Column: Two challenges and a soapbox

So you lot are probably all fed up with these challenges. Ice-cold water buckets, books, films, albums, all of them pandering to our vanity and sense of cool/righteousness. Sooner or later I was going to cave in. I’m also taking this as an excuse to get out of a bad case of writer’s block. So, book challenge (aka “books that stayed with me, in no … Continue reading Column: Two challenges and a soapbox

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Coffee with Orestes: An in depth analysis of Katy Perry’s Dark Horse

Hey ho dee ho dee da, followers, I’m Orestes Xistos, I was told that Sloucher doesn’t speak often about popular-popular music, so I drank a fifth of vodka (DARE ME TO DRIVE?) and listened to Katy Perry’s smash it about his break up with Russell Brand. No, not that one. No, not the other one. No, not even that other one. Oh, well, let’s dive into this swan dive of a dive bar song.

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Coffee with Orestes: The Last Stand, Django Unchained, Bullet to the head, Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty

We gave our jack of all trades, Orestes Xistos, a couple of tenners and a list of films to review. This piece of shit is what we got. A free CD and a pint if you can point out all the references to other films.

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Coffee with Orestes: Frankenweenie, Argo, The Master, Skyfall, Looper, Madagascar 3D.

We gave our jack of all trades, Orestes Xistos, a couple of tenners and a list of films to review. This piece of shit is what we got. A free CD and a pint if you can point out all the references to other films.

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Coffee with Orestes: The Sweeney, Dredd 3D, Lawless, Neighborhood Watch

We gave our jack of all trades, Orestes Xistos a couple of tenners and a list of films to review. This piece of shit is what we got. A free CD and a pint if you can point out all the references to other films.

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Coffee with Orestes: Johnny English Reborn, The Rum Diary, Justice, Immortals, Contagion

We gave our jack of all trades, Orestes “H. is for Tom Baker Hatin’ Bidmead” Xistos a couple of tenners and a list of films to review. This piece of shit is what we got. A free CD and a pint if you can point out all the references to other films.

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Coffee with Orestes: Cars 2, Captain America, Super 8, Horrible Bosses

We gave our jack of all trades, Orestes Xistos a couple of tenners and a list of films to review. This piece of shit is what we got. A free CD and a pint if you can point out all the references to other films.

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Coffee with Orestes: Transformers 3D, Bridesmaids, Larry Crowne, The Conspirator

We gave our jack of all trades, Orestes Xistos a couple of tenners and a list of films to review. This piece of shit is what we got. A free CD and a pint if you can point out all the references to other films.

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