that a historic school was persuaded to vacate waterfront land, with the promise of a world-class performing arts precinct and public space. In no time at all, the state government appointed themselves owners of that land and built two government office blocks (with no parking) and there is more space to place more ugly offices with water views. Meanwhile, they want the local council to bulldoze other well-used public space to build an inferior performing arts area. The locals and council fought this very hard, and we all now feel very betrayed, especially by the local state member who has sold the area to the vultures.

Congratulations on having such a great councillor, who takes their job so seriously to put their reputation on the line. We have some but they are tied by state gov.

Daisy

Thanks Fijane. Govt at any level can sure be villains. I’m sorry your crew screwed you over. We have a tough fight ahead of us. And yeah, that councillor also only recently went out on a limb and stated publicly he disagreed with the Shire wanting to put our rates up another 28%. That’s 56% in two years, and then what? To turn us into freeway scrap heap?
They ended up going with a 6%. For that we get zilch. No street lights, footpaths, scheme water library (none of which we want) but wait…..we are told three weeks later, we will be getting sliced and diced with a freeway. My next poster will be a freeway that looks like a chainsaw. It will take me awhile to do it as good as I want it. I want to get it just right. I have already made tees out of Families not Freeways.
I really wish I could just chase them down the street and pull their hair.

BTW, that councillor went out on a limb for us both times.

Daisy

Let’s put a freeway through…. not. Go around Gelorup.