Archive for November, 2003

2 minute photoshop…

Friday, November 21st, 2003

I can’t be the only one that finds the growing similarity unnerving, surely? I mean, Skeletor never had a glittering pop career or anything, but you can’t help wondering what a /young/ Skeletor looked like. Maybe he too enjoyed fame with a troupe of sibling Skeletettes, later changing his boyish features to escape from the image of his abusive manager-slash-father before the backlash begins regarding his questionable activities in Snake Mountain.

Heh, just seen these two on the b3ta board.

Yay!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2003

By chance I happened to search for Sugar Free Chupa Chups again (an attempt to restore my search for them a few months back) and found this little treat on Chemist Brokers.co.uk:

October 2003

Chemist Brokers have introduced new sugar-free Chupa Chups Cremosa to the chemist sector. From the world’s number one lollipop manufacturer Chupa Chups Cremosa is a delicious strawberry and cream flavoured product. It’s “tooth friendly”, is low in calories and will be supported by TV
advertising.

So, according to their outlets page, I should see Sugar Free Chupa Chups in my local Boots.

Friday, November 7th, 2003

Everyone and their dog, and their mum’s dog’s tennis partner are blogging what they think of /Matrix Revolutions/ right now. Everyone who came up with cool and imaginative theories about how the second film was going to be explained in /Revolutions/ is feeling rather put out. Neo doesn’t run on WiFi, we don’t have a recursive “Matrix inside a matrix” situation and most importantly of all, there was next to no decent Kung Fu.

What we get from the Wachowskis is ” *Neo is Jesus* “.
“Yes, but what about the-”
He’s just Jesus, OK?

For a couple of years there I was actually in danger of being a fanboy to a particular franchise. I’ve worshipped the first one since I first saw it, and I came out of #2 giggling like a schoolgirl. Well now I’m cured.

Yay for closure!

Whizzzzzzzzzzzz… *bang*

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003

Happy setting fire to stuff night.

I wonder how many firework displays over the country – and indeed /the commonweath/ decided it would be a good idea to have the event covered by their local radio station. I’m not sure what 45 minutes of whizzes and bangs did to /Kixx 96 FM/ ‘s ratings, but the countdown to start it off was comedy gold…

*Presenter:* OK, here we have 6 year old Oliver from Coundon to press the button and start the fireworks. OK Oliver, do you want to press the button?
*Oliver:* No.
*P:* You don’t?
*O:* …
*P:* OK, quick someone else! We’re on /live radio/ here!
Alright, can we have a countdown everyone?
*10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…*


Is this some kind of a joke?
/*fsssst* *pop*/

OK, can we have another countdown please?
*10…*
/*BANG!*/

I particularly liked the part where, during the stadium tannoy rendition of /Jerusalem/ the union flag in the centre of the field caught a few unfortunately angled rockets and looked like it was going to go up with the display. I felt like standing up and saluting.