Rubbish, piffle, tommyrot, drivel and utter bilge

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Podcast Of Jeff! Presents "Seaside Silliness!"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Podcast Of Jeff! May Fayre Edition

Monday, May 5, 2014

It's a Funny Old Game

I'm not what you would call a 'gamer'. Living as I do in a house where reside three teenage boys, all gamers of varying degrees, one gets exposed to things that make one scratch the ol' noggin.

Now, I have played video games, but I am afraid that I have not progressed past Wii Sports, but my favourite video games are Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 and 2005 on the GameCube, and Mario 64 on the N64. 

Xbox games like Call Of Duty, Borderlands, Minecraft etc., just leave me cold. Similarly, not being a football fan, games like FIFA 14 do nothing for me. But that is what the favourite ones seem to be, at least in our house.

Sometimes, if there is no decent TV on, we have been subjected to watching one of these games being played on the big TV in the living room. And even though I'm a fairly tolerant chap, I am afraid that even more dull than playing a game I hate and would never in a million years sign up for, is watching someone else do it.

But wait! It gets worse.

There are on the Interwebs a whole bunch of videos on various sites showing people's games that they have played on Xbox Live or whatever with their inane running commentary and stupid jokes. And to me, that's just the same as watching your children play a game you wouldn't play. Here's an example of what I am talking about.

Now I dunno about you, but to me, that is almost as stimulating as a Dionne Warwick CD.

Also there is a site called twitch which seems to specialise in lots of live streams of these ultra-nerdy-geeky type things. I just don't know how anyone can sit through these for more than about a minute.

But sit through them they do. Our lot watch them on the iPad while chatting with a friend or two on Xbox Live and playing a game. For hours and hours.

Don't get me wrong. I know that there are plenty of people out there that totally get off on these. They would probably find blogging, cooking, photography etc., i.e. all the things I find interesting, a total bore. I am mature enough to admit that this is purely my opinion, no more or less, and there is no right or wrong here.

So what is my point? I don't know. I suppose I'm just letting you all know that there are two sorts of people in the world. Gamers... and the rest of us.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Give It A Rest, Jimmy

As a fairly average fat dude, I would just like to say to James Franco - OK man. We all get it. You're a handsome guy. Women lust after you all the time. There are even T-Shirts available proclaiming such.

That pic is from his own Facebook page. He knows he's attractive. He is fully aware of the fact that he is a sex object. So why all the selfies, Jimmy?

Mr. Franco, the award-winning highly respected actor and director, has for some time now been posting selfies on Instagram and WhoSay pretty much daily. Most of the time they are like this.

Fair enough. But just recently things have taken a turn. Every evening I'll be sitting there on the sofa, feeding my baby daughter a bottle or sipping a coffee while watching the latest shenanigans on Hollyoaks or EastEnders (yes, you are right - I do have that whole 'rock & roll lifestyle' thing down to a fine art, don't I?) and Laura will be checking her Facebook on the home PC when suddenly she'll make one of those 'lustful female' type noises and say something along the lines of "James Franco, what are you doing to all us women?". Because just recently the piccies have been like this.

Dear God, man! What are you doing to us men, never mind the women!? Eh? I'll tell ya what - making us all look bad, that's what! Knock it off already! We're already insecure enough about our bodies and our attractiveness without Mr. Studly Buffkins flashing the flesh and looking like he's been up to no good all night long! Although the latest picture, I do have to say, makes me at least feel a bit less insecure about ONE thing.

Not much to worry about there.
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