Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Horst Wackerbath

Malcolm Tucker I Love Thee

One of my favourite tv comedies ever to of graced the screens is 'The Thick of It', a brilliant political comedy by Armando Iannucci. One of my favourite characters is the magnificant and terrifying Malcolm Tucker who is played by Peter Capaldi who plays this role sublimely well. Not at all like the other characters he's played such as his character in 'Local Hero' or in 'The Vicar of Dibley'. Anyway here is some of my favourite Malcolm-eske quotes:
1)"Come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off!"
2)"You are a real boring fuck. Sorry, I know you disapprove of swearing so I'll sort that out: you are a boring F, star, star, CUNT!"
3)“Darling, I wouldn’t piss on you if you were fucking allergic to piss.”
4)“You’re so back-bench, you’ve actually fucking fallen off. You’re out by the fucking bins where I put you."
5)“Get over here. Now. Might be advisable to wear brown trousers and a shirt the colour of blood.”

Friday, 18 June 2010

Old Pics

So just found some old pics from a project I did quite a while ago as part of an extra humanities module.

My kind of matador

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Sunday, 13 June 2010


So, one of the recent tutor group meetings that I attended gave me the inspiration to write this post. A woman in my group brought up the subject of natural medicine and so I thought I'd post a few youtube Tim Minchin clips which sum up my feelings very succinctly.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Apparently Americans are happier than the English


At long last Last of the Summer Wine has been cancelled!!! This calls for some form of celebration. This show for me is one of the most depressing and boring shows ever to grace the screens. It is synonymous with the horrible feelings on a Sunday night knowing that a Monday morning is soon to follow. There should be uplifting shows on a Sunday night or shows telling you how lucky you are, not village comedy's like this. Mind you I don't really watch television anymore, ever since Iplayer there is absolutely no need to sit through mind numbingly boring programs when it's possible to watch whatever I want whenever I want. Other programs that I would be quite happy about getting the axe include; Eastenders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, anything with a panel of judges, the next top model series, Songs of Praise and Loose Women. Just thinking about them has made me angry. I would be so much happier if the schedules were purely filled with news, documentaries and funny comedy programs. Oh well I can't have everything. Anyway here's proof that Last of the Summer Wine has been cancelled if anybody thought it was too good to be true:

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Special Study

Every now and again we are alowed to chose a module to do ourselves from a list of several options. On one occasion a little while ago I chose the humanities option which included a look at outside art, more specifically the art produced by mental health patients. This is a fascinating form of art which I took a particular liking to, more often than not just because I like the colour employed in these pieces. I don't know the artists for the following but I like them, not to sure if there mental health patients either but I like. :-)

Where's Wally

Just now I went on the web and was looking at random pictures on google images as I do sometimes when I get bored. I came accross this famous Bosch painting below which I think is pretty cool. What I particularly like is how detailed it is with each section of the painting reflecting some small story.

I think that it ingnites the same fascination I had with where's wally books as a kid. I love these busy pictures because you can get so much from them, I feel like they change every time I look at them.

A poem written from a hospital bed


Out of the night that covers me
Black as the pit from pole to pole
I thanks whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall, find me unafraid.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul

William Ernest Henley - 1875

Giant Sinkhole

Ahhhh, as if there wasn't enough already for nature to throw at us now there's the GIANT SINKHOLE. Recently after a unhealthy smattering of storms in Guetemala the hole below opened up swallowing with it a clothing factory, fortunately no one was hurt. Apparently it's 30metres deep although this picture says otherwise. I'm not really sure but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to fall down it.

Here's another very nice looking sink hole. Sink hole being a phrase which lends itself very nicely to innuendo. E.g. "Here's a picture of your mums sinkhole."