Top 5 Super quick tips to get out of an inappropriate joke!

So you’ve told a really inappropriate joke! The room has gone silent, and the proverbial hale bays are starting to roll in. there’s one guy laughing but it turns out he’s laughing at something else.

What do you do? Here is my 5 super quick tips to avoid humiliation.

 

Number 1- (The Sympathy card, possible tears may be effective)

“I’ve just been having a really tough time lately”.

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Number 2-(The Godfather)

quickly change the subject to the Godfather film, because everybody has seen it, or pretends that they have!

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Number 3- (Distraction, AKA deflecting the blame)Instantly distract from your misgivings and talk about someone else’s. For Example:

“Did you know John from I.T is having an affair?”

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Number 4- (Pull out the Famous card)

“But anyway, did you know I once auditioned for challenge Anneka?”

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Number 5- ( Run Away)

And finally, when all else fails your only option left is to run away change your name and move to another country!

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Selina x

Top 5 The Walking Dead OMG! Moments (Season 1-5)

This is the my personal top 5 Walking Dead OMG moments from series 1-5, if you haven’t quite caught up yet then this may contain some spoilers for you! (So don’t go blaming me)

  • Number 5– Season 4- Michonne’s flashback (she had a child)michonne

I felt I had to add this in as an OMG moment, purely because it was such a random (but also made sense) moment for the TWD. I can’t have been the only one watching who saw the scene of Michonne standing in her kitchen making lunch, and instantly felt compelled to rewind the TV because surely, I must have missed something here? Whatever the producers were hoping to achieve, it worked. And all of sudden we were reminded that Michonne must have had a life before, and even more shockingly, her grumpy demur was probably the result of her losing her child.

  • Number 4- Morgan’s not quite himself Season 3

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During season 3 TWD, we are reacquainted with Morgan when he holds Michonne, Carl and Rick at gunpoint in the middle of a town, and doesn’t seem to recognise (himself) or Rick. The most shocking thing about this scene is how much Morgan has clearly changed from the last time we saw him in the pilot for TWD. His son Duane has died which clearly took a big toll on him (which is understandable) and he has devoted himself to collecting and disposing of dead walkers. What’s even more heart-breaking is, Morgan’s refusal to come back to the prison to join the others, and Rick has to sadly walk away from the man that once saved him. (Sad face)

 

Number 3– Carol becomes an official badass! Season 5, episode 1

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Woah, you go girl!

Ok, so this is another defining moment for not only the Walking Dead storyline, but also the pinnacle transformation for Carol’s character, and role within the group. Over the seasons we have seen Carol transform from knitting pattern mummy, in to gorilla style warrior ready to do whatever it takes to survive. In season 5 episode 1, we see carol really come in to her own as she single handily saves the group from the evil Terminus cannibals. What’s even more interesting is how she goes about it, and how clear it is that she is not prepared to take anymore shit from anyone. (Queue, Conan Carol)

 

Number 2– The Sheriffs back in town! Season 1 episode 2

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Ok, so we kinda all knew it was going to happen when rick rode in to Atlanta. The streets were far too quiet, and we could see some of the walkers start to stir from their slumber. But OMG, when he turns that corner and sees all those hungry walkers coming towards him,  that defining moment was the cementing of (this show is gonna be awesome!) and had people screaming ” Run, quick go the other way”.

Number 1– The Governor beheading Hershel Greene season 4, Episode 8

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“SAY WHAT”?

The savage beheading of Hershel Green at the hands of the Governor (with Michonne’s sword no less) has to be my ultimate top OMG TWD moment. For myself and many other fans of the show, the death of Hershel came as a truly horrifying surprise. It has become somewhat of a tradition with TWD, which every mid-season (episode 8) a character will either die, or something else will happen to shock TWD universe. But I personally never suspected Hershel, did you? (RIP Dr Hershel)

Anyways that’s my personal top 5 OMG Walking Dead moments. If I’ve left anything out please let me know.

 

 

 

 

Fear the Walking Dead not on SKY?

Why, Oh why is fear the walking dead not on SKY TV?

Firstly, this is a personal grumble and not aimed at the good folks at BT TV. But somebody please explain to me why AMC decided to sell the show exclusively to BT TV, and not share with the other viewing platforms? (We all know it comes down to money) but that really isn’t the point. Millions of fans have devoted, and supported AMC for several years watching the Walking Dead, and then for some unknown reason, you let them all down with one big honking deal!

I know I can’t be the only disgruntled Walking Dead fan who feels cheated by AMC and the sub-channels who provide the show to other countries? I can’t count the hours I have tuned in to watch Rick Grimes and the gang battle their way through herds of zombies, fighting over gangs avoiding cannibalism and still looking fresh each episode. Oh no, I wasn’t the only one who was super excited when the producers of the show announced they were creating a prequel to the show at the beginning of 2015 (genuine smiley faced excitement) and when us mere UK viewers got told we would have to switch to BT TV to be able to watch, I like many other fans, felt the bottoms drop out of every SKY and VIRGIN viewer in the country. (BOOM)

Sad faces everywhere, not a dry eye in the house. So what did the clever guys go and do at BT TV? They let us watch the first episode on Sunday night for free! (Hooking us in) Not I, I will not succumb to the pressures of signing up to a new TV package. I don’t care what they try to offer me. Breaking bad, got Netflix. Mad Men, seen it. I refuse to give in to TV temptation for just one show and will wait to watch the rest of the series when it comes out on DVD (remember when it was called a video shop?)

Anyways, I hope everybody’s having a great day, and looking forward to Season six Walking dead starting October (YEY!)

 

Lots of Luff, Selina x

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Interstellar Review

Has anybody else watched the 2014 film Interstellar? If so, did anybody actually understand it?

****Warning major spoiler alert*****

First off, I finally decided to set aside 3 hours of my day and watch the highly anticipated 2014 film Interstellar. 2 hours in to the film and I was instantly regretting my film choice for that day. Now don’t get me wrong, it started off like any other big blockbuster Armageddon film, the world is somehow plagued by a deadly dust, humans can no longer survive robots are everywhere Blah, blah. And personally I love that kind of end of the world stuff. However, after a while I realised that this was not a good film, but was in fact a good book (if you catch my drift)

The Stellar cast (see what I did there) are brilliant, and you can’t fault them for trying to make the film a hit. But, the story line really lacks depth and general understanding for non- scientist folk. My first criticism is the speedy pace of the film, and not fully explaining the basic storyline. How did widowed father Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) become a trained pilot for NASA? What was the random dust message in the daughter’s bedroom, and how did it somehow (and I mean magically) translate in to map coordinates?

Whatever the explanation, somehow Cooper and his daughter end up at a secret NASA lab (why secret?) Where Michael Caine and Ann Hathaway where randomly waiting for him? This was curious enough, however it became more random when they stated they had been waiting for Cooper to arrive, and apparently he was the only one who could drive the space ship. Why oh why didn’t they just call him? I mean seriously, just drive over to his house, send him a letter, don’t rely on this humble farmer to understand a dust message when the whole human race is at stake!

My next grumble was when they enter the Black hole (worm hole, whatever) and most the crew gets separated to explore the different pings they have received from the three random planets. Was there a space centre they set up? Some type of hub? Because somehow, one guy gets to stay somewhere and continues to age 30 odd years because of the space time shift thing. (I really didn’t understand this) again, this is a perfect example of the speedy pace of the film, trying desperately to fit in too many facts and leaving out the important bits.

Next, how old is Michael Caine? When they left he already looked about eighty, so how, after 30 odd years was he still alive (I realise he does die eventually) but if the film makers want us to believe the storyline, the Michael would have been over 100 when his character eventually pops his clogs. And also another niggle in the storyline, how was anybody communicating with the space ship when it was so far away? And more importantly, how did the astronauts communicate within the Black hole (cell phone signal?)

I could go on for a long while talking about the crazy storyline (don’t worry I won’t) I will just briefly mention the strange Interception like ending. Honestly, it made me cry. I don’t fully understand why or how it got to me (it could have been genuine relief) but I think it was more that it ended where it had started, with the poltergeist bookshelf. The sadness of Matthew’s character Cooper was heart wrenching. His realisation that the answer had been right in front of him (upstairs to the left in his daughter’s room) and also that he saw his daughter as a child again and clearly wished he had stayed like she had previously told him to 30 years ago. Pheww!

Whatever you thought of this film, the cast was great and made the film (bearably) watchable. Would I watch it again to try and work it out? No. Would I recommend it to a friend? Maybe someone I don’t really like. More importantly, if you did enjoy it and understand it, please let me know.

Lots of Luff, Selina