| Battle of the DR WHO Easter Eggs (It's Only February!)
|Yeah, what he said.
Although Easter is almost two months away, easter eggs (not the annoying DVD kind) have been hitting the shelves. And there's no surprise to see that there are some in a DOCTOR WHO stylee. Last year, there were two and they were only available from MARKS & SPENCER. Well this year, they've kicked it up a notch - when I say 'they' I don't mean the government, I don't think they are behind this although who's to say what's right or wrong anymore.... Anyway, what the flip was I saying? (reads back..) Oh yeah, this year there are FIVE easter eggs. Cripes! And our friends at the aforementioned retail outfit have 2 very exclusive ones all to themselves which I'll come to all in good time. First up, BONBON BUDDIES have issued three different eggs. I say eggs, none of them are actually 'eggs', but all the products do contain 'eggs' [I say 'eggs' but they are, in fact, chocolate treats (I say treats... parenthesis folds in on itself like an Escher drawing)]. Firstly, they have repackaged the TARDIS money box released at Christmas which contained 'mallows' and have simply put it in a package with chocolate eggs. Yawn! Next up, and slightly better, is the classic chocolate egg in a mug. See below:
It's an egg, deal with it.
Lastly from that company is the more ambitious double egg cup. Last year the same company released the same thing for STAR WARS and a most unusual but very attractive item it was too. Have eggs while looking at a Dalek, that's what the add should say! Interestingly, this company have stuck with DALEKS on their designs and have not really done much TARDIS-y stuff or, indeed, anything with The Doctor on it. I believe the show is named after him guys! Put him on an egg! See the double egg cup - it's ceramic!
I won't repeat myself, you heard. I mean read.
MARKS & SPENCER have now made numerous WHO Exclusives and, to be frank, they have all been quality, man. This easter they have produced an egg, similar to last year, which is contained within a large-ish cardboard Dalek. The twist you ask? It has sound! Guess what it says.. go on. See it here!
I often call them S&M.
The second item from M&S is, not only the best egg this year, up there at the top with all WHO merchandise. It's a Black Dalek egg cup (with, of course, an egg. But it's organic!). Made from ceramic, this little beauty is a flippin' treat - the pictures do not do it justice. See here!
Eggs-terminate!! I had to really.
Elsewhere in the world of WHO, filming has been taking place the last few days on the streets of Cardiff. And look who was there, none other than JOHN BARROWMAN. There was also some other stuff pertinent but I don't want to be too spoilery (although I am keeping away from plot spoilers this year) but it does involve an actor who has been mentioned in the last couple of posts. 'Citing, if anything! Also HUGH GRANT has revealed he was asked to be the Doctor (they got some guy called CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON instead...) but he said no. Turns out, he regrets that move now! So they (again, not the government) have asked him to play a part. Dunno if it'll be this season (maybe a bit too late) but I look forward to it nonetheless. Why isn't the phrase 'all the more' one word too?
What could have been.
Elsewhere in TV Land. Nothing outstanding, although NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS was hilarious with the inevitable fallout from PRESTON ("... out of Preston & Chantelle...") and his antics. Download-wise, I laughed loudly at the following quote from THE SIMPSONS:
CLEETUS: Hey Brandeen! Empty out the tub, we's makin' rum.
BRANDEEN: Can't use the tub, i'm drowning rats in it.
CLEETUS: Still??? Are you drowning 'em or makin' love to them?
I expect they'll get a lot of d'oh from this movie!
There's another trailer for their movie and you can see it, as well as the others, HERE. Life-wise, we changed our English tutorial at Uni 'cos of the terrible NAME DELETED and her stoopid opinions. Apparently she flaked out (not my words, source can be named if requested) in another tutorial, silly cow. Don't be sh*t, that's my advice. Don't be sh*t. As mentioned last week, I got GARAGEBAND and it has pretty much taken over my life (much to the dismay of my partner). Got an excellent new microphone, you can see it HERE if you like. If you are desperate to hear my new stuff then you can get in touch but I will be putting the results up on MYSPACE soon.
What kind of role does a hungry dog get in a film?
A bit part.
Til the next time