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June 16, 2020

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David

And if you laugh at this juxtaposition, you’re a terrible, terrible person.

H

That's brilliant.

David

As some of you have a strange interest in your host’s viewing habits, a brief update seems in order. We finished the first series, from 1978, of James Burke’s Connections, which was fun. before realising how sharply the quality drops for later series, which are much less coherent and rather glib. We re-watched HBO’s Rome because… well, Polly Walker’s Atia is a model for us all. We’re also re-watching The Expanse, which starts out unremarkably and has two mediocre lead actors, but gets much better as the scale of the, er, situation unfolds - and it has one of the more interesting MacGuffins in recent memory.

As usual, recommendations are welcome.

Jonathan

I'm not sure what to make of This but for some reason, Chechens and Algerians are engaging in guerrilla warfare against each other in France.

I suppose it's yet another benefit of Diversity™


via Steve Sailer

Davd

Free shit matters.

John

A scooter.

6 or more of them have stolen a fecking scooter from a kid.

And this is worthy of fist bumps and posting a video?

David

And this is worthy of fist bumps and posting a video?

Exulting in predation and degeneracy. It’s a triumph, apparently.

MC

Re: Dijon, Free shit matters

Violent peasants gotta peasant, violently. Yet again the magic dirt of civilisation fails to have any effect on stabby primitives.

I enjoyed the Expanse, once it got going. The good stuff/dross ratio is always wearying for the sci-fi fan. Especially if, like me, you hate Marvel drivel.

Is Rome worth a go then?

David

I enjoyed the Expanse, once it got going.

Yes, the first few episodes aren’t particularly gripping – it’s mostly world-building, which pays off later; but once the MacGuffin is introduced, things pick up and the story accelerates and widens in scope, and by season two it’s noticeably better paced, with more at stake - and more so in season three.

Is Rome worth a go then?

I’ve watched it three times. And I’m not even sorry.

David

The good stuff/dross ratio is always wearying for the sci-fi fan.

Yes, The Expanse is an odd mix of a great premise and central plot device, and an admirable leaning towards hard science fiction and at least some nods to real-world physics – but is marred by two uninteresting lead characters – Holden and Naomi – played by unremarkable actors. They get better as the thing goes on, but not enough. Luckily, some of the supporting characters are more interesting. Amos is surprisingly good and the Avasarala-Bobbie-Cotyar trio were, to say the least, quite entertaining.

Lancastrian Oik

Mrs. Oik and I enjoyed The Vast Of Night, and we are currently engrossed in The Wire, half way through season 2 for the third time.

One wonders whether The Wire would make it past script development these days; it's unrelenting in its depiction of the nastiness of the (mainly black) drug culture, and doesn't hold back when it comes to the (mixed race) police being tough, either. There is the heartbreaking fate of Wallace in season 1, for instance, or the beating inflicted upon Bodie by the cops when he pushes one of their number during a raid. The most striking aspect of that scene is how the gay character Kima Greggs pushes to the front- one's natural reaction is to think "OK, the brave/fearless/whatever LGBTQ will step in to hold back the racist white cops", but instead Kima joins in with the arse-kicking most enthusiastically, whilst screaming "You hit a PO-lice?" at the hapless Bodie. The Wire, apart from being superb drama, serves to demonstrate just how deeply embedded the tropes and conventions of film and TV are.

MC

Agreed David, Holden and Naomi are mainly eye candy. Amos is good value (most entertaining character in the novels too0 and the actor who plays Avasarala is always great; marvellous voice.

@Lancy Oik - I watched The Wire avidly 10+ years ago but have only rewatched the first series I think. It is very good, but it is also a little bit too contrived and pleased with itself. It also glosses over the human cost of drugs, crime & poverty, although TBF you have to otherwise you end up with something unwatchably grim.

Some great writing and acting in it tho, including Chad Coleman, also in The Expanse.

I have been largely failing to summon the concentration for TV bingeing, however recent highlights have been:
Kingdom (Korean period Zombie drama. Oh yes)
The Witcher (Well sort of. Cavill does a decent job and they've spent a few quid on it at least)
Fauda (Israeli cops vs Palestinian terrorists. Early days but good so far.)
Rick & Morty (obv! Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!)

David

and the actor who plays Avasarala is always great; marvellous voice.

Yes, Shohreh Aghdashloo and her tailoring are worth the price of admission, I think.

Lancastrian Oik

It also glosses over the human cost of drugs, crime & poverty

I think we'll have to agree to differ on that.

One thing that I really quite liked but which only lasted one season was Vinyl. It was a tad contrived and maybe tried to cover too many bases; another mistake was to shoehorn an anachronistic British band (the proto-punk "Nasty Bits") into the series' timeline, with James Jagger miscast as their lead singer. On the whole though it's pretty good stuff, especially if you were a teenage reader of the NME in the mid-70s like yours truly.

David

Holden and Naomi are mainly eye candy.

Yes, regarding Pouty What’s-his-face and his acting, the nicest thing you can say is, “good legs, nice arse.”

Which, tragically, will only get you so far.

Sam Duncan

Crikey. She-Kirk is kinda hot. I wouldn't turn Lady Spock away either. (Anyone else seeing a bit of Diana Rigg there?)

Miss-Coy, though... I'm not saying she looks exactly like DeForest Kelley in a wig, but...

“before realising how sharply the quality drops for later series, which are much less coherent and rather glib.”

True. As I said before, I think the first one is the greatest TV series ever made, but I don't think I even watched the third.

“the hapless Bodie.”

For Brits who remember The Professionals (best title sequence ever), those words do not compute.

David

Crikey. She-Kirk is kinda hot.

I’m guessing that first thing this morning you had no idea you’d soon be typing those words.

sH2

Indoctrinating 10 year olds.

https://thepostmillennial.com/the-nyc-school-system-is-teaching-my-10-year-old-son-that-hes-racist/

David

Today’s word is equality.

Sam

Crikey. She-Kirk is kinda hot.

Yeah, I learned something about myself this morning. Still not sure what, but something. Also unsure who owes whom a credit note right now.

Sam

Today’s word is equality.

Top comment: They are beginning to treat blackness like it’s a disability.

Actually they have been for a while, but maybe - MAYBE - some affected people are starting to notice.

Steve E

Altered Carbon is worth a watch. First season was better than the second, but I think they've shown you can successfully switch out the main character actor and have things work.

The 100 for the pure shlocky melodrama of it all. 7th and final season is unwinding right now and several characters have become parodies of themselves. It's 90210 meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Max in post-apocalyptic outer space. So don't take it too seriously.

And as a completely intellectual exercise there's Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth. Although it's tough to track down all the episodes. It used to be on Netflix but I've managed to pull most of it together through Vimeo and Youtube.

Squires

Indoctrinating 10 year olds.

Damaged people with distorted world-views are more likely to find appealing what the left sells than not. Therefore the left has an interest in manufacturing damaged minds.

If you want to keep an organization of cluster-B personalities fed, anxiety farming is the most secure method.

David

Indoctrinating 10 year olds.

In a saner world, these pernicious hokum merchants, these psychological abusers of children, would be chased out of town by furious parents.

pst314

Today’s word is equality.

I read that a professor at a prominent American university has been suspended for refusing to make such a concession to black students. Sorry, I don't remember where or remember a link.

pst314

Indoctrinating 10 year olds.

I have been informed by a Wise Progressive Mind that teachers can do whatever they want because Academic Freedom. Parents have no say. The idea that the teachers are servants rather than rulers is foreign to her.

David

I don’t remember where or remember a link.

William Jacobson?

pst314

William Jacobson?

No, William Jacobson is under fire for criticizing Black Lives Matter, pointing out that it perpetrating a fraud. I was thinking of someone else, who had refused to cancel exams for black students or something like that.

Steve E

I don’t remember where or remember a link.

Gordon Klein

And he was following University policy as directed by his supervisor.

David

I was thinking of someone else,

That there are several possibilities is a thing to note in itself.

Damian

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qVtMY7KjQgEJ:https://twitter.com/PalmerReport/status/1272640664468144137+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us">https://twitter.com/PalmerReport/status/1272640664468144137+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us">https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qVtMY7KjQgEJ:https://twitter.com/PalmerReport/status/1272640664468144137+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Feel the compassion!

Damian

Apologies for the text pile-up. It wouldn't let me embed the link for some reason, but I promise the preview looked normal. (I had to post the web cache link because he naturally deleted the tweets.)

David

Feel the compassion!

The inside of his head must make a loud, continual buzzing noise.

pst314

Feel the compassion!

I've never heard of the guy, but it occurs to me that any fool can create a webpage and call it [trumpet voluntary] The Palmer Report in imitation of the more famous fools that we see in the newspapers and on TV--the fools who are usually more careful to not reveal what they ultimately want to do to people like us.

Daniel Ream

Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth. Although it's tough to track down all the episodes.

[Hoists Jolly Roger, adjusts eyepatch] I prefer the term 'gentleman of fortune'.

I was really enjoying The Expanse at first because I think there's a lot to be said for a hard SF setting without warp drive, BEMs and ray guns - until, well, er. You know. Spoilers.

Let's see, TV recommendations. My usual list is a bit long in the tooth now:

Justified
The Americans
Banshee

Burn Notice is good for the first two seasons, but then suffers from getting more seasons than they had ideas to fill.

Cobra Kai is surprisingly watchable, since they've taken the "Daniel-san is actually the villain of The Karate Kid" joke and run with it.

I'm enjoying Knightfall, which is about as accurate as Vikings but is entertaining.

Churchill's Secret Agents - a reality show about the SEO training program - is a cracking good watch.

For a CW-esque kind of show, MTV's Teen Wolf does a surprisingly good job of building its own unique lore. It's a slightly less grim Vampire Diaries.

I've been avoiding most new TV because I'm just weary of the covert and overt proselytizing.

Baceseras

What, again?!

Darleen

Indoctrinating 10 year olds.

If there is a silver-lining to the Wuhan Bat Lab Cooties lockdown and shutting down schools is that parents have been right there to listen to the lessons their kids are getting via online platforms. Before, unless the kids came home and actually shared what they were learning, parents may have had suspicions but now, there it is, on their own computer screens.

AND parents are learning that homeschooling may have been difficult but not impossible. Many parents are not going to return their kids to school when they do open.

David

What, again?!

[ Fixes italics overflow. Which, for those who like to know these things, was All Daniel’s Fault. ]

David

[ Fetches rickety, two-legged stool. ]

David

I was really enjoying The Expanse at first because I think there’s a lot to be said for a hard SF setting without warp drive, BEMs and ray guns - until, well, er. You know. Spoilers.

What put you off? Everyone else, look away now.

pst314

What put you off? Everyone else, look away now.

I too am curious: most of the praise I've seen has been from people whose opinions I do not trust due to them being far-left ideologues likely to praise or condemn based said ideology. (Did I ever mention the sf writer whose "list" of fine writers turned out almost all leftists and gay leftists with a few token lesbian leftists?)

Damian

the fools who are usually more careful to not reveal what they ultimately want to do to people like us.

If there's one thing I appreciate about these outbursts of, uh, enthusiasm, it's that our junior-varsity Jacobins, high on the thrill of surfing what they imagine to be the Next Wave of History, don't bother trying to disguise a sentiment like "We should put conservatives in involuntary therapy/work camps until they prove to us that they deserve to be recognized as human beings, and by 'conservatives,' we mean 'nice people' who mind their own business and treat others with basic courtesy."

Daniel Ream

All Daniel’s Fault.

Oh.

I'll get me coat.

...did you have to use the smelly lighter fluid?

What put you off?

I'm a big fan of the industrial future as depicted in movies like Alien, Outland and Planetes, where the focus is more on the social and technological changes that have evolved as humans moved out into near space. The Expanse started out like that, with clever little details like the Belter neck tattoos being stylized versions of the scar early Belters got from wearing poorly fitted helmets for hours or days at a time.

And then wormholes and aliens and rayguns.

Sam

Justified

Many ideological fellow travelers with similar tastes have recommended this, but I cannot see the appeal honestly. What's your favorite aspect and does it get better?

What put you off? Everyone else, look away now.

Also curious. I thought David had a good synopsis of the uneven quality of the show. Personally, most episodes had me complimenting something original, then swearing off the show 5 minutes later as being irredeemably stupid followed by genuine laughs and culminating in weaponized cringe. Then you jump back on the roller coaster for the next episode.

Kind of a "brings you a steak but takes your silverware" kind of show.

David

And then wormholes and aliens and rayguns.

Heh. I’m not sure that’s entirely fair. I haven’t seen any rayguns yet. The politics and grime and so forth are still there, just in a much wider setting. And as alien technology – or whatever it is - goes, it’s quite ambiguous and capable of surprising. Ditto where it came from, and why. What I’ve enjoyed – more than the politics and grime, and certainly more than the irritating Belter patois – is the sense of escalation – most obvious in seasons two and three - where the scale of the story grows quite dramatically, with huge asteroids… doing impossible things, or large chunks of Venus… doing impossible things. The open-endedness of the proto-molecule, the MacGuffin, is a large part of the appeal, at least for me.

Daniel Ream

What's your favorite aspect and does it get better?

It's Elmore Leonard, and it's the one adaptation of Elmore Leonard that Elmore Leonard said got it right. If you don't care for Leonard's particular kind of drolly ironic style, I can see how it wouldn't appeal. I do, and I also enjoy the modern Western flavour. Along with Banshee, the other reason I like it is that it's unrepentantly aimed at its male audience and neither panders to nor vilifies them. It's also probably Neal McDonough's best performance.

Seasons 4 and 5 aren't as good because they only had three planned and wrapped up most of the narratives at the end of Season 3.

David

the uneven quality of the show.

Yes, that – uneven. It doesn’t quite cohere. No episode ever hits a ‘9’. Bits of it are great and genuinely surprising – the, er, relocations and transformations of very large things, for instance. And other bits are dull and hackneyed – Holden and Naomi being obvious weak points.

Baceseras

TV recommendations 

The best series I've seen in years is Escape at Dannemora, about a couple of lifers breaking out of a high security prison -- "based on a true story," so I'm told, but what matters is it's gripping and convincing. Benicio del Toro is scary-good, as you'd expect; you might not be able to guess how terrific Patricia Arquette is as a slow-motion train-wreck of a woman, the prison employee who helps them escape.

It's seven episodes, so they were able to have just one diretor throughout, keeping it consistent. The director was Ben Stiller, and it's a no-vanity project for him: he serves the material, finds just the right tone and stays true to it.

Sam Duncan

You think you've seen everything? Ooooh, no. Now you've seen everything.

The world has gone completely batshit insane.

Alex DeWynter

If you haven't seen Bosch, it's well worth a look.

Hal

The world has gone completely batshit insane.

Nah. The world has gone totally stuck indoors at computers.

Those unable to keep themselves entertained, or unable to keep working, or don't have to stay working, have gone totally buggered bored.

Now, for those who are both, particularly such as showbiz types that can't get work these days, and have to figure out how to keep getting work under such rather shifting circumstances, the question comes up of what to do that will get one rather enhanced visibility so as to keep the “career” going, where playing a role is just playing a role, really now, no one is going to take any of this seriously now . . . . . .

From that point of view, it's a sort of a futility show variety, live audition workshop, job to be hired for to be decided later, as long one is visibly still available now . . . .

Daniel Ream

Heh. I’m not sure that’s entirely fair.

I suspect we're just after different things from such a show. I feel like there's more than enough scope and scale in TV SF, and precious little of the pseudo-realistic hard SF.

As background noise I've had Sea Patrol on and if there's one thing I've learned, if you're in the RAN holy shit never leave the ship.

pst314

Gordon Klein And he was following University policy as directed by his supervisor.

Thank you, Steve.

David

If you haven’t seen Bosch, it’s well worth a look.

Yes, Bosch is very good. Except for season six, which was decidedly underwhelming.

David

A familiar mental pattern:

When they’re burning your house or business, it’s mostly-peaceful protest. But when the vandalism comes to her house it’s domestic terrorism.

You’d think reciprocal principles would be a bare minimum. But apparently not.

David

I suspect we’re just after different things from such a show. I feel like there’s more than enough scope and scale in TV SF, and precious little of the pseudo-realistic hard SF.

I haven’t read the books, but I suppose the idea of the TV series is to juxtapose the two – a near future with familiar physics and familiar problems, suddenly confronted with something outside of its, and our, experience – something rather hazardous but with boggling potential.

MC

Bosch is very good. Except for season six

When I read that, I think oooh, 6 seasons? A lot of catching up. I fear the internet might have permanently damaged my attention span.

Steve E mentioned Altered Carbon. Speaking as a fan of the books, it's utter bollocks. They dick about with the plot and situation in a pointless fashion in S1, which stores up problems for the largely nonsensical S2. It has also become stupidly PCified. It's so 'diverse' almost everyone is black, including characters who were already non-white to begin with. In S2 the male lead becomes increasingly toothless and weak. It also falls into the superhero bollocks movie trap of thinking that endless chop socky nonsense is a substitute for action and drama.

They've also run out of original material to butcher so I'm not going to bother with S3.

John

https://youtu.be/N8Ei2XwrEnA

Louis Farrakhan is a thoroughly detestable human being.

Annoying he is a damned good violinist.

https://youtu.be/9s2hW2PUVtU

The second link is from his early career as a calypso singer and shows a thoughtful and sensitive insight into the transgender condition.

John

Re the above I wonder if Chelsea Handler would be quite so understanding about his views on transgenderism as she apparently is about his anti-semitism. Too bad that no-one will ever ask her.

Jonathan

Things that I've enjoyed over the last few years - in no particular order:

The Strain - modern vampire stuff.

Professor T - quirky and Flemish.

Narcos - great fictionalised re-telling of some of Americas Pyrrhic victories in the drug wars.

The Mandalorian - even though I'm not a Star Wars fan

The Witcher - enjoyable fantasy romp.

The Shield - one of the best cop shows ever.

David

The Mandalorian - even though I’m not a Star Wars fan

Yes, I’ve enjoyed the first season. I don’t think it’s spectacular, just good fun. Almost whimsical. And likewise, I’m not a Star Wars enthusiast, but it works as a kind of spaghetti western about, er, parenting, sort of.

Jonathan

... but it works as a kind of spaghetti western about, er, parenting, sort of.

Pedro Pascal, also in Narcos, makes an excellent Man With No Name. And Baby Yoda is incredibly cute.

David

Pedro Pascal, also in Narcos, makes an excellent Man With No Name. And Baby Yoda is incredibly cute.

It’s a fun pairing. I’m not sure how many seasons they can string it out for, but at the moment I’m entertained. I tend to think that the less Star Wars it is, or at least the more removed it is from recent films - and the less dialogue there is - the more I like it.

David

Interesting use of the word disproportionately.

Hal

Oh.

I finally got around to noticing Transporter Malfunction (2)

Here's Transporter Malfunction Prime.

Felicity

I have been watching SS-GB, mostly because I find the premise fascinating.

Jonathan

...the less Star Wars it is, or at least the more removed it is from recent films - and the less dialogue there is - the more I like it.

The lack of cod mysticism and the laconic main character are a big plus.

David

The lack of cod mysticism and the laconic main character are a big plus.

Yes, that. I’m hoping they don’t make it ‘more Star Wars’ as it goes on. I think it was the first episode in which there was hardly any dialogue at all and that worked surprisingly well. Gave it a distinct mood.

David

I have been watching SS-GB, mostly because I find the premise fascinating.

Not seen that one. I need to write a list.

pst314

Interesting use of the word disproportionately.

Also of the word "stereotype".

And as for "the galleries lack context", well, what sort of "context" do they think is needed? I suppose that would be a "context" that always explains to us that when Jamal punches a 92 year old woman, or Trayvon robs and murders someone, it's really not their fault--and anyone who avoids neighborhoods with lots of Jamals and Trayvons is a racist.

Adam

Two headlines from this morning:

AUSTRIA: MAN FINED FOR FARTING 'WITH FULL INTENT' AT POLICE (New York Times)

WHAT THE WIND BLEW AWAY (Washington Examiner)

They just struck me as funny. Don't go making a conspiracy theory about them!

Steve E

Also of the word "stereotype".

Speaking of stereotypes, say goodbye to Aunt Jemima.

pst314

A Mighty Wind.

David

Speaking of stereotypes, say goodbye to Aunt Jemima.

those who say such images perpetuate racist stereotypes.

It’s interesting how the cause of unflattering stereotypes about black people is said to be an innocuous syrup logo, to which few will give a second thought, or indeed a first; rather than, say, the actual behaviour of a significant number of black people, witnessed many times, often first-hand, and not least recently. It’s almost a kind of displacement activity. A way of pretending.

Karl

say goodbye to Aunt Jemima

Curious they make no mention of what is to replace the outdated stereotype of a black woman making good from impoverished beginnings.

Sista Jamaila chucking a Molotov cocktail into a burning police car?

Cousin Jamal running from a recently looted Target proudly clutching his favourite breakfast syrup?

Inquiring minds want to know.

David

Speaking of stereotypes, say goodbye to Aunt Jemima.

It’s a bit like saying, for instance, “Barney’s view of black people as being more likely to be involved in crime, especially violent crime, is all the fault of the chap on Uncle Ben’s Rice packaging.”

Daniel Ream

a kind of spaghetti western about, er, parenting, sort of.
I’m hoping they don’t make it ‘more Star Wars’ as it goes on.

For me, Favreau and Filoni have made the most Star Wars-y Star Wars in decades. They understand that Star Wars is just a fusion of the movies Lucas watched as a kid at the local theater in the 1960's - so WWII movies, cowboy movies, Flash Gordon, and because Lucas was a film student in the 1970's, Kurosawa.

The Mandalorian is The Man with No Name crossed with Lone Wolf and Cub. Flash Gordon comes in with the set dressing and visuals. There are a few stumbles - the more they introduce the Force the more it jars with the very grounded tone, and they can't resist injecting Star Wars fan jokes about stormtroopers.

Jonathan

The Drinker has a few thoughts on Why The Past Matters.

David

For me, Favreau and Filoni have made the most Star Wars-y Star Wars in decades.

Heh. Well, again, the less it resembles the woke trashfire of recent offerings, the better, I should think.

Sam

At 54 years of age JK Rowling is officially an old F.A.R.T.

Sam

Curious they make no mention of what is to replace the outdated stereotype

Given these cretins' commie LARPing perhaps they'll ape the Soviets and demand it be labelled just "Syrup" like in the good ol' USSR.

Haha just kidding! Like the Reds had access to outrageous luxuries like viscous sugar and things to put it on for breakfast. Tovarishch, please.

Hal

The horror, the horror.

Pooklord

Agggggghhhhhhh !

Needed to be said.

Governor Squid

JK Rowling is showing herself for who she’s been the whole time... Don’t give her another cent.

I made the mistake of looking at the author's profile. I swear to God there must be a big machine somewhere that works day and night stamping out transgender furry tattooed face-pierced struggling author stereotypes. This one is right out of Central Casting.

Also, "don't give her another cent"? Sweetie, there's a bloody great drydock standing empty where the HMS Hogwarts used to be. That ship sailed a long time ago.

David

This one is right out of Central Casting.

They’re all being terribly radical in exactly the same way. Practically predestined.

Captain Nemo

Nothing to see here, just Peter Hitchens standing tall against an angry, slogan-chanting mob:

https://twitter.com/PaulEmbery/status/1273347975780216835

Steve E

Nothing to see here, just Peter Hitchens standing tall against an angry, slogan-chanting mob:

At what point does this become straight forward harrassment?

Always led by a woman; have you noticed? The same ones who bullied some poor girl who didn't have the right makings for the club in high school.

The UK needs a good dose of second amendment rights

Pooklord

Since nobody has mentioned the quite excellent and thematically-more-complex-and-interesting-than-it-initially-appears, Barry on HBO, I will. Likewise, Succession, also on HBO is worth seeing.

Baceseras

angry, slogan-chanting mob:

"Sharna pax an get the pole"

Squires

Peter Hitchens standing tall against an angry, slogan-chanting mob...

I’m reminded of his brother on Bill Maher casually referring to the latter’s jeering audience as a bunch of “trained seals”.

Craig Mc

The Chernobyl mini-series was quite well done. Took a few liberties, but the technical exposition was as well done as any documentary.

Alex DeWynter

Another excellent show is -- well, was, since it wrapped up a few years ago -- White Collar.

Hal

War: A Commentary by Gwynne Dyer,seven episodes.

David

Morning, all.

Tomorrow’s Ephemera has been compiled and should materialise just after midnight, UK time. Apparently, some of you fret about these things.

Horace Dunn

say goodbye to Aunt Jemima

How long will it be before The Left starts bleating about the lack of BAME faces on food packaging?

Can someone please find The Left something useful to do?

PiperPaul

How about telephone sanitizers in this pandemic era?

pst314

Tomorrow’s Ephemera has been compiled and should materialise just after midnight

So, no transporter malfunction?

David

I believe this is what’s known as a difficult customer.

Via Holborn.

David

So, no transporter malfunction?

The night is young.

pst314

Can someone please find The Left something useful to do?

Easy. Put them to work digging another White Sea Canal. :-D

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