Friday, 29 April 2011
If you could fill all the guest spots on a quiz format comedy panel show with your friends and acquaintances, who would you choose and for which programme?
It would be Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and my team would be me, Drew Davies and PJ Montgomery, as they know their music well and we have good banter. Also, presenting would be either Simon Amstell or Josh Groban, as they were both hilarious and hot.
If you could eliminate one thing you do each day in the bathroom so you never had to do it again, what would it be?
Brushing my teeth. It always feels like it's taking up too much of my time, and if my trips to the dentist and tooth sensitivity is anything to go by, apparently for little results. If they could make a toothpaste you apply once and never had to use again, leaving you with forever strong teeth and gums and fresh breath, I would be a happy man indeed.
Does it have to be just one? Hmm, well flight is hard to pass up...it would save me thousands in train tickets. Or possibly shapeshifting, to the atomic level. Then I could do pretty much anything.
Rap music. Does my head in.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Which Alien do you really hope they bring back in the new series of Doctor Who (which starts Saturday) and which alien do you really hope is forgotten and never mentioned again?
I've never seen classic Doctor Who, so this isn't a good question for me.
God, I have so many. But perhaps one that sticks out in my mind just now was an issue of Uncanny X-Men. I forget the issue number, but it musta taken place before the Phalanx Covenant. Basically, Gambit is confronting a seemingly primitive Sabretooth (who had lost his memory and personality after being stabbed in the brain by Wolverine). Gambit is angry over a previous encounter they'd had years before where Sabretooth killed his lover casually saying 'whoops' as he drops her off a bridge. Before Gambit can hurt him, or make him remember who he is, Storm intervenes. The last page is the best, as Storm walks out of the Danger Room where Sabretooth is being held. Alone in the dark, he mutters 'whoops'.
Loved it, in part due to some stunning pacing and composition by Joe Madureira, and also the smart use of sound effects in the last page; as Storm walks away we g a 'clik clak clik clak' of her shoes, showing how echoey the hall is, but also creating a strong sense of foreboding. The issue was brilliantly timed and executed, and was the first one to come to mind when you asked that question.
Drew Davies, my friend and co-writer on Stiffs. I met him in school as a teenager, around the time I was coming to terms with my sexuality. He's the best and most supportive friend I've ever had.
If we were to ignore how late it is now...I'm pretty good at making a lemon-infused Roast Chicken dinner, with roast parsnips, potatoes, peas...probably that.
Oh, tough one...I can start by listing the major cities I have been to: London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds in the UK; New York in the US, and Paris in Europe...and that's about it. Favourite? Hmm, I'd normally say Cardiff, I've always grown up close to it, it's a city on a small scale; but that may be cheating as it's almost home to me. Birmingham would probably be my next choice, though I'm finding I have a growing soft spot for London these days.
Yes, though I don't think of them as lingering spirits so much as echoes. I think that the presence of a human being and our own intrinsic electromagnetic fields can create imprints on the spectrum of the world around us. As such, when someone sees a ghost, they are seeing an echo of someone previously in that spot, whether that person is now alive or dead. I think that's why when people claim to have seen ghosts they're often doing something mundane like having a walk, or like, cleaning dishes or something; you're seeing echoes of past actions.
Hmmm...yes, I believe I do. Don't ask me what it entails, because that I truly have no answer for. But I am positive that there is more to existence than what we have now when we're alive. That being said, the possibility of life after death or reincarnation gives no one liscence to be an ass now.
Dorian Gray. Forever youth and composed of incalculable wit and charm, and a dark side no one knows :P
Glee...so I could sing my guts out and dance my tits off...because I am a SUPERGAY that way
Do you need anything moistened or... made soggy? (Intended to be a Dr Horrible reference, but I realise it just sounds like the grossest proposal. NEVER MIND)
OMG until I recalled where I'd heard that before I was totally mouth agape shocked face! LOL. But no, I'm good just now lol
Monday, 18 April 2011
Wow, I've seen a lot. Umm, Anti-Christ. Definitey. It was just horrible, non-sensical torture porn in the most literal sense, and the only message it seemed to have was "don't trust women, they're all murderous, child killing whores". I found it incredibly misogynistic and controversial for controversy's sake.