Monthly Archives: September 2017


Melancholia: Rethinking a Movie

by Jon N. Hall9/30/17
Thinking that I would soon have to trade in my DVR and thus lose all my recorded movies I decided to watch one that I had recorded more than three years ago but hadn’t seen: Melancholia (2011) by the Danish writer-director Lars von Trier. As I survey von Trier’s oeuvre, More » • (129 views)

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Power Outage

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu9/30/17
In today’s news is a story of an Air France airliner on route from Paris to L.A., which lost an engine and had to make an emergency landing in Canada.  The link is to an article which shows the damaged engine during flight and after landing. More » • (286 views)

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Autumn is Upon Us

by Brad Nelson9/24/17

I had promised Gibblet a haiku contest or exhibition of some sort way back when. Well, the coming of fall seems as good a time as any to dust off our creative, touchy-feely muscles. More » • (673 views)

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Photograffiti

by Brad Nelson9/19/17

The purpose of this post is as a place to share some photos. We will be setting themes and dishing out assignments. For now, if you have a photo you deem worthy of sharing, email to me. I will be picky. If it doesn’t get selected, keep trying. I’ll try to give feedback on what you need to do better. More » • (418 views)

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Holes in our Heads

by Deana Chadwell9/19/17
We’ve all noticed that our leftist fellow-Americans have ceased to make sense. We’ve figured out that they’ve descended into redundant, irrational name-calling because they’ve lost the thread of their argument – if there ever was one. But, lately, due to several articles I’ve run across More » • (313 views)

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TV Series Review: The Wire

by Steve Lancaster9/18/17
The Wire is a five-season crime drama from HBO. It is available on Amazon Prime. The series is 60 episodes and the first thing I recommend is that you think of each season as an extremely long movie. Each season has a general theme that reappears in the next season most often as a side note to some other investigation. More » • (234 views)

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Speaking Of Cats

by Anniel9/15/17
I am definitely not a die-hard cat lover, although we have occasionally had one left with us, and I have learned to like them. Cate, our youngest daughter, has needed a cat to love because of her illness and enforced isolation. Bear and I have inherited her first cat, Eeva Kissa, Eeva being a Finnish female name, and Kissa the Finnish word for “Cat.” More » • (188 views)

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Review: iPhone 6 Plus

by Brad Nelson9/8/17

I think Apple is soon coming out with the iPhone 8, or at least a revision of the 7. But given that my last cell phone was a cheap Boost flip-phone, consider this a cutting-edge review. I mean, other than reading your thoughts, what more could they pack into one of these phones in one revision? More » • (324 views)

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