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It's Chriiiisssstmaaaaasssss!!!
(12-21-2017, 03:14 PM)Ah Bhuna Matata Wrote:
(12-21-2017, 03:11 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote: Stayed up to watch 'It's a Wonderful Life' last night. First time I've ever seen it. Well worth it. Dated, obviously, but still made me blub.

We only have the terrestrial TV channels with a very limited set of freeview channels due to location, but one of us has accidentally hit the 'Amazon Prime' button while ordering gifts (not for the first time), so this time, we're taking advantage of the free trial period and taking in a few films. Somehow I get the feeling the it won't end with the free trial period.

Am just in the process of deciding whether to switch from Netflix to Amazon prime, the amount of add ons you have to pay for make it look like a worse deal to me, but the music streaming options are a bonus.

Just be careful, if you switch to Prime you get some music but not all of it, and certainly not the latest releases. It’s about 8 quid a month for Prime Music, which has everything. I use it and think it’s well worth it. Less than a tenner a month for access to almost every album ever released.
Do pleased to be finished for Chrimbo break now, been a tough year but flying to LA weekend will help!
(11-11-2017, 05:46 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote: OK, I know that for the purists, Christmas starts in December, and in general, I'm fine with that. But the tradition in the Killer household is that on this weekend every year, the festivities start. It's the baking of the Christmas cake.

CDs are on the go. Christmas compilation and some top festive Andy Williams crooning - "Do you hear what I hear?" Yes Andy, I've got the volume full up! Chris Rea's looking at the driver next to him. And no Chris, he's not 'just the same'. Unless by coincidence the driver next to you is a multi-millionaire gravelly voiced Geordie musician.

Juniorkiller's beating the eggs, butter and sugar. Mrs Killer's giving instructions and generally overseeing the whole operation but getting totally frustrated with the realisation that no one's listening to her. Junior's playing air guitar and generally assing around, and DK's not exactly discouraging her and is scoffing shed loads of glacé cherries. 

I suspect the cake mixture's gone magnificently awry because this cake appears to be 97% fruit - like Kylie asking me to hurry down her chimney tonight. Anyway, it's in the oven now. Roy and Noddy are banging out their chunes and I'm getting a warm glow from the sneaky Jackie D I've just poured down me. "When you land upon your head then you've been Slade" - still the best festive lyric of all time.

Yes it's the international break, and I'm as bored as the next man. But this little slice of 1950s style homeliness in 2017 is brought to you to remind you that everything doesn't have to be grim and nasty, doom and gloom. So stop your petty sniping (actually don't, it's a pisser), make the most of what you've got, save the lynx, and always remember to scoop-up and eat whatever's left of your cake mix - the bit your mum always used to save for you. It's the best bit.

Let me be the first to wish you, one and all, a very Merry Christmas.

How was the cake?
Tried to post a picture of it, but it's not happening. Soz!

(12-28-2017, 08:17 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote: Tried to post a picture of it, but it's not happening. Soz!

You mean it was shit? Big Grin
(12-28-2017, 08:19 PM)Foo Fighters Wrote:
(12-28-2017, 08:17 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote: Tried to post a picture of it, but it's not happening. Soz!

You mean it was shit? Big Grin



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