Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Fire Skipping Rope ... On Crutches!

Partying Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty

Attempting the fire skipping rope ... on crutches!
As mentioned in my earlier post entitled The Fire Skipping Rope, one of the attractions of The Hang Out Club (a popular alien club featured in my book ‘How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy’) is that at various points throughout the night the bar staff set a skipping rope on fire and then drunken backpackers foolishly risk life and limb by attempting to skip through the flames.

The inspiration for this idea came from Ko Pha Ngan in Southern Thailand where the fire skipping rope is a popular real-life feature of a night spent partying down at the clubs on the beach.  To help people get an idea of what it’s all about I uploaded a few fire skipping videos in the aforementioned post entitled The Fire Skipping Rope.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

How To Save The World In Twenty Tweets... (Part Two)

A few brief snippets from the first 'How To Save The World' book...

From time to time on twitter I’ve been tweeting short quotes from my book 'How To Save TheWorld: An Alien Comedy', and a few weeks ago I collected the first batch of these quotes together in a post on this blog called How To Save The World In Twenty Tweets…(Part One).

As I’m now over two thirds of the way through tweeting these quotes on twitter, I therefore thought it would be a good time to collect together the next batch of seven tweets in the series.

So here they are…

8) Sadly the Femlings hadn’t been as foolish as the Empire and there was no two metre exhaust shaft handily located on their planet.  #HTSTW

9) “Aye. Ar … I mean, like, nar!  No way!  I don’t mean ‘aye’ as in go ahead, mess with my bum.  I mean ‘aye’ as in that’s what aliens do.”  #HTSTW

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Funny Football Quotes

"Matches don’t come any bigger than FA Cup quarter finals.”

A new season of Premiership football is on its way.
Any sports fans sick of all the good sportsmanship on display during the Olympic Games will be pleased to know that the Premier League starts again this weekend, so to celebrate I’ve collected together a list of amusing football themed quotes by managers, commentators and players over the years.

To make things a bit more interesting though, I’ve slipped in a made-up quote.  All except one of the following quotes are real so it’s tricky, but see if you can guess which is the made-up quote…

1) “You can’t play with a one armed goalkeeper - not at this level.”
…Kevin Keegan

2) “If Glenn Hoddle had been any other nationality, he would have had 70 or 80 caps for England.”
…John Barnes

3) “We didn’t underestimate them.  They were just a lot better than we thought.”
…Sir Bobby Robson

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

More Olympic Quotes

Katherine Copeland achieves her lifetime ambition of being on a stamp!
Ar ... and she also won an Olympic gold medal as well.

I think all sports fans can agree that we’ve just witnessed a brilliantly exciting and amazingly entertaining Olympics, with perhaps the only disappointment being marathon gold medal winner, Stephen Kiprotich, letting his fans down by refusing to do a lap of honour.  That one small blemish aside though, it’s been a memorable and exciting Olympics, so to celebrate here are a few of my favourite quotes from the games, together with a few Olympic themed quotes from years gone by…

1) “We’ve just won the Olympics!  We’re going to be on a stamp!”
…the first thing Katherine Copeland said after winning her gold medal in the women's lightweight double sculls.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

How To Save The World ... in 3D!

Eric and Jixyl the alien introduce themselves in
the 3D video promo for How To Save The World.
A few weeks ago I posted a promo slideshow video for my book ‘How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy’ on YouTube and also featured a post about it on my blog.  The video was fairly low budget and was basically just a collection of review quotes to celebrate the launch of How To Save The World on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk, but I was happy with it and the music seemed to fit really well.  Like I say, it was fairly basic but it did the job.

However, thanks to the benefit of my newly acquired video creating skills I’ve now taken things one step further.  For the next Charles Fudgemuffin video I’ve taken things to the next level by rendering things in 3D using characters from my book!  Well, not me personally – computers did the rendering obviously – but anyway, my next video has been created in 3D CGI and better still it features the very best of local voice acting talent!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

What Is 'A Lush Snaky Trick'?

...a very good sneaky bamboozlement!

A Lush Snaky Trick, the original title of
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy.

Most people won’t be aware of this, but the original title of ‘How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy’ was penciled in as ‘A Lush Snaky Trick.’  In fact it was more than just penciled in.  It was pretty much inked in at one stage.  It was quite a major decision when I decided to change the title to How To Save The World, but ultimately I realised that a book title should give its readers a clear hint about the story, and due to its use of local dialogue the original title of ‘A Lush Snaky Trick’ didn’t really succeed in that aim.

However, despite the change of title, the theme of playing ‘lush snaky tricks’ is one which runs through the book, so I’ve therefore decided to write a brief explanation of what exactly a lush snaky trick is.  To put it simply, a lush snaky trick is basically just a Geordie term to describe a comedy gag which involves good-natured trickery and deception.  A friend of mine on facebook described it once as ‘a very good sneaky bamboozlement’ and that’s a good way to describe it because in its most basic form that’s what it is.

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.