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  1. To me, Almost Famous is one of my favourite movies of all time, I watched it again on the weekend, probably the tenth time since I first saw it in the cinema. (Sydney 2001) Here, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs steals the film again Lester Bangs : Aw, man. You made friends with them. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong. William Miller : Well, it was fun. Lester Bangs : Because they make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not cool. William Miller : I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn't. Lester Bangs : That's because we're uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter. William Miller : I can really see that now. Lester Bangs : Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love... and let's face it, you got a big head start. William Miller : I'm glad you were home. Lester Bangs : I'm always home. I'm uncool. William Miller : Me too! Lester Bangs : The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool. William Miller : I feel better. Lester Bangs : My advice to you. I know you think those guys are your friends. You wanna be a true friend to them? Be honest, and unmerciful.
  2. I get a lot of that stuff on sites like eztv dot re. I think in the US you would need a VPN. Maybe one of the uploaders here could get the series for you. I'm the same about pay TV but a friend gives me his password for Netflix and Prime.
  3. Thanks, I'll take a look. I enjoyed a series on Prime this year about a guy with absolutely no experience taking over the running of a farm. Quite funny with lots of beautiful English countryside shots. Rookie efforts see Jeremy Clarkson win big farming award You don’t have to be an experienced farmer to win farming awards in the UK – the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has just awarded Jeremy Clarkson (formerly of Top Gear) the NFU’s 2021 Farming Champion of the Year. Clarkson, who is much more at home behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, now drives a slow tractor on his 1000-acre (404ha) farm in Chipping Norton in the Cotswalds – which he calls Diddly Squat Farm. It all sounds very quaint, but through his Amazon show Clarkson’s Farm, the NFU says he has showcased the realities of farming on his farm in Oxfordshire to millions of viewers, who enjoy his outspoken views on farming and no-nonsense approach. https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/entertainment-top-stories/126635192/rookie-efforts-see-jeremy-clarkson-win-big-farming-award
  4. You need to get a few more bulbs in Kath, that healthy male slave for 15 pounds of garlic sounds like a good deal.
  5. It was once said that garlic must be planted on the shortest day of the year (southern hemisphere) and harvested on the longest. So plant mid-winter, harvest mid-summer. GARLIC SUPERSTITIONS & FOLKLORE According to Pliny, garlic and onions were invoked as deities by the Egyptians at the taking of oaths. The inhabitants of Pelusium in lower Egypt, who worshipped the onion, are said to have held both it and garlic in aversion as food. Egyptian slaves were given a daily ration of garlic, as it was believed to ward off illness and to increase strength and endurance. As indicated in ancient Egyptian records, the pyramid builders were given beer, flatbread, raw garlic and onions as their meager food ration. Upon threatening to abandon the pyramids leaving them unfinished, they were given more garlic. It cost the Pharaoh today's equivalent of 2 million dollars to keep the Cheops pyramid builders supplied with garlic. During the reign of King Tut, fifteen pounds of garlic would buy a healthy male slave. Indeed, when King Tut's tomb was excavated, there were bulbs of garlic found scattered throughout the rooms. When Moses led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt (around 1,200BC), they complained of missing the finer things in life - fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic. The Koreans of old ate pickled garlic before passing through a mountain path, believing that tigers disliked it. In Mohammed's writings, he equates garlic with Satan when he describes the feet of the Devil as he was cast out of the Garden of Eden. Where his left foot touched the earth, garlic sprang up, while onion emerged from the footprint of his right foot. In Palestinian tradition, if the bridegroom wears a clove of garlic in his buttonhole, he is assured a successful wedding night. Among practitioners of Auryvedic medicine, garlic is held in high regard as an aphrodisiac and for its ability to increase semen. Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at cross-roads, as a supper for Hecate -- a goddess of the wilderness and childbirth, or for protection from demons. The garlic was supposed to the evil spirits and cause them to lose their way. Greek athletes would take copious amounts of garlic before competition, and Greek soldiers would consume garlic before going into battle. It became custom for Greek midwives to hang garlic cloves in birthing rooms to keep the evil spirits away. As the centuries passed, this ancient custom became commonplace in most European homes. Roman soldiers ate garlic to inspire them and give them courage. Because the Roman generals believed that garlic gave their armies courage, they planted fields of garlic in the countries they conquered, believing that courage was transferred to the battlefield. Homer reported that Ulysses owed his escape from Circe to "yellow garlic". The herbalist Culpepper linked garlic with the planet Mars, a fiery planet also connected with blood. European folklore gives garlic the ability to ward off the "evil eye". Central European folk beliefs considered garlic a powerful ward against devils, werewolves, and vampires. To ward off vampires, garlic could be worn on one's person, hung in windows, or rubbed on chimneys and keyholes. When diseases caused by mosquito bites were considered "The touch of the vampire," garlic came in handy as a mosquito repellent. Alexander Neckam, a writer of the 12th century, recommends garlic as a palliative of the heat of the sun in field labor. Dreaming that there is "garlic in the house" is supposedly lucky; to dream about eating garlic means you will discover hidden secrets. This old Welsh saying may indeed have merit as a health remedy: "Eat leeks in March and garlic in May, Then the rest of the year, your doctor can play." GARLIC FACTS The ancient Greek name for garlic was scorodon. According to Fulder and Blackwood, French physician Henri Leclerc derived this from skaion rodon which he translated as rose puante, or "stinking rose". Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Sanskrit records show its medicinal use about 5,000 years ago, and it has been used for at least 3,000 years in Chinese medicine. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans used garlic for healing purposes. In 1858, Pasteur noted garlic's antibacterial activity. Historically, garlic has been used around the world to treat many conditions, including hypertension, infections, and snakebites, and some cultures have used it to ward off evil spirits. Currently, garlic is used for reducing cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk, as well as for its antineoplastic and antimicrobial properties. There is a long history of using garlic to get rid of many insects, from slug to mosquito. In particular garlic has a reputation for protecting people from mosquito bites. Hippocrates (300BC) recommended garlic for infections, wounds, cancer, leprosy, and digestive disorders. Dioscorides praised it for its use in treating heart problems, and Pliny listed the plant in 61 remedies for a wide variety of ailments ranging from the common cold to leprosy, epilepsy and tapeworm. During World War 1, the Russian army used garlic to treat wounds incurred by soldiers on the Front Line. Although Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin in 1928 largely replaced garlic at home, the war effort overwhelmed the capacity of most antibiotics, and garlic was again the antibiotic of choice. The Red Army physicians relied so heavily on garlic that it became known as the "Russian Penicillin". Today, garlic is used by herbalists for a wide variety of illnesses including high cholesterol, colds, flu, coughs, bronchitis, fever, ringworm and intestinal worms, and liver, gallbladder, and digestive problems. Several scientific papers have been published in the last two years which strongly indicate that garlic is highly efficient in preventing heart disease and cancer, and even reducing the severity of established cancer. Garlic Caution: Olive oil infused with fresh, raw garlic should not be left at room temperature to cure. While it may produce an awesome flavor, botulism threatens its safety. Garlic infused vinegar, on the other hand, is safe because the high acidic level of vinegar prevents spores of botulinum bacteria from incubating. Italians apply poultices of garlic to alleviate stomachaches. During the early 20th century they sent their children to school wearing necklaces made of cloves of garlic to prevent them from catching colds. Though this practice made them rather unpopular, it did keep them healthy. Dramatic results in treating animals infested with ticks showed that garlic was able to effectively kill the ticks within 30 minutes, while garlic proved to be a repellant toward new infestations. Garlic was also successful in treating cattle with hoof and mouth disease. In a study conducted in Russia in 1955, garlic extract used therapeutically was found to bind with heavy metals in the body, aiding their elimination. Workers suffering from chronic lead poisoning while working in industrial plants were given daily doses of garlic extract and saw a decrease in their symptoms. Other experiments that took place in Japan using mercury and cadmium also found that garlic bound with the heavy metals. https://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/10/garlic_superstitions_folklore.html
  6. Books, movies and music have been shared in various ways for as long as there have been books, music and movies. My father was taping his friends LP albums back in the 1950s.
  7. Most of the neighbours have a few chickens, very much free range, I doubt that they ever get too many eggs. There's a definite pecking order in the flocks, I suppose that's where the term comes from, young males are driven off by the dominant rosters and a few hens will leave as well and they will start a new community. Our place is ideal because the land has a six foot wall offering privacy and security. Part of a short story I wrote many years ago. While I was building my house I lived in a small single roomed bungalow a few metres from the site and I came to know chickens quite well. I even considered doing a thesis for a doctorate on their culture and lifestyle. In the morning I would sit outside and watch them at the serious business of survival of the species. They belonged to my father in law, as far as free range chickens can belong to anyone, and the main flock stayed up near his house and we got the refugees. Usually hen’s with too many chicks for them to watch in a crowd and the young roosters driven from the flock by their seniors. The roosters had daily crowing practice outside our window at daylight; they had play fights and kept well clear of the mother hens. Some days one of the serious roosters would wander down to make sure that none of the young hens had sneaked there and to give the lads a few boxing lessons. They hid in the rice field till he left. Eventually their number was whittled down to two. The old man took a couple to sell or eat, the neighbours’s dogs got a couple more and a few just disappeared. The remaining pair were very likely from the same nest although one developed colourful gold and black plumage and the other the standard Thai red. Chickens are rarely monogamous and I doubt that if bargirls regularly gave birth to triplets that one black, one white and one brown baby would he considered unusual. They were certainly as close as brothers and foraged together, slowly putting on the weight that would be vital to their survival later. The black and gold bird was the dominant of the two and inevitably his eye turned to the fair sex. His choice was little short of amazing, one of the resident hens was a large bad tempered creature who had beaten the crap out of him for getting too close to her chicks on a number of occasions. She rebuffed him frequently but he persevered and eventually, possibly because of his handsome colouring, she allowed him to hang around as long as he never attempted to eat any thing she scratched up for the now large chicks. His mate, however, took his life in his hands every time he attempted to enlarge the family group. Then one day she deserted the horrified chicks, the handsome chicken attacked and thrashed his brother and they retired to the rice field for their honeymoon. You can only hold a reader’s interest for so long when writing about chickens, Richard Adams enthralled us with his rabbit stories but Richard Adams I am not. I would like to give this tale a happy ending but the handsome chicken was too arrogant to run from the neighbour’s dogs and they reduced him to a state that took him several months to recover from. A year later he’s still not quite right and his brother now rules down around our house with several wives including his bad tempered former nemesis. I did notice though that her latest clutch of chicks included several with gold and black colouring. Perhaps the old flame never quite went out.
  8. Facebook can be a useful tool, I use it to keep in touch with close friends and family and to follow favourite writers and local groups. My standard procedure if someone posts what I don't like is to block the source of the link, I never see anything from there again. It's like listening to talkback radio, you just change the station to easy listening...
  9. I need something that keeps chickens out of the yard, a semi-wild flock has moved in now the dog is too old to keep them out. Can't even find where they're laying their eggs.
  10. I'm still using Windows 7 on my PC, I have 10 on my laptop. I'm an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" man so will probably hold off until I buy a new device. (PC is overdue for relacement but I cannot find someone to build what I want).
  11. I'm getting a bit warty in my old age so sent away for a tube of Wart Removal Ointment. When it arrived it was herbal, something I did not notice on ordering. Curses and naughty words. It doesn't work... of course it doesn't work, does anything herbal work? Personal experiences please.
  12. The Irrawaddy River near Mandalay.
  13. Meh, never had it. It doesn't appeal though, as much as i like beetroot. (It belongs pickled in salads). Durian
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