Dustin Henderson: That keycard opens the door, but unfortunately, the Russian with this keycard also has a massive gun. Whatever’s in this room, whatever’s in those boxes, they really don’t want anybody finding it. Robin Buckley: But there’s gotta be a way in. Steve Harrington: Well, you know I could just take him out. Robin Buckley: Take who out? Steve Harrington: The Russian guard. What? I sneak up behind him, I knock him out, and I take his keycard. It’s easy. Dustin Henderson: Did you not hear the part about the massive gun? Steve Harringon: Yes, Dustin, I did. And that’s why I would be sneaking. Dustin Henderson: Ah. Well, please, tell me this, and be honest, have you ever actually won a fight?
Gaten Matarazzo, Maya Hawke and Joe Keery in the incredibly popular Stranger Things (2016 -), which recently had its third series released. And I’d argue it’s best. Set in the 1980s and with a mixture of science fiction, horror and comedy, the Netflix show was famously pitched as though Steven Spielberg was directing a Steven King story. You can find another example of the show on my blog here or find out more info on the episode from some huge fans of the programme here.
Taken at the Anish Kapoor exhibition at Pitzhanger, which showcase a series of innovative sculptures. Kapoor, who received a knighthood in 2013, has won numerous prestigious prizes and famously designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park. You can find details of the impressive exhibition here.
She comes back to tell me she’s gone As if I didn’t know that As if I didn’t know my own bed As if I’d never noticed The way she brushed her hair from her forehead
And she said, “losing love Is like a window in your heart Everybody sees you’re blown apart Everybody sees the wind blow”
Taken from the song Graceland from the album of the same name (1986). Though the song charted badly, it’s gorgeous sound and heartfelt lyrics have always been popular and the album is still considered to be one of the greatest ever.
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time ‘Till touch down brings me round again to find I’m not the man they think I am at home Oh no no no I’m a rocket man Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone.
Taken from the song Rocket Man by Elton John from his studio album Honky Château (1972), which is the title to the upcoming biopic of the phenomenally talented English musician. I’ve also posted Can you Feel the Love Tonight, which is my favourite. Feel free to share yours.
I’ve been delighted with the support from you all for my first book The Summer of Madness. It’s meant so much. As such, I just wanted to give a quick update. Sales have been going well, both in digital form and in paperback. It’s such a wonderful feeling to know the story has connected with people.
You can read the reviews so far, including a rather amazing one from a blogger whose site I have admired for years. Beetley Pete has had a very entertaing life, full of anecdotes and adventures. You’ll love his blog.
[via email] The odd thing about this form of communication is that you’re more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.
Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) in the sweet romcom You’ve Got Mail (1998), which tells of two people who fall in love via anonymous email despite fighting as business rivals.
Let’s dance in style, let’s dance for a while Heaven can wait we’re only watching the skies
Taken from the song Forever Young from the 1984 debut album of the same name by the German band Alphaville. Though not a success in either the UK or US, the song has been covered numerous times and was memorably used in the film Napoleon Dynamite.
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is.
As said by the elderly fisherman Santiago in the maritime novella The Old Man and the Sea (1952) by American literary giant Ernest Hemingway. Widely considered to be one of the all-time great works, it won Hemingway a Pulitzer Prize and was instrumental in gaining him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.