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  1. Slim, sorry I missed you post, I haven't been on here in a while. I will try and give you my reasoning without giving too much away (don't want to spoil it for anyone that hasn't seen it). Like I mentioned before, I did think that the film was beautifully aesthetic, and the acting was superb but it wandered into a borderline nauseating Hollywood love story. I just found it terribly clichéd, and the coincidences were wandering into deus ex machina territory. I am a huge Danny Boyle fan (loved Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Sunshine) so maybe my expectations were a little high. I just didn't think it deserved 8 Oscars, but in fairness, that is just my opinion. jo79 - Umm, yep, I think we can safely say that I understood the title and realised that he was going to win, I might be daft but not that daft
  2. You have said exactly what I was going to say, only better. Both Occam's Razor and Sutton's Law (not in the medical sense obviously) sit well with my own personal belief structure. I think that the recent push to get creationism included in a school science curriculum is asking for a whole world of trouble (pun intended). At the very least, I believe that parents should have the choice whether or not their child is taught this. Religious education can be opted out in secondary school, so why not creationism? I know this isn't really an issue on the IOM at the moment, but I am in no doubt that it will eventually start creeping in. I have a few friends who are quite religious, and I have found it quite interesting to hear their interpretation of creationism and Intelligent Design. When I asked them how they could explain dinosaur fossils etc I was met with "They were put there to test our faith". Now, I am sure that I have read/watched that somewhere before but can't for the life of me remember where. Anyway, just my two penneth worth.
  3. That is exactly what my driving instructor taught me too. He also said if at all in doubt, do 30mph until you see a sign to the contrary (schools and home zones excluded). I think that Miss Take's advice is superb. As she said, it is far easier to keep a car under 30 in 3rd gear than 4th.
  4. I will definitely give you that Slim, that Slumdog Millionaire was a beautifully aesthetic film. I am definitely not going to take that away from it, but substance wise? I genuinely found it predictable, but I promise that I haven't misunderstood it at all. But, each to their own and I think we will have to agree to disagree on this one
  5. I have to agree with oogie there, 28 Days Later is a fantastic film. Which leads me on to the next film, Slumdog Millionaire. I have to ask, Danny Boyle, what the fuck were you thinking? It was one of the most awful, predictable pieces of tosh I have ever had the displeasure of watching. That is all.
  6. No, I am flying with Flybe next week and it is free for the 10kg hand luggage and £13.99 for 20kg hold luggage.
  7. What Lonan3 said. I am on MCB and couldn't get any of the computers in the house to connect last night, but all is fine this morning.
  8. Congratulations on the new addition to your family VirtualBoy. I hope that Mum and Daughter are doing well.
  9. Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely day
  10. 30 Seconds To Mars - Santa Through The Back Door
  11. I haven't missed one yet, I absolutely love it too. Minxie, it is on Sci-Fi Chanel and the crib notes are that Eli Stone is a Lawyer. And a prophet. And George Michael is God. Definitely implausible, but great fun.
  12. Teaching my son to drive. He turned 16 last Friday and can now do a hill start, a 3 point turn and reverse round a corner. To say I am proud is an understatement!
  13. Is that a good thing or a bad thing Ms Bees?!
  14. Ahh sod it, my name is in my profile so why the hell not, I think a bit of self whoring is in order. That is a pic of me and my son at Oxegen Festival last July (err, I am the one on the right just in case of any confusion!)
  15. Anthony Head. Yep, I can see that one working a treat.
  16. That is brilliant news Slim. Just a word of advice from someone who has had both children have orthodontic work, it will be painful for the first couple of weeks. Pop down to a pharmacy and get some Anbesol liquid as it works a treat as a topical painkiller.
  17. Last year I shamelessly took advantage of a BOGOF (and 20% staff discount) on energy saving light bulbs. Every light bulb in my house is now a 7 Watt energy saver and within one week, I noticed that my weekly electricity consumption had gone down by about £4.00. I live in a small end terrace 3 bedroomed house and was quite startled at the amount it had gone down by. Well worth the outlay to save over £200 in a year (and I haven't had to replace one bulb yet).
  18. My apologies Slim, I honestly had no idea that she was the only one in Douglas - I have definitely been living in Ramsey for too long!. Have you tried the new Dental Surgery in Peel? I haven't had anything to do with them personally, but have spoken to people who have managed to get NHS treatment there (and good treatment at that). I am just not sure if they do Orthodontic treatment. Slight rant here, but isn't it a really sad state of affairs that this is the case?
  19. I think I Will take your advice and give it another try. I have ordered Southland Tales - The Prelude Saga from Amazon. Many thanks for the heads up on that one. I watched Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" ( IMDb link ) for the first time a week or so ago. It really was powerful film, capturing racial tensions in New York in the late 80's. Another film that I have only recently seen, even though it has been out for 3 years is Tsotsi ( IMDb link ). I know foreign language films aren't to everyones tastes, but I can't recommend it highly enough.
  20. Well, I have only the highest praise for Victim Support. I had to give evidence for the prosecution in a high profile case, and they really were (to coin a corny phrase, but it fits) a tower of strengh to myself and 2 other witnesses. The case dragged on for about 5 years and I really do not know how I would have coped without them.
  21. I realised that I forgot to mention, Michelle Greenough is absolutely superb. She managed to correct my Son's quite pronounced overbite in 6 months with very little discomfort to him. Like Back To The Future said, her husband is a dentist and operates out of the same clinic, and my children are registered with him too (on the NHS). From what I can remember it is only children that they are able to see on the NHS at the moment, but it is certainly better than having to go private.
  22. Slim, my children are both under Mrs Michelle Greenough at 13, Kensington Road (612750) and are being treated on the NHS. I believe that she has a short waiting list, but it might be worth a try.
  23. Thank you SO much hun, it really is appreciated. Sam says thank you too, you really are a superstar.
  24. My son and his friend were at Marown skate park last Sunday and managed to lose a hoodie each ( one red and one black). Unfortunately there was an iPod in the pocket of one of them. Like I said, I know it is a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone has found them. I have rung the police but they haven't been handed in there. The hoodies are pretty distinctive, as it the iPod. If anyone can help please can you drop me a PM. I am not so bothered about the hoodies, but it would be great if I could get the iPod back as I can't really afford to replace it at the moment. I am pretty sure that they are gone, and my son has learned one harsh lesson, but I thought it worth asking. Thanks in advance
  25. I watched Southland Tales the other night ( IMDb link ). I wanted it to be good, and persevered with it but it was utter dross. Most disappointing
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