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Aquarius: David Duchovny in Search of Manson

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May 30, 2015 • Entertainment, Television

Period drama used to mean anything that dealt with the time of Jane Austin, pantaloons, Mr. Darcy and Tara. With the long running success of AMC’s Mad Men, it now seems that the 1960s has replaced the earlier horse drawn romantic boilers. Consider, if you will, that the only other period piece to come from… Read More ›

Autobiography »

Life in the Real Desert: The Hummingbird Feeder Experiment

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I am not a scientist by any stretch of the imagination. Innate curiosity does drive much of what I do and as a young boy I did think that science was the path to be taken. That was overridden by the realization that I would not be the next Brains Benton or even Sherlock Holmes…. Read More ›

Entertainment »

Aquarius: David Duchovny in Search of Manson

(0) Promo shot of Aquarius

Period drama used to mean anything that dealt with the time of Jane Austin, pantaloons, Mr. Darcy and Tara. With the long running success of AMC’s Mad Men, it now seems that the 1960s has replaced the earlier horse drawn romantic boilers. Consider, if you will, that the only other period piece to come from… Read More ›

Film Reviews »

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014): Return of the Phantom

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This 2014 film, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who worked on American Horror Story and Glee before making this debut feature film, with its “return of the phantom from Texarkana” is really more than just a remake of the 1976 film The Town That Dreaded Sundown, it is actually an addendum, if you will. With the… Read More ›

Personal »

Facebook Match-Making and Spam “Friends”

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Call me cynical (No really, you can call me that, I was a Prison Officer for 10 years, trusting; I am not.) but the sudden influx of friend requests from pretty, young and, presumably, single females had me flummoxed. Not that I do not have young, pretty and single, or otherwise, ladies as friends already,… Read More ›

Philosophical »

Something Big: Something We All Want?

(7) Something Big: Something We All Want

I ordered the DVD for Dean Martin’s Something Big film after realising that I did not have a copy already and that I had not seen it for ages. I love the film, or more accurately, I love the theme of the film. It goes without saying that this would be a personal favourite. I… Read More ›

Political »

The President’s New Gun Control Bill or Sandy Hook Re-visited

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So the President has submitted for our consideration a new gun control bill. Just looking at the bare essentials being presented via the internet I don’t really see why the NRA has taken the automatic (pun intended) stance of deriding the Presidents bill. In case you’ve missed it the bill sets up banning automatic weapons,… Read More ›

Reflective »

Life in the Real Desert: Flowers and Recovery

(6) Flowers in the Desert

Whilst recovering from my altercation with a dark blue sedan and the curbside of Love’s Truck Stop, the real desert has been full of life and a profusion of flowers have surrounded me. Just on the property alone a wealth of pink and white flowers are sprinkled along the edges of the hardpan plot. Blooms… Read More ›

Science »

Today Mars, Tomorrow the Universe

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Monday was a real red letter day for NASA (You see what I did there?). Their nuclear powered discovery vehicle, the aptly named ‘Curiosity‘ has not only managed to land on Mars but it has sent it’s first pictures back. ¬†Pretty exciting stuff and it’s guaranteed to pique the interest of every ‘wanna-be’¬†astronaut and space… Read More ›

Social »

Life in the Real Desert: Hummingbirds

(12) Hummingbird wikipedia

I love hummingbirds. A lifelong fascination with these constantly moving tiny collectors of nectar has been around since the first one spied on my Grandmother’s honeysuckle bush. Since my new life in the real desert began this year, I’ve noticed a plethora of these nimble creatures. These beautiful miniature birds, with their long needle-like beak,… Read More ›

Technology »

An Open Letter of Gratitude to Apple

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Dear Apple, Firstly I have to say that I was a reluctant convert to the MacBookPro. My daughter got one for her studies at University, and the run-up to Uni, College. Her, now aging, MacBookPro stood her in good stead during her time learning about the video game industry and still does quite well considering… Read More ›

Television »

‘Between’ Canadian Version of ‘The Tribe’ With Jennette McCurdy as Ellen Page

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While at face value Between looks like a Canadian version of the New Zealand cult television series The Tribe, but with Jennette McCurdy as an Ellen Page Juno clone, it is different. Certainly the plot is very similar, an unidentified plague or virus starts killing off the adult population, age 22 up, and only youngsters… Read More ›

World News »

America the Troubled

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It’s been a very violent and bloody week for this country. First a bloody ending to a national runners event that marred the day by killing and injuring innocent people taking part in the Boston Marathon and Patriot day. That all occurred on the 15th of April this year. Two days later, a fertiliser plant… Read More ›

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