DOCTOR… WHO? – There’s some important birthday or anniversary going on this week and Dr. Who fans everywhere are busy geekgasming and sliding off their chairs in their own excitement. I’ve never watched Dr. Who myself and don’t ask me to because it looks awful and the answer is no.
50 Shades of NO WAY – There’s a report spreading around the Interwebs about an experiment some sciencey people conducted on a few 50 Shades of Grey books from a library. Apparently traces of herpes were found on them. I found this both hilarious and disgusting. Then I thought to myself, surely all sorts of things can be found on library books? I read this article and discovered that this indeed was the case, as it noted that cocaine was found on certain books too. Enough of it to get into the bloodstream and actually show up on a test. I didn’t learn much from this discovery other than the fact that I’ve obviously been reading the wrong books.
LOOK INTO MY EYE-MASK – In Arrow news, we found out this week that our Oliver is ditching the green eyeshadow and will be donning an actual mask to hide his identity soon. In announcements that are becoming weekly in their frequency we’re also told of yet another new cast member. Katrina Law (or Skeletor Face as my brother affectionately calls her) will join the ever-increasing ranks as Nyssa al Ghul, Ra’s al Ghul’s other daughter, completing the Spartacus trinity. It’s also reported that character Barry Allen is set to appear, but not as The Flash, as that’ll be a special pilot and another cow milked for another day.
Heated discussions break out on social media as eagle-eyed Irish fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. note that footage in the latest episode, “The Well”, is found to be real video clips of the 2006 riots in Dublin’s O’Connell Street, and not make-believe footage of riots in Oslo. Fans here are split in their opinions, with some believing it to be a MONUMENTAL MESS UP FROM OUR MARVEL MATES, and others, myself included, believing that nobody should give a continental crap.
And finally, MICROSOFT HAVE THEIR DAY as the X-box One gets a worldwide release. I won’t be able to get my hands on one until Monday, as I’ve to wait for an extra special bunduru, but numbers quickly matched and will probably soon exceed those of Sony’s PS4 exclusive release in the States. For up to the minute articles and reviews regarding the initial impressions and documented problems with the day one release of both consoles, check out JohnHeatz.com.
As you can see, this has been a sparse week at The Spew with a tally of zero reviews from myself, and the last post being, shamefully, last week’s Sunday Spew. I remain positive that soon this drought will cease and my schedule will allow me to return to regular posting. This doesn’t mean, however, that I’ve stopped reading. There have been some wonderful bloggers entertaining me this week. Here’s my cream of the crop:
The Dad, Gentleman Geek contributed a NEXT-GEN NOTE TO FANBOYS to the 1001-Up team, wherein he imparts an important message regarding the participants of console wars. This week saw the release of the latest Hunger Games installment, Catching Fire, and among some of the most excellent reviews of same Tom from Digital Shortbread caught my attention with a top marks review. Table9Mutant from Cinema Parrot Disco also contributed a highly entertaining review of the lackluster Lockout to the lovely Cara and her Silver Screen Serenade NOOOOvember feature. And finally, with one of the most original and hilarious reviews I’ve ever read, Brian from Hard Ticket to Home Video made his De Niro debut for the You Talkin To Me? blogathon, and subsequently gave us his own epic take on The Deer Hunter.
There have been so many fantastic posts this week that I know I’ve failed to mention. Forgive me, I’m really hungover and all I’m really capable of doing right now is typing a few sentences while taking intermittent breaks to stare off into space. Speaking of, I had a thought this week while attempting to finish up a work project. I wondered what would happen if I just took an afternoon stroll and maybe caught an afternoon flick in the Savoy. Would anyone notice that I was gone? The answer is yes, they would, but I’ve convinced myself to do it anyway tomorrow. Why? Because Monday. Yes, Monday.
In other blog related news I have been invited to join the John Heatz Dream Team (that’s what I’m calling us, the other team members have no choice) and will hopefully be contributing plenty of gaming focused goodness in the near future. Stay tuned to JohnHeatz.com to read some of the excellent posts, articles and reviews the team have already submitted, and keep an eye out for future surprises in the pipeline. My thanks to Alex Raphael, Drakulus and Kevin from The Mental Attic for their kind Sunshine Award nominations. As always I am much obliged and thankful for your continued support.
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That’s all from me for now, I’ll leave you with this picture of a dog dressed as Yoda.