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October 15, 2018

British swear words

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:29 pm
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British swear words ranked in order of offensiveness.  Don’t say this blog isn’t educational. 🙂


September 30, 2011

Movie review: A Yank in the RAF (1941)

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 12:48 pm
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Since we have Netflix, I have been using the instant streaming feature to watch some movies that I hadn’t seen before.  I am trying to do this rather than watch reruns of the same mind-numbing sitcoms.

As part of their streaming feature, Netflix rotates in some older movies.  I took the chance to see this one recently, A Yank in the RAF.

As a movie it is ok.  Not great, but OK.  The movie revolves around a self-absorbed US pilot who ferries aircraft from Canada to Englad during WWII.  The movie was made in the US prior to the entry of the US into the war and it is clearly pro-England propaganda. 

The movie starts Tyrone Power and Betty Grable.  On of the things that strikes the view is how society and acceptable behavior have changed in the last 70 years.  Power’s character’s behavior borders between a stalker and potential date rapist.  Grable comes off as a fickle airhead.

Of interest to modelers are scenes of WWII Harvards, Hudsons and some newsreel footage of Spitfires from the Battle of Britian era.  Of course, they are all in black and white.

All in all, it isn’t a bad movie and wasn’t a waste of time, but Casablanca it isn’t.

May 17, 2011

UK defense cuts

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:20 pm
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The UK’s recent deep defense cuts have apparently already come home to roost.  Story here.

April 29, 2011

This can’t possibly be true

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:47 am
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This story out of England seems to illustrate political correctness run amok.  It seems to silly to be true.

April 15, 2011

What happens when government gets involved in healthcare

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:59 am
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Here is the result, always.

August 6, 2010

An awful story

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:33 am
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This is sad.  I just hope we in the U.S. don’t end up in the same situation.

March 1, 2010

This guy has stones.

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:42 pm
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This is an amazing story.  I hope we are recording as many of these as possible before they are lost to time.

October 26, 2009

Government as nanny

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:23 pm
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Here they are in the UK taking kids away because they are overweight.

September 10, 2009

Can we get this guy elected here?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:44 am
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I like this guy.

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