caz963: (CJ oh no)
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To be honest, I'm not 100% sure. And these days, people can be allergic to so many things, that it's almost impossible to find out without incredibly extensive testing!

atchoooo! )
caz963: (snowman animated)
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Well, in our house, Christmas isn't Christmas without viewings of Scrooge (the 1951 version with Alastair Sim, IMO the best version of them all), It's a Wonderful Life and The Muppet Christmas Carol! What? It's the Muppets. You don't diss the Muppets!

Eric and Ern are sadly no longer with us, but there are always repeats of their Christmas specials or of compilation shows on Gold, and they're still worth watching. I remember that when they bowed out, it was the turn of The Two Ronnies to take over the top slot.

But there wasn't anyone to take over from them in that variety-show-type format and I suppose that by the time they retired, TV had moved on. But it didn't move away from the double act - because then the coveted BBC Christmas Special spot was taken over by Del and Rodney as Only Fools and Horses pulled in massive audiences, in the day before Sky and cable telly fragmented the viewing figures. I remember the first time I saw the Batman and Robin scene in the 1996 special (which I believe pulled in in excess of 26 million viewers) - I was literally crying with laughter.

Now, the days of audiences in excess of 25 million are long gone, as is the comedy Christmas special featuring some of the country's most loved actors and entertainers.

But you know what? The BBC is one lucky bastard of a corporation. They said goodbye to Del and Rodney in 2003, two iconic characters who had become part of British TV history and two years later, they've filled the gap in a completely different way with another iconic TV character.

I'm delighed that Doctor Who has become as much a part of Christmas for some of us as Eric and Ern were, albeit in a completely different way. Although maybe one of these years they could produce a play wot Moff wrote and get Trinity Wells out of retirement to head up the newsreader's song and dance number!
caz963: (Default)
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Meh. I'm tired and hungry so don't expect anything imaginitive under here.

Very obvious answer is very obvious. )

I've seen a lot of very serious answers to this question - ranging from going back in time to kill Hitler to being able to spend that time with a loved one.

But I don't think I've got a serious answer really. Sure, there's stuff I'd like to do, but there's nothing I can think of that I could fix in ten minutes. So instead I've chosen something that might not fix anything but would sure as hell make me feel a lot better about the way things are!!
caz963: (DW Ten and Donna not from Mars)
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Considering I write the stuff, it would be odd if I answered anything other than "love it", wouldn't it?

Read more... )
caz963: (DW Ten Donna Tardis)
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I'd tell them that on the whole, humanity is a wonderful species with some serious problems. I'd tell them about Mozart and Beethoven and Charles Dickens and Jane Austen and Monet and van Gogh - and chocolate and that being a mum is the best - and hardest - job in the world.

I'd talk about the appalling disgrace of there being so many people in the world still living in poverty, and fighting (and killing) each other. I'd tell them about ignorance and bigotry and small-mindedness - but also about our amazing capacity for generosity and selflessness.

Do I go for a visit?

If the ship's a little blue box, and the alien looks like David Tennant?

Um. Let me think...
caz963: (votd fire)
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I saw this and... yep, you're way ahead of me.

I don't have a lucky or unlucky piece of clothing.

But I know a man who does )

That's me. Any excuse!
caz963: (Kermit coffee)
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I've had both cats and dogs as pets, but I'm definitely more of a cat person. The pet dogs I had as a kid, and we had a cat at the same time.

We have 2 cats now - the most we've had is 3 - a really fluffy tabby of 14 (Mimi) and a sleek black and white mog of 11 (Tippi). Having cats in the first place wasn't actually my choice; Mr Caz #1 and I didn't have any pets, but Mr Caz #2 had a couple of moggies that came as part of the deal :) Not that I had any objections; I like cats.

As for considering someone who had a different preference... it's a tough one. I mean, if you're willing to dump someone just because they don't like the same pet that you do, then surely you should be questioning other things in your relationship! On the other hand though, while I've had pet dogs, they tended to be small ones. Not the yapping rat type, just not all that big. I admit I'm not fond of big dogs. Partly for practical reasons - if you live in a normal-sized house, they take up a lot of room - and they smell. I'm sorry, but you can always tell if there are large dogs in a house the minute you walk in, regardless of how clean the place is.

The kids have occasionally mentioned the idea of getting a puppy, but I'm not all that keen - so we'll try to stave that off and stick with the cats.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]J' adore "La Marseillaise"!! C'est une bonne melodie :-)

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