First Person Shooters

Just the ones I’ve played lately…

Modern Warfare 2, bitches

Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2: Probably the best FPS ever made – 9.5 / 10

Modern Warfare 1 – 9 / 10

Bioshock 2: 8 /10

Dead Space: 8.5 /10

Gears of War 1 & 2: 8.75

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Tropfest finalists 2010

All films can be viewed here:

http://tropfest.ninemsn.com.au/

Smoking will kill you – Nice black comedy, 7.5

There had better be blood, 7.5, I like a good twist at the end of a movie…

Stakeout – 7.75, fairly LOL, got a good crowd response.

Testicle – WTF? Was that supposed to be funny? It wasn’t – 5

Shock – Nicely executed, liked it – 8

No dice hollywood – 7.75, looked like a lot of time (and money) went into it.

Nic & Shauna – 7, could have been funnier.

My neighbourhood has been taken over by baboons – 7.25, basically just a music video. Cool though.

The last roll of the dice – 6, didn’t do enough.

Happenstance – 7.75, another nice black comedy.

How god works – 7.5

One – 6, It’s just animated dice spinning around and shit.

Fishlips – 7.5, the writer / director is obviously a fan of “Amelie”

Falling backwards – 7.75, Impressively done, but maybe the fact it is all backwards is a bit gimmicky?

Every second weekend – 7, was that a movie or an advertisement for a mens mental health program?

Awakening –  7.75, awesome animation – no story or dialogue though (literally).

Frankie Magazine

It’s a guilty pleasure, educational, entertaining and an impulse! It’s funny, cute, down to earth and down right inspiring. It covers Art, Music and Fashion. If you’re looking for something similar then it’s the mag for you too.

9/10

Blogging using the iPhone

It’s very difficult!

2/10

Marcel Duchamp

Was he a creative genius? The answer is yes. He was one of many. His first scandal of the Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 made him notorious in the art scene. The Daddy of Dada then invented the readymades (random objects manufactured for some other purpose as a work of art) which were crazier than soup sandwiches. I will never forget the first time I heard of “The Fountain” I thought this guy is taking the piss. He was wanky but props to him for creating some crazy minimalist shit that was so popular and controversial. He obviously had a good sense of humour.

I also really like L.H.O.O.Q. his reproduction of The Mona Lisa which he drew a moustache and beard in 1919 and years later in the 60s before he carked it, released L.H.O.O.Q. Shaved. Now I’m not going to blog about all of my favourites but i’m just trying to promote awareness about him. He was quoted saying “I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”

I love it, it inspires me.

9/10


Mondays

Every second Monday this cunt with a whipper-snipper comes to do the gardening at 7:30 in the morning. I’m generally as drained by the end of the weekend as a bottle of lube at a swingers party, so the last fucking thing I need is someone waking me up early. The only consolation to me is that for the gardener prick to be at my house at 7:30 he must get up at 6:30 or earlier, but still, that doesn’t make me less pissed off.

And then the awful, sinking realisation creeps in. I have five days of work to get through before the next weekend. Since I couldn’t be stuffed getting my work finished on the last Friday, I’ve got extra to look forward to today.

Mondays fucking suck, except for public holidays.

1/10

Drum ‘n’ Bass

If you are reading this and don’t know what drum n bass is, I suggest you go and download a mix set, buy a mix cd (something by Andy C for starters), or go to a drum n bass gig in your local city or town. If you happen to live in a city or town that is unfortunate enough to not have any drum n bass gigs, then move to one that does. For an actual description of what drum n bassis, go here.

Now that we have that out of the way, I would like to say that drum n bass is awesome. Allow me to summarise why in dot points:

  • It’s not mainstream, so there’s a relatively small percentage of dickheads that like it.
  • It’s fun to mix. See DJ
  • It’s fun just to listen to at home, at work, or in the car.
  • The basslines, more important the SUB BASS!
  • It can be uplifting and put you in a better mood.
  • Sexy female vocals.
  • It incorporates elements from many other musical genres within it.
  • There are many different subgenre’s of drum n bass, literally one or many for every taste or mood.
  • It’s awesome.

And I can’t really think of anything bad about it. Except that it will make you want to spend lots of money upgrading your existing stereo equipment to get that full frequency response that it demands. And then eventually it will also make you want to spend lots of money on buying DJ equipment (turntables, mixer, vinyl/mp3’s) so you can mix it yourself.

9 / 10

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