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  • in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #117576
    HelloMabel
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    ^Lovely.

    “Actually, ‘Parkay,’ Lister, is not a spread, technically speaking.”
    “It is when you mean it to mean what I mean it to mean, and I mean it to mean, Parkay, Rimmer, Parkaaaay!”

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    No, but my lovely, friendly neighbors do, and they say that as friends of mine you and the Mrs. are both welcome. But I’m in Rosemead so you’d need a working car…

    In case you get the car fixed and want to set something up, I’ll enable messages through the “contact” link.

    in reply to: “What do you want this time? A ham with your homework?” #117919
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Ugh. Hang in there, is all I can say, and make friends with a neighbor who has a pool if possible. It’s the hottest summer on record and definitely not typical – and they say it will get back down to the 80s next week. In other news, a friend just texted me that he wants to go hiking. I think the sun may have fried his brain.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    But then, even SoCal is not bearable in this heat.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Were you exiled?

    Also: you need a week for Austin; 4 days is good for San Antonio. Not in this heat, though.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Just discovered another mondegreen by watching that ‘cultural references’ Youtube video. So that means I’ve had it wrong for, oh, 20 years?

    “Clue, though? You can be Colonel Mustard?”

    Some years ago I even saw “Cluedo” printed somewhere, but still didn’t catch on because in my head I pronounced it “Clue-doo.”

    …Which is a nice tie-in to that other thread.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Pop Culture Explained #117717
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > This is the one I use for research:
    > http://www.red-rose.com/www.cobalt.demon.co.uk/alt.tv.red-dwarf/reflist-…

    This site says Rimmer sings the Dead March from “Saul” by Handel in Future Echoes. It’s actually “Marche Funébre” by Chopin.

    In case you were wondering.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #117617
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I’m sure the dog poo will be lovely.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #117616
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >Up, up, up the ziggaraut, lickety shit.

    Note to self: I really need to stop reading this thread in Starbucks. I laughed so hard I knocked my beverage into the guy next to me’s lap. Luckily it had a lid on. (The beverage.)

    in reply to: Help, help, my TV schedule is empty. #117614
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > I take it you didn’t watch LOST then?

    Oh. He won an Emmy for that, I see. *blushing

    I tried getting into Lost after it had been running for a while, but it was lost on me. :/

    > There ARE too many crime shows these days, and there’s a flood of ones “with a twist” like PoI. The only one of those that I almost like is “Continuum”. I’d like to read your opinions about it.

    Will check it out. Also Alcatraz. Didn’t realize my hobby after college was going to be vegging – but at least I’m enjoying myself. :)

    in reply to: Help, help, my TV schedule is empty. #117281
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I just happened to read that your Channel 5 has picked up “Person of Interest” to premiere on 14 August. I’m *completely* hooked on this show and urge you to give it a try, especially if you’re into crime dramas. I know a lot of people say there are too many crime dramas on TV these days and many of them are basically recycled versions of each other, but this one is different and, I think, incredibly well done.

    You’ve probably seen trailers for it already: it’s a Jonathan Nolan concept and stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P Henderson. I don’t think I’ve seen Emerson in anything else before, but so far his character is my favorite (though I like all of them). The other two actors are probably familiar to you.

    I’m hoping at least some of you will check it out because I’m dying to discuss it with people like you who notice more than I do.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #117459
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Rear we go again.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    The original is also vastly underrated as an actor, in my opinion. Her comedic timing was spot on.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #117444
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Yeah, I enjoy Dave’s writing too. It’s kind of funny that he advertises his blog posts through this thread: “I found this… after I wrote it.” He could create his own thread…

    in reply to: Who is RichardDGNaylor #117443
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >That says more about you than it does the RAC!!

    Well… that’s the last time I wish *you* a happy birthday! ;)

    http://www.ganymede.tv/forum/2012/06/this-is-a-dwarfcast-or-is-it#comment-177753

    in reply to: Who is RichardDGNaylor #117429
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > RACists.

    Believe it or not: ‘RACist jokes’ was what Google thought I was looking for when I googled ‘RAC.’

    Smegging Google.

    in reply to: Who is RichardDGNaylor #117427
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > AA Law was commissioned, but cancelled after the RAC threatened a lawsuit as they saw it as unfair promotion.

    Now, you’re not talking about Alcoholics Anonymous and the Radio Amateurs of Canada, are you?

    in reply to: NORMATHON #117424
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Hell, I’m feeling generous. Send him two!

    in reply to: HEALTH WARNING #117423
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    G&T is solely responsible for my athlete’s hand.

    in reply to: NORMATHON #117416
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Well, to coin a phrase… “Whoops.” :)

    in reply to: NORMATHON #117412
    HelloMabel
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    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #117409
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    ^ agreed

    in reply to: Who is RichardDGNaylor #117408
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >Na law.

    What a coincidence: this is actually the second sequel of a 1980s TV legal drama. The quality of the franchise plummeted as the setting moved from Los Angeles to Massachussetts to Northern Arizona, where Sheriff Joe is a hard living flat-foot who gets the job done by cutting corners, bucking authority and arresting everyone who looks vaguely Mexican.

    in reply to: Who is RichardDGNaylor #117324
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I always assumed Naylor was a rare name because all my life I’d only heard it preceded by Doug. (Until Richard, of course.) But I recently discovered there’s a Barbara Naylor who teaches acting at our local community college, and six of my fb friends have a mutual friend called Craig Naylor. Turns out, the name is everywhere: there are even towns called Naylor in Missouri and Georgia.

    Just thought I’d share.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #117318
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > Why aren’t they using that new logo on the new series!!!!

    I suspect it’s because they wanted BTE to have a singular logo since it was a one-off in every way. RDX is back to the normal series, ergo, back to the black background.

    But I agree: it would have been smashing.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #117280
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Confidence and Paranoia is up, but a quick warning: the audio’s got some definite problems this time. Hopefully this will be sorted out by next week.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #117395
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Not great writing, very self-indulgent… but his heart’s in the right place. :)

    http://www.nerdko.com/2012/07/30/nerdko-celebrates-the-announcement-of-red-dwarf-x/

    in reply to: Is this where the Big Dogs hang out? #117385
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Looks like he needs a mental emetic.

    in reply to: Is this where the Big Dogs hang out? #117381
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Are you trying to say I’ve got a big dog?

    ‘Big’? It’s like two badly parked Greyhounds.

    *Edited. Rats. My favorite episode and I didn’t get the quote right.

    in reply to: Is this where the Big Dogs hang out? #117334
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Well I’m actually a rather small violin teacher. Hi, btw.

    in reply to: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World #117372
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Hi bossk.

    > the input you guys make on this fine forum is worth a shiteload more than any other site by far

    Agreed. In the past week alone I’ve discovered 4 butters and cream cheeses I’d never heard of.

    in reply to: Norm’s post-Dwarf tell-all #117298
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    What does “all processions ruined” mean?

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #117292
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Just because I can’t think of any more forwards ones:

    The Rover’s Rettub

    Oh my God, my name is Billy Doyle and my Cologne is Eau de Yakrap!

    in reply to: Tony Hawks movie #117192
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > Surprisingly little skateboarding.

    The skateboarding page on his site is still one of the most disturbing indictments of our educational system I’ve ever seen. Funny, though.

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #117118
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Or a herd of flesh-eating dinosaurs feeding off the bones of Doug McClurpak?

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    “If it’s not worth doing, give it to Rimmer. He hates the responsibility but constantly fails the engineering exam.”

    “It’s bone-crunching time, me old shiner.” I knew this was wrong but couldn’t work it out for the life of me.

    in reply to: Yet More Doctor Dwarf #116849
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I once busted my butt on a 40-page faesis.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    They are. Cookies is cookies.

    Another non Red Dwarf one: Ra’s Uncle (Ra’s al Ghul)

    in reply to: Yet More Doctor Dwarf #116874
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Tardies.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Yeah I wish GNP had been there, if nothing else so that BBC America and/or local PBS stations might get it on their radar (since they were there for that big Doctor Who panel). I sent a polite e-mail to KOCE last week but got no response – odd for them. Maybe I’ll try again after the trailer’s released.

    If they’re at next year’s Comic-Con, I hope I can go. It always seems to be a weekend when I have too much on my plate already.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Ben, I assume you went to Comic-Con again this year? Did you have a table? Was there any buzz about RDX?

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Yeah, “All legal” is what I heard.

    I have to go back and remind myself because I have a lot more, probably including some really embarrassing ones. I watched for years on home-recorded VHS before buying the box set of DVDs and discovering how totally, utterly and completely wrongly I was hearing everything.

    I know there are also a few of them where I’m not sure who’s right – me or the subtitles.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    You’d better b’lieve in add do.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116988
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Yeah, I suspected some might be frustrated by this. I was glad to hear Cappsy point out some things, like Ed’s split-screen work, in his e-mail.

    Though I have some of the same qualms as Ian, I’ll say a few things on Shane’s behalf since he’s not here. (Sarah never claimed to be an expert – just someone who likes the show. Anyway, compared to Heath and Angela, they are experts.)

    The bit about Chris first, since that was the most offensive. It became much less so when I realized Shane had gotten his words turned around. He meant the characters are caricatures of the actors, not vice versa. It’s still a gross generalization, but Craig made the same generalization in one of the bts docs.

    I think Shane got much of his info from these docs. He could be forgiven for misremembering some things as there is SO much info available these days. Angela and Heath are learning way more than I did when I first watched. The misinformation is irksome for us, but I doubt it’ll diminish their enjoyment of the show. Angela and Heath will get everything straightened out eventually (read: when they join G&T, which I expect they will).

    Regarding looking things up, having Shane open up TOS while watching would indeed be a good suggestion if anyone plans on writing to them. This sounds like their first foray into podcasting. I don’t know if that’s a good excuse, but I do know I’ve heard many other, far less entertaining podcasts which would have benefited from having a reference or two handy.

    Finally, keep in mind that you (Ian) and the other G&T staff are uber-qualified both as podcasters and as experts. Only Doug and Ed and a handful of others would be as expert as you. If it were my job (God forbid) I would certainly leave out important stuff too – not just stuff I still don’t know, but stuff I do know and neglect to mention in the moment.

    The Introcast is neither perfect, nor comparable in any way to the DwarfCasts, but as podcasts go it’s one of the more entertaining ones. I can forgive some inaccuracies from Shane because I love reliving through Heath and Angela all my old discoveries and reactions, especially to the characters and the writing, their analysis of the internal logic, and the speculation. Mostly, I love seeing the show stand up to the test of time and gain new fans.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116992
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I’m stopping 3.5 minutes in to observe that Heath is already the type of Red Dwarf fan who casually inserts quotes from the show into his conversational speech. Can I get an ‘awesome.’

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116990
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Probably, but thanks for the heads up anyway. One more student today and then I get to have a listen.

    in reply to: Robbed Llewellyn #117013
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Poor Bobby. Though it’s unlikely, as he said, I do hope they catch the smeggers.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116999
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Yes, I can’t wait for that one either! They’ll probably go, “My version was better.” (Tongue in cheek of course.) I’m also waiting to hear how they like Craig Ferguson as Confidence.

    I was surprised how taken aback they were by Lister’s relatively nonchalant reaction to his situation. I remember reacting strongly to the plot itself, but not to how Lister deals with it (I was pretty young, though). Even though they were (half) kidding with their grotesque theories about the cat race, it was well-reasoned since “The End” deals with mass death in such a blithe way.

    (I do remember thinking, as they did, it was really cool that the first episode was called “The End.”)

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116952
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > For them it’s new Red Dwarf every week for over a year. ;)

    True! Lucky them. But if they’re hooked on it (sounds like they are, given they gave Future Echoes a 9 and an 8) and when PBS and/or BBC America picks up RDX, it will take tons of willpower to not tune in even with most of the old eps still unseen. It would for me, anyway.

    Interesting that Sarah found it ploddy and gave it a 5. Maybe she will turn out to be the podcast’s voice of dissent.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116951
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    It took me awhile too. I suggest you start with Future Echoes. :)

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116914
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I’m enjoying these! It reminds me of when I was experiencing the show for the first time. But I’ll feel bad for the two Americans come October/November when all of us are sinking our teeth into RDX and they still have to play catch up (1 episode a week puts them only around series 3-4 by then). Maybe they’ll go ahead and watch it anyway.

    Heath mentioned that he really likes the main theme and it occurred to me that when I rewatch the episodes, even if it’s without cast commentary or simultaneous DwarfCast, when I get to the end I still always let the main theme play all the way through. Sometimes I sing along and sometimes I just listen. I don’t do that with most other shows. What do you all do?

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #116901
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    He does know channel Dave was not really named after Lister, doesn’t he? I think I’ll leave him a comment just in case.

    Also: Aww.

    in reply to: Londonfilmandcomiccon issues :-/ #116900
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    If it were really self aware, it would have said Pot Noodle instead of Ramen.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Oh, you thought I looked it up and then stopped at 2. That would be amusing. :)

    Actually it was far nerdier than that: I couldn’t be bothered to look it up, but I’ve memorized some of the list. Like the list of American presidents, I can name the first handful and the most recent ones (and the standout ones like Lincoln, which don’t really have a Dwarfcast equivalent).

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116750
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    You must be joking. Tell me you’re joking.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116909
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > We were actually going to do this with Red Dwarf, and we sat down to watch Gunmen, but five minutes in he said, “This is like Saved By The Bell.”

    Saved By The Bell is like porridge in high school – gloopy crap that everyone avoids.

    in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #116908
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Happy birthday, Ori. :)

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > http://www.ganymede.tv/indepth/celebrities-disfigured

    I had only heard this project mentioned in an early DwarfCast in reference to Craig’s previous attitude toward fans. If people who are new to G&T are reading the above link for the first time, it’s worth pointing out that this is 8 years old and Craig’s opinion of Dwarf fandom seems to have evolved quite a bit since then. (See DwarfCasts 1, 2 and others that cover the later conventions.)

    in reply to: Collectible item from original Red Dwarf model #116808
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > I’m stone-cold-steve-certain that everyone would get a kick out of it being viewable for a day or three (though we’d probably have to put towels on the floor in front of it).

    Oh man, I would love to see that in real life.

    If you do decide to auction it at DJ, that’s going to be one thrilling auction! Thanks very much for having the presence of mind to save that piece all those years ago – and best of luck selling it. :)

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #117016
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I may be slow, butter I get there in the end.

    in reply to: Question for those who saw an episode (or more) filmed #117014
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Butter trained, butter equipped, butter… butter. Just butter.

    Of course it took me over a month, when everyone else has long since forgotten about this thread, to think of a pun to contribute. Of course.

    in reply to: PEACE IN OUR TIME #116667
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    :)

    That is all.

    in reply to: He’s refusing the blindfold #116387
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    It’s a case of art imitating… art.

    in reply to: Space Mining #116323
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Assuming asteroids are devoid of life, much better to do any sort of mining out there rather than continue messing up our own planet. I’m in favor.

    in reply to: Vindaloovian vs. Vindalooian #116371
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Send me a postcard from Poppadomopolis.

    in reply to: Riddles. #116272
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Round 2:

    Why did David Ross come back to Red Dwarf as Talkie Toaster?

    Up lem off spiro of gyro.

    in reply to: Riddles. #116271
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    You win! :)

    in reply to: Can Kryten prosecute for idea theft? #116251
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I think we’ve experienced this period of time before, Sir. (If I weren’t posting from my phone I would link to “Bobby Llew Tests His NDA” here.)

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    You’re right that if any American station would show anything without ads, it would be a PBS station. But if talking about Star Trek, it was never shown on PBS in any of its incarnations. I don’t think any PBS station has enough $ to pick up anything from Paramount. The DVDs will obviously have the show without commercials, but I couldn’t speak to how elegant the edits are since I don’t own those DVDs. I’d assume it’s a normal edit with a second or 2 of black screen standing in where the ads were.

    in reply to: Riddles. #116252
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Ha! Thanks for that read. I would never introduce hair growth as an actual topic on here, I just wanted to make up a riddle – in case there are other puzzle fiends among us here. If not, fine too.

    in reply to: A Prince Among Men #116303
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    True enough. (: and all this time I thought I was weird for sympathizing with Rimmer!

    in reply to: A Prince Among Men #116296
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    There was much discussion about this show back in the newsgroup/mailing list days, so I feel as if I’ve seen it even though I can’t possibly have.

    Interestingly, the premise is slightly reminiscent of the hugely popular Married With Children – both are about a former athlete, his disfunctional relationship with his family and what he’s doing now that his sports career is over. The rather large difference being, Al Bundy gave up a promising but not guaranteed football career (he hadn’t been signed yet) to do the honorable thing and take a job he hates in order to support his family, whereas Gary Prince had two lucrative careers but apparently not a single redeeming quality. I guess you could argue that series 1 Rimmer doesn’t either, but even at his most insufferable Rimmer’s still the character we love to hate (I think I’m quoting Tanya there). In Brittas Empire, Brittas’s cluelessness was also endearing somehow, even though that character gets really tiresome – but all indications are Gary Prince was just irritating. I’m sure he would have grown more nuanced eventually, but man, it’s a wonder the show lasted as long as 12 episodes.

    “The Optician” was beautiful, though.

    in reply to: Community #116203
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >”And I guess the cast of Red Dwarf too.”

    Red Dwarf cast: the crazy brother-in-law of famous guest stars.

    in reply to: The Late Late Show with Confidence (Craig Ferguson) #116259
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Stabby: I know lodging costs is hardly the biggest obstacle, but if it would help, you could camp out on our sofa. I ran it by the bf and he’s cool with that.

    in reply to: The Late Late Show with Confidence (Craig Ferguson) #116046
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    @ Adam – oh yeah, thanks for reminding me about the Stephen Fry episode! Yes, definitely another don’t miss ep.
    He is a Dwarf fan of course, seeing as how they hired him once. He had Hattie on Late Late once and they mentioned how it was a shame they weren’t both on RD at the same time.

    in reply to: The Late Late Show with Confidence (Craig Ferguson) #116039
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    First attempt at posting from phone, i remember others had difficulties so we’ll see how it goes.

    Yes, I love The Late Late Show! Definitely better than any other shows in the genre or any previous hosts of the show. The writing is awesome, especially the camera gags. (I’m not in the industry so not sure if ‘camera gag’ is the right name for it- when the joke is something like the camera starts rolling and the guest isn’t aware of it, or like the dead air at the beginning of the above clip.)

    I’ll never forget seeing CF on the Drew Carey Show and thinking, no way is that Lister’s Confidence. That dude is hot! But his delivery was still impeccable and seems to have gotten even better. seeing him get the late late show gig was thrilling especially when he turned out to be so good at hosting. My big recommendation: the Desmond Tutu episode. But you probably knew I would say that.

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    …I suppose if any good news had come from the call to Goodall, Doug would have shared it by now?

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #116137
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Nice one Ori! I’m cheered up already. :)

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #116136
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Great article, thanks Dave!

    Oh man, I’d never heard about DJJ’s false detainment in Minehead. It’s shocking how many people have been arrested or detained just for being black. I’ve had 2 friends get pulled over on a “DWB.” I know there are good police out there and I do appreciate their work, but there are still a disturbing number of sad ones with nothing better to do than “racial profiling” – yet another euphemism for racism. (Sorry if I come off as fixated on racism. It’s been on my mind a lot lately because of the Trayvon Martin story.)

    in reply to: URGENT CRAIG CHARLES UPDATE #116098
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Seconds I spent shaking my head in pity before realizing you used command-F: 12. (approximate)

    in reply to: Netflix #116097
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee388/Fluffy_Wok/Random/reddwarfnetf…
    What an odd crop – rather than faces we get chins. They should have stuck eyeballs on while they were at it.

    >“Camp”? A slasher tagged that, didn’t they? ;-)
    Netflix bought the exclusive rights to the Gayray episode. #dwarffact

    in reply to: Jupiter Mining Corporation at Wonder-Con 2012 #116060
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >If I can get there, sure. We’re getting ready to move to Encino, so it may not be on the cards.

    Ah, moving is the pits – especially unpacking. I’ll probably be living out of boxes at least until summer from my recent move. Well, hope to meet you and yours tomorrow or maybe at some other future gig.

    in reply to: Whatever happened to…whatever that was? #116059
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Evverybody! “Didn’t we have a miserable time…”

    in reply to: Jupiter Mining Corporation at Wonder-Con 2012 #116003
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I like rain too, just not driving the freeway in it when *four* separate smegging commuters independently decide to either merge into me, or go 20 mph in front of me so they can finish their Great American Novel via text message.

    I have a gig this Saturday at Pinocchio’s on Lake Ave in Pasadena. It’d be nice to shake the hand of a fellow G&Ter. Bring friends, it should be a good show deserving of an audience. The violinist will be me.

    in reply to: Jupiter Mining Corporation at Wonder-Con 2012 #115998
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >I got back from Anaheim last nigh after spending four days there for Wonder-Con

    Lucky you, I was on the freeways in the rain all weekend.

    in reply to: Custom Mount for Series 8 Gun Prop #115977
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Yeah, well done! Which room’s it in then?

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Dare we hope?

    in reply to: Community #115956
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >And lesson learnt: if you are the uninitiated intending to check out Community, watch them all in order from the start. And stick with it. It’s worth it.

    Message received. (: I am the uninitiated, but not for long – the school where I’m teaching goes on Spring Break in a couple weeks… :))))

    HelloMabel
    Participant

    The Rimmer graveyard planet music in Stoke Me a Clipper gets me every time. Observation Dome music is a very close second.

    in reply to: Google+ #115953
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    I don’t have Google+ yet, but some of my friends do. If enough switch over then I’ll switch too. Frankly I’ve had it up to here with Smegbook.

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #115908
    HelloMabel
    Participant
    in reply to: Craig And Danny did Kryten #115900
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    DJJ mentioned a pub in Grenada called the Red Dwarf! It’s about 16 minutes into the video. :)

    in reply to: Craig And Danny did Kryten #115898
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Aw. That was brilliant – as usual. What a couple of gents – as usual! Thanks for for sharing, Ori!
    Anyone fancy an excursion to the Red Dwarf pub in Spain?

    in reply to: Craig And Danny did Kryten #115376
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >I wonder if this is the extent of the Craig and Danny mechanoid make up job, or whether they put a bit more work into this after the picture was taken…

    I hope they did more work on it. Too bad they couldn’t have found some brown foam rubber rather than coloring it in. It just looks like Mech Cat was down the coal mine too long.

    in reply to: Did Firesign Theater ever get over the pond? #115375
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >You what?

    Could you be more specific?

    in reply to: Craig And Danny did Kryten #115803
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >I never quite got why people think blacking up is ‘racist’. Could someone actually explain to me succinctly why it is?

    Blackface is racist for two reasons. First, the exaggerated features, particularly the large white eyes, portray black people as ugly, subhuman freaks. Second, there is a painful history of exploitation of the black culture by white people in the music industry. Believe it or not, minstrelsy was the first financially lucrative American popular music. The first sound film featured Al Jolson, a white man in blackface singing Mammy.

    in reply to: Craig Charles on Breakfast #115888
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Thanks Clare! (:

    in reply to: Community #115882
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Cheers Ben, will check it out. (:

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #115853
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    What, a smeg-talking competition?

    in reply to: Community #115852
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Too bad that at least one of the Americans here has never heard of it! I clicked on this thread expecting it to be about the G&T community. Suppose I have to check it out now with so many ringing endorsements. (:

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