I'm not sure why it was called Century of the Dragon, but it was a half-way decent movie. Or perhaps 2/3. The movie was about an hour and a half and the first hour was actually pretty good. Our hero is an undercover cop who is assigned to get close to a Hong Kong triad … Continue reading Movie

My Library

I noted a couple days ago that I had run across Library Thing, an online book cataloguing tool. I've now reached the limit of 200 books for a free account. I'm not going to spend for a lifetime membership just yet, but that will probably be soon. For now, you can see a 200 book … Continue reading My Library


Finished reading a couple books in the last few days. One was J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. It wasn't too bad. I'm not very interested in art criticism, really, so the text wasn't all terribly interesting, but it had about 200 colour and black and white plates of … Continue reading Books

Book Excerpt

I had intended to blog this while I was actually reading Dreadnought, but I never got around to it. Still, I found it interesting enough that I'm going to put it up now.In reaching out to Germany, [Joseph] Chamberlain ignored a centuries-old precept of English history: to survive and prosper, England must always ally herself … Continue reading Book Excerpt


Watched a few movies this weekend. All starred Jackie Chan, but two were good and the other was not. The first movie was the one that wasn't any good. City Hunter is about a private eye who ends up fighting terrorists on a cruise ship after tailing the girl he was supposed to find on … Continue reading Cinema


Seen floating about the internet...The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea … Continue reading Hah!