Active 1 year, 6 months ago
  • As you say, James Bond is a fictional character who is a straight, white male – having him played in any other way is just plain daft because it doesn’t follow the narrative of the original books. There was a bit of an outcry not so long ago with the Dambusters movie, when they said they were going to be true to the facts and keep the dog’s name…[Read more]

  • The one you never have to use.

    Which is why Cuba is a great place to be born for health, but not a good place to get sick.

  • As a consequence of a small improvement to the hifi, I’ve recently been listening to albums all the way through rather than just picking tracks I know I like. The effect has been that I’ve found a number of tracks that I’d once have skipped past have now rather grown on me. Most recently it was the title track from Paul Simon’s Graceland; didn’t…[Read more]

  • torie started the topic Sciatica pain in the forum General Chat 2 years, 9 months ago

    Think I’m currently suffering from sciatica. Was absolutely fine Friday, Saturday however I’m crippled! Horrendous pain in my lower back which radaites into my left hip and round the front into my lower abdominal area. No pain in my leg other then in the back of my calf, bending over is painful, lying down and moving is painful, sitting down is…[Read more]

  • I’m computer stupid but I can read directions, lol….Yes, I paired the two up(and it works great in the far reaches of 2nd story Library where we had no wifi before…If’s legal(I think,) because I bought it at my favorite DIY Store in Caen…The wifi signal travels in the electric current, but like I said, since I installed a circuit box in…[Read more]

  • I am aboslutly terrible with computers…

    I have a question regarding wifi extenders. TWTS(terribly worthless teenage son,) is away at uni and studying for exams so don’t wish to bother him atm so if someone could help me out I would greatly appreciate it…

    We rent a little cottage on Airbnb that we used to let full time, that is located not…[Read more]

  • I’ve no idea what you mean by the ‘course of a referendum’. It implies something quite sinister like the ‘course of a fire’ or a ‘trip to the scaffold’, i.e. something which no one can do anything about. Because, of course, you don’t want ‘the people’ to be able to do anything about it now, do you?

  • Just how and why is it that you do not understand the basics of the British constitution and of our Parliamentary democracy? Which we established after a very nasty civil war in the C17th, and a well-named ‘Glorious Revolution’ shortly thereafter? And which just about every other western democracy has roughly copied (we being fortunate enough to…[Read more]

  • I think that she’ll be gone in the summer recess as her diabetes gets worse (a perfect excuse) and there will be a more competent replacement.

    I would go with Rory Stewart.