What men today can learn from comic book heroes

Hurting? Just laugh it off – Deadpool Deadpool can survive just about everything, including but not limited to; loss of limbs, incineration and having his head pulverised by the Hulk. Each of these excruciating injuries is usually accompanied by a witty quip. My generation (I hate to use the buzz word millennials) has a reputation for growing up… Continue reading What men today can learn from comic book heroes

The Spy Game – The making of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark

  As I discussed in my previous blog When did video games stop being fun?, I don’t play video games quite as much as I used to. But I do still enjoy reading about them, specifically the stories of game design and how classic games came to be. This blog breaks down the creative process… Continue reading The Spy Game – The making of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark

Fitness tips for newbies – Or what I wish I knew when I started out

For some reason, I’ve had a few people recently approach me asking for “fitness tips” or “how do you get x?” (where x is toned abs, broad shoulders, improved general fitness or motivation). Most of these questions unfortunately don’t have simple, sound-bite answers and it’s not helped that results will often vary wildly from person to person. That said, I’ve tried… Continue reading Fitness tips for newbies – Or what I wish I knew when I started out

The Horror Half-Dozen – 6 Movies to watch on Halloween that you probably haven’t seen

    Trick R Treat This film had a non theatrical release in 2007 to little to no fanfare. It’s sort of the Pulp Fiction of the Horror genre – Four loosely connected tales all occurring on one Halloween night. What I love most about this film is that it is first and foremost a Halloween… Continue reading The Horror Half-Dozen – 6 Movies to watch on Halloween that you probably haven’t seen

Why I love Wrestling (explained using mostly GIFs)

  “You still watch wrestling?” That’s usually the reaction I get when I mention to the average Joe that I enjoy that unique hybrid of live-action theatre and performance art known as professional wrestling. Usually it’s followed up by “But, it’s all fake isn’t it?” Years ago I would have burst into a defensive spiel,… Continue reading Why I love Wrestling (explained using mostly GIFs)

The Road to, on and after the 2016 London Marathon

According to my social media account, it was the 22nd May 2015 when I received the confirmation that my place in the 2016 London Marathon was secured. I joked that Mo Farah would have some competition. I was cocky. I was confident. I had no idea what I had gotten myself in to. At that point, I… Continue reading The Road to, on and after the 2016 London Marathon