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20:00

Keeping Up Appearances S02 E08 The Inquiring Mind

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction.

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Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

19:30

Classic TV: Cagney & Lacey -S04 E15 The Gimp The Inquiring Mind

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Early episodes had Meg Foster in the Lacey role

19:00

Saturday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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19:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S04 E08 The Glorious Dead The Inquiring Mind

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Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

18:30

Conservatives are winning the Media war Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:30

Saturday Night at the Movies The Inquiring Mind

Classic film noir from Robert Aldrich Kiss Me Deadly (1955) = one of Clovis Leachmans early roles

Then

Mahogany with Diana Ross

Next we have Cagney at his snarling, gangster best supported by an excellent cast Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Finally Charles Coburn in Colonel Effinghams Raid

18:08

Annoying Hype No Minister

Not that long ago I published an account of the Adolphian daily reading list.

It did not include Fox News.  However, since writing I have taken a quick glance at the headlines on Sky and Fox each day.   I've never been a great fan of Sean Hannity and this week gave cause for my prejudice to be reinforced.

Last week-end there was a headline on Fox to the effect that Hannity would be revealing yet another major story, guaranteed to bring woe an much tooth gnashing to the Democrats and heir friends.

Like a mug, I went back each day to see what it would be and, for the life of me, there was nothing that remotely justified the hype.

All they do is make themselves look silly.

18:00

The Charmer: Gorse The Investor #2/6 Nigel Havers, Bernard Hepton, Fiona Fullerton, Rosemary Leach The Inquiring Mind

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The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, a smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald Stimpson, Plumleigh-Bruces would-be beau, who vengefully pursues Gorse after he has conned her

18:00

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17:30

Extreme cycling at the Grand Canyon! Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E10 Fish Out Of Water The Inquiring Mind

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Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:00

Classic Comedy: Open All Hours Ronnie Barker and David Jason S04 E02 Horse Trading The Inquiring Mind

From Wikipedia

Open All Hours is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme developed from a television pilot broadcast in Ronnie Barkers comedy anthology series, Seven of One (1973). Open All Hours ranked eighth in the 2004 Britains Best Sitcom poll

The setting is a small grocers shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville (David Jason) is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life.

Across the road lives Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), occupied by her professional rounds, and her elderly mother. Arkwright longs to marry her, but she resists his persistent pressures. In later episodes, it is explained that the two have actually been engaged for many years but have been unable to go through with a wedding due to the advanced age of Nurse Gladyss mother, for whom she cares at home. Though short-tempered with Arkwright, she is concerned for his and Granvilles welfare.

17:00

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16:30

Daily roundup Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Whaleoil backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:45

Today in rock history Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1940, singer Chris Farlowe. Along with solo work he was briefly with Colosseum and Atomic Rooster and did vocals on two Jimmy Page solo albums. Born today in 1941, Paul Simon songwriter, singer and guitarist with Simon & Garfunkel and solo. Born today in 1944 Robert Lam, songwriter, [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

When the heck did that happen? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:15

Whaleoil bookclub book reviews Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:00

Cartoon for Today The Inquiring Mind

Steve Bell Guardian 12102018

Steve Bell on John Majors universal credit remarks

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14:45

Every day millions of plants are killed by vegetarians: Help stop the violence, eat a steak Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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14:30

Dole Institute of Politics:Forgotten Transcendence The Battle of Buena Vista, 1847 Dr. Gregory Hospodor The Inquiring Mind

The Battle of Buena Vista, also called Battle of Angostura, Battle of Buena Vista, lithograph by Currier & Ives, c. 1847. [Credit: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (Digital file no. cph 3g02957)](Feb. 2223, 1847), battle fought near Monterrey, Mex., in the Mexican-American War (184648), the war between the United States and Mexico. A U.S. army of about 5,000 men under General Zachary Taylor had invaded northeastern Mexico, taking Monterrey and Saltillo. General Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna meanwhile had gathered a force of about 14,000 troops and was marching north from San Luis Potos to engage the invaders. Although the numbers were impressive, they were badly armed and poorly trained. When reports of the Mexican threat reached Taylor, he moved his forces on February 21 to La Angostura, near the hacienda of Buena Vista, where there is a pass between two high ranges of mountains. Taylors communications line was cut by Mexican cavalry the next day, and the main Mexican attack began on February 23, pressing the Americans exposed left flank facing the eastern side of the pass, which Taylor had failed to fortify. Despite the retreat of some volunteer infantry regiments, the heavy U.S. artillery fire turned back the Mexicans, and, by nightfall, they had suffered casualties of about 1,500 to Taylors 700 (though scholarly estimates of these casualties vary widely). Leaving their campfires burning as a ruse, the Mexican army retreated during the night. Taylor did not pursue Santa Anna. It was not necessary since large numbers of sick, wounded, and dispirited soldiers deserted during the retreat. In April at the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Santa Anna failed to halt the invasion of another U.S. army under General Winfield Scott, who captured Mexico City in September, thus assuring a U.S. victory in the war. Taylors victory enhanced his national reputation and helped him win the U.S. presidency in 1848.

14:30

Conservatism feels like modern day leprosy Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

As a conservative woman, these last few years have been a little scary. I have come to see the left hate anything or anyone who is conservative. I dont mean low-grade hate but really high octane fuelled hate. The whole debate about the appointment by President Donald Trump of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US [] The post Conservatism feels like modern day leprosy appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

Will we see child marriage here under Islam? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

We are sometimes flippant about the effect of Islam in NZ, but our Muslim population is increasing so we need to be vigilant about identifying abusive practices such as child marriage. Whaleoil reported on New Zealands Muslim history and population growth: quote. The number of Muslims in New Zealand according to the 2013 census is 46,149, up 28% from 36,072 in [] The post Will we see child marriage here under Islam? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:00

RNZ: Beyond Kate #4 Rights and Ownership over the Female Body The Inquiring Mind

New Zealand recently celebrated 125 years of votes for women. RNZ has a new podcast series Beyond Kate (Kate Sheppard)

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/beyondkate/beyondkate-20181014-1700-rights_and_ownership_over_the_female_body-192.mp3

The link provides some useful context to the podcast above. This was an interesting  episode.

very timely given some of the attitudes so visible in the world today.

13:30

Daily sudoku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Whaleoil wisdom Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:30

Richard Branson says coal should be a thing of the past Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The hypocrisy is astounding in this one. ABC News reports: quote. Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has likened climate change to World War III and criticised the Australian Government for failing to do more to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions. The Virgin founder said he is testing new recycled aviation fuel to be used in his [] The post Richard Branson says coal should be a thing of the past appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Click on image for a high-res view The Great I.Q. Generalisation I really cannot vouch to the accuracy of these statistics but can state that I am not surprised. Africa is a case in point; corruption and crime (including rape and murder) are rife. Leaders cant seem to invest money in areas of education, health and [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

She writes for the Guardian Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It will come as absolutely no surprise that the following incoherent piece of privileged, self-indulgent tosh was written for The Guardian. I read it so you dont have to, but, Oh Lord, give me strength, there are days I wish I didnt. Bidisha, it will also come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, is an [] The post She writes for the Guardian appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Comments on On-line Voting The Inquiring Mind

Yesterday Adam posted on the issue of On-Line Voting here are some comments from the thread at the Stuff  article

The overwhelming view is this is not a good idea.

HMach
Hell no! this is a major privacy breach issue.
Voting is suppose to be a secret ballot with no ability to link the voter to the vote cast.
An IT system can link ICP numbers to individual computers and devices right back to the user. The Government will know who you voted for! Completely undermines the secret ballot concept.
The current system is not broken! so why an expensive government process to tender it? Wasteful!
Additionally if not managed properly, the provider may have the IP on the data collected and can sell data to third parties! giving away your details, email address and logins. Id be very cautious of government officials selling this idea
Furry Fella
Another nail in the coffin of democracy. As the census shows there is a not insignificant group that this can never reach. Then the real elephant in the room how to keep it safe honest and without manipulation. As ALL the major IT security groups currently believe this is not possible when considering online for voting in Northern Hemisphere major nations this exercise is grossly early and presumptuous. I MIGHT look at this for local body elections. At least here the current systems are so shoddy and discriminatory as to leave limited room for things to get worse. A for National Election noway, Not Now, Seriously over my dead body.
framu
Somehow i dont see people leaping to use online voting when they cant muster the energy to fill out a form that gets delivered to their door.its sounds like a great idea but my money is on it leading to less not more engagement.And local govt is rife with soft corruption Strong paper trails, security checks etc are needed before we do ANY online voting. Theres been enough cases of people hack...

11:15

Things that make you go hmmm Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A United Nations mistranslation concealed Abbas glorification of terrorists and the Palestinian Authorities pay for slay policy. Quote: [] The parts that were changed are very significant. When Abbas said I pay tribute to our pure Martyrs and our heroic prisoners, he was paying tribute to imprisoned and killed terrorists, including hundreds of murderers of civilians. This [] The post Things that make you go hmmm appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Hooton on Jacindas lack of integrity Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Matthew Hooton, in his Newspaper column, reports: quote. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describes her goal of New Zealand achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 as my generations nuclear-free moment. Mondays release of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C by the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was an opportunity for her [] The post Hooton on Jacindas lack of integrity appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Classic Radio Comedy: Im sorry Ill read that again Lady Godiva The Inquiring Mind

Classic BBC Radio comedy with John Cleese,Tim Brooke-Taylor,Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden

Im Sorry Ill Read That Again was billed as a radio custard pie this show ran for 8 years and starred Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, John Otto Cleese, Jo Kendall and David Hatch and it was produced by Humphrey Barclay. Music was provided by Dave Lee and his band. The show sprang from the Cambridge University undergraduate revues, with the pilot of the series being a recording of the West End show, Cambridge Circus. The shows title came from a phrase commonly used by BBC newsreaders after a stumble or mistake, and established the series irreverent tone. It was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1964 (subsequent series were broadcast on the BBC Light Programme). ISIRTA, as it later became more well know as is notable for the amount of talent that festered within the group. Oddie and Garden wrote the scripts with contributions from the others, and this team later, with Tim Brook-Taylor went on to form The Goodies on TV, while John Cleese became a founding member of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

10:30

We have to monitor our migrant employers Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Discussion on migrants can raise strong reactions depending on our experience of them.  There are two sides to the migrant story and this one is about how migrants are exploited here in New Zealand. A common thread to migrant complaints about exploitation is that it is often carried out by fellow migrants. There have been [] The post We have to monitor our migrant employers appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

View from your window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Location: View From My Windscreen. Hilux SRV (2013), Ericka The Red. Departmental road 105, around Km 69 and 1980m up in the coastal foothills of the Andes of northen Per. This bit of the road takes some 20km and around 33 hairpins to climb 1200m [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S07 E02 Every Day, In Every Way The Inquiring Mind

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

09:30

Recipe of the week Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Vanilla essence Real vanilla essence and so easy to make 2 vanilla pods 200 mls vodka 80% proof (I use Absolut or brandy) 2 tsp sugar Chop up the vanilla pods Mix together with the vodka and sugar Seal in airtight jar in a dark place Shake every day or 2 Ready in a month [] The post Recipe of the week appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Whaleoil News quiz Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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09:00

The Unknown War: #17/20 The Allies The Inquiring Mind

The greatest battles of World War II, the most colossal encounters of military force, the most devastating human losses which the modern world has ever seen, occurred on Russian soil during 1941-1945, on a battlefield that is unknown to most Americans. The conflict between Hitlers Germany and Stalins Russia claimed more than 30 million lives. On the early morning of June 22, 1941, the Nazi Wehrmacht had amassed 4.2 million crack troops along a front that stretched for 1,800 miles, and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union began. The Nazi high command was extremely confident, expecting the total collapse of Stalins Russia within six weeks. In reality, The Unknown War raged on for nearly four years. Before it finished, the Nazis and Soviets fought the single greatest campaign in military history. The Unknown War covers that period of history beginning in June 1941, when Germany launched its surprise attack on Russia, through to the end of the war. The Unknown War was a landmark television series, detailing the drama of the Eastern European front during World War II. Academy Award Winner Burt Lancaster hosts the 20 part series. Film footage from Soviet archives comprises a major portion of the series, supplemented by film from both the United States and British archives. Burt Lancaster spent three weeks in eight cities in Russia, for location filming. The Unknown War was made as a counter to the deliberate distortions in the Anglo-American series The World At War, which chose to give as much coverage to the US in Italy as it did to the Red Army at war from the Arctic to the Black Sea. So blatant was the politically motivated distortion in The World At War that the Soviet authorities ultimately refused to cooperate in its production. Instead they set out to make a documentary series of their own that would tell the real story of the War in the East. The Eastern (Russian) Front of WW2 has been side-lined in the Western media for decades, reduced to just one aspect of the War, if it is even mentioned at all. Certainly there is never any recognition given to the fact that it was the main, decisive arena of WW2, the scene of a titanic struggle that, at the cost of 30 million Soviet lives, saved the world from fascism. Made by the USSRs Central Documentary Film Studios, The Unknown War dealt exhaustively with the war on the Soviet front. Narrated by Burt Lancaster, who also appeared on camera, the series featured interviews with many participants from numerous battles, partisan campaigns and SS massacres. It showed the destruction, the sacrifice and th...

08:30

Beards of Whaleoil Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Only one month in, and progress seems to be slowing already. Certainly more salt amongst the pepper than when I last had one of these arrangements about 25 years ago. If you wish to contribute to Beards of Whaleoil then please send us a photo. Any form of facial hair is considered and you can be [] The post Beards of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:15

End of year gathering in Hawkes Bay Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

One of our Hawkes Bay readers has contacted us with a fabulous offer ! Paul has extended an open invitation for all Oilers who wish to come to the Hawkes Bay and experience an easy relaxing stay on a vineyard, which is close to wineries and golf courses. There is a five bedroom house booked [] The post End of year gathering in Hawkes Bay appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Ministry of Transport Chief Science Advisor doesnt own a car! Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good grief, what is it with this government? Why must they put rabid greenies into every position? Meet Simon Kingham, your new Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Transport. A man who hasnt owned a personal car since the 1990s! You would think that someone who is tasked with supplying scientific advice to the [] The post Ministry of Transport Chief Science Advisor doesnt own a car! appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:45

Regularly order Restaurant quality meat the EASY way Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Okay, so youve tried our delicious meat products from The Whale Meat Company and you would like to enjoy it on a regular basis. We have made it as easy as possible for you to keep getting your favourite products every week fortnight or month We do not want you to risk running out. We do not [] The post Regularly order Restaurant quality meat the EASY way appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Quiz: Canada Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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07:15

Most read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

The $22 billion fiscal hole Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Many things are not going well for this government, and some of them are beyond their control. They do have control over how much tax they put onto fuel, but they have no control over the international oil price. They did crash business confidence, causing the dollar to start to fall, but the strengthening greenback [] The post The $22 billion fiscal hole appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Maybe Lorde can offer to pay their fine? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Jerusalem Post reported on the Jerusalem Magistrate Courts ruling that two Kiwi activists who were influential in convincing Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv concert planned for June this year should pay damages to three Israeli ticket holders.  Quote. [] two New Zealand Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists must pay damages totaling NIS 45,000  [] The post Maybe Lorde can offer to pay their fine? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Now they are coming for your meat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It was only ever a matter of time. The report came out last week that the world is going to hell in yet another handcart. Apparently, if we dont all go back to living as they did in the Stone Ages, we are all doomed. The greenies are forbidding us from doing even more stuff. Plastic [] The post Now they are coming for your meat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Daily crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Faces of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court has ruled that two New Zealand Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists must pay damages totaling NIS 45,000 for their role in the cancellation of a scheduled Lorde concert in Tel Aviv.[] -Jpost The post Faces of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is diphthong (noun) A complex speech sound or glide that begins with one vowel and gradually changes to another vowel within the same syllable, as (oi) in boil or () in fine. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : A union of two vowels pronounced in one syllable, late 15th [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Daily proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 13 15 A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction.[b] The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Classic Radio Comedy: Im sorry Ill read that again The Curse of the Flying Wombat The Inquiring Mind

Classic BBC Radio comedy with John Cleese,Tim Brooke-Taylor,Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden

Im Sorry Ill Read That Again was billed as a radio custard pie this show ran for 8 years and starred Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, John Otto Cleese, Jo Kendall and David Hatch and it was produced by Humphrey Barclay. Music was provided by Dave Lee and his band. The show sprang from the Cambridge University undergraduate revues, with the pilot of the series being a recording of the West End show, Cambridge Circus. The shows title came from a phrase commonly used by BBC newsreaders after a stumble or mistake, and established the series irreverent tone. It was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1964 (subsequent series were broadcast on the BBC Light Programme). ISIRTA, as it later became more well know as is notable for the amount of talent that festered within the group. Oddie and Garden wrote the scripts with contributions from the others, and this team later, with Tim Brook-Taylor went on to form The Goodies on TV, while John Cleese became a founding member of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

20:00

Keeping Up Appearances S02 E08 The Inquiring Mind

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction.

Wikipedia

Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

19:00

Friday nightcap Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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19:00

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S04 E07 If You Were The Only Girl In The World The Inquiring Mind

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Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

18:30

1 year old Kiwi snowboarder Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz Our tandem snowboarding video was cute, but how about a just turned 1-year-old snowboarder from New Zealand?   The post 1 year old Kiwi snowboarder appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

The Charmer: Gorse The Tempter #1/6 Nigel Havers, Bernard Hepton, Fiona Fullerton, Rosemary Leach The Inquiring Mind

Wikipedia

The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, a smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald Stimpson, Plumleigh-Bruces would-be beau, who vengefully pursues Gorse after he has conned her

18:00

Friday feline Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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18:00

Classic TV: Cagney & Lacey -S04 E14 DWI The Inquiring Mind

Wikipedia

Early episodes had Meg Foster in the Lacey role

17:30

Facts and evidence matter Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E09 Goes With The Territory The Inquiring Mind

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:00

BREAKING: Tommy Robinson 1 lad from army has been discharged already allegedly Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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17:00

Classic Comedy: Open All Hours Ronnie Barker and David Jason S04 E01 Soulmate Wanted The Inquiring Mind

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From Wikipedia

Open All Hours is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme developed from a television pilot broadcast in Ronnie Barkers comedy anthology series, Seven of One (1973). Open All Hours ranked eighth in the 2004 Britains Best Sitcom poll

The setting is a small grocers shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville (David Jason) is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life.

Across the road lives Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), occupied by her professional rounds, and her elderly mother. Arkwright longs to marry her, but she resists his persistent pressures. In later episodes, it is explained that the two have actually been engaged for many years but have been unable to go through with a wedding due to the advanced age of Nurse Gladyss mother, for whom she cares at home. Though short-tempered with Arkwright, she is concerned for his and Granvilles welfare.

16:30

Daily roundup Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here.   The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:00

Whaleoil backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:45

Today in rock history Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1948, Rick Parfitt guitar, songwriter and singer with Status Quo. Born today in 1956, Dave Vanian (David Lett) songwriter and singer wit The Damned Today in 1963, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs went to number 1 in the US with Sugar Shack Today in 1968, Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

Tweet of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:30

Four Corners: A Form Of Madness Bringing down Turnbull The Inquiring Mind

Liberal Party elders have condemned Tony Abbotts role in bringing down the Turnbull government, saying the former prime ministers behaviour has been lamentable. Conservative supporters of Mr Abbott have also told the ABCs Four Corners that he had unfinished business and he actively contributed to the volatile climate in todays Liberal Party. Former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer said the party has been wracked by bitterness since Malcolm Turnbull rolled Mr Abbott as prime minister. That in turn can lead to acts of attempted revenge, he said.

15:15

Whaleoil bookclub book reviews Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

With the holidays coming up Oilers are going to be doing a lot of reading (hopefully under a tree at the beach or tucked up in bed with a cuppa). A commenter recently asked what had happened to our Whaleoil bookclub book reviews. We havent done them for a long time because we have been [] The post Whaleoil bookclub book reviews appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

Hadith for the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Shall we end the working week with a hadith for our women readers? How one knows what has gone on under a niqab, is not made clear, but you heard this direct from the Messenger (PBUH) The post Hadith for the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:46

Jesse Mulligan talks asparagus with Julie Biuso The Inquiring Mind

Jesse Mulligan talks asparagus with Julie Biuso

https://podcast.radionz.co.nz/aft/aft-20181012-1510-food_with_julie_biuso-128.mp3

Julie Biuso talks asparagus on the show today! How to use it raw, the best type to put in a frittata, or in a risotto, and whether you really need to snap the ends. 

14:00

Bureaucrats to the rescue? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Its no secret that free speech and critical thinking is being smothered, trampled and garroted on university campuses. Our universities are an absolute wreck, right now, says Camille Paglia. Its been a tyranny in the humanities. Academics like Niall Ferguson agree that the humanities in particular have been subjected to a steady Long March of [] The post Bureaucrats to the rescue? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:30

Daily sudoku Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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13:00

The Unknown War: #16/20 The Liberation Of Poland The Inquiring Mind

The greatest battles of World War II, the most colossal encounters of military force, the most devastating human losses which the modern world has ever seen, occurred on Russian soil during 1941-1945, on a battlefield that is unknown to most Americans. The conflict between Hitlers Germany and Stalins Russia claimed more than 30 million lives. On the early morning of June 22, 1941, the Nazi Wehrmacht had amassed 4.2 million crack troops along a front that stretched for 1,800 miles, and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union began. The Nazi high command was extremely confident, expecting the total collapse of Stalins Russia within six weeks. In reality, The Unknown War raged on for nearly four years. Before it finished, the Nazis and Soviets fought the single greatest campaign in military history. The Unknown War covers that period of history beginning in June 1941, when Germany launched its surprise attack on Russia, through to the end of the war. The Unknown War was a landmark television series, detailing the drama of the Eastern European front during World War II. Academy Award Winner Burt Lancaster hosts the 20 part series. Film footage from Soviet archives comprises a major portion of the series, supplemented by film from both the United States and British archives. Burt Lancaster spent three weeks in eight cities in Russia, for location filming. The Unknown War was made as a counter to the deliberate distortions in the Anglo-American series The World At War, which chose to give as much coverage to the US in Italy as it did to the Red Army at war from the Arctic to the Black Sea. So blatant was the politically motivated distortion in The World At War that the Soviet authorities ultimately refused to cooperate in its production. Instead they set out to make a documentary series of their own that would tell the real story of the War in the East. The Eastern (Russian) Front of WW2 has been side-lined in the Western media for decades, reduced to just one aspect of the War, if it is even mentioned at all. Certainly there is never any recognition given to the fact that it was the main, decisive arena of WW2, the scene of a titanic struggle that, at the cost of 30 million Soviet lives, saved the world from fascism. Made by the USSRs Central Documentary Film Studios, The Unknown War dealt exhaustively with the war on the Soviet front. Narrated by Burt Lancaster, who also appeared on camera, the series featured interviews with many participants from numerous battles, partisan campaigns and SS massacres. It showed the destruction, the sacrifice and th...

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Whaleoil wisdom Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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12:31

CRAP REPORTING BY TV1 No Minister

On last nights TV1 6.00 pm news they ran a shock horror story on MSD requiring beneficiaries given 'recovery assistance' loans having to actually pay them back.    They attempted to link this with the predatory behaviour of some third tier finance companies which the government is looking to regulate.

Give me feekin strength.   These loans granted by MSD do not have an interest component and the rate of repayment is by negotiation and normally in the order of ten dollars a week.   Far from 'predatory' this is generosity personified.   The alternative is to go to your friendly loan shark.

This is 'our' money and, as a taxpayer, I expect it to be paid back.   So, to the beneficiary who complained on TV about having to pay it back I say get real and get working.

The reality is that third tier finance companies exist because many of those coming to them have a negative credit rating where they wouldn't get through the front door of a first or second tier lender. 

Yes, you can regulate to bring the interest rates down and that will cause those companies to take a more cautious approach to lending and that's a positive.   There's also a negative ... the fourth tier (off the books) lender will move to pick up the slack.   They already exist and this will generate new business for them.   They are ruthless ... miss a payment and you might just find yourself on the receiving end of a baseball bat as a 'friendly' reminder that pay day is pay up day.   

12:30

The Treaty of Versailles The Inquiring Mind

This treaty was possibly one of the key factors enabling the rise of Hitler and leading toWWII

12:30

Saturday Night Live: The worst f humor in the world Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Like him or not and its generally rumoured that he can be something of a curmudgeonly fellow Chevy Chase knows a thing or two about comedy. Even as a student at upscale liberal arts colleges, Chase was renowned for his slapstick sense of humour. Chase became a founding cast-member of Saturday Night Live [] The post Saturday Night Live: The worst f humor in the world appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Map of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Click on image for a high-res view How Europeans see each other Stereotyping your neighbours is a little immature but who are we to judge such childish behaviour? I disagree with the image of Russia, it should be Clumsy Womanising Spies. The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Chris Bishops Speech to NZ Police Association Conference The Inquiring Mind

Chris Bishop MP and National Police spokesperson gave this, to Adam, excellent speech to the Police Association conference

Thanks for the invitation to speak to you today. Its been a year since Sir Bill English gave me a call and asked me to be the National Partys Police spokesperson. It was a role that I wasnt really expecting but one that I am absolutely loving.

As the shadow Minister for Police I really value the relationship I have with Chris and your executive team, and Id like to thank them for their helpful advice in the year Ive been in the role. Clearly I will not always agree with every position the Association takes and equally you wont agree with everything I say. But we share important common commitments to New Zealanders we want our communities to be kept safe, we want to prevent crime and we want to hold those who commit crime to account.

Therell always be debate about how to do that; but at least we can agree that ultimately we want New Zealand to be the safest place in the world. Weve just ticked over a year into the life of the new Government so what Id like to talk about today is the National Partys approach to Opposition, particularly in the field of justice and law and order. I will be critical of the government. Thats my job. But Ill also set out some policies that National wants to put forward over the life of this Parliament, as well as some wider policy work were doing around Police and related portfolios.

Law and Order

The first duty of government is to protect law abiding citizens from harm from external forces outside New Zealand and from criminals inside New Zealand who do harm to our fellow countrymen and women.

National is the party of law and order and of keeping New Zealanders safe. Our Leader Simon Bridges and our Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell have dedicated most of their adult lives to community safety and trying to look after those who cant always look after themselves.

Mark had a policing career, most of it as a police dog handler and member of the Armed Offenders Squad. As you probably know, Simon was a Crown Prosecutor, who helped lock up some of our worst criminals. Mark caught offenders and Simon made sure they were held to account. They and I are proud of our record in Government.

Under National we were the fourth safest country in the world. The crime rate fell 14 per cent between 2011 and 2017. Youth crime in particular fell 32 per cent. There was a 38 per cent decrease in Mori youth offending from 2010 to 2016 and a 23 per cent...

11:30

Online Voting: The pro campaign ramps up Online voting could make 2019 turnout a turn up for the books The Inquiring Mind

Today at Stuff there is this article:

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett said online voting was inevitable, as the council is selected, along with eight others, to trial online voting in their elections next year.

But before people start thinking about log-in names and passwords, the country must decide who will provide the software to run the online vote and will that be secure?

The presumption is that this is a given.  Perhaps Stuff readers should pay attention to this.

Picton resident Damien Rule-Neal said an online voting option would make it a lot easier for him to vote in council elections. The same went for his two 25-year-olds, one in Picton, one in Auckland. It was important to get younger people engaged in the process of who would represent their community. 

They both work quite a lot, and strange hours like myself, so just being able to log in and do it would be easy.

So you vote after being at the pub, or a joint, really silly. His argument is spurious given early polling arrangements now.

This is a campaign to give us online voting, whether we want it or need it.

To finish, Adam suggests you look at this:

Internationally recognised IT expert Martyn Thomas gave this Gresham College lecture on this topic. He was, in Adams view not overly enamoured of Online Votimg.

So why the great push in NZ from both National and Labour. Get real people.

 

 

11:30

Arctic sea-ice death spiral in full swing Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

As predicted in 2013, the Arctic sea-ice was all gone in 2015; ships can traverse the northwest passage in clear water without seeing any ice. Oh, wait Well, that is An Inconvenient Truth! The 2018 official data shows that the corner has been turned, the minimum sea-ice extent for this northern hemisphere summer has [] The post Arctic sea-ice death spiral in full swing appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

No particular threat terrorises Sydneys Jews Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It seems that Sydneys Jewish population is worried about something. Remember how outraged progressive types were, at Donald Trumps suggestion of having armed guards at schools? Jewish schools in Sydney have armed security guards. Now theyre getting more. Quote: Scott Morrison aims $2.2m pledge at large Jewish vote in Wentworth Jewish schools and institutions in [] The post No particular threat terrorises Sydneys Jews appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:30

How low can the Democrats go? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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10:15

Book review of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Book reviews are suggested by readers and commenters. Please send your own book reviews to books@whaleoil.co.nz Todays review comes from Anita Driverless Cars: On a Road to Nowhere By Christian Wolmar Every now and then stories about driverless cars get a mention in the media. I bought this book to find out whats really going [] The post Book review of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

View from your window Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: My home in Ngarauwahia. NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge room window or car [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S07 E01 Mothers and Brothers The Inquiring Mind

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

09:45

Things that make you go hmmm Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hmmm yes, I wonder why? The post Things that make you go hmmm appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:30

Whaleoil activist says the gloves are off Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

My retirement sport of picking on Countdown has hit a snag, so it is time to think outside the bag. I had decided to concentrate on Mitre 10 Mega for their outrageous self-box fetching policy, but Countdown is the gift that keeps begging to be taken. Now they favour old brown men. Mr KGB went to [] The post Whaleoil activist says the gloves are off appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:00

Satirical image of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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08:30

Are turtles more important than people? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kiwiblog has published a guest post, written by David White, which poses an interesting question, and it is a question we probably do not consider enough. Are the lives of turtles more important than the lives of humans? quote: The implied reason for banning plastic bags is due to their polluting nature in the marine environment. The [] The post Are turtles more important than people? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

Wellington: so proud Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Wellington has rolled out a rainbow pedestrian crossing to demonstrate the citys commitment to diversity.  Ugh, I think we need a swear jar, and charge a dollar for every time the horrible virtue signalling word is used.  Quote: Its not often people take too much pride in watching paint dry.  End of quote. Except if [] The post Wellington: so proud appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:45

Restaurant quality meat every week, fortnight or month is EASY Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Okay, so youve tried our delicious meat products from The Whale Meat Company and you would like to enjoy it on a regular basis. We have made it as easy as possible for you to keep getting your favourite products every week fortnight or month We do not want you to risk running out. We do not [] The post Restaurant quality meat every week, fortnight or month is EASY appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

$10 million dollars for womens sport Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda knows what it is like to play to an empty stadium. Unfortunately, so do a lot of women athletes. Some, of course, are on top of their game, earning large fees and doing very well. Think Lydia Ko, the Silver Ferns, Lisa Carrington and Valerie Adams. These are athletes we are very proud of. [] The post $10 million dollars for womens sport appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Gresham College: Prof Martyn Thomas Are you the Consumer or the Product? The Inquiring Mind

Excellent, interesting especially when you consider social media

07:15

The threat of religious freedom Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Understandably, many Christians and conservatives are celebrating the prospect of religious freedom laws but that may be a grave mistake. This may be a cure worse than the disease. The post The threat of religious freedom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:15

Most read Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most read posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:05

Oiler Sumps and smokehouse drama Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Thanks to the superb organising skills of Deb around 40 Auckland based Oilers got together in two locations at the Horse & Trap and the Merchant Bar in Albany on Wednesday and Thursday night. It says something about you Oilers, that you are prepared to turn up to a gathering in a pub, where there [] The post Oiler Sumps and smokehouse drama appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Electric car incentives coming soon Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I have said this before, and will no doubt say it again, but I just dont understand why socialists, once they get into government (one way or another) have this habit of hitting hardest at those people that vote for them and here we go again. At a time when people on low incomes, many [] The post Electric car incentives coming soon appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Indigenous biodiversity in crisis Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

And the Greens are hellbent on fixing itno matter what the cost. Stuff  reports: quote: With New Zealands indigenous biodiversity in a state of crisis, a new national strategy is pertinent and timely, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says. Speaking to Stuff at Napiers Ahuriri Estuary on Tuesday, Sage said New Zealand was experiencing a biodiversity crisis. end quote. A [] The post Indigenous biodiversity in crisis appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Clampdown on loan sharks Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern promised in September last year that she would clamp down on loan sharks, and yesterday, it was announced that this is now going to happen. RNZ reports: quote: The government is bringing in tougher measures to clamp down on loan sharks and truck shops. Ms Ardern made the announcement today after a review of the Credit, Contracts [] The post Clampdown on loan sharks appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily crossword Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Whaleoil general debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Faces of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is exigent (adj) 1. Requiring immediate action; pressing. 2. Having or making urgent demands; demanding. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Exigent is a derivative of the Latin present participle of exigere, which means to demand. Since its appearance in Middle English, the law has demanded a lot from [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Daily proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 12 26 The godly give good advice to their friends;[a] the wicked lead them astray. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Friday's Fulminations No Minister

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00:35

BBC Radio Drama: Demon Brother #2/2 The Inquiring Mind

Demon Brother (2 of 2) by Matthew Broughton was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014. Story: A dark thriller in two parts that reflect each other: The first tells Jaspers story. The second tells Eddies. Demon Brother is a story about identity, sex and death. Episode 2 When Eddie finds out he has an identical twin brother, Jasper, he sees an opportunity to escape his seedy life of petty crime. He decides to steal Jaspers life. But as Eddie begins to fall in love with Jaspers wife, Caitlin, he discovers a side of himself he never knew existed. Cast: Jasper/Eddie Shaun Dingwall Caitlin Valene Kane Ricky Paggett Kenneth Cranham Nancy Vera Filatova Terry Simon Ludders Prison Warder/Waiter John Norton Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

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BBC Radio Drama: Demon Brother #1/2 The Inquiring Mind

Demon Brother (1 of 2) by Matthew Broughton was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014. Story: A dark thriller in two parts that reflect each other: The first tells Jaspers story. The second tells Eddies. Demon Brother is a story about identity, sex and death. Episode 1 When Jasper finds his father dead, a dark mystery begins to unfold. His dad kept a secret Jasper has a twin brother, Eddie, whom hes never met. After the funeral the two brothers decide to swap lives. As Jasper escapes the confines of his faltering marriage and attempts to track down his fathers killer, he soon discovers that with his new found freedom comes the threat of extreme danger. Cast: Jasper/Eddie Shaun Dingwall Caitlin Valene Kane Ricky Paggett Kenneth Cranham Nancy Vera Filatova Terry Simon Ludders Prison Warder/Waiter John Norton Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

Thursday, 11 October

21:55

Midnight Crime: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes S04 E03 Silver Blaze The Inquiring Mind

Jeremy Brett was marvellous actor for this role. This is lousy formatting, but only one I found. So sorry

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