Archive for January, 2007

Change of Address

January 8, 2007

I am moving this blog to Blog.PeteGraham.co.uk, these are the reasons I’m doing this:

  • It will enable me to customise and personalise the blog
  • One of my new years resolutions was to do something with petegrham.co.uk
  • Some readers were getting blocked trying to read wordpress.com blogs at work

Let me know how you find the service on the new address, it was a little slow last night so I may need to change my hosting providers if this happens again.

I will be customising the blog over the next few weeks and adding exciting stuff in general to petegraham.co.uk. At the moment the blog is the same as this one as I felt it was best to get it up and running rather than sitting on it for ages.

Pete Graham xXx

Movieamania

January 5, 2007

Rocky Balboa the 6th Rocky film will be having its UK release on January 19th. I am planning on buying tickets to see it on its release date somewhere in central London. Let me know if you want to come along, there will be a compulsory dress-code this is it:

  • boxing shorts (boxer shorts or short-shorts are acceptable alternatives)
  • boxing gloves (this one is non-negotiable, well I might let people get away with those big hulks hands because they’re funny)
  • boxing boots, high-top trainers are acceptable as Rocky trains with Converse all-stars on in the early films. Also high-top trainers are generally 80s-tastic
  • a robe/dressing gown is also desirable but optional
  • for extra points you may want to wear a super small mans crop-top as sported by rocky and Apollo Creed in Rocky 3

As always I am promoting creativeness so you can ignore the above dress-code if you would like to come as a character from any of the rocky films (Thunderlips, Clubber lang, Tommy Gun, Uncle Paulie’s Robot, Geeky Adrian from the first Rocky, etc)

There will be a prize for the best outfit, if you can’t make it to London then sent me a picture of your getup before 19th January.

I got the Police Academy DVD box-set for Christmas which I’m very much looking forward to watching. Initially I was going to watch all seven films in one sittings but I think that might be too much hilarity for even me. What I have decided to do is first watch the films in their entirety for pure enjoyment. I then plan to watch them again taking notes which I will use to relaunch my police academy website of the late nineties.


My friend Kenny Lee tells me there is an FBI agent called “Mahone” in Prison Break. Surely this can’t be a coincidence.

  • FACT: In the late 90s my police academy website was the most popular police academy website on the Internet
  • FACT: In the late 90s my police academy website was the only police academy website on the Internet.

To finish off 2007 is looking to be a very exciting year for films here are a few that I’m particularly looking forward to in no particular order:

  • Transformers
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Spiderman 3
  • Die Hard 4
  • Rambo 4
  • The Simpsons Film
  • His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

Pete Graham xXx

Peteamania banned by Telford College!

January 4, 2007

This blog has been banned by my former employers Telford College of Arts and Technology and can no longer be accessed within the college. If you are a member of staff at the College then request that the block is lifted, it is college policy that any site that a Teacher decides has educational merit must be unblocked. You only need read a few of posts on my Blog, to realise what an amazing educational resource this is to the youth of today.

On the subject of TCAT I would like to offer my congratulations to TCAT’s bearded principle Douglas Boynton for his recently awarded OBE. Doug was awarded his OBE by the Queen (yes the real Queen of England) last week.

Pete Graham xXx

On the Internet no-one knows you’re a dog

January 4, 2007

My mother and poo enthusiast Kit Graham sent me an email this lunchtime drawing to my attention to a new craze sweeping America, Dog poo art!


While we’re on the subject of dogs one website that’s definite worth checking out is Dog Judo, it’s an animated comic strip which features two dogs with a keen interest in Judo, Power Date 1 is probably my favourite but all the video’s are worth checking out.

As many of you probably already know I am a very keen follower of canine fashion, I think the Judo outfit is a good look for this season but my favourite piece of dog clothing is still the binary-bone humans are stupid t-shirt available on ThinkGeek.com.

As I know what big fans you all are of my lists here our my top 8 dog films of all time.

  1. look who’s talking now
  2. turner and hooch
  3. k-9
  4. beethoven
  5. homeward bound
  6. scooby doo
  7. lady and the tramp
  8. 1001 Dalmations

Note: Scooby Doo is CGI so only comes in at #6. Look who’s talking now has John Travolta in it so gets to be #1.

Pete Graham xXx

New Years Resolutions Part 1

January 3, 2007

Happy new year Peteamaniac’s, I hope you all had a lovely break over the festive season and got all the presents you were hoping for. More observant readers will have noticed that I haven’t posted much recently, this is because I’ve been on holiday and thought it would be nice to have a little break. I went back to work today and will be frequently posting again.

I can never quite decide how much I like/approve of New Years Resolutions. Being a big fan of self-improvement I think it’s great when anyone attempts to better themselves, however I feel New Years Resolutions are often undervalued as people rarely stick to them.

Anyway here are mine for this year:

  • Start teaching an evening class at one of the Guildford colleges or the University of Surrey
  • Actually do something with petegraham.co.uk
  • Buy some new Glasses, this one may seem a little odd but I’ve had the same pair of glasses since 2002 and the prescription definitely needs updating
  • Do more freelance web-development work

I will be posting some health and fitness related resolutions/aims later this week. Also I will be reviewing how I have got on with my resolutions throughout the year.

Other exciting news Phuser, the Website my company has been developing should be launching its Beta version by the end of January. Sign-up will initially be by Invite only so let me know if you want to trial the site. At a meeting this morning we decided that Bluefire Systems Staff will be running personalised phuser blogs, yes I will be being paid to blog. Ace!

Pete Graham xXx