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gopher

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Minnesota: Gopher State
local news - the latest from Gopherland: black cop charged for death of white female Australian in Minneapolis ~ local commentators have said this is a big surprise
 

Walter

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Jesus Christ Superstar on NBC. A very good production. Live. Good to see Alice Cooper is still performing. John Legend is a very credible Jesus.
 

gopher

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Minnesota: Gopher State
Jesus Christ Superstar on NBC. A very good production. Live. Good to see Alice Cooper is still performing. John Legend is a very credible Jesus.


Darn - forgot all about it as I was watching Notre Dame fightin' Irish girls > Mississippi St for the national championship.

Will check for a replay of that even which sounds quite exciting.

BTW, didn't know you and I agreed at least on one subject ~ Alice Cooper: quite a character and quite a entertainer as well.
 

Blackleaf

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Life On The Road (2016)



Comedy mockumentary movie.

The film catches up with former office manager David Brent (Ricky Gervais) 12 years after the airing of the BBC mockumentary "The Office" to find he is now a travelling salesman for bathroom supplies firm Lavichem.

However, he hasn't given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality...


 

Blackleaf

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Grandpa's Great Escape (2017)



Many years ago, Grandpa was a World War II flying ace, but sadly he is now suffering from Alzheimer's disease. When his family can no longer look after him, he is moved to Twilight Towers, an old people's home. It soon becomes clear that Miss Dandy is running Twilight Towers for her own ulterior motives, and it is up to Grandpa and grandson Jack to make a daring escape. Failure could have the direst of consequences, but success will give Grandpa a final chance to relive his past and take to the sky once again in his beloved Spitfire.

Based on the children's book by David Walliams and starring Tom Courtenay as Grandpa, Kit Connor as Jack, Samantha Spiro and David Williams as Jack's parents Patricia and Barry and Jennifer Saunders as Miss Dandy.

 

Blackleaf

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The Black Adder (1983)



Witchsmeller Pursuivant

The cruel Witchsmeller Pursuivant is sent to root out the source of an outbreak of witchcraft - and quickly lays the blame on Edmund, Lord Percy and Baldrick. If they can't prove their innocence, they'll be burned at the stake.


S1E5 The Black Adder - The Witchsmeller Pursuivant - Video Dailymotion


Blackadder II (1986)



Head

Queen Elizabeth appoints Edmund Blackadder as the new Lord High Executioner - a job in which no-one survives more than a week.

A woman wants to see her husband one last time, and then the Queen decides to pardon him altogether. The trouble is, Blackadder has already had him executed. So he and Baldrick have to come up with a cunning plan...


Blackadder Season 02 Episode 02 - Head - Video Dailymotion


Blackadder the Third (1987)



Dish and Dishonesty

The newly elected Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, plans to bankrupt Prince George by striking him from the Civil List.
With Parliament deadlocked, Blackadder devises a plan to have Baldrick elected as an MP in the rotten borough of Dunny-on-the-Wold and thus ensure the bill will be defeated. This episode lampoons British parliamentary politics, BBC election coverage and a corrupt British honours system.

Featuring TV journalist Vincent Hanna who, at the time, was famous for his BBC coverage of UK by-elections.

Blackadder the Third - S3E01 - Dish and Dishonesty [Ro sub] HD - Video Dailymotion
 

Blackleaf

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Walking Through History

Stonehenge



Tony "Baldrick From Blackadder" Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past

In this episode, Tony heads off for a 45-mile walk across Wiltshire to tell the story of life and death in the last centuries of the Stone Age.

His route over chalk downlands and Salisbury Plain takes him through the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites in Europe.



Walking Through History

The Lakes



It was 30 years after the Romans invaded Britain that they were ready to take on the challenge of conquering the Lake District. With the toughest landscape they had encountered in the country, peopled by a rebellious tribe, it was no small task. Tony Robinson tackles the journey but, as he discovers on this 50-mile walk from Penrith past Ullswater to Ambleside and on to the Irish Sea at Ravenglass, the Romans encountered beauty and danger in equal measure.



Walking Through History

The Tudor Way



Tony Robinson has quite a lengthy walk ahead of him as it takes four days of vigorous hiking to get from Penshurst in the Weald to Lewes on the South Downs. He's visiting places with a connection to Henry VIII. Some are magnificent manor houses, but others are less well-known sites where both the Tudor iron industry and beer brewing industry once flourished.


 
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Blackleaf

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Walking Through History

England's Last Battle: The West Country



Actor, historian, author and Labour Party activist Sir Tony Robinson recalls the story of the Duke of Monmouth, Charles II's illegitimate son and his attempted rebellion against King James II in 1685. He starts his trail on Dorset's Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis and ends on the Somerset Levels, following in the footsteps of the young Monmouth.



Walking Through History

The Brontë Country



Tony explores the magnificent hills, valleys and moors of the Brontë Country in West Yorkshire.

He starts out in the city of Bradford, walking through the South Pennines to Haworth, the home of the Brontë sisters and their brother Branwell. He visits their birthplace in Thornton and recalls tales along the way of their childhoods with the help of Brontë experts.


 
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Blackleaf

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Britain's Most Historic Towns

Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's history through the stories of individual towns and cities, revealing what life was really like at key moments in our turbulent past.

Viking York



In York, Britain's most Viking city, Alice takes part in a Viking battle, meets the metal detectorists behind one of the UK's greatest archaeological finds, and gets her hands on a Viking poo.

Britains Most Historic Towns S01E02 - Video Dailymotion


Norman Winchester



In Winchester, Britain's most Norman city, Alice storms a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks in to an eel pie.

Britains Most Historic Towns S01e03 - Video Dailymotion
 

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Watching The Intern, with Robert DeNiro as a 70 year old intern at a dot com company.

The boss sent an email to her Mom that was a mistake so Deniro suggests they break into her house and steal the computer.

And they do and the theft is a huge hilarious success!

So I thought this must be an old movie when people didn't understand computers but no, its 2015, and its a big budget movie.

Ridiculous.
 

Blackleaf

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Joanna Lumley's Japan (2016)



Episode 3

The British actress goes on a 2,000 mile journey across the four main islands of Japan, travelling from north to south meeting local people and absorbing the culture.

In this episode she heads to the island of Shikoku hoping to gain a better understanding of Japanese Buddhism. She then takes a bullet train to another island - Kyushu - where she finds the Henn Na Hotel, the world's first robot hotel. At Nagasaki, she visits Shiroyama Elementary School, one of the only buildings to survive the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Joanna then travels to Sakurajima, one of the country's most active volcanoes, before heading to the islands of Okinawa where one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War was fought.


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4wshiv
 

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Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears

Borrowdale



The bushcraft expert's latest stop on his trek across diverse and spectacular British landscapes is Borrowdale in the Lake District. Here, he uses the River Derwent as his guide to the Borrowdale valley, home to ancient forests and some very special wildlife including peregrine falcons. Ray goes with National Park officer Peter Barron to view a site used by the birds, and learns about the theft of eggs from nests, and how locals have intervened to protect them.


Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears

Isle of Skye



The bushcraft expert has explored some of Britain's most diverse and spectacular landscapes, from Dartmoor to the Thames Path, Galloway to Snowdonia, and his journey now concludes with a trip to the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland in search of Britain's rarest bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle. He also visits a seal colony, but it's a golden eagle he spots overhead that inspires him to wax lyrical.

 

Cliffy

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Street musician Marcello Calabrese live in Rome, "Comfortably numb" (Pink Floyd)