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The voice that thunders
The voice that thunders by Alan Garner

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and […]

Oh happy day

Peoples, prepare for some rejoicing, for I have wonderful news. That’s right. I am giving you reason to head out […]

Royal Escape

No ISBN ; Elsewhere Set after the execution of Charles I, this book tells the story of Charles II after […]

There are many apostrophe’s

Yes. I know. No need to say it. I’m well aware that the plural does not take an apostrophe. But […]

Either I’ve been missing something or nothing has been going on.

2008[1] hasn’t been so great for me and the regular blogging, has it? at least so far. All that may […]

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.

Armed with the rules of grammar and punctuation

Sometimes you find the bestest[1] things on the interweb. You know when you correct[2] your younger siblings’ pronunciation or spelling […]

Hand me the fucking keys, you cocksucker, what the fuck?

You’d think that I’d have enough of catalogues and that sorta stuff at work, wouldn’t you? But you’d be wrong. […]

Unspeak

ISBN: 0316731005 A long time ago in China, a philosopher was asked the first thing he would do if he […]

How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss?

When I came into work this morning there was a bio of Shane MacGowan on the desk. You know yer […]

If Cruise and Katie Holmes wed, each of his wives will have been eleven years younger than the last.

Another lesson in the importance of proofreading[1] And once again this lesson is courtesy of the free newspapers available on […]

If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions

Is this, or is this not one of the worst sentences you have ever read? No, not the sentence you’ve […]