Monday, April 25, 2016

Oh Smeg!

 I've just come home with my son from getting food and there is what appears to be a giant Banana outside next doors house.  I can see it but my son say's he can't.
 This raises two possibilites.  One, it's there and he's telling fibs... Or.  Two, it's not actually there and I'm seeing bloody giant bananas... Which makes me.... Well bananas I suppose...   Oh Smeg!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A few more pics

 I went out with my son last night we went to see if we could spot the beast (or whatever I saw) again.  Now I have had one sighting since, but that was a HUGE fox, seriously it was bloody massive.  So wether thats what I saw the first time and mis-identified or not I don't know.  I still think what I saw was a big cat.

 Anyway heres a few pics.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Two photos.

 Heres two pics.  Not much else to say.

The Phantom sock snatcher part two

 Note to self.  Booby-trapping a sock is a great idea unless you have a bad memory....  Limps off stage right...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Phantom Sock Snatcher of Ye Olde London town...

 The phantom sock snatcher of Ye olde London town.  No it's not a Goon show title, it's a bloody pain in the arse.   Ok, I don't actually live in Ye Olde London town, but the bloody sock snatcher is real enough.
 Someone-something is taking socks in our house, it's not my son, his socks are going missing too. It's not the dog becuse we haven't got one, that leaves the phantom... or something else......  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Beast of Baglan

 Now I know over the years I've posted a few.... Errr, lets be kind and say suspect pictures....  But just for a minute I'm being serious here.
 I'd been out shooting some video in the woods near where I live, I'd run the battery out in the video camera and was making my way back home just before sunset. Walking down the track I see what looks like a bit black Labrador in front of me, maybe 70 or 80 yards away.  Now I didn't take too much notice, it's common to see dog walkers about there, I expected someone to come around the bend behind it.
 Thats when it got weird, the "dog" turned side on and I could see it was a cat, a big cat, it ran into the overgrown wood's on my right (it had crossed left to right) I didn't see any signs of it when I got to the spot it had crossed the track.
 Now I cane all the way home without seeing another person, so no dog walker, and I've never seen an unaccompanied dog there anyway.  Besides I'd got a reasonable look at it and it was definitely a cat of some sort.  
 It was big and dark coloured, either black or dark brown, and moved like a cat.
 Now over the years theres been a number of sighting, this is the first time I've seen anything like it.
 Like I said at the start, I'm being serious here, I know roughly where it crossed the track and roughly the time, when I get chance I'm going to go back and stake out the spot, just in case it's got a regular route.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Man V's 2015 (film review)

"As host of his own hit TV series, 'MAN VS', Doug Woods is forced to fend for himself for five days in remote locations with no crew, food, or water, only the cameras he carries on his back to film his experiences. Doug's in the remote woods for a routine episode, until he's awoken by an earth-shaking crash. Things get weirder as it becomes clear Doug isn't alone. Someone or something is watching him. MAN VS is a gripping 'found footage' thriller about one man's extraordinary desire to survive at all costs." IMDb

 Something different here, we've all see the "found footage" Blair Witch type films before, and they've been done to death frankly.  This is a bit different.

 The film is a sort of Survivorman (Les Stroud) or maybe a bit Bear Grylls type person goes out alone with just his cameras for a week alone in the woods making a survival program.  Strange things start happening, noises, things moving, just weird stuff, then it gets serious.  I'm not going to give too much away here.
 Doug Woods played by Chris Diamantopoulos does a good job of more or less carrying the film with a pretty much one man performance, ok there are other cast but they play a fairly minor part of the movie.

 The locations are great, the special effects let it down a bit by being a bit "Ray Harryhausen" giving the feel they are stop motions annimation, but the film does a good job of keeping you wondering what exactly is going on and who or what is Doug up against.

All in all I enjoyed it.

Waynes rating 7.5/10  Worth a watch