“Waiting on the world to change…”

I know… I know… I lied. I was so sure I would be the chatterbox of the festive season… but alas, I was busy, yet again. Unfortunately, this post will not make up for my absence, however, I do know, that I need to share it with you as quickly as possible.

Being an avid Charlie Chaplin fan, on being shown this video by a friend, I was instantly filled with a kind of hope and power that I can not describe. The edit is not flawless, the footage is not perfect, but the message is one of the strongest and loudest I’ve ever heard.

The speech is an exerpt from the film “The great dictator”, starring Charles Chaplin. A combination of the speech and the emotive Hans Zimmer track, Time, really had my tear ducts going.

Enjoy Mr Chaplin’s words, and may they inspire you to make changes in the world that people have only hoped for. 




“I got the magic in me…”

In light of current events, I thought I would theme my new post to the likes of the wonderful, wizarding world of Harry potter. This doesn’t refer to the fantastic-looking theme park (Which I NEED to visit), but the fact that the movie was released yesterday. I have yet to see it… which is a first for me! I always watch the HP movies on premiere night and I’m afraid my 30 seconds to Mars concert last night spoilt that tradition. HOWEVER, 30 seconds to Mars blew my mind and the new Harry Potter movie will be seen VERY soon.

In the meantime… I have found a rather… er… interesting person who has entered himself in a “Biggest Harry Potter fan” competition. Let’s just say this dude better win, because he has dedicated his life and a lot of time to this phenomenal series. (I thought I was a fan… but really… Wow! This guy is either the king of all Harry Potter nerds OR totally creeptastic. You decide.)



“So take me away, I don’t mind. But you better promise me I’ll be back in time.”

My blog has had an unexpected boost in readers the past few days… All because of my Charlie Chaplin article I wrote a few months ago. So weird…

Anyway, I looked into it and I found out that someone may have found a “Time traveller” in some footage of one of good ol’ Charles’ dvds. The youtube video has gone a bit viral. (Which is why people have been searching Mr Chaplin, therefore being linked to my post.) I think it’s a pretty darn cool theory and I hope it’s true.  (This is coming from a super Back to the future geek…)

So here is the video which has gotten everyone excited about Charlie Chaplin again:



‘He ate my heart, then he ate my brain…”

Runaway Brain

Mickey Mouse – or is it, Julius?

Probably my favourite Disney short and definitely my favourite Mickey Mouse cartoon. A really beautifully animated piece, laced with SO many well-timed moments and hidden jokes. I have to share the splendour of this amazing animation with anyone who cares to enjoy it. Sit  back, with a bowl of popcorn and watch this:



“So I don’t know anything. When I give in! Oh animator! Oh animator!”

My new, and possibly slightly improved, animation showreel.

That is all.

Oh, and also, hire me.




PS: The title refers to the song “Animator” by Pull tiger tail. It’s a cool song. Youtube it. (The music video could have done with a little more… I dunno… animation?)

“Just eat it, eat it, eat it…”

Holy corn cobs, this is funny. It’s a compilation of Mark Dacascos revealing the episodic secret ingredient on Iron Chef. Notice how buggy his eyes get and how each reveal seems to become more epic than the last. Too funny!



“The Simpsonsss…”

Ahhhhh…. I can’t believe I didn’t manage to post this on the 1st of August 2010!!!


I am a failure as a Simpsonite. (If there is such a word…)

Yesterday, marked the date of a pretty special wedding. One that fans have been waiting for for the past 15 years!

Season 6 of the Simpsons (Aired in 1995) told the story of an 8 year old Lisa Simpson being told her future by a fortune teller at a carnival. The fortune teller predicts a romance between a 23 year old Lisa and an Englishman by the name of Hugh Parkerfield. The episode involves the Simpson/Parkerfield wedding in the year 2010! (Mind you, by the end of the episode the wedding is called off. So I guess we didn’t miss much.)

Can’t believe I missed the date. I’m such a loser.

Then again, there may be some confusion as to how this happened, considering the fact that Lisa is still 8 years old in the most recent Simpsons episodes. Hmm.

Now that I have had my daily geek-out session, I will leave you with the wise words of Mr Homer J Simpson:

“Lisa, Vampires are make-believe. Like elves, gremlins, and eskimos.”



“Happy birthday to the GROUND…”

Andy Samberg – Threw it on the ground – The Lonely Island

“I like things that are immature and offbeat and bizarre. Random jokes. Weird stuff. And stupid. Stupid is the highest compliment a person can pay to me.” – Andy Samberg


“Baby, you’ll be famous. Chase you down until you love me. Paparazzi.”

Bieber who?

Greyson Michael Chance. I’ve never seen anything spread so fast before. Like a wildfire, in a petroleum-doused dead forest! Goodness gracious.

Yesterday, I came across this wonderful cover of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi. It was by a 12 year old 6th grader at his school’s talent show. He had about 100 000 views in only 1 week. Pretty amazing. Check his youtube video out. (Note the blonde girl in the back falling in love…)

TODAY, yes today (The day after yesterday)…. I checked again (because I’m a fan now y’see) and he had over 8500 000 views! I think that is the most incredible thing that I’ve ever seen. OVERNIGHT! Then I hear that yesterday he was contacted by the Ellen producers and he was flown up to LA today to shoot an episode of the Ellen show! You could see that he was a little nervous, but honestly at the rate that his fame has shot up, how could he not be? (See the excitement when a special caller calls in on Ellen) 🙂

I think there are huge things in store for this talented little kid. I also think that Justin Bieber’s fanbase should watch it’s back. Today is the first day I’ve seen “Justin Bieber” out of the Twitter trending topics. “Who’s replaced it?” you may ask. You guessed it. “Greyson”.

I expect to see way more of this little guy. He definitely has an amazing talent and I’m glad it didn’t take long for the world to see. There are already fan groups all over the internet. “Greyson_news” GreysonTube” “Greysonfans”. Incredible stuff indeed.

I sure hope he won that school talent competition…


“When it hasn’t been your day, or week, or your month, or even your year…”

I’ve finally gotten through the entire ten seasons of Friends again. It took me most of this month, but it was SO worth it. I’m astounded by how amazing that writing team was.  Everything about the show was golden. Crane and Kauffman were frikken geniuses.

I watched some behind the scenes videos and everything, from the cast, to the writers, to the set builders, to the filming crew, was perfection.

I mean, did you know that every single set was made up on a stage? They didn’t use ONE real apartment or restaurant. Everything was made up from scratch. The only on-location shoot they had, were for the episodes in England. Which were shot in… er… England. Even the Vegas episodes were made up on a stage. A-ma-zing.

Central Perk

Phoebe’s Apartment

I was also amazed to see how many new ideas they came up with for every episode. I don’t think I watched one episode that wasn’t really funny, except maybe the last one, which got me all teary eyed – and even then, it still cracked me up. One of my many, many favourite moments had to be the episode where Ross bought a pair of leather pants. It was so funny!

During a visit to a prospective girlfriend’s house, the pants become so increasingly toasty, that he is forced to excuse himself in order to pull down his pants in the bathroom and give his legs a little breather. The problem comes in, when he decides he wants to pull them back up again and they won’t budge! With Joey on the phone giving him ridiculous advice, he ends up with lotion and powder smeared all over his legs for lubrication. He gives the pants one last tug and with a slip of his hand, slaps himself in the face.

The moment is so beautifully timed and comical, that it took me a few rewind sessions and about 15 minutes to stop laughing.

Ross and his leather pants (Courtesy of Chandler)

I can only be thoroughly overjoyed at the thought of a Friends movie. If the rumours are true,  then that could be happening really soon! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy….

I feel like cheescake now.


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