Archive for October, 2007

Not a lot of the films out now have been floating my boat as of late, both The Kingdom and Rendition didn’t really exceed any expectations I had so I wasn’t going to start getting excited about Michael Moore’s latest flag burning addition to his box set!

The film Sicko (great title by the way) basically has a pop at America’s health care system where if your not insured you dont get health care blah blah blah and without having to go go too deeply into the “plot”, wouldn’t want to ruin it for you! But needless to say Michael and his camera crew wander into middle america to find all the worst heartstring stories about uncle guber was denied a bone marrow transplant because he didn’t sign his surname on the insurance document etc.

In true formula of the Michael Mooresque films he goes North to his country cousins in Canada to reveal how great they are getting on with low gun crime and being able to go to hospital without it costing them an arm and a leg (phwa phwa – had to). Then he globe trots and really sees how bad America have it!

Strangely enough Moore gives out about a doctor in France who seems to be very anti-American but i think this whole film (while it brings welcome attention to the fact that America have gotten something wrong along the way and it is shocking and terrible) is also very anti-American!
My opinion: Does anyone actually care? – Save your 9 bucks on this one and go wait in an A&E waiting room for the hour and half you could’ve been watching this one…

My Rating!

Not a lot of the films out now have been floating my boat as of late, both The Kingdom and Rendition didn’t really exceed any expectations I had so I wasn’t going to start getting excited about Michael Moore’s latest flag burning addition to his box set!

The film Sicko (great title by the way) basically has a pop at America’s health care system where if your not insured you dont get health care blah blah blah and without having to go go too deeply into the “plot”, wouldn’t want to ruin it for you! But needless to say Michael and his camera crew wander into middle america to find all the worst heartstring stories about uncle guber was denied a bone marrow transplant because he didn’t sign his surname on the insurance document etc.

In true formula of the Michael Mooresque films he goes North to his country cousins in Canada to reveal how great they are getting on with low gun crime and being able to go to hospital without it costing them an arm and a leg (phwa phwa – had to). Then he globe trots and really sees how bad America have it!

Strangely enough Moore gives out about a doctor in France who seems to be very anti-American but i think this whole film (while it brings welcome attention to the fact that America have gotten something wrong along the way and it is shocking and terrible) is also very anti-American!
My opinion: Does anyone actually care? – Save your 9 bucks on this one and go wait in an A&E waiting room for the hour and half you could’ve been watching this one…

My Rating!

Not a lot of the films out now have been floating my boat as of late, both The Kingdom and Rendition didn’t really exceed any expectations I had so I wasn’t going to start getting excited about Michael Moore’s latest flag burning addition to his box set!

The film Sicko (great title by the way) basically has a pop at America’s health care system where if your not insured you dont get health care blah blah blah and without having to go go too deeply into the “plot”, wouldn’t want to ruin it for you! But needless to say Michael and his camera crew wander into middle america to find all the worst heartstring stories about uncle guber was denied a bone marrow transplant because he didn’t sign his surname on the insurance document etc.

In true formula of the Michael Mooresque films he goes North to his country cousins in Canada to reveal how great they are getting on with low gun crime and being able to go to hospital without it costing them an arm and a leg (phwa phwa – had to). Then he globe trots and really sees how bad America have it!

Strangely enough Moore gives out about a doctor in France who seems to be very anti-American but i think this whole film (while it brings welcome attention to the fact that America have gotten something wrong along the way and it is shocking and terrible) is also very anti-American!
My opinion: Does anyone actually care? – Save your 9 bucks on this one and go wait in an A&E waiting room for the hour and half you could’ve been watching this one…

My Rating!

Digestion as tubemap tee – Boing Boing


Very innovtive way of displaying the digestive system to mimmick the london underground, if only they had’ve had this when i was in school…

Digestion as tubemap tee – Boing Boing

Addtive telly or brainless dribble?

What has now become the regular Sunday night is to be completely within inches of death from the night before and to veg on front of the mindless programes they have on telly on your average Sunday night. But along came MTV with their cute mindless model lookalike teenager programmes ALL back to back for pure uninterupted blatant blagging of mis spent fortune on talentless little shites – BUT I LOVE IT!
The programmes I refer to are (in no order of preference);

Newport Harbour (the New Laguna Beach)
The Hills
Living on the Edge

As surprised as I am to say it i find myself drawn to watching all of the above, granted Newport Harbour and The Hils are pretty much rehashes and spin offs of Laguna Beach , the programme MTV kick started all this rich-bitch themed fly on the wall show.
They all prance around looking amazingly hot (even though it is a show full of jail-bait!) and in their pricey BMW’s blowing their parents cash and it just makes compelling viewing!

Kick off starts from 8.00pm on Sunday nights, so be sure to have your prescribed fill of booze the previous night as you will not need a brain for these ones….

Your Brain Right V’s Left Side

I have tried for 10 minutes to use the Jedi mind trick of making her go anti clockwise but alas the force is not with me. So i am mostly fantasy based with a hint of risk taker…like standing on a motorway overpass rail like a right rope with a superman cape! hmmm

clipped from www.news.com.au

THE Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking

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Swearing at work boosts team spirt and morale!

Who would’ve fuckin thought it eh! Next time I’m hovering around the tea station in work I’ll be sure let out a good aul load of expleeeeetives ; )

“Employees use swearing on a continuous basis, but not necessarily in a negative, abusive manner,” said Baruch, who works in the university’s business school in Norwich.

Banning swear words and reprimanding staff might represent strong leadership, but could remove key links between staff and impact on morale and motivation, he said.

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