Friday, February 02, 2007

Dirty Harry

Shock, horror. No, not at the news of yet another Harry Potter sequel, which to muggle virgins generates much less excitement than Harry Potter posing naked with horses (rather disturbing clip here, if you must). But rather it is the catch phrase of the week, dare I suggest? From ExxonMobil making Faustian deals with scientists, Blair fighting for survival, mice shutting down an east London hospital, and Wacko Jacko's kid being demasked: this week has offered much of the unexpected. So rather than toy with our expectations any further, here is the dependable 23rd edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction."

1) Excited by news that the NFL is coming to town later this year? React by celebrating SuperBowl Sunday, but avoid the most obvious choice and go for the full Stateside experience at the London Expat American Party . The Walkabout on the Embankment at Temple Place. £10. Sunday from 10PM.

2) Disturbed that today's report on global warming must mark the end of your climate change denial? React by finally smartening up at the Saatchi sponsored Waste and Natural World exhibit at The Gallery at Adventure Ecology. 125 Charing Cross Road, London WC2. 020 7758 4717. Free.

3) Always fancied yourself performing a pirouette but never quite hit the stage? React by starring in a virtual, interactive performance of Swan Lake this weekend at Trafalgar Square c/o the ICA. Every time a person steps into the performance area a spotlight shines on them and they are free to move alongside the ethereal corps. Best after a few pints. Today + Sat (5-10PM). Trafalgar Square. Free.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Ella said...

That Harry Potter video is more disturbing than anything I have EVER seen. I am traumatised!!

4:54 pm  
Anonymous Claire said...

ditto ditto - i feel invaded. where did you find this CS?

swan lake sounds so much fun though. if i get tired from late night shopping am definitely going to give it a twirl - he he

4:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson's kid is so freaky looking why do they make himw ear his hair like that? Is that the one called Prince that he dangled over the window ledge? He is creepier than Dirty Harry to me....

5:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CMON BEARS!!!

I will be at the Cheers Bars on Regent Street cheering you on boyzz!!! £10 to get in includes bottle of beer! WAH heh

5:10 pm  
Anonymous honkman said...

HARRY POTTER AND THE WISHFUL THINKING
Amazon is now taking pre-orders for J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final Harry Potter novel, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, due July 21. I mention this only because when I saw the graphic advertising such, my glancing eyes misread it as DEADLY PILLOWS. And, well, that’s a book I’d want to read

5:15 pm  
Anonymous Kendra said...

I wnet to Adventure Ecology for he first time last month and must say I highly recommend it. Fascinating amount of information there and because Charles Saatchi is behind the scenes there is the highest quality art offers.

Enjoy all your weekends

5:19 pm  
Anonymous dawnbysea said...

Great stuff CS!

Loving the action recation theme!

5:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi CS!
Who knew Daniel Radcliffe had such a rocking body? He sure grew up since I last saw him ;) lol, but seriously, DanRad why did you decide to do that "Equus" play?! Even my little sis heard about it, and she was shocked!!! She said: "Did you hear what they're saying about Harry? I heard he likes to have sex with animals!!!!" Of course I HAD to explain to her that it was only the part he was playing in the stupid play that was the one who had sex (or was it an orgasm while riding/rubbing himself on the horse? can't remember :S) with the horse, so she calmed down, but still she told me that the kid was ruining his life and career by playing the part lol. Of course, afterwards I tried to explain to her that DanRad was only doing the part so he wouldn't be typecasted as "The Boy Who Lived" for the rest of his freaking life, but sis just didn't want to hear about it, so in the end I just shut up and stopped trying to explain "DanRad's career choices" to her lol. Anyway, I think she has got a point, I mean the 17 year old kid will be on the London stage butt naked in front of a large audience for at least 3-5 nights a week!!!! I mean the kid's not even LEGAL yet!!!

5:27 pm  
Anonymous Ben said...

I know DanRad, and he KNOWS what he's doing, you know him too, you've heard him say he will be forever grateful for the part of Harry Potter, but he doesn't want the HP movies to be the last thing he does. He's always tried to prove himself as a great actor, and that's why he's doing the play. He wants recognition for something other than Harry Potter, so in thay way I guess I'm on DanRad's side too. I'd certainly do the same if I was in his shoes, and would opt for a controversial part as well, just to make a statement.

5:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure what to think.

Am spreading this video now though. Chat of the weekend I say.
HP Sauce.

5:32 pm  
Anonymous Tanya said...

I am going to vomit.

That is just wrong.

Somebody alert the Daily Mail please!

5:34 pm  
Anonymous fashionistawhore said...

Swan Lake on lights

Get it?
LOL

5:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That stupid fat cow bitch JK Rowling better start giving back some of her witch money to charity.

5:42 pm  
Anonymous badgelady said...

Wait until the youngsters get their hands + eyes on this.

Surely YouTube will be forced to take it down?

6:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog here.
GO BEARS!!!!!!!

Love the format and design

6:22 pm  
Anonymous Keith said...

great clip but i feel sick, very sick, close to death kind of sick
who put him up to this?!

6:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On site first time from USA

GO BEARS!

I work for Murdoch who will censor your ass for posting this lewd pic!

6:45 pm  
Anonymous newyorkdaytripper said...

Okay is it just me or does anybody else think Harry must eb killed in this next and last book? If so, that must deter sales, no?

6:49 pm  
Anonymous honkman said...

Am back-- Let's examine said cliamte change report, shall we? The first red flag is that it was released in Paris.

While I will certainly be accused of "cherry picking," I believe that there are a few key parts. Let's see

"Global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have increased markedly as a result of human activities since 1750 and now far exceed pre-industrial values determined from ice cores spanning many thousands of years (see Figure SPM-1). The global increases in carbon dioxide concentration are due primarily to fossil fuel use and land-use change, while those of methane and nitrous oxide are primarily due to agriculture."

1750? There were no cars, trains, or planes back then.

The other part is land use. What they do not want to say is that the urbanization of areas significantly changes the micro-climate of those areas, mostly through radiated heat. Glass, concrete, blacktop, metal, etc. Deforestation does this, as well.

7:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great blog here.....

7:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello- Blog City SLicker! Came to you from The Guardian. Great blog. Signing up now!

8:17 pm  
Blogger That's so pants said...

Oh God - I'd forgotten this - I went to see Equus with my parents when I was sixteen. I couldn't look at them for weeks.

5:16 pm  

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