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    The Great Game
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    The Reichenbach Fall
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    The Sign of Three
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    The Lying Detective

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  1. T.o.b.y

    Recently watched movies

    In Germany, we have these kinds of classes in high school because "religious education" is a thing in public school (you can choose to take philosophy instead if you are are worried that they are going to try and talk you into a faith but as far as I know, most kids just choose those classes based on which teachers they like better). My mother in law teaches it and I love reading some of the papers from her students.
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    Recently watched movies

    Live action Aladdin: 8/10. Don't hit me. I am probably the only person on the planet who appreciates the Disney remakes. My only gripes are Aladdin's hair (trim those ugly wisps at the nape of your neck or grow it out properly, boy) and that one moment where both husband and I were screaming in unison: "rub the goddam lamp Jasmine, what's wrong with you?!?!?"
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    The Language (and travel) Thread

    No, "Andreas" is a man's name, the male version of "Andrea".
  4. Thanks, Carol. That does actually make me feel better. I dare say we're still lucky compared to other places but especially over the past few years, it seems to me like the train system has gone downhill - and fast.
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    The Language (and travel) Thread

    Yeah, I didn't think it was likely either. 😄 Just making sure I still understand the apostrophe rules.
  6. I used to think public transportation in Germany was great. Well... We recently went on our first little trip as a family (husband, toddler, myself). In a fit of environmental consciousness, we decided we would leave the car at home and try to manage entirely without one for the ten days that we would be away from home. We got up at 5 in the morning on the first day to get to the next big city on time to catch our long distance train - only to find that the train company had booked us onto one that didn't exist. And we had gotten the tickets at an actual service desk from a real live employee of said company, not online. Try to entertain a two-year-old for an hour plus (time until the next train for which we couldn't get seats anymore btw) at a cold train station where there's cigarettes, piss, broken bottles and drunk people everywhere and the only restaurant that's open is a McDonald's that's under construction. Fun, I can tell you. On the way home, the train was 40 minutes late and we missed our connection. Same station, same wait, same environment. Hurray. Today, I wanted to visit a friend. Got on a train that said it was going to town A that was waiting under the sign for town A - and ended up in town B. Middle of Nowhere. I am beginning to understand why it's so hard to get the Germans to stop polluting the air with their cars...
  7. Thanks! I was wondering where that came from.
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    The Language (and travel) Thread

    It would be correct though if the owner was actually called "Jone", wouldn't it?
  9. T.o.b.y

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Good for you, giving your teenage relatives a chance! You sound like the kind of aunt I would have liked to have.
  10. T.o.b.y

    The Political Thread

    Personally, I expect Brexit to happen too, the question is only when and on what terms.
  11. Hang in there. Going through a bit of a rough patch myself right now. I won't say I feel you because obviously I don't, realistically speaking, but hey. You get the sentiment (hopefully).
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    Episode 3.3, "His Last Vow"

    It's not a hiatus for me at all, I consider the series finished and am perfectly happy with that. I don't usually let myself get emotionally invested in unfinished works. That Sherlock finally has an ending that, for me at least, is pretty satisfactory, is doing wonders for my peace of mind!
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    What's your age?

    I am almost 35.
  14. The way things are going right now, it seems to me like they'll have other problems... If they ever exist at all.
  15. Yeah, I remember those conversations... And now that I have a kid, they're still happening because apparently it's unacceptable to only produce one offspring. When I say that I think I am a bit old now to get pregnant again, I get "but XYZ had a baby at 40!" When I point out that the birth was a complicated nightmare - oh, just have a planned cesarean the next time. But I don't really want any more kids - you're a bad parent, only children develop terrible personalities. Um... I am an only child -" that explains everything" stare.

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