Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year!

I'd just like to wish all Bloggers and those who read this blog, all the very best for 2010, and hope that everyone enjoys their New Year celebrations!

See you in the next Decade!!!


Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas from Banksy!

Well we're finally nearing the day itself, so I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited the Daily Banksy this year, some of whom became followers, inspiring me to carry on producing the blogs!

Have a fantastic Christmas, and I hope Santa is kind to you, and enjoy yourselves during this festive season!


Monday, 21 December 2009

It's a Rage for Christmas Number One

Those of you who follow the charts in the UK will know of the controversy that's gone on in the past week, those in other countries will possibly not know, so let me fill you in...

A long running show called the X Factor, which was created by Simon Cowell (I'm sure you have all heard of him), and usually culminates a couple of weeks prior to Christmas week, and for the past five years, the winner of the X Factor, which is a singing competition, has gone on to be the Christmas Number One, which has aggrevated many.

Now, I'm all for a novelty Christmas song being number one, you know the type, Wizard's 'I wish it could be Christmas everyday' - I think it should be an annual Christmas songs chart rather than a competition winner, or for what has happened this year, a Facebook campaign against the X Factor, which has seen Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name' song become the chart topper for 2009's Christmas chart.

This was started off by a husband and wife who were so cheesed off by the X Factor grabbing the number one slot each year, that they began a campaign to see the Rage song beat Joe McElderry - the X Factor winner - and over the last few weeks it gathered pace, and last night, it was announced that the Rage song had sold 50,000 more copies than Joe's single.

The controversy is that the song 'Killing in the Name' is full of foul language, and many - including myself - do not believe that it should be where it is for Christmas, any other time of the year fine, and whilst agreeing that a competition winner should not always be the number one slot over the festive period, a better song could have been picked to rival it.

The question is, will the same happen next year, with another campaign to run a song against the X Factor, or will it be the end of the X Factor as we know it?

What are your views on this?

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The Best You Tube Video of the Year

Today, I've just been reading how Susan Boyle has been announced as the most popular YouTube video of the year, gaining more than 120 million viewers in 2009.

Susan, from Scotland, was of course a hit in the Britain's Got Talent show, and has major success already before the year is out, with her album that has made number one in both the US & UK.

In second place was the clip of a 7 year old boy who was recovering from dental work, but who was also rather "out of it" shall we say after his work had been done, that believe it or not attracted the attention of 37 million viewers!

The JK Wedding dance was the third most popular with 33 million as they danced their way to the altar, whilst just behind in fourth was the New Moon trailer (31 million), and also the Evian Roller Babies clip which brought in 27 million viewers.

What's your favourite though?

There have been plenty of near misses this year, which showed the man who escaped from a truck crash on a train crossing, and also the esacped bus in the Russia, where the bloke ran across the pedestrian crossing - there are many more I'm sure.

I think for me, I'd have to go with the bloke crossing the road in front of the bus, how that bloke got away with that I'll never know!


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Do you believe in UFO's?

They are a big talking point wherever you go or whenever you see something "out of the ordinary", and having just viewed the following video - it got us all talking at work.

UFO story

Anyway, plenty of people have claimed to see UFO's over the years, and I'm a firm believer that there is life on other planets similar to that on Earth - why shouldn't there be?

Life on other planets could be living in sub zero temperatures, and maybe think themselves that there can't be any life on planets other than theirs - who knows, maybe they have their doubters but also the groups who are determind to prove that there is life outside Mars, or whatever planet they may be on!

At the end of the day, that sky is such a big place that anything could be up there - one of things I remember most is that scene at the end of Men in Black, where we are just one ball in a very large bag of balls, being controlled by a mammoth of a thing up there somewhere - so we could just be playing a very small part in the universe!

What's your view?

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

When contacts go wrong!

Your eyes bloody hurt!!!
Yes, today, it was time to put some new contact lenses in, so off I went, same as usual - I wear the ones where you can sleep in them, and still be fine in the morning - off into the bathroom, you know the way, when you first get up to go for that shave, and you can't even see straight thanks to that bloody alarm clock going off interrupting what was such a good sleep!

Anyway, stumble into the bathroom - hmmm, sounds like a Dolly parton song there - I promise you it's not, so peel back the foil, pull out the new contacts, sensing that my eyes think Christmas has come early, and they are going to have clear vision again for the first time in a month.

So, contact on finger, head back, contact goes in.... AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Pain, immense pain, scream, pain again, singed eyeballs, think oh well, must have got it wrong there, check if it's inside out, nope - have another go...


The old eye is definitely not playing ball today, think I'll give it a minute, so get onto the other one - great, in like a flash, I can see again, so I'm half way there!

Had another go with left eye, which is now resembling the aftermath of a fight with Mike Tyson, nope it's just not having it. Now I'm think laser treatment, I'm gonna get laser treatment - fat chance with those prices.

Silly me hasn't got a pair of specs to back things up either, so I had one final go, and in it went, but fair play, my eyes were as red as a San Francisco 49ers top, so off to work I go, blinking about 2 million times on the way, and sit at work so uncomfortable.

Look in drawer, pull out saline solution, great - lens comes out, squirt solution on, back in she goes, check best before date, July 2004 - D'oh!

Okay, still irritation, so executive decision made, lens is coming out, and out the whole day it stayed, so I'm half blind, yep, I really am half blind, shut one eye, and all of sudden the world is a very different place!

That's the way it's been all day, even now, back at home, with one eye just wanting it's early night so it can recover - god help me if the damn thing doesn't go in tomorrow morning!

Contact lenses hey, who'd have 'em!

Me unfortunately.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Rats, oh rats!

Last Friday, the ITV reality Jungle show, "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" came to it's conclusion, however, the row over a rat in the jungle, which was killed by the contestants appearing in the programme, has made the news.

So, why did they kill it?

Simple answer really, they needed to, as they were starving, and were desperate for some kind of food, so they asked if they could kill the rat, and the producers said yes.

Now, the Australian RSPCA are up in arms about it, as it breaks the code of practice that dictates that live animals should not be killed for live performances.

Something of an over reaction don't you think?

I mean, apparently you can't even kill a spider in the jungle due to them being a protected species - what????

The first thing I'd do if I saw one of those things next to me would be to kill it, or actually, I'd probably run a mile, but why the hell shouldn't you be allowed to kill it, I mean if you were in danger of being bitten by the damn thing, well I'm sorry, but it's life has to go rather than mine!!!

Apparently the Australian Police are bringing charges against the two contestants who killed the rat - what a bloody joke.

There ain't half some stupid laws in this world hey?

Friday, 4 December 2009

Where has time gone???

Do you know, I can't believe the days are flying by so quickly right now, I've been involved in a series of football related matters recently, so haven't been able to update this blog recently, so I'm hoping to jump back into it all now!!

I have to admit I've been living on adrenalin the past few days, as I've taken up a position on a group of people who care about their football club, as it's close to being dragged into oblivion thanks to the owners of the football club, which is Chester City Football Club - please see the Blog that relates to that here.

I was amongst others organising a Legends Night, which included several players who wore the shirts of the club, spanning five decades, starting in the 1960's, and was a real thrill to witness it all taking place last night, with months of planning finally coming to fruition, and 200 people had a great time.

So, it's been pretty manic really, but now that it's finished I can maybe get back to Blogging again, something I also love to do frequently - hell, even the Christmas Countdown has suffered thanks to having absolutely no time whatsoever!!!