Thursday, 26 April 2007

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Man cuts cock off in restaurant

A man ran into the Zizzi restaurant on The Strand and cut off his cock with a kitchen knife. Police arrived and restrained him with tear gas.

"The man was then taken to hospital in south London where his condition is stable. It is understood surgeons were unable to reattach his penis."

Did he know that zizi is French slang for penis?


Sunday, 22 April 2007

Film Review: Curse Of The Golden Flower

In case you’d ever wondered what Hero, House of Flying Daggers or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon would be like without the amazing wirework fight scenes, Curse of the Golden Flower gives you the answer: they would all be rubbish.

Typically for a film directed by Zhang Yimou, the plot is preposterous. Emperor Ping (Chun Yun Fat) is slowly poisoning his consort, Empress Phoenix (played magnificently by Gong Li) because she has been shacking up with her stepson, Crown Prince Wan, who, in turn, is about to elope with the imperial doctor’s daughter. Meanwhile, the Emperor’s two other sons are both indulged in coups and putsches. Yes, it’s the Tang Dynasty version of, well, Dynasty.

But I’d forgive the shitty plot and the disgustingly gaudy sets and costumes if there was just one decent fight scene in the entire movie. Sadly, there isn’t. In fact, aside from multiple slow-mo shots of cups of tea being thrown through the air, and one brief swordfight between the Emperor and pussy mummy’s boy Prince Jai, there is no action to speak of in the entire first hour. My hopes were resurrected by the introduction of the Emperor’s ninja wraiths, but even they do nothing good besides shriek a bit before they get offed.

The plot about incest, revenge and suicide is transparent, and there are far better movies to watch if you want to see loads of Chinese dudes wailing on each other. In fact, the only reason to see this slow, pointless and not faintly ridiculous movie is for Gong Li’s exceptionally impressive cleavage.

Friday, 20 April 2007

Dog pull toys by Yoshitomo Nara

These Yoshitomo Nara dog pull toys are bad ass.


Friday, 13 April 2007

Opus Fae

"Opus Fae seeks to help people to develop their personal spiritual life and Fairyological well-being."

If you want to learn more about Fairyology, click here (PNSFW)

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Flickr user King Power Cinema has posted scans from a 1929 Johnson Smith catalogue.

How pleased we should be that times have changed.


Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Boro safe? - What Do You Think?

Despite the win over Watford, Red Eye's panel offer more slurs on Dong Gook Lee, Yakubu and Rochemback.


Monday, 2 April 2007

McClaren under fire - What Do You Think?

The spotlight falls back on former manager Steve McClaren this week.

The poor man is painfully out of his depth.