"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
Imagine this happening to men. You can’t. This is why people like that dick who said ‘I’d really like to punch a feminist’ are such idiots. Feminism is so important, and this video really highlights the need for it.
Possibly the most depressing video you’ll see all year.
Home Alone is basically “Saw” for kids. Kevin McAllister clearly grows up to become Jigsaw.It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Bollocks to the first one, Home Alone 2 is where the fun’s at. Genuine Christmas classic; brutal slapstick with festive sentimentality, loved it for many years. Still do in fact, and I’ll be having my annual Christmas watching of it soon.
It’s the much belated Vaughanography Advent Calendar Review!
(Apologies for the awful photography, it would usually be better, but my flat needs the power of 43 suns to get it even slightly bright)
Fighter No.1 on the left was unexpectedly found in Poundland a couple of weeks ago. Yes, that’s right, it’s a rare piece of actual licensing for a product in Poundland, this one obviously being the Super Mario franchise. There were two available; the other having artwork of the more contemporary 3D incarnations and bizarrely featuring two cutout door hangers on the back, one with a cross, and the other with a tick, presumably so that teenagers can pleasure themselves in peace without having their parents wander in un-announced. The retro one has these tiny cutout playing cards, which you can apparently use to play the world’s smallest game of Snap. It’s made by a Welsh company who call themselves Bonbon Buddies, and whose name is abbreviated to “bbb”, which sounds like an obscure bit of MSN Messenger speak from many years ago (Be Bye Back?).
I was actually expecting the chocolate to be Mario themed, maybe a edible chocolate Bob-omb to get revenge for all those times you died in one of Mario’s many games. But alas no; they’re all vaguely Christmas related, the worst offender being in the second picture where they haven’t even bothered to do anything special for the 24th window, and just stuck a poorly rendered crescent moon in. Notice the hardened chocolate dribble where the machine has missed the bland white moulding tray. Mmmmmm…quality.
The chocolate is terrible, and it tastes a lot like that nasty cheap cooking chocolate you might buy for making cakes. To add further insult to injury, you get the standard golden “Nintendo Seal of Approval”, which for those who don’t know, has appeared on numerous dreadful games and accessories since the 1980’s. In fact, something not getting this seal would be worrying, as they stick it on pretty much everything associated with their branding.
Verdict: Lovely artwork, the cutout stuff on the back will keep kids interested for a short period of time, but you should throw all the chocolate away immediately for maximum comfort. I’m currently trying to figure out if I can cut out the large characters on the front and hang them off my Christmas tree.
The other competitor in this festive fight is the £2 Cadbury advent calendar, which I always tend to buy every year anyway. I was tempted by the land of Pound this time around, and obviously I should have known better. The artwork is pretty good; typical Christmassyish scene of a snowman, tree, and stars. If you look closely, you’ll also notice a quaint knitting pattern, as if the whole calendar has been hand woven for your personal enjoyment, which is nice of them. The back features a rubbish follow-the-line puzzle, but the usual top quality of the chocolate inside does distract you from that particular aspect. The chocolate shapes are actually the same sort of thing as the Mario one, although these ones don’t taste horribly bitter, and actually have a lovely milky flavour to them.
Verdict: It’s exactly what you expect from a beloved brand, and you can’t really go wrong with it (apart from the back puzzle, but you can live with that)
Ultimate Verdict: Do I really need to say?…It’s the Cadbury one.
(This has been an unashamed ripoff of the minor YouTube celebrity Ashens, who reviews many things on his Norwich based sofa, including cheap bits of tat from Poundland, watch a classic clip of his work here)