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Old Sep 7th 2021, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker
I don't like it. It's blended beyond all recognition (blended wines are no problem, but should still have some character) and it's just too sweet. I'd cook with it if given some. My $9 - $11 bottles are stuff like Copper Moon Merlot or whites like Yellow Tail or Copper Moon Chardonnay.
Well that's the problem for me. I've always preferred dry but then it's completely undrinkable for the MIL and SD. They like Tisdale Sweet Red which is sickly sweet. It may well be that a full glass of Bodacious is a quantity that becomes too sweet, but that small glass was acceptable to all three who were sipping.
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Kind of a creative way for Netflix to advertise an old show, but a new show to Netflix, Seinfeld is coming to Netflix, I have seen every episode like so many times, I have no interest in watching it, but I wonder if Netflix had to pay a pretty penny or 2 for the rights.

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Kind of a creative way for Netflix to advertise an old show, but a new show to Netflix, Seinfeld is coming to Netflix, I have seen every episode like so many times, I have no interest in watching it, but I wonder if Netflix had to pay a pretty penny or 2 for the rights.

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I have not seen any of the episodes, but I met JS at a dinner in NYC. A very funny guy.
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I have not seen any of the episodes, but I met JS at a dinner in NYC. A very funny guy.
I started watching about 1995 on the first run when I graduated to go to bed when your tired age vs being told to go to bed, I was 16 or so.

I was only like 10 when it first hit the air so I wasn't up that late and well 10 year old me probably wouldn't have liked it, as 10 year old me also hated MASH but now its one of my top TV shows along with a couple other 1970's era TV that I hated watching as a kid in the 80's.

Those in BC the top 3 in demand jobs apparently Nurse, Chef & Truck driver, all require varying levels of training, nursing probably the hardest, and chef I think really does require some level of natural talent and isn't something that can just be taught, those who hate cooking like myself, probably would not excel as a chef.

I would do trucking but eh BC wont let me, just like they wont let me be a security guard, but I could be a nurse if I had the academic ability.

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Well that's the problem for me. I've always preferred dry but then it's completely undrinkable for the MIL and SD. They like Tisdale Sweet Red which is sickly sweet. It may well be that a full glass of Bodacious is a quantity that becomes too sweet, but that small glass was acceptable to all three who were sipping.
The axiom that red wines should be room temperature isn't always true. Not all wines benefit from being chilled, but some do, and not necessarily real cold like you'd drink Rose'..Try putting your glass of Bodacious in the fridge for half an hour. That might mute some of the sweetness and reveal some of the flavour. I think the vintners were trying to make something universally appealing, and I'm not sure that can be done.
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What do you all call this thing?


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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
What do you all call this thing?

It was just called 'pulley' in our house when I was a kid.
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
What do you all call this thing?

An airer for a quilt?

That looks like a pulley on one end. But if the idea was to raise/lower it so that when not in use it was against the wall, it should be on the other cord shouldn't it?
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An airer for a quilt?

That looks like a pulley on one end. But if the idea was to raise/lower it so that when not in use it was against the wall, it should be on the other cord shouldn't it?

It has a pulley on both sides, it is raised to the ceiling when not in use. (It's for drying clothes).
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
What do you all call this thing?

Traditional clothes drying/airing racks of old are often used for hangng pots / pans / ladles etc., these days.






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I only asked because I've always known this just as a "pulley"... that's all they were ever called. We have one in our new (old) flat, and when a friend from London came up to visit this weekend he called it a "Sheila-Maid".

I thought that was quite bizarre - the rest of us all did - but it turns out Sheila-Maid is just a proprietary brand that he uses as a generic reference, like Hoover. I'd never ever heard it called that before, and there was one in most houses when I was growing up, it was always just a pulley.
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
it turns out Sheila-Maid is just a proprietary brand that he uses as a generic reference, like Hoover.
Or like the Murphy Bed (though it's named for the inventor rather than a brand).
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
I only asked because I've always known this just as a "pulley"... that's all they were ever called. We have one in our new (old) flat, and when a friend from London came up to visit this weekend he called it a "Sheila-Maid".

I thought that was quite bizarre - the rest of us all did - but it turns out Sheila-Maid is just a proprietary brand that he uses as a generic reference, like Hoover. I'd never ever heard it called that before, and there was one in most houses when I was growing up, it was always just a pulley.
Sort of along the same lines - in Australia this is a clothes airer, scouse calls it a maiden. Not sure if that's a UK/regional thing or if scouse is just indulging in a bit of wishful thinking.


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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
Sort of along the same lines - in Australia this is a clothes airer, scouse calls it a maiden. Not sure if that's a UK/regional thing or if scouse is just indulging in a bit of wishful thinking.

They're also in the UK, but the advantage of the pulley one was that the drying clothes were lifted out of the way and left the floor area uncluttered.
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
Sort of along the same lines - in Australia this is a clothes airer, scouse calls it a maiden. Not sure if that's a UK/regional thing or if scouse is just indulging in a bit of wishful thinking.
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