Saturday, August 18, 2012

Man woman wild

I have watched this from the beginning, and I have to say maybe the title should be changed to man wild woman annoying! 
 Mykel does a fair job at the survival side of things, but he's no Ray Mears,  (and I'm something of an expert myself) while Ruth is simply a really annoying woman who screams at everything in sight.

Why on earth somebody thought it was a good idea to send her with Mykel I have no idea, the series would be far better and more informative without the "eye candy" if you can call her that.  She adds nothing really.

 I'm finding this series (series 2 here in the uk) much harder to watch that the first series and I'm close to giving up altogether, indeed some of my friends have given up already.  If theres a series 3 I have my doubts I'll be watching.    Bring back Bear Grills please.... Pretty please...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Olympic overdose!

Now I don't know about you but I'm overdosing on the Olympics, yes I appreciate the BBC have to show then (they paid a fortune of our money to buy the rights) but the trouble is it's taken over the news as well, I like to know whats going on in the rest of the world, not just whats happening in a small part of London.

Come on play the game, 14 hours of olympics a day is enough, leave the news alone.

Ted (movie review)

I saw the movie Ted this week, staring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, with Seth MacFarlane as the voice of ted.
As something of a fan of Family guy/American dad maybe I was expecting too much, yes it's funny in a few places, but for me it simply wasn't funny enough for 106 minutes.  A good comedy has to make you laugh and cry they say, this did precious little of the laughing part and even less of the bit where I suppose you should cry (can't give too much away) I just didn't care when we got to the serious part.

 The story is  about a boyhood wish bringing a teddy bear to life, then years later the now grown up boy has to choose between his girlfriend and the bear

 None of the characters really seemed convincing, Mark Wahlbergs character John, a junky who's late for work, seemed plastic and unlikable.   Mila Kunis character Lon, frankly while good looking didn't seem a very nice person.  And even Ted, another pot smoking heavy drinking waster with poor people skills, seemed unconvincing (yes I know it's not real)  

Sadly something that works for 30 minutes as a cartoon, doesn't work as a full length movie.

Waynes rating  5 out of 10 (family guy fans might enjoy it but it didn't work for me. (maybe better after a few beers)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

MMR and Autism

Now I can remember the fuss about the 3 in1 vaccine for MMR causing autism, at the time my children were young enough to have been needing to get the shot, both my children were vaccinated and thankfully there were no complications.

The story first appeared in the Lancet in 1998 and the author Andrew Wakefield was later found to have a conflict of interest and was later struck off the medical register.

A website has been told to remove information that linked autism to the 3 in 1 vaccination for MMR, now rightly or wrongly I don't like censorship, usually those trying to censor something have something to hide, why else censor it.

Maybe it's better to let people decide for themselves, if they check the evidence for and against the MMR shot, they can see the full picture,while there are some links to complications (mostly not autism) the risks from the measles/mumps/rubella are very much greater than the risk of side effects (actually quite rare like any medicine)
There's too much of the "nanny state" going on here in the UK,   Stop telling us what to do and lets us decide whats good for us.  After all those governing us are pretty clueless at the best of times, and sadly all too often there's an ulterior motive behind things any goverment does.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Craig Gallivan

I had the pleasure of taking photos of Craig Gallivan (footballers wives and Stella actor ) a few days ago, I say pleasure because Craig is a really nice guy, I spent a good few hours with him and his girlfriend (sorry ladies I think he's spoken for) and had a laugh and he was very profession in front of the camera, I'm planning another shoot next week in some different locations.