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Everything posted by rhaythorne

  1. Does anyone here use nucleated beer glasses and can you recommend a good one/make/design? I really like the Stella Artois "chalice" type but wonder if there's something better.
  2. Another batch of silent movies arrived today. Should keep me occupied over Christmas when regular TV programming will be crap, no doubt.
  3. Finally, some relatively sunny weather and no rain so I could see what I was doing and not get wet. I was able to loosely press the bumper trim back into place and a squirt of Tiger Seal has secured it nicely. Cheers all
  4. Pilot watches are traditionally large so that they're easy to read at a glance (whilst flying an aeroplane!). However, shaving a few mm. off the G-Shocks, how about the Precista Aerotimer? Still 42mm wide though.
  5. I'm fairly sure that the buyer of my O&W Early Bird was a commercial airline pilot so I guess some of them at least still have an interest in pilots watches. Assuming your son in law is relatively young and, looking at some of those techie exams he had to pass, perhaps something like one of the Pilot's G-Shocks would be suitable? This one's discontinued but Amazon still has a couple left: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-Digital-Quartz-Watch-GR-B100-1A2ER/dp/B07GJRBNHH
  6. I was tucking into a bottle of Bollinger for breakfast when this arrived: So that's dinner sorted then Seriously though, Arran 14 year old is one of my favourite whiskys but there doesn't seem to be any of that available at the moment. I'm hoping the "18" will be even better.
  7. A bit of silent movie magic to keep me occupied over the Winter. I have another ten on order
  8. No prizes for guessing their influences, but I like them just the same.
  9. Yep, I looked at this, but was put off by the fact that they omit the word "plastic" from all the other things they say it sticks to (at least on the outside packaging). Also it appears to be aimed more at absorbent materials into which the glue can expand and that wont work in this case. But thanks for resisting the temptation to suggest that I sell the car and buy a Porsche That looks promising, I shall investigate. That sounds interesting too. I'd looked at double-sided tapes but they come with the same caveats as the various glues in that they don't stick certain types of plastics. An automative variant might be a good bet though.
  10. Unfortunately I'm utterly hopeless at anything like "drilling", "riveting" or anything remotely D.I.Y... unless D.I.Y stands for Destroy It Yourself, in which case I'm an expert Gluing I can just about manage, probably!
  11. Can any of you car gurus recommend a glue that will re-attach the trim to my car bumper? There are so many different types of silicone/epoxy/super glue that don't work on certain types of plastics that I have no idea which one to choose or, indeed, if any will work at all. Or will glue just pull the paint off the bottom edge of the bumper as soon as I scrape across the next speed bump (of which there are thousands around here)?
  12. Swiss watch exports have as much to do with the global economy as the FTSE100 has to do with the UK economy i.e. nothing.
  13. Hmm, doesn't look too promising to me. I think I'll stick with the Spirit Level Film documentary I have on DVD (later renamed "The Snake and The Stallion")
  14. As Marston's seems to have taken over/acquired a lot of smaller, independent breweries, you could do worse than buying a couple of their mixed cases, available from many supermarkets - Marston's Classic Ales 6 x 500ml: Ringwood Razorback Lancaster Bomber Brakspear Bitter Marston's Pedigree Jennings Cumberland Wychwood Hobgoblin Marston's Golden Ales 6 x 500ml: Ringwood Boondoggle Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold Marston's EPA Brakspear Oxford Gold Wainwright Golden Beer Jennings Cocker Hoop Badger also does a good selection box - Badger Sett 4 x 500ml: Tangle Foot The Fursty Ferret The Cranborne Poacher The Blandford Fly
  15. In which case you might like to try Adnams "Both Barrels".
  16. I'll let you know what it tastes like once I've tried it I'd like to think that the buyer of the previous auction record bottle drank it and liked it so much he bought another! Back in the real world and at the other end of scale, the last bottle of Whiskey I bought was Grant's Triple Wood Smoky on special offer at Ocado for £11.50 I'll be topping up on some of the good stuff in time for Christmas though.
  17. If we're talking Tobe Hooper, "Salem's Lot" was much better than "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in my opinion.
  18. So many to choose from! Here are a few of my favourites: The Howling (1981) The Haunting (1963) Halloween (1978) Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987) Phantasm (1979) A Warning to The Curious (1972) Nosferatu (1922) Hellraiser (1987) The Devil Rides Out (1968) Witchfinder General (1968) Mark of The Devil (1970) Ring (Japanese, 2000) Haxan (Danish/Swedish, 1922) Repulsion (1965) The Stone Tape (1972) Freaks (1932) Rosemary's Baby (1968) Cat People (1942) The Omen (1976) Ginger Snaps (2000) A Tale of Two Sisters (Korean, 2004)
  19. For some obscure reason this morning I was reminded about the friction powered toy cars as I had as a kid. A couple of minutes later I'd ordered this from Japan. I can't wait
  20. In a mad moment of alchemical ardour I just tried mixing Jack Daniels with Waitrose Apple and Ginger juice. It's disgusting! As a desperate attempt to rescue the elixir I added a shot of Vodka. That just made it worse. I'm going to force it down anyway, as punishment for wasting good alcohol and as a timely reminder that I really should just stick to beers and whiskies, expertly crafted by people who know what the [bleep] they're doing
  21. Apparently "The Timeverse displays the time around the circumference of the circulating particles, resembling the cosmic time in the galaxy." Nope, I don't know what that means either!
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