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Archive for July, 2007

A sad day…..

Posted by captainbeaky on July 30, 2007

Mike Reid, who played Frank Butcher in Eastenders died today, from a heart attack, aged 67. While Im not a fan of Eastenders now, back in its hey day Frank was the king! Got all the greatest lines, was a cheeky cock-er-ney who’d give you a dry slap if you crossed him. And who can forget him appearing in the buff on Pats doorstep with nowt more than a spinning bow-tie and a smile on!!Some good Frank lines included, “What do you take me for? Some kind of Donut?!”, “Ricky, you pilchard!”, “What do you take me for? Some kind of ice cream?”! Class!


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69 Dudes!!!!

Posted by captainbeaky on July 28, 2007

Well, you dont ask, you dont get. I asked for sun, and lo….here it is! Good stuff. Another great feeling has recently been provided by Guitar Hero 80’s for PS2. Rushing the onset of arthritis in my fingers shouldnt be this much fun, but I cant help but love it. Some proper good 80’s cheese in there, but my favourite has got to be Extremes, Play with me. Anybody thats seen Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure has heard this song – its playing when all the historical dudes are running around the mall towards the end. You know, Motzart is rocking out on the keyboards, So-crates and Billy the Kid runnign around, Genghis Khan is smashing up the sports shop, Joan of Arc doing the fitness class. Its bloody fantastic to play along to!! 

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Dead or alive, youre coming with me!

Posted by captainbeaky on July 27, 2007

well, its 1:13am and im just back from a works do. the place where we had the meal was great (fantastic food and relatively cheap drinks). Held a karaoke night later on after the meal which was great. much amusement and embarrassed faces! A good time was had by all. However – it was ruined by a suggestion of going to Rosies in Solihull, which I was informed was doing an 80’s night a la reflex. However, upon turning up at Rosies, it was playing utter shite house dance music and the place was full of copybook slags wearing A.N. Other top and crappy white hotpant style shorts. I thought house music didnt exist any more!!!!! Or am I just showing my age? It seems shitty 90’s dance music is alive and kicking in Solihull unfortunately! And now, the front room smells strangely of peas and the pastrami and rocket I asked becca to buy are not in the fridge (but black noodle thingys are!?!?) ho hum – im sure things will make much more sense when i wake up!ps – fan-bloody-tastic!!!! The end of robocop is on!!!!!!! I’ buy that for a dollar!!!!!!!!! Just at the but where emile get rammed into the toxic waste!!! superb! Now…….You have 20 seconds to comply!!!!

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Posted by captainbeaky on July 26, 2007

Just had an invite from one of my forum chums to Joost – a new interactive free web tv thingamijig. Looks nice. Full screen tv with a sky epg style interface – not a whole load of content on there at the moment, but it if becomes popular enough, it should attract more channels. Anyone who wants an invite to it, drop me a line in the comments. 

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hard day at the office…

Posted by captainbeaky on July 26, 2007

Well, Ive just finished doing my first day of graft since last December….and it wasnt half bad! Its also kind of re-assuring as I was having big doubts about going back into engineering in Oz. However, Ive quite enjoyed tinkering with machines today, and Im not too bad at it either! For once, what I was trying to do worked perfectly, 1st time! Good to catch up with folks too. What also helped was doing 6.5 hours work and getting £150! Wouldnt mind those rates on a permanent basis! 

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Girls just dont understand…

Posted by captainbeaky on July 25, 2007

Why dont they understand that not every toy thats a robot is a transformer! After watching a programme that showed some guys room stuffed full of power rangers, I was politley informed by the cretinous host and later by becca, that they were Transformers. The justification for this fact……”one of them had wheels on”!?!? R2D2 had “wheels on”, doesnt mean he was a bloody Transformer!!! 

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Useless Fucking Homebuyers

Posted by captainbeaky on July 25, 2007

if youre going to the estate agents to try to buy a home, and they make an appointment for you to look at a possible new home for you to buy, you might want to actually turn up at said home INSTEAD OF WASTING THEIR FUCKING TIME! for shits sake, this has got to be the 5th time its happened. if you dont want to go around, fucking say so!!! 

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First post!!!

Posted by captainbeaky on July 25, 2007

Just a quick test to see if it works as it should

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