[solved]American questions for British people

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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Pete Best on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:06 am

    Yeah agree about the 7th series, while the only real stinker was the second one with modern Clara and all that signing, the only really good one was the Angels in Manhattan. Splitting the series in two for The Olympics killed the momentum and the arc was very weak compared to those in 5th and 6th which were very good.
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    Post by raj gibson on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:37 am

    Yeah, I wrote an email to a friend late last year that turned into a 1,000-word essay on the past few seasons of Dr. Who. Short version is that they sow the seeds for the seventh season's problems in the sixth season when they pass on a number of logical points for Amy and Rory to retire. Lack of two-part episodes (and the accompanying development of supporting characters) really hurts too.
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    Post by Pete Best on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:16 pm

    There were at least two points for them to go, you'd imagine that if the 2012 series had been a whole one they'd have gone in the end and the run with Clara this year would also have been full.

    The 50th anniversary show is sure to be great however.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

    Did any of you support the 2010 effort "Cage Against the Machine" to get John Cage's 4'33" to top the charts as the Christmas Number One?
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    Post by undo on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:34 am

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    Post by Pete Best on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:13 am

    ClosetOfExhaustion wrote:Did any of you support the 2010 effort "Cage Against the Machine" to get John Cage's 4'33" to top the charts as the Christmas Number One?
    Yep.
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    Post by Pete Best on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:14 am

    undo wrote:
    #nailedit
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    Post by undo on Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:36 am

    ever been to this restaurant

    http://londonreviewofsandwiches.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/bacon-sandwich-at-love-walk-cafe-camberwell/
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    Post by Bruegel on Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:55 am

    No. Sounds appalling. I've got a couple of mates from work who live in Camberwell so I'll ask/warn them.

    The last dude in the comments mentions my favourite caff in London - Pellici's in Bethnal Green. A proper old greasy spoon run by the same family for 100+ years.
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:43 pm

    you have any links on a brief history of the cultural cache of "bacon sandwiches" in British culture?

    heard enough Harry Redknapp bacon sandwich jokes that i just need to know where this fascination comes from
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    Post by undo on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:57 am

    Are all "skinheads" racist?

    If not, why would someone try to join them or identify as one?

    I guess we have them in America, too, but I don't know if it's the same culture.
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    Post by Duff... on Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:03 pm

    Someone was telling me last month about this skinhead he knew and apparently upon seeing the look on my face clarified, "Not the racist kind." So I too await a British answer to this American question.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:34 pm

    Watching Lock Stock for the first time in like a decade and it's still cool as hell. Are the post-Snatch Richie films worth a shit? Or should I just stick to the complete Red Dwarf for my bit of British cultural experience?
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:37 pm

    ^ I imagine at the time everybody was all "ooh shit it's the British Tarrentino!!!" Being oblivious is fun as fuck at times.
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    Post by reuben on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:17 pm

    Ned my mom really liked his Sherlock Holmes movies.
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    Post by Soma on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:44 am

    I think the skinhead subculture was initially based around listening to black music but they left reggae behind when it started to develop themes of black nationalism that most of them couldn't relate to.

    I also have no idea what I'm talking about but the Wikipedia article is a worthwhile read.
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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:21 am

    there are still skins who identify with the original fashion/music subculture (traditional ska/rocksteady/reggae, turn ups, Ben Sherman shirts, braces, DMs etc.) It basically grew out of a mixing of working class mod and rude boy cultures.

    although some of the National Front skins were diaspora from the original skins schism, mostly it was just racist/disaffected pricks reappropriating the look - mostly for the aggressive appearance/nazi legacy I suppose.

    a film like This is England gives an interesting, if oversimplified, snapshot of the dichotomy.
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    Post by phixed on Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:38 am

    I met a skinhead in college who was belligerently pro-semite. It took me awhile to wrap my head around that one but after watching him put himself in a hospital trying to break a bottle over his head, I realized that no matter what kind of skinhead you are, you are still an idiot.
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    Post by chrondog on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:13 am

    i think being overly seriously invested in any subculture based on fashion and music is pretty fucking stupid

    throw the ideology out the window, homie
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Soma on Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:54 pm

    Question for Bruegel, Mitchell, other Londoners: what's a really good, really classically English pub I can take my girlfriend to when she visits on the 11th?
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    Post by Soma on Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:57 pm

    I'm also looking for recs for good restaurants that serve recognisably English food. I want to prove to her that, yes, it does exist.
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    Post by Bruegel on Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:44 pm

    Soma wrote:Question for Bruegel, Mitchell, other Londoners: what's a really good, really classically English pub I can take my girlfriend to when she visits on the 11th?
    I'd go for one of the central Samuel Smith pubs. The Princess Louise or the Cittie of Yorke spring to mind.

    The Holly Bush in Hampstead is pretty hard to fuck with if you are looking for a cosy retreat after a wintery walk on the heath.
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    Post by Pete Best on Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:29 pm

    Co sign on Samuel Smith, I like Lyceum Tavern if you are that way.

    Don't have extensive knowledge but if in were in the areas that contained them I would probably go to; The Victoria (Paddington), Bree Louise (Euston), Ship and Shovel (Charing Cross), Paternoster (St. Paul's), The Slaughtered Lamb (Clerkenwell), The Volunteer (Baker St.), Bunch of Grapes (London Bridge), Henry Addington (Canary Wharf) and The Porterhouse (Covent Garden)

    More through familiarity and ease than a five star endorsement.

    My respective locals have been Dial Arch in Woolwich and now The Drayton Court in West Ealing. Also went to The Cow in Stratford a lot when working at Olympics.
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    Post by Soma on Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:10 am

    Thank you for the recommendations. I haven't even pondered what sights to see yet and I'm already confident about this 'holiday'.
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    Post by raj gibson on Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:53 pm

    Ever had a corpse-gas explosion in your basement?

    This reminded me a bit of The Quincunx: http://gizmodo.com/how-corpses-helped-shape-the-london-underground-1493312117

    Put another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube's 19th-century excavation teams couldn't even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus deviates SW-by-NE to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.

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