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  1. Angela Channing

    The Last Dance

    I've just finished watching this documentary which is about the Chicago Bulls basketball team in the 1990s but it focusses heavily on Michael Jordan. Although it's a basketball documentary, it's just as much a documentary about winning, team building, working as a team and leadership. Watching...
  2. Angela Channing

    Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82

    Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82. Her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, said she died of cancer, after being diagnosed in March. "She spent her last months joyfully...
  3. Angela Channing

    "Next Friday"

    If someone said to you today they were doing something "next Friday" would you understand that to mean the immediate next Friday, i.e. 11th September, or Friday next week, i.e. 18th September? This always confuses me because it means different things to different people. Personally, I think...
  4. Angela Channing

    Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to win Community Shield

    I know it's only a friendly and I know Arsenal won on penalties but Arsenal have picked up the first trophy of the season when they won the Community Shield at Wembley. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb goal and netted the winning penalty in a shootout as Arsenal beat Premier League...
  5. Angela Channing

    What Has Trump Done For Black People?

    In his speech accepting the Republican Party nomination, Donald Trump claimed he has "done more for African Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln." This is complete nonsense of course, even if you choose to forget that Lyndon B Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights...
  6. Angela Channing

    Government Let Down Students With Botched A-Level Result System

    It's absolutely heartbreaking how students are being penalised by this government regarding A-level results. The system the government are using to award A-Level results is marking down so many young people unfairly. The algorithm they are using is adjusting predictions based on past...
  7. Angela Channing

    Boris Johnson's Amazing Technicolor Nightmare

    This video is a work of genius.
  8. Angela Channing

    Dallas Character Why Was Digger Called Digger?

    I always thought this name never really suited him because his skill was never digging for oil but sniffing it out. Why didn't he have a more appropriate nickname such as Sniffer or Bloodhound or Drifter? Tumbleweed would have worked better but that was already taken by Jason. Maybe he could...
  9. Angela Channing

    Angela's Final Soliloquy

    When I was making an animation of Angela’s final monologue, I had to listen to it repeatedly in order to sync the words with the lips of my animated character. While doing this I noticed details in the speech which I never really thought about before: A Love Letter To The Fans I previously...
  10. Angela Channing

    Falcon Crest - The Cartoon

    During lockdown I've had too much time on my hands and last week I decided to use some of it to create an animated version of the final scene of the series. I used pre-defined characters so the main one looks nothing like Jane Wyman, although I did use her voice. This is the result of my efforts:
  11. Angela Channing

    Saving Season 9

    I've never been a great fan of season 9, not because it wasn't very good but because to me it wasn't Falcon Crest. With Angela gone for most of the season, Michael Sharpe became the main character and I never really felt invested in the character because he was a complete outsider. I...
  12. Angela Channing

    Olivia de Havilland Has Died

    Hollywood actress Dame Olivia de Havilland, has died aged 104 Her most famous role was that of the virtuous Melanie opposite Vivien Leigh's wayward Scarlett, in the epic Gone with the Wind. Her relationship with her sister, the actress Joan Fontaine, was a constant source of speculation in...
  13. Angela Channing

    Wearing Face Coverings In Shops

    Do you support wearing face coverings in public? Today in England it is finally compulsory for people to wear face coverings in shops and in most indoor public spaces. It's about time and should have been insisted on weeks ago when the lockdown was beginning to be lifted. I was watching the...
  14. Angela Channing

    Ennio Morricone Has Died

    Award winning composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The Italian-born musician, who was known for writing memorable scores for films including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso is reported to have died from complications resulting from a fall. I...
  15. Angela Channing

    The Norman Conquests (1977)

    The 1977 TV series of the trilogy of plays by Alan Ayckbourn was originally screen when I was a young child and I have a vague recollection of seeing previews for it but it was on TV too late as I was still in infant school and had to be in bed early. However, I was always intrigued by it and...
  16. Angela Channing

    Supermarket Own Brand Groceries

    Do you buy them or do you prefer the well known brands? I mostly buy own brand items to save money but there are a few things that I always thought were never as good as the major brands. One was tea and I always bought PG Tips until a few years ago when they shrank the size of their teabags...
  17. Angela Channing

    Why Is American Politics So Old?

    Donald Trump is 74 which is pretty old for an elected world leader and is 9 years older that the leader of Germany (Angela Merkel) and Japan (Shinzo Abe) who are the next oldest in the G7. However, he is a relative spring chicken when compared with other leader US politicians: Joe Biden -...
  18. Angela Channing

    Have I Been Banned?

    ...from starting new threads in certain forums? Did I do something wrong? If I did, I can't imagine what was my transgression. I just noticed that when I visit certain forums, eg. US Politics, Headline News, Celebrity Scuttlebutt, the Post New Thread button isn't there so I'm no longer able to...
  19. Angela Channing

    Covid-19: How The World’s Media Covered The UK’s Response

    The UK media is mostly right-wing and supportive of our right-wing government so it's interesting to see how other countries have covered how we have dealt with the coronavirus. Germany German broadcaster ZDF describes the UK’s response as a "fatal failure", summarising: "The only thing that is...
  20. Angela Channing

    Liverpool Premier League Champions

    Well done Liverpool. They were easily the best team this season and deserved to win. There record so far this season of playing 31 matches and winning 28 of them is absolutely phenomenal. As an Arsenal fan, I was delighted they got beaten by Watford so they weren't able to match our...