Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Gotham, Twin Peaks, Homeland & much much more! | #NOTwatching #31

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This episode was actually recorded a few weeks back, but we thought we’d hang on to it for a while in the hope that people might be more caught up on this autumn’s crop of killer TV, oh and Gotham. So on this week’s show we discuss the first few episodes of the latest (and sadly, in some cases final) seasons of The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire & Homeland. There’s also a brief mention of how utterly pointless Fox’s new Gotham show is, but before all that we get to a couple of the biggest bits of TV news in recent weeks: the casting choices for season 2 of True Detective and the much anticipated return of seminal cult show, Twin Peaks. All this and more on another TV-focussed #NOTwatching Podcast!


True Detective 2 casting

Twin Peaks coming back...

Dredd Web Series

Gotham

The Walking Dead

Boardwalk Empire

Homeland

Sons of Anarchy

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Jon @wobblyjon


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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

AMA 2014 Red Carpet Review | #Mashion & #Meauty

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Does the Red Carpet match the....oh no that won't work as a sub heading


Another Awards show passed me by this week and I thought I would catch the tail end of it and do another #Mashion Red Carpet review seeing as I hadn't done one in a while and these were the posts that seemed to gain some popularity. So here is my Red Carpet Review on the recent  "American Music Awards"


1.Elizabeth Banks (or Shue): The Hunger Games Actress looks extremely like Elizabeth Shue here!...What do you mean "Who's Elizabeth Shue?".....She's the actress from "The Karate Kid!"....No not the one with Mini Will Smith! The original with Ralph Macchio!......What do you mean "Who is he?"......Hands up who is reading this under the age of 25.......Fuck I feel old!........Anyway, love the shoes, love the pale skin, Love Elizabeth.........Eizabeth Shue is also from "Back to The Future part 2 and 3"!.....The time travelling one!.......Oh Fuck off! 


2. Blonde Lady: No idea who this lady is, but she looks likes somebody who presents day time telly in the US. Am I right? I don't care. Lovely dress here, great colour! Reminds me of a bottle of cheap supermarket orangeade. You know the one that is blatantly full of colouring to disguise the fact it tastes like armpit.


3. Jenny from the Block: Good "Old" JLo! The lady seems to be doing the impossible and looking great at her "old" age!....Ok I joke on the "OLD" quip simply because the the media seemed to focus on the fact she is in her 40's and been around for a "long" time and pretty much saying how "Old" she is but still has it! Apparently getting "old" is a shock in the showbiz world. Plus any old lady who wants to wrap a sheet around her as a dress deserves my attention


4. The Attention Seeker: I have no clue what so ever who this is. In fact I struggled to find any information on this woman in my five seconds research for this post.....you don't expect me to research stuff do you?......Shame on you!. Anyway, She might as well of turned up naked. I get the whole Burlesque/risque angle here, but what has this got to do with music?....is she a musician?.....do her boobs sing?


5. The Swift: A few past #Mashion Red Carpet reviews have been a little harsh on little Taylor. Over time I have seen the light and grew to love her as a musician, artist and downright legend. This girl knows how to play the fame game and media circuit. She also looks great in this dress........She looks great in anything



6. I Want to Heidi Klum: I think this is the model Klum, but am not 100% sure. if it isn't please comment below and tell me who she is and what she does so I can forget it almost immediately. regardless, this is a horrible outfit. a bland black dress with added paper sashes you would buy from hobbycraft. And the shoes?!..........No thanks! 


7. Rita PHWOAR-A: Ok, much like Taylor Swift I have changed my opinion on this girl! The Budget Rihanna is fast becoming a sexy lady in my eyes!....until she speaks! I can't stand her voice and not a fan of her songs....BUT she does have some decent fashion sense! This Massive "in yo'face" Banana fighting with Big Bird inspired dress could be a disaster on many women, yet Rita rocks this and looks great!



8. Fergie: Where has the sexiest member of The Black Eye Peas been? She looks great doesn't she?! Less plastic than many photos I have seen of her, but great hair, great leg, great simple dress......I'm sorry I don't know what to write as I just spent 30 minutes watching her music videos on You Tube!.....I Like My Humps!......That was a tune!......It's in your head now isn't it?!..........My Humps! My Humps My Humps My Humps!


9. Kardashi-enners: Wow three beauties right?! I believe the three girls are Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian.....Am I right?.....If so, I am going to have to stop reading OK magazine on my lunch break! All three of these "talented" ladies look great, BUT i am sure the girl of the moment (Kylie?) is getting the attention with her vampish style and looks! Kendall looks pretty model-esque and gorgeous whilst Khloe looks happy to be there.


And that is it from me today! Thank you for reading. If you agree/disagree/don't care about my opinions on these ladies, please throw me a comment below or simply tweet me @BarkerPODcasts and/or the new @MashionMeauty


So there you go! Hope you enjoyed this, if not.....tough shit. Check out all the other #Mashion Posts here:
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Monday, 24 November 2014

Evolve 'Big Alpha', Internet Arcade, A Dark Room & more | #NOTplaying #55

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Turtle Rock & 2K's monster-packed asymmetrical co-op shooter, Evolve, should have actually been released by now, so it was interesting to see what state it was in during the 'Big Alpha' test a couple of weeks back. We've also been rummaging through the recently unveiled 'Internet Arcade' which features emulated versions of just about every classic arcade game ever made, before finally going from simple graphics to 'no graphics' in the award-winning browser/iOS text 'em up, A Dark Room. It's all gone monstrously retro on this week's #NOTplaying Podcast!


Evolve 'Big Alpha'

Massive Internet-based Arcade

Far Cry 3 (Co-op)

A Dark Room

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Patrick @patrickjkay


Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
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Essex Girls Wine! | #NOTlistening

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What's an Essex Girls Favourite Wine?....




So, it's another entertaining and educational(!) #NOTinteresting style episode of the Podcast. In another | #NOTlistening Podcast Ep.159 - Essex Girls Wine | myself and the two guys sit down and do our best to be "Funny" "Informative" and "Entertaining" in 30 minutes on a topic full of facts and trivia!

In this Episode we discuss the wonders and beauty that is "WINE!" That Red/White/Rose liquid that we consume too much of whilst out at weddings, birthday meals and wednesday nights in front of the TV crying into boxes of chocolate because you realise that you'll never have a bum like Kim Kardashian!.......Ok one of them is not true......I never get invited to Birthday Meals.



So have a LISTEN and enjoy the podcast! It's Like Radio.....Only with swearing, you can listen anytime, no adverts and it's FREE!.

Grab a glass of vino and prepare to be enthralled and educated on how certain wines are made!





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Saturday, 22 November 2014

The REAL going's on in a Ladies Toilets! | #Mashion & #Meauty

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Pout, Pout, Flush! That is the #ToiletSelfie way!


Ok, So let's face it, we all take #Selfies...Sorry but it has to be hashtagged nowadays simply because it's part of social networking law.....and we ALL do it! Even when you say you don't, you have been part of the whole #Selfie movement that has swept us all.
Now, #Selfies isn't the main focus of this post, yes it's a post about #Selfies but it is a certain type of #Selfie that I want to address. 
The #ToiletSelfie!



As a guy, yes believe it or not I still hold my "man card", I am not alone in witnessing the length of time it takes for ladies to take in the toilet whilst on a night out. Now, I have been out with groups of guys and girls and in the time it takes me to go to a bar and queue up, barge past people, try and get the barman/woman's attention, realising that if I had boobs I would have gotten served hours ago, shout my order across the 1 metre distance, ask them to redo my order as it was wrong, spill it all over someone as I walk back through the now double the size crowd, get across the dancefloor watching as I don't trip over the handbags on the floor (I live in Essex) and getting back to my group with half a pint, an empty cocktail glass and somebodies handbag caught round my shoes....I realise the girls aren't back from the toilet yet!
What is going on in there?


Now us Guys like our "office" time, well I have spent many a time replying to tweets and email whilst enjoying quiet time in the "office". BUT whilst out in a public place a toilet is NO "office". If anything it is a place you can't spend more than 30 seconds in without people beginning to think you are in there looking to pick up a date. Trust me, same rule goes with talking to other guys in the toilet as that is a big NO NO! It doesn't matter if you haven't seen "Jeff" since primary school! You go in, piss and leave! No talking, No chatting, No eye contact! Just in and out!.....and definitely NO #Selfies


So, why do Girls take so long in the toilets? Their make up is already done! Oh no that's right!........Let's take a #ToiletSelfie! I have been out and and seen the following day the posts and photos that go up online. It is great seeing 15 out of 50 photos involving you and the group dancing and having a laugh in the bar or club. BUT then it's the following 35 photos that seem to have been taken in a magical place called "The Ladies Loo" a place where #Selfies seem to take over! 




Girls LOVE a #ToiletSelfie! I see so many of them around. On my Facebook, Twitter you name it! They are everywhere! What is so alluring about a toilet that girls seem to have this automatic urge to whip out their phone and take a snap, pouting in front of a huge mirror amongst a row of cubicles full of piss and shit? It is something men may never understand!



Many #ToiletSelfies can go epically wrong too....




It seems #Celebs...I don't know why I hashtagged that, but it staying in......#Sorry.....Ok maybe i'll stop it now......#Stop....Sorry. It seems the famous ones love taking the snaps whilst in their own toilets at home. Getting out of the shower is a popular one.




Here is my favourite #ToiletSelfie of ALL time! This sums up my whole Theory on Men who just don't get it.

FUCKING Love this!!!
But.........When I recently went to a Blogging Event I thought I would be one of the girls and take a #ToiletSelfie.......#Sorry




So there you go! Hope you enjoyed this, if not.....tough shit. Check out all the other #Mashion Posts here:
@MashionMeauty



If you want to help out the Website PLEASE vote for me at the UK Blog Awards 2015 (Most Innovative) It is easy to do. All you need to do is Click the LINK and submit your email. Simple as that and I'd be forever grateful.


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Monday, 17 November 2014

Overwatch, GTA V (in First Person) & Samsung's Project Beyond | #NOTplaying #54

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It's a news blitzkrieg this week, but before that... WTF Ubisoft? What happened to Assassin's Creed: Unity? And how much longer will people tolerate broken games being released and sold at AAA prices? We also talk about the recently announced Overwatch coming next year from Blizzard, the sequel to one of our favourite games of recent times, Just Cause 3 and the new CO-OP mode for early access darling, The Forest. We also discuss the current state of Elite Dangerous now that a release date has been set in stone, the latest details on Telltale's imminent Game of Thrones series and the breaking news that Samsung is spearheading another technical revolution, this time: 360 cameras for their Gear VR device, currently known as 'Project Beyond'. All this and more on another quite lengthy and news-packed #NOTplaying Podcast!


Reviews Carnage: Dragon Age: Inquisition, Assassin's Creed Unity & Rogue

Just Cause 3 announced

From the ashes of Titan comes... Overwatch. Blizzard announces 'hero-orientated' MP FPS

Former Call of Duty Team Members Working on Mutiplayer VR Shooter

The Forest now has CO-OP!

Elite Dangerous Release Date: 16th December

Eternal Darkness back on/The continuing adventures of Dennis Dyack

Tony Hawk on Twitter: "I’m currently working with Activision on a console game for 2015 (along with a new mobile game). I think fans of THPS series will be hyped."

More information on Game of Thrones Telltale Game

GTA V First Person Footage

16 pieces of free DLC for Witcher 3

Gear VR/Project Beyond

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Patrick @patrickjkay


Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

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All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Thor Four For Free

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Thor Four For Free....Not Three....What?


In | #NOTlistening Podcast Ep.158 - Thor Four For Free | Myself and the guys (Will and Ash if you are a newbie) met up in the podcasting tower to record a brand new chatter about......well not much really. This is what I love about podcasting! Many episodes have a structure and format, just like the trivia based #NOTinteresting episodes, but sometimes we just like to turn up, switch on the mics and see what we can do for 30 minutes.



In this Episode we enjoyed random chit chat on the upcoming Thor Threequel and my inability to say the word "THOR" correctly. Aswell as other hilarious exchanges we discussed a little bit about the creepiness of "In the Night Garden" so much, that i went away and edited up a creepy version featuring "Iggle Piggle"


So check it out and listen to the Podcast! Press PLAY and have a good listen if you will.

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

UK Blog Awards 2015 - Begging for YOUR vote

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If you are good at something, Never do it for free.....unless people won't pay you for it, then do it for free anyway

I consider myself quite a humble guy. I don't like to come across as arrogant or cocky, even if I consider myself good at something. The reason I try to keep this centre of balance is because, no matter how much you think you are good at something, there's always somebody out there better than you. You may never meet them or know this, but it's inevitable. So to try and maintain a balanced view on my abilities of say "Blogging" I have always tried to stay away from "Blogging Awards" or pushing it to a place where it gets considered as something competing with other blogs. I have always felt that competing with other people who do this sort of thing as a "hobby" is like competing with a charity on who can raise the most money. It kind of defeats the purpose.

UNTIL now! hah! Well I say that, but I say it with my tongue firmly in my cheek. The UK Blog Awards 2015 has put out it's candidates for Blogs to get votes in various categories. Someone who reads my blog or listens to my podcasts decided to nominate this blog for "Most Innovative" and "Best Lifestyle". Now, I have no idea who did this, so if it was Thank you, If I had known about this awards ceremony I probably would have nominated myself anyway. I have done this a few times and when it came to actually getting people to vote I kind of left it alone and let it go by without any fuss. This culminated with no win or recognition.
So this year I thought "why not" so I actually put it out there for people to vote. It is easy and simple and I didn't think there was any harm in actually asking people.

Now I guess what this whole post is about, apart from giving you all a link to go to and vote from (wink wink) but also for me to actually tell you how proud and happy I am of what I have created here at #NOTlistening. This may sound like I am becoming a bit full of myself, but hear me out. I started this whole blog/podcast/website simply because I love creating creative content. Whether that be audio podcasts, short films, blog posts on films and tv or even my #Mashion and #Meauty series. All these things are an extension of my creative mindset and it covers a shed load of bases. The main aim for the website is to entertain and invite the reader/listener into a world that I feel like I have created. There are plenty of things for everyone n my opinion.

I felt like actually putting the option for people to vote for the site, enabled me to show you all how proud I am of what I have created. I have met some great people over the past few years and made some great lifelong friends too.

So, if you want, go to the link and give me a vote. You don't have to, If I don't get shortlisted or win then it won't be the end of the world. I just wanted to share my love of my blog with you all.


If you want to help out the Website PLEASE vote for me at the UK Blog Awards 2015 (Most Innovative) It is easy to do. All you need to do is Click the LINK and submit your email. Simple as that and I'd be forever grateful.


So there you go! Hope you enjoyed this, if not.....tough shit. Check out all the other #Mashion Posts here:
@MashionMeauty


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Removing Make Up | #Mashion & #Meauty

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Mama always said these were my Magic Sho.....Water


In the recent #Mashion and #Meauty video on the You Tube Channel, which by the way YOU should be subscribed to already Jeez!, I made a short video on how easy it is for you ladies (or guys, come on let's not leave those out) to remove make up. In the past I have watched and witnessed my girlfriend and other female friends remove copious amount of make up using baby wipes that always seem to dry the skin out, irritate the skin or pretty much use up a thousand wipes that end up costing a fortune. I don't know, I don't wear make up to know how much remover costs and is a pain.

So in the video my friend Leanne brought some make up to throw on my face so we could remove it again using a special kind of water. This water product is called
"Garnier Micella Water". Now I have no idea what these products do so the best way to find out was to simply use it.

Anyway, Watch the video and see for yourselves.


Here at #Mashion and #Meauty I am opening up to more videos like this. So if you have any ideas please feel free to comment below and let me know. Or simply tweet me @MashionMeauty or @BarkerPODcasts

ALSO if you want to help out the Website PLEASE vote for me at the UK Blog Awards 2015 (Most Innovative) It is easy to do. All you need to do is Click the LINK and submit your email. Simple as that and I'd be forever grateful.


So there you go! Hope you enjoyed this, if not.....tough shit. Check out all the other #Mashion Posts here:
@MashionMeauty


Check Out ALL the Links in The #NOTlistening World.