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Friday, 11 November 2011


This week saw the much anticipated release of the latest addition to the call Of duty video game franchise, Modern Warfare 3. As with most video games nowadays, it offers a single player campaign/story mode (which i will get round to playing and reviewing at a later date) and the popular online multi player mode. 

In previous years COD multi player has had it's good and bad points, from annoying things like spawn tube kills (mainly in MW2), campers and snipers to pretty amazing kill streak rewards, weapon choices and game modes. Now in my opinion MW2 was possibly one of the best games ever made, whereas last years Black ops was potentially the worst, so i had no idea what to expect from MW3.

Launch day arrived however due to issues with Amazon and Royal mail my copy didn't arrive and i had to wait another 2 days for it, but when it finally did it was straight out the packaging and into my Xbox 360. Into the multi player screen i went and was faced with some familiar game modes like team death match, free for all, demolition and search and destroy, however i also saw a new one, Kill Confirmed (similar to TDM but with added task of collecting dog tags from kills for extra points and stopping enemy from getting theirs), and after 5 minutes of playing this, i was already feeling the love for the game, i tried the other game modes aswell and quickly built up my level, and moved onto hardcore modes which i prefer.
The MP maps are also pretty impressive with loads of hiding places for the campers/snipers and vantage points to get good views. My favourite map has to be Underground, set in and around  a war torn London underground station. 
But the main thing i like are the weapon choices, all new guns, like Scar-l, similar to Scar H but lighter in weight, and old favourites like the UMP and AK-47. there is also the return of a old favourite last seen in MW1 weapon,  alongside the usual frag, semtex, c4 and claymores, Bouncing Bettys are back, a motion sensored landmine which unlike claymores, cover a 360 degree angle.

New perks have also been introduced like Stalker where you can move faster while aiming, marksman which identifies enemy from longer ranges and quickdraw which gives you faster aiming.

New killstreak rewards have also been introduced, this time seperated into assault and support catagories, the best of the new assault rewards in my opinion are strafe un, which involes 5 attack helicopters doing a fly over taking out enemies as they go, and assault drone which is a radio controlled mini tank that the player controls.  Support packages include ballistic vest for the team and sam turrets which take out air attacks.

I could have went in depth with this review but there is so much to the game i would have been here all day, but to sum it up, MW3 is certainly a million times better than Black Ops, and has potential to be just as good if not better than MW2. Happy gaming

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


This years X-Factor in the UK has seen no shortage of newspaper headlines, however it's most controversial story has been due to the on and off screen antics of Frankie Cocozza. From his late night drinking binges, to shouting "fucking get in there" live on tv when he was saved from the public vote despite the fact many thought his singing was awfull, he seemed to dodge the preverbial bullet every time. That was untill this week when news broke via Twitter that he  had broken "A golden rule" and had left the show. Rumours were quick to circulate as to which rule he had broken, and it wasn't long before an official statement was released stating that he had been boasting about taking the drug cocaine, leaving some in shock, some calling it a typical X-Factor publicity stunt  while others were just glad to see the back of him.
However the question on eveyones lips was "who, if anybody would take his place?".  Campaigns began on Twitter to bring back boyband "The Risk" and solo act Johnny Robinson, however yesterday (9th nov) ITV announced that viewers would actually get the chance to pick from the 4 acts sent home in week 1 of the live shows. a move some including myself have said is wrong. I feel these acts and all others voted off since have had their chance at the live shows and therefore should not be given another. Instead they shuld have got those acts not picked from judges homes stage to be given another chance, but With Simon Cowell in charge i guess things were never going to be fair or indeed straight forward.
Whoever gets another chance, one thing is certain come the end of the series, like every other year, the only true winners will be ITV and of course Simon Cowell.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Remember remember the month of Movember

No it's not a typo, this is indeed Movember, where men grow a moustache for the entire month of November to raise awareness of mens health issues, and people help by donating or sponsoring you. 

The Movember Foundation has been staging events to promote mens health isssues since 2004, and has bases all around the world.

I myself will be taking part for the second year running, and this year i am part of Glasgow rangers football club's Movember Team. i will be posting pictures on my twitter feed http://twitter.com/Scotty_Mctweety

Of course i would love anybody reading this to actually put their hands in their pockets and sponsor me, and you can do just that by going here http://mobro.co/McBaldy all donations small or large are gratefully recieved and will be going to a good cause.

Monday, 17 October 2011


For the last 2 or 3 weeks my X-Box 360 gaming time has beeen pretty much dominated by Fifa 12, EA Sports annual multi platform football (soccer) game. each year they try to up the ante in the war against rival game Pro Evoloution Soccer (PES) and for a number of years, Fifa came out 2nd best. However in recent years PES has been the inferior game. Some have put this down to Fifa introducing more realistic gameplay and the addition of new game modes, a theory which i am inclined to agree with.
Fifa 12 introduced us to "Tactical Defending" where 1v1 situations require a certain amount of skil and judgement, unlike in previous years where the gamer had little control over defenders. I myself have found this a brilliant addition to the game, as it makes it tougher for people to get away with stupid schoolboy style goals. 
Another new addition to this years game is "Head to Head Seasons" where yu pick a club or international team and play online in a 10 division league set up, starting in league 10, you have to work your way up, an avoid relegation while doing so, the further up you go, the tougher your opponents become.
However the game mode whichtakes most of my time up is "Ultimate Team", a football manager style game with a hint of the card game, top trumps. In it you have to earn match coins and build up as best a squa as you can, you buy and sell players and other items such as club staff, kits, stadiums and fitness boosters and buy packs of virtual cards containing a mix of palyers, staff, and other items, you can also buy these packs using microsoft points, which i do a lot. Ultimate team proves very popular, with people selling players, coins and even full suads on ebay, with a top rated squad selling for amounts in the hundreds of pounds.
All in all fifa 12 has yet again proven itself to be the superior football game, and should be first choice for any fan.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

BBC (Bloody Budget Cuts)

For decades now, the BBC has been at the forefront of television and radio broadcasting in the UK, providing us with some of Britains most popular shows such as Doctor Who and Eastenders, and in the past iconic comedy like Only Fools And Horses, Dads Army, Allo Allo, Fawlty Towers and Hi De Hi to name a few. 
At present they offer 10 television channels in UK, numerous national and local radio stations, the majority of which churn out programs 24 hours a day and BBC iplayer, a popular website and downladable app where viewers can catch up on tvand radio shows they may have misssed..
Some of these shows cost a lot of money to produce, be it wage bills or special effects costs and as a result the decision was taken last year to make cuts in budget of up to 20%, with some less popular channels and shows facing the axe, however some people have vented anger at the cuts, including staff at the BBC who have threatened strike action a number of times.
I wont bore you with details of what has been cut and why as i would be here all day, however i do feel money could be saved and earned in better ways, for example, not paying so called celebrities huge sums of money to appear on  shows such as strictly Come Dancing (despite being very popular) or the upcming talent show "the Voice".
However the main way i feel money could be made is for the BBC to scrap the television licence fee (currently we have to pay £145.50 per year) and introduce commercials and program sponsoring on its network, a move that may prove unpopular with some but as the majority of viewers are against the licence fee, it is something i am sure we could learn to live with, the licence fee is outdated and they could make so much more money in advertising and sponsorship revenue. Whether this will ever happen remains to be seen, and untill such time we face the risk of losing our favourite shows and channels.

Sunday, 18 September 2011


Ok i'm going to start a monthly preview of WWE PPV's, and give my predictions for each match, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment box, but if you are going to hit me with the "wrestling is fake" crap, don't bother, yes it may be scripted but it's entertainment at the ned of the day.

Right, down to business, tonight see's the annual "Night Of Champions" PPV, where every title is layed on the line (and tonight, a job is also at stake).

Divas Championship- Beth Phoenix v Kelly Kelly(dc):
Despite getting the better of Phoenix at last months Summerslam, i feel Kelly Kelly's reign as champ will come to an abrupt end tonight, Will Natalya play a part in it?, almost certainly, however i also feel we may see a new addition to the Divas of Doom,

Intercontinental championship- Ted Dibiase v Cody Rhodes(dc):
Cody has been pushing Dibiase to the limit recently,even forcing him to wear one of his brown paper bags, and tonight it comes to a head when theu square off for the IC title, a match i feel Dibiase will come out triumphant.

Fatal 4 way US Championship- Dolph Ziggler (dc) v Jack Swagger v John Morrison v Alex Riley:
With Ziggler and Swagger embroiled in a battle for the management services of Vikki Guererro, i feel that will pave the way for Riley or Morrison to reign supreme, Alex Riley has been on the up and up since parting company with Mizz and i predict this will be his night.

Tag Team championship- Kofi Kingstone and Evan Bourne (Dc) v Mizz and R-Truth:
this is a tough one to call as both teams are newly formed and proving their worth together, however i feel that Mizz and R-Truth will hold off the challenge of Air-boom and become new champs, unless the Little Jimmys get to truth of course.

Triple H v CM Punk:
This match has no title up for grabs, however should HHH lose he has stated he will give up his position as WWE COO, an outcome i think will happen with Kevin Nash and John Laurinaitis playing a major part.

World Heavyweight Championship- Mark Henry v Randy Orton(dc):
Henry has been a dominant force recently, especially where Orton is concerned, however i feel Orton will retain his belt albeit through DQ due to what i predict will be outside interference from a returning Kane or Big Show (both injured by Henry)

WWE Championship- Alberto Del Rio(dc) v John Cena:
Akberto Del Rio achieved his destiny last month at summerslam by cashing in his money in the bank against a battered and bruised CM Punk, and despite Cena being involvedin 2 great matches with Punk recently i fancy Del Rio to continue his destiny, whether it will be a fair victory or not remains to be seen.

whatever happens tonight, it has the potential to be a good quality PPV, fingers crossed anyway!

Saturday, 17 September 2011


The Daily record, Scotland flagship tabloid newspaper as some would call it has today sunk to a new low. On the eve of the seasons first Old Firm game between bitter Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic and at a time when many are trying to ease the hatred between fans of the clubs, they decided to run a feature asking "Who is more hated at Ibrox, is it Lennon or the taxman", a move which has angered fans of both clubs and has seen Celtic release a statement this afternoon stating that they will no longer take part in any interviews with the newspaper.
I myself am a Rangers fan and i find this disgusting, to use the word "hate" is bad enough but directed at Neil Lennon and the day before the 2 clubs face of is nothing less than moronic. Recently we have seen death threats aimed at Lennon, bullets mailed to him and even bombs and for a well established publication such as the Record (owned by Mirror Group) to run this feature is only adding to the problem. Some are asking if they are inciting hatred ahead of tomorrows clash, the simple answer is yes, they are.
Whoever is responsible for letting this feature actually be published needs to take a good hard look at him/her self and think about what they have done, and if they have any sense of dignity, issue an apology to Mr Lennon and Celtic at the earliest opportunity. Lets remember at the end of the day it is only a game of football, and there is no need for any sort of hatred be it sectarian or otherwise, and we especially don't need a newspaper adding fuel to the fire. I can only hope that tomorrows game is not affected by this and that we get to enjoy a good old game of football.

Sunday, 11 September 2011


Tuesday September 11th 2001, a day none of us will ever forget. I was at home at my flat in my home town of Troon with a friend who had ironically only just returned from spending the summer working in the States, we had chatted for a while and decided to put the movie "Deep Blue Sea" on which i had recorded the previous night.
The end credits rolled and i switched off the video recorder, and the tv went straight to the last channel i had been watching, Sky News and the image that awaited us was nothing less than shocking, they were reporting that a passenger plane had crashed into one of the twin towers in New York, a tragic accident, or so we thought, untill about 10 minutes later we saw what millions around the world saw, a 2nd plane crashing into the other tower, and it went from tragic accident to obvious act of terrorism. At this point my friend understandably wanted to be with her family and went home.
I stayed in front of the tv watching the tragic events unfold as the 2 buildings burned my thought with those poor souls inside. Perhaps one of the most heartbreaking images of that day was the sight of people jumping from the towers to their death rather than being burned alive, i could never even go close to imagining what they must have been thinking. Then came the real tragedy, while no doubt countless numbers of people would have been attempting to evacuate and members of the New York Fire Department were attempting rescues, the first tower collapsed, i remember feeling numb with shock at what i had just seen, i could only imagine how anybody with family and friends in those buildings felt. Then not long after, the 2nd tower came down and with it the chance of survivors reduced dramatically. 
News had also came in about a 3rd plane crashing into The Pentagon building in Washington, and a 4th coming down in a field in Pennsylvania, this was later revealed to be a failed attempt by the terrorists after they were overcome by heroic passengers who gave their lives to save those on the ground.
I remained glued to my tv screen for the rest of the day and into the early hours, wondering why this had happened. Of course we now know who was responsible and what became of him, however the threat of further attacks around the world remains and no doubt will do for a long time yet.

This post is dedicated to the memory of those lost in the attacks 10 years ago today and to the brave members of the New York Fire Department, lets never forget them!!!

Thursday, 8 September 2011


This Friday sees the 7th quadrennial (every 4 years) Rugby World cup begin in New Zealand. Now it may not have the glamour and popularity as it's football counterpart, however it can be just as, if not more exciting to watch, you just have to watch the 2003 final where a Johnny Wilkinson drop goal in the dying seconds won the cup for England in a hard fought match against Australia to see evidence of this. I also experienced the thrill of a world cup match first hand when i attended Scotland v Zimbabwe at Murrayfield in 1991, what an an amazing atmosphere it was inside the ground.
Whereas in football, the likes of Brazil Germany and Spain are dominant forces, in rugby, the big guns are New Zealand,Australia and current champions South Africa, and with the event taking place in New Zealand one would have to place them as odds on favourites to win on home soil, but the other countries wont just lie down and hand them the cup.
There are some great matches to look forward to in the group stages, the main one for me will be my country Scotland take on our bitter rivals England in pool B,with both teams expected to make the knockout stages, this should be a battle for top spot, however with the ever improving Argentina in the group and potential shock troops Georgia and Romania also there, anything could happen.
Whatever happens during the tournament, and whoever is playing in the final on October 23rd, one thing is for sure, you will not regret tuning in to watch.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


With all the transfer deadline day activities yesterday, one story passed me by untill i read it in todays newspapers, Hearts fan John Wilson was CLEARED of assaulting Celtic manager, Neil Lennon during a match at tynecastle on 11th May this year, despite millions of tv viewers seeing the action unfold live on tv. Wilson was also cleared of sectarian crimes despite a match steward hearing him call Lennon a "Fenian Bastard".
Despite being a Rangers fan i found the actions of this moron disgusting when i saw it unfold on tv, but my thoughts at the time were that it had been caught on tv cameras so convicting him would be a no brainer, that was untill yesterday when the jury at his trial came to a verdict of not proven, i mean seriously, the proof was there to be seen, i saw it, the guy down the street saw it, hell Stevie Wonder even saw it, so what the hell were the jury thinking?.
It makes a mockery of the Scottish justice system considering he even at one point admitted he lunged at Lennon. At a time when sectarionism is rife in Scottish football, this has to be one of the worst things that could have happened, it will make every moronic bigot think they can get away with the same thing, my only hope is that the justice system takes a long hard look at itself and learns from this.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


It only happens twice in a football season, it has been known to make grown men cry tears of joy or heartbreak, Sky Sports presenter Jim White has on more than one occasion done a sex wee live on air during it, yes football fans, it's transfer deadline day, the last day your club can make any new signings before the transfer window closes untill the /January sales.
So what can we expect to see today then? well apart from the usual rumours like Ronaldo to Stoke or Messi to MK Dons, We can expect a few premiership players to jump from one club to another causing a riot between rival fans, The Old Firm to fight over a player and the team who loses out by not offering enough money, regrets their decision later in the season when said player scores against them, and of course Mr White to need medical attention at 1 minute past midnight as the window closes.
Whatever happens it will pave the way for another exciting season North and South of the border, and i for one can't wait!.

I chose not to report any signings or actuall rumours as no doubt as soon as i posted the blog they would be proved wrong lol.

Friday, 26 August 2011


Season 2011/12 has only just begun, and no mater what happens on the domestic front in Scotland, it will be remembered for one thing only, the fact that before either the Champions or Europa leagues had even begun properly, all Scotlands representatives had been knocked out in the qualifying rounds (In my team, Rangers case, knocked out both competitions). Now we could blame dodgy ref decisions all day but the simple fact is Scottish football is a joke, Our national team hasn't been at a major tournament since the World Cup in France 1998, and as for our domestic clubs, well where do i start. 
Last night saw Rangers, Celtic and Hearts all crash out of the Europa League at the qualifying stage, now Hearts had it tough, they were up against Premiership big buns Tottenhanm Hotspur (the English team i support) and despite a 5-0 thrashing at home, they put up a brave fight against albeit an under strengthed spurs squad and came away from White Heart Lane with a little pride intact after a 0-0 draw. The Old Firm teams on the other hand were a disgrace, Celtic going down 3-1 away to FC Sion after drawing 0-0 at home last week and Rangers drawing 1-1 at home to NK Maribor after a 2-1 away defeat last week. Now no disrespect to Sion or Maribor, but who the fuck are they??, nobodies, that's who, and for the so called might of the SPL to be humbled by them is nothing more than embarrassing, a fact made even worse when you hear that Stoke City and Shamrock rovers also managed to qualify. 
Things need to change in Scottish football, and fast, because the current set up just isn't working, though one thing is for certain, despite what people have been saying for years now, Rangers and Celtic should never be allowed into the English league, mainly because they are Scottish teams, but also because they would end up getting beat by teams like Acrington Stanley (who are they? exactly!).What we need is a 16 team top tier league with the focus on Scottish players, you just have to look at how well the scotland under 21 squad do to see that there is young talent out there itching to do the job for any clubs willing to give them that chance to shine, also limit the number of foreigners coming in to 4 in a squad, most if not all only come here to put themselves in the shop window so other big clubs notice them (why is beyond me, its like putting caviar in Aldi's window).
The Scottish government needs to get more involved with the SFA to see that more money is invested at grass roots, encourage more schools to have an active football team, offer more training camps during school holidays, and get popular footballers to offer coaching.
Of course non of this will fix the immediate problem, that is up to the managers themselves to sort out the teams, find the players willing to play for the shirt, and those who are only interested in the pay cheque should be shown the door. With time and effort we can get Scottish Football back on the map, and make us a proud nation again.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


This November see's the much anticipated release of the 8th game in the "Call Of Duty" video game series. For those who have been living under a rock, Call Of Duty is a first and third person shooter game created by Ben Chichoski and published by Activision, and either developed by Infinity Ward or Treyarch. The earlier games were set during WW2, with later games (Modern Warfare 1, and soon to be released 3) set as name suggests, in modern day, while last years Black Ops set during the Cold War.
This genre of game was one i had normally not played untill the release of MW2, when i decided to jump on the bandwagon and buy it due to the publicity surrounding its release and fact all my friends were buying it, and i will admit, in video game terms, it was the best move i ever made, The single player campaign blew my mind, especially the "No Russian" chapter where you walk through an airport, shooting civilians, pretty sick but a good way of getting rid of pent up anger lol. However the best part is the online multiplayer, where you get the chance to play people from around the world, which sometimes can be a lot of fun, but at times it can get frustrating due to idiots using cheat hacks, something i hate, i mean what is the point of buying a game if you are just going to cheat. A lot of people also hate grenade launchers or Thumpers (known as noob tubes) but i myself always use them, partly because of the multikills you can get but also because the evil part of me knows it will piss people off.
So after a year of playing MW2 you could imagine my excitement at the November 2010 release of Black Ops, however my excitement was short lived, the game was horrible, the campaign was good i admit but multiplayer was dire, the graphics and sound effects were poor compared to that of MW2, to be honest just thinking of the game pisses me off so i will move on.
So what of MW3 then, well it seems it will be set in various locations including London,and it promises new killstreak features, a revamped ranking system and the removal of certain power advantage perks that some find annoying. The campaign will continue where MW2 left off, and will feature some of the same characters.
All in all the game seems certain to be a hit, despite ging head to head with rival game Battlefield 3, released around the same time. My money will be spent on MW3, and once it is released, me and my xbox will be spending a lot of time together!

Monday, 22 August 2011


David Cameron is hardly Mr popular at the best of times, however recently he has angered the voting public more than normal. Just a couple of weeks ago parts of England saw the worst rioting and looting ever seen on these shores, causing millions if not billions of pounds worth of damage, and livelihoods ruined. The scenes from cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester were awfull, kids barely in their teens squaring up to, and throwing missiles at police and other emergency service officers, shops being looted and burned down, and even innocent families being forced out of their own homes.
the one thing this country needed at that time was a leader to stand up and say enough is enough, yet it took our Prime Minister 3 DAYS before he decided to cut short his holiday in Italy and come back to the UK.
However after last nights events in Libya where it seems Colonel Gadaffis regime is falling, Mr Cameron rushed home from yet another holiday (albeit only in Cornwall) in just a matter of hours to pretty much take the credit for what the people of Libya achieved, and his party members were all getting right behind him, Louise Mensch for example  tweeting that "it was a genuine triumph for our PM David Cameron".
Now i am in no way suggesting that he or any other member of parliament doesn't deserve a holiday, however Camerons latest jaunt was his FIFTH holiday of the summer. Sorry Dave but just because Parliament shuts down for the summer, doesn't mean problems in your country do, we are in the grip of a financial crisis, and your country needed your leadership during those rots, you can not pick and choose when you want to be Prime Minister i'm afraid, its a 24/7 job, and should you be on holiday, the first sign your country needs you, you get back here, i mean its not like your deputy Nick Clegg is capable of the job even for a few days.

Sunday, 21 August 2011


As most of you will be aware, yesterday saw an unfortunate accident at the Bournmouth Air Festival involving one of the Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Team which resulted in the tragic death of Flight lieutenant John Egging. He is rightly being hailed a hero for steering his jet away from houses before it came down in woods.
The Red Arrows have themselves now been grounded untill a full investigation into the accident is carried out, however it has lead to some people calling for them to be disbanded alltogether, something i am sure Mr Egging or his family would not like to see.The Red Arrows are a British institute, and have been around for years, providing spectacular displays at air Shows and events around the world, one of te most iconic images in my opinion is of them flying over Buckingham Palace alingside Concorde at the Queens Golden Jubilee. (Concorde itself being retired following the tragic crash in Paris in 2003)
As a child i remember seeing both the Red Arrows and Concorde at Prestwick Airport on many an occasion,  and was left in awe at their abilities, as i am sure many people of all ages were. When concorde was retired, i was heartbroken at the thought of never seeing (or hearing, the noise was immense) her again, and the though that i may never have chance to see The Red Arrows perform again leaves a similar feeling. If anything they should (after the investegation) be allowed to fly again as a tribute to their fallen pilot.
Only time will tell what the future holds for The Red Arrows, but should we have seen the last of them, i think i speak on behalf of many when i sat Thank you for the memories!

I dedicate this post to the memory of Flight Lieutenant John "Eggman" Egging of the Royal Air Force, my thoughts are with his family.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

OOPS I DID IT AGAIN! enough of the remakes please!

If there is one thing any true movie buff hates more than an unnecessary sequel, it is an even more unnecessary remake, however recently it seems Hollywood has chosen to ignore this and inundated us with them and if the chances of getting a sequel better than the original are slim, then getting a remake better than the original can only end in a box office disaster.
In recent years we have seen classic horrors such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday The 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween all given a 21st century reboot, and while some of them were decent attempts, they in no way matched the quality of the originals, Nightmare On Elm Street being a prime example, i'm sorry but there will only ever be one Freddy Krueger and that was Robert Englund. 
Other attempts include oceans 11, War Of The Worlds, The Karate Kid, King Kong, the list goes on and on.
Now the craze in Hollywood seems to be remaking Arnie movies (blasphemy in my opinion), this week seeing the UK release of Conan The Barbarian with Jason Momoa (yep i've never heard of him either) in the title role, 2012 seeing Total Recall and apparently remakes of Predator and Red Sonja are also planned. These are all iconic movies of the 70/80/90's and should remain untouched, i will be very surprised if any are successful. 
I have racked my brains and i can't for the life of me remember a remake that was anywhere close to being as good as the original, and for this reason alone, Hollywood should bite the bullet and leave the classics as they are, Classic!, I swear, if anybody ever attempts to remake Jaws, i will hunt them down and personally feed them to the sharks.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Big Brother Is Back!!!

Yes, despite a big send off by Channel 4 last year, Big Brother is back on our screens, this time on channel 5 and with "Ultimate Housemate" Brian Dowling taking over the presenting role from Davina McCall and i have to say he done a bloody amazing job at it, and praise the tv gods because the voice of Big Brother , Marcus "who goes, you decide" Bentley has returned to provide his always entertaining narration.
the series kicked off with a "celeb" edition last night (18th august) and yes there are a few well known celebs in there, the most famous being Hollywood actress and star of American Pie, Tara Reid, who dare i say looked rather pie eyed!, however she was not alone as also in there is everyones favourite nutter, Kerry Katona, oh well at least she has a roof over her head for a couple weeks. Other housemates include a male model, the ex wife of David Hasslehoff, the almost certain soon to be ex wife of the House Of Commons Speaker, an ex soap star, 2 reality show stars, a papparazi guy with a pink mowhawk and those annoying little fuckers that we all love to hate, Jedward. 
Yes Channel 5 are risking being investegated on grounds of breaking the trade descriptions act by calling it "celeb big brother" but lets be honest, every celeb reality show does it, and we the viewing public still watch it and  as long as we do so, they will churn it out.
I myself am and always have been a fan of Big Brother (hell i even auditioned twice, but thats a story for another day) and i could not be happier that it is back, and happy to say it is in safe hands with Channel 5 who made the right decision to bring it back, and even more so by getting the awesome Brian Dowling to present it, yes folks, Big Brother is back!!