First of all, it’s been pretty much a year since I blogged last, and that’s DISGUSTING, but it’s been a hectic year and I apologise. MOVING ON…
New(ish) social website Gogobot are like Foursquare meets Yelp on acid. Users review places and can check in to places, create trip plans and guides. It’s a great website not only for people that like to travel but also the people who want to know more about where they live.
I’ve just completed a Top Ten list of places to hang out, eat and drink in Shoreditch – the place I grew up.
I love this time of year. The Apprentice starts and its easily one of my favourite shows of the spring season.
Unlike last year’s post here, I’l be creating a separate website for the #ApprenticeTweepstake very soon. Until then, here is the list of twitter users in the order they applied, with a random choosing using Random.org (evidence below).
@SebWhite – Laura Hogg
@DapDapBabii – Nick Holzherr @littlerachyb – Katie Wright @CherryBow_x – Azhar Siddique @elliewyant – Gabrielle Omar @QuigTheDude – Stephen Brady @dduthie1 – Jane McEvoy @rubycadillac – Duane Bryan
@sofiejenkinson – Tom Gearing @GoldbarsDJ – Michael Copp
@thelastskeptik – Ricky Martin @RishiHindocha – Jenna Whittingham @hectorthedog – Maria O’Connor @chlobo_ – Bilyana Apostolova
@sophielou512 – Jade Nash @JenWof – Adam Corbally
The winner receives 500,000 Seb Points™, as well as a drink or two from me. Also the pride of being the winner. It’s just a bit of fun! So good luck!
I am launching a weekly Film Club based in Shoreditch called FILMONDAYS. I would go on to plug myself but if you’re interested you’re interested and go to HERE.
So anyway, email discussion with friends about it – We’re starting with my favourite film of all time, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. A friend of mine, Dom Fisher infact, replies with a list of films he wants to see. On his list is Groundhog Day, Back to the Future and Gremlins, which luckily for him are already on the list. He also mentioned Short Circuit 1 which is a great shout, but also Star Wars.
Star Fucking Wars. It’s always been the turning point in friendships I’ve had in the past.
You’ve never seen Star Wars? What is wrong with you?
Now I get that, I act that way over Ferris… but Star Wars? Really? I was always more of a Star Trek fan as a kid, and even though it bores the shit out of me now, I’d prefer to watch a classic Star Trek film over Star Wars any day… AT THE MOMENT.
What’s my excuse? I’m not ready for it yet.
You ‘eard. I’m just not ready for it yet. There are some things I am saving for a rainy day. I only just got around to watch Spaced a couple of weeks ago. The reason? I knew that I’d like it, so wanted to wait for it. It’s called PACING YOURSELF.
Don’t judge me because I’ve not got round to watch Star Wars yet, or that I’ve never tried carrots. Some things I think are better with a bit of anticipation.
(P.S. I totally eat carrots all the time, I just don’t really want to watch Star Wars so leave me alone.)
“OMG GET OVER IT ALREDY” one youtube user writes, commenting on Chris Brown’s ‘Yeah x3′. They continue “RHIRI WUS PROBABLAY ASKIN FUR IT”.
Reading it I expect to see OR SUTIN at the end of the comment and it being good old Adam Buxton being funny. No. Although probably a troll, reading the comments on Chris Brown’s videos are worrying, surely not EVERYONE can be trolling? Some of them actually have to be stupid fucking idiots that are okay with what Chris has done?
As soon as one of the non-troll, non-idiots comments, there is of course a backlash.
Now, whatever – there are dumb people all over the world. We get it. What I don’t get is that why he is allowed to play the Grammy’s, only two awards after he pulled out the night before for the incident. I could go on about it, but I tweeted about the article on Hello Giggles* that I fully agree with, and I think you should go and read now. Go on, I’l wait for you…
…done? Welcome back. So yeah, he’s playing the Grammy’s and whatever. Even though I don’t like it and I don’t agree with it, I lied earlier as I know why he’s allowed to play… He’s back and bigger than ever and all the dumb people with short attention spans love him. Great.
Here is the reason I am blogging, and the thing I really don’t understand: WHY DO PEOPLE AIR HIM? I live in the UK, and I am proud that we denied him a work visa. but that’s it. The only other person in the media (as far as I know) who has gone out of their way to make sure they don’t give him any airtime is – surprisingly for some – Chris Moyles.
When Chimpunk released Champion featuring Chris Brown he didn’t want to play it on air, so got his female sports reader Tina Daheley to replace his lyrics.
Now, I don’t know how he’s done with other songs, and I honestly don’t know if anyone else has done anything about it, but it makes me uneasy that no-one else has publicly done anything about it.
Currently on the Radio 1 playlist (at Sunday 12 Feb) Chris Brown is on featuring in Pitbull’s track International Love. Now, I don’t want to compare domestic abuse with child abuse – but I’m going to.
Anyone is frowned upon for playing Gary Glitter, even though some of his songs are pretty good AND he sold the rights to a lot of them ages ago so wouldn’t get royalties from them… Does someone have to look at naked children to get shunned like this? HE LOOKED AT PICTURES. CHRIS BROWN HIT HIS GIRLFRIEND IN THE FACE.
I don’t know what I’m saying anymore. but in summary: Just that I fucking hate the state of the media machine where people can’t defend Rhianna as was explained on Hello Giggles, but also that the media, the UK media, will not act to shun his music and stop it from being aired.
So it’s a new year (and a month) and I’ve decided that 2012 will be the year of internet clichés for me. The first of internet clichés is the video blog. It’s a bit awkward and it’s a bit shit, but it’s what it is. A ‘vlog’. Enjoy…
If you have any suggestions for internet clichés you think I should fulfil, then please let me know. I want your ideas.