Following on in a rather splendid fashion from my last post, Excellent Flatmate picked up the weekend papers this afternoon, when we surfaced from unconciousness, There is very little news in them, as the content seem to be split between reviews of 2006 (stuff happened) and previews of 2007 (it’s quite likely more stuff will happen).
I have been reduced to a messy rubble of turmoil and worry by the preview sections. There just isn’t enough time to do everything that’s coming!!
I was like this when I used to subscribe to Time Out (LINK). Every week it would arrive in it’s shiny plastic covering, positively yelling out the delights and cultural treats that can be found in the city. Inevitably, I would just look through it, be too busy-slash-lazy, and end up with a vague feeling of guilt at the end of the week when I hadn’t done anything. Ho hum.
So. Here is a short list of some of the things I am looking forward to over the next twelve months:
Hot Fuzz - have been a fan of this bunch ever since the excellent Spaced.
Ugly Betty - ooo look it's got Ashley Jensen in.
24 - Jack's Back, baby! And we're not talking Barrrowman.
Doctor Who - ...but talking of which...
Stephen Poliakoff stuff - v classy
The Apprentice - "There's no text a number..."
Spiderman 3 - webby!
The Bourne Ultimatum - I'm not a big fan of Mat Damon, but this series is v good in a straightforward and fun kind of way. "Let's break this out into boxes..."
Atonement - though no idea how they will translate McEwan's stunning prose onto the silver screen.
Bobby - for the cast alone, really.
Wii - silly named fun as soon as I can find a console somewhere (and have the money).
Blimey. And that's just cinema, tv and consoles. Add in some decent cultural stuff and this could be an interesting year. Hooray!
I’m not doing resolutions. I gave them up a few years back when I realised they just induced guilt and failure.
I came up with this post while having a pooh. You should know that.
Oh. There haven’t been many pictures in the last couple of posts, have there. BUT. Instead. I have just found the old Ariston advert on YouTube. Which I shall shamelessly steal:
I used to wait for this to come on the TV when I was a kid. Brilliant. There was a version with a bigger scene, panned back slightly, with them all interacting with each other (here, since you ask). I wonder who thought to put it up.
The music is nicked from the ancient Robocop II computer game. FACT.
Here’s one from 1987. Half a million German’s can’t be wrong.
Does anyone else remember that series of washing powder ads (I think) where the woman had flirty chat with her manly voiced washing machine? Thinking on it now – that’s a bit wrong. There’s an advert on now that reminds me a bit of this – where a soothingly toned female (natch – there’s demographics for you) traffic guide satnav thing directs a bloke to a road he can really ‘enjoy’ his car on.
Good grief. I’m wittering on about telly adverts. I’m sure this wasn’t what I had planned for this blog…
Happy New Year!