Monday, 27 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Also on a separate note can anyone recommend a good book or two? I have some Waterstones vouchers and am stocking up for my holiday in 2 weeks! I will of course being buying this one if I don't win it but it's not on the shelves until after I leave for pastures sunny.
Saturday, 18 July 2009
This film stars none other than the ballsy Sacha Baron Cohen himself and tells the story of Brüno, presenter of Funkyzeit who after he is banished from the fashion world following an incident with his new velcro jumpsuit, heads to LA to be the "most famous Austrian since Hitler". What ensues in his attempt to become world famous is a series of hilarious stunts such as swapping his i-pod for an african baby, trying to bring peace in the middle east but getting Hamas confused with housmous and in an attempt to get himself kidnapped tells a terrorist leader in Lebanon that he thinks Osama Bin Laden looks like a “dirty wizard”. Luckily for Cohen he is just asked to leave at this point and it seems throughout the entire film gets away with not being killed. The simulated gay sex scene at an anti-gay fighting ring gets quite violent as the crowd start throwing metal chairs at him.
The film is full of stunts and the odd celeb wind up, trying to make a sex tape with Ron Paul -the 2008 presidential candidate and interviewing Paula Abdul about her humanitarian work while they use his mexican gardeners as chairs.
There are a mix of actors and reality stars in the film, some so unbelievable its almost hard to believe they are not acting. One mother had no problems with her baby 'losing 10 pounds' for a photo shoot!
The film is more shocking than Borat ever was. Just think the naked fight scene times about 10. How most of this footage got passed the cut I don't know because it was for me without doubt one of the most shocking films I have ever seen but possibly one of the funniest. Baron is a truely dedicated comedian who will see a joke right through to the very end.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
In other non-writing related news I have just weighed myself and I have lost half a stone in 5 weeks! I can't believe it. I put it all down to this:
It came with a free pedometer which is a bit huge=mongous but it really works. The programme sets you an amount of steps to do per day based on all your stats which really encourages you to get up and walk around more. I no longer wheel over to the filing cabinets on my chair at work, I actually get up and walk those 3 or 4 steps. I go walking at lunchtime instead of surfing the net. If you have a nintendo ds I really recommend this if your trying to lose weight or if you just want to get fit. It comes with loads of hints and tips for eating well and exercising and even sets you challenges for the day which you feel a little guilty if you don't complete.
Right I'm off shopping!!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Sorry for the mundane post but this is what it does to me.
I have no news or writing progress reports as I hardly did anything this week. Truth be told I have been knackered all week and this weekend has barely shown itself to me. Today I finally sorted my tip of a bedroom out so I have now space to walk across the floor without amputating a foot in the process. Yesterday pops and I went to a lovely Cornish Market at our local where we bought lashing of clotted cream and scones. One complaint though was the fact they had no scrumpy - whats all that about. I still have to recommend it though - www.cornwallinyourkitchen.com The Cornish Yarg is particularly yummy but not strong if you like that sort of thing. Here's to next weekend!!