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What I looked like back in the 18th century?

What I looked like back in the 18th century?

You can tell quarantine is starting to bite down on the Hunt work ethic and the loose threads of my already tenuous sanity … so, here’s what the Japanese artificial intelligence at https://AI-art.tokyo/en/ thinks I look like as a Renaissance oil painting. As anyone who has met me knows, I ain’t no oil painting!

April 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Coronavirus: it’s just the flu, right – so why has China shut down their country?

Coronavirus: it’s just the flu, right – so why has China shut down their country?

I re-posted the informative ‘What we know now about Coronavirus‘ summary article from SFcrowsnest on my Facebook page, recently, and subsequently got snowed by comments along the lines of “Pah, it’s just like the flu/cold, right? Nobody worries about that.” Which rather begs the questions, then why has China more or less shut down their […]

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ve’ll be back?

Ve’ll be back?

I just returned from seeing Terminator Dark Fate at the cinema with one of the junior members of the clan who has never seen any of the previous films in the series. I don’t think it’s as bad as a lot of critics have been saying, but then it did use the old ‘but this […]

November 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Watched Netflix and then Amazon Prime.

The Man Who Watched Netflix and then Amazon Prime.

Just started watching the movie ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then BigFoot‘ which has finally ended up on Netflix (currently sitting high in their trending films charts, too). In plot terms, the film does pretty much what it says on the tin, indeed following an old codger who killed Hitler and then goes on […]

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
To The Stars?

To The Stars?

I caught the movie ‘Ad Astra’ this weekend at the newly refurbished Leicester Square Odeon Luxe … upgraded sound systems and every seat an expensive LZ-Boy-style armchair with electronic footrests and reclining spine system. In the movie, U.S. Space Command scientist and astronaut Clifford McBride (played by Tommy Lee Jones) heads off on a deep […]

September 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Many-Me?

Many-Me?

There have been a few funny side-effects of the indie book revolution enabled by Amazon – that’s the thang where the masses get to bypass the legacy gatekeepers inside the big four publishers and publish directly to the world (either as e-books, or print-on-demand for dead tree books). First off, and most obviously, there’s been […]

August 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
To absent friends.

To absent friends.

Yours truly was in London the other day dropping the kids off to a cinema excursion in Leicester Square while I got some quality writing time in at Pret around the corner – a couple of quid for a coffee, seat and free wifi for three hours. After I did the drop-off, I stumbled over […]

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Just one word. Are you listening?

Just one word. Are you listening?

I want to say one word to you, Benjamin. Just one word. Are you listening? . . . HODOR! Game of Thrones : Hodor in da House from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

June 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
The zombie fly – the fly that could not die!

The zombie fly – the fly that could not die!

Much kerfuffle in the home last night as the younger members of the tribe confused a fly with a wasp and started to sprint around the house, panicking as if an alien invasion was beginning. This was no normal fly, we faced, however. This was the Rambo of flies. This was the fly that has been waiting […]

June 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Just who was the real God of Chips?

Just who was the real God of Chips?

An interesting dinner table debate raged last night at Chez Hunt. Who would be the God of Chips? (that’s French Fries, if you’re reading this in North America . . . USA-style chips are known as ‘Crisps’ on this side of the Big Pond). My suggestion was McCain – invoking one of those Hyborian Age […]

June 7, 2014 | By | Reply More