Sometimes alternative words to songs just come to me. Look what happened to “I’m a little teapot”!
I’m a little snowflake, perfect bright;
Don’t you dare insult or slight
Any little thing I do or say,
Or else I’ll make you rue the day.
I love children, but sometimes I do not love their parents. Never having been a parent, perhaps I shouldn’t criticize. On the other hand, most parents have never been teachers, and some of them make teachers’ jobs much harder…
(I made the illustration in Photoshop using a free stock image from Pixabay. The variety—and the tagging—is pretty pathetic, but sometimes Pixabay has exactly what I’m looking for. In this case, a photo of a girl wearing a suitably smug expression.)
Point Break (2015) is not a movie, it’s an ode to extreme sports with a plot carelessly grafted on. That being said, parts of it were utterly beautiful. Specifically, the mountainy parts. Perhaps it’s a pity that I didn’t watch it in 3D!
More about this mess of a movie below, with “SPOILERS”, not that there’s really a plot.
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This awesome little owl was a gift from Germany.
There are lots more where it came from!
Stammhaus der Westfalenstoffe
Bogenstr. 7 – 481 Münster – phone: 02518469330
Edge of Tomorrow is Groundhog Day but with hostile aliens.
I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I love Tom Cruise’s humorous approach and his dedication to the role; the special features talked a lot about how much effort was required to operate in the exosuit and how central the suit was to the portrayal of the main character, whose gradual transformation Cruise made believable. On the other hand, I found the war very real and very threatening.
This review has interesting things to say.
The repetition of certain shots and/or scenes is deftly handled and serves the story without ever becoming cumbersome, gimmicky or overused – which is really a feat in and of itself.
More on what I liked and disliked about the movie, including spoilers, below.
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This is the (long) story of the end of the life of my 2008 phone. It was a good (long) life, and it had a good end. Not every phone is so lucky.
My phone was a Samsung i900 Omnia. People would ask me if I had a smartphone, and I would say, “Yes, but it’s a stupid smartphone.” It was a minicomputer with a touchscreen and a data plan, but it couldn’t do the things that their smartphones could do, because—let’s face it—technology has changed a lot since 2008.
I’m finally catching up. Or starting to. I have to admit, my 2013 Sony still seems rather baffling…
Continue reading My phone is dead. Long live my phone!
On Tuesday last week, I noticed that the LaserFlair at West Coast Plaza had signs up advertising some kind of sale. I bought 15 new DVDs for S$7 or S$10 each. It looked like they were about to clear out their rental DVDs, too, so I resolved to return.
I returned on Thursday. I asked the cashier if the shop would be selling the rental discs. She said yes. I asked if that meant I could buy some right then. She said yes. I asked her how much they were selling them for. She said S$5.
I bought 60.
This post is part of a series of posts on books and movies about the legend of Robin Hood. It discusses:
- The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
- The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
- The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Continue reading Even more Robin Hoods
This post is part of a series of posts on books and movies about the legend of Robin Hood. It discusses Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert.
Continue reading Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert
This post is part of a series of posts on books and movies about the legend of Robin Hood. It discusses the 2006 television show.
Continue reading Robin Hood (2006)