Saturday, 29 November 2008

Tron: Disney on Ketamine

Drugs experience has been sneaked into films in all manner of subtle and not-so-subtle ways (c.f. the Beatles' Yellow Submarine)... But here, in the 1980s, is Disney's own film about "going into a computer game"... just so happens the games experience as portrayed here has a striking resemblance (right down to the sound and everything) to the "K hole" of the ketamine trip...

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Pingping: Smallest Man in the World

It's oGuinness Book of Recordsfficial. He Pingping, from Chinese inner Mongolia, aged 20 is a big hit with the ladies. This week he was in London promoting the 2009 , in which he claims said title. This guy is barely more than 2 ft tall!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Absolutely Fabulous: Series 5 COLD TURKEY

More about Xmas lunch than drugs

Part 1 of 4

Part 2 of 4

Part 3 of 4

Part 4 of 4

Absolutely Fabulous: Series 5 Episode 1 "CLEANIN"

Took me a while to get into this one as we've raced into the 2000s...

What do you think's making Patsy so sniffy and hyper in part 3..?

Part 1 of 4

Part 2 of 4

Part 3 of 4

Part 4 of 4

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Cor Meibion Cymraeg

Dyma cor meibion cymraeg. Oedd y clip hwn ar blog Welshcakes Limoncello...

Friday, 29 August 2008

Gumby Trailer

This purloined from Lu's blog... real surreal... reminds me of that BBC kiddies' TV superstar of the claymation, Morph... anyone remember him?

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Bejing Olympics 2008 Opening Ceremony live footage

Yeah this is the real deal... would you believe I missed it on the day..?!? Didn't even get an update from the evening news as I don't possess a telly..!!?!

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

This seems to be some offical Chinese Government film rather than live footage of the actual event, but it's quite good to watch:~

Monday, 21 July 2008

Thorn Birds: Beach Scene (Love Theme Music)

The book was a massive international hit when it came out in the late 1970s. The only romantic novel I have ever managed to read to the end...

Then the TV adaptation starring Richard Chamberlain as the Pristley Lover, was a huge success when broadcast in the early 80s.

How many of you remember this, the Love Theme music...?

All these years later and still it has not gone out of my mind!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Nuclear Bomb Power

I found a really poetic compilation of nuclear test fireworks, it was absolutely beautiful... Nuclear fusion is the very power of God Almighty in action and this video is the nearest thing I could find to it today...

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Friday, 11 July 2008

The Hoobs

"Hubba Hubba steals the show"..!

This is the former "favourite children's TV prog" I used to go on about well over a year ago...

... (little else to say about it now..!!)

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Randy Pausch: Last Lecture

Sufferer of terminal pancreatic cancer, this guy, a professor at an American university, gave a true Last Lecture in line with a famous academic lecture series:~

Here he is interviewed by a Diane Sawyer. Famous on American TV, yet far, far poorer than Oprah (how can she look herself in the MIRROR each morning?!? How does she survive on only $10 million a year? That's a question for HER to answer, only she just likes giving questions OUT~ haha! Yes! Diane Sawyer, the same lady who did my Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown interview last year... !!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Dangerous Liaisons treble-bill

1. Extracts from the John Malkovich/Glenn Close film

2. French and Saunders' Dangerous Liaisons spoof

3. Madonna: Dangerous Liaisons Vogue

Monday, 21 April 2008

Howard Hughes' OCD from The Aviator movie

Starring Leonardo di Caprio as the "eccentric" recluse, Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator. Dating and hobnobbing with many of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies of the classic era, Hughes was one of the richest and most powerful Americans of his day. Life was blitzed and blighted however by a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) severe enough to keep the man hidden away as a chronic recluse for many, many years... Cate Blanchett co-stars as Katherine Hepburn, the one true love of Hughes's life.

The film also features Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner, Gwen Stefani as Rita Hayworth and Kelli Garner as Faith Domergue, the ice-cream-eating postwar starlet and Hughes's attempted replacement for the irreplaceable Katherine Hepburn...

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a psychiatric condition whose sufferers feel compelled (often through a near-phobic fear of "contamination" repeatedly to wash the hands, count numbers, repeat words, actions or rituals or to perform other tasks... and as stated in the film "if performance of these isntructions varies, even to the smallest degree, the entire procedure must be scrapped and started over"... In its most extreme manifestations, OCD can become a totally debilitating condition, robbing its sufferers of any semblance of a normal life...

For further information click these links:
OCD-UK (leading charity)
OCD factsheet from Bupa private healthcare
OCD-Action (sufferers' charity)
OCD-Action Self-diagnostic Questionnaire...
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Wikipedia)
Personality Types: Obsessive-Compulsive
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (milder but usually lifelong OCD-like behaviours, as described by American psychiatrists ~ diagnostic article)
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (Wikipedia article)

Monday, 14 April 2008

Dynasty Catfights

How they loved having Joan Collins and Linda Evans rolling around on the floor! This is TV platinum

Catfight #1 Alexis and Krystle Ultimate Catfight

Catfight #2 Alexis and Krystle Pond Catfight

Catfight #3 Alexis and Krystle Studio Catfight

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Eastenders: "Merry Christmas, Ange!" Den Serves Angie Divorce Papers

This is the classic episode that got the 30.15 million viewers way back in the day (1986)...

Saturday, 5 April 2008

EastEnders: Bianca's Jackson Five

This is absolute classic. A BBC trailer for their "top" soap; ginger whinger Bianca, now a single mother of FIVE makes a return after nearly a decade away... chucked out of her house and following the petroleum scent of the car-mechanic love of her life she always called (at the top of her considerable voice) "RICK-AAAY!"...

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Pus Drainage: Massive Abscess Treatment...

DON'T WATCH THIS IF YOU'RE OF QUEASY STOMACH... However:~ If you claim not to understand the joys of pus-popping/drainage I do not believe you: you are not human... this guy (how on earth did this happen) has LITRES of the stuff in his back... and it's really watery... (hmmm: wonder if this is for real: the other vid I found requires signing in so was useless

"Infected Abscess Removal"

TAUTOLOGY ALERT: isn't an abscess by definition "infected" ~ duh! Some people ARE thick...

Burst My Abscess (this one is in the MOUTH and HUGE!)


Brotherly Love: Lancing An Abscess

(Brotherly love: lancing an abscess)... that is a BOIL (hair-follicle infection) NOT an abscess; I'm pretty sure... glorious pus though...

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Jaaneman tia ranveer mix

This is one of the hits of modern Indian soap: I purloined this from

Animal Crackers - The Tongue feat. Dudley Perkins

Animal Crackers - The Tongue feat. Dudley Perkins

Purloined from Bimbimbie's blog!...

Monday, 11 February 2008

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Popping an Abscess

DO NOT WATCH THIS if you are of a queasy disposition... oooh! but the running pus is quite ... well you make up your own mind...

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Romeo y Juliet (Zeferelli) Balcony Scene (en espanol)

Is it true, poetry sounds better in foreign languages? Here, then, is Shakespeare in Spanish...

Goethe's Faust

I've always wanted to see this, Goethe's "masterpiece" on film. And yet never ever EVER has it come on British television...

Zeferelli Romeo and Juliet "first love scene"

In the play, Juliet is just FOURTEEN?!? She doesn't look much older here...

Monday, 14 January 2008

Monster Hail

See what it does to their windscreen!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Liz Does A Nigella

I didn't know where to put this one. My celebrity blog (bc Liz deserves it, not Nigella ;->) or here where you would expect it. But the clip is so important, I consider it requires placing in both slots...

Liz is my blogger friend from Wales: Nigella = Nigella Lawson, svelte TV chef and daughter of Britain's most famous Thatcherite Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) ...

Is Europe A Country?

This is excerpted from one of those gameshows where they pit a stupid (in this case American) adult against rather a bright child but from something like the 3rd "grade" ...

And I purloined the entire clip from Debs' blog ...

George Bush: Let's Bomb Heaven

George W believes heaven is full of Weapons of Mass Destruction... and because of an intricate complexication involving the dead Saddam Hussein... well you'd better watch it yourself... This purloined from Gattina's Writer's Cramps...

Hilarious Videos at JibJab

Cigs are Good for you!!


Purloined from Dale Alvin Gribble