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Time Warp

Unfairly Unmentioned

A quick catch up is in order, on some of the more interesting things that I should have been writing about recently…

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Feeding the Meme

Ack! I’ve been tagged! Get it off me, quick! Also, important news for those subscribing to our RSS feeds.

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Disappointments

Bits and Bobs

Halo Halo I don’t know why I say Halo

The upcoming Halo movie got itself a new director recently, but lost a script. My hit-sensing senses are still wavering. There’s no reason why a Halo film shouldn’t rock to high heaven but people screw things up all the time.

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Forgive me, Superman

I apologise. I remember in my innocent youth, I accused you of being a boring character. Boy scout, dull, goody goody, lacking angst and pain and all that stuff that cool characters like Batman had.

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The wonders of June

June 1st: DS Lite released in Australia
2nd: iinet installs DSLAMs in Cheltenham and starts transfering customers to faster broadband. We buy a faster modem.

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Witherspoon Alert

This year’s Oscars seem to be getting a bit of flak online. And by “getting a bit of flak”, I mean, every article about them I read is reasonably positive but starts by saying “This year’s Oscars seem to be getting a bit of flak.”

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Summer Break

It’s been a quiet time around the Grapefruit office while everyone’s away on summer break. Or at least, that sounds like a good excuse for the lack of things around here.

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Jackson talks Halo

Peter Jackson was interviewed recently by Paul Fischer about the upcoming Halo film (which he’s producing) and gave some really straightforward replies.

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Harry Potter and th

Bloody sound issues bloody packed cinema bloody quiet bloody broken bloody one stinking free ticket bloody half-way though bloody opening night bloody near-riot bloody stupid bloody.

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Jimbo Rides Again

As the world anxiously awaits my in-depth review of Serenity, sensible folk know there’s only one reviewer who can really be counted on as completely reliable.

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Mirror, Mirror

I noticed today an interesting upcoming movie that I hadn’t previously heard of, while reading a fascinating TIME interview with Neil Gaiman and Joss Whedon.

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Returning the Sky

A few weeks back, I was checking all my nifty RSS feeds when I noticed that Whedonesque.com were announcing preview screenings of the Firefly movie, Serenity, in Victoria. I rushed over (in an internet sort of way) and booked me some tickets.

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Documentary Evidence

Damn that Michael Moore. He’s spoiled my innocence. I used to be able to watch documentaries and think I’d learned something.

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Sweet

I’m typing this through my iMac. Oh, the whiteness. Oh, the speediness.

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Sith?

I apologise for the steady stream of Doctor Who reviews, to all of you who don’t give a rat’s arse.

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Evolution

Well, the switch from Movable Type to Textpattern, and merging of the blogs, seemed to go well.

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Amazon

The other day, with the help of that magical thing called the internet, I managed to turn my DVD player into a region free DVD player. I was really excited until I realised I didn’t have any non-region-four DVDs.

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Sniping

Didn’t like Blade: Trinity? Well, guess what: nor did Wesley Snipes.

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Shakespeare

If there’s a book equivalent of DVDs, it’s these awesome Shakespeare books. And I don’t mean those lame, large-format blue ones we had at school. I’m talking the ‘Arden Shakespeare’ series.

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The Return of Famke

Famke Janssen will be returning for X-Men 3. This is pretty good news, on account of her insane hotness, but I’m still a bit worried. I loved the first two films, and the news that Bryan Singer would not be returning for the third was quite a shock.

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The Non-Who, Non-Apple Post

Those areas of my brain have been quarantined as I write this post…

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Mostly Harmless

What is it with Physics undergraduates and bad “Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything” jokes? It’s like they think if they just mention ‘42’ in any given sentence, it suddenly becomes funny…

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Passing Thoughts

All the time, I see things about the place and think — I should write about that in my weblog. And then I forget them. So I won’t be mentioning any of those today.

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Snails

I saw a deeply tragic thing the other day. Coming home from work a shade early, just before peak hour, I saw two snails starting to leg it across the footpath outside the train station. They weren’t quite in the middle of the pavement yet, but come 5:30 they were going to be half way.

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It’s the End…

The apocalyptic visions of tsunami damage are fostering a sort of quiet sadness in me. After terrorist attacks, there’s a level of anger involved, but this time there’s nothing to say, nothing to do, except help people.

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Urgent News Concerning Keira Knightley and Regency Dresses

Keira Knightley will be starring in a Working Title adaptation of Pride and Prejudice as Elizabeth Bennett!

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Urgent news concerning Jessica Alba and spandex.

Some exciting news has been brought to my attention: Jessica Alba is in Fantastic Four.

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Shiny

Mmmmm. Always pays to pop by JB Hi-Fi. Certain box sets of definitive classic movie trilogies might have been released early.

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Star Wars Geekery

The release of the original Star Wars trilogy on DVD approaches, and I decided that details of any changes must have surfaced on the net. And of course they have.

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Holiday’s Over

Well, that was fun. I’ve achieved a lot since I last went to University. I’ve also spent a lot of time loafing. In the future, I’d like to work things so that I at least get paid for my loafing.

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Countdown

One week before Uni. It’s been a while. It goes without saying that an ideal life would involve some kind of never ending switching between home and various exciting but not-too-threatening foreign locales.

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Best. Potter. Film. Ever.

Okay, so there wasn’t much competition. In fact, close to none. But damn, that was fun.

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Cheltenham

There’s been broken glass spread over the car park at Cheltenham station for AGES. I’ll swear it was there before I left.

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Groovy

Saw Kill Bill Vol. 2 last night… Good, but nowhere near as rollicking and crazy. Kind of like a muted, thoughtful response to the first one.

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Informed Troy

For a review of Troy from someone who actually knows something about Homer, anyone in Melbourne should check out Peter Craven’s review in The Saturday Age.

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1.5 minute entry

I’m at Calgary Bus Station, and it’s quite cold. Andy and I just walked through some snow to get here.

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Canada

Damn these US customs people. I had no problem at all but they’re so INTIMIDATING that I sweated more fluid than I thought was possible.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

bits and pieces

I’m not a fan of washing dishes. It’s not a horrible job, it’s just slow. You’d think someone would invent a machine to do it. A dish washing machine. What’s that? They have?

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So, do you feel older?

What maybe, one day back in the mists of time, started off as a serious question must now have gone through so many ironic re-statements that I’m not sure people know why they ask any more, or even if they’re being ironic themselves.

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Huzzah!

Tomorrow is September 11. And we all know what that means…

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Sympathy for the Devil

Due to an unfortunate series of coincidences, the Charman household has ended up with a copy of Daredevil.

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Errata good day.

There is an error at the NTGF website. It promises the next episode within 56 hours. That should read 560, or possibly 5600. I’m not sure.

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Glum and Happy

After spending a rather irritating portion of yesterday rebuilding the whole fricking articles database for grapefruit, it was refreshing and enjoyable today to install MoveableType weblog managing software instead.

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…and I’m spent.

Ah… A new layout, and more importantly some new reviews to go with it! Hopefully in the future Andy and I will catch up with our Angel and Buffy reviews…

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It’s 3pm, time for bed.

All I’ve get stopping from a month of holidays is one exam next Thursday.

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It’s 3am, time for bed.

This looks like it’s a regular event. However gentle viewers, tonight I get to sleep.

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Rumour Mill

While watching the special features on the X-Men DVD, I cam across the amusing story of a kid who had come across an X-Men filming site, snuck in and deduced from the labels on some huge pieces of stainless steel that there would be a massive, satellite dish shaped laser in the film.

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It’s 3am, time to do some work.

Damnit. This looks like it’s a regular event.

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Bond, Odd-Looking CGI Bond

I bought Die Another Day on Friday. In a 2 disc set, it’s got more special features than any other Bond film. The question is - do I care?

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