Jun 27, 2012
commented on What Do You Think of the Dredd Trailer?
I'd have liked to see a bit more humor in it. While there have been lots of good stories that play "Judge Dredd" straight (including the one that they appear to have based this movie on) he was originally created as a parody of Dirty Harry style tough-guy cops and i think the very best Dredd stories remember that. I want to see Simps and Belly-wheels and Boingers!
May 11, 2012
commented on The Gossip's New Joyful Noise
At first glance it's just sort of ugly, but after staring at it for a bit you notice something interesting. Ditto's face is carefully obscured in such a way as to hide the fact that she is a bigger lady. But right in front of that is the hand which is pudgy and deliberately made to look pudgier by the bracelet and nails. It's interesting. I don't know for sure what it's trying to say but it's interesting.
May 11, 2011
commented on This Week in Patois
I live in Dublin. You take any random person off the street and while they will most likely have studied irish in school for about 13 of 14 years at primary and secondary level, they probably won't know more than a handful of irish phrases.