Posts from date: December 2007
My bloggy woggy....well it appears to have worked for Russell Brand.
My favourite word at the moment is chutzpah! it means audacity. Ex: James showed great Chutzpah in single handedly wrestling an army of enraged mountain goats. Fabulous.
My favourite track at the moment is tranquilize by the Killers featuring Lou Reid. Its dark and electro. Nice.
My favourite book at the moment is Aspirin: The extraordinary story of a wonder drug. This book charts the history of aspirin from ancient Egypt to modern day. Its a surprisingly entertaining read. cracking.
What has annoyed me the most over the past few weeks is undoubtedly the Think! ads that have been running on tv and in the cinema. Shock and awe is all very well but they're all rather unpleasant and I strongly disagree with trying to scare or shock people into doing things. It reminds me of the fire and brimstone approach to religion where clerics used the fear of Satan and hell to keep their congregations in check. Definitely not nice.
I hope everyone has a great Christmas!
Last night BJK&E had their 2007 Chrimbo partyâ€¦ We kicked off with being picked up from our offices by Rudolph and the other reindeerÂ with sleighs - Â which were really rickshaws with the drivers wearing big fluffy reindeer hats, but if you half closed your eyes it was practically the real thing.
It was a cold ride but worth it once we arrived at Hyde Park for the Winter Wonderland. After rides galore on the Glacier Simulation and the big wheel overlooking London (nicknamed by us as the London Eyeâ€™s Mini Me) we were whisked off to the Nordic Bar and Restaurant in Newman Street where a Nordic Blush Champagne cocktail greeted us followed by many warming shots of aquavit, some with salt and tomatoes â€“ a strangely pleasing combination, pear and summerfruit cider amongst other drinks.
An ice luge with flavoured vodka was enjoyed by all who entered the singing competition and the winners received a bottle of champagne. All in all a top night was had and headaches are a plenty today.
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?
Cinema fans read onâ€¦ last night the BJK&E team of crack film buffs attended the Pearl & Dean agency film quiz finals at Vue cinema Leicester Square (see picture below, minus one Mr Waghorn, who transpired to be our resident Marvel expert). It was, unsurprisingly, a fiendishly difficult quiz, ranging from â€œwhat line comes nextâ€ in cult films such as Donnie Darko and The Graduate (with only precise word for word answers scoring points) to the rather girl friendly â€œSex and the Cityâ€ round. Next time I suspect even more swatting up beforehand would be necessary - unfortunately our extensive knowledge of Easten European film c. 1950, went untestedâ€¦.
To sum up the evening I would say a good time was had by all, our pools of cinematic knowledge were well and truly trawled and some new gems were learnt â€¦.if only we hadnâ€™t be cruelly docked a point for a team member answering the phone to their Mum half way through we could have been even higher up the rankings! Can you name the youngest ever person to win an Oscar of sorts? What film topped The Times 2007 scariest film of all times? Which Spice Girl made a cameo in Sex and the City? Which two new villains make an appearance in Spiderman 3? Answers to be revealedâ€¦.