Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Rules for sons - agree with the list 100% but had to Google what a "Braai" is (its basically barbecue grill - learn something new every day!) Via Cultural Offering

- Heh Heh

- Uh Oh - 28-year Hubble Telescope temporarily out of service. Sounds like a job for Space Force!

- Nuclear Power is to the IPCC what Israel is to the UN

- I'm fascinated by Giant Squid

- Unbelievable progress - more than half the world's population is now middle class. "For the first time since agriculture based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind is no longer poor or vulnerable to falling into poverty."

- Mental Floss' 10 best Sci-Fi movies on Netflix right now. I've only seen 4 (Ex-Machina, Jurassic Park, Rogue One, and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2) and have no desire to see the other 6. Am I wrong - am I missing out on a gem of a flick?


  1. Moon was artsy but with watching if you like San Rockwell.
    Stardust is a confusing and shitty asap adaptation, but the Senior bits are unforgettable and worth suffering through the rest.
    Her was an indulgent remade mess.
    King Kong was unsuccessful and overlong.
    Anon is selfpimping since Netflix made it.
    Cube I saw in the theatre20 years ago but probably hasn't aged well.

  2. Moon is probably the only one I might see but I don't think I'll go out of my way to do it.

    Prefer to read the book Stardust before seeing the movie.

    Wish Hollywood would figure out that King Kong is not Hamlet and we don't need to see how this generation's best actors can handle the role. The first one was fine.

  3. Read stardust first if you want, but DeNiro's role is his best in the last 20 years and we'll worth it, Moreso if you go in blind with nook expectations

  4. I haven't seen Solo, but Rouge One is the best star wars that I've seen. It's like the dirty dozen in space.

  5. I'm also guessing that if I took the time I could come up with a better list of the 10 best sci-fi movies currently on Netflix.

    1. You could...but until they pay you to produce advertising for them, don't.