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

John Cleese Attacks Sean Hannity

Ode to Sean Hannity  by John Cleese Aping urbanity Oozing with vanity Plump as a manatee Faking humanity Journalistic calamity Intellectual inanity Fox Noise insanity You’re a profanity Hannity Not very nice, but that is the disparaging critical British humour … Continue reading

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A Completely Dumb Brilliant Marvel Movie (with a Racoon and a Talking Tree)

I pretty much like anything Marvel, except this stupid comic (1969- ; self-title 1990). I have a pretty good collection of early 1960s Silver Age Marvel comics to prove it and Daughter ofAwesome (aka Cypher) has met Stan Lee (so she’s on the … Continue reading

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Review: The Hobbit #3 (2014): Battle of Five Armies

Jackson Divergences & Women Added. Empowering Women Beorn ‘Bearly’ There Trolls Dragon Cultural accoutrement Andy Serkis and Billy Boyd Bilbo Hobbiting LoTR Segues Elves Billy Connolly Brickbats Racial Divergences Battle Scenes Biblical Allusions Script & Character Cinematography For many of us, reading our … Continue reading

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Review: NZ Vampire Movie (What We Do in the Shadows)

2014’s What We Do In The Shadows written by and starring Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Fot Conchords) is a short black comedy about a group of vampires flatting together in Wellington, New Zealand. Viago, a dandy Victorian vamp. (Waititi); Vladislav, a … Continue reading

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Dylan: When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky

[See the video below]. My favourite Dylan song from the Empire Burlesque album. But what the heck’s it all about? (a common refrain when it comes to Dylan). “Well for you, I ain’t got no easy answers…” Dylan said in an interview, “Lines overheard here and there,” … Continue reading

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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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