Friday, September 30, 2011

So bad it's ...good?

What do you get when you combine
the agility of gymnastics
and the awesome power of karate?
You get GYMKATA!!!
I watched this movie the other day
and honestly it is perhaps the worst film
I have ever seen.
The plot, script, acting, sets & costumes are all terrible.
But that's what makes it so great.
I really enjoyed it.
It is bad but in a good way,
you know good-bad.
If it was just a little bit bad it would just be boring,
but because it is SO bad, it's funny.



You can watch the whole movie on Youtube
Just follow the link below
GYMKATA part 1

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Too much pun

Do you get it?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sleepy meerkats are sleepy

I watched the first few episodes of the
BBC documentary series "LIFE" over the weekend.
My favorite part was the sleepy meerkats.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What's the diff?

You may have heard the words typhoon,
cyclone and hurricane used to refer to bad storms.
So what's the difference?
Well first of all they are all cyclones,
typhoon and hurricane are simply local terms
used to refer to cyclones that originate in Asia and the Americas.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Arrr!

In the spirit of "international talk like a pirate day"
here is a list of good "pirate" themed movies.
(Not including "Pirates of the Caribbean")

#5 Hook
Peter Pan has grown up
and returns to never land to fight his old foe.
Not your traditional Peter Pan story but good fun.

#4 Master & Commander
I hate Russel Crow but I love this time period.
Iron men in wooden ships fight for control of the new world.
More swashbuckler than pirate I suppose.

#3 Muppet Treasure Island
As the name says it's "Treasure Island" Muppets style,
and the Muppets movies are always hilarious.

#2 The Princess Bride
Not really a "Pirate" movie I guess,
but the main character is "The Dread Pirate Roberts"
so I can put it on the list.
One of my favorite movies when I was a kid.
"My name is Inigo Montoya,
you killed my father,
prepare to die."


#1 The Goonies
No pirates in this movie, but a lot of pirate treasure.
Watched it again recently,
didn't remember it had so much swearing in it.
Kids movies were not so uptight in the 80's.

:Phil

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Storm the walls!

How well do you know your castles?
Can anyone tell me where this is?



Friday, September 16, 2011

Murder Mystery Riddle

For all you wannabe detectives out there, here are a few murder mysteries for ya!

1. A man was shot in his car. All of the doors were locked and all the windows were up. There were no bullets holes in the car and there were no scratches or dents in the car. How was the man murdered?


2. A man was found murdered one Sunday morning.

His wife immediately called the police.

The police questioned the wife and staff and was given these alibis:

The Wife said she was in bed reading a book.
The Cook claimed she was cooking breakfast.
The Gardener claimed he was planting seeds.
The Maid claimed she was getting the mail.
The Butler claimed he was polishing the silver.

The police instantly arrested the murdered. Who did it and how did they know?

(Hint: This murder happened in America.)


3. A man hung himself in a room with nothing in it. There was only the rope that he used to hang himself with and a puddle of water below him. How did he hang himself?



1. The car was a convertible.

2. The maid because there's no mail on Sunday.

3. He used a block of ice and as time passed the ice melted away, and he was able to hang himself.


Tell me why...














I have a question for you. Why do people on the train hate the folding seats so much? Do you know what I mean? The folding seats next to the doors on JR. Every time the train stops people sitting in the folding seats look around to see if the regular seats are free, and if so jump up and move. I don't understand why. What is the difference? Am I missing something? I really can't work it out. It doesn't seem to matter what time it is, whether the train is busy or not etc. I guess it doesn't really matter, if they want to move OK, but why stand up and move when you are already sitting down?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oopsy daisy

Can you fix these mistakes?

"If I would have known about the party, I would have gone to it."

"He don’t care about me anymore."

"When we go to the party on Saturday, let’s bring a bottle of wine."

Sign at the checkout of a supermarket: “Ten items or less”.

"I never would of thought that he’d behave like that."

"I'm not speaking to nobody in this class."

"He has took the train."

"I should have went to school yesterday."

"Its going to be sunny tomorrow."

"What’s that? I can’t remember it’s name."


Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Well summer is over
(although it still feels like summer outside today)
Here is an interesting list of
summer theme words and their origins.

Top 10 summer words

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Riddle!

I guess the riddle was a little too easy so here is something a bit more difficult.

A man was locked in a room with only a bed, a calendar, and a piano. How did he drink, how did he eat, and how did he get out? Another man was locked in a room with only a mirror and a table. How did he get out? A third man was locked in an empty room. How did he escape?

So there are a total of 3 answers for this one. Good luck!



The first man drank from the springs of the bed, ate the dates off the calendar and played the piano until he found the right key, which he used to unlock the door.

The second man looked in the mirror to see what he saw. Then he took the saw and cut the table in half. Next, he put the two halves together to make a whole. Finally, he crawled out through the hole.

The third man broke out with the measles.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I ate dessert in the desert....

Does English confuse you sometimes?
Yeah me too...
Click this link
TOP 10 COMMONLY
CONFUSED ENGLISH WORDS

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My private pool

Yesterday I went to Nishigawara pool. I know, I know, it was cloudy and even a little rainy (however once you`re in the water that doesn`t really matter right?!) but I really wanted to enjoy one last summer pool because they will close the pool next week. So it was my last chance!
As I happily got to the pool I realized I was the only one there! The staff kind of looked at me like I was a weirdo probably thinking "What`s that gaijin doing here?! No one came because of the bad weather..."
It was kind of embarrassing but after a few minutes I just jumped into the pool and enjoyed my private pool for fours hours, hehehehehe!!! Loved it!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

This looks SO bad.
I am embarrassed to be Australian.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Riddle me this,


What comes once in a minute,
twice in a moment,
but never in a thousand years?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

THUNDERCATS HOOOOOOO!!!


I am very happy because the Japanese animation
company Studio 4°c has made a new series
of one of my favorite childhood cartoons.
THUNDERCATS was very popular when I was a kid,
but the original series now seems very cheesy.
The new series however looks great
and is a bit darker & more serious.
I enjoy watching it while I eat breakfast.
(just like when I was a kid)
What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
:Phil