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March 27th, 2015


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03:29 pm - (Almost) End-of-Month Potpourri
I have been working and/or sick-and-working for the past weeks, but I have fifteen minutes to breathe... and to comment on various doings. Without further ado:

*on l'affaire Clarkson -- I am saddened yet somehow unsurprised that Jeremy Clarkson, who has played an amusing but loud-mouthed bully on Top Gear, is a significantly less amusing, physically abusive bully to his colleagues in real life. While it's too damn bad that Top Gear will lose its centrepiece, he couldn't be allowed to behave so atrociously and not face repercussions.

*on the promised return of The X-Files -- SQUEEEEE. [runs around happily with hands in air, in manner of Muppet or similar] I am one of the few who liked the 2008 film, and I can't wait to see how the six episodes will shape up. I ride for Mulder and Scully.

*on the departure of Zayn Malik from One Direction -- I am slightly surprised that I actually know who he is, and I wish him well. Hope the four who are left can carry on.

*I am deeply appreciative of the model and the clothing in the Oliver Sweeney ad campaign, as collected by Grey Fox.

*On today being the last day of Nicholas Hytner's artistic directorship of the National Theatre -- #ThankYouNick. It's been a great run.

Hugs to all, and may you have a great weekend!

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From:cindergal
Date:March 27th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I loved the second X Files movie as well. *squees with yout*
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2015 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Wheee! Let's dance in celebration!

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:March 27th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
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I live under a rock, I missed all those things. (I'm not actually sure I've even heard of One Direction.)

However, the return of the X-Files is pretty awesome.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I rather like some of One Direction's songs -- "Best Song Ever" is a delight, as is the video. I am not their true audience, but good luck to them. :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:paratti
Date:March 27th, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)

Top Gear

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I suspect all three will end up Sky.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Top Gear

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Yes, you're probably right. I likely won't watch any more, although I'll revisit some of my DVDs. :(

[hugs]

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From:paratti
Date:March 28th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)

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Same here. Though it will still, presumably, be repeated wall to wall on Dave.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2015 03:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Top Gear

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Likely to be repeated endlessly on BBC America too!
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From:gwynnega
Date:March 27th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Have a great weekend, Lori!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Cheers and hugs to you!
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From:anne_d
Date:March 28th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
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On more X-Files - I squeed too, and then emailed several people with the good news.

While I didn't love the second X-files movie, there were aspects that I certainly appreciated. And with the Younger Daughter working her way through the series, I had an excuse to buy the DVD, so I'll finally get to watch the uncut no-commercials version.

Happy weekend, L!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for re-watches and for you! :)

Hugs and a good weekend.
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:March 28th, 2015 03:24 am (UTC)
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Those are beautiful clothes, on the site you linked to. I'd like to date a stylish man, or any man. No, that's not true.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2015 12:32 pm (UTC)
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weren't those clothes on that gentleman fabulous?

Where I live, such glittering masculine beauty of a certain age doesn't really happen....

Hugs and healing!
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From:ljrags
Date:March 28th, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Feel better soonest! As usual, love the fashion pics you find!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 29th, 2015 11:08 am (UTC)
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Thank you! As soon as the pollen subsides, I'll be fine. :)

Cheers and a lovely Sunday to you, with books and tea!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 29th, 2015 01:16 pm (UTC)
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And a great Sunday to you, L!

[more hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:March 29th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
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I heard about the return of The X-Files, I'll have to brush up a bit on it. I don't even remember if I've seen the 2nd movie.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 29th, 2015 10:54 pm (UTC)
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The 2nd X-Files movie is kind of talky, but in ways I really liked. I need to rewatch. :)
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From:roguedemon
Date:March 31st, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
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I'm not actually sure I saw the second movie. I most likely did, but I've forgotten what happened. I remember the first one as being rather lame. I also admit I stopped watching the show regularly during the last season or so, because it seemed to be going off the the rails IMO. But I am definitely up for this revival. It will be nice to revisit these characters.

I like the clothes and the model, but I just can't get behind that beard. I am not into this whole mountain man beard trend. I'm all about being able to see a man's bone structure. ;)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 1st, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
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I confess that while I'm not a fan of beards as such, I do like that glorious silver beard on the model in the picture. But yes, the "mountain man beard trend" does not speak to me. :)

Hugs hugs!

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