Category Archives: Rants about Books

Happy Batday!

Apparently today marks the 80th Anniversary of Batman’s first published appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (1939)*, courtesy of creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger… since then he’s become pretty much ubiquitous across all media, and all age-groups, and I say … Continue reading

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Darling Of The Deathlings

A recommendation from a friend has led to me becoming hooked on a surprisingly warm and high-spirited cadaver-centric webseries called Ask A Mortician, hosted by the insanely adorable Caitlin Doughty, who is nobly striving to reclaim the word “morbid” and … Continue reading

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W.T.F. R.L.!?

Having exhausted/thoroughly-enjoyed all of the videos on Jenny Nicholson’s main YouTube channel, I started exploring some of her “deeper cuts”, such as Star-Wars-themed-talk-show Millennial Falcon and “fake fangirl” skit trilogy Con Artists, which have now led to me developing a … Continue reading

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BFCC 3/19

Once more unto the (geeky) breach, dear friends… I booked my ticket for last weekend’s Film & Comic Con when Indira Varma was still listed as a guest, but sadly she cancelled due to “work commitments”, for the second time … Continue reading

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R.I.P. William Goldman (1931-2018)

Sad to say, veteran screenwriter William Goldman has passed into the infinite, at age 87. Besides winning shiny awards (and critical plaudits) for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President’s Men (1976), he also won the … Continue reading

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HMD 2018

Yesterday I slouched into town for the annual Holocaust Memorial Day service, which is rather unfortunately held in an exposed park near the train-tracks, meaning that speakers are often drowned-out/interrupted by the sound of passing locomotives. Symbolic, or just annoying… … Continue reading

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Deck The Halls With Bots

I only discovered the surreal comedy-genius of Botnik Studios a couple days ago, via an article in The Guardian, but the site’s already given my belly-muscles a serious work-out (which I’m very grateful for, considering all the cheese and cakes … Continue reading

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