The Queen (2006) Directed by Stephen Frears. With Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings. The notion of any kind of hereditary monarchy simply incomprehensible to me. It is a system of government so riven with problems as to be potentially catastrophic for a country. This is why the UK have reduced the monarchy … Continue reading The Queen And I
Month: April 2015
Ten things Which didn’t Make Our Ten Day Stay in Alykes, Zakinthos Sheer Perfection
Caveat Emptor: THE WORST HOLIDAY OF OUR LIVES (*SEE NOTE BELOW*) We stayed ten days in Alykes, Zakinthos and it was 1. Drafty: The way the wind howled through the cracks between the windows and the doors during windy rainy nights and we were freezing and that no one checked on us after the … Continue reading Ten things Which didn’t Make Our Ten Day Stay in Alykes, Zakinthos Sheer Perfection
Karl Marx, Stephen Hawking, and the Rise of the Robots
One of the most common themes in Science Fiction movies, from Terminator flicks to the Cylons in Battlestar Galatica to the Matrix franchise, to the more thoughtful poetic philosophical Stanley Kubrickesque 2001, is the notion of the Earth being taken over by robots ( in the movie 2001, for a time the fate of the … Continue reading Karl Marx, Stephen Hawking, and the Rise of the Robots
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