Apr. 17th, 2009

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I've just been having a chat with Helen, who is leaving work today to go to a new job. I'm very upset. I did consider attaching her to the chair with manacles, but someone said that would be in breach of our dignity at work policy or something, so I've been told I'm not allowed.

We are having her leaving do next weekend, for which we will be going to Quasar. I'm seriously concerned that I am going to turn into Mike Watt, and we've already spent half an hour talking tactics and I've been appointed to get red Rambo-style headbands and cammo face-paint for our team. We went to have a look at their website, and I firstly got excited by this:



Hell frickin' yeah! And then in the image gallery I spotted this:



Bad Wolf! At Quasar! *squeaks*

It was at that point I had to be physically restrained and returned to my desk...

I'm so soooooo  tempted to take flipchart paper, print off the centre layout and orchestrate some kind of strategy briefing before the session. We've already agreed to learn these by next week *sniggers* I'm getting carried away, aren't I? Shoot! Drop! Roll! Let's go! LET'S GO!!

I think I might need a lie down...

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There just seems to be no escape from the epic fail that is the movie remake of State of Play. If I could just quietly ignore it and go about my day, then I might feel less seethingly angry than I do right now when I've just been offered FREE FUCKING TICKETS to go see it and say how amazingly wonderful it is. I kid you not.

The sales patter for the movie included in the email I received trying to coerce me to volunteer over two hours of my life I will never get back, read as follows:

OscarĀ® winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in a blistering thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in an case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures in State of Play, from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland).

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (OscarĀ® winner Helen Mirren), who has assigned him to investigate. As he and partner Della (Rachel McAdams) try to uncover the killer's identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation's power structures. And in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe.


Can anyone please tell me if they recognise anything apart from the names as bearing any resemblance to the plot of a show that I love so much? Or am I going completely insane?

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