Wednesday, 5 December 2007

A guide to avoid being kidnapped in Iraq

STEP 1. - To avoid being kidnapped in Iraq, don't go there.

The way I see it, if people go to Iraq, a current warzone, and then get kidnapped, well, surely it was down to their act of stupidity. Aid workers go there knowing the risks and accept those risks, and as for telecomms engineers and computer technicians, well, they go there for reasons of greed.

Must Watch More Box

I've got so many things to be watched, and no time with which to stare at them. The SKY+ box is filled with items that require a viewing, I've got loads of DVDs to be watched, The Hitcher, Black Christmas and Children of Men among the top of my list. Maybe I'll need to spend the entire Christmas period watching all that stuff but then, when am I going to watch all the items I record over Christmas. Ahhh well, I guess the BBC will help me by screening nothing but crap and repeats.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Black Christmas and The Omen

OOOOooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh! LoveFilm have just posted Black Christmas to me. YAY! I've been wanting to see that for quite a while. I'm sure it will be shit but, I still want to see it. I love horror films and I quite enjoyed the original when I accidentally caught it on Channel 4 a few years back. Anyway, last night being Halloween, I watched The Omen (with the lovely Julia Stiles). It was so so so shitty that it made Halloween 5 look good. I should know, I legally purchased all the released Halloween movies and 5 is utter crap. Still, Halloween was good, no kids came round so there's now a reasonable stash of swizzels sweets to be eaten.


Facebook Superpoke

I was getting pretty bored of Facebook but, the superpoke (which I've ignored until now) seems to have given it a new lease of life for me, it's now like a young puppy on speed (which I don't in any way condone).

Monday, 20 August 2007

Marvel Nemesis

I'm not really a fan of fighting games. I never much cared for Streetfighter or any of those style of games. Marvel Nemesis, however, got me interested. Fighting superhero characters is cool. Playing this for a while got me to wanting to watch a superhero movie. I flicked through what we have and, we only have Daredevil and the Spiderman movies on DVD. Why? Because every other Marvel movie was utter crap. Dang.

Thursday, 9 August 2007


A Piss-controlled game....

Roseanne Barr's Sex Tape Goes Missing

Now there's a headline you never thought you'd see... and surely a tape that nobody wants to see. God, I really hope someone stole it for the sole purpose of destroying it. Ugh....

Roseanne Barr sex tape goes missing
Wednesday, August 8 2007, 12:04 BST

By Kimberley Dadds
Roseanne Barr has offered a reward to anyone that can locate a sex tape of her that has gone missing.The comedienne has fired an intern who she alleges stole the tape while working for her on her MySpace page.Now Barr has put up a reward of £12,500 for its safe return, saying on her website: "One of the interns who was administering my MySpace page has been fired. He has stolen my private sex tape.

From DigitalSpy

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Giant Lego Man found in Dutch Sea

I found this article from Reuters via BoingBoing.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday.

Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre (8-foot) tall model with a yellow head and blue torso.
"We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water," said a stall worker. "It was a life-sized Lego toy."

A woman nearby added: "I saw the Lego toy floating towards the beach from the direction of England."
The toy was later placed in front of the drinks stall.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Say what you say...

Sometimes when people are talking to me... I think... WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT REALLY MEAN?

So, in the course of a conversation a work colleague may say.. 'bugger'...

Most people don't really think about the true meaning but, what's he's just said is... sodomize.

Well.. now, that's just a strange thing to say when you mess up, isn't it?

So, that got me onto looking at phrases, and their true meaning, like 'take a rain check.' It relates to baseball days, where fans could leave a game early if it rained, and get a voucher to return to another game. Pity those b*stard N.Y. METS didn't do that when I was out there.... damned MR. MET SON OF A B*TCH... I hate that baseball headed clown... I HATE YOU MR. MET... I HATE YOU SO BAD, I want to knock your BASEBALL HEAD OFF... I HATE YOU MR. MET... I HATE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.

Oh.. shit... this wasn't meant to be an anger blog and I really strayed from the watch, play, touch, movie, games and gadgets theme....

Shit contributing buddies... I'm sorry...

Curious George was great, Lemmings sucks and I hope the iPhone is a flop (though I doubt it will be :( ).

There we go... back on track...

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Jack Thompson

Now... I do agree that to some stupid people, the use of violence in computer games and movies seems like an acceptable form of behaviour, but ultimately... the guy's just a dickhead.


GTA IV has been delayed until Feb 2008 at the earliest! Oh Oh OH... oh... I don't really care at all , it'll just be the same old game with an even bigger playing area and more immersive gameplay (i.e. not a game... just a simulation of real life (for a gangster))... the only game I'm looking forward to playing is Jackass on the PSP. Now THAT sounds like fun...

Friday, 3 August 2007

Mini Games

I like gaming but don't have the time or inclination to pad through a 30 hour in-depth game. I love the missions in GTA San Andreas but hate the repetitive nature of having to return to missions when I fail them, rather than just replaying them. I'm sure many people love that immersive world but, for me... it's just repetitive. Also, I hate having to sit in front of the television to play games... I like to play games in the toilet or in whichever room I want to. IT'S TRUE MAN!

ERGO...I love my PSP, it's portable so I can play anywhere, including the potty which, I have to say, is a great place to sit and play a's got a nice bright screen which the GB advance lacks and although it doesn't have as many 'different' games like the DS does, mine's hacked so I can play (ahem) 'homebrew' games and it's got quite a few mini games nowadays. By this I mean a game that contains several simple stupid games with very few keys to learn and which last maybe up to 5 minutes each. Do well on a game and you'll unlock a new minigame and so on.

Hot Pixel is one such game, it's made by Atari and has several (200ish) mini games. Some last as short a time as 10 seconds, others up to a couple of minutes. Some can be repetitive, i.e. same thing, different difficulty level but all are fun. :) I think games like this are great as they begin to open up the gaming world to people who otherwise wouldn't play games. If you've played Hot Pixel and enjoyed it, I recommend Kazook, Ape Academy/Ape Academy 2, Hot Brain and Work Time Fun.

Watch, Play and Touch

We like watching movies.

We like playing games.

Oh... and we like touching stuff as well...