Africa United - A Must See

So yesterday, I went to cinemas aiming to watch 'Life As We Know It' or 'Easy A' oblivious to the fact that there might have been a better choice available until my cousin/bff/movie partner suggested 'Africa United'. Initially it was all laughs & giggles as the characters were gradually introduced. The story sees three penniless Rwandan children take off across Africa on a mission to get to the 2010 World Cup, where one of them has been selected to appear in the opening ceremony.

An irksome yet endearing back-drop that gambols from HIV clinic to perilous jungle and from child soldiers to sex tourists. All the while, the kids just keep on smiling, tackling all manner of horrors with extrovert am-dram stylings and metaphorical swigs of Sunny Delight. Not to mention the catchy soundtracks to go along, I beg you to come out of it dry eyed!

In my opinion it's easily the 'Movie Of The Year'!

Self Pity

I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.

- D. H. Lawrence

Abdi Farah

Where I've been...

This month's burned through real quick & I kinda want the days back. Another growth spurt this month, I'm a year older. Looking back, I may have not done much this year but I've learned alot, picked up some new hobbies & let go of 2 or more habits. Made new friends & cut ties with some that really weren't worth a damn.

Here's to new beginings!

Banksy goes to Springfield

UK graffiti artist Banksy has created a controversial title sequence for long-running US animation The Simpsons. It is the first time an artist has been invited to storyboard part of the show.

The extended sequence was apparently inspired by reports the show outsources the bulk of their animation to a company in South Korea.