Red Metal has it in for us, it seems. Here’s another Sunshine Blogger nomination. Well, what? Not only is the blog RED it’s METAL, apparently. Oooooh, do you think we’re scared!? Eh!?
Well, we can assure you we’re only marginally petrified due to the instances of mild peril that appear to be on hand.
Anyway, some questions were set. And that’s great because our planned post for today wasn’t going well so it’s ta very much to this one.
Have you ever been involved in an emergency situation (e.g. a burning building/an earthquake)?
Yeah, in 2008 there was a football riot in Manchester city centre. The UEFA cup match was between Zenit St Petersburg and Glasgow Rangers.
After the big screens failed in Piccadilly Gardens, a full scale riot erupted from the Rangers fans. We were working in Wetherspoons at the time as 23 year olds.
“The Battle of Piccadilly” is what some morons dubbed it. “A Demonstration By Halfwit Drunkards” is our take.
Such scenes of mayhem… we’ll never forget the sudden rushes of the Glaswegian fans towards the Greater Manchester police force. Roars of fury and all that. Plus the city centre resembling a war zone the next day.
All because some big screens failed. Oh, and as technicians tried to fix the screens Glaswegian fans pelted them with glass bottles. And then complained about the issues after the event, blaming Manchester’s inability to host the event.
What is the worst film you’ve ever seen in theaters?
It has to be Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes reboot. Terrible.
What is the best film you’ve ever seen in theaters?
I saw Jaws in 2016 on a rerelease, which was a glorious experience. Spoiled mildly by some mother letter her kid talk all the way through.
But I’m British, complaining isn’t on.
What is the strangest method by which you discovered a work you enjoy?
I got them as I liked the front covers, yet they’re excellent pieces of literature. Lucky, eh?
What do you feel is the greatest compilation of collected works in your collection (of games/films/music/books/etc.)?
I listen to a lot of classical music so there are obvious answers there. But for games, I’d suggest The Legend of Zelda. It’s so instrumental in setting new boundaries of excellence.
Have you ever re-experienced a work you enjoyed a long time ago only to determine it has not aged well?
Various Nintendo 64 games haven’t aged at all well, due to the awkward shift into 3D at the time.
Goldeneye 007 springs to mind. A landmark title back in 1997 that interested even Mother Wapojif. She was able to complete the first level.
Unfortunately, by today’s standards the game is rubbish.
Have you ever re-experienced a work you hated (or were indifferent towards) a long time ago only to warm up to it?
When I first read Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur in 2005 I didn’t like it at all. But revisiting in 2008 I found it very poignant and engaging.
What is your favorite opening theme to a television show?
It’s not our outright favourite, but we still love the Bottom intro.
It perfectly encapsulates the two characters of Richie and Eddie. Plus, Ade Edmondson’s (Eddie) band The Bum Notes recorded the track.
Excluding Western comic books, what series with a single, ongoing narrative do you feel has (or had) gone on for far too long? In other words, I’m not counting shows or other forms of media with entirely self-contained episodes such as The Simpsons or anthological works such as The Twilight Zone with this question.
Well we’re going with The Simpsons anyway. Funnily enough (HAHAHAHAH!) the post we delayed today is about flanderisation, a TV trope the show it now notorious for.
The Simpsons was a stunning TV show for around eight seasons. Unmissable and borderline genius.
Now it’s a desperate cash cow that exists only to rake in more money.
Otherwise we suggest Love Island needs to end in order for us all to aim for a higher level of cultural intelligence. *BBbeellLLCh* Excuse us.
Have you ever been invested in a series only to be heartbroken when it was cut short with no resolution?
Futurama’s troubled history was annoying, but the subsequent revival and disappointing series ensured that it’s first four season run was more than enough.
Arrested Development much the same.
Do you prefer hardcover or paperback books?
We’re not fussed. We usually choose paperback so we can easily store them in our bags when we’re travelling about.
If we didn’t do that we’d go for hardcover as they’re more robust and prone to being more profound and more likely to last until the day we die.