Stunts – now and then

| April 30, 2015

I went to see the Avengers: Age of Ultron at the weekend. I’ll try to avoid spoilers but, overall it was a bit of a disappointment. It’s a good film, but not a great one. In some ways it felt like a collection of set pieces rather than a single story. The word that came […]

A Toothy Matter

| April 24, 2015

Here’s something funny and disgusting.For many years, I have had a caffiene stain on a back tooth. A stain in name only, this is closer to a shell.  It’s so dark, it’s been mistaken for decay and even an amalgam filling, although the x-ray has confirmed several times it is none of these. To the […]

Media bias in fact and science-fiction

| April 22, 2015

In the 1990s Bablyon 5 aired two award-winning episodes on the role of the media: “And now for a word” which was a news crew’s documentary about the station staff and their roles representing a fair and free media, and “The Illusion of Truth”  showing what a biased media can spin a story into. B9oth […]