I recently watched The Hidden Blade, the second of three samurai movies from director Yoji Yamada. The first, Twilight Samurai, was an excellent film. The second was also good, but it didn't strike me as forcefully as the first. I'm not certain exactly why that was, but I have several ideas.I recall the main character … Continue reading Two down, one to go.
I like words like this which seem that they ought to be one way, but in fact would be incorrect if spelled in the conventional and expected manner. admixt, ppl. a. Mingled with; added as an ingredient.
I have made my century (ooh, cricket lingo!) in books for the year now. Book 100 is Neuromancer by William Gibson. It was pretty forgettable, but it was a short and quick read. Borrowed it from a friend who had pretty much the same opinion, I think. And this is the perfect occasion to compare … Continue reading Century mark.
Blogger has finally gotten with the times (for they are a-changin') and added polls as a feature on blogs. Sadly, they can only be placed on the periphery of the blog instead of in posts. That means that if I want old polls to persist, I have to leave them up... forever! Or cut and … Continue reading Polls!