January 06, 2012

Top Five: Things You Only Do Over Christmas

I know I’m a bit late but with the Christmas decorations being taken down in my house last night I reflected on the festive period and realised how ridiculous some of it is. So here we go:

5. Drink every single type of alcohol that’s on offer.

Mulled wines the classic, ‘Oh yes please, I’d love some warm wine with berries and bits of wood in. What’s that you say? Whiskey on the rocks? Don’t mind if I do! Peach Schnapps as well?! Set ‘em up and knock ‘em down!’ Before you know it you’re slumped on the sofa in a half conscious dream state while Christmas tunes jingle hauntingly in the background. And it’s not even lunch time yet… on Christmas eve.

January 05, 2012

Top Blokes: Johan Gray (The man who saved a calf from a canal)

Time to explain what form the Top Bloke posts are going to take. In all honesty they’ll be about a top bloke, whether he’s a proper famous fella that everyone knows or your average Joe that’s done something worth mentioning, I’ll write a little bit about them. So without further ado my current top bloke is:

Johan Grey, a top bloke who turned his bike around to go and save a drowning calf from a canal. Video explains it better than I could so just have a watch. Well done to the lad.

TV/Film: Review - Ironclad

Saw this film the other day after uhming and ahing about whether to download it or not. The reviews all said it was fairly mediocre, not much storyline, lots of killing and ultraviolence, teeny bit of sex and they were completely and utterly right. And I loved it! Within the first 15 minutes someone has already had their tongue cut off and about 20 nameless grunts have been dismembered by the films main man James Purefoy, of BBC’s Rome and Resident Evil fame. He plays a Templar on a religious crusade in the defense of the common man against the reign of a tyrannical King John. The majority of the film revolves around him and his band of rag tag men defending Rochester Castle from an army of Danish mercenaries hired by the King.

Gaming: Review – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Not going to lie, I’ve been playing this game daily for hours (and I really do mean hours and hours) since I got it for Christmas and I really do struggle to find one bad thing to say about it. From the moment you start playing you are blown away by the beauty of your surroundings and the attention to detail. The playing system is quick and easy to pick up and it allows you to seamlessly switch between weapons and spells. The character design is in depth, allowing you to change everything from your nose length to your scars.

January 04, 2012

Sport: Rugby - Danny Care dropped from Six Nations squad after failing drink-driving test

England international and Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care will miss the whole of the 2012 Six Nations tournament after failing a drink-driving test over the festive period. The RFU has said that the tough punishment comes after Care was involved in two alcohol related incidents in the past three weeks. He was first arrested early on December the 10th for being drunk and disorderly after Harlequins loss to Toulouse.

Girls: Millie Mackintosh

Posh girls don't do that! Made In Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh appears in a revealing new photoshoot for FHM

Thanks FHM

Lifestyle: The Fuck–et List

Ever seen that film with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List? No, me neither. But I’ve heard it’s about two old boys doing things they want to do before they both buy the farm, nice idea. Why do you have to wait until you’re about to cop it to do all these things though? Why not just think ‘Fuck it, I’ll do that today!’ So, I’ve created the Fuck-et list, a list of 10 things that I WILL do as soon as money/time/circumstance allows. You might want to do them too.

10. Give a homeless person all the money in your wallet.

I don’t remember much of New Years Eve/Early New Years day but I do remember stumbling through town on my way home at just after 4 when I came across a homeless man, hiding in a doorway. My two mates walked right past him and I was about to when I stopped and looked at him for a second, he looked back at me and I felt genuinely sorry for him.

Lifestyle: Wankered Wednesdays - Old Fashioned

First created in the 1880’s in Kentucky and brought back into popularity thanks to AMC’s Mad Men the Old Fashioned is a mixture of dissolved sugar muddled with bitters and a generous helping of Bourbon or Scotch.  Although the recipe is under contention one of the earliest ones goes as follows:

TV/Film: Review - Treasure Island

I just finished the second part of Sky One’s new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island today and I have to say it was a cracking watch. To say it had an all star cast would be an exaggeration but there were a few noticeable faces in Eddie Izzard as legendary pirate Long John Silver, Elijah Wood as castaway Ben Gun and Philip Glenister as the gentlemanly Captain Smollett.

Clothes: Harrington Jacket

I've always loved these jackets but it was only tonight I've finally got round to ordering one. It doesn’t matter if they're being worn by a skinhead while he kicks someone's head in or by Steve McQueen as he looks cool as fuck there's just something about them.

January 03, 2012

Music: Johnny Cash - The American Recordings

 A few days ago my dad asked me to download the complete 'American Recordings' of Johnny Cash. (Which makes me laugh considering not too long ago he thought me as bad as a common thief for downloading music.) Anyway, I cracked on and downloaded it for him and added it to my iTunes to copy it to a disk for him.