Courtesy of some made cooking last night (and not the meal I had with the Spurs team before their match yesterday) I am off work today having suffered a few upsets over the night.
Courtesy of one of my neighbours unsecured networks I can connect to the net with my laptop from downstairs in the living room (this is making burning my CD collection a damn sight easier I can tell you).
The combination of these things is also allowing me to watch '40 Year Old Virgin' on DVD whilst I plough through a pile of CDs.
Now I was told this film was good by peoples whose opinions I trust - in regards to films anyway :p I do not usually like 99% of American comedies as I find them very childish and inane.
40 Year Old Virgin is one of the best comedies I've seen! Not very far in to it as yet but it is really good so far. I can see several of my friends in various bits... hehe...
Hmm, a few surprises.
The fact that Walcott made it in without having played a single match for Arsenal as yet over the likes of DeFoe and Bent for a start. Bent didn't even make the standby list which I'm surprised about. Also no Wright-Phillips!
Robinson (Tottenham), James (Manchester City), Green (Norwich); G Neville (Manchester United), Ferdinand (Manchester United), Terry (Chelsea), Cole (Arsenal), Campbell (Arsenal), Carragher (Liverpool), Bridge (Chelsea), Beckham (Real Madrid), Carrick (Tottenham), Lampard (Chelsea), Gerrard (Liverpool), Hargreaves (Bayern Munich), Jenas (Totenham), Downing (Middlesbrough), J Cole (Chelsea), Lennon (Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United), Owen (Newcastle), Crouch (Liverpool), Walcott (Arsenal).
Scott Carson (Liverpool), Luke Young (Charlton), Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Andy Johnson (Crystal Palace).
I'm not a big fan of comedies. Especially American comedies. Mainly because a lot of comedies are just totally inane and I just don't find them funny at all. I appreciate good comedy - or at least comedy that I feel is good. This is one thing where I am elitist in film. I thought American Pie was awful and even despite bribes you'd never get me to go and see 'Dude Where's My Car!" or any of it's ilk.
So it is rather strange that I watched, let alone brought, The 40 Year Old Virgin.
The reason? Well, a number of friends whose opinions I trust on the subject (including some of you guys and gals on LJ who saw the film last year) raved about it so much I decided I would actually give it a go.
Boy am I glad I did.
The 40 Year Old Virgin is probably one of the best films - let alone comedy films - I've seen in ages. I found myself laughing loads and the situations and script are intelligently (ok so intelligently might be the wrong word here) handled. You can tell that the screenwriters and the director approached this looking for a higher standard of adult humour than many of their counterparts who seem to be just out for cheap laughs.
The lead character, Andy, is a complete geek. Which is even mroe entertaining as I'm sure I've met several 'Andys' in my time within the games and comics worlds. Andy paints miniatures, reads comics, collects action figures and plays computer games. He is a geek. Maybe this is an extra reason why I found the film so amusing, I don't know.
Anyway, if you haven't seen this film go and rent a copy. You shouldn't be disappointed. It's hilarious (although it does suffer from a typical "not sure how to end this" Hollywood ending which is a shame).
School Report: A- (You know you're gay)
Trish: I'm throwing myself at you and all you can think about are fucking toys.
Andy Stitzer: They're not fucking toys! This is Ironman, okay?
Jay: Dude, it's not a big deal that you like to fuck guys. I'm cool, I got friends who fuck guys... in jail.
Andy Stitzer: [painting his toy figure] I'm gonna make your silver pants blue!
OK already! I have resigned myself to the fact that I won't be able to ignore my birthday again this year as a few of you appear not to want to let me gloss over the fact I'll be +1 year in the very near future.
So with that in mind (plus the attempt to actually get my ass out and be a bit more social) I'm offering you all two chances/choices to come out and celebrate this with me.
1) B-MOVIE @ The Water Rats, Kings Cross Friday 12th May
B-Movie is on THIS Friday and has an Alice in Wonderland theme to it. So if you want a great mix of 80's/90's alternative rock and pop with a none-to-small dash of goth come on down and drink/dance the night away with me!!!
2) ANTILIGHT @ KOKO, Mornington Crescent (Camden) Saturday 20th May
This is Antilight's second night after a good launch night last month. Definitly much more of a traditional goth/industrial club set in superb surroundings and with a live band playing early on! This month they're also bringing in cider in cans and lowering drinks prices after feedback. It's nice to have a club that listens :p
Antilight will probably be pre-shadowed by drinks at either The Worlds End or The Dev.
So, any of you lot up for joining me then???