Monthly Archives: December 2014

FlickViews: Rebecca: Pretty Women 1.0

Hitchcock’s first Hollywood Film. Mrs. Danvers is possibly the most evil screen villain.   I always thought her coaxing the second Mrs. de Winter out the window was an astonishing scene. Sadly, it takes place every day on line. People … Continue reading

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LezLit: The Diaries of Anne Lister

Step aside Mr. Pepys – there is a much more interesting diary to be found.   Anne Lister wrote 10 million words in a neat script and wrote in a unique code the more saucy parts. She opens a while … Continue reading

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Living Well: Morning Cuppa

“Tumble out of bed, stumble to the kitchen, Pour myself a cup of ambition yawn and stretch and try to come to life…” 1 large mug dash of cinnamon dash of coaco coffee to fill just enough under the rim … Continue reading

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Dear Universe: introducing ElvisWorld!

the 1950s current era  Sputnik is humanity’s technological signifance and the USSR vs USA space race is on. Elvis the Pelvis launches a public debate about sexuality and racial segregation and the culture wave went around the world. the beat … Continue reading

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Brainworld: Sourcing Light

Our brains collate all the sensory data – and the type of the data that is collected determines the brain response.   Reading a book – a paper with black ink is the most restful and least stimulating in one … Continue reading

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StageWear: Elvis vs Liberace

Liberace is correct – he was ONE of the influences on Elvis understanding of spectacle.   Country and Western had a style of sequins and suit decorations too:   Hello Mr. Lacker. My name is Michael from Fort Worth, Texas. … Continue reading

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Society: Class vs Classless

America rejected European nobility in favour of restarting the socio-economic class race with the robber barons. …so we get Paris Hilton as a result of inbreeding instead of Prince Charles …. I feel bad for Charles. a whole life spent waiting … Continue reading

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Variable Brains – running the spectrum

Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal Studying criminals’ brains presents ethical quandaries, as well as opportunities livescience.com hmm….  we should be able to do this in childhood and deal with it I think with education we can … Continue reading

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Disaster Preparedness: Tsunami

Tsunami Science: Advances Since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tragedy As the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami approaches on Dec. 26, greatly expanded networks of seismic monitors and ocean buoys are on alert for… livescience.com What we need is … Continue reading

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Method vs Mirth: Unintended Consequence

  Never underestimate who you are dealing with. The Young Girls that she spoke to had no idea what this woman was about. She did not consider their having a sense of humour or step outside of her own cultural … Continue reading

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