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The Ramblings of a Reluctant Civil Servant

Can we Eh Can we ? is it time yet ?
I started to write a carefully thought out post at the weekend on Iran's detention of 15 UK Marines operating under a UN mandate. I wrote it looking at the past Anglo Iranian relationship and the abilty of the UN to show either a spine or balls.

However as time goes by I am becoming increasingly bored with the feckwits.

Diplomacy be hanged, (which is after all what they want to do to our captured marines) can we start bombing Iran yet eh ? can we? eh ? can we ?

"If Carlsberg made Corporate Awaydays..... "
If Carlsberg made Staff Awaydays ..... this would be the best awayday EVER.

The only two venues for our Staff Awayday are ....
Wait for it......

HMS Belfast or.....

The Imperial War Museum....

Awooga Awoooga Awooga !

I bet the women and any peace loving Hippies are absolutely fed up....I on the other hand am 'aving hoops !

....now, if I wear my Kriegsmarine jacket I wonder if anyone will notice !

You can't take the 'Force' from me.
According to my favourite monthly read SFX magazine, Star Wars has been ousted from its position of Best Ever Sci-Fi Film.


However, I'm not entirely sure that that a survey carried out among 3,000 readers of SFX constitutes a sufficiently robust enough evidence base to make such a grand statement.

While undoubtedly a cracking good little movie there is no way in the ‘Verse that I’d acknowledge Serenity as the best ever Sci-Fi Movie.

In fact while I adore all things Star Wars Episode IV , I’m not even sure that Star Wars should hold the title. Most exciting, yes, most influential yes, most popular (probably), most original (probably). But there are other sci-fi films which you could argue on an academic level are better than Star Wars, there are some corkers out there.

I can’t believe that Serenity is one of them !!!

The list of top 10 films is below…and I think you’ll agree it’s a bit subjective (wonder what the age demographic of respondees was?!- soppy list!):

1. Serenity
2. Star Wars (pictured)
3. Blade Runner
4. Planet of the Apes
5. The Matrix
6. Alien
7. Forbidden Planet
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
9. The Terminator
10. Back to the Future

I see Equilibrium didn’t make the list then… !

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me.

Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me.

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity

You can't take the sky from me.