It’s EPIC!!

Don’t get excited..we’ll not too much, it’s only a ‘trailer for a trailer’ for Ridley Scott’s first sci-fi movie in many years, Prometheus which is now online. It’s a 30 second “trailer preview” for the actual trailer that will be released online this Thursday. It has some behind-the-scenes footage (as well as a tiny bit of actual footage) interspersed with Scott talking about the film on set (though the grainy stylistic flourish is quite appealing). It ups the horror aspect of the flick, something I was extremely happy to see, as it has connections to Scott’s Alien, it really does look like he’s drawing from the horror tone of my favorite classic horror/sci-fi epic instead of simply making a sci-fi actioner.
Teaser for a Trailer
Beautiful 'Nostromo-esque' Engines Nostromo Mark II??
More Eggs??
Alien AcidIts got ACID FOR BLOOD
Get the Flame Throwers OutGood old flame throwers
Chest Buster?Chest buster action???
Your Quarantined Go to Quarantine..your not coming in!!You First
You first!
It's got ACID FOR BLOOD!!!Arrghh

Twinkle Twinkle Little Leeds

Second ‘pure’ photography themed post.

For this photography shoot of festive twinkle, I decided to go for the blurred look. It’s from an evening going around Leeds admiring the Christmas Light after visiting the brilliant Northern Art Prize.. (That’s me on their website)

“Carl! Step away from the Lights”.


A Partridge in a Sweartree

I wouldn’t be a typical Yorkshire lad if I didn’t like a good bit of Effing & Blinding and vent a stream of profanities every now and then. Quite simply put..have a bloody good swear.

You may think were these words “Effing & Blinding” come from, well I believe it’s primarily a Yorkshire expression, meaning to pepper your language with obscenities. The “effing” bit is quite easy to understand – it’s euphemistically referring to the “F word”, as in f*ck, or f*cking. NOW!! “Blinding” is a lot trickier – it all depends how old the expression “effing and blinding” is. There’s a British mild swearword “core blimey” – sadly falling into disuse these days – that is allegedly a corruption of “God blind me”, so this may be what it’s referred to.

There’s also the expression “to swear blind” which may be related, meaning to take an oath such as “he swore blind he didn’t do it”.

Anyway.. I’m digressing, back what this post is all about ‘A Partridge in a Sweartree’ Its a Christmas Card available from the Modern Toss website, which when I saw it, thought – that’s going on the blog – So, have a Effing good Christmas and enjoy yourself!!