Saturday, January 26, 2008

Space Man

Good to see my old pal Dr Brian Cox doing well in the TV world. He's doing some gravity thing on Horizon next Tuesday at 9pm. He's a total dude. I never really knew what he was on about half the time...and he was doing layman's stuff.
I'll actually miss it because I'm off to London tomorrow for what is looking like a three day drinking binge. If I don't get mugged or stabbed or otherwise killed I'll be back with interesting stories from the big dark city on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pat Benatar Vs The Nazis

I really do urge you to watch's possibly the best video I have Ever Seen.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

10 Records I Really Like But Shouldn't

1/ Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks.
2/ Ordinary World - Duran Duran.
3/ Automatic High - S Club Juniors.
4/ Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police.
5/ Last Thing On My Mind - Steps.
I actually know a really good story about Steps that illustrates beautifully what utter shitheels they are, but it's too risky to tell it here.
6/ Back For Good - Take That.
7/ Shadows Of The Night - Pat Benatar.
8/ Trash - Suede.
Just Cunts.
9/ You Win Again - The Bee Gees.
10/ Crush - Jennifer Paige.
Now, I've bared my warped, unclean soul...and I challenge the mighty Kek, Lurch, St Anthony & Doppelganger to do the same on your blogs ...10 records that hide at the back of your collections that no grown man should own.

Mandingo - Movie Tie-In Cover

Ah, Susan George, one of our greatest living actresses (yeah, fuck off Dench). I may have to do a special post on her in the near future.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Books On Ebay

Some of the more tasteful titles I'm selling on Ebay this week. Feel free to one will know it's you....

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Underwater Fluff #03

Well, very wet anyway.

More Peffer

Sam Peffer's also the man responsible for this gem.

James Bond Pans

Dan brought up the new James Bond stamp collection a few posts back - which weirdly excludes the classic late 50s / early 60s Sam Peffer covers, in my view the best by far.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Cool Illness

Not that I would ever usually advertise Mrs Zero's ailments or seek to gain any sort of amusement from them, but it appears she's suffering from Labyrinthitis. How fucking cool is that?

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Octopus 99 Review Of 2007

Well, this'll be brief. Been so far up my own ass all year most things have passed me right by.
I just read back over the year here at Octopus 99 & it's no fucking wonder nobody's tuning in.

Anyway. Reality Nazis Goody & O'Meara. Enjoyed that scenario a lot. Lovely to see people destroy their own careers. Although Danielle Lloyd (who actually really was the worst of the bunch), somehow seemed to get away with it completely. This is because she gets her tits out. Unfortunately for Jade & Jo, nobody wanted to see their tits. Ah, what a wonderful planet we live on. Still, good to see Gervais bringing it all up again on Extras, just in case there was any danger of people forgetting the whole thing. All in all it caused the death of Celebrity BB, which surely must be a good thing and we should all thank these nobodies for their sacrifice.

Good Movies : Die Hard 4.0, The Prestige, 3.10 To Yuma, 300.

Bad Movies : Ghost Rider - Shee-it. Premonition - Wow, somebody actually sat down and wrote this shit. Really, I recommend it just so you can see how truly awful a film can be.
I watched Love Actually for the first time just last week. I know it wasn't made in 2007 but, Fucking Hell, I really think that might've been the worst film I have ever seen. Really. Ever.

Eurovision : Serebro were robbed.

X Factor : Same Difference were robbed. Did anyone else notice how shit Leon was? I mean, you don't expect much from this programme, but Jesus.

Dr Who : Hahahaha.

TV : Dexter. Fucking hard. That Skoda ad. Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip..started so well then lost it completely. No wonder it got axed. CSI. Just always good.

Maddie : So nobody else went missing last year then. Look out for the McCanns on next year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Best Event Of 2007 : The Spice Girls comeback single failing to make the top 10. How fucking marvellous was that? And it was a charity single. Oh, how I laughed. I still get a semi just thinking about it.

Well, that'll be it, then. Happy NY to you both.