Tag Archives: movies and TV

at the movies: mad max: fury road

I confess that I was never a huge fan of Mad Max.  I know I saw the first one ( it had young Mel Gibson and a blue heeler), and I vaguely remember at least bits of the one with Tina … Continue reading

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josef in babylon

This morning (I know, hours ago), I was innocently eating my breakfast and looking through the paper and watching last night’s double episode of NOVA.  This was “The Bible’s Buried Secrets”, and it was quite good. (Note that I was … Continue reading

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at the movies: avengers: age of ultron

You all know what happened yesterday. Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest epic superhero blockbuster in the series of low-to-middlebrow epic superhero blockbusters (and one weird little TV show) we know fondly as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, opened in the … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 8 : anne elk

It is a shocking, shocking thought, but it’s at least remotely possible that not everyone reading this is totally, intimately, word for word familiar with every single episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.  (I know.  It’s a mind bending concept.  … Continue reading

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at the movies: furious 7

You knew this was coming. My fondness for junky action movies in general, and the Fast and Furious series in particular is well known. I’ve always said F&F has heart, and most outings in the series have enough of that … Continue reading

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farewell to top gear

Unless you have been living under a rock with no internet connection, have no interest in cars or British TV shows, or all three, it won’t be news to you that Jeremy Clarkson has been fired from Top Gear,  that … Continue reading

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at the movies: the gunman

One of the drawbacks of having a limited number of movie days on the schedule is the feeling that you really should go to the movies when you have a chance, even if there’s nothing out that you particularly want … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 151: my pal the star trek alien

That’s the Star Trek alien on the left, so the speaker is either the person in the striped sweater or the white Furry Snake Thing.  It’s an interesting question, but secondary to the idea that it would be fun to … Continue reading

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unearthed at the antique show– the drawings of heinrich kley

Went to an antique and vintage objects show today, and saw this sitting on top of a stack of pages from a disassembled reprint art book.  Man, that’s a drawing.  Tons of power in the technique, and of course I’m … Continue reading

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leonard nimoy

Leonard Nimoy is gone, but Spock lives on.  There’s a lot to say about Mr. Spock and his place on the list of oddly immortal characters to come out of the “good junk” range of low-to-middlebrow genre media.  Most of … Continue reading

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