Sunday, April 29, 2007


I have updated my Youtube videos and Flickr Galleries!

As in my earlier post I have uploaded Photos from the new Wembley stadium, but there are complimenting videos in my youtube account:

I have uploaded videos from Manchester United vs Lille from in the crowd, as well as Manchester United vs Roma in the Crowd, the Manchester United Tour.


There are more pictures in the Wii unboxing showing the UI, the Internet Shop and the Opera Browser at work.

Also photos from the Manchester United vs AS Roma game!


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Smallville summary

Episodes 18 & 19 + recap!

Episode 17 and recap:

Clark is distraught by the marriage between Lana and Lex Luthor and starts rounding up criminals in a rather violent way, in this episode he gets into a fight club in order to track down and kill and escapee from the Phantom zone, featuring 2 WWE wrestlers.

Episode 18:

Smallville is back after its 3 week (damn straight, that is a long time!) break the series is back on track with a nice episode.

This episode is all about Chloe's past, and her mother(who was in a mental hospital) seems to have powers to control Chloe. Lex jumps on the chance to transfer her to a LuthorCorp facility to see if she can control other "Meteor Freaks", while in captivity she controls Chloe and makes her do various errands like try and break her out or run Lex off the road etc.


Lana gets caught in some cross fire and ends up in the Smallville hospital (probably the most known landmark in Smallville) and the doctor carries out tests on her and to our astonishment (not mines as I had already sussed this out) that Lana was not pregnant but she was unknowingly slipped hormones which simulated pregnancy!

In the meantime Clark busts out Chloe and her mum, but Chloe's mum can't stay sane for long and eventually goes back to her "catatonic" state but is put into safe care via Queen industries.

In retaliation to Lex's experiments on Chloe and her mum she threatens to expose Lex's 33.1 practices on Meteor Freaks and Lex warns her to drop the story or face aggravated assault charges (for ramming Lex off the road and knock him out in his car), but Chloe remains resolute and hits back claiming some "Quality time behind bars" is worth it if she can take down Lex. Lex has the ace up his sleeve when he reveals that he will put Chloe in a place that "makes prison look like a picnic"! We can all guess he means 33.1 and Chloe warns Clark and he feels that the "war has just began" between them and Lex.

Episode 19:

We start with Lex and Lionel in some underground tunnel network, Lionel gets hurt as some women kidnaps Lex.

Seems she is a ex soldier and her husband was supposedly KIA but was infact taken in by LuthorCorp. Lex claims he is dead but the women has already set explosives to go off in 20 minutes and sets off one in the same room after Lex wrestles her gun away and shoots her.

Clark has already made his way into the tunnels after Lionel managed to warn him about something big that Lex was doing there, but he is hit by the explosion and the walls in the tunnels contain meteor rocks and Clark is out cold for 5 minutes. He finally awakes and gets to Lex who managed to find cover, but Clark is hurt bad and has been weakened by the rocks. Lex claims he knew that he must have been invincible after he stabbed him with the chisel back in the valentines day special in Feb.

After Clark reveals that Lex forced Lana to marry him and she wanted to leave him on the day of the wedding, Lex still helps Clark who gets caught in even more rubble.

Meanwhile it seems Lana is forcing the issue after confronting Lionel in hospital about her fake pregnancy and then busting into Lex briefcase from his car to find a CD about this "ARES" project which has something to do with a Zoner. She has full access to Lex's documents on his laptop and Chloe learns that Lana knows about Clark's secret when she goes to her for help in finding Clark.

Lex and Clark get out but Lana is totally all over Clark till she spots Lex and then goes over to him to carry on her charade as Mrs Luthor.

Lana learns from Lionel that he is protecting Clark by keeping Lana close to Lex because Lex could kill Clark (?). Lex asks Lana if she did see Clark the day of the wedding and Lana does a superb act of bending the truth and indicating that she would lose her love for someone who did not love her (ie Lex was only interested in the marriage etc) but she doesn't drop the fake pregnancy discovery on him yet.

In the meantime Clark studies the maps and documents to see what Lex was really up to in the tunnels but fails to find the real deal - Lex has that ex army dude in some labs down there and seems like he might be the one who has been taken over by the Zoner in the video Lana saw...


Will Clark mend his relationship with Lex after this escape? Will Lana leech Lex for all the info she can? What is Lionel doing - whose side is he on? Where is Oliver Queen - we want more of him! Next episode 20 of 22 is out next Saturday.


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Wolf's Tale

He may have forgotten to plug my blog, but at least I can plug his!

Parv finaly solved his seemingly never ending struggle to stick to one location for his blog(wordpress, blogger, yes he has tried them all). After his latest move I suggested I should sign him up with a domain name (URL) so he can move around but still be found under the one universal name. So he took the bait and all worked out in the end(although I am sure he still has to pay me 30 odd quid).

He is now (and hopefully forever) location at

Also thanks to who make it so easy to buy and manage domain names.


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Day Trip to see the New Wembley Stadium

£10 well spent! This Saturday I went to watch the England Under 16 team vs the Spanish U16 at the new Wembley Stadium. The admission of £10 was worth it to get to grace this fine new national arena.

The game wasn't have bad either - fine English pedigree on show - winning convincingly 1-0. I have uploaded photos to my gallery here:

I will add descriptions and comments later when I also upload my videos (including the only goal of the game!) later in the week.


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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nintendo Wii - Unboxing!

Yes! I got a Wii two weeks ago and have finally posted the photos of the Unboxing - a video of the setup will follow shortly.

Click on the image to access the gallery of photos:

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Prison Break - The End?

Season Finale!

Well I thought this would be the end of the line for Prison Break but it seems those executive producers at FOX have decided that they want to make a 3rd series (WHAT??) and somehow the writers have shoe horned in everything into the last episode!

I was left gasping for air when I realised what had actually happened in the final episode - not because it was so good, but because it was totally unbelievable. Schofield goes head first (no thinking involved) to try and save Sarah. Instead they lose the money, the boat and their freedom.

The only winner is Lincoln who was cleared of killing the ex president's brother and Kellermen looks like he has been killed off by the company.

Somehow we are lead to believe that Schofield has been experimented on and that now he has been thrown into jail he will attempt to escape simply because "its in his blood".

Schofield is thrown into "Sona" a prison that is so lawless that even the police do not dare enter. We see Mahone and Schofield enter and we see Bellick on the floor with barely any clothes on completely disfigured by the animals (or criminals) in the jail.

Who know what is in store for series 3 but I am not that interested for the time being.


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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Manchester United - Old Trafford Tour

Yes I did go to the tour and the Museum.

I didn't think there would be much to see, but I was wrong.
The Museum is packed to the rafters with Shirts, Medals, Trophies, Videos, Memorabilia and loads more. We got pressed for time and we didn't get to see everything in the museum (about 3 floors - albeit not big floors - of info and stuff on display) but the tour guide certainly made up for it - he has been a tour guide for the past 10 or so years so he knows players habits like the back of his hand.

I have uploaded the photos and shifted through them to keep the best ones and spent all of this morning labeling and adding comments to them. The are in a set in Flickr at this URL:

Something we didn't get to snap was the Player's Lounge where players chill before and after a game. After the game there is a bar inside the lounge which is also open. There is a plaque on the wall there commemorating all the players who have played for United and represented their country, so players like George Best, Beckham, Giggs etc are on there.

Player's Family and Guests are also invited into the room and get to mingle with the players (but come on it is the size of my living room how do you fit 15/16 players and friends+family??) and notably there is a Creche facility for those parents who play at United which is manned by dedicated match day Nannies.

The Player's Guests and Family get to sit just by the tunnel when watching the game (Which on TV Screens is the bottom left part of the pitch), so you will notice alot of the times players will go to that corner and point at someone (C Ronaldo's 2nd Goal vs Roma for instance) and that is usually someone in the Guest area.

There is a mini tunnel leading from the VIP Lounge down past the Director's boxes and onto pitchside where the Manager's sit - this used to be the original tunnel and has not been changed since early 20th Centaury.

The Stadium holds 3 Police cells for any trouble makers within the ground who do anything that cannot be solved by simply throwing them out of the stadium. The local Police take over the CCTV Security center during match days to keep an eye on things.

Before we went on the Tour me and Zam checked out the developing Salford Docks (in Salford Quays, around the corner from Old Trafford).
There is the Lowery Center which houses discount outlets like Nike Warehouse and Cadburys Warehouse. The riverside view was really nice and the bridge you can see in the photo actually rises to let ships through.

Normally on Match days the road leading to Old Trafford (Sir Matt Busby Way) is jammed like a cattle market and there is no traffic allowed through and what is normally a 10 minute walk takes up to 30 minutes to navigate. But you can see the stadium as you near it, you pass the Lancashire County Cricket Club on your way (Old Trafford Cricket Ground) in case you wanted to know where that is.Old Trafford - North Stand



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Very Belated Update

Trip to Manchester, Old Trafford Tour, The End of Prison Break and more

Well I have been lazy this last 30 days - why? I don't know.

But lets get back on track and I am going to make some detailed posts about my visit to Old Trafford for Manchester United vs Roma (Yes that was a special night!), my return to OT for the OT tour (very interesting!) and the end of Hana Yori Dango and Prison Break (!) and also why I am pi**ed off with Bleach and Smallville.

Stay tuned for posts on these topics throughout today since I am at work with very little to do at the moment.

Sarg signing out!

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