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REPOST: VidBinge 2005

Originally posted on The Unpleasant Lair Of Spank The Monkey 21/12/2005

Last year's VidBinge report came some six weeks after the event itself. This year, I've pulled my finger out and managed to get it up on the web just four days after it happened. Hey, maybe now I've lost my job, at least the updates on here will be more regular.

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REPOST: VidBinge 2004

Vb04_1 Originally posted on The Unpleasant Lair Of Spank The Monkey 01/02/2005

Ha! And you thought the writeup of my Pick Of The Year 2004 CD was late? Well, yes, I suppose it was. Though it's nothing like as bad as the six weeks that elapsed between my traditional end-of-year movie roundup party, and the date when I finally got around to writing about it.

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REPOST: VidBinge 2002

Originally posted on The Unpleasant Lair Of Spank The Monkey 12/01/2003

Once again, Spank's Pals assemble for their annual vote of the best movies of the year, and then watch as many of them as they can over one day. What did they choose this time? Well, that image to the left may be some sort of clue, obviously.

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REPOST: VidBinge 2000

Vb00 Originally posted on The Unpleasant Lair Of Spank The Monkey 22/12/2000. Following on from VidBinge 1999, and leading up to VidBinge 2006, I'll be reposting all the ones in between on a daily basis between Christmas and New Year.

A look at the year 2000's best cinema releases, or at least the ones that have made it onto DVD. Warning: contains imagery that may be unsuitable for young children and fan clubs of female singer/songwriters.

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Rising Monkey III: The Scoffening

An actual dinner for two served at the Wakamatsu Honten, Narita. The Belated Birthday Girl herself appears at the top of the picture for purposes of scale.

Following on from the earlier posts relating to our 2006 Japanese holiday (Earth Celebration and Rising Monkey III: The Snoozening), here's guest writer The Belated Birthday Girl to tell you about the current state of food and drink in Japan. Links to restaurant sites, maps etc are provided where available - if you need any of the Japanese sites translating into English, Babelfish may be of some use. But only some.

For me, one of the main pleasures of travelling is eating, and in Japan there is always plenty of excellent food to be had.  The trickiest thing about writing about it is deciding which places to leave out - there were many other great meals we had.  But I've decided to take my lead from Spank's list of 10 places where we slept - only I couldn't quite limit myself to that, so here are 10-plus-1 places where we ate.

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REPOST: The Line Between Stupid And Fun: Pick Of The Year 2005

With the bar lowered this far, could the cover for Pick Of The Year 2006 possibly be any more literal? Come back in twelve months and find out!Originally posted on The Unpleasant Lair Of Spank The Monkey 01/02/2006

No-one could accuse us of being party poopers here at The Unpleasant Lair. And that's why our end-of-year roundups drag on until February of the following year, keeping the New Year's Eve spirit going. Or something like that.

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