Many people would say to me

"Tom, what DVDs do you have, and what DVDs do you want"

I would then reply, "why? and also you forgot a question mark there."

To which they would say "shush foul being. For I have a vested interest/want to get you presents/love your choice of films"

Anyway, I made a list, mainly for my use, but also mainly cos I have floppy hair. Its not really in alphabetical order yet, cos the site I used is pants at doing that. Error on my part:

- will come later, cos I left my list at Uni *shakes fist*

Let there be film trailers

and there was. And they were only good. Check out some films I am suspecting may be sexy next year in trailer format:


Smokin' Aces

The Number 23

Ghost Rider




Hot Fuzz


The Simpsons Movie

Dan's Birthday Extravaganze

Unfortunately I can't seem to upload photos at the moment which is a tad annoying but I shall publish them at a later point. Went out to bromley last night to celebrate Dan reaching another 365.25 days older. We had a damn good time, and a decent amount of alcohol was embraced and now thanks to Simone's house placement I could get dragged home moderately safely.

Actually I wasn't really drunk so was cool.

bo yeah

More later, but for now I've testing out a new firefox extension called Performancing (for la blogging).

woo I just bought team america, moulin rouge, memento, butterfly effect, fight club and dodgeball all for an average price of £4.42 as well from ChoicesUK. Thanks to their sexy sale and a 5% off code. Goooooo credit card!

"Sometimes the world needs to shut up a bit"

Geek fest arama

Had a grooby night last night involving an xbox 360, a Wii and an N64 round the twits house. I think I proved I'm highly pants. The wii seemed a bit disappointing though it gave me and Dan a splitting headache for some reason, though that may have been the beer at the Harvy before we started gaming. We stayed the night then ran away to our own abodes. rock on.


Your impossible, is my "just a sec"

I have decided its time to stop laying back and not getting stuff and time to be pro-active. Not till after Christmas though ;) you knows it.

So what have I been up to? fucking shit up, that's what. We had a highly hilarious time in the Harvy on Friday night, many an innuendo and sexual joke was made and we all heartily laughed over a number of bevvys. Damn foggy as well, though I got a lift there (from Simunge's mum) and a lift back (from young Daniel).

Onwards and the next day we went avec our cars to the Estuary of Whitsable to meet Sir Rex, and no sooner had we arrived than we perambulated to a really nice pub with the best lager in I've had for ages (XXXX). After a couple of pints we returned triumphant and a Thai Green Curry was constructiminated by Adam and Rex, which was of the highest standard. Following this we drank in a relaxed manner and various 360 and Playstation games were played. good times by all, though would have been nice to do something more as a group, but still good.


It's like that time when I used Shazam has the title. and the other time I did that. and the time before that. ad infinium.

You might be thinking "Tom, my eyes need to feast upon some ever so slightly changing pictures in sequence to create the illusion of movement and animation" NO FEAR!. well actually you should fear some stuff, like lawyers and cats with lasers on their eyes and those suspiciously flexible dwarfs. But don't fear the previous thought, for I will provide you with... the new transformers trailer!!!!... oh yes baby

further more, check this out. It made me laugh:

Serious Post: Part II

hey you sexy sexy people, if, like me, you read my blog frequently and with an avid enthusiasm you may well see the title of this blog and fear the worst. Unfortunately the worse is here.

Over the past week or so my dad's been in the hospice (in Penge - like a hospital except for terminal patients), well since Sunday or so my dad's pain became much worse and they had to administer an even stronger cocktail of drugs that normal, indeed worse than a Woo Woo. So he became unconscious the whole time so he couldn't feel too much pain, my mum's been staying in the hospice 24 hours since then. Well until now,

I left the hospice around midnight this morning, that's about 6 hours ago, shite its nearly 6am. Anyway, stop distracting me u temptresses, so I messed around on the net, mocked Stu and read some comics in the bath, as you do, on my DS. at around 3ish I was in bed but heard a taxi outside, was my mum.

Dad died at around 2 something am this morning. Now I come to think of it I should of said that straight away, but you know me with my stories and use of humour as a coping mechanism *nods*. I've not told anyone yet, mainly cos all you lazy fools are asleep now, but my blog seems the best way to tell people first.

So please, if you read this, tell other people, trust me its easier to know from someone else than from the guy whose just lost his dad. I imagine anyway. Luckily I was prepared so I'm doing alright, and yeth I'm still going Rexxor's on saturday, cos ya can't keep me down :P

Just as a reference this is the original post from 2nd august. Love ya kiddies.... thats me loving you lot, not lovin your children, damn your eyes.

hey gorgeous

that's right, its time to go to the land of Orp. Where dreams are shattered and livers stabbed to destruction. no fear though, not only has my computer been on for 56 Days, 22 Hours, 22 Minutes, 40 Seconds but I leave you with this collection of interesting facts to digest:

100 things we didn't know last year


apparently denise richards threw some journalist's laptop off a balcony and it hit an 80 year old woman in a wheelchair. I drew you all a picture to help you imagine it.

Disclaimer: old woman was okay

and so the ipod juggernaught continues to eat into our lives



do you think the Wii has the technology to be able to run Half Life? what about Half life 2? I'm one of the last to say that graphics is the be all and end all, but there's being focused on gameplay and there's ignoring technological advancement?

either that or cats.

Spot the Difference

Awesome 2 days

On Sunday we traversed via an automobile to the far off pubular house of Double Locks, where 50% of our AI group didn't turn up because they thought it had been burnt down. Burnt down my ass..... not that it was actually burnt down inside my ass, cos I doubt not only would it fit but would be wildly disturbing for anyone participating. Or in fact just knowledgeable of the event.

Was a nice chilled luncheon and a drink or two. In ze evening I invade the house of Stu and we cube'd (thats the ghetto way of say we played upon the Nintendo Gamecube console). We also saw a shizer episode of torchwood.... stop thinkin about my ass!

Yesterday went to see The Holiday with Katie and Claire which was pretty awesome mainly cos I'm 50% girl and twas very much like Love Actually. Plus it had Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black in, all of whom are a veritable feast of good. We then went on to the Firehouse which was stupidly Christmassy and cosy, coulda stayed there all day.

However we didn't and I went to the impy avec Nick and Kath and Stu for Kath's b-day celebratory bash, after increasing our group number we went to Stars, which serves the goddamn best ribs ever. mmm ribs. I have no doubt some shocking photos will appear online later. We then chilled round my "gaff".

Holy Cute Panties!

a very christmassy game for a very christmassy season


you, loyal reader, need a face

And so I'm off to Double Locks, for luncheon and AI based discussion.

Currently Creaming myself over:

Death Cab for Cutie - I will follow you into the dark

Exotic Sunsets:

Wait, dammit I spelt Exeter as "Exotic" my bad *winks to the camera seductively*

Zeus says to stop bugging him

So I got back from campus at 9am yesterday, which was nice, I then slept from 10am till 10pm, and have been up ever since. I need to SLEEP during the night, seriously. Ah, well, I'll sort that out 2nite, I spent the night watching Bones and stuff.

Death Cab For Cutie, are awesome, their new album Plans is "cushty". So take that.

Ad humourously rang me drank last night, and then I made him buy like 3 games on ebay with my floppy hair. It looks a nice day today, so I might get out the house and explore the world.

It also may be time to tidy my room like a crazy ass motherfucker, and poss gym if I have the energy.


Can't chat I'm on the phone to Zeus, chatting about that time it was 4.30am and I was on campus beating the crap outta Ares while cutting down my essay.

Yeah now bitches. Caffiene is failing me, I suspect more coffee is needed. Its slowly being reduced and I've just about done my matlab. Stu and Dan as company rock, though the fact I'm giggling quite often in a high pitch voice may help.

oh yes.

A small update for you lovely lovely children

Thats right kids, I've peaked at 5500 words, though 500 of that is references, so in fact 5000. Then I cut it down to like 4000, but now I've written more so its up to like 4500.

Stupid amount of stuff to write, even me seducing Ed failed to increase my word limit. Which I note is 3000 + 10% lee-way + as much as I can get away with but don't tell Ed

Now I shall work my ickle socks off. away with thee

hey you. aren't we bashful today

You'll be glad to hear I've just got back from the old library basement where I've been working on my essay since 9.30, thats 6 hours and I've managed to write 3000 words.

Whoa tom, you might say, "awesome, you've finished" unfortunately not fair maiden for in the confusion I've only written half my essay in those 3000 words, and I have so many papers to include my soul is destroying me. And before anyone mentions "blah blah blah only need to use a few blah blah blah you don't need to use them all" yes I bloody well do. So there.

So in conclusion, you, me, a bucket of AI papers and the department till late. You knows it. *sigh*

I need to go organise my papers on my floor now cos my brain can't cope with them in a folder. oh and in case it all feels futile, check out my 43Things and 43Places linked to on the right after all the links.

hey I've got a new challenge for David Blaine

Try not to be a prick for 5 minutes.

Whoa dunno where that came from, bit scathing really. Check This:

That's a pile of UK Wii's don't ya know it.

Yes I know I should be working, I'm just having some lunch cos apparently the electricity in the cafe Ritazza is the sort that doesn't charge my electric. The non-existent kind.

Experiment 1

Aim: To see if I can work all day, efficiently and continuously from 9am till 11pm.

Assumptions: That I do not get distracted by, my DS, the internet, moving objects, breasts.

Minor objectives: Write my essay in full, so that for the next 2 days I'm just improving the basic content.

Requirements: Sandwiches, Caffeine, Skillery and no tom-foolery.


New Halo 3 trailer makes me wanna get an Xbox 360:

it was like that time I did no work and wondered why I hadn't done my essay

just like that time I went "BOOM" and a hundred kids died and then there were people crying and screaming. Understandably really as I'd just murdered 100+ kids in plain sight of everyone, and the mess it would cause, professional cleaning is so expensive these days. Have you noticed? I mean what do they do more than I could do with a mop and some sponges. Okay so kid blood is slightly adhesive, but seriously, with all the tears it'll stay wet before someone grabs some kitchen roll, and then you can DAB PEOPLE DAB, don't rub for fucks sake. Useless, maybe this is why we need professional cleaners, anyway I then had to find a way home as the blood had run onto the tube tracks and thats always a safety hazard. So the tubes were delayed AGAIN which had a knock on affect for the trains, and the buses, and I'm suspecting at this rate the rollerskating community. I don't know why I bother sometimes.

So how was your day?

ROFLicial Intelligence

check this out, if you haven't, funnie:

I also thought I would include this little humour from Weird Al's site that cracked me up (from a FAQ):

Kevin of Lexington, Ohio asks: I thought I had heard a rumor about the upcoming album being your last one. Is there any truth to this?

Absolutely not. "Poodle Hat" was my last album. My upcoming album is my next one. I don't know how these silly rumors get started.

Artificial Intelligence Joke of the Day:

LOLcycle Pump

Sexual Consent (pssst its a link y'all)

you, my dear, smell of face

I'm tired. but awake. take that buddha!

Luckily my next port of call is the Cafe Ritazza in about 5 minutes, for coffee and to wash some clothes. Not that I'm gonna wash my clothes in the cafe, cos that would be stupid, and lacking in class. So instead I'll wash them at the next door laundry room.

Today is my day to write notes on all my research, after this I plan to write 3000 words tomorrow. Then on monday do my matlab. Then on Tuesday fix the 3000 words of crap that I wrote on Sunday. then on Wednesday panic because I probably haven't followed this plan of action in the slightest and will still have 3000 words to write.

Rumour has it I also have to go the fabled Old Library today. I don't know if its even open though. oh wait yeah it is but staffing ends at 12.45, crap.

I think I have smoothie up my nose.

Films to See:

  • Saw 3
  • Borat
  • Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny
  • Eragon
  • The Holiday
  • 300
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Transformers
  • The Simpsons

Luckily I'm going to see The Pick of Destiny now.

Hey Kids

It doesn't matter how much Stir Fry ingredients you buy it still won't make you suddenly own a frying pan/wok.

I sometimes feel like I spend the day keeping my life sustained, i.e. washing, food, lectures etc. and then use the evening to work my socks off. I'm sure somehow I'm not using time effectively.

I can't help but also feel that although scarves are practical, they're very stupid at the same time. Also I'm sure sleep was only invented so there is a time electrical gadgets can be charged with minimal fuss and inconvenience.

Interest Statistic of the Day:

I have spent £1806.67 on ebuyer in my life time. Those lucky devils

"Marketing Slogan made up by Icelandic Dan" of the day

"Don't starve, dead men don't DS"

A quote I've liked for a while:

"I was walking along a path with two friends-- the Sun was setting-- suddenly the sky turned blood red. I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence. There was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city. My friends walked on, and as I stood there trembling with anxiety, I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature."
- Edvard Munch

So take that Zeus

Tom's Out of Date Technology collection:

That's right boys and gals, lets check out what technology I still use that is ridiciously out of date and hurts my soul:

1) Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen 20gb

About 3 and half years old, it's actually a laptop harddrive in an mp3 player metal shell. My screen backlight hasn't worked for over 2 years and its battery time is getting a bit suspicious but I love it with my soul. Possibly the most indestructable mp3 player ever, I've dropped it onto concrete by accident before and dents can be easily hammered out by unscrewing the shell. No stupid DRM software, just plays my mp3s with skill and clarity. Bonus.

2) My Dell m770 CRT monitor
Nuff said. Sucks, probably burning my retinas, though its lasted me *thinks* probably 6 years?

3) My PC

Again 3 years old, with a graphics card that can't physically play the latest games and sometimes has a hissy fit. A processor that's lasted me well but is severely behind the times and one of the hard drives has a fetish for deleting my mp3s during its trimonthly crashes. Somehow its still stupidly stable running Windows XP Professional, current uptime is 41 Days, 1 Hours, 10 Minutes, 43 Seconds. Take that global warming. (disclaimer: photo not of my PC, experiences may vary)

4) Panasonic VS6
Due to me being a stupidly poor student, instead of getting the latest nokia I had to get this heap of cheapness when my K750i broke. Its surprisingly good value for money, but lacks a screen on the front so I have no idea who is calling and can't ignore it when people like Stu call. It also has a crap amount of memory and its software is slightly pondersome.

4) HP-Compaq nx9005 Laptop
Over 3 years old it has the power and skill of a spaktarded dead baby lemming. Though it still has its uses when working on campus, it can barely run two things at once and has a suspiciously reduced in power during its lifespan. There was a time when it could play Vice City. I won't bore you with the specs, but needless to say, the battery lasts about 1.5 hours. Shit cakes anonymous. It also weighs 3.6 tons and is larger than my love for tuna.

5) Casio EX-Z4B Camera
Not that bad, 4 megapixels, but I can't fecking record more than 60 seconds of vid before it stops. Whats the damn point in that?! plus I can't hack it. Still its pretty good, except I got ripped off cos I bought it from Dixons. Yeah that girl is in my room. BAM.


Check out the new mac adverts, not exactly selling the macs as such, just quite jolly and funny:

Flash skills

Whoa, some dude has made the a very small section of the original halflife playable via Flash. Its pretty impressive, although not much u can do as its like an alpha.

New Review

70 Pennsylvania Road

Why I love Brand New:

Well Jesus Christ I'm alone again,
So what did you do those three days you were dead?
Cause this problem's gonna last
More than the weekend.
Well Jesus Christ I'm not scared to die
I'm a little bit scared of what comes after.
Do I get the gold chariot?
Do I float through the ceiling?

Post grad Christmas Party

Seriously, I need to stop with the alcohol, it hurts my soul, my kidneys, my liver and my heart. Stupid everything. Awesome party though, some odd music to start with but that soon got fixed and then there was drinking and gaffawing. Not to mention many a mince pie.

Then me and Stu started to do shots from the pretty hot bar woman and it ended up like this:

New things!

So I'm feeling janker than Jank McJank from the Jank clan, but check out these new things I have:

Ipod Shuffle

Which on a scale of 1 to sexy, just yes. And its 15g!, how stupidly cute is that. Was only 55 quid which ain't too bad, and will be good for exercise etc.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

Not only one of the best titles of an album but also totally incredible. Brand New's latest album, took a while to get into, now I can't stop listening to it. Expect a review soon.

The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D's new album of wonder from their film of the same name. Ownage, though maybe not as good as their first effort. Check it though.

External Harddrive

I also got an uber cheap (39.99) 160gb harddrive for when I got home at christmas to store stuff on and the such like as I'm not probably driving home.

A swarm of updates to smite you with

Check this: I got 95% and 98% in the two courseworks I worked in the ungodly hours to do. They were worth 20% and 40% of modules respectively. AWESOME. Now I'm bored of updating, I'm going to Thursday Night Live 2nite, take that along with these updates I did:

Pooled Co-variance matrices

hello dear friends, your faithful tom, has something he must confide
Look at my hands,
they're vastly weird, there's chickens growing inside
you can scream right now, you can scream tomorrow, but while
you're standing there
could you pass that bucket,
oh blast it and fuck it, I wish I didn't have to swear
but your too slow to help, and
quite suspicous at that, you see it is too late
I've exploded all over, your
cashmere throw over, some say what a terrible fate
But worst than that, is this rhyming shat, with no
consistency throughout
of syllables or rhymes, and a plethera of crimes, of
english grammer no doubt

zOMG matHAX!

All you budding mathematical crazy people, check out this:

cool eh? Alternatively check out Russian/Peasant multiplication for all your mathematical needs

yeah take that, along with your face

Bam... and still didn't update

I, like many a straight male or lesbian, probably like this idea:

yeah I didn't do enough

eat this:

It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination. - Douglas Adams

Per heaped teaspoon

so... I suck don't I? I still haven't updated. Here's my promise to you, I'm gonna go away and work now, if I get a decent amount done by say, 10/10.30 I'll update like a king of the mofos. Otherwise you're all doomed to eternal lack of my updates. Check this after the jump:


'Playing on facebook is like sitting in a fridge, cool but pointless.'

sandwich fetish yes/no?

Moderately quick update: This weekend mikey J came down to the Ex and we rolled all over the town drinkin like mofos until ending back at my place with Chloe et Stu, drinking our weight in vodka and snackerals. Love Tesco. We played stupid games like Ring of Fire. Which hurts people

In the morning extrapolated some breakfast and then cruised around town for a bit. Finally we went to see Casino Royale... more on that later you sexy bunnies.

Right in your pie storage cabinet

You remember those times last year when I used to work non stop all night on campus, and come back dead and hallucinating? Well do you? no? then you should fecking read my blog more.

Anyway last night started work at around 8pm I think (though I'd been working all day as well I think) on Neural Networks and Generic and Transferable Skills. At around 9.30 I sprinted to Clydesdale house for 30min to see some of Thursday Night Live. Then ran back and finally finished at fecking 6.03am, which is more stupid than a lot of stuff. Luckily Dan was up on campus till 4am to keep my sanity. Stu was there as well, but I kill him with my shoe.

Then for the next hour I tidied my stupid room, and went to bed at 7am, to be woke up at 10am by room inspector. After this I got an email around 12 just before some lectures from Tammy saying I didn't hand one of the courseworks in. With good reason, I flipped out and ran up to campus and slapped her and ron around till they found it and loved me for being awesome. Then that I had lectures and shit to go to, and fell asleep this arvo.

IT SUCKS. I better get a good grade.


A sane man may claim I've only just arrived back from campus (Time check: 06:51) and I've had so much caffeine that not only are my arms shaking but I'm not actually that tired yet. I have however managed to finish my work.

Yes I'm behind on updating. Much more later. In the mean time just wait refreshing this page.

Less Than Jake

Awesome gig, totally sweaty as a fucktart. I must have drank about 10 litres of water or something stupid. Don't combine gigging with beer. The lead singer nearly started on the bouncers for beating up some kid. Sam even got to go on stage, check it foo:


Ahem well yes. Look I'm gonna be honest I'm updating this on the 23rd Nov. So here's a snippet of info we found out tomorrow. Turns out Sam cracked a rib in the mosh pit, which is quite impressive really.


Housewarming of Adam and Cory

Once upon a time my dear chums, I ventured forth to the magical land that is the drug infested cest pool called Bristol. However it turns out all my preconceptions of this derogatory land of mischief were wrong.

I met the one they call Adam at lunch time and we chilled in some pub that wasn't owned by Wetherspoons. That may shock you, but thats the way we roll. After a few pints of amber nectar we skipped and we hopped through a very nice part of bristol if I do say, the main street anyway, to his abode. With some sexy timing we met Rex, Andy, and Simone outside, and soon progressed inward.

Damn nice apartment tbh, made me feel like I should sort my life out rather than just sucking at Java tests for the 3rd year. I got 65%, yeah its a merit but I wanna be the best *stamps feet*

Anyway, uber apartment, and then we went and got some alcomohol and curry. mmmm after gobbling it all up the party began, with drinks, and strange people with the same name as me who drink way to much for their own good. Yes it sounds like me, but not any more fellow journeyman, I am a sexy reformed character. or something. Finally we went off to some pub/club that was expensive and packed, but was alright

In conclusion: Great weekend and spent lots of money that I don't have.



Is it wrong to live on a diet of caffiene?

Yes. Of course it is. What sort of question is that?

I'd like to in-joke you

right in the eye. Today I have mostly been buying Richard Dawkin's - The God Delusion , I'm hoping it'll be interesting if slightly overzealous in its point. Only £7.95 as well, more bargainous than Xenu himself.

I saw two dead people yesterday. Though their bones were amalgamated into one, which resulted in a very short person somehow, and not 4 legs as you might imagine. Thats right I went on our weekly (or so it seems) AI social in the Well House Tavern, much hilarity was had and I didn't drink too much which is always a bonus for my probably dying liver.

and so...


The only good photo from my disposable camera, I think it got Fuxxored.

I just had a jacket potato with tuna mayo

Beat that.

It's celebration time you fiesty people, this is my 568th Post! You know what that means - that's right I've run out of things to say...


and there were ferrets everywhere.


As you can probably infer from the title I did indeed go to the Death Fest which is Ottery St Mary. And although it was freeeeezing cold and my eye juice froze I had a great time in the end. I went on the Dodgems with Kath - who is a driving maniac, went on a spinny spinny ride, which was freezing but awesome. and I also saw Alex and his posse and Katie/Claire/Dave de la Hardcore/Andy which was dope. And I bought a can of beer from a playschool, which was probably good thing as that was one less that the 12 year old kids could buy or the retard drunkard emo kids.
There Was Fire:

There was Stu and Kath:

There were signs:

And there was danger:

If I was a woman I would rule the world

With the combination of my awesomeness (ahem) and a woman's effort I do believe the leaders of this world would cower at my very presence. Similar to the "Boing" guy I met in WHS smiths who walked into the shop with a toy train in his hand and exclaimed to me sincerely a single word. Which was "Boing" as u may have guessed.

Is it also possible to reach the limit of your intellect? On Friday I totally fucked up a Java exam, like afterwards when peeps were talking it seemed as though I had got EVERYTHING wrong, not sure how I managed that. And it was worth 2% of our degree. GOD dammit.

I forgot to mention, as I haven't blogged, that we had an Applied Artificial Intelligence social on the day of Monday in The Olde Firehouse. Was good fun and even the ledge who is Ed turned up for a few beers and hilarity.

Finally check out my review of Hoodwinked, the 3D laugh fest of the autumn.

Things you didn't know about Tom:

I've never owned a Hi-Fi system.

Omg Google rule

Oki so bigger better posts later for now, I just used Google Scholar. and it must have detected my IP address being from the University of Exeter and some articles have the link "find at Exeter" next to them. Awesome.

Okay so this is a seriously

awesome idea for a party. Some of the costumes are incredible and uber funny

The Most Offense Costume Party Ever:

I blog therefore I have work to do

I love getting up early

I don't know why I don't do it more often, mainly because I get distracted late at night and don't get to sleep till late. But when ever I get up early I have sooo much time in the day, and the day before starts to feel like a long time ago, which shows I'm living more life. Or something of similar effect. I love being awake.

damn the world tearing us apart like crazy fools attached to God's morning muffin

I was pondering

Google loves Firefox, they're all like, "yo Homeboy, do no evil, get Firefox" which is a good point, however most(?) people who have Firefox use Adblock Plus, which blocks all the ad's they make most of their money from. Talk about paradox. No really, you have 1 minute, no repetition, deviation or hesitation. You are using Adblock Plus yeah....?

GRAPH ALERT!!11!11!!one!!!111

Other points on interest: I stupidly forgot my phone doesn't adapt to the clocks going back. So I woke up at 7am. It's fine I've done two loads of washing and had 2 coffees and a BLT from the Cafe Ritazza.

Kill a man, and all you have left is a poodle

That's right, I'm up at 7am. This does not bode well, however my headache has gone, partly thanks to some crazy ass wack dreams I was having. Today I must work like a crazed man.

shh I need to have a shower

blast it all to hell

Okay so I've wasted the day so far in part to me waking up late, and waking up with a headache to kill all. *grumbles* and no amount of water or caffeine has fixed it. Not only this but I watched Smallville then Disney's High School Musical, which while being time well spent.... I shoulda been doing work.


more later when I can think in a straight line.

Challenge 1:

Create a myspace page that is not a proud display of extreme crap web design. I intend to prove that it can't all me myspace's fault, but the myspace user community who know nothing about good design.

Deadline: 2010.

Things you (probably) didn't know about Tom - Part 2:

I have two scars on the side of my leg/arse where I jumped through a makeshift table and onto a glass that shattered. This happened last year....

Rock doesn't crush scissors

you racist hippies, it blunts them *tuts* when will ya learn

Reminder To The Tom:

To make Firefox searches open in a new tab use about:config then change


Mwahah Dirty freedom

so it would appear that the girl next door has moved out and no one is gonna be living there till the end of January, which means I've got the entire top floor to myself, check it:

and so with a new state of enlightened bliss I decided to do something crazy and have a bath as I wasn't scared anymore, unfortunately the bath turned out to be foolishly too small as this picture dictates:

No worries though, the water was warmer than death. New Firefox spell check rules, everything I type gets spell checked for me, it makes me warm and fuzzy inside.


roflcopter alert: The Internet Exploiter Team sent Firefox folks (Mozilla) a cake

Donnie Darko anyone?

Just had my first committee meeting as the SSLC representitive for Applied Artificial Intelligence. Somehow i ended up also being nominated onto some sort of Health and Safety Committee. I got the skillz.

Saw 3 looks pretty dope, and there is even a youtube trailer. Does anyone wanna go to Donnie Darko tonight with me? seriously it'll be dope. At the Picturehouse. Yeah. Also I shoulda seen Brick last night at cinsoc, apparently its the new Donnie Darko.

Went to Clysdale house last night, had a pizza and some drinks with teh stu, then worked a bit with Sam then worked till late... I may have said this all already but I can't remember. Isn't rain odd. It's like stuff falling from the sky, very strange, bit like liquids, they're really weird as well. Imagine if you lived somewhere where there was no liquid (I.e. u were some crazy ass alien) and came here, you would be like "Holy Moly Pudding and Pie, I've evolved past having an eye".

Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Tom - Part 1:

I wouldn't mind if alcohol was made illegal.

Holy moly, getfirefox

no really, new firefox is worth creaming over. NOW. do it.

*sigh* from here

If you use Internet Explorer, get firefox. If you using an old version of firefox, get firefox. If your using opera.... well at least try the new version of firefox.

Damn you Java, you win this round *shakes fist*

Just don't mention penis attacking moths to me and I'll be okay.

So. I've lost all inspiration and I need to get my review of Hoodwinked done quickly before people slap me. Mainly me. I may. Specialise. In. Short sentances. Then again maybe not, cos well I'm on campus again.

my blogging habit broke

mainly an update post for when I'm 60years old and think "hmm I wonder what I did on the weeked of the 21st of October". Well this is it:

On friday I cruised down spoons with Sarah and we had a cheap bottle of wine that hurt me and a western platter. the yum. On Saturday I'm not sure what I did, probably waste time.

Sunday Zoe came down and we all went out to walkabout and drank. then went to rocococococos and got free drinks cos Katie and rob knew the bar man. Bonus points.

Yesterday I didn't do anything, even go to lectures, but then saw Hoodwinked for free at the cinema with Sam, was much awesome, then went for coffee wit zoe and matt. Then library and watched a film with Sam.

Today I am shivering but up early, so bonus points, I need a shower. As I keep saying, hilarity later.

How is an Msc assessed?

Like this:

  • 70%+ Distinction. Work of exceptional standard reflecting outstanding knowledge of material and critical ability.
  • 60-69% Merit. Work with a well-defined focus, reflecting a good working knowledge of material and good level of competence in its critical assessment.
  • 50-59% Pass. Work demonstrating adequate working knowledge of material and evidence of some analysis.
  • 40-49% Condonable fail. Limited knowledge of core material and limited critical ability.
  • 0-39% Fail. Lacking in basic knowledge and critical ability

enough....enough now

no really. Enough dreams about my teeth falling out, even if it is by a lecturer who looks a lot like Ron Yang who uses tuning forks when I was asleep to remove my teeth to prove some valuable life changing lesson to me. Just no.

Delapitated Shrimp Time! Do the tangy dance ->

Snapshot from Love Actually

Yes I was watching it for like the 5th time, shut up I'm a girl, anyway, check it. The dude in the white coat, I own that coat! Well the same type anyway, it's Nike and from my nike days, oh the memories. Anyway. Hilarity later.

I'm just too post-grunge melodic hardcore for it now.

anyone wanna go for a drink?

seriously, I'm not lying, Lost In Translation is one of the greatest acted films ever. Love the stuff. I'm thinking of inspiration. any ideas? requests? pornographic displays of affection? perhaps a quart of whiskey?

okay you got me, I don't know what a quart is. Damn your eyes. I'll tell you one thing though, mug of coffee just got rid of my headache. oh no wait its coming back, MORE CAFFIENE.

Mini-Rant: The word tolerance shouldn't be used. We shouldn't be "tolerant" of other cultures, and races etc, because that sounds as if they're a burden we have to put up with. We should embrace like they are our own, but still feel pride in our own. Also we shouldn't concentrate on organising events for "International" students, we should just organise events for EVERYONE. The more we segregate situations and people the less productive we are on making this world a happy tangy place. so there.

I drew you a diagram to help:

whoa blogger is slow today

bit like my eye muscles still. What stimulation? check out my review of the Wizard of Oz:

Click it like its free of oppression

shit my LOLLERSKATES lost a wheel

Haw Haw just kidding, got ya there. Here's the actual Geography Lesson:

Question 1. What colour is spiderman's crayon?

Answer: Trick question, its not a colour, its Qubec.

Question 2. If Timmy was given 5 crayons, but John's coastal erosion was treated by a Spanish Doctor, how many crayons will it take to colour in Europe?

Answer: Trick Question - Timmy isn't a real person.

A Geography Lesson

This is Italy. Formed once out of the dregs of a spilt pint of water.

It's main exports are mo-peds, poncing about and hats. Gross Annual Nubla Rate is approx. 5.7 to every 3.

some HELP ME! please

derive this!:

The intention of this post is not to screw with your soul...

By the famous artist Tom "Le honk" Barker entitled "That time I realised why I probably don't understand anything"

I think I slept on my eye muscles

Happy hippo tango party time!

MAYDAY MAYDAY my roflcopter has sprang a leak:

well ding dong, the witch in bed

I may have misheard that come to think of it. Welcome to National "I'm sure the fact my margarine is near liquid in texture is fine" day.

More on my trip to Oz later.

I seem to have tomorrow off which is nice, and I'm still in turmoil whether to run for Events Co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Society. I'm not sure its what I want to do, and the politics within the guild are just too ridiculous and prevent any efficient action to be done. This doesn't help with people offering unconstructive critiscm and generally preventing anyone from accomplishing anything. Plus I really need to do this so called degree that I'm doing. Then again it would look good on my CV, but I still have Xnet, course rep and I may do some cinsoc stuff.

Damn girl next door trapsing all around the bathroom naked and wet, and obviously (from the foot prints) going to the toilet in a wet state.

You know what the best tattoo ever would be? one of a sundial shape on the underside of your for-arm, and then when you stick your middle finger up towards say north, u would be able to tell the time. priceless really. g'wan rex, u want a tattoo

The fools!

Someone let me write reviews and publish them on a website! When will they learn!

Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now by Tom Barker

*opens a human tongue shop*

cos thats the way I roll. Dammit I feel I'm so far behind all my lectures already, damn my lack of mathematics.

On a nicer note though, I'm the Committee Rep for my course and hopefully will be an Events Co-Ordinator for the Post Graduate society. Other revelations later.... *looks mysterious*

Quite stressed at moment, not sure why, was feeling quite negative yesterday evening, though bumped into Chloe and she helped me buy a can of diet coke and I felt better. Thank you miss chloe *nods*

Anyone wanna wash my clothes and/or dishes. but not simultanously. More later my brain can't think of humour.

give me a bucket and I will sing

there's a bucket full of pain in this glass
but does that mean my glass is only half you ask
there's a cat full of hat in my room
but yesterday's just tomorrow come to soon
there's a little bit of vomit in my throat
and its probably from my diet not your boat
there's a lot of waste of time in this blog
but 7 times says reading this you just can't stop
there's a hella lot of drama in my queen
but now my livers only half the size of my spleen

thank you thank you, I'm here all week.

touch that and I'll break ya frickin' face

I often wonder if my liver had a brain. and its brain cells weren't all dead if i hates me more than hate itself.

Awesome weekend wit the homeys down, but we drank way too much, the pubs of choice were Ram -> Impy -> Tower Inn Ferno -> Curry place -> New Spoons -> Firehouse. I'm sure mike has a good collection of dangerous photos. we had breakfast this morning in spoons and went around town a while, death was close to me.

I think I need a new msn photo, suggestions on a post card to hell. MWAHahhahwahah

before you buckle at your knees

the ex homeboys are coming down this weekend. In about an hour or so in fact, oh noes! my nakedness is at mach 7. anyway, concerning this weekend we have:

The Rules of Engagement

  1. Thou shalt not vomit in anyone's shoes
  2. Thou alcohol must be consumed away from naked flames
  3. Thou shalt not sell shabby products under a suspicious tone of authority.
  4. Thou shalt not return drunk and fall into my guitar/computer/soul
  5. Thou shalt not sleep with my underwear in the cupboard.
nuff said.

on a related note, south park is just as awesome as ever, check out the next episode, about 911 as such. I'm sure its fine for me to link to it *cowers from the mpaa*

myspace, facebook, etc

"on the downside they're loaded with sexual predators... on the plus side their also loaded with sexual prey"

Too close for missles, I'm switching to honey covered cats

Yo my fellow slightly preturbed and overally way too bemused readers. Today is the day in which I tell thee that today is a day. Its a day.

On Wednesday we went to Star's for Katies birthday eaterie, and good holy stomach food batman I got ribs and it was the biggest thing I'd seen in my entire life. After eating all the ribs I still had what looked like a full plate of spiraly fries and coleslaw and salad. Those crazy fools. We drank guiness and then cruised off down to amber rooms, which probably was a bad idea for someone with zero the money.

On Thursday after amusingly watching stu come into our lecture an hour and 10 minutes late I paniced and tried to find a costume for the party for Katie that night. Kids characters. Superman it was then, my hair was cool, tho I don't remember Superman ever wearing ripped jeans and DCs. Damn hippys. Anyway alex dressed up as a vampire without teeth, so I felt better. Before hand we went to the post grad elections, where Sam "pwned" everyone and became president of ze world. We all dressed up... Sam as the Absynthe fairy, very kiddy and progressed to the party where the amount of effort people had put into their constumes was awesome.

Apart from the hired batman, big bird and tellytubby costume, there were home made awesome versions of Bill and/or Ben the flowerpot man (made from b&q!!), Wonder woman by louise, mad hatter by claire (with jack daniels tea pot!), and many more besides, including Katie's tinker bell. Awesomeness. Tho some crazy drunk man turned up, who for want for a better word, was a cock.

this post is far too long and my heart hurts. I have 2 lectures and then need to fix this place up cos its the Ex reunion of such tomorrow. Power to the people.

so last night I said

"Hey guy, stop hacking up my soul with your pre-packaged peer pressure, I'm not gonna go out, or spend money or drink alcohol."

oh how wrong I was, hilarity was high as well, not only with me completely missing stu who was sitting right in front of me, but I also succeeded in calling him a splat of wank. Started in the Ram, with Alex, Chris, Hardcore dave and random fools from dave's old flat, and stu, kath and nick were there as well and I was like yo.

Soon me and Alex passed and moved to the lemmy where Katie and Claire avec housemates were there, Katie was slightly the drunk which was highly amusing. Not only this but my housemate Nat was there as well but even tho we've talked quite a few times she only recognised me cos of my luridly yellow jacket, so I sorted her out. In a respectable manner without even resorting to knee cap removal.

I forgot to mention I have the net back in my room and I have been investigated watching new eps of series without downloading them, like on youtube and and dailymotion and whatever other l337 ways I can find. Stu and I went to a lecture today which was so pointless we again spent the entire lecture communicating via the medium of pen.

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"I dreamt of Cox" - Me, followed by Stu head butting the wall in anguish.

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