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  1. Thread needs more lentils. poverty version: boil lentils in water with salt slightly better: use stock cube better version: usual fry onions and garlic etc first, add spices at end of frying, add this to boiled lentils best version: add butter or cream or coconut milk bestest version: use proper stock, a bit of saffron, blend if you like it smooth It sounds like a joke but plain boiled lentils are pretty nice. Everything else just makes them better.
  2. Yeah I decided to finish this and actually rather enjoyed it in the end. It’s so different from the first half of the book that I really struggled to accept it, but the second half felt much better. I still ill think it doesn’t really make sense to make a somewhat straight war drama from the book though. There are loads of war dramas, but Catch 22 is a pretty unique book. Why not try something more ambitious? Feels like they got a perfectly serviceable result, but missed an opportunity for something great.
  3. I’m struggling with this. Catch 22 was my favourite book as a teenager, and I was really excited about this, but... Yossarian is totally wrong. He should be gregarious, funny, mad, horny and scared. This guy is too quiet, too sensible. Orr isn’t mental enough. Cathcart is too confident and not paranoid enough. In the book every character is pretty much unhinged, but this feels like it’s played way too straight like a standard drama. It’s a bit boring. Also maybe I’m misremembering it, but I felt the first half of the book is just really funny and silly, with tiny flashes of darkness, so you really feel it as the tide turns in the second half. This has felt much more straight from day one. I’m still finding it quite watchable, but it just feels like a different story and characters.
  4. Finished this tonight. Loved it. Dirty, silly, violent, sordid fun.
  5. No chat on this? I’m hooked, highlights every night! Alaphillipe setting everything on fire. Peloton split in crosswinds causing mayhem, and we’re just about to hit the mountains proper!
  6. That's because it's the single most fucking terrifying film ever made. The fucking wheelers. Jesus. The very definition of nightmare fuel. Just checked on youtube to see if I'm making this up. Nope, still totally horrendous! I'm 40 years old.
  7. Think so yeah. Sainz and the McLaren looking commendably not shit too, race sim runs looking faster than Ferrari!
  8. Looks great, loved the first series so looking forward to this!
  9. It’s outrageously pretty in 4K HDR too. One thing that that stood out beyond the usual detail and brightness improvements was the vivid colours in the mental bit near the end.
  10. Watched this with my 10yr old daughter over the past few nights. Wanted to show her a film that was different to the usual stuff she sees on Netflix etc. It went down really well (with a few bits of explanation along the way). Watching the ending: me: “don’t be scared, it’s ok, it’s just him getting older” me: “and older” daughter: “I bet he turns into a baby next” me:
  11. Not quite baking, but to go with my bread I made butter! A pint of double cream in the mixer for a few minutes, squeeze through a muslin, wash in ice water and you have butter. It’s amazing.
  12. I was a bit disappointed with ep2, it was fine but a drop off from ep1. ep3 was awesome. Again the performances are nailed on, I loved Kristen Scott Thomas’ role, funny and effortless. Andrew Scott too, I was in bits at the Fox stuff. Intriguing *twist* too...
  13. I started making sourdough last autumn, it’s been a fun process experimenting with different approaches to everything from the starter to the kneading, timings, ratios etc. Finally made a loaf im proud of!
  14. It looked alright in testing but good to see it confirmed that the McLaren isn’t a pile of junk #teamlando
  15. Aww... Ocon is lovely. Loving his engineer telling him what to what to do and where to go when he qualifies 3rd at spa: Keep left, it’s Hamilton, then Vettel, then you. Also all the swearing in the driver radio that we’re not allowed to hear is oddly great to hear. Makes them seem way more human.
  16. Agreed. The force India/mclaren stuff next is good too. I think a lot of the voice over commentary has been added later and sounds shit, it’s meant to sound like edited news reports telling the story, but is just fake and rubbish for some reason. It’s a shame because there’s loads of good stuff here. I particularly liked the stuff like the bants and interaction between Abitedeboul and Horner. And following Vijay Mallya and Zak Brown around is interesting too. Theyve also spent some time on the races following fun little battles for 7th and stuff that are fascinating when you’ve got all the build up interviewing the drivers etc beforehand. Jean Alesi/10.
  17. Wow. I just rewatched the new episode having seen it last night. I don’t think I’ve ever done that with a tv programme before. Its possibly the tightest 30 minute sitcom episode I’ve ever seen. Every line of dialog, every cut, the glances between characters and their expressions as others speak, nailed.
  18. Important announcement: proceed immediately to anywhere that sells Vivera Veggie Shawarma Kebab and buy all of it. Shallow fry at a good heat in plenty of oil. It’s fucking delicious. Bought some for my daughter and was genuinely disappointed with the real actual chicken I was serving for the meat eaters.
  19. Wow, I had no interest in this whatsoever, haven’t seen a Spider-Man film for years, don’t care, not interested. Popped in here, saw all the praise and decided to give it a go. Jesus. It’s spectacular. I was completely blown away, and both kids (9 and 5) loved it too. Thanks everyone!
  20. Is that the French original version? If so yeah I bought it by accident but love it anyway
  21. I had a horrible hungover Boxing Day morning some years ago and stumbled across this whilst looking for something to placate the children. It’s a stop motion farce in the style of the cravendale adverts and is fucking brilliant. A Christmas Panic
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