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A night on the town with the girls.

It’s been a monumental time leading up to Christmas and beyond, functions, New Years, Christmas, Boxing Day and not to mention the other sneaky squirrel little nights out, and in, that was able to be had over time, so the decision to go out and have a night out on Australia Day Eve wasn’t an easy decision come by. Firstly there was finances. Second there was baby sitters. And third… Well third was my health, that was third because.. well… I’d just had a week and a half family holiday doing theme parks without much alcohol….

That was it. Decided. BOGAN NIGHT OUT!!!

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Venue – Hallam Hotel
Time – 8:30 pm till …
Entertainment – Tribute bands of Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel and INXS.
Attendees – Chris, Bec, Megan & Alissa
Fun rating – 10

The day started out relaxed… Visiting family, kids, lunch… you know… typical weekend. After leaving the kids and a bit of stuffing around Megan was picked up and a quick trip to Brother Dan’s the night was on. Throughout the next couple of hours a mixture of Champagne, Beer, UDL’s, Jagermeister and Tequila was consumed, then we left the house.

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Arriving at the Hallam, we could hear in the back room the Oil’s were playing. Now I am certain that they played more than a couple of song’s, but about this time the 2 bottles of champagne, Jagermeister and beer that was just had kicked in. Pushing our way through the crowd with not just a few angry looks we made it to near the front. For the next several hours the bands belted out songs and at the top our lungs we sung (screamed) to the musical genius of Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel and INXS. Songs like Bed are Burning, US Forces, Cheap Wine, Flame Tree’s, New Sensation and Devil Inside were sung with such reverence that it made angels weep.

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The evening wasn’t just band music, music supply by the wheels of steel (metaphorically speaking due to the digital nature of music these days), More beers and dancing, bringing inspiration from Fred Astaire himself by swinging onto the dance floor random strangers. As the night rolled on all four individuals were pressed by the opposite sex, but all too busy in our own worlds only a few were worthy of any response and none broke into our closed little circle.

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Finishing up the evening with a vague recollection of Uptown Funk playing and being kicked off the podium, followed by someone saying “It’s time to go home” which I think was one of us?? leaving the establishment the bouncer said “If you leave you can’t come back”, at this point all I could muster was a “Meh…” and after a night such as this….can you blame me?

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The trip home I don’t believe was eventful…. wait… maybe there was a point where Rebecca vomitted into Megan’s makeup purse… Did that happen??? …… Yeah it did…

Until next time folks, make sure you don’t miss out!

 

 

 

The Walking Dead

How How How does something so disturbing get me so engrossed?….and grossed out?

It’s finally here, Season 4 of the Walking Dead!!!

And I’m living it again…..living it again…hmm odd. LOVING IT. (I like to leave some spelling errors in there if they make some odd sense) By the last season it was coming across that the producers of this show were just about trying to get more disturbing imagery so that the viewer would dream some pretty fucked up shit…yes I did start to dream about zombies a lot!!! So the end of last season couldn’t come fast enough for me! With a few months break I was ready again!!

This episode …. SPOILERS …. starts out with the prison community working well for once, there seemed harmony. BBQ, farming, stabbing zombies through a cyclone fence all the normal stuff that happens inside a prison. I was ready for some character development, alas it was not meant to be. Fairly quickly it started to rain zombies in a supermarket, a screwed up Clara tries to lure Rick to his demise and some weird shit happens within the peaceful community. That’s enough of the rap up of the episode, watch it you don’t need my inane babbling. It’s a great episode you can’t get it fast enough, if you haven’t watched Walking Dead before then I suggest you start at the beginning … how smart am I!

If you don’t want to do that, there isn’t that much to it. Rick wakes up after being shot, looks for his wife and kid, finds a world full of zombies, finds family, finds friends, ends up at a farm, farm gets screwed up, move on to prison, find other community, community not nice, they try to kill prison, prison fend off, prison happy. That’s it in a nutshell.

Now! What a lot of people don’t know about over here is the Talking Dead…No it’s not another spelling mistake! the Talking Dead is an after show wrap up hosted by Chris Hardwick. Chris hosts actors from the series, producers, directors, and other celebrities that have nothing to do with the show but just seem to want to be there. The show talks about what “could have happened”, what “has happened” and what “may happen”. Chris is a professional comedian and self proclaimed nerd, apart from that he does a great job at hosting Talking Dead and as much as I enjoy Walking Dead, the after show is nearly as enjoyable probably because it doesn’t freak the shit out of me as much.

Walking Dead and Talking Dead! Get into them Both!!!

Enjoyment rating 4 out of 5 for both.

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Top Stuff

I find it interesting when people ask “If you had to pick one, what would be your favourite ‘insert topic here‘ “, whether it be Car, Song, Movie or TV Show. Inevitably a discussion emerges, usually starting with  “How can you pick just one, it’s impossible. There are so many different ones depending on mood/genre/usability etc”.

Lets face it, the question itself if just an excuse to speak about something that the person is interested in as they know full well that it’s bloody impossible to pick just one movie or one car.

Because there is no motivation to keep the conversation going in this situation, I am about to list the topics and pic one from each and tell you briefly why. You don’t have to agree, actually I’d be more than disappointed and astounded if you did, my taste in a lot of things leaves a crap load to be desired.

Car
Bypassing the usual, is it for every day driving use? sports car? off road? luxury?, on a completely self absorbed state of mind, and without any foundation for my decision as I’ve never driven one, Ferrari 458 Spider. Why?… Glad you asked. It’s pretty. And it’s a friggen Ferrari! They are awesome and did I mention they are pretty.
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Song
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf?It’s my happy song. Whenever I am feeling a bit down I’ll get in the car (Not a Ferrari) and Rock out to MCR! Try it, I find it hard not to smile and bob.

TV Show
Age has a lot to do with this topic. When I was 10 I would have said “V” or The A Team, growing up a bit my tastes refined a bit…. naaah just kiddin. Ok…I’m procrastinating…I’ve got to nut this out. Top 10. In no particular order. Castle, How I met your Mother, Chuck, Buffy, Star Trek, Dr Who, Big Bang Theory, Futurama, Walking Dead, Antique Roadshow (UK)….yes I know. “WTF” Love it. Can’t get enough of it. That’s my fave!! Antique Roadshow. I somewhat find it odd I like it too. Build a bridge, as stated before you don’t have to agree.

Movies
Hardest topic till last, so many genre’s…. Comedy, Sci Fi, Horror, Action, Drama, arrrggghh it’s too difficult. I’ll cheat here and split them. Now these are for pure entertainment and watch ability nothing to do with acting/directing ability.

Comedy
Hot Tub Time Machine. Top movie, takes you back to the days of Better Off Dead, and I am a sucker for 80’s movies. 80’s music sucked arse balls, movies is where it’s at!!
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Sci Fi
Star Wars – Empire Strikes Back. Closely followed by Star Trek (the new one) I know! Wow! Star Wars and a Star Trek fan….. is that fire falling from the sky?
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Horror
Not one of my favourite genre’s being I’m a wuss and get freaked too easily. Buuuut, I’d have to say Event Horizon. Some reason I get jittery when I turn it on.
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Foreign
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Fantastic movie and one I’d very much like to see in 3D. Judging by the depth of 3D in other martial art films I think it would be epic!!
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Futuristic
(I made this genre up, deal with it)
The Matrix. Watched again just recently and this is one kick arse movie.
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Trilogy
Back to the Future. There are very few trilogies that all 3 movies are at an epic level of entertainment.
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Musical
Please….Grease. How can any one choose anything different. Though closely followed by Footloose.
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Action
Wow. Hardest one yet. Predator, Rocky, Terminator 2, Die Hard, The Avengers, Thor, Point Break, Top Gun, Oblivion….nah just kidding, that sucked to the essence of it’s damning time wasting core. what else…hmm Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark…nope that loses it due to the fact they destroyed a near perfect trilogy with friggen Aliens. Whoop! That’s it!! Aliens!!!! Kick Arse movie. If you’ve seen it, you’ll agree if you haven’t go and see it and you’ll agree!!!
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Thought a few honourable mentions should be in order. Star Wars – A New Hope, Constantine, Alien, The Bourne Trilogy, Blade, Serenity, Goonies, Avatar, Breakfast Club, Blood Diamond, Harry Potter Movies, Sahara, Euro Trip (Best Cameo Ever!)…to name but a few must watches.

Now to name a few embarrassing movies that the Actors, Producers and Directors should be ashamed of. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Seriously WTF. Superman – Quest for Peace, Bluurk! Oblivion, (See last post) Atrocious. Star Wars Episode 1 through 3, makes me sick how bad someone could make a franchise. Shame on you George.

Ok that’s about it. That’s me signing off.