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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6570 on: July 27, 2021, 03:50:09 PM »
Hi Pen,
With half of Australia in lock-down, it is probably appropriate to alleviate the suffering with a bit of humour.

How can you not want to wear these masks?

I don’t know who the author of this parody  was.
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How many times must the borders be closed,
Before Premiers and Feds can agree?
How many jabs must Australians have,
To achieve herd immu-unity?
How many lockdowns must Melbourne endure,
Before Chairman Dan lets folk free?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The virus is blowin' in the wind.

Apologies to Bob D

Many politicians, particularly after they retire, become authors.  My politician reached the highest office and was one of the most prolific authors. The book is about one of his ancestors.

#11: #3  #4  #3  #5

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Conceptually one line.
Picture 2. First 3 letters of the thing pictured.







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« Reply #6571 on: July 27, 2021, 04:42:31 PM »
Hi Madeleine,

I have not read the book or seen the film.

I used the film in the write-up out of laziness as I was still working without a keyboard.  I think Mike’s summing up of the film, which I sensed was damning with faint praise, aligns with the Wikipedia write-up. 

I agree with his argument that such films should be shown to following generations.  I must confess to a NIMBY mentality myself in that I prefer movies that make me feel good and I rarely watch fiction that approximates as history.  An exception was the TV series the “Band of Brothers” which I thought was excellent and, in one of the final episodes, covered the Americans discovery of a death camp excellently, particularly the way they forced the locals to clean up the camp to make sure the were acutely aware of what happened there while they looked the other way.

You might be interested in this Wikipedia write up of the book, which although presenting both sides, favours your assessment

P.S.  NIMBY does mean "Don't do as I do, Do as I say" doesn't it?  :D
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6572 on: July 27, 2021, 06:05:28 PM »
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So, yes, people should never be allowed to forget the Holocaust; equally, they must never be allowed to forget all the atrocities  that made the twentieth century the bloodiest in history.
Well put Mike.

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I agree with his argument that such films should be shown to following generations.  I must confess to a NIMBY mentality myself in that I prefer movies that make me feel good and I rarely watch fiction that approximates as history.  An exception was the TV series the “Band of Brothers” which I thought was excellent and, in one of the final episodes, covered the Americans discovery of a death camp excellently, particularly the way they forced the locals to clean up the camp to make sure the were acutely aware of what happened there while they looked the other way.
P.S.  NIMBY does mean "Don't do as I do, Do as I say" doesn't it?  :D

I totally agree Jack.   I prefer films that make me feel good. I've never managed to watch Saving Private Ryan or Schindler's List.  I made myself go to the pictures to see Dunkirk & found it very difficult to watch.  Especially as my Dad was a Dunkirk Veteran.  The Darkest Hour was one of the best films I've seen for a while.
Band of Brothers was a brilliant series.  I'm not a fan of Friends so I was a bit skeptical about David Schwimmer but he turned out to be very good. 
NIMBY is definitely "Don't do as I do, Do as I say" >:D

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« Reply #6573 on: July 27, 2021, 07:41:10 PM »
I'm back Jack!

Clinic's not too busy yet - famous last words!

Was trying to think of the films I've really enjoyed in the last few years but the problem is there are quite a few & not all of them can be made into a rebus!
You wouldn't have much trouble finding this film with 5 letters >:D


Try this offering from 2002.  I loved this film :)
#5 #2 #2 #3 #3



Please remove the last letters from pictures two & four.
I suspect you'll find this far too easy peasy ;D

         

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« Reply #6575 on: July 28, 2021, 09:41:59 AM »
A bit of an epic today - three for the price of one!

Let's start with the bonus question:

These three very successful films from the mid-1950s have one significant feature in common.
What is it?


Film one- four words - 5/7/1/5
picture 1 - first two letters
picture 2 - first three letters
picture 3 - drop the fourth letter
picture 4 - a synonym
picture 6 - an anagram (there is only one)

Film two - one word - five letters


Film three- three words - 4/2/4
picture 3 - where? not who?

Remember - what do the three films have in common?


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« Reply #6576 on: July 28, 2021, 11:05:58 AM »
Hi Pen,

Mike’s bonus question gave me an idea for my rebus – a movie made 50 years after Mike’s trio and although the big star is English, it has 2 very talented antipodean actors in it.

#4  7(#4  #3)

   



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« Reply #6577 on: July 28, 2021, 11:09:17 AM »
I agree, Mike.

I think I agree with the final analysis in the Wiki article - choose a different book! Anne Frank’s Diary still captures hearts and minds. Although, I know someone who saw such a bad version of the play, when the soldiers arrived an audience member called out, ‘She’s in the attic!’

Sorry this is a random post, a bit stuck in the middle of things and not feeling technical enough to quote or split things up.
Wish I wasn’t playing on my phone - too tricky to get the rebuses - but thanks for posting them and cartoons, people!

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Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He’s not breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911.

“I think my friend is dead!” he yells. “What can I do?”

The operator says, “Calm down. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”

There’s a silence, then a shot. Back on the phone, the guy says, “OK, now what?”




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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6578 on: July 28, 2021, 12:01:36 PM »
That's an oldie but a goody, Maud.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6579 on: July 28, 2021, 12:03:31 PM »
Arnie's done it again this morning taking out the gold in the 200.

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« Reply #6580 on: July 28, 2021, 06:27:19 PM »
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A bit of an epic today - three for the price of one!

I enjoyed your clever buy 2 get one free rebuses Mike :)  Strangely my last one in was the middle one which you'd think would be the easiest one to get :-R  Anyway I'm feeling chuffed that I got them all & the link :)
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6581 on: July 28, 2021, 08:06:17 PM »
G'day Jack

Thanks for printing a picture of one of my all time favourite non English cricketers.  Love that man ;)

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My proper rebus is a 1968 film.
8 (#4 #1 #2 #1) #4 #2 #4

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Please lose the first letter of the third picture & the last letter of the fourth picture.  Change the first letter of the last picture please.

         

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« Reply #6583 on: July 29, 2021, 09:43:59 AM »
A 1971 British historical epic about a loving couple who came to a rather nasty end,
three words - 8/3/9

picture 1 - no final 's'
picture 7 - delete the final letter

Part II
An unpleasant character who was involved with the couple in the film and, like them, came to a nasty end.

one word - eight letters

picture 1 - delete the last letter
picture 2 - his surname

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6584 on: July 29, 2021, 04:19:56 PM »
Hi Pen,

Bonnie is having a sleep-over at Coorparoo as we had our annual pest inspection and pest prevention treatment today.  June was surprised the treatment didn’t work on me.  :D  I am looking forward to a sleep-in tomorrow morning.

I am using Mike as the source of inspiration again and so will present two related rebuses. The definite article is not pictured in either rebus.

The first is a 1917 silent American historical drama film. The spelling of the last word is debatable.

3  #4  #2  3  9(#5  #3  1)

      S
 

Picture 2. First two letters.   


The second is a British horror film which is largely fictionalised.

8(#4  #2  #2)  #3   #4

          

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