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Kryptonite

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Look at the size of that sandwich!!
That looks like some of the footlong monstrosities I've seen people buying in Subway.

I've no idea how people manage to eat those, especially the ones that seem to have half a pound of cheese and a small animal worth of meat in them.
 

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Is Dougal sitting on a chair?
He is disconcertingly abridged, I think. Granted, the series had him move around like a legless brush but there is something sphinx-like about his presence at this mysterious festival. :gent:

He is crowned with the toque, so is credited with producing this odd banquet hands-free! The gob-stopping double-decker sandwich has been mentioned; it seems to have a smaller relation in front. Alfalfa sprouts for filling? With a hollowed-out cabbage full of mayonnaise. Just two of the kids will get a dubious-looking pink milk-shake in a pint tankard each. Maybe they will have to fight for them. The Magic Roundabout itself is a coconut sponge ridden by turds and there are some scattered lollipops to share the rest of the space with dismal picnic utensils. They could at least have piped "Can't be Arsed" on the cake to complete the impression! :party:

Paul Hamlyn's Octopus outfit was renowned for tight budgets and austere production-values, their books being printed in Eastern Europe. It would not surprise me if the kiddies were procured from a Prague orphanage - along with their supper! :rolleyes:
 
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I made a resolution not to buy more Tut until I'd chuck some out to make room - huh. Saw the Snowman seat (Fountasia pottery) at the on-site Municipal dump Recycling Centre Charity shop but wasn't that tempted - until the Staff pointed out a second one. Guess some-one must have paid the original £39.99 price tag for each (I paid £4.00 for both).
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That looks like some of the footlong monstrosities I've seen people buying in Subway.

I've no idea how people manage to eat those, especially the ones that seem to have half a pound of cheese and a small animal worth of meat in them.
The bread is frighteningly light in texture, if they were 'regular' bread, they'd be far far more filling.
 

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No other information needed! :buck:

I like the way it works with the sign beneath, "It matters not how long we live but how."

The conception must have been a thing to witness! :omg:
I was wondering who would be the first person to clock the writing underneath :wii: .. of course they run wild along the Cromer cliff tops you know ..
 

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Blood Simple is one of the all time great debuts.
I've recently read sections of an undergrad textbook on film-making and audio editing to teach a first year university student and then watched Blood Simple earlier tonight--much food for thought.

It's would be a great example to play her--lots of clever-verging on-tongue-in-cheek devices--but from our few lessons so far I'm not sure she'd be able to take it psychologically!

As you say, it's a great piece of film-making. If it were black and white and the violence were implied not shown, it could have been made in the 50s. The plot has Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler written all over it.

There are also a good number of themes and visual ticks here that recur in their later films.
 

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