Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Unless they thought he was dead; fair enough, ye could see that, some poor cunt scratching himself and thinking, Naybody's there, naybody's there; so why no just take them, the guy's dead, take them, better that than them just sitting there going to waste, disintegrating christ sake why no just take them.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
It is sometimes amazing to learn that you have adopted certain habits you're not even aware of. Recently a good friend of mine pointed out how fascinated she is to watch me eating a meal.
The German way of eating is to have the fork in your left hand, the knife in your right. Whatever it is you're having, you cut off a singular piece, then bring it to your mouth with the fork from the left, then go on to cut the next. The American way is different: you cut off several pieces, then lay down the knife, switch the fork to your right hand and then proceed to eat the cut pieces.
I'm an American who emigrated as a child to Germany in 1971 and have been living here ever since. I was certain that I had fully adopted the German habit of eating. However, my friend pointed out to me that I actually cut a singular piece, switch American-style to the fork to eat it, then switch back again to cut the next piece. It's basically the American way, but with me it's one piece at a time. I had never noticed this, but checked on myself and it's actually true...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.
Slick cyber spy thriller with a ridiculously outlandish plot and in the end no better or different than most action thrillers.
Halliwell (no star): "Loud and overwrought action thriller that dispenses with logic and characterisation."
Maltin ** 1/2: "Some terrific post-MATRIX action moments and stunt set pieces are the only saving grace, as it becomes silly and unreasonably far-fetched. Derivation of the title is never fully explained, we'd like to think it's from the Marx Brothers' HORSE FEATHERS."