New from Rory: Jackdaw!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I finally got something GOOD from Google Alerts! It’s been months! Or so!

He is in a new film called Jackdaw. Looks like another action/thriller flick. He does well in those. (Well, when they don’t kill off his character in the first ten minutes. Or make you wait til the last half-hour to see him. Oh SHUT UP Dana… This is good news!)

No idea who he’s playing. This is the first I’ve even heard of it. Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who (she played Clara in Eleven and Twelve’s time) is also in it, so that should be fun.


ADDITIONAL NOTE: If you google the name of this film you will bring up at least two other works with the same title, one of which was released last year and has a familiar face in it (not Rory’s). Neither of those is the one I’m talking about. If you go down either rabbit hole and don’t see the big man, don’t come yell at me on Instagram in my Hidden Requests folder, because (1) I warned you and (2) you’re the fucker didn’t pay attention to the release year. So pay attention. You’re welcome.

[edit edit, two days later]

Here’s a review! Rory plays… [drumroll] …a crime boss called Armstrong.

Sweet Baby Jesus please tell me the character’s first name is not Michael

The *other* Rory McCann character named Armstrong... yarrrp

…I’m not making fun of Rory. Promise. Actually, call it intuition, but I have a feeling this is going to be one more morally ambiguous Supposed To Be A Bad Guy but Rory will somehow make him Interesting. That’s not Rory’s pattern or anything, y’know. What can I say.

That, or he’ll be onscreen for like three minutes and send Our Hero in some kind of new direction. I dunno.

Administrivia: 20 September 2023

Hey, I don’t know who the fuck’s visiting here from Chicago from like a dozen related IP addresses in one day but you can knock it the fuck off. It’s not cute, it’s not charming, it’s gonna get your entire IP range blocked because there’s no fucking call for that. Period. Grow up.

I mean the chances of that even being a weird cellular-network glitch are pretty slim. Reads more like an attempted DDOS attack, and not even a very professional one.

I got no beef with Chicago usually; I’m aware some American conservatives have a hard-on for criticizing every little thing about the place and just making shit up if they can’t think of anything. That’s not me; I’m not a conservative anyway. That just really is where this fuckwit was from. No, I’m calling you a fuckwit. Yes, you deserve it. Don’t ever do that again.

Not a good time even if I were up for weird attacks. It’s the two-year anniversary. Go find something useful to do, like chasing parked cars. Thanks.

I almost never have news about Rory. We all know this. Hello to Dundee, though. [waves] Cheers.

Oi! Big man!

I will be very surprised if Rory has NOT ever heard of this band.


Big man! Watch! Enjoy! I just… have a feeling this may be up your alley.

One crazy coincidence

Some of you longtimers will recall I used to screenshot episodes of The Book Group on Tubi.

It’s totally free, no need to sign up for an account. The only real drawback, aside from the occasional ad (and it’s not too bad), is that they cycle through offerings a lot faster than Netflix does.

As you know, my ass is broker in the past two years than it was for over a decade before that because it’s just me now and I’ve got no backup anymore. So I haven’t tried paying for cable or Netflix or Hulu or anything like that. So, aside from checking videos out of the library, which I have also done from time to time (we have a fantastic library system), I tend to look to Tubi as one of my forms of television or film entertainment. Not all the time, but it’s there and sometimes I take advantage.

Well, tonight I discovered they have the film One Crazy Summer. I hadn’t seen it all the way through since I was a kid, and have forgotten more than I remembered. I did remember liking it a lot, so was delighted and decided to watch it again.

And here is where I explain why I am writing about it here.

It’s a story about a guy last name of McCann…

…Who takes part in a sailboat race.

The universe is a fucking hoot sometimes.