Rome 1.10 – Triumph

How better to start an episode than with forgiveness and a threat? As he takes his seat as dictator Caesar tells everyone that he forgives them, isn’t he a nice boy? But he also makes it very clear that if you do anything wrong again I’ll chop your head off, not in so many words no, but you more than catch his drift. We also get to catch up with poor old Brutus. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. His mother may have been stripped, beaten and had her hair chopped off, but somehow it is so very hard to find any sympathy for her.

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I’ve always wanted to do one of those classic animal stories that make people cry, so this is like that…Disney with fangs

Yesterday[1] I did my top films of 2005, today I guess it is time for my top reads of the year. In no special order, my top reads of this year: Iron Council by China Mieville – This is just a great read. I’ve enjoyed his other books, but they normally take a while to […]

Eyes for teeth waving over me

Not to bring you down from your holiday cheer, but today marks a year since the Indian Ocean earthquake, and resulting tsunami. Since then 2005 hasn’t exactly been disaster free now has it? There was Katrina in the USA, and more recently the earthquake in Indai/Pakistan. I was watching The Big Bite on RTE recently, […]

I’m paid to tell elaborate lies.

So who’s seen the trailer for Mel Gibson’s apocalypto then? Not a lot of dialogue is there? Is he trying to hide the fact that it is in Mayan? And if you’ve seen the trailer did you spot Mel himself in it? Cause I watched it and didn’t, if I hadn’t known he was there […]