Saturday, December 24, 2005

Heigh ho! Who is there?

The people in the house across the road have had, of late, a lot of builders in, and an awful lot of wood delivered. No one seems to know quite what they're up to.

My theory is that the house is a nest of evil pagans and that they're building a wicker man in order to celebrate their winter festival by burning a hapless Christian.

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Hang on...

If everyone's favourite comic-book terrorists HYDRA are (is? Someone check that for me) named after the many headed serpent of Greek mythology, why is their logo an image of a skeletal octopus?

Monday, December 19, 2005


From the Image Comics solicitations for next March:

March 8 o 224 pg o BW o $17.99

written by MARK ANDREWS
forward by INCREDIBLES creator BRAD BIRD

It's foreword, cretins.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I Kick Arse For The Ape!

I read a review of Peter Jackson's King Kong that said it was "surprisingly heartbreaking". Now, the "heartbreaking" bit I get, but really, how "surprising" can it be? It's King Bloody Kong! It's not exactly an obscure film...

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Has anyone ever seen a DVD that has the "multi angle" feature? Because I don't think I've ever encountered one...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

We Only Ask The Tough Questions

Who benefits from the greater level of famosity; Famous Amos, or Famous Dave?

Answers in the Comments, please.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

Wondering who that blue fellow was in my Avengers line up? It was (the) Beast, Dr Henry McCoy (also called "Hank", because everyone named Henry in a Marvel comic is called Hank 98% of the time, which was somewhat confusing for the young 'Splurge), and everyone will know him next year because of this:

Oh my stars and garters!

Finally! An X-Men film where I have some interest in one of the characters!

Friday, December 02, 2005


Has anyone seen any reviews of Mario Smash Football in the British gaming magazines? Because if there's one game I'm going to buy a GameCube for...

Avengers Assemble Again!

Because Dave sort-of-demanded it (time to full-screen your browser for full-on AvengerScope!):
She-HulkBeastCaptain AmericaCaptain Marvel/Photon/PulsarWaspSpider-ManThor

I did this once about a year ago too. As you can see, the roster has expanded, and Quasar's been retired for being naffer than I thought he was last year.

Images courtesy, again, of Micro Héros.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Tooth Bone's Connected To...

My wisdom teeth extraction was very easy, so much so that they didn't even need to stitch up the wounds afterwards. And I've suffered none of the usual after-effects, so I consider myself very lucky.

Except that about a week and a half after I had the surgery, a big yellow and red bruise appeared on my arm where they put the anaesthetic in, it hasn't gone away yet, and it hurts like a bugger, especially after I've been carrying all these boxes and bits and pieces around.

It's certainly not the after-effect I was imagining...

... On A Jetplane...

'Bye home!

That's our home for the past few years, emptied ready for someone else to move in. I'm actually surprised at how much I'll miss the old place.