Category Archives: Misc

Sci Fi Fantasy Chess Set

Yesterday, in a slow, post-lunch work skive, I played chess against the computer. And I won. “So what?”, you might think, but I don’t win any kind of chess game very often, let alone one played against a machine. So I … Continue reading

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Morgellons – A Disease For Our Times?

Great piece in The Guardian about a new disease with the amazingly sci fi-sounding name of Morgellons. Symptoms include excruiating itching and waxy lesions in the skin caused by tiny fibres.  Microscopic organisms and nanotechnology are just two of the suggestions as to the source … Continue reading

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Sick Note

Uurrgh – I have an evil dose of Captain Trips so it’s a short post this week before I collapse coughing onto my sickbed again. This Psychobilly remix of The Stand did manage to raise  a weak snort of amusement, though. … Continue reading

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Battle: Los Angeles – it’s actually pretty good

Despite the critical kicking it’s been getting, I went to see Battle: Los Angeles on the big screen last night. On the strength of the trailers, I thought it needed the total immersion of the cinema experience before I made … Continue reading

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There’s no film like an old film

Forget all the grumbling by the picky eaters – there were some GREAT movies released last year. Inception was my personal favourite but it seemed to draw as many sneers as cheers.  I can’t think why – great actors (Leonardo … Continue reading

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Post a week challenge

Ok, after a severe attack of Lazyitis over the holidays I’m back in the blogging seat and ready to take up the Post A Week challenge. The message was put out on 30 Dec and I’ve only just picked it up … Continue reading

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