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My name is Eddie and I hate romantic comedies. Boy meets girl, girl
meets... oh I've lost interest already. Formulaic, predictable and
pointless mulch, I'd rather watch films about massive spaceships
blowing each other up any day.
Most people, when they're raising money for charity, do something physically unpleasant and arduous. Unfortunately, any physical exertion I would attempt would end in embarrassing and humiliating vomiting five minutes in, wrapped in a silver foil blanket. The best I can offer is being forced to do something I would never want to do for 24 hours straight while people point and laugh, and I've decided that this will be watching fluffy rom-coms.
1) No sleeping or indeed doing anything other than watching the endless telly.
2) No drinking beer to lessen the pain. The only alcohol allowed is the booze these films are made to be quaffed with, namely Lambrini.
3) A 15 minute break in between films for tea making, snacking or toilet. Other than that, I must remain glued to the screen.
4) I'll be blogging here throughout the marathon, posting thoughts and pictures on my personal hell. Maybe I'll start to really enjoy it, we'll see.
I don't think watching 24 hours of one type of film is going to be easy, in fact I may go mad. It'll be interesting to find out.
Check out my progress on my liveblog at http://eddiepurple.blogspot.com