Line(s) of the Day #Friends

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Ross: I’ve seen her at work, but I always figured, ah-huh? But, uh, I made her dinner. We had a great time. And we’re going out again tomorrow.
Rachel: Well maybe she and her friends are just having a contest to see who can bring home the biggest geek.
Ross: Fine by me; hope she wins.

David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston in Friends (1993 – 2003), one of the all-time great sitcoms. I’m a huge fan of Joey, Chandler, Monica, Pheobe and of course, Ross and Rachel. You can find another great joke from the New-York set show here and here.

Things to See: #ImpracticalJokers

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I’ve been a fan of Impractical Jokers since I started watching the show a few years ago. The idea of four friends playing good-natured pranks on unsuspecting people is fun, but the real twist is making the group the target of the jokes. And there’s been quite an array of jokes in the eighth season so far, with a ninth series booked, and a film in the works.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheGoldfinch

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“A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are.”

As said by the highly reflective Theodore Decker in The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2013). The Pulitzer Prize winning novel tells of a 13 year’s old struggle to recover after a tragic incident, and his long-running connection with a painting by Carel Fabritius. You can find my review of The Secret History, Tartt’s debut novel here.

Gr8at: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Time for more professional animal photos. These are some of the finalists from The Natural History Museum annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 exhibition that I saw through The Evening Standard. Do you have a favourite?

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Line(s) of the Day The Tell-Tale Heart

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“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…”

The utterly wonderfully short story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849), which tells of the unnamed narrator’s descent into madness as he murders his uncle. I’m a huge fan of the Gothic master, including The Raven, Alone and Ligeia.

Things to See: Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition Part 1

Stanley Kubrick was one of the greatest ever directors, so I was never going to miss an exhibition that celebrated his extraordinary vision and the intense attention to detail that helped him make such incredible films. And that was even without the five star reviews from The Guardian, The Times, Time Out, BBC website and The Evening Standard.

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Anouncements: 6 Year Bloggerversary

Happy six year bloggerversary. It’s amazing to think how quickly the time has flown and how much has happened within that period. Even just within the past year. Thanks to everyone who reads/likes/comments and for all whose blogs I enjoy reading, especially those who I have he opportunity to connect with. You know how great you all are 😃

Here are eight are of my favourite posts from the past year. The first one won’t surprise you!

Exciting News: First Published Short Story
Sunsets Montage
The Twilight Zone
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019
Tim Vine Joke
Cult Films Quiz
International Pano Awards 2018
Canary Wharf Winter Lights