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( Mar. 5th, 2009 05:31 pm)
A warning that this post contains dentistry details. If that sort of thing makes you weak at the kneeeedc ..,, sorry, briefly lost control there... anyway, as I was saying, if dentistry isn't your thing, you'd best be advised to look away NOW.

Finally, We Meet )

Now... what else?

I still don't have a job - that really shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as I'm sure you'd expect me to post here the second I did get a job. It's not the sort of thing I'd expect to keep quiet. Anyway, I keep spamming my resume at Monster and Dice and CareerBuilder and the like, and I get a hit-rate of about 1 interview per 30 resumes. Ish.

I also realised, what with the film coming out and all, that I'd not actually read Watchmen. Many times I'd gone into Borders at lunch time (back when I had a job), and poked and prodded it in the graphic novels section. I'd probably read the first page or so. I'd never handed over any cash. Well, I changed that, making use of the Amazon vouchers I received as a leaving present to get hold of it. The idea being that I could read it, watch the movie, and be justified in my disappointment. From reading on IMDB, it's clear that SPOILERS?!! )

And that, as they say, is la vie.
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( May. 11th, 2008 08:08 pm)
No, really, meh. (And meh.)

Still, there's the prospect of me going to see Iron Man next week, probably Wednesday or Thursday, so if anyone wants to join me (it'll be at the Vue in Islington N1 Centre)... actually I ought to dust off how Orange Wednesdays work 'cos that would work nicely, should I have company. I'll be having noodles in Wagamama with A & A beforehand.

What else? Well I've got lots of forms to find/fill in for the US Embassy, and a medical to book, and I'm getting jabs on Tuesday (MMR! of all things... but such are the vaccination requirements of the Embassy... though I couldn't persuade the surgery to give me a TDaP, which I thought was a bit odd).

Also a brief panic when my monitor didn't appear to be working, turned out to be just a loose power cable!

And would someone please turn the thermostat down? Or the air con on? It's too bloody hot here for this time of year!
So, inspired by today's IMDB Poll, I went looking for the AFI's top 100 Screen Heroes. You need to register for the site, but having done so I discovered that the Heroes are also presented along with the Villains.

And it's done so in a handy side-by-side list that matches them all up! How could I resist? So I've cut&pasted the list and present it here in a 'Vs.' format. Some intriguing battles there, I can tell you. #3 for instance: Bond would probably not only defeat Vader by listening to Vader's evil plans for 5 minutes whilst secretly freeing himself from whatever cuffs/binding he was in, before using the gadget Q gave him at the beginning of the film to snap Vader's lightsaber in two and strip him of his Force powers, he'd find time afterwards to seduce Princess Leia and get in a couple of double entendres in the meantime between Martinis. All without rumpling his suit.

goodies vs. baddies )
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( Jan. 4th, 2007 09:10 am)
Inspired by the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list is the obvious meme. I'm surprised that there's only one film in the list that I struck out. I'm not surprised by the number of them I've never seen. Basically it reads like a list of "Best Picture" winners up to about 1996 (nothing after then... hmm... anything to do with Titanic being the 1997 winner?), plus a few token others.

Edit: Ahh, the list was published in 1998, which kind of explains the lack of representation of the '90s and '80s, when you consider the probable age of the voters. Still, analysis has revealed that the 50s and 60s were the "favourite" decades, with the 50s (1951-1960) contributing 20% of the films on the list!

100 Years... 100 Movies )


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