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Welcome to the world of the Vincent D'Onofrio obsessed - and a bit of real life thrown in.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017


I finished off the old year and began the new with zoo visits of course. How could I resist? on Friday I'm due to have my shoulder surgery. Travelling on public transport will be a problem for a while and driving, even without the congestion charge, would be a no-no for up to 8 weeks.

The cubs are getting so big, people kept thinking there were three of them (including their mother). Some failed to notice the family jewels on JaeJae and kept calling him the mother!

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But anyone seeing him acting as the caregiver could be forgiven for their mistake.

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The cubs played happily on both days.

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Fake eye spots and stripey backs. Ahhh!

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Too much play makes Achilles a very tired boy.

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But sister Karis bravely continues to attack the smelly sack.

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Finally she falls asleep with mum Melati

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Achilles sleeps on.

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When the keepers are setting out the "come in for the night" feed, Melati emerges to wait. She can't help but lick her lips.

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JaeJae literally climbs the wall.

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The lionesses are letting their new man Bhanu gradually closer.

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They know how to relax.

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2016 was the 90th anniversary of Winnie-The-Pooh. The TV programme celebrating this occasion featured JaeJae as NOT a tigger, prowling rather than bouncing, then being attacked by decidedly bouncy tigger cubs. They spent hours filming it but only used about 30 seconds.

And yesterday was stock-taking day at the zoo. As the local paper said, it was fortunately very easy to account for all the tigers.

For those counting smaller, fastly flitting creatures like fish, it must have been a nightmare.

The New Tenants

This was a fun few minutes, and it was nice that for once he was in an Oscar-winning movie of sorts.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Fantastic Felines, Carnivorous Canines.

Last week I made the trip from the tiger territory to the land of the lions. There were some very relaxed females toasting on their hot rocks.

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The male, Bhanu, was looking more relaxed.

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Until he saw one of his favourite keepers and thought there might be some food coming.

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As usual the tiger cubs did not disappoint.

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They're nearly six months old and are looking so grown up.

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Like the male lion, dad is on the prowl for any chance of an extra feed.

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Finally the cubs decided to relax on their own warm rocks.

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Now, it's obvious that I'm a cat lover, but my first animal love when I was 5 was a dog. Sadly, my affection for canines was severely tested the other day when I went to slip a note through a neighbour's door and her dog grabbed my fingers. Several pints of blood later the mortified neighbour had cleansed and strapped my war wounds. Now she wants her dog to aologise...

The Narrows

I need to watch this again, i don't remember much about it. I'm pretty sue VIncent's character saves his son from the Mob.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fucked by a Cunt

Our National Health Service is being wrecked by the current government so they can bring in their rich friends to offer services privately. At the same time they are taking away funds that should be used to support the elderly so that they do can be safely released from hospital. It's called bed-blocking. Amazingly the hospital knew on Tuesday that they were going to have an emergency on Friday, so cancelled my operation. After much pushing from me it's been rescheduled for January 6th, which doesn't change the fact that my friend travelled all the way from Wales late at night for no reason.

For those who never heard it, I'd like to show you what an eminent UK broadcaster accidentally made of the Health Secretary when he was still Culture Secretary. It was very prescient.

Meanwhile, given a few extra days to my week, I went to see my baby cubs, who are now five months old. It wasn't a good day for photos as they mostly fought one another in the bushes, but I did my best.

Eventually Melati came out to see what her cubs were up to, ie. no good.

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They are getting so big, pacing around like proper tigers.

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The Irishman

I appear not to have a folder of photos of The Irishman, just a few production stills, so here's one of those.

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