Ugly aliens, Superman’s not-so-super pants, Kurosawa Yoda, LEGO hobbits and a whole load more, awarded by guest Spurious supremo Jayne Nelson
Ugly Alien Of The Week
You wasted half your childhood playing Space Invaders (not that you regret it, mind) but would you have been quite so eager to spend all those hours with something that looked like this?
Artist Tom Carruthers decided to create a digital image of what one of those invaders look like – and boy, is it fugly. Still, at least they never took over the Earth thanks to your excellent shooting. Pat yourself on the back, kiddo.
“Inconceivable!” Menu Of The Week
The Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain in Texas has come up with a wonderful way of promoting its Princess Bride screenings on Valentine’s Day: a specially-themed menu! Mmm, those Twue Wuv Twuffles sound delicious. Count us in!
Health & Safety Oversight Of The Week
The Mayor of Storybrooke in Once Upon A Time – aka the Evil Queen – did a good deed in the latest episode, thoughtfully building a playground for local children. See?
But what on Earth are parents thinking, letting their beloved sprogs play on something made out of… blades? It’ll all end in tears, you mark our words.
You’ve Been Slimed Of The Week
An unsuspecting chap in Bournemouth was faced with a puzzle when a bunch of blue jelly balls fell from the sky and landed in his garden. Nobody’s figured out what they are yet, but if this is the first sign of an alien invasion we’ll be over in the corner, sniggering about them having “blue balls”. Heh.
Turning Japanese Of The Week
We all know George Lucas was partly inspired by the films of Akira Kurosawa when he made Star Wars (specifically 1958’s The Hidden Fortress, which is a damn fine movie). But what would his saga have looked like if it had actually happened in feudal Japan with a twist of sci-fi?