Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Strange Noises In The Night

At 4am this morning I was woken up by strange noises in the house. It sounded like a whooshing noise and like a tap being run really fast.

What could it be I wondered?

A burst pipe?

A flash flood?

Dirty burglars wanting to make a clean getaway?

Being a brave chap I decided to get up and investigate.

The noise was actually Victoria running a bath.

"What are you doing?" I enquired.

"The children all need a bath" she replied, reaching for the bubblebath.

She was convinced that our bedroom was full of dirty children who all needed a good soak in the tub. It took me a while to convince her that she was in fact sleepwalking but I eventually did and I escorted her back to bed.

This morning she had no recollection of this happening.

I have not known Victoria sleepwalk before but it was all very amusing. :-)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Comedy Central Orders 13 New Episodes Of Futurama

I knew it was coming but here is the confirmation.

I love Futurama and can't wait for new episodes!!!

Friday, June 16, 2006

My God I Hate Football

As you all know, I don't like football. This is a bad time to not like football as the world cup is currently on.

Last night England were playing Trinidad and Tobago. I was not bothered about seeing it but when I got home Victoria had it on the TV and was happily cheering on Trinidad. Not very patriotic I suppose but better than cheering the bunch of loosers that were playing for England!!

I don't know much about football apart from what I know from playing Fifa 2005 on my XBOX (strangly enough I love football video games!!). What I do know however is that England were shit last night. For the first half it looked like the plucky underdogs were going to either win or at least force a draw.

I found myself wondering what the difference in the wage bill was between the two teams. I bet that the English players get at least 10 times the pay that the Trinidad team gets (only my guess you understand) and are they worth it? I am sure you will all agree that they are not.

I really would like England to win the world cup just so that football fans will stop going on about 1966. It was 40 years ago for gods sake!!!!

On the other hand I would hate for these lackluster overpaid tossers to be considered English hero's, and so in a way would have liked them to have been beaten last night.

We will probably watch other games in the next few weeks but I won't be upset if (when?) England get knocked out of the competition.

At least when it is over we will stop being bombarded with the latest updates on Wayne "part monkey, part spud" Rooney.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Alice Accident Update

Alice had her comedy sized bandage removed on Friday. The doctor said it was fine and should not need any further treatment.

I did try to get a picture of her hand but she was not very co-operative. As you can see from the picture on the right though, she is fine.

Thanks to those who sent the get well cards and the book. It was appreciated and Alice enjoyed chewing them all. :-)

There are quite a few new Alice pictures in the photo gallery. I took some on Saturday in the garden when the weather was really nice. We sat on the lawn and Alice tried to kick a football to me. That was almost as funny as me trying to kick a football to her!!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Movie Review - Mission Impossible 3

So far the Mission Impossible films have been a mixed bag. The first movie was great. It had an overly complex plot, lots of characters, cool gadgets and most importantly teamwork. They successfully took the formula of the original TV series and translated it into a 2 hour movie.

Excellent. 10/10

The second Mission Impossible movie was a turd. It was directed by John Woo. His only decent movie was Face Off and that was pushing it. MI2 was nothing but a 2 hour pop-video. In slow motion. With white doves and sideways jumping with 2 pistols.

Crap. 0/10

We now come to Mission Impossible 3 and the reason for this post. I had high hopes for this movie. It was directed by J.J Abrams who was responsible for two of my favourite TV programs, Lost and (more relevantly) Alias. I had also heard some good reports from people at work and I was suckered in by the trailers and the promo films.

I was misled.

The first scene in MI3 is great. We have Tom Cruise and some woman he cares for facing each other, tied to seperate chairs while the major baddie threatens to kill the girl if Tom does not give him the 'Rabbits Foot'.

We then flashback to a few days before (I think) and see all that leads up to this moment. We get to see Ethan Hunt with his girlfriend and having a private life. They have a party to celebrate them getting engaged. It's all bollocks until he gets called away on a mission.

I won't go into more detail as it may spoil the film for you if you have not seen it, but, while the missions are initially team based the whole film then turns into 'The Tom Cruise Show'. This goes against what the TV series was all about.

The problems with this film are:

1) An excellent bad guy who is only in it for about 2 scenes and is too easily despatched at the end.

2) Tom Cruise and his shit-eating grin.

3) Who gives a crap about his private life.

4) The entire story.

5) The Mills And Boon ending. - Honestly, whoever decided to leave in the last shot should be!!

This film should have been about teamwork, and they left out the most important part of any Mission Impossible story, the part where the bad guy (and the audience) suddenly realise what is going on and why the M.I.F team have been doing what they have been doing.

I did not like this film. I think that Tom Cruise is probably to blame. The media seems to have been over-saturated with him for the past 12 months and this could have coloured my judgement of MI3. I'm sick of seeing him jumping onto Oprah's sofa singing about how he is in love with Katie Holmes (is their relationship a bit wrong or is that just me?), or sueing South Park for showing an episode that took the piss out of him and Scientology. I mean my god, have you ever found out what Scientologists believe? Click here for more info.

Anyway, MI3 is crap. Tom Cruise is a tosser. Scientologists are insane.

Score for MI3:

-100/10 - Worse than part 2 because it lied when it was being promoted and got my hopes up.

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