Monday, May 22, 2006

The real Da Vinci Code

Here is a documentary on the current theories about the holy grail hosted by Tony Robinson. (yes Baldrick) It's interesting, although I think it went too deep into the whole "Church suppressing proto-feminist gnostic teachings" bit.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Gathering

This is a great commercial, (apparently Chilean) with a lot of movie villains doing, uh, holiday things.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Free Novel

Speaking of John Derbyshire, one of his novels is now published on his website for free. I've read through the first dozen chapters, and it looks pretty good. A boy's life growing up in 1960's China, the Red Guard, father becoming a poster, coups, anal rape, decapitation, and that's all just in the first dozen chapters!

Film with Bruce Lee

This is an interesting article by John Derbyshire where he tells the story of how he got an uncredited part in a Bruce Lee movie. With very interesting descriptions of Hong Kong in the early 70's.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

History Spork

This is awesome. It's basically a MST3000 type take on historical inaccuracies in movies.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

John Kenneth Galbraith

This is a good obituary of John Kenneth Galbraith, with a summary of his life's works. Needless to say, I disagree somewhat with the author's anti-statist economics leanings, but the last line of the obit about Galbraith versus the modern American Left is very well worth pondering.