Sunday Roast: nothing says competency like invading another country

I’m not sure how to start to the Roast this week. After last weeks fun and lesbian frolics, let’s face it, anything is going to be a bit dull. Plus, I’m having an off week and I can’t seem to locate my trademark sarcasm and wit. If you do find my trademark sarcasm and wit, could you please return it to me please? I miss it 🙁

What is becoming something of a fixture (I blame Moose for constantly asking me if I’ve seen this or that trailer), here are the movie trailers that have caught my eye for whatever reason this week.
Penelope – your standard boy-meets-pig/girl story. With James McEvoy.
Tortilla Heaven – one of those movies I probably shouldn’t want to watch, and that you just KNOW is going to turn out as corny as all get-out, but… I admit, something about the trailer got me.
Paprika – now THIS I want to see, though I will undoubtedly have to wait for the DVD release.
Peaceful Warrior – another of those corny, feel good, up-by-the-boot-straps kinda movies. I’m a sucker, I just can’t get enough of a happy ending.
Black Sheep – mutant evil sheep. In New Zealand. How could life get any better?

Apparently, they’ve found the tomb of Jesus. And his family. And his children. And no, this isn’t from the pages of the Da Vinci Code. Really, archaeology has been perverted from some seriously weird things in its time, but this has to take the biscuit. And how the hell are they going to prove it’s Jesus through DNA testing?!

As mentioned at the top of the post, I’m currently desperately seeking mojo – but it turns out I still have reasons to write. 11 of them. Thanks Liz!

Are you a writer? I know I am, if only like, because Liz, I simply must write. It’s what I do.

Should soaps be more political? Will it engage more people? I have my doubts. I don’t think that engagement is something that can be inspired by watching your favourite TV characters engage. It’s something deeper and more systemic and relates to the political parties themselves. I got into a conversation earlier this week with two clients from work – they were very vocal in their political views. Both were vehemently anti-Labour (though background-wise they should be dyed-in-the-wool Labour supporters). One came out as Conservative, the other as BNP. Both said they supported the party in their area, to the point that they help with leafleting and such. But neither of them voted. “There’s just no point – what difference will it make to my life?” And that’s a direct quote.

Edible Chess Moulds. I want. I want now.

BBC has struck a deal with YouTube to show clips etc online. I was initially all ‘yay!’, then I read a bit more about it and started to have second thoughts. Though I’m still on the side of opening up content, I’m not convinced YouTube was the best choice…

And you thought the Swiss were all peace-loving.

And finally, just look what you can do with CSS. Quite makes me want to weep in envy.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: nothing says competency like invading another country

  1. I know, I can’t help it. I must write. Look here I am in your comment box writing away again. Oh my I can’t stop, no matter where I am. 🙂

  2. Woo! I am famous in England! Thanks for another roast. They’re just what I need to waste a ton of time at work.

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