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Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Notes On A Game: Lego Marvel Super Heroes

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make you revisit old games for comfort (and I do enjoy the Lego games) – playing Lego Marvel Super Heroes again was a palliative for a world going crazy and certain governments going crazier, so I thought I’d capture my thoughts on the game. The Silver Surfer flies over Earth but he is shot…

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My films to be buried with

My Films To Be Buried With

As I mentioned in my post about podcasts I’m listening to, I enjoy Brett Goldstein’s Films To Be Buried With. It’s essentially Desert Island Discs but for movies, which is fine with me, and the answers to the questions that Goldstein asks his guests (see the list below) reveal more than would be expected from something so straightforward. So, I…

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Cats sleeping in bed

Why Cats Are Excellent Preparation For Children

Disclaimer: I know that cats and children are not equivalent. My tongue is so firmly in my cheek that the two have fused into a new, fused Möbius-strip, vestigial organ called a ‘toneek’ that is evolutionarily pointless and extremely painful. I don’t have kids and know nothing about raising children; this is not meant to be anything serious. OK? My…

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Podcasts I Am Listening To

Podcasts I Listen To 2020

I was reading an article by Miranda Sawyer about podcasts, detailing some of the history (such as Apple adding a podcast app to their iPhones in 2005, which was the same year that the word ‘podcast’ was added to the dictionary), and it got me thinking about my podcast history and what podcasts I subscribe to and listen to on…

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hacked screen

Blogging Badge of Honour: My WordPress Got Hacked

(Image by Darwin Laganzon from Pixabay.) Well, I say, ‘Hacked’ … ‘Hacked’ sounds really ominous, like I was the target of a deliberate attack for nefarious purposes. Disclaimer: nope. What happened was that some bots looking for a weakness in plugins that weren’t updated and then dropped in some malicious code to mess up my website. And that’s why I…

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Blogger To WordPress

Why I Migrated From Blogger To WordPress

Despite the fact that I haven’t posted to this site since November of last year, I do actually maintain this blog. It’s part of who I am, it is a collection of my thoughts and reactions at the time, and it’s a record of me on the internet, even though I am a completely insignificant speck on the massive blogosphere.…

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Hector may be happy but I'm not

Actors Gotta Act, Haters Gonna Hate

I’m a big fan of Simon Pegg: Spaced is one of my favourite sitcoms of all time, the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ is fantastic, he’s a geek like us, I enjoyed his autobiography; we were at the same university at the same time. This means that I will watch most things he is in, which is why watched Hector and the Search…

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Gohtam City: This Town Needs An Editor

This Town Needs An Editor

An explanation: by day, I’m a freelance medical editor; by night, I’m a geeky blogger with a silly sense of humour. When they combine, you get this. In 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released and became a sensation, and Jack Nicholson’s Joker was a sensation as well. Dialogue from the film was included in Prince’s Batdance song, which was everywhere that…

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Terry Pratchett

RIP Terry Pratchett

(Photo copyright Rob Wilkins) It was a genuine shock when I turned on my phone to check the news and saw that Sir Terry Pratchett had passed away. Even though the diagnosis of a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease was widely known, his passing was completely unexpected and he was taken from us too soon. It’s taken me a few…

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Empire Magazine #301 cover

Being An Empire Magazine Workie

Last year was the 25th anniversary of Empire magazine, which is an impressive achievement for a print magazine these days. I picked up issue 301 (not the 300th; that would have been too obvious) to take a stroll down memory lane, because I haven’t subscribed to the magazine in many years, despite the fact that I think that Empire is…

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