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  1. Maybe a trade union badge?

    Maybe a trade union badge?
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    There's no doubt that the series is well-made and...

    There's no doubt that the series is well-made and well-written and Bill Pullman plays the dogged but messed-up detective to perfection. But not really my cup of tea. I watched the first season and...
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    Actually now in its fourth season.

    Actually now in its fourth season.
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    Ain't we all. You should check out Bande à Part (the English title was Band of Outsiders), also by Goddard, who was Anna Karina's hubby at the time. Here's a little taster


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  5. Thread: Guess where

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    Is that the forbidden city - Tianmen Sq.?

    Is that the forbidden city - Tianmen Sq.?
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    You're right it seems, I hadn't realised. ...

    You're right it seems, I hadn't realised. Apparently out of print in English. I had a quick look on Amazon UK - just a couple of ridiculously overpriced second-hand copies and nothing on Ebay UK, no...
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    You could try French writer Réné Barjavel's La Nuit des Temps (translated into English as The Ice People). A French antarctic expedition discovers a 900,000 year-old civilisation under the ice.
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    I had these for Christmas a few years ago. The...

    I had these for Christmas a few years ago. The movement is a Milus and the rotor turns freely - amusing or annoying depending on your perspective. I rather like them.
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  9. Dunhill you say? Here're my two - both LE. The...

    Dunhill you say? Here're my two - both LE. The facet was for the year 2000 and the little cushion-cased manual-wind jobbie was for Dunhill's 100th anniversary.
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    That's very sad news indeed. RIP ONJ.

    That's very sad news indeed. RIP ONJ.
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    https://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/11/16/02/98/le_for10...

    https://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/11/16/02/98/le_for10.jpg
  12. Thread: Star Sausage

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    Too late to come up with a good quote from Star...

    Too late to come up with a good quote from Star Sausage, so here's a couple from elsewhere

    'I have seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I...
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    RIP Paddy Hopkirk

    A winner in many classes of motorsport, especially rallying, but for blokes of my generation a household name in car accessories.

    Died a couple of days ago aged 89.
  14. Thread: Guess where

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    Not been there, but I think the SS Badger is...

    Not been there, but I think the SS Badger is famous for plying Lake Michigan.

    What about this?

    https://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/11/16/02/98/img_2036.jpg
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    My fellow brummies, much underrated. Fab' guitar...

    My fellow brummies, much underrated. Fab' guitar intro.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brzzM31G4x8
  16. Thread: BEWARE

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    wish.com is banned in France and blocked from...

    wish.com is banned in France and blocked from appearing on search engines (by court order following a filing by the government department responsible for the repression of fraud).
  17. Thread: Guess where

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    Is that Death Valley?

    Is that Death Valley?
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    I'd say it's a Poljot, the back of the strap is...

    I'd say it's a Poljot, the back of the strap is marked Poljot Classica.
  19. Thread: Real Ray Ban ??

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    Except some crafty Chinese companies mark their...

    Except some crafty Chinese companies mark their products 'CE', which they say, all innocent like, means Chinese Export. Quite coincidentally, the typestyle they use for these two letters is...
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    I had a Santos auto for a few years, sold it to...

    I had a Santos auto for a few years, sold it to fund something else and rather miss it now. I don't know how things are these days, but Cartier service was exemplary and any work I had done was...
  21. Thread: Yacht-Master 40

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    Too blingy to be elegant.

    Too blingy to be elegant.
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    The Omega Speedmaster, Rolex Oyster and Smiths...

    The Omega Speedmaster, Rolex Oyster and Smiths A409 were all normal watches.
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    I've some bad news I'm afraid. Season two ends...

    I've some bad news I'm afraid. Season two ends on a cliff-hanger with lots of unanswered questions, but France Télévision cancelled season 3 due to low viewing figures, so unless it's picked up by...
  24. Thread: Friday 8th

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    I think you should have bought a watch with a...

    I think you should have bought a watch with a date.
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    Just get a 60 quid Vostok Amphibia. Watch will...

    Just get a 60 quid Vostok Amphibia. Watch will keep working until around 800m (more than twice than any human has dived) and break at 1600m.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwNFy2A7rmU
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