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September 22, 2006

Vader-maid

Wedding procession led by flower girl in Vader helmet. 'the procession was led by a little girl in a Darth Vader helmet while a "hipster-country" version of the Imperial March played.'

Another beautiful Airstream refit

AIRSTREAM COMMEMORATES 75th
with a New Limited Edition Anniversary Model
. One day. You will be mine. You will...

September 19, 2006

Maddie in the baby rucksack



If you're wondering about the bleating in the background, we were at the Egham ¨Royal¨ Show...

September 14, 2006

What utter rubbish

Shannon and I were going to go to the cinema tonight. Here's what is on: Beerfest | CRANK | LITTLE MAN | PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2 | Pulse | Right At Your Door | Talladega Nights | THE SENTINEL | THE WICKER MAN | YOU ME AND DUPREE. I hadn't really heard of any of these movies. I quit following what was coming out when I moved back to the UK from the US, partially because of the delay in release dates here.

So i read a couple of the summaries of these movies. The first, Beerfest:

'American brothers Todd and Jan Woodhouse travel to Germany to scatter their grandfather’s ashes. Once there however, they stumble across ‘Beerfest’; the ultimate challenge in beer drinking. Their German cousins are less than impressed at their arrival and attempt to throw them out of the tournament. The brothers have other ideas however, and return with a group of drinkers to take part in the event.'

The second, Pulse:

'A computer hacker receives a strange and mysterious message from his computer, leading to a group of students having to fight for their lives as the alien signal slowly begins to tap into their email and mobile systems, with the intent of killing them. Unable to escape from the bug the students have to pull together to rid the world of the evil source of power.'

What utter rubbish. As for the rest.

Crank is about a guy that has to keep his adrenalin levels high or he will die. Little man is about dwarf who pretends to be a baby. Pirates of the Caribbean 2 is..well. more Pirates of the Caribbean. Right at Your Door is about the spread of 'toxic ash' from a bomb in LA. It's utter, utter rot. That leaves me with Will Farrell being Will Farrell, Owen Wilson being Owen Wilson and the Sentinel, which may be the only hope but looks like it's been a disaster with reviewers.

Is it any wonder that ticket sales keep sliding at the cinema? If anyone from the movie industry is out there, I'd like this to be really clear to you: You are losing money not because of the 'digital revolution', but because you are releasing utter shite targeted at pre-adolescents. I have a brain. Please help me use it.

September 09, 2006

Stunning bit of Braun for sale

eBay: 21: Braun AG, Frankfurt am Main. Radio-Phono Combinatio (item 200025511864 end time Sep-18-06 10:00:00 PDT)

Take a look at the rest of the lot if you have time. Some really cool 60s TVs, and modern furniture.