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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I feel valued.

Its nice to know that someone does read my sight other than my well meaning buddies who say that they do.

Imagine my pleasure when I stumbled across a mail in my inbox stating:

Dear blog author:
We recently came across your site,, while searching for bloggers who blog about Movie issues.
A small group of us have started a new site called
Movie Bloggers. Our intent is to bring Movie bloggers closer together, and make a positive contribution to the Internet community.
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'Mmm', I thought, 'well if they're gonna spam me at least they made the effort to find out the name of my blog.' So I signed up - now the wider world will have a greater benefit of my movie musings.

Plus, their techie geeks sent me this little bit of code with which to dazzle and impress you all

Neat, huh?

I guess Id better get writing then..

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A taster of my birthday pics from a night out at Kingston, Bar Ha Ha on 13/1/07

Apologies to my massive, slavering, blogging readership.. Here is a pic of me after the sixth vodka and red bull of the evening...

More to come very soon...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Something I read


There are photos to come, of both NYE and my Birthday, I promise. In the meantime heres just a minor one for you. Never been a big fan of poetry myself, but I came across something by Roald Dahl the other day - am sure you've heard it..

Its called 'If' and I like it.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,

And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy birthday, Ricky!

After consulting my trusty IMDB, I discovered the 'famous people' who shared a 12th Jan birthday with me.

Frankly,, I'd heard of F.A of them bar Sid Owen, 34 (Riiiicky!) and Micheal Aspel, 74 (I kid you not).

Judging by the number of people with just one name on the list, it seems today is a good day to bring a porn star into this world.

Cherokee? Delphynn? Trinity? Marianne? Timber?

I mean, what else could they possibly be?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Paddy cokeheads..

They love their chop.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Eyes are everywhere

Big Brother really is watching.

And you thought the likes of 1984 and V for Vendetta were just artistic licence?


Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy Birthday Tom

Pics to come..

Tom's birthday falls on the last day of the year, this is also New Years Eve.. funny that. About three weeks ago Tom sent an email to us in his own inimitable style stating:

I will be 30 on the 31st of December new year. I did a survey on dressing up
and wish i had not asked there were some funny ideas. So i came up with it
"who is your biggest hero" ? I know who mine is and i fancy dressing up so
im alright. In the end im sure this could be interesting we could find out
So please be my guests at my place it will be amazing too see you for
some fun fun fun.
Lots of love Tom Packer. xxx.

I have never really had a 'hero' myself. As a kid I was a big fan of Arnie movies so thought 'Why not go as The Big Man himself'. Granted, when you've got a physique like mine that might be a stretch but how about Doug Quaid in Total Recall???


See? Plaid top? White shirt? Khaki trousers? A liberal use of body padding and i'd be fine..easy!

Bit of a cop-out though, so I thought Id opt for something a little more...adventurous. After some thought I opted for one of the greatest ever Englishmen: Lord Horatio Nelson. There was to be none of the 'Im gonna wear a tux and be Bond' sh*t, I just wanted to wear something different. So, with much trepidation I ventured into a fancy dress shop in Wimbledon (the place with the chicken costume in the window- y'can't miss it!) to get my gear.

Random conversational anecdote: a short, bald Northern bloke came in who looked just Brian Moore. Imagine my suprise when he tried on a Scoobie Doo outfit, I mean, where's your camera phone when you need it...

Now I tried the gear on, to be quite honest I looked pretty sharp. One major downside though: do you know how short they used to wear their trousers back in them days? Plus, the hat looked a bit gay.. so I ditched it..

Kudos to Tom - him and his sisters put on a fine spread. Two large tabled bedecked in streamers, quality munchies and tea burner candles in the shape of the number '30' (of course for my own amusement I changed this to a '50' instead). Heres a breakdown of some of the costumes and how I rated them:

Phil B: Bond - wore a tux. Bit lazy that but looked smart. 6/10

Mandy: Bond Girl. Really? Looked like Shirley Bassey 5/10

Mark: Alex de Large out of 'A Clockwork Orange': Even went for the eye makeup and the bowler hat. I was seriously impressed 9/10

Dan: A very fetching clown: complete with very good face paint too. A career in children's entertainment awaits. 8/10

Holly: Mrs Clown: Wearing a Leo Sayer wig and single tear tumbling down a cheek. 8/10

Belinda: Tequila Girl: Mmm, Tequila. 7/10

Tom: Del Boy: Got a latex mask of the great man from somewhere, cracking bling on the fingers and a big fat cigar too. Loved it 9/10

Nic C: Indiana Jones: More like Steve Irwin... 7/10

I'm happy to say that midnight passed by with little incident. No tonsil hockey, just a few pecks on girlie cheeks and a few handshakes for the men. It was more like a break in the karaoke session to be honest. As always Tom was coaxed to his bed by a lovely lady, with a little less resistance than usual whilst I took my customary place on the couch come 5ish.

The long and the short of it is I drank a whole load of whisky and lived to see another day. And crawled off home to bed to sleep some more. Raises a question that, when was the last time you've done anything productive on January 1st?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A quick one for you...

A nice random link from my favourite blogger. Retired men and their pimped up wheels eh?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Before we get onto the New Years stuff..

'Ave it!!! Where's the bucket??

Happy New Year to anyone who is reading this.

I hope 2007 is a fine, spirit raising 12 months for you. And that you get everything you want.

Anyway. Time to go back in time a little now: here are some pics from an old chum of mine called Nic. He has found himself a wonderful American girl and has settled Stateside, but paid us a visit for the wedding and the Stag do.

Here is a delightful little montage of images from the evening, but mostly of Nic getting well and truly rat-arsed, enjoy!

Its all too easy for Nic.. Gaz cackles malevolently in the background

Ea-sy! Ea-sy!... or maybe not..