Sunday, 23 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-4-2017: Saint George’s Day

Right … 

Once again, it’s a Sunday.

And once again?

I’ve not seen Dr Who.

No spoilers, now!

I’ve already had to tick one person off!

~≈Ê≈~

Moving on?

You’ll realise it’s Saint George’s Day?

It’s also World Book Night.

And I have to admit, I didn’t manage to get involved, this year.

Shame, really: one of the books they’re giving away is Of Mice and Men, which I read at school.

Shame I can’t remember how I felt about it: I should maybe remedy that, at some point.

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-4-2017: Lenin

Right, that’s those done … 

I’m pretty sure I mentioned it: but just so you know, my speakers blew, the other day.   I’ve managed to replace them.

Although I’ll possibly replace the replacements, as and when.

Basically?

I’ve gone for a cheap pair of USB powered laptop speakers.

I’d wanted a set with a decent woofer, or bass speaker: mains powered, for preference.

Unfortunately?

The only sets they had in Wilko’s were USB powered.

At a price I felt was not one I was willing to pay.

The one’s I’ve ended up getting?

Were a tenner, very tinny, don’t have mains power … 

But at least won’t get dragged off the table if the wires get caught in something … 

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21-4-2017

Hmmm … 

I was — was — vaguely planning to tell you I’d seen a film last night.

Oh, I saw a film, last night: the flawed but watchable, and very visual, The Void.

Yes, I know I say flawed: but it’s worth a go, for all that.

Then … ?

Someone started shoot a gun off: on the Champs-Élysées, in Paris.

My thoughts go to those shot.

My worries?

Are that this could hand right-wing extremist, Marine Le Pen, the French election.

~≈Ê≈~

In other news … ?

I’ve finally managed to catch a significant Coming Soon trailer: for series ten of Dr Who.

The significant bit?

Isn’t John Simm, back again for one last outing.

Nope.

It’s THAT bit with Peter Capaldi, going orange … 


I think Christmas will be interesting … 

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Void — Interestingly Strange … 

20th April, 2017.

Hmmm … 

I like films.

Which is possibly not explaining myself very well, is it?

I like watching films.

Although it’s not that often I get to see them.

Except may by renting one from iTunes.

Or — even more rarely — seeing one at the cinema.

Tonight?

Tonight was the former, rather than the latter.

I had cash …

Time off … 

A couple SF films in my collection, I’d not seen … 

And a whimsical desire to catch something totally different.

In renting The Void … ?

I think I managed that … !

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Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-4-2017

You know … 

I’ve got the Today programme on, again: on Radio Four.

And, of course, there’s a political interview on the go.

John Humphrys just gave Nigel Farage a beasting, if you’re wondering.

Oh, and a little later on?   Labour MP, Emily Thornberry was interview by Humphrys.

And would not tell anyone what Labour’s position on Brexit.   Which has lost them the election, I think.

My point?

Is that I’ve had vague memories of Spitting Image floating around my head, since I got up.

In amongst songs about chickens?


No-one — politicians in particular — was safe.


To the point where the show’s producer’s were asked NOT to broadcast an election special until AFTER the relevant year’s election.

I have to ask.

Where the hell is Spitting Image, when it’s really needed?

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