As you know, I don't generally like to talk about personal stuff on my blog too much (and I have done it a bit too much lately), but I think I should mention this. For those of you who read this blog and are praying folk, I'd appreciate it if you could spare a mention … Continue reading A request
Month: January 2007
The evolution of Michael Jackson
I found that as I got near the end, I kept expecting each face to be the last, but it just got creepier and creepier. Via the Corner.
And, just to prove how boring I am, …
Some words I found in the OED and found interesting.epiphora3. Logic. The conclusion of a syllogism or consequent of an hypothesis.epiphonema1. Rhet. An exclamatory sentence or striking reflection, which sums upor concludes a discourse or a passage in the discourse.epiphanic, a.Of the nature of or characterized by an epiphany; esp. in Lit. Theory,constituting or containing … Continue reading And, just to prove how boring I am, …
Big Screen / Small Screen
An interesting article musing on the way movies may be altered by the decline of the movie theatre and the rise of the personal video device (think "video iPod). The author argues that the sweeping panoramic epics will be killed off because they cost a lot and fail to impress on minuscule screens that are … Continue reading Big Screen / Small Screen
Haven't seen the movie, won't see the movie. Why? This about sums it up. *WARNING* For those who like to be made aware of such things, there is a bit of vulgar language and such-like. Unsurprisingly really, the movie itself was rated R.
Who’s Your Daddy?
David Frum comments on an article in the Washington Post a while back. You don't even have to read the whole article to get his drift. The bits he excerpts should be sufficient to understand his point.And please don't tell me that this is a matter of personal choice. The sperm donation industry exists only … Continue reading Who’s Your Daddy?
Return of Pamphlets
Adam Bellow, son of novelist Saul, is making an effort to bring the pamphlet back to life. You'd think (and I noted in the second paragraph here) that blogs have dispensed with any need to publish pamphlets, but Bellow thinks there is still a market for them. Which I think is great. On the other … Continue reading Return of Pamphlets
Speaking of movies
Thomas Hibbs wrote an article suggesting that the ideal film-maker would be a combination of Mel Gibson and M Night Shyamalan. I think he makes a compelling case. I haven't seen Apocalypto, but the reviews I have seen and the opinions I have heard have been almost universally favourable. And I haven't seen all of … Continue reading Speaking of movies
Long term loan
Who knew? Turns out the UK has just finished paying off the money they borrowed from the US and Canada. They borrowed $4.33 billion and ended up paying us about $7 billion because they took about 60 years to pay the debt off.
Avoiding Loose Women
Steve notes (at the bottom of this post) that he does have a New Year resolution. It is to "avoid hard drugs, loose women, pickpockets, and a life of crime. Should be pretty easy to keep." Well, Steve, I doubt not your resolve, but it would perhaps be aided had you a sign like the … Continue reading Avoiding Loose Women