Wednesday, September 26, 2007

(not) evermore


(not) evermore, originally uploaded by No Middle Name.

We went to see Evermore at the Hallam Hotel last night. This isn't them, this is one of the support bands (there were four). We don't know their names. Evermore were good, but Children Collide (another support band, not above) were rock-tastic. Keep an eye out for them, they're good.

howard out now


howard out now, originally uploaded by No Middle Name.

a demonstration passing by our office. they want howard out now, but they could just wait a couple of months until the election. oh well.

jekyll

Last night we finished watching Jekyll (downloaded, bad person, straight to pirate hell, too impatient to wait 2 years before it gets shown on the ABC). Absolutely fantastic. You don't need to read the rest of this, just go and watch it.

I sold this to my wife with "it's written by the same bloke that did Blink and The Empty Child" (Stephen Moffat). That was enough, but the fact that it also has the man from Cold Feet (James Nesbitt) as Doctor Jackman/Jekyll was a bonus.

Also, it's got Gina Bellman in it and Michelle Ryan (who is now the Bionic Woman apparently). If you could see me now I would be doing the Vic Reeves thigh polishing gesture.

It is a perfect example of all that's good about British TV. Great acting, a willingness to take risks, 6 episodes of excitement and edginess with no filler. If it had been an American production for one of their big networks, it would have been at least 22 episodes long, all written by different teams of 5 writers, and 19 of those episodes would not have advanced the story one bit. They would have been very glossy though. The last episode of the "season" would have been forced to end on a cliffhanger to set up season two, which would then be cancelled.

Anyway, watch it if you get the chance. It kicks the arse off anything else on the telly and then eats their ears.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

It's Every Cuss Word We Know

Not safe for work, with children present, or if drinking unless you happen to like stuff snorting out of your nose.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

corner desk view


corner desk view, originally uploaded by No Middle Name.

I've got a nice new corner desk in the office. Here's my view.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Tie Shirt

My son made me a laminated paper tie to wear around my neck on a piece of elastic for Father's Day (Sept 2, here in Australia). I thought it would make a great t-shirt. So I did.