Rants, Raves And Reviews

Has anyone seen the new tv series of flash gordon? The character rankol so is riding a segway underneath his costume. clever idea, give him a really long coat to cover the thing, and with the whole way you just have to lean forward to get it to move, it makes him look like he’s floating along as well as adding a few feet to his height.

Whichever costume designer came up with that idea deserves a round of applause, definately a great idea. And hey Id love to do that, and you just know he’s bound to be scooting around on it all day off camera too.

Note that this is just a theory dont have definitive confirmation that he does ride a segway but Im 90% sure and it most definately looks like it, and hey its a return to the good ole days of scifi where they use props rather than cgi (cgi usually looks so fake anyway)

Okay had to wake up really early to get to work one morning, and I heard a bin lorry reversing in birmingham (whats so special about that I hear you ask)… okay so maybe not… anyway it just amused me that the lorry said “warning this vehicle is reversing, but not only that it was in a birmingham twang so that when it said reversing it sounded a bit confused like it was asking a question…

Warning this vehicle is, reversing? Amused me, mightve been because I was still tired that early in the morning but hey.

Well… the tv licence… what can I say… luckily I live with people who pay for the licence for the house, so I dont have to pay :-)

But I mean come on if youre not going to watch the channel you still have to pay for it just to watch any other channel, imagine you have to pay for a sky subscription even tho you dont actually watch the thing. Wheres the difference there? The technology exists where you can encode the channel so that you have to have a special decoder card to recieve specific channels which arent free, so why should the bbc be in such a state that you have to pay for it to watch other channels?

Imagine supermarkets giving you brussel sprouts, you can take as many as you like but you have to pay £20 to enter the supermarket to purchase other items, but the brussels are free for you to take, but you cant enter without paying for them. The bbc is working in the same way, not exactly the best method.

What do they do with all of these fees anyway? they spend it however the hell they like, making little pointless before show ditties of circles to show some sort of pointless thing. And there is the odd show I would watch, like heroes, but hey thats already been on nbc and Id rather pay for that channel, watch it when it first comes out and have some better shows on there as well

And what is the reason they dont make it so that you have to have a special decoder or reciever to get the bbc channels? because they get away with not having to, its the law to have to pay for them forcing it upon you, how legal is that really? If you dont want it and you want to watch other channels (which are paid for by adverts) surely it should be perfectly legal not to pay and to just not have the bbc channels… when will that day come? surely soon, theres only so long they can do this which in my minds isnt too legal, being forced to pay for a channel which if it wasnt free the majority of the people wouldnt actually have!

Didnt have a blog to rant about this at the time… but how long is three days? in basic terms youd think 72 hours right? at a push you would think maybe 60 hours, but… when I booked a “3 day test drive” with them they booked me on from 6pm (when I picked up the car) to 9am 2 days away, and only because I objected strongly about the fact that they were trying to book me in at the end of the next day… hardly a three day test drive…

On top of that the car was a bit poor to drive… it had a mpg reading which you constantly got distracted from the road by trying to get the best mph 9and getting 99mph at some points was a highlight but definately far more distracting than most things, looked far too much at that readout, definately at least 10% of the road time which was bad.

The car was huge, difficult to park, filled a whole tesco car parking space with no room to open the doors, so parked taking up 2 spaces because I didnt want to scratch it against the 2 pillars which are every 2 spaces lol. Last thing about it was that the seating position was a bit high and you felt more like you were in a van rather more than a car… Dont think Ill be booking another test drive with them… hardly the best service if they cant even provide the 3 days they say they will provide the car for ha. Makes you think what other services they offer will be of similarly bad service?

Thanks to my ex becoming a “devotee” after I dumped her, now I get recognised by all the hare krishna’s in the street. Im not even religious so why they would think I would be is beyond me lol.

Whats really stupid is while she was with me she claimed to be “non religious” too, its silly why people claim things that arent true just to be with someone, if they dont like you for who you are then is it really worth being with them. What did I do that made her convert in such a way anyway? I mean I know it didnt end well, but to make her believe in religion and to go off and join a cult like that giving up all worldly possessions and living in a commune… I must’ve seriously screwed her up. (even tho she already had a screw loose to begin with)

Its also a bit unusual knowing that Ill be the last guy she wouldve been with considering shes taken a vow of celibacy :-S

I dont want to be recognised by krishna’s they think Im one of them and expect me to join in with them and donate and everything, and Im not in the least bit religious.

Or should that be hot froth.

I mean youre paying for a cup of hot chocolate and you get a pile of crap so frothed that youve just got foam and no liquid very dissappointing. warm the milk dont froth it, I like the liquidy texture to a DRINK. sure you can go ahead and put cream on top or froth on top but dont give me a cup of flavoured froth at a highly expensive rate.

Had to go and ask for some boiled water just to have some liquid in it. made a highly dissapointing drink indeed.

Amongst the latest companies to take the piss. Rather than raise thier prices they decide its perfectly fine to shrink the product, making what you eat for cereal even less unless you wanna take on 3 bix’s for cereal.

Why is it that companies seem to think that its perfectly acceptable to do this? Usually wheatabix is a nice occasional treat as a change of cereal from branflakes, but now with the tiny kiddie sized portions I think Ill be avoiding them from now on.

In my opinion if youre such a good company you wouldnt need to hide a price hike by shrinking your products; just put the price up people who like the product would be fine with that, dont be sneaky and make people not trust you.