- Other bits
What's the first film you were taken to see as a kid?
Believe it or not, mine was Paint Your Wagon (1969) with Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood when I was 3 years old. Umm I don't think my parents really chose that one for me somehow! I blame my father wholeheardedly for any subsequent Clint Eastwood fixation.
What was the first video you rented?
Remember renting videos? Which was your first rental?
Your favourite RPG?
I love JRPGs especially the Final Fantasy games - do you have a favoute RPG or series of RPG's?
What was the last truly scary horror film you saw?
I grew up on Hammer House of Horror & Stephen King books which explains a lot but I just don't think films are scary these days?
What is the best night out watching the big match ever?
I had a fab time the night of the England-Germany semi final of Euro 96, sadly we lost after a string of nail biting penalties but the drunkenness in Nottingham market square afterwards (including a whole array of boys showing me their st george cross boxers in the street!) made up for it :D
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They probably have been for some time but yesterday, for the first time in proper donkey's years we found PEZ in a shop.
Part of the spinoff merchandising for Toy Story 3, we found PEZ dispensers with 2 candy refills at W H Smiths, with three different designs, Rex, Woody and a the third one I cant remember.
Anyway I pointed it out to my son who was looking for sweets, but he seemed a little nonplussed. After a bit of cajoling we managed to convince him that these were the candy choice he wanted so he got one. DONT ask how much it cost - I know there's been a fair bit of inflation since 1974 but honestly...
He now loves it and has spent about an hour opening the little head, taking a sweet out, trying to shove it back in again, tipping them all out, getting them stuck in the tray sideways, and generally investigating the fascinating mechanical genius that is the PEZ dispenser.
This morning he came running into me and said "Daddy I really love PEZ" which would warm the heart of any cold hearted candy marketing executive.
Now where the HELL am I going to find some refills...