Sunday, March 01, 2015

Another 3 Months Of Now TV

I had a Google Chromecast for Christmas. One of the special offers I received when I registered the device was a three month pass to the Now TV Entertainment package.

The deadline to take up the offer was yesterday and - as I had American football and a fair bit of wrestling to watch - I decided that I would sign up as late as possible.

I did so on Friday.

So, far I have watched one thing all the way through (episode 1 of The Comeback, I don't think I'll be bothering with episode 2 and beyond). 

I also checked out a few minutes of Pee Wee Herman's Broadway Show, which aired on Sky Atlantic.

Sky Atlantic is the main draw for me when it comes to this pass. The channel isn't available to Virgin Media customers, so my plan is to try and catch some of its shows before my time runs out.

I'm definitely going to watch Fortitude. I just need a few spare hours to catch the episodes on demand.

This pass will also allow me to save having to record The Flash and Arrow on my Windows Media Center in the week.

Once the three months are up, I'll tell you how it went.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy

'Do not grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many, outweigh..'
'The needs of the few.'
'Or the one..'

In a peculiar coincidence, I was reminded of the final scenes of Star Trek II where Mr. Spock died a number of weeks ago after Lanny Poffo quoted part of it in a number of interviews I heard him do after it was announced his brother - 'Macho Man' Randy Savage - was being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

As soon as I heard the news of Leonard Nimoy's passing yesterday, there was only one Mr. Spock quote that I thought worthy and appropriate for today's post.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wrong Series

Here's a funny I found on the Mirror website yesterday.

In an article concerning a second series of BBC's Happy Valley, the paper posted a picture of the series.

The only problem - it was a snap of Last of the Summer Wine and nothing to do with the drama series that aired on BBC1 in 2014.

Faux pas aside, I'm glad there's a second series being written. I thought the first was brilliant.

If you're a wrestling fan, I'm sure you'll find this Sun website error from 2008 funny.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scoff-ee Cup

I have just an article on the Mirror website and had to check it wasn't April 1st already.

According to the paper, KFC is bringing out an edible coffee cup.

Yes, you read that right.

It's called a 'Scoff-ee Cup' and made 'from a unique biscuit, wrapped in sugar paper and lined with an indulgent layer of chocolate, which keeps the coffee hot and cup crispy.'

To make the idea even more weirder, they're also supposed to have some mood-boosting scents like Coconut Sun Cream, Freshly Cut Grass and Wild Flowers.

Anyway, after reading the entire article, it reads:

The Scoff-ee Cup is currently under development and not yet available for customers in store.

So, yeah - I guess it's one of those things that will never see the light of day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lesnar's Non-Appearance

I am intrigued to find out what is going on with Brock Lesnar and WWE.

The current WWE World Heavyweight Champion was supposed to have been on Raw this past Monday, but was conspicuous by his absence.

He had been announced as being on the show on the WWE website not long before the show started, so there's something going on.

His current deal with the company is nearing its end. There has been quite a lot of speculation about him re-signing with WWE or even heading back to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

Could Monday's situation have been caused by a stand-off due to the re-negotiations? As funny as this sounds, I hope so as this would indicate both sides are at least talking about extending his stay with WWE.

Only time will tell, I suppose.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

14 Yesterday

My oldest nephew turned fourteen yesterday.

I know I state it every year, but I cannot believe how fast time is flying by when it comes to seeing him grow up.

And with 'grow up', I mean it.

He's almost, if not, taller than me. Do not be surprised if this time next year I'm writing about how he shadows over me.

Just to highlight my point - he enjoys riding bikes. He owns a few kinds of bikes (mountain, downhill, street, I don't know much of the difference to be honest) and I had a go of one of them. My feet could not touch the ground when I was sitting on the seat.

I asked him to sit on the bike and his feet were planted firmly on the ground.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Nothing To Lose

It will be 12am on Monday morning when this post is posted. However, I'm typing this up on Saturday because I have just placed two bets on WWE Fast Lane which will take place an hour from the time this is up.

I am in a no-lose situation in the betting market for the WWE Tag Team Championship match between current titleholders - The Usos - and their challengers, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd.

The current champs were 8/11 with Paddy Power, so I placed a £110 bet with them there. Cesaro & Kidd were 3/1 with William Hill* so I placed £80 on them.

So, if The Usos win - I get my investment back. A Cesaro & Kidd victory will make me £130 profit.

As this will be up at 12am, I'm guessing the smart money might have already landed on the match. By now, I'll know whether I am a winner or a loser  break-evener.

*I foolishly didn't take the 7/2 that was on offer at Sky Bet.