Posts Tagged ‘disney’

For those of you who went to watch Ratatouille, methinks you would agree that it was one of the best Disney/Pixar film of late. You might, or might not remember one of their famed shorts, which made you laugh your head off – Lifted. If you remember, you can watch it here again, and if you’ve forgotten it, well, here’s a recap. Even if you have a deadline looming just around the corner (say 2 hours) this is 5 minutes you’d want to use up not working.

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bookstairs.jpgDespite the fact that I am on my laptop almost 24/7, I still love books. As a child I had sets and sets of encyclopedias, most of them from Disney, but still – knowledge is knowledge. They used to be stacked neatly from A-Z on 3- or 4- level shelves. From there, my obsession with arranging things started. Even now, I categorise my books (or stack upon stack of paper) and they’re usually alphabetical in order. But the most annoying thing is living within London area, you don’t have that much space. Indeed, living in Tokyo, I have less space there. Thus with the lack of space, sometimes you have nowhere to “display” your books and you’re forced to keep some and you never know which ones to keep and which ones to display. And the shelves take up so much space and bla bla bla. But one guy figured the best of solving this, and I love it. It’s so simple and yet so easily overlooked. And it’s the best use of space I’ve seen so far.

There so now I’ve let out another secret obsession of mine. My birthday’s next week by the way ;)

Thanks for the pic, boing boing.

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There, I did it. The last time that I’m ever going to swear. EVER….. (on this blog)… Basically, no. I do not believe that a person can die without ever swearing even once throughout his/her life. I do not believe that the pope has never swore in his life. Under his fancy hat, under his breath, in the confines of his room (whatever they call that room), I’m sure he has, at least once, said “****!”. Or when one of the last popes got shot, I bet his last words were “****, the bastard got me.” Or when they uncovered the sex scandals. I do not believe the Queen does not swear. In other words, every sane person swears.

In all my years as a blogger – yep, all 0.6 years of it – I have thought about what I want to do about my blog. I could make money off it by putting porn on it. I’m sure some of my closest friends would be my best customers (you know who you are). Or I thought of making one of that million pixel website, where the guy, on a genius trip, sold every single pixel on his screen for a buck each. Guess how much he made? Hint: A million bucks! I thought that was one of the best success stories for the web. I’d like to see him top that one. I also thought of several other things, but I’m not going to list them here. This is because a) I might do it later so I don’t want them to be hijacked and b) Speaking to some people about some of the plans I had, they’ve described them as ****in’ insane so they don’t belong here (or do they?). So right now, it’s a personal blog thing. But I am in the midst of setting up a semi-pro and another completely pro blog. And I’ve learned that one of the rules of pro blogging is no swearing. So I’ve set my values for all my blogs and one of them is “No swearing”. The principle is: “Wanna Pro Blog? Gotta Pro Talk”.

But that’s cool. Because I can – and will – still swear in real life. As all my friends will vouch, I love swearing as much as dogs love licking their own nether areas. I don’t think there has ever been a day when I did not swear. Although in a not-so-casual sort of conversation, it does show a lack of vocabulary competence, when it’s a casual chat, let the FUCKs fly! It’s so simple and powerful, that just one word in any sentence drives your message home! Here are scenarios when I might drop the F-Bomb:

When something drives me up the wall: FUCK!

When something bad happens: Oh FUCK!

When I hear an unbelievable story: FUCK no!

When I hear something really wonderful: FUCK yeah!

When I completely agree whole-heartedly: Abso-FUCKin-lutely!

When a friend’s in trouble: You are so FUCKed!

When a friend’s in multiple trouble: You are cluster-FUCKed

When the other half calls my full name: Oh I’m FUCKed

When shocked: What the FUCK?

When I’m truly chilled: I’m going to do FUCK all

When incomprehensible: FUCK off

When I walk into a church: Jesus FUCKing Christ

After watching an arty-farty film: What a headFUCK

Of course, these are just examples and if you really want to improve your Fucklish, you should watch this video.

And throughout history, there have been many people who were heard using this exquisite word, and here are some of them. I did not make them up and they have been quoted using various sources around the internet that I have collected over the years. In other words, you’re reading something I’ve ripped off.

“What the fuck was that?”
– Mayor of Hiroshima

“Where the fuck is all this water coming from?”
– Captain of the Titanic

“That’s not a real fucking gun.”
– John Lennon

“Who’s gonna fucking find out?”
– Richard Nixon

“Any fucking idiot could understand that.”
– Albert Einstein

“It does so fucking look like her!”
– Picasso

“How the fuck did you work that out?”
– Pythagoras

“You want what on the fucking ceiling?”
– Michaelangelo

“Fuck the duck.”
– Walt Disney

“I don’t suppose its gonna fucking rain?”
– Joan of Arc

“Scattered fucking showers my ass.”
– Noah

N.B. Of course, I do realise I am going to burn in Hell for this post. Either that or I’m going to offend half the world’s population. Assuming I have that many readers. Oh, wait….no, I’m safe!

Finally, at long last, I went to watch a film. All through Christmas break I have wanted to go to the cinema and even though I have not done anything remotely related to uni work, I was still too busy to go to the cinema (how the hell does that happen?!). Anyhow, I was choosing between Balls of Fury, I Am Legend, and Disney’s Enchanted. Balls of Fury looked funny but was a bit too goofy and ratings were terrible. That’s me – ratings play quite a large part in helping me decide – unless I have definitely made up my mind. I had a feeling it’s one of those films where they show ALL the funny footages on the trailer and then there’s nothing left for the actual film. I am Legend, however, looked great. I do like Will Smith and I think he’s a very versatile actor (not so much a singer though) and Enchanted – what can I say? Disney is Disney. I am a bit of an anti-corporate, and I always support the underdog, but strangely I have never, ever thought of Disney of a corporation. Perhaps I have grown up with Disney and it was a big part of my life, perhaps it’s the umpteen times I’ve been to Disneyland and other Disney theme parks and have been brainwashed. Either ways, the Disney Magic was evident. Throughout the whole movie I was feeling this war, fuzzy feeling I’ve always felt when watching a Disney film as a kid. Not so much the recent CG animations, but stuff from way back, the fairy tales like Snow White and Cinderella, even Beauty and the Beast. So watching Enchanted was like a trip down memory lane. The film was a collage of Disney’s early successes – the characters, the themes, the music composition, and even the camera angles! I surprised myself by naming which of those came from which film (quietly of course, I really didn’t want to get kicked out watching a Disney film). So anyway, the film overall wasn’t too bad. If you have been a Disney fan, one as big as me, then you will not be disappointed. You can even play the game of naming which Disney film that characters come from.
One disappointment however, came towards the ending. I won’t spoil the film for you but it was a wee bit strange. But then the Disney magic kicked in and we have a typical Disney ending. Word of warning, though, if you were never a big Disney fan, or don’t get that tingling feeling I get when watching a Disney film, you might not like Enchanted. I give it 4/5 M-marks.