Thursday, 15 April 2021

190 - Jolene

 So, every time I happen to hear Jolene, by Dolly Parton, on the radio - whether this is on Radio 2 or Greatest Hits Radio - I can't help but have the same feeling...

She begging Jolene not to take her man... but surely she should be saying the opposite. Go ahead, Jolene, take my man. But bear in mind that if he's cheated on me with you, he'll probably cheat on you, too. 

And if "her man" is going to cheat on her with Jolene, surely she deserves someone better than him, someone who won't cheat on her and appreciate her for how great she is. 

I dunno...

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

189 - Angry

 I think that's my word of the day. 

Angry.

Maybe one day I'll tell you why...

But that day is not today.

Sorry.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

188 - Vaccine

 So, today's the day when people of my age become eligible to book a Covid-19 vaccine; but I gather the demand has been rather high. I tried to book, but the only locations it showed me were 20+ miles away, and I know there are places a lot closer than that. 

I guess I'll keep on going back to the website to see what pops up, as I'm told that's what you need to do as locations showing fluctuate. Why it can't just show you all the locations close to you, I don't know. It could just say "no available slots - try again" for those close, but unavailable. 

I dunno. 

Still, the time approaches. I won't feel close to being safe until about four weeks after my second shot, though; as I understand it that's when your body's built up the maximum protection it's going to get. 

And I want to feel safer again. 

It can't all go on forever. Something's got to give. 

Monday, 12 April 2021

187 - Rocky

 Flicking through the channels, I see ITV4 is showing Rocky 3. So, being a massive sucker for the Rocky film, of course I watch. 

This is despite the fact it's only in SD, has a flippin' DOG in the top left corner, and has adverts. And yet, just over to my side is a Blu-Ray boxset of six of the Rocky films that I could put on instead...

There's no logic, 

Like I say, I do adore the Rocky films. I had a binge of them last year, one a week over eight weeks, with my son (who was seeing all of them for the first time), and it is a glorious series of movies.

Of course, the first of them is the best. Goes without saying. But the rest are all damn great movies, too. Yes. All of them. Even that one you're going to cite as being a bit rubbish. It's not. It's great. Fine. You disagree. But you're wrong, and you're a grotesquely ugly freak. 

Yes, Rocky 4 doesn't have a second act. 

Yes, there's not a proper fight in Rocky 5. 

Yes, Rocky should be waaaaaaaay too old to fight in Rocky Balboa. 

But, you know what?

Absolutely NONE of that matters. 

It's a glorious series of movies. So much to love. The underdog becoming champion, becoming has been, becoming the inspiration for the next generation. You absolutely feel for Rocky across all eight movies. 

And that's one of the things that's not going to be the same when we get Creed 3; Stallone has said he's not going to be playing Rocky in it. And that's a real shame. I would at least have like to have seen a cameo from Rocky; maybe if it's even just a single scene of Rocky telling Adonis Creed that he's taken him as far as he can, and that he needs someone else to take over. A symbolic passing of the torch. HIs absence will be felt. 

Still, there is the new "director's" cut of Rocky 4 to come; hopefully they'll find that second act. 

As I watch, Rocky 3's getting very close to the point where Mickey's going to die. I would actually say that he's my favourite of all the characters across the 8 movies (I realise this may be sacrilege to some!), as Burgess Meredith is such a damn brilliant actor that I would gladly watch anything he's in. He's a brilliant Penguin in the Batman TV show, and I recall seeing him in a movie of the Steinbeck novel, Of Mice and Men as well. He just gave a brilliant performance in everything he did.

I just love these films...
 

Sunday, 11 April 2021

186 - Endless

 Everything just seems to be an endless loop of repeating sameness, with only occasional divergences from the norm. I can't help but think there must be more than this, and try to work out how to get out of the loop. It's like that movie where the same thing happens every day, and the next day is the same... what was it called..? Ah, yes; A Christmas Wedding Date!

I bet you thought I was going to say that other film, didn't you?

What, Edge of Tomorrow?

I could keep on going with this, but the joke's wearing thin already. 

I never claimed to be any good at jokes. Though after telling a particularly funny one once, a friend said with humour like that I should be on the telly. It made me smile for a moment, until he added;

I could change channel...

Anyhow... how to get out of this endless loop of repeating sameness, with only occasional divergences from the norm. I can't help but think there must be more than this, and try to work out how to get out of the loop. It's like that movie where the same thing happens every day, and the next day is the same... what was it called..? Ah, yes; A Christmas Wedding Date!

I bet you thought I was going to say that other film, didn't you?

What, Edge of Tomorrow?

I could keep on going with this, but the joke's wearing thin already. 

I never claimed to be any good at jokes. Though after telling a particularly funny one once, a friend said with humour like that I should be on the telly. It made me smile for a moment, until he added;

I could change channel...

Anyhow... how to get out of this endless loop of repeating sameness, with only occasional divergences from the norm. I can't help but think there must be more than this, and try to work out how to get out of the loop. It's like that movie where the same thing happens every day, and the next day is the same... what was it called..? Ah, yes; A Christmas Wedding Date!

I bet you thought I was going to say that other film, didn't you?

What, Edge of Tomorrow?

I could keep on going with this, but the joke's wearing thin already. 

I never claimed to be any good at jokes. Though after telling a particularly funny one once, a friend said with humour like that I should be on the telly. It made me smile for a moment, until he added;

I could change channel...

Anyhow... how to get out of this endless loop of repeating sameness, with only occasional divergences from the norm. I can't help but think there must be more than this, and try to work out how to get out of the loop. It's like that movie where the same thing happens every day, and the next day is the same... what was it called..? Ah, yes; A Christmas Wedding Date!
...a white hole...???

Etc etc...

Saturday, 10 April 2021

185 - Bullseye

 I do rather like these gameshow reboots that Alan Carr does - they're quite fun. Taking the originals, remixing them a bit, but keeping the essence of the orignal shows intact. 

They had a decent amount of different shows last series; hopefully it'll be similar this time around, and we'll also get a couple of shows they didn't do last time..

Part of me hopes the contestants on this one don't win the grand prize, just so Alan can get to say "Have a look at what you could have won..."

I know. 

I'm mean...