Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Today Jamie was talking about creating a website to catalogue the various objects he finds on the floor. I suggested we try it on the blog first and see how it works.
Today Jamie found a small, grey circular object with the letters 'CC' on it. We think maybe it was some sort of tiny weight.
Hmmm I think we could be onto a winner here.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Pancake day is a big deal for Ramsey. This year we whacked up a big batch with lemon, sugar, polar bear ice cream and most importantly Barbie sprinkles. I didn't quite nail the flip first time but it was certainly a far superior job to last year. No one got scolded by burning hot oils this year so I think we can safely say it was an improvement. I have some videos and time permitting I might whack them together into some sort of narrative. That also requires me getting the hang of this I Movie thing.
Flour, Eggs, Water, Milk, Butter, Flip, Pancakes.
Monday, 23 February 2009
Donnie Darko is probably my favourite film of all time so you can imagine my surprise when I heard there was a sequel in the works. It's called S.Darko and it follows the story of Donnie's sister Samantha 7 years after the original as her and her best friend experience bizarre visions on a road trip. It's a straight to DVD sequel and I think Samantha is the only returning actor from the original. Richard Kelly has completely disowned it and the writer and director aren't exactly big names. You can watch the trailer here. It doesn't look like anything special but it doesn't look too awful. I'm probably going to end up watching it. Remember, Donnie Darko was originally going to go straight to DVD being marketed as a teen slasher flick only through word of mouth did it become an underground phenomenon. I'm clutching at straws here really. It's probably going to blow chunks.
In other movie news I was watching some of the Oscar coverage and I think the kids from Slumdog Millionaire actually spoke with geordie accents. I'm onto you Danny Boyle. Congrats anyway though.
Also, Fortress favourites The Lonely Island release their debut album in the UK today. With songs Jizz In My Pants, Dick In A Box and Lazy Sunday and featuring a diverse array of guest stars including Justin Timberlake, Jack Black and Nathalie Portman (It's called Nathalie's Rap) it's sure to be fun for all the family.
Tomorrow is Pancake day. Ramsay is ready to roll.
Sunday, 22 February 2009
The always incredible Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious was on E4 today. (For my feelings about Girlicious please check here) It made me think about starting my own girl band. There aren't that many around these days. Girls Aloud only have a couple of years left in them and I think people only pay attention to The Saturdays because they're trying to figure out if it's OK that Frankie formerly of paedo's dream S-Club Juniors gives them a T in their D (Tingle in their Dingle for those not up on slang). There's a gap in the market and where I see a gap I go and fill it.
So far all I have is a name... 'Morning Glory'.
They're going to be the sexiest, most in your face, girl power-tastic girl band ever. Basically, if you don't have a 'Morning Glory' poster in your room then basically you're gay. If there's any slutty girls who want to be in a girl band then hit me up. Although I hope to turn the audition process into a reality TV show a la Girlicious. (Note to Skins: You can't satirise PCD Presents: Girlicious because it is already SO ridiculous. Same goes for you Peter Kay. You're only drawing attention to things we can already see)
Friday, 20 February 2009
Has anyone else noticed a prevalence of adverts for Thrush cream lately? Is it just me? Am I noticing this sort of thing as I get older? Canesten Duo is the main one. It totally double teams the thrush. What is going on? Does everybody have thrush now and no one is talking about it? I think we need to have some sort of BBC variety night or week long Channel 4 crusade that totally blows the myths about thrush apart. Holly Willoughby could present or maybe that Dawn woman from that Channel 4 sex show who had sex with everyone. Maybe McFly could record a charity single. I'd like that.
Britain's Got Thrush.
What are you going to do about it?
Monday, 16 February 2009
How am I supposed to choose my own lobster when there are no lobsters to choose from? Nic and I spent Valentine's day scouting locations for horror films. The drive-in bbq has seen better days.
Note: I feel bad about my recent lack of blogging so I'm thinking of doing some photo blogging like this. More every day stuff to go in with the shameless self promotion and my upset over the new Skins.
Monday, 2 February 2009
Hey kids! There's a new issue of Gallery out in stores and available on the internet for the low, low price of completely free. This month I confront my issues with Brad Pitt, go on and on about how Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johannson make out in Woody Allen's new flick and make the stunning (yet entirely true) revelation that Jason Biggs invented the institution of marriage. Go! Go! Go!
In other news I went to see 'Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist' last night - awesome! A love story told across one New York night filled with music and magic and plenty of funny shit. Michael Cera again puts in a stand out performance matching his usual geeky charm with a bit of a rock star edge. The rest of the cast are great too, especially Norah (I dare you not to fall in love at the same time as Nick does) and Nick's ex Tris who whilst a complete bitch still manages to show why Nick would be so hopefully in love with her in the first place. There's also a great indie soundtrack filled to the brim with what the kids are dancing to. It made me want to spend a night wandering around New York. Check it out.
It may be sacrilege but I maybe enjoyed it more than Slumdog Millionaire. Don't get me wrong, I loved Slumdog and it is probably the greater cinematic achievement. It's just that N&N seems like a film that was made for me... not specifically... but it's a film that connected with me on a deeper level that normal. Where I am in my life right now this film meant more to me than Slumdog. That being said I won't begrudge Slumdog any of the Oscars that seem to be coming its way.