Dalek Relaxation Tape for Humans – Funniest Viral Ever

Dalek Relaxation Tape for Humans – Funniest Viral Ever

Do you remember the Daleks from Dr. Who? Those things really frightened me, but now the Dalek family are coming back. There is no Dalek invasion or Dalek army coming to feast on us. No, the Dalek are coming to us to help us with relaxation. According to this fantastic viral, the Dalek from Dr.Who will be making a return, but this time at your local spa. The stresses and strains of daily life will float away as the Dalek relaxation tape for humans plays in the background.

The first time I head the Dalek Relaxation Tape I was on the ground in a ball with the laughter. Who ever did this is a genius, as the retro aliens come back to reduce our stress.

Have a look and enjoy – I think it’s the funniest viral video ever !

Dalek Relaxation Tape for Humans

 

Next time you go to the spa, just remember the Dalek Relaxation tape … relax …. then laugh out loud !

Flashback – Feile 92 Recovered Photos

Flashback – Feile 92 Recovered Photos

Feile 92 Photos

In 1992 I was at Feile in Thurles after I won a competition on 98 FM. I recently found a collection of old photos which were taken with a Fuji disposable camera which I bought at Feile. The camera was very poor, as you would expect from a disposable camera from 24 years ago.

Below is a select gallery of images from that day. If you spot yourself please leave a comment !

My memories of Feile are certainly varied. The weather was showery and I recall it lashing down as Christy Moore went on. I also recall many drunk people at the festival, at one point I thought I was walking on a riser but it was a drunk person under my foot – frightening. Extreme were amazing and I recall the discoball-like outfits of Shakespear Sister. I also remember, as the photo proves, the “Peig” notice on the big screen. There was also the countdown to Bryan Adams arrival on stage.

Ghostbusters 2016 – Review

Ghostbusters 2016 – Review

When I first heard the Ghostbusters was to be remade with an all female cast I was dubious. I also thought it would be a flop as I didn’t like the idea of a remake. This for me was a franchise which I grew up with and I didn’t want a remake just for the sake of it. … Having seen it – I was wrong. It is excellent!

The film is rated 12A and from the start it’s obvious that the ghosts are a bit more malevolent than the 1980s Ghostbusters films. It has a real retro feel and the song remains unchanged which I was delighted with.

The all female cast works well and there are some really funny scenes, especially with their hired secretary, Kevin. The secretary has all the phone skills of Fr. Dougal Maguire.

If you watch closely from the start, there are cameos from all the 1980s Ghostbusters cast members, including Egon, who stars via a bronze bust in the University. Slimer is also back… with a friend.

If you have the opportunity to see it in 3D then do. The 3D effects are excellent with the spectres 3D rendered outside the 2 black lines on top and bottom of the film reel so it looks like they are outside the film. (If you get my meaning)! My only problem with the film is that it is as if New York never had the 1980 Ghostbusters team – I went presuming that it was a follow on but it is a total remake/reinvention of the franchise.

There is also no explanation for a hair colour change on 2 cast members near the end of the film?

Overall a wonderful way to spend an evening and I really enjoyed this new reboot of Ghostbusters.
Remember to stay during the credits and also stay until they are over. There is a bit of a reveal in the post credits scene.

Ghostbusters Official Trailer

Things to do between Christchurch and Dunedin, New Zealand

Things to do between Christchurch and Dunedin, New Zealand

This post has some great things to do between Christchurch and Dunedin in New Zealand. Christchurch is a lovely town, most famous for the tragic recent earthquake.  Having visited Christchurch 6 months after the quake we did not venture into the city which was still recovering but did see the outskirts. The trip to Dunedin brings some nice stopping off points, places to see and places to stay.

Timaru Gardens

The first major stop on the way to Dunedin is Timaru, a great stopping off point. There are some nice cafés around the town, but if you find yourself there on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday try Stafford Street! One of the points mentioned in the Rough Guide to New Zealand was Timaru Gardens. The Timaru Botanical Gardens are splendidly maintained, with many walks around a scenic lake and tree lined walkways.  There are also some roses to be seen during the summer months and Timaru also has an annual rose festival.  Driving can take it out of your so if you need to stop, it’s worth stopping in Timaru for these gardens – great for stretching the legs en-route to Dunedin.

 

Moeraki Boulders

The Moeraki Boulders are located about 76km north of Dunedin. The huge spherical Moeraki stones are located on a stretch of Koekohe Beach near a place called Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago coast.

These large boulders are what are known as septarian concretions (if you like your geology) exposed through shore-line erosion. They originally formed as ancient sea-floor sediments (during the early Paleocene era), over 60 million years ago. They are amazing to see and worth visiting – best though if the tide is out! Be careful as the tide can come into the cliff face and you might be cut off.

 

Accommodation in Dunedin: 315 Euro Hotel, Dunedin

Once you arrive in Dunedin, you may need accommodation. The 315 Euro Hotel is a nice hotel (located up an alley, so might be hard to find and don’t let that put you off). The check-in was handled very well and we checked into a studio room which was nice, bright and airy. The room included facilities such as convenient hairdryer, tea coffee facilities, and a small kitchen area if you wanted to cook for yourself. There was lots of space in room and it had Satellite and Sky TV. Other facilities in the 315 Euro complex included a sitting area just inside the main doors and a laundry (handy when traveling). The only negative is that the curtains in the room could be a bit thicker as I’m sure you could see into the room from the outside if all the lights in the room were on (no blackout curtains as far as I recall)

Hotel Link: http://www.eurodunedin.co.nz/

 

Monarch Wildlife Cruises – Peninsula Cruise

Having checked into your hotel, you may want to find out what is happening nearby and most hotels have a number of leaflets and flyers advertising local amenities and trips. Having found one for the Monarch Wildlife Cruises, Peninsula Cruise, apparently this is one of the best ways to see of the Otago Peninsula and it’s wildlife. The Otago Harbour Wildlife Cruise with Monarch Cruises starts at their HQ located on the wharf just behind the Chinese Gardens in Dunedin. The Monarch Wildlife Cruise includes the spectacular Taiaroa Head and a scenic Otago Peninsula bus tour. You should also pay the extra few NZ dollars for the guided tour of the award-winning Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve, Penguin Place.
Well Worth Doing !

Monarch Wildlife Cruises Link : http://www.wildlife.co.nz/tour_two.html

 

Chinese Gardens Dunedin

The Chinese Gardens in Dunedin are of an authentic Chinese design and was built by the Dunedin Chinese Garden Trust has built the Garden and upon its completion, handed over to Dunedin City Council.  The Garden is an example of a late Ming, early Ching Dynasty Scholar’s Garden, surrounded by a four metre perimeter wall and features a lake with traditional walkways and stonework. The design of the Chinese Garden was laid out to use authentic Chinese materials and was built by a team of craftsmen from Shanghai. Hand-made wooden buildings, hand-made tiles, lattice-work and hand-finished granite paving stones adorn these authentic exquisite gardens. The Chinese Gardens are open from 10 am to 5 pm, 7 days per week and 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays.

Chinese Gardens Dunedin Link : http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/dunedin-chinese-garden

The Beautiful Timaru Gardens
The Beautiful Timaru Gardens

Map of Locations : Christchurch and Dunedin

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If you have come across any other Things to do between Christchurch and Dunedin please leave a comment.

  • Timaru Gardens 94%
  • Moeraki Boulders 100%
  • 315 Euro Hotel, Dunedin 80%
  • Monarch Wildlife Cruises 100%
  • Chinese Gardens Dunedin 100%