Friday, 18 August 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18-8-2017

Dear god, two attacks … !

I don’t know if you’ve been watching the news?

But Spain has seen two — not one, two — terrorist attacks.

One in Barcelona, the other in Cambrils: by apparently Jihadist inspired attackers, driving vans at crowds.

I hope the fatalities are at a minimum: although I know thirteen are dead as a result of the Barcalona attack.

And, apparently?

Five of the attackers have been killed in Cambrils.

Though I hope as many of them are caught alive, as possible.

I think the victims, and their families, would appreciate hearing their excuse.


Something else I noticed in the news?

Was the situation in Charlottesville in the US: where the recent far-right marches left a left wing counter-protestor, dead.

It led to several executives leaving the business councils organised by President Trump: in response his bad handling of the situation.

I’m an Apple fan: one very aware that the company usually doesn’t get itself involved with politics: NOR make public statements about it.

So I’m VERY aware I was surprised that the company’s executive, Tim Cook has announced he feel’s US far right And Neo-Naziism is not a good thing: and that he’s authorised substantial company donations, to a pair of prominent Civil Rights groups, as a result.

Wonders will never start … 


The fact that, in all this?

The fact that, in all this, I managed to catch Ben Wheatley’s very watchable Free Fire, last night?

Is almost incident.

I will say this about it: it’s a lot more watchable than Ghost in the Shell.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Free Fire: That’ll Do … !

17th August, 2017

Oh, now: that’s annoying!

One of my neighbours likes a joint or two.

Which I don’t usually complain too much about: as she seems to have stopped using, over the past few months.

But, on Tuesday, and tonight?   When I had my windows open, to catch some air?

In came the familiar and unwelcome smell of cannabis.

Not something I want, when I’m watching a movie, I know that.

The upside to tonight’s situation?

Was that …
  • I could at least send an email to my housing officer …
  • The movie I saw, the Ben Wheatley directed Free Fire, was entertaining … !

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-8-2017: U C These Ds?

Blimey, HBO’s having issues … 

Just in case you didn’t know … ?

HBO is the TV company that airs the incredibly successful series, Game of Thrones.

Not only have they recently been had issues — having several scripts, and episodes, posted anywhere that’ll have them — but they’ve ALSO had next week’s sixth episode posted online.

By someone at HBO, itself.

By mistake.

It never rains, when it can pour … 


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-8-2017: Strike A Pose

I have to admit, I’m back to work, today.

I’m looking forward to it, frankly.

But … ?

I’m also very aware that I stayed in, last night: watching a movie.

Ghost in the Shell, so you know.

Hmmm … 

It’s got to be said, it’s a great looking thing.

I’m not convinced it’s a good film, though.

It’s  a bit of a mess, frankly.


Ghost in the Shell: Hmmm … 

15th August, 2017

You know, I HAVE to confess to having had the night off, tonight.

You’d possibly worked that out, hadn’t you?

After all, I’ve only been complaining about the way my work hours go up and down like a yoyo, for some time.

This week?   Sees me on very short hours: but next week, sees them going back up.

Leaving me with little money, later … 

But plenty of time, now.

Unoccupied time.

Time I can watch a a TV show: although I’ve caught a few of them.

Or maybe go out.   Not enough cash, frankly.

Or … ?

Rent a film: something I’ve been meaning to do for a while.

I’ve a few films sitting on an extra hard drive on my MacPro, waiting to be watched.

But fancied something new.

It didn’t take long to find something I fancied see: mostly because of the whitewashing argument about the film.

Was it worth it, though … ?

Hmmm …