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I do love It's a Wonderful Life and Love Actually. When we were kids it was a tradition to watch The Snowman every year... I guess the Irn Bru advert is probably on the cards :-)

(Look it up on youtube if you haven't seen it - it is awesome. As are most Irn Bru ads tbh!)
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Goodbye, Farewell & Amen counts as a movie, right? It's always guaranteed. At several points. I even felt a lump when the Simpsons did a reference to the last scene :-)

Also - usually STII - OK, I know what's going to happen, but I always seem to persuade myself to forget enough to go weepy. And happy crying at the end of STIV where you see the Enterprise-A. Happy tears also quite often Apollo 13, and Love Actually does it as well! And of course, It's a wonderful life!
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OK, this is my last post on this - if I don't call a halt I'll be spamming you all day!

First, my favourite joke of all time.

What do you call a pig with 3 eyes?

A piiig.

OK, it's maybe a bit silly, but when I first read in in a paper I laughed lots on the train, and was chuckling all the way home - I'm silently giggling at the moment thinking about it!

Milton Jones.

And finally....

You know I almost forgot the number one, will always make me laugh, guaranteed, every single year...

Going to mass with Alastair at Christmas.

"Silent Night" begins. I actually really love it; lovely music, mostly lovely lyrics. The one jarring note?

"Allelujah" does not rhyme with "afar".

Really.

It doesn't.

"Afar" is not "afa" and "allelujah" is not "allelujar".

We know it's coming as soon as the hymn begins. We look determinedly forward, preparing our willpower (maybe a sneaky little sideways glance). As the offending line approaches, we try not to look at each other, try not to laugh, be horribly aware that the other is doing the same and knowing that we are going to fail...

Actually it's one of my favourite Christmas traditions!
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I should have thought of books - ones that always make me laugh out loud...

Glasgow Fairytale by Alastair McIver.

Q-in-Law by Peter David. Pure dead brilliant. First ST book I ever bought - and so glad my first one was it and not some of the pure shite out there, or I may never have bought a second!

Back to TV/Movies briefly...

YPM "The Key". How could I have missed it!

And in real life...

Peter dangling a string for the cats to chase.



Arg... so many things make me laugh!
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"DUCK!"


(It's a line from a great movie, Miracles.)

Also Campbell in Takin over the asylum "We''re gonnae be arrested! We're gonnae be charged!" (very delighted and excited about this. Eddie wasn't.)

Also from TOTA "He's gonnae blow it up!" followed by the chant of "Fergus, Fergus, Fergus..."

MASH - offhand, the confrontaion between Potter & Charles on the jeep in Communication Breakdown. Also "You could say that all of us together made up Tuttle." and the classic "AIR-RAID!!!"
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It's esperanto for Hawkeye.

I like it & not changing it!
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Yes.

Haven't found one yet!

I've seen films like 12 Angry Men, Love Actually, ST 2,3,4,6 more times that I can remember and still love watching them. For TV, at one point I could write out the dialogue for "Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler" (an episode of MASH) - that was 20 odd years ago, and still not tired of seeing it yet.

Books that I can read over and over... Foundation trilogy. Any of the Daneel Olivaw novels. Callahans. Some ST books - Q-in-Law and Federation spring to mind.

Sometimes I'm just in the mood for watching/reading something great that I love, and it's not an issue how often I've read or seen it before.
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Yes, because they are both wonderful people and good friends.
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That isn't at all something my friends know :-P
 
It's the Bubble (aka St Andrews,Fife).

I studied & lived there for 2 years. I met so many friends there. I also became part of a social group which was kind of new to me. I started roleplaying :-)  spent far too much time roleplaying and ot enough studying - which is one of the reasons I failed 2nd year...

It's a gorgeous town. It'svery much a student town. I's also really good for looking at stars!

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I wouldn't want to change my dad :-) but if I had to choose a famous person - it would have to be Johnny Ball.
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As opposed to ethereal or celestial?
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Maths.

'cos it's pretty and I feel there is more beauty just out of my reach I want to understand :-)
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Baby.

Then other humans if ness and *possibly* cats. Nothing else - not worth the risk.
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Assuming it was safe, the arsonist. Wouldn't try to save belongings anyway because that's dumb in a fire! People, even shitty people > things.
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OK, Late on this one, but worth mentioning - although I think most of you have heard my rants on I, Robot before?

The book was wonderful. One of the reasons for the whole robot series was a frustration with robot stories' mostly being "clank clank - arg! - there are some things man was not meant to know" (taken from one of Asimov's intros).

Asimov's robots were meant to be tools. The movie was completely against that.

Then there is how some of the stories have been mashed together - clumsily...

And adding insult to injury, the wonderful Susan Calvin as the LOVE INTEREST!?!?!?! GRRR!!!!


ETA - I've read Harlan Ellison's rejected screenplay. There were a couple of continuity queries I would have had if I had been in a position to accept/reject it (namely that I love the story "Evidence" and the screenplay had issues with it), but it was wonderful and true to the mood, and even with the contradictions with the original, made me satisfied and happy.

In other words, the guy who rejected it had the brains of an artichoke.
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Some kind of demon/monster with big tusks.
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