Tuesday, September 30, 2003

The trailer for Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King is out and it looks good! And Shelob is in this one.... EEEP!

Monday, September 29, 2003

Bedfont 1-6 Dons

That's twelve goals in two games for AFC Wimbledon as they continue their demolition of the Combined Counties League and soundly thrashed Bedfont. Goals scored by Everard, Gray and Sheerin, two for Cooper and an own goal. With this sort of form, can anyone stop the Superdons?

Schumacher wins at Indianapolis

Montoya's out of the running now as he has a complete mare at the Brickyard. He punted Barichello off the road and unfortunately, but deservedly, got a drive through penalty. This undoubtedly cost him the title. On top of this, he had a botched pitstop and the Michelen tyres weren't up to the quality of the Bridgestones in the wet. Kimi Raikonnen got second and is still in with a slim chance of the title.

San Diego Chargers 31-34 Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders rallied behind quarterback Rich Gannon against divisional rivals San Diego Chargers with an overtime win. At one point, they were 14 points behind with five minutes of regulation time left. Their record is now 2 wins and 2 losses for the season. Hopefully this close shave will be the catalyst to kick start the Raiders so far uninspiring season.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Womble 'til I die

AFC Wimbledon forever In just under four hours, franchising will rear its ugly head in English Football. It happened to my club, Wimbledon FC and I don't like it. In fact I hate it! It is the worst thing that could ever have happened to the football team that I have supported since I was a nipper. I never remember making a conscious decision to support them, it seems I always did.

They made into the football league in 1977 and it was the modern fairytale blast up the tables to ultimately reach the top division of English football in 1986. To top this all off, they went on to win the FA Cup in 1988 against all the odds against Liverpool, undeniably the top team in England throughout the 70s and the 80s. Wimbledon continued to be a force in the old division one and the Premiership for many years. Teams dreaded the prospect of a game against The Crazy Gang with their unorthodox style of playing and team of misfits and bruisers. They would have made it into European competition had it not been for the ban on English clubs stemming from the Heysel Stadium disaster.

In 2000, they got relegated to Division One. That was a disaster and I was really disappointed. But that was nothing compared to what was on the horizon. There had always been rumblings of moving the club. Places like Dublin, Hull and Milton Keynes had been mentioned in rumors for years but no one ever expected them to follow through with this threat. It was all rumors, right? On May 28th 2002, the Football League granted permission for Wimbledon FC to relocate to Milton Keynes. On this day, my football club was murdered. Charles Koppel, Peter Winkleman and some faceless Norwegian owners had managed to hoodwink the league into thinking that this was essential to the survival of the club. I won't go into detail. Go to The Big Tissue and click on "The Truth" if you want to find out how to kill a football club. I can honestly say that I felt sick to my stomach whenever I thought about it. Now I am simply resigned to the fact. I don't live in Wimbledon anymore and haven't for fifteen years and people were wondering why the had affected me so profoundly. They have NO idea. It's impossible to explain what it is like. I just hope and pray it never happens to you.

From this disaster AFC Wimbledon was born on May 30th 2002. They play in the Seagrave Haulage Combined Counties League and was created "By the fans for the fans." Be in no doubt, this is the true Wimbledon complete with all the history and achievements and is a direct continuation of the club that was formed as Wimbledon Old Centrals in 1889. Many people expected this venture to fail. It'll be a flash in the pan. A real football club, created by fans? It'll never work. But never forget the Wimbledon spirit.

In the 2002-3 season, they set the CCL alight and everyone was forced to take them seriously. They managed a record of 36 wins out of 46 matches and got 111 points. A championship season in most other leagues but they finished third behind a rampant Withdean 2000 and AFC Wallingford. This season so far, AFC Wimbledon have won 8 out of 8 games.

Here is a club with a significant following, amassing a serious amount of money. They get more fans through the gates than The Franchise who play in a league 7 divisions higher. It won't be long before they are knocking on the doors of the football league again.

Now that The Franchise have abandoned London, there remains just one thing to complete the transfer of the spirit of the football club in Wimbledon to the true owners. The franchise currently known as "Wimbledon FC" now play in Milton Keynes. All links have been severed with the community that they were stolen from apart from the name. They have to change their name. Once this happens, I will be satisfied and I will (all be it begrudgingly) wish The Franchise luck in their venture. At that time, they will be a different club with nothing to do with the borough of Merton or AFC Wimbledon.

I have managed not to be abusive in this post but I need to say this one last thing. Charles Koppel, club killer... you are a complete c*nt. That is all.

Womble 'til I die
Womble 'til I die
I know I am
I'm sure I am
Womble 'til I die
The Matrix Revolutions trailers are out


I found this really cool website yesterday while I was trawling the interweb on my lunch break. It's called deviantART. It's basically a place for people to show off thier creations. Every kind of image is there for you to find from Indy Art to mobile phone backgrounds. You may have to separate the wheat from the chaff but it's worth it. I really like it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Rice Rocket

BYE! I've just had a go in Amy and Deacon's Nissan Pulsar GTI-R 2.0L Turbo... RUDE!

Stupid grin etched across my face right now. I'm used to my Toyota MR2 which is no slouch I assure you, but this is mentalism! He got it today and it's been tweaked to 280-290 bhp. Standard, it's about 230 bhp. I definitely feels like it has been influenced by rally cars with the four wheel drive and the performance. The exhaust is big enough to stick your head into and LOUD. It's got a funky little dump valve that makes it sound like a rally car, the one the tweets when you change gear. Basically, you'd be able to completely destroy most things that are on the road today.

In most magazines, it still gets compared to the Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo more than ten years after it's launch. Max Power describes it as an 'Utter Weapon.' I think this is rather unfortunate as that is what we call people who irritate us at work, but I can identify with the sentiment. Check out the picture I took and take note of the number plate. I decided to leave just the last three letters showing.

They're not the prettiest car on the planet but that doesn't really matter as you won't see it for long. You don't get one of these for the way it looks. I am so tempted to start looking for one for myself but I'm still loving my MR2 so that won't happen for a long time. If anything, my next motor will be an MR2 Turbo. We'll see when I get to that point.

I'm sure you'll be reading of it's adventures on my ickle sister's blog.

Oh yeah, Deacon... I knew you wouldn't be able to resist a jap motor for long :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed

In my humble opinion, this is the coolest opening sentence to any book that I have read. It instantly grabbed me and made me want to consume the entire volume. It is The Dark Tower I : The Gunslinger by Stephen King.

I picked this one up yesterday to read it for the third time (It's THAT good). I just found out that there is a re-written version. I'm going to get this before going any further. The consensus of the reviews I've read on the interweb seem to be that it is far better than the original.

I never managed to get into the following volumes. I found myself too easily distracted. I reckon that it's because I was only sixteen when I first read them. Maybe this time round, I'll understand it better because I remember that there were some concepts in the books that simply confused me and I don't think I was patient enough to bother to work them out.

[The new Stephen King website is very nice and the The Dark Tower section is particularly good. Give it a look.]

The Bridge by Iain Banks

"A man lies in a coma after a near-fatal accident. His body broken, his memory vanished, he finds himself in the surreal world of the bridge - a world free of the usual constraints of time and space, a world where dream and fantasy, past and future fuse. Who is this man? Where is he? Is he more dead than alive? Or has he never been so alive before?"

The book is written is a style that makes it feel like a dream as the man tries to figure out what is going on and who he is. The Bridge is seemingly endless, spanning the massive ocean between the City and the Kingdom which none of the inhabitants have ever seen. Everything seems to be working against him making any progress. The fact that the inhabitants of the Bridge seem to have misplaced a library is a good example of this. Several threads of plot are mixed in, the real world, the Bridge and a next level of dreams that the man has while on the Bridge. One of these is of a brainless barbarian assaulting the underworld written in an almost unreadable dialect (Irvine Welsh fans please note, Banks was here first!) These aren't to taxing and pretty easy to work out but that doesn't change the fact that this is an awesome read. The whole book is nicely weird and leftfield and manages not to alienate the reader at any time. I reckon I'll be reading this again in a few years.

One other thing, I am more of an Iain M Banks fan and really enjoy his Sci-Fi work. This is a good start if you want to check out his 'regular' fiction.

Maffy Rating - Read it! Read it, NOW!
Before you criticise a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticise him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
Somebody found my blog by typing 'Kittens Sing Metallica' into Google. I thought this was really cool.

I've had a few hits from people looking for tickets for The Darkness at the BIC and also from the phase 'wi' a wannion'. And I don't even know what a 'wannion' is!

Just thought I should share this with you. That is all.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Destructionism and OMG LOL WTF!11!!!!!111

Another unnecessarily violent flashy thing for you from the Orient. It's called Destructionism and you shoot people. How nice.

This made me laugh. It made me laugh A LOT. It's especially useful if you want to infiltrate the Busted message board or other such deviant and base sites. Here's one I made earlier... 'G3T UR HANDS OF MAH WOMAN MOTHERFUK3R1!1!1 LOL'. For those who are wondering, I have a pure and deep hatred of what is known as AOLspeak. For me, it is up there with spam and l33tspeak.

Last one. This is the Urban Dictionary. It's been around for a while so you may have seen it but I like it so have a play.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Impurity, Sin and Damnation (eeep!)

The Dante's Inferno Test says I'm going to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!
Here is how I matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Me... a virtuous non-believer... hmmm. If you look at my results, I'd have to say that I'm semi-eviiil, quasi-eviiil or Scott Evil. At least I don't get burned or things attached to my nipples or anything. But seeing as I don't believe in Heaven, let alone Hell it's a bit of a moot point. Actually, thinking about it too much hurts my head. I'll have to discuss it with Socrates and Aristotle when I get there.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Pointy Stabby Death

Here you will find a heart rending tale, conveyed through the medium of the internet flash film of a man and his knife, his rifle, his axe, his fist, other people's heads, his sword... etc... etc... Somebody call the academy and give this guy an Oscar, NOW (academy? Nut house more like!) Comes with a free bodycount too!!!

Friday, September 19, 2003

3-D Pong

A groovy little flash game here. This gives me a headache too but it's very cool.

Eye Need an Eye Transplant...

ARRRGH! My eyes! For some reason, I've now got a splitting headache too.
This is a chain email that Amy sent to me. I've seen it about fifty times (I'm sure she's sent it about 10 times...) and I can't be arsed to send it out any more. So here it is for the last time. You could always stick it on your blog if you got one.

WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME? (Silly me, putting my full name on the web for the last 5 years with all this info... don't do it kids, people find you!)
THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX? I'd like to say eyes, but I'm going with boobs
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? YAAAAAR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day, it be!
FAVORITE SPORTS? Most types of Motor Racing
SIBLINGS AND THEIR AGE: Ickle Sis, 28 and Ickle Ickle Sis, 16
WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? The Bridge by Iain Banks
WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? 5-1 to England
WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? Went out on the lash


YAAAAR! Mostly talkin' like a pirate today, I be! HA-HAAAAAR! But ye'd think the scallywags on the scow that I serve on had ne'er heard the speakin' of a buccaneer. Most of them had been drinkin' from a barrel o' grog in the fair port o' Bournemouth the night before. Drinkin' the wicked drink, I be not, on account of the scurvy infesting me body. Me merry YAAARs and AVAST MATEYs be messin' with their noggins, I be thinkin'. 'Tis surely an evil drink is grog! Still, a few jolly wenches joined me in the singin' o' "What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor!" The rest o' the crew be surely feeling the bite o' me cutlass! YAAAAAAAAAAAR! The tradition o' Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chum Bucket have been honoured across the seven seas until next yeaaaaar! AHOY and AVAST! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!

Wednesday, September 17, 2003


Yaaaar me hearties! Can ye be guessin' why I changed the title? Yaaaar! If any o' ye lily-livered land-lubbers nay be knowin', I be makin' ye walk the plank wi' a wannion an' a black spot on ye souls an' ye be takin' a trip to Davey Jones' Locker! Shiver me timbers! YAAAAAAAR HA-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!

Pirate speak's a bit heavy on the old apostrophe key...

And to keep you all going until then, check this clicky to see if you are a true son of a biscuit-eater!

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Stealth Disco!

This is STEALTH DISCO!. Disco will never die! Watch out! The Seventies are right behind you!

For your information, I have never Stealth Disco'd.... I Stealth Mosh!

And a reminder, 5 days until Talk Like A Pirate Day! September the 19th is nearly here!
Michael Schumacher has won the 2003 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. He led most of the way but Montoya was on his tail the whole time and kept him honest. He's definitely in control now on 82 world championship points. Juan Pablo Montoya bagged second, Rubens Barrichello got third and Kimi Raikonnen came in fourth. Montoya is on 79 points and Kimi is on 75 points and there is 20 points up for grabs at Indianapolis and Suzuka so it's still wide open.


Earth Science Missions Anomaly Report

Lockheed Martin filed this report report on September 6th concerning an incident at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California.


Just so that you know, the NOAA-N Prime spacecraft project will cost the US taxpayer $230,000,000. Boy, I would have loved to have seen that. I wonder what kind of noise $230,000,000 makes?

A Wedding, A Pub Crawl and A Marathon of Sport

So, I went to Neil and Karen's wedding on Friday. It was all good I suppose.... you know... how weddings should be. But I thought that Neil was going to cry while he was saying his vows and not Karen. Why was this? Was it pure joy and happiness or the shotgun? (I'm going STRAIGHT to hell for that... and I may delete if I lose my bottle.)

The reception was okay and there was plenty of free food and booze but I couldn't drink because of these industrial strength anti-boitics I'm on. BOO! I have a tendency to get completely lashed when in two certain situations, either if I'm having a really good time or if I'm bored out of my head and I definitely had an urge to get completely wasted! (I'll let you figure out which reason I was going for.) Pete was providing decent entertainment and was making eyes at this really pretty girl with legs that went on for ages! It turns out that it was Karen's baby sister who is only 15. We did not let him forget it all evening. I also found out that he is mates with the bloke who runs the UK Metallica Fan Club. (Logged for future reference)

Kev was being his usual self and being too loud and making some totally inappropriate comments. Nice one Kev! The speeches were okay. In Rory's speech (he was the best man) he explained the meanings of the happy couple's names. It turns out the Neil means "little champion." Years of mocking to come there... hehe. Oh, and one other thing... WHERE WAS THE FRICKEN MUSIC??? I didn't hear so much as a squeak from a stereo or ANYTHING! Major downer!

One really funny moment to note however. The conversation had got really base towards the end of the evening. Pretty much par for the course. We were talking about bumgay stuff... y'know... K-Y, chafing, that sort of thing. At a lull in the conversation, Lindsey, Rory's girlfriend, attempted to change the subject onto something a little more savoury. She said with a completely straight face and totally innocently "Neil. Can I see your ring?"


Saturday, woke up really late and watched Soccer AM. Top show! Went to see Mum and lent her some money and I feel really good for doing this. Well, she's got me out of a few sticky situations with money before so it's only fair.

Watched the qualifying for the Italian GP at Monza. It was pretty good and I found myself shouting at the TV when Montoya was on his lap. He didn't quite get pole but is on the front row with Schumacher and Raikonnen is right behind them. This should make for a good start to the race. Went shopping. Went home. Played Deus Ex for a bit, read a couple of chapters of The Bridge (this book is totally mental!), watched some footy. Went out to Bournemouth.

Met up with James, Kate, Beth, Catherine and Tory at the Lighthouse (or So Bar as it's now called...) Of course, I'm not able to drink through fear of spazzing my drugs and I have the urge to get TOTALLY lashed. James is an absolute monster when it comes to drinking and can drink so much that if I tried to keep up, I would be sleeping off a stomach pump right now. The man is a animal. Go onto Bar Med and meet up with Kate's bit of stuff called Kickable and his really weird and irritating mate. Why he's called Kickable I have NO idea and didn't think to ask.

Onto Walkabout and then Yates' and everyone else is getting wasted. I'm really jealous... Kate starts grinding me at regular intervals which is nice to start with but gets a bit much after a while. She is a lovely girl but I don't fancy her at all I'm afraid. But she knows this and we are just have a laugh. Catherine makes a plea for help to keep the mate of Kickable away from her because he is freaking her out. Mate of Kickable is a complete twunt and we start making plans to ditch him. James keeps buying these weird and wacky shorts and is handing them round to everyone. Blue ones, green ones, clear ones. All very interesting viewing. Beth is well on her way. She is definitely one of the coolest people on the planet. She like the same kind of music as me, her boyfriend owns a Carmen Ghia and is in a band and makes money off this, she has a calming influence on me at work when I get stressed out and she owns a restored black 1958 VW Beetle.

Onto Brazil's. A dodgy little club with very strange people in there. I am being sociable and get talking to Catherine for a while. She is into Sci-Fi like me and it turns out that her favourite film is Blade Runner. Same as me! We continue talking random stuff for a while. Beth seems to think that we should get it on. I was only being friendly! She doesn't know any of us apart from Tory so was probably felt a little awkward. Anyway, logged for future reference :) Everyone is steaming by now and we are busting some wicked moves and cutting some serious shapes on the dance floor. Kate grinds a bit more.

I get all emotional with Tory because we haven't seen each other since she quit the company I work at. We are really good mates and it hasn't been the same since she went. For those who don't know Tory, she is one of those stunningly beautiful people blessed with an awesome personality and gets on with everyone. Fan-TAS-tic boobies too! Also, she's married of course and her husband, Paul, is really cool and we get on great. I hadn't seen him for something like three years and I went round to their house and we picked up right where we left off when I used to work with him at the last company I was at.

We stagger on to Toko and James is getting a bit punchy now and we have to watch him. He stares out a minibus on the way over. Bless. Booze for everyone else (sob) and onto the dance floor. They play some really weird stuff in there as well as normal stuff. One combination is 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany into 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' by The Darkness into 'Club Tropicana' by Wham. No one in there gets The Darkness apart from us. The dance floor is static! Bunch of Philistines!

I take Beth home and she hasn't been in the MR2 before. It's nice and dry so I give it hoon around a roundabout. In at 30mph round to the last exit, out at 45mph, blast off, Niiiice. She is quite drunk so I don't do it again...

Go home. Blog.


Tomorrow, I'm going to be really lazy and watch copious amounts of sport. The Italian GP is on. Go Montoya! He SO has to win! Then I think I'll catch a bit of Football. Finally a six hour NFL marathon with Andy.

That is all.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

As seen on b3ta.

Friday, September 12, 2003

I'm toxic and I'm on so much anti-biotics and anti-inflammatories that I'll be pissing bleach tomorrow. Just thought I should share that with you.

Also, my friend Neil is getting married tomorrow to Karen. Which is nice. My mother always said if you've got nothing nice to say, say nothing. But it's a bit of a grey area for me. So all I will say is good luck, and don't say I didn't warn you cos I did... (I may delete this bit if I lose my bottle)

That is all

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

It's G33k Time!

Yeah, yeah... I know! I'm already way too geeky anyway but I'm speaking relatively. I've got a link here that will probably scare those who know me (and some who don't) for its sheer level of geek. All I have to say is


Go here to translate it. Man, it's really difficult being uncool.

Another one for you. This will make some people feel really old... Make sure you stop by Uncle Clive's place and have a look around. This flashy linky that I found there in particular got me all nostalgic. JUMP!

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

We Want Your Soul

So, you want to sell your soul to those modern day Lords of the Abyss, consumerism and capitalism? This new company, WWYS, wants to buy it! Soul extraction is painless and worry-free. You need never remember your previous soulful existence, and look forward to a "life" of money and security.

I haven't sold my soul yet but I got a quote. I could sell my soul for £16,940.00. I wonder how much is yours worth?

Monday, September 08, 2003

Maffy's In Depth Sports and Film Reviews

AFC Wimbledon stuffed Westfield 7-2 in the FA Vase.... WOO!
England stuffed the South Africans by 9 wickets.... YAY!
England done over Macedonia, just..... HOUPLA!
The Oakland Raiders lost to the Titans.... POO!

The Last Action Hero is on Sci-fi at the moment. Charles Dance's character, Benedict, has just shot someone and said "I have just shot someone, I did it on purpose!!!" ...pauses... "I SAID, I have just killed a man and I wish to confess!" For some reason, I find this highly amusing. Last Action Hero... one of the most underrated movies ever? In my humble opinion, yes it is. That is all.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Pirates, Pimps and Disney Triv

Don't look at me like that... I took part in Boozey Disney Trivial Pirsuit last night. I had to drive home so my shots were Coca-Cola but it was fun! Basically you play it like you normally would and if you get to a cheesey question and you get it wrong, you have to take a short. Amy, my ickle sis, got very drunk and I ended up asking her a question after she had got a few cheesey ones wrong. I was pretending to mouth the answer to her and she was making the weirdest noises. I figured that she would say anything and managed to get her to say her own name about nine times before she realised. I guess you had to have been there.... Deacon, Amy's hubby, was in charge of the drinks and the shots he was giving out got bigger and bigger. Everyone was going for the Vodka but when that ran out, Emma (interweb fame beckons... pokepokepoke) had to go for Tequila. I nearly ran as she swallowed it and this funny look came over her face as the Tequila came galloping back up to say hello. Close call... I found out that I know absolutely NOTHING about Disney so I'm going to put this link in for future reference :)

Played Boozey Pictionary next. Amy tried to draw 'Government' by drawing a picture of Tony Blair. Of course, it looked nothing like him. It also turns out that Emma (look, it's your name on the interweb again.... pokepokepoke) thinks that our great nation is run by Lionel Blair. There's a whole entire website of stuff just waiting to be said about that, but I won't go into it. It was all fair and good apart from after I corrected her, she STILL thought it was Lionel...

Well, much oddness occurred and this is pretty normal for us. That's right, oddness IS normal. Like the dream I had about a shop in a volcano last night... odd. I thought I would do a post about it but I think that I've freaked you out enough with Boozey Disney Triv and Lionel Blair. (Please come back.... plaeseplaeseplaeseplaese)

Couple of other things for you...

This post is bought to you by PimpJuice. Let it loose, baby!

The countdown is on. Only twelve days until International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Mark September 19th in your diaries, kids! Yaaarrrr, Matey!!!!

Friday, September 05, 2003

Top Fluffiness and That Music

Aaaaawwwwww Bless.........

And the music is just me playing with code. (Thanks Fnord.) Don't worry, I'll take it down in a couple of days because the novelty will wear off with me very quickly..... but not yet :)

EDIT: Novelty wore off. It's deleted. I've left it here if your interested.



(It'll be running around in your head for hours now.... mwahahaha!!!)

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Sticks and Spiders

I was sniffing around the interweb, like you do, and happened across this little gem. I'm sure we've all seen those funny little GIFs with stick men doing wonderous Kung-fu moves. Well, now's your chance to be one of those little judo chopping single dimensional beings. It's Stick-Man beat-em-up!!! Good for at least two and a half minutes entertainment.

Oh, and while I was surfing around oblivious to all things except my pooter, a spider dropped from the ceiling on it's little bit of silk, hovered in front of my face and landed on the very keyboard through which I am typing this message right now.... A spider.... ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHH!!! mummy

Poogey's Doobies

My other ickle sister is blogging now. Get that mouse clicking on Poogey's Doobies. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get a headache at the sheer pink and purpleness of it all. As I have said before, be nice and leave lots of comments... or I'll be forced to give you a jolly good thrashing you under Queensbury rules!

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Half Life 2 rumour control... or not.

Rumours, rumours, rumours... Pants, innit! If like me you have no idea who or what to believe on the up coming release of Half Life 2 from Valve, the most anticipated game of the year, here are a few links to confuse you further.

:: HL2 Not delayed according to Valve's Greg Coomber
:: Interview with the star of the game, Gordon Freeman
:: HL2 delayed according to Game
:: Delay conspiracy theories
:: HL2 out for holiday season says Vivendi

Does that make it any clearer? No? Thought so...

Bizarre Ickle Fetuses

Awwww. How cute(?). I saw this on the b3ta frontpage. Extra Primo Bizarro. I especially like the conjoined ones. How stuff like this gets made in the first place let alone sold is beyond me.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Permission to Land

YES! The Darkness are number one in the album chart!!! This is really excellent! They had been defeated by Queen Beyonce back in July and now they have finally made it!
I got Ping Pong on Wednesday, Needlework on Thursday, Dancing on a Friday Night!
Andy, Jay and myself are confirmed Darklings and now, I'm working on my family. I forced the album on Amy (ickle sister), Deacon (not-so-ickle brother-in-law) and Fi (ickle ickle sister) on the journey back from Thorpe Park on Sunday. I got a phone call from Amy earlier that went something like "You Bastard! I've been singing 'Get your hands off my wooo-man, mother fuc-keeeeer.' I'm even doing it at work! Me! Singing about women! And motherfuckers! And Deac's singing it too!" Needless to say, Permission to Land is on her shopping list...

If anyone is reading this and is not convinced by them, go to one of their gigs and allow them to Rock the Fuck out of you! Then you'll see what it is all about!

I'm seeing them on December 4th on their Christmas Tour. It's called the 'Elf Hazard' tour. Class... Pure Class :)

So... lets talk about horror films

This is about my current favourite horror films. (Please note that I am notoriously fickle when it comes to favourites so it's very open to change)

I watched 'The Ring' a few weeks ago and it's the best (only?) horror film to come out recently, genuine scares in it. 'The Shining' is cool as fuck and Jack Nicholson is cool as fuck. Those twins are creepy... 'American Werewolf In London' gave me nightmares for weeks when I was a nipper and the transformation was the best bit of special effects for years afterwards. 'Evil Dead 2' is funny as hell and excellently jumpy. I've seen it many times and I still jump. Bruce Campbell is a legend. I always wanted to be one of the vampires with mullets and poodle hair in 'Lost Boys' when I was a zitty teenager. The ultimate 80s film, top soundtrack and a decent horror to boot.

There has to be a John Carpenter film in here and it has to be 'The Thing'. 'They Live' is Carpenter's best movie but I think 'The Thing' is a better horror. Awesome gory effects and a brilliantly paranoid script. Who can you trust..? Next is 'Poltergeist'. Starts off quiet and ends up a little over the top but it scared the shit out of me so it gets included. The preacher dude in the sequels is scary but the actual films are a pile of shash.

No top horror list would be complete without Hitchcock. 'The Birds' is the one the does it for me. It was the first horror I saw and it has definitely left an impression on me. Some say that it's a nonsense film with no plot and dodgy acting but I watched it again recently and there is a lot going on, especially little hints at Hitchcock's humour and plenty of opportunity to 'read between the lines'.

I would have to put 'Alien' in here as well. I think I like 'Aliens' better but it is definitely an action flick and 'Alien' has genuine scares in it. Oh and you get to see Sigourney's undies in 'Alien' :)

Lastly, I think I'll put 'Sleepy Hollow' in there too. It's the perfect film for Tim Burton and it ends up being excellently bizarre. Johnny Depp is a top actor (go and see 'Pirates Of The Caribbean') and the story is a classic. Top goriness and top spookiness.

So, in alphabetical order, we have

An American Werewolf In London
The Birds
Evil Dead 2
Lost Boys
The Ring
The Shining
Sleepy Hollow
The Thing

Monday, September 01, 2003

New blog skin in a vain attempt to stay ahead of the blogs sprogged from this blog :) What do you think?

Scum 1-0 Rags!!!!

In the 88th minute Beattie headed the winner after Le Saux's corner from the right sailed over the stranded Howard and left the Southampton forward an open goal in the six-yard area. Southampton 1, Manchester United 0...

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Indy Andy's blogging now!

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