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post Oct 29 2009, 09:45 AM
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QUOTE (Rua @ Oct 29 2009, 09:35 AM) *
Nostalgia's brilliant. Remember stuff?


Except that isn't what "nostalgia" means.
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post Oct 29 2009, 09:47 AM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 29 2009, 09:45 AM) *
Except that isn't what "nostalgia" means.


Yes it's all about feelings & the longing for things, isn't it?

...& the clouding of judgement, mainly.


...& The A Team.
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post Oct 29 2009, 09:52 AM
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QUOTE (Rua @ Oct 29 2009, 09:47 AM) *
Yes it's all about feelings & the longing for things, isn't it?

...& the clouding of judgement, mainly.


Yup, realising a lot of it was really crap when looking at it on YouTube
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post Oct 29 2009, 10:16 AM
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QUOTE (Raven @ Oct 28 2009, 11:10 PM) *
Oh yes, and one of my all time favs, the good ole Texan bar.

(Fruit Gums used to be better when they were all knobbly as well).


It's a Stewart Lee quote. smile.gif

I remember when people smoked in the cinema and you could get on the bus for 50p.

When I was wee, I was given a teddy bear (aww) and we named it after a current event. Some of the celebs of SO weren't even born. Just put me out on the ice flow, now.

Still - I don't look it. Do I? smile.gif
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post Oct 29 2009, 12:31 PM
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QUOTE (Serafina_Pekkala @ Oct 29 2009, 10:16 AM) *
I remember when people smoked in the cinema ...


That's something I certainly don't miss!
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post Oct 29 2009, 12:35 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 28 2009, 08:53 PM) *
Post-Raiders, on a Friday night, you were either a Bring 'Em Back Alive kid or a Tales Of The Gold Monkey kid. I sided with the monkey.

Hell yeah. I absolutely adored Tales Of The Golden Monkey. I seem to recall one of the subplots becoming the main focus by the end of the season - Jack's dog Jake (the Jack Russell)'s false eye - wasn't it stolen at one point? And wasn't it a valuable jewel or something like that?

QUOTE (Raven @ Oct 28 2009, 09:27 PM) *
Tales of the Golden Monkey was Monday night fare! (at least it was in the South West!).

I believe it was shown on Friday nights up here in Norfolk.

eta: interesting - I always vividly remembered it as 'Golden' Monkey, and yet the credit sequence blatantly says 'Gold'. How strange.



I also have fond recollections of watching 'Harold Lloyd' and 'Laurel & Hardy' shorts on BBC2 on weekdays around teatime-ish. That and the first series of 'Allo 'Allo. I used to (and still do on occasion) get goosebumps when I heard the theme tune.
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post Oct 29 2009, 12:55 PM
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QUOTE (Ade @ Oct 29 2009, 12:35 PM) *
I used to (and still do on occasion) get goosebumps when I heard the theme tune.


Explain this.
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post Oct 29 2009, 01:12 PM
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QUOTE (Serafina_Pekkala @ Oct 29 2009, 12:55 PM) *
Explain this.

Hmmm, it's a little hard to quantify. Probably more from nostalgia now (thread-appropriate-ly enough), but I think at the time it was more through chronological association with having started learning French at high school (particularly as the curriculum included appreciation of the French culture aside from just learning the language). The accordion in 'Allo 'Allo's theme music became the essence of 'France' for me at that point in time, at a subconscious level I suppose. A school trip to Dieppe the following year set the seal on it I think. It's probably where my love of France, and for Paris in particular first began. That, and I just really liked the theme tune; the string section harmonies just hit me where I live - good choons make Ade go all multi-pimple.



In other news, perhaps a year or two prior to that (circa 1980/1981 I think), I was utterly beguiled by the Richard Chamberlain mini-series Shogun. I found it a thoroughly fascinating insight into the Japanese culture and history. Looks a little dated now, but I'd still recommend checking it out in favour of something like, say, Tom Cruise vehicle The Last Samurai. Toshiro Mifune fans in particular might find it of interest too.
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post Oct 29 2009, 01:48 PM
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QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Oct 28 2009, 10:57 PM) *
I've posted it before, but: Knightmare.

The best and most difficult kid's (dare I say adult, even) game show ever. Only 8 teams beat the dungeon in 8 series.

Yes, yes and yes. Knightmare was proper difficult and brills.
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post Oct 29 2009, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (Ade @ Oct 29 2009, 12:35 PM) *
I believe it was shown on Friday nights up here in Norfolk.


Nope, it was Mondays (and, latterly, Tuesdays). The air dates are listed here.
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post Oct 29 2009, 02:33 PM
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American air dates, yeah.


eta: Ignore that. I can't be arsed to scroll, obviously. I'm tired.


'Fridays' still sounds better in my mind. tongue.gif

etaa: well I'm damned, they finally released it on DVD, then. Damned If I'm paying 47 for it though, Mr Findprice.
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QUOTE (Ade @ Oct 29 2009, 02:33 PM) *
etaa: well I'm damned, they finally released it on DVD, then. Damned If I'm paying 47 for it though, Mr Findprice.

36 at HMV.
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post Nov 1 2009, 07:10 PM
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Still pricey.


Ahhh, I remember those days, when I would could afford to happily splash out for the full price of a new DVD... [/nostalgic]
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post Nov 2 2009, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE (Ade @ Oct 29 2009, 01:12 PM) *
In other news, perhaps a year or two prior to that (circa 1980/1981 I think), I was utterly beguiled by the Richard Chamberlain mini-series Shogun. I found it a thoroughly fascinating insight into the Japanese culture and history. Looks a little dated now, but I'd still recommend checking it out in favour of something like, say, Tom Cruise vehicle The Last Samurai. Toshiro Mifune fans in particular might find it of interest too.



We liked that at my school too. The decapitation scene was much discussed and imitated, and Neil Hutchinson was known as 'Ajin-San' as his hair looked like Richard Chamberlain's.

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post Nov 2 2009, 07:20 PM
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Ajin-San. Heheh, I like it.


I seem to recall another scene that created quite a hoo-hah at the time was where a Japanese noble pisses on John Blackthorne (Richard Chamberlain)'s back. A reprisal for Blackthorne's refusal to bow to said noble, having also stated the words "I piss on you and your country", prompting the reluctant translator the relay the message. Silly Blackthorne.


eta: Interestingly, having just done a quick web search on it, it was apparently the first network show allowed to use the word "piss" in the dialogue, and indeed show the act of urination itself. It also proved to be quite the taboo-breaker in terms of its depiction of violence and sexuality as well. It's funny - given that my Mum never allowed me to watch something as harmless as Monkey barely a few years later, I'm really quite surprised in retrospect that my folks allowed me to watch Sho-Gun at all.
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