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Posts tagged “never

Resolutions = Promises You’ll Never Keep

Every Year hundreds of thousands of people make promises they will never keep, and though this happens all year round, it is most prevalent on New Year’s eve.  There are countries that have already welcomed in the new year, not China, and, no doubt, people who have already broken their resolutions.  Asking around it’s hard to find a single person who has managed to keep to such a promise, so I think I’ll stick to searching for needles in hay stacks instead.

It’s been a few years since I’ve openly admitted to a real resolution.  Mostly I make them quietly, fully expecting to keep these empty promises, though ultimately forgetting them mere days into the New Year.  Perhaps the problem lies in who we are making the promise for.  It’s much harder to disregard a promise made to a friend than it one made to yourself, isn’t it?  So this year my resolution is to you, anyone that reads this blog.  I aim to make a post every day for the next year.  Now remember, I may choose to give up at any time, but I have, in the past, made it to around seven months.

If I fail then I will know once and for all that keeping resolutions is not down to personal responsibility.  However, if I succeed I will have proved it is and should, if my opinion and wild speculation are taken into account, be nominated for a Nobel prize, in literature or whatever I’m not picky.  I’m excited about this new challenge, I had fun last time, mostly, and it’ll feel good to get back in that swing.  Thanks for reading, happy New Year and don’t forget to subscribe/follow, leave a comment, click the like button and follow me on Twitter, plus, if there’s any time left, enjoy yourself.

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The Christmas Overdose and Toys That Should Never Be Made

Do you remember that great feeling you got on Christmas when you were a kid?  I do and, since the reveal of the great Santa mystery, that feeling has been gone.  Personally, Christmas has never been my favourite holiday, but still I can’t help wonder if the lack of Christmas spirit is throw a lack of trying.  That’s way this year I’ve invented something called The Christmas Overdose, which is when you overdose on Christmassy things; movies, books, music, traditions, etc.  So I thought it’d be fun to bring my writing into the overdose, which is why today I’ve prepared five really bad gift ideas.  These are five toys that don’t exist and we’re lucky they don’t.  I made the pictures myself so I’m almost positive you won’t see them on shelves this year.

Convertible cars and dream houses don’t pay for themselves.  During the day Barbie may be cruising around town with Ken, but at night she works that pole in her very own strip club.  Other toys can look, but if they touch Ken will show them the door.

With the overcrowding in Sylvania having a baby is a tough decision, but sometimes it can’t be helped or can it.  Since the introduction of the Sylvanian abortion clinic, unwanted pregnancies and overpopulation are things of the past.

Re-enact all your favourite moments for World War II with this new Lego World War II set.  Lego Hitler is included.

Will you or your friend manage to get lucky for times in a row?  This is a fun two player game that half of the contestants can play again.

If you’re bored of simply drawing a stickman on a page, then why not add some excitement to the game by bringing in this enlightened new element.  Risk yours or other people’s lives, if you’re nervous get grandma involved (it’s probably almost lights out for her anyway).

Naturally I discourage anyone from actually trying to make these games.  I’ve been a bit worried about offending people, but hopefully I didn’t.  It’s all intended as a joke, but do let me know what you thought, even if it’s bad, by leaving a comment and voting below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.  If you want to follow me on Twitter it’s https://twitter.com/#!/AdamODwyer1.


Quest to Join Pottermore

Though both the film and book series of Harry Potter are over, the story lives on and not just in the memories and hearts of the fans, Harry’s hitting the web.

Pottermore is a site where fans of the series can go to rediscover the stories as well as read additional information that J.K. Rowling has never revealed before.  It will also distribute Harry Potter eBooks and audio books.  This will be the first time the series has been, legally, turned into eBooks.  To a Potter fan the website is very exciting, but it won’t be officially launched until October.  However, each day for seven days, five of which have already past, a clue has been put on the site.  The people who solve the clue will be able to go to a different page to search for the ‘magic quill’.  If they find this, they will be one of the lucky few that get to enter early and help shape the site.

Every weekday I wake up at half eight in the morning to walk my dog, but today the first thing I did was turn on the computer and check Pottermore.  The clue had not been posted yet.  I only learned how to try gain access to Pottermore last night, after the clue had already been and gone, so this was my first real try at getting in.  As I got ready to leave, I refreshed the page many times, but still no clue.  I returned from my walk, which takes about an hour, and there was still nothing.  Through some quick googling, I found out that a blog had given the exact time the clue would go up on day 3, which was two days ago.  As the day went by, it was announced that, in my time zone, the clue would be posted at some point between half four pm and eight pm.  I didn’t trust it so I continued to refresh the page, basically every few seconds, until finally, at around six o’clock, the clue pops up.

‘What is the house number of the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, then multiply you answer by 21’, I almost had a heart attack when I realised the clue had appeared.  Knowing that, since it was day five, the clue would be related to the Order of the Phoenix, I had the book at hand.  However, I didn’t need it as that was actually one of the questioned at suspected and even said to my friend.  Once I had the answer calculated, I struggled with my dad’s iPad trying to get the URL in, but it didn’t seem to want to work.  My friend, seeing my frustration, used her iPhone to go to the URL.  She handed me the phone which I end discarded as the iPad finally worked.  I was brought to a page to search for the quill which was in such an obvious play that I thought it was just an example of what to look out for, but I clicked it and it said I had successfully found the quill.  Also my friend, using the iPhone, which I’d so mindlessly dropped on the bed, also found the quill.

We were given usernames and a few hours later we both received e-mails to complete the process.  Now my friend, Amy, and I have joined the ranks of people who get to see Pottermore before it officially opens.  If you are trying to solve to gain access I wish you luck.  Just keep on refreshing.  In completely unrelated news, Amy got accepted to DCU today and is probably going to kill me for putting this in.

What do you think?  Will Amy be popular among her new class?  Is DCU lucky to have her?  Was getting into Pottermore a bigger achievement than DCU?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.


Razzie Winners

I had a good moan yesterday and thanks to everyone for voting and commenting.  It was actually the bad votes that made me want to write (I never once said I was normal).  Anyway I was informed of a way to fix the problem, but I’m undecided on whether or not I should do it (again, I’m not normal deal with it).

The Razzies are an important celebration of failure.  By highlighting this failure, we hope to make celebrities aware of just how terrible they really are, so without further ado (yes that’s a word) here’s the winners.

Worst Picture
The Last Airbender

Worst Actor
Ashton Kutcher for Killers and Valentine’s Day

Worst Actress
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattral, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon for Sex and the City 2

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Alba for The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day

Worst Supporting Actor
Jackson Rathbone for The Last Airbender and Eclipse

Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D
The Last Airbender

Worst Screen Couple/Screen Ensemble
The entire cast of Sex and the City 2

Worst Director
M. Night Shyamalan for The Last Airbender

Worst Screenplay
The Last Airbender written by M. Night Shyamalan

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
Sex and the City 2

Just to make it clear I’m not stopping my daily posts.  Vote and comment below, if you don’t then you will win the Razzie for Worst Blog Reader.  That’s right, how’d you like me now?


Justin Bieber: Never Say Never movie

Whether you like him or not, you’ve probably heard of Justin Bieber and now you have the chance to see the story of his life in eye popping 3D, this could be the scariest movie I’ve ever heard of.

Justin Bieber’s rise to fame has been fast and annoying, but with such a large fan base, that may try kill me if I make too many punches, I’ll keep the blows above the belt.  This means that I’m not going to talk about how somehow he has deified the laws of puberty or the fact that he always sings about love despite not having hit puberty yet.  No really I don’t mind co-inhabiting the same planet as him, I’m just not a fan but he has more than enough blogger fans so it’s not much of a loss for him.

Years ago, if a singer wanted to be in a movie they had to act, then Miley Cyrus released a concert documentary and a new trend was born, a trend that has the power to make or break junior celebrities, as proven by it causing a major blow to the Jonas Brothers’ career when their movie flopped.  Will this movie increase Bieber fever or will a cure finally be found?  Unfortunately, it looks like the movie will be a success.  The editors deserve all the credit as they found a way to make Bieber and his family come out smelling like roses, despite the fact that his mother has openly made anti-Semitic statements against a Jewish talent agent, she ‘prayed’ that her son would not be represented by him due to his religion.  Bieber drew criticism to himself when he said, that he does get attention from girls because he’s famous, but he’d get it anyway because he’s so good looking.

Have you caught Bieber fever?  Will scientists ever find a cure?  Vote and comment below to let me know what you think.