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Miner Willy

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  1. Miner Willy

    The Leftovers. (HBO show)

    Four eps down in season 2. This is so good. I love pretty much all the characters (but Nora is the best).
  2. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    The early part of the grass 'season' is always great. I love how fast and low Queens always seems to play - so much more so than Wimbledon, though perhaps it's just the camera position. Interested to see how Djokovic gets on against Dimitrov tomorrow. I have a hunch that he could put together a good run at Wimbledon this year. He seems to be heading back to decent form, and there are precious few proven grass court performers around. Also, that was a very encouraging return from Murray yesterday. Probably as strong a performance as could realistically be hoped for.
  3. It may just be me, but when I was a kid I always loved "Fatty Bolger had not been idle." It's stayed with me all these years for some reason. From Lord of the Rings, obviously.
  4. Miner Willy

    Recommend me non fiction

    Now reading Factfulness, which is fascinating. It's pleasant respite to hear that the world is actually improving in lots of ways - especially when there's so much shit going on right now, and most of the non-fiction i read tends to make me even more concerned about the state of the world.
  5. Miner Willy

    What are you reading at the moment?

    I posted about this in here a few months back. I thought it was average at best. But I note most reviews seem to side with you rather than me on this one.
  6. Miner Willy

    The Leftovers. (HBO show)

    The title music and intro, then that opening scene, and then an entirely new cast. For a while there I was genuinely beginning to wonder if I'd put the wrong show on somehow. Oh, and finished season 1, obviously. I loved it.
  7. Miner Willy

    Recommend me non fiction

    Just finished Monbiot's Out of the Wreckage, which I thought was great. On to Factfulness next.
  8. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    It's at the point now where there just aren't any comparisons in tennis. Even Federer and Sampras on grass, or Federer on a fast indoor court, you at least feel like the right player on the right day has a chance to take the match away from them. But with Nadal on clay it's difficult to even think of a scenario where he can be seriously challenged. I'm really enjoying this women's final. I do like Stephens, but am so pleased Halep has turned it round. I really hope she comes through, because she's had so many disappointing losses in finals.
  9. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    This 2nd set is close to unplayable perfection from Nadal. What are you even supposed to do against this?
  10. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Yep, he won't dip again. I love Delpo and think he should perhaps have done better on clay through his career, but I give him next to no chance against Rafa. Thiem is another favourite of mine, but he gets a 5% chance - or 10% if it's damp and heavy.
  11. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Nah, Rafa's nailed on for this. I might have begun to wobble if Schwartzman hadn't missed that ridiculous volley over the net (which was going out anyway). But now I don't see a) Schwartzman returning to his original level, or b) Rafa playing so poorly. It's great that Rafa at least got tested. Some of Schwartman's play was incredible.
  12. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    Well, he won a set at least. Awesome tennis. I fear he just poked the bear though, and the true Nadal mauling will now ensue.
  13. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    I'd bet absolutely nothing on Schwartzman winning this, but fuck me he's playing well.
  14. Miner Willy

    Netflix Recommendations - See OT for other thread

    Godless is the best show I've seen in a long time. I loved it.
  15. Miner Willy

    Tennis

    What a match Cecchinato Vs Djokovic was. It felt like a computer game at times, like the defence of both was so amazing they both needed to be on top for 5 or 6 shots just to create anything that looked like an opening. Best match I've seen in ages.
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