Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Scientific Method

The scientific method is the process by which science is done. To quote from Wikipedia: Scientific method refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a … Continue reading

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Boris and Brazil

I read this in the New Statesman today. It reminded me of the scene in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil where armoured police break into the flat of Archibald Buttle, terrorising his wife and children and ultimately bringing about the death of … Continue reading

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It’s Time…

Life, dating, love, tears – and a marriage proposal; all in a little film that lasts under two minutes. What on earth could be wrong with that? Well, judging from the comments on YouTube, and the fact that it was … Continue reading

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Ken, Meet Grim…

I was saddened to read today that Ken Russell has died. He was 84. He once said that “the Grim Reaper is the only thing that will stop me making films”. Alas, introductions have now been made. It was Ken … Continue reading

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After an earlier failed attempt a few years back to run the Steam environment on my PC, I tried again a couple of months ago. I was enticed into it by a free offer to experience Portal – a game … Continue reading

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Little Shop of Horrors

The Guardian is running a series on the theme of “My Favourite Film”, and this week, Jessica Hopkins pens a love letter to “Little Shop of Horrors”. Not the Roger Corman original, but Frank Oz’s Musical remake. I agree with … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement

If, like me, you have no idea how to react if someone has an epileptic fit, then help is at hand. The Epilepsy Action group has a web page and video to illustrate what you should do. If you are … Continue reading

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