Category Archives: Books/Music/Film (Reviews+)

Interesting Facts About Churchill

2. Man of the Year Churchill was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year twice – in 1940 and again in 1949. On his second time receiving the accolade, he was named Man of the Half-Century. Here’s the cover of Time in … Continue reading

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GANGNAM Style: Visiting North & South Korea 2014. Part 2

As mentioned last time… GANGNAM Style: Visiting North & South Korea 2014. Part 1 “Hilarimouse Engerish abounds.” Not wishing to be superior or disparaging but it is humorous seeing Engerish featuring so prominently across South Korea, such as the brightly neon-lit SODOMIA Hotel on … Continue reading

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Another Zombie Cat (Petrarch’s Cat)

Speaking of Zombie Cats (SOLD: Christchurch Mummified Cat) perhaps the ultimate zombie cat along with the thousands of sacred cats mummified in Egypt, is Petrarch’s Cat in Tomasini, Italy.  Craig Young of RedQueen (yes, I know, cavorting with the enemy) alerted me … Continue reading

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Amazing New Evidence of Jesus: Is It Fake? Old Books (Part 2)

There has been a truly AMAZING discovery in the archives of the Vatican (not so much an archaeological discovery as a re-find).  Archivist Ignazio Perrucci says he has discovered an old papyrus manuscript; a first-century eye witness account by a pagan Latin Roman historian of a miracle … Continue reading

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Santorini, Atlantis and the Theran Eruption

Santorini (or Thera) lies in the middle of the Aegean north of Crete in a line between the tip of Greece and Rhodes.  It is the best archaeological evidence for the legend of Atlantis, received by Plato from Egyptian priests. … Continue reading

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Christchurch Street Smarts #16 (Waka Tata High St/Cashel St)

This work has just been installed in Christchurch on the High St/Cashel St cnr.  Everything around it in all directions is devastation, so it stands like a defiant artistic totem to the persevering spirit of Cantabrians in the heart of our ‘wasted’ CBD. … Continue reading

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Thought for End of 2013. Quote of the Year.

  An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We … Continue reading

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Why I’m Involved in Politics (Quote of the Day)

From Charles Krauthammer in the book I’m reading (see: My Holiday Read). “Politics, the crooked timber of our communal lives, dominates everything… because of its capacity, when benign, to allow all around it to flourish, and its capacity when malign, to make … Continue reading

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39. Preview: The New Doctor Who

Looking forward to tonight’s Dr Who Christmas special and the death of the 11th Doctor Matt Smith. Here’s a peek at the 11th regeneration (11-12th) since 1963. Tnx to Craig Young. Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor. What will his … Continue reading

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Next Book Off to Publisher

Well, after a mammoth effort, my new book (an academic work) is finally done and off to my American publisher.  I think this is book five. I have been working like a Trojan out of work time to get this … Continue reading

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