Friday, July 31, 2009

Pinball Dad, Pinballed Son

Whilst at a family member’s house I was stuck with no internet. I played solitaire for a while, but found I had no patience… so moved on to play 3D pinball. This started to get boring pretty quickly. Then my dad had a shot and beat my score. My Dad beat my score (My own dad!); I couldn’t stand for this, this is one of the things where you simply have to win!

So after a long time I managed to beat his original score, but he had already set an even better score which I have still to beat! Later on I find out my Dad was some kind of weird pinball addict, he went round arcades playing pinball. Not something you would find in my generation I don’t reckon… But anyway I battle on; I mean I can’t let my dad beat me at something on a computer!

(Despite the fun, i'm glad to have the internet back and have more than just Pinball to do on the laptop

Questions, Questions, Questions

Relaxed, chilled mood… I’m Chillaxing.
Current thought feelings?
Last movie?
I love you man (watched it on the plane from Australia) A good watch, even better if you are on a 23 hour plane journey with nothing else to do.
Last song?
Walk this way- Aerosmith ft. Run DMC (Not the other way round! (…For those less intelligent beings- Run DMC ft Aerosmith, No,No, No!))
Word of the week?
Bogin. The Australian equivalent of a Chav, Ned or hillbilly. Bogins!
Random question (through blogger)
The hair from your last haircut ... what would it say about your new style?
"Why, why o’ hairy one? I was much more smooth and shiny! Is it because I am old and fr-ayed?"
Current location(as you type)?
Front room
Last meal?
I have actually forgotten...Echo…Echo…Echo………….Echo.
This weeks ambition?
Become the first man on the moon… Jokes, of course man has been to the moon, I mean… who actually believes we haven’t?
Holiday you would have loved to do this week?
Australian holiday… *Sigh, that was last week.
What are you wearing right now?
Retro cords and some random blue shirt.
Name of first child?
Toolio… Very practical.
Closest thing to you that is yellow?
A rug with pictures of tractors on it…( it isn’t mine!)
Sprechen sie deutsches?
How tall are you?
6”1, 6”2
Thought about what people would say at your funeral?
Do you sing in the shower?
Why did you withdraw cash from the ATM the last time?
To lend money to a certain Phillip, but he didn’t spend it, so I got it back…(Yip Yip)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nothing to lose - Movie review

I’m going to kick start this blog by giving the readers something to do. Readers go out and see this film, Nothing to Lose. It’s awesome, I mean I saw it whilst in Australia, and remember laughing so hard I had to pause the movie to get my breath back. Seriously it was almost a work out!

Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins star in this 1997 comedy (Directed by Steve Oedekerk)as an unlikely partnership after Nick Beam(Tim Robbins) is convinced his wife is cheating on him with his boss. He then drives away in his car without a care in the world, when T.Paul (Martin Lawrence) jumps into Nicks car and tries to rob him he discovers Nick has …nothing to lose… he throws the wallet T.Paul was demanding out the window and drives at high speed out to the dessert. The mismatched pair reluctantly become friends and devise a scheme to get revenge on Nicks boss and solve T.Pauls money problems by robbing his company building. Which leads to my a hilarious scene, where as they are escaping the building they are forced to hide from a security guard, who then, thinking no one is watching him starts dancing the night away, leaving the thiefs waiting for hours. The guard is played by Steve Oedekerk, stand up comedian and director of the film. Steve Oedekerk completes that scene perfectly! Among other funny scenes there is the "Scatman" scene, a scene where they run into other criminals and basically every single scene in the film...

Ok, so maybe the plot isn’t great, but the acting of Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins make up for it and more and I certainly recommend watching it!

If you read this and watch it, or have watched it before please leave some feedback on what you think. After all you have nothing to lose!