Wednesday, December 24, 2008


So here it is, the review of the year, the time when I look back over the year and give you lists and comments on this year past. Well maybe I should have done this sooner, as my year has just been completely ruined, and possibly my life as well. So here we go, review of the year...

Top Films

1.Dark Knight-A masterpiece of epic, engaging, relevant cinema and film-making.
Wall-E-Possibly the best animated film ever, this has charm, humour and nuance, brilliant.
Juno-One of the best written, and best acted comedies of recent years.
2.There Will Be Blood-An epic masterpiece, headlined by a startling turn by Mr Day-lewis
3.Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford-tail end of 2007, so included here, magnificent.
4.Hellboy 2-Funnier than the first, with a great sense of fun and adventure.
5.No Country For Old Men-A modern western that isn't all that modern.
6.[REC]/Quarantine-Pretty much the same film, and both as scary as hell
7.Orphanage-A brilliant, mesmerising film, with a great twist
8.Hancock-Funniest thing will smith has done in years, and rntertaining as always
9.In Bruges-sweary, funny, brilliant
10.Charlie Wilsons War-sharp, funny and true. great performances.

Worthy Of Note

Iron Man
Shine A Light
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Gone Baby Gone
Burn After Reading
Sweeney Todd

Top Albums

1.Nicole Atkins-Neptune City
2.The Datsuns-Headstunts
3.The Offspring-Rise and fall, rage and grace
4.Steven Wilson-Insurgentes
5.AC/DC-Black Ice
6.Ginger-Market Harbour
7.Wildhearts-Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before Vol.1
9.Seasick Steve-Started Off With Nothin'...
10.Nick Cave-Dig Lazarus, Dig


'A' Reforming
Getting back into games and reading more
Miniatures battles, mucho fun


Most of the rest of the year...
Breaking my ankle
Not finding a new job
not getting anywhere further in life
my body creaking and groaning its way through the year
financial problems
...and finally, today. the company i work for going into administration meaning my job is very much at risk, which would destroy me financially, not to mention the fact it's kinda ruined Christmas for me.

So there it was, the review of the year. Not a great year, with a terrible end.

But regardless, merry Christmas to you all, have a wonderful time.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's all part of the plan

Well isn't it lovely, Christmas is almost here! I am of course, stressed to hell because of the incompetence/laziness/wilful disobedience of the people I work with, coupled with the total disregard management has for being a good manager(nothing new) and the compound problems caused by the problems we now have to cope with following the collapse of woolworths(hint, I work for a store that used EUK as a distributor...and they were owned by woolworths, causing us to have no stock for a while...and now only have variable stock thanks to management buying direct from the suppliers...oh and we can't see gift cards, order in store, and you can't order online...all of which makes customers rather cross, and us rather stressed). Anyway, this has been the cause, among other things of my absence in the last month or so-my mood has been variable to say the least. I will however be starting to poast more regularly in the new year, and will have a review of the year along with lists(I love lists) and such very soon...just as soon as I remember what the hell was released this year. In the meantime scoot over to Big Beat From Badsville and have a fun lead up to Christmas.

< Motor-fucking-head! Farscape-The Best Thing Ever, wooo!!!!