Post by beccabear67 on Dec 10, 2019 18:55:01 GMT -5
They did show Blake's 7 on a Canadian cable channel, YTV, in a regular slot at one time. It was run in the late '80s-early '90s. The same channel also ran b&w Hartnell Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, and Gerry Anderson's Stingray and Thunderbirds. TV Ontario I think also used to air Doctor Who.
I want to see the two mice in a hot air balloon Nic Et Pic I used to see on the Francophone CBC. It didn't really help me much with the language but I did used to watch it anyway. I learned terms like baton elevete' and rudesque from La Soiree Du Hockey Molson.
Actually if someone wanted to give me a great present it would be of a Whitman Jigsaw puzzle I had of the Hotel Frontenac in Quebec City... I did that puzzle dozens of times and would love to have it again. I used to scour eBay for such things, but where do you find complete cheap brand jigsaw puzzles from fifty or more years ago? I saw some Nic Et Pic items though, and I did find new old stock of a Dakin stuffed baby 'Joey' kangaroo toy circa 1978 I used to love (but later let become a cat toy), and I looked for that off and on for well over ten years.
Post by beccabear67 on Dec 11, 2019 0:09:42 GMT -5
I used to do that with DVDs bert . I still have some series sets with half or more episodes I haven't 'gotten to yet'. Dustbin Men, Riverboat, Rising Damp, Ghost Squad, 87th Precinct, Sapphire & Steel, Bear Cats, Strange Report, Decoy, Lotus eaters... even Supercar I bet I haven't watched quite half of Supercar. But then I'm buying the old U.S. and British shows I know won't likely get aired. I read comics pretty fast though, especially some of the newer ones.
Some author once wrote about people buying books they don't read as getting some kind of subconscious satisfaction, as if they are storing up the time they would take to read for the future simply by having them.
I always though fleece lining looked cool. Don't know how warm it might actually be, but pilots used to wear stuff like that.
I have a heavy fleece-lined suede jacket from the early '70s, which is like a pilot's jacket in the way it fits, and it is very warm indeed. Almost too warm for anything but the bitterest winter days in England.
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Post by Roquefort Raider on Dec 20, 2019 13:29:26 GMT -5
I purchased this pen last week, after learning that French cartoonist Boulet uses it routinely. (I've tried several tools used by cartoonists I admire in the past, usually with less than satisfactory results... I remain a devoted Speedball C-6 pen nib user).
That pen? It's amazing! It's very similar to a Hunt 102 pen nib as far as results go; the line is very, very thin... and you don't have to keep dipping it in an inkwell!
It would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys using a pen, and naturally to any artist you may want to make happy come Christmas.