The Ugly 80s

Originally posted on Chris Writes:
I love ’80s movies, they’re just awesome. Ghostbusters, Aliens, Ferris Bueller’s Day off, Weekend at Bernie’s, Back to the Future, Goonies and many many more. However there is one strange feature of 80s movies that has often left me rather confused and perplexed. The necessary hottie in so many of these films is inevitably a munter. Even the female popstars of the day look like rejects from Labyrinth. Here are a few examples: Daryl Hannah One of the go to gals of the 80s I can’t help but wonder how she got work. She looks… Continue reading The Ugly 80s

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(Not) The Northern Ireland Music Awards

There is increasing frustration amongst Northern Ireland’s musicians at the announcement of the Northern Ireland Music Awards by AU magazine and Oh Yeah. This act alone was enough to start a war of words on the internet as the Trolls hit sites like Fast Fude and Twitter to complain at the lack of accountability and impartiality of a body and a magazine that are so heavily Government funded. These protesters feel strongly that these two companies do not represent the Northern Irish Music Scene as a whole, but that they exist only to serve themselves. While this is the main bone of contention the musicians also feel that it is not inclusive, as NI produces a wealth of talent across all genres that seem to have been ignored. In other words people want to know what gives AU Magazine and Oh Yeah the right to decide who gets a NORTHERN IRELAND Music Award? Continue reading “(Not) The Northern Ireland Music Awards”

Child Killers and The Right to Life by Junior Johnson

I’ve heard it uttered in many different situations and in a similar amount of variations, so I finally hunted out (googled) the origins of the actual phrase. According to the actual quote is as follows… ‘Vasectomy is a simple routine procedure. The surgeon makes a small incision in the scrotal sac, through which he severs the cock eggs from their clacker strings. All this is carried out under a local anaesthetic.’ (Family Planning Leaflet, The Marie Stopes Foundation).

Only joking, that’s a Viz comic piece. I hit ‘paste’ and that’s what came up. I actually refer to the quote ‘The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.’ allegedly by Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, who I only know from the hit series, The Office. Continue reading “Child Killers and The Right to Life by Junior Johnson”