In Time

December 31, 2011

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.

This film guys. Now, I’m not Justin Timberlakes biggest fan, but in his most recent films I’ve began to feel like singing wasnt his calling, its by far acting. I wasnt expecting much from this film but it blew me away. It’s quite a dark storyline for the human race anyway. Still running along the lines of people always trying to get more of a currency, in this films case it’s time.

Also, Cillian Murphy is in it, why wouldn’t you want to give this film a watch?

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2011: What To Remember

December 31, 2011

I have a strong feeling this is going to be a pretty damn long post, so I’ll keep the talking to a minimum and get straight to everything that was good/bad throughout 2011.

I’m sure you all know this little sweet. Osama bin Laden, the man who has been on many peoples hit list and been searched for for near enough a decade was found and killed. One of the crown pieces to 2011.

Protests and riots were something that have have stuck out a lot over the past year. I live in Manchester in the United Kingdom so the ones in the UK were visible from outside my window… actually I don’t mean literally out my window but I was out in the city centre  when it all kicked off. I think the scariest thing I saw/heard while in the riots was a guy on the top of a car wearing a hoodie shouting “lets take back the city!”. Of course this wasn’t going to happen but still, that’s not something I want to experience again.

Earthquake/Tsunami in Tokyo on the 11th of March. Ahh yes, another step closer to 2012, but that’s a different post. There have been a lot of disasters like this. If you would like to read more on this event I found a decent article here

Obama releases his birth certificate on the 27th of April. Look, I dont follow politics and I know I’m not one to question the way a country runs and its rules, but why do you need proof that someone was born in the country to run the country? Surely you want the country to run smoothly and for it to be a good place for everyone? Someone from another country can do this you know? They dont need to have an American flag behind them waving patriotically.

 

The Royal Wedding on the 29th of April. I remember before this happening I wasn’t really interested in it, nor was I interested in weddings, but then I woke up earlier for some reason that morning and my room mate was watching it with this emotional look on his face (this is a action gamer for xbox) so I sat and watched it with him and I honestly thought it was the cutest wedding ever. By ever I mean its the only one I have seen haha other than a generic film one.

Pokemon: Try & Fill Your Pokedex Now.

December 30, 2011

Believe it or not, the image above is all the Pokemon from the first games (Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow). I saw this and thought “That cannot be right” and actually counted them as I remember there being 150/151 including Mew and MewTwo. I remember with the card game I knew all the Pokemon. All being 150 of them. For my 21st birthday my mother’s side of the family got my a Nintendo 3DS so I thought I would go and get myself Pokemon. Before getting the game I thought I’d have a look at how Pokemon has been doing because a lot of games have been out since I last played (Pokemon Crystal). There are now 646 and they are releasing a further 200 next year for a new game they’re releasing for the 3DS.

I thought trying to catch 150 was hard!

Meme: Y U NO

December 30, 2011

Found these and thought they were pretty good and so so true. I’m pretty sure you will agree with me on most of them. Let me know what your favourite is. Oh me, trying to be social with my followers…

The Simpsons Through Time

December 30, 2011

Was stumbling and I came across these. The first few were alright but then as I got further down I gradually found them to be more and more awesome haha. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did

Internet Adventure Find (29/12/2011)

December 29, 2011

The post you’ve all been looking forward to, its the thing when I post the images I find funny on the internet and share it with you all in a un-organized fashion. The internet seems to be drying up with funny at the moment. Either that or its a drought. Hoping it picks up soon because I found the best ones in the summer and always crappy ones during the winter. Anyway, here is what I found



The last one is there because she is bloody hot. Now that I have made myself to look like a shallow guy, I will continue to eat Twiglets and play Playstation 3. Good day to you all.

 

Apollo 18: Just No

December 29, 2011

Space films are my favourite kind of film. I can’t really explain why, but when they are done right (and right being that showing on screen how empty space is as well as how it would make you feel if you were in a dire situation millions of miles from Earth) they are flawless. Now, let me talk to you about Apollo 18. I didn’t go to see this in the cinema because I wasnt a fan of Cloverfield. The whole recording first person kinda film doesn’t do it for me, so I waited for it to come out on DVD and for someone other than me to buy it so I can ask them if I could borrow it.

Did anyone else switch on the movie and within 30 minutes of watching just about work out that it was going to be aliens? I mean, c’mon it was just silly. It was good in the sense of EVERYTHING but the storyline. The effects, camera work and editing I loved and would like to adapt some of those styles into my own work, but the storyline was diabolical.

I still think that the best space movie out there at the moment is Sunshine. Of course, this is just my personal opinion, but still, it’s a damn good film. It’s a shame that the director of Sunshine let himself down when he made 127 Hours a.k.a “Watch This Dude For 2 Hours”

Cannibal Stunt

December 29, 2011

This has got to be by far the sickest thing I have seen on television. By seen, I dont mean I have watched it, but fact that it was recorded and meant for television is sickly. Instead of re-writing what is already on the Sky News website, I’ll just quote what they said and add my part on the end.

Two Dutch presenters are expected to provoke outrage with a macabre television stunt in which they eat each other’s flesh in front of a studio audience.

Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno both underwent surgery to have a small piece of muscle tissue removed for the grim stunt.
Mr Zeno had flesh taken from his abdomen, while Mr Storm is understood to have had buttock muscle tissue cut out.
A chef then fried the flesh and the pair ate it in front of the audience.
The stunt features on the BNN television show Proefkonijnen – which means Guinea Pigs.
The pair try to answer “stupid questions” by taking on unusual challenges.
The footage does not actually show the moment they eat the flesh but it does show it being cooked.
They have so far refused to say how the snack, which they ate without any salt or pepper, actually tasted but admitted there was “nothing really that special” about it.
Mr Storm said he did not regret his decision but added: “It is weird to look into the eyes of a friend when you are chewing on his belly.”
They insisted their stunt was entirely legal in The Netherlands as both had entered into the pact voluntarily.
A lawyer advised the show’s producers that while cannibalism is not itself against the law, the presenters or the surgeon who operated on them could face legal difficulties.
Mr Storm and Mr Zeno said there was no health risk involved as long as their flesh was properly cooked.

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I think that’s very wrong. Yes I know its just meat. We are just flesh and bone like the cows, pigs, chicken etc but isn’t this taking it a bit too far? I think its a bit of a stunt just to get their names into the papers. It may be the wrong way about it, but still… it worked.

The “F” Word

December 28, 2011

You’ll have to excuse the terrible illustration I’ve chosen to use for this post. I literally just put “swearing” into Google and the result was this.

Swearing. We’ve all done it, and we still do it. I remember when I was in primary school (5-10 years old) when someone swore we would do the whole bite the lower lip thing and say “Ohh you swore, that’s bad”. Now look us all. Most of us swear on a daily basis and to be fair I think its become a part of our language. Yes there are some words that are REALLY bad to use, but the normal ones like “fuck”… it can mean a lot of things.

The main reason I wanted to make a post about this was something that happened to me and a friend today. I went into town to pick up a HDMI cable for my mother. While in town I went into one of the shops I thought would sell one and while looking at the various cables with my friend we said in conversation “fuck sake” (I know when written it doesn’t really make sense but we normally say it when we realise something stupid has happened). Anyway, after saying this there was a man (obviously a father) who was with his daughter (which looked about 15-16 years old). He looked at me and my friend, looked at his daughter and said to us “Oi, watch your language”. Now, I can understand if this was a toddler because them buggers repeat everything they hear, but here in Manchester and many other cities in the UK there are bigger problems to worry about with the youths than swearing. Does he think his daughter is a little princess? I don’t want to sound like a prat, but if I was the father, I’d be more concerned about how many people she’s sleeping with at the same time than the words she’s hearing from two guys looking at cables.

I don’t swear when there are little kids around. If on the off-chance I slip up, I’d like to think I’m pretty damn good at covering it up, but if there is someone who is of age to understand right and wrong, then I will use what words I think fit best. I know that some people will disagree but c’mon, in this day and age, kids are doing drugs, having sex with a lot of people, and drinking until they pass out.

Douchebag: For Girls

December 28, 2011

Whatup,

I’ve been talking to a few of my friends recently (these few being female) and they have over the past 6 months been telling me about how terrible some of their dates have gone and told me why they were bad. I was thinking of a generic way that people could put someone into a category when meeting new people so that it easier to tell someone what they’re like if they are a “douchebag”

Douchebag A

The first of the 2 douchebags is high on pride. If they hit 3 or more of these points then they fall into this category.

  • Talking about their own work
  • When you talk, the conversation lasts less than 20% the time their chosen subject would last
  • Obsessive checking of their own looks
  • Not complimenting you on how you look, or even noticing how you look
  • (If you had access to their online profile) More than 90% of their pictures are taken by themselves for themselves and not “on location” (parties, events, outings) shots

What’s that? You think you have met him before? Well its a fact that the class A douche bag is actually known to show at less than 30% of dates, so you don’t have to worry and if you have passed him before, you know how to look out for them in the future.

Douchebag B

Ahh douchebag B. This is one of the ones I tend to hate hearing about. They are depressed/negative about a lot of stuff and tend to have a bad baggage. This one is the swing opposite of A. If you went on a terrible date and they struck out on 3 of these, then they fall into this category.

  • Any subject you talk about is followed by a negative outcome.
  • Always looking at a downward angle avoiding eye contact or not making an attempt for it.
  • Generally boring (to the point where when they say something you do the forced laugh you’ve been practising).
  • Not expanding on conversations when needed as it’s a “hint” to dig deeper and get to know them more I.E. Person 1: “I’m in a band” Person 2: Ohh really? What kind of band?”
  • Generally irritating tone of voice.

Unfortunately everyone ends up coming across the 2 douchebags but once you have bumped into them both you know how to avoid meeting the categories again.

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