Donald Pleasence in Fantastic voyage

Not now, Cora!

There are some great lines in Fantastic Voyage (some of them cited below), but I ended up going for a cheap joke at the expense of Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence. I was inspired by the strip in the middle of the postcard above here, which is a still from the DVD. (What she’s actually … More…

Spock to Spock: Live, floss and prosper

Live, floss and prosper

The second DVD out of the box as I work through my birthday present to myself, is JJ Abram’s Star Trek from last year (2009). Taking this film as my subject here also gives me an opportunity to brush off and republish my original review. (‘Review’ doesn’t seem quite the right word, but judge for … More…

You wouldn't want one as a pet

Human teenagers

The young ones make great pets. Just make sure you get rid of them before they mature the last thing you want is a human teenager running around your house

Swimming hands

Swimming alone

I thought today about swimming alone in an empty pool. That time in Finland when I found myself / alone at the baths in Kouvola and was able to swim back and forth completely without anyone else to take account of.

The least successful slogan

Aeyland Tourism’s least successful slogan, and other Aeyland ephemera. Two variations on the infamous slogan and the Aeyland Coat of Arms showing the Danish cross, Scottish lion and two unhappy silver herrings.

Ransom note header

Ransom note

An Englished version of the ransom note related to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption currently circulating on Scandinavian social media sites.