The Great Gatsby

I regret I never got around watching Baz Luhrmann's glorious 3D production of it on the big screen.

Roger Ebert (peace on his soul) never got to see it either (for good reasons - and, admittedly, his excuse is better than mine), but commenting on an earlier 1974 production of The Great Gatsby (starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow), Ebert had this to say of the message of the novel, as he understood it:

Chris Hedges, here, in a recent article, expounds on this at much greater length.

They say the habit doesn't make the nun

I beg to disagree.

I don't know, if push came to shove, I'd say that it is a fifty-fifty proposition.

Like, say:

   - 50% apparel:

   - And 50% attitude:


Or should that be:

   ...10% apparel...

   ...and 90% attitude?

I could be wrong.

Friday, November 1st, 2013: Oìdhche Shamhnathe is upon us

Pronounced eech-uh hown-uh, Oìdhche Shamhnathe ("Night of Samhain") is the last day of the Celtic lunar calendar, which is due to occur on the 3r of November, this year.

We are celebrating on:           FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st

Beginning at:                                           8:00 PM

As usual, there will be crêpes!

And stuff...

And oh yes...

The Game is on!

With a newly added expansion deck:



White Tie Optional

Money for nothin' and chicks for free

Now look at them, yo-yo's that's the way you do it

You play the guitar on the MTV...


It's all about where your mind's at

I know what you guys are thinking...

You might be thinking about getting yourself a new phone, at that point—or so is the intended purpose. Why else would one of the biggest phone carriers of corporate America call upon Alana Blanchard to represent them ?

But...if your mind is in the right place...more likely, you must be feeling like going to Hawaii, right now.

And going surfing…

Or something...

Am I right?

Fitness . . .

The more serious you are,
the more fun it becomes...

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good

Diagon Alley...

Look for it next time you are in London.

In the meantime, you might just want to try and see if maybe it will pop up on…the Marauder's Map.

It could happen.

See you at the Leaky Cauldron ;-)

Trust the NSA


Warning! The following is Security Clearance ULTRAVIOLET! If you are of lower clearance and read any further it will be considered treason, and you will be executed! Have a fantastic day!

Oh, enough with all the testosterone, already!

I mean…


Is that really what the world needs, right now?

Yet again, another Man of Steel? Shitting marble?

Yeah, right, because "men of steel" have done such a stupendous stellar whopping job managing our world, thus far.

Why is it, let me ask you, that while women have made headway in the nation's boardrooms and science labs, and, in recent times, even in politics, they are yet to received any acknowledgement from Hollywood when it comes to the casting of top of the bill Marvel-Comics or DC-comics Super-heroes?

I swear to you, if I see another Captain America, Thor, Green Lantern, Batman, Spiderman, or whathaveyou "fill-in-the-blank"-man on meth, I am going to puke.

Same with the incredible Hulk.

What about featuring She-Hulk, for a change.

She certainly seems like less of a dullard than her male counterparts.

Anyhow, the grapevine telegraph has it that, for all the chest-thumping, these men of steel are not all what they have been cracked up to be.

No wonder they are shitting marble.

Or feel threatened by powerful women.

What do you say Hollywood?

What about giving superheroines a go at it, for a change?

What about a big production major motion picture of, say, POWER GIRL?

Right off the top of my head, I can think of a few actresses who would fit the bill just nicely.

Like—oh I don't know—Christina Hendricks, for instance:

Or, Scarlett Johansson:

Or, Kate Upton, perhaps?

What do you mean, can she act?

Why, what a mean-spirited condescending chauvinistic underhanded sexist thing to ask.