Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Back to the 90's

Coincidentally I watch watching some old episodes of "Kenan & Kel" today, because I'm still a big kid at heart, and then I noticed that they were trending on Twitter. This got me thinking about all the old school programmes that I loved as a young-ling! Maybe I'm getting old, but I just think that kids T.V isn't the same anymore!



In the late 90's and early Naughties we had great T.V such as Kenan $ Kel, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and Saved By The Bell, and I have no shame, although maybe I should, with admitting that I still watch them if they're on the box!





The 90's brought a lot of joy to my generation! Here's a list of things I remember from around that era;

-Power Rangers
-Teenage Ninja Hero Turtles
-Pokémon
-Tamagotchi's
-Mario Kart
-Goosebumps
-Duke Nukem
-Original Grand Theft Auto
-How?
-Chucklevision
-Snake!
-Panda Pops
-N64
-and many, many more!




If you loved your childhood as much as I did, comment below and tell me your favourites!

There's nothing like a bit of nostalgia on a Tuesday afternoon!

Here's a clip from Kenan & Kel for your viewing pleasure!

Monday, 25 July 2011

There's Norway i'm going back to Rehab.

A few days ago, Norway was hit by a devastating terrorist attack, oh wait, I'm not allowed to call it that because the fella was white and Christian, so in that case, Norway was hit by an attack by some Aryan nutter, who looks like an evil villain from a Bond movie. He is responsible for the innocent murder of over one hundred people in a bomb attack in the center of Oslo and a mass shooting at a youth center campus on Utoeya island







However, just one day later we were informed that Amy Winehouse had "tragically" died from a delicious cocktail of Heroine, Cocaine, Ecstasy and Ketamine (Yummers!). Suddenly the shockingly quiet hive of public outcry that is Facebook came to life with status' like "OMG!!! AMY wINehouse RIP Leg-end! :( :(!" and I thought to myself, where was the shock and surprise when 100 innocent people were brutally slain a day previous in Norway? Please don't get me wrong, any death is sad and deserves some mourning, and for such a talent to destroy herself and die so early is, of course, slightly sad, but I feel that we have been let down by our celebrity obsessed culture whereby people feel it is more worthwhile to get upset over a drug addicted musician whose acts of self destruction weren't particularly shocking, than the mass murder of innocent children!



Amy Winehouse had a life just like those 100 people in Oslo did, and by rights deserves the same respect that they will receive, but I feel that people do not have their priorities straight. I feel that our generation are more concerned with what the celebrities latest diet is rather than politics and world affairs which will, ultimately affect us more! I blame the media as well for the idolization of crackhead singers and stick thin models. Certain newspapers would rather give more pages to the untimely death of a drug addict than to victims of a horrific and vicious attack! It's all wrong, we all need to sort it out. There are bigger issues in this world than a celebrity death and if we all shifted our focus, just slightly, we may wake up and see this, but for now, I fear nothing will change and the next idiotic star death will shock us all over again, and other, more important things will undoubtedly be overlooked. That is truly a shame.

I'd love to hear your opinions on this subject, whether you think Amy Winehouse is deserved of the media attention more so than the victims in Oslo, or not!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Jetson's did it!

It's seems that mans long awaited dream may have finally come to fruition. Now I know most of you will have lay awake at night, unable to sleep because the thought of owning your very own flying car just won't stop bouncing around your cranium, but you no longer need to suffer, because as of next year you will be able to purchase the Terrafugia Transition craft for a measly £150,000! Bargain, huh?

Check it out.


That is beauty right there. Imagine cruising down to Dover in that, and when you get there flipping the switch and onward to France! Pure bliss. The fuel consumption isn't too bad either, 500 miles on a single tank! Which I don't think that's not too bad for an aircraft!



However, I feel there may be some vital drawbacks to this Jetson-esque contraption. I'm not too sure that you'd be allowed to simply take off and land wherever you felt like it, "oo, darling looks like the M25 is chocker-block today, fasten your seatbelt!", and I assume you couldn't just go and pick one up from your local car dealership and drive/fly out of there on a standard U.K driving license, you may need some kind of piloting experience, although don't quote me on that. Also, there are far too many people who do not know how to drive on the designated pathways we have in place already, let alone letting people loose in the skies, it'd be mayhem! If I had a choice i'd rather have a fender bender at 30mph on the ground than a mid-air collision some 10,000ft+ in the atmosphere, I think the latter would hurt a lot more, and God knows what kind of insurance policy you would need for that bad boy! If you were one of the unlucky ones who couldn't afford one of these and were still stuck on four wheels only getting air from over-sized speedbumps you would have to be a Hell of a lot more vigilant, not only looking left and right at junctions, but upwards too, just to make sure some nutter in a flying car isn't going to land on your head!

In a perfect world this machine would be, well, perfect, but I don't see it taking off somehow!

Looks like i'll just have to stick to my imagination!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Music or lose it, partner!

I believe that music is one of the most powerful things to ever grace our planet. Without music where would we be? What would the world be like? Empty, quiet, miserable?



I love music. I listen to many different genres, from Heavy Metal to Gangsta Rap and everything in between. As long as it sounds good I will happily let it infiltrate my lugholes. I find that having a broad music taste helps to make you a more diverse individual, different styles of music will help you learn about other cultures be it worldwide or if you want to understand what the hoodies are saying down the road, innit?

Sometimes I could be listening to a certain song or artist and I could be transported years back to a particular time in my live, and relive a specific memory, taste or even smell! Music has this power, and an overwhelming ability to change every little thing about life, and it's almost like we have an innate attraction to it, the beat runs through our veins like blood and sometimes even moves our body parts involuntarily! It can make us laugh, cry, rejoice and remember. Those notes can lift you up when you are feeling depressed, or bring you down when you were riding high, but more importantly it can even save your life! You hear a lot of accounts from people claiming that "Michael Jackson saved their lives", and perhaps you think to yourself, "how? He's only a singer.." and you'd be right in that sense, he was just a singer, but a singer who had an amazing gift for powerful song writing and drawing emotions from seemingly nothing. So, I can understand that in certain cases, perhaps in times of severe depression when someone is feeling suicidal, a song or particular piece of composition can completely alter the way you are thinking and feeling and stop you from making the wrong choice! It truly is a fantastic thing, and when I hear music I feel very thankful that I actually have the capability to do so. My world would be nothing without music, and I imagine your's wouldn't be much better!



It's one of the only things that is universal, and can speak to you in any language, and it can bring together people who otherwise couldn't understand each other!

I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories about how music has made a difference in your life, no matter how small.

"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music."
-Billy Joel

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Shall we do it... doggy style?

It would seem that almost anyone can get married to anything these days.

Dogs in Peru are now at it too! A couple of pooch couples were walked down the aisle attached to their leads (I expect to stop them chickening out), by their "nervous" owners, the BBC news report stated.



This sham of a marriage was made legal when the hounds paw print was dabbed onto the matrimonial documentation.

This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read. I really hate it when people treat their pets as though they are human, making them get married, dressing them in clothes, having conversations with them, and now it would seem making Facebook and Twitter accounts for them! I don't know what's more sad, the fact that you feel your dog is important enough to deserve a Facebook account, or that you have to pretend to be the dog in order for them to do so. "Rufus says hello" No, no he doesn't, you do! It's like a girls childhood game of dollies gone horribly wrong!

It's not only the dogs getting married, even more idiosyncratic behaviour has been witnessed when it comes to marriage. I recently read a story about a South Korean man who married his pillow, or better still, some mental woman in Germany marrying the Berlin Wall and then cheating on the bricks with a fence!



Marriage should be an act of love, proper love, between two human beings. You cannot marry an inanimate object that is not capable of loving you back, simply because you have have the personality of a sponge, and lack the social ability to find a partner within your own species!


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Against The Floods Tour Diary.

Head over to my mates bands Tumblr Against The Flood and follow their latest tour diary to get a backstage look at a young, upcoming band bursting their way through the U.K metal scene.

Thanks!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Armadillo

I am a lover of powerful, hard hitting documentaries and I was not disappointed when a friend of mine recommended "Armadillo".



Monday, 11 July 2011

Couldn't think of a name.

So, King David and Queen Victoria have given birth to another baby, well, Victoria has mainly.



Their new baby girl was born on Sunday in LA, and has been given the absolutely ridiculous name of Harper Seven! That is not a name, what does it even mean? It seems that there is some crazed celebrity fad these days, whereby the celebs attempt to outdo each other with who can give their children the most horrific name! For example idiots Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin have named their child Apple! They either have an undying love for the fruit or are shareholders, those are the only two reasons I'd name my kid Apple. However I think the award for the most stupid name out there has to be.. dun dun dunnnn:- Shannyn Sossamon & Dallas Clayton's sprog who has been given, lovingly no doubt, the delightful name of Audio Science Clayton. Well done parents, well done!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Sisters are doing it for themselves.

My beloved sister, Sophie, think she's is extremely funny.

If you want to hear what she thinks about me and my habitual internet going ons go here!

Lewis McKenna needs to get off the internet

:-)

Extra, Extra! Read some fresh bullshit!

Up until a few years ago I was a keen and avid reader of Britain's newspapers, especially the "red tops" but not so much the broadsheets, after all they've got far too many big words and not enough pretty pictures for my little brain to comprehend.

Lately I have decided to boycott all newspapers simply because I am sick and tired of reading and believing things that turn out to be too politically left or right wing, and ultimately false.


           Buy no lies!