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26 October 2013
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fabfouremily said
I just realised... What was up with me this morning!? The extended HIGNFY is HIG more NFY, isn't it? Course. I remember.
Anyway, what is the Rocky Horror Show? Anyone care to explain? I've heard about it a lot but never got round to finding out what it is exactly.

Its one of those campy, cult classic films/plays and the audience can participate at yelling or throwing stuff at the screen or stage or act out scenes. Its not for everyone. Its a pretty surreal movie/play to begin with, so you just add the craziness to it and yeah. This is my first time going to a movie showing of it. I've seen the movie several times at home, I own the blu ray. 

26 October 2013
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RHPS is the only film I know of that really has audience participation in it, so you're safe with other films

 

All together now:

Brad Majors

ASSHOLE!

Dammit Janet, lets go screw

*Windshield wipers motion* Asshole, slut, asshole, slut

27 October 2013
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Well, I survived Rocky Horror at the dinner theatre. Actually, it was very good. A few observations:

1.) The main course was meat loaf. The wife is convinced this was done because Meat Loaf (the singer) was in the movie. I don't like meat loaf, but I didn't pay for the meal, so I ate it.
2.) Dammit, Janet, she was HOT. Just as in the movie, the Brad and Janet actors got in various stages of undress, and much like Susan Sarandon in the movie, the actress who played Janet had breasts for days. The Magenta actress was very nice to look at, too.
3.) Then there was Frank-N-Furter. The actor who played him rocked the garter and all. And just my luck, I got up close and a little too personal with Frank-N-Furter. Where we were sitting in the theatre, we were on the ground level with the stage, and in a dinner theatre, you're liable to be part of the show, so when Frank chased Rocky around, he ran right up to me and says (in his Tim Curry voice) "You're not Rocky!" Then, 2 minutes later, Frank chases Rocky again, Frank runs right up to me and shouts "You're still not Rocky!" 10 minutes later, Frank chases Eddie with the ax, and yep, ran up to me and goes "You're not Eddie, either!" If I never get close to a man wearing a garter, stockings and black briefs ever again, it'll be a blessing.
4.) These two idiot couples acted like this was the midnight movie showing and brought props. Very distracting, and at one point the Brad actor shot them a glare.
5.) The narrator ("It's just a jump to the left..." guy) is one of my co-workers at the radio station I work at and the guy who gave us the tickets for the show. I didn't know he was in the show until the lady who seated us told me. 
6.) Save for Janet, EVERY actor had a visible tattoo. Frank-N-Furter had multiple tattoos. Don't know why I felt the need to share that, but I did, so there ya go.

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27 October 2013
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Glad to hear y'all had a good time! a-hard-days-night-george-9

28 October 2013
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I began and finished the first series of Call The Midwife from the BBC. It is surprisingly really good. 

28 October 2013
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I watched the Christmas special for the first time and I really liked it, wish I'd watched the series from the beginning.

Why were you surprised it's good, sky? Any particular reason?

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28 October 2013
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fabfouremily said
I watched the Christmas special for the first time and I really liked it, wish I'd watched the series from the beginning.

Why were you surprised it's good, sky? Any particular reason?

I'm not particularly into medical shows because I normally find them boring or gross (depending how graphic). On the other hand, I am into period pieces like Mad Men and history in general. I am very intrigued by the story plot of life in post war Britain and social issues. Its a side to Britain I think most Americans do not see or think about for that matter. 

28 October 2013
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I don't suppose they do think about it, no, because it's not part of your history. There's probably a number of ''things'' relating to the history of America that we aren't particularly aware or concious of (though, less, I imagine, as your history is considerably shorter than ours).

There's a new series starting soon, I think :)

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28 October 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Thats true. 

I always knew about Britain bombed out during WWII, but I really didn't know the effects were still going on well into the 50s. Here in America, people paint this picture of the "Golden 50s", which I know there was more to that such as abusive relationships, but compared to lives being shattered by bombings its a complete different story. 

Yes, theres a new series starting at the beginning of the new year and there is also another Christmas special. a-hard-days-night-george-9

28 October 2013
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^ I remember that some goods were still in short supply early in the 60s.  My uncle was from Coventry which got almost totally demolished, it was still being rebuilt when we visited him.

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28 October 2013
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The Beatles weren't strangers to Liverpool's bombsites...

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28 October 2013
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mja6758 said
The Beatles weren't strangers to Liverpool's bombsites...

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Thanks Mja

I have often tried to figure out where the damaged car might have come from (not knowing the location) and now it makes sense. 

trcanberra said
^ I remember that some goods were still in short supply early in the 60s.  My uncle was from Coventry which got almost totally demolished, it was still being rebuilt when we visited him.

Omg wow. ahdn_paul_06

It reminds me a bit of hurricanes, particularly Hurricane Camille which happened before I was born; however, even a few years after I was born, which was more then 20 years after it made landfall you could still see the scars. With Hurricane Katrina the process has been quicker and I suppose that is due to modern global interaction such as the internet and FEMA(what little good it does that is). 

28 October 2013
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Reminds me of the Plantations on Ireland by the British, 600 years on the effects are still being felt, the fact that I'm typing in English being a big one...

If English was taught in the way that Irish is being taught in schools then I'd be talking in shi*ty English about the use of personifaction in poems and I wouldn't be able to construct a simple sentence, I'd simply learn everything off.

Thanks Britain! Oh and cheers for giving our country small amounts of food during a massive famine :)

(And people say I don't hold grudges) Britain still has 22 countries that they haven't invaded yet in recorded history..get a move on! :P

 

Ah no y'all are a lovely bunch on people and ye can keep Northern Ireland, we don't want it a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

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29 October 2013
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They could have grabbed the US back a few weeks ago when our government was in limbo. 

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I seriously wonder about our government sometimes. 

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I just noticed that Hulu has two episodes from Season 5 of Misfits. Aiieeeee!!!! But difficult as it will be, I'm going to hold off until the entire season is up and watch it all together. So excited!

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Breaking Bas was amazing.  I'm watching it for the second time.

Another really REALLY good show is "Derek" with Ricky Jarvis.  Every episode of the first season (they just started filming the second) has made me laugh yet give me so many feels at the same time.  It's a great show, everyone should watch it.  

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Derek was an incredibly brave bit of television, and one of my favourite series of the year. Over here it was pretty controversial, and Gervais was accused of mocking the mentally disabled. Instead of should have been applauded for reflecting too many of our prejudices.

I don't know how many episodes you've seen, six or seven. If you have seen the first series, that was six episodes, but there is a seventh (actually the first as it's the original pilot from 2012). It may have been added to the first series outside the UK though, I don't know. But if you've only seen the six, the pilot is worth finding.

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7 November 2013
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It was very brave. I liked it, though, or at least the episodes I got round to seeing. I think my sister watched it every week and she loved it. I remember watching the advert and the guy's talking about that frog and how the factory stopped making them after that thing came out :)

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Well, it's that time of the year here in America when we get Downton Abbey on your local viewer-funded PBS station. My wife doesn't commander the TV all that often, but for this show, forget it. She's got her feet up, she's got her sweet tea, and she's got her tissues all ready to go. She gave me my football all day, so now I give her her Downton.

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Well, it's that time of the year here in America when we get Downton Abbey on your local viewer-funded PBS station. My wife doesn't commander the TV all that often, but for this show, forget it. She's got her feet up, she's got her sweet tea, and she's got her tissues all ready to go. She gave me my football all day, so now I give her her Downton.

I'm recording it for watching during the week. The Mrs. has good tastes in shows. You can tell her I approve...but wait til the show is over to do so if you want peace in the coming week. Is the little one being quiet so mom can enjoy the show?

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