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Game Review “TRUST ME, I’M A DOCTOR”

I’ll keep it quick and simple, just like the game itself. With the right people playing, this game is a definite win. You need glib players willing to dive into the lunacy behind “medicine” of the old days. Basically, there’s two decks — ailments, and cures. The ailments are full of things like ‘excess of […]

Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace

Currently playing Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace on the Switch. Hmm. Arkham Horror is a very popular board game based on the Cthulhu Mythos material created by H P Lovecraft and so very many others in his wake. The original game debuted back in the eighties. It was pretty simplistic compared with the current generation of […]

Runner’s Low

Here’s a thing I’ve been wondering about. For most of my life, I’ve been hearing about this “Runner’s High” thing. And I’ve met about a million people who talk about how good it feels to exercise until you wanna puke. They get together and have little verbal porn sessions, moaning ecstatically about the sensations… … […]

Electric Dreams

I followed a Tesla for about 20km today. It wasn’t deliberate. We just happened to be going the same way. It was a matter of curiosity for me, as Tasmania isn’t exactly rife with electromobiles, so I paid attention to what I could see. It was surprisingly weird to be looking at the back end […]

The Hussite Wars? Whoa!

Reasons to read fiction from other languages and cultures #99453… I’m currently reading and enjoying the first of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy trilogy set in the time of the Hussite Wars. The what? Yeah. Look — I’m not particularly ignorant by most standards. But in reading The Tower of Fools (an English translation of this trilogy […]

I’m Back

I’ve got friends who are leaving FaceBook. I can’t blame them. The place is a bit of a cesspit. But I miss some of those folk, so I’m making a conscious effort to be back on this site more often. Hopefully I can keep it up. And in other news: today I managed to return […]

Testing!

So. This is a WordPress blog, and therefore it is under the command of the Googles and all their storm troopers. Will it let me post a news link here? Let’s find out! https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/caffeine-consumption-coffee-gray-matter-brain/ This link should go to an online article about new information on the effects of caffeine consumption on the brain.

The Troublesome Question of Star Trek: Discovery…

Now,  here’s a thing. I know perfectly well that expressing an opinion with regard to ANYTHING Star Trek from ANY time or location is tantamount to throwing rocks a wasp nest… a really big wasp nest full of dopey, angry and confused wasps who are nevertheless extremely persistent. But — what the hell. Some days […]

Review: Netflix movie “Bright”

Sue me. I was tired and slightly drunk. I watched ‘Bright’. Normally I’d include an image or two, or a link. Or whatever. But screw it. Too much effort. No. I didn’t like ‘Bright’.  It reminded me of ‘The Matrix’. When ‘The Matrix’ came out, the moviegoing world drew a collective breath and went “Oooh! […]

Why I Like The Princess Bride

Ought to be a no-brainer, right? Apparently less so than I thought. I went to a 30th anniversary screening of The Princess Bride the other night. It was organised by a local political figure, and the film played on a small dropdown screen in a space above  a sports facility. Nevertheless, the room was full […]