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Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:16 pm
by bigjim
To this day, I still hide from father Christmas when the round table come round the streets collecting for charity. I used to hide beyond the curtains as a kid.

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:23 pm
by bigyetiman
Clowns are another thing that lots of people are scared of. We know someone who has a phobia about tea bags, can't touch them, go near them. We said she should go to a hypnotist to see if they could unlock the secret of where the phobia came from, and it's not a reluctance to make a drink as she will do coffee, hot chocolate no problems

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:32 pm
by Margaid
Ugh no! Didn't like clowns or slapstick comedy! When I was 4 my 14 year old boy cousin was in charge of me at the Saturday pictures. Cowboys and Indians with people shot and falling of their horses, no problem! Comedy slapstick film started and I started to cry - he bought a gob-stopper from the sweet kiosk. That shut me up!

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:02 am
by bigyetiman
With you 100% on that one Margaid. I remember vividly at junior school the Christmas film was something with Norman Wisdom in, and everyone in the school hall was roaring with laughter, and I was sitting there wondering what all the fuss was about, and finding the slapstick embarrassing to watch. Exactly the same with my fathers company works outing for children was to an ice show which featured clowns at one point. I did not find them funny in the slightest. All the other kids on way home were talking about the clowns and all I wanted to do was talk about the amazing professional skaters, which included a Russian pair who were World champoins

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:41 am
by LadyA
The humour I've never understood was Monthy python! I remember sitting in the cinema with my sister and brother when "The Holy Grail" was on, and everyone was laughing and I was looking around thinking "What? What's so funny?" Yet, I think John Cleese is hilarious!

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:13 am
by Hen-Gen
From Charlie’s Aunt to Live at the Apollo. Sixty years of humour has been a source of joy to me. Makes me wince now how I laughed at sexist, racist and homophobic humour all those years ago.
So here’s a joke I heard two days ago.

Bloke loses his tackle in a car accident. Doctor says he has three sets awaiting transplant, medium, large and extra large priced at £250, £500 and £1000. Suggests the guy discusses it with his wife and he’ll call back tomorrow.
Next day the doctor asks him whether he has decided. Man replies “yes, I’ve discussed it with my wife and we’ve decided on a new kitchen unit”.

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 am
by Margaid
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:34 am
by Marigold
Wise choice!

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:09 am
by bigyetiman
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Just think how we used to laugh at Alf Garnett, Benny Hill, Dick Emery, Love thy Neighbour, Carry On films which covered racism, sexism in bucket loads.
Always found Steptoe & Son creepy and repulsive.

Re: Horror Movies

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:19 pm
by Hen-Gen
bigyetiman wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:09 am
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Always found Steptoe & Son creepy and repulsive.
Call me a prude but in my view people who are arrested in toilets for importuning are creepy and repulsive (even more so if they are connected to Jimmy Saville). Here’s Wilfred Brambell (Steptoe senior).
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