December 26th, 2018


Trailers, Quotes & more Bird Box thoughts

'The Haunting Of Sharon Tate' trailer

Hilary Duff plays Sharon Tate. WTF?

'You' trailer

This tired looking show is about a stalker.

Best Lines:

“Questionable taste in friends.”

“Scary people in the world.”

'Us' trailer


Garlic Aioli chippie dippie – yum.

Korean Ranch chippie dippie – no.

Irish Whiskey Cream – yum.

Spiced Christmas Truffles – unsure.

Dingle Whiskey handmade choc – nice.

Praline Crunch handmade choc – yum.

Vodka Barberry handmade choc – nice.

Who saw 'Cruel Intentions 2', 'RV', 'Police Academy 2', 'Kinky Boots', 'Bodyline' or 'B.L Striker'?

SSG is in.

I want the Dante's zircon ring: 14.56t rare orange beryl with 344 coloured diamonds and sapphires set into a 18kt rose gold ring. I also want the La Dame Blue ring with 13.28ct fancy cut rare Swis blue topaz with 310 coloured diamonds & pink sapphires. I want a rocking sheep, a tote bag, Diptyque candles, a trinket dish, pillow spray and a Calvin Klein watch.

I want to try Sweet Russian Dumplings and tarragon vinegar.

What is hippie pop?

'The Sunday Times' Quotes:

“Annual exclusion.”

“Waking up one day and there were 10 men outside my front door, and they didn't leave for about five years,”

“This is how a civilisation dies,”

“The macho school of sports writers couldn't bear it. After all women liked it.”

“Doesn't understand soap.”

'The Innocent Man' Quote:

“Snitch evidence.”

'The Real Noah's Ark' Quotes:

“Nothing behind them but smoke and screams.”

“Certain familiar ring about it.”

'The Irish Times' Quotes:

“Condemned by god.”


“Decades-old arguments.”

“Dead things shadow my thoughts.”

“Disregard for the future.”

“Turning court apperances into entertainmnent.”

“Did not forsee support.”

“What would happen if Bruce Wayne was on a jury tasked with adjudicating one of Batman's vanquished foes.”

'Upstart Crow' quote:

“Sponsored leper.”

“A man with the moral compass of Henry the VIII's marriage guidance consellor.”

“All ghosts are represented by spooky little girls dressed in antique night attire.”

“That which is yet to be.”


Additional Thoughts on 'Bird Box'

Why is there still running water in the house? Why do peoples eyes change when they see the things? How did Douglas get back into the house after Gary locked him in the garage? Olympia's stupid decision led to appalling damage. Tom and Malorie and the kids were in the house for 5 years after that. So how did Malorie not become pregnant again? Where did the machete come from?

What did Malorie do for tampons? What did they do about the bodies that littered the house thanks to Gary? Other people who saw the creatures and lived drive around being menacing. How did they cover up the windows again? How many of the things are out there? Where do the crazy meancing people get cars and petrol? How does Tom shave? How is Malorie waxing her legs? Where did they get the boat? How nice there was a nearby well.

Best Lines:

“Cleanse the world.”

“What could be.”

“Could be's not good enough.”

  • Current Music
    Tainted Love – Soft Cell/The X Files Theme – Mark Snow/Call Me – Blondie/California Sun- Ramones
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Book Reviews: Cthulhu 2000, part 4 + Paleo + Prime Evil

Cthulhu 2000 edited by Jim Turner, part 4

On The Slab

By Harlan Ellison. Something is found in this grandiose tale that is not disturbingly convincing.

24 Views Of Mt. Fuju, by Hokusai

A trivial irritation.


Yet More Bad Buffy Novels

Paleo and Prime Evil.

Pretty Smart

TheInnocent Man1x05 +Lost Hearts+The Ash Tree+The Invaders 2x14 +The Kenny Everett Video Show Disc1

Smoking Guns

The murders cause never-ending horror. This is done with overdone solemnity. A new suspect may have had long simmering anger. There is no hardened certainty. People claim the case was significantly compromised and are staunch opponents of the cops. There is no idyllic resolution. The dead women are overlooked. A guy has TBI. Who did the terrible murders? This was not fantastically tense. There is notoriety. A mentally ill man had a bad time in jail. This was pateince demanding.

Lost Hearts (1973)

This MR James adptation is ineptitude as an orphan is sent to live with his creepy uncle in his creepy remote house. The creepy uncle 'collected' children and it's all weird. The 'uncle' is creepy and children with long fake fingernails come for him.

The Ash Tree (1975)

A 17th century Squire is haunted in this MR James tale. This was dull and incoherent.

Best Lines:

“Failing to wed a wife.”

“Sleep in a house with such a tree!”

The Believers

David Vincent and other UFO crazies join forces. DV ends up captured and in peril. Aliens chase DV and the latest woman he mistreats with what looks like a Trivial Pursuit gamepiece. DV does moral censure. This was crap, seriously crap.

Best Line:

“Find people who knew how to stop them.”

The Kenny Everett Video Show (1978-1981) Disc 1

This show has FINALLY got a DVD release. This was unfunny in large parts and the cartooon segments were annoying as hell.

Best Lines:

“Told me Hertz van rental was a Dutch painter.”

“Mugged by a stick insect.”

“You're so brave and stuff.”

  • Current Music
    Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones/Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics/You Got The Love – Candi Staton and The Source/All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
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Scary Books

The Queen & I (2018) Reviewed

Based on the book by Sue Townsend, in which an Republican PM is elected and the Royal Family are sent to live on a council estate. Is this supposed to be 1992 like in the book? Or the present day? Was there a Diana mention? The Royal Family (William and Harry are kids, Margaret and the Queen Mother are alive and there is no sign of Philip) end up in Hell Close, a sink estate. This bore almost no resemblence to the book and was an unfunny mess.

Best Lines:

“Isn't Eton normal?”

“I don't hold with goddless living.”

  • Current Music
    Northern Lights – Renaissance/Run For Home – Lindisfarne/Supernature – Cerrone/I Got 5 On It – Tim Heidecker
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