November 12th, 2013

To Light The Way To Bed


‘The New Shmoo’ (1979) intro
This cartoon starred a shape shifting thing and three idiots who go around ripping off ‘Scooby Doo’. Looks fun though.

Red Shoe Diaries’ opening credits
This ridiculous looking show starred the future Agent Mulder.

‘Central Park West’ opening credits
John Barrowman’s old 90’s show in which he played a JFK Jnr expy alongside a load of no names.

Alan Alda is joining ‘The Blacklist’. Mmm.

So Nightwing will be in ‘Batman vs Superman’.

I like Stinger bars.
I like white chocolate and orange chocolate.
I love Tangy apple juice. Medium apple juice is okay.

Miw = hieroglyph for cat.

I heard of another old UK comic ‘The Hotspur’, where did they all go?

I am reading ‘All Our Yesterdays’.

‘All Our Yesterdays’ Quotes:
“They’re probably afraid I’ll stage a daring escape attempt with the dull plastic utensil, brandishing it at the men with machine guns outside my cell.”

“How bad is it out there?”

“It was hard to imagine that things could get worse. But I guess they did.”

“Time travel isn’t a wonder, it’s an abomination.”

“People weren’t meant to travel in time.”

“Out there somewhere, walking around happy and carefree, with no idea of what’s coming for her.”

‘Girls On Top’ Quotes:
“People like you are the scum of the earth.”

“Now for the bikini line. Uh oh, I found a nest of cuckoos!”

“She says they won’t tell her where they live, I mean understandably.”

“We want it in a brown leather briefcase. And don’t try to be clever, don’t lock it."

“Your persona is non grata here anymore.”

“I know what goes on. I looked in her laundry.”

‘Charmed’ Quote:
“You are some creepy registered sex offender from the future.”

‘Dr Phil’ Quote:
“You don’t deserve to breathe.”
Scary Books

Movie Review: Notes On A Scandal

Notes On A Scandal (2006)
Based on the book by professional whiner Zoe Heller. Bulldog’s arse face Barbara (Judi Dench) is a teacher at a decaying school. Her interest is perked by newly arrived teacher Sheba (Cate Blanchett). The deranged Barbara is determined to befriend the awful Sheba who lives a nice middle class existence with her older tosser husband Richard (Bill Nighy) and two troubled kids. When Barbara learns Sheba is having an affair with a callow student, she decides to stir the pot. Scandal erupts and Barbara’s past comes out. This was dull but worthy as Sheba’s craven sexual advances nearly ruin everything and Barbara decides to find another new 'friend'.

Best Lines:
“Here come the local pubescent proles. The future plumbers and shop assistants and doubtless the odd terrorist too. In the old days we confiscated cigarettes and wank mags. Now its knives and crack cocaine. And they call it progress.”

“Reform through nurture.”

“The tweedy tramp coat is an abhorrence.”

“Pig in knickers.”

“Odious boy.”

“Lasagne tends to disagree with my bowels.”

“You’re his teacher!”
“And you were mine!”

“I didn’t so I haven’t.”

“Where is she?”
“In her lair.”

“Your boyfriend is younger than mine.”

Retro Review: Prison Break (2005 - 2009) Season 3

Another prison! Another break!

3x01 Orientacion
Sona is a hellhole prison with no guards and it is ruled by an inmate named Lechero. Lincoln is told Michael has a week to find an inmate named Whistler in Sona and break him out. Bellick is the lowest of the low in Sona and has to wear a garbage bag and eat rats. Goodish.

3x02 Fire/Water
Michael and Mahone race to find the mysterious Whistler who has a mysterious bird book. Good.

3x04 Good Fences
The Company sawed Dr Sara Tancredi’s head off and gave it to Lincoln in a box. Only they didn’t, Sara would show up alive and well in season 4 with no explanation. Whistler knows all about Fox River and Michael. Mahone takes up heroin and threatens to shank Michael. Good.

3x05 Interference
Lincoln strolls around Panama in shirts unbuttoned to the waist. Sucre is now Sona’s gravedigger. T-Bag annoys. Whistler is probably evil. Good.

3x06 Photo Finish
Mahone is offered a deal to get out of Sona. Whistler may have killed another inmate. Sona has a BBQ as the lawless hellhole aspect is toned down. Whistler’s galpal Sofia bores as does Company henchwoman Gretchen. Good.

3x07 Vamonos
Whistler and Michael’s escape attempt is foiled by a cloud. Lechero’s rule is over. Gretchen is working for Whistler. Good.

Best Lines:
“Kick him in the junk Schofield!”

“There’s nothing to go back to.”

3x10 Dirt Nap
Whistler, Mahone and Michael dig an escape tunnel. Sucre and Lincoln plot. Whistler lies and Mahone gets off the junk. Very good.

3x11 Under and Out.
Mahone tells T-Bag he should be “in the same unmarked grave as the rest of your inbred family.” Michael, Lechero, T-Bag, Bellick, Whistler and Mahone work on the escape tunnel. Lincoln has fallen for Sofia and Veronica is forgotten. Very good.

3x13 The Art Of The Deal
The escape plan worked, sort of. Now Whistler, Gretchen and Mahone head off to do Company business. Lincoln and LJ stay in Panama with Sofia. Sucre ends up in Sona. T-Bag kills Lechero and now rules with Bellick as his sidekick. Whistler is evil and he’s not Australian. This was goodish. Sadly season 4 would render this entire season worthless.
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Arrow 2x05 Reviewed

League Of Assassins
Malcolm Merlyn was in the League Of Assassins and now the man who trained him shows up to bring Sara in. Flashbacks show what became of Sara after the wreck of the Queen’s Gambit. Somehow she neither drowned nor froze, saw a canary and meet a weirdo named Dr Ivo (Dylan Neal of ‘Blood Ties’ and ‘Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers‘).

Miss snooty pants Laurel and her frozen face joins the prosecution team on Moira’s case despite the fact it’s a conflict of interest. Thea won’t shut up and she needs to wear a longer skirt. The villain of the week catches an arrow from behind. Plus did he mention Talia al Ghul? Sara reunites with her father and reveals her League of Assassins name is Canary. Sara has to leave again, Quentin Lance seems headed for a nervous breakdown and Laurel just whines. This was very good.

Best Lines:
“Things that there’s no forgiveness for.”

“They remade me into what I am.”

“There’s only one way you leave the League.”

“The child of Ra’s al Ghul awaits your return.”

“It’s your funeral Sara.”
“Wouldn’t be my first.”

“You speak Chinese now?”

“She always did have the worst taste in friends.”

“I’m sorry you saw that.”

“I wasn’t always on the island.”

“Prisoners do not speak.”
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Scary Books

Book Review: Parasite

Parasite by Mira Grant
This is book one in the intriguing ‘Parasitology’ saga from the author of the uneven ‘The Newsflesh’ trilogy (the sublime ’Feed’, the crap ’Deadline’ and the unreadable ’Blackout’).

This is an excellent creepy novel set in 2027. Medical giant SymboGen created The Intestinal Bodyguard, a genetically modified tapeworm that regulates and controls its host’s health. Humanity is thriving in this brave new world. Sally survived a terrible car accident because of her implant. All she has to cope with is the fact she can’t remember anything before the accident and a strained relationship with her family,

But as a strange sickness grows more and more prevalent, Sally is forced to ask questions she never wanted to. And the implications of the answers are terrifying. The truth about The Intestinal Bodyguard means the world is unwittingly on the brink of an apocalypse. This biomedical horror is a wonderfully disturbing tale. I look forward to book two.

Best Lines:
“We’re talking about genetically engineered tapeworms SymboGen somehow managed to convince the whole world to voluntarily infect themselves with.”

“A critical tipping point has been reached.”

“How fast is this going to spread?”
“Fast enough that we need to be very, very concerned,”

“Some people will always be ungrateful.”

“Some doors are closed because they’re meant to be closed. Do you understand me? Not every door is supposed to be opened, and not every open door is supposed to be used.”

“She’s annoying, she’s whiny, she has the learning curve of lichen.”

“He’s got more to be paranoid about than any other man alive.”