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Archive for July, 2007

Irn Bru – It’s Phenomenal

Posted by weehaggis on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Apparently Irn Bru is currently banned in the US. The food colouring Ponceau 4R is considered carcinogenic by the FDA. Hmmmm….guns and bullets cause instant death and they’re perfectly legal…..go figure. Anyway, at least it makes goths happy 🙂

This advert for Irn Bru 32, the caffeine loaded instant energy version, raised a few hackles. Some thought that the stereotypical glaswegian hardman was a bit too aggressive and tried to get it banned.

and the ad featuring the shaving mom was voluntarily withdrawn by Barrs after complaints that it was being offensive to transsexuals…..!! (posted earlier) .

BTW, looks like Irn Bru has now been sighted in Russia 🙂

Irn Bru in Russia


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I’ve been a bad…bad boy

Posted by weehaggis on Monday, July 23, 2007

Ooooh yes, I’ve been bad. No, not that kind of bad 🙂 Go wash that dirty mind out with soap and water.

You probably noticed I haven’t said much for a while…..quite a while.

Weather’s been crap…..days of rain…….some sunny days……lots of gloomy cloudy days……more days of rain……yeah…..lots of days of crap weather!!!

Been to the pictures a few times. Seen the Transformers movie, which was good schoolboy fun. A typical Michael Bay action movie, but tempered down to schoolboy friendly levels – probably with the deft touch of Mr Spielberg….lots of people exclaiming “mother…!!”

And, just the other weekend I just had to go see Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. Not bad, but felt a bit too condensed at times. I think I’m correct in saying that this is the shortest of the movies so far. Seems to presuppose to much that you’ve read the book. That big archway….very significant in the book, looks great in the movie….but not a word said about it. And then there’s what happened to Lucius Malfoy….you’ll need to read the book for an explanation.

Speaking of Harry Potter, I was there on Saturday morning getting my copy and unless friends in Austin were in the bookshop at midnight then I got mine first….nah nah n’ na nah 🙂

BTW, if you like to visit the cinema in Norway then i would recommend signing up for Kinosonen ( I might have mentioned this before). Its a sort of prepaid cinema ticket card. You top up the card with cash and then use it to by your tickets and you get kr.10 off the ticket price – and if you book online the booking fee is kr.3 instead of kr.5 One word of caution, the card can only be used at the cinema which you sign up for (although all Oslo cinemas count as the same).

Just before I go, a few more movie recommendations. Just seen on DVD, “Kontroll“, a weird and quirky movie about the strange and downright bizzare folks that inhabit the Budapest subway system. Cool soundtrack too.

Another movie worth checking out is the recent Norwegian slasher flick Fritt Vilt (or Cold Prey). A group of snowboarders head off for some off-piste boarding, one guy falls and breaks leg, group take refuge in an old abandoned mountain ski lodge….guess what…..they’re not alone. Formulaic stuff, but plays to the genre pretty well. Looks great and makes you jump in all the right places 🙂 Check out the DVD, which thankfully also has English subtitles.

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