Hey folks, I hope everyone is keeping well. As discussed yesterday, I am currently publishing a makeshift newsletter (of sorts) to help everyone pass the time.

‘Something to read when you’re bored’ does exactly what it says on the tin – it gives you something to help pass the time if you have nothing to do right now. The content is a bit random – as you would have noticed in yesterday’s edition – but hopefully it provides you with some reading material regardless.



Image: ©Walt Disney

Let’s start with some good news. In light of the current situation, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are supporting local communities by donating surplus food to Second Harvest Food Banks during temporary closures. Marvellous news – I am sure it will help those who need it most!


Everybody needs good Neighbours

Today marks the 35th anniversary of Australian soap, Neighbours. Those who watch the show regularly will know it is currently in the midst of a big storyline, which includes five weddings as well as the return of some fan-favourite, classic characters.

I am a Neighbours fan, and like to dip in and out from time to time – and I occasionally watch Home and Away too. But which is the better soap?

In 2018 I posed the question: Which is the better soap – Neighbours or Home and Away? If you want to know what I had to say, then click on the highlighted link.


Let’s get quizzical

Sticking with the Neighbours/Home and Away theme, here’s an old picture quiz I put together for an Australia Day Theme Night. The image includes 20 classic Neighbours/Home and Away characters, but who are they? Answers at the bottom of this post.


Trailer park

Disney has recently released a new trailer for Artemis Fowl. The film is based on the book by Eoin Colfer and “follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds.”

If you have not checked out the trailer yet, here it is…


Flashback to 2008

In 2008, to coincide with the release of The Dark Knight (2008), Warner Bros. Pictures put a number of the film’s costumes on display at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. I popped along and took a couple of snaps back in ’08 and here is one I have dug out of the archives to share…

It was pretty cool seeing the costumes up close. I hope the studio implements a similar marketing strategy with future Batman movies.


Jesse Stone

Image: ©CBS

How familiar are you with the Jesse Stone movies? Do you know what they are? Do you know how many there are?

If you would like to learn more about this popular movie series – which often flies under the radar – then click on the highlighted link: What is the best order to watch the Jesse Stone movies?


Read all about it

Image: ©DC Comics

Over the weekend, on my Batman blog, I’ll Get Drive-Thru, I published a post called: What is Batman: The Cult?

Here’s an excerpt:

“Published by DC Comics in 1988, Batman: The Cult is a four-issue mini-series, written by Jim Starlin, with art by Bernie Wrightson and colouring by Bill Wray. The book introduces a new villain in the form of Deacon Blackfire – a cult leader who wants to take over Gotham City.

“Utilising (and brainwashing) the city’s homeless population, Blackfire amasses an underground army with the capabilities to overthrow Gotham. This puts him at odds with the Dynamic Duo, who must find a way to bring the villain’s reign of terror to an end.”

If you want to read the rest of the post, click on the highlighted link.


What I’m listening to right now

As I put together this post I am listening to a little bit of music from Erasure. Thought you might like to know – and maybe want to listen too!


Kitty litter

Image: ©Universal Pictures

If you are looking for something to watch right now or in the future, and at any point you find yourself leaning towards Cats, then you might want to check out my review. I published this review in late 2019, and it will tell you whether or not you should watch the film.


What is the order of the Walt Disney Animated Classics?

Image: ©The Walt Disney Company

If Cats isn’t your thing, then maybe you would like pointing in the direction of some Disney Classics. In my post: What is the order of the Walt Disney Animated Classics?, I provide a list of all 58 movies. Have you watched them all? Click on the highlighted link to see what you might have missed.


Game on

Image: ©SEGA

And finally, have you ever wondered how many Sonic the Hedgehog games there are? I guarantee it is more than you think.

If you want to know, then check out my post: How many Sonic the Hedgehog games are there?


That’s all for today – I hope this post has given you something to do for a minute or two. Quiz answers are below.

Stay safe, look out for others, and I will catch you again soon.



Answers to Let’s Get Quizzical

Here are the answers to Let’s Get Quizzical:

  • 1 Helen Daniels
  • 2 Irene Roberts
  • 3 Lou Carpenter
  • 4 Bouncer
  • 5 Mrs. Mangel
  • 6 Susan Kennedy
  • 7 Donald Fisher
  • 8 Todd Landers
  • 9 Harold Bishop
  • 10 Alf Stewart
  • 11 Charlene Ramsay (Robinson)
  • 12 Felicity ‘Flick’ Scully
  • 13 Madge Ramsay (Bishop)
  • 14 Morag Bellingham
  • 15 Ailsa Stewart
  • 16 Sally Fletcher
  • 17 Marilyn Chambers
  • 18 Colleen Smart
  • 19 Jim Robinson
  • 20 Karl Kennedy