The life affirming quote and proverbial saying - Facebook is littered with them, Oprah built an empire on them, gift shop emporiums specialise in them........'emporiums?', let's be honest, I could just have typed gift shop here, but why use simple words when you can tag … Continue reading A Pessimist’s Guide to some Fairly Famous Sayings
It's been ten long, hard winters since our introduction to Caesar, the intelligent ape, in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Those ten years saw a genetically engineered Simian Flu decimate most of the human population and, as the electric lights slowly went out … Continue reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review
Richard Matheson died just over a year ago at the age of 87. I'm always playing catch-up when it comes to news worthy events - late to the party as it were. That's not a good analogy. Matheson's death was obviously not a cause … Continue reading Richard Matheson – February 20th 1926 – June 23rd 2013
(or Susan has a really bad day when the internet goes down) This is the story of a woman named Susan. Susan lives and works in flat number 427, in a big building in Stanley Road. Susan's job was simple. Every day at 9 0'clock … Continue reading The Susan Parable
Wallace: Hey up lad, she’s writing an article about us for that internet contraption thingy. Me: It’s for my blog - Charlie's Mum's Blog. I thought I'd do an article in an interview style, sort of makes you come 'alive' for the readers. I mean you … Continue reading Wallace and Gromit: Is This The End?
I’m stuck on quest level 102. I’ve been stuck on level 102 for seven days (yes, I’m counting.) Quests are for those of us who refuse to play via Facebook - Facebook and Me; now that’s a whole other story. No way am I going … Continue reading Candy Crush and Me
Question: - What would you get if you crossed the mythical Chinese dragon and lion? Answer: - A Dralion! (there are no trick questions here.) Question: - What do you get when you combine song, dance, mime, aerial acrobatics and an accompanying soundtrack that could blow … Continue reading Dralion, Cirque Du Soleil – A Review
Somewhere, in an alternate MARVEL universe, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of Patrick Stewart (the bald one from Star Trek) and Ian McKellan (the not so bald one from Lord of the Rings.) Unless they can prevent Jennifer Lawrence (here reprising her … Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past Review