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by Darth Florist
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: William Christopher - R.I.P.
Replies: 1
Views: 608

William Christopher - R.I.P.

I've just learned that William Christopher (Father Mulcahy) passed away on New Year's Eve after succumbing to cancer. He was 84.

R.I.P. Dago Red
by Darth Florist
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Are Your Other Favorite Shows?
Replies: 16
Views: 11933

Re: What Are Your Other Favorite Shows?

This is difficult for me, as I'm a Brit subjected to whatever the British TV decide that we are supposed to like! (Cynical? Moi? YES!) M*A*S*H is the best comedy series to come out of the USA, in my view. I won't analyse why, cos if I knew the reason, I'd start to ignore it. There have been several ...
by Darth Florist
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British and American English
Replies: 11
Views: 6834

Re: British and American English

When it comes to accents, I can understand why American TV & films use a London accent, simply that it's the accent from Britain's largest city, though the English accents used on M*A*S*H are quite realistic, assuming that it's U.S. actors doing them. Speaking personally, although I've been living a...
by Darth Florist
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British and American English
Replies: 11
Views: 6834

Re: British and American English

The word "Limey" comes from the time when trans-Atlantic crossings were done in wooden sailing ships, particularly in the 18th century. Sailors developed a medical condition called SCURVY or SCURVEY. I don't know how it manifested itself (a skin condition???), but it turned out to be a deficiency of...
by Darth Florist
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are your favorite songs?
Replies: 14
Views: 12206

Re: What are your favorite songs?

Most of the music I like are album tracks. As this forum is predominantly seen by Americans, some of the bands will probably be unknown, but I can't help that. You could always look them up on YouTube! Here goes... "Starless" by King Crimson, from the album "Red", "Loose Fit (Perfecto Mix)" by Happy...
by Darth Florist
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British and American English
Replies: 11
Views: 6834

Re: British and American English

Oddly enough, when talking about a place of sleep, the only time a Brit uses the term 'crib' is as a bed for the infant Jesus Christ, as in the carol... "Away in a manger, no crib for a bed...." Do the residents of the West side of the Atlantic still refer to an Englishman as a 'Limey'? Or is it res...
by Darth Florist
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your M*A*S*H Collection
Replies: 24
Views: 6598

Re: Show Us Your M*A*S*H Collection

I mentioned this in my introduction, but I'll repeat. I've got ALL the MASH episodes on DVD (a Christmas prezzie from my missus), which includes the Altman film and a couple of documentary-type specials. She also bought me the MASH film on VHS, despite the fact I'd already taped it off the TV. I als...
by Darth Florist
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 42
Views: 18216

Re: Introductions

I've moved the language to another thread, as it's stopped being an introduction. I haven't seen Hogan's Heroes for years, but I've been reliably informed that a British TV channel (don't know which one) has been showing them, and some of the later episodes have NO laughter track, or 'canned laughte...
by Darth Florist
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British and American English
Replies: 11
Views: 6834

British and American English

I've sort-of moved the nub of this discussion from the "Introduction" thread, as it's stopped being an introduction. Yes, "fag" is a British term for a cigarette. It's also the name of a young school-boy who performs menial chores for an elder boy, usually at a fee-paying school (e.g. Eton or Harrow...
by Darth Florist
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 42
Views: 18216

Re: Introductions

RJ - there's a little more to it than that. You're quite right - when BBC2 first showed M*A*S*H in the late 1970's, and repeated them in the mid/late 1980's, all but one episode had NO laughter track. There was one that did, which I'll expand on a little later. You have to bear in mind that the aver...
by Darth Florist
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (02x13) 037 - Deal Me Out
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: (02x13) 037 - Deal Me Out

In my view, this is the best MASH episode of all time. The plot is simple (in the uncomplicated sense) and the script is superb! The smart-arse one-liners bouncing around could only work with some out-siders present - in this case Captain Pak (the surprisingly wonderful Pat Morita) and Sidney Freedm...
by Darth Florist
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Questions/Suggestions
Topic: Additional Avatars?
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Additional Avatars?

Is there any chance of a greater choice of avatars? The one currently on offer are, obviously, correct and proper, as they were the central characters from start to finish. However, there were a few people that cropped up on an irregular basis, such as Captain Pak, Igor, Zelmo Zale, Spearchucker (fi...
by Darth Florist
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 42
Views: 18216

Re: Introductions

Hi y'all! Darth Florist here, hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, though I'm NOT a Jock, nor do I like whisky (though I do like haggis!) I do like Belhaven beer, brewed in Dunbar, east of Edinburgh. I've been into M*A*S*H since I first saw it in the late 1970's here in the UK on BBC2. As far as I'm co...