ManCry Debate Of The Week – Would You Fire A WheelChair User?

March 31, 2010 at 9:38 am | Posted in Articles, Fun | 5 Comments
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I think he over compensated just a little bit

Well thanks to my popular debate last week, I am very pleased to announce that several people found ManCry by googling the following : “Midget” “Fat Midget” and “Strong Midget” ! WHO the hell  starts up firefox and googles THAT!? God bless the internet! So after popular feedback from my last debate : Would you fire a midget? (here), enjoy the new topic.

ManCry Debate Of The Week – Would You Fire A WheelChair User?

Well I’d say firmly that your answer is NO! No one sacks little  wheelchair fellas. Simple as that. The main reason being  it would look really bad if you did. Plus the fact you  pity them, even when that’s the last thing they want you to do. There are literally so many scenarios where I would be paranoid to even use the word “Walk” in front of a wheelchair user. Even though they probably wouldn’t be offended, why take the risk? Picture the scene:

Wheelchair employee “So Dan, good weekend?”

Normal leg operational employee  Dan

“Yeah good thanks, went with the wife  for a nice walk… I mean stroll… I mean run, I mean erm.. I  couldn’t get out of bed all Weekend. NO! I didn’t mean couldn’t sorry of course I could, I mean I did nothing all weekend, just sat on my arse all day. Erm not that there’s anything wrong with that. Coffee?”

You can imagine how quickly the hole gets deeper and deeper with every wrong word placed. Also imagine an innocent helpful suggestion, gone wrong:

(Wheel Chair user looks stressed out)

Employee DanYou look stressed my friend, go take a walk and get some fresh air. Erm I mean wheel about, go take a little wheel about. “

Also I wonder if any wheelchair users have actually made this statement in anger and instantly wished they hadn’t

“I can’t take much more of this, I’m walking out in a minute” (tumble weed rolls past…..)

I wonder as well if there is also an unspoken agreement about  certain music you should never play in the office when there’s a disabled employee. Perhaps this , this or this would be a bad example to listen to at  full volume.

In summary, your job is safe as a wheelchair user employee. Not as safe as a midget, if you want to be extra safe, be a wheelchair bound midget! I hope you enjoyed this enlightening debate. It’s meant in jest, so if anyone’s offended, particularly wheelchair users,  I’m sorry, take a deep breath and walk away from the computer…..

Some classic wheelchair gags. Enjoy:

The Pacific / Band Of Brothers Soundtrack & Intro Starting Theme Comparison

March 25, 2010 at 11:23 am | Posted in Film, Soundtrack | 4 Comments
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Well, I’m sitting in my office with chills down my spine listening and watching both Soundtracks. Love them both, simply amazing pieces of music. I thought I would take the time to put both of them on one post for you to enjoy and perhaps compare.

Which do you prefer? It’s a hard choice, they are both beautiful in my eyes but I’d have to say Band Of Brothers wins for me. Just can’t beat it!  Roll on the next episode……..

Don’t forget to check out my page on “The Pacific” download links and guide if you haven’t already here.

Read my article about “Band Of Brother Syndrome” here

ManCry Tribute to the soldiers here

Enjoy Gents: (dry throat time hmmmmm)

Watch and listen in the order below and try to make a decision! Very hard indeed! Feel free to vote below

ManCry Debate Of The Week – Would You Fire A Midget?

March 25, 2010 at 9:43 am | Posted in Articles, Fun | 6 Comments
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Go ahead and fire me, see what happens!

Hello Gents and welcome to a new feature : ManCry Debate Of The Week (posted late but never the less it’s here!). This debate is meant as fun and doesn’t mean to offend any loyal readers (all 12 of them) or indeed midgets/little fellas / mini-me’s .  So this weeks topic – Would you fire a midget?

This debate stems from a discussion with a friend over the matter. A random debate but important none the less. We were talking about midgets in general ( who doesn’t!) and I said “well if you are a midget, yes you may be small but you’ve got a job for life – no one would ever sack a midget!” Let me defend and explain myself:

When was the last time you read a paper and saw “[Large Company] Fires Midget!” or “Midget put on the streets by [large company]” ? Exactly – That’s what the PR experts call “bad press” .  I admit there are some jobs you wouldn’t expect to see a midget doing such as:

1. Window cleaner

2. Strong man

3. Bodyguard

But then again you could say the same for fat people, so don’t even get me started. Midgets have great normal lives like us, in the office, blue collar workers as well im sure, I’m just convinced they would never lose their job. I personally couldn’t do it, could you? Imagine the scene.  A little midget  has been working hard for your company for 10 years as a salesman in your office. He then comes into your office and says:

[takes off his little tie and unbuttons his little collar]

I’m sorry boss but I had enough today and beat up Janine at reception as she laughed at me. She’s unconscious now but I snuck up from behind and hit her over the head with my briefcase (mini version)”

My instant reply would be “Don’t worry about it little man, we’ll clear this mess up. Take the day off, hell take the week off and come back in when you are ready and recharged

When Janine wakes up  “You’re fired get out! “ and make up some sexual harassment charge.

So I still to this day don’t know of any midgets that have been fired. Next scenario – imagine – board meeting of directors discussing cutbacks:

Director 1So its confirmed we have to let at least 2 people go this month, just can’t afford to keep them on.”

Director 2Sure any suggestions?

Director 3 (the new guy) “How about Linda from purchasing and Dave from accounts?

Director 1 & 2 (pauses and looks at each other)  “You don’t mean mini Dave do you?

Director 3 (the new guy) “Why do you call him that?”

Director 1He’s a midget – we can’t sack him,  can you imagine our company name in the paper front page “sacks midget” ? I don’t think so”

Director 3 “You’re right sorry”

Director 2I don’t think we need your director services any longer Richard, clear your desk by the end of the week”

Now im fairly sure that conversation has happened in real life at least few times. I stand by my argument people. Midgets probably have the most secure careers out of anyone in the world right now. Bottom line, It’s great to be a midget.

Thoughts?

(I hope haven’t offended anyone, it’s written with humour after a genuine debate. Hey for all you know, I’m also a midget making fun of myself as I’m confident enough to do it.  ( God bless the anonymity of the internet)

Bonus: I just found this pic below after googling “midgets” – disturbing. I draw the line there. I don’t approve (still posted though)

This is what might happen when you fire one

Holy Shit! Awesome Alert – “Predator” Remake Trailer

March 23, 2010 at 10:55 am | Posted in Film | Leave a comment
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I'll always look rough in the mornings

I’ll be honest – I don’t care if the entire cast of this remake were all midgets (actually that would be pretty cool), I’d still go and see this film when it comes out. Check out the new trailer below:

But let’s be honest gents, you can’t beat the original!

While browsing YouTube, I found these fan made trailers. Brilliant:

This was great – someone has FAR too much time on their hands! Ever wondered who would win out of Terminator vs Robocop vs Predator ? I think we all have :

Farewell Nip Tuck – Nip Tuck Ends With Perfection

March 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Film | 1 Comment
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Well I was a huge fan of the Nip Tuck series right from the very beginning. I was annoyed like most fans as the last 2 or 3 season seemed to get worse and worse. But I was pleased to say it all came together at the end, literally Perfectly. When I’d finished wiping away a tear or two from my ManCry, I found myself saying “thanks!” to the TV (Pathetic I know!)

So If you haven’t seen the ending already enjoy below. Or try and enjoy Nip Tuck if you haven’t before. Some great dry throat moments and sad times throughout that made us all smile, weep and laugh away. Farewell and Thank You Nip Tuck!

Really nice montage below (apart from the fucking terrible music at the intro)

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

ManCry series star rating ********* 8/10

New Feature – Videos Toolbar

March 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment
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I wonder what this wire does!? Yes I've been fiddling again...

Now it’s even easier to enjoy the content on ManCry! If you look to your right you can see the new video player. Now you’re just one click away from enjoying all the latest content on ManCry! Hope you like it and enjoy it as much as me!

Have a great weekend all!

ManCry Tribute: For The Soldiers

March 19, 2010 at 11:42 am | Posted in Articles, News | 1 Comment
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Parade of the Final Inspection

A few more British troops have lost their lives this week in Afghanistan. My heart goes out to anyones family who has lost a family member. It’s often we forget after reading the news that the person is always someones son or daughter or sadly even a father themselves. This week I had a e-mail that had me with a very dry throat and almost in tears. I then was recommended a poem by my father that I cannot believe I’ve never heard of. It’s simply amazing and it’s called Tommy Atkins. It’s just as applicable now than it was when it was written.

So as an ex-servicemen myself I wanted to share a story with you all. I served in Iraq as an Infantryman. When I finished my tour, a friend and I decided to travel the east coast of the U.S.A,  literally weeks after we got back. On the plane journey over we were naturally just talking about some of the events in Iraq between ourselves. The good, the man, the smiles  etc like all servicemen do. After the plane landed and we were exiting the door, a passenger stopped us and said ” I heard you guys talking about Iraq. I just wanted to say thanks so much for what you have done, heres $20 and the first beers are on me!” We were completely blown away, a guy who didn’t even know us, from the US was so proud of us he said thanks and gave us money. I’d never heard of anything like it, or expected it.

The rest of our 3 week trip proved to be more of the same.  A young couple asked if they could have “the honour” of showing us around Boston and bought us drinks. We went into a nice big bar/pub – ( one of them must of had a sneaky word) , a  live band  on stage  said “Could the two British Servicemen standup please” (We were both bright red thinking this isn’t needed!) and literally EVERYONE in the bar applauded us for serving in Iraq and then came to meet us and talk. It was an unforgettable vacation which none of us will forget. A big thanks to the Americans for that.

So as a proud ex soldier myself I would just like to say if only EVERY SOLDIER could get a heroes welcome home like we did (even if it was another country!). Everyone deserves it and if it wasn’t them out their it could have well been YOU out there. Remember us, appreciate us and above all else, if you disagree with us or not, please respect us. We’ve earnt it!

Enjoy these moving poems:

The Final Inspection

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”

The soldier squared his shoulders and
said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod,
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

“Step forward now, you soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

TOMMY

by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

The Problem With “The Pacific ” – “Band Of Brothers Syndrome”

March 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Articles, Film | 6 Comments
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Hello All! I can see a lot of you have been finding my links and guide to downloading “The Pacific” series helpful (here), so glad I can be of service to you all. Don’t forget new episodes will be online every Monday. I just wanted to share my thoughts / impressions from watching the first episode of The Pacific series.

First of all, I thought it was excellent. The trouble is I have self diagnosed myself with what I like to now call “Band Of Brothers Syndrome “. (BOBS for short). For almost half an hour or more, I was continually thinking about Band Of Brothers and even comparing it to The Pacific series. This is for obvious reasons:

The presentation is identical – The white text and red lines at the start are the same in both series

The real life interviews – Both series have these at the beginning.

The Introduction theme – Similar style with slow music, grainy film and black and white effects.

Like I said, I LOVED it so don’t get me wrong  – I’m a huge fan of the series and have been eagerly waiting for years to watch it. I just think the fact that people can’t help comparing it to BoB almost ruins it a little, as it rightfully shouldn’t be compared. The producers have labelled it as “an accompanying piece to Band Of Brothers” , so it is clearly meant to remind us of it.

If you go on any message boards or facebook pages, comments from torrent sites (not that I even download torrents!:P ) a lot of the people seem to have my problem as well. I think it is hard to enjoy a new series or get connected to new characters, when less than ten minutes into the first episode your thinking to yourself – “this will be a slow episode like BoB was for the first one” or “Cpt Winters wouldn’t of done that!”. On more than one occasion I found myself looking closely at my TV screen thinking I’m SURE I’ve seen him before, was he in BoB? He looks a bit like Winters! etc etc etc

So in closing, I still look forward to the rest of the series and I’m a huge fan. It will just take me and a lot of others time to stop comparing it to Band Of Brothers.

The most important question of course is “Do you have Band Of Brothers Syndrome as well?”

(Get writing below…… )

“The Pacific” Is Here! Download Links…

March 15, 2010 at 9:38 am | Posted in Film, News | 2 Comments
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Well I am a VERY happy man indeed. For those of you who don’t have HBO or live in America, The Pacific premiered lastnight. Below is the download links. The show airs every Sunday so check back Monday morning for the link. If any of you get stuck downloading the torrent, please go to the download page or write here and I will do my best to help you. You need to do 2 things:

1) Download “Utorrent” (torrent software)

2) Go to : http://eztv.it/shows/361/the-pacific/ and download it. As of right now the first episode isn’t listed in the correct section, but you can find it on the main page.

3) Watching it – It’s a standard .avi if you get the normal version and should be watchable with windows media player (including you can watch it on your xbox or PS3  or DVD players that support divx). All HD versions have “720P” in the title. Any problems at all when watching it, then I would highly recommend ” VLC media player” – its free and it plays literally everything, without problems.

4) Enjoy the episode !

5) Why not leave some feeback ? Can it live up to Band Of Brothers? Love to know your thoughts.

*Please Note* No content is hosted on ManCry and is simply a link to another website*

Some Feedback From You Please – Poll Time!

March 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Posted in Polls | Leave a comment
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Well, on the most part, it would seem that you are all enjoying our new  Weekly Top 5 countdown feature. If you haven’t seen them already here they are so far:

Top 5 Kevin Costner Films

Top 5 Dennis Quaid Films

So please take the time and let me know if you like it or not below. Of course feedback/suggestions welcome for our next top 5 countdown.

And just for laughs, an old poll which I love to read the results:

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