arnie1967: (WhiteCollar - PeterHandcuff)
Title: Clothes Maketh the Man
Author: Dimity Blue
Rating: All
Genre: gen, humour, het
Characters: Peter, El
Word Count: 570 words
Disclaimer: Not mine.

Summary: What was wrong with his tie?

On AO3 or click the cut.
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arnie1967: (Books stack)
I bought the book and read it the other day because the history book I was reading was being very dull.

It was good. In fact, it was very good, and now I'm sad I can't watch it. Even a fuzzy YouTube version would do. *looks hopefully at the universe*
arnie1967: (Speech bubble)
BBC article.

Letting water get anywhere near your contact lens can let Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK) infect your eyes.

AK is "a rare but serious eye infection caused by a micro-organism that's common in tap water, sea water and swimming pools".

Symptoms of Acanthamoeba keratitis include the following:

Sensitivity to light and excessive tearing
Blurred vision with eye redness and pain
Sensations of having something in your eye
Severe headaches
arnie1967: (KeepCalm)
1. Do you like traveling or are you counting the minutes until the transporter is perfected?
I like looking out of the window while I travel but a transporter would be awesome.

2. If you could visit any country in the world right now, where would you go?
Somewhere warm, with a beach.

3. What is your favorite form of travel?
I don't have one.

4. What is the longest vacation/holiday that you’ve ever been on?
8 days in LA in 2005.

5. Would you travel for a living?
Absolutely not.
arnie1967: (Butterfly FlutterbyLove)
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If you celebrate Easter, I hope you're having fun today!

If you don't, I hope you're having fun anyway.

arnie1967: (Birthday - Flowers)

#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

Happy birthday, LJ!
arnie1967: (History - I heart)
I've been trying to watch this. I've read a bit about Victoria and especially her childhood, so I wanted to watch and enjoy this.

I'm rather disappointed. Why on earth have they included a subplot about an ex-prostitute lady's maid? So far, it seems to be a mix between a historical drama and total fiction.

It also seems to be shot in half-light a lot of the time. When they were putting in gaslighting, I was hoping that would brighten it up a bit, but they changed their minds.

I'd love to read more about Victoria's mother though. She was horrendous. She and Sir John Conroy (who ran her household) attempted to break Victoria's will so she'd have to depend on them. When that failed, they spread rumours that she was easily overwrought and feeble-witted.
arnie1967: (Flower - butterfly2)
No need to credit. Please don't hotlink.

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arnie1967: (Book and glasses)
Weird. I can't find the latest Friday Five post. Anyway:

1. Did/Do you own a typewriter?
I did. I had a plastic one when I was a kid, then a Brother portable from in my teens. It was pretty good - it could type in *two* colours. Then I had an electronic one, then a Word Processor.

2. If you own one, what was the last thing you typed on it?
I don't have anything but a pc now. The last thing I remember typing on my Word Processor was a Star Trek spoof.

3. Have you ever used *gasp* carbon paper for multiple copies?
Not outside of typing class.

4. Ever use any of these?

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No, but I have used Tippex. My electronic typewriter had a corrector ribbon.

5. Did you take typing (not to be confused with keyboarding) in school?
Yep. Those typewriters weighed a ton!
arnie1967: (Atlantis Teyla glee)
Yesterday, on [ profile] spikesgirl58's LJ, I posted about an advert I liked from decades ago. This one:

Which led me down the rabbit hole of 1980's adverts. Another of my favourites was the Kit-Kat pandas:

And then there was the Carling Black Label ad that was based on the Levi Jeans ad:

So what ads did you like?
arnie1967: (GH - DancingTrio)
Stolen from [ profile] spikesgirl58 while her back was turned.

Just like last time, the rules of playing this game are easy: introduce me to a new friend (or two, or three) over on YOUR LJ and I will do the same in a comment here.

This isn't your typical free-for-all cold-call friendzy, think of it more as an intimate dinner party - if we have been friends for awhile, you know my posting style and interests, my commenting habits (ie: I am not interested in connecting to folks who rarely comment) and I know yours... If you were having a dinner party, who would you introduce me to during cocktail hour? Who would you sit me beside at the dinner table? Who is it you want to connect at this evening soiree?

If you want to meet a new friend or two, drop me a comment here, and then share this post in YOUR LJ with a comment introducing me to the friends you think I should meet.

So the invite is open - I'm mixing up the cocktails, so put on your evening attire and join me for another round of Grow The Circle!
arnie1967: (Atlantis PentapusJohn)
Is this a thing now?

Note: The author claims these were all true events.

I presume including an SS female guard named Leah.

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arnie1967: (Book and glasses)
After watching Labyrinth of Lies the other day, I realised I really knew nothing about the Nuremberg trials apart from the most obvious facts. So I looked around and found The Nuremberg Trials on Amazon UK for 98p.

It's 240 pages and was rather riveting to read, though I had to make notes as to who was who. It focussed more on the people in court, rather than the harrowing evidence presented but the parts they did mention were (obviously) horrific.

It only covers the main trials (military leaders/politicians), not the Doctors or Judges ones.
arnie1967: (DaisySweet)
1. What was your favorite past time in high school?

2. What is your all time favorite board game/card game?
Card game: Spider. Board game: Probably Scrabble

3. What is the last movie you saw at the theatre and what did you think of it?
Heck, that was years ago... The Return of the King? I loved it. Strike that. The last film I remember was (OMG) Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It was pretty awful.

4. What is something (no matter what kind of mood you're in) that makes you happy the moment you do it, see it, or hear it?
My cat Daisy. She's a nutter.

5.Do you believe that crop circles are made by human or alien?
Humans. Maybe the weather sometimes.
arnie1967: (Atlantis - JohnHmmm)
IMDb link.

I finished watching this today. It was absorbing and unsettling...and based on true events.
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New icon

Mar. 26th, 2017 08:00 pm
arnie1967: (IconKitty)
I found this lurking in my documents. I don't know where I saved it from but it makes me laugh!

Thanks to [ profile] leesa_perrie and [ profile] snailbones for helping me upload it. I don't know what I was doing wrong!

Icon help

Mar. 26th, 2017 05:47 pm
arnie1967: (Atlantis Mr Fix It)
Any idea how to upload a gif icon? I don't normally go for gifs but this one's adorable.
arnie1967: (Minions - CptAmerica)
In case some of my UK flist are interested:

Despicable Me is available to buy on Amazon Video for £2.99.

Bertie and Elizabeth (about George VI and the Queen Mother) is available for £2.49.

I don't know how long they'll stay at those prices. Last I looked, Bertie and Elizabeth was £10.
arnie1967: (Atlantis Teyla glee)
I've posted about Bel (my cat who died last year) before.
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