If you go down in the tweets this week, watch out for some bloggers behaving badly.
For on Tuesday 9th October from 8.30pm UK bloggers are going to ROCK as we watch Rock of Ages and tweet about it.
It's the modern way.
Our parents would never have understood and that's what ROCK is all about. I think. Plus you don't have to leave the sofa and can monitor proceedings via the #RockofAges hashtag.
So it will come as no surprise to learn that the tweetalong is celebrating the release this week of Rock of Ages, the Eighties-themed musical stage show turned movie that nobody saw at the cinema. To get us in the mood for the film, Warner Bros have sent out a useful pack of accessories:
I bet that looks very attractive on:
I have no idea who that is, but she does a nice line in geek/rock hand movements.
I couldn't wait until the Tuesday tweetalong and must confess that I have already watched the film. It's great fun and highlights include: a monkey with a gun, and Tom Cruise in bed with 5 women. I still don't know which is more surprising.
Tom Cruise plays the rock god leader of a band called Arsenal. You never get bands called Sheffield Wednesday, which if you think about it is a much better name for a band.
But I don't want to spoil the plot, so have instead devised a simple game to add to your enjoyment.
Points, or a beverage if you're thirsty, if you spot:
- Tom Cruise's nipples staring at you menacingly. Actually, that happens a lot. You might want to have a precautionary snifter.
- A character asks a question and another character replies by belting straight into song. THIS IS WHY MUSICALS RULE
- Rock being betrayed, possibly by a saxophone
- Which accent Russell Brand is attempting. Could be Midlands, could be one of a number of areas of the UK
- World's most unprofessional interview, which could result in getting kicked out of the NUJ
- A song which was also in The Muppets film. Clue: it's not Man or Muppet.
- Haircuts that should be AGAINST THE LAW. Perhaps they fought the law, and the hairspray won.
So tweet up and enjoy the #RockofAges party. And never forget what they say about the Eighties - if you can remember it then you probably have a bad back and a better haircut now.
Rock of Ages is out this week on DVD & Blu Ray, priced from £10, with £2 off if you order before 21st October and use the code ROCKAGES. You'll have to supply your own frightwig though.