Archive for January, 2008

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Says it all

January 31, 2008


Just got a new computer today. The rumours are true, Vista is a freaking nightmare.

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Canned Cheeseburger

January 31, 2008

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Just what it says on the tin. Link

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Death, then a stretch

January 29, 2008


Here’s a question…what is the problem with this film (as expressed through its trailer)?

I haven’t seen it–maybe it’s a masterpiece–but it seems to me that when a film opens up with someone saying to the hero “You have 88 minutes to live”, then it’s hardly a huge blow to find out that the police are after him too. What is the audience supposed to think? “Oh no! He’s only got an hour and a half to live! Not only that, he might go to prison!” If I do go and see it would be out of curiosity over whether it overcomes this self-imposed handicap rather than any concern over the fate of Al Pacino.

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Prepare to have your minds BLOWN!

January 29, 2008

Like all the best ideas, it’s so simple!

What do you think? Could it work? COULD IT?????

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More unease from Arcade Fire

January 29, 2008


The aforementioned It’s Nice That had the GALL to suggest that Neon Bible is not as good as Arcade Fire’s previous rekkid. This is, of course, pish. Neon Bible is every bit as good–it may even be slightly better. You haven’t listened to it enough, guys! As with many great albums, it all sounds perfectly pleasant at first… nothing earth-shaking… and then there’s a moment when everything clicks and you’re unable to listen to anything else for a month. I think you must have stopped playing it just before that point. It’s the only logical explanation I can come up with for this appalling lapse in taste.

BLACK MIRROR!

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Blue Man Group

January 28, 2008

‘Radio Ladio’ by Metronomy. Great song, but dig that video!

(via It’s Nice That)

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“Pat Kenny, another reason I’m leaving Ireland”…revisited

January 28, 2008

No conspiracy theories, please, but I just deleted a bunch of posts by mistake, including the Pat Kenny one. Here’s the Seinfeld clip again…

And here’s the text…

“Johnny pointed out this extraordinary example of Pat Kenny at his hilarious worst. The audience obviously knows who Jerry is, but Pat doesn’t. His researchers have dug deep and discovered that Jerry likes Superman! Pity they didn’t tell Pat how to pronounce ‘Seinfeld’!
Pat spoke to me, Arthur and the Ted cast once and I have never seen an interviewer so dependent on his list of questions, so lost when confronted by an answer he wasn’t expecting, so incapable of turning an interview into a conversation.”

Sorry to have lost all the comments that were attached. I lost a few other posts too, including the link to the “all work and no play page”, but I couldn’t be arsed posting that again.

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Context is everything

January 28, 2008

Humour is such a strange thing. Just by taking a few clips out of context, you’re suddenly in the land of the hilarious.

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Huffington’s video round-up

January 28, 2008

Another nice round-up of must-see videos from The Huffington Post. The emotional magician is a lovely piece of real-life comedy that (almost) makes a case for the continued existence of ‘Wife Swap’ (unlike last night’s miserable, bottom-of-the-barrel UK version); also, Steve Irwin’s daughter is being kept very busy indeed and a compelling argument for abstinence from a hot idiot.

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Montel Williams pulls an ambush on Fox News

January 27, 2008

No mention of how many Iraqis have been killed, of course, but it’s the thought that counts.

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