Welcome to this week’s Musings!
This post is dedicated to my dad who today turns 92. Not that he’ll read this of course and I won’t show him it either. It’s hard enough dealing with all his bloody questions on how to use the mobile phone we bought him. Anyway, happy birthday dad and see you for lunch in a few hours time.
TIM’s off to the Cinema!
Not the most riveting news I grant you but I thought some of you might be interest in what I am off to see. Peter Jackson, the director chap behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films has made a WW1 documentary called “They Shall Not Grow Old”. He has trawled the national archives and heaps of black and white film and produced a film documentary using original footage. To quote from the link below – They Shall Not Grow Old utilizes cutting-edge technology to colorize historical footage and photos from WWI in 3D for the first time”.
You can see a trailer for it by accessing the link below.
The film is being shown simultaneously at various cinemas in the UK on Tuesday 16th October, I’m off to see it at Plymouth. I suspect it will come out on DVD at some point in the future.
I wasn’t aware of this event until my friend John brought it to my attention and as one good deed deserves another I thought I’d make you folks aware in case some of you wanted to see it.
I’ll let you know what I thought of it in a future “Musing”.
The Battle of the Sexes
Not sure this article has anything to do with modelling specifically beyond the tenuous link of using the word “battle” in the title but I felt obliged to share with my mainly male audience the fact that the war being waged between the sexes is being won by the women. The following (true story?) highlights how weak men have become and how ruthless women have.
You’ve been warned.
The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were three finalists; two men and a women.
For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. “We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances. Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill her”.
The man said, ” You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife”. The agent said, “Then you are not the right man for the job. Take your wife and go home.”
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about 5 minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes, “I tried, but I can’t kill my wife.” The agent said, “You don’t have what it takes, so take your wife and go home”.
Finally, it was the woman’s turn. She was given the same instructions to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, and banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet.
The door opened slowly, and there stood the women, wiping sweat from her brow. “The gun was loaded with blanks”, she said. “I had to kill him with the chair.”
Sorry, I only speak English
It occurred to me the other day that as a non gamer half the time I haven’t got a clue what many of you are talking about. There is a language out that there that many of you guys (and girls) speak that simply goes over my head. Some of the terminology I did know and some I’ve picked up on thanks to Google but most of it continues to remain a mystery.
I guess the obvious question therefore is why am I bothering to follow many of the sites that I do? Well the best I can offer is I can’t speak french but I do like french wine and cheese. In other words I might not have a clue when it comes to some of the gaming words and phrases you use but it doesn’t prevent me from admiring the quality of the figures and boards that you put together. Hopefully over time I’ll learn more, not withstanding my “old git” status.
In the meanwhile please feel free to adopt my approach when visiting abroad. Just shout louder and louder in English until the person you are speaking to understands.
A Domestic Top Tip
A little trick I picked up while She Who Must Be obeyed was away that I felt I should share.
Are you tired of boiling water for pasta? You are? Then why not boil a few gallons of hot water up at the beginning of the week and freeze the rest for later!
This week TIM has been listening to …
I like a good few female singers but right now I cannot think of a better performer than her. I believe this concert took place in 2000 and the whole event is available to listen and view on YouTube. This track, Proud Mary, is one of my favorites. It has a slow start but if it’s too slow for you then fast forward to about the 4 minute mark. Personally I’d crank the volume right up.
The dancer on the right is Claire Turton. Sadly we’ve never met otherwise I’m sure we would be an item by now. She’s so hot she could melt my asbestos pants.
This week TIM has been watching…
Bugger all, I’ve been to busy. But next week …
Until next time.