It's RIGHT THERE!

I almost shrieked like a girly girl. There it was, floating a metre in front of me, within touching distance, if I just stretched out my hand I could probably feel it under my fingertips. I wondered if anyone would notice and, glancing around, I saw the same look of wonderment that I could also feel plastered across my face. Yup, there was no doubting it. Floating in the space between my seat and the cinema screen, the Nickelodeon logo was slowly revolving and looking very 3D. Ohh sorry, very RealD. It was quite awesome. I wish I could find some better words but, like, seriously, it was AWESOME!! All very impressive and that was before the movie started. The …

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Dump

Dentist this morning, a hygienist visit only thankfully (no I don’t floss enough, I know, I know) then the car goes into the garage this afternoon to get a bump stop replaced. I think. It may be two bump stops. I’m not sure. It’s under warranty and has something to do with the suspension. After that I know nothing, which is exactly how car manufacturers want it these days and I guess I’m quite happy with the state of things too as I’ve not been bothered enough to go and find out what it is (mainly because, hey, it’s free). As such I’m working at home today, which means I get to hear Ollie getting stuck in a large brown …

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force on wii

Ever since the Wii’s unusual motion-sensing controllers were unveiled, gamers and Star Wars fans around the globe have been anticipating using the Wii-mote to control a lightsaber. Their wish will be fulfilled next year when the game is scheduled to release. ~ and now I need a Wii. Ohh my birthday soon as well…

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Revenge of the Sith

Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic I’ve been very aware of this movie for a while now, and very aware of avoiding reading reviews, articles and spoilers. I figured it was a last chance for George Lucas to put things right. He almost does. The obvious stuff first then, and I’ll begin with a small suggestion. Should Mr.Lucas decide to make another movie, of any kind, he really MUST employ someone who will disagree with him. The most recent Star Wars movies seem full of little moments where you can almost imagine the conversations: “I think we should make that into a little comedy moment… ” “Yes George” “These lines are ideal, don’t you think?” “Yes George” “These …

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Sith is good?

Apparently the new Star Wars movie (out in 14 days and counting) is a bloodbath. The movie has been given a PG-13 rating due to its “sci-fi violence and some intense images”, which warns parents that it could be inappropriate for viewers younger than 13. I say GOOD! Is it possible that Mr. Lucas may be very aware that the last two movies he has released have been a little TOO kiddie friendly? And I wonder what rating the first movie would get these days. What with the smouldering skeletons of Luke’s Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen and Ponda Baba’s dismembered arm in the Mos Eisley Cantina I can still remember being, well not shocked and repulsed, I was boy …

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100 Movies

As I’m all “wrote” out, I thought I’d tackle this meme I’ve seen in several places over the last couple of weeks. Lazy blogging of the nth degree but infinitely less time consuming than writing a post although, as ever, I find myself procrastinating about how quick and dirty these things are only to spend more time writing about how quick and dirty they are than actually taking the quick and dirty option of just posting the damn thing with little explanation. So I’ll shut up and say that the films in bold are ones I’ve not seen. I’m pretty sure on other sites the bold films are the ones the person has already seen but as I’m using this …

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Top Trumps

Wandering round a local store I spotted them, hanging neatly on the rack. Instant flash back… ~~ wibbly ~ wobbly ~ wibbly ~ wobbly ~ wibbly ~ wobbly ~~ … memorising which performance car had the fastest acceleration, which plane carried the most passengers, which warship was the longest and a whole myriad of since forgotten trivialities which were almost a matter of life and death for me as a young boy. ~~ wibbly ~ wobbly ~ wibbly ~ wobbly ~ wibbly ~ wobbly ~~ I glanced over the display and the Star Wars edition caught my eye. It was too good to be true, my inner geek reacted and pushed all reason aside. In a similar fashion I found …

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Notes

The miniblog is taking a bit of a hit today as I can’t be bothered thinking about things long enough to post about them. Blue-jacking is fun, especially in an office. Although I’m a bit disappointed at the lack of devices I can ‘jack’. I need to get my passport photo taken or I won’t have a passport for when we go to Spain in January. I need to buy a new shirt for the wedding in November. Tonight I’ll be ripping a Star Wars DVD to watch on my phone (Why? Because I can!) Someone has been writing random pairs of words on the white boards at work; alarmingly debonair, dangerously coital, impressively boned, disappointingly premature, biblically smooth, beefy …

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