Harry frowned, and scratched at his beard. He was a wizard, after all, so it stood to reason that he had a beard. Wizards had beards. Long white flowing ones, usually. It showed their age, maturity, and general wizardly-ness. Otherwise they wouldn't really be wizards, they'd just be some kind of teenage wannabe wizards, gazing at the world through a witless and pre-pubescent haze, stumbling through misadventures and accidentally overcoming villains and plots. And that wouldn't be interesting at all.Read more
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A few difficulties with seating were soon rectified and all was going well, until dinner began. Admittedly, with hindsight, we would not recommend "Captain Fun's Whizz-bang dynamite cracker assortment" around large, easily startled mammals with a tendency to stampede. Uncle Roger was eventually coaxed down from the cherry tree but remains nervous to this day.Read more
I am not Optimus Prime, the leader of the heroic Autobots. I cannot transform myself into an inconspicous red and blue semi truck cab, nor do I cause surprise and alarm when I walk down the street, crushing paving slabs beneath my giantic robotic feet.Read more
Matthew Broderick hosts this eclectic cooking show, in which members of the public take turns to host a dinner party to see who can cook the best meal. Broderick ends the show each week with the phrase "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and cook around once in a while, you could miss it."Read more
[LUKE SKYWALKER clings precariously to a mechanical vane high in Cloud City's main airshaft. DARTH VADER stands triumphant on a nearby catwalk]
- Obi-wan never told you what happened to your father.
- He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
- Really? Hmm.
I recently saw a list of movies that would have their plot dramatically altered by the addition of a single letter to their title. It was amusing. But there were only a few of them, so I thought of a few more (with thanks to Rich, Pete and Vicki).
Man off Steel - a documentary following a metalworker forced to retire from his profession due to a crippling allergy to his workplace.
Sink City - a drama about the troubles of a bathroom salesman working in a rough urban area.
S'Up - an ageing balloon salesman must come to terms with the growing youth culture in his neighbourhood.Read more