Monday, May 28, 2007

place holder

Had a guy today who wants to change his name to Captain Danger.

Actually, what I really want to do is talk about Life on Mars and how utterly brilliant that show is but I'm too tired and it'll just have to wait for another day.

G'night all.

But Life on Mars really is fantastic.


Friday, May 25, 2007

oh god no..

Make the bad man stop.

Can someone please tell this man to stop shitting over my childhood memories and reducing the legacy of one of the defining films of the past 40 years to a CGI joke?

Oh, and point out that his beard isn't disguising the fact he has no neck. Is that a goiter?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

sneeze poem

I was so knackered yesterday that I went to bed at 8:30pm - anyone who knows me will understand how out of character that is! However this meant that I, of course, woke up at 2:30am and was unable to get back to sleep for a few hours. And filled with a burning desire to write a haiku about Top Gear. Here it is:

Middle-aged English lads
Drive fast cars I will never buy
The Stig likes bad music

My excuse? It was 3am - you do better...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

i'm not quite right...

Case in point: every time I see this clip from Family Guy I nearly have a hernia laughing.

There's something badly twisted in my psyche. I kinda like it this way.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

sad passing

No, not that fat, hate-filled demagogue Falwell.

Lloyd Alexander, superb children's fantasy author, has died.

Author of the brilliant Prydain Chronicles, the gripping Westmark Trilogy and (significant to only me perhaps) The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, a stand-alone that captured my imagination 25 years ago when I first (and last!) read it. Must try and track down a copy of that...

Reading the Prydain Chronicles at the age of 10 or 12 was entrancing, and spurred me to read The Mabinogion and investigate more into Welsh history and legend. I still have no idea how to pronounce any of the names though.

If you've not read them, and have any interest in fantasy at all, read these books.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007