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Bill Hicks on Hey Hey It’s Saturday

Everyone needs to see this. Bill Hicks, if you don’t know, is probably one of the best comedians ever to grace this Earth before his early demise. Sometimes I wish he was still here, I would of loved to have heard his thought on the latest Bush Administration and what they got into. I just know he would of been one of the first to speak out. Listening to some of his comedy routines you’d be surprised to know he’s actually talking about Bush Senior..

Anyways, he was known for his non-censorship. He liked to swear, he liked to say his mind which makes one of his last stand ups wasn’t even aired on Letterman’s show, it left some bad feelings between the two, who were mates as far as i can tell with what I read online.

I suppose this is what makes this clip online even more amusing. For the overseas people, the show “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” started as a early morning kids tv show. Eventually throughout the years before its cancellation it became prime time’s family friendly lite entertainment variety hour (actually couple of hours at it’s height). I remember reading somewhere (I think it was Helen Razor’s book) that the host Daryl Somers told the audience not to clap after UK’s Reef demolished the set after a particularly excited performance of one of their songs. (he said “don’t clap at them. they are on drugs.” or something to that effect) You can tell why I find Bill’s appearance on this show all the more amusing. You have to say though, even not swearing the man is funny.


The New Years Fan Experiment

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Some drunk friends decided to make the night really “glow”. We hooked up some glow sticks with boring old sticky tape and then ran the fan on max power. A couple of weeks ago I saw the friend again, she told me that, the silly string and everything else made her buy a new fan. Thank god it was outside.

Dollhouse – Ghost (A review)

Joss Whedon (if you don’t know who that is, seriously. Come on. Wiki and enjoy the good TV :P) this week released his new television show on Fox, the same TV station that screwed him over with Firefly, believe it or not.

This evening I got my junk food, sat down and watched the pilot episode, and enjoyed it.

Yeah, I’m not a Joss nut. I enjoyed Firefly immensely, Buffy and Angel were fun but it’s not essential TV viewing for me. This show I’m not exactly too sure with yet.

Eliza Dushku plays a down on her luck girl who has obviously run into some trouble in her life. She finds the illegal and highly mysterious “Dollhouse” and offers to work for them for five years, where she becomes “Echo”. The catch? She exists in a simple, mind wiped state until she is needed – when they implant her with any personality the company needs her for. The rich and important hire her for a night out where she will genuinely fall in love with you, next day she’s a hostage negotiator. Everything she experiences is then wiped and she’s back to her clean slate for the next day. But can you really wipe a soul?

That’s the story that Joss is going for here. Slowly in her wiped state she begins to click, form bonds with the other actives. We don’t see much of that in the first episode, but we do discover that the memory implants aren’t exactly perfect – the negotiator profile of the real person who it was copied happened to have been tortured as a little girl and the kidnapper of the case she is working on happens to be the same man, so she has to deal with these brand new fears implanted into her.

While most police and the general public think that the Dollhouse is a myth, one cop disagrees and continues to hunt for these people, even interfering with proper police cases and getting himself into trouble.

Unlike most other Joss stories, there’s not a whole lot of mystery to start off with. In the opening episode of Firefly we were wondering who all these characters are and where do they come from (and still do today). Apart from Echo’s seedy past, there’s not much else to go with. I have faith that there’s more to this story, I’m guessing it will be a slow reveal. Let’s hope not too slow. And it’s not as humorous as Joss’s previous work. All of his other stuff has had some great moments you can’t help but giggle at, even though it’s not meant to be a comedy piece. Having Joss in this serious mode is a little unusual..

The acting is pretty good too. Eliza does a great job playing a different characters this week. One moment a happy go lucky 20 something to a serious “don’t mess with me” woman who sorts out hostage negotiations..

So far I like but not overly impressed. I’ll keep watching for the moment. Hopefully things will slowly unravel and I will be able to smile in acknowledgement as I rewatch it much later on down the track.

New podcast!

Here’s the latest podcast @thevixy and I did last week.

Show Notes –

Opening Song – The Jerrys – Ticket To Ride – http://tinyurl.com/aevk8y

“You are rubbing off on me…” – http://tinyurl.com/c5xmrz

Doctor Who – http://tinyurl.com/hapd4

Oldest Animal Fossils Discovered – http://tinyurl.com/d23zvy

Record-Breaking Breasts – http://tinyurl.com/c96mmt

Closing Song – Hello Saferide! – Anna – http://tinyurl.com/cdz9xx


Superman Social Media

@thevixy and @tmofee talk about Hancock, Social Media and the holidays..

Mobile post sent by Vixy using Utterlireply-count Replies.  mp3

Matt Smith is Doctor Who #11

Can you believe it? I’m shocked an genuinely surprised. This guy will be the next Doctor Who.

I went to bed last night. Very late. Not because I was staying up waiting for the announcement, more because of World of Warcraft ;). I had my bets down that it would be James Nesbitt. I could see him playing a more crazy character than Tennant and he’s worked with Steven Moffat before on Jekyll. But no! Like a few people tried to tell me that it would be an unknown for the role. They used to do that with The Doctors in the past – get actors who had worked more in theatre than on TV/Movies but since the show has restarted they have gotten actors who may not be the biggest names, but at least well known. Chris had been in Amercian films, David’s starred in a whole lot of good TV (as well as Harry Potter) before getting the role.

He’s so young! I can’t believe that the new Doctor is a year younger than me! Even Peter Davison was 29 when he got the role! It’s going to bring an interesting part to the character. A Time Lord, well experienced with Time, Spaced and whatever is going to be looked down upon by many others in the show as some punk kid. Probably the most interesting thing I thought about was the relationship with River Song. If she does return and she’s not a one off character, how can they really hook up a 26 year old guy with a 45 year old woman? Moffat has said in interviews that River has seen future versions of the Doctor. My guess is have Doc 10 and River have something between them and then regenerate him! Have her deal with a very very younger man than she expected. It’s been said that she is meant to be The Doctor’s wife. Now I very much doubt they’ll go that far but it would be an interesting part of the show to have The Doctor finally fall for someone and then change. We’ll see I suppose.

Here’s a clip from the BBC youtube page. This is taken from the Confidential special they showed last night in the UK. What do you all think?

Gordon Ramsay – Humbie Pie (review)

Please excuse me if there a little more spelling errors than usual – I’m away on my little eeepc and I still havent properly gotten used to the tiny keyboard yet.

Read Humble Pie today by Gordon Ramsay. In typical Terry reading style I think this is a record. The only other novel i finished in one day was Fight Club, and that’s because it’s such a tny book.

What’s it about? It’s Ramsay’s Autobiography and it’s not too bad. After reading his novel, you can tell why he is the way he is. Abusive, terrible childhood onto abusive reactions from some of the best chefs in the world. I’m not saying he’s an absolute bastard, but you can tell why he loses his temper and why he expects perfection in the kitchen. After working his arse off from nothing, you’re damn right he’s not going to settle for second best.

Even going into his personal life, he’s quite up to admitting he’s not alwys been a model citizen. What’s surprising though given his “take no nonsense” approach to life is how much he constantly gives to his junky brother in his life. I have to say, that chapter seems like more “here’s my side of the story” than anything else – at books release his brother was going to the tabloids and talking about Gordon to feed his habit.

Apart from that, he doesn’t talk about his wife or family too much. Focuses on his early years and his legal woes there to his restaurant empire and beng on TV. He kind of brushes through those difficult early years when he was working for some very dodgy characters. Understandable I suppose, but sometimes your left going “who is he talking about here, again?” I’ve heard his second biography book is more about the business side to it all. Maybe he talks about it more there? Anyways, I like reading about these peoples lives, not their business lives. I don’t think I’ll get the second book.

This book was good, but his style of writing felt a bit impersonal, like it was hard enough for him to write what he has. Almost if he were telling this to a reporter and not his diary. I recently read Richard Hammond’s book about his terrible crash and that felt far more personal. Still worth the read and not as much swearing at all in it. What’s got into you, man!