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Entries Tagged as 'silly'


November 20th, 2007 · 5 Comments

If you’re making a movie that’s ‘family-friendly’ with a PG rating, then you can forget about having any real swearing in the dialogue. This is generally not hard to do, but certain dramatic or funny moments (e.g. imminent death, huge tidal wave, just finished beating up bad guys) can call for dialogue that, if it [...]

Tags: film · silly · writing

Sidestep Right Two Paces!

November 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

One of the most memorable children’s TV shows of my generation was Knightmare. Ah, Knightmare – a show that was about role-playing games, but oddly cool to be a fan of. In Knightmare, a team of four kids would try to get through a dungeon populated by all sorts of traps, baddies and dangers.
Of course, [...]

Tags: games · silly · tv

Transformers – not enough robots

July 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

That’s what this wonderfully incisive Movie Preview Review says, anyway:

I’m going to see the movie – for the robots.

Tags: film · review · silly · video

The Secret of Christmas Lights

March 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

‘Largest’ Christmas tree lit up (BBC News):
When lit up, the giant redwood will be visible on board flights approaching Gatwick Airport.
Two electricians spent a day replacing all 1,800 light bulbs before a pair of cranes were brought in to put the lights on the tree at Ardingly.
…Conservation manager Ian Parkinson told BBC South East [...]

Tags: silly

Their Say

February 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned how much I hate the Have Your Say section on BBC News Online (surely a forum the BBC must be ashamed of) – if I haven’t, then I’ll have to do a post about it some time. Anyway, it occasionally throws up some real gems:
Q: Should we build 600 [...]

Tags: bbc · politics · silly

Avoiding dress collisions

January 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Last month, Laura Bush turned up to a party at the White House in a $8,500 Oscar de la Renta dress, which three other women also happened to be wearing. Laura Bush quickly changed her dress, but the damage was done and the story of this amusing accident quickly spread across the Internet.
I was thinking [...]

Tags: silly · spec · tech

Jingle Rock Bell

December 27th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Bell rock jingle rock
Bell jingle rock
Rock jingle rock
Bell jingle bell
Rock bell
Rock rock bell
Jingle rock, jingle rock
Bell bell bell
Quite possibly the greatest Christmas song ever – Jingle Rock Bell (Jingle Bell Rock sung using only the words ‘bell’, ‘jingle’ and ‘rock’.

Tags: mefi · music · silly


December 26th, 2004 · No Comments

I was idly flicking through a book someone gave me about hieroglyphics when I decided to look up the Rosetta Stone in the index. I was initially consternated and then outraged when I couldn’t find it – what sorry excuse of a hieroglyphics book was this if it doesn’t have anything about the Rosetta Stone [...]

Tags: adrian · book · silly

The Night Before Launch

December 23rd, 2004 · No Comments

A reworking of ‘The Night Before Christmas’, Syzygy-style.

Tags: arg · perplexcity · silly


December 19th, 2004 · 1 Comment

There’s an advert on TV for I, Robot where a typically breathless voiceover proclaims that in the movie, ‘Will Smith defines excitement’. For some reason I can’t get out of my head the image of Will Smith beginning the movie by reading out the definition for ‘excitement’ from a dictionary.

Tags: ad · silly · tv