Saturday, June 09, 2007

My tube

I had quite a cool Friday peeps, which indirectly, and incidently, has led me to set up a Youtube account! Yes, I'm now bloggable, emailable, instant-messageable, myspaceable, and youtubeable!! Some might call me a media whore, and I'm not sure I'd disagree. Embrace me, people, embrace me.

Anyway, what led me to youtube was the fact that while at work Scanner, BSH, and I decided to experiment with the mythical explosive combination of Diet Coke and Mentos mints. Mentos were purchased, Diet Coke was purchased. Camera phones were set to video. Things happened.

OK, so it wasn't exactly an out of this world detonation, but I think Johnny Ball would be proud. And if you don't know who Johnny Ball is, shame on you. Click HERE to find out all about Britland's finest scientific mind (and if you do know who he is, click it anyway and join me in a wave of nostalgia as you remember Johnny Ball Reveals All).

Anyway, I think you'll agree we've proved the basic theory behind this unholy combination. We're going to try an increased payload next time (a two litre bottle of coke and an entire packet of Mentos), probably away from the office as we don't want to risk being fired by coating the windows in brown sludge. So if anyone sees a small mushroom cloud in the vicinity of Ravenscourt Park next week, that'll probably be us. Do scurry over and say "hi." And it might also help if you know CPR.


The hilarity did not end there, however. I convinced Scanner to water the garden for a short video. Thinking about sending it into 'You've Been Framed,' the 250 quid would be nice.

Anyway, I'll pop a link up to mah youtube page over thar in the links list. No doubt I'll post all the vids I ever make here, though.

Friday evening, Yaz (who in addition to 'Mutya' is increasingly being known by the names 'Yazzle,' 'Yazzy-bear,' 'Yazzy-poohs,' and 'Yaz-hands') and I met up with Grum (who we still occasionally call 'Gay-ham' after a Greek temp's inability to pronounce 'Graham' a few years back) to see Ocean's 13. Now, I approached this film with a little trepidation - I loved Ocean's 11, and absolutely *hated* Ocean's 12 - but I needn't have worried: it was back to the feel-good fun-times of the first film. Hurrah!

Aside from being highly entertaining, Ocean's 13 did three things to me:

1. Made me want to dance in a strutting kind of way while sitting in the cinema.
2. Made me want to buy a posh suit.
3. Made me want to learn to play card games, become a slot jockey, and pull off an incredible scam.


skillz said...

yay! get tubing! may I suggest you start an emo video blog?

Dim those lights Tim, dim those lights!

Tim said...

An emo video blog?! Seriously? Um… nah!!!

Dinah said...

I love it! Your accent is so adorable...I could listen to those videos all day!

MJ said...

Is that your mummy's voice in the background?

Tim said...

Oh, Dinah, bless you! I always wanted a southern drawl, though. Or maybe a mexican accent?

MJ - Noooooooooo! It was our accounts lady. No doubt she was frowning at the expenditure that went toward diet coke and mentos that subsequently went to waste!

Tara said...

That was a cool video. I like seeing things like that bubble up. My mom gave us all a Pop Rocks experiment package. You get the candy called Pop Rocks and two packets of "secret ingredients" and then you add water and the test tube bubbles all up.

I have a YouTube account too, and was playing around with pretend levitation.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Gosh! I could've sworn I'd already commented here, but apparently not.
Perhaps I sensed MJ's vile vibes and subconsciously stayed away?

Anyway... Ummmm.... Yes.

Tim said...

Tara - Bubbling is fun, but I think exploding will be better. Assuming we all survive I'll be posting THAT up shortly after Phase II is conducted…

Inexplicable Device - Nope, ya didn't. I thought you were neglecting me.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I could never neglect you, Timothy.

Unless you got ugly and boring.

Moi? Shallow?!

Tim said...

Ugly and boring? Well, at least I've still got my looks, then…

Hey! New TV show: Ugly Sparky!!!!!!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

And just to prove I'm not shallow: I'll watch it!

Dinah said...

he'll have inner beauty, IDV, inner beauty.

missy&chrissy said...

we want a video of you strutting in a posh suit!

Tim said...

IDV - Yeah, but you'll know the 'ugly' look is all makeup an' stuff! I've seen Betty behind the scenes - I know she's hot!!

Dinah - No, that shrivelled up a long time ago!!

Missy&Chrissy - Ha ha! Um, no! mostly because I don't actually own a suit!

(And the first person to suggest a video of me NOT wearing a suit will get a slap… IDV, I'm looking at you)

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I might not suggest it. It depends on where you'll slap me?

Tim said...

Oh, I see what you mean about drunken commenting!! Muwahahaha!