I’ve stood all I can stand, I can’t stands no more

Wow, almost two weeks since I posted to my own blog. Been spending far too much time using Google+ as a substitute blog.

I hate to start the new year with a downer, but I screamed at a neighbour last night. I don’t want to be accused of slander so I won’t go into all the stuff they’ve done in the last 8-9 months since moving in, but I have been very tolerant of their antics. I have not once been the one to call the cops on them, who pay them a visit at least three times a week and even three times a night at times.

But last night snapped in me.The family had been out for New Years Eve celebrations but came back around 2am and sat out the front of their house, directly opposite our house, with their car radio up real loud tuned to the local top 40 station. It didn’t immediately wake me but Suzanne stirred and we couldn’t get back to sleep.

After 30 minutes I’d had enough. I got dressed into some street clothes and marched over the road and asked them very civilly, if not in a civil tone to “TURN THAT RADIO OFF PLEASE“.  Not wanting to appear the party pooper, I suggested that they “TAKE IT INSIDE, OR TAKE IT OUT THE BACK. THE WHOLE STREET DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR IT“. I then thanked them for complying with a courteous “THANK YOU” and walked back home over the road.

A couple neighbours popped their heads out of their doors with “Thanks, Brian” and clapped in applause, so I knew I’d done the street a service.

Was I too harsh? Should I have allowed these guys to continue partying in their front yard, especially given that it was NYE? Or was I right to ensure the rights of the neighbours to a good night’s sleep?

Regardless, I’ll need to watch my car, plants, and letter box for a while as I suspect they will be targeted.

10 potentially good Sci-Fi movies coming in 2012

Find a list here at DenOfGeek.com.

My thoughts:

  • Total Recall is one of those love/hate movies. I can’t decide which, but I think this one is doomed to fail. I kinda thought Mars was almost central to the plot of the original movie, but Mars isn’t part of this reboot. But then again, Mars wasn’t part of PKD’s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”.
  • Whoa whoa whoa there, sparky. Michael Chabon is doing the script for John Carter? Hmmm. The previews have it looking like every other generic sci-fantasy actioner. But now it sounds like it has the potential for a lot more.
  • I’m excited for Prometheus but the promo photos worry me. Everything looks so neat and clean, particularly the ship. Granted, a single photo isn’t enough to base a good opinion on, but the Alien movies were amazing in part because everything was gritty, dirty, and looked like a scary place where you wouldn’t want to be even if you weren’t in space. If you take that element away, it is just a monster movie.
  • Iron Sky: Hell YES!