Entertainment

The Brothers Grimm

Terry Giliam knows how to make beautiful movies. I mean, they just look fantastic. Unfortunately, his skill doesn’t translate into making them sustainable for two hours. As with 12 Monkeys, and Brazil, the world created for Brother’s Grimm is visually immersive and highly creative. The story is about a pair Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Destination: Duffel

Our first driving trip in Europe. Destination: Duffel. “So you know how to get there right?” I asked. “Just take the signs for E19, then I’ll know the way.” There was a national strike in Belgium on Friday and there were no trains, so we were worried about traffic, but Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Bush: Militants Seek to Establish Empire

The irony in this would be laughable if there weren’t a hundred people a week dying in Iraq. “There is no justification for Iran or any other country interfering in Iraq,” said Tony Blair today. That’s funny. Syria said the same thing about Lebanon.

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Rome

Have I mentioned that Rome is a kick-ass show? I love period pieces, and this period is especially entertaining. No one is more inherently dramatic than the ancient Romans. The ancient Greeks were cool, smart, and built some cool stuff, but whenever you think of them it’s always just guys Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Devotchka – How It Ends

Have you seen the trailer for “Everything is Illuminated”? If you haven’t, go check it out at the Quicktime.com website. The hauntingly beautiful song at the end is called “How It Ends” and is by Denver indie band Devotchka. I listened to a few of their tracks on Amazon, and Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Driving in the Netherlands

So I’ve been driving quite a bit lately with my new car and my new license. I’ve been to Ikea, to Utrecht, to Arnhem, and to Doetinchem. I went for, respectively: furniture, frisbee, frisbee, and work. I have a few comments about the driving situation in the Netherlands I’d like Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Fantasy Football – Week 4

The word ‘massacre’ comes to mind. I had a fit of stupidity this week, that’s all there is to it. I haven’t even tallied up the final score it’s so pathetic. I have something in the range of 60 and Guze has something in the range of 110. Almost double. Read more…

By Brian, ago