Clear on out the back

We watched The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly last night.  It’s one of the movies on the IMDB top 100 movies:

I’ve seen the film countless times, but Ruth has never seen it (although I’m sure she’s heard it because I own the DVD and have watched it from time to time over the years).

My dad was a massive Spaghetti Western fan, so growing up, I watched a ton of “cowboy” movies. Clint Eastwood was my favorite. I liked all of his Westerns apart from Unforgiven, which saw Eastwood return to the genre that made him the quintessential tall, dark, silent stranger type.  I had high hopes for Unforgiven. I mean, how could it lose. It had Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Gene Hackman in it.  It failed for me because Eastwood didn’t use his gun until the end of the movie! He took the retired old Western gunslinger too much to heart.

This is what I wanted to see the whole movie, but sadly had to sit through 2 hours to get this (don’t watch if you haven’t seen the movie and want to judge for yourself):

I spent most of the day outside in my back garden working on my suntan. The sun was glorious yesterday. I think we hit a high of 21C. I launched the Radio Warwickshire #30DaySongChallenge in our Social Radio Club on FaceBook. Day 1 was to choose a song that needs to be played loud. I chose:

I’m also running the challenge on our Instagram and Twitter accounts. But like most things I post, Facebook is the place I get the most engagement. Go figure.

I’m still working my way through The Unspoken Name which is the first heroic fantasy book I’ve read in a long while. It’s good for reading when you’re working on your tan. I haven’t completely warmed to the story yet, but it’s early days.

With lockdown, all the days blend together. But I’m glad it’s a Bank Holiday weekend. I can spend time on the frivolous.



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