Line(s) of the Day #Nightcrawler

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What if my problem wasn’t that I don’t understand people but that I don’t like them? What if I was the kind of person who was obliged to hurt you for this? I mean physically. I think you’d have to believe afterward, if you could, that agreeing to participate and then backing out at the critical moment was a mistake. Because that’s what I’m telling you, as clearly as I can.

Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the film Nightcrawler (2015). You can read my review of this incredible film here.

Line(s) of the Day #AndyParsons

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The doctor, she said to me: “How many units of alcohol have you had this week?” 
So I said 21. 
She said: “That’s not bad.The maximum is 28.”
I thought it’s bloody lucky I saw her on the Monday!

The British comedian Andy Parsons (1967 – ), from his third stand up comedy DVD Slacktivist (2013).

Awards: Versatile Blogger

After being nominated by Vinnie H and Emma K Wall on the same day, I had to accept as soon as possible. Both are among my favourite bloggers, and I’m frequently reading and commenting on their sites. Definitely worth checking them out.

As part of the award, I have to say 10 things about me and nominate 15 other cool bloggers.

Versatile Blogger

The first film in my alphabatised collection is Amadeus.

I’m currently reading Franz Kafka’s The Trial.

I used to use the name Ace 2000 when on video games.

My favourite cover ever song is Roxy Music’s cover of Jealous Guy by John Lennon.

It’s not a proper salad if there’s no cucumber in there.

I dream every night and always remember them in the morning.

I really hate the theme to The Big Bang Theory.

I own around a dozen football shirts.

Disintegration by The Cure and The Stone Roses self titled album are my two favourite studio albums.

Though I never got very far on the guitar, I did learn to play Other Side by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

There are loads of great bloggers around and who I follow regularly, so I decided to give a 5 word description for each to see if they appealed to you.

Inside the Life of Moi – Super popular, funny, honest, relateable

The Verbal Spew – Nice to have you back

Little Write Lies – Brilliantly creative, wonderful short stories

Ladies and Lace – Stylish, knows loads about fashion

Marina Kanavaki - Gifted artist, check her out

Eye of Lynx - Great taste in books/quotes

Digital Shortbread – Superb, especially with sports documentaries

West 517 – Lovely photographic eye, just enjoy

Where the Wild Things are – Friday feature fab, all-round great

I didn’t have my Glasses on – Great blend of visuals/quotes

Life of this City Girl – Neat mix of cool things

Cinema Parrot Disco – Fun, wacky, finds great videos

My Kind of Movie – Film buff, great writing style

Petite Magique - Poetry/Photography, a caring blogger

746 Books – Her love for books infectious

As a quick sidenote, would any of the bloggers in Britain be interested in a meet up? I know there are a few London bloggers around, and would be happy to try and be flexible for those outside of the city if they were keen.

Reviews and other Features: American Drama Quiz

There are so many wonderful American dramas at the moment. Arrow, Suits, Better Call Saul, Bates Motel, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods. I could keep going. While it’s undoubtedly a great time for drama from our friends across the Atlantic, they have a great modern history in creating wonderful series with infamous, inspirational or introspective characters. How will you do in the quiz below? And if you’re feeling confident, why not try my similarly structured quizzes on children’s TV or brilliant sitcoms.

American Drama Still 1 1.

American Drama Still 2 2.

American Drama Still 3 3.

American Drama Still 4  4.

American Drama Still 5 5.

American Drama Still 6 6.

DVD The West Wing 7.

American Drama Still 8 8.

American Drama Still 9 9.

American Drama Still 10 10.

American Drama Still 11 11.

American Drama still 12 12.

American Drama still 13 13.

American Drama still 14 14.

American Drama still 15 15.

Answers below (Spoilers in comments section)

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Line(s) of the Day #Elergyforhimself

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My tale was heard, and yet it was not told,
My fruite is falne, & yet my leaves are greene:
My youth is spent, and yet I am not old,
I saw the world, and yet I was not seene.
My thred is cut, and yet it is not spunne,
And now I live, and now my life is done.

Taken from the poem Elergy for Himself by Chiddiock Tichborne (1558 – 1586). It was written in the Tower of London by Tichborne before his execution for treason.

Line(s) of the Day #HenryDavidThoreau

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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

A man of many talents, Henry Daviod Thoreau (1817 – 1862). Among his many professions were  author, poet, philosopher and historian.