JamesMW78 has written 19 posts for Notes on a Scandal

Why The Daily Mail Needs to Grow a Pair of Balls.

OK, so I’ve haven’t blogged in aaaages, but this deserves a post. If you missed it in the news yesterday (which I did), the story goes like this: Young male teacher decides to go through long and very difficult process of gender reassignment. School decides to support him (quite right too) and in December last … Continue reading

Remakes: Why you shldn’t f*ck with the original

Apologies for anyone who hasn’t seen the 4th installment in a certain slasher-movie series yet, but for those of you that have, you’ll no doubt remember one of the most awesome ‘last’ lines in a film ever: “You forgot the number one rule of remakes; don’t fuck with the original”. Ah yes, very well said … Continue reading

What’s your favourite scary movie?

As regular readers will know, I love my horror films. I’ve been particularly excited this week because Scream4 -or ‘Scre4m’ to be precise- is released in the cinemas, which is awesome news and I am very, very excited. Very. But even more exciting is the trailer for a new horror film which is about to … Continue reading

Should the UK ban the burka?

  I’m not usually one to agree with Telegraph columnists, but there was a great little opinion feature in the paper today which I thought made a very strong point around the argument of whether the UK should follow in France’s steps in banning the burka. If you’ve got 5mins spare, it’s worth a read… You can click … Continue reading

Madonna the silent movie star?

Very few news stories genuinely make me hoot with laughter, but this one did and I thought it was worth sharing. So apparently, good ol’ Lord Webber – king of musical marvellousness (ish) – has announced that he’s found the perfect person to play the role of forgotten silent movie star Norma Desmond from the … Continue reading

Is GaGa really trying to ‘Express herself’?

So first off, I believe an apology is required; I haven’t blogged in weeks. Months even. Why? Well, I’ve been busy. Sometimes life gets in the way. On the other hand, a break is good for the soul and I have a theory that it’s a bit like not going to the gym for a … Continue reading

Join Madonna gym… and get a fat face?

  With the news that Madonna has made yet another gargantuan attempt at world domination with the opening of her own gym chain, I find myself compelled to ask the question; “What’s happened to Madonna’s face?” Does anyone know? I know she’s been snipping and tucking for years now which has left her looking a … Continue reading

Lessons learnt from the Yorkshire Dales

There’s nothing like a short ‘n’ sweet break in the countryside to make you appreciate life’s more simple pleasures, and this weekend’s lovely trip to the Yorkshire Dales did exactly that. An autumn trip up north for a reunion with old school chums is becoming a regular annual event and this year some much needed … Continue reading

78.9 miles and 20 lessons learnt

So three marathons in 18 months… but what have I learnt? Well here’s a quick list… 1. Not to do a 4th Not for at least a year anyway… 2. Impossible is nothing When I completed my first marathon this logo was everywhere at the finish line, thanks to one of their key sponsors. Never before had … Continue reading

AIDS; A laughing matter?

    A series of X-Factor rarely passes without its controversies, but I didn’t quite expect this series to cause a debate amongst my friends on the ‘comedy value’ of HIV and AIDS. To explain; a friend of mine on twitter ( @Squibby_ ) made a comment during the programme which went as follows; “Diva … Continue reading