Dirty Dancing

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Eye Candy, fun

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Loving this parody of a scene from Dirty Dancing featuring Channing Tatum and Charlyne Yi. Yi is clearly no actress, but Tatum’s cheesy interpretation of Johnny Castle is totally adorable. Who hasn’t ‘balanced on sh*t’ at one time or another?

Ripped or Ript?

Friday, July 10th, 2009 | Posted in design

Ript is the male equivalent of control pants; an undershirt that sculpts a flabby male torso into a more appealing shape.


Their website is quite slick, dynamic and sexy, but it’s missing the most obvious thing: before and after photos. That’s a flickr group I’d love to check out.


Hungry Eyes

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 | Posted in fun

There’s no doubt that Kirsten Stewart is a gorgeous young woman, but there’s definitely something of the night about her too. It’s kind of funny that she’s playing the mortal next to a pack of vampires as she looks more bloodthirsty than the rest of them put together.

Maybe she’s just perpetually hungry; a Hollywood diet would do that to anyone.

The other day I was watching Jumper and recognised her in a brief scene near the end when Anakin Skywalker found his mother. She was skulking around the place for no particular reason, and gave him this wolfish look like she wanted to make a bracelet with his fingertips.

Anyway, talking about dangerous damsels and feckless villains, I had to laugh at this video of Buffy vs Edward Cullen. Could there be any doubt over who would win that battle? Never mind Buffy, Angel would make mincemeal of that glittery softie for embarrassing the entire vampire race.

Nicked from Nick

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 | Posted in my life

50 Things about Me (taken from Nicholas’ blog)

I’m not tagging anyone else to do this, but feel free to use it if you want.

1, What color is your toothbrush?

2, Name one person who made you smile today?
Firmin – the main character in the book I’m reading

3, What were you doing at 8 am today?

4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Watching an old episode of Las Vegas

5, What is your favorite candy bar?
Cadbury Time Out (at the moment)

6, Have you ever been to a strip club?

7, What is the last thing you said aloud?
“What’s most important or most urgent.” – defining the word ‘priority’ for my dad.

8, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

9, What was the last thing you had to drink?
Orange Juice

10, Do you like your wallet?
Yep, it’s an old denim mini filofax.

11, What was the last thing you ate?
Toasted hard dough bread with cheese

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

13, The last sporting event you watched?
A couple of weeks ago, my brother’s footie team, Liverpool were playing some other team and won 5-1 or 5-0 or something like that.

14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
Butterkist Toffee

15, Who is the last person you sent a text message too?
An ex-work colleague

16, Ever go camping?

17, Do you take vitamins daily?

18, Do you go to church every Sunday?

19, Do you have a tan?
Yes and no…

20, Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
Of course

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Sometimes, when it’s offered.

22, What did your last text message say?
“Poor you – another late finish! I’m back at work today – trying to give myself next week off. Not sure when I’m going to finish tonight, but I’ve been here since 9 and I’m flagging already. I should still be able to meet with you next week if you like but I can’t remember what we agreed on. Keep the faith.”

23, What are you doing tomorrow?
I might go to the gym

25, Look to your left, what do you see?
Bookcase with books and dvds

26. What color is your watch?
Rose gold and silver

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?

29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
I usually eat-in

30. What is your favorite number?

31, Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
One of the counsellors at work last Thursday

32, Any plans today?
Sort out some website stuff and chill out

33, How many states have you lived in?
I’ve only lived in London

34, Biggest annoyance right now?
Workmen making noise next door

35, Last song listened to:
I Poke Her Face by Kid Cudi Feat. Kanye West

36, Can you say the alphabet backwards?

37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, but we have a woman who does our ironing

38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Nike white trainers (sneakers) that I bought in Dublin last year

39, Are you jealous of anyone?
Nah, but I’m probably envious of a good few.

40, Is anyone jealous of you?
Probably not.

41, Do you love anyone?
Not romantically

42, Do any of your friends have children?

43, What do you usually do during the day?
All sorts.

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

45, Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?

46, What color is your car?
I don’t have a car

47, Do you like cats?

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?

50, How did you get your worst scar?
Removal of a contraceptive implant in my upper arm

Boombox: 100 Dances for 100 Songs

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 | Posted in fun

100 days, 100 songs, 100 locations, 100 dances.

Ely Kim is quite the dancehall king – check out this 9 minute video where he boogies to 100 fantastic tunes in a variety of interesting venues. I’m worn out just watching him, but I’d love to meet him on a dancefloor for the ultimate dance-off. Loving the variety of tops he’s wearing too.

BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo.

The tracks (my faves are in bold – some great selections here):

001. Heart of Glass / Blondie
002. Jimmy / M.I.A.
003. Deceptacon / Le Tigre
004. Im on Fire / 5000 Volts
005. Je Veux Te Voir / YELLE
006. The Way I Are / Timbaland
007. Too Young / Phoenix
008. Over And Over / Hot Chip
009. Stick It To The Pimp / Peaches
010. Say My Name / Destiny’s Child
011. Pin / Yeah Yeah Yeahs
012. Geremia / Bonde Do Role
013. Let Me Clear My Throat / DJ Kool
014. Point Of No Return / Expose
015. Bubble Sex / The Seebach Band
016. Pump Up the Jam / Technotronic
017. Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above / CSS
018. Hella Nervous / Gravy Train
019. Me Plus One / Annie
020. Don’t Go / Yaz
021. Bootylicious / Destiny’s Child
022. Electric Feel / MGMT
023. Boys Don’t Cry / The Cure
024. Lose Control / Missy Elliott
025. Ride The Lightning / Evans And Eagles
026. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough / Michael Jackson
027. Hearts On Fire / Cut Copy
028. Tainted Love / Soft Cell
029. Between Us & Them / Moving Units
030. It Feels Good / Tony Toni Tone
031. Polaris (Club Mix) / Cyber People
032. You Never Can Tell / Chuck Berry
033. Huddle Formation / The Go! Team
034. Pump That / FannyPack
035. My Love / Justin Timberlake
036. Hung Up / Madonna
037. Justice – D.A.N.C.E (MSTRKRFT Remix) / Justice
038. Cybernetic Love / Casco
039. Creep / TLC
040. When I Hear Music / Debbie Deb
041. B.O.B. / Outkast
042. Bubble Pop Electric / Gwen Stefani
043. Miss You Much / Janet Jackson
044. You Spin Me Round / Dead Or Alive
045. Slide In / Goldfrapp
046. Kelly / Van She
047. Mine Fore Life / The Sounds
048. Disco Heat / Calvin Harris
049. Nighttiming / Coconut Records
050. Club Action / Yo Majesty
051. Pogo / Digitalism
052. Lip Gloss / Lil Mama
053. Heartbeats / The Knife
054. Enola Gay / OMD
055. Goodbye Girls / Broadcast
056. Kids In America / Kim Wilde
057. Kiss / Prince
058. Tenderness / General Public
059. Push It / Salt N Pepa
060. Circle, Square, Triangle / Test Icicles
061. Day ‘N’ Nite (Crookers Remix) / Kid Cudi
062. Shadows / Midnight Juggernauts
063. Paris (Aeroplane Remix) / Friendly Fires
064. Out At The Pictures / Hot Chip
065. Me Myself and I / De La Soul
066. AudioTrack 10 / Diplo
067. Girls & Boys / Blur
068. Heater / Samim
069. I Wanna Dance With Somebody / Whitney Houston
070. Hands In The Air / Girl Talk
071. Limited Edition OJ Slammer / Cadence Weapon
072. Meeting In The Ladys Room / Mary Jane Girls
073. NY Lipps / Soulwax
074. Lex / Ratatat
075. Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix) / Steve Aoki
076. Once In A Lifetime / Talking Heads
077. Leave It Alone / Operator Please
078. Half Mast / Empire Of The Sun
079. Hardcore Girls / Count and Sinden feat. Rye Rye
080. Dance, Dance, Dance / Lykke Li
081. Never Gonna Get It / En Vogue
082. Blue Monday / New Order
083. Crazy In Love (Featuring Jay-Z) / Beyoncé
084. 10 Dollar / M.I.A.
085. Love To Love You Baby / Donna Summer
086. Steppin’ Out / Lo-Fi-Fnk
087. Karle Pyar Karle / Asha Bhosle
088. Love Will Tear Us Apart / Joy Division
089. Straight Up / Paula Abdul
090. My Drive Thru / Santogold, Casablancas, NERD
091. Like A Prayer / Madonna
092. Freedom 90 / George Michael
093. Black & Gold / Sam Sparro
094. B-O-O-T-A-Y / Spank Rock and Benny Blanco
095. Great Dj / The Ting Tings
096. In A Dream / Rockell
097. Don’t Stop the Music / Rihanna
098. Hong Kong Garden / Siouxsie & The Banshees
099. It’s Tricky / D.M.C.
100. Bizarre Love Triangle / New Order