Tuesday, 11 May 2010

All Change

Now I know I've said it before but this time I mean it.

This blog is moving.

Please if you'd like to make your way across the platform and board the next available train you will then find yourself at:

www.deviousdictum.co.uk

I've even moved over all the posts from here and all your comments even though most of them were rabid ramblings devoid of logic, reason or spelling. (My posts, not your comments)

See you over there. Oh, and I've cut the grass and had a hover up as well. It looks nice.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Dictatorship

On the 27th June 2007 Gordon Brown got into Number 10 Downing Street and became the British Prime Minister. He did this not through an election but by taking over the Labour Party. Essentially, we didn't vote for him.

Now we have had an election which, when you strip away the fat, ended up with the British people saying, "None of the Above". Yet Gordon Brown is still in Downing Street... Gordon Brown is still our Prime Minister.

We're living in a dictatorship and no one has realised.



Personally, I don't mind living in a dictatorship so long as I'm the dictator and I'm not so I mind.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Homework


Every fortnight Simon Munn (a Techno Genius) and Alan Preece (a movie genius) get together with me (a fool) and record The Dead Movie Podcast. If you know nothing about The Dead End Movie Podcast then that just shows how badly I promote what I do on this blog and demonstrates why I have to try harder.

Basically, if you are a film geek then The Dead End Movie Podcast is for you. It’s as simple as that.

Anyway, I was just settling down and thinking of turning on the PS3 for some much needed abuse when I remembered that next Monday we are recording a new Dead End Movie Podcast and because someone famous has a birthday on May 14th and the show will be released on the 17th then we are spending the show discussing that person’s work.

That person is George Lucas.

Now George Lucas creates lots of mixed emotions in me. He created Star Wars which fills me with love, he created American Graffiti which made me want to be born an American and he created Jar Jar Binks which makes me want to kill him, his family, everyone he ever met and even people he didn’t meet. He created THX (good), but also movie merchandise (bad), pushed CGI (good) then abused CGI (bad). He is a man I want to cuddle but also punch.

However, I realised that some of this show will obviously be mentioning the “trilogy”. Not Star Wars, Empire and Return but Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the other one. Trouble is, while I’ve watched Phantom Menace I’ve never been able to get through Attack of the Clones without falling asleep. Therefore, I’ve never seen the other one. I think this is to do with Hayden Christensen who I consider to be a black hole of talent. An actor so bad that he actually sucks out the talent of better actors around him. So, here I am, writing this post so it puts off the inevitable. I have to watch Attack of the Clones. I have to watch Hayden “Oak Tree” Christensen.

This is a homework assignment and I’m not happy about it.

Here goes.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Dudley Zoo Trip

I went to Dudley Zoo today with my wife and the second born. Had a lovely day and took some lovely photos including the one you see here. I actually took some of the best photos I've ever taken today so I'm urging you all to shoot over my Flickr page and check them out.

Consider that my trumpet truly self blown.

Poodle Flip

Saturday, 1 May 2010

My 20 Song Mix Tape for May 2010

Well it's that time of the month. It's another Spotify mix tape.

Matt, decided that this month should also be a challenge similar to last month's "Covers Only" challenge. Matt decided that the playlist needed a theme and that's what it has. A theme. Can you guess what it is?

Here's a clue... it's obvious... if you can't guess it you're an idiot.

Anyway, here's the link:

Dave's 20 Song Mix Tape #12 - May 2010

And here's the goodbye....

Foodle Sip.