I watched part of a movie this weekend. I don't normally write about the parts of movies I see. Why should I note that I watched a little bit of Ocean's Eleven for the twentieth time? I don't think anyone will find that particularly edifying or interesting.But I think that rule should only apply to … Continue reading Movies
I didn't get any new books, but I realised the other day that I hadn't actually read all of my PG Wodehouse books. I had two that had been sitting on my shelf for I-don't-know-how-long that I had not read. It wasn't that I looked at the titles and thought, "Oh, yeah. I've read that … Continue reading New Books! (Sorta.)
The AP is reporting that the reaction of the Chinese government to a demonstration a southern Chinese town was to shoot the demonstrators, seal the town, search for the organizers of the demonstration and deny to the rest of the world that anything was going on.And these folks are the ones who get to host … Continue reading Ladies and gentlemen, your Olympic host country!
An appropriate article for a Sunday, I do think. Lots of good stuff over at the Claremont Review of Books in general, too. Do note, that though the current issue only has a few articles available online (at least, for non-subscribers) the previous issues seem to be available in their entirety.
Read a couple books in the last couple weeks; both books were mysteries. The first was A Murder is Announced, a Miss Marple mystery by Agatha Christie. It wasn't too bad, though Miss Marple is not one of Christie's more engaging detectives I find. The book played fair, the clues were there for all to … Continue reading Books
While I would buy a house, I would also be inclined to buy something like this. Anyone who is looking to spend $8,000 on me this Christmas, please take note. I also see that it comes with free shipping. So there you go.
I'm confused by this article. Not because it is unclear in any way. I'm just not sure if I should be pleased that my nation's Army cadets can successfully infiltrate a military facility and remove a 170 pound object without being noticed or disappointed because my nation's Naval midshipmen cannot keep their own academy secure … Continue reading Army and Navy