Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Gifts for Ben...

...and anyone else as perverted as he is... :P

Nah, not really. You'll love it. Kept me disturbingly amused for a good 10 minutes...you almost forget what you're looking at. If you want to mystery solved click here.

Requiem for my lost innocence...

Ok, finally, after saying for years that I really need to see Requiem For a Dream, I finally saw it tonight. I think I died a little inside. Whatever childish innocence managed to be left to me after American Psycho disappeared in a puff of smoke (no pun intended) while I watched this film.




It's brilliant. It's real, it's dirty, it's bleak, and yet still darkly humorous when it's not making you want to kill yourself. It shows that addiction can be so much more than just drugs, and that it's so very easy to let things take over your life, whether they be substances, a fixation on certain ideas, or even simply an overwhelming wish for everything to go right, but it ultimately failing because we fail to think of the long term, and think in terms of instant gratification; what will make us feel good in the now, which in the end only gives you unreal expectations, filling your days with denial and delusion.

It's not a happy film, and it is essentially about drugs and addiction. There is no happy ending, the characters make no peaceful resolutions. You will not finish this film and feel good, but the sheer force of the story telling makes this film well worth seeing. Don't deny yourself this view into a world that is not so completely unlike our own. Maybe it's not you, but it could be someone you know or love, or even a friend of a friend. What the film really shows is it could be anyone, and it's so easy to fall. So easy you may not even notice until it's too late.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I couldn't resist...



Come on, you'll forgive me for this one...

Pretty people + WHITE SUITS + robobots? = EUROVISION!!!!!

OMG It's EUROVISION!!!

Get your Euro gear and Euro snacks out people. Second weekend in May is EUROVISION on SBS at 8:30. Preliminaries are on Saturday the 12th, and Finals are Sunday the 13th. I'll be getting my white suit out for my Eurovision party, where will you be?

Just a taste of the winners for the last few years:

(2004) Ruslana - Ukraine!!!! Xena with hot Ukranian Viking guys, and scantily leather-clad women. I don't know how you can go wrong.



(2005) Elena Paparizou - Greece. Ok, song sucks balls, but it's pure Euro. Bootscooting, Irish-Dancing Greek men who thrust their chests and a woman with a skirt so short you can see her bra...besides the guys are wearing...wait for it...white.



(2006) Lordi - Finland. No words...should have sent a poet. With gems such as "Arockaplyse", and "the day of Rockening". Come on people, gold! Besides, they're all so very hot. ;)



And just one more for good measure...for me it truly epitomizes Eurovision... Sakis Rouvas from Greece for Eurovision 2004...

1) WHITE SUITS
2) He pulls scarves out of god knows where...
3) The music is appalling...
4) For some unknown reason they do the river dance thing again...
5) The WHITE SUITS get removed to reveal shimmery, gold, very scant bikinis...seriously watch closely, if you blink you might think they legitimately just have disappearing clothes!
6) A midriff singlet on a guy!
7) The perfect finale to any song is of course when two women rip a man's clothes off...

Enjoy!



And with that I bid you good night. Enjoy the fun of Eurovision, and I'll see you next time. I wonder what treats Finland will have in store for us...