50 Things To Blow Some Cash On

October 11, 2007

I have a confession to make: I am not a millionaire.

Phew, I’m glad that’s out there!

If I was actually a millionaire, however, the Daily Mail have kindly provided me with a shopping list of all the ‘must have’ toys for today’s modern cashed-up poser. Err, I mean man or woman about town.

I’m not really sure how many of these I’d go for if I did have limitless money (the DB5? Cigars? Titanium coffee machine – I like that one!). Still, it’s always nice to dream every once in a while.

What would you choose if money were no object?

Mild Gratuitous Fantasy Blogging

October 3, 2007

I don’t know when it started, but ‘back in the day’ – as a one-eyed German colleague of mine used to say – ratings for movies used to be so much simpler. You pretty much had a range of age classifications, and that was it (plus ‘X’ if you were feeling particularly adventurous).

Nowadays there seem to be an ever-increasing range of bizarre descriptive phrases associated with each movie trailer. Some of them are obvious enough: “contains sex, violence and drug-taking” sums it up nicely, and is enough of an advert for most people. What we also have now are descriptions like: “scenes of mild peril”, “spooky cartoon balloons”, “gratuitous sheep tickling” and so on.

I guess the idea is that the more descriptive, the better educated parents can be about whether to take little Johnny and Jodie to see the latest episode of Spunky Birthday. And the less chance of getting sued because no’one told you about the “frequent use of the word ‘schnizzle'”.

Still tickles me when you get descriptions like this though:

“A drug that induces nightmares is put into toy monkeys that have their thumbs stuck in their anus”

Which was an actual warning used for ‘Monkeybone’.

Anyone got any others?