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Post by Chrill » 13 Aug 2018 16:05

I'm getting married on Saturday, yay for me. Ahead of that, today I'm going to buy some alcohol. About 17000 Swedish kronor worth of it. That's close to £1500, or just north of €1600. Oh boy, weddings are expensive.
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Post by SkeedR » 14 Aug 2018 05:59

Chrill wrote:I'm getting married on Saturday, yay for me. Ahead of that, today I'm going to buy some alcohol. About 17000 Swedish kronor worth of it. That's close to £1500, or just north of €1600. Oh boy, weddings are expensive.
I was almost at the end of my overdraft thanks to ~£4,000 of spending on wedding stuff last month... Now it's all over! Pay day means I've got £133 in the black this morning, though that won't last long.
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Post by Pyoro » 14 Aug 2018 08:49

Well, congratulations you two; and of course also to those lucky enough to get to drink all the alcohol ;)

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Post by Dave » 15 Aug 2018 00:38

Chrill wrote:I'm getting married on Saturday, yay for me. Ahead of that, today I'm going to buy some alcohol. About 17000 Swedish kronor worth of it. That's close to £1500, or just north of €1600. Oh boy, weddings are expensive.
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Post by Pilot » 15 Aug 2018 19:33

Chrill wrote:I'm getting married on Saturday, yay for me. Ahead of that, today I'm going to buy some alcohol. About 17000 Swedish kronor worth of it. That's close to £1500, or just north of €1600. Oh boy, weddings are expensive.
Hope all goes wonderfully well for you on Saturday, and shall have a beer or two for you! Congratulations!

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Post by Chrill » 20 Aug 2018 20:25

It did go extremely well. The ceremony was fast, we played two songs and exchanged rings. That was about it. We had a lovely buffet style dinner with lots of alcohol. The entire day and evening was one of joy and love. I'm still in shock at just how many people travelled far to celebrate the two of us. An absolutely unique experience.
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Post by Redirect Left » 21 Aug 2018 18:21

I'm sad to read that Danny Boyle has pulled out of directing the next Bond film. I was hoping he could inject some fresh life into the series, especially after the very 'meh' Spectre.

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Post by Nordic Dragon » 24 Nov 2018 10:00

Hello...

I mean... yeah... It's been seven months...


See you in another seven!
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Post by Chrill » 24 Nov 2018 11:15

Nordic Dragon wrote:Hello...

I mean... yeah... It's been seven months...


See you in another seven!
I'd at least expect you to post for your tenth anniversary!
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Post by Nordic Dragon » 24 Nov 2018 17:10

Chrill wrote:
Nordic Dragon wrote:Hello...

I mean... yeah... It's been seven months...


See you in another seven!
I'd at least expect you to post for your tenth anniversary!
Hmmm... Maybe
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Post by Chrill » 11 Dec 2018 07:45

What TV shows or TV specials air in your country on Christmas every year? Weird TV traditions?

Sweden is great at this. Our number one most watched TV airing every year is a Disney Christmas special called "From All of Us to All of You", it has aired every year at 3pm on Christmas Eve since the 1960s and is always watched by 40-50% of the Swedish population live.

We also ALWAYS watch Ivanhoe. The s*** TV film adoption from the mid-1980s with Anthony Andrews and Sam Neill. Do not know why.

Other must-sees include "Dinner For One" (originally a German sketch called "The 90th Birthday"), airing in it's British black-and-white form. It includes a servant hosting a dinner for his upper-class employer, but she's too senile to realise all her friends are dead so the servant impersonates the guests. Including their alcohol consumption. Boy does he get drunk. Really not politically correct, I guess, but traditions are traditions. :mrgreen:
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Post by Pyoro » 11 Dec 2018 12:19

Dinner For One is German tradition for New Years.

On Christmas I think it's technically Sissi (from the 1950s, yes), although I'm not sure that's just being played and nobody watches it ^^; Also stuff like Groundhog Day or Kevin Alone at Home. Hm. Not really a TV person, so can't say if that's even true anymore. But it was ... some years back :mrgreen:

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Post by orudge » 11 Dec 2018 13:08

The Snowman has aired on Channel 4 in the UK every year since 1982 (when the channel launched). I've probably watched it most years since the early 1990s, and it still brings a tear to my eye.

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Post by kamnet » 12 Dec 2018 01:52

It the US, it's not Christmas unless we get the airing's of Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, Charles Schultz' A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the films White Christmas and A Christmas Story, the latter which has been ran as a 24-hour Christmas day marathon for 2+ decades by cable broadcaster TBS. There might be some debate about whether or not National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Die Hard should be included on that list.

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Post by rbos86 » 21 Dec 2018 20:10

With Queen's movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in the cinema this year, it's nice having good music when the last days of december are coming.
Video below is recorded on 24 december 1975 and broadcasted by the BBC that christmas. Nice to have a feeling of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' this year!




I wish everybody a good christmas and nice kick-off of the year 2019!
See you next year!
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Post by rbos86 » 29 Dec 2018 21:04

kamnet wrote:It's region-restricted! Booo :(
I didn't notice... Sorry.

You wouldn't have known, you're in a region where it's not restricted. :twisted:
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Post by Nordic Dragon » 30 Dec 2018 21:49

Yep... well I'm here again...


Why wasn't there a meet this year?
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Re: The Thread Of Randomness

Post by rbos86 » 31 Dec 2018 04:32

rbos86 wrote:
kamnet wrote:It's region-restricted! Booo :(
I didn't notice... Sorry.

You wouldn't have known, you're in a region where it's not restricted. :twisted:

What happened here? I didn't wrote last line...
Have you pressed the 'edit' -button instead of the 'quote' -button?

...Don't drink too much and play forum at the same time...?
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Post by YNM » 31 Dec 2018 17:59

rbos86 wrote:... Don't drink too much and play forum at the same time...?
Nah, makes it more funny.
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