Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is a Hasslefree figure called “Tony” and is based on the character played by Nick Frost in the film Shaun of the Dead. Having done the three “Shaun” character figures which Hasslefree have on offer it made sense to do this one. I must take a closer look at the other figures to see if any of the others have been sculpted as I nearly missed this one. It will also provide me with an excuse to watch the film again, not that I really need one!
The figure itself is pretty plain but when I looked at some on line images I noticed that “Tony” wore a T-Shirt with the wording “I Got Wood” written on it. It wasn’t possible to replicate this in full due to the left arm being across the figures midriff.
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Wednesday Whinge
When I was a kid we had very few TV channels to choose from, three to be precise. The BBC never had adverts but ITV, our only independent station at the time, did. A program on ITV would be shown and every 20 minutes or so there would be a break in the broadcast for adverts. Back then the break would be captioned with “End of Part 1” followed afterwards by “Part 2” etc when the program returned. More importantly the program, whatever it was, simply picked up where it left off. Somewhere between that point and now things have changed a great deal of course.
These days going straight to the adverts and doing away with the announcement of a break, and the return thereafter, doesn’t bother me. I can live with the fact that the Ad breaks are longer and more frequent too. What does irritate me though, thanks no doubt to the increase in my TV viewing due to Covid lockdowns, is what happens when the program returns after the adverts. For some reason it has become necessary to remind me of what happened in the previous 15 minutes of the program before they went to the advert break. This doesn’t happen once it happens after every break in the bloody program. More than that it seems to happen in almost every program I watch these days!
Just what is going on here?
Between the start of the program and the resumption of it after the break did a million new viewers suddenly join in?
Is there a need to pad out the 24 hour TV schedule by such repetition?
Or is it that the average UK television viewers memory retention is only slightly higher than that of a fucking goldfish?
Give Me Five
I have no idea what inspired this weeks choice (probably my daughters choice of family TV viewing) but I decided to think about my top five animated films. After some deliberation I came up with the following five. In no particular order they are:
- Toy Story
- The Jungle Book
- The Lion King
- The Simpsons Movie
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin. Fancied a bit of Led Zep this week and settled on a classic for this weeks post. For those of us in the UK it will always be associated with Top of The Pops.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Le Mans 66” starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. I didn’t know the true story of Le Mans 66 so this film came as a complete surprise and I loved every minute of it. Will leave it a week or so before watching it again!
Taking a dog to the beach called Shark is a bad idea.