Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Rainbow Innuendo

This is beautifully funny!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Bullet for my Valentine - No Easy Way Out

This is awesome. Absolutely awesome. No better stuff ever!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Dan Le Sac versus Scroobius Pip LIVE

I'm off there tonight. Will let you know how it went...

Excited... Me?

F*ck yeah!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Elite Epee Men's Epee Final, October 2010

This is a video of two of my friends fencing in the final of the Elite Epee this year.

Great final, and great competition too frankly!

Part 1:



Part 2:

Too much coffee?

This is far far too perfect!

It is a fantastic french short film about coffee.

Robert Rankin

Thanks to my Kindle I have recently been reading Robert Rankin. His books are wonderfully funny, with a great bit of Terry Pratchett-esque colloquialism - all very down to earth, but with beautiful flights of fancy too.

I have read 1 book previously (the Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse - fabulous) and these two - Necrophenia and Japanese Devil Fish Girl were on my Kindle.

The newest (Japanese Devil Fish Girl) is the best of the latest two - truly a writer improving with age!

I would definitely read all of his books. Easy to read, great comedy and very cleverly insightful!

Nisus Writer Pro

I have bought this now.

It is a wonderfully good word processor. It makes my first drafts so so much easier - then I transfer to Word 2011 for extreme compatibility and easier Endnote usage. Were the new beta patch for endnote not to have arrived, and I hadn't already bought Endnote X4 - it would have been Nisus and Bookends every step of the way.

A full review in due course...

The Kindle Cometh...

It is awesome...



I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to like it, but after my initial reticence I have fully embraced it. All my books are now bought for this. I read the paper on this. I read pdfs and journal papers on this. It is my little friend.

It is not an iPad.

It is not a laptop.

It is, like the iPod was for music, the quintessentially perfect reading device. It looks like a book, acts like a book, holds many books. The whispernet is fabulous - literally turn it on just as I get to the tube (underground, no reception) and the paper is already there!

Perfect!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

The Chemical Brothers - Further

The Chemical Brother's new album builds of the strengths of 2007's 'We Are The Night'.

No guest vocalists. Swirling electronica. Staggering build-ups. Beautiful soundscapes.

Gone are the days of big-beat breakdowns. This is a maturing and beautifully able band pushing forwards. This is electronica for those with discerning palettes.

Great stuff.

Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Even without their severely injured bassist Chi Cheng Deftones have returned with a stonking album.

This is almost a culmination of their art - marrying the ferocity of Adrenaline and Around The Fur with the more experimental and electronic White Pony and Saturday Night Wrist.

All of the songs are beautiful in their layered texture and aching vocals. This cannot easily be expressed in words. It is Deftones to the max.

Enjoy.

Sometimes people are sensible

This is possibly the best article I've read in a while:

Douglas Murray of the Spectator

via
Dr Joyce

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Kindle or iPad?

Now should I buy an iPad or a Kindle?

Now obviously, I actually don't have any money for either and other things are more important at the moment (food, work, lady etc), but it's the thought...

Kindle = cheap. VERY cheap. Good contrast. World leader in eBookiness.

iPad = Expensive. Good for everything. World leader in Tablets...

God I don't know. It might have to be the kindle you know...

Unless I get my desire - an Apple iphone-ipad-iTV-Macbook Pro syncing system that is useful and works independently of others, i.e. iphone and ipad can sync, as can macbook pro and itv etc...

We'll see.

Daybreakers

The vampire season continues unabated.

Daybreakers is an interesting take on the vampire story, offering an alternative reason and reality. A plague causes humans to turn into vampires. Whilst this grants them immortality it does make them dependent on the humans for food. Cue a night-time world, with 'subwalks', human 'farms' and blood in everything.

From here on in the action commences and actually well worth the watch. Whilst it isn't going to change the world, it is a good, well structured story, which doesn't try to be everything at once. It gives you enough to be interested, without having to spend too long in monologue explaining the plot.

The blend of horror and thriller is nicely judged. Competent.

Inception

Now it's difficult to really dig into this film without giving too much away. Needless to say it's yet another Tour De Force by Christopher Nolan, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in yet another fantastic film. These guys have really hit a rich vein of form recently.

The plot line is of a heist film, but built deep within the mind. Think of the Matrix squared, but without the insanity of trying to make it religious.

There is but one main theme, love, and it is beautifully portrayed without cynicism or attempts to inject strands of melodrama.

It is an awesome, thinking persons film. Beautifully shot, brilliantly realised. Fantastic.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Divine Comedy @ Somerset House

Fantastic Gig.

2+ hours of 1 man, a piano, and a guitar.

So many great songs. So many good ad libs. Such fun. Only problem is that the lady should have been there too.

Included were Becoming More Like Alfie, If..., National Express, Indie Disco, Everybody Knows, Tonight We Fly, Geronimo et al! About 30 songs in total!

Support act were pretty good too - Kath Davies I think.

See the pics here.

Air @ Somerset House

Somerset House is a beautiful place in the rain, let alone on a hot summer evening with the lady.

And when I got there, sweaty and late after work, the first thing that happened is that Air played a blinder. Brilliant. 2 hours of Gaellic perfection. All the classics, and some cracking posturing. Beautiful.

See the pics here.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Sometimes the truth will out...

Managers are usually not nasty people. However in the NHS they appear to be fuckwits.

Nicely put by a nursing colleague

Consultant in charge

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Summer

Thank god


- Mobile Dr Retard

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Speccy four eyes

First day at work with my new glasses...

No headache today. Less tired than normal. Hmmm...

May work.

Have however lost the prescription. Balls.


- Mobile Dr Retard

Monday, 15 March 2010

Obstructive Bastards...

This is a post you need to read.

In fact read all of his posts...

Ferret's Fancier - Medical Style

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Hull Trains

A special mention for the worlds worst train service. Strangely it's British...

Argh!


- Mobile Dr Retard

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Amateur Transplants

It's quite nice knowing some famous people.

Try here:
Amateur Transplants

Awesome!


- Mobile Dr Retard

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Him - Screamworks

Just out. Fantastic to hear them back in harness. Th LoveCore approach is progressing with each album. At time it almost feels as if their playin with fire and verging into soft-80s rock but fortunately never quite do.

It's not a return to the Razorblade Romance days, but though I would deeply desire that, they've sorted out another good set of awesomeness. In depth opinion later.


- Mobile Dr Retard

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Still no keys, but...

Try this awesome 1972 film... So effing true...


A&E

Still no keys, but...

Try this awesome 1972 film... So effing true...


A&E

Friday, 5 February 2010

Keys...

If anyone finds my keys, let me know...

Bugger!


- Mobile Dr Retard

Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Apple iPad vs Adobe Flash

Not going to comment too much yet, but to all those site who feel that flash is vital:

Flash Crash

Flash on iPhone

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Lambeth Council...

HATE THEM.

But it seems so does everyone else. And crucially they deserve it.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

District 9



Fantastic film. Worth watching for:
1. Sci-fi fun
2. Political comment
3. Character development

Perfect film for cold weather as it reminds you of lovely warm Sarf Africa!

Nicely paced with good open ended resolution. Lovely inspection of people's beliefs and prejudices. Well worth a watch.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

A Scanner Darkly



Amazing film, based on a typically gripping and labyrinthine book by Philip K. Dick.



Substance D is the power and the blight of the near future and Keanu plays someone out of his depth - perfect characterisation really.

You must watch it if only to marvel at the beauty of the lovely animation. The story cracks along too. Love it.

NCEPOD and 'Caring To The End'

John Black, President of the Royal College of Surgeons gives this key response to the NCEPOD's ''Death in Acute Hospitals: Caring To The End?"

“Caring to the End?” makes an irrefutable argument for:

1. A consultant delivered surgical service

2. An opt-out from the EWTD for surgery

Couldn't agree more. Without time and senior support being a surgical junior is like shooting yourself in the arse.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Marina And The Diamonds

This lovely Welsh born, London residing chanteuse has a stunning voice and some cracking songs. Like a welsh Kate Bush.

From Hollywood to Mowgli's Road genre hopping awesomeness. Me love and you should like. Debut album is out soonish - 15/02/2010. Can get it at iTunes then apparently

Next gig is 26/01/2010 at Dingwalls in Camden. I reckon it should be awesome. I'm going to try and get there personal like...

AFI - Crash Love

AFI - Crash Love.

Released Sept 09 I've only just picked it up as I've become increasingly slack at being the leader of the fashionistas.

This is their 8th (!) studio album. They do seem to keep churning them out at a frightening speed. Since their seminal "The Art of Drowning" some have felt they have been treading water. I think that actually they found their mojo and their groove and followed it.

It's basically a more poppy version of "The Art of Drowning". Beautifully crafted anthemic angst. Nothing more nothing less. Still enough of the crunch to grasp the oldies and enough of the singalongs to get the young girls...

If you like AFI you'll love this. If you like people such as Fall Out Boy - try upgrading to quality music like this.

Me like. Enough said.

The Hangover



I have just watched The Hangover.

It is a film about men. Men and what they do when one of their own is about to be taken away and become betrothed. To be honest I reckon most the comedy is lost on non-males, but even then it is funny.

For a man it is hilarious. Without a doubt the best film I've seen this year. It is in fact the type of film where you come out wishing you had the balls to do what they did! Fantastic stuff. Too many laugh out loud moments - the likes of which are familiar to many men during the morning after!

Plus Heather Graham is as awesome as ever. Fit too... And she's 40!

Buy the DVD.

Do not download the virtual Tesco's DVD - just rip the damn thing. Awful system to package an amazing film!