The New Apple iSwiss Knife.

There’s a growing source of irritation aboard HMS Friday recently and it’s all down to those arsing Apple iPhones. They swan about the place like a shiny head boy with a bright eye catching blazer, adorned with special achievement badges and although you can’t help but admire their style a small part of you wants to jam your f@cking thumb in their eye. You could write what the i-Phone can’t do on Adita ‘Romeo’ Dev’s underpants. But now that they’ve dazzled us with their technological abilities these ‘smart’ phones are venturing out into other areas, practical areas and this is where we have to draw the line.

Instead of downloading useful apps for your phone you can now actually physically attach applications to your phone, like this bottle opener which can also open cans…please make this madness stop? The opener, of course, comes with a down loadable app which will keep count of how many bottles and cans you’ve opened and allow you to play music or customised sounds every time you use the opener. It’s our humble opinion that the only sound sample you should hear before you even think about buying this gizmo is this.

World’s Biggest Harry Potter Fan…Is Himself.

Apparently the real Harry Potter lives in a bedsit.

The video below aptly depicts the sole reason why we haven’t collectively published our manuscript here at HMS Friday. It’s an epic yarn involving young children in gowns, talking magical manatees, haunted opium dens and round after round of sticky iced buns. But we’re scared to find a publisher as we know the kind of manic hysteria it will create and how some people will take things a little too far and venture into that scary, slightly unnerving, obsessed to the point that they’ve lost touch with reality and have developed a strange accent kind of area. You know there’s a lot of advantages to being poor and undiscovered.

N.B. Apparently his fifth tattoo will read: I Will Always Live Alone. (In Latin, of course).

Avast! Green Lantern Trailer Leaked!

Here’s a first look at director Martin Campbell’s take on the super hero Green Lantern. It stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a fighter pilot, who encounters an alien who passes Hal a special ring which grants him superpowers and a cheesy CGI super hero costume, with bulges in all the right places.

Look at the size of that boy's heed! It's like an orange on a toothpick.

Now watch the video below. A trailer edited together by an avid fan of The Green Lantern over a year ago with Nathan Fillion in the lead role with spliced together sequences from a host of films. Is it just us or is the tone of this trailer a hundred times better than that of Martin Campbell’s film? Don’t pretend you couldn’t really care because the day this world stops caring about men in tight fitting spandex is the day the world will stop spinning.

Virgins Discover Black Ops Nuketown Secret.

Apparently if you shoot the heads off all the mannequins in the multi-player Nuketown map level of Call Of Duty: Black Ops something special happens. After many attempts a group of gaming marauders unlocked the secret much to their collective delight and they were kind enough to video their effort to share with everyone else. Gaming geeks, don’t you just love them? (via Joystiq)

Personally speaking we were hoping for something more like a freedom fridge:


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HMS Friday’s Top 5 L.A. Alien Invasion Movies

Above is the latest trailer for Battle: Los Angeles. Yes it’s another alien invasion movie. Yes, it’s set in L.A. (again), but doesn’t it look good? All that sweaty tension, shaky camera work and open mouths. It’s directed by South African film maker Jonathan Liebesman whose most notable film to date is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. It stars Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez, so no prizes for guessing her character will probably buy the farm by the end of the film.

With the release of this trailer and Skyline, yet another alien invasion/visitation movie set in the City Of Angels, we compiled our very own Top 5 list for alien invasion movies set in L.A.

5. V – The Original Mini-Series – (we know it’s not a movie, so shut your whore mouth), starring Beastmaster Marc Singer, who famously turned down the role of Connor Macleod in Highlander due to his commitment to the series. It also featured a plethora of young, talented American women in tight fitting jumpsuits as well as staple 80s bad-ass Michael Ironside and Freddy Krueger in a bow tie.

4. Transformers – Gigantic alien robots, which can change into everyday vehicles, drop off for a visit on earth to wage a monumental battle against each other, helped and hindered by humans along the way. It’s deafening and filled with eye watering special effects and Megan Fox is in it. How can you possibly loose?

3. The Hidden – Where do we start with this underrated classic? The basic premise is an alien lands on earth inhabits the bodies of innocent men and women and does a lot of bad things and by bad we mean insanely great things like stealing sports cars, robbing banks and firing rocket launchers at the police. Think The Thing spliced with Grand Theft Auto but with loads more polyester suits, big hair and shoulder pads. The Hidden has another classic 80’s cast starring Kyle Maclachlan before he went on to appear in Twin Peaks and Showgirls. Alongside him was Michael Nouri fresh from his Flashdance fame, Clauida Christian, or for those of you who have never kissed a girl before  Commander Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5, Ed O’Ross the bad guy from Red Heat and Another 48 Hours and Chris Mulkey who also appeared in Twin Peaks and more recently Cloverfield and 24.

2. Alien Nation – Made in 1988 but depicting a future of 1991? Where an alien race known as The Newcomers have settled and integrated in Los Angeles much to the anger and frustration of the local populus. A balding James Caan plays Sykes, a bigoted hard ass cop who is reluctantly partnered with alien detective Sam Francisco played by Mandy Patinkin who have to try to solve the death of Sykes’ partner which involves a Newcomer businessman, played by an even balder Terence Stamp and his plans to mass produce an alien drug called Jabroka.

1. Predator 2 – Oh yes! The ageless Danny Glover replaces Big Arnie, the jungle is now the concrete jungle of L.A, (see how clever they were?), and once more the alien predator returns to hunt down more unsuspecting humans. Glover and a team of four other detectives, including Gary Busey, and Bill Paxton, (the appearance of these two alone merits it’s number one position), try to hunt down the alien invader in the middle of a heat wave and an on going gang war between heavily armed Columbians and Jamicans.  In our own humble opinion this is the best Predator sequel there has ever been.


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Avast! Adult Chocolate Milk.

No, it’s not a tacky bottle of Ann Summer’s naughty bingo bongo lube, nor is it something the porn industry would use as a ‘special effect’, it is in fact a bottle of delicious chocolate milk laced with strong Russian vodka. Apparently makers The Adult Beverage Company have a special secret alcoholic recipe which gives it a kick. A 40 proof kick to be exact. Other products from the same company include Adult Orange Cream, Adult Limeade, Adult Fruit Punch, yet sadly for us no Adult Lemonade. Oh the possibilities. If you would like to know more about this product then chart a course for the Adult Beverage Company’s main website HERE.

Beghad! Better Than A Life Preserver.

If you have a spare $50,000 down the back of your couch then you might be interested in investing in the self-sizing, self-drying  jacket of the future, as featured in the 1989 Robert Zemeckis film Back To The Future Part II. Only one of these were made and was worn by Michael J Fox’s character Marty McFly in 2015, (not so far away now), cables were fitted to the inside of the jacket and operated by a special effects crew to get it to re-size and dry during filming. The jacket is currently available for sale at the website Profiles In History as part of a Hollywood Memorabilia auction.