Monday, 3 December 2012

Entertainment stuff from the week 26/11 - 2/12/12

Hi, pigeon-poisoners

I went to the zoo, this week. I so enjoyed feeding the rabbits...

to the lions.


In recent weeks, the Cult of England ruled that women bigots can't be bishops.

I'm not so bothered by that, actually -- as long as it's fair -- i think they shouldn't allow men to be bishops, either.

More frivolously; has anyone noticed that Acca Dacca have finally succombed to the glitsy lights of iTunes?

That's probably the reason 6 old AC/DC tracks have re-entered the UK Singles Charts:
Back In Black (27), Highway To Hell (40), You Shook Me All Night Long (42), Thunderstruck (44), Whole Lotta Rosie (68), Shoot To Thrill (98)

And outside the 100, but on the Rock Charts: Hells Bells, It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll), For Those About To Rock (We Salute You), TNT, Let There Be Rock, Rock 'N Roll Train, Who Made Who, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Touch Too Much, Heatseeker, If You Want Blood (You've Got It)

They baulked at the iTunes market for yonks, because they, like Queen, put a lot of effort into making album 'experiences', which you just don't get with individual tracks. What a reward, for changing their minds!

On a less geeky note...

Does anyone remember Benny Morgan - the ventriloquist?

Apparently, he drove his wife in-sane with always talking through his dummy; so much so that she eventually attacked him!

In court, he said she tried to gash his grains out with a gasegall gat.


This week's caseload of missed hits - films that had to be remade for one reason or another:

Lawrence Of Chelmsford

The Second Man

Singin' In The Shower

The Bridge On The River Thames

Scarf Ace 

The King's Peach

Egesting Baby

Dial M For Martha

Chipmunk Day

There Will Be A Fluid Consisting Mostly Of Plasma But Containing Erythrocytes, Leukocytes, Sugars, Fibrins, Mineral Ions, And Hormones

Whether you can believe it or not - there are more to be revealed! But they will have to wait...

------------------------------------------------------ contemporary stuff

'Dad’s Army van up for auction'
Does anyone else wonder where all these old props go, after the end of filming?

'10 Amazing Illusions' - Richard Wiseman

'The Floating Cork' - Richard Wiseman

'The Missing Piece' - Richard Wiseman
See how he does it? he flips the cards, to reveal a different pattern on the other side, accommodating the extra piece, which gives a slightly larger total area than the original.

------------------------------------------------------ of the weeks

Word Of The Week: zaptieh -- a turkish policeman

Acronym Of The Week: EVMU -- Extra-Vehicular Mobility Unit (spacesuit)

Genes Of The Week: Superman, Kryptonite, and Clark Kent

Drink Of The Week: Sparkling Mineral Thwarter

Fact Of The Week: Andre Geim is one of the only people in the world to have won both a Nobel Prize and an igNobel Prize - the first for isolating a single layer of graphene (in an experiment you can repeat), and the second for levitating frogs in an immensely strong magnetic field.

------------------------------------------------------ non-contemporary stuff

Jamie McCartney's 'Great Wall Of Vagina', featuring hundreds of plaster casts of contributors' vulvas - young and old, big and small - all just another part of women's bodies.
It's no surprise, however, that there are sexual perverts who think it 'obscene'.
If you're sexually attracted to plaster casts, and don't have the maturity to deal with it, then that's your problem!

Evolution, according to 'The Sun':
Hear the Merseyside Skeptics rip it apart, here (in the last 30 minutes):

A syllogisms quiz:
Note down whether you think the premises follow on to the conclusions (without extra information) and see how many you get right, at the end.
{Hint: "some" means 'a proportion above zero and up to one' in this test.}

The Amazing Randi does a rope trick:

'Really bad analogies written by High School students'

'La Surprise du Chef !' - a french underwear advert
To be honest, i don't think i'd want that to happen to me...

'The Art Of Ironing' - a steam iron ad, in which a guy makes famous art portraits, by creasing and uncreasing a white sheet. Surprisingly good stuff!

'Epic Bus Ad from Denmark' with English subtitles

A Durex condom ad. Apparently banned, but that's unlikely.

'Zona sama w domu' (a woman at home) - another condom ad, demonstrating that they empower women too :D

Oh - how geeky is this! Action figures of famous physicists :)

"No stopping" :D
Oh, The Hamster Wheel - how i miss you, already!

Inside a kiss:
Fascinating, and disgusting, yet fascinating, but disgusting :-/

"Boob": the perfect word :D

'Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge In The World' My new hero :)

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