Monday, June 25, 2007

Mr. Brando has a message for you all.


"Don't miss Emma's blogathon coming in 12 days time, the Performance that Changed My Life blogathon. Because she really wants you to take part.

If you intend on doing so, just reply here, or, if you wish, send her an e-mail at, telling her your plans.

Happy blogging. Now I'm off to continue looking smokin'."


Stace said...

hey emma
Where do we post our entries?

Catherine said...

I'm almost finished my entry! I can't wait to read the others that are posted, this is going to be my very first ever Blogathon, so I'm psyched.

paul haine said...

I loved you in The Island of Doctor Moreau, Mr. Brando. Certainly to my mind, your third greatest performance.

J.D. said...


I honestly don't know who I'll do for this, to be honest. I don't know what can change your life when you're 14... hm...

Marius said...

Emma, I'd like to participate. I emailed you, but you never replied. Anyway, please let me know what I have to do to be a part of your blog-a-thon.


Adam said...

I sent an e-mail ages ago, but just to confirm that I'll still be taking part.

My article still needs a bit of editing here & there, but will be ready to post on the day it's required.

Ninquelosse said...

Okies, I was intending to write about Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys buuuut I'm kinda away from now to over the blogathon weekend. Is it OK if I type it up on Monday and then throw it your way? Or is that too insanely late? Good luck with it either way.

t.k said...

omg Emma.

your favourite, sean ingle, calling your hated, marina hyde a stunna:

Guardian Unlimited's tea-time take on the world of football


Plastic Fantastic

Sean Ingle
Wednesday July 11, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

The Fiver still winces when it recalls the last 20-yard slide it made on Astroturf ... and the bloody mess it made of its calves, hamstrings and peachy-soft man o' war. Its knee, meanwhile, was nearly as mangled as your Peter Beardsley sentence. Little wonder, therefore, that plastic pitches are about as popular with most English footballers as the poetry of WH Auden.

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But Fat Frank and co better start getting used to the joys of fake grass - because those scheming Russkies are planning to play their forthcoming, and potentially crucial, Euro 2008 qualifier against England on a synthetic pitch! "Yes, the match will be played at Luzhniki and it is now 99.9% certain that it will be held on a synthetic pitch," cackled a RFU spokesman, in an accent more Muscovite than Twickenham.
The Russians had originally planned to host the match in the 30,000-seater Lokomotiv Stadium but have since decided to switch to the 84,000-seat Luzhniki, which installed a Uefa- and Fifa-approved FieldTurf system in 2002. "Guus Hiddink wanted the England match to be played on natural grass," insisted the spokesman, "but I don't think it would be possible to lay out the grass turf in time for the game." Of course not ... especially with the match just three months away.

Still the FA isn't being fazed by the latest Russian dirty-tricks campaign. "We sent a delegation to Moscow earlier this week to make sure we weren't caught on the hoof," a spokesman told the Fiver. "We've inspected the pitch and we will be able to prepare accordingly. We will identify similar surfaces in this country to train on." What a shame Boundary Park doesn't still have its old plastic pitch - that way England's players could have acclimatised to the Russian weather too.

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"I've had many a good night in Stoke-on-Trent, so you never know" - Robbie Fowler's Mr 15% George Scott, asked whether his client would consider joining Port Vale, accidentally reveals the true criteria he's using to help Robbie select his next club.



Tottenham boss Tony Soprano has been walking the mean streets of Berlin as he looks to add Hertha's self-styled "Ghetto Kid", midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng to the Tottenham family.

Arsenal Wenger is so impressed by the standard of William Gallas's moaning that he plans to run straight out and buy Samuel Eto'o by way of reward.

Premiership pauper Jose Mourinho will stick it to the league's big spenders by bringing in Daniel Alves for just £15m.

And Cardiff City will continue their homage to Kevin Keegan's great Manchester City side of 2003 by adding Robbie Fowler to the Trevor Sinclair they picked up earlier.

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Uefa has thrown Polish side Legia Warsaw out of the Intertoto Cup after fans assaulted police with metal bars and stones during their match away to Lithuania's Vetra Vilnius. Legia will be barred for one further season should they qualify again within the next five years. Vetra will play Blackburn in the next round.

'Appy 'Arry Redknapp 'as finally completed the signing of Preston goal skank David Nugent for 600,000,000 pennies.

Bolton's Short Fat Sam couldn't afford Liverpool's Xabi Alonso, so he's settled for signing his brother Mikel on loan instead.

Papa Smurf has regained control of Leeds after administrators KPMG announced his consortium had bought the club for an undisclosed sum. KPMG said Smurf's unconditional offer "represents the best result for creditors".

Roy Keane has begun preparations for Sunderland's 2008-09 Championship campaign by bringing in Michael Chopra from Cardiff.

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KLING! KLANG! WHOOP! WHOOP! SHOT DOWN IN A BLAZE OF GLORY! Gah! Steven Wells would love to watch a bit of sport in peace Stateside, but it's all marred by ear-splitting music and tacky razzmatazz.

Deco's football is so beautiful that Paul Doyle is weeping with joy just thinking about it. So Newcastle fans are in for a treat if the midfielder decides to venture downToon.

David Beckham has hit a low if Vinnie Jones is giving him career advice. But that's exactly what's he's doing.

Simon Hattenstone woke up screaming last night only to find out his favourite worst nightmare had come true. Human Rights FC have been taken over by someone as dodgy as a mid-90s indie band.

And in tomorrow's £0.70 award-winning Berliner Big Paper: Page 12 stunnah Marina Hyde on what football fans can learn from the Latex-wearing protesters stalking Barry Bonds; consumer champion Nicky Campbell on why Beckham's unveiling will reveal a diamond in the dungheap; Dan Roebuck tells you how to make losing bets on this year's Premiership; and lots of tecchie stuff in out tecchie Technology section.

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"Re: Doreen Hickmott's whinge that Arsene Wenger won't reply to her email (Tuesday's Fiver). Of course he won't reply. Despite the fact that it has pinged up on his screen in front of his eyes he can't possibly be expected to have seen it" - Adrian Bradshaw.

"I just saw that Sunderland are willing to pay £5m for Michael Chopra and then saw this quote from Cardiff manager Dave Jones to the South Wales Echo: 'I am sorry to see him go, everybody in the camp is. But there is a price for every player.' Did they miss the end of the quote where he said 'and Sunderland quadrupled it'?" - Andrew M.

"Re Ender Iberer's letter: please bear in mind it's a little tougher for England, what with not being able to just pick and choose what federation is going to give them the easiest route to a World Cup. And perhaps comparing a tournament which contains eight of the world's top 10 ranked teams to a tournament that features Japan (47th in the world) as its top ranked was a tad silly" - Matthew Hawkes.

"Not to criticise the work of the Fiver, but, surely this oversight must be noted. Upton Park's newest goodwill ambassador Craig Bellamy actually got away with this corker unnoticed: 'I wanted to make sure that, if I left Liverpool, it would be to a club that is going to be pushing for Europe.' Pushing what exactly? A vegetable stall?" - Oliver Pattenden.

Send your letters to Courtesy of Sierra, today's winner of the new Scarface: The World is Yours game on Nintendo Wii: Andrew M.

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