Photography: Regent’s Park

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Taken when out in the Inner Circle in Regent’s Park. The weather was so glorious I just had to go for a picnic with friends.

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Line(s) of the Day #IllBeThereForYou

Rembrandts song

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke
Your love life’s D.O.A
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

The opening lines and chorus from I’ll be There For You by The Rembrandts, from the American duo’s third studio album LP (1995). The song is far better known for being the theme tune to sitcom phenomenon Friends,  a show I’ve been rewatching from the start. You can find two of the many jokes here and here.

Line(s) of the Day #Narcos

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Despite his threats, many brave men defied him. And true to form, when the pen failed… Pablo was always ready with the sword.

Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) in the brillant Netflix series Narcos (2015 – )

Line(s) of the Day #TheKarateKid

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Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.

Mr Mayagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita) in the inspirational underdog story The Karate Kid (1984), which tells of an elderly karate expert’s unusual teaching methods to a bullied teenager.

Film Quizzes: #StevenSpielberg

After seeing the documentary Spielberg, based on the legendary Ohio director, it got me thinking about the huge array of work Steven Spielberg has directed. In one of my early posts I created a quiz based on films he’s been involved in away from the camera, but he’s certainly earned a more full-scale celebration.  How many do you recognise?

Film Quizzes - Spielberg Film 1 Film 1: (1970s)

Jaws bigger boat close up Film 2: (1970s)

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Indiana Jones Film 4: (1980s)

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indiana_jones_bridge Film 6: (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Christian Bale Film 1 Film 7: (1980s)

Jurassic park Film 8:(1990s)

16_3_garrett1_1000_420_90_c1 Film 9: (1990s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 11 Film 10: (1990s)

Tom Hanks - Film 5 Film 11 : (2000s)

film-quiz-airports-film-5 Film 12: (2000s)

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Film Quizzes - John Williams Film 6 Film 14: (2010+)

film-quiz-american-presidents-film-11 Film 15: (2010+)

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Line(s) of the Day #ModernFamily

Manny: Help me! Tell me what to say!
Cameron: (into phone) Ok. How about this? You are the prettiest, smartest, funniest girl in the sixth grade. I know you’re only 11 but I can’t stop thinking about you. I’ve loved talking to you online. I think we should become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Cameron: (to customers) Oh no, it’ not what you’re thinking. I’m talking to a litte boy. Oh…

Rico Rodriguez and Eric Stonestreet in the multi award-winning ensemble cast comedy Modern Family (2009 – ). You can find other examples of the show’s humour here and here.

Line(s) of the Day #AllTheLoveInTheWorld

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I can’t believe the things that happen to me
I guess that I should have seen a long, long time ago
Letters you write don’t help me get through the night
So I’ll just turn out the light
And sleep here all alone

The opening lines of All the Love in the World by English by English rockers The Outfield, from their debut studio album Play Deep (1985). Curiously, the trio was far more successful in the US, especially for their other well-known song, Your Love.

Line(s) of the Day #TheDUFF

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Casey: It’s not the end of the world.
Bianca: Well that’s easy for you to say. I don’t have a date.
Jess: I can fix that. Er… Jack Rebus?
Bianca: Tiny hands.
Jess: Mark Warshaw?
Bianca: Smells like trash.
Jess: Ah! Charlie Piper.
Bianca: Charlie Piper, my cousin Charlie Piper?
Jess : People don’t know that!

Bianca Santos, Mae Whitman and Skyler Samuels in the teen comedy The DUFF (2015). The letters in the title, pivotal to the film’s theme, stand for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. The DUFF does not necesarily have to be ugly or fat, but is the least popular within a group who is exploited by others to get closer to the more popular members.

Gr8at: Shows Set Back in the 1980s

With the release of Ready Player One, said to feature numerous 80s references, it’s clear the 80s phenomenan shows no sign of abating. So I thought I’d include the opening titles of eight recent shows set during the 80s that highlight just how distinctive the decade.  From the comedic like Everybody Hates Chris and The Goldbergs to ones with more serious themes like Stranger Things and The Americans.

How many of the shows have you seen? Why do you think it’s so continued to be so popular?

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Line(s) of the Day #JurassicWorld

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Simon Masrani: You created a monster!
Henry Wu: Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.

Irfan Khan and B.D. Wong in the sci-fi adventure film Jurrasic World (2015), the fourth and latest film in the Jurassic Park franchise. You can see my largely positive thoughts on the dinosuar-fuelled fantasy in my review here.