Friday, July 3, 2009

ZenTiger Friday Night Free for All

It's Friday. Another frantic day that signals the close of the Financial Year, and a bit of pressure comes off at work. School holidays from next week, so I've taken some time off to spend with the kids and wade through my rather large "non-work" to do list. I suspect that I'll need a holiday at the end of this break.

My mind is mush, so with no further ado, I give you the Friday Night Free For All. It's free, it's for all and it's here because it's Friday. If you can't make it tonight, just leave a comment after the beep.

12 comment(s):

ZenTiger said...

It's quiet today. Is every-one out on the town, or just chowing down?

Ozy Mandias said...

I'm about. Long time viewer of this site. Might as well join the fun on a friday. dont have much to talk about. Although I have just watched the new Air NZ videos for their aircraft. Rather informal and a little cheecky towards the end.

ZenTiger said...

Howdy Ozy. With a handle like that, have you watched The Watchmen? (Or just like the sonnet?)

I still haven't seen it, but read the comics when they came out several (and the rest) years ago.

Going casual with aircraft videos can be dangerous, as many people from different cultures will be watching. Maybe they have gone for universal humour, like "don't forget to turn off your mobile. And if you've left it on and in your suitcase, you've probably killed us all. This is an airbus after all....just joking folks. Don't look so sick, we haven't served the dry muffins yet."

That would get me reaching for the in-flight entertainment. Although they always interrupt your movie at the worst time for completely trivial information. Don't tell me that we'll get a weather update when we arrive, I'll look out the window, now put the video back on...

ZenTiger said...

Speaking of Shelley, tis indeed classic lines from the sonnet Ozymandias:

`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".

Ozy Mandias said...

More the sonnet. It is my favourite poem of all time. Teach it to every class I have. Might have to ave a look at the comic. Is it good???

Agree with you on the informal nature of the add. There was one bit and he said 'plums' and I thought he said something else.
Fine for us who know about the company. Once flew Turkish airways and the last thing I would have wanted to see was my pilot naked, painted and then cracking jokes!!

Barnsley Bill said...

Good evening, not many about?

ZenTiger said...

Definitely a great poem, although I'm obviously attracted to Blake's Tyger Tyger :-)

The Watchmen Comic series was brilliant. Delivered a great story for adults using art as a medium as much as the writing. Fairly simplistic plot, but nice undercurrents. And sometimes, simple can be really complex given the divergence of opinions "in the real world".

Howdy BB. No, all very quiet. Is there a Michael Jackson Tribute Band in town or something?

Ozy Mandias said...

Another classic.
Might have to ave a look at Watchman. sounds good and my namesake in there it cant be all that bad.

must fly


I.M Fletcher said...

Good poem. I discovered Ozymandias when I was in the 7th form and our English teacher was trying to teach us Keats. He had photocopied some poems of Keats' but the opposite page came out in the book he was photocopying as well and it had Ozymandias. I liked it much more than Keats.

I still like Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Sonnets From The Portuguese' best of all. And also Grey's 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'.

I.M Fletcher said...

ps, as far as Watchmen, not sure if it might be a bit violent for me?

I enjoyed Frank Miller too up to a point. Loved his Dark Knight, Batman, Year One, and Daredevil stuff.

Daredevil: Born Again which he did with artist David Mazzuchelli is probably the best comic book series I've ever read).

Miller's Sin City was too violent for me, though. He's been getting - nasty - lately with comicbook violence.

ZenTiger said...

Fletch, whilst there is violence in The Watchmen (writer Alan Moore), it's not in the same style as Frank Miller, and the story is a great read.

You might recall V for Vendetta as another example of Alan Moore's work that made it to film.

I first came across Alan Moore in the brilliant 2000AD - his many "future shocks" and the excellent "Ballad of Halo Jones".

He's a bit of a character himself, and apparently a snake worshiping anarchist!

I.M Fletcher said...

Yeh, V for Vendetta was on TV the other night, and I watched a bit of the start. Didn't watch the whole thing tho. I've read Moore's 'Batman: The Killing Joke'.

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