Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature goes by the name of “Commander Slaughter” and is from Hasslefree Miniatures. Not sure if the figure is based on anyone in particular but he is a lovely single piece sculpt in my opinion. A simple base and a straight forward paint job. Nothing much else I can say really.
Well It Made Me Laugh
Give Me Five
This week we are back to films. In fact the more I think about it the more I think this will become more about films and TV than anything else! This week we have a very, very tough one, WW2 films. So many great films left out. In no particular order my top five are:
- Saving Private Ryan
- Hacksaw Ridge
- The Great Escape
- The Bridge Over The River Kwai
- Schindler’s List
I regularly listen to IRO’s Podcast and enjoy it very much (I know what you’re thinking – “so you’re the one?”) and as we all know he has a face for radio and an unbridled enthusiasm for our beloved hobby in all its forms. His finest work was undoubtedly Episode 9 and I would encourage you to check that out but this little article is about Episode 38.
At the end of Episode 38 IRO refers to an email he received from a guy called John W. Apparently John W had listened to Episodes 1 & 2 and thereafter felt compelled to email IRO to say that having done so he would rather watch paint dry. I thought it was great that IRO was big enough to read the email out and in typical style laugh it off.
Now IRO is six feet two, follically challenged, covered in tattoo’s with muscles in his spit and quite capable of looking after himself. However, he considers me to be his Hobby Dad which therefore makes him my Hobby Son which in turn leaves me compelled to comment. So I will.
Unless someone had to do it for him I assume that John W was capable of switching off the podcast in the same way he switched it on i.e. without the need to email IRO. Then again perhaps someone had a gun to his head forcing him to do so, an option we should not be too quick to rule out. There is also the do-gooder scenario which is to say maybe John W was simply being humorous. Possible but far from rib tickling John W if I may say so.
All in all I am inclined to conclude that John W was simply being sarcastic and couldn’t resist a put down. Sadly we live in an age where far too many people cannot resist the opportunity to put out negative and poisonous comments. We now live in the era of the Troll. The days of saying – “If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all” appear to have gone. Which reminds me of another expression – “If you can’t beat them join them” so if you are reading this John W then “Fuck off and stop being a pratt”.
To my sensitive readers apologies for the profanity.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Wake Me Up” by Avicii. Unusually for me something relatively modern! A cracking little number that with a good few beers in me would get me jumping.
This week TIM has been watching …
The film “Yesterday”. As a general rule I like Richard Curtis films and I certainly like Lily James but personally I found this utter crap. Sorry for sitting on the fence.
If a woman tells you that you’re right that’s called sarcasm.