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I met Ross Noble after his show in Wolverhampton this year. He stayed and chatted with a few of us.

Also, astrologist Russell Grant (not to be confused with Russell Brand) came into my place of work (GAME) asking for a copy of his own game on the DS. What a tool!


My first tattoo. Two whole Internets to whoever gets the reference
A relation of mine once gave me £20 and a cup of coffee for fixing her printer. Turns out she just needed to change her page settings from "portrait" to "landscape". I spent the rest of the evening playing Quake 3: Arena
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Charisma: 5
Talent: 8
Appearance: 5
Leadership: 3

TOTAL: 35
I've applied for what must be nearly 50 jobs in the past 3 or 4 months. Only a couple have got back to me. With rejections. Not even an interview as of yet.

I work at the moment but only part time and they can't offer me a bigger contract so I'm on a pittance.
I'm after a new acoutsic. Probably this:


Freshman 12-string
Just 4 hours of work to endure then I'm off!
Quote by Ripping Corpse
I'm going for the friday

Sodom and Carcass


PLUS ONE for Carcass
Me and my mate are going. We'll be there late tomorrow evening. My first Bloodstock. Awesome
i realise that its important and i'll be screwed


Just keep repeating this over and over and over again.
I've just installed Lazarus because of this thread. I have a feeling - what with me filling in a lot of online job application forms lately - that it's going to come in very handy.

Current ones I'm using (most of them are just convenient rather than actually useful):

Twitterfox (updates Twitter messages)
AdBlock (How the hell did we ever survive without this?!)
Googlemail manager
Weather Watcher Live
IMTranslator (highlight any text and activate IMTranslator and it converts the text into any other language)
Download Statusbar.
Quote by will123456789
He's pretty awesome.. reminds me of Charlie Brooker, for you brits who no who that is.. 'cept he does this sort of thing for tv shows, not video games.


It's funny you should mention that because both Charlie Brooker and Yahtzee worked for PC Gamer (not at the same time I don't think)
I love ZP. I'd give a lot to be able to get paid to do what he does.
I have actually found that I can come up with my best stuff when I listen to my amp through headphones. I don't know, something about the sound being directed straight into my ears makes it seem, sort of, "official". Like it's an actual song.
Quote by MercyfulFate505
Don't write it from begining to end, write all your ideas down seperately then piece them together as a rough draft.


This is what I'm trying to do. But at the moment I just feel like I've got scenes all over the place with no links or continuities between them.
Quote by batman187
You should do a lot of drugs and write a story while high.


Kind of like what the beat writers were doing in the '50s. Not to mention Hunter S. Thompson
I don't know what kind of writer you are or how long you've been doing it but my advice (I have yet to write a novel but am working on it, so I'm no expert ) is to get the basic idea in your head and perhaps write out the plot. My biggest problem is working out endings so I'm getting myself into the habit of making sure I have an idea of where I want the story to go/end before I start writing.

If you can, switch off your inner editor. This is the voice in your head that tells you to stop what you're writing and go over your work. By doing this you stop your progress and you end up editing your work. Just write it from start to finish. You can always edit afterwards. This is actually why I think a lot of writers drink so much.
Are you using the same brand of batteries each time? If so it could be just the controller isn't responding to that particular brand. I had a similar problem a while ago where I bought several packs of cheap batteries and not one of them worked.

Try stronger batteries (Duracell for example) or perhaps invest in a Plug 'n' Play charge kit.
I work in GAME (not as awesome as it may sound but the people I work with are really cool). Only part time and the rest of my time is spent reading, playing games, being on here and other web sites, writing and drinking beer. Oh and sex/masturbation.

My dream job is to be a writer.
I just remembered that a mate of mine is going to Korea in a couple of months to teach English. Does that mean he will technically be in the safest place in the world?
Me and my girlfriend were going to rent this the other night. We were torn between this and The Changeling. We chose the latter.
Quote by FoghornLeghorn

Juno - extremely boring in my opinion. There is nothing cute about it either. I can't stand the positive light shined on teenage pregnancy either, just like they did with HIV/AIDS in the 90s. It's not something to be happy about.


Although I can see why someone would think that I can't say I agree with you. Okay it's a comedy and it is essentially about teenage pregnancy. But I also think it's more about how a teenager becoming pregnant can handle it in a mature and dignified way. By not aborting the fetus (an issue that could be dealt with in a similar sort of film) and by allowing a childless couple to adopt her baby (which Juno is unable to look after herself) it shows a sense of decency on the part of Juno. So it doesn't necessarily show teenage pregnancy in a positive light, more it shows that people can make mistakes and still ammend for them.

</FILM STUDENT>
Usually some MetallicA like Master of Puppets or Nothing Else Matters.
Quote by cdh473
Quite normal.

My sig.Normal?


I suppose normal for UG.

Drinking (but not getting drunk) nearly everyday of the week.
Infinite images of real women at your disposal and you ogle drawings...

For shame...
Finished an article I was writing for this magazine whilst having some beers. Played Dead Rising for a bit. Became frustrated at it. Watched Family Guy in bed while having a beer
Began sorting my room out ready for moving out tomorrow night whilst watching American Dad. Had some beers. Had sex. Had some more beer. Played Left4Dead for a bit. Fell asleep watching Men Behaving Badly.

AwesomeCakes.
I don't know any of those. Ones I would consider sort of e-pseudo-celebrities are Cory "Mr Safety" Williams from SMP Films and Brandon Hardesty of ArtieTSMITW.
What about Charles Darwin? Unless he's not someone you would like to meet of course
I did mine 9 years ago. Got a C so it mustn't gave been that bad.
Quote by Karvid
I live in England (I'm not British, though) and I just watched the Fresh Prince of Bel Air today. It's on every day so I watch it pretty often.


I think in all probablity I just don't undertand a lot of TV shows. I'm not a big fan of television. Perhaps this was the wrong forum for me to discuss in
Quote by Karvid
Because even over a decade after it ended, people watch it and talk about it all the time.

Monty Python influenced British comedy, not American, which is why it hasn't been mentioned.


I'm starting to understand. Maybe it's just because we're not as exposed to it over here.
Quote by Grindar
I'll aspire to tell you tales of how the Fresh Prince became such a well known figure.

Mainly:

"Hey baby, I noticed you noticing me; so, I just want to put you on notice that I noticed you too."

"I think I've seen your picture somewhere before. Oh yeah, that's right. It was in the dictionary next to 'KABLAM!'"

Yeah, you should watch every episode ever, now.


I used to watch it on the odd occasion. I'm just struggling to see how it cropped up so often in a thread dedicated to to "most influential TV programs"

Has no one mentioned Monty Python yet??
Paperboy. Yep. I idealised that whole image...
Quote by Karvid
Yeah. I especially hated it when I communicated with some people more online than I did in real life. That's when I decided to delete it.


Probably wise. I would delete them but they do serve a purpose. (i.e I'm an addict )
Quote by Grindar


Sorry...


Aww I feelbad now for my pithy comment. Come, join me for a beer

Quote by Grindar
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I liked to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys
Who were up to no good
Startin making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I can say this cab is rare
But I thought 'Now forget it' - 'Yo homes to Bel Air'

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air


This helps me not good sir.
Quote by Karvid
Because I wanted to show everybody how awesome I am by going against the norm.

Seriously, though, I used to have a Facebook. It took up too much of my time and wasn't productive at all so I deleted my account. There definitely are uses for it for some people, but I didn't see the point (I have no friends ).


Facebook certainley has its uses but I despise the whole "spy" factor about it. Social networking sites are grand on the surface but they shouldn't be a substitute for real life.
as a curious Limey I'm interested to hear how Fresh Prince of Bel Air was an influential show.

I am asking this non-sarcatically.