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I blame Boylan

July 13, 2015 - 09:37 -- Admin

I was doing so well getting back towards my goal weight of the mid-80s. Until Professor Boylan turned up, martinis clutched in one fist, a brace of slow cooked lamb shoulders in the other. I fear to step on the scales and check my weight now – not that there would be much point. I doubt I could see them over my bulging gut.

Not sure how I feel about this Han Solo movie spin off

July 10, 2015 - 05:46 -- Admin

Disney seems intent on creating a whole universe of media for Star Wars, but I can't be alone in feeling a little nervous about the announcement of a stand alone film exploring Han Solo's early years. It was great to see an old and crumpled Han at the end of that last trailer and I sorta wonder how we'll go watching Ford reprise the role in The Force Awakens, only to have to watch another actor climb into the Falcon a few months later.

Who could pull that off?

One Minute Time Machine

July 9, 2015 - 12:06 -- Admin

I loved this mash up of Groundhog Day, Fifty First Dates, Back to the Future and just about every other time hopping trope you can recall.

It has great wit and a wickedly funny twist. Totes worth your five minutes. The dialogue is not entirely safe for work.

Fifty cups of coffee

July 9, 2015 - 05:39 -- Admin

While you sip your morning brew, bracing for the day, contemplate literary badass Honoré de Balzac who pumped out the wordage fueled by fifty shots of black gold every day. Until his entire cardiovascular system exploded out through his eyeballs like the tentacles of Cthulhu.

The New Yorker has a great piece on Balzac's increasingly wired thoughts about every single cup:

This is what the future looked like

July 8, 2015 - 12:38 -- Admin

The old TWA terminal at JFK airport is being redeveloped as a hotel. I've never been there. Chances are neither have you, even if you're as well travelled as Monster Yuppy. It's been closed for over a decade, but unusually in the US it hasn't been demolished and replaced with some aesthetically worthless commerce box.