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By anonimouse (Tue Sep 25, 2018 at 10:33:52 AM EST) (all tags)
 We now take you back to normal programming.

Current contract finishes in mid October, so am shopping for a new one.  My side contract also finishes round the same time so I definitely need to find more work.

Duvet programming has been taken to a new level - have 55" 4k TV on an overbed table. Have to move it right back to the wall for Netflix and chilling, but definitely better than squinting at a small laptop screen in bed. Only problem with it is that the people who put this together didn't consider that the castors they provided have wheel locks on the top of them which bump into the frame and thus stop you moving the damn thing.

Losing Shit
CurvyGirl managed to lose her apartment keys and shortly after I managed to leave mine on the London Underground, so if anyone has found a Boris bike keyfob attached to a light green fob and an apartment key let me know. Fortunately spares were around. Oh and I've managed to drop one of my credit cards somewhere.

Some fucker has taken the wing mirror off my car and driven off without leaving a note.

What I'm reading
Currently wading my way through the James Bond series; at the moment just finished Thunderball. It's quite interesting that Casino Royale is written in what I feel to be quite a dated style, but he mellows out as the series progresses.

What I'm watching

Final Space - a Netflix cartoon about someone imprisoned alone on a spaceship - seems an incredibly expensive way of imprisoning someone if you ask me. Still it doesn't require any mental effort and has David Tennant voicing the bad guy so it can't be all bad.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - these are a real mixed bag. Jerry Seinfeld seems to want to talk about the effort and art of comedy with lots of different people. The cars are an interesting mix; my favourite at the moment is the open 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder with Kevin Hart. I come away feeling some of the conversations are too short and others you wish never happened. The one with Barack Obama was a sad use of a Corvette Sting Ray because it just consisted of them driving verrry slowly in the White House grounds. I thought the Jerry Lewis episode was quite sad, as  I got the impression from the way it was cut that they'd had to carry him from location to location, which was depressing to see considering the physical and mental effort you could see he'd put into his comedy.

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Final Space by debacle (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Sep 25, 2018 at 01:45:53 PM EST
Is it kid safe? I'm longing for some good Tennant.


Depends by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Sep 25, 2018 at 02:19:34 PM EST
There's lots of  violence and blood in it, but of a cartoon nature. It really depends on childrens age and how puritanical you are about such things.

Watch the first one and make your own mind up. I'm not convinced it's worth watching for Tennants performance.

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Final Space by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Sep 28, 2018 at 06:09:40 AM EST
That was family viewing as it came out. I found it quite enjoyable.  

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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