After going to the Marvel Universe event at the 02 over the weekend, I thought why not do a quiz about films made from characters from the comic books. I have done three previous quizzes on superheroes (lone, group and 20 Century) but there are so films on Marvel creations that I wanted to do a bonus length specific one. Do you have a favourite Marvel character? Do you prefer the ones set in the universe or previous ones?
The Rio Paralympics has ended, but not without a wonderful new set of champions, incredible journeys and new feats of endurance and excellence. To celebrate such a festival of sport, and my love of photography, have my favourite images as chosenfrom the Guardian’s Paralympic page. You can also find other images on the Olympics on my blog, with a focus on the sporting and the stylish.
Slip inside the eye of your mind Don’t you know you might find A better place to play. You said that you’d never been But all the things that you’ve seen Will slowly fade away.
Taken from the song Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis, from their second studio album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory (1996). Even on such a highly regarded album, it is considered a standout song. two other classics from the band are Wonderwall and Live Forever.
I don’t think you’re an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother’s pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever’s in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences… But the thing is, um, what I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.
Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) in adorable romcom Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001). The latest instalment in the tales of Bridget and her romantic adventures will be out later this week.
I’ve always been a huge fan of The Simpsons. At its peak it really was astonishingly witty, sharp and hilarious. I’ve done two posts in recent times, one on its visual jokes and one on its wit, but I thought it was about time I did one on funny scenes. Below are eight of my favourites. Do you recognise many of them? Which character did you like most?
“This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out.” A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. “Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, ‘Father, I’m down in this hole can you help me out?’ The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on.” Then a friend walks by, ‘Hey, Joe, it’s me can you help me out?’ And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, ‘Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.’ The friend says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.'”
Leo McGarry (John Spencer) in the highly-acclaimed political drama The West Wing (1999 – 2006). The quote is taken from Noël, an episode that deals with one of the character’s problems with PTSD. You can find another example of the show’s wonderful dialogue here.
I’ve always had a big interest in books. And amid my interest in the classic and the contemporary novels, I’ve had a big passion for short stories and sports books. I’ve quoted a few of them on my Literature and Sports pages but wanted to share them as pictorial form. You’ll find these two photos and plenty of others on my Instagram page of Raphaelalexx.
Continuing with ‘Alex Week’, I thought I’d share the last eight songs I listened to that I haven’t ever referenced on a blog post. Do you have a favourite among them? What songs have you been listening to recently?
There really were too many to fit favourite films into one post. And even then I think of some of the films I had to leave out. Will you do better better than last Part 1? Do you have a favourite among the list here? As always you comments and feedback are more than welcome.