Category Archives: Opinions

Gran Torino

I watched four movies this week in airplanes; The Time Traveler’s Wife, District 9, All About Steve & Love Happens. Two of those movies were pretty good. You can guess which ones I liked. None of them were any good compared with the movie I saw tonight – Gran Torino.

The Crystal Skull

The Crystal Skull from The British Museum 1a, originally uploaded by Y-Not ?. The movie was ok. Some parts were good old fashioned blockbuster summer fun. The ending left me feeling like somehow there had been a collision in the elevator between the Indiana Jones screenwriter and the X-Files screenwriter. When they bent down to

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Finlanders

The U.S. Congress would never consider a proposal to add a “[7 day love vacation](http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Finnish+Parliament+debates+proposal+for+love+vacations+/1135234799696)” where everyone is encouraged to “devote themselves to each other “both at an erotic and emotional level””. A member of the Finnish parliament, Tommy Tabermann, proposed this recently to the Eduskunta. The proposal was debated and sent to committee for

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Super-Deluxe

I had been in Darjeeling for days and hadn’t seen any sign of the mountains surrounding the village. The next morning I was going to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. I had been told I had a 20% chance of seeing Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world from the vantage point on

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Learned from Ebay

Here is a summary of what I learned from my latest sales on Ebay. All of these items below are obvious to most people I think. Make sure you have those neat little USPS flat rate boxes. Make sure things fit in those neat little USPS flat rate boxes. I need a postal scale. The

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