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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,154
    Pross said:

    pblakeney said:

    Pross said:

    Just rewatched Trading Places for the first time in many years. I discovered it's set in Philadelphia, I'd always assumed it was New York.

    You didn't know that the Fresh Prince was from Philly? 😉
    I'm now about to learn something else - what's the link between Fresh Prince and Trading Places or am I missing something?
    Egg nog kicked in a bit early. My bad. 🤬
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  • Is it because the protagonists are black?
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,398

    Is it because the protagonists are black?

    On that subject, the Sky warning that usually says something about sex and violence said something along the lines of 'contains old fashioned language and attitudes that may cause offence today' which I felt was quite a good way of phrasing it
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,154

    Is it because the protagonists are black?

    No. Just stupidity with a hint of alcohol.
    Could just as easily have been Dan Aykroyd/John Candy.
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  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,092
    pblakeney said:

    Is it because the protagonists are black?

    No. Just stupidity with a hint of alcohol.
    Could just as easily have been Dan Aykroyd/John Candy.
    Because they're both Canadian!? What are trying to say? ( ;) )
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,154
    edited December 2020
    I'm trying to say that I was focussing on places, not people and made a mistake.
    Some like to make mountains out of molehills.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,398
    I think they're just teasing
  • pblakeney said:

    I'm trying to say that I was focussing on places, not people and made a mistake.
    Some like to make mountains out of molehills.

    Our Korean neighbours moved out and another Korean family moved in... my missus did not notice.

    I still “tease” her about it, usually by pretending she can not tell any Denzil Washington and Morgan Freeman apart. I am sure she will be glad that I have expanded my repertoire after ten long years.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,042
    My wife is white and can't tell white people apart. When we watch films with 2 male protagonists with the same hair colour she often thinks it's the same person.
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  • elbowloh said:

    My wife is white and can't tell white people apart. When we watch films with 2 male protagonists with the same hair colour she often thinks it's the same person.

    Today's new word: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopagnosia
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,398
    That's nothing, we went on holiday to a B&B in Cornwall a few years ago with a black friend and her son who had been before. It was booked in her name but we arrived first. It was obvious that the owner thought my (blonde, white) wife was our friend.

    Easily done as you can't expect a B&B owner to remember all their past customers. However, when our friend arrived the owner realised her mistake and said "I thought you looked different". Our friend couldn't keep a straight face.
  • I was teasing
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,154

    I was teasing

    Trouble with a touchy subject is that I need these - 😉 - to be able to tell these days. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,398
    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,042
    edited 12 January
    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
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    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,121
    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Driver dozed off or something didn't they?
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,042
    pangolin said:

    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Driver dozed off or something didn't they?
    I think there was speculation that he blacked out?. I think there are now speed limiters on the bend.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,398
    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Never been to the Croydon area before.

    Yes, that was the hill I drove down I think (Palace on my left and a cemetery at the bottom). Annerley Road?
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,042
    Pross said:

    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Never been to the Croydon area before.

    Yes, that was the hill I drove down I think (Palace on my left and a cemetery at the bottom). Annerley Road?
    The tram goes right over to Wimbledon as well.

    Yeah Annerly Road, but there are a load of different roads up to the top of the hill. At the top of Annerly road is Cadence cycling which is a good cafe stop for cyclists in the area.

    You just missed out seeing the dinosaurs in crystal palace park.
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    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,108
    Pross said:

    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Never been to the Croydon area before.

    Yes, that was the hill I drove down I think (Palace on my left and a cemetery at the bottom). Annerley Road?
    That takes me back. Climb over Anerley Hill was on my daily commute before escaped the smoke half my life ago.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,639
    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    If you get up high in the middle you can clearly see London is in a very wide valley, with you hills of Crystal Palace being the southern edge.

    As per your other post saarff London is less densely populated than north
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,927
    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Never been to the Croydon area before.

    Yes, that was the hill I drove down I think (Palace on my left and a cemetery at the bottom). Annerley Road?
    The tram goes right over to Wimbledon as well.

    Yeah Annerly Road, but there are a load of different roads up to the top of the hill. At the top of Annerly road is Cadence cycling which is a good cafe stop for cyclists in the area.

    You just missed out seeing the dinosaurs in crystal palace park.
    They’re not at their best at the moment as some scrotes vandalised them last year but well worth a visit. There's a new footbridge based on a prehistoric fish skeleton as well.

    https://cpdinosaurs.org/bridge/
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,398

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    If you get up high in the middle you can clearly see London is in a very wide valley, with you hills of Crystal Palace being the southern edge.

    As per your other post saarff London is less densely populated than north
    I briefly caught the cracking view of the city from Richmond Park too and remember a spectacular view from Greenwich Park when we went up for the Olympics and walked the 3 day event cross country course.

    I assume the northern equivalent would be up around Hampstead Heath? I've only ever been up there a few times when I had to go to the Royal Free and as usual in London most of my journey was subterranean. I vaguely recall a site visit to Park Royal where I had an elevated view of the city too.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,927
    The view from Archway viaduct is pretty good.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,959
    Pross said:

    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Never been to the Croydon area before.

    Lucky you...

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  • That technically it's legal to be buried up a tree.

    This is due to a mistranslation centuries ago, from latin to English, of the word "under". It's never been corrected.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,149
    elbowloh said:

    pangolin said:

    elbowloh said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    It's been around for about 20 years at least! Some people died on it a few years back when it went too fast on a bend and derailed...was national headline news....

    Sydenham/Crystal Palace is a good little hill.
    Driver dozed off or something didn't they?
    I think there was speculation that he blacked out?. I think there are now speed limiters on the bend.

    Sandilands. As a fellow Engineer, Pross should read the RAIB report on that one.

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5de79643e5274a06dee23a10/R182017_201022_Sandilands_v2.2.pdf
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,149
    edited 13 January
    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    If you get up high in the middle you can clearly see London is in a very wide valley, with you hills of Crystal Palace being the southern edge.

    As per your other post saarff London is less densely populated than north
    I briefly caught the cracking view of the city from Richmond Park too and remember a spectacular view from Greenwich Park when we went up for the Olympics and walked the 3 day event cross country course.

    I assume the northern equivalent would be up around Hampstead Heath? I've only ever been up there a few times when I had to go to the Royal Free and as usual in London most of my journey was subterranean. I vaguely recall a site visit to Park Royal where I had an elevated view of the city too.

    Parliament Hill on the heath would be the equivalent, yeh. Although the highest point (in London, actually) is at Whitestone Pond.
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 12,639
    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    If you get up high in the middle you can clearly see London is in a very wide valley, with you hills of Crystal Palace being the southern edge.

    As per your other post saarff London is less densely populated than north
    I briefly caught the cracking view of the city from Richmond Park too and remember a spectacular view from Greenwich Park when we went up for the Olympics and walked the 3 day event cross country course.

    I assume the northern equivalent would be up around Hampstead Heath? I've only ever been up there a few times when I had to go to the Royal Free and as usual in London most of my journey was subterranean. I vaguely recall a site visit to Park Royal where I had an elevated view of the city too.
    The view from Ally Pally is awesome
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,149

    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    Learned today that there is a tram system in South London. Also how hilly it is in places around there (not real hills obviously but some short, steep ones).

    If you get up high in the middle you can clearly see London is in a very wide valley, with you hills of Crystal Palace being the southern edge.

    As per your other post saarff London is less densely populated than north
    I briefly caught the cracking view of the city from Richmond Park too and remember a spectacular view from Greenwich Park when we went up for the Olympics and walked the 3 day event cross country course.

    I assume the northern equivalent would be up around Hampstead Heath? I've only ever been up there a few times when I had to go to the Royal Free and as usual in London most of my journey was subterranean. I vaguely recall a site visit to Park Royal where I had an elevated view of the city too.
    The view from Ally Pally is awesome

    I like to ride up there in Summer, for a pre-breakfast view of the city. Lovely stuff.
    Ben

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