Every smile you fake, every vow you break

8 April 2006


In yet another example of synchronicity[1] myself and NM caught Dylan Moran’s stand-up show on the telly last night. It was his Monster show, which is from two years ago, so certain aspects were a little dated[2] but he is hilarious. Especially the section about the children and how they are like midget drunks. Yeah that doesn’t sound funny, but believe me, it was.

Also, I finally got around to seeing The Village which was very good. Much better than the crap Signs, although it did suffer from the same over-use of music to make you think this is scary. I’m looking forward to his new Woman in the Water despite its trailer which makes it look incredibly boring.

Also, I stumbled across yet another meme-thing, again, stolen from The Grin Without a Cat and it says:

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year).

List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year

So, 17th of Feb:

    Three neat facts:

  1. 1933 – its the end of prohibition in the States. Drink, get drunk. Its legal now.
  2. 1958 – Saint Clare of Assisi is declared the patron saint of television. hee
  3. 1996 – People are still smarter than computers as Kasparov defeats his supercomputer chess opponent Deep Blue
    Two Births:

  1. 1969 – Tuesday Night. No I’ve never heard of her, but I like the name.
  2. 1982 – Paris Hilton. With such sad results
    One Death

  1. 1600 – Giordano Bruno, burned at the stake for heresy.


  1. see Kelly’s blog & Mal’s blog for discussions on Dylan Moran
  2. and he was wrong about the smoking ban

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15 Responses

  1. anne says:

    ooh, synchronicity indeed: I caught up with Black Books this week, and watched Shaun of the Dead a couple of days ago…
    And Mae West, Robert De Niro, Thierry Henry, Sean Penn… were all born on 17th of August. I'm meant for great things.

  2. Ann says:

    I love my birthday, but it was nearly impossible to come up with 3 fun facts that didn't involve military battles, aviation tragedies, bombings, or canyoning distasters.

  3. Fence says:

    anne, I love BB. Still have to get the 3rd season on dvd, but the first two are fantastic.

    Ann, they don't seem to be fun do they ;) Although canyoning disasters sounds a bit out of the ordinary.

  4. banzai cat says:

    Canyoning disasters… okay, I'm googling that one right away. ;)

  5. banzai cat says:

    And YES! Someone else who likes The Village. But then again, I'm a sucker for romantic movies. :D

  6. NineMoons says:

    Could that scene on the porch with Lucius and Ivy have been any sweeter and more heartfelt? The way his voice shakes and goes hoarse, the silent man finally speaking what is in his heart. SIGH.

  7. Carl V. says:

    And see I enjoy the Lady in the Water trailer…I think it has just the slightest amount of suspense to make you look forward to another Shyamalan movie. And I love Paul Giamatti so I'm really looking forward to catching this as soon as it comes out.

  8. Fence says:

    Carl I think it is boring, right up until the M Night Shyamalan name slides across the screen. I swear everyone in the cinema when i first say it seemed to go "hmmmm" in a good way :)
    And I agree Giamatti is great.

  9. Kelly says:

    Apparently, August 12th is the most boring day of every year since the beginning of time. The only mildly interesting fact I could find is that it's called The Glorious 12th in the U.K., due to its being the first day of GROUSE season. I'm so happy. Oh, sorry – did I drip sarcasm on you?

    My favorite scene in The Village was the porch scene. I could watch it ten times in a row and still my little heart would pitter-patter… Oh Joaquin. Tell ME you'll dance with me at our wedding…

  10. Mal says:

    Carl is painfully right. The Lady in the Water is the best trailer I've seen since, well, the trailer for X-Men 3. (Which is bound to be rubbish, like the first two.) But the Lady… trailer is almost an anti-trailer, no shocks, no soundbites, all very tasteful and restrained. And manages to be more exciting with't. And a film about a janitor! They're always bit-parts. Good for Sha-shas. Sick of watching detectives and gangsters on screen.

    Well, my boss is going to lend me Serenity on DVD. I'll watch it with an open mind, but if it turns out to be The A-Team in space, I shan't persevere.

    Synchronicity is posh for coincidence.

  11. Mal says:

    By Serenity I mean Firefly, of course.

  12. sally says:

    Posh is good…the Shyamalan movies are all over-rated!!

  13. LiVEwiRe says:

    There was music in 'The Village'? Really? I must've been too busy looking at Joaquin Phoenix… And I'm sooo sorry about the Paris Hilton thing, eesh.

  14. Fence says:

    How thrilling Kelly. You can spend the day plucking in happiness.
    Mal, the X3 trailer? Its okay nothing special. But the first 2 films were great. The third however, I'm not that bothered about. Hopefully it'll be good, chances are it won't. And we'll have to agree to disagree about the Lady in the Water trailer.

    And neither Serenity nor Firefly are anything like the A-Team. Apart from the fact that both shows feature a group of ex-army crack commandos who escaped from an unjust military prison. And now they travel around American in a black van helping the helpless… actually, none of that happens in Firefly, you should be okay.

    Sally, I really dislike Signs. But the Sixth Sense is a good film. And Unbreakable is a classic.

    Livewire, we all have burdens to bear ;)

  15. ainelivia says:

    Dylan Moran rocks