Sunday, 17 April 2011

Disabled Belly Dancers, US hurricanes, and Irish dancing?

A woman in New York has had her life-long benefit claim of $850 a month cut to $400 a month. The claim was being made because of a car accident a number of years ago supposedly leaving her 'unable to work'. Que angry ex-husband. The womans ex-husband, who, pressumably doesn't like her very much, found some pictures of her online belly dancing. Alongside the pictures she mentioned how many hours of intense practise goes into the demanding physical activity each day. Brilliant. She then had to pay his legal fees and 60% of the money from selling their former home some years ago. I <3 Karma.

At least 43 people have died in the southern states of America after as many as 62 hurricanes over the past few days. The states included North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. The death tole is expected to rise. Bad times indeed.

Another topic I wanted to talk about is Irish dancing, a bizzare tradition, which involves being orange and wearing hilarious wigs. The world championships are currently on in Dublin, and next year my sister will probably be competing. There are two competitions she will be in, and I have the choice of which one to go along to and see America.

Now I would love to see what America is like, so tell me readers which city should I go to in the name of Irish dancing (lol jk excuse for a holiday) Boston or Chicago?
Let me know which one you prefer or don't prefer and why :)
Much love, Sam.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Slow news day, Royal Wedding!

so not a huge amount has happened recently, not that's overly interesting anyway so I thought I'd give a little update on the Royal wedding.

Now, no one actually cares about the Royal wedding, except for two reasons:
  • A 4-day weekend, followed by a 3-day weekend will make most of us patriotic.
  • The Royal Wedding drinking game.
The rules of said drinking game are as follows:
1. If the Queen is on the screen you must be drinking. The woman has ruled the country for over 50 years, the least you can do is get destroyed in her honour.

2. Any time Prince Harry appears all players must produce a Nazi salute. The last player to do so must consume 5 fingers/mouthfuls for their poor reactions.

3. If Elton John is spotted the last person to shout "Candle in the Wind" must drink 5.

4. Any time time paralells are drawn to the Diana and Charles wedding (or any previous Royal Wedding for that matter), by commentators or otherwise, all players must consume 3 fingers/mouthfuls of their drink.

5.We're British (or shall assume the role for the day), which means we're a simple folk who enjoy comforts such as bacon and beer. With this in mind then, what better way to greet our anthem than with a hearty chug. As a result when the National Anthem is playing, everyone must be stood up and drinking. (Cheers to Will Sugg for inspiring this rule)

6.William will one day become king of this fine country, a fact that needs to be celebrated no? Every time the word "future" is said, in the mentioned context or not, an amount no less than 1 finger must be added to the "Future Kings Cup" by any player. This should then go in a clockwise direction from the first player to do so everytime future is mentioned, to ensure the cup has a good mix of drinks.
(Cheers to Sam Baggot for inspiring this rule)

7. And following on from Rule 6, The last person to shout "God save the future King!" upon the proclamation of "I now pronounce you man and wife" has to down the Future King's Cup. I fear for those that are last here, I really do.
(Cheers to Dick Sharp for inspiring this rule)

8. Prince Phillip has found a warm place in many of our hearts, his "Racist Grandad" appeal simply too hard too dislike. As a result, whenever he is shown independant of the Queen (to avoid complications with rule 1), the last player to shout "Bloody Foreigners" must drink 3 fingers. Penalties can be awarded for anyone who makes no attempt to imitate his accent.

9. Prime Ministers never tend to be popular, but our current one is hated even by those standards. So to allow you all to "stick it to da man" whenever our fearless leader David Cameron appears on screen, the first player to shout "Censored" is allowed to come up with a rule of their own. Enjoy your one chance at tyranny!

I know it's a long post, but I coldn't give you half the rules now could I? Enjoy, I hope to. Oh, and drink responsibly ;)

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Back Again!

Hello my wonderful readers, sorry I have been gone for so long, I have been building a website ;D
It's very poor, but I'm new to all this, and shall be investing in some sitspinner or dreamweaver softeware in a couple of months.

Teenagers in the UK are being qouted somewhere in the region of £2000 to £27000 for car insurance?
As if this makes sense. How many 18 year olds do you know that have £2000 a year disposable income? and thats the lower bracket!
On the bright side another 17,000 jobs have been created in the UK, maybe finally the recession is wearing off.
Two planes collided at JFK airport, "Oh no" you might say. Well that were taxiing, so there was no real damage at all.

A few days ago the wreckage of an Air France passenger plane that crashed in the atlantic from Rio de Janeiro to Paris was found after being missing for almost two years. Which I'm sure is nice, but at the same time a horrible reminder for the families. I will be back in a couple of hours to have a read through your blogs guys, and I'm back permanently now :) I promise.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Rebels are #Winning

Okay so I've written a bit too much on Libya, so the rebels are now winning, I'll leave it at that.
In other news, people in the Phillippines have hilarious names, a BBC reporter said "Since then I've met a Bambi, three Bogies, several Girlies, a Peanut, a Barbie and a middle-aged man called Babe." Which is brilliant, why can't we have more of that in the UK?

A man in Halifax, burgled some houses, then fell down a well. A prime example of how mediocre the UK is, no guns, no violence, just a severe amount of average. An example of how more-then-average America is in terms of guns, two men opened fire on each other with shotguns in Mississippi. They did this because one man thought that the others dog had been dumping on his lawn. The argument got out of control. Bang. Both will probably get jail time.

There was a massive protest in London regarding spending cuts, or as I like to call it, an anti-conservative march. I'm not anti-conservative myself, but I am a student. Therefore poor. Therefore supporting labour / lib-dem. But who knows what will happen in the future?

I'm babbling now, how about a joke a friend told me after being accused of being a homophobe?
He said "I'm not homophobic, but let's just say that I prefer to eat my bananas with a knife and fork."
Oh how we laughed. I'll be back in a few days people. Much love, Sam. 

Monday, 21 March 2011

No fly-zone and the worst song evarrrr.

Sorry I've been gone for a few days people. There's been a lot of stuff going on i.e. college work. So let's get straight into it.

Over the past few days the no-fly zone over Libya has been imposed and enforced, keeping the rebels very much in the fight, after the ceasefire was broken. Now this "no-fly zone" seem's to be more of a "bomb-the-shit-out-of-anything-that-moves zone", with a few hundred tomohawk cruise misiles being fired at government troops. Viva la revolution eh?

For those of you that haven't seen Rebecca Blacks song "Friday" Save yourself the pain or hope to god you get rick-rolled, it really is "the worst song ever", even the BBC say so. Autotuned, with terrible lyrics and a terrible video, it is clear that an American 13 year old girl's parents were very keen, for whatever reason, to generate a new 'Justin Bieber'. A sad story indeed.

However a sadder story is that the death toll in Japan is now at over 8,000, with over 1,300 still missing. The nuclear disaster is still being brought under control, but it is a real shame to see the reputation of nuclear power damaged so much. It is almost a perfect energy generation method, with 1kg of Uranium-235 producing over 200,000 times more energy than 1kg of coal.The pollution is controllable, no green house gases, the radioactive materials can just be stored away. But if natural disasters can cause this kind of catastrophe, people are right to be wary.

The new game 'Homefront' seems to have been a disapointment, with a metacritic score of only 71, it looks to be a good-average game, rather than the new Call of Duty we were all hoping for. But if you get the chance look for the trailer for "Dead Island", the newish trailers that is, not the one's from 2007 when it was originally announced. Do so. Looks amazing. Thanks for the read guys. Sam.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

David v Goliath. Round 2. Fight.

Just a quick update guys, don't have time for a full blog today, as there is a mountain of work staring me down. So I'll just show a quick viral video.

But it is the video's description that is the work of genius here;

On Monday the 14th of March, a video was uploaded on Facebook by someone claiming to be the Father of one of Casey's friends. The video would later become viral on Jewtube & was subsequently deleted hundreds to thousands of times. He was dubbed the "Zangief Kid" for his likeness to Zangief of the Street Fighter game series.
In the video, a small, ratty child was squaring up to a much larger chubster (but to call him a chubster is very deceiving, as he is a being of muscle) while his fellow vermin stood to the left with the camera. The ratty child, known as Ritchard, threw a punch, connecting with the chubster, Casey. Casey moved with the punch, but didn't back away or show any sign of pain. This was to be the Rat's first warning, which he failed to heed.
The Rat then began bouncing on his heels, taunting Casey by feigning punches to his stomach. Casey is seen moving his arm at speeds not yet achieved by mortal men. This was to be the Rat's second warning.
And then, following another feigned punch from the Rat, Casey acted. But it is not right to call him Casey anymore, because he is much, much more. He is the Beast. Channeling the power of the Immortal Ones, the Beast threw himself at the Rat and subdued him. He then proceeded to hoist the Rat up in to the air, pausing briefly to savor the smell of fear, before slamming the Rat down with enough force to destroy the other half of Japan. Contemplating a kick to the head, the Beast, wise and merciful in victory, decided against it, knowing the Rat was already humiliated and broken. One of the Rat's counterparts came up with the intention of getting revenge, but when the Beast looked him square in the eyes he became paralyzed with fear. The Beast, satisfied with his work, turned and strode off to his lair.
The Beast's current whereabouts are unknown, but it is very likely he slumbers in an underwater cave in the Bermuda Triangle. Because he's the hero St. Mary's North deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
A fat kid beat up a skinny kid.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did, I'll give a proper update tomorrow. Sam.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Day 2

Well hello people. Just though I'd do a quick update before college today (1:30 start for the win), with a few things.

First things first Libyan rebels have retaken the Eastern oil town of Brega, for what seems like the 20th time, killing and capturing a large number of government troops "allegedly". Obviously the Libyan government isn't going to confirm this, but if you're France, then the Rebels ARE the government. If you didn't know, France as of about a week ago became the first nation to officially recognise the self-declared Nation Council as the government of Libya. Talks regarding the no-fly zone continue, with everyone arguing and no one doing anything, meanwhile planes continue to drop bombs on rebels. Which makes you think, this whole no-fly zone thing should really fall into the 'Sooner rather than later' catergory. The longer we wait, the more will die. Or the Western world could just not get involved, we don't need to be hated anymore than we already are, right?

China is demanding higher compensation from New Zealand for the 60 Chinese students lost in the Christchurch earthquake. China says that because of their one child per family policy, each lost child is more valuable. I can kind of see where they're coming from there.

And in completely unrelated news, I watched the movie Battle: Los Angeles last night. One comment I saw on the YouTube trailer said that it was like a 2 hour USMC advert, which I think sums up the movie quite well, if you throw some aliens into the mix. So it's a good film if you're a guy / like explosions, but don't take your girlfriend to see it.

Anyway, I really need to get ready for college, thanks for taking the time to read this guys, I'll have a look through your blogs when I get home tonight. Sam.