What I Love About The World

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

8. Pablo Picasso







I thought it was about time I snuck some dope paintings into this love-list. I'm opting for Pablo Picasso if we're talking about 20th century Spanish artists (controversy provoked etc etc). I thought Rob/Jules etc would like the bottom 2 paintings, Class A stimulus, bendable colours, lines and swirls.

Don't get me wrong, Pablo Picasso was a massive cunt, but he was a genius

Sunday, January 29, 2006

7. Family


Devoid from the farce, self-abuse and decadence of the last entry, Family = the best thing in the world. This is going to be concise, I just wanted to pay homage to the solid base (plateau) that my family represents for me, unconditional love and such blah.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

6. Campus 14

The Ark


(Holly?) Willoughby Hall

Sherwood Hall


Rutland Hall

Nightingale Hall


Derby Hall


Cavendish Hall


Ancaster Hall

So we didn't manage 14 bars in 4 hours, but we did do 9 in 3.5 hours and two big drinks in the last place.

Interesting Events:

  • 10 pints in 200 minutes
  • Scaling a tree
  • Scaling a fence
  • Hill-Rolling
  • Exposure (qua Library Nudity)
  • Bin-Diving

Over the course of the evening we managed to drink enough alcohol in a quick enough period of time to get us (me) stupidly silly. I'm not an aggressive drunk so i didn't get in any fights (although some hooped pink-tshirt clad chav in Derby Hall copped some eye violence from me due to his sniggery blinkered world-view outlook on shit) but we did do some "crazy shit". This included jumping on some wrought iron fencing and attempting ascent before a stocky security guard escorted us off the premises under the pretense of taking us to the nearest bar yet actually just showing us out a back door and locking it behing us. Oher stuff = going to bars that looked like scenes out of the TV version of "Cluedo", challenged (?) to expose myself to the Night Crowd in the cafe/computer room of the Hallward Library (sorry), noticing that there's another library on campus that i would like to have performed this grotesque act outside because it's called the George Green Library, climbing trees and star-gazing.

Up a tree (arm visible)

On "The Downs" (transit)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

5. The Anticipation Of Finishing One's Exam And Getting Wrecked Doing Campus 14


Everyone knows that exams are pretty bent, how many facts can you cram into your head and write down on a shitty bit of paper before the clock runs out, what a farce, wouldn't catch Phaedrus (Zen reference, Duncan/Bill/Dave/Howard/Rich/I would like that - add yourself to this list now, go buy it) advocating that sort of assessment (shit). Anyway, I finish mine today with a lovely module entitled Philosophy of Art (aesthetics etc sic). I am squealing with delight (inside) at the thought of pulling a " Campus 14" on Nottingham University Campus immediately after vacating the (dirty/striplit/overly-hot) exam hall. This consists of 14 bars, 1 for each of the Halls, over 4/5 hours, a pint or 2 bottles or 2 shots in each. which leaves us about 15 minutes in each bar. it could be messy, hopefully i'll sneak some photos...


Luckily we have the best campus in the country, so it should be fun.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

4. Scrabble en Bretagne

Fourth in this list is scrabble in Brittany (it was a toss up between this and Kim Thayil, legendary shredster from Soundgarden). There is no better environment for such word based fun than a sunlit farmhouse garden in France, with chilled beer to hand, Beethoven pumping out in the background, and beautiful scenery to gape/gawp at. I recommend this experience to anyone (scrabble is optional)

Monday, January 23, 2006

3. The Doors

Simply put, The Doors are the greatest band to have ever graced this planet.


Although they only released 6/7 studio albums, each one of these manages to beautifully combine all the genres ever such as blues, rock, jazz, funk, fucking everything, into 70 or so of the most perfectly crafted and sexy songs ever. Lyrically I can think of no band better, Iconically (sic?) I cannot conjure an image of a more sublime-spearhead-troubador of a frontman than Jim.

Another thing i love about The Doors is that their 1st and last album are (clearly/beyond debate) the two best, embodying the musical dialectic that all bands should be motivated by riding along (cf Radiohead and Tool).

And their singer died when he was 27

And Jim Morrison is an anagram of "Mr Mojo Risin"

My Top 4 Doors Songs

  • The End
  • Riders On The Storm
  • Love Her Madly
  • LA Woman

Jim Morrison, the Lizard King

1943-1971

"I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then - whoosh, and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again, and they won't be able to forget me - ever. "

"Drugs are like a bet with your mind."

(after the deaths of Hendrix and Joplin) "You're drinking with number three."

Sunday, January 22, 2006

2. Harry Hill's TV Burp

The best thing about Harry Hill is his tongue. It always seems to poke out and curl up a bit like Mike's parrot. This programme never fails to have any viewer in hysterics for the 20 minute duration, it is a small but perfectly-formed nugget of tv-soap-comedy gold.
As you all know, Harry Hill was formerly a GP and has a medicine degree and a string of failed marriages behind him. This makes me love the man even more, I repsect him for jacking in his prior job and venturing out on an occupation that has far more importance/worth in terms of putting something back into society. Why bother saving people's lives when you can make them laugh like this about NAIL BARS and THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT: FIGHT for what time they have left on this earth.?

Saturday, January 21, 2006

1. Taking A Slash Outside


There is nothing quite like the feeling of passing water en plein air as it were. Whipping it out on a fresh winter's morning and proceeding to empty a bladder which is perpetually full due to the cultivation of a 40-Cups-a-day Tea habit feels fucking great ('seriously though' it's not 40 that would be unhealthy). Also the nicest bit about the whole experience is that I really feel like I'm putting something back into nature, a sort of unholy bond with ecosystems across the world.

My Top 4 Places To Do "This" (no particular order)
  • Uni Garden (Nottingham) - at least 8 different types of tree, squirrels and 5 bird species
  • Garden Home (Maldon) - do it at 3.30 pm and all the mum's picking up their kids from the school next door can hear you
  • Outisde Special Reserve (Chelmsford) - i remember doing this once when drunk, it lacked the foliage of the former, but i could see my old school so it felt like i was "sticking it to the system" (or it did at the time) and this is a positive blog experiment so i retract all such angst and ill-feeling
  • Against a tree in France on a warm summer's evening - you're missing out

Friday, January 20, 2006

Intro

Hello world. The motivation behind this site is wholly down to my desire to explore the positive side of my character, to investigate what things make me happy, to explore the beauty and opportunities offered up by experience of the world. As such, this enterprise will consist of no negativity or expression of negative emotions: a dangerous and repressive experiment I hear you cry. Alas no, (perhaps) I've spent too much of my precious time expounding upon things that make me angry or unhappy in previous experiments, so I'm very in touch with this side of my personality already. See you soon, George.