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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

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

Wally Santa Gets the Sack

December 7, 2006

As it’s now December I decided to pick a particularly festive Wally this Week. A Father Christmas working at Harrods has received the Sack for inappropriate behaviour. It’s reported that the mischievous Father Christmas had made lewd remarks to teenage girls about sitting on his lap among other comments which received numerous complaints. It has not been confirmed if this Santa exposed himself like cross-houses wild-man James “Gibbous” Craig did in 2004. The full story can be read here on Yahoo News Many thanks to Kenny Lee for suggesting this weeks wally and for cooking me a pizza on Tuesday.

This Bad Santa behaviour reminded me of the Festive Comedy “Bad Santa”. Here is a list of my 10 top Christmas Films (lets see if it causes as much controversy as my Top 7 Robots list):

  1. Home Alone 1
  2. Home Alone 2
  3. Die Hard
  4. Scrooged
  5. The Santa Clause (staring Home Improvements Tim Allen)
  6. The Nighmare before Christmas
  7. The Snowman
  8. The Grinch That Stole Christmas
  9. Die Hard 2
  10. Home Alone 3 (for years I refused to watch it due to the lack of Mcauley Culkin, but its actually quite good)

NOTE: Jingle All The Way has not been included as I haven’t seen it. I am ashamed to admit this being a huge Arnie Fan. If anyone would like to lend me a copy then that would make my day!

Also Can anyone confirm if Oliver May look-alike and WWE Superstar the Big Show is in Jingle All The Way as a Giant Santa?

Did anyone see the Christmas Hollyoaks special 2 years ago with Tony Hutchinson as Scrooge, it was absolutely amazing!

Here’s last weeks Wally of the Week.

Pete Graham xXx

Spot the difference

December 5, 2006

Lots of people seem almost as excited about Rocky VI as I am. One young man who is extremely excited is regular reader Tommy O. Young Mr Owen has gone and produced another amazing piece of Artwork this time of Rocky Balboa. I think its so realistic I’ve included it here alongside an actual photo, I’m sure you’ll agree that its difficult to tell the difference.

If you have any pictures that you would like to contribute to this blog then send them to me. Click here to see Tom’s beautiful Wolfin drawing.

Pete Graham xXx

New Rocky Film: It’s gonna be ace?

December 4, 2006

I was watching the trailer for the new Rocky film today, it looks pretty ace! Obviously as a big Stallone fan I love all the Rocky films but Rocky V wasn’t a patch on Rocky IV (FACT: the speech Rocky makes a the end of Rocky IV is the most beautiful speech in the world). I’m hoping this new film will be a return to form for the Itallian Stallion.

Other exciting movie news, it been confirmed that a 4th Rambo film will be release in 2008. The film will be titled Rambo IV: in the Serpent’s Eye more information (although not much more) can be found on IMDB.

Talking about exciting action film sequels it’s also been confirmed that a 3rd Conan film will be made in 2007. Not many details are known about the film currently however it is unlikely that Arnold Schwarzenegger will play Conan as he is busy Governing California and driving Hybrid Hummers. It’s rumoured that big nosed WWE superstar Triple H may play King Conan, other Internet websites are circulating rumours that Pete Graham has been offered the role. At this point in time we cannot confirm or deny these claims.

Pictured above HHH “I hate it when I forget my coat”.

Pete Graham xXx