I also did not know that



Thailand has many kinds of Lizards




Yes, I ate all the pies. And that's an Aussie behind me, saying hello. 

So like I've spent the last couple of weeks in Thailand. What a bloody crazy place. That song from Chess about a hard man crumbling after one night is quite possibly true.

I did three and left with a wee hangover.

If I saw a well presented 20 something model in the fancy department store, the next person I saw had no arms and was lying on the ground with a cup in their mouth begging for food or baht. Next to them was a four year old doing the same thing.

If I saw a tuk tuk I saw a million of them. If I happened to get bored of the floating markets and suggest to wifey we just 'walk down this road a bit' I may have ran into an baby elephant that attempted to sexually harass me.

If I went to a tourist trap, I walked over the Bridge of the River Kwai (not it's really name, that's what stupid foreigners call it after watching too many Hollywood movies starring Old Ben Kenboi).

If I was feeling humble when I visited the war graves and saw the grave stone of a kiwi soldier who lost his life building a bloody train track, I was.


If I met a couple of Aussies on the way, they were good bastards.

If I raided the mini bar, I might have ended up on the top of a Bangkok building eating a meal with a 360 degree view of the city and its... smog.

If I relaxed on the beach, it came with a thai massage. If I ate a prawn, well, I ate them all. If I bought an Armani suit knock off, well that's what the tourists do. If I went snorkelling, I saw the united colours of Kata beach.

When I spoke Thai I was treated to a smile to end all smiles. If I handed over my money and grunted, I was apparently a rude Russian.

If I drank one Chang beer, I drank a Tiger beer too.

If I held a tiger cub in my arms, it was well treated. If I went the Phuket Zoo, my heart ached for the animal's and their mistreatment. If you want to go to the Phuket Zoo, do not. It's a rip off the the elephants and tigers and crocodiles a treated like rats in a cage. Still, I did the tourist thing and wrapped an albino python snake around me:


However, if I rode on an Elephant I may have seen the Big Budda. I learned what a mahout was and I saw loved and revered animals.

If I saw a scooter motor bike, I saw not one rider but three of four or a man carrying a pig in one arm and the BBQ in another, steering with his feet.

If I saw a lizard, I didn't tell my wife. I saw lots of lizards.



Jimmy Jangles got a new camera and all he did was..




...take a picture of his gumboots and a watering can:




14 megapixels baby!

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Have you ever seen an electron?


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Have you ever seen an electron?


I ventured over to Seth Godin’s blog and noted he titled a post “Why celebrate Halloween?” which had the following question wrapped in a statement:

“Most of what we believe is not a result of direct experience (ever seen an electron?) but is rather part of our collection of truth because everyone (or at least the people we respect) around us seems to believe it as well.”

No, I have never seen an electron. How do I know that they exist? Because I believe what J.J. Thomson and the other fathers of science told me. A scientist said it, therefore it’s true! I accepted the authority figure telling me that something was true.

But what about the things other authoritative people try and tell me to believe?

I have not seen Jesus as explained to me by a priest, yet I don’t believe in him or his existence. Some people in society praise Allah, should I because they do? It’s called blind faith for a reason but I’d rather be blinded by science thank you very much.

What about the man and woman at 6pm on the Idiot Box telling me that George Bush is an evil person. Should I believe that when he won two American elections with a bible closely held to his breast?

Even science can be bumk. What about the Nobel Prize winner trying to convince us that large doses vitamin C cured cancer? He was a respectable authority figure that was just plain wrong.
Dear reader, I give you two more words - Tom Cruise.

If Micheal Moore hates capitalism and people watch his films and largely agree with him, should I believe that every American is a gun toting, sicko? Probably, I’ve watched Cops a few times, that’s a good a documentary as any.

If everyone believes in the same things like Reeboks, Amnesty International and floating exchange rates, who am I am to argue with them? I’m not the crowd. Though, isn’t the wisdom of crowds the right answer every time? Like that crowd in Seattle that fought that nascent battle, they showed wisdom then, right? Right.

Seth Godin’s point is that as an individual we allow ourselves to believe things because we are shaped by those around us. Whether it’s someone carrying on the tradition of Halloween, producing well researched film documentaries or a baby jesus freak preaching the word of the Bible, everyone can shape our views and thoughts.

Hell, Seth does it all the time. His readers must be pretty closed minded right?

My point is that while I prefer the “Trust No One” approach of the X-Files, you can meet the world half way. What is it you are trying to tell me world? Electrons cause electric shocks?

Jesus saves?

I’ll meet you half way.

The lies about Jesus are shocking.

Guest Post: Optimus Prime




My good buddy, The Fearless Leader of the Autobots, took the time to write a guest post for this site. It's a contemplation on his life, and how he's lived it. As you can see, he's put in a fair bit of effort.

Optimus Prime's Guest Post:


Fuck you, Megatron

End Guest Post

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Fish are Friends, Not Food: The Smiling Great White Shark


Great White Sharks have a bad reputation with swimmers and other ocean dwellers. You can thank Mr Steven Speilberg's Jaws film, the 3 sequels and few bad rip offs for that. The kids film Finding Nemo finally showed that Great White's had been horribly misaligned as the oceans's bad boys. Bruce's line, "Fish are friends, not food" proved almost beyond doubt that these sharks were indeed friendly.  






Now an ocean photographer, Amos Nachoum, has shown the Jaws was wrong and Nemo was indeed right. Great White Sharks are friends! Check out this picture of a supposedly 14 foot Great White appearing to smile for the camera. Those razor sharp pearly whites seem especially friendly! 


The shark was snapped in this unusual pose near Guadalupe Island off Mexico's Pacific coast. Maybe he just wanted the diver to check for baby seal in his teeth?


Check out this orca whale flipping a pseudo orca in the air!


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U2 Shakes up the Internet





So like this evening I watched the U2's Los Angeles Rose Bowl show that was broad cast live around the world through youtube (U2tube..) The show itself was pretty cool with lots of new songs and a fair mix of the hits (old and new) with a mighty Until the End of the World being a highlight for me. Unknown Caller was pretty darn good too.

The technical side of things must have been a production in itself. The stream I had was perfect with good sound quality and minimal buffering required. There were 100,000 LA fans present - how many million were tuned in via youtube I dunno but google/youtube's servers must have served terrabytes and terrabytes of data!

The U2 show was a first in many ways - there have been plenty of live broadcasts before but this one is on a massive scale using some of the leading technology.

This means it was probably a branding exercise for Youtube. How many fans who have never used Youtube suddenly found out all about the website after coming to watch the concert? (I realise youtube is huge but I'm sure some people have never heard of it?)

It also works for U2 as well - one could by the new album via a link on the channel which took the follower to U2's Itunes sales medium.

So has this concert changed the content model? Will people be more content to sit at home and watch Bono preach at them on their 40 inch tv? Probably not, but more people might be inclined to tune in and follow their fave artists tour. Time will tell - look for what happens when the Rolling Stones tour next!

Major world events etc can also be used in this medium. Streamed Olympic Games anyone? Meetings of world leaders? When the aliens finally land? and the obvious - movie and television shows.

TV execs and the like must be quietly crapping their pants as they watched - here was premium content being delivered for free with bugger all adverting. Facebook had a little look in....there were no adds during the broadcast at all. HBO suddenly becomes a little redundant when the next Sopranos is shown via the internet only eh?

The Ultimate ODST Firefight Survival Guide


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The Ultimate ODST Firefight Survival Guide

Halo 3 ODST’s new Firefight mode can be a bit of a handful. Hunters and Angry Hammer Carrying Brutes make for the ultimate smack down in which you can pit your Halo skills against the Covenants reign of pain.

In the quest for points and achievements, there’s a few things you can do to get the edge over the Grunts with the Cannons and those damn swarming drone buggers The Master Chief is not around to bail you out, it's up to you soldier! Check out the ultimate strategy guide for surviving ODST’s Firefight:

Who’s on my side?

Try and play as a group. 3 is not a crowd. Three is a mini army. If there are 4 of you, consider pairing up for map coverage and to try and disperse the enemy. The opportunities that 4 players have over one are quite numerous. They’re called assists for a reason. Tag team the Brutes. One player does the head shot after another has done the plasma shot burst etc. Watch for friendly fire. Don’t go throwing grenades willy nilly.

Comm Chatter

There’s no point running round like a grunt who’s lost his Elite. Talk on your mikes with your team mates, let them know what you’re up to and what the plan is. At the very least you can warn someone there’s a Jackal sneaking up on them.

You do not have a Camping Permit, so move along

Like Halo multiplayer, if you camp for too long in one spot you will get found out. Unless you have eyes in the back of your recon helmet, moving around will help you keep up with your situational awareness e.g. while on the move, there’s more chance of you finding a team mate in need of some back up.

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Keep away from the Phantom drop ships

At the beginning of each wave, a Phantom drop ship delivers some fresh meat in the from of Covenant troops. Don’t be a hero, Timmy – The Phantom's turrets will blast you back to Reach. Of course, you could just jump in with the rockets as the Covenant forces jump out… it’s a risky business though.

Lethal Weapon Management

Don’t rush and grab the rockets or Spartan laser and waste 8 grunts with it. Save the heavy fire for when the Angry Brute with the Hammers turn up. Be ready for the drones buggers as well. They need a handy weapon like a plasma rifle or the Suppressed SMG to take ‘em out. Brutes are an easy take down with a fully charged plasma burst, followed by a headshot with the M6 pistol. Do that action 10 times in Firefight at you can get the ‘My Clothes!’ Achievement.
Know your Map’s choke points

Always know where the critical parts of the map are. 

Learn where you can stand your ground with relative safety. 

Know the choke point where Covenant tend to gather. 

Know where you can duck for cover to allow your ODST soldier a chance to recover. Also be aware where the health packs, ammo, weapons, vehicles, and covenant drop off points are. This knowledge will help you to make fast decisions on the fly. 

You will learn this stuff as you play Firefight so don’t be overly concerned about it all but when you have the wrong weapon and you can hear the Drone Bugger’s whispers getting louder… you better know where the SMG is located!

Fuel Rod Carrying Covenant and the Beastly Brute Chieftains suck
Grunts or Brutes armed with Fuel Rod Guns can pawn you in one shot. 

If you can, eliminate them as soon as possible in the battle. In the heat of the Firefight you can sometimes can overlook that it’s a Grunt carrying the cannon. 

Listen for the sounds, you might here them before you see them, other wise you’re bantha, cannon fodder.

Jump! Jump!

When being chased by a hammer menacing Brute and you know he’s about to go all MC Hammer on your ass, jump in the air. 
This will help create some distance between you and the damage splash radius of the Hammer, lessening the potential health damage and giving you a chance to turn and get off a sticky grenade or rocket. 

This trick can help when Fuel Rods are being fired at you too!

Lethal Weapon Management Two: Brutes and Plasma Shots

As you advance through the sets in Firefight, more skulls are turned on, and the pistol and SMG begin to have minimal effect on a charging Brute. 

At this stage in the game, try to carry an anti-brute weapon. 

The most handy weapon is a plasma pistol. 

It’s the MacGyver knife of the Halo Universe as you can combine it with just about any single shot weapon for a follow up head shot. Needlers are also very effective against Brute, though again on the harder sets, your enemies can be quite good at dodging the needles - still you are keeping yourself at a safe distance and thus surviving!


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You are not Mohammed Ali

Your melee punch does not sting the Covenant like a bee. Only use melee when it tight spots and you have no choice. Pulling off a boncruncher to the back of a Brute’s skull is nearly impossible so try not to deliberately set yourself up for it. If you must, a safer strategy is to soften them up with artillery fire first. In the next trick though, it’s a vital strategy!

Use weak enemies to get health when “Black Eye” skull is active

When the “Black Eye” skull is turned on, you and your fellow fire-fighters do not regain health when hit by enemies. 

You must melee punch an enemy bring your health back up. When the opportunity presents itself, let a Covenant enemy such as a Jackal run up to you so that you and your team can take advantage of the situation. 

The Black Eye skull period is also a good time to use The Hammer as that can be used in place of your fist of rage...

Take this Grenade and eat it!

Good use of grenades will help you rack up the combos. 

Throw one into a crowd of Grunts and give them a hail of gun fire. In close quarters with a Brute who’s committed to throwing a spike grenade at you, return the favour with a sticky of your own. 

Often a simple jump closer to the Brute will allow you to dodge their missile and increase the chance of you.


chopper vs brute lost platoon odst map

In for some Chop

Choppers are an obvious tool in the sandbox that can be used in Lost Platoon. You can run riot and be nearly invincible with the thing. One crazy dude played a game for 21 hours using it - hence people getting grumpy about chopper abuse. I say, "whatever". 

Sometimes you can die though and if you are playing single Lost Platoon, your ODST soldier is in for some chop himself running round without protection. A trick I figured out is to park a spare Chopper in your respawn room. 

You often see 'spare' choppers lying around so feel free to grab one, hide and then get pack to your original or take down another Brute riding a chopper with the plasma pistol and the Prophet of Truth is your uncle - when you die, you spawn right next to a chopper. Pretty handy if you're in the middle of a Hunter raid!

Finally, here’s a good survival tip from Lars Barken, one of the legends of Bungie and ODST’s Senior Designer.

Your Firefight is down to ‘no lives remaining’ and you’re the last ODST left. How do you stay alive long enough to bring the Squad back?


“The best way to stay alive in that dire situation is to fall back to a safe position on the map, usually the area you spawn in. From there, try to systematically take out the Covenant as they come to your position. You'll get overrun, but you're much better off trying to tackle them in smaller numbers. Make them come to you.”


I think that’s a great point and I’ve found this survival strategy works quite well in the close quarters of the Alpha Site map.
So, there’s a few things to think about in this ‘Ultimate ODST Firefight Survival Guide’. Employing some of the tricks and strategies will lengthen your game time, leading to more points, more achievements and more fun.

What tricks to you have to make Firefight more fun? Leave some ideas in the comments section!
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About this strategy guide: I’m not a leet player by any means, and play to have fun and love the adventures the Halo universe offers. The guide was inspired by other people on who know a thing or two. I’ve written ideas I’ve found into more of a friendly style and added my own spin and thoughts too. Any problems, see The Superintendent!

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Extra for Experts: What's Bungie Aerospace all about?

The Angels and Demons Guide to high rankings on Google via SEO


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The Angels and Demons Guide to high rankings on Google via Search Engine Optimisation tricks


So you have a website and you think it’s a better read than Dan Brown’s new novel 'The Lost Symbol' but unlike Dan Brown’s 100 million plus readers you have 6. What do you do?

Applying this simple Angels and Demons Guide to high search engine rankings will help you get that reader recognition you deserve!

SEO Angels:
  • Write page turners. People read The Da Vinci Code because it was a gripping yarn and went down well with a well made homebrewed beer. Dan Brown offers puzzles and then helped the reader along by solving them. Your blog writing needs to help the reader along too – help them solve their problem by giving them a recipe for your grandmother’s cake or how to take down the Illuminati. No one cares what you ate for breakfast.
  • Link to things that are useful. Dan Brown is always giving you the facts with a twist. Angels who link to useful information are sharing the link love and are rewarded by Google with better ranking placement on its result pages.
  • Remind your readers and Google who you are. Dan Brown constantly refers to Robert Langdon’s Mickey Mouse wristwatch to remind the reader the way the character thinks. Internal linking with in your posts using appropriate anchor text helps Google understand what’s important on your site and what makes it tick. When I tell Google that this page is a U2 Concert Set List from New Jersey, it under stands the context way better than “this is my blog”. The more specific the internal link, the better Google likes it.
  • Every one of your posts needs an awesome title post to capture the reader’s attention. Angels and Demons? I’ll bite. The Lost Symbol? Sure, I’ll find that. Will your readers bite with a post called “Scone Recipe”? No, so be an angel and title it “Scones that taste better than that of 1000 Grandmothers!” You get what I mean right? Add the butter!
  • Dan Brown is a demon at creating good imagery. And so should your posts, fill them with pictures to give the read better context about what you’re telling them. At the least it breaks up the text and gives your site a little colour. Google also likes to index pictures and will send visitors your way. Remember, filling in a description of the picture using the "alt” tags is good SEO practice! (if using Blogger check the 'Edit HTML' button in the post writing section and find the tag once you have imported your picture into the post).
SEO Demons:
  • Dan Brown is maligned by the critiques for producing some really odd sentence structures. “The famous man looked at the red cup” arguments apply to your website pages. Make them reader friendly. Don’t be a demon by filling your pages with random keywords. Readers want easy to read pager turners!
  • Every Dan Brown novel as a twist. Don’t be a Leigh Teabing and turn on your hero (readers!) by going trying to kill them with gross amounts of advertising, special offers and non related info. Stay on target with your message. Readers will come to your site for the tea and not the killer cognac.
  • Demons wear black hats and robes. Don’t be a demon. Don’t be tempted to do any of the dodgy tricks that you might find on the internet. Google will see through you faster than you saw the plot holes of The Lost Symbol and penalise you for it. Stick to good white hat practices and the Angels will show you the way to higher Google rankings.
  • Dan Brown created the current puzzle solving mystery band wagon. Don’t be a demon and bluff your way through with a rip off of his plots. Don’t copy another’s work, write your own. In a similar vein, if a news event inspires you, don’t simply re post it, add your own original thinking to it. Some blogs attract terrific readerships by simply providing wise commentary on the news events of the day. Are you up to it?
  • Don't cast an invisible spell on your text. You might be thinking, 'Hey! A good use of keywords is good seo and the more I fit on the page the better AND if I hide them I can fit more on the page!'. Wrong! Google knows this lil trick and will penalise your page if you do this.
Employing the hints and tricks in this guide is a simple and effective way to get some love from the Google search engine. I know, I do them myself with good SEO results!

Got any more Angel or Demon like beer making tips? Leave a note in the comments!

Extra for Experts:

Check out the article I wrote for Twitip I was inspired to write after the idea I had for this post. The Angels and Demons Guide to Good Twitter Etiquette gives some simple advice on some good practices for twittering. Lemmeno what you think!

Jimmy Jangles reviews Halo 3:ODST




So as I did with Halo 3, I went and got my hands on ODST at midnight. I arrived at EB Games early was confronted with lots of teenagers with acne, Lord of the Rings fans and a seriously troubling amount of goatee beards. What singled me out from them? Perhaps it was my mum didn't drop me off...

So with two bottles of V, and a packet of Twisties I was set to jump in and be a ... Helljumper.

Game setting: Heroic, No skulls. Attitude: keen to explore a little, keeping it clean, mostly interested in the story.


The Review:

An interesting opening scene falls way to a very dull start. Walk around Mombassa, find a few things, shoot a few things. The real action of ODST is the vignettes where the Rookie (you)You get to play in the scenes the Rookie is piecing together traces what has gone on in the past 6 hours. Bungie step up big time in this regard and deliver some remarkably fun set pieces to play. Blowing up bridges, heavy defence scenarios, sniping, strange looking creatures and decent enemy AI means some seriously fun engagments. I did however find wandering through Mombassa slow going and quite dull at times. If I had to call fault on one thing, it's how Bungie consistently fail to decent face detail for their human characters in the Halo series.

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The music was very different to previous Halo games. There was no cast back to previous Halo themes here. When playing as the Rookie, the music was moody with saxophones. When belting out the pain to attacking Brutes and Hunters the music was punchy.

The plot evolves around a secret mission that is foisted on the Rookie and his team. It's not explained till the very end why everything is happening and it's hardly anything to write home about but it's nice in its own way. A small payoff at the cut scene following the credit roll will make some fans happy.

Overall I found ODST to be a remarkably solid game. It took me around 8 hours which seemed long enough. Playing through on Legendary will take some patience as there are some tough battle scenarios to run a through and some Libraryesque levels near the end. Playing this game feels like Halo 2 perhaps should have - all the benefits of the bells and whistles of the third with an OK ending. It has big repeat value and the addition of Firefight!

Fans of Halo will probably enjoy this game a fair bit. If you are a noob, I suggest you check out Halo 3 before you try ODST.

P.S. Did anyone figure what whvidldshbyjsdo is in reference to yet?

P.P.S Check out the leaked campaign pictures of Halo: Reach

Check out my review of Halo 6.

Careful, cute baby hedgehogs ahead


Move over kittens! The internetz no longer needs your cute pictures of cats requesting cheezeburgerzs.

There's a new kid in town and he's cute with spikes! Jimmy Jangles brings you cute baby hedgehogs for the win! I'm mean seriously, you could bet the farm on these cuties!

Careful, cute baby hedgehogs ahead.

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Baby Hedgehog reporting for duty!
Oh hai there, I'm the cutest baby hedgehog! I'm all little!

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Cuteness: Evolved and Spikey!
I can haz the cheezeburger and da milkshake? How cute am I?

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Hmm, your hand hand smells nice!
My milkshake tastes better than yours! It brings all the hedgehogs to the yard!

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Cutest Hedgehog ever?
I might be wrapped around your thumb, but like you know the reverse is true cos I'm too cute!

For more interesting pictures of animals, visit Animals Eating Animals, but trust me, it's not cute.....

How to fit in as an Autobot in Human Society by Optimus Prime.





After noticing the Autobots were having some issues adapting to life on Earth, Optimus Prime has written a handy guide for his fellow Autobots to help them co-exist usefully with humans. Fitting in is a big problem for any new alien, culture shock is an all too common result of immigration. With Out Passport? Fresh off the boat? How about fresh off the Milky Way!? You need to read Prime's letter.


How to fit in as an Autobot in Human Society by Optimus Prime.


My fellow Autobots,


We are forever united to human kind by a history long forgotten, and a future we shall face together. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to all Autobots so that we can fit in and stop accidentally destroying the homes and cities of these good people. Or stepping on their dogs.


Here's my advice to you all:
  • Learn to use language that is appropriate for the context and conversation. For instance, “What’s crackin’ bitches’ might work for the young ones like Sam and Michaela but it won’t work with the President’s Advisor.


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A Pink Warrior Goddess, Megan Fox 
  • Compliment the men on how smoking hot their warrior goddess princesses are. 
  • Cowards like Starscream do survive but Autobots are fearless and stand up to their issues with courage. And pay their parking tickets.
  • Try and keep your battles with Decepticons in big wide open areas like forests and deserts. Remember the bill we got for destroying the half the city when we fought Megatron for the All Spark? Still paying it off.
  • It was the same fool that once told me that humans don't deserve to live. I beg to differ and that they deserve to choose for themselves! Try not to interfere in human matters. Avoid their petty squabbles about global warming, free trade and globalisation. We know they will eventually have bigger fish to fry and we can keep our powder dry for the day they fall from outerspace. Space Braiiinnnns indeed.
  • I saw a documentary on their favourite pet, the Mogwai. The lesson from this film was never ever feed their mogwai after midnight. If you do such a thing you cause terrible things to happen to families at Christmas time and you won’t be getting any presents.
  • I’ve said this like a gabillion times but freedom is the right of all sentient beings. So never ever handcuff a human (without their permission of course).
  • If you step on someone’s flowers, destroy their house or cyber heaven’s forbid, leak oil lubricant on their dog or mogwai, simply brush it off with a ‘Oops! Sorry, my bad’. This usually has the desired effect of reducing the tension.
  • Chicks dig hot cars or hot rods, if you prefer. I suggest we all make sure our alternate modes are sleek and sexed up. Thus, I'm suggesting you make your rod hot for the ladies. They will be sure to want to check you out and so you’ll be sure to fit in. 
  • If someone mentions that Voltron rules, feel free to begin smashing them up a bit. Fitting in don’t matter if they be insulting you!
  • If you can, appear on the Oprah Winfrey or get a book published in her Book Club. Garner the sympathy angle. Express feelings of distraught about missing your home planet, engergon piklets cooked by your Mumma Prime etc. Remember, Dr Phil is for those losers like Barricade.
  • If you’ve got the jokes, go on Letterman. Just don’t to a Joaqain Phonix or THAT guy from Back to the Future. Feel free to mention the time I single handedly saved the universe.
My Autobot friends, I hope you will be apply to this guide's ideas to help you fit into human society. If they don’t, just show em your guns!


Sincerely,


Optimus Prime
Fearless Leader of the Autobots 
Ex. Defender of Cybertron

Chief Protector of Earth

Every Saturday Morning Rolled Into One


People who occasionally show displays of taste alerted to me to this beast of a picture. It's like every Saturday morning tv superhero rolled into one...Of course this is a slight exaggeration as for those of my era, Optimus Prime and Megatron duked it out after school.. as did Voltron. What ever happened to that movie project?

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Who's up for a Care Bear Stare?! No? Are you mega thrusters go? Ready to Roll Out? Power of Grayskull?


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It's the blind leading the blonde - U2 Lyrics


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So like where the bloody hell have I been lately dear readers*? It's been All quiet on the Optimus Prime Experiment Front, not even as stirring of a mouse.

I've been making a new website. Dedicated to the best band in the world, and that's a fact, U2.

All U2's Song Lyrics is my effort at making a home for the lyrics of Bono and the Edge. Why go to this site and not some other dodgy lyric site you might ask? Well I've tried to add some information about the songs, what their inspiration might have been and the story around it to help give the reader a better perspective.

As an example, check out the lyrics of:


While I've been building up the site's content, I've been listening to U2 like crazy and loving re-exploring great albums like War and The Unforgettable Fire. The current tour has been going great guns with some sweet set lists that have throwing up some old school U2 such as MLK.

If you're still reading this you might just be a fan - visit All U2's Song Lyrics and tell me what you think!


*Dear Readers: This post is simply SEO for the new site, it's not intended to be thrilling reading on the trials and tribulations of Optimus Prime...

Top 100 Movie Quotes Ever from AFI


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Top 100 Movie Quotes Ever from AFI


Here's the top 100 movie quotes ever utted on the silver screen as determined by the American Film Institute.

What makes a movie quote so brilliant? 

Is it the timing? 

Is it the delivery? 

Is it the actor? 

Is the quote ironic? 

Perhaps the quote sums the whole movie as in 'We rob banks' from Bonnie and Clyde. 

Perhaps it just makes us laugh.

Whatever your reasons, enjoy the AFI's Top 100 Movie Quotes.

Quotation number ↓Quotation ↓Character ↓Actor ↓Film ↓Date ↓
1"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"Rhett ButlerClark GableGone with the Wind1939
2"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."Vito Corleone
Marlon BrandoThe Godfather1972
3"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."Terry MalloyMarlon BrandoOn the Waterfront1954
4"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."Dorothy GaleJudy GarlandThe Wizard of Oz1939
5"Here's looking at you, kid."Rick BlaineHumphrey BogartCasablanca1942
6"Go ahead, make my day."Harry Callahan


Clint EastwoodSudden Impact1983
7"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."Norma DesmondGloria SwansonSunset Boulevard1950
8"May the Force be with you."Han SoloHarrison FordStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope1977
9"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."Margo ChanningBette DavisAll About Eve1950
10"You talkin' to me?"Travis BickleRobert De NiroTaxi Driver1976
11"What we've got here is failure to communicate."CaptainStrother MartinCool Hand Luke1967
12"I love the smell of napalm in the morning!"Lt. Col. Bill KilgoreRobert DuvallApocalypse Now1979
13"Love means never having to say you're sorry."Jennifer Cavilleri BarrettAli MacGrawLove Story1970
14"The stuff that dreams are made of."Sam Spade
Humphrey BogartThe Maltese Falcon1941
15"E.T. phone home."E.T.Pat WelshE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982
16"They call me Mister Tibbs!"Virgil TibbsSidney PoitierIn the Heat of the Night1967
17"Rosebud."Charles Foster KaneOrson WellesCitizen Kane1941
18"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"Arthur "Cody" JarrettJames CagneyWhite Heat1949
19"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"Howard BealePeter FinchNetwork1976
20"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."Rick BlaineHumphrey BogartCasablanca1942
21"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."Hannibal Lecter

Anthony HopkinsThe Silence of the Lambs1991
22"Bond. James Bond."James BondSean Connery[8]Dr. No[1]1962
23"There's no place like home."Dorothy GaleJudy GarlandThe Wizard of Oz1939
24"I am big! It's the pictures that got small."Norma DesmondGloria SwansonSunset Boulevard1950
25"Show me the money!"Rod TidwellCuba Gooding, Jr.Jerry Maguire1996
26"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"Lady LouMae WestShe Done Him Wrong1933
27"I'm walking here! I'm walking here!""Ratso" Rizzo

Dustin HoffmanMidnight Cowboy1969
28"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"Ilsa LundIngrid BergmanCasablanca1942
29"You can't handle the truth!"Col. Nathan JessupJack NicholsonA Few Good Men1992
30"I want to be alone."GrusinskayaGreta GarboGrand Hotel1932
31"After all, tomorrow is another day!"Scarlett O'HaraVivien LeighGone with the Wind1939
32"Round up the usual suspects."Capt. Louis RenaultClaude RainsCasablanca1942
33"I'll have what she's having."CustomerEstelle ReinerWhen Harry Met Sally...1989
34"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."Marie "Slim" BrowningLauren BacallTo Have and Have Not1944
35"You're gonna need a bigger boat."Martin BrodyRoy ScheiderJaws1975
36"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!""Gold Hat"Alfonso BedoyaThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre1948
37"I'll be back."The TerminatorArnold SchwarzeneggerThe Terminator1984
38"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."Lou GehrigGary CooperThe Pride of the Yankees1942
39"If you build it, he will come."Shoeless Joe JacksonRay Liotta(voice)Field of Dreams1989
40"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."Forrest GumpTom HanksForrest Gump1994
41"We rob banks."Clyde BarrowWarren BeattyBonnie and Clyde1967
42"Plastics."Mr. MaguireWalter BrookeThe Graduate1967
43"We'll always have Paris."Rick BlaineHumphrey BogartCasablanca1942
44"I see dead people."Cole SearHaley Joel OsmentThe Sixth Sense1999
45"Stella! Hey, Stella!"Stanley KowalskiMarlon BrandoA Streetcar Named Desire1951
46"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."Charlotte Vale

Bette DavisNow, Voyager1942
47"Shane. Shane. Come back!"Joey StarrettBrandon De WildeShane1953
48"Well, nobody's perfect."Osgood Fielding IIIJoe E. BrownSome Like It Hot1959
49"It's alive! It's alive!"Henry FrankensteinColin CliveFrankenstein1931
50"Houston, we have a problem."Jim LovellTom HanksApollo 131995
51"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"Harry CallahanClint EastwoodDirty Harry1971
52"You had me at 'hello'."Dorothy BoydRenée ZellwegerJerry Maguire1996
53"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."Capt. Geoffrey T. SpauldingGroucho MarxAnimal Crackers1930
54"There's no crying in baseball!"Jimmy DuganTom HanksA League of Their Own1992
55"La-dee-da, la-dee-da."Annie HallDiane KeatonAnnie Hall1977
56"A boy's best friend is his mother."Norman BatesAnthony PerkinsPsycho1960
57"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."Gordon GekkoMichael DouglasWall Street1987
58"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."Michael CorleoneAl PacinoThe Godfather Part II1974
59"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."Scarlett O'HaraVivien LeighGone with the Wind1939
60"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"OliverOliver HardySons of the Desert1933
61"Say hello to my little friend!"Tony MontanaAl PacinoScarface1983
62"What a dump."Rosa MolineBette DavisBeyond the Forest1949
63"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"Benjamin BraddockDustin HoffmanThe Graduate1967
64"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the WAR Room!"President Merkin MuffleyPeter SellersDr. Strangelove1964
65"Elementary, my dear Watson."Sherlock HolmesBasil RathboneThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1939
66"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"George TaylorCharlton HestonPlanet of the Apes1968
67"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."Rick BlaineHumphrey BogartCasablanca1942
68"Here's Johnny!"Jack TorranceJack NicholsonThe Shining1980
69"They're here!"Carol Anne FreelingHeather O'RourkePoltergeist1982
70"Is it safe?"Dr. Christian SzellLaurence OlivierMarathon Man1976
71"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"Jakie Rabinowitz/Jack RobinAl JolsonThe Jazz Singer1927
72"No wire hangers, ever!"Joan CrawfordFaye DunawayMommie Dearest1981
73"Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"Cesare Enrico "Rico" BandelloEdward G. RobinsonLittle Caesar1930
74"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."DuffyJoe MantellChinatown1974
75"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."Blanche DuBoisVivien LeighA Streetcar Named Desire1951
76"Hasta la vista, baby."The TerminatorArnold SchwarzeneggerTerminator 2: Judgment Day1991
77"Soylent Green is people!"Det. Robert ThornCharlton HestonSoylent Green1973
78"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."Dave BowmanKeir Dullea2001: A Space Odyssey1968
79Striker: "Surely you can't be serious!" Rumack: "I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."Ted Striker and Dr. RumackRobert Haysand Leslie NielsenAirplane!1980
80"Yo, Adrian!"Rocky Balboa

Sylvester StalloneRocky1976
81"Hello gorgeous."Fanny BriceBarbra StreisandFunny Girl1968
82"Toga! Toga!"John "Bluto" BlutarskyJohn BelushiNational Lampoon's Animal House1978
83"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."Count DraculaBela LugosiDracula1931
84"Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."Carl DenhamRobert ArmstrongKing Kong1933
85"My precious."Gollum

Andy SerkisThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002
86"Attica! Attica!"Sonny WortzikAl PacinoDog Day Afternoon1975
87"Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!"Julian MarshWarner Baxter42nd Street1933
88"Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!"Ethel ThayerKatharine HepburnOn Golden Pond1981
89"Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper."Knute Rockne[29]Pat O'BrienKnute Rockne, All American1940
90"Shaken, not stirred."James BondSean Connery[8]Goldfinger[31]1964
91"Who's on First?"DexterBud AbbottThe Naughty Nineties1945
92"Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac…It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!"Carl SpacklerBill MurrayCaddyshack1980
93"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"Mame DennisRosalind RussellAuntie Mame1958
94"I feel the need—the need for speed!"Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Lt. Nick "Goose" BradshawTom Cruise andAnthony EdwardsTop Gun1986
95"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."John Keating

Robin WilliamsDead Poets Society1989
96"Snap out of it!"Loretta CastoriniCherMoonstruck1987
97"My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you."George M. CohanJames CagneyYankee Doodle Dandy1942
98"Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner."Johnny CastlePatrick SwayzeDirty Dancing1987
99"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!"Wicked Witch of the WestMargaret HamiltonThe Wizard of Oz1939
100"I'm the king of the world!"Jack DawsonLeonardo DiCaprioTitanic1997