Film Friday – Stefon (Iain)

Film Friday is a weekly recommendation of one video to watch this weekend.

How far can you do take one joke ? Watch all 5 episodes of Stefon and see how the joke never changes but it gets funnier and funnier!

PS – my wife watched this and didn’t laught once. She now thinks I’m an easily amused idiot. All I can say is – yes, that is true.

This week has a bonus film – if you think Stefon tries your patience then try and watch all of the Macgruber sketches. I love them. Many, many people do not!

Film Friday – I M Jolly (Iain)

Film Friday is a weekly recommendation of one video to watch this weekend.

Today is New Year’s eve therefore my recommendation for what to watch is the greatest new year’s ever comedy sketch – the Rev I M Jolly.

If you are not Scottish, or if you are not as old as me then you might never have heard of Rikki Fulton. He was a Glasgow comedian who performed a sketch show on BBC Scotland every New Years eve.

Families would stay up late to watch. Andrew and I both loved his show. Check out his most famous sketch character.

Happy New Year!

Film Friday – Scrooged (Iain)

Film Friday is a weekly recommendation of one video to watch this weekend.

Today is Christmas Eve therefore my recommendation for what to watch is the greatest Christmas film ever made: Scrooged!

I love Bill Murray. He can do no wrong. Some people say this is too dark and cynical to be Christmas-y but it’s Scrooge! He is supposed to be unlikable until the end. Give it a try, it’s just as good today as when it came out over 30 years ago.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

Film Friday – Gamesmaster (Iain)

Film Friday is a weekly recommendation of one video to watch this weekend.

The Channel 4 computer games show Gamesmaster was the most offensive show to ever go out at teatime on national telly, It was brilliant. Especially at it was supposed to be a show for kids.

You couldn’t make it now but this is a really good update. There are three episode and each is better than the last.

Outdoor Swim Review: Troon Beach – Dec 2021 (Iain)

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It looks warm but looks can be deceiving.

On a cold wet day in Troon I popped into a cafe. I was desperate for some soup. It was a soup sort of day. I asked the waitress what the soup of the day was. She replied “French Onion.”

“Do you have anything else?” I asked. “No” she replied. “We only have French onion soup.”

Surely if you are a cafe who only have one soup then you go make lentil or a tomato offering. Nobody’s favorite soup is “french onion” unless you are french.

I ordered it as I was desperate but I then watched as every other punter who came into the cafe asked what was the soup. And they too, all said when hearing of the choice. “Oh – do you have anything else?”

Thankfully the weather was better the next day. My wife and I popped down to Troon beach for a sunrise swim. The water was absolutely Baltic. My body felt sore when the cold water hit my hands and feet.

It was very shallow but I managed 10 minutes of near freezing conditions.

Don’t be fooled by this video. It was not as warm as it looks.

REVIEW

Ease of Access: https://goo.gl/maps/HKVy3g3ZW4ULQnmG7 we were staying at Loch Green Hotel. It was a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the beach. There is a path called The Smugglers Trail.

Water quality: I didn’t put my head under the water so it was hard to tell how good the water was.

Swim Quality: Perfect. Nice flat calm water

Other People: Not a soul.

Would I go back: I wouldn’t go out of my way to swim here but if I was near Troon then I would stop for a dip.