Movies of 2010/Why going to the cinema last year was a total waste of time

2010. No doubt a fantastic year for many bloggers, what with all that exciting stuff going on in all those exciting places. But for me, last year was just a waste of a year. The reason for this is simple. I like to go to the cinema. There were only two good movies in 2010; two in a whole year. Add 2 and 2 together and you get the answer: I had about 2 hours of enjoyable cinema last year, leaving 8,763.81277 hours of sitting on my bed eating mushrooms. And for those of you who read my I hate/love the world, you will know that I HATE MUSHROOMS. So 2010 must have been really bad.

How incredibly ominous...

  This is one of the two good films. I admit I did not see the other, (The King’s Speech) but I am assured if its excellency. I liked The Social Network. Unlike many others, it did not rely on things exploding to get high ratings. (Think The Hurt Locker, The Pacific.) And ther’s the poster for the movie. WOW. Who wouldn’t want to see it? Now, you amy remember my last post, where I talked deeply and movingly about another movie poster. All of you die-hard Doctorbenzi fans will know what’s next. Please answer the question in your comments: ‘What movie poster is better: Back to the Future, or The Social Network?’

Benta

Back to the Past…

Doesn’t the past always seem better than the present or the future? Don’t you wish that you could turn back time and live out the greatest day of your life all over again? But I believe this is not the way to live. Live in the present, not the future though. If you live looking forward, life will skip gaily by you whilst you are unaware. Or in English: If you never look around, how can you enjoy life?

No thanks. I don't like riddles too.

This is the reason for this incredibly moving, inspirational and sentimental post. Or at least part of it. That’s right. The 1985 hit movie, Back to the Future, inspired me to write this post. Well done; a poster made me waste 15 minutes of my life. Or about 10 hours, considering how many times I have watched that film. But anyway. When I saw this poster somewhere or other, I was struck by a sudden feeling of not-permanentness. If that’s a word. But what I thought was: ‘What is the point of trying to attempt time travel?’ I mean, really? Why not let the world do its thing, and not try and succeed in manipulating it? Because what does this make you? Please answer in your comments. The question is ‘What is the point of time travel?’

Thank you for your time. Ha ha.

Bentu

Control freak signs

Hello, fellow people possibly on WordPress.com. I sincerely apologise for the lack of posts over the past few days, as I was very busy at that time. But do not fret! Doctorbenzi has returned! And this latest post is all about those incredibly annoying control freak signs.

Do you know the kind of thing I mean? If not, here is a selection of a few:

See what I mean? Why on Earth do they do it? In my opinion, it is just a waste of metal/paper/cardboard/plastic. If you have another sign akin to these, please leave a link in your comments. And subscribers/likes are always appreciated. Unless I’m on holiday and I can’t be bothered to go get the computer.

P.S. I AM NOT ON HOLIDAY, so comment!

P.P.S Here is a ‘control freak’ joke to tell your friends/enemies/cats:

‘Knock Knock!’ ‘Who’s there?’ ‘Control freak!’ ‘Control freak who?’ ‘Aha! It worked!’

Benti

Slogans

Slogans. The thing that can change a company’s fortune for better or worse. The things that can be a stroke of genius, or more rubbish than the stuff in your bin. Being the pessimist that I am, I am now going to talk about those slogans which are awful, and  make you want to go home and become a suicidal hermit. Not that I am…

Have you heard Costa’s new slogan? ‘Saving the world from mediocre coffee.’ How stupid is that? Costa wouldn’t know an ambiguous slogan if it saved the world from definite statements. (Funny ain’t I?)

And then there’s McDonalds. ‘I’m lovin’ it’. What kind of people put their adverts in the first person? It gives you a feeling of exclusion, like they are trying to say ‘I’m lovin’ it, you’re not, so you can’t be in our gang.’ If I owned McDonalds, I would change the slogan to something like ‘We’re all lovin’ it, aren’t we Bob?’ That would be much better. Sort of.

Slogans are probably something like 3% Genius, 20% Mediocre (like coffee) and 77% Can We Please Not Talk About This? If someone would invent a slogan machine, it would be really helpful. Sort of. But the way to get rid of bad slogans for ever is very simple. No-one buy anything. Ever. That way all the companys will be broke, and they won’t have any money to spend on advertising! Genius. I think I might just go and invent a slogan machine…