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Re: What are you watching?

Postby keeper » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:10 pm

Brilliant JD !! Good Manners in Church !! just like it was !!!
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Sinead » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:27 pm

Great viewing. The late Peter Canning former religious instruction teacher to the girls in DL Tech was one of those
involved with the Radhairc series.

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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Micheál » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:17 pm

We are observing "The Crown" on the Netflix colour television.
One is quite amused.

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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Gulliver » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:39 pm

Micheál wrote:We are observing "The Crown" on the Netflix colour television.
One is quite amused.

M.


We, too, have watched those pictures of ones family and their unfortunate indiscretions as well as their discretions after teatime.
Most illuminating!
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Gulliver » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:47 pm

One is also watching Designated Survivor on that Netflix thingy
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Gerald » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:50 am

Here is an extract from, "The century of the self," which appeared on the BBC some years ago, about engineering consent and organising a coup, in this case,in Guatamala. The same tactics seem to be at play in the U.S. right now: https://vimeo.com/117568670
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby grammer » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:49 pm

Micheál wrote:We are observing "The Crown" on the Netflix colour television.
One is quite amused.

M.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Dancer » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:23 am

I've been watching the Tommy Tiernan show on RTE and he really is something else .
I would love to have dinner with him . I can only imagine how much fun it would be .
He has fantastic facial expressions and he just cracks me up no end . Delighted that he
has landed his own TV show . It is very well deserved .

Who would like to have dinner with .....and why ?

Ps . I would also love to have dinner with the Queen of England .
All politics etc aside ..
I think she has an incredible story to tell ....
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby bugrock » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:52 am


Yeah, well OK :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Toss » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:09 am

Dancer wrote: Who would like to have dinner with .....and why ?


If its only one person, I think it would be ..... mmmm.... Dave Allen because he sees what I see in the world.

and if it was dinner for 4 ... then along comes Terry Wogan and Peter Aliss - two great story tellers who have many a tale worth hearing off air no doubt.



Ps I considered Nina Dobrev, but then I'd have to invite Dianna Agron and they would end up fighting over me :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby grammer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:33 pm

I found this buried away on my old PC the other day
from 2010 -
Back when I had brains--------


The Watcher
5.20 am. JULY

He slowly edged his way into the lookout spot on the roof of the old two story townhouse

Between two old chimney pots -lying flat out he could make out the whole main street of the town. He could see the grocers main entrance without even having to move an inch-
The big old fashioned Post Office building stood out from the rest of the ramshackle shops-the bakery -the butcher shop, the newspaper shop -the sweet shop
But the post office was the one he was focused on.

5.45am
The security truck arrived at the main entrance to the post office and came to a halt. The driver honked once and the main doors of the PO opened and straight away the security truck doors opened and two men in helmets started carrying in big silver cash boxes.
Whistling down the main street came the local postman on his old squeaky bike
He too entered the building and the doors slammed shut.
Shortly both the security man and postman came out -the 2 security men into their truck-the postman carrying his mailbags slowly mounted his rusty steed and squeaked his way back down main street.

6.00 am
The newsagents opened and the first of the early workers made their way in for their paper and 20 fags and the latest info.
There’s that man again -he comes from a different direction several mornings a week-
Randy git-
Here’s the spinster that lives in that old farmhouse just out the road –she’s on her way to mass -goes every morning -smiles and laughs with the sacristan of the church-I know why too
Here comes the local butcher -sneaking sacks of meat into the side door of his shop-he’ll be going to mass too--wonder how many sheep he rustled from the outlying farms the last couple of nights -Fresh lamb ladies -personally selected from the local Mart.-guaranteed
Top quality -well fed the best of food--he is telling the truth there alright

6.30am

The bus stops and the workers climb aboard -same funny remarks every morning to the driver-the same replies-the bus roars off into the open countryside as it does every morning--
The town alcho makes an appearance -starting as he always does -at the bakery bins -and has a bit of whatever has been dumped out the night before -then makes his way down to the outside of the newsagents where he waits to bum a cigarette off anyone he can.

7.00 am

The Post office doors open and slowly down the main street come the two girls who work there. They go inside and the doors close shut again.



7.30 am
Watching from his vantage point -he stretches and yawns and keeps his head down
Knowing it wont be much longer -

every morning for the last week watching and waiting-now knowing every movement of everyone and everything on the main street
Today’s the day --It will be over today -now one will ever know what happened

8.00 am
The main Post Office doors open for business and the young and old start making their way in and out -the old --some using walking sticks -some still sprightly
The young---ahhh the young.

Suddenly a flock of pigeons come noisily flapping onto the roof of his hiding position-
Flapping and cry left right and centre- forcing him to make his move -earlier than planned

He jumped up stretched bared his teeth and sprung at the nearest pigeon -missed and the birds flapped noisily away

His teeth chattering noisily-the big black tom cat stretched once again and sauntered away from his hiding place-and made his way home--his home in the little shed at the back of the main Post Office
Tommy Knox

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Re: What are you watching?

Postby bugrock » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:24 am

A picture well painted! 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Rocker » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:03 am

G wuu wuu reat one grammer wuu wuu
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Strum » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:32 pm

I remember that. Good one Grammer. thumbright
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby skins » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Not Dun Laoghaire, but yiz might find this movie short of some interest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9jU196 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Micheál » Sun May 14, 2017 10:54 pm

must say I was surprised to be remined how good these were

Later with Jools Holland - 10cc



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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Toss » Mon May 15, 2017 9:53 am

wuu wuu wuu Excellent find Micheal .... the original 10cc line up have a great musical history and have popped up on many different projects over the years. I dont think they are all in that line up, but for a decade they were unstoppable and obviously a very talented group.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Strum » Mon May 15, 2017 12:39 pm

Good one Michael. Didn't they play at the Stena terminal in Dun Laoghaire last Summer?
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Strum » Tue May 16, 2017 1:09 pm

This is priceless. :lol:



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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Gerald » Tue May 16, 2017 3:03 pm

Strum wrote:This is priceless. :lol:



Classic. I wonder if they did their own stunts.
The sequel, "The safe cross code," wasn't half as good.
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Rocker » Sun May 21, 2017 2:40 am

Love that old footage Strum. When you think of it we were all dab hands at doing all those tricks with a bike. Nowadays i wouldn't chance cycling!!
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Sinead » Sun May 21, 2017 10:05 am

I well remember laughing at cyclists who got stuck in the
tram lines, it always looked funny but I am sure it was
painful for them. We can look forward to seeing these
sights in Big Dublin again with the Luas lines.
Now, don't start saying she couldn't remember that - parts
of the tram lines were still at ground level up till the
early 1960's.

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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Rocker » Sun May 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Sinead wrote:I well remember laughing at cyclists who got stuck in the
tram lines, it always looked funny but I am sure it was
painful for them. We can look forward to seeing these
sights in Big Dublin again with the Luas lines.
Now, don't start saying she couldn't remember that - parts
of the tram lines were still at ground level up till the
early 1960's.

Sinéad


Sure I remember them myself Sinead :lol: :lol:
I was just thinking this morning when I looked at this video again of all my family and the various bikes!! My Da only had a bike and cycled to Tara Street every day hail, rain or shine. No wet gear in them days and no gears on the bike. It took him a good hour each way. We must have known someone in the Gas Company because there was always an Orange high nelly hanging around as well as a couple of sorry looking Raleighs. Our big outing on a Sunday was to go off on the bikes up through the fiels to Leopardstown for a picnic....a bottle of lemonade and a few sandwiches. It was all fields and farms ...none of your housing estates!!A lot of the rights of way and old paths have been extinguished nowadays. We used to be able to get from Blackrock to Dundrum in no time going through farmland!
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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Strum » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:49 pm

I saw this Film in the forum when I was a teenager and just found it again last night. Real class Sergio Leone spaghetti western. I'd love to know if they actually shot those pool balls off the table. You'll just have to watch won't you. :lol:
With Terence Hill and Henry Fonda.



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Re: What are you watching?

Postby Rocker » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:21 am

If you didn't get a chance to see "Portrait of a Gallery" on RTÉ tonight look it up on the player. It was a behind the scenes programme of the rebuilding and repair of the National Gallery of Ireland. The dedication of the team from the Architect to the cleaners was amazing. Do your heart good to see.
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