Month: May 2005

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Big movie. Big match. Scousers go mental. Fan boys get all weak at the knees. "What are you talking about? I left at half-time..." It’s been a curious week with curious redemptions. Wednesday last saw Liverpool football club, a rag-tag bag of heroes led by a small Spaniard who bears an uncanny resemblance to Penfold from the Dangermouse cartoons, winning the European Cup. This their fifth time and after having their arses kicked around for the 1st 45 minutes. Not that you need me to tell you this – the entire planet is talking about their heroics in seeing off a clearly superior AC Milan. After 20 years scraping at the ankles of Man Utd, Arsenal and now Chelsea, Liverpool fans can swagger for a while. "What do you mean they won?" But the real story of redemption this week hasn’t been Liverpool football Club. It’s been that of George...

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Heavy breathers, Jar-Jar haters, force-pedants and grown men running around with plastic, glow-in-the-dark swords. It can only mean one thing: Star Wars is back. In case you have been living on the furthest moon of Jupiter, in a cave, with your fingers in your ears and a Jar Jar doll up your ass, you will of course be aware that benevolent Uncle George is about to give us his sixth and final chapter in the Star Wars saga. On this suspicious occasion we have trawled the net looking for all manner of Star Wars related interweb shenanigans. And by Vader's breath mask, did we find some interesting stuff. Origins First, of all go educate yourself about the origins of the entire Star Wars saga by exploring the two years worth of research that went into creating the Star Wars origins website, which gives a wonderfully detailed examination of the franchises'...