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The Hallucinating Goose

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  1. I was out in the rain at 4am the other day as well but that was because I was- well, let's just say I wasn't detecting anyway...
  2. I did say inaccuracies in the tags as well. And stated at the top of the thread simply things that shouldn't be there.
  3. Plus I bet you've got a hefty collection of ring pulls and buttons through the ages as well! Isn't history just fascinating!
  4. Well yeah that as well, especially considering French was the official language of England at that time and English only became commonplace as the main language around a century after the events depicted in the film. And the fact the Scots would have been speaking a form of medieval Scots Gaelic.
  5. I've just found out the Plebs feature length finale aired last night. Gonna stick it on now!
  6. BBC have started advertising the Detectorists special. Can't wait!
  7. One of the many historical inaccuracies of Braveheart of course is that they wear kilts. Kilts were first worn in Scotland in the 16th century not the 13th. A slightly less clear one is bagpipes. Although there are claims pipes existed in Scotland in the 14th century, they can only be proven to the 15th century and so again, a bit later than this film is set. I suppose though they have to get all the Scottish stereotypes in for the international audience.
  8. He was awful on snooker. Luckily with snooker coverage you don't get much build up to a match and they tend to start just minutes after the programme does so I used to mute him for the first few minutes.
  9. Another historical inaccuracy I know of is from The Great Escape. The bike Steve McQueen rides to jump the fence is not a 1940s BMW as it should be but a 1962 Triumph TR6. Obviously this bike is British and not even manufactured until almost 20 years after the end of the Second World War. I believe the reason for this was because McQueen himself requested that the bike be a Triumph as he was a big motorcycle enthusiast and felt the British bike would perform better. The filmmakers also felt that a bike from the 40s would have real trouble actually achieving the famous jump.
  10. Another one I know from Star Wars (not sure which installment) is there is a scene where you see Chewbacca running and as he lifts his big hairy feet you can see the soles of trainers.
  11. I'll start off with one that always annoys me in Pirates of the Caribbean. In the first film, Captain Norrington is bestowed the rank of Commodore. In the Royal Navy, certainly at the time of the film's setting, Commodore was a ceremonial rank rather than an official one and was held by a captain who commanded a fleet of ships. While Commodore Norrington is in Port Royal this is fine as there are a couple of warships in the harbour there but what I always notice is after Jack Sparrow escapes and Norrington pursues him, he is still referred to as Commodore throughout the film and indeed in subsequent films as well. At no point after leaving Port Royal does Norrington command more than a single ship again and so should automatically revert back to his official rank of Captain. Just irks me as a history nerd.
  12. A thread for any of those things you've noticed in film and television that just shouldn't be there!
  13. I've finished Tokyo Vice. Absolutely loved it! They ended it on a number of big cliffhangers which is always frustrating but just makes me want to watch the next series even more than I already did! Always happy when I find a new favourite series!
  14. Football's goosing home, it's goosing home, it's goosing home, it's goosing, football's goosing home!
  15. Well made up or not it makes for an excellent TV series so I'm not complaining. It's pretty common knowledge that a lot of people embellish their memoirs so I don't have a problem with it. Watched episode 5. Must say, that was the last thing I expected from Samantha. I thought she was gonna turn out to be an undercover cop or something, not that!
  16. Apparently another series has been commissioned. I knew it was based on a book but I have also read there has been lots of people question just how true some of the stories in it are.
  17. I've watched 4 episodes now. Just gets better and better and yes, I can now say I'm warming to Jake a lot more. His mates are cool and I'm starting to like the female boss at the newspaper as she's starting to get into the investigation a bit more rather than just blocking Jake from delving deeper into stories. I'm not really seeing the point to Samantha's story yet but I guess there's some reason she's getting so much screen time. So far though she is just a random woman working in a bar Jake goes to. Obviously she has connections with the Yakuza but I'm yet to see why she's so important.
  18. As someone who cares for someone with a mobility scooter, and whom I often transport in a wheelchair, I can say this is very annoying when I have to wheel a vulnerable person out into the street because some ignorant ##### is only thinking of himself.
  19. 19 down and just 3 to go in the Sharpe series. I have now read through 16 years of Sharpe's military career from the Siege of Seringepatam in 1799 to the Battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo upcoming in the next book.
  20. It certainly is different in that an American main character actually embraces the culture of the country he's causing carnage in. Don't know what I think of the main guy yet I must say, can't really warm to him yet but that could just be the actor.
  21. I've watched the first episode of Tokyo Vice. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Mesmerising. I feel like I want to stay up all night and binge the whole thing. Certainly I know what I'm gonna be doing tomorrow. Also noticed Michael Mann directed that first episode. Didn't realise he had any involvement but upon learning that he did I can certainly see his style in it.
  22. Beverley Town 2-2 Athersley Recreation. A great comeback by Bev after being 2 down at halftime and having a penalty saved early in the second half. I must say I do think we are getting worse as the season is progressing. Far too much hoof ball and rushed plays. 162 souls braved the Arctic conditions and sideways rain to watch some live football which is always admirable! At home next week as well to Ollerton if I remember rightly.
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