A blast from the past:
A 1994 attempt at predicting the state of newspapers of 2004. Of course, they missed the major difference that finally came along (the pundits were sceptical about the short time-frame suggested): that the printed product would die a slow death and be replaced by...
For me, it's not about the destination but the journey.
I have no faith that any save a few of the genuine mysteries we discuss will be 'solved' to general satisfaction, but my belief in the universe as a unified whole causes me to think that the 'meaning' of the whole (such as one that is...
Borderline 'Fortean', but here's an interesting little set of picture portraits of Hong Kong's disappearing trades:
Good photography of subjects:
As is often the case, it's reprehensible to fake such an attack as it increases scepticism towards genuine victims.
Unless he manages an amost inconceivably good justification for his actions, this man is a scumbag.
I've asked before and I'm asking again:
A) Please at least give a clue what the thread is about in the thread title (done for you).
B) Please post a short extract from the linked article (also now done).
I hated Hardy at school, but then I found in adulthood that I was warming to him.
Amazingly, for such a stoical pessimist (like flies to wanton boys are we to the gods...), he wrote one poem of true hope in a bleak and apparently meaningless world.
I love this and have it by heart.
Gillian Anderson actually has two natural accents.
I saw her mention in an interview how she automatically changes between them depending on whether she's with Brits or North Americans.
I really liked her in the BBC version of Bleak House a number of years back (as Lady Dedlock).
Just a note to say that the whole of this subreddit (Reddit category) could be posted here.
It's titled What Could Go Wrong? and features some of the poorest decision-making caught on contemporary video.
Warning: there's nothing super-graphic, but...
Let's bear in mind that this is a French conception of sophistication.
Italian men consider themselves the world's greatest lovers; in many jurisdictions a swathe of them would arrested as narcissistic sex pests. A generalisation, no doubt, but I have vivid memories of Naples. It was just as...
I think that Bill Gates has been undergoing a bit of a of a rehabilitation these last half-a-dozen years or so.
It wasn't that long ago that he was pretty much public enemy number one with the general public as a result of Microsoft's exclusionary practices and monopolistic position in the...
I absolutely hate the latest round of speculation about whether the Duchess of Sussex's accent has or is changing since she came to the UK and married Prince Harry. The rather pointless conclusion is: it might have--a bit.
A) Does it matter?
I was discussing the inspired casting of Henry Fonda as a villain in Once Upon a Time In The West the other day and the question came up: ahs Tom Cruise ever been cast as an unmitigated 'baddie'?
Not familiar enough with his films to answer.
When I was in Singapore recently, buying a drink from a freshly-squeezed juice stand, I chose what I wanted and then asked 'how big is medium?' Rather than show me the various sizes of plastic cup stacked up behind her, she pursed her lips, closed her eyes slightly and shook her head at a cocked...