Thursday, March 29, 2007

The 20 Worst Lyrics In History

Here's a link to someone's take on the 20 worst lyrics of all time. Now I must admit there are some pretty bad ones in there but i'm pretty sure there are some significantly worse ones hanging around. I'll be putting my mind to this over the next few days and you'll be the first to know as soon as I think of anything. In the meantime, here's a starter for 10...

Yes, it's good old Cat Stevens (er, sorry I meant Yusuf Islam...)

" I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through"

I think that's pretty poor as far as lyrics go. I can just see him running this one past his wife. It's also like he left something off the second line. What is this dog coming through with? Slippers, the paper? Or maybe just with a hug because his poor wife has faded...?

Anyway, if you can think of some piss poor lyrics just let me know your thoughts!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Celery and Football don't mix!

Apparently Chelsea have banned three fans after they were caught throwing celery at the recent FA cup game against Spurs...

Two were caught on the day of the match and another was identified to the club.

I believe there's some Chelsea song about celery and women's bottoms but i'm still a bit in the dark about this. All I know is that you'd have to be pretty unlucky to get grassed up for being a celery chucker!

Oh yeh, as an extra fact of the day...

Did you know that liquefied, celery juice can be taken for joint and urinary tract inflammations, such as rheumatoid arthritis, cystitis, or urethritis, for weak conditions, and for nervous exhaustion.

Celery leaves were also found in Tutankhamun's tomb but as yet no charges have been brought against the boy king...

CIA's Farewell disinformation campaign - Cold War, Espionage, KGB Spies and Other Interesting Things!

I've been reading quite a lot about spies at the moment. In particular the Cambridge spy ring which reads as good as any fictional spy novel ever could.

Maybe it's just because the political climate has changed so much in recent years but I'm starting to look back at the Cold War with considerable nostalgia? Although it can be viewed as a giant stalemate that in fact actually created stability throughout the world (quite interesting to look at game theory if you get the chance), there were still a wide range of indirect conflicts such as Vietnam and Korea that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Cold War pawns.

Anyway, I'd like to draw your attention to the story of the CIA's "Farewell disinformation campaign". Again, like much in the Cold War it reads like something that would require little treatment to be adapted for the big screen (I think I'm still reeling a bit from the disappointment of the Good Shepherd). Anyway, if you fancy a humerous tail that sheds a bit more light on some of the USSR's main problems in the eighties, have a gander at this great article I found on!


Monday, March 26, 2007

Ribena and the missing vitamin C...

Well, it should serve as an example to young scientists everywhere. Don't accept something just because someone tells you that it's the case...

As these two young girls found out when they carried out some simple experiments on the kid's favourite, Ribena!

Movie Reviews - 300

300 is an amazing film. Quite violent, as you would expect from a Frank Miller adaptation but the look and style of the film just make it a joy to watch.

Hats off to
Gerard Butler. Although the Spartans can look like a bunch of Chipendales at some points, Butler's King Leonidas much like Crowe's Gladiator is a super hero that you believe in. Not everyone can pull this off (Brad Pitt in Troy..).

Anyway, get to the cinema and see it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More Pay for Councillors!!

This poor councillor has had to resort to selling his partner to make ends meet! Obviously they're not getting paid enough and I think we should start a charitable fund for underpaid councillors now before it's too late...

Btw, he doesn't even look like the shady sort, does he?

There is the classic line from the story though...

In mitigation, Andrew Fisher said she had consented to the work and that it was to help them out of financial difficulties.

"He thought both of them could put themselves forward to earn money on the site (an online prostitution notice board!), but to nobody's surprise there was little interest in him."

Friday, March 16, 2007

Zimbabwe, Mugabe and the bloody disgrace that we should all be ashamed of!!

We should be ashamed of ourselves! We "care" for the security of democracy by spending billions on a new Trident system that'll do nothing more than antagonise everyone on the planet with the exception of the US.

We also "care" about the environment by introducing stealth taxes for people who just want to go on the odd holiday or see friends and family.

The bottom line is that we pretend to care, we don't really give a shit about anyone on this planet except ourselves. The bold few who are prepared to say are cut down by the sheep who like to live in some strange "Matrix" style world that allows them to sleep at night.

People are dying every day of the most basic and preventable things, people don't have medicine or electricity but we keep on preventing them from even helping themselves. We get rid of Saddam cos he's apparently bad but we let Mugabe do this to the only opposition. Why's there no dodgy dossier kicking around here??

We love security and we love the environment but we clearly don't give a shit about people and it makes me sick.

This morning I watched a ten minute segment on the bbc talking about David Cameron's parting changing sides. Is this news? We pay for this! It's sick, it's criminal and there are plenty more issues that should be debated and explored!


Plato's Film Quote of the Day No. 4 - Planet of the Apes

“Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!” Taylor

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Interesting Fact of the Day! No. 14 - Atlantis Myth

Atlantis means "Island of Atlas", the first known reference to Atlantis was by Plato around 400BC. He claimed that Atlantis had sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune" around 9000 years previous (around 9400BC). Generally, Atlantis is seen as a myth created by Plato to illustrate some of his political theories.

Many believe that he based his Atlantis myth on a collection of other stories such as those of the Trojan War or the eruption of Thera which partially destroyed Santorini and m
ost likely decimated Crete and the minoan civilisation around 1600BC.

As far as many can see, every other account of Atlantis relies on Plato's account in way or another. In 1882 Ignatius L. Donnelly published "Atlantis: the Antediluvian World". This, again based on Plato's account tried to prove the existence of Atlantis and further more, that all know civilisation had descended from Atlantis. This lead to a revival of the legend in the late 19th century which was combined with stories of other lost continents such as Mu and Lemuria. This account also introduced the modern view of Atlantis sitting as a large island in the Atlantic ocean off the African coast...

Monday, March 12, 2007 Live @ Blackfriars - Review

Well, what can I say? Many had waited a long time to see this and I doubt that any were disappointed!

"Limmy's World of Glasgow" came to er... Glasgow last night. It was a slightly nervous atmosphere as everyone piled into the downstairs bar in Blackfriars, I think it's been about ten years since i've been down there as well. But there was no need for nerves. As Limmy stepped up to the plate he was given a pretty warm welcome. After all, he wasn't playing to any old people just pulled off the street. He was playing to his band of devotees, the crowd who had one thing in common... him!

For anyone who has no idea who i'm talking about, Limmy is a flash/web developer turned film maker/commedian. Many people's first introduction to Limmy would probably have been the rather offensive xylophone (see here for a demo) that he put together some years ago. It pretty much sums up the guy's approach; creative, different... bamn!

His videos such as "Requiem" and "Yes or No" have become the stuff of legend but it was really when Limmy and his girlfriend Lynn went on a round the world tour that everyone got to know him a bit better through his blog. When they got home, Limmy then decided to create his own podcast called "Limmy's World of Glasgow" and since then it's been t.v., newspapers, itunes rankings up there with Gervais and now a stand up show!

Anyway, I won't go into too much detail as I know there's another show on the 24th March (which is sold out but keep an eye on his blog for tickets) but the show is a mixture of some new movies, some new stuff from his world of glasgow characters and some new one man plays. Everything was spot on and the hour long show went far too quick. I've also left out the detail because it's that kind of humour that leaves you looking like a dick if you try and explain it to someone else (as i've found out already this morning...).

There's no doubt that Limmy's going places and that's a great thing. His characters might be dismissed by a silly few as Glasgow stereotypes but if you listen to them they're light years beyond Rab C Nesbitt, Pavillion Panto style comedy that in the past were the sum total of Scotland's TV and Radio offering.

Having watched the gig last night, you can quite easily see a show format for channel 4 or BBC3. It's only a matter of time, so you best see him on the small stage while you still can!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Plato's Film Quote of the Day No. 3 - Rocky III

"No, I don't hate Balboa. I pity the fool" -Clubber Lang

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Crap Reuters Adverts? Or Crap Reuters Adverts?

Am I the only one that is annoyed by these stupid adverts on a daily basis?

How do I see it? A waste of a good lunch!

It's not cool, it's not hip, it doesn't encourage debate, it's crap and that's all I have to say on the matter...

Oh yeh and those AOL "Discuss" adverts are a pain in the arse as well!!