Tuesday, March 31, 2009

When i was but a child

I read a book, a book I loved so much at the time, around the same time as i read the book I was watching TV one Saturday morning and there was an animated version of this book and I was amazed, as it was like my imagination on the TV. but for what ever reason it was, I forgot the book an its name for 20plus years. Only every so often would something tweak at my memory but i could never put all the pieces together in my mind.

Till sometime around 2007 i managed to see an episode of The Simpsons called The Girl Who Slept Too Little, during this episode Lisa visits the The Land of Wild Beasts which stirs ALL the forgotten memories again, there is the art style i remember, even the Beasts look the same

A little investigation online informs me that it was based on the book by Maurice Sendak called Where The Wild Things Are.

I did actually go away and find a copy to read again. this time the story did seem smaller than i remembered, but i may have been 6 when i read the book, but it did leave warm memories. I even searched online and thanks to the glories that is youtube i found the animated version:

Again, nice warm childhood memories floating to the surface.

Move on to January 2009, i discover there is apparently a live action being made.
This kinda worries me, as well over the last decade movie makers have been slowly destroying all the warm fuzzy memories of my childhood by remaking an sequels (Indiana Jones 4 end of argument).

A production still gets leaked on line.. is it real is it fake

Hmmmmm looks like something Jim Henson would have made back in the day i think to myself, and well id be right as Jim Henson's Creature Shop is indeed providing the effects.

Last week we got a look at the "official" trailer:

Its....well its.... its....

Its shiney and its got Arcade Fire - Wake Up, which really seems to suit the trailer

But, I look at the trailer and i have a slight worry, is this all about Max dealing with his parents divorce and moms new boyfriend? As well lets be honest that would suck mega balls
That and well the Wild Things look rather cute an fluffy, which some how doesnt seem right.

I suppose i will have to wait till the Autum to see if its something to make me wish i was six again or something that wishes i could keep the memories of my childhood safe from nasty grown ups a bit longer.

ehhh the hell?


What the hell?

I mean lets not start on the fact on the historical inaccuracies of this film, but a "yak wank"?

Have i missed something? are we now mixing in left over jokes from American pie into kids films? has Tom Green started writing screenplays for kids movies?

Monday, March 30, 2009

You cant argue with the logic

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

B-U-L-L -S-H-I-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S -I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+ 9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there,

It's the Bullshit and Ass Kissing

That will put you over the top.

Friday, March 27, 2009

the gangs all here..

Ok, this is fucking fantastic, mainly because i get to hear Patrick Stewart say " ive got girl boobs"

Family guy has been on a serious downslide in my opinion over the last while, but i have high hopes for this episode, roll on monday morning (when i shall be downloading this bad boy)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rabbit VS Camel

Want to watch a CGI film roughly based on the Iran hostage crisis?
Want to see an American GI Rabbit shoot an Iranian militant Camel in the head?

Think such a thing would be to mental and bizarre to even comprehend?
You've never watched Anime have you?

Based on the manga of comics of the same name (released in America as Apocalypse Meow) Cat Shit One - the Animated Series is coming to your screens in 12 parts some time by the end of the year.

I've had a read some of the comic (one chapter)its kinda reminds me a bit of Maus by Art Spiegelman, but thats probably just the use of anthropomorphic animals to represent different cultures an nationalities.

Either way, looking forward to seeing some of this when it get released, even if I can't understand a word that's being said.

Twat... i mean Twit


Found via Panti's Blog

Just sums up my feelings on Twitter that I've already mentioned before.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The force is strong in this one

A while back I posted a video of The Imperial March being played through a Tesla coil, which, for me caused a slight nerdy geeky fanboy squeeee moment to occur.

Since then I've gone looking to see if there are more of these video online, and well, surprise surprise. yes there is.

Seems to be a few "groups" that perform music this way,the main ones I've found are ArcAttack (who use backing tracks) and Dr. Zeus (who seems to rely solely on the Tesla coil for the music).

General principle on creating the music is achieved by using two identical high power solid state Tesla coils. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fibre optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programmed into the computer software.

In non geek terms basically, its all coming from the sparks.
Still full of win however.


Its called ACTING Mr Gervais

I'm not really a fan of Ricky Gervais, but to me this 2 minute clip is funnier than the 2 seasons of The office.

I wonder if there is a whole collection of Sesame St out takes like this sat in a vault somewhere?
Think it would make the world a funnier and better place if there is.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pub evacuated after Monty Python prop mistaken for grenade

From: The Telegraph

Bomb disposal teams were called in and buildings evacuated after workmen mistook a Monty Python film prop for a hand grenade.

Water company engineers spotted the object when they lifted up a fire hydrant cover during work on a street in Shoreditch, east London.

The road was cordoned off and a nearby pub was evacuated amid fears that the "grenade" could explode.

But after nearly an hour of analysis bomb experts realised that the cause of the scare was in fact a copy of the "Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch" used by Eric Idle to slaughter a killer rabbit in the 1975 film Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

The fictional weapon looks more like a golden ornament than a hand grenade; it was based on the Sovereign's Orb used at royal coronations.

The prop has become a popular in-joke among Python fans and replicas can be bought on eBay for as little as £14.

An spokeswoman for Islington police confirmed that the device was a toy and that had been no danger to the public

Local businesses criticised the police for taking so long to realise there was no threat.

Alberto Romanelli, owner of the Windmill put that was evacuated, said: "I lost a good hour's worth of business."

Ahhhh..... Gotta admit thats as funny as hell, 34 years later and that "throw away" gag is still causing hilarity. Before 2001 would anyone have really thought it was a bomb or such? Its kinda a sad state of affairs that a "toy" can in still panic in the public.

Looks like a explosive device doesn't it. Im sure it was the words HOLY that scared the shit out of the workman

...And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats ...... And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." Amen

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Its half five in the morning an im still not asleep, probably explains why i found this

Seriously... how much ass does that kick?

Now can someone edit it so it looks like the Emperor was attacking with force lightning?

Thank you

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I kinda don't WANT to make an "I hate St. Patrick's day" post.

However, it almost a yearly tradition, anyone who has been reading my blogs on the many different sites I've used over the last 4 years (The 1st ever blog post i made was this day 4yrs ago :D)

That said i saw my 1st St Patrick's Day parade today in over 12yrs, nice to know that thrash and kitch doesn't ONLY apply to small town Ireland parades.

All watched from the safety of my sitting room window, at last a pay off to living on the main streets of limerick.

I did notice that while many floats were "sponsored" a vast majority were infact just giant adverts for the company involved. An American friend of my flatemate said that it was so weird, as you would never see something like that in New York... fair enough I thought, they don't have Mr Binman in NYC.

Maybe im just not getting it.

That has to be it, maybe if i was in Italy this Thursday I'd see tons of pissed up Italians running round dressed up as Mario an Luigi celebrating THEIR national saint.... Nah wouldn't happen, yet that what we do.. well done Ireland, well done.

Still for those of you who DIDN'T over feed your kids with sugar and letting them run round like fucking tweaking speed monkeys while spraying green and gold hair spray all over the city and those without kids who decided it WASN'T gonna be a good idea to hit the pubs as soon as they opened dressed like a leprechaun and shouting at random strangers with the greeting of WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYY!!! then to ye all i say congratulations and Happy St Patrick's day, and here is MY way of feeling patriotic today:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Lets be honest, the cool kids among us know that those are not JUST some lyrics from a Kanye West song, but also the title of a song from the brilliant Daft punk, in fact a song from Daft Punk that's been around since 2001 (yet won a Grammy only a month ago for a live recording in the Award for Best Dance Recording category )

There have been a few viral videos of this, most brilliant of all being DAFT HANDS

Which lets been honest much have been a BITCH to get right.

But now after 8 years since it 1st appeared on the airwaves the internet has finally gave us the option to create our own version of this song at http://www.najle.com/idaft its not perfect as it doesn't come with a backing track, but fuck it, find one and have 10 minutes of daft fun.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sabretooth the bastard stole my line...

I am a comic book movie fan, well that's a lie actually, as that would mean i waited in anticipation for the Dennis The Menace movies to be released.

More so I am a fan of the most recent and current adaptations of certain "graphic novels".
even some of the bad ones Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. being a guilty pleasure.

With all of these movies we get a big flashy trailer and we all go "fuuuuuuuuuuuck... did you see that?" and we will get excited that this truly will be the greatest comic book movie ever and our fanboy brains well melt at the sight of such wondrous delights on a big screen.

Now its not possible for every movie to be a Dark Knight a 300 an X-Men 2 or even a Watchmen (oh yeah im throwing it out there, that movie fuckin ruled)

Usually we walk out of the cinema afterwards, slightly confused and wondering how did film makers manage to screw the film up so badly? Asking questions like "How the hell did they fuck up the phoniex saga" (X-Men Last Stand) or "WTF???? Glactus was a giant fucking cloud?" (Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer) and "Who can I see about getting a refund" (Elektra and Catwoman)

This year seems to be awash with Comic adaptations, we have already had The Spirit and Watchmen with Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and Wolverine Origins coming later this year.

It is Wolverine I am most looking forward to, as it does have the "ZOMFG DID YOU SEE THAT!!!!" trailer

With one of Marvels biggest characters finally getting his own film, this is kinda "the big one".

The trailer does seem to have a lot going on, with one person commenting "Wolverine fights in every war, meets half the mutants in the Marvel universe, jumps onto a moving helicopter,he's basically a feral Forrest Gump. Either this movie is going to be four hours long or half the story will be told in a montage set to CCR's "Fortunate Son"."

Does seem like a lot to fit in, but if this movie brings to the table everything the trailer promises, i will have have a fanboy overload and shall have brain matter leaking from my ears

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Its part of an invasion i tell you...

A Dalek from Dr Who was found submerged in a pond by volunteers enlisted to clear it of rubbish.

The group had already fished out an old table football game and a skateboard when they bumped into the Dalek head, which was covered in weeds.

Sales executive Marc Oakland was pushing a rake around the bed of the shallow pool when he found the object with its distinctive eye stalk.

The 42-year-old said: "I'd just shifted a tree branch with my foot when I noticed something dark and round slowly coming up to the surface.

"I got the shock of my life when a Dalek head bobbed up right in front of me.

"It must have been down there for some time because it was covered in mould and water weed, and had quite a bit of damage.

"One of the dome lights was smashed, but the eye-stalk was intact and the head and neck stayed in one piece as I carefully lifted it out."

Pond warden Tony Brown, 70, was leading the volunteer squad clearing dumped rubbish from the pond, near Beaulieu, Hants.

He said: "We made a very thorough search of the rest of the bottom of the pond and there were definitely no alien remnants lurking.

"We've all agreed it best to keep the pond's exact location under wraps.

"The last thing we want are sci-fi fans descending on the pond frantically seraching for other Dalek parts."

Mr Brown, who trained as a pond warden with Southern Water, has been helping clear out the area for the past eight years.

He said: "We've dredged up everything from shopping trolleys, toys, and bicycles.

"But this is the first time a Dalek's appeared. We have no idea how it ended up in there, or how long ago.

"We discovered the BBC often took the Daleks out on location for filming, and they travelled to Hampshire on at least one occasion in the 1980s, when Colin Baker played the Timelord.

"Who knows, this might be the remains of one of the originals from the old TV series. I'm told they they were built to last."


That would have scared the living shit out of me if I found it.
If i was Marc i would also be claiming dibs on it, dont even know if id clean it up, but it would be an my mantle piece.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ghey dolphin??

I always said dolphins were just gay sharks... but this takes the biscuit:

apparently The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes indicating its albinism. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws.

The worlds getting gayer by the fucking day

will someone please think of the children

via walyou:

Whats really worrying for me is the look on logans face.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Like i said earlier...

kinda a follow on from this blog entry

I found this today, no idea who created it, but yeah, sums up things pretty well.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Im sorry, but when Sgt Slaughter did it in the 80s, no one gave a fuck

Apparently Iran is angered because of the film "The Wrestler" an adviser to the president of Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is demanding an apology from Hollywood officials. The adviser said that in the film "The Wrestler Mickey" Rourke "AKA" The Ram is in a rematch with his old nemesis "The Ayatollah." "The Ayatollah" chokes Ram with the Iranian flag & then Ram takes the flag from "Ayatollah" breaks it and throws it in the cheering crowd. It should be noted that "The Wrestler" was not shown in Iran. You Guys check out the full report here.

What total caca

Stargazers peer into the 'Eye of God'

Swiped from http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/26/helix_nebula/

The European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, aka (mercifully) ESO, has released an impressive image of the Helix Nebula captured by La Silla Observatory in Chile.

The nebula, lying at around 700 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius, has quickly been dubbed the "Eye of God", for obvious reasons:

The Helix Nebula. Photo: ESO

ESO explains that the Helix (NGC 7293) is the result of the "final blooming" of a Sun-like star before its "retirement" as a white dwarf.

Gas blown from the star's surface radiates outwards and "shines" under ultraviolet light from its hot progenitor. The photograph, taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the 2.2-metre Max-Planck Society/ESO telescope, shows a central blue-green glow caused by "oxygen atoms shining under effects of the intense ultraviolet radiation of the 120,000°C central star and the hot gas".

ESO elaborates: "Further out from the star... the red colour from hydrogen and nitrogen is more prominent."

A notable feature of the Helix Nebula are the "small blobs, known as 'cometary knots'" boasting "faint tails extending away from the central star" which can be seen around the nebula's blue "iris" (easier to spot in the bigger image here).

ESO explains: "Although they look tiny, each knot is about as large as our Solar System. These knots have been extensively studied, both with the ESO Very Large Telescope and with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, but remain only partially understood."

The Helix Nebula first popped up in "a list of new objects compiled by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding in 1824". Its name derives from "the rough corkscrew shape seen in the earlier photographs".

And now for something completly different

You really can't beat a bit of Monty Python, lets be honest, its genius and without it Irish and British comedy for the last 30 years would be beyond shit.

I wasn't sure what Python clip i was gonna show, and then i found this and like a loud screaming queen, it caught my attention.

Love to see this done on stage as part of a drag act

She Farted And Created The World


She Farted And Created The World by Scott Coello

Dont know why, but i fucking love this video

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ehhh NO


Found on random entertainment site

"Total Recall" is totally coming back.

Neal H. Moritz and his Original Films banner are in final negotiations to develop and produce for Columbia a contemporary version of "Total Recall," the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven.

The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.

The movie explores one of Dick's favorite topics, reality vs. delusion, as audiences never knew whether or not the story was a dream. Either way, the movie grossed a very real $261 million worldwide.

Carolco was behind the original movie, which was distributed by TriStar. Dimension picked up the rights for a reported $3.15 million with the aim of developing a sequel. Columbia secured the rights from Miramax, which retained them when Harvey and Bob Weinstein left to start their own company.

Calling Dick's story "prescient," Moritz said he hoped the advancements in technology and state-of-the-art visual effects can help tell the "Recall" story in a fresh way.

Toby Jaffe is overseeing on behalf of Original Film. Matt Tolmach and Sam Dickerman oversee for Columbia.


I cant believe they are REMAKING this movie, im sorry but i really do rate Total Recall as a film, I have said in previous conversations about this film, that it was the last of the big 80s action movies... which is half a truth, it was made in the 80s but shown in 1990.

This movie was big, dumb and violent, it was a perfect Schwarzenegger film. Throw in Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside and its complete
Yes, it was cheesey, kitch and over the top.... so what the hell is their not to love.

Its possibly a reflection on me, but i miss the action movie of the 80's and early 90's, everything is flashy now with no substance.
There arent even action movie stars now... Jason Statham?? eh lets leave the absurdity of Transporter and Crank out of this.

One of the last action movies brought into this millenium was Die Hard 4, which was a completly sanitized version of the previous films, it was a PG13 version, one of the greatest action movie catchphrases was neutered just to achieve this. Yippee Kayay Motherfucker

So what do i expect from this remake?
I would expect complete shit to be honest, a piss poor remake of an action movie classic, sanitized to death for a pg13 rating, where "intensity" replaces action, oh and plenty of camera shaking, god nothing says action these days like camera shaking, it must be intense, look at how great this action is, i mean the camera its shaking as if this is really happening ... fuck you Michael Bay

See You At The Party, Richter ??? no ya wont... that party will have balloons, clowns an party favours (no Jon, not the good kinda)