Monday, 28 September 2009

Promises look good on paper especially from you...

A song that has been stuck in my head as of late. enjoy.

Thursday, 10 September 2009


Recently I've been feeling pretty sceptical about the world especially in areas such as global warming, animal conservation and general creating reasons to hate each other. My first thoughts about the human race is that we really don't deserve to exist. The things that have been done in the past and the things we continue to do to damage the earth and each other are quite sickening. On this planet humans alone have the power to change things like global warming and and the destruction of animal habitats, but how do we use this power? We as a race use this power to continue to destroy what we can save and nine times out of ten it is because of the greed that people have. It normally always comes down to money, money is the reason President Obama is coming under scrutiny about "free health care". And all of us who have a vague sense of intelligence are saying why are you complaining? Your health care system will no longer be based on your financial status" but that's just it, the greedy corporations don't want to have to cut their big paychecks not even in order so more people can get health care and personally I find that disgusting.

So yeah that's one reason the world has angered me as of late, when money becomes more important than human life. Another thing that really makes me think humans don't deserve to exist is the way that we constantly look for and find bullshit reasons to hate each other based on race, gender, sexual orientation etc and I find it disgusting that a group of people are allowed to start a political party based on these intolerance's and fascism. That's right the BNP this goes out to you. What kind of sick bigots would start a political party based on race hate? For those of you who do not know the BNP are derived from the National Front (NF) who held incredibly racist views. On the BNP's inception the leader at the time commented "yes we are racist 100%". So the party is founded on racism and intolerance but you would think as time progressed they might see reason apparently not. Recently the BNP was taken to court to force them to except black people into the party (why anyone from a non-white background would want to join a bunch of white supremacists I have no idea). The BNP's use of lies when it comes to immigration is well documented but the thing that really really gets me is this. They try and make out they're incredibly patriotic and attempt to sell their racist and fascist views to the veterans of WW2 and this gets me angry. For one those veterans fought against the very evil and intolerance the BNP support and that two Nick Griffon is a holocaust denier. Anyone who denies 6 million people were brutally slaughtered and instead call it a world wide Jewish Conspiracy is incredibly sick, twisted and (in my eyes) scum. But apparently they are not all that bad because almost 100,000 of the British public voted for them. Granted many voted through ignorance and apathy but that, in my eyes, is no excuse for voting for racism and hate. Freedom of speech and expression is an important human right that many countries do not have, I am in no way against it but when that right conflicts with people's rights to live free of abuse and racial intolerance I am in no way supportive of freedom of speech.

Regardless of what god or Deity you believe in they ALL preached love, respect, tolerance and understanding. Somewhere we've lost sight of that and decided that it's more fun to blame others for our own problems and rape (there is really no other word to describe it) the planet. If God/ Buddha/ Muhammad is real then they must be pissed.

It's like the best dream to have, where every thing is not so bad

Well I wasn't originally going to write anything on here today because I thought anything I wrote would be too depressing and sad. Today I have had to part from the person who means the most to me in all the world and to say it hurts would be a dramatic understatement. However, I keep telling myself everything is going to be OK and that with the modern day and age it will be easy to talk everyday but anyone who has gone through the same thing will know these words will bring little comfort. But I sit here, I've wiped away the tears and I'm trying my very hardest to stay positive and keep this blog entry and positive as possible.

I think the word adventure describes life pretty well. None of us, including Derren Brown, have no idea what is coming around the corner. We don't know what will happen next and that's what is so wonderful about life, the unpredictability. At times life hurts like we never knew it could and sometimes we relive the pain we have felt before. But our lives have much much more to offer than pain. The happiness I will feel when I see her again and excitement, the anticipation, the rush makes all the pain worth while even I only get to feel that way for a few days, hours or minutes.
Let it be know my love will not die and I will go on loving her until the end of time and beyond. To some that sounds like unrealistic, young adult, romantic drivel but to me it is so much more. I don't have to prove anything to anyone about how much I love her. Our adventure together has only just begun.

Rebecca Alice Hawkes, I love you and I always will.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Tom RDD's film review - Dead Snow: Ein! Zwei! Die!

First off I must say this. I saw the trailer for the DVD release of "Dead Snow" and thought it would possibly be one of the funniest ideas of all time. Seriously, Nazi Zombies? Whose idea was that? Me and the misses, Becki, joke about the board meeting in which they came up with idea. The guy who sat in silence for a while and then piped up with "maybe Nazi Zombies?" deserves a freaking medal! Warning: SPOILERS!

The film follows the story of eight medical students on Easter vacation up in the mountains. They spend their time partying and having general banter until a mysterious hiker arrives. He tells them the dark history of the region; during World War II, a platoon of Nazis led by the dreaded Colonel Herzog occupied the area. The Nazis abused and tortured the local people, stealing all their gold. The citizens finally managed to stage an uprising. The surviving Nazis, including Colonel Herzog, were chased into the mountains. It was assumed that the Nazis all froze to death.

They await their friend Sarah (who is seen at the start of the film running away from the the zombies) who does not show up. One of the guys, fearing the hikers story, goes up into the mountains on his skidoo intending to find his missing girlfriend. Whilst the others stay behind they find an old wooden box filled with Nazi gold. Before they can celebrate their findings one of their number goes missing after a frolic in the outhouse. Moments later the cabin they are staying in is attacked by Zombies and another one of their number is killed. The four remaining students live out the night and start planning their escape. They decide that the two girls will run for the car and the two guys will stay behind to fight off the zombies.

Meanwhile our other student fighting zombie friend has fallen through the snow into an underground cavern filled with Nazi gear and his girlfriends head. He fights off a few zombies in a rather hilarious fight scene. After the fight he equips himself with a machinegun and goes off to find his friends.

Meanwhile, the two guys have equiped themselved with various weapons (chainsaws, hammers, knives etc) and have started fighting the zombies in fight scenes that are frankly nothing short of hilarious. During the battle, all of the students are killed and eaten by the zombies except one, Martin (who has decided to saw his arm off). Martin finally gives in and leads the zombies to where the gold is buried (back in the house, which has burnt down after a failed maltov cocktail). However, his girlfriend slipped a piece of gold into his pocket without him knowing. Martin finally arrives to the car, before starting the car he discovers the gold coin. Realizing what it is, Martin is now aware that his life is still in grave danger. Colonel Herzog awaits him outside the car window and you can guess the rest...


I know nothing I have done as of late is meaningful but hey I'm lazy. In the mean time enjoy this awesome film trailer. Possibly the best thing to come out of the Sundance Film Festival since Garden State or that film about gay cowboys eating pudding!

-- Tom RDD