Posts from 5th April 2006

Apr 06

Inside (The Movies) Man

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Of course it is difficult to think up plot twists. That is why they are twists. And the more heist movies you see, the harder it will be to think of something original. Inside Man clearly has this problem, and even alludes to it in the key discussion between Clive Owen’s appallingly accented heistist and Denzel Washington’s stupidly hatted cop. “We’ve all seen Dog Day Afternoon.” gets said, as an explanation as to why his gang won’t shoot their way out.

Yes, but have you all seen Quick Change? Because 50% of this smart heist movie uses the same plot. But isn’t (quite) as funny as Bill Murray’s film. Okay, Owen’s doing a rubbish US accent pretending to be an Arab is a bit funny. As is the truth about Captain Von Trapp, pwned as a Nazi Collaborator. Good to see that Chiwetel Ejiofor is pushing the award for the hardest working man in cinema at the moment as well.

The Real Reason The Lib Dems Want To Lower The Electorate’s Age

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So they can bribe them to vote for them with toffees. Of course what they don’t understand is that there is such a thin line between some of the parties at the moment that frankly a bag of toffees, or at least Jelly Babies, I could probably be swayed.

Instead the Lib Dems wealth in toffees (declare where you got them from) will be used to bribe children to campaign on their behalf for the May 4th local elections. Something to chew over, though I would imagine the average kid won’t get out of bed for less that a PSP.

Kudos for the Labour Councillor’s suggestion that the Lib Dems are acting like the Pied Piper: in one fell swoop suggesting his wards children are like rats, and the Lib Dems are paedophiles.

A Rhum Do

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Now we all know the French are the epitomes of taste, subtle cuisine and dumping tequila flavourings in their kiddie beer for no reason. Well Desperados, previously the be-all and end-all of stupid beer ideas has a few new chums to be laughed at by me. And what’s more, this is not just some tiny brewery alcopop nonsense. This comes from the second biggest brewer in Europe and seems to want to piss on its best known brand.

Kronenbourg (for ’tis they) already have a stupid Whisky in beer brand. Wel Scotch is not as “well scotch” as the name suggests. In as much as if you suggested flavouring a beer with whiskey in Scotland you would get a funny look and probably smashed round the bonce with a bottle of Irn Bru. Only the finest single malt Scotch whiskey is spoiled by pouring beer in it. Why the specification of a single malt is deemed necessary is unclear. Or indeed the waste. Until you consider how many barrels of spoiled single malt might be out there – its a tempremental process after all.

But to get to the nub: welcome Kronenbourg 1664 Rhum Spirit. It is Kronenbourg with the spirit of rum in it. For which read rum flavouring. For which consider rum and raisin ice-cream when you were a kid. It was remarkably tempting as a child but tended to favour the raisins over the very chemically fake rum flavouring. A ban on buying stuff just because it is funny while we were in France saved us from this horror – but next time I might not be so strong. And next time it could be even worse. Taboo Flavoured Stella anyone?