Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nicholas Courtney (16 December 1929 – 22 February 2011)

Actor Nicholas Courtney died aged 81 on Tuesday and was best known to Doctor Who viewers as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. His episodes were some of the first I ever saw as a kid and he has been a favourite of mine since. I can't put in to words how sad I feel about his passing but a fellow Who fan managed to get across my thoughts exactly

The passing of an era. At the side of, and butting heads with, many Doctors over the years, he survived Daleks, Cybermen, Zygons, Autons and several dozen other menaces. Despite the Doctor’s often withering contempt, he always stood his ground with honor. In the end, he fell to the one foe which cannot be overcome, not even by a Time Lord. He will be remembered, and sorely missed. Stand down, Brigadier. Your duty is done.


Brigadier: Oh dear. Women, not really my field.
The Doctor: Don't worry, Brigadier, people will be shooting at you soon.

Please check out my quote of the week underneath this post.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Quote of the Week # 4 - The Third Doctor (Planet of The Daleks)

"Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway."

10 Reasons Why I Love Batman: The Movie

1 - "let's try to leave as inconspicuous as we can - through the window".

2 - You get your moneys worth with all the vehicles in it. To the Batmobile, To the Batboat, To the Batcopter.

3 - The shark attack scene.

4 - The torpedo being stopped by that brave porpoise ("He gave his life to save ours").

5 - Everything in the Batcave is labelled.

6 - Admiral: We haven't done anything foolish, have we?
Batman (grimly): Disposing a pre-atomic submarine to persons who don't even leave their full addresses?

7 - Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb...

8 - Maybe I was a bit thick but when I was a kid I was always impressed when they were climbing up the side of a building.

9 - Robin: But what if the Riddler stays true to his words?
Batman: Then I'll bash him BRUTALLY.

10 - Adam West's overacting.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Car for SEAL!

Walking home from work the other day along a road which is known as a hot spot for people parking cars they want to sell I noticed something wrong with one of the signs. After taking this picture* I spent the next six hours pissing myself laughing at this rather unfortunate advertisement.

*The picture isn't as good as I wanted as I was using an old camera phone.


Got this on sunday. Been wanting to get a football related tattoo for years but only now managed it

I absolutely love it. My friend Jason has done a great job.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Quote of the Week # 3 - Charlie Brown & Linus (Snoopy Come Home)

[Charlie Brown picks up a rock from the beach, and throws it into the water]
Linus: Nice going, Charlie Brown. It took that rock 4,000 years to get to shore, and now you've thrown it back.
Charlie Brown: Everything I do makes me feel guilty.

Sonic the Hedgehog!?! Nah, I was an 8bit Dizzy Egg fan.

Anyone remember The Dizzy series of computer games? They were published by Codemasters and were one of the most successful European computer game brands of the late 1980s. They were based around an intelligent egg-like creature called Dizzy and would typically involve him trying to save his friends and family the Yolkfolk from the schemes of his arch nemesis the evil wizard Zaks.

Most of the games in the series were platform games, with an emphasis on puzzle solving, similar to graphic adventures. As Dizzy you would roam around various fairytale-like locations, collecting objects, interacting with other characters, and solving logical puzzles. Rather than jumping in the conventional platform-game way, Dizzy would somersault and roll around the landscape; hence the name "Dizzy".

Dizzy played an important part in my younger days as a gamer. I started off with a commodore 64 way back in the 80s and the first game on tape (Yes TAPE!) I owned for the computer was Dizzy.

I found a website called Dizzy Age yesterday which allows people to create their own Dizzy games and download the original game and others made by fans.
As you can imagine I'm having a bit of a nostalgic moment playing it all over again. I also remember how frustrating they wereto play but as of yet I've not chucked my lap top across the room.