A Conversation for Wind force twelve abaft the Beam

Cabin 13 (V) The Lighthouse Bar

Post 13261

pauh, still writing

We're even, Pierce. You saw "A Royal Affair," which never came to my area, and I saw "Les Miserables,"which I thought was the best movie of the year as I was leaving the theater afterwards.

I tend to avoid movies which are likely to be too much for my nerves. I joked with the theater staff the other night as I was going in to see "The Big Wedding." No car crashes, no bombs, I said. On the way out5 afterwards, I mentioned that Robert Di Niro got punched in the nose a couple times by Diane Keaton. smiley - biggrin

I saw "The Company you keep" last week. It reminded me how much of what happened in the 1960s would today be regarded as terrorism.


Cabin 13 (V) The Lighthouse Bar

Post 13262

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

I saw de Niro in "The Silver Lining's Playbook". A strange and remarkable film which deserves recommendation

I'll have another smiley - bubbly, Shagbark smiley - cheers

smiley - pirate


Cabin 13 (V) The Lighthouse Bar

Post 13263

shagbark

smiley - bubbly here you are captain.
I still remember the days you would ask light
and she whou give it to you here.


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Post 13264

pauh, still writing

I remember Guido, who helped serve drinks at Batty's parties. Since Batty's no longer a regular here, maybe we could ask if Guido come come help us?


Cabin 13 (V) The Lighthouse Bar

Post 13265

Lighthousegirl - back on board

* errrr - she pops in most days but help always welcome! *


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Post 13266

shagbark

so light , can I have a pggb, it has been a rough day.


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Post 13267

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

It sure has. I helped a good friend meet an appointment this morning - only to find out we were a week too early smiley - rofl

Guido is of course very welcome - as long as he does not get in the way of smiley - lighthousesmiley - diva and NSDW

smiley - pirate


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Post 13268

shagbark

smiley - pggb I had to miss my grandsons 15th birthday celebration todaqy because of a meeting I had to attend. sometimes I feel I'm about ready to walk the plank smiley - pggb


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Post 13269

pauh, still writing

Walk the plank? Be sure to wear your wetsuit if you do. Last night I saw "Kon Tiki," and was amazed to find that Thor Heyerdahl couldn't swim.


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Post 13270

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

Good film, isn't it? I remembered the story vividly and still it was like sort of a cliffhanger at times smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate


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Post 13271

shagbark

Caqn you believe it, they hadn't invented satellitye phones or GPS when he made that trip. If he had sunk, only the smiley - fish would have known where.


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Post 13272

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

In many ways it was a journey more foolhardy than the first trip to the smiley - moon

smiley - pirate


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Post 13273

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

It's not like I want to belittle the astronauts and cosmonauts. The Apollo crew sat in a tin can on top of thousands of tons of rocket fuel and were aided by a computer smaller than the one sitting in my washing machine smiley - yikes

smiley - pirate


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Post 13274

pauh, still writing

Various members of the Kon-Tiki crew begged Heyerdahl to reinforce the ropes that were binding the balsa logs together. he refused to do it. He said that it worked for the earlier navigators 1,500 years earlier, and it would work for his crew. This did, in fact, happen. The raft bashed against a reef, but the crew were able to wade ashore and bask in the glow of international media attention.


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Post 13275

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

But I seem to remember from Heyerdahl's own Oscar winning documentary film (in black and white, of course) that the crew actually reinforced or changed some of the ropes. Not with steel wire, as suggested by one, but with the same kind of ropes originally used.

I'm not sure about this, though. At my age memory is a tricky mistress smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate


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Post 13276

pauh, still writing

But reinforcement with the same kind of ropes would in no way be a problem. The raft would be just as authentic as it was before.


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Post 13277

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

yes, of course, I didn't think it would not smiley - ok

Just returned from watching The Great Gatsby. Leonardo DiCaprio certainly has grown and is now able to play roles as an adult convincingly.

The film is spectacular, but it better be - and I still prefer the version from the mid 70's with Mia Farrow and Robert Redford. By far the best of the two versions I have seen until now. (There are 5 - well, there used to be, the first disappeared long ago, according to my sources).

smiley - pirate


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Post 13278

Lighthousegirl - back on board

* tops up everyone's glasses *


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Post 13279

shagbark

smiley - ta Light smiley - pggb


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Post 13280

pauh, still writing

I saw "Star Trek Into darkness"last night. Quite a lot of action and excitement. Who knew Spock was going to get into a fist fight with Khan?


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