Saturday, December 31, 2016

Some stars we've lost this year.

Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Rick Parfitt, Muhammad Ali, Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, Frank Kelly, Robert Vaughn, David Bowie, Tony Warren, Andrew Sachs, Prince, Carla Lane, Glen frey, Frank Finlay, George Kennedy, Nancy Regan, George Martin, Howard Marks, Gareth Thomas (Blakes 7) Victoria Wood, Burt Kwouk, Kenny Baker, Arnold Palmer, Jean Alexander, Jimmy Perry, Jimmy Young,.
And many more.

2017 January calendar page (Caldy island lighthouse)

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Grand Tour Christmas/new year special

Just watched the first part of the two part Christmas New year Grand Tour special.  It's everything the old Top gear specials were, good fun, fantastic landscapes and cars.  What more could a bloke want.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas all!

 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas !

 So whats been happening with me, well I've had my first speeding ticket in something like 45 years... and it's not for a car I own, it's for my old car that was caught speeding after it was sold, but as the DVLA can take up to 4 weeks to catch up so I get the ticket!

 We've hammered the oversize turkey into the oven  (I said it was too big but nobody bloody listened)  My brothers spent £40 on a beef joint and £20 on bloody gravy, seriously, £20 worth of gravy will last us years! Most of the time I don't even have gravy.

 My tree is finally up (thanks Shirley) but then I went and spoiled it by buying a new tree after Shirley spent ages putting the old one up.  So the new trees going to have to wait till next year... I've been told I'm dead if I take the old one down to change them over now.

 I've finally packed all my Christmas presents and yes I did use duct tape on two of them, but in my defence it wasn't because I ran out of sellotape it was because I need to hold cardboard packing together.

So thats it for me for now.  Have a lovely Christmas everybody.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Parking fairies at work again....

 Yesterday I went into Swansea to get some Christmas shopping, sadly the parking fairies were with me.
 When I go into Swansea I usually park in the UCI car park, it's free and quick and easy to get to, if thats full I use the car park by the LC1, that is until yesterday.
 Lets park in St Davids car park I get told, it's nearer the quadrent.  Yes it is nearer the quadrent if you discount the 3 mile drive around Swansea to fucking get to it. Then the hassle trying to get a car a full metre longer than the average space parked without leaving half of it sticking out.
 The bit that really pisses me off though is the fact it took the best part of 20 minutes and 3 miles to get 75 metres bloody closer to the bastard quadrent than the car park by the LC1.
 I really wish people would let me park MY bloody car where it suits me!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Spectral 2016 (film review)

 "A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings." IMDb

 The film is set in the near future, war is back in the Balkans and special op's teams are using the latest "night vision"multi spectral goggles.  They start seeing strange things, then deaths follow, the goggles expert is sent out to try and find out what is going on.
 What follows starts as a sort of war film and ends up as sc-fi.
 The locations are great and the special effects well up to scratch.  For me though while I enjoyed the film it went too far towards the end and got a bit silly.
 Fair enough develop kit to see and stop the "beings" but why did they have to make the silly poncy body armour.  Remember they are making this stuff out of junk left behind, yet they had enough junk to make a full set of armour and weapons for the whole team and loads of spare power packs.  Sorry guys not going to happen.

Waynes rating 6/10  worth a watch.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

MacGyver... Why!

 While looking for something else I stumbled across the 2016 remake version of the TV series MacGyver.
 Now those of you who were around in the late 80's and early 90's will probably remember the original series which stared Richard Dean Anderson (later to star in Stargate SG1) the long hair and shoulder pads.  Well the new series isn't going to be as memorable, trust me.
 You see while the original concept was very clever and worked in the 1980's, people have moved on.  In the original series MacGyver would bodge a small aircraft together with his shirt and some duct tape, and that was different, people didn't carry gadgets then.
 Now however he's trying to rescue someone with a pliers and some speaker wire.... Except most Americans are walking around with several guns, and a bowie knife or two these days. People are more prepared, and a lot more carry a weapon, especially in today's troubled times.
All of which leaves the unarmed MacGyver looking a bit... well silly really.
 Nice try guys but just remaking something because your lazy isn't always the answer.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Hindenburg explodes comedy series

 The Hindenburg explodes is a new comedy series by Rob Corddry. Featuring camp Nazis, an escaped Egyptian mummy, a time traveller,  the Wright brothers (Wilbur had died 25 years before this is set) and a bonkers captain, who's related to the Red Baron.
 On paper it sounds like it might be funny... Well if you manage to forget that 36 people died when LZ129 the Hindenburg crashed in flames on May the 6th 1937.
 In fact it's about as funny as trying to bite a savage pit bulls nose.  The graphics are so bad a 9 year old  could do better on instagram, the script is grim, and the acting looks like an amateur dramatic production in a local village hall. ( a small village full of idiots)

Waynes rating 0/10 Give it a miss and boil your head for more fun....