Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Fall

Almost a year ago, I wrote about a film that I wanted to see: The Fall, a film directed by Tarsem Singh that was originally released back in 2006. It’s now finally been released on Blu-ray, so I invested in … Continue reading

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Wine

BBC Four has started a new series on the wine industry, centred around the venerable firm of Berry Brothers and Rudd. It is clearly going to be absolutely spellbinding, mainly because the contrast between the mystique that is being sold … Continue reading

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A Way With Words

I’ve mentioned the writings of Charlie Brooker before. His jaundiced view of the world strikes a chord with me when I’m in full misanthropic cynic mode. Which is most of the time, these days.   His current article takes a … Continue reading

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Yet More New Age Crap

I know that I’ve often referred to presentations from TED before as being stimulating and illuminating. Well, a lot of them are. But TED being TED, they also have their share of absolute clinkers in there. Here’s Elizabeth Gilbert demonstrating … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Miep!

Miep Gies will celebrate her 100th birthday tomorrow. Happy birthday, Miep!

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Fold Along Dotted Line

By way of light relief, and because I’m an old geezer who remembers both the originals and this wonderful parody by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, here’s Superthunderstingcar Is Go!       (hat tip to Raymond Chen)

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The Balancing Act

Yes, I know that I said that I wouldn’t give Wilders the air of publicity, but I do think it’s worthwhile to look at the wider issues around the right to free expression. As I’ve said before, I loathe and … Continue reading

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