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Memory itself is an internal rumour

I’ve just had the strangest feeling. Was looking for photos for this yoke so was searching in folders on the […]

No Such Thing

So there I was, flicking around this afternoon when I came across No Such Thing. My wonderful browse feature told […]

Its a small world after all

And the internet is just as small, cause I’ve just discovered that I was in college with Alan. And I […]

Little Miss Sunshine

Families are a source of much amusement and not a little tragedy. Especially when your father is a motivational speaker, […]

Grizzly Man

In 2003 Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huegenard were killed and eaten by a bear. That was Treadwell’s 13 […]

Lady in the Water

This is an odd film. A very odd film.

Ever since The Sixth Sense Shyamalan has been known as the “twist guy” for his film endings; I don’t think that is a fair description. And while you can say that Unbreakable, Signs and The Village all had twists to their endings, the twists weren’t all that important. The films were stories about people, truth, and finding out who you are. The Lady in the water continues in this vein, but at the same time it is a very different type of film. As Shyamalan has said, it is a bedtime story. A fairy tale, for children. So it is, of course, going to be more simplistic and yet at the same time it is more complicated than that.

Seeking Whom He May Devour

Fred Vargas Trans from the French: David Bellos
Yes again a cover influenced purchase, so I am glad to report that a good cover can lead to a good read too. I really enjoyed this book. The language, characters and descriptions are fantastic, so I suppose a lot of praise must also go to the translater as well.

The book opens with the character of Lawrence Donald Johnstone, a Canadian in France to film wolves. He’s been away from his true love, grizzly bears, for far too long, and is rooting in in Mercantour. Not only for the skinny European wolves, although he has come to love them, but also because there’s a woman, Camille, in his life.

But when dead sheep, always ewes are found the locals begin to look at the “foreign Italian wolves” with suspicion and hate. They organise local hunts. Coming to believe that it is all the work of one, huge, extraordinary animal.

Canine suicide bridge

Came across this from Neil Gaiman’s journal. A bridge in Scotland has been the site of apparent dog suicides, with […]

Nailed

Dropped by The Menagerie today, and came across a wonderfully weird story of a fella who shot a nail into […]

Belleville Rendezvous

This is film that got quite a lot of attention when it came out, but I will admit to being […]

More wierdness

this time courtesy of Sally: A man has comitted suicide after having relations with a chicken. Or to put it […]

Bizareness Abounds

The Guardian have a story about a boy who has been convicted of incitement to his own murder.
The 14 y.o. met a 16 y.o. online and persuaded him, through the creation of various fictional characters, that he was taking part in an initiation into the Secret Service, and that his murder victim was dying of cancer.