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» Pointless Experiments

Fizzy Milk
As a kid my parents finally got round to getting a SodaStream after months of relentless nagging by me.

After the usual rounds of cola syrup and naff tropical piss, I got a bit sick of it.

Then - bingo - how come you can't buy fizzy milk? In a can, in a big firdge in the local paper shop?

Of course the inevitable occured - milk instead of water in the sodasteam.

A minute or so later and the big tasting.

Ever wondered what carbonated milk tastes like?

Answer - its fucking vile. Truely vile. Something occured in that litte bottle that I'll never forget.
(Fri 25th Jul 2008, 8:15, More)

» Best Films Ever

Russian sci-fi
For me the single most stunning and beautiful film ever has got to be Andre Tarkovski's 1972 version of Solaris.

Dubbed by many to be the cold war response to 2001 it still stands the test of time.

I'm suprised that Hollywood didn't option more of Stanislaw Lem's work as they offer a unique slant of sci-fi (in much the same way that they took Philip K Dick to their studios).

Dig it out and get it watched - the most underated film ever.
(Thu 24th Jul 2008, 10:03, More)

» This book changed my life

As an easily influenced adolescent....
... after watching and being amazed by the movie Bladerunner I tracked down a copy of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick. Thinking that it would a pretty standard book/movie adaptation I was totally blown away by the simulacra concepts, Mercerism and the humanity of the replicants.

This of course led me onto Valis, A Scanner Darkly, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch and the paranoid world of (in my humble opinion) of not only the greatest SF writer of all time, but greatest ever writer - Philip K Dick.
(Thu 22nd May 2008, 9:18, More)

» Phobias

Buttons
Ever since I can remember I have been terrified of buttons. In my younger years I once vomited at the sight of one of my mates putting a button in his mouth to chew on. That paticular image still stays with me.

Also - the fashion for big dinner plate sized buttons (usually on BBC weather forcasters - the ladies that is) has me having a mild panic attack. Very helpful first thing on a morning.
(Tue 15th Apr 2008, 10:19, More)