Goat’s cheese Greek salad - yum.
Puff pastry sticks - okay.
Horrible new ‘Star Trek’ book covers.
I wanted a naked cake.
Kiefer Sutherland is in the ‘Flatliners’ remake?
WTF is matured butter? Or nettle kraut?
What is TPTB obsession with John Barrowman?
‘The Daily Telegraph’ Quotes:
“People were paid for writing such rot as I read.”
“Hollywood social novels.”
“Clichés and repetitions.”
“Make unpleasant reading today.”
“That any social group that ends up with power will inevitably exercise it for ill.”
“Brings out a pot of golden paint and anoints Jesse with it.”
“The character was defined solely by whether someone wanted to have sex with her.”
“By the 18th century, a wool chemise was required to take the waters.”
“Had difficulties finding a model to wear it.”
“A symbol of youth, freedom and a rebellion against a more moralising past.”
“A certain kind of paparazzi-tinged lifestyle heralded by Princess Diana in the 1990s.”
“Proof that diminishing swimwear is now also a male concern.”
“He had no idea of normal goat behaviour.”
“That doesn’t mean that all of reality should be bent to fit their wishes.”
“Did you have kangaroos outside your bedroom window.”
‘The Irish Times’ Quotes:
“They turn up uninvited to weddings?”
“Initially refusing to come out despite pleas and exhortations.”
“The bride and groom dancing, on holiday, beside a car, at the seaside, outside a house, and then with a baby.”
“This is the over-familiar rendered dark and strange - and new.”
“Lacquering the pulp with literary gloss.”
“Nonconformist wearing of thrift-shop drainpipe suits.”
“Characterless, expensive things the newly minted, still unsure of their taste, like to buy in shops they know are safe.”
“Thinks Burroughs is a phoney and a sleazebag and maybe even a murderer, and he says so loudly and repeatedly, on television.”
“I’d never seen my dad cry. I didn’t think men did.”
“Are you fierce upset?”
“Polishing her nails like a Las Vegas divorcee.”
“Lapses in taste and judgment.”
“Decisions were bad, based on desperate hopes rather than reality.”
“Passionately held emotions and values.”
“Often instinctively sceptical.”
“Did not seem to take this unprecedented warning very seriously.”
“He rejects the cult of the Great Wise Man.”
“Ebay was sad.”
“Asked what the national demon was.”
“A very interesting man.”
“A peacock has been ordered - “Not to eat but to look at,”.”
“Embarrassment about his crudeness.”
“Pathological feats of concealment.”
‘The Sunday Times’ Quotes:
“I got murdered with a hammer.”
“Everyone in Ballyfermot knew he was mad.”
“Now looks like an old vulture with piles.”
“Always leaning on fence posts, wearing looks of noble suffering.”
“The moment that you feel their eyes watching you, it can change your demeanour and your walk. But you have to be mindful of what it means.”
“It’s a proximity to people I don’t want to have.”
“Young women were often arrested on prostitution charges for letting a man buy them dinner or a cinema ticket.”
“Man fights off other men with big stick.”
‘The Sunday Telegraph’ Quotes:
“Requiring of their recruits only aggressive camping.”
“And were an occasion afraid.”
“I would have endangered my position in their lives.”
“Always struck me as gentle and kind.”
Cleared out a tape which I think is from 2000. It began with a ‘Felicity’ ep ‘Help For The Lovelorn’ which was followed by a ‘Popular’ ep ‘Hard On The Outside, Soft In The Middle’ both were unembellished by quality and both were near unwatchable due to bad tracking.
Then came a ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’ ep ‘Armageddon Now part 2’ in which Iolaus runs around talking a lot. Herc hangs out in limbo with the Sovereign. Callisto rampages. Logic is tactfully omitted. Evil Xena pops up as the Conqueror. There is a magic stone, fighting and more fighting. There is also time travel and Conqueror Xena has a cool evil costume. Gabrielle and her crimped hair gets executed and this was okay apart from some seriously dodgy acting.
“What is her crime?”
“Have you no dignity?!?”
“The sound of her name excites me.”
Then came a naff ‘Cleopatra 2525’ ep ‘Mind Games’ which sees an evil telepath with a total lack of sentimentality do bad things. Then came a ‘Jack Of All Trades’ ep ‘Once You Go Jack’ which sees Jack menaced and Em scowling and gullible pawns fooled yet again. This had no quiet grace.
Then came an ‘Andromeda’ ep ‘Angel Dark, Demon Bright’ which had time travel, Trance showing off her power, bad tracking and TPTB raised very many questions to be answered. All of which were ditched without expectation or excuse by Kevin Sorbo during the show retool. This had bad makeup and was bad apart from the wonderfully named Witchhead Nebula.
Finally there was another ‘Popular’ ep ‘We Are Family’ in which Sam dreamed herself and Brooke in a redo of ‘Whatever Happed To Baby Jane’. There is bad acting and Erik Estrada. This was better than necessary but had no emotional overlay.
“House of booze.”
“YA ARE IN THAT CHAIR!”
“Are you Erik Estrada macho Latin star of ‘CHiPS’ or one of those wussy white gals from ‘Sex and the City’?”