Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Inspiring Picture 36: Men's Rules for........


Meant to do something else today but shenanigans and actual having to work at work have caused to this to go boobies up, there are changes at The Angry Lurker from Sunday night onwards as I am now going on 12 hour shifts with Ray and will be posting as per my 4 on and 4 off roster (probably more than that due to overtime) but still reading and commenting during the off bit.....

   .........we also hope to put on a game at work!

....but then a woman did read it and answered!

An answer to the new Men’s Rules for Women bullshit that’s going around the web.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.
Hey, donno if you knew… but there are two “seat covers” for different functions. When we say “put it down” we mean both. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE DESIGNED FOR. Do you leave your refrigerator door open? NO. Bend your lazy little knees, reach down… and flip that shit closed.
2. Sometimes we’re not thinking about you. Live with it. 
Do you really think we implode when we realize that you don’t think about us every waking second of every eternal day? No. We just like to hear that you are every now and again. Pony up and say the words, “I’ve been thinking about you.”
3. Saturday = Sports
If you mean “saturday = day we go outside and actually play sports” awesome. If you mean you’re going to sit like a fat ass on the couch eating pork rinds all day and expect me to bring you beers… well, grow up and go outside. 
4. Crying is blackmail.
Oh really? Then so are your passive aggressive sighs. We’re just emoting, take it like a man.
5. Ask for what you want. Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it.
Strange, when we just tell you what we want we’re called demanding. When we suggest subtly what we want, you can’t pull your head out of your ass long enough to realize. 
6. We don’t remember dates. Mark them on a calendar and remind us frequently.
Do you want us to chew your food for you, too? No? So how ‘bout you put on your grown up pants and make yourself a calendar that sends you reminders? Then you can even remember your parents’ birthdays! Imagine that- doing something yourself, just to make other people happy. AMAZING. 
7. Yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
8. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
You’re right, god… it is SO hard to just listen for 5 minutes when the football game is calling your attention.
9. Check your oil! Please.
I’ve got no rebuttal here, ladies… check your fucking oil. 
10. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments are null and void after 7 days. 
Does this go for dalliances outside of the relationship too? Well in that case, that guy I made out with out at my bestie Tiffany’s bachelorette party is inadmissable too, right? RIGHT?!
11. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us. We refuse to answer that question anymore. 
Ladies, try something like “do you like this dress, or this dress better?” Because loaded questions like this JUST MAKE US LOOK BAD.
12. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one. 
Fair enough, but take two seconds before blathering, “I think my Thomas would like your friend Rachel, she’s smokin’ hot.” And try something more along the lines of, “Thomas and Rachel would get along really well.” Being a conscientious person is part of being an adult.
13. Let us look. It doesn’t hurt anyone to look. And for us, it’s genetic.
Well, it’s been proven that instinctually speaking women are more prone to cheating during ovulation every month, and that rates of women having a child outside of wedlock (then having their husband raise anyway it without him knowing) is shockingly high.… Does that make that ok? Or do you think you could keep your elevator eyes sequestered to your private whack-it time? 
14. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
Deal, and whenever possible, please don’t spend all evening watching television.
15. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we. 
Clearly you also haven’t needed to pick up a book or listen in school, because Christopher Columbus did not find what he was looking for. Or is that why you avoid maps… because you’re somewhat illiterate? Be a man, ask another man.
16. ALL men see in only 16 colours. Peach for example is a fruit not a color. We have no idea what mauve is. 
Tell that to my [other] bestie Jessi, he color coordinates every outfit and corrects me when I say his scarf is white- “Omg, hunni… it’s actually eggshell.”
17. We are not mind readers and we never will be. 
But… I thought men were the supreme gender? There has to be another reason for that, then. 
18. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing”, we will believe you.
Fair enough. I got nothin’ for that one. 
19. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. 
You say that now, but when we leave the house with our hair in a shitty ponytail, no makeup, flip flops, pajama bottoms and a happy feet men’s size XL tshirt, I think you’ll change your mind. 
20. You have enough clothes. 
Probably true. 
21. You have too many shoes. 
Definitely true. Unless of course we’re talking tactical boots for kicking your ass… you sassy little fuck. Who asked you anyway? 
22. It is neither in your best interest or ours to take any quiz together. No, it doesn’t matter which quiz.
True, you’re probably just going to lie about your past sexual history anyway. And we probably will too. 
23. BEER is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.
I can’t recall ever hearing of a woman dreaming of going home and having a handbag after work. 

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Franonia Map Finished and everything named..........

....sort of!

Now all the regions, towns, cities, mines, islands, forts etc...have been named after friends, bloggers, rejects wasn't easy as some bloggers don't use their real name or the blog name is quite unique (Ancient Warriors for example but I got him!), now I may not have got everybody due to forgetfulness, running out of stuff to name, Ray whining and bitching (his spelling is atrocious as I've found out) etc.....

Some of them are suggestions, some we (Ray helped) made up names for and and the 6 regions naming took the longest, some areas cover more than one blogger as some people have the same real name ....

Now if you have been forgotten I do have some airfields and rivers left that I forgot to do, so you could get one of these depending on your level of whining or bribery!

Monday, 28 May 2012

15mm Ironclad Miniatures Shanty Shacks or housing in Rayonia!

Got these from Ironclad Miniatures at a show this year, not bad resin models at all, Rayonia seems to have a lot of them at the moment and listed as modern affordable housing, nothing like this in Franonia!

Put some Peter Pig figures to show size and scale and apologies again for the pictures!

The roofs come off.......

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Broadside 2012 Show Update and a Sleeping Disorder!

The Rejects as as you may know are at this show on June 10th putting on a WW1 demo game but the organisers of the show have had a problem with some advertising and the issue can be seen here at Anything but a One .........

Myself and Ray will do what we can to help with posts and shout outs (we're not that arrogant to think that this will solve the problem) but every bit helps I believe! 
If you're going or can't go put something on your blog near the time as if we don't promote shows or no-one knows about them then they'll fail to happen any more and we lose something good!

Anyway a more serious problem affecting bloggers these days.....sleeping disorder's!

While on my regular patrol at work yesterday I noticed a suspicious shape in this vehicle....

On closer inspection I noticed it's a common spotted security officer....

Who can it be?

Ray......who had a real sleeping disorder later after he got a kick in the crackers, don't let him fool you when he says he works hard....friends are such a burden!

Have a good weekend if you can as I'm off tomorrow and Saturday but back in on Sunday working with Ray!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Angry Lurker Honest Movie Review 76: Super 8 2011 (3 STARS).

Got to see this but was unaware it was more of a kids/teenager movie but I had already bought the popcorn....

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie (with zombies) and soon suspect it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disapearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in the town, and the local deputy and the friends try to uncover the truth-something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

I really knew little of this movie other than some sort of alien on earth movie and it was seen through the eyes of a group of friends making a movie set in the late seventies, it's a mixture of other movies like The Goonies, E.T., The Explorers etc......
It's well done and the period of time is well created, there are a few actors you will just about know but great performances from everyone especially the friends, the military are overbearing, aggressive and secretive while trying to deal with the situation (no surprise there!), the effects are good, the creatures are good, there's a little too much back story about loss and forgiveness but I got over it.

It's worth a watch but to me only once though! 

Monday, 21 May 2012

15mm Painted Security Officers or Mall Cops....

....also put up pictures of some of the 28mm zombie and modern figures and scenery for sale! They're on the For Sale page at the top of the blog!

Got these boys from Rebel Minis and they remind me of my job but we're better armed (we wish) and don't eat doughnuts with pink frosting!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Franonia Map nearly finished.....

Yesterday got away from me with work demanding some attention........

The map is nearly finished, myself and Ray have just to add names to the cities and towns (various sized black dots), there are now borders for the regions (6), airports, roads, rivers, mines, oilfields and army barracks....

We didn't want to crowd the map too much but if you'd like to stake a claim and name a city or town or one of the 4 regions (red lined areas) left go for it!

The scale will be small with about 120 miles by 120 miles.

                                              Have a good weekend people if you can.......

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

15mm Modern Painted US Oshkosh HEMTT....

.... (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) from QRF Models and a damaged Humvee from Peter Pig!

Bought this model from QRF a while ago with a few other pieces including a M1A2 which I refuse to show, the Oshkosh model is a beast but I had a lot of problems with it as not completely cast or formed especially the wheels and undercarriage but finally with some angry bodging got it to stay together but the paint job shows a lack of interest on my part but still an impressive beast......

.......16 tons, 8 wheels, nearly 34 feet long, capable of 62 mph and nicknamed the Dragon Wagon!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

15mm Painted Peter Pig News Team.........

........seen pandering to interviewing Rayonian criminal and associate? BBC...CNN...RTE?

Is that Anne O'Leary from O'Leary Air?

Has she turned away from Franonia?

Has she thrown her financial weight behind the wannabe Dictator?

Will there be a new airport terminal in Rayonia?

The picture of the blonde is slightly blurred but there were reports the female was carrying a bottle of gin!

Monday, 14 May 2012

15mm Painted Zombie Clowns and Brides.

The 15mm zombie painting has started and these clowns and brides from Rebel Minis are the first of many......

......with 15mm you don't get the variety of poses but you just change the colours if you have to but with brides you should go white!

A bit bloody but I want them to stand out on the tabletop from the living!

Friday, 11 May 2012

15mm Rayonian BTR-70 Armoured Personnel Carriers.

8 wheeled "armoured transporter" (it's what BTR stands for!), 11.5 tonnes, 3 crew and 7 passengers, 14.5mm KPVT machine gun and 7.62mm PKT machine gun and 50mph!

Ray has been bleating for more armoured support and I got these from QRF (minus the 7.62mm machine gun on 2 and a stub on the third!), not the best but they'll do.

Well I'm hoping it's the BTR-70 and not the BTR-60 as they looked the same.....

Have a good weekend if you can people........

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Angry Lurker Honest Movie Review 75: Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol (3 STARS).

Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol and fourth in the series.......

The IMF is shut down after being implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin and Ethan Hunt and his new team go rogue to clear his organisations name and save the world from nuclear war.

For the most part I like Tom Cruise and his movies, this is no exception as it ticks all the boxes for action and humour, there's a new team (Simon Pegg is now a field agent) and Jeremy Renner (not bad) and Paula Patton (ok) are new but Simon provides the humour with the banter between him and Cruise. They are after a madman who wants to start a war between Russia and America and it does go down to the wire.

The opening sequence is very clever and well done (always liked Dean Martins "Ain't that a kick in the head") and that's what the movie is, it's a stunning set of action sequences switching from different parts of the globe where they end up with impossible situations (i know that's what they do but....) that are more demanding than the last with assassin's, Russian's, dodgy equipment and bad guys fecking it up even more and there's the little hiccup....

......the movie is a little over the top with some of the action set pieces and I found it just a bit too long but worth anybody's Saturday night with a big bag of popcorn!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

15mm Rayonian Bodyguard Infantry "The Ironsides".

With their infamous red berets "The Ironsides" protect their upstart warlord from assassination within and without his cartel, well paid and well motivated they are the last line of defence for Rayonia!

Their nickname comes from their leaders inability to get out of a chair too often!

Peter Pig figures......

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

15mm Painted SEAL DEVGRU Operators from Khurasan Miniatures.

The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), also known as DEVGRU for short, or more commonly known by it's former name, SEAL Team Six.

Bought these when I bought the Hazmat team from Khurasan, beautiful miniatures that deserved a better painter:D