Sep 21, 2005 · 1 minute read
AMAZING FANTASY #16
Written by Simon Furman
Penciled by JAMES RAIZ
Cover by LUCIO PARILLO
The fans have spoken in Marvel’s second online pole for which character will get revamped in AMFAN. Friends and foes alike, may we introduce to you Death’s Head 3.0!
I’m not crying, yes? It’s tears of joy, yes? The continuing adventures of a freelance peacekeeping agent…oh goodness.
Sep 20, 2005 · 1 minute read
Yesterday most disturbing sight: was it the scantily-clad CGI women turning into a giant chicken to entice Gonzo, or the female Blue Peter presenters dressing up in Japanase fetish outfits?
In other news, can we call on the USA to refund the taxpayers of the UK?
I mean, come on, if you don’t want the rations, you could at least send them back rather than burning them.
Rachel Stevens’s new album first impressions: I really don’t see what everybody’s jumping up and down about. On the first listen, it’s not as good as Anniemal
. Although it will annoy purist Cure fans, and annoying purists is always fun.
Sep 17, 2005 · 2 minute read
Or obsessed. But I did wake up at 11:30 on the dot this morning, clump down the stairs, and switch the TV on to watch Lauren Laverne’s new job as presenter of cd:uk (as before - yes there are other presenters, but really now, they don’t count).
I have a feeling she’s not going to have quite as much as a free hand as she did on Planet Pop
, but I thought it was okay as these things go. Some fun bits!
To Westlife: “imagine your new album as a pie - how much of that pie would be covers?”
On coming back from the new Robbie Williams video: “and on the basis of that video, he’s the new Sting” (complete with a disdainful look on her face)
Bonus points to Franz Ferdinand for getting “I blew him before ya” out at 11:55am on a Saturday. While wearing Dennis The Menace outfits (I have warmed up to the new FF single, probably due to the video, the I Should Be So Lucky
breakdown at the end, and realising that they’ve nicked the riff from Go West. It’s the greatest comedy single of the year). (oh, followed shortly after by Lauren adding cheap sausage humour)
Note to Black-haired Tatu girl: a parka isn’t going to keep you warm if you chop it off just above the navel, you know…I hear it gets pretty nippy in Russia, so you might want to find the other half of that coat.
Interestingly, the show has jettisoned the sales chart, in favour of MiTracks
, an on-line voting thingy. Look at Myleene’s choices
, and weep
Sep 14, 2005 · 2 minute read
Mr. Ken Livingstone (Brent, East) : Will the Leader of the House find time
to debate the terms of reference of the Calcutt inquiry and in a form that
allows us to move amendments so that we can ensure that the inquiry
investigates why it was that when Colin Wallace drew the attention of child
abuse in Kincora to the attention of his superior in 1974 no action was
taken and six further years of child abuse ensued? That inquiry should also
investigate the links between the late Airey Neave--in writing--with Colin
Wallace, commissioning work from Colin Wallace to continue his
disinformation activities. It should also investigate the information passed
by Airey Neave to Peter Wright, in Peter Wright's capacity as an MI5
officer, about figures in public life. It should investigate the meeting
held between Peter Wright and the late Airey Neave in the period immediately
before the decision of Airey Neave to offer his campaign services to the
right hon. Member for Finchley (Mrs. Thatcher). It should
investigate the meeting that took place in the Cumberland hotel a week
before the murder of Airey Neave, when Airey Neave sought to recruit a
former officer of MI6 to set up a small group to involve itself in the
internal struggles of the Labour party.
Isn’t 1970s Britain fun, eh, readers?
Sep 12, 2005 · 1 minute read
Who else is looking forward to the next time England gets thrashed in the cricket? (‘WE WON! Yes, after almost twenty years of losing, you finally won the Ashes. Have a cookie. And come back when you’ve done it three times in a row)
Now, since getting a phone call this afternoon telling me that I was unemployed as of last Tuesday, I’ve had some time to get acquainted with the new Guardian format
. It’s not too bad, actually; I still mourn the loss of Helvetica, and I guess it won’t be as much fun to read in the JCR anymore, but I like the American/European feel of the new front page with stories running off in all directions. There are a few odd font issues (for example, the Hamas story on page 17 looks like it’s headlined in a lower weight than any other story in the paper), but oooh! look at the double spread photo in the middle of the paper!
And! A teeny-tiny G2! What more could you ask for (a job, I guess)?
Sep 10, 2005 · 1 minute read
If you’re in Chapel Hill on the night in question, I hear it’s a fun night!