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Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Office Space

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Peter works as an unhappy software developer, in a company plagued by bureaucracy and uncaring managers. One day, his girlfriend takes him to a session with a hypnotherapist. The latter has a heart attack in the middle of the session, leaving Peter in an out-of-character state. Peter then decides not to care about work anymore, and becomes much happier at work. He even gets promoted, while two of his friends are kicked out. Together, they decide to plant a virus into the company's accounting system that would re-route the fractions of cents normally rounded down to their bank account. But because of a mistake in the virus, much more money than what they expected gets transferred. No knowing what to do and facing jail time, Peter decides to return the money to the company and to take all the blame. But another disgruntled worker (he had been laid off five years earlier, but because of a glitch in payroll software, continued to be paid; the management decided to repair the glitch, but didn't tell the guy, and moved him to an “office” in the basement) finds the checks Peter slipped under his manager's door and takes the money before setting fire to the company. All traces of the fraud has disappeared in the fire, and Peter is much happier in his new job as a construction worker.

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012

St. Peter's Cream Stout

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“Fugles and Challenger hops plus a blend of 4 local barley malts… dark chocolate cream stout… bittersweet aftertaste”

Defintely chocolaty, and with a hint of the strange fruity taste found in the the brewer's Honey Porter beer. Oddly, the aftertaste sometimes (but not systematically) reminds me of a cold ashtray.

St. Peter's Brewery, Bungay, Suffolk, England. 6.5% alcohol.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Fullers Black Cab

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“a combination of five different malts, some heavily roasted for a near jet black appearance… red berry notes, toasty aromas and a dry, bitter finish.”

Just another stout, tastes clearly of roasted malt, but red berrys? Contains malted barley.

Fuller, Smith & Turner, London, England. 4.5% alcohol.

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Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Conan the Barbarian

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Horror Cult Films

Conan's people are killed by Thulsa Doom's warriors, who are seeking steel. Conan is taken as a slave and eventually grows very strong. He's then trained to be a gladiator, and later freed by his master. Conan then searches for his people's crest in the hope to find Thulsa Doom and avenge his parents. He befriends two thieves, Subotai and Valeria, and together they steal a large jewel from the Tower of Serpents. Thulsa Doom has become the leader of a powerful cult and the Tower of Serpents is home to some of his followers. King Osric then asks the three adventurers to bring his daughter back from Thulsa Doom's influence. Conan leves alone on his quest, but is caught by Doom and left to die. He's saved by his two friends who have eventually decided to join him on his quest. They sneak into Thulsa Doom's temple and free the princess. Doom attacks their camp to retrieve the girl, but fails; when he attempts to kill the princess, the latter finally understands that Doom is a monster and wants to go back to her father. Valeria was killed in the attack, and Conan then sneaks back into Doom's temple and kills him while the latter is addressing his followers.

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Badger Hopping Hare

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“thrice hopped with three types of hop… Goldings and Cascade combine to provide a citrus-grapefruit and floral aroma, while First Gold carries the bitterness… match with roast lamb and spicy Thai dishes”

Very flowery, only slightly bitter, overal quite good. Contains malted barley.

Hall & Woodhouse Ltd., Blandford, Dorset, England. 4.4% alcohol.

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Iron Sky

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In 2018, two Americans land on the dark side of the Moon, officially in an attempt to promote the reelection of the president, and unofficially to search for helium 3. They discover a large industrial complex, built by the Nazis who had fled Earth in 1945. One of the astronauts is killed, but the second one, James Washington, is taken prisoner. There he meets Renate Richter, the daughter of the local mad scientist. Renate's father finds out that Washington's mobile phone is way more powerful than their computer, and is exactly what they need to power the Götterdämmerung, a gigantic space ship meant to take over the Earth. Renate is kind, has a naive understanding of the Nazi ideology, and she wants to help Washington return to Earth. Following her advice, the latter pretends to have succombed to his brainwahsing, and accompanies Klaus Adler, who wants to become the next Führer as soon as possible. Upon their arrival in New York, Adler and Renate accidentally meet the PR agent of the president who sees in them a possibility for getting the president reelected, promoting the positive aspects of Nazi ideology. After a few months, the Führer arrives on Earth and confronts Adler, having discovered his plan, but gets killed. The space-Zeppelin fleet that has been following him however starts launching an attack on New York. Adler returns meanshile to the Moon with a load of mobile phones for powering the Götterdämmerung. The president of the USA is thrilled by the war, which should ensure her reelection. At the UN, she discusses the space attack, and it turns out that every nation has weapons in their spacecrafts (except Finland) ; their joint armada defeats the Zeppelins, then bombs the Moon base and turns to the Götterdämmerung. Meanwhile, Renate and Washington have flown back to the Moon as well and sabotage the huge ship, killing Adler in the process. Renate and Washington decide to stay on the Moon, re-educating the locals to teach them about tolerance, while the nations of Earth fight each other for the control of the reserves of helium 3 from the Moon.

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Watched the Director's Cut.

Comment #1, Matthieu Weber (Jyväskylä, Finland), January 15th, 2015 at 23:18

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

L'affaire mentaliste

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Books/Comics/Midi minuit ]

ISBN: 9782302019485

© Amazon.fr

Neuvième volume des Arcanes du Midi-Minuit publié en 2012. Trois kamikazes font exploser leurs bombes simultanément dans des lieux publics, mais les attentats ne sont pas revendiqués. Des témoignages conduisent les enquêteurs du bureau royal sur la piste d'un patron de la pègre, mais d'autres rapportent que les kamikazes avaient un regard étrange. Ce dernier fait conduit les enquêteurs à soupçonner un hyptnotiseur qui est justement en tournée dans la ville. On découvre à la fin que le père de ce dernier, un hypnotiseur encore plus puissant que son fils, est à l'origine des attentats. Il veut ainsi se venger le massacre de sa famille, durant une guerre civile qui a eu lieu des années auparavant que l'armée du Roi aurait pu empêcher mais ne l'a pas fait parce qu'elle avait promis de rester neutre durant le conflit.

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Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Brains SA Gold

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“Hops are added late in the brewing process… refreshing citrus aroma and flavours… pairs best with light flavours such as white fish and cheese”

Very nice, flowery smell, with a hint of fresh bread. Contains barley malt.

S.A. Brain & Co. Ltd., The Cardiff Brewery, Cardiff, Wales. 4.7% alcohol.

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