30 Apr 2008
- bog graffiti
- slash dot at @
- renegade dave rave juggler japan
- an bedouin kaftan flapper
- ho to foot juggle
- one drop of water in every glass has passed through oliver cromwell bladder
- deniece williams free
- bjc renegade trader girl
- safety risk photos
- steven crook
- i suppose if you ask a cretin he don’t know he are one
- you rock sign
- i need a juggler in suffolk help
- bum dwelling trouser flea uk
- tempo of the damned bjc
- wayne brunner woman of wisconsin
and I’m quite pleased that someone searched for
- monkey juggler byjoty review
If you’ve read my previous post and seen Star Wars ep3 before you can already guess what’s coming.
OK then so what have they learned from the critical, public and my review of episode 2?
That you need a good script? That you don’t need pointless spectacle? That good actors can’t save a sack of bollocks?
After seeing ep2 at the cinema when it came out I avoided bothering with ep3. Seemed like a waste of my entry fee to the cinema.
So a freebie off me dad was a good opportunity to see it for free.
Only it wasn’t free. It wasted an hour of my life. My life is worth far more than this waste of my time.
You may notice I say “an hour”. Yup I gave up. I’ve rarely given up on a fillum or anything else.
I remember a time in Germany where I went to see an outdoor classical music concert. The headline piece was Orff’s Carmina Burana. But there was a first half to get through first. I didn’t like the omens. People at this concert seemed to feel that walking around and eating bratwurst was better than bothering to listen to the music. And the path between the rows of seats was gravel. Just what you want is some fat german crunching his way to the hotdog stall as you try and listen to some music. And as it’s outside you also had traffic noise, plane noise, people outside the venue shouting to mates inside etc… I spent the intermission wondering whether it would be a bigger waste to stay or leave. After seeing the dreadful “dancing” they insisted on foisting on this innocent classical piece I chose to leave. Definitely the better choice.
And this was repeated today. No germans, no crunching just sheer unadulterated poverty of vision, acting, plot, script and even the visual effects were ropey.
So I’ve given up on ever getting to the end of the second trilogy. I’d rather spend my life ooh I don’t know picking my toe nails, cleaning something that doesn’t need cleaning or whatever else.
Utter shite. Well done George Lucas. Take a classic franchise and kill it in a blaze of vacuous effects. You’re a moron.
OK so I may be a little non-contemporary but it’s annoyed me.
My dad lent me all 6 of the Star Wars DVDs. I’m through 5 of them and I’d like to make an observation.
Number 2 is really crap. I mean really totally awful.
Actors? Hayden is appalling, Natalie has gone so far down in her career since “Leon” I feel embarrassed for her, Ewan is struggling to maintain his accent and Yoda a coherent sentence together can’t string.
Plot? Utter shite. Dreadful rubbish leading to a big fight. Harks back to the B&W days when the Keystone company made fillums that had no particular plot but just needed to end with a chase.
Holes? Loads of them. One that stood out was Natalie’s character shouting at a soldier to get her to “that hangar” despite there being no possibility of her even knowing about “that hangar” as she’d fallen off the craft that went there a good while before any of us even knew about any hangar.
And when the hell did R2 ever get the ability to fly?
And where the hell has Queens who can only serve “2 terms”? Utter tosh.
Tying things together? Some fillums in serieses try to make all the strands tie together. This is not a major problem for me but I do occasionally like mystery. This fillum however tries to construct ties that just don’t need to be there. Do we really need to know who’s drawing up the plans for the Death Star? Do we really need to have R2 and C-3PO in these fillums? Why is it important to have them here? It just isn’t.
Preaching? One scene stood out. Obi-wan is in a bar trying to track down some random killer and sitting having a drink. Someone offers him “death sticks”. These look suspiciously like cigarettes. Cue the jedi trick of convincing him to go home and “rethink his life”. Oh cut the moralising please.
I’ve never seen episode 3. I do hope they had the budget to employ an actual screenwriter for it though because they seem to have done without in episode 2.
Bag o shite.
28 Apr 2008
There was a german beer festival this weekend.
Me and P and C headed off there on the Friday to find the place packed and no seats. They’d also run out of german food.
We had us a drink each and left.
Mind you we did go via the International Supermarket on Narborough Road and buy lots of nice food to make our own meal. I had tomatoes that actually smelt of garden, was very good.
Food actually wasn’t the greatest but the salad worked rather well.
On Saturday we went back (after Wiifitting) only to find the place shut. Completely shut, curtains closed, doors locked.
We were going to try somewhere else but I decided I was going to be forward and went and knocked at the back door.
Landlord pops his head out, sees Pete and lets us in. Odd.
Turns out that he closes the place when the football kicks out as he doesn’t want the wrong crowd in. Sound. I count as the right crowd now!
So more beer and then home. A nice afternoon.
Oh and apparently one of K’s friends spotted me there and “he pretended he didn’t see me and I pretended I didn’t see him”. First I knew about it was K phoning to tell me yesterday.
I’m one of the crowd. A sheep in rebel’s clothing.
I bought WiiFit on Saturday.
It’s actually pretty good. It’s not going to be for those who are already really fit but for your average gamer and/or their parents it’ll do a world of good assuming people stick with it. And I think people will stick with it.
Graphics are appalling, sound is nothing special and, really annoying, if you have it set to English it doesn’t give you the option of using metric measurements. That’s really ever so annoying to me. So mine’s now in German.
The “games” themselves are a varied bunch. The aerobic ones seem a little lightweight, the strength ones are hard though (notably the press-up ones), yoga is hard and the balance exes are the fun bit. So far they’re varied enough to keep some interest going.
The major oversight for me is that you can’t program it to run a series of exercises in one go IE as in a general workout. So you need to do your one exercise and then start up another involving using the wiimote. Further problem is that you shouldn’t be carrying the wiimote during the exercises. Mind you I suppose that means you just bend down and straighten up more.
I can see it getting a bit dull but I’m hoping that Ninty will send us purchasers some more content via their online service.
I’m impressed overall.
Ooh and I got my “age” down to 26 yesterday. Woohoo!
26 Apr 2008
There’s an actually funny comedy podcast (I know – unheard of). It’s called The Bugle and stars Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver.
Now it would be fair to say that these 2 are left of centre. They’ve had hate mail and it’s the most astonishing bit of writing.
I wanted to make sure I’d never forget it; so here it is:
Oily and Schmaltz;
Just what do you think you are doing? Are you humorists, or is attempted humorical behavior?
1st law of clowns; embody fundamental truths in your satire. Embittered deconstrucitve bile, as spoon fed by failing socialist scruds at NYT and its UK clones, is only momentarily amusing, and that only in brief spots when truth is accidentally encountered. Then shame and embarrassment set in. It is also repetitive and boring.
Wow, what a disappointment. I heard your WEBcast #22 and thought it had promise, but on reviewing past episodes I see you are cranky, muddled hate-as-satire business as usual. Your USA audience, the ever shrinking NYT crowd and nearly extinct Radio America snarks, may be enough to keep you in beverages at the local NYC political circle jerks. But what about returning home to UK? Do they have satire under sharia law?
Let me get this straight – you actually have some kind of Potty Prince or Dismal Duke or something who cross dresses as an Bedouin caftan flapper?
Is that where jihadists keep their satire, under their skirts? What’s the latest beheading joke out of East End?
I do find humor in the behaviors of typical Euro cretins who, after wrecking their own nations and participating in mass cultural suicide, suddenly emigrate to USA for shelter but seem to want to continue the spread of their mentally debilitating disease. I suppose if you ask a cretin, he don’t know he are one.
Wouldn’t you rather grow up to be real philosopher comedians rather than remain bum dwelling trouser fleas? The socialist hate-cheese is rich in protien but lacks essential brain building vitamins. That kind of leftist mental death is a sorry road. Next you’ll be arrested looting shops or scrawling graffiti on train sheds during imagined Bilderberg conferences.
Now stop it and be good boys. Try funny.
Oh bloody hell. What is it with this week?
1 dog and 2 lovely guys gone.
Roska first. Then an old gent that K and me knew in Leicester. And now Humph. No doubt there’ll be some random double entendre re stiffs or some such.
Wonder what the Now Show will make of it.
No more ISIHAC.
23 Apr 2008
Found out that Roska died yesterday.
22 Apr 2008
Seems there’s a German beer festival on at the Swan on Friday and Saturday.
I may be drinking a bit this weekend.
Oh and there’s food there too, proper Sauerkraut and that. Nyum.
19 Apr 2008
Just watched us a coupl’o scary fillums again.
Nicky, Rod and P and C as per usual. Our first ones since Lizzah buggered off dahn sarf.
First one then:
Marebito – A fillum of 2 halves. Sadly the second half was considerably longer than the first bit. It started with a man commiting suicide ‘cos he was terrified of summat. We don’t know of what. The main man wanted to find out. So loads of wandering down scary corridors with weird creatures and more fiddling with video ala The Grudge. So far so good.
But then we hit the underground. Poor matte painting aside the thing was just going far too far down the Casshern-esque “utter cack” route. We meet a naked lady chained up. And then we’re back in the real world and this guy’s looking after her in his poky flat. It never really picked up again after that. A shame considering the promise it started with.
After an interlude for Nicky’s birthday cake we decided to watch a more up-tempo fillum and picked:
Switchblade Romance – Started off in a more modern version of Texas Chainsaw style and then headed off into dark and scary places. After the first 15 mins setting up the thing is basically a chase fillum with a twist at the end. This one worked for the group. Scares, gross bits and, possibly unintended, comedy bits. Definitely a winner.
Both of these were twisted psycho flicks. The main characters are seriously demented rather than being set upon by aliens or serial killers. For some reason they seemed to fit together. Just a shame the first one couldn’t keep up the creepiness of the first half hour. Ah well.
[edit: just been reading comments on IMDb and saw this. Interesting! I'm quite fond of the line "Worthwhile soft-porn". I'll never look at him the same again.]
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