Too Much Foyle's War?

Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby ayresorchids » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:18 pm

TwiningsGirl64 wrote:Disgusted with what was completely rude and unsatisfactory service from our local council recently, and being stone walled after requesting to speak with whoever was in charge, I was sorely tempted to quote Foyles wonderful tirade from Bad Blood.
:toetap: "If Im not in his office in the next 2 minutes, I'll be back with the Army, the Police, The Home guard and the Press. (Using Foyle hand gestures for added emphasis) Would you feel able to convey this to him at your earliest opportunity." End rant! :foylekiss:



LOL! One of my all-time favorite scenes, not least because of the polite matter-of-factness of his delivery. And I have long been in love with his signature hand gesture; that rather sudden downward open-handed thing he does for emphasis! Like his unusual vocal inflections, it is unique.
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby TwiningsGirl64 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:02 am

jewell wrote:It should work, TG. :foyle5:


If I could only manage to remain as calm as Foyle does :mrgreen:

and not raise my voice so much, :lol:
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby TwiningsGirl64 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:41 am

ayresorchids wrote:
TwiningsGirl64 wrote:Disgusted with what was completely rude and unsatisfactory service from our local council recently, and being stone walled after requesting to speak with whoever was in charge, I was sorely tempted to quote Foyles wonderful tirade from Bad Blood.
:toetap: "If Im not in his office in the next 2 minutes, I'll be back with the Army, the Police, The Home guard and the Press. (Using Foyle hand gestures for added emphasis) Would you feel able to convey this to him at your earliest opportunity." End rant! :foylekiss:



LOL! One of my all-time favorite scenes, not least because of the polite matter-of-factness of his delivery. And I have long been in love with his signature hand gesture; that rather sudden downward open-handed thing he does for emphasis! Like his unusual vocal inflections, it is unique.


Oh mine too Chris. :biggrin: His delivery is so pitch perfect and I just love his whole demeanor (he's so not in the mood to be messed about) and I think had Commander Halliday refused to see him, Foyle would have signalled to Brookie to crash through the road block and collect him on the other side :lol:
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Samfan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:57 pm

I used the phrase "catch you up" today, which might be British. But not as in catching up with someone (like going after them as they are walking down the hallway). I used it in the context of filling in a person coming late into a meeting about what was going on before she arrived.

According to this link, I might have used the American version:

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/catch-someone-up

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Wolesley » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:19 am

At the annual Teacher-Librarians conference today, one of the sessions was presented by a Ms. C. Fowler, so of course I immediately thought of the line from The Funk Hole, "...Not ...'Foyle'?" :biggrin:

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby jewell » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:13 pm

Waiting in line at Chipotle practicing my upside down smile.

Not too successfully. :foyle4:

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby ayresorchids » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:14 pm

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby starlight » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:42 am

Years after Foyle's sneer of disapproval in The German Woman ("The Mail… huh."), Wikipedia follows suit by banning The Mail for being an unreliable source :lol: :foyle4:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... or-website
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Samfan » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:06 pm

"Jeezzzz....uuusss!"

Felt a bit like Foyle racing through London streets with Sam as I rode yesterday with my father through the construction-heavy streets of Berwyn, IL.
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Samfan » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:56 am

Feeling a bit Foyle-ish: I took a fly-tying clinic at my local library this evening:

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby starlight » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:55 am

:waders:
Is that a Black Dog?
It is. Do you fish?
Yeah. When I was a little boy, I'd fish all day if I could. And you got Lady Caroline. And that's a Ribs Flat.
That's right.
Hmm. Ooh, and these ones are ooh.
I made those.
Yeah. Look at that. Long hackle, small neat head.That's ... that's beautiful.
Isn't it? You can have those.


Read more: http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk ... ode=s07e02

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Samfan » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:17 am

starlight wrote::waders:
Is that a Black Dog?
It is. Do you fish?
Yeah. When I was a little boy, I'd fish all day if I could. And you got Lady Caroline. And that's a Ribs Flat.
That's right.
Hmm. Ooh, and these ones are ooh.
I made those.
Yeah. Look at that. Long hackle, small neat head.That's ... that's beautiful.
Isn't it? You can have those.


Read more: http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk ... ode=s07e02

What are yours called, Samfan?


From left to right: 2 woolly worms and 1 caddis pupa. I had a feeling we'd be making the woolly worm (or a woolly bugger-which is heavier and sinks). It's one of the most common flies. I do fly fish (although I haven't fished in a few years), but never tied flies, but always wanted to learn. It would be a fun hobby to get into. She, the expert leading the clinic, of course made it look really easy.
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Wolesley » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:36 pm

Very nice, Samfan! Foyle would be delighted that you share his interest in fly-tying, unlike his son.

"It was a waste of time teaching you any of this, wasn't it?" :foyle5: :rofl:

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Samfan » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:11 pm

Milner: "So what's for tea?"
Jane: "Shepherd's pie."
Milner: "Mm."

(Thought of this scene while making Shepherd's Pie for supper. I had it easier than Jane, though. I used Bob Evans' ready made mashed potatoes and a bag of frozen vegetables).
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Samfan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:04 pm

There's a street in Kalamazoo, MI named Drake. Whenever I see it, I mutter it in the manner of Andrew muttering Drake's name in "Enemy Fire."
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Sunshine » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:36 pm

There was a clue about Lord Haw Haw on an episode of the quiz program "Jeopardy" this week. None of the contestants got it right, but I did. :foyle5:
Just looked over the chapter on "Horse Racing and Illegal Rambling."

I haven't got the requisite capacity for deceit.
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Wolesley » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:33 am

Well done! :foyle1:

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