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Ugh, i am fed up being bombarded by these rediculous adverts whenever i watch TV after 11pm. Sure, at first they were funny, but they are beginning to annoy me. I don't know if you people lucky enough to live outside of the UK get these adverts, so i provided an example video. Do i really want to pay 50p per text to chat to a hot, single girls in my area...no i don't.
How many people actually text into these things? I am kind of tempted to just to see what the response is. Not just those adverts, all of them that fall into that category of "text in to find something out!" Not only do i not want to flirt with sluts via text, i also don't want to know what sex my baby is going to be, the initials of my next lover or how compatible i am with my girlfriend...i mean how many people take pride/joy in knowing that a random name generator thingy thinks you are 80% right for someone. Or even worse, do people break-up with someone because this thing tells them they are only 2% compatible.
Probably not, but why do they do it then? Fun...haha, don't make me laugh.
I don't know whether i'm imagining it, or maybe it's just around my area, i'm not sure, but has anyone else noticed that there are so many of these things around. Once a week (at least) i'll see a group of screaming sixteen year olds with their heads (or hands, or both) hanging out the windows shouting and screaming with really loud, crap, music blaring from within. I really find it hard to restrain myself, as seeing a pink limo seems to set off some kind of rage sensor i have and i feel the urge to throw stuff and shout abuse at it and it's occupants. The picture i've used is misleading, as the pink limos i'm refering to are like a 30ft high and 400ft long hummer. I hate to think how much these people are paying to look like complete idiots, when they could probably just walk down the street and look like an idiot for free.
Okay, so that was pretty much just going to be my post right there, but then i saw an advert on TV just 2 seconds ago that pisses me off aswell. I think it's a UK advert, so you wont have seen it in the US, but it's an advert for the new Renault Megane. The advert can be seen here.
"Remember when you said you'd never buy a Renault?"
The rest of the advert is good, it's that line that annoys me. If there was a time when i said i'd never buy a Renault, would it not be better to not remind me of that in your advert. Also, chances ar that releasing an updated version of an old car isn't gonna get me to change my mind and buy a Renault. I'm more than likely to turn around and say "oh yeah, i remember when i said i'd never buy a Renault, meh." Again, this could just be me, everyone else could find it marvelous.
I want more of this!
Recently i purchased an unlimited card at my local cinema which means i can watch all the movies that my heart desires for only £11.59 a month. I only have to go see three movies a month to save money by buying this, i can't believe it's taken me so long to get it. Before i got this card, i went to the cinema on a friday or saturday night maybe twice a month, but to get my monies worth i have been going a lot more often now.
So, in the past couple of weeks i have been to 3 or 4 early showings, say 11am, during the week and it's amazed me how many people go to the cinema by themselves! I would fell really awkward going to see a film on my own, and frankly find it a bit odd that others don't. Don't get me wrong, i don't judge the people i see, thinking they obviously have no friends or whatever, cause i'm sure they do, but i just can't ever see myself wanting to go to the movies by myself.
So, have you ever gone to the cinema by yourself? If you have, why, and do you enjoy seeing a movie (in the cinema) by yourself or with friends?
That's right ladies and gentlemen, i have a new found respect for Elton John. Don't get me wrong, i had a certain amount of respect for him already. No-one who has heard Rocketman could say that this man does not have a great song writing ability, and those who have seen pictures of his stage shows could not deny that the man has style. What i hadn't realised though, was how difficult it is to sing and play piano at the same time!
Now, i am a fairly good guitarist (even if i do say so myself), and i've never found singing and playing guitar at the same time particularly challenging. Having been playing piano since i was like 9, i thought singing and playing a piece of music similtaniously would be fairly simple aswell. Oh how i was mistaken. I got the piano down pretty easily, and i deliberately picked a song that didn't sound too difficult (Sorry seems to be the Hardest Word), but whenever i tried to open my motuh i just screwed up the piano completely. Elton John makes it looks so simple!
What's wrong with me?
A couple of days ago i decided it was about time i started getting myself into a Christmassy mood, seeing as it is a mere 2 days until the first door on my advent calender needs to be opened. The best way to do this, i thought, was to watch some Christmassy movies. It just so happened that The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause was on TV, Four Christmases had just come out in the cinema and i dug out my copy of Bad Santa on DVD (which i hadn't watched yet).
Now, could i get much more Christmassy than that, movies that mention Santa Clause and Christmas should get me firmly in the mood. But no! None of these films left me with that nice, warm feeling that you get inside when you realise Christmas is just round the corner. I was bitterly disappointed. It also didn't help that The Santa Clause 3 must be one of the worst movies ever made. Four Christmases denied that Santa exists! I don't want that from my holiday flick, i want to be assured that a fat little man in a red suit carefully places my presents under the tree. The word "*bleep*" and its variations are used 147 times while "shit" appears 34 times amid a total of 243 profanities in Bad Santa...what!?
It then dawned on me, that i couldn't name a good Christmas film to come out this decade. This made me sad. So i had to watch Miracle on 34th Street to cheer me up, my favourite Christmas movie of all time!
Feel free to tell me what your favourite Christmas movie is.
Okay, I really don't have a clue where I am going with this blog. It's really just a way for me to rant on (and on, and on) about stuff that interests me, but probably few others. Seeing as i don't know what to expect, i can't really give you a good idea , so you'll have to read to find out.
A short introduction first is probably necessary, as i'm sure very few, if any, of you actually know who i am. I am a nineteen year old English literature and Film/Theatre student living in Glasgow, Scotland. Which is a great city by the way. I barely do any work at university though, and my attendance is shocking, so i don't really know how this whole degree thing is gonna turn out. Erm, my interests i suppose are books, movies, writing, football (sport in general really, i like a fair few, both playing and watching), gaming and going down the pub for a few pints with friends. You can pretty much guarentee that the majority of my posts will be concerning these things. I don't wanna rabble on, so i'll leave it there for now, and maybe reveal more as time passes.
I was going to have an opinionated section of this post, but i figure an introduction will do for now, and then i'll crack on with forcing my feelings and opinions (of which i have plenty) on you tomorrow. Also, pat on the back for whoever knows what the title of this post is in reference to.
Oh, and fancy bloggy layout stuff will be coming soon, hopefully.