Captains Log

Blogxit

This hasn’t been an easy time for me, to be frank.  A lot of it has been fruitful from the point of view of family:  My sons are increasingly taking an interest in exactly the same things that I liked when I was th...
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Blogfinger

  NICK LOOKS IN DEPTH AT “GOLDFINGER”. At this point in my analysis of what makes James Bond movies so great, I want you to hold a thought…not just for this article but for the remainder of the series. O...
Captains Log

Blog Gear: Addendum

I’m probably going to stir up a whole heap of trouble for myself in revisiting this topic, but since I posted my initial thoughts on the Jeremy Clarkson/Oisin Tymon “fracas” last week I’ve receive...
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Blogs of Endearment

For years I’ve been railing against the injustice in my mind that Terms of Endearment beat The Right Stuff to win the Academy Award for best movie in 1983.  Sure, I’ve also railed against the injustice that T...
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GENESIS OF THE BLOGGERS

In one of the least surprising revelations you’ll hear, yes, I am a Doctor Who fan.  Recently there’s this Doctor Who tag going around the internet where fans discuss their favourite bits of the show and alth...
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Afrika Blog

There’s something about the German Afrika Korps of WW2 that puts them apart from the rest of the Third Reich.  They’re like Nazi-lite, low fat National Socialists, diet totalitarianism.  You don’t see t...
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ROLLERBLOG

The sporting movie, a familiar story to most of us. From “Pride of the Yankees” to “Major League 2” via the “Arsenal Stadium Mystery” and “Escape to Victory” the sporting movie shows us the triumphs, the defeats, the und...
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Top Blog

A HISTORY OF MY WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS #3: Red Volvo V50 Estate. For years the Volvo estate was viewed by drivers with a mixture of disdain, mockery and fear. Disdain and mockery because it was the car of choice for safe, ...