Saturday, November 17, 2018

Another Child's Play Post

On Halloween, I published a post where I mentioned that the movie Child's Play was about to celebrate its thirtieth birthday. What I didn't know at the time is that there is a reboot movie on the way.

The new take on the horror flick is due out in 2019. Apparently, it's coming out on the same day as Toy Story 4, which made me laugh when I found out.

June 21st is the date to make a note of in your diary.

Another interesting thing I read when looking up the remake is that there is also a Child's Play TV series coming out. I don't know if it's tied into the movie or not, but I'm sure I'll find out eventually.

Friday, November 16, 2018

It's That Time Of The Year....

It's that time of the year...

Greggs Festive Bake 2018

Yes, the Greggs Festive Bake is once again back!

This is one of the things that I see - alongside Christmas TV commercials - that mean  Christmas is on its way.

The bake is a popular treat across the country at this time of the year. I manage to find myself scoffing a couple leading into Christmastime.

Or more...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

TNF 2018 : Week 11 Picks

The first game of week eleven will see the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. As I always do on a Thursday, I've put stats into my spreadsheet to work out what it is projecting.

It has the home team winning by a point and the total amount of points in the game being forty-seven. Therefore, the pointspread and totals plays that it is recommending are:

Green Bay +3
Under 48.5

As per usual, I don't plan on betting on these predictions. It's all for fun.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Gisborne Herald Pays Tribute To Mr. Lee

In yesterday's post, I wrote a bit about Stan Lee who died this week. I obviously wasn't the only person who wrote about the Marvel Comics creator passing away. His death was covered across all forms of mainstream and social media.

A New Zealand newspaper - the Gisborne Herald - also paid tribute.

Spike Lee Dead At 95 Newspaper

Whoops.

How could you make a mistake like that. That wasn't a question, by the way.

To quote Harry Enfield's Mr You-Don't-Wanna-Do-It-Like-That: I don't believe you wanted to do that!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stan Lee

One of my fondest childhood memories was when my uncle owned a video shop, which was directly opposite our home. Having a relative own a video shop literally on my doorstep was amazing. I got to watch any film I wanted to. Well, as long as they were suitable for me of course.

One such title was a cassette of the 1970s Spider-Man cartoons. I bloody loved that tape. From there, I got into the Spider-Man live action films - Spider-Man, Spider-Man Strikes Back and one that I cannot recall the title of as I write this, but it has Asian fighters in it for those who have a better memory than myself - as well. 

That video shop not only introduced me to Spider-Man. It introduced me to the world of Marvel.

And the person who played a HUGE part in creating that world was Stan Lee.

I found out that Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 95. The first thoughts I had of him was how much his characters played a part in my early years. Not only that, though. They've been there through my teens and even as I sit here today - close to my forties - and still in the midst of a Netflix Marvel TV Series marathon that I've been on for over a year.

Looking at how much his creations have been beside me as I went through life, it's pretty clear that Stan Lee was my era's Walt Disney.

95 years old. What a legacy. Excelsior!

Monday, November 12, 2018

More Than Brussels Sprouts

In a post published the other day, I mentioned that I had heard that there are Brussels sprouts flavoured crisps available for Christmas.

When I wrote the post, I didn't do any research at all. I just wrote that I had heard about them. I did not know at the time that it was Walkers that made them.

Walkers didn't just bring out Brussels Sprouts. There are other varieties of festive flavours.

They also have the following :

Turkey and Stuffing
Glazed Ham
Pigs in Blankets
Cheese and Cranberry

And guess what? I've found them all!

Keep your eyes peeled for a post where I write about them.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Scratchin' 2018 : Week 45

In last week's Scratchin' 2018 update, I noted that I hadn't broken even after playing seven days of scratch cards. I was still at minus £161 - the same spot I was the previous week. Well, we're now seven days removed from that number and I am now...

Still at -£161!

I started off the week with successive wins. I found £5 under a £1 card on Monday. This was followed up by £4 under a £2 card on Tuesday.

There were losing cards for the rest of the week.