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Another Planet Earth video, this time with one of my favourite moments from the show, the cave-jumpers.

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Planet Earth: The Great Plains is on tonight on BBC1 at 9pm.

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I've finally beaten the 200lbs mark. It took me weeks but I'm now weighing in at around 197lbs (about 14stone). There are two really good bonuses to this: firstly, it looks like I've lost the weight. I'm looking sexilicious if I must say so myself. Secondly, around 60% of my clothes are now too big for me (I look like a clown in my favourite jeans). Which means I will have to buy new clothes that I actually like instead of clothes that I buy just because they fit me. Nevermind...I'm sure I'll cope.

I suspect it's down to joining the gym. I've to be careful that I don't do too much weight training because although I want to tone up, I don't want to put on a huge amount of muscle weight. Anyway, i can kind of relax because at this rate, I just need to lose one pound a week in order to comfortably reach my ideal weight by January 1st 2007.

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An interesting article from PinkNews.co.uk

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Endless visions fill my head – this man – as large as life
And instantly my heart mourns for his angels and his wife
Because the way I see Steve Irwin – just put everything aside
It comes back to his family – it comes back to his pride
His animals inclusive – Crikey – light the place with love!
Shine his star with everything he fought to rise above
The crazy-man of Khaki from the day he left the pouch
Living out his dream and in that classic ‘Stevo’ crouch
Exploding forth with character and redefining cheek
It’s one thing to be honoured as a champion unique
It’s one thing to have microphones and spotlight cameras shoved
It’s another to be taken in and genuinely loved
But that was where he had it right – I guess he always knew
From his fathers’ modest reptile park and then Australia Zoo
We cringed at times and shook our heads – but true to natures call
There was something very Irwin in the make up of us all
Yes the more I care to think of it – the more he had it right
If you’re going to make a difference – make it big and make it bright!
Yes - he was a lunatic! Yes - he went head first!
But he made the world feel happy with his energetic burst
A world so large and loyal that it’s hard to comprehend
I doubt we truly count the warmth until life meets an end
To count it now I say a prayer with words of inspiration
May the spotlight shine forever on his dream for conservation
…My daughter broke the news to me – my six year old in tears
It was like she’d just turned old enough to show her honest fears
I tried to make some sense of it but whilst her Dad was trying
His little girl explained it best…she said "The crocodiles are crying"
Their best mate’s up in heaven now – the crocs up there are smiling!
And as sure as flowers, poems and cards and memories are piling
As sure as we’ll continue with the trademarks of his spiel
Of all the tributes worthy – he was rough…but he was real
As sure as ‘Crikey!’ fills the sky
I think we’ll miss ya Steve…goodbye

RUPERT McCALL 2006

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Another Dis-Orientations review - Rogues and VagabondsCollapse )

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TimeOut London reviewCollapse )

I agree with most of it.

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I'm devastated. Steve Irwin was responsible for really igniting my interest in the natural world. His programs were always entertaining. I will miss him.



Legend.

RIP

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My Test The Nation IQ test result:

IQ: 138

Observation A: 6/9
Understanding: 8/9
Logic: 10/14
Puzzle Solving: 11/14
Perception 15/15
Observation B: 8/9

That puts me in the top 2% in the country, apparently.

Mood: amused amused

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Meat at the Kerrang! Awards. Kanye, eat your gold teeth out.



Meat and The Neverland Express rehearsing for the forthcoming tour



I'm getting more excited about Bat III every day. And now he has mentioned that he's doing a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall on October 16th where he'll be playing tracks from all three Bat albums. The modesty and uncertainty is killing me. I'm paranoid I'm not going to get a ticket!

Mood: excited excited

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I saw a good film last night. The Island. Well, ok, I admit, it was only good because Scarlett Johannsen is in it. She wasn't voted the world's sexiest woman for no reason. Actually I really liked the idea the film presented - a view of the future where people can pay for pure-bred clones of themselves to be created and kept in a totally controlled, contained and neutral environment, so that if anything were to happen to them, their clones can be used for body parts and organs... or to give birth to a child. This horrible truth is discovered by two miraculous escapees, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johannsen. It is kind of an Adam and Eve re-born and re-lived futuristic tale. I just didn't like the way it was presented. It is more of an action film... a good action film.... but not the psychological and humanitarian triumph it could so easily have been. Worth watching though.



Just for the two leading cast members...argh...

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I've been reading a bit about Burma this weekend. It's yet another country that has conveniently gone ignored for so long and will go on being ignored until the West's next fifty years of oil is secured. And then they'll get out a map and look towards the East and notice Burma and its neighbours (Laos, Cambodia etc) and they'll rob them of their reserves of oil, the last on the planet.

Burma is a stunningly beautiful country, when you overlook the amazingly dilapidated slums. It's a big exporter of precious gems - rubies, emeralds, diamonds. But it's run by a load of cowboys and outlaws who call themselves generals and opress every element of the Burmese people's lives. They spend less per head on health care than any other country on the planet. The leader of Burma's democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been under house arrest for over a decade. Even though she is the democratically-elected leader. And all Kofi Annan does is ask the generals to be nice and set her free. Burma is where Orwell found the inspiration behind Nineteen Eighty-Four.

There are other things that are bothering me but I am too tired to write about them.

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“If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.”

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A rightful winner:

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Thank fuck for that. It happened about 9 weeks too late, but Ashtray is finally put out of her misery.



Pete to win.

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It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Meat Loaf featuring Marion Raven
From Bat III: The Monster Is Loose



I think Meat looks awesome in this video... a true legend.
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One of the most vibrant experiences of my life so far.









See more - LARGE pictures behind the cutCollapse )More to come when I've developed my films.

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Check out the new release from Meat Loaf's new album, Bat III: The Monster Is Loose, below - I'd love to hear what you think!

Meat Loaf and Marion Raven duet on It's All Coming Back To Me Now

(It's a fairly large file because it is such good quality, but it's worth it, I think.)



Hmm, how sexy does Meat look there?! I have to say I hate the song, but I love the way it's sung. Meat has still got it.
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If, like me, you are speechless at the lack of active dismay shown by Tony Blair and our apathetic Government over the crisis in the Middle East, I urge you to sign the Stop The War Coalition petition, which will be handed to Tony Blair tomorrow evening.

Just click the link and add your name.

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/lebanon/sign.php

I really can't believe that the rest of the world is watching in silence as Israel systematically destroys another country that is incapable of defending itself. Am I missing something here? Why aren't we SCREAMING for it to STOP?! That's why I added my name to the list.

Re-post this and try to get as many of your friends to sign.

Bxx

PS: Anyone want to come on the protest tomorrow?

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Doesn't Lost In Translation just make you want to go to Tokyo, right now? I love that film - it creates a similar kind of feeling to the one that Dis-Orientations creates, I think. And Scarlett Johansson is just beautiful. What a wonderful name, as well.

I'm glad FilmFour is now free. I'm going to watch another film on there now... something with Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley in it - I forgot what it's called.

Mood: okay okay

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Billy's Past Lives


V V V
921 BC: A farmer
632 AD: An architect
1969 AD: A transsexual prostitute
'What were you in your past lives?' at QuizGalaxy.com
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Mood: lethargic Not Surprised

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I was going to write an entry on the 5th of June, a letter to anyone who survived or lived after the end of the world. But obviously I don't care enough about it.

Actually, I've been wondering... would the Internet survive if the world ended? I mean, if when Mankind destroys itself, will the next dominant life form discover and recover the Internet? Surely, if certain electronic equipment survived, it could be? Could visitors from another world recover the Internet upon their arrival after our Armageddon, and use it to find out everything about us? It's amazing how different my generation is to the previous one, because of one immensely powerful invention.

Well in fact I have spent the last four days at the ICA, which is on The Mall here in London. I've been helping out with Chance Ensemble's The Accidental Festival, a project we have all had to work on over the last term. I have detested it from day one, but the instinctive behaviour of a theatre technician that was instilled in me during my time at Forest came into my being and I ended up contributing significantly to the production week. The venue is a bit of a weird one. Very bohemian, but in an excessively over-priced way and the audience is very exclusive. It's poorly run as well, which meant that when the theatre was invaded by students on Monday, it became clear nobody knew why we were there and indeed that nobdoy wanted us there. The actual festival was the result of a dire clash of miscommunication and naivity, the process of which I chose to disengage from. That meant I could have a laugh this week. But it also means I will have to bullshit thoroughly in my end of term assessment.

Funnily enough, last night I took a walk up to Buckingham Palace as the first show got underway and I found myself with nothing to do. I joked to a friend that we would be going to see the Queen. As we got there, a Roller pulled out of the front gates and a whole bunch of tourists' camera flashes went off. Would you believe it - the Queen and Prince Phillip whizzed past me, just a couple of metres away, and down The Mall. It was a complete accident and chance occurrence, and the first time I've seen the Queen in real life.

Part of the reason I am still content, however, is that from now on my life should feel a little more enjoyable. The director of Dis-Orientations has asked me to work on the next stage of the project, which consists of him taking it to the Riverside Studios professionally. I'll be on placement with him, working with video and projection. That's great because my third year is going to be based on an exploration of the use of video and technology in live performance. I can't be any more precise than that at the moment, and I wish people (tutors) would stop asking me to be. How can one explore the possibilities when one already has a single argument in mind? Well anyway, my third and final year will be exciting. Frightening in terms of the amount of focus I have to give, but stimulating in that it could end up paying off quite spectacularly. I'm in the running for a placement with Complicité too. And I might do a video/performance installation using some Pinter for a text. I'd love to have some huge projections somewhere public, showing the faces and emitting the dialogue of his anti-governmental sketches. They're installing a wireless network at Central next year, so I can try out some of those things I've mentioned before about using the Internet in performance. I've also got a temporary job at Forest during July which will give me £600 to help get through the summer. And now I'm living on my own, which means a whole series of things, but mostly that I shouldn't be ill as much as I have been over the two years (during which I have been ill/under-the-weather more times that in my entire life beforehand).

I feel knackered and my healthiness seems to have gone awol. They are probably a factor of each other. But now the sun is out and the temperature is more supportive of my determination to get some exercise. Although, Big Brother is still capturing most of my attention. Pete to win, naturally. I say naturally because it is always, without failure, the housemate who bitches/schemes the least that wins.

Ooooo yea - Meat Loaf news. He is releasing Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster is Loose on October 31st. You can listen to the brilliant track that has been leaked, The Monster is Loose, on my Myspace profile.

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And here's the shocker: I sent a message to Meat himself, suggesting a duet between him and Amy Lee. He replied, saying that Amy Lee was his first choice for a duet on Bat III, but because Evanescence's new album comes out a few weeks before Meat's, her record company said no. Excuse me while I go and cry into my pillow forever.

Mood: content Footbally

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I fucking hate champagne. Give me a vintage bottle of Mountain Dew instead and I'll savour every drop.

Hip, Hip, hooray!

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Arsenal were triumphant for 76 minutes. And then it ended.



So many reasons why I feel so bad about this.

But Arsenal are still the second best team in Europe. Better than fucking Chelsea.

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COME ON YOU REDS!!

*Prays*

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Current Weight 213lbs - the borderline between OBESE and OVERWEIGHT! (That's based on my height).

Thanks for the inspiration, Hip!

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You are very successful in life and are always planning for the future. You are probably already in a committed relationship and enjoy the intimacy that comes with your lovemaking.
You are direct with your lover about what you like and you like it when they are direct with you. You have excellent sex, because you make sure that it’s a custom fit for yourself.
Sex matches: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio

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Dimbelby interview with Nick Griffin, Leader of the BNP.

Excellent comic value.

Mood: angry angry

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I'm living in the only place in the country where the second party on the council is the British National Party. Hardly surprising when the only campaign material propaganda I got through the door was that of the BNP's. And the choice on my ballot paper was: three Labour, two BNP, one UKIP and one Green. No prizes for guessing who got my vote. HINT: It wasn't the BNP or Labour. I did a second, tactical vote for UKIP as well. But really, for anyone who wanted to avoid voting for Labour or the BNP, it was a no win situation. Anyone with common sense would have voted for the Independent or made a concessionary vote for Labour. And anyone who is easily swayed and partial to shock tactics and face-value spectacle would have voted BNP.

However, you have to bare in mind that Barking&Dagenham is predominantly white working/middle class, and they all live on one of the biggest and most uniform housing estates in Europe. Epping saw the BNP gain some seats as well. Epping and B&D are both Essex, but very different places - they are two different ends of the same stick. That stick has one main characteristic: the constituents are mostly white middle class who are torn between their Essex values and the changing faces of East London. It has been very easy for the BNP to play on and manipulate this element of disorientation. They won't have such an easy time in other places.

And this Labour cabinet reshuffle is very amusing. Desperate measures indeed...

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Haven't done one of these for a few weeks. I lost the plot over Easter... but at least I didn't gain any weight. I've been stricter since Monday and it feels like my weightloss has caught up! Also, I'm gaining muscle at the same time. Best of all, I'm over half way to my long term goal of 185lbs! Bring it on!

Mood: energetic Hayfeverish

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http://www.stillfree.com/

(Watch Mark Ecko tag Air Force One).
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How fucking delicious do these new Denny's specials look?!

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The Supreme Bowls look mighty fine to me... I wish I could go to a Denny's right this minute!

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